Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on June 19, 1968 · 17
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · 17

Oakland, California
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Wednesday, June 19, 1968
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'..: ' t , ' ' ! ' .'"" -I" iiiii.i.i.i, W f ' I . . . Man Alive . . . IN A KB 1 i . ibw -M - - 1 1 mmm1!Tmmmm f . ' t " 4 u n w y y Psychedelicatessen Inmates in the Oakland City Jail sent their compliments to the jail's cook-baker on his excellent brownies served' yesterday noon. . This desolated the cook-baker who sent word back that they weren't brownies but rather pieces of what was supposed to be a high cake. "That darned "BART piledriver started 'up just as I put the sheet cake in the 6ven and the whole thing fell." : 0 0 0 0 r Way ro f x BILL FISET ment-orfor other-reasons,- we will reduce our fees. Under these circumstances we suggest a 25 per cent reduction, but more or less may be appropriate to your ' situation. No discussion is necessary simply write the amount of fee reduction you choose on the state ment with your remittance. Reasonable and regular partial payments are satisfactory." Those two men deserve the Congressional Medal for humanity. 0 0 Now it can be told: A few days before the shooting of Sen.-Robert Kennedy, comedian -Alan King wired him: "I can guarantee you 300 Jewish votes if you attend my son's Bar Mitzvah." RFK's reply: "I'll be 0 there" ... An intriguing new shop in Orinda Village, called "'The North Face," dealing in high altitude mountain -climbing equipment , i Tom Holler, of the Eastbay Safety Council, is telling about the cops trying to collect a $30 traffic fine unsuccessfully and finally forwarding a warning to the offender, a Marine in Vietnam, Who wrote back and suggested they extradite him . ... Newest gourmet restaurant in Oakland is the little Copper Kettle, seating only 30, at 53rd and East 14th. The owner-chef is Erich Astl, former chef at the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico and former night chef at Paoli's in S. F. ... Don Landucci, a Grant Continuation High teacher In Oakland faced with Army Reserve duty this summer, has a remarkable suggestion: "How about gettina the Army Reserve to surrender all its M-l rifles to Mayor Alioto?" o o Poor Pat Michaels came a cropper. His TV show the other night was billed as an interview with Carol Doda and to spice up the show he and his producer, Jori Anthony, devised an opening that was a takeoff on .. the NBC, peacock a literal "takeoff" with a girl stripping. KTVU cleared its corporate throat and canceled the taped show for taste, substituting instead a Michaels intervlewwithTwo people on modenrpolice methods a half hour of half-informed misinformation ... As this paper's duck editor, I must give you the latest chapter on Betty Coppola, who found a duck egg on the Warm Springs Golf Course, took it home, kept it warm and hatched it into a duckling (what pise9 From Marrpllp Granppr. ro-nwnp.r of the Polf ..... , , , .... . , . course;-"We d be willing to reclaim Ihe duckling af ter a while," but right now we have black bass (for mos- young ducklings by their webbed feet, and they are drowned. For her duck-sitting services, Betty Coppola is entitled to two free rounds of golf." 1 o - o -t) - o , f mu -i- ji j. Five women members of "The Girdle Benders,' a Jbowling team, get a check Bowl in Walnut Creek for women are Mary Norman, Qottie Mason, Leona Ber-ner, HeleiTCarey can't understand is how a woman bowler "COULD wear a girdle and take that deep, free, sweeping swing that's the mark of a champion unless the girdle acts like some sort of sling shot . . . Probation workers"here "are chuckling ported his son stole $53 from stole other T33s,BicycTes "Apart from that," the father added, "he's a model child." The kid is 6 years old . . . Milt Owens, the Oakland financier, is in Dublin, Ireland, took in one of those lunches where they have five stiff whiskeys beforehand and was told: "This is called a 'drunch.' " . . V; -1. ..