Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on January 22, 1963 · 11
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 11

Oakland, California
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Tuesday, January 22, 1963
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1 So some days things just go wrong. Last week I ran the little item that Leo Gutierrez was made chairman of the Livermore Recreation District and said it was a good choice because he had 12 kids. Then came the curt note from Leo saying I should use "exact facts the number is 11 and not 12." My usually reliable source miscounted, but wouldn't you think that Instead of complaining" Leo would just keep trying? ... o ooo . Twenty years ago Ralph Pedersen was aboard a dredger barge In ttoJJouthJPadfk maddeningly slow vpyage to Christmas Island for construction work. Aboard the ' " " barge was an old hand-crank I ' - . . phonograph with only one rec- ord a one-sided single of "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight," one of the first recordings of a young BIU FISET group of girls called the King Sisters. " . -j "It was a life saver," Pedersen recalls. "We played that record night and day and soon realized the grooves were wearing - out, so rationed our only music to after dinner in the evening." Pedersen is nowa Sausalito fireman and just learned Yvonne King lives in...Orinda.He-3VJOte.het..a.touching fan letter, 20 years late, and asked for a copy of the song for sentimental reasons. The King Sisters-have long since lost the arrangement, and goodness knows where any of the old singles is, but this week Yvonne is sending Pedersen something as good aft invitation to see - the King Sisters in person when-they start their next -engagement at Harrah's Tahoe in March. 1 0 0 0 0 Speaking of show biz, Tony Curtis filmed his new movie, J"40 Pounds of Trouble," around Lake Tahoe and " A" Dog s Life H IsHappyne By ROBERT ft. HOLTON , WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP)-Ten years ago, Mike McGarvey icatedhjjJUfe to bringing a - little more sunshine into the twilight years cf the aged. Today he has SO guests at his retirement residence here known as Bide-A-Wee Home. Should a guest complain, McGarvey is by his side in a matter of minutes, patting his head with one hand and offering a biscuit in the other. More -oflen-than-noU- the prob-' lem will be solved and the guest will bark with satisfaction. rhat'xxightr-bark, - . All the guests are dogs. McGarvey is in charge of the kennel which began the "old-age pension plan for dogs" a decade ago. Three years ago, there were but 10 aged guests in the residence long with about 100 other, dogs taken there to be placed l or adoption. - "The dogs we take in under. the old-age pension plan are of an age equivalent to an aged human t being," McGarvey said, "many of them have heart trouble, need special diets and .require constant care and supervision." - As in the case f humans,-McGarvey said, dogs are living long- . er. Their diets have been improved and their ailments are being cured. - . Bide-a-wee is a nonprofit organization subsisting on fees paid for adopted animals, public donations and funds from a large pet ceme- Jery in Wantagh, N.Y. The organ ization has a home in Manhattan, one in Wantagh and one in West- hampton. 1 : Only the Westhampton home caters to aged dogs. Why would people put a dog in such a home? "Sometimes the dogTameiothe-family when the children were growing up. Then the kids go off to school and the dog is no longer thought about," McGarvey said. "So. rather than neglect the dog, the owners bring him here and pay $300 a year to enter him in the pension plan which covers all care and food. 'Sometimes, peopIezwiuVlogs move where they don't allow dogs and the dog is brought here to".' "live out his life." - - Are the home's residents hap- "py- "Well, they don't talk, but it's not too hard to tell a dog is happy '-when he wags his tail and licks at , your hand when you pet him and"-feed him. I think they are happy" McGarvey said. - 7 . Tony Lema Revisits "included some footage shot in Harrah's, so a special screening was set up for last weekend at the lake with Curtis and his girl friend, Christine Kaufmann, on hand. Gene Evans, Harrah's chief publicist, learned at the last minute the scenes filmed inside, the club had been edited out of the movie and left on the cutting room