Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 3, 1979 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 3, 1979
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June 3,1979 J 19th Vc-ar No. 99 aj Ukiah Daity * Journal ""l ^Bjj^ .-, Ukfjih, AAtndocIno County, CaHforrtla ( Parade, Firemen's Muster photos on Pages % 8 24 Pages — 3 Sections—15 Cents Johnson crowned Rodeo Queen, Concord sweeps Band Review Melltsa Jane Johnson was crowned 1079 Spring Festival Rodeo Queen Friday evening, and two bands from Concord marched off with the sweepstakes trophies In Saturday's Band Review and Parade. The three-day celebration winds down today with the second day of Firemen's Muster competition at 10 a.m., a destruction derby at 2, and Butler Amusement carnival opening at noon at the fairgrounds. . The muster will be held on S. School Street between Seimlnary and Clay. Oates open at 1 p.m., and the first of five events In the destruction derby start at 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds arena. Admission Is 13 for adults, and 11.50 for students and children under 10, Miss Johnson, 20, is a 1970 Ukiah High School graduate, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CM. Johnson of the Rainbow Ranch. Named princesses were Karen Lynn Enzler, 19, a 1977 Ukiahi grad, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ed Enzler, and Mary Whitlock, 10, a junior at Ukiahi, and daughter 1 of Edith Whitlock. All three are Ukiah-born, Results of the band review competition appear in a separate story. There were only two float entries in the parade — Century 21 Realty and the Presbyterian Church — and both received participation ribbons. There were no awards for autos or fire company entires. In equestrian competition, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Mounted Posse won the trophy for best mounted group. The following other awards were given, Western Working Ladyi Arlene Jensen, first; Mona Smith, second. Western Working Cowgirls Michelle Turner, Fancy Dress Western RMert Jeimette Jensen, first; Karen Dare, second; Mary Whitlock, third. Novelty: Kellee Armentrout. Arabian CKOiTt/ME: Shelley Phillips Open Costume-, Tuesday Myers. Parade Animal: Merrill Howard. Hortedrawii VeMelei Uo Perry, first; Carrie and Scott Olpman, second. Results of the Firemen's Muster will appear in Mondavi Journal. This year's Ukiah band review pojfjt little problem for local police, woo reported no arrests or lawless Incidents Saturday afternoon. "It was the beat crowl we've had in six years," said one<ppTiee spokesman, who called the. throng "mellow," Police forces were beefed up for the band parade, with most regular officers, reserves and cadets on duty, A spokesman Saturday afternnoon said he knew of no official corwd estimate, but observed that there were "a bunch of people " Minutemen retire Grand Sweepstakes trophy By GLENN ERICKSON The Concord Minutemen Joined with the "British Eighth" for an almost complete sweep of Ukiah Band Review honors Saturday, capturing both the Marching and Grand Sweepstakes. Playing the Alford march introduced In band competition some years ago by Ukiahi, Concord's revolutionary-styled Minutemen scored a review high of 87 IB points. By Its third Grand Sweepstakes victory In a Ukiah Band Review, Concord retires the huge trophy donated by Savings Bank of Mendocino County...and automatically becomes host for the 1960 Ukiah Band Review, which could be held in the late afternoon and early evening. Music Sweepstakes went to Tracy High School with a combined music- effects score of oat. points, playing another Ukiah-Alfard favorite march, "II M jollies." Marching Sweepstakes went to the Minutemen with a high of 355.50 points. Pine Hollow of Concord walked off with the Junior High-Intermediate Grand Sweepstakes trophy, scoring 76.15 points to top the eight-band Junior high field. Pomolita School, led by second-place Mace Drum Major Liz Butts, took divisional honors in its Class D Division, and second over-all to Pine Hollow, with 70.26 points Other divisional winners included: Class E -"Make Way for Music," Orland Junior High. 61 JO; Class C Hilmar, playing "Under the Double Eagle," 75.60) ; Class "B" Capuchino, playing "War March of the Tartars," 86.55, Class "A" —Tracy, 86.30; Class "AA", Clayton Valley, earning 85.50 points with Alford's "Army of the Nile." Ukiahi's Wildcats Marching Band, as host band, did not officially compete for trophies. As