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U-Boat threat World War II, week by week

May 16, 1943 Telegram-Tribune

May 16, 1943 Telegram-Tribune

March 16, 1943
One of the many problems to be solved during the war was that of the German U-Boats. They threatened to choke off the sea-lanes between North America and Britain. Without advances in technology and tactics the war would not be won. Germany claimed they were starting the biggest sea blitz of the war.

In San Luis Obispo plans were made to cover the old railroad station in stucco in an attempt to match the new station being built according to K.C. Ingram assistant to the president of Southern Pacific. “The old station will be used for railroad offices and the gables will not be removed in the interest of light and space. The old station was not designed to carry the weight of a tile roof but it will be made thoroughly presentable,” Ingram said. Apparently pseudo Mission style was the goal rather than historical preservation. One person’s old and dilapidated is another’s historic landmark. The old building would eventually be demolished.

On a vote of 4 to 1 the San Luis Obispo city council agreed to put before the voters a ballot measure granting P.G. &E. the franchise for all power rights in San Luis Obispo for a period of 35 years. The utility agreed to pay $5,000 and one-half percent of gross income in the city for the franchise.

A fight at a Santa Margarita bar resulted in the death of 18-year-old J.D. Martin. A cowboy from the Carrizo Plains (then spelled Carisa) was being held.

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