Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on March 5, 1948 · Page 4
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Friday, March 5, 1948
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PAGE FOUR jmtilkt Yoiing Couple Were Married l^t Ukiah Methodist Churdi Sunday marriage of Muriel Ann S^IW; and Delbert terpy IWunson popular young couplfe o£ Ukiah, loafilplacc at the Mpthodist church J^gj ^gy, February 29, with several h^ered people assembled to wit- wessiJihe double ring ceremony per- by Rev. Charles Q, Lih- jjri:r • 4i''T.He church was simply but Be ^|i£uUy decorated wltii flower toaaktts of pink and white stock ^^pier side of'the aliar, which «Wl«»«14ghted bytail white tapers. "•^^^ chords of. The Lord 's JSl^^xer. played by Gloria Pacini, Opiened the ceremony, then the ^flg^n the beautirul voice of Virginia-Locatelli stilled the audi- ,§j|9.6 .'.i '-fhis was followed by the lUWejinspiring Ave Maria. "'^Tfre; bride was radiantly beauti- liD*^;!;] a .dusty pink suit with matching hat of straw and flowers, _^l^9gted with brown accessories aad>-«» bouquet of brown orchids. •^fr;Was given in marriage by her Isr -pifiSr, Joseph Vinton of Willits. «M'MTS. Katherine Cummings, sis- I^Kil^ the bride living in San Euancjsco, was the lovely matron Wliorior. She was dressed in navy ijJ4?vr:With wine accessories and •WOr» an ivory hat with soft veil- i&JCM. the sides. -VLierio Valentini was best man. TIM' ushers kept busy with the iSg;; crowd were Brent Searway, Jjloyd Venturi, Robert Knudsen ^jfcl Tom Zink. •Over 300 guests were greeted •^1^' the reception for the young (joupie, given at the Saturday Af- temooH Club .'following the wed-; ding. . • . Decorations i for the affair were ba.'skets of spring flowers tastefully • arranged and spaced throughout the buildmg. The refreshment table had a five tier wedding cake platfed-in the center of an oval mirror, which was trimmed with ah edge of gardenias and : pink carnations. Punch and canapes were served with the bride's cake. Music for dancing was furnished by Oliver Pacini and his band. Among out of town guests were the bride's mother, Mrs. Clain Vinton of Willits, her sisters and several brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Boulware, l\Jr. and Mrs. Bill Lewis, Mrs. Kathermc Cummings, Mrs. Ruth McLean, all of San Francisco, and her brother, Joseph Vinton of Willits, and Mr. and Mrs. Myron J. Slaby of Burlingame, relatives of • the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Clara Vinton of Willits. She graduated from V/illits high school and went from there to Willis College of Business in Oakland, where she completed her secretarial education. Munson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Munsoij. He attended school in Ukiah but leceived his diploma from the Vallejo high school. The war came and hp spent three years in service. When he came home he opened a men's wear shop and has been in business for himself ever sihce. The newlyweds have gone south for their honeymoon trip. DISPATCH. pEMOGfiAn?, jlLIKIAg,, CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S SOCIAL"l\ND' CLUB NEWS ,ERIDAYi^MARCH,5, 1JB48 j ^ Including Jhe blide and gioom, Mr, and Mrs. Frank. Cardelli + (Joy Turner), forniesly of Ukiah. The 6-year-old coi^sins. Lorraine and Jetiy. Baxtingor may also be recognized as they are well known here. Expert Speaks of Camellia Culture *! When Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Von Grafen of Santa Rosa appeared be- I 'pvc the Ukiah Garden Club Tiuirs- day evening, at the municipal ciub- J |ouse and presented the program on Camellias, the 75 members' and •guests there lealized the speakers §re experts in tlieir particular field, ^ho Von Grafens, raise from 20,'000 to 25,000 camellias each year, ^ocause they love them, and this '•fact manife.s-tcd itself throughout ,^he entire evening. From 200 to 220 varieties arc; .grown in their lath houses at their • nursery and of these, GO varieties [whicli now are in bloom were used part of their proi;!'am. Arranged lagainst a badtground of while, ^Gse strikingly beautiful blooms— j)irik, red and white, with tlieir ;jhiny green foliage—were pertect- ilf displayed in all their splendor. Assuring his listeners there was ,no mystery about growing camel- Sins, Mr. Von Grafen told of thr; ^imple care required in successful camellia cviiture, and after