Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 16, 1974 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, July 16, 1974
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Weather Northwestern California: Fair through Wednesday except for local fog and low clouds on coast tonight and Wednesday morning; low tonight and high Wednesday at Ukiah 52 and 88; Fort Bragg 48 and 59. Temperature July, 1974 July, 1973 Date HI Lo Date HI Lo 15' 81 49 15 98 55 Noon Today Vow Today 74 RalnfaU .84 51 Last Year 0.00 114th Year No. 63 Ukiah, AAertdocino County, California—Tuesday, July 16, 1974 12 Pages—1 Section—15 Cents Turks rush troops to southern seaport Armed intervention threatened in Cyprus By United Press International Turkey today rushed troops to southern ports 50 miles from Cyprus, witnesses reported from the southern seaport of Adana, and the threat of direct Turkish intervention in Cyprus appeared to be growing. The United States and its allies were urging restraint to avoid war between Turkey and Greece. —Truck convoys, sirens wailing, barreled through Adana carrying troops in full battle dress and 1 ammunition,' the witnesses said. Crowds cheered the convoys through the southern Turkish .capital shouting "to Cyprus! To Cyprus!" where the Greek-led Cypriot National Guard overthrew President Archbishop Makarios Monday. The British government announced in London that Makarios left Cyprus today, and there was diplomatic speculation he was flying to New York to seek United Nations help against both the coup which deposed him Monday and the threat of . armed Turkish intervention. The U.N. Security Council was called into urgent session at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the growing threat to peace. Turkish President Fahri Koruturk recalled Turkey's parliament from vacation and government officials said the cabinet would seek the lawmakers' approval for possible military intervention in Cyprus when parliament meets July 18. Under Turkish law parliament is the only authority allowed to authorize overseas military action. Makarios, in a series of clandestine radio broadcasts, appealed earlier today to Cypriote, and world powers to help him repulse the coup he said was inspired by Greece to destroy democracy in Cyprus. Makarios took refuge in the British base at Limassol before leaving ' the Mediterranean island. . Heavy fighting was reported in many areas of Cyprus but reports from the island indicated there had been no fighting involving Greek and Turkish Cypriote. Rebel infantry and artillery attacks were reported near Makarios' former stronghold at Paphos. Turkey said it had sent a note to Britain demanding intervention by British troops on Cyprus and warning it would act alone if Britain failed to comply. British Foreign Secretary James Callaghan told Parliament Britain so far had "no knowledge" of the Turkish,.,not.g. The British government said tonight Makarios had left Cyprus for an undisclosed destination and there was speculation he was flying to New York to attend an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council later today. The British earlier had given him refuge in a British . camp near Limassol when fighting broke ,out near the city of Paphos where'he had made radio appeals' for help. The United States and other Western Allies already had increased their diplomatic intervention to urge Greece and Turkey, both members of NATQ, to exercise restraint. But developments indicated Turkey and Greece once again might be approaching a war over Cyprus as they were in 1964 and 1967. In the background was a watchful Soviet -Union. The Communist nations of Europe took the line that the coup was sponsored OEO chief sacked as agency crumbles WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate moved today to salvage legal services for the poor from the crumbling Office of Economic Opportunity with a weakened bill its proponents hoped would escape a presidential veto. . OEO Director Alvin J. Arnett resigned Monday on White House request because he had been lobbying to save some of the OEO ahtipoverty programs. Arnett said he agreed to quit after being assured the administration would accept the Legal Services Corporation bill. The Senate voted 75 to 18 today to delete a key provision from the legal services bill which all sides had agreed would lead to a Nixon veto. The bill now goes back to die House. Some supporters said they had assurance President Nixon would sign the measure. Some opponents said it was still an open question. The section to be deleted would allow the new Legal Services Corporation to contract with universities for. research work. The latest version of the bill which Nixon vetoed in 1971 provides that the corporation could aid the poor in civil cases but its lawyers could not take any case involving school desegregation, criminal matters, selective service or military desertion, advocacy of public policies, political activities, labor matters or demonstrations. Arnett said the demand for his resignation