Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 16, 1978 · Page 3
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 3

Ukiah, California
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Monday, January 16, 1978
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Monday, January 16, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif.— 3' Dear. A'nh. Landers:- Vour answer. to Living a Nightmare,did the police across the nation a disser- , vice. You said, 'The wife has to call the police while he's still hitting her (a neat trick) or enlist the help of the children or neighbors. By the time the police show up the skunk is acting like a pussycat. He says, 'She's nuts.' The policeibelieve him and that's the end of it." No, Ann, we do not believe him. Don't you think we have eyes and can see what he has done to her? It's true we can't arrest a man and take him away for busting up his own furniture, but many times my partner and I. have offered to take the wife to a friend or relative until she can contact an attorney. Ninetynine per cent of the time she refuses. I can't count the number of times we have arrived while the husband is actively beating the daylights out of his wife, and what do you suppose happens when we finally get him pulled off of her? She turns around and clobberg us with a chair or a lamp. I have scars to prove it. So, Ann, vyhen you say, "The police believe him and that's the end of it," you're way,off. We want to help, but there is only so much we can do. — Been There And Back ' Dear B.T.A.B.: You are right. What's more, dozens of police officers have been shot trying to break up fapiily fights.. It's dangerous duty and more often than not a thankless job. My apologies. , Dear Ann Landers: It has become fashionable for women to wear blouses unbuttoned, very low — and no bra. On those who have good figures it looks quite attractive. At several parties recently I have seen women with \yhom I am quite friendly wearing blouses unbuttoned almost to the waist. Everything, and I mean everything, is visible from the side view. These women are not cheap trollops — they are respectable and decent The question is, should I tell them? Incidentally, they are all married and their husbands don't seem to mind. — Dilated Pupils Dear Di: These ^omen Icnow what Ihey look like — from all sides. Sodo their husbands. My eyes have also popped at some of the sights I've seen but I keep my mouth shut and I think you should, too. Dear Ann Landers: A major complaint among handicapped persons, especially the blind, is the prevailing lack of social acceptance by the non- handicapped. Blind persons are demonstrating effectively their abilities to perform in occupational situations, achieve mobility skills, acquire varied educational levels, and are intellectually conversant on topical issues. Nevertheless, they are isolated by their peers who do not consider them acceptable as social companions. A blind club member, unless aggressive to a fault, will most likely be passed by as a candidate for office. Club menibers entertaining guests in their homes frequently do not extend invitations to those who are handicapped. If a blind person is denied social acceptance for the same reasons that a non-handicapped individual .is found socially unacceptable, it is understandable. But to be rejected solely because of blindness is a social barrier difficult to overcome. , Miss Landers, please encourage your readers to look beyond one's visual handicap for the real person behind the sightless eyes. — Sincerely, Don Nold Dear Don: Thank you for giving us something to think about today. There is a big difference between cold and cool. Ann Landers shows you how to play it cool without freezing , people out in her booklet, "Teen-Age Sex — Ten Ways to Cool It" Send 50 cents in coia and a long, self- addressed, stamped envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11995, Chicago,JUinois 60611. FROM OUR READERS) Editor's Note: Con- tritutors to the From Our Readers column are reminded that the identity of the writer must be made known to the editor. Where circumstances warrant, the us€! of a nom de plume will be permitted. Two letters, one signed "A Citizen Who Doesn't Give a Damn" and the other, signed "Concerned Main Street Property Owner" are being withheld from publication for such identification and will be printed when the identities of the writers are revealed to this newspaper. ' All letters should be typed, if possible, and should be limited to 300 words or less. Ukiah, Cal. Editor, Ukiah Daily Journal: After years of searching for a college site, our Community College had apparently found the best available site, the Yokayo Ranch. At "fair market value," this site would be an excellent choice. Then on Jan. 10 of this year, three members of the College .board of trustees, in an incredible decision, appointed E. J. McFadden,,"an avowed • opponent of the Yokayo Ranch site." , By what authority can three ^'members