Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 13, 1966 · 16
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16 E iUmbllSLCrrlbtttteWed., July 13,1966 . o Arthur Lee Clark, 7, of Oakland, 'seems over- oyed at the 'quiet' ., quacking of the duck he got at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. Arthur traded it for a rooster he got : from the fair last, year. But the rooster turned out to be a neighborhood nuisance with its loud crowing, and Arthur's mother told him to get rid of it. Arthur asked Fair officials if they would let him swap the rooster for a duck. They agreed and yesterday the exchange was made, . Bus Venture Bogs Down in Red Tape Three University of California graduates, with a parting plea to the State Public Utilities Commission to change procedures so "the established giants cannot merely outwait the ' smaller innovator who seeks to improve service to the public," have given up their venture into free enterprise. The three, Peter Madian, his wife Nancv. and Larry Aeran, asked in August of 1964 to be allowed to operate a holiday bus route for students between . the campus and the San Francisco International Airport Four months later the same request was filed with the PUC by Barrett iTansportauon u., which has a virtual monopoly on airport bus service. After nearly a year of hear-ings and legal technicalities, First Place Winners At Fair PLEAS ANTON - First place winners in the Home Economics Department, Arts and Crafts and Antique division, and Feature Exhibit Department of .the Alameda County Fair were announced today. Tey are: HOMB ICONOMICS , , Oakland-Ann Ceremony. Leslie Erlck-son, Jan Chapman, Barbie, Daniel, Vara Lees. Carrla Carta. Bud Fox. San Francisco Ivan Howall. San Laandro Edward Tevares Jr . Michel Cola, Jamaj Plonkeft, J ana Cath-ryn Morehouse, Fun Nicholson. r.itn vllv Daniel DcWald, Er nest Pinata, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hinkleyrt Mr. R. Ma tun, Douglas Rogers, Peggy King. Sunol Louisa Gillies. Richmond Mary Rogers. Moraga Carol Bloom. Pleasanton Bill Ostle, Janet Helt- man. Howard Mohr, Duke and Kosaiena Bond, Frank C I a s I a I f k I, Barbara Mane ton, Bennle DISalvo. Hayward Frieda Shell, Christina Thowson, Don Sobieske. Mrs. J. Jeems, Thalma Hanke, Gerald La Joure, Eddie Knight, Heien Victoria Rady, Mrs. C. Carter, Katharine Swezey, Betty Hannah, Josephine Perelra, Rueta Simmons. Anttoch Gregory Martinez. , Alameda Betty Bowdlsh, Mary Jane Wilson, Jean Lor era en. Dublin Allan Jackson. Walnut Creek B. Lulu Cockle. Llvermore Carolyn Bennett, Gall A. Praia. Manual Hernandez, Adela Bonner, Ann Oruver, Maude Schuppert, Gary Bar ber, Phlllts Baroer, . inger norning, Steve Patrick, Jim Mulr. Pleasant HHI Bernlc FHigerald. Fremont Edward Gleddlng. MATURI IXHItlTS Llvermore Alameda County Farm Bureau Women, Alameda County Wool Grower. Hayward Alameda County Nurserymen, Stefano Blrite. Fremont Eden Washington Farm Center. Union City Horticulture Center. Alameda County Beekeepers Association, Pleasanton, was declared winner In the Be end Honey Department. Winners in the tvents scheduled for Senior Citizen Dav: Oldest Man Present, Dr. J. W. Oodson, ej, Castro valley. OMeet Ledy Present, Mary SHva, 0, Pleeunton. , OKSeat Native ton, A. V. Rose, It, Fremont (born In Sen Laandro). Oldest Motive Daughter, Mary $ll, to. Plea sen ton (bom in Alveredo). Coupte Married the Longeat, Mr. end Mrs, David Fredertckson, Lot Gl'os (married year ago In Boston), . v.,. 4 Super! during which Barrett's service was severely criticized, the commission granted it the route. The students appealed and the PUC granted new hearings last March. With the final decision still in doubt the students gave in yesterday. Their attorney, Peter Franck, explained that before filing their request in 1964 the three had contracted for the buses and arranged for drivers and insurance. But "in the face of continual delay and . . in light of personal obligations" they could not remain in "the present state o f uncertainty." Madian has been offered a teaching post in Holland, his wife is caring for their 2-year-old son arid Agran begins Harvard taw School in the fall. I Livermore Physicist, 42 Found Dead LIVERMORE A 42-year-old nuclear physicist was found dead at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory yesterday, an ap parent suicide The coroner's office identified the dead man as Robert Clark Jopson, of 1068 Lucile St., Livermore. The coroner's officials said that they weren't sure of the exact cause of death, but they had found a suicide note. A glass of clear-liquid was-found Jiearthe body and is being analyzed. The body was discovered in a laboratory dormitory by a maid. Jopson received an AB from Stanford in 1944, and a PhD from Cal Tech in 1950. Jopson is survived by his widow, Lucille, and five sons, ages nine through 16. Fair Building Sketches OK'd Preliminary sketches of a new administration building at the Alameda County fair grounds in Pleasanton have been approved by the board of supervisors. Architect J. Jack Bras, who submitted his plans yesterday, said the one-story, 5-800-square-foot building will cost an estimated $141,000. It will have a simulated adobe exterior and will be built on jyjeasanwn Avenue, ouisiae the main fairgrounds gate. Ax Again Will