Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 15, 1978 · Page 3
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 3

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, January 15, 1978
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'Words of love Sunday, January 15, 1978 Ukiah DailV Journal, Uklah/Calif.—3 By MARK RAYMONDJ Reaction to HHH s death Last week I complainetjl about getting scooped by the BIG PRESS little democrat. This week, tve had the rug'puUed out from; under me right at home. . BSB and BTW (thafs Before Strictly Business and Before . This Week) Meanderings had first an^ only shot at all the intefesting tidbits of news floating around town. Now it's downright frustrating running competition with Cathy . Velardi's Strictly Business column and Bil Alvernaz' twice- weekly This Week column. I'm getting the Baskin-Robbins complex (scooped again). By now you-'ve had it up to here (where?) with anecdotes about last week's Chamber of Commerce installation dinner. But fear not. There were a few crumbs left ASB and ATW (that's After Strictly...oh, forget it). Alvernaz told everybody that Chamber President Bill Fowler's middle name was (go back and read- Tuesday's This Week) but he didn't say he was introduced as President Billy. We all know that President Jimmy (as in Carter) has a brother Billy, but I bet you didn't know President Billy doesn't have a brother Jimmy (do you care?). The T-shirts were flying fast and furious (sounds like an x- rated movje) at the dinner, and fowler received one inscribed "President??" Which means we now have a Bil (.) as Chamber manager and a president (?) heading the board, and that means all meetings will be started punctually? Period. By DEAN REYNOLDS United Press International The Happy Warrior's battle has ended, but the legions who more than once that Huhi- phrey would be his Democratic challehger in 1976, said, "I loved him as a called him friend marked the friend and respected him as death 6f Hubert Humphriey an adversary, A REAL CARD; Don Scotto, investigator for the county Social Services Dept. was handing out cards Wednesday inscribe^d "Scotto for Sheriff." But Sheriff Tom 'Jondahl isn't worried. The cards were left over from Scotto's 1970 campaign against then-Sheriff Reno Bartolomie. But then it never hurts to advertise. Speaking of Bartolomie, Reno's been conspicuously inconspicuous since he was defeated by Jondahl in thp June 1974 primary, and does he have thoughts of running again? Somebody should ask. BIG STINK ABOUT NOTHING: Louise, the House of Garner's Tuesday through Thursday piano player, was somewhat concerned Tuesday night over what gmelled like burning electrical wires in her amplifier in the cocktail lounge. Sheand Larry wer? attempting to trace the source of the odor, anticipating a burn-out of the system at any minute, when the mystery was solved. One of the waitresses, plagued by a bad wisdom tooth, confessed to using a certain type of medicipe on the tooth which oddly smelled like burning electrical wiring. Sighs Of relief (from Louise, not the waitress) and the nostalgia continued to flow from the piano — "In The Mood" and "Mr. Sandman" among the requests. AND THE THORN AWARD GOES TO... Alvernaz has his roses, I have my thorns. A close encounter with a thorn bush to people who continue to make word plays out of the tit^e of the new sci-fi move, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Thorns iathe writing hand of people who bring stories into the newspaper that are either single-Spaced or ALL IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Thorns in the theater seats of people who sit at the movies and make loud comments like, "I've never seen such a bunch of losers in my life," referring to the crowd, not the actors. A crown of thorns to Chamber managers who refer to women as "foxy ladies." (This award contributed by a staff member of this publication). And thorns to people who keep beating a dead dog story, like the Chamber installation. Ouch!. BAFFLING RAFFLE: No, your eyes do not deceive you. There is a Christmas tree still standing in the corner of the Journal office., Suggestions that we hold a raffle and give it away have been ignored. In the meantime, we'll just pine away.... [ FROM OUR READERS) Ukiah, Calif. Editor, Ukiah Daily Journal: An open letter,to the Mendocino College Board of Trustees I find it rather ludicrous that anyone having followed Mr. McFadden's numerous at^ tempts to throw a • monkey wrench into the workings of our school could think that appointing him to this position will change his attitude. You have only put him into a better position to accomplish his ends — closure of this school. Not having met the gentleman in question, I find it hard to judge but from widely published statements of his Views,.,I find it hard to believe Mr. McFadden capable of intelligent thought on anything not directly related to his own welfare. Since Mr. McFadden is obviously capable financially of sending his children to any school he chooses, he would not un- Berstand the need for readily available local education and probably believes if you keep . the population ignorant, it will jvork cheap. : What Mr. McFadden fails to $ee is that his precious ag land only benefits those wealthy enough to own it and then a great deal of it stands idle. The average citizen unable to obtain an education miay work in the mills or as field hands in season but crop production which requires help is sharply limited to the sunjmer season. I graduated from Mendocino College last year and am presently enrolled at Sonoma State Cpllege but if Mendocino College hadn't been here i would not have had the opportunity for ah edufcatiori as my parents could not afford it when I was college age. Now in my thirties, with two children of my own in school, I have had the opportunity to attend school because the school was here. What Mr. McFadden wishes would set this district back into the dark