Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 19, 1974 · Page 1
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Friday, July 19, 1974
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Northwestern California: Occasional cloudiness north portion with a chance of a few showers and isolated thun- • derahowers over the mountains afternoons and evenings Saturday; elsewhere mostly fair through Saturday. 114th Year No. 66 Temperature July, 1974 Date ffl U 18 89 61 Noan Today 84 Rainfall .84 July, 1171 Date HI Le 18 90 81 Lew Today 57 Last Year 0.00 Uklah, AAendocino County, California—Friday, July 19, 1974 16 Pages—1 Section—15 Girtta Diplomatic efforts Intensified Turkish fleet heads for troubled Cyprus By United Press International A Turing fleet put to sea today from the southern Turkish port of Mersin toward Cyprus, 80 miles away. Turkish battle fleets also sailed in the Cyprus crises of 1984 and 1987 but 11th hour diplomatic efforts then prevented war between Turkey and Greece. Destination of the fleet which contained packed landing craft and a large cruise ship being used as a troop transport was unknown, but it lent new urgency to diplomatic efforts in Athens, NATO headquarters, the United Nations and many world capitals to cool the situation. President Nixon summoned Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger to San Clemente to discuss the Cyprus issue. Joseph Sisco, U.S. undersecretary of state for Middle Eastern affairs, raced to Athens and began talks with leaders of the Greek military junta which rules Greece. Deposed President Archbishop Makariot of Cyprus was in New York to plead with the U.N. Security Council mis afternoon to reverse the military coup that overthrew his government on Monday. The rebel government of Cyprus also was sending a representative to the Council. The coup in Cyprus was carried out by the Cypriot National Guard commanded by- 680 Greek officers. Greece told its NATO allies it would withdraw those officers but Turkey said this was only a ruse to perpetuate Athens's rule over Cyprus with its 110,000 Turkish Cypriote—a fourth of the population. With the'crisis growing the U.S. Navy ) it was postponing return of the US* ArtWrtca from the Mediter­ ranean and that its rep 1 a c e m e n t, the USS Independence, was sailing today for me Mediterranean as planned. The carrier USS Forrestal is already with the 6th Fleet. Britain also has the aircraft carrier Hermes in the area with a commando force aboard. In the past week the Soviet Mediterranean fleet has been reported in the general area of Cyprus. There has been no report of Greek naval activity but both the Greek and Turkish armed forces were reported in a state of high alert with ar* mies deployed along their borders. Word of the sailing of the Turkish battle fleet of warships and troop landing barges came from UPI Correspondent. John Lawton who has been in the port of Mersin for two days observing the huge Turkish buildup. Turkish Information Minister Orhan Birgit later confirmed the ships' departure. Lawton said the fleet began moving out shortly before noon (5 a.m. EDT) and completed the movement two hours later. The Ankara government refused to permit' transmission of the report for several hours. Lawton said he counted 20 medium landing craft, five small landing craft, five warships and two large troop transports among the force which put to sea. The medium-sized landing craft carried tanks, trucks and troops. At least 30 tanks could be seen and the transports had camouflaged troops standing shoulder to shoulder on their decks. One ship was a cruise liner being used as a troop transport. The ships put to sea at 10-mimite intervals and headed in a southwesterly direction. ( While the destination of the warships was not released, Turkey has threatened to intervene militarily, on Cyprus, to prevent the island republic from uniting with Greece. Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit conferred in Turkey with his military leaders and cabinet ministers. He has called the situation "very grave." The Turkish parliament. met in emergency, session Thursday to consider approving an invasion of the island, but adjourned until Saturday without making a decision. Under Turkish law parliament must give approval to an act or war. The meeting was put off while Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit visited London for crisis talks with British leaders and Sisco, who has warned both Turkey and Greece of the current crisis"'potential for calamity in the region." Nicosia dispatches today said the leader of the Cyprus Turkish community condemned the coup as a Greek attempt toj seize power and warned that "Turkey! must intervene militarily" if international diplomacy fails. Nicosia radio, under the control of rebel President Nicos Sampson, said the United States will do nothing to reverse the coup or return Makarios to power., Sampson himself told a television interviewer he personally planned the coup and that the Athens government had nothing to do with it. Doar tells House committee he will recommend impeachment WASHINGTON (UPI) - Special Counsel John M. Doar told the House. Judiciary. Committee today he would recommend impeachment of President Nixon "on one or more" articles, a committee member