Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on December 8, 1939 · Page 5
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Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Friday, December 8, 1939
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imtpAy, tifeCElfeEll 8, 1936 PAQg FIVE SUICIDE OFFICERS ELECTED Regional Meeting of Future Farmers Held in Willits A regional meeting of Future Farmers, with the Willits chapter as host, gathered in Willits Saturday. Sixteen of the 20 chapters from Petaluma to Areata were represented «t ttle meet After a brief introduction by Regional President Ahlstrom, the group broke up into the officers' training school, each group under one of the Instructors, who explained the duties of the office. At noon the Willits Farm Center and Women's Club served dinner to BO guests. In the afternoon Severa Wilford presided. Ernest Boynton of Femdale won the public speaking contest. His subject was, "Better Days Through Farm Co-of)eratlves." Officers The following officers were elected: President, Joe Oiacoraini, Pern- dale; vice president, Melvin Rhode, Petaluma; secretary, Walter Ryman, Santa Rosa; treasurer, Francis Hyd- Ing, Areata; reporter, Charles Kay, Sebastopol. Short talks were given at the luncheon by Boy Qood and E. H. Maiie, a member of the board of trustees. Instructors Eggleston and Cannon were in charge of the details of the meeting which was conducted by the staff of Willits chapter: president, Olenn Yokum; vice president, Dave Jensen; secretary, Arthur Safford; treasurer, Jim Whlt- ed; reporter, Jim Morgan. Music Dept. of High School to Give Concert The fall concert of the Ukiah Union High School music department will take place Friday, December 16, at 8 p. m., in the high school auditorium. Both the band and the orchestra M will participate and some 80 students will appear in this program. Featured will be the difficult trumpet solo, "Carnival of Venice," played by Jack Jacobs, and "Scenes That Are Brightest," from the op• era, "Maratania," a trombone solo by Ernst Neuhauss. Several selections, many of them favorites among Ukiah audiences, will complete the program. "Our purpose in jiresenting this concert," says Robert Sharp of the music department of the high school "is to create a greater interest in music in our community, and secondly, to raise money for additional instruments for the department. This is the first of two concerts which the music department will sponsor during the school year. Hopland Grammar To Serve School Lunches HOPLAND. Dec. 7.—Under the supervision of the P. T. A. the serving of school lunches to all children in the grammar school will be started Monday. Mrs. William Owsley will have charge of the service. Hot lunches will be served to approximately 80 or 85 children, with the co-operation of the Surplus Commodities Corporation. Mrs. A. W. Billings of Hopland generously contributes the sum of $25 per month toward the lunches. Billings is a trustee of the Hopland schools. Three of the Hopland women in- interested in the serving of the _ luncheons accompanied Superintendent of Schools John W. Taylor to the Redwood Valley school Wednas- day, the four being guesUs at the school luncheon. Tlie visitors from Hopland were Mrs, Edelle M. Travers, president of Hopland P. T. A., Mrs. F. Harmon and Mrs. William Owsley. Redwood Valley was the first in the county to adopt the serving of school lunches and the plan has proved most successful il; that district. EseapieFrom Hospital Found Youths Discover Body Hanginsr From Fir Tree The body of Oscar Salo, 40, of Fort Bragg, was foimd Sunday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, hanging from a tree about one-half mile from Mendocino State HospitiU. from which he escaped October 2*) According to Deputy Coroner Bev- i erly Broaddus, Salo hanged himself with a two-inch rope. He was committed to the hospital from Fort Bragg this fall. The body was found In a thickly wooded fir tree not more than $0 yards from the TuUls home. Bob Moroni and Gene Coleman, young men who were walking in the hills, made the find. Farewell Written in Finnish on tlie bacic of a Readers' Digest was a iiindly farewell message, as follows: "I am doing this bccaose I am in an incurable mental condition... My friend, Alex Johnson, I will always remember your good deeds. I am going out there l>efore yon and iteep a good place for yon." Alex Johnson is a friend of Salo, living in San Francisco. The magazine carrying the farewell message was found in Salo's coat pocket. An unusual feature in connection with the death of Salo, according to the deputy coroner, is that the body stretched about a foot after death. The remains were cremated at the state hospital Sunday. Salo is survived by his wife, who lives in Fort Bragg. ANNOUNCING Miss Perry Returns To High School Position Miss Shiiley Perry, head of the commercial department of Ukiah high .school, has returned to her work following a leave of absence since last May, and is being warmly welcomed by both faculty and students. Mrs. James A. Elms of Altadena, a sister of Miss Perry, has been a guest in Ukiah during the summer and will remain until after the New Yeai-. Mr. Elms came to this city last week for several days and has returned .oouth. Mrs. Elms is a landscape artist whose paintings have been most favorably received. The artist, a pupil of Alfred Dewey of New Yo!k, brought 16 paintings with her to Ukiah and has sold more than halt of that number locally. Larson & Reynolds In New Offices HOPLAND, Dec. 6.