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December 17, 1980     Cloverdale Reveille
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Page 2 Wednesday - December 17, 1980 __k / The Clover'dale 00l00veille t00eyservtlle" Press Established 1879 Established 1934 usf;s .t o Published every Wednesday ups ,, zoo 112 West First Street Cloverdale, California 95425 (707) 894-3339 Gary L. Fawsan ....... Publisher ,Bill Sonnensclmin ..... General Manager Janice ,Corey .......... Editor Yearly Subscription Rates Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties 9.00 Elsewhere in the United States 9.50 Editorial A LittleTown ALITTLE TOWN is Where you do not have to guess who your enemies are your friends will tell you. A LITTLE TOWN is the only place on earth where people past middle age are called by their flret names when they saunter down the street. A LITTLE TOWN is where everybody knows everybody else's car by sight and also where and when it goes. A LITTLE TOWN is where few people can get away with lying about theyear they were born. Too many other people can remember. A LITTLE TOWN )s where people with various ailmentscan air them'lroperly to sympathetic ears A LITTLE TOWN is where, when you get the wrIg number, you can talk for fifteen minutes anyhow. A LITTLE TOWN Is where the ratio of good people to bad people is something like 100 to 1. That's nice to remember. A LITTLE TOWN is where it is hard for anybody to walk to work for exercise because it takes too long to stop and explain to people in cars who stop and offer you a ride. A LITTLE TOWN is where city folks say there is nothing to do, but those who live there don't have enough nights in the week to make all the meetings and social functions. I I A LITTLE TOWN is where everyone becomes a "neighbor" in times Of need. A LITTLE TOWN is where businessmen and women struggle for survival against city stores and shopping centers. A LITTLE TOWN is where those same business men and women dig deep many times to help with countless fundraising projects. A LITTLE TOWN is where it is nice to be when raising ,a family. A LITTLETOWN, is where you don't have to lock your doors every time you leave the house. A LITTLE TOWN is where many teenagers say there's nothing to do and then are surprised to learn that their big-city peers are saying the same thing. A LITTLE TOWN, when all is said and done, is a nice place to live. Editors Note: There are two points worth repeating, and we all should remember in the above item when we are planning to Christmas shop," A LITTLE TOWN is where businessmen and women struggle for survival against city stores and shoooina centers. And, A LITTLE TOWN is where those same businessmen and women dig deep many times to help with countless fundraising projects. How very true! Remember? i i Letters to the Editor Help 00ed As we find ourselves making plans for .the c, delntion of -istmas with family and friends, we are asked to help soma of our local families vhu4e income is extremely limited. Six years ngo the idea of a clearing house for all elagible " families ad- mintmete# by the C/nmty Red Cross was conceived and it has worked well ever ILqce..All county agencies, oecvice, organlsatious, and local communities have cooperated and given'of their time and resources for this succemdul project. werl persons search for buys of nonperishable items through the year making it pomdble to stretch me money gin, furt00r. For t. past several years our Geyserville eom- munity organizations have each contributed I5. If your let would permit an increase it would be gratefully accepted. In- dividual gifts are .always welcome and nmke up clese to half of the amount needed. Them gifts are tax deductible and may be made out to: Geymm'vlfle ChriltLan Church; clearly marked, Christmas Food. Some of ,the young people will help with the of the foed stuff or, Money, December n,.at a paeldng shed in Sebmdopul (volunteers are welcome). The final per family will take place December  at the Cladstian Church at I p.m. The designated families will come betwe 4 and e p.m. qo0d a.ed e0000mg, bot00b00t Itm,, mini to are alw needed and dtributed at this time. It hn'ther information is needed, please do not hmttate to call me. Cheeks may be mailed directly to: 11)9 Ind- pendencV Lane, Geyser- vllle, California 96441. Is-s00t. With appreciation for ,qs00ort. chin, 00mpue Cemtty Vohmteer C"as Coerdhmflq Ceetbmee Cloverdale fever Editor: The followng letter was written to The Cloverdale Reveille six years ago. Would you reprint it please."Dear Editor: "I cannot let this holiday season go by without telling you how much happiness you have brought into our lives, yes, I mean the Cloverdae Reveille. For about four years now, my husband and I have been spending the Christmas season in Cloverdale as guests of Lester and Ruth Phillips