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ballot for official flower - at in By DAVE HOPE Undaunted by the fiasco of a...
at in By DAVE HOPE Undaunted by the fiasco of a contest to choose an official flower for the City of Oakland directors of the California Spring , Garden and Home Show have come up with a new idea, j v They want to hold a contest to choose the official flower for the City of Oakland. - This la proposed in a leuer addressed to the city council by John L Hennessy, secre tary-treasurer of the First District Agricultural Associa tion, which sponsors the Gar den Show, An-asxute personage, ions . ..... M experienced in public rela tions. Hennessy has some ideas for checks, balances, and safeguards to keep proposed Garden Show con test from getting fouled up, The original contest . is slightly confused. It was conducted by the City Park Department last May. The people were asked to vote, and the flower winning the contest was supposed to be it Out of that contest came recommendation for the Chrysantemum. This sounded OK to the city council until someone noted the Dahlia had won the con test by a margin of more Dog Is Termed Deadly Weapon HOLLYWOOD, June A movie studio truck driver was booked today on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon his dog. David Gofstein, 32, said he was walking his German shep herd on a leash when Albert Sanders, 20, a Marine sta tioned at Camp Pendleton, stopped to pet the animaL Gofstein told police: "I didn't like the way he handled my dog." Witnesses said Gofstein urged his dog to attack San ders, police reported. Sanders suffered cuts on the upper right arm and chest The dog was ordered kept in quarantine at home, than 2 to 1 over the Chrysan themum, "... This was no case of mis taken identity. Even the city hall gardener, who has missed 100 per cent on political predictions, knows the difference between a dahlia and a chrysanthemum. - - , ; . And counciimen are ex tremely conscious of the value of a vote. DELAYED 3 WEEKS So the Park Department contest was held up for three weeks. No one is quite sure why, unless it's for a recount but certain councumen don't think much of mums. Gardener Bob Osborne, for example, says he can't make thefthem grow. He prefers pe tunias. And mortician Frank YoueU says 'mums, drip petals on expensive carpets. So Hennessy may find the councilman strewing his path with flowers. No roses, please. (Thorns.) He proposes a special ex hibit at the Garden Show next Aprils "which would' include all thei flowers that anyone could possibly advocate as an official flower." RASH OFFER This is a rash offer. Despite his prominence in the world of horticulture, Mr. Hennessy doesn't realize the multiplicity of blooms he invites. There were two votes in the Park Department contest for skunk cabbage. (It does, too, have a flower: Webster says it has a cowl-shaped, brownish purple spathe. which is a pair of bracts, enclosing an influores-cence, and you don't hear anything more ' flowery than that) Arrangements would be made for visitors to the Garden Show, to ballot for their choice. Hennessy said. This involves a bit of segregation, but not offensively so. Oakland residents presumably identified by paid tax bills, or used "Houlihan for Mayor" cards would be allowed to cast official votes. Votes by residents of other citiesnvould be advisory only, something like those cast In the Park Department contest "Further," says Hennessy; "and in order to eliminate any question regarding the validity of the results, it is proposed that the entire program be done under the direction of a - duly accredited certified public accounting firm." He isn't going to get trapped on a fast count like the Park Department got no sir. 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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 25 Jun 1961, Sun,
  3. Page 28

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