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   Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - January 5, 1967, Oakland, California                                ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 21. 1874 OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA 94th YEAR, NO. 5 THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1967 10< DAILY, A MONTH ReaganVows Economy at Inaugural By DAVE HOPE Tribune Pelitical Writer Ronald Reagan outlined the program for his new administration with an inaugural address today in which he declared: "We are going, to squeeze and cut and trim until we reduce the cost of government." He said new taxes will be imposed "only if it be- comes clear that economies alone cannot balance the Redevelop Proposal Denounced By JIM WOOD A n Oakland redevelopment staff proposal was denounced at the agency's meeting yesterday as senseless, shocking and a bu- reaucratic mistake. As a result the agency staff is taking a fresh look at a proposal for a Rehabilitation Dem- onstration Project on 13th Street between Brush and Union Streets. The idea behind the proposal was for the agency to take over a strip of property in the Oak Center project and show resi- dents what they could do in rehabilitating homes there. But when project director John Washington unveiled the plan at an agency meeting yes- terday he met criticism from agency, members and. residents of the community. CRITICS OBJECT Mrs. Lillian Q. Love, an agen- cy member and leader in the Oak Center Neighborhood As- sociation, objected that because the site was not on a trav- eled street, the demonstration would be wasted. "It just doesn't make sense that you'd get way off in a cor- ner for a demonstration Mrs. Love told Washington. She questioned the staff's mo- tives in selecting the site, won- dering aloud if the staff was attempting to promote the Corridor project, which is near- by, at the expense of Oak Cen- ter. FRANKEL IRKED Chairman Nat Frankel said that he did not question the staff's motives hut he made it clear he was unhappy that project residents had not been made fully aware of the dem- onstration plan. "It's a mistake that bu- reaucrats make, Frankel said. "It would have been pretty simple to involve the neighborhood organization in this thing." Washington, in an attempt to mollify the objectors, showed what he said was a "conceptual- ized" drawing of other areas within the project. Frankel warned that the ex- hibit was asking for trouble be- cause people might become budget.' Reagan spoke soberly of state finances to an audi- ence of officials, Republican party leaders, and spec- tators estimated at to 000 by Police Captain A. L. White. Fog that had shroude-' the city for days evaporated as the program began and' left a bright sun shining in a clear blue sky. TO JOINT SESSION His address, delivered to a joint session of the legislature from the west steps of the Capi- itol, followed a parade from the Sacramento Memorial Audito- rium where a prayer breakfast opened a day of inaugural cere- monies. A community luncheon, spon- sored by the Sacramento Cham- ber of Commerce, followed the ceremony. Tonight, Republicans will, celebrate their assumption of state control after eight years of Democratic party rule with a reception for Gov. and Mrs Reagan at the Hotel El Dorado, and an inaugural ball at the State Fairgrounds. The new governor spoke frofn a rostrum flanked right and left by huge banks of yellow chry- santhemums and bird of para- dise flowers. MUCH APPLAUSE He was applauded 23 times during his speech, with the long- est burst of cheers coming when he referred to a state flag on the platform which had been brought back from battle in Vietnam by a California soldier. Reagan drew other cheers when he pledged action to re- duce crime, control mob vio- lence and bring order to the Berkeley campus of the Univer- sity of California. Lt. Gov. Robert H. .Finch presided at the ceremony. MRS. PRIEST LAUDS Reagan was introduced by Mrs. Ivy Baker Priest, the new state treasurer, who called him a man who "regards govern- ment as a servant not a mas- ter, and who holds fast to the principle that an individual's destiny can best be determined without undue influence from government." Assembly Speaker Jesse Un- ruh pledged the Legislature would give him "cooperation, understanding, suggestions and prayers." Reagan made It clear that he has inherited financial problems from the adnunistration of Gov. Edmund G. Brown. The budget for the fiscal year ending next June calls for Continued Page 7, Col. 3 Continued Page 16, Col. 1 WHERE TO FIND IT Afttrotogy 25 Aunt 29 Autot................ 