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Page 2- Wednesda March 19, 1980 Clovefdale l00veille Established 1879 USPS 119 0 / Geyserville PRESS Established 1934 Published every Wednesday &apos; 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 Water shamefully wasted 00;YI00,F , ....... :+ F? > )i/i i Millions of dollars in damage has come from this winter's rainstorms. There is no way to predict Mother Nature. Farmers certainly un- derstand that. Some humor even came through the deluge. An editorial cartoonist portrayed someone looking skyward through the driving rain and exclaiming: "Do you have an en- vironmental impact report?" But it is anything but humorous in its tragic toll in the loss of lives and property and agricultural production. Each day if becomes more clear that the damage is greater than first indicated. CRIMINAL WASTE Certainly there is little that can be done when nature goes on a rampage. No amount of human construction or planning can match the energy that comes from the sky, But it also is tragic, indeed criminal, that we waste much of the benefits which come from these storms. The amount of water flowing unimpeded into the Pacific Ocean is incredible. Of course, it is difficult - if not impossible - to determine just how much valuable water rolled into the Pacific in the past month. There was no practical way to measure the tremendous outflow from Southern California. That part of our state is just a desert - or so we say . and we have only minimal flood protection and water capturing facilities in the area. Hundreds of thousands of acre feet of water certainly went into the ocean. Even a reasonable estimate would be difficult to come by. MILLION FEET In the north part of the state estimates are considerably easier to make. Flow is measured in numerous locations for water management purposes. For the purposes of this editorial, a little research was done using some of the basic data from the government. For instance, on Feb. 21 the outflow of the Eel River was 133,000 cubic- feet-per-second. The experts figure a flow of one cubic.foot-per-second of water for a day's duration equals about two acre-feet. It doesn't take a water expert to convert the Eel figure that day alone to more than a quarter of a million acre- feet. Now we turn to the outflow at the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta during the storm period. A look at the government's figures indicates that at least another 300,000 cubic-feet-per-second of water was forcing itself through the channels and into San Francisco Bay and the Pacific beyond. That, of course, quickly translates to 600,000 acre-feet in one day. With those daily flows in excess of an estimated 850,000 acre feet, itseems ironic that we spend years debating the Peripheral Canal that would yield an annual total of a million acre-feet. Of course, it would not be reasonable to expect a water storage system that would capture all that water. But it certainly indicates the need for more water storage capacity in California. There are areas of water overdraft in the San Joaquin Valley. Southern California is perennially short of water and the demand will grow as the present supply dwindles. Yet we have New Melones Dam already built that the elitists and bureaucrats refuse to fill. We have state regulations that waste water even during low flow periods and yet California seems unable to get itself together to get moving on water development. FRAGILE SYSTEM The 1976-77 drought demonstrated the fragileness of our water system. It just makes sense that you take advantage of the above average water years to get you through the lean years. The facilities we have today, such as the Shasta, Orovile and Friant Dams prevented wide- spread flood damage and yet if the decision to build them had to be made today many, people would argue that they are unneededi "* It is no idle threatthat we will be in dire straits by the year 2000 if something isn't done and soon. Is unconscionable to allow this waste of such an abundant natural resource. The annual average runoff from the Eel River basin alone is more than 27-million acre-feet. That's about the total annual need of water for agriculture in the state. All this is happening while state officials, who should know better, are running around calling for groundwater control and wearing "Save Water" buttons. Yes, we should save water. We should save water by not wasting our gift from the sky. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.i:::i:i::::::`::;:::..:.::.::.::::.:..:::::::::i::::.:.:::::.::::.:..::.::;:::::::::.::.::;::...::;::;:::::;::;:::;::.:!::::::.:::::.::::::...:::::::::.::::.: Letters to the editor High tribute 'To whom it may concern: It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of commendation for the Cloverdale High School Band and its superb conductor and teacher, Steve Connolly. It has been my pleasure to hear and adjudicate the Cloverdale High School Band in a number of festivals.. They never fail to impress audiences and judges with their perfection of detail, impeccable intonation, and outstanding musicianship. It is no accident that this relatively small band from a small northern California community has become recognized throughout the entire state. The musical qualities and the personal qualities which these fine young students exemplify reflect the love, dedication, and ability for plain hard work which Mr. Connolly teaches to his students. To those of us who are fortunate enough to know him per- sonally, Steve is a great friend, a great teacher, and a great inspiration. Mr. Connolly and the Cloverdale High School Band have received