Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on April 16, 1948 · Page 6
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Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California · Page 6

Ukiah, California
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Friday, April 16, 1948
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PAGE SIX " DISPATCH PPIOCRAT. UKtAH. CAUFORISIA: FRIDAY, A!PRIL JA. Public Spirited Citizens Planned For Recreation JUNIOR SAFETY IPATKOL PHiLO, April 14.—Services were held for \yalter Gschwend Saturday at 1 pjn. at the Philc chut-ch. Many beautiful' bouquets and floral pieces bore mute testimony to the affection in which he was held, while the small church was packed with friends and relatives, paying their last respects, Walter Gschwend was born m Philo in 1882, and was 65 years of age when he passed away. He was the son of John and Julia Gschwend, early settlers of this valley. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter, Eileen Shorey; a son, 'VValter Gschwend; two sisters, Minnie Olon and Evelyn Bloyd; a half-brother, Fred Duffield;a granddaughter, Kitty Lee Shorey, and four grandsons, John- I n.y and Rpbert Shorey and Larry and Randy Gschwend, besides niany relatives and friends. The sympathy of all those friends and neighbors who knew Walter Gschwend is extended to the bereaved ones. 'By Berniece Baiterlon Fourteen years ago, Ukiah had no golf course.^ Golfers motored oil to Burklea — a "cowpasture" course promoted by a golfing rancher between here and Hopland, or went 35 miles to Lucerne in Lake coimty, and further. Youngsters j did their sv/imming in deep pools in the river. Clubs and i organizations met here! and there. Automobile tourists camped in what is now the municipal-f park and was Imown then/as Todd's Grove. The fact that today Ukiah has one of the most beautiful and well-planned recreation centers of any city its size in the west — that It is owned by the city and available for the use of all its citizens — is due to the P|Ianning and foresight of a small group or men who have lived to see their dreams completely justified. Cost To Cily Low Perhaps the most astounding fact in the development of the golf course, clubhouse, swimming pool and park is that its entire original, cost to the taxpayers of Ukiah of $35,000 to $40,000. . This was not, of course, the total cost of the project. Work , Projects Administration funds were • made available and W.P.A. lafior arid materials amounted to about two-thirds of the original investment. In addition to this, many contributions of funds, furnishings .and gifts were made by local organizations and Individuals. At present land prices, It seems almost incredible that the 154 acres of rolling, wooded land on which the golf course is located was bought for $8500. Todd's Grove, _ or a portion of it, was donj(ted by I a former mayor, Bud Smith, to whom the memorial gate is dedicated. Sponsoted GoU Coune The whole thing began back in 1934 when a small group of golfers decided Ukiah should have a course. When ft was proposed that the city buy the 154 acres, in order that W^P.A. funds and labor could be obtained, opposition . flared from some who considered golf effete and nonessential. One local newspaper made frequent scathing references to "Ukiah's 14 golfers. In spite of the gad-fly attacks, the city council voted to acquire the property. E. A, Eversole was chairman of the sponsoring committee which put it over, aided and ably abetted by Bunt Cox, Arthur L. Harris, Irving Brazier and Orval Tadlock. .At the outset they held put for a well-planned course and scorned makeshifts. The i-esult is a well laid grass course watered by a sprinkler system, with tees, bunkers, hazards and fairways that would do credit to any private club supported by memberships. Joe Edmonds of Eureka was the first pro. Promoites Pool With the golf course under way in 1935, W. H. Brunner headed the group which promoted the 40xl05-foot swimming pool. W.P.A. funds and labor were approved for the project to cost $8940, $5671 of which was paid by the federal government. In May, 1936, the Redwood Journal paid tribute to Brunner's efforts as the pool neared completion. On June 13, 1936, the pool was filled for the first time and that night the Class of '38 of the high school, celebrating Class Night, stagpd an unofficial opening. Lights