—Mrs. Harry Avera, nee Mina McNeill, and small daughter Mary, visited last week at the home of Mrs. Avera's parents, Mr. and Mis. lies McNeill. Mrs. George Dawe and son, Francis, and little Miss Mary Johnson spent the past week end in San Francisco visiting with friends. William Hughes of Oakland spent Monday night at the home of his brother, J. L. Hughes. While here he spent some time with Mis. Dorathea Dooley, postmistress. Former Residents Mr. and Mrs. William Parsons of Marysville are spending a few days at the Robert Buckman home. The Parsons are old time lesidents of Largo and have many friends and relatives in this vicinity. » * * Mrs. R. S. Buckman has been quite ill at her heme in McDowell Valley. Mis. Ernest Banks of Ukiah A has been helping care for her mother. Mrs. Percy Hoppei" wa.s railed to Santa Ana to see her sister, who is serJousl,v ill. ^ Marvin Dooley has been on the sick list the past week. His many friends are glati to know he Is ini- provlnfe-. WILLITS, Dec. 2.—Justice of the Peace C. A. Larson, who has had his office In the Hotel Willits building, announces that he will move his office next week to the Whitney buildinK at 318 Main street. H. A. Reynolds, who has had his real estate office in the Larson office, also announces that he has rented space from W. P. Whitney and will move his office to the office of Mayor W. F. "Bill" Whitney this week. Lee S. Roberts will be in charge of the Reynolds real estate office. Ilcynolda and Roberts will specialize on country real estate sales, and will also handle rents and leases. Mayor Wh'tney will continue to write insurance as in the past. With this new. arrangement, the Whitney office will be in a position to handle every known want in real estate, loans, rentals, leases, and in.surance of all kinds. The office hours will be from 8:30 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. Mr. Roberts will devote his en- tii-c time to real estate, assisted by Reynolds. Whitney will keep his real estate broker's license and handle his own property as in the past, as well as specialize In insurance. Justice Larson will handle notary work,!legial work and other matters in his line. Appeal Taken to Supreme Court Burke & Rawles have appealed to the Supreme Court in the case of, Filbern Knight, Indian, found , guilty of driving while under the • influence of liquor, by a jury in the .Superior Court of this county. Knight was tried on a second offense which took the case into the Superior Couit. The verdict of the juiy was sus- , tained by the Appellate Court and I the attorneys representing Knight I have made an Hi)jieal to llio Su­ premo Court. PAUL G. i Seeks Republican Nomination in This District As predicted several days ago, Paul G. Jasper of Fortuna, who is well and favorably known in Ukiah, has thrown his hat Into the pnlitlcal ring and has decided to make the run for the Republican nomination for congress in this district. He Paul G. Jasper made his decision during the past week after having been encouraged to do so by a number of his friends. Jasper was in Ukiah Saturday arid made the announcement to friends here. Recently, accompanied by Mrs. Jasper, he made a tour of 34 states and spent considerable time in Washington, D. C, conferring with political leaders and after due consideration he has decided to campaign for the coveted soat in the national capital. Through his travels, according to a statement recently made, he .•studied the needs of the nation and came to the conclusion that he could serve the dis- tiict well and work for those things that are now gically needed by the American people. Paul .Jasper wn.s born in Santa Ro^f. and h.i.s lived his entire life in this coiipressional district, excepting the time spent as a member of tlie United States army during the World War. He was a sergeant whose duties included the feeding of 5000 men daily in a New Jersey camp. After being mustered out he I'etui-ned to California and located again in Fortuna where he took up the publishing of tlie newspaper which he atlU owns and operates. Ho has been in the publishing business for nearly 21 years. Ho is a charter member and past commander of Walker Bailey Post No. 205, American Legion, an hon- oraiy members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, charter