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Page 8 - Wednesday, July 23, 1980 My son the fireman By VIVIAN MENICUCCI The men who volunteer their services as members of any fire department are heros of the first kind. Cloverdale has an ex- ceptionally dedicated group of men and a loyal and supportive women's auxiliary. We are very, very proud of these men and women who not only make sacrifices of their time and in their personal lives to help save lives and property but they also add to the bet- 'ferment of the total com- munity as they work for and support worthwhile projects. The Clovcrdale Fire Dept. is probably the most respected service organization in Cloverdale. For good reason. I was pLeased and a little more than surprised when my son choseto join the ranks of the volunteer fire depart- ment this past year. I couldn't help wondering what motivated him. I was flab- bergasted. (Don't you love that expression, Morn?) My son is capable of doing a lot of things and doing them well, but the fire department?? That is dangerous! When I offered by congratulations I told him I was very proud and thought it heroic...and wondered what it was that motivated him to join. Without looking up and without stopping what he was doing, he said, very simply, "John Meters." John Meters?? I expected a motivating answer, not just a name, so I started over, "John Meters motivated you?? How in the world did he do that??" Without |ooking up or stopping what he was doing, my son the fireman replied, "John said, Lee, why don't you join the fire department and I said, okay. And-! did." That's it?? That's it! Realizing, my son the fireman was now part of the volunteers I became more acutely aware of the number of whistles and sirens that go off each week. The mother in me was. tuned in with con- cern. I didn't want to in- terfere in any way so I carefully asked my favorite relative (not my son) how thin were going with the new recruit and he just matter of factly said, "Fine." Well, a week went by and I knew by the number of whistles that he had been on call several times and had attended at least one major fire. Once again, I carefully asked my favorite relative about my son, the fireman• Hasn't he mentioned anything at all, I asked? Doesn't he mention the danger he has to confront? Nope, was the busy answer. So I demanded to know, in detail. How many fires has he attended so far? Where did he go? What did he have to do? He didn't have to 'do anything, I was told, because he hasn't been anyplace to do anything. He missed the first three fires he was called to and the one he did make, the other firemen had to pull him up onto the back of the truck as it was pulling out of the station, and as he was trying to climb on the truck with their help...he was also trying to pull on his pants...because he was late in getting there? This is not the end...there is more. Police and fire services are the most dangerous and require the most dedication of any profession. Our Fire Chief, Milt Holt, reminds us that 90 percent of the fire departments in the United States are volunteer. Everytime any one of these men go out on a call their lives are on the line. It is very dangerous work and they need the support and the cooperation of the entire community. We need them...we cannot do without them As in all things there are problems, but when people get together there are also solutions, 'and instead of waiting for a disaster before we recognize that we have a problem it would serve us well to think about our problems in advance. Last week a whistle blew. Now, the 6nly time a single whistle blows, I understand from Chief Holt, is for an emergency or the Monday through Friday noon whistle. All others are the obvious fires with their own codes. The noon whistle is also used for testing the equipment to see if it is working properly. When last week's whistle blew we were the only car on the road that stopped and waited. Others apparently did not, or could not, hear or were not aware of the whistle and what it meant. We ourselves were not sure what the one whistle meant because it did not sound very long or urgent. We went ahead with our ride and Gabrlelle Bleihall and Kay Goldsmith, owners of the Nepenthe Skin Care and ly Treatment Salon are shown in their elegant new establishment in Healdsburg. Photo by Janice. Posh Skin Care salon opens in Healdsburg A beautifully designed, Profiles. where she learned elegant skin care, facial, make-up and body treatment salon has opened in Heald- sburg at 328 A Healdsburg Avenue--named Nepenthe (Greek word meaning free of sorrow and pain). The salon is under the ownership of Gabrielle Bliehall and Kay Goldsmith. Gabrielle, a native of West Germany, studied Der- matology Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, attended courses in all phases of aesthetics at a state recognized school (Heidelberger Kosmetikum') in Germany, and then at- tended courses in all aspects of manual and eletricai facial treatments, hair removal, lash tinting, body massages, manicures, medical pedicures and special make- uptraining in Paris with Jean D' Athene. She has worked in New York for Georgette Klinger and Estee Lander, in San Francisco for Adrian Arpel and last in Oakland for and worked with PSC Color Principal 'for over 2 years. She is a member of Cidesco Comite International D' Esthetique Et De