The Press Democrat from Santa Rosa, California on October 14, 1971 · 1
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Santa Rosa, California
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Thursday, October 14, 1971
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J ll 1 T THE LOOK OF TRANQUILITY Photo by Jot Pric Jr. The Changing MoodatSSC By PETE GOUS ROHNERT PARK Sonoma State College once feared by neighbors as the seedbed for all kinds of political activity - is passing its days In pleasant seclusion. In the fall of 1971, It is poetry, not Vietnam; classic films, not Angela Davis, that are parts of the students' extra-curricular interests. The signs of the new lifestyle are everywhere. Virtually every student affects the casual fashion of the alternate culture. They pass leisurely through the expanses of green grass and trees on these pleasant autumn days. Kiosks announce an endless agenda of cultural events: film ' series, benefit rock concerts, transcendental meditaton, yoga, folk dancing, seminars on reli gion, classical music programs, , counseling of all kinds, poetry reading, classes In karate and modern dance, drama. . A vendor hawks organic foods on the front steps of the student Commons. Nearby Is the display table of the Yoga Society. Political organizations r e-main. There is the Sonoma Peace Action Committee, the Political Education Club, the Gay Liberation Union. But there is a low profile. If you ask them, most students still say that they don't like Ronald Reagan or Richard Nixon, but they're not going to beat their chests about it. Protest is no longer the style. For the second year, there is no student government. Even attendance at football games appears to be on the increase and the long standing feud between the athletic department and other elements 00 campus is at least quiet now. A two-hour and IS minute Moratorium Against the War, scheduled for yesterday received little attention. Eighteen months ago, classes were cancelled for four days and 2,000 students filled the gym following Kent State and the Cambodian incursion. Most of the 5,000 students have turned inward. There are committees organizing housing and food co-operatives. Housing remains a major student problem. Dormitories on campus are under construction. In the interim, college officials have provided benign neglect to an illegal camp of buses, vans, trailers and cars that has sprung up across East Cotati ave. , Officials tried to figure out a 1 way to place a residence camp on campus, but found the costs of providing water and sanitation facilities made it impractical. Again this year, many students are participating in the Community Involvement Project providing volunteer help In a variety of programs. Underprivileged and h a n d 1-capped children, drug abuse counseling centers, mental health clinics, and hospitals are among those who benefit. Others are Involved in environmental projects, but again the political action is low key. One political science professor, himself a former activist, described the political life on campus as "almost moribund." The sound you hear is college officials knocking on wood. Showers? " .. .REDWOOD EMPIRE - Fair and ' cooler with chance of showers tomorrow in north; northwest winds 10-20 mph. ' Extended forecast: chance of showers. ", Highs and lows: Ukiah 85 and 44; Santa Rosa 73 and 39. -(Statistics, page I.) Press democrat The Redwood Empire's Leading Newspaper SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA The City Designed for Living THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 14, 1971 E WWMj 10 cents Tract Argued Pirates By PETE GOLIS BODEGA BAY A witness in legislative hearings here yesterday attempted to link the de-y eloper of. the controversial Bodega Harbour subdivision to a similar second home development that is on the verge of col lapse in Colusa County. Bodega Bay law student Dan Beck said his investigation showed .there is . "more than a casual relationship" between the Bodega Harbour developer, Transcentury Properties Inc., and Colusa's . failing ' Century Ranch development. ! Transcentury , president , Wil liam t E. Chamberlin conceded he was once, on . the Century Ranch Aboard of, directors,:: but said he never participated in its operation. He resigned in May He said there was no connection between the two subdivP sions, but was saddened to learn of Century Ranch's financial difficulties.' "When I last saw it, which was some time' ago, it was a very fine project." Mr. Beck said the alleged connection between Transcentu ry and Century Ranch raised "serious questions as to the developer's abilities . . , and honest intentions." h Charges about the Colusa County development provided yet another issue for the al ready complicated hassle over the planned 1,623-lot subdivision south of Bodega Bay. Yesterday's day-long hearing! before the Assembly Planning and Land Use Committee made one thing very clear: propo nents and critics don't agree on much of anything. The testimony from support ers, primarily Mr, Chamberlin and representatives of the Bode ga Bay Pubuc