Hit Educat The 1966-67 budget of the Oak land Unified School District which recently was pared by $3 million is due for further sur gery. . . onyjsjLr The Board of Education considerably shuffle the funds within the $41.5 million budget it appro ved at yesterday's meeting or lose $1 million in state aid. The latest specter to haunt the board emanates from As sembly Bill 52, now on the governor's desk awaiting signature. One provision of the bill amends the Unruh Act on class size which punishes districts having large classes in elementary schools and rewards those which reduce class size The board, which has chosen to increase the size of classes to free funds for a six per cent pEy increase for school em ployes, was prepared to lose $260,000 under the Unruh Act; it was not prepared for the whopping loss under AB 52 which quadruples the penalty. . TEACHING POSTS Superintendent Stuart S. Phillips told the board that economy would dicate that the 90 elementary school teaching positions cut from the budget earlier be restored so the district would conform to the provisions of the Unruh Act. This means the board will have to pore over the other al ready sharply-trimmed- budget items , and slice them even thin ner to get the $650,000 required to pay the additional elementa ry teachers. Director Alan A. Lindsay asked the administration to pre-sent the alternatives to the board. With this problem unresolved the board moved on to another unsettled issue a free school lunch program which comes up for final action next week. At last week's meeting. the board decided to await community reaction to a special School Lunch Committee recommendation for a $200,000 limited free lunch program. The reaction came yesterday. It was from organizations supporting free lunches. It was all critical. The"program under study by the board, said the critics, did not go far enough. SPECIAL TAX The nroEram recommended by the school committee would require imposition of a special tax of about 3.5 cents ner $100 assessed valuation. Programs sought by the critics wouia cost several times that amount. Mrs. Sidney Haas, spokesman for the Baymont District Coun cil, was leadoft critic. 5ne pref aced her criticism with a re quest that "the two watchdogs" at the door be expelled since they created an atmosphere of Intimidation. The "watchdogs" to whom Mrs. Haas referred were unarmed, business suit-clad school security nolice who have been stationed at the entryway to board meetings since the Oakland Federation of Teacners t r o m p e d around with picket signs during a meeting in May. Board President can u. THIRD TRIAL Innocent Verdict in Death Case LOS ANGELES (AP) - The third trial of a man once sentenced to die in San Quentin's gas chamber ended Tuesday with a verdict of innocent, Dan Clifton Robinson. 22. orie inally was tried in 1962 for the fatal shooting of a t ox hius rnuntrv Club bartender and was convicted of murder. Subse quent appeals brought him to his third trial. Simprinr Judce Adotoh Alex- ,andertoldJurors who returned the verdict Tuesday "You acted on the facts as they were presented to you. But I would like to tell you inai mis defendant was a confessed killer. His confession could not be used against him because of de cisions of the SuDreme Court Therefore, because of these decisions, you have been Induced to let a killer go." The State Sunreme Court had granted Robinson's first request for a new trial, noiaing iant ine original trial court had com mitted at least two prejudicial 0tj.4Jt tor a new inai, noiaing inai me was again convicted, but was sentenced to life imprisonment. Last January the 2nd District Court of Appeal granted mm a third trial on the basis that his conviction violated the Dorado decision, which holds that a suspect must be advised of his right to counsel and right to remain silent. . The man fatallv 'shot durine what police described as a robbery attempt was Lewis Joseph Grego, 47. ion Budget Munck said the gavel had not been sufficient to half previous disturbances and other means were necessary. The watchdogs stayed. Mrs. Haas said her group fa An Eval -BERKELEY After exposure of more than 600 young people to the Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) since its inception, here last October, the analysts make these observations about them and the program: (1) Its greatest apparent value lies in encouraging the high school student to stay there and plan for college, and in drawing the dropout back to high school. (2) It is much easier to in crease the employability pf fe males than ot males, and the social consequences of , this fact give "much reason for concern. (3) It is getting increasingly difficult to place male enrollees on NYC jobs where marketable skills are available, yet ordinary work without "some tangible re wards" could render the program ineffective. Services Held For J. Allan Wentworth Funeral services were held yesterday in Huntington Park for J. Allan Wentworth, 81, who for 22 years was administrator of Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley. He retired in 1955. A native of Atascadero, he started working for the E. K. Wood Lumber Co. in Los Angeles in 1908 and in 1920 was transferred to Oakland. He remained in their employ until 1933 when he took the hospital post . , . In 1963 he and his late wife moved to Southern California. Since her death he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hedgcock of Huntington Park. He also leaves a son, James A. Wentworth of Santa Monica, two granddaughters and a sister, Mrs. Marian Palmer of Anderson: He was a member of Live Oak Lodge 61, F. and A.M., of Oakland. Printing Plant Gets Council Award The Standard Register Co.'s Oakland printing plant has received a National Safety Council Award of Honor for maintaining an outstanding safety record. The award, presented by the council's Eastbay Chapter, praised the company for operating for 6 years without a single lost-time injury. Standard 's plant, at 2101 Livingston St., employs 350 people in the printing of business forms. Pittsburg to Plead Against Strike PITTSBURG The city of Pittsburg tonight will be represented before the Contra Costa Central Labor Council to defend itself against strike sanction requested by Local 1675 of the AFL-CIO County Municipal Employes Association. . City Mgr. E. C. Marriner has been delegated by the city council to appear at the Martinez meeting. Youth QUEEN POISONED! Ant Colony Perishes OAKLAND - Good news! Now knock out pesky household ants where, they live with long-lasting GRANT'S ANT CONTROL. Sweet-and-meat-eating ants that enter your household after springsummer rains, can't resist the flavor of this new space-ago chemical. Just place Grant's safety-designed metal stakes near nests or ant trails leading into your house. Worker ants, always eager Jo please, willtake an offering back to the Queen. After she samples it, it's bye-Bye Queenl And bye-bye colony! Wrijte the Final Edition on your problems by killing ants in their underground nests. , 12-Ant Stair f pacltfr at tupermerlett, nur e(ies. drag and hirdwir .torei nnwl AHT CONTROL vored free lunches for students in all the target area schools and complained that no citizens and few teachers were on the committee which drew up the lunch program proposal. uation of Ax . . . t Corps Setup These tentative . conclusions follow interviews with and record-checks of 182 of the 211 NYC enrollees who have left the program. On to college or a trade school, 18 (out of 182); dropouts returning to high school, 19; high school graduates and dropouts who have found employment, 44; high school students remaining there, 39; entering military service, 1; entering Job Corps, 8; in jail, 10. . Public Vote Urged Prior To Renewal The City Council last night was urged to require a public vote on all future urban renewal and redevelopment projects in Oakland. , Roy Mitchell,' president of Highland District Improvement Club, Inc., said the club's board of directors adopted a resolution to that effect since on such "very important matters, a complete and final voice of the people should be heard . . ." He said urban renewal projects "force poor men into debt." Councilman Howard Rilea, a frequent critic of redevelopment projects, said he favored calling such elections and predicted voters would halt redevelopment programs if given the chance. ; But the council took no action, other than putting Mitchell's statement into the record. Liquor Store Dog Scares Off Bandits RICHMOND Liquor store owner William Mathis was right Bandits won't rob a place guarded by a trained watchdog. That is evident today because it is the first anniversary since his big German Shepherd named Kurt took up a station in the window of Mathis Liquors, 4900 Barrett Ave. Since then the store has not been held up once. The five years prior to that it was hit 17 times. Mathis bought and trained the 100-pound dog at a cost of $1,000 in a desperate effort to halt the holdups only, to be told by health authorities . that he couldn't keep it in the store. State .law forbids animals in establishments , handling food, and Mathis handles a number of packaged food items. Mathis, 52, announced that he would keep the dog in the sotre any way and the city could just arrest him. j The case drew Bay Area at tention and mail from all over the State. Finally the city attor nev found a loophole. By inserting the term "watchdog" in a special ordinance the animal was allowed to sit in the store window only. Which apparently was enough to discour age gunmen. - mm m m Golf Site Propo Under Fire Eastbay Regional Park District directors are being criticized by persons claiming an exclusive a p p r.o a c h is being used and a high Men's Club membership price is being charged at a golf course, now under construction at Anthony Chabot regional park in Castro Valley. .