Cosmetologie and the AIA (Aesthticians International Association of America and licensed by the State, of California. " "Real beauty begins with a radiantly clean glow and healthy complexion," Gabrielle says. Her unique system for healthy, radiant skin has attracted beauty seekers from both sides of the continent for her scientific skin care and for the request for services. Her clientele and following comes from many areas as well as Sonoma County. Because she loves Northern Sonoma County and wishes to make it her permanent home she has chosen Healdsburg for her salon. "One of the biggest fallacies in today's world of beauty is that skin can be properly cared for with cosmetics alone, Gabrielle said. "Most skin needs more than the routine day-to-day care with cosmetics thai are. available over the counter. Proper skin care requires the knowledge and attention of a professional". "Make-up is just an im- pression, it should never be hard of vulgar. The key to applying make-up suc- cessfully is where to put it and how and what to use. We can teach how the right amount of make-up can make a woman look more beautiful. "Women is Beauty" and when you feel beautiful you tend to be beautiful." In this cool retreat, Nepenthe offers one of the most, beautifully program- med make-up and skin-care programs this side of Paris. It's a special kind of pleasure - an adventure that makes yo u feel alive and renewed. Everyth'mg is there to show you the ease in which you can have yoqr own individual make-up to create a more beautiful you. • CETA Employment Program Continued from page ! Kairos, YMCA Extension (Windsor), Santa Rosa Indian Center, Russian River Office of Community Services, Petaluma People Services • Center, Social Advocates for Youth, Sonoma County Camp Foundation, Sonoma County Office of Education and Sonoma State University. A review by the. Depart- ment of Labor of the 1979 CETA summer youth jobs nationwide showed that an overwhelming majority of worksites and training ac- tivities provided meaningful, supervised and productive work experience for par- ticipants. Intensive monitoring of the programs will take place again this year, and a repeat of last year's good record is ex- pected for 1980. Sonoma County CETA Services provides eligible Sonoma County residents with federally funded job training programs and work experience which will prepare them to gain per- manent, unsubsidized jobs. *Geyser Peak Winery Continued from page ! medals. When more tbanone wine wins in a varietal class the winners "compete for the Double Award, This year only 11-wines earned Double Gold awards. Geyser Peak was the only US winery to win a Double Gold award, actually winning two o them. learned later that it was a serious emergency. We both fell bad thinking how dangerous it was for firemen and how their lives were at stake as they "volun- teered" for the sake of the community. Yes, there is a problem. The warning sirens and whistles are almost im- possible to hear when one is driving in a car with the windows up and a radio going full blast.. Even without a radio, just talking or con- centrating on personal matters is a distraction for the driver. The firemen are in serious danger as they try to respond to the calls as quickly as possible. Headlights on, horn honking or hand signals are not enough to warn the ongoing traffic of their plight• There is too much "going on" on a busy State Highway. Chief Holt said there is a national trend which will eliminate the public alarm system( To replace it, a "home altering device" will be installed in the homes of members and each will be notified individually. That sounds like a great idea but it still does not .solve the problem of the individual on his way to an emergency or a fire. Man, with all his knowledge, ought to be able to invent some kind of official emergency warning device that would not only warn the immediate traffic of danger but at the same time lower the noise level. There are levels of whistles or sounds thai dogs can hear and humans cannot. Why is it not Lee Menicucci. the volunteer fireman. Photo by Janice. possible to find "sounds" that would notify a driver at close range of the impending emergency and still not in- vade the "sound privacy" that seems to be of major concern in today's society. The members of the fire and police department California savings & loan Institutions caught in a bind California savings and loan institutions are caught in a bind. This most-regulated of all business is now caught in a squeeze, largely created by government regulations. Those regulations call for savings and loan institutions to pay "market rates" tp even theirsmall Savers. The net result .of this, combined with the sudden and sharp increase in the cost of money, has meant that, at periods, the savings and loan institutions havebeen paying out more money than they are taking in. This also has meant a severe squeeze, necessarily, on the money available for home loans. THOSE FUNDS HAVE BEEN LARGELY DRIED UP, ADDING TO THE WOES ALREADY BEING FELT BY AN UNHEALTHY ECONOMY. The savings and loan in 3 dustry wants to do something about all this, so it has sponsored legislation being carried by State Senator John F. Foran, D-Szn Francisco. That bill, SB 1937, is designed, to do one thing...to authorize financial in- stitutions under the jurisdiction of the State of California to