The St. Helena Star from St. Helena, California on January 6, 1972 · 2
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The St. Helena Star from St. Helena, California · 2

St. Helena, California
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Thursday, January 6, 1972
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u STARR BALDWIN, Editor Editorial Page of the St. Helena Star Thursday, January 6, 1972 ST. HELENA STAR Member of National Editorial Association California Press Association and California Newspaper Publishers Association. re - ;-v, Second class postage id at Saint Ilelena ,Y California. Send rdts for subscriptions fhan.5f f address nofices. undelheraMr copies and Forms 3579 to Saint Helena Star 132K Saint Jffjce Stax Building Telephone ire Year Decision W e liase wiitteo at cx insult r.ibli length, ,ilut tin' water situation xxhieli faces St. lleleiiaus this war. Tlieie is realh nothing new about it. tin hour oi decision is just cttin,T closer To get "iskI water we .lie going to luxe to pav for it. ith a IhhkI issue, and with higher water iates, puriicul.ulv il the lond issue can Ih the i ex emu txpe. YYexo explained the deal oil the hunt page. The SI Ail hope's the Sl.otXUKK) exist of the lKXX'ssatx installations can lie imamx'il hv lexemie hoods. So does Max or John Aquila. There are exigent reasons this paitieidai ceai lor hoping the exist can lie iinamxxl lv rexeniii's irom the sale of water, rather than hx general obligation hands, c'Xen though the latter route is vheapeT. hi the first place, the St. Helena Unified Sihool District has ealhxl for a hond issue to finaiux1 cxitain luxxls ol the district. School distorts eieate no ix'Xenues. hi net the rexenue IhmkI method is denied them. They must get the money from geneial obligation IkiikIs, mideixx i itten hx the piojKitv oxxner. On the othr hand, the city is in the hnsini'ss of se lling water, and then is a in. u Let for it. Consequently if enough xxater can !h sold at a rate high enough, the money fioin the eif xxater, oxer anil aboxe the exist ef operating the sxstem, can Ih used to pay for the nexx installation. , Tliis is relatixely painless, when compared to a fixed tax on your propci t, as in the ease of general obligation bonds, j Hex eime bonds are more expensive, bt 'cause tliey are based on sieuritv limiteel to the money oanieel by the project tliex IX I, 1 1 , ft , , I C I . . , a. a . I . . .. are financing, and the nut Let Hut tluv do liaxo the cxjuitahle adxantage that the people ln'iiefiting most from the nexv installation, pay tin inosl for it. The xxater user. Of course we all use city xxater inside the city limits, but some use more than others, lienee they henciit more than those xxlio use less. It can Ih likened to the man xxlio buxs a truck, and uses it for hiie, rclxing upon the rexenue pioihiccd hv the truck to pav for it. Hex nine bonds do not require a two thirds majority to pass, as is the case xxilli general obligation bonds. Thus it is easier to pass such a IhhkI issue, and in this day bond issues require moie selling to the xoler, exen though tlieie is a despoiate need for tin money for plainly cxidcnt purposes. Hell Cam on resen oir xxas and is, being paid for hx rexenue bonds. We can lx'licxe that fixv people, noxv, are axv.ue of this, but the bonds were passed some fouiten xears ago. On the other hand, the Municipal Sexxer District I Minds an general obligation ones, and xou xxlio an in the MSD get a tax bill to pay them olt. The Muniiipal Sexxer District had to lu created in order to pmxidc the sexxer tieatmcnt plant the city had to luxe, hack in 1. The city will employ Stone fci YomiglM-rg, financial advisors to cities and other jurisdictions, to pi oxide plans both xvaxs, general obligation and icveniio bonds, and xxe , '7 go along with Max or Aquila m Ih ri venue bonds. We are iiulmiil to feel that tin cost is more cquitablv distributed bv this method, xxhcrcbv the user pxs the height, even though all ol us, almost icitiinlv, an iiscis. Last v ears water, bx all standanls xxas prctlv awful. Although, it was pme enough, so far as contamination is toned ned, it had the look ol iced tea without the llaxor. In the bathtub it looked like a mud bath, but pmbablx lacked