The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on September 6, 1965 · 14
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 14

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Monday, September 6, 1965
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- "-5 tr.Jf.tXailliUrr 5C2H Monday, Sept. t, 1965 ATIVi: AKT IN SAUSALITO An Idyll for Mom and l f Hn v d Jrr lift , f&fr 4 g - nOi 'it K: I IVW? TIMOTHY'S ROSE'S RED, "What other color would By JIM SCIIERMERHOHN. Sausalitans paid sunny obeisance to the world of art as it is known and practiced there in a pleasant, day - long idyll on the grounds of Central School on Caledonia Street yesterday. It would be hard to say whether visitors looked harder at the native art or the natives. Dut red - bearded Terry Koshler of Tiburon insisted his blue ribbon winning sculpture was selling well, though several pieces re New Hip Hangout -The Blue Unicorn By MICHAEL I'ALLOX A pale, fragile girl shrouded in a pink burlap shawl which concealed her mouth and jaw and flapped down about her kness slipped into the Blue Unicorn on Hayes Street and. trembling, approached the owner. She looked as though she might have survived, narrowly, an attack by Bedouins. What had brought her to a coffee house serving hippies on the outer ring of the new Bohemia settling into the Haight-Ashbury District? "I'm looking for a boy," she said. "From New York. Alex Scott Talbot. He's slender, dark. May or may not be bearded. Vaguely effeminate. It's important. It's very important." SUGGESTION Robert Stubbs, 25, the amiable, bearded owner of the toffee house, did not know Talbot, but suggested she ask around among the patrons. Her pleas led her to two obliging men. They offered lielp, produced a map of The City and escorted her to their Volkswagen. , Then away they went, the three of them, off into the night in search ol Alex Scott Talbot. - Behind, in this sottly lit successor to the Co-Existence Bagel Shop, they left 30 hippies sitting at crude tables cn a sagging sofa, munching corn cobs, cantaloupe and buttered bread, and sipping coffee and cider. Hugh Banks, 22, a New Englander, had come from a Zen Buddhist headquarters on Bush Street after spend- Th Diieount Storith tht Whit Front" Save up to 50o on SCHOOL SUPPLIES $1.49 SchaeKtr Cartridge Pen Vlu. (With 7 Cartg.) CQC Now ? for 1.15 or..ea. w3 DB SALES CO. "VST ti fin S. (bt. Mork4 MiMion) "Th Discount Sto- that j Shei Your luct D'couni ! I Otdut'td rori f's ",n -Examiner Photo by Walt Lynott WHITE AND BLUE WORK you paint a cash register?" mained on display, one an intricate assemblage of gears and wheels that had no name, priced at Another, a pair ol metal hands with steel springs for fingers, named "Help." was offered at a modest $15 There was a wide variety of things to buy. Wriggling children were having their portraits done. A lady, who now and then sipped at a bottle of beer hidden in a brown paper sack, sold typewritten poetry on the spot . There were ordinary household utensils and par- ing 12 hours in meditations, mainly in the crosslegged position. "Right now, I'm v e r y much in love and this took on new meaning." Banks said. "I had bubbles burst in the back of my head." Dean Plapowski. .'!0. elderly for a hippie, submerged in the sola, doodling eyeglasses on the reclining figure of a woman on the cover of Harper's, described him-slef as a "peacenik." PART-TIME JOBS This, he explained, "is probably a beatnik who's got himself hung up in pacifist and non-violent activity. "I get part-time jobs occasionally. 1 also stay at people's houses who are pacifists or devoted to pacifist activity. "At the present time I participate in peace activities and I don't know what else to do. I shouldn't say this. I don't know what else has importance or meaning." Surveying his patrons one out of three is a San Francisco State student Stubbs described his modus operandi: "A coltee house is a creation that must harmonize within itself rather than being run as a business to make money. I think of it as an art form." That the Blue Unicorn certainly is that and more. It is a forum for causes from pacifism to planned parenthood, a shelter for sketchers and doodlers. a mailing address for the dispossessed, a clearing house for the lost, a source of pencils, paper, the Columbia Encyclopedia and of free meals for those willing to wash dishes. Few are. It is also the local head-: quarters of the Sexual Free-; dom League. On a recent i Monday e v e n i n g . the league's picket captain was delayed and the weekly program began 20 minutes late. The invited speaker. Gordon Sutherland. 31, spokes A look at beads at the Sa'jsalito Art Show aphernalia. but glued inside brightly colored frames and called pop art There was a fellow named Timother Hose lounging beside his display the works of a very old (he said about 1908i adding machine, whose keys and various parts were decorated with red, white and blue paint. lie staunchly protested this was no subtle commentary on the materialistic propensities of Americans. Rather, he asked innocently, "What other colors man for Teen Challenge, a religious group devoted to breaking teenager drug habits, stood on a chair midway in the coffee house, lie said that four years ago. when he was a mathematical programmer at the University of California radiation laboratory. " .1 e s u s touched me." "Jesus was merely u political agitator." said a middle-aged kibitzer, leaping to his own chair. Sutherland questioned the value of weekly discussions on sexual freedom. He said "there are too many men who put on intellectual baubles and behave like women." Titters arose from two rcd-headed young men, one white, the other Negro. Sutherland said womanly behavior was discernible in the Nation from the Presidency down. "No one is making decisions. No one is taking charge." " YV hat have you got