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-Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif, Wednesday, January 18, 1978 SAN li-RANCISCO (tJPI) California extended forecasts for Friday tiirough Sunday: Northern California — Showers likely in mountains Friday othenvise chance of showers with partial clearing Friday and Saturday. Showers likely Sunday; Snow level 4,000 feet to 5,Q00 feet in mountains. Continued mild temperatures, riighs in the mid 50s to low 60s and-lows in the 40s to low 50s at low altitudes; Central / California ^— Showers likely Sierra Nevada . Friday otherwise chance ,of showers with partial clearing through Sunday. Snow level near 5,000 feet in Sierra Nevada. Continued mild temperatures. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s at low altitudes. Southern California de|ert areas — Scattered showers decreasing Friday becoming mostly sunny but continued cool over the weekend. High temperatures 48 to 55 Owens Valley and mostly in the 50s upper deserts and 60s lower deserts. Overnight lows 25 to , 35 Owens Valley 35 to 45 lipper deserts and 38 to 48 lower deserts. ' ' Southern California coastal and mountain areas — Showers ending Friday with variable cloudiness over the weekend..High temperatures in the 60s coastal areas and in the 40s mountains. Overnight lows 42 to 52 coastal areas and mostly in the 20s mountains; Another Pacific weather ' front is moving eastward towards California, where rairis are expected to spread from the north coast southeast over the state tonight and Thursday. A few showers lingered over California Wednesday but rainfall amounts were light. Most stations with showers reported less than a tenth of an inch. Snow showers continued in the Sierra Nevada above 4,500 ft. Otherwise, skies were partly cloudy across the state. Highs were mild with lowland readings in the upper ' 50s and 60s. Residents of a corridor from Arkansas to Pennsj^lyania are burrowing out from under a foot or more of snow, while the stol-m that caused the mess heads northeast. But the National Weather Service said a temporary and slight reprieve from winter's Oastiness is in store. A Pacific system that ominously belted^ California Monday showed signs of weakening on its trip through the Rockies. The storm that swept through the South and Ohio Valley on Monday and Tuesday was focusing its fui'y on the Northeast today. Heavy snow and winter storm warnings were up in portions of Ohio, the Virginias, Pennsylvania, New York and New England. . ,The National Weather Service said 5 more inches of snow could fall in these areas. In Altoona, Pa., the accumulation reached 15 inches. Utility repair crews throughout the Northeast, ' particularly on Long Island and in, Rhode Island, worked frantically to repair lines and equipi'hent damaged in last week's ice storm — before the new system hit. President Carter authorized the use of giant Air'Force cargo planes to carry utility crews and trucks from Chicago and Detroit to the East Coast to help in the repairs, but the Long Island Lighting Co. declined the pffer. Late Tuesday, Louisville, Ky., had 17 inches on the ground. Gov. Julian Carroll declared a state of emergency, ordered all trucks MTA meeting date changed In a previous announcement regarding next month's Mendocino Transit Authority board of directors meeting, and public hearing on recommendations, for the proposed level of service for the coming fiscal-year, the date of the meeting and telephone number to call for information were listecl incorrectly. .The meeting witl be held .Monday, Feb. 6, beginning at 9. :,.m. in the board of super- sors chambers'. Any citizen • who would like more information should call 468-4341. WEATHER) wKale watching a po the,barely open interstates . I off thebarely open interstates and placed the National,Guard on standby. Near Cairo, III., residents thrust a yardstick into the snow and it sank I« inches. No official total w^s available because weatherman Don Semahcik, who .lives in Missouri, couldn't get to work. The, winter shipping season on the St. Mary's River system in Michigan nearly stoppe,c) .wher^ °6 feet of sli^sh trapped 21 freighters. ' The Coast Guard ice-breaker Mackinaw slowly moved one ship at a time through the frozen areas. "If vyp needed help, all we could do is just sit here and scream," she said. SAN DIEGO (UPI) ,- An estimated 160,000 people will put to sea the next few months lo see the Pacific gray whales migrating down the Pacific Coast and among the watchers will be Pam Broom'field, who made the trek eight times last year from her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. The National Marine Fisheries Service estimates 16,000 whales make the annual trip down th'^ coast frpm the seas off Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where they mate and raise their young. For every whale that makes the trip, approximately 10 people go out to sea to watch them, the fisheries service says. Thousands of others watch from the shore. ' Mrs Bropmfield can't exactly explain her love affair with whales. I'm just fascinated," she' says,, admitting she despises fish. . There are estimates that the whale-watching , enthusiasts contribute $1 rtiillipn to the San Diego economy. Off the Meiidocino County coastline, the whales have been seen migrating for several weeks. There have ' bieen reports the whales have come within a few 100 yards of shore at 10 Mile beach neeir MacKerricher State Park north of Fort Bragg on calm days. In recent weeks they have been seen a quarter-mile or more off shore from the spray of their spouting and the slow smooth glide of the upper edge of their bodies breaking the top of the water. Many people are no longer' content with watching a whale, spout' water a mile offshore. TTiey're taking the '600-mile trip soutii to Laguna San Ignacio on the west coast of , Baja California, where whales congregate.' Piet and Carolyn Van de Mark conduct week-long tours in the area and as he explains ' it, "You don't have to seek out the whales, they're as plentiful as cars on a freeway." The "in" thing is to take a small skiff out in the lagoon and come close enough to the 35-toii whales to pet them. The whales are getting accustomed' to the traffic. Van de Mark explains, and some actually come playfully up to' the boats. They spout water, cavort about, and sometimes ' even nudge the snjall skiffs. One . that is readily recognizable _ — "by the barnaple patches on her" Van de Mark says — has been dubbed "Amazing Grace" by a- group of w'hajewatchers. Mrs. Broomfield, who acknowledges she was • riot the outdoor type and not very adventurous before she made her first whale-watching trip in 1975, has traveled to Alaska, Florida, Hawaii and Tobago in her continuing search. Last year she took eight trips- But the best watching is in Laguna San Ignacio, she says, and she's off for twP months of tent-caniping on the shores of the lagoon, where she expe<;ts to,spend up to 4 hours a day watching, the mammals. "I'm even going to run my own skiff this time, and right now I don't even know how to start the motor," she said. Mrs. Broomfield is serioiis,, about wh'ales — she has feid all she can find and she takes > copious notes on her observations. Some have been reprinted in the "American Cetacean," "I've had no training iri this, not even biology," she admits. Mrs. Broomfield, writing about one of her experiences i last year, told how a whale , played a "chasing" game with the boat, "One remarkable behavior in our chase game happened three times in a row," she wrote. "Instead of coming toward us head first this whale now started swimming backwards toward us — flukes he'ading toward us." Farm strikers start lobbying Wedpesday, January 18, 1978 Ukiah Dally Journal, Ukiah, Callf,- ^UOT^ OF THE DAVI Sheriff's dispatcher Dedy Benefield in describing fla^h floods that swamped reptile lairs around Red Bluff, Calif.: "The main problem is snakes — all kinds of them, including rattlesnakes. They're hanging from the trees." WASHINGTON (UPI) Farmers who began a nationwide strike Dec. 14 to protest low prices today formally launched a lobbying campaign to greet the returning Congress with demands for a law setting higher floors under their crops. Leaders of the American Agriculture, movement said tradtors and farm pickup trucks, i ;Whi^ have becPme the symbols of their protest, would be driven to an area near the Capitol to be |iarked in a peaceful vigil while visiting farmers fan out to congressional and government offices. Laurence Bitner of Springfield, Colo., a movement leader, said he and other spokesmen would be at worH drafting legislation to carry out their demand for a gover.nment guarantee of prices at 100 percent of the theoretically . fair federal parity standard. Bitner said the legislation would provide that farmers would liniit production to the amount which could be sold at the proposed price floor, wiaich is 'about 50 perceril above current average price levels. The Colorado farmer and other leaders met Tuesday with an Agriculture Department aide for an "exploratory conference" on the proposals. Bitner said no agreements were sought at the sessibn, but he added he, hoped to eventually develop a bill which could be backed by farmers, consumers. Congress and the Cartel- administration. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has opposed a government guarantee of parity prices, however, and an aide said it remained to be seen whether famers would agree to production controls tight enough to keep prices at such levels. Movement leaders were uncertain about how many farmers would attend the Washington events, including Congressional office Ipbbying, a planned rally at the Capitol Thursday, and Thursday- Friday picketing at the Capitol, the White House and the Agriculture Department. Delegations from 41 states were expected, but Bitner said attendance may be held down by bad weather, which has made it difficult |o move tractors and other vehicles. Lobbying will continue into next week, h(wever, with fresh groups of farmers . arriving to replace those who go home', he .sjiid. The farmers will visit the offices of urban congressman too, Bitner promised. "We feel it's rather important that we bend the ear of the urban congressman ... and show that we're not trying to come in and rip off the con sumer," he said. "Our Ultimate goal is to not only protect ourselves but lo protect the entire nation and the consumer" of our products." Strike leaders contend that unless prices go up family farmers will be driven out of business and eventually be placed by corporate operators who would raise prices for consumers beyond levels proposed by, the American Agriculture's movement. Mendelsohn must stand trial on contributions NOW YOU KNOW By United Press International A turkey can grind in its gizzard up to 24 walnuts in their shells, as well, as steel needles and surgical lancets. 