member and past president and past secretary of the Fortuna Rotary Club, has been a member of Onward Lodge of Odd Fellows for 27 years. He is chairman of the Republican County Central Committee, has attended several state conventions of his party and is a member of the State Central Committee. For many years he has taken interest in the California Piiblishers' Association of which ho is a member, and while in Mexico City with the California Press Association, of which he is also a member, gave a goodwill me.isage as a representative of the group, over the Mexican National hookup. For tlireo years Mr. Jasper served his state a .s highway commissioner, in which capacity he visited every county and knows first hand their prDblrms. Speaking of hi.s candidacy Mr. Jasper says: "J am an unswerving advocate of peace, but believe in home protection. I am a strong believer in a national old age security plan and if elected will work for a measure that will give security to our senior citizens and at the same time give opportunity for the youth of our land. "I feel that our state is being ruined by the influx of needy people from other states and will exert my effoi'ts to curb this condition by the passage of a national law that will put old age security on an equal basis in all states. "I believe in a protective tariff that will p-otoct our producer, our worker and business man. My travels have given me an insight into our country's needs. I cannot endorse the conditions that have been built up by our present system. There must be a change which can be made possible if the people of this land of plenty unite their forces and work for the proper adjustments. "I am for America first, last, and j always." W. C:. T. V. FBIDAV The December meeting of the j W. C. T. CJ. will be held on Friday, I Decembei 8. at 2-30 p. m.. In the I home of Mrs. J. E. Pemberlon. 314 North Bush street. Mrs. Pembcr- ton is president of the organization. TO m POTTER VALLEY, Dec. 6.— Mr. and Mrs. Ward celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Thursday with a turkey dinner. They had as their guests Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Williams of Redwood Valley, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sides, Mrs. Bert Thomas, Julius Rottluff, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lea of Stockton. Earl Lea is the son of Ward Loa and he and wife oanie over Wednesday, returning after the Bcrumptuous feed. The Leaa took this day aa their Thanksgiving fklao, Mr. and Mrs. Stanhope Pier received their piano Sunday, having had it shipped here from their home in the east. Mrs. Belle Bevans left Thursday to spend the winter with her als- ter, Mrs. Kate Roberts, in Santa Rosa. Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hughes entertained 18 guests in their home at the power house Thursday evening, this being tbMr aoth wedding ; anniversary. After dessert was ; served the host and hostees were I surprised with a gift shower. The , rooms were, artistically decorated I with zinnias, raafigolds and chrya- I anthemuros from their garden. 1 Dutch whist was enjoyed, with Mra. I O. M. Frost and L. B. Williams receiving highest scores. * * * Miss Barbara Pierson of Ukiah spent several days with Miss Vera , Clark in the Clark home. ' Mr. and Mrs. Doss McKinney came over from Grass Valley Saturday, returning Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Schumacker of San Francisco were Saturday and Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Burkhart. Mrs. Schumacker has just recently returned from a nine months' stay in Australia. Mrs. J. J. Furber returned to her home Thursday from Wilmington, where she spent the past month with her daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Sylvester and family. Mrs. G. L. Busch of Hayward and Mrs. James Garfield of Lower Lake were renewing acquaintances in the valley Saturday. Afr. and Mrs. Busch spent several days in the Garfield homo where Ghent took the opportunity to hunt quail. He expects to be discharged from the hospital in a few days now and has the promise from the company of employment as soon as he is able to assume the responsibility. Mrs. A. F. Whittaker and sister, Mrs. Maud Cowan, spent Saturday in Upper Lake with their brother, Perry Neil and family. Mrs. Cowan is leaving this week for a visit with her brothers in the bay region. Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Frost motored to Manor Sunday to see their daughter, Bernice, and report her condition greatly improved. MI-, and Mrs. Earl Pickle were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Smalley. Turkey and trimmings were the main course. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Moody of Upper Lake were over to their ranch Sunday. Mrs. Grace Williscroft and daughter, Barbara, and Mr. McCaughey of Mill Valley, visited Sunday in the Percy WTiitcomb home. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Shiramin and daughter Harriett, and Miss Boat- rice Shimmin, of Ukiah, were up to the new residence of the Shim- mins Sunday. They were assisted in putting on a few finishing touches on the bouse by E. Reynolds. Mrs. Lawrence Record was called to Hayward the latter part of the week on account of the passing away of her grandmother. Grange Meets Last Saturday evening the Grange had an unusually good meeting and program. The third and fourth degrees of initiation were put on by the ladles' drill team. The conferees were Mr, and Mrs. William Foutch, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Foutch, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Smalley, Bob Newman and L Record. Mrs. Record was unable to be present for the final degrees. Doughnuts and coffee were served to a very large attendance. Dancing was participated in to conclude the cve- nincf. Saturday, the 9th of December, the Grangers will have their Harvest Feast at noon, which is an anual event. 4 « « J. W. Elstun writes from San Francisco that Mrs. Elstun's condition has taken a turn for the worse and she is in a most critical condition. Friends are very soriy to hear this as word was received last week that she was considered improving. Mrs. Grace Hughes has leased her farm to folks from Los (Vngeles and Mr. and Mrs. George Bilstein and family are now located in a cabin at the Hopper camp. A charivari was tendered the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Loard, Monday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Spotswood. About 30 young people took part in the noisy welcome. Mrs. L. B. Williams and J. E. March attended the 4-H leaders meeting over the week end at Adams Springs. Mr. and Mrs. L,awrence Mustard motored up from Ukiah Sunday evening to sec Mr, and Mrs. Geo. Gibson. MANSt.TOGHl'BIl THE PAYINC. W^T TS THE CLASSIFIED WAY I 'NOT Giiy; TRIAL M 8 Court Denies Motion of Atty. For Defense In the caae of Oachwend vennm The Pfloplev Aidge Vf.D. U Held denied the motion of Attorney Ul- bum Ctbaon that tlie informatian Hied waa not auinolent for the charge of maiislanghter. Judge HeM .declared at the opeailng aenrton at the court Monday morning that he was satiafled that Justice of the Peace was justified in holding Gschwend tp answer to the charge of manslaughter, according to the information on flie. Following denial of the motion, Lorenxo B. Gachwend entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. The case was set for hearing on January 8 and a panel of 60 jurors drawn.- Judgc Held took the Information under submission Saturday morning when Attorney Lllburn Gibson, cgansel for Gschwend, made the motion that the Information was not sufficient to justify Gechwend being held to answer to a charge of manslaughter, Atralgnment Gschwend was arraigned on the charge of manslaughter the second time in the Superior Court Saturday morning, following the filing of amended Information Friday afternoon. He was arraigned on the charge of manslaughter the first time in the Superior Court Friday, November 24. At that time Attorney Gibson asked that the time of the plea be postponed one week, to December 1st. Objections Attorney Gibson objected to the Information on two grounds: that Gschwend had not been legally committed by a magistrate, and that the information was not sufficient to justify Gschwend being held on a manslaughter charge. New information was filed Friday afternoon on the basis that the term "approximate" instead of "proximate" had been used in the information on file. Gibson then again objected to the information as lacking sufficient evidence to justify the charge of manslaughter. He argued that there was no evidence which justified the charge of manslaughter and that If the evidence were sufficient to justify a charge at all it vvould be negligent homicide. Judge Held sustained the objection and took the ISO-page document, containing the charge under submission until Monday m.orning. Charge Lorenzo E. Gschwend was held to answer to the charge of manslaughter in the Justice Court for the death of Edna Miller, October 28. Gschwend was charged with driving an automobile on the public highway while under the influence of liquor. He has been out on ball of $3000 since arraignment in the Justice Court. Phillips Speaker At Two Forums In Willits WILLITS, Dec. 6.—Senator John Phillips of Banning, Calif., spoke to the night school forum at the Willits high school Monday evening. He will also speak next Monday night at 8:00 o'clock, disru.ssing Social Security. After the forum he gave a dem- pnatratlon of his one-man motion picture machine. He operates it from behind a curtain of cellophane, projecting the pictures thru ^is screen. His Alms W.TC German and Polish scenes in colors. The machine could be set to operate itself, ho said. To date four forums have been held and School Superintendent Roy Good said Tuesday he would like subjects suggested to orgnnlKc other possible forums following thet of next Monday night. Holiday Decorations Make City Festive WILLITS, Doc. 6.