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   Argus (Newspaper) - January 13, 1961, Fremont, California                                "Tl Newark Library 5985 Mayhews Landing Road Newark DBLIVERBD TO EVERY HOME IN NEWARK Vol. I, No. 38 Published at Newark; California Friday, January 1961 Taxpayers Want More Services, Less Payroll In Newark, Council Told Newark residents want more services performed by city em- ployes, but they don't want .more employes hired to perform the added services, city councilmen were told last night. Carl Hersey asked that speeders be controlled on Mayhews Landing Road, and that police offices asume responsibility for fY rtf-rw fiinm 41m Fund Is Growing For Ronald Wood ON TO YOU HELP -Dollar after dollar is rolling into Klatawa Council's fund for transportation of speedy Ronald of Mr.-and Mrs. V. staffed. R.-Wood, 6307 Central Avenue, to Olympics competition for the deaf in Helsinki next summer. Those dollars still need lots of company, though, before Ron- ald's plane ticket is assured. The Newark youth, shown at the left with his father and mother and Lucille Kuch, Klata- wa's fund par- ticipate in track events at the summer Olympics, if cost of his transportation is subscribed. Mrs. Kuch heads the group which hopes to see Newark dol- ars roll in to buy that ticket. Klatawa council members, as well as Mrs. Kuch, can best ad- vise Newark residents how they can help with the Ronald Wood fund. glass from the city's streets following traffic acci- dents. .Buford Barks protested the employment of a junior engineer Barks said-it is general opinion in Newark the Public Works De- in the Public Works Department, partment already is adequately "We're not getting our dollar value received from the Public Works Department Barks asserted. He said he thought the city al- ready had far too many em- ployes, for he could remember when "one County building in- spector all building- inspections, electrical and other- Chamber Wants A Regional Park Mow, Or Wants Its Park Money Back Newark Chamber of Commerce wants a regional park in Southern Alameda County, or wants its park tax money back to use for'purchase of a park to this area. Members Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution, intro- duced in a meeting of representatives of the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City, and of the three Chambers of Com- which calls for immedi- ate action to acquire the Brinker estate in the Livermore Valley for a regional park. The resolution urges Regional Park District directors to use "whatever means necessary" to effect the acquisiticji. Chamber president George Carlson says the phraseology means local res- idents want condemnation 'pro- ceedings instituted in order to get the 3000-acre ranch, located near Calaveras dam. The property is particularly desirable for park purpos.es, be- cause San Francisco Water De- partment, which owns surround- ing land, has expressed a will- ingness to lease it for park purposes, Carlson explained. Southern Alameda County res- idents are growing impatient, .the Chamber president said, be- cause they have been paying a five-cent tax for regional parks and there are still none. Action to purchase the Brinker property was instituted more than 18 months ago, but it has not been pressed, Carlson said Former Chamber presidenl George Silliman urged steps 'be taken to withdraw from the Re gidnal Park District, if directors do not act to acquire the Brink er property, which is reportet also sought by ranchers of the area. "Let's look into the legal pro cedures for withdrawal from the District, and how to use the money we've paid (estimated a approximately for a park in the Washington Town ship he declared. In other action, Chambe members discussed the trans- portation and commercial prob ems of Newark as possible irojects for Chamber of Com- nerce diagnosis and treatment n 1961. "Newark fails miserably in re- ail Carlson said.. Silliman suggested the Cham- er of Commerce office establish a file of available locations for irospective -merchants, and thai a committee be named to.help such prospective new. business- men find the business sites they new in Newark. Carlson asked members to consider other problems on which the Chamber of Com merce may work in the year ahead. Newark' is a city without a dump again today.' Planning Commissioners Tues- day revoked the use permit of Newark City Dump, on the rec ommehdation' of Julio Juarez chief of .Bureau of Sanitation Alameda County.-- Juarez said in only seven o. 29 recent inspections had the Duihp complied with conditions for operation as delineated by city ordinance and County health j regulations. Major violations; were: Failure to comply with: cover-and-fill rules; failure to keep an operator on duty during hours advertised for service; and failure to meet fire protec- tion regulations. "It's a very poor Juarez concluded. He said Ala- meda County will refuse a per- mit to the present dump opera- tor for 1961, if it is requested. (Juarez estimates it will cost 'a "minimum of to put the dump into proper condition for A Puppy For JefMhat's WUHSD Seeks Million For Schools Needs .