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WMthtr Northwettern California: Fair tfaroua^i' Thursday, except for" patchy tow ckuda and fog on ooaat tonight and Thursday morning; low tonight and high Thursday at UUah 85 and 100, Fort Bragg 82 and 61. 114th Year No. 54 Ukiah Dai T«mp«rotur« July, 1974 Date HI La 2 98 81 Noon Today 80 Rainfall 0.00 Jtt»y,lf73 Data IB La 2 » M Low Today , 81 Last Year 0.00 Uklah, Mendocino Countv, California—Wednesday, July 3, 1974 24 Pages—2 Sections—15 Cent* Nixon-Brezhnev fail to curb arms race MOSCOW (UPI) - Looking weary, President Nixon and Leonid I. Brezhnev today acknowledged they had failed to curb the offensive nuclear arms race and closed their summit with second-best agreements limiting nuclear tests and deployment of defensive missiles. Brezhnev; general secretary of the Soviet Communist party, gave Nixon a warm sendoff at Vnukovo airport as the President left for the United States to give the nation a televised report on his seven- day summit. The entire 16-man Politburo, ruling body of the Soviet Communist party, and several hundred Soviet and American citizens turned out to see Nixon off. A broad smite broke through his fatigued appearance as he said his farewells to the American contingent. Brezhnev was in a jovial mood, laughing with Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and President Nikolai V. Podgorny as he shook hands with Nixon and watched him depart. The two leaders promised in a final communique ending their seven-day summit to try to negotiate at some future date an extension of the 1972 Strategic Arms Limitation (SALT) treaty—a temporary affair that does not cover the major new threat of multiple-warhead rockets. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger told reporters a full-scale nuclear accord was imperative for mankind. "In the name of God," Kissinger told a briefing, "what is 'strategic superiority' at these levels" possessed by the two superpowers? "If we do not solve this problem by 1977, we will be living in a world in which opportunities for nuclear war exist which are unimaginable." A few hours before the President and Mrs. Nixon departed by plane for the United States, Nixon and Brezhnev signed agreements covering underground testing, defensive missiles' and several other cooperative agreements in the Kremlin's circular St. Vladimir Hall. The Nixons' plane departed Moscow at 10:17 a.m. EDT. Nixon scheduled a televised address to the nation shortly after his arrival for a refueling stop at Caribou, Maine, at 7:30 p.m. EDT. The signing ceremony was a somber affair compared to the ebullient windup to Nixon's first Moscow nuclear summit two years ago, which produced the first in­ terim SALT agreement and a gala finale full of backslapping joviality. Unsmiling and exchanging few words, the President and the Communist party general secretary sat down at a table in St. Vladimir and signed these main agreements: —A pact limiting undergrqund nuclear tests to weapons up to 150 kilo tons in explosive power beginning March 31, 1976; limit the number of tests to an unspecified minimum; and provide for continued negotiation with a view to eventual total ban of underground tests. Kissinger said the agreement commits the Soviets in principle, for the first time, to having onsite observers conduct the verifications of underground testing. —An agreement limiting each side to a single defensive antiballistic missile site of 100 launchers each—but giving each side five years in which to change its current site if desired. A1972 treaty had given each; side two sites of 100 launchers each. In addition, their communique pledged' an attempt to renegotiate the 1972 temporary SALT agreement that would extend it beyond its 1977 expiration date until 1985. NEW GRAND JURY — The 1974-75 grand jury was selected yesterday in Superior Court. Superior Judges A.B. Broaddus and Timothy O'Brien are pictured behind the new panel. The jurors are, front row, left to right, Hattie London, Dorothy Rampone, Blanche Clary, Elsie Whipple, Betty Arlie, Colleen Grogan, Domingo Deghi, Donald Hale, and Foreman Bea Oswald. Back row, left to right, Robert L. Zaina, John Parducci, Robert Raymond, Joe Rossi, Paul Warren, Jing Quan, Roger Wren, Lyell Cash, vice chairman, and Jack Mitchell. Astrid Oxerstrom is not pictured. —Journal photo by Raymond. Fun, excitement for everyone 1974-75 Mrs. King eulogized during county's July 4 blowouts ^uj"? as peaceful warrior' W , # # ATLANTA (UPI) — Mrs. Martin Luther among a long list