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Page 2 - Wednesday, February 13, ]980 Clovefdale ff00qveille Established 1879 USPS 119 020 / Published .every Wednesday Geyserville PRESS Established 1934 112 West First Street Cloverdale, California 95425 (707) 894-3339 Gary L. Fawson ....... Publisher Tim Tanner .......... General Manager Janice Corey .......... Editor Yearly Subscription Rates Sonoma Lake and Mendicino Counties 9.00 Elsewhere in the United States 9.50 Editorial Citrus indentity Each year February brings Valentine's Day, Washington's Birthday, and then the largest civic event in Cloverdale, the Citrus Fair. To the residents of Cloverdale, it is a natural and normal thing to accept the citrus area we live in, but the millions who live in the other 49 states and in other areas of this state, it is not. It is hard for outsiders to comprehend that citrus fruits grow in places other than southern California. Northern California agriculture is classified as the grape country where most of the California wine is produced. The Citrus Fair is Cloverdale's No. 1 attraction and advertiser. The men and women who spend their time and energy to insure that our annual fairs go on, deserve our deepest appreciation. These individuals, who serve without remuneration of any material source dedicate many long hours. Some have been doing it for many years. Then there are the countless individuals from clubs and organizations who put in many hours working on planning, building and exhibiting during the fair. Work on these exhibits started quite a while back and without the exhibits, there would be no real fair. - The list of people who dedicate a part of their life each year is almost without end. They range from the adults working in all phases of the fair to the teenagers. Eacfi of these individuals con- tributes to the success of the fair and the promotion and economy of our area. The multitude of tourists who flow through the Cloverdale area the year 'round are surprised to realize that citrus fruits grow in this part of California. It is an identity to associate with and present our city as a town that is different and to be remembered It is for this reason and the economic boost it gives our merchants, that the Citrus Fair should continue for the next 78 years and much longer. It came to our attention that citrus trees in tubs used to enhance the main thoroughfare of CIoverdale. And because they didn't fare too well our city fathers requested their removal. The idea to have the trees was an excellent one and it would be nice to see this idea carried out again to individualize our city and to enhance it. Most of the orange frees in private yards seem to flourish very well. With proper care the trees on the street could, too. They certainly would give our city a distinctive and unique personality of its own. Letters to the editor This is a black and white copy of a beautiful full color photograph by Photography by Mac. A 24 inch by 24 inch color print mounted in an attractive rustic frame will be given to some lucky winner holding the winning ticket at 4:30 p.m. at the Commercial Building at the Citrus Fair on Sunday, Big 00.')range Contest Totally commend action Editor: To: Board Cloverdale School We, as parents of three CloverdaIe students, feel strongly about the student- situation that evolved on the bus with Mr. McMillan (Varsity Basketball Coach) and the Varsity Basketball team. We would like to share that opinion with you as we feel we represent a sub- stantial percentage of parents and students in our community It is understood and agreed upon by the students, before they are accepted to par- ticipate on the different athletic teams, that they will abide by the firm guidelines for their training period which are effective 24 hours a day. They are: I0 p.m. curfew, no more than 2 F's or 2 unsatisfactories on their report cards, no tobacco, (including "chewing"), no alcohol, and no dope. Last Friday night, one of those rules was intentionally broken by a group of Varsity Basketball players on the bus coming back from their game in Pt. Arena. Someone, or ones, lit and smoked a joint. These students, without regard for themselves, their fellow teammates, or their responsibility as represen- tatives of their school district, knowingly jeaopardized all three of the above. The Cloverdale School Board took action on this matter in a special board meeting Monday evening...the students had had the weekend to "clear" the matter with their coach and chose not to do so.and the school board's decisions were as follows: I. Suspension from school for 5 days. 2. Suspension from the basketball team for the remainder of the season. 3. Suspension from par- ticipating in any further spring athletics. We totally commend and uphold Mr McMillan and the Cloverdale School Board for the action they carried through in firm disciplinary action for the breaking of school rules, but, they have set standards and examples for those younger children who will soon come up in the ranks to fill the shoes of the "now-generation". We are proud to be a part of this school district and to have three children who will directly benefit from the actions taken by our school board. These are the for- mative years for these children; can we afford to give them less than our very best efforts on their behalf? The R.O'Farrell's Cloverdale Small town charm Editor: After reading the letter from J.T. Landry in the January 30 edition of the Reveille, I am compelled to offer my opinion. I, too, am relatively new to Cloverdale My husband and I moved here a little over one year ago from Arizona, and I must say that we have found Cloverdale an extremely pleasant place We have never felt that we were being "treated like outsiders" or that we "are tolerated". The friendliness of everyone we have met in Cloverdale is unsurpassed and has never ceased to amaze us. As far as the hardships of going to Santa Rosa or Ukiah because of the lack of a large grocery chain, the'e is one in Healdsburg just a few minutes driving lime away. Personally, however, I do not feel any lack in the shopping facilities here in town It is my opinion that J.T. Landry is a "city" person who will never enjoy the advantages of living in a Card of thanks We wish to express our appreciation for the thoughtful words and cards during our time of bereavement. Also special