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34 Part ISaturday, April 1, 1989 Cos Angeles Shnee Rains Wash Out Water Delivery Cutback By VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff SACRAMENTO One month after ordering severe cutbacks in water allocations, smiling federal officials announced Friday that record March rainfalls were allowing them to restore full deliveries to all customers of the Central Valley Water Project Neil W. Schild, assistant regional director for the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, said officials were making the announcement now, rather than at the May 1 close of the rainy season, to give Central Valley farmers more time to plan for this year's crops. A month ago, they had predicted cutbacks by the federal bureau, California's largest supplier of water, could drive up food prices by forcing farmers to reduce the state's crop production by as much as $250 million. "It's marvelous. March was really an extraordinary event, probably the fifth wettest March in history," said Donald Paff, chief of the bureau's Central Valley operations coordinating office. In late February, the federal officials had said reservoirs were so Robert Wilke; Was Villain in Scores of Films Robert J. Wilke, the mean, shifty-eyed villain in scores of films, including a memorable performance as one of four gunslingers seeking vengeance against Gary Cooper in "High Noon," is dead. His wife, Patricia, said he was 74 when he died Tuesday and had been battling cancer. Wilke had left his native Cincinnati as a youth to work a series of odd jobs that found him in 1933-34-at the Chicago World's Fair. There he was performing in a high-dive act when a friend prevailed on him to go to Hollywood. Here Wilke began as a stunt man before landing his first part in "San Francisco," a 1936 spectacular starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Jeanette MacDonald. Over the years, he appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, almost always as an evil adversary of the lead character. His pictures included "Out California Way," "Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.," "Laramie," "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," Bernard Blier; 50 Years in French Films Bernard Blier, the plump and balding French actor who incarnated hapless husbands, conniving cops and heartless hit men over a movie career that spanned 50 years, has died, his son announced Thursday in Paris. He was 73. Blier, winner of this year's prestigious Cesar award (France's equivalent of the Oscar) for a career that included roles in about 150 films, died in suburban Saint-Cloud after what was described only as a long illness. His best-known movies ranged from Yves Allegret's "Maneges" (1949) to "Buffet Froid" (1979), directed by his son Bertrand and starring Gerard Depardieu. He also played opposite such greats as Jean Cabin and Simone Signoret, generally as a corpulent moon-faced sidekick with a caustic sense of humor. Blier was born in Buenos Aires where his father, a biologist was on assignment for the Pasteur PASSINGS Jol Flnoman; UC Berkeley Professor, Shaketpeere Scholar Joel Fineman, 42, a UC Berkeley professor and Shakespeare scholar who wrote "Shakespeare's Perjured Eye: The Invention of Poetic Subjectivity in the Sonnets." It won the 1986 Modern Language Assn. James Russell Lowell Award for Outstanding Book of the Year. He was working on another book, "Shakespeare's Will," at the time of his death and was a frequent lecturer at universities and scholarly institutions in the United States and Europe. Fineman was also a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including Representations and October. Fineman, a member of the university's English department received numerous awards. They included a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in 1976 and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in 1985. In Berkeley on Saturday of cancer. William J. Miller; Author and Former Journalist William J. Miller, 76, author of "The Meaning of