The Times from San Mateo, California on July 4, 1956 · Page 2
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San Mateo, California
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Wednesday, July 4, 1956
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2-- San Mateo Timw Wednesday, July 4, r p Okehed After Board Debate . request by Dr. Harold D. Chope director of the county health ark welfare department';: for permission to leave the -state to attend a workshop of the Community Research associates in New ' Y o r k touched off a minor furor amoni the board' of supervisors -yesttr day. - ;, ' · Dr, Chope, who is a community consultant. for the research in San Mateo county, asked to be absent from the ; state from July 28 through Aug. 5. His request was approved ·'.; by County Manager E. R. Stallings. ·Callan Reluctant Supervisor W i l l i a m Werder urged that the county manager be consulted further, concerning pur pose of .the trip before the board granted -permission. Board Chairman Thomas J. Callan complained that the requesl "comes up two or three times a year." "Seven or eight million dollars « year is -spent in that department," Callan said. "I don't know who is going to take his place. There's an old saying. 'While the cat is away, mice will play.' " Dr. Chope's proposed trip was strongly defended by Supervisor Edward McDonald, the board's representative to the research group's activities in San Mateo county. McDonald Angry Ired at the reluctance of the other board members, McDonald termed the trip as "in the interest of the county." "This is the last time I will serve as an individual board me.m- ber- on any committee," he declared. "I've had it." Following McDonald's outburst, the board without further ado granted Chope's request. . "· The supervisors also requested individual summaries - from Stallings of the recently submitted Ernst and Ernst : report concerning operation of the county health department after McDonald commented that he had "battled through 30 pages of the original reeport and I'm more confused than when I started." CHP Honors County Vet " (Tlmei Ktdwood CUT »!!««» - · REDWOOD CITY, July-4 -- 'Of ficer Frank Chevalier,, a veteran of 25 years wittivthei-California Highway patrol, has been awarded a 25-year pin and a certificate commemorating his quarterrcen- tury of service with the state/law · enforcement organization. , Presentation was made: during a ceremony at the CHP headquarters in Redwood City by Capt. J. W. Kennedy, head of the San , Mateo county unit of the CHP. "·Chevalier, 53, who resides at 1221 Laguna avenue, Burlingame, has been attached to the San Mateo county unit during his entire length of service with the patrol. Also at the ceremony, Kennedy welcomed two new additions to the local patrol unit. Robert Van Dover and Stanley Patterson have joined the San Mateo complement to bricc the total strength of the local patrol force to 32 patrolmen, three sergeants arid one captain, an increase of 10 officers in the past two years. Van Dover was transferred here from the Compton area, and Patterson was shifted from the bay bridge unit. · . , $10,000 Fire AtS.M.Home (Continued from Page 1) smelled smoke. He glanced up the stain, saw the blaze and called the fire department Although the department re ·sponded immediately, the fire raged'through the attic vent area to cover the entire upper story. Fire officials were planning tests tomorrow to determine whether or not, a kitchen fan caused the blaze. In another fife yesterday afternoon a playhouse and an auto were destroyed by fire at the home of James Weiss, 1225 Newbridge avenue. Children playing ·with matches were blamed for the blaze. Girl, 17. to Be Mom's Copilot (Continued front 7a(c 1) amateur radio stations.has been organized and "hams" at each official stop will send and receive messages concerning the planes and pilots. The Civil Aeronautics authority will assign a safety agent to