Ukiah News from Ukiah, California on November 30, 1950 · Page 9
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Ukiah News from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, November 30, 1950
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\- *-,.,„ JUST 21 MORE DAYS TO SHOP BEFORE CHRISTMAS! You'll Find "It" Right Here in a Home-Town Store TRY ... BUY ... URIAH FIRST! VOL I, No. 3 TRUCKS RUINING HIGHWAYS Spread of War 0L6oms as Korea Becomes a Trap *'Secretary of State Dean Ache- told the nation and the world night In a radio broadcast on foreign policy that the United States wishes to act with other nations of the free world, through the United Nations, to settle world problems peacefully. But, he added: "If wo must, we will fight tot these principles!" Taking off the kid gloves of diplomacy and speaking In forceful and plain language, Secretary Acheson definitely linked the pres- ent'action of Red China Communist troops In Korea with the world-wide ^conspiracy of the Soviet Union for Communist dom- .Ination of the world. 'In outlining a six-point program hlch, he declared, Is now and has been the foreign policy of the United States for "a long time," Vcheson made it crystal clear that the U. S. fully expects other free nations, under the U. N. banner, ot Join in repelling the Red China attack m Korea. The state secretary's radio address, heard around the world, came right on the heels of a closed session conference held by President Truman with top political and military leaders. It also came as the Chinese Communist delegation are hurling charges In the U. N. security council against the United States claiming that the U. S. A. has "in- 'America faces a transportation problem of the first magnitude. The above statement, which is about as obvious as telling a dripping wet pedestrian that "it looks like rain," opens an article in a recent Reader's Digest, condensed from the Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News, and titled: "The Rape of Our Highways." "Under the relentless battering — of outsize and overloaded trucks," the article continues, "the three million miles of roads that comprise this nation's arteries arc going td pieces faster than we can find the money to replace them," In further accent of this startling disclosure, an editorial comment on highway problems of the conquer and dominate the entire Orient." At a late hour last night, press and U. N. . . - - r j surrounded ^and may be completely encircled and slaughtered by ever increasing hordes of Chinese Communist k forces invading North Korea from P across the Manchurian border. Today the U. S. delegation is expected to press the U. N. security council for a vote on resolutions calling upon Communist China to withdraw Chinese troops from Korea. Passage of this resolution by a majority of the security council is considered probable. It will then go immediately to the U. N. general assembly where, under the a umstances now prevailing In sa, it is highly probable that Continued on Page Four) Redwood Empire, particularly as regards the only "artery" of traffic serving this area, Highway 101, will be found on Page 4 of this Issue of The Uklah News. In an extensive investigation'of highway conditions In the East, the Buffalo Evening News, as quoted In the 'Digest,' found that: "Of the 37,800 miles of Interstate trunk highway in the country, 85,500 miles need Immediate Improvement at a cost of 11 billion dollars. It would cost another 40 billion dollars to bring all our roads up to traffic requirements." Virtually every state has laws limiting the weight of loads trucks are allowed to carry over public highways. But, reports the Buffalo newspaper, spokesmen for the trucking industry "pooh-pooh overloads as a cause of pavement damage and insist that the weather is to blame. On one ten-mile stretch of'U. S. 66, main route between St. Louis and Chicago, pounded day and night by heavy traffic, has been to pieces on its .._ used by trucks, while the two Inner lanes used by lighter passenger cars, are still in good condition. , Sometimes, it was found, a single overload, if big enough will wreck a long stretch of highway pavement, built at public expense. For instance, one such load of massive machinery, moved by special permission across Indiana by trucking over a main highway left a trail of cracked and broken pavement which did not show up until two years later when the weakened and crushed under-footing of the highway Started to show up by surface damage "Pumping IH the term used to describe the familiar "thump- thump-thump" UN your tires pans over pavement joints. The "thumping" Is a tip-off that the highway has begun to "pump." /(Continued on Page Four) Kiwanians Hear Of Truck Damage On State Highways The Uklah Kiwanis club dinner meeting Tuesday night in