Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on March 3, 1960 · 17
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 17

Oakland, California
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Thursday, March 3, 1960
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4. t' 4 . t Mi OAKLAND'S THIS SECTION 1 EDITORIAL AND FEATURES . PAGES, COMICS, TV AND RADIO tribune : LOCALLY OWNED AND ' LOCALLY CONTROLLED DAILY NEWSPAPER MfallUMIf IUI l UK AISOCUTIB Mll... WlllfMOTO... UNITIO MI$$ tMTUNATIQMU . CHICAGO tAUV NwJ 0MlM SIIVICI VOL CLXXll -r- . OAKLAND) CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1960 E 17 NO. 63 Displaced Families to Get Help Planted To Revitalize Park. Street Alameda Merchants, Property Owners . Applaud Speaker It's Taps for Little Timmy ,.'. .-... . ... .... ...., . . , . . I m"mm v .... .:mmx&w?m Tribune pho( FRIENDS TO LAST Combat veterans of Oakland Army Terminal were pallbearers at St. Louis Bertrand Church funeral for Timothy Mears, 9, of Oakland, who died of leukemia. The boy who wanted to be infantryman, became Army mascot and wrs made 'honorary captain of honor auard at Fort Riley, Kans., beiore death. Timmy Mears was buried in full military style yesterday as befit the honorary Army captain, titular head of the; Fort Riley, Kan., Army guard. Six combat infantrymen carried his casket. White-helmeted honor guardsmen of the Sixth Army fired three volleys as it was lowered into Alameda Schools Seek O.S. Aid (or Guidance Setup ALAMEDA, March 3-Na-tional educators have only recently begun to stump for beefed up guidance programs with an- eye toward pinpointing a secure educational future for the youngsters. Here, too, guidance is getting its share of attention. With federal funds now-available under the National Defense Education Act, Ala-jrieda's school leaders are Waking the most of grants in guidance and counseling programs. The Board of Education this week was briefed on local secondary school guidance methods and advised what staff members have in rnffid for stepping up the program in the 1960-61 school year. Alameda schools are presently readying their application for federal aid for counseling activities for the next school year. In this 1959-60 term, some $4,000 in aid, plus 'jt local contribution, went for guidance phases. " Essentially, this is the present high school guidance setup: Alameda and Encinal High . Schools have a total of six Berkeley Red Cross Hosts Olympic Team BERKELEY, March3-Berkeley's chapter of the American Red Cross played host to visiting members of the, Spanish, Olympic team today. ' u In charge of arrangements was Mrs, .Roy McDonald, ' chairman of the chapter's In ternational Committee, which Monday entertained Olympic team members from Bulgaria. .'.The visitors from Bulgaria ere guests in the homes of Mrs. , Gerald Hagar, Mrs. Woodford Harrison, Mrs. William Lawrence, Mrs. Tom Kerr, Mrs. Fred Flanders, Mrs. Lee Page and Mrs. Frank Baron during their overnight ,stay here. , the ground at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. A floral wreath shaped like an American uag was piacea near the grave. A bugler sounded taps. Timmy, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mears, of 10126 Pear-main St., died Sunday of leukemia. He was 9. Before he died the little boy achieved his greatest wish: counseling groups, headed by Marvin Veregge. Three of the groups consist of students with favorable abilities to learn but unfavorable records of achievement. Another is composed of students who are potential dropoutsyoungsters who simply "aren't profiting" from the school program. Yet another counseling group is made up of students who are major discipline problems Meanwhile, workshops on counseling and guidance are being set up for vice principals in the upper elementary school and high school counselors. Everything from testing programs to curriculum offerings will be-discussed in these special training sessions. Another plan calls for a XJL V - I .. . Tribine fht FETED GUESTS-Bulgarian Olympic team members were feted by the Berkeley Red Cross Chapter. Team members Iron left kneeling Nqdeida Vasileva Roza Dimova, Stefan Mltkov. Standing: Alexsander EchalamanovrCeorg? Dimitrov, Mm. Reynold Fobs, hostess; VasiPopoy, Peter Nikolov and Georgi Varoschkin. , , , To Je an infantryman. As death Scfv - death neared, his mother, Mildred Mears, wrote of his desire to the Army Times and foot soldiers all over the world rallied with good wishes and encouragement. A Requiem Mass was con ducted by the Rev. Richard Hecht at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church. spring re-evaluation of vidual pupil counseling. These activities are a base for what the school board hopes to accomplish in counseling and guidance next year. Local school leaders also hope to administer several new tests on college ability and educational development in the next school year - One of the Us features of the new school year as far as guidance work goes will be a college night next fall. Dr. Anne F. Bradfield, director -of guidance in Alameda schools, has a solid program lined up. With federal partici pation, the carrying out of this program will be benefit edwith funds for materials, research and personnel. Crash Program Will Relocate Residents In Mail Center Area A crash