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Vallejo Times-Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1974, Vallejo, California PILL; GAS CRISIS CUT SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS By W. R. (RED) BUEHRER Timw-NtraM Staff Writer Effects of "The Pill" starting to fee felt in declining school enrollments in Solano and Napa counties, and educators said they believed the drop will continue. Other school officials in the North Bay Area surmised that the gasoline OVER READERS THE NEWSPAPER THAT GOES INTO ALL THE HOMES EVERY SUNDAY shortage is bringing about even a faster in school population. "People are moving out of bodroom communities because of the gas shortage and rising transportation costs to get closer to their said Supt. Clarence Krawcxak ,of the Vacaville Unified School District. These comments were during a Times-HeraM survey of me two-county California education officials MM that thanks to the growing popularity of birth control brought on by "The Pill" public school population has dropped for the fourth year in a row. Families are simply getting smaller. Enrollment last fat) in grades kinder- garten through high school was Jtt In California, down from A state survey uncovered another reason for the falling enreltment other than a lower birth rate. Many persons moving into the state are retired and not having children. The decline is evident in most of the St counties. Dr. ft. Phillip Bowmen, associate su- date to in tha ywar. Mid papulaHait b steadily rata W a year in par eant in JWIMT hiflht ara SM SURVIY Sunday Times-Herald SOL A NO AND NAPA COUNTY'S MORNING NEWSPAPER WEATHER REPORT GENERALLY CLEAR TODAY MILD TEMPCRATUM LIGHT WIND 99TH 44 Me AT ALL SIWWttMW VAULEJO, OF MARE ISLAND NAVAL SHIPYARD-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, W4 o PAOES It won't be many days until Mr. and Mrs. W. A. (Amos) Keap will be moving into their new home at 970 West I St., Benicia, The comfortable, two bedroom house was balk entirely by means of donated cash urd materials, and almost entirely with Tolnnteer labor after the Keaas' previous home was destroyed by fire in December. In the photo, Carl McCown, retired, head carpenter OB the proj- ect views the handiwork of himself and many others. The bouse is valued at Times-Herald Photo. RICH Home Nearly Finished By 'Good Samaritans1 TODAY'S CHUCKLE Some people are so suspicious, tney wonder what yon mean when yon ask them how tbey are. ATMOSPHERIC THIEF Ue all 'hat Eerryessa and fne VaUejo icipa1 have -fLkd" year: th-3 as.-ares cur iar.d this app'res to Napa. :oo> the can draw, with impunity. all the wa'er they require. E'Ot there is rea' for vast supply of ETV'APCRATION Las: week's re- Dort frcTi the Seclamation Bureau tine: at Bsrrressa said: ''Evaporation was 52 acre per day." Translated into acraa! figures, thai tneaes ihat about 17.000.0CO gallops oi water rose inio ifee air, in vapor form, each day. average con'-nues throughout See IT'S RICH Page 2 ON THE INSIDE BEMdA The adage "many hands make light work" remains a truism and it could be expanded to jnciude the phrase "many donations place a burden on no one.'' Literally scores of persons and firms hate had" a hand in building a new home for Mr. and Mrs. W. A. (Amos) Kean at SrO West I St., after the Ksan's home was destroyed by fire two months ago. What started as an ambitious ides became a project that is within a few days of Tbe Kean's new home will be ready to welcome them by March J, barring some totally un- foreseen development It is being buUt on tbe site of their previous home, and the compact, ex- tremely livable two-story structure would have a price tag of if it were being built for resale. If it were, the Keans would not have the slightest chance o; ever occupying Their tota! monthly income, derived eniireiy from Social Security benefits aud-a small pension Kean earned prior to his retirement, is a month. They could live m modest circum- stances oa this sum. but there would BO provision for a do-rcn payment and succeeding monthly payments on a mortgage. Mr. and Mrs. Kean both were burned