Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on December 29, 1942 · Page 15
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 15

Oakland, California
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Tuesday, December 29, 1942
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Vatly Knave Gossip and O Comment tribune 0 AXLA'N D'S ONLY LOCALLY OWNED, 1 - LOCALLY CONTROLLED DAILY NEWSPAPER EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATED PtESS., . WltEFHOTjO ... WIDE WOKLD... UNITED UESS vol exxxvn OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1942 15 D NO 182 Sidelights and The News in Lighter Vein AS CITY GATHERED TO HONOR "J AC K" HASSLE R well. It ic now up lo San Fran-cfaco dogs to 'attend night school nd leant to read. For the board af supervisors has passed a "doe ordinance" which make it - ces- ary for dogs to have at least a grammar school education, in order Oto avoid breaking the law. This glittering legislation not nly Imposes on dogs a mandatory requirement that they "commit" no nuisance on sidewalks of any public street, avenue, park, public square or place," but also imposes upon every passerby the obligation to assist in seeing that the law Is enforced. Supervisor Brown dissented, with the. comment: "I believe this ordinance is incapable of enforcement." However, the ordinance was pasted by a 9 to 1 vote, and dog tutoring has thereby been added to .San Francisco's civic duties. The dogs were not represented at the upervisorial session. New Abbreviation Morris Ernst, New York attorney, put a new abbreviation into the language when he marked a memorandum to Attorney General Biddle with the initials: "DBTA" Biddle puzzled over it and then worked it out The ability to do that is one reason why he is attorney general. "DBTA" means "don't bother to answer." New Low in Jurors Two Tacoma reporters walked Into 'a Federal courtroom to see what was going on. The judge took one look at them. . "Ah!" he said and put them on a Federal jury. There is a shortage of jurymen W ie Northwest and courts are taking (what they can get. Evn couple of reporters were better than nothing. Whenthe reporters failed to re port back, two city editors sent out another batch of reporters to find the' missing men. The reporters reported back. "They're on a jury." they said. "A judge grabbed 'em " OOne paper immediately printed an pditorial on "The Decline of Ju-y Mentality." The other attacked the entire jury system as a farce and a travesty. But the two reporters didn't care. For the first time in their lives they were making news instead of covering it. Women Still Mystery There was a fire in Vallejo the fiher night. The clothes of two girl riveters, the Misses Rachel Kidd d Helen Bates burned up. The Uhes were hanging on a line and tF line broke a."a dropped the clothes on a gas heater. It made quite a smudge, ,. . .j After thi. excitement was over, he fire chief took a report. "Burned fa cy undies . . . "Say," said the chief, "I thought girl riveters wore overalls.". "We do." "And you wear those under-neTTtli?" Misses Kidd and Bates spoke in unison. "Never mind what we wear underneath, brother. The fire's out. On your way." The chief hasn't got his answer yet. And Pass the Taffy "Praise the' Lord and pas's the chewing taffy!" That's the new U.S. Army slogan since experts have decided that a soldier fights best on a little candy. The Army, through Maj. Gen. Edmund B. Gregory, quartermaster general, talks learnedly of carbo-thydrates, fats, vitamins, metabolism, etc., but the low-down is that the boys like candy and light better on candy, and so Uncle Sam has put candy into the Army sation. So, if you can't get enough candy In civilian life, because of sugar restrictions and what not. the remedy is simple. Join the Army and get a chocolate bar! Just a Slacker A. E. O'Donnell of I.ivermoi e Is looking for a job any kind of a job, that will enable him to use up his spare time. ' "I like -to keep busy," he says modestly. O'Donnell ispresident of the Farm Bureau Secretaries' Association of California. He was just reelected. And then, he is secretary of the Alameda Cdunty Farm Bureau; secretary of the Livermore-Pleasanton Farm Center; farm labor placement officer for the USES and