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HIVVS ON THE HOUJt tYERY H0UX . KLX 910kc THE TRIBUNE STATION If jrou haven't already checked With some o your friends over Jn Contra Costa County, you may b interested In a little more dope on that question the Knave posed as fc what put the a quitch on a. projected gambling enterprise in. Contra Costa County, . " The story as we. set it from some .1 of our friendi, among the gambling waternity is tms: Several months back one of their J twmber--one' of : the , top numbers, t,T the wayhad some loose change - sad an idea that what that eounty , eded was f a bigger, and better gamblms palace. The plans were duly drawn. Very trntm. wot a second Flamingo Club. zpw wnaersiana dux nonetneiest a place where you wouldn't be ashamed to take your granny. CT ree versa. The contract was about to be let for something around 1800.000. .which, even at these prices, should be enough to furnish a cozy little neat for Lady : Luck,: and the deal . and the balance on completion. ; Oops! All of sudden the boys hear about this bill Governor War-ten wants to permit him to appoint commissions to study various phases -of the crime problem in California. It had been" in the hopper quite a while without much attention, but when it started to move through the H legislative mill 1 herculean under-cover efforts were made to kill it off., without -t avaiL ,:, The measure moved through to final passage. : Whereupon---iit advance of actual . creation of the commission, or com missions and ' the selection of per sonrielsignalf ; iwere oft on the . Contra Costa project The gentleman in question put his money back in. his pocket and, packed the plans in mothballs until some possible miure aaie. t,;. At least that's the gossip as the Knave hears it.; . O O' o o Meanwhile, along Twelfth Street the boys are wondering with tongue in cheek"! no doubt why : there -has been an upsurge in book making activity in Oakland the past lew weeks. I . . O O 0 Johnny Morris gets all excited when he orates about bridges over Lake Merritt He waves his arms strikes dramatic' poses, and delivers ringing quotation! from the classics V. but not always correctly! There was the might ha told the city council one proposition was' in line with the Biblical phrase; 'The voice Is Jacob's voice but the hands are the hands of Isaac." Again he warned against certain action by declaring: "You're letting tne eiepnam get nis nose unaer tne tent Pretty soorii he'll be all the way in. rf Somebody ' suggested he should go back to Sunday School The phrase in Genesis, quotes Isaac as referring to Jacob's voice and Esau's hands. i . And he mightq check a bit xt zoology too. It was the camel who stuck his nose under the tent That thing - hanging out in front of an elephant is called a trunk, o o ;o o In case you weren'fcthere to judge for yourself just how "stacked" the audience was at 'that recent "Town Meeting" in Sari Francisco, the rebroadcast on the radio certainly furnished the tip-oft They are still telling how the ladlestand gentlemen from the far left started lining up for. admission two hours before the doors were due td open, and by the time the program started they were on" the inside and several hundred other .ticket holders were out in the cold. i ; As a result, Lieut Gov. Goodwin Knight was subjected to discourtesy virtually every . time he took the microphone . and he was prac tically drowned out by; boos" when he had . the courage ; to declare that the Republican party opposes . communism. ;..' ,. ; " -. I j At another point, a question from the floors which might have been embarassing to 4James ' Roosevelt state Democratic chairman! was drowned out by audience noise" and ' jwent unanswered.tr j. .,- I And did you hear-George Outland former Democratic congressman from Santa Barbara, make his big pitch on that same program about the Democrats being against cross-filing?:. .'v't'fV-::4 The Knave t Isn't quite V certain whether the voters of both parties - had a chance to retire Outland in favor of a Republican at the June 1948 primary as they eventually did at the general election that year but the record ; will show that Mr. Outland himself cross-filed in both the -1942 and 1944 primary elections. O ! f D : If at any time in the past six months you had desired to direct a communication to . the postmaster of San Leandro,; you would have had to address it to Crescent City. You still would,! as a matter of fact because, although he ' resigned last month. Michael Neish, who is now publisher of the Del Norte Triplicate, continues as postmaster until his successor is chosen. .' -1 -.? I -. ' All of which is to lead up to the tact that the matter of chosing a successor is causing Democrats here a bouts : some headaches. As the Knave hears it some pretty ' harsh names were , called recently when the Dembcratic-' County - Central Committee met to consider the problem. . 