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One that everyone at any age will ebjoy. Anello got the idea of inviting tim Vietnam Green Beret Veteran while liste to him during an American Legion Press Association conventlonn recently. AneUo dares anyone to attend the program and come away without enjoying every minute of it. According to Aneilo, every high school student should hear the program. An effort was made for the American Legion Post to sponsor the program at the Cioverdale High Scheol with free ad- mission for all, but he is so much in demand that his schedule would not permit it. S128 .Ib.H Full Blade Hal/ $138 Ib.I Ildlad Itemt Caret k 00,s199 s116 Ib.i lib. II Ikossdb Reast 8tdp Steak .,qN Reast mn  ,,,,yusoAcm wei r w nws Ore Ih Boast Frier Thighs == Trmml Rex SW f-mma Fnm Ttmmm 4.09. Ueelde s2m So, the post will now offer theprogram free to any student, no matter wha age or from what school. However, to defray the cost of renting the Citrus Fair auditorium, a nominal charge of $3 will be charged for adults only. It is hoped that everyone in Cloverdale can hear the program dl After the post's regular meeting the gavel was turned over to Don Auemtberry, Commander of the County Council, who conducted a meeting at which representatives from all Legion posts in the county were present. The County Council is urging all Legionnaires to attend the Special Olympics to be held at Sonoma State Hospital on September 27 at 8 p.m. Any local person, L,ionnalre or not, who is intm'eated in at- tending is asked to report to Ed Knovack at the hospital for an assignment. The meeting of Post 293 will be held on Wed- nesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. The post has accepted three new members in the past two months. H you feel you are eligible to join tae largest Veterans organization in the nation and the most active in Cioverdale, please call 894-5107 for ad- CNIt  Canu.  e 5 fmnsMm m4t, I Otmc.s 7 Vegetables 84k. Fmnm. Com. MIM4 Vqe- Ice Milk L,xeme,  Golton w Te Z Ittors 005-1K Flour walrs ditional information or be present at the regular meeting. On Wednesday, September 24, the post will sponsor the richest Bingo game in town. If you feel lucky or just want to spend a couple of hours with some of the nice people in town, be at the Veterans Memorial Build/ng on Wednesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. Glimpses of the Past By JACK HOWELL As the railroad provided transportation for the populace who had been- confined to the horse and buggy, it opened up new frontiers and points of in- terest for folks to visit; it also provided a boon to commerce as wagons were slow and time consumming in their travels and required feed stops for horses. The first railroads were wood burners and also required stops to take on supplies for fuel and water. Soon these water i Red Delicious w-300001 Eltra Fancy, Lunchbox Size j M---ushr000i Cantaloupe o--19 Bell Peppers GmMfm orin Peaches Swee0 md J-y lU4 Ib, Large Celery Carrots LakeCotmW'sF,rmst C.p Top - 37 Crts Q DeltclouSBaked Stalks m or Fried ea.v lb., towers were a common sight along the railways as the thirsty boilers of the engines needed replensihment, especially on long grades where a full head of steam was required. Wooden trestles built over gorges and canyons reached to precarious heights and tunnels were hand dug or blasted out with dynamite. Many times they built through almost impossible mountain ranges. Snow tunnels also were built as giant slides and often closed the tracks in the wintertime. Transcontinental railroads were achieved by 1869 when he last link was closed at Promonotory Point. The railroad over the Sierras was built by Chinese labor im- ported by the "Big Four" in San Francisco and opened up the west to passenger service ad supplies from the east, which heretofore had been done by ships on long, tedious and often fatal journeys around Cape Hope in Africa and required many weeks to complete. San Francisco became a graveyard for many vessels, especially during the Gold Rush when crews deserted to the gold fields in search of riches. Peter Donohue built the railroad north from San Francisco to a terminous in Cloverdale in the 1870s. Here there was a large turntable where the engines were turned around and headed south again. Cloverdale soon became a popular resort town and the railhead for produce, wool, tanbark, lumber and passenger service to the North Bay cities. By the turn of the century many resorts were in evidence in the area including Alder Glen Springs and Pop McCrays. Stage lines ran from her north o Lake County to resorts like Bartlett Springs, etc. In 1905 an account ap- peared in the "Reveille" that might be of interest to the readers: "Modern railroading has driven the passenger conductors' lan- terns almost out of use. Years ago the pride of a passenger conductor was his latern. At that the cars were not as brilliantly lighted as they are today and the ticket taker was obliged to carry his ianternon his arm in order to see the pasteboards as he passed through dimly lit cars. At the time the con- ductors indulged in con- siderable extravanganee in the matter of lanterns, some of them were gold or silver-plated, the upper part of the globe was colored blue and the name of the owner was engraved in the glass in Old English letters. At the meetings of the Conductors' HouseJts to a,ghkm  4" Pot, JUt Eggs Pie Sheh re.ten t.lsm Oem eo Pw ,,. J'/s) 8kmc Fmum. P*m,tL td t tnc.  m  Ounc 85 59* = Wednesday, September 17, 1980 - Pae 11 Bruce Sievers to appear in Cloverdale Young, imaginative Bruce SieveI-s is an ambitious writer who casts away the traditional processes for writing to let his feelings flow as he experiences the course of his own life. Several years ago and just discharged from the Army, the former Green Beret carried his suitcase to a Maryland freeway on-ramp and put out his thumb. He was tired of military life and bitter about a country that he had almost lost faith in over the most controversial war in history. He was searching for freedom. Hitchhiking, travelling 45,000 miles, criss- crossing the United States in his search, he found much more. He found America, its people and himself...and his freedom. He wrote of his experiences in a diary that has so far produced five books of the