was given him Monday afternoon by presidential adviser Dean Burch. The resignation will become effective July 31, and Arnett will be replaced by OEO general counsel Burt Ar /Gallegos, acting deputy director of the agency under Arnett's predecessor, Howard Phillips, who was forced out of office by a federal judge for trying to kill the agency without congressional approval. Arnett said he had fought against Nixon's plan to abolish the agency 'because I've been concerned about the programs for the poor." He said his lobbying was not for the purpose of keeping the 10-year-old OEO alive as an operating agency but for keeping its programs intact, mainly the big Community Action project that provides federal grants to set up antipoverty agencies at local and state levels. John Carlson, a White House press spokesman, said that Arnett has been opposed to phasing out the OEO and "has been running around the country advocating that it be continued." Other White House sources said that Arnett is being fired because of his opposition to administration policy. But a congressional source close to OEO legislation over the years said the firing was "impeachment politics" on Nixon's part. "What else could it be?" asked the source who refused to be identified. "Everyone knows OEO is dead but there are a certain number of senators who want Arnett's scalp, and Nixon needs 34 senators to vote (against conviction if he is impeached) and so he's giving them what they want." Asked if he thought impeachment was behind his ouster, Arnett said "I've heard that too, for weeks." by NATO to turn the Mediterranan island into a NATO base —a development which would be unpalatable to the Russians. Russia protested the coup to the Greek government. The U.S. 6th Fleet was in the area but not on any special alert. A Turkish note to Britain sent after an all night cabinet session that ended at 4:30 a.m. asked Britain to use its troops stationed in Cyprus for joint Turkish- ' British intervention "to counterecact the threat to Cyprus' independence," a government spokesman said in Istanbul. The note said Turkey would take unilateral action if Britain did not act within 24 hours, UPI Correspondent John Lawton reported from Istanbul. Turkey, Britain and Greece are the co- guarantors of Cyprus' independence under terms of the Zurich and London agreements of 1959 which gave Cyprus its independence the following year. It had been a British colony after centuries of dominance by a number of countries including Turkey and GYeece. Announcing the note had been sent, a Foreign Ministry spokesman this afternoon said no reply had been received from Britain. 1 Government sources said Premier Bulent Ecevit was seeking opposition party backing for government intervention in Cyprus if the leaders of Monday's coup against President Makarios moved against the island's Turkish community or tried to unite the republic with Greece. Turkish Cypriot Bayrak radio monitored in Adana said rebel infantry and artillery had moved against Markarios's headquarters at Paphos, where the president fled following the revolt. The radio said 20 pro-Makarios police officers had sought refuge with the island's Turks., Music camp band concert Thursday Some 145 youngsters from sixth through 12th grades who have been enjoying the second Ukiah Summer Music Camp at Ukiahi will join in an old-fashioned summer evening band concert at municipal park Thursday night at 7, with the public invited to attend the musical evening. , However, just in case, they are advised by band director Rowland Nielson to bring their sweaters, for it could be a warm, summer's evening or a coolish one. The audience is free to enjoy table or chair seating or sit on blankets on the grass (bring your own blanket!) and listen to performances by not only the concert band, featuring 8th through 12th graders, but also by the cub band and the ranger band, respectively made up of 6th through 9th graders, and 6th and 7th graders who have had only a year or so of musical training. Instructors who have been teaching group or ensemble instrumental music at the Ukiah Summer Music Camp include Pomolita-Ukiah junior high band director Ed Singer; Jeff Simpson, Jeff Dickey and Carolyn Thompson, as well as Ukiahi band director Rowland Nielson. G-P formaldehyde plant hearing set Wednesday NEED m, AN EXPERT?! W SEE THE SERVICE GUIDE] DAILY IN THE CLASSIFIEI What is the proposed Georgia Pacific formaldehyde plant? What is its purpose, and what will its impact be on local employment and economy? What impact will such a manufacturing plant have on the Ukiah Valley's environment and what steps are planned or must be taken to eliminate or alleviate possible pollution of air or water? To inform itself, and to better inform other citizens, on the potentials of the proposed' formaldehyde plant, and any attendant dangers or problems, the Ukiah city council has scheduled a public hearing at 8 p.m. Wednesday as part of its regular council meeting upstairs in city hall. City Manager Jim Swayne has invited