- ? . A , . Mrs. .Horace Burr, of 7817 Terrace Drive, El Cerrito, yesterday said the club has sent out circulars offering charter memberships to a selected mailing list. - v The language stressed exclusivity, and "could be a circumlocution to exclude people on the basis of race, color or creed," she declared. Although owned by the East-bay Municipal Utility District, the land for the Willow Park Golf Course is leased to the park district, which in turn has leased it to the Willow Park corporatior. Mrs. Burr said that the pros pective member is told he must comply with rules of "good and gentlemanly conduct" as set up by Willow Park's board of directors. Park District Gen. Mgr. William Penn Mott Jr. said he felt sure the district's contract with Willow Park sets forth the equality requirement clearly and added "all it would take would be one complainf't o halt any form of discrimination. But Dudley Garvey, who operates the pro shop at the park district's Tilden course, said, "To me, this letter itself is discriminatory. They're sending it to a select 'few. Any other public course does it on a first-come basis." The yearly charter memberships are offered for $175, which Mrs. Burr said is "way out of line with these -figures from other public courses she read to the board: Kiote Hills, $15; Antioch, $10; Tilden, $23; Alameda, $20; and Skywest $45 for the first year and $20 thereafter. That would leave little playing space for the general public, she said. Garvey concurred, The member sh ip letter stressed preferential treatment as to starting times, club tournaments, and access, to other facilities, including swimming pool, restaurant and bar hi the first Regional Park facility allowed to serve liquor. The golf course and other facilities also will be open to the general public. Clarence Wilson, of 19659 Center St., Castro Valley, told the board, "No matter how thin you slice it, it's a preferential deal on public lands." Willow Park feels it has to amortize its $800,000 investment to construct the layout within the , 13 years of the park district's lease, Mott added. ,J LJY T-ICI-IC)- ,l0NfrWEARS0USgHaS BLACK OR ANTIQUE TAN SIZES: Wi TO 10 OAKLAND -1305 WASHINGTON ST. OAKLAND -3416 EAST 14th ST. 2516 - 22524 1100 I . 938 -MISSION FOOTHILL BLVD. TENNYSON RD. ' MACDONAU) AVE. SAN FRANCISCO HAYWARD HAYWARD RICIIU0ND Fencing . "Before I went into the Navy I had a home I was proud of. When I came back from the Navy the fences had been torn down and the place was a dump." ' Owen H. Jones, 20, who lives with his mother at the Peralta Housing Project, 1365 10th Street, made this protest to the Oakland Housing Authority. Jones is awaiting discharge after serving aboard the cruiser U.S.S. Providence. . , - He refered to last year's War On Poverty Youth program which "beaufified" two West Oakland housing projects by tearing down backyard fences to.create "community open space". "There's no privacy now", Jones complained. Outsiders throw beer bottles behind my home and pick the flowers my Point Richmond Park Step Nearer The Eastbay Regional Park District board has moved its investigations to a near-commitment stage for a regional park facility located on Point Richmond. The board yesterday authorized the staff to start sounding out property owners to see if such a park could be amassed. They stressed too with citizen support that such a park, without substantial hill and crest acreage to provide one of t h e Bay Area's best views, would get little consideration. In other action, the board: Agreed with the concept of a 25-year agreement and option for a 25-year renewal in a three-party pact for operation of the Alameda Memorial State Beach. Under terms of an agreement now under study by attorneys, the state will turn over the 155- acre Memorial Beach Park to the regional park district to operate. The City of Alameda will do the same with its South Shore beach. Development costs of about $200,000 will be carried by the state. Authorized obtaining bids from banks on a proposed $200,000 loan to complete a new driving range and begin construction of afline-hole golf course at Tilden Park. Total cost of the two projects will be about $328,000, but with the loan and $30,000 on hand from Tilden golf surcharges, a usable course can be built and j 1 3jH vr. t At mother planted. Papers blow up against the bouse. Nobody waters the lawn. . .or at least not very often. "Now I'm ashamed of my home," the returning sailor, said. Commission Chairman Paul Godkin told Jones that the Housing Authority policy is to create open space, although this has been somewhat modified to permit fence construction if a tenant will help finance it and meet strict construction standards. "There were some good fences there, but you'll have to admit there were a lot of shabby backyards," Godkin told Jones. "Then why didn't you tear down the bad fences? I put in a lot of, money and time when we moved in three years ago, repairing the fence and making it stand up straight," Jones replied. later improved, the board heard. Authorized Mott to appear before the Oakland Planning Commission, to oppose a proposed increase of radio tower height limits from 40 to 140 feet 'Robbery' on S.F. Street? Who Cares? Have you ever wondered why San Francisco's crime rate is nearly double the national average? The Optimist Club has decided it's partly because people just don't give a . . -, well, because of apathy. Club members, working on their "Respect for Law" educational campaign, proved a point of sorts yesterday when they staged a phony strong-arm rob-1 bery at Powell and Sutter Streets across the street from the St. Francis Hotel In fact they staged it four times. Of the hundreds of pas-s e r s-by, only . two made attempts to catch the "crook." They didn't capture him, nor did anyone report the robbery to the police, who had been tipped off to the stunt in advance. Pedestrians either frowned at t h e screams or crossed the street to keep out of the way.

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