floor. "Sorry," shrugged Stan Margulies, of the production staff, "that's show biz." "Sorry we had to cancel your room for tonight," shrugged Evans. "That's hotel biz." 1 0 000 ' If you're among the fans still heart-broken because the Gianty didn't win the World Series you can renew your anguish. The Giants' own color, movies of the Series will run in Orinda at 7:30 Friday night at Pine Grove School and again at 11 a.m. Saturday at Orinda Theater, open to the public, dreamed up by Edith Scatena of the Pine Grove Parents' Club,' to raise money to grow grass on the school grounds. i And teen-agers still heart-broken because Dick Stewart's "Dance Party" was knocked off TV in the afternoon can take heart. It turns out Stewart can sing, has cut an album and even opens at New Facks in San Francisco next week. The night club will let teen-agers in. '.'. 0 0 0 0 Suburban housewives who dig the voice of Neil Allen, meanwhile, are in for heartbreak, too. Allen and his group are leaving the Oakland Inn for better things, quite possibly an engagement in Jim Stockman's Palm Springs Desert Inn. " . -' t- -: -: 0 0 0 0 ' V . " - Boys Club Tony Lema, one of the nation's most promising golf professionals, Monday told the 21st annual general meeting of the Oakland Boys Clubs, that the organization "filled a void" for him while he was growing up. Lema. a former member of the East Oakland Boys Club, was a special guest speaker at the meeting. He expressed his appreciation for that early association. More than 300 persons, in cluding Oakland Mayor John Houlihan, attended the event in the Leonard Meltzer Clubhouse, 920 24th St. Dudley rost, retired executive di rector of the Port of Oakland, was chairman of the meeting. New officers installed were Carl Dechow Jr., president; Robert L7 Del Rer first vice president; William A. Kettle-well, second vice president; Danilo Prodanovich, third vice president; Marvin Rosefield, treasurer; and Walter R. Schreiner, secretary. A highlight of the dinner meeting was the presentation of the Boys Clubs of America Silver Keystone" award to Jerome Rosefield in recognition of his outstanding serv ice to Oakland Boys Clubs activities. The award was made by E. L. McKenzie of San Francisco, regional director of Boys Clubs of America. Oakland attorney Bauer Kramer received the "Bronze Keystone" award for "long and devoted service." - "Man and Boy" awards were given to Donald Doten, Clifford D. Allen, Willie Os- burn, Stephen G. Herrick, Al bert C. Harlander, Ossian Carr, Raymond H. Miller, Pat rick E. Sweeney and Oakland Police Chief Edward M Toothman. Trevor Thomas, as acting president of the Pacifica Foundation, has been right in the center of the Wash ington investigation into KPFA and may have chosen the most modest title on record for the speech he gave -Sunday4n San Francisco's First Unitarian Church My Recent Trip, to Washington." ' Speaking of trips, you no doubt remember the recent London Week observance' in the Bay Area when people ,threw their names in a hopper for a free round-trip to London?-Well,-meetOakland's Cyrus Gordonrwho won and leaves with his wife in April all expenses paid. ' And Trader Vic is opening one of his restaurants in London soon if you can imagine the British trying their stewed mutton done with pineapple and as customary the new place will be furnished Polynesian style. The order for 200 chairs was placed by Trader Vic's Bill Seely and will be manufactured by the Pacific Rattan Furniture Company here in Oakland 0 0 0 0 In Pinole Mrs. Sylvia Patray bought some expensive trees and shrubs from a midwest nursery firm not long ago, planted them and pleaded for a representative to prune them for her No one showed up so Mrs. Patray pruned the trees - and shrubs herself. The other day she came home from shoDDing and found someone had pruned a second time, cuttingahe-plantingdown to a thirliheirforper-ize, so called the sherut, The sheriff's office turned up an amazing coincidence A block away Mrs. Milton Tucker had also purchased plants from the same firm and arranged to have hers Druned bv a local nurseryman: Mrs. Tucker's plants were pruned, as ordered, on the same afternoon Mrs. Patray's goi weir seconu lunumug STolne knows If there's a connection, but Mrs. Patray Port Trades Land for Coliseum The first step in a three- way property exenange - to provide a site for the Oakland- Alameda County Coliseum Complex was completed today- The Port of Oakland start ed the complicated deal by relinquishing two parcels. con taining 154 acres to the City of Oakland; The land is Iocat ed in the port industrial park across the Nimitz - Freeway fromthe coliseum area.