San Mateo Post, August 10, 1960

San Mateo Post

August 10, 1960

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Post, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1960, San Mateo, California THE San Maleo Post Peniniuln Shopping Volume 14, Number 32 Sc A COPY DELIVERED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING Wednesday, August 10, 1960 SO'S YOUR OLD MAN-Rickie Evangellio, 9. of San Mateo, thinks that the pig he's holding (her name's Fifi) would make a fine pet. But Rickie's 7-year.old brother, Johnnie, thinks pigs (like Veronica sneaking a kiss) are for the birds. The parties, along with other specially trained animals, arc making a hit with kids at the Mother Goose Farm, a feature o! the twenty-sixth annual San Mateo County Fair and Fiesta which continues in San Matoo through August 13. Board Refuses To Back Him Up REDWOOD CITY The board of supervisors re- fused yesterday to buck up County Planning Director Frank SkUlman in his efforts to halt a dirt-hauling project airport. SkUlman-told the board that he had ordered the contractor, Nick Ralkovich of Redwood City, to cease operations. Although the liven last Thursday, the T) 1 Delinont Vote (rucks are still hauling at full speed, Ihe planner said. The trucks are hauling' dirt from the Crocker Estalc neai Soulb San Francisco" to the air- port, where the material is being .ised for extending runways foi let use. Skillman said Ralkovich did not y to get a permit from the county, although the operation is entirely within San Mateo county. Claims Violations "What's more." Ihe planning di- rector told Ihe board, "the opcra- -7 FAMILY. FIGHT Mrs. Neil Tipper (left) and her sister, Mrs. Samuel Richards of Ked- wood Cily, tug at the first place ribbons for Hie canning division at the San Mateo County Fair and Fiesta. After practically a dead heat for seven years of competition, It is still an open question which expert canner will come out ahead in this year's Fiesta, currently underway at the San Mateo county fairgrounds. Hits at Fiesta Gardens A group of 46 residents in theiKincaitl informed the commis r icsla Gardens subdivision has sion, however, that he intends t revolted against (he slated pol icies of lha Fiesta Gardens Homes association and has submitted i petition requesting the San Ma- teo city council to reconsider its recent decision denying a pro- posed apartment devel- opment east of Bermuda drive al Fiesta drive. Reason for Ihe request, the peti lion stales, is that "we now find lhat we can soon expect to have industrial plants across j'rom the homes on Bermuda drive and di- rectly behind the homes on An- napolis and that there will he no height limitation on these Indus-: trial buildings." The Culligan Development com- pany, which planned the 106-unit apartment project, has formally requested rezoning of its R-l 'single-family residential) site of slightly, more than two acres ti M-l The firm had planned construction of the aparl- rnents on the site and an adja- cent portion of the already M-l zoned Mitvalsky property under a variance. After representatives of the Fi- esta Gardens Home association protested the variance, statinf, that industrial zoning would be preferable, the city council lasl include Ihe Culligan fin acre site in M-l zoning under th new proposed master zoning'plan in accordance with the cxpressec desires of the Fiesta Garden Homes association. In the petilion submitted late yesterday afternoon to City Clerk William J. O'Farrell, the 46 resi Jents indicate Iheir favor for the proposed apartment develop menl, staling: "We believe that if we can be iure that the city of Sat; Mateo vill control the following points hat ffie residential neighborhood 3f our section will be protected: "I. That no apartment higher hail two stories nor more than 19 feet in height be permitted on Ihe Borel channel "2. That no apartment greater than three stories not exceeding 30 feet in height be permitted within 200 leet of any of on Bermuda or A napolis. "3. That no more than the 1: apartments plus one duplex show on the applicalion submjlled Culligan be approved. "4. That the people in Ih apartment will not have any poi privileges (in the pool operate and maintained by the associa School Board Here Request! Zoning Delay The San Mateo cily school dis- rict board of education has re- tuested Ihe city council to post- pone a decision on the proposed ezoning to allow construction of 120-bed convalescent hospital djacenl to Lakeshore school. In a letler lo Ihe council Donald A. McLachlan, boarc hairman, slates: "We need additional lime woughly study this matter rder to determine whether this roposed project may or may ot be desirable from the andpoint of our educalional rogram." The letter does not mention Center Fate BELMONT The old Pullman estate is headed for another lion ]ssue election _ this time