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By RAY HAYWOOD From Home Naming -Our City Streets By ALBEIT 1 NORMAN HUBERT ROAD In Lakeshore Highlands, running from Grosvenor to Longridge, takes its name from Walter Hubert Leimert, the name Hubert being given him in honor of his mother! brother. HUMPHREY PLACE, otTresUeGleii Road in the Lakeshore Glen District was named for William Francis Humphrey, who was at one time president of the San Francisco Olympic Qub, also president of the Tide--1 water OU Ujmparjy. HOLMAN ROAD, was named lor Alfred Ilolman, who was at one time owner of the San Frauds newspaper, the Argonaut He was born in Yamhill County. Oregon, July 6, 1857. Had his education in the public schools of Portland.
Was a reporter and assistant editor of the Portland Oregonian, editor of the Seattle Post Intelligencer, president of the Rural Press in San Francisco, editor and publisher of the San Jose Mercury and the Sacramento Union. At one time he was associated with the Oakland Tribune for a short time. He was on the board bf irustees of the Carnegie Foundation for Peace and for many years made his home at the Stanford Court Apartments on Nob HOI, San Francisco. anion officials estimated mat by ordinary stowing methods the job would have takes eight hours and required nine gangs. The unions, in exchange for approving the mechanization, have been granted numerous Job security advantages.
Both employers and employees believe mat mechanization will result in more work; and more Jobs. The contract has been awarded for construction of the 500-bed Veterans' Administration Hospital Just south of the Martinez" city limits. It went to Barrett Construction Co. and Theodore G. Meyer and Sons, both San Francisco, for $9.9 millions.
The new hospital will replace facilities in the former Hotel Oakland Building at 13th and Harrison Streets. Construction starts next month. The Guy F. Atkinson Co. of South San Francisco has been awarded a $13,888,094 contract for construction of the East Bay Municipal Utility District's Br iones Dam, a 22-bilbon gallon reservoir near the present San Pablo Dam in Orinda Area.
First Irtro Space Rear Adm. Jack P. Monroe, commander of the Pacific Missile Range, with headquarters at Point Mugu, says he believes the Soviets will be the first to put a man into space. Admiral Monroe's reason for the I a achievement was equally frank: "They are the greatest scientific thieves the world has known. However, our missile chief was optimistic: "We'll pass them soon after that in the number of men we put up, the length of time they, stay and the amount of information they gather." Alv MERCED COUNTY NAMED FOR THE RIVER land police.
If there is alcohol in the driver's bloodstream, the chemical will torn a brilliant greea. If the color reaches a certain point on the marker the officer win know immediately if the driver should be taken to a hospital for a legally-recognized blood test which can be used as evidence. Traffic Department Division Capt William M. Mc-Murry says the fact a driver has been stopped by an officer often shocks borderline cases into a semblance of sobrietyjhich enables them, although unsafe drivers, to pass the common physical tests of walking the straight line or standing erect It will be impossible to fool the chemical. Chuck Banfe, a Pan-' American pilot, returned to San Francisco International Airport after a flight around the" world in a light plane a twin-engine Super-V.
Banfe. who lives in Palo Alto could have made the same trip in a fraction of the time on Pan-American. He discovered one thing, thought Columbus was right. The world is round The West Oakland Branch of the Bank of America was robbed of (20,000 by three holdup men, including a leader with a sa wed-off shotgun. The same trio the day before had held up the Bayshore Branch post office, police said.
Mechanized cargo handling was tried at the Matson Navigation Company pier in Alameda and declared by both management and labor to be completely successful. A 19-man crew using new crane-container method loaded and secured 950 tons of cargo in four hours. Longshoremen's IN THE MAKING WAS Letter Ahria Dark, one of fbosc rare men concerning whom a dissenting word never is beard either ai a person or ball player is the new Giants manager. Those who know and Eke Dark bad trouble deciding if they should extend congratulations or sympathies. Managing the Giants is an insecure, although well-paid (Dark, it is believed, will receive 5,000 a year) occupation.
Bill Rigney, who bad worked wonders with the club, was fired June 18 when the Giants slipped into second place. It will be Dark first try at managing. He lakes over a club many people Sorei by Sister, 15 Si 9 i. 3 THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH now believe was overrated last season. The Giants presently are in Japan, where they have been called the weakest team ever to visit the Islands, including old Pacific Coast League clubs.
They are having difficulty breaking even with the Japanese during a IS-game lour. That business of telling the officers: I just had one beer, won't work next month if a driver in Oakland has had more. A new-device, a chemical test of the breath, invented in West Germany, will be put into use by Oak- CALIFORNIA Of En aDow room for slow -moving bucks, of which Highway 40 always has aa ample supply. The cost will be an estimated $17 millions. Jimmy Abeyta, a little man with a large punch, scored bis third consecutive knockout as he continued bis campaign to bring the world bantamweight title to' Oakland.
Abeyta. fighting at 116 pounds, dropped Vince Castro of Stockton for the count in 1:21 of the first round in Oakland Auditorium. A right to the jaw just one-ended Castro's hopes. Abeyta is an apprentice pressman for The Tribune. On the same card, two other Tribune apprentice pressmen, the Garcia brothers, Art, a welterweight and Stan, a middleweight, also won bouts -Art by a KO and Stan by decision.
POETS' CORNER ONIY IN DREAMS 1 hold you only in my dreams Because you stand behind a wall, And dreams are flower fragile things Which float away on birdlike wings. But better far than none at all. MARYLYN LEE JUST YOU You asked me it our friendship Would evereyer end; Not if I live a million years, I'll tell you why, my friend. If I should lose your friendship, -The. sun would seem less bright, The songbirds wouldn't seem as sweet, My days would seem Ike night.
though the Russians may bt first in space flight. Admiral Monroe says the United States will see that the first American astronaut comes back. "He will have better than a 95 per cent chance of returning," said the admiral, "About the same chance the average test pilot has." Freeway Link Work has started on freeway link of Highway 40 over Dormer Summit where the historic little group of western travelers met tragedy at the face of a towering granite wall. This time, however, engineers are taking a less precipitous route to the north of the present snake track crossing. If the Don-ners had gone the same way it is possible they might have made it over the hump to safety before the snows.
The new pass will be 100 feet higher than the present summit, but grades will be cut to a maximum of 5.4 degrees as compared to the 8 per cent grades on the present route. The freeway, wul be four divided lanes except at the summit where it will be increased to six lanes to By Mike Parks THE MERCED COUhXrVTOWN GUSTINE WAS FOUNDED V. Is- tf WHICH THE SPANISH HAD CALL? tx de Nuestra Senora tie wverof OUR LADY OF MERCY THE NAME WAS SHORTENED BY USAGE TD THE ONE. WORD, MERCED FOR SOME TIME THE rjt COUNTY HAD NO COURT- fSHi HOUSE AND COUNTY Js TT BUSINESS WAS CON- ON THE BANK MARIPOSA MERCET- VCOUMTY TREE I CREATED OF t55 OI9CO OF THE CREEK.THE CITY OF MEMORY OF APIONEER 'RANCHER AND NAMED IM -dp For in my heart there is a place No one can find but you, It's just a corner set apart Nobody else would do. AMY K.
RAABE MERCED IS NOW COUNTV SEAT HISDALGHTER AUGUSTINE WHO WAS KILLED IN A FALL FROM A HOR3E..
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