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Argus (Newspaper) - December 2, 1960, Fremont, California LIBRARY 5985 Mayhews Landing Newark 'X- Delivered to EVERY home in Newark Vol. I, No. 32 Published at Newark, California .Friday, December 2, 1960 Unified Schools Study To Be Launched Dec 14 As a "people's1' project is the way Washington Township 'will look at the- pros and cons of school unification. At a meeting this week, school men and representatives of area organizations voted to study pos- sible unification "very thorough- ly." (The study is mandatory under a new state law. If it isn't completed locally by 1063, the state will make the study for the local schools. The project goal is a vote by the people on .A steering committee will meet Dec. 14 (Room 82, Wash- ington High School, 8 p.m.) to organize, to appoint members to sub-committees, and to consider (he local approach to the'study. Roy Jensen, who acted- as chairman of this week's meet- ing, said it is expected to divide the study among seven or eight sub-committees, each with a membership of. 20 to 25 persons, in order "to let the people know what we're doing. We think with committees that large we can keep the people informed." Superintendents and adminis- trators of Township school dis- tricts will act as_advisors to sub- .committees. IN THE ARGUS THIS WEEK Classified Page 7 Church Briefs Page 7 Club Activities Page 2 Editorial Page 8 Fun and Games Page 2 General News Page 3, 5 Letters to Editor....... Page 6 Listening In Page 7 Teen News Page 2 Pedestrian Badly Hurt In Midnight Accident Gerald Blake, nightwatchman at Orangeburg" Manufacturing Co., remained in critical condi- tion at Washington Township Hospital this morning, following a midnight accident. Blake, a pedestrian, was struck by an automobile driven by Robert Lucas, nightwatch- man for Guardian Paper Co., The accident occurred near the Plummer Ave., and Cherry St., as Blake'appar- ently attempted to cross Cherry. The intersection is poorly light- ed and it was raining slightly at the time of the accident. Lu- cas said he did not see Blake until he loomed up just in front of his auto. Blake suffered compound frac- tures of both ankles, a fractured right elbow, a fractured 'skull and internal injuries. No citations were issued by in- vestigating Newark PD officers. UNION CHARGES POLICE FORCE AIDS MANAGEMENT IN TITAN STRIKE YES, THERE'S SANTY NOW Flynn Manslaughter i Trial Continuing The jury trial of Gail Flynn, charged with misdemeanor man- slaughter in the death of William Sehulzke, continues in Fremont Municipal Court today. Sehulzke died 'as a. result of automobile injuries suffered when his ve- hicle collided with Flynn's atj the intersection of pherry Street and Thornton Avenue. An eye witness said Flynn failed to stop at the stop sign' on Cherry. Jurors were picked Wednesday and the trial got under way. It was continued until 10 a.m., to-1 day. The outcome was still un-J known at press-lime. DYSTROPHY DRIVE SLATED FOR SUNDAY It's the season to be merry, but it's the season to remember too. Partieularly.tb be remembered this week are the victims ol muscular.: dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy week began yesterday and continues through Dec. 4. The local drive for funds will be held Sunday, from 1.- 3 p.m., with members of Junior Wo- men's Club of Washington Town- ship conducting the collection march. General co-chairmen of the drive are Newark residents Mrs. Robert Hiler and Mrs. Doran Newark was asked Tuesday by representatives of organized la- bor, to adopt a "hands off" policy in the Current labor dis- pute between" Local No. 5649, United Steel Workers of Ameri- ca, and Titan Metal Manufactur- ing. Company. 'The Newark city government should not mix in labor-manage- ment Kenneth Stead- man coordinator for the welfare and education committee of Lo- cal No. 3367 (and also a mont city told Newark councilman. "If your policy continues, we may find trouble down there. Your present policy, as exer- cised by your police t o r c e through your city manager, is unfair. We think it should be corrected. We will work to see it not through your city council, then by some other (Stead man's prediction ot trouble was fulfilled just a few hours later. On Wednesday morning an automobile driven by Daniel Herrin, Jr., of -Fre mont, a non-union worker on his way to his job at Titan, struck picket, Warren Jennings, Cherry Street; Jennings was hurled to the road and suffered minor knee and shoulder in- juries. (Herrin told Police' Officer Joseph Shestack later he didn't know he'd hit anyone, because of the crowd of pickets at the en- trance to (he plant. (Yesterday a restraining order was issued by Superior Court Judge Cecil .Mosbacher against Local 5649, enjoining members against "assaulting, threatening, ntimidation, molesting" or any other- acts of violence against" Titan employes. (A hearing to determine why a >retiminary injunction shall" not je issued, is set for Judge Mbs- sacher's court oh Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.) Steadman