of a seven member board make this decision? There' is no way three members represent a majority of the voters in the district. All friends • of Mendocino College are urged to work to save the College and protect it from its enemies. James R. Cooper Boonville, Calif. Dear Editor: After reading "outraged's" letter in the Jan. 11 issue regarding the cost of diim- ping, I would likC /to,say I am pleased to pay my $1.50 to dump in such a clean area. In years gone by, this was not the case. The city dump looked like a dump, and the improvements made over the years seems well worth the price to me. • When I put my disposables out on the road for pickup by a disposable company, I had the problem of dogs tearing into my garbage and scattering it up and down the road. I no longer use the services of the company and really consider it an advantage to have such a clean dumping area available to me. Pleased Deadly Hawk missfile found lying ih road MARSHALL. Mich. (UPI) — When farmer Ulysses, Ayers and his son, Larry, saw a red-and-white cylinder lying on a snowy road Saturday, they took it home so it wouldn't cause a traffic accident. \ But the object could have caused much more damage than that. ' . What they found was a Hawk air-to-ground missile that somehow bounded out of a convoy of National Guard trucks. The 70 -year-old farmer learned of the missing rocket Sunday from press reports and called authorities. Villegas involved in mishap • Ernie Villegas, 48, Ukiah was treated and released from Howard Memorial . Hospital, Willits following a traffic accident at 3:56 a.m. today. According to Highway Patrol reports, Villegas was southbound on Highway 101 three miles south of Willits in rainy weather when his car went off the road and struck an oak tree. • The rainy weather and poor visibility was a factor in two other accidents, the CHP noted. Linda S. Baumwirt, 27, and Dyton Borihan^, 18, both of Fort Bragg were treated and released from Mendocino Coast Hospital following a traffic accident at 1:45 p.m., Saturday. Baumwirt was driving the vehicle, with Bonharti a passenger, westbound on Albion Ridge Road one-half- mile east of Highway 1 when she lost control. The car rolled over several times. Haj-old. Bainbridge f- IV Redwood Valley was treated and released from Hillside Hospital, following a traffic accident at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. The CHP reported Bainbridge was northbound on Eastside Calpella Road just south of Hi^way 20 when he struck a car, driven by Jerome Smith, 24, Calpella, which was exiting from a private driveway. Smith was not injured. Husband held for assault Robert Byas, 26, was booked, atcity jail at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and felpny wife beating. Recording to reports, police responded to a phone call from Kathy Byas,^ 21, at 5:30 p.m., She reportedly had been struck repeatedly by her husband with a .22 revolver which was later found in the residence. The suspect was picked up by police an hour later while driving on S. State Street. The victim sought medical attention from her own doctor. In a separate incident, David Hodges reported to •police the theft of a color TV from his apartment on Willow Avenue. The apartment door was apparently unlocked. No other details were available at presstime. The sheriff's department reported that. Deborah Wallace, Ellen Linn Drive, Redwood Valley, had $425 stolen from her home. The money was reportedly in a bank deposit envelope lying on a table near the window. The victim had gone to bed around midnight Saturday. A short while later she heard the front door open and close. When she went to check, the money was gone. She reported she thought she had locked the front door but the mechanism was faulty. LEES. ADAMS ' AND RICHARD J. HENDERSON ANNOUNGE oTHE FORMATION OF A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW UNDER THE NAME OF ADAMS AND HENDERSON 2l5W«stStandley St. Ukiah, Ca., 95482 Telephone (707) 462-4726 Willits rec director issue still hot one By DAVID GRIDLEY Despite the urging of Councilman Frank Porro and members of the audience, Maydr John Snider did not order a roll call vote on the council's move to use CETA funds for the position of recreation director at their' Wednesday night meeting. The issue had been decided during the period following the last council meeting. The activities surrounding that decision raised. several questions 9s to the legality and moral responsibility of the council. The last public meeting saw the council vote tied on the motion by Snider "to hire Peter Hall as the city's permanent recreation director. " Both this meeting and the one [receding it saw adamant public support for Hall artd the continuation of the current recreation program. When Snider was asked how the decision had been reached he responded, "Yes, a poll vote was taken over the phone. At the last council meeting we were considering only one CETA position; After that meeting we found another position was