Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on February 27, 1948 · Page 1
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February 27, 1948

Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California · Page 1

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Y Ml • Delegation Headed By Bsnassini Heard at Sacramento strong Redwood Empire Association delegations appeared before the state highway commission at its monthly meeting ' et Sacramento Thursday and requested action on a number of important highway projects in the Redwood Empire. Mendocino county supervisor, Guido Benassini, president of the Shoreline Highway Association, and a supporting delegation from Fort Bragg and the IVIendocino, coast urged construction of a new bridge across Big river, on the Shoreline highway along the Mendocino coast. Other projects on the Shoreline highway will be submitted to the commission in • March by a special committee representing the Shoreline Highway Association. James Tocher, chairman of the Lake county board of supervisors, requested from the commission a report of a study made by highway engineers in 1947 of Route 16 and other routes in his county, plus financing and construction of other highway sectors that will best serve Lalte county and the general public. Other requests made included elimination of critical deficiencies on the Redwood highway, and action in behalf of federal-aid highway appropriations. This bill, for extention of federal aid to states, is still pending in congress. The association delegation also incldued Albert F. Beecher of Lake county; Kenneth McNicols, president Fort Bragg Chamber of Commerce; Jack E. Sterling, James Campbell and Andy Johnson of Fort Bragg. MenHocino Counfy*s Pioneer Newspaper DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 164 East Standley St". PubUshed fol-78 Years -y tut' Weekly Digest of Mendocino County Newj; City, RuraJ, and: County News • FronfJiJvery Section of .Mendocino County . DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone Ukiah Number O—NT^B, Grand Jury Approves Public HealthJ^rojcct Tho board of supervisors met Tuesday with A, J. Schilder, foreman of the Mendocino County Grand Jury, and' R. O. Foster, c)iairman of the jury's committee on a cotmty health program, and received for considei'ation the Grand Jury's recommendations' Ikiiispit^l Now Listed In Who's Who NUMEROUS CRIMES ADMIHED BY PAIR Sheriff Broaddus has secured a confession from Millard Law ap to his part in the burglary of The Ship, the Fort Bragg bar and restaurant entered on the morning of February 18, when Law and I^fini Bartalini robbed, the, establishment of over $100.' In the mearitime, the sheriff has secured statements from the pair, telling of the burglary of the College Inn on January 18, when they secured a small amount of change and some liquor and an attempt made to rob the bowling alley on February 16. On the night The Ship was burglarized,- Law and Bartalini had made an unsuccessful attempt at the College Inn, one hour before they "boarded" The Ship. Knowing that the men had peddled considerable jewelry at Fort Bragg, Sheriff Broaddus had his suspicions concerning a certain Oakland jewelry store robbery. A confession which has been secured since The Ship robbery tells of their mid-January robbery of a jewelry store on Lower Broadway, Oakland, when they stole several wrist watches and wrist bands, which they sold at Fort Bragg. Law also confessed to snatching a purse fr tm a woman acquaintance at Reno, Nevada, in the spring of 1947. His take at that time was about $20. He 'also robbed the Community Hospital ut Fort Bragg of some small change. The sheriff's .men have succeeded in recovering four of the stolen wrist watches and one of the bands at Fort Bragg. In the burglary of The Ship, Law and Bartalini had little difficulty in passing the first two doors, but were stymied when they reached the door to the barroom. With a large knife from the kitchen of the restaurant they cut a panel out of the door. Fruit Shed Fires Become Numerous Directors of the Lake County Fruit Exchange, whose packing plant was destroyed by fire last week, have set up temporary offices in the dry yard operated by the exchange, while plans are being made for handling the fruit harvest of the coming summer. The Kelseyville Packing Corporation has just completed a new concrete plant and has offered its old sheds to the exchange. Two packing sheds in Lake county, and a number of others over the state have been destroyed by mystery fires during the past 'few months and this has caused others to post nightwatchmen as a measure of precaution. The Lake County Fruit Exchange did a million dollar business last year, it is said at Lakeport. RED HILL COURT LICENSED Paul E. Eaton and L. V. Lyman were licensed Thursday by state division of housing to expend $10,. 