Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on May 23, 1951 · Page 1
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San Rafael, California
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Wednesday, May 23, 1951
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WEATHER FORECAST Bay Region: High fog tonight and 1 hursd.iy dealing in attrr-noon except along coast. Little rhangc in temperature. Westcily wind 12 22 mph in afternoon. Low tonight .r)0-53. Sierra Nevada: Partly cloudy. RAINFALL REPORT Total to date 42.91' This date last year ....32.48 Seasonal average 35.57 Temperatureit Noon today 61 Yesterday high 65; low 5t DAILY EsM861 w SERVING ALL Of MARIN COUNTY 9 1 ST YEAR SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1951 $1.25 A MONTH BY CARRIER No. 53 SPAN BACKERS PLAN NEW HEARING EFFORT This Time We Must Explain Why Span Is Needed Johnston Avers Pl.iiu r l.iiil ycitndriv lv irrnrsniiativrs of INfat in and ( nniia Orsta counties and the Bay Aira Council lor an all-out fight to save the San Rafael-Richmond bridge at a slate assembly hrai nig to be held on June fi. A group of civic leaden liom both sides of the hay met in the S,tn Ral.irl city hall cstcntav .rltcinoon lo discuss means of gelling llir- bill autliot img V(),()l)0 to design the ntidge out o' ,hi assfinbh roinmittee. luo necks ago llir cninmiller on c onset v.uion, phiriniug and public works gave a '( to ( sole with one abstention to the . , hlll At easj 5to4 vote lg needed MARIN MUSINGS By Rafael Marin An olrl Rentlrmnn walking on Fourth street In San Rafael last week on his way to pay a P O and E and a telephone bill was delayed when he lost an envelope containing the bills and the necessary fourteen dollars. Luckily, his name and address was written on the outside of the envelope. Yesterday 'he mall own delivered a letter to the man with the lost hills nnd money stuck Inside. Tl carried Kent field postmark no evidence of the finder We're told the honest man be properly thanked If he Identifies himself. tlirr , some confusion generated by yesterday's I-J edl torlal that ehldcd Marin voters 'o tnelr apparent lack of Interest In last Friday's school district elec A lady from San Rafael phoned In this morning and pleasantly asked Just what election she had missed The reporter who answered thr phone satelv Informed her she had missed not hint? for San Rafael had held Its elections In April and thus was the onlv Mar In dl.triet not going to the polls May 18 What our, answetman forgot, was that San Rafael, like the test of Marin, lies in the College of Marin district, where there was a very spirited contest. Afler all, San Rafael's bars weren't closed Friday for the fun of It. We don't like to dlstuib the peace of mind of the San Rafael voters who thought they didn't need to vote, hut the fact Is that most of them did miss another eleellnn. S.R. Banker Named To State Post Wiilin the Fir Rafael Murray, picsiclcnl of N i : . n.iiik S m elected to tin live cmmcll of (he Cahloin eis' Association sit a meet In Pasadena vcsterd.iy, auc Hank-ig held ding to the Assointed Pi ess At the same meeting n n Rug-ham of Scin r'l.imKco ,is ciecled president. H F Mcndon of r,os Angeles was picked to snip as vice president and H I, W.illcc of Ran Franclsio as tie.isurrr. Members of the Association heard an addiess by Dr. Jules llngen, professor at New Yo k University, who s.nd government spending for mabdiation will cud hv the middle of next ,cm and a minus deflation nr.rv icsull Hp concluded try rciissiitliig the bankers that spending will cut late of and .should I be doubled by early net fore the tiend reverses. Cigarette Blamed For Novato Fire A grass fire .swept nn men of ill -mot 50 square ieet on the Dc Burba esiate on Diablo avenue in Novato sesterclay before u was bioiight, under rout ml by the Novato Fup Department Damage was estimated as minor nri tlrnmpii iiltrlhuteri tho cans of the fire to a carelessly discarded cigarette i THANKS to all of our friends and customers who continued to shop here while B street was being repaired. In since're appreciation we wiil continue to have the finest quality poultry obtainable at the most reasonable prices. Sincerely Armando and William Spadini Tip Top Poultry Market til 8 H Mi ret, San Raiael lo get the bill to the assembly floor, II has already passed the senate. Her I Johnston, charlman