Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on April 23, 1948 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, April 23, 1948
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w GEISLOOTE X WflllH Man Lost Guns, Shells, Food To Burglar The sheriff's office has under investieatibn the burglary of a hunting cabin belonging to Glenn Janiisofi" of WUlits and situated near Tktu station between Willlts , and Dos.Rlcis. The'tlme of the burglary is in• definite,'having taken place sorqe time' between Miarch 14 and April 11, '^Ith the burglars leaving nothing which the investigating oftlfcers can ilx upon as a lead. Entry was made by prying off fi Window shutter and removing the window. As the front door was secured with a substantial padlock it was not disturbed and the loot was talcen out through the open window. Among the most important property stolen was three rifles, a .large quantity of Ashing taclcle, four bows and 30 arrows, about $200 worth of groceries and home- canned goods and more than 500 assorted rifle and shotgun shells. A complete Inventory of the cabin will be necessary to reveal the full extent of the loss. Chief Criminal Deputy William White is assigi'i^d to the investigation. The party, Or parties, responsible for the burglary worlted with the greatest caution. The cabin is easily visible from t)ie Dos RiOs-Covelo highway and the windows which were not shuttered liad be^n covered with cloth found in the cabin, to prevent lights being seen while the property was being removed. This precaution indicates the job was done at night. Men3ocfrie C'ounTy*s Pioneer Newspap4 »r'^ DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 164 East Standley St. PubJished for 78 Years Weekly DiggsT of Menapcino Couh^ News City, Rural and County News From Every ^ ,,. Section of Mendocino County DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone Ukial^ Number O—N—If mocral VOLUME LXXDC URIAH, MENDOCiylj'COUNTY, CAIJIFORNIA, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1948 • '" To Celebrate BankOpening Garberville Branch Bank America Opens On Saturday • In connection with the opening of a branch Bank: of America in Garberville, the flrst bank in the towns' history, the Garbervijle Business ' Men's' Association and the chamber of commerce will stage • a gala town-wide event on Saturday, April 24. Starting at noon the stunts scheduled includie log bucking, sheep shearing, with two former world champions . to compete, beauty content, costume parade for children, . tug-of-war; featuring teams from sawmills of the area, greased pig and numerous other races. Two hundred guests are expected for a dinner at Knapp's Cafe at 7 o'clock, during which Ave old-time residents will be called upon to tell of the founding and progress of the town. Activities at the dinner will be broadcast over KEIM, Eureka. Following dinner there will be a free dance at which a Hoaring Gulch setup will, provide plenty of fun for those present. Music will be furnished by Pacini's Riffs •of Ukiah. Farmers In Move To Form Fire DistricI" First steps toward the formation of a Ukiah valley fire district will be taken this week when petitions will be put into circulation to secure the signatures of landownei's- inside the proposed area of the district,. Preparation of the petitions * is in the hands of District N Harmer Winner Of Regional G)ntest Richard Harmer, senior student of the Del Norte high school at Crescent City, won the regional contest held at the Ukiah high school, Thursday afternoon. He is now eligible to compete at the spring conference elimination to be held at Hoberg's. Harmer won from Mary Lou Nichbauer, a Isenior at St. Vincent's, Vallejo. Mary Lou was accompanied by her father, Louis Nichbauer. The Vallejo Uons club was her sponsor. Judging the contest were George Dietterle, coordinator of schools for Mendocino and Lake counties; John Woodwonh, principal of the Hopland high school and Harry Falk, Ukiah attorney. The Lions clubs of California and Nevada sponsor tliese contests each year and award a scholarship to the winner, with suitable awards to the finalists. Attorney James E. Busch and are expected to be ready by