the Palace hotel heard Claude Mlnard, representative of the California Railroad association warn that overloaded trucks truck drivers are and careless doing heavy •Youth Association Here Now Organized•Laurie Kruzensk Elected First President Boy Scout Unit Again Headed by Judge Gibson Judge Lilburn Gibson was reelected chairman of the Yokayo District Boy Scout committee at a dinner meeting Monday night at the Maple Cafe here. Also re-elected were Sterling Norgard, district commissioner, and Tom Poulos, assistant district chairman. New council members-at-large chosen at the meeting were Forrest Hughes and Dr. Trevis Marsha. Judge Gibson will appoint neighborhood commissioners and committee chairman. George Eckman was chairman of the nominating committee. Appearing at the meeting Mon•ay was Brad Datson, Sonoma- ^tendocino council executive from Petaluma, who met with the committee to formulate plans for the icout craft show to be held in Ukiah Youth Association Is no longer a name but an organization. Members meeting Tuesday night at the City Hall selected the following as their officers; Laurie Kruzensk, president; Jack Thatcher, vice-pres.; Caroline Wright, treasurer; Geneva Fleming, secretary and Don Moschettl, sgt.-at- arms. A constitution was officially adopted and by-laws were discussed but tabled until next meeting which will .be held Dec. 12 at 7-30 p. m. at the City Hall. Membership in Ukiah Youth Association is open to all youth within Uklah High School district who are students at the damage to the state's highway as well as creating disastrous traffic hazards. The railroad executive quoted from national magazine articles and other data derived by highway and traffic studies in this state, itself, to drive home his point that an aroused public opinion must be brought to bear on the truck-overload problem. He said that the record of arrests made by state authorities of truck drivers falling to obey the over-weight laws on public highways shows that most of the apprehended trucks carry from 2 tons to 4 tons over the legal limit. Most of the offenders, the railroad man told the Kiwanians, are the huge overland trucks coming Into California from other states. Kiwanis Club President Rod Zimmerman presided at the well attended meeting. A question and answer period followed the talk made by Mlnard. Joe Louis Wins Joe Louis, making his second comeback try, declsloned Argentina's Cesar Brian, after a 10-round, closely fought contest last night. The 28-year-old South American was a 8-1 underdog for the Chicago Stadium' brawl. Santa Claus Wil Arrive Here By Plane Santa Clans will discard sleigh and reindeer tomor. (Friday) and arrive In Uklah ... the municipal airport at 2j45 p. m. via airplane, under npon* sorshlp of the Uklah Chamber of' Commerce. ,*•*• ' .f He will bo met at the airport by a Uklnh fire department, truck, especially polished for the; occasion, which will deliver him 1 to the parking area behind thti Bank of America building on State street at 8 p. m. Santa will dispense candy to children greeting him while "he tnltes orders for Christmas gifts.; James Jurdlne, chamber of commerce president, said yes-'i ter day Santa will not be ubleki to remain In Ulcluh too long be-? cause of a heavy schedule of appointments In other clllctt. lie will bo taken back to the airport and will leave for tin- other city after his Uklah visit. Jnrdlne promised, however, that Santa probably will bo back hero again before Christmas to greet children at some of the downtown stores. JOE HARRAH IS WILLITS MAYOR VVILLITS — The city council at Its regular meeting here Monday night unanimously elected Joe Hurrah as mayor. He had been serving as "acting mayor" since the resignation of William D. Ford from that office last summer. The newly elected city councilman, Jack Lewis, was sworn in at the beginning of the council session Monday night and Joined in the vote for Harrah. Willlts' new mayor has lived here for the past seven years. Together with his brother, he owns and operates a motor works and machine shop. Harrah's election by the council came as no surprise and was largely a matter of observing formalities, as he had been doing a very popular Job while "acting" as the city's chief executive. Army Reserve Team Will Tell Public Here Tonight About "Air Operations" 'Air operations" will be discussed by Majpr Louis Unger arid Sergeant' Norman J. Lavoie, members of the Sixth Army reserve corps mobile instruction and demonstration team at. the Veterans' Memorial bujJding...tonigM (Thursday)" at' 8' pr-nw -*.• • • ••<?