000 for construction of the Red Hill Auto Court, two and one-half miles south of Laytonville. adopted at the meeting held on February 2. The committee's recommendations to the Grand jTury are as follows: Your committee on Bi-c6unty Health Program, having made a considerable investigation of the county health plans which are in operation in northern California counties, including one bi-county district, and also the need in evidence for such a plan in this county, report our, findings to you as follows; One of the first discoveries in our local investigation was the fact that few of our citizens know what is meant by a county health program. Many seem to be strongly in favor of Inaugurating such a plan without knowing just what it is. Attached hereto are copies of A.B. No. 2223, and Standards and Recommendations for Local Public Health Departments, which detail the plan in legal language. It is believed, however, that it might be advisable to outline it in "Laymen's English" so that we may all know better what we are considering. The plan must provide: A thorough health education program. A full-time director of the entire program. A sustained and detailed Jjl^n for the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases, early case discoveries and isolation of same when found. An inspection force, equipped to maintain sanitary conditions in public eating and drinking places, water supplies and sewage disposal. Laboratory facilities for testing and analyzing; Maternal and child health service. Public health nurses at a given ratio according to population. Maintenance of public health statistics. It is not a pU n for the treatment of diseased persons, a hospital plan, a wedge for specialized medicine to follow, a part, of the county hospital plan. However, if undertaken it should be closely coordinated with the county hospital. The cost is best estimated by what it is costing others who have undertaken the plan. Here are some of the budgets: Humboldt county $57,990 Sutter-Yuba bi-county 85,860 Sonoma county 58,318 SaWta Cruz county 49,273 Average budget 62,860.25 All except Santa Cruz county have larger population than Mendocino and Lake counties combined. All have been in operation for a number of years. Services rendered in different districts vary, but each fixes their respective programs and continually try to improve their plan of execution. All seem to get fine results from public health nursing under the direction of a public health officer. The capital investment required at the beginning is very small. An office, centrally located, could be rented. Three desks, two typewriters and some filing equipment Gets New,Assignment Notice from the Amei'ican Mei cal Association's headquarters >ij Chicago to Mrs. Myrtle Heise, N., superintendent of the Ukr General Hospital, this w e brought word that the associati{)n of February 7 had voted to recognize the local institution in the association's register of hospitals. ' This action is of special sugni cancc because of the high standadJS must have and tiraintaih •recognition from ' the i -jflf Medical ducation j'ahd It' IS ' also especially to the friends,of Mrs. d Mrs. Blanfche^ MSher; of theUkiah General ftofflpital, dnd a matter of pride and •sStfsfactiOn to the people of Ukiah. ^he essentials of a; registered liospjtal, as laid down by the Coun­ cil of Medical Education and Hospitals, admits'of nothing less than the highest of standards and strict coHfprmation of the staff and management • to principles of medical ethics of the American Medical Association, the maintenance of the highest type of organization, physical plant, medical staff,, nyrdng service and all departments essential to complete hospital service. —(Continued on Page 2)— Grease Rack Fire Destroys Cox Car The fire department was called to the Amigo Service Station on South State street early Tuesday evening where the Ford convertible owned by Kelley Cox was destroyed by ,fire and the inside of the grease rack room badly