mid-week. They will be in triplicate and one will be located at the Ukiah fire house on South School street, one at the Forks and the third at the Talmage store. A meeting of farmers was held at the fire house on Friday night of last week with Max Miller, deputy state fire marshal for state institutions, present when the matter of a fire district for this section was discussed and endorsed. Roughly the district will extend from the Forks on the north to the Homer ranch on the south and include most of the territory in the valley east and west. The exact boundaries of the district are something which will have to be fixed after the project has reached a further stage of perfection. Fifty signatures of landowners are necessary before the proposi- tfon can be presented to the county supervisors who may then call for a meeting of all landowners within the proposed district for discussion and determination on further organiazUon. If the action of the meeting favors the district the supervisors will name three fire commiasioriers, who will decide the type of equipment to be purchased, the cost of the equipment and the amount of tax to be voted. A district election will then be held". Once the legal requirements for the formation of the district are complete the district can negotiate a loan sufficient to purchase the required equipment. The apparatus for the new district would be housed in Ukiah and manned by Ukiah volunteer firemen. With the formation of the district therf will come a tri- parti contract between the City of Ukiah, the Mendochio State Hospital and the rural fire district whereby either can render assistance at a time of need. If a rural fire develops into something which the district's equipment can not cope with successfully either Ukiah or Talmage, or both, can be called upon for help. The same situation would obtain in the case of a major conflagration at the state institution or in Ukiah. Mr. Miller was the guest «peak- er at the Thursday luncheon meeting of the Ukiah Lions Club and pointed out the risks taken by Ukiah and Talmage volunteer firemen in going outside their territory to answer calls. Once off their reservation, he said, they are on their own, insofar as compensation for injuries is concerned. During 1947 Ukiah firemen responded to 43 calls outside the city limits. KNIFE GRAV^DIIN Bbonville Man Sfill Confined To, Hospital At Santa Rosa From the knife wounds inflicted by Robert Johnson over a mohth ago, Walter Wilson ..of Boonville is still confined to the Sonoma County Hospital with his condition far from satisfactory, Johnson is still confined in the county jail here awaiting the outcome of Wilson's wounds. Wilson's condition is made precarious by a liver wound which so far has failed, to yield to treatment and his condition continues to be considered very bad. Wilson and his 9-year-old son and Robert Johnson and Orville AyerS were returning from Cloverdale to the" Ombaun ranch where they werp employed in getting out split timber.! The-boy was asleep inthe back seat, Ayei-s was driving and Wils6ij .,was directing him how best -io get tb: jheir camp. For some' reason JohhSon took offense because of Wilson's' directions, and slashed him across the. abdpmeh with his pick^tfcnlfe ',ih-- fiicting a wound which exposed the man's intestines. ' Ayers became panicky, and in his haste to get Wilson home ran the car off the road a mile and a half from Wilson's house and the wounded man walked the distance, holding the cut together with his hands. A doctor was called and attended Wilson's wounds and ordered him taken to the county hospital at Santa Rosa where he has since been under constant care. All members of the party are newcomers to Anderson valley, malting their homes there since the first of February, Ayers and Wilsop are from Oklahoma ahd Johnson comes from Texas. NUMBBlRl.29 Masonite ^X^ili Open Office In Ukiah May 1 Stepdaughter Charges Rape MRS. ELLA BUTLER (in wHlMMiakes the gevel from Miis Huldu Wilson to servo for the coming VAT as districi president of Butiness &: Profenipnal Women's club. Lea, Miss Lauxa Lorraine, stale presi- deni^pf BIP.W.C. and on the eSiciieme right. Mrs. Elizabeth