Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 23, 1962 · 11
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 11

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p y 'if. ADdug MONDAY E APRIL 23, 1962 11 O uy 4 I r r a i Color Yourself Happy As far as. taxpayers are concerned, the most expensive mental ward being operated in California is the one in Sacramento called the State Division of Highways. Therapy for the patients there consists of letting them do anything they wish, apparently, and whenever a motorist finds himself trying to get somewhere during traffic rush hour, just the thought of these unglued highway planners makes a mental case of the driver. So I'm going to try to help them with a special coloring book I've devised. Once it's printed I'll send a copy to each highway engineer and they can all work together in their wards. "This is an auto- mobile. Color it black or red." - The coloring books should delight them. "This is a road. Make iLriarrow. If a lot of automobiles are on the road at one time they will all stop. Color them all black and make the drivers' faces red." It's simple therapy. You speak the language of the patients, and when they see. familiar subjects in a coloring book they respond. Any psychologist knows this sort of . motivation is how to start progressive action. r BILL FISET 0 0 0 "This is a tunnel." It goes from Oakland to Contra Costa County. Many, many cars go through this tunnel twice a day. People live in Contra Costa and must go through the tunnel to work and shop' in Oakland and San Francisco. They get angry and this should make you happy. Do you feel NEEDED? "Color the inside of the tunnel dark and smoky. Draw many automobiles all waiting to get through. "See the clock? Draw in the hands to show 5 o'clock. This is rush hour." In group therapy it's a fun thing to give each patient a little toy horn. They can look at the coloring books and all toot their horns at the same time. "Beside the tunnel draw a second tunnel. This tunnel is now being built. It will be only two lanes wide. It should be six lanes wide. It is already obsolete but it will not even be finished for two years. Draw dollar signs around the tunnel. Underline the word OBSOLETE." J 0 0 0 0 Every second page in the coloring book is blank, to signify areas in. California where there is NO traffic congestion. This is for fun and relaxation for Hie patients. They can draw in elaborate highway networks to help work off their zeal and get rid of some of their excess gas tax money. "There are NO cars here. Build a traffic interchange. You keep them happy. "This line is Nimitz Freeway. See all the cars. It runs from Oakland south to San Jose. It "also runs from San Jose north to Oakland. Draw lines along it. See where your pencil comes up from San Jose and passes along beside Oakland? You cannot turn east onto Mac-Arthur Boulevard because there is no turnoff. "How can you get to Mac Arthur Boulevard? You must go north and turn on Ashby Avenue with your pencil. See? One of you FORGOT to put a .turnoff at MacArthur. Which one of you? Write your name in pink crayon. You are penalized two points, but don't feel badly. Drivers are penalized even MORE." But you must be careful not to ridicule the engineers. You must praise them, too. "Nimitz Freeway is OBSOLETE already. See the long lines of cars. See the overpasses and underpasses. Color them gray because they are cement and steel. They are VERY EXPENSIVE to widen because they were not built wide enough in the first place. Paste a gold star on each overpass and underpass." Reassure the patients. Teach them to organize their thoughts and to think ahead. "This page is your MASTER PLAN. It says that wherever a wider highway is needed RIGHT NOW you must plan to widen it in 10 years. Plan NOW to keep it narrow. That way there will always be plenty of automobiles to color black. You will be SECURE." And remember financing. - "This is- a - dollar One Flight, 49 Records For Her Aviatrix Cochran Pilots 4-Engine Jet to Germany - HANNOVER, Germany-) Jacqueline Cochran flew a four-engine jet 5,120 miles from New Orleans to West Germany at an average speed of 489 miles an hour yesterday and claimed 49 new flight rec ords. - - The noted American flyer- first woman to bx e a k the sound barrier said her Lock heed Jetstar "Scarlett O'Hara" had reached a top speed of 620 m.p.h. during the three-leg flight. Miss Cochran, wife of financier Floyd Odium, took off from New Orleans with three companions at 1:20 a.m. EST Sunday. She landed at Hannover at 3 p.m. EST after re fueling stops at Gander, New-1 ji i i ri ... t-.'T iuuuuuuiu, oiiu oiicuuiuu, uc-land. The National Aeronautic As sociation aid herelaim of 49 records' was the largest ever submitted for a single flight. Miss