Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on December 29, 1939 · Page 3
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December 29, 1939

Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California · Page 3

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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1939 DISPATCH DEMOCRAT, URIAH. CALIFORNIA PAGE THREE TEN YEARS AGO December 21. 19Z9 Jail Problem The problem of a new jail for Mendocino county fs facing the board of supervisors and will have to be solved in the very near future, according to a statement by Supervisor Ford. The present Jail is too small and also lacks the accommodations prescribed by the state health and prison authorities. There is no provision for housing female prisoners, and they have been kept at the county farm, but last week Judge H. L. Preston ordered that this be done no longer, owing to the condition of accommodations there. Rainfall The rainfall for Ukiah as shown by the government gauge at thfe fire department has now reached a total of 13.49 inches for the season. The average annual rainfall here is about 37 inches. Christmas Tree The community Christmas tree was Installed in front of the court house Wednesday. The tree was again furnished by Charles Howard. George Merk went up to the ranch the first of the week with his truck and the ranch hands helped htm cut and load the big tree. Eficape Drowning Two Ukiah youths, Bill White and Louis Johnson, narrowly escaped death by drowning Sunday, when their boat capsized on Tule Lake near Upper Lake while the boys were duck hunting. Mrs. Figone Passes Mrs. Kate Figone died Thursday at the family home near Talmage at the age of 74 years. ^ Gravelly Dam Reports from Gravelly Valley are that 19 inches of rain have fallen in that vicinity up to Sunday evening. The water in Lake Pillsbui-y rose to such a height that it was I found necessary to open six gates at the upper dam. Three or more inches of water fell on several different days during the eight-day storm. Personals Dr. L. K. Van Allen reports the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hiatt at Hopland, December 18. Sam Shafsky, well known coast resident, was a Ukiah visitor Friday. Mrs. G. A. Keller returned Wednesday from a two weeks' visit in San Francisco. She 'was accompanied home by her daughter, Miss Roberta Hoag, who will remain here during the holidays. J. J. Thornton, R. R. Ingels and Leon Grover drove to San Francisco Wednesday to confer with the officials of the P. G. & E. about water for irrigation districts. Mario Croce, who murdered his wife at Greenwood the first of the year, paid the extreme penalty of his crime yesterday, being hanged at San Quentin at ten o'clock in the morning. TWENTY YEARS AGO December 19, 1919 Gravelly Dam The Gravelly dam has ceased to be a conjecture and has assumed the status of a reality. Branded as an intangible dream 15 years ago, it became an assured fact last Saturday when the Snow Mountain Water & Power Company negotiated a contract with a well known firm of contractors of San Francisco,' calling for the construction of a dam at Gravelly valley by December 1, 1920. The cost of construction of this stupendous project aggregate over a million dollars and does not include the clearing of Gravelly valley, which must be accomplished before the water is allowed to back up behind the dam. Charity Work The Elks have made arrangements to feed the destitute of Ukiah on Christmas. To this end they wish all deserving cases reported to them. The public can cooperate by informing any Elk of deserving cases. Shingle Mill W. S. Melville, L. A. Hugo, and George Hey ward have formed a partnership under the name and title of Melville Shingle & Tie Co. Their principal place of business will be in Willits and they will reopen the Melville Shingle Mill. This mill has a capacity of 100,000 shingles a day, and by the first of the year they hope to be running to full capacity. The Redwoods The Saturday Evening Post of December 6th contains a splendid write-up of the redwoods, under the caption of "The Last Stand of the Giants." The article is written by Samuel G. BIythe and is profusely illustrated. A national association has been formed to save a few of the beat specimens for the benefit of future g «i ;erations. The people who burned the great library of Alexandria were considered the vandals of the century, but these ignorant people are outclassed by some of our own leading citizens. Wedding San Francisco papers announce the wedding In Redwood City on Wednesday of Miss Anna Montague and Mr. Los Morby of this place. 