The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on September 19, 1970 · 3
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Saturday, September 19, 1970
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Ml This year's Miss Oakland beauty pageant has stirred up a hornet's nest with some rather lovely hornets stinging the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, pageant spon-' sors for the past 24 years. Two Miss Oaklands, past and present, gathered at a press conference, to continue charges, that the Jaycees treated them unfairly and that they, were racially discriminated against. Theresa Smith and Laomia McCoy, Miss Oakland of 1970 and 1969 respectively both tall, shapely and black said if they had it to do all over again they w o u 1 d n 't have competed in the annual pageant. 'Negligent' "I feel that they (the Jaycees) have been negligent in communicating with me and supporting me and have failed to bestow upon me the full benefits of my title," said Miss Smith. The 2 1 year old beauty, a sophomore at the University of California at Berkeley, 2 Policy Questions Fail to Make Ballot By Russ Cone - City Hall Writer The Nov. 3 ballot for San Francisco was locked into final form today and it does not include policy questions on waterfront building heights and an elective Board of Education. The deadline for filing the policy questions with Registrar of Voters Emmery Mil-haly passed at 5 p.m. yesterday. Neither Supervisor John Barbagelata, who wanted to test voter sentiment on a seven -member school board, elected citywide, nor Supervisors. Dianne Feinstein and Roger Boas, who wanted to test the waterfront issue, could muster the required four Supervisors' signatures. Promise of Support Barbagelata had the promise of support from Supervisors John A. Ertola and James Mailliard. Possibly he could have secured Supervisor. Peter Tamaras's support, as well. But Tamaras was touring Greece and unavailable. Mrs. Feinstein and Boas were unable to obtain an additional signature for their proposed ballot question, asking if building heights between the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge should be limited to 175 feet. This was a move to bring public sentiment to bear on a United States Steel Corporation plan to put up a 550 foot building, in that area. The U.S. Honor for Hijack Hero ; WASHINGTON - (AP) ! Transportation Secretary John Volpe yesterday .'presented an award for extraordinary service to Robert De Nisco, a Brinks security guard who earlier this week thwarted the hijacking of an airliner at San Francisco. "Mr. De Nisco clearly Ancient Art Found in Barn ROME (UPI) - Police investigating art thieves have discovered a $3.2 million hoard of art and archeological t r e a s-l ures hidden since the 1930s. f. They happened on the collection while following thieves who tried to remove a huge bas relief ack 'Beauty first aired her many com--plaints in a recent cover story in Jet Magazine and on an East Bay radio station. Jaycee president Larry McNutt last week denied all o the charges saying they were "distorted fact and deliberate false representations." McNutt added that the Jaycee board .of directors decided not to sponsor next year's Miss Oakland pageant because "it has been a great financial drain on the organi-, zation." Presses Attack Responding to McNutt's denial of her charges, Miss Smith pressed her attack saying: "My reason for making these statements is that I don't want another girl to go' through the kind of frustration that I have gone through as Miss Oakland." Included in her complaints was the fact that she never received a $1000 scholarship "that was promised.tomeat the start." McNutt said the group nev Port Authority and Planning Commission have already indorsed the 550 foot plan. The U.S. Steel plan goes next to the Board of Supervisors which will now test the political merits of the plan without the plebiscite. Final Form The Nov. 3 ballot, in its final form contains 20 State propositions and nine local propositions, beginning with a $65 million sewer bond issue. Controller Nathan B. Cooper reported yesterday this bond issue will cost $112.7 million to repay over 25 years, adding about 19.6 cents to the property tax rate during that period. Proposition B on the local ballot is a $5,498,000 Hunters Point school bond issue, costing $8.6 million to repay over 17 years and thereby adding 2.1 cents to the tax rate. Proposition C is a City Charter amendment allowing retirement credit to former Market Street Railway employes and adding $1805 to city costs. Charter Amendment Proposition D is a Charter amendment allowing retirement credit for time spent in military service and costing $37,270 a year. Proposition E authorizes the Board of Supervisors to raise the bond interest rate to 7 percent on bond