The Times from San Mateo, California on October 20, 1955 · Page 49
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The Times from San Mateo, California · Page 49

San Mateo, California
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Thursday, October 20, 1955
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Death Claims Ralph C. Mac Arthur DEMAND FOR GREATER S.M. PLAN GROWS OUT OF BREWER ISLE MOVE Development Would Have Terrific Impact on City By VERA GRAHAM Willi development of Brewer Island an imminent, pros - 1 pect on the threshold of this city. Planning Director Harold Atkinson today urged undertaking of a master plan for the "greater San Mateo area" with particular emphasis on an economic analysis for Brewer Island which would serve as a policy guide for San Mateo. In reviewing the pros and cons of one of the most controversial questions confronting the city and county today. Atkinson emphasized that at this time, without any expert analysis of the full economic impact of the development of Brewer Island, he could not make a specific recommendation of a planning policy course for the community. POPULATION VISUALIZED Importance of a master plan is further painted up by the prospect of a "greater San Mateo" doubling its population within 10 to 15 years, or a boost up to 127,000 residents. The city has mushroomed in the past three years from a population of 40.000 to 60,000. and if the trend continues, as is indicated in some residential development of Brewer Island, together with the anticipated home growth along , the hillsides, the city will more than double within the near future. As to whaL development of Brewcr.'Island means to the city and county, its potentials are many and great, both for economic expansion of the area and in the natural course of producing some of the most plaguing tax problems ever to confront the county. Atkinson pointed to several apparent danger signals in the inevitable development of Brewer Island, PLANS TAKING SHAPE THE PENINSULA'S )dT O ( DEVOTED TO THE INTEREST SAffi&S&fj LEADING NEWSPAPER y A HOME - OWNED NEWSPAPER OF SAN MATEO COUNTY UNITED AND ASSOCIATED PRESS DIRECT WIRES WEATHER Mostly fair tonight and Friday, Warmer Friday. Low tempera, tun tonight 31 degrees: high Friday 72. Westerly winds, 7 to 15 miles per hour, id afternoon. VOL. J5No. 251 THREE SECTIONS - 48 PAGES SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1955 5c PER COPY - SI. 25 PER MONTH TWO HELD AS MOOD IN S. F. TAGGED MUSIC BANDITS Death Comes To Tax Chief MacArthur I for Weeks; Board to Name Successor Tomorrow (Tlroo Ilrdwiiud City Durum REDWOOD CITY, Oct. 20. At the same time, he took the - occasion to point to sign - County Tax Collector Ralph posts of continuing economic prosperity ior trie area, ioo, inherent in any activity on Brewer Island. : The kev lo the character of the 1940 - s.cre island, which is the biRjeesl single undeveloped area in ihe county, is currently held by the first concrete plan now taking shape. This currently hinges on pending sale of some 326 acres by Thomas Thirkeldscn project, complete homes, a 51,000.000 industrial area, major business center, and recreational compound complete Willi swimming pool and 9 - holc jolf course. As a result Atkinson called now for insurance of (he extension Mrs.Minto Given Divorce Beth Culbertson Minlo of Hillsborough was today granted a divorce trom Daniel G. Minlo, Ior mer Burlingamc auto dealer, in Washoe County Superior Court, Reno, JJcvada. Extreme cruelly was given as cause for the action. Mrs. Minto established residence in Reno six weeks ano when she and Minlo announced J of the No. 1 east - west arlcrial of their separation because of in - f - San ..Mateo county, Kinetcentn comparability. They had been avenue, in the plan, ile noted married 22 years. Minlo, - who now operates an investment - firm in . Burlinganie was granted custody of the two children, Lvnn, IS. and Sandra, 14, Minlo made the following statement today resarding his plans: "As I have full custody of our two daughters. Lynnc, 18, and Sandra, 14, my plans call for providing them with the home to which they are entitled, here in Burlingame and San Mateo, among their "friends where they have grown up. "It is my intention to continue to operate my investment business here in the community where my interests arc founded and to continue to participate in civic and philanthropic work - is always. "Lynnc is presently attending Stephens college in Columbia, Mo., but will return here - upon graduation to make her home with me. Sandra is a student at San Jlateo High school. I feel that their well - being is of greatest importance and as their father it is my responsibility to provide the home that they need and desire." Crane MacArthur died at 4 p. m. yesterday st Sequoia hospital, succumbing to a lingering illness that hart kept htm away from his official duties for several weeks. He was 68. His saddened fellow county officials and friends and as - to Developer Thomas Culiigan. sociates outside the official He has envisioned a $40,000,000 , famiJy prepared to honor his RALPH C. MacARTHtR Long Civic Career Ended BurJingamc stores will remain open tonight until 9 o'clock for the convenience of shoppers. J PEGGERS , i f ji llllm - whatever sireet network takes shape must tie' into the city's existing arteries. Importance of