SUNDAY, AUGUST 2,1917 COMMUNITY THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Ukiahans search for old highway sign By FAE WOODWARD Eflfttif Whatever happened to the sign that announced Ukiah as gateway to the redwoods? "Everyone remembers it, but no one knows what happened .to it," says Ed Bold, a history buff who has been investigating the sign's disappearance. Originally purchased by Uriah's Chamber of Commerce, the sign at night According to the news article, the sign was to be placed over the highway next to the " turn off to the State Hospital." Modern day Ukjahans might immediately suppose this meant Talmage Road, but Bold discovered, from old timers, Gobbi Street was originally used to go to the property in Talfltage which now houses The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. , r Photos taken for Ukiah postcards was approximtely two-feet high in the '30s show the sign in place. ^'^ J^J^J^ Ulu"?i"ated let- However, State Street has a. much Some think sign removed when street widened ten, spelling out Ukiah. Below these were eight-inch non* illuminated letters announcing this community as "Gateway to the Redwoods." Bold found Jhe discription of the sign in an article in the April 18, 1923, issue of the old Ukiah Republican Press, a forerunner of The Ukiah Daily Journal. The article announced plans to erect the sign on State Street. The City of Ukiah was to provide electricity to the illuminating letters different appearance than it does today. Trees and telephone poles draw the eye to e perspective point, which when examined through a magnifying glass discloses a sign above the old Cecil Hotel which formerly stood in the spot now occupied by Rexall Drug. It is estimated, the "gateway" sign was taken down sometime during the '40s. Bold says many believe it was taken down when State Street was widened. However, his search of old newspapers GATEWAY TO THE REDWOODS This sign once hung over State Street just north of the Gobbl Street Intersection. The photograph, taken In the '30s, Is from the postcard collection of Lila Lee at the Held- Poage Memorial Home and Research Library. has not yet uncovered the date of this event. Don Richardson of the raids department told Bold the sign was kept at Ukiah Airport for years. In fact, at the time he discussed it with Bold, he believed it was still there. He later discovered it wasn't At the time the sign was pot up, State Street was Highway 101. The Gobbi State intersection was the edge of town. A ball diamond was located in the spot now occupied by Safeway's parking tot The Leland Montgomery home was located across thf street where Payless has its parking lot Bold says on the southeast corner was the Descendants Barbecue. This corner later was occupied by Medico Drug, and now the building houses a pet shop. EDITOR'S NOTE: With the assistance of Lila Lee of the Held* Poage Memorial Home and Research Library, The Ukiah Daily Journal will be offering more stories on Ukiah's history. Local residents are invited to contribute to these tales from the past Postman retires after 40 years Harry Stutsman sorts mall for the last time. Harry Stutsman delivered the mail to his Ukiah customers for the last time Thursday. Stutsman has been a mailman for 40 years: 20 years with the postal service in the United States Navy and another 20 with Ukiah postof- fice. It will actually be 40 years in November, but unused sick leave brought the additional 20 years around early. When asked what his retirement plans are, Stutsman said he and wife, Arlene, first plan an extended vacation, traveling, fishing and hunting, for about three months. Both are members of Ukiah Grange and the Moose Lodge and plan to continue active participation in these two organizations. Harry said he is trading bis walking jboes in for a bicycle on which he plans to do a lot of rifling. A native of Mendocino County, Stutsman was born in Hopland 60 years ago to Ruth and Robert Stutsman. He grew up in the Ukiah area, enlisted in the Navy at age 20, and served his 20 years behind a postoffice window wherever he was assigned. Retirement from the service gave him some footwork, delivering mail to local residents. A large sheet cake was prepared in his honor Thursday by the wife of one of the postmen. It was placed in the postoffice annex break room where it was shared with fellow employees. IN UNIFORM Todd Taylor Army PFC. Todd Taylor, son of Peggy J. Cabo and stepson of Richard Cabo of Riverside Drive, Ukiah, has arrived for duty with the 37th Field Artillery in West Germany. Taylor, an artillery system mechanic, is a 1984 graduate of Ukiah High School. His wife, Kathryn, is the daughter of Francisco R. and Daena Jaramillo of Ellen Lynn, Redwood Valley. Timothy Holt Timothy D. Holt, son bf James A. Holt of Anderson and Lilly MacDonald of Airport Road, Fort . Braggj has been promoted to the rank bf senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. The 1972 graduate of Anderson High School is an infligfht refueling instructor at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. He is with the 77th Air Refueling Squadron. His wife, Diane, is the daughter of Charles W. Rath of Hill Street and Joan V. Haley of Missouri Lane, both in Anderson. Calendar SUNDAY SCHOOLING HORSE SHOW, by Redwood Riders and Weibel Champagne Vineyards, 8 am., Redwood Riders Arena, East Road, Redwood Valley. COURTESY BOAT EXAMINATIONS, 8:30-10:30 a.m., South Boat Ramp, Lake Mendocino. MOOSE LODGE BREAKFAST. 