Picot. director at largo for the dislrie^. ' Man Is Killed Near Jackson Legion Over Top In Member Drive American Legion headquarters, Department of California, reports that District 1, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties, over the top in their membership drive. The final air round-up produced 293 new members for a total of 2385 in the district. Eleven of the 17 posts in the district exceeded their quotas, membership chairman. Tiny Ryan of Talmage, says. Special commendation goes to Laytonville, Garberville, Fort Bragg, Kureka, Hopland, Alder Point, Smith River, Weott, Covelo and Leggett Valley posts. Halicky Held On Forgery Charges Nick Halicky of Ukiah, Willits and points north, is in the county jail awaiting hearing on charges of forgery in connection with a check which he cashed some time ago at George's Buffer. Halicky was brought back from Thome, Humboldt county, last week "on a warrant issued here February 26, soon after it was discovered that a check made out to a fictitious person and endorsed to Halicky was made of the whole cloth, according to the record. Halicky formerly lived at Willits and more recently in Ukiah, leaving here during the winter. He claims that at Thorne he was engaged in contracting and building and was erecting a house there at the time of the interruption. Diseases of the heart continue to lead all other causes of death in California, with cancer second. SIGNAL HONOR FOR WILLITS Only one town In the nation contributed moio pet capila to tha recent March of Dimes fund campaign than the town of Wll- liJs, which gave an average of $1.50 per capila against $1 .87 contributed by Orrville, Ohio, according to word received last week by Fred HamilioR. chairman of the Mendocino county campaign. The Ohio city has a population of 4400: Willits esli- malei its population at 3000. Purley W. Kinney, a Mvoodsman employed in Jackson valley, died in the Howard Memorial Hospital at Willits Wednesday of injuries received the day before while at work in the woods, when an oak snag fell on him. hitting him in the back and pinning him against a fallen tree he was peeling. Ollie Thomas, Bob Erickson and Elmer Cowan, woods companions of Kinney, were witnesses to the accident. They had just felled a tree and were a' short distance away when the oak snag snapped off and pinned Kinney down. They released him and took him to the Willits hospital where he died. Kinney was a native of Canada, 50 years of age and is survived by his wife and daughter living at Jackson. He was a veteran of World War I. The accident occurred on the Sagehorn property. Dr. Raymond Babcock of Willits performed an autopsy and found Kinney had suffered a ruptured artery and severe internal injuries. must have settled to know how many pupils will be entering school during September of this year and in the next succeeding years so that sufficient classrooms can, be provided. Unless *this is known in advance it could become' necessary to conduct some classes in makeshift quarters; or run double shifts, neither of which js desirable. In order to secure an accurate census. of pre-.schbol children in the Ukiah. Elementary District each parent is. being asked to reg­ ister'such childon forms distributed by the older grammar school children. Parents, Of pre-Schbol children, who do not have older children in school, wUl be interviewed by. eightli grade pupils to register their children; Registration of eyery, .child of pre-school age will greatly expedite the matter of providing suitable, school housing and proper schot)! facilities. Enrollment Jump Looms • Census Under Way 'i Of Pre-school Pupilsf. Population The county supermtendent ol schools ahd the Xlkiah elementarj^' school faculty are cooperatmg inc taking a census of all children now. living in the Ukiah district,- and^ not yet enrolled in school. ? thS"^^i!^'?si^^^^f^^^=- SPRING ROUNDUP PARADE PLANNED List Of Trophies. 'Announced Onj A^l Classes .• A noon parade .