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Cloverdale, California
September 3, 1980     Cloverdale Reveille
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September 3, 1980

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of the Past BOW ELL i ,t seem 'less you were i things were | in C Ioverdale future and The mayor, resigned city limits having served as councilman for two years since 1937. He was elected for a four year term. Frank Phelps, former mayor, was named to the council. Purchase of a new fire engine took definite form, said Henry Megge, ,4" '  r. i, :! i   spokesman for the volun, from the telephone office teers, which had ac- (Now the Reveille), by Lyall cummulated over $3,000 Neat which will include towards the new equipment, plumbing business office and Estimted cost was about two apts. and another office. $15,000. A new two story building was under construction on West First Street, across At the Blair Theatre Leo Gorcey and the Bowery boys entertained you in "Lucky Losers," plus "Trigger Jr." with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Jimmy Durante and Donald O'Connor starred in "The Milkman" and Johhny Weissmuller was "Jungle Jim" with Buster Crabbe, at 117 First Street Simpson Hardware carried all your needs. F. E.Sohler was the Physician and Surgeon; Dr. E. M. Clayton was the chiropractor in Healdsburg; G. S.. Lander was a general contractor; Mrs. Stephen Roach had a guest house at 435 West Street; Dr. Gordon S. Jones was an optometrist in Healdsburg. The Clover Blossom Beauty Salon was in the Grange Building. Joe's Hotel was the Greyhound Bus Depot and agency for the Rural Laundry and Zellers Cleaners. L. O. Dtsler was a general contractor; E. E. Gibbons was a Notary Public at City Hall. The Preston Store (Phone 5)y)2) featured groceries, hardware and sundries and was operated by Charlie and Nellie Lechler. Nellie now lives next door to the firehouse. Do you recall two years ago when the fire dept. painted her house for her while she was at a con- vention? She thought she was in the wrong town when she came home. Carl Simmons was the publisher of the Reveille and Wests had a trout farm on McCray Road. Next door was an Italian Restaurant called the Lucien Villa. Dr. T. M. Holmes was a chiropractor. At 606 West Street the newly opened Cloverdale Furniture Ex- change and Fixit Shop were Salmon Silver Brite, Frozen Fresh Thawed L lb. QUALITY SAYIN6S TOO / Clorox BIo each c ice Cream Snow Star, Half Gallon S139 IITH 7-00T 00EC]gS rines Ground Boneless Beef Chuck Fkesh Casaba Valenci; ,'.. ?.,' "",.7",.," Cucumbers Melons Oranges 1 ......... ....... , , cr sp, Cool Sweet & Juicy 84 Mac & Cheese J i TasteSpeciaITreat ,, , 5el, ,.80014::,98 :29 "S2-:] "BartleNorthwest t . - LakeCuntYi k Grown ,_. lb.'- .... I  : $ Meat Franks ..... q3s ...]Mazola I  I: ltltd ii co,. of,-,. ,-., I n . .....  .... spa _.-.- .=,. ,..,. ) --wr Rn mbo Bologna" ,% - JI m " 69 dts ................. spa . 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(see) Frank Tileston, Jr., and if you wanted some plants or advice on landscaping you went up to 53O West Street across from the High school and talked to Charles and Eva Snellgrove. If you needed tax service or ac- counting a new service operated by Robert Collins and Edward DeLaTorre located in the old jewelry store owned by Parkers across from Lampson's garage. Electric service was provided by Bensons at 109 East Street and a self-service laundry opened between the garage of Redwood Motors and the surplus store, under the ownership of Henry Manse. Clem Butler was Wednesday, September 3, 1980 - Page 11 voted as the new Mayor, and the council installed Mrs. Stephen Roach and E. J. Groom to replace Pat Costa and Kenneth Burkes on the planning commission, and councilman Gambetta, Phelps and Goodman were placed on the cemetery board. -In 1951, days of long ago were celebrated whe. some local residents decided to stage a bicycle race. The owner, Amos Elliott, of the covered Wagon Ranch loaned Francis Sweeting a ladies tricycle for the race. She was all decked out in a black taffeta dress with sonstache braid (beats me what it was, too) black and white sailor hat, petit point carpet bag, high white shoes, black lace fan, and black and white parasol with ivory handle-no less off in pursuit was officer Buck Bochm on an elevated cycle. The chase was all over the main part of town and finally the finely attired cyclist was apprehended in front of city hall and given a citation for speeding, ex- ceeding five miles per hour ! At last report she had not appeared in court and it was surmised it was one of those cases where a winsome smile softened the police officer and he tore up the ticket- remember that buck? Anyhow, folks had a great time seeing the sight and it's too bad some brave soul doesn't try it today, any one have a couple of bikes? The biographies are rolling in and we are tickled pink (whatever that means) so keep up the good work and look for a notice in the near future of an open house day where those who have a problem with their history will have all their questions answered. If you need help call us. Mental Health yester(iay, today and tomorrow To learn more about mental health problems, which afflict one out of every ten persons in the United States, we recently talked at length with Dr. Stephen H. Frye, director of the mental health services for Sonoma County, about the growth of mental health problems in California and its counties. We also talked to Brian Kahn, Sonoma County