Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on December 29, 1939 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, December 29, 1939
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* IMBOM OBSEIV«TIONS I By J. O. DAVIS: Publteiied «6r 71 Yem - OISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 120 E. Studley StrMi The American farmer has been bombarded with more high pressure propaganda than anybody; he is surrounded by phoneys and fakes and false friends who sceic to use him to serve their own ends. Little wonder that the farmer is a confirmed individualist, slow to engage in cooperative effort xnd suspicious of everybody and everything; politically and economically ho has been flimflammcd and gyped enough to cause him to lose faith in humanity. Frequently metropolitan newspapers carry stories about the activities of organizations or individuals representing and speaking for farmers. Too frequently inveotigatlon would reveal that men so mentioned would not know how to build a fire in a kitchen stove, milk a cow, harness a horse or do anything else on a farm; the only time they are near a farm Is when they might be there representing some processor, packer or other buyer of agricultural products; or representing some concern that has something to sell to the farmer. Just look around and you will be surprised at the number of men who speak for and represent farmers who have nothing whatever to do with actual farming; and they get away with it. * * * A typical example of the power of propaganda directed at agriculture occurred recently. It seems the United States Army bought some canned corned beef in South America. "Canned Willie" as the soldiers call this product is an important part of the army ration and desirable business to those who sell supplies to the army. Immediately, when it was learned this purchase was made in South America, a well publicised and nation-wide protest went up. The action was denounced as a serious blow to the cattle industry in this country and demands were made that the American farmer is entitled to first consideration when the army buys meat. Vigorous action was widely demanded, on the part of the Administration, to prevent a repetition of this flagrant disregard of the interests of the American farmer. Remember nothlrg was said about the packer; the farmer was kept right out in front in this discussion, and the injustice to the farmer was emphasized by the newspapers from the Statue of Liberty to the Qolden Gate. If anyone had made even a little effort to get at the facts it would have been easy to determine thut if the army had bought the corned beef in the United States, it would not have made a particle of difference to any farmer, or have enabled him to sell a single pound, of beef on the hoof to fill the order. The only result of the army buying that corned beef In the United States would bo to give the American packer his profit as middleman between the South American producer and the army; and It would not make even that dilTercnce If the army bought from one of the branches that our packers maintain in South America. * * • American farmers and stockmen would have saved themselves worry and protected their blood pressure if they had—when this story broke —gone into some food stores and searched for some canned corned beef produced In the United States; the search would have boon fruitless. They would find corned beef, under the brand of all of our leading packers, but they would find printed on the can "Product of Uruguay" or Argentine or Brazil; so the army would get South American "corned wiliie" whether it bought It in this country or the country where It was canned. AVhen you ask the merchant why you cannot get American corned beef you will be told that the South American canned beef is a better quality of beef than it would be possible to use for canning in this country. They used to say also that eggs dried in China by the old Chinese method of putrefaction were better than fresh eggs producted in this country, but they finally got caught up on that one. iVeekly Digest of Mendocino County News Gity, Rural and County News From Every Section of Mendocino County. DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone UkUh Number O—N—E tttoerat