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Page 10 - Wednesday, July 23, 1980 ic00ports_._ On Saturday evening m, mm = Preston Lumber Company's Golf No at Anton Stadium. Clover- dale split with Ukiah, losing the first game by a score of 15-8. Cloverdale won the second game. John Graham pitched a shutout withh a By CECIL SMITH Next big tournament coming up will be the Catelli's Pro- Am. This is really a "big Shoo!" There is an entry fee of 60 ,Yankee bucks but it includes dinner, drinks, prizes galore and ,posmbly dancing girls for all I know ! This all takes place on :Monday, August 4, 1980. Call the Pro shop for any questions :you may have.  As stated in previous columns, I have not played much golf :lately, due to the fact that we are in the throes of renovating the old homestead and adding a little here and there. Right now I am trying to install a sound system on our newly 'decorated patio. You buy all these things and the bottom line js, "Easy to install, just using your own tools!" What I know about electronics you could put in your old "ojo" as the :smoked Irishmen are wont to say around these parts! My dad ialways said, "Son, just think of electricity as water and treat :it accordingly." I know one thing, when I reached into my nice little waterfall to retrieve the electric pump and clean it, Tny hair has never returned to it's original pattern! Somebody told me, the thing has to be grounded! Who ever heard of water having to be grounded? I know about water. I know ;that if you put a "drap" or two into a glass of "Heeland Dew," :it makes a potable drink. Also, it is quite useful for taking of a !shower! ' But to get back to my electronic endeavors, it is required that I run wire from my inside sound source to the patio. My dear little helpmate, also known as the green-eyed bill collector, asked if it wouldn't be easier to run the wires under :the house! Now, if any of you people ever looked through the :"crawl hole" at the amount of space under these houses, you would know that a man of my girth, even if I could get it .through the "crawl hole," would be hung up on the first floor joist I came up against! Therefore, it has to go up and over. I am at this point thinking of hiring a helicopter to aid me in my struggle. The wire itself is about the size of sewing thread, but it is the route it must take tim has me literally "grounded." I shall spend the better part of this day contempla "ting the various ideas that spring to my agile mind. I know these things take time and we are not as quick on the trigger as we were in our younger days. I can remember when my good friends, Bernard and Cliff Lile, could milk 20 or 30 cows, deliver all that milk in bottles, go on a deer hunt, collect a few milk bills and still have time to spare ! O'h we were fast in those days and more than likely, it is the reason we are a little slow these days or at least it is in my case. Anyways, see you all up the crick a ways and sooner or later I will get these consarned little wires hung somewhere! Maybe I could use the clothes line! i score of 5-0. Lemley took the loss in the first game after pitching a great four innings. Cloverdale was ahead of Ukiah 8-4, until the 6th inning when Cloverdale's defense helped Ukiah score 11 runs in the 6th inning. Hitters for the first game: Cuneo Ix4, Lemley 2](4, Hunt Ix4, Rowland 2x4, Chappeli Ix3, Cissna 2x3, and Johnson 2x3 with a 356 foot homerun. For the second game: Daly 2x4, Cuneo Ix3 (double), Lemley Ix3 (double), Rowland 3x4 (double and a tripple), Graham Ix2, Jan Novak Ix3. The three highest batting averages to date: Doug Lemley .531, Don Hunt .478, Rich Rowland .464. Members of Cloverdale Joe DiMaggio League would like to thank everyone for their support this season, especially those parents and friends who traveled to the out of town games. This Sunday Cloverdale will play their last game, against Healdsburg at Cioverdale City Park. The first game will start at ap- prox. I0 a.m. The tournament to determine the league champions will be held in Healdsburg on July 26, 27 and 28, an will be a double elimination. Photo by John Zanzi. Demolition Derby By VIVIAN MENICUCCI (as told by John Zanzi) Ranging in ages from 19 to 23 years old, a group of young people from Cloverdale got together on their own and put four competing cars in the Santa Rosa Destruction Derby on July 13, 1980, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. They did all of the work, arranged for the competition and solicited their own sponsors. (Cloverdale business did it again!) The group calls themselves the "Cloverdale Partiers iation" but their zeal and Competitive spirit speaks of more than just a desire to party. All of the cars were prepared at Barnes Lumber Company and it took about two weeks of work, some night work lasted until two or three o'clock in the morning. Each car had to be stripped out of all burnable matter. Three gallon gas tanks had to be relocated to the inside of tha pasSenl|er compartment. All ignition and starting system wiring had to be redone. The exhaust system (muffler and tail pipe) had to be "cut off" to keep it from getting crushed. Steering wheels had to be padded and all glass and the back seats had to be removed. The crew and drivers arrived at the race track around 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, and did the final preparations to each vehicle and then had them inspected for safety. The events started about 8:30 p.m. There was a "Beauty Pageant" and although Cloverdale didn't win, John says, "But we were liked !" There were three "heats," all of the cars were divided into three equal packs or groups. Each pack would race for an allotted time and all of those still running, the four best qualifiers, went into the main event. Cloverdale had one car in each heat and Jim Nielsen, Car 44, won first place in the second heat. He won $75 and a nice trophy. Jim was e only one to make the main event. Car 41, driven by Randy Middiestat, "died" in this heat, from engine failure, as did Car X74. But that's okay, John said, "They got some good hitting in before they were put out!" Car 55, with Driver Dave Mack, had starting problems and was unable to race. Plans are to have it all fixed and ready to go for the next race which will be held in Ukiah in August at the Mendocino County Fair. First prize at these races is "recognition" and the secret of winning seems to he the ability to "avoid" having the front end smashed out of Commission. The driver end'ig up ;ith motor running and radiation intact wins the race. In the main event, Car 44 lasted a long time and was able to put out about five cars before they got him. He placed fifth out of about sixteen cars. A good Cloverdale crowd was on hand to career their cars on. Zanzi wants everybody to know about the races held in Ukiah in August. The Cloverdale Partiers will have at least three cars ready and running for that race and plan to get "just one good ear and go to a big time race in Reno, Nevada." The winning car was given to Gerdes Auto Wreckers. It will be crushed into a little hall sometime this week. The drivers and their crew appreciate the publicity and the opportunity to let the Cloverdale public know there are still some kids around that aren't all radical and troublesome and can still get out, work together, and have some good dean fun. In the words of the Cloverdale Partiers Assn., "We would like to thank all of the Cloverdale Merchants who sponsored our Demolition Derby cars. We hope we represented them to our utmost at the Sonoma County Fair, and we especially thank Barnes Lumber Co. and Lloyd Mittlestadt for letting us use their shop to build our cars." NOTE : For anyone wishing to sponsor or con- tribute to a car, phone John Zanzi at 894-55 after 6 p.m. The Dodgers Senior League champions were presented trophies on Saturday, Bergman, V. Bergman, F. Lile, D. Meeker, C. Bergman, M. Wi July 12. Shown left to right, front row: T. Towland, S. Uselton, S. Michelon, T. Mack. Not pictured: K. Smith, J. Beebe. Sponsor was IJ Trimble, D. Wilt and manager, J. Wirt. Back row: left to right: Coach Bruce Photo by Janice. Scope Mouthwash 18 oz. bottle, 30 OFF label 29 Pert Shampoo 7 oz. bottle Maalox Liquid ,2 o,. 00ott,e 69 Desitin Ointment, 2.25 oz. 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