Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 2, 1964 · 17
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 17

Oakland, California
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Wednesday, September 2, 1964
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n AUTOMOBILES ARE One of the nation's Fresno Celebrates New Mall FRESNO - A $1.5 million 10-block pedestrian shopping mall was opened last night by Gov. Edmund G. ferown and a host of other dignitaries, including William Slayton, head of the federal Urban Renewal Administration. In his- speech, the governor said Fresno "is the first city in the United States to have completed such a mall as this under the federal urban re- 'val program. "You have shown that this program can be made a crea-H tive, effective partnership between the Federal Government and the city." EGGS TOSSED A diversion was caused when three eggs were thrown during touched the back of the .governor's head. Police blamed teenagers. The Fresno mall idea was born in 1958 when downtown merchants saw their percentage grip on sales in the six-county area slipping. A redevelopment plan was begun, involving about 2,000 acres, 87 of them in Fresno's center with the rest in outlying areas. This work is continuing under urban renewal and private financing and has become one of the most ambitious redevelopment projects in the nation. SIX BLOCKS LONG But the mall is Fresno's pride and joy. It is six blocks long with about four more blocks added on side streets. Six blocks of Fresno's . old Main Street were torn up to make way for the mall. ' Twenty-three fountains and nearly $200,000 worth of art work dot the expanse, trees and flowers jrow where once cars and trucks drove. Larry Willoughby, executive director of the Downtown Merchants Association, said the mall area businessmen's mood is one of anticipation. "We finally have separated the pedestrian from the vehicle," he said. Schools Post Resignation Schedule ALAMEDA Registration for pupils who have not previously attended Alameda schools will be held from 9 a.m. till noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on the following dates according to schools: Sept. 3, 4, 8 and 10r: Longfellow,- Mastick, Paden and Woodstock Schools and Alameda and Encinal High Schools. Sept. 8 and 10: Edison, Franklin, Haight, Lincoln, Lum, John Muir, Frank Otis, Porter and Washington Schools. Opening day of school is Monday, Sept. 14. Cox Concern Buys Pittsburg TV Outlet Cox Broadcasting Corp., which owns and operates Station , KTVU-TV In San Francisco and Oakland, has purchased Station WIIC-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa. for price in excess of $20 million, according to J. Leonard Reinsch, president of Cox Broadcasting. .The corDorauon also owns broadcasting facilities in At lanta, Ga.; Dayton, Ohio; Char lotte, N.C: Miami, Fla., and the CATV systems in Washington nn BANNED FROM FRESNO'S NEW SHOPPING MALL largest, it was formally opened last night. (AP) 'Pill to Help Women Keep Good Looks' SOUTHAMPTON, England (UPI) Scientists soon may come up with a pill to enable women to retain their good looks until they are 60 or 70, according to Dr. Vladimir Pe-trow. The research chemist told a meeting of chemists Tuesday that it was a question of supplying the hormones of femininity after the natural supply has run out. "Instead of growing old after the change of life, women will keep their good looks tip to 60 or 70," Petrow said. He said research into birth control pills has led to new discoveries. "It is not a question of increasing the life span, but it will make life much happier for a woman," Petrow told the meeting. S.F. Blaze Kills Fire Captain A heroic fire department captain was killed and eight fire men and two women were in- jtired in a Saa Francisco apartment house fire last night. Capt. Andrew K. Benton, 44, was fatally injured by a back-draft explosion" on the fourth floor as he led members of Truck Company 7 through a hallway. The blast threw him about 30 feet. He died in an ambulance en route to San Francisco General Hospital. Shortly before the explosion Benton had carried an un conscious woman from, the blaz ing building. SEVERE BURNS One of the residents of the apartment house at 391 Valencia St., suffered second and third degree burns over most of her