said. Rep. Wiley Mayne, R-Iowa, told reporters, "The general thrust of Mr. Doar's statement certainly was that he would recommend impeachment on one or more of the articles they are considering." Mayne said that Doar mentioned obstruction of justice as one argument in favor of impeachment, but did not go into detail. Asked if Doar had told them that the evidence compiled by the committee in the last six months warrants impeachment, Mayne said, "I think he made the strong statement to that effect" Doar presented each member with a loose leaf notebook containing a "great many" proposed articles, Mayne said. Doar had compiled articles suggested by the members and offered them to the committee and several alternative forms. Sam Garrison, deputy Republican counsel, said he will offer a written brief next week that will try to present both sides of the impeachment argument but will concentrate on arguments against impeachment. • ' 'We will simply attempt to point out the inference that could be drawn either way," Garrison said. The presentation of arguments, based on thousands of pages of evidence and testimony, will occupy the committee's time until the middle of next week when the 38 members plan to begin debate on articles of impeachment expected to be forwarded to the full House. Thursday, Nixon lawyer James D. St. Clair presented a defense summation, by all accounts, an eloquent appeal against impeachment. He also surprised the panel, and angered some members, by turning over a previously secret partial transcript of a Nixon conversation with his forn er chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman. The defense continues at a Saturday session at which,, deputy GOP counsel Sam Garrison will outline a case against impeaching Nixon. Rodino hopes for'a final vote July 27. The new partial tape transcript, running 2Vi pages, of part of a March 22, 1973, Nixon-Haldeman meeting shows Nixon defending expense payments to Watergate defendants, but firmly opposing "blackmail" payments to Hunt. The President's critics on the panel agreed that St. Clair's summation of Nixon's defense had been an impressive one until he suddenly introduced the additional tape transcript. Many Democrats were outraged at the llth-hour presentation of evidence, and even some Republicans said it was a bad move by St. Clair. "I know he hurt his case," said Rep. Robert F. Drinan, D-Mass. . General Plan routed back to the council Economy continues to slump WASHINGTON (UPI) — Consumer prices rose one per cent in June, largely because most of goods that normally decline in the summer continued to rise, the government reported today. Consumer prices were 11.1 per cent, higher than a year ago. At the wholesale level, the annual inflation rate gauged by the most recent survey Was 14.5 per cent while the level and the rate as measured by the Gross National Product was 8.8 per cent The Labor Department also reported today that over-the-year real average weekly earnings for rank-and-file workers declined 3,8 per cent This is a result of higher consumer prices, and a 0.8 per cent decline in average weekly hours, which was only partially offset by the 7.8 per cent in average hourly earnings from a year ago. The Consumer Price Index reached 147.1 last month, largely because of higher prices for new and used cars, medical care services, mortgage interest" costs, household durables and fresh fruits. While consumer prices continued to rise, the economy as a whole continued to slump. The trend is now the longest in five years. The downturn stretched from January through June, according to figures on the Gross National Product made public Thursday by the Commerce Department' While workers' average weekly pay in June was about $10 ahead of a year ago, the government statisticians said it actually fell in terms of buying power because' of inflation. The average in June was $154.71 compared to $144.74 a year ago' The increase in consumer prices meant that it took $14.71 to buy the same products and services in June that you could get for $10 seven years ago. Fresh fruit prices rose considerably more than they usually do in June and food bought in grocery stores rose 0.3 per cent, more than usual for June. Doctors' fees and hospital charges were also up sharply, as were prices for new and used cars, and for clothing. On the other hand, dairy product prices declined for the first time this year and meat and poultry prices continued dropping whereas they usually rise in June. The new economic figures brought fresh criticism of administration policies by some leading Democrats. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said President Nixon's policies were "totally inept." He. said the economy is sick and Nixon's medicine is "threatening to kill the patient instead of curing the disease." House Speaker Carl Albert said the President "must lead and use the programs provided by the Congress, but the President has neither administered nor led." Nixon called his top economic advisers today to San Clemente, Calif., to discuss the economy and a speech he intends to make about it next week. His coordinator for economic policy, Kenneth N. Rush., was quoted by the Washington Star-News today that Nixon would not propose any . new programs to cool off the price inflation. Following a two-hour public hearing Thursday night at Veterans hall, the Ukiah planning commission reaffirmed its belief mat the west side of the freeway may be opened to commercial development, and that the east side be retained as agricultural zoning, and punted the whole General Plan back to the Ukiah city council, subject to minor revisions by the plan's'developers. Before the General Plan comes back to the council for possible adoption it will be revised and addendums containing suggestions arising out of two prior council ilson's! HOME FURNISHINGS 1850 N. State St. 462-7787 NOW OPEH, SUNDAYS 12 to 5 For your Convenience (office closed) open hearings will be made by the firm putting the General Plan into acceptable form. The meeting last night was attended by 30 or 40 persons, including real estate and development interests, and ranchers, and a few citizens still concerned about the extension of City of Ukiah General Plan regulations on areas outside, and immediately adjacent to Ukiah. They were told that a General Plan must include areas adjacent to its boundaries, but that city zoning would not hold for outside areas unless the county saw fit to adopt similar zoning. The meeting of the commission dealt largely with a review of council and public hearing raised issues summarized in a report forwarded from the council to the planning commission. It generally concurred and- also asked the city's consultants to make minor changes in specific mapping areas, such as, changing MSH from public to private ownership; extending office-commercial south on Dora to include the new Ukiah General Hospital site, etc., and to change the hillside- grazing designation to simply hillside. The public hearing was taped by TelePrompTer Cable TV Channel 13 news department and will be shown on Channel 13 at 8:30 tonight. When revisions are made as suggested to the consultants the General Plan will, come back to the council for adoption at a date not yet set. / Alexander Estates lots win approval An additional 31 building lots were approved in the Alexander Estates area of north Ukiah Thursday by the county planning commission. The new sites, proposed by Lee McGraw, are in addition to 42 lots recently approved on application by Jack Franks. Division of the property, and eventual construction of homes, is contingent upon payment of $150 per lot by the developer into a fund to complete the extension of Despina Drive from Lovers Lane to Low Gap Road, intersecting next to the new high school site. Additional off-site drainage work in the Empire Drive area was also a condition of planning commission approval of the tentative map for the project. The 73 lots will complete development of the Alexander Estates area from just south of Lovers Lane, west to the foothills, east to adjoin the Empire Gardens area, and south to border the cemetery and high school site. Thursday's meeting was spiced with a heated squabble over an unagendaed item. Dr. Herschel Gordon purchased a home and Vh. acres of property on Wildwood ' Drive in Deerwood Park from Foutz and Smith, and the developers wished to divide the property in half. After discovering that approval of the split had not been given, as they originally thought, they entered into an agreement with Gordon to purchase lVi acres and divide the parcel if approval was gained. Meanwhile, the health department indicated a 20 foot pit would have to be excavated on the property to test for possible sewage problems. Foutz and Smith began the excavation, were unable to complete the bole, covered it, returned with a larger piece of equipment, and started digging again. When Dr. Gordon discovered the work, he called the health department, claiming he had never been notified of the work, and the health department ordered the work stopped. Foutz and Smith were represented by Ukiah attorney Leo Cook, while Dr. Gordon's counsel was Jack Golden. The two attorneys engaged in several exchanges during the course of tfle hearing^on the proposed lot split. -"^ The commission finally denied the application for the division, indicating sufficient information from public health on the impact was not available, and sent the matter to the board of supervisors for final determination. In other matters, the commission approved rezoning of a 31,000 square foot parcel off Highway 175 in Hopland for the Savings Bank. The property went from A- 1, unclassified, to C-2:S, light commercial. Also approved was a use permit for Fetzer Winery to utilize a former service station on Highway 101 in Hopland as a retail wine sales business. I- SLUDDING INTO THIRD — The late Dizzy Dean would have described Bill Tallman's arrival at third base last night as a slud. North Ukiah's Steve Christianson takes the throw from first baseman Darren Edwards, but the tag was too late, and Tallman brushed himself off and scored moments later on a Rob Huff single. It was Konbcti's only run, however, as North Ukiah moved into the championship bracket of the area Little League tournament by walking away with an 11-1 victory. South Ukiah takes on Lakeport tonight at 8 p.m. at Jaycee Field off Low Gap Road to decide who faces North Ukiah Saturday at 5 p.m. in the tourney finale. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Konocti will play tonight's loser in a special consolation game. — Journal photo by Raymond Firestone-Stimson denied zoning change It's back to the board of supervisors for Firestone-Stimson, Inc. which is seeing a zoning change on the company's prime timber holdings on the north coast. The county planning commission voted 4-2 yesterday against their request to subdivide 440 acres along Jack Peters Gulch Creek, just northeast of Mendocino, ' into 2-acre homesite parcels. The board of supervisors had previously approved the 20-acre cut-up with the proviso that the parcels could not be further divided in the future. However, the change in zoning ran up against a stone wall yesterday in the person of Commissioner Charlie Barra. "I feel very strongly about the resources of Mendocino County," former Supervisor Barra said. "The right to own property is ' not a built-in right to destroy the resources of all the people." It was the Redwood Valley grape grower's contention that his job. as a member of the planning commission demanded that he base his decision and vote upon what action would provide the "highest and best use of a resource." Barra said that in his consultations with timber authorities, all agreed that timber resources were best managed in larger lot sizes and that he did not feel 20-acre ordinance introduced An ordinance to regulate outdoor festivals and require issuance of a permit to hold them has been introduced by the board of supervisors with possible adoption scheduled at the Tuesday, July 23 meeting. The new law would require clearance from the sheriff and health department before a permit could be issued. The ordinance defines an outdoor festival as "any outdoor gathering of 1,000 or more individual persons for the primary purpose of participating in or observing any musical or theatrical performance to which the public is admitted with or without the payment of admission charges." Outdoor festivals held on fairgrounds are exempted from the requirements of the proposed ordinance. The applicant must submit a proposal for the festival to the sheriff and health department for certification of adequate security and sanitary conditions prior to filing for a hearing before the board of supervisors. Once a permit is granted, it may be revoked for failure to comply with its conditions or for falsification of facts in the application. The sheriff is empowered, under the proposal, to close the festival in the event of "riot, major disorder, or serious breach of the peace." The permit can also be revoked if the applicant allows disorderly conduct by persons in attendance, including those under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or dangerous drugs. Violation of the ordinance would carry a maximum $500 fine and-or 90 day county jail term. A separate offense would be considered committed for each day a violation occurs. parcels of prime timber land were in the best interests of "all the people." He thereupon, moved that the zoning change stipulate 100 acre parcels and was supported by Commissioners Barney Rowland, Marge Boynton and Richard Pyorre. Leo Sanders and Emery Escola east the "no" votes. Augie Solomon was absent. ••' Peter Newton, attorney and spokesman for Firestone-Stimson, had repeatedly contended throughout the lengthy public hearing that less than half of the acreage involved was timber-producing and that mostly along Jack Peters Creek, that differences with the departments of Forestry, Fish and Game and Wildlife had been resolved and there was no further opposition from those quarters to Firestone-Stimson's plans for subdividing the land. When questioned at the conclusion of the hearing and the resulting decision, Newton said: "We're going back to the board of supervisors immediately." What first'appeared to be a routine matter on the commission's agenda turned into an hour-long discussion which was only broken up when Chairman Rowland eyed the clock, announced it was•• lunch time and called for a vote. Dale Sanders, a Bay area ecologist, appeared before the commission on behalf of himself, his wife, and two other couples —Walter Hopkins, a dentist, and his wife, and Chris Johnson, a veterinarian, and his wife, to request a zoning change from agricultural-l to upland recreation, mobile home, special building. The request was opposed by three neighbors who, while approving of the families making the request, feared establishing a zoning precedent which might bring about an undesirable "transient" situation. Sanders, who said he and his friends had bought the property with the idea of getting out of the Bay area, building their homes and establishing their practices here, appeared somewhat bemused at all the ensuing conversation, but throughout it all, stoutly maintained that all they wanted to do was the "right thing" and to go ahead with their plans to move to Mendocino County, specifically the Lake Mendocino View Estates area northeast of Calpella. With Chairman Rowland's reminder of the hour, Pyorre mbved that the area be zoned urban recreational building to size —no mobile homes — land the motion was passed with Sanders as the lone dissenter. w* win B* OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-5:00 p.m. Family Browsing NO SALESMEN Bring the H*H Family FURNITURE

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