Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on February 9, 1987 · Page 3
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Ukiah, California
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Monday, February 9, 1987
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1987- 3 Ukiah's longest love affair By FAE WOODWARD Community N«wi Editor Just six days before Valentine's Day, Ukiah's oldest sweethearts celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. William "Fred" Lucas and Lanie Smith exchanged their wedding vows Feb. 8, 1916, in Kemmett, Mo., after knowing each other just two weeks. They have been together ever since. The couple raised three sons and a daughter and have outlived two of their children. There are 24 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 24 great, great grandchildren and 23 great, great, great grandchildren. Fred was born Aug. 31,1895, in Brookport, 111., on the banks of the Ohio River. When he was three weeks old, his family moved to Paducali, Ky., where they resided for four years before moving to Popular Bluff, Mo. After a few more years, they moved to Parlayuld, Ark., and then later toBlythvllJe, Ark. The constant moving was to keep up with the roofing business. Fred's father moved his family where he could find work. In 1916, he moved the family to Kemmett, Mo. Three weeks later, Fred and Lanie met at a church function. The young woman who stole his heart was the youngest of five children raised by a widowed father on a farm in Bowling Green, Ky. Although Fred and Lanie talk a great deal about their lives together, they seem to have very few special memories of their childhood. Fred does remember walking to school, and the two recall the Mississippi River freezing over in 1918 — "the year of the big flu epidemic," they point out. Much like Fred's father, the couple moved a great deal during the early years of their Fred and Lanie Lucas of Ukiah have been married for 71 years. marriage, because like his father, Fred continued in the roofing and then in the construction business. Finally, in 1932, during a house building boom in the Los Angeles area, they arrived in California. During World War II, they moved to Oregon and Fred went into the septic tank business. He continued in that business when they returned to California. They resided first near Bakersfield and Manteca, and came to Redwood Valley almost 20 years ago. They have been making their home on the bank of the Russian River off Lake Mendocino Drive since 1980. "Dedication" is the couple's secret for their long-lasting love affair. They say they always talk things over before they do them, and they have always lived for each other. Fred Lucas is 91 years old. His bride of 71 years is 89. Accused drug lord claims to be broke JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UPI) — A reputed Colombian drug lord said today he had no money for an attorney because "I have lived in the jungle the last four years" and was ordered held without bond at a hearing held under heavy security. Federal agents with machine guns guarded the federal courthouse before the arrival of Carlos Enrique Lender Rivas, alleged to be a leader of the cartel that supplies 80 percent of the cocaine in the United States. U.S. Magistrate Harvey Schlesinger ordered him held without bond for a March 23 trial on an 11-count drug conspiracy indictment. He also ordered a public defender for Lender, who is said to be a leader of a ring that smuggled in 80 percent of the United States' cocaine. When Schlesinger asked him if he could afford an attorney, Lender, dressed in a suit and tie but appearing bedraggled and sleepless, said, "I have no cash and no money in the bank. "I have been hunted by the Colombian army for the last four years," he said. "I have lived in the jungle the last four years and have been disconnected from society the last four years." Assistant U.S. Attorney Ernst Mueller said he and his staff spent the weekend preparing the case against Lender and said security would be a priority for Lender. "Security is going to be extra, extra tight until this thing is over," Mueller said. "He has made generic threats, not naming anyone in particular, but he said he would kill a federal judge a week until he is freed.'' Nation's longest-wed honored for 80 years Quote of the Day By United Press International American gunrunner Eugene Hasenfus, boarding a plane for the United States a day after his release from prison in Nicaragua: "I'm just going to settle down and be a father for awhile." KITTANNING, Pa. (UPI) Calvin Dunmire says the license he bought for a half-dollar 80 years ago to marry his boss' daughter was the best investment he ever made. Dunmire and his wife, Mina, were honored Sunday by a group called Marriage Encounter as the nation's longest-married couple. He is 105 and she is 100. They were married April 24, 1906, in this western Penn- sylvania town where Dunmire was a bank president for nearly a half-century and founded a lumber company now operated by a grandson. Dunmire said he met his wife when he was working for her father. "She was one of seven daughters and the best looking. Her father liked me and agreed to let us marry. "I paid 50 cents for the marriage license. It's the best investment I ever made in my life. Lots of love. That's what made our marriage work." For The Record It is the policy of the Daily Journal to correct any factual errors. Corrections will be published as soon as possible. Errors should be called to the attention of the managing editor by calling 468-0123, ext. 313. Ukiah Daily 'Journal MMtfodiw County. 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