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I' Fort Bragg Men Sentenced; Bartalini Fined, $500 MiUard haw will serve an indeterminate sentence in San Quen. tin prison for his part in the burglary of The Ship, a Fort Bragg bar and restaurant, on the morning of February 18. Nini Bartalini, an accomplice of Law, will serve 90 dajfs in the county jail and pay a fine of $5.00. These sentences were imposed Friday by Superior Judge Lilburri Gibson. The'Ship was entered and robbed the morning of February 18. after/the place had been closed at ?. o'floclt. Law and Bartalini were in the county jail here and Sheriff broaddus had the latter's written statement of the crime, obtained soon after midnight of the same day, the men having been arrested in a hotel room at Santa Rosa the night following the burglary. • Only the money left in the cash register was taken, amounting to $103.35, a part of• which was recovered from the prisoners. Suspicion fell on the two men because they had been unemployed over quite u period of time, but always had spending money. In clearing up the attacic on The Ship, the sheriff's office involved the men in a jewelry store robbery on Lower Broadway, Oakland, in mid-January. This was a window- smashing job in which they obtained several wrist watches and wrist bands, some of which they had sold at Fort Bragg. Confession was made of an attempt to break into the College Inn at Fort Bi agg on the night they raided The Ship, and Bartalini ad, mitted robbing the Community Hospital of a 'small amount of money. Previously they had entered the College Inn, on January 18, and two nights before had attempted to burglarii.e the bowling alley. Menclocmb Counfy's Pioneer Newspaper DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 164 East Standle'y St. Published for 78 Years • • Weekly Digesf of Mendocino County New* City, Rural and County News From Bie'ry Section of Mendocino Gouiity < _ , biSPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone Ukiah Number 0--N—B ' VOLUME LXXIX UKIAH, MENDOCINO COUNTY, .CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1948 NUMBER 25 Four Little Maids Take Off On Umden AW Trip John Bednar Rites Held Here Sunday Friends and relatives gathered Sunday to pay llnal tribute to John Bednar of Redwood Valley, who died: in Ukiah General Hospital last Thursday, following a stroke. Mr. Bednar was unmarried, the son of the late Mary Bednar and John Bednar of Texas, where he was born May 18, 1881. He lived for 28 years in Redwood Valley where he had scores of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. in the Eversole Mortuary with Rev. J. R. Edgar officiating. Pallbearers were Denny Dennis, Jerry Gray, Amio Pomo, Bernard Saunders, George Austin and William Hlldreth. Interment was in Ukiah Cemtery. Mr. Bednar was a member of Woodmen of the World. He is survived by the following relatives: two sisters, Mrs. Annie BrakebUl and Miss Lucille Bednar, and a brother, Frank Bednar. Another brother, Edward Bednar of Redwood Valley, died a few years ago. Surviving nieces and nephews are: Barbara, Mary and Franklin Bednar; Edward and John Brakebill. F SE GIVEN ANTMUCKS State Cornmlssion Grants All-Requests In Petition ' This quartet^of Ukiah beauties took their first ilyer lo San Francisco JFiiday evening of last week and wore camera cornered by Iho Journal maii just before'they boarded the Southwest.Airways.plane at the Uldah port on their very first trip by air. From left to right they are Jeannette Garzini, Giovanna Bricarelli, Betty Famsworth. Norma Garavenl^. Ukiah's Speaker Won At Lakeport Lino Nivolo of Redwood Valley, who, by winning the speaking con test here on March 11 became the representative of the Ukiah Lions Club in the zone contest hbld at Lakeport last week, won the zone contest in competition with Louise Castle of Laytonville and Joan Billingsley of Lakeport, both representing Lions Clubs of their communities. The district finals will be held in June at the Lions district convention when the top prize will be $600 cash scholarship, and when portable typewriters will be given the six finalists. The topic. Do Frontiers of Opportunity Still Exist for American Youth, will be the same all the way through the series of meetings. Fifty-three Delegates For G.O.P. Convention SACRAMENTO, MARCH 20. — (WNS)—Delegates from the First Congressional district who will run on the Republican ticket at the June 1 primary to represent California Republicans at the National convention are Charles R. Bamum, Eureka lumberman, and Culver C. Rogers, Chico furniture dealer. The state central committee named 53 delegates for the ticket. Thomas Jones, S. 1/c, paid a surprise visit to his uncle and aunt, Mr .and Mrs. C. E. Wallett of Cloverdale last week and to Bonny Wallett in Ukiah. Jones is with the U.S.S. Boxer and was a resident of Ukiah about 12 years ago, before the Walletts moved to Cloverdale. Wxs. Joe Silva of Cloverdale attended the meeting of the Lagion Auxiliary in Ukiah last week. Al