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Page 10 - Wednesday, November 12, 1980 Glimpses of the Past By JACK HOWELL Everybody's first im- pression is not the same but when travelers go through a town they notice things. Basically, from what I've heard, people generally have a good first impression of ye olde towne. There are, needless to say, many improvements that could be made. At any rate, the town did not always please the eye as the following portion of an editorial by Mr. Sparrow denoted in 1882: "There is nothing that strikes the stranger hen entering a city or town more favorably than to see neatness and friendliness, it fines in the mind that the inhabitants are tidy, industrious and have an eye to the sanitary conditons of the citizens. Cloverdale has a great deal to fix up before she can even be satisfied with herself to say nothing of the im- pression she makes. Being railroad terminous gives the stranger a bird's-eye- view of the town, however, during the summer our streets alone would- prejudice anyone from taking a fancy. Eve rytime a team passes, the air is filled with dust which is not only odious but argues poorly for the enterprise of the place. The sidewalks up and down our business blocks are the most varied we've ever seen collec- tively, every breadth, heighth and slant, Perhaps a citizens committeewill be formed to remedy the situation." . .__ Whether the citizenry took exception to Mr. Sparrow's disertation is not known, but it is a fact that the wooden sidewalks which were IS-inches above the curb were indeed removed at a later date which left a step-up in practically every place of bminess. Watering the streets was ac- complished by the tow marshall. At any rate, we should be happy there are payed streets in our time, a blessing we take too much for granted, I'm sure. The editor, however, was quite pleased toreport that lathe first annual report of Italian Swiss Colony, located on the old Truett Ranch, showed that the colony owned 1,393 acres of land valued at from $5 to $70 per acre. They have planted no less than 400,000 vines besides 4,000 fruit trees. Profile: Andrea Sbarboro was a far-sighted man of great enterprise who for- med an association of stockholders among, the Italian-American im- migrants in San Francisco that sooff made it possible for them to buy the lands in Cloverdale that eventually became one of the largest wine producing areas in the world. He" was also responsible for building a power plant on Sulphur Cloverdale in the early 1890s. Creek that gave power to Asti and part of Cloverdale in the early days, later known as the Cloverdale Telephone and Light Co., and later as the Snow Mountain Power Co. The greatest contribution to the wine industry by Sbarboro was his work promoting wine as a tern- perance drink. He argued all the way to the hallowed halls of Washington that wine as a food, taken with meals was a logical and useful foil to drunkness and intermperance. He com- bined with Horatio Stoll in 1913 to make motion pic- tures on the California wine industry and proved that it County wide meeting on Aging set for Nov. 20 was not a tool of the liquor interests. He even proposed an epitaph for his own gravestones that read "Here lie the hones of Andrea Sbarboro who first sowed the seeds in the halls of Congress which caused the removal of drunkenness from the United Slates." He passed on to that great vineyard in the sky in 1923 Mr. a t the age of 83 which helped Sulphur prove his point that wine inspecting used as a food is healthy. In while addition to all these ac- tumbled tivities, he was the founder which of the Italian-American Bank in 1899 and controlled bumps. interest in many building and loan associations. Vignettes almut local citizens was popular in papers in the 1880's here are some: M. D. Conway has started a white laundry in Cloverdale, we shall watch his progress with interest; Reuben Sink has been ap- Pro I$ on ,the Cloverdale Now" book biographies slowly. All organizations sent an inquirY pointed pastor of the Regi might be wood City Congregational Church; of $307,000 due for taxes, Sheriff Dinwiddie has collected all but $500; Mr. Worth has a house full of boarders numbering, some twenty, he will attempt to enlarge his house. The Cloverleaf Literary Club will meet at he home of Mr. I. E. Shaw. publication. in this as possible. December IS I This is a family and Say Yes A countywide meeting on the 1981 White House Conference on Aging will be held Thursday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center, 415 Steele Lane. Jeanne Goff of the Sonoma County Mental Health Department. will chair the meeting which is sponsored by the Advisory Council of the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m., with coffee being served. A free luncheon will be provided, but donations the Advisory Council of term care, control of are accepted. Sonoma County Retired medical costs, tran- "The meeting is of vital Seniors Volunteer Program sportation and housing. concern to all senior citizens (RSVP). Dr. George Participants will have the of Sonoma County. It is Robertson of the Geron- opportunity to engage in their opportunity to be tology Program at Sonoma frank discussion of the heard to express their State University will issues, and make recom- views on the direction of the highlight important aspects mendations to the general White House Conference of the coming White House meeting. should take on problems Conference. County Board An important part of the and issues of concern to the C h a i r m a n E r i c meeting will be the election aging," according to Golf. Koenigshofer will five the of 15 delegates and 15 welcoming address, alernates to a regional Keynoting the meeting Those attending the conference in Oakland, will be an address, meeting will be given a January 24, and a state "Enhancing the Quality of choice of workshops to coherence in Sacramento, Life for Senior Citizens," by attend: quality of life, in- April 26-28. Those elected Catherine Flinn, member of home care services, long- Continued on page 17 Native Americans to have access to pools SUPER MARKETS OUm IliAJml[ SAV$ |2 r ALL** J BAVARIA GERMANY 750 So. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale, CA Mon.'t 94 Sun 10-7 As a result of a ineeting today between Colonel Paul Ba itwich, Jr., district engineer ai the U.