each stop. A $2500 .purse will be divided five ways among the winners, with WOO for first place, ,$600 for second, |900 for third, *400 for fourth, and IKK) for fifth. M»t*. . Ifatttr «t Pwt OttlM *l ·*» MKM. Calif- udir AM tl MnitN . .tat Fire caused $10,000 damage yesterday to the five-room home of Mrs. Jacqueline Douglas, 227 West Thirtieth avenue. The entire upper story of the hoice was destroyed. The blaze , was believed to have started from an overheated fan in the kitchen. See story,, Page 1. --(Times Photo). Sunny vale Girl Gains Strength (Continued from Page ; 1) : J j:t her out from under-it. T.asked ier if she was all right!"She;said be was cold. I covered her \yith a blanket. . ."'."· The girl was rushed to' Salt Lake lounty General' Hospital,',. then a'ter transferred to Latter-Day aints. · t . : ' ' A. reporter who went to the vrecfc scene said: 'She looked a sickly 0-year-old woman than an 18- ear-old girl.. Her . eyes were lackened and sunken." ;: . · Her parents, Mr. and.Mrs. Lawence Margetts, arrived '·' in Salt jake from. Sunnyvale-'only :hours. DCfore their daughter was found. ?hey were too', distraught- to talk vith reporters. '· ; 'Hyatt said the car,, ow.ned by Hixon,. had plunged;50;.feet ;down' a "v e rt;-i C;'al v -embaiiknient;v'then bounced another :sb'.''fSt" to Y the bottom of .the canyon. Jt' wasn't visible, to cars which had jcarrifed search 'crews-'looking: .'for''the 1 couple earlier this.-week.' ^ . Hixon.and- Miss Margetts had planned to marry next fall. Wxon Warns On Neutrality (Continued from Page 1) . neutralist nations which make "no moral distinction between the Communist world and the free vorld." He did not mention any nation by name. Long Spoon Needed Nixon said he was aware that certain nations "feel that .friendly neutrality toward the Kremlin and 'eiping .may spare them. But you mow the proverb: He who sups with the devil, must have a long spoon." "The Communists have been ruthless toward the people of the nations-that they have engulfed. They have no memory of former avors, no kindness toward those who tried to be friendly. They are cold and calculating masters. "Those who feel they can outmaneuver them are taking a fear- ul risk,"- Nixon said. Truman Scoffs AtAdlai'Plot' NEW YORK (fl-Former President Harry S. Truman scoffed to- daj' at published reports he and Gov. Averell Harriman w e r e 'plotting" to keep Adlai Stevenson from getting the, Democratic iresidential nomination. He also denied that Ibe and Harriman were trying to ikvise strategy to install a conventioitSkey- noter favorable to Harriman. The two have a breakfast date for tomorrow. . . - . · ' " Truman's comments were made ;o reporters during his customary ealy morning stroll. He and Ms. Truman had retuned hee yesterday fom their extended European tip. Mof fett Flier Dies in Crash .PATTERSON (*)--Lt j.g. Bernard, K. Joyce, 28, died in- the j crash 'of his single ^.engine' .Sky- raider navy attack '-·bbmbjer ;yesr terday. near. Crows Landing in.; Stanislaus.county;.;; ":·/.;:.'.'V!:v' .Navy -officials 1 ',:" said ".'.·.·Joyce's' plane stalled -while .he .practiced simulated carrier:'.landings at:the Crows-.Landing'Stop.- · ' -· -,; ;· Joyce,' stationed''" at'' Moffe'tt Field, is survived, by his widow, Dianne, and a;i-inprith-old daughter, Alison, .living, at Sunnyvale. ' (Continued 3xom; Page.:.!) .tion, /.of a,", -temporary '\freeze.. on, "^critical, steel ; iteip's'. .tq^inake; sure, 'defense'''and 1 ' ! E'tbmic'''' :i 'Ae'e'3s : -'' i; af.e .met. ' ' V: . - "· · -'- ·f s The!move .'woiild,' affect steel Jn Wn¥.'j*ini,f!tc '.t^»rin'ffhrtnl-'vt)lp'"jr*hlITl»- . warehouses try.')The:purpose^would;!be;;to,'as-. sure contractors making * items fo the Defense Department and the Atomic- Energy Commission of first call on needed steel. A C o m m e r c e Department spokesman, who disclosed that the order is under consideation, said it would not affect orindary steel. Finnegan, who