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   Post, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1960, San Mateo, California                                San MaJeo Post Peninsula Shopping Guide Volume 14, Number 16 5e A COPY DELIVERED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING Wednesday, April 20, 1960 House Probe of Jet Noise Opening at Airport Today HAWAIIAN THEME for the St. Roberts Women's Guild lunch- eon April 27, is depicted by leis around the necks of (from top) Mrs. Anthony Bonunarito, Mrs. Dan Cerri, and Mrs. Frank Lawler. The fete will be at the school auditorium, starting at and will feature island dances by Mrs. Henry Moss. Reservations may be had from Mrs. George Boyle or Mrs. Lawler. (Times photo) 'Water Famine Halts Building PACIFICA A moratorium on all building con- struction was in effect issued by the North Coast Coun- ty Water District Monday night when the trustees agreed not to allow any more water connections for at leasl a week, at which time a joint survey of the district will be completed by the state and county health depart- ments. The action was taken at an emergency meeting called to dis- cuss last week's defeat of a bond issue. What action the district will have to take in of the crit- ical water shortage throughout Pacifica was postponed until next Monday, although trustees agreed the doubling of minimum water! rales may he necessary to make water department improvements. If a bond issue is to be resubmitted to voters, officials agreed, it will have to be in ex-1 cess of last week's amount to meet increased construction costs. The decision to halt all new wa- ter connections was taken after Superintendent Warren McClure reported that yesterday afternoon one 641 Carmel avenue in the Sharp Park area was already without water. Never be- fore, he reported, has such a crit- ical shortage existed so early in the year, although several years ago the district had to prohibit the watering of gardens in many areas. Board members agreed be- cause of the lack of water and the critical fire protection prob- lem that insurance rates would drastically increase if the Board of Fire Underwriters were to make a new survey at this time. Until some alternative solution is found, officials decided it may be necessary to double the mini- mum water rates and increase the present fee of 35 cents for each 100 cubic feet of water used over the minimum rate to 50 cents. Revenue from such an in- crease might allow piecemeal im- provements. Will Attempt to Find Solution Congressman J. Arthur Younger and three col- leagues of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce committee arrived at San Francisco International airport at noon yesterday in preparation for today's full scale congressional hearing on Jet noise problems. It will be held at Hilton Inn, starting at 9 a.m. On the plane with Younger were members of the subcommit- tee on transportation and aero- nautics headed by Rep. Morgan D. Moulder Lawrence W. Brock (D-Neb.) and Steven B. Derounian, (R-N. The house group made an in- spection of the new United Air Lines jet overhaul shops at the airport as part of a study into the safety in maintenance of jet planes. Later yesterday afternoon the congressmen visited areas affected by the jet noise prob- lems and toured the airport to acquaint all members of the com- mittee the details of the noise problem. Younger visited homes in Bayside Manor and Millbrae to talk with residents on the problem. Outgoing Mayor Webb Witmer. Millbrae, be the first to speak at the hearing, followed by Joseph Bridgewater, president of the Bayside Manor Improvement club, who in turn will introduce two Bayside Manor residents, Horse and Flv Decision Up To Manager The horse and fly problem on the Borel estate was referrec Monday night by the city counci to City Manager Arthur B. Sulli van and owners of the estate for a solution. Thomas Spuraway A. Scadden Jr., 13C drive, informed the council that residents of the Gunther Sent ToAtascadero REDWOOD CITY Criminal charges against Kenneth H. Gun- ther, alias "Rev. John Hiram were suspended in supe- rior court Monday when Pre- siding Judge Louis B. Dematteis found him mentally incapable of assisting in his own defense. Gunther, who was charged with rape, assault and auto theft. ordered committed to Atasca- dero state hospital. If and when re regains his sanity, he will be returned here to face the crimi- nal charges. The finding of his mental in- capability was based on reports of two psychiatrists who exam- ined Gunther upon his here after his arrest in Arizona. It is alleged that Gunther, posing as a minister, lured a San Francisco woman to a re- mote area near Woodside, beat her so badly that she suffered i critical skull fracture, raped her dumped her out of the car and stole the auto. In his court appearances. Gun ther has manifested an uncom prehending state of mind. The rsychiatrists found that his con fusion was genuine. VERNA M. SYERS Recorder At Hospital To Conclave Verna M. Syers, chief medical record librarian of Peninsula hos- pital in Burlingame, leaves this week for Scotland, where she will attend the Third International Congress on Medical Records in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 25 to 30. Mrs. Syers, who resides at 522 Chestnut street, San Carlos has been head of the medical records department at Peninsula hospital from its inception in 1954, and has been responsible for the in- troduction of modern methods of recording medical data developed in this country. The American Association of Medical Record Librarians has chartered a plane for