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Subject: Re: [MarinGenSoc] Pages From The Past
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 10:46:05 -0800
Cathy, Thanks for the 'memories'. Love old newspapers.
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> Pages from the Past
> Stories from the archives of the Novato Advance
> Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:43 PM PST
> Compiled by Mike Read
> 85 Years Ago
> November 1925
> Laid at Rest - The funeral of Mrs. Marvin Cain, who passed away Friday,
> Nov. 6, was largely attended Sunday by friends and neighbors, who gathered
> pay the last tribute of respect to one loved and respected by all who knew
> her. The funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church.
> Chas. Christensen delivered a splendid talk, paying an eloquent tribute to
> departed as a neighbor and friend.
> Deceased was born in Lexington, Ky., on March 26, 1846. Early in life she
> married Marvin Cain and together came to California and settled in this
> valley in January, 1899. For 62 years this couple lived a happy, contented
> winning friends by their kindly deeds ad sympathetic natures.
> Besides her husband, Mrs. Cain is survived by two sons, J.W. and A.J.
> both of whom are prominent business men of Novato, and four daughters -
> Mrs. Jane Myers, of Montana; Mrs. Olive Ricker, of Gardiner, Ore.; Mrs.
> Moore, of Montesano, Wash., and Mrs. Ida DeRosa, of McNear's Point, this
> county. All of these attended the funeral, excepting Mrs. Myers and Mrs.
> who were too ill to make the trip. “Mother” Cain, as she was
> called, will be missed in Novato, but her influence will live on.
> A World's Record - The egg-laying contest held at Utah ended this week,
> the pen of James Gage, the nationally well-known poultry raiser, won first
> place, producing 2,488 eggs. This is a wonderful victory, when is
> that all but 18 of the eggs were laid the last 10 months. When the Novato
> birds reached Utah they went into a molt, owning to the change of climate
> feed. Consequently they were far down on the list of contestants; but when
> the biddies got to work they steadily gained, and at the end distanced all
> competitors. The number of eggs laid by the pen of 10 from the Indian
> Hatchery exceeded the highest pen in the Sonoma County Farm Bureau contest
> at Petaluma by 50 eggs, notwithstanding the handicap caused by the hens
> into complete molting at the beginning. The Indian Valley Hatchery is
> recognized as one of the best in the country, and as the egg-laying
> quality of
> the chicks becomes known the demand for the birds becomes greater.
> 75 Years Ago
> November 1935
> Constable Appreciates: I wish to commend the young people of Novato for
> their fine spirit of loyalty and wholesome sportsmanship displayed
> Also may I thank my friends who assisted in maintaining this high
> Fred C. Nave, Constable Novato Township.
> On Armistice Day, at Berkeley, a great man, president of a great utility,
> passed to the great beyond. A.F. Hockenbeamer, president of the Pacific
> and Electric Company, closed his 64th year, a heart attack causing the
> Mr. Hockenbeamer rose from humble ranks to the high position of president
> of the largest organization in the state. He directed the affairs of his
> company in the interests of the people, always reducing the costs of its
> products when business warranted.
> In the death of Mr. Hockenbeamer, the people of the district he served, as
> well as the whole state, lose a friend, whose career was remarkable
> of his doing ordinary things on a large scale, and doing them wonderfully
> well. He was a man among men, whose recreations were his work and his
> garden -
> a man of simplicity of taste even in high places.
> 50 Years Ago
> November 1960
> The city will take over the lawsuit to obtain the Novato Community
> Clubhouse, the city council decided last night. “We can't sit by
> passively,” said C
> ouncilman John Angeloni, when making a motion to join Al Bowman and
> as plaintiff in Marin Superior Court against the present club directors.
> owe it to the citizens of Novato to proceed.”
> The suit against Novato Community Club Inc., was instituted several months
> ago by Al Bowman, who claimed it was the intention of the original
> of the club that the City of Novato, if and when it became incorporated,
> operate the club. Bowman's complaint alleges that the first bylaws stated
> it be turned over and a public trust was created when funds were solicited
> community-wide for the building.
> Members of the board of directors of the Novato Community Club on Monday
> night voted to stop negotiations with the city regarding the possible
> transfer of the Community Clubhouse until the pending lawsuit is
> The session was preceded by a plea from board member Harry Overly to turn
> club over to the city “with strings,' ensuring the future use of the
> building by the club, or at least with a gentlemen's agreement to do so.