&>•'•• ••" * ~^ The two-hour, subject will in elude the story of the tactical value of airborne troops at Salerno, Crete, Normandy, Burma, Corregidor and Korea. Favorable and unfavorable characteristics and some of the specific missions assigned to airborne troops will be included In the orientation of the basic principles of the use of airborne forces. A short training film will be shown, illustrating the technique of a mass jump and the speed in which troopers accomplish their mission after landing. Future development of airborne forces also will be discussed. On display in the hall will be ^holographs - of air drops In New luinea and Korea and pictures of he experimental C-120 pack air'-, craft and the X-99 airplane, which ^ e K,*. h £. h " ve !.«« car '-y 40 ° fu »y meet at the home of recreation director Bill McGuire, 211 Norton street, on Sunday, Dec. 3 for a short business session. ICntertalnment at the dances, cooperation with school and home, increased activities and a regular meeting place were among the Items discussed. Those present In- cargo. The meeting will be open to the public. From Projectionist to Photographer for — -.- „..„.. ..„ uo I101U ,„ eluded: Jim Shupe, Pat" O'Day, I Former Local Man ionnectlon with Boy Scout Week, I kaurie Kruzensk, Geneva Flem- Feb. 6 to 12. ' The show will feature hand craft and hobby work by all district Cub, Boy and Explorer Scouts from units in Ukiah, Boon- vllle, Talmage and Hopland. Plans are underway to have a "youth ' ' ! the when | ing, Don Moschettl, Stella Martinelli, Carol Mitchell, Jack Thatcher, Nancy Jackson, Barbara Driven, Caroline Wright, Mary Hcry- ford, Shirley Maurer, Jane Kruzensk and Doris Moschetti. Tim U. V. A. will hold its first official dance Friday, Dec. 1, at From projectionist at the old State theatre in Ukiah to architectural protographor for national home magazines is the record of George R. Szanik, son of Mrs. Len Michaelson of this city. A number of interior and exterior photographs taken by Szan- Municipal Clubhouse at 9 30 Ik will be published in the Decem- p. m. Entertainment during inter- her issue of Living magazine The missions Will be planned bv Jim loenl mnn hns hart < nhntr,. Dial Phones in Potter Valley Start Dec. 14 Starting Dec. 14 at noon, Potter ng ele Valley telephone owners will hear a "musical" dial tone Instead of a cheery "number, please" when they pick up the receiver. Reason for the change is the culmination of a $12,000 improvement program for Potter Valley, with a switch-over to dial service. J. F. Danner, manager of the Ukiah and Potter Valley branches, reported an earlier date had been set, but due to technical difficulties, the cutover date has been slated for Dec. 14. Installation of the dial central office equipment is nearing completion, according to Danner, who explained this requires utmost precision work and attention to details as the Intricate equipment requires soldered connections and delicate adjustments before the system is ready to operate. New dial numbers will become effective for all Potter Valley telephones. Special directories con- j taining the new numbers will be Another Historic Landmark WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 1950 Here Passes Into Memory HISTORICAL OLD DOCUMENTS ARE IN NEW QUARTERS Another historic landmark, emptied now of its treasure Wove of records and document!) dating back to the curliest days of Mendocino county, will soon pass Into memory. The old order passes and gives way to the jiewV HOME, SWEET "HOME, or rather "day-by-day" " 'orkplace, for County Recorder r.s. Alta Ballou, shown (left) [ttlng at her desk In the now iiirthouso quarters. The old ,11 of Records has been her ;ss n a _^. . ns _», Jleenty »«"!more recently as recorder, since i nntr ' (Photos by Runae Studio) (Additional Pictures Inside) New Ukiah Radio Station Goes on .the Air Tomorrow Night at 7 for Opening Program WEATHER Showers starling lute Wednesday may InereaKe to heavier rainfall today und for th« next 24 hours with warmer temperature halting the frost mornings. Nov. 22 to Nov. 29, 0 p. m. Total rainfall for period II) Seasonal total 12.76 Last year's seasonal total ...2.75 mailed to subscribers before the | High temperature for week...76 Dec. 14 switch-over date. Low temperature for week 86 OATIE SCHNITZEL- By OATIE'SCHNITZE Poulos, assistant district chair- Pat O'Duy. The lounge will be j Angeles Times. in" 5 " »"~ £ am .!! /Bailable __ for ! _ Now living in i Y. A - McGuire. will be Bill j was graduated from school. The other day the boss said: "Oatie, what do you know about football?" (Personally, all I know about it is it takes a lot of muscles). But I said: "Football is here to stay." The boss said he wanted me to go out to the game ana write down some of the statistics He explained "statics" is put. ting down who done what, and ! how, and how much of it. "Big 14" will be the theme of Ukiah's new independent radio station, KUKI, when 14 chimes, symbolizing the station s 1400 kilocycles, announces the official opening of broadcasting facilities here at 7 