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The peacock has landed
Mr. Feathers, a lovely but misguided peacock, has found a new home. An Oct. 10 story in this paper told the tale of the bird that wound up living in the front yard of Sue Takasugi, of Dublin.
She tried for months to find him a home, but readers came to her rescue. More than 20 callers, from Calistoga to Livermore, offered him new digs.
After taking a tour of the property ("I loved it," she said) and meeting the rancher, Takasugi picked a Livermore farm where Mr. Feathers can hang out with two dozen other peacocks. Takasugi was giving visitation rights.
"I was actually teary-eyed when he left," Takasugi said. Although her homeowners association doesn't allow large birds like Mr. Feathers, "I think somewhere in my future I'm going to have a peacock," she said.
-- Kelly Gust, Staff
Oct. 15, 1950 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "High Cow In Dairy Report Produced 108 Pounds"
One hundred and eight pounds of butterfat produced by a cow in the Friesman Brothers herd in Livermore tops the individual cow record for the month of September, according to the latest report by the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. The Hansen & Gieger Dairy, of Pleasanton, had the second-highest cow, with 106 pounds of fat.
Herman Burch, of Irvington, had the high herd for dairies milking less than 100 cows. His herd averaged 46.8 pounds of fat for the month. Bob Zwissig, also of Irvington, had the second-highest herd, with an average 41.9 pounds. Tom Greer, of Livermore, held the number-one spot for August but dropped to third place during September, with a 41.2-pound herd average.
M. Schelbert, of Irvington led the dairies milking between 100 and 200 cows, with a 40.4-pound average. J.S. Costa was close behind with 40.2, and the Meadowlark Dairy. the Valley Dairy and Friesman Brothers followed in that order.
The Hansen & Giger Dairy of Pleasanton, milking 650 cows, continued to lead the larger dairies during September, with a 39.6-pound average. Wipfli Brothers were close behind with 39.4; Orloff Farms, 38.6; Louis Marchy, 37.4 and Zwissig Brothers, 36.8.
Groceries: Safeway. Pork and beans, two for 29 cents; Heinz ketchup, 14-ounce glass bottles, two for 45 cents; sliced bacon, 49 cents a pound; and potatoes, 10 pounds for 35 cents.
At the Movies: Roxy Theatre, Pleasanton. Jackie Robinson stars as himself in "The Jackie Robinson Story." The co-feature stars Judy Canova and Joe E. Brown in "Joan of Ozark."
Real Estate: A dandy three-bedroom home in Harris Acres with a 4 percent G.I. loan. The price is $7,500. It will take about $2,000 to buy this equity.
Trivia Question: Who quit politics and said "You won't have _____ to kick around any more?" (Answer next week)
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