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   Argus (Newspaper) - February 3, 1961, Fremont, California                                Newark Library 5085 Mayhews Landing Road Newark DULIVBRBD TO EVERY HOME IN NEWARK Vol. 1, No.. 41 Published at Newark, California FATHER, FSVE-YEAR-OLD SON, PLAY HEROES'ROLES IN POOL RESCUE A Newark father and'son, Doran Beaudoin and his son Timothy, 5, shared honors in a heroic rescue Wednesday, which snatched p ;.pair of adventuresome playmates from a watery death in a neighbor's.swimming pool. Quick thinking and prompt action, on the part of Timothy and his father, saved the lives of1 Richard Mayers, 4, and his play- mate, Russell Dent, 5. The fam- ilies all live on St. Christopher Street in Thornton Park, where Friday, February 3, 1961 neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Paul King have a backyard pool. Just before three o'clock Wed- nesday, Beaudoin began to search for his son; Timothy. As he passed 37069 St. Christopher, he heard screaming, and saw Timothy on the porch pointing toward the King home. Beaudoin scaled a high board fence to find Mrs. Dent standing at the edge of the pool, holding Russell by the hair and pointing into the roily waters, crying, "There's another one down there." Beaudoin peered into the pool and at first thought the hysteri- cal mother was mistaken: How- ever she insisted, and a second look disclosed Richard spread- eagled, face down, on the floor of the pool. v Beaudoin dove into the eight- foot-deep pool and brought Rich- ard to the surface. At the pool's edge he was joined by Thomas Sales, 5888 Biddle Street. The pair gave Richard artifi- cial respiration until Newark Fire Department's resuscitator arrived and oxygen was admin- istered. After 20 minutes of re- suscitation, Richard was re- vived. Both he and Russell were hospitalized. Airs. Dent told investigating police officers she had scolded the boys for playing in water in the back yard. When Timothy rang her bell a little later, she didn't take seriously his report the boys were "swimming" in the King pool. "Yes, but they Timothy insisted calmly. "One of them's swimming on the top and the other's swimming on the bot- tom." The panic stricken mother dashed to the pool to find her son floating on the surface. She grasped him by the hair and drew him out of the water. Local Woman Files For WUHSD Trustee Post It's an accomplished fact, now Newark candidate is offici- ally in the race for a Washing- ton Union High School District trustee-ship. Mrs. Lillian McDermott, for- mer Planning Commissioner, who had announced earlier she would be a candidate, has for- mally filed for the race. Other candidates for the three seats include Dr. Gordon :Dickerson, incumbent and present board chairman, and Dr. Holger Ras- mussen, a Centerville elemen- tary district trustee'. Only the three incumbents have filed thus far for seats on Newark Elementary Dis- trict's board. The candidates are Eugene Savaria, Roy Jensen and Louis Caldeira. Filing deadline in the currenl trustees' races is March'17. Can- didates must file at Room 151 Alameda .County Building, on Winton Avenue in Hayward. Of- fice hours there are from a.m.; to 5 p.m. Petitions are not required ol candidates for school positions. DIMES DRIVE HERE NETS Newark's March of Moms on Tuesday netted or more than last year's receipts, Mrs. E. W. Schreimann, drive chairman, reported today. The Tuesday dimes drive "went off like clockwork, and without a single Mrs. Schrei- mann reports. She praised the "wonderfu cooperation" given by Newark .police officers, 115 volunteer marchers, 19 area-captains ant three unit chairmen, and she voiced an especial word of ap preciation to all the workers. POSITIVE APPROACH URGED FOR UNIFICATION STUDY Stuart Nixon, chairman of the School Unification Study Com- mittee currently at work in Washington Township, charged his group this week With the re- sponsibility of being a "do some- thing" committee. Nixon called for open-minded- ness in the study, but warned the committee members they must not look on their work as a "study maintaining the status quo." He asked them to remem- ber "we can't remain as we are." The local committee met with the Augmented County Commit- tee, charged with the study of unification of Washington Union High School District. The Aug- mented Committee gave its un- qualified blessing to the work o: the local group. Ralph Van Nortwick, chair man of the County committee said the local committee's agen da for study is the "most com plete format I've seen yet for a study of this kind." Nixon named the following sub-committee c h a i rm e n a Wednesday's meeting: Dr. C. Richard Purdy, rnstrue tion; Maurice Marks, specia services; pupil factors, Mrs Howard Buschke of Newark business administration, Gordon Dubuque; and district organize tion, staffing and financing, Jos eph M. Souza, Jr., of Newark (A personnel committee chair man will be announced later 'to give these people what they want." City Engineer Shelley Jones, in a preliminary report to the council, recommended "when- ever sidewalks should go in, we should not permit them to go in without curb and gutter and necessary tie-in." The engineer estimated com- plete costs of ail improvements in the Thornton Avenue section will total He said, how- ever, storm drainage needed will benefit a much larger area than the 48-lot sector fronting on Thornton Avenue. Also Thornton Avenue' paving must be heavier than normally