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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8. 1939 DISPATCH DEMOCRAT, UlflAH, CALIFORNIA PAGiS THREE JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS TEN YKARS AGO Movember SO, 10SB Ranclierip, Destroyed Six homes and their contents were burned on the Sherwood Valley rancheria Thursday night of last week. It is believed that one of the old squaws was burning some trash and the fire got beyond her control. The flames spread to Strong Mountain and burned over a considerable area before they were brought under control. Contracts Awarded Contracts totaling $117,490 were awarded by the state this week for reconstruction work at Mendocino State Hospital. Appendicitis D. M. Sullivan was stricken with acute appendicitif, at his home in Hopland Wednesday. Dr. L. K. Van Allen performed the operation that evening. Water Service At the meeting of the city council Tuesday evening the application of V. W. Giorno for water service in the district adjacent to the city park was received and the superintendent of public utilities was ordered to furnish to the council at Its next meeting an estimate of the probable coat of extension. Mill Sold Duane Bittenbendei' has sold his sawmill and equipment to H. J. and R. M. Sherburn of Round Valley and it is now being moved to Burger creek, six miles west of Dos Rlos, where the Sherburns have purchased a splendid stand of timber from H. B. Muir. The .sawmill that the Sherburns were operating a few miles from Covelo was totally destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. fi Church Bums Fire of mysterious origin destroyed the Methodist church and the private garage of William Lambert adjoining at an early hour last Sunday morning. The fire was first ^scovered by Harry Hughes at about 3:30 a. m. The fire in the garage was the first to be noticed by Hughes. It was discovered almost immediately that the interior of the adjoining church was a mass of flames. It is believed that the fire was the work of an incendiary. The church was built about two years ago and cost $52,000. Furnishings were about $15,000 additional, with insurance of about J25 ,000. Butane Adopted ' Ukiah will be the first city in California and on the Pacific coast to use butane, a by-product of oil for the manufacture of gas. Howard Passes Death threw a pall of gloom over one family reunion held in Ukiah on Thanksgiving day, when Thomas Elmer Howard, better known as Bill Howard, was stricken with paralysis at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith and passed away a few hours later. Members of the Howard and Smith families had gathered at the Smith home for the annual Thanksgiving dinner. Annie King is visiting her father, John Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. Bibboro have PS Thanksgiving guests Dr. BIbbero and wife of San Francisco; Miss Beatrice Caughey is home from Stanford for a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Caughey; Miss Grace Toles and Miss Violet Williams of San Francisco Normal have a few days at home, while Miss Florence Owens and Kenneth Williams of the University of the Pacific arc with their families. TWENTY YEARS AGO November 28, 1919 Honor Roll Scholarship is on the improvc- , ment in Ukiah high school. Twen- ty-flve percent of all grades are ones for excellent, 48 percent twos or good, 20 percent threes or fair. The honor roll is as follows: A. Allingham, W. Beckley, A. Benson, H. Benson, H. Blass, T. Davis, T. Dawe, C. Elledge, E. English, M. Gantz, S. Gray, M. Hansen, A. Horr, G. Howell, S. Johnson, J. Mannon, E. Mitchell, A. Poco, C. Pyront, L. Sandelin, I. Speer, V. Stinehoff, Alyce Van Duzen. Sherwood Post Office The Sherwood post office was discontinued last Friday after having been in commission for more than a generation. Before the railroad was extended to Eureka the Sherwood post office piobably handled as much mail as any post office in the county. It was then the distributing point for all of northern Mendocino, southern Humboldt and a portion of Trinity county. Turkeys Shipped Over 27,000 pounds of dressed turkey were shipped from Ukiah to the city markets Monday and Tuesday of this week. While as high as 30 tons have been shipped in the past, nevertheless the shipments have been very heavy. Freight De|>ot Improvements at the depot go steadily forward and in the course of lime Ukiah may get her new passenger depot. This week a big addition is being built to the freight shed, the structure