scorched. The car had just been run onto the lift and was being raised for brake adjustment when It suddenly burst into flames inside. Efforts were made to extinguish tlie fire with hand extinguishers before the department was called. This method failed so completely that the car was practically ruined, according to Mr. Cox. Damage to the grease rack room included windows broken by the heat and scorched and smoked walls and ceiling. Manager Hugh Haskell of the local Pacific Telephone Company exchange received word Saturday of his transfer to Oakland on an assignment to the division manager's Office and will n'eport there for duty Tuesday morning. No appointment of a successor to Mr. HaskeU has,; been >apn0u6cert/ and< in the interim Jack :E!rennan of Santa Rosa will be in charge at the local headquarters. The Haskell family, it is understood, will remain at the home here until the end of the school term. Cleanup Campaign Gets GoodSendoff Twenty persons interested in Ukiah's cleanup campaign, April 4 to 17, attended the organiSvition dinner Wednesday at the Palace Hotel and unanimously adopted plans which delegates to the several civic and social clubs, schools, churches, fire department and the city government, each a list of speciflc duties to perform. This newspaper will give space to the entire program in our next issue and will assist in furthering the work to the fullest extent. Representatives of the different groups attending the dinner were follows: W. A. Chassell, the schools; E. A. Balyeat, Rotary Club; Mayor Laurence Wildberge.:, City of Ukiah; Nelmes Smith, Garden Club; Charles Lewis, Breakfast Club; Herman- Runkel, Ukiah Fire Departm'ent; John Viarengo, police department; Rev. Oran Bollinger, the churches; Don Nassie, Lions Club and Boy Scouts; Ted Feibusch, contractor; Karl Baumann, Twenty-Thirty Club; Harry Falk, president of chamber of commerce; Paul Sutterley, secretary of chamber of commerce; Gene Dietrich, Republican Press; Don Zylstra, Redwood ournal. County Trad( Outlets Jum Retail Enterprises Grow to 1070 Durinf Past Year • • >: ' SACRAMENTO, Feb. 21. (WNS): —Business enterprise remains fi e6 in California, and the little fello\»j' is holding his own in all' Imes o^' business against the chains o) larger corporations, a report issued by the state board of. eqiializatio) indicates. Independent retail trade outlei in California totaled 234,996 Se tember 30, of which 1070 were Mendocino county, while the: were 30,30£i chain stores, 102 which were in this county.' Stores jn both - .daissiftcgti 'sAiyf(M ''stfeady •gSins^'aiffinr' past year, the board said^ September 30, 1946, there were but 222,399 independent outlets, and 28,' 797 chain establishments as compared to the first nine months in 1947. Mendocino county gained 131 retail trade outlets in the- year,' or a percentage of 12.58. The increase in the entire staie was 14,108 retail trade outlets, a gain of 5.62%. Game Commission Meeting Review Clarence Mason of the Ukiah Rod & Gun Club will report next Monday evening on the actions taken by the fish and game commission at their meetings in San Francisco 6nd Los Angeles, which he attended as a delegate from the local club. Other than Mr. Mason's report there will be two films shown of subjects of interest to sportsmen. They are Wings to Alaska, and Bait Casting, demonstrated by the world's champion fly and rod caster. The entire program has been arranged from the standpoint of interest to the greatest number, and the public is invited. The hour is 8 o'clock in the city hall building at School and Church streets. Prowler Enters Kelton Home Near Laytonville Curley Vanocker, caretaker at the M. L. Kelton home south of Laytonville, reported to Sheriff Broaddus that an attempt was made to rob the dwelling on Wednesday morning of last week. Kelton is owner of the Boomer Bar at Laytonville. Vanocker says he was awakened by someone in the house, who ran' when he heard the caretaker, and that apparently two persons were involved, as a light colored coupe was waiting for the prowler and took off immediately. Vanocker shot at the car and thinks he hit it, and says that a shot was returned, which also indicated that more than one man was in the car. Deputy Sheriff Curtis Hollingsworth of Laytonville has charge of the investigation. $50 PAID FOR FIVE ROBINS Warden James Reutgen arrested Ray Pinoli at Navarro Saturday and charged him v/ith shooting five