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•.-/•AT IWS MY IS Every Angle Being Checked For Hit-Run Evidence • After'four days of investigation by the police, the fatal Injury of Andrew Tilton, who passedn tiway Monday afternoon at the General hospital,/is still unexplained. ' Traoinfe Mr. Tilton's movements during ^'Ihe early hours of-Saturday night, the officers failed to find anyone who saw him after 11:15,' and no one has been found whOjSaw him in the neighborhood of th? spot at the east curb of the court house plaza, where he was found in an unconscious condition beneath a parked car. ;C. W. Flemming of GarberviUe told,the police that he was parked in' front of the Palace Hotel at 1:15 and headed south when he heard a noise and saw a small, dark car swerve toward the curb as if to park. He said a man got out on the driver's side and walked away. The police were called to 'the courthouse square by^Don Nourse of Hotel Cecille who'was told by a stranger driving a red International pickup that a man was under a car in front of the courthouse. Mrs. Anna Nichols, dispatcher at the Ukiah Cab Company, heard a crash about 1 o'clock which sounded like a car collision near State and Standley. She went to the walk and saw a dark sedan of late model at the curb opposite the curb opposite Xhe cab office with its lights burning and two men going back to a yellow car parked before the courthouse. She is not sure that the men got out of thef .irst car, or that they returned to it. Chief of Police Viarengo has collected the clothing worn by Mr, Tiltch when he was found and has sent them to Sscramento for a laboratory examination for traces of paint, tire marks and other indications that Tilton was the victim of a. hit and run motorist. MenHocTno Counfy's Pioneer Newspaper DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: leilsast Sta^ndley St. Published for 78 Years VOLUME LXXIX Weekly Digesf of Mendocino County Newt City, Rural and County News From Every Section of Mendocino County ' DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone Ukiah Nuinber O—N—B, mocrat / UKIAH. MENDOCffiJfO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY. MARCH 19, 1948 Commerce Directors rove Bond lie Livestock Growers Escape Big Slump Three Round valley men are still tlianking their lucky stars for a narrow escape when the big break .came;.in the , cprjunodity piarket, 'February 4',' '' Growers Glenn Barrass, Elmer Bauer and Dave Dresbach got together early In February and made up a shipment of 171 feeder pigs which were then selling artund 36 to 30 cents on a steady market. The load left the valley oh the .night of-February 3 and arrived in Stockton the day the market broke. Manager "Floco" Feldmiller of the Valley Livestock Marketing association, outlet for the Mendocino county and 11 other Farm Bureau marketing associations, was on the spot. A nice bunch of pigs and the best offer was 17 cents. He decided to hold for a better market, put the pigs on barley pasture with supplemental feed when the little monsters complicated tilings by going off their feed, and eventually, on February 20, they were sold for 28 cents, witli two off-feeders going at, 26 arid 25 cents. Fay Haynes Taken In Sunday Knifing Fay Haynes of Leslie, Arkansas, was arrested at Boonville Tuesday by Deputy Sheriff Bartolomie and chargedwith the Sunday night knifing of Buddy Ruona- vaar of Anderson valley. According to Bartplomie's findings, Haynes and Ruonavaar had some words following a crap game, then shook hands. Hay.nes is said to have afterwards lurked in the shadows of a garpge and when Ruonavaar was filling his radiator with water, stabbed him twice, reaching over his shoulder, apparently, to stab him in the right breast. Dave Snow, who was with Ruonavaar, stepped between the two men at Haynes' approach, not knowing that Haynes carried a knife, and was cut three times. Humboldt State Sets Spring Reunion Fete A full evening of fun and festivity, starting at 9 p.m., is planned for Saturday evening, March 27, at the Eureka Women's Club, wiion Humboldt State alumni gather for their spring reunion. Entitled, The Gingham Frolic, this year's dance will feature a spring decoration motif With spring flowers and "gingham dog and calico cat" theme vying for honors. All the ladies are urged to dress in gingham. Suits or sport clothes will do the trick for the fellows. The party will include dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring mixed dances during the evening and a luncheon will be served at 11:30. All Humboldt State College alumni are invited to attend; non- alumui guests permitted. Whether or not forces of opposition are gatheriljg themselves to fight the $407,000 bond issue on which the voters of Ukiah will be asked to pass at the April 13 city election, there is little evidence of it encountered on the streets. In the matter of enlarging^ the city's water storage, and supply at the source, the matter has so long been paramount, and recently has become so acute, that no one is without proof that in this particular we are inadequately supplied; that we live in a perpetual state of peril. In the matter of the sewage disposal plant, the mass of the citizens may have small knowledge of the situation as it has existed for a number of years and which has grown so bad that the city is faced with a-situation where improvement is mandatory'. ' The new additions, where they are without a sewer system and the residents depend on cesspools, they appear to be facing'the fact squarely and cheerfully, that the sooner they secure these requisites th^ quicker they will cease to live in the midst of conditions which threaten their safety. ,Such improvements were understood to be a part of their undertaking when they sought to be included within the city's Umits. Ci C. Approves Bond* The board of directors of the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon meeting Wednesday recommended the unanimous approval of the issues involved in the $407,000.bond issue. The chamber has a committee consisting of W. H. Brunher and JoJ^ir-Fraitsinello/'-apiJoiritfed ^geV'S' era! weeks ago, to join with a citizens' committee to study the matters involved in the bond election. Determining factors in the directors' action, a report from the iheeting says, are that Ukiah must have an improved sewer system and sewage disposal plant, a greatly increased water supply and better recreatioilal area. The chamber will prepare and circulate to the voters Of the city a brochure explaining in detail the urgency of these needs. There does seem to- be opposition to the sale of the South State street baseball park, although it does not appear that there is strong opposition to the proposed purchase of ground near the niunici- pal park and plunge for the purpose of a complete recreational setup, including a ball park. I'he ones opposing the sale envision the spot as a future civic center, while on the other hand, its abandonment as a baseball park is urged because of the danger of accidents and deaths from the heavy traffic in the closely parked sections of the street when there are activities on the grounds. The sale of the-grounds is proposed to provide money with, which to buy and equip the new recreation center. ZO-SO's Hospital Fund Behind Time Ukiah Twenty-Thirty Club'ii efforts to accunjuiate a special fund from which to provide emor - gency loans (or gifts) for short- term hospitalization' for citizens of this comiimnity is meeting with much less than the success that.was anticipated. The campaign will close on March 27, and there's still much to be done before the club can even approximate i a successful (Jbnclusion of the\ undertaking, and this is due to the great number who have failed to give even t|ie, minimum support . to the project by purchasing the one dollar ticket which entitles the holder to participate in the grand finale. It is a worthy idea and as deserving as any project the city has been asked to support, and the one dollar investment is the only limit set. From there anyone can go as high as he wishes at a dollar a throw. '[•".'' The hour is late! NUMBER 24' Andrew J. Tilton f'uiiera! Saturday Highway Resort Changes Hands Now under new management, the Duncan Springs Hotel resort south of Hopland is being operated jointly by B. E. Mauldin and M. Anderson. Mauldir. purchased the interest in the business formerly held by L. J. Prinselaar. Extensive improvements, are being made on the premises, the reAiodeliing involving plastering and r,ew tile work. "We will continue to offer improved service to all our friends and customers and invite them to drive out and see our improved location," Anderson said. The partners plan to open a new business, the Ukiah Tile Company, within , a few weeks. Mauldin where he was engaged in the tile contracting business. ENROUTE TO COUER D'ALENE Deputy Sheriff and Mrs. William White are on their way by auto to Idaho to return here for trial Willie Benedides and wife who are charged with issuing bogus checks here last January. These are the people who are said to have specialized in checks for $32.50 each, several being cashed here, and QS many as one hundred cashed in the state. #!agrf6f Tilton will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from tKe Eversole Mortuary. Mr. Tilton passed away Monday afternoon from injuries received Saturday night near the east curb of the courthouse plaza. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora Tilton, and the following children: Beryl E. Tilton and Dorothy Lainweber of Mitchell, Nebraska, Mrs. Philip Lynch, Bernal Tilton and Peggy and Jane Tilton of Ukiah, Mrs. Mary Bray of Decatur, Nebraska, Mrs. Wendell Snocker of Dorchester, Nebraska, and Mrs. Frapk Moloney of Hopland. There are 12 grandchildren. The family have been residents of Ukiah for the past iive years. Potter Dairy Day Is Next Thursday Thursday of this week is Potter Valley Dairy Day with sessions in progress from 10 o'clpck in the morning until 3 in the afternoon, with a pause for lunch provided by the ladies of the Farm Center. The meetings will be held in the Community church for discussion of dairy breeding, feeding and management, irrigated pas tures'and weed control, with two extension specialists as speakers. Farm Advisor R. D. Foote and F. H. Taylor, assistant farm advisor, will be others to speak. Ernest Moody is chairman of Potter Farm Center, sponsors of the meeting. Ft. Bragg Woman Heads Seal Sale Mrs. Alfred Swanson of Fort Bragg has beep named head of the fifteenth annual sale of Easter Seals in Mendocino county. She says, "The Easter Seals sale is part of the nationwide campaign to amass funds for service to handicapped persons. The Mendocino county society is one of the" 2000 member units of the National Society For Crippled Children and Adults, and is a chapter of the slate society." Funds obtained during the pre- Easter weeks are used for hospital, surgical and convalescent care, transportation to clinics, operations and emergency needs. During the nine years of its services tothe handicapped in this community the society has aided over IGO crippled children and adults. This Intercity Transport laties trailer set up, a road block at 3:30 o'clock Wednasday mominrof last week at the iiiterseclion of the Redwood ValW road with t^tilRedy^oOd highway. Driver Charles Knight of Ukiah said he made aiwide'swing as he was about to most another vehicle and the tr'ailejfuncoupl&d itself and turned over. Nobody hurt. „ ;,. v v'ij. RE-ALLOTMENT IS PLAN OF B.P.W. Hears Beek; On Proposed Senqtet Initiative SAqaAMENTO,. March 13 -g^ (WNS)—Warning that the proposed initiative to reapportion the Calij ^i fornia senate.' on a populatio^ basis would be .a "return to gov| ermneht by political bosses," senj (fft ^sisff'sefflcetaryj Joseph^'A»f ^ a meeting of California Busi and Professional Women here .that only a few special interests want to change the present representation." "Legislative representation in California follows the .federal pattern- of a 2-house legislature," said Beek, who has been secretary of the state's upper house for 30 years, "and one house represents population while the .other represents geographical districts." "In the federal government, these geographical districts are based on state lines.' In the California legislature, the basis is county lines. ".•The plan has been in operation in California for about 20 years to the satisfaction of everyoneexcept a few special interests which believe they would fare better with a legislature more easily subject to control. There \yas a tiiriewhen members of the California legislature v/ere elected on a basis of population. It was at that- time that the political bosses of San Francisco and Los Angeles exercised tremendous control over both houses of the legislature. If we want to return to government by political bosses, then we should reapportion the state senate on a population basis." LOCAL OPTION PETITION County Clerk W. J. Broaddus has certified to the secretary of state the petition favoring the local option referendum, which carried the names of 477 signers; 12 more than required. HIP ENOSMSAULT Employe Ornbaun Split Stuff Camp Is .Knife Victim Walter.Wilson is in the county hospital at