being extended 100 feet south. Home Sold Mrs. Sadie Roeder has sold her beautiful home in the western part of town to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Johnson. The Johnsons expect to be in their new residence early in De- Amber. Dinner Party Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Smith were hosts at a most delightful Thanksgiving dinner, their guests being Hr. and Mrs. Leslie Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Brewer, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mii'er. Holiday Juesta Many families arc enjoying visits from friends and relutivcs. Mrs. THIRTY YEARS AGO November 28, 1909 Mrs. Luce Passes Gradually but surely the pioneers of this county a'} being dessimated by the Grim Re per. This week we record the death of Mrs, Mao' M. Luce, wife of George M. Luce. Miscellaneous Shower A party of about 20 friends of Miss Verna Duncan, whose marriage to Carl Beggs takes place next Sunday morning, gathered at the residence of D. M. Gibson Wednesday evening and tendered a miscellaneous shower • of beautiful presents. Miss Katherine Gibson was the hostess for the evening. Pergonal H. B. Cook, the erstwhile barber of Willits, has departed for parts unknown and left several hundred dollars of unpaid debts behind. He will be brought back if they can locate him! . Clan War The two Italian clans known in Greenwood as the Lombardy and Tuscany factions are said to be at war with each other, about the same feeling existing as among the hostile tongs of San Francisco. Personals Mr. and Mrs. James Hutton will celebrate their golden wedding at their Garcia home next Monday. Mrs. Julia A. Haight died at Catherine, Canada, on the 11th instant. Deceased was well known in Point Arena, having been a former resident there. She was the mother of Harry Haight of Fort Bragg. Gerald Hughes and Miss Zelva Colbin were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in Payson, Utah. The groom is a son of Jim Hughes of Ukiah; the bride is said to be a wealthy belle of Payson. M. B. Elliott, head of the forest reserve service in this state, was a guest at the Ceeille this week. The well known Gibson ranch just outside the city limits of Ukiah, considered to be the best soil in Ukiah valley, rich, river bottom land, is now being sold in five-acre lots. It is finely located for homes. Dan Gibson and wife leave this week for Los Angeles, where they intend to reside. It's' dollars to doughnuts, however, that Dan will tire of the boom end of California and will return to Ukiah before a score of moons. They all come back to get a whiff of the pure Mendocino ozone! P. H. McGrath, general secretary of the Snow Mountain Power Company, came up from San Francisco with a party of friends in an automobile. He took a team from here and went to the works on Eel river. Miss Marguerite Thomas came up from the University of California yesterday to have Thanksgiving dinner with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Thomas. Miss Marguerite is making an excellent record in college and Is not only keeping up with her work but is also taking special music work. She led her class in high school and is maintaining that record at the university. VnequoJIed Attraction At Marks and Levy's a few items following are only a drop In the bucket to what is offered: White blankets, per pair, $1.25; ladies' corsets, 40 cenU; boys' overcoats, $1.50; children's school Shoes, 50 cents; bed comforters, 75 cents. FIFTY YEARS AGO December I, 1889 Eel River Ferry The Covelo correspondent writes: "I see that the board failed to appropriate $100 to Mr. Rohrbougli to build a ferry boat. That was a good deed. Save the money, gentlemen, and build a bridge across that river, and the sooner we get it the better!" Wllllts Entertainment The young people of Willits gave an entertainment at I. O. O. F. hall Saturday evening last. The citizens were all surprised at the home musical and dramatic talent. The singing of the Misses DeCamp was perfect. It was surprising to see a young lady who probably was never on the stage before lose all of her self-consciousness and act as naturally as if she were performing her daily household duties. That is what Miss Emily Irvine did, while Lon surprised his mother, who naturally has a high opinio^ of his ability. To dramatically kiss a young lady on the stage when his father and mother are in the audience requires monumental nerve, but Luther Baechtel did it and did it well! Death of Mrs. Redemeyer Mrs. Lydia