42 25 Ads 45 Comics............... 21 Creuwerd PuxzU 46 Editorial 30 Ftthtom............. 53 Financial............. 39 Focvs................ 31 Lamfers 31 Marniwx.............. 31 Sports 33 26 TV and 24 VHah................ S2 WMffMf WftM or 62 small world TIMKRATURIS SfASONAl RAINf All Arprt 7.45 f .P. Akport i.f S 11.44 7.14 1.51 CM-MOT tMMf H H L R Oak. PownfowM 4f 44 Airport .....47 45 S.F. 54 47 T T Many Oakland Stores OPEN TONIGHT Hint of Peace By Viet Envoy? CRIPPLE LENNIE (WHITE SHIRT) LEADS BUND RICKY IN STROLL share everything at Pomona hospital for the Alone Together By RALPH DIGHTON LOS ANGELES a shadowy realm where eyes see dimly, mouths mumble and brains black out in! the fury of mysterious mental storms has come an almost incredible story of togetherness. The story is that of Lennie, 28, and Ricky, 33, physically and men- tally defective from "vegetables" in psychiatric' par- lance. They live under constant obser- vation in a ward at Pacific State Hospital in Pomona with 72 others who are retarded. Almost invariably these, the world's unfortunates, are "loners" incapable of knowing that warm human experience called friendship. Yet'Lennie and Ricky are all but inseparably friendly. So unique is their bond that scientists are studying them in quest of a better understanding Continued Page 7, Col. 1 Yank POWs Smile Way To Liberty By HUGH A. MULLIGAN LONG BINH, Vietnam (AP) Two American civilians said today that during seven months as prisoners of the Viet Cong they got bad food but were not mistreated, sang songs for the Communists, were given a Christmas party and were most killed by an American air raid. "The Viet Cong were im- pressed by our cheerful atti- said Thomas R. Scales, 44, of Matamoras, Pa. "We sang and whistled all the time. They asked us to sing and we sang 'Jingle Bells' and 'My Wild Irish Rose.' We're both lousy singers, but the Viet Cong seemed to like it." Scales and Eobert W. Motia- han, 41, of Bellport. Long Is- land, were captured May 27 on a road near Vung Tau, 40 miles southeast of Saigon, where they were employed as supervisors for Pacific Architects and Engi- neers, an American firm work- ing in South Vietnam under mil- itary contract. They appeared before a large group of newsmen at a U.S. mil- itary hospital to which they were brought following their re- lease yesterday near Xuan Loc, 40 miles northeast of Saigon. Since their capture May 27, Scales had lost 55 pounds and now weighs 122. Monahan lost 75 pounds and now weighs 141. But except for malnutrition, they were pronounced in fair condi- tion by Army doctors. Wearing blue Army hospital pajamas, the pair said the Viet Cong told they were re- leased became they finally had shown repentance. "We don't know what we re- pented said Scales. "They told us if we didn't repent we would spend five years in pris- on." Scales, who is married and has one child, told of their cap- ture. He said their vehicle broke down about 4 p.m. and they were suddenly "surrounded by about 10 Viet Cong armed with pistols, rifles and grease guns (a light automatic He said the captors were con- stantly complimenting them for their cheerful attitude. Monahan said that although the food was bad, they were not mistreated. "We ate mostly rice and he reported. ROBERT MONAHAN THOMAS R. SCALES 3rd Refusal For Hospital Wage Demand The Alameda County Board of Supervisors, for the third time in .two days, refused to consider immediately the wage demands of union workers at Highland and Fairmont hospitals who have stayed away from their jobs since Saturday. When the union's back-to-work proposal was brought up today, Supervisors John D. Murphy said: This is the same proposal that we considered Tuesday aft- ernoon. In the light of that, I move that we take up the next item on the agenda. After the meeting, Harold Wil- son, president of East Bay Mun- icipal Employees Union Local 390, told newsmen: "We have been seriously con- cerned as union officers about resolving this. We have made it clear by the kind of proposal presented to the Board of Super- visors that we're looking for a genuine settlement. "There are over 409 workers who have been fired. The larg- est share of these have worked many years for the