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   Argus (Newspaper) - May 6, 1960, Fremont, California                                Vol. I, No. 2 Published at Newark, California Friday, May 6, 1960 PETERBILT GOING UP SILLIMAN ATTACKS STANLEY ON VA HOSPITAL MOVE George M. Silliman, Newark's ex-mayor, this week attacked the "do-nothing" attitude of incumbent supervisor Chester Stan- ley in the face of Alameda County's loss of its Veterans Admini- stration Hospital in Oakland to Martinez in Contra Silliman seeks Stanley's seat in the coming June 7 election. Silliman fired off wires to Cal- ifornia Senators Clair Engle and Thomas Kuchel urging their "serious consideration" of legis- lation which proposes to move the hospital from Oakland to Martinez. The House of Repre- sentatives already has approved but the measure uas not re- ceived Senate action. Silliman's wires say the hos-; pilal should be located in the, center of- veteran and near nuclear laboratories engaged in medical research. "Moving the hospital to Mar- tinez would be trading a con- venient 700-hed hospital for a remote and inconvenient 500-bed Silliman said. The candidate dismissed the Martinez site as "in the middle of nowhere." He stressed its inconvenience to veterans' fam- ilies, now located in Bay area centers of population, who must move to the new location. "What we're Silliman said, "is eliminating a hospital serving 750 veterans to replace it with a facility costing twelve million dollars which will serve only 500 veterans. And our su pervisor is doing nothing about it. "This is just another example of the 'I-could-care-less1 attitude of this man who represents us. And it is an equally good ex- ample of why the tax rate in Alomeda County is climbing constantly. The people of Ala- meda County need a representa- tive who will fight a move like this, and who will truly repre- cent them in these issues which so materially affect them." Silliman is a veteran of World War II. He served as an enlisted man in the European Theatre from 1943 to 1945, and received, in addition to his honorable dis- charge, the Bronze Star and five stars while serving with llio Third Armorrd "Spearhead" Division. Listening In On The Districts IN THE ARGUS THIS WEEK Chamber of Commerce Page 4 Women's News Page 2 Youth Activities Page 3 Classified Page 3 Editorial Page 4 the Market's Off That scheduled paper drive of Girl Scout Troop No. 214 has been unavoidably postponed the bottom's dropped out of the paper market. When the market picks, so' will the Girl Scouts says Mrs. Marthe Dunn, troop leader. Newark endorsement of a res- olution seeking establishment of a county aid station at Washing- ton Township Hospital w'a s sought by directors at Wednes- day's meeting. Directors agreed o ask Supervisor Chester Stan- ey la place the issue su- pervisor's agenda soon.. Director S. G .Scott, Newark, was asked to seek a resolution from Newark city council en- dorsing the action. Board chair- man L. S. Whitaker explained esolutions from Fremont and Union City are already on file, but he would like to have a 'united front" when the.request s voiced before the supervisors. Newark city councilmen say they've never had an answer to letter of theirs requesting more information.' They want to know who will pay for the added service. It has been estimated the added service, if provided at all hospitals in the County, could add two. cents to the tax rate. Directors refused to dedicate land for the widening of Fre- mont's Mowry Avenue, explain- ing they also serve Newark and Union City. To give land.to Fre- mont would not be upholding the interests of residents oj other cities, they declare. They agreed to sell the land at cost. Union Sanitary District A which can fine explosive gases in a sewer, anc a kerosene lantern, which shows lack of oxygen, are priority items on Union Sanitary Dis- trict's new safety program. Directors authorized immedi- ate purchase of the new equip- ment at Monday's meeting. They also approved safety regulations which 1ceep one man on the sur- face when another enters a deep manhole. The man going under ground, also must wear a safe ty belt and rope. The safety measures were a result of a; tragic accident of April 11 which snuffed out the lives of two men working in a new sewer line near Irvington Directors disclaimed respon cibility for the deaths Monday when they rejected a claim by Mrs. John G. Neto CITY HALL BEAT Anyone who gets an intriguing offer .to buy a vacuum cleaner at a cost, of "just the govern- ment plus some sales-work among friends, should check the -natter with Newark Police De- partment. Things Missing Theft- complaints filed" with' Newark Police Department this week have officers .hunting ev- erything from .a "fancy model" tricycle to a bottle of soft drink. Complaints record these losses: The "fancy" tricycle, Just pur- chased, removed from the side- walk in front of home while