issues which voters had previously approved with a 6 percent limit. meets the above and beyond the call of duty criteria for heroism," Volpe said at the ceremony presenting the Federal Aviation Administration's highest award. Volpe said De Nisco clearly "put his life on the line for the passengers and crew members being held hostage." from a barn and failed because of its weight. Art experts' first survey revealed the remains of an entire Roman temple, a huge Etruscan vase believed to be unique', Renaissance works, and later Chinese and Afro-Asian art objects. Proposition F is a charter amendment to increase the Police Commission's special narcotics and contingency funds from $25,000 to $50,000 each and to provide compensation for suspended officers under certain conditions. Proposition G wouid amend the charter to let the Supervisors grant shift differential and educational incentives to police and firemen, a program Cooper estimated would cost a minimum of $1.5 million a year, or 6.8 cents in the tax rate. Board of Education Proposition H would amend the charter to replace the existing appointive seven-member Board of Education with anine -member agency, five members elected by district and four elect ed at-large in the community. The two other local ballot items are policy matters over which the Supervisors have no control one, asking if the public favors changing the name of Candlestick Park to Lefty O'Doul Stadium . and the second, Proposition J, asking should the U.S. get out of the Vietnam war. Mihaly noted that the filing deadline passed without a single statement of support being filed for Proposition H, the controversial school board measure. He said, however, that those with arguments against any of the local ballot items have until 35 days prior to Nov. 3 to submit their statements. As for candidates, the local slate remained limited. Assessor Joseph E. Tinney, seeking a second term, will be opposed by attorney Or-ville I. Wright. Public Defender Edward T. Mancuso will seek his fourth term unopposed. Irish Breakfast Slated Oct. 3 An Irish Breakfast will be held at Scottish Rite Banquet Hall, 1270 Sutter St., at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Tickets at $4 each may be obtained at the Irish Center, 2123 Market St. MASS Authorities said many of the Etruscan and Roman objects probably were unearthed in the 1930s during public works excavations in the area. v Some of the objects were taken to museums for safekeeping and others, including 17th and 18th century Queens er promised the large scholarship but only set that figure as a goal in soliciting contributions for the scholarship fund. , No Contributions He added that. no contributions were made and the Jaycees finally donated $100 "so she would get something." Miss Smith said she did receive the check on Sept. 9, but it was six days after the last registration date at Cal, "thus causing me to be faced with an additional fee for being late." f Despite her "total disappointment" Miss Smith will not abdicate her title. "I want to continue to make the title of Miss Oakland relevant to the betterment of the entire community of Oakland," she explained. The soft-spoken beauty, who won the title of Miss Congeniality in' the recent Miss California f est at Santa Cruz, wants to. meet with the Jaycee directors to ."open lines of communications and improve a bad situation." Sea Lion Joins the Firemen The whole thing caused a bit of a flap aboard the auxil iary fire boat Frank White. How, after all, does one go about enlisting an apparently willing fireman recruit who happens to be a sea lion? Or perhaps. he (or she) just wanted to be a mascot but how would that sit with all the Dalmatians? Firemen aboard the Frank White were faced with this quandary yesterday at Pier 27. A sea lion, of undetermined age and sex, flipped aboard the fireboat and frolicked about while firemen speculated on its purpose. The whole problem was extinguished, however, when the sea lion tired of the speculation and flipped back into the Bay. Perhaps the noble beast only wanted to sun itself and left for cooler places before it got burned. UCProf Honored (By French The University of California at Berkeley's Dr. Wendell M. Stanley, Nobel laureate and world leader in the study of. viruses, has received another high honor. He has been. elected a Foreign .Associate Member of the French Academy of Sciences of France. This places his name with such illustrious men of science as Einstein, Watt, Davy, Lister and Jenner. Only 20 scientists are Foreign Associates of the academy, only five are from the United States, and Dr. Stanley is the first faculty member of the UC system to achieve the honor. Dr. Stanley, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Berkeley, was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1941 