had not been installed, there was no guard, and it is reported Chief of Police Sam Shortridge broke up the fun with more reluctance than severity. The pool which is emptied daily waters the golf course and the park where boys and girls' play and families picnic in the shade. Double use of the water helps keep down costs, which in relation to average city park expwises are low. Not Self -Supporling It is the theory of municipal management generally that returns to the taxpayers for wholesome recreation are of high intangible value. While greens tees, clubhouse rentals and swimming fees pay a good share of the upkeep, the recreation center is not entirely self-supporting. Bob Reynolds drew the first plans for the clubhouse which was started in 1936, and estimated it would cost $1500. Lions Club adopted the clubhouse as its particular project and raised hundreds of dollars for furnishings and equipment. Through their original sponsorship, Boy Scouts and Camp Fire girls now meet weekly there at no charge. The Garden Club is also given the use of the clubhouse for its continuous work in planting, planning and advising on beautiflcatlon of the park. New recommendations were made just last week following a survey made by the club. Present Managers Dick Rittger, city recreation supervisor, is in charge of the pool wliere adults may swim for 35c, students for 25c and children for ISc. Greens fees are 75c on week days and $1 on Sundays and Saturdays. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark are managers of the clubhouse and golf course. "Bob" Clark, known cLv his Scottish burr, is, the popu- Ira pro who has improved the game of many a local and visiting eoUcr. A Parent-Teachers Association meeting will be held April 21 at the high school to nominate officers for the coming term. Tuesday, a group from the executive board attended the district meeting in Santa Rosa. Officers who attended were President Yvonne Hess, vice-president, Mildred Peterson, and treasurer, Sylvia Hulbert, and two other members. Mrs. Harold Eyles was called to Texas last week by the serious illness of her mother. Mrs. Eyles was notified of her mother's illness by telephone, and left ira- \ mediately. ' Mrs. T. D. Ruddock was also out of the valley this week because of illness. Receiving news of the critical illness of her brother, Fred Elder of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Ruddock left Friday. Mrs. Alta Van Zandt left for the bay area Friday morning to be with her husband, D. H. Van Zandt, who is confined to the Mare Island Hospital. Mrs. Van Zandt expects \.i return in several days, although the latest news of her husband is that he will be in the hospital for a week or more. Mrs. Jess Ridley and daughter Evelyn are guests this week of Mrs. Ridley's sister and family, Mr. and Mrs, John P. Giffles of Benicia. Another sister is also visiting there this week, Mrs. Edna Clement of AJitioch. Word was received last week from District Superintendent Owen of the Methodist board, that a minister will be here after the conference meeting in June. The pastor who will be sent here has been in his present church for seven years. At the present time. Rev. Gibson, a Baptist pastor, is filling both the Boonvllle and Philo pulpits. A surprise birthday shower was given Friday afternoon for Miss Dorothy Ridley of Philo, by Betty Burns, Charmian Ward and Goldie'Ward, at the home of Mrs. Burns. Over 25 guests were present to wish Dorothy happiness and present her with some lovely gifts. The shower gifts were presented in a large ruffled basket tied with a pink bow, and the opening of the gifts was followed by games. A white 2-tiered cake decorated with white rosebuds, and punch were served as refreshments. Guests enjoying the afternoon were Alice Gowan, Louise Peterson, Lenore Ray, Martha Guntley, Millie Brown, Joy Spencer, Ruth Dightman. Noma Rowley, Bunny Rowley, Mildred Peterson, Angela Pi'ather, Elizabeth Gowan, Marie Housmau, Katharine Ridley, Evelyn Ridley, Carol Dightman, Charmian Ward and Betty Bums. Guests who wen. unable t,o attend were Anna ReiUy, EUa Parser, Olive Dutro, Hazel Eyles, Gussie Ruddock, Iva Mackintosh, Mae Dightman and EoUy Dightman, and Alta Van Zandt. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Housman returned Thursday from three weeks in the bay area, visiting friends and vacationing. The district deputy was presfent at the regular Grange meeting Saturday night to give instructions for proper procedure in some Grange matters. Over 30 members were present and the meeting was followed by cake and coffee. Games were also played, presented by Lecturer Virginia Giililand. Mad rones Auto Court Soid To San Kfoteocrns The piadrones Auto Court on the Redwood, highway north of Calpella has been purchased by Mr, and Mrs; Charles Preston of San Mateo, who are now In possession. .,' , , I' The court'han eight .units, a trailer space and service station' and is beautifully wooded with madrone trees. ; ' ' Mr. and Mrs. Ray Nelderj the former owners,- .are making arrangement for a trip to Switzerland during- the comiflg summer, but will return, and make their home In^Callfornla. I The transaction was handled by Oliver and Carmi Conrey of the Strout Realty of XJteUh'. .. THE JUNIOR PATROL in action at Pino and Cflay streote show* f; how the new safety organization operates to insure safe crosiing of dangerous, intersections. Above at the left is Private Robert Berger, and at the right is Corporal Peter Tregoning. Behind the corporal ari^ almost out oj sight of the Journal cameiaman, is Sergeant Richard Kruse. Calpella School Students Are Winners In Legion Auxiliary Poppy Contest CONTRACTORS LICENSED Five Ukiah residents have qualified for contractors' licenses: R. A. Barton and R. J. AguUav, sheet metal contractors; D. Cohen and M. D. Mahaffey, plumbing contractors; James H. McConnell, general contractor. Long Beach, formerly known as Willmore City, changed its name when it went bankrupt in 1888, Calpella school covered itself with honor Monday afternoon when the American X^gion Auxiliary Poppy contest was judged and Calpella art students,carried away first and second prizes. Great credit was given their teacher, Mrs. Fanny Tracy, and Calpella school principal,. Mrs. Mark Eglin, by the judges whp felt the entries were exceptionally good. Dixie de Netro, 7th grade, won the first prize and Rojger Webb, 8th grade,;tooIc second. Honorable mention wfe^s given, the following, all of Calpella school: George Sabin, Robert Webb, Florence Buell, Joan McLintock and Dotson Morse. There were no high school entries in this county, but some excellent posters were entered by .the following from the elementary school In Ukiah, who received honorable mention: Janet McDonald, Beverley J. Clark and Viola Taanirig. In the district. Crescent City outshone all other schools with four of ils students'taking the' top honors in two . different classes. These were (4th, 5th and 6th grade class) first prize, Ben KU- Patrick; second, Alvin Raymond. In the 7th, 8th, 9th grade class, first prize, Roger Endert; second, Betty Kelly. In the district one high school entry gave the prize to May Logan, Miranda, from South Fork Union, high school. Judges of the local contest Monday as well as the district contest praised the fine artwork of all the students and said they had a hard choice to make in naming the winners, Judges were Mesdames Guy Redwine, Irving Brazier, J. H. Hansen, Joseph Weber, D. N. Munson and Irene Schmidt. All prize winning posters will go to Los Angeles to be entered in the American Legion deparf- ment finals April 30. Mrs. Elise Figone was chairman of the unit and district competition. President Lillian de Keno and Jane Isnard, district president of the auxiliary, were guests at the judging and for r«- freshmenrts which followed in Veterans' Memorial hall. 5 Honest Youngsters Return Wallet. $100 Five honest young fry a're feeling their importance today, who have learned that virtue is ils own toward. The three Paul Sikora children, Mimj, Steven and Paul, Jr., Peggy Larson and Emily Turula, four to eight years old, ware playing near Gibson creek at the end of North Bush Sunday when they found a wallet. Their first decision was to throw it away, but the money looked impressive. They counted it—$100. They found the name of Wayne T. Burke and his address on North Bush. Mr. Burke was not at home so the wallet was left at the Truman Hayes home and restored later in the day to Mr, Burke who lost it while helping some boys rescue their ball from the creek. It wasn't his Sunday best wallet, he said, when he thanked them. It was no wonder they thought of throwing St away, but he's very glad they reconsidered. Sunday Services For Allen Smoot Funeral