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Page 2 - Wednesday, April 23, 1980 I Clovefdale000000'00veille / Established 1879 usPs 11,  Published every Wednesday Geyserville PRESS Established 1934 USPS 218 200 112 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 Ill I I I I Editorial Most important problem today Seven college faculty luminaries were recently asked to identify the most important problem facing the nation and the world today. Their answers, and the implications of those answers, are worth scrutiny. A professor of psychiatry's response declared that the world's food shortage should be at the top of the international agenda. More than half the humans on earth, he said, are in the grip of hunger or malnutrition. A professor of science, focused on the extinction of various species on earth. He estimated that one thousand of the five million living species of animals, insects, plants, and mosses on earth will die out this year. The single greatest cause: the fast-spreading destruction of tropical forests and other key habitats. The dean of the faculty of divinity, is convinced that enormously uneven distribution of wealth is the number-one problem. What makes this situation all the more acute, he said, is the fact that the world's resources are limited. A professor of economics, is concerned with the king of economic planning that will predominate. A professor of philosophy identified intrusion and interference by governments as the central evil. He sees subiquitous and swarming bureaucrats and political leaders as the per- pertrators and perpetuators of a malevolent cycle. They pounce on any social difficulty as the pretext for government control and then exploit the problems created by such control as the justification for even further seizure of power. A professor of environmental engineering calls attention to mass poverty. The next decade, he said, will be crucial in determining whether or not the 21st century will be worth leaving to our children. And a professor of social sciences believes that- the essential problem today is no different from what it has been ever since the dropping of the world's first nuclear explosive on Hiroshima: the control of nuclear weapons. What is most significant about these assessments of the future is that the Professor of social sciences is the only expert who addressed himself to the whole problem instead of one of its parts. None of the specific challenges the other faculty members define can be solved or even seriously addressed if nuclear war should break out. One is worried about the dissappearance of millions of species of insects, plants, and mosses. The threatened ex- tinction of human species calls for at least as much attention. Three properly identified famine, maldistribution of wealth, and poverty as major problems. Yet world peace is a prerequisite for any improvement in the living conditions of the world's people. Last year was the first year in human history when spending for destructive purposes exceeded $1 billion a day. As long as the world's resources are being squandered in this manner, any talk of making the planet more congenial to the human species is academic. The danger of nuclear war is the number-one problem. The next is that many of the best minds in our country are not focused on the number one problem. Letters to the editor Concerned about 9 Flitor: If proposition 9 wins, it will be another economic windfall for the California upper crust like proposition 13 was. 13 limits how much landlords can be taxed, but does not limit how much rent tenents can be charged. Tenants were admonished to vote for it and promised that if it won the good landlords would not raise their rent. But since then California rents have kept going up and up and are probably the highest in the world. Sure, proposition 13 benefited also some poor home owners who deserved a tax relief. The astute proposition needed their votes in order to win and the **bait" worked. But home owners and their sym- pathizers had enough votes to pass a proposition to limit their own taxes without in- . cludlng corporations and rich landlords. Now, proposition 9 would cut the state income tax by 50 percent to all persons who pay this tax. But let's look at who would benefit most by this tax cut, who would benefit just a little and who not at all. In the first place, there are millions of California residents whose income is not high enough to be taxed by the State. In this category are over 90 percent of senior citizens and many working ppeople of low in- come. Then, let's consider that people whose income is less than $15,000. are the majority. (according to 1977 personal income statistics, there were in California 8,9,797 income earnera. Of these 3.414,560 earned over $15,000.) And what people of lower income brackets would save by this tax cut would be peanuts compared to (vhat the big shots would put in their pockets. Why should we be con- cerned about somebody else gelling a lax cut or a bigger one lhan we" Well, if 9 wins, lhe Slate will eilher have to cut services or tax people in some other way. And the new tax burden may fall heavier on those who can least afford it. Obviously the father of the two sister propositions wants to keep the State surplus money in the pockets of the rich. If he wanted to keep it in the pockets of all the people, he would have written a proposition to abolish the sales tax. For instance everybody used clothing and now we all pay four times as much sales tax for a $20 dollar wool shirt that used to cost $5. Moreover, after bear!ng of city and Federal Govern- ments that function chronically on red ink, it'S a relief to hear that the State of California balances its budget and saves a surplus for a rainy day. Floods, earthquakes and other disasters may occur that a State surplus can cushion. And if a State surplus is well managed it is not inflationary like money in pockets of people who spend it on luxuries. Too much is spent on imported luxuries. And this makes worse the balance of payments of United States commerce which is one important cause of inflation and dollar depreciation. Sincerely Jose H. Rlhe. Thanks a million Editor: On behalf of St. Peter's Altar Society, I wish to say thanks for the excellent publicity given us for the annual spring rummage sale held last week at St. Peter's Hall in Cloverdale. You have always been so kind and we sincerely appreciate it, We also wish to thank all those who helped with the sale in