the" USITA War Board; vice-chairman of the Livermore-Pleasanton Law and Order unit of Civilian Defense. -The big loafer! He's Fasting I,. S. McDanicIs walked into the. police station at San Antonio, Texas, and spoke to the desk sergeant and associates. "Gentlemen," hes said, "I'm in a 0,x. I can't see to eat and I can't at even if I could see." The sergeant stared at him. "Well, brother, I'd say you were on a spot.. You weren t thinking of dying in here, .wereypu?. "WelLnot exactly," mumbled Mb Daniels. "You see. somebody ..has stolen my teeth And my spectacles and I want you to do something about it." "Oh, said the sergeant. Just plain "oh." And he made out a report to which he attached an all-points bulletin marked "rush." 41.5 Miles for Army They had a U.S.O. function at an -Army camp the other night and one fL the young women, who volun-frwl as B dance partner, pinned a pedometer, which registers walking mileage, lo her belt. At the end of the evening" the meter showed that the had danced just 41:5 miles in lour hours.; Who was It said Americans were iroft? i ATHE KNAVE. - . j 4 iriv x- l ' !- f M. ? r.f. j ?.r j ki sw-it 151 " . v n. o ,r; - tV- r; This picture shows a part of civic leaders who gathered at Little Relief in Sugar Increase Allotment Raised 10 Per Cent; Population Up 25 Per Cent Harold D. Weber, general man- aser of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, declared today that commercial users of sugar in the Oakland area will iind only slight relief in the 10 per cent boost in the amount of sugar to be allowed be ginning January 1. Heavily increased demands for the commodity with the continued influx of new residents to the area will more than offset the higher allotments, Weber said. "Alameda County's commercial sugar users have been granted a 10 per cent increase as a result of the Chamber s population statistics, pre sented to OPA officials several weeks, ago in Washington," Weber stated, "but since the area's popu lation increase is more than 25 per cent, the problem still remains." Refusal of the OPA to accept cer tified figures from local shipyards listing the new Oakland residents since the original sugar feook sign up, accounted for the discrepancy between the sugar increase and the population gain. Weber pointed out, "It may be necessary to await the contemplated point-rationing sign-up. to be able to prove the tre mendous increase in Metropolitan Oakland's population," Weber said. In its original request for more sugar, the chamber based its appeal on the influx of war workers taking up residence here. The thousands of service men stationed in and near the city constitute a tremendous additional demand through hotels and restaurants' and .have caused skyrocketing sales of candy, cakes and sweetened carbonated bever ages. Sutter County has been granted a SO per cent sugar in crease after January 1 on a basis of the military personnel stationed in that county. In addition to Alameda County. Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Sacramento Counties received 10 per cent boosts. Deutsch Takes Over Commonwealth Club Dr. Monroe E. Deutsch, vice-presi dent and provost of the University of Oalowita'today was installed as president of the Commonwealth Club of California at its noon meeting in San Francisco's Palace Hotel. He has been vice-presidenl for the past two years, and succeeds Paul Edwards, San Francisco newspaper editor as head of the organization. Other officers installed jpclucjed Richard R. Perkins, vice-president, anMh- following members "tif 'th$ board of governors: Judge Honier Spence. Francis V. Keesling. Dr.' Richard Swain, Dr. Tully Knotes- and Senator John Shelley. Auto Crash Claims Second Ship Worker MARTINEZ. Dec. 29. Merrit H. Colgrove, a Richmond shipyard worker, died early today at the Contra Costa County Hospital from injuries received Sunday night in an automobile accident that already bad claimed one life. Colgrove and Lane Danielson, 56, also a shipyard worker, were crossing Cutting Boulevard at 10th Street, in Richmond. Sunday night When they were hit by the automobile, Danielson died yesterday at Richmond Hospital. " Laurence H. Poteete, of 1508 15th Street, driver of tht car.ss absolved " of - blarhfl for th Occident the