of dignitaries on hand . The excitement of a rodeo, the fun of a .horsemen's play day, the beauty of a night boat parade and fireworks galore will be featured tomorrow aa Mendocino aad Lake counties caiehrate the nation's birthday. Ukiah area residents will be able to enjoy the 12th annual celebration of Black Bart Days tomorrow in Redwood Valley. The traditional parade will get under way at 11 a.m. with trophies and ribbons being awarded the best entries in a wide variety of categories. Following the parade, there will be a playday at the Redwood Riders arena on East Road. Both riding and non-riding events are scheduled for horsemen of all ages, including a watermelon eating contest. The parade and playday are sponsored by the Redwood Riders, with the help of that infamous Western yillian, Black Bart, who will be making' his annual appearance. In Willits there's exceitment for everyone as the city's annual celebration of Frontier Days comes to a climax, with rodeo events scheduled both tonight and tomorrow. - Frontier Days is the oldest continuing rodeo in the state and each year the festivities grow a bit grander. This year's schedule includes the first of two rodeos, beginning tonight at 5:30, followed by a street dance at 9 p.m. Tomorrow's celebration gets under way with the annual Frontier Days parade down Main St. Willits beginning at 11 a.m. This is followed at noon by the Rotary Club barbecue at Recreation Grove. Barbecued beef and all the trimmings will be served until 2:30 p.m. for $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. The barbecue always attracts several thousand hungry visitors, so get your tickets early. Rodeo and track events return at 3 p.m. Tickets are $2:50 for adults; $1.50 for children. At 6, there will be the traditional water fight between members of the Willits and Fort Bragg Volunteer Fire Departments for possession of a perpetual KATHY PERSICO Frontier Days Sweetheart Ridge Wheel Properties suit stayed by board The board of supervisors has tentatively agreed to stay its suit against Ridge Wheel Properties and Ridgewood Park and allow sales of lots as each segment of road paving is let to Bid. The decision was made Tuesday by the board after hearing from Bob Schwan of Ridge Wheel and his attorney, Leo Cook. Schwan was seeking to have the county's suit, filed in December; 1972, for failure to complete road paving, dismissed without prejudice. Such an action by the county would allow filing of another action at a iWilsorVsil H 6 ME FURNISHINGS 1850N. State^t. 442-7787 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 12 to 5 For your Convenience (office closed) later date if conditions were not met. Cook is currently working on an agreement which would stay the pending suit and allow sales of lots as each section of roadway is paved. The first portion, a 3.6 mile segment which includes the entrance and portions of the first unit, is ready to go to bid, Schwan indicated. The agreement would also extend the $260,000 performance bond issued by Seaboard Surety to each segment as it was paved. Schwan and Public Works Director Budge Campbell disagreed on the amount needed to complete the nine miles of roads, the Ridge Wheel rep indicating between $450,000 and $500,000, and Campbell suggesting between $800,000 and $900,000. Campbell and Supervisor Augie Avila felt the performance bond would not cover the remainder of the work. As Assistant District Attorney Tim Stoen was preparing to discuss the board's options, Supervisor Burgess Williams called for a closed litagation session and the chamber was cleared. Schwan indicated Ridge Wheel would pave the 3.6 miles immediately, and completejhe remaining 5.4 miles by November; 1975. Cook hopes to have a draft of the agreement to the board by its July 9 meeting. trophy. The event will take place in front of city hall. A square dance will complete Frontier Days entertainment. Dancing gets under way^ih-eity par^t at-7-.ae and will continue until 10. Throughout the evening other special entertainments are scheduled including an old-fashioned Western gunfight. Ziss-—Boom-—aaaaaah; and the rockets red glare followed by a shower of multi-colored stars will be the order of the night in Lake County July 4 when everyone will have a treat seeing two separate, gigantic firework displays over beautiful Clear Lake. The Clearlake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the pyrotechnics at Red Bud Park, Clearlake Highlands, starting at dusk, while the Lakeport Chamber of Commerce has arranged a