- ( . ' 0 0 0 0 Now we're in Fremont Municipal Court where a young man is before Judge M. 0. Sabraw on a charge of running a stop sign. The young man says he's guilty all right, but it was because his accelerator stuck and he couldn't " stop his car until he'd gone through the intersection. Well, in that case, said the judge, the ticket would be dismissed. The young man jwalked out of couit But lpminutes later the young man came back in, with tears in his eyes. He said his conscience was bothering him. Ke'd lied about his accelerator getting stuck. The judge told him that had he been under oath) and lied if would have been a felony offense, but it was commendable the young man had the courage to admit his lie. Fine: $12. M ,0 0 I suppose you've noticed the world didn't end during the weekend, that despite the insistence of a lot of kooks the asteroid Icarus didn't collide with Earth. My theory Is that the end of the world Is only postponed until they can train more drummers. Over at the American Medical Association convention" they 'f esnipine-at -the " doctors about fees, but no blanket indictments,; please. In Walnut Creek two eye specialists are enclosing printed notes with all bills saying: "For retired persons on limited pensions and any others whose f i n a n c i a 1 circumstances are difficult due to extensive illness, unemploy- 0 0 oo for $1,000 tonight at Walnut winning a tournament. The about-the father who re members of the family, ancPfan awayTronThoifie 0 0 Live (Daklanb P (Tribune A RESPONSIBLE METRO rOLIT A N NEWSPAPER Wed7junel9,1968 17 By JIM WOOD The Acorn residential project held a flossy preview -yesterday-of what it describes -as "a new way to live in Oakland." If the phrase means you've never seen anything quite like it, the description is apt. The problem was to place a high number of apartments into a fairly constricted site. The architects, Burger and Coplan of San Francisco, profess to be pleased with the results The units are small with almost no window space on one side and none at all on two others. On the fourth side, the first floor offers a view of a high wooden fence, a few feet away. (This may be improved by the addition of colorful lawn furniture or some shubbery, but in the model at any rate the effect is cramped. The "patio" is only 12 feet deep, about five feet more than the length of a good sized bed.) On. the second floor, windows in the bedroom come almost to the floor, offering a" nice view of the apartments across the way. There is a metal bar across the window about two feet off the floor so that (hopefully) toddlers won't topple into the tiny patio below. - . The bathroom fixtures show the effect of cost cutting to bring the project within the federal financing limits. The toilets have shaky plastic seats and the bathtubs make a nice pinging sound when you hit them they're metal covered with enamel, like a saucepan. But. even with these draw- backs, -the project has a num- jr attractive features which,; coupled with-reasona- kitchen jn three. bedroom units is conveniently arranged with generous cabi net space and modern appli- ances within easy reach of the - cook. There is a half- bathroom downstairs and a m bath up Coset space is mpre than ample and there is- a large 'storage space under" the stairs. The buildings which adjoin are so "arranged that Small enclosures "r .-" ). --Est - ,1,."jMnH- ( A i I I E Large Some of the 58 units with 27 units to an acre, 70 per cent still have yards. And the - bathrooms upstairs are compartmentalized so that two people can use them at once. The buildings are insulated which should make them comfortable in summer and economical to heat in winter. Above the stairway, however, is a glass window, much like a trap doorathpugh Jt doesn'L open. This allows sunlight and heat into the apartment, a mixed blessing on a hot day. Still the effect is pleasant and unusual and it may prove a popular feature. ' The buildings are constructed of stucco what else in a redevelopment project? 0 n the parking lotjide, with only an occasional . tiny ' window, ' the effect is much like a pillbox but from the front the buildings seem pleasant, guarded by their solid wooden fences. The patios are shallow only 12 feet deep but they will of f er a loken privacy -from the pedestrian walkways which the architects hope will draw the project together. The walkway?- are an"Tin known mwntitv at this nnint- they could turn out to be verv - goodfvery bad or something - offer privacy ZS " ; " 3r,r" ' ff' ; ; 4l areas of glass in new Acorn to be ready for occupancy in late September in between. The good thing is that they are not open to peo-- pie outside the project so that . people can circulate within the development freely, with no worry about cars. The bad thing Is that they could offer a burglar route and because of the fences people on the first floor of the units won't be able to see what's going on. From the second floor, though, there "i"na"good view -ortne walk ways and they will be well lighted, a factor which the architects believe will prevent any crime problem. The project, located at 821 Filbert St., in West Oakland, is being built at a cost Of $7.9 million in federal loans. The rents