Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 3, 1983 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, May 3, 1983
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LAWMEN'S REPORT Trucker crashes into grader A trucker hauling a load of lumber lost his brakes yesterday and deliberately crashed his rig into a Caltrans grader parked along U.S. 101, the California Highway Patrol reports. The CHP says that William Charles Peak, 31, of Esparto, was southbound when he apparently lost his brakes south of the Ridgewood Grade. Peak saw the grader parked along the highway with no one nearby, and decided to crash Into it hoping it would stop him. The maneuver worked. Although the grader and truck were totalled, Peak escaped with only minor Injuries, according to the CHP. He was taken to Ukiah General Hospital, where he was treated and released. Drunk driving arrest Ukiah police arrested a city resident for allegedly driving while drunk last night. Police say that shortly before 8 p.m. Nora Jane Adams, 32, was stopped on East Gobbi Street for traffic violations and was found to be intoxicated. Windmill components taken A Hopland area man has reported that unknown thieves made off with $2,000 worth of vital components of an old windmill, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office reports. Deputies say that Robert Demple's old water windmill was lying on its side in a vineyard along Crawford Ranch Road when the thieves dragged it for a short distance and then stripped it of its various components, including it rotors. OBITUARIES Arnold J. Zink Arnold J. Zink, 58, a former Ukiah resident, died at his home in Citrus Heights Monday, April 25. A retired assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol, the South Dakota native belonged to Luther Burbank Masonic Lodge 752 in Santa Rosa and to Carmichael Elks Lodge 2103. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; daughter, Deborah; sons Steven and Kurt; brothers, Donald and Rayburn; a sister, Katheryn Crane of Ukiah; and one grandchild. Services were held Wednesday, April 27, at Lind Brothers Mortuary in Carmichael, under the auspices of Carmichael Elks Lodge. The family requests that any remembrances be sent to the Mercy San Juan Hospice Program in Carmichael. Oliver Pacini Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 5, in Milwaukie, Ore. for Oliver Pacini, who died Monday in that city at the age of 64. Services will be at Peake Memorial Chapel, 1925 Scott Street and a Requiem Mass is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church in Milwaukie. A World War 11 U.S. Air Force veteran, the well-known musician and entertainer also made many tours with the USO, entertaining troups in Korea and Vietnam during those conflicts. He spent many years entertaining throughout the Orient and in Hawaii. In recent years, he and his family have made their home in Milwaukie, a suburb of Portland, Ore., but Oliver had many long-time friends in the Ukiah area, where he was born and raised. Pacini is survived by hisavife, Etsuko, and two sons, Tony 12, and Andre 3. Also surviving are a brother and two sisters. Rod Pacini and Betty Pacini, both of Ukiah, and Gloria Pidgeon of Sequim. Wash. Jo Ella Nelson Jo Ella Nelson, 85, of Ukiah, died in a local convalescent hospital Sunday, May 1. Mrs. Nelson was born Sept. 15, i^7 in Arkansas. She is survived by her children, Amos G. Floyd of Sacramento, Lineal T. Floyd of Ukiah; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, B.A. McElyea and Esther Pearl Anderson, both of Oklahoma. Services will be held at Franklin and Down, Modesto, Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Douglas Norris officiating. Ev^rsole Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements. Interment will be in Modesto Citizens Cemetery. FOR THE RECORD BIRTHS SCHAPMIRE — Born April 25, 1983, a boy, Todd Andrew Jr., to Shari (Dayton) and Todd Schap- mire of Ukiah, at Ukiah General Hospital. LEMUS - Born April 25, 1983, a girl, Gloria, to Lydia (Gomez) and Jose Lemus of Upper Lake, at Ukiah General Hospital. MADDEN-SCHMIDT - Born April 25, 1983, a boy, Jeremiah Daniel, to Bonnie (Nims) Holgerson and Sonny Madden-Schmidt of Ukiah, at Ukiah General Hospital. BARTOLOMEI - Born April 26, 1983, a girl, Nicole Rene, to Kristin (Bralich) and Stanley Bartolomei of Ukiah, at Ukiah General Hospital. ISBORN — Born April 26, 1983, a boy, Jackson Travis, to Patricia Isborn of Ukiah, at Ukiah General Hosital. GASSORD - Born April 27,1983, a boy, Michael Fredrick, to Julia (Grosher) and David Gassord of Ukiah, at Ukiah General Hospital. HILL — Born April 28, 1983, a boy, David Zane, to Jacqueline (Hall) and David Hill Jr. of Ukiah, at Ukiah General Hospital. Locally 2^Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Tuesday, May 3,1983 \WP lines damaged, reparable, says FRA By CHARLES RAPPLEYE Journal Staff Writer Northwest Pacific's railbed suffered substantial damage from storms this winter, but thfe return of normal weather should allow repairs to proceed, federal rail inspectors determined in a report released Monday in Washington. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) inspectors toured the line last month in the wake of NWP's surprise closure of the line. Their report will be submitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), which is weighing tij^merits of the closure. The closure, known technically as an embargo, was announced as the first step in abandoning the line, according to NWP's parent company Southern Pacific. A short-term embargo must be based on safety considerations, however, while abandonment is an economic decision subject to extensive public input. The ICC's enforcement division requested the track inspection to help them decide whether to oppose the embargo. The commission will rule on abandonment separately. Results of the track inspection were mixed, according to FRA staff in Washington. "There's no question that to continue operation of the line would require substantial maintenance," said FRA spokesman Collin Pease. "There's been substantial earth movement on the roadbed." But despite the storm damage, inspectors said the line-is "capable of carrying traffic," and can be maintained. Further, the reports said, "As weather conditions improve in the normal manner, the (SP) labor force should be able to restore the line to a suitable condition to permit trains to operate at the timetable schedule." ICC staff said they are reviewing the inspection results, but will make no determination until later this week. Opponents of the closure said the inspection left SP's closure in doubt. "The report said the railroad is operable, which is what we hoped it would say, and what we expected it to say," said Stan Parker, shipping chief for Pacific Lumber Comoany, the line's largest shipper. "The FRA report raises serious questions about the legality of the embargo used by Southern Pacific," Congressman Doug Bosco said yesterday. Bosco said he would push the ICC to lift the embargo and force SP to make repairs and resume freight operations. "All the evidence I've seen so far indicates that public convenience and necessity, tije key test to be considered by the ICC, would not be served by abandonment of this railway," Bosco said. SP officials had a different view of the report. "The FRA acknowleges the storm damage is extensive," said company spokesman Henry Ortiz. "What the weather and the terrain will do is a matter of speculation." Ortiz termed Bosco's reaction "premature," and said the company would stand by its embargo. He said there were two derailments on the line since its closure April 16. In announcing the closure, NWP cited 10 years of losses, including $10 million last year, due to maintenance requirements on the line. The ICC will make the final ruling on abandonment, but Jurisdiction over the embargo remains unclear. Observers say the matter will likely be decided in court. ICC staffers are meeting with SP representatives today in Eureka to discuss the embargo and the company's abandonment plans. First donation Photo by Tony Hutgal CAMP FOR KIDS received its first donation this year with the presentation last week of a $400 check to Roberta Valdez by Jack Simpson, a trustee of the Mabel Albertson Trust Fund. The trust fund contributes to Camp For Kids every year. The program gives low-income kids the chance to spend a week at summer camps in Mendocino and Santa Cruz counties, where they enjoy horseback riding, fishing, swimming and hiking. Anyone wishing to donate to the program may contact Valdez at the Ukiah Community Center, 505 South State Street, or call 462-8879. QUAKE TIPS (Continued from i^age 1) that gas lines and electricity be shut off in an emergency. The main gas shut-off valve is located next to the meter. Electricity can turned off at the breaker box. •Do not light matches or lighters or operate electrical devices if gas leaks are suspected. •To be prepared for emergencies keep a portable radio and a few extra flashlights with extra batteries on hand. •A first aid kit and handbook should also be kept on hand. •Canned foods, a mechanical opener, medications and powdered milk are recom­ mended supplies to have available in case of an em^ergency. To take care of gas line valves, have pipe and crescent wrenches available. •Emergency water supplies can be found in water heaters, toilet tanks, melted ice cubes and canned vegetables. Outdoor charcoal broilers can be used