Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 1, 1981 · Page 17
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Tuesday, September l, 1981 Ukiah & the Redwood Empire Uklati Dally Journal, Uklah, Call!.—3 E mpire news briefs Lawmen's report Robbery suspect nabbed An ex-felon was arrested by sheriff's officers for the armed robbery of Club Calpella and the attempted murder of a patron there In August. Leon Joseph Prease, 26, of Calpella was identified as the person responsible for two armed robberies and the shooting of patron David Lewis on August 22. Lewis, 53, had been shot in the arm during the robbery. Frease is also charged with an earlier robbery on August 15, in which close to $500 Was taken. A search warrant was served at a Redwood Valley residence where the suspect was present. The sheriff's office has a .222 caliber pistol which deputies Indicate was used in the crime. Frease was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, according to the sheriff's department. A second suspect, a juvenile, is also implicated in the incident, but is not in custody, the sheriff's department reported today. 800 marijuana plants seized Sheriff's deputies arrested six suspects for cultivation of marijuana and seized 800 marijuana plants in three busts Saturday. The busts occurred in the Bell Springs area, Piercy and Yorkville, according to the sheriff's office. Arrested were Daniel Dawson, 26; Craig Rivera, 26; Thomas Winkle, 44; Joan shafer, 32; Todd Wagner, 31; and Richard Saloney, 31. Sheets stolen A Ukiah woman reported the theft of three sets of sheets from a laundromat at the Pear Tree Center. Cheryl Eatman, 25, told Ukiah police she put the sheets in a machine in the laundromat about 9:45 Sunday night and when she returned an hour later, the sheets were missing. Coast residents injured Three coast residents were injured wh&i driver Jean Coulter, 35, of Fort Bragg, lost control of her vehk:le on Highway 20 Sunday evening. Coulter was heading west on 20 when a cat escaped from a travel'box. According to-the Highway Patrol. Coulter moved to control the cat, and lost control of her car. Coulter and passengers Holly Nailor, 20, and Jimmy Nailor, 2, both of Fort Bragg, were taken to Coast Hospital with minor injuries. Driver Patrick was heading west at excessive speed when he lost control on a turn, according to the Highway Patrol. Both men were taken to Healdsburg Hospital. Obituaries Vera-Ellen dead at age 55 HOLLYWOOD, (UPI) - Vera-Ellen, dimpled kewpiedoll musical star of the 1940s and '50s died of cancer Sunday night at UCLA Medical Center. She was 55. The singer-dancer entered the hospital Aug. 27, according to family spokesman A.C. Lyles, a motion picture producer. Born Vera Ellen Rhoe in Cincinnati, Ohio, Vera- Ellen began her climb to fame at 13 as a winner of Major Bowes Amateur Hour in New York. As a teenager she became a Rockette at the old Roxy Theater and later, joined Ted Lewis' orchestra. Thereafter, the slender blonde performer appeared in a number of Broadway plays Including "Very Warm for May" in 1939, "Higher and Higher" in 1940, Panama Hattie" and her breakthrough performance in "A Connectict Yankee" in 1943. Vera-Ellen came to Hollywood under contract to Sam Goldwyn in 1945 to star with Danny Kaye in "Wonder-man," followed by "The Kid from Brooklyn," again with Kaye. During the 1940s and '50s her leading men included Bing Crosby, Fred Astalre, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Red Skelton and Frank Sinatra. Perhaps her most memorable performance was in the 1948 "Words and Music," In which she and Kelly starred In the sultry "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" number. : Vera-Ellen's last film was "Let's Be Happy" wu% Tony Martin in 1957. . For the past 24 years she has lived in retirement In her Hollywood Hills home. She was married and divorced twice, first to dancer Robert Hightower and to businessman Victor Rothschild whom'she divorced in 1968. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Westwooc Memorial Park. She has no Immediate surviving family. Robert Sturges . Robert Sturges, 83, of Uklah, died Sunday, August i SO, In a local convalescent hospital, ; A retired rancher and World War I veteran, he , was born October 8,1897, In Nebraska and had been :« resident of this community for 85 years. His wife, ; Gertrude Sturges passed away In 1976. He Is survived by bis children, Robert, Jack and Dean Sturges, Mrs. Darlene King* Mrs. Donna Grayson, Mrs. Jean Johnson, Mrs. Dolores Wells, all of Uklah, Mrs. Anna Marie Olds of Wheatland; IS grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Services will be at Eversole Mortuary Wedne* day, Sept. a, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Joseph. Fry officiating, . , , Interment will be In Uklali Cemetery. The Ukiah Dally Jour naMPublicatlon No.646920) Is published daily except Saturdays and certain holidays at 590 S. School St., P.O. Box 749, Ukiah, Ca. 95482, (707) 468 0123. Subscription rates Car rler, S3.25 per month ($39 00 per year); auto route, S3.75 per month $45 00 per year); mail $4.00 per month ($48.00 per year). 25 cent* per copy. Second class postage paid at Ukiah, Callt. Court Decree No. 9267. EAT YOURSELF BIG NEW MOVIE-TQNIGHT FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY HELD OVER thru THURSDAY WeekDays-7:33-9:41 •Er A UNIVERSAL PICTUREI They're off! Photo by Bob Poplin Local thoroghbreds charged toward the finish line at the Redwood Empire Fair's Diaper Derby last Friday. With their parents urging them on, the tod­ dlers shifted into four-limb drive as part of the festivities of Kids' Day. Lay ton trial will resume today SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - The prosecution has only six more witnesses to offer in the trial of Peoples Temple aide Larry Layton, 35, accused of participating in the plot that led to the slaying of Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., in Guyana. The jury trial was in recess Monday because U.S. District Judge Robert Peckham. needed, time..for ' other business. It resumes today. Before the weekend break, the prosecution said it had only six more witness to present and it was expected to be finished by Thursday. Among the witnesses Friday was Peoples Temple defector Dale Parks •FREIGHT (Continued from Page 1) we don't get results, we will demand that the commission, set the rates. There could be delays, but we expect to see these rates resolved. The impact is quite substantial," Settle said. Reactions in Ukiah to news their freight charges may be too high was varied. Bill Adams of Masonite said the surcharge was a problem, but was insignificant compared to other costs. "I don't see how one factor can be that big a deal," Adams said. But Sheila Gray, a shipping clerk at Microphor in Willits, said "We pay a high and excessive rate. It's a real problem." Gray said Microphor makes a unique product, and can therefore pass the extra costs on to their customers. If ihey had competitors in their field, she said, the rates would make it more difficult to,compete. who told the jury that Layton was taking drugs at the time of the slaying at a jungle airstrip but was "functioning just like the rest of us." Parks, 30, a respiratory therapist at Jones' Guyanese commune, said Layton was taking an antidepressant drug with a potent painkiller but did not appear to be mentally unbalanced. "He was walking around and functioning just like the rest of us," Parks said. Layton was accused of conspiracy in the slaying of the California Democrat at the Jonestown commune airport. The killing was follow- She added that since deregulation of transportation earlier this year, they have been negotiating for lower rates with shippers. "But," she said, "we still have to pay most of the surcharge." Fetzer Winery in Redwood Valley dealt with the problem by eliminating it. "We do our own trucking," said Patty Fetzer. She said the arrangement leaves the company more flexibility, but added the high rates "helped make the decision." Now You Know President Woodrow Wilson, in 1914, became the first U.S. president since John Adams, in 1800, to deliver a message (State of the Union) to Congress in person. ed by the mass murder-suicide of more than 900 Peoples Temple followers. Jones also died in the tragic rite. Parks said sometime 15 men would seriously beat a recalcitrant cultist so badly he would have to be hospitalized in the primitive jungle clinic. Other temple members would taunt him with guns and wrap hissing" snakes around his head, he said. The physical abuse would be followed by work duty on a "learning crew," consisting of hard work in the hot sun with constant verbal abuse from a loyal supervisor. Now You Know Old Ironsides actually had a wooden hull but earned the nickname when a cannon shot in the War of 1812 fell harmlessly off her side and'a sailor is said to have shouted, "Huz­ za! 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