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February



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City Attorney's Office

SYLVAIN D. LEIPSIC, one of the best known
and most capable assistants in the office of City
Attorney John J. O'Toole, has been elected for the
seventh consecutive time as attorney for the Divisa-
dero Street Merchants &
Improvement Associa-
tion. In appreciation of
his past service, Mr.
Leipsic was presented
with a beautiful silver
pen and pencil.

This city may lawfully
assume control and man-
agement of the War
Memorial, according to
a recent opinion of City
Attorney O'Toole. In
his opinion, Mr. O'Toole
said the trust agreement
between the original
subscribers to the Me-
morial and the regents of

the University of California, designated as trustees,
permitted modifications at any time, provided the
modifications met with the approval of the subscribers.
He pointed out that nothing in the City Charter pre-
vented the City from assuming control of the
Memorial.

Assistant City Attorney Dion Holm returned
January 9 from Portland, where he aided in organiza-
tion of the Telephone Investigation League of
America. He was unanimously elected vice-chairman
of the executive committee.




SYLVAIN D. LEIPSIC



Ray Taylor in New Assignment



RAY W. TAYLOR, for thirty years one of the
-outstanding figures in San Francisco newspaper
circles, early last month was appointed by the Board
of Public Works as chief claims adjuster for the
Municipal Railways.
Taylor succeeded James
Toner, who resigned to
become an assistant in
the office of Public De-
fender Frank J. Egan.
The office to which Tay-
lor was appointed will
be expanded to incor-
porate other branches of
the Municipal Railways
public relations depart-
ment.

Taylor came to San
Francisco in 1897 and
for a time was employed
on the Chronicle ; subse-
quently he was detailed

to "cover" courts in Oakland for the Call and the
Tribune. In 1908 he became associated with the
Examiner and remained there for seventeen years.
For the last three years and up to the time of his
municipal appointment, Taylor was connected with
the Bulletin, having specialized in politics.

The Municipal Employee joins Mr. Taylor's legion
of friends in extending heartiest congratulations.




RAY \V. TAYLOR



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25



Norman D. Cook Named as Aid to
District Attorney



NORMAN D. COOK, one of the best known
attorneys in San Francisco, and opponent of Dis-
trict Attorney Matthew Brady at the last two elec-
tions, has assumed the duties of deputy district attor-
ney in Brady's office. Cook was
appointed to succeed Joseph T.
O'Connor, who resigned to enter
private practice. In announcing
Cook's appointment District At-
torney Brady announced that
M. L. Choynski had been as-
signed to the position formerly
held by O'Connor, who handled
all matters requiring the at-
tention of the County Grand
Jury.

Cook has been assigned to one
of the Superior Courts and took
up his duties Februarj' I.

In a public statement, District Attorney Brady said :

"Since the last campaign the appointment of Mr.
Cook to a position in this office has been urged by
many of his personal friends, including prominent
leaders of the bar.

"In selecting my assistants I am guided solely by
a desire to get the best material I can. I repose confi-
dence in the ability, integrity and honesty of Mr.
Cook, and I have therefore appointed him to a position
as deputy in this department."

Cook is a native of Hollister. He was admitted to
the bar in 1907, following his graduation from Has-
tings College of Law in 1911. He has been in private
practice in San Francisco since then.




NORMAN D. COOK



One of the Portland and Seattle mail planes recently
left Mills Field with a load of approximately 10,000
letters. The load weighed 242 pounds, and was the
largest single total in the history of the Pacific Air
Transport.



Alfred Hertz, maestro of the San Francisco Sym-
phony Orchestra, has been chosen president of the
Musicians' Club of San Francisco.



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February



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THROUGH all the "seven ages of man," the build-
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upon the right choice of foods. Today the most
eminent scientists are placing in the hands of those
whose responsibility it is to prepare three meals a day,
the touchstone of knowledge, teaching us how to
combine foods containing the precious elements which
build rosy, lovable children, and keep them fit through-
out life.

On a well-trained appetite depends the child's
growth and endurance. The wise mother has learned
that capricious young tastes are best educated through
food that is not too highl}' flavored. The quart of milk
a day, which is every child's birthright, supplies so
many of the food elements needed for active little
bodies that great variety is not necessary in the daily
fare. If fruits — especially oranges or tomatoes — are
eaten every day in addition to milk, sugar, which dulls
the appetite for other foods, will not be needed nor
craved. And needless to say, a child should have peace
and quiet while he is eating. Delicate young diges-
tions are easily upset by anger or fear.

When plenty of foods containing the protective
vitamins are provided, the first steps have been taken
to safeguard health. Mothers rejoice to learn that
Nucoa takes a high place with the dairy foods, eggs
and leafy green vegetables which supply the preciou>
Vitamin A, which promotes lusty growth and wards
off certain eye diseases. Nucoa contains Vitamin D as
well, though no food yet discovered can take the place
of sunlight as a source of this life-giving element. And
an extra pat each day is real health insurance for the
school child. For Xucoa's energy value, too, is very
high, building vigor and endurance for work and play.

