Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper by Ancestryprint logo
Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 1

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 1

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

TV" A mm A responsible: metropolitan newspaper 94th YEAR, NOi 137 ES Wednesday; May 17, i 967 .10 DAILY, $2.75 A MONTH 5if 1 Slain, Vote Ousts Two Council Incumbents amDus iff' I I I Veteran. -incumbents 4 down to defeat as Councilmen Howard E. Rilea and Dan Ma- I Tovich lost reelection tries in a municipal election here yes- 4 terday. i Dr. Raymond L.

Eng scored an upset win over Rilea as Harvey Binns built Give 'em ihe f. LEWIS R. KUBA Policeman slain Fluoride Bill Fails By 1 Vote By ED SALZMAN Jiifeune Capital Bureau SACRAMENTO Public Health Committee early today killed hot-ly-conlested legislation that would have required the fluoridation of all public water supplies in California. y. Assemblywoman March K.

Fong, -Oakland, a co-sponsor of the bill, failed by a single vote to gain approval for the proposal following a four-hour debate that ended shortly after the clock struck midnight. Only one member of the committee, Assemblyman Ken McDonald, D-Ventura County, indicated a- reason for oppos I I -HoRestAdia'avJheihunejdQfiDLl spite of this photpgraph showing the nmissing Stanford Axe in front of a Tribune window. The picture was dropped on the city editor's desk by an elusive young man who disappeared as quickly as he came. Whereabouts of the Axe is still a mystery. It was stolen from a well-sealed display case at Stanford last Friday.

Policeman Killed by Sniper Fire HOUSTON (UPI) Students firing rifles and shotguns from darkened dormitories at a predominantly Negro university battled more than 650 police today. A policeman; was fatally wounded before -officers stormed the dormitories, and arrested nearljrJ500 -students. "7 Three other persons were shot in the night of violence at Texas- Southern University PoUce besieged the campus i for nearly two Then a squad of 60 to 70 riflemen; ad5 vancing 20 yards at a time infantry-style, rushed Lanier -and Bruce Halls. They smashed down doors with fire axes, shot locks off doors; hauled the students but and had them lie face down on the grass to be searched, then took them to jail. Rookie Patrolman Louis Kuba, 25, was shot in- the head afc he advanced on the dormi- tories about 1 a.nfy' He died" Ben Taub hospital.

Also shot were officers Ray- mond G. Blaylock, 37; and AK len Dale Dugger, 32, who were in fair condition; and Morris English, 22, a student, whose condition was undetermined. Another officer cut his hand on broken glass. Police said they found a shotgun, three .22 caliber rifles and two Molotov cocktails along with a length of chain in the 'dorms. The violence followed demonstrations Tuesday by Negroes protesting conditions at a junior high school and' "garbage and filth" at a city dump near the Negro section.

resiea men. A Negro newspaper editor, Julius Carter of the "Forward Times," said rumors swept the Continued Page 3, Xol. 1 the Tribune' Wright said been involved Hines has not in any of the trouble, and "ouri track athletes have kept out of all this and are going to stay out of it 1 We do our protests on the track." Hines was unavailable for his account of last night's conflict, with no phone in his dormitory. In addition, his coach said, "I told the boys I'd talk for them. Anything they said might be misconstrued.

The police evacuated all the men's dormitories, whether or not they were fighting. I have about 15 men downtown who were routed out of their beds, and several parents my office now. It's a sad situation." No U.S. Pullout, 'Doves' Tell Hanoi is, in Reds Ring Marine Position SAIGON (UPI) Three elite Communist regiments ringed a vital American fortress on the North-South Vietnam border today and repulsed U.S. Marine attempts to break through with tanks and infantry.

But the leathernecks vowed to destroy the North Vietnamese attackers. The 3,600 North Vietnamese troops surrounded con Thien after setting up their first surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites in the demilitarized zone it rrr 1 I. tk. HARVEY BINNS Defeats Dan Marovich DR. RAYMOND L.

INO Winner ovtr Howard Rilaa Bill Passes First Test WASHINGTON (UP I) The House narrowly defeated a Republican-led attempt to- ay-4ohopwn-the-Adniiih istration model cities program. By a 160-152, non-record vote, the House rejected move by Rep. Robert H. Mi- chel, that would have left the Great Society program with only $12 million in planning funds. i It was only the first test, however, on the $237 million included in a $10 billion appro- TX' Compiled from ing Tthe-bilL.

a desire JorerJiMly-twapersonswereiarl nin Instil nnfs1 Airflf fVtA 1C. a control the WASHINGTON Leading Senate critics of President Johnson's Vietnam policy today warned Hanoi that they will "steadfastly oppose" any American pullout in Vietnam short ofan honorable peace. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and Chairman William" Fy lib tain local over IS' sue.

Mrs. Fong and the other key author of the bill, Assembly-: Continued Page 4, Col. 5 Two S.F. Schools Set Afire Two San Francisc6 schools a parjcea iruac wereu- afire in four separate acts of vandalism yesterday and during the night. Three of the incidents involved Molotoy a i 1 hurled bottles of flaming gasoline.

