Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 6, 1955 · 17
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 17

Oakland, California
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Sunday, February 6, 1955
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" ' w 1 .V; This U hew FrtmlUa School 1539 Ninth Are- looked years 090 before tie rtxrogta of cg mad it unsafe far pupils. It Is now being demolished. The building was completed S at a cost of $231,343.45. The school was established in the 1870s. la ISC 3 uaKiana Area oiavers Denied Queriiin Paroles TOLSOM STATE PRISON. Feb. S. Three Oakland area slayers have been denied paroles here by the California State Adult Authority. , Henry Coleman, 44, serving two life terms for killing an Oakland woman and her daugh ter in 1945, was told by the Authority that he must wait another 10 ' years for further wearing. Coleman shot and killed Mrs. Ethel Ray, 33, and her daughter, Dorothy, 17, hen they - at tempted to -stop him from en tering their home at 1493 Fifth St He was arrested in Arizona more than two years' after the murders. - Ralph Bartlett, 53, a transient, was arrested in Modesto more than six years after the 1946 Port Chicago hobo jungle mur der of Robert H. Cason, 46, an Franklin School Story Brings Back Memories (Editor's Note: The Franklin School, 1530 Ninth Ave., is now being demolished to make xcay lor a new school building. Wrecking crews went to work Wednesday and will have the job completed in 84 days. In August, 1353, ,the brick structure was declared unsafe in the architec tural and engineering report submitted to the Oakland Board of Education. Since that time Franklin School stu dents have been on halj-day sessions in the Bella Vista School.) The story of the Franklin School is part and parcel of the history of Oakland. It is the story of birth and rebirth, for the school was born in the 1870s and reborn in 1906. the year of the great earthquake and San Fran Cisco fire. Perhaps rebirth of the school is more important today because the building of 1906 is now in the process of demolition declared unsafe in 1953 by reput able architects and engineers. In 1908. today's Franklin School house was in the process of construction and history records that the additional cost and repair of earthquake dam age and the changing of the character of the building was $58.843.45 At the time of the earthquake the brick and steel work was completed and the building was ready for a slate roof. When finally completed, the Franklin School cost $204,343.45. The original cost of the building was to have been $145,000. DESTROYED BY FIRE The Franklin School building of today was constructed as a result of a fire on Dec 29, 1902 which completely destroyed the old Franklin School. Temporary housing of students was arranged until the new building was completed in 1906. Men and women who attended Franklin School at the turn of .the century may remember the school principal of the time J. F. Chandler who served until 1912 when George E. Edgar be came principal and served until 2936. Sue IL Dunbar then took over as head of the school and re- .xnained in her post until 1945, when Roger Capri became prin-'cipal and served for one year. Edward E. Cockrum then took ever for one year followed by Donald G. Anderson who served until 1939 when Helen S. Craft became principal until 1953. In August, 1953. the Franklin School building was declared unsafe in an Architect and Engineering report to the Oakland Board of Education. Since that time Robert C. Thorup Kas served as principal of Franklin School with the entire student body attending half-day sessions at the Bella Vista School. BUILD IX Q BAZED Demolition of the Franklin building was a two-story wooden school house, constructed in 1863-64. at a cost of $5,000. When Brooklyn was annexed to Oakland in 1872 .the schoo became a part of the Oakland School District and was given the name "Franklin Grammar and Primary School." 1S73 FACULTY In 1873, J. H. Sumner was made principal and the faculty included Mrs. E. R. Tucker, Miss Ec White, a Miss Watson, Mrs. S. H. Richardson. Miss H. Bon ner and a Miss Ellis. Sumner served as principal until 1888, when Chandler was appointed to the post. The old Franklin School has often been referred to as the school house on the hilL" It is also recorded that in 1879 an addition to the scnool was started. The total cost was $3,217 In 1890 an evening school was established at Franklin, and in February of the same year it was reported in a "flourishing condition." In October of that year evening school attendance was recorded as 23 persons. : 1 1 , x s , , , v t " '.J'' v 8 - ' 4 W 1 ' - " to,:. .j sf v O-iv:- r v. 1 . a j . '-::::::: .::. :-:-x-:;-.-.-i, v ;: ; -"S-.-.;- v .'" t x , - ft - ' r x' ' " , ' -' 7 - - v ' - - f :'. .-' ' , w v" x : V L v " - t . 7 ' - t j i hi i.r nil ...i, 1 1 t ' :-w : r 4..-' - .:Hs::-r '?:S;. -7 i ' 1 n l fto ; ;r .yi . -w--.-v ...w-.-.v.-.;.-.wy ."-.- r i jHW-wV '': '?.:'-? Trttaa pkt Arrows point to structural cracks around the door of the Franklin School gymnasium. Engineers and architects condemned the bride and steel school in 1953. Alexandra de Fremery Leaves Estate Valued at $148,224 Miss Alexandra de Fremery, member of a pioneer Oakland family, left an estate of 224.55 when she died 'here last October, according to an appraisal filed in Alameda County Superior Court. The bulk of the estate, in cash, stocks and bonds, was left in trust to five sisters, according to a will made by Miss de Fremery 13 days before her death. The will stipulated that the residue of the estate is to go to nine nieces and nephews upon the death of the last sister. The sister legatees are J. Vir ginia de Fremery, H. Louise de Fremery, A. Susan de Fremery and Grace H. de Fremery, all of the old de Fremery home, 77 Fainnount Ave., and Mrs. Elea-nora de Fremery Minetti, 2615 California St, San Francisco. Mrs. Minetti on Dec. 12 filed a disclaimer to all interest in her sisters estate. Also surviving Miss de Fremery are a brother, Donald de Fremery, of San Francisco, and Mrs. Mary de Fremery Atkins of Pescadero. Miss de Fremery, who was SI, School building is now in process to make way for a new Franklin School building scheduled to open sometime in 1956. The history of Franklin School brings back memories to literally thousands of Oaklanders, for this elementary school was born in 1872 when the village known as Brooklyn was annexed to Oakland. At the time the school in Brooklyn had an enrollment of ISO pupils under the principal-chip of William K. 