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(Kswqem h) Pi-Line by Bill Burleson think a woman scorned gets you should have heard what said around here Wednesday that picture of the Junior en's park playground project the cutline writer omitted e fact that the Lions Club put up for the new slide ... it their annual community pro- funded by the Lions beer at the fair. faces bloomed everywhere some with embarrassment, tn anger of frustration• credit where credit is due, someone a long time ago. sayer didn't lay out the con- which would have lent to the advise. it help to say The writer did not err or omit and certainly bore malice? The Lions are one o1" :lley's leading institutions, and deeds and accomplishments !recorded in this paper over the have gained them a place of in the community• many ways can we say sorry, Lions?. Will you us and trust us with your in the future? We'll try honest. job of retiring Judge are Mattly, Merle, and ... wouldn't that be a great Howard Jarvis is back again this year riding the coat-tails of his suc- cessful Proposition 13, wooing weary Californians with yet an- other tax slashing initiative on the June 3 ballot• Of the 11 measures on Tuesday's ballot, the state income tax cutting Proposition 9 is perhaps the most controversial. Despite the success of 1978's Proposition 13; which almost eli- minated property taxes, Jarvis' Prop. 9 is running in trouble• Unlike its forefather, Prop. 9 has fallen in the pools, lacks a strong backing among all segments of taxpayers and was hit witll de- fections by fis proponents. The idea is fairly simple -- cut in- come tax in half, index the tax tablesand kill the business inven- tory tax. However, the last two parts of the proposition have al- ready been done by lhe l.egislature. Jarvis, making personal appear- ances throughout the state trying to bolster his creation, claims that the state's surplus and improved economy will more than make up for the lost revenues caused by passage of Prop. 9. He adds that the politicans in Sacramento have not received the messages taxpayers sent in the guise of Propositions 13 and 4, which was passed last year. Opponents are hesitant to use the same "scare tactics" that were employed in 1978 when they claim- ed Prop. 13 would destroy public services and harm education. But, they are quick to point out that the only thing that has saved massive local budget cuts was the state's bail-out monies. However, the surplus is almost gone, they say, and then local districts will be • 6 in trouble. Opponents argue that politicians will not tighten their own belts, but just cut local aid. And, that the voters should let the full effects of Props. 13 and 4 be felt before tack- ing on another tax cut. Another key issue is who it would benefit. Jarvis supporters say all segments will enjoy the tax cut and economic boom. However, opponents argue that the rich are the ones deriving the benefits while programs helping senior citizens and low income people will be cut. They say 93 per- cent of all retired persons will not see significant savings in their tax bill. There are two other controver- sial measures on the ballot• Proposition 11 has been labled the $1 million sting by its oppon- ents, mostly huge oil companies. The measure would put a 10 per- cent surtax on all taxable income of energy related businesses. It was put on the ballot after a series of large profits were reported by oil companies. Opponents claim that Prop. 11 will hinder further oil exploration and fuel inflation. Supporters say the public is be- ing ripped-off by excess oil profits and that that money should go to fund mass transit. Written into the proposition is a paragraph prohi- biting price hikes by companies to offset this surtax. Proposition 10 v, ould basically void all existing rent control or- dinances. Supporters, w'hich include real estate developers, and landlord associations, claim that the mea- sure would establish uniform pro- cedures for rent control. USPS 859-420 Opponents charge that the mea- sure ,aould ~oid all rent corltrol, leaving tenants ()pen to gouging by landlords. The other batlot measures are: PROPOSi1ION I This is a bond measure ,ahich would authorize $495 million in general obligation bonds to be us- ed for recreation, wildlife areas and v, ater conservation programs. Supporters say it v, ould help develop the state's natural re- sources v, hile opponents don't v, ant the state's debt obligation to increase no,,,,. PROPOSITION 2 This ~`.outd" authorize $750 million in general obligation bonds to continue the Veteran's farm and home purchase program. Supporters say all taxpayers (Continued on Page 5) for a law firm? Mattly, VOI. 100 No. 79 15c Copy Gridley, Butte County, CA 95948 Friday, May 30, 1980 Morony and Mulkey ... in order. Instead of it