J Emmet 1958

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J Emmet 1958 - at 2. City May Take $150,000 Bid For Community...
at 2. City May Take $150,000 Bid For Community Center Site PUC Orders 2 Firms End Bus Service LOS ANGELES — In an un animous decision here yesterday me live members ol the Public Utilities Commission issued a cease and desist order against Morris Gordon' and Benny Ross and Leonard Young, Oxnard merchants charged with illegal bus operation. PUC hearing in Oxnard Sept. 10 heard charges against t.'ie merchants by Ktcbard Chala owner of a bus line operated un der a PUC permit. The cease and desist order ■ effective five days after the merchants are notified, would lOutlet and Mr. Ross and Mr. Vouna of the Fifth sh-PPt. stnre in-furm i from transporting Nationals outlying labor camps to and from Oxnard. Ruled Common Carrier The commission ruled that the merchants are engaged as common carriers as defined by the PUC code and operating without. a certificate from the PUC. Charges against Jesus Rico of La Barca Market were dropped. me comnnsison aid not think there was sufficient evidence presented aaglnst Mr, Rico. :Tfie commission's decision onl The Filth Street Store and Gordon's stated that they are operating as pasesnger stage corporation. The commission concluded that "the requirement of a purcnase ot merchandise be fore a passenger is permitted to ooard the motor vehicle for ; return ride to camp is consider allon and compensation . . ." This ruling would bring tin operations under the PUC definition of common cai-irers. In the day-long hearing here Attorney Jack Berkowitz of Oxnard represented Mr. Chala. At torney Marvin Lewis represent ed Mr. Gordon and Mr. Ross. NATIONAL CHAIN PLANS TO DEVELOP PROPERTY City counciltneti last night received a $150,000 offer for: the old Community Center block on South C street between Seventh and Eighth .streets "I think that's a very good price," Oxnard Mayor Carl Ward declared. The mayor was authorized enter into escrow agreements and contract of sale on Oct. 1 provided no better offer is re ceived between now and then The "contemplated"' development for the block would be { "shopping community" com posed of a group of national chain stores. Local realtor J. Emmet Mack, handling the deal, explained that nothing is definite or final in several negotiations. Last nights offer came from Charles Cramer of Beverly Hills, vice-president of Fox Markets, a grocery chain. There was a 000 bond presented with the offer. But Vox Markets would, not! $1 Million Suit In Air Deaths to Go to Court Oct. 6 Ventura. — a $i million suit nieci on behalf of . three Ventura children against two airlines will go to trial In Federal Court in Los Angeles Oct. 6. The children are those of Wallace and Mildred Hatcher who were killed In the mid-air crash nf two commercial airliners over the Grand Canyon in June, 105G. Coroner Virgil Pay ton, administrator of the Hatcher estate, brought the suit against the U.N. May Tackle China Issue as Talks Bog Down TjfolTED NATIONS, N. Y, HlfD Diplomats predicted ' today; that' the United Nations will; launch a new Chtna debate next; month unless current U.S.-Cum-munlst talks in Warsaw show quick sign of success. The Communists already have written off the Warsaw talks as mere empty words," making significant results unlikely. The General Asesmbly dispos ed of the first phase of the de bate on China Tuesday when it agreed to shelve lor the dura tion of the current session proposals to oust the Chinese Na tionalists or seat the Chinese Communists. Rinal vote to adopt cummendation of the Steering Committee, which had approve^ a U.S. proposal to shelve the, cprcsentation issue, was 44 to S with nine abstentions. Last years vote on a similar proposal was 48 to 27 with six abstentions. Indian Defense Minister V. K Khrishna Menon and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei . Gro-myko led a determined effort tc force a full-dress debate on the question of China's seat. U. S. sources indicated that Washington would ; about two weeks to hi situation before the.1 United Nations unless the War saw talks come to life. Russian sources hinted that the Kremlin also was planning to raise the dispute here, perhaps even be included among the proposed businesses on the Community center DiocK, The market cha is now negotiating for a lease of the 120,000-squara-foot pre erty at the southwest corner South C and Eighth street, the present site of tlje Pacific! Freight Lines. $300,0(10 Market The chain hopes to establish a $.500,000 market there. The land is owned by the Duntley estate, ine freight lines some tune ago announced plans move to a site next to the South ern Pacific 'depot where it will be more convenient for the new piggy-back" truck-train haul method. The installation contemplated at the Community Center would be similar to a shopping com munity now established at Na tional City south of San Diego. Lity Manager faul Wolven reported last night that the pro posed development would "com ptemfent" the development a the Fox Market. The two prop erties-would be catty-corner at tne intersection of C-and Eighth streets. Fur Sew SUb The city moved to sell the Community Center block to help finance the purchase of a 13 acre community center site ol F street between Seventh and1 Ninth streets. Last April Oxnard voters approved the measure. But when the .city called for bids two weeks ago there were no offers. Mr. Wolven said that when the city rejects bids or receives none it is free to negotiate the sale The city planners several ■weeks ago reluctantly recom mended that zoning of the block be "changed from residential to commercial. ■ Planners at that time recommended that the city place some restriction t h a would cause the block to be de veloped as a single commercial unit. \ Mack described the plan now contemplated aa a "corn mercial subdivision." In the offer the city would pay. the broker fee of 57,500 and the title insurance fee of S500. This would bring the net price to S14^,OOU. Under the terms of the con tract of sale the city would require the buyer to fear down the old Community Center building within six months after chase. . Locked-Oul Whites Go to Private Class Lost Rabies Clinic By United Press International The South's first private school system opened today for wnite pupils locked out of pub lic schools in the integration battle. About 240 pupils of Venable Elementary School in Charlottesville, Va., shut down by Gov. J. ' Lindsay Almond Jr, when a federal judge ordered 10 Negroes admitted, were to show. up for make-shift classes. Assigned to instruct th we're 15 regular teachers from venable. But their quarters lit tle resemoiect scnool rooms.1 They were hastily-chosen fresh ly-painted recreation rooms and basements in 15 private home! scattered throughout this uni versity city of 27,000. For the 10 Negroes it was just another day in their extended summer vacation. They had made no move to enroll for the private classes and a spokesman said he didn t look tor any. Uut in Little Rock, Ark., The National Association for Ad vancement of Colored People was expected to ask U. S. dis trict court to prohibit the Little; Hock School Board from leasing four public schools .for .uae as^ private, segregated schools. Reliable sources said the NAACP is going to file a "motion for further relief" in U.S. District Judge John B. Miller's court. The School Board asked the federal court Tuesday whether it can lease the school buildings to a private corporation for operation as private, segregated schools. "The petitioners (School Board) are willing to lease the school buildings on reasonable terms if by so doing they will, not subject thcrtsclves charges of contempt for Having violated a directive order of this court," the School Board's plea' said. At a special election Saturday the people will expres- them selves ■ whether they want the schools reopened integrated or segregated. If the people vote Saturday for segregated schools, Gov. Or val E. Faunas wants the School Board to lease the four high schools to a private corporation be run as private, segregated schools. The state would pay the tui tion of the students who attend them. Gov. Fauhus.hopes he thus can sidestep the U. S. Supreme Court's order to integrate the schools immediately. is he

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  1. Press-Courier,
  2. 24 Sep 1958, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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