\Will open the Spring Roundup JuQe.5, f0r .which the Ukiah Riding club and..the Junior Ridmg- club are hard at HUGHES ELECTED OF UKIAH New Council Met Tuesday Night For Reorganization Forrest Hughes,. local automo­, was elected mayor of Ukiah when.the newly organized City, council took office last Tu^s- Thief took Tools Off Mired Truck Michigan Car In Wednesday Wreck Roma Justis of Cummings was taken to the Ukiah General Hospital Wednesday afternoon following a collision of cars on the Redwood highway eight miles south of Hopland. A passing brought her to Ukiah where she was treated for a Imee fracture. The cars of Arthur Justis of Cummings and Maurice Protten- gier of Link, Michigan, came together when the Michigan car crossed the line to pass a truck. Seeing the Justis car, Prottengier set his brakes and .swerved mto it. Officer Arif Stultz gave him a ticket for reckless driving. C. A. Corner of Willits losf a pair of Firestone • batteries, a hydraulic jack, a tool tray and hand tools, a 6-inch Stillson wrench, 12- inch monkey wtench and an assortment of .logging chains from his truck, which broke down on the Sherwood road the night of April 13 and stood unguarded during the night. "The tires, jack aad hand tools are estimated worth approximately $275, with the other articles stolen running the total considerably higher. When the matter was reported to Sheriff Broaddus, he assigned Chief Criminal Deputy William White to the investigation. FROGLAMATION WHEREAS, the pubUc schools of Ukiah can best function if the parents of their attending pupils know more of their educational aims, methods ahd practices; now therefore As Mayor of the City of Uldah, I do now prbclahn the week beginning April 26, 1948, to be PubUc Schools Week, and I do • urge all citizens to visit said schools at least once during said week, particularly' the demonstration -ses^ons at the Ukiah-Union High School on Tuesday, April 27. L. J. WILDBEBGEB, Mayor. A list of trophies was. announced this week\ by President Verne Davis who urged the community to support the annual show and particularly to badk^ the enthusiasm of the juniors,: "Let's all back the kids," he said. . "The county, city, fair board, service clubs, chamber of commerue^nd individuals who can get behind the young people for this, fine recreation. Ponies axe better ihan\ jalopies, more ' fun, less dang^^, and cr ~eBle a pride of''ownership and responsibility.:'^. /'.V . PhoV At 2 p.m. The' show at the fairgrounds will follow immediately after the 1 p.m. paradie, at about 2 o'clock. Elimination contests will be held in the morning pn. large classes to prevent any' delay' in the arena. At a. meeting 'last Thursday night with 30 present, the following, entries for trophies were approved: Best single entrjr—Men. Best single entry—Women. Best pair. Miist representative' cowboy. Most- representative cowgirl. Best' uniform group (excluding the Hiding club). Junior Entries Most representative cowboy un. der 12. Most representative cowgirl un; der 12. • •;./ ; Moat representative cowboy, l2 to 17. • Most representative cowgirl, 12 to 17. Entry blanks, posters, programs and tickets should be available May 1 and may be obtained from Norman Buhn, general chairman, and his committee. . The Thursday night meetiiig was a social night ^ith Mr. and Mrs. Ben Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. , Harry Johnson hosts.. Refreshments were served •whipn' included cake, ice crearri and coffee. day night after the fprmer'council made its official canvass df the votes to the city election April 13. Hughes,, ah incumbent memberi of the council begins his third year of a -four-year term of office. . Commenting oh his'appointment as the city's chief executive, h(^ said today. Sordid Story of Abuses. Comes From ' Cummings William Murray) alias William Howard Sylvan, has been confined in the county jail since April 17 while the sheriff's office has condU9ted a searching in^^estiga tion into charges of rape brought against the man by his stepdaughter. Of particularly sordid particulars, tlje attacks on. the girl, now 16 years of age, are said to have been going on over a long period. She' is the mother of one child, said to be the offspring of her le- lations with her' step-father. The complSint already filed against :Murray contains five counts oii specific dates from February 10 of this year to April ^3, and the investigating officers are confident that they will uncovei evidence which will break Murray's: determination not to.admit the,tf,uth of the charges. • Murraylis a logger; fejxiploy'ed at Cumtningp where the family, has lived' fo'r'a fevv'mbiiths/'Jt ^,said they formerly -made th^r home; inRound: yalley. Mrs.". Murray' is siaid to ,be%fahdi'flg by her hii.sband.. From Cummings orf -April '17 police-headquarters here, recm^^ ac:i«^ephRa ?''