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Page 4 - Wednesday, June 11, 1980 Chamber Chatter By VIVIAN WEER WEATHER TODAY: "Tare & Well Done"..Gosh, I've never stood next to a miracle before (except for the birth of my children, of course) and it feels sort of spiritual, doesn't it? I never doubted that Cloverdale could do it, but it was not unusual to talk to folks from all over who would invariably say, "By the way...how's the band doing?" We even had the question in Canada and from all over the state I think we should wrap Vivian Menicucci in a little cuff link.box and send her to Washington, D.C. What the world needs now is Love, Love, Love. Incidently, the American Chamber of Commerce of Austria is in Vienna. I certainly hope they realize what they are getting. RETAIL SALES; The Fourth quarter of county taxable transactions in thousands of dollars has been published and compared with the 1978 Fourth Quarter and the results are pretty amazing ! Percent City retail sales Fourth Quarter Change Cloverdale 2,796 3,708 32.6 Cotati 3,904 4,504 15.4 Healdsburg I0 449 11,607 II.I Petaluma 34,669 37,097 7.0 Rohnert Park 11,021 11,543 4.7 Santa Rosa 111.095 124,984 12.5 Sebastopol I0 133 i0,182 0.5 Sonoma ,8,689 9,925 14.2 We must be doing something right up here at the North Pole. There is no doubt that the Merchant's Association and their well designed promotions and sales had something to do with it, but this is the first time I can recall in the past twelve years that Cloverdale has jumped that much in the percent change column. I suppose the price of gas has encouraged more folks to shop at home...and, while in the past the new car dealers have contributed greatly to all of the other communities, this quarter's figures reflect that the dealers sales are down (minus 2.6) over all. The mobile homes, trailers and RVs tc0k the biggest dip with minus 20.4 from the 78 figures. Clover- dale has neither of these sources of sales tax. It is interesting to note that consumers also seem to be shifting spending and are cutting back on home buying, furniture and appliances, eating away from home and building materials and hardware. We are very proud of Cloverdale. It shows what a com- munity can do if everyone pulls together, and a bouquet to the Cloverdale Merchant's Association ! HOME TOWN BOYS: A note from Famous Frank Fontana (Gosh I wish I were 15 years younger...little inside joke there, folks) tells me that he is leaving for New York in the Fall and probably his last west coast appearance for quite a while will be the highly acclaimed musical revue, SHOWSTOPPERS playing at the Legion of Honor on Sunday Jure 15th. Oh, he is SO goodlooking. I think he should play the part of Frank Sinatra in Msyounger days. They are looking for a look-a-like you know, Frank, for 01d Blue Eyes' life story. Anyhow, please keep in touch with Cloverdale. Meantime, back at the ranch...l see where Pat Paulsen is scheduled at the Geyser Peak Arts Festival this summer and will be "taking a look at the 80s" on July 19th 'Tis a benefit for the Kidney Foundation. OTHER NOTABLES: It has come to our attention that Charels and Avis Carlon have lived here since the fall of '77 and are not yet in our phoue book. Their number is 894-5804 and we're sorry about the ommission. Dan Halikas is doing something REALLY different to his property in front of the Owl Care. He is our second nomination for clean-up-fix-up bouquets and being he's our landlord down here at the Tourist Center, we must mention that he is also having our office painted. Isn't that "Dandy?" We encourage everyone to call attention this month to any improvement you see going on around town, whether it be a residence or shop. We will he happy to mention it here. JAN SINCLAIR, newly elected Director on the Chamber Board (and also happens to manage Cloverdale's PG&E of- rice) attended her first Chamber meeting the other night and announced that she was unable to attend the Installation on June 28th. Why? Because she is getting married at 2 that Continued on page 12 t Mrs. Louise Ayre$ honored on her 90th birthday A surprise celebration was held at the Riverview Clubhouse in Healdsburg on Saturday. May 31, for Mrs. Louise Ayers, honoring her on her 90th birthday. Hostesses for the event were Mrs. Ayers' daughters, Mrs. Cy (Barbara) Chandler, Palomino Lakes, Cloverdale; Mrs. Joe (Janet) Sawyer and Mrs. T. H (Sue) Gustafson of Healdsburg. Using a yellow spring theme throughout, the champagne and buffet tables were laid with yellow and white cloths, centered with floral arrangements of daisies, miniature yellow mums