Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 27, 1969 · Page 20
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 20

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, October 27, 1969
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Paj?o 20 GREELEY TRIBUNE Mon., Oct. 27, 1969 County Judge Owns Court House By CHARLES HILLINGER The Los Angel*i T!m*i KED BLUFF, Calif. - Judce Curtiss E. Welter looked up at the gray stone courthouse and grinned. "This may be the only county in the country where the judge not only presides In the courthouse but owns the damn thing as well," he said. II was an act of Congress during (lie administration of President Andrew Johnson in the close a street or alley or aban 1860s that gave the judge of Teliama County in northern California title to all the land in Red Bluff. "Some fly-by-nighters laid out the town," said Herb Nelson, manager of the city of 7,202. "It got so bad that it look an set of Congress to straighten it out. "All the maps were in- accurate. There were claim and counterclaims to town lots It was decided to start from scratch and place title of n property in the name of the area's most trustworthy .per son -- the county judge." In lime title was clewed fo: all the land. But (o this da; the county judge retains titli to-all streets and alleys in the city as well as to Ihe court house. Anytime someone wants t don a thoroughfare a hearing Is held by Welter's court. In other cities when thi: occurs, the city council handle: the matter as routine business The 70-year-old judge obvious ty relishes the distinction. A few years ago legislation was enacted in Sacramento a the request of the Red Bluf city attorney to do away with Mel Torme Extends Scope Far Beyond Just Singing By LEONARD FEATHER The Los Angeles Times Mel Torme is off and running again. He moves like a dancer who seeing styles come and go, re tains the limber looseness, the grace and individuality that can outlast fads and transcend fash ions. In the past two years he has extended his scope so far beyonc singing that his new multiple image needs a litlle sorting out. First he decided to stretch the been neither seen nor heard menial muscles by writing his own arrangements. Next, to establish that, he could play dra- nlalic parls on lelevlsion, ho began to secure them by a devious technique. In order to show lhat he was an actor rather than exclusively a singer, he tilted at Ihe windmills of the corporation mind by demonstrating first that he was a script writer, who could walk through the studio gates fully equipped with his own role. "I wrole a Run for Your Life script and then a Virginian, simply to creale acting parts for myself. Well, Ihe end justified the means, because sure enough, later on I was assigned (o do an episode In the new NBC scries the Bold Ones, and tills time I didn't hnve to write St. Roy Hugglns, the executive producer, and Jo Swerling, who gave me my blggesl chance with "Run for Your Life", apparently liked my acling well enough to cast me in this terribly important, highly dramatic role without my having' to write it. The segment I'm in is called 'Crowd Pleaser' and it' running Nov. 2." Another terribly important highly dramatic behind-lhe-cam eras gig was his debut as execu live producer. That was his function on "The Singers," a special seen on CBS last month The techniques employed were such that the show might wel have been called "Sing-In," a vocal analog to NBC's Monday- At-8 regular. Again Torme is proud to have He formed n partnership wilh Billy Foster, who produced anc direcled; Mel-also was one o! he show's six writers. The reviews were generally favorable "It was a pilot," he says. 'Which I hope may lead to something. I'd like to see it gel )icked up for a series so I can ilay around town because Jan's mving a baby." Mrs. Tonne 1 is British actress Janette Scotl. During the weeks before "The singers" was airborne, their 3everly Hills home wns clut- ered with equipment such as a movieola, and a new machine hat allowed Torme, he says, 'lo make my edits electronically rom two pieces of tape that vent through a computer-like irocess." The activities that might be considered extracurricular have not obscured his still continuous vocal direction. Delighted wilh iis recent switch lo Capitol Records, he says with typical understatement: "They have spent a ;ing's ransom on my new al)um. That was something I desperately needed for years-- the concept of the local judge holding title as a public squire. But Wetter has refused lo turn loose the streets, alleys and courthouse. "This Is a historic right au thorized by the President of the United Slates," he Insists think it requires more than an act of