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Times Herald (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Vallejo, CaliforniaTroubled old Oil Rig docks in Vallejo by Carol Cross times Herald staff writer for nearly two weeks now the Quot George Ferris Quot a Quot screw Jack Quot Type of Oil drilling Rig has occupied a prominent place on the Vallejo waterfront in Kaiser steel company s Marine Assembly Yard. Owned by offshore constructors inc. Of los Angeles the huge Rig also referred to As a Quot Jack up Barge Quot has been the object of curiosity on the part of Many Vallejo citizens who had become accustomed to seeing the massive Secco 706 drilling platform towering above the Kaiser Yard at the foot of Marin Street and South of Maryland Street. But Secco 706 left Vallejo in late july following its completion Here. It has been undergoing sea trials and presumably is on its Way to the Gulf of Alaska to take up Oil exploration duties for Shell Oil co., Atlantic Richfield and Mobil Oil corp., which have leased it As a joint venture. And officials of the Kaiser steel facility in Vallejo have been Busy with the Secco 706 sea trials and otherwise unavailable. Hence until recently Only meager information about the George Ferris has been available Here. It was Learned from a spokesman at Kaiser Headquarters in Oakland that the Ferris arrived in Vallejo under Tow aug. 10 for a Survey of damages it had sustained during operations in Alaska s Cook Inlet. The Survey will determine the extent of the damages and the Cost of making repairs. Once this has been determined a decision is to be made As to whether the Rig should be repaired or scrapped. If it is decided that repairs can be made according to one source the Ferris will be Here for at least six months. Offshore constructors inc., the owner is a subsidiary of Raymond International corp. And the Ferris is said to have been in operation in alaskan Waters for the past seven or eight years. Now it can be told. The september 1976, Issue of Alaska Magazine pub see George Ferris Page 4 sunday times Herald Solano and Napa f nil qty m n p i i i r. Niew Craded Napa county s morning newspaper weather report generally Clear today mild temperature Light wind 101 st year no. 235 Vallejo of Mare Island naval shipyard sunday August 1976 a a at aia new Stavos lie paily 25e sunday the Flag draped casket containing the body of army maj. Arthur Bonitos is carried from the plane at Travis fab saturday by a sixth army Honor guard. The body of it. Mark t. Barrett arrived at the same time from Korea where they were slain. At the right is it. Gen. Edward Flanagan commander sixth army. Their bodies will be sent East for burial next week. A times Herald photo. . Shows off might in Korea Seoul South Korea a the United states staged a demonstration of military Power in and around Korea on saturday at the same time As Allied forces felled a tree that was the Centeria s Rich today s chuckle a Soend Thrift is a Man who makes is heirs Gray. Vice president visits a the first vice president of the United states it ver to visit Solano county was Schuyler Colfax who served with a resident u. S. Grant. He came Here 07 years ago this week and the chronicle of August 18, 1869, said vice president Colfax wife and Amily and an excursion party Are ived at the Navy Yard yesterday. Or. Colfax was received by Admiral Cra ren officers and workmen the latter cheering lustily. A Salute of seventeen was the party then visited Vallejo and returned to san Francisco. �ill-.1&Quot## left his name a his entry into California by train was marked by a a Uge reception after he had crossed he Sierra Nevada the place for the greeting a a Bare collection of build nos was immediately named a col a a in Placer county. All told thir Een towns were named for the vice it resident the largest it is believed is n the state of Washington. It was rom Here in 1869, that Colfax Jour Leved to that Northern state. Incident ally the first president to visit us was a Rutherford b. Hayes in 1878. A Edw of the dispute in which North koreans killed two american officers. President Ford personally approved a the plan to go in there and Cut the tree Down a White House press Secretary Ron Nossen said saturday at Vail colo., where Ford is vacationing. With Ford is National Security Agency director Brent a. Scowcroft who is keeping the president abreast of the situation. In the operation an Armada of warplanes and troops was poised near the demilitarized zone during cutting of the 40-foot Poplar at the