robins. In Judge June's court at Boonville Pinoli was fined $50, which ho paid. HELD OW PEACE CHARGE A. R. Trlplett is confined in the city jail, charged with disturbing the peace, pending further investigation by the police department. Mrs. Clarence Ganter has been one of the victims of the flu for the past two weeks. • ID CROSS DRIVE. IPMG MARCH! Locd Plaiis Call jFdr, Record Cleanup Of*Puota Oftfeiaily/'the Red Cross annual iimd campaign starts March 1. tanoflio'ially; and in Ukiah, the dnve is already on. This is the.iirst report given by OfviUe Coleman, who heads the fund campaign and is working ffom the headquarters of the Men- )({ocino' jOounty CJiapter in the H6iel qeciU'eihuildlng. \ The first/contribiiJionj/''a check dated FpbTUE(5y 4, was received foin. Bebruaf y, 5. by< v|^[5^i£.glemani and 'the note accbmpanymg" it states that W. T. Robuson is to receive credit for the donation. ' ' Behind the donation is a story of a watch lost by Mrs. Amy Roberts of Cyrson Apartments. Mr. Robuson found it and when Mrs. Roberts offered a reward, he told her to contribute to the Red Cross >vhat .she would give him. With Ukiah's first contribuUor^ already in, those who are working on the drive are speculating whether Willits will lead the county again this year, or if Ukiah is to be first in reaching her quota. Last year Willits finished her quota in one week, though the drive continued throughout March. The quota this year for Mendocino County Chapter is $5500 and Mr. Coleman, together with W. K. Davis, the chapter chairman, and other directors, feel that this sum, the same amount raised in 1947, should be easily reached. A number have complained to Mr. Colem.'sn that they have not yet received their 1948 appeal letters. These go out March 1, when the drive starts, officially. Any person wishing to send con. tributions are asked to make therh payable to the Mendocino County Chapter, American Red Cross, and mail them to headquarters in the Hotel Cecille building, Ukiah. Miss Alice Case of the San Francisco headquarters is in Ukiah to aid in launching the drive in ths county. GUEST OF ROBERTS Raymond Carlson of Fort Bragg was here to visit Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Roberts over the weekend. He had played in an orchestra at Willits and was on his way to play for the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. L. G. Morgan Answers Call Deputy Sheriff Passed Away.,Early Wednesday Deputy Sheriff Lewis G. Morgan passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Ukiah after an illness of about three weeks. Mr. Morgan was a native of Mis,souri and had lived in this vicinity for the past 28 years. He came here from the state of Montana vsrhere he had served many years as a peace officer. Formerly he had followed the same line of endeavor in the state of Idalip. He was,a life member of the/Great Falls, Montana, lodge of Elks. . In Ukiah, Mr. Morgan served as deputy sheriff and bailiff during the administrations qf Sheriff E. L. WlUiam and Sheriff B.' G.. Broaddus, alwpys discharging his duties w^ith a quiet efficiency that marked him as a seasoned officer. He was 81 years of age. Surviving members of his family are his wife, Mrs. Emily Morgan of Ukiah, and his daughter, Mrs. Mary Kidd of San Francisco. Funeral services wUl be held from the Eversole Mortuary Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Elbert Holland officiating. Inurn­ ment at the Chapel of the Chimes, Santa Rosa, will follow with members of the Ukiah lodge of Elks officiating., San Leancfro Coupl Drown at Mendocino CITYCOpiLMEN Place; of Poulos, Wildberger ond Ray To Be Rllfed Hopland4-HCIub Farm Center Meet Commander Scott Is CC Dinner Speaker The annual dinner of the Ukfah Chamber of Commerce, postponed last month because of the typhoid epidemic, is the highspot on the weekend horizou and will be held Saturday evening in the auditoritun of th% grammar school, with Commander Scott of the Ro-' mance of the Highways fame, the speaker. While coming 30 days after the original date, the program will be substantially as originally outlined. Tlie guests will meet the present Doard of directors, and those members of the board whose terms expired the first of the year. Former president, P. W. Sandelin, Jr., will review the work of the chamber during his administration, and President Harry Falk will tell of the plans for the present year. There will be Epeeches, which, it is