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FINAL RITES HELD Laytonville Loses Most Distinguished Pioneer Alt Mendocino county moyrned the passing last Friday night, in Ukiah Greneral hospital, of Andrew Bowman, of Laytonville, a beloved pioneer. Futieral services were held today in Anker Chapel in Willits -and interment was in Laytonville cemetery. Known to everyone as Andy, he was bom in Graton, Sonoma county, August 24, 1857, the son of the late John Bowman and Elize Durbin Bowman. He was married in Laytonville, November 24, 1894 to • Miss Ada Pinches who, with eight children, survives him. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and a sister, Mrs.,Willard Burns of Humboldt couiity. His children, all of whom are living in Mendocino county are Mrs. H. M. Cochrane, Mrs. Ruel R. Sticlcney, Mrs. Paul H. Gardiner, Mrs. Fulton I. Mather and sons John, George, Harold and Richard Bowman. A son, Andrew Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Vera Plerson preceded him in death. The ploneeft^tory of Andy Bowman and his^iiarents is a legend in the countyt'His mother and father came from Missouri, crossed the plainsjn a.covered wagon and settled in Sonoma county. His father died there and liis mother moved to Humboldt county with their children. In 1874, hostile Indians forced them to abandon their home there and they moved to Mendocino county. The heroic defense of her honie and children is one of .the stirring legends of this area, and the log home in which they lived is preserved as a monument to her bravery. . Famed Ai Woodunan They established a ranch home north of Laytonville and after the death of his mother, Andy continued the well known Bowman ranch where he and his wife raised their family of five boys and five girls. He was famed as a woodsman and hunter and was considei-ed an authority on wild life in northern California. Riding his horse and accompanied by his dogs, he was a familiar figure in the mountain ai*ea in whicli he lived. He lived a quiet life, devoted to his family and community, and hundreds paid tribute to the sterling characteristics of a fine and honored citizen. Menaocino CounTy*sPlohee^ Newspaper DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 164 feast Standley- St Published for !& Years" • . . VOLUME LXXK Weekly Pigesf oT Menaocino..Couny^, Newt ^ City, Rural and County I^ewB From, Every , Section of Mendocino'County ' . ' '. DISPATCH-DEJidCRAT: Phone Ukiah Number O—N—E UKIAH. MENDOCINO-GOUNTy, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, APRiL 9, 1948 * NUMBER 27 TUESDAYFUNERAL Former Co. Clerk Passes After three. Weeks Illness lEAUFOR WEIGHT FEES ACT •1 A bill estimated to, save California farmers $2,500,000 annually through reduction of weight fees on small trucks and trailers, is now before the legislature with strong backing from the California Farm Bureau Federation. This announcement was made by L. E. Crawford, chairman of the liCgislative and Taxation Commit, tee of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau, as he urged all farmers to write to their assemblymen and senators urging them to vote for the measure. The bill in the lower house carries the name of Assemblyman Ernest R. Geddes of Los Angeles x:ounty. The corresponding measure'she resisted, and he swung. All in the upper house is authorized by ' were "high," according to the re- Senator Allen G. Thurman of the PCt. Seventh district, and a number of.' Disposition of the matter is other senators. Crawford explained that the bill, sponsored by the Farm Bureau, proposes to repeal the unladen fee on all vehicles weighjng less than 3000 pounds, and up to 3400 pounds. Farmers throughout the state are unanimous in their protests against the burdensome trucK fees impos. ed on them by the last special session of the legislature and insists these excessive fees must be reduced. Harry M. Burke, former clerk of Mendocino county, passed away Sunday night at the Ukiah General hospital where he had been under the care of his physician since March 16. Funeral services from the Eversole Mortuary will be at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of Abell L.odge F.&A.M., followed by private intentient rites. Rev. Charles G. Lindemann of the Methodist church will assist with the services. Mr. Burke was born in San Francisco and engaged in business at Willits before coming to Xnciah about 18 years ago when appointed county clerk to fill an unexpired term. He was elected for four successive terms and retired from office at the end of his fourth term. He was a veteran of the Spanish- American War, a member of Abell Lodge F.