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Wednesday, January 18, 1978 UkJah Daily Journal, Uklah, Calif—7 Boyntbn speaks to writers At the recent meeting of the Mendo-Lake Writers' Club, Dr. Searles R. Boynton entertained members and guests with an account of his research for the book, "The Painting Lady —Grace Carpenter Hudson". Boynton'? years of newspaper and other publication research including the Library of Congress; combined with the search for owners of Hudson paintings, culminated in publication of his recent book about one of Ukiah's outstanding women. Writers who are interested in polishing their skills and publishing their works are invited to attend the next club meeting, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., at Home Federal Savings building. Guest speaker will be George Hunter, managing editor of the Ukiah Daily Journal. Lake cou rthduse dedicaf ion This juror woh't listen SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (UPI) — Superior Court Judge Harry F. Brauer gave this reason for disniissing a prospective juror. "You can't serve on a jury in this court," he said. "You' don't pay any attention to anything I say at home, and there is no reason tb believe you would listen to anything I would say here." He directed his wife, Georgia, to another courtroom for jury duty. Vehicle hitting pole results in power loss A total of 1,382 customers for the most part were slumbering pea^fully Sunday at 1:57 a.m. when their power was cut off but restoration was about 80 per cent complete within two hours and total service was restored by 7:16 a.m. ^ According to the California Highway Patrol, Jose Gonzales, 27, of Ukial}, was -proceeding along Talmage Road at what may have been excessive speed when he lost controf of his vehicle and struck a power pole in the vicinity of the railroad tracks. Gonzales was not Cited. Affected, according to Fred Holmes, PG&E, were residences south of Talmage and west of S. State Street including Hillside Hospital. Aliens must registernow The Immigration and Naturalisation Service has again reminded all aliens to report their addresses during January. The Service has . as convenient as possible to Comply with the reporting requirement. F6rms are available at any Post Office or office of the^ Immigration Service. After completing the form; affix a postage stamp to the reverse side and drop the form in a mail box. In view of the serious penalties for willful violation of the reporting requirement, all persons subject to the address report laws are urged to mail their report before Jan. 31, 1978. NEW BOARD MEMBERS — Stella Moschetti and Jon Pelkey, left, are welcomed to the Mendocino County Employees' Association Retirement Board by Irene Lange, administrator; and Irene Hickey, chairman, right. Moschetti was appointed to the board by the county Board of Supervisors, and Pelkey was elected by county employees. — Joiimal photo by Fae LAKEPOkT - A gala preview of the century-old classic Lake County courthouse will be held Sunday i afternoon, Jan. 29 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the courthouse square, 255 N. Main Street, Lakeport. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremonies of this completely refurbished building, and tour and view California's newest addition to ihfe cultur£>,V scene. this,will be tHe first time in 10 years that the doorswillbe opened to the public which will have an opportunity of viewing the interior of this famous old building, which has been completely renovated and taken back in time more than a century. The old courthouse will house the Lake County Museum on the first floor, and a Superior Court on the second floor. Several outstanding museum exhibits have been arranged by the museum curator, Mrs. Don Covey. The Superior Court, when not in session, may be used as a meeting site for, various organizations and groups. It will seat 200 persons in the courthoom fropev. This historic building Has been' Registered as a California Historical Landmark by the State Parks arid Recreation Department^ and also listed in the National Register of Historic Buildlings, the first courthouse V in California to be so honored. The classic courthouse also qualified as a National Bicentennial Counti' Project and received one of the very few "Heritage '76" plaques at the close of the Bicentennial celebration. This historic buildihg was refurbished" as can be seen today at a cost of around $400,000 of which 98 percent was provided from federal, state and county sources. The building is of Chippendale-Georgian style and is considered by both the National Park Service and State Department of Parks and