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MACARTHUR PARK? NO! IT'S AGAIN CALLED M0SSW00D MacArthur Park will become Mosswood Park once more, the Oakland City Council informed indignant Dioneer nrotestants yesterday. Mayor John F. Slavich gave that assurance after H. f . ueaner, vi, appeared before the council and protested the recent name change to MacArtnur Park. The Mayor said that he had been informed by the City Park Board that it was reversing its action of last month when it dropped the Mosswood title. Earlier, the council had renamed Moss Avenue MacArthur Boulevard, in honor of the hero of the Pacific war. Deaner's was another In a series of protests raised by pioneers after the park name change. They argued that it should retain the name of its pioneer owner, Dr. J. Mora Moss. Moss sold the land for tne park to the city and it was named for him and his wife, whose maiden name was Wood.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 27 May 1942, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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