Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 22, 1974 · Page 14
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Oakland, California
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Sunday, September 22, 1974
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14 K W.S^t. 72,1974 Congress Cut Dedication Dancers La Kambini Dancers of the Filipino Community of the East Boy Inc. perform Saturday at the dedication of the new 8.2-acre Lowell Park, 12th and Filbert streets. Also celebrated was Oak Center Day, under the sponsorship of the Oak Center Neighborhood Assn. Veteran Actor Walter Brennan Dies at 80 Continued from Page 1 ed, "Of course I'm nothing like the man." He also made such films as "How the West Was Won," "Those Galloways," "Who's Minding the Mint" and "Support Your Local Sheriff." By keeping busy, he made more money than many stars. And invested it wisely, mostly in land. He was reputedly a millionaire. He was also a supporter of conservative political causes. "For me, it's America first, last and always, and I'm proud to be privileged to enjoy its freedom," he told an interviewer. Another time he asked, "What have you done for America? If nothing, you better start teaching your children how to count rubles." He was semiretired in recent years, living on his 11- acre Moorpark spread with his wife "I never saw anyone I liked as well, never chases, never cheated," he said of her. In his 10-room house on a knoll he liked to play tapes and records or light classics or sit down at his wife's electronic pipe organ and "make train noises." As a proper New Englander, he was never talkative in public. His acceptance speech for his first Academy Award was 'Thank you." His acceptance speech for "Kentucky" was "Thank you very much." And for the "Westerner," "Thank you very, very much." He never had much to say about acting. Congressmen Urge Rules On Inflation Cntiiied train Page 1 income families, with the loss of revenue offset by closing of tax loopholes. · Creation of a commission to make recommendations on removal of barriers to competition. The committee, in releasing its report, pointed out that it had met the six-week deadline suggested by Ford in his address to Congress Aug. 12. Sen. William Proxmire, vice-chairman of the committee, said its 12 Democratic and 8 Republican members were unanimous in support of the recommendations. Resistors Don't Like Ford Plan TORONTO (AP) - About M America draft resisten ttd deserters living in ente net here Sttanty awl voted * rejett PnsMe* F«tf* «f- fcrtf cMdUfeul amnesty. Chtrfcs SUmac, sfttetaua fcr fte c--ferenrt. MM the "A character actor isn't an actor," he insisted. "He's a personality. Oh, you can act if you want to, I suppose. But don't get caught at it." Brennan was born in Lynn, Mass., on July 25, 1894. He got the acting'bug while in college, where he also played football as a wiry six-footer. After graduation he knocked around in vaudeville and musical comedy for two years. When the United States entered World I he enlisted, spending nine months on the front lines. For a time after the war he held various jobs but in 1023 he came to Hollywood with his wife and 1-year-old son. He started hustling for work. With a make-up kit under one arm to provide various disguises he toured the studios ready to work at a moment's notice. Often he made the rounds with another struggling actor -- Gary Cooper. Even then Brennan knew what an image meant in Hollywood. "If they paid me $10 a day I was Walter Brennan. If the check was $7.50 they got Walter Andrews. For anything less than that my billing was Phillip Space." His first big role was in "Barbary Coast" in 1935. He played one-eyed "Old Atrocity" the sailor and received rave notices. He soon had Explosion in Rail Yard Injures 100 Continued fnm Page 1 move through seven rows of cars." Some of the injured were inside a coin laundry near the blast scene. Another man in a nearby barber shop suffered a severed artery from flying glass, authorities said. Carr said the explosion was followed by a number of smaller blasts. 