& Army Corps of Engineers' San Francisco District, and a delegation representing "both the Warm Srings Guardians and local Native Americans, the colonel agreed to allow Native Americans and their guests to use the Skaggs Springs hot pools for cultural and medicinal purposes during daylight hours when the contractor was out working in the area. This is to be done on a "case-by-case" basis, as the area has been closed to the public since clearing operations began there last Monday. The pools are located on government property at the Warm Springs Dam and Lake Sonoma project site, northwest of Healdsburg. Unicon Construction Cor- poration is now in the process of clearing the more lhan 400 acres of federally- owned land that will eventually be inundated when construction of Warm Srpings Dam is completed. In giving his consent to all lhe NaUve Americans for access o the hot .springs, Bazilwich stressed that each person using the area will be required to sign a waiver of responsibility, Iotally absolving the government and the clearing conlractor of any blame in case of injury. Access into the area is exlremely precarious at this time, he said. "Anyone using the hot pools will do so at their own risk," he added. As to when the pools are expected to be inundated, he could only say the "exact date depends on the rate of rainfall and completion of the dam." The Warm Springs Guardians, a local organization, has at tempted o gel the government to proect and preserve the pools, known also by lhe Pomo name of Ka Ho' Wa Ni, as a recreation area. Colonel Bazilwich assured the delegation that the hot pools would not be "in- entionally bulldozed out of exislence" as feared by Mr. Trembly. However, Bazilwich underlined the Corps' responsibility to complete the he project as quickly as possible and pointed out tbatohls reftll o allow pubhc access to site was due Io a concern for the safety of those who lravel inlo the area. "Once the projecl is completed, and under normal operations, the hol springs will be under more #han 100 feet of waer." he said, adding lhat ii would herefore be economically and pracl ically unfeasible l o azemp o preserve the pools. Among those aIlending =oday's meeling were Bevan Trembly and Louis Korn of the Warm Springs Guardians, as well as Genny and Harold Marrufo and Laura Somersal of local Pomo ribes. Add Charm and Beauty toYourTable at a Price You Can Afford Bk.,e Ptem T  Keene seeks presidential nom,nation reform, Only 00Penfohu/na special Legislators from all 50 convention delegates, who e a n d i d a t e e a r r i e s -- Continue work on states will study pmible reforms of the presidential nomination process, California State Senator Barry Keene announced today as he accepted ap- pointment as chairman of the committee which will conduct the study. "The present system of state conventions, caucuses andprimaries-- starting almost a year before the national conventions-is too long, too expensive and too likely to produce mediocre candidates," said Keene, the new cha/rman of the Ethics, Elections, and Reapportionment Com- m,nittee of the National Conference of. State Legmlatureso Keene (D-Mendocino) said the 100-member national committee will consider at least two pomible reforms: -- Regional primary dates. States in each .rion might agree on a com- monnate for their primaries and caucuses, giving the voters of each region more influence over presidential nominations than any one state has now. Regional primary dates spaced a few weeks apart could reduce total campaign time and costs, Keene said. "- The 60-40 convention plan. Primaries and caucuses would select 60 percent of the national would be bound to vote for the candidates they first endorsed. Elected officials and grassroots party leaders would make up the other 40 percent, ;,vho would be free Io vote for any candidal es. "The regional primary dale .plan would rely on stale cooperation, not federal legislation," Keene said. Each participating state would simply shift its primary of caucus date to the regional dale, without changing other state procedures, he said. " The first states to agree on a regional primary date might be in the west, he went on. Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter had virtually secured their parties' nominations before mosi western states' primaries this year. Keene said a western regional primary would make it unlikely for any but the strongest candidates to "lock up" Republican or Democratic party nominations before westerners have a umee to vote. "A 60,40 convention plan might combine the. best points of the open- convention rule advocated by Senator Kennedy and the bound-convention rule advocated by President Carter this year," Keene said. "Under a 60-40 plan, if one the primaries over- whelmingly, that candidate would be guaranteed the nominal ion. "But if one candidate carries the primaries only narrowly, and the-party's elected officials and grassroots leaders over- whelmingly believe that later information officials and grassroots leaders overwhelmingly believe that later information in- dicates another candidate would be better, the national convention would be open enough to allow a choice," Keene said. Keene said the national Ethics, Elections, and Reapportionment Com- mittee will also: - Review state legislative ethics laws to help states upgrade their fair-political- practices rules, conflict-of- inleresl standards and open meeting requirements; - Establish a national reapportionmenl in- formation clearing house and cooperate with the U.S. Census Bureau to help states r'edisl rict Iheir congressional an stae legislative seats in 1981; and drafting a model elections code based on the best features of each state's election laws. Keene is the chairman of the California State Senate's Elections and Reapportionment Corn-, mittee and was a Kennedy delegate to the 1980 Democratic Natonal Convention. Ill I II Correction In last week's edition of the Reveille, we reported lhal 1he owner and emo ployees of the Natural Look on West First Street dressed in Halloween costumes and handed out lollipops to their customers and trick-or- trealers. This was in- correc{. The owners of the Natural Lk and The Hungry Hutch Sandwich Shop and Dell on N. Cloverdale Boulevard hired Checkers I he Juggling Clown and Cragmeyer the Wilch Io visit each class at Jefferson School and the downown area of Cloverdale and pass out candy wilh Ihe compliments of lhe *wo businesses. TOWARD THE PglhHASE OF THIS WtEEK'$ FEATI ITEM Set of 4 Coaster/Ash Trays Our Reg. Discount Price ...... $6.99 Coupon Savings ............ 1.00" Your Price (with coupon) $5.99 In the pattern of your choice COUPON GOOD THRU Nov. 18, 1980 ALSO AVAILABLE ft(  ,oAL, IN FOREVER SPRING PATTERN *If fN 1 Now, for a limited time only, you can acquire a full service of elegant Johann Haviland Ba- varia Germany Fine China at remarkable sav- ings of over 40% on a simple, convenient lay-away plan that will easily fit your weekly budget. With each $3.00 purchase you are entitled to buy one china saver stamp for 99". 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