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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - October 25, 1968, Oakland, California MM Allvt A Change of Ennui Maybe they should recruit 800 parents of kids in Lakeview School in Lafayette as extras in some up- coming comedy on suburbia. The parents turned out io preview a KQED series on sex education the school is contemplating showing its kids, and after seeing the films (which are quite explicit) one parent wanted to know who in the classroom would answer any ques- tions the children might have. A teacher, naturally. shouted a father in the audience, "teachers aren't qualified to answer questions on sex. For heav- en's sake! Some aren't even married." Dr. William Avers, a child psychiatrist who was there, fielded that one. "If teachers aren't qual- ified, what about priests and The father sat down. oooo Great little touch as a well-dressed woman strolled down Broadway with a small terrier on a leash, and wrapped around the dog's stern was a bumper strip saying: "I'm Going for Mul- ford." I don't know if that promises a vote or a dog bite. .About bumper strips, in Fremont Reed Hansen is a printer and is doing quite well turning out strips saying: "Unzipped Mail Is That new Oakland group call- ing itself "The National Association for the Advance- ment of Irish People" is out with membership cards, printed in bright green ink, signed by Pat Michaels as president, and with the words: "A militant Mick in good standing." oooo Credit Walt Bennett (who has the camera store) with being a bit whimsical. He's with the Oakland Power Squadron and told his students in a seamanship course about sextants. "A sextant is a navigational instrument, not a shelter used by .You HAVE to appreciate the marvelous sign posted on the wall above the Xerox machine in the public works office of the Oakland Army Terminal, the one saying: "No one shall use secretary's reproduction equipment without approval of officer in .The fa- thers' Club at Bishop O'Dovvd High School, a group calling itself "Friends of the has a dinner dance set for Nov. 2. Men will wear suits but women will wear full-length formals, presumably in hopes of slaying a .The human frailty: Leo Gior- getti watched three girls in mini-skirts sit down at the Iron Horse and watched them modestly tug at their hem lines to keep their skirts pulled down. Then he recognized go-go dancers in a North Beach bar. oooo (DaWanb Tribune oholos bv Leo Cohen and Lonnic Wilson Six Alarms at Big Food Plant Some 21 pieces of fire fighting equipment battle a six-alarm fire that destroyed hundreds of thou- sands of dollars worth of frozen food delicacies to- day at a two-square-block plant at East 11th Street and 26th Avenue. The building, occupied jointly by Driesbach Enterprises and Associated Foods, may have had damage, said Martin Driesbach (below, of the Driesbach firm. Tony Molina, (below, right) discovered the fire when he entered a refrigerated room to check stock. (Story on Page Last week I carried an item about a motorcyclist Oil ill trying to pass one of those high lumber carriers (the type that straddles its load) and how he zoomed under it, between the wheels. The other afternoon, on Pleas- ant Valley Road near Acalanes, a boy tried the same thing with his girl friend behind him on his brand new Yamaha. The boy got a broken ankle and the girl got cuts and bruises. The Yamaha was wiped out. The kid had read the item and tried to do it himself. Don't. In Pena Murder Don't. .And as long as I'm writing the wrongs, I also mentioned using dry ice to make Hallowe'en punch look like a real witch's brew. If you try it, have the dry ice in a separate container from the punch and NOT mixed in with it. oooo Meet Oakland's hard luck man of the week, Andy Banis, who works long and hard designing restaur- ants for a living and who decided he needed a hobby, like fishing. Andy went out and bought all the equip- ment for salmon fishing and the other day boarded a party boat for his very first time. Out of the Gate and in midday he got a great strike. Ke began hauling in the line like crazy when suddenly a sea lion emerged, snapped off most of the salmon and left Andy to pull head, which was all that was left on the hook. Andy took the head home. Why not? He asked his wife if she could make fish head chowder. She could not and would not. Definitely not. oooo At Vinci's Lakeshore, an Oakland bar, the barten- der, Jerry Hanson, has been kidding John McCon- eghy, a customer, about McConeghy's graying hair. So they got into a bet over last Sunday's football game and Hanson picked the Raiders. He paid is why he's been wearing his hair dyed gray. .Mini- whimsy: An Oaklander hopped a plane for L. A. and on board the stewardess announced cocktails would be sold for and fruit juices and soft drinks would be free. "I'll have orange said the Oaklander. the stewardess replied, "but we save all our orange juice for the screwdrivers." A dinner dance is set for tonight at Knowland Park clubhouse by the Footprinters to honor law enforcement. Police Chief Charles Gain is speaker. At a dinner dance? Yes, at this one. .In Lafayette, a Hallowe'en costume pa- rade for little kids is set for tomorrow afternoon and Bob Omo, the clothier in Park Plaza in Lafayette, called Sid Kellner (who owns James Brothers Circus) to get five elephants to appear. "And how about clean-up asked Omo. Kellner giggled. He'll send a shovel along and Omo gets the duty. In Orinda, a GOP cocktail party at the Joseph Long home is set for tomorrow night with a jet plane load of Hollywood people due to Dm, Andy Devine, John Agar, Johnny