Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on April 16, 1948 · Page 1
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Friday, April 16, 1948
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WW. 4: Extensive Program Prepared For Annual Masonic Nighf Representatives and members ol mpst pt the Masonic lodges of northern California and the San Joaquin vdlley, are expected to attend Aahmes Temples annual' Masonic, Night, Aprjl 17, according to Rus^^ll C. Hotstniann, general chairiAan. HoTstm ^n reports reservations from lodges in all parts of the Shrine /jurisdiction of Aahmes Temple; Invitations have been extended : to more than 100 lodges. Kvents will include a program by the l^lirine — vaudeville entertainment; and a dance. AaKmes Temple 's part will be­ gin'With a concert by the band at 7 o'clock, followed by another concert Iby the temples' chanters. The grand! entry of Potentate Rqbert F. McDonald, accompanied by Past Grand Macter Robert B. Gaylord, and members of the temple divan, and escorted by Aahmes patrolled by Captain Sam Daugherty,* will be at 8. Potentate McDonald and Gaylord, who js also to head the nation 's Knights Templar next year, will make the addresses of ; welcome, followed by the vaudeville show. During the evening the patrol will present one of its fast- marching drills, MenHoeTno Counfy't PKtfttMr Nttv/lpapar biSPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: leTEaat Staiadley St, Published for 78 Years Weefcly Dtgaif ef Mftnadclne Gbunty News , Catyj Rural and County News Froto Exery- >' i ' ., ' Section of Mendocino County' '"' . . DtePATGH-DEMOCRAl': Phone Ukiah Number •O—Hi—E VOLUAIE LXXIX UKIAH, 0' COUNTS; CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY," APRIL l'6. 1948 NUMBER 28 City Votes SeweivWciteiV Sewage Plant Bonids LIONS PICK DAVIS AS DISTRICT HEAD Ukiah Merchanf Is Given Endorsennentof ' Local Club Tlie Ukiah tjons Club members, as one man, are backing W. K. Davis as their choice for the next governor of District 4-B of Lions VFW Will Sponsor Softball For Season Veterans of Foreign'Wars will sponsor the Softball League for the coming season and the veterans post ^yili have its own loud speaker system for the series, P. J. Gib- son, post commander, reported fol-- lowing a meeting Thursday nighl in Veterans Memorial hall. The organization will install its new officers on April. 22 when George E. Harmon will take office as coriunander. Terry Sandelin will be senior vice-commander; Robert Guidi, Jr., junior vice-com- mapder; James A. Laviletta, quartermaster; Floyd A. Ross, adjutant; F. i. Gibson, post advocate; Oscar Ford, chaplain; Wally Morrison, surgeon; Gus Wallach, officer Of the day. Others to take office are Lawrence iVon Schriltz, guard; Robert Rains, and tJohn Toth, color bearers; Rene Sanchez, quartermaster sei'geant; John Nystrom, sergeant majofr. Trustees: Edward Perdnda, Walier Eversole, Jr., and Fioyd Rosi. lAstallation will be preceded bj a dinner held jointly with VFW aujiiliary in the veterans' hall. Plans are being made for an annual festival with an old time street bazaar to be put on jointly •witti the auxiliary. Indian Stabbing Remains Mystery Whatever F.B.I. Investigators have found out about the almost fatal stabbing of Harry Henthorne, a 35-year-old Round Valley Indian Reservation resident, on April 2, civil authorities are not in on the know. The fight in which Henthorne received a bad abdominal wound took place on reservation territory and was a federal matter of which federal men took charge. Henthorne was later taken to Willlts and placed in the Howard Memorial hospital where a major surgical operation was performed to save his life. He is still in the hospital and his conditoin still serious. The stabbing took place at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, we are told, and the name of Richard Card was at .first mentioned in ocnnection with the stabbing, although no arrest was made and no reason given why Card would have stabbed Henthorne except that Henthorne and Card's brothtr had had trouble in the past. Henthorne has steadfastly refused to make a statement concerning his assailant or of anything in connection with the