Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 7, 2004 · Page 8
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 8

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, March 7, 2004
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.A-8- SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2004 REMINISCE THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL This Was News Continued from Page A-3 HOPLAND HOME IS DAMAGED BY FIRE. HOPLAND - A fire believed to have started from an oil heater did between $3,000 and $5,000 damage yesterday in l;the Cecil Taylor home on the South outskirts of Hopland. ••'. Vince Lotti, a merriber of .the Hopland fire department, .-.said everything in the home's '-living room was destroyed by 'the blaze discovered by Mrs. '.Taylor about 2:30 o'clock. X She immediately called the *Hopland fire department 'which brought the blaze under control. The Ukiah depart- >ment also was summoned and '''sent equipment to the scene. :100 years ago v Friday, March 11,1904 Mendocino Dispatch- Democrat '•' ALL BIDS REJECTED. 1 The School Trustees of Ukiah • 'district opened bids last 'Saturday for the proposed new school house, but all bids were considered too high and • 'were rejected. It is probable 'that the plans will be modified '•and new bids solicited. '' < Contractor J. O.. Kuykendall, the Santa Rosa • 'contractor, put in the lowest ''bid. Mr. Kuykendall now has • the plans in hand and will 'ftvise them and try to bring the cost within the limit of the' bond issue, and it is quite probable that he will get the contract and will begin work in the near future. A FIRE ALARM. A fire alarm was turned in from the residence of N. B. Kirtley on Standley Street Wednesday afternoon. The fire department was on the spot in two or three minutes ready for business, but fortunately it was only a chimney burning out and it was not necessary to turn on the big hose. NO LICENSE FOR FRUIT PEDDLERS. E. Holmberg, of Philo, was in town this week and presented a petition to the Board of Supervisors asking them to' exempt from the peddler's license all peddlers who peddle fruits, vegetables, etc. The petition was largely signed by the fruit men of Anderson valley. The proposition to exempt the fruit peddlers was passed by a vote of three to two. GOVERNMENT AID NEEDED. The Board of Supervisors have signed a petition to the proper authorities at Washington asking that the national government appropriate $20,000 for the improvement of the Overland Mail road running from Willits into Humboldt county. ,,, POLITICAL NOTES. W. H. Miller, the stableman, and ,,F. Brunner, the retired mer- r. chant, have yielded to the ^solicitation of friends and ..agreed to serve as town •.trustees if the voters see fit to Delect them. Both are good cit- ,~izens who will stand for a ibusiness-like administration for good order and public .progress. ;" "Davy" Jamison is being talked of for town marshal. If he should get the office ordinances will be enforced and hoodlumism checked. WHY IT DIDN'T QUIT RAINING. When the board of supervisors met this week it was suggested that they pass a resolution to stop the rain. Supervisor Smith suggested that Rawles be induced to introduce the resolution in order to secure an "aye" vote, otherwise Rawles would from force of habit vote "no." The resolution was not passed and it continues to rain. THE RAINFALL. The rainfall up to 8 o'clock this morning, as recorded by Dr. George McCowen, at Ukiah is 43.59 inches for the season. J. M. Harlan, the well known piano tuner, will make his regular annual trip to Ukiah and Willits in April. "Since 1980" Full Service We Buy &Sell Gold & Silver Coins 468-4640 303 'A' Talmage Rd., Uldah Al TRAVEL CENTER is proud to host ON STAGE ALASKA an exiting presentation by Alaska experts. You'll be inspired by the performers' knowledge and genuine love of the Great Land. Come join us for a thoroughly entertaining and informative show! Date: March 9,2004 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Hampton Inn - across from WalMart R.S.V.P. Today! Al Travel Center 505 E. Perkins St. Ukiah, CA 95482 462-2931 Hdlaixl@Amertca Politics Continued from Page A-3 1920. The nation had tired of President Wilson's attention to international affairs after World War I, and Harding promised a "return to normalcy." As Election Day neared, circulars spread across Ohio and other states alleging that Harding's family had black forebears, including his grandfather. The fliers were traced to William Estabrook Chancellor, a professor at the College of Wooster in Ohio who seemed obsessed with race. No persuasive case has been made for racial intermarriage in the Harding family. "The assumption in 1920 was, 'What an awful thing,'" said Robert H. Ferrell, a presidential historian and Harding biographer. "Now it might be something to brag about." Harding had heard the rumors all his life and was ready to respond. "They had prepared a fairly detailed genealogy that showed the impossibility of some of these outrageous claims that were being made," said John W. Dean, the former counsel to President Nixon whose latest book is a Harding biography. Neither Harding nor Cox discussed the rumor in public. "Harding is above the norm in the sophisticated workings of the press. He understands how the press works," Dean said. "He knows how not to create a story." Some newspapers published brief stories detailing the Harding genealogy without any mention of the mixed- blood allegation. Editorials and letters denounced only "llth-hour libel" against Harding. Most of the press stayed away from the rumors — until the Wooster board of trustees fired Chancellor four days before the election. That was news. So were statements from the chairmen of the national Democratic and Republican parties, each blaming the other for the rumors. The day before the election, the Republican-friendly Dayton Journal had had enough. Its front page proclaimed, "The Vile Slanderers of Senator Harding and His Family Shall Seek Their Skunk Holes 'Ere Today's Sun Shall Have Set!" The Journal outlined the allegations, infuriating Harding. Other newspapers began reporting that Harding had been the target of a smear. Wire services carried the Chancellor dismissal and the party statements. The Washington Post barred no detail, but the Atlanta Constitution omitted the racial element and simply called the circulars hostile to the campaign. The Chicago Tribune told its readers of allegations that some of Harding's ancestors "were colored," a charge that carried all sorts of implications in segregated America. That Tuesday, Nov. 2, was not only Election Day but Harding's 55th birthday. His gift from voters was an unprecedented landslide. He won 37 of the 48 states and outpolled Cox by 7 million votes In spite of the rumor. "Harding's position was so strong against Cox it wouldn't have tipped the balance," Ferrell said. 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