and is an honorary member , of the Argentine National Academy of Medicine and the Japan Academy. He received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1946 for discovery of the basic properties of viruses. Chinese vases, were kept under guard in the barn pending further examination. Authorities said the objects had been in the barn for years in wooden crates, ignored by farmers going about their business. Rebel 'V ' I Is. K s . ' ...I ., i . ., THERESA SMITH MISS OAKLAND 1970 Frustrated, but won't give up her title Brodnik Slaying Prosecution Case To Wind By Harold V. Streeter The prosecution expects to wind up Monday its case against six Mission District youths charged with murdering Patrolman Joseph Brodnik, attempting . to kill Patrolman Paul M c G o r a n and burglarizing a residence May 1, 1969. , "I have one or two more witnesses and they should take about half a day," Prosecutor Thomas Norman told Judge Lawrence Mana yesterday after two Santa Cruz police officers testified about capture of the six there in a stolen car five days after the shooting. So far, there have been 25 prosecution witnesses over 39 trial days, dating back to July 2. Another Month The four defense attorneys expect presentation of their case to take at least another month. Some of the six defendants at least three or four will take the witness stand against charges that they killed Brodnik with McGoran's gun after being caught on Alvarado Street with stolen goods. The defense also will recall McGoran in another effort to prove he was trigger-happy, contemptuous of the Latin-American origins of the six, and fired his gun at one of them just as Brodnik jumped in front of him to restrain him. Yesterday two Santa Cruz motorcycle officers, Frank Boze and Harry Beller, put together this account of the capture for the jury of seven women and five men: They intercepted the six in a Buick Riviera stolen short ly before at the point of a ri fle from Daniel Goodell, a Redwood City grocery store assistant manager, as he and a woman were sunbathing near Pescadero. No Resistance The six offered no resistance. But Jose Rios, one of the accused at first refused to get out of the car. The Ml rifle used in robbing Goodell was found, loaded and ready to fire, in the car, covered by a jacket except for the end of the muzzle. One of the 30-caliber brass shell cartridges used by the weapon was found in Jose Rios' right pocket. Also in the car were the stolen wallet and wristwatch of Goodell and the stolen purse of his woman companion. Boze looked at the defendants in the courtroom and said, under cross-examination, "I recognized everyone sitting there," Beller identified only Rios. 1 Firm Denials Both officers firmly denied defense attorney Charles Garry's question: Up Soon "Did you tell them or did you hear any other officer tell them 'you're lucky you didn't get picked up in San Francisco because you would have been killed on the spot?" Garry established that nei ther officer could say who was driving . the car, who was in front, who was in back. He also brought out' that the six obeyed readily the orders to stop and no one made any menacing move. Security Guard Shot In Oakland A security guard was shot with his own gun in downtown Oakland yesterday as he chased two shoplifting suspects after a scuffle in a busy department store. The guard, Michael Man-giaracina, 24, of 1425 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, was treated at Kaiser Hospital for a wound in the right wrist. Police said Mangiaracina followed the two suspects from Rhodes Department Store after they were observed taking clothing from the men's department. After returning to the store, a scuffle broke out and one of the suspects grabbed the guard's weapon. He pulled the trigger twice but the weapon failed to fire. Mangiaracina was hit by one of two shots fired as the suspects fled the store. One fled, on foot but the other commandeered a car driven by Joseph Lawrence, 35, of 1431 23rd Ave., Oakland. He forced Lawrence to drive to the 1700 block of Seventh Street where he fled on foot. Both suspects were described as about 19 years old. VO5 SHAMPOO 7 Oz. Size $104 L SHAMPOO miSTPM DDICTAM TABLETS 39 24's HANDY SPOT At Your Favorite Food Stori Too Many. Pot Laws -Clark By Larry D. Ilatfield There are too many laws against narcotics on the books and stiff penalties for marijuana users amount to a repeat of. Prohibition in the view of retired Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark. Furthermore, Clark said, efforts to dry up marijuana supplies may be pushing young people to harder drugs like heroin. The justice made the comments in a Press Club speech last night in which he also called no-knock and wiretaps unconstitutional and called for broad reforms in the nation's corrections