the trip, and 83 members, including the association's president, Elizabeth 3rice, RRL, chief medical record ibrarian, Presbyterian-St. Luke's lospital, Chicago, and its execu- ive director, Doris Gleason, URL, will take off from New York City on April 23. The proposal for the inter- change of ideas and information on medical records on an inter- national scale came from the Jnited Kingdom. An invitation was extended by the Association of Medical Record Officers of the United Kingdom to their counter- part associations in the United States, Canada and Australia. Countries represented on the program include England, France, Germany, the Federation of Malaya, Nigeria, Australia, Sweden and the United States. Richard Carpenter and Mrs. John Kane. The Millbrae presentation will be featured by the testimony of Antone C. Pietresante, sound en- gineer with Bolt, Beranek and -Jewman, Cambridge, Mass, and Angeles, reputed to be the argest sound engineering firm in .he nation. Leo Ryan, vice mayor of South San Francisco will give the case o1' his community, assisted by Charles II. Davis, superintendent, South San Francisco Unified school district. Herbert F. Beckner, new may- or of San Bruno, will make the presentation on behalf of his city. Beckner is slated to step into the mayoralty tonight replacing Clay Fisher. City Manager Charles Schwalm will represent the city of Burlin- game. He plans to introduce two residents of Burlingame village and the Mills Estate area, most affected by the noise problem in he city. Thomas J. Callan, chairman ol the board of supervisors, has named Supervisor T. Louis Chess of San Mateo, who serves as a member of the joint San Mateo county-San Francisco Mutua: Problems committee, to repre sent the county at the hearing. Principals and superintendents of schools in Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco have been invited to testify. The afternoon session will have as speakers, Don Fazackerly member of the San Francisco Public Utilities commission anc chairman of the Airport Sound Abatement committee, represent ing all airlines flying jet plane out of the airport. Representing the airport am the city of San Francisco will b> Belford Brown, manager of the airport. David Thomas, a high rankini official of the Federal Aviatio agency, Washington, D. C., wi! represent General E. R. Quesada chief of the FAA at the hearing Carl Hand, Oakland, regional en gineer for FAA will also be pres street were in complete agree nient with a report made las week by the county health department, pointing out defici encies in the stabling of horses on the Borel property. The health department repor was spurred by a petition in which Spuraway drive residents complained that flies from the adjacent Borel stables made out door use of their property virtu ally impossible. Mayor Clyde West said he was contacted Monday by one o the Borel owners, Aylett B. Cot ton, who expressed a desire I meet with Sullivan and resident, of Spuraway drive in an effor to reach a solution to the jlem. Scadden said this was agree ole, and the matter was referrec Sullivan. A scheduled abatement hearing n the Anthony J. Costa property, 1C Indian avenue, was dropped the agenda after Building )fficial Mervyn Bader reported nat a demolition permit had been WEATHER Low clouds this morning. Fair this afternoon, but low clcuds again tonight. Possible local drizzle early today. High tem- perature today, 60-66 degrees. Light winds this morning, but increasing to IS to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. Ray Wey mouth New R.C. Mayor REDWOOD CITY Veteran councilman Ray Weymouth Monday night was unanimously named mayor succeeding William Royer. Weymouth, appointed to the city council in 1957 to fill out the un- expired term of then councilman Carl (Ike) Britschgi and then re- elected in 1958, was the only councilman nominated for the top post. In the preceding canvass of Park Plaza Plan Okehed At San Carlos SAN CARLOS An acceptable plan for the long talked of park plaza in the west side of the 600 block of Laurel street was finally approved by the planning com- mission Monday night. The compromise proposal will not require any buildings to be removed or shortened, the plan- ning commission was told, and will provide parking space for about 125 autos. The commission, along with MADEMOISELLE PRESENTS is the title of a fashion show, luncheon, and millinery show being staged April 29 at the Red- wood City Woman's club. Above, Mrs. Louis Depaoli Jr., and Mrs. Howard Bradley finish up decorations. They work with co-chairmen Mrs. William Royer and Mrs. Clyde Lowe. Planning Consultant Larry Wise made it clear that they favored another alternate plan which would have required the removal In the ballots, there was no change in the positions of the council winners or in the shattering de- feat of the city's six-year auditorium and sales tax. Winners and their totals, with absentee ballot scores in paren- thesis: Floyd Granger, 5526 Ronsia Fields, 4550 Sidney Harkner, 4476 and Harold C. Stehle, 4444 Final totals on the bond meas- jes: Five Points interchange, 5994 yes, 4297 no; Jefferson avenue, 4666 yes, 5463 no; Alameda de las Pulgas, 4077 yes to 5888 no; Middlefield road, 4374 yes to 5641 o; bridge and culverts, 4401 yes :o 5520 no; corporation yard, 507 yes to 6392 no; city hall ex- pansion, 3433 yes to 6533 no; park and recreation, 4922 yes, 5210 no; auditorium, 3032 yes to 6779 no; sales tax, 4078 yes to 5008 Census Takers ing Twice aken out for the building. Standard Oil company was iwarded a contract to furnish the gasoline supply for official city ;ehicles. The