Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 4, 1962 · 15
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 15

Oakland, California
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Wednesday, April 4, 1962
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; 'i Dan o o o The Queen and the Drone : The humiliation may be more than 1 can endure:' Yesterday; they held the contest, to select the' . 1962 queen for the California Spring Garden and Home Show and. for some obscure reason T was. chosen as a judge. The mimeographed fact sheet they sent out said the judging would be at' 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch for. the queen and j her court and the judges. ' v " . i It's my -own fault, of course, because I read it wrong: It said simple spring cotton frocks, high heels, white gloves optional for judging." You can imagine how ridiculous I felt when I clattered up in high heels and optional gloves and discovered it was the CONTESTANTS who were supposed to dress that way! , . ,ir . f And if that weren't enough, I spilled some coffee on my fcodice when another judge came tip and whispered that I was getting his vote despite ; my bad knees.. Y He was a real joker. It was all I could do to keep from -hitting him with my handbag. But seriously, and for goodness sake this is a serious subject, choosing a beauty queen from among nine finalists is no easy job. Executives get ulcers facing big deci-. sions, but yesterday's contest was based on "charm; poise, personality and appearance,? You take two girls who are both 38-23-37 and make a choice based on charm and personality and you're a real decision maker. It's all you fan do to even think about personality. Anyway, a skilled queen contest judge never lets these silly requirements get in the way of making the right choice. Normally there's a point in the judging where the girls come out in bathing suits. You simply decide along with the other judges which girl you'd most like to go swimming with at night, on a South Seas island, even if you can't swim and there's your queen. - But yesterday there was no .bathing suit category. It was not only a bitter disappointment for the judges but called for sheer skill. ' - y 0 O V 0 . ; '' : v ! r .. We made the choice. Three young boule-vardiers Al Helmso of KTVU, Bob Dunn of KFRC and myself and after the interviews we came away feeling ancient. "Girls of 18 to 20 like sports cars, skiing, want a husband who will be ambitious and a good provider and look upon contest judges the way they look on their fathers. The queen for this year's Garden Show is Charlyn Robinson, a real beauty who while only 18 displayed an alarming dislike for sports cars. She's tall and has a little trouble getting in and out. Another alarming thing is that she wants her husband when she finds him to have inner qualities, be quiet and 'kind. There was nothing said about his being able to provide, AH theTontestants were- cuties. Carol Crosbyw " I also 18, is studying to Contra Costa College. Was it because you worked in a dentist's office in Orinda last summer, Carol, that you got to like dental hygiene? .. "It was because of the dentist." Donna Valador has lived all her life on a ranch near Madera. City boys, she admitted, "drink too much. They don't know how to enjoy life." What do you do on the farm? "Hayrides." You realize this sort of interviewing is facetious, but how else does one determine a girl's personality and poise in 10 minutes? Donna is majoring in veterinary medicine because she likes dogs , and , cats. At home she has 18 cats. , ' : Terry Kelly is 18,. a freshman at Santa Clara where they just admitted coeds. "There are 14 boys to every girl," she said. But this means a date every Friday night, -doesn't it? "Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday." ' ; . Of all the contestants the most well-rounded (now, now I didn't mean it THAT way) was Anne Lapeyre, 20, who skis because sl& was raised in Sun Valley but who gets along vmb only six pair of stretch ski 'pants, who went Colorado two years before coming to Cal, who models professionally, teaches ice skating, majors in French and international relations , and likes stimulating intel-- lectual discussions. - A real beauty. But when asked what she's looking for in a husband she said a good physique was important. We judges looked at eachx other and decided, gosh, girls judge men the way men judge girls on the really important things. . . - Entrance Examinations Set at Maritime The Jourth of five entrance examinations will be given by the California Maritime Academy at Vallejo at 9 a.m; Saturday. , '' ' 5 No fees, appointments v or other prior arrangements are necessary to take the test . High school, graduates, In- eluding those who will gradu - ; ADduo ( - - r v -A Y 1 ,y J 1 'A i mf " "' KILL FISET be a . dental hvgienist at ate this-year,- are -eligible. Upon admission on Aug. 13, candidates must be at least 17 years of age but not