Cochran's major claim was an international mark for distance in a straight line for a jet piloted by a woman. This was for the 2,279 miles from New Orleans to Gander over which she averaged 479.8 m.p.h. 1 Miss Cochran plans to re turn to New York May 2. Miss Cochran previously had set 33 national and inter national records. Sixteen of these are still unbroken. Opens C of C Drive for; Sidewalks LAFAYETTE Petitions calling for installation of curbs, gutters and 10 - foot sidewalks along a two - mile stretch of Mt. Diablo Blvd. will be circulated by the Laf ayette Chamber of Commerce. The chamber will begin circulation of the petitions to property owners on the street immediately. The petitions will contain in formation on the cost to prop erty owners of doing the work under assessment proceedings and will be submitted to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors in about 30 days. The county wants to resurface Mt. Diablo Blvd. be tween Village Center and the cemetery, but has been hold ing up work for 18 months because the curbs, gutters and sidewalks are not in. ,0. - A " V V n&.7 .. 4fM r if. ' K 4 BIG PULL IN THE EASTER PARADE Jerry Bucklin, 4, of Alameda, takes the direct approach in making fun of women's Easter J ' Am . ' v ' - A iSiiliiili-r w iMik. ' ia.ias- hats. He grabbed the pigtail of his sister, day. Maybe he didn't want to get lost in the Janice, 6, during the 12th annual children's crowd of 8,000 people whd watched hundreds Easter Parade at Children's Fairyland yester of children parade on the Fairyland meadow. Baldwin Blames Democrats For Coast Shipyard Setback Rep. John F. Baldwin, Con tra Costa County Republican, charged today that Demo cratic leaders in the House supported the bill to elimi nate the 6 per cent differential for Pacific Coast shipyards in bidding on Merchant Marine contracts and voted against every amendment to lessen the impact of the bill. Baldwin noted that the dif ferential was established in 1936 to equalize a cost .dif ferential resulting from high er freight costs and other factors involving coast yards. The purpose was to keep ship building alive here pending possible emergency need. The wisdom of this was manifest during World War II when 44 per cent of war time Merchant Marine ships were built at Pacific Coast yards. Baldwin said that only 19 of the 245 Merchant Marine hips built in the past 10 years were constructed on the West Coast, and only five of these came here because of the differential. In spite of this, East Coast, Gulf, and Great Lakes shipyards have sought repeal of the differential. After failing for two years, their representatives got t h e bill through the House with th support of - Democratic Party leaders, Baldwin said.. The measure now goes to the senate. : isj Boy, 2, Shoots Man BAKERSFIELD UP - 2 - year - old boy accidentally shot and wounded a 67-year-old Bakersfield man yester day. Bay Court Aide Gets Tax Term Alan D. Gagan, 62, veteran Oakland court reporter, today was sentenced by F e d e r a 1 District Judge William T. Sweigert to three months in federal prison and fined $1,000 for income tax evasion. Gagan had declined to con test the charge and submit ted his case without trial. It involved five counts of willful attempted income tax evasion of $8,533 for the years 1955 through 1959. The sentence was one year m prison, with nine months suspended. Gagan had been a reporter for. the Oakland Piedmont Municipal Court for 15 years Boys' High-Flying Rocket Makes Spectacular Landing Funeral for Swim Star Wednesday Continued from Page 1 the rocket with its 11-pound instrument pay load aloft on a 40 - foot balloon. The solid fuel was to generate 35 pounds of thrust when it fired at 100,-000 feet. But the youthful scientists determined today after examining their "bird" that the balloon burst prematurely at only 75,000 feet and the missile, instead of firing, parachuted to earth. Data gathered on their ground transmitter indicated the rocket had climbed to about 85 miles. The boys now believe that what the delicate instrument really registered was the vibration of the balloon bursting. Arthur said the parachute and bits of the balloon were still attached. The four - stage, 30 - inch rocket was launched from the patio of McDonald's home at 421 Colusa Ave. It carried electrical and recording " instruments. v- . A year ago, the youths serf up a camera on a weather velop the pictures taken at 60,000 feet. Their next project is already in the works. Within two weeks, they plan to put another "sky spy" balloon into space, with a camera to take pictures every 3,000 feet. But their real joal is to put a satellite into orbit. "We know we can do it. if we just get working on it," they chorused. ' McDonald is a student at the University of California. Guidici, who