heads the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, conferred with top aides in .Washington -Tuesday in preparation for the exploratory talks here. He will meet Thursday morning with United Steelworkers President David J. McDonald and in the'afternoon with officials' 'of the steel industry's big three--John' A. Stephens, U.S. Morse, Bethlehem Steel; Steel, John and Thomas \V. Patton, Republic Steel. Hemingway Clarifies Stand (Continued from Page 1) because I was well aware as I stated in caucus on May 7 of the forces pressing for his selection as chairman. I also assured him that there was no personal animus in this and had told the leaders of the . pressure group that their unsolicited overtures would do him more harm than good'.' "The apparent misunderstanding came in the omission of the word 'him' so that my statement was directed erroneously · against Mr. Speers," Mrs. Hemingway said. "I am sure that all of those present at the crowded council chambers understood the meaning of my remarks and the reference." Councilman Speers stated, "I told Mr. Reilly a ,few weeks before April 1 when the reorganization : was to have taken^place, that I':was going to nominate him for nominate him .at two different meetings.and was unsuccessful in obtaining his appointment." TJie first successful rayon manufacturing plant was started' in france in 1891,' says the National Geographic society. St. Paul and St. Barnabas took Christianity.; · to · . the island - of Cyprus in 45 A. p.. The United States has 314'acres' of. arable land. per person. Announcing t/te 'Opening of S A NT I N Formerly Cook Book · Featuring Fin* Horn* Mad* Italian Food* RAVIOLI LASAGNA PIZZA Serving Luncheons -- Dinner* : ···'··· " · 2214 S. EL CAMINO REAL. SAN MATEO/ FI 5-9832 Thousands at R.G. Parade . i , · · .(Continued 'from Page 1) pated .in the - roadblock, which was; maintained ''from .8 .p.m.; to '-W.m. -V. i; ",\ · ' ' · ' "· · ' ' · · ' ' · .' ': i ; ' - "Three .'arrests' .'on ..-drunk .driving 1 ' charges ·were.'- reported,' elsewhere in the county. .San- Ma^ police, -arrested. John . ."W-. Bunch, '52, of- San .Francisco,' after his' car crashed, into ''a tree stu'inp at Crystal. 'Springs road and Third 'avenue.' ; Two men were booked at the county jail during' the night on drunk driving charges, after, being .arrested by, -(Redwood City and- Belmont. police./ ;., '· . · i ..Joseph E.'Pedisich,*.63;. a pai|nt- er,, of ;San Jose,.'was arrested : : by' Redwood City police : ; atlO:15 pjri. after being -' halted 'm · his.- car · st Bayshoire '·-highway and Jefferson avenue.';! ';'·'.: '«";··' '· '··,-:::.:i'- : l-- .:.'. ·^Arthur; R. joh'nson: -;43,- a -sales- · - i ' af ter.': being : arres'teH^by:'' Belinp.n.t -police- on .El :-Camind''Rearsfiortly .WfOTel:l : ;a.nj;:; ; A: v i"'v;feU-; ; ;:-»^;:- : ' ' ' ' " ; f ' i' ".addition;; fto' City ; celebi-atiop,- twp.'..'-pther 'iS'an Mateo county cities .were, haying Fourth of July celeb.atidns. of a lesser scale. In San Carlos an "old fash: ioned" Fourth was held at the recreation park under the spon- sprship of the San Carlos Athletic club and the city. And in the Winston Manor -sector of South San Francisco residents also were celebrating an "old fashioned" Fourth with a day-long program. Symington Aides Under Subpena " ST." LOUIS .Wt--A "federal grand jury investigating congressional campaign expenditures and tae tics has called three leading backers of Sen. Symington (D-MoT in the 1952 campaign to appear next Monday and Tuesday. ' Those under subpoena were Sidney Maestre, who was treasurer of the St. Louis Citizens Committee for Symington; Jacob M. Lashly, chairman of the same committee then; and Latney Barne?, Mexico, Mo., who was chairman of the Missouri Citizens for Symington. The district attorney's ' office also put under subpoena any records that may deal with the financial aspects winning race. of the senator's $100,000 Suit Over Burns (Time* Rtdwo.d