huge crowd of Oakland an "Appreciation Luncheon" At the speaker's table yesterday were (left to right), P. D. Richardson, incoming president of the Oakland Chamber oi Commerce, which sponsored'the luncheon; Alfred J. Lundberg, retiring president, and Mayor John F. Slavich. Money-Back Smith, 78, Founder Of Pioneer Store Here, Dies Man Who Established Business 56 Years Ago Succumbs William Smith, 78, pioneer Oak land businessman and founder 'of the Money-Back Smith clothing firm, died in his sleep last night at the Hotel Oakland. Smith had been an Oakland busi nessman for 56 years. As president of the Money-Back Smith Company, he was active in the affairs of the store until his death. He is survived by his widowRose two sons, Harold Smith, secretary of the clothing firm, and Jesse Smith, vice-president of the com pany, and by five grandchildren. His sons saTd today that the store will be closed all day tomorrow in respect to' his memory. Smith founded his -first store in Oakland" 1rf86-sUtCTal&-.in the horse and buggy days of the ity when he moved here from San Francisco with his family. Thp development of the business matched the growth of the city until at the present time, it is one of the largest retail clothing firms on the Paciuc Cpa.s,t. Originally Smith called his store "The Famous." Later it . was re named smitn s Money-uacK oiore. Then, in 1912, as it moved into the fSfKnt-location at 12th and Wash ington Streets, it oecame Money- Back Smith." Smith was born in Europe, and came to the United States with his family as a small child. He had made his home at the Hotel Oakland for about eight years. Funeral services will be held to morrow at 11 a.m. from Grant D. MillerV-Telegraph Avenue Chapel. Firm Wins T Award Award of the Army-Navy "E" to Hubbard & Co., Emeryville electrical fixture manufacturers, was announced today from headquarters of the Twelfth Naval District The "a" pennant, awarded for outstanding production of war ma terial' during the past six months, will be .presented In January during ceremonies -at the Hubbard plant for outgoing City Manager John F. (Jack) Hassler In the Ivory Court of Hotel Oakland yesterday Tribune photos. -W?' ft tf, , Fl ,r I hA s v5 $ ' 'tfi? js1 17 v William Smith .an. Jil'V . . MetrpRolifan Oakland Gets Mixed Weather Clear weather, mixed clouds across the sky and cool winds out of the northerly quadrant came to Metropolitan Oakland Sunday. Ac cording to the United States Weather Bureau release today the temperatures for Sunday were as follows: TEMFEBATTJBES HlShLowl Hlshtow 6S 11 Coliui M 41 Atlanta Del Mont i x Chicago Denver Detroit Ft. Worth 4 M Mt. Hamilton RS , Oakland BS 39 Sacramento 'M 43 - S3 10 4.1 47 2S m as 30 1 3S SI Sallnaa S Ban Franclaco 61 3 Kaniaa City 49'MlnneapolU S.F,. Airport SS 47 New York Santa Rota s ssiPittiOnirsH Stockton . U S7iTmM SFECIAIr OAKLAND BEPOIT 4S.42 IS M ' Rainfall lor 14 hour endln at f:S0 a.m. Mi Mimii to aate, ai; mjimmi lo dato-laat year, 1.13) normal ! Oate, .. '.....' .. . q - ' PAST COMMANDER OF STATE LEGION KILLED IN CRASH William J. Farrell, 56. past Cali fornia commander of the American Legion and recent director of the Army Air Forces Ground Observation Corps, was killed yesterday near Hamilton Field in an auto accident that injured four other persons. Farrell, who also was a former mayor of Petaluma. was on his way to San Francisco for a conference when his car collided with another auto carrying three workers from the Marinship yards. One of them, Lawrence Roach, 31, war injured critically, tarreirs wife, Irene, and the two other shipyard workers, Valentine Scherer, 30, and Eugene Kostner, received less serious injuries. . Among his other activities, Farrell was a member of a pioneer Petaluma automobile firm.-' Christmas PJhone Calls Set Record The overseas telephone switch board at San;Brancisco wai credited today with the largest increase of the country in foreign telephone calls made over the Christmas holi day. Overseas calls were nearly 60 per cent higher than at Christmas, 1941. The American Telephone and Telegraph Company reported that long distance calls broke all rec ords with an increase of 24 per cent over last year. Largest increase came from the Army camps in all parts of the country, where 60 per cent more calls were made during Christmas than were made a year ago. Fat Donations Grow Housewives of Northern Cali fornia contributed 175,723 pounds of kitchen fats to the war effort in October, the conservation division of the War Production Board said today. Arizona Labor Short PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 291. 