Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 25, 1987 · Page 7
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 7

Ukiah, California
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Friday, September 25, 1987
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,1987 CO UNITY THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Alaska fishing trip Ukiahan's birthday gift By FAE WOODWARD Community Niwa Editor Persons looking for a special birthday gift, for a mother who seems to have everything, might take a clue from former Ukiahan, Warren Luce. MaryAlice Luce McClure, whose father shared the love of fishing with her as a youngster, shared this love with her three sons. For her 73rd birthday, Warren, her youngest son and his wife, Eugenia, took his mother on a fisherman's dream holiday. The three traveled to Alaska for a 200 mile fishing safari on Togiak Lake, Togiak River and its tributaries. The Ukiah septuagenarian caught more fish each day than, the average Fisherman catches in a year. However, because the Togiak is a wildlife refuge, the fishermen kept only what they could eat — what Mary Alice could cat. (She says she loves fish.) Their final meal of the trip was a fish fry made of two large dolly vardcn, captured by Warren and Eugenia. "The rest of the time, our guides served steak and chops in well prepared meals, including dessert,' the fishcrwoman reports. She explains hooks used on the safari have had the barbs removed. Once the fisherman has had his or her photo taken with the catch, it is returned to the stream. The Ukiah fishcrwoman says the fish arc so plentiful it is hard not to catch them. While eating lunch in her rubber boat, beached on a sandbar, the Ukiahan left her line dangling over the side. An eager fish hooked itself and went swimming up river with her line. When one of the guides asked her what her line was doing upstream, she replied in jest, "There's a fish on it, of course." There was. "You just couldn't help catching fish," she says. McClure, her son and daughter- in-law caught king, sockeye, calico and chinook salmon, artic char, dolly vardcn and rainbow trout. They were almost as busy recording their catches on film as they were reeling in the fish. Their fish story is well documented. Some of their larger catches included a seven-pound sockeye; char and calico salmon running 10 pounds and over; and 30-inch dolly varden. Camping gear, packed into two large rubber boats, included tents, cots, air mattresses, hot shower and food for their meals. Packing, unpacking, setting up camp and meal preparation was under the direction of two guides. The trio and their guides were taken upstream to Togiak Lake in what McClure calls a float plane. (It has pontoons for landing on water.) They spent a week floating and fishing before arriving at the base camp for their return to Dillingham, Anchorage and finally the State of New Jersey, where Warren and Eugenia reside in a community called Maplcwood. Many fishermen, much younger than MaryAlice McClure, would settle back to a little less active existence after an excursion such as the Alaska holiday. The Ukiahan, instead, traveled to Virginia to visit friends of hers and the late Darrell McClure, universally known cartoonist and painter, who died in Ukiah last February. From Virginia, his widow traveled to Washington, D.C., for the wedding of her eldest son's eldest son. Timothy John Luce, son of David and Marna Luce, exchanged wedding vows with Carolyn Clayton, daughter of Mrs. Expanse of the Togiak River In Alaska can be observed behind MaryAlice Luce McClure as she enjoys fishing trip, a birthday gin from her son. Elwood Bates. The ceremony took place in a Washington, D.C., art gallery. MaryAlice returned to California with son, David, and his family, who have a new home in Elvira, near Sacramento. Now that she is back in Ukiah for a well deserved rest, this active septuagenarian is packing for a trip to Salt Lake City where she will celebrate her high school class reunion. These are classmates from Metropolis Valley High School in Wells, Nev. Wells is now a ghost town, and most of those who attended school there now reside in Utah, the Ukiah traveler explains, Although MaryAlice McClure was bom in Nevada, she came from Mendocino County pioneer families — the McCabees of Anderson Valley and the Donohoes. Jerry Donohoe, who served as the county sheriff before the century, was her great grandfather. The home of her great grandparents, at 132 Clara Ave., and the redwood tree, they planted in their yard, are still there. Trie Ukiah home in which their great granddaughter, MaryAlice, raised her family is over 100 years old and has housed seven generations of the Luce family, including her first husband, Charles Luce, and their three sons. Widowed in 1972, MaryAlice married her husband's cousin, Darrell McClure, retired cartoonist, who had drawn Little Annie Roonie for the Kings Feature Syndicate, and was a painter of historical sea vessels. MaryAlice McClure is a seasoned traveler. Until DarreU's illness and subsequent death, the two had traveled extensively to art galleries and historical gatherings where the artist's paintings were on exhibit. 