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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 15

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 15

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Literally Lit and Literary Don Nivens, a San Quentin inmate who writes a column in the prison newspaper, took formal note of the Vassar College edict against sex and drinking and advised Vassar girls not to be discouraged. "We out here in San Quentin State," says Nivens, "are in the same darned fix." 0 0 0 0 And a small corps of reporters on the outside are in a fix, too, after covering a women's luncheon the other day where several hundred in the room were served but the press table was ignored. One woman reporter tapped a waitress and asked how about lunch and the waitress replied that the press wasn't supposed to eat, but just have coffee. It wouldn't have been so Huge bull sea lion Tribune photo by Rus Reed from plane flown by Warren Boqgesi, Pacific Slates Aviation, Concord (encircled) groans out ear-shattering serenade to his harem on rocky shores of Ano Nuevo Island off San Mateo County coastline Isle Off San Mateo dise Sea Lion Para bad except the luncheon was given by Theta Sigma Phi, national sorority for women in journalism. 0 0 0 The lady who runs the book department in one of Oakland's better stores took a small but defiant stand. She removed her stock of copies of the "JFK Coloring Book" from display tables the other day and put them in the back BILL FISET 'hry QC'' room. "I don't want to sell them," she said, "because the book is demeaning "to the office of the President." The book is a variation on the "Executive Coloring Book," kids the Kennedy family and is selling pretty well elsewhere. I called the store and asked the lady if she minded my mentioning her name. "I don't mind at all," she said. "After all, you have to have a few principles. I don't think the book is in good taste so I'm not showing it. It's in the back room if someone insists on buying it." A few minutes later she phoned back. The store, it seems, DID mind and didn't want mention in connection with the item, although it agreed with its lady employe in wanting to guard the good name of the President and the White House. So I won't mention the store. station on island provides backdrop for mass meeting of seals and sea lions San Mateo County and has been more or less deserted since the Coast Guard aban doned its light house station here in 1948. The island's history can be traced back to Jan. 3, 1603, when Sebastian Vizcaino stumbled upon it and named his eight-acre discovery New Year Island. CROWDED SPOTS The Light House Serv ice set up operations "on Ano Nuevo in 1872 and generations of light house keepers were to come to agree on one thing: They had never seen so many seals and sea lions gathered together in one place, making so much noise and filling the air with such aroma in their collective ca reers. The California State Park Commission purchased the island from the federal government in 1958 for $51,094 to protect nearby beaches from commercial encroachment. It was soon discovered, however, that Ano Nuevo's community of 5,000 seals and sea lions were a mite unfriendly to visitors who managed to make it across to the island and could become downright hostile during the mating season, which appeared to continue year around, first for one species and then another. OUTDOOR LAB Scientists at the Stanford Research Institute, in near bv Menlo Park, however, came up with the perfect solution to what to do with Ano Nuevo. They sought and received permission to use the island in connection with their marine biology study program. Teams of researchers now journey across the rough stretch of water by small boat two and three times a week to study its furry residents from a respectful distance, that is. Out of their research, they hope to discover the answers to such mysteries as how these animals use a kind of Sonar to seek out food underwater, can dive to depths of 1,000 feet without suffering ill effects and are able to slow their pulse rate from between 60 and 70 heartbeats a min ute to only 10 while under water. Abandoned lighthouse 'Hell Box' Charges Dropped The Marine Corps has dropped all major charges against Sgt. Stobo West, Marine "hellbox" victim whose black marketing conviction was reversed three months ago by the United States Court of Military Appeals. But a second court martial on minor charges of assault and absence without leave is forthcoming, and West has agreed to plead guilty to both charges. As a result he will be sentenced to 19 months hard labor, a bad conduct discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances. the disclosures were made today by Castro Valley Attorney Robert Hannon, defense co-counsel in West's successful appeal action. Hannon termed West's lat est move a "serious mistake," and said the action was taken "against my advice." "In my opinion, we had the tribune JUNE 5, 1962 15 Dr. Hearon Heads Forest Lab Council RICHMOND Dr. William M. Hearon, vice president of the Crown Zcllerbach Corp. of San Francisco, has been elected president of the Technical Advisory Council of the University of California Forest Products Laboratory. He was chosen at the annual meeting at the laboratory here. He succeeds Nicholas Polctika of the Union Lumber Co. of Port Bragg. Other new officers include Henry J. Degenkolb, San PYarcisco, vice president, and George E. Lei lor, San Jose, secretary. Tne council is made up of lepdors in the wood processing industries 'and reviews the reseaeh program of the U.C. laboratory in line with industry needs. TUESDAY, case 'won' already," Hannon added. Hannon entered the case last July when West's "hell-box" cruelty charges were first reported. West claimed he had been held prisoner lor more than days on Okinawa in a con crete torture box, and said his court martial contained num erous legal errors. Hannon and West's military counsel, Lt. Col. James Stauf-fer, pleaded his case before a Navy Appeal Board in San Bruno and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals in Washington, D.C. The high court reversed the conviction, nullifying West's dishonorable discharge and seven year prison sentence. He was later released from confinement and flown to Okinawa for a second court martial, which is scheduled to take place within the next few weeks, according to Hannon. Hannon said he no 1 0 will represent the South Carolina Marine. You'd think a book reviewer would lead a placid life, but Dick Ricca.The Tribune's education writer, is developing an ulcer from one miserable review he did on a book called "The Life of Sherlock Holmes." Ricca panned the book and it brought an irate letter from a Berkeley man. Since then Ricca has been deluged with letters each containing fire orange seeds, but no message. Ricca, however, is a student of Sherlock Holmes and gets the message. In one story five orange seeds were a death reaming, and it's ridiculous to take a book review so seriously. 