Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 10, 1974 · Page 1
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\ Weather Northwestern California: Mostly fair through Th\trsdey, except for variable doadiness in the north, a chance- of showers near the Oregon border and a few patches of fog on the coast; low tonight and Ugh Thursday at Fort Bragg 47 and S3, Ukiah 80 and 83. 114th Year No. 59 A "Temperature H ^A0y,1974 \ July, vm • Date HI Le >Bate ffl Le • . 9 73 56 » 104 81 • Noon T Today Lew Today 66 Rainfall .84- 80 Last Year 0.00 Ukiah, Mendocino County,. California^ Wednesday, July 10, 1974 24, Pages—2 Sections—15 Cents SCHOOL BOARD OFFICERS — Supt. W,0. Murphy, left, had words of condolence or congratulations for Clara Butow and Ray Worster, after Tuesday night's Ukiah Unified board of education meeting. It really was the latter, as Worster succeeded Attorney Charles Bell as board president, and Mrs. Butow succeeded Worster as vice president. Guy Connolly was elected board clerk, succeeding Virginia Maurer, who held the post two years. Worster spearheaded the recent successful new high school- district wide building tax and bond issue.—Journal photo by Erickson. State nixes funds for PV high school Rebuffed in one effort to convince the state that the proposed return of Potter Valley into the public high school system of the Ukiah Unified district should be based on a "necessary small school allowance" designation, Potter Valley residents are determined to try other approaches to unlock special state funding to help the Ukiah Unified district and Regional Occupation Center with the proposed operation of a public high school in that community. Trustee Jim Eddie told the board of education at Tuesday night's 1974-75 organizational meeting that parents in Potter Valley spearheading the drive to return Potter Valley to a public rather than private community high school status will attempt to find other approaches toward convincing high Sacramento educational and appropriations officials that Potter Valley does, or should, indeed qualify for the "necessary small school" . allowance pursuant to subdivision. (C) of Section 17663 of the State Education Code. Eddie's comments came as the board reviewed a letter received July 8 by Supt. W. O. Murphy of the Ukiah Unified district, written by Jacque T. Ross, chief of the bureau of school apportionments and reports, in reference to discussions held at the Potter Valley elementary school June 28 involving Leo B. Edson, and a Mr. Turcotte from Sacramento; board representatives Jim Eddie and Lewis Martinelli, and others. Ross reports to Murphy that: "Edson has informed me that the results of the investigation conducted, including .the conference held above, do not support favorable consideration of an application for the 'necessary small school' allowance... "It is Mr. Edson's opinion that 'other conditions' do not exist within the legislative intent, of the statutes. Such conditions would include but net be limited to hazardous roadways, extreme climactic conditions and so forth. Conditions such as community solidarity or cohesiveness, common interest areas or the distance and time required for participation in extracurricular activities, while admittedly important, are not relevant issues in determining the 'necessary small school' allowance. These may be issues, however, in the establishment of an 'unnecessary small high school' by a district. "It is my understanding that certain persons who met (with Edson, Turcotte, Eddie and Martinelli) asked for another hearing in the event the board's request (for necessary small school status) was disallowed. Although we can foresee no . new evidence which would alter this decision, we would be willing to meet with you and a committee who would be representative of the points of view concerning the reopening of Potter Valley high school." Park bond allocation applications accepted A tentative priority list of projects to be funded by monies provided by the sale of state park bonds approved by voters June 4 was adopted by county supervisors Tuesday. Application for funds will be made by the July 15 deadline so the county, cities, and districts can receive the money in the 197475 fiscal year. The share allocated to Mendocino County, its cities and districts, amounts to 8240,538. The allotments were broken down according to population, with Ukiah's recreation and park department slated to receive the largest chunk, 897,500. The funds would tentatively be used for development of a swimming pool, and construction of two tennis courts and a softball field. Second highest on the list is Fort Bragg, which includes the newly-created recreation district. Its allotment of 867,000 {Wilson's!! HOME FURNISHINGS 1850 N. State St. 442-7787 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 12 to 5 For your Convenience (office closed) is for land acquisition and improvements. The county would get $35,000, with $9,000 headed for Low Gap regional park to develop a handball court, low level dam, and ball field. Covelo will receive $8,000 for repair of a swimming pool and development of tennis courts, 85,500 is earmarked for Indian