offer an optional new mortgage instrument, the fixed-payment, ad- justable-rate mortgage. There is no otherpurpose to SB 1937, and it even carries a "sunset" provision which will cause it to expire in seven years unless specifically extended by a vote of the Legislature. The California Savings and LLOAN League, the Califoria Association of Realtors, people in the building in- dustry, the Governor's task force on affordable housing and even some consumer advocates support the bill because of the need to insure that funds are available for new homes. Most people have a difficult time understanding how mortgage rates work, and it can be a very complicated subject. However, anyone who has purchased a home un- derstands that he or she is Subject to whatever interest rate is available at the time the deal is concluded and escrow closes. That deal is sealed for a 30- year period, and the interest rate is fixed for that period of time. Should interest rates happen to decline, which they did recently, the homeowner can seek to pay off that loan and negotiate a new one at the lower rate. However, most loans contain a prepayment penalty clause, so the borrower is penalized thousands of dollars extra for the privilege. The Foran Bill would prohibit that early payoff penalty. It would also require that savings and loan in- stitutions offer borrowers a fixed-rate traditional 30-year with clients who are prospective Sonoma County employers. Results will also be of use to current and prospective local businesses in their personnel and site- selection departments. Additionally, this com- prehensive county com- muting study will be of value to a wide variety of local, county, state and federal officials and agencies by providing current and ac- curate in[ormation about the county commuter, his or her place of residence, place of employment and plans for the future.. *Commuting Continued from nae l Sonoma residents who, receive a questionnaire are urged to complete and return it postpaid as soon as possible. If anyone has questions concerning the questionnaire or study, he- she may contact Joe Rodota, Jr., Economic Development Board Intern and Project Coordinator at 527-2406. The final report will be of immediate use to the Economic Development Board in its review of the Commercial and Industrial Study and in its staff relations *Connolly & Band Continued f/om page I Even though there was a lot of fast traveling, pressure and many long hours of practicing and band rehearsals before they left (35 hours of band rehearsals after school was out), there was no grousing--no casualties--only a few colds. Aspirins and bandaides were all that was needed. "Our kids showed ex- traordinary capabilities and outstanding durability. I'm proud o them," Steve con- cluded. We're proud, too, Steve Connolly, of you and your band. For a little school of 327 students with 48 of tl',,e students in the High School band to have won sixthplace in the International Music Festival in Vienna has greatly honored our city of Cloverdale. Welcome home all!! deserve more than obvious unconcern and disregard for their lives. We need to find a solution but while we are waiting, let's show we care by cooperating with the law. Then everyone will be a little more safe, including my son, the fireman. mortgage. And it would authorize those institutions also to offer a fixed-payment, adjustable-rate mortgage, too. Therefore, it expands the alternatives available to people seeking money with which to purchase homes. And it is possible that this provision Will enable many • people who otherwise would not qualify to borrow funds the ability to do so. H.$. Football preview T By JERRY HUOT Ken returning As the 1980 high school QB: Jim football season fast ap- defensive proaches with an opening Pearson, practice date of August 25, I receiver thought a few comments quickest in about our teams might be of Seanor, interest to our Cloverdale and community members. Meyers, The varsity team looks Also, forward to a good season with receiver; a strong group of players QB; and L:!:! returning. Key linemen for receiver, La= the Eagles will be seniors: receiver,  Hub Lampert, a starter on the offense last year at tackle; Jan Novak, a defensive A,,number| starter last year; Greg could also Steward, a reserve last year; CHA and and Rick Trimble, a starting mentioned linebacker last year. Junior few weeks expected to aide the Eagles' cause are: Tim Retherfgrd, The Eagle starter on last year's defense by a new and Jerry Novak, up from the Lile, 1979 JV's. in FB Lile will Q Key returning backs and JV receivers will be seniors: next few Football pla Cloverdale H.S. football on coaches will offer a kicking drills, clinic to any interested young also lake people on Saturday morning noon August 2 at I0 a.m. at the high elementarY, school football field, hngh school, Instruction will be offered *Energy & Harvest Continued from page I Reserve.will Halter classes for 4-H Light the two Horse project members will prizes. include separate Classes for Complete registered and grade, mares and geldings as well as and ponies. Showmanship will be arts, broken down into age groups and open for l0 years and under, 11 to outlined 12 year oids, 13 to 14 and 15 book. Stop and older. An over-all for, Showmanship Champion and books. Dr. Edward F. 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