CUT B.rMm) REDWOOD CITY, July 4 -- , A suit seeking $100,000 damages was filed in superior: court here yesterday on behalf of a 9-year-old San Mateo boy who was 'burned last Fourth of July when his clothing was ignited by a lighted sparkler was holding. Named defendants are Macy's Hillsdale and the New Jersey. Fireworks Manufacturing company. The suit was filed by Lee Jensen, 404 Sylvan way, San Mateo, on behalf of his son', Peter. Jensen alleges that a shirt his son purchased, at Macy's on July 3, 1955, burst into flame the following day when a spark- from the sparkler .fen on it. The ··youngster! suffered first, second: and third -degree burns of the -right -chest, right arm pit and inside right forearm, the s u i t charges, · and was hospitalized from July 5 through July ,9, -and again from July 31 through. Aug. 6, for skin grafts. It is alleged that the shirt th'e youngster purchased was "neither tit and ' proper nor a reasonably safe shirt for attire by reason of the fact (it) contained components which separately . or in combination rendered (it) highly inflammable." The. suit charges the fireworks company with negligence in allowing the manufacture and sale of "inherently, dangerous" f i r e- works. In addition to $100,000 general damages, Jensen asks $861.48 special 'damages for medical expenses, suit costs and costs of anticipated future medical expenses as a result of his son's burns. Assessments Session Set (Tlmei Rjdw«oli CUT Bui-no) .REDWOOD CITY, July 4-- The county'- board of i 'supervisors will hold its first .hearing as a board of- equalization Friday, at 10 a.m. to hear protests concerning 1956 property assessments. County /Clerk. John Bruning said that he- has' .received only two protests to {date: '-.However, the board anticipates a number of protests to be submitted .late', this week or early "next 'week' by-property owners. in Brisbane. A hearing concerning. the latter, protests will be scheduled" at a', later. 'date. · The board also has 'scheduled a study . 'session Friday to discuss the proposed new. business license ordinance. On 'Monday the board .will : meet 'with · the'; planning commission ,to" discuss. features of the (Ttan« KeJwMi City Bmn» REDWOOD CITY, July 4~Aladino Serlni, operator of the Skyline dump near Daly City, has been given. M days by the board of .supervisors to find a new site for his dump operation or find himself ineligible for consideration in any future application to maintain a dump. Serini appeared before - t h e board yesterday with his attorney, William Hanna, to explain why he, allowed burning atthe Skyline Fraternity to j Hold Barbecue The; Alpha Tau Omega Alumni association of Northern California has announced plans for a summer reunion and barbecue to be held Saturday, July if in Hillsborougb. Association president, Joseph F. Callahan, of 2325 Brittan avenue, San Carlos; said that alumni mem: bers of the social fraternity and their ladies will meet at 1 p.m. at the home of Dougald Barthelmess, 105. Baywood avenue in Hillsborough. The outdoor theme set by the barbecue will also include swimming. · The arrangements chairman is Laird Holt, of 1050 Elmer street, Belmont. Callahan announced that Bay area Alpha Tau Omega alumni interested in attending can make reservations by calling Holt. 692 Bodies in Area Unburied -SAN FRANCISCO W)-Ceraetery workers and operators adjourned negotiations for the Fourth of July, holiday yesterday without apparent progress toward an end to the 58 day strike. , The count of unburied bodies in the San Francisco' area was 692 on 'the eve of the holiday. The union is asking a. 15 cent hourly wage; increase this year and a 12V4 cent raise next year. It also seeks fringe benefits in a two- year contract. Management has offered a three year contract including a 12% cent increase this year, 5 cent hourly increases each of -the next two years and fringe benefits worth, about IVi cents an hour. / :^ Supervisors indicated yesterday that- -they, will '-beguT a concerted campaign 'to 'get incorporated cities. :within ; :.the.; t couhty to adopt health ', ordinances similar to that put' 'into! .effect, -two years ago by the county to regulate restaurants and food establishments. Supervisor Alvin Hatch said, that unless more citicT adopt similar ordinances the county should eliminate its fee requirements in the licensing of food handling establishments in unincorporated areas because it is unfair to them when city restaurants don't have t h e same restrictions. At present only South San Francisco, Belmont and Redwood City have health ordinances similar to that of the county. Police Service Contracts Renewed (Times Redwood City Bureau) REDWOOD CITY, July 4--The board of supervisors renewed contracts yesterday to provide police protection service to two police districts 'for the 1956-57 fiscal year. A contract was renewed with the Half Moon Bay police district which will pay the county $3900, a $300 increase over last year. The contract with the Brisbane' police district .also was renewed. The Brisbane district will pay the county $6900,- the same as last year. The three mile limit of control of oceans around a nation is being widely challenged today, says the National Geographic society. Furniture, Radios, Clocks, Lamps and Clothing of All Kinds WASHING MACHINES Rangt Typ*. Spin Drytn and Automatici DINETTE SETS FURNITURE OF ALL KINDS INCLUDING LAWN FURNITURE PLEASE CALL US FOR PROMPT AND COURTEOUS PICKUP OF'iALl YOUR DISCARDED ARTICLES DISABLED SALVAGE SHOP 116 Ay«. SAN«lATIp 5-030* OPERATOR TOLD TO FIND NEW DUMP SITE Man Hospitalized For Pill Overdose gDALY CITY,;-July 4.--Police here today reported an asserted attempt at suicide by Wallace Tingle/, 38,- of-' Apartment 1, 81 Park Plaza drive,'who was taken to Serra hospital last night for a stomach washing after having reportedly taken an undetermined number of sleeping tablets, prob- iibly.barbiturate!. '·".-.-'A roommate,.. Jack Broadbeck, .told-' officers ;;tbat · Tingley had ·been depressed for several days, had been drinking, and had told ·him, "I - won't be around much longer." Tingley was' later transferred to .Community hospital. durpp in violation of a use permit issued by the county. Seeks New Site Hanna explained that the burning .was 'necessary because t h e dunlp site .consists, of only about one-half an acre. If the material weren't burned, he said, the site would soon.;be filled, up.. · Serini said he is presently negotiating with 'the Henry Doelger company for a new site.where he can put a'fill, and coyer disposal operation, iilo use. Th'e lowed him 90 days to complete the transaction. The board continued for one week a decision on whether to continue with a, $10,000 assessment project for the enlargement of. the facilities · of the ' Montara sewer maintenance district. .'Because"of the relatively small size of. the assessment, and with only IS'.lots involved, the district attorney's.'office said .it was .doubtful assessment: bonds could'be sold. Supervisor Alvin Hatch said he would attempt to get a guarantee from the property owners involved that they will pay the engineering costs should the project be planned in detail and'then not go through. - '·· ;/ Planners Upheld A .hearing will be scheduled by the board ; at its meeting next week on the .application of John H. Cleave, 1883 Parrott drive, San Mateo; .for'a use permit to con : struct. a service station at Fifth avenue -and Semi-Circular drive south of. Redwood City. , Supervisors^ yesterday .upheld a planning ; commission denial of a use .permit: to Charles E. Randlett, Redwood.. 