the owner lunched. I. The soft drink snitche'd from a vending machine at Neuner's Chevron Station. That snatch probably reflects mere pique; since the thief was confronted by an empty coin box after he pried open the machine. Approximately taken from Jem's Bar, 7167 .Thornton Av- enue, Sunday morning, by a former employe Norman Mc- Collum, 28, 6240 Wiima Street McCollum at first insisted he was crawling through that brok en window at the back of the bar to check on a prowler; when he was "slugged" .by some uri known. .Confronted with part icles.of broken glass'which po lice officers patiently combec from his hair, and approximate ly MeCollum: confessed his guilt; Two brick lanterns taken from in front of homes under con slruction in the new Bevilacqua tract, and an attempt to remove a built-in oven from one of the homes. The oven resisted. Druggist Found Dead Funei-al services are pending for Milan Russ, 39, local drug gist, who was found dead in his automobile early Wednesday morning. Sheriff's deputies whi broke into Russ' locked car parked on Alquire Road in Hay "ward, found an empty bottle o barbiturates on the floor. Russ is survived by his wife and two children. ITIZENS'GROUP WON'T QUIT ON DRIVE FOR CITY PARKS Resuscitation necessary to revive Newark's -defunct parks bond ssue is expected to be applied today, when a citizen's committee meets at p.m., at the Wooden ;Shoe. Newark after PAGING ALL PANCAKE EATERS A call for pancake eaters ,is ;oing ourthe length and breadth f Newark today, as Newark Ki- wamans search-the subdivisions or purchasers of tickets to Sun- day's annual Mother's Day event. .s The Mother's Day pancake: preakfast is a- traditional club project which finances Kiwanis youttTactivities during-the year. Breakfast will'be served from 8 arm., .Id noon Sunday.'in'the Silva school auditorium. The menu jncludes pancakes, saus- age, eggs, orange juice and cof- fee. Tickets are available at the door. George Kincaid heads the breakfast committee. His crew includes Shelley Jones, Paul Power, S. G. Scott, Manuel Rose, George Latham, Jack MacGreg- or, John Bunch, Kenneth Foster and Gene Carroll. IT'S A MATCH Two will become one next Monday, but no orange blossoms are involved. Monday is the day when merg- er of the insurance agencies of J o h n S. Oliveira and Sam Arnold becomes effective. The new firm is Oliveira Arnold Insurance Agency. The agency is headquartered at 36602. Newark Boulevard, where a home has been convert- ed to offices. Sharing the new quarters are the realty offices of Sam C. Arnold. Oliveira brings 25 years of ex- perience to the new firm. He has headed his own business in Newark since 1952. Arnold has been working in the insurance firm of his father for seven years. Associated with the realty op- erations of the Arnold firm are Newark's ex-mayor s 1 e y Sears and-Lou Graves. Arnold explains the merger is designed to "better serve our customers through a' larger anc more proficient operation. Our real estate office is enlarging to meet the ever-growing needs of Newark, We feel we now can better serve the people of New ark in these new and larger quarters." a four-hour post mortem Wed- nesday, told the committee to determine what Newark's resi- dents want in parks and then make recommendations to the council. Mayor Leonard Lucio-suggest- id the committee concern itself irst with needs before costs. William Russell, member of ;he steering committee of the former Citizens for Civic Im- provement, said he thought the recent bond issue failed because jof.overemphasis, on the "mon- and on site locations, and possibly lack of maximum economy. measures in proposed development. Russell said he thought the site question might be resolved by switching the proposed com- munity park and civics center. Russell's thought was to move the comunity park to a Thorn- tori avenue location (but retain existing homes there) and put the civic center en open land oh Newark Boulevard. This would remove objections to razing ex- isting buildings; he poiiited out. Neil Sheffield recommended the council consider develop- ment of only two com- munity park immediately and acquire a site for a second com- munity park to be developed later. He also wanted a swim- ming pool. THREE POINT LANDING April 29 A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Borry Derrington, 36478 Charles St. April 30 A daughter was born to Mr, and 'Airs Gary D. Allen, 7848 Thorn- ton Ave. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Savage, 7489 Wells Ave. May 1 A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Griffith, 37464 Cherry St. May 2 A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Rose, 36826 Burdick St. May 3 A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John D. Pennell, 5585 Bishop St. May 4 A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Raul Cherry St. Gobarrubia, 727   

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