Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on April 2, 1948 · Page 1
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April 2, 1948

Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California · Page 1

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'f peadlline Extended to Safufday, April 10 To Make Quota Extension of the 1948 fund cam- palgn of the Mendocino County , chapter of the American Red Cross •was announced on the March 31 deadline of the drive which has been in progress during the past niontb. A 10 day period has been added for collection of $700 the amount lacking in the quota - of Ulciah area Through an unfortunate error, according to W. K. Davis, head of the chapter, appeal letters sent out as the drive began, did not go to Hoplarid,, part of the Ukiah area, and so Hbpland has not contributr edi with Ukiah area. Orvllle Coleman,' chairman of the drive, is noyv appealing to Hopland folks for aid in Speedily raising the $700 needed to cor.aplete Ukiah area quota. ' Workers at Wlllits, Boonville and Cdvelo have not yet turned in final repoi,'ts which would give a check on the $5,500 quota of the Mendocino county chapter. Speedy contributions are asked to close up the driye. They may be sent or taken to the chapter headquarters in the Hotel Cecille building, Ukiah. MenaocTrto Courtfy^i pioneer Nowipapef ^ DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 164 East Standley St. VOLUME LXXEX SETFORTUESDAY Jr. Traffic Patrol Go On DutyTuss. The Ukiah Junior Traffic Pat. rol, organized for the purpose of safeguandlng children on their way to and from school, will go into act^ion on Tuesday, April 6, at es- taijlished control points. • ' The Junior patrol was Of -ganized by the Ukiah Police Department tvlth the cooperation of the ele- 'jiventary school faculty and the success of the undertaking depends in a large measure upon the cooperation which is given, it by the citizens. 'The folfowing rules have been made and should be closely fol- IpWed by the children, to make the ir'uvppses of the patrol effective: Children living east of State street are to cross at State and 'Clay. Children from \yest of State •street and north of Clay may cross either at Clay and Pine, or Clay and Dora. Children from south of Clay street and west of State may cross at Oak and Seminary. Children from south of Clay and west ppra may crois at Dora and Holden. • . There also will be Junior Traflfic Patrol officers at Clay and School and at South Gak and Clay Streets to escort children from east of State street. Weekly bigesf of Mencloeino County,Nev^t aty, Rufal'and County Nftws From Every Section of Mendocino County DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone Ultiah Number O—N-^B mocrai NUMBER 26 County Groups To Join in Honoring Servicemen Brennan's Brother Killed In Accident John F. Brennan, resident manager of the Pacific Telephone Company, returned to Ukiah the first of the week from Eureka where he attended the funeral cf his younger brother, Robert Brennan, •who was killed Monday," March 22, in an automobile collision just north of the Elk river bridge. The young man was returning home from a San Francisco visit and had stopped in Ukiah for dinner with his brother. The accident occurred about 10;30 o'clock that night. He was 24 years of age and a senior at the Humboldt iState College. Serving with the air forces during "the last war, Brennan was shot down over Germany and spent 13 months as a prisoner of war. Jewelers District Body Is Organized A meeting of the California Retail Jewelers Association was held Tuesday evening at the Green Mill north of Petaluma With 35 members present, among them H, D. Roberts and Bob Sutherland of Ukiah. This was the bi-annual dinner meeting and many trade topics were discussed and valuable information gained. A district association, comprising jewelers north from Sausalito, -was formed and will be known as the Redwood Empire Jewelers Association. Officers elected were J. H. Hunter of Santa Rosa, president; H. D. Roberts of Ukiah, vice-president; L. M. Britton of Santa Rosa, secretary; M. R. Peters of San Rafael, district representative. In preparation for the celebration of Army Day in Ukiah next Tuesday, plans are pow under way for a parade in which various civic, fraternal and school groups throughout the county will take part. Guss V. Wallach, Ukiah city engineer, has been appointed chief marshal for the parade, assisted by W. A. Morrison as adjutant. Under their direction letters have been mailed from the local army recruiting center^ Inviting all organizations of the county to take part. Army Day is sponsored throughout the nation by the Military Or, der of the World V^ars, which is an organization of commissioned officers of World War I and World War II. The day was chosen because it marks our entry into the first war and is observed annually to commemorate the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for peace, and to honor the peace-time army of the United States. Organizations who have pledged their participation in the parade