stabbing. Amador Tool Theft Boggs Youngsters From ' Jackson Didn't ICnow Their Goods - are W. K. Davis International. Local Lions pointing with pride to the record of the man of their choice which he has achieved during the 18 year^ he has been a member of the local club, and to his outstand ing abilities and fitness for a posi- ti6n which requires a man of fine inoral character and executive ability. Mr. Davis has served two terms as deputy district governor under different governors. He joined the Ukiah club in 1930. A year later he was elected second vice president, then iirst vice president and president. Recently he completed two years as secretary of the local club. It was during the Davis admin' istration that the hot lunches for school children were inaugurated, which the Lions ^sponsored as a community project. District 4-fi includes the coastal territory from the San Francisco bay on the south to Crescent City on the north and includes 80 clubs of more than 5000 members. The nomination will be made at Hoberg's in Lake county on May. 8, and the election will be held in June in Long Beach. Manager For Masonite To Open Office May I A; letter from John Coats, vice president of the Masonite Corporation, Chicago, to President Harry Falk of the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, conveys the information that the resident manager of the corporation will be in Ukiah soon to take up his residence and will open his temporary offices in the Poillos building above the Maple Cafe. • The communication revealed that the corporation would soon be employing men and indicated that from 400 to 500 would ultimately lind employment with thern. The resident manager is expected here about May 1. Deer Meat Costs Trio $1000 Fine Floyd Edwards, Raymond Carter and Lyman Huggins paid a total of $1000 for possession of deer meat out of season when they were arraigned in the court of Justice Fred Foord of Willlts last week. Edwards was fined $500 and his companions $250 each. The trio was arrested by Game Wardens Floyd Loots and Garrie Heryford in the Bald hill country on the old stage road from Sherwood valley to Fort Bragg. They had parts of two deer in their possession. Huggins was given time to raise the money to pay his assessment and Edwards and Carter were committed to the county jail in lieu of the cash, f Pasadena is derived from the Indian, meaning "crown of the valley." Brennan of Hoplond Named To Fair Board Appointment of Frank J. Brennan of Hopland and E. P. Stipp of Ukiah to the board o£ directors of the Twelfth District Agricultural association was announced Thursday by Governor Warren. Brennan succeeds Charles E. Anderson of Ukiah, whose term has expired. He is a rancher. Stipp, a fruit grower, originally was appointed by the governor May 19, 1944. Both terms are until January 15, 1952. Howard L. Reading, wanted for issuing no-fund checks at Willits, was brought to the county jail Friday from San Francisco where he was arrested by the police. Dtputy Sheriffs Bartolomie and Witter went down for Reading. When a box of heavy-duty mechanics' toolp, easily v ^orth $250, are offered for sale to a man wh6 knows his tools • as well/as Dell Cliase does, the seller lays himself v/ide open to suspicion.' Especially is this true when he doesn't know how to oppn the tool box and is equally ignorant of the names of the different Implements. That is how. T. J. Phillips of Modesto and Jerry Morton 'of Colma come, to get free, board and room at the county jail instead of the 20 bvicks they were bargaining for. Mr. Chase informed the police of'the bargain day in mechanics' tools and they moved in and took the boys to headquarters for questioning.