the development of Seal Slough into a major recreation area was - pinpointed. Huge Traffic Flow At the same time homes on Brewer Island, he said, will swell volume of east - west flow of traffic and heighten importance of a rail separation at Nineteenth avenue which will bear the brunt of future traffic on the island. In centering his attention on the problem of industrial versus residential use dI the land. Atkinson treaded cautiously, hut did declare that he could not espouse any program for wholesale residential development of Brewer Island. At the same time he warned that the potential for exclusive industrial use of the area can only oe evaluated after careful tech nical study ar.d determination of industry's need. "We know," hc.said, "that thEre is a dearth of land suitable for industry. We know also there is a great scarcity of level land suitable for housing, and all land in the bay area is at a premium. Industry Defined "If we consider industry to be everything except residential and retail trade activities and professional administrative, then we already have considerable industry in San Mateo. "Foremost in ihls is the building industry, To this we now add such enterprises as the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company headquarters, Holly Sugar, (Turn to'Pase 2, Column 2) $20,000 to Fly 3 Senators Home WASHINGTON tf - The Defense Department said today two large passenger planes are being sent on special flights (o Europe to oring home three senators and their wives who declined to wait for scheduled flights, A spokesman said the cost ol sending the planes would be about S20,000. The Senators, all Democrats, stc McCellan (Ark) and Stennis (Miss) who will board one plane in Madrid - and Chavez NM) who will be picked up in another at Paris. They re members of the ( Senate Appropriations Committee. Showers Expected To End. by Tonight SAN FRANCISCO tfi - The Weather Bureau said those rain clouds over Northern California probably will evaporate by tonight. "The upper air low that has been causing the showers is weakening j today and is expected to cause no i more showers, after this - afternoon," the bureau reported. J memory at services today and tomorrow. A memorial service was held at 1:30 p. m. in the courtroom of Superior Judge Aylett H. Cotton. American . Legion services will be held tonight and funeral services - tomorrow, afternoon. Meet on Successor Meanwhile, the county board of supervisors scheduled .a special meeting for - '1.0 a: - m - . tomorrow to consider appointment of' a successor to the high county office. Ifis expected the board will ask Miss Lorraine Dickey, Mac - Arthur's chief deputy and an employe of the office far 35 years, to fill out the unexpired term, Board Chairman William Wcrder said he favors offering the position to Miss. Dickey. Miss Dickey said today she has not decided finally whether she would accept the appointment it it is tendered to her. If she is appointed she will be the fourth woman to hold a high elective county post, The late Mrs. Eliza beth Kneesc served as county clerk. Pansy Abbott Gish was superintendent of schools, and Miss Ruth Kirste is currently county recorder, MacArthur was re - elected to the office in 1954 and his term does not expire untii January of 1959. Long illness The veteran public official and civic leader first became ill several weeks ago. He was released from Sequoia hospital lor a while when his condition improved. He returned to his office for a few days to supervise the preparation Police Comb Murder Area CHICAGO 1(F) The search for the slayers of three boys was concentrated today in the area where .hey JFVore .soJive.' , nay unilarmea policemen ana detectives were, assigned to a house - to - house . c anvass of a . Northwest Side' around - Milwaukee avenu and Giddings street. The victims' .Robert Peter son, 14, John Schuessler; 13, and i his brotner, Anton, n got on a Dus tnere snoruy Deiore a p.m. Sunday night. Some time between then and midnight, .investigators figure, the youths were captured, beaten and strangled. Their nude bodies were found Tuesday in a forest preserve iour miles west of. the place where they left the bus. The manhuntcrs, grim and methodical, sought to find the place where the youngsters were killed and to pick up their clothing or other clues. Other officers were directed to question managers of riding stables in the area on the western edge of the city near' the forest preserve. The young victims' eyes and mouths had been taped shut while they were held prisoner but the tape had been removed before the bodies were lound. The marks on their faces indicated the tape was two inches wide, a size that could he used in taping the ankles of horses. "The killers knew what they were doing, - ' commented Harry j instruction work State Set to Push Freeway To County Line Eviction Notices Sent EPA Owners; Start Early Next Year Probability of a start of construction on extension of Bayshore freeway from San Carlos to the Santa Clara county line by early next year was seen toaay. This was indicated m a speedup by the state division of high ways - ol us acquisition ol property alcg the freeway route, and the serving otj eviction notices to former owners of so;ne of the prop - j erty already purchased by the state. Owners of two University ave nue businesses ir East Palo Alto have confirmed that they have been ordered i;y the state to vacate their premises by January year e:. - lier than antici pated. - vt:Evictions Ordered William Gamberg, owner of the Village Clsaners 2042 University avenue, said he had been ordered to vacate; and Charles AHsbrrry, co - owncr - of the Alls - berry Plumbin,; company. 