promised, will be brief, but full of food for thought, and the bill of fare promises to satisfy the most exacting. What trend Commander Scott will take in his talk is known only to himself, but those who have heard him, and those who know him by reason of his vadio broadcasts, or by hearsay, can be assured that it will be interesting and delightful. Tickets purchai'ei'. for the January 24 date are good for Saturday night, and there may still be a few tickets available. If any are without tickets, call the chamber of commerce and see. The Hopland 4-H Club met Thursday night at the high school gym, preceding the potluck supper served by the Hopland Farm Center. The 4-H Cluh, although small, im proud of the fact that every member last year completed his project and is looking ahead to this year's fairs, so the^ may again show what they are accomplishing. All 4-H clubs were disbanded during the war and the Hopland club has just been reorganized. Members of the 4-H Club w»rk not only for themselves, but for their community, and this year the Hoplknd club is planning to make its civic project one of cleaning up around the churches in town, and spading around the hawthorne trees that adorn both sides of the highway at the north and south ends of town. This group is under the leadership of Dorothy Abert, Mary and Robert Buckman, The regular meeting of the Hopland Farm Center was held at the Hopland high school gym Thufts- - Vem C. Smart of San Leandro arid his wife Gladys 'eirere swept into the dceari from the point near Mendocino City and drowned Sunday afternoon while hunting,for muasfels. Henry Steinhoffer of Mendbciiio, at whose home Mr. and •Mrs. Smart were visiting, was draped into the poijn^ing Saxf while ^.ttempting-a rescue Of Mrs. Smart. SteinhofEeir considers his escape froth-drowning a miracle for which he is vin- ablW to account. The; tragedy, ,<?c- curred about 4 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs/ Smart came to the coast Saturday to visit''the Steinhoffer family. Late Sunday afternooh the Smarts and their host went to the beach wliferi'tlie tide was low. The ocean"was'mv- ning high and in an unguarded nipmerit,' Mr. and Mrs. Smart were caught'by a towering •w .^ye and sucked into the ocean. Using an -abalone hook, Steinhoffef'wfeWrto the rescue of Mrs. Smart, only .to become ' the victim: of another wave., • • . ,,'',r .^r^ , The , bodies > of ; Mr. and Mrs. , Smart were later recovered^ Smart's body had been' sucked through a Wow hole and wasjt^Kfen from the water on the''opposite' side of that point. The body, of Mrs. Sreiart was found near.where her husband was dragged, through the hole. ', " - v-c ••<•< • Two small children of Mr. and Mrs. Smart were, at the Steinhoffer home when; the tragic death overtook their parents., ' ... .All that could be learned' concerning: the Smart family: is. .that Mr. Smart :?>' employed 'ih'the offices of the Crowley Tug. Company at Oakland. Indications at this time point to a lively niunlcipal, pre-election period, \yith five candidates in sight for the,three seats that will be available at the end of the present term of the incumbants, and candidates Iiinte^ at, darkly. Councilman Paul Poulos will not be in the race, but will be gunning for a seat on the board of supervisors from this district. Mayor Lawrence Wildburger will be .a, candidate for re-election, with nothing that can be said as to Councilman Theresa Ray's intentions iintil sjie returns home. This disposes of, ..the . present memtJer^ of the. council; with the other: known aspirants being Glenieht -* - Lindbergh w/hose petition,: it is'understood, ir ready to be placed on file. Rali)h Wright .is being urged by his friends,to get into the' rficeV' and the same is tiriic of H. M. Thatcher,, When-contacted as to their intentions, both said, "Maybe." Russell Richardson was incommuriicado when soijght, but his name is also on the tongues of his friends. Mr. Lindberg, manager of the Palace Hotel Garage, was local manager for the Union Oil Company from 1937 to 1940. He was away during the war years and returned November 1, 1946, and took a lease on the Palace Garage. Mr. Wright is owner of Wright's Electric on North Main street. He has been in business in Ukiah for several years and has participated actively in civic affairs. Mr. Thatcher, owner of the Home Market, is another whv has become a part of Ukiah's commercial group in recent years, with a lively interest in the affairs of the city. Russell Richardson owns Richardson's Meat Market and has been a resident of the city for a considerable time. His friends believe he will be a candidate. S. Leandro Couple Perish On Holiday Additional details concerning Mr. and Mrs. 