at 703 Geysers Road During that time we caught the 'Cloverdale Fever' and fell in love with your town. We even feel we know many of you as Ruth would save copies of the Cloverdale Reveille and we would sit here in smoggy southern California and read your paper, and then the 'fever' grew worse, and we would dream of someday moving to Cloverdale. "When the 'fever' was at its peak, we would put our dreams into action, and after 15 years in the refrigeration business here, we put it all up for sale, just to move to Cioverdale. But- in two years time, nothing happened. My husband Iecame discouraged, and felt Cloverdale must not need us. Last Christmas, 1973, the Phillips again invited us for New years, and when we woke up and saw that beautiful snow all over the ground we again caught the fever, even worse than ever. We returned home loaded with copies of the Reveille with renewed determination that moving to Cloverdale was our goal in life. "My purpose for this letter at this time is to let all the residents of Cloverdale know how lucky all of you are to live in such a beautiful, wonderful little town. If you doubt our word, just spend every day driving on these smoggy Angeles freeways; your nerves will be so uptight that you will decide as we did, that living on nerve' pills and tranquilizers is no way of life. You will thank. God everyday that you live in a beautiful town, where people care about people. Now for the end of this letter, "God must have gotten tired of listening to us pray morning and night that we would be able to reach our goal, because guess what, all of a sudden our business sold, our house sold and we are busy this joyous holiday season packing our belongings to move to Cloverdale, not for a visit, but Io our own home at 675 Geysers Road. "If any of you have become discouraged because you did not have enough money to spend this Christmas, just remember, material things in life mean nothing. It's the love we have in our hearts for our families and for our fellow man that counts. If you have that, and you are privileged to live in Cloverdale, then you have everyUng. In the hustle and bustle of smoggy southern California, we did not find this, but We do hope to find it in Cloverdale. God bless you all, and a special thanks to the Cloverdale Reveille for the happiness and en- couragement you unknowingly gave us over these past few years. Bob & Doris Hill P.S. : The holiday soan is here again and I want the Cloverdale residents to know they helped fulfdi every dream Bob had of Cloverdale. His five years and eight months here as your refrigeration man were the happiest of his life. We learned to love the town andits people Thanks again for your friendship and for sustaining me since his death. I'm only sorry we didn't get out of the smog many, many years ago. Doris Hill Admlrmtion and tlwnks Editor: In your October 29 issue of the Reveille, you had the Inquiring Photographer asking six leaders of the church "What hope do you see in the orid today?" Five gave the old answer, "prayers and faith," Only one of the six had the courage to spell thal out. "To love they neighbor as thyself, and people of every nation, creed and race, must work together to solve the world hunger problem, and the threat of mutual genocide by nuclear weapons should lhinking caring people of all nalions to demand peace making policies from tbeir leaders," if not more defense policies. My admiraion and thanks ,u Rev. Kersey for his honest and thoughtful an- swer. I would like to suggest thai the article would merit a repeal. Yours, Ben Marcus Horse for fiddle Editor: Since ! enjoy the Cloverdae Fiddle Contest, and since I have been lucky to be the oldest fiddler, I decided to give a brief summary of how I got started fiddling. I think it was about 1898, that my brother Irvin Ingram traded a horse to Tim Thomas for his fiddle. Irvin taught himself to play, then in 1901 when I Was 10 years old, lrvin taught me how to play secondon mother's old organ, Irvin told methat when we played for a dance we had to play good steady time, and never miss a beat. In the spring of 1906, I had a badly cut foot, I borrowed Irvin's fiddle and taught myself to play while lying in bed. We shared the fiddle for several years, then Irvin's fingers got stiff so be gave the fiddle to me. lstfll treatmre it and still play.. I never went in for fast hoedown music, just steady dance music. Waltz, two step, three step, so- hottish, polka one step, quadrille and barn dance. We specialized in good danceable music. I want to compliment Bob Quam for his handling of the fiddle Contest. Both Dec Quam and (Aunt Edith) are very efficient, l am Iookig forward to another fiddle contest, January 10, 1981. Alva in&qra m 1980, McNaught Synd. New General Manager appointed for Reveille and Press I Bill Sonnenschein has been