Clipped From The Fresno Bee The Republican
FRESNO THE REPUBLICAN FRESNO, CAI,., THURSDAY EVENING. APRIL J3, 193Â« Contest of the American Legion, is presenting Week. They are, back row, left to right right, Merel Bradley, Donald Knight Government Charges True Facts Of Hollywood Dry Misstated LOS ANGELES, April 23. - U.R -Assistant U. S. Attorney Leo Silverstein Action Follows Protest On Rates For Sprinklers In Business Buildings The city commission to-day appropriated $250 for thc employment of Walter W. Cooper, rate expert, to revise all water department rates, with the exception of the flat rates, as the result of numerous protests from business build ings in connection with the stand- b y charge m a d e f o r sprinklers in basements. Fire Marshal L. A. Moore presented a file of protesting letters received from the business men to the effect the. charge was too high in consideration of the water used and the small amount of maintenance expense connected with the systems. Commissioner of Public Works Jean L. Vincenz said he Heveri the rates should be revised and recommended the employment of C'ooper. Sprinkler ratea are based on a tandby charge depending on the size of the installation. Medium- sized basements are charged $4 monthly and larger and smaller ones are charged accordingly. Damage Claim Is Filed A claim for damages aasertedly resulting from the municipal airport, made by Mrs. Pearl Oliwien, Teilman Avenue and Whites Bridge Road, was referred to City Attorney Claude L..Rowe. Through her attorney, N. Lindsay South, Mrs. Oliwien says the drainage well* at the airport has resulted in the polu- tion of her domestic water supply which is obtained from a well. She said her water supply on occasion contains dust and oil. City Clerk Harry Foster was authorized to advertise for bids on the paving of O Street from Stanislaus ving to Fr esno Streets, the bids to be opened at 11 A. M., May 14th. Permission was granted Don H. McKee to operate an airplane Instruction school at the municipal airport.