four hour program starting at 6 p.m. with music and entertainment, extraordinary speed water skiing performances with kites and bare feet, plus a sail boat exhibition. At dusk the 27th annual Night Boat Parade will be heralded with" a burst of fireworks while the elaborately decorated and lighted boats and floats will promenade along the lakeshore in front of the Lakeport Library Park. A two hours firework display will spangle the sky as a backdrop to the boats that will circle around the Lakeport Volunteer Firemens Fire Boat, shooting plumes of colored water high into the sky, in one of the most beautiful and spectacular performances. Theme of the boat parade is "Let Freedom Ring," and "Heritage" in honor of Lake County's bicentennial celebration running for the next two years. For coast residents, there will be a fireworks display tomorrow night at dusk at Todd's Point just south of the Noyo River Bridge. All city, county, state and federal offices will close tomorrow in observance of the holiday, however, many stores in the Ukiah area, including most city markets, will remain open, according to the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce. Retail stores in the downtown area will be closed, except for the city's two major drug stores —Rexall and Medico. Value Giant, Rascoe's and Montgomery Wards Will remain open during the day. The Daily Journal will publish tomorrow. oopsr The Montgomery Ward Inserts scheduled for Tuesday, July 9 issues of The Mendo-Lake Advertiser and The Ukiah Daily Journal were inadvertantly inserted yesterday. Please keep your copy of the insert if you received it yesterday. SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY JULY 10 AND , ENDS JULY 13 MONTGOMERY WARD The first fiscal year grand jury in history was impaneled in Superior Court here yesterday, and a Talmage area woman appointed foreman. - - • The grand jury was formerly selected' and seated in January of each year to serve for 12 months. The 1973 jury, however, served 18 months to allow for the conversion to a fiscal year calendar necessitated by recent legislation. The 11-man, 8-woman panel was instructed by Superior Judge Timothy O'Brien after being sworn in by Court • Clerk Marguerite Schwarm. Seven members are from the Ukiah area, four from Fort Bragg, three from Willits, and one each from Covelo, Laytonville, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, and Little River. The group immediately met with Assistant District Attorney Tim Stoen and members of last year's grand jury for instructions and suggestions. Mrs. Bea Oswald was selected foreman of the jury, and will be responsible for appointing committees. A vice foreman, and secretary will be elected by the group. The members are: Lyell Cash, Blanche Clary, Bea Oswald, John Parducci, Jing Quan, Roger Wren and Robert L. Zaina, all of Ukiah; Betty Arlie, Colleen Grogan, Donald Hale, and Joe Rossi, all of'Fort Bragg; Hattie London, Dorothy Rampone, and Paul Warren, all of Willits; Domingo Deghi of Redwood Valley, Jack Mitchell of Potter Valley, Astrid Okerstrom of Laytonville, Robert Raymond of Little River, and Elsie Whipple of Covelo. Judge O'Brien told the jury it has three areas of responsibility; power to indict for public offenses and crimes, power to investigate alleged misconduct in office by public officials, and power to investigate and report on functions of county government. Stout held for murder of mother A 24-year-old Ukiah man is being held on murder charges in the alleged accidental shooting of his mother early this morning at their north Ukiah home. Tommy Stout was taken into custody following questioning by sheriff's investigators after he came to the sheriff's office to report the shooting of his 65-year- old mother, Maria Stout, at their Milani Drive home off Eastside Road. The victim was shot in the head with a .45 revolver. She was dead when deputies arrived shortly after 5 a.m. The shooting is reported to have occurred sometime between 4 and 5. The suspect and victim were reportedly the only persons at the home when the shooting occurred. Stout reportedly came to the courthouse at 5 a .m. to report the shooting. He told investigators the gun discharged accidentally. i Investigation on the case is continuing. The deceased is also survived by a - daughter and husband living in the southern California area. Zimmerman's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. ATLANTA (UPI) — Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr., slain last Sunday by a gunman, was eulogized today as "the most peaceful warrior of the 20th century" in funeral services attended by many celebrities who marched with her martyred son.'" Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, who took over the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., described the civil rights' leader's mother, Mrs. Alberta King, 69, as a "reservoir of courage and consolation." "Through her, God gave to the country and to the world the most peaceful warrior of the 20th century," Abernathy said. Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson told the more than 600 persons who filled Ebenezer Baptist Church that Mrs. King was a "rock of ages. No bullet will ever change that fact. She had a will that saw her through tragedy after tragedy after tragedy after tragedy until her own," he said. Hundreds who could not get into the, small church gathered on the hot, cordoned-off street outside the building to listen to the tributes to the woman who reared Dr. King, the black southern minister who went on to win the Nobel Peace prize. Mrs. Gerald Ford, wife of, the vice president, and Georgia's governor were among a long list of dignitaries on hand for the funeral. Abernathy, many of the black congressmen and other elected officials in the church had marched with Dr. King or won office through voting rights extended to blacks as a result of .the civil rights struggle. . -."-T Mrs. Alberta King, 69,. was shot and killed last Sunday while she sat playing the organ at the Ebenezer church where she had spent much of her life. Church deacon Edward Boy kin, ' 69 also died in the shooting. Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23, was charged with the murders, and police and the FBI were trying to determine whether he was involved in a conspiracy aimed at black civil rights and clerical leaders. Gov. Jimmy Carter said that,based on what he has learned from the state's investigation into the double slaying, he does not think there is a conspiracy. And Chenault's attorney said the 23-year-old suspect told him he had "never been a party to any group, organization or following." But police in Dayton, Ohio, Chenault's home, said they want to talk with him in connection with the recent shooting deaths of two black ministers there. •v Vacant judicial seat is eyed by attorneys By GEORGE HUNTER LAKE COUNTY — The" political pot is bubbling merrily in this agricultural and recreational county as applicants for the Superior Court judgeship vacated earlier this month by Ralph Devoto jockey for position. The veteran jurist retired on June 10 just prior to his 70th birthday which fell on June 13. Age 70 is not a mandatory retirement age but retirement benefits are affected adversely if the incumbent does not resign. Judge Devoto, reportedly, has been in ill health although he has been accepting out-of-county assignments. W.J. Harpham, judge of the Kelseyville judicial district, is actively seeking the appointment as are Phil Crawford, Lakeport attorney, and Richard Freeborn, Clearlake Highlands justice court judge. The name of Gesford Wright, judge of the Lakeport judicial district, has been mentioned but it does not appear that he is an active contender. Harpham is the only applicant who bears the right political label, Republican. Crawfprd and Freeborn are both Democrats which might be considered two strikes against them with a Republican governor in office. Judge Freeborn is technically ineligible fdr appointment since he does not meet the 10-year law practice requirement. Information, not confirmed, is that Ukiah attorney Jack Golden is seeking the appointment in the wake of "draft Golden" sentiment in Lake County. Golden a Republican, would only state this morning that "his resume is in the governor's office." Also rumored as interested was Conrad Cox, Ukiah attorney, who squelched the report this morning when he stated that he had been contacted by the State Bar but only to provide information as to the eligibility of local area attorneys. A lay committee which includes Judge Devoto, Fred Crump, Baird Anton and Merritt Garner is studying the list of applicants and will report to the Lake County Bar Association, the Lake County Republican Central Committee, and the board of governors of the State Bar Association. Judge Devoto's term has two years to run. In the event of a local deadlock on the applicants for his office, one of nine so- called "floating judges" could be appointed for the remainder of Judge Devoto's term. 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