Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 5, 1978 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Thursday, January 5, 1978
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2—Ukiah Daily Joufnal, Ukia>i, Calif. Thui-sday, January 5, 1978 Summary of city council are In other council action. PARKING METERS Lease of parliing meters,for signs by merchants has become popular in the city. Council amended a resolution allowing first priority for purchase to merchants fronting the meter being purchased. Merchants; outside that area will have second choree for, purchase. The signs,' som^i of which have already been placed on meter stands along School Street are leased by the year. ZONE CHANGE — Public hearing date for a zone change application by Kennedy homes on Orr Creek was set for Jan. 18 at the next city council meeting. NON-CONFORMING USE ZONE CHANGE — A proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance will be heard in a public hearing Jan. 18 at the city council meeting. A (x-oiinsed change in the zoning on Dora Street from a higher polled on tax relief .•.•.'.•-•rrv,;.-.',- to lower denMty. prompt^ residents of the area to request a change in the nonconforming use law. It would allow them to rebuild structures in thearea, if destroyed, despite the fact they no longer woQld conform t6 zoning in the area. \: HYDROELECTRIC GENERATION — Approved a move to seek funds for a'study of the feasibility of hydroelectric generation at Coyote dam to supply added electric power to the city. The proposal was considered in the past but was not economical then, according to city manager Jim Swayne. The increased cost of energy has now made the project a more realistic possiblity. ANTON STADItJM LIGHTING — Council found it had overestimated the cost of lighting at the stadium when setting the college fee at $5,000 for the year. The excess amount will be rebated. market report R A TF: M \ N K11 Ml f: K, HI LI H i«-11A R I)S IN ( . :|:| MKMUkuS NKU VOKK ST(M K KX(HA\(;K ;::| ,,IMI\V ,M)NKS II \..M. PHICK.S A'fast one' lands two in county jail Two young men from Oakland who tried to pull a "fast one" at the Big 5 Drive-in restaurant in Hopland are in county jail on burglary charges today. According to sheriff's reports, the men identified, as Sidney Silket, 20, and Keith Bankhead, 19, pulled their late model green and white Cougar into the parking lot behind the restaurant at 4 p.m. yesterday. One of tl;^e suspects approached the cashier on duty, Dehriis Mobbs, 19, and told him he was having trouble starting his car. Mobbs went out to help with th6 car, and after the car was started, he returned to the restaurant. An unidentified patron then told Mobbsthat one of the suspects, who are both black, had been taking money from the cash register and from an open safe in the building. Mobbs confronted the two in the parking lot and they denied taking the money or being together. Words were exchanged and the two drove off in the car. Mobbs then phoned the sheriff's department with a complete description of the car, including license plate number. Qoverdale police, responding to the radio dispatch, pulled the suspect car over a short while later. The j^ashier was then brought to the scene and identified the suspects and some of the e$tiniated $250 that was missing, according to reports. The suspects were taken to the county jail and booked on burglary charges. ' 9,666 gaJions of fuel token SACRAMENTO (UPI) Legislative staffers today wrapped up a poll of Senate Democrats as lawmakers sought to forge a consensus on property tax relief legislation giving California homeowners a minimum $150 tax, rebate. Demo.cratic' Caucus ChairnKin Omer Rarns of Ventui-a said he hoped the poll would bring lawmakers closer to presenting Gov. Edmund Gi Brown Jr. and Assembly members with an acceptable plan that could quickly move through the Legislature. Senate Democrats met for 2'/z hours Wednesday studying the latest proposal and scheduled another gathering today. But despite the lengthy discussion nothing was settled, leaders agreed. "There are still deep philosophical differences that remain," Rains said after the meeting. In fact, he said, even the basic issues of property tax relief remain to be resolved: whether relief should be based on income and property, value; how much money should be put into the plan; how to split Available money among homeowners and renters and whether to include business inventory tax relief. Rains added that the circuit breaker method — basihg relief on a formula involving property worth and. homeowner income - was "not dead hut barely whimpering" and said most lawmakers felt renter relief should be increased from the current $37. Under (he current plan discussed among Senate Democrats, $1 