Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on December 22, 1939 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, December 22, 1939
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OBSERVATIONS By J. O. DAVIS: Published for 71 Years DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 120 E. Standley Street Glty, Rural and Coun^ News Prom Every Section of Mendocino County. DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: PHone Ukiah Nomber O—N—B \5 To stop the proceas of the con- vsraion of the American farmer Into the llkenesa of the European peasant some way must be found to give economic parity to the farmer in his selling market and, his buying market; the tariff policy of the country must be made to work for the farmer and not against him as at present. Probably the best approach to a solution of the probl'-m we have had was the McNary-Haugen bill. Roughly, this measure would operate about as follows: When surplus agricultural products were to be sold In the world markets export debenture certiflcates would be issued the grower in an amount equal to the Import duty on such agricultural products. Thetse export debenture certiflcates were not legal tender for the payment of public or private debts, but could be used only for the payment of import duties on Imported merchandise. They could have been readily disposed of at a very small discount aa importers are constantly paying large sums in Import duties. • • • The tariff on wheat is 42 cents per bushel; the grower of surplus exported wheat would receive 42 cents per bushel in export debenture certiflcates for all wheat so exported. That would do two very important things for the wheat larmer; it would give him 42 cents per bushel above the world price for the wheat sold In the world market and which is very much more Important would hold the American home market 42 cents per bushel above the world market; thus the tarilT would be actually doing something for the farmer by raising the price of what he has to sell as it now raises the price of what he has to buy. The McNary-Haugen bill passed both houses of the Congress and was vetoed by perhaps the most orthodox Republican President since William McKinley, Calvin Cooiidge. In fact, Coolldgc vetoed the measure twice after the Con- gross had passed It. Republicans of the Cooiidge type would, of course, regard such legislation as radical, unsound and dangerous. It Is not recorded whot these Republicans think of the policy that ia dlsposscsslnR the American farmer of his land; breaking up homes that have, In many cases, been maintained by the same families since the time the virgin prairie sod was first turned over; making discontented, disillusioned and embittered men out of the very bone and sinew of the established order. « • • Every student of national affairs has known for years that it will be an unbelievably stupid national blunder for this country to permit tiie liquidation of the American farmer aa we have known him. That Is the tragic event that is as certain as tomorrow's sunrise unless something effective is done to save the farmer from the pea and shell game that the present tariff policy Is, where agriculture is concerned. * * • The establishment of various governmental agencies for extending credit and low interest rate loans have been helpful to the farmer but are emergency measures only and do not go to the root of the trouble that afflicts the farmei-. The farmer can be safely trusted to take care of his own credit needs If ha c^n sell^that which he[ produces af »^ pii<;# sufficiently above the coat of production to leave him a decent profit. If he can have Just that one thing he will not need any nursing of any kind; he will hoe his own row and ask no help from anybody. So long as there is no profit In his business and no reward for his labor palliatives can give no help except to postpone the inevitable, which ultimately will be no help at ail. Here in America now Is a task for a Jefferson, a Jackson, a Lincoln. May the necessary leadership be found. VOLUME LXXI DISPATCH DEMOCRAT, UKIAH, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1939 NUMB1|R~14 PATRIOTIC DEDICATION OF CODRT FLAGS V ^i Applicants Hear Inspiring Talks At Naturalization The Stars and Stripes and the Bear Flag, California's state flag, Installed In the Superior Court room, were solemnly dedicated at inspiring exercises held Thursday afternoon In the court room. Judge W. D. L. Held was presiding on Naturalization Day when the ceremonies were introduced