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Times, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1977, San Mateo, CaliforniaFire buffs will have their Day at saturday display Paul Dierkes it 80-year-old Ulet Mao who has a museum to Hii Home on Parrott drive in Thesan Mateo Highlands. It a historical museum of the fire service and its do splay Range from leather and a leather Hose used More than a Century ago to some 60 firemen s helmets from throughout the world to his Corn two fire trucks a hand drawn ladder truck used by the san Rafael fire depart ment in the 1870s and a 19u Knox chemical truck one of the first motorized pieces of fire apparatus in the Bay area. Part of the collection valued at More than will be on display when firemen at the Bel moot station of the califor Nia department of forestry hold their first Kickback Day saturday from 10 . To 6 . Also to be on display at the station on Tower Road will be other antique fire trucks including a 19th Century hand pumper from the Redwood City fire department a 1927 sea Graves from the san Carlos fire department and 1929 and 1931 White trucks from the state department. According to fire capt. De Temple kids will be taken for rides on the old trucks with red lights flashing and sirens scream ing. The Day will be filled with activities. Volunteers from the pal Omar Park and la Honda departments and the Kings Mountain fire compete i a make and break hone just As volunteers did a Century ago. Explorer scouts will vie for trophies donated by merchants from the Crys Tal Springs shopping Center in a progressive Hole Barbecue facilities will be provided for the Public and the Coors Beer co and the san Mateo county fire buffs association will prov Ide free Beer for the participants. It May Well be the last Chance the Public will have times photos by Mike Spinelli Peninsula to see Dierkes collection. A Wheeler dealer from Texas la negotiating to buy Dierkes came to collect ing fire Memorabilia Natu rally he was raised next to a Flat Riouse in St. Louis to and before moving to san Mateo was himself a Volunteer with the manhat Tan Beach fire department in Southern California. In his collect lot Are is insurance company plaques that once were attached to houses at a time when Volunteer fire companies would Only put out a fire in a building insured by the company that sponsored them. These Date Back to the 18th Century. His fire helmets come from Hong Kong Prussia France and England and some Are from Mother lode towns such As Oregon City and Tim Bucton cafif., that have Long since disappeared from the face of the Earth. His collection of chiefs trumpets some made of tin but others of Sterling Silver and valued at More than each is believed to be the largest such private collection in the Bay area. Although Dierkes hand drawn ladder truck origin ally came from san Rafael somehow it made its Way to Southern California and Dierkes obtained it from a los Angeles fireman. His Knox chemical truck the Kiwi company went out of business in 1915 was discovered by his two sons in a Woodside stable six years ago. They borrowed from him and then bought the eld truck As a Surprise. The collection even includes tickets and dance schedules of firemen s balls Many Many years ago including one from Valley forge a. But Dierkes says because his sons Are grown now and his other Hobby football soccer is taking More and More of his time he is ready to sell his fire collection. Before he does however he has agreed to put it on Public display one More time at an event history a firemen s Muster Satur Day s first Ever Kickback Day at the California department of forestry station. Firemen s helmets from Paul Dierkes and his chemical truck of chiefs trumpets pc first to ban fireworks now that the very last firecracker from the july 4 Holiday Lias been popped the Foster City Council approved a Law monday night which prohibits the Sale and use of fireworks in the City. But there is logic behind the move Council members explained. They noted that last summer the Council voted against Banning fireworks in Foster City because Sev eral local nonprofit organizations had already prepared to set up fire works stands in Foster City. Some organizations in fact had already Pur chased fireworks for sell ing in Booths. Also explained Council members neighbouring cities had refused to ban the Sale and use of fire works. If Foster City had moved to set a local ban at that time local residents might simply have driven across the Bridge to san Matec to Purchase fire works. Now that the fireworks season had ended the coun cil decided it was time to ban fireworks next year. They said they also Hope to set an Early example for neighbouring cities to Fol Low. I think someone has to said councilman David Kruss. The Council voted 4-1 to approve he ban. Council Man Clifton Chavez speculating that neighbouring cities will refuse to follow Foster City s example voted against the Ordi Nance. Foster City s annual july 4 fireworks display next to the Lagoon in Central Park will still be allowed next year because the ordinance allows professionally handled fireworks before voting on the measure councilman Gil Bert Zimmerman said he broke his leg last july 4 and sent some time at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City. While there Zimmerman said one teen age girl was brought in with cuts All Over the body after a fire Cracker was thrown at her and she ran through a plate Glass window. Zimmerman added that another youth was brought to the Hospital with injuries caused by fireworks. One Eye was he said. I am going to have to vote for this fireworks he concluded. Crushed helmet saved a Lite Lucky lady9 not so Lucky after Midnight tonight Condon on prism panel san Mateo City Council Man John f. Condon was appointed by his colleagues monday night to serve As the City s representative on the county write administrative Board for the proposed participatory records and information system Condon is a critic of the system contending the ultimate Price tag has been increasing with every report. His colleagues have agreed. By in Day the Burlingame City Council monday night voted to suspend the after hours adult operation of the Lucky lady after police chief Fred Palmer informed the Council of a series of altercations and incidents since it opened last March the Lucky lady is the former showboat once barged at Jack London Square which has had several management changes since the boat and restaurant was moved to a Slough off Airport Boulevard Burlingame. According to City authorities it has permits for two operations a teen age operation that terminates at 11 ., when it is cleared and an All night operation with adults commencing at Midnight when Coffee is served and entertainment provided. It is the Post Midnight operation that has bothered police chief Palmer said. He informed the Council that there had been 10 incidents since the March opening. The latest Palmer said was a series of three fights that broke out beginning at 4 . Saturday. The first fight was broken up by a private patrol Man. Palmer said. In the second he private patrolman attempted to make an arrest and was hit on the head from behind with a chair and was injured. In memoranda and discussion with the Council Palmer told of a variety of incidents that had occurred Ovici several months. These included a robbery May 15 in which two men forced open a car in which a Man was asleep beat him until he required hospitalization and took his Money. Palmer said that on july 16, four officers and a sergeant responded to the site and arrested three people. The situation that time he said occupied the polio department four hours and 50 minutes. Palmer told the Council that after last saturday s incident the Security firm cancelled its contract. He said Burlingame police officers who often Lake after duty jobs with such establishments All refuse to work As Security men at the one involved. A disproportionate amount of police service is Palmer told the Council. He explained that ordinarily police work loads Are so scheduled that they ease up at 3 ., but that this is not the Case Here. Palmer placed three recommendations before the Council reallocate the patrol forces. Require the establishment to provid a drastic Security operation. Suspend the after hours operation. The Council voted unanimously to suspend the Post Midnight operation and set a hearing for sept. 8 on the matter. No one appeared at monday s hearing. Dentures credit terms on approved credit for dental plates partial plates and removable Bridges. Hew dental Putes in one Day in Many cases please to

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