giving these pointers, answered many questions. At the conclusion of the program ho presented tliree choice 'plants as a gift to the club, and said vit was his earnest desire that the Garden Club should have the /privilege of securing Albert Wil- "gon, a noted horticulturist, for a •'isrogram at some later date. The ,c!ub became $50 richer and Mrs. ^Barbara Stipp, Mrs. James B. Mas- .sengill and Mrs. Athol Korr each ••became the proud possessor of a ^,{:hoice camellia bush as a result of •the sale of the plants. This gener- '•^^us gesture of the Von Grafens was iapprociated by the club. Plans are •<Under way to arrange a program ^lo be given by Albert Wilson at an early date, to which the public will be invited. 'ti The home of Mrs. Arthur Schild- ^tr will bo the place of the next "meeting, on Wednesday, March 10, int 2 p. m. The program will be presented by Mrs, Irene Schmidt, .-who will talk about primroses, and '•ih\s ptomiscs to be another interesting iU'tornoon. •• Mrs. Pearl Hutsell cf Boonville "was in Ukiah Wednesday. Five Generations At Birthday Party ELK, Feb. 27—Mrs. Andrew Sjolund celebrated her birthday on February 22 when she and Mr. Sjolund were invited to the Oasis by their children for dinner. 'There were about 75 relatives among the guests, five generations in all—her father, Isac Weast, aged 86, her daughter, Mrs. Fred Bishop, her grandson. Jack Liljeberg, her great-grandson, Larry Liljeberg, and the following children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jardstrom and children of Rockport; Mr. and SPRING HAS COME AT UKIAH HIGH Activities at Ukiah high school are moving right along this spriitg. Friday, March 12. has been set aside for Sadie Hawkin's Day and will be planned under thedirection of the Girls' League. Greeolt's orchestra has been obtained for the dance that night. And the committee says they are going to make it the best Sadie Hawkins Day the school has ever had. The committee is headed by Lois Neal and Carol Brown. The student body play has been selected and will be presented Friday, March 19> Although; the name of the play has not been divulged Miss Adrain North will direct the. production. And just to add spice to the omission of the title the cast'of characters in the pla;>- and the .siudents portraying them is given herewith; Mrs. Wesley Jardshtfom and ohil- dren of Westport; Mr. and Mrs. (It will test your^acqpaintance with Fred Bishop of Redwood Creek; ' Mr. and M'-s. Runar Stolpe and children cf Rockport; Mr. and Mrs, Omar Shadduck,'son and family of Rockport; jMi-. and Mrs. Charley Crowther-and chilcfreh of flock- port; Mr. and Mrs. John Remstedt and children of Point Arena; Mr. and Wlrs. Roy Sjolund and children of Fort Bragg; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sjolund o£ Mendocino; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Newgard and children of Pine Grove; Geoi-ge Daniels and two .sons nf Mendocino; Mrs. Phoebe Woods of Palo Alto; Robert Sjolund of Elk: Miss Betty Sjolund of Noyo; Jack Liljeberg, a grandson of Mrs. Sjolund, his wife and son, .who is a great grandson of Mrs. Sjolund. All of her sixteen children were present except a daughter, Mrs. George T^mz, who is up north and unable to come; another daughter, Mrs. George Daniels, in the hospital at Fort Bragg, and a son, Burney Sjolund of Manchester. Her children presented her with a beautiful silver set. The table at the Oasis had to be set in the dance hall as there was not room In the dining room. Mrs. Josephine Lilej- berg, a great friend, was at the dinner also. school day theatricals. Mr. .Joseph Martin Donald Hair Mrs."Mildred Martin. Francine Douglas Johnny Martin ....^ David Porter iplizabeth Martin....Nelcyne Smith Helen' Martin Betty Boulware Rev. Jacol Teasle Donald Millard G. Whitford Mundop....Bob Roumas Aunt Mat Worth.