Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on April 21, 1965 · 3
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OAlka62Sri!?uii Wed., April 21,1 $55 E 3 Near ITS' P By HARRE DEMORO FREMONT - This sprawling community, of residential tracts, shopping centers, lofty hills and miles of agricultural land has stepped closer to its dream of . a "metropolis' of the future.' Jubliant civic leaders and city officials rejoiced last night at the results of yesterday's elec-" tion which approved a lease-v purchase plan to build a city halh The election ' victory v ended nearly 10 years of frustrated efforts to obtain a permanent city hall for this: young community. There was joyful talk among the victors or a "new-era" dawning and of a new spirit in the air. ; As a hard-fought, sometimes bitter campaign faded quickly into oblivion, Mayor Donald Dil-.. Ion suggested that the victory "brought this town into focus a . bit." A new city is emerging from the five old rural com-., munities that existed before Fre-. mont was incorporated in 1956, he said. "Fremont," he reflected, "is : beginning to arrive." "One of the important aspects of,- this ; victory," added City Councilman Geoffrey Steel, "is that we now have the issue behind us and we can apply ourselves to solving other problems . such as . freeways and rapid -transit." . ,The city hall problem has been with the city in one form or another since incorporation, Steel said. The "strife" it has caused may have disc&iraged industry from coming to Fremont, he said. To City Manager Howard L Reese, the victory means a better' civic "image" and an end to tending municipal business in' cramped quarters in an old Mission San Jose school. Developers .and builders proposing multimillion dollar proj- ects will no longer have to unveil their plans under such conditions, Reese said. "I can't help but feel that the old abandoned school Bouse discouraged some developers," Reese said. Meanwhile, Mrs. J. ASilva,-leader of the opposition "No Lease-Purchase in Fremont Committee, said she "would accept the voters decision at this point." "I have no other, plans at this time," she said. But James Bray of 2231 Marion Ave., an active opponent of the plan, said he might sponsor a taxpayers' suit to battle lease-purchase "all the way to the state supreme court" Bray," however, said he first would have to raise enough ; money to sponsor such a suit. James Vieth of 4743 Dogwood Ave., another opposition worker and often a critic of city policy, blamed the outcome on a lack of money v available to fight the measure. He said a dinner sponsored by builders and developers raised $6,000 for "The Ma- " jority, the committee favoring the lease plan. But, he said, opposition forces had less than $500 to spend. As all of the shouting died and the last ballots were counted, Reese took a deep breath, smiled, and said: "I'm very pleased. It's the end of an old political problem," hre on Me Dream IS iISIII;f . ft IK JOSHUA-R. ROSE Incumbent Victory for Continued from Page 1 press a wholesome support from all sections of the city which "portends success as Oakland strives for unity." He said their re-election demonstrates "support for the practices, precepts, p o 1 i c i e s and principles dedicated to equal educational opportunities for all of our students." - Houlihan led his closest opponent, Andrew N. MacFarlane, v Emeryville Three incumbents were re- " elected to the Emeryville , Board of Education without opposition. The vote: Mary K. . Curran, 132; Anthony G. ' Cabral, 130; Dorothy Blan- gero, 126. contractor, by well" over 4-1. Fred E. Reed, retired real estate developer; Hector Reyna, organizer; and Paul Montauk, Socialist Workers candidate, trailed far behind. WIDE MARGIN Rose, YMCA secretary and Oakland'sfirst Negro councilman, who succeeded Robert V. McKeen after his resignation last year, rolled up an 18,000-" "vote margin over his opponent Laurence E. McNutt, insurance broker. - In what had been expected to be a close race, Brom scored an easy 14,000 vote win over Albert E. Lobello, contractor and former planning commissioner. Brom joinedthe-council "last year after the resignation of Harry R. Lange. I School director contests set up for next. month are certain to . produce heated competition. Dunstan, insurance broker, led : throughout the count last night, but topped Rose, an attorney, by only-1,700 votes - in the com-' pleted tally. Rose is expected to Jail heir next month to some - 9,000 votes cast for Joseph Moro1 - zumi, attorney. Dunstan should ,be able to count on a swing to fcim of the 7,500 votes cast for Sam