firm submitted a ow bid of 19.05 cents a gallon or regular, and 22.55 cents a gallon for premium gas. School Trustee To Be Nominated The completion of a Citizens' Nominating Committee to suggesl names from which an appointment may be made to fill a vacancy on the San Bruno Park School Dis- trict Board of Trustees was re- ported today by County Schoo' Superintendent James R. Tormey The committee will include Mrs Gene Devan, 2311 Rollingwood Drive, San Bruno, who will acl as committee chairman; Jorgen Johansen, 199 Acacia avenue, San Bruno; Leonard O. Redding, 94( Fourth avenue, San Bruno, anc two members of the school board Arthur Orton and Mrs. Mar garet G. Whetsel. The vacancy for which the com mittee will make recommenda tions to the county superintenden was created by the recent resig nation of Dr. Urban Whitaker The new trustee will be appoint ed to serve until June 30, 1961. In San Mateo county, the cen- us taker, like the postman, will ing twice. What's happening, according to ensus authorities, is that the egular monthly sample survey, :alled the Current Population iurvey, is occurring right on the leels of the mammoth, door-to- door dicennial census. This week, under direction of Mrs. Virginia E. Morrall, 2022 Santa Cruz avenue, Menlo Park, iurrent Population Survey cen- sus takers who operate in this and 329 other sections of the country will visit homes to gather current information on employ- ment conditions. The figures are considered seri- ously needed by many business, abor and government groups who are constantly studying the national employment situation. They will be published within a few weeks. Meanwhile, the 1960 census of population and housing is enter- ing a final mop-up phase, with a picked group of interviewers com- pleting the ten-year inventory. They will do their work this week. These interviewers are primar- ily concerned with accounting for the "blue" household question- naires which are left at every fourth household during the first stage of the census which started on April 1. A small number ol persons have failed to mail this report form to the census bu- reau's district office. Also, some of the report forms which have been received have not been com- pletely filled out. The "clean up" interviewers will make personal visits to the households from which report forms have not been received and obtain the answers to the census questions. They will also seek, by telephone and personal visits, the answers to questions left blank or incorrectly an- swered in the report forms al- ready sent to the census office. It will be several months be- fore results are known. Thieves Hit Carlos Firms SAN CARLOS Burglaries in which more than in money and equipment was stolen from three San Carlos business firms were reported to San Carlos po- lice Monday afternoon. In one, energetic thieves hauled away two heavy outboard motors valued at and from Boat- orama sales company 251 El Ca- mino Real. Police said the thieves apparently parked their auto on Old County road, crossed the rail- road tracks, crossed the creek there with a plank, entered the yard by ripping off a padlock, and entered the warehouse by re- moving a 18 by 36 inch plate glass window. To leave with their loot, they ripped a lock off a sliding door. of the rear of several stores, and which would have resulted in a more rectangular shaped lot. This, Wise had pointed out in past meetings, would make i easier to add a deck when more parking was required. Last night, however, planners agreed that the favored plan was not possible because of the high cost of condemning the buildings. They settled unanimously for the proposal recommended by the Chamber of Commerce parking committee and merchants in the block. The compromise plan now goes io the city council for final ap- proval. In other action last night, six inches meant defeat for Benny Franklin's request to resubdivide nis property at 867 Knoll drive. The property in question has 99Vz feet fronting on Knoll. The mini- mum size lot frontage is 50 feet. Franklin asked a variance in frontage requirements under the resolution. If he had had 100 feet, there would have been no prob- lem. But faced with a protest pe- tion signed by 71 residents of the block, planners unanimously de- nied the application. The planners last night ap- proved two apartment projects in the San Carlos estates. One four- unit apartment is planned by James McNut at the corner of Tremanto and Caprino drives, ac- cording to Building Inspector Donald Lowe, and another is In other action Monday night, the council held off approval of plans and specifications and the call for bids for a new police boat to replace the old one wrecked in an accident several weeks ago. Councilmen said they wanted more information on the effec- tiveness of the boat. Replacement cost is estimated at planned by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Fink at 320 Torino drive. Northend Council Blasts Callan SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Supervisor Thomas Callan was blasted by Councilmen here Mon- day night for "working his own interests instead of the interests of the council members asserted. The charge resulted from an alleged request of Callan to have the board of supervisors rescind an action of last March in adopt- ing plan lines for an extension of Hickey boulevard to connect with the coast. Asserting that Callan two years ago had pressed for an extension of the boulevard to connect South San Francisco and Pacifica, Councilman Guido Rozzi accused Callan of now attempting to aban- don the street extension because of plans of his sons