—Jacquie Douglas Sam DeNorth ^Jules Legier Lucille Armitage Robbie Anderson Johnson _ Harriet — Gene Coleman Elaine Wilcox Lester Holliday came up from Richmond to spend the weekend with his old running mate. Bob Rains of Ukiah. He arrived Friday and Bob had the weekend off and they had a real visit together. Sale of Fine Foods Safurddy, March 6 The Methodist Women's Society .of Christian Service will have another of their famous food sales in front of Penney's store on March 6. They say they will have food from the finest kitchens in Ukiah, with home-canned jellies and jams, stuffed eggs, hot dishes, pies, cakes and salads to plesse the tastes Df a big clientele. The purpose of the series of sales the women are going to have is to pay for the new kitchen they furnisheU for the recreation hall in the Methodist church. It boasts a new stove, inlaid linoleum, and a hot water heater, which allows for the preparation and sefving of complete banquets for their various conventions and church group activities. ' :—•—•—v# BIRTHDAY SUiRPRlistE- IS HAPPY pCGASiON A memorable occasion for Mrs. Verne Boulware was the birthday surprise given for her at the honap of Mrs. Harley Branson Fridaj^, February 27. ' • ; High scores were held by Mrs. Arthur Bradley and Mrs. .George Hovey, Mrs. J. D. Branson won the traveling prize. During the presentation of awards for bridge, Mrs. Boulware v^as given a nice mirror, the gift of Mrs. Harley Bransori and her guests. Those sharing the evening's pleasures were Mesdames Harley Branson, hostess, Kenneth Farnsworth, James Lindsey, Rex Jahn, Arthur Bradley, O. O. Slocum, Richard Mezzoni, George Hovey, Frank Branson, James Bradsha,w, ;and Jhe, guest of honor, Mrs. Verne "Bofll" KARREN LEE LANE IS SIX YEARS OLD Karran Lee Lane celebrated heir sixth birthday, Tuesday, March 2, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Lane. The afternoon was spent playing jgamgs,- opening the gifts and enjoying'tjio. refreshments of ice cream -apd cake. The birthday cake was beautiful with a circus merry-go- round lighted with j:andles, decorating it. Guests to enjoy the afternoon with Karran Lee were Darlene Smalley, George Lang and Virginia Bachtol of Ukiah; Linda HughesWf Coyote Vailey; Idalene Jemeysijn, Lorena Solomon, Jacquelyn Benish, Bobbie, Judy and Dennis Lane, June Johnson, Joslyn and Stephanie Stevens, Robbie Myers, Billie Snook, Sue Crawford and Betty Tollini. Eighth Bir+hday Was Celebrated Thursday Miss Dorothy Lee Freeman was guest of honor at a birthday party given February 26 at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hildreth on Jones street. It was the' occnsioh of Dorothy's eighth birthday. The afternoon was enjoyed in playing guessing games and games of skill for which many surprise packages were won by the quickest ones. Guests invited to share the af- ternon with Dorothy were Rose- j mary and Janet McDonald, Kay Robinson, Emma Lee Haley, Judy Carpenter, Sherry McCallum and Dorothy's sister, Merdis Freeman. Dorothy's mother, Mrs. Edgar Freeman, her grandmother, Mrs. Oscar Elphick, Mrs. Harry Thomas and Mrs. Jerry Cole were present and helped Mrs. Hildreth entertain her young guests knd serve the bu-thday cake with its eight candles twinkling, and ice cream, orangeade and candy. Mrs. Wildberger At Home to Cultus Club The Laurence Wildberger home was the setting for the Cultus C}ub meeting Tuesday night, February 24. Mrs. Ardis Roberts presided at the business meeting, at which plans for the musical to be held late in March were completed. _^ Mrs. C. S. Myszka and Mrs.' G. W. Davis, program chairmen, had provided games of bridge and contract rummy for the evening. Awards of interest were made to Mrs. W. J. Mellis, Mrs. G. R. Dietterle, Mrs. Russell Dickson, Mrs. J. R. Thomas, Mrs. W. N. Smith, Mrs. A. S. Fraga and Mrs. Ardis Roberts. Mrs. Wildberger served delicious refreshments of celestial pie and coffee at the card tables, which were centered with bouquets of mixed spring flowers. Guests of the evening were Mesdames R. C. Dickson, Forrest Hughes, R. H. Schwarm and Hilda Mannon. ELKS PLAN DANCING PARTII^ It's dancing time at the Elks Saturday, March 6. Ed Jennings is the head of the committee on arrangements and has a good time planned for Elks and their guests, with the time set at 9 o'clock until 1 a.m. Wesley Greeott will furnish ihe music. There will be a help- yourselt turkey and ham and eats Duffet ready to serve at 10 p.m., as long as it lasts. All Elks are urged to go and take their friends. a, They had a honoymopn on the Monterey Peninsula, spending most of their time in, t>.