'I T-BONE & PORTER HOUSE XSTE AK FRESH , SLICED BEEF LIVER i 89 49 COMPAfeaSAVE! COMPARE & SAVE! LUNCH MEATS ea. BONNIE HUBBARD 1 LB. SLICED BACON THICKORTHIN Lb. BRAWNY ASSORTED TOWELS LARGE ROLL BETTY CROCKER LAYER CAKE MIXES 18'/2 0z. ALAN'S 12 OZ. ALL MEAT FRANKS 691 FARMER JOHN'S PORK LINK SAUSAGE ea. SAN FRANCISCa (UPI)A superior court judge has ordered fornier San Francisco Supervisor Robert Mendelsohn to stand trial on charges he was aware of illegal contributions to his 1974 prilnary campaign for state controller. However, J'udge J. Francis Good /said Tuesday the charges brought by the' state Fair Political Practices Commission must find that Mendelsohn had "actual knowledge" of the illegal contributions and was not merely negligent. The FPPC had charged Mendelsohn with "negligently M or intentionally" misreporting more than $30,000 ift laundered campaigi^ funds, but Good said state laws on the negligence aspect were ambiguous. FPPC lawyer Mike Baker said .Good's ruling is "an unfortunate interpretation of the (Political Reform) Act. Wheh VQU strike negligence\ you're saying a candidiate isn't responsible for being careful" about campaign statements. FPPC officials said Good's ruling might be appealed. Good indicated a trial conference would be scheduled next week and the trial could begin soon after. J- • ---^ ALAN S ill 91 BACON Mendelsohn,, who withdrew his nomination by President Carter to be assistant siecretary of the Interior, said he was delighted with the ruling. ' ' "Clearly, ^knocking the negligence charges out knocks. a complete hole in the case the FPPC has," he said, adding he 4ibped fol- a speedy trial so he could ^ 'resubmit his nOminatioii. Good also dismissed the FPPC's case against Barbara Morrison and John Lubamersky, two former aides to Mendelsohn. Seven other persons have been charged in the case. FRESH PINEAPPLE COMPARES- SAVEI sliced one 47 U.S. IMO. r RUSSET POTATOES 10 Lb. Cello COMPARE & SAVE! FULL WEEK OF SPECIALS FROM WED. JAN. 18»THRUTUES. JAN. 24,1978 PLUS MANY MORE INSTORE SUPER SALES A LOW LOW PPirwi OPEN DAILY 9 A.M. TO 8 P.M. COMPARE AND SAVE!! 1203 N. STATE ST. 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EMPIRE EGGS ,LAR(|E A A DOZ. '^TOMATO JUICE HI'I J CARNATION CHOC/FLAVOR12/1 OZ. COCOAMIX ... NESTLE'S CHOC. & BUTTERSCOTCH 12 OZ. MORSELS CAMBELL 103 /4 OZ. CREAM MUSHROOM S0UP 4^ 1 ^ iieiper PURINA 18 OZ. MIX. ... ' '^^-'^PURINAiZLB. . PER TREAT First ukiah Exit Fro CHIFFON 160Z. SOFT MARGAINE KRAFT80Z. PARMESAN GRATED CHEESE. KRAFt 16 0Z. AMERICAN STACK CHEESE SINGLES... BONNIE HUBBARD24 0Z. STEAK FRIED POTATOES . 49' 3 BONNIE HUBBARD60Z. ORANGE JUICE BANQUET 8 OZ. VARIETY MEAT PIES Drinking age bill to Senate SACRAMENTOi(UPI) - An Assembly-passed measure to reduce the l^al drinking age from'21 to 19 advanced to,the Senate floor Tuesday despite opposition frcjp the Brown administratiwi. The proposed constitutional amendment (ACA55) by Assemblyman Louis Papan, D-Daly City, was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on a 6-2'v,ote. It must receive approval from two-thirds of the Senate by Jan. 26 to be eligible for a spot on the June 6 primary ballot. The legislation was opposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Highway Patrol on grounds it could increase the already-severe problem of the young drunken driver. The patrol said 34 percent of injury and fatal vehicle acci- (i>4jpnts caused by drunken pdi;jvers last year involved: persons under 21 who had been! drinking. Papan said the measure would rfeduce peer pressure on youngsters who dfink because they want to violate the law. He also said it would remove discrepancies between the state's alcohol law and laws that make young people legal ' adults at age 18. Papan said he first proposed lowering the legal drinking age to 18, but revised his proposal to 19 because "18- year-olds are still in high school" and they might bring alcoholic beverages to campuses. Sen. George Deukmejian, R-Long Beach, said he believed lowering the drinking age would "invite hundreds of thousands of soung people" to begin consuming alcohol. Tuesday in Sacramento By United Press international The Senate Committees Approved. Governnlental Organization Drinking—Lowers, the legal drinking age from 21 to 19. (ACAIS-Papan, D-Daly City. >2. To floor.) Quake — Authorizes $350,000 study of earthquake prediction. (SBZ1279—Alquist, D- San Jose, 6-0, To Finance.) Public Utilities, Transit and Energy Surtdesprt — Elxempts the [M -oppsed Sundesert nuclear power plant from state nuclear-safety laws. (SB1015— Russell, R-Tujunga. 6-2. To floor.) The Assembly Committees Approved Governmental Organization Border — Exempts casinos operating before last April from California's anti- ganibling laws if the U .S. Supreme Courts rules th^t part of Nevada ii actufdly within the California border. (AB1871— Culhm, D-Long / Beach. To floor.) UNUSUAL ROCKS Teapot Dome, Crumbling Castle, Nelson's Needle,and llie Mushroom Clgud are reported by the Natloqal Automobile Club td be.some of, the unusual rocks in Pinnacles National Monunient near Monterey in northern California.