I decide whether it should be pu chased as (he sile for a civ: center, and on Ihe dcvelopmen (self. lion is violating just about every Mayor Wallace Benson Monda rule in the book." night named a six-man commute Skillman said he did not know Hie dirt-hauling was taking place until he started receiving calls from irate Soulh San Francisco residents who live near (he quar- v. Soulh San Francisco officials lo pin down Ihe cost of buying thi 3.8 acres at the northwest conic, of the Alamcda and Ralston ave nue and building a civic ccntc there. Figures mentioned ranged from have also lodged a complaint, 'o S750.000. although cording to Skillman. I'.er supporters admitted they dii Alter the order to cease know "1C ex'lct o[ -given, Ratkovich applied to Project, ho planning commission tor a icrmit and a public hearing is scheduled for August 17. In the meantime, he applied lo the su- icrvisors for a temporary permit. Urgent. Sa3's Chess Supervisor T. Louis Chess dc-jcouncil chamber seat: clared that the airport proj-jthe walls awaiting the council's 'ct is an "urgent matter." He promised decision on the future One opponent, blasting the pro posal for "glamorizing, not uliiiz ing" city facilities, charged that its ultimate cost, including bone amortization, would amount to "2'a million. More than 200 persons filled tin and lined asserted that the lengthened run- cost estimate August 22, is coi posed of Al Kaiser, pro en center spokesman: architect ai former mayor Victor Wandma cr, designer of the present cou cil chamber building; real csta Supervisor William P.I. Werder man Edward H. Drotleff; Pla aid he learned that Ralkovichlning Commission Chairman Ro 'ulure of Ihc lasl scrap of the old Pull- rays will lessen jet noise. Chess nian. estate, now commonly known arlher slated lhal the slarl of ils the "Alexander properly" aftei he runway extension project o be used as a lever in an effort obLnin further appropriations leave it up to lin rom Ihe federal government. Chess suggested that the plan- ning commission staff be em- powered to issue temporary per- mits in matters of this kind. Both Skillman and Chief Deputy District Attorney Lyle Erison expressed doubts about the ad- visibility of lhat, however, both 'rom a practical anit trom a cgal standpoint. PACIFIC WANDKKKK-Sixtcen-year.old Doinf. las Horns Jr., of San Mateo, looks over the stem railing of Sterling Ilayilen's yacht, The Wanderer Just before it sailed for the South Seas anil Tahiti. Horns Is the youngest among the sailing ship's 20 passengers. R. C Port MayGetNea Windfall REDWOOD CITY Port He ood City may be in for a win 11 in additional terminal fees plan ol the Ide emenf company is carrli rough, Port Manager Men' cCarl reported today. It involves the use of the povl imber one berth for Ihe nil ad rented 17 pieces of expensive heavy equipment for Hie project and lhat the job must be com- pleted by next May. Declaring the project "for Ihe bencfil of the county and the people of the north end." Werder said he sug- gesled lhat the matter be developmenl nol just erl A. Miller: and City Enginee Robert E. Roberls. Counciimen Benson, Robci Fitzgerald and Kenneth Dickci son questioned Kaiser carefulli and Ihen made il clear (he want voters to decide on the ei on the board's agenda today. Back lo Planners The board finally referred the matter to the planning commis- sion, suggesting that il study the, easibility of the suggestion madei month overruled the planning _.._. ..._ r commission and voted 3 to 1 to approve stop signs on deny the variance. [drive. Action on the latest Culliganl Thal ine .apartment peopl "5. That the police departmen Bermud request was postponed last nigh by the planning commission unt: its September 12 meeting at Ih request of Bernard Gillis, a vice president of the Culligan firm who will be out of town the re mainder of this month on lion. Cily Planning Director Ever Bruno Building Permits Dwindle SAN BRUNO Building totals on permits issued for new construction and alteration: continued to fall off from lasl year's totals. Chief Building In- spector Mel Brcdlow reported today. The trend, general throughout the Peninsula, was reflected in a July total of only 86 permits 'SHfed for construclion evaluation, as, compared wilh 107 issued for last Only .12 new living units, includ- ing no new homes, and one duplex, reported, as against 52 new. living units reported last July. could enter and leave their are in two onto Bermud drive and also through the Mil valsky properly to Nineteen! avenue. We would oppose an; plan that did not include assui ance from the city of San Matd that this road to Nineteenth ave nue would he included and tha it would not be cut off by the stat highway." The petition notes that many of the signers also -originall; signed the petition against an un imited number of high R-3 apart menl we leel