p. m. tomorrow night. A two-and-a-half hour dedicatory program will be the f rtU til l«n H»«jia rlnnofmrm. *U,, fj. a ~v H**V :'.s / op \ dincai i.oii'CM i ossiDle I'rice /•H//.V /:</uip/W ici//i about $')()() \Vor//i l:\lras! The Car at— $1,837.00 Factory Delivered Is the Lowest Priced Custom Station Wagon in America! Wrnp-nrouml bumpers, the new grille and flowing hood anil fender liiii-s help give the station wagun Its low road-hiigyini; uppeurunec. SKK IT AND OTHKK UKAND NEW /<;-/ NASH Models at MOUNTAIN MOTORS 728 South State I went where the first feature broadcast over the local station. John Oliveira, station program director, will handle the master of ceremonies chore for the opening program. The advent of the Ukiah station will offer local radio reception for the first time to Mendocino and Lake county communities. The kick-off program will give a resume of the. history and background of Ukiah. During the narration, Bartley Sims, station owner, will provide background organ music. LOCAL TALENT Local talent appearing on the show will Include Al Ford, orchestra leader and singer; Gloria Pacini, accordionist; Bob Manning, western vocalist and a high school quartet, under the direction of John Moody, high school music Instructor. Welcome greetings from leaders of Uklah's civic and service clubs will follow, fefter which city government officials will join in £f- fering congratulations to the new up to the press box station, reporters are supposed, Salutes from other coastal ra- to sit, but it seemed everybody in ! dio stations will be given prcced- town was in there hollering und i ing un introduction of staff mem- Phone 42 :| 7Jm/</ // tti-tti-r tmllt /.umber "'/.onolili' Insulation ''7'iber-G/nss Insulation "A/nso/ii/e Panalivooil '^Certain Teed S *OniY/l /3oy Paints "(• fini'iil .... '''/Ju/Wers Hardware See Us First When You Want Quality Building Supplies THE DIAMOND MATCH CO bothering. 11 wonder how some of those fellows would I'eel if 1 went in bers. KUKI studios and transmitter ;are situated north of Uklah. The In a modern .. ... ft- i ti me BHUULiru uul LI1 to wnrl, ,'nl .' l>I fl '?' WI 'r l Vi VlnB Statlon i8 lt)CUt<Kl "' " '""'""" to woik and hollered and yelled I. , sty | e bull(llng . decorated in u 1 finally wiggled in besides u modern motif. Everything essen- bushy-haired stranger. He said ' ' . his name was Retrospect 1'unt, and he was a scout. "Whut troop?" I uskrd. I told him I used to be junior patrol leader of the Little Beuv- tial to u modern radio station has been Incorporated in the design. The technical equipment is entirely RCA. The complete installation covers three acres of ground. The station's regular broadcasters, but he just turned up l\is nose. I in S hours will be from 7 a. m. to Mr. Flint went on to explain htjH P- m. bel-mgcil to another school that Bartley Sims, owner und mana- was tromg to play our team. He' ger of the station, is known in was writing down all of our nee-; radio up and down the Pacific ret plays. j ( . nu at, having operated stations He talked so much I could eas- ; from Washington to Arizona. In ily see he was nothing more than I addition to organization and man- j ugeriul abilities Sims is reputedly one of the finest organists In California . An organ has been installed In KUKI's main studio and regular programs have been scheduled to feature his organ artis- a spy. I'lTHiimilly, If I wen- u spy, I wouldn't K<\ around blabbing It to everybody. Well, they finally made up their minds to get started. And brmmuuther, if you don't think a ''statics keeper has got his hands East Perkins full. Everything happens at once! They K»VI< the bull to a boy numbered 69 and ho started out (Continued on Page Four) try. John Oliveira, program director, has been in the radio braodcasting field many years and has been active In every phase of radio work. Stanley Ryno will be chief engi- neer. Smith has supervised the installation of the extensive KUKI technical equipment. He is one of the foremost authorities on the technical aspect of radio in northern California. John Franklin, outstanding announcer and disc jockey, formerly spun discs at KJBS in San Francisco, KXRX in San Jose, and KTKC. Franklin also will handle many of KUKI's special and sporting events. A disc jockey with a western twang is "Smiling' Bob" Manning. In the western music field for over 15 years, Smllin 1 Bob has appeared in western movies, television radio shows of all types. (Continued on Page Four) The song is ending but-the memories will linger on. Those, memories -that haunted the Hall of Records building at the southwest corner of the old court house in Ukiah, at Perkins and"N'. School streets, will now have to do their lingering in" the minds and hearts of the "old timers." " Soon the picturesque old Hall of Records will be torn down, another