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THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE



February



C. A. TEASDALE, President
H. L. BURFORD, Vice-President
B. F. CATOR, Vice-President
G. S. BLISS, Secy.-Treasurer



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A Court Decision Concerning Firemen,
Policemen and Other City Employees

(Contributed)

DECISION that may affect firemen, policemen
, and other city employees who are war veterans,
recently was handed down when the State District
Court of Appeal affirmed judgment of the Superior
Court of San Francisco, granting a peremptorj' writ of
mandate to Joseph F. McCarthy, a member of the
San Francisco Fire Department, compelling the Civil
Service Commission to give him an additional credit
of three points on the fire lieutenant's eligible list
because of his status as a war veteran.

The lower court judgment was rendered by Superior
Judge Louis H. Ward. The appellate court decision
was written by Associate Justice John T. Nourse and
concurred in by Presiding Justice Joseph S. Koford
and Associate Justice George A. Sturtevant. Petitioner
McCarthy was represented by Attorney Charles R.
Boden and the Civil Service Commission by City At-
torney John J. O'Toole and Assistant City Attorney
Thomas P. Slevin.

Prior to July 1, 1920, McCarthy was in the city and
county service, employed successively by the Munici-
pal Railway and the Fire Department. He served in
the United States Army during the war, and after
more than one year of army service he returned to the
Fire Department. A year later he resigned, and from
1921 to 1926 McCarthy was out of the city and county
service. This "break" of five years in his city and
county service placed McCarthy outside the ranks of
those veterans entitled to receive credit in promotional
examinations in the Police and Fire Departments
under the "veterans' preference act" in the charter.

In its brief, the Civil Service Commission, support-
ing the view, said :

"From the very nature of fact that the credits are
applicable to promotional examinations indicates the
prerequisite of a continuity of employment in the
lower grade ; a training or pursuance of activity in the
lower rank up to the time when the successful candi-
date is elevated because of the examination.

"Such being the case, the person who is to receive
the gratuity of credit is a veteran who shall have been
in a lower grade of rank, to wit, service prior to July 1,
1920, up to the time of participating in the examina-
tion for promotion."

Disagreeing with this contention, McCarthy's brief
replied:

"If the framers of the act and the voters had any
such idea of continuous employment in mind, they
most emphatically failed to give voice to it.

"Respondent (McCarthy) believes words stand for
ideas and that language is to be taken in its ordinary
meaning. The language here is clear. Veterans who
shall have been in the city and county service prior
to July 1, 1920, are to receive the credit of three points.
Prior here means anterior, previous. It limits the time
in which veterans who take such promotional exam-
ination had to be in the city and county service before
they could take advantage of their war service in a
promotional examination. The future has nothing to
do with the provision 'shall have been . . . prior to
July 1, 1920.'"

McCarthy's contention was upheld bj- Judge Ward ;
the Civil Service Commission appealed and the recent



decision affirming the judgment of the lower court
resulted.

Of interest to other firemen, policemen and city
employees was this statement in the brief of the Civil
Service Commission:

"If the decision of the Superior Court is permitted
to stand it will foist on the language of Section 22, a
meaning diametrically opposed to the intent which the
framers of the amendment entertained when they
presented it for adoption. It will have the effect to
give to a veteran who, for only a month, a week, even
one day, at any time prior to July 1, 1920, held employ-
ment in any capacity with the City and County of San
Francisco, be it as a sweeper of the streets, a clerk
temporarily employed in the department of elections,
or as an engineer in the Board of Public Works, the
credits which, on a promotional examination, should
be granted only to a veteran who has worked from a
date anterior to the first day of July, 1920, and who is
seeking elevation in position."

Contending that this point was not raised in the
instant case, McCarthy's brief stated:

"This is not a case of a temporary employee with
service of a temporary nature for only a month, a
week, even one day before July 1, 1920. Whether the
temporary employee is entitled to this credit of three
points does not concern respondent (McCarthy) or
this case. That is a bridge that should be crossed when
arrived at, in due time and under proper circum-
stances."

In view of the Civil Service Commission's attitude
that a victory for McCarthy w-ould open the door for
man}- temporary employees before July 1, 1920, to get
three credits in promotional examination in the police,
fire and other city departments, it will be interesting
to note action of the commission if such employees
claim the additional credit of three points in future
examinations.

The so-called "war veterans' preference act" of the
charter has been once before the Supreme Court and
twice in the District Court of Appeal since its
enactment.



Conquering Aviation s Enemy



(Continued from Page 13)

California by the weather bureau with the cooperation
of the Guggenheim Fund and the Pacific Telephone
and Telegraph Company.