Redemeyer, wife of A. F. Redemeyer, died at her home near this city last Sunday. Electric Light Bonds The bonds for the construction of the municipal electric light plant for Ukiah have been sold. The price accepted is $18,400, a premium of $400. Personal') The rainfall for Ukiah to date Is 13.04 inches. F'rom every direction the word comes that William J. Bryan will surely be the next Democratic nominee for President. The Redwood Valley school closes today and Miss Delia English, the successful teacher, has been engaged to teach the school for the spring term. "It's An III Wind That Blows Nobody Good" Oh, What Fun It is to Ride In a One Horse Open Sleigh! Damage Suit Figures in Thousands A damage suit which runs into six figures was heard in the Superior court of this county two days this week. William S. Ray and FJIgin Rny brought suit against the Mercantile Acceptance Corporntion for conversion of motor equipment. Plaintiffs asked $6200 together with demand for $112 per day from July 1', 193',. The case has been submitted on biiefs for decision by Judge W. D. L. Held. Henry Reynaud of the Reynaud Motor Company of Santa Rosa was an export witness in the case, Taft & Spurr represent the plaintiffs and Preston & Gibson the defendants. INFANT ILL Terry Ulvlla, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvo Ulvila, is confined to Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, threatened with pneumonia. Dr. Raymond Babcock is attending I>hy.sician. As much a part of Christmas as holly and mistletoe and plum pudding are gay holiday trips to visit friends apd family. Whether it's "over the hill to Grandmother's house" in an old-fashioned sleigh or a modern streamlined Greyhound bus . . . it's all good fun at Christmas-time. POINT ARENA NEWS Increased Interest Shown In Community Program POINT ARENA, Dec. 2.—On Tuesday evening, November 28, the student body of the Point Arena high school presented another in its series of programs which combine an outside attraction and something from the high school itself. The crowd which attended this program was better than usual and the student body is encouraged to hope that pei'haps the programs will begin to pay for themselves. The lecture in story, song and dance by Rocland Van Cavel was extremely interesting and entertaining. He appeared in Dutch costume for his wooden shoe dance and exhibited ccstumes worn by the women of Holland. Hi.s talk concerned the country itself, itH people and their customs. Alice Nielsen and Hazel Lawson and tlicy were a.ssistea by various other.s. Lodge Party The Foresters anil the Companions of the Forest had a party on Thursday evening for their members and guests. Quite a large and enthusiastic crowd was present. From nine to ton they had old- fnshioiied dancing. Music was furnished by Mrs. Jennie Lyman and Mrs. Elda Kirkland. Everyone joined in the dancing enthusiastic- Following his lectuie the high i ally whethei- they knew the dances .school glee club and the high .school , or not and they all seemed to en- band, both under the direction of Miss Madeline Whittlesey, presented a program as follows: "Just A-woarying' for You" by Carrie Jacobs Bond. "Bells of the See," by Lamb-Solman. "Anchors BOONVILLE, Dec. 6.—While the unseasonable dry weather for this time of year is rather hard on the farmers and stockmen, it is giving Awoigh" by Mort Howard Point I nnich enjoyed. joy it very much. Then from ten tp twelve they had modern dancing, with the music by The Senders, a roeontly oi'ganizod local orchestra. A pot-luck .-iiuppoi- followed and, needless to say, that was also very the small sawmills a break. The Arena high school giro club; "Am- FORTY YEARS AGO December 6, 1889 Personals Miss Dora Cleveland, who has been teaching school at Westport, haf returned home. John Hodghead left last Saturday for Golden Gate, ,4lameda county, where he has taken a position in s drug store. If some of our subscribers who owe us a few dollars for subscriptions will bring in some 16-inch oak firewood, we will be very much obliged indeed. Dr. G. W. Stout will leave ni:xt: Monday for San Francisco to at-1 tend the meeting of the state mcdl- ' eal society. New Road The new proprietors of Highland Springs have been up from San Francisco during the past week. Their visit is on business connected with a matter of great intei-est to every one of our citizens. It is! the building of a toll road from; the Springs to a point on the Dono-i hue railroad, probably Squaw Rock. ^ OhltUHry i On