ages where a chosen few controlled the destiny of others and he is the chosen. Will we let him ruin our children's chances for an education? Will we let him have his ignorant peasant population who will work in season and draw unemployment or welfare the rest of the year? What Mr. McFadden wants is to feel important and like many other famous dictators, the only way to accomplish this is to subjugate the population. I see no sense in bolstering 'this man's ego trip by making it easier for him to accomplish what .he wants. I ask you to reconsider your decision. FIBresnce Benfro Potter GP panel meeting Jan. 17 The Potter Valley Gerieral Plan Citizens,, Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Potter Valley Grammar School, The main item to considered by the committee will be the arguments supporting either a ten-acre or forty-acre minimum parcel size for the Valley floor. with words of love. A measure of the 'deep pefsondl feeling for Humphrey was the language used to eulogize him by longtime friends and foes. To read them was to dispel the idea of foes in any sense. At Camp David, the presidential retreat which Humphrey visited for the first time late last year, came the words of a political adversary- turned-ally. "From time to time," said President Carter, "our nation is blessed by the presence of men and women who bear the mark of greatness, who help us see a better vision of what we can become, Hubert Humphrey was such a man. "The only thing more (ioura- geous than the way in which he led his life was the manner in which he left it." For Vice President Walter Mondale, Humphrey's political protege, the loss meant "a great heart that flowed with love for all humanity is still today. An indomitable spirit that struggled to bring freedom and equality to people everywhere is finally at rest. "Hubert Humphrey," the vice president continue^, ','has been called home and my personal sense of loss is as great as I have ever known. To speak of him in the past tense is almost impossible." From Japan, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Soviet Union and beyond, the memorials came in. But they were not just from the mighty, but the man on the street as well. One black caller to UPl in Washington asserted, "We all lost our innocence when he died." Asked if he was a friend of the senator's, the man answered, "No... I just loved hifn." Richard Nixon, who dealt Humphrey a devastating political bldw by narrowly winning the presidency in the bitter 1968 election, broke his silence in San Clemente, (Talif., to praise "a great and good man ... he enriched the lives of all who knew him, and he left the nation a better place for his having been here." Gerald Ford, who predicted Joint BOS'PC meeting is cancelled The joint planning commission-board of supervisors meeting scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Tuesday has been con- celled. A planning department spokesman said not enough planning commissioners could attend to merit holding the meeting. The spokesman said the planning commission discussion of the 701 land use planning report, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, has also been cancelled. The regular commission meeting, to begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, will be held. The joint meeting had originally been scheduled last Tuesday evening, but was postponed until this Tuesday. , Lyndon Jdhftsori's widow. Lady Bird, cried to a reporter that "our whole family loved' him." She said Humphrey, Johnson's vice president from 1%5 until 1969, "taught this country a lot about living and loving, and in the end, about dying." Edmund Muskie, the No. 2 man on the Humphrey ticket in 1968, said the outspoken Minnesotan "never forgot that the business of government is helping people. That was his greatest ambition. I think he succeeded." To Ralph David Abernathy, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Humphrey was the one who "began the fight which ultimately bpened the gates for all of us.*' A longtime friend of labor, Humphrey was remembered by AFLrCIO President George Meany as "a supporter... in good times and bad. Workers knew he was their champion." "It is doubtful," said Democratic Party Chairman MAGIC IN MOVIES — Local residents gathered on Pine Street recently to watch one being shot for "Magic," billed as "the most frightening Wfe story ever". Ukiah will be tran­ sformed in the picture into a small town in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. — Journal photo by Fae. Kenneth Curtis, "that any other producer on Broadway, person lOved politics more or gave it a better name." Said George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee: "We are comforted now in the knowledge that he crowded half^a dozen careers into one all too brief a life." "For more than 20 years," recalled Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., "my family has been involved with Hubert Humphrey — sometimes his allies and sometimes his political opponents, "But even the most heated political battles neVer yi/eak- ened the bond of love and. respect that tied him to Jack and to, Bob and to me," Kennedy said. And Barry Goldwater, the GOP nominee buried in the Johnson-Humphrey landslide of 1964, acknowledged, "I did not generally agree with his philosophy but it was almost pure joy to debate with him^ because of his sense of humor and his sense of decency." Levines Ukiah 'Magic • (Cont'd from Paget) small town to meet his Richard Attenborough as He stated he then spent the Hie announced, "I decided childhood sweetheart', played director for this film., At- morning reassuring some of two wcQks ago to do a play. I by,Ann Margret, who married tenborough is a friend of-17 the members of the film crew the high school football hero years, Levine said, and that theijT positions were (played by Ed Lauter). directed "A Bridge Too Far", secure on the film despite Burgess Meredith, with Tliis latest picture will give changes at United Artist, shaven head and spectacles, him an opportunity to direct Discussing various people have a recprd for flops. 