'Gone With the Wind' still favored by readers, library poll indicates '"Gone With the Wind," "The Bible," Stephen King and Erma Bombcck were big winners in the Reader's Poll, sponsored by the American Library Associaton. Mendocino County libraries were participants in the poll taken in honor of the Year of the Reader, according to Norm Hallam, county librarian. "This was a strictly for fun, nons- cicntific poll, celebrating the pleasures of reading," Hallam said. ' The Reader's Poll was distributed to 768 libraries during National Library Week. About 62.200 readers n Tended including a presidential contender, former president, prime minister and chairman of the board, Hallam reported. He said the results were announced by Linda K. Wallace, director of the library association's public information office. Hallam said Wallace announced "Gone With the Wind" was the clear "reader's choice" for the best book read, with well over half the votes cast by 20,450 adults (about three quarters of them women). She reported Ann Landers was among them, nominating "Gone With the Wind" both as her personal favorite and the book having the greatest influence on her life. "I read it in the late 30s, soon affcr it was published — when I was very young and more impressionable," Landers said. "In spite of her ambitious and not very noble scheming, I immediately identified with Scarlett O'Hara's determination not to let customs, proprieties, people or events dictate the terms and quality of her life." Former President Jimmy Carter said he considered "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," by James Agec and Walker Evans, his all- time favorite. The former president of the United Stales told the library association he reads "two or three books at any time, every chance I get." Hallam said other books nominated as "best" ranged from "The Bible" to current best-sellers, there being marked preference for romamntic, mulligenerational family sagas. Author James Michener had the most books nominated. "The Thom Birds," by Colleen McCullough was another popular choice. According to the poll report received by Hallam, some readers said they couldn't limit themselves to one title. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher listed "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," by John leCarre; "The First Circle," by Alexander Solzhenitsyn; "The Spirit of England," by Sir Arthur Bryant; and "The Seed and the Sower," by Sir Laurens Van der Post, among her current favorites. Some readers opted for childhood favorites, including "The Cat in the Hat" and "Pollyanna" (one reader wrote, I read it five times). Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut in the United States, chose "Winnie the Pooh." New York Gov. Mario Cuomo recalled "Swiss Family Robinson" as a favorite. Hallam said comedian Bob Hope claimed not to have an all-time favorite book, but expressed great admiration for Mark Twain, whose works he collects. Hallam said the poll showed Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume and Laura Ingalls Wilder were clearly the "people's choice" for favorite author, by readers under age 12. Their works were mentioned fre- quentlyu as best, funniest and most influential books. Cleary VRamona" series ranked high with both boys and girls, as did Blume's "Superfudge." Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys also garnered votes. Calendar TONIGHT ROSH HASHANAH OBSERVANCE, 6 p.m., in private home in Ukiah. Phone 485-5591 or 462-6951. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 to 7 p.m.. 2181 S. State St.. Ukiah. UKIAH GRANGE MEETING, 6:30 p.m.. Grange Hall, 740 S, State SI. MARTIAL ARTS KARATE EXPLORER POST 213, sponsored by veterans, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Seminary Avenue and Oak Street. Phone 462-0744. VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial building, comer of Seminary Ave. and Oak St., Ukiah. REDWOOD VALLEY GRANGE, 8 p.m., 8650 East Rd., Redwood Valley. For information call 462-0233. ALANON FAMILY GROUP, 8 p.m., 741 S. Oak St.. behind the church. GRATITUDE GROUP AA MEETING, 8 p.m., 640 Orchard Ave., Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 to 9 p.m., Willits Grange Hall, School Street, Willits. Phone 459-6482. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS CANDLELIGHT MEETING, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., 2181 S. State St. SATURDAY CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP, Community Ftoom, Ukiah General Hospital, 1120 S. Dora St. CPR CLASS, by American Red Cross, 9 am to 5, Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St. HISTORICAL SOCIETIES' SYMPOSIUM, 10 a.m., registration at Held-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library. 603 W. Perkins St. FREE PREGNANCY TESTING AND COUNSELING, 10 am to 2, Pregnancy Counseling Center, 331 N. School St., 463-1436 (24 hour hotline). GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30, 431 S. Main St., Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 5:30-7 p.m.. Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE, 7:30 to 11 p.m., Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St. Admission $3. SUNDAY MOOSE LODGE BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. to 12, Moose Lodge Hall, 1282 S. State St., Ukiah. BRUNCH STORY TIME, a child-care service of The Dancing Pig Theater, 11 a.m. to 1. Palace Hotel, Ukiah. GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM, open noon to 4:30 p.m., 431 S. Main St., Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 p.m., open speaker discussion, 2181 S. State St., Ukiah. MONDAY FELLOWSHIP GROUP AA MEETING, 8:30 a.m.. 12 noon and 8 p.m., 2205 S. State St. (Question and Answers). Call 463-1199. FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES * ADOLESCENT CLINIC, 8-30 a m. to 3:30, Mendocino County Department of Public Health offices, 890 N. Bush St.,, Ukiah. SCIENCE CLASS/CLUB, 9 a.m. to noon for 6-12-year olds; Vinewood Park, on Elm. IMMUNIZATION, TB TESTS & BLOOD PRESSURE clinic, 9 a.m. to noon, Mendocino County Department of Public H ealth. 