concluded by .de- manding "police force stay away from the picket liries. The best way in the world to have trouble on a picket line is to send po- icemeri to the line. Your policy only lead to trouble." Robert Ash, secretary of the NEXT CHAPTER TONIGHT IN HIGH SCHOOL THRILLER Two new scenes in the current production of "We're Not Hap- py" by Washington Union High School District teachers were clayed this week, and the cur- tain goes up on still another'! episode at p.m., today, when trustees of WUHSD meet; Last Friday's scene was an all-teacher production, when representatives of Logan and Washington faculty clubs called a press conference to explain the teacher point-of-view, which they feel has been overlooked by local reporters, in the current teach- er superintendent controversy. The teacher spokesmen, Wil- liam Cook of Washington and James Armstrong of Logan, ad- mitted they had often been un- available for comment when called by reporters, because they felt it professionally bet- ter manners to remain "quiet. They said they now feel, be- cause of widespread publicity, they can no longer be silent. A current source of misun-. derstanding, Armstrong said, is the belief teachers object to changes being instituted by Supt. William Koller, "We have" no objection to Armstrong asserted. "We do object to the method of those changes. We object to overlooking our professional committees. And we strongly ob- ject to the implication that those changes are necessary because the job has. been poorly done in the past." Teachers also didn't like the timing of the. presentation .of the controversial salary overpay- ment, report, Cook said. He. cx1- plained teachers understood the current report is "interim" only, and a full report would not be made until Jan.'2. Armstrong added the recent airing of .the report was in direct opposition "to the advice of a district staff member." He did not name that person. The group also announced they have a report from California Teachers Association which proves Keller's guilt in the mis use of the title of "doctor." "These reports definitely show he is guilty not of 'omission' but of 'commission'. in the title Armstrong said. The teacher spokesmen say they are not happy with the cur- rent controversy. "We would like to go back .to the classroom and teach and slop fighting-the su- Armstrong said. we can't quickly in- terjected Neil McCarthy. "If KolJer doesn't go, there will be a mass exodus of teachers in June." And in the second scene, played later this week, parents apparently agree with the teach- ers. The session, held at the home of Mrs. William Charnley, 2767 Washington Blvd., was at- tended by about 30 District, resi- dents, who announced their in- tention of circulating not petitions" requesting Kol- ler's contract not be renewed, when it terminates this month. The "letter-petitions" are to be presented to trustees at to- night's meeting, when the group also will attend in force. Dr. Edward Kay explained the issue" is no longer one of right." He said the question now is "do we retain Koller and lose many good teachers, or do we get some man who can work with the teachers. And our teachers have said .they will work with a new superinten- dent." Six 'separate instances of van- dalism, or.theft affecting vehicles in Titan Metal's parking lot were reported to Newark police today. A tire and hub caps were stolen from two autos. Other auto own- ers reported nails iii tires. Central Labor Council of Ala- meda County, concurred, saying "The only time in Alauieda County we have. had serious trouble on picket .lines is" when municipal authorities used offi- cers on the picket line for the ex- press purpose of helping the company maintain operation of the plant with non-union people. In these instances, it led to noth- ing but trouble. In one instance, it led to a two-day general strike in almost all of Alameda Coun- ty." Police.Chief James Chambers denied his department is taking sides, as union representatives charged. "We have no quarrel with la- Chambers said. "We have no axe to grind as far as either labor or management is con- cerned. I don't even know what the source of the dispute is at the plant. Our sole function is to keep; the peace." Chambers denied his men go daily to the plant in force, as union representatives charge, or that they "escort" non-union workers into the plant. He said the beat officer "stands by to keep the peace." lie added he has never called out a force of men first per- sonally investigating the situa- at the plant, and in only two instances has he judger it nec- essary to call out a full force to assure protection. "In one of these instances, I think those pickets were brought down to the plant for the express purpose of causing the chief concluded. Councilmen unanimously ex- pressed their confidence in the police force. "They're doing a good job in upholding the basic precepts "of protecting life and Councilman Clark Redeker doing their job. This council .wants to be known neither as .'inti-labor nor

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