- Later, at the sheriff's office they I claimed they had been working for the Utah Construction Company near Jackson and' an ex- 9hange of greetings between Sheriff Broaddus of. Ukiah an(^>Sheriff George Lucot of Amador're/ealed that the company had lost a box of tools the week before.. : Heavy-duty mechanics' tools'be­ ing pretty much the same the world over the only mark of identification was the number 7, which indicated the workman to whom the. particular set had been Issued.Thus was the'case clinched^ and quickly, because of the cooperation of Dell-Gh'ase. :'„-. Les Shearer Dies In Fall Leslie B. Shearer, 34, lost his life by faUing off a cliff back of the bark mill south of the Union Lumber Company sjt Fort Bragg on Monday afternoon some time after 5:30 o'clock. , No one saw the accident and the body was not found until around 9 o'clock. In the afternoon Shearer and companions had started out to fish and became separated. When his companions returned in the evening and he had not shown lip they went in search of him. It is learned that Shearer's estranged wife and four children live in Lake county and that his parents are residents of Lakeport, but their names could not,, be learned. Mrs. Joe Dlmura of ICel- seyville is his sister. Relatives aire reported on the coast making arrangements for the funeral. ~ / Rittger Attends Regional Session Dick Rittger, Ukiah tecreational supervisor, attended the regldnal meeting of the State Recreation Commission Tuesday at EUdrldge to make plans for the youth recreation conference *p be held Friaay and Saturday, April 23 and,24 on the Santa Rosa Ouniol''College campus. , ' Presiding at the meeting was Dr. Fred O. Butler, medical director of the Elld|ridge State Hospital. Dr. putler • is'regiorial recreation director o| Meartocino, Lake, Sonoma, N?pa and,-Marin counties. •. / - • Regional directors for several Redwood Empire youthV groups such as the Bpy Scouts and the Camp Fire Girls were also present at the planning session. ' . Harold Brunner,'Ukiah attorney, is scheduled to address the Santa Rosa cotjference which will consist of five panel discussions on youth recreation problems. VOTERS SANCTION ALL Fall and Rise of Faiiiji To Be Filmed' Horse ward Ranch The story of Seabiscuit,.* the fighting heart who won 3| then made oneof the grpatesi is being filmed in Hollyij»?ood, $ FOHSYTHE BRIDQE JOB LET Guy F. Atkinson Company of San Francisco wa* low bidder on a contract for grading and surfacing 5.2 miles of Redwood highway between 1.5 miles south of Forsythe creek and 3.S miles north of Forsythe creek, and constructing a steel beam bridge, it was announced Thursday by the State Division of Highways. Estimated cost was $876,058.70. Brothers' cast will arrivp Ridgewood ranch, ,11 mileB north of Ukiah, next nwjnth to-film a portion df^he'^jSSPy, •': The part of the 'Biscuit WiU p taken by one of his most promising, progeny, Seasovereign. G,' S. Howard, his owner, will be play^ ed by Otto, Ki-uger, Barry Fitzgerald has the role of Trainer Tom Smith, who never let go Of, his faith that the .'Biscuit woUld go back to the turf a winner after his defeat m. 1938 by Rosemont^ and a second humiliation when Stagehand beat him in 1939. The part to be filmed on .the rolling. Wooded acres of Howard|s Ridgewbod ranch, according .to Dr. John Britton, ranch manager, is tbe period Of Seabiscuit's eclipse and his last years in retirement, from 1940 until his death in 1946, The story of his comebacJf. to bedt Kyack 11 in 1940 is one. of the favorite legends of turf history. The story of Howard's rise from a bicycle shop in San FraiiT ciaco to ownership of one of America's most extensive and profitable' automobile franchises is another thread in the movie story, which will include love interestj when Warners have found the .star for the part of the girl who loves the trainer's son. Warners had expected to bring their artists' on location to, the Hovirard ranch between Willlts and Ukiah last fall, but were delayed and have been waiting for settled weather to make the ranch scenes. Seaswallow, another young racing hopeful sired by Seabis- ciut, will be seen in the film and others of his extensive list of progeny which includes Seasp'ray, Sealion, Seai^p, Seasong, Bis- rharksea, MediterraneanSea, Ara- biansea and others. Sceines of the!