Ahtonl received word Wednesday that his Antoni Truck Lines' petition for a common carrier's franchise had been passed by the Public Utilities Commission, granting everything the petition asked for and opening the entire east bay area to service by Antoni trucks, including refrigeration service. The franchise becomes effective April 15. In thvJ area contingent to Ukiah, Antoni trucks will serve the territory from the north city limits of Healdsburg to the north city limits of Laytonville and off-side points of Talmage, Redwood Valley, etc. In the east bay district the franchise includes San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, South San Francisco, Berkeley, Richmond, Albany, San Leandro, and others. The Utilities commission's decision brings to an end more than 18 months of intensive efforts during which a long series of meetings have been held, in Ukiah, Willits, Cloverdale and San Francisco and this favorable decision of the commission will be of particular interest to every person in this section of the state and friends of Mr. Antoni, who has been in the trucking business here for many years will welcome the news ot his success in this larger undertaking. • Antoni Truck Lines began business in a modest way about 15 years ago and has had the usual run of luck that comes to new undertakings until he was firmly established, since when the ^increase in the volume of busin'ess handled has had a continuous healthy growth. Attorneys for the truck lines during all the hearings were Senator Burt Busch of Lalceport, District Attorney James E. Busch of Ukiah and Attorney Malcolm C. George of San Francisco. Three Are Injured In Two Accidents Robert Cox of Cummings and his 4.year-old son Dennis received minor injuries when the car driven by the father went off the grade one-half rnile north of the Cedar Creek bridge last week while he was cleaning the windshield. Patrolnjan Ingram reported the accident. Patrolman Hamilton of WiUits reports a collision approximately a mile and a half soutii of Laytonville on the Redwood highway between the cars driven by John Phillips of Oakland, going south, and Frances Shaffer of Dufur, Oregon, going north, in which John Bleweit of Seattle, riding in the Shaffer ear, received minor injuries. Both cars were found at fault, being too near the center line. 1948 Officers E. M. Jenninqs As Exalted RulerReplaces A. C. Alger New officials of Ukiah Elks Lodge will take office at formal installation rites on April .5, following their election last, Monday night. E. M. Jennings was chosen exalted ruler to succeed Arthur AJger. Installation v/ill be conducted by past exalted, rulers under the leadership of Fred Hinds of: San Rafael. "This lodge,,sponsored the Ukiah Elks club which was organized nine months ago. Hinds is vice president of the state Elks association and will 'serve 'as grand exalted ruler, for the installation. Other inroming officers and the outgoing officlRls they replace are: Ray Williams, leading knight replacing Walter Sandelin; John Vlarengo, loyal knight for E. M. Jennings; Reno Bartolomie, lecturing knight for Ray Williams; S. E. Mitchell, secretary, will continue in office; George Butt replaces Victor Moore as treasurer; Walter Eversole replaces Karl Davis as esquire; Harry Roberts remains in office as trustee and James Sacchi takes over as tiler in the place of Fred Montgoinery. Among appointments - to' be made by the neW' board will be that of chaplain; now filled by O. A. Lang, and inside guard, a post now held by Dr. Harold Cain. Elks Lodge__infembers of Ukiah who attended a meeting of the Alameda Lodge recently were A. C. Alger, Ray Williams, Ed Jennings and H. H. Tuttle. The occasion was the official visit of the national exalted ruler to,the Alameda lodge, L. A. Lewis, who addressed the meeting. Boy Burglars AtMendociiio \: pital auditorium, which is adniis- Mendosa's General Store Entered Sunday And Robbed Kentfield Attorney Files For Congress The first Democrat announced his candidacy Monday for the First Congressional •^'-'-•-t seat long held by Representative Clarence F. Ijea. He is Roger Kent, 41, Kentfield attorney and World War II navy veteran. He will file on both the Democratic and Republican tickets. Ernie Anderson, 15, and Richard Imholte, 17, both of Oakland, are in custody andawditing disposition for burglarizing the -Mendosa General Store at Mendocino last Sunday night. They are sai^l to be wards of the Alameda, County Juvenile Court 'and had been around Mendocino a few days before the burglary. 'The boys took the hard way to get into the store, using a brace and bit to bore holes in a door on the south side of the building so they could remove a section of the panel large enotigh to admit then;. The loot from the robbery included $50 in money, 30 cartons of cigarettes and a quantity of bologna, according to Deputy Sheriff Ward Reis' report to Sheriff Brosddus. Reis went to Mendocino to investigate the matter and arrested the boys while they were waiting for a bus. They had spent the night on the beach. Sheriff Broaddus went to Boonville and took over the prisoners from Deputy Reis, who had set a new speed record by getting his "men" within the hour of his arrival in Mendocino. . E A !