body. She was identified as Mrs. Emily Kuch, - 60. Mrs. Frances Hartman, 62, another resident, suffered less serious burns and shock. The fire broke out on the third floor of the brick structure at 8:30 p.m. Within moments the whole building was engulfed in smoke and flames. ISO FIREMEN Three alarms brought 150 fire men, to the scene. The fire was under control within an hour, Most of the 45 residents fled from their apartments after Frank Stueve, his wife, Margaret and children Lillian, 8, and son, Gregory, 15, ran through the halls screaming, "Fire." Fire Chief William Murray estimated damage at $65,000. Cause of the fire was not im mediately determined. Abandoned School Sale Authorized SAN LEANDRO - Trustees of San Leandro Unified School District have authorized sale of the abandoned Jackson School property at 1438 Wayne Ave. Two parcels, totalling 1.25 acres between Wayne and Pa cific Avenues, have been ap praised at S62.500. In other action last night the trustees tentatively approved a new efficiency evaluation pro gram for elementary and sac ondary principals. rr 41 J JeO Girls Can't Find a Clubhouse ALAMEDA - The newly formed Alameda Girls Club has been thwarted in its attempt to find a clubhouse. The city council last night overruled a planning commission decision granting the club a use permit to operate its headquarters at 1431 Morton St. Supporters of the girls club has hoped to use the two-story home as a "home away from home," where girls could participate in homemaking and social activities. Although the home on Morton Street is located in an apartment zone, most of the surrounding neighborhood is composed of single - family residences. Many residents of the area opposed the location of the club because they felt it would lead to traffic and noise problems In other business, Shoreline Properties, Inc., which plans a $175 million, 723-acre develop ment. on Bay Farm Island tide- lands, filed a fill-and-dredge agreement with the city. The agreement, which will be acted upon at the Sept. 15 council meeting, provides that the developer will take three million cubic yards of sand from the San Leandro Channel area at no cost in exchange for deepen ing the channel. Up to 20 million cubic yards will be taken from the city's "borrow pit for which the city will be paid three cents per cubic yard. As part of the agreement, the city will have an option to purchase 66 acres of the reclaimed land in the project area at a cost of- $7,500 an acre. Blachman's Purchases Two Buildings BERKELEY - Purchase of a building occupied by National Dollar Stores at 2026 Shattuck Ave. and an adjoining building on Addison Street was announced today by Blachman's women's apparel store. ine iwo structures were bought by Max and Sam Blach- man, owners of Blachman's, and a brother, Robert, for more, than $200,000 from the North western Mutual Life Insurance Co. Acquisition of the L-shaped property will give the women's ready-to-wear retail firm 15,- 000 square feet of space, more than double the space in a build ing at 2000 Shattuck Ave. Blach man's sold recently to the San Francisco Federal Savings and Loan Association. The Blachmans were repre sented" in the transaction by Leonard Leon of Cold well, Bank er and Co. Sam Blachman said that the new quarters will be remodeled extensively, that new fixtures will be added and that existing departments will be expanded. Blachman's expects to be open for business at the new location by Oct. 10, he said. National Dollar Stores had occupied the building fronting on Shattuck Avenue for 20 years. Congo Towns Retaken LEOPOLD VILLE, The Congo (UPI) The Congolese National Army (ANC) has recaptured the rebel-held towns of Mitwaba and Manono in embattled Ka tanga province, it was an Suit Fil On Future Jet Noise Commissioners of the Port of Oakland have filed suit in Ala- medaountyi5uperiori3ourMo condemn easements on 95 acres of submerged tidelands off Bay Farm Island, in an effort to protect .themselves from future lawsuits ifrom airport jetliner noise. ; ' The port commissioners had agreed a month ago to seek condemnation, contending that they could not obtain "save harmless" assurance from pri- ate developers who plan a 770- acre residential community on land to be filled along the south side-jof the San Leandro Channel. TWO DEFENDANTS Named