<» art colony of Caimel. They are staying with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Buhn, until iheir [* house on School street is ready for occupancy. MISSIONARY CIRCLE TO MEET Circle A and B ol the Methodist church will meet in the church parlors March 9 for an afternoon of sewing and discussion of their missionary work. Mrs. Nellie Read IS the leader of the group. Committees for the afternoon's program have not been completed, but an interesting meeting is anticipated. N.W.P. SHOW DREW CROWDS Agent H. P. Dohring packed 'em in Friday with his color film. This Is My Railroad, with 300 attending the 10:30 show at Grange hall, and more .than 200 high school students and pupils from the Al- bertinum saw the film in the afternoon at the high school auditorium. John Loves Mary Gets Big Ovation i • John Loves Mary is the title of the. play read by Mrs. Harriett Barnes of Santa Rosa at the meet-- ing of the Saturday Afternoon Club February 28 at 2 o'clock. •Mrs. Louis Hildrefh, program chairman, introduced Mrs. Barnes, .\t'ell known and popular entertainer and the account of her reading of the play states it was exceptional in its comedy and "tragedy contents. At the end of the war John is ready to leave England. He is goitsg horr .e to marry Mary. As an accommodation to his buddy, who is already at home in America, J .phn- marries his buddy 's English girl in order for her to obtain passage to America. When they ai-rive in America John's buddy lias married an American girl. That is when the play gets all tangled up in , funny snarls and kpots of complicating laughs. ; Mrs. Barnes handled the scenes With extraordinary skill, timing it •with - exactness and . carrying tHrbugh to the Jiappy ending that sft6ws always John loves Mary, and Mary has remained under- sfending throughout, though a ti^ifle provoking at.times. ikpril 17 was set aside as. the date for the minstrel show that yJiil be presented by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Franklin. Mrs. Grnver C. Neep gave a report on the Red Cross drive. 'Tea and coffee were served frbm two beautiful •tables covered wjirh lace cloths and center bou- qilets of the same flowers, in the b as k e t bouquets o f heather, daphne and. fruit blossoms that brelathed a gay note of spring in the. decorations. Cookies of many varieties were ser-yed. The hostess committee was headed by Mrs. Werner Holzhauser, with the follo-wing assistants: Mrs. Grover Neep, Mrs. Ruth Kington, Mrs. J. R. -Thomas, Mrs. Nelmes Srriith, Mrs. George Hovey and Mrs. .lohn Kinsler. Former Ukiah Girl Married In January Joy Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Melvin Turner, once prominent in business and social life in Ukiah, was married to Frank Cardelli, January 31, at historic St. Mary's_ church in San Francisco. It was one of the bright spots on the winter social calendar, taki^jg place in the evening. The bride was beautiful in a gown of Imported lace over ivory satin. She was attended by six of her classmates, all beautiful in the bustle- back hoop skirts and off-the-shoulder' neckline, popular notes of the day. • 'SI*: Lorraine and Jerry Barringer, 6-year-old cousins of the bride, almost stole the show in their miniature formal dress. Lorraine was flower girl and had the same s^le full skirt and carried her R&rssol bouquet of blue tiUle and satin ribbon covered with pink flowers. ? ierry was the ring bearer, very proud in his tuxedo, carrying the ikngs on a white satin pillow, •j. . : Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bishop tjaye taken rooms at 232 Mill Street for the time being. Bishop Is the latest addition to the local police force, doesn't have his uniform. That will be an excuse for trip to San Francisco during Ihe week. Mr. and Mrs. Al Payne of Miranda, Humboldt county, 'were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Figone the latter part of last .week. GoBden Stafe Hotel SAN FRANCISCO'S Powell Street at Ellis In the Hub — But Out of- the Hub-bub Choice of Outside-Inside Rooms —: WITH BATH :— Single $2.00 — Double $2.50 —! WITHOUT BATH !— Single $1 .50 — Double $2.00 Lem Shibley NATIVE DAUGHTERS MET AT ELKS HALL Donations were made to the RedCross and to the adoption center sponsored by the Native Sons and Daughters at the meeting of the Native Daughters Tuesday night at Elks hall. Mrs. Leona Myers opened the meeting with.'the usual ritualistic ceremony. Mrs. Agnes Chapman was thanked for the dinner given on February." 17, for which she was committee chairman. ' A short social time adjourned the meeting. . Mrs. Ma;ry. 