and baby's breath, flanked with yellow taprs and enhanced with streamers of yellow ribbon. The in- dividual erving tables, covered with yellow tablecloths, were decorated with yellow spring flowers entwined in greenery. The elaborately decorated bir- thday cake bore out the chosen green and yellow color theme. The dinner was attended by daughters above, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren, with special guests being Mrs. Ayers' sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tholin of Laguna Beach. Other out )f-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. AI Bauman and sons, Ojai: Mr. Robert Vaughan, Murietta Hot Springs: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Murphy and Sons. Sacramento; Mr. Steve Sawyer. Miss Susan Alessio. Sacramento: Mr. David Sawyer. Windsor: Mrs. Thad Seligman and sm. Miss Debra King, Mr. Bob -Bradley, Mr, Ran Cook and Mr. Mark King, all of Santa Barbara; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wilhers, Loomis; Mr. and Mrs. Skip Seay and family. Folson and Mrs. Ben F. Williams. Victoria. Texas. A buffet dinner was held the following day at the Chandler home in Cloverdale ill honor of the guests who altended he birthday celebratiou hw Mrs. Ayers. Spring bouquets decorated the family aud living areas o. the home. a,d the linen laid buffet table was centered tith n large floral arrangement. Approximately :5 guesls were in attendance, including grandchildren and great- grmdchildren who. prior to he dihner, had enjoyed a c;m,,e rip down the Russian I,o, "r Homeowner's Advisor By ALLAN DAMEROW of deposil. However, if the siguificanl worth. Broker buyer defaults on his purchase agreemenl, the However if a buyer who QUESTION: Our neigh- seller may have Io go to is known to bean individual bar just sold a house and court to collect on the note. of substance has accepted a promissory note Promissory holes are forgotten Io bring along a from the buyer instead of more commonly used in checkbook, bul is anxious cash for the deposit. Is this cam inertial and in- Io make an offer on a home, a good idea? vestment transactions it is reasonable to accept a ANSWER: Apromissory where the note signer is an note to facilitate the note is an acceptable form individual or company of transaction. American Legion Auxiliary By DENA GAMBETTA cordially invited Refresh- installation with the men. Ruppert is the Drill Teams On Tuesday of this week Viola Mack, Education Chairman, of William Russell Ledford Unit 293, American Legion Auxiliary, appeared at the Awards Assembly to present a $200 scholarship to Irma Vega. On Monday of this week president Theresa Tollini, with other members of the auxiliary appeared before the Cloverdale High School Band, and presented to each band member, and to each chaperone, an em- broidered flag to be worn three inches from the seam of the left shoulder on their jackets, plus little metal American flags that can be attached to any other uniform that the band might be Wearing during their stay in Vienna, plus one hundred three by five gummed flag stickers for the whole bands luggage. They are proud to be Americans, and we of the auxiliary were happy to ments will follow the in- stallation ceremonies. On Wednesday June 4th, the Cloverdale Drill and Ritual team did the honors if installing the first unit of- ficers in the county, by traveling to Santa Rosa, to install the new officers of the Theodore Roosevelt Unit 21 officers. This is one of the larger units, in the district. The team consisted of Dena Gambetta, Elite Flynn, Zelma Bell (a new member of the team) Elsie Karr, Lorrain Walius, Claudia P,-k,Lee Silvers, Maxine Bluhm, (a new mamher of the team) and Irene Ferrari. There were some 300 persons on hand to witness Xhis duo At the auxiliary's last meeting it was decided to revise and bring up to date the unit's by-laws. Leahona Harper reported working on the Special Olympics ,recently held in Santa Rosa. The following officers will be installed on Wednesday June tlth, President, Lee Silvers, First Vice-President, Viola Mack; Second Vice- President, Kathy Greppi, Junior Past President,. Theresa Tollini; Secretary, Barbara Peugh, Treasurer, Elsie Karr; Historian, Vivian Wooldridge; Chaplain, Elite Fiynn; Sergeant at Arms, Claudia Reck; with Marshall, as Irene Ferrari. Henrietta official musician and will be playing for the installation as well as for all outside in- stallations. Elsie Karr, Membership Chairman says that there are 63 paid up members. It you haven't paid your dues as of yet, please send them in as soon as possible, so we can be first in the