as defendants in the port's suit are the Utah Con struction and Mining Company. owner of the property, and Shoreline Properties Inc., headed by developer D. J. Hawley. $175 million planned commun-Shoreline Properties plans a $175 million planned commun ity with homes, apartments and stores. Ben E. Nutter, executive di rector of the Port, said the Port does not oppose the en tire development, "but only the high-density, multiple-residen tial units adjacent to the takeoff zone." The Port seeks condemnation of what is roughly the southwest portion of the development area, which lies "on onetime farm lands submerged" when storms broke adjacent levees 20-odd years ago. ; PLAN SUPPORTED Hawley's plans have the sup port of the Alameda planning commission, the Alameda city council, and the Alameda County Local Agency Formation Commission. The latter organi zation has given Hawley approval of his plan for a reclamation district for the develop ment. The Port's position is that modern airports are plagued with lawsuits from homeowners complaining about jet engine noise noise that will increase as Metropolitan Oakland Inter national Airport realizes future development with subsonic jet liners and the forthcoming supersonic transports. The land in question lies about a mile to the northeast of the takeoff end of the air port's 10,000-foot jetliner runway. Hawley has said he will soundproof the residences and apartments he builds. FBI Seizes Hood Who Fooled S.F. Louis F. Vasselli, 34, who was unmasked as a notorious Chicago hoodlum after slipping away from San Francisco police, is no longer on the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted" men. The FBI arrested him yester day in Calumet City, 111. He was taken into custody in a motel room where agents said he had a loaded .38 caliber re volver.- He was sought by the FBI fcr jumping bail in Chicago where he was indicted on fed eral narcotics charges and sen tenced in absentia in state prison for narcotics violation in 1962. He also Will be questioned about a variety of other crimes. Vasselli stirred up a police departmental furore last April. Arrested on a drunk charge. he was booked as Theodore J. Rago, 34, an employe of a San Francisco car wash firm. Later when it was discovered his records had been altered and the fingerprint file had vanished he was summoned to the Hall of Justice. He appeared to be re-finger printed and chatted amiably with high ranking officers. But by the time a check with FBI headquarters in Washington re vealed his true background, he had vanished. As an aftermath Patrolman Joseph L. Taverna, 40, a 15- year veteran, was charged by the Police Commission with altering official records. Taver na resigned Aug. 3, the day he was to have appeared before the commission. Talk on Problems Of Spanish-Speaking The educational problems of Spanish - speaking children in California will be discussed at 8 p.m. tomorrow by Dr. Y. Ar-turo Cabrera, professor of education at San Jose State College. Dr. Cabrera will speak at Lockwood School in a program sponsored by the Mexican-American Political Association of Oakland. NAM lea b Ate so) M I Lows. TV T7 rW W ert In Mosk Takes OyerfDuties In High Court Former State Attorney General Stanley Mosk today held office as associate justice of the California Supreme Court -bellowing brief ceremonies at the State Building in San Francisco. Associate Justice B. Rey Schauer yesterday administered the oath of office which made Mosk the 86th justice of the court since its organization 'in 1850. Mosk was appointed by Governor Edmund Brown last August 14 to fill the place vacated by Associate Justice Roger J. Traynor, who in turn succeeded to the post of Chief Justice Phil S. Gibson upon his retirement August 31. Justice Mosk, who will be 52 Friday,' told a small gathering of friends that he was "flattered to be in the company of a group of great jurists." He said he left the attorney general's office where he had serve since his election in 1958 with "mixed feelings." Justice Mosk previously served 16 years on the Los Angeles Superior bench to which he was appointed by the late Governor CulbeK L. Olson at the age of 30. 