1 . - The ; story i goes that : 10 votes which were considered "in the bag" for Mrs. Matilda - Neish weren't when the final tally was in. Mrs Neish had only six votes to 10. for 'Charles Royse, ., a government accountant "and one ' for George Peyry, a deputy collector of internal : revenue.1 -y,:,:,'--lV'-.-v,.v '-;.iW' Right about then, we understand, the name calling started. " i ' ' The upshot was that the committee decided jtp "pas . the buck to Rep. George P. Miller. The Knave under- stands that Rep. Miller will be back j home before the end of the month v and will select the new head mail- man then. r ' -:. " ' . Until such time as Miller and the r Democratic high c 6mm and reaches a decision. Assistant . Postmaster ' Elmer Harris is in charge of the San ..Leandro office, . : ; - THE, KNAVE. ' Y0L CLXVI! Stag Parly : Under Probe . Full-Dress Inquiry : Into Undress Jinks Ordered by. Army PITTSBURG, Calif.. Aug 22. A general and his colonels are up to their eyebrows and their eyebrows are raised higher than the cost of living today in a full dress investigation into an alleged undress incident that concerns primarily a lieutenant and . a ... sergeant from Camp Stoneman, W ; '-1 The scowling, probe, so hush-hush it is echoing in every port of the big San Francisco Port of Embarkation, centers around just what if anything, took ; place in a tavern known as Frumenti's in Bella Vista, two miles west of here. Maj. Gen. Neil H. McKay, commander of the port, the Board of Equalization and the Contra Costa County sheriffs office want to know and they are not to be put off with any "boys will ; be boys" excuses either. :.. - . . . .-.-k l The story they are running down Is that Frumentfs,' realizing that Monday is a dull night when wives and girl friends like to stay home and there is riothing much to entertain the boys, invited the men folks of Camp Stoneman to come on over alone and there would be 'a little show at the tavern to make up for the lack of feminine companionship. So they did and the shows were applauded with vigor. The five en tertainers combined a little of the allure of Hildegarde and the style of Sally Rand and gradually the lights dimmed to dark and the men were left alone. - Only on this Monday night In question. the two men in question had a better idea. They didn't want the girls to leave and they wanted to get into the act So they did! or did they? And how! or and how? ' Now when the lights came up they - shone on some pretty fancy brass, the 'kind worn by three colonels no less. v The colonels, who up to that point probably had been enjoying a night out themselves, decided the show must NOT go on. ; They say one of the colonels became so enraged he ordered the sergeant to the stockade and the lieutenant confined to quarters under guard. Joseph Soares, chief liquor en forcement officer for the Board of Equalization office here, said that he is "investigating Frumenti's to see if they are in the right business or the wrong business." If Soares" investigation shows that Frumenti's has been maintaining disorderly premises" ja charge will be filed. ' As for Mondays they are blue again. BERKELEY VILLAGE TO BE REMODELED ALBANY, Aug. 22, Painters and gardeners today were preparing for a full scale renovation of Codornlces Village, which has housed thousands of persons since its construction in 1944. The $200,000 project calls for com plete redecoration of 630 apartments and landscaping of 16 acres of grounds, including reseeding of lawns on . every street and some flower beds. , . A three-year painting program will be - followed, according to Felix I,. : Upson, assistant manager of the federal agency project Exteriorof the buildings will be weatherproof ed ... and then painted with ; dull colored aluminum paint with woodwork done in white. The first SS buildings constructed in the project will be reroofed. The village .1 has - 238 . buildings which house some 8000 persons, including veterans student veterans, war workers , who remained in the vil lage and their families. 3 Shrincrs Robbed Of Fezes by Doys EMERYVILLE., Au. 21 Two teen aged boys dislocated the pelvis I of Shriner Edward H. Moose, 51, of 40 Jerome Avenue, Piedmont last night when they knocked him down as he. left a ball game benefit for the Shrine Crippled Children's Fund In another such incident two boys, beiievea -to be tne same ' ones. grabbed the f ezzes worn by C. B. Hilt of 1862 Clemens Road and H. F. LaForgue. of 2200 Rose Crest Drive. both of Oakland, as they also left the ball park.