services for Allen Raymond Smoot of Yorkville will be held from the Boonville Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Elbert Holland of Ukiah will officiate. Mr. Smoot died Tuesday evening, April 13, at Stanford Lane Hospital in San Francisco after a brief illness. He had lived many years in Andei-son valley and for a long time had driven the school bus. He was widely known and most highly respected. Surviving members of his ifam- ily are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Smoot and his son Wesley Smoot. He- was a brother of Emmett Smoot and Mrs. Lloyd Ornbauij of Anderson valley, Mrs. Beiila Humphreys, a sister living at Kansas City, is on her way to attend the funeral. Interment will be in the Boonville Cemetery with the Eversole Mortuary of Ukiah in charge of the services. Pallbearers will be William Witherell, Coy Smith, WUliam Steiri, Wayne Lawery, Carl Carl- sop and Alex_3erger. .• s Philo Church Rites For W. 1. Gschwend Friends arid relatives paid final tribute to another pioneer who has been a fine arid lasting influence in his community, when services were held in Philo church Saturday afternoon for Walter H. Gschwend, born October 20, 1882, at the ranch near Philo where he died Thursday. • He was the son of the late John and Julia Gschwend of Anderson valley and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Aileen L. Shorey, Santa Rosa; a son, Walter I. of Philo and two sisters, Mrs.,Minnie Olsen and Mrs. Evelyn Boyd, both living on ranches near Philo. A half- brother, Fred Duffield, also survives. Services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Kent and cremation and in­ urnment followed in Santa Rosa in the Chapel of the Chimes, under the direction of Mrs. Grace T. Cannarr, funeral director. Pallbearers were Frank Ward, W. A. Gossman, William Witherall, Cecil Gowan and Fred Scr- beck. HUGHES MOVE SUNDAY Mr, and Mrs. Forrest Hughes and their daughter Linda Lee, moved Sunday into the home at 336 West Mill street they pur-, chased from the Tom Franklins who have moved back to Kansas City. The Hughes formerly lived at 306 West Church street. SUTTEHLEY GOES TO SEA Lieut. Charles Paul Sutterley will leave the 17th on the cruiser U.S.S. St. Paul for the annual training cruise with the U.S. Naval Reserve. He will sail from San Francisco and will be gone two weeks. Sutterley is secret^jry^ of the Ukiah Chamber o£ Comme'rce. Laurel Dell Lodge Opens For Season Laurel Dell lodge on Blue Lakes, 20 miles from Ukiah was opened for the season today by Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Mulcahy after a complete redecorating during the winter months. Purchased last year by the present proprietors, the popular vacation spot on Highway 20 features a modern cocktail lounge with a 30-foot bar this year. The cottages and chalet are operated on the American plan with dinners served to transient guests a specialty. Fishing, boating, archery, badminton and riding are available to guests. MRS. CLARK LEAVES Mrs. John Clark, who has spent some time here with her daughter, Mrs, Erie C. Locke, left today for,a few weeks to bo spent with her sister, Mrs. A. A. Washburn, in San Francisco rmd another sister, Mrs. Ada Phillips in Riverside. Mrs. Clark, who operates an orange grove in San Dimas, and keeps up an active life with wide interests, expects to return to Ukiah in May to celebrate her 88th bii-thday with Mrs. Locke. Besides gold, Yuba county produces sand, gravel, silver. and platinum in commercial quantities. "STANLEY" PARtY*,- Mrs. Ralph Shultz was the hostess! for, a Stanley <j)arly at her horiae on River irdad Tuesday, April 6, where" Mrs. Idelle Hammond" i made the,demonstration. Guessing , ' games were played and refresh- Mrs. Viola Laoherd, manager of ments were cookies, ice.cream and the Gibson Hotel, reported Monday coffee. Prize winners .were' Mrs. to police headquarters that her Walter Bogner, Mrs, Hubert Burk- apartment had been entered early ett; Mrs. Edwprd Burkett Von the tha{ morning and a nietal box con- ido'or p^ize, Mrs. .Prank Tremellni taining money and/papers stolen, (coriipleted the guest'list. Hopiond Sponsoring ' New Cub Scout Pack The Hopland American Legion auixiliary voted to sponsor a Cub Scout pack at their Tponthly meeting, April 8. Tuesday, April 20, was selected as the first parents' training meeting. ,•: : Dr. J. B. Massengill