'IThomtnu Wedding Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Thornton, their little son Cedrlce and their beautiful baby daughter, Bonnlebel, will spend Christmas in Ukiah where they will be guests at the wedding of Miss Leta Wilson and W. A. Thornton. The groom-to-be is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Thornton of Ukiah. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson. THIRTY YEARS AGO December 17, 19q« Star Installation Tuesday night was a night long to be remembered in the history of Casimir Chapter No. 252, Order of Eastern Star. It was the an- ual installation. The Installing officers were the retiring Matron, Addle E. Case, who acted as Installing officer; Jessie McNab, installing marshal; and the installation prayer was delivered by Mrs. Laura Grover, in the most impressive manner. The newly-elected Worthy Matron, Dr. Ida Lathrop- Malpas, wore a beautiful costume of ivory white moire silk and crystal spangled net. Mattie Hutchinson is associate matron; Ethel Porterfield, conductress; Jennie Mathews, associate conductress. The Star Points are Emma Donohoe, Ada; Rose Busch, Ruth; Helen Mariner, Esther; Caroline Smith, Martha; Jessie Standley, Electa. Federal ,Iah ' The organization forces in the Republican party have recognized the worth of John L. McNab and have offered him the position of district attorney for northern California. The position carries with it a salary of $4500 a yeai'. Candidates With the advent of the new year, there promises to be a "hot time in the old town" in the ranks of the local factions of the Republican party. Last year there was somewhat of a new realignment in the factions. W. O. White of the Press, formerly of the old "Press Gang," deserted that faction and went over to the McNab-Caughey faction. White ran for chairman of the Central Committee but was defeated by one vote by P. I. Lancaster of the Fairbanks-Bernhard- Mannon faction. Simultaneously with the flop on the part of White and the Press, Rhodes and the Times went over to the opposition and, reinforced by former Assemblyman Held, made a powerful opposition to the organization. Wedding George Garavcnta and Miss Mary Levaggi of Talmage were united in marriage Wednesday at the Catholic church by Father Edward. Tree Planting The Union Lumber Company has rained over 700,000 eucalyptus trees in its nursery this year. They have planted about 500 young trees along the bluff from Pudding Creek on the noi-th to Noyo harbor on the south. As the eucalyptus grows very rapidly, it will not be many years before the city will be protected. Personals Traveling men don't sleep overnight in Point Arena this stormy weather if they can help it, because of the want of a bridge across Alder creek! Fred Loring, editor of the Willits News, was circulating among his friends at the county scat the first of the week. The Christmas dinner at the Oo- cillc this year will be one of the swellest ever given here. From six to eight in the evening, and only 75 cents. Sam and G. E. Pinches were among the many people down from Laytonville this week on business, having been called down an witnesses on the hog stealing case Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roedcr and family have gone to the city on a short visit. It is likely that Mrs. Rocder will mal.e a trip to the Hawaiian Islands before returning home. University, are home for' the holiday vacation. Mrs. W. H. Wadsworth has gone to Wcudland to spend Christmas with her mother, Mrs. Sheilham- mer. Oscar Sanford and Victor McClure have leased the Douglass ranch for a period of five years. There are about 1000 acres of range land and 50 acres of hops. W. R. Hildreth and Tom Farrance, who have been working on the S. P. steel bridge near Sacramento, are home to spend the lioli days with their parents in this city. The boys are always welcome home. The Great American Home FIFTY YEARS AGO December 27, 1889 The Boom Breaks Tuesday evening of last week the boom across Noyo river below the county bridge broke, and about 300 logs, mostly piles, went out to sea. The Noyo river was booming at the time. At low water it was banked high and there was more fresh water in it than for the past 20 years. Nearly all of the logs have been recovered. Personals George Gibson and wife, the former Miss Cleland, arrived hqme Inst week. There was a very light fall of snow in Ukiah last Sunday morning. It did not cover the ground and was gone In a very short tin-.e. W. W. Cunningham, clerk of Fol- aom prison, is spending the holidays with his