- City officials will exchange the 154 acres for the 105-acre coliseum site, which is owned by the East Bay ' Municipal Utility District. In effect, the port is mak ing the site available to Coli seum Inc. as an outright gift because it will receive nothing in return for the 154 acres. In the event that the EBMUD site is not used for the coliseum, all properties will revert to their present owners. twmt ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 21. 1874 OAKLAN Q CALIFORNIA . TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1963 E 11 " r-sVS c flv I -w Winter Back on Gale Winds HAPPY CREW OF NEOPHYTE EATS CAKE IN HONOLULU AFTER 25-DAY TRANS-PACIFIC TRIP Lee Quinn (left) his wife, Mary Ann, Carol.Hope, seated, Giselle Mayer, Susan Bird, Jackie Miller i3 Happy tormy Jnding to Crossing Timber-rattling storms and a rapidly dwindling food supply plagued the 45-foot ketch Neophyte, her steeple-jack skipper and all-girl crew on their 2,300-mile voyage from Sausalito to Honolulu. The 25-day trip ended safely Monday , but the ship had to use engine power during the last 10 miles to make better speed. Hundreds of people waiting in the W a i k i k i Yacht Harbor greeted "the ketch as she glided into her first port since leaving the Bay Area on Dec. 27. HAPPY LANDING Waving happily from the Neophyte was her captain, Lee Quinn, 36, and his crew, Susan Bird, 20,. of Oakland; Giselle Mayer, 22,- of Sausalito; Carol Hope, a folk singer and model from Berkeley; and Jackie Miller;-24,7 an airline stewardess from Sausalito. Quinn was very happy with the trip and said his crew was eager to please, despite their lack of experience and sea skills. "I had to do almost everything myself," he noted, "But they were very cooperative." Quinn said the Neophyte ran into a squall seven days out of San Francisco and lost-a spreader on the main mast. He was forced to use the jib and mizzen sails for most of the trip. P.acif icjstorjnsJ)lw the ketch 100 miles off course on one occasion and 15 miles of f on another. " , Miss Bird, acting as a crew spokesman, said the food situation kept getting worse and worse. . Accountant Pleads Innocent to Charge ALAMEDA Mrs. Lena Louise Bostwick, 47-year-old lives at 2115 Murphy Drive ii Pinole and Mrs. Tucker lives at 2115 Dublin Drive. 0 0 0 0 And being on Alcatraz apparently hasn't cost Mickey Cohen his sense of humor. He's sending postcards to friends in Los Angeles saying, "Wish you were here " " ...... ...-I. ' - bookkeeper accountant, has pleaded innocent to a charge of grand theft from her employers two Alameda doctors who say their books are short $17,421. ... Municipal Court Judge Frederick M. Van Sicklen set Feb. 15 for preliminary examination of Mrs. Bostwick. She is charged with taking ' the money from Dr. Gerald Chea die and Dr. W. Shelby Oliver. Her bail 'was reduced from $3,150 to $2,100, but she is still m custody. , TIN CAN DIET" "We had no greens, no meat, no eggs and no milk during the last week or so. The but ter' also was' going rancid. We had to eat mostly: ouLof4ins she said. Quinn's : wife, Mary Ann, who was in Honolulu for surfing championships and gave her approval to the trip and crew was on hand to meet the FIREWORKS FOR BAYAREA- FROM NEVADA - Bay Area residents will witness a pyrotechnic display above the eastern horizon Wednesday night maybe. If the atmosphere continues to be as clear as it has been, six flares, carried aloft by rockets to an altitude of 56 miles above Tonopah, Nevada, will bewen here,-the Atomic Energy Commission has announced. The flares, each burning with an intensity of a million candlepowerpw ill be fired be tween 7 and 11 p.m. Wednesday -as part of an experiment to check long-distance visibility of high altitude tracking aids." Neophyte. She brought a cake along ' to celebrate her husband's birthday, spent at sea on Jan. 17. - - Asked" about ' the romantic angle, he commented: "Well, if you work for eight hours a day in an office with 20 beautiful girls, does your wife say when you come home, 'How was the romance at the office today?" Tribute To Negro Firemen By United Press International A full-bown blizzard plowed through the heart of the