Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 17, 1974 · Page 2
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 2

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, July 17, 1974
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fr-URIah Dally Journal, Uklah Calif, Wednesday, July 17, 1974 Newspapermen gather to seek fair share of fair statement Walking pait supervisor* chambers at the courthouse late yesterday morning, one might have thought a massive press conference was in progress. Representatives from five Mendocino County newspapers , wen gathered to seek their fair share of the fair statement, and to be fair about it, the board continued the matter until next week. The fair statement is a summary of the actions taken by the board at its weekly, sessions. Last year, the board decided to evenly distribute mandatory publication of the statement among six of the county's newspapers: Ukiah Daily-Journal, Willits News, Fort Bragg Advocate-News, Mendocino Beacon, Anderson Valley Advocate, and the Independent Coast Observer (Gualala.) At that time; a committee of the board agreed to continue discussions on the matter until this year. Three recommendations were issued: one, that the statement be published on a monthly allocation based on the paid circulation, with those below a certain percentage left out; two, that publication be rotated between papers on the coast and those inland; and three, that it be published in one newspaper only, with the largest circulation. This latter proposal would mean exclusive publication in the Journal. Under proposal number one, the Journal would publish the fair statement five months out of the year, the Advocate-News three months, and the Willits News and Beacon two months apiece. The Advertiser and ICO would- be eliminated from the list, and any additional newspapers wishing to carry the statement would have to establish a paid circulation similar to that of the News or Beacon, around 2,200. . Homer Mannix, publisher of the Advertiser in Boonville for nearly 20 years, urged the board to continue distributing the statement for publication to the smaller, community newspapers, and was backed up by several Anderson Valley residents. "The big boys are always trying to gobble up and eliminate the little guys," Mannix, who is also the judge of the Anderson Valley Justice Court, told the board, He noted that last year he had a profit of only $535 from the paper, and operated it more as a community service. "I'm not here to be grabby about some money," he added, "I'm here to keep this newspaper going like I have for nearly twenty years." Johnny Peterson, president of the Anderson Valley Chamber of Commerce, noted that while he had not been able to get' an official statement from his organization because of the short notice, he felt sure the other members of the Chamber were vitally interested in seeing the newspaper continue. A letter from the Concerned Citizens of Anderson Valley Was read by Mannix. It stated that a consolidation of the fair statement publication into one newspaper 'twould tend to undermine the freedom of the press in Mendocino: County." "You should strengthen rather than weaken the community papers," Mannix read. In addition to Mannix, three Other weekly newspaper representatives were at the meeting: Al Olsen of the Willits News, Al Nichols of the Mendocino Beacon, and Mrs. Laughlin of the Independent Coast Observer. Publisher Dean DeVries represented the Journal. The second daily newspaper circulated in the county, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, was only an observer in the controversy. Law provides that the newspaper the fair statement is published in must be printed' and have its main offices in the county. . "I have a deep feeling and affection for community newspapers," Supervisor Burgess Williams, one of the members of the committee, stated. "The question is, how do we best disseminate the information. Do we do it with the best paper to give coverage or do we do it for the economic enterprise of the paper?" "I don't think we'd be best served by putting it in 18 different papers," he continued. "We should look for a permanent place." "We had to set up some type of criteria," Supervisor Augie Avila Joined in the discussion. "We'ye been told to spread the business around, but I can see the problems as new papers come into the county. As a little paper grows up, it can get into the picture." "You're sort of stunting their growth," Chairman Ted Galletti quipped. "I'd like to see it remain the way it is. Isolated areas are not getting the news." When Galletti mentioned areas like the south coast, Yorkville, and Anderson Valley, Supervisor Harvey Sawyers immediately stuck up for his district. "You just mentioned the papers on the coast," he told Galletti. "There are newspapers in the north county, too." -With Williams opposed, the board voted 34 to continue the matter until next week and to give it more thought, in the meantime. There are 10 established newspapers in the county, not all of which have been recognized as legally- established publications. Of these 10, five are published within Galletti's district: Big River News, ICO, Beacon, Advertiser, and, the,Anderson Valley Advocate. Sawyers has three in his area: Round Valley News, Willits News, and the Grapevine. Of the six papers' currently running the fair statement, four are either headquartered or distributed in Galletti's massive 5th