Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 9, 1974 · Page 3
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Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, July 9, 1974
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Tuesday, July 9, 1974 Ukiah Daily Journal, Uklah, Calif.—3 How's the weather? GREETING VISITOR — Canadian District Governor Keno Balla of Lions International, third from.right, is greeted by members of the Lake Mendocino Lions Club on his recent arrival in Ukiah. Left to right are Secretary Jack Holt, Past President Rowland Pringle, Past Pres. Hal Phillips, Past Pres. Frank Rhoades, Balla, Past Secretary Bob Green, and 2nd Vice President Kent Gale. Balla is from the Penticton, British Columbia, Lions Club, which has, "twinned" with the Lake Mendocino Lions. During his stay here, he was hosted by Pringle, and shown several of the local points of interest and Lions Club projects, including the baseball park in Redwood Valley. The Canadian visitor was on his way to the Lions International convention held in ,San Francisco last week. — Howard Sisk photo. Unleaded WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cong. Don Clausen (R-Calif.) today called on Federal Energy Administrator John Sawhill to undertake a "widespread public information campaign in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency, to fully inform the consuming' public about the availability and use of unleaded gasoline," and urged Small Business Administrator Thomas Kleppe to grant 'economic injury' status to independent gasoline marketers and dealers required to sell the unleaded fuel. In his letter to Sawhill, the Redwood Empire congressman emphasized "the need to avoid the mistakes of the past" in implementing programs and policies that aren't clearly understood by the public or those in the fuel business, and urged the FEA chief to "provide positive assurance to the motoring public that sufficient supplies of unleaded gasoline will be available to meet demand." . "I am hopeful," Clausen continued, "that the sale of unleaded gasoline can be implemented with a minimum of inconvenience to consumers, particularly now that the summer driving and tourism season is upon us." In his letter to Kleppe, Rep. Clausen pointed out that' "many small businessmen in the, wholesale or retail. gasoline business are now being forced to undertake substantial capital investments to meet the requirements of the Environmental. Protection Agency's unleaded gasoline sales plan.!' "This," Clausen said, "comes at a, time when many gasoline marketers and dealers have experienced large financial losses as a result of reduced allocations and- other related problems. Many of these businessmen are concerned over the prospect that they may not be able to recover their investments, since there is some feeling that use of unleaded gasoline may be 'phased out' when a more efficient automobile engine ~ comes 'on line' or a different emission control system is substituted for the catalytic converter." "It has been estimated," Clausen continued, "that installation of additional storage and pumping equipment required to market the unleaded grade may cost jobbers and dealers from $3,000 to $8,000. While it is true that substantial savings could be realized by flushing existing storage tanks and modifying existing pumps, it makes little business sense to those jobbers and dealers who now market only two grades to 'drop' one and replace it with the unleaded grade. And, while modification of company-owned, operated or leased outlets have been or are being undertaken at the company's expense, 'branded' and 'non-branded' independent dealers owning their own outlets must bear the financial burden of such modifications. Merry-go-round Paralysis hits consumer bills WASHINGTON Watergate paralysis, which has brought' so many government activities to a grinding halt, is now threatening to stymie consumer legislation. The 93rd Congress started out to champion the consumers, as one bill after another was introduced to keep unscrupulous businessmen from ripping off the public. But with some of the best spokesmen for the consumers tied up in House impeachment hearings or trying to make up time spent on the Senate Watergate Committee, the consumer bills are dying on the legilative vine. With a little push from House Speaker Carl Albert and Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield, these bills could still be saved. Here is where they stand. — No-fault auto insurance passed the Senate on May 1. This bill would save billions, which now go to lawyers to settle who is to blame for auto accidents. If the House will act, the billions in legal bills could, be used instead to pay the medical bills and repair costs of the accident victims, thus reducing insurance premiums. — A warranty bill, introduced by Sens. Warren Magnuson, D- Wash., and Frank Moss, D- Utah, left the Senate on Sept. 12, 1973. It would compel manufacturers' to repair or replace faulty car parts, appliances and other items if there is a warranty to do so Most present warranties are riddled with loopholes.' — A toxic substances bill to require premarket testing of hazardous chemicals passed the Senate almost a year ago. Among other things, it would outlaw the mishandling of polyvinyl chloride, which is now causing cancer in workers and perhaps consumers. — A safe drinking water bill passed the Senate a year ago. It would require states to fix standards for safe water and would authorize federal officials to step in if the states WFScT. ''"* • — The Consumer Food Act is ready for Senate action. Evidence shows a third of the nation's food plants are contaminated. The bill would provide closer supervision of canners and processors. — As a part of the campaign to save energy, the Senate passed a bill to put labels on appliances showing how much electricity they use per year. This would also enable buyers to judge which products are cheaper to operate. —Sen. John Tunney, D-Calif., is trying to push through a bill that, in effect, would establish • "consumer courts." It would assist small claims courts and arbitration offices, which are willing, to. help consumers sue dishonest merchants and landlords; — Sen. William Proxmire's closing cost bill, which was killed in committee by pro- banking senators like Williams Brock, R.