-'Biscuit's racing triurhphs, while; he •vroa some of the biggest tindney in turfdorh f 0^ his owner, have';b^h,cut into ,the &Ai.A stat^e of the hbrae G. si Howard' loved most now, stands in. ftilant'Qld .warrior with ^lujattrimnphs, Ipstand ij^bjatks ip racing History, ' uembejrp of .the Warner A Word To Burner Of liberty' there was not even a taste for John Burn^ last Friday wheR he Was released from. Mendocino State Hospital wher^ he had .been confined' for a; year, on plea of, insanity to escape the penalty of his crime. John had. been certified as.sane by the hospital officials and was in court to receive his diploma, so to speak. It is reported that Superior JUdge Gibson lectured John from the bench on the eylls of evil and had touched the erring one's heart.. Joha had promised .to be good ;arid, hurriedly took hi? departure. ' ' " As the sivingirtgdoor swung into place: John; jvas again in the protective custoday df the law, whose long arm had. reached down from Washington in. May, 1947, and had writ his-name into thi records at the county jail as a . detainer against • the day of his return to reason at M.S.H. Deputy Sheriff Bartolomie was outside the door with his bracelets ready, waiting for John, .'., John wa^ an escape from' a Walla Walla prison road camp. Tuesday's Election Makes Way For City Improvements The electorate of the City of Ukiah went to the polls Tuesday and settled the question, of 'How is it going to gO?" definitely and properly. Not since; the election of the spring of 1944, ,wh(?n Mayor L. H. Foster, after declaring himself out of Ihe race, reconsidered, and at the last mortient "tossed liis eye- Ishade through the *city hall transom on the stroke of twelve" . not since then has there been a city eelction which created anything like a near approach to the 'interest shown in the 1948 model. Alsp, in no. recent election has there been up for decision matters of .such importance to the present and future growth , of the cjty. Neither' has there been a time when the most seasoned calculator of: final returns has been at. such a loss for the: answer — for something to serve as'a peg on which to hang his calcualtions. . : The' results of the balloting iixdicSte: that the.pebple are ready to meet the needs of the bigge»; and better Ukiah "and have; pre- ptired the way for the gro^rth; in size and • importance' whlc^^ ^ is coming our way. . " The injection of the sale, of the 'State street baseball patkvintp^tbie' ,flJMWJ»e vi«?K$uk alit^<*;, t %nd defense of {tiat particulac matter, appears as Prpvidentiali now that the sound and fury has subsided. That one;matter and the way. it was publicized is.believed largely responsible for the size of the vote ca^t, and the size of vote cast made more decisive the way in which the three bond issues were carried; Another happy conclusion of the whole matter is that with all the vigor put into the ball park opposition there is no after-election ill feelings and the opponents of- the sale are ready to cooperate fully^ in. the development of the city's recreation program. Mrs. Ruth Barrick Anker, 390 West Stevensoh street, her- son Neil Ahker, Jr. aiid nephew, Charles'"Sassenrath, went to San Francisco Wednesday on. a shopping trip. ' '. the retail salesrooni of the HOWT ard Automobile Company on Van Ness a-venue in San Francisco. Howard is' seriit-retired since the Buick companj)- rescinded "the franchise which made him one of the weal^hiesf^ men': in GalUoriiia, but he retain.?: l\ls /retail^^stdries, established-: while .he' was distributori: ..; .. -, ' . • : Carol May Mitchdl; Eightjt Orader^^ Wins All-County Spelling Contest A Ukiah eighth-grader, Carol May Mitchell, .13, carried off the honors in the San Francisco News s,pelling contest in the court house Friday Bnd will be the guest of tbe News f?r a day of sightseeing in San Francisco. The > supervisors chambers we-e filled to capacity with an audience which came to hear' the competition between students from numerous schools in the county. Ben Payne of Mendocino was .so anxious to compete he flew to Ukiah alone to enter. Others were Dixie De Metro, Calpella; Mary Jane Beckwith, Redwood valley; Leah Mayfield, Hansen district; Jo Ann Donahue, Andersbn valley. Also JoeUen McKimens, WilUts junior high school and Janet Orif- fiths, WiUlts elementary schoolr John W. Taylor, county school superintendent^, was moderator, assisted by Mrs. Margaret Byrnes. Judges were Harry Fajk, Mrsi Erwin Boesel and Rev'. Oran Bollinger. Carol May is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Mitchell, of South Dora street. She