Santa Rosa and Robert. Johnson is in the county jail in Ukiah. as a result ^of the latest cutting affray in Anderson valley, which took Diaee Tuesday night, i ^-'^a ^r 'da-d;-- Wllstin and his O-year-ol 'd , son Darffell, Johnson and Orville Ayers were returning from Cloverdale to the Ornbaun ranch split stuff camp -With the three* men riding', in the front seat. Ayers was driving and Wilson was directing him how best to reach the camp! Johnson .took offense at?Wilson 's .brdWs and slashed hita across the abdomen with a pocketknife, inflicting a wound that exposed the man 's intestines. In his liaste to get Wilson' home after the. cutting, Ayers ran the car off the road when he hit a slick spot and Wilson walked a mile and a; half to his home, holding the cut in his abdomen together with his hands. . A physician, was called to attend Wilson who then ..was taken to Santa Rosa. ~ i All members of the party are newcomers, having been in Anderson valley since about' the first of' February. Johnson is from Texas and Ayers and Wilson from Oklahoma. Deputy Sheriff Reno Bartolomie, .after investigating the matter Tuesday arrested Johnson. Accoi'd- ing to Bartolomie, the knife' used by Johnson was bought while the party wasinCloverdale. Other than his resentment because of Wilson 's instructio\is" to Ayers as to how to yeach the camp, no reason is known why Johnson assaulted Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ryan were dinner guests of the Harry Langs at Lakeport Sunday. Cloran Gets Quentin Rap Typewriter Thief Has Long Record and Two "Priors" Ray Cloran, the man who stole the Maple Cafe's typewriter and tried to sell it to Chief of Police John Viarengo for $30 about the middle of February, was sentenced to San Quentin Friday by Superior Judge Lilbum(Jiibson. Cloran's record.was against him. It runs'back to November 13, 1931, through ' a series of petty violations of the law until August 8, 1934, when he was sentenced to the Oregon penitentiary for assault. Two years later he was sentenced to McNeil Island prison isr- mm' mw -simAtemmtiw- •ment. He.^is 34;jears of age now. In his case there was nothing for Cloran to do but plead guilty, and .with a less sinful past he could have rated" consideration from the court. Chief Viarengo was given a tip that Cloran was offering a typewriter for sale, even before it •was learned that the machine was missing, and wh^, he dropped in Where the sales talk was in progress, sans uniform, the sales 'pressure" was turned on him. The price asked was $80. Lino Nivolo Wins In Lions' Contest Red Cross Drive Is At Halfway Mark Today; Headquarters Open Afternoons The Santa Fe railroad offered a trip from Kansas City to Los Angeles in 1886 for one dollar. BUSINESS VISITOR Mrs. Harold Willing of San Francisco, who is connected with the San Francisco County sheriff's office was in town on business Wednesduy, At the headquarters of the Mendocino County Chapter of the American Red Cross in the Hotel Cecille building, is a bulletin board on which is posted tliree certificates of honor, denoting, distinguished achievement of the chap'- ter in making its quota for the 1945, 1946 and 1947 Fund Campaigns. Now the chapter is in the midst of the 1948 drive for funds and Orville Co'eman's in charge of that campaign. "Will the chapter be able to add a fourth certificate to those on' the bulletin board?" asks Mr. Coleman. The answer rests with Mr. and Mrs. Public and all the little Publics, for they are the Red Cross; the people of Mendocino county are the Red Crossl Red Cross services are extended daily to war veterans requesting help with personal and family problems, to many veterang who still lie in hospital beds,' and in many other ways the Red Crojs I aids the people each day. Just sit a few minutes in/the headquarters of the Mendocino county chapter. Men and women and their fam^iiies come seeking Red Cross aid;*Ifrs. Cesira Delany is in charge of arrangements for whatever aid is extended. Where does' the money come from? From the people of Mendocino county. But there can be no aid if there is no money. To speed up the donation of funds, the headquarters is to be Icept open afternoons, beginning Monday, March 15, and Ukiah women are, giving their services, Through arrangements made by Mrs. Louise Bernhard of the board of directors of the county chapter, several women have volunteered tlioir services for this work. On Monday the