« T E R One by ono'they go to church today, , ., Dressed in their Eastei-hats and flnery, M' •Like bright Spring flowers-. . blithe of heart and gay . . .'.Or,dressed in winter clothes .. or shabbily. ' ' They, flle into the churches i. big and small, .• : 7he scspt.of Spring's first flowers fill the air,.; Great JjanTts of green .. and Easter lilies tall ' That form white crosses . .calling us to prayer. This stone cathedral on a city street • • Great stsinedglass windows . . lofty organ strains. This humble little uhurch, where people meet 'And see .the sunlight streaming through the panes. , This sfiingled church, where colored people pray, • This onfe.of brick, beneath magnolia trees, This rough plank cabin, With its boards of grey, A circuit rider,'.Bible oh his knee. This lone man, standing, s'i'high upon a hill . . . • : Wind through the bushes .'. light upon his face . . A wheelchair . . rolled bssjlde a winuow sill . . , Where flower^cents ... waft lip their words of grade. And aU the people over all the land . . Oh, may they pause, no matter in what room . . No matter where they are .. to understand .. •The joyous drama of the empty tomb. To know that Spring commemorates anew. With'fresh young grass .. with every budding seed . . That nothing ever dies . . . tha* God is true . . , And Christ is here .. the Risen-Lord indeed. , " . —CHARMIAN WARDi 2ir»3e Funds Drive Ends Saturday Eve Ukiah's- TwentyThirty Club iWinds up its current drive for funds for the club 's hospitalization' plan Saturdays Viight with a dance atthe Mendocino State Hos. The club's plan would provide emergency short-term hospitalization for citizens of the community who cannot provide It for themselves. The effort has fEllen tax short of its, goal and unless £hete is a gienoTous "outpouring" during the next two days the boys axe going to jiistabouti break oven on their ilndertaking, or likely be in the red after Saturday night's dance. The hospitalization plan was an ambitious undertaking, and as worthy as it was ambitious, and the lack of interest was the last thing the members had reason to expect.^At the price of one dollar ($1) anyone can become a party to a very worthvvhile project. Richardson Says *Glad To Serve' LIONS»FOR State Theatre Dark' On Injunction Order •The preliminary injunction order issued! last week.was served on the State Theatre management Saturday morning and the show house is now closed indefinitely. ' .' The order was made by Superior Judge Lilburn ,Gibson 'and held in abeyance on; tlie MUIRS OF Special Meeting Set By P.T.A. On Issues There will be a called meeting of the Elementary P.T.A. on Wednesday evening, March 31, at the school auditorium. Forrest Hughes and Harry Falk will present the three issues to be voted on April 13th and there will be a general discussion of them all. The meeting will start at 8 o'clock. P.TiA. members are especially interested in the question of sale of the ball park. Russell Richardson, a candidate for the city council, says of his bid for a seat at the council table, I that if elected he will give the job the best service that it is possible for him to give. "All I have is invested here in Ukiah—^my business, my home and other interests," he said, "and if I can help in the administration of the city's affairs I will be .glad to serve to the best of my ability." Richardson is a native of California and a resident of Mendocino county sinte 1927. He has been in business in Uikah since March 17, 1930. He owns his home and business and has two children, ages 9 and 15. He says, "If- elected I will be just one man on the board of five and I have no illusions of what I can do alone. It will be my purpose to go along with the other members in what I believe will be for the best interests of the- city, present and future. First District Legionnaires Aerial Roundup of Membership In April DIES IN HEART ATTACK Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Kelly, 520 South State street, were called to San Francisco yesterday by. the sudden death, early Smiday morning, of Mrs. Kelly's, son Wesley Michaels who suffered a heart attack. Besides his mother he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emily Micliaels. He was an employe of the P.G.