Grant, Quinn O'Hara, Deanna Lund, Ruta Lee and so on. The plane, a 737 jet, is scheduled to land at Buchanan Field in Con- cord. Hold onto your hat. MARTINEZ A 17-year-old high school dropout was taken into custody early today at his Antioch home in connection with the slaying of William Anthony Pena, 45, Pittsburg bachelor, whose nude body was found in a shallow grave near Antioch. Lt. Robert Sang, command- er of Sheriff Walter Young's detective division, identified him as David Lynn Owen, of 700 E St. Owen, who was booked at the county jail at 5 a.m., was described by Sang as a ward of the Alameda County Supe- rior Court. Sang with Sgts. Richard Da- vis and Gerald Thompson and Pittsburg and Antioch offi- cers surrounded the house when they learned Owen had returned to the residence. Pena's body was found on the side of Somersville Road Monday afternoon. He had been shot twice in the head. Lt. Sang said other suspects are being sought. A .22-caliber pistol was used in the shooting, officers said. Lt. Sang did not say whether it has been found. Pena, who was employed in a Mexican restaurant operat- ed by his parents at 380 Rail- road Ave., was reported miss- ing on Sept. 6 by his mother, Mrs. Peter G. Vasquez. He disappeared three days ear- lier. Sang said detectives were able to break the case through cooperation of Pittsburg and Antioch police and the Merced County sheriff's office. The victim's car was found in Merced County. Crop-Dusting Pilots Killed DIXON, (Solano County) (AP) Two pilots were killed when their crop-dusting planes collided, crashed and burned in a field one-half mile south of here yesterday. The burned bodies of John H i d e b e r g e r, 25, of Maine Prairie and Paul Conley, 25, Dixon, were found in the wreckage on the Sork Ranch. By LLOYD BOLES Tribune Staff Writer SAN JOSE Deliberations in the Braun-Maine murder trial continued today after a tired jury the men in shirt- sleeves and mopping their brows called it quits at p.m. yesterday and asked to be sent to bed. The jury foreman, William Whisler, a San Jose electrical engineer, climaxed the eve- ning deliberations by asking Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Kelly for a "concise" delin- eation of the three types of murder first degree, second degree and voluntary man- slaughter. The jury also asked for redefinition of the term "mal- as in malice afore- thought, one of the legal ingre- dients of first or second de- gree murder. The jury of seven men and five women got the case at p.m. following three hours of final arguments and an hour-long charge by the court on the law. The foreman immediately called for all 120 exhibits pro- duced during the nine week trial. Jurors talked for 45 min- utes and then broke for din- ner. A faulty air conditioner al- most prevented the case from going to the jury. The air conditioning in the new million Superior Court Building sputtered along and finally stopped just before the court's charge to the jury. The temperature in the court room soared to 82 degrees and a baliff reported it was hot- ter in the jury room. "It's up to you, ladies and gentlemen, do you want the case asked the judge. All the jurors nodded affirmatively. Mendonico County Dist. Atty. Arthur B. Broaddus con- cluded the state's case with an impassioned pica to find the defendants, Thomas Braun and Leonard Maine, both 19, guilty of all counts in a grand jury indictment charging them with murder, kidnap, rape and attempted murder. The defense claimed that neither Braun nor Maine were responsible for their crimes because they lacked the men- tal capacity to know what they were doing. The state contended that the young Washington drifters committed premediated mur- der, kidnap and rape. The victims in the case were Tim Luce, 17, son of Lake County Dist. Atty. David Luce, and his pretty girl- friend, Susan Bartolomei, IS, who is almost totally para- lyzed from the effects of five slugs in her neck and head. Tim's death occurred on Aug. 21, 1967. in a vineyard near Ukiah and Susan was shot and dumped over an em- bankment near Sonora the next dav. State Gets Pioneer Jobs Agency The Oakland Adult Minority Employment Project (OA- MEP) first employment serv- ice in the nation to search out (Tribune Susan Jury Scans Verdicts Fri., Oct. 21 Woman in Yosemite Murdered Special to The Tribune YOSEMITE FBI agents and M a r i p o a County cor- oner's deputies today were searching two remote spots in Vosomite National Park for clues in the "probable mur- der" of a young San Francis- co woman. An autopsy revealed that Evelyn Consoela Roseman. 24, a former Los Angeles waitress, had been sexually assaulted before her death, it was disclosed by the office of Coroner-Sheriff Norman Gar- re; i. The areas being searched today were the spot at the top of Nevada Falls, in rugged lil.ill CUUllU'} Hi JJUIK, wivre the woman's pocket- book was found by a hiker last Friday, and the spot near the foot of the falls where her body was found the following day. Investigation was originally started by the FBI because of "some things that don't add up." Undersheriff Paul Paige explained today. The body- was near the bottom of the falls "but not where you'd ex- pect it to be if she'd lie said. And although most of the bones in Miss Roseman's body were broken, "the flesh and skin were intact." he said, "which is not consistent with a fall." FBI agents asked that any- one who had seen the woman Oct. 18 or 19 contact park rangers or the FBI offices at either Merced or Sacramento. They said she had rented a car in San Francisco Wednes- day and driven to El Portal, where she spent the night in a motel. She