Thursday morning the 28th instant. Mrs. Nancy Brown died at the residence of hei- son, Eugene, at the ripe age of neatly 88 years. She was boi n in Belfast, Maine, January 2, 1802. Election of Officers Ukiah Parlor N. S. G. W. No. 70 elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Harry Morse; first vice-president, H. B. Smith; second vice, W. H. Snell; thiid vice, Ben Cerf; recording secretary, A. W. King; marshal, Charles Cunningham. "Maiilyn Waltz" by E. LeDamator, mill in Ham canyon that was clos-1 bnssiuior March" by H. H. Davi; ed all seeson until late iii October is shipping out lumber every day under the management of Charles Whitely of Lake county. * m * Mrs. Harriet Price and young son, Joel, are visiting friends on the coast. Family Group Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Presley of Yorkville spent the week end in Kclseyville as guests of Mi-. Presley's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. DoUy Edwards. Mrs. Melissa Presley, aged mother of Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Presley, makes her home with the Edwards. * • • Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lycky returned last week from a fortnight's visit with relatives and friends in Los Angeles. Mrs. Lycky's mother, Mrs. Mary Cable, accompanied them on the motor trip. Ranch Guests Mrs. M. O. Burkhardt and two daughters, the Misses Alvina and Betty Burkhardt, of San Francisco, spent the week end at their ranch Frank O. Brigham, license examiner for the state highway division. charge struck him in the right hand and ho lost his third and fourth fingers at the knuckle and the top of his thumb. Stork Shower The Arena Rcbekah Lodge gave a stork shower for Mrs. Clarence Meed (noe Doris Sharpless) following its regular meeting on November 17. The gifts were presented in a tiny cradle made by Mrs. Vii- ginla Morton, a close friend of the honoree, and in a basket decoratod by Mrs. Meed's sistei-.s. .She received many useful and attraetivo gifts. RefroshniiMits of sandwiches, cake and eoITee wore s<-rve<l later. 41 * * Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stone spent Thanksgiving in Suisun with Mr. Stone's brother and family. Mr. Stone returned to Point Arena but Mrs. Stone i-emalned in fjrdor that she might have both the chil<li-on operated on for vomoval of their tonsils. They will be home as soon as they are released by the doctor. Mr. and Mrs. George Myland entertained a large family parly on Thanksgiving day. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Little, parents of Mrs. Myland, and her four sisters and their families. Miss Patricia Little, Miss Wilms Little, Mi', and Mrs. Glenn McNeil and son David, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burns and son Bobby, all of Sebastopol, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ward and daughter Eula, and Mrs. Jonnii- CoUver. of Point Arena. MELODRAMA out. Walter Lord, was the hero and comedian and the audience welcomed each return to the stage. Jack Jacobs, the vlllion, drew hisses from the gallery, and the hero applause from the house. Richard Hurley, High School Seniors Do Clever Work in Play Mellow drammer up to date, presented as comedy-drama, "Pure As the Driven Snow" or "A Working Girl's Secret" was the very clever offering of the senior class of Ukiah Union high school Friday night, in the auditorium of the school. t " The unusual choice of play, at variance with all school precedent in Ukiah, was the deci- .slon of W. A. Che.s.sall, who coached the The coach and members of the cast are to be congratulated on an sntertalning play well done, j th .3 brow-beaten, kindly husbaind. The old-fa.shioncd drama in a pro- presented a difficult character part comedy .setting was more difficult | extremely well, that the ordinary run of high school I jack Penland. Kathleen Davis, productions and as .such the cast Kathleen Thurston and Barbara cle.icrve.s extra credit for the ex- ; scotl. the high brow members of cellent presentation. Real Live Baby Baby Judy, the five months old daughter of Dtstrict Att'y and Mrs. James E. Bu.sch, really "stole the show." Carried onto the .stage in a clothes Ija.sket by on excited and over-effervescent youth, put down center-stage, right in front of the fool lights. Baby Judy brought the audience to the edge of tlieir ,seats, with necks craning in every direction. Judy was picked up without protest by the heroine, who gave one of her dramatic moments with Judy in her arms. The child glanced