Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 23, 1978 · Page 1
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 1

Ukiah, California
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Monday, January 23, 1978
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117th Year No. 217 Ukiah, AAendocIno County, California-Monday, January 23, 1978 12 Pages—1 Section—15 Cents Carter asks $212 million in siafe Full funding for WS Dam proposed HELP FOR BATTERED WOMEN — Del Martin, left, nationally known author of "Battered Wives," addressed a ^oup of supporters of Project Sanctuary at a meeting Saturday. Project Sanctuary is a group of local women organized to provide emergency shelter for the victims of wife beating in the Mendocino County area. Since word has gotten out about the crisis line services offered by the group, calls are coming in daily, according to project coordinator Carol Yoder, shown at right. — Journal photo by MacLean WASHINGTON (UPI) - Pi^esident Carter today asked Congress for about $212 million to continue construction of California water resource projects during the 1979 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. No funds were requested for Auburn Dam — one of the targets on Carter's 1977."hit list" of water projects he wanted halted for' economic, en-' vironmentkl or safety reasons. However, budget documents indicated funding for the project might be requested later if a review underway of earthquake hazards shows no safety hazards. Total budget requests for California were about 10 percent less than for fiscal 1978, with the Bureau of Reclamation asking $126.7 million in construction funds and the Corps of Engineers seeking $85.5 million. The bureau's appropriations request for the Central Valley Project, for example, was reduced from $136.8 million last year to $105 million this year. The major bureau requests included $34.2 million for work on the Tehama- Colusa Canal in the Sacramento division of CVP;. and $24.9 million for work in the San Luis unit, including continued construction of the San Luis drain. Major requests by the Army Engineers included $35 million to continue construction of the $206 million Dry Creek (Warm Springs) lake and channel flood control project in the Russian River basin, and $27 million for continuing the $306 million New Melones Dam project. . ' The $105 million construction appropriations request for CVP was ' allocated as follows;. Auburn-Folsom South unit, $13.4 million; miscellaneous programs,~ including rehabilitation of the Dplta- Mendota and Kern Friant canals, $13.3 million; Tehama-Colusa Canal, $34.2 million; San Felipe division, Pacheco Tunnel, $19.2 million, and San Luis unit, $24.9 milUerfT Other bureau budget allocations included: Coloradb River Basin salinity control projects, including replacement of the Coachella Canal, $28.9 -million; Klamath Project, Cialifofnia portion, $143,000; Newlands Project, California portion, $60,000; Orland Project, rehabilitation of Stony Gorge Dam, $1 million; recreation facilities at existing reservbirs, $142,000; Solano Project- Lake Berryessa recreational facilities, $775,000; Ventura River Project, $5.6 Noted feminisf s at war $500 billion budget p roposed by Cci rter Nationally known author and feminist Del Martin was the keynote speaker at a day-long conference in Ukiah Saturday addressing the problems of battered women. Martin? aijthor of "Bettered Wives," spoke to & group of nearly 60 women and men attending the conference at Confesfants sought for Miss Mendocino Merrilee Gale, executive director of thte Miss .Mendocino Pageant, announced today that the pageant committee will be holding its first function towards the search for Miss Mendocino County 1978. Gale related that many opirartuhit^s await prospective contestants. She added, "Some of the reasons a young woman ^participates are the scholarships, exposure of one's talent and the excitement of involvement in one of pur community's major events. Many a contestant has developed a greater degree of poise, self-confidence and self-examination." . , i^' An orientation meeting and,reception for possible interested cont^tants and their parents is lilaimed for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Savings Bank Annex Community, Room, located at N. Oak and W. Standley Streets in Ukiah. Executive Director Merrilee Gale and Assistant Producer Albert Norris, along with Cathy Taylor, Miss Mendocino County of 1977, have prepared a special program to explain the purpose and goal^oif the annual pageant. Susan Perkins, Miss Ameripa of 1978, related to pageant officials that she hoped that young women would take advantage and participate in this year's Miss Mendocino Scholarship Pageant. The local pageant has unlimited benefits. Three talented finalists will share in a thousand dollar scholarship. The opportunity to participate in the Miss America Pageant INSURANCE Call me about our Special Programs! EDCADOGAN INSURANCE 520 South state Ukiah 462 9725 will open up even more doofs, including a chance to share in over $50,000 in scholarship awards, Miss America is awarded $20,000. The seventh aiinual Miss Mendocino Pageant will be held April 22 a^ Carl Purdy Hall. It