2079 University avenue, reported he has received ar Order to vacate. I The buildings housing both busi - j ncsses were p - jrehased by the state, which his been leasing them to the former owners. AUsberry said he signed a lease I for one year 124 days only three months ago which the state is - breaking by ordering him to Herbert Miles, assistant engineer for the state highway division's district i!our, confirmed that the evicition notices are being sent out in order that the clearing - of the right - of - way can I By HAL. COOPER I graph. "Does it not also Involved DC speeded up. LONDON" wwThe strongly con - a, certain loss ol dignity in a wider Decision on Financing servative Daily Telegraph warned I "eja.: 15 11 nDl unlajr LU ruJ1 The state highway commission, today that the British royal family 'a meeting in Saerar.'.enio, is to de - 15 sulfenng a ' loss of dignity cide whether or r.ot an appropri - , by its failure to clarity the Prin - of 157,000,000 will be includ lcess - .largaret - Fetcr Townsend ed in the highway division's 1956 - mystery. 57 budget for completion of the The surprising editorial in the freeway link. Telegraph, which supports Prime Miles said that in the event the .Minister Eden and is conceded to money is appropriated, his .de - hav excellent sources of informa - partment can call lor bids on the Hon lm high places, could be November taken to imply mat the royai jam tt'nflU rr. Tlttino) LONDON Princess Margaret last irirtt af a state Sinner faced the leaders of the Church of England who above, all others oppose her marriage to Peter Townsend. The state dinner for the royal family gave the outspoken archbishop of Canterbury an oDDortunilv lo deliver his verdict on whether the church will use all its power to block a wedding. Here Margaret is ! shown with the archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, during an oflicial,. visit to cantcrDury. WEDDINGlDECISION LAID TO ROYAL FAMILY ly as a whole "The longer any element of mystery is allowed to linger in this affair, the more deplorable' the publicity is likely to become." Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth If, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen Mother were the dinner guests last night of the Archbishop of Canterbury and 5D other high ranking Church of Eng - of county tax' bills but suffered Gl0Ei chief investigator for the 30 and awaro the contract shortly b' alone is responsible for with - (Turn to Page z. Column 5) 3 Arrested in Phone Strike SAN FRANCISCO (UP'J - Rcpre - senta lives of the striking CIO Communications Workers of America and the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company awaited a call today from Federal Conciliator Arthur Vial for another "exploratory" talk. nwhile, three striking switch. board operators were arrested this morning in a minor disturbance on the strikers' picket lines at the San Francisco business office. Easita Verdi, 19, and Marilyn Smith, 20, both of San Francisco, were booked by Sgt. John Dolan for battery after a woman com plained of being "jostled" by'them as she entered the building, Dolan also arrested May Rami rez. 20, San Francisco, whD protested, "all I did was call that policeman a 'flatfoot' when he arrested Rasita." Dolan, however, said she added a couple ol uncomplimentary adjectives, and booked her under an ordinance forbidding the use of "language tending to incite a breach of the peace." The - talks are being carried out in the hope that participants will fin some basis for reopening negotiations to end the 10 - day - old strike ot 22,000 telephone workers in Northern California and Nevada. iides met with Viat from until midnight yesterday, apparently without modifying their respective positions. - Cook County coroner, "They re - Jdimaiy i. tie sracea mat.,' moved the tape to avoid leaving I complete plans and specifications uld end the speculation over finGerorints." lor tne Project, irom Eransten me ru'flJ Lt. Edward Sfnwyck of the state police said a brown suit coat had been found near the spot - where the bodies were - thrown, He said the coat has grease spots and what appear to be blood stains. Sagehorn New Kiwanis Leader Albert H. Sagthom ol San Carlos, county treasurer of San Mateo county Tor many years, and a leader in veterans' welfare and civic affairs, is the new district governor of the California - Nevada - Hawaii district' of Kiwanis International, effective January 1. ' Sagehorn was elected to the governor's post at the concluding session of the annual convention yesterday in San Diego, it was re - , ported today by The .Associated said the Tele - Late Race Results MIGHT MISSION f - niST VEFlSi . .107.50 JJ.30 2MU - .K.V. - D MAG TOWER HILL rjlllr dioMt Mid MacARTHUR DENIES SUPPORT OF YALTA road in San Carlos to the Santa I Unfair to Family Clara county line have been com - 1 This long drawn out business pleted. .day after day must be highly irk - Work can begin desDitt the some to the two persons mast iact that more tliaa 250 parcels closely