-Trustees, teachers, adminis- trators and students are wind- ing up an all-out campaign this weekend for voter approval of a bond issue :and loan authorization at an "election next Tuesday. Polls will be open frdm 7 a.m., to 7 p.m., throughout the District. Trustees need both bond issue and loan authoriza- tion if school build- ings are to keep pace with stu- dent needs in WUHSD, they ex- Approval of with- out approval of the allied meas- ure, will halt the current building program. Authorization is needed now. to qualify the District for state loans, says board president Dr. Gordon Dickerson. Not all of the money will be used immediately, but financing must be available for a new -high school three years in advance of the opening bell, the board chairman points out. wise, from Hayward south" and when another County inspector handled all road inspections. Courieilman Clark Redeker ob- jected to Barks' statements, jointing to the upsurge in build- ng in Newark since incorpora- lon, which he said has greatly ncreased the work of Public Works employes. He pointed out- the city has been .required to assume inspection duties, be- cause Alameda County has said these duties can no longer be handled by the County, "I believe Mr. Barks is.speak- ing from ignorance and not from malice Redeker said. "This may be partly be- cause we haven't done :a ,gpod public relations job in; the city, in keeping our- .citizens in-. Dearest Wish of A little handicapped boy who wants a puppy will give Newark nation-wide publicity next Tues- day, although he still doesn't have his puppy. Because her little son Jeff, 7, who was born with a birth de- fect, wanted a puppy, Mrs. Jack Dennis "wished" for a puppy when she sent for tickets for the "Queen for a Day" show at the Fox Theatre in San Francisco recently. Mrs. Dennis says she mailed her request, mostly "-just for a and without any real expectation of getting a ticket. When it arrived, she was de- lighted, and she made immedi- ate plans to attend. When Mrs. Dennis was asked Newark Wife to write a "wish" on her ticket stub, she "wished" for a. puppy for Jeff, who is now confined to a wheel chair as he recovers from the latest of a series of 12 operations. The- Newark housewife was chosen for an interview on the television "show, to be broadcast here at 3 p.m., next Tuesday. While she wasn't top winner, she was one of the top four, and she came home with several new house appliances. The Dennis family, which in- cludes five, sons-ranging in age from 12 to 2, has lived at 36648 Magnolia Street, for the past year. They formerly lived in Hayward. Consultants say Newark will need seven high schools, to house students, by 1967. How- ever the schools won't be built, until the need exists, so funds won't be borrowed, nor bonds won't be sold, until the money is needed for the next building project. A two-thirds majority of those voting is required for both meas- ures next Tuesday. Six District organizations, in- cluding Newark's Musick P-TA, have endorsed the bond and loan program, according to Clyde Voorhees, co-chairman of a citi- zens' committee working for ap- proval of the measures. Voorhees says state authori- ties say the two measures will not increase bond redemption taxes. formed." .Barks said he thought monthly (Continued an page 6) WEDNESDAY RITES FOR BULLET'S VICTIM Funeral services were held Wednesday, from.Chapel of the Palms, Fremont, for Billie D. Logan, 16, Washington High School student killed in a hunt- ing accident last Sunday after- noon. Billie was the son of Mrs. Lee Lauritzen of Torrance and of Ben Logan, 36807 Olive. Street, Newark. In. addition to his par- ents, he is survived by a broth- er, Edward Logan, and by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Carleton and Mr. and Mrs. George Logan, of Ar- kansas. .The youth died almost im- mediately after being struck in the back by a bullet from a .22 rifle, he had asked to examine. Investigating Fremont police of ficers said the gun had an ina- dequate safety device. Billie and a friend, Ronald Boliba, 17, were hiking over the hills behind California Pottery in Niles, when they met Raymond A. DeHerrera, 17, Patricia Ga- bree, 14, and Peter Saxon, 16, all of Niies. The trio had been hunting squirrels and hawks. Billie asked to see his friends' gun and Raymond handed it to him, after first checking to make sure the safety was locked. The weapon discharged as it was handed over. Billie fell, mor- tally wounded. He was dead on arrival at Washington Township Hospital. Yes For High School Bonds Jan. 17   

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