The Times from San Mateo, California on July 1, 1955 · Page 1
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The Times from San Mateo, California · Page 1

San Mateo, California
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Friday, July 1, 1955
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Regan Cornet Case Sent Back To City THE PENINSULA'S IEADING NEWSPAPER ALL THE NEWS Delivered Six Days a Wee or only 3 1 25 pcr Mln THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Saturday. Warmer, with low tonight 53 degrees and higin Saturday S2, Westerly winds, 8 to Hi miles per hour, in (he afternoon, ( DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST OF SAN MATEO COUNTY A HOME - OWNED NEWSPAPER UNITED AND ASSOCIATED PRESS DIRECT WIRES VOL 55 - No. 156 TWENTY PAGES SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1955 5c PER COPY - $1.25 PER MONTH IKAI - I - IU fKUttLtm UUt Timf Rr - fiv. find Cily Bureau REDWOOD CITY. July 1. The excitement of the pros - j pctt of a long holiday week end was in evidence ihroughout I San Mateo county today and particularly in Redwood City and San Carlos where colorful Fourth of July festivities are ;et to get under way. Upward of 200. ODD visitors are expected. Anticipating that ir.t residents cl the county will take to their cars during the three - day week end.'traific control officers w ere prepared to rope w'tn a king - size traffic headache. Sppcial preparations employing radio have been made io handie - hat may be a record movement of antos on the county';, 'reets and highways. Homes Planned On Folger Site s :, I r r : l: - t acres of ihe ramhlinj. Folgc - r estate e: - : - tendirg in Woodiide Irom Skyline bn'jlevartl to La Honda road to the Peninsula Development company of Sunnyvale fur construction of an expensive subdivision, v. ? revealed todaj, . The deed for the sa.r c a 23 9 sere parcel of the estate was recorded in the county recorder's olfice yesterday. Shle was from - twines Folger, executor r.f the v. - ill of the htr Clara Folder to the Sunnyvale linn. Stamps fixed in the deed indicate a property transaction of .S230. 000. Otis Blaekir.gton, superintendent of the estate and real estate broker, said that the deed marked th conclusion of long transactions leading to the purchase nl the entire 950 acres by the envelopment firm. "The actual construction of homes will take a long time, about two years before v.e are ready to begin." said Blaekinelon. ' We 4'.::. built, es th: l e acre lots ir the area. Blackiraton, who has been sn official of the estate for 3n years, handled all of the transaction. He aid that the Peninsula Development company had just completed a large subdivision in Sunny - A 30 - acre parcel' of. the estate. nee covering 1600 acres, is still! i ownership of the Folgers with; i'e Folger now residing in the j iii - iily home, 3RG0 Portola Won'iffrlf. j estate is the site ol the , IT' 1.1 Iletter Watch II On the Highway SACRAMENTO i.V Be c; with automobiles and alci beverages this Fourth of (V - mmis. - ioii! r B fl. t'.ihl ' cl Ta'c!go Silk SPORTS JACKETS 100 ra - t' silk. Baspt eo in Eggiht , Yellow, Navy 69.50 OPfS.' 1HUSSDAY EVENING (TP - OF BURLINGAME trom tr. ,;u persons are going to he killed in traffic accidents. "inE to be on 1h ,i"b and v. stcli especially for di ' ?tnd pecders. R W (i San Mateo cl;. cer. - are. concerned, the holiday r.t arts at 4 o'clock this afternoon. At that hour many ramilics will he starting out on Iboir three - day outings and their atitos will swell the daily deluge of traffic caused by Ihe homeward corn - Radio Lends Hand Starting at 4 n click. 15 bay area radio stations will make pel iodic broadcasts r.' traffic cor. - ditiois - for the guidince of motorists. In Redwood City and San Carlos a gay holiday mood prevails. Many residents of Redwood City hove Ix - en wearing v.'estern garb as part of the prof ram of the annual Ft ed wood City rodeo and celebrp'.ion. expected to attract lOO.OOti visitors durhg the four days. Western attire and beards are commonplace in San Carlos where residents will take part in the celebration of the first annual "Western Days'' festival. Festivities get under way in Redwood City at 5 p. rn. today when Deputy Dave, television performer, will televise his program, fur an hour and 15 minutes from the rodeo arena. The annual wild west rodeo will feature the celebration Saturday. Sunday and Monday, the event slatting each day at 1:30 p. ir.. Si.n Carlos Tnmtrrou The - Western Day:" tele in Sr.n Carlos, sponsored by the junior chamber of commerce, starts tomorrow night Aith the crowning o: the queen at cere - nonies st the recreation center at 3:30 o'clock. Many colorful events are scheduled throughout the long week end in both communities. Upward of another 100, 000 persons are expected to make use of the county's facilities at Flood