«all from Harry, McCoy of«' that place saying that •his life; h^a; been threatened, by. Mrs- Patricia .Murray and .that McCoy was, afraid* that she was .pistol packing! Ukiah police investigated and found the'worhnii unarmed. E. T. R Wohlcnbei^ To Have .Ciiarge Entire Operation Here Mill Man's Family Lost Allln Eire ,/ : ——,. ,-, • ,. The family of Floyd Wiley barely escaped, with' tb.dr lives when their dwelling at Happy "Camp, southwest of Willits,, bunied the night of April 11. Flames bursting through the ceiling awoke Wiley and his wife,, who got their three children out of the buUdmg and n<anaged to get their car from an adjoining garage which was afterwards consumed. The building was owned by L. A. Way who estimated his loss at $2500, with no insurance on either the building or the contents. Wiley is an employe of a Willits lumber mill. Glarii Issues Gaill For Sunday Event Bob Clark, municipal golf" pro, issued a last urgent call for Ukiah golfers to enter the Healdsburg ihtercluh inatch in that city Sunday, '.'To date not .even 15 golfers have, signed for the. Healdsburg event and. golfing enthusiasts from that club have been planning for a field of 30 or more as in other years," Clark pointed out. '• "This, match 'has. always drawn gre&t deal of interest on the part of local,golfers in the past and we believe there are many entrants who have merely let the date slip their minds. Golfers wishing, to sign for the Healdsburg competition-should tall the Municipal Club House before Thursday with out fail." The May 16 date set for a return match in Ukiah with the Healdsburg golfers is still tenta tive and may be changed, pending further word from the officials there, Clark said. CHICAPO,, April 21.-^E. T.^ F. Wohlenberg of Portland, Oreg6n, has been aiipointed general, manager of Masonite Corporatidti'a newly acquired properties-in Mendocino county; where a- iWgfe hardboord plant is to be'Tsuilt, Eugene Aolland, president, -announced today. The cpmpany, which operates its principal plant at Laurel, .jilis- sissippi, recently disclosed it hadr purchased a"^ mill site ne4r ^,trtclaii and more than 50,000 acres of timber in the adjacent red-woo,d''clls- trict. The plant and the' tiniber- lands will be linked with'.ft'^Jig^speed, private truck road and Mr. Wohlenberg will have charge^ of the entire, operation. • The new general manager has had wide industrial and' forestry experience. For several years prior to 1945 he was general man'ijger ottM Edward Hlnes Lumber Company 's large, mill at Butns,',"Orfii(op, and in an earlier period'-he .was for 15 years a valuation ;gf}gineer on sa ^yTnills, railroads, pulp, miiils ahd vtimberlahds in the 'Wie^tjem h%lf ;of4he ,-ianited States'f^^^ U.S; Treasury, Departoent;.- • t • Mri- Wohl^hbeirg"- also .ijysn^isi;',}!! the' Ul! S". Forest; Servlc'e, -for - several years. From 1937"tio 1941'he , had charge I '.cp -gperatl.Ye: forestry wprk^ fh. the western part of the,country; M'.orkJne:ifiicOnjUnctlOniwith ' various-^compahies,' he.- niaSe';ex^^^ haustive -studies on imt >rove4 '^dir* est pr^ctic6s ,'sele6tive' Idgglpg' find I 'sustaihed.^ield;, • ' • • This fype <if'-wiirk was contihued when' • ]Vrr,\' W0hIenbeirg b6p^0^ forest. cQUhsel, jih 1945. foi- .the Wes,terri i'orestryi and ;6ons .erya- tion A^socia'tlppS: This OEjf ^ijjzatlpn includes timber and Wpbd- "I feel what the people of Ukiah want is action rather than words. The election shbWs ib'p voters want progress and ipiprovement and with the pro­ gressiva and able council we have in office, I feel a'ssured we are-in for a year of constructive development of our city. We shall follow the dictates of the people and' endeavor to meet their expectations in every respect." The new council held its first