890 N. Bush St.. Ukiah. (Except when holiday falls on fourth Monday.) GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM closed on Monday. CHIT CHAT PEO meeting on Oct. 9 Reservations are due Oct. 5 for the fall meeting of the Redwod Empire Reciprocity Bureau, PEO Sisterhood, Oct. 9, at the Oakmont Inn, Santa Rosa. To reserve space, PEO members may phone Beverly Swan by the deadline date. Registration for the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12. Chapter LZ will host the event. Chapter TC will provide the program. Rebekah leader will visit Ukiah Jane Jensen of Sacramento, president of the Rebekah Assembly of California, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will be in Ukiah Monday, Sept. 28, to conduct an official district meeting for lodges of District 68. The session will take place during the regular meeting of Cornelia Rebekah Lodge 205, which begins at 8 p.m.j in the Odd Fellows Hall, 100 block on East Standley Street.' A dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Manor Inn, 920 N. State St., in honor of the visitor, according to the local Rebekah noble grand, Nadine Scott. For additional information, members may reach Scptt at 462-3365. Bernice Harpe of Long Valley Rebekah Lodge, Laytonville, district deputy president of District 68, wil preside, during the district session. Co-hostesses are members of lodges in the district, Cornelia, Long Valley and Lagunita Rebekah Lodge of Willits. Scott urges fall Rebekahs in the area to attend the dinner or meeting. Japanese-style flower arranging A member of Ikebana International, a world-wide organization of Japanese flower arrangers, Ron Brown will be offering classes in Ukiah, starting Tuesday, Sept. 29. A student Of the Sogetsu Dceba,- na school of flower arranging, Brown, resident of Cloverdale, will offer a series of 10 lessons in Ukiah, staring next week. Thejy will include basic styles and more advanced tecniques of the Soget- su (Grassj Moon) School of arranging. Classes will emphasize the practical aspects of flowler arranging. ' "I want my classes to be enjpy- able," he says. "We will use locally available materials, so that the arranger knows what to do with the plants growing in his or her garden. "Japanese flower arranging is for everyone. It opens the mind to the {creative possibilities of plants and brings a sense of peace and cahri to the arranger,' he says. Brown studied Ikebana with BuHeigh Fedanzo of Santa Rosa and Shuko Kobayashi of San Francisco. In addition to belonging to Ikebana International, Brown is a member of the San Francisco Branch of the Sogetsu School. He also belongs to the Santa Rosa Arrangers Guild and the National Chrysanthemum Society. i Classes in Ukiah will be on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Veterans service officer in Covelo A representative of the Mendocino County Veterans Service Office will be in Round Valley at the Indian Health Center Monday, Sept. 28, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3. The representative will be able to process claims with the Veterans Administration and answer all questions pertaining to veterans benefits, it was announced today by James V. Burdick, veterans service director. The Veterans Service Office was established by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors to assist veterans and their dependents in applying for benefits. All interested veterans and their families in Round Valley are invited to take advantage of this service, Burdick announced. Canine Companion dinner Oct. 2 Rita Drivell of Ukiah Emblem Club will prepare her famous lasagna with all the trimmings for the club's regular benefit for Canine Companions for Independent Living. The dinner has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Ukiah Elks Lodge, 1728 Hastings Rd. Dinner proceeds help to pay for training a dog for a qualifying person who is deaf or otherwise disabled. To reserve seats for the dinner, Ukiahans should phone the Elks Lodge (462-1728) or Doreen Moir (485-5266). Moir also will take calls from persons who know someone who may qualify for a canine companion,. Ida igli speaking at historical meet Ida Egli will be tonight's speaker for the "Our Women in History" symposium in Ukiah for the Conference of California Historical Societies. Registration for the event began this morning in the rield- Poage Memorial Home and Research Library. Egli, who teaches at both! Mendocino and Santa Rosa junior colleges, will speak at the 7 p.m. dinner meeting at the Manor Inn. Her subject will be tk Women Writers and the Roles They Played." In an early article in The Jour- naj it was erroneously reported that a popular Ukiah woman, Ruth Egli, was to be the speaker. Saturday, the historians from all over the state, will travel to the Konocti Inn in Lake County. They will lunch at the Kelseyville Lions Club. It previously was reported lunch would be at the Inn. This was incorrect Dinner Saturday evening will be at the 12th District Fairgrounds in Ukiah. Ann Holden will speak on " 'The Painter Lady,' Grace Carpenter Hudson." Christmas Faire spaces available Ukiah Community Center now is taking applications for booth space for the community's annual Christmas Crafts Faire. The event will take place this year in Carl Purdy Hall, Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah. The date is Dec. 5. Sale areas will be organized at 8 a.m. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6. Samples of any craft items to be sold, or pictures of crfaft items must accompany space applications. To obtain application forms, those planning to take part may phone Connie Foster (463-8879) or may drop by the Ukiah Community Center, 505 S. State St. Booth fees are $10 for a 4 x 6-foot space; or $20 for an 8 x 6-foot space. Crop yValkers gather sponsors Ukiahans who are taking part in the nationwide Crop Walk this year are gathering sponsors in order to raise money for food for the poor. Sponsor record forms are available at Ukiah Community Center, 505 S. State St. They should be completed befor the walk, scheduled Oct. 4. The 6.2-mile walk will benefit the Ukiah Community Center's food bank and the Challenge Garden Project. It will begin at 1:30 pm.m at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds on North State Street, going south on State Street, then west to Dora, North to Todd Grove Park and back to the fairgrounds. Persons with questions regard* ing participation may contact Cpnju* Foster it its Community Center (4*24879).

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