park, Memorial park and Coyote Point. Many tens of thousands more v ill flock to San Mateo county beaches, it the weather is fair and warm, ss predicted. Jack Brook, assistant county recreation director, predicted that all campsites at Memorial park and Portola state park will be filled up by tnnight. Traffic Control Plans Fifteen bay area radio stations, including KVS.M in San Mateo and KS.IO in San Jose, will broadcast radio reports on traffic conditions throughout the area. In - formation will be fed to the stations by the California highway patrol and the American Autc - Highway patrolmen will report by I wo - way radio 1o check - points in Redwood City, San Rafael and at the bay bridge. The AAA new bureau will make, half - hour checks of conditions and relay reports io the radio stations. Motorists arc urged to keep their (Turn tu Page 2, Column li i . a 1 1 CRYSTAL SPRINGS FOR 19TH AVENUE PLAN A priition endorsing the proposed i:i::: council resolution for relocation of state highway 105 over an extension of Nineteenth was filed this morning with, the city clerk. The petition, signed by 30 person - , circulated by Abe Cidal. 32L Crystal Springs road, among property owners residing in the Crystal Springs road area. Before Council Tuesday The council will lake up the resolution at its meeting Tuesday night. Today's petition backed Ihe proposed shift of the stale highway from its present Crystal Springs road route to Nineteenth avenue STEEL STRIKE Regan Station Issue Sent Back to City Court Rules Evidence Is Insufficient to Warrant Permit REDWOOD CITY. July 1. The long - standing dispute over the "showplace" gas station Tit the Regan corner at Third avenue and El Camino Ilea! in San Mateo was back in the hands of the San Mateo city council today. Superior .Judge Louis B. Dematteit ruled this morning that there was insufficient evidence presented to the planning commission and city council of San Mateo to warrant the issuance of a zoning variance to allow construction of the station. Needs More Evidence The jurist ordered the matter referred back to the council for further hearings in which the applicant, General Petroleum corporation, will be given an opportunity to provide the necessary .A suit to halt construction dI the project was filed January 6 oy Mrs. Jean C. Flagstad, a neis'.i - boring property owner, on behalf of herself and other property owners in the lay - wood and Far - rott Park residential districts. The oil company was allowed to proceed with construction and it. was indicated ihat the station would be required to be demolished in the event, the plaintiffs were successful in their suit. Judge's Memorandum Judge Dematteis, - who took the nutter under submission April 1. stated today in a written memorandum: "A careful review of the files and records of the planning commission Etnd city council in this matter reveals a paucity of evidence and In the court's opinion no substantial evidence to sustain the findings required by the ordinance. "As it may be possible tar the applicants to present competent and substantial evidence to sustain their application, the matter is remanded to the city council of San Mateo for further prcceod - Zoning Requirements (Section 146.02 of the San .Mateo mnir.g ordinance requires the city council, after a full investigation and public hearing, to find 1he following factors in eider to grant a zoning variance: (Exceptional or extraordinary circumstances or conditions so that a denial of the application would result in undue property - loss: that a variance would be necessary for Ihe preservation (Turn tn Page 2, Column 31 The petitioners declared they felt that Nineteenth avenue was j tiie most feasitue route, both geo - j graphically and financially. The petition read: "We, the undersigned property ov, neri residing in the immediaLc vicinity of Crystal Springs road, in the city of San Mateo, county of San Mateo, state of California, do hereby petition the city council of San Mateo to have the said Crystal Springs road made a city street instead of a state highway, and respectfully request that the city council take . immediate action 10 have Nineteenth avenue in the city of San Mateo made (Turn to Page Z, Column 1) Stores Open Tonight Until 9 STREAM BACK TO WORK JURISTS CLEAR MISS L1PMAN OF CHARGES REDWOOD CITY. July 1. Mis3 Natalie Lipmall, superintendent of Bayshore and Erishane elementary school districts, won her fight today against charges that she acted as agent for her brother. Chester Lipman. in the purchase ol school supplies. I Superior .Judges Aylett Cotton, j Edmund Scott and Murray Draper j iianried down a ruling upholding! I the action of Municipal Judge. I Thomas Bocci in ordering the charges against the veteran ! school official dismissed. The judges sat as an appeals icour1 yesterday and heard final : arguments hy