Utilities District, and : from opponents, mostly from environmental groups, was predictable. , . , Mr. ' Beck, a newcomer to Bodega Bay, showed copies of a March 28, 1969, letter from Mr. Chambe rlin to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. The letter cites Century Ranch as an example of the kind of development plannedvat Bodega Harbour; and said the "same talent and dedication would be used at the Sonoma County project. I Then Mr. Beck showed slides of the Colusa development, in cluding an empty $250,000 club house, a rundown, entrance gate, for-sale signs, and a golf course grown over with weeds. Of the 800 lot buyers at Centu- (Continued on Page 2, CoL 4) U.S. Lawyer Visits Baron By BONY SALUDES A Justice Department attor ney from Boston yesterday paid another visit to gangland in former Joseph Barboza Baron, set to go to trial on a murder charge Tuesday. . - Edward Francis Harrington, attorney in charge of the , US Crime Strike Force, Justice" De-i partment, was silent after talking to the 39-year-old New Bed ford,; Mass., man at the county jail. f. - . County Tax Rate 6th Highest Only five counties in Califor-j nia have higher county government tax rates than Sonoma County. According to figures released yesterday by State . Controller Houston Flourney, Sonoma County's government's tax rate - of $3.85 per $100 of assessed val uation is exceeded only in Kings, Del Norte, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Yuba counties San Francisco also has higher tax rate than Sonoma, but the bay city's figure includes eity rates as well as school taxes. All other county government! (Continued on Page 6, Col. 3) Beat Orioles PITTSBURGH (UPI) - The Pittsburgh Pirates, who weren't supposed to have any pitching, moved within a game of winning .the World Series Thursday as Nelson Briles stopped the Baltimore Orioles! on two hits, 4-0. .Briles, who did not allow a runner beyond first base, gave the Pirates their third good pitching performance in a row since Monday's 11-3 drubbing and put them in position to do something no team ever has done win four straight World Series games after .losing the first two. ' ; '"".:. 1 Bob Moose will try to nail down Pittsburgh's first world championship since 1960 in Saturday's ; sixth:': game ' at Baltimore ' while ' second-game! winner: Jim Palmer .will pitch for ' the favored and . slightly staggered Orioles. " ' . Baltimore, , which led the American League in batting, was held to three hits by .Steve Blass in Tuesday's third game and only got four Wednesday night three of them came in the first inning. ,; , Bob Robertson got Briles the only run ' he needed in the second inning when be drove Dave McNally's first pitch 410 (Continued on Page f, CoL 3) Minimum Wage Hike Proposed A visit Mr. Harrington made to Mr. Baron here in March had repercussions back to Washing ton, D.C.: 'The attorney's visit again raised speculations, especially since he was evasive to a newsman s - queries regarding the purpose of his visit. Mr. Baron's attorney, Public Defender Marteen Miller, with whom Mr, Harrington conferred alter seeing Mr. Baron in his cell, was mum also. Mr. Harrington was met at the San Francisco International Airport by Mr. Miller's investi gator, Greg" Evans, and driven to Santa Rosa yesterday afternoon. The Justice Department has treated Mr. Baron favorably since he turned states evidence in 1968 which resulted in mur der: convictions against high- ranking Mafia figures in the East Coast. ' ... ,Mr. Harrington reportedly has a special rapport with Mr. Bar on, having dealt with him many times in the past. . Mr. Harrington also dropped in on District Attorney Kiernan Hyland and Assistant District Attorney John. W. Hawkes and Sheriff Don Stnepeke. -; When approached by a report er and asked the purpose of his visit, Mr. Harrington gave i (Continued on Page S, CoL 7) ' lie" 'MJ.J County Deleted From Bay A Action Paves Way For Northern Alliance ency A bill to do just that, Senate 1 to-one to sever ties with th Raw d:ti ma un 1 At , I uiu sv, uaa passea me senate Area ana is awaiting action on the as- , - . .'. UPI Facsimile STATE OFFICIALS are seeking the cause of this jaggeq treak in a section of the new Calif ocnia Aqueduct which spilled 100 million gallons of water into the Antelope Valley near Lancaster Tuesday. Officials so far have found no leak or seepage. The four-foot floodwater did little damage., msmmsasmasmsmmmmsamsMammmmmmmsBmam Foes of the proposed Bay Area regional government won a ma jor victory in Sacramento yes terday as the State Senate voted to delete Sonoma County from the powerful new agency. Senator Randolph Collier, (D-Yreka) succeeded on a split vote in eliminating the county from the proposed 83-member Conservation and Development Commission. The legislation. Assembly Bill 1057, will be sent back to the Assembly for fur ther action. : The author Is ' Assemblyman John Knox (D-Richmond), who had refused to allow the county to withdraw, but finally agreed to an amendment which would allow the Council on Intergovern- FINAL SAY-SO Watch Planned On Wage Panel WASHINGTON (UPI) The would be autonomous, and the WASHINGTON ' (UPI) -The House Labor Committee Thurs day approved a bill that would increase the minimum wage from $1.60 to $2 an hour effective Jan. 1 and bring an additional 6.5 . million workers under its coverage. : The committee voted 26 to 7 to approve the measure with Republicans; who favor an administration bill that would push the minimum wage to $2 by 1974, casting all the opposing votes. The committee measure would bring an estimated 5 million, federal, state and local government employes :: under minimum wage coverage for the first time, as well as more than 1 million domestic workers such as maids and cleaning women and an undetermined number of employes of business conglomerates which are now exempt. An estimated 35 million non- agricultural workers employed mainly in manufacturing plants and retail stores, who came under the act . prior to 1966, would be guaranteed the $2 minimum as of Jan. 1, 1972, while another 10 million work ers who came .under, coverage after 1966 would get ?1.80 per hour on Jan. 1 and $2 a year later. v An estimated . 500,000 farm workers who now . are guaran teed $1.30 an hour would go to $1.50 on Jan. 1 and to $1.70 a year later. 1 administration has reaffirmed its intention of maintaining some sort of overview of the panels which will maintain controls on wages and prices after Nov. 13. Presidential Counselor Donald Rumsfeld, selected as the new executive director of the Cost of Living Council, said the ; Pay Board and the Price Commis sion will have the final say-so in specific cases. But he added that the Presi dent and the council "will have to make periodic reviews" of the patterns of their decisions Nixon gave his personal as surance to organized labor ear lier this week that the boards labor leaders said they felt satisfied the administration would not be second guessing or reversing decisions made by the panels Rumsfeld, interviewed Wednesday night on public television, did not appear to conflict with that assurance, nor did he elaborate on what form the "pe riodic reviews" would take. Treasury Secretary John B. Connally said last week the Cost of Living Council would main tain an "overview of the operations of the wage and price panels. Rumsfeld added Wednesday that the President had not abdv (Continued on Page 6, Col. 6) the mental Relations to settle dispute. It was Senator Collier's sec ond attempt to remove Sonoma County from the planned organi zation, which will have authori ty over growth and development through enforcement of a gener al plan. mosi sonoma uiunty residents consider their county to be affiliated with North Coast counties, not the Bay Area Although the deletion of Son oma County from the proposed! agency commission is not final, it is being viewed by many poli ticians as a major step toward placing the county within North Coast association. sembly floor, SB 920, authored by Sen. Col lier, would put Sonoma in an association with Lake, Del Norte. Mendocino'and Humboldt Counties, Sonoma County Supervisor Robert Theiller, a long-time foe of Bay Area regional govern ment plans, is elated at yester day's action in Sacramento. I am as confident as Sen, Collier that this action will stand up and that our county' will not become a part of Bay Area regional government." Supervisor Theiller led the drive earlier this year to have me issue placed on the ballot, The move to the North has not ' been embraced by all Sonoma : County residents, however. The Santa Rosa City Council said it would endorse the bill only if larger cities are given more vote. . Currently, Santa Rosa would have less vote than tiny Crescent City, but would have to pay a per cent of the cost of the organization. Speaking of yesterday's Sen ate action, Councilman Gregory Jones said: "I think it's sad. We are now about to be placed in an organization where we are not wanted." - Several of the Northern County officials, particularly those in Del Norte, have said Fifty per cent of the voters thev do not want Sonnma turned out and voted three-l (Continued on Page t, CoL 2) O'Brien Lays It on the Line: Be Democrats or Quit WASHINGTON (UPI) -Na tional chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien, clearcut winner in a bruising fight with militant reformers, told dissident Democrats to leave Thursday unless they were willing to work for change within the party. Saying he would not give in to "intimidation or threats, O'Brien said: "Persons unwill ing to participate ... had better; look elsewhere for a political home- fourth, fifth, or sixth party notwithstanding." "And let that word go out from here, now," O'Brien said at the end of a tumultuous two-day meeting of the Democratic National Committee which threatened to reopen long standing wounds within the American Physiologist Wins N obel Medicine Prize and added turning no 1968 convention "there will be back." Theft he added "just as I intend to spare no effort in the reformation of the party, I will be equally firm in standing against any attempts at intimi dation or threats from persons! who do not have at