Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 14, 1987 · Page 2
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2 -MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1987 OBITUARIES William Harsch .THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL. Police Funeral services for William (Willie) Harsch will be Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Ukiah. Graveside services will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Boonville at 4 p.m. Harsch died Sept. 12,1987, after a lengthy stay in a Santa Rosa Hospital. Born Nov. 9, 1925 in Hampton, Neb., he had lived in California for the past 40 years including 22 years in Ukiah. He was a timber falter and a member of Modem Woodmen. He also owned and operated Magnolia Manor Rest Home for 17 years. He is survived by his wife Betty; sons William Fredrick-Allen Harsch, Wesley Leroy Harsch and Timothy John Harsch; and grand- aughter Crystal Jane Harsch, all of Ukiah. Other survivors include brothers Franklyn of Renton, Wash., and Herbert of Morro Bay; sister-in-law Dolly Harsch of Vallejo; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Emma Harsch. Donations to the Kidney Foundation are requested by the family in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are by Eversole Mortuary. Luther Vernon Wilson Funeral services will be 2 pjn. Tuesday, Sept. IS, at the Cahto Cultural Center in Laytonville for Luther Vernon Wilson, 70, who died Sept. 10 in a Willits hospital. Interment will be in the Laytonville Rancheria. A native of Laytonville, Wilson was born June, 23,1917, and spent most of his life in that community. He was a millworker for Harwood Products for 25 years. He was a World War H veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving him are his sister, Viola Ivonen of Laytonville; four brothers, Mervin Wilson Sr., David Wilson, Willard Bums, and Joseph Lucas of Laytonville; step-father, Joe Lucas of Laytonville; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are by Anker-Lucier Mortuary. Maria Masini Rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Eversole Mortuary for Maria Masini, 86, who died Sept 12 in her Ukiah home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Father Ted Oswald will officiate. Interment will be in the Italian Cemetery at Colma, where graveside services will begin at 2 pjn. Thursday. Mrs. Masini, who was born July 31,1901, in Italy, came to California at the age of 16. She had made her home in the Ukiah area for 18 years. In addition to being a housewife and mother, she also was a retired laundry worker, having been employed by Jeff Wong Laundry in Ukiah. She was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation. Surviving her are two children, E.J. Masini and Susie Mpntero, both of Ukiah; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren and a brother, Gino Benedetti of Woodside. Her family prefers memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity. Rafael Jose Lopez Rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Eversole Mortuary for Rafael Jose Lopez, 6, who died Sept 11 in an Oakland hospital of injuries sustained in an auto and skateboard accident Funeral services will be 2 pjn. Thursday at Eversole's. Father Ted Oswald will officiate. Interment will be in Ukiah Cemetery. Rafael was bom June 21,1981, in Ukiah. He was a student at St Mary's School. Surviving him are his parents, Mary Swensen and Jose Lopez of Ukiah; his grandparents, Kathleen and Adrian Swensen of Ukiah and Pablo and Esperanza Lopez of Mexico; two siblings, Ruark Swensen and Amanda Lopez of Ukiah; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins of Ukiah, Sacramento and Mexico. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Ukiah Adventist hospital for further trauma care. WEATHER Extended forecast Wednesday through Friday — Light rain or showers in the north and over the Sierra Nevada Wed-' nesday otherwise fair. Coastal highs 60s. Lows upper 40s to 50s. Coastal valley highs 70s. Lows mid 40s and 50s. Interior valley highs 80s. Lows in the 50s. Mountain highs upper 60s and 70s. Lows 30s and 40s. State summary Satellite pictures showed the first fall-type pacific weather system approaching the state, the National Weather service said. A trough of low pressure in the eastern North-Pacific will move inland over the pacific northwest and the northern portions of California tonight and Tuesday. A weather front in advance of the trough will move into northwest California Monday afternoon carrying the possibility of a little rain to the north coast and the extreme northern interior of California. Winds associated with the system are expected to clear the smoke from most of the northern valleys of California where some people have not seen the sun for nearly two weeks because of dense smoke. However, increasing winds will make existing fires more difficult to control and a flareup of some fires