Neutral truce Village of Panmunjom. A . Navy task Force steamed toward Korea. Twenty six helicopter gunships of see Korea Page 2bodies of two slain officers returned Home Travis fab a the bodies of two american army officers battered and hacked to death by North koreans were returned to their Homeland saturday arriving at Travis fab in Flag draped caskets. A 26-Man military Honor guard met the plane carrying the bodies when it touched Down at the sunny Airstrip Here. It. Gen. Edward Flanagan commander of the 6th army represented the Secretary of the army during the Brief solemn ceremony. The caskets held the bodies of maj. Arthur bonifas 33, of Newburgh . And 1st it. Mark t. Barrett 25, of Columbia . The Honor guard at attention saluted As the caskets were carried past it. Gen. Flanagan and lifted into waiting see officers Page 2 Vallejo museum charter member drive extended hire an expert in most cases the expert in moving packing and Stoi Nof will Cost you less because he knows what he s doing. Let us help you Cut costs without cutting Corners. For your local or Long distance move it does t Cost a cent to consult your local pm an Mayflower moving amp storage 423 Broadway pm. 642-7528 Vallejo area residents who failed to become charter members of the Vallejo naval and historic museum during the fund raising drive that ended july 4 will be Given another Opportunity to do so beginning monday. Senator Luther e. Gibson chairman of the museums Board of patronage announced yesterday that the Campaign for charter memberships will be extended for a 10-Day period from aug. 23 through sept. 1. The Campaign is coordinated with plans to convert Vallejo a present City Hall on Marin Street into a Vallejo naval and historic museum when municipal offices Are moved into the new City Hall now under construction on Santa Clara Street. The museum will become a state furniture summer close out Sale we have marked Down our oldest items to Cost or below to make room. Como browse thru and find your bargain. Rainbo Rug amp furniture Mart 1039 . 643-2381 landmark Type repository of the history of Vallejo Mare Island and Solano county and will be filled with artefacts and Memorabilia of the last 150 years. Persons who make a $25 tax deductible contribution to the new museum will have their names inscribed on a plaque that will be permanently displayed in the museum after the present City Hall is remodeler to create a Headquarters for the museum. Capt. William Johnson us re the museums Campaign chairman has endorsed the Loday Extension of the fund drive whereby memberships still can be obtained for individuals family units friends who Are former Vallejo ans As a remembrance organizations and school classes. In approving the museum membership drive Extension senator Gibson said his Board of patronage discovered Many potential charter members had been denied an Opportunity to become contributors to the fund Campaign because they were away on a see museum Page 2 express year sri with Flowers amp plants Harry Eprouie Flowers a 714 Marin st., valle�o642-8901 a 77 Solano 5q., benicia�?745-3711 . Shipbuilding plan advances in a Quot a mayor asks citizens War report in on crime drug addiction shipyard by Leggett crime and drug addiction has reached epidemic proportions according to mayor Florence e. Douglas who has called a special meeting to help combat the problem. Mayor Douglas will introduce a statewide drug prevention program designed to unite citizens in total Community involvement at a 7 30 Public forum planned thursday aug. 26. In the Council Chambers at City Hall. A your help is urgently needed to Stop drug traffic and crime in Vallejo a mayor Douglas said in an aug. 18 letter addressed to Vallejo officials organizations and concerned citizens. Mayor Douglas said the program known As a we for a we turn in pushers a has demonstrated a dramatic Impact in drug and crime prevention. Urging residents to attend the meeting the mayor said a in a growing number of communities in California officials organizations and citizens have organized to combat the crime and drug trafficking through we a toll free tip line for the entire information supplied to Law enforcement agencies through a has already resulted in 1,200 arrests 700 conventions and the seizure of Over $17 million Worth of illegal dangerous drugs and narcotics according to program statistics. A the need for action on our part is dire and immediate. At Ptake is the future of our youth threatened by a level of crime and drug addiction that has reached