VOLmiE LXXI DISPATCH DEMOCRAT, COLLISION E IT IS FILED AGAINST A damage action for sums totaling $3846.14 was filed this week through the law firm of Taft & Spun- by the Bray Truck Line, Inc. against Hill Brothers Coffee Co., Inc., the suit coming as a result of an accident to the trucking line's truck and trailer on Highway No. 1, north of Albion, on May 12, 193». Jesse T. Wolfe, agent of the coffee company, is named as co-defendant. The Bray Truck Line claims that because of the negligent driving of Jesse Wolfe, who at the time was on a business errand for his concern, the Bray truck and trailer was forced off the road, over a HO- foot embankment, completely demolishing the truck and damaging the trailer to the extent of |180. As additional damage, beside the loss of the truck worth $3366.14, the complainants ask $300, which represents loss of the use of the trailer during the six days It was laid up for repairs. MOVES TO BE LOCATED N HOTEUOBBY New Location to Be Occupied on March 1, 1940 Western Union, which has occupied the corner section of the Ames-Smith building at Smith & State streets for more than 20 years, will move to the lobby of ths Palace Hotel on March 1, when the lease on the present location expires. The change of location will leave available in the business section of Ukiah one of the finest corners in the downtown area. Locations in Ukiah have been sought in vain for several years and it is expected that the store being vacated by Western Union will be re-leased before the present lease expires. In the lobby of the hotel. Western Union will occupy the space now occupied by the cigar stand. Cooperating with the hotel manage ment, 24-hour service will be available to the public. GIFTS Service Club Santa Was Busy Guy 1000 Children Guests of Lions At Xmas Party Two hundred and sixty children whom Santa Claua might have passed by in the rush of the Christmas delivery were generously remembered by the Service Club Santa, Christmas Eve. Well organized and with a wealth of material to. choose from, Santa set out with a well tilled pack, covering a radius of seven or eight miles, which included Coyote and Redwood Valley and other outlying points. Under the general managership of Lion Ralph Hogan, the service clubs worked up a Christmas program that exceeded former efforts in the quantity and quality of the gifts distributed and the general handling of the distribution. Two cars from the state highway traf-, flc office helped in the distribution in points where the truck could not travel. Ralph Hogan assisted Santa Claus in the distribution from the truck and George V6voda provided the truck and acted as its driver. At headquarters in the Cectlle Hotel Mrs. Ardis Roberts, Mrs. J. H. Hansen and Mrs. B. A. Eversole sorted and Hated the gifts. Assisting Sunday were Hr, and Mrs. Ruel Stickney, B. H. Schamber, Charles Anderson, Lon Gibson, Lee Mapes and Alex Thomas. Fred Naasie routed the delivery and Charles Lindbergh and Dr. J. J. Kirwin were shipping clerks. It is eatliuated that 1000 youngsters enjoyed the Uons Club party Friday niomlng and afternoon. CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1939 NUMBER 15 HAPPy NEW VEAR 1 ^^^^^^ HOMES Auto Rolls Over Four Times; Driver Hurt Old Time Resident Of Ukiah Passes In Berkeley Funeral ser-.iccs for an old time resident of Ukiah whom many friends will remember were held Friday in Oakland. Mrs. Emma F. Weslar. 82, a native of California, passed away on Tuesday at her home In Berkeley after an Illness of more than a month. She had been a resident of Berkeley for the past 45 years. Her husband, the late George Weslar, was a retired Naval officer. The Weslar home In Ukiah was the old Hoag place and the family Is well remembered here. Mrs. Weslar Is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand E. Hueter of Berkeley, a son, Wlllard H. Weslar, principal of Crockett high school, a brother, Arthur F. Kroder, and a grandson, Bartlett Wcs- Inr. Earl Downs, Indian of Upper Lake, is at the home of his brother, Eddie Downs of Talmage, recovering from injuries received in an automobile accident Christmas night. The car, with Downs at the wheel, skidded across the road, hit the bank and turned over four times, landing on the top near the Duck Inn