is an official preliminary pageant for the Miss California and Miss America Pageants. The pageant • organization is considered the largest womens scholarship program in the world. Entrants mvist be single and nevef married females, divorced or had a marriage annulled. She must be a high school graduate or a senior attending high school at the time of the Miss California Pageant, graduating by Labor Day .preceding the National Finals. Her age on Sept. 1,' 1978, shall not be less than 17 or more than 26 years. Preliminary tryout rehearsals will begin Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Nokomis Elementary Schqol auditorium 495 Washington Avenue at 1:30 p.m. Deadline date for entries will be Feb. 26. Young women and their parents who are interested in additional information about the pageant and participation are encouraged to attend the orientation reception on Feb. 4. More information will be provided at the reception. Prospective contestants or interested parents may contact Merrilee Gale at 462-3055, Dolly Phillips at 462-2015 or Joyce Thornquist at 462-2183 for pageant information. Northwestern California: Fair through Tuesday except local morning fog in valleys and partly cloudy ex- breme north "Tuesday. Little temperature change. Local, morning fi'ost. Fort Bragg 38 and 58, tJkiah 33 and 59. the Methodist Church, about violence in the home. The workshop included a skit by supporters of Project Sanctuary, a local shelter for battered women scheduled to open soon, and a representative of a similar shelter in Sonoma county. This meeting was the first of three addressing "Women's Issues in the 70's''. The second workshop will be Feb. 25, with author Adele Clarke discussing the changing ideas about male and female roles. The final meeting will be April 1 and will cover a number of topics. ' Proceeds from donations received Saturday'will go to pay expenses for opening the house obtained by Project Sanctuary to house women trying to escape violence in the home. According to project coordinator Carol Yoder, one participant donated $200 during the day. Yoder said the response by the community has been overwhelming so far, but the group is still seeking furnishings for the house. Groups sponsoring the local workshops include, Mendocino Com- .munity College, Mendocino County Women Against Rape, Legal Services Foundation, Project Sanctuary and Mental' Health. WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Carter today proposed his.first budget, a ohe-half trillion, dollar package that exceeded His , self-imposed limit and promised a substantial tax reduction for most Americans. The $500.2-billion budget for fiscal 1979 included cutting the Pentagon's share of total spending and reducing social benefits for individuals, including Medicare, Social Security and school lunches. It exceeds current federal spending by.$38 billion but, with few exceptions, proposes no new federal spending programs. "Resources are limited and government must discipline its choices and its scope," Carter said in sending his proposals to Congress. He had been predicting for more than a year that 1979 spending would not exceed $499 billion. The budget is for the bbokkeeping that begins next Oct. 1 and would be financed through tax receipts of $439,6 billion and federal borrowing of another $60.6 billion. Despite the $38-billion increase over current spending. Carter said the budget is not excessive. He said,$30 billion of the increase is required (o maintain governmeijt services at present levels. Carter's budget concentrated on keeping up with inflation and proposed little new spending except for energy conservation and research. There was a small increase in outlays for national defense and a hint that spending would rise for ailing cities, towns and older suburbs. Acting budget director James Mctntyre declined to disclose,specifics of the urban plan, which he said would be outlined by Carter in March. But Mclntyre said the money to finance Carter's program for cities was contained within the $500.2 billion proposal. Despite the fanfare surrounding the introduction of the Carter administration's first budget, the final spending decisions must be made by Congress. If history is any guide, the, budget will be changed considerably before the bureaucracy begins to spend the money this October. . million, and Washoe Project, California portion, $370,000. Construction appropriations requested by the Army Engineers were allocated as follows: Alameda Creek (Del Valle Reservoir), $270,000; Corte Madera Creek flood control, $140,000; Cucamonga Oeek flood control, $11 ;8 million; Dry Creek (Warm Springs) lake and' channel, $35 million; 'New Melones Lake multiple purpose project, $27 million; Sacramento River and major and minor tributaries flood control,. $200,000; Sacramento River , bank protection, $3.3 niillion; S&crunento River flood control, Chico Landing to Red Bluff, $160,000; San Diego River and Mission Bay navigation project, $350,000; John F. Baldwin and Stockton ship channels, San Francisco Bay to Stockton, $350)000; Santa Crm; Harbor navigation projedt, $85,000; Santa Maria Valley levees, $1 million; Surfside-Sunset and Newport Beaph erosion