is 13 and in the 8th grade'and her teacher is Mrs. Iva Mellis. She will go to San Francisco on April 24th to join winners from other counties in festivities planned by the News, Gibson Will Hear S.R. Libel Suit • Superior^ Judge Lilburn Gibson will go to.'Santa Rosa Monday to. preside at the trial of C. R. Walker of Kenwood , charged with crimina! libel and uftder a grand jury indictn-ient in connection with the distribution last Noveni- ber of handbills attacking Satte Senator C. J. Tauser, then a candidate for the vacancy created by the- death of Senator Slatei; of Santa Rosa. District Attorney A. E. Bag- sha'w of Marin county will prosecute the action in the roll of special investigator. Superior Judges Hilliard Comstack and Donald Geary ^nd District Attorney Chal-les 'McGoldrick have disqualified themselves. Walker,, a former Santa Rosan, has been at liberty on bail since shortly after his arrest in Petaluma by- prolice of. that city while distribuyng the libelous leaflets; He has indicated that he will present-Ws.owndefense. 'The trial will be by. jury. Expert Gives Report On QneSts. •,•":• ^^^f^^'v^''! .•'•^. .. '•• ,,'-' .r "V' '•• Proposed designation of east-west streets through _UkiaWS'business district as 1-way streets is riot recommend- 'ed in a traffic study made for the ITkiah City (Council by the Traffic. Safety Department of the California State Auto—-"7,. Association: How Ukiah Voted ^ '^•^ The unofficial vote cast at the Tuesday tnunlcipal election for candidates for city council, the bonds .issues and for repeal of ordinance No. 252 was as follows: Vpte'for Coimcilmen Candidates A Wildberger ._^.1.._„ 322 Lindbergh 176 Lindsey _'.__:..:..;_.i:...... 213 Mercer GIT Richardson..... Thatcher --— Wright ........ 414 236 364 78 83 537 524 Spreckelsen Paull '•;B«Jhd Issues Vote V Pr«elnct • Ves Ball Park Sale :..__..__:.,. 411 Sewfage Plant 612 Sewers - 611 Water Dept. .1. 571 "B" Pwwinct ' Yes Ball Park-Sale 381 Sewqge Plant .—„ 565 3e*iirers -—. ^ 544 yirater>pept.f B 260 211 193 415 208 363 75 112 510 '473 No 285 . 77 73 101 No 290 66 7? 440, 100- Nivolo Loses Willits Trial Richard Harmer, a.Crescent City high school; senior, won the interregional student speakers contest at'Willits Thursday evening by a narrow margin over Lino Nivolo of Redwood Valley wno was sponsored by the Ukiah . Lions Club. The subject was, Do Frontiers of Opportunity Still Exist For American Youth? The contest is sponsored by Lions clubs of California and Nevada and Ijis Victory at Willits places Harmer in the regional contest and if succtesfui there he will be eligible for the spring conference eliminations. Judging the Willits contest Were Rev. E. E. Brandt, Cynthia Frey and Fred Leonard, principal of the Willits high school. Both speeches were excellent'and well delivered and the judging was difficult. Nivolo has gained recognition for his ability and Ukiah Lions hope to-enter him in the contests next year, which will be the twelfth consecutive year the Lions have sponsored the contests. Attending from Ukiah were Miss Grace T.oles, Nivolo's coach, Peter Frey, Adolph Parducci, Dom Crinell. aand' Percy Ornbaun. January Collision Isi Basis of. Damage Suit Ralph Hansen of Weyott has filed suit against M. E. Kerri of Napa for damages totaling $2808 caused by -a collision between his truck and tht truck driven by Kerri on Highway 28, five miles south of Boonville on January 29. The complaint was filed through the law firm of Preston & Falk and charges negligent, careless and unlawful driving by Kerri. Hansen's truck was damaged to the extent of $1068 and v-as out of use for 29 days at a loss to the owner of $1740, the complaint says. IN SAN FRANCISCO Mrs. Iva Gotsett was in San Francisco last week for several days on a buying trip for her store on Main street. Talmage Sluggers Schedule Contests Foggy Ottosen's Talmage Sluggers will try to get into action again- this weekend, with encounters scheduled wi,th the Lodi Wine Guild team Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30. iPlayers scheduled to see action aire^ inflelders Laviletta, Britton, Spencer, Wada, Openshaw and T. Bartolomei;: outfielders Guidi, Harding, Oitoson, R. Bartolomei, aiid