Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Search Party New Looking For Missing Man Although the Civil Air Patrol has officially closed the search lor the missing Cessna aircraft with four persons aboard, the consequences consequences «f that crash were felt 1 today when Deputy Sheriff Willard Willard Farquhar led a new search party lo Wilshire Peak today looking looking for Paul Ford, 62, of Oak Glen who went on his own search party Friday and has not yet returned. returned. Accompanying Deputy Farquhar was San Gorgonio District Ranger Oliver Holmes and Luke Shores, foreman of Ford's Snowline ranch in Oak Glen. They and others reportedly reportedly were planning a search! of the area between Oak Glen and Wilshire Peak. Paul Ford is the son of Isaac Ford, 1315 W. Cypress avenue. Mr. Ford reportedly' left sometime sometime Friday with a toboggan, a 1 bed roil and some supplies believing believing that the missing plane had! crashed near Wilshire Peak. Boyd Beaty, who resides with Mr. Ford, reported the trip to the; Ford Ranch Saturday but no onei became too concerned until yesterday yesterday since Mr. Ford has been a life-long resident of Oak Glen audi knows the mountain country well However, because he was known to have taken only a small quantity quantity of food and because of the storm, both rain and snow in Oak Glen, a search was started this morning. The party left about 10 a.m. and apparently planned to travel as tar as possible by jeep before moving the rest of the -way on foot. No word had been received from the search party at press time today. Tlie CAP announced yesterday that it was giving up the eight-! day search for the missing air-' craft after flying 183 missions iron] the San Bernardino airport alone. Other CAP units were active in the search from the San Diego area. The plane left Los Angeles March 2 at approximately 11:15 a^m. on the normal lVi-hour flight to Imperial Valley. It has not been heard from since. Pilot of the craft was Mrs. Marjorie Marjorie King, 35, who was accom-| panied by her mother, Mrs. Mar-j jorie Kumler, La Jolla, and Mr and Mrs. Jacob Wierdsma, Lon-! doii England. . . Clifford Kumler, Jr., a son-in- law of Mrs. Sydney J. Wynne of| Redlands and son of Mrs. Kum ler, has been in Redlands since the search started, accompanying several ground search parties in the Mt. San Gorgonio area. Over| the weekend, another son, Rob'erti Kumler ot Santa Barbara, also joined in the search but has re turned home. Mrs. Wynne said this morning that Clifford, his father, and a daughter, Mrs. Grace PafkhursL left this morning to''check af : new lead in the desert area near Pio-: neertown when someone phoned the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office that a wing which matched the color of the missing craft had 1 been sighted near there. L. pi SI to I I.