key Georgia Pacific engineers and spokesmen to outline' the plans and prospects for the new plant. And Public Health Officer Dr. R.L. Holtzer has asked for "about 45 minutes" to review the project from the standpoint of environment, pollution and public health. Councilman Barry Wood and others of the council expressed an interest in learning more about the formaldehyde plant, its potential and possible problems, and in holding a public hearing so interested citizens also may learn more about the proposed plant's operations and potential, economically and environmentally. Before meeting in a scheduled closed executive session to review various commission appointments, the council Wednesday night also will consider an offer of dedication to the city of 15 acres of hillside "open space" by a Westwood Acres subdivision developer; hear a progress report on western hillside flood damage slide repair; hear Airport Commission proposals concerning land use and tie-down fees; call for bids on Gobbi Street improvements; and hold a public hearing on a proposal by Edwin A. Frey Jr. appealing a use permit denial of his request to operate a legal office at his, home. ,„ A resolution approving application for 1974 state fund grants to construct courts and make softball improvements also will be considered. Mystery shrouds shooting A retired California Highway Patrolman is being questioned by sheriff's investigators this morning in connection with the shooting of a 22-year-old alleged burglar. The victim, Jan Nathan Proctor, was dead .when deputies arrived on the scene shortly after 6 a.m. today. He died of a single gunshot wound. Thomas J. Vilotti, 44, is being questioned about the shooting. He is represented by Ukiah attorney Leo Cook. The shooting reportedly occurred on the lawn of the house next to the Vilotti residence on Ridge Road, near Isola Way in the Rogina Heights area east of Ukiah. It followed by less than 90 minutes the apprehension of two juveniles for the alleged burglary of the residence. Information from the sheriff's office indicates a call was received at 4:30 a.m. from the Vilotti home reporting breaking glass at the residence next door. When deputies responded, they reportedly observed a male juvenile in the area of the home, and apprehended him after a chase. As they were transporting the youth to juvenile hall, they reportedly Observed another juvenile about a block from the residence and detained him also. Deputies searched the entire home, and reportedly found a window in the rear of the residence broken. Shortly after 6 a.m., another call was received from the Vilotti home reporting that another suspect was in the area. Before deputies arrived, an ambulance was called by someone at the Vilotti residence. When Ukiah Ambulance arrived at 6:34, attendants Larry and Guy Von Brandt, found the victim lying on his back in the yard; The bullet had .entered the lower right rib cage area. The victim was clothed in blue jeans.' boots, a colored T-shirt and a jacket. The body was taken to Zimmerman Mortuary. The fatal wound was inflicted by Vilotti's .357 service gun. The weapon was recovered. There was little information on the dead man available at press time other than his mother, Jeannette Eberhardt, resides in Crescent City and that he is also survived by a wife who lives in Santa Rosa. Vilotti retired from the Ukiah area of the California Highway Patrol in September, 1973, on disability retirement. He is employed as chief plant engineer at Ukiah General Hospital. Sheriff Reno Bartolomie indicated Vilotti has not been arrested, but is only being questioned. Demos enjoy 3-2 edge in county Mendocino County Democrats enjoy more than a 3-2 bulge over their Republican counterparts, according to figures released today by Edmund G. Brown Jr., secretary of state. Of the county's 26,403 registered voters as of the June primary, 15,216 were registered as Democrats, and 9,028 as Republicans. The American Independent Party claimed 122 registrations and the Peace & Freedom Party 211. Miscellaneous covered 23 voters. An unusually large number of registered voters, percentage wise, are listed under declined to state, a substantial number of whom may be 18-year-old students who were uncertain when they were first registered as to which party they should select. A total of 1,803 failed to state a party preference. Statewide the 9,498,501 registered voters consist of" 5,333,522 Democrats, 56.2 per cent; 3,499,773 Republicans; 36.8 per cent; 38,897, AIP, .4 per cent; 40,092 Peace & Freedom, .4 per cent; 33,748 miscellaneous, .4 per cent, and 552,469 decline to state, 5.8 per cent. The City of Ukiah with 5,347 registered , voters is broken down as follows: Democrats, 2,942; Republicans, 2,139; AIP, 19; P&F, 7; miscellaneous, 4; decline to state, 236. Willits, 1,304 registered—Democrats, 768; Republicans, 441; AIP, 14; P&F, 5; decline to state, 76. Fort Bragg, 2,225 registered- Democrats 1,444; Republicans, 673; AIP, 8; P&F, 8; decline to State, 92. Point Arena, 237 registered- Democrats, 