for cooking. Poster Contest in progress Ukiah area youngsters still have time to prepare a poster for the Fireworks Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Mendocino County Youth Project and the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce. The poster contest is open to youths, ages 5 to 18, and should advertise the fireworks display at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. Theme for this year's display is the "American Eagle." Posters should be 11 inches by 14 inches. Judging will be done by age group during the last week of May. All posters must be delivered to the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, 495 E. Perkins St., by 4:30 p.m. on May 13. Prizes to be awarded by the financial institutes of Ukiah include a choice of either a $20 gift certificate to the Summer Recreation Program or a Savings Bond HIRAM JEWELERS URIAH'S LARGEST SELECTION OF FINE JEWELRY Compare our prices. 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Ilaliital's reuislry niininii/.es diiplieatioiis and exeliaiigies. So. if you're ^elliii<; married, lie sure your name is in llaliilal's Kridal Registry. DEBRA JOHNSON and MARIO GUTIERREZ MAY 7th GINGER BRAY and TONY CORTEZ MAY 21»l TAMMY HUFFMAN and CHUCK MANGINO MAY 2Ul BRENDA ALLEN and GERALD BERNDT MAY 2l8l ELOISEROJAS and RAY GONZALES MAY 28lh LISA GHIRINGHELLI and BUTCH HOOD MAY 28th MONICA MYERS and PHILIP FITCH JUNE 4th LINDA PECAITES and SHERIDAN MALONE JUNE 5th VALERIE BARNETT and KURT D. JOHNSON JUNE llih ANNE SEYMOUR and MARK STANDLEY JUNE lllh JAN EDDIE and RON PHILLIPS JUNE 18th JILL ROWE and DOUGLAS HAY JUNE 18th It costs no more... It's just nicer at 110 S. School St. 462-3920 $80,000 for fairground improvements An $80,000-plus improvement program is under way at the 12tli District Fairgrounds in Ultiali, and its effects will be felt by spectators and exiiibitors at tiiis year's Spring Festival and Redwood Empire Fair. According to Jack H. "Scotty" Turner, fair manager, tlie improvements will make attendance at this year's scheduled events more com-^ fortable for fairground users. The program includes the construction of a professional 40 foot x 20 foot permanent stage in front of the grandstand, new kitchen facilities in Carl Purdy Hall, enlargement of the concrete dance floor and new landscaping for the Fine Arts outdoor pavilion, the installation of shadecloth over the Willow Tree stage and animal pens, and complete renovation of the 50- year-old barns. V Also included in the fairgrourtds' five-year, $600,000 improvement plan, is a roof for the horse show arena that will permit year-round use of that facility. A 20-foot concrete block extension of the current kitchen facilities at Carl Purdy Hall has been built, and modern equipment has been ordered and is ready tp be set in place, said Turner. "The old stove will be replaced by a professional range and ovens; new sinks and preparation counters have been ordered; and the glass- fronted reach-in refrigerator boxes are already on the grounds waiting to be installed," he said. "The additional 400 square feet of space and the new equipment will enable us to host groups of up to 1,000 persons for meals," he continued. "The large area of the hall with the addition of the modern kitchen facility lets us accommodate convention-sized dinners and banquets right here at the fairgrounds." The permanent stage, now nearly completed, will feature devices enabling the backdrops to be changed quickly and easily for many different types of performances. The concrete block structure was begun early last winter, but bad weather delayed construction progress, says Turner. It is now, however, in the final building stages and will be ready for this spring and summer's activities. For the comfort and convenience of summer visitors, plastic saran shadecloths will be installed over the Willow Tree Stage prior to the Spring Festival, Turner reported. The shadeclpths will be suspended above the spectator areas there and also above the cattle pens in the livestock areas to keep the animals and their handlers cool during the Redwood Empire Fair. A repair and beautification program will turn the "ugly duckling" barns at the fairgrounds into dry, solid structures, says Turner. The 50-year- old barns are being renovated "one barn at a time," with Larry Pohl supervising the construction. This year's Spring Festival will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 4, and 5. The Redwood Empire Fair dates for this year are August 25, 26, 27 and 28. 9^^jjO /TAXPREE 4/5/83 FEDERAL AND STATE TAX FREE CURRENT YIELD BASED ON OFFERING PRICE WHICH MAY VARY FRANKLIN CALIFORNIA TAX-FREE INCOME FUND MONTHLY. 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