available. When the second CETA position became available I asked the city manager to poll the council as to whether they wanted to put, out CETA money for the position or use CETA funds at no cost to the city." Snider continued, "I changed my vote on the matter because the first obligation of a councilman is to city finances and with two free positions there was no reason to use city money: and four council members agreed to go ahead." Porro then broke in, "l' happen to be one who wasn't polled, Why are we now taking polls by telephoneT Why wasn't a special meeting called? A large number of people are wanting to know the council's position on a matter of great public interest, including me," ,Snide.r replied. "Due to thtil. time factoi^ (C£TA applications were due Jan. 6. The last council meeting was Dec. 16.) and the fact that Hall's time was up, I felt a special meeting wasn't necessary." Porro then requested a roll call vote. "Is this a matter of record? I don't think action of polls over the telephone are proper. I think it should be a matter of public record." City Manager George Gardner, when asked if he had polled Porro said, "1 told him what we were going to do." Porro wanted to know why he wasn't asked how he would vote. . ' , Councilman George Recagno then interjected. "There is no need for roll call. We told you, four councilmen voted for the two CETA positions; you weren't one of them, so that just leaves the rest of us." This included Wilma Sweazey, the new council member, a supposed supporter of Hall, who ad- milted after the meeting that she had gone along because the majority of the council had already decided and her vote didn't really matter. Councilman Shea then stated, "At the personnel session in .November, the, council unanimously directed the city manager to fill the seat with CETA funds. The decision was made then." , . Porro was, unnerved by Shea's apparent denial of the community voice since the November personnel session. He reminded the council of the recreation commission's urging and tlie substantial ainbunt 6f community support, tliat hfid been voiced in favor of Hall and his program. He summarized by saying, "t feel we should have a public vote for clarification of the council's position on the issue. The public is entitled to know." Lynn Early then spoke from tlie audience, "This unilateral action that was taken is a flagrant disregard of the people of Willits." He brought up the question of the council's moral obligation and referred to the council's actions as "completely high-handed political maneuvers." Snider made an attempt at an explanation stating, "When, you take a vote on the council and yoii have three members voting one way, you don't need the other members." Early retaliated, "It should be on the record. I think this whole thing is a slap in the face, not only to Peter Hall, but to the people of Willits." Snider then stated, "It was on the record; you read it in llie newspapers. Don't you want the city to make use of free CETA money?" "No, I do not," Early replied, ' Another member of the audience. Trevor Watkins, used this opportunity to add with sarcasm "Oh, I see. We are running a CETA training program for the big cities. We should use CETA funds to train someone to do a good job and then send that person off to do a good job for some other community, scrapping the whole program that he has built for us." 1 Councilmen'Recagno and Shea confirmed his hypothesis. But Porro stated, "CETA funds are not supposed to just supply free personnel to the city. It is a training program and we are supposed to train someone who can eventually go on the city payroll, and that is just what we should have done with Peter Hall." But his words fell on deaf ears as the council denied further action. The question over the legality of the council's action by way of a telephme poll is still uncertain, as is the question of the council's maneuvers to obtain CETA funding. The city attorney is now attempting to find answers to the throngs of questions surrounding the council's precarious stand on the issue. , In other business, a>^boxing-' training program for 13 to 18 year olds, sponsored by thi Wind Spirit school, was granted the use of the Teen Center two days a week. The request was supported by the Teen Center board and after much questioning it vi^as made apparent that the program was one for training, and not a boxing club. So the council made a "conditional agreement for four months to see how it works." |tf//fita)iefloiiseM To control rddents, cockroaches, moths, flies, ants and other insects America's Oldest Pest Control Service IXTIRMINATOR CO.: ^ Phone 462-9233 iWilson's!] IFYOUDIDNTSHOP WILSON'S FURNITURE LASTWEEK/HERES WHATYOU MISSED! CORNER TABLE REG $14995 STUDIO COUCH REGS1349S MAPLE FINISH END TABLE REG69,6 TWIN SIZE BEAUTYREST CONTEMPORARY SOFA FRAMED MIRROR Was priced at Was priced at REG. $239.90 REG. $499.95 REG $69. 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