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pools first - 1h$ editor of lb Irtbunt disclaims...
1h$ editor of lb Irtbunt disclaims responsibility for opinions and statements expressed tn letters. Contributions should be mccomps nied by the name and sddress of the writer, which, if desired, will be Withheld from the public. Preference wtll be given to those who sre willing to have their names used. foripooLS COME FIRST j eve-! Editor: In tonight's Tribune I read where the Park Department con-don't jsiders its No x ."must" a $270,000 ' Merritt Park. L feel ..that 1 "must"' a necklace of lights for the It would 'seem that the first the I spread for special lighting the City of Oakland's No. lg jj0l a e i thing to be done is to see that j swimming pools we promised our youth are rushed to completion. n is tirae we faw more pictures of haPPv. occupied youngsters rather toltnan read oi a little boy drowned in can-!tne estuary; or read of a young fel- low speeding bis car down the or-:rad and killing . three women LIGHTS ON THE LAKE Editor: Pertaining to the coluwm in the Oakland Tribune, "Light Necklace," en park agenda: I hope it is not too late to have some discussion about this planned project. The lake Is adequate without "the spectacle of hundreds of lighted trees reflecting their beauty in the water of Lake Merritt could D a sight unparalelled anywhere." I suggest that we leave that sort of showmanship to communties less sure of themselves. The appearance of the lake during the war years was one of beauty and tranquillity. Its natural beauty was not dimmed by garnish lighting. The water and its surroundings predom- i inated. This is as it should be. If this project is carried out as out- i lined the Lights will predominate . and not the lake. ' I note the sum of $20.000 quoted. In my opinion this money can w give mem a decent chance they - Wl11 stav out of trouble. I am also tired: of hearing about the new swimming pools that the oppor-iCity of Oakland is going to build. heard of these same pools going to be built when I was a student at ' Fremont High School before I went i THANKS inio the Army. Now I am well j over voting age and am still hearing be- or voting about those same pools. spent in a much more Worthy cause than for a "light necklace" for Lake Merritt For instance, buy up several Arm v barracks, install suitable facilities. Locate one in each com- i munitv eliminating the need fori Ifjcarfare, secure responsible super- i visors and turn them over to the i starv-youth of the community in which they are located. We shout about juvenile delinquency and then are prepared to spend a huge sum j of money for show. A. A F con-(Let s get them finished for this any-1 summer and worry about those 'lighting effects for the parjk when our promises to our youth have been kept. 9 Oakland. RICHARD S. COLLINS. Editor: May we take this -opportunity on behalf of the Park and Recreation Commission - to express our sincere appreciation to the Oakland Tribune and staff for the excellent co-eperation in publicizing our recreation activities and events during the past year. ' We fully . realize that the success of our programs was 'due largely to the publicity that each activity

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 06 Jan 1947, Mon,
  3. Page 22

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