It is comparatively easy to plan the school-goer's
home meals and see that they are properly eaten.
And when the lunch box accompanies the child to •
school the wise mother can arrange its contents to
delight young hearts and nourish adequately at the
same time. A list of seasonable school lunch menus
will greath' assist the preparation of this important
meal, often put up in considerable haste.

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Nut Bread Sandwiches

Sift together three times, two and a third cups of
flour, four teaspoons of baking powder, one-quarter
to one-half cup of sugar and a teaspoon of salt, re-
serving a little of the flour. This should be sifted
over one-half cup of chopped nut meats to prevent
their sinking to the bottom of the pan. To these dry
ingredients add one cup of milk, two tablespoons ot
melted Nucoa, and one beaten egg. Then beat vigor-
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full and let stand fifteen minutes in a cool place. Bake
in a moderate oven forty to fifty minutes, reducing
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27



Times Have Changed



By R. R. Pardow
Vice-President, Crocker First Federal Trust Company

[OW that the old year has passed, the successful
business man carefully scrutinizes the results of
the year's work; examining his system of operation to
see if the most modern methods are being used ;
inquiring about new ideas and new inventions which
might improve his product or his sales. He must do it.
A new machine alone, in the hands of his competitor.
might put him out of business.

Knowing the value to his business of using the
products of modern thought and experience, one might
suppose he would realize that there may have been
improvements applicable to his personal affairs. But
no; in the majority of cases his research is limited to
his particular business. When it comes to making
a will, for example, he does as his ancestors did. He
says: "I leave everything to my wife and children,"
appoints her executrix, and lets it go at that.

Astounding, is it not? It is as if this same man were
going on a six months' trip and, having some money
payable to him while he was away, should say to his
wife : "My dear, Jones will pay back that ten thousand
dollars while I am away; will you please invest it in
whatever way j-our friends tell you is right?" It
sounds fantastic, but it is just what he does when he
makes the above-mentioned kind of a will — only in
the case of the will it is worse, for by it he jeopardizes
not ten thousand dollars, but everything his family
has.

Who suffers by his thoughtlessness? Xot he; he
probably has a complacent feeling of having done the
right thing. His wife and family suffer, generally most
cruelly; and all because he has not troubled to learn
that the modern way is to have those matters handled
by the experienced, capable trust company.

Worse still is the man who makes no will at all — and
there are a surprising number of them. He forfeits
the hard-won right to have a voice in the disposition
of his property, and leaves it to strangers to do this
for him. It seems almost unbelievable that one could
be so careless of his family's welfare.

Does such a one know that under the law of this
state his children might be left without a penny?
It is a fact.

Do not these \ ital personal matters deserve the same
careful thought and investigation that one gives to his
business?

The improvements in the methods of preserving
property and preventing the old financial tragedies
that so commonly befell widows and children are as
great as those developed in the business field. They
are centered in the modern trust company, and the
facts are available to everyone who will ask for them.
Old-fashioned ways are as much out of place — and as
harmful — in one's private affairs as they are in one's
business.



Under a resolution of the Board of Public Works,
the Board of Supervisors has been urged to appro-
priate $485,000 from the recent sewer bond issue for
the construction of two sections of a storm drain
under .Memanv Boulevard.



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February



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(Continued from Page 15)

be a few weeks longer before the rest of the Highway
will be ready. The drives are paved with red gravel
base and have a two-inch surface of asphalt concrete.

De Young Memorial Museum

THE Board of Trustees of the M. H. de Young
Memorial Museum has advertised for bids for the
new unit to the building, which was described in the
December issue of the Municipal Employee. Plans
and specifications are complete and the wrecking of
the old Egyptian unit and Royal Bavarian Palace are
about finished. The fine new structure will stand
immediately back of the entrance tower and will take
some months to complete.

Curator George H. Barron has announced that
the San Francisco Branch of the League of American
Pen Women will hold their annual Book Fair this
year at the Museum. Mrs. Frederick H. Colburn,
chairman of the committee in charge of the event,
states that the Fair will be open to the public be-
ginning February 17, and the show will end on March
17. Exhibits will include the de Young Museum's
collection of ancient seals and copy of the Rosetta
Stone ; the Sutro scrolls from the State Library ; the
rare Shakespeare folios from the San Francisco Public
Library; the Manley Hall Oriental book collection;
prize-winning books from prominent San Francisco
printers ; and a graphic arts display from one of the
big paper houses ; in addition to many other items of
great interest. A program of music and talks on books
will be given at 2:30 p. m. each Thursday during the
Fair. For the two weeks following the Book Fair
the artist members of the Pen Women's organiza-
tion will hold an exhibition of their paintings at the
Museum as they did last year.

Palace of the Legion of Honor

Two wonderful Christmas presents to the Califor-
nia Palace of the Legion of Honor were announced
by President Herbert Fleishhacker of the Board of
Trustees, but too late for mention in last month's
Municipal Employee. One gift consisted of seventy-
nine more of the rare and valuable Arthur Putnam
bronzes, mostly animal sculptures. The artist was a
former partner of M. Earl Cummings, of the Board of
Trustees of the Palace. The donor was Mrs. Alma
de Bretteville Spreckels, who gave the magnificent
l)uilding and many of the exhibits to the City, and
who is also a member of the Board.

