Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 3, 1974 · Page 24
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 24

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, July 3, 1974
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24—Uklah Dally Journal, Ukiah Calif. Wednesday, July 3, 1974 Canoe trip to Tahiti will be attempted |Highlights of cuts made in 1974*75 state budget| By JAMES DOOLEY HONOLULU (UPI) — As the rest of the nation celebrates 200 years of history, a group from the 50th state will plunge back 1,500 years to the earliest days of Polynesian exploration. . On April 1, 1976, some 20-24 sailors and scientists will depart Honolulu in a 60 -foot double-hulled canoe on a voyage to Tahiti and back. Everything about the trip will closely approximate Polynesian conditions in the year 470, according to Herb Kane, project organizer and vice president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. "One of the purposes of the trip is to celebrate the finest hour of Hawaiian ancestry," Kane said; "Another is to prove that they actually could have done it without navigation instruments and,with the rather meager materials is what the present day crew will carry with them. "Our provisios will be limited to the foods,available to the ancient Polynesians," Kane said. "Dried breadfruit, baked taro, sweet potato, dried squid and other dried fish will be our staples. Fresh fish,, caught at sea, will supplement the diet." Navigation will depend solely on the sea, the sky and the human mind. Kane said, "Some critics hold that the earliest Polynesians were not capable of navigating over such long distances. But we'll use stars as latitude and compass ' indicators. Other techniques will include the use of 'dominant ground swells' to Hold the canoe on a steady bearing while the stars are not visible.", Ground swells, Kane explained, are not currents or waves, but "subsurface movement consistent in its direction." He said a few people in Micronesia still depend on ground swells for navigation. The crew has not yet been selected and Kane said applications are still being accepted. "We'll take 20-24 persons, mostly with canoe-paddling experience, to be retrained as sailors," said Kane. He explained that wind and water will propel the canoe, but, in a pinch, the crew might have to revert to muscle power. Kane said a number of scientists would make the voyage, from such disciplines as botany, biology, experimental psychology and animal husbandry. It's believed the first Polynesians carried animals and plants with them, and so will their latter-day counterparts. Kane said at least one dog specially bred to resemble its ancient forbears would make the trip to Tahiti. Included on the return voyage will be pigs and chickens. "The ancient types of pigs and chickens are still in existence in Tahiti," according to Kane. Two dozen varieties of plants will also be stored away on the return trip. Two scientists from Honolulu's Bishop Museum are currently researching the care of plants and animals on early Polynesian voyages, according to Kane. He said research is also underway into the processing, packaging and storage of food for each 2,000 mile leg of the round trip. "We're postulating three pounds of food and water per person, per day," said Kane. "What cooking is done at sea will be done in a sand box, using coconut husks for kindling and midribs of coconuts for firewood." Project financing is definitely not circa 470. Kane said the total cash outlay would be around $100,000. He said book and magazine rights have already been sold, and "We're looking now to sell the film rights." Some funds have come from the U .S. Bicentennial Commission, Kane said, with the rest provided by private donors. Kane himself designed the canoe, which is currently under construction at a Honolulu shipyard. He said they hope to have it in the water by April, 1975. "We're training now," he added, "in a double-hulled Hawaiian canoe, 40 feet long, baaed on an 1830 's design." He said each leg of the voyage is expected to take approximately 90 days, "barring unforeseen factors." A transpacific racing yacht, the New World, will be loaned by the Oceanic Society of San Francisco, Kane said. I^will be used to check navigational plots, "so that, when it's all over, well'be able to look back' and verify if we were where we thought we were." Kane said the yacht will always be within 50 miles of the canoe—close enough to pick up an electronic signal transmitted from the canoe. t Kane stressed the' whole project is a community undertaking. "We're still accepting donations in cash and kind," he said. "In the old days, a canoe launching was an important event in the life of the community. We hope this one will be, too." SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Before signing the first state budget to exceed $10 billion, Gov.. Ronald Reagan used his veto power to trim $107 million from more than 90 programs. Here are the highlights of those cuts: HEALTH AND WELFARE — More than $33 million was trimmed, including elimination of a $10 million 'legislative supplement to local mental health facilities, and $5 million each for child health screening programs and operation of regional developmeTrtaJU-youngsters, $8.5 million for disabilities programs. Another $3.5 million was cut from programs to provide welfare recipients with career opportunities through the state Personnel Board, and $2 million from local drug abuse centers. The governor said he left sufficient funds for most of the programs. SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS —The cuts included $4 million for bilingual education, $4.2 million for instruction of mentally gifted educationally disadvantaged pupils, $2 million for child care centers, and $2.3 million for elementary school reading programs. ' Reagan cited what he said was duplication of funding and added he was unwilling to expand many of the services. CORRECTIONS — Reagan eliminated $1.6 million for local criminal rehabilitation assistance. He said he was unwilling to expand some programs and others were not necessary. PARKS -More than $9 million was cut—3.2 million for acquisition of beachland near Channel Island Harbor in Ventura Comity, $3 million for local park, and historic grants, and $3 million for Candlestick Marina in San Francisco. Reagan said there was more planning needed for the Candlestick project, that the island harbor acquisition was not of statewide significance and' the local aid funds were improperly appropriated. Other cuts: —$2.9 million for mandatory vehicle smog inspections in Southern California. Reagan left $2.6 million which he said was sufficient. —$1.09 million for the state Arts Commission. The governor left $1 million for the commission and said that would be adequate. —$1.34 million to reduce student-faculty ratios and avoid layoffs at state universities and colleges. — (Located In TMYMwVe 4 731 So. 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