Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 5, 1978 · Page 3
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 3

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, January 5, 1978
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Thursday, January 5, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Uklah,' Calif,— 3 Farmers strike i I: I 1:^ I 1 1 Non-committal support from grocery chains United Preai iDternaUoaai Strikiiig fanners beginning the fourth week _ of ,their national boycott have mustered only non-committal sui^rt frota supermarkets and food';distribution centers, who offer encouragement, but refuse to shut down in sym-^ pathy. Leaders of American Agriculture, the group heading the strike, today prepared for a Friday meeting in Omaha, Neb., where farmers will present demands to A^cultufre ^^retary Bob' Bergland. Little hope was held for the federal government to yield to the farmers' demands WEATHER) SAN FRANQSCO (UPI) California extoided forecasts for Saturday through Monday. Northern California — Partly cloudy and mostly dry except chance of showers north portion Sunday. Fog locally dense in valleys night and morning. Little temperature change.' Highs in the 50s to low 60s and lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s at low, altitudes. Central California — Partly cloudy and mostly dry. Fog locally dense in valleys night and morning. Little temperature change. Highs in the 50s to mid 60s and loWs in the mid 30s to mid 40s at low altitudes. Desert areas — Variable amounts of cloudiness but generally fair and cohtinued cool. High temperatures 40 to 50 Owens Valley... in 50s in high desert and 57 to 65 in low desert areas. Lows 20 to 32 in Owens Valley... in 30s upper deserts and mostly 35 to 45 lower deserts. Coastal and mountain areas .— Variable cloudiness with a chance of showers about Sunday. Continued cool. Highs upper 50s to low 60s in coast and valley areas. Lows mostly 40s and 53 6ut inland valleys cooling into mid 30s Saturday, j Mountain highs 35 to 45 at resorts. Lows mostly 17 through 20s. A deep low pressure is centered off the Oregon Coast. An active cold front associated with the low slammed into California Wednesday. Strong winds gusting to 60 miles an • hour and heavy precipitation accompanied the front. Lightning, thunder and hail the size of peas were reported. One thunderstorm dropped about an inch of rain at the 'Oakland Airport between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Some thunderstorms were also noted in Southern California. Heavy snow continues to freshen the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada. Rainfall amounts ending at 10 p.m. Wednesday exceeded an inch in many places. Even "niermal, in the desert, received .63 inches. Showers will continue in the moist unstable air behind the front. More snow will coat the mountains above 3,000 feet in the north and 6,000 feet in the south. Strong winds, heavy rain and biting snow spawned travel advisories, flood warnings and high wind warnings in the Pacific Northwest today. Travel advisories were in effect across the mountains g.f. the Pacific Coast and Southwest, where'sharply gusting winds and heavy snoWs in higher elevations made driving a dangerous task, i for break-even pric'es on their •products. . .American Agriculture farmers in Colorado were promised support by two supermarket chains^nd R meat wholesaler, but won no sympathy shutdowns. Two farmers were arrested in a scuffle with police Wednesday during a demonstration in which striking farmers blocked entrances to Safeway Stores Inc.'s regional distribution center in Denver. The farmers later were released when they agreed to move their tractors. Farmers encircled the center with 200 tractors when Safeway officials refused to close the center. The officials offered to place advertisements in newspapers saying they were "sympathetic" with farmers concerns, and would allow the American Agriculture movement to distribute petitions in 'Safeway stores. The farmers, who drove tractors and pickup trucks from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska to the center, halted food deliveries to a five-state area, for only aboUt fivehouf-s Wednesday. Colorado strikers also failed in trying to get King Soopers supermarkets and Sigman Meat Co., a meat wholesaler, to close in sympathy for their cause. The Associated Grocers Of Colorado, a Denver-based wholesale grocery firm supplying about 600 independent stores in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico, agreed Wednesday to support the farm strike, but also said they could not close. "We replied that we could not close our' warehouse because we felt there was a better way to support their movement," said Rodney Love, AGC executive vice president. Vandals damage redwood trees SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Personnet-of the state Department of Parks and Recreation liaye found three large redwood' trees vandalized' at Smithe Redwood State Reserve in northern Mendocino County; The department Wednesday •said unknown vandals used a , cliain saw to cut part way through, the base' of the old growth .redwoods located astride Highway 101 between .Leggett and the Mendocin (H Humboldt county line. The damage was discovered Tuesday. Because the trees stand within 50 to 150 feet of the highway, it said, they may pose a threat to highway traffic. As a result,'^ the department said, it hks contracted with a private firm to cut down the trees "as soon as possible." HOLDER OF LUCKY TICKET — A television set was first prize in a recent drawing held at the Mont- «goiTiery Ward store in Ukiah. The winning ticket was drawn by Ann Coiombi'of Fort Bragg and contained the name of Ralph Knivila of .106 West Mill St., Ukiah. Pictured above is Knivila, left, accepting his prize from Malcolm Ross, Ward's appliance manager. 7-Day Paint Sale 1 /2 price Mendelsohn trial opens today in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The political future of former San F ^Fancisco Supervisor Robert Mendelsohn is al stake in a Superior Court action charging him with violating campaign disclosure laws. The lawsuit brought by the state I'^air Political Practices Commission was to open today in the chainbers of Judge J. Francis Good, 70, a retired jurist from Butte County on temporary assignment in San Francisco. Mendelsohn was nominated by President Carter to be assistant secretary of the Interior but the nomination was withdrawn aftef the FTPC sued Mendelsohn on Nov. 14. The commission said Mendelsohn "negligently or intentionally" violated campaign disclosure laws by misreporting more thap $30,0.00 in loans and contributions to his unsuccessful 1974' campaign for state controller. Seven co-defendants also were named, including campaign treasurer Melvin Swig, Mendelsohn staff aide Joan Lubamersky, campaign Worker Barbara Morrison, Ft. Bragg fish wholesaler William Grader,, Transcentury F^-pperties of San Frangisco and its president, William Chamberlain. Bodega Bay restaurant otvner Wanda Zankich and her sister, Louise Dr,pb, were named as parties to the conspiracy but they were granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony. Mendelsohn's attorneys were expected to argue that Mendelsohn should be tried separately from the others so he can receive an early trial date. Judge Good will hear defense motions and decide whether the civil case warrants a trial. "Wall on our Paint" latex. 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