yet 22 and never have been mar ried. ' . .. . Further information may be obtained by writing The Dean, California Maritime Academy, 'P.O. Box 1392, Vallejo. Academy Bay Barrier Site Stirs No Announcement On Project Made By U.S. Engineers By DAVE HOPE Amid ; official silence, re ports from Washington today indicate that a proposed Sacramento River dam at Chipps sland, at the upper end of Suisun Bay, two miles down stream from Pittsburg, is the best of seven Bay barriers studied by Army Engineers on their, Bay scale model at Sausalito. V " There are also reports that a barrier from Roberts Landing, San Leandro, to Sierra Point, San Mateo County, was ranked first among south Bay barriers studied. And there is also a hint that none of the barriers considered would be advisable. There was no official con firmation of any of the re ports. Engineers here said they have not made any rec ommendations in a report on their five-year studies which they said has been forwarded to Washington. , NOT RECEIVED' In Washington, Army engi neers headquarters said the report has not been received A spokesman for the San Francisco district engineers office said that no official announcement can be expected before late in June or July The district report is being studied by the regional office and in Washington, and is then subject to review by the Chief Engineer and the Corps Rivers and Harbors Board be fore going to the Secretary of the Army and Congress. Along the way it would be re ferred to state and local agen cies, and public comment would be invited. The Chipps Island barrier was favored in a 1955 report by state engineers to the State Water Project Authority. Suggested at that time was an earthfiii structure with navigation, flood control, and fishway facilities in the main channel. - ' . Four navigation locks would be cut through Chipps Island on the north side of the channel, and a low levee, 18,000 feet long, would be built across Chipps and Van Sickle Islands to -high ground west of Collinsville. Two years later consulting engineers turned thumbs down on all barrier proposals and . recommended the Bie- mond Plan, . devised by a Dutch engineer, for a system of channels and aqueducts to carry fresh water through the Delta Region. NOT YET STUDIED Army engineers have not studied the iemond Plan. The Bay scale model does not include4he Delta Region. mi it. t r The south Bay barrier re portedly ranking high might be valuable for reducing tidal action, minimizing spring floods and lowering the shore line to lower the cost of reclamation. The route, from Roberts Landing at the foot of Lewell-ing Blvd., to Sierra .Point, south of Candlestick Cove on the peninsulan would be"&t the location .being considered for a possible new vehicular crossing. It is indicated that the bar rier would not completely block off the lower part of the Bay. Gates would be provided to allow Bay water to flow in and out of the pool, to prevent it from becoming stagnant. Locks would be provided for ship passage. OTHER LOCATIONS In addition to these, the engineers have studied other barrier locations: Dillon Point in Carquinez Straits, two miles upstream from the Carquinez Bridge and two miles downstream from Martinez. 2 At . Point San Pablo, between San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, two miles north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. 3 The Reber Plan. First of the barrier proposals, this would include a northern dam from Point "Castro to Point San Quentin, a southern dam from the mouth of the Oakland Estuary to Rincon Hill in San Francisco, and a dam across the Oakland waterfront, r : r- 4 The Savage Plan, a modification, of the Reber Plan. This would move the north dam to a line between Point Richmond and Tiburon; the Eastbay dam to the middle of the Bay, in line with Treasure Island; and the south dam from Yerba Buena Island to Rincon Hill. - 5 A south bay barrier parallel to the Dumbarton Bridge. f Speculation WEDNESDAY, J III: ' J 0- l ' CHARLYN ROBINSON IS GARDEN SHOW. QUEEN Brunette chosen to reign over Oakland event Concord Girl to Reign. As Ga rden Show Queen Pretty' Charlyn Robinson, 18, freshman student at Diablo Valley College, will reign as queen of the 30th- annual California i Spring' Garden Show from. April -28-May 6' at the Oakland Exposition Building. t A panel of newspaper columnists, TV and radio personalities chose her from a field of nine campus beauties from Bay Area colleges and univer sities at Hotel Leamington yesterday. 