01.0-Serious labor shortages will cause a decline of from 25 to 35 per cent of the Arizona cotton crop this year, a -United' Press aurvey disclosed today, -, i 0 Mm. Hassler imilei at th crowd giyi Her husbanH an ovationT lunaing "For H't a Jolly Good Fellow." Hassler Itavei Applauding a laudatory speech are Charles Schwanenberg, (left), who will succeed Hassler. and Sen. Arthur Breed. SECOND FAREWELL BANQUET IS GIVEff FOR HASSLER AND QUINN Schwanenberg and Youell Welcomed to City Posts; Mayor and Council Are Hosts A second farewell banquet was held last night for City Manager John F. Hassler and for Councilman James H. Quinn, both of whom are leaving to take State posts in the administration of Governor-elect Earl Warren. Last night's dinner followed closely the "Appreciation Luncheon" yesterday noon, at which both Hassler and Quinn were guests of honor. The banquet also served to wel come Charles R. Schwanenberg, who will succeed Hassler, and Frank J. Youell, who willftakc Quinns place on the council. It was given at the Hotel Oakland by Mayor John F. Slavich and members of the council and was attended by close to. 50 city and county officials and local business and professional men. TO DIRECT FINANCE Hassler, city manager for nearly 10 years, will be State Director of Finance in the Warren administra tion. Quinn was elected to the STate Board of Equalization. Mayon olavich presided at the dinner last night' and presented both honor guests with engrossed resolutions adopted by the council and paying tribute to Hassler and Quinn. Hassler also was given a big souvenir book signed by more than (DO city officials, employees and akland citizens. In it was the message: To John F. Hassler, in testimony Of tho high respect and esteem in which he is held by his colleagues, co-workers in the city of Oakland, and friends, and in appreciation of his services of city manager of our city from 1933 to 1942. . . . The city officials, city employees and-friends, who have w6rke"d ' with him andMdrris and Jay fczizek. S.P. Sends 9000 Into Service;. Now Needs 10,000 New Workers Southern Pacific Company sent 9000 employees into military service, but now finds it needs 10,000 new men to handle its record wartime traffic. President A T. Mercier said In a message to employees today the company had for three successive years carried the biggest transportation load in its history, the load rising year by year and promising to topple all records again next year. The 1942 freight traffic .was a third larger in ton miles than Ifist yeer, 72 per cent, greater than in 1940 and J2 per cent above ,1939. Passenger traffic-boomed 'to exceed the ' preceding record year, 1920, ! by two-thirds. Thecompany bandied 6130 special trains for the armed services, besides addlne many military cars to rojflar trsins, . - to become State Director of Finance under Earl Warred. T1 been associated with him, herewith subscribe their names in tribute to his record as an official, his ex ceptional personal attributes, and his uniform fairness and geniality in his relations with all.. . . .;The signers hereof extend their heartiest congratulations to Jack Hassler upon his appointment to "the important position of State Director of- Finance, and wish him all possible success and happiness in his new environment, while deeply regretting his departure from the city government of Oakland." GUESTS PRESENT The following were .present: Mayor John F. Slavich, City Manager John F. Hassler, Charles R. Schwanenberg, Vice-Mayor Herbert U Beach, Dr. William J. McCraeken, James H. Quinn, James A. DePaoli, Fred N. Morcom, Frank B. Shattuck, Henry W. Haler, George R. Peters, Frank J. Youell, R. C. Horstmann, Joseph R. Knowland, Ingraham Read, Judge Chris B. Fox, Judge Joseph A. Kennedy, Frank Col- bourn, Reginald H. Biggs, William F. Ostrander, Enrl B. Leonard, James Paps, Ray O. Waring, Chief of Police B. A. Wallman, Fire Chief W. G. Lutkey, Henry A. Frazier, Cyrus W. Abbott, Harry L. Hintze, F. Bert Fernhoff, R. W. Robertson, Edgar M. Sanborn, Walter N. Fnck stad, Dr. N. N. Ashley, Ralph E. York, Walter ,F. Gibson, Melvin Auerbach, Fire Marshal Fred Carl son, John G. Marr, Dr. J. P. Iverson, Claude Christie, R. L. Griffith, Morgan Anderson. E. U. Roussell E. T. Thurston. John F. Mulllns, A. H. Abel. Walter Breen, T. G Stahlberg, J. F. Carey, B. C. Hill. A. R. Cordan. J. .W. McNicce, Chet Facing even heavier traffic, Mer cler told employees in the employee magazine, they must save time, space and materials to cope with the load. Although the company had received all but 63 of the 203 locomotives ordered at a $54,000,000 cost, it had to lease 20 engines from other roads. ... . ,,,' A three-year program ot improve' merits costing $104,000,000 Is under way, involving extension 'of single track tinder centralized - traffic control and new facilities at sta tions and maintenance depots. ' Mercier told the employees "they collected s" about 350,000 tons ? of scrap in 1941 and 1942, the amount divided about equally between the two years, 't the same time handling the unprecedented freight and pa senger traffie without widespread congestion or prolonged tflays. ti A I F '' Crash in lube s " ; ..'i. Stalls Workers Faulty Windshield : Wiper Halts TraffTc For More Than Hour f ', " - One faulty little windshield wiper on an automobile delayed traffic through the Posey Tube for more than an hour today, made thousands..:: of war workers late to their Jobs ' and cost thousands of dollars In lost manhours. - ine winijspieia wiper lauen in,: driver, causing 'his car to 60 out of control and hit the curbing in the tube and blow., two tires. . Before the snarl wastuntangled-' a tow truck and another automobile collided, injuring one man, and thousands of inter-city commuters ; were late to work. The two accidents occurred shortly - before 7 a.m., when peak-hour traf fic was moving through the tubs.: It was not until 8:10 ajn. that care were able to move normally again. TRAFFIC TIED UP Meanwhile, automobiles carrying men and women to their Jobs 4n Alameda, Oakland and Richmond were backed up for blocks at either end of the tube. -. i They stretched three deen ; on the Alameda side from the .tube to Santa Clara Avenue, a distance of a mile. v -1 . On the Oakland side." traffic was , snarled on Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Streets for as far as the. eye could ; see, and on Harrison Street clear back beyond 43th, When the first automobile blew its tire near the Alameda end of the tube, a private tow car was called m from Oakland, " TWO CARS CRASH ' X . Driving parallel to Alameda-bound traffic, it was on the wroiig side of the tube and collided headon with sn automobile driven by Antonio Tomasi, 61, of 823 Cypress Street, Alameda, on his ."way "to work at the Moore shipyard.4 ' His car and the tow-car ' then stalled traffic from both ends- of MIC IUUC, ' Kv.V.'.V;.'....'. Police put traffic under cont Jf UWTTbM v, J'Vt.i Wf and Oakland. Finally, t wheV.. -. second tow-car was sent in to clear ' t r. J 4 ' ' was rerouted over the Park Straet " Bridge. .,-,' New Powerhouse Now in Operation The Pacific Gas and Electric Company today placed in operation ;a new hydro-electric generating powerhouse at the Narrows, on the Yuba River, adding 14,700 horse power to the system's capacity.- The new plant, situated below the Yuba Upper Narrows Debris . Dam, was started in. September, 1941. Three" more powerhouses, P. G. Is Fi. officials said, "will ba placed in operation within the next 12 months, increasing the system's electrical resources 318,700 horsepower, to a grand total of 1300,000 horsepower. These plants are near Dutch Flat. Placer County: at Oleum on the shore of San Francisco Bay, and on tne fit wver. , , . - GRADE I TIRE QUOTA IN STATE TO BE INCREASED ' The State Office of Price Administration said today that the rio-i for grade I passenger car tires f r January wouia oe increased sus r for Northern California during t coming months. The grade II and grade III t' quotas, however, will be 6 The new quota hr f- )1" for January will ts f pvd to 4..T f :r

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