Chula Vista Star-News from Chula Vista, California on September 26, 1971 · Page 20
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Chula Vista Star-News from Chula Vista, California · Page 20

Chula Vista, California
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Sunday, September 26, 1971
Page 20
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Th e s econ dJim e or o in of THE STAR-NEWS Sunday, Sept. 26, 1971 B-5 ReGylihg county s is noth i ngnevi n - Him dine Service saivagmero Deration fen South Bay men in sea readiness test County typewriters never die; they don't even fade away. -They r go to -'Baron'1--Sutowski-at the County Operations Center! Here they are either sold, or recycled into a county office where - someone needs a poundable'typewriterr not a glossy, secretarial-perfect machine. ' ' . "THE YOUNG FOLK talk about 'recycling' as if it were something new," says Walter (Baron) Sutowski, . property and salvage coordinator -lor San Diego County. , . j' ' "This office 'has heen ,in the recycling business ever since I started here 17 years ago. .Nothing that comes In here is wasted; it's either 'sold or . put back to work." . ' '; : He points to paper-filled cardboard boxes piled around the edges of the warehouse. "We even sell old computer print-outs and out-of-date invoices as used paper. The county institutions that feed people, such as Juvenile . Hall, even let us sell their tin cans, grease and bones to companies that recycle wastes." Sutowski and Carl Gerde-started" working together in the county salvage operation 17 years ago, and they agree that there seems to be a market for" everything, no matter how bizarre it is or in what condition. . . - ONE OF THEIR "duties is listing and labeling with a county number every new piece of equipment and furniture the county purchases. But this is routine. What "makes thisowork interesting is that everything a county office discards as no longer usable, either worn out or completely outdated, is -sent to Sutowski and Gerde" "lor" disposal. " - Some items can be, sent to other county offices and used . there especially furniture. Sutowski- reports that in. fiscal 1970-71 more furniture 'appraised at $47,000 "at Used-furniture prices was put back into county use. THROUGH THE YEARS, Sutowski and Gerde have handled some ex traordinary items, pne of Baron s prize memories is of the 500-lb. boar raised at Rancho Del Campo as part of the juvenile farm work therapy. ' He finally found a buyer for the animal, Jhen on the way from Del. Campo, flf a sharp curve, the boar knocked out the . sides of the new owner's prckup Hruck, got loose, and' . was re,captnred4nly after a wild chase. A lot of livestock has changed hands through the salvage office. Cattle, . mules, and hogTTaised or used (as work animals aVajfjylt . honor 'camps or Del Campo find real disposition. "EVERY ITEM we have for sale is sold individually, never by lots.- We want to be sure that every taxpayer has a chance to buy, and of course we want to get as good a price as possible," says Sutowski. -, - I "S C?i i . 1 , r i i f if Xf : i ELDERLY COUNTY JEEP BID AND SOLD Walter Sutowski (r) and Carl Gerde " ' '""Everything Is 'sold where is, as is, and this seems ;to .build buyer confidence. Take county autos we sell. ' We never wash or vacuum them or paint the tires. The buyer knows that what he sees sitting there is what he . gets, with no fancy priming." The policy seems to work; Sutowski says they often receive higher prices than a used car dealer would get. "Everything Is available to county offices first," explains Sutowski "What we can't put back intd county service is then offered to the public on a sealed bid basis.' "We try not to ketp 'things . very long; we don't have the storage space. ( We reserve the right to refuse any bid if it's, too low. Of course, to judge the bids, we have to keep in touch with all the various used merchandise markets." J - LAST YEAR, sales of merchandise out of his warehouse put $138,000 back into the county general fund. - This -figure doesn't include - items returned to work which otherwise would have been replaced. . Nor does it -count items used as trade-ins by the county purchasing , agentv Often a better price is received as a trade-in than when sold to the public. "When county institutions and bf- fices clean out closets, we really -get some prizes," Sutowski reminisces "We can literally say we have everything from soup to nuts; once we had several cases of - surplus government soup turned in. ; "Then there were the trousers, size 48 waist, that the Honor Camp couldn't use. . ; " "Around the office here we're still, using part of a couple of cases of Crystal .White laundry soap someone found. Piano, portable dishwasher, any and all kinds of office equipment, tires, trucks, and tractors we get. them all." THE SALVAGE OFFICE has built up a list of more than 5,000t buyers living from Seattle to Mexico. stating' what each is interested in purchasing. Sutowski and Gerde let them know when items in which they are interested are offered for sale; the potential customers trust the county to give them a fair deal. . Ten South Bay area men . a I L,. -participating . in - a readiness and operational te s t . aboard the anti-1 'submarine warfare ' aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga in the Pacific. - They-are-P03C rRollie- E . Stone, husband of the former Pamela Stranahn of National ; City; P03C Arnold Neubauer, . son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Neubauer, Sr., of 836 Elm Ave., and husband of the former Katherine Mehl, all of Chula Vista. P02C William Bailey, husband of the former Lora Mahoney of Imperial Beach;' P02C Douglas Wallace, husband of the former Judith Fetters aboard ship Petty Officer