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Page 2 - Wednesday, October 1, 1980 Clovefdale c-P00qveille Geyservdle Press Established 1879 Established 1934 usps tt, 0o Published every Wednesday  ,, 0 112 West First Street Cloverdale, California 95425 Gary L. Fawson ....... Publisher Tim Tanner .......... General Manager Janice Corey .......... Editor (707) 894-3339 Yearly Subscription Rates Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties Elsewherein th/e United States Editorial Too much dependence on government We have a habit in this state-in the whole nation, for that matter--a habit of turning our problems over to the government. We're hooked. We're a society of government service dependents." It's not the recipients of services who are the real users. It's not the deaf, the blind, the mentally retarded or the physically handicapped. It's not the emotionally disturbed father or the deserted mother or the confused and angry adolescent. It's not the abused child or th neglected grandparent. They're the recipients, not the real users. The real users are the rest of us, who use government services as a substitute for individual and collective action on a direct and personal scale. We allow problems to develop in our families, our friends, or neighborhoods, or businesses and our communities--and then when those problems reach crisis proportions, when they're so obvious they can no longer be ignored, we hand them over to the state or federal government and say, "Here, you deal with this. It's too much for us." We've all heard of practitioners who get a reputation as a soft touch for prescriptions. You just go to one of them and complainenoughabout almost anything, and he'll write you a prescrip- tion. The Department of Social and Health Ser- vices has gotten a reputation as a soft touch. They deal in programs rather than pills. They;re pouring a billion dollars a year into management of crisis, in programs, and they culd probably double that and still not get a handle on the problems. If people in our society--not the government--began putting that sort of effort into foster dependency. As we rely more on government agencies to handle our problems, we become less effective in dealing with them ourselves, as individuals, in families, in communities. We lose our skills. We forget that there ever was another way. Somewhere between the ideal of domestic tranquility and the epidemic of crises we now encounter--somewhere between those two ex- tremes lies the ground where this action has to be taken. It's the ground of common, every day human experience and it's the legitimate province not of state and federal government, but of in- dividuals and groups of individuals. It's the area where people can most directly help influence and depend on each other, as individuals, parents, families, relatives, friends and neighbors. It's the area where people can realize the power of group action and still retain some sense of personal identity--in community organizaton, churches, schools, businesses. It's the area we'll all have to put our thought and effort into if we're really sincere about our desire to lessen the hold the state and federal government has on our lives. We hear alot these days about resurgence of patriotism and pride in America - usually related to global events. We can experience a similar resurgence of pride in our families, our businesses and our com- munities if we startconfronting problems directly instead of letting them blow into crises and then handing them over to the government. It may be as simple as turning off the TV to spend some time wth a child, or driving an elderly attacking the root cause of these problems neighbor to the grocery store, oraskingemployees then we'd begin tosee  real improvements, a if they're as ,overwhelmed as they seem. reduction in the incidence of alcoholism, fewer If we start doing enough of these things, we'll no abused children, less crime, less family strife, a doubt see a lessening of our dependence on better life for the elderly. But as long as government services. And we may even find that marginally effective, crisis-oriented services are we enjoy doing them. And eventually may save provided it will erode personal responsibility and many of our tax dollars. -- JC I I Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11 Next week is Fire Prevention Week, October 5 - II. Cloverdale students in kindergarten throu third grades will be among two million youngsters nationally who are par- ticipating in the Junior Fire Marshal proffram. Spon- sored by The Hartford Insurance Group and l)illey- Insurance Agency, the - year old proam provides basic fire prevention and fire safety information to cldldren aged five to nine. The Junior Fire Marshal program's goal is to reduce the estimated 7,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries caused by fire each year in the United States. According to Dong Dmey of DiUey In- surance Agency, spommr of this year's program, "Fire experts think that the continuous education of elementary school children can result in an annual ten percent reduction of death in that age group and an equal reduction of child- caused fires." The week-long program involves youngsters in a variety of activities to teach and reinforce the principles of fire prevention and fire safety, especially in the home. The emphasis is on ,ractical information that can prevent fires and save lives when rum occurs. Throu the Junior Fire Marshal News, an eight page, illustrated newsletter featuring "Sebastian Mole" and his family, children are taught how to react to a nighttime, fire and what to do If clothing catches fire. The newslettor also con- tains quizzes and puzzles to test and reinforce what the children have bee. taWjbt. The Junior Fire Marshal program is not