heart the best interests of the Democra tic Party, whether the threats come from me far ngnt or from the far left. At a news conference later, O'Brien said his threat was not directed at anyone and specifi cally exempted . from his criticism Sen. Harold E. Hughes of Iowa, the fiercely liberal senator who unsuccess fully sought . the post of temporary chairman of the credentials committee as a party. O'Brien told the final meeting reform candidate mai me ieuiuuiio iavc steadfastly maintained the course to reform charted by the CONSUMER BILL House Sides With Nixon WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House sided with President Nixon rather than Ralph Nader to day and rejected attempts to grant additional broad powers to a proposed new Consumer Protection Agency (CPA). By a surprisingly lopsided record vote of 218 to 160, mem bers defeated a proposal to as sign the CPA greater authority to intervene in behalf of the consumer than that envisioned by the House Government Opera tions Committee or desired by business ; groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The House then moved toward final passage of the legislation. Senate approval of a stronger bill seems likely. The White House, most Republicans and the Democratic chairman of the committee that " rewrote the orieinallv introduced legislation say they have proposed an agency that will ' fight for the consumer while at the same time working smoothly within the government. ; f- They contend the agency envisioned by Nader who first conceived the concept and his, allies would turn into a superagency interfering with the operations of other congres-' sionally established ; organs pf government. STOCKHOLM (UPI) - The 1971 Nobel prize for medicine was awarded today to Dr. Earl Wilbur Sutherland, an American who discovered a missing link in the biological control mechanisms of the' human body. '';.-..' Sutherland, who will be 56 on Nov. 19, will receive $90,000. He is professor of physiology at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tenn. Medical sources said - his studies have contributed im mensely - to the field of diagnostic medicine and that his discoveries could eventually lead to therapy of bodily disorders for which therej nreviouslv was no ' known treatment. The medical faculty of the Royal Caroline Institute said Sutherland was awarded . the prize for "his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones." Prof. Peter Reichard of the Institute said Sutherland's discoveries already had led to a better understanding of some diseases, such as cholera and diabetes. - ' "The mechanisms involved in the process of these diseases are now understood by scien tists," Reichard said. "Dr. Sullivan's work could also lead to a better understanding of cancer." But he cautioned against speculation " that . the discoveries could explain the development of cancerous cells. INDEX ANDERSON - 4 ASTROGUIDE - - 3 BETTER HALF r 5 BRIDGE S BUOHWALD 4 CALENDAR -2 CARMICHAEL -...:. 3 CLASSIFIED .27-31 COMICS J .26 CROSSWORD -.. 5 EDITORIAL ........ 4 FARM -20 GRAFFITI M LANDERS -.19 MARKETS .... 6 ; OBITUARIES - 6 ' SPORTS .22-25 TV :....:... 21 VITAL STATISTICS ....... 6 WALTON . - 4 WOMEN 4-I8- 19 114th YEAR -No. 306 Aqueduct Foes Leave Meeting With 'What Next?' Feeling By JOHN ADAMS Most persons at last night's panel discussion of the planned Sonoma-Marin Aqueduct indi cated they would like to vote on it. But the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday rejected that suggestion from members of the Sonoma County Coalition, an organization of community and county groups. More than 250 persons attend-! ed the Coalition's first meeting on the aqueduct, which was held in the Santa Rosa Junior Col lege Cafeteria. City and county officials. Sonoma and Marin county residents and businesses, and students attended. The two-hour meeting consist ed of brief presentations by four panelists and then questions via cards from the audience. The question period was shut off, at 10 o'clock. And after the meeting ended, one man rose to ask what the Coalition would have the audi ence do next. ' "It's incumbent on the Coali tion," he said, "to tell this gathering what to do to stop the aq ueduct. Otherwise this has just been so much water under the bridge . . . and I hate to use that phrase." As he turned away, the man added,"! understand three county supervisors here are up for election next year! Mrs. Iva Warner, - Coalition chairman, said the group's first effort at citizen action was a re- quest for public hearings. "And" we failed there," she said. While nothing definite was said of a next move, general comments indicated , residents and Coalition members will investigate steps to force a ballot 1 41 . . . measure oy uie county, along with taking a look at the legali ty of the county's authorization of $115 million in water revenue bonds without a noticed public hearing. " : Mrs. Warner explained the su pervisors indicated their consid- (Continued on Page t, Col. 1) ' Santa Rosa Are Open Until 9 rm 10m

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