'Frati, who had planned to open Her new dress shop the latter'part of this week, was taken to St. Marys' Hospital •in San • Francisco Sunday for a serious operation on her neck. Report Of Executive B6ard''M«hi^ Told by Mrs. Isnarid Jon Return Hom^' I Mrs. .Jane -Isnard gave an -enthusiastic account, of her attendance at the executive board meeting of the American Legion AuJc- iliary in San Diego the past week. S.he went down with Mrs. Ellen •Taylor of Fort Bragg, who Is on the.girls' state board of directors. The object of the board meeting was to plan all of the work for* the coming year and to discuss the programs already in operation 'pnd discover How they are levelingypff. The Legion and auxiliary devote their work to the, rehabilitajiion of veterans, giving ttiemreveryj assistance they can in promoting the social welfare of themselves land their families. Child welfare takes a prominent place in -the program of the organizations. It is planned to give aid to veterans' children, but it is not confined-to members of Legion families,'' 'tis they give help to all children and work to promote a better future for .every child, Which was/the subject of the board's meeting. One. of the social events was! the breakfast given by the departraetit president at the Hotel San Diego Saturday morning. The banquet at the same hotel Saturday night\with Legionnaires and |40-and-8.was of such a variety of entertainmentlt will long'be remembered by those present, Mrs. Isnard.said. She told of the national vice president for the western division, Mrs. William B. Dingle of Dayton, Washington', being present at the meeting and of the enthusiasm she gave to the whole program. Representatives from all pver the state were urged to go home and inspire the local lodges to, get busy on the red poppy sales. They were reminded of the 1,574,000 paper pdppies that will be made by non-compensated veterans in the veteran hospitals in California. Veterans in the . hospital at Yountville will make 258,000,,"and they will make all of the poppies to be used in Hawaii. 'The wprnen of the auxiliaries furnish the material for the poppies,and the men pay three cents apiece for, the veterans to make them, The m6ne.y from the sales vgfv the poppies is • u8Sd for the gehefal welfare woi-k of the Legiop and auxiliary. •^Mrs.-Isnard ;feald in closing her rqpc^rt that her. cbmmittees will be appointed soon and they v/iU make . a,v concentrated drive to promote"* the pale of red poppies on Poppy, Day. here in Ukiah. She suggests; that.boys and.girls work hard on' tlieir poppy pqsters because the^^. ik ajways a goofl chance to kec^ gping up for thd national comp& tltioti that wins th'e big prizes. ^) DESSERT BRIDGE I; ^f^ttHEf ORTLOCKS 1 i .Mfs. George Portlock with Mrs, Vern Davis".y/as hostess;at a dessert: bridge at the Portlock hom'e ijhitrsday':;evening, Mrs.' Ad^a I^njsey had high score, 'Mri' Ffrahk: Branson wad second high and^Mrs. Pierce Stipp was award-' edjthe galloping goose, ,• Appetizingstrawberry shortcake,; Whipped • cream and coffee were served. Those to enjoy the eve- riing with Mrs. Portlock and Mrs.' I3av;s were Mesdanies E. H., Barker, Art' Bradley, Ftank Bransoh,^ Verne Boiilware, Kenneth Farnsworth, Tom Franklin, George! ' Hovey, C. A. Lindbergh, Addti Eindsey, Richard Mazzoni, R. H.! Jahn, Pierce Stipp and E. H. Bal-, yeat. tl MISS BANTA IN KOREA % • Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Banta rej-' ceived a cable last week signed by their daughter, Ada Bell Banti),, saying she... had arrived safely ih^ Seoiil, Kofea,f!!Where she is to be; assistant superintendent of Ameri­ can'schools, ^'^eip'able said she had: a wonderful .iVdyage over, with smooth sailing ail the way. VISITED CITY LAST WEEK : Mr. and,Mrs. George Pokorny were visitors in San Francisco for: Several c^ays, shopping for furnish-: lugs for their .new home, which, they are building on Jones street; FACTS ABOUT flWER CURTAILMENT A STATEMENT BY p. e. AND E. Californio, particularly in the central and aoulbcrii nreas served. by the Company, is faced with a drought of unprecedented pro. ptartions. In the Bakcrsfiold area, for example, rainfall Ihis Ecasoii has been less than 20 per cent • of normal. Most of this scason*s scant precipitation in the wotersheds of California came last (nil and, what remains in the mountains in the form of snow is only about half of what it was in 1931, the driest year of record. The drought has had the double effect of drastically reducing, the amoiint of water . power