confined to the classroom. "One of the keys of the Junior Fire Marshal program is parental support and in- volvement. We think children will take the program more seriously, and learn its lemmns better, if parents show interest and encouragement" said Delley. Parents are asked to become involved in the prod'am by assisting their youngsters with a home fire safety report. The report is based on a home inspection for common fire hazards. Junior Fire Marshal news Iso contains a page for parents, which tlds year focuses on the safe use of wood Stoves. \\; Dr. H.L. Stavn,Optometrist ANNOUNCES Eye Examination Services General Eye Examinations Contact Lenses Visual Training Developmental, Assessment of Learning Disabilities Monday - Saturday 617 Center St.,Healdsburg 411-9416 Children and parents are also asked to conduct home fire drills, to pracice the "drop and roll" technique for extingldshi clothing fires, and to install smoke detectors in their homes. Each student who com- pletes the home fire safety report will be given a Junior Fire Marshal membership certificate and a bright red plastic fire helmet. "The success of the program can be demon- I Window Fashions by Marylynn Amann and Jim Vlasak Bothe Sister team strated, in part, by the actions of youngsters who are identified in the Junior Fire Marshal Fire Heroism Awards," said Dilley, By BARBARA PEUGH City Clerk Goodnews, citizens! We now have an Animal Control Officer again. His name is John Stroud and he will be working"tk Animal C6ntrol position as la-time. He is the General Service em- ployee recently hired by the City to do miscellaneous jobs, such as water meter reading, animal control, small repairs, etc. He will be working the Animal Control portion of his jobs on different shifts but you can always leave a message for him wth police dispatch, 894-2521. John attended the County AnimalControl Seminar and is readying his schedule to take on these new duties. He specifically asked me to rem;,d citizens that Joverdale does have a leash law. This is taken care of by Ordinance 276, Amendment 1-77, and in the body of the Ordinance, in Section 3, it reads as follows: Any dog "which is found at any place at any time not under the restraint required by this ordinance, or upon private property of a person other than the owner or persn having custody or control of the dog, in violation of the requirement of this or- dinance, is subject to im- poundment, and shall be impounded unless taken under immediate restraint by leash, or chain, by a person who has the right to control or care for such dog. John also mentioned to me that he will soon start 014 YEA "Tfl ERE IT F00E-ELECT .TIt00H Y CARTE00.., \\; City C door-to-door convas asking we can if dog owners have their of dogs licensed. He will be is becominll this as his other duties and the permit. So make sure your, few puppy dog is legal - and sure have l maybe with a lot of effort, you, The investi occurr'ed area One d Hall Road. like open the doors Once mostly master room ar such as televisionS, cash, gums I expensive curing during while away a vacation. reported been thousands Anyone about the contact Hutmacbet! citizens who to call the number (! ( Muster Team to hold parking lot sale The sale will be held on the parking lot behind the Cloverdale Fire Depart- Yard sale lovers will find their fundraisers for ment beginning at I0 a.m. Anyone many treasures at the equipment and main- Saturday, October 4, and. items to Cloverdale Muster Team's tenance on the depart- will open again Sunday at Kassie second parking lot sale ment's 1929 American- noon. Closing time both Pick up October 4 and 5. LaFrance pumper and days will be 4 p.m. can be financing to make the trips The Muster team to the musters. representSFire the Cloverdale lI Department in various LIVE statewide firemen's musters. They're offering the parking lot sale as one of "Each year scores of I  "  I i  youngsters from across the * , := country are considered for the awards for their heroic responses in dangerous fire situations. Many of these children credit their reactions to the lessons they learned in the Junior Fire Marshal Program." I PUT YOUR BEST FURNITURE FORWARD Many factors come into the selection of , room's background. In choosing draperies, ask whether you want to draw attention to them as a dramatic focal point, or do you want them to be urzBive? If you have quality fm'nishin that create their own decorating drama, or perhaps a collection of cherished mtiques you want to put on display, then play down your baclqFound. Let painted walls and draperies match and make them subdued in color, like natoral-color llmm draperies that blend into walls of the same hue. Avoid hold colors and patterns in this situation. Instead of the visitor's eye stopping at each color change or eye- tchiag pattern in the bac, thegaze will instead attracted to the furnishinSs that become the center of attention. Whatever your need, you'll find the perfect choice in drapery fabrics in our selection. Bring in your measurements, or call to see samples in the convenierce of your home. V, t" I Asti Oak RESTAURANT and Dell -Special with this ad COMPLETE DINNER ,s,, Rib= '4N Includes: salad, vegetable, entre, french garlic bread, coffee or tea and dessert. Exp. Oct. 7 ANNOUNCING The WINNERS of Our First FREE Drawing- 1st Prize - Dinner for two, Gene Marini of Healdsburg. 2nd Prize- Case of Beer, Anita Lopez. Winners to be announced Weekly. Take Asti Exit off 101, Right at Stop Sign, Right Again on Asti Store Rd. 894-2856 , i F Private, Academic, openings in its class held in the Villa Scholarship aid is available, call 433.2917. Cloverdale CAbinet & Linoleum !19 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-2334 I I I II Silva's 111 Broad St., 894-5206 c Vl COLOR PRINT TRY OUR H ANOY DRIVE-UP WI