Communism" for Time-Life Books and the biography "Henry Cabot Lodge." published in 1967. A longtime journalist he had been senior business writer for Time magazine, an editorial writer on Life magazine and chief editorial writer for the New York Herald Tribune from 1957 to 1959. In Gainesville. Fla.. on Sunday after a stroke. Guy UDobbe; Business, Civic Leader Guy H. Dobbs, 62, a corporate executive, civic leader and adviser to many black political and cultural organizations. Among the many honors accorded the chairman of Medialink International Corp., a satellite communications company, was a special Image Award in 1986 by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. Dobbs, former president of Xerox Electro-Optical Systems of Pasadena, was a member of the Board of Fellows of Garemont University Graduate School; the board of directors of the Atlanta University Research Institute and the Los Angeles County Productivity Commission. In Los Angeles on Monday of cancer. Writer low and rainfall so scant that they had essentially abandoned any hope of fully meeting their commitments to agriculture, municipal and industrial water users. Although 17 inches of rain fell in the key watershed area around Mt Shasta in November, the officials said a two-year drought made the ground so dry that it simply sucked up the water, eliminating much of the runoff for reservoirs. Then the November deluge was followed by an exceptionally dry period in December, January and February, prompting officials to predict a third straight year of severe drought Rains Began to Fall Officials said they decided to order up to a 50 reduction in their water deliveries when it became apparent that March would have to produce double its normal rainfall for them to keep up with their commitments. At the time, they said even normal rainfall in March seemed an improbability. But then the rains began to fall, and as one big storm followed OBITUARIES Robert J. Wilke "Smoky," "From Here to Eternity," "The Las Vegas Story," "The Magnificent Seven," "Spartacus," "Fate Is the Hunter," "Joaquin Murietta," "Tony Rome" and many more. His final film was "Stripes" with Bill Murray in 1981. He also was a frequent guest on such television Westerns as "Gunsmoke." "Have Gun Will Travel" and "Rifleman." Besides his wife he is survived by a son, a grandson, a great-grandson and a brother. Renter Bernard Blier Institute. From his first film in 1937, Raymond Rouleau's "Trois, Six, Neuf," ("Three, Six. Nine"), followed by six other movies that same year, Blier was a workaholic. His last role was in Moshe Misrahi's "Mangeclous"inl988. "My work is my joie de vivre," Blier once said. "Never do I go to the studio like one goes to the office. I hate vacation." i ' " v . j . 1 another, the ground became more saturated and. the reservoirs began to fill By March 23, federal officials announced the cutback would only be 20, instead of 50. In the next nine days, 3.4 more inches of rain fell in the northern watershed, and they made the decision to rescind all cutbacks. Officials were so elated that the official announcement was actually made by Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan. "It surprised . . . everybody," Paff said, grinning broadly. "That's a lot of rain in nine days." He cautioned however, that Santa Clara County and the east San Joaquin Valley will still experience shortages. The Friant-Kern Canal system did not share in March's bounty, and deliveries there will be reduced by 8, officials said. While Santa Clara County will get 100 of its allotment from the Central Valley Water Project the district's local reservoirs are virtually dry because of a lack of rainfall in that area. A third of the county's water supply comes from local sources. Richard Ellis; Retired General Headed SAC From Associated Press WASHINGTON Retired Gen. Richard H. Ellis, a former head of the Strategic Air Command who also served as the Air Force's vice chief of staff, has died of cancer. Ellis, 69, died Tuesday at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. After retiring from the Air Force in 1981, Ellis was named chief U.S. delegate to the U.S.