A search of the Los Angeles Times newspaper archives reveals some interesting news clippings concerning Jue Joe's farming activities in 1924 and 1925 .
The first clipping is from March 16, 1924 and reveals that Jue Joe has a sixty acre asparagus farm in West Van Nuys and reports receiving as much as $1.50 a pound for his first shipments! That is an amazing price for aspragus at that time . For comparison ,while working in the Marysville and St. Helena wineries Jue Joe made a salary of 50 cents a day and while working on the railroad he made $1 a day .
The second clipping is from September 13, 1925 . It shows that Jue Joe also is leasing land in Fillmore along the Santa Clara river and is farming potatoes and tomatoes .
The third clipping is from October 12, 1925 and is interesting in that it lists Jue Joe as a director of the San Fernando Valley Asparagus Marketing Association .
The secretary of the organization at that time is listed as Thomas D. Chung whom I think is my grand uncle on my Dad's mother's side.