8 a.m. to 12, Moose Lodge Halt, 1282 S. State St, Ukiah. PUBLIC BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. to 12, Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St POMO VISITOR CENTER OPEN, 10 am. to 6, Marina Drive, Lake Mendodno. POMO CHAPTER, DAR, 11:30 a.m., Manor Inn, 920 N. State St., Ukiah. BRUNCH STORY TIME, a child-care service of The Dancing Pig Theater. 11 am. to 1, Palace Hotel. Ukiah. GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM, open noon to 4:30 p.m., 431 S. Main St, Ukiah. MONDAY AEROBICS FOR WOMEN, by Body and Soul, 8:30 to 9:30 am., Evangelical Free Church, 750 Yosemite Dr. Call 462-2305 or 462-8587. FELLOWSHIP GROUP AA MEETING, 8.30 a.m., 12 noon, and 8 p.m.. 2205 S. Stale St. (Question and Answers). Call 463-1199. HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS ASSISTANCE, forms prepared free, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ukiah Senior Citizen Bentor.49$Lft»lieSt FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES ft ADOLESCENT CLINIC, 8:30 am. to 3:30, Mendodno County Department ol Public Heal*) offices, 890 N. Bush St.,, Ukiah. SCIENCE CLASS/CLUB, 9 a.m. to noon for 6-12-year olds; Vinewood Park, on Elm. PREGNANCY TESTING CLINIC, 9 a.m. to 3:30, Mendod- no County Department of Public Health offices, 890 N. Bush St., Ukiah GRACE HUDSON MUSEUM closed on Monday. SENIORS' WATER EXERCISE CLASS, 10 am, Munwi- paJ Park Pool. Walnut Street and Park Boulevard, in Todd Grove Park, Ukiah. SENIOR DAY CARE SERVICES, 10 a.m. to 3, 640 Orchard Ave., Ukiah. Phone 462-7207 for transportation. AARP (American Association of Retired People), noon, Ukiah Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. COMMUNITY WORKSHOP, 1 to 3 p.m., Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) CLINIC, 1 to 4 p.m., Mendocino County Department of Public Health, 890 N. Bush St., Ukiah. ONGOING WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP, 5:30-7 p.m., Mendocino Family Services. To register phone 5:50 to 7 p.m. Phone Mira Walker, 462-9029. FREE PREGNANCY TESTING AND COUNSELING, 6 to 8 p.m., Crisis Pregnancy Center, 331 N. School St., Ukiah. Phone 463-1436. (24 hour crisis line). YOUNG PEOPLE'S AA, 6 p.m., 2205 S. State St., Ukiah. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 to 7 p.m.. 2193 N. State St, Ukiah. TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) CA 1886, 6:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church. 495 Luce Ave., Ukiah. Call , 462-0930 or 462-3082. WOMEN IN TRANSITION, therapy and support group, 6:30-8 p.m., Lambs Inn, 445 N. State St., Ukiah. FRONTIER TWIRLERS, square dance dub. 7 p.m., Brookside School, Spruce and Lincoln Way, Willits. Phone 459-2100. UKIAH CHESS CLUB, 7 p.m., Sign Shop, 150 Cherry St., Ukiah. SHORIN-RYU KARATE EXPLORER POST 213, 7 to 6:30 p.m., Veteran's Memorial Building, comer of Seminary Avenue and Oak Street, Ukiah. Phone 462-0744. YOKAYO BOY SCOUT TflOOP 65, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, corner of Pine and Smith streets, Ukiah. DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB, 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 640 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah. HOPLAND VOLUNTEER FIREMEN, 7:30 9:30 p.m., Hopland Firehouse. UKIAH PARLOR 263, NDGW (Native Daughters of the Golden West), 8 p.m., Saturday Afternoon Clubhouse, corner of Church and Oak streets, Ukiah. POTTER VALLEY AA MEETING, 8-9 p.m., Senior Center (next to health center) Main Street, Potter Valley. Call 743-2052. OLD TIME COMMUNITY DANCES, 8-11 p.m., Municipal Clubhouse, 620 Park Blvd. Admission $3 per person. Kevon Spears Airman Kevon C.E. Spears, son of Jessica W. Sanders of Woodlake Drive, Ukiah, has graduated from the U.S. Air Force security police specialist course at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The 1985 graduate of Ulciah High School studied systems security operations, tactics, and weapons operations and earned credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Forced. Christine Hall Christine L. Hall, daughter of David and Marjorie Hall of Lay- tonville, Jus, enlisted.in the. .U.S. * --• * *»• « -**-* f ^•-^^-•^•—t—*V—fc.f W* -I"-.;'..'- ^* '. Air Force s delayed enlistment program, according to Tech. Sgt. Eric Surges, Ukiah recruiter. Hall, a 1987 graduate of Laytonville High School, is scheduled for enlistgment in the regular Air Force in December, 1987. Upon graduation from a six-week basic training course near San Antonio, Tex., she is scheduled to receive technical training in the general sciences aptitude area. She will be earning credits toward an associate's degree in applied sciences through the Community College of the Air' Force while attending basic and technical training schools. Tanya Kuykendall Tanya Kuykendall, daughter of Jack and Linda Kuykendall of Laytonville, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force's delayed enlis- ment program, according to Tech. Sgt. Eric Surges, Ukiah