Meteorologists at the San Francisco Bay cities,
Fresno, Bakersfield, and Los Angeles receive several
times a day, by long distance telephone, weather data
from observers at a large number of selected points
in the territory tributary to these cities.

After exchange of this data, the experts forecast
flying weather for aviators about to fly to other ports.
Long distance operators connect stations by the
sequence method at the rate of about thirty seconds
for each call. Oakland, Fresno, Bakersfield and Los
Angeles distribute the forecasts by telephone type-
writers, transmitting messages simultaneously be-
tween a number of key airports.

The weather reporting experiment will continue for
a year's time until next June. If both the weather
system and airplane telephony prove successful, it is
expected that they will be used in cooperation to
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February




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Hunt Process Used on S. F. Pavements



THERE has been more scientific
advancement in the art of building
cement concrete pavement during the
past few years than in all the previous
years of cement concrete development.

One of the latest developments which
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February



FESS SYSTEM Sa-ves fuel!

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the fact that they have had several different repre-
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them has not been as good as that behind the Fesa
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Technical Engineers' Union

By J. L. Slater, Jr.

HEARTFELT sympathy was extended by each
member of our organization to President and
Mrs. John Casey on the death of their infant son,
\'incent Paul, on January 22.

Germain Miller was transferred to Eggert's survey
party and Charlie Muller is now doing the talking
in Garen's party, after three years with Eggert.

McCarthy has about finished the property acquisi-
tions for the Merced Lands Park Panhandle, which
project, when completed, will add greatly to the dis-
trict around the south end of the City Land Asso-
ciation.

When interviewed in secret regarding the financial
outlook for this year, Howard Miller, the big bond
broker, reluctantly told us that many stocks are due
to fall and many are due to rise, but in spite of all
this, gold pieces would still be accepted as legal tender
throughout the country. In concluding, Miller hoped
that his advance information would not have any
appreciable effect on the market.

Phil Williams was out on Cayuga Street near Mount
Vernon lately, inspecting the installation of side
sewers. Incidentally, considerable work has been done
in that district.

According to Andy Garbarino, better work will be
turned out by the field assistants from now on, as the
new two-foot rules, graduated in tenths and hun-
dredths of a foot, are available. Heretofore, the field
parties were given rules graduated in eighths, which
were a great inconvenience, so Andy was informed.

Inspector O'Dowd has been working at Twenty-
ninth Avenue and Wawona Street, where a sewer was
constructed. By the way, we rarely see Pat around
the office any more.

Repairs to the Third Street bridge, under orders of
the Board of Public Works, are about completed. Luke
Curran was assigned to the job of inspecting the work.

After allowing the ground to settle for some fifteen
months, an order came in to pave Grand View Avenue.
Surveyor Coughlan was given the job of setting the
curb stakes.

John Smithwick is now running transit for Flamm
while Dennis and Farnum are doing the measuring.
Lucky boy, John.

Assistant City Engineer Clyde Healy, accompanied
by Chief Designer Henry Ohmen and Al Bowhay, re-
cently drove to Santa Cruz via Pescadero and the
beach road to familiarize themselves with local condi-
tions near Waddell Beach, along the proposed high-
way to be built by Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San
Francisco counties.

Occasionally the big he-man, Joe Mike, drops into
the office for supplies but he doesn't stay long. Prob-
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with the Mueller Company. He established their first
branch in New York City and was chosen to establish
their Pacific Coast branch in San Francisco fifteen
years ago. He was promoted to general manager of
the western division two years ago. He has an exten-
sive acquaintanceship with architects, engineers, and
in the plumbing, water and gas industries throughout
the Pacific Coast and western states.

Mr. Henderson served both in New York and in the
factory office at Decatur, 111., where he had charge of
the Water Works Sales Department. In 1922 he was
appointed assistant manager of the San Francisco
branch and in 1927 was promoted to manager. His
direct contact in manufacturing and his experience
in the sales department has fitted him for the position
he occupies and the friendship and confidence he holds
with the trade is a testimony to his ability and
personality.




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IT IS several months since the San Francisco Hos-
pital has appeared in the Mlnicip.\l Employee. Our
absence was not occasioned by lack of interest, but
on account of pressure of work which made it impos-
sible to give time to anything except the essential
duties. Since the be-
ginning of winter
there has been a steady
increase in the num-
ber of patients admit-
ted, with the result
that at the present
t i m e t h e h o s p i t a 1 is
taxed to its utmost ca-
pacity, beds even hav-
ing been placed in the
solaria. In the winter
of 1928 it was con-
cluded that a maxi-
mum hadbeen reached,
although we now find
the patient load much
in excess, as shown
by the following brief
tabulation :
Number of patients —

Jan. 15, 1928 865

Jan. 15, 1929 896

Jan. 31, 1928 893

Jan. 31, 1929 935

Feb. 1, 1928 897

Feb. 1, 1929 948

Caring for this increased number of patients has not
only added considerable work in all departments, hut
has been responsible for much sickness atuong the
members of the hospital family, who have been work-
ing under a heavy strain.