is likely. The remainder of California will continue to have fair weather for the Log Hungry suspect arrested A fast talking burglary suspect talked his way out of the scene of the crime Saturday night. Ukiah police report that the residents of an apartment on the 600 block of North State Street came home to find a half eaten meal on the kitchen table and the rest of the apartment in a shambles. As they picked through the mess, they found a man hiding beneath a blanket a closet When the obvious accusations were made, the man, later identified as Mark Connif f , 24, said he was in the apartment on official business. "He apparently conned these people into believing that he was a security guard conducting a narcotics investigation, and was watching the other apartments," said Lt. Ken Budrow. Conniff talked himself out of the apartment, but his story fell apart when the residents realized the food on the kitchen table was not from their refrigerator. They called Ukiah police, who later arrested Conniff,and booked him on a charge of burglary. Two busted for pot growing Two people living on Robinson Creek were arrested Saturday morning for cultivation of marijuana. Richard Lee Mussehl, 43, and Sheila Ann Jenkins, 33, were arrested Saturday at their home on Robinson Creek by deputies assigned to the marijuana eradication unit of the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department. According to sheriffs reports, deputies armed with a search warrant arrived at the suspects' house at about 7:30 a.m. They found 63 marijuana plants, some up to 7 feet tall. Both suspects were released on $3,000 bail. Two hurt in crash Two Ukiah residents were injured in a head on collision with a man later arrested for felony drunken driving. The accident at 10 p.m. Saturday occurred on the steel bridge over the Russian River south of Hopland, according to the Ukiah CHP office. According to Officer Mitch Gibberson, J. Patrick Lappin, 54, of Santa Rosa, was southbound when he drifted off the roadway, hit a guard rail, and then veered into the oncoming lane. Lappin's vehicle struck a car driven by James Holdemess, 62, of Ukiah. Both Holdemess and his passenger, Ardelle Holdemess, 59, Ukiah, were taken to Ukiah Adventist Hospital with serious injuries. Neither was wearing a seatbelt Lappin, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries and did not require treatment. He was arrested for felony drunken driving. U.S. plans to present new treaty to Soviets Reagan says pact 'tough' on cheating' WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan, on the eve of a meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister Edaard A. Shevardnadze, today directed U.S. negotiators to present a new arms treaty in Geneva and sharply criticized treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union. Reagan said the pact, being offered today, contained the toughest-ever protection against cheating. The new proposal outlines steps for the elimination of U.S. and Soviet medium-range nuclear missiles and launchers within three years and shorter-range missiles within one year. However, it does not specify the pace of destroying the weapons within those time frames—a matter still not resolved by the superpowers. "I have always made clear my firm belief that not having a treaty is better than having one which cannot be effectively verified," Reagan said in a statement. "Accordingly, we are proposing the most stringent verification regime of any arms control agreement in history," Reagan said. Presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said previous U.S. treaties had not covered elimination of shorter-range misiles, and that the new pact outlined that subject for the first time. Meanwhile, in a message to an American Jewish group, Reagan said he would press Shevardnadze for "major improvements in the plight of Soviet Jews" and for full freedom of emigration. Reagan said the Soviet leadership had recently taken some "positive steps" in the sphere of human rights. He cited the release of some political prisoners and an increase in emigration of Jews and other minorities. •'We applaud these moves," he said in his message to the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. But, Reagan said, "they coexist with ominous indicators of possible future tightening on emigration and a growth of anti-Semitism in some Soviet quarters." He said "political pressure" must be maintained on Moscow. Meanwhile, Fritz Ermath, head of the Soviet desk at the National Security Council, told the group he was "apprehensive" about the fate of Soviet Jews. Erma'h called the step-up in emigration 'a transparent and manipulative poicy" that could be reversed. In the meantime, the White House official said, Jews could become victims of "scapc- goating" during a period of economic difficulty. In fact, Ermath said, "There is a rising trend of popular anti- Semitism" in