Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 22, 1974 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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Monday, July 22, 1974
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Weather Northwestern California 4 : Fair through Tuesday, except for local fog and low clouds along the coast, clearing Tuesday afternoon; variable clouds at times north portion. Temperature July,1874 Date HI Lo 21 94 58 Noon Today B5 Rainfall 84 July, 1973 Date HI La 21 85 46 Low Today 50 ' Last Year 0.00 114th Year No. 67 Ukiah, Mendocino County, California— Monday, July 22, 1974 12 Pages—1 Section—15 Cents TRIUMPHANT CELEBRATION — South Ukiah Little League pitcher Brian Deering is mobbed by manager Dean Pate, coach Pat Lynn, and teammates. Greg Shear, left, and Jim Neustel after South Ukiah outlasted North Ukiah's All- Stars 9-7 Saturday at Jaycee Field to win the area championship and the right to play in the district tournament in Santa Rosa starting Thursday. Deering's gutsy relief work was complimented by the slugging efforts of catcher Kurt Ashurst, who drove in three runs, and the consistent punching power of shortstop Jose Salvacion, who recorded a perfect three- for-three day at the plate. (See story on sports page.) —Journal photo by Raymond Writ of mandamus upheld Fire station EIR needed-O'Brien rules A city council drive to acquire an abandoned Gulf service station at N. State Street and Empire Drive received its first serious setback Friday afternoon when Superior Judge Tim O'Brien upheld a writ of mandamus to halt acquisition proceedings. Judge O'Brien stated that the Environmental Quality Act clearly spelled out the need for an environmental impact report for the proposed fire station. "Can you acquire then contemplate an ETA?" the judge asked Randy Hays, the city attorney. Hays had argued that the city council had merely authorized acquisition of the site — that the matter was still under study. Hays described the city's action as "preliminary." Jack Golden, representing Jack Shaw, owner of the LuAnn Motel which borders the former service station site on the north, then read that portion of the city council minutes of the June 5 meeting 'when the four members of the council present accepted the recommendation of the ad hoc committee selected to determine the suitability of. the site and authorized the city manager to proceed with the acquisition. Golden noted that should the city acquire . the site that the EIR might prove it to be unsuitable for a fire station to the embarrassment of the council. Judge O'Brien further noted that after Bulletin WASHINGTON (UPD-A federal judge today dismissed one of two counts of perjury against California Lt. Gov. Ed~ Reinecke, who is accused of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1972 you pass beyond a preliminary study, it becomes an actual project. "The court has studied this matter and has determined that the law requires an EIR and that the intent of the law is that the environmental factors be considered without delay. The court, at this time, is prepared to demand an EIR." Golden, critical of the action taken thus far by the city toward acquiring the site, told the Journal that the city had been less than cooperative in supplying him with certain information relative to the acquisition. "This should expose to public view all aspects of the site which have been previously concealed. The matter will then be open to public exposure," Golden said. The city's desire is to provide fire protection at that location for residences and commercial establishments in north Ukiah by contract with the Ukiah Valley fire protection district. The location, the city feels, would also provide easy access via the freeway to the residential areas lying east of the city. Shaw has been supported in his opposition to the site by businessmen in the N. State Street area who feel that the factors of noise pollution, heavy traffic and other negative aspects worked against the location. 1 Prepared to testify but not called were Fire Chief Ken Donohue, Police Chief Donn Saulsbury, Journal Publisher Dean DeVries whose newspaper has opposed the site editoriglly; City Manager Jim Swayne and others. Appearing as co-counsel for the plaintiff was Tom Brigham. Judge O'Brien,will now sign the formal injunction which will serve as a stay order until such time as the city has met the requirements imposed by the court,. Todd low bidder for rehab center Todd Construction of Santa Rosa has submitted the lowest base and overall bids for the Mendocino County rehabilitation center, to. be built on Low Gap Road. Todd's base proposal of $1,142,000 was lowest of the three submitted. Brady and Crane of Ukiah sought $1,209,000, and Christensen & Foster of Santa Rosa bid $1,295,000. Todd also submitted the lowest accumulative bid on the nine alternate items. included in the bid package. The overall figure comes to $1,306,170. The architect's budget for the project, including alternates, is $1,239,000. The bids will be reviewed by staff, the architect, and the public works department before a recommendation is submitted to the board of supervisors. Sheriff Reno Bartolomie is pressing to have the presentation at tomorrow's meeting. The nine alternate items include solid core doors, additional hardware, landscaping, tempered glass, walkway canopies, an additional 24 cell wing, vinyl tile, a perimeter loop road, and carpet for the administrative area and dayrooms. Any alternates selected for addition to the base proposal will include all prior alternates. In other words, if alternate number five, the walk-way canopies, is settled upon, alternates one through four would also have to be included. A federal grant through the Criminal Justice Planning Council, formerly CCCJ, will provide 75 per cent of the construction cost. The county will have to pay the difference. , The center, as proposed, would provide housing for 96 misdemeanor offenders. A recreation area and administrative offices are also included. Plans call for eventual addition of more misdemeanant facilities plus the maximum security facility currently located on the third floor of the courthouse. Ukiah man rams vehicle Turkish air raids kill 20 tourists with car Deputies arrested a 24-year-old Ukiahan early Saturday after he allegedly rammed another vehicle with his car, forcing it off the road and causing it to overturn on N. State Street. Joel Rodriquez Jr. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The occupants of the other vehicle, Bonnie McCosker, 28, Mary Garcia, 27, and 22-year-old Mary DeFir, all of Ukiah, were n^Thtat. Reports inditea^e Jhe suspect rammed the victims' vehichToh -N. State Street in front of the Louisiana-Pacific mill, causing the car to overturn. He allegedly backed his car into the overturned vehicle before driving away. In other arrests, William Franklin Dunlap, 41, Branscomb, Was arrested in Caspar early Monday on a traffic warrant, and additionally charged with possession of marijuana. James Carlan Stipe, 23, Fort Bragg, was charged with possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, assault and battery, and drunk in public early Monday by Fort Bragg police. David Fredrick Wold, 30, of Fort Bragg, was arrested by police Saturday and charged with child beating. Co. population projected at 73,000 in 1985 There will be 73,000 Mendocino County residents by 1985, and 90,900 by the year 2,000, figures prepared by the state Department of Finance indicate.' The projected population figures were prepared for use by counties in the preparation of solid waste disposal studies currently being conducted. The projections are based on birth, death, and net immigration rates for each county, and the state as a whole, computed on rates realized during the period from 1960 through 1973. According to the figures, the population in Mendocino County on July 1, 1975, will be 57,800 persons. This will increase to 65,100 by 1960, to 73,000 by 1965, to 79,500 on July 1, 1990, 82,500 by 1995, and 90,900 on July 1, 2000. The total state population will increase from 21.2 million in 1975 to 24.36 million by 1985, and .29.28 million by the year 2000. "The figures are part of the first in a series of technical information bulletins to be published regularly to assist in the preparation of solid waste disposal plans. Cyprus battles rage despite cease-fire B; United Press International Bitter battles raged in and around Nicosia today long after passage of a 10 a.m. EDT cease-fire deadline agreed to by Greek and Turkey. U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported a Turkish air raid on Nicosia an hour and 15 minutes after the truce deadline. Radio reports said Turkish planes hit a Famagusta Hotel, killing at least 20 foreign tourists, and UPI correspondent Michael Keats said in a dispatch from Nicosia that the truce deadline came and went with no sign of any relaxation in the fighting. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said he believed the U.S.-negotiated cease­ fire agreement on Cyprus "will stick" in spite of reports of gunfire and bombings on the island. Kissinger told reporters in Washington that before Undersecretary of State . Joseph J. Sisco left Athens, "He had some talks with key government leaders and we believe that the arrangements made last night will stick. I believe the substance of the arrangements will hold." Greek National Guard units, reinforced by'troops from 11 Greek planes which slipped into embattled Nicosia during the night, kept up a steady pounding of the corridor, Keats said. Turkish troops were attempting to drive to the capital from the Kyrenia area where they landed reinforcements by air and sea today. A United Nations command spokesman in Nicosia said no official orders on a cease-fire had been received as yet and that "we will continue doing what we have been trying to do all along, to have the Greek and Turkish communities observe the last cease-fire," he said. "We will keep on trying.'* Waldheim said Maj. Gen. D. Prem Chand of India, commander of the U.N. peace keeping force in Cyprus, and Luis Wechman-Munoz of Mexico, the Secretary General's, personal representative in Cyprus, reported that fighting also was going on in other parts of the Mediterranean Island. At 10 a.m., Keats said Greek artillery units near Nicosia airport pumped a ceaseless barrage into,Turkish positions down the 16-mile road from Kyrenia to the capital. United Nations troops, working 12 hours on and 12 hours off "if we are lucky," dug new machine gun positions at Blueberry camp, their military police unit base camp. Finnish Lt. Lettala Teuro, 27, of Helsinki, returned from bringing a wounded, comrade to the U.N. base at Tziklos. He^said Turkish troops there were withstanding a rain of artillery and mortar shells from Greek units in Nicosia. In the capital itself patrol units of the Greek National Guard, in vehicles disguised with foliage, moved up and down the streets. Others turned out on motorcycles. Two pedaled bicycles, rifles slung from their shoulders. Pentagon spokesman Jerry W. Friedheim said about 350 Americans on Cyprus will be evacuated to the helicopter carrier Inchon standing offshore. He said Marines would try