The" heaviest damage was inflicted at Mission High School ai 18th andDolores Streets, where a 30-by-30 foot stage curtain was deliberately set ablaze in the auditorium while classes were in session. Heat from the flaming curtain touched off the school sprinkler system and the fire alarm at 2:45 p.m. All 2,450 students were evacuated within a minute and waited in an orderly manner, until permitted to return. Smoke poured into an upper floor over the empty audito- lunTind Mowe'ST'dUt "theveiF-tilators, leading neighboring residents to believe the roof was on fire. Damage from smoke, heat and water was estimated at $5,030.

A few minutes later, a Molo-tov cocktail was flung through a second story window a Benjamin Franklin Junior High School at O'Farrell and Scott Streets. It exploded in a women teachers' lounge, that was unoccupied at the moment, de-. stroying a couch. The blaze was quickly estin-guished, but" at 9 p.m. a sec- ond bottle ofjlaming gasoline was thrown onto the roof "of Franklin Junior high.

It caused minor damage and was speedily put out. A truck parked at Turk and Scott Streets was" struck by still another Molotov cocktail at 12:30 a.m. and sustained an estimated $500 fire damage before the blaze was. quenched. "Arson Insp." Robert Gerhow said the fire at Missions High was incendiary.

It could not have been set tardant, he said, and speculated that it must have been doused with lighter fluid or a 1 i and deliberately touched off. Firemen wearing breathing apparatus made their way 1 through.the thickjsmokejo bring the blaze under control. Identity of the arsonists was not known and no arrests were made. In an effort to end vandal' ism and attacks on Muni bus drivers, Mayor John F. Shelley has ordered stepped-up police protection on certain bus He said a tha.

plainclothesmen are riding on the buses. Tresis haired, ex movie-star thor oughly enjojjs thex speculation, and the steady stream of out-of-state and foreign correspondents who come to take his pulse. He piously points to a recent Field jjoll which shows that 83 per cent of the Californians wha gave him a landslide last November want hint, to stay on the job. He's with them, he says, but che never misses a- chance to; remind people he is a man with a future. In his office the other day he jovially greeted a group up an even bigger margin over Marovich.

The complete count showed Binns defeating Marovich, 24,160 to 16,884, and Eng winning over Rilea, 509. For Eng it was the culmina tion of 13 years of "ambition for public office, starting in 1 1954 when he ran unsuccess-. fully for supervisor. He was beaten by Rilea in a council try eight years ago, ran behind again four years ago, and trailed Rilea by votes in the primary election a month ago. Undaunted, Eng won the big A-.

i i iesi yesiernay. as ne iiuneu back Rilea's bid for a fifth term. Bums also staged a- comew back from defeat. He lost to the then Councilman Harry wtesf our-years ago but he rolled up a margin of more than 7,200 as he defeated Marovich yesterday. He ran only 234 votes be-hind the incumbent last month.

Eng, 55, an optometrist, is a native of Oakland, active in Boy Scout, service club, and other civic affairs for many years. 'Binns, 52, was the founder and is now general of Oakland's first discount department store. The new councilmen. -will take office July 1, along with incumbents Felix i a .1 Fred Maggiora, Frank Oga-wa, and Mayor John L'. Read-ing-who-woa-at-the-primary election last month.

Eng's election adds to the interracial background of the. Oakland council. As the first Chinese American to win a council post in Oakland, he will join-Ogawa, the first Japanese American arid; Joshua Rose, the first Negro Rilea is completing a 16-year career that started ith his election to the council in 1951. Marovich has been, a member of the council since he was appointed in 1958. The vote yesterday was one of the smallest in the city's history.

Only 42,305 of the 154,332 registered citizens went to the polls, tally of 27.4 per Tabulation of the vote using Alameda County's Votron-ic equipment was the fastest on record. City Clerk Gladys Murphy announced tne- complete result at p.m. at least two hours ahead of the best time by the old hand-counting method. Doesn't That Bay Breeze Feel Good? Someone flipped the switch on the Bay Area's natural air conditioner sea breezes and fog late yesterday, ending a sizzling streak by Mr. Sun.

Temperatures dropped the low 60s last night, and today the; weatherman provided, 'temperatures ranging from; 65. to 70 degrees in the downtown sections of Oakland and San Francisco. rlt was a few degrees hotter in the suburbs and soared to the mid 80s in the Central Valley, Oakland andSan Francisco both posted highs yesterday of 84 degrees, highest for the. year. It was 93 in San Jose, 90 in Concord, 93 in Lafayette, 91 in Pleasanton and 95 in Pittsburg.

Los 1 siiaC a record 102 degrees. The weatherman said offshore fog will continue to push hot weather away and it will be cooler tomorrow and Fri day in Bay Area. 1 Oaklander Safe in J- Houston Riot Area because the cur-north, in hopes of i' and fire tain was fireproof and fire re AP and UPI of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ade the list of 16 signed-4he 'open statements." Without moderating their criticism of the Administra-tion's. course, 14 Democrats and two Republicans made public their declaration aimed at convincing the North Viet-' narriese that no amount of dissent "at home will result in" U.S. withdrawal from the war.

