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Page 2 - Wednesday, July 9, 1980 Clovefdalc velllc Established 1879 us,s ,,, o20 Published every Wednesday Geyserville PRESS Established 1934 USPS 21il gO0 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 I Lake and Mendocino Counties 9.00 Elsewhere in the United States 9.50 Editorial "Ship of fools" About 1500 A.D. a Dutch painter named Hieronymus Bosch created a work called "The Ship of Fools". He was attacking the avarice, gluttony and sensuality of his time. He depicted the passengers and crew of a ship enjoying the sensual pleasures but ignoring the course of the ship or the dangers ahead. Appearently this ship landed in Washington D.C. and the fools made their home in the offices of the Social Security Administration. It was shocking to read recently that a con- victed murderer in Soledad Prison in California, on a claim of mental impairment, is receiving $195. a month in Social Security disability payments. Shock turned to disbelief when David Berkowitz, the convicted "Son of Sam" killer is getting $300 a month for the same reason. Considering that Berkowitz is only 27 and could easily spend 50 years in prison he might be paid at least $180,000 from funds taken from working Americans. How many more criminal inmates are receiving monthly checks? Good question. It isn't difficult to understand why the Social Security System is reported to be going bankrupt. And it isn't difficult to understand why millions of retired, hard working Americans are struggling to survive on less than $300 a month. The fuzzy brained bureaucrats are shelling out our tax dollars not only to pay Social Security payments to prisoners but also they are paying hefty salaries to criminals while teaching them job skills. One rapist got a salary of nearly $10,000 to learn to become a plumber and can't get out of prison to start looking for a job until 2003. Administrators weren't even aware of the release dates of those they lavished time and money on. An armed robber, not eligible for parole until 1991, was given a salary of more than $9,300 a year while training as a library technician. The list goes on and on. This is a crime and we the taxpayers are the victims. The answer: Use our voices loud and clear, especially in this election year. It is up to each one of us to do our part to try to prevent the "Ship of Fools" from wrecking the Ship of State which is on the verge of spiritual and economic disaster. Letters to the editor Playing "pork barrel" F_xlitor: Just what the heck are our County Supervisors pulling on us this time? Instead of carrying over to next year's budget...or refunding the 2.6 million surplus county funds back to the taxpayers ...Supervisors have decided to play "pork barrel" politics by dividing the loot up and spending it on pet projects in their respective districts. This is the first time in Sonoma County's history that large sums of money will be given "Carte Blanche" to each Supervisor. This act of unsound judgement is a discredit to responsible decision making. It should not be tolerated by the electorate, and to think Supervisors have the gag to raise dump fees 300 percent when at the same time they have millions in surplus money to blow. Sincerely, Former County Supervisor Philip L. Joerger Cash for cans Editor: The Woman's Im- provement Club would like to remind all that it is once again collecting aluminum cans. During the fund drive for the "Miracle of Vienna", the Club temporarily in- terrupted its collection of cans so that they might be gathered by the band for its project. With the successful com- pletion of that program the Club is now resuming active collection and would ap- preciate it very much if everyone would keep us in mind and give us a call at 894- 3495 when you have pick,'l)S for us. Every penny of the money realized is, as always, used for local civic im- provement projects. Ruth Oedlng Chairman Cash for Cans Bosco blasts Brown administration Assemblyman Douglas H. Bosco said today that the Brown administration "has acted in the most callous and irresponsible manner possible" by refusing to sign legislation that .would require opening the salmon season in state waters for the first two weeks of July. Bosco said Fish and Game Director Charles ldlerton announced publicly that he would recommend that Governor Brown sign the measure; however "it now appears that Brown is going to wait until the last minute before allowing the legislation to become