District Attorney Keith Sorensor and Rodney Rob - lertson attorney lor Miss Lipman. Sorenson admitted defeat insofar as the charges he filed against Miss Lipman are concerned, i Miss Lipman, reached at her Burlingame home, expressed pleasure at the decision, hut was critical of Sorenson's role in the entire matter. tful this democratic process." she said. "It has been a nightmare created hy the district attorney and the county superintendent of I schools (James R. Tormey). ; 'T have lived 28 years most j of my adult life in San Mateo county, When I look back most (Turn to Page 2, Column 7i Body Blow to Dixon - Yates WASHINGTON IV) Elated ! opponents o: the Dixon - i ates p: i - vate power contract today claimed a major and possibly decisive victory in their year - long battle to block the project, Cause of Iheir jubilation was an order issued by President Eisenhower last night. It calls for a new look to determine whether it would be in the interest of the people in the Tennessee valley area "to continue or to cancel the Dixon - Yates contract." now that the city of Memphis has decided to build its own plant. The President asked the bud get bureau to confer "promptly" on the matter with the atomic energy commission and the Tennessee Valley authority. Budget Director Rowland R. Hughes said "a probable result" may be that the Dixon - Yates plant won't be needed, lie promised a recommendation "in ample time" for consideration by the seriate when it takes up TVA appropriations, probably next week. Senator Kcfauver CD., Tenn ), who has fought the Dicn - Yales project from the beginning, said the president's action indicated to him that "Ihey are thinking very seriously about this and 1 think the contract will be canceled." Senator O'Mahoney CD., Wyo.) agreed with Kefauver. Which fs Your LUCKY DAY? If the answer is in the itars, you'll f nd it in this great new daily horoscope, "ASTRO - GUIDE" By Ceean Starting Monday in THE TIMES smitn oacK on Water Board In Showdown Chosen, 2 - 1, in Time to Vote for Extension of System BELMONT, July 1. Rous - se! Smith, defeated last March in his bid for re - election as a director of the Belmont, county water district, was appointed to the board last night and sworn in just in time to give Directors Carl Hilpisch and Ken R. McMillan the additional vote needed to accept a bid for installation of water facilities to the Christensen subdivision in San Carlos. Smith and Guy G. Kitson, chieE engineer for the Miilbrae branch of the San Francisco, water department, were named by the. district board to fill two vacancies, with Director H. W. Hannibal dissenting and urging lurther discussion of the candidates. Two Resigned Smith will succeed to the position field by Lester Reetz, who resigned last month, and Kitson will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of David Comb, who resigned from the board in May. Appointment of Smith and Kit - son was made after James Mnr ton, the water district's attorney, determined earlier in the day that a two - man nuorum of the three - member board could not legally accept bids or award contracts. Hannibal, an advocate for the release of the Christensen territory from the water district, indicated at the beginning of the session that he would vote against awarding of ihe bid. Adjournment Blocked After the four bids had been opened, Hilpisch, elected hoard chairman last night, went to the Phone and called Smith at his home, requesting him to come to the meeting so that the bid could be awarded. Hannibal, in Hie interim, made a motion for adjournment, "You won't get a second to that." Hilpisch stated. As Smith walked info the meeting and was sworn in, Han - nihal addressed him, stating. "You know how people feci about this. Von had helier give a little thought on this Christensen deal." Then a letter from Hannibal addressed to the board was read. He pointed ojt his opposition to supplying water to Christensen Turn to Page 2, Column 5) Late Race Results roijr if oncta... SJRBACA.NSITT ? i :o '' e - ":'. :.c r i 'II.'": Mil' llTIv MO.V MO c:th Notice to Subscribers If for some ' - eason you lo not receive vour Times, plctise call the CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT, DI 3 - 1831, before 7 p.m. and a special copy will be delivered to you immediately. OVER, MEN (Story ois 'Cm car .ii..'s !. ' 'variously .over the bank of a dry creek bed in Redwood City in a freak mishap lat yesterday. The. driver, Vinson Van Henry, sole occupant, missed a narrow bridge as he made a left turn from Redwood avenue onto Gorcion street, wilh the resultant balancing act illustrated here. He escaped with minor injuries. City Rejects Plan To Map Future Of Brewer Island Voicing fear of the bugaboo of Brewer island's residential development, San Mateo city planners in study session last night informally vetoed the proposed