Recreation to represent a style and construction technique for a building type which was common to a period but of which very few- examples remain today in the region of architectural, cultural, social and p^itical significance. ThC pediment style roof and six brick chimneys have been restored and the interodos or soffits of the roof eaves are restated in a similar manner. The window cornices and metal ^balcony are the original ones mstalled, in 1870 . and the beatuiful pressed metal ceilings have been restored throughout the courtroom. The original courthouse was 43 by 65 feet and two story, had 19 inch thick brick walls and two continuous brick footings. The windows were all double hung wood with elaborate arched ornamentation on the exterior. Among several of the interesting cases held in the district and later Superior Court of this building were the Lily Langtry divorce, the White Cap murders trial, a number of important water cases, many still holding, precedent toidlay. 'The lafe --'SU|ferior Coiirt Judge Benjamin Jones sat on many of these water cases, and was one of 10 individuals selected as "M,an of the Year" throughout the United States in 1956 fpr his determinations on water rights which were restored to the people at this time. Many organizations and groups havie contributed towards the completion of this project, and the dedication.. Refreshmehts, Will tie served on the main floor by the Rebekah Lodges of District 31, Lake County, and a wine sampling by Konocti Cellars will be held on the second floor prior to the musical program tliat has been arranged for by Mrs. Ross Benson, and will include a chorale 6i 24 voices, which will entertain in the Superior Court room starting at 4 .^p,m, r . Federal and state officials will be in attendance as well asy^ representatives of the California State Historical Society . \ Two members elected to MC Retirement Board Two new memt)ers of the Mendocino County Employees' Assdciation Retirement Board were welcomed by Irene Hickey, cjiairman of the board, and Irene Lange, retirement administrator, at a recent meeting of the board. Stella Moschetti, assistant yice-president and bran,ch coordinator at the Savings Bank of Mendocino County, was appointed by the county Board of Supervisors to sei~ve as a,director for a three year term; and Jon Pelkey, administrative analyst for the County of Mendocino, was elected by county employees to represent the general membership. The retirement board consists of nine members, ' including four appointees of the Board of Supervisors, who are Irene Hickey, chairman; Stella Moschetti, Joe Scaramelia, former county supervisor; and Ernie Banker, current county supervisor. Ray Hiatt, formef building inspector for the county, now retired, is the elected representative for retirees, Lt. Claire Grothe of the sheriff's departrtient was elected by the safety menl- bers; and Manual Gonz&les, manager of the Mendocino County Garage; and John Pelkey were both elected by the general membership. Irene Lange, Mendocino County treasurer-tax collector, is the retirement adpiinistrator and treasurer for the retirement system, as required by law. The board manages the retirement funds, which are now in excess of 13 million dollars. Mendocino County Retirement Fund investments realize one of the highest yields of any of those counties operating under the same retirement laws, according to Lange. The board is responsible for- granting regular service retirement to county ein- ployees who meet the requirements for considering applications for disability retirements, and other regulations affecting the retirement svstem. The County of Mendocino entered the County Employees Retirement Act of 1937 thirty years ago, and throfigh prudent management has continued to grow to provide county employees with retirement benefits comparable to most in the State of California, and ministrator pointed out. The new members of the board pledged their time and efforts for continued growth and stability. V.' Ask Us About Our Special Occasion Cakes, Such As Wedding, Anniversary and Birthday Cakes, Decorated Especially For You! Assorted Turnovers Apple, Boysenberry, Cherry and Raspberry 4.99 (Vitol Rocky Road BIRTHS GRINSELL—Born Jan. 16, a boy, Avery James Grinsell, to Walter and Debra (Pitman) Grinsell of Sonorna, at Ukiah General Hospital. MORRIS — Born Jan. 16, a boy,' Christopher Dean Morris,' to Roy and Sally (Wilkinson) Morris of Redwood Vall6y, at Ukiah General Hospital. KOPPEL — Born Jan. 15, a boy, Joshua Abraham Koppel, to David and Linda (Suffel). Koppel of Redwood Valley, at Ukiah General Hospital. 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