Supervisor, who serves as liaison to Mental Services and to staff members of two local residential treatment facilities, all of whom con- tributed important facts and thought provoking ob- servatious to this very im- portant subject. In our interview with Dr. Frye, we asked, "Is California's population more mentally disturbed than people elsewhere in the United States?" The answer to that question is "unequivocally yes," ac- cording to Dr. Frye. "If one looks a t the suicide statistics," he said, "one finds that California has an average of 17.9 suicides every year in California than the national average. California is, without question, a state whose population is troubled with a substantial degree o mental disability. This, compounded by the lack of resources, illustrates the extent of our problems today." Maybe a look back will offer some insight as to how we got where we are today. The roots of mental health services in California, can be traced back to the mid 1940's, when the State's Mental Health Department held it's first symposium on mental health for county health of- ricers. Other roots which still persist were in politics, when Governor Earl Warren in 1949, pressured by State Hospital interest groups, convened a conference on Mental Health. In the previous year, Congress had enacted the Mental Health Act of 1948, in response to emotional needs of WWII military service personnel. This act funded local physchiatric services. Sonoma County's first Mental Health Clinic opened in 1949, in Santa Rosa, with a staff of three. It was not to become a county government agency until 12 perilous years later. Up until 1957, most persons in California who became mentally ill were sent to one of the large mental in- stitutions, such as Sonorna or Napa State Hospitals. It was in 1957, the State of California passed the revolutionary Short-Doyle Act, in which the state and county began sharing the cost of local mental health programs. Originally, the state paid 25 percent and the counties 75 percent, in 1961, the shared cost was 50-50 and by 1968, the state funded 90 percent and the counties covered I0 percent of the cost. The Short-Doyle Act produced a dramatic change in California's Mental Health programs when it began moving patients from state hospitals to local-based mental health facilities. "In Senoma County we have supported community based treatment for a long time and our records indicate that this is more effective and economical than state hospital placement," state Dr. Frye. "We cannot do without state hospitals but with the appropriate local alter- natives, we can minimize dependence on the state in- stitutions." The alternatives within a community based psychiatric program include an acute care hospital, convalescent level of care called skilled nursing facility, half-way houses, and board and care homes in addition to private facilities. In Sonoma County, today, the local programs include a range of support services such as out-patient follow-up treatment, day treatment programs, special activities programs and a variety of other support programs. "Problems in California have developed as a result of a marked reduction in state hospitals without a com- mensurate development of satisfactory alternatives in the community," said Dr. Frye. '"]['he result of this is that many patients are now receiving the treatment they There is a critical shortage of beds in California for the mentally ill person. F from a 1978 report California has 31 mentally ill in-patient beds per 150,000 persona compared to an average of 113 per 100,000 persons in other largely populated staes. "California is now 30th of the 5O states in per capita for mental health funding," said Dr. Frye, "It- is in- conceivable to have a state as rich as California provide so relatively few services for the mentally ill. It just doesn't make any sense at all." "California is also 32 percent below the average of the seven largest states in per capita fundin_g," continued the Mental Health Director. This means we have a huge deficit. It also means people in need of acute treatment and hospitalization care de not get either. "One of the major gaps in our present county system is the lack of a skilled nursing facility for the mentally ill. We also lack a convalescent hospital for these persons. In addition, the outreach program in the Healdsburg- Windsor area designed to serve the Mexican-American population, is unable to meet the present need and in Rohnert Park, the fastest growing area in Sonoma County, we have a very limited outreach program." Brian Kahn, Sonoma County Supervisor, who was appointed the supervisorial liaison to the Mental Health Services Department several months ago, also commented on the program's fiscal Hmitations. "After reviewing the mental health services budgets and talking to staff members, it's clear to me that there are two key elements in our mental health picture in Sonoma County: 1. Our efforts are innovative and cost-effective and are helping a great many people. 2. Despite these positive efforts there are simply not enough funds available to adequately meet our mental health needs." Still, Dr. Frye believes our local program has been ef- fective. "Overall, the county's mental health services have done a tremendous job with the limited resources we have available. Proof of this lies in the result of a comparative study done by the "Technician Report' which showed Sonoma County's administrative and hospital costs to he much lower than most other California counties."