the Soviet Union. The White House also announced that a signing ceremony will be held at noon Tuesday in the Rose Garden on an agreement to establish "nuclear risk reduction centers" in Washington and Moscow to curb the possibility of accidental war. FIREFIGHT next few days except for some coastal clouds and fog. Monday morning low clouds covered most of the coast north of Santa Barbara and extended inland into coastal valleys including the San Francisco Bay area. Mostly clear skies were reported over the remainder of California. Temperatures were generally in the upper 40s to the lower 60s. Highs Sunday ranged from the 60s along the north coast and around the San Francisco Bay to % at Death Valley. National summary Thunderstorms ranged from the South to the Plains today as drenching rain in New England tapered off. Thunderstorms were scattered across Texas, Georgia, Virginia, northeastern Colorado and southwest Nebraska. Rain was ending in New England after soaking sections of the Northeast. Waitsfield, Vt, had 3.18 inches of rain on Sunday while several other areas of the state had more than 2 inches. Fop was widespread early this morning from New England to Tennessee. Skies were mostly clear across most of the rest of the nation except the Northwest. Temperatures around the nation at 3 a.m. EDT ranged from 36 degrees at Hibbing, Minn., to 85 at Corpus Christi, Texas. (continued from page 1) portion of the support needed to fight major wildland fires. Personnel still had to be paid and fed. Injuries and illnesses had to be treated. Equipment had to be fixed. "When you put one of these together, it requires an extensive supply staff," Teie said. "We have all the problems a small town has." Like providing food and drinks. "One of the biggest motivators is food," Teie said. "That's why lots of steak is served in the fire camps. Food is one percent of the cost of fighting this fire, and 90 percent of the morale." ' Good food is so important, in fact, that one of the caterers hired in early September was soon replaced. "They just weren't cutting it," one official said. Three local vendors were cleaned out of their field ration supplies. The rations are packed in small cardboard boxes. Entrees include canned hash, stew, lasagna, beans and wienies and spaghetti with meatballs. They also include a 12 ounce canned drink, mixed fruit and crackers. Quenching thirst is a big logistical problem. "All the places that normally breathe, like the neck and hands, are covered with protective clothing," Teie said. "They sweat a lot out there. That's why heat exhaustion is so common." The (JUh sent massive amounts of juices to the fire camps. "At one time we had $10,000 worth of Gatorade sitting out on the flight- line, waiting for helicopter lifts." None of the beverages served are carbonated. The bubbles cause cramps. But one beer company sent water packed in thousands of beer cans. One firefighter said the water in the cans smelted faintly of beer. Equipment and clothing had to be ordered from huge supply depots. Local caches were too small to support the 3,000-pcrsonnel army battling the fires. The Forest Service maintains a four-acre supply depot in Redding and the General Services Agency has another larger depot in Boise, Idaho. Food and other subsistence items were bought locally, mostly from Willits retailers. The CDF and Forest Service went through thousands of disposable paper sleeping bags; tens of thousands of toilet paper rolls; and a hundred thousand meals. Material and storeroom supervisor Jim Foster's shop was open and manned 24 hours daily. They made four to eight supply runs per day to replenish three different fire camps. "The state spent a lot of money this month fighting these fires," Teie said. "They'll have to turn the sheet sideways to add in all the figures." Equipment maintenance was also an obstacle to overcome. Everything from flat tires to a collaped front landing wheel on a S-2 chemical bomber had to be dealt with. "It's been pretty light, not at all what we expected, said Bob Baechtel, equipment manager at Howard Forest. "A lot of thai has been because of the five mechanics we have up on the lines." The line mechanics were also supported by a truck and operator whose sole purpose was to replace and fix flat tires. The Headquarters garage had its share of work, though. Baechtel's crew is capable of jobs ranging from tune-ups to engine rebuilds, and has worked through the night to get vital equipment repaired and sent back on line. Eric Stroud, a fire apparatus engineer in charge of a four-wheel- drive fire engine, finally got a day off last Thursday after two weeks in the field. He spent much of that day off going over his vehicle. "Going four-wheeling for two weeks straight can take its toll," he said. He went over his engine with a fine-tooth comb, tightening nuts and bolts, checking fluid levels and whatever else he was authorized to