numerous honors over the years. Perhaps the two most significant honors have oc- curred recently; last year when the California Music Educators voted Steve Connolly the "Outstanding Music Educator" in the State of California, and this year, the hand's invitation to participate in the Vienna International Cultural Ex- change. Mr. Connolly and the fine Cloverdale High School Band deserve the strong support of us in this nmst worthwhile endeavor. Very truly yours, Daniel S. lliestand Professor of MdSic order to prove this notification letter. I'll be able to send it to you as soon as I ,ceive the reply from you Mr. Latni L. Tarkio Terrific gesture The water Editor: In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I would like to take this opportunity in notifying you about a small blue book found ioside a small green bottle. The title of the book is, The Water. It tells about the gospel of John only. For your information; the book was found on February ZS, 1980 at 2:37 p.m. The di'opping date was also written in the book as of May 6, 1977. This was also found at one of the small islands at Kwajalein lagoon where the U.S. Army is now using as a testing place for missiles range and also place for shooting rockets. If you need the book in Editor: Recently I visited a couple of friends who reside in Windsor just to pass the time of day. They have a son and a daughter who are students at Heaidsburg High School, the son is a member of the Healdsburg High School Greyhound football team. Last year he was a JV, this year he informs me that he made the varsity, and Cloverdale had better play heads up football when they Iravel to Healdsburg, "We have a good team." During the conversation the subject of the Cloverdale High School Band came up, she wanted to know how the fund drive was coming along, when I told her that I thought the necessary money would be raised, she sat down and wrote the enclosed check. I thought I would send this II I II II Card of Thanks We wish to express our appreciation for the cards of condolence and the many kind- nesses extended to us at the time of our bereavement in the loss of our beloved daughter, Julie. Also, for the monetary donations and the instrument given in Julie's name to the Ukiahi Wildcat Band. Chuck, Lou and Ted Walker II II I II I IIH I teller along with the check, as 1 feel this was a teriffic gesture on their part. Joseph F. Anello The ('loverdale Fire Department is always ready to help. The firemen are presenting Steve Connollyacheck for $1000 for the Band "Miracle of Vienna" fund. Shown left to right front row are: Tom Peugh. Tom Wall. Jack iliatt. Bob Gaskie, Steve ('onnolly. Charlie Mills, llenry Enos, Hack row': Rick'Blackmon. Phil Cann. RO= Emmel. and Bob Ramage. Photo by Keene, Bosco would return state budget surplu ; to taxpayers annually The slate government's budget surplus would be returned to the taxpayers every year -- automatically -- unde," a major bill introduced recently by State Senator Barry Keene. "O.ce again, just like Ifiwe passage of Prop. 13, Ihe surplus could grow to a size beyond Ihat predicted by all those economists h,recasling recession. It appears Io be abou $2.6 billion." said Keene <D- Mendocim ). "'The excess nlOlley conies frolll ovcrqaxation, however unintended, and it ought to be returned to the taxpayers aulomatically, armually, wilhoul the need for any furlher action by the Legislature." Keene said. Under Keene's simple, two- page bill. income-taxpayers would be allowed to deducl a pe='ceutage of their income tax liability yearly. The percentage for this automalic lax credil would be the percentage of the budget which is surplus, above a prudent reserve of 3 percent. A reserve of 3 percent this year would equal aboul $600 million, Keene reported. So lhe surplus which would be deducted from income tax liabilily would be about $2 billion. "If lhis bill had been in effect this year, every in- come-laxpayer would be able Read 'Em And Reap! R olm, er ! Park North Bay Center I II Dr. William F. Hayer Optometrist Wishes To Announce The.. Opening Of His Office At 106 E. First St. Cloverdale, Ca. for appt, phone 894-3936 I IIIIIIII Hill I I Dr. Edward F. Johnson CHIROPRACTOR Personal Injury Insurance Cases Workmen's Camp Medicare Full Spine Technique Physio Therapy Applied Kinesiology Nutrition 109 S. Main St., Cloverdale For Appointment Call 894-3608 OFFICE HOURS: Monday thru Friday 96 Saturday 9 to noon h, CUl his or her taxes by ab.m 28 percent." Keene rep wl ed The senator noted that mos fiscal experts condemn darvis II. the income-tax-cut Prop 9 on Ihe June ballot. "Even Milton Friedman Americas conservative economists, supported both Prop+ 13 tJarvis-Gatm) in 1978 a+d Prop 4 Gann in 1979 "'if anybody incluchng emhers of the Legislature -- is h, telieve Ihe experts this ime whe they say Jarvis II  tmtwccssary and " (hmg(')'()us. v,*e must be ab- s()lu+ely sure thai lhe law will i)reve)) fu)ure buildups of umnwnded budgel surpluses a Ihe )axpayers' expense." Keene said "'Thats why l've named Ibis bill "The State Govern- menl Crcdibilily Acl of 1,31 .'" he added, Senate Bill 1920 is Keene's second major it=come-tax-cut bill this year. His SB 1399 would exempt most interest on savings accounts from sale income taxes, helping 1o prolecI low and moderate income savers from inflation v.,illl and helping 1o encourage Senate capital development. This bill passed the Senate Revenue ar)d Taxation the C(munittee 7)-0 last week, and 1920. ELECT An Sca CITY April 8, 1980 Retired Local 20 Year Resident of "Fairness, Tolerance & the People" Pai or by Angelo Scalese Metamuci BOTH FLAVORS (Reg. g Orange) 14 oz. 99 Reg. $5.1 8