north of Ukiah. Three of the four occupants of the car escaped injury. The driver, Earl Downs, was severely cut in the head and sustained a fractured arm. The car made four complete revolutions in a distance of 50 yards and turned turtle at the finish with all four doors locked. Occupants with Downs in the car were Elmer Moore, Upper Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Downs of Talmage, all Indians. According to Eddie Downs, the wheel of the car locked, causing the accident. The Injured member of the party is under the care of Dr. Joseph H. Smyth, Indian Service physician. SERIOUS ILLNESS Alex R. Thomas, well known rancher, is confined to his home, recovering from a serious illness of the past ten days. Thomas will be confined to bed for another 15 or 20 days. The many friends of the family extend sincere good wishes for comp'ete recovery in the new year. • Robert Austin, district manager of the Pacific Telephone * Telegraph Company, was In Ukiah on a husinc.s.s trip Tuesday. Awards Made In Xmas Contest WILLITS, Deo. 23.—Charles W. Kamp and Dr. R. B. Smalley won first awards In the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas decorations contest. Kamp and Smalley are winners In the house decorations group, and R & N Electrical Appliance Co. keeps the cup award in the store group. Winner of second prize in the house group is Mrs. Ida Sawyers; third, Melvin Butcher; fourth, A. B. Gusiander, president of the Chamber of Commerce. Others receiving honorable mention in the commercial group were: Power Company, Wilson's, Groce­ teria, Crystal Cafe, Whitney Furniture, Quadrio. Ten one-dollar awards were made in the house decorations group. Judges were representative citizens and not members of the Lions Club. Awards Made In Outdoor Decorations Prize Money Is Pivided Equally /fo Six Homes Father of Mrs. E. L. Williams Breaks Hip Charles Edwards, prominent sheep rancher living about five miles north of Cloverdala in Mendocino county, suffered a serious accident about six o'clock last Saturday morning, when he slipped on the floor of his home, fell and broke his hip. Dr. William E. Jordt of Cloverdale was summoned to the Edwards home where first aid was given Mr. Edwards, and the Ukiah ambulance summoned to bring him j jous manner. to the Ukiah General Hospital. he broken hip is severely painful and with Mr. Edwards' advanced age of over 80 years, his recovery will naturally be slow, although he is reported improving nic61y. He will probably spend a month in the local hospital. Mr. Edwards is the uncle of Mrs. E. L. Williams of Ukiah and Mrs. Edwards accompanied the ambulance to this city and remained a guest In the Williams home until Tuesday afternoon, when Sheriff Williams took her home for a temporary visit. Mr. Edwards owns one of Mendocino county's most prosperous sheep ranches, which Is located just south of Squaw Rock. He is widely known throughout Mendocino and Sonoma countiP!<. In judging outdoor Christmas dec- bratlons, the committee decided that the awards would be made oii the basis of general attractivenei^ of the home by the use of livin| trees and shrubs, and originality oif the decorative scheme. The (oUowr ing awards were made: ¥ J. R. Thonuis, Cto St. _.. Iftfift 1| EaUiw Lowe; Jones St S,00 ^ John P. Mason, Stephenson &00 P. E. Lange, Grove St .... 5.00 Robert Slmonet, Perkins 5.00 Kennetli Busch. Mill St .... 5.00 Special Mention The following homes were considered worthy of honorable mention: L. L. Whitmore, Jones & McPeak. C. A. Lindbergh, 810 West Clay. Mabel Hirsch, Scott and State. Rcdwine Home, Scott St. Mabel Ames Smith, W. Perkins. Ernest Mason, 700 West'Clay. E. L. Albertson, Jones St. Jamea Busch, Mill St. Everett Cox, Dora & Mill Sts. W. E. Dotrick, Dora & Clay. B. A. Cober, Church St. Fred Scholl, Dorp. St. Lon Gibson, Smith & Oak Sts. A. L. Ganter. 