Creek county park in Anderson Valley for development of a water system and restroom, and $5,000 will go to Laytonville for recreational facilities at Harwood Park. Other county expenditures include $2,000 for restrooms at Mill Creek park, $4,800 for improvement of facilities at the Lions Club park in Redwood Valley, and $738 for playground equipment at Faulkner Park near Boonville. Willits is slated to receive 826,000 for Softball field construction and lighting, the Anderson Valley Community Services District will receive $12,000 to develop facilities at a swimming pool to be constructed at the fairgrounds in Boonville, and Brook trails will get $3,000 for a handball court. Art Kramer, county director of parks and beaches, indicated the use of the funds may vary from those proposed, but the dollar amount approved for each area is constant. Doug Flautt, Willits city manager, expressed concern that his city's allocation did not reflect an accurate population figure for the entire Little Lake valley, including the Willits Unified school district. Kramer pointed out that Willits received ll per cent of the total allocation,, and the population figures used to compute that percentage were taken not only from the four Willits voting precincts, but also from three of the four Little Lake valley precincts, excludtag the Brooktrails area, which received its own funds. Worster new school board president Ray Worster, who spearheaded the successful Ukiah Unified bond and tax election effort, paving the way for a new large high school and elimination of double sessions in the near future, Tuesday night succeeded Attorney Charles Bell as president of the Ukiah Unified board of education. Worster was joined by Clara Butow as vice-president and Guy Connolly, absent last night, was elected board clerk, succeeding Virginia Maurer, who had served two terms and also was not present last night. Worster. and other board members present expressed concern during the regular business meeting that planning for the new high school and for a new community college campus and for possible Ukiah civic center or auditorium recreational facilities not overlap. To that end, it urged Supt. W.O. Murphy to attempt to call a meeting of Mendocino College, city of Ukiah and county authorities and commissions to consider in a special open Ukiah Unified meeting what facilities should be coordinated to avoid duplication. Murphy pointed out that he is meeting with architect Clarence Felciano of Santa Rosa to review preliminary planning for the high school campus which is being projected for Low Gap Road. Not only future swimming, but also future school-community use of such needed college-high school facilities as an auditorium, as well as suitable major football-track stadium facilities must be considered, and soon. Hopefully Murphy and the district will be able to learn first hand what the needs and plans are of the city and college, as well as the high school and the entire greater Ukiah community. Stipp killed instantly in car accident SACRAMENTO — Martin Pierce Stipp, 52, former well-known Ukiah area agriculturist, died instantly at 4 p.m. yesterday in the south Sacramento area when his car left the roadway and struck a tree. '. — A California Highway Patrol spokesman indicated that Stipp, who left this area five years ago to move to Sacramento, may have suffered a heart attack. An autopsy will be performed. The fatal crash occurred on Florin Road, one mile east of Excelsior Road. The victim was alone in the car. Stipp, who for many years grew pears and prunes on a ranch east of the 101 freeway in south Ukiah, at one time served as president of the California Canning Pear Association and was an officer in Sunsweet. His father and grandfather were also agriculturists. A veteran of World War II, Stipp Was a pilot in the Air Corps and saw service in the Asian area. He Was born in Ukiah and was a graduate of Ukiah high school. Stipp was employed by Cal Farm as an insurance representative at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Sacramento; a son, Donald Stipp of Oakland; a daughter, Jan Butler of Davis; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Stipp of Sacramento; a brother, Dallas Stipp of Sacramento; and several grandchildren. There was no information available as to where funeral services would be conducted. City planners will consider change City planners will consider a zone change on a 36,000 square foot parcel of land, which would allow construction of office buildings and warehouses, and site plans and a request for a waiver of off- street parking requirements for a retail office building on the corner of Henry and N. State streets when they gather for their regular meeting tomorrow evening at 8. The zone change application has been requested by We-Wa-Wa Industries, an investment firm, to change the zoning on a Cherry Street parcel from CM (Controlled Manufacturing) to M (Manufacturing). The parcel is located on the south side of Cherry Street between approximately 240 feet and 320 feet west of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad right-of-way. Planners will also consider the request for