first band through the competitionarea shortly after 10am, the band scored 85 65 points, despite 12 Inspection gigs which cost the band 1.2 points on its score. Wtthout the unusually high number of deductions for trousers, instrument condition or position, etc. the Wildcat* would have scored 86 85 points. Winners In the special unit competition included Santa Cruz's Majorette Team; Concord's solo baton twirier) Lincoln of San Jose's tall flags; Pine Hollow's Junior High drum major- majorette, with a score of 86.0; Santa Cruz's military drum major, 90.0; Capuchino's Mace Drum Major, 89.0; and Newark's rhythmic and snappy percussionists, with a score of 76 points. Spectators lined the parade route from Mill and State past the densely populated band review Judging stand and percussion Judging areas almost to the fairgrounds, risking being broiled by a relentless sun, which made marching difficult and caused some discomfort and nausea to marcher* and spectators. As the band review progressed the thermometer row, to a high of 101 degrees Saturday, according to official Ukiah Fire Department records As quickly as possible band members stripped off soaked uniforms and donned teenage favorites —short-shorts or blue Jeans and tank tops —all except for their drum majors and baton leaders, who had (o remain In uniform as more than half a hundred trophies were presented In awards ceremonies at Ukiah Municipal* Park Saturday afternoon Drum Major Plana Thompson and Drill Team members Mary Morris and Tanya Knipplng accepted salutes from winning bands and presented trophies announced by Mendocino College Band Director John Parkinson Only Luther Burbank of Sacramento failed to show for the Ukiah Band Review, other than previously an nounced withdrawn Fort Bragg High School, a tribute to Director Rowland Nietoon and tha Ukiah Hand RtvMw BAM together with thobttfp oi State Ntetaon, Bill Fowler and a host of committee workers Nearly 2 ,ooo youngsters from M schools did their best to win a trophy No school went home empty-handed 1979 Ukiah Band Review award winners Special-Solo Unites MAJORETTE TEAMS (3 to 9 members) - 1 Santa Cruz. 77 50. 2 Capuchino, 76 0; 3 - Anna McKenney (score not announced < SOLO BATON - 1 Concord. 74.50 ; 2 Clayton Valley. 71 50, 3 Hilmar. 65 50 TALL FLAGS - 1 Lincoln. San Jose. 81 0. 2 Clayton Valley 77 tf, 3 Santa Out, 73 0; 4 Concord. 67 0 PERCUSSION - 1 Newark. 76 0; 2 Lincoln. S J . 70 0. 3 San Mateo 69 f> 4 Tracy, 68 0 JR HIGH INT Drum Major - 1 Pine Hollow. 86 0 . 2 Pomolita 76 (t 1 Willows Junior High. 74 50 MILITARY DRUM MAJOR - 1 Santa Curz. 90 0 . 2 Clayton Valley ,88 0 3 Rancho Cotate, 74 o MACE DRUM MAJOR - 1 Capuchino. 89 0: 2 Orland. 88 0 3 San Mateo 87 50 Bands (Elem.-JH-lntJ CLASS E - Jr High. Int - 1 Orland. JH, 61 JO. 2 - Write**. JH, (50 25 3 Anna McKenney. 51 70, 4 Redwood Valley. 49 52 CLASS D Jr High. Int - 1 Pomolita. 70 26, 2 L«e. JH. 62 70 3 Van Bragg. J H. 57 90 Band* (High School) CLASS C I Hilmar. 75 60. 2 Orland, 73 50, 3 Willows, t» 00. 4 Vtinden '»2 50 CLASS B.I- Capuchino. 86 55 , 2 - Santa-Out. 80 80. .1 Lincoln. S J 78 30. 4 Enterprise. 77 80 (LASS A 1 Tracy. 86 30 . 2 Newark. 80 0 , 3 Woodland. 7 > 55 CLASS AA I Clayton Valley, 85 50 . 2 San Mateo. 84 45 3 Mt Diablo. 61 0 Sweepstake* GRAND SWEEPSTAKES iJr High Int ) Pine Hollow 76 15 MARCHING SWEEPSTAKES Concord, 355 50 MUSIC SWEEPSTAKES Tracy, 528 00 GRAND SWEEPSTAKES Concord, 87 15 i Concord retires trophy as Ihree- ome winner > Special Award TEN CONSECUTIVE YEAR AWARD Santa On* J on rail pnoia by Dale Kalkman RODEO QUEEN — Melissa Johnson, 20, was crowned 1979 Spring Festival Rodeo Queen during Friday night's rodeo performance at the fairgrounds - Journal photo by Dale Kalkman. Congress wrestles with i*s own standby rationing plan WASHINGTON >UPI> - Congressmen trying tc draft a standby gasoline raMwnng plan are finding out as President Carter did — just how tough it is to perfect a compromise proposal As directed b> law. Carter drew up a standby plan, designed to meet the wwsl gasoline emergency, and submitted it to Congress earlier this year Facing possible defeat. Carter's energy aides shifted the formula for ration coupons to reflect recent staie- b\ state use of gasoline The changes tipped the scales in the Senate in favor of the plan but the House rejected it Senate IVmocratic leader Robert Ryrd of West Virginia and House Speaker Thomas O'Neill. D-Mass . asked congressional staffs to try