&E. in Sun Francisco. C. B. Hopkins expects to return to Ukiah next week after spending the winter in Claremont with liis son, Dr. C. Howard Hopkins. If you see strange planes cutting over the hog back up the arroyo April 17-18, don't report any flying sauce pan.s—it's the Legionnaires flying low to pick up their membership cards in the Aerial Roundup which will climax their 1948 membership drive. Locally, when you see the whites of the pilot's eyes, it will be Post Commander Ben Branscomb of Laytonville Post 676, rounding up the 360 signed membership cards for which • A. C. (Tiny) Ryan, first vice president of District 1, has sent out a plea this week. He has a little bet with Raymond H. Stenback of Fortuna,^ he said, that there will be more cards from Ukiah than from Fortuna. Branscomb had some difficulty with his plane last week when someone leaned it against a txee, but it will be in flying order, for the roundup and when the cards are all in, Branscomb and his pilot will rush them to Bakers- where the Kern County Pilots' association, in charge of gathering in the cards, will rendezvous. A party with dancing and entertainment will reward the workers who help to bring in a full roster of new members from District .No. 1, Ryan said. His instructions, sent out this week, request that all membership cards be held up until April 15, then maUed that day to Stenback in Fortuna by those in the northern areas of the district, or to Ryan at Talmage, by those in the south half of the district. Annual Classic For Alt Local Youngsters AtGityPark Tlie Easter Egg Hunt which is sponsored annually by the Ukiah Lions Club will be held Sunday afternoon with the parade starting, at 1:30 from the Ukiah goU course and marching to the municipal park. "The Lions Easter egg hunt is open to all kiddies of the four age groiipsin Ukiah and the surrounding country and parents aire asked to bring their children and let them take part in the fun. The afternoon hSur is chosen to allow everyone to attend Easter services. The order of the march will begin with- children of 1 to 4 years, in charge of DA J. B.. Massengill, chairman, and Liouis Loosley, W. K. Davis, Ed Jennings, Ed Eversole and C. A. Lindbergh'. Group 5 to 8 years with Dave Spencer, captain; Pete Frey, Al Antoni, Dom Crinella, Leonard Nix and Dr. E. ,C. Bennett as the committee. . Group 9 to 12 years, Ed Salyer, captain; Ben Foster, Tom Poulos, Joe Barrlnger, Al Anton, John Fr^ssinello and Herman Runkel. Group 13 years and up, Lee White, captain; George JEckman, Ed Cadd, George Butts, Elmer Presson and James Busch. The hunt will begin at the crack of the starting gun. The prizes will be 50 cents for the gold eggs, four prizes to each group; 25 cents for the silver eggs, six prizes to each ^roup; 10 cents each to whoever finds and returns with six eggs, limited to the first 20 in each group. Six .rabbits will be given as prizes to finders of prize eggSi Races will follow the egg hunt in which cash prizes will be paid for the following: Sack races, egg and spoon races, 3-legged races, mother and child races, foot races for men, boys and girls. The committee, on prizes includes Les Larson, chairman; Don Nassie, Percy Ombaun, Chap Williams, Tom Brumback, Vie^Jones. Carl Daubeneck and Arif'Schil- der will work with Harold Zimmerman as master of ceremonies \n charge of public address system. Lost and found kiddies department will be in charge of Chief of Police John Viarengo. Miss Addie Brooks To Open .New Business Ladies ready to wear and altera- ticps to order will be featured in the shop being opened in the Eversole apartments by Miss Addie Broolcs. Miss Brooks came to Ukiah from San Francisco where she has been engaged in similar business. She is making her home, temporarily, with her brother's family, the Wiley Brooks, 763 South State street, and will move int oher new quarters, apartment 202, where she will operate her business to be known as Brooks Alteration Shop Two Members of Family Receive Minor Injuries Mr, and Mrs. W. D. Muir and daughter Patricia of Willits were treated for minor Injuries at the General hospital Tuesday evening after their car was involved in collision with the car driven 1 WUbert R. Myers of Talmage on the highway near the Cypress Atito Court. The Muir family were coming into Ukiah from, the south at 6:15 and according, to the statement made by Mr. Muir to the invest! gating officers he saw Myers', car coming out of the driveway at the auto court, about 100 to 150 feet tiistant, forcing Mr. Muir into the second' lane. Mr. Muir said, "He kept poming , and . I couldn't go around him, so I set my brakes and hit him broadside." Muir said he was driving at about 30 miles per hpurr r: .„•,-:;, , , ' Myers was still behind the wheel when Muir got out and ask ed him what he was trying to do, iVtyers accused. Muir of , causing the collision and Patricia Muir said Myers threatened to punch her father's nose. Myers was arrested and exam, ined by Dr. J. B. Massengill and pronounced too intoxicated drive ah automobile with Safety. At the county jail he said he w.as going north and that all he knew was that "» car ran oiit and wham med me." • A guest at the auto court said he saw Myers' car circle the cab ins on the north side of the court and go out the north driveway and turn toward the south before he was hit. , • In police court Wednesday riiorriihg Jiidge Pauli fined Myers $260 who agreed to pay the hos pital chaijges for services to Mr and Mrs. Muir and for the damage to their automobile. Chief of Police Viarengo .and