lhal if apartments can be controlled by the city we rather live near apart menls lhan manufacturing opera- ions and industrial he petition states. "We further peiition- TS slate, "that the loss in prop- :riy values to us will be severe f M-l goes in. whereas, those ving two or three blocks away vill not be hurt." A majority of signers show ad- resses on Annapolis drive. The etition also is signed by resi- cnls on Portsmouth way, Bcr- itida drive and Fiesta drive, tomes of Ihe signers range in istance from 80 feet to 230 feet the Cuiligan property. its long-time owner. The council's decision is to voters, who twice in Hie pasl decade have overturned proposals to purchase the entire 10-acre estate for a park. The council-appointed study committee, which will submit of ccmcnt th" b S.S. Keva Ideal. The port slim lo receive McCarl es'.imr ed, each lime Ihe vessel receivi a full load of bulk cement her Berthing facilities al the Ide Cement company dock are adequate for the S.S. Keva Idea according lo McCarl, so the fin 's considering the use of II municipal facility, where it woul lave to pay terminal costs. Before the vessel can use Hi city's berth, pipes must tie Ih municipal dock in i I b Hi -cment company's big cemcn iilos here. Engineers for the cement firn lave notified port officials Ilia iresent plans call for Hie expend .tire of "in excess" of or the necessary pipe lines am umping equipment. To encourage (he project, poi'l ommissioners have approved extra deepening o." the arc-ii eside berth 1 in their currenl redging project in front of the iree municipal wharves. With the deepened space by 1, McCarl said, the port ill be able to accommodate both e S.S. Keva Ideal and another vessel llicre with no in- mvenience. The S.S. Kcval Ideal is due to her first visit here abouf igusl 15 when she loads aboul 00 Ions of cement manufactur- cqtlipment for transfer lo another Ideal Cement facility. Ideal company officials said Ihey could give port commission- ers no assurance of guarantee on tonnage volume lhal Ihi projccl would involve. the land purchase as suggested b civic center backers. "Tlie people will have spokei and we will be governed accord Mayor Benson said. Owners' Position A few minutes later Al Was d board would like the matter and Julio Paloi, throug Skdlmnn suid he plans to lake attorney ndo Hose-Mini le layed. The Lakeshore P-TA further action against their request for a decision quested in a similar letter at this time, other than the rezoning of the week thai council action on the "stop work" corner which they purchased hospital be postponed planner said the conlracto is operating two diesel shovels the estate of Mrs. Anne Alex ander, to ifjr quarry sile, loading 15 lo Rosellini, noting lhat a The city planning II, is planned, he of hearings have las recommended approval cubic yirds on the bud, asked the Ihe rezoning. from residential to go ahead wilh the He raid the owners apartment, lo allow toufli Ihe land unlil after of the hospital east of issue election, and if it Norfolk street on the north will ask only the price of Hillsdale this morning and residential Clearing in Mayor Benson, Hearing on Hi. rezoning change in Counciimen Henry :osal is scheduled before temperature today, L. C. (Tom) Reynolds louncil August 15 in routine Westerly winds, 10 continued the ferral of mailers from Ihe miles an hour, in the commented. "We wanl ho ing the hot scat, CALLAN PARK Labor, Industry to San Mateo county issues, Ihe big Inn in South am labor leaders which hangs over the today reported scheduled two special developmenl by Ihc Director Fred for this week in on effort to commitlee made up will be followed uce a joint recommendation county's top a second emergency he conlroversial civic leaders at the Hie Joint Approach an Park subdivision proposed luncheon held Friday al n location to 0 Daly City. Ihe Ilyall to further explore ha Action is aimed before special presentation Park projccl and Tuesday, when Daly City by Developer Michael reach agreemimt on a s ;o lo the polls in a and Attorney Edward i to either approve o.- override who represents the C. Pinkhom, president city council's recent ordinance Citizens' commitlee. county Manufacturers' nexing the 871-acre opposed lo Ihe projccl in and Kermit Williams Annexation action by a Wire Rope to-one vote of the Daly City few salisfaclory others repeatedly id] 1 last April touchqd off a could be determined vital problem inherent in sive dispute which since has involved Daly City, South San Maleo county Manufacturer's issocialion, some of whose lhat of drainage nd its impact on Colma nd 1 sco and the school districls serve on Ihc Joint the source of flood both have scheduled a to the north end of Big Dump Blaze At Burlingame A fire al the Burlingame fill and cover dump, which originally broke out at 3.