available and at the same time creating a large an^ completely unprecedented irrigation pumping demand. It is estimated that this : pumping demand exceeds normal by at least 250,000 horsepower. This is equivalent to the combined power demand of the cities of Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno, Merced, San Jose and Berkeley. Power Saved \sV^ater Saved . In order, to conserve water, we ran our steam electric generating plants at full capacity all year. By doing this we were able to effect a carry-over of about 50 per c^nt of our storage capacity—well over the normal carry, over. Unseasonable pumping demands have made heavy inroads on that storage, and power curtailment has become necessary to prevent further depletion of stored water. The City of San Francisco and other electric producing agencies face similarly severe drought problems. The City of Son Francisco already has found it necessary to reduce its power output to conserve water. War Delays Expansion This winter ^B drought occurs at a time when the Company's power reserves are at a minimum. Wartime restrictions on construction, sttortages nf materials and the prolonged postwar strikes greatly delayed the delivery of new generating oiiuipment. When the war started, the Company had on order two large steam electric generators which were to commence operation in 1944. "Work on those generators was stopped in 1941 for the duration of the war by order of the War Production Board. Promptly after wartime rcstrictfon.s were ended the Company restored the orders for these war-delayed generators and followed this with orders for a number of additional hydro and steam electric plants. New Generating Plants Hue ' "Wo have just received the first sttam electric generator reordered in 1945. This new lOO.OOO-horecpower unit is now being installed in our Kei^n plant near llakersiield. We expect to place irin operation in April. Wc will also add 125,000 horsepower in the new Electra and West Point pla'nts on- the Mokelumne River this year, and 300,000 additional horsepower at Statiou "P" in San Francisco. In all, 525,000 horsepower of tiew generoting capaci ity will be installed in the next twelve months on the P. G. and E. System. Delay experienced by the Bureau of Recla. • motion in installing the first two additional geherators at Shasta Dam has further aggra- • vaied the sitiiation. These units of 100,000 horsepower each were, installed during'the war at Grand Coulee Dam. In early 1946 they were moved to Shasta Dam. They jwere scheduled to commence aperi'tion in the summer of 1947 before any other new plants conld be constructed in the area in the postwar'pei'iod. 'This scbedale was not met. The first of these generators is only now'about ready for optr- ation and the second ig expected tobb reiidy in three months. , . ;' Cpnstruet'lOh Program The Company has had underway for over two years a hugrf •'eonslruction program to bring 1,400,000 horsepower of new generating capacity to the area;,"We ar/doing everything possible to speed that'program^ In 194S. the last war year, we spent $22,526,000 on,-;new construction. In 194iS we spent $43,000,000. In 1947 we spent over $100,000,000. At the present time our construction eicpenditnres exceed 10 million dollars a month. During the next 12 months alone our construction plus the additions at Shasta will aggregate more than 725,000 new horsepower. Hope for Rain Diminishes The power situatibn will remain critical until these additionsi are completed unlets relief comes through a protracted period cf heavy rainfall in the valleys and a deep inow- pack in the mountains. Hope for such relief diminishes each day- The drought emergency anc the public interest requirl the fullest W operation with the power eurtailment orders of. the California Public Utilities Commis. sion. Moderate curtailment now may well forestall more drastic curtailment later., Power producing 'agencies are cooperating- ' in a regional power pool to make the most of available resources. The public can be assured that we have done an4 will continue to do everything possible, to meet the emergency and to keep curtailment at a minimum. The Company is appreciative of the cooperation it is receiving from the public. Pacific Gas and' Electric Company. C. Bartlett Division Manager North Bay, Division

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