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Argus (Newspaper) - November 25, 1960, Fremont, California LIBRARY 5985 Mayhews Landing Road N ewark DELIVERED TO EVERY HOME IN NEWARK FOR SCIENCE AND YOUTH Newark May Toyr World This Spring, Without Leaving Fremont Want to see Russia next spring? You and your whole family. Or would you rather delve into the old mystries of French- cathedrals and French cooking? .That's a part of the package. Also lucked in arc a jaunt down Mexico way, a biographical study of a penguin egg at the S-JUth Pole, and a ride over the range (near. San It's a nicely-packaged world tour any Newark resident can' take by. driving no farther-than Fremont on a series of warm spring evenings early next year. Tickets for the lecture series, which begin'the fund to finance a Youth Science Center in Wash- ington Township, went on sale on today through local merchants. They'll be offered again next weekend by the merchants, and later will be available through service clubs and P-TAs, Cost of a season ticket for the five-lecture series is if sold singly, and for an entire family (and there's no limit to family Single admissions to the spring lectures will cost Students will be admitted at half price. All .lectures will be scheduled in the auditorium at Washington High School. Ticket sales must be limited to. 675 seats, capacity of the auditorium. The project is co-sponsored fay Junior Women's Club of Wash- ington Township, which first in- itiated the plan for a local junior museum, and which has worked on the project for a year. Lecture dates and speakers have been scheduled as follows: Feb. Where Time Stands Still with Arthur Dewey. March and Its Peo- ple with cameraman Raphael Green. March Penguin Egg IGY with Carl Eklund. April 12 Ranch and Range with" Albert Wool (of San Jose, showing nature films taken in this area of May 3 Provisional France with Edward Lark, Words to cheer an editor's soul: of a disappoint- ed Argus reader who called to report she'd missed her paper) "Why, I look forward to that paper, more than I do to pay- day." PENS ALL READY? WRITE A WAY In England, they know what a "city father" job is. It's. to help fulfill the needs of the residents of his city, in so far as he is able. So when Eric Gough, 14, felt a real need for a pen pal from the United States, be knew just whom to write to. So he sat right down and to the mayor of Newark, Calif. Eric has asked Mayor Leonard Lucio to help him find a pen friend who might be interested in 'his hobbies of baseball and rugby, which Eric says is "rath- er like your American football.' Eric wants the mayor to kind- ly ask "him or her" to write. The mayor is asking, and he's hoping there will be a variety of possible pen friends from whom Eric may choose the one he likes best. And then Mayor Lucio hopes Eric will ask the mayor of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, to assume his "city father" duties and unearth pen pals for all of the U.S. friends Eric can't accommodate. Out of it all, the mayor hopes there will come sacks of mail winging back and forth between Leamington Spa and Newark. Anyone who'd like to partici- pate in the mayor's project Pen Pals is asked to register (his 01 her) name with Gloria Ruiz al City Hall (SY IN THE ARGUS THIS WEEK Classified Page Club News.............. Page 2 Editorial................ Page 6 Fun and Games........ Page Listening Page 4 Teen News.........___ Page Women's News......... Page Vol. I, No. 31 Published at Newark, California 13 Friday, November 25, 1960 PARK BONDS LOSE Newark's second bond issue for parks went down to defeat on Tuesday. Voters rejected by a margin of only 48 votes the bond issue, which was. to have pur- chased a completely-developed community park with, a com- munity center building, and to have allotted funds for the con- struction of a swimming pool when Newark High School is built. The issue carried by a major- ity vote in each, of the city's four precincts, but lacked two- thirds of the vote in precincts at City Hall and Newark Fire Station. The precincts at Musick and Mullcr schools approved the measure by the necessary mar- gin. Final count ..was 772 vote for the park and 453 against it. There were" only 1225 of the city's registered 3850 voters who cast a ballot. Mrs. Betty e Grigsby, chair- man of Newark Recreation Com- mittee which brought" the new measure to the ballot through a petition signed by more than 1000 Newark ex- pressed keen disappointment. -'All of the niembers of bur Committee are terribly, terribly Grigsby told The Argus. "However this was the choice of the people and so belt." Mrs. Grigsby says the Com- mittee "definitely has no fur- ther plans for any future activi- .ty for any kind of park for Newark. It was'our feeling-there was only a first and last chance for a park. This was .our last chance." .Mayor Leonard Lucio said he and his fellow councilmen also were surprised and disappointed at the outcome of this second election (Parks were first de- feated in a bond issue last April "It seems a the-mayor said, "that in a city where .so many.' developers are interested' in purchasing land at the pres- ent prices, .we.don't seem to be able-to