6-Mile Hike For Aid in Plane Crash Two Bay Area men struggled more than six miles over rugged terrain to aid after their light plane crashed into a 14,000-foot cliff near Idaho Springs, Colo. Robert Gliebe, 27, of Mountain View, pilot of the single - engine Cessna 170, and Kevin Wells, 20, of San Jose, were hospitalized Denver after the crash yes terday. They were; on a vacation trip. Gliebe, who won recognition from the Smithsonian Astro- physical Observatory for photo graphing satellites while an undergraduate rtuden! at the Uni versity of California, is a research engineer; in the satellite systems division of Lockheed Aircraft Company in Sunnyvale. While at U.C. in 1959, Ghebe also founded the Astronautics Club. Wells is employed by a San Jose photographic firm. 2 Chairmen Named for Cancer Drive Two service chairmen for the west Contra Costa County Chapter of the American Cancer Society have been named, Mrs. David Iventosch, county service chairman, announced today. Mrs. Joseph D. Easton, of 536 The Alameda, Berkeley, was selected to provide service for the Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Kensington areas. Mrs. James T. Gordon, of 9 Santa Fe Ave., Hercules, was appointed to service the Rodeo, Crockett, Pinole and Hercules area. . The cancer society provides volunteer drivers when necessary and available to take patients to treatment centers in the Bay Area. CALISTOGA OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER OF CALIF. This geyser it of statewide ond worldwide interest, and many see it in its silent serene position ond at it suddenly bursts forth from In earth. It is en of tho three faithful geyser of the world, two mile north of Colii-togo, on Tubbl Ion. It is in tho upper nd of beautiful Nopa Volley. COBB MOUNTAIN POl FOREST LAKE Thrifty Trias . . . Stit. 7 - It Jk ... 1 )(, rrt. cellaf I, sales, Z. I wet. km I lK . . . ser two left cmtj, tot ... ) wsT. J $17 M; I eiys. W1 M; 7 efs. - MI.M. So toes", if F CtM Ml.. Area Ceet 7(7. - r" ew, wttTMr i Mwum. tmmmt lake, lea ! CeOB.LeeoCe.CelM. Huh sni ultr falter, pin Hit- ; Mitei tti rifilir mhm rata tti i win . t J Merest . J ! City : S S f 1JO MUmty m 1017. VO 1141 Jf COUNTY Ctsi teal Cecktat Imm VwusM IM Go Com. Stt G Wtrtn. Twt TiHwet h he) mi Tw tnM Sows Qssrjei. Meani MIL faosrwiel CkwJrejr'i Pttr hn it St Hncei rr mt"m ' rnenttwej n imp III - Support Lake Site SAN LEANDRO - South County Junior College District architects naveunhesitatingty"r recommended construction of a college on the proposed Lake Chabot site. Chief Architect Delp Johnson, Said the site east of the' Castro Valley Nike missile base "combines 110 usable acres with beauty and access to both San Leandro and Castro Valley. The site, consisting of three hills and two major ravines, is watershed owned by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. LEASE AWAITED A lease agreement with the East Bay Regional Park District for the land surrounding Lake Chabot for future recreational use was to be completed this week. If the trustees select the site, both the park and utility districts would have to approve and the land would be leased back to EBMUD so it could be sold to the junior college district. Trustees will tour the site Sept. 12. In other action Tuesday, the board delayed awarding bids on construction of three buildings at the Hayward campus when the lowest bid exceeded esti mates by 26 per cent. ESTIMATE The district had estimated $465,220 for construction of tech nical - vocational, science-math ematics and. planetarium-science buildings. The low bid of $588,761 was submitted by Able Builders of Hayward. Highest of the four bids received last night was $689,746. "There must be something wrong somewhere," said Trustee L. Arthur Van Etten. Architects were instructed to check bids and report back with a recommendation next Tuesday. C of C to Get Blueprint of City's Future A "blueprint" for the immediate and future development of Oakland and its environs will be presented to the Oakland Cham ber of Commerce Board of Di rectors Sept. 21. The program, details of which have not been revealed, is aimed at improving the busi ness climate and developing the community in keeping with Alameda County's record as the first Northern California county to pass the million - population mark, spokesmen said. Teachers on Strike LA PAZ, Bolivia iffi Bolivia's 25,000 public school teachers went on strike today for higher salaries. 