106; Republicans, 106; AIP, 1; P&F, 2; decline to state, 23. PLAYHOUSE PRIZE — Young fairgoers to the Redwood Empire Fair, August 811, will be able to romp through a playhouse Constructed especially for the event by Masonite Corp., and will then have a chance to win the house on the last day of die fair. Masonite carpenters J.D. Nix, left, and Bob Arnold prepare to place roofing on the playhouse as Fair Manager Scotty Turner,gets an inside look. Masonite will offer playhouses at drawings at the Lake County and Mendocino County talrs alto. —Journal photo by Raymond Willits council vs policemen? Employer-employe resolution passed By RAND PETRE WILLITS — A letter from the Willits Police Association dated June 21, 1974, simply requesting to meet and confer with the city council regarding budget discrepancies and percentage increases in wages (reported to be 7.5 per cent for city employes, but in actuality only 2.5 per cent) has now resulted in the passage of a lengthy, 21-page employe-employer resolution. After receiving the letter from the association, City Administrator Doug Flautt forwarded a memo to all city em­ ployes notifying them of the pending resolution, which came as an unexpected action on the part of the council. Much confusion resulted in that old cliche "lack of communication," so much in evidence>around city hall these days,: once again echoing throughout council chambers. At last night's council meeting, Officer Mike Carlo tti, president of the Willits Police Association, appeared before the council to dispel the resulting rumor that PORAC (Police Officer's Research Association of California) is a union. As explained by Carlotti, who distributed brochures to councilmen, the association is affiliated with PORAC, which is a professional representation group and not a union in any sense of the word, unless one considers the American Medical Association and American Dental Association unions. •'" PORAC is responsible for setting high training standards for law enforcement officers, financing schooling — which, could not otherwise be received if it were to come out of city budgeted funds — and is also helpful in the passage of legislation which enables police personnel to perform their duties in a swift and efficient manner. He also pointed out that a 7.5 per cent pay increase is insufficient as the state^ shows cost-of-living increases of 15 per cent. Officers Carlotti and Smith stated it was their feeling that an employe-employer resolution was not necessary to confer with councilmen, as the request was only to meet with them regarding budget discrepancies. Councilman Jerry Shea also agreed on this point and mentioned that the formality and passage of such a resolution could open the door to any bargaining unit to step in and possibly unionize city em­ ployes. Shea suggested that the resolution be set aside and acted upon if or when it was really necessary, and accordingly, motioned to hold the resolution in abeyance. His motion failed to receive a second. Certain discrepancies, found in the original draft of the resolution were subsequently corrected by the city attorney and Shea questioned some of the formality and terminology. The city attorney explained that the resolution could be amended at a future date if it was not workable in its present form. Councilman Mitchell moved to adopt the resolution, seconded by Larry Lucier. It passed almost unanimously, Shea's being the only dissenting vote. Lucier thanked the police department ' for the letter which ' resulted in the resolution, which, he stated, may someday be needed. The council has agreed to meet July 18 with representatives of the Police. Association to discuss the errors which have been found in the budget. In other council action: — The oil and dust problems faced by residents of Barbara Lane were again brought before the council, this time by Lotti Strong on behalf of Laura McBride, who has found a total of 52 streets within the city which have been paved without curbs or gutters. After some dUscussionjand debate on how to handle the/ problem, Mayor Dave Shelton said that the city engineer would take a look at the lane and suggest the most proper and lasting solution. Resolution No. 18, Series* 1974, application for. funds, for lighted softball parks, was unanimously passed. Resolution No. 19, Series 1974,^regarding retroactive pay for city employes, has not s been completed by the city attorney as of * this date, but will be presented at the next regular council meeting. A total of $27,000 was suggested to be included in the 1974-75 fiscal budget for the armour coating of 18 streets: Magnolia, Poplar, Hazel, Madrone, .Central, Pearl, Laurel, Easy, Spruce, Maple, N. Lenore, E. Oak, W. Oak, Tuttle, Casteel, Williams, Harrison and Willow. The council has reviewed the preliminary budget with public works foreman Herb Posey, however, there has been no official decision made regarding the proposed street improvement plan at this time/

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