K,Cook, public relations man; LATE PRECINCTS Mrs; Price swept into the lead on an avalanche of votes from late-reporting West Oakland pre-. cincts, after Mrs. Corneille had led in the count throughout the night. Mrs. Price's primary margin "stands at 2,800 votes. The final . decision next month will depend Dechow on Peralf a Continued from Page 1 plurality in Oakland while also leading in Alameda and Piedmont. James T. Heavey, attor- ney, ran well in Berkeley, Al- ' , bany, and Emeryville, but was far ruiMictanrAH in the district 1U1 v4 rtw Two incumbent trustees, mrs. Moraarof Pair HaVPS Piedmont. . and Mrs. Cheryl Kleinhammer, Albany, were unopposed for re-, election. The final vote count; Area 3 Carl Dechow Jr. ........ 30,694 James T. Heavey 24,332 : Jack H. Margolis 9,469 AreaS Margaret Fair Hayes ... 59,230 Area 7 -Cheryl R. Kleinhammer 57,472 if JbiL I ft ROBERT L. OSBORNE PAUL A. BROM Oakland Councilmen returned to office I on the shift of 15,500 votes cast for the third candidate in the race, Mrs. Patricia Atthowe. The Port lands proposition won easily with an 18,000-vote ma jority. It will enable the Dort commission to grant leases for a maximum of 66 years instead of 50, to lease land for general development without the present restriction to navigation and commerce, to negotiate leases without public bidding, and to sell land without concurring action by the city council. The total vote of '.3.54U only 41.7 per cent of the total registration of 175,977, was far below ' expectations. Threatening weather throughout the day, and rain that stalled the customary late voting, helped keep the total down. MAYOR John C. Houlihan'...-'....' 49,284 Andrew N. MacFarlane.. 11,785 Fred E. Reed ............ 5,537 Hector Reyna 2,405 Paul Montauk .......... 1,856 CITY COUNCIL t Dist. 2 Unexpired Term Joshua R. Rose ......... 42,506 Lawrence E, McNutt ... 24,617 Dist. Full Term . Joshua R. Rose ......... 39,746 Lawrence E. McNutt ... 23,522 Dist. 4- - Robert L. Osborne 56,251 Dist. 6 Unexpired Term Paul A. Brom 38,194 Albert E. Lobello 25,096 Dist. 6-Full Term Paul A. Brom 41,507 Albert E. Lobello ........ 27,472 AUDITOR-CONTROLLER Unexpired Term Alan A. Brizee 50,295 Gilberts Castillo ....... 12,165 Full Term Alan A. Brizee 49,020 Gilbert R. Castillo ; .r.r. 11,063 BOARD OF EDUCATION Director 1 Lorenzo N, Hoopes William T. Belcher Jr. William D. Mclntyre .. Mary Lou Montauk .... Director 2 ! W. Elwyn Dunstan Seymour M. Rose Joseph Morozumi . . .v Sam K. Cook Jr. . . . . . . Director 3 Alan A. Lindsay Alexander S, Jackson . Director 4 Electra Kimble Price . Ann Root Corneille , . , Patricia M. Atthowe . . . CHARTER AMENDMENT 1-Port Land Yes ....38,442. No ....20,255 at , yt - , - ' I A ' CARL DECHOW JR. Peralta College Winner 1. w v i i ; y i t " ' f i , " f . . Incumbents m - if , , 1 i - . r f:.';:;';,;;:; - :;x"?f "f r r n ' Cl i i J' 1 I i LORENZO N. HOOPES ALAN A. LINDSAY Incumbent school directors win reelection jm Lsl. W. E. DUNSTAN SEYMOUR M. ROSE School director candidates face runoff in May 36,121 ! i t 2,946 I ; U - m 9,098 & " 'i a' ' 7,579 -fli 1igf g 4 ". ' -If ' :: , 43,019 w V, 23,067 1 - ii 26,425 W" :.,Jj 23,608 15,510 ! - tt-Wi l.i .- - ANN CORNEILLE ELECTRA PRICE School director aspirants to contest May 1 8 MARGARET FAIR HAYES. CHERYL KLEINHAMMER Incumbent Peralta College trustees reelected r if' ' ALAN A. BRIZEE Auditor-Controller Wins 7t . ' : ' . . : Mi Board V ' I i I 'i I Liberals in San Mateo School Win The two liberal incumbents have been returned to the San Mateo Junior. 'College District Board of Trustees, soundly defeating their conservative challengers. Francis W. Pearson and Robert A, Tarver were returned to office by decisive margins, winning over Charles J. Foster and Dr. Maurice A. Bites. Pearson and Tarver had I backed the administration's policy of permitting controversial speakers on the campus. This program had been vigorously opposed by the losing candidates. The vote tally in yesterday's election was Pearson, 32,948; Tarver, 31,069; Bliss, 15,094, and Foster, 14,774. Hughes M. Blow ers, whose name .was on the ballot even though he had withdrawn in f a v o r of the incum bents, received 6,827 votes. Trie electorate by a vote of 27,023 to 26,626 turned down a proposed county charter amendment to make the county super intendent of education an appointive post. A proposition to estaonsn an examination procedure for county probation officers was passed bv a vote of 30,576 to 17,921. - Voters in the Portola Valley Elementary School District approved a tax rate increase from $2.75 to $3.25, by 749 to 720,. but turned down a $229,000 bond is sue by 990 to 550. The bond meas ure required a two-thirds major ity vote for passage. LOS ALTOS HILLS Mayor Is Voted Out Of Office LOS ALTOS JHLLS - William B. Clayton, mayor here for the past four years, was voted out of office by three fellow council- men last night. .Clayton,' who will remain on the council, was accused of put ting the interests of a business partner above the town's inter ests. An overflow crowd of nearly 3(Tnpefsdnr"Unablrsquee2e into the jampacked Town Hall stood outside to hear the pro ceedings. The councilmen claimed that Clayton's name appeared on a deed to a quarry that was sold by his partner, Vilbert Fleury, to the Freeman Paving Compa-! ny for $66,000. The quarry which had been closed was purchased by Fleury for $50,000, the councilmen alleged. Park Directors Oppose Board Election Plan Directors of the East Bay Regional Park District adopted a resolution opposing a bill that would change the election procedures forward members. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Jerome Waldie, D-Antioch, calls for election of directors by ward instead of at-large. In "its resolution, the board said election by wards might "result in a provincial approach to the problems of providing adequate park and - recreation needs" and might "place undue emphasis on special interests and cause parks to be acquired and developed not where need and availability exist, but rather where political pressures dictate." William Penn Mott Jr., general manager of the district, reviewed plantf for improvements at the golf course in Tilden Regional Park, including construction of 9 pro shop and starter's building near the first tee, a new driving range and limiting the district service yard to golf course use. A new service yard for the district will be established elsewhere. I i I WILLIAM J. KRETZMER Contra Contra Incumbent school board mem- bers have been returned to of-i fice in all but two of 42 instances ! in Contra Costa County school elections. . Pittsburg tax and Oakley bond measures were defeated in the county's only school financing elections. Light balloting yesterday was general throughout the county as voters in 15 school districts, portions of the county board of education and Contra Costa Junior College District went to the polls. JR. COLLEGE RACES - The most hotly fought races came in the Contra Costa Jun- ior Ullege District where three incumbents won decisive Jy despite spirited campaigning by challengers Attorney William J. Kretzmer defeated El Cerrito Mayor Leo Armstrong for the Ward I post. Incumbent George R. Gordon swamped challenger GeorgeW. Kilboume, 6,088 to 2,886. in Ward III. Robert H. Seymour, who had withdrawn in favor of Kilboume after the ballots had been print ed, polled 295 votes. Terminal company executive Harmon K. : Howard was returned to office1 WORLD ROUNDUP Communist Party Purged in Bulgaria Compiled LONDON A major purge of the Communist Party and high ranking army officers is in the making in Bulgaria as . invitation To Shastri Still Stands WASHINGTON (UPI) - The White House said today President Johnson's invitation for Indian Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri to visit the United Slates in late summer still stands. Shastri, reported furious over a postponement in his Washington trip, announced cancellation fo the visit yesterday in The White House said there was no change in its announcement of a delay in the planned June visit despite Sl&stri's cancellation. Press Secretary George E. Reedy stopped short of saying the President wanted Shastri to go through with the visit. Reedy, said the postponement merely indicated the Asian leader's visit would be in late summer instead of early summer. - "It was felt here that it would be better to have the visit in late summer when the congress- ional program was behind us1 and we v would have our pro-1 irromo an1 cniMoIinoo in ahsiivi so that conversations would be ; more fruitful," Reedy told newsmen. , Asked how he reconciled reports that Shastri was furious at the postponement with the U.S. announcement that India had graciously accepted the delay, Reedy said this information was provided by the State Department f i - J V 1 HARMON K. HOWARD Costa College directors Costa with a vote of 3,861 over chal lengers Calvin G. Andre, a phy- sicist, 2,611 votes, and Henry ft. Pratt, a school teacher, 465 votes, in Ward IV. TAX HIKE LOSES A 50-cent increase in the tax ceiling of the Pittsburg Unified School District was narrowly trounced 2,455 No to 2,392 ..Yes. The Oakley Union School Dis trict $250,000 bond proposal for additions