required because it accommodates through traffic. Jones therefore vecommended the Thornton Avenue home own- ers share of costs be pegged at or an assessment of ap proximately for each of the 48 parcels fronting on Thornton. Drainage for an additional 50 acres, or approximately 200 par- cels of land, was estimated, to cost Jones suggested the city should assume responsibility for paving, at an estimated cost of The engineer recommended formation of an assessment dis- trict, with costs payable over a period of years. He said the av- (Continued on page 6) SILENT WORLD FAILS TO SLOW NEWARK'S SPEEDY TRACK CHAMP Undefeated in the past two years of high school track competi- of seven ribbons and seven medals for his speedy feats in the 100, 220 and 440-yard that all up and it spells Ronald Wood. Ronald's coaches add it up and get a dif- ferent' answer, though. They think it spells' world champion in he "Deaf Olympics" at Hel- inki, Finland this summer. Ronald, who has been deaf ince birth, is the son of Mr. nd Mrs. V. R. Wood, G307 Cen- ral Avenue, Newark. He's quali- ied for participation in three print events for this summer's lelsinki games, and will be a member of the U. S. Relay team .s. well. A fund drive is .currently under vay in 'Newark to collect the 1350 necessary to send Ronald o Helsinki. His cause has been hampioned by the Newark v Chamber of Commerce, Newark- Kiwanis Club, and Klatawa Jouricil of Degree of Pocahon- as. Other organizations are add- ng their offers of help daily and 'Project Send.Ron" is gaining momentum rapidly. The must be subscribed and in the ;ames committee's hands by April 1. is 18, will be one jf more than 1000 deaf con- estants representing 36 nations of the world at Helsinki. In ad- dition to track and field events, here will be basketball, base- )all and water sports competi- ion. Ronald already has equalled :he national record for the deaf in the 100-yard dash. He's been clocked in 9.8. The world record for the sprint is 9.5 which Ron- ald undoubtedly could equal, his coaches feel, if he could heard the starter's Ronald, who competes against hearing youths, must wait for the fellow beside him to get away, for his signal to start, and hence loses several tenths of a second at the beginning of every race. Ronald's coaches say they haven't a shred of a .doubt he will win at least one gold medal in Helsinki this summer. They speak'of him at the Berkeley School for the Deaf as the "best athlete this school has ever had" Berkeley actually has two. Olympic candidates this summer, for George Lowe, a high jumper contestant, also is a classmate of Ronald's. Although Ronald cannot hear, and therefore cannot speak, he is a handsome, happy youth A WORLD CHAMPION? WEST NEWARK HOME OWNERS WANT DO-IT-YOURSELF SIDEWALKS ONLY Residents of western Thornton who petitioned Newarl City Council for a survey for sidewalk grades, want sidewalks and sidewalks only, they indicated at last night's council' wort session. Despite Mayor Leonard Lucio's warning they are settling for a "quarter of a residents indicated their interest is in a "do-it-yourself" sidewalk proj-11 ect. Councilmen authorized hiring a survey crew to do the engi- neering to determine the side- walk grade. Councilmen John Santos and Richard T i It o n agreed "any improvement at all will be an improvement in that as they called for action Petitions Protest Parallel Parking Some local folks approximately 500 there of who'd rather not parallel park on Newark's streets. They've filed a petition asking for a re- peal of the regulation, which has been on the city's law books for some time, but which only re cently has been enforced. The petition, presented by An thony Roderick, will be consid ered by Newark City Council a next Thursday's regular meet ing. City Manager John Nail says the city staff is currently check ing for duplications and for authenticity of signatures. Thi two is signed by merchants and by local shoppers. Meanwhile, Nail says no ci tations have been issued by New ark police officers, 'although some violators have been warned. He added there ar< "surprisingly few" violations Campaign Fund Short There is now banked in the Ron Wood Deaf Olympi Fund. Locally, the account open ed by Iflatawa Council at Centra Valley Bank has climbed to An account at the Berkele School for the Deaf for Ronal totals The goal is still awayv and there are less tha eight weeks left in which to mee it. Contributions may be rnailc to either account. with better than average grades, and his friends often don't even remember he's handicapped. Friends in his neighborhood re- cently invited him to join their car.club. He enjoys dancing, and he's completely absorbed in his hob- by of photography. "He spends all the money he can get his hands on for photographic-sup- plies, and all I can spare, his father remarks, as he points with pride to the evidences of Ron's photographic skill in the albums of pictures in the Wood home. Ronald also enjoys football and baseball. He used to do some broad-jumping, but being Olympic material has some pen- alties, too. He can't participate in these things now, for fear of injury. Ronald, who's well ahead of his class in mathematics, hopes to be a cabinet-maker. An al- lergy to sawdust, which makes him sneeze, deterred him. for a time, so he considered a switch to mechanics. However he's de- cided to return.to his first choice in occupations and sneeze away.   

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