District. Today's market report Hunters safety course registration tomorrow BATEMAN EICHLER. HILL RICHARDS INC. MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE 11 A.M. PRICES INDUSTRIALS -4.15 VOLUME 6,630,000 NEW YORK (UPI) — Stock prices moved lower in dull- trading today on the New York Stock Exchange. Ukiah DoilMJournal , Official < il\ \i'ws|>ap«>r DEAN DeVRIES Publisher GEO. HUNTER Man. Ed. B.A.COBER Pub. Emer. Published daily except Sat. Sun. and certain holidays by the Mendocino Publishing Co., at 590 South School Street, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California 95482 Second class postage paid at Ukiah, Calif.. Business Office Phone 462-1421 Subscription Rates Main and Carrier: $2.00 per Mo., $6.00 per 3 Months $12.00 per 6 Mos., $24.00 per Year Out of Town Home Del. $2.00 15c per Copy Mail and Motor Routes Payable 3 Months in Advance Daily Journal Missing? If your delivery boy happens to miss your home please phone UKIAH Miss Service Hours 5 to 7 P.M. 462-1421 WILLITS Cressie Dobbins 459-2713 Nice I Lucerne Miss Service Hours 6 to 7 P.M. 274-1916 Your fV Community Booster •ANNOUNCES- LIVE COVE RAO I DIRECT FROM DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ALL DAY THURSDAY JULY ie LISTEN FOft\ SUPER SPECIALS The Dow Jones industrial average was off 5.01 at 770.96 shortly before noonSThe widely watched indicator lost more than 10 points Tuesday. Declines led advances, 698 to 383, among the 1,526 issues crossing the tape. The two-hour volume amounted to around 3,920,000 shares, compared with 4,790,000 traded during the same period Tuesday. Tuesday's volume of less than 10 million shares indicated investors were concerned over rising interest rates and inflation. Most of them have moved to the sidelines despite efforts of banks to hold their prime rate — that charged key corporate customers—at 12 per cent. Most observers believe the rate eventually will olimb to 13 per cent. Listed stocks: American Tel & Tel 43% Boise Cascade 14*4 Denny's Restaurants 11% Evans Products 6% General Motors 44>4 Georgia Pacific 36V6 Int'l Systems & Control 33Ms Louisiana Pacific 14% Lucky Stores 10% Masonite 31% McDonald's 40% Pacific Gas & Electric 21% Sambos Restaurants 12% Standard Oil of Calif. 25V* TelePrompTer 2% TransAmerica 6% Winnebago 5% Over-the-counter: Advanced, Memory Systems 2%-3Vfe Bank of America 31-31% Diagnostic Data 8-9 Seiscom Delta l%-2% Equitable S-L 6%-6% Shaklee Corp. 9-9% Pennzoil Offshore Gas 4%-5 1-16 Vaal Reefs Adr 49 %-50% In keeping with their youth activities program, the Ukiah Elks are continuing their Hunters Safety Program which covers all phases of hunting and the handling of guns. The course Little Lake appearance for Rastrelli Mario Rastrelli, a Laytonville rancher who was arrested last August and charged with grand theft in connection with the butchering of a cow on the Elmer Pinches ranch, was scheduled to appear today in Little Lake Justice Court, Willits. His wife, Ann Rastrelli, charged with the same offense, was slated to appear in the Willits court tomorrow. Both are expected to plead nolo contendre (no contest) to charges which were agreed upon following a plea bargain arrived at by their attorneys and the, district attorney. The charge against Rastrelli was reduced to accessory to possession of stolen property, and the charge against his wife remains grand theft but by agreement of the district attorney, she will be sentenced for a misdemeanor. Leo Cook, Rastrelli's attorney, and Joe Allen, representing Mrs. Rastrelli, had sought a change of venue for their trials on the basis that publicity attendant to their arrest and various court proceedings would make it impossible for the defendants to receive a fair trial in this county. Superior Judge Ralph Devoto of Lake County, assigned to the case, denied the motions for an out-of-county trial. The decision was on appeal at the time the plea bargain was made. is free of charge to any person over 10 years of age — boys and girls — men and women, too. In order to qualify for a hunter's license in the state of California, completion of this course is a requirement. Art Kilgore, a member of the Ukiah EJks, is a state certified instructor in hunters safety, formerly of Napa Valley and now a Ukiah resident. Art has had extensive experience as an instructor having worked several years with the Napa Boys Club; he is in charge of this important Elks project. Kilgore states, "This is the third course we're sponsoring. The course consists of four sessions of two hours each, and it is required that a person complete all four. The first two sessions will be held on Thursday and Friday of this week, July 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church on Park Boulevard in Ukiah. The third and fourth session will take place on the following week: Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25, at the same time and place. "Registration will take place on Thursday, July 18; at 7 p.m. Minors must be accompanied by a parent who must submit their written consent allowing them to enroll in the course." GET UP7 TREES CAM, England (UPI)' — Seventy village children marched into a nearby woods Wednesday and knocked on the trees in a revival of ancient custom. They knocked on the trees to rouse them from their winter's sleep. BROILER STEAK HOUSE NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Monterey Jack & Cheddar CHEESE '!