Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 10, 1963 · 15
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 15

Oakland, California
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Wednesday, July 10, 1963
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o o o Lieu AEjuo J CELL FISH J EVcrythina'i Ccrning Up Grubby Now that your, other problems are solved, start worrying about' your tarn junipers. Norvell Gillespie, the great garden expert, says EVERYONE . has been planting them as an easy ground cover and the uniformity of gardens Is getting atrocious. But a blight is killing tarns off in droves, as fast as people can buy them for 49 cents in gas stations. "The blight," says Gillespie, "may be a blessing." . o o' O 0 J . t' ' '. i : I deplore thinking of myself -as t marriage broker, but the opportunity has presented itself and I want you In on the action. The other day I carried a trolumn here r -- " - - t sympathizing with divorcees in search of their next husband. This brought varied '.reactions, but from these excerpts of two letters consider how bright the future could be: 1 : ' 'J. ' Vs: i; , From a woman: "I'm not one of your- 'tired' . divorcees but am just plain discouraged. I have one child. Have been alone over the July 4th weekend, four days, with my daughter in camp but I've not gone anywhere. I don't like bars or care to dance and, don't enjoy doing things alone. The widowers, divorced men and bachelors are either , pee-wees, very unattractive or wolves. The tall, handsome' and desirable men are all married. What is the solution?" A rl li f f t;v " J ' -:; l i ' ' ; From a man: "I'm a lonesome widower with a three-bedroom house, a steady job and a 12-year-old daughter I know I can't raise myself. My everyday; hope is to meet someone who will help me make this empty house a home again. Although I'm 47 and perhaps the ugliest man in the Livermore Valley I still have hopes. If you want to help a brocade dress and me why not publish my mailing address Livermore. (He asked his name not be published to save him embarrassment and we can't print his address either, but interested widows no doubt can ferret him out in a place no larger than Livermore. He's a highly respected Alameda County civics leader.) So as a matchmaker all I have tb do is point out that with men, too, beauty is only skin deep. ' o o o,o . Progress report from Nils Eklund on the use of Oakland's jet airport: Saturday night TWA's transcontinental jet had 90 of its 94 seats booked, 70 advance reservations for the next day and steady advance bookings for this week. United and Western report almost full loads with one United northbound flight Saturday having 102 of its ne'seats filled. Also; Air France has scheduled a connecting flight to Europe meeting the Oakland-to-Chicago jet. Now then, don'tyou feel better about the whole thing? . 0 0 0 0 George Cory and Douglas Cross came all the way out from New York City and stayed a few days at" the Silver Dollar Hotel In Virginia City. Not an item, really, unless you stop to consider they're the ones who wrote "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." - Curtis Publishing Company this week comes out with a new magazine, "California Home," designed to compete with Sunset. Its first cover: a Sausalito hillside house.. ; And tempers over location tof the Rapid Transit offices either in San Francisco's old News Building or here in the Eastbay may still be raging but it looks as if someone knew something well in advance The News Building has been undergoing a complete remodeling for the last six weeks, right down to new elevators for rapid transit between floors. ' j ; ' You can take it from Mrs. Jack Sarver, wife of the Oakland pawnbroker, all that talk about dining out not being tax deductible is hooey. The Red Knight, a San Francisco eatery, recently-donated a dinner-party-for-10-people to KQED for the station's auction. The restaurant could deduct the gift as a business expense for advertising. During the auction Mrs. Sarver bought the 10 dinners so she could entertain her parents during last weekend on their 35th wedding anniversary. And Mrs. Sarver can deduct the $80 she paid KQED. Speaking of pawnbrokers, Al Keilson owns a jewelry store at 12th and Broadway and a pawn shop a few - doors away. He reported the theft of a new $250 watch from the jewelry store about a month ago. The other day you guessed it a guy came in and borrowed $20 on a watch in Keilson's pawnshop. Same watch. Keilson himself made the loan. .!;:r- And speaking of jewelry stores, one saleslady out at C. H. Lee's in Berkeley is named Mrs. Sterling Silver. I know that's true because Midge told me. Midge Golden. Jack LaLanne, whose muscles draw women to their : TV sets all over the country, has just been named to President Kennedy's Physical Fitness Council. During the weekend he played, golf in the three-day Orinda Invitational tournament, a normally Republican strong-told, and didn't cotton to the joke making the rounds that goes: . .' ,;. ' v' ' i Two birds are sitting on a fence. ' First bird: "We should be for President Kennedy." Second bird: "Yes. I understand he's for us." , All of which prompted LaLanne to add: "In a golf tournament everyone is for the birdies." u rim Irl'i y air d n ues day Council Reverses Self on Date Public hearjng on the controversial proposal for a $4.25 million, 25-story apartment building on the Lake Merritt shore will be held, by the Oakland City Council next Tuesday, as qriginallyscheduled.-; f . Postponement to July 23, voted last week, was reversal Tuesday night after a sharp argument which Dep. City Atty. Ralph Kuchler afterward said was academic. - ' . . ... ; Kuchler said the hearing had been set formally for July 16 and would have to go on at that time, although it could then be continued, if the council de-sired. - - , NOT CONSULTED X Mayor John C. Houlihan objected to the postponement, noting that he and Councilman Harry R. Lange were not consulted. " : , Originally slated for June 18, the hearing was set for July ,16 by unanimous vote of the council when it developed that several councilmen would be out of town on the earlier date. Last week, when Houlihan and Lange were absent, Councilman Robert L. Osborne announced he would not be present July 16 and got council approval for an additional week's delay. 1 , HOULIHAN'S PROTEST Houlihan vigorously objected to the change, overruled objections from Attorney Malcolm Champlin, spokesman for the opposition to , the building, and won a 4 to 2 vote on his request for the next Tuesday date. Lange made the motion, pointing out the change was without his consent and he might not be present on the 23rd. Councilman Howard E. Rilea, who voted no with Robert B. McKeen, insisted the four votes were not sufficient for the mo tion to pass. Deputy City Atty, Ralph Kuchler ruled they were. Perma-Bilt Enterprises, which wants to build the $4.25-million high-rise apartment at 565 Bellevue Ave., asked for the return of the July 16 date point ing out its original application with the City Planning Commission was filed Feb. 1. VARIANCES NEEDED Perma-Bilt needs 'variances to height and setback , limitations. They have been approved by the commission's Board of Adjustments, 2 to p, and the Champlin's group, is appealing to the council. ' Champlin claims the building will deface Lake Merritt and obstruct views. Perma-Bilt counters with arguments it will contribute nearly $125,000 in property taxes and provide deluxe living quarters. In other business Tuesday night the council: DREDGING Referred to the Port Commission for a written report a complaint from the Mayors1 Conference of Contra Costa County, over the port's objection to a proposal to deepen the shipping channel along the Contra Costa County waterfront.'1--- -----r------ -- l -:v :: I IN-LAW-Cancelled a public hearing for next Tuesday o v e r a proposal to Include an "inlaw" apartment in a -home which would have been constructed between 339 and 351 Pershing Drive in a ..single-family district. The applicant withdrew his plans. .! ; i Churchmen Discuss Population WEDNESDAY, JUIY 10, 1963 E 15 Catholic Bishop Raises Birth Issue - ,J - 4 POPULATION CRISIS Bishop Regi-; terriational Convention (from left), Fran-nald Delargey of Auckland, New Zealand , cis Leipzig, Baker, Ore.; Dermot O'Flana-(second from right), airs views on birth, gan, Juneau, Alaska, and Ramon Lizardi, control with fellow bishops at Serra In- auxiliary bishop of Caracas, Venezuela. A BISHOP'S QUIP DRAWS LAUGHTER Bishop Begin brought a roar , of laughter from delegates to the Serra Convention Tuesday with this comment on the shortage of priests: "We're so short of priests fa my diocese that I've forbidden any of my priests to die. I've told them they can die only under pain of mortal sin. I've also told them it's a serious venial sin just to get sick." : Arson Hinted In Second Plant Fire Special.to The Tribune i STOCKTON A raging blaze which officials say must have been set by an arsonist swept through a warehouse fat the American Can Co. plant here Tuesday, causing $150,000 in damage. - ' 1 It followed by only five weeks a $1 million fire, also suspected as arson, which destroyed half of the same building June 3. Fire Chief Lyle Stevenson said today the arson theory was bolstered by the fact both fire? broke out in warehouse areas Jammed with inflammable wax and paraffin-coated milk cartons while work crews were being shifted.: ; "We 4 have ' always ( believed there was a human element involved in the June 3 blaze," Stevenson said. "The same holds true now." We continued: "There is no way the fires could have started spontaneously there were no defective electrical connections or heating units. Both started low in the building, indicating they could have been hand-set." He said his inspectors and in vestigators from the National Board of Fire Underwriters have been questioning company em ployes who had access to the warehouse on U.S. Highway 50 at the south end of the city. The probe was intensified to day in the wake of the second fire. , Bishop Begin Hits 'Drifting From God1 The same world that is busy digging out the secrets of God in nature is flirting with disaster by drifting into an attitude of independence from God, warns the bishop of the Diocese . X X oi uaiuana. The Most Rev. Floyd Begin, speaking at the Tuesday luncheon of the Serra International Convention in San Francisco, declared: . "This is our world and our generation. . It is a world involved in an extremely serious revolution and what happens depends on us. The Church, of today is responsible for today's world not tomorrow's." He told the 1,000 delegates of. 240 Serra Clubs in 12 rnnntries that' the recent decisions by the BISHOP tfEGIN Supreme " Court of the United fWe are drifting from God" Mates canning required prayers t ,V " ' f 4 I I ? y q j and Bible reading in schools are among the danger signs marking the pathway to becom ing Independent of God. "Lift the spiritual tone of those around you by what you are and what you do. All of (hit efforts to serve God are in vain if we're not fully committed to Him " he stated. - . "Let your intentions of be coming spent and consumed in the quest for souls be more than idle words," Bishop Begin add ed. After applauding the efforts of the Serrans to interest young men in the priesthood, Bishop Begin said that many young men are not hearing the call to the priesthood "because their minds are distracted from what God wants by , so many other things." Bishop Begin ufged the delegates to remember that God was on their side and that "God never calls an individual or a group to a task without providing the means for accomplish ing it." He s a i d God could have chosen a more direct means of bringing salvation to the world than through the efforts of "fallible and sometimes weak men, but He knows what He's doing." Bishop Begin concluded by saying, "When you're praying, remember you're not only pray ing for priests but also for labor ers among the laity as well to be co-laborers with Christ."1 $200,000 Suit In Rail Death The widow and four children of Lodi salesman Paul T. Kuzyk filed suit against Southern Pacific Railroad today for $200,000 damages , because of Kuzyk's death in a train-auto collision. The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, in behalf of Mrs. Joyce Kuzyk, charges S.P. with negligence. It names Cochran & Celli Tire Co., of 2344 E. 12th St., as a co-de fendant t ; Kuzyk, an employe of the Holz Rubber Co. of Lodi, and James K. Carden, a salesman for the Oakland firm were killed April 17 when Carden s auto was struck by a mail train on Williams St. in San Leandro. Sweden Imports Less From U.S. STOCKHOLM Sweden's im ports from the United States last year totaled about $313,000,000 compared with $334,000,000 in 1961. ' ' Exports to the United States reached $158,000,000 compared with $136,000,000 in 1961. Under certain conditions, hav-, ing too many children can be just as wrong as selfishly restricting the size of a family, charges a .Catholic bishop in discussing birth control and overpopulation.; In declaring the world must come to grips with the birth rate problem in , depressed, poverty stricken areas, the Most Rev. Reginald Delargey, : auxiliary bishop of Auckland, New .Zealand, said: "The giving of life is man's greatest privilege but it must be used with reason because of his own nature. Having a large family just because one or both parents can't control his passions does not glorify God." The New Zeland bishop's views on the controversial subject of birth control were expounded during an interview Tuesday between sessions of the Serra International Convention in San Francisco, CARDINAL SPEAKS The four-day conclave of Cath olic laymen organized to promote interest among young Catholics in the priesthood, concludes this evening at Fairmont Hotel with an address by James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre of Los Angeles. Bishop Delargey said he want ed to clarify "some mistaken notions" about his Church's stand on the use of unnatural contraceptives and discipline in child-bearing. He said that "poverty, pas sion and ignorance, the prime causes of too many children in most underdeveloped, underfed areas of the world, cannot be overcome by pills or contracep tives; ' "Proposals to employ these unnatural and immoral means of birth control do nothing more than provide a means to avoid the inconvenience of dealing with the heart of the problem which is education, cnanty and jus- ace,' the bishop said. SHARE TO HELP "We must overcome ignor ance and poverty by education and. hunger and want by shar ing our food and goods," Bishop Delargey explained. : He said that in concert with these approaches to the prob-come the understanding that "forsaking sexual intercourse can be a sacrifice made to the glory of God." Bishop Delargey said the late Pope Pius XH was very explicit in advocating "discipline in marital relations" as God's way of doing the reasonable thing in determining how many children a family might have without en dangering human welfare or "keeping a man in a degrading situation that is not fair." MORAL QUESTION The bishop also struck out at those who are able and capable of having children but who for selfish reasons do not. He termed the "Profumo, Affair" in England an example of one type of immoral means educated people use "to satisfy passions but avoid even reasonable responsibility for bringing new Jife into the world." : At another press conference, Bishop Dermot Flanagan , of Alaska,; asserted it was a mistake to regard Dr. Rock of Boston either as a Catholic or Catholic physician because his proposals for the use of pills in birth control are diametrically opposite to the teaching of the Catholic Church. On the matter of proposals for changes in rules affecting mixed marriages, another participant in the conference, Bishop Fran-, cis Leipzig of Baker,, Oregon,' said: "As long as we believe thatv the Catholic Church is the one true Church, I don't know how we can, hr good conscience, agree to permit the children of Catholic parent to be reared to any other Church" . COURT DECISION On the question of the Su preme Court's decision declaring required prayers and Bible readings in schools as illegal," Bishop Leipzig said, "The Colonial Fathers never intended to bar Almighty God from secular life.' -They only intended to pre vent the establishment of a state religion nothing was ever said about having no religion what-sover." He described the rise of the ecumenical; movement among all Christians as ; an emerging awareness that there is a need for each other in perilous times. "Protestants and Catholics should be able