aitactc - e oi property along the right ot way remain to be "acquired. In fact, Miles stated, the freeway extension may be completed before negotiations fcr Acquisition oi property are completed. Need 14& facets The greatest number of parcels lo be acquired, I4f. are located along the right t way from Marsh road to the three - fourths of a miie of freeway stretch which currently - is under construction near Willow road. Forty - nine parcels remain lo he acquired along proposed Redwood City bypa?.;. which will cut across the - Reiwood City rodeo grounds and a portion of the Frank's Tannery company property between Whipple avenue and - Marsh road. .Sixty - seveh parcels remain to be acquired in the stretch of highway between (Turn to Page I. Column 41 Pair Identif ied By Victims in S. S.F. Tavern Will Be Prosecuted In This County, Say Police Two San Francisco mem arrested yesterday have been positively identified as Ihe "juke box" bandits who held up two South San Francisco taverns within the last two weeks, police announced today. The pair will be turned over to South San Francisco authorities and prosecuted in this county. They are John Martinez, 33, 1018 Folsom street, also known as Manuel Gonzales, and Arthur Galvin, 23, 133 Lundy lane, both of San Francisco. Both are parolees from San Quentin prison. Identified by Victims Positive identification had been made yesterday afternoon at a showup in San Francisco, staged by San Francisco and South San Francisco police. Martiner and Galvin were identfied by Charles Soldani, bartender, and Chester Luchini, owner of the Town House tavern, 115 Grand avenue, South San Francisco. It was the Town House which was robbed early Tuesday morn ing by the two gunmen. Three persons were slugged and a shot was fired, allegedly by Martitiei, at two other patrons while the bandits played "mood music" on the juke box. Charges Beadied Inspector John Fabbri or the South San Francisco police department, who has been working with San Francisco police far two weeks on the robberies, aid the two suspects probably would be :harged with two counts' of rob - ery and assault with intent to' kill. Martinez and Galvin are till being held in San Francisco pending formal fifing of charges in South San Francisco by the district attorney. Inspector Fabbri said that Martinez and Galvin have served time at San Quentin for robbery Martinez has only been out of jail a few months and is on parole. Caught in Chase Martinez was captured shortly after midnight Wednesday morn - inc following a chase in San land clergymen at Lambeth Pal trl Mission district which ace, the archbishop's London resi dence. Central Ficure As the ranking prelate of the ehtireh. which officially . outlaws the remarriage of divorced persons whose former mates are liv - (Turn to Pare 2, Column 1) was marked by 11 police gunshots fired into his car is he attempted to run down a patrolman who spotted him. Galvin was arrested with Simon (Turn to Page 2, Column 5) Notice to Subscribers If yon do not receive your copy of the San Mateo Times, please caU the CIBCULATION DEPARTMENT, DI !M83L be - fote 7:30 p.m. and a special copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers In So. 3an Fran - ciscoj San Bruno and Redwood City plese call ut; "TOLL FREE" H Enterprise 1 - 1285. - (Earlier Story Page 32) W A'SIIINGTON (UP) - Gen Douglas J. - TacArthur aiimiLted today he urged Russia's entry into the fight against Japan in World War II, .but vigorously denied he ever supported concessions made to the Russians at Lhe Yalta conference. ' The famed former . Pacific commander made the statements in a bristling reply to a 107 - page Defense Department report on long secret wartime decisions which showed that MacArthur had stronc - ly favored Russia as an lull h Ma.rArthur' - s views on Russia's entry into the war against Japan have been the center or a swirling puli:i'.;ii roi r ; ovh r? y or year? The Democrats have claimed the pressure of JTacArlhur and other U.S. military leaders to get Russia in!o the war was the main reason the late President Roosevelt agreed at Yalta to postwar territorial concessions ior Russia in the Far East. COP Claims Sellout The Republicans have claimed just as vigorously that l - tooscvelt sold oct Hie country at Yalta. And ally in the fight against Japan. , as late as last spring MacArthur Secret Arrangements "id hi; would have opposed Rus - But he said he had not been con - sia s entry into the war at the suited before the Yalta - conference 1 1" of Yalta if he had been con - in February, 1945. exercised no in - 1 suited. fluence oil it, and knew nothing about its secret agreements, "I repeat," MacArthur said, "bad my views been requested concerning the secret agreements bearing upon Russia's entry into; Yalta would be "wholly vtnwar - the Pacilic war I would have op - ranted" and "prevaricate the posed them as fantastic." 1 truth and the record." In his 350 - word statement issued from his Waldorf - Astoria headquarters in New York, MacArthur declared any attempt to associate him wiih the concessions made at WHY LOSE '600 On a Ufl - Ovtr '35 Cor Whtn You Can Buy a '56 FORD IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! HASR1SON F. DOANI AND JIM M1NTO (AMINO MOTORS Ford Sclm Sarvka California Drivt DI 2 - 3005

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