against women?" demanded the spade-bearded kibitzer, who then gave, at some length, his own view o Judneo-Chnstian traditions. "Get back to the topic!" someone shouted. Sutherland, flustered, and two companions left the coffee house and proceeded to their car. "I hope the Lord's message reached some of them," Sutherland said. (Tomorrow: Thumbing the nose at North Beach. ) Suffin'Ut ltnIits 102 NKW YORK (API Suffragette Deborah Fields celebrated her HMUh birthday yesterday with her usual disdain for convention. "I'm rea'ly 102." she said as friends lit a solitary caudle on a three-tier birthday cake. "Bui don't worr y about that. I'm old enough to be dumb." ( jj,, . ,( ,,,, ,, , , , , , TERRY KOEHLER DISPLAYS HIS HELP' The sculptor's exhibit won a blue ribbon would you paint a cash register?" His friends nodded in sober agreement. There were pots and cups, large and small jewelry, standing sculpture and hanging sculpture, and paintings of all kinds but mostly, in observance of the Ba.yside Sausalito scene, of boats boats that looked angular, boats that looked globular, gloating and derelict. And in and around the displays, the artists and their friends reclined in the 'v KMT I r i UNDER THE SIGN OF THE BLUE UNICORN "Forum for causes, a shelter for sketches, an address 75 Arresls al Car Race Event INDIANAPOLIS - (UPH Seventy-five persons have been arrested in incidents connected with the National Drag Raching championships here. One yough had part of his ear torn off. state police reported yesterday. The youth was sent to a hospital but the incident whihe officers declined to do- scribe will not be investigated. A crowd of approximately 40,000 milled about the track area yesterday. Traffic jams were described as some of Pop Examiner Photo by Walt Lynott shade or lounged in the sunshine, sipping beer or wine, plying their children with hot dogs when they cried, baby - sitting with ease both artworks and children. One artist, Ole Ekstrom. brought his own home along a wooden house with stained glass windows set on an old truck bed and swung in a swinging chair at the rear, singing sea chanties and playing his concertina. The gates will open again at 9 a.m. today. the worst eer seen in Indianapolis. Most of the arrests involved minor traffic offenses, illegal possession of alcohol or contributing to the delinquency of minors. Dragster fans came from all parts of the United States and Canada, with a large group from California. Tavern keepers reported a boom in liquor sales. Police were alerted for motorcycle gangs, but only a few unattached cyclists showed up. IKv! ''' XAr.i ; 4 ' ""nw." ' ' it F i t r t t ; . i . v J"!. -A- i i. .; 111. V f A- M FOUR YEAR OLD ALAN IRIKURA OBSERVES THE 'BIRDS' The sculpture is the work of Barney West of Sausalito Food Stamps in President Johnson announced yesterday that the federal food stamp program will be extended to 74 more U.S. counties, including Contra Costa County in the East Bay. Contra Costa will become the second California county in the program. Humboldt County, one of the "Pilot" areas used in developing the stamp plan, has been in the program since 1963. Under the program, families on welfare can purchase $6 worth of stamps and receive $10 worth of food from regular retail stores. It is administered locally through the County Welfare Department. Contra Costa County Administrator Joseph McBncn said the Board of Supervisors authorized entry into the program last month, and allocated about $30,000 for administrative costs. President Johnson an nounced the expanded program yesterday in Johnson City. Tex. He said when the 74 new counties are brought into the program some as The Snake In the City Sewers MADERA I Special i Ma-1 derans. who for the past; month have been eyeing their water closets with some apprehension, breathed a sigh of relief yesterday. Andy had returned home. Andy, a six foot South American boa. apparently spent the month making the grand tour of Madera's sewer system. He finally showed up at the city sewage plant yesterday afternoon. The snake was the pet of Paul Feaver. 20. a science major at Fresno State College, lie disappeared from the Feaver bathroom Aug. 6 through the only escape route open to him the toilet bowl. Feaver was overjoyed at the return of his pet. He said Andy was "well and healthy." Which speaks well for the Madera sewer system, apparently. Forestry Convention I JACKSON LAKE LODGE jiWyo.t iAPi Wyoming Gov. Cliff Hansen will welcome American Forestry Association members today at the association's 90th an-: nual conference in Grand Teton National Park. soon as next month "low income families in 206 areas in 39 states and the District of Columbia will be able to use food coupons to buy more and better food." He said the goal is to reach a million people by June 30. 1966. As of the end of July, nearly 640.000 were included in the program. The San Francisco oBard 5BG0C1 DOWNTOWN now! have the fine portrait you've always wanted! BEAUTIFUL 8x10 CORONET PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR CHILD If you've always felt a fine photograph would cost too much ... if you've always wanted one of your child . . . then come to our studio this week! For just 2.95 your child's portrait will be professionally posed and lighted . . . and you'll choose from full set of proofs. No appointment necessary. BASEMENT PHOTOGRAPH STUDIO .if ', , 5 I" X Examiner Photo by Walt Lynott C. Costa of Supervisors passed a reso-tion urging that The City find out whether it was eligible for the food stamp program, but Mayor John V. Shelley used his first veto to quash it. He said the local cost w ould be too great and that w hile it might work in some areas, there was some question as to the effectiveness of the program in large cities. THIS WEEK ONLY 2.95 only igf' s ' '

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