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Page 6 - Wednesday, July 30, 1980 Distrlct00Governor to be speaker at Rotary luncheon Reuben W. Kaehler District Governor new District 513, 1980-81 will be the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon on Thursday, July 31, at Papa Johns. In 1946 Kaehler entered into a building business with his father, finishing several small subdivisions in the East Bay area hills before starting building in Novato in 1960. For thirty-four years he has been actively engaged as a land developer, builder, andreal estate broker. During this period he has constructed over 4,OOO houses, churches, office buildings, and apartments. He has been president of the an Francisco Builders Association, and in 1978 became president of the Associated Building Industry of Northern California. He is highly respected by his colleagues and associates in the industry. A lifelong Lutheran, he and his wife, Rena, are charter members of The Grace Lutheran hurch in Novato. For distinguished service to scouting he was awarded the Silver Beaver award by the Boys Scouts of America. He has been president and a leader in the Novato Boys' Club. For service to the community, Rube was selected as Novato's "Citizen of the Year" for 1974. Rube joined the Novato Rotaryn 1955, and was also a member of the San Rafael Rotary Club .during the time his office was in San Rafael. He has served Rotary for 25 years. He has been on the Board of Directors a num- berof times, was club president during the 1973-74 rotary year, and in 1977 was area representative for area 6. He spearheaded many community service projects, including the construction of, Miwok Park and the Nova-Re Senior Citizens Project. He was also the sparkplug for the committee which suc- cessfully built and sold Novato's dream house, which raised $52,000 for the rotary foundation in 1978. Kaehler, District Gover- nor, is highly thought of by his fellow Rotarians who say he is a dedicated Rotarian who has made sugnificant contributions to his com- munity, and his club. Time extended for FmHA borrowers to file claim ome borrowers who received loans fromthe Farmers Home Ad- ministration (FmHA) to buy new homes during panrts of 1976-77 have been given additional time to apply for compensation for structural defects which may hi/ve occurred in their homes. A provision of the Housing and Community Develop- merit Act of 1979 authorizes those who received housing leans between April 12, 1976, and October 12, 1977, to make* claims for construction defects until October 12, 1990, said Mr. Lowell A. Pannell, State Director. Since October 12, 1977, Farmers Home, the rural de elopment service o te U.S. Department of Agriculture, has offered a program of compensation for con- struction defects to its borrowers who purchase new homes. Borrowers can file claims for 18 months after they puchse homes. If defects are noted in an FmHA financed home,the borrower first should contact the builder or contractor who issued the builder's warrantyto try to resolve tbeproblem. If problems cannot be resolved with bulders and the defect "directly an significantly reduces .the useful life or habitability ofte dwelling," borrowers should contact the nearest FmHA County Office. "Compensation can be made for defects which affect the basic components of a dwelling, such as its foun- dation, basement, walls, floors, framing or roof, or the heating system t water supply or sewage •dsposal system," Mr. Pannell said. FmHA has advised its field offices to notify by letter all borrowers who may be eligible to file compansation claims during the extended period. The letters will in- form borrowers how and hen they may apply and explain the types of defects covered. During the IS-month puled affected by the extension, FmHA fianced for ImHA borrowers and could be eligible under theprngram. The remaining homes were purchased from the existing stock and do no qualify for te program. "Up to, $5 million is available natonwide for compensation or structural defects during fiscal year 1980," Mr. Pannell said. "However, the number of complaints is small. As of March 12, only $220,064 had been expended for 121 diaims. He added that in fiscal year 1979, $I million was allocated for the national program, but $383,188 was paid for 229 claims. The Home Ownership Program of Farmers Home is conducted, through 25 county offices serving every rural county, in California. The Agency's Rural Housing Program, includes home ownership, rental houseing, farm labor-housing, and*site development, is budgeted at over $131 million for th state durin f'uw.al year 1980. New look for wine labels Summit offers "Vineyard Select" wines in popular Wine-in-A-Box and glass pacaging. Only those grapes that meet Summit's high' standards create "Vintage s00e00t" wines. The "Vineyard Select" stamp appears on Summit's new labels. This stamp assures the consumer of quality wines. Summit now packages its popular Wine-In- A-Box in a striking white container. The new label illustrates wine swirling into a shimmering glass. Cam- pleting the new label is an eye-catching logo depicting a lush vineyard scene, rolling hills and the Summit peak. The logo and "V'meyard Select" stamp appear again on Summit's line of glass packaging. Historical data and serving suggestions compliment the handsome new labe. California premium Chablis, Rhine, Vin Rose and Burgundy comprise both the Wine-ln-A-Box and glass line. Prepared and bottled by Geyser 4, Peak Winery, Summit supplies free wines at reasonable prices. Birth Clark Craig and Susan Clark are proud to announce the birth of their second son, William Richard, horn July 6, 1980, at Healdsburg Hospital. He joins an older sister, Jennifer, and brother, Robin. Proposed regulation for truckers The California Highway Patrol is proposing a regulation which would • authorize the temporary• grounding of truck drivers who fail to maintain driving logs or who exceed driving hour limits, Commissioner Glen Craig said. The regulation will be considered at a public hearing August 21, I0 a.m., in • the Employment Develop- ment Departmen.t, 722 Capitol Mall (Room .4065;, Sacramento. Craig said the proposal is "stringent, but recent ac- cident findings, based on both California and national data, . show that, truck driver fatigue and inattention are responsible for an alarming number of accideflts." Present California regulations limit the number of driving hours and specify leg requirements for drivers of vehicles subject to motor carrier, regulations. Violations typically have been subject to citation. "That's not enough," Craig noted. "The accident potedtial is too great. We want the authority to take drivers from behind the wheel if their legs aren't current or they have ex- ceeded their allowable driving hours." Regulations now provide that truck drivers can be on duty for a maximum of 16 consecutive hours, and can drive no more than 12 of those 16. An eight-hour rest mtt follow a 16-hour on-duty period. Driving logs must be current, although Craig said drivers will be permitted to update logs no more than 16 hours in arrears to avoid being placiout of service. The relationshop between truck accidents and sleepy or inattentive drivers has only been the subject . of speculation until now because accident statistics typically don't capture that kind of information. The U.S. Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety recently looked at this problem in analyzing 497 truck and bus accidents which occurred belween 1973 and 1976. Eighiy-seven percent of truck at-fault accidents resulted from driver actions and 13 percent from mechanical defects. Almost half (42 percent) of the driver-caused accidents were traceable to sleepiness, dozing, inat- tention or momentary distraction. Through its new MAUl" (multi-disciplinary accident investigation team) ap- proach, CHP has identified several catastrophic ac- cidents in which fatigue was a factor. And, during the first quarter of 1980, CHP com- mercial officers in Northern Division .(located in Redding) investigated 28 truck ac- cidents on I-5. Eighteen were at fault of the truck drivers, and of these, five were caused by a sleepy or fatigued driver and five more may have been caused by similar factors. Lung Association of Redwood Empire More and more millions of women are pouring into the workforce. Whether or not they smoke at work varies according to heir on-the-job responsibilities, says the Lung .Association of the Redwood Empire. There is a slightly higher rate of smoking among women in so-called blue collar jobs (39 percent) compared to women professionals, technicians, teachers, and other groups (34 percent). For men, the difference between these two Continued on page 8 • City Council Cmtinmd from page I WEED SPRAYER Purchase of a new $2,214 • weed sprayer from Lampaon TraCtor, Geyserville, was approved by the cotmcfl. The sprayer was requested by the public works depart: merit which has rented a sprayer previously. Ad- ditional areas to be sprayed, including the new extended airport runway, were cited as the reasons the sprayer is needed. ADJOURNMENT The unusually brief 40 minute meeting was ad- journed to the* August 12 meeting. Reuben Kaehler, District Governor, to be gues speaker at Rotary luncheon July 31. *Added crime prevention Continued from page I Meola they would use it. two Mr. Meola Supervisors Brian Kahn crime worked with." Supervisor and Eric Koenigshofer Despite Helen Ruddee questioned, favored the sheriff's proposal position, "Why aren't they picking up as a sensible way to cut board and going on with the burglary losses. Supervisors McDermo tt program? We do these things Helen Putnam and Nick and see if ( over and over and then we Esposti joined Ruddee in contribute lose them," Ruddee said. declining to fund the $27",000 McDermott said if there program, which would have is toreturn was something from John one deputy, a secretary and answer for • Energy Fair Continued from page I will award a $25 savings bond for the best of show. Ribbons will also be awarded. Entries in the Energy and Harvest Fair are limited to residents of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties and will be accepted until Septembe r 4- For entry forms, premium books or information, write the fair a P.O. Box 445, Cloverdale, CA 95425 or phone 894-5790. Montoya requests that people specify whether they want harvest or energy entry forms and to place their entries early• The Tack Room of Ukiah. Home arts, floriculture and feature exhibit booths will also be up for awards in the harvest section of the fair and tethered balloon and carnival rides will offer people up-in- the-air views of the fair. place cash junior high $75 for students An elementarY *Sunday. morning Fire Continued from page 1 The fire Another fire was reported scrap on Thursday, July 24, just cording to before noon at the Gerdes ment's Wrecking yard at 1000 Gerdes playing Lane in Cloverdale. Three also the units from the Cloverdale fire. Calendar of Events Did you Wed., July 30 know Cloverdale Rotary at Papa John's, 12:15 p.m. • • Alanon at St. Peter's Church, 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 2 Football kicking clinic at the high school, 10 a.m: Man., Aug. 4 Fire Department Volunteers at the Fire Hall, 7 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Board at the Tourist Center, 8 p.m. Square Dance Class at Jefferson School, 7 p.m. St. Peters Altar Society at St. Peters, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 5 Cloverdale Grange at Grange Hall, 1:30 p.m. Cloverdale Odd Fellows at Grange Hall, 8 p.m. Ladies Circle of Druids at Druids HalQ 8 p.m. Driver's License at Veterans Memorial, 9 a.m. VFW & Auxiliary at Veterans Memorial, 8 p.m. that there is an AUTO REPAIR SHOP in works on EVERY make and model vehicle -- domestic?...who has been in business since 1966 same ownership, who employes FACTORY mechanics, who installs all types of fixes dents and models of cars who does ma mechanical repai models of cars trucks? Bet you didn't know .Thoughts 'n Things Continued from page 5 sometimes alone. The IRtlCboy was alone when he brought the stick. So was the little girl who brought the most beautiful, big, fresh, off-tbe tree, sun-ripened peach, all wrapped in a napkin and held in place with a rubber band. I didn't know the child but I can't forget her sweet, shy little look as she knocked at my door and handed me the peach as a gift. I don't think I have ever seen more beautiful gift wrapping than that napkin and that rubber band. I have always wondered if verhaps a parent was missing a prized peach. Joe Chevrolet & ca,, 894-257 u Mobile • Master *Visa 5 % Discount WITH THIS AO Month ]:: .., READ ALL ABOUT IT! -if you're looking for the latest news on a wide variety of items being offered for.sale, you'll find ,it in the CLASSIFIED MARK if you. have any unwanted household items you'd like to turn into CASH-call 894-3339