California Pasadena Independent Newspaper Archives Dec 21 1961, Page 5

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Pasadena Independent (Newspaper) - December 21, 1961, Pasadena, California Vote court fight o by him residents of ,i3asa derm s so called Pepper project area voted last might to Lorca n court Battle to re development Agency from Tak ing their property. The deals Liju was taken at meeting in tended by some 60 of neighbourhood s Finoro than 500 negro he inc owners businessmen and tenants v the voted unanimously Fqy raise a Survey they Hope will prove that the prop erties in the area can be rehabilitated and to engage an attorney it v. An earlier poll of Ali or a door of door Bisla showed that More than 80 per cent favored rehabilitation rather t i a n redevelopment under the redevelopment scheme their properly would bought from them torn Down and replaced with new buildings. The Pepper project area is hounded by Washington Boule Vard fair Oaks a be nuo Mountain Street arid Sunset Avenue. Last night s action was preceded by two speeches one by Byron Caldwell a Board member in the National association Lor the advancement of coloured people and Turner Alexander president of the non partisan league. The meeting was in Calvary meth Odist Church at 135 citric la ave. A n Wivel i. Emphasis zen. The Cllon must in to said the league must ret its data to Washington within he next two months or redevelopment will be forced on the neighbourhood. Alexander urged the month and that hits would guarantee subsequent court action it needed even if the Case were lost he said the Mcgah action would have effect of permitting the people to continue to occupy their As Long As 15 years the Rev. J. o conic Unity Brt Pulst cd Macli spoke briefly from the floor suggesting that Tho organizations donate to he fund me also. Noted that Earl Grant a negro recently appointed to the Pasadena re development Agency was not present. I m a. Little or Coleman said that he is hot Here tonight. I Don t care ill is gels in the paper lie must feel Tho pulse of the pop to that he represents otherwise he does t represent Alexander replied in de tense of Grant that it was possible he did not know of the Niceling. He was not invited by Alexander said or anybody i cd opens search for fallout shelters from nuclear fallout. A Survey team will tour the City in Der direction of the . Army engineers los an District. The project is part of the National fallout shelter program master minded by the office of civil defense. Members of the team will talk to owners of private property and to officials in charge of Public places to arrange for appraisals from a nuclear Protection standpoint. The Rene my objectives worn in n intent from Joseph h. Lion Dos main Tam chief or the army civil in sense Section Here to of ii or c. Jlewis Edwards. The fallout shelter pro it declared

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