of the flay Aiea Council's committee for the hiidge, called the meeting yesterday Johnson said that at the last hearing "we Just went along asking for .somethin and didn't say why we wanted it We must present a practical and logical picture with Contra Co.sta county." A review of the events leading up to the first assembly hearing was given by Frank Marsh, general manager of the Bay Are Council which has supported the bridge across the north bay. Marsh said the main opposition to the bridge came from the town of Sonoma and the Sonoma valley wheie leaders hope to obtain better water supplies from a solid barrier across the bav such as the projected In the Reber plan. Supci visor T Fred Bagshaw said he w'll be present at the meeting of the Sonoma county board of super-, Isors tomorrow in an attempt to get that body to support, or at least refrain from opposing, the bill Sonoma Board Chairman James Lytic has been strongly opposed to the bridge, but other supeervisors and civic leaders have been in favor of It, Bagshaw said. The group meeting yesterday decided to meet In Sacramento early next week with Marin legislators Richard MeCollister and Jack McCarthy and Contra Co.sta Assemblyman Robert Condon and Senator Geoige Miller Jr. They plan to discuss how they can help get ihe bill out of the committee and aid In its passage by the assembly. Otheis attending the meeting yesterday were Stanley Lowry, secretary of the San Rafael chamber of commerce, Chailes Geller, secretary of the Matin Building Trades Council; San Anselmo Councilman Sam Knoles; C A Vcale, general manager of the Noilhwestern Pacific Railroad, and Peny Woodcock, gencial manager of the Richmond chamber of commerce MacArrhur 'Mass' Meeting In New York NKW YORK (UPl The newly-foimecl "Sustain MacAithur Com- I mmitlee" lured Carnegie Hall for a meeting last night Tlrev paid $750 for the 2,750-seat hall, .mother $1)0 for the 40 em- cluh AL GOODWIN NAMED Citizens Committee Formed To Work On Gl Recreation Al Goodwin, manager of the Blu-menield theaters in Mann county, wa.s named chairman of Mai In criunt (iiien's committee for .seiinenirn s recieation which held its fit si meeting last night at the '! he ailed to order bv SupeivLsor Geoige Whitely who inuiesrnts the supei visors on the committer and he presided until Goodwin wa.s chosen Also appointed last night was Aaion Schwartz who will serve as financial secre- GoocUUn ,aid he will appoint a steering committee from members of the general committee which numbered about, 60 persons last, night The steering committee will meet next Tuesday at the courthouse, and the county committee will hold Us second meeting a week Irom ii'esday. Mnor John R Johnson, provost CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN This wild elephant that stalked San Rafael yesterday is but one of the many featured attractions at the Cub Scout circus to be held Saturday at 7:30 p. m. at Albert Field in San Ralael. The public is invited, and no admission fee will be charged. At left is Duane Spencer, the elephant trainer, and bearing the poster is Michael Dittmore. The "elephant" consists of Michael Smith and Richard Unter-mann. All iour Cubs are from Park 10, San Rafael. Saturday's big show is not to be confused with the Clyde Beatty circus whirh visits Matin tomorrow on 1-ranrisco boulevard in San Ralael. The public is urged not to miss either circus. School Board President Condemns Superintendent's Personnel Methods Charges of "unfairness," "un-1 In a cool, poised manner, Mrs. Americanism" and "railroading" Ycager stated that after she had were hurled against Superintendent been recommended for reappoint-Ollver Hartzell of San Rafael school ment along with many other teach- dlslrlct at last, night's Board of Education meeting. A fired San Rafael school teacher, Mrs. Pearl Yeager, her husband members of the school board, mo thers of the teacher's students and neighbors questioned and protested the manner in which the case handled by the superintendent's council, headed by Hartzell. A crowd attended the meeting to hear Mrs. Yeager, teacher of the first grade at Short school, read her statement to the Board of Edu- marshal at Hamrlton Field, presented the Air Force plan for a servicemen's intonation center. Major Johnson said the air force hopes its men will be taken into existing recreation facilities in the