represented th^ Central Mendocino District committee and told.the group the procedure for getting the Cub Scouts organized. ', At this meeting. Rev. Charles G. Lindemann met with the Legion post and discussed the recharter- ing of the Boy Scout troop for the coming year. Scoutmaster Richard Metzler gave a report on the troop, stating that there were now 18 boys atfending meetings. TO GOLF TOURNEY Local members of, Ukiah Women's Golf club who wiu enter the North Bay Counties Women's Golf association; tournament on April 13 are Mrs. Eloise Beamer,'Mrs. Lilbum Gibson, Mrs. Ruel Stickney, Mrs,'Herbert Newell and Mrs. L R. Whitton. A point 35 miles northeast of the city of Madera is the geographical center of the state. One-Way $iieets —(Continued :fi;pm ftage D— ment is. doing ,a thprofugh job accident report &nd liii.vestigatlngr thus, the records ;Of;ficcid^nts can be accepted as' f a readable index to the accident • Irequ ency on the Ti streets under .consldc/ration. Since in general accident/ reduction is one of the ftelex's / favoring the adoption of a'Irwefy street, it is important to •kncj'jv how much improvement in tlie ,accident record might reasonaibly be expected if the present; eaast-west greets were converted tij l-way. streets. In view of J he: B resent low accident record on/such streets we cannot, in gooa co;isc'lence, say that there •ivillf b4 niarked improvement in t^e .accident rate by changing eastwwesf streets to 1- way streets." ^ ... . NASSIE Gl^xa l^OHE LIGHT A bit of remodellrig 'inside the Nassie Real,/Estaite office during the past week haS' removed Herman RunkelJsoflicjS from up front, thus ' admitting" more light into the building, and further, changes, have improved 'the < arrangement for greater^ convenience and pro.^, vlded a 'coioferepce room. The in.^. i teriorjhas been newly painted. Why Power Curtailment Was Suspended Abnormally heavy late season rains, new EG. and M. power, and rnore power from, q cojnbine to end shortage Heavy rains and snows during the last month' raised P. G. and E; reservoirs and increased the snow pack in the mountains enough ; to permit the suspension of curtailment, at least temporarily Here is what brought aboilt the ch^^ 1. January weather in Springtime . which replenished reservoirs, iijerea^ed the snowpack and cut the need for unseasonable farm pumping. 2. New P. G. & E. power plants. .. nke the 101,000 horse. power Kern Steam Plant near Bakersfield which is expected to l?e in operation this monfih, and others coming on the linfis soon.. 3. Additional power from other sources. We are tapping every feasible source of power. For example, increases in deliveries from Southern California and Shasta Dam. 4. Daylight time and voluntary savings by our customers. • . These also helped, and it is important now that they continue. 5. Water saved during curtailment. We were able to hold precious water in our reservoirs because of the power cut. Another appraisal of water and powpr supplies will be made by June 1. ' Meanwhile, We're Working Night and on New Generating Plants Everything possible is being done to rush P. G. andE.'s long-term powev.' ' building program initiated in 1945. This huge construction program wiU add' nearly 2,000,000 horsepower to our generating capacity in the nextSVi years. Here are some of our major projects which will come on the lines soon: ( V Kern Steam Plant, near BakersSeld, will gen. erate 235,000 horsepower. The first 101,000-horsepower Kern unit is expected to go on the line in the next few days. station "P" steam Plant, San Francisco. WiU produce 300,000 additional horsepower. It wUl go on the line this winter. Rock Creek and Cresta Powerhouses, on the North Fork of the Feather River, will generate 270,000 horsepower. These plants are scheduled for completion in 1949 and 1950. Electra and West Point Powierhouses on the Mokeljimne River, will generate 154,000 horse, power. Electra's 133,000-horsepower will be on the line this suuimer. Another steam Electric Unit.. . An additional 150,000 horsepower steam unit at a location as yet undetermined will be completed in 1950. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP DURING THE EMERGENCY. We know you will continue to guard against waste of electricity in every way you can. PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

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