704 West Smith. Fred Leonard, Barnes St. E. Christensen, Grove St. Harold Zimmerman, No. Bush. Elmer Hopper, North Oak St. Comments A contrast of type and decoration may be seen at the Elmer Hopper home where, by the use of colored floodlights, the tree appears to have been sprayed with silver and red. The R. C. Stridor tree adds color to the Christmas decorations of North State street. The living tree of the Robert Anderson home is well decorated. The illumination of the shrub at the Mortenson home is most attractive. By the use of floodlights, the berry bushes of the Sandelin home portray their beauty to the fullest extent. The Elmer Busch homo has been brightened by the lighting of the shrubs, Santa Claus Santa Claus has been mighty busy in and around Ukiah, as his bulky image may be seen around quite a few chimneys and doorways. At the Christensen home on Grove street and the Kasch home on Oak Park he may be seen contemplating those chimneys in a very ser- He may be caught Sheriff Williams Gives Ring: Owner Happy New Year Through the personal efforts of Sheriff E. L. Williams, Jean Bourland of San Francisco will be able to shout Happy New Year without a lump in her throat in memory of a $250 diamond ring she left in the wash room of the Union Oil Station here on November 21. Sheriff Williams recovered the jewel Wednesday and forwarded it to its owner. Sheriff Williams traced the ring, but had he known it, the gem war, within arm's reach on the day it was purloined. The woman who had it tn her purse sat on a bench in the office at the jail, visiting with a prisoner, , while the ring's owner waa reporting her loss at the counter. No arrest was made. m BY COUNCIL PROGRESS em MS, XMAS RETURNS INDICATE Finnish Fund Tops $100 Mark Donations continue to pour In for the Finnish relief fund, a total of $137.50 now having been received to be applied for food and clothing for Finland's war victims. The nation-wldo appeal has met with fine cooperation, and Mendocino county is continuing to do its share. Collections to date are as follows: Paul Poulos _ $5.00 Dr. A. L. Gibson 5.00 Titus Strong 5.00 Charles Kasch 5.00 U. Mazzucchi, Fort Bragg 1.00 John Isnard P. E. Anker „ F. F. Aidams F. M. Wilson 6.00 1.00 2.50 5.00 5.00 6.00 2.00 Business Exceeds Last Year, Ukiah Merchants State in the act of leaving the house by means of the front door at the A. L. Ganter home on Smith street and also at the Whitmore home. The bright presence of Santa Claus may be seen at the B. A. Cober home. Some nr the more outstanding window effects that are noteworthy in mentioning may be seen at the James Busch home on Mill street. Here a beautifully decorated inside tree is attractively set off by two large candles and two Santa Claus'. The Everett Cox home at Dora and Mill streets employs the lighted wreath to obtain a most pleasing holiday effect. The Ernest Mason home reflects a gay holiday spirit by the use o' a variety of colored lights. — (Continued on Pago 6) — The city council, at their regulnr meeting last Wednesday night, affirmed perfect accord and satisfaction with the circle of city employees by re-naming incumbent appointive department heads for service during the coming year. The piesent and future setup as regards to appointed officials Is: Fred Bosworth, city manager; W. T. Briggs, chief of police; James Brawn, fire chief; E. M. Donohuc, chief of water rjepartmeni; Elmer Hopper, chief of electrical department; Gufis Wallach, city engineer; Paul Anderson, chief of gas depnit. ment; Mrs. Lucllo Moore, deputy city clerk and bookkeeper; Mar- jorle Harris, assistant booliltoopcr. Auto Thief Found To Be Insane; Committed Elmer L. Clark, who on November 11 stole the W. H. Green truck from its parking place at Willits and later abandoned it along the highway, was committed to Mendocino State Hospital last Saturday, there to remain until his sanity is restored; when, and if, he will again be brought into Superior Court to answer the charge of grand theft. Clark was held to answer under bail of $1000 after his preliminary hearing before Justice Will Van Dyke and when taken into court for arraignment Attorney Hale McCowen was appointed for his defense. Subsequently, Attorney McCowen filed a request for suspension of criminal proceedings ' and committment of his client to the state hospital for observation as to his sanity, the move on the part of the attorney being made after conversations with Clark which convinced him "a doubt exists as to the present sanity of defendant." The order of suspension was given and Saturday Clark was adjudged insane. Ragardieas of bad spots here and there, as reported a Dispatch representative, Uklah's business structure