waiving, off-street parking requirements and site plans and elevations for a proposed retail commercial building to be located at the southwest corner of Henry and State Sts. Applicant is Jack Franks. His court's decisions made history Ex-Chief Justice Earl Warren dies WASHINGTON (UPI) - Earl Warren, chief justice in an era in which the Supreme Court made unparalleled advances in the fields of racial equality, individual rights and bringing more voting clout to city dwellers, died late Tuesday at the age of 83. "We were in trouble every day because we were sitting at a time in history when the most controversial problems came to the core," he said after his retirement. But Warren, former governor of California and vice presidential candidate during Thomas Dewey's unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1948, said he was happy to have served during such a turbulent era of America's history. Warren died of cardiac arrest at Georgetown University Hospital after suffering a series .of heart ailments. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Warren often said that if a justice hewed to established principles and ignored the public furor, he was doing a. good job. . The fact that many members of the legal community disagreed with him on those "principles" moved him not at all—nor did, concerted efforts by conservative groups for his impeachment. The most remembered decision of the Warren period from 1953 to 1969 will probably be the 1954 school desegregation decision. But,Warren himself felt that a 1962 ruling—Baker vs. Carr—which opened federal Courts to legislative reapportionment suits was the one with the greatest impact on American society. In his later years he refused to succumb to pessimism over how slowly the nation implemented the ideals of racial equality embodied in the school desegregaticr. ruling and its sequels. He said the Court understood at the time that the going would be painfully slow. Over the defense of more conservative members of the Court, the Warren majority drastically curbed police ques- 1 tioning of suspects and required that they be informed of their right to be silent and to have art attorney. The Court under Chief Justice Warren E- Burger has chipped away some of these decisions. Early in Warren's tenure, the Court was the only federal branch standing firm against the popular outcry against Communists. The Court established the rights of witnesses before congressional committees and virtually demolished the Smith Anti-Communist Act by ruling that conviction must hinge on action rather than expression of opinion. In other decisions unpopular with many Americans, the Court barred state sponsored prayers and Bible reading in public schools. In a statement issued by the court, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger said: "Earl Warren's life - epitomized the American dream. His unique half-century career of public service as a prosecutor, attorney general and chief justice spanned one of the most dynamic eras in our history and his contribution was large indeed." At the time of his death, Warren was chairman of the World Association of Judges and the United Nations Association. Warren is survived by his widow, Nina, sons James, Earl and Robert and daughters Nina "Honey Bear" Bryan, Dorothy Van Knight and Virginia Daly, wife of former newscaster John Charles Daly. * Warm Springs dam hazards detailed SEN. PETER BEHR Warm Springs 'fiasco' By MARK RAYMOND In his own words, Sen. Peter Behr is suffering from "withdrawal symptoms" after pledging to get out of the fight against Warm Springs Dam, and the Marin County'state senator told members of the Ukiah Rotary Club why Tuesday. Behr was present primarily to rebut comments made three weeks ago by Ed Carpenter. Carpenter, an engineer with the Russian River flood control district, leaves today for Colorado and a new job. He was present and at one point told the senator he was wrong in his facts. "I'd say that's shorthand for . disagreement," Behr countered. The 2nd Senatorial District Republican candidate, who will face Mendocino County Supervisor Ernie Banker in the November general election for the seat now held by Sen. Randolph Collier, told Rotary members the water which would be provided by Warm Springs Dam was not needed, and pie project was a bad risk. The dam, located five miles west of Geyserville, would provide a yield of New freeway study wins board approval The board of supervisors Tuesday concurred with the Division of Highways on a new feasibility and realignment study for the improvement of Highway 101 between the Sonoma County line and Hopland, but concurrence was far from unanimous. Supervisors Ernie Banker and Augie Avila cast dissenting votes, each expressing the desire to keep the original route and full freeway standard plans as adopted in 1964. CalTrans has been discussing changes in the original freeway plans because of decreasing funds available for state high- Way work. An informational meeting was held in Hopland recently, and the state agency came to the board to seek its blessing to restudy the route with an eye towards expressway construction on the adopted route or along the existing