Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 15, 1957 · 24
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 24

Oakland, California
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Sunday, September 15, 1957
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2-1 ccccc 0altl.nl Tr;bune Sundjy Seph 15 1957 (v. - 5 .'' ' ' - . -v" " P6 Tribant GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY Prtitnt at th 50th anniyersary celebration of Local 595. International Brotherhood oi ctrical Workers, lait night in the Oakland Auditorium were (from left S. L Rockwell, the local's) busings manager and financial secretary; R. Howard Conrad, only surviving charter member oi the local; and Oscar Harbak, inter-national vice president of the union in the West - Action Urged on Alameda Tax Rise ALAMEDA, Sept, 14 Thej . Alameda Taxpayers League has asked for a complete reevalu-ation of city services and income because of a probable 46-cent increase in taxes. League representatives met for two hours yesterday with Mayor William McCall ' and agreed Alameda's tax rate will continue to rise unless drastic action is taken. McCall said he is considering!10- 434'000 of - the -$3,440,780. appointment of a committee to examine the city's budget .and services. The league concurred in the proposal LOAN PROPOSAL McCall agreed with the league that the city's plan to borrow $150,000 from the Alameda Housing Authority and the Pub- JicUtilities Board is purely anJ expedient to keep the tax rate increase to 46 cents this year and that the city may face a more serious economic crisis next year. BothCalLandActingity Manager Neil Clark said the current budget is pared to the minimum. Clark said the city1 reduced its reserves $385,000 last year. At the same time, the Bureau of Electricity cut its proposed dividend by $121,000 in order to finance necessary capital improvements. "'Perhaps we are living beyond our income," said League Presi dent J. P. Mitchell in suggesting a complete analysis of city serv ices. OBLIGATIONS CITED S. JChesley-Andersoi mayor and a member of the league, said the current adminis tration is saddled with obliga tions voted by the people. He cited the police and fire pension fund, which this year accounts budget Aiuiougn the system was voted in 1938, it was not until 1953 that the city awakened to the need for funding the ac count Anderson said. Another basic problem, Ander son said, is the city s slow growth in assessecWaluationrtlt was $47,000,000 ten years ago and $52,000,000 today. Mean while the cost of government has risen some 7 per cent each year. The greatest spfvirp thp lav payers league can render Ala meda, McCall said, 'is to get the Federal government to re lease Alameda industrial land lying idle. Mitchell said the league will meet and decide whether to make a formal appearance be-: fore the council at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, deadline for adopting the 1957-58 budget i Two Firemen Escape Injury In Hotel Blaze Two fire chiefs narrowly escaped injury last night while checking fire damage at a down town hotel when a skylight ropped moments-after they had walked beneath it. Assistant nre cniei Bernard Dooley said he and Battalion Fire Chief Patrick Doyle had just stepped clear of the sky- light in a third floor hallway of the Rex Hotel, 823 Washington St., when it fell, shattering at their feet. The blaze, of undetermined ongm, caused an estimated $3,000 damage to three rooms and the second and third floor hallways of the' hotel. Dooley said the fire started in a store room behind the ho tel's second floor office. Ten pieces of equipment and 50 firemen were -called to- fighi-the fire. Traffic was tied up on Broad way and Washington and Clay Streets between Eighth and Ninth Streets for an hour. The Rex Hotel has 60 rooms and50 residents, Dooley said. Residents in the hotel when the fire started left safely. India' Envoy to Quit WASHINGTON, Sept 14 tfll -Indian Ambassador G. L. Mehta plans to leave his Wash ington post this year, possibly by the, end of November, Indian! embassy sources said today. V .' 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