rounty. He explained that the airmen have a complete recreation program on the base and do not really need the type of recreation center which operated successfully during the last war. Other speakers pointed out that other servicemen at Fort Baker, the Naval Net Depot at Tiburon and the installation on Mt. Tamalpals should be considered in addition to those at Hamilton Field. Goodwin said that these men may need off-post recreation more than those at a large base such as the air field. The steering committee will decide on general policy and other committees that will he necessary, Ooodwin snid. PORCELAIN REPAIRING DONE IN YOUR HOME Unsightlv chips or scratches on stoves, washers, refrigerators, sinks, etc., can be completely and inexpensively eliminated by our Refinishing Department. Phone San Anselmo 4600 "ERNEST 0NGAR0 ! 13 San Anselmo Ave. San Ansel B 'gUm Sk' gHf ers, by Hartzell she "was practical ly asked" to resign. She said she was caljed to attend a special conference with Hartzell at 7:30 p. m. May 7 in his office. E. Ewmg Bone, supervisor of curriculum and Francis E. Allison, principal of Short school were also present. She was Informed by Hartzell that "something had been overlooked concerning her status and two courses were open to the board." One, he said, was to send her a notice that her services were no longer required alter June 15. The other was to accept a resignation from her if she chose to submit it. She wa.s told she would have to make her decision in 24 hours and in order not to have a dismissal appear on her professional record she submitted a letter of resigna- tion. Mrs. Yeager last night told the board how afler writing the letter she was still puzzled and dissatisfied with the manner and explanation of the council. She said it seemed logical to her that if she was a long-lenn substitute teacher, as told she was by Hartzell when called in, at least she should have been informed of her status far enough in advance of the deadline for le-electlng leachers so she could have applied for a position at an earlier date. In her long statement she asked the board the whys and wherefores of the process of handling long term substitute teachers, probationary teachers and asked why she was treated any differently than other teachers. She revealed that Bone, as super visor of instruction, had told her he felt the administrative depart ment had "not been completely square with her. When she asked Bone if then were criticisms con- Reds Head cerning her services, he mentioned some points in her teaching that could be strengthened and he apologized for the fact that in the four months she had been teaching in San Rafael, he had only been able to observe her about an hour in a classroom situation. She also revealed that when it became known she was to teach at Laurel Dell next year there had been telephone calls to Hartzell from residents in the area making "complaints." She said she had not been told what the complaints were except for one of a personal natuie which she said had no basis jn fact When she ended her .statement to the board, Hartzell handed his prepared statement to the board and was given permission to read Haitzell's two-page single spaced typed defense outlined the technical steps taken by his personnel committee leading to the action taken May 7. It admitted the nature and quality of Mrs. Yeagei's services were not discussed at the conference when her termination of services as a substitute teacher was made. He stated her application for a position as a regular teacher would be leviewed with those of other applicants, but (Continued on Page Seven) San Anselmo Adopts Business Taxes By 3 San Anselmo city council last night passed its new business li cense ordinance by a 3-2 vote, in an attempt to raise an additional $14,000 in yearly revenues. Voting against the. ordinance were Councilmen Jack Skinner and Art Smith, who objected strongly to a flat $40 license fee that will be imposed upon wholesale truckers delivering merchandise to San Anselmo. Sam Knoles and T. J. O'Mara followed the lead of Mayor Carmel Booth and voted the ordinance through, INTESTINAL FORTITUDE "No one has even had the intestinal fortitude to set such a tax before," Mayori Booth commented, after the council passed on the measure, "wholesale truckers will find a way ol getting their merchandise into San Anselmo. We are a grow-in? city and we need more revenue. Up to now our taxpayers have been bearing the whole burden." The now license wjjl levy, as an Give Up Offensive, Back Across 38th Truman Aides Didn't Push "Mac Firing Gen. Bradley Again Refuses To Relate His Advice To HST WASHINGTON (VP) Gen. Omar N. Bradley said today that in his opinion none of President Truman's key advisers was "pushing" for dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Bradley, chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, made the statement in a sharp new exchange with Senator Wiley (R.