We were happy during January to welcome back
William Park, electrician, who had been absent on
account of illness for a period of two months, and
Margaret Sweeney, clerk, record room. She sustained
injuries when she fell down the steps in the hospital,
which caused her to remain away since last October.

Charles D. Fletcher, M. D., who completed an
interneship in this hospital on May 31, 1927, was
appointed assistant visiting physician, tuberculosis
department, effective December 18, 1928. After leav-
ing this institution he spent two years in New York
specializing in the care and treatment of tubercular
patients. We are pleased to have him with us again
and know he will prove to be a valuable member of
our staff.

Many changes have taken place on the resident
staff. On account of the serious illness of his mother,
J. Kenneth Donaldson, M. D., interne University of
California service, found it necessary to submit his
resignation. Clayton D. Mote was appointed to com-
plete the unexpired term. Paul T. Pace, M. D., a
former interne and house officer, has recently been
appointed assistant house officer in otorhinolaryngol-
ogy. Dr. Morris Gordon, Stanford interne, has been
ill for several months, but at the present time is recov-
ering. DeWitt Burnham was appointed to serve a
portion of the time for him, and Phil Shumaker,
recentl)' appointed, will serve until Dr. Gordon is
again able to resume his work. Dr. Roscoe Zieber,
Dr. Perry Bonar and Dr. Carl Feldman are recovering

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from recent illnesses, and it is anticipated that they
will soon return.

Miss Margaret Dewhurst, X-ray therapy nurse.
who was recently injured while on duty in the X-ray
department, is making an excellent convalescence, and
it is hoped that she will soon be able to resume her
duties.

It is certain that all visitors to the municipal ward
of the San Francisco Hospital are acquainted with the
genial supervising nurse. Miss Alice Herkenham. In
addition to her arduous duties in caring for city em-
ployees injured in line of duty, she is also responsible
in a great measure for the activities of the San Fran-
cisco Hospital X'ursing School Alumni, having recently
been elevated to the office of president. Believing
that our readers should know more of the Alumni
Association, the writer appealed to Miss Herkenham,
and she very graciously submitted the following:

"The high ideals and good work of the San Fran-
cisco Hospital and its nursing school are well known to
every resident of San Francisco who is interested in
the general welfare of the city and county. Among
these residents is a comparatively small group who
are particularly interested in the work of the San
Francisco Hospital and its nursing school, and who
wish to do everything in their power to aid in the
progress of the school.

"All of the members of this g^oup have at one time
been employees of the city and county of San Fran-
cisco, and many of them still are. Whether they are
or not, their interest is bound up with its welfare in a
manner, I believe, distinct from any other group in
the city; that is, for three years of their lives they have
lived in the hospital itself, worked for and studied
under the guidance of the San Francisco Health De-
partment. Is there anyone looking back over their
school days but feels a particular interest for the
school they attended? How much greater that inter-
est must be when for three years of your life your
home is within that school, and associations have been
built up in connection with it that will never be
forgotten.

"It is such an interest that the San Francisco Hos-
pital Nursing School Alumni feels for the San Fran-
cisco Hospital and its nursing school. Most of their
meetings are devoted to ways and means of advancing
the interests of the school. The result of one of the
recent discussions was the establishment of a S250
scholarship to become effective in the spring of 1930.
This scholarship is to be used for advanced study, and
is to be awarded to the student holdino- the highest
record m conduct, mterest, theory and practice work.
Other plans are under discussion which the alumni
hopes to reoort in the near future."

Readers of the Municip.\l E.mployke will be glad
to know of the progress being made at the present
time by some of the employees injured while serving
the city: Corporal James Muldoon, Police Depart-
ment, who was recently shot, is making excellent
progress. Detective Sergeant Everett Hansen and
Motorcycle Officer Arthur Bartells have also been
among the recent patients. Motorcycle Officer Walter
Thulander, who was seriously injured on December
26, is making a good recovery. On account of his
condition, however, he is not allowed to receive vis-
itors. David Culhane, Fire Department, and Ernest
Hey, Board of Public Works, are convalescing and
will soon be able to return to their respective duties.

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