the curative qualities. Tlx i cmdy is simply money, which vou will 1m asked to vote next summer. And while we ate on the subject. St. II eld i.i is no w disc olt than other California communities, which luxe had to go the same loutc to pi oxide pure and palatable Water. Of Two Minds Like n lillions of iiiciicans we w. itched the ImisxI games oxer the Nexv Year weekend. And prohuhK like quite a few others, who were glued to Iwitli college and pin game's, we were led to ponder the fact that glow n men are able to make a xerx piofit.ible ean-er out of placing in what were c'ssenti.dlx, school daxx amuse incuts. The tremendous intensify involved in earning a ball from one end of a field to the other, as if it were' the sea i eh for the Holy Grail, causes one half of us to think it's sill v, and the other, moie philosophical v practical, to icalie there is a vast amount of loot at stake, and loot is loot, whether J on kick an iei kited pigskin around, or sell griHcries. Those interviews ill the dressing room, the great histrionics in the faces of the stealing (and winning) heroes, who escaped the clutches of the had guys and noblv scores! more points than the opponent (and mere loot too, $3500 xx ot th) cause ns to wonder if we are living in some bizarre fantasia, where childhood riexer erases and the plax ground is life. But, of course thats certainly an Unamerican wav to fec i. Am thing which can se ll that many tickets for those prices, anything which can generate that much prime time advertising money, should not Ih seiiously deiided. Success always la-gets admiration, and certainly the gold in the laiwl must command respect. And. of course a young man who could not possibly graduate cum kmde, or any Iaude at all, can graduate, via pro ball, into cum loot, so one has to admit this is one aspect of higher education which cannot Ik overlooked these days, when highly trained scientists are out of jobs. Thus we are of two minds, even though we lost a d liar on the 49'ers. We liked to watch the games, but frankly prefer the college bow ls, rather than the plav-for-pav business. We could really identify with Rod Garcia, as with 103.000 people watching, he came into his great moment. Main Street Helena. Call! 94374 St Helena, C aliform 963-2731 S5.ut is narrow er ' hoping that the answer xx ill FlPCf 4f MR. AND MRS. RUSSELL C. SLANKARD of Rutherford, Californio, with daughter Aha Ruth, born January 2 at St. Helena Hospital and Health Center, the first Napa County baby in 1972. Slankard Daby New Year First Napa County baby of 1972 was Alia Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Slankard, 1203 Manley Lane, Rutherford. She was born at 2 p m. on January 2 at St. Helena Hospital and Health Center, weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 a ozs. This is the young couple's first child. Dr. R. V. Darter of St. Helena, w ho delivered the baby, had estimated its arrixal for January 1. The mother was admitted to the hospital at , 12 (loam on January 2, and the baby aimed in the after-1 noon. i The name. Alia, was one the Slankards had found and , , , . , liked in a book they had been , reading, and the middle savings and loan accounts name was given after her ( with other banking instituti-grandmother, Mrs. Ruth , ons to Roger's own account. Much of these funds were Slankard, who is an aide in Central Service at St. Helena Hospital and Health Center. As the first baby of Napa County for the Now Year, Alia Ruth wdl receive a gift , of $50 oil hospital, iron Ue of Com i in gifts the a tea the bill from the ""ft savings bond !U Iona Chamber i. and over $350 n me i chants in City Council Agenda for January 11 The St. Helena city council will meet next Tuesday night, January 11, in the city hall, on the corner of Main and Pine. Time is 7:30. Here is the agenda as of press time. However, the agenda does not close until noon, Thursday, hence there may be more items than the ones here. Scheduled matters; draft of procedure to follow on downtown parking First reading of ordinance prohibiting parking within certain yards in residential zones. (Letter from St. Helena Trailer Club dated 12-27-71). First reading of ordinance establishing uniform building code. First reading of