-Tenn., would save By JACK ANDERSON The homebuyers billions. It could still be revived on the Senate floor. Even the No. 1 priority of the consumer movement, the Consumer Protection Agency, is now in serious jeopardy from the Watergate lethargy. The proposed agency would fight for the consumers before the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory agencies. As a confidential Senate Commerce Committee memo points out, some governnient offices "have grown sluggish and weak with age and fallen prey to the industries they are supposed to regulate." Putting it in fisherman's language, Sen, , Warren Magnuson, D.-Wash., the Senate's "Mr. Consumer," explained: "The consumer advocate can be like a pike in a , pond full of carp. The carp tend to get sluggish and the pike stirs them to action by nipping at their tails. That is what we want the consumer advocates to do." Rep. Chet Holifield, D.-Calif., and Rep. Ben Rosenthal, D.- -N.Y., long enemies, teamed up to get a fine Consumer Protection Agency bill through the House. Then one of the biggest and best financed lobbies Capitol Hill has ever seen went to work in the Senate. When Sens. James Allen, D-Ala., Sam Ervin, D-N.C, and James Buckley, R-N.Y., Threatened a filibuster, Senate leader Mike Mansfield lost his enthusiasm for the measure. Mansfield feels he must get critical legislation through the Senate before the impeachment trial begins and the mere threat of a long debate on the consumer bill discouraged him. . Thus, the consumers may become the next victims of Watergate. WASHINGTON WHIRL: Henry Kissinger recently took time out frdm the Middle East crisis to jawbone his fellow cabinet members in Vietnam. But it wasn'r more aid to Saigon but 3,500 Vietnamese orphans that concerned him. Kissinger, himself a refugee from Nazi Germany as a youngster, urged his colleagues in a private note to help him "streamline immigration and adoption procedures to unite many of the eligible children with American families"... House impeachment counsel John Doar, while investigating allegations of favoritism against President Nixon, wound up with his daughter Gael on the committee payroll. Another impeachment lawyer, Joseph Woods, has a daughter working for the committee. A committee spokesman explained that Doar had not requested the job for his daughter and that Woods had left the staff before his daughter was hired. • By United Press International Tornadoes, swept across the Southeast early today and record heavy rainfall swamped northern California. At least one person was injured when .dusters of tornadoes ripped through Minnesota, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas and New Mexico. Authorities said most of the twisters raced through (unpopulated areas. Winds reaching 81 miles per hour blasted Albany, Minn. A tornado near Beaumont, Tex., followed in the wake of one inch of rain in one hour. The heaviest rainfall ever recorded during July hit northern California as a storm moved from the Pacific towards the interior. Downtown San Francisco reported .61 inch of rain—the most ever recorded during July since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1886. Stifling heat followed a line of thunderstorms that raced through the upper Mississippi Valley. Redwood Falls, Minn., recorded a 101-degree temperature, Minneapolis, Minn., and Sioux Falls, S. ,D. 99 . degrees. Chicago had its hottest day so far this year with a 95- degree reading, causing buckling on several city express­ ways and a voltage reduction by Commonwealth Edison. Early morning temperatures ranged from 90 degrees at Phoenix, Ariz., to 49 degrees at Klamath Falls. Ore: The California weather summary: Record-breaking precipitation totals for the month of July have fallen in much of Northern California. In downtown San Francisco the 24-hour total ending at $ p.m. Monday was .61 of an inch. This was more than had previously ever been recorded for the whole month of July since records began in 1849. Of course, the previous 24 hourly record amount for the month of July of .23. which has withstood for 88 years since 1886 was also broken. Blue Canyon at an elevation of 5,000 feet on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada recorded 4.20 inches in the 24-hour period ending at midnight. This was more than treble of the previous July 24-hour record of 1.20 set back in 1941. And the rain still continued to fall there this morning. Elsewhere in Northern California, 24-hour rainfall amounts ending at 11 p.m. Monday have varied from .01 of an inch at usually wet Eureka to amounts at most stations of near one half of an inch. This unseasonable weather was produced by deep km pressure centered in the upper atmosphere off the Oregon coast. Except on the immediate coast, maximum temperatures Monday afternoon were 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Sunday in Northern California. T I • t • I HUCK'S NOW OFFERS A MILEAGE GUARANTEE TO FIT EVERYBODY'S BUDGET I Besides featuring premium quality, name brand tires, Huck's Uklah Tire Co. now offers a mileage warranty on every size tire sold, no matter what your budget. You get your money's worth at Huck's. Its guaranteed. FREE MOUNTING WITH PURCHASE RUCK 'S TIRE CO. mi So. State & Laws St. —Uklah— 402-4843 A scanning electron microscope can magnify objects as much as 100,000 times. BURY ooo SAVE O^Jooo AT Savings Bank OF MENDOCINO COUNTY IT EARNS MORE FOR YOU Let your money build a secure future, the benefits are many — so stop in today, our counselors will be glad to help you with your savings plan. Your money can earn the highest interest under the law with one of our insured certificate savings accounts. 5% REGULAR SAVINGS ACCOUNTS Any amount. Interest figured daily compounded quarterly. Deposits by July loth earn from the first of July. iiiiilil 7'/ 4 % 6 y 2 % -CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT- Investment Certificate $1,000.00 Minimum Deposit - Four To Ten Year Maturity $1,000.00 Minimum Deposit 2V 2 Year Maturity. * 6% $1,000.00 Minimum Deposit For one year or more. $500.00 Minimum Deposit For In the event a Certificate of Deposit owner is allowed to withdraw all or part of his certificate before maturity, a substantial penalty" will be Imposed, as required by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. 90 Days To One Year. OF MENDOCINO COUNTY A FULL SERVICE BANK SOUTH STATE & WASHINGTON UKIAH Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation HOPLAND FORT BRAGG SCHOOL& STANDLEY UKIAH i

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