George Harmon. Catchers will be Mosna and H. Bartolomei. The pitching assig*nents will be shared by Severi, Boster and Baird. . Johnnie Boster. a righthanded fastball pitcher from the Oregon Valley league will be. on the mound in the Saturday game. Severi, the Slugger staudhy for several seasons, will labor on the hill for the Sunday contest, with Baird scheduled for a relief role either day. . Mrs. Richard Ochs and her daughter Andrea of Walnut Grove have been visitors the past week at the home of her sister and brother in law,, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. McDonald, 98£l North Oak street. sented to the city council by Edward W, James, C.SA.A. district manager, incorporates the findings of a fix-st-hand study of local traffic conditions made; by Hobert W. Graver; of the association's traffic and safety staff. The survey' covered all' east- west streets from Henry street on the north to Stephenson street on the south. For the purpose of the study, the business district was assumed ^o be. bordered on the, east • by iMain street and on the west by Hne street, but thG"^ur- vey Was-conducted ps far west as Dora street in'the event that Pine street w6uld not prove to be a suitable limit. These east-west streets for-the most part have a curbitorcurb; width of 24 feet, but at -the intersections their efletcive width; is reduced; by drainage culverts;. , ,. ^., Tho traveling-time required ;by automobiles to traverse thes.^ es^'t- west struts from. Main to:Dora and also from State to Dora .was checked at 11, a.m. and again during the ,?^sh- hour period, 5 p.mi ,i;!;'^';'.''•••'•'•'•:;;•' /•^•T"? ':• ' '-'^h '•' On ',Perkin^. flfreet, BOjs .'seeonds sy;erev"reaulfed itkv<^,!;^S&h '• Main to :Dora' street at II aim. and -107 iseconds at 5 p.m.- ITrom State - to. fiora the time was reduced because the delay in crossing. State street, which carries through traffic traveling on U.S. 101-, was eJiminated. The traveling time required from State street to Dora street at 11 a.m. was 59 seconds; and' at 5 p.m. it was 02 'seconds. The average traveling time on all east-west streets included in the siirvey from Main to Dora W4IS clocked at 85 seconds at 11 a.m. and at 90 seconds at 5 p.m. FrQp State to Dora the traveling time Was checked at 64 seconds during the,tabmingperiod and 67 secondjs at 5 p.m. "Dije to the fact that in an eastrwest direction the city blocks are only' 200 feet long, and that the north-south streets are generally much wider and carryheavier voluihes of traffic at relatively higher speeds, it is doubtful that east-west travel could be speeded up by converting travel to one way," the report states. "The one'condition which mitigates strongly against the proposed 1-way street plan is the fact that State street carried the vast bulk of traffic whose drivers are, unfamiliar with local condip tions. One-way streets could conceivably aggravate their plight and result in increased congestion and a higher accident rate. "One-way streets usually experience a greater rate of double parlcing than other streets, but can be controlled through strict and impartial enforcement. No Gieat Benefits "It is our view that the facts developed by the survey herein reported do not indicate that any substantial benefits can be derived by converting the east-west streets to 1-way thoroughfares, when compared with the disadvantages of such conversion." Study of the accident record in the downtown section of Ukiah for 1947 showed a total of nine traffic injuries and 23 accidents involving property damage. Seven injury accidents and 12 property damage accidents occurred at intersections; one injury accident and eight property damage accidents on east-west streets. The report notes that of tlie 23 property dapiage accidents, four involved hitting parked cars; and that in two of these accidents the narrowness of the streets was unquestionably a factor. The hazard involved in baqjting out from an angle parking stall was the cause of the other two. Poliea Keep Recpids "From an examination of the records," the report states, "it is apparent that the police depart- —(Continued on Page 6)—

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