up at her faster mother with wondering eyes, but did not cry. Judy was behind the .scenes during the "thunder" of the play, both on and off stage. While it i.s difficult to pick out the cast, sustained that note with precision, amusement and clever emphasi.s tliroughout the play. Molba Lucchesl and Barbara Mas- tard. though In minor parts, maintained the high standard of the production. Setting "Way Down East" in the hills of New York made a hit in Ukiah and the class of '40 set a new pace for high school productions. The ease and grace of the young people, natural and unaffected, was most pleasing and altogether the "show" was a success. Music The music of the high school orchestra, under the leadership of Robert Sharp, was an entertaining foaluro between acts and before the curtain. Business manager of the play was any membpr ol tin; cast from .such i Holly onomlya; advertising, Mary a group, Myrle Wright and Jean i Helen Iiigels; stage manager, Marlq Abbott are undoubtedly worthy of i Valentini. special mention. Myrle, the heroine, is traveling toward a Hollywood tryout with tliat dramatic ability, and Jean Abbott's adhehence to the character she represents was mast satisfying. But each member of a large cast look the part desigtioted with luslon- ishlng ability and a large audience expressed it.« amusement and entcr- lainm,"nl generously. The Cast Members of cciist Myrle Wright: the lieroine, Walter Lord, hero; Jack •lacobs. vlUian; Richard Hurley, Jean Abbott, Larkin Youiice, Jack Penland. Kathleen Davis. Kathleen Thurston, Barbara Scott. Melba Lucchesl, Barbara Mu.slard, Virginia Skaggs. The latter, as Nellie Morris, in quest of the villian. both in costume and in acting, made a de- riderily cl?\'er imiiresslon in the few minutes she held the center of the .stage. Larkin Younee as the con- vicl, carried his part well thrtjugh- Walter Anderson Will Be Buried On Saturday Funeral services for Walter An- der.son, 72, of Willits, will be held on Saturday, December 9, at 11 a. m., in Middletown, Lake county. Dr. I?ichard A. Van der IJOS officiating. Burial will be in Middletown, under the direction of the Cleland-Schomber Funeral Home. Anderson, a blacksmith of Wllllts, pn.ssed away in Ukiah on Thursday, December 7. He was a native of Texas, born April 10, 1867. Deceased Is survived by his wife, Mary B. Anderson of Willits, and a daughter, Mary Minney. of Oakland. • Dr. Walter Rapaport, superln- toniiont of Mendocino Slate Hos- jiiliil. is in the bay region on busi- nosH. nr. Rapaport is expected lioMK! Friday. "Transcontinental March" by Em- , spont two days last week :n Point est Weber—Point Arena high school i Arena. Ho was busy most of the band; "Santa Lucia," Italian folk | time giving drivcr.s' examinations song, trumpet duet—Frances Potoi-- sen and Helen Nordby; "One Floet- for new licenses and lenewing old ones. Dr. MeCreery, optician of Eureka, also spent a day or two in Point Arena last week. Ho makes trips hero at various times and always seems to be busy when he comes. Another well-baby conference was held at the high school on Thursday of last week, with Dr. Barcklow and Miss Chilquist in charge, ance of the high school band this j As usual, there was a good attend- year and a marked improvement | ance. Ing Hour" by Furhann-Loe, "I Poured My Heart Into a Song" by Irving Berlin—vocal solos by Emma Bassi, soprano: "Service March" by Harold Bennett, "Annette Waltz" by Harold Bennett, "The Courage Waltz" by Harold Bennett—Point Arena high school band. This was the first public appear- over last year was shown. Miss Whittlesey is to be congratulated on the splendid work that she has done. The next program in the series will be given on January 16 and will feature Prof. R. B. Stringfield in a lecture on "Modern Chemistry in Everyday Life," a or\e-act play by the student body, a-^if music. Star Installation The last regular meeting for the here where they entertained a 1 1939 officers of Point Arena Chap- party of friends, also from the city. * • • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Palmer were business visitors in Ukiah last Friday. ROBS Adams had the misfortune to get a piece of casting in his eye last week while doing some acetylene welding. He is getting along nicely since having the paiticle re­ fer No. 291, Order of Eastern Star, was held Tuesday evening in the Masonic hall. Final plans for in- Clirl8tnui« Dance The Point Arena Civic Club announces that its annual Christmas dance will be held on Saturday evening. December 