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Argus (Newspaper) - December 30, 1960, Fremont, California Newark To Elect Three School Men, Vote On Merit Plan, On April 18 SANTA'S HELPERS STILL MORE BUSINESSES SEEK NEWARK A barber and a body shop owner hurried down to City Hall this week to get their names on record in the "new in Newark inJ60 column." Jose p h Aschwanden, who opened Joe's Barber Shop at 7344 Thornton Avenue late Wednes- day afternoon, is far from a stranger here, though. In fact, Aschwanden hunted out his New- ark-Chamber of Commerce membership card and hung it on his walls before he unlocked the door to his first patron. .Aschwanden formerly operat- ed a shop in Newark for several years, and left for Gilroy less than a year ago. Since .then, he's also tried a Niles location, but it only confirmed what he al- ready is his fa vorite city. Not new to Newark, but soon doing business in a new am larger location.is E. W. Collins of Collins Body and Paint Shop Collins is now constructing a 2640 square-foot building on a lot on Ash Street at the rear o Newark Fire h expects to expand ;his auto bod repair operations. The new .build ing will triple the size of hi present quarters. The shop will include a ne'v paint booth, which is a first fo this area, Collins says. The quarters will be ready for occu pancy by late January. Newark Library Mayhews Landing Road i Newark DELIVERED'TO EVERY HOME IN NEWARK Vol. I, No.' 36 Published at Newark, California 15 Friday, December 30, 1960 Newark's voters will elect hree-Newark Elementary District trustees and will >allot on a merit. system plan >n April 18. .Trustees .Tuesday decided to place the merit issue ballot at the trustee elec- idn, and to make the merit plan heir campaign issue. Roy Jensen, Eugene Savaria and Harry Lewis all seek re-el- ection this year and all promise an active campaign, to defeat ;he merit plan, which is strongly opposed, oh the basis of cost, by all Newark trustees. It is estimated cost of the plan probably will reach an- nually. Dist. Supt. Jack Mac- regor says hot 'more than a dozen classified employes (the plan applies only to secretaries and other ing personnel) will be hired in Newark in 1961. Trustees concede the 'plan un- doubtedly works well in: much larger districts, but they feel it an unnecessary expense in New ark. They discussed the feasibility of postponing or advancing the election, so the issue might avoic becoming a "political football." But after discussion, they de cided they'd welcome the oppor tunity to .campaign-on- a plat form of "anti-merit plan." "I .want to s'ee" this thing de feated, and I want to'see it pos lively Lewis declared "And I think now probably .th best way to defeat it is to tie i right.in.to the trustees' election and go to work on it. This plan can cost the school distric lousahds of dollars'a'year, and want to see' it. beaten." (Savaria, Lewis all igned filing forms announcing jeir candidacy Tuesday. Forms re available at the Hayward ffice of the County Supei'ihten- lent of Schools for other irite'r- sted candidates. Filing deadline s March Trustees announced their posi- ive recommendation for a New- rk unified school district. They leclined'to j.ecommehd the num- jer of unified districts to be ormed within Washington Town- hip, saying they ought no.t to make this decision for other districts. They did-agree he Township 'shoul4.be split" into 'three or more" districts. Boundaries suggested for the Newark unified district run from Nimitz Freeway west to Ala- meda County line in San Fran- cisco Bay, and from Alameda reek south to Stevenson Boule- vard. Trustees agreed, they find no merit in forcing school'district boundaries 'within the confines of rhunicip'ar boundaries. "Natiir al City Hall Acts To Close Newark Dump Dump closed Jan. the signs read at Newark City Dump at the foot of Perin. Av- enue, but yesterday city officials initiated-action to. make that closing iriore permanent. The dump, operated by Indus- trial Disposal Co., of Oakland, fails to; meet several 'of the use permit restrictions imposed by. Newark Planning Commission, when the permit was issued, ac- cording to Acting City Manager William Stanton. rStanton says restrictions gov- erning fire prevention meas'ures and cover and -fill operations have not been adhered to. Fur- thermore, there has been no ap- plication for renewal of a. dump )ermit, required by Alameda County Health Department, he inds. That permit expires Dec. 3l. Neither have dump operators applied for renewal of their city msiness; license, which also ex- pires on Dec. 31, as do all other Newark licenses. Newark Planning .Commission- geographic-boundaries should'be the determining they as- serted. Neither' would trustees indicate Newark's'' approval biv'disap proval of 'plan i'o: employing professional consult ants.-They adopted a "let's wa'i and see if they're needed" policy for the present. All concurred m the opinion a professional consulting team to "advise" could assist in the study. ers are expected to discuss revo- cation of the Dump's use permit, possibly at a meeting .on Jan. 10. IN THE ARGUS THIS WEEK Club Activities Page 2 Editorial............... Page 6 Fun and Games _ Page 3 General News Page 4, 5 Listening In............ Page 2 Women's News Page 2 GouriU, 9k 196O Newark's public agencies and organizations, totting up a 1960 balance-sheet this.week, found the dying year has weighted the scales heavily in favo.v of New- ark. Here, in summary, are the good things which -came to New- ark, through its agencies, in 1960: Alameda County Water District More consumers, 2260 of them, brought more miles of water mains, 37.5 miles more 233 feet) into the District system. More consumers brought more dollars, more, for water sales, and all that added busi- ness brought 26 more employes onto the District payroll. District residents must have taken a lot more baths in 1960, too, to account for the 000 gallons of water used last an average daily consumption of gallons. Washington Union High School More buildings, more building sites, more pupils and initiation of several new programs all were chalked off during 1960 for Washington Union -High School District, says District tendent William Koller. The District gained approxi- mately 1000 more pupils. One new school, Newark High School was approved and an expanded plant was approved for Irving .on, although the school is not yet occupied. The purchase of two more high school sites was approved. A renovation program at Washing- Ion High School, to bring the plant to approved fire and panic protection standards, .was fin- shed at an approximate, cost of In the studies fields, the year saw initiation of an expanded li- brary program which will ulti- mately end in a District library of volumes. An allocation of from this year's bud- get was earmarked for library books. A language laboratory was set up at Logan High School, first for the District, this year. Mini- mum requirements for Spanish, French and Latin achievement were established by language teachers, as one step toward en- couraging students with linguis- tic ability to delve more deeply (at least three'years, is what teachers recommend) .into for- eign .languages. An experimental program in mathematics, tailored to the needs of pre-college students was established at Washington this year. .Elementary school curriculum directors and high school curric ulum personnel began meeting and studying together, to assure ower and higher" level programs vill dovetail. Washington Township Hospital Income exceeded outgo at Washington Township Hospital for two months in 1960, "and hat's a significant achieve- says Hospital Adminis- .rator William Waddill. The hospital took a number of other financial steps forward, too. The business office was completely reorganized to effect more efficient handling in insur- ance accounts, according to Waddill. As a result of that reorganiza- tion, Kenneth Abernethy, now business manager, becomes as- sistant administrator on Sunday. The new title places Abernethy in charge of all financial trans- actions, Waddill explains. The position of business manager will be eliminated, when Abernethy steps up. The hospital's accounts pay- able took a 110 percent drop in 1960, plunging back from to its current To take care of a 25 percenl step-up in yitients, the hospital added two rooms in the labora- tory, and is beginning to enlarge the x-ray department. An "in tensive care" room (that's the step between the recovery room and the patient's own bed in hii own room) was opened for pa- ients requiring special equip- ment or 24-hour nursing care. A fourth surgical room, was opened and another doctor, an anesthesiologist, was added to he staff. City of Newark An approved bond issue (even ;hough two of them got away) was. Newark's most significant achievement in 1960, thinks Act- ing City Manager William Stan- ton. Many of Newark's most note- worthy achievements were just employes, more equipment and more services added to better take care oi Newark's residents. In Newark's Fire Department, another fireman was added and the bond funds were used to pur chase the site for the city's sec- ond fire station. Plans for thai station are now progressing from schematic to preliminary draw- ings. Newark Police Department added a clerk (female) and an other officer, added an office to the Department, added a vehicle to the police fleet, and addec new direct radio transmission from the station headquarters to police vehicles. Newark Planning Departmeri added a full-time secretary ant an uncounted number of subdi- ision maps to the Department's annals. Public Works Department as- sumed a new .function when it ook over public works inspec- ion duties from Alameda Coun- y. The department also added a public works inspector, another. building inspector and inherited a full-time secretary. More street equipment and an- other emplo'ye also were ac- quired by Public Works in 1960. Two major projects, a grade crossing at Cedar Boulevard and the widening of lower Thornton Avenue, were completed. The City Clerk's Department added an employe and bought an accounting machine. The Recreation Department acquired a new playground, and added the part-time personnel, needed to man it, and employed a secretary. Newark Chamber of Commerce Commercial and industrial ac- tivity sped into Newark at such a pace in '60, Newark Chamber of Commerce hasn't really had time to sit back and count up blessings, says retiring president Joseph M. Souza, Jr. Five new industries (Peterbilt, National Homes, Bemis Bag, Pa- per Manufacturers Co., and Am- (Continued an page 6)
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