In the presence of applicants for citizen- shi«A Artorney W. H. Brunner gave a brief history of the Stars and Stripes, the symbolism of the flag, what it means to Americans and to those who swear allegiance to it from other countries. Attorney Hale McCowen spoke on the Bear Flag, its development from the Sonoma Incident and the coming of Americans to California; he gave a brief account of the pioneers, Sutter and his empire, the purchase from the Russians; he reviewed briefly the early government of the state and Its reception into the Union without territorial stains. Attorney Lilburn Gibson summed up the purpose of the dedication, telling what the flag stands for to American citizens and particularly to those who seek citizenship here. He spoke against all "isms" except Americanism and gave to the newly enfranchised citizens the charge of their new office. The court room was crowded to capacity for the exercises and members of Mendocino County Bar Association were in attendance. The flags were purchased by the Board of Supervisors and Installed In the court room In conformance with a law recently passed by the legislature. McConnell Buys Lot in Yokayo Heights Howard McConnell Tuesday purchased a home site on Mill Court in Yokayo Heights and plans on building in the spring. Mr. McConnell Is the proprietor of the General Service Station on North State street. The work of pouring the foundations has started on the Ralph Hogan home, the model home of the Heights, and the roof and frame work are up on the A. T. Bradley home with the interior work started. Lions Honor Dr. Toller Dr. R. B. Toller, recently appointed assistant superintendent of Napa state Hospital, was guest of honor at a stag dinner held Friday night at the Rainbow cafe. About 30 members of Ukiah Lions Club, with which Dr. Toller was affiliated during the years of his residence here, greeted the guest of honor. Dr. J. H. Hansen, W. A. Thornton, Leonard Lawaon and Dr. Walter Rapaport, newly appointed superintendent of Mendocino, were Included among the guests. As a token of the regard in which Dr. Toller Is held, the Lions presented him with a gift. E. A. Eversole made the presentation. Dr. I. E. Charlesworth, superintendent of Napa Hospital, has gone on vacation of several weeks and Dr. Toller Is acting superintendent In his absence. Mrs. Toller and her son accompanied Dr. Toller to Uklah, and Barbara, who remained In Uklah to finish the school term, accompanied the family to the Napa home. Dr. and Mrs. Toller and the children were guests of Mrs. Toller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hagans in Uklah. BURIKD IN POINT ARENA Emil Acqulstapace, 56, who passed away In this city Saturday, was buried In Point Arena on Monday, Eversole Mortuary In charge. Ac­ qulstapace is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ao Stornetta. well known resident of Point Arena. Eighth Grade Classes At Naturalization Exercises Mrs. Martha Rawles, teacher In one of the schools of the Aiidcrson Valley Union grammar school district, accompanied the members of her eighth grade class to Ukiah Thursday. They were in the court on Naturalization Day and heard the ceremonies attendant upon the dedication of the flags. Mrs. Myrtle Eglin of Calpella school and her eighth grade attended the examination for citizenship held Friday morning in the court. Twelve ot the 16 members of the class up for examination hud taken Instruction in citizenship under Mrs. Eglin. HOME WITH PARENTS Mrs. Frances Girvin arrived Friday from Boulder Creek to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Joseph. Mrs. Girvin is a member of the Boulder Creek school's teaching staff. Finnish Relief Fund Growing Donations received by the Dispatch-Democrat for the Finnish relief fund have reached I2S.5G, and are listed below; Paul Poulos .. J5.00 Dr. A. L. OliMOn 8.00 Titus Strong S.OO Charles Kasch - _.. 