the state legislature to eliminate Ihe responsibilities. "In my opinion nothing les: than an acl of Congress signed by the President will do the Irick." Wetter watches with special care any attempts at encroachments on his alleys and streets, "Oh, people gig me every chance they gel," he said. "The complain about the damn chuck holes in my streets and in my alleys. I tell Ihem if they'd look where they're ing they wouldn't run over holes." Wetter takes pride in his ability as a street and alley trader. "SI Elizabeth's Hospital Is built on a former alley," he noted. "And our beautiful River Park was swapped for a former street and alley." Wetter has been Tehama County's judge for 19 years. Since 1890 the county has had only three judges. "And the three of us have been very careful all that time with the streets, alley and public places," the judge insisted. With a hearty laugh he conceded: "I guess the concept is rather shocking. People probably won der who the hefl the judge .hinks he is claiming title lo all :he streets and alleys in town -and Ihe courthouse, too." Business Mirror - . ' .';.. : · . · By" ·· · v ·;:;.,-. · '" JOHN CUNNPFK AP Business New« Analyst '.'.' . f , HE OWNS THE PLACE-Superiof Judge Curtiss E. Welter outside the Teliama County Coutliouse at Red. Bluff,. California. .He iromotion." He credits three loneses for the interest stirred y his first release: Willie anc ,nura Mae .lones, protagonists of the song by that name that las been gaining him substantial airplay; and Jimmy Jones, vho arranged it--"He's just in credible!" He is warm all over at the ·eunion with producer Dave 2avanaugh, who made some of iis best records during a previous Capitol incumbancy many 'Cars ago. ("Getting together vas like reuniting a broken mar- lagc.") Since Cavanaugh played vital part in building the ca- ccrs of Nat Cole, Mel Torrne and Nancy Wilson, Mel's optl- nism is understandable. The title song of the album s "A Time For Us," which ·eslored to the charts after a ong absence the name of old Bill Shakespeare. (It's the love .heme from "Romeo and Ju- Cerlainly 19G9 is the time for Torme. So, for that matter, was 1D59, when he was about as hot a singer as had ever done a veni-vidivici tour of Great Britain; or 1949, when he was riding high as an ASCAP writer'(his biggest hits, with Bob Wells, are "The Christmas Song," "Stranger in Town" and "'Born To Be Blue"); or 1939, when he was a child actor on radio soap operas in Chicago, or even 1929, when his prodigious infantile squeals enlivened the radio remotes by the Coon-Sanders orchestra from Chicago's Black- iawk. Sorry, that's about as far back as he goes. You were expecting maybe 1919? New Addition Sixth Generation PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A 5-pound, 11-ounce boy born in Baptist Hospital Friday represented the sixth living generation of his mother's family, dating back to 1873. Identified as Baby Boy Blan:on until he is- officially named, Lhe baby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Blanton of Pensacola. He was born by Caesarian section but the hospital said 30th the baby and his 15-year- old mother were doing well. The. baby has two living NEW YORK (AP) - One ol the steadiest trends in the U.S employment picture, as steaclj as the upward trend of wages, is the growth of fringe benefits Someday, if the trend continues the term "fringe" will be an anachronism. In the period from 1929 to 1967, the increase in' payments for benefits averaged 9.6 per cent a year. Wages and salaries, however, increased at a rate of 3.9 per cent American companies now spend more than $100 billion a year on pensions, sick leave, vacations and so on, an amounl equal to about 12.5 per cent o: the gross national product--the total of all goods and services produced. . . Yet, according to. a study by the nonprofit Institute lor the Future, the United Stales never has been leader in implementing social benefit programs. In fact, in all cases studied by IFF, the United .States never has been.among the first eighl countries to.adopt any such re; form. It 'was,- for example, the last of 24 countries studied to provide insurance for sickness and maternity. Tt IFF study conclude.d thai a mass of new benefits should get at least a tryout in the 1970s in many of the world's industrialized nations, and that some may become the rule rather ihan the exception within . 