Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on August 7, 1957 · 6
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 6

Oakland, California
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Wednesday, August 7, 1957
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Gity. F.Qa4Und Tr ibuyWedimiy, .Attf.,7,t9S7 Goun cii OK r Nominees.td Fill Vacancies Mayor Clifford E. Ru-ll's entire slate of 17 nominees to Lll vacancies on various ut boards and commission has been approved by the Oakland City Council Action on tin- nominee took more than an-houi at List night'sj council meeting. Thutccn norm-, nets were accepted bv unanimous 8 to 0 vote.-; one by a; 5 to 3 vote: another bv a 6 to 2 Councilman Howard F Kiiea NEW BOARD PRESIDENT Subject of controversy was Harold G. LoienUcn, floor cov ering merchant, wno was pro posed for reappointment to the Civil Service Board He is the board's newly-elected president althoufih his term expired June 30. I95e His reappointment was challenged by Councilman Robert L. Osborne who contended Lor- entzen " with a matter concerning civil service employees w ho work at the Port of Oakland. Quoting from a newspaper article and a financial statement, Osfooijie pointed out thil Lort-nUt-n is a partner with Dudley W. Krost, Porf of Oak land manager, in the General Ship Service Co. Councilman John W. Holm- on L.unnl.en s reappointment was imported bv Osborne and and Glenn .. Hoover, but lost 4 to 4 with opposition from Rishell and Councilman Peter M. Tripp, Frank J. Yourll and Fred Maggiora The reappointment was approved 5 to 3 on a subsequent vote when Grant swung his support to Rishell. The only other split involved Al Lobello. a building contrac tor, who was appointed to the would be confronted Planning CommiMori by a 6 to conflict of interest inl2 vote. Grant and Osborne ques- FOR THE CHILDREN 'International -Fleet' for Lake Oakland's small fry, already blessed with Fairyland, would get a double-dip delight under a proposal made yesterday to the Oakland Park Commission. The proposal: to turn the Harrison St. arm of Lake Merritt, adjacent to Fairyland, into an international waterway" complete with authentic replicas of such famed foreign craft as a Chinese junk, a Venetian gondola and Viking ships which children could go sailing on. Jack Francis, the concession aire who operates the "Oaklandj Acorn" miniature train in Per-alta Plavground, made he proposal. He said the waterway ""'could bring national recognition to Oakland Just as Fairyland has." . MODELS blSPLA YED ' sioners. models of craft which could be used and said they would be about 30 feet long. Each replica, he explained, would be authentic, adding that he plans to have the Chinese junk built in the Orient if the plan is approved. The commissioners said they were favorably impressed by the proposal, but postponed a decision until their next regular meeting at 2 p.m., Aug. 19. The city already plans to build a retaining wall and promenade along the park side of the Harrison St. arm of the lake. Also proposed for the same area is a miniature-Portuguese Village, a good will gift of Portugal. A special meeting to elect new commission-off icers was -called for 10 a.m. next Tuesday. Wiiiam Penn Mott Jr., park superintendent, reported that for the first time since an ordinance was passed by the City Council two years ago the department will remove a hazardous tree and bill a private property owner for the job. Mott said Curlie C. and E. G.uiton, owners of property at 754 Cal-mar Ave., have turned down a department request to remove a dead pine tree which Mott called "a definite hazard." The ordinance was passed at commission urging. Mott proposed that county courthouse employees, who, he said, are usurping public park ing places in front of Civic Audi torium, be rented parking stalls for $10 per month. He suggested any agreement include a stipulation that the stalls would not be available on days when the parking' was-rteeded-forr speciafl auditorium events. Vioned the advisability of having (our member of the seven member commission representing building interests. DIFFERENT INTEREST Both said they were convinced Lobello was well qualified for the po.sition but suggested some one with a different interest minht be more in order. On the vote, however, Grant appro vi-d LobrJMsjpoinUvien llie opposition came from liolmdahl and Osborne. - Three present member "of the planning commission are identified with building interests Norman Ogilvie, real estate operator; Albert G. Lockwood, builder, and Hugh S. Rutledge building trades union representative. Two appointments approved by 7-0-1 votes with Holmdahl abstaining were Mrs. Fcnncr. Fuller and Mrs. Ruth Caldwell to the Library and Museums Commission. They will fill posts now held by Mrs. John T. Beales whose term has expired, and Edward G. Brown, attorney, who will move to the planning commission. Getting unanimous 8 to 0 ap fTO RESCUE? NOW7RESCUED MARBLEHEAD, Mas., Aug. 7 if -In a reversal of the usual wea drama, a yachtsman yesterday rescued the Coast Guard. ' Mr. and Mis. William Welch were cruising in their power boat yesterday when thev spotted a ftnall vessel aground. Not until Welch helped pull the grounded vessel free with a tow tine did he discover it was