seems sound and seaworthy, the various expressions regarding tlie past year seisming to snbstsn- tlate an old saying, that basiness is where you And 1^ To give an idea of the comparative business volume during the present year and last, the Journal has talked with numerous businessmen and offers a selective number of those who report progress, as a dependable cross-section of opinions expressed. Dhunond Match Co. Lee Mapes, manager of Diamond Match Company, reports business for the entire year as "pretty good" with a .steady increase evident as the year moved toward its close. However, ho sees definite promise of better things in 1940, with a Hat of building prospects to Justify his optimism. The list, he says, con-1 tains not only a number of. resi dcnccs, but industrial buildings as well, some of which he characterized as "big stuff." The Diamond Match Company will soon add a number of new lines to the merchandise carried in the local store. Better Grade Enrlght's electrical supply busi- nes.i was good In IMS and somewhat better during the past year. Enright states that his business volume remains about the same, —(Continued on Pago 5)— Anonymous Chas. LInd, Redwood Val. A. & D. H. A Friend I. N., Cummlngs 1.00 George O'Quest 6.00 Edith V. A. Murphey, Death Valley 5.00 Stella Sandelin Douglass 5.00 Lempi Sandelin Pibemlg 5.00 Walter Sandelin 5.00 Al Oobalet 5.00 Russell Melander 5.00 M. Hendrickson 6.00 V. Valo, Redwood Valley .. 6.00 A. Hietala, Redwood Valley 3.00 E. Fiske, Redwood Valley 6.00 J. Kalllo, Redwood Valley 3.00 J. Ulvlla, Redwood Valley 2.00 K. Maki, Redwood Valley S.OO E. Johanson, Redwood Val. 3.00 A. Turula, Redwood Valley 5.00 Mrs. Mlkkila, Redw. Val. 2.00 Henry Deer, Redwood Val. 5.00 J. Taskinan, Redwood Val. 3.00 C. WIckstrom, Redw. Val. .. 2.00 C. & F. Engholm, Red. Val. 2.00 Alex Kauhanen, Red. Val. 5.00 K. Talso, Redwood Valley 2.00 Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund is urged to mail it im mediately, as the suffering of Fin- riish refugees is 'great Any amount, small oi- large, will be acceptable. FESTIVITIES HOLIDAY SPIRIT PREVAILS AT HOSPITAL 2800 Patients at State Hospital in Xmas Observance FIRE BOYS Annual Dance Receiving Support Preparations Are Complete for Big New Year Event "The happiest, merriest Christmaa," in many years, and the biggest (iack of gifts" is the word that comes J out from Mendocino State Hospital on the Christmas broadcast. That the holiday might bo a pleasr- ant memory to the 2800 patients at the hospital, an extensive . of pleasure was outlined and thf;;,<j festivities began ten days before' Christmas. The spiritual significance of tlic season was recognized in services arranged by different denominations. Pi-otestant services were held December 16 by Rev. Marie Pike, the following morning Father Reardon observed mas.^i at the hospital, and that same afternoon Scandinavian services were directed by Rev. Evjpenth of San Francisco. Gifts The afternoon before Christmas there was distribution of candy and nuts to each patient and the choir of the Methodist church sang Christmas carols to the assembled patients. The morning of Christmas there was a distribution of presents, including those sent by the Jewish Committee for Personal Service in institutions, and a real Christmas dinner was served during the day. In the early evening a dance was arranged for the patients with special features, among them a Hawaiian dance by Miss Barbara Scott, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. James Scott. Moving pictures formed an interesting feature of the Christmas celebration. Pictures were shown three times a day on three separate days during the celebration. Every hall at the ho.spital was gaily decorated and there was a Christmas tree in every ward. From the 2800 patients only a small fraction of the number were unable to attend the exercises. The children of Albcrtinum will be guests of the hospital at a special picture show at 12:30 p. m. on Thursday, December 28. Oranges and candy will be distributed. September Collision Brings Damage Action Mr. and Mrs. Hari-y Presley of Ukiah went to Petaluma where they were guests over Christmas in the home of Mrs. Presley's mother, Mrs. Rose Delocca. The home was the scene of a happy family