prairie states today under the ash of icy, gale-force winds. The blizzard swarmed into - central : and" southeast Nebraska behind winds of nearly 50 miles per hour. Temperatures whichhad struggled above zero overnight plunged again. Huge drifts mounted and schools were closed in both farm and urban com- munities. The U.S. Weather Bureau warned of a rapidly moving storm which would bring blizzard conditions to west and central Kansas, a cold wave from the Great Plains deen into Texas and Arkansas, and Arctic air as far south as the Gulf Coast. It was the latest of a pound-- ing succession of winter storms which have straddled the nation most of January. A total of 87 deaths were linked to the latest siege of bltterweather which began last weekend. The cold threatened disaster to Southern California crops for the ninth consecutive day. Temperatures were expected to drop to 28 in the California citrus belt where bitter weather has already been blamed for millions of dollars in crop damage. Nebraska's snows created zero visibility in many areas and the State Highway de partment urged motorists to stay off the roads. Northwest Iowa also got a piece of the storm and at least 40 schools were closed. The same storm unloaded afootof snow on Montana mountain passes and started a temperature slide which was expected to wind up at 30 below tonight. No weather cas ualties or school closings were reported in the winter - wise state. Two firemen, the first Negro officers in the Oakland Fire Department, ; were honored by their fellow workers at a testimonial dinner last night. They are Capt. WaelanrJ (Pat) Taylor and Lt. Royal Towns, who retired in Decern ber with a total of 72 years of service' between them . Captain Taylor, 62, of 5313 Manila Ave., plans to start his retirement with an extensive motormnpthispring member of the department since-1925, -Captain Taylor lives with his wife, Lila, at their North Oakland home Where he has been"puttering around the shop" until the CAPT. WAELAND TAYLOR, LT. ROYAL TOWNS, FIRE CHIEF JAMES SWEENEY . Honors to Taylor and Towns, after a combined 72 years of service "spring thaw." Taylor rose to the rank of Lieutenant in November, 1943, and was appointed Captain in August 1949. . Reminiscing about his years . in. the.. department, Captain Taylor says two fires which stand out in his mind the most were the Albers Mill and Oak land Army Base blazes dur ing the 1940's. . Lieutenant Towns, 63, of 533 Rosal Ave., joined the depart meni in yszi, ne was appointed chiefs Operator (driver) in 1941; and moved up to Lieutenant in July 1946. Active in Masonic activities. Towns plans to attend the national convention in Balti more this April of Prince Hall, F and AM. He is editor of the Prince Hall Masonic Digest. Towns and his wife, Lucille, nave three children and 10 ... grandchildren.- Towns, when a hoseman, was seriously injured while fighting the Dewey Furniture -Co., blaze at 520 13th St. in -Januaryl9377 The Teport reads crushed toes." Towns remembers the incident. "A ladder fell and I was under it," he sail However, he recalls other "big ones": The Sunset Lumber Co. fire and of course, the Albers Mill and Oakland Army Base fires. V hen Swans' Beaks Freeze-That's Cold LONDON (UPD It was" so cold in Europe todav that . swans' beaks froze shut-4n England, the Danube River froze from bank to bank in Austria and inlets on the North Sea coast froze solid. The cold caused a worsening of the already-critical fuel oil and coal shortage across the continent. In Britain, the London South Western Gas Board began "rationing suppliestef gas" to parts of the city, and at least 76 schools were closed because--f-frozen plumbing-and lack of heating. In West Germany, fuel oil and coal supplies were almost exhausted. The heating shortages appeared even more crit- ical in East Germany. College Plan Hearing Slated HAYWAR D- The Alameda County Planning Commission Monday set Feb. 28 as the date for a joint public hearing with the City of Hayward on the Alameda County State College Community Master Plan. A public information session for discussion of the proposed plan will be held Jan. 31. Both meetings will take place at 8 p.m." in city hall council chambers at 22738 Mission Blvd. , For Tribvno Delivery Servlto Phone by 7 p.m. daily, 12 noon Sunday Oakland main offic 13th & Franklin Sts. TE 2-6000

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