&A.M., of Ukiah Elks Lodge and Ukiali Rotary Club. Surviving members of his family are his wife, Mrs. Katherlne Burke, and three sisters, Mrs. Har. vis B.'Anderson and Mrs. A. L. Johnson of San Francisco and Mrs. H. C. Wusthoff of Seattle. As a resident of Ukiah, Harry Burke did his full share for the advancement of the cily. He served a long term as head of the American Red Cross in this county and gave generously of his time and money to all worthwhile n»at- ters. Ho was always a strong influence for good and for this reason his death will be a personal bereavement to the people in every section of the co\intry. San Franciscans In Hiway Tangle A trio of San Franciscans wound up in the arms of the law Sunday morning two^miles west of Boonville after their car had gone into the ditch and a call was sent for the Ukiah ambulance, with nothing more serious in the way of injury than a haymaker ?wung by an irate husband in a mel^e with his wife. The parties concerned were Mr. and Mrs. Harry McLallen and Mrs. Mary Farrow, says the report, and after the swinging was over Deputy Sheriff Witter, who was spending the weekend at Boonville, took all hands into custody and later turned them over to the highway patrol. The story is that McLallen ran his car into the ditch and when passing motorists failed to stop at hi.? signal Mrs. Mrs McLallen lay down in the road. The resultant traflfic jam was complete when 'the husband assayed to remove her from the danger zone, County Roads Funds Grants Mendocino County Given Half Million For Five Projects • A total of„$2,9'19,566 in-federal- county road program , ftyids has been made available "to the seven counties of the state chambi^' of commerce's North, Coast CounciJ, H. B. LaForge, engineer ot secondary hlgh\yays, told- the North Coast Highway Committee at a recent Santa Rosa meeting, involving the following projects in Mendocino county; Three-mile stretch east of Dos Rios; completed;, cost $198,300. Bridge across Morrison Creek; completed; cost $19,000. Portions between Largo and Talmage, 5 miles; plans under way'; estimated cost $179,012. East of Noyo to Whiskey Creek, 3 miles; plans under way; estimated cost $128,500. Bridge across Chamberlain Creek; plans completed and bids asked; estimated cost $30,000. County total—$654,812. Of the amount $164,000 wUl be spent in Lake county OJ the following improvements: Portions between State Highway 89 and one mile west of Lower Lake, 5.1 miles; imder' construction; estimated cost $128,800.'One mile stretch between one and two miles east of State Highway 89; under construction; estimated at $35,000. • '; Final Cerlmbhy of Ukiali Elks installation Util ities Commission Ends Phone Hearing The Galiforaia Utilities Commission;oil Tuesday granted- the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company, a gross increase of $5,100,000 annually over and above tho $22,455,000 per annum already granted on an intenm basis. The permanent increase, will therefore' be TANK ASSETS ARE 127^95,893 Assessor's Figures Show Land Values Of $[6,000,000 Dinner Attended By Implement Men personal Property Taxes was the subject of a talk by J. Liebau, tax expert of Santa Rosa, heard by members of the farm implement industry at a dinner meeting in House of Garner Monday night at the meeting of North Bay Implement Dealers association, Adoiph Holmes of Petaluma presided. The group meets monthly and B, E. Branson, of the sales department of Holz Company, Ukia)i, is secretary. Attending as host dealers from Ukiah were Charles D. Rupe and Buren Spande, representing Ukiah Farmers Club; J. Robert Scott and Burt Banzhaf, Scott Tractor Company; Carl Holzhauser, Earl Ful- ierton, James Holzhauser and Branson, Hplz Company. Other dealers of the 26 present were from Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. pending. Elks To Give Free Dances For Youth For the purpose of easing the situation caused by the closing of the theatre in Ukiah, leaving the young folks with no place in particular to spend their Saturday evenings, the Elks Club will put on a series of Saturday night dances at the Elks clubrooms for youngsters 19 and under, is the announcement ot Ed Jennings, newly elected exalted ruler. The first dance will be held next Saturday, April 10, commencing at 9 pjn., with music furnished by Pacini's Rifts. There will be no charge made, and officers and members of the club will be on hand to chaperone the parties. ITiis worthwhile move by the Elks has received approval from the playground commission, city council and other interested organizations Elementary Pupils' Poster Competition A' poster contest' Vfhich 'is open to all elementary school children began Saturday and will close Friday, April 30. Free books will be given as first, second and third prizes. The rules of the.contest are that a child may submit as many posters as he like^. They must be on sheets of. drawing paper '9x12 inches. The subject must be about books or the library—Clean hands for clean books;, use of bookmarks; quiet in the library. Posters may be in black and white or in colors, and they will be judged for their originality, neatness and their fitness. AH posters submitted will become the property of the library. Posters should be tunned in at the desk in the young people's room at the library before 5 o'clock, Friday, April 30. No entry should be signed as each poster will be given a number. Judges of the contest will be members of file library board: Mrs. Leta Wadsiyorth, presiaent; Gene Corbett, secretary; W. A. Chessall, Mrs. Minnie Jamison, Mrs. Emma Redwine. Scheme Abandoned Because of Excessive Assessed valuation of tangible property in 1947, as computed by county assessors throughout the state, totaled $9,760,284,185 Pf >^ :« _.