will range from $98 to $100 for a one '- bedroom" apartment to $145 a month for a four - bedroom townhouse. Three-bedroom units will rent for from $137-$141. The apartments will be unfurnished except for stove, refrigerator, living room carpeting,-and drapes. Rents do not include gas, electricity and utilities. Display models unveiled .yesterday were furnished, kllglDlUiy lor living in Uie project is governed by federal Jawaccording 4o-the.lame da County Building Trade's Council, the landlord. To qualify, a single person must have an income of not more than $6,060 a year. For married couples, the limit is an income New Teacher Row What may be a last-ditch attempt to mediate the impasse between 0 a k 1 a n d 's school board and the teachers' association will be made at 7 p.m. today. The $500-a -day mediator, Dr. John Van de Water of Los Angeles, hasn't been in Oakland since Saturday and was called back for tonight's meeting. He plans to leave again tomorrow-morning -and won't come back unless he's asked.- Sharing his bill are the board, the Oakland Education Association and the state and national teachers' a s is o c i a-tions, to which OEA belongs. Van de Water met with the board and OEA members four times over a week. He hoped to announce an agreement last Friday, which" was to be the end of his stay. But a deadlock developed Friday morning, Talks broke up at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. By c o m m o n -agreement, what is happening in the meetings is being kept secret;.1 project open to 12-foot of not more than $11,250 for a family of eight. The -first 58 units are scheaA. uled to be ready for occupancy in late September and additional units will be available at the rate of 50 per month - until all 479 units are completed in mid-1969. By then most of the families will be well into their way to live in Oakland." new Second-floor bedroom The OEA has asked .chiefly for compulsory in-service human relations training for teachers, more remedial reading programs and higher salaries. The associations' teachers already have voted not to report to work next fall if agreements aren't reached. They also voted to seek jobs elsewhere and to discourage new teachers from coming into the district. . The : California Teachers. As sociation and National Education Association must help to make these job sanctions work. Both organizations are withholding approfal until it seems certain that mediation has broken down, says Richard Call, chairman of the teachers' Negotiating Council. Technically, it is the council, set up under state law, that is negotiating with the board. But the OEA, Oakland's largest teaching group, holds all nine council seats. At its regular meeting last night, the board did adopt a U - f " ' v-:-T deep patios surrounded View olf living room . I'' f I has picture window overlooking courtyards teachers' salary schedule for next year, but. only to meet state d e a d 1 i h e s for school budgets.- The board voted to keep the present pay scale and reserved the right to raise it later. It will adopt its preliminary budget next week. In other action, the board received 17, recommendations drawn up at a May 25 workshop sponsored jointly by the Oakland Federation, of Teachers and the Saturday Evening' . Discussion Group 1 of Education. School Supt. Stuart 'S. 0Phil- lips said the district already was considering or practicing most of the ideas. SEDGE Chairman Frank Walrath contended that Dr. Phillips always says this when confronted with outside ideas. Board Member Lorenzo N. Hoopes criticized Walrath for being too critical and not acknowledging the district's achievements. Member Seymour Rose ' asked Phillips to relay the by tall wood fence from dining area Meet workshop recommendations on disc i pline to the joint teacher-administrating discipline committee. SEDGE and OFT recommended that the district give all junior and senior high school students copies of cards lfsting the rights of persons under arrest. These cards are published by the American Civil Liberties Union. They also requested that po-lice not arrest- children - in -school unless parents are notified, a practice Phillips says already is followed, and that students' personal effects, such as girl's purses, not be searched without a warrant. The recommendations also covered vocational education . and reading. Phillips suggested that Walrath should talk to William C. ortman, coordi-. nator of vocational education, to find out what the district is already doing. Walrath contended that a SEDGE representative had talked with Fortman at length.

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