Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on May 17, 1972 · 2
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Oakland, California
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Wednesday, May 17, 1972
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V 0&Manb2$flTribttnc Wed., May 17, 1972 V &cfMon Got a problem ? Got a complaint? Perhaps youd like to take a chance on Action Line. We cant promise to help everyone. Our staff works hard to solve as many problems as it can. ' . Write Action Line, Oakland Tribune, P.O. Box 509, Oakland, Calif. 94604. Please include name and address.. If possible, give a ne number and what hours you can be ed. Help! The-trees in my yard are over-m with blackbirds and every time I go outside they try to attack me. I have had to resort to using an umbrella every time I go out. They sometimes even swoop down on passing children arid dogs. I have tried using a hose on them but water does riot faze them. I dont want to poison them or disturb their nests, but this is very annoying. I have called the police and the SPCA and they had no advice for me. What shouhHHdo, Action Line? Mrs. J. D., Oakland. Paul F. Covel, City of Oakland naturalist, says the problem of blackbird exuberance during the nesting period is common throughout California, even right at . the Oakland Science Center. Covel says the birds rarely make actual contact with any human or pet and would not inflict serious "injury if they did. If the problem-becomes too acute about all one could do would be to destroy the nests before the eggs are laid. Blackbirds are useful lawn pest destroyers and should be given a break when nesting, Covel. added. . - I returned an unsatisfactory hair remover to a Los Angeles company well within the 14-day trial period, and it refuses to give me a refund, I ordered it Jan. 4, received it Jan. 31 arid returned it Feb. 7. On Feb. 2fi the company returned it to me, claimed it Was sent to me Jan. 12 and denied a refund. Unfortunately I neglected to keep the wrapping with the postal date on it. I have sent the device back to the company again, and now it has both remover and money and will not budge. I guess if I at least had the remover back I could give it to someone else. Perhaps it will work for them. It did not for me, despite the companys enthusiastic claims. Miss S. L., Oakland. The best we could do was to get the remover back. We hope it does work for someone else.' We asked the company to recognize the possibility of a postal delay and the inevitability of at least one unhappy customer and make a refund, but it refused. . About four years ago we had a chair and ottoman reupholstered in an expensive, imported fabric that was supposed to be long lasting. More than a year ago we noticed that the fabric was beginning ' to crack. We called the upholsterer, who in turn toR.us to call the importer. Back and forth we went. At one point both promised to come and take a look at the cracks, but so far we have seen no one. We are completely frustrated and ashamed of this furniture. Mrs. A. G., Piedmont. We told you how to proceed and the importer paid a call at your home. He agreed to provide new fabric at a considerable saving. - W $ Sound Off Every morning I see a lovely German shepherd and a beautiful great Dane running loose along the 3400 block of Grand Avenue. Cars have to slow down or swerve to avoid hitting these dogs. How can the owners of such lovely pets allow them to wander in and out of traffic? It will not be .' long before they are hit and either crippled . or kllldTlf fReWnefS da not staiirwaiking- these dogs, I will have their own protection. Astrology Bridgerr . 26-A T26-A- Classified Shopping Center . . . .. . . . 30 Comics ... . , . . . 23 Crossword Puzzle .22 - THE WEATHER STORY Low- ttoudrnesr clearing by noon then fair through tomorrow. Continued cool. Highs today and tomorrow in -the 60's to low 70's. Lows tonight 45 to 55i Westerly wind 10 to 25 m.p.h. becoming Northwesterly tonight. TEMPERATURES (24-hour ptrlod endina.10 a.m. today) 'Oakland Airport S.F. Airport . 77". them impounded for T. W.,' Piedmong. K Martha Lee Potpourri" Sports . .1-A TT73r . . :39 .725 .28-29 ...18 . . . 22 Teen Pages , , Theaters , . . . , TV and Radio r -.19-A H .66 .68 L 54 51 v SHIRLEY CHISHOLM GREETS SAN FRANCISCANS A call for gun control at Commonwealth Club (AP) Chisholm Asks For New York Rep. Shirley Chisholm yesterday called the attempt on Alabama Gov. George Wallaces life a clear indication of the malaise in America today. Speaking before the Commonwealth Club of CalifomiaL in San Francisco, the Demo- scratic- presidential candidate called the shooting an indica tion that we certainly need new input Tin ihe top level in this country . . . that we certainly need the-creative capacity and other kinds of solutions.