2 Calif. Fugitives Nabbed After Escape in Mississippi Two California men one an escaped killer vyho had vowed to kill; four, Santa Rosa residents have, been captured by Meridian, Miss., police after an intensive manhunt. Arthur (Ace) Carnine, 30, and Carroll K. Peterson, 45, were-originally- arrested Sunday by Mississippi authorities after they were stopped for a traffic violation and recognized'. -They escaped Monday by smashing a jail door. Thetwo were recaptured last night as they were walking along a railroad track near Meridian. Carnine, convicted of a 1952 murder of a Santa Rosa clothier, escaped from the Vaca-ville Medical Facility last POINT SAN PABLO BARRIER . . . SMMAT0 LOCATIONS FOR PROPOSED BAY BARRIERS STUDIED BY ARMY ENGINEERS J' Unconfirmed reports If APRIL 4, 1962 ; 2 15 Later the queen and her cburt of collegians were pre sented at the annual Garden Show luncheon of the Advertising Club of . Oakland at Mitch's Restaurant. H6ward Kerrigan, show president and a group of directors, including George Oakes, Miss Komiko Fujii of Hay ward and .Michael Tilles Of Alameda, attended- The queen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson of 1124 Carey prive, Concord. c" - - ' ' ; February. He. had vowed to kill two Santa Rosa attorneys and two police officials whom he blamed for his imprisonment. Peterson'" is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and writing bad checks, v . Model Insane When Baby Slain Toni Wahlen, 23:waV legally insane when she stabbed her new-born son to death in Sausalito last Dec. 15. -.Marin County Superior Judge Richard M. Sims so ruled yesterday when he released her on condition she entered Langley Porter Clinic and treatment for 90 days at least. PINOLE DILLON POINT HARRIER REBER PLAN PIEDMONT OAKLAND 'J oSAN LEANDRO . SAN LQ&ENZO bat Wm ALVARADO DUMBARTON BARRIER say Chipps Island and South D.A. Action in Emervvi City Government Critics Oppose Delay in Probe George Goodman, chairman of the Emeryville League for Better Government, has de manded that Dist. Atty. ,J, Frank Coakley proceed at once with an investigation into what Goodman calls "the un savory situation existing in our town." Coakley had announced that an mvesugation into alleged misconduct of two Emeryville officials would continue but that no action would be forthcoming until after . the April 10 city election. "Rumors, charges and coun ter-charges have occurred be fore in Emeryville on. the eve of elections,", the district attorney said, "and after the political situation settled, nobody was willing to pursue the charges." Involved in the rumors of irregularities, in office are fromer City Engineer Julius Lucoff, who has resigned, and Police Chief John Doyle, who retired last Saturday after 35 years of city service. Goodman's letter said the District Attorney's attituds is a deterrent to the drive for improved government. .. He denied his group is seek ing to use the district attor ney's office for political pur poses. " Ebell Society OKs Meeting Hall Gift Pact The Ebell Society, oldest women s cultural group west of the Mississippi, voted to give up to $100,000 to the Oak: land Park Department to complete the master plan for the Garden Center in Lakeside Park. Thiyote, taken yester day afternoon, was 35 to 32. This would provide the so. ciety with a meeting hall on a nonexclusive basis for four Tuesday and one Friday meet ings a month. It could be used by other organizations when not occupied by the women's group. The old Ebell Hall on Harrison Street was destroyed by fire in 1959 and the land sold Since then ' the society has been paying $1,000 a year for a meeting place in the Gar den Center. The Internal Revenue Serv' ice advised the club that such a donation of funds, accrued mroughsuTaiicetJoliciesnd sale of ihfpand; would not .af fect the society s taar exempt status. Since the plan is not a lease but a 25-year "gut and agree ment" contract with the Park Department it will not require approval , of the City Council Chester Caldecott, attorney for the Ebell Society, will meet with the . city attorney within a few 8'ays to complete the agreement. CHIPPS ISLAND BARREP CONCORD WALNUT CREEK C&NVU1S Sought He M I - r - HAYWARO MLir Bay dams rate high Probes-Dea He Sac Councilman Robert L. . Osborne today opened a personal investigation of a Bancroft Ave. rezoning deal that he himself pushed through the Oakland city council in 1960. A citizen complaint against a proposal for a service station at 77th Ave., on the new Bancroft Ave. Parkway revived an old controversy last night. A city manager's hearing on a Wil-shire' Oil Company applica tion for a station permit was held this morning. We are all familiar with this situation, Osborne de clared last night. "It is a peculiar situation and I don't like it. The Wilshire Oil Com pany is involved, the purchas er of the property is involved, and many of his friends. I ask the city manager to hold up action until I have a chance to look into it." The. council ordered a two-week delay. LUNCHEON GUEST Osborne said he was a euest of the oil company at a lunch eon recently and said several people who were involved in the purchase of the Bancroft Ave. lot attended. "I don' like the looks of it," he said. I have been opposed to this deal from its inceptidn," Os borne added. v- City records do not bear out that statement. Osborne made the motion on Dec. 22, 1960, that approved a zoning change for the property