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OaklandTribuncWednesdayJulyllSSl g 29 - Srom now on. as far tho Or dahlia. Oakland City Council is concerned, mum's , the word on the, subject of an official city .( flower,. ,., And that doesn't mean chrysanthemum. " . ing in a contest .that, dWt smell exactly like a ' rose. More like a chrysanthemum, which was declared tile winner, although the dahlia -got the most votes. . v.; ver, whose rhetoric was developed as a professor at Mills College where he couldn't use cuss words, was at his eloquent best last night. getting into this mess at all," he declared. "We have been getting along very well without an official flower up to the year 1961. problems and that we are making ourselves ridiculous." "Do you want to move to table?" suggested Mayor John C. Houlihan. "I do," declared everybody voted yes, quick. Before that, Carl Lundvall, chairman of the official flow-er selection committee of the Park Department. ; n y ; He hinted darkly that, the dahlia voters had been gJTPSd but did not deny rumors, that; theyJiad-alerted their- forrts- It means that by a 9-0 vote, the council last night tabled all further consideration of the official flower controversy that has been under way Eastbay Dahlia Society, had It appears to me that this Hoover. "I second." stated protested against the contest for two long years,' culminate Councilman Glenn E. Hoo "I see wftjiistifiratfon for I iingiifyK mwf wfiEtity 1 Councilman Bob Mckccn. And to sort of stuff the ballot box Council Soft Pedals In ... " r - ' ' -v- '-j-f' . , . - " - rnnriiinM hv th flaHanrt

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 19 Jul 1961, Wed,
  3. Page 29

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