'City civil engineer, to allow construction of .a subdivision of one-^cre lots on an 80-acre'site on the Folger estate northeast .of the La Honda road near- Skyline boulevard. A use permit was allowed the California Water service company for the construction of a 500,000- gallon" and a '250,000-gallon water storage . tank' on. property adjacent to Melendy drive west of the Heather Highlands subdivision in San Carlos; , . Suit for $150,000 Faces Red Cross (Times Reiwood Cltj Bureau) ' ' REDWOOD- CITY, July 4-An Atherton couple has filed a $150,000 damage suit in -superior court here against the American -Red Cross and the .San Mateo county chapter of''the Red Cross as the result .of- an automobile accident July 10, 1955, on Skyline boulevard south of Half Moon Bay road. . The .plaintiffs, Dagny Simonsen and .her ;husband, Alf, 92 Atherton avenue, allege that a panel truck owned by the San Mateo chapter collided; with their car,, causing injuries to Mrs. Simonsen which "probably will lead to her 'permanent disability." · · · She is asking $100,000 as a re-suit of the injuries, medical and surgical costs, suit costs and loss of employment as a housekeeper. Simonsen seeks $50,000 damages for the "loss of the comfort of the society and health" of 'his wife. North America produced 64 per, cent of,the world's y petroleum before; World-war H and now produces about ;47 per cent. Granada Out OfH.M.B.Plaa HALF MOON BAY, .July 4-The community of El . Grajiada was excluded from .the proposed incorporation of the*towa-of Half Moon Bay, at a..meetinf of the incorporation committee -h«ld in the high school here la«t nlfht and presided over by Chairman J. L. Carter. The group, however, left tfra- roar and -the "Strand" itrip along the beach in front of El Granada in ''the proposed boundaries, despite objections of Paul Guerra, Paul 'Bradley and Pearl Bishoff of El Granada. " The projected boundaries now extend n o r t h w a r d along beach front to the wharf ^t Princeton. Other proposed boundaries to the south and east have not yet been contested. . Carter told the El Granadans that they still have 90. days to ask inclusion if they "chooit. The committee , chose Robert S. Reed of the engineering firm of Wilsey and Ham to represent it, pending more:. formal .incorporation undertakings. The next move will .be raising funds for the project, it was announced. ogizes, Then Kills Self John L. Barton, 80, apologetically left a note on his neighbor's doorstep last night /asking that police be .notified and then, shoe himself in the temple ;ai he lay .on a tofa in the j»r»ge'pliy- room. ·. Barton, a- warehouse foreman, left .six other-:neatly typewritten notes in -Jiis -hojp?, 118- Avila road, all stating that he .was lonesome, since the death 'of his wife in 1954 and'wanted to. join her. ; .- - » The neighbor, Frank Lodato, 120 Avila road, founij the note telling him police to discover his body and apologized for the trouble he, was causing when he went, out -to jet the paper -at 8:30 a.m. . Officer Mel Greenfield arrived and lound Barton on the «ofa. with bis' pisM on the floor. Barton's daughter, Mrs. Harry Youn- ·cy of Mountain View had visited him last night but had left about 9:30 p.m. ' . . '·' Barton -had apparently shot himself, at "about 10 p.m. although no shots were heard in the neighborhood. . ' \' Medic Successful In Dousing Fire Dr. Henry 'A. Brown of 121 Pepper avenue, BurJiiiganie, was too -busy extinguishing a fire in a two-room cottage at the rear of his home'last'night, to call the fire department. ·Mrs. Brown did-call. One fireman investigated and immediately called "for apparatus, although Dr. Brown had succeeded in controlling the blaze with a garden hose. Firemen said that the entire interior of the cottage was involved and heavily damaged, together with furniture -and other contents. No estimate, of the damage has been made. B. 4th Av«nu« We're SALE-ING, Now! selected groups WOMEN'S- FINER SHOES '90 now formerly priced to 12.93 CHILDREN'S SHOES (iim ) to V 490 !· Ui WIN IM H I) w«r» 4.95 to 7.95 FRANK WERNER 12 5tOMitowi,..3t I.4tfc Art. ONE HOUR FIEErPAKKING AT REAR OF STORE SAN MATEO'STORE OPEN FRIDAY- UNTIL'!»

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