They said mat the alternative of negotiations is Their state-menfwas approvedrlir-ad vance by Secretary of State Dean Rusk. In addition to Kennedy and Fulbright, the list of senators included Republicans John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky, and Mark Hatfield of Oregon. All the rest were Demo-, crats. They included Frank Church, Idaho; Wayne Morse, Oregon; George S. South Dakota; Jo-Continued Page 3, Col.

4 By fAARY McGRORY SACRAMENTO One Sac-' ramento wag sums up freshman Gov. Ronald Reagan's attitude towards possible presidential lightning in 1968 this way: "Ronnie's very devout. He says, 'Let God's will be done. "His staff is something else. jhey say, 'Let's help The governor public airily dismisses the questions.

"Heavens, no," he said with a smile at his last press con i I priations bill for the cities program. Roll call votes are expected later on the cities proposal and its controversial-rent supplement plan. The money bill included only $40 million for 'the jent subsidy program, but this pro-sision was the main issue with Republican leadership lined up behind efforts to kill it. Democrats used some of their most influential members, to fire away at the Re- publican "move to slice the program to planning only. Speaker John VV.

McCor-mack, told the House that the problem of the cities posed of the greatest challenges" to public offi- rials, He appealed for nonpars tisari Support of the program. DeGaulle Is Stubborn By RAYMOND LAWRENCE Foreign Newt Analyst French President De Gaulle, in deep trouble at home, poses stubborn obstacles to both British and American foreign policyr- In Europe it's his brushoff of Britain's bid for membership in the Common Market against the wishes of the other five members of the continental economic organization. In Asia De Gaulle reaf-, firmed his opposition to the U.S. role, demanded in harsh terms a complete pullout from Vietnam a country in which his own forces suffered severe defeat and were forced to give up Indochina. In Paris a 24-hour general strike paralyzed the capital in -protest against De Gaulle's effort to obtain special legisla- -tive power from the National Assembly.

The AP reported some 13.7 million persons were striking or unable to work, with millions of others affected by the first openly political walkout Jn 29 Transportation came to a halt and many buslA nesses were unable to operate because electricity was cut. Garbage piled up; schools were closed. In an even more personal slap at the president, the workers in newspapers were ordered out Tuesday afternoon to blunt the effect of De Gaulle's news conference; at which he tailed the Vietnam war "the" scandal of foreign intervention" and attacked Britain's requestJor Common Market membership. Parliamentary debate on De Continued Page 3, Col. 4 Special to One of Oakland's greatest athletes, Jimmy Hines, once known as McClymonds High's "human is at riot-torn Texas Southern University but "not involved in any of the trouble here," his coach, JtanWright said in Houston today.

Hines and his wife are safe in a married men's tory, distant, from the areas where pitched battles were fought last night between students and police. The young athlete just last Saturday tied the world's record of 9.1 seconds in the 100-yard dash at the Southwestern Athletic Conference track meet at Houston. representing the state's chambers of commerce. -r "This must be one of the inpst beautiful Capitols ui the country," he enthused shyly. "When Nancy and I came back from Washington, she said she thought our Capitol was much more beautiful than theirs." Everybody joined in laughter! The governor is gay these days.

After 100-plus days in office he has mastered a role that projects well on both, the state and national screen. He is a dove at home and a hawk, abroad. He wants to escalate imwue American air superiority. Marine jets smashed at the SAM sites last night "The North Vietnamese army w3HtS-Con Thien as a birthday present for (North Vietnamese President) Ho Chi Minh.jrhey're not going to get it," 3rd Marine Division Com- a Mai. Genr Bruno Hochmuth said.

Ho will be 77 Friday. "We'll pur their ears back and we have enough air and artillery to knock them out," Hochmuth said. But the Communists prevailed in yesterday's fighting. Hochmuth sent five Marine tanks leading infantrymen Continued Page 3, Col. 2 Ms ference.

a four-year, A What then, wase doingbn u. an, internationally teievisea program with Bobby Kennedy, answering questions on foreign policy from 'hostile foreign students? Oh, that, says the staff. The idea was simply to have another bout with -Bobby. He" was pitted against the New York senator at the tGridiron dinner in Washington in and 'Hundreds of telegrams, congratulating him his "Americanism," told him he had won the return match. The sun-tanned, chestnut- i' I if "i ill the war in Vietnam, he wants to negotiate in Sacramento.

The change in Ronald Rea- i ganvv the Crown Prince of Goldwaterism, to a moderate Republican, is one of the most interesting phenomenain American politics today. He is still a reflex cold war- rior, who told a visitor thaf he was "shocked at how brainwashed the foreign students were." But at his press conferences, he refrains from Tory homilies. Gone is the. ideo- logue who spoke in every oth- Continued Page 1 INTERN AL PROBLEMS.

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About Oakland Tribune Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: