Ukiah Daily Journal, January 24, 1974

Ukiah Daily Journal

January 24, 1974

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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Ukiah, California Northwestern ^litomitt: , Mottty lair in the mniA tonight; diahcie of rain in the north tonight, witli rain iilteiy Friday ' ill the north and slight chanceia the south; low tonight and high FYiday at Fort Bragg 42 and 55, Uldah 39 and 55. nath Year No; 198 ��-ii-. T�fiip�ratiir#i Jan., 1974 , Date Hi Lo 23 66 ' 33_ Noon Today 50 Jaiii, 1973 Date Hi Lo 23 53.39 'Low Today 33 Ukiah, Mendocino Courtty, .California- Thursdiay, January 24, }974 .RainraH38;04 Last Vear 29.07 12 Pages-1 Section-10 Gents Redwopd Valley college trustees choice By GLENN ERICKSON The Mendocino College board of trustees voted 6-1 liast night in favor of Redwood Valley as a proposed site for construction of a permanent campuswith Al Canepa Jr. of Willits casting the sole "no" vote. The decision followed nearly three hours of sometimes heated and sometimes eye-opening discussion and eye-closing technical geological reports by various experts before the board and a capacity audience. At approjiimately 7:55 p.m. President Leo Cook of the board of trustees cast^the ^ final "yes"'vote and ended - for the time being at least -weeks and months of site-inspection, technical reports, public hearings and study by the board, in its efforts to recommend a permanent campus site for,further stat^ study and �,. ultimate approval or rejection. Now, SupJ. Pete DeVries, his staff and the' district's architectura'l consultants, represented locally by Bob Axl and Max Kappeler, must write a final proposed "project"'to update a previous tentative project submitted prior to Jan. i5. te- Sacramento. They n\ust get the amended project to Sacramento on or before Jan. 30, if the district is to receive any consideration of its college facility initial construction for 67 per'cent state funding in the next state budget (1975-76) now being put together for future legislative approval. Whether or not the Redood Valley site is ultimately accepted or rejected depends upon whether or not the site, with its "60-. 80-foot, possibly geologically hazardous cliff" and possible flood potential on, or adjacent to, land near Forsythe jcreek, . proves a^eptable to the state's geologists 'and e^ineers. The Community College Coordinating Cduncilrorstfifers, also must finally okay the site. In the end, as President Cook remarked some meetings back, the choice of the t�ard was not the most perfect or desirable, but merely the least ob- jectionabte.. ' '__ (See tomorrow's Daily Journal for individual expressions of opinion by the trustees and the reasons which led to their vote last night.) _� ' � The final 6-1 vote was in favor of a motion by veteran educator and board member Freeman Whitaker that the board recommend and acquire thfe Redwood Valley .site for a ^ermaneiht college campus. The second came from board member Carol Newby. Al Canepa Jr., cast the only "no" vote. "Yes" votes were recorded by Rachel Peugh, Supt. Pete DeVries' secretary and unofficial "administrative assistant," from Freeman Whitaker, Virginia Har-wood. Donna Ek,. Carol Newby, Louis Fortin and Leo Cook. Canepa, a-trustee froro_Willits, minutes before had nioved that the board acquire BILLSELLIER Project Director backs RV Open space resolution Splitting on the same 3-2 vote with which they earlier adopted the ..county's open . space-conservation general plan element, supervisors Wednesday instructed preparation of a resolution to be sent to the state Department of Resources indicating the plan is officially adopted, but applied only to certain areas." Supervisors Burgess Williams and Augie Avila continued to. express their disjpleasure over.the action by casting "no" votes. The resolution Will state that the open , space element will apply only testate and federal lands in the county, and the conservation .element will apply only to lands under preserve contract under the Williamson Act. Avila indicated he felt all prime lands should be included in the conservation element. Supervisor Ernie Banker stated he felt the bNDard could later include other areas in ' open space by amending the plan once it was adopted and accepted by the state. Planning Director Ron Hall had brought the board a revised plan which specifically dealt with those state and federal, and ag ' preserve, lands,,but Banker indicated that had not been the board's original intention. He took issuie with the worjjing of a cover, letter Hall had sent to Sacramento last month when the plan was originally sent before the Dec. 31 deadline so open space Subvention funds would not be lost, but added that it had been only a "small difference of opinion." Williams stated he felt the plan should not include any acreage restrictions, but shoulcl instead State that parcels should be -kejtf in ^viable economic Ainita.^' --- - The element can be amended to include other lands three times a year. OUTSTANDING' YOUNG MAN - District Attorney Duncan Jafmes, left; receives the 1973 Outstanding Young Man award from Ukiah Jaycees President Dave Pearson at last night's community awards and appreciation banquet. (Additional photos on Page 5) - Journal photo by McKee. Hospital veto override fails by single vote Buli*tin Ukiah Unified board of education will meet in a short special session at'noon Friday at the district office to consider firing legal counsel to assist in aquisition of Low Gap site^,. for new high school, Supt. W.O. Murphy announced today. FOOTE'S SPORTIMC OOOpS COATS SACRAMENTO (UPD -By a scant one-vote margin, the Senate has failed to override Gov. Ronald Reagan's veto of a bill requiring legislative approval to close state mental hospitals. The failure Wednesday night preserved intact Reagan's record of never having a veto overridden. No governor's veto has been overturned in 28 years. , Republican