The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on December 18, 1970 · 23
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 23

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&mt Jhtnrtaco Examiner Friday, Decembor 18, 1970 FASHION FOOD i iviclv aims irts N mc;ht a ims Page 23 ''If ur Jl :4;'lvi , An Arresting First k "t. V ""WAV T(" I By Mildrnl llmiiiltmi with Mb tMtagNS as a ohuim i; U il! V V y " 4 i - i ' ' v r i ' I .- . . , I - : f A '' '' m- '"'J vn I, ' jyk,.., l ' ' RECRUIT inspection finds Saundra Brown, Oakland's first black policewoman, a snappy addition. MAKING HISTOKY as OuklanU'S lirst DlacK policewoman is fine, but Saumira Brown is moi c coneorned about ber potential impact and influence on tbat cily's youth. Miss Brown, an intelligent, comely Fresno State sociology graduate, accepted her star and the congratulations of Police Chief Charles Gain today as the only woman in the police academy class of 24. The shapely 2."i-year-oId finished near tins top of the class in a rugged 15-week program that covered firearms, judo-like defensive tactics, criminal law, first aid and psychology. After a week's vacation, Officer Brown will report for duty, in the juvenile division, she hopes. However, Chief Gain wants to use Miss Brown and his other seven policewomen in a variety of experimental positions. "Maybe women's intuition combined with, police knowledge and skills can give us some feedback on how to do things better," the chief said. Miss Brown, who wears her hair in a short, soft, natural style and who has a couple of wigs for mood changes, took an authorized break in her last day of classes to talk about "what's a pretty girl like you doing here?" "I've always wanted to work with kids, and law enforcement was one important possibility. I'm a native of Oakland and went through the local schools. I know the problems of the young here. I feel in a city like Oakland, with its Black Panthers and militant groups, there is a special need for minority police officers." She got a taste of no-holds-barred contact with ghetto teen agers as a counselor during her college days. "There was some hostility but we worked it out, "I have friends on the force, I know it won't all be peaches and cream but I'm confident 1 have something to offer. "As a kid I was leary of the police but my attitude was based on other people's experiences or stories. That is often the case." An active volunteer for the past six months in the Bay Area Big Sisters, an organization working with children from broken homes, she has a 7-year-old "little sister." "I spend as much time as I can with her." The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge Brown he's a foreman at the Alameda Naval Air Station she said, "My parents brought ' up my two sisters, my two brothers and me to make our own decisions. They support my choice 100 percent but my mother is a little nervous." Her younger brother, Charles, a rookie wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, does tease her about becoming a "pig." Anyone else tempted to do so might be interested in how easily Miss Brown can flip a 190-pounder to the ground. Classes all day and heavy homework assignments have cut her time for socializing, but "the opportunities have increased," she said with a smile. Some of her favorite boy friends are cops. "But there is nothing serious and nothing serious planned." For now. A soft-sell Women's Libber "I agree on the basics such as job and education equality" Examiner nhotos by Gordon Slon "I KNOW police work won't be all peaches and cream." Miss Brown also enjoys the friendly teasing and camaraderie of her fellow classmates. A short trim navy skirt and white silk-blouse was her school outfit. "Policewomen don't wear uniforms. Just this regulation shoulder handbag and I carry my .38 revolver and identification in it. I'll wear suits on duty no extreme minis but not midis. That style is not for me." Miss Brown, who rates swimming and movies high on her leisure list, likes to entertain at small informal dinner parties. "Tamale pie is my specialty." She applied for the Oakland Police Department immediately after her June 1969 college graduation. No openings existed. She took a San Francisco insurance claims adjuster job. "But that was just until Oakland had a vacancy." j Albert Morch ! ' Baron Bows Out Of Rudi Bash ' Nobleman fashion-photographer Baron Alexis Gecen-' Waldek sends regrets. The handsome young Baron won't ) be able to attend the Ballet Guild's fund-raising Rudolf '; Nureyey bash, Jan. 4, at the Mark Hopkins. Don't despair, a treasured trove of the International i and New York Set has accepted and will be here, en punto, for the sparkling supper-dance event. (For more J about the Rich, Social and, Beautiful People making the I S.F. Nureyev Pilgrimage see this column on Sunday.) The Baron, by the way, begged off because it takes 1 two days to get here from St. Moritz where he lives. And 1 would you want to leave St. Moritz during ski season? Amelia de la Rama, reportedly at one time wed to Indonesia's late President Sukarno, lives in S.F., not St. Moritz. but if anyone has a valid reason for missing the Nureyev gathering it would be Amelia. But she'll be . there. On the day of the party she's marrying Lt. Col. : James Braly, USA (ret.) at the S.F. Hilton. i However, when the Ballet Guild affair was being planned several months ago Amelia invited Hollywood acting friends George Hamilton and the Robert Stacks : and they accepted. So she's committed to good manners instead of tearing off right away on the year-long Europe- ; an honeymoon her Colonel has planned. ! Speaking of Movieland, beautiful actress Katharine Ross and her cinematographer beau Conrad Hall are cutting a quiet ski swath on Squaw Valley's slopes. Conrad's ' mother, Mrs. James Norman Hill, widow of the co-author of "Mutiny on the Bounty" and other adventure tales, f' popped in from Tahiti with her daughter and son in-law, ' Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rutgers, and has rented a Squaw ' chalet for two weeks. Intimates don't expect shy Katharine and Conrad to - appear at Wednesday's world premiere of "Fools" in which Katie co-starred with Jason Robards. Much of it was filmed here and the proceeds from the premiere at the Alhambra benefit the S.F. Screen Actors and Extras i' Guilds. If Katharine did show, no doubt it would sell a few more tickets. So??? Faces, places and things: The ladies-only Metropolitan Club on Sutter has some 1)5 members listed in the Social Register and also has the only indoor tennis court in the city. Out of that you should get ONE good reason for wanting to belong . . . Israeli Consul General and Mrs. David Ben Dov will be dinner guests of the Richard Gold-mans prior to the admission-free "Evening of Israeli Culture" being presented Sunday night by the American Jewish Committee at Temple Emanu-EI. Others giving dinner parties are the William Branstens, the Edgar Sintons and the Daniel Stones . . . Rock sculpture genius Arthur Court was so moved by Russia selecting S.F. as a consulate site he created a rock formation symbolizing unity and friendship and sent it to new U.S.S.R. Consul General Alexander Zinchuk. However, Arthur won't know until January how it went over. The art work arrived while the Russian officials were moving out of the St. Francis Hotel and into temporary headquarters on Franklin Street and no one got a chance to look at it. Zinchuk is now in Washington D.C. and won't be back until next month. Don't worry, Arthur, rocks have great patience , . . Architect John Merrill, of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, downing an early Christmas drink or two atBarna-by's and not looking forward to Dec. 20. Instead of being able to relax at home that day, John will be in Detroit. His firm is one of six being considered to design the Detroit Coliseum (financed by Ford family money). "My apH)intment is at 7 p.m. Considering the time and it being the day after Christmas, we should got the job just bv showing up," said John. - 'gfe '.fir- . i--t lsar-- t . - rfc ia 1 VTT illrf lti tywlrttnf iimi ...jijjliii rajinni Mdf mmm r-rrrvtj"' " - -1-7-7 , i! , ll z (1 Ifuiclc, Aramis! Fast pack grooming for men en tha go. The Viceroy with Cologne, After Shave, Shaving Foam and Coo! Spray Talc 15.00. The Consul with Cologne and After Shave 6.50. The Advocate with Shaving Foam. After Shave, bar of soap 10.00. From the Aramis gift collection. Man's Bar. 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