are American I^egioh Post 529 and Legion Auxiliary of Hopland; American Legion Post 76 and Legion Auxiliary of Ukiah; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1900 and Veterans Auxiliary of Ukiah; the Hopland Union high school band; Ukiah Union high school band; Ukiah high school Cadets and Boy Scouts of this area have plans for a float. The U. 3. Army hope to have' e showing of Army Equipment. All civic, fraternal and school organizations are urged to take part and are asked to make arrangements with the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force Recruiting Service office at 107 West Perkins street. Phone 624. May 2ath Date For Winton*s Execution .The Superior Court of Mendocino County has set Friday, May 28, at 10 o'clock as the time for the execution'of Paul Charles Winton, halfbreed .Indian, for the murder.pf his blind wife, his daughter and her husband,.Clifford Porter, • — :—r •• -*in their ^lome at Mendocino nn nn ni lin nnilir Ion the morning of October Cameraman Nimiber Up Sus|3ension of Stultz Investigatiol By Behuece 'Bntterlon What appeared on the Surface a routine Inquiry Into the .10-day suspension of a local highway patrol officer, threatened Thursday to break wide open into a full-scale investigation of - tiie California Highway I^atrol.administration in Mendocino county. Bad blood between Capt.^T. B. Meyers of the XJkiah:' office" and Patroi^Ofllcer -Arlf W, StHUz.cr^p.t; into the inqultir dn spite of adnie- What f raiitici eSprta on the jpart of Meyer's counsel to throttle it- Paul Josephs, deputy, attornej^ general from Sacramento, and d. H. Wal. kott, representing the. California Highway Patrol'were arrayed for the hearing • against Ahorneys Charles Kasch and Leo M. Cook, appearing for Stultz. Bion Gregory is referee for the State Personnel Board which will decide, when the evidence is submitted, whether or not Capt. Meyers was .iustified in the disciplinary supension of Officer Stultz whom he accused of papers published by George Mann i3"">P>ne frot" his chair and slap- in the interest of his theatres atlP'^g Meyer's hand while bemg • reprimanded in the squad room on A. and R. Triplett, former reporter cameraman for two tabloid I Willits and Fort Bragg, will have a hearing in Superior court Friday morning. Triplett was arrested here about the first of March on the complaint of the father of a young woman Triplett had invited to his apartment. He was held on a peace warrant until a thorough investigation of his conduct could be made and out of the mess dug up by Chief of Police Viarengo a complaint was filed charging him with predisposition toward sex offenses. Evidence, it was said, was found that Triplett had induced several Ukiah girjs, ages from 14 to 17, to come to his apartment and pose in semi-nude attire., In Superior court Triplett asked to' be admitted to the Mendocino State Hospital for observation. That period of time is over and he will appear Friday morning for the testimony of the hospital's psychiatrists. Hartman Adds to Fountain Ranch Kasch Is Reappointed To State Park Board State Park Commissioner Charles Kasch of Ukiah received from Governor Warren Tuesday morning the confirmation of his reappointment as park commissioner for the term ending January 15, 1951. Attorney Kasch was first appointed to the park commission on March 25, 1944, to fill an unex­ pired term, and -was reappointed et the end of tbot term, " , HOPLAND, March 317—Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hartman, owners of the Fountain ranch, have just bought a sizeable tract of low land along the Russian river near their place. The land formerly belonged to the Tom Ehrman ranch on the Hopland-Boonville road and will be used for permanent pasture. Mr. Hartman says that the recent rains have made prime pasture and his cattle are doing fine. He hopes to ship in more cattle Inter. The Hartmans are here indefinitely, and as soon as negotiations can be completed, he will sell his ranch in Kern county and make his permanent home in Mendocino county, v/hich they like very well Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Michaelson were in Eureka over the Easter weekend, where they were house guests at the Harold Bradnock home. Guests at the family dinner included Mrs. Mary Michaelson and Dr, and Mrs, Oris Meyers. February 2, 1948. Charges Bad Faith Stultz appealed the suspension on the grounds that it was a continuance of an incident that happened last year out by the Trading Post when Meyer's son was involved in an automobile accident; and that it was not in good faith. The array of legal and official talent gathered about the hearing table in the ci.ty hall, looked almost too imposing for the matter under inquiry until, seeking to go into the background of the quarrel between Meyers and Stultz, Kasch declared in ringing tones that if not permitted to offer proof of past dissention between the two men, he would demand a fair and complete investigation of the highway patrol in this county. 