to find an acceptable plan And 1 tell you. it is not easy, said Rep John Dtngell. D-Mvch . chairman of a House energy subcommittee ^ start member said. "We are trying first to list the major problems on each side " Somebody said that there are 100 complications to any energy bill in the Senate 1 100 senators) and 435 complications to any energy bill in Che House 1 435 House members) Weather Northwestern California — Fair through Monday except coastal fog and low clouds extending locally inland night and morning A little cooler inland. June. 1979 Date Hi Lo 2 101 53 Date Hi Lo 1 97 65 Rainfall 30 23 June. 1978 Date Hi Lo 2 85 49 Date Hi Lo 1 84 49 Last Year 53.66 The herbicide question whose right* should prevail? By NANCY STENSON JOURNAL STAFF WRITER "We the people of Mendocino County. State of California do ordain as follows..." With this prosaic introduction, the registered voters of Mendocino County ore drawn into the text of what may very well be one of the most controversial and complicated initiatives introduced in thiB county On Tuesday, June 5. Mendocino County voters are being called to the polls to settle the question of whether the aerial application of phenoxy herbicides, including but not limited to 1,4,5-T. 2 ,4D Silvex or any matter containing the chemical dioxin. should be banned The substance of the question, some would have voters believe, is merely an either-or situation vole for poison or vote for profits The reality is that Stripped of media hyped sen sattonaltsm. the question almost reduces to one of rights-property rights, natural right* and constitutionally guaranteed rights Should timber companies, other corporations or perhaps even neighbors be able to spray material* containing alleged poisonous substances on their property even if that spray should drift onto some else's land or Into someone »'• drinking water' Should the recipient of the drift have a right to demand that the substance not be sprayed 4 To try to intelligently answer this question voters first should know or have some reasonable doubt that the substance being sprayed is poisonous to humans and animals They also should know in what amounts it is harmful And. the question of dnfl should be answered Unfortunately, no toot proof evidence as to long term effects of 2,4>T and Silvex are available Voters also must weigh the social and health factors involved m the possible long term risks of spraying if they do. indeed, exist, against the possible economic costs of alleged reduced production, and profits and subsequent increased unemployment To help voters m die momentous and time consuming chore r pt sifting through the mound* of information, both pro and con. The Journal has prepared the fnOowtng report PHESfOSIES— tnUTIHRY %BE USD WHERE VSKO Phenoxy hertondes nave been » pari of forest prarttre* sauce (he fate 1940s, with their uae cocreasmg m recent also are mmt tm roadside tn aetfcVy rtgfct of ways, on ml uw .ttBopfcimls They In fact in 1975. 55 million pounds of 2.4D were dumped on food and feed crops in the United States Phenoxies control broadleaved weeds in wheat, barley, rice, oats, rye conr, grain sorghums and certain legumes In forests, phenoxies control the growth of hardwood trees (such as oak and madrone > and brush so connifers (such as redwood and fir > can achieve a more rapid growth This growth control is achieved by what some experts have said amounts to literally "growing a plant to death Additionally 2 ,4 D and other phenoxies have been used in canals, pnnds. lakes and waterways to kill floating weeds such as water hyacinth, submersed plants such as cattails and willows Industrial and city uses include control of brush on utility and Iran sportation rights of way, control of dandelions, plantains i tropical banana plants) weeds in lawns, poison ivy and other plants of public health tin pnrtance The he's! known of the phenoxy herbicides are 2,4 D. which is 2,4 Dtchlorophennxyacettc acid. 2,4,5 T which is 2,4.5- Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, ,2,4 >TP. or silver, which Is 2 12,4,5 Trichlorophenoxy > propionic arid it'onUnuedon P• «e t» OFF TilK SIIKI.F The Amchem 2. 4 5 IV also known as Stivev pictured above is no longer .available on the shell following the K|V\ temporary ban County voters will decide Tuesday whether to place a ban on aerial application of any phenoxy herbicides, those that contain dioxin

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