and improvements to 1 Gehringer and Oakley elemen tary schools was favored by a majority of voters but failed to , gain the necessary two thirds j approval. The vote was 250-Yes to200-No Incumbents Dr. William A Page of the Antioch Unified School District and Leo Pilati of the Liberty Union High School District were the only can didates to lose bids for reelec tion. Dr. Page placed third in the race for two Antioch scnooJ board seats, losing to Mrs. Joy E. Molts, a housewife. . Pilau placed fifth In the race for three posts on the Liberty High board at Brentwood, losing his seat to businessman from UPI result of the - recent abortive coup against the regime there, authoritative diplomatic reports said today. j The reports" said party secre taries from the provinces, and local political representatives have been called to Sofia for an emergency conference expected to launch the cleaning up operation across the country. : Communist Party leader Todor Zhivkov, the premier, was said to be firmly in control and to be in the process of mapping punitive measures as well as tightening security arrangements. - - The reports said Bulgaria is likely to tighten up on contacts in the immediate future with the West, the Chinese Communists and with its immediate Communist neighbors. Soviets Endanger Berlin Air Lines BERLIN The Russians have endangered Western Allied aircraft in the Berlin air lanes by dropping chaff designed to interfere with radar, a Western spokesman said today. : The new Soviet harassment of Berlin's Vital air traffic took place Monday and the Western Allies protested it that night, a Western Allied spokesman said. The verbal protest delivered at Berlin's four-power air safety center denounced that act as potential hazard to Western A;liea m"Uiir " wuwwdi ifliehts. ine rewsun ivi iuc new uiic-i ference was not known. f "Perhaps they wish to remind lis they still are around" a Western official said ' Queen's Birthday . LONDON (UPD-Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 39th birthday today. 7 GEORGE R. GORDON ro-ltcted Vote Dewey De Martini and trailing Jerry Thomas by 28 votes. The numerically tightest rac- ; es were in the county's smallest election. Canyon School District -incumbents Eunetia Knipe and Richard Day won reelection with margins of only 15 and 11 ; votes, respectively, over write- ; in candidates. There were only ;. M votes cast in the district. Contra Costa JC Three incumbent members of i the Contra Costa Junior Col lege District were swept 'back into office yesterday by high majorities. George R. Gordon oi ward III came in better than 2 to 1 over George W. Kilboume and. Robert H. Seymour, who withdrew but. remained on the. ballot. In Ward I, William J. Kretz-mer defeated Mayor Leo Armstrong of El Cerrito and in Ward IV Harmon K. Howard topped Calvin G. Andre and Henry C, Pratt. The results: WARD I (One elected) William J. Kretzmer, (Inc.) 2.844 Leo Armstrong 1,711 WARD HI (One elected) George R. Gordon, (Inc.) .6,088 George W. Kilboume 2,886 Robert H. Seymour (withdrew) 295 WARD IV (One elected) . Harmon K. Howard, , (Inc.) ...,:.3JJ6t , ,Calvin G. Andre.. .2,611 : Henry C. Pratt ..........465 ; Tax Measures Defeated in South County Continued from Page 1 when voters, approved a lease ; finance plan to construct the s first building tai Fremont's long- awaited civic center. Unofficial results showed 5,- 280 voted for the measure and 3,785 against, giving the issue , a 58.2 per cent majority ap- j proval. Assistant City Mgr. Donald Driggs said 32.2 per cent of the city's 28,144 registered vot- ; ers cast ballots, one of t h e i lowest turnouts on record in ;( Fremont. Driggs, who predicted a 43 per cent turnout, blamed the rainy weather. - The lease-plan measure which legally did not have to be submitted to the voters, -now has a moral sanction for Fremont to construct a SI million city office juilding, the first element in the city hall plan. . South County JC SAN LEANDRO - Four incumbent members of the South County Junior College District board of trustees won easy victories at the polls yesterday. E. J. "Jay" Chinn of San Le- , andro won handily over his opponent, David Creque a teacher, while William A. Tenney ran way ahead of Lavern L Underbill, an aircraft mechanic of Hayward. r Both Charles W, Stone of San Leandro and L Arthur Van Et-ten of San Lorenzo ran unopposed. The vote with four elected ; elected: Charles W. Stone 16,612 L Arthur Van Etten 15,948 William A. Tenney 12,638 E.J.;lJay"Chinn....,.:.ll,R36 David Creque 5.SS3 Lavern U Underbill 4,8CJ i ''

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