law." Such a tactic, according to Bosco, would effectively destroy the measure, in that fishing would be delayed until the tenth of July. The Governor has 12 days to review legislation before he must either sign it or allow it to become law without his signature. Bosco said hi asked Governor Brown to,either immediately sign the bill, AB 2857 or veto it so that the legislature could override the veto. "This measure went through the entire legislature without a single "no" vote," Bosco said, "and I am confident we could get a two4hirds vote to override a veto. It is important that action be taken immediately and I would rather have him veto the bill than play cat and mouse with us for ten days." Bosco said Brown's inaction was a " slap in the face" for local fishermen and showed "indefensible bad faith in dealing with the legislature on a matter of utmost significance to thousands of small fisher- men." In addition to reopening the salmon season, the measure would also make gillnetting of salmon and steelhead illegal in all state rivers and raise the penalty from a misdemeanor-$.q)0 fine to a felony-$SO00,or up to one year in prison, or both. The bill is an urgency measure, and is co-authored by Senator Barry Keene (D- Elk). Police Report The following incidents were included on the Cloverdale Police Depart- ment log during the week of July 3 through 7. - Kevin Smalley reported a subject at Lockhorn throwing things and being verbally abusive. Subject was brought in and booked. - A report was made that someone was sending fireworks onto the roof of Weight Room at high sohool and peppering vehicles in vicinity. - A grass fire was reported at end of University St. A report also received from Someone who saw who started fire. Subjects were brought in and cited for unlawfully starting a fire and released. - Received a code 3 to soene of an injury accident 26 miles out Skagg Springs Rd. Believed there were two people injured. CHP notified. - Ray Cavngnaro rerts money missing from the top safe at Pellegrinis. Reported over $400 taken. Redwood Smorgette reported 12 year old possible runaway at restaurant. Officer brought in juvenile. San Mateo confirmed, held runaway report. - Planter and tree knocked over at Corner Dell. Man reported to be trapped beneath jeep at Geysers. guard at gate will direct. Rescue Squad sent to scene. - 77 Porche vehicle reported to be in 3 pieces north of Preston Bridge over em- bankment. - Kevin Goebel reports bike stolen from Cloverdale library while owner inside. Red Western Flyer. - Sandy Richards reported theft of husband's 10-channel Kraco CB radio from unlocked vehicle. - Report of injury accident 2 miles No. of Cloverdale on 127. No one on scene. - CB caller reported his window shot out - 69 Ford l mile So. of CHP scales. - Solo accident reported 1 miles up 128 to Booneville. llllllll I CHP notified. - Bartender at local bar complained of male subject causing disturbance. - Deilon Wayne Peterson - also found hit in computer; $25,000 bail for violation of parole. Transported to County Jail ,@-Nol for CA Dept. of Corrections. Dr. William F. Hoyer Optometrist Wishes To Announce The Opening Of His Office At 106 E. First St. Cloverdale, Ca. for appt. phone 894-3936 -- II II I II IIII Window Fashions by rylynn Amann and Jim Vlasak Brother.Sister teem 13 members of the 198081 Sonoma County Grand Jury were impaneled Friday June 27 in Judge John Gallagher's Superior Court Department One. From left to right (Front Row) Elaine Coveil, Sebastopoi one of four holdovers from the 1979- 80 Grand Jury: Roger Hanes, Windsor (also a holdover) Harold Oak Sawyer, Cazadero (another holdover); Louise Giovannini (the final holdover); Linda Viviani. Sunoma; Blanch M. Helgren. Petaluma. Back Row L-R: John Ryan, Windsor; Gary Kines. Sebastopol; Rodney Cole, Sebastopoh Congressman Clausen Barbara J. Thomsen, Sonoma; Iva W.W. "Pete" Sharp, Santa Rosa and Rosa: At far right is Judge who will serve but who could not be Davis. Penngrove; Evelyn Farrell. saatJ Harry N. Hansen, Cotati; Brandon T. Jean Pruett, Petaluma and Dorothy Park...The new Grand Jury officially and will serve through June 30, 1981. Reduction of timber cut "inse Congressman Don Clausen recently called President Jimmy Carter's proposal to reduce the timber cut in National Forests "in- sensitive" saying that its implementation would put many people in the Redwood Empire and throughout the nation out of work. After pointing out to the President the adverse economic