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Jan. 13, 1960 Top story of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "Fair Grounds Pro Football? Oh, Come Now"
If the new American Football League is to locate its "Oakland" team at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton, then they had best provide all the fans with field glasses. That's the reaction here to the latest suggestion on "where to put (temporarily) Oakland's new pro football team."
Pleasanton's spacious acres got early recognition. And it was Pleasanton's old friend, Supervisor Francis Dunn, who found new virtue in the valley's soil.
"The grandstand at Pleasanton seats 7,000, and temporary bleachers could seat another 10,000 or more," Supervisor Dunn opined while the metropolitan sports writers scribbled.
True, say those who know the fairgrounds, there is sufficient room inside the oval inside the trotting track, which is inside the mile track, to put a football field or even a golf course. But fans seated in choice seats on "the 50 furlong line" would be as far from the playing field as the lost soul with a QQ tunnel seat in the 60th row at Stanford Stadium.
In other words, it just wouldn't work.
Headline: "Woman Council Candidate? Men in a Mess, Says Critic"
A woman candidate for the Livermore City Council? At least one active member of the community's distaff side seems to think so, and she backs up her logic with powerful arguments.
"We have had too many problems ... too many impasses brought about between different branches of our city government," says Mrs. August (Dollie) Rothamel.
And the answer, says this well-known worker on a half-dozen community fronts, is to elect two aggressive new members to the council in April -- at least one of them a woman!
"Why not a woman councilman?" Dollie Rothamel asks with her usual candor. "There have been fights over the garbage service ... city ordinances were made then promptly broken ... the council and planning commission were forever over-riding one another ... then there's the parking issues," adds Mrs. Rothamel.
She says: "Attend the council meetings yourself, let the elective officials know your feelings." But above all, find some good candidates, preferably women.
Real Estate: Dublin Realty Co. Pleasanton home, completely furnished, six months old. Three bedrooms, two baths, electric kitchen, on two lots: $33,000.
At the Movies: Vine Theater, Livermore. "Hound Dog Man" with Fabian and Carol Lynley.
Groceries: Hagstrom's. Armour Star bacon, two-pound pack, 85 cents; and large grade-AA Nulaid Eggs, 43 cents a dozen.
Trivia Question: 1971. What was the first-ever TV show to feature the sound of a flushing toilet?
Answer to last week's question: On Jan. 26, 1960, the Oakland Raiders entered the American Football League.
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