acquire any land for our- civic needs. However the reversal of the position bf> the people was encouraging (the- April bond proposal -was strong- ly We certainly hope this matter can be solved before land prices rise too high. "It is disappointing to come so were within reach of our At press-time', there was no. indication there -is any group in Newark today which is ready to go. to work for a third park bond issue. JAY-CEES WILL ORGANIZE HERE A Junior Chamber merce may be-Newark's next new organization. Alfred 'Roessler, a member of Fremont is talking of the project now with local serv- iefe'. club, ,-Ih the ve'ry near future, he says he will mail a letter to Newark industrialists, to be followed'by. an: active re- cruitment campaign for --mem- bers (men between the ages of 21 and 35 Roessler expects to 'call an or- ganizational meeting sometime next month. Time, place and date have not yet been fixed. Newark Chamber o f Com- merce last week offered its sup- port to the' Junior organization (and suggested an initial project might be ready and waiting in the form of Newark's annual an- niversary Chamber manager Gordon Cotton will list names of prospective members. STILL NO ANSWER ON SUPERVISOR'S JOB The South County political pot continues to boil, as candidates for the vacant supervisorial seat in the First District jockey for position. The strictly partisan aspect of the race changed this week, as Manuel J. Bernardo, a Fremont Democratic leader, announced he is supporting Newark's George M. Silliman for the job. Silliman is a Republican. Bernardo says he doesn't think partisan politics should play a part in the appointment, since partisan politics never an issue in the supervisorial races in the past 16 years. Wesley Sears and Leonard Lu- cio, Newark's Democratic candi- dates, are both hopeful, the job will fall to a Democrat. Sears says he is waging no strong campaign for the appointment, but has m.adft his interest in the job known in political circles. Lucio's supporters are backing their candidate with petitions and letters, as are Silliman's. Trustees' Meeting Takes Thespian Note As Teacher Pay Is Considered The curtain went up at 8 p.m., Tuesday, in the auditorium, at Washington High School on a" production which combined old- fashioned melodrama (complete .with jeers, groans of disapproval and some traces of comedy, a spice.of and a of tragedy. The tragedy lay in the fact the production .wasn't a even though there was an audi- ence of more than 300. Tuesday's production was a special meet- ing of board trustees, scheduled to investigate 10 cases of salary payments (over- or under-) among faculty members of Milani, Ruschin To Be Names Of Next Schools .Two former long-time friends won recognition from- Newark Elementary. School District trus- tees Tuesday. Newark's next schools will be named the Louis Ruschin and the Louis .Milani schools, in memory of these pioneer resi- dents. Ruschin School, to be con- structed in Hil-Vista subdivision on Newark boulevard, is. named for Newark's first fire chief, a longtime game warden in this area, and a school trustee of many years. He was the father of Postmistress Julia Harris and Dr. Louis Ruschin, physician. Ruschin will be an Oakland an 18-class- room school on which construc- tion is expected to begin late next spring. Trustees. Tuesday authorized the purchase of the site, which lies within what was once Lincoln' school district. Milani school, to be built in the Birch street area, is named for the father of City Councilman Louis Milani, Sr. He was a pio- neer resident of Newark who op- erated a construction firm which dredged put salt ponds in the area. Milani, who died in an auto- train accident near Milpitas in 1939, is survived by five children' who live in Newark. In addition to Councilman Milani they'are Everett and Joseph Milani, Mrs. S. C. MacNulty and Mrs. E. M.' Savaria. There are no immediate plans for beginning of construction of Milani school. Washington Union. High School District. In only one instance, the un- der-payment of salary to Don McCaslin for the past six years, was remedial action taken. Mc- Caslin will get returned to him, and. will be properly placed on the salary schedule. Mystery entered the produc- tion with consideration of the problem of William Cook, whose records apparently, don't con- tain proper verification of work- shops attended for 'credit over the past'four years. Cook says he's entitled to the credits, since trustees paid for the workshops and authorized his attendance. Supt.- William Koller' says he must have proof the workshops were attended. More mystery was injected with the problem of James Ful- more, math teacher, whose rec- ords showed he's short of college hours but who produced a new record Tuesday, to show he's really always had enough credits to justify his The curtain rang down as the superintendent and the teachers involved were instructed to re- hearse some more and to refer any cases which can't be re- solved to a faculty professional relations committee. With that cliff-hanger the pro- duction ended Tuesday. There will be' other episodes at future I meetings.

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