spent Thursday night in Camp Curry, check- ing out Friday morning. She apparently hiked to Ne- vada Falls, in rough, difficult an FBI spokesman said. Searchers must reach the area by horseback, and it is not as frequently visited by tourists. Mayor Hits Taking' Charge Charges that Mayor John C. Reading "faked up" a letter boosting Proposition J Oak- land's proposed new city char- ter drew a prompt denial from Reading today. Spokesmen for the Oakland Municipal Improvement League, formed by city em- ploye organizations opposed to the new charter, attacked llit; iii iiia Oufi T? n I i it 't n r? Inttfn- Historic Santa Clara Day By BEV MITCHELL Tribune Education Writer SANTA CLARA One hun- dred and seventeen years ago, the Jesuit fathers introduced higher education to the West on the site of Mission Santa Clara. Yesterday, the Very Rev. Thomas D. Terry was invest- ed as 25th president of the Suit0 en the same campus where, in 1851, a faculty of taught 16 students. Father Terry, robed in the blue and gold doctoral regalia of the University of Califor- nia, walked to the podium in Kennedy Mall preceded by an academic procession of more than 400. Their gowns, touched with the colors of degrees and uni- versities throughout the world, designated the academ- ic rank of 175 faculty mem- bers, the university's Board of Regents and Trustees, and nearly 300 official delegates from academic institutions throughout the United States. Father Terry, in his inaugu- ral address, said professors and administrators can best educate students by talking with them, not at them. Out of such conversations, he said, will come understand- Yesterday's ceremony was the first public inauguration ever held at Santa Clara Uni- versity. Father Terry, 46, was dean of the College of Arts and Sci- ences at Santa Clara from 1961 to 1966, when he was transferred to Loyola Univer- sity as academic vice presi- dent. He succeeds the Very Rev. VERY REV. THOMAS TERRY president ing and mutual respect which is the prelude to education. "Out of this understanding and respect.'' he added, "may come the ability on the part of students, administrators and crofossr.r? to higher Education to the gener- al public which ultimately determines the support that will be given to higher educa- tion, and which is presently somewhat puzzled and dis- mayed." now Provincial of the Jesuit Order for the California Prov- ince. The investiture was con- ferred by the Rev. Austin J. Fagothey, S.J., representing the university's Board of Trustees. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Father Terry entered the So- ciety of Jesus in 1939 and was ordained in 1952. He spent two undergraduate years at Santa Clara, and holds degrees from St. Louis University and the University of California at Da- vis. Dr. Abram Leon Sachar. the main speaker, told the inaugu- ration audience the world is, for life will never again be freed from tension." Dr. Sachar is chancellor of B r a n d e i s University, and served as president of that in stitution from its founding in 1948. neighborhood and gear itself to his needs, passed out of community control yesterday and became a fuD-fledged arm of the California State Employment Service. But the members of the OA- M E P advisory committee, now shorn of its p o 1 i c y- making role and purely advi- sory, warned CSES officials they will keep a sharp eye on the project to see it does not become alienated from the community needs which gave it birth. In its new organization, the project gained both a new- name The Oakland Adult Opportunity Center and a new7 manager. Frank Battle. At the cummmeee s iasi meeting under the 0AM EP name and format at the State Office Building here yester- day, Marc Johnson, Coastal Area Manpower Administra- tor for the California Depart- ment of Employment, said the project in its first 43 months had made job place- ments for job appli- cants. Johnson said of the job placements, were "per- manent" which he defined as persons still on the job 30 day? after placement. He admitted that some 000 other Oaklanders have up hope" and "are not Poking for v.ork any more-." "There has to be more jobs in the private sector, a lot more training and remedial educa- tion as much as vocational. I don't see that the school sys- tem has improved in its abili- ty to lower the dropout Johnson said. press conference. They said the letter, which was distributed to city em- ployes, bore the city seal and the inscription: of Oak- land, Office of the Mayor." This, J. D. Burdick, attor- ney for the league, said was intended to give the impres- sion it was printed on official stationery. But Burdick conceded the letter was printed privately. Reading countered at anoth- er press conference. The mayor flatly disputed any implication that city funds were used for political purposes. It was financed by the Tax Slash Committee, a group of civic and governmental lead- ers supporting the new char- ter. he declared. Reading said the letter was drafted by him and his staff, and that he and Vice Mayor Paul Brom both signed it. The purpose was to dispute charges the new charter would eliminate civil service and return Oakland to the Reading said. He insisted that all city employes will continue to have full job protection and all existing rights under the new charter. He quoted a section of the new charter guaranteeing "a comprehensive personnel sys- tem based on merit" with con- tinued protection in the areas job security, and appeals. Burdick was joined at the league press conference by Samson B. Muliins, chairman of the Oakland Police Officers Association, and James Spcnce, a director of that group. ;