p-oject, $2.3 million, and Walnut Creek flood control, $3.6 million. The budget for the Reclamation Bureau also includes funds for new investigations of possibilities for increasing electric powpr generation at the Red Rluff Diversion Dam, the Keswick powerplant, the Orland Project, the Bocca-Prosser, power- plants in the truckee River basin, and ' the Whipple Wash pumped-storage project. The.Corps has budgeted $4 million for investigation of proposed projects, including Alameda Creek upper basin flood control, harbors for Hghtdraft vessels on the North Coast, Guadalupe River, Los A'ngeles drainage airea review, Los Angeles-Long Beach harbors navigation, northern California streams flood control, Nov^to Creek and tributaries flood .control, Sacramento River and tributaries bank protection and erosion control, Sacramento River deep water ship channel, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Salinas River, San Diego County streams, Oceanside, San Francisco Bay area, San Joaquin River basin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Ana River and' Oange County, Santa Clara River and White Water River. A total of $3 million also was requested for the advance engineering and design of Corps projects on Cottonwood Creek, Merced County streams. Sunset Cliffs beach in San Diego, San Luis'Rey River, and Wildcat and San Pablo creeks. ; Thurman to run for county clerk post Redwood vandalism . draws reactions EUREKA (UPI) — Conservationists and loggers alike are denomicing a recent wave of unexplained vandalism against majestic redwoods — some more than 1,000 years old. The two groups have been on opposite sides of the fence over a proposal to expand the Redwood National Park by adding 48,000 acres of heavily timbered mountain land. < " Jan., 1978 Date Hi Lo 22 59 32 Nopn Today. 46 Rainfall 34.10 Jan., 1977 Date Hi. Lo 22 66 40 Low Today 30 La^t YeiBr6.% VALLEY AUrO CENrEII,IIIC Quality Auto Parts for your foreign and American Cars, OPEN SUNDAYS 1070 No. state St. UKiA.H 468-0437 Conservationists say the addition is needed to save the trees ffom the lumber companies. But the loggers say the addition would result in wholesale unemployment for an area already beset with job problems. The latest acts of vandalism were "discovered Friday. Four redwoods were chain-sawed and damaged on the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwood State Park about 55 miles south of Eureka. They brought to 16 the number of giant redwoods ruined since Jan. 3. The Associated California Loggers and the California State Park Rangers Association have each posted $1,000 rewards for information leading to the vandals. Eureka Mayor Sam Sacco, who spent last week in \yashingt6n, DJC, lobbying against the park expansion, called the damaging of the trees *'a detestable act." - • . Glen Jones, of tiie California Park Department office in Eureka, said he had never seen anything like it TT"never just plain senseless destruc- Mon." Jones kaid the trees "are truly one of the wonders of the Aivorld." Tom Thurman, 32, a Mendocino County business consultant, rancher, and part-time business instructor,^ announced today that he will be a candidate for county clerk-recorder in the June primary. Thurman is the owner of a business management firm in Ukiah and raises sheep in various areas of Mendocino Cbunty. In addition, he holds a junior college teaching credential and has taught accounting, economics, finance and management courses for the Adult Education program. Regional Occupation Center and Mendocino (Allege. He is a graduate of the school of business administration at California State University of San Diego. He TOM THURMAN worked full time >yhile obtaining his education which includes six years of dbllege leading to various degrees in business management. After conipleting high school, Thurman entered the Navy and was promoted to the rate of 2nd class petty officer. Following his honorable discharge, he went to work for the Department of the Navy as an engineering technician traveling as a liaison consultant for airborne missile systems. Later, Thurman went to work for Rohr Industries, San Diego, and was : advanced to systems designer for,the transportation oriented firm. Prior to opening his^ business hnanagement firm, Thurm&i was the office manager for the Ukiah Branch of a New York stock exchange brokerage firm. Thurman has-served as advisor for Junior Achievement and been active in many community activities. He, has served as President and treasurer for the South Ukiah Rotary Qub, vice president of. the Redwood Empire Quarter Horse Association, a committee chairman for'the Mendocino County Farm Bureau, participated in the annual 4H-FFA livestock auctions, and held yarious board positions. ' In a'niiouncing his candidacy, lliurman has slated, "I promise, if elected, to be a public servant for Mendocino County. I will direct jny efforts to the office of i;derk-recbrder -and mdst important, for the people of Mendocino County.". The candidate resides in,. Potter Valley with his wife Bmtiie and three children —Shannon, 9; Heather, 6; and Joseph, 4. Shannon and Heather attend Potter Valley elementary school.

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