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Vallejo Times Herald (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Vallejo, CaliforniaTroubled old Oil Rig docks in Vallejo by Carol Cross times Herald staff writer for n Early 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 Marine Assembly Yard. Owned by offshore constructors inc. Of los Angeles the huge Rig Falso 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 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. How if can be told. The september 1976, Issue of Alaska Magazine pub see George Ferris Page 4 sunday times Herald Solano and Mapa uni Imti Faaoo Misiun ecu cd add Napa county morning newspaper weather report generally Clear today mild temperature Light wind 101st year no. 235 Vallejo of Mare Island naval shipyard sunday August 1976 a a at All vows stains 13c , 25e or vast the Flag draped casket containing the Bod of army maj. Arthur Bonitos is carried trom the plane at Travis vib saturday by a sixth army Honor guard. The body of it. Mark t. Barrett arrived at tie same time from Korea where they were slain at the right is it. Ien. Edward Flanagan commander sixth army. Their bodies will be sent East for Bunal next week a time Herald photo. . Shows off might in Korea Seoul South Korea apr 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 Center it Rich today chuckle a it end Thrift is a Man who makes his heirs Gertry. Vice president visits a the first vice president of the United states Ever to visit Solano county was Schuyler Colfax who served with president u. S. Grant. He came Here 107 years ago this week and the chronicle of August 18, 1869, said . Colfax wife and family and an excursion party arrived at the Navy Yard yesterday. Or. Colfax was received by Admiral Craven officers and workmen the latter cheering lustily. A Salute of seventeen guns was fired the party then visited Vallejo and returned to san Francisca. A a left his name a his entry into California by train was marked by a huge reception after he had crossed the Sierra Nevada the place for the greeting a a Bare collection of buildings w As immediately named a Colfax a in Placer county. All told thirteen towns were named for the vice president the largest it is believed is in the state of Washington. It was from Here in 1869, that Colfax journeyed to that Northern state. Incidentally the first president to visit us was 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 Essen said saturday at Vail colo., where Ford is vacationing. With Ford is National Security Agency director Brent a. Scowcroft who is keep my the president Abc East of the situation. In the operation an Armada of warplanes and troops was poised near the demilitarized zone during cutting of the 48-foot Poplar at the Neutral truce Village of Panmunjom. A . Navy task Force steamed toward Korea. Twenty six helicopter gunships of see Korea Page 2 bodies 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 resumed to their Homeland saturday arriving at Travis aft a in Flag draped caskets. A 25-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 83, of Newte go . And 1st it. Mark t. Barrett 25, of Columbia . The Honor guard at attention Salut red As the caskets were Carri cd past it. Gen. Flanagan and lifted into waiting e offi Gelis Page 2 Vallejo museum charter member drive extended hire an expert in most costs the expert in moving packing Ond will Cost you less because he knows what he doing. Let us help you Cut costs without cutting Corners. For your local or Long distance move it does t Cost q cent to consult your local experts. Chipman Mayflower moving amp Soroge 623 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 beginning Mcday. Senator Luther e. Gibson chairman of the museums Board of patronage announced yesterday that the Campaign for Charier memberships will be for a Oklay 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 cite out sole a have marked Dawn our oldest items to Cost or Bolow to make roam. Como browse thru and find your bargain. Rainbo Rug amp furniture Mart 10j9 ton Gossoo 643-23b1 landmark to it be repository of the history of Vallejo Mare Island and Solano county and will be filled with artefacts and Memorabilia of the last 156 years. Persons w to make a $25 tax Deduc Tibie 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 thai Mise us. Capt. William Johnson us re the museums Campaign chairman has endorsed the Kway ext Ensi i of the fund drive whereby memberships still can be obtained for individuals family units friends who Are former Vallejo ans As a a organi Zati it Kis 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 Musel a Page 2 exp off a tenth wit i Flowers amp plants Harry Sproule Flowers a 7u Matin s., voltei�-642-8901 a 77 Solano Sqq a bn.cio745-371l . Shipbuilding plan advances report on shipyard by Leggett mayor asks citizens War on crime drug addiction 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 in Rod uce a statewide drug prevention program designed to Unito citizens in total Community involvement at a 730 Public forum planned thursday aug. 28, 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 a a animations 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 Pic mention. 