Sen. George Deukmejian of - long Beach,-arguing against the attempt, told his colleagues, "There is nothing to be gained by this override except for a. headline." But Republican Sen. W. Oaig Biddleof Riverside said, "I think it is time we used this bill as an example and broke the dam. It will set the record straight for future governors and future legislators." Five Republicans sided with all .21 Democratsto provide 2(5 votes in favor of the bill (AB855) by Assemblyman John Burton, D-San Francisco. Twenty-Seven votes were needed for the override, which the Assembly had already ai^roved. All 12 "no" votes were cast by Republicans., The Assembly last Week voted to override 59-12, {^C^lfee,: ^required the state Department of Health to report to the legislature along with its budget any plans for closure of the 11 reniaining state hospitals for the mentally ill and retardeld. Reagan, who plans to retire this year, rejected.the legislation last September, contendhig the bill would violate the .constitutional sejjaratioh of powers between the legislative arid executive branches. The governor's administration has closed three mental hospitals in the past seven years. Reagan has said declining hospital populations and expanded community trpatment program justified the controversial closures. The administration last winter an-.nounced long-range plans to take the state out of the mental hospital business by 1982. But .the proposal was abandoned in Oc-tober-when officials quietly served noticed there were no plans to close any hospital:^ in the "foreseeable future." Last Winter's announcement was made despite intense parent opposition to hospital closure and mounting concern statewide over murders and other violent crimes committed by released mental patients. In a rf re event, television camera crews were permitted to film the veto override attempt. TV crews have not .been allowed to Jilm Senate floor debates in recent memory. -During the override debate. Senate Democratic leader George Moscone of San Francisco, floor m"anager of the bill, noted the legislature last year approved it without a single negative vote and said the ipeasure "Only reaffirms legislative 'WBthorityin anareathatsprely needs it.". But Sen. John Harmer of Glendale; GOP Caucus chairman, insisted the bill would "change nothing" because he said existing law and budgetary procedure already prohibit hospital closures unless the lawmakers have been notified nuie nionths in advance. "This is really a false issue, a false hope for thosepeople who.are concerned about it," Harmer argued. "The legislature does not administer the state. We are a lawmaking body-not an administrative body." the Willits site as the future permanent campus. riis motion came after board members had attempted to define their feelings on the pros and cons of both sites; the responsibilities pf^e board and its members to represenl^I of the district, not just their- home areas of Willits, Leggett, Ukiah or Boonville; and their need to bear in mind that, the ultimate concern is to secure the best possible, most convenient' campus for the largest majority , of day or evening college students; at the most reasonable cost to the taxpayers within the realm of sound, esthetic campus planning and operation. Canepa's motion that the board accept the Willits site, offered as a donation by Willits industrialist Bob Harrah. and backed by the City of Willits as the most central geographic location for a campus to serve greater Mendocino County aS-Wfill-as Lake County, and a site offering readily available utiHties, etc., died for a lack of a second. The vote came something as an anticlimax and a bit of a surprise to sonie. There were those in the audience who felt that allegedly new, Corps of- Engineers statistics on the possibility of flooding of "20 to 35 acres" in the lowest portion of the proposed three-tier campus site at Redwood Valley; plus report of an alleged earthquake fault through the center of the Willits site, might cause the board to delay its selection and lead to either a special meeting, or even to a decision to search out other sites and thus delay campus site funding a year or more. The meeting began with an attempted summation of geological findjngs on both sites-by the architect's consulting engineers and geologists. The summation developed into a lively "cross-examination" of consultant E.C. Wimerhalder by Tom Sheahan, a geologist for Brown arid Caldwell, consulting engineers for Willits.'Sheahan challehged pWinterhalder on several points, and forced him tQu*qualify rhis statement tiiat an earthquake fault was an "inferred" fault alleged to run throoghf the Willits site. Sheahan later . jolted some board members and those in the audienc,e by pulling out Corps of Engineers statistics showing that some portions of the lower part of the proposed Redwood Valley site had been under three feet or more of water in the 1955-56 and 1964 floods. The impromptu "courtroom" Exchanges of Sheahan and Winterhalder on geological points and other questions threatened to reduce the meeting to a series of personality and political clashes, but Cook, an attolrney, called a halt to the arguing and drew a laugh from the capacity audience when he said: "If I were an attorney I would object to the question. . ." (Cont'd on Page 12) BOB AXT Hits back at critics Jaycees iiame DA Duncan Jqmes Outstanding Young Man of 1973 District Attorney Duncan James_w,as, honored last riighfas Outstanding Young Man of 1973 by the Ukiah Jaycees at a community awards and appreciation banquet held at the Palace Hotel. Sgt. Richard Perry of the Ukiah police department received the Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer award, and.Ray Chadwick, a social stuiiies and English instructor at PomoHta junior high, was named Outs.tanding Young Educator. Janies, 33, has served as district attorney here since 1969, when he was appointed to the position after