appointed the new general manager of the Cioverdale Reveille and the 6eyaerville Press and will also handle the advertising sales. Sonnenschein's pre- decessor, Tim Tanner. has taken the position of production manager at the Rohnert Park CLarion. "I'm excited" about the challenge of managing a community newspaper," Sonnenschein says. "I am committed to improving the quality of the paper." His first goal is to in- crease the circulation. "People should read their local newspaper," Son- nenschein says. "A newspaper does more than tell people what's hap- pening in their town. It should he a sounding board for the ideas and ideals of the members of the com- munity." Sonnenscheih's com- mittment to excellence leads him to say that he will do all he can to make the Reveille and the Press complete community newspapers. "But we can't do that ff we don't have input from members of the com- munity," he says. The new general manager believes that a community newspaper should reflect its community. Keep the lines of commumoat|on open. Sonnenschein feels a local newspaper is the best form of communication in a community.. "It's the best place to exchange ideas, discuss how to, improve t Bill Seuemwhetm people's lives, examine ways to promote the area. "'Community news .vers are the back hone of journ. alism." The new manager is also dedicated to increasing and improving the advertising in the newspaper. "We need money to make many of the changes necessary to improving the paper," he says. Yet Sonnenschein goes on to point out that advertising is essential to the local business community. "A weekly newspaper can he, should he, a service to that community," he says. "No town can survive without local services, and a newspaper _that can help insure that local business is healthy." Sonnenschein,who iS .arried and has two iJIren, feel well suited for ihe job. 'Tin 31 years old," he says. "I feel I'm young enough to grow with a job, yet experienced enough to understand the problems that may arise." Sonn.enscein says his experenee includes positions at the Press Democrat, Ibe Santa Rosa News HeraM and two small television stations. He also taught at Santa Rosa Junior College for four years, and was asstant to the Public-. Information Officer at the college before that. Among other, jobs he held, Sonnenschein once managed music groups and developed a  ency City CI Corn By BARBARA I wish Cioverdale the slide show dale Historical on last night 11) at the was fantastic! fun to see all Cloverdale in Les Herring Howell were and often extra was made by members. promote the History Book published in The City thank the of the stalled at the Broad Street dale Boulevard. have such citizens step Our dog tags liceostng have delivered yet! me that the ordered from day,,, shut staLaUon of They're day shift trying on their orders have all their customers by 1900. So the start to sell until we get tags. As soon as I get VII do a the paper, so eyesopen. City Hall has bali rolling for Highway 101 Street to for the Citrus on Februa ! 4 sending a requesting CalTrans. All work takes time, Happy holidays for a variety tertainment acts. "I also education has invaluable says. Sonnenschein holds an AA SRJC and a nalism and an MA communicaions, San Francisco University. , Sonnenschem of two college and was variety of other and persuasive For the past nenschein has own consulting Santa Rosa. suited organizations relations adve public newsletters. "But I am my new job," newspaper my true love manage a area as gr groat. This feel I belong. I' A Christmas Crime "Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Under the tree lay the gifts piled high, Temptation enough to catch any thief's eye. The windows and doors looked tight as a drum, However, the burglars, they're not so dumb. Down at the door with nary a rattle, The spring latch was slipped with no sound to tattle. Into the house a.d away with the loot, As fast as greased lightning the burglar did scoot. Findng it easy and wanting some more, - He grabbed up his tools and hurried next door. Slipping and prying he found to his dismay, A shiny, large deadbolt was barring his way. Away Io the window he went on the lv. Tore open the screen and gave it a pry. He pried and he pulled 'till his knuckles wi But no progress was made 'cause the In the window he noticed a sign stating clear, "Neighborhood Watch Has ,Already Been Here." All lhe shaking and knocking the sleeprs did Still safe in their home by precautions they'd taken. They ran to the phone, the Sheriff they did hearken, Telling them where the culprit was parkin'. Delated and dejected by pickings so lean, The crook was just leaving when As they carted him off, the crowd heard him say, '*By good locks I've been foiled, now they'll lock Have a merry, burglary free Christmas From the-Sunoma County Sheriff's Office.