Officer Moore investigated the accident. Electricians To Start Union Here Electricians from Willits, Fort Bragg and Lakeport met at Willits ion Friday night of last week and made application to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for a charter. The application, it is understood, is made on a 2-county*basis and will include electricians in Lake and Mendocino counties, and if the charter is granted the headquarters will be set up in UWah. With locals already established in Ukiah.for the carpenters, painters and laborers, the estab. lishment of electricians and plumbers unions would complete a building trades union here, it is said. A spokesman for the steamfit- ters union is quoted as saying that steps are' being taken to organize the plumbers on the same 2- county basis. INDIAN SIGNUP OFFICE A signup depot has been established in Willits at the offices of Lyon & Porterfield, attorneys, where Indians may notarize their signatures to press their 30-year- old action against the government for money claimed due. Mrs. Ben Archer of Talmage has moved to Ukiah where she purchased a home at 891 Live Oak street. Mr. Archer passed away last ^"ebruary. I UKIAH GETS R.«Jk.. MEETING The Redwood Empire Association's semi -Bniiual convention wiU be held in Ukiah on Friday. May'21, it was decided at Napa, where members of the executive board met on Friday of la«it week. 1 -f promise-of the attorney representing Trinity Theatres, Inc., that the show house Would close and remain closed until repairs could be made to-remove the danger of the biiildhi^,, cbj-', lapsing. Such' repairs were'to"be made land inspected and approved by Gus Wallsch, city engineer;'before the show was again ppenfed. Friday, while workmen were busy reinforcing the south'wall, an employe was engaged "in setting up the marqyee for a Friday night show, aftei the hoUiie,.had been closed two nights.. Friday night's show was given Ip'^'itRe injunction order was served by Deputy Sheriff Ike Ransddl Saturday morning. ' V.'^'. So far as has been learned, 'the disregard of the gentlemen's , agreement was more in the;mart-' ner of a test—to see what ^ouW happen . , . and it did, «nd. the repair crew turned their attention . to undoing what had bteen done and to tearing down a portion of the south wall that was one. part of the building! that has been condemned;: At .the hearing on the petition for the injunction, .Attorney Jaines Mclnnis appeared for the Trinity Theatres and admitted to Judge Gibson that the building was unsafe^ .and. liable ;to collapse in case Of a severis.shpck. Oh the, Strength of such evidence the court issued the order,.then accepted thg.t^ttpr- hey's own suggestion that tlie slibw house would, close, and' remain closed uritii repaired and approved by City Engineer WaUach. Action foi-,an injunction \yas be gun some rnonths ago by'the city and with the' consent of a rejpre- sentative of the Trintiy corporation. It was* in fact, an effort of the theatre people to create a situation which they could-use as a talking point in their request for priority for building, material for a new theatre building in Ukiah, and-in 1 which, the city went along. The State Theatre building has been cbndernned many years. Way WiU Run For Assembly A. W. Way of Eureka has 9n- nounced his candidacy for assem- blymap from the First district- Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties-^to succeed Assemblyman M. A. Burns, wM.l'js ? candidate for state senatbr frpm Humboldt. In his statement Mr. Way says: 'I ^eel that the state government should begin cutting' down , he tax-burden which state officials have put upon the taxpayers, I^it, tie or no reg^r(^has befen gjyen'as to how much the taxpayer can afford. If elected I shaU do all within my power to stop, and .reduce these wasteful expenditures,^ of state finances, reduce extravagant btireaus, created by our state officials, and stop enactment of ia.\ys Which make increase ' of- taxes mandatory." Mr, Way points to his record of public service and background of experience in civic aairs and business, as well as 20 years in the, practice of law as the background to justify his election to the assembly. He says, "If elected to the assembly I will keep a watchful eye on all legislation, that the right and proper laws are enacted." , MOVE INTO NEW HOME Mr .and Mrs. Robert Sandelin. are established in their' new home north of Ukiah on the Redwood highway. The young couple came to Ukiah last year where he is associated with his father, Walter Sandelin in the management of the Palace hotel, and they have been making their home there while (heir new home was under construction. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steii who left Ukiah the first of the year to make their home in Healdsburg, entertained at dinner Simday for group of friends from Ukiah. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Wildberger, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schilder, Mrs. Hilda Mannon and Mrs. Nell Cox.