would be the Four M's. secretary could answer the with, "Mmmmmmmmm!" Tuesday is the big election We voted yesterday on an ballot• We were to have for Chicago, but the confirmation never came from Chicago Convention The Rotary International will be one delegate Rotary Club will have extra funds ... they were the trip. Brown, Gridley's foreign repair authority, spoke to yesterday on the advant- of diesel engines in auto- It proved to be one of the )rovocative programs in re- meetings, bringing discussion car dealers Tom Wintersteln Tucker, would recommend talking to if are interested in diesel in a vehicle. Body President Jane made her final report to the She received many con- for work are at EDD a Employment De- Department's local office at 945 Magnolia will be accepting applica- for Libby cannery employ- from June 2 - 6. applicants must have a valid • security card. further information, appli- are asked to call the EDD of- at 846-4788 Monday through between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. are needed young children firty children of migrant faYm- :ing families will be without care if a suitable facility can- be found in the Oroviile/Paler- area June 3. to Angelita Siller, Of Butte Child Develop- which provides child care for families in Gridley, the Department of Education notified the program that they Overenrolled and approximate- children must find care families of these children afford the $5 to $8 per day will have to pay for non- child care," Siller said. trneans that the families will not tbie to work or will have to take children to the fields and them in the cars. Hall• of children are infants." emphasized the need for rlrnunity help in finding a facili- nd getting tt ready for the "We have the money and staff," she said. "We need a facility." facility should be at least square feet, with two and preferrably a kit- The program can afford to to $600 monthly for rent. think thai you can help in way, call Angelita Siller at or 695-2007. Curious kid CURIOUS KID - Christopher Bassett peeks out through his fence, wondering what the photographer was taking pictures of and found himself a subject of the camera. Chris is the son of Martin and Nedra Basset! of Gridle). (Photo by Michael G. ardner) b) Sail)Jeanne Coghlan Herald reporter Construction paper, paste and fingerpaints have colored and shaped the professional 'world of Katherine Pitt for the past 40- years. As that school's kindergarten teacher since 1967, she has uuro- duced countless children to the world of learning. And, she feels that it has been a pleasure and privilege to do so. But, June 6, she will be in class. for theJast time -- she is retiring. Born and educated in Utah, Mrs. Pitt is a fourth generation school teacher in her family. "1 always wanted to be a leacher; even as a child 1 can relnelnber playing school," she said. Continuing to live up to an im- pressive family tradition, she will continue to use her professional skills within the Mormon church even after retirement. "My mother didn't stop teach- ins until she was 84," she said. Mrs. Pitt went on to explain, that her mother began teaching when she was 17 or 18, in a one-room schoolhouse. "in those days it ~`.as not unusual to start teaching with only a few nlonths training beyond a high school diploma," she add- ed. Mrs. Pitt received her degree froln Brignatn Young Ulfiversity and tile agricultural college in Logan, Utah. She also has attend- ed Chloe State, Butte College and Yuba College over the years. She holds a bachelor of science in gen- eral education and child lnalmge- nlent• One of Mrs. Pitt's sons is carry- ins on the faintly tradition and is currently teaching school in Yuba City• "1 was very pleased when he decided to become a teacher. Teaching is such a challenging and interesting pro[ession," she. said. Mrs• Pitt began teaching in area schools in 1954. She was first a substitute and then a kindergarten teacher in Palertno for four years. After serving as a substitute and special education teacher at Man- zanita, she was hired as that school's perlnanenl kindergarten teacher in the fall of 1967. Service to this cOlnlnunitv hasn't stopped in her classroom. Kalher- I-rom ttle presidential primary to ;,election of a Superior Court judge, Gridlcy area voters will ha`.e a ~`.ide variety of choices to make June 3 Fifty-six candidates are all aspir- ing for some kind of elected office and there are also 11 propositions and an ad`.isory measure. And. for the Democrats, there is also a non-candidate. Prirnary xoters ffonl thai party Call select all "unpledged delegation," whicll basically means none of the above, in the presidential race. Detnocrat incutnDCnt Jimnly Carter faces a stiff challenge from Massachusetts Senator Ed`.