-Willits slo-es arc taking on a festive appcaiancc with the Lions Club Christmas decorations contest due to start Thursday. Johnson's was the Hrst to put up the decorations. Over the marquee of the store are reindeer drawing a sleigh. One window is full of toys and Christmas decorations. K. D. Reynolds' windows were a holiday picture foi the first time Monday evening when prettily decorated trees In the windows were lighted. Wilson's was lovely with pine boughs and cones, sparkly wreaths and tinsel inside. The window showed a trimmed tree and a basket of fir with red cones. Sprouse-Reitz was Christmas-like with trees and greenery evei-ywhere. Whitney's Furniture started to put in decorations Tuesday. NYA Program Has Work for Young Men WILLITS, Dec. 4. — Roy Good, Willits school superintendent, aa)d Thursday he would have work for 10 to 1^2 young men from 18 to 26 years of age, the work afforded through the NYA program. They will be paid 30 cents an hour and on a 60-hour basis. It Is optional whether they work continuously or a broken shift, enabling them to seek other jobs. Part of the work to be done by the men will be for the forestry division, and others will be occupied at (he high school as carpenters' helpers and the like. Transportation will he furnished those doing the forestry division work. Young men of the Litlh^ Ijtkc area are eligible. Branson. Hodel Attend District Meet of 20-30 Frank Branson, president of the Ukiah 20-30 Club, and Marion Hodel, publicity chah-man, attended the northern California district convention of 20-30 clubs in Sacramento Saturday and Sunday. A highlight of the convention was the dedication of the national ! headquarters building which the 20-30 has recently acquired in the capital city. Governor Culbert L. Olson placed a bronze placque on the site and addressed the delegates present. Western Union Manager Frati On Vacation Peter Frati, manager of the local | office of the Western Union commenced hk annual vacation Thursday, when he left to spend a week with friends and relatives in Santa Rosa and San Francisco. F. G. I Schryver, traveling relief manager, will be in nharge of the office until Pratl's return on Thursday, December 14. Mrs. Frati and daughter, Pauline, ; will join Mr. Frati in the bay region j on Sunday. MOVE KENNELS The Konoch Kepnels, specializing in registered Pomerfinlans, and formerly located at Clear Lake Highlands, have moved to a location just west of Willits on the Pott Bragg road, according to an announcement by Mildred Ring, manager. There Have Been Drier Winters Than 1939 Cheer up farmers and stockmen ! It has b '^en worse and it sudde,nly may better. Ten y ? a r s ago, December 8, 1929, the weather forecast had recorded only .02 pf an inch of rain for the season. On that day U started to rain and the precipitation the first day was .48 of an Inch. For 11 days i the rain tell without ceasing with I a lecord on December 19 of 12.9fl I inche^ Mr. and Mrs. Subscriber: We Know You Would Like to . .. Your Favorite Candidate Win the Prize Scholarship She Most Desires, and . . . Your SUBSCRIPTION If Given Will count for more Votes than later on, so give that "Promised" Subscription during "Opportunity Week" and before the close of the First Period! And CANDIDATES, REMEMBER. . . YOU CAN ... Yourself a lot of hard work latei- on by .si^-ettiiig- youi- subscriptions now while Ihcy oai'n the most votes! HERE IS HOW THEY STAND DISTRICT NUMBKR 1 Bl SINKSS C()L1>K«K DIVISION DoroHiv I'.arp, Ukiah 80,000 I^irriuiic Ihtpiwr, Ho |>laiKl 64,000 Mclha l.ucchosi, TaliiiaRe 51,000 Kosn I'orzio, Rt. I, Ukiah 42,000 BKAUTY SCHOOL DIVISION Betty CartiT, Ukiah lt),(K»(l Eda Frat«hia, 111. 2, Ukisvh (iCdOd Cleo Ford, Ukiah «0,0(KI Joanru! Grothc, Ukiah B4,(I(KI Marjorie I^vvrey. Ukiah 34,(l()(l Angle Martiiielli, Ikiah 02,000 Marcicl Smith, Ukiah .^(i.OOO DISTRICT NUMBER 2 BUSINESS COLLIXJIO DIVISION BEAUTY SCHOOL DIVISION Ina Ball, Fort BragK 40,000 z„e Vallicr, Boonville 18,000 Dolores Peterson, Point Arena 20,000 FcriM- lleiislc.v. Fort Bragg 10,000 Vnisy Porteous, Mendocino 10,000 DISTRICT NUMBER 3 BUSINESS COLLEGE DIVISION Loma Tsanias, Willits 48,000 Th«'ndora Carmen -loues, Willits 42,000 Phyllis Cromwell, BedWDod Val. .S4,0»0 BEAUTY SCHOOL DIVISION riiehna M. FerRuson, Willits 40,000 Marrion Page, Willits " 40,000 Ida I*Iae Yates, Covelo 10,000 RULE 6 OF RULES AND REGULATIONS: "Opportunity Week" will be December 4 to December 11, inclusive, and provides foi'" 25,000 Extra Votes for each tliree-vear subscription turned in. Also during this week, 5000 Extra Votes will be issued for each one- year subscrijjtion turned in. Make "Opportunity Week" Your "Banner Week"

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