23. Music will be by The Senders. * * * The Catholic ladies are having a bazaar and food sale on December 9 and are also planning to have the usual New Year's dance. Bazaar-Dinner The ladies of the Arena Mission Band were extremely well pleased with the outcome of their bazaar and dinner at noon on November stallation on December 9 were an-1 18, and the dinner for the Highway nounced and approved by the chap -j Commission that evening. A finan- tei-. The feature of the moet'ng was a tribute to Worthy Matron Darlene Bishop on her last meeting night. A red and white ship was brought into the chapter room moved and will soon be back at ] and each member doposited a piece of candy in the hold, signifying the sweet thoughts wliich the members work again. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawson olT Santa Rasa were greeting old friends here last Sunday as they passed through the volley on theli way to their ranch at Point Arena. Glenn McAbee, who has been confined to his bed for more than a week due to an injury received while at his work in the garage. wished to express to their Mati-on. The ship was then presented to the Worthy Matron by Associate Conductress Alta Said and the entire membor.ship sang a verse which had been written by Conductress Alice Nielsen to the tune of "When Irish Eyes are Smiling." This same was able to be out the first of the ' song had been used on the night cial report was made at the i-egu- lai" meeting of the Mission Band on Thursday, November 30, and the r'oceipts far exceeded expectations. Future Farmers The Point Arena chapter of the Future Farmers is doing extremely well on its drive for Farm Center memberships. Last year they won thiid place in the membership contest for the county and this year they are hoping to do even better. The local territory has been divided into four districts. The boys living in that disti-ict comprise the team and thoy have a Farm Center member foi- leadei*. The leaders in How to hove a MerrgChrisfmasfdp ! of her installation and it, there, | the various districts are fore, meant a great deal to the Worthy Matinn. After chapter the members enjoyed a game of "earthquake bridge," high scoie going to Asso- week. Edward Gowan and mother, Mrs. ^ Elizabeth' Gowan, motored to San F rancisco the first of last week i where they spent several days as the guests of relatives. I Ml. and Mrs. L. E. Lawson aie| eiate Matron Vina Myland. and low- enjoying a visit from Mrs. Law-: scoi e tn Mrs. .lonnie Collver. Reson's brother. Will Crow of Fort • froshments of icf cream and cake Bidwell, Modoc county. | M'ore later served by the oommit- Omar Robinson went to San i tee. Worthy Matron Darlene Bish- Francisco last Tuesday where, he op was presented with a birthday will spend a week at the home of i cake at that time, as her birthday his niece, Mrs. Don Hanacome. j had occurred just a few days be- I fore. .She had thp imique pleasure PNEUMONIA I of oeicbruting her hi Ihday and her Herman Ledeboed is 111 at his j last meeting as Worthy Matron at home On south Dora street suffer- j the same time. ing from pneumonia. He is under Tiie committee in ehaip(* of ar- the care of Dr. Stanley Reu. rangenieiits for the evening was M. A. Christiansen, Bridgeport. Marie Schlactor, Manchester, J. D. Jensen. Point Arena, Louis Petersen, South Coast. Accident At latest reports Gene Leighton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Leighton, is recovering fairly well from his recent painful accident. He has left the Fort Bragg hospital where he was taken by his father and J. J. Cttylor following the acciflent and is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Los Goble at Pine Thv accident occurred on Tuesday. November 21. As he was pulling his !'un through a fence it was accidentally discharged. The Give yourself a present this Christmas. Xeave your car at home for a change and really enjoy your Christmas trip! Relax and have fun while an experienced S.P. engineer drives you swiftly and safely to your destination. On longer trips, you save time because trains travel night and day, rain or shine. You save money, too. Southern Pacific offers you a wide variety of low round trip fares to all points in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Liberal return limits. ITS EASY TO GIVE A TRIP AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT Southern Pacific Ask your nearest railroad Agent for complete details 506C

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