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EE&apos;A & :::::,' ...... Clovef dale ' vet'lle he County, California Volume 102 No. 26 894-3339 Wednesday, June 25, 1980 16 Pages 20 cents in I Is increase plus a included in a 1980- that Cloverdale to the School discussed by board session held regular meeting. to release a offer at asking for two to the request is to work the hours each day. and sixth grade more per day of the district 1980-1981 contract for a six percent a fourteen percent by the Employees their current dental, to ed to issue this contract as on page 15 levels nd five to and establish a middle school at the approved by Board. in the grade in the traditional elementary school, school. COmmittee was ap- to meet with Bowles Jr. to plans for the ted, up to $170,000 three portable wide portable contain a multi- lunch room and the committee are teachers Alan Born, Principal members Rickards. on page 15 Chamber "Turtle Handler," Robin Smoot checks travel itinerary with a Russian River turtle entente to the races. This one hopes to make the City Park by i p.m. July 4 in time for the Chamber of Commerce's world famous Umpteenth Annual Turtle Races. Photo by Janice. Grand old fashioned 4th celebration at City Park The 4th of July in Cloverdale is traditionally the big bash of the sum- mer and this year will he no exception. There is a full schedule of events planned in town, starting in mid- afternoon and going through the evening, with the highlights being the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce annual picnic and the Cloverdele Lion Club fireworks display - and of course, the live turtle races, also sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. A! 12 noon the United States Coast Guard Band will kick off the afternoon There will he a number of booths and fun and games throughout the af- ternoon including an American Legion Beer Booth and a Wine Cooler Booth put on by the Century Lions Club. At 2 p.m. the world famous Ump- teenth Annual Turtle Races will start.. Entries are open to all ages, and sponsors are eagerly sought for each turtle handler. The entry fee is $5. <payable by check, money order or just cold cash). Deadline is June 30 for all entries. First prize is a $50 savings Bond; second prize, $25 Savings Bond; most original, best decorated turtle. To qualify for this prize, only water based, soluble poster paints may be used. Any metallic or other harmful substances automatically disqualifies the turtle. At 3 p.m. festive Square Dancing will entertain. At 4 p.m. the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce begins to serve its traditional Chicken Barbecue (*/.z chicken with all the trimmings). The donation is $4 per person on a first- come, first served basis until the food runs oul.After dark the Cloverdale Lions Club Professional Fireworks with some showstopping patritAic and third prize, $10 cash. display will take place at Allen Field. music. A special award will he given for the There wilii be no admission charged. what appears here as lust a trickle of water will burst from knocking one person to the ground. Volunteer Bob Gsskle, Rea Barney and Bob Beck hang onto the water to the target. While practicing for muster competition nozzle experience for flreflghting. Muster team members Street, but on 8atnrdaynd Sunday, June 2s and 29. Parking let sale behind the Fire Department from 1O a.m. to 4 by K. Moore. Muster Team to start fund raisers Bucket brigades and motorized pumpers are just two of the events held at firemens' musters and with enough funds  raised, the Cloverdale Fire Department Muster Team will be able Io join in the hose cart competition at future musters. The local Muster Team is starting their money-raising with a parking lot sale Saturdey and Sunday, June 28 and 29. The sale will be held on the parking 1Ol behind the Fire Department and will feature an array of treasures of "yard sale" vintage from I0 a.m.ato 4 p.m. each day. On the Fourth of July the Muster Team will he running a watermelon sales booth at the Independence Day celebration at City Park along with the popular "Dunk Tank." The tank will give people the chance to skillfully Coutinued'on page IS Band to give "thank you" concert Friday Steve Connolly nd his Cloverdale High School Band will give a final "thank you" concert for the people of Cloverdale on Friday at noon in front of the High School in appreciation of the communitys hard work and cooperation in raising the necessary money (o send him and the band to the International Music Festival in Vienna. Connolly, the band, and chaperones will leave Sunday morning from Cloverdele to go to the San Francisco Airporl where they will board their plane for Vierma. Everyone's love, good wishes and thoughts will be with Steve Connolly and his Bard as they go to represent the United Slates with their fine music. Fire extinguishers may be lethal Citizens are being warned by the Sonoma County Coroner's office to check their pre-1975 fire extinguishers and if the label says they contain carbon tetrachloride to take them to a fire department or the sheriff's department for emptying or disposal. Though still in the midst of a seven- mbnth investigation, investigators of ,the Sonoma County Coronor's office have determined that a fire ex- tinguisher containing carbon tetrachloride as the fire-dousing agent was responsible for the death of a 15- year old Petaluma boy last December. According to the Coronor's office report the Petaluma boy's death shows that he was cleaning an old brass fire extinguisher in a trailer, and the carbon tetrachloride leaking out became ex- posed to the carbon of the heating element of an electric heater, forming phosgene gas. The. boy went to sleep and died six hours later of pulmonary edema; the phosgene became cloroform in his system and his lungs filled with liquid. Though he could not totally verify it, Deputy Coroner Tom Siebe'said, "We believe this to be the cause of death. Officially, the cause is listed as "Positional Asphyxiation". "That old fire extinguisher gathering cobwebs in the barn or hanging ready for an emergency in the house, or in a place of business may in itself be lethal. "Siebe explained. The universal proliferation of the extinguishers and their lethal properties were first linked in 1961, but their manufacture beeane illegal and discontinued from use since 1964. Their manufacture was not legally banned in California until 1975. Coutinued on page f, Deputy Coroner, Tom Slebe, is showing a fire extinguisher that eonta carbon tetrachloride, which is now legally banned. It was an extinguisher  as this believed to be the cause of the death of a 15 year old youth.  by Janlee. Man killed in hit-run accident Mark Fortune, 24, of Concord, California was killed Saturday night, June21 at II p.m. on Highway I01 north of Cloverdale, just south of El Rancho Drive, when a hit-run driver weaved to the right of the highway striking Fortune and his parked Volkswagen, vehicle, according to a report by the California. State Highway Patrol. Fortune, who had been traveling north, had pulled over to the right side of the highway and parked because of mechanical problems. He was on the C of C installation dinner dance set for Saturday Saturday evening, June 28, is the date and Papa John's Restaurant and Recreation Park is (he place for the gala annual Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce Imdallation Dinner Dance. A no-hest  "Attitude Adjustment" hour starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by a "Wine and Dine" Prime Rib d:mner at 7:30 p.m. Officers to be installed for the 1980451 year are: Pal Rose, president; Dale Continued on page 3 left side of his automobile when he was struck by the unknown driver of the other vehicle, who was also northbound on I01. Forttme was pronotmced dead at the scene. CHP officers said the pect vehicle may be a light colored Ford with damage to the right side. Anyone seeing the hit-run vehicle or having any information regardtnll the accident should call the Htshway Patrol at 584-9000. Area WEATHER DATE HI. LOW June 16 93 Sl June 17 94 58 June 18 87 50 June 19 82 40 June 20 86 48 June 21 85 54 June 22 80 ittm Rainfall to date : This year 50.111 lst Year 34.97