-Soviet commission monitoring compliance with arms control agreements. He had joined the military in September, 1941, as an aviation cadet at Maxwell Field, Ala., and received his commission and pilot wings in April, 1942. In World War II, he was assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines, flying more than 200 combat missions. After the war, he earned a law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1949. He was recalled to active duty in October, 1950, after the outbreak of the Korean War, and spent the next 31 years with the Air Force. At the time of his retirement Ellis had served four years (1977-81) as the commander-in-chief of the Strategic Air Command. Before assuming that command, he worked as the commander-in-chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and before that, from November, 1973, to August, 1974, as the Air Force's vice chief of staff. He earned his fourth star and the rank of full general on Sept. 30, 1973. A 1980 recipient of the Air Force Assn.'s highest honor, the H.H. Arnold Award, Ellis also had earned the Distinguished Service Cross; the Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; the Silver Star; the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters; the Distinguished Flying Cross; the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Purple Heart Julian M.Sieroty; Retail Store Chain Former Executive Julian M. Sieroty, son of the founder of the Eastern Columbia department store chain and the executive responsible for the old "Eastern Columbia, Broadway at 9th" musical jingle that dominated local airwaves in the 1940s and '50s, is dead. His son, former Assemblyman Alan Sieroty, said his father was 85 when he died March 22 at his Beverly Hills home of heart failure. The elder Sieroty was the son of Adolph Sieroty, who came to Los Angeles in the 1890s and started what would become the forerunners of Eastern Columbia. He died in 1937 and Julian Sieroty, in an effort to lure business further south in the downtown area, launched an advertising campaign to call attention to the store's location. The result was the jingle that at its peak aired dozens of times daily over local stations. The campaign evidently worked, for at one time the store was the fifth-largest department store in the city. Alan Sieroty said. Alan Sieroty said his father also was one of the first downtown merchants to turn to television advertising in the infancy of that medium. At one time, the Eastern Columbia chain had 39 stores on the West Coast but all have since been sold or gone out of business. State officials at the Department of Water Resources, meanwhile, said they were still evaluating the situation at the California Water Project although "the tendency is to think there might be another reduction." 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Tht Luthtt fmttm I In the Airport Plaza, P C H. at Crenshaw Blvd. 2777 Paolo Coast Hwy, Torrance (213) 530 2443 Hours: Mon - Sal. 10 ft Sim. 12 5, Closed Wed. DEATH NOTICESFUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ANDERBERO, Ami W. paocd way March 29, 1969. Beloved husband of Alyce G. Anderberg; loving father of lngred Anderberg. Mr. Anderberg ai the founder of Anderberg Manufacturing Company. He sold the company when he reached the age of 89. It it now known as Anderberg Truth Manufacturing. He waa a member of the Al Malafltah Shrine Temple and the Jonathan Club. At hi request there will be no ervke. Commital i private. Plerc InlWn Weatweoc Village Met-taary directora. Flowers are respectfully declined Friend are asked to remember the Shriners Hoeptui for Crippled Children. ASA-G .MftlAN, Sarah I pawed away on March 29, 1989 In canoga Park. She la survived by sons, Paul and Mervym daughter, Miml Abaji-am brother. Libby and Martin Boonei also grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by a large, extended family In California and New England. Service Monday, April 3. 