highway. Whether the full freeway is built, or an alternate plan is adopted, construction is still slated to start in the spring of 1977, according to Jack Smith, deputy director Of District 1, CalTrans. Banker, repeating the concerns he expressed last week, felt that construction of an expressway, with grade crossing access instead of a limited access freeway, would pose a safety problem since freeway is planned to the south and north of the 8.9 mile stretch of highway. "It is very important that whatever we , build it is done in such| a manner that it can be converted to full freeway standards at a later date;" Banker^tated. Avila, noting the unstable ground conditions along the existing highway, suggested the higher route adopted for the freeway would be more suitable as it was on more stable ground. Ben Van Zant, another CalTrans deputy, indicated there would continue to be problems in that area whichever route they chose. Supervisor Harvey Sawyers also expressed doubts on the stability of the existing roadway. ' "If the state can't take care of that road, I don't see how the county can," he commented, since the county would assume ownership of the old road if the alternate route was selected. ' 'Why don't we put all that money for the new study into construction of the freeway," Banker suggested. "I don't pay my people that much," District Director Bill Hegy quipped. "It would help," Banker offered. Banker suggested that if the board had set its mind to stay with the route adopted in 1964, undertaking the study would be a waste of time and money. "We want to produce more information for possible alternatives," Hegy explained. Smith estimated a difference of between $7-8 million between full freeway and expressway construction. "What other projects in the county are you going to sacrifice if you continue on the proposed route?" he pointed out. Hegy stated that the board would still have final say in the matter since it would have to sign an agreement with CalTrans for the highway work. CalTrans unveils plans for freeway Plans for a full freeway north from Uva Drive in Redwood Valley to a point north of School Way to include full diamond interchanges at both Uva Drive and School Way were unveiled last night during an informational meeting called by CalTrans, held at the Redwood Valley school. | The proposal calls for use of existing 101 as a frontage road which would provide access to the proposed site of Mendocino College at Forsythe Creek. North of the freeway, there would be expressway with a short stretch of two- lane remaining in use- Ben Van Zant appeared for CalTrans. Burgess Williams, Second district supervisor, represented the board. 115,000 acre feet per year, he said, and suggested that raising Coyote Dam by 40 feet would be more economical and better meet water needs. He stated that Marin County voters on two occasions overwhelmingly defeated a measure to pay half the cost of an aqueduct to bring water from the Russian River to Marin Countjv and the water district there determined it would need only 16,000 acre feet annually instead of the larger yield it would receive if the dam is completed. He added that flood control wasn't that big of an issue since 4,600 acres of agricultural land would be saved at the expense of flooding 3,600 acres of the same type of land, and the flooding frequency would only be reduced from once in three to once in five years. Behr also alluded to testimony that the Dry Creek fault runs directly under the proposed dam, and experts have concluded that it is a branch of the Healdsburg fault, which is considered active, and therefore the Dry Creek fault should be considered active. He added that appropriate tests to determine the age of the fault had not been made. The senator also mentioned the potential mercury emissions into the water behind the dam, which would render fish caught in Lake Sonoma inedible, he stated. "Experts have testified the dam was 250 to 500 per cent underdesigned," Behr related. He stated that the question of dam construction has qualified in Sonoma County on the November ballot, and if the people voice disapproval, the project would have to be stopped and the $35 million already spent lost. Behr suggested that the 815 million estimated to raise Coyote Dam and relocate recreational facilities would be money better spent. When Carpenter challenged some of Behr's facts, the senator indicated they had come from a state resources agency representative . Carpenter then discounted the representative's credibility. "I have no illusion that I'm an expert in the field of dams or dam construction," Behr told the group. "But I am an expert in parroting accurately and digesting and interpreting facts." Construction on the dam has been halted by a decision by U. S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who upheld a district court stay order on appeal. Douglas' ruling has been appealed to the full court. PUMPS Sales t Service Jacuzzi Deep Well Pumps from SERVICE ON ALL MAKES $99 OO DEEP WELL CENTRIFICAL • TURBIN SUBMERSIBLE ELECTRIC, OAS. DISIL HARDWARE a w ceavAHT 442-2*74 Ufa N. State St.

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