to walk down the corridor of cooperation without compromising their respective beliefs," Bishop ; Leipzig declared. NEW RECORD State Job Roll Shows Sharp Rise SACRAMENTO V- The number of Californians at w o r k climbed to a record 6,507,000 last month, and the graduation-time increase in unemployment was smaller than expected. That, was the report today from the state departments of employment and industrial relations. June employment rose by 98,-000 from the May leyel to break the previous record set in September 1962. The biggest , gain was In agriculture as the harvest of crops got into full swing. Unemployment i n c r e a s e d from 401,000 to 440,000 from May to June. The Employment Department said it had expected a bigger increase because of the traditional influx of students and school graduates into the labor market The total wort force, those working or seeking work, was 6,947,000. PUC Refuses to Cut Phone Rates The Public Utilities Commission today declined to order phone rate reductions in the Bay Area and Los Angeles., . San Francisco and Los Angeles had asked for the rate cut amounting to $15 minion during PUC hearings, claiming evi-, dence introduced by the commission staff1 showed Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. enjoyed too high a rate of return on its investment. . The PUC gave no reason for denying the cities' motion, but Commissioners Frederick :- B. Holoboff and George C. Grover, in an eight-page concurring opinion, left the way clear for possible future reductions as the rate study progresses. a City s 01 dest Native ;Dies At 101 Here (Mrs. Lydia' Flood Jackson, who in 1872 became the first Negro to attend an integrated public school in this city, is dead. She was 101 years old and was the oldest living native of Oakland. . Born the daughter of a freed slave seven months before Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, she went on to become a leader of the women's suffrage movement in 1918. She died Monday at Fairmont Hospital, where she had been a patient since 1961. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church; 37th Street and Telegraph Avenue. She was the oldest member of the church which her father helped found in 1858. Her father, Isarc Flood, and her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Thorne Scott Flood, were among the outstanding Negro pioneers of California,' according to an historical publication "Negro Trailblazers of California." Her father, who was born a South Carolina slave, was given his 'Freedom Papers" by his owner in 1838 and came to Call-, fornia during the Gold Rush and settled in Oakland where he became a plasterer. - Mrs. Jackson's mother founded California's first Negro school in 1854 and was the first teacher. She also founded the first private school for minority groups in Alameda County in 1857 at a time when Indians, Negroes and Chinese weren't allowed in white public schools. Mrs. Jackson herself was a prominent clubwoman, a long time leader in the California Federation of Colored Women's Clubs and was that statewide organization's first legislative chairman, first citizenship chairman and introduced the secret ballot hto the organization. . She was born June 9, 1862, seven -onths before the Emancipation Proclamation at a time most people thought the North was losing the Civil War. She attended the private school for ,i -"(6 :,v JST. i: MRS. LYDIA JACKSON First integrated student ' Negro children which her mother had founded. In 1871 her father, a leader of the Colored Convention, pushed 1 forward the idea tha( the just-passed fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the U.S. Consti tution superceded state school segregation laws. Two school integration bills -failed to pass the state legislature,' and the Colored Convention' resolved to fight a test case in federal court. Flood went beforethe Oak- land School Board to argue that his daughter had a right to go to public school. The school board gave in and passed this resolution: 1 -"It was resolved by the board that after the commencement on the 7th of July, 1872, all children of African descent who may apply for admission to the public schools shall be received and assigned to such classes as they may be fitted to enter." Commented a San Francisco , newspaper, "A breeze has been sprung in peaceful Oakland on the question of admitting colored children to the public schools..." The breeze made Mrs. Jack-' son the first Negro student in the old John Swett School. She later attended night school at the t)ld Oakland High School. vEhe. later married WUUam Jackson and invented a beauty cream which was marketed for many years under her maiden name. She traveled extensively in South America, "Actively engaging in every movement for the betterment of her race" according to the "Trailblazer" history. , Her 1918 talk to a state women's convention demanding women's suffrage is considered an historic document "Today we are standing on the threshold ' of a great era looking into futurity to the mid-day sun of Democracy," she said, t arguing that giving women the right to vote would bring the . benefits of democracy to her race. t Mrs. Jackson is survived by "her nephew, Leslie G. Flood, of 901 40th St., owner of a printing company. Flood possesses the "Freedom Papers" which made it possible for his aunt to be , born free. She is also survived by a grand-nephew, Joel Flood. ' The Rev. J. Russell Brown will officiate at the Friday fijneral services, arranged by ' the Jackson Funeral Home.

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