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Page 6, Cloverdsle Reveille, July 23, 1997 Reflections on a European tour00 This is Part II of Stewart Sny- der's recollections of his three year sojourn during the Depres- sion years 1929-1932 as the sec- retary of a wealthy world travel- er. Our sea voyage was smooth sailing. When we docked in Lon- don two taxis were needed to take all of our luggage from dock- side to the Strand Palace Hotel. The first morning Edwin rose early to attend a 5 o'clock Mass. I dutifully dressed and went along to sit on a cold, wooden bench boside him. Reading from a prayer book was entirely new to me and Edwin repeatedly jabbed me in the ribs with his elbow to turn the page. The second morning was the same. I showed no displeasure at this untoward elbow action, but gath- ered up enough spunk to ad- dress him on the subject. "Ed- win," I said, "since you are An- glican and I am a Presbyterian perhaps it would be best if each of us attended our own church." The answer came straight for- ward and without hesitation. 'res, Stewart, I think that would be a good idea." So itwas that he went to his church and I to mine. Our hotel did not meet Ed- win's standards of excellence and so we moved, trunks and all to the Regent's Palace Hotel on Re- gent Street just off Piccadilly. Tailor-made shirts with extia button on collars, a new Bowler hat and a splendid rain coat from Burberry's set me up for our London visit. Daily Edwin taxied down the Mall to Brown Shipley to get our mail. At last I had something to do, notifying people where to forward our mail as we moved throughout Europe American Consulates in major cities proved reliable to hold mail on notice. As had been the trend so far, much free time was mine to ex- plore our surroundings in Lon- don without having to report my off-duty actions, whereabouts or behavior. Challenges abounded. I found this out while sauntering about Hyde Park one pleasant morn- ing listening to band practice. Standing in my Bowler hat and Burberry raincoat with a curved handled umbrella hanging on one arm, a pleasant young wom- an, in her best Cockey English remarked '2Vlakes you feel like dancing, doesn't it." In firm American speech my answer, "Get lost" sent her scurrying off among the Hyde Park trees and shrubs. Edwin made frequent trips to Brown Shipley to draw on his Letter of Credit. Money didn't last long the Way he spent it. And besides he could never trans- late pounds into dollars and get the correct answer. He recorded all daily expenses in a small pock- et notebook but what good did these recordings do when they were not accurate? Here, I thought, is where I could start to Why Setiq,,+ Less? We Are a Full Service Real Estate Office CALL US OR STOP BY! Century 21, Les Ryan Realty 894-5232 114 Lake St. OUR AGENTS Willo Rose Bobbie Lyxms Ins Konik Camille Lima Gus Kyrmkos earn my lavish living by helping him to translate currency. Ed- win merely agonized over re- ceipt tags then wrote down a guessed-at sum. My offer to help him sort out this crazy English money brought a quick answer of indignation that put me in my place once and for all. "I don't want you to have anything o do with my finances," he told me in no uncertain terms. Edwin was occupied for sever- al weeks attending a World An- glican Conference at Royal Al- bert Hall. Many nights air a dinner in a leading restaurant, we dressed to attend the the- ater. Depression be hanged! Free time in London gave me the opportunity to browse this expansive city and to become fascinated by Cockney-English, the language of the street. "If I drop my white glove and cain't see it, that's a bad fog. Today it's only a wet one,"an eager Bobby explained to me. London's tube, their under- ground railroad, intrigued me. The Grand Canyon USA could have no more claim to wonder- ment than this It was a beehive of activity. People dashing on and off, hold- ing hats, tucking raincoats, a train coming every few seconds, it was quite a scene. On London's periphery a fast train emerged into sunshine at Wimbledon, Center of World Tennis. Elsworth Vines, tall, thin and nimble, proved his worth by takingthe World Cham- pionship Cup right there in front of me. Helen Wills Moody, former champion, could not stand the pace set by Helen Jacobs. A walking tour of London would not be complete without sauntering through the East End; home of less affluent Lon- doners, a labor population that kept London moving, and the proving ground of the Cockney dialect that debases the English Language. Finally Edwin's conference concluded and we set forth to make the channel crossing from Dover to Calais all set to tour the continent during the summer. We were to return to London in the fall. You will read more about his his tour in Part III. CHS .grad admitted ,to Fresno Pacific University for fall Cloverdale resident Amy Hedges has been admitted to Fresno Pacific University for the 1997-98 academic year. Hodges, a 1997 graduate of Cloverdale High School, is the daughter of Randy and Carolyn Hedges of Cloverdale. She plans to study environmental science. Hodges attends Santa Rosa Christian Church. Fresno Pacific University is an accredited, private Christian university. It is located on a 42 acre park-like campus in south- east Fresno and has an enroll- ment of 1,600 students--half graduate and half undergradu- ate. The university also enrolls The William Russell Ledford Post 293, American Legion the traditional 4th of July celebration at City Park this impressive opening ceremony featured a presentation ors. Pictured are Mayor Tom Sink, who gave the (I), Chaplain David McDonald who offered the Stuart, Master of Ceremonies; and Barbara Plehl who sang I tiful rendition of the National Anthem. 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Council approves Del Webb project agr( ern00 A revised Development Agree- munity project now sis l mentfortheCloverSpringsPart- built on the former i nership was approvedby the City Ranch on S. Cloverdale Council July 14 opening the way The agreement calls forthefinalprecisedevelopment cation of trails in the plan hearing July 23 portion of the rol)e p , The agreement between the extended public t.ail City, Clover Springs Land Part- preservation of the old ners and Del Webb Corporation Wineryruins; covers several major elements ter to be built on a 1.9 in the new Del Webb adult corn- within the proj, 5000 sq. fl;. ing, outdoor tennis courts, horseshoe area. The agreement also providing a system of benches and marked pedestrians. A financial plan is from the nancing and and off-site public amenities. The plan the cost and water and sewer grades with an area wide benefit oversized, off-site a water tank. The agreement the developer will impact fees and annual review by the An ordinance implementing the was given first readiP-g" LBC museum offer new through Sept. 21 at galleries of the um of Art, ter, 50 Mark Santa Rosa. 115 West First Street Cloverdale, California (707 894-380 Hours are Wedne s Fridays I to 4 p.m., 2-7 p.m. and weekenC to 4 p.m. 12,000 students annuallyAn i+,  bramktast andJluneh with brunch on Saturdayand Sumkej. Te Ialled Qulnlan's Place. professional development stud: be open as a coffee house at night. Ken and Yvonno hall from St. Louis, Mk ies programs offered locally and ' thslr move fo California. Pictured is Ken Quinlen-Plerce (r) and a Shamrock; through6ut the world, a concrete slab for a new outdoor dining patio behind the building. Ken and Yvonne Quinlan-Pierce havo been working hard remodeling the histoflcal building Cloverdale Blvd. getting ready to open their new restaurant in the latter part of August. The will feature bistro faro with an eclectic menu, according to Yvonne Quiniin-Plerce. They will I