lives at 1411 Arlington Ave., El Cerrito, at- SAN LEANDRO A Re- quiem Mass for Francis Mar-chetti, 22, a former San Le-andro High School swim team star who was killed Saturday in an automobile accident near Los Angeles, will be offered Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Leander's Church 1 A 1958 graduate of San Le- andro High School, Mr. Mar-chetti was a student at the University of Cincinnati. He and a school mate Jim Norman, 20, also a graduate of San Leandro High had been visiting in San Leandro during the Easter vacation. Both youths were killed when their car swerved over the center line on U.S. 99, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. They had stayed at the home of Mr. Marchetti s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Marchetti, of 583 Lafayette Ave. during then- visit. Both of the youths had placed in recent national meets. They were enroute to visit Mr. Norman's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Norman, of San Diego. The Rosary will be recited for Mr. Marchetti tomorrow at 8 p.m: at the Guerrero and Seramur Mortuary, 407 Estu-dilloAve. Cycle Rider Drop balloon and were able to de-tends Contra Costa' College. Lions Club Elects Officers at Moraga MORAGA New officers elected by Moraga Lions Club were announced today. They include: John De Guarda, president; Ed Hicks, Art Fleuti and Bob McGuire, vice presidents : Ernie S i r i, secretary; and Robert Athey, treasurer. s Bike In Escape The identities of two motor cycle riders who led an offi cer on separate chases through residential areas of Castro Valley and Hayward ! yesterday still are unknown. A motorcycle, abandoned by one of them in Redwood Canyon where he fled on foot into the woods, is the single clue. It has no. license plate and was last registered in 1960. The two riders, on "souped up" cycles without license plates, were sighted on Center St. in Castro Valley by High way Patrolman Bill Asp. One turned right and fled onto Castro Valley Blvd. The other was signalled to the side of the road for questioning about the lack of license plates. As Asp parked .his own motorcycle, the cyclist sped away. The patrolman gave chase for five miles into Hayward at speeds up to 80 miles per hour, but the rider eluded him in a residential area. Asp met the first cyclist again ai the end of Center St on the edge of trie uakiand hills. He gave chase through Cas tro Valley into Redwood Can yon. The rider drove his cycle off the road, down a 20-foot em bankment, and fled on foot into the canyon. TS5 i Spend it where there are NO automobiles. Once you have spent this dollar you can forget about all the automobiles in Oakland and Contra Costa. You can make a list of new roads-and call it ;a PRIORITY LIST. Underline PRIORITY. It looks important. It means nothing. "Now it is 6 o'clock. See all the cars waiting, to go. through the tunnel. It is the Orinda Tunnel, - Change the name to Caldecott Tunnel. That is progress. See! The tunnel is no wider than when it had the bid name. , "See all the cars' on the Bay Bridge and along Nimitz Freeway. Each car driver must pay dollars for roads. See the drivers all crying. Color them sad. ' , , "Vou are happy. You are a highway planning engineer. You are SECURE.. Color yourself a HAPPY and SECURE color." ill , J it :- -4 liii y "'-;r- 1 Tribm ptw Howard trktr i - - - -- ( Hope f nd helium were the chief ingredients that David Giudici and Kelly McDonald used to launch a balloon-rocket yesterday GM Maps Fight on Water Tax FREMONT General Motors, the city's biggest industry which assertedly would pay some $40,000 in added taxes annually if imported water is paid for on a property tax basis, has requested permission to present its case before Alameda County Water. District directors tonight. The meeting, to be held at 30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Washington High School, is the second in a series of public hearings being conducted by the water board. Following the public hear ings the water board will de cide May 8 whether the $484,-000 it will cost to bring in 31,500 acre feet of water will be financed by a pump tax on wells, a property tax totaling 50.3 cents, or a combination of the two. Oakland Man Plans Cabaret Harold (Slim) Jenkins, operator of a West Oakland night club for more than 30 years, is planning to open a new cabaret at 310 Broadway. The building is now occupied by a restaurant supply com pany and is owned by Anthony S. Esposito.' Jenkins was forced out of his location at 7th and Wood Streets in February when the property was sold for a service station site. ' His cabaret application will be the subject of a hearing before James H. Quinn, assistant to the city manager, at 10 a.m. May 7.

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