'From a community and efficiency standpoint we will let the chips fall where they may;" Kasch told the referee. "We have evidence that Captain Meyers has a violent and ungovernable temper. We will prove that prior to this episode (in which Stultz was suspended) Captain Meyers' son was in an automobile accident last summer north of Ukiah, which Officer Stultz investigated—that Captain Meyers was also there, that Meyers became violent and profane and cursed Officer Stultz and used conduct generally unbecoming an officer." Reference was made to other matters within the department. At this point Josephs demanded a continuation of the hearing if it was not to be kept to the actual episode in which Stultz was disciplined. A recess was tpiken and in conference, Kasch and Cook agreed to withdraw their uffer of proof of these charges so that the hearing could continue without interruption. May Press Inquiry Questioned at noon by a Journal reporter, Kasch said he was not yet prepared to say what steps he will take to bring about an investigation of the situation under Meyers' administration but indi- This is a small section of the crowd of youngsters who gathered , Eastei;.Sunday 'aftemeon at the Municipal park to help make the :i Ukiah' Liods Club annual Easter egg hunt ihe success that it was y'.in spite of the morning rains and threatening weather. ELKSTOINSTALL cated he has not retired from position that conditions in local office demand an airing. What happened on February S, was related by Stultz under direct and cross examination and at press^ time, Meyers was on/tile stand toi tell his version of the episode. " Stultz, assigned to the 10 a.m.-to; -7 p.m. day shift, testified he w^i at home that morning.v/henftljl telephone'rarfsf at 9itO'kiaT^nS^ voice he believed was that of JacK Mason, deputy sheriff, asked if he could take care of a wreck on the: highway. He was not dressed, nor |haved, Stultz said and not diie at work until 10 a.m. . "I know it," a harsh voice < replied, and the receiver waS jammed up, Stultz related. When he appeared at the highway patrcil office and sat down in tlie squad room to make his report, Meyers came into the room, shook his finger in his face and told him the county was not big enough fpr both of them, he said. He would Ceremonies to Be .Conducted By Grand /Lodge Officers have him transferred—have him j guard. ;M^ith Grand Lodge officers here to - conduct the cei'emonies the Hi ^4iodg ^..of,Elits. wilUinitiale: newly elected ofii'cers on liloriday evening, April 5. Previous to the ceremonies, which will begin at 8 o'clock, Grand Lodge and local officers will have dinner at the • Palace Hotel at '6 o'clock. A buffet lunch will follow the installation. Officers to be installed are Ed Jennings, exaulted ruler; Ray Williams,,leading knight; John Viarengo, loyal knight;,Reno Bartolomei, lecturing knight; S. E. Mitchell, secretary; George Butt, treasurer; Walter Eversole, esquire; Harry Roberts, 5-year trustee; James Sac- 'chi, tyler; Harold Tuttle, inside dismissed, Stultz said Meyers told him. Meyers Pushed Around Asked if he struck Meyers, Stultz said he slapped at the finger Meyers was shaking not more than an inch-from his face and told Meyers to take his hand from his gun. Meyers was belligerent and excited he said and accused him of intending to hit him, "I said 'Ben I'm not going to hurt you,' " Stultz testified. "I told liim I had never refused to take a call—that I thought it was Mason, who called me and I thought the whole thing was silly. He continued to rave at me. He said I had told people I would not answer calls at night and had pushed him around ever since he had been here." Evidence had proceeded to the point where Meyers and Stultz went into the office of Inspector Austin Rawles, when the interruption came which latij decided the scope of this hearing would be confined to the actual incident which brought about Stultz's suspension. Stultz has now returned to work and the salary lost amounts to approximately $100. Meyers took the witness chair after the defense had agreed to withdraw its offer of proof of earlier ^ altercations between the two men and testimony at noon had not proceeded beyond a clarification of policies regarding whicli officers should be called out on emergencies. It was expected the hearing will be completed this afternoon. Retiring officers will be Arthur C.Alger, exalted ruler; Walter Sandeliii, leading knight; Ed Jennings, loyal knight; Ray Williams, lecturing knight; Richard Davis, treasurer; Karl Davis, esquire; Fred Montgomery, tyler; Dr. Harold Cam, guard. S. E. Mitchell succeeds himself as secretary. Past exalted rulers from various bay district lodges, led by Fred Hines, vice president of the California 'Elks Association, acting a.=' grand exalted ruler, will conduct the installation., Tlie Ukiah Lodge of Elks was instituted on June 14, 1947, with 16? charter members, a members') ip which has grown to 223 at the present time. Town Meeting Nite •*s • -—T" ^ To bond or not to bond? That is the question.'One'that gi:ows more important with each passing day, and with just 11 days '^ntil the Municipal Election, the decision must be resolved; Sponsored: by the Ukiah Breakfast Club, a .Town Meeting will be held Thursday evening, April 8, in thejgramniar^g!