to complete the evacuation in daylight hours today and that an additional 350 Americans were believed remaining on the island. Freidheim said the action did not mean, the United States had no faith in the cease­ fire that Greece and Turkey accepted, and that most of the Americans were tourists who probably would not wish to return to their Cyprus hotels anyway. The Greek Cypriot radio said Turkish planes striking shortly before the truce Commuter service plan hits snag at hearing Marin Aviation Inc. has encountered a snag in its efforts to institute air commuter service to northern and central California, to include Ukiah and Fort Bragg. Richard Duste, president of Marin Aviation, indicated that the application by California Air Commuter for several routes in the state was heard before the Public Utilities Commission during eight days of hearings in San Francisco, but action was not taken because of four other applications pending for the San Francisco-Sacramento-Lake Tahoe route. Duste is now attempting to have the Tahoe route split from the total application to allow the start of service to other areas while hearings are being conducted by the, PUC on the applications by PSA, Air Cal, Holiday Airlines, Ram-Air, and Marin Aviation. California Air Commuter would use all- weather Piper Senecas and Chieftains to serve the north coast and central valley area of the state. Duste reports that one of the aircraft would be based at Ukiah, with a 6 a.m. departure to Santa Rosa and San Francisco, and a 10 p.m. arrivaf from the city. A mid-day flight would connect Ukiah with Eureka. Other cities included in the application for service are Bakersfield, Visalia, loaded 1 Tuesday agenda awaits county supervisors Loaded is about the only way to describe Tuesday's agenda for the board of supervisors. At 1:30 p.m. the board will consider letting of the bid for construction of the Mendocino County rehabilitation center. At 10:30 a.m., consideration will be given to adoption of an outdoor festival ordinance, and the appointment or election of members to the Potter Valley Community Services district board will be discussed. At 11:15a.m., a resolution implementing the Affirmative Action hiring program will be up for adoption, and at 11:30 a.m. the board will set a policy on the distribution of the fair statement of, board actions to newspapers. A complaint on personnel procedures will be heard at 2 p.m., and appointments to the Comptche and Anderson Valley citizens 'advisory committees on the. general plan will be made at 3:30 p.m. Fresno, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Placerville, Livermore, San Jose, Palo Alto, Concord, Novate, Lakeport, Fort Bragg, Garberville, and Areata. While the PUC would ultimately set the fares, Duste estimated the one-way fare from Ukiah to San Francisco would be $22.. "We are anxious to serve the area if the community is behind us," he stated. No indication was given as to when the PUC might consider severing the north coast and central valley routes from the Tahoe route in the application. offer but reported heavy Turkish a)f attacks. The Greek Cypriot Radio said Turkish planes, striking shortly before the truce deadline bombed a hotel in the port of Famagusta and killed a number of persons including 20 foreigners. It did not say what nationality the foreigners were. Other dispatches spoke of a Turkish breakthrough to the Turkish Cypriot quarter of Nicosia. Ankara Radio said • an Athens coup overthrew the Greek government today but the Greek Embassy in Washington said the report was totally unfounded. UPI Correspondent John Rigos reported from Athens that the Greek military junta remained in power and the city was nor-. mal. The British High Commissioner said in a message delivered over British Forces radio at 5 p.m. Cyprus time (11 a.m. EDT), an hour after the cease-fire was-to have gone into effect: "In many areas fighting has been intense and I cannojt provide you with the security and protection that I would wish. The U.N. is doing a magnificent job in trying to arrange a cease-fire and I am still hopeful that his can be arranged. "My advice to you is very short: keep calm and stay indoors and take no chances." Suspect with knife robs State Theater The State Drive-in theater was robbed of $678 in cash Saturday evening by a knife- wielding bandit wearing a Halloween mask. The suspect escaped after jumping the fence from the theater driveway into Doolin Creek. The suspect reportedly approached the ticket window at 10:40 p.m. wearing a Wolf man Halloween mask, blue faded jeans, black and white tennis shoes, and a light colored long sleeve shirt with a tear in the front. He allegedly flashed a hunting knife with an eight-inch blade at the attendant, 20-year-old Lillian Valley of Ukiah, and demanded money. She reportedly told him she couldn't get into the safe, and he entered the booth, found the safe open, and grabbed the cash, shoving it into a wh^te-ptflowcase. He then fled along the driveway and over the fence. The suspect was described as a white male, 25-26 years of age, 6-4, 170 pounds, with dark brown, collar length curly hair. SPEAKER — Superior Judge Tim O'Brien addressed Mendocino County Farm Bureau members Friday evening on the need for a close liaison with county governmental bodies during the annual dinner and installation of officers at the Mendocino Lake clubhouse. With Judge O'Brien is Bill Paul! of Potter Valley who was reelected to a second term as president of the farm group. (Additional picture and story on Page 2) —Journal ,i photo by K. Hunter

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