- ..... Moose and Leon Gurvitz, of 340 Jerome Avenue, another Shriner, were walking to their car from the ballpark when the boys jumped on Moose at the intersection of - 43rd Street and .Adeline Street As Moose fell they took his jew eled fewalued at $40, and fled c ; Gurvitx pursued them but the pair escaped Moose was taken to Providence Hospital, but was scheduled to go nome today. Park Area Sought In New Subdivision v PIEDMONT. ' Aug: : 22. Subdi- viders will be asked to set aside a playground.' or. park area, in White Hall Estates, a 60-lot project bounded by Blair Avenue and Mountain Boulevard, the - City Council decided last night The suggestion to provide a playground or park area in the subdivision. : for which preliminary plans nave been submitted, was made by Councilman " John B, Knox, chairman of a committee studying recreational needs of the city. . . ... Conferences' with C C Mathews Oakland .real estate operator, who is associated with the project, will be heled by the City Council. IttflCHTEP HI tt...WfWgM0Te...WI8t W t I P t Z' FRIIHENTIS ' , ' - '- - S- "A Tbia Pittsburg tavern, Frumenti's, advertises "floor thawi nicjhUy, except Monday," but Amy state)' cmd Contra Costa county officials art) Investigating x report of an incident In-rolvinfi Caxnp Stoneman lieutenant and sergeant at an alleged Monday night show "for men only' The pair are said to bare taken over a cborus girl act Tribune photo. $1,145,000 for County will receive $1445,000 from the 117,000,000 added to the 1947-48 program of the California Highway Commission at a meeting in San Francisco yesterday. Acting on one of the recommendations of the Alameda , County Highway Advisory Committee, the commission allocated an additional $1,100,000 to the East Shore Freeway, for construction of the Fruitvale Avenue overpass. $ Also added to the current program is 'a $45,000 installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Redwood Road and Castro Valley Boulevard, in Castro Valley. NEW REVENUES ; The increase is made possible by new revenues provided under the CoUierrBurhi Act. The current budget, originally" $34,000,000, is . increased to $51,000,000. Of which $24,- 000,000 is allocated, to pro j ects in Northern California and $27,000,000 to Jobs in southertl- counties. . C, H. Purcelf State Directdr of Public, Works, said construcion cost increases averaging 60 per cent and an; $8,000,000 rise in right-of-way prices, had . to be considered in selecting projects for additionl appro priations. Virtually all of the $17,-000,000 goes to projects already approved. GREATER PROGRESS Still greater progress is in pros pect for the 1948-49 program as the result of the Collier-Burns Act The next annual budget must be submitted to Governor Earl Warren early in February, 30 days in advance of the convening of the Legislature on the first Monday in March. Advertising for bids on projects in next year's program; will start March 1, and awards c contracts will be under way by April 1, Pur- cell declared. The Alameda County delegation, represented by Dudley W. Frost urged "additional work on the East Shore Freeway and Mountain Boulevard, appropriation of funds for a new Estuary tube between Oakland and Alameda, widening of the Liv ermore .Valley highway to ; four anes.-and extension of rootmii Boulevard through Hay ward, for in elusion in the next budget Park Executives to J Be Entertained Here City park executives from all over the Nation will be taken on a tour of Oakland parks and entertained at a barbecue and program at wood minster Bowron September 25, ac cording to plans approved by the City Council last night ? On. the request of William Penn Mott Jr., park superintendent the council: voted $1460 to defray cost of an Okaland Day program during the national convention of park executives which will be in session in San Francisco September 21 to 25, Highway Projects 1 l ' J r v V ; f : Mrs. Marlcm Borlcer, 43, seriously injured. Is carried 'on cr stretcher by police trp a lCMoot t cm her; tat cecr Lc&e Teaescct where her ecr plunged off rood Trlbuae photo. I . - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, i I TWO AUTOS KILL RICHMOND MAN; ;.. CRASHES HURT 6 Struck by two cars, a Richmond man was killed last night while walking across San Pablo Avenue and six , other persons ;were injured, four of them in a head-on crash on the Bay Bridge, in. other Bay area accidents. The pedestrian victim was Arthur G. Collier, 67, of 873- McLaugh lin Avenue, Richmond - Patrojinen George Sutherland and William B. Shaw, of Richmond said he was walking across San Pablo near the Esmond Avenue intersection and apparently became confused. He stepped- back after crossing the center line and into the side of a car driven by Kenneth H. Wells Jr., 18, of 3626 Cerrito Avenue, Richmond, a marine, the officers said . The impact knocked him into the path of a southbound car driven by Fred Bremer, of 519 Val-lejo Street Rodeo. Collier was dead on arrival at Richmond Field Hospital. DRIVER BOOKED Wells was booked for investiga tion of manslaughter and. released on, his own recognizance. The Bay Bridge accident occurred when an automobile driven" by Everett