family. Dr. E. W. King and wife, V. Brunner, Sr., B. B. Fox, Charles Cunningham and Hale McCowcn, all of whom were in San Francisco last week, have returned home. Miss Kate McGough, daughter of Thomas McGough of Anderson Valley, led the class of applicants at the recent examination before the board of education at Lake county, obtaining a 90 percent grade. Miss McGough had charge of the Mountain View school in this county last term. It is a very important thing to know when to go after a physician. Nine times out of ten calling one is a needless expense, while falling to call one at the proper time m.iy cost a life. "Our Family Physician enables those who have it to know when they should and when they should not call a physician. Subscribe for the Dispatch-Democrat and you will get a copy of the book free! Nearly 100 buildings were erected in Ukiah in 1889. Don't forget the Firemen's Masquerade on New Year's eve. Red, all wool, ladies' vests and pants, for a dollar each at Rosenberg's. Ladles' black hose, ten cents a pail- at Rosenberg's. Will Beatty got his arm broken at the skating rink Tuesday night. Travelers pronounce the roads worse than they have been for years. The new telegraph line along the railroad has been completed within a mile of town. Governor Waterman has issued a patent to John B. Ladford of Mendocino county for 14.70 acres of state land, and a patent to John A. Todd of Mendocino county for 40 acres "f state university land. Young men, before you go to see your best girl, take a look at Hoffman's new silk ties and latest styles of collars! J. C. Ruddock, formerly of this place, now chief clerk in the surveyor general's office at San Francisco, has been elected first vice- president of the Iroquois club of that city. FORTY YEARS AGO December 22, 1899 Waltz Prizes In order to help along the Firemen's Masquerade Ball, H. Marks and Company of the City of Ukiah have donated prizes for the best lady and gentleman waltzes. The first prize, a lady's handsome silk waist and a gentleman's beautiful muffler; second prize, a pair of lady's gloves and two puff ties for gentlemen. These presents are now on exhibit in the show window of the City of Ukiah. Goo.d Laundry A laundry basket will leave Blodcs & Kurd's barber shop the first and third Tuesday of each month during the winter tor San Francisco, returning Saturday. Personals Lieutenant Abe Marks is i-epair- ing his political fences, preparatory to entering the mayorality contest next April. John L. Estes, one of Boonville's promising citizens, was over ^'n business Wednesday. John will read the Dispatch in the. future. Senator Soawell and J. C. Ruddock returned from the city Tuesday, where they have been attending the meetings of the state hospital directors. Frank McPeak, Watt Cunningham, Alma Heger and Fred Elder, who have been attending the State Miss Emily Herndon and her sister, Mrs. Laura Harrington of Willits, shared hostess honors Saturday, December 22, when they entertained at open house. Thirty- five friends and relatives were received in the apartment of the hostesses, beautifully decorated for the occasion in a color scheme of blue and gold. TH6 M*C»<IN6 -AGe CSeWES HEW PCOBLSMS.* fi ^THEB , I'M AFRAIP WONV HAVE ANV 8P6AD 4 =OB SUPPee> THE SAKCC NEGLgcrep TO SLICE IT//!' VOTE VALUE OF SUBSCRIPTIONS Just two more days and there will be another big drop in the vote value of subscriptions. Each "club" of subscriptions obtained after December 30 will secure thousands of votes less than the same amount of business brings at the present. See that your favorite candidate gets that "promised" subscription before the close of the "second period" Saturday night at 9:00 o'clock. As we have stated before, the valuable scholarships this paper is offering are for the workers in the campaign. Naturally, the better scholarships in each division and district will go to the better workers. However, those workers that continue to just get by need never seriously think of winning the first prize awards in their respective divisions, so long as they keep that thought uppermost in their mind. It is not too late for any present member of the brigade to get out and win one of the FIRST scholarship awards by consistently applying themselves to the securing of subscriptions. They will, of course, have to get into the race in earnest NOW in order that they may secure a reasonable amount of business while the vote schedule Is still large enough to score them the required points. No candidate on the list can keep on losing time and expect to win one of the better scholarship awards. There