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129, 1982 Cloverdale, Sonoma County, California Vol. CIII No. 39 Since 1879 25 cents Happy 1 04th (andone week) Della! Oland was one year old, the Cloverdele Reveille Sweetheart of Manzanita Manor. Both staff and fellow patients n. And if you look at the masthead, you could, are loud in their praises and unstil3ting in their Jove for this "s age - but we can taft you that this grand remarkable woman.  !, yeats and one week old today. She's the Photo by Mike OIliffe She lived tn the same town as Jessie James. "A handsome man . . but wicked," she recalled this week. Della Dorland ts one hundred and four years - and one week - old today. Della is this month's resident of the month at Manzantta Man- or. Her birthday last Wednes- day was celebrated with a cake - and a six-pack of beer! Not so agile as she once was, she's still sharp. What does it feel like to be 104? "It feels like I'm 104," she replies with a laugh. Back in the 1870s, m Mis- souri, beer "was for the men- folk" but over the years Della has developed a fondness for the Drew. Beer pancakes are a favorite. Are there any secrets tn at- taining this age? "I've done everything I can think of that's nght," she said, adding that she didn't start drink- ing until 1899. Della, who s described by Manzanita administrator Alleta Figoni as "an amazing lady," said she isn't all that interested in the vast changes that have taken place during her lifetime. Back in 1925 she and her husband Frank (who ded n 1961 ) drove to the Los Angeles area tn a modeI-T Ford. She isn't too sure when she moved to Cloverdale, but she's lived at the Manor since December, 1979, when her heanng and wson became impaired enough to prevent her living alone. Sweet-tempered and alert, Della enjoys going out to lunch occasionally and took part earlier this year tn the Citrus Fair. She was the only one of thirteen patients who walked onto the bus under her own steam! Other patients and staff mem- bers are full of Praise for Della. A samphng of comments: "She's remarkable!" "She's like a book, you can learn a lot from her There's nothing she can't tell you. Did you know her father was killed by a gunslinger? She used to live in the same town as Jessie James The stage coach, the Indians, and all kinds of stuff like that are part of her life." "She's a wonderful lady an example to all of us to live up to (not that I expect to be 104, but it's a goal anyway)." "She's just a sweet-heart. Everybody loves her. When she doesn't want something, she lets you know t. Very stubborn at tmes " 'She's sweet and knd." ,ng drivers who Groundbreaking a "'ploy'" says Vandagriff l00ed win tPraise injured rucker Politics rears its head over bypass atesi Jr. was re- le hospital Sunday now recuperating ty fatal truck ac- mber t 8. nine days in the SOme of that tme '1 the Intensive Care e Reveiile Monday ring wheel hadn't was reported I.he left spnng un- it axle that went. ,t?aused me to go to snap The double rig then slammed into his cab, trapping him for about 45 minutes. The steering wheel was prob- ably "the only thing left intact," he said. Scalesi credits some 15 to 20 passing drivers for stopping and helping him get out of the cab. In particular he ment+ons a Timber Realization security guard, whose name he doesn't know. "That guy really helped" With his numerous injuries, including broken ribs, damaged kidney and hver, and left eye ("1 can't see out of it too well"), he believed that Scalesi expects to remain off- "bumpy" road work from his truckdriving for I Caused the spring about six weeks tip... :hey wanted more COuncil has been plied information on arson - said the We Tip anti- to be this nation's fastest grow- ration for its recent ing crime - which has resulted Jtion. in 142 arrests involving arson 1 request was for damaged a fires which total of i" Councilmembers $11,181,935 worth of prop* i:Was asking too erty. city of Cloverdale's 1 ice manager Bon- that support from t rnade it possible +'= Counterattack a- Im t We Tip has sup- to law enforce- "S resultirg in and 1 70 con-  been over $52 :. illegal drugs and ," Tozier wrote 2.! COuncil . crime 'is now e Drogram which c"Ymous witnesses  Supplied. Accord- :' We Tip has aided  arrests and over for burglary and We Tip has sup- Councilmembers were of the opinion at a recent meeting that citizens were now inclined to provide information without any monetary inducement. For those who did need encouragement, it was decided to contribute the $300. Cloverdale's by-pass prolect is turning +nto a hot poibcal ssue. This week Vice-Mayor Marie Vandagriff charged that State Senator Barry Keene "con- trived" the groundbreaking cere- mony last August as a re-elec + tion ploy She said she dec+ded to com- ment on the matter after being nformed that Keene is credited - in one of his television com- mercials - with