recruiter. Kuykendall, a. 1987 graduate of Laytonville High School, is scheduled for enlistment in the regular Air Force in April of 1988. Upon graduation from the near San Antonio, Tex., she' is* scheduled to receive technical training in the general sciences career field. While taking basic training and during studies at technical training schools, she will be earning credits towards an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. WHAT'S UP DOC? By Dr. Robert Werra Avoiding hazards can save lives Last year more than 100,000 Americans died in accidents, the fourth leading cause of death in the nation. Another 300,000 persons suffered permanent disability. Yet another 9.5 million had to cope with painful, temporary disabling injuries. Half of these accidents happened in motor vehicles. One quarter occurred in and around the home. How can you avoid being part of these statistics this year? How can you shield your loved ones from accidental death and injury? For starters, you can look for ways to improve your driving behavior. You can make a modest investment in home safety equipment and reduce hazards at home. You can learn and teach your family some health and safety techniques. Now is the time to do these things —not after disaster strikes. The following tips will help you begin. Home safe home Protect your family from Fires. Prevention is your first line of defense. Teach children about fire safety. Provide proper ventilation and a "toddler guard" for heating stoves. Don't let fires go unattended. Sometimes fires happen despite your best intentions. To combat them, arm your family with: • Smoke detectors on each floor and outside sleeping areas for early warning. • A kitchen fire extinguisher designed to smother grease fires. • A family "escape plan" and twice-yearly fire drills. • A portable ladder on the second floor, in case you can't use the stairs. • Knowledge of how to smother burning clothes — "Stop, drop and roll." Treat firearms with respect — lock them up. Store ammunition separate from guns. Instruct youth in firearm safety before they're allowed to use guns. Avoid poisoning. Buy only medicines with child-resistant caps. Store medicines and dangerous household and garden products carefully under lock and key. Keep a "what to do in case of poisoning" chart or the local poison control center's number handy. Buy a bottle of Syrup of Ipecac to induce vomiting when certain poisons are swallowed—but consult the "what to do" chart, the poison control center or your family physician about exceptions. Take the danger out of water fun. Help children learn water safety rules, and supervise bath times and play in swimming pools or hot tubs. Pools should be fenced, and hot tubs covered appropriately when not in use. Small things make a big difference in hazards control. Teaching children to keep toys in the toy box, keeping electric cords out of walkways and covers on wall outlets, and maintaining stairs and sidewalks in good repair don't just make your home look good. They also reduce the incidence of falls and shocks. Faulty ladders also cause falls. Keep them in good condition. Drive to survive Don't drive after drinking. Even small amounts of alcohol can impair critical driver coordination. Let someone else drive. If you have teenagers, your example may be crucial to their driving behavior. Always use seat belts. One out of four aulo deaths is caused by ejection and could be totally prevented. The benefit of being "thrown clear" has been shown to be a fatal myth. If you have small.children, protect them in impact-resistant auto restraints. Consult your family physician if you're not sure which ones are crashworihy. Speed kills. The introduction of the nationwide SS miles per hour speed limit dramatically reduced auto deaths. And you'll be more relaxed at 55 than at higher speeds. Personal lifesavers Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), if started promptly, can be lifesaving when an accident or heart attack strikes. Heart attacks are the leading killers of adults, and most occur at home. Isn't this your year to learn CPR? It could make all the difference to someone you love. Suffocation — a hazard for children and adults. Keep small objects and thin plastic materials away from little children. Heavy bedclothes also can place a child at risk of smothering. Encourage all family members to take small bites of food. And learn the Heimlich maneuver — the "hug of life". that helps clear a victim's airway. Your family physician can leach you this technique and the appropriate times to use it. Controlling hazards is a loving act . Your efforts may prevent needless injury and disability for your family. Think of it as a way to tell them, "I love you and want you safe." If you have questions or need more advice about hazards control, your family physician will be glad to help. Dr. Robert Werra is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing in Ukiah. This article was prepared For distribution to the American Academy of Family Physicians with the assistance of the National Safety Council. physician mtmbm el tot lab County M»dlcal Society. specific questions to your physician.
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