ordinance re bicycles. First reading of ordinance re dancing. Set public hearing amendment to zomng ordin- anil xx could fl for Ferguson, xxlio almost lx tv, me the modern Rov Riogcls. While xxe are sure that colli ge ball also lias its eye on the journal entry, at least tin to seems to Ih? enough do-or-clie about it to make it still glamorous. And. of course this can lie said about the bowl games, they keep millions oil the New Y ear highxxavs, and thereby probably sa-e some hxes. Watching the tulx is thus a safety ineasme ... and so xxe end this philosophical dis-coiiisc. Warrant Out An all points bulletin has fireproof vault in Pomona, been issued for the former . California, manager of the Angwin Com-1 In response to a question munity Credit Union. The about whether this embezzle-w arrant for Jav Clifton Ro- ment could be duplicated, rer was issued for one count Narlow said It was done in of forgery, one count of I a manner that could be dup grand theft, and one count j licated, which could be the of arson, according to Cap- case in banks and other cred- tain Kenneth Narlew of the N'apa County Sheriffs office. The District Attorney of Napa has asked the District Attorney in San Francisco to issue a warrant for Boger for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, which brings in the FBI. Embezzlement taking place oxer approximately the last 18 months involves more than $70.()t;0, according ,0 i Capt. Narlow. However, I shareholders' accounts are , safe. No money was taken j from them. Money was i erted from the Credit Union with Fidelity .Savings Loan Association. Angwin Credit Union is ... , . bonded for a million dollars. ?cveral foreign countries The so losses of anv tvpe are cov-1 in'cstlgatlon W1U he centered crcd. Fd I the Credit .. - , . . . . . Stops have been placed on ,, , , . I all methods of identification Roger a legedly forged sig-, pe jg jkn()wn f0 jje usjng natures of two othrn mem-1 credU cards passport, driv-lets of the Angwin Ciedit er'g jt.cnse p could take a Union to obtain a loan Horn weeji) or couj take a cou. the Sanitaiium F ederal Cied-1 pje 0 ycars t0 iocate him. it Union for a sizeable I . amount. Narlow reported. 1 ,r Slnce November 9, the Cal- Part of this money was de- j D oforpo4rKa posited in his private ac- 1 lon? has I Taudllin? o(jn . local Credit Union books. The charge of arson stems Natrlow wy Boger. financial the Credit actlons had been so well dis- Uii!onthqeuartersn on Yovem her 4. fixe day before Boger resigned as manager-treasur- er. Damage reached $20,000, but no records were damaged by either fire or water, ac- cording to Black. Even if he had been sue- eessful in destroying the rec - Narlow said, it would ords, not have concealed the loss, but would have hampered Hie investigation. It would have taken more time. A 1 complete set of records is on film in an earthquake proof. ance as amended. Review policy re requirements on water line material. Mobile Home Park water. Public appearances. St. Helena beautification committee. Reports of councilpien and officers. j Approval of warrants and on payroll. Adjournment, for Jay Boger it unions. The Board of III-1 rectors of the Angwin Credit Union has taken steps to pre- j vent it happening again. It was the result of one man assuming too many responsibilities; one person at times doing banking, reeeixing mail, taking care of receipts, deposits and loans. Responsi- . ... kulities are now lemg rotated more definitely between the Rrl-nKaTFrifUm1 ami 1 ro" n ay Liukson, and , , I hen Boger is found, he di-!wiU be extradictod from , wherever he is located and rcturned to Napa to face charges. The last time he w as seen m the local aiea cated at San Francisco Inter- national airport December 7. I l.he au,fors had trou - ! b,e lra-k,n8 them' . Members of tne Angwin Credit Union board of direct - or are Chairman, Ed Black, Delbert Morel, A. V. Minn, ' paul Cuimbv, Jim Manley, Ry Stotz and Lester Birney. , Temporary quarters are up- Eldcia Ladd (right) Ardys Grir.dheim (center) and Linda Glakeler ( take part in the gift exchange at the annual Christmas Party of the Soroptimist Club of St. Heiera Dec. 23. It xivas noted during the meeting that member Earbara Var.derschoof had played Santa Claus, delivering Christmas gifts donated by the group to patients at Napa Stale Hospital. One week later Soroptimists enjoyed an armchair cruise to Mexico via a movie supplied by the St. Helena Travel Service and shown by Franklyn Brown. Roman Catholic Missionary to Spook Horo Dick Mishler, a Roman j Catholic who has served as , a m ss onary in Mexico and previously headed a wdely known poverty program in 1 five states, w 11 be guest , speaker at the Assembly of God Church Sunday. Mr. Mishler, who w ill return to service in Mex'co i within the next few days, will speak at the 9 45 a m., 11 a m. and 2 pm. services. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. Pastor Lanewell of the Assembly of Gcd Church invites the public to hear Mr. Mishler at any of Sunday's services. Slidet of Mtxico, . Control America, To B Shown Slides of Mexico and Central America will be shown by James C. Reavis, M D., at the Jan. 11 meeting of the Lodi Farm Center, at the Center hall on Lodi Lane. Preceding the 8 p.m. presentation which Dr. Reavis will also narrate, will be a potluck dinner at 6.30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a hot dish, salad or dessert, plus their own table service. Members guests are welcome, according to Center Chairman Ed French. Sen. Cranston To Appear In Napa Today Senator Alan Cranston (D-Cal:f.) will take part in an open meeting with the public at Imperial Savings and Ixian at Trancas and Jefferson streets in Napa today. The meeting, which is scheduled for 5 30 p m., will be followed one hour later by a press conference. Eastern Star services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Morrison Funeral Chapel for jqrg josephjne L. Rossi who died in St. Helena Hospital Jan 4 after a long illness. Born and educated in Boone, Iowra, she came to California in 1910 and lived ( jn gan prancjsc0 where she j married Rudoiph M. Rossi in 1925. The couple moved to St. Ilelena in 1945. Mrs. Rossi was Past Matron of the Eastern Star, St. Helena Chapter, OES 274, past president of the Federated Womens Improvement Club of St. Helena, member of the Christian Science Church and past Noble Grand of Rebekah Lodge No. 92. Surviving is her husband, Rudolph M. Rossi of St. Helena, a daughter, Mrs. William (Dean) Wara of St. Helena, three grandchildren and a brother, William LaVal- , ley of Riverbank Calif. I .I"r"mfnt W1 PnVatC at St. Helena Cemetery, 1 are being remodeled as a re suit of fire damage. stairs in the College Mercantile, while their offices at 100 Howell Mountain Road Alma Fanrhf Cottl Died in Grass Valley, December 30, 1971. Mife of the late Francis M. Cottle, mother of Mrs. Milliara Bratt of Grass Valley, Mrs. Kenneth Gaffney of Pope Valley, and Mrs. Ernest Mac Kav of Alhambra, grandmother of Mark Gaffney. Jean Kvend-set and John Mac Kay, great grandmother of Lise and Michele Gaffney and Bridget Alma Kvendset. A native of Oakland, she was the daughter of the late Milliam Henry Pettis. A member of the 1904 graduating class of the University of California. She taught in several California rural schools, including one in Soda Canyon. Napa County. Her first marriage was to the late Herman Marcus Heim of San Francisco. For the last twelve years she was a resident of this area. Ethel Ochs Funeral services were held at Morrison Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon for Ethel Rogers Ochs, 78, who died in an Angwin nursing home Dec. 30 after a long illness. Born in Troutdale, Ore., she attended Walla YValla College and graduated from Portland Sanitarium and Hospital, Portland. Ore. She married Elder YVilliam Ochs in 1916. In 1923 Mrs. Ochs received her bachelor of arts degree at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and later taught piano at Clinton Theological Seminary at Clinton. Iowa and at Broadview College, Hinsdale, 111. She travelled with Elder Ochs who was vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in M'ash-ington, D.C, After his retirement in 1962 the couple moved to Angwin where Mrs. Ochs entered the rest home one year ago. She was a member of the Elmshaven Seventh-day Adventist Church. Surviving is her husband. Elder William B. Ochs, now living in Calistoga, a son, Dr. William Roger Ochs of Aptos, Calif., and