| ^ , which $27,595,893 was in Mendo-i ^wUliaing yOST cino countyi- says'>the 'State-board of' equallzatiop. - " Battle Drawn I n Districts 2 and 4 VISITS IN TALMAGE Mrs. Frank Reynolds of Sar. Francisco, is a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. August E. Garaventa in Talmage this week. She is a sister of Mrs. Garaventa and was among the family members who gathered Saturdiiy night lor the celebration of the Garaventa's silver wedding anniversary. Santa Barbara stoclcmen lost approximately 200,000 cattle during the great drought of 1864. C'jndidates for supervisor from the Second and Fourth district are looking with envy on Ed Haehl of Boonville. The chairman of the board is again coasting into an election unopposed, while four aspirants will vie with incumbent Guy Redwine in the Second district and two will oppose Guido Benassini for the Fourth district seat which he hardly has had time to get warm since his appointment to succeed Walter iSeverance, who resigned to become road commissioner. The Second district candidates are Supervisor Guy Redwine, Norman G. Furman, and Sain Erickson of Ukiah, R. O. Foster of Talmage and Paul Poulos of Potter Valley and Ukiah. Fourth district candidates are Guido Benassini, incumbent, and Vernon B.J. Johnso'n, both of Fort Bragg, and George W. Decker of Comptche. Totals for the state showed the following divisions in valuation:'! land $,118,899,040; improvements, $4,099,284,975; personal 'property $1,965,202,817; exemptions $423,102,647. In Mendocino county, divisions Were,land, $16,058,570;' improvements, ,$8,273,830; personal property, $4,036,368; exemptions, $772,875. .Assessed valuation of state-assessed tangible property subject to local taxation in the county'to taled $2,721,580. Total for the stale was $611,888,620. Services On Saturday For Mrs. Hazel Bro>ver Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Brower will be held from the Eversole Mortuary Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by interment in the Potter Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Brower passed away Wednesday night at the age of 50 years. She was the wife of Edward Brower of Potter Valley, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and the mother of James Free of Napa, Pat, Alfred and Ray Free of Reno, Mrs. Elaine Burman of Alameda, Mrs, Elise Riggs of Concord and Mrs. Marie Wornell of Babbitt, Nevada. AT ^THE LEFT; Ed Jennings, newly elected exalted luler of Ukiah Elks, receives,the savel from Arthur Alger, past exalted ruler, at the':instaUaiion ceremonies held on Monday night April 5. In the eeialer, smiling hsppily, is Fred iHines of San Rafael, grand exalted ruler and yice president of the California Elks Association. LAWRENCE IMPROVING George Lawrence, who has un dergone'two major operations in the past two weeks, performed by Dr. N. ZbitnoH, returned home from the hospital last Friday where he is reported making a satisfactory recovery. Witl tho'sale by Tom and Paul' Poulos last ,week of their lot at State and, Clay streets to Joe Web-- er of the Buick Automobile Agency went UWah's hopes for a bils termirial, f ot the preserlt at least. High costs of construction were the deciding factors which deter- imined the Poulos brothers to give up their plans which they have had under considei*tion for more than a year, and for which they have spent more than $2000 for architect's plans and specifications. With their decision go tlieir dreams of a,terminal building that would have added another building of modern "constrdction and beauty to that section, of'the city. They were ( reluitant to give up their plans, but for the type of building they wanted the costs of building and equipment are prohibitive. The building alone would require an investment of $53,202 Add to this the worth of the lot running from State street to Maio street, and equipment for the building.and the cost was well over $90,000.' The plans*included bus terminal offices and equipment and a restaurant and other accommodations second to hone along the great highway. The Maple Cafe, which is the present headquarters for the Greyhound, will continue to handle tlie business from there, but owing to the situation involved it is possible that another town will be selected for mealtime stops. Finds No Subs'i'ance In Promises of Other Candidates mkidh Phone Rotes Here is a summary of telephone rates authorized for the Ukiah exchange: • Residence . 1-Party line $3.50 2-Party line ..... 