-Wls.) over what was said at President Truman's conferences with his advisers on firing MacArthur, As he did last week, with later support by an 18 to 8 senate committee vote, Bradley refused to testify about the attitude of differ-ent individuals. Specifically, he declined to say whether any of those who took part in conferences were "distinctly distressed" by the decision to fire MacArthur. Continuing his prolonged testimony at the Senate hearings on MacArthur's dismissal, Bradley also: 1. Acknowledged that, the fighting in Korea restricts U. S. ability to counter possible Russian aggres sion elsewhere in the world, and named oil-rich Iran as now in "dan ger." S. But" insisted once again that MacArthur's proposed Korean strategy would not end the war and free the United States from the burdens there. He said they "might help a lit'le bit." 3. Testified he believes MacArthur first proposed the use of U. S. grjund troops in fighting the North Korean aggressors. President Truman had ordered the U. S. inter vention by insisting that air and naval power be used to aid the South Koreans. 4. Agreed with Senator Connairy D-Tcx) that the United States would have to demand some safeguards if it armed and equipped Chinese Nationalist forces for operations against the Chinese Communists, Connally had suggest ed that Chiang Kai Slick, if given and a free hand, might use his forces in a way that could lead to war between the United States and Russia. Governor Signs One Bridge Bill SACRAMENTO (JP) Governor Warren signed a bill today facilitating construction of a trans-San Francisco bay crossing between Marin and Contra Costa counties. It provides that the ban against construction of any additional crossing within 10 miles of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge shall not apply to a Maiin-Contra Costa link, The measure is by Senate, John F. McCarthy cR., San Rafaeli. nual flat rate of 150 on most firms doing business in San Anselmo. Payments may be made in two in stallments of $25 each. Exceptions include truckers who will pay $40 annually, taxi cab companies will lay out $15 for each vehicle, and hovie houses which must pay $150 a year. Last night's action replaced an ordinance that has been in operation since 1934, Glen G. Anderson, manager of Ihe service bureau of the Municipal License Tax Association of San Francisco, appeared before the council, to state the case of wholesale truckers who felt that a $40 rate would narrow their profit margins to the point where it would not pay them to make their occasional deliveries in San Anselmo. "This will be a serious cut Into the revenues of Independent truckers delivering In San Anselmo," An derson predicted. "Many operators are under Office of Price Stabilization celling! and they will be nit 2nd Army Division Paces Allied Attack TOKYO (Thuisda)) (U.B)-Thc Red atvny abandoned its most costly offensive of the Koioan war Wednesday and pulled back toward the 38th paiallcl. Counter-attacking Allied tanks and mf.iniiunrn puisued ihe hastily ictreaiiiifr Chinese in a grncial advance lh.it tauied lo within lour miles of Noitli Korea on the uesieni ltont and raivcd great cliunls out ol the Red bieaktlitough corridor in (he east. Onh the continuing blackout of inloiiu.iiioti fioin the h.ud-Iiit South Korean divisions on the eastern li out lcstiaincd U.S. 8th Army oliicers fiom proclaiming complete ictoi in the second round of the communist spring olfensixe. The North Korean Ponjraiur tadio claimed for the third straight night that three South Koican divisions on the eastern front-lhe 3id, !)lh, and Capiiol-wcie smrounded and being destroyed. The grncial Allied counter-attack vas paced bv the fighting U. S, 2nd Division, which gained four more miles in central Korea. The 2nd Division's