- For the first time since her campaign began, Mrs. Chisholm spoke under the watchful eyes of a Secret Service escort dispatched by presidential order after Wallace was wounded during a campaign rally. The congresswoman also issued a strong plea for gun controls, saying, I dont know : . . I really dont know . . . how many more assassinations and killings we need in -this -country before we-begin - : to realize weve got to have some restrictions on weapons. " She continued, Nobodys talking about the hunter, who uses his rifle for sport, but I think there is something wrong with the accessability and availability of hand guns and other kinds of weapons in -the.hands of people. :who are using the weapons in our society to cause such a fear and destroy other human beings. The heaviest applause from the Commonwealth Club crowd of about 250 members came on the gun control plea. She mentioned the political assassinations that have taken place in the United States over the past few years and said. "If you look at the background of the men who assassinated them, for the most part, they all had. some sort of Moraga Fire Group Opposes Tax Plan MORAGA Commissioners -GfMoragoEae-ListricLhave, voted unanimous opposition to the Watson tax i n i t i a t v e amendment scheduled for the-November ballot. Spokesmen said the special district tax limitation included in the measure would hamper the departments growth to the level of services desired by residents. HERE ARE ADDRESSES OF NATIONAL AND STATE LEGISLATORS U.S. Senators-Senate Office Building Washmgten.D.C.,20510o , Sen. Alan Cranston, SerOohnTunney. Congressmen House Office Building Washington.D.C, 20515. Rep. Ronald Dellumt, 7th District; repre genting Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Pied-mont. North Oakland, Central OaJdandrOnn fa. Rheem Valley, Morogo, and port of East - Ooklond:eprGeergafrMShfr,'StkepseB; sentmg part of East Oakland, Alameda, Son Leandro. Castro Volley, Son. Ramon Village, San Ramon. Danville, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Lorenzo, and part of Hayward; Rep. Don s Edwards, 9th, representing part of Hayward, Fremont. Union Gty, Newark and the northern part of Santa Clara County; Rep. Joroma Woldie, 14th, representing most of Contra . Costa County. x - State Senators, and Assemblyman Stata Capitol, Sacramento, Colif.95814. Alameda County State Senators ore 8th District. John Holmdahl; 11th, Nicholas C, Petris; 14th, Clark Bradley. The 8th and 11th districts cover the some area, with Holmdahl and Petrie representing all of Alameda County except Coitro Valley, Livermore, and Pleosonton. Those communities and a lorga . section of Sonta Cloro County art represent, ed by Bradley. " Assemblymen ore Carlos Bee, 13th District Robert W. Crown, 14th; Mrs. March JC Fong 15th: Ken Meade, 16th;Jehn J.Mtiltr, 17th. Contra Costa County Stole Senator, -7th . pHitubJoh Assemblymen dames VY. Dent, 10 th District; JehtftsShv 7 1 th, - By GAYLE MONTGOMERY ' Tribune Political Editor pathological imbalance. We have to do something about some sort of gun control in this country if we all want to live, she said. In her address to the luncheon crowd, Mrs. Chisholm hit hard at the Nixon administration and big business, giving a Schoolteachertype Jecture as Commonwealth Club members listened quietly. She blamed the Nixon administration for bungling which has virtually halted this nations growth, and said it has by record not by rhetoric-sacrificed the low-income Americans. Citing American minorities, she said, people are sick of tokenism . . . sick of see how far youve comeism. While chiding big business, the congresswoman said, Im not attacking capitalism asj such. What Im saying is capitalism must pay its fair share. She said American corporations controlling 90 per cent of the nations resources paid-$26-biIUonintaxes last year, while people with 10 per cent of the resources paid $86 billion. . Mrs. Chisholm was to continue her campaign in California today, and scheduled a swing through the Eastbay to-' morrow. She is to attend a 10 a.m. brunch here at the Flaming Steer, 1229 23rd Ave., tomorrow, followed at 11:30 a.m. by a campus .rally at the University of California at Berkeley. Another campus rally is scheduled at Contra Costa .College in San Pablo at 1 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. will speak at the Ohlone College campus in Fremont. For Homo Delivery -Call Circulation . . .273-2323 Or Any Branch Office See Page 30 Classified . . .273-2121 Main Office .. 273-2000 (Daklanbj.(Tribune OAKLAND'S LOCAUYOWNED- ' lOCAtlTCONTROUED DAILY .. Suprtmo on Continental Sido of Son Francisco Bay ' Established February 21 , 1 874 Member American Newspaper Publishers Association Charter Mem bor Audit Burea of Circulations Complete Associated Press Service Washington Star Nows Service Christian Science Monitor Nows Services MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . The Associated Press it entitled exclusively te the use for reproduction of aH local newt printed in this newspaper as well as oil AP news dispatches. THE TRIBUNE PUBLISHING CO. PUBLISHERS WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, President, Publish--er and Editor. JOSEPH W. KNOWLAND, Vico President and General Manager. PAUL G. MANOUS, Secretory. JOHN E. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. PUBLICATION OFFICE: Tribune Building, cor ner of Thirteenth and Franklin Streets, 946 12. Phone 273-2000. - Se'cond-closs postage paid at Oakland, Californio. Postmaster Send notices of undelivered cop its. Form 3579 te P.O. Box 509, Oakland, CoWr4604. V , BY CARRIER Daffyand Sunday .r.."---" v Semi-monthly $ 1.87 One Month ...... $ 3.75 One Year $45.00 Soturdoyond Sunday . One Month $2.00 Sunday Only OneMonth . ,, $ j475 BY MAIL (payable in advanced -HJnited States Inc Possessions, APO, FPO. Doilyand Sunday OneMonth $ 5.00 One Year . $60.00 Sunday Only OneMonth .....,.$ 250 One Year $30.00 Foreign ? Doily ond Sunday OneMonth $ 6.50 OneYeor $78.00 Sunday Only OneMpnfh $ 3 30 Published every evening Monday through Friday, Saturday and -Sunday -mornings.- . Single copies! Doily edition, 15c; Sunday edition 35c lack numbers; Doily edition, 1 Sc; Sunday edition 35c A motion by Oakland school director Seymour Rose to approve district-sponsored student visits to the Angela Davis trial in San Jose died yesterday for lack of a second. It was the third Board of Education meeting at which the issue was raised, primari-, ly by students at Oakland Technical High School, by Roma Refisch, a Tech teacher, and by George Stokes, executive spokesman for the American Federation of Teachers, Oakland Local 771, AFL-CIO. Associate Supt. Lee Croce explained that students could attend the trial if their parents agreed, and that they would not only be excused with notes from parents but would -be allowed to make up missed work. But, he said, the decision not to make the visit a school project was based on concern for student safety, not on con- . troversial.aspects ofthe Davis trial. Supt. Marcus Foster added that there would be nothing to stop students from getting on a bus and going, but that students would be making the trip as private citizens and the schools would not be liable. It was Stokes who urged Rose to make the motion, .charging that the school administration was placing fear fpossible insurance losses ahead of the value of education. . . Other speakers at yesterdays school board meeting continued efforts to gain a preparation period for elementary teachers. They included Mrs. Margaret Harry, who said she represented the entire faculty at Crocker Highlands School: David McGrath from Laurel School and James Buckley, Clawson School. , v Board members approved a summer reading and math program utilizing $391,096 in new federal funds in model programs serving approximately 2,700 students and improving the training of some MPNevin Cadillac SPRING SALE ,we offer extraordinary savings you, its that time of year again COUPE Includes air conditioning, AM-FM radio, -white side wall tires, . soft ray glass, door edge guards, power steering, power windows, power brakes, remote control rear view mirror. COUPE DEVTLLE Lease $13500. per month, plus tax, 36 months. uBjWocfediuppfbvi Includes air conditioning, AM-FM radio, white side wall tires, soft ray glass, door edge guards, tilt and telescope steering .wheel, 6-way power seat, vinyl roof, power windows, power steering, power brakes. ORDER NOW. CHOOSE YOUR COLOR AND INTERIOR " 1500 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California V . (3 blocks south of Gilman) 527-5757 350 teachers and. para-professionals. Mrs. Darlene Lawson, president of the California Parent Congress (a group of parents whose children are enrolled in schools receiving funds from Title I of the federal Elemen- tary-Secondary . Education Act) objected to the proposal, saying that the money for summer school would be used for only one' fourth of children in the program. The firm of Ratcliff, Slama and Cadwalader, architects, was named to prepare plans for the new Stonehurst Elementary School. The $1.2 million project was proposed by the School Site Building Committee of the Citizens Master Plan Committee and will be financed by proceeds from an earthquake safety override tax and state matching funds. The final speaker yesterday was teacher federation president Walt Swift, who renewed the locals demand for an end to the Vietnam war. Brown Hits Secrecy in Medi-Cal LOS ANGELES (AP) -State administrators of Medi-Cal either by design or incompetence-are hiding what may be massive misuse of public funds, says Secretary of State Edmund G. Brown Jr. In a speech yesterday to an Airierican Legion meeting, Brown said the Department of Health Care Services, which handles the Medi-Cal program, will not disclose records of administrative costs incurred after 1967. Either by design or incompetence, he said, the expenditure of millions of tax dollars is being hidden from the public. This is wrong, and it must be changed now. He added that audits by the Department of Finance given to Medi-Cal were termed an internal operational document not for public view. 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