£ DRY ITALIAN SALAMI Red Heaven PEACHES 3 lb. 99* NECTARINES 3 lb. 99* wnite NO. i A A • POTATOES 89* 10 lb. Bag CHERRIES 49 V .Large Fresh MUSHRROOMS 59£ CANTALOUPES FARMER'S PRODUCE 1212 SOUTH STATE ST. 9:am to 8 pm 462-4323 NEW HOURS: CLOSED SUNDAY Vinca Brown still missing from homo County employment is still below 73 level VINCA BROWN A 14-year-old Ukiah girl who was reported missing from her home in Monday's Journal, has been reunited with her family. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Langton were worried about their daughter, Diana, whom they had last seen Friday evening. Yesterday afternoon the girl phoned her sister at the Helen Avenue residence and told the sister where she was. Langton reported to Ukiah police that he, had recovered his daughter but the girl would not tell police where she had been for five days. Still missing is Vinca Brown, 15, the daughter of Dr. Mack Brown of 1331 Deerwood Drive. Vinca may have been with Diana at the time she disappeared but there has been no specific information provided police as to this allegation. .. Vinca is described as being five feet, four inches in height, and weighing 125 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes, and at the time of her disappearance was wearing blue levis with a green and yellow flowered top. She was wearing sandals. Anyone with information as to Vinca's whereabouts is asked to contact Dr. Brown at 4^9669jwr 462-5361, or to notify the Uklah police or the sheriff's office. "Old Kinderhook", referring jto the estate of President Martin Van Buren, abbreviated to "O.K.", became a Democratic catchword in the 1840 campaign, popularizing the slang synonym for anything that was all right. Total civilian employment in Mendocino County, at 2Q,300 this June, advanced by 950 over April's level of 19,350, but was still 150 below the year-earlier figure of 20,450, the Northern California Employment Data, and Research Division of the California Department of Economic Development reported today. Increasing good weather encouraged the resumption of outdoor activities and the seasonal influx of tourists began. As a result unemployment fell by 700 between April and June ;< from 2,525 to 1,825 and it was only 50 above last year's unemployment of 1,775. The unemployment rate fell sub­ stantially over the two-month period from 11.5 per cent to 8.2 per cent. This compares with the 8 per cent' rate recorded a year ago. This makes, the first time since January that the unemployment, rate was not substantially higher than the year-earlier level. Industry trends All nonagricultural industries posted healthy gains over the two-month period. Manufacturing registered the largest increase of350 jobs with most of the additions concentrated in the lumber and wood products sector. Good weather was responsible for enabling work crews to operate at full swing. Employment in trade grew by 2 escape serious hurt when car strikes horse A 21-year-old Garden City, N.Y. man and a 20-year-old passenger in his car escaped serious injury last night at 9:30 on Highway 101 south' of Laytonville when their car struck a horse, standing in the roadway. Taken to Howard. Memorial Hospital in Willits for treatment of minor injuries was Michael O'Day. a passenger in the car Precious metals SHAMAZ TRADING COMPANY New York Comex silver: 3.% — up .08 Year's high: 6.70; Year's low: 3.258 London gold fixing: 140.75- — down .75 Year's high: 180.00; Year's low: 116.50 Austrian 100 Corona gold coin: 153.75 • -Mexieaa.,50 Peso gold coin: 194.00 , U.S. $20 gold piece: 250.00 Bag - U.S. circulated silver coins: 3,200.00 driven by Michael Bramberry. Bramberry was ho.t hurt. The horse was only slightly injured in the altercation. A motorcycle rider suffered a fractured left leg, lacerations and, abrasions Tuesday afternoon at 3:10 on Road A in Redwood Valley when" he rounded a curve too fast and struck another vehicle head-on. Taken to Ukiah General Hospital was Michael Allan Taylor, 18. A passenger on the motorcycle, 14-year-old Mark Moore of Redwood Valley, told investigating officers he would see his own doctor. Taylor was eastbound on Road A about 6-10 of a mile east of East Road when he ati tempted to take the curve without reducing' speed, went into the westbound lane and struck a car driven by Warren Henry Knox, 20. Knox Was not injured. 250 brought about by u. seasonal upswing in tourism. Moat of the growth in trade occured in the retail sector. Likewise the steady flow, of tourists and the availability of fuel pushed services employment up by 200 to total 2,450. , Spurred by increasing good weather many contractors are resuming work boosting construction payrolls up by 100. Most other industries recorded small gains over the two-month perid. Agriculture was the only industry to suffer a decline — from 700 in April to 650 in June as vineyard pre harvest activity was almost all completed. Except for government, agriculture and finance- insurance-real estate employment in most categories fell below their year-earlier levels. MOst industries have not fully recovered from the effects of the energy shortage earlier this year. In the months to come, the construction of a million-dollar resin plant will boost construction payrolls. Agriculture will experience considerable growth as the pear harvest nears its peak level and the apple and grape harvests get underway. Moderate gains are also anticipated in tourist- related activities. 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