^^^^ wit'h'lFe'presentcfty council along Svith the aspirants to seats at the council table. All will have their, opportunity to be heard on the matters on" which - the citizens will vote—the water bonds, the sewer bonds, .the sewage disposal bonds, and the pi^oposition of selling the South State street baseball park. Superior Judge Lilbum Gibson will be the moderator. The business of the evening will begin at 8 o'clock, sharp. NETS $1500 TOTAL Service Group Say Hospital Drive Successful Damage Suit Filed In Car Accident of 1946 Suit for damage done his car on Pctober 4, 1946, was filed here Tuesday by C. W. ..Crawford against Melvin Prather and T. L. Sterling. The complaint claims that a truck driven by Sterling collided with Crawford's car causing a repair job that cost $360 and laying up the car for 20 days; The accident was on the Redwood highway three and a half miles south of Ukiah. Dick Belcher of-Oakland is the attorney for Crawford. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shortridge and their children, Donald and Sandra, visited friends "in the Sacramento valley last week. Request For $32,000 State Hospital Barn SACRAMENTO, Mar. 27. — (WNS)—A request for $32,000 for construction work at the Mendocino State Hospital will be considered at a meeting of the state public works board scheduled to be held here Monday, March 29. The funds requested are for the erection of a 2-story concrete reinforced milk barn and two 150- ton silos, Masonste Sorporation To Purchase Timber Tract, Build Ukiah Plant CHICAGO, March 29.—The Maaonite Corporation announced today it will exercise an option to buy a large tract of timlber in Mendocino county, as a preliminary step to building its second plant in this coimtry for the manufacture of wood fiber hardboard. Eu -f gene Holland, president, said the impending program of expansion to the west coast wiU entail a capital investment of several million dollars, but no public financing will be required. The new mill probably will be ei-ected near Ukiah, although the specific site has not been chosen. Masohite engineers are working on the plans. The timber land, known locally as the Albion tract, lies several miles west of Ukiah and contains more than 50,000 acres. It was one of the last large tracts of redwoods held by non-operators. The seller is the Southern Pacific Land Sompany. Masonite wilt nulld a private truck road from the vicinity of Ukiah to the Albion tract over more than 30 miles of rough terrain. Construction work will be started in a few weeks. Products manufactured by Ma­ sonite are hard, dense boards widely used in the building industry and by industrial customers. They are made of wood fiber which is obtained from small logs by a unique steam explosion process invented by the late William H. Mason, founder of the ccuu- pany. Masonite, with general offices in Ctiicago, has operated a hardboard plant at Laurel, Mississippi, since 1926. Net sales in 1947 were more than $25,000,000. The corporation also owns stock intere.«ts in affiliated companies in Canada and Australia, and a similar plant is under construction in South Africa. Mr. Holland said several factors had influenced the board of directors to authorize establishment of a west coast plant. He listed first among these the need for increasing further the company's production of hardboards meet a steadily rising demand. —(Continvied on Page 3)~ Genernus community response to the Twenty-Thirty Club's hospitalization drive \i'iU net the service group more than $1500 after all bills are paid, it was estimated her|^ today by Norman R. Miller; general chairman of the fund raising campaign, Grand prize, a. new 1948 01(fs- mobile, was won by Mrs. Elmer Presson, the official presentation being made Saturday night at a special free dance to music by. Greeott's orchestra pt the Mendocino State Hospithl auditorium. The dance .was well attended by 500, Ukiah residents, who increased the contributiohs substantially during' the evening. , ^ An additional'donation of $250 was promised by the Pressons after they learned of their good fortune in, winning the car. At least three Ukiah people purchased.50 tickets in donating-to. the hospitalization fund <ind there were dozens of pjirchases' ot:10-or. mure. Miller rer' ported; ."Final detail still remain to be worked out on the administration of the new fund,'.' Clair HoUiday, Twenty-Thirty Club president pointed out. "Recommendations of local physicians will undoubtedly be followed very closely in apportioning loans and gifts from the fund to deserving persons or families. In cases where repayment of the loan-is. made, the money will be used repeatedly to provide added hospitalization, together with any additional fuilds the club is able to add in the future." In charge of the street display and publicity was Walter Eversole, assisted by Karl Baumann. Rodney Zimmerman and Bill Davis were among the active ticket sales