a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Ochs Christoffel of Hopewell, Yrir-ginia; a brother, Ralph. Rogers of Portland, Oregon and a brother-in-law, Elder Dan A. Ochs of St. Helena. Burial was in St. Helena Cemetery. Fred Van Dolson Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon at the Morrison Funeral Chapel for Fred Duke Van Dolson, 81. who died Dec. 31 at St. Helena Hospital after a long illness. Born and educated in Battle Creek, Mich., he came to California in 1913 and worked for many years at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Upon retirement he moved to Angwin. Mr. Van Dolson was a member of the Angwin Seventh-day Adventist Church. Surviving is his wife, Elaine B. Van Dolson of Angwin. two sons, Fred B. Van Dolson of Fresno and Elder Leo Van Dolson of Loma Linda; five grandchildren, one great grandchild and a brother Leo Van Dolson of Sebastopol. Inurnment was private at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland. IMPERIAL VALIJSY Imperial Valley. California, is reported by National Automobile Club to be the largest cantaloupe-raising district in the world. CUSTOM PICTURE FRAME SHOP Mat Cutting Fitting Mouldings Ready Made Plaques and Pictures for sale Located at Silverado Supply St. Helena Hwy Calistoga Phone 942-6248 JRir June Chord Funeral sr-rv ces w 11 b? held today at 2 p m. at Morrison Funral Chapel for Mrs. Jenne Jin Chord, 85, who died in Redding Jan. 3. Mrs. Chord suffered a heart attack while working in her garden several davs before Christmas and died t'n daxs later in a Redding Hospital. Born and educated in Haddam. Kansas, sh ecame th Nana Yallev in 1908. Mrs. Chord was a member of i the United Method st Church. ! For fourteen vears she had lived w th her daughter, Mrs. j Yera Johnson of St. Helena and a year-and a-half ago moved to Redd ng to be with her son, Eugene A. Chord. Also survivin s anrth.r daughter, Mrs. Freida Silva of San Leandro, another son, Frank Chord of Grass Y'alley, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Interment will be in St. Helena Cemetery. Winifred Dickinson Private funeral services were held Tuesday at Morri-snn Funeral Chapel for M ss Winifred Dickinson, 97, who ' died in St. Helena Hospital I Jan. 2 after a long illness. Born and educated in Brad-1 ford, Iowa, she attended the , University of Michigan where she studied pipe oigan and later played at the Christian Science Church in Ann Arbor, Mich. I Miss D.ckinson was a mem- ber of the Christian Science ! Church. i Surviving is a brother, ' Harold Dickinson of St. Croix Falls, Mich., a sister-in-law, Mrs. May Hall Dickenson of Sonoma (formerly of St. He Jlena), and four nephews. I Inurnment will be in St. Helena Cemetery. Earl Holmes The Rev. Franklin Scott officiated at funeral services held Tuesday afternoon at the Chapel of Richard Pierce Funeral Service for Earl Holmes who died in St. Helena December 31. He was 67. Born in Arkansas, Holmes moved to the Napa area in j 1928 and went to work as a pipefitter at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. He retired in 1955 and left the valley for several years. Upon his return he was employed as caretaker of the Circle 5 ranch in Chiles Yralley. Surviving is his wife, Mildred and five sons and a daughter; Michael Holmes, Peter Holmes, David Holmes and Robert Holmes, all of St. Helena and Thomas Holmes of Barbers Pt., Hawaii, and Mrs. Helen Shelton of Napa: a brother A. T. Humphries of Michigan and a sister, Mrs. Hope Yager of Ontario, Calif. Four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Interment will be in the Woodcn-Farley Cemetery, Ccn You I sip? Troop 264, of the Girl Scouts here, plans to send Easter baskets to service men from this area, but needs a list of them. The baskets must be mailed by the end of February, said Mrs. Barbara Bianco, who will be happy to receive the names of the men. Her phone is 963-4658. Too Late To Classify Private estate sale of Victorian furniture and misc. household objects at Turner Moving Sc Storage, 699 St. Helena Hwy., S. 10-4 Sunday, Jan. 9. 10 5 Monday, Jan. 10. S-l-6-ltc omnE 9bj-2b6u iihiuw WED. THRU TUES. K3S.HILLER Z 3J- Tf"M'rOlOH - THXU3S d h

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