billion of the projected state budget surplus would be earmarked for property tax relief and business inventory tax reduction. Sen. Albert S. Rodda, D- Sacramento, author of the proposal,,said the plan would guarantee a minimum $150 payment to each California l|)meowner. ' However, Rains aind Rodda agreed Democrats want to introduce a bill that would require only 21 votes for passage. That means elimination of the business .inventory tax would have to be carried in separate legislation since it would reqyire a two-thirds majority of the 40-mem,ber house. hi addition, Rodda said whatever compromise is forged probably will be ampnded ,ipto property tax relief legislation languishing in a two-house conference cofn'mittee after being defeated by the Senate last year. , He said under that plan, lawmakers could possibly enact a bill before Jan. 27. That is the deadline for submission to the secretary of state of opposing arguments to a June ballot measure that would limit property taxes to i percent of property tax value. Americans still support humontarion ideals 11:00 A.M. PHK Industrials unchanged .Transportations -f- 1.17 Utilities -t- .2 ,'J ' Volume 14,550,000 Advances 8.36 Declines 441 " Unchanged 477 LISTED STOCK.S^^; , "Caterjiiillar Tractor 'A'^f. , K.mart 26 ^1 •+-^H American Tel & Tel (iO ' H Bank of Americii 22 -'h< t '« Boise Cascade 25'.i -'.i Heublein 25 '2 +'H Evans Products 17 +' 1 General Motors 61 u Unchanged Georgia Pacific 27' H 4 'H IBM 269''. I -1 WASHINGTON (UPI) Americans continue to sup-, port humanitarian ideals in foreign policy but the sentiments are colored by pragmatism because of Vietnam, according to a private survey published today. "The public is making difficult trade-offs between idealism and self-intet-est," concluded an opinion survey commissioned by the Charles F. Kettering Foundation and conducted with the cooperation of the State Department. "The American public continues to support activist' ideals in ' foreign policy, despite the bitter experience of Vietnam," the survey found. '•'At the same time, opinion on specific policy issues appears to be goyemed by a more pragmatic, cautious and skeptical ,orientati,on than prevailed before Vietnam." The survey was carried out by the Communications Research Center of Cleveland State University with ,the cooperation of the State Department, between January 1976 and December 1977 in eight large major American metropolitan lareas and one Midwestern state. Some 3,800 American adults were interviewed by telephone in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Portland .( Oregon ) , Milwaukee, Los,Angeles, St. Louis, Cleveland, Atlanta, and Minnesota. "While Vietnam has not altered Aniericans'' ideological opposition to communism, it has dampened .enthusiasm for interventionist activity overseas the survey found. But support remained for U.S. intelligence activities overseas, even in nations friendly with the United States. The blend of "'softhearted' and 'hardhearted' reaction" was evidenced in a number of areas. The survey found interest in detente witK Moscow balanced by "solid ideological opposition to communism and to the Kremlin's violations of human rights." But human rights was not the priority when trade' and weapons agreements with the Soviet Union were at stake. "While expressing sympathy for the plight of people whose human rights have been violated ... the public overwhelmingly views nuclear agreements with thp Soviet Uhion as even more important and indicates that trade agrieements should be negotiated apart from human rights considerations," the survey found. Opposition to arhis sales to foreign countries also was evident. r And suspicion about the use of foreign assistance was found, with the public "firmly standing behind food aid to countries where people are hungry," but feeling "U.S. aid too often benefits only the wrong people and is wasted by developing countries." Of those interviewed, 48 percent said U.S. leaders should criticize countries violating human rights, but 38 percent said it is was not the business of the United States to comment on another country's internal affairs. Ahs Commission members named An unknown thief or thieves stole 9,600 gallons of diesel fuel, from the Mendocino Aggregates plant on the Longvale—Covelo Road sometime between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, according to sheriff's reports. Lake County man to be sentenced SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) A federal judge has set a Feb. 23 sentencing date for a Lake County business consultant convicted of lying to agents who were trying to srhash a multimillion dollar' New York heroin ring. Russell W. Matthews, 63, Lower Lake, was convicted of perjury NVednesday after a two-day trial