county. Theyr'c honest, poor people and we were attempting to get their jobs back for them. "Dave Jeff cry (union business representative) awl I are great-1 ly concerned about how hrghj Page 7, 4! Search On for Three Eastbay Flying Hunters in Mexico Air and ground rescue parties were on their way today to reach three Eastbay residents believed stranded for up to 11 days in the rugged mountain country near Santa .Rosalia, Baja California. They were believed to be Don- ald McConnell and his son John, 16, of Orinda, and Steven Haas, 23, of Oakland, who left Bucha- nan Air Field in Concord Dec. 26 for a hunting and fishing trip in Mexico. The wreckage of a plane, with three survivors waving beside it, was sighted by a civilian pi- lot who was aiding attempts to recover the bodies of the Rich- ard Y. Dakin family of San Francisco and the crew of their Lockheed Lodestar which went down in another December crash. Eight bodies were identified by a para-rescue team from Hamilton Field yesterday, after the Dakin plane was spotted on a beach near La Paz, Mexico. It had left San Diego Dec. 21, with Elton G. Stone and Dennis Seitz, both Alamedans, as crew, Mr. and Mrs, Dakin, (heir son Roger and his wife and the latter cou- ple's four children aboard. The bodies of two of (he Dakin children were still missing. The civilian pilot who sighted (he second downed plane rtoii- fred a Hamilton Air Force Base plane which was in the area. His report indicated the plane was a single-engine Cessna, but according to a friend staying with the McConnell family in their home at 2 Robert Road, Orinda, McConnell was flying a two-engine Skymaster. A rescue plane from Hamilton fiew from San Diego today to drop a t w o -m a n para-medic team to assist the survivors. A spokesman at the base said it was possible the ground search party, which set out yesterday from Santa Rosalia, might have started to bring the trio out to- day. He said it was not possible to confirm they are members of the McConnell party. The La Paz airport said a plane with three Americans aboard left there for Mexican on Dec. 30. If it was the McCon- nell plane, it means the three survivors have been six days, rather than 11, without supplies or treatment of possible inju- ries. Haas' mother, Mrs. Thomas Haas, said in their home at 67 Templar Road today: "They were due back Friday and they just didn't arrive." Both families have been wait- ing without sleep through yes- terday and last night, hoping for word from the Air Force. Mrs. McConnell was in seclu- sion, but the 'amity friend, Singer, said McConnell was an expert flier. He was an Army pilot in the European theater of Over Mass In English war in World War II as a cap- tain, and is still a reserve offi- cer. He is the regional manager in San Francisco for Ratner Cloth- iers, a manufacturing firm with headquarters in San Diego. The McConnclls have a daughter, Maureen, at San Jose State Col- lege. Their elder son, Don, at first thought to be on the trip to Mexico, returned Dec. 30 to Fort Rucker, Ala. Young Haas, who attended Diablo Valley and Oakland City Colleges, has been working for the Hickock Manufacturing Co. His father, buyer for the men's clothing department at Smith's in Oakland, is a close friend of Identification of the bodies in the Dakin crash was made from Dakin's gold signet ring and monogrammed watch, his wife's handbag, which she still clutched, which contained a credit card in her name, and Roger Dakin's wallet and driv- er's license. j Their bodies were being j brought to La Paz today. In San Francisco, formation of the Susanna B. and Richard Y. Dakin Memorial fund was j announced yesterday by the; Friends of t he San Francisco Public Library. It honored Mrs. D a k 5 n 's authorship of many- books on California history. She was a founding sponsor and di- i rector of the Friends group. DETROIT (AP) Margarel Tamplin doesn't like to hear Je sus referred to as "that fellow." And the 19-year-old girl thinks the English translation of the Roman Catholic liturgy "slaugh- ters the real meaning of the Latin." So Miss Tamplin and her fa- ther, John, 58, landed in cour yesterday on a complaint signet by a priest. "They're were trying to force liberal ideas on she said. The Rev. Charles Zeeb, assist ant parish priest of St. Rita's church, said in the complain that the Tamplins shouted re sponses in Latin when he triet to celebrate the mass in Eng lish. The two demanded a jury