Holmes, 31, of 350 Edna Street, San Francisco, crashed head-on into a truck driven by Tony Silva, 19, of Ripon, on the truck level. The truck was passing another vehicle, according to highway patrolmen. Holmes suffered a fracture of the left arm and head injuries, and his passenger, Earl Dixon, 41, of 1565 Octavia Street San Francisco, re ceived a fractured jaw and lacera tions. Silva escaped with a cut elbow, and his wife, Betty, 19, was cut and bruised 'All were taken to Mission Emergency Hospital '.jars. Marian Barker, 43, of 150 Lake Street former SPAR, was injured seriously early today when a car she was driving hit a curb at Broadway and Golden Gate Avenue, careened out of control for 260 feet and rolled down a 100-foot embankment according to police. She is at Oakland Veterans Hos pital with head injuries. FORMER SPAR HURT Mrs. Sally' Kistler, 22, an expect ant mother,? received a leg injury when a car driven by her husband Henry, 25, a Yale University student home on vacation,, hit a parked oar and careened over a shallow embankment at Mountain Boule vard and, Lincoln Avenue. Kistler; who was not hurt said he saw the car too late f to a void hitting it His wife was treated at Highland Hospital and released The couple uve at 183 inaian Koaa. A fire in a moving van, parked in front of the company's, office at 6528 Telegraph Avenue, "was dis covered by Patrolman Francis O Crew late last night and most of five' rooms of furniture in the van was saved by - firemen undee the direction of Battalion Chief Roger Blanc.-' - "-- , ' t 1 V SI T E D WE$t.;ICHIC60 DAIIT FRIDAY, ZUGUST 22, J947 4 t -4 1 12th Street Dam Plan Studied Study of plans, for relief of .traf lie - congestion on , the 12th, Street Dam, now being competed ty Har land Bartholomew & Associates city planners, as .part of a . report on Oakland parking and traffic, will be presented to the City Coun cil next Thursday night p " City Planning Engineer. John G. Marr said the sectiod of .-the Bar tholomew -report dealing with - the dam will be ready fot presentation in . advance of the complete study, which is due to be finished in about 45 days. " ; , r Study of the dam project, opened by the council Augustus, has failed to. provide a. workable' substitute ior tne aireadyrapproved rncjcstsd plan for a series. of unierpasses. As a possible alternative! the, council has requested; the city. engineer to estimate -the cost 4 building a bridge over the center of Lake Merritt. City Off icislGb;: On Five Day ek; City Hall office will go on-a five- day week schedule September 20, taking advantage of a new state law which permits Saturday closing. Introduced last night an ordinance authorizing the new schedule will be up for adoption next week. All offices except those of the police and fire, departments, and others performing "essjential services" will close on Saturdays. The offices now remain open Saturday mornings i but fare operated by skeleton crews, with, records indicating little demand for service. Parr-Richmond; Buys Shipyard Foundry Sale of the JEnterprjpe Foundry property in the Richmond shipyards to the Parr-Richmond Terminal Corporation on its bid of $90,200 was announced today by thei War Assets Administration. Parr-Richmond bid on two other sections of the shipyards, both below the , established fair j market value, are being negotiated They are the 79 -acre main portion of Yard 1, and. the ;38-acre pre-fabrication plant. - 5 -i' : Former Alameda J Park Worker Dies. ALAMEDA, Aeg 2i? Funeral services were held here today for William H. Koster,:!76Y former employee of the Alameda 5 City Park Department .who died Wednesday at his home 217 Louvaine Street Oakland ,..' 1 ' Surviving are his widow. Hilda: a son, Irving; a daughter Mrs. Carl T T:VS 1 41 VT. Tr 4 arid a sister, Mrs. Johanna Carnes. . J--; i! i ,,-V,... " ft. 1 KM 4 MEWS TO 11181 ttt Itt P-TA Leader: Administering of $109000 Recreation : Fund Is Criticized Admonition that "very close rela tionship must be maintained be tween schools and the city recrea tion department was served . upon the City. Council last night by Mrs. G. L. Drennon, president of the 28th District Parent-Teachers Associa- tionTas she commented on the city's new juvenile recreation deal. Mrs. Drennon prefaced a prepared statement with the .explanation it was "in answer to Mayor Joseph E. Smith . " ' ' ' FoDowing a storm of protest over cancellation of a 8109,000 appropria tion for recreation programs con ducted by the Oakland School Department, Smith announced Tuesday that the work will be undertaken by the recreation department and promised to allocate an unspecified amount from the undistributed re serve to finance it s THREE PHASES CITED Mrs. Drennon commented specifically on three phases of the programafter-school and e v e n 1 n g functions at junior high schools, Saturday and evening activities at senior high schools, and summer operations. ; .. 