regular meeting Wednesday night, with .members Lawrence, Wildberger, retiring ihayor, who Was re-elected; R. F. Clark, another holdover member^ Henry. Mercer and Russell Richardson, newly elected to the council table. Hughes, who was elected mayor by unanimous vote of the others, takes office for one year. City Treasurer H. R. Pauli and City Clerk A. R. Spreckelsen, continue in office, elected without opposition on the ballot. A veteran of World War II, Hughes is a member of a pioneer family of Potter Valley. He is 37, • ^ i. j n married and the father of a sever! „^^J^y ^^f'^^ I'lLr^Tt oiiths old baby girl. Their home i:""^^^^ .?ome n Lakeport in is at 336 West MUl street and he ^^I}'^' ^^If' ,«*tf; ^^^Tl has operated the Studebaker agen- Rn ,T l^rTh" Z cy in Ukiah smce 1934. His War Santa Rosa, where he was em- memoirs.nclude b^^^^^^^^^^ ^"rance^Tht ^hJ^VerasS wood. Empire Funeral Directors' operator in the air force, and two Association^ years as prisoner of war in a Ger- OHMSBEE-CLELAND SUIT man caihp. The civil action brought by Ar• :— nold Ormsbee against Mrs. Susan HAS STOCKTON GUEST Clelahd over the property now Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lawrence known as the Ukiah Funeral and daughter Francine, of 959 Oak Chapel has been settled, according street, visitd relatives and friends to announcement made Monday in Stockton for four days and re- by Rodney Zimmerman, partner turned home Saturday, April 10. in the Funeral Chapel firm. The Buster Herrick of Stockton re- property owned by Mrs. Cleland turned witli them to be their is .leased to Stanley Lance and house guest for two v/eeks. Rodney Zimmerman. Food Poison Seen In Laity's Death - - - • ^ Poisonous "mushrooms,"; given them by friends, are blamed for the death of William Harold Laity, 50, former Santa Rosa mortician, and the critical illness of his wife, Viola. Laity, for the past two years operator of a funeral home in Lakeport, died Sunday night, April 18. The couple ate the "mushrooms' for dinner Friday night and became violently ill early Saturday; accordtag to Coroner Alden Jones, of Lakeport. ucts industries, pulp and paper mills, railroads and various other associations. His task here was the develcipinent of a forestry program' for. the 'entire industry^in Oregon',' Wasbiiigton', Idaho, 'Montana^ California and British Col- umliia.. 'Thi? was the position he resigned to join Masonite COrtora-' tion. - .- Following World War I, during which he seirved oversea as a captain of.engineers, Mr. Wohlenberg worked in sawmills,, cruised timber and wa? a lumber buyer in Washington ai^d Oregon. He-holds the degree of Master of Forestry from the University of Nebraska;. Mr. -.Wohlenberg wiir arrive in • Uikah about May 1. His temporary office wi)l, be upstairs in. the ^oulos building. . '• Public Invited To SclioolWeekShdw Tuesday evening, April 27,', 'at 7:30 o'clock'in the auditorium^ the tJublic is invited to attend' the Ukiah school program which will be presented by high school, and elementary school ' pupils" and \yhich will provide unusual eii* ter^ainment and a demons^-iatiorii of skillful education at work. From this it is .hoped the parents will be encouraged to visit,'during the week of April 26 to 30, both the elementary and high school class rooms; ' ' • The entertainment will, feature instrumental and voc^l numbers by both schools, elementary schopl folk dances, high school cadet drills, .deinonstrations by classes from both schpols, showing work-; in arts and crafts, science, social studies, the use of audio -visual , materials, and class exhibits in the cafeteria, . ,, The committee in charge is Ailing Davis, George Dietterle, Leon- - ard Svenson, Irving Brazier, 'Al Fraga and Don. Hooveri William Chessall and Frank Zeek,'prinqir pals of the high school and grammar school, xespectively, hayei;lti their wholehearted cooperation, . planned a week for adults that will be long'remembered in Ukiah. PLAN INDEPENDENCE DAY Fort Bragg's big Fourth of July celebration will be held through foiir big days, July 2, 3, 4 and 5, under the auspices of that city'^ American Legion post. -— i

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