131 SIIECT KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY tut HtiscmMK sistiuMt ceireitiiti Of!tOI0 M HWff Aklanbil&GHbtiM City Considers Charter Hearings A series of special Oakland Citv Council hearings have been proposed to ready a .new version, of the city charter for presentation to the voters next spring. Councilman Paul A. Brom last flight suggested a series of "'six or eight" council hearings hopefully to be completed by the end of the year. Brom. as chairman of the city's charter revision committee, wrestled with the city's present 205-page charter for two years before his committee came up with proposed 32-page version last April. 'VOTERS' CHOICE' Brom last night repeated the charter revision committee's recommendation of April that on several highly controversial points, voters be given a choice Detween tne present ana pro posed versions. This is so the whole revised document would not be defeated should voters refuse to accept any part of it. This could be done, Brom said by offering the new charter on a ballot which also would offer simultaneous amendments. These amendments would contain generally, the old charter language on disputed points. 'TIGHTER ADMINISTRATION: The council decided on 3 p.m., Sept. .22 for its first "exploratory" meeting on the revision. Brom ' suggested meetings on alternate Tuesdays after that, until the charter revision has been reviewed. Generally, the 32-page revision would tighten the city's admin istrative set-up, giving the city manager and mayor more control over the boards and com missions. In other business, City Clerk Gladys H. Murphy auctioned off five parcels of city-owned sur plus property for amounts total ing more than $91,000. Winning bidders were: Harry Schilling, 2001 Park St., Alameda, $35,500 for a 14,181- square foot parcel on Bancroft Avenue between 42nd Avenue and High Street. Vito Maselli, 300 Lakeside Drive, $8,750, for a 4,517-square foot plot on Bancroft between 62nd and 63rd Avenues. Lawrence Cosca, 4201 Aberfoil Ave., $7,100 for 4,824 square feet at Foothill Boulevard and Foothill Place. Joseph H. Vaughn, 5129 Foot hill Blvd., $21,200 for an 8,115- square foot tract at MacArthur Boulevard and Bruce Street. James J. Rolston, 353 15th St., $18,500 for a 15,395-square foot parcel, southeasterly of Richmond Boulevard near 30th Street. The council postponed until Sept. 15 hearing an appeal on a proposal for a car wash business for 3705 and 3737 Broadway. The proposed business, which , The Mild-Mannered Bourbon MNUICiT WSTIUI0 IT THt FlilJCfHUW MSTtUIW WOTKlTrT Wed., Sept. 2, 1964 - E17 would extend its exit through the block onto residentially zoned Manila Avenue, was denied by a 3-2 planning commission vote two weeks ago. Also set over until Sept. 15 was an appeal which seeks to rezone 3315-3329 High St. from apartment to commercial status for a gasoline station. That also was turned down by the planning commission. In other business the council: Set for the night of Sept. 29, an appeal of the Kaylyn Company, which seeks to build a 52-unit apartment project at 334 105th Ave., in the Sobrante Park area. The planning commission rejected this proposal by a 4-1 vote. Decided that no council meeting will be held next Tuesday night because it falls be-, tween Labor Day and Admissions Day, city holidays. Councilman Rose Casts First Votes In a routine., evening of city business, Councilman Joshua Ifrse cast his vote 11 times. . AH the votes of the seven councilmen present were unanimous, and on that quiet note, "Josh" Rose, 57, last night be came the first Negro ever to sit on the Oakland City Council. Last week, it was also by unan imous vote that the council chose Rose to fill the second district post of resigning Robert V. McKeen. An assistant general secretary of the Oakland YMCA, Rose until last week had served on the Oakland Recreation Commis sion. He had been on the commission since 1947. No newcomer to governmental affairs, he nonetheless observed after last night's meeting that council procedures take some study. 'I learned some things to night," he said, "and I'll learn some things next meeting." Mayor John C. Houlihan, who was absent from last night's meeting, nas not announced his nomination to fill Rose's unexpired term on the Recreation Commission. Till DEAL!!! 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