-J10 p.m. Monday and was to Iiava been put out at closing'time, Monday night exploded fntoHfe, sending flames six and eight feet high. Local agencies, including The Times office, were flooded wilh telephone calls and some ivlio thought the fire was at San Francisco International airport. Telephone Master Zone Special Study For Thursday Callan lold lu's first quest ionci that he would put all new pipes provide Colma creek wilh in waler" free of debris, and would lay the pipe to the tracts junction with the Junipcru Serra loulovard. Asked aboul what was to happen when additional waters sour inlo Hie creek at thai point 'ie .said it was a problem up to he cities and Ihc county and if hey want a new Eistcm, "it would be up to them." Callan declared lhal though it would be difficult to believe the subdivision would pc.-mit consid- erable absirption through percola- ion on the levelled off plateau, ind he said "Aclitally there would >e- less rather than more water county. i coming into the creek off area.' the Still struggling to iron out soi minor kinks in the proposed ma er zoning plan for San Male he cily planning commission ii cheduled a special study meelii liursday night lo wind up II 'I'oject mil, ready it for submi ion lo Hie cily council. Al its meeting Monday night, Ih ommission concurred in som tie dozen recommendations b iiy Planning Director Evert Kit aid concerning individual zon langc requests over which Iher no controversy. Propert vncrs whose requests were ap will be notified by Iclle, Among the controversial pro isals to be considered by tin mmission al its meeting Thtirs Proposed R-l (single-family res ential) zoning for Ellsworth urt between East Poplar ant -Ilevue avenues. Residents o c area have petitioned to hav e present duplex zoning remain proposal by (he Peninsula floral Contractors association it Hie I'.Hn-l parking require enl for apartment buildings luccd to one parking space for eh unit. The proposed ordinance require one garage for eacl plus one off-sireel parking space for each two units. Also, there are some technical Icxl amendments and mapping matters Kincaid wants tn discus: with Hie commission. Permits Issued For Apartment Permits for Iwo major dwelling projects totaling more than KIO were issued Monday by lie office of Mervyn Badcr. Sui Mateo cily building official. Morion Rude and Michel De maurex obtained permits lo erect "wo 22-unit apartment buildings it 470 and North Idaho street, wicl) of the slruclurcs is valued dt Permits for two carports also were obtained by he developers in conjunction vith the project. Playa Development company was issued a permit for Hie con- Iruclion of 25 new dwellings, ,vilh a total value of on "Maya avenue in the Los Prados! ubdivision. reaching The Times from uneasy residenls from South San Francisco. Son Bruno, Millbrac, Hillsborough, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Bel- mont, indicated Ihc sighl of the flaming dump in the night aroused fears of a catastrophe. The second blaze, which started up again at about 6 p.m.. fed on trash and rubbish which had been collected al Hie rim of the dump and became general on Ihe south- ern half of the facilily. Mnlorists on Bayshore slowed nt the sight of a "fire flames leaping high into the air, [rom 10 p.m. until 11 p.m., al- .hough no traffic jam developed dud several minor accidents were Burlingame firemen reported he blaze was under control most f Ihe lime. They fought through he night lo keep the blaze cspite high lo the liter edge of the dump area. Cily Manager Charles Schwalm aid Ihe fire hadn't dam- god any city property because f the excellent work of Dump ipcratnr Romeo Joly of San Ma- eo, who worked wilh bulldozer nd dirt lo slay Ihe spread of the .re, ami of the cily firemen. The manager said a similar fire dst year was much worse. Schwalm said the debris had ccn piled at the rim of Hie dump ecause of Army Corps of En- inecrs orders against allowing it i circulate into the bay. Burlm- Jino has engaged a firm to build retaining wall around the dumo l the water, but work is adviinc- ig slowly. Cause of Ihe fire is unknown. ie fire department reported, al- ough it probably started when imcone dumped liol ashes ;ainst dump e debris on Ihc outer rim. Joly uas working with fire- en pushing dirt over the re- aining vestiges of Ihe blaze. Fire department officials indi- ted, however, lhat Ihe- blaze is w underneath Ihe ground, which is compounded in equal purls of ignitable debris and earth fill, and may continue lo smoulder for some time. Local Group In San Diesro o The Silverloncs, a Redwood Chy combo en route to Mexico Cily on an adventure jaunt and lencfil cngagemenl lour, have icon entertained as visiting royally in San Diego as the house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Swanson prior to their designated ippoinlmont wilh San Diego Mayor Charles C. 'Dale. ;