in the blaze that destroyed tieir former home, but both have re- covered. Tbe fire was discovered by them at around a.m. and they See PROJECTS Page 2 WT Arts. Artists Auto News Bob Considine Book Notes _. Erwise News Classified Bngald Gilies Earl Waters i Editorial Page Jfl Ernest Wichek 27 Farms. Ranch 24 Fashions ____ W4 Food TC10 Gardens ______ 25 Homes S7-39 Jacfe Anderson 49 JeaneDison ___ 27 JeuVin Jones 12 Marion Devlia Wt Music WS Navj Notes W5 Social Pan. Wl Sports 15-13 Stocks .......28 Television____22 Theater Page 23 Travis News _ W7 Weather _ i Vallejo School District Now Richer Someday... oil reeving end siorage nieswiil train end quoIHy liieir tnen by strict Today only Mayflower warehouses nationally lesfed "Accre- dited" moving and storaga IT'S FREE. OIL CHIPMAN MAYFIOWER MOVING STORAGE Phcne 642-7528 o23 Broodway The Vailejo UaiEed ffittrid is re- ceiving 35 a partial parmeet ot its fiscal 19fr3-74 aOocatioa in federal impact aid. according to Rep. Robert L L-eggett, D.. Vallejo. Leggett toM tbe Times-Herald yes- terday the U.S. Department of Health. Edacatioa and Welfare (HEW) notified him a checfc in that amount is in the mail to tbe Vallejo school district and that the payment represents about 75 per cent of the district's total en- titlement of for fiscal 197m The Vallejo Unified School District received SU87.494 to federal f unds during fiscal 1S72-73 to compensate the district for revenues it normally would receive were Vallejo not a federally Washington's Birthday -SALE- Clearance Prices On 'All 4 Friday 10-? Saturday 10-6 Sunday-12 5 Monday. 10 io" 9 ,f RAINBO' RUGS FURNITURE 1039 Tennessee '643-2381 impacted area because of parents o: students either employed of living at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. James M. Reusswig. district schoo! Eupenatendeist. said the announcement ifiat HEW finally had reieased the funds '-is welcome news" tc the dis- trict and added he and the governing board appreciate Legiett's efforts in persuading Congress to reinstate the impact aid program after .the Xisan administration sought to discontinue it. Reusswig said the funds largely wiH be iised to implement pay increases negotiated by the districts governing board and employe organizations. RofnfeN 'Rainfall last 24 hoars________ .14 Season total to date.............I8.ft" This date last year 26.23 Seasonal average this date.....12.M Total raia last year.............33.13 Seasonal average ____......... 17.34 RENT-A-TV COIOR or BAW WEEKi.Y RATES 643-1041 TV CENTER 102t TENNESSEE ST. North Bay Runs Out Of Gasoline Demands On Hearsf Are Eased (BERKELEY. Calif. The kid- napers of Patricia Hearst softened SaS- urday their demand for a food givea- way for millions of needy Califomians but the newspaper heiress warned the FBI not to attempt io free her. '-We will accept 3 sincere effort on your part." said a man identifying himself as General Field .Marshal Gin. of the Symbionese Liberation Army- The message was in a tape the Hearst family received Saturday. The Miss Hearst said in tbe same tape that her abductors have "everv intention that you sbould be able 'to meet their demands. They weren't trying to present an unreason- able request. It was never intended tnat you feed the whole state. "So whatever you can come up basically Is okay." she added. Th? SLA. a mysterious revolutionary organization, abducted Miss Hearst from her Berkeley apartment Feb. 4 and later demanded ?TO worth of free food for even- needy person in the state a project estimated at about 5100 million. Hearst expressed fears fnat ihe FBI might try to rescue her. "If tte FBI 5ias to come in and get me out by force ..they won't have time to decide not io she ssid- "They'll ju? have to kill everyone I don't particularly want to die ibat way." Randolph A. Hearst. Patnda'? fa- ther and editor o: the San Francisco Examiner, expressed hops for daughter's life 'and restated intentions of trying tas best to comply with the demand. "They don't wast kill her, they'd hke to release her. That's the feeling I Hearst told newsmen at ms sab- urten HillsboTougb mansion. 