to develop a new subdivision in the area as part of Daly City. In March, Rozzi said, the board of supervisors had passed a reso- lution setting up plan lines for Hickey boulevard extension. AtjManager Eugene Aiello appear Teachers Get Boost in Pay SAN CARLOS Every San Carlos elementary school teacher was given a a year pay hike by school trustees Monday night. School Superintendent A. R. Beardsley said that the raise would cost the district Teachers had originally asked the board to add to the pres- ent salary increment of This, Beardsley said, would have cost the district The superintendent pointed out :hat this is the second pay raise teachers have gotten this year, Trustees earlier awarded across-the-board pay hikes to ;eachers. Beginning district salary is now and maximum salary, The board of trustees took un- der study petitions signed by 80 residents requesting that their children from north of San Car- los avenue in the Manzanita, Chestnut and Magnolia avenue area be bussed to Arundel school. The petitions pointed out that there are no sidewalks in the area and that walking is unsafe. While trustees stressed that they are concerned about the children's safety, they pointed out that every child who walks to Arundel has to walk part of the that time, he said, Callan ab- stained from voting. Today, however, because of Cal- lan's a new resolution will be placed before the county board asking that an extension of Chestnut avenue be substituted for the Hickey boulevard exten- sion, Rozzi said. Pointing out that South San Francisco has opposed the Chest- nut avenue extension because it would cut directly through a sub- division while Hickey boulevard would be .constructed through presently undeveloped land, Rozzi declared, "Thomas Callan Sr. is looking out for his own interests." Rozzi said' before Callan devel- oped plans to develop the area be- tween South San Francisco and Pacifica he had insisted that Hickey boulevard be developed as a major cross-county arterial. "Both South San Francisco and Pacifica need this road Rozzi asserted, asking that City Before supervisors today to re- quest a delay on Callan's pro- posed arterial. "This is a perfect example of riow Callan is working for his own interests instead of the interests of his Councilman Leo J. Ryan added. Councilmen agreed to send dele- gates to a meeting in San Fran- cisco Wednesday afternoon called by San Francisco's Mayor George Christopher to review the effects of the giant development planned by the Callan family. The proposal of Callan to annex close to 1000 acres to Daly City drew additional fire from trustees of the Jefferson elementary school district last night when board members warned that the devel- opment might result in a 42-cent increase in the tax rate there At the request of Trustee Thom- as Noonan board members voted to abandon a 1958 policy state- ment in which the district as- sured voters the maximum school tax rate would be kept at per of assessed valuation. Warning that the Callan develop- ment will throw an additional purden on the school district, Noonan claimed that funds allo- cated to improve older schools in the district may have to be used :o construct new schools in the development. Superintendent Richard L. Foster was instructed to prepare two to provide for annexation of the Callan develop- ment to the district and one for the existing school district. Although most of the proposed development is now within the South San Francisco unifiec school district, both Daly City and South San Francisco have agreed the area should be an- nexed to the Jefferson school dis- trict if the giant subdivision is part of Daly City. NursingHome Permit OK'd A special permit to allow A. 0. and Marguerite Skankey, 2 Pince crest terrace, to construct a 34- bed nursing home at the southwest way in the streets. corner of San Mateo drive and East Bellevue avenue was ap- proved unanimously Monday night by the San Mateo city council. The Skankeys originally had sought permission to erect a 40- bed home, but the city planning commission recommended approv- al only on the basis of a 34-bed establishment. Also approved by the council was the application of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, for a special permit to allow con- struction of a church and Sunday school on the south side of Thirty- seventh avenue 100 feet west of Hacienda street. The church more than complied with a planning commission rec- ommendation that the off-street parking be increased from 35 to 50. Plans submitted to the council last night showed that 69 off-street parking spaces will be provided. Action on the application by McKibben. Building Supply com- pany for rezoning of its six-acre site adjacent to the city sewage disposal plant for manufacturing was postponed by the council. Company officials said they have revised development plans for the property since it was submitted to the planning commission. The council said it will consider the revisions at a study meeting on Thursday night before acting on the application at a future council meeting. MARINE MARCHER Marine Pfc. David C. Dhuyvetter, son of Mrs. Amy L. Neist of 1524 S. Claremont drive, San Mateo, took part in a 150-mile "Desert to the Sea March" with units of the First Marine Division which ended cm March 30 at Camp Pendleton. The march, which began at the Marine Corps Base, Twentynine Palms, Calif., on March 25, involved approxi- mately 2500 Marines of the First Division. The trek was accomp. lished at a rate of 25 miles daily, bivouacing at pre-ar- ranged areas nightly.   

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