> Robert Merritt's motion that the board go on record as favoring the
> turning of
> the club property over to the city died for lack of a second. In his plea
> relinquishing the property Overly pointed out that the club building needs
> n expensive overhaul. If the city owned the club, said Overly, the cost of
> maintaining it could be spread throughout the community.
> 25 Years Ago
> November 1985
> Marin County Supervisor Robert Stockwell says he is outraged over a memo
> from San Francisco Foundation Executive Director William Paley regarding
> Buck Trust lawsuit. The memo, filed as part of a document in Marin
> Court, reportedly says Paley decided to break the terms of Beryl Buck's
> rather than change the structure of the foundation to accommodate the
> Meanwhile, Marin officials will go to court this week in an attempt to
> payment to foundation attorneys who are pressing the lawsuit to break the
> Marin-only provision of Beryl Buck's will.
> “We feel the trust should not be paying for the lawyers to break the
> Stockwell explained.
> Foundation attorneys have billed more than $500,000 in legal fees,
> Stockwell said. Last week they submitted another bill for $466,864.
> The Novato Newcomers Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a
> Christmas cocktail party. Any new residents who have lived in Novato less
> than two
> years are invited to attend. Forks and Fingers of Bel Marin Keys will
> the affair, which will feature hors d'oeuvres. Wine and champagne will be
> available as well as a complimentary punch. The Newcomers are a social
> Hikes in Novato
> Events presented by the Marin County Open Space District are free, and no
> reservations are required, unless otherwise noted below. A walk that is
> designated a “family walk” is for all ages.
> Learn about the frogs, salamanders, nets and other amphibians that call
> Marin County home Thursday, Nov. 18, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Meet at the
> of the Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato. To get
> from Hwy. 101, take the Bel Marin Keys exit east and turn left at the
> signal at the bottom of the overpass.
> A more active hike takes participants “Over the Top: Olompali to Burdell”
> Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The group will use a car shuttle
> allow participants to hike one-way starting at Olompali State Park,
> stopping for lunch at the summit, and then descending through Mount
> Preserve. The challenging hike is 9 miles long, with an elevation change
> of 1,400
> feet. Meet at the San Andreas trailhead; bring lunch and liquids. To get
> there from Hwy. 101, take the Atherton Avenue-San Marin Drive exit west on
> Marin Drive for 2.3 miles and turn right on San Andreas Drive. The
> is near the end of the road on the right.
> Catholic singles
> The Catholic Adult Singles Association will tour the U.S.S. Potomac at 11
> a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. The ship served as the presidential yacht for
> D. Roosevelt and is berthed at Jack London Square in Oakland.
> Join the group for a movie and a bite to eat afterward on Friday, Nov. 26.
> The group's Christmas Party will be held Friday, Dec. 3, at Rickey's
> Restaurant in Novato. Cost of $35 per person includes salad, choice of
> entrees and dessert, plus music by Kirk Huget and the “Namely Us” band.
> Reservations will be accepted through Thursday, Nov. 25, at the P.O. box
> Members are also asked to mark their calendars for 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5,
> to attend the Christmas Candlelight Concert at St. Raphael's. Call
> to purchase tickets.
> CASA is for Catholics who are single, or single again. To join CASA and
> receive the club's monthly newsletter, send a check for $20 (or $15 with
> e-mailed newsletter) to P.O. Box 4195, San Rafael, Calif. 94913.
> For more information, call Bob at 897-0639.
> OLL Christmas Lunch tickets available
> Tickets are now available for the Our Lady of Loretto Christmas Luncheon,
> slated for Friday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church's Parish Hall.
> Included in the day's festivities are a Christmas Boutique that will
> feature handcrafted items, a book fair, a performance by the OLL Choir, a
> art auction, class basket raffles, door prizes and bingo. The cost is $35
> person. Bingo cards will be sold separately. Lunch, catered by
> Delicatessan, will feature a mixed green salad, choice of Italian pork
> tenderloin or butternut squash ravioli, and homemade cannoli for dessert.
> The blackout -bingo is a fully decorated Christmas tree donated by
> Pronzini's Trees of Petaluma.
> Chairperson is Jennifer Page. Boutique chairperson is Denise Smith.
> Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Nov. 24. Reservations may be made
> calling the OLL School office, 892-8621. All proceeds benefit Our Lady of
> Church bake sale Sun.
> Presbyterian Church of Novato Youth are hosting a bake sale on Sunday,
> 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church with the proceeds going
> helping the youth go on their service mission trip to Costa Rica next
> The church is located at 710 Wilson Ave. in Novato. Call 897-6152 for
> Marin Co., CA
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