landmark of bygone 1 -ijyja sacrificed to the inexorable on- •, ward march of progress and modern streamlining 1 . ' The lost of the records, some of them dating as far back as,A8'flO, some of them as new as today's recordings, were carried late last week to the new offices of the County Recorder on the ..ftiajh floor of Mendocino County's handsome and modernistic new court house building. With the last- of the records went at least one person for \vh6ni the old building; represented^ her day-by-day occupation since 1925, when she first became a deputy In the^offlco of the then County Recorder,* James R. Elder. Di the mld-SO's, Deputy Alta Ballou was retained Mn that position by. the succeeding Recorder, A. J. Chul- fant, and served with him until his death In 1047. She was appointed to the "top spot" to fill the unexpired term and at the general election this year was elected by the voters of the county to continue as their County Recorder for the present 4-year term. Somewhat proudly and reverently, Mrs. Ballou took a "News" reporter down the long, orderly rows of records, bound in massive volumes, stowed In numbered procession the length and breadth of the new "hall of records." Pausing before one of the metaf filing cabinets, she drew forth a big bound volume and opened it to its first page. There the reporter's eyes fell upon' the 'original "first entry of record" In the history of Mendocino County. It was written In a fine hund,,jn lnk,£and' it .reporuotlithe 'conveyance of SOOTicresor Iftncl, 'mdrr fir . less, situated near the Russian River, sold and deeded by I.mils and Beatrice Plna to Richard Harrison for the stated sum of $3,000. • Perhaps It would require the (Continued on Page Fum•; Secretary of Ukiah Chamber Resigns Dec. 7 Mrs. Ruth Gifford, Uklah Cham- her of Commerce secretary for I he past two years, will submit tier formal resignation to the board of directors of that group at ,th«' December 7 meeting, it was revealed last night. Newly elected members of th> board will go Into office at the December 7 meeting and a new chamber of commerce president will be elected at that time. Mrs. Gifford plans to "leave Ukiah around the first of the year for San Francisco, where her husband, Ross Gifford, plans to go into business. • • The chamber secretary has resided in Uklah approximately three years. She was in. • Sail Francisco on business Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Harriet McLclland" has handled Mrs. Gtfford's duties while the latter has been out of town. New board members who will take office December 7 include Russell Clark, Charles K. Bell, Alan Auger, Fred Danner, Sam Cowan and Bernard Carlson. James Jardine, Uklah insurance agent, is president of the chamber of commerce. """ Monsignor McGough, Native Son of Mendocino County, Dies in Stockton FnendMknd former classmates of Monsignor William &. McUougMIn Mendocino county received belated news this week of his fflfeath in Stockton, Nov. 7. Solemn' Requiem Mass was offered in the Church of in the priesthood Dec. 23, 1949. The McGough family settled in Anderson Valley about 75 years ago and the children were raised there and attended the Con Creek school. Msgr. McGough was the fourth child in a family of teji children- six girls and four boys. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Waltz of Oakland, and Mrs. Ella Cunningham, Kathryn and Rosa M. MoGough of San Francisco; a niece, Miss Marie McGough of San Francisco, and a nephew, Ernest T. Waltz 06 Australia. Kathryn and Rosa McGough and Mrs. Ella Cunningham have devoted their lives to school teaching. Ella was married to the late John Cunningham, member of the prominent pioneer family of Uklah. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Ruby Cunningham, Ukiah postmaster, and of Mrs. Mary Cunningham of Yuba City, a sister of Hale McCowen, Ukiah attorney. " LENGTHY ILLNESS Monsignor McGough died Nov. j 7 after a lingering Illness. He won a native of Downieville, Calif.; ana entered the seminary at 19 at St. Joseph's college In Illinois and completed his studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He wan ordained Dec. 23, 1889, by the lain Cardinal Gibbons in Baltimore.,» Assigned to the archdiocese, oi San Francisco, he served aa assistant pastor of St. Franks church from 1900 until the "fire and earthquake of 1806. For the next two years he was charged with raising funds for the demolished Youth's Directory. He served as assistant at Mission Dolores, San Francisco, "'hi 1808 and 1909 and as pastor pvo- tem at St. Vincent's de Paul's church until 1911, when hevwas assigned to Stockton. While there he also served as member of-the diocesan charity board from 1934 to 1945. • . ... Interment was In Holy-Gross cemetery, Stockton.

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