which permits its use for a service station. It carried by a 7-2 vote with the then councilman John C. Houlihan and the late Glenn.E. Hoover opposing. REBUILDING PROJECT Over the past several years the city has been rebuilding Bancroft Ave. into a parkway at a cost of some $6 million Original plans were to reserve the area for residential us e banning the strip commercial development that has oc curred on parallel Foothill Blvd. and East 14th St On Sept. 22 1960, Don Mi ghetto, operator bf a janitorial service firm, bought two piece of surplus property from the city at 77th and Bancroft The property was zoned for multiple housing. REZONING REQUEST Two months later, Mighet- to asked the city planning commission to r e z o q e the property to commercial, an nouncing he planned to build a service station. Although the planning staff: strongly disapproved the request, warning it would break the ban on commercial development of Bancroft Ave., the commission approved the change, 4-2. Mighetto won council ap proval after stating he planned to build a branch office for his janitorial supply firm on the property, but wrangling between Houlihan and Osborne continued for two months. Houlihan charged that the zoning change- boosted the value of the property 70 per cent. He called this "scandalous" and demanded an investigation which metely upheld the legality of the proceedings. STRONG PROTESTS Mighetto's sale of the. prop erty to the oil company brought the service station back-into the picture, rousing strong protests from owners of neighboring property. No move toward building was made until the permit .appli cation was filed last week. Lewis Vucinich, 7624 Krause Ave., in the service station site neighborhood, alerted the council to today s hearing. He and Hal Spiers, 2435 77th Ave., protested at the hearing that the station win increase traffic congestion and charged it will be incompatible with the residential area.. DESIGN PLEDGE Representatives of the Wil shire Oil Co. noted that the property js properly zoned for a service station. They pledge that the station will be de signed to blend with the neighborhood. James H. Ouinn, staff as sistant to the city mamager and hearing officer, deferred a decision until after Osborne' probe. Osborne did not attend. the hearing. The heated controversy over the, rezoning developed a new council policy on surplus prop erty sales. City officials are now required to determine whether a zoning change is desirable, and to make the change before, the sale. Under this procedure, any increase in value benefits the city rather, than the " buyer. ilnrlan Icea f - yr - I - i - ; V EDWARD H.RUSS; School official retires City School S Aide to Retire On April 30 ' ' "- Edward H, Russ, 70, will retire April 30 as director of Architecture ' and ' Engineering for the Oakland Public. Schools. ; Russ, who guided the plan-, ning and construction of Oakland's $40 million school building program, came to the Oakland Schools in 1935 as an architectural draftsman. He was appointed to nis present post in November, 1955 less then a year before Oakland voters approved the massive school building program. A native of Newman, Calif., he served 'with the Army Corps of Engineers from 1916 to 1919, worked as an architectural draftsman for several San Francisco firms and had his own practice in Berkeley from 1928 to 1934,. He lives at 105 Van Ripper Lane in Orinda. . CHABOT CAMPUS Expansion For College Gets Nod SAN LEANDRO The gov erning board of the South County Junior College District last night expressed gen eral approval of a plan pro viding for an enrollment of 2,000 students at Chabot Col lege. ; Chabot College now has a enrollment of 1,300 students. The plan calls for new courses, expansion of the library and rental, of facilities for offices, laboratories and the recreation and athletic programs. It also provides for a com plete intercollegiate athletic., program in football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis, wrestling, golf : and swim ming. Shops in the Hayward Union High School district would be rented for the technical-voca tional program. The budget considered by the board one of four al ternates calls for expenditures of 11,636,427. This' indicates a tax rate of 38.5 cents fiye cents lower than the present rate. - f 'A' ' 111 l Durned nusoand Leaps to Death George Northern, 19 and his bride of less than a year, Betty, 16, were attempting to straighten out their broken marriage. As they walked and talked in San Francisco they quarreled some more. Suddenly Northern leaped off the Mission St viaduct He landed 50 feet below on an Alemany Blvd. traffic island. He died at 5 a.m. today in Mission Emergency Hospital. - The Northerns were married in Kansas last July and mbved to San Francisco in February. They separated three weeks ago. Mrs. Northern said she was goinj to divorce him. , They met yesterday to talk things over. ,

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