county and district. Marie Hill will be guesting* the next auxiliary news ar- ticle, as yours truly, will be in Hawaii the next two weeks attending the graduation exercises of our grand-son from Manaiou High School in Honolulu, Michael Gambetta. Thanks Marie! ii!i SCHOOL REUNION PICNIC iiii ex00od an ex00. iii !i!i procure all the flags for them CLASSES: 1900 thru 1955 (graduates or not) to display while traveling !:i: :-:. :::! iiii N- iiii N' iiil WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 15 !il Make Reservations by June 1st iiii WHERE: CLOVERDALE CITY PARK abroad. Our sincere ilii" congratulations and best :i:i wishes, with God's blessings upon you all while traveling in the European continent. The auxiliary is very proud of all of you. The Junior Drill and Ritual Team, composed of Elsie Domenichelli, Annie Flynn, :i:i Tammy Kaserman, Karen if! Lyle, Kim Hiatt, Helen Rege, :::: Cindy O'Brien, Michelle Hiatt ii!ii and Sandy Botkin, are very busy preparing for a fantastic :::::::: installation to take place on ::i Wednesday, June llth, at 7 :.:. p.m., at the Veterans !iil Memorial Building. All are This includes all those attending any of the surrounding schools of the same period. Lunch Served at 2 O'Clock Even if you cannot make it for lunch, or did not make a reservation, join us later at the park. You are most welcome One Local Number For All Your Travel Needs Call Louise Andersen 890000-4190 COMPLETE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS - NO CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICE -ravel Service 8920 COMMERCE BLVD ROHNERT PARK Citrus Squares By WES CROSS The Cloverdale Citrus Squares Monday night workshop was held at Jef- ferson School June 2 with Dave Wischemann from Scbastopol doing the calling. The regular club caller, Vanya Leighton, is on vacation. Square dance callers are dedicated to square dancing as a positive recreational pursuit, and spend considerable of their time and money in learning to be effective. The caller that you get to know in your initial class is not just another folk dance instructor. His specialty takes years to develop and a great deal of preparation is ,required for conducting each session, be it class or a club dance. Consider what the caller must do just to direct a tip from the stage: He operates the record player. He operates the mike and the mike volume control. He holds the mike in the proper i)sition, He calls each movement in sequence. He creates the dance patterns hal comprise the lip. He cues he call paris when ccessary. He enunciates his w.rds clearly into the mike. tic stags and rhymes the words. He judges lhe capabilities of the dancers. He checks the dancer cxeculions of his calls. He cheeks dancer breakdowns and errors. He tries to be entertaining and lift the dancers' spirits. He times the tip duration. He selects the moment for new calls and walks the dancers through. To do all this smoothly, and without appearing agonized, takes considerable talent backe(! up by much practice, memorizing, and planning; the things that dancers do not .Lae. The callers, as with any group, are arranged on a scale from beginners to the most experienced; from the least talented to the most talented; from the least in- fluential to the most in- fluential; from the least known to the most known; from the least ambitious to the most ambitious. Also, there are various types of callers; the Meal hobbyist caller, the club caller, the new area caller who is coming up, the full time professional caller, the caller who is known nationally and travels over the country, and caller who teaches other callers, the recording artist caller. Most callers are some combination of these categories. From any of these callers, acceptance depends on their ability to make dancers ha- ppy. The dancers get to know the particular styles of their favorite callers and will ask for return engagements of those dances. sensitive do their the caller's classes dancers cooperate his applaud him your caller can : club leaders help him (the own ). and to him for enjoyment. You will callers by learn to dates (or be in town local club. keep a m for particular wish to The They are talented developed When it run tr so much to help. appreciated. Lunch Or Choose From Our Complete We're Open Every Day from 6 a.#/ Closed Tuesday the Redwood S04 N. Cloverdale Blvd. OPEN FOR Tues. - Fri., 11:30- 1:30 p.n. RESTA Community Wed. - Green Enchiladas Thurs. - Canadian Bacon Quiche In addition #o our r,lw, s,vat $4S Fri. - Shrimp Sat. - Sweet & Specials Sun. - Steak a la AT M 141STOIJC 1 BLOCK EAST OF TI4E ClTRIS