do. "It's a 1982 International Harvester, my favorite — easiest to work on," he said. "Everything's right there. You don't even have to jack it up to get underneath." He lived on his engine for 15 days straight, taking it places "I wouldn't take my jeep," he said. Once he finished his inspection, he briefed a mechanic about bigger mechanical problems. The CDF garages now are dealing with safety inspections of the hundred or so engines assigned to their area. Before each engine is released home or to new fires, safety problems will have to be repaired. Ukiah Duly "Journal ** Mina«rlnn County. California Subscription !UtM Walking Curiar IS.OO per monlh Senior CUlMii «.00 per montn ( walking Cutter I payablt > ramU» In aavanco Ifcnilhoomeo Auto Route 15.50 per month Senior CtUxan M.» per month (auto rouui Poyiblo 1 monUn In advance Mill 16.00 per month TIM UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL (Publication No. MW»I li publiahad daily, ucepl Saturday! at MO S. School StTMl. P.O. Bos 7M. Uktah, California, 1MB, (707 1 MARKET Little change NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market was little changed today after backing away from an early gain. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials, up more than 15 points at the outset, was down 1.92 at 2,606.82 by noontime on Wall Street. Gainers and losers ran about even in the overall count of New York Stock Exchange-listed issues, with 705 up, 706 down and 410 unchanged. RJR Nabisco climbed \V< to 69. The company said it is developing a new type of cigarette that is con* sumed by means of heating tobacco rather than burning it. Among other actively traded blue chips, International Business Machines rose 7 /i to 162; American Express gained % to 37% , and American Telephone & Telegraph was down 1 A at 32'/«. Telex tumbled 12% to 53'/<. The company said that its revenues and earnings for the quarter ending Sept. 30 will fall short of expectations, and that its earnings for the full fiscal year ending next spring will be about flat. The NYSE's composite index of all its listed common stocks slipped .13 to 179.89. On the American Stock Exchange, the market value index was off .03 at 354.94. Volume on the Big Board came to 87.87 million shares at noontime, against 85.55 million at the same point Friday. " DIAMONDS,. Selection, Quality, \,| Price & Guarantee We Offer the Best. Second CUM poataft paid at Ukiah. California Court dacrat. No. W7. 280 S. School St. Downtown Ukiah Richard H. Finn, Jr, is 40 years old TODAY! Happy Birthday Babe, Love, Al POSTMASTER: Sand addnu chanu* to Ukiah Dally Journal, P.O. Box 741, Ukiah. California W4K. USPSMt-M) ^^•^•^••^ Real Estate Today Who N««ds A Realtor? In today's brisk and complex real estate market, it's a good Idea to buy or sell your home with the afuUfanra of your qualified real estate agent. If you're purchasing a home, having someone with experience who can recognize the fair market value of a Borne will help you negotiate and then buy at a fair price. When you're selling your home it's good to have someone there who knows what homes in your neighborhood have sold for recently, has personally seen the homes that are for sale, and, most importantly, can recognize your home's special features. Whether you're buying or selling you'll need someone who knows the current condition of the financial market Cindy Undgren place: the latest interest rates and available loan package. Recent consumer protection legislature has added several new wrinkles to real estate transactions. Sellers must complete and buyers must acknowledge the Real Estate Disclosure Statement both with an offer and a sale. If seller financing is involved, a Seller's Financial Disclosure Statement must be submitted. And the IRS needs certain information, as well. Remember, your knowledge combined with a Realtor's experience will give you an advantage every time! To find out what we can do for you, call Cindy or Sherell at 4024155 or drop in at 400 E. Gobbi Street, Ukiah. "Find out if Bel tone has the answer to your hearing problem •••free! Jane Wyan for Behone If you hear but do not understand every word said to you, then you may be suffering from a gradual hearing loss. But hearing help could be lust a phone call away... at your Beltone Hearing Aid Center. On Friday, Sept. 18 from 9 AM to S PM, we're holding a Special Hearing Consultation- with FREE ELECTRONIC HEARING TESTS for anyone who suspects they have a hearing problem. The test is quick,painless... and it's free! Assistance in the purchase of a hearing aid wfll be available. Call today to schedule an appointment! FREE HEARING TEST This Beltane coupon good for One Free Electronic Hearing Test. Beltone Hearing Aid Center 486 N. State Ukiah (New Office Location) Better Hearing Through Profeaafoa.1 Care ©1987, Beltone Electronics Corporation 462-1130

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