thanks to the First Baptist Church of Cloverdale. The Family of Melvin Bluhm . town such as Cloverdale and We also, in the east have who would like to see it beautiful "Industrial Parks", turned into another Santa magnificient developments Rosa, or possibly San and everything else is Francisco; when this begins m a g n i f i c i e n t I y b i g, to happen, I will waste no bigger and biggest. Oh  time in moving to another our towns grewand grew and area. I do feel that there is a need for more reasonable housing as the current cost of housing in the area is prohibitive for most people, but I also feel that there surely must be a way to relieve this situation without losing the wonderful 'small town' charm that Cloverdale presently offers. P.L. Anders Can still breathe fresh air Editor: This is in answer to J.T. Landry's opinion of that new planned housing development south of Cloverdale. You obviously mean well and some points are well taken , but you are also definitely wrong in others. \\;I will not get into legal technicalities but come right to the point on some wrong statements. I too am a newcomer to Cloverdale and cannot go along with you, Mr. Landry, about being treated as an outsider. The people of Cioverdale have been just fine wfth us. We have been accepted quite nicely, thank you. Another statement that I find rather rough on our Cloverdale markets, is, that their produce is "Garbage". Where Icome from (the east) we have nothing but your grand big "super Stores" and their produce just cannot even compare with the fine quality produce and good selection that we in little Cloverdale have. grew. We were promised pie from the sky, lower taxes and got our cherished non-home grown industries galore etc. Now, what else did we get? Do I have to go into all the gory details of smog, polution, crime, crime and more crime, congestion, traffic snarls, etc.? We got a big surprise too that was quite unexpected. -The more industry we got the higher our taxes went. I know we were told dif- ferently. We innocently believed what our officials and other "EXPERTS" told us. But alas, life can be so cruelly different. There is one more point that I want to make to you, Mr Landry, and that is in the face of rapidly increasing energy costs will those non- home grown industries want to come here? Energy costs that will never again be chc.,p no matter what we will be using in the future for transportational fuel? I for one, have seen through the years, dozens and dozens of little pretty towns grow into industrial dominated towns. I liave had enough of that, that is why I had to get away from the east and come to Cloverdale where I can still breathe fresh air. I un- derstand that in southern California things are getting to be just as bad as in the east. Would you like to live there? With all its stress, smog, congestion etc? Oh yes, their living standard may be higher than ours but is that worth it? Edward Zleler The Healdsburg Chamber circurnference and "around of Commerce has accepted the naval" to determine the Challenge from which city has grown the CIoverdale's Chamber in the largest orange this year. Biggest Orange Contest to be Please bring your entry to held at the Judge's Stand the Tourist Center from now during the parade. until Friday afternoon, or call Regular judges will 894-2862 for further in- measure each entry both in formation. Sales brisk for Police-Raiders clash Oakland Raider team. The Raiders will come well represented with the following players: John Vella, Cliff Branch, Dave Browning, Art Shell, Charles Phillips. Neal Colzie, Mark Man Eegan, Dave Dalby, Morris Bradshaw, John Maluszak, Dave Casper and Rod Martin. Remember, the proceeds from lhe game go {o benefit the Cloverdale High School Band Fund and the Clover- dale Police Officers Association. Tickets are available from any Clover- dale Police Officer. They may also be purchased at the police department. CIoverdale Police Officers Association President Lenard Wang announced that after only two days of sales over 150 tickets have been sold for the Cloverdale Police- Oakland Raiders Basketball Game. The event, scheduled for the Cloverdale High School Gym on February 23. 1980 at 7:30 p.m., looks like it should be a sellout. Wang noted that tickets will be available at the door only if the event has not sold out in advance. "'However. if the present sales pace continues, it is unlikely that any tickets will be sold at the door." Many people have ex- pressed interest in the names of the members of the Carnival ti,:i ets are stil,! on sa =. Ihe fairgrounds, are selling the discount ticket books. The books may also be pprchased at the fairground's office, but any ticket books the eighth graders sell will give them a percentage of the proceeds for a class trip. Carnival discount ticket books are still on sale for the Butler Amusements rides at the 1980 Cloverdale Citrus Fair. The ticket books sell for $5 for 17 tickets and are on sale only through February 14, says Fair Manager Tom Montoya. The advance sales only price offers a discount of nearly 50 percent off the regular price paid at the fair for the Butler Amusements rides on the midway. Car- nival tickets may still be purchased during the fair, but only at the regular daily price. Eighth grade class members of Washington School, located just behind UNIQUE OUTRAGEOUS GIFTS CARDS y00oxo Xo 00oxo Ao/00o00o)00oXo00c o F I N E RI E S " F A N T A S I E S " F U N 122 Fourth St., Railroad Square, Santa Rosa 526-2777 Feb. 17. Tickets for a chance to win the picture I the Photography by Mac booth at the Fair on between 1:.1o and 4:30. All the proceeds will CIoverdale High School Band trip to Vienna Give Your A Lasting Gift... and enclose a vintage from the 20's and 30's Come In and Browse Lawson'i Treasure 118 E. First St. Month of Feb. Open 6 Days 10-S /' Dr. William F. Ha, Optometrist Wishes To Announce The Opening Of His Office At lOb E. First St. Cloverdale, for oppt. phone Dr. Edward F. Joh CHIROPRA Personal Injury Insurance Cases eWorkmen's Comp ? Medicare Full Spine Physio .Applied Nutrition 109 S. Main St., For Appointment Call 894-3608 OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Saturday 9 to noon , 00Ballet 7 Rand. .Ballet Ballet Exercises Modern Dance & for Children and Adults Classes Available Mondays & Wednesdays Grange Hall, Cloverdale For Information Please Call - 894-3267