Third Class James B. Fetters,' husband of the former Miss Olga E. Orozco of 1045 E. Third St., National City, is now serving aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Duluth, at San Diego. Andaya aboard ship - Petty Officer First" Class" Tomas R. Andaya Jr., husband of Mrs. Carol A. Andaya of 98 Sherwood St. Chula Vista, is now serving aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Duluth, -at San Diego. Lanham in basic Pvt. William E. Lanham, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lanham, 71 Florida St., Imperial Beach, arrived at Ft. Lewis, Wash., to begin eight weeks of basic training at the U. S. Army Infantry " Training Center. - Kindoll of Imperial Beach; " " " P 0 2 C " Duane Archer,. ; husband of the former Connie Garrison of Imperial Beach; P 0 2 C Thomasi Savage, husband of Mrs. Georgia F. Savage of National City. P03C-iJarryr Dr Utleyr-son-of Mr. and ' Mrs. Gerald D. Utley of 2223 Hemlock Ave., Imperial Beach; P01C Felix R. Navarro, Jf., of 1949 Ilex Ave., Imperial Beach. P01C Flor C. Navarro" of;. 4097 Alcorn Ave., Imperial Beach, and P03C Billy H. Burton, husband of the' former Terry Anderson of Imperial Beach. . li ' . " 1 t' ' i- 111. ,:i ; 'ilk : s( 1 & ? w mm$ f mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmKmmmim nwmww mmm m mt wwmwii d lEtawHM tucdpc A R11YPR POR EVERYTHING. EVEN THIS Odd figure used to show lifting effects on man s back . , At a national confab na" Mrs. Edward Bertrand, convention of Emblem Clubs president of the Chula Vista in New Orleans starting Tues- Emblem Club 415, will attend day. 1 , m it-i, I,H tIlU": Vit "'('"'!' " "'-'i ! vti 7o ! r-t i. OfliSflG EUROPEAN DELICATESSEN i COLD CUTS W Mad locally In San Ditg ABSOLUTELY NO SUBSTITUTES SEXVEO DAILY: Htorty GERMAN lunchti. HAVING A IAR8ECUE? Pick up our BRATWUKSTI Newly Arrived Imports ldrhoin Dirndl Drti Eddwtib Gtrman Gritting Cardi MANt f I JIT 319 THIRD AVE. Ph. 427-043. (TORE HOI BS i Dlly 10 a.m.' till 7 p.m. , Friday till t p.m. . Cloied Sam. IMoiJ.. i I i SEACORD Marine Pvt. X R. Seacord, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson R. Sea-cord of 168 Second Ave., Chula Vista, was graduated from basic training ' at the Marine Corps Re-emit Depot, San Diego. He attended Southwestern Junior College, Chula Vista. GALINDO Marine Pvt. Sergio R. Galindo, son of Mr. Ramon Galindo of 240 Norton Ave., National City, was graduated from basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. He is a graduate of Sweetwater High School, National City. Freye wins award ' S-Sgt. Allen E. Freye is a member of the 1969th Com-munications Squadron at South Ruislip Air Station; England, which has earned the; U.S. Air:, Force Outstanding-Unit Award. -' -He is the son of Mr. and "lli-s. "Wallace Hf Freye,"' 185 Sierra Way, Chula Vista. : Freye, a 1961 graduate of Chula , Vista High School, attended Southwestern College, Bonita. His wife is the former Janice K. Letts. Duffy decorated . Army Specialist Four John J". Duffy Jr., , whose father lives at 1634' E. 11th Street, National City, received the air medal near Phu Bai, Viet- nam, for meritorious service while participating in aerial flight in support of ground operations in Vietnam. Helicopter unit changes command In cemonies at utiperial Beach. Naval Air Station, Cmdf. Warren E. Aut, was relieved after a 14-month tour as commanding bfficer of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Four (HS-4), by Cmdr. A. L; Trygsland. . HS-4 is the helicopter squadron that became known for its pioneering work in recovering astronauts) of the " Apollo space program. The squadron's famous "Helicopter 66" Is still distinguished by the painting of five miniature space capsules on its jiose one each for its role as prime recovery helicopter during Apollos 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13. . Cmdr. Aut was the pilot of this aircraft for the Apollo 12 operation shortly after he reported to HS-4 as executive officer in September, 1969. , n vi , OS I - mm$iMMm " """ r ; ..',1 PETERSON - Petty Officer First Class Donald R. Peterson, husband of the former Miss Patricia A. Vargo of National City, reenlisted in the Navy while serving with the . U. S. Taiwan Defense Command, Taipei, Taiwan. E e - ivnw w'-" V - ' ii i i fir "Jf ! ' IS. V s s CHIEF WILLIAM SMITHEY of Chula Vista Fire Dept. gets ready to put fire gear en preschooler Jonathan Windhurst. during visit to station. 0 Preschoolers registration opens at South Bay YttCA Mrs. Sue Miller, Director of South Bay Family YMCA's Preschool program, announced registration is now open for the program beginning Oct. 4. The program, at the South Bay YMCA facility operates Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday offers a program for boys and girls 3 4 4 year olds from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and for 4 'a & 5 year olds from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Program Includes music, art, story time,' field trips, playground activity, reading rliness, science and cooking. - L "- ' Interested parents may come to the South Bay "Y" for additional information and registration. iN;ii!ieiiiiiii:i'iiiiiiiiiiiu RECOMMENDED BY PHYSICIANS J U up PERMAMEUTLY REMOVED by professional REGISTERED ELECTROLOGISTS SAN DIEGO Advanced Methods Electrolysis Clinic DAYS. EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS Oil FOR A FREE CONSULTATION 286-1601 llliipill! - . . ........ I V Whitewalls add $2.00 5xV I 7 HI Pr tire. Aaa sof f 1 . JJX Fed. tax per tire. . f ( J ' m ' I l - iw - m 1 ii ii.. I... . - Alvarado Medical Center 6505 Alvarado Road 11' I I if V in I II fill Open Friday 'til 9 p.m. CHULA VISTA 646 H STREET 426-6770 NATIONAL CITY 820 HIGHLAND 474-5561

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