6.00 U. Maizucchi, Ft. Br-gg 1.00 John Isnard 8.00 F. E. Anker 1.00 F. F. Adam» 2.50 Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund Is urged to mall It Immediately, as the suffering of Finnish refugees is great. Any amount, small or large, will be acceptable. HEARING ESTATE SARE Court Orders Final Account,' Distribution In the matter of the estate of Charles R. Perkins, former supervisor of Mendocino county, further hearing on the second annual account and report of the executrix, Mrs. Kathleen Perkins, together with objecctions flied by the Ukiah Production Credit Association were continued to February 17, 1940, by Judge Donald Geary presiding in the Superior Court of this county Monday. Continuation of the hearing was on condition that Mrs. Perkins shall by that time flle with the clerk of the court a final account and petition for distribution. Upon presentation by Attorney H. L. Preston for the executrix, that all matters between the estate and the client, the objections filed by Barbara Laurence, a daughter of the late C. R. Perkins, and the citation to show cause for removal of executrix were dismissed. Pursuant to the stipulation of Attorney H. L. Preston for the executrix and Attorney Hale McCowcn for Ukiah Production Credit Association, the citation to show cause for contempt of court was also dl.s- missed. Hearing of petition for allowance of attorneys fees and commissions was continued until February 17, 1940. WHO SAYS THERE AINT NO SANTA CLAUS' G)roner's Case Develops Into 'Dead' Drunk A coroner's case — a dead man — ran over by the NWP freight bound south. The call came in to Sheriff E. L. Williams Sunday and Deputy Coroner Beverly Broaddus sped north. Directions were given by the voice over the telephone to go to Farley and walk two miles down the track to Tatu, where the body would be found. Taking the precaution to speak to the railroad agent in Willits, Broaddus found that the "dead man" had been brought in by the freight crew and taken to Howard Memorial Hospital. Inquiry at the hospital divulged the tact that the "corpse" was able to walk into the hospital under his own power. In the hospital, O. P. Stump, 55, of Farley, Insisted his leg was broken. When asked "which one" he waved the "broken" member in the air. Examination disclosed a dislocated shoulder from contact with the freight engine. Authorities state it was a case of "dead drunk" and a premature call for the coroner. BOUNCING BOY Mr, and Mrs. C. V. Spears are parents of their eighth child, a 10- pound baby boy who arrived at the home Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Spears make their home on a ranch two miles east on the Ukiah-Tahoe highway. Dr. J. E. Gardner Is attending physician. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Ingram and sons, Warren and Rea, of Navarro, will spend Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hinds and family of Ukiah. You would have a hard time making this bunch of youngsters believe it after meeting Santa in person in front of Morty's and receiving a candy gift from him A crowd of kiddies have gathered daily to greet Santa, who makes an annual visit to Morty s to Sread his melsage of gOOdchelr. Dispatch-Democrat Photo Camp Fire Groups Hold Parties The two groups of Quannacutt Camp Fire Girls held their Christmas parties at the municipal clubhouse Friday and Saturday nights ot last week. The fifth and sixth grade girls held their party Friday evening, and the seventh grade girls held their's Saturday evening. Guests at the Friday night party were: Bobby Crude, Bob Chase, Buddy Brower, Jim Brcaddus, Junior Scott, Ernest Hull, Peter An- celottl, Ted Lancaster, Harry Richardson, Charles Hofman. Saturday night's guests were: Richard Banker, Linn Ford, Donald Briggs, Alan McDonald, Bob Lebsack and Richard Zimmerman. Mrs. E. L. Chelll, Quannacut advisor, will be assisted in the futurp by Mrs. W. F. Barr. The Quanna- cuts exchanged Christmas'gifts around the Christmiis tree at the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, December 20. The block prints which they have been making for Christmas cards were on display at that time. • William Thomas of Usal, former supervisor of the Fourth district, was in Uklah Saturday. Mrs. Kate Rawles Lived Her Life In This County Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Lee Rawles, 57, were held Thuis- day, December 21, at 2:00 p. m., from Eversolo's Mortuary. Rev. O. V. Wilkinson ot Santa Rosa, former pastor of the Fii'st Christian church of Ukiah, officiated. Interment was In Uklah cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred, Vernon and A. N. Rawles, Oscar and Elmer Weger, Sam McClellan. Mrs. Rawles passed away Tuesday, December' 19, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norma Fi-ye of Santa Rosa. Death followed a long Illness. Mrs. Rawles was born at Hearst and had lived all her life In Mendocino county. She was a daugh- tei of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Orr, pioneer settlers of Uklah. The Rawles and Orr families are among the most highly respected residents of this section. Deceased Is survived by her husband, Robert Rawles of