1945: Army Hears Evidence About Breakwater (5)

…from the “Half Moon Bay Review,” 1945

“Walter Rhode, traffic manager of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, also developed this point [see part 4 below] and presented the endorsement of his organization. Coast Guard officers withheld comment, but revealed that the air-sea rescue service now maintained at Princeton may be permanent and would be susceptible of improvement by building the breakwater.

“E.A. Holgerson, secretary of the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce, outlined the support given by other cities and communities, while Granville Browning of the Burlingame chamber predicted a huge new market for fish in increased Peninsula population in coming years.

“Speaking briefly were Supervisor Alvin Hatch and County Assessor Martin Flynn who mentioned the accrual of taxes possible to the county through the fishing industry and the unfreezing of tax lands through home development. Bert Weide of the county engineer’s office presented data and charts on erosion control.

“Among those present were civic and commercial officials of Monterey.

“……Among the afternoon speakers were John Kyne, local farmer, Frank Pavelek, Soil Conservation Service, George N. Keyston, local grain and livestockman, who had representatives from the San Mateo Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Youth Activities, all of whom gave very interesting and beneficial talks in favor of the proposal.”


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