impact his proposal would have, he asked that there be no reduction in the timber cut in Six Rivers and Mendocino National Forests. Clausen. in making this request, cited the economic conditions following the expansion of the Redwood National Park: "The recent expansion of the Redwood National Park, at the expense of private timber land, has already had a severe economic impact on our area, putting countless people out of work," he pointed out. "One of the principal hopes we had for a new source for the timber necessary to sustain the jobs threatened by the park expansion was an increased timber cut in the nearby Six Rivers National Forest," he added. "The Redwood National Park Expansion Legislation you signed contained a provision requiring that a study be made recommending ways this could be accomplished. Any reduction in harvest often levels would be severely privateOr detrimental to the North could Coast's economy," timber Clausen was unimpressed which hi by Carter's proposal to ployedin replace the reduced timber industrY. production in National He als0 i Forests with increased cuts portance in State and private forests. N i "Your proposal...shows a disturbing insensitivity to the a impact of your Forest Service the st, program on local economies throughout the country." his "Mr. letter declared. CaliforniJ "Many communities be no depend, literally for their these 01 very existence, on timber urge yoW cutting in National Forests," tention he pointed out. "These areas the letter New faces at Sonoma County Fair Several new faces in key positions will greet visitors to the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa this year. The fair runs Monday through July 19 with racing every day but Sunday, July 13. New to the fair this year is Chris Borovansky, now assistant fair manager. He came here after ten years with the State Fair in Sacramento, the last year as operations assistant. The native of Sacramento is very happy to be here. This fair is an ideal one with a perfect balance. It's as close to what a fair should be as you can get." He noted that the Sonoma County area is growing and therefore the fair will get even better. Ben Pedrotti, member of a native Sonoma Family and iongtime restaurant and delicatessen operator, is new owner of Lombardi's Cafeteria and Catering. Pedrotti is former owner of Benjelmo's and Benjeorgo's, Santa Rosa, and Ben- jamino's, Novato. Although there will be little change in menu or decor this year - he Wmdows can be the decorative focal point of a room or they can be just plain windows. Moat of us are missing the boat with one of our best architectural features. The window treatment can be as elegant or as informal as we desire, lint hoth can boa thing of beauty. The new decorative drapery rods, hold backs, trims and beautiful fabrios are available for evon the most modest budget and only our imagination stope us from having beautiful windows. We have all the beautiful fabrics in the latest patterns and colors. Fabrics that have bee selected by home fuhlon designers to enchant your other home fur- "nishil. Stop by sore and let us show you how your own home can be tranMormed by the addition of beautiful draperies, designed in window treatment just for you. , i ", 11 0 --; Cloverdale Cabinet & Linoleum -;  119 N. Cloverdale Blvd. .   o ' 894-2334 took over on  June 1 - he will be listening to suggestions and visiting other fairs during the year and plans to use the dining facilities all year around for special parties. Saralee McClelland, Petaluma, is no newcomer to the Sonoma County Fair, having followed the fair circuit in the lievstock department four years before becoming premium super- visor at the Petaluma Fair for seven years. After a year here as assistant premium supervisor she is now in charge of the $100,000 premium program. Her background, in 4-H as a child and as a Cal Poly dairy science major, makes her to 70 well suited for the job. and all Another old hand becomes supplies more visible this year as run George Vine, stable a $11 superintendent for 20 years, replaces the late Harry Hatch as racing secretary. "It's not going to be easy," he com- mented. "Like Johnny Wooden, the UCLA basket- ball coach, Harry Hatch was a legend here." a Vie a social science teacher and basketball coach at Santa Rosa High School until his retirement this year, was born in Brooklyn and retains an eastern accent. In his new position he will be METAMUCIL 21 ounce Special $ 99 =,m,,,,: .,  -  ...' .*