a Coast Guard patrol boat from Gloucester. Damag es Refused In Deaths SACRAMENTO. Aug. 7 if The State Board of Control refused yesterday to pay $100,000 to the parents of a man who burned to death in an incinerator while a patient at Cama-rillo State Hospital. The board also turned down a father who ...asked.. $25,000 after his young daughter, a patient at Pacific State Hospital, provaf were: Brown, who along!1 Spad' ' found dead with with Lobello, will succeed John C. Houlihan and Harry W. Spencer who have resigned a shoestring around her neck. The officials delayed a de cision on a damages request by after completing terms with!3 Iolm,'r woman pauem at Ag-the planning commission; John nt'ws s,ate Hospital, near San F. Tulloch. contractor, and Carl1JOSC- wn losl lnree i"igcrs in time limit is not being enforced Courthouse workers are parking there instead of in the metered parking lot across the street, he said. RENTED PARKING STALLS i Commissioners directed h i m to check the legality of the proposal with the city attorney, and report back. In other action the commission: 1 Received a bid of 12 - per cent of the gross for the opera tion of a merry-go-round eon-cession east of the auditorium from East Bay Amusement Co. ILwas the only bid received on a two-year contract 2 Authorized installation of part of the proposed flood lighting for the new parking lot at Joaquin Miller Park 3 Set 2 p.m. SepC7 for the dedication of the ranger station and information center in Joa quin Miller Park. H. Hansen, coffee merchant, to the Port Commission. Tulloch is a reappointment and Hansen succeeds Dunlap C. Clark whose term has expired. REAPPOINTMENTS Andre Fontes, printing firm owner, who succeeded G. R. Au-guston on the Park Commission; Raymond O. L'Heureux, personnel executive, reappointed to the Civil Service Board: Orral Anwyl, dairy firm executive, and Mildred G. Johnson, insurance agent and youth welfare leader, reappointed to the Recreation Commission; Nicholas C. Petris. attorney, to the redevelopment agency to succeed Lorentzen who also has' been serving there, and John Frank Pruss, labor leader, to the agency, to succeed Hugh S. Rutledge, who also serves on the PtawiTtir Commissrarr. Vernon L. Pankey, 1 abor leader, 'reappointed to the Hous ing Authority, and John Kron-enberg, paper and box firm executive, appointed to the authority to fill a vacancy created by the death of Walter Gibson; Elvyn C. Evers, banker," reap pointment to the Police nd Fire Retirement Board; and Kirby Tharp, banker, reap pointed to the Municipal Employees Retirement Board. The reappointment of Thei Rev. E. W. J. Schmitt, Mont-clair minister, to the Redevelopment Agency, although recom mended earlier by Rishell, was not considered as his term does not expire until Oct. 25. a food chopper, bhe asked $25,000. NEGLIGENCE CHARGED The $100,000 incinerator claim was by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie S. Moore of Pasadena. ' They contended the state was negligent in the death of their son. Jack L. Moore, 28. He burned to death last March 19 after going head-first into the fire through a 28-inch hole. He was working on the incinerator while being treated tor alcoholism. "It may have been a case of suicide," said Carl Applegate. deputy director of the mental hygiene department. "The state was not neglectful," said John M. Peirce, state finance director. It was Victor M. Kirk of Te- hachapi who asked $25,000 as the result of the strangulation Keiecf Move:to Key Tax Plea rails A move to reject Key Sys-i.siijewalks are a foot above tern's request fur. elimination of ground level. its annual franchise taxes failed 4 -Granted the PasselU Truck-to win immediate approval by jng Co., Inc. a 30-day extension the Oakland City Council but , Kent 12 nn ,u contract for clearing the Hall of Justice site BAGDAD, Aug. 7--The IraqxantiquiliM department re near Mosul unearthed a beautiful 2,700-year-old tempi to ah Assyrian god. It will be restored and opened to the public. OMAHA, Aug. 7 Sugar and sugar becU provide an identical' though they grow under en tirely different climatic and sml conditions and one ia a root crop and the other a stalk crop. the council will discus the re-que.st at a special meeting Aug. 20, A letter from Key System asking the city to drop the tax came before the council last night and Mayor Clifford E. Rishell started to direct City Clerk Gladvs H. Murphv to refer it to City Manager Wane t rr-rmrmpswr' ntr-errr n rry: John W. Collier. He Was halted V Councilman Frank J. Youell who exclaimed: "Why js i necessary to do that. We don't have to wait on this. I move the request be not granted." Ql'ICK Sl'PPORT Quick support came from Councilman Robert L. Osborne who remarked: "They've got everything else they've asked for. Instead of giving them this let's sue them and make them live up to their past obligations." During a brief discussion Councilman Peter M. Tripp warned against hasty action and said that granting the exemption might benefit the city in the long run. His motion to table discussion was approved by Rishell and Councilmcn Lester M. Grant, Glenn E. Hoover and Fred Maggiora, w'ith Youell, Osborne and John-W. Holmdahl dissenting. The letter, signed by Glen L. Stanley, Key System president, also went to