'Verne C. Smart, who were drowned near Mendo cino last Sunday, show that they were guests of Mrs. Smart's uncle, Henry Steinhoffer of Caspar, and had come to the coast for the 3- day holiday. Mr. Smart was a draftsman for an Oakland ship repair firm and had been with the maritime seirv- ice during the war. Mrs. Smart was the daughter of Robert Sle- vert of San Francisco. Wr. and Mrs. Smart were swept off a rock by a wave while hunting mussels and when Steinhoffer tried to rescue Mrs. Smart w an abalone hook he was hit by another wave and washed into the ocean. Neighbors who had accompanied the family on the ex- \\\ ,, , cursion, finally succeeded in pull day evening when a poUuck sup- . ^.^ ^^^^^^j^^ ^^^Pj per preceded the meeting-a feast j^^^ ^^^^^ b^^i^^^' Mrs. Siharts body was recovered a short time later and all efforts to revive her failed. The coast guard recovered Mr. Smart's body after two hour^. The Smart's two children, Jimmy, 6, and Royal, 4, were left in the care of Mrs. Steinhoffer at Caspar. The Smart home was at 1261 148th avenue, San Leandro, and they were socially popular. which the big crowd enjoyed. The meeting after supper was a fast-moving report of things interesting to the entire community. Farm Advisor R. D. Foote was the speaker of the evening, who discussed drouth conditions in our section of the state and then gave an interesting talk on parasite control. LAYMAN HAVE THEIR DAY Next Sunday is Layman's Day in .Presbyterian churches all over the world, and at the local church Dr. 'Van der I»as has selected A Message For Men as his sermon subject for Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Brown have returned from a 3-day trip to Sacramento, having gone over on Monday and returned Wednesday night. MARRIED m UKIAH Recent marriages peformed by Justice of the Peace, WUl Van Dyke, were Remo W. Villanova of Redwood Valley and Miss Mary L. Byrd of Willits married on Valentine's Day. Elva I. Denton of Texas and James W. Smith of Arkansas arrived from San Francisco and had the justice of the peace marry them on Valentine day. Ukiah's ' traffic problems and proposed 1-way streets were thoroughly discussed Wednesday night at a special meeting of the city coiancil, when 40 citizens turned out to air their views of the Breakfast Club's plan for expediting traffic and removing the hazards over our narrow east and west streets from Henry street pn the north to Stephenson strfeet on the, south. For the Breakfast Club the plan was presented by Charley Lewis and Oliver Pacini, who gave the club's reasons for its recommendations, and v/ere on the floor at numerous occasions to offer rebuttal after some of those opposing the plan had aired their views. These gentlemen did a commendable job and were patient "and painstaking in answering questions. Mayor Laurence Wildberger presided and after the evidence was all in asked for a poll of the sentiment, as to adopting the proposition as it had beea pre-' sented. Only about half of those present took advantage of the offer to vote, the poll being 13 for and 7 against. A poll was then taken on the proposition of calling in an AAA traffic expert to m&ke an immediate survey of the situation here and submit his recommendations. This suggestion was offered by Ed James, manager of the Ukiah branch'of the AAA, and the vote was practically unanimous to accept the suggestion. In the meanwhile, there will be an investigation into the matter of traffic signs required to put the new regulation into effect should the club's plan or some alternate proposal be adopted. Kelseyville Auto Hits Power Pole at Hopland Frank M. Thomas of Kelseyville was arrested for drunk driving Monday evening after his ear had gone out of control at the intersection of the Redwood highway and the Old Hopland road. Patrolman Sain Shortridge and Reg Stinehoff making the investigation. Mr. Thomas, the report shows, was entering the highway and in making a wide turn to the north, ran onto the shoulder and hit a power pole. "He received minor injuries. Charles Hemmenway of Covelo had business at the county seat Tuesday.

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