0 0 0 0 In Lafayette Mrs. Virginia Lahey bought one of those model car kits for her 8-year-old son, Tim, because on the box it said the car was powered by a "new nonelectric torque reaction drive and does not require batteries." You guessed it. Inside was a rubber band, and the description is a little like calling a common nail an intra-fibrous friction fastener. And in Concord Helen Bryant called the sheriffs-office when she spotted a hand grenade in a creek-bed. A demolition crew from the Concord Naval Ammunition Depot rushed out and carefully lifted it up. On the bottom the grenade was stamped, "Made in Japan a true dimension toy." ANO NUEVO ISLAND (San Mateo County) If you are wild about sea lions and seals, don't mind being eaten alive by millions of tiny sand gnats and can muster the courage to cross a half mile of water plagued by some of the most treacherous currents in the world, this desert-like island is the ideal vacation retreat for you. Ano Nuevo Island stands off the most southerly tip of NO MORE BELLS Mrs. Ferne Delmarter Teacher to End Career Of 40 Yrs. Mrs. Ferne Delmarter will wipe the chalk from the black board next week at Stone hurst School, say good bye to her 34 sixth-grade pupils and retire after forty years of teaching in California. She is looking forward to retirement with "mixed emo tions." but will have "a wealth of fond memories to feast on." Mrs. Delmarter, 63, re sides with her 91-year-old mother at 3159 Madera Ave. Mrs. Delmarter taught her first students in a Tulare church basement in 1919. She came to Oakland the follow ing vear and has been here ever since. If she had life to live over, she "wouldn't change thing." Teachiinng is rewarding, but demanding. "And it takes a person who enjoys children and loves the work to make good in this she said. Mrs. Delmarter came to the Stonehurst School. 104th and in 1938. "I watched the school grow from 300 to 1,300 students in a year as Brookfield Village and Sobrante Park opened," she said. Things have changed "drastically" since 1919, Mrs. Delmarter said. "I fee so sorry for the children who are so restless because of this insecure world. I wish I hacf 40 more years." Tonight at 7 p.m. she will be honored by fellow teachers and friends at a party at the Galleon restuarant. Rites Tomorrow For Dr. W. E. Castle BERKELEY Private services for Dr. William Ernest Castle, 94, scientist, educator, and dean of American geneticists, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow with Dr. Raymond Cope, pastor of the Unitarian Church of Berkeley, officiating. The services will be at the Berkeley Hills Chapel. Shat-tuck Ave. and Cedar St. Dr. Castle, who had a distinguished academic career ith both Harvard University and the University of California, died Sunday after a short Mental Group Out Of Crusade Dr. Hugh Brereton, president of the Alameda County Mental Health Association, announced today that the Board of Directors has voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from the Alameda County United Fund and to conduct an independent fund-raising campaign in 1963. "This important decision has been reached only after the most careful and lengthy discussion extending over several year," Brereton said. HELD INADEQUATE Brereton said that since 19li0 the annual 'allocation to the association has been slightly in excess of $13,000 and this year was increased to $14,000. This is not suffi cient, he said, to carry on the local program and meet a fair share of support for the National and California Association for Mental Health, of which the Alameda County group is a charter member. A. Hubbard Moffitt president of the Alameda County United Crusade Fund, expressed deep regret at the withdrawal announcement. "The Alameda County Mental Health Association performs a worthwhile service," Moffitt said. "Both the San Francisco and Contra Costa County Chapters of the Association remain within the United Crusade family of 263 agencies. We are hopeful that the Alameda County chapter will soon avail themselves of our 'open door' policy and once again seek to rejoin us." THIRD TO LEAVE The Mental Health Association is the third agency to withdraw from the United Crusade program. The Alameda County Heart Association and the Alameda County Cancer Society withdrew in 1957. In the same period, seven new agencies have joined the crusade. These are: Liver-more Area Community Chest (seven local agencies) and Berkeley Area Jewish Community Center in 1958; Washington Township Association for Retarded Children, East Bay Rehabilitation Center at Herrick Hospital, East Bay Activity Center, and Bay, Area Welfare Planning Federation in 1959; United Seamen's Service in 1960, and American Social Health Association this year. Frederic Weibel, the champagne maker, has ordered his ad agency to cancel its FM radio commercials because of what the agency boys refer to as a "product juxtaposition problem." It seems the FM stations, while they may attract listeners of the wine sipping type, persist in playing Rudolph Friml's "Song of the Vagabonds" with the rousing phrase, "To hell with Burgundy." While the song refers to the French province and not wine, Weibel produces Burgundy and snorted: "I'd just as soon hear Nelson Eddy sing about shortnin' bread as to hear him challenge Burgundy." A nurse who lives up behind Cape Cod House in Lafayette had always managed to miss a telephone pole right where she turns off the highway onto her street until the other night. She was driving home from a cocktail party and either misjudged or someone had moved the pole farther out in the street. Anyway, she stepped out of her wrecked car, dutifully walked to the nearest gas station and phoned the Highway Patrol. She waited at the scene until the cop got there and arrested her for drunk driving. Not only that, but she'll be billed for damage to the pole. And in Orinda a lady called Orinda's local taxi-cab and rode from her home to a luncheon at Orinda Country Club. The fare was 65 cents. The lady rummaged through her purse and told the driver: "I only have 65 cents and I'll need it for a cocktail. I'll pay you later." She not only has NOT paid the driver, but must have had to mooch a dime at the club where cocktails are 75 cento. CHILDREN'S AMPHITHEATER Oakland Recreation Department Supt. Jay Ver Lee speaks at dedication ceremonies for George Hammer outdoor theater built by Lions Club at Montclair Recreation Center.

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