15 miles of San Francisco. The newspaper executive said it was to iaik about arrang- for a food giveway which the abductors demanded by Tuesday, he promised :o "move as fast as I can and let them know what I ran do." been See HEARSTS Page 2 Rain, Snow Moves Into North State Ram and snow moved through Northern California Saturday, but mostly fair weather was forecast for Sunday. Crescent City recorded 1.14 inches o! ran by JO a m. with .C7 inch m San Francisco and .11 in Sacramen- to. Stormy conditions the Sierra through the morning but a travelers advisory for heavy and blowing snow was canceled in the afternoon. Small o-aft warnings were hoisted from Point Conception to Point Si. George, including San Francisco Bay and the western area of the Sacramento-San Joaqum Delta. FLOWERS -PUNTS They're A NATURAL! HARRY SPROULE-HOWERS 7U Morln SuValleJa A42-S70I 77 Soleno Eenitia 7X5-3711 MOST BUSINESS HOUSES ARE OPEN IN AREA MONDAY George Washington's birthday will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 13. this year by Act of Congress, and all city, county, state and Federal establish- ments will be closed. But nearly all Vallejo businesses will be open for the general public. and most of them are offering special bargains in keeping with George's hon- esty. Banks will be throughout So- lano and Napa Counties. So will schools, the post offices and most everything else except me stores. formal rites are scheduled for the day. Helicopter Shot Down Hovering At White House VTASHLVGTOX <API Protection police early Sunday sho: down a stolen helicopter over -hs so-Jth grounds o: the White Secret Service officials said. Jack Warner of ihe Secre' Service said the sioien m.hrary helicopter flew over the White House abonj: i a m and returned at 2 a.m. a' :t -sat shot dowTi by officers with i. He said the puot was being :c- by Secret Service ageats. Holiday Motorists Left Dry Motorists staged the biggest oa gasoline since World War H yesterday in Xorth Bay Area, and as a result hardly a service station is expected to b? open in Solano and Xapa Counties today or Monday, Washington's Birth- day holiday. In fact, one dealer, Harry Harris who runs the Shell station at Tuotomne and Bedwood Sts.. Vallejo, said fee hadn't seen anything like the gasoline buyers, staged 'Saturday since World Warn. Those stations in Vallejo and other pans of the North Bay who did have some gas to sell were literally r-rarnped before most of them shut o2 their pumps for the holiday weeteftd. Lonz lines jammed tae stations, snd xehide owners were forced to wait up to hail an hour or more to get their share. Harris said cars even followed a fanker track that rjpphed him with fuel, and one woman from Crockett even telephoned to find out if he had any for sale. Ir mioaftemoon more than half the stations in Solans Cosnty were closet! dow-i 3- allocations were soli up oniil nest week. Fatrfield reported something o! a buy pasic dining the day. It was aot where the helicopter was al- See COPTER Page 2 a FsiraeM i that Hate-fourths of stations m Jhat area were by soon, and trat -Asre were jammed cars, Urum Station on West Texas Fasrfisld. posted sales hours of 7 to 9 a.m.. 12 noon to 2 p.m.. and 5 to 7 and limited customers to S3 purchase. Sqn Pablo Bay Gas Hunt Pushed By Sfafe war.' to San Pablo Bay -ora-icu ana ?a S'ate in? They con-end current of ciea.-! bumiiig. fuel mass rerroval o: ary sravjs over the area afier -xtl'. San'a Barbara. The ban on drtl'.ins nf any far.d expires a year hem next March. Edward X Giadiih, 'se Sta-e Land Executr-e fore Santa Barbara indicates signif.- Jcid the Examrer data o-b'ained bs- car.t gas under Saq Pablo enough to bring millions o; da "sr; from the stats-owned Ire precipitated a re- view aJ-er varc'-s xe'bods of es- ploraricn indicated gas traps eould be The only way to deter- tha." a pstroleum eqgi- is to dnll." currsni'.y are legislators See DEPOSITS Page 2 way PRE FINISHED PANELING FOSTER LUMBER 3280 Sonoma Blvi 643-2301 VALLEJO'S BEST Small Car Selection MUSTAXG 11 MAVERICKS COURIERS OVER 60 IN STOCSQ WILSON-CORNELIUS FORD NEW 1301 GEORGIA USED 711 TENNESSEE