3.00 3-Party line2.50 Increases of SO cents per month for each type of service shown above were denied by the commission. Business l-Party line .. $5.25 2-Partyline 4.25 Increases of 25 cents and 75 cents, respectively, were denied for this type of service. Hopland-Boonville Ratef Residence • 1-Party line'. $3.25 2-Party line 2.75 3-Party line,.-...-::......:.. 2.25 Increases of 26 (Tents for 2-party lines and 50'cents for 3-party lines were denied. Business > ; l-Party line $4.75 2-Party line ........ 4.00 These .are increases of .60 cents for l-party lines and 25 cents for 2-party-. lines. Thursday Funeral For Reuben Grant In. announcmg locally his candidacy for congressmEjn, Sterling J.Norgard of Ukiah said that after failing to find' his own district 's Mr. and Mrs. Norman -Miller have moved from Oak Park to 910 West Clay street. Mr. Miller is laboratory technician with Ukiah General hospital. The Whole Truth Called Excellent Performance By High School Cast Democratic central committee candidates are Ruby Hyman of Fort Bragg and Joseph P. Costello of Point Arena. Republican central committee candidates, F, W. Sandelin, Jr., Lloyd Bittenbender, Alex R. Thomas, B. A. Cober, A. J. Schilder. Myrtle S. Eglin and Theresa A. Ray, all of Ukiah. I. P. P. central committee candidates, Ann Holmes Near, Ulciah; Violet Williams, Caspar; Armas W. Pollari, Fred A. Makela and Chas. H. Fairall, all of Fort Bragg. A .finished performance, and good comedy entertainment was the verdict of the audience which witnessed "The Whole Truth," presented by the high school student body Friday night. The farce, in three acts, was said by many to be the best dramatic production ever given by the students. Donald Hair, Francine Douglass and Nelcyne Smith took the major parts in the complicated series of events which followed when the Martin family went on a strictly truthful basis. Dave Porter, Claire Wilcox, Jean Coleman, Jacqueie Douglas, Bob Roumas, Robbie Anderson, Jules Legier, Don Millard and Betty Boulware gave excellent supporting performances. To develop latent talent within the school, Pep committee of the high school is holding a talent show until the end of the school year. Students in groups of four are to appear before the student body and a final contest wUl decide the winner, to whom a prize will be awarded. The first show was presented Wednesday. Miss Adrienne North, of the physical education department, di- recteti the Friday night play, aided by Don Zeek. Artwork was under the. direction of Norma Sohrer. Ronnie Ward handled production; Jacqueie Douglass and La Vada Scriggins were responsible for publicity; Pat Kurt handled the script. Others aiding in stagecraft and makeup were Betty Dye, Roy Beck, BiU Ornbaun, James Proft, Bill Scagliotti, John Doemer, dloria Butzbach, Nancy Guter, Gloria Martinelli and Nancy Redwine. Miss North was congratulated on her direction and received a gift; corsages were presented to her and to Norma Sohrer by the cast. farms and business problems answered in the programs of the an nounced candidates he detennined to enter the race He says: "As a working farmer I have the pVoblem of disposing of the food I produce at a price which permits me to produce again. As a businessman, I have the problem of acquiring the machinery with which I service my own and my neighbors' land at a cost not prohibitive to us. > 'I therefore searched the programs pl the candidates for specific aims at lowering costs and sustaining buying pcwer. Nowhere did I read condtnjr.ation by name of the P.G.&E., Southern Pacific and such monopolies which imperil my own, my district's and my nation's economy; nor of the Taft-Hartley Law which depletes paychecks while food goes to waste, unsold; nor of laws or plans which would exploit steel machinery is short and costly." New Photo Studio To Open Saturday Residents of this district have been invited to attend the open house in celebration of the completion of Don Crawford's fine new photographic studio at 107 Church street, Saturday. The new photographic .shop will be open all day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the management in attendance to show visitors the new studio facilities. As a special favor to customers and patrons attending the opening each woman wUl be given a gardenia, cigars have been provided for the men and gifts are also awaiting children who visit the studio in the company of their parents. : Funeral services for.Reuben G. Grant were held from the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Leonard Brown, pastor, officiating. The Eversole. Mortuary was in charge. Mr. Grant passed ay^ay at his home on East Perkins street Wednesday afternoon at the age of-86 years and 11 inonths. He was a native of England who came to the United States 60 years ago and had beei a resident of Ukiah for the past 44 years. Surviving members of his family are five sons and two daughters —John Grant of Menlo Park, Wiliam Gr^nt of Ukiah, Charles Grant of Healdsburg, Herbert Grant of Napa, Edward