in the U.S. District Court of Judge William H. Orrick. Matthews faces a possible maximum! penalty of five' years .imprisonment and a $10,000 fine for each count. Investigators of the Justice Department's Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force said Matthews met a New York heroin operator and the president of a small San Jose manufacturing firm in September 1973. Edith Hammon, a secretary at the plant, reported that the fuel was delivered on Dec. 21, and when the tanks were checked yesterday, it was gone. A pair of anti-siphoning valves had been ' tampered with. The fuel was estimated to be worth $5,600 . In a separate incident, Del Prager of Potter Valley reported the theft of $5,000 worth of cash and antiques from her-upstairs apartment sometime between January, 1975, and November, 1977. Missing were antique coins, currency and a sliver plated revolver. According to reports, she moved out of the upstairs apartment, located on top of Del's Wheel Inn on Main Street, two years ago. It was unoccupied until she (noved back recently and discovered the theft Logan King of Boonville Road south of Ukiah reported the theft of his 1976 Datsun pickup from his driveway Wednesday. It was apparently unlocked and the keys were left inside. The vehicle was described as yellow with a Fferris Valley camper top on the back, license -plate 1H28829. Also stolen were a SOSO rifle and a .22 rifle which were inside. Value of the truck and guns was placed at $3,400. UkiahDailq Journal GEORGE HUNTER Managing Editor Published dally except Saturday and certain holidays by the Mendocino Publishing Co. of 590 South School Stteet, Ukiah Mendocino County, California 95482 Second Class Postage paid at. Ukiah, California Court Decree No. 9267 Subscription Rates Carrier Route - $2.75 Per Month, Three Months, $8.25 Six Months $16.50, One Year -(33 .po Auto Route - $3.00 Per Month, Three Months $9iO0, Six Months $18.00, One Year $36.00 15< Per Copy Newsstands Telephone 468^0123 A newly formed arts commission in Ukiah was appointed by the city council at Wednesday night's meeting. The original proposal for a seven member commission was increased to nine to allow two at-large members from outside the city limits to serve. Councilman Barry Wood expressed concern th'at a great deal of expertise would be lost if members from the Ukiah Valley who do not live within the city limits could not be permitted on t/ie commission. — After short balloting, the couricil appointed the following people to serve on the first commission: Dr Searles R. Boynton, Barbara Eversole, Edna Guerrero (member at large), Katherine Babcock, Francine Bearden (member at large). Bill Memorial services for Mrs. Brunner 'A memorial service for Eleanor Irene Brunner, 53, who died Tuesday following a heart attack, will be conducted Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. Edwin Sohn officiating. A native of New Jersey, Mrs. Brunner had resided in this community for the past 31 yeai-s. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Surviving are her husband, W. Hal Brunner of Ukiah; two daughters, Gail W. Lombard of Nice and Jo Ann Cads' of Pleasanton; three sons, Gary Woeltge of Eureka, Kenneth Brunner of Rgdwood City, and Rudy Brunner of Lakeport; her mother, Mary Say lor of New Jersey; a sister, Esther Richman of Oroville; three: additional sisters residing in New Jersey.; and six grandchildren. • Contributions to the Heart Fund are..preferred by the family. Upon Mrs. Br.unner's personal wishes, her body will be donated to UC Hospital in San Francisco. Physics evaloatioh received by board Smith, Alyce Thornhill and Norman Williamson. Susan Husted was selected as an alternate if one of the nine could not serve. The primary obligation of the new commission will be to oversee operation of the Grace Carpenter Hudson's house in Ukiah and the art works it contains. It will also function to promote all of the arts in the community, according to the ordinance creating the commission. Wednesday in Sacramento By United Press Inti'rnational The Seriate Com mittees Approved Industrial Relations Unemploy — Extends unemployment benefits to public employees. (AB644 — McAlister, D-San Jose. 4-1. To Finance.) The Assembly Introduced Bikes —Requires state registration of motorized bicycles. (SB2127 — Stirling, R-Hacienda Heights.) Motorjcyclist is injured Tomas Cropp, 39, was treated and released from Ukiah General Hospital after liis motorcycle struck a car yesterday at 5 p.m. According to Ukiah police reports, Cropp was northbound on N. State Street near Norton when a car driven by . Leisha Carpenter, 19, pulled out in front of him. Due to the falling rain, Cropp couldn't stop in time and the motorcycle struck the left front of the car. Gartjentei^ was not