isn't a candidate on the list that cannot win if they will get to work NOW and spend the rest of the campaign WORKING. All have equal chances in this respect. The workers will be the big winners. Make up your mind RIGHT NOW to become a winner of one of the major scholarships by becoming a WORKER. The magic foi- mula is simply WORK AND WIN —if you work hard enough you will surely be one of the big winners- otherwise, it's up to you! RESORT OWNER HERE Mi'S. Clara Ewing, accompanied by her brother, Frank Strait of Kelseyville, was in Ukiah the first days of the week visiting relatives in this valley. Mi's. Ewing and her husband are owners of Ewing Court Resort at Clcarlake Highlands, in Lake county. She and her brother are former residents of this section. CO. FARM BUREAU SUGGESTS HOMECOMING DAY The annual picnic of former Mendocino county resident now livinK in the bay region may be, hereafter, the annual "Homecoming Day" in Mendocino county, if plans of the directors of the County Farm Bureau are carried out. For many years the annual picnic, which brought together former residents of Mendocino county, has been held at Mosswood Park in Oakland. At the last meeting of the Farm Bureau, the secretary was directed to contact the Mendocino County Day committee and suggest that the annual gathering be held each year at different towns in tiiis county. The motion for the action w.ns made by Joseph Scaramella of j Point Arena, and seconded by Geo. j Cook. ELLI':N PRusr AttrnctivT daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Piusi of Foil Bragg, who is enteicd in the Busin-ss College division of the Scholarship campaign. Ellen is a laic cntiant but is a.ssurcd a scholarship as there arc four to be given in that district and only three entered. Ellen expects to get up among tho top-notchers by working hard during Cinistmas vacation. She is an exceptionally good student at Foil Brtigg high school and wc believe she will prove to be an exceptionally good candidate. Near the Top CONDITION IMPROVED Friends of Amos Mahurin will be pleased to learn that he has improved sufficiently from his recent attack of illness to return from Howard Memorial Hospital to his home On the River Road, and is able to sit up a part of the time. He was brought home Saturday in tho hospital ambulance. War Will Not Boost Prune Demand Frank Shay of San Jose, president of the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association, warns prune growers not to expect high prices as a result of the wars in Europe. Shay, in reporting a 30,000 ton 1939 crop surplus in tho hands of the growers, said when war was declared last September there was hj'sterica! selling. "Wc sold plenty and wished wc could have sold more," he said, "but j. there is a different situation in tlii.s j V war than there was in the World War of 1914-1918. From 1914 to 1916, prune prices remained about the same, then began to climb. Prices remained high until about 1921. This time, foreign countries have MELBA LUCCIIK.SI Popular nncl chniming Tnlmago girl oiifercd in tiic c-inipnign for a scholaistiip in Businc^ss Col- loKC. Molina gets oxcolleiit grades in Ukiali high school, took one of the loading parts in the recent iiigh .school play, and .still (IndK time to Uci p up among the leaders in the campaign. We know that Khc 'Arill "make good" when -she atlrntis iiusincs.s college for she is Kiuclious, snrious minded, and tho typo tiint usually gels what thov go after. > • \ Mrs. Talso Collects Funds for Relief Of Finland l.nvo nf !ho Fnlhoilanil and sympnlhy fo)- tho pH>,'hl of lirr coiintiynion in thr nttark by Rusrtiii inspired Mrs. K. Talso of Uodwood Valley In oollnct funds fm Finnish toli'^f. Jn two hours ono rvoninij, Mrs*. Talso collcctoil from hor npj ^lihorp in tho Finnish Colony nf Rpdv.'ood Vnlloy $f)5.00, n. Hum which would havo been many, many thousanris instead of dollars, did cii'cunistanoes permit. Mrs. Tn]«o is n native of Fin- Jand. cnriiinp; to (his country in .1900. Thiity yoais a^o sh<' went back to her- n'ltivo land to seo her Xathev and mother. Shn has a brother livinp: in Finland whose sons, she is Cfmf\drnt, are fiphtin;; today. The Tnlso home has been in Redwood Vali'^y foi- 21 years. ( VISITING THK IVAI.DOS Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Pitnoi' of San Jose aie in TJkiah for a visit of two weeks in the hom<' of Dejtuiy Sher- ifV and Mr.