program has been launched today to help relo cate families being displaced by Project Gateway, the new electronic mail center in West Oakland. A field office has been set up in West Oakland to serve as a clearing house for remaining families who must be moved in anticipation of an August 1 deadline for vacat ing the 12-block site. City officials acted swiftly after Kenneth F. Smith, supervisor of the Oakland Urban League and a member of the Oakland Redevelopment Agency, said many of the families are. having difficulty in finding new quarters they can affordr t The' relocation office will be staffed by Dr. Helen Amer-man, relocation officer for the agency. She will be on loan to the city and will be assisted by Levi Criss and Robert Amber, the city urban renewal representatives. INTERIM OFFICES It will have offices at the Oakland Housing Authority administration building, 933 Union St., until quarters can be found in the heart of the post office area. City Manager Wayne E. Thompson has aathorized Jack E. Taylor, executive director of urban renewal and city building and housing administrator, to do whatever is necessary to assist the fami lies in relocating,- A special meeting of city and post office officials, civic leaders and others called by Mayor Clifford E. Rishell yesterday was told 34 families have alredjsjeceived eviction "notices. Carl iX).? Olsen, public rela tions official for Southern Pa- Railroad and an agency member, said these are families housed on land sold to the government by S.P. Twenty-one have already moved. GET INSTRUCTIONS "No one should say they don't know where to go for assistance," Olsen said. "Our letter told them to see Edmund Horwinski, executive director of the Housing Authority J.V ... Olsen explained S.P. is only complying with a deadline for turning the property over to the government. LawTence Guay, Post Office Department real estate of ficer, said he expects to get orders from Washington any day to start negotiations for the remainder'of the properties needed. ALAMEDA. March 3-A Palo Alto Teal estate man drew applause. from nearly 100 merchants and property owners here last night by telling them, "It's your dity and responsibility to uplift yourselves, to improve your business district. If you don't, nobody else will." Mike Golick, who led a re-vitalization program for the California Ave. business -district in Palo Alto, was the main speaker at a City Hall meeting called by the Park Street District Association to discuss means of coping with the problems of failing business and vacant, run-down store fronts. ONCE MAIN DISTRICT Park St. was one of the city's two main business dis tricts until development of Utah Construction Company's mammoth South Shore shopping center two years ago. The shopping center, with several acres of free parking has lured many tenants from Park Street buildings and forced others out of btumess, speakers said. A a result, there are currently a dozen vacant buildings in the Park Street area. But most merchants agree that the shopping center is not the sole' cause for Park Street's problems. Nobody can agree on just what the problem is. . LACK OF PARKING Lack of offstreet parking was posed as the major problem, so the city built offstreet parking lots, which are now empty for the better part of the day. The merchants sought to give their tenants free parking by purchasing from the city tokens which would fit parking meters and giving them away tojheir customers.. Efforts to get merchants and property owners to modernize their buildings and build attractive store fronts to attract shoppers were un successful, merchants ' said. The merchants claimed the buildings were the responsi bility of the landlords, and most landlords shifted re sponsibility back to the mer chants. i r COMMON PROBLEMS Last . night's meeting was ! heralded by Elmer Tilton, president of the Park Street District Association as an "at tempt to get property owners and merchants together to do something about their com mon problems." Golick s presentation was an attempt to give the group an idea of what has been done to meet similar problems in other communities. Golick traced the steps fol lowed by his group to launch the project and urged the Alameda group to proceed at once, "before it's too late." After Golick' s presentation, Tilton polled the group and they authorized the association's board of directors to in vestigate the first step in such a revitalization program, prep aration of an economic survey to determine how. much busi ness Alameda can support on Advisers San Francisco transportation advisers have toned down their demands for a lion's share of the proposed Bay Area rapid transit system. The Mayor's Transportation Council agreed jesterday to rewrite its suggested city policy on transit. They did so after the city's four representatives on the Bay Area Rapid Transit District- board of-di-reCtors warned such a policy could defeat transit hopes" in four other, counties. The advisory group had asked the San Francisco Board Transit Demands Tribune phot JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE Shortly after Jay Trujille, 18. was helped out of his wrepked car apparently unconscious, following an 85-m.pJi chase on Mac Arthur Blvd., he revived and began a fight in which it took four officers to subdue