troops made their four-mile gain in the first 12 hours of their attack and captured Hangye, 15 miles east of Chunchon. From there the American, Dutch and French infantrymen wheeled east, into the flank of the shrinking Red breakthrough corridor around Soksa and cut the Communists' main supply route hi the Jagged eastern mountains. Swift allied advances wiped out all gains scored by the Communists in the second round of their spring offensive along a 70-mile front from Hangye west to the Seoul area. To the left of Ihe 2nd Division, the U. S. 1st Marine Division advanced two miles against light enemy resistance and reported the Reds still were fleeing north across the Soyang river. The Marines were one of five American divisions disclosed by the U. S. flth Army to be engaged in the current drive. The others are the 1st Cavalry Division and the 24lh and 25th Infantry Divisions. Their precise fronts weie not revealed. Also in action are the 1st South Korean division, Siamese troops the Turkish brigade, the 8th Ar my iad ' Paradise Cove Man Named To Reed Board Harold Onstad, 40, of Paradi.sc Cove, lias been appointed to the Reed school district board of trustees, County Schools Superintendent Wallace W. Hall announced today Onstad will fill out the term of Robert Beyries, who resigned recently to move to Knight's Landing The term expires June 30, 1952. Onstad is an architect, with a general practice in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1932 and took a fellowship to study SpRinsh aichltectuie m Mexico. Both he and hi. wife have been active supporters of the Southern Marin recreation center. Mrs. Onstad is the retiring piesl-dent of the Reed Mothers club. The Onstads have a son, Peter, m the eighth grade at Belvedere school. New City - 2 Vote hard. Wholesalers may find I hey will have to curtail deliveries to San Anselmo." Anderson's mam obiecllon, in which Councilmen Skinner and (Continued on Page Seven) Expanded Program Planned For This Year's NATIVE SONS FESTIVAL l-,iiila IMiIor No. 307. . S. (;. U JUNE 1-2-3 FAIRFAX PARK (Admission Free) Professional Entertainment Nightly Armand Giraul, M.C., Friday and Saturday Night Russ B)id, M.C. Sunday Afternoon Marin's Queen For A Day Contest Sunday Afternoon Teen-agers Held For S.R. Theft Three Tamalpals High school students were In custody in the county detention home today after they admitted breaking into a San Rafael grocery store Friday night and stealing 12 cases of beer and other merchandise. The youths, two 18 years old and the other 15, were captured lite yesterday whan they returned to a deserted spot near Manor to retrieve some of the loot they had stored there. They admitted to breaking into the Rafael Market at 835 Fourth street late Fridy night and stealing the beer, and several cartons tt cigarettes, candy, gum and cigars, deputies of Sheriff Walter B. Sell-mer said One of the 16 year olds, only five feet fne inches tall miri weiffhinv onIy m pM ed tn R barred re(r wlndow of t)le mflrt.et. I TU. iuc tsiuups cacne was found yesterday afternoon when a bulldozer driver working on a hill near Manor frightened away four youths who were apparently searching the roadside. He notified the sheriff's office and deputies searched the area and found cartons maiked with ths name of the owner of the market. San Rafael police officers were waiting for the group when they returned last night and apprehended them. Police said the youths have nn prior police record in San Rafaei. although one wa.s on probation from a cash legisler theft In San Francisco. AU three are lesldcnts of Fairfax. In their written confessions to the sheriff's office Die boys admitted '.casing" the grocery store a weelc before the buiglaiy. Police were unable to connect the group with a beach parly fracas at Stinson Beach on Saturday Unidentified Body May Be Missing Ensign Nanl headquaiters in San Fran-Cisco are investigating a body found in Ihe ocean near Golden Gate budge this morning to identify it as Ensign Thomas E. Tavlor, who was drowned m the surf off Stlnsnn Beach April 22nd. The body was clothed by a pair of suntan pants with the initials J.AZ. stenciled inside. They were entativcly identified as belonging o Ensign James A. Zimmerman who had accompanied Taylor to tha beach. N RRCH1V1 N RRCHIVE' EWSPAPER EWSPAPFR

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