'The fire was just walking across the railroad yard," Carr said. "There were at least 100 cars damaged." Firemen contained the fire within four hours by moving railroad cars out of the area, out officials said the blaze probably would have to burn itself out. Carr said some of the burning cars contained outadine, a petrochemical, liquefied gas and ethyl lead, a gasoline additive. The explosion's force shattered windows up to a mite away. -Some nearby buildings received structural damage and at least one man was injured when a heavy steel door was blown down on Mm. Patients at Lockwcod Ht«pi- tal and a nearby Mrifec home located near fte rail- nad yard were etacMtel af- more job offers than he could handle. He scored in "The Texans," "Sergeant York," "Pride of the Yankees," "Red River" and "North Star." Hurricane Death Toll Worsens Continued from Page 1 than estimated," Sanchez said. "As water recedes and res-' cue brigades are able to get to I the most hard-hit areas, we would not be surprised if the figures increase," said Col. Eduardo Andino, emergency committee coordinator. "This is a great tragedy." If the figures 1 are confirmed, Fifi would rank :s the third or fourth most devastating hurricane in modern history. A cyclone in 1969 killed 300,000 persons in East Pakistan, a hurricane in the West Indies k;lled 22,000 persons in ! 1780 and Hurricane Flora' killed 7,000 persons in Haiti in ! 1963. ' Medical supplies, food and clothing were en route from the United States, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Canada, Venezuela and other countries. U. S. Air Force cargo planes on Saturday flew .1 water purification plant from the Canal Zone to La Mesa airfield near San Pedro Sula and officials said that the planes were to return today with food and relief supplies. Numerous small planes flew dozens of missions from La Mesa pn Saturday dropping food and medical supplies to stranded survivors in the surrounding countryside. United States military helicopters were to arrive in La Mesa today from the Canal Zone, to rescue survivors from rooftops and trees and fly food and supplies to other survivors to keep them from overcrowding growing refugee centers, officials in San Pedro Sula said. Andino said rescue workers pulled bodies from floodwaters in Choloma and threw them into mass graves, while medics purified water and distributed medicine to try to prevent outbreaks of typhoid and other diseases. Choloma is roughly 120 miles northeast of Tegucigal pj. · Andino said 10 to 12 foot tides apparently poshed flood waters back to Choloma, where they weakened a dam. "When tte dam burst it cast earth, water and recto on the town," Andino aid. "We think that the people sfcepto wfcea the town waa flMftrt. Wot* we ffcw over tt, we SOT tabes Mtot»«f«te hmcs. It mawt have beet a watt at «artfc tad water that CtatfwN frtn Page 1 by Rep. H. R. Gross, R-Iowa, as taxpayer-paid trips. "That's the granddaddy of the junkets," said Gross. "They go to Vienna, they've been all over the world with this thing." Derwinski said he hopes the Tokyo session will be able to work out a collective program for aiding the drought-stricken Sahel in Africa and to win a policy agreement against ocean pollution. He said other items on the agenda include expansion of world trade, the Middle East and Cyprus, and mutual U.S.- Soviet troops cut in Europe. Congress appropriates $75,000 a year for U.S. due's for the union and $45,000 to pay travel expenses for the U.S. delegation to at least two sessions. Darrell St. Claire, the American group's executive secretary, declined to estimate how much the Tokyo trip will cost but said the delegation's trip to a session in Bucharest last April cost $16,000. . Who will go to Tokyo was left much in doubt after Sparkman's itinerary change Thursday. Five of the 14 senators originally appointed as delegates are still on the travel list: Sens. Robert T. Stafford, R- Vt., Vance Hartke, D-Ind., Thomas J. Mclntyre, D-N.H., William L. Scott, R-Va., and Hiram Fong, R-Hawaii. Aides said Stafford and Hartke plan to go and Fong is undecided. Offices of Mclnt- yre and Scott did not answer telephone inquiries on the senators' plans. With the full House up for re-election in November, only Derwinski has signed up for sure: House members undecided about going are fteps. Robert McClory, Mil., Bob Casey, D- Tex., Charles E. Chamberlain, R-Mich., and Paul Rogers, D-Fla. Reps. Richardson Preyer, D-N.C. and J. Herbert Burke, R-Fla., said they can't go because of heavy re-election campaigns. Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., said he also probably will not go. Meet fr. Smodc' Nfedt tank? The "mtncte drag" is Dr. Smock-anew daily comfc strip that has an of the ingredients for laughs, laughs, langhs-the sure cure for the blues. In addition to Dr. Smock, you will meet the staff of the Lotta Heart Memorial Hospital, as well as some unusual patients: a wacky psychiatrist. Dr. Freid, who is a bit strange himself; Dr. Downer, the head surgeon; Vern the Intern; Miss Aiken, .the hypochondriac; and many other memorable characters. All of this from the fertile brain of the Bay Area's own well-known George Lemont. Dr. Smock starts tomorrow on The Tribune comic page. U.C. Upgrading Demanded By Regent Ndrton Simon LOS ANGELES (AP) - Regent Norton Simon has threatened to quit his post if the next state administration in Sacramento fails to upgrade the University of California system without causing big debts. Simon, a Republican who is regarded as a liberal on the regents board, sharply criticized GOP Gov. Ronald Reagan, who is a regent by virtue of his state office. "In all the history of this university, there has never been a governor that has attended as many meetings as Ronald Reagan did for the first few years until he had the-power in his hands and made subservient the administration of the University of California," Simon told a news conference on the windup day of the regents' meeting. There was no immediate response from the governor. But reaction was generally negative from U.S. President Charles Hitch, who said Simon's recommendation to limit faculty research and large-scale doctorate training to three or four campuses "is not the right way to go. "I don't intend to preside over the conversion of four or six of our campuses to non- university status," Hitch declared. On a Simon suggestion to lower UC Riverside tuition to help its low-enrollment status, Hitch said "I'm willing to look at variation in tuition fees...but I'm afraid it would look like we regard Riverside as a second-class campus." Simon declared, "I intend to leave the board unless I see...a different approach, and an attempt to find ways to do the best we can with what we've got and what we can get." Simon, a millionaire businessman, said he feared that both the Republican ajjd Democratic candidates for governor -- if elected -- would try to redress Reagan-era "abuse" with a "bigger debt...and inflated dollars." He said proposals to increase construction disturbed him, in light of projected small enrollment increases. The UC administration has proposed more than a half- billion-dollar operations budget, some of which would go to capital outlay. "I feel now that any new governor coming in should look at what has been seriously destroyed, try and salvage it as best he can and be sure to have money for the things that are essential to keep on the character of the university." 19 Transbay Runs to Be Cut by AC Nineteen more transbay bus runs will be eliminated tomorrow by AC Transit because o f . riders being diverted to Bay Area Rapid Transit trains operating through the underwater tube. AC eliminated 18 bus trips last week in .addition to the once-busy shuttle between MacArthur BART station and San Francisco. Four morning trips ana three evening trips will be cut from the R-F, one morning and one evening run on the S and RCX, and two morning and two evening on both the R-H and K-X. Slecp^Ure THE MOST COMPLETE IN THE WEST . . . Buy for Less and SAVE $ $ SLUMBER PAR* COMPLETE 6X7 KING WITH SLUMBER PAR* SET WE DELIVER 138. you PICKUP $ 128. SOFA BEDS..'169. BEDROOM SETS $005 6 re COMPUTE-AS tow AI JaJbi«f* FULL SIZE MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS *|BJM* frtffl Cawda, Sw* *·; France and Britatt tne ttMp.rn.AtnV at ·(the art*Sm Fdm Sato, dtyefUM*. . ···'· i -- -- -- w . ^ ^ . , , . . ^ _ . . _ . . , . ^^ ffle nttaii caq* Bl* « U Ceta. Tk^p. CaKffli the Ore. how much does HE spend o year on clothes? Headboard, Frame, 'Quilted Spread, 2 King Size Sheets, 2 King Size Pillows ft 2 Cases. Our KING SIZE Truly fit tor a King COMPUTE QUEEN SET 60X80 MATTRESS AND BOX SPRINGS DON'T FORGET YOU HOC UP.... WEDCUVB IftMIM In 1973 he spent more than $137 million in the East Bay on clothes! That's an increase of more than 68% since 1963. This represents $215 for each family residing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. 'Surveys show that when men look for help before shopping for clothes, nine out often turn to the ads in their newspaper. Are you getting your share of these sales? Has your business increased 68% since 1963? The (Tribune ; reaches more East,, Bay men and 2 women than any .; other medium. 55% of (Tribune adult readers have ^2 household incomes of $10,000 or more. Andthe(Eiribunec has the largest evening circulation in Northern California with 88% home delivered and 97% concentrated In the East Bay primary market area. For a greater shared of the men's clothing business, call (Tribune Local ,£; Advertising ·':£, Sales Manager, Drji Pitta, at 645-2722^ He has a special booklet, the g "Metropolitan ^ Oakland Progress : Report" Ifsyoursp for the asking. ;'

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