Ukiah, and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Norma Frye, Santa Rosa; Mrs. Zolo Brown, Euieka; Darrell, Jesse, Jane, Mary and Eugene Rawles of Uklah. CAMP FIRE GIRLS DECORATE TREE Offlc«r« of Wuhanka Cainp Fire Girls last Saturday de<!orated the ChriNtniiis tr^•<^ wt u.side for th«ni in the court house wimire. Plc- tunvj iilmvp, hard ut work on their projtHt, are (Htundlng, left f« right), Mrs. lUiirgarel Anderson, guardhui, and Betty MIM- SnUth, vhe- preMldent. Knc«'lUig, left to right, Biwbara Ballou, Bergeant -at-arms, and Joaji llovey, president. —Dispatch Democrat Photo BANKER Knight Denied Rehearing by Higher Court The Supreme Court has denied Filburn Knight, Covelo Indian, a rehearing of the Appellate Court's decision, upholding Knight's conviction in the Superior Court here of charges of diTjnk driving, with prior conviction. The complaint on which the conviction was made was filed by Captain A. N. Rawles of the highway patrol on July 29; the offense was committed on June 10. Prior to that date, on November 18, 1937, Knight was arrested and cBarged with a similar complaint in the court of Justice G. R. Redwfne of Round Valley township. He pleaded not guilty and then, at the time set for his trial, December 7, withdrew the plea and admitted guilt, waived time for sentence and was assessed a fine of $50.00 and placed under probation for a period of six months. Jury Said Guilty Trial for the second offense was held In Superior Court here and a jury verdict of guilty as charged returned on August 29; H. S. Clen- denln of Laytonville was foreman of the jui-y. Superior Judge W. D. L. Held then sentenced Knight to nine months in county jail. Knight's attorneys, Burke and Rawles, Immediately filed their request for arrest of judgment and notice of motion for a new trial for their client. On August 30, a new trial having been denied, the attorneys filed notice of appeal from that decision of the court. Knight was released on bail September 5, and is still at liberty. Subsequently the Court of Appeals upheld the decisions of Judge Hold and this week the Supreme Court placed its seal of approval upon the judgment of both the local court and the Court of Appeals. TOOK EXAMINATIONS VForrest Hughes was In San Francisco last week to take the examinations required by the state ofj all automobile insurance agent^j While in the city Mr. Hughes arranged for delivery of a Studebaker Commander to Coach C. E. Ander- .son of the Fort Bragg high school. He reports ,ilso delivery last week of a Champion Opera Coupe to Carl A. Gein, assistant coach of Ukiah Union high school, and a Commander Custom Coupe to Maurice Cullen of Talmage. Max Haskett Rites Held In Willits . Deceased Lived Many Years in County of Birth WILUTS, Dec. 20.—A mam who played aa a boy on Willits streets and school grounds. Max Howard Haskett, was laid to rest Wednesday. He died December 18 at bis home in Santa Rosa, where he had been ill for a year. Sunday the deceased and Ills wife, who survives him, rounded out 26 years of married life. Of their children, those surviytng are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Patterson of Holllster, and Donald and Philip Haskett of the home address. A fourth child, Paul, is dead. Mr. Haskett was bom in Uklah, April 13, 1888, but was reared In Willits and was well known here. For a number of years he was with the Willits bank, and went from here to Santa Rosa to engage In banking. At his funeral service, held at 10:30 a., m. Wednesday, from the Methodist church under the auspices of the L. P. Anker Mortuary, the Rev. Chester L. Buckner, local pastor, officiated. The Rev. Jphii W. Falconer, Santa Rosa .minister who had been with Mr. Haskett often during his illness, was speaker. A trio, Mrs. Charlotte Marvin Spears, Miss Maxine Duffield and Miss Ileta Shimmin, sang. Mrs. R. H. Corbett, Jr. played the organ.. Besides those mentioned, surviving relatives are sisters, Mrs. Bei*- tha Haskett Martin, Santa Rosa, Mrs. Amy Haskett Gerow, teacher at Kelseyvllle high school, Mrs. Bessie Shelton, Santa Rosa, and a brother, Victor Haskett of Bridgeport, Calif. DECORATIONS ESTHER'S SHOPPE JUDGES DEK^ Prizes Awarded In Commerciat House Groupings 'Esther's UMnM, VkUh*« • drw* •hop of which Miss SMb«r |tf4- wlne is proprietor, won lltft..prtoe for the most beautiful ChrisUiiM display amonf commercial hoiiaw. Other prfie winners in tbiagroitp were: Se^d, Sprouse-Retts.Btbt*; third, Enrifhra Electric ^p; .and fourth, Empire Paint Sto^ Priies were, respecUvely, f 10.00, inr !oO^.0O and $2.50. The committee judging ^mmer- dal houses included: Dr. R. If. Curtner, chairman, Mrs. ReiwStot^t, Charles Fulkerson, Mrs. Wiiliam Bromley, Frank Branson. Willow-Lima Property Is Up For Sale Following careful scrutiny of the deeds In question by Attorney W. H. Brunner, the trustees of Uklah Union grammar school district again offer for sale the pri^erty and school building known as Willow-Llma. A minimum price of $500 has been set for the sale. All but a small fraction of the property involved was given to Willow-Lima district by Elijah Weller many years ago. The gift to the school held a revision clause and Mrs. Nancy Akers of Ukiah, an heir of Elijah Weller, holds that revislonary Interest. The trustees have come to an agreement with Mrs. Akers and have cleared the title preparatory to the sale. Thirty dollars In prises will bo distributed in Eve awaids f«r the most beautiful Christa^ decorations in the house diaplay group. Judging by a seoset committee wUl be made Tuesday nl|;ilt, p»< isember 26, between the h <Mtrs (pf' 7:30 ailid 9:00 o'clock. ' ~ : Judging of decorations waa.!'lM|^ ed on general attracUveiii»^'ol[the store, Chtistmas effect otrt^MA.-in the handling of the display, ,ua« of merchandise In harmoniclijg] ^th the display, originality and'suociess ot scheme carried out, elfol:t| employed in constructing display^ The committee commfcntM . on commercial decorationr, a« followii: Esther*!! Shoppe has obt>11nM a most beautiful examf/le of color harmony in the blending of. red and sliver. This display hM handled the' menshandise Iq si^b'a pleasing manner that Qfie 'to not conscious ot a commercial' eshltilt. The silver bowls mounted on red pedestals with graceful sprays of sliver leaves prove a dlsoemment of the beautiful. One of the most attractive stores from the standpoint of Christmas effect is the Sprouse-Relta StoM. This may best be seen at night Looking past a unique window display into the rear of the store, one has the feeling of looking down a candle-lighted corridor at the end of which is a large pipe organ. Above the organ, a large painting of Santa Claus drawn by his reindeers completes a truly ' clever Christmas scheme. The skill and dexterous manner ot lighting arrangement makes Ui- rlght's Electric Shop a Christmas display that exhiblto a definite —(Continued on Page 6)-^ CLASSIFIED ADS NEW THIS ISSUE Little Things Determine Used Car Quality • WHAT you don't see is most often more Important than what you look at when you buy a used automobile. We can tell you all about any used car in our stock and what we did to restore it to new-car mechanical condition. 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe $676 1938 Ford Coupe $868 1937 Ford Deluxe Coupe $495 1937 Ford Pickup $445 1937 Ford Tudor Sedan $445 1932 Plymouth Sedan $138 1935 Willys Sedan . $168 • See our selection of late model used trucks at bargain prices. Mendocino Motor Sales Tour New Ford Dealer — Ukiah Home of Better ITSed Oars OPEN SUNDAYS A: EVENINGS BUSY BEE Coffee Shop will serve special Christmas dinner with all trimmings. Sun. and Mon. 72t2c FOR SALE—Bon spray rig, 22%hp. engine, good as new, price $150. Herman Mattern, Rt. 1, Box 73, Uklah. 72t6o FOR SALE— Mallard ducks, dressed or alive; new tractor trailer. Mrs. A. E. Bumbam, ph. 16F11, Uklah. 72t3o FOR SALE—Pigs. Erlckson'a Auto Wrecking, 1% ml. N Uklah. Ph. 758 J. 72t6p LOST— Gray handled 3 -blade pocket knife. Return to Redwood- Journal; reward. 72tlo LOST—BroWn zipper bag with valuable papers, Dec. 12, on road bet. Nice and The Forks; reward. Ret H. B. Lee, Nice, Lake Co., or leave at Weber Buick Oo.,.lh(lah. LOST—Black mala pup, short haired, long ears, white breast; riw. for return. Uklah Sheet Metal Shop. 72tto FOR SALfl — Work horses, hay, wood. W. 8. Hughes, Potter Valley. 72tep FOR SAUS—Concentrated ferUlis- er goat manure, 75o per sack. Leave orders at Slim's Barber Shop, 206 N. Stat«B St., Ukiah. 72t8p PERSON finding purse in Union Oil Station, inclah, keep money, return contents. N. Fitzgersld, Kelseyvllle. '^2t8p LOST—Black pockctbook. Finder return to Redwood Journal; r<w. 72t3p LIVESTOCK WANTED — Sheep, cattle and hogs. N. J. Kvale, phona 643. 72t3o HAY FOR SAI^E—Alfalfa or oat, baled, in lots to suit N. J. Kvale, phone 643. 72t8o CHRISTMAS WREATHS for sale, all sizes. Frank Middleton's plaoe, 119 North Main. 72t3p FOR SALE—Black setid oaU, to per lb. Inquire Laughlin Ranch, 8 ml. N ot Calpella on Redwood highway. 12>21n(p

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