The other gift was a deed to a million dollar art
collection of fifty-three great paintings, some period
furniture, and tapestries, given by Mrs. Henry K. S.
Williams, a native of San Francisco but now a resi-
dent of New York and Paris. The collection is in
the latter city and will remain in the possession of the
donor and Mr. Williams until their deaths. Mr. Wil-
liams also placed in trust with the National Bank of
Commerce in New York another $1,000,000 in secur-
ities, the income to be paid to him and Mrs. Williams
during their lives and afterwards for thirty years to
be used to add to the other art collection, which will
come to the California Palace of the Legion of Honor
at their deaths. In the five years following that period
the trust estate will be liquidated and both principal
and income be used to add to the collection, which
will be called the "Mildred A. Williams Collection."



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Playgrounds Plan



(Continued from Page 14)

Many of the children of San Francisco are occupied
these days in writing songs about San Francisco's
playgrounds. There is a contest on for the best play-
ground song. Already numerous verses have been
received, but it is not too late to submit a lyric, because
the contest does not close until March 23.

The work of the Music Department not only




Chinese Girls' Quartette — four sisters. Left to right — May Y.
Lee, Clara Y . Lee, Alice Y. Lee, Rosie Y. Lee

includes quartet, choral, harmonica bands, to}" sym-
phonies and glee clubs, but the presenting of operettas
as well. The splendid foundation built b}^ this depart-
ment, through its service last year under the able
direction of Mrs. Marie V. Foster, assures a far greater
success for this year's and future activities.



Senator Phelan Re-elected President of
Playground Commission



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Purchasers of Live Stock, Liberal Advances on

Consignments

Beef, Calves, Sheep and Hogs Bought or

Slaughtered on Commission

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Office and Abattoir

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Telephones: Mission 6975, Mission 991



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Former Senator James D. Phelan on January 10,
was re-elected President of the San Francisco Play-
ground Commission at the annual meeting held in
City Hall. Mrs. Sigmund Stern was re-elected vice-
president. The following committees were appointed :

Finance, Constant J. Auger (chairman), George
Hearst and Daniel C. Murphy; Play, Mrs. Sigmund
Stern (chairman). Miss Alicia Mosgrove and Con-
stant J. Auger; Grounds, John McLaren (chairman),
Mrs. Sigmund Stern and George Hearst; Camp, Miss
Alicia Mosgrove (chairman), Constant j. Auger and
John McLaren.

Six new playgrounds and seven new schoolyard
playgfrounds were opened last year, according to the
annual report of Miss Josephine D. Randall, Super-
intendent. The plavgrounds had an approximate at-
tendance of 3,679,258 during 1928.

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Drugs, Chemicals and Druggists' Sundries

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Funeral Directors



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(Continued from Page 8)

amendment during the campaign, but owing to the
size of the ballot and the big general "No" vote,
coupled with no expenditure of money in advocating
the measure, it went down to defeat. Of course it
was not understood by the voters, or it would have
received their approval because of its fairness. How-
ever, the unfair situation can be remedied by ordi-
nance, and it is our hope that the Supervisors will
attend to same in the coining budget.

During the last year we have had several skirmishe.s
with the Civil Service Commission, and not in every
instance have we been able to prevail upon these
gentlemen to coincide with our point of view. We
feel, however, that we are getting acquainted, and may
carry off a decision or two some of these sunny Cali-
fornia days. Anyway, our president is an optimist in
this respect. If you want to get a rise out of Syl, ask
him about that bookkeepers' e.xamination.

We are still waiting, not patiently, for wage adjust-
ments, but the Finance Committee of the Board of
Supervisors and the Board itself are still hanging their
hats on the standardization hat rack. It is sure a con-
^•enient old rack, but it is all worn out. Guess they
will play with it though until it goes in the wake of
the old "one-hoss shay." The Civil Service Com-
mittee of the Board of Supervisors, the Civil Service
Commission and the "Board of E.xperts" are wrestling
desperately with the classification schedule and appar-
enth' determined to continue without due regard to
procedure as laid down in the act and agreed upon at
the time the piece of legislation was framed. Wf
might as well let them play with it a few month;'
longer, and then have to do it all over again, because
they wish to follow their own procedure rather than
that prescribed in the law. In the meantime the hat
rack may become dust. We are anxiously awaiting
an opinion from the Cit}' Attorney on this point. Our
case has been submitted in a brief bj- our attorney,
Theodore Johnson, and we are willing to rest on it.

We have communicated with all officials dealing
with the taking over of the Spring Valley Water Com-
pany properties relative to wages to be paid those
employees. We are insisting that thej' be paid simi-
lar wages for similar work in comparison with em-
ployees now working for the city. This is only fair,
and we expect that our request will be met at the



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