drive, which opened March 1, will be half over, as it closes March 31. Have you given to the Red Cross? Better hvrry if you want your chapter to get its certificate of achievement for 1948, Lino Nivolo of Redwood Valley, a student of the Uikah high school, is the winner of the Ukiah Lions Club's speaking contest, the award being made at the luncheon meeting of the club on Thursday of last week. Rev. Charles G. Lindemann, Rev. Leonard G. Brown and Rev. Oran Bolinger were judges of the contest, in which Dolores Titus of Anderson Valley high school and Joan Aldrich of Hopland high school participated, "rhe contest was close, each contestant giving excellent talks on the subject. Do Frontiers of Opportunity Still Exist For American Youth? Percy Ornbaun is chairman of the contest for 1948. Nivolo will go to Lakeport Tuesday to take part- in the zone contest, with his chances good for going from there to the. regional and district contests as the representative of Ukiah Lions. The district finals will be held at the Liorif district convention in June when the top prize will be a $600 cash scholarship, and portable typewriters will be ' awarded the six finalists. ' The Lions presented Nivolo with a sum of cash as a.reward for his good work. , Applicants For Jobs Were 11 !'3 In January SACRAMENTO, Wlarch 13 (WNS)—That more than half the people referred to jobs by the California department of employment are not securing the jobs to which they are referred was indicated ih the January report of the department's employment service activities. In the Ukiah office of the department there were 1113 registered applicants for work during the month; the office made 66 referrals, and 35 secured jobs, the department report said. Ukiah Should Vote Water, Scwcr Bonds Ukiah will vote on a bond issue.for a total of $407,000 at, the Municipal "Election, ApWl'13; for funds to increase arid improve the city's water supply, and for the installation of sewer systems in the north, southeastern and southwest- em additions. Preliminary Stages Of Production Gets Under Way Th6 Calpella Plywood Corjjora tion, which has been in the pre. liminary stages o f production during - the past week,, expects to be rolling full speed withiij the next month, it requiring a month to six weeks to establish full pro ductioh in the manufacture of plywood products. . As told in this. paper several months ago, the corporation has a vast amount of Douglas fir standing" in the Weyott and Orr Springs sections, the • latter being what is kifewn as the Edwards tract. At Calpella the Douglas fir. is used e^iclusively, as. it provides the nece'ssary "peeling" qualities and being of ideal fiber for the manufacture, • ; The - corporation, it is understood, has better than a quarter of a million dollars invested here .aud - in., the preliminary stages of '0iJia *lion''te- 'eHlplo ^ihr 20 'experi-' enced men,- brought here from their Oregon operations. The process through which ihe raw material pases, to emerge into plywood, requires skillful handling in every operation from the moment the 17-foot length of logs enter.the plant. From ^he sawmill the log emerges as a cant and goes-into the steaming vat for a. 12-hour steam bath to condition it for slicing. The slicer reduces the cant to sheets of 1/9-inch thickness, *hich are finally cut to lengths of eight and one-half feet by 11 inches wide. After the slicer comes a period in the ciryer and from the dryer to the painter wljere the sides of the veneer are smoothed. Then comes the taper and the assembling of the face and back, and core which are glued together and put into the pressor for a number of minutes. Of a particular formula, this glue continues to operate after the plywood is removed from the presser and when the alloted time has passed for the glue to set thoroughly the finished product is cut to 8-foot lengths when it is ready for the sander, which finishes the job. Mr. and Mrs. James Frazer have opened the former A & M restaurant in Philo which they have purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Floyd D. McKinney. Member of Pioneer Family Dies Here Mrs, Mary Ann McClellan, naive of Ukiah and member of the pioneer Orr family, died at her home, 707 West • Dora street on Monday and was buried yesterday with funeral services in the Eversole chapel. She was the wife of the late William Judson McClellan and the daughter of Samuel and Urith Orr, ' original