reunion. Claiming personal and property damage to the extent of $25,897 because of an automobile accident near McGill's airport on September 12, Jack D. Allen of Red Bluff has filed suit against Joseph Still of Scotia to recover that amount. The action was filed last Saturday by Attorney Charles Kasch. The complaint lists numerous injuries received by Mr. Allen when his Ford coupe collided with the Studebaker sedan owned by Mr. Still, for which he asks $25,000. In addition there were hospital bills and physician's services totalling $687.00, and $300.00 damage done to the plaintiff's car. The action is based on charges of negligence and the careless driving of the defendant. Hotel Proprietors Spend Christmas In the South Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Jones, popular proprietors of Hotel Cecille, spent Christmas in sunny southern California, guests in the home of Mrs. W. Hodel, sister of Mrs. Jones and mother of Marion Hodel. Mr. and Mrs. Jones drove south, leaving Saturday and planning to welcome the New Year in the south. They will enjoy the Tournament of Roses, the Rose Bowl game, and other holiday event.s in the .louth. Work of all committees having to do with preparations for the 61st annual New Year dance of the Ukiah Fire Department was completed at the close of the week, except the tasks allotted the decorating committee. This group will begin work on Tuesday so as to have the hall in complete readiness before Saturday night, December 30, which is the date the dance is to be given this time. Enthusiasm for this enterprise of the flro boys is indicated In the report that contributions, which are entirely voluntary and aside from the funds realized from the sale of tickets, are at this time considerably ahead of previous years, which marks both the generosity of local citizens and their interest in their fire department. The Annual Ball is, and has fur years, been the only effort made by member.i of the department to raise funds for any purpose and the money realized from the dance is used entirely for the good of the service. Contributions, therefore, are generally considered by our citizens as an investment in protection for their property. This time, it Is understood, there is to be no attempt made to go into the elaborate in the matter of decoiations. The hall is to be fully and attractively decorated and every provision made for the comfort and enjoyment of (he dancers, and this will include the very best of music and floor management. The date is Saturday evening December 30; the place is Ukish giammar school auditorium. PETTY THEFT CHARGE Howard Schaaf was brought from Fort Bragg by Deputy Sheriff Ben Waldo the first of the week to await his call for a preliminary hearing before Justice D. Moungovan of Arena township. He is charged with theft of a jack from a state highway truck. Wife Beater Spends His Christmas in Durance Vile ylloy L. Costner, 43, a iaburei' living on Robinson creek, wna. taken to Santa Rosa Friday to begin serving a jail sentence of .six months for wife beating. The sentence was imposed the same day hy Justice Don Ward of Sancl township') CostnJr was arrested on December 19 on the complaint filoti b.v Mrs. Costner and evidence introduced at the time of his hearing at Hopland indicated the man is a slave to the habit of asserting his dominion over his home in a rather violent manner. He has until luio 20, 1940, to consider the error of his ways. • Miss Verna Talso is home for two weeks vacation at the K. TalKO home in Redwood Valley. Miss Talso, a graduate with the of 1939 from Ukiah high school, is a freshman at San Jose College. CLASSIFIED ADS New This Week MRS. ROMEB IS ILL Mrs. Ida Romer is confined to her home recuperating from a threatened attack of pneumonia. Used Furniture Specials! Used Oii Heater, like new .. $49.50 2-pc. Chesterfield Set, excellent condition 35.00 Rocking Chair _ 3.50 Occasional Chair 2.50 Ukiah Fui'nitui-e Co. state & Smith Sts. Phone 324 CLEARANCE SALE AT EMERY'S on ready-to-wear. South State St., phone 28T-J. 74tlo FOR RENT—Strictly modern 4-rm. house, garage. Apply 544 No. Dora. 74t3p CABIN FOR RENT—Furn. or un- furn., $10 per mo. Harold Zimmerman, 211 So. State, ph. 130. 74tfo

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