system. "I think if we didn't have so many, laws on narcotics, didn't have so many mandatory sentences, we'd do better (in coping with the growing drug problem)," Clark said. Virginia Case He refereed. to a Virginia case in which a college student received a stiff prison sentence, later commuted, for possessing a small amount of marijuana and commented, "I think that's just Prohibition over again." Use of marijuana is widespread, Clark, said, and the nation is approaching or per haps past the point where "there are so many violations, the law is unable to cope" with the problem. "I'm afraid this drags the image of the law down," he added. The justice, now.aprotem judge in U. S. District Court here, stopped short of saying whether he favored legalization of marijuana, but he did say of legal efforts to cut supplies of marijuana: "I'm afraid that by taking away the marijuana, we're forcing the (young people) to her- om. Prison Plan Clark called for the nation's legal establishment to spend more time and money on programs designed to keep youths out of prison rather than keeping convicts in prison. Endorsing suggestions made in Los Angeles Thursday night by famed attorney Edward Bennett Williams, Clark said, "If we could just take some of this money that we're devoting to custodial care ... to try to improve our corrections system and in that way try to save some of these souls. "But instead of that, we pass no-knock laws, which, in my view, violate the constitution. Instead of doing something about young people ... we pass wire tapping laws which won't help. . ." Clark, as did Williams at a meeting of the State Bar, said the nation's "crime in the streets" had little relevance to the judicial system because few of the crimes committed are ever reported, few of those reported result in charges, and few of those which result in charges ever go to trial. 'Little Effect' And because most crime is committed by people under 21, Clark said, passage of no-knock laws, legalization of wiretapping and attempts to overturn Supreme Court nil- ings on the rights of suspects will have little effect on reducing crime because, "You can be pretty sure that a 15 year old kid doesn't read recent Supreme Court deci sions before he goes out to SUNDAY KFAX 4:00 P.M. 1100 KC KEAR-FM 3:00 P.M. 97.3 MC j- : -s. L3S raqt trtcerb Sat, Sept. 19,1970 Alameda Names New Chie f Capt. Richard Young, a 30 year veteran of the Berkeley police department, has been named police chief of Alameda. ' He replaces William Tul- , Ioh, who resigned in March. Ivan. Thompson, acting police chief since Tulloh resigned, had said he wasn't interested in the top post. Young, 52, takes over Nov. ' 1 at a salary of $1666 a month. He was born in Oakland and started his police career as a Berkeley patrolman in 1941. He became captain in 1966. He is a veteran of World War II, is married and has three children. commit a crime. "He goes out and does it because he knows he has only one chance in five chances of getting caught," the jurist said. Clark also echoed Williams in complaining that the courts have been made the "whipping boy" of the crime problem and weren't given enough money. "The judicial branch gets only $125 million a year," he said. "That's for the entire federal judicial system. And that's the cost of one airplane being built by the military in the executive branch. "I'm not asking for equality (of funds), I'm asking for more than a pittance for the judiciary." Crosswalks Urged at The 'Beach Assemblyman Willie Brown has written to S.Myron Tatarian, director of the Department of Public Works, and to Supervisor Dianne Feinstein to call for pedestrian crosswalk across the Great Highway in the wake of the tragic death of little Teka Gowan. Teka, only 10, was killed on Great Highway Labor Day as she and a neighbor's Irish setter tried to cross to the beach. The dog also was killed. Responding to a story in The Examiner, Brown wrote to Tatarian: "In the best tradition of reacting only after a tragedy has already occurred, I should like to join with those others who are calling for the immediate installation of several surface, stop-lighted pedestrian crosswalks-on the Great Highway. "It is obviously too late for Teka Gowan, but we should not run the risk of that happening again and it surely will unless we do something. My family and I go bike riding in that general area and I can personally attest to the difficulty of getting across that drag strip there. "When considering the locations, we should remember the School for the Handicapped near Sloat Boulevard, as well as several locations between Playland and the Zoo. "I hope you will see fit to resolve this situation as soon as it can possibly be done." &.30:xamittfr-Paq 3- , N jji kg fx I

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