1 "To achieve the desired values, the program requires as thorough a knowledge of the children as it does to teach them in school, she maintained "If the responsibility f or this program is to be carried by the recreation department .the- quality of the leaders must be equal to that of the teachers who have been employed .on the program, and there must be very close relationship between the "schools and the recreation department IS BETTER POSITION . She commented that "those who knqw the . children best are in the best, position to manage the discipline and training of them." The summer program, she observed. "could be more-easily administered oy tne recreation department tnan the programs previously mentioned However, the intimate knowledge and understanding of the individual pupils is quite as necessary as In the other programs." Mrs. Drennon declared the P.-T.A. is not prepared "either to argue or endorse; any. specific administrative arrangements.-: f ;vV She added however, that fwe will be very much concerned with the progress of the program, to see that all of the values which have been achieved are maintained Wepoint out the dangers and the necessities of close relationship without taking any position as to what is 'correct administratively." In closing, she emphasized that the council must provide ample funds to carry on the program. $200 Offered for Poisoner of Dog BERKELEY,Aug. 22. The worth of a mongrel dog totaled at least '$200 todaythe amount offered in reward for the, arrest of the dog poisoner who took the animal's life .with a. tainted piece of meat ' The pooch, "Chubby," was the friend and mascot of J. Henry Harris, paving contractor of 2657 Ninth Street and his' 100 employees. t The dog died last night shortly after a piece of meat containing what appeared to be strychine was found near his dog house. Harris, who said the animal had "adopted" the giant more than five years ago, offered $100- reward for the poisoner, matching a $100 standing reward of the Society for the Pevention of Cruelty to Animals. Wife Asks Custody Of Two in Suit ; Custody of an unborn child and a minor son was asked today by Mrs. FarroU Molakides, 22, of 1516 141st Avenue, San Leandro, .in . a suit for divorce brought against her husband Milton, 28, Alameda County beer distributor.' Mrs. Molakides requested the .divorce i; on, general allegations of cruelty and asked $525 a month sup port for herself and children; $10,000 attorney . fees, and all community property, including Orinda real es-itate and 20 per cent interest" in the (Molakides 'Distributing Company. ' ( This concern was valued at $1,- 000,000 by, her attorneys Heberr J. 'Brown. - - - - ' . . - ; ALAMEDA MOTHER . SAVES BABY FROM DEATH IN TUMBLE - - ' ' . , , ALAMEDA 'Aug. 22. Raymond Lee Burns, year-old son of Mrs. Lela Marie Burns, - 25, of 331-D Sinzleton Avenue, was reported in igood condition at Highland Hospi tal today, apparently none the worse for his tumble from si 15-foot porch. The vounsters mother was cred ited 'with savixg him from possible death yesterday afternoon when she dashed under the child and broke his fall.' Mrs. Burns told police she had left the child with a neighbor in an upstairs -apartment and was' on her way totpick s him up-when sne i glanced, up Just in time to see him fall. She . ran under her son and caught tin, but the impact caused her to droo hint . The child was treated for a bruised Raps Council head and is being held for ebserva i tion, -. D 15 EMERGENCY POLICE MAY-GET CHANCE TO KEEP POSITIONS Prospect that emergency police men who are' disqualified . by age from taking civil service examinations may be retained on the force until a charter amendment ' can permit their qualification was indicated at the iCity " Council meeting last night ' City Attorney John VT. Collier told the' council a proposal to reserve their positions, even though men were available from civil serv ice lists, would be illegal! It was Indicated-however, that not more than '100 men will qualify from an " examination now under way. With-:190 vacancies : existing. sufficient positions will still be open to enable retention of all emergency men now employed, Collier believes. He said -they could remain in present status until a Charter amend aaent . could be offered ; next year which would permit them to' seek civil service status,, ' -, Manjrofficers.who accepted emergency appointments during the, war are now above the maximum civil service age. which was lowered by a: charter . amendment from 35 to 29 years. Several were precluded from taking v examinations because they were in the service. - while others passed: the age, limit during tne penoa between examinations. Swimming Pool Plans Ordered . Selection of an architect to pre pare plans and specifications for five new swimming pools, authorized by a $600,000 bond