serving as a, deputy DA. He was elected to a four year term in June, 1970. , A native of San Francisco and graduate of Willamette University, where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence, James worked With the U.S. Treasury Departhient prior to moving to Ukiah in August, 1%7. ' He is a member of the Ukiah Lions Club, and has worked with the Pop Warper, and Punt, Pass and Kick programs through that group. He is a vice president of South Ukiah Little League, and was responsible for securing use of the baseball fields at Mendocino State Hospital last year for the league's use. James is a member of several state committees, with district attorneys and law enforcement officers from around California. He' has written several laws, and has appeared before both the California and U,S. Supreme Courts. James and his wife, Sharron, have three children: Brad, 11, Katharine, 7 and Julie, Perry, 35, moved to llkiah in January, 1971, to become an officer on the department here after serving for six years with the Santa Clara County sheriff's office, and three years in the U.S. Army Intelligence division. He received his BA in pohce,science at.San Jose State College. He was promoted to sergeant last' year, and is coordinator of the department's reserve program and Operation Understanding ride-along program, wherein students ride in patrol cars with uniformed officers. Perry also handles the bicycle safety inspection and licensing program and has attended schools in the llkiah Valley area to give demonstration. He has worked with the.. .California Highway Patrol in presenting its Stop On A Dime bicycle ' safety program. He also assisted the Ukiah Jaycees with their Bicycle Safety Road-E-0 last September. The young law enforcement officer is also the department's school liasop officer, and hjas attended several high school classes to talk informally with students arid increase their understanding of the police department, v Perry recently coriducted seminars with .senior citizens to wajn them of btmco arid ' fraud schemes used to cheat the elderly. Perry and his wife, Beverly, have two sons, John, 6, and David, 3. dhadwick, 26, has been ah instructor at Pomolita smce September, 1972,.^ aftfer graduatuig from Ukiah high school in 1966 and receivhig, his teachuig credentials at Sonoma State College. _He is the basketball coach at the school, and has been very bringing honors to Pomolita in this field. His nvost imporUnt contribution has " dofhelri'dey eloping a drug abuse Education program taught through the social studies class, an effort he was assisted in by fellow instructor Robert, Frassinfello, who' was also an outstanding educator nominee. ' (Thadwick has also developed an elective radio and television programming cEss. The Boss of the Year award, given to the Jaycee employer who has contributed to the community and Ukiah Jaycees, was awarded to George Hunter, managing editor of the Daily Journal. He was nominated by Mark Raymond, an officer witii the local groiip and chairman of the dinner and JAyqee Week activities, Jan. 20-26. � Hunter has been, managing editor of the Journal for 16' 2 years, and a member of. the 12th District fair lx)ard for 11 years. He has consistently supported improved education and n6w schools, retention of local fairs, and civic improvements, through the editorial columns of the He is a member of the Deerwood Park Tennis Clubi and Ukiah Duplicate Bridge Club, lie was honored in 1971 by being named a Life Master with the American Contract Bridge League. Certificates of appreciation Were given to Rev. E. W. J. Schmitt, Mayor Jack Simpson, Iver Seuss for the Greater Ukiah Chamber of (Commerce, Chief Donn Saulsbury for the Ukiah police department, ai)d to Palace Hotel owner Virice Sisco. Guy Chick was presented a certificate for successfully aborting the theft of a Jaycee flag last July despite the personal injury he received. Dgve Pearson is president of the Ukiah Jaycees. Awards committee members included Doc Barry and Rick Woolworth. The young man and young educator nominees will be submitted for state competition. Sen. Collier Won't be 2nd District candidate REDDING (UPD - Sen. Randolph C^oUier, dean of the legislature, announced today he will not move to a newly reapportioned district on'|he north coa^t wiiere he would face a re-election contest this year. - , ' In a statement distributed to the news media. Collier. D-Yreka, declare-, "My family and I have decided that I will not be a candidate for election in 1974. "However, 1 will be a candidate for reelection in the first district in 1976." That means Collier's home Ijase would continue to be Siskiyou County. But his current district (the fifst) is being altered under reapportonment to also include all of central Northern California, including areas now represented by Repiiblican Senate leader Sen. Fred W. Marler Jr., of Redding . The district stretches south to include Colusa, Sutter and "Placer counties. Marler has indicatedhe will not seek re-electiori and is hoping to be appointed as,a judge. If Collier had moved to the; north coast district, he could have faced a general election contest against Sen. Peter Behr, R-Tiburon. , Stat^ Sen. Peter Behr (R-Tiburon) who faced a potential battle with Collier for the Second District seat expressed relief today at Collier's decision. "1 am pleased arid even a bit relieved that Seij. Collier has decided not to move into tlie second district and run against me, "Behr told the Journal-this-morning.';-"He would be, of course, a very formidible opponent and if I am successful in November in the new district, and of course Texpect to be successful, no doubt Sen. Collier and I can join together in promoting whatever we mutually agree to be in the best4nteresta of the North Coast. I have respecT lor hirn andTlQ quarrels with him and believe that we can work together for the common good of the Second District." SEN. RANDOLPH COLLIER ;