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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 76

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 76

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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2-M Oakland Tribune. Sunday, Dec. 1 8, 1 960 Naming Our City Streets By ALBERT. E. NORMAN MAXWELL AVENUE from Trask to Birdsall in the Maxwell Park tract, was named for John P.

Maxwell who put this tract on the market with some 400 houses, built by contractors of his choice. Maxwell came to California at the age of 13 and lived for a time on a ranch at Calistoga. Two years later he came -to Oakland to assist his father Calvin L. Maxwell in the conduct of his hardware business on 12th Street near Broadway. In 1892 at the age of 17 he took over the business, moving its headquarters to Washington Street between 13th and 14th.

Maxwell, was a very energetic person. He was at one time president of the Athenian Nile Club and the Calif nrnia Retail TfarriwarA Association. He died on Aug. 9, 1939. AQUARIUS WAY, CAPRICORN A VENUE, TAURUS AVENUE, LEO WAY, VIRGO ROAD and URANIUS AVENUE, in the Merriwood Tract above Mountain Boulevard, were named for the Zodiac by Mrs.

LUa M. Havens, subdivider of much of our bill district. s- franchises in the expanding American League if the big bowl is built Preliminary plans call for a diamond with a 400-foot distant centerf ield fence and 325 yards to the foul line fences the same distances for right or left hand hitters. Compact nature of the playing field would make the stadium ideal for football. It would be designed for eventual enlargement to 80,000..

Bill Rigney no longer is among the unemployed. Rig--ney, who was fired by the Giants last June, has been named the manager of the. new Los Angeles Angels in the American League. He is at work already in his Wrig-ley Field office i Football agau today with the 49ers playing the Baltimore Colts in Kezar. resultedin closing of the electric light plant General Electric has operated here for 58 years.

Lamp production here -will be shifted to plants In Ohio and New Jersey. The company is making efforts to place the 173 local employees. Another GE lamp plant jn Cleveland also is being closed for similar reasons. Company officials said the Oakland plant had a higher cost operation than the others because of low capacity and expensive parts transportation. I 1 a-' tionary costs contributed to "the problem Fred Block, who.

has spent eight years in jail rather than pay his former wife $750 alimony, had this explanation why he married her in the first place. "I waited, so long all the good ones got by. She won't get a nickle. She doesn't deserve it. get better eating here than the old lady cooked.

She was always on a Oakland civic leaders are forming a non-profit corporation to finance the sports coliseum to" be built near Hegenberger 'Road; be- tween Nimitz. Freeway and the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. Preliminary plans call for a circular stadium suitable both for football and baseball Oakland already has a pro football team and has good reason to believe it 1 will be granted one of the new i-rom of the money will come from a bond issue. "We might as well face it," said Dolan, "We're going to back the bonds." Berkeley city officials have applied to the State Small Crafts Harbor Commission for a loan of $1,800,000 to develop a marina as the first tphase of a huge waterfront improvement plan. The loan, to be repaid in, 20 years from revenues, would double the size of the present 201-b Berkeley Yacht Harbor and in addition provide numerous other facilities Piedmont police were irked by the first escape in the 40-year history of their 4-p i jail.

George Collins, 50, already an -escapee from Chino States Prison facility, had been arrested for burglarizing automobiles. He picked the cell door lock with a piece of bed spring and departed via the back entrance. Nuclear Sub Vice Adm, Hyman Rick-" over, "Father of the nuclear submarine," was. aboard as the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the first Polaris missile launching submarine built on the West Coast, put to sea for trials. Mare Is-' land Naval Yard, which built the Roosevelt, now is working on a second and larger nu- clear-powered Polaris sub- marine They had some tense minutes at the Parr- Richmond Terminal near the foot of Fourth St.

when an 8-inch gasoline pipe, line ruptured, spewing thousands of "gallons over the dock and nearby water. The Coast Guard and the Port of Oakland fire boat blocked off the area, dissipating floating gasoline with their propellers. Emulsifier was poured on the dock to end the fire threat CALIFORNIA JOHNH. VA! Logan wasa VDUNG SAKilA CRUZ UWVER WHEM HE SUCCEEDED INCPOSS- (toffi fsm By RAY HAYWOOD er The ferryboat, picturesque sy mbol of a local day when life moved slowly, but far more pleasantly, might return to the Bay soon. The Eureka, which ran between the Oakland Mole-, and San Francisco has been men-tioned for summer use, on the run to Angel Island, now a state park and recreational area: The Eureka, a 300-footer, is being reconditioned for exhibition at San Francisco' Aquatic Park.

Many commuters, who daily risk dented fenders and jangled nerves on the bridge, wish someone would -return the entire auto ferry fleet. There were some irritations in the old days. It seemed thatyoir arrived at the pier just as the, ferry departed, or were one auto too late to make the last of a full load. But, there al-t ways was' another ferry." When it arrived, Jt took you to the other side, slowly per- haps, but always safely and pleasantly. Engineers, who have completed, tests on a model in a Virginia wind report it would be safe to add a second deck to the Golden Gate Bridge -for rapid transit trains.

The second deck is part of a preliminary plan for Marin, County Transit which would cost $926 million put into operation; Arthur Dolan chairman of the district finance committee said: "We can't delay any Although there is a possibility of Federal financial aid, most i in mi" 1 1 Lett A ome No one had to be told not to smoke. The gas was being pumped a Norwegian tanker. "-rr: Dean Rusk, 51, named Secretary of State by President- elect John FHGennedy, has a local background. Rusk studied law aft Univer-; sity of California's Boalt Hall, and served as associate professor and dean of the faculty at Mifls College trom 1939 to ml. His -oldest son is aneconomics student at U.p., his wife's parents hve in Berkeley.

Rusk's career includes a Rhodes scholarship, wartime Army service in Burma and a post as Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs. Cigaret Tax A threatened campaign to repeal California's 3-cent a pack cigaret tax apparently Das failed. State officials said one-tenth of the 262,789 signatures needed to place the repealer before the Legislature were collected San Francisco Police are considering a flat "No Parking" ban on the downtown triangle bounded by Market, Sutter and Mason Streets. The traffic has become virtually impossible. "Something must be done soon," said Traffic Director Thomas Zaragoza, "We don't want to do anything that will hurt the mer- chantsrbut on the-otheriiand we don't want to incon- yenience th.e shoppers." Double-parking of trucks is a principal cause of traffic congestion.

Zaragoza believes clearing the curbs of autos will make room for the trucks, which puzzles many motorists who will swear a truck driver would rather double park anytime than use a yellow zone. High production costs have IN THE MAKING LOGANBERRY vi lM' THE COVER Air aglow for Christmas-that's the way the Bay Bridge struck Tribune cameraman Russ Reed. He stopped his car on Yarba Buena Island and snapped this' striking picture, showing the span at its brightest best, with the lights of San Francisco twinkling In the distance. Note the torch-like beacons atop each bridge tower. By Mike Parks GRIZZIV BEARS WERE A GREAT HAZARD IN EARLY SAMTA cruz counts twoofits foremost citizens be- Iug Among Their vio 5 mi -'Wk vr IMG SPROUTS FROM A NATIVE BLACKBERRY PLAW WITH A RED ANTWERP RASPBERRY aves- FEStTlNS INTHE PRESENT.

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