1 have made more flops than anv beginning with one called "Kelley" that ran one night and lost $650,000." He did not disclose what he had selected for production. Levine said he once bought a documentary called "Sky Above, Mud Below" because the maker was having trouble getting it distributed. He termed it one of his favorite films and sajd, "Eleanor Rtiosevelt came to my home to see it and difed two weeks later, but not because she savy the film," he added. He said "The Graduate" was another of his favorite movies, adding, "I discovered Dustin Hoffman and put him in a film called "The Graduate". Then added "he's an ungratedful little wretch." His production "Lion in Winter" won an Oscar for Katherine Hepburn. "Peter O'Toole should have won one for his performance" he said, and added "I just saw Peter last week and he looks good." He said the filming here in Ukiah for "Magic" has not yet been hurt by the rajn. The plays Hopkin's talent agent. Hopkins is a magician and ventriloquist who has what Levine termed an "X-rated dummy" named Fats. The production depends heavily on the ability of professional ventriloquist Dennis Alwood to Construct a figure so lifelike that the uncanny effect he has upon Anthony Hopkins, as well as the independent actions at- an intimate picture, focused he has worked with, Levine primarily on character and said Zero Mostel, who starred plot rather than the special in "The Producers" was- a eff^ts and logistics of splashy "legend." But when asked to historical films. „ compare Mostel with Gene Levine sat through most of Wilder, Levine said, "No he's the interview with his hands tooyoung. Youhave tobe72to folded on an antique silver be a. legend." cane given "to him by an Leyine rose at the end bf the Iranian ambassabor to the interview and, gestured to United Nations. He gestured only occasionally. He expressed coincern tributed to him, seem real and during the interview for whaf he termed "big news" in the industry. The chairman of the board and president of United Artists had both resigned that morning. "I got a call at 8 a.m. today," Levine said, adding believable. Levine said the movie would keep audiences on the edge of tifieir seats, but when asked exactly how, he laughingly said ,''I 've practically given you the whole damn picture," and would not go farther about that the chairman is a close how the suspense would be friend and said he wanted to created. tell Levine personally about Levine is using actor his resignation. reporters asking them to sazhre coffee and Danish pastry with him, and talked about how much he and the crew were enjoying Mendocino County. Shooting will gontinue in Ukiah and Blue Lakes for three Weeks before the crew return to' Hollywood for segments to be shot In studio sound stages. Release of "Magic" can be expected by October, Levine said. setting is a small town in the In Tel Aviv, former Israeli tatskill Mountains of upstate Foreign Minister Abba Eban New York during the autumn called Humphrey "a champion for the rights of the underdog and a staunch friend of Israel." In London, British Prime Minister James ([^llaghan said "the values he iqjheld are universal." Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said Humphrey had "used his efforts and creative abilities to deepen the channels of cooperation between our two countries." Former Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Miki said the Minnesota senator's death was "a loss not only for the United States but for' the world," The world, said West Gerniany's Willy Brandt, "has become poorer." Even Tass, the official Soviet news agency,, contributed. "In recent years," it said, "Hubert Humphrey acted as a soberminded politician, who understood the darjger of the arms race dnd came out ;for the policy of detente." of the year. The story is taken from a lx)ok by William Goldman and is "first and foremost an intimate, sensitive and, finally, tragic love story. 'Magic' is also a unique insider's view of success and failure in the world of show business, as well as a macabre and suspenseful psychological murder thriller." The basic story is that of a TV personality, played by English star " Anthony Hopkins, who returns to a Blood donors The following people donated blood on Thursday, Jan. 12 : Barbara Andre, Kathleen A. Bell, Robert N. Costello, Al Crowell, Fred Delgado, Kevin Dodd, Ronald Ford, Charles N. Hayes, Jamer W. Lantz, Al W. Larson. Jerry L. Pollock, Rowland Pringle, Elsie V. Proft, Harold Schafer, LaVelle L. Stewart,' Steve E. Wilson'and Curt W. Winkle. mm H & H FURNITURE ANNUAl MID-WIMTER CONTINUES! YOU SAVE 20% - 30% - 50% GREAT FURNITURE SAVINGS ALL SALES FINAL. JTEMS SUBJECT TO PftlOR SALE FURNITURE FREE DELIVERY 9](eartwaifherSu;eepstof^; "Wirtafr^e trip to T^ortion^Varis or Italy! you could be one of three grand prize winners taking a two-week trip for two to exciting places where the world's great romances blossomed. It might be London, where Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett became irnmortal lovers. Or Paris, where Napoleon and Josephine loved at first sight. Or Verona, Italy, where Romeo wooed Juliet. This year, we also have a great stelection of Valentine cards and gifts for the one you love. Come discover a special way to say "I, love you,'>nd enter the Heartwarmer Sweepstakes today. FREE! The Hallmark Heartwarmers Idea Handbook. Filled with gift suggestions, recipes, and • loving things to do for your Valentine. Pick up your copy today! It's available ' while the supply lasts. Make us your Heartwarmer Headquarters for Valentine's Pay, February 14. IWary 's The newest and nnost modern Hallmark Store in Northern Calif-. in the PEAR TREE CENTER 462-0024 Mon., Tues., Wed. a Sat. 10 A.M. to 6 P,M. Thurs. & FrI.'til 9 P .M.

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