epidemic proportions a the mayor said. Carter maps Campaign Ford checks on Korea by the associated press democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter mapped out his Campaign schedule saturday while president Ford kept close tabs on the tense situation in Korea and rested after a strenuous five Days at the gop National convention in Kansas City. Kansas sen. Robert Dole Fords running mate spent the Day working in Washington. And democratic vice presidential nominee sen. Walter Mondale relaxed at a Lake Retreat in Northern Minnesota. Ford vacationing at Vail colo., personally approved the cutting Down of a tree in the korean demilitarized zone on saturday press Secretary Ron nes sen said. Two american officers were killed wednesday while trimming the tree which the american led United nations command had said was blocking the View of North korean positions from the checkpoint. Ford had discussed the korean situation with Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger and National Security director Brent scowcroft before leaving the convention on Friday Nessen told reporters. On the inside the president ordered by his doctor to take it easy after the Rigours of the convention at which he captured the gop nomination from Ronald Reagan slept nine hours Friday night. He took a pre breakfast swim and headed for the Golf course. Asked when he expected to Start extensive planning for the fall Campaign see politics Page 2 by Chari Kite Pruitt. Times Herald staff writer a new ship construction program at Mare Island naval shipyard which could bring with it 3,000 or More new jobs a looks Bright a according to rep. Robert l. Leggett a Vallejo. In town during a 10-Day visit to his five county 4th congressional District Leggett advised the times Herald that he has been in close touch with capt. James h. Webber shipyard commander and the Navy department about the program. Commenting that the Navy department is taking a a second third and fourth look at the Mare Island facility the congressman said he is looking Forward to tie possibility of a new construction program Here some time within the next year. A it will require affirmation by the House armed services committee and the budget and appropriations committees but i see it As a Bright possibility. The ramifications could mean 3.000 new jobs and exploring new opportunities for related Industrial activity in the area a he said. Leggett continued a i am in the process of trying to sell the idea of new ship construction at Mare Island to the Navy department but it really does t have to be sold on it. A the Bureau of the budget recognizes the problem of putting All the eggs into two baskets. Namely East see Leggett Page 2 water supplies stable in Napa county Region j. Anderson 34 books w7 Bridge 25 classified 26-33 m. Devlin. W1 j. Dixon 21 editorial 34 fashions w4 food. W8 gardens. W9 Homes 32, 33 j. Jones. 18 Musie w7 Navy w5 social pay of. We sports 13-17 stocks. 24 to thea.25 Travis. W7 Waters. 4 weather. 3 Wichels. 23 by Jane Smith times Herald staff writer Napa a a report an water supplies in Napa county by the Napa county flood control District revealed that the local surface water Supply is Good countywide except for Calistoga and Angwin and that ground water is not critical although some Wells Are Short. According to a report by James c. Hansz assistant civil Engineer the countywide surface water Supply is mostly adequate a but Calistoga and Angwin could face serious problems this year unless significant rainfall occurs during the coming Winter months. Kimball Reservoir in Calistoga contains about 60-acre-feet of useable water which should last through october if the City a Wco a hold steady at their current rate of production. There has been excellent local cooperation in conserving water with consumption averaging about 40 per cent below last year Hansz informed the Board of supervisors. In Angwin Friesen water company reported that water use is less than anticipated and that the Public appears to be cooperating with the company in conservation. The present water Supply should be adequate if Rains begin at the Normal time this year. See water Page it year end twin chapels Moat Pajot 1100 Tennessee st. Phone 552-6696 a Redwood a Douglas fir a Pine a hardwoods serving Solano amp Napa counties since 1920 Foster lumber 3280 Sonoma blvd. 643-2301 sgt Ford cd la re Nch Sale shop Early for Best selection wils0n-c0rnelius Ford new # 1301 Georgia used # 711 Tennessee

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