trial, which was set for Feb. 7. The Tamplins, of suburban Hazel Park, are charged with in terrupting a religious service, a misdemeanor under a seldom invoked law. Maximum penal ty is 90 days in Jail and a fine. English translations of the lit urgy are loo closely connectec with the secular world and are disrespectful in many cases Miss Tamplin said. "There's one part of the mis sal that calls Christ 'that fellow instead of 'that sh said. "Answering in Latin made the mass bearable. "When you go to church you want something that will take you away from the things of the she said. "The Latin is so different from English no one talks in Latin outside of church it makes you realize that you are in church." Miss Tamplin said she recited the mass in Latin "only in a low voice. "They called the she said. "The priests even refused to give me and my fa.'ber com- munion for answering in Latin." Miss Tamplin said she and her father have joined the Cath- olic Traditionalist Movement of New York, an organization she j described as "trying to remain j Roman Catholic." i The two stood mute at their i arraignment. Pleas of not guilty were entered for them. They were freed on bond each. TheWetther IAY AREA Pair tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight 33 to 43. Small craft for 22 to 31 m.p.h. Paris Press Told U.S. Must Leave By RAYMOND LAWRENCE Foreign News Analyst A senior North Vietnamese diplomat today proffered an In- direct and ambiguous peace lint. Mai Van Bo, chief of the Ha- noi mission in Paris, demanded a prompt, unconditional cessa-: tion to the American bombing of North Vietnam. Then, at a Paris press lunch- eon, he was asked about his' government's attitude if Wash-' ington proposed peace talks aft- er a halt to the bombing. He replied: "I believe that such a propos- al would be examined and stud- ied by the Hanoi authorities, too." The UPI reported he said if' the bombings cease "this fact would be examined by the gov- ernment" of North Vietnam. In Washington a State Depart-, ment spokesman, in reiterating the U.S. position said: "We are prepared for talks w i t h o ut any conditions with. North Vietnam at any time. "We are prepared to order si cessation of all bombing in North Vietnam the moment we are assured privately or other- wise that this step would be" answered promptly by a corre-. spending and appropriate elf" escalation by the other side. "This could occur before talks 1 started or could be the first or-' der of business in such talks." REFUSES TO ANSWER At the French Diplomatic Press Association luncheon Bo- insisted the United States has no right to require any reciprocal' action on the part of North Viet- nam. He refused to answer a ques- tion whether a bombing halt would in fact lead to negotia-" tions. But he said that only with: such a break in the "unjust, detestable war" would the situa-; tion be favorable to a search for settlement. In the past Hanoi, supported by Peking and Moscow, has in- sisted there can be no peace in Vietnam as long as American troops remain in the country. Bo repeatedly accused the United States of violating the 1954 Geneva agreements on In- dochina and contended that his government's four points must remain the basis for any ap- proach to the problem. Neither the United States nor South Vietnam signed the Gene- va agreements. NO COMMENT North Vietnamese Premier Phan Van Dong, according to the New York Times report, from Hanoi, said his govern- ment's four-point demands are not necessarily pre-conditions for peace talks (as previously held) but rather a "basis for settlement of the Vietnam prob- lem." Asked whether this was a change of position, Bn said he could not comment on a press article which was not necessari- ly the position of his govern- ment. "Howe ve he said, "the North Vietnamese position is that the United States must rec- ognize the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) as the sole authentic representative of the people in the South and should negotiate with it." And now for a comment: It is still an open and debata- ble question if the North Viet- namese position has shifted to a softer stand. American officials are now studying developments to deter- Contimed Page 9, Col. 1 Night If was all wine and roses af the Henry Mancini con- cert last nighf. Paul Herte- lendy reviews the music on Page 13; Robin Orr reviews the audience on Page 62.   

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