so many ways and those who came to purchase. You helped us to make this another successful un- dertaking and, of course, the proceeds will be a big help toward parish expenses. Fr. Henry, Pastor, is most ap- preciative. Thanks a million ! Dina Giovunnetti Publicity Two ways to go Editor: The Cloverdale Rotary Club, which is committed to helping make the "Miracle of Vienna" come true, would like to suggest a couple of ways we can make this a truly community project. Not only that, we can do it without cost and do ourselves a favor at the same time, while proving there is money in junque. There are two ways you can go depending on your own convenience. All that is necessary is that each household clean out its attic, garage, or whatever area is the last resting place of things we don't really need. The Rotary Club is spon- soring a flea market at the Citrus Fairgrounds on May 24th. The first of your two alternatives is to reserve a space" and sell the junque which magically becomes colleetibles or antiques. The Rotary Club gives the space rental charge to the Band fund, and you pile up a profit from your sales. The other way to go is to give the stuff to the Band which will have space at the flea market, and let the fellows and gals in the Band sell it. This is one of those deals where everybody comes out ahead. You shed the debris of the ages and the Band gets a boost along the road to Vienna. Kinda hard to beat that kind of thing as a source of satisfaction for everybody. Now you know you don't even like to look at that old moose head anymore. Call 894-3495 for any questions you may have. Conflict of interest Dear Editor: I am surprised that with so much recent emphasis on conflict of interest, Pat Rose, wife of a major contractor in Cloverdale, is being ap- pointed to the planning commission. To me, this is a perfect example of conflict of interest, l do not feel this appointment is in the best interests of the community. Sincerenl ,Gary Barrington Introducing LISA REES Lisa has joined Patte Ciraulo at Styles Unlimited Saul Rosenthal, Operations Manager of the CIoverdale Post office, welcomes Raymond Garloff to his new position asCIoverdale's Postmaster. Garloff was sworn in ann April 17 and took over officially on April 19. to the Santa Rosa Post Office. Photo by janiC Cloverdale has new postma "I'm very anxious to move up to Cloverdale", said Raymond Garloff, Cloverdale's new Post- master, who was sworn in April 17 and took over his new position officially on Saturday, April 19. "I'm an outdoors person and love to hunt and fish, so I'm moving to the right area," Garloff siad. Garloff comes to Cloverdale from the Santa Rosa Post Office where he was Quality Control Officer for the past two years. He went on to Cal. State, office for Before that time he was a Humboldt and graduated in Region extd Postal Clerkin Sonoma and "72. After graduating he Alaska to while attending Santa Rosa went back to work at the Montana tt High School and S.R. Post Office in Santa Rosa. Galtoffwas Junior College he worked When the Postmaster wide field. for several years as a part- position became available time Postal Clerk. in Cloverdale Garloff He and his applied for it. His ap- have two He was born in San plication was accepted. Doug, ages Francisco but raised in After applicants were Garloff was Santa Rosa. He graduated narrowed down to five basketball from Santa Rosa High people including Garloff Santa Rosa School and attended Santa they were interviewed by team. His Rosa Junior College from the Postal Selection Board active in where he graduated in '68. in San Bruno, the head in basketball City Clerk's Corner By BARBARA PEUGH City Clerk If you have not received your Census Forms and wish to be counted you can reach th Census .District s follows: Request in writing to: District Office of U.S. Census John F. Kennedy Library, 3rd Floor 505 S. Clara Street Vallejo, California 95490 Or Call: 7ff7-554-I146, Upon request they will send you a form. Census Enumerators will canvas Cloverdale trying to count anyone that has not returned a form to the Department. I have had quite a few calls of complaint, stating they have. not received Census forms. Here is the results of the survey of property owners abbutting public alleys: Final results were to all be in by April 4, 1980 to be tabulated for Councils con- diseration. No. 1 alternate: Owners pay for materials-City pay for labor, 11. No. 2 alternate: Small pictureof wb Assessment group formed owners woU I where owners pay costs of particular all repairs over several years, 0. Works Coral No. 3 alternate: Deed with ownerS alleys to owners with separately overlieing easement where aggreement necessary, 10. what to No. 4 alternate: Ira- individual|/" provement District based on property ow benefit or necessity, 5. getting in I No. 5 alternate: No interest swers so qui in improvements toalleys, 16. tabulating j( No. 6 alternate: Other to have to suggestions other than above, together. I 0. informed as After receiving the an- about the swers; statistics were broken Sunshine!! down alley by alley, to gain a Keene proposed job require for employable welfare appli Welfare applicants would receive - and be required to accept - intensive job-finding assistance under a bill co- sponsored by State Senator Barry Keene (D-Mendocino), to be considered this month by the Senate Finance Committee. welfare refuse program eligibility for welfare payments. Keene noted that welfare advocales insist that the persons they represent want jobs, not welfare. "Welfare for the needy who cannot otherwise take care of themselves is cam- ployable persons should become productive members of the society. It's as simple as that," Keene said. The plan requires annual reporting of savings with recommendations for rein- vesling those savings to further strengthen the would be ne ededll because of existing One Those who can't be placed plelely justified. But era- program. No new funds in jobs immediately would receive job preparation so NUI that they become employable as quickly as possible," said For Keene. Keene said the Em- Yo4[r pioyment Preparation Program proposed in Senate Tra | Bill 1476, marshals a variety of existing state, county and Na([ federal resources under the management of the Em- ployment Development Department. Employable Call applicants who referral to the LOL E could lose their and specializes in Haircutting & Perming for Both Men and Women. 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