Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on November 25, 1956 · 15
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 15

Oakland, California
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Sunday, November 25, 1956
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r r A If I It? ,.-ri'n-,' '' i HF lirr it 1 I fclftr 1 in i in- i Trlbont photo GROUNDBREAKING RITES Oakland Mayor Clifford Rishell (left) and Supervisor Ches-ter Stanley were among the dignitaries helping to "kickoff" construction of the new Bancroft Ave. Parkway, to extend from 90th Ave. to the San Leandro boundary. Study Opens On Taxicab Legislation Review of existing Oakland taxicab legislation has been started by the City Council with view toward possible revision All provisions of the Oakland Municipal Code relating to the cab industry were brought out for study Friday following ef forts of certain companies to obtain additional permits. Under present provisions, the number of cab permits is limited to one for each 2,000 popula tion. There are other restrictions upon companies, including fi riancial responsibility, and upon drivers such as moral terpitude No date was set for future dis cussion of the problem, but cab companies were assured that they will be notified when i time is scheduled. The council also: 1 Authorized the Park Com mission to employ a landscape architect to coordinate prepara tion of a master plan for de velopment of tite'40-acre Kunj Estate, opposite the Oakland Naval Hospital on Mountain Blvd., for joint school, park and recreation use. The property will fre used for an elementary and junior high school as well as park and recreation facilities which will make it Oakland's first pre-planned community center. Others are contemplated for, the rapidly developing hill area. Cost of the services was limited to $3,000. 2 Affirmed the City Planning Commission's approval of an ap plication to construct a three-level apartment house on a vacant hillside fronting on Lake Merritt, between Lakeshore and Wayne Avenues. A series of re ft net ions, recommended by the planning commission, was also supported by the council after review of the plans. 3 Ratified an exchange of $2,500,000 in city reserve funds invested in United States Cer tificates of Indebtedness for other Federal Government securities. The city will gain an increase of 2S to 34 per cent in interest. Citv Treasurer James F. Carey said the city was given only three days from Monday to make the exchange. 4 Appropriated $60,000 for development of the Brookfield Village Recreation Center. Long Coastline SACRAMENTO, Nov. 24 California occupies more than one-half the entire coastline of the United States along the Pa cific Ocean. More than 150 national and focal prizes are waiting for boys and girls 10 years old or younger who like to color. You may win a trip to New York, a bicycle, camera, doll, 'train or ether prizes and awards. Watch for the first drawing to color and complete contest rules. TUESDAY IN THE TRIBUNE Dr. KinselK Will Talk to Bioanalysts The American Association of Biosnalysts will hold its first western regional scientific meeting Wednesday at a 7 p.m. dinner in San Francisco's Clift Hotel. Dr. Laurence W. Kinsell, di rector of the Metabolic Research Laboratory at Highland Hospi tal here, will address the group Work Begun Freeway Link on on "Essential ratty Acids in Re lation to Laboratory and Clini cal Medicine." Among the groups invited to attend the meeting as guests of the Bioanalysts Association are the California Association of Clinical Laboratories and. the Oregon Association of Bioanalysts. Cornelia Wagner of Oakland is program chairman of the meeting and Harry S. Guiney of Hanford, will' preside. Construction has begun on the first unit of the $4,000,000 Ban croft Ave. Parkway, which will provide a major link between existing and projected freeways in Oakland. Mayor Clifford E. Rishell and Alameda Coun t y Supervisor Chester E. Stanley were at the controls of a huge earth mover which lifted the first load of earth in preliminary grading for'"thr-pTOjeetnt Bancroft and 98th Avenues on Friday after noon. They symbolized the joint city-county participation in the project which will also provide a link in the county freeway and roadway net. ALSO PARTICIPATING Participating also in the groundbreaking ceremony were City Engineer John Morin and County Surveyor Olof Ander son; executives of the contractor, Lee Construction Co. of San Le andro; and civic leaders from the East "Oakland area. The contract price for con struction of the first unit, from the San Leandro city limits to 90th Ave., is $470,000. Necessary property for the impovement cost an additional $675,000, Two 44-foot roadways with three moving lanes and two parking lanes in each direction will be provided. These will be separated by a dividing strip of from 60 to 40 feet in which the Southern Pacific Company's spur railroad line to the Chevro let assembly plant will be re located. CONCEALING SCREEN Plans for the development call for planting a screen of shrubbery and trees to conceal the tracks from view. The parkway, which will cost an estimated $4,000,000, will ex tend westerly to High- St. and provide a connection with the Eastshore Freeway at 42nd Ave Total length of (he parkway will be 4.25 miles. The first unit will extend 1.17 miles. It is designed to relieve con gestion on MacArthur and Foot hill Boulevards and East 14th St. Cost of the work will be financed jointly from Oakland and Alameda County allocations of state gas tax funds. Oakland Tribune, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1956 ceo A.15 Deadline Tomorrow for Police Test Applications Fire Dept. Makes Annual Inspection ALAMEDA, Nov. 24 The Alameda Fire Department is making its annual inspection of the Park ar.d Webster Street business districts. According to Asst. Fire Chief Archie Waterbury, the inspection program is designed to advise merchants of fire safety measures and to give firemen a chance to become familiar with the structural details of buildings in the business district "Such information will be invaluable In case of a fire," Waterbury said. "We want our men to know the means of access to every building and what the building holds." , Applications for the next ex amination for. prospective pa trolmen in the Oakland Police Department must be filed before 4 p.m. tomorrow at the civil service office in the city hall. More than 300 men already have applied for the series of tests which will start Dec. 8. To qualify for a probationary appointment, applicants must be between 21 and 29 years; not less than five feet, 9 inches nor more than six feet five inches tall; have good vision and at least high school education. In addition, they must qualify in Dotn menial ana pnysicai agility tests and achieve at least 60 per cent in a three-hour written test and 40 per cent in a personal interview. There will also be a qualifying medical ex amination before employment The civil service office is ac cepting applications also for sev eral other positions. These jobs, together with the last date for filing, are: Associate planner, Jan. 4; truck driver and storekeeper, Dec. 28; animal keeper, Nov. 30; and gardener helper, Dec. 21. Japan-Red China Trad TOKYO, Nov. 24 () Japa nese businessmen today sent group of experts to red China to observe and discuss plans for expanding and modernizing that nation s communications industries. The Japanese hope to pave the way for large exports of electrical equipment. CONVERTED PLANE CARRIER- REASSIGNED f ALAMEDA, Nov. 24 - The j 40,000-ton aircraft carrier USS.'U Hancock has been assigned to th A1amria Naval Air Station after an extensive eight-month conversion at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard. The ship entered the shipyard in April for alterations .and installation of more modern equipment. The new changes included an angled flight deck, enclosed hurricane bow, new mirror landing sys- "t tern, enlarged elevators to r handle the Navy's newest jets and improvements in electronic and special weapons capabilities. Capt J. D. Black is commanding officer of the carrier. o m SAN i I f n a o 1 1 i n i N C o WAlNllt t.J J 0 I marble tops A fine Chirstmos gift for ony home '39 IITWIIN C I A T AN IACIAMIHTO i 8 c o ; i I MgS J -ji Open Monday nights 'HI f They're mad about toys that W Hurrah for a bike that'i f act and tale! 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