*--. Hen Waldo. Mrjt. i^it- ncr and Mrs. Wnlrio aie sisters. Mr. Pitner. an (•riii)ioyc of the WEDDING ANNIVERSARY C. B. Mallorys Wed 56 Years On New Year's Day Fifty-six years ago, when the bells of New Year'.s pealed forth, they u.shered in the wedding day of Mr. and Mr.s. C. B. Mallory, in Hilton, Jackson county, Kansas. When those bells herald the entrance of 1940, they will bring to Mr. and Mrs. Mallory' memories of that wedding day 56 years ago and of a life of more than half a century spent together. Mr. and Mrs. Mallory will celebrate the anniversary of their wedding in the home of their eldest son, C. R. Mallory of Little River. Soon after the wedding in Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Mallory came to California and 52 years ago established their home in Mendocino county, where they have lived ever since. They have seven children to extend them congratulations on an anniversary few couples attain; 14 grandchildren and three great­ grandchildren call the Mallorys grandfather and grandmother. stocked up with prunes. Thoy bo- j „,,ntu Qniy Liuiilvr Conipaiiv, wa.s gan to buy large quantities, Gei-| j,, ,,„. lunibor hiisiiios.s on Ih,. Mon- niany excepted, after the Munich ! ,i,ipi,i„ ,.„,,Kt f „r .1(1 yoais, loavin;; pact and when hostilities began in I ||„,|.f, ;i|,„„| M yo .-ii;-- ,•,;_•(). Sejitemljcr there was no great for- : . , oign demand for California pruiioH 1 ,SI(;.\' rAIN'TIOK because the belligerents had all Iho j y\| H;,zr.H„n, of tin- s 'rivioo SIMU prunes they needed for perhaps two j Co., Iia.s lo.atod prniianoiilly in years or longer." The Now Year celebration is tho second anniversary observance this week of which the Mallorys are a part Silver Winding On Christmas Day they shared with a daughter and her husband, not only the Christmas festivities but also the celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Wilsey at their home in Boonville. Another daughter, Mrs. Allen Barnes of Navairo, with her son and daughter, joined in the celebration at the Wilsey home. Mr. and Mru. Mallory are well known throughout the county hnd will receive many messages of congratulations and good wishes on New Year's Day. • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hcit? of Vallejo spent the holiday with Mr.s. Heitz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. McConnell and Howard. Howard McConnell took them to Vallejo Monday night and returned the next day. Ukiah. Hazf.linn did Iho painting of 1 he Nativity whii.li iia.s hocn |>,'irt of irkiah's C'hri.stina.s obsorvanrc. Tlio rich oolcjiing of the Hiblical charactcr.s was th,> work of i-lazol- ton. Mr. and Mr.s. IlazoKon moved Ihl.s week from Hojilarul and have taken a Iioiiio at 5tlO (Irovo av<'nue. SAN FRANCISCO PLEDGES TO YOU IN Mendocino County SERVICE IN 1940 Regional Service Committee Angela J. Roui, Mayor • Harold J. lioyd. Chairman GRATEFUL for your help in 1939, the Committee pledges its energies in 1940 to tho performance of those services wliicli a great city owes its neigiibors. ...AND CANDIDATES Let's Have Some EARNEST ACTION! NECK and NECK RACE and THERE ARE ONLY 2 Days Left To Secure the Big *Second Period' Votes Gel Busy Now! All candidates in the Scholarship Campaign failing to turn ill an average of two subscriptions for every regular ro)3ort day will be termed inactive and will receive their commissions ONLY. No scholarships or bonus chocks will bo awarded to in;ictive candidates failing to live up to the rules and regulations governing the campaign. Mr. and Mrs. Subscriber: HEW VOIR FAVORITE WORKER TIIIS WKEK IJV GIVING THAT "I'BOMISI'J)" SliBSCRIPTION Here Is How They Stand: BUSINESS COLLEGE DIVISION DISTRICT NII.IMHER 1 Ro.sa I'orzio. Route 1. Ukiah .SfiG.OOO Dorothy Harp. I'kiah .-{(iO.OOO Lorraine Hopper. Hopland :J7.'J,000 IVIelba Lucche.si, Talmage ;149.:{00 DISTRICT Nd.MRER 2 Dolores IVterson, Point Arena .'MiO.OOO Ina Hall. Fori IJragu .•{(JH.OOO Ellen Prii.si, Fort Hragg 22,000 DISTRICT NIIMRER Theodora (armon .lone.s, Willits 201,000 Eonta T.sarna.s. Willit.s 221.000 Phyllis Cromwell. Redwood Valley 217,000 Ted Torngren, Redwood Valley 20,'j,000 BEAUTY SCHOOL DIVISION DISTItK T .MJIVIRER 1 Martiel Smith. Ukiah 410,r>00 Angle .Martinelli, Ukiah 40(!,U00 Cleo Ford. Ukiah 401,!>00 Joanne (irothc, Ukiah 4:{:i,OflO Eda Fracchia, Route 2. Ukiah 409,000 DISTRICT NUMRKR 2 Johanna (.'uisti. Elk 100,000 Feme Hensley, Fort Mragg 114,000 Pat.sy Porteous. jMendocIno 140.000 Olympia l{artalini. Fort Hragg 1 .'{2,000 DISTRICT NUIMHER ,! Thelma .M. Fergusr.n. Willit.s .•{10.000 Marrion Page. Willits 222,200 Ida .Mae Yates. Covelo 211,900 lleni heard. Potter Valley :{2.'{.000 -/ Second Period Clo.ses Saturday Night at 9 p. m. and DOWN go the Votes!

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