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Mr. de Fremery, who died in 1922, established an import business here and later became a bank executive and was a pioneer vigilante. Miss de Fremery also was the niece of another Oakland pioneer, James de Fremery, whose home still stands in de Fremery Park In West Oakland. Miss de Fremery was a native daughter. other transient who was bludgeoned to death. Bartlett ad it was in self-defense. Under a one-to-10-year sen tence for manslaughter, Bartlett was denied a parole and told that he would not receive con sideration for freedom for at least another year. Also denied parole was John Wesley Buckley, 43, one-time railroad worker, who is serving a life term for the 1847 killing of Charles Thomas, 27, of 1114 Peralta St, during an argument over his alleged friendship with Thomas' wife. Buckley received his life term possibly because of .his impa tience. He decided while anxi ously awaiting the result of jury deliberations that he couldn t wait. Because he said he "wanted to find out what's going to happen," he immediately chanced his innocent plea to guilty. Superior Judge James R. Aeee let Buckley know soon after. He handed him a life term. The parole board, however, has given Buckley another wait inr oeriod. They told him to come back in a year. OTHERS NAMED Utner convicts irom Aiameaa County who appeared before the board, the counties in which they were tried, and board ac tion included: James Mosley, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, denied parole consideration Melvin Donner, deadly weapons act and escape, denied parole; Scotty Marshall, grand theft, 10- year term reiixea at s years with final 18 months on parole; Allen Philbrook, forgery and robbery, Los Angeles County, and robbery, Alameda County, denied parole; Ray Valll, kid napping, robbery and auto theft, term fixed at years, no pa role; Harold Pierrie, narcotics, term fixed at 5 years, no parole; Fred Hawthorne, forgery, term fixed at 5 years, and Lum Har ris, forgery, denied parole. Johnnie Killgo, sent to prison for a Contra Costa County bur glary, was denied a parole. FOLSOM HEARINGS Folsom convicts who will ap pear before the Adult Authority on parole hearings and for de termination of sentence in April include: Arthur Clar. Alameda County, rob bery; William Lee Claiborne. Alameda county, narcotics; itennetn n. uunuey. Alameda County, burglary; Charlea McNulty. Alameda County, grand theft; Walter Armstrong. Alameda County. rand- -theft- -and burglary: William Machburn. Alameda County. roDDery; Alfred C Corbett. Alameda County, narcotics; Samuel W. James. Contra Cost County, burglary; E. Melvin Anderson. Alameda county, car wen; Leon C Morton. Alameda County. burglary and attempt burglary; Bert Gibson, Alameda County, burglary; John A. Esitmu, Aiameaa county, checks: Albert Turner. Aiameda County, forgery; Don Stener. Contra Costa County and Alameda County. burglary, and John Varnum rrescott. Alameda County, eneexs. 0MWJ TriVtme Ctm'Jev Til? ? ICCP CCO 'A 19 USvAds to Collect Unpaid federal fines which may run into several hundred thousand , dollars, including? a $13,644 judgment against Henry von Morpurgo, former Eastbay publicist imprisoned for robbing the Sister Kenny polio' fund, today are the Obiect of the soe- cial collection effort by the U.S. Government Under a policy, announced several months ago by U.S, Atty. Lloyd H. Burke, the government is moving to collect the unpaid penalties, some levied as long as 10 years ago, by filing liens against real property of approx imately 150 offenders. Abstracts of judgments, listing fines and other costs, are being filed with county recorders wherever it appears a defendant may own real property. Asst. uS. Attorney. Robert En sign, who is heading the col- A! MM A lecuon eiiorc, expiainea. The abstracts affect only real property, however, and other legal executions will be filed later if it appears the defendants have other property or in come. The Von Morpurgo abstract. field with the Alameda County recorder, lists a $10,000 fine and $3,644 in court costs assessed in 1952 when the Piedmont public relations man was convicted on 53 counts of using the mails to defraud the polio fund while serving as its charity director for Northern California. Other abstracts issued by federal court clerks in San Unpaid Francisco which, will also be re corded in various locations in clude ' those against Sam F. Termini,? San Mateo" County gambler convicted of income tax evasion,, for $20,000; : 1852 Internal Revenue scandal - lig- Finos Ci( : ' ures Martin vC Hartman and Patrick: J. Moonev. 13.000 each Morris Benetar, San Francisco chain druggist sentenced for. tax consoiracv. $20,000 and Ctax evaders Tony 3gatos and John Glynn, $5,000 and $20,000. t CUil SPESIAL CCXTIXUES . r:ov;c?En iiites till 1 I 3 II31 CAHLOADS ADDED Se Cre Ike Denu4 fee These "LOW Reduce frUe. NIW, USED SPIN ITS, GRANDS, ORGANS. 3 Sferes ef Slock! 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