injured. Trustees of Mendocino College, in their first meeting of 1978 Wednesday night took under study a series of evaluations of the college's fledgling but developing physics department and its program as developed by Jerry Pidhe. The evaluations were encouraging, constructively critical, and raised some questions which the board, in further developing the physics and other science programs must address itself to sooner or later — sufficient budget allocations to provide the building, equipment ' and resource-lab and backup materials necessary to any ongoing, 20th Century, space- age science program. It appeared, from preliminary perusal, that the evaluations by outside physics instructors and others from Santa, Rosa J.C., Sonoma State and Ventura College, were weighted by evaluator support of classic or modern, theory or research physics approaches to the science which touches on all other sciences and math projects of tlie college and universe. Trustees Wednesday night also rejected a request from the City of Ukiah that the college pay $5,000 rental for use of Anton Stadium for football,rbaseball or whatever in 1977-78 and asked that the board and appropriate city officials meet with it and the administration to review the matter of Anton Stadium fees as soon as possible. Also taken under study by the board was a list of suggestions from the Lake Ck)unty advisory committee for the implementation of a College of Adult Lifelong Learning program. Educational,^ vocational- technical, avocational courses and special events of interest for- the retired, semi- retired or other interested adults are supported by the advisory committee for what formerly was dubbed the Lake County College Emeritus program. ' Trustees also heard progress reports on site development, approved an evaluation committee for administration; named Bob Alto, community . services director to work with the ad- hoc Cultural-Recreation Center committee led by Rowland Pringle; heard personnel matters and other items. STEAK HOUSi NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK '7MllMNprttiof Uklali, 35% OFF SALE! Ail Window Coverings Reduced Shades Draperies Woven Woods CROWN W '^^^euh^ 139 Washin'siton Street Ultiah .462-0551 Louisiana Pacific 12'.i -'.< Houston Oil & Mineral ;51 Unch. Masonite 16' H -I-' H McDonald's 50'« Unch. Mobil Oil 61' H -'.( Na't'l Semi-Conductor U)'- -f'.'H Natomas 38'v + •» NCR Corp. •M'.! Pacific Gas&Elec'. T.i's l.'nch.'^ Sears, Roebuck 27 • Standard Oil of Calif, Transamerica M 'h -'^ Diagnostic Data (OTC) UV Unch. " London gold $lfi5.70 .^(i.BO Sonoma Vineyards D'H I 'nch NEW YORK iClMi Stocks headed broadly hi.yhcc today in response te tlie government's deeismii lo support the dollai' ' HI iDniijii exchanges, 'rruclirVf^ w.i.s active. . Tli,e early rally was sparki'd by tlie Treasury, Department and the' Federal Reserve Board who late Wednesday announced the government was going to iiiteiA-ene to check speculation and reestablish order in the foreign exchange markets. Till- ,,Ked intervened ;'.i4iires!;i\-ely Thursday. While traders were en- rouraged by the action, they were uncertain about the long- term effects oh the dollar. .\iiaJysis said the U.S. trade deficit.s, which are responsible prmiariLy for the • dollar's %ve:vk,ness, are not likely to , .decline significantly soon. ' .Against this background, ' the I)o\v Jone^ industrial average, which fell 4.16 points Wednesday, was ahead 3 .64 points to 817.22 shortly before noon EST. It had been ahead more than six points earlier. Tlie Dow lost 17 .58 points in the first two sessions of 1978 and this has presented some b a r g a i n - h u n t i n g op- [x)rtunities. Advances far outnumbered declines, 8.50 to 283, among thfe i,;j85 issues crossing the tape. New York Stock Exchange \oluine at the two-hoiir mark aiiioiuited to about 9.7 million , sliares, compared with 9.92 nnlHi')n traded during the same period .Wednesday. DAILY JOURNAL Missing? If your delivery boy happens to miss your • home, please phone , UKIAH iViIss Service Hours •5to7P.AA. SundaVatolOA.AA. 468-0123 LAKE COUNTY Miss Service Hours 7 to 9 P.M. 263-3301 WSLLIT'S AREA Bett.y Malu'gani 459-2479 7to9P.AA. i I l£ ttii 'fiii"' '•"^'i^ 462 fe78g NOW PLAYING - mm SATURDAY THE CU\SS!C BEST SELLING NOVEL- NOWA-MAJOR MOTION PICTURE V A New World PiclLire «^3B?» R "ROSE GARDEN" STARTS 7:30 - 9:45 - ADDED ATTRACTIONS - Featurette "Central Park" & Cartoon - SATURDAY PICTURE Tlje^^arwas over and the world was falling in love again. A iove story is like a song. It's beautiful while it lasts. LIZA ROBERT NINNELU DENIRO NEW YORKNEW YORK \ Rem " r .l /.A ,Ai!.\,\i -.ri..i • i'-' ^.i '.K i iii'MRO ' • -NtW YORK; ^o<K•• STARTS AT 7:00 9:4A SI fx I I i

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