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 t. I. P.�?Ta toll free tipi me for the entire information supplied to Law enforce ment agencies through a has already resulted in 1,266 arrests 700 conventions and the seizure of Over $17 million Worth of illegal dangerous drugs and narcotics according to program ta.tisti is. A the need for action on our part is dire and immediate. At Ake is the future of our youth threatened by a level of crime and dig addiction that has reached epidemic proportions a the mayor said. Carter maps Campaign Ford checks on Korea by the associated press. De , presidential candidate Jimmy Carter Mapp tvs out his Campaign schedule saturday while president Ford kept close on the tense situate i in Korea and rested after a strenuous five Days at the gop National convention in Kansas City. sen. Rob to Dole Fords running mate spent the Day working in Washington. And democratic vice pre Sid entail no Minee sen. W alter m on Dale relaxed at a Lake Retreat m Northern Minnesota Ford vacationing at Vail colo., personally approved cutting Down of a tree in the korean Dimilti tanned zone on saturday pres Secretary Ron nes Sei said. To o american officers were killed wednesday while trimming the tree which the american led United nations com, had said was. Blocking the View of North korean positions from the checkpoint. Ford had discussed the korean situation with dec retard of state Henr a. Kissinger and National Security director Brent scowcroft before leaving the convention on Friday , told reporters. president ordered Fay his to take it easy after the Rigours of the convention at which he captured the Gap nomination from Ronald Reagan slept nine hours Friday night. He to 0.k a pre break fast swim and headed for the Golf course. Asked when he expected to Start sex Tensive planning for the fall Campaign see Foutlik i Page 2 by Rio Ari site Prattt. Times Herald staff writer a new hip Consi auction program Mare Island naval shipyard which could bring with it 3,060 or More new jobs a looks Brights according to rep Robert l. Leggett a Vallejo. In town during a 10-Day visit to his five county 4th District Leggett advised the times he Rald that he has been in dose touch with capt James h. We Ebber. Shipyard commander and the Navy department about the program. Commenting that the Navy depart Meni a a taking a a a second. Third and fourth look at the Mare Island fatality the of Grussman said he is looking Forward to tie possibility of a new construction program Here some time within the next year. A it Wilt require Affine action 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 Adivi to in the area a be 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 no to have to be sold on it. A the Beau of the budget recognizes the problem of putting All the eggs in to t to baskets. Namely was t see Leggett Page i wafer supplies stable in Napa county Region Ishu a my it on the inside j. Anderson .34 books w7 Bridge 25 classified 28-33 a. Devon. We j. Dixon 21 editorial 34 Fashio of w4 food w8 gardens w9 Home s32, 33 j Jones. 18 Musk w7 Navy w5 social Pano. We sports 13-17 stocks. 24 to thea.25 Travis. W7 Waters. 4 weather. 3 i Ciegis. 23 by Jane Smith times Herald staff writer Napa a a report on water supplies in Napa county by the Napa county flood control District revealed that the local surface water Supply is Good count Divide except for Calistoga and Angwin and that ground water is not critical although some w Ells Are Short. According to a report by c. Hansz assistant civil Engineer the countywide surface water Supply is mostly and equate a but Calistoga and Angwin could face serious problems this year unless significant rainfall occurs Dunn the coming Winter months. Kimball Reservoir in Calistoga contains about acre feet of useable water which should last through october if the City a Vic Bald .Ajy at their current rate of in Luction. There has been excellent local Coo iteration in conserving water with 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 Conser Alion. The present water Supply should be adequate if Rains a begin at the Normal time this year. See water Page i 7wii� chapels 1100 Tennessee of. Phone 552-6696 a Redwood a Douglas fir a Pine a hardwoods serving Solano amp Napa Countis. 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