10 years of their introduction. Among those benefits likely to make an appearance in the 1970s: Minimum annual income guaranteed by government, guaranteed employment, mater- nily benefits for unwed mothers, pension plan extensions to provide -for recreational, educational, medical, residential and legal costs. Also: cost of living adjust- both from Romance, Ark., but ments for disability insurance, tiolds title to courthouse as well as city streets, alleys and public places. (Los Angeles Times photo by Bruce Cox) ers, Mrs. Mary Greer, 92, and Mrs. Lou Jobe, 96, both of Rosebud, Ark. His great-great-grand- motherSi Mrs. Owen Newman, 70, and Mrs. Mae Jobe, 80, are all of the others in the six-generation chain are from Pensacola. Totem - pole carving, (hough a dying art today, probably is great - great - great - grandmoth- centuries ago. first totems are believed to have been erected less than two subsidized housing for em- polyes, "in-ho.use'-'-.advance 1 .deprograms; widely 'available The infant's great-grandmoth- HduJtjonal leave with pay, sever is Mrs. Farris Jobe, 49, and era l shorter weeks during the his grandmother is Mrs. W. E; year. ·'· . · Watson, 31. The IFF found that innovative trends are at work, mainly :hrough pressure or stimulus from labor, and that one of the a relatively recent practice. The strongest is the -growing belief A great nxpansioh'is'expected · in dental coverage, in the elimination of employe expense for' major medical benefits, .and in ' the' availability of annual physi- '· cals and other health benefits.-': ' Longer vacations also are on the list of benefits expected to expand greatly, and workers ' · are expected to win increased ·'' flexibility in scheduling time:' off. ' ' Pension income is expectedio-'' rise and also to be adjusted-for- ' increases in the 'cost of living: And pension plans are expected to be rewritten so that they can ' be carried from one job to another. Although many'of the changes may be expected to result from labor's prodding and· legislation. . by government, ,the -'IFF study:"]found, mariagement probably ' will take the lead in increasing personal services' for employ.esi v Included 'in' this category are- * counseling on personal investments, loan's, taxes and family i problems; sponsdrship-'of Schol- ;- arships; Ieisure4im'e services; * packaged vacations; sabbatical leaves. · · , ' · " ' ' · In -other words, the corporation also is expected, to change ,-. greatly, to -expand beyond -its role, narrowly defined, as · vider of goods and services-and -. an earner of profits. · ' . ; - . . Its new role,--seemingly) will : involve" it not only in community -. activities 'but in .the personal , lives of its workers. Some,stag-.- gestthat such benefits smack'of ' "big brother." Others might de- · tect the growth of a new paternalism. - Whatever it's.called, you can bet that millions'of workers look . forward to the new relationship^ Hairdos Are at Issue Crossing Guards ·iTTSBURGH,- Pa.- (AP.) -- . Promises of self-determination n hairdos and fashions were the opening .th.cmes of the Municipal Employes Union drive tp. organ 1 , ze the city's 225 female' school :rossing guards. Along with higher pay, (he un- pri promised the 'girls it' wbuld '' 'ight'for their right to wear' 1 onger hairdos and wear mlni : ' t skirts in summer and maxicoats ^n winter. · ' ' · ' The city now specifies that a among . workers that -benefits guard's hair must be above her are rights rather than gifts or rewards. collar-and 'suggests 'knee-length skirta '·" ' ' -·'·' · · .'.- Bird Sanctuaries TOKYO -- The number of bird sanctuaries in Japan has more than doubled in the past five years. Attend the JAMESROBISON CRUSADE for CHRIST At Greeley's COMMUNITY BUILDING 710 10th Avenue 8 GREAT NIGHTS * 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 Free Nursery -- Ages 1-3 Hillside Baptist Church, 25th St. and 9th Ave JOHN McKAY SONG LEADER - SOLOIST CHOIR DIRECTOR No Creed But Christ Crucified, Risen And Corning Again CHRIST CAN MEET YOUR EVERY NEED GIVE HIM A CHANCE Take a long look AT THE FACTS · Contrary to the claims of its supporters, the facts prove that liquor- by-the-drink is not the deciding factor in attracting tourists, convention business or industry. · Alcohol-related costs always far exceed the tax revenue produced from the sale of alcoholic beverages in any given locality. · Any economic benefits from liquor-by-the-drink sales are felt by those who are directly associated with the alcoholic beverage industry, and not by the other merchants in the community. · When cities have legalized liquor r by-the-drink, thereby increasing the number of liquor outlets, statistics have proven that crime and law violations have always increased. · No one can cite any instance or give any evidence where the liberalizing of liquor laws has improved the control of liquor or helped law enforcement. VOTE AGAINST QUESTION NUMBER 1 LIQUOR ORDINANCE November 4 Keep Greeley Great Committee

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