Grant of Bellingham, Washington, Mrs. Emma Layman of Ukiah, Ilillian Dartt of Seattle. All his^children, except his son Y""^, Edward and daughter, Mrs. Dartt, were here for the funeral services, they being prevented by the distance from Ukiah. Pallbearers were J. A. Freeman, Edward Layrnan, J. B. Cook, C, B. Hopkins, Jo&sph Kunzler. Interment was in Ukiah Cemetery. $27,^55iG00. . As a result of this decision telephone rates' in California , Will remain about as ,at present' except for soipe adjustments, The coinmlssipn's decisiorn'cariie after 42 d^ys i of! hearings heldnat San, Francisco, - Fresno anduljos ;, Angeles and .flxed 5.6 per cent/as , a reasonable rate of return on the ,company's jnvestnient.in this state. The commiSsion'd^nied. the com. . pany's re'quesjt. for $12,500,000'in additional increases. The company ^ had .souglit permanent rate increases in the state aggregating $40,000,000 annually, based on a net return of; 7 per cent on 'the investment in California. ."Basic residence and business rates," the commission said, "will not be affected by this increase, but certain adjustments where rates are out of line niay be made." : ., . : An overall summary of the com. mission's decision discloses that basic residence and busindis rates of the more than 400 exchanges in California are not further increased from the present levels ' except in a few cases where present rate relationships are out of lino.: One of the conclusions reached / by the commission is that recent wage increases and material prices have contributed to the necessity for, higher. telephone.^ rates, but that."'a substantial part of the need for and urgency of rate increases at this time stems from the added cost of the conversion program from'manual to dial, now being undertaken.". Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Johnson San Francisco held its first fair—the Midwinter Exposition— in Golden Gate Park during 1894. Services for Mrs, Elizabeth Johnson of Boonville were held from the Eversole Mortuary Wednesday afternoon, April 7, at 2 o'clock with Rev. E. H. Benson, former Episcopal vicar, officiating. Mrs. Johnson passed away in Ukiah on Monday, April 5, after a long illness. She was the wife of George W. Johnson and the daughter of the -pioneer Andrew Guntleys of Anderson valley where she was bom and had spent the most of her life. Her life was made outstanding by her devotion to her church and the work which she performed in the interest of her community and her friends. She is survived by her husband, George Johnson, and two brothers, Frank and Ed Guntly of Boonville, and many nieces and nephews in Ukiah and Anderson valley. Dr. Jos. Rea Will Open Of f ices Here Dr. Joseph Rea will return to Ukiah about May 1, to take up the practice of medicine in the office used by his father, the late Dr. S. L. Rea. The Heas have purchased the former W. A. Thornton home in Oak Park where Mrs. Rea and the children will lake possession at once. Dr. Rea will remain in.Martinez for the rest of the month to close the practice he has been, in since the close of the Dr. Rea is the son of Mi -3. Stella Kea of Ukiah. He was raised here and will receive a hearty welcome from many who knew his parents and grandparents. His office is located at Perkins and Oak streets in the rooms occupied by Dr. Nicholas Zbitnoffl. Army Day Parade Rained Out Here Knights of Pythias To Hold Speaking Contest Knights of Pythias have invited the public ,to a public speaking contest next Sunday at 2 p.m. when high school students from Mendocino and Willits will compete for awards. Others are expected to enter before the closing hour for registration. The competition will be held in the banquet room of the Maple Cafe. Tom Poulos is chairman, and it will be well worth an attentive audience, Poulos said. Rather than conduct Ukaih's Army Day parade in a downpour, Chief Marshal Gus Wallach and his assistants decided' in favor of cancelling the event at the last minute Tuesday. Groups on hand ready to join the line of march as planned in- eluded the llkiah high school band and cadet corps, the Hopland high school band, the Ukiah National Guard unit and several other local service groups. Concurring in WaUach's cancellation decision were Major James L. Dumford of the Officers' Reserve and Sgt. Frank S. Kearney of tlie Army Recruiting service. Baptists, Christians Change'Service Hours The Baptist and Christian churches' evening services have been changed, so that they will be held one-half hour later from now through the summer. Youth meetings will be held at 7 o'clock, with the evening services following at 8 o'clock. ' "Meetings through the week will also follow the* change in time, meeting at 8 o'clock, rather than 7:30 as before. MRS. GEORGE JOHNSON DEAD Mrs. George Johnson of Anderson valley passed away Monday afternoon at the General hospital. Funeral services from the Eversole Mortuary, Ukiah, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.