11 am st Little Chapel of the Dawn. 1925 Arisona Ave., Santa Monica. Interment In Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flower, contribution may be made to your favorite charity. Gal, Klsnln A Gala, gaaia M Hall assisting ting AllBlll SSI s jACOMwrrzi Grna E4 M MMtea m jsa-tvni lEMOIT. lar. M Armftr Family directors BICMAN, Rally Maiirt 8II Mrltry iiiuwfb Pierre KAHN. iMnium a. n Fmst Law Qe4l CJUTTUH, Jala E. 'Jck' dear husband of Mint, father of John F, Edward. Michael and Matthew, beloved Pappa' of Allison. Steven and John Paul) passed away of cardiac arrest at are 6& Retired from the FAA in 1977 after 35 year of ir traffic sevtc. Entered actively into volunteer service on the Boards of the French Society, the French Hospital and the Chine Chamber of Commerce. In lieu of flowera, donation will be gratefully received by the French Hospital Foundation. 531 West College Street, Lo Angeles, CA 90012. Viewing al 3pm and Memorial service 4 pm, both at Praknrstsr risml Cba, SMS Vs Nts IM, V HtTt- PI' IK" reessi Law METER. Ptete B AYLWM. Jll. VV1SON, Julia dlrsrlm M giaj Mfraary EELftTA raT Piste lrtan HiraV Cnalaf- Urn A O-Cotmt tlSZ8S-lll Arwrrsaf Faaillj director nsHuu.iua Ararftraailtydiiectoi FKIEND, HflbtssM CAKBT. LmI Vlllaf CAMT&. Ill sU4lfs SM ArMit Fssally director CfllACUi; Mmb4 91 ( MwtatsU CoTEBLAtT, H r". M- Si I MarTMry 29158. Lo Groman Jewish Funeral Directors Lo Angeles Vtkey (818) 365-7151 Tsaw Z13) 748-2201 CM Si I2ia744ii much as 40 in May. After the early March rains, they revised their predictions to 20. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which gets a portion of its water from the state project, said a proposed advertising campaign to promote conservation would probably be refocused because of the improved conditions. Brand IShw Sofas, love Seats & Chats at Col ... Great Imcricsn Exssitisn Sales 11 tilt WiU & Eiiva t lyz Auctioneers 213) 391-26&6 (818) 996-3500 Fax (213) 397-4773 ! State License HC1835 Experts HALL, Lawme J. of La Verne, CAi passed away March 30, 1989 at hi residence. Born March 26, 1902 in Clinton, Iowa. Survived by his beloved wife, Marcella T. Halls ion, Lawrence J. "Sonny" Hall Jr. (La Verneli and daughter, Lois Moore (Diamond Bar): grandchildren, Michael G. Hall. John G. Hall. L. Jeffrey Hall. Terry L. Cariker and Laurie L. Myers; great-grandchildren. Michael G. Hall Jr.. Daniel F. Hall, Amy L. Hall. Geoffrey T. Cariker, Sean D. Cariker. Ashley L. Myera and Chance R. Myers. Mr. Hall and hi family have served the community of Lo Angeles for 63 year a funeral director. He was the owner of House of Hall Mortuary. Visitation 2-5pm Sunday April 2 and 3-7pm Monday April 3 at Abbott A Hast Silver Lake Mortuary. 315 Silver Uke Blvd. (at Hollywood Freeway). Service 1pm Tuesday April 4 at Memorial Chapel in Rose Hill Memorial Park (Gate 1). Entombment lo follow in Rose Hills Mausoleum of the Valley (Gate 10). AsWtt Hast Silver Lake Martmary saeeesssn t Haas ORSZAO, A I C. Plrt Brlhrs Vslhsll PACHTER, Marlla C who prac-ticed law in Lo Angeles for 30 yean, died Thursday of complications following surgery. He I survived by hi loving wife snd best friend, Wendy Thyne Pschteri his devoted children, Stacey, Alsn, Arianne and Elizabeth) his brothers, Melvin and Irwin and by a large and loving family and hosts of friends. Mr. Pachter was born in New York and received hi undergraduate and law degree from UCLA. He was a Senior Shareholder of Pachter and Schaffer, and an active member of the legal community. He served a term a Chairperson of the Executive Committee Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, and aa a member of the Executive Committee Family Law Section of the Stale Bar. He was a regular lecturer on the Continuing Education of the Bar and served a a Judge Pro-Tempore In the Lo Angeles Municipal and Superior Court. He also served a a mediator for the Family Law Department of the Lo Angeie Superior Court. Service will be held at 2 pm. Sunday. April 2 at Mount Sinai Memorial Park. 5950 Forest Lawn Dr.. Hollywood Hills. Memorial gift may be rent lo the Martin C Pachter Fund at the Simon Weiaenthal Center. 