issue, was ordered by the City Council last nighty If Acting ' on: recommendation ; of John G. Marr, city planning engi neer, the council instructed City Manager John F. Hassler to employ an architect t design all five pools. making them I "practically identical With the $120,000 allocated for each pool insuff iciest to provide cover ings, all will be open-air but wi4 have foundations adequate to sup port structures which may be added at some time in the future. More than 20 members of : the Highland Improvement : Club; at tended the council meeting last night to back: a plea by Frank Sullivan for location of one of tne pools in San Antonio Park, 16th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard The council had previously approved DeFremery, Park and Oak land Fremont, Castlemont and Tech nical High Schools as sites for the pools. . ' . CIVIC CENTER PLAN HEARING TO BE HELD ON SEPT. 25 Public heading on Oakland's $15,- 000,000 Civic Center plan will be held September 25, according to decision last night by the City Council. -The hearing will be preliminary to adoption of the grouping of city, state, and Federal buildings around the lower end of Lake Merritt as part? of Oakland s Master . Plan. It has already been approved by the Mayor's Advisory Committee and the City Planning Commission. The hearing date was set at the request of Homer W. Buckley, commission: chairman, as a description of the plan, 'illustrated 5 by lantern slides, was presented last night by John G. Marr, city, . planning engineer.. r' ( r; Mrs, Lela lisle Euros dc3ps - cAtt breeding his fell iron a NO. 53 Parade Tops Fund Drive North Oakland Event To Help haise Money For New Playground Telegraph Avenue will resound to the beat of martial music and an hour-long parade tonight as North Oakland - merchants - and- residents enter the , final stage in a drive to provide the area with a recreation., center. 4 ' 1 i ' . The parade is. Scheduled to start at 7:30 pjtn. at '38th Street . Proceedings noUjward it will break up at 56th Street in the Temescal District : Then marchers," bandsmen and, spectators , will, join in a carnival and street dance from 9 p.m. until midnight at 49th and Telegraph. f?'.-.'-.-c I.,.-:-' Tonight's parade follows an after noon 'Kangaroo - Court" at 14th Street and Broadway set to open at 3:30 pjn. . Toe Alameda County Sheriffs- posse is to . provide the comedy and horse play, PRICE OF FREEDOM Shoppers, businessmen- or - any one, else who find themselves trap ped by a deputy's lariat will be hailed before the judgment of the court" The uric of their free dom will be a small financial contribution to the youth of Oakland. Eight divisions complete with bands, floats, . drum and -; bugle corps, and horsemen will make up tonight's parade. - f i Included will be the Sherifrs Posse, the 55piece Oakland Post Office Band the 65-piece kilty band, drum and bugle corps from theTemescal VFW Post Hayward VFW Post and an American Le gion Post and marchers from the Temescal Merchants Association, North i Oakland .Optimists Club, North Oakland i Kiwanis - Club, Shattuck - Merchants T Association and the Colombo Club. n Congressman John J. Allen Jr4 Republican representative from the Seventh District, will be the official speaker-at; a brief program following the parade at the site of the street dance and carnival. He will be introduced by Mayor Joseph E. Smith. J PLAN FOR 18,090? Officials planning the carnival and dance have made arrangements to entertain 10,000 guests, according to Chairman George B. Eber- hHL Included are arnival booths. games of chance, a 10-piece dance orchestra and six acts of vaudeville. The North Oakland Area Coun cil reported that approximately. S14.000 has been collected in the drive to purchase a two-acre site behind Technical High School for an extensive swimming-pool-recreation . area aand clubhouse. An additional 13JD00 is needed, then the property will be turned over to the city. f "It is significant," declared Eber-hart "that at least one city is do. inff something for. its children ; far the form of organired recreation without running to the city fathers for help. b : 11 i1 " City Buys 40 Cycles; Asks Engine Bids Forty new motorcycles, costftif $32,757. were purchased, and bids for two new fire engines, estimated to cost $13,000 each were called by the City Council last night , Contracts for the ' motorcycles went to Claude Salmon and L. R. Alzina, each to furnish 20 units of two different makes. The traffic department plans tcf keep comparative maintenance and operation cost records to establsih a basis on which to make future purchases. : Bids on the fire engines, combina-, tion pumpers with capacity of 1250 gauons a minute, wm ce openea September 10. l ' i her.yecr old sea, Rayiaond 15 - foot porch. Tribune photo. ' - ; ; " v l r S X- '

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