promoters. "We wish to thank Harold Zimmerman and Sgt. J. S. Carlisle of the army recruiting Service for their generosity in donating the use of public address systems during our drive, and express our appreciation to George Vevoda for the use of his truck in displaying the automobile," Miller snid. Other public-spirited projects sponsored by the Twenty-Thirty Club include, a conununity blood donor service which has also received the enthusiastic cooperation of the Lions club. Members of these service groups have been typed and their names are included in a ready reference file for the use of local doctors and hospitals in emergencies. The hospitalization drive just completed will pay for hosi^^tal facilities for individuals or families whose circumstances prevent their paying the bills themselves. Such aid can be either in the form of a loan, repayable when ttie beneficiary is able or, in other hardship cases, may be extended as an outright gift . 22, 194T^ Winton was captured at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Tripp; at about 1 o'clock of the'day of,the triple slaying. With him at the time y^^ere the two^children of the. slaiiTdlifford; JBorters, Who he intended to leave,with,the Tripps and then desf.roy mmseU, he told the officers.. ' When ari:^ignad : in • Superior court Winton pleaded not, guilty, and not guilty by reason of insanity. At his counsel 's reques ^.-Jjeiwas placed in -Ijie Mendociii6.» State Hospital for observation and ex* amination as to his . sanity • and- When returned to court withdrew his pleas and Judge GibwOpjfo- ceeded. to determine the-degrees of his crimes. The alienists who had Winton under observation found that he was sane, at all times. On the morning of November 22, just a month after the crime, Winton was sentenced to die in the- lethal gas chamber at the San Quentin prison, death" sentences being pronounced for all three counts. • " The-matter went to. the state's Supreme court for review and determination, where the judgment of the lower court was confirmed, the Justices concurring, in the opinion finding "no'ground whatsoever for reversal" of.,the judgment of the trial court. -' 'Wiri'ton was bom- on ihe T5el Norte Reservation 62 years- ago. The wdman he married la:<1916 was of Yankee-rmtch descent, who later went blind. In 1930 Winton was sentenced to San Quentin for assault of his 13-year-old daughter.. He was paroled in 195(5 'and returned, to prison the next year. Throughout the time Of^ his hearings in the local court and his confinement in jail he had maintained that his only desire was for a quck conclusion of the matter; to get it over with. Smith to Attend Bank Conference Wm. Nelmes Smith, manager of the Ukiah branch of the Bank of America, has accepted the invitation of President L. M. Giannini to attend a statewide conference of branch bank managers and administrative officers of the institution at Asilomar, near Pacific Grove on April 17, 18, 19. E. A. Mattison, executiye vice president of the bank, will chairman the meeting and points out that it is not a convention, but a working management conference devoted almost entirely to s.hirt- sleeve business meetings and exchanges of views and ideas. When the conference opens on April 17 with a general assembly. President Giannini will deliver an address on What's Ahead. Vancouver Woman In Sunday Wrfeck Mrs. Mary Allen of Vancouver, B. C.j was taken to the Howard hospital at WiUits last Sunday afternoon following the wreck of tlie car driven by her daughter, Elizabeth Allen, when the vehicle skidded on a down :grade and turned over. The injured woman is 67 years of age. According to Patrolman Hamilton's report the accident to.ok place about eight miles north of-Laytonville at 3:10 p.m., with the Vancouver car traveling south. The wreck was towed into Laytonvillc. John Marshall of Pasadena and . Wayne LaCom of Glendale were given tickets by Hamilton for being on the wrong side of the road when their cars collided ort'a WJInd turn on the Redwood high'way a mile north of Langville, injuring bo til drivers and Barclay Betz, Jr., of Newport Beacli and William Palmer of Pasadena. Palrner.was riding with Marshall and Betz was in the LaCom car. - • •• 40/8 Date at Willits Changed to April 10 Mendocino Voiture 40/8 of the American Legion has reset the meeting at Willits for Saturday, April 10, having changed the date from April 3 to avoid conflict with the Veterans' bazaar at Hopland on the 3rd. There will be a 7 o'clock dinner at the Veterans' buUding wiiich all voyageurs are urged to attend. According to Allan Ryan the new date v/ill tie in witb other plans of the voiture, as there will be departmental officers in Ukiah on April 10, who will attend the WiUits meeting. From there they will go to Alder Point in Humboldt county for a meetihg on April 11. H. C. Scott of 420 McPeak had a section of his stomach removed ii an operation at the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minnesota, Tuesday and is reported making a satisfactory (recovery.

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