`.ard Kennedy for the delegates to tile national convention. Go`.. Jerry Brm`. n is also on the ballot, but has dropped out, and there is a lninor candidate. Lyndon La Rouche, Jr. Fornter Go`.. Ronald Reagan has practically sex`.ll up the COP nolninatiol~ since George Bush's exit from tile scene earlier this v, cek• Those still on the ballot, but since dropped out, include Phil Crane and John Andersol~, who. has opted to go the Independent route. Teacher Benjamin Felnal> dez is a minor candidate. Seven Republicans are seeking their party's nolnination for United States Senator. including California State Senator John Schmitz and former Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty Perhaps the most identifiable candidate on the Republican slate is Paul .Gann, who co-anthoi•ed Proposition 13 in 1978• Also oil the ballot are James ~,'aie, a bus- iness executive; Phillip Schwartz, a busit~essman; Brian Hvndtnal~, a ine has been not only active m pro- fessional organizations like the T,i-Cou lly•Kindergarten, but also in service groups like the Gridley Pink Ladies, during the mid-1960's. She has also participated in the local branch of the American As- sociation of University Women and the LDS Church. It's not exactly accurate to say that after this school )'eat, Mrs. Pitt will retire. Her days `.`.ill be more than filled with ambitious undertakings. She plans to couunuc her activ- itie~ in tile Mornlon Church, and a tl'ip tO .Japan is Ill her f)lans for tile near future. Also relnrlfing to Ha- waii and laking courses at the Pol- ynesian Cuhural Center has tong been a.goal. She is even consid- ering a trip to England seine day. -Mrs. Pitt's associates, friends and students will have at chance to say gotdb~e to this rclnarkable wolnall at a recef~tiOll at ~|allzan- ila iqanned for this Stmday after- noon, Sol|le of those illeSenl are sure to be members of her first kin- dergarten class at Manzauita -- Inelubers of this year's gladualing class al Gddlcv High. businessman: and Ra~ Hanzlik no occupatmn listed On the Democral side, incum- benl Alan Cranston ~s seeking an- o, her term against Richard Mor- gan, a clergyman running o11 an anti-busing platform; electrician Frank Thomas and David Rees. an oil COl~suhant. Harold T. (Bizz) J'ohnson also `.~ants to keep his Congressional First District Seat. His Democrat challengers include businesswo- man Tracy Murphy, msurance salesman Joseph Gavagan and family.couaselor Tom koree. ,State Assemblyman Eugene Chappie has vacated that position torun unopposed for tile Republi- can nontlnalion IX Congress Seven Democrats want the third district seat in the State Legisla- ture. They include businessman Phil Youngdahl. Count~. Super- vista" George Garcia, ranchei" and county supervisor Alex Ferreita. developer Jerry Lee. county super. visor Jiln Pharris. beekeeper and attorney Gordon Colby and city councillnall -Byron Claiborne Four Republicans `.`.ant that same post, including rancher \\al- ly Herger, busillessman and Butte County Supervisor Bob \\'inston. economist and teacher Joe Brom- lette and governlnelu relations ntan Robert "'Bob" Grahaln. LOCAL RACES it's going to be a close race for Superior Court Jndge to. replace the retiring Jean Morony, and for county supervisor. In the Superior Court Judge contest. District Attorne.v \Viii Mattl.v is fighting it out `.~ ith Chloe attorney Loyd Mulkey. Jr. Paradise la`.~.vel" A. John Merle is also n the race. lncunlbent Superxp, or Bertha .Mo,,elex face, three ,,tiff chal- lengers to keep her fourth di,,trict beat Retired bu,,ine,sman ,le\~ell Jackson, rancher Lynn Demp~,ey and production coordinator \Villiam Ca,,aulong all ~anl to unseat the ir~cumbent. Also on the ballot t, Brenda Jovce Brirnhall. unconte.,ted for member, Count', Board of Educa- tion, Area Four. Besides the propo,qtlon, tsee re- lated ,,tory/. !here ~, an ad`.i,orx measure asking the state legislature IO consider returning tv~o cents of the ',late sate, tax to local district,, instead Ol the curfenI o110 cent rei nl bu rSelltC 11t. Where )ou should vote Foiler, ins are the addresse_,, of the local precincts for `.oters going to the polls June 3: Precinct 410 - Firehou,e. 665 Kentucky Street. Precinct 411 Sacred Heart Parish Hall. 1560 Hazel Street. Precinct 412 Veterans Xle- mortal Hall. S.vcamoreStreet. Precinct 413 Grange Hall. Sheldon Ax enue Precincl 414 Biggs-Gridle3 \Vater District, \Vest Gridley Road. Precinct 415 .Manzanita School. Larkin Road Precinct 416 - Doris Pettersen residence. \Vest Libert> Road. Precinct 417 - J.B. Epting res> dence. Higlma> 70. ONCE UPON A TIME - This June, Manzanita School's kindergarten leacher. Klitherine Piti. shown here reading a stor) to her pupils, will retire from teaching after 40 )ears in the classroom. A reception, in her honor, is planned for this Sunda). June ! from I to 3 p.m. at Manzanita School.