owners of Orr Springs resort. She was born November 14, 1864, in Ukiah where she made her home until her death and is mourned by countless friends and relatives. Three daughters and one son survive herj Mrs. Dorothy CuretOn of Concord; Mrs. Freda Avery, Mrs. Urjth Lane and Samuel McClellan. There are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her grandsons served in the funeral cortege as pallbearers. Interment was in Ukiah Cemetery. REGISTRATION STATEMENT A statement of the county registration .sent to the secretary of state at the weekend by County Clerk W. J. Broaddus showed a total of 11,948 as of March 9— Democrats, 60G2; Republicans, 5624; Non-partisans, 168; Independents, 8; Independent-Progressive, 4; Socialists, 7; Prohibitionist^, 5; Townsendites, 3; Liberals, I; declined to state, 126. It was inevitable that the rapid growth pf this city during the past few years, would hasten the day when these improvements would become, mandatory, and that time is now; Ukiah's water supply has, been the subject of many roundtable discussions and there have been several plans promulgated to increase the supply, to Jhe then maximum needs, iiM/,VV» Fire protection is a paramount consideration in the present situation, and we are told that the present water system could ' not possibly supply two major, fires at thesame time; th_at. during the: past summer the maximum,of the present pumping system never'ex* ceeded the amount used during a 24-hour period, with never more than a 2-hour supply. Our sewage, disposal plant,'likewise, is insufficient and antiquated and does not meet with, the approval of the state health authorities. Likewise, the cesspools :^in the new additions must be abandoned in the interest .• of, safety fi'om epidemics. During. seasons of heavy rainfall, when, the earth is saturated, the waste from these • pools cannot be carried off.through seepage and the overflow is: carried into the river, a hazard to the health of -;JH^;,'ifitwn .>comnaui>Hy^,< and- .to.' , other conimiAiilies thriitigh 7 the pollution of that stream, f This IS a bald statement of the situaton. as it exists. Because of th&terrific danger from,fire,that^ exists in an , inadequate : water supply, • that issue • must be met, and ,at once. As pertains to sewers for the new additions and to the sewage disposal , plant, wfe. have no choice but to eliminate these threats to public health. ~ These matters being on the must list, the city council has taken into consideration our future gro'wxh for some ye'ars to come in planning both improvements. Glean-Up Provides Us Better Living The Ukiah Twenty-Thirty Club, in endorsing the coming. Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up campaign locally,' gives the following food for thought: 'Public health is of the utmost importance to us all for the sake of our liealth, our morale, our happiness, our lives. For these reasons health authorities are cognizant that a cleanup period is an important community program in the protection and improvement of individual and public health. 'Over 1500 communities are now using this community development campaign to improve the safety and health'of their citizens. This campaign' requires ah insignificant investment, but pays big dividends in community health because through 'clean-up' it- aids in Eliminating the breeding places of diseases-carrying pests which may .cause epidemics and ill-health . . . tlirough 'paint-up' it creates more attractive surroundings, as paint is a sterilizer of disease germs and renders a surface less hospitable to germ life . . . tlirough 'fix-up' it stimulates the repair and modernization of" structures." The first telegraph wire linked Sacramento and Washington, D.C., October 24, 1801. Ukiah Given Nice Plug By Saturday Pbst The March 20 issue of ^the Saturday Evening Post will carry a nice plug for Ukiah .and the municipal airport, with a story and picture of several local people attending the landing of a Southwest Airways plane. Ukiahans shovra in the picture are Carl Stitcher, Mrs. Gladys Hansen, George Lang and Mr. and Mrs. Jack PhUip. It is said that because Ukiah is the only town of its size having, an airmail service which Connects 'With a main line is the reason we get this wide publicity. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. O'Brian of Philo, whose son was injured in a fire there recently, were business visitors in Uluah yesterday.