9760 W. Pico Blvd.. Los Angeles, CA 90Q35. PACHTER, Martlet Mallaew sad Sllvrmsa Msrtaary ATTERSOM.Gra.iaaH. Ferest Law Oleadsle PEICH, Mllka M. born September 29. 1892 In Yugoslavia; passed away on March 30, 1989 in Arcadia. Ca at the age of 96. Mas of Christisn Burial 10 am. Monday at St. Anthony' Croatian Church with Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. She was prede-ceued by her husband, Luka. Pierce Brother Hamrock Mortuary (213749-4151) sitrtaary, tJ wi-iiii tne ramiii the fsmily ArmetreMFsmlly director LMU srnisry directing Vl..l. I. BrAT Crssllswa Eal.a" Hillside Msrtasg KARADZHTAN'C.lUk Ferest Law Hsflyw ' Hills KAUFMAN, rUras Hllhij Mettaary KOSTIC, Jva Aisastisa Fsmily director KURKOV. Mlltaa HllhleMrtaary U.IJ Grease E Msrtaary directing MARTIN El Silvia. "Al" RosaVv 5pm Sunday in the Old North Church. Mas Hub Monday at SL Charles Catholic Church. 1062S Moorpark St, North Hollywood. Foreat Lawn Hollywood Hill. PEIUKT.Kala.aU ' Mallaew ad Stiver Mettaary SHERMAN, Sail MeaatSlaslMertaary TODD, Glea resident of Mary Avenue in Lo Angeie. Pierre Bretker Del Fan Merraary. TRACBMAN. CWU H beloved husband of Patnoa,- loving father of Lionel (Elisabeth)! deer brother of Ernestine McCormack and Edward Traubman; proud grandfather of Eleanor and Adam. At hi request, there will be no as i vice. Ptere Bretbers Wtwsl Vlllsg Mertaary directors. VASCONCCLLS, Seiko beloved mother of Teu (Man) and Uoyd (Joan) bhimaru and Mr. Land Ikeda: grandmother of seven saster of Kito (Marian) and Sho (Yoshiko) Doiwchi. Service 7 JOpta Tuesday April 4 at Union Church of Lo Angeie. 401 E. Third Street. Lo Arurele. siserasry Kalksrlaa Brataers Prsiswaasr SISS4 - USI KI1LXKEB, AllreJ S- Jr. passe? away March 23. 1989. Mr. Nibecker was a r enow an tne American institute of Architect and former Business Manager and Chief Architect for the Los Angel Unified School District. He is survived by his son. Alfred F. Nibecker of San Marino and Robert C Nibecker of Mission Viep. daughter. Corinn Banker of Piedmont snd Evelyn Cutting of Pasadena. 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren will also chervil ha ineinuiy. Private graveside service will be conducted on April 3. In lieu of flower, contributions may be made to Blind Children Center. P. O. Box Angele.CA gorjzg-tnss. NQfttia, Margst L widow of G Verne Nomse beloved anther of Sherry "Jim" (Carol) Nornst proud mrtdmother of Scott and Nancy; kam saster of Ruth Brock man. In fiev of flowera donauon to a favorite charity. Inurnment in Pierce Brother Westwood Memorial Park. Pterc BraUksn KaWes Nikkei Merraary director triJflf It MarU rrs( Lswa Gleadsl WAPPLE. Carl L, M.D. beloveJ husband of Jeanette W apple; loving father of Ann W apple Miller and Suaan Wappie Wniinrer. Aio survived by tx grandchildren and two lister. Ann Leferrc and Mary Louse Neubauer. Mas will be private for the family only. In nea of flower, donauon may be made to your favorite chanty in wemuiy of Carl L. Wappie. M D Fierce rather' CaeaWaaa AtyCiaascHaUjasia. I Vilteg directors Oesar Ia4wsfst Sm b m tint um w rw Instead of concentrating on the immediate problem of the drought, he said it will now focus on the long-range need to conserve water. The district, which gets the bulk of its water from the Colorado River, had not been threatened with actual cutbacks, but it would eventually have been affected by a sustained drought Upholstered Furniture TNs Opportunity to Buy Sale Wili Feature Over (600) Pieces of Brand New: w A f r- 9 to Lib - w t V CHAIRS '& TABLB3M ki Contemporary & Traditional Styles FICJ1AL3 T3XTURSD1 Ill st nmm lcati izm ccrrron rrj:rr3 u;:z::2 jacquahss la Mimoriani TrunTmoTToi" MARVIN GAVE, Aaril 1. 1984 Five year passed, and I still love you and you are ssdly missed sa time slip away. Mary Alice Newkirk. Grand bland. New York Furvaral Director No nutter what rou can illocd were here kx you FOREST LAWN MORTUARY (4FMMLE'lt t UWMaD MILLS (213) 254-3131 AnMaTTROfvrj FAMILY MAUOV. 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