eight other cities where Key operates. First offi cial opposition to the requests, which would save the transit line $165,000 annually, came yesterday from Berkeley which took action similar to Oakland's. MORE STUDY DUE The Berkeley council set Aug. 20 for further discussion and referred the matter to its city manager, as did Oakland. In other action last night the council: 1 Upheld 7 to 0 the granting of a city manager permit for operation of the Golden Gate Baptist Church at 5302 Telegraph Ave. Atty. ' Raymond L. Mellona, who said he repre rwaru-gWrnnoTs Seat Cover Sales Jump ' ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7-Sales of seat covers for automobiles last year totaled 12,500,000 sets, costing $250,000,000, a, 10 per cent gain over 1955. Another 10 per cent jump is expected this year. who died in June955,: Jle eon-tended she was murdered by anotner pattent. His attorney Oscar R. Cummins of Beverly Hills, said the state was negligent in not having isolated the other patient, also a young girl. SUICIDE SUGGESTED The Los Angeles sheriffs office said it was possible the girl could have tied the shoestring about her own neck. "We are sorry but these things happen," Pierce said as the board decided the state was not negligent. Mrs. Beatrice Rosenthal of San Francisco, seeking $25,000 for the fingers lost in the food chopper in June, 1956, told the court: "My hand was very precious to me. I assure you." The Mental Hygiene Department said the state had not been negligent, although Mrs. Rosenthal was being treated at the time with a tranquilizing drug. on the block bounded by Broad way, and Washington, Sixth and Seventh Streets. 5 Affirmed the Planning Commission'' approval of plans for a three-story, 27-unit dpart-ment building on Oak St. near 14th St. fronting 'on Lake Meruit " "(T-Xp!)i o v im3 ""InT'XTa n ielTa , County Highway Advisory Committee." Report on a reeom-' mended program for improvement and development of the State Highway System in Alameda County during the 1958-59 fiscal year, and movec to request the State Highway Com-mision to give it careful consideration. 7 Rejected all bids received for furnishing 5,000 or 10,000 copies of the "preliminary- general plan" because two were deemed excessive and the lowest considered invalid. The Council called for new bids on Aug, 15 8 - Rescheduled for Aug. 22 following its regular 12:30 p.m. meeting a special meeting to discuss a new housing code designed to implement the city's urban renewal program. The meeting had been set for Aug. 20. Earlier at its pie-council session the council agreed to approve $61,910 in appropriations for entertainment and advertising in this year's budget. In cluded was $59,910 for the Oak- and Chamber of Commerce for: trade representation, $17,500; metropolitan advertising, $23,- 910; conventions and tourists, $16,000; community betterment, $2,500; and $2,000 for an up coming state convention of the American Federation of Labor. Further discussion of requests totaling $112,276.45 is scheduled. Small Town, Big Crash SAN PEDRO, Mexico. Aug. 7 UTi Several persons were injured this week when a truck and motorcycle collided at the town's only traffic light. Dr. R.E. Palmer Dr. Alan Fallows OPTOMETRISTS Announce the opening of their new optometric offices in the new Macvs 'Building Bay Fair San Leandro A COMPLETE OPTICAL SERVICE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY F.cs examined Prescriptions tilled Latest fashions in eye-wear No appointment necessary Use our Macy's charga-plate or budget' terms DR. PALMER - DR. FALLOWS OPTOMETRISTS Macy's Buildings 15555 E. 1 4th St. Terrace Level EL gin 7-3333 BR owning 6-3333 tested the permit with the argu ment me cnurcn wouia aepress property values and stifle business. Councilman Frank J. Youell, Peter M. Tripp and John W, Holmdahl were outspoken in support of the church with Tripp asking: "When do we place a monetary value on spiritual guidance?" 2 Heard but took no action on a request from the EBMUD Citizens Committee, represented by Mrs. Helen M. Bole of Orinda, that the council opposed the sale by the East Bay Municipal Utility District of 6,508 acres bf San LEablo Reservoir land for resi dential development. Mrs. Bole advocated reserving the land for park and recreational purposes. 3 Set Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for a public hearing into complaints by 21 residents of Hale Ave. between Dougias Ave. and Edes St. that new curbs, gutters and sidewalks were improperly constructed by the city. The; residents complained ' that the CaC0 a -Sapetiot "idw man" btttyw qwu pCaw t6ufc - v. You've heard that Superior idea and Superior craftsmanship are tops in the kitchen and bathroom remodeling fields. Hundreds of satisfied custom-ets ' agree. And years later, these same customers still praise the workmanship and planning that have brought them so much convenience and pleasure. Ask a Superior "idea man" today how he can make your home more livable, more comfortable for the whole family . . . more valuable should you ever decide to sell it. You 11 find it pays to call the West's most experienced kitchen and bathroom remodeling specialists. SaMeto DhnIii U ItUmattt, planning, ideas . . . 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