most profound contemporary poetry of our times. His poem "America" became part of the United States Congressional Record on July 3, 1974, thanks to the efforts of Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., who praised its maturity. Since that time, the interest in Bruce Sievers and his work has kept him continually in front of audiences where he praises the wonderful ep- portunities, beauty, freedoms and rewards in America and diligently warns of its in- ternal enemies. He has carried his message to colleges, high schools, women's clubs, grammar schools, private parties, fraternal organizations, TV shows and nightclubs. Wherever he is allowed to speak, he lays down a social enlightening message about America that is sobering, patriotic and redeeming. Bruce wrote "America" for his father, General Darel Sievers of Weatehester," California, a deputy com- manding general of the ard Army Reserve Command and head of the L, Angeles Police Department's Tactical Planning Division. He wanted his father to un- derstand what he had learned about this country, its people and beauty. Bruce'S book entitled "An American in Love with His Country" ea'emes an in- dividual's desire for friend- ship, success, marriage and selft. There's a social statement; sire a yem but mature and responsible look at America's political scene. A gentle and warm poem about parent and child love, some philosophy and two ,novin patriotic works that will swell the ladde of every American that hears them, regardless of race, color, creed or conviction. Ten altogether that truly reflect "An American in Love With His Country." He has carefully set his goals for the future. "I want to be the poet laureate of the United States." One brlet encotmter with his wrlth and yon can easily see that his goal is well within his reach. James Bruce Joseph Sievers is coming to Ooverdale on  9, U=ough e00orm ot Jo.q00 Aneilo and other members of the American Legion, Win. Russell L,edford Post . He will give a performance at the Citrus Fair Bldg. I I I I I I I Association, manufacturers would arrange a great display of costly lights at one of the hotels. Some of the conceits in the lights were unique and the prices ranged from $25 to ten times that amount. The glass and platings were kept in a highly polished state and none dared to meddle with this part of the ticket punchers equipment. Conductors still carry their lanterns; that is, they are ready for use but nothing like it used to be, just another part of the passing parade. I wonder what airline stewardesses carry today that would be compared to the conductor's lantern? Perhaps their compact. Also, a part of the conductor's attii'e was his decorated and colorful cap and the railroad watch that kept perfect time and was always secured to a gold chain usually adorned with a fob denoting his lodge affiliation. The most famous fob was the Elk's tooth, usually set in embossed silver with the owner's name. It was his pride and joy and noted his standing in the I I community. This bit o4 jewelry was usually passed down to his children u a keepsake. For you railroad buffs, thee is an excellent railroad museum east of Fairfield en the road to Rio Vista open only on the weekends and- manned by volunteers. Tbwe is a charge for admission and a number of old timers are in service for a ride into the past. In Sacramento at "old Town" there ls a tmique railroad museum wherein you carry a gadget with you that when placed to the ear, at numbered locations, tells the sory of that purtioulm' display. All are contained in an old train shed with ticltet office and waiting room. They are also tmflding a superb railroad museum nearby. "Old Town" is worth seeing as is the Governor's mansion and Suttet Fort. Next time you are at Asti take a look at that unusual train waiting room with its fancy turret. More on railroads later and associated nostalgia. I I IIIII I Historical Society News As of this writing, the Cloverdale City Council has unanimously agreed to support the depot project and a committee will be formed for fund raising and over- seeing the project. Santa Rosa restoration ar- chitect Dan Peterson was most helpful with his in- formation, and many thanks to Lillian Berg who has done considerable research and wqrk on compiling in- formation for the initiation of this project. As the depot is already a registered landmark, work can now be started for ap- plication for grants and matching funds. This decision appropriately came at the time I was compiling information for a railroad article and it is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we are able to relay thLe important decision to the public. The conference of California Historical Societies is having a sym- posium in Eureka the eekend of September 26-28. Many guest speakers will highlight the weekend with dinner and a special brunch on Sunday, September 28, at the famous Ingomar Club. The former Carson mansion). A tour of Humboldt Bay and a walking tour of "Old Town" and a visit to the museum, plus a luncheon in Arcata and speaker on Saturday are on the program. Reservations must be in by September 17 and motel accommodations at special rates can be ob- tained from the Historical Society or send check and reservations to: Humboldt County Historical Society, R. Chalmers Cricton, President, P.O. Box 30154, Eureka, California 96601 Registration fee, $1.f; Friday dinner 18.} (tax and tip included), Saturday luncheon 4.75 (tax and tip included), Saturday banquet 9.25 (tax and tip included), Sunday brunch 8.60 (tax and tip included). Fort Humboldt and Eureka bus tom., gL75, Bay cruise 2.75. Old town walk, no charge, Clarke Memorial Museum, no charge. Motel rates may be obtained from Cloverdale Hisorical Society or writing direct with your atlon. Sign up for Brownies nowl Would your daughter like to go on a campout? See "The Nutcracker Suite" in San Francisco? Make a fuzzy owl? If so, she'll be happy to know that Cloverdale Brownie-Girl Scouts do this and lots more. Registration for girls interested in Joining our rejoining Brownies will be" held on Thursday, Sew tember 18, at 7 p.m. in JeL- ferson School cafeteria." Parents of Irls in llt, ed and :k-d grades  invited to come and find out abo, the Cloverdale Brownie Troops. For further information call SN4215.