Edward Clawiter Dies:

Edward H. Clawiter, prominent rancher, civic leader and businessman from Mt. Eden died today after a short illness. His wife Annie S. Clawiter preceded him in death the previous year, they having been married in 1877. Mr. Clawiter is one of the last of Alvarado’s pioneers having been born in the Union City portion of Alvarado on November 27, 1852. (His sister, Union Clawiter, was the first while child born in Union City/Alvarado on August 7, 1851.)

The Oakland Tribune, February 2, 1943

More Donors for Observation Post:

The loyalty of Alvarado people in donating labor and money with which to buy lumber, etc. for the Tower for the Observation Post is appreciated. The following donation of cash were received this week:

Alvarado Eagles, $20 Manuel S. Hendricks, $5 Edward Fantuzzi, $2
Hellwig Meat Company, $10
A.A. Lee, 2 Gallons of
Paint & $10
Ted Harvey, $5

The Alvarado Pioneer, February 5, 1943

Richard C. Kennedy Dies:

Richard Charles Kennedy, prominent rancher and vegetable grower of Hayward and Alvarado died at Providence Hospital in Oakland Thursday night, January 28th. Mr. Kennedy was given high marks as a vegetable gardener and was a Director on the Board of the Alvarado Vegetable Growers Association.

The Alvarado Pioneer, February 5, 1943

Ensign Wasley:

James Carroll Wasley Jr., son of Principal James Wasley of Alvarado Grammar School, and Mrs. Wasley, has received his commission as ensign in the U.S. Naval Services.

The Oakland Tribune, February 11, 1943

Wrong Number?

Memory plays tricks with telephone numbers! Result? Wrong number reached, inconvenience to somebody, delay for you and nobody helped. When in doubt, please look in the telephone directory first. That helps you, helps others and helps telephone people to do a better job for you.

Smith Street, Alvarado. Telephone ALVARADO 20.

The Alvarado Pioneer, February 12, 1943


The Andrada Brothers of Alvarado prize Holstein, “Bessie” produced 62.2 pounds of butterfat for the month. Bessie was the second best producer in Southern Alameda County.

The Oakland Tribune, February 18, 1943

Alvarado Observation Tower:

Frank Machado is chief observer assisted by Manuel P. Rose and Charles Baird. The ladies section is led my Mrs. Corinne Munger and Miss Flora McKeown. Captains appointed are:

Alvarado Tower Captains:

Frank Machado Manuel Silva Manuel P. Rose
Charles Baird Manuel B. Garcia Ernie Machado
Mrs. Corinne Munger Mrs. Joseph Lewis Miss McKeown
Mrs. Angie Vargas Mrs. Mabel Rodgers Mrs. Lenore Silva
Mrs. George Hocking    

Hours served on the Tower:

Charles Gonsalves, 128 Hilda Allegre, 185 W.B. Emery, 211
Manuel Garcia, 222 Patricia Hill, 120 Marion Hocking, 138
Joseph Jacinto Sr., 194 Joseph Jacinto, Sr., 150 Clara Jacinto, 108
Sally Logan, 162 Manuel Lemos, 204 Bobby Lemos, 224
Stanley Lewis, 247 Aurora Lewis, 249 Isabel Martin, 277
Corinne Munger, 290 Wallace McKeown, 238 Flora McKeown, 125
Frank Pinto, 377 Antoinette Pinto, 182 Manuel Rose, 218
Joseph A. Rose, 262 Mabel Rogers, 218 Joseph Roderick, 112
John Silva, 198 Manuel F. Silva, 109 Mrs. L.E. Silva, 109
Bob Wasley, 101    

More Donors for the Observation Tower:

Ramiro Machado, $1.50 Gene I Rapiz, $2 Nilon Silva, $1
Joe Ricamonte, $1 Joseph Tobilog, $1 A.P. Delfin, $1
M.N. Reontoy, $1 D. Varvaling, $1 Felix Diangson, $1
C. Biete, $1
D. Mogalit, $1
 Manuel E. Perry, $2.50
A. Regalado, $3
P.C. Hansen Lumber Co., $22.90  

Volunteers Needed During These Hours:

Monday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am.
Tuesday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am.
Wednesday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am.
Thursday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am
Friday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am
Friday: 2:00 pm to 6 pm.
Friday: 10:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Friday: 2:00 am to 6:00 am.
Saturday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am.
Sunday: 6:00 am to 10:00 am.

The Alvarado Pioneer, February 19, 1943

Joaquin Vargas House For Sale:

For sale in Alvarado: $1,200

House of five rooms and lot, owned by Joaquin Vargas, located near the Dekidos residence on V Street. Apply to Joaquin Vargas Furniture Store, 627 Main Street, Hayward.

The Alvarado Pioneer, February 19, 1943

Victory Garden:

The tightening of the food supply of the nation, particularly a probably shortage in fresh vegetables and berries, make imperative an extension of the Victory Home Garden program in this area was the announcement made by T.O. Morrison, county farm advisor.

Ben Koontz, superintendent of the Holly Sugar mill in Alvarado, and a resident of Castro Valley, has been selected as the advisor in our area.

The Oakland Tribune, February 23, 1943