obtaining the by- pass "Keene got $2 5 mdlion ap- propriated for the grading to begin on a S29 mflhon project (the low bid com+ng n at $1 9 million)," Vandagriff said "There is no other money allocated and, in my opinion, none will be allocated after the election." She added that ths was a total waste of the $1 9 million "at a time when our economy is as it s, to move ths dirt around in an area where it is not visible to anyone, even the ct- zens of Cloverdale-" Vandagriff said she agreed with Supervisor Nick Esposti who last week blasted the groundbreaking as a total waste of state money. She said that she refused to attend the ceremony Fundraiser A fundraiser for the Sara Geer Reward Fund will be held this Saturday (October 2) on the lawn next to Lorraine's Florist store at 470 South Cloverdale Boulevard. Gold medal for Bandie Zinfandel The Cloverdale Wine Co., located on Cherry Creek Road, won a gold medal for its 1980 Bandiera North Coast Zinfandel. Only 13 gold medals were given this year at the Annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair. This was the second gold medal in less than three weeks awarded to The California Wine Company. It's Napa Valley label, Sage Creek Chardonna,y, won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Fair. Retail cost of the medal win- ning Zinfandel is $3.95 per bottle. Bandiera has also just released a 1980 Chadonnay and a superb North Coast Red table wine. last August because she felt t was "a farce" contnved by Keene and Governor Jerry Brown n order to get Keene re-elected "It (the groundbreakmg) was an result to my mtelhgence and the +ntelhgence of the tax- payers." Esposb was also reported as saying that he would have hked the bypass project deferred n favor of others untd all funds were avadable Mayor Jack Domenchelh told the Revedle that t was expec- ted that people would hke some- thing approved, then completed "But it doesn't work that way," he said. "You've got to start somewhere I firmly be- heve that the bypass wdl be corn- - pleted in five years." The Mayor acknowledged that there would be a new ad- ministration in Sacramento and therefore it was hard to make predictions "The Reagan administration was for freeways, the Brown a- gainst. But if State Senator Barry Keene is re-elected - and I think he will be - then we'll keep on him to get it finished. Domenichelli added that the City CounciW'at all times, in all its resolutions and communica- tions to Sacramento" had used lhe word "freeway" and not "'expressway. Councilman Stephen Cong- don said he also beheved there was pohtcal motwaton behind the bypass, but ths wasn't necessarily bad. "Tm n favor of getting the prolect started as soon as pos- sible, but I know we'll wat a long hme for full funding And I think we'll lust end up with a two- lane expressway - that will be the final thing." Councilman Angelo Scales said that the cty has been pushed around on the bypass issue for over 20 years. "'What do they want to do wth Cloverdale?" he asked. "They're always kicking it a- round." Scates said that the state took funds appropriated for the Cloverdale bypass some years ago m order to build an over- pass n Santa Rosa. "What can you say?" he asked. Vandagriff said she was in- furiated with Brown and Keene and hadn't known that Esposti shared her strong feelings on the subject. The Vice Mayor noted that more than $25 million of the cost would have to come from federal funds and "everyone knows the federal government s funding very few highway projects." On the eve of a very tough electon fight for Senator Keene, she said, "the Governor sud- denly found a paltry $2.5 mil- lion to make t look like Keene had done something. "They have been running the show n Sacramento together for eght years and they have done nothing in that time about the bypass - which has been badly needed for more than 15 years." Cloverdale has the first stop right north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101 ". and s the scene of tragic ac- cidents because speeders fail to slow down when they reach the city " Councilman Clifford Snider was on vacation until two days ago and unaware of the latest controversy. "1 won't comment in depth at this time. beyond saying I don't think there was political motivation as the project has been on the drawing board for years," he said, adding that "the timing" could have a po- litical bearing. Dr. Snider said he would fam- iliarize himself with the situation this week. I H Weather Date Hi Low September 20 87 1 21 92 55 Sq)tlmber22 92 58 8eptd)23 83 62 8eptmnber24 80 62 Septand26 81 56 Sepwndw26 77 53 Rainfall - Season to date: This year .72 Rain .10 Last yw .36 Index Cutting the dbbons ............... page 4 Thoughts "n' Things .............. page 4 Clerk's Comer ................... page 6 Mike's Place ..................... page 6 Manta Kitty ............. pages 6 and 161