him. He had minor injuries. Planning for Renewal Job Speeded Up Work on planning the Acorn Redevelorjment Protect in West Oakland is being speed ed. The .Oakland Redevelop ment Agency yesterday hired a Dlanner-desiener to start drafting details. Today , Federal e x p e r ts started a sample survey to help determine how much of the substandard housing in the area can be saved. The agency is trying to find out if it is possible to rehabilitate some of the old homes in the .area instead ot razing ana replacing them. Federal Housing Adminis tration officials will examine selected residences. Then an appraiser will estimate the property's value and a con tractor will estimate how much it would cost to repair the buildings so they will meet city codes. HowTiiuch of the area will be cleared depends largely upon the agency's evaluation of the survey findings. Earlier estimates were that more than 60 per cent of the area will be cleared. Vincent M. Milone, a San Francisco architect, was hired to fill the, $750-a-month planner-designer post. He will start work about April 1. He has been an architect in New York and California and has taught at the University of California. Cut of Supervisors to adopt a policy demanding that the city get more subways and more transit stations than, transit engineers have planned so far. Adrien J. Falk, transit dis trict president, pointed out that supervisors in four other counties are waiting until plans are complete ' before passing judgment. Falk asked San Francisco to do the same. The.- transportation council agreed to revise its policy declaration to ask only for se rious consideration of its proposals instead . of demanding tneir adoption. , ...... II II ..... ... - --'v i ' VV'-lw '' -J l: '( v : ' '-- '' iJL-'' M ff A , ,; r - , OAKLAND'S TRAFFIC TOLL At Thtt Date Kilted Injured 1959 12 421 This Year 5 378 o' 0 0 DANGER ZONE Lake-shore Ave. and El Embarca-dero. . VIOLATION Right-of-way. , Voter List Duplication Pact OK'd The Alameda County Board of Supervisors today authorized a contract which will en-aW"pWticar"candidates---to buy copies of the County voter registration lists on gummed labels. By a 3 to 1 vote the board awarded the contract to Electronic Mailing House of San Francisco which wil! pay the county $500 for use of a set of the 425,000 registration cards. Supervisor Kent Pursel ob jected stating that Eastbay firms should have an opportunity to bid. Other super visors said there is no otner firm in the area which could handle such a large. operation. Under the contract, . the company will make the gummed labels avilable to candidates in the June 7 prim ary election and to groups working for or aginst bond issues at the rate of $5 a thousand in quantities of 25,000 or more. The rate tor less man 25.000 will be $7 ajthousand. The firm is bound under the agreement not to make the lists available to anyone else for any purpose and to return the cards to County Clerk Jack Blue within 15 days after receipt. . CITY POLICE CHASE COYOTE AROUND LAkE7iNTO HILIS A stray animal believed to! be a coyote led, Oakland police andpoundsmen on a five-mile chase and then escaped into" the hills yesterday. The pursuit wound around Lake Merritt for IV2 hours after someone . spotted the black and brown animal near 17th and Oak Streets. , Officers and poundsmen in patrol cars, on motorcycles and on foot took up the trail through heavy traffic and tin Youth Fights Cop s After Chase, Crash It took four police officers to subdue Jay Trujillo, 18, early today after an 85-mile-an-hour chase on MacArthuf Blvd. which ended in a crash. Patrolman Pat Morrison said he spotted Trujillo, of 505 Zorah St., eastbound on Mac-Arthur near High St. and going fast. He gave chase until Trujillo lost control of his car on a curve, side swiped a utility pole and crashed into a Key System passenger bench, a bus stop sign and a commercial. sign at Coolidge Ave. As Morrison helped Trujillo out of the car, the youth started to fight and three other officers had to aid Morrison in subduing him. Trujillo, an attendant at the Oakland Naval Hospital was taken to Highland Hospital and transferred to the Naval Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. . " He was cited for drunk driving, reckless driving and resisting arrest. New Chicago Police Superintendent Row CHICAGO, March 3-UPD Orlando W. Wilson moved into the Chicago police superintendent's office today amid cries of "foul" by Cook County's implacable state's attorney, Benjamin S. Adamowski. Adamowski, a tough Republican with a penchant for needlingihe city's Democratic administration, claimed Wilson's appointment was illegal because he hadn't lived in Chicago for more than a year. The city council had barely finished approving Wilson's appointment yesterday when Adamowski threatened to file suit to kick him out again. der and over fences. Once they had him trapped on the grounds of the Laney Trade School campus of the Oakland Junior College at Second Ave. and E. Eighth St. However, they didn't shoot for fear of hitting people. Tha animal jumped-a seven-fooj -fence and continued his flight Police got their last glimpse of him heading north on Alma St. toward $ausal Creekr -a : UNDE R CONGRESSI ONAL CHARTER ' y:c. RED CROSS OPERATES

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