inclusion of a skeleton street layout in the revised major street man of thecitv. Majority oi commissioners took issue on the .subject with then - adviser. Harold F, Atkinson, who urged the board to broaden its perspective on the problem and warned it against hiding its head in the sand, Needs Plan Atkinson declared the slrect layout was designed for good industrial use and conceded ii could possibly serve future residential development, but. whatever the fate of Brewer Island, he emphasized the city needed the tool ol a basic street plan lo aid in its iiimate development of a func - onal street pattern to tie into existing city streets. Chairman Thomas Casey, Commissioner Robert Garvey, brick from an extended five weeks' business tour of Ihe east, and board member Edwin Burley were apprehensive thst juch a step would be viewed as an invitation by the city encouraging 5 Lib CLUBS OPPOSE FUTURE QUARRYING, HAULING Directors of the San Mates Federation of Community Clubs went on record last night rs being "strongly opposed to any further quarrying and dirt hauling through city residential The resolution was aimed primarily at the propnsed trucking: of . 000,000 cubic yards of dirt from the Concar ranch property of L C. Smith to provide fill for his multimillion - dollar Nineteenth avenue park develop - Trucking Estimate Representatives of 10 improvement clubs met at the home of W. I, Rice, federation president, to take the action. rno.ltrnn Ulnitmm rhoio) t'age 2 ra st Urges Map Assistant City Attorney Frank Hose joined Atkinson in urging the board to recognize the fact that some Future activity will take plac - e in the area, and that ii it is to be industrial, such a street map would serve to encourage it. j noiec. coat, snoLild the feared residential growth take place, then at least the city would be fortified hy serving notice on developers that certain streets must he superimposed on the Commissioners protested that such action on the part of the city would not be taken kindly by the county planning commission, that the city had no control over the unincorporated area and would be stepping out of line. Atkinson said the maps were seen and approved by county planning (Turn to Page 2. Column 4) Henry Fuller, president of Ihej Home wood Improvement club, i and a resident of Borel avenue, stated that he estimated that it would take 1000 truck loads a day, for every working day of the next five years, to complete the hauling. Smith had proposed to use a route through the Borel estate hut his offer was rejected by the estate owners. He is currently seeking another route through the residential area County Withheld Permit L. D, Doty, Parrott Park representative, noted that the county - planning commission withheld a quarrying permit from Smith (Turn to Page 2, Column 8) 1350 Out at S.S.F. Plant, Wait Orders U. S. Steel Signs Up for 15 - Cent - Hour Hike, Other Benefits CIO steehvorker pickets were withdrawn from the Bethlehem Pacific Coast Steel company plant in South San Francisco this morning only 11 hours after the strike bc - jgan, as word was received that the union had settled with U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh, and a settlement would shortly be reached with Bethlehem. The United States Slcel settlement, totaled a package sum of more than 15 cents per hour, officials of that company announced. S. S. F. Awaits Word Bethlehem Steel officials said that they are standing by for a communique from the national headquarters that a settlement similar to the one reached with United States Steel had been Some 1350 workers from the plant in South San Francisco were idled at midnight last night when the strike deadline set by national negotiators was reached without a settlement. Workers poured out of the plant into their cars in an orderly manner. Pickets Appear Shortly thereafter pickets appeared at the gates. By agreement between the union and ihe company ihe four open - hearth furnaces being operated were tappaci yesterday afternoon. A maintenance crew was permitted in the plant to prevent damage to equipment. Bethlehem officials said that it will take about eight hours to tire the furnaces again. However, it was pointed out that United States Steel's plant in Alameda lias been slow in going back into operation because many of the workers have apparently left their hemes on vacation. PITTSBURGH IIPI The CiO United Steelworkers and U. . Steel corporation reached a strike - ending agreement today on a wage offer averaging more than Id cents an hour. The agreement came less than 12 hours after 600,000 USW mem - (Turn to Page 2, Column 2) FREE PIANO LESSONS Months wilh purchos of any NEW PIANO during July nncf Auguit. Select ony accredited music leather in San Mateo county. lb,;. - Thursdays Til 9 P.M. I Easy PI Credit W

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