Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on April 30, 1948 · Page 1
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Friday, April 30, 1948
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•I. 4 OFHifH. Humboldt County Director Addresses T.B. Dinner Speaking before directors and guests attending the annual dinner , meeting of the Mendocino County Tuberculosis Association Saturday evening at Wllllts, Dr. Kenneth Haworth pointed out the problems of establishing a county , health department. Dr.(Haworth, who is director of the Humboldt County Health De- parthient stated that the success of such a department depended upon the cooperation received from the private physicians, the public, the; school departments and other official agencies. In Humboldt county, he said, the work of the 'school nurses is minimized by having th^ teachers do the measuring and weighing and looking for physical defects. He states that the teacher is better > prepared to pick out the physically impaired child than are the nurses. Humboldt county invests its crippled childrens' program in its health department, which now has an active case load of approximately 185. Dr. Haworth disclosed that the financial problems connected with the operation of such a department can be met by gearing the whole program to what the county can pay and what is desired in the v/ay of health services. In addition to the talk by the guest speaker, reports were made by the delegates who attended the state meeting. '' Laurence Kirk, assistant executive secretary of the California Tuberculosis and Health Association, revealed that the state association is going to help finance the activities of the new Lake-Mendocino Tuberculosis Association combination. Dr. Robert B. Smalley of Willits was elected president of the or­ ganization'to replace Dr. Massengill; Mrs. Robert Frohn will take George Dietterle's office as secretary, and James B. Jardine takes over as .treasurer, replacing 'William Bromley. Dennie 'Willis of Boonville was re-elected .vice- president. Menaocino CounTy's Piofider Newspaper DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT OFFICE: 164 East Standley St Published for 78 Years Weekly DTcjesf oT Meti3ocinb CotiDfy Newt -City, Rural and County N6ws Fvom'Every , ,'. ', ' , Section of Mendocino County'. DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone Ukiah Number O—N—B mocrm VOLUME LXXIX 7- UKIAH, MENbOCII^Cj-tiQtfNTT^,'CALg*ORNIA, FRibAY, APRIL 30, 1948 NUMBER 30 ER DIES IN Fort Bragg Radio Broadcasting Spire Total Wreck Scout-o-Rama Huge Success Scout executives,' leaders, den mothers and parents and the Scouts and Cubs themselves came home from Santa Rosa Saturday night, filled with pride over the annual Scout-O-Rama in which 1000 Scouts and Oubs put on a splendid shov/ attended by 4500 people in the Santa Rosa county fair pavilion. Custers Last Stand, put on by 400 Cubs, was the outstanding event of 'the evening, and a bloodcurdling reminder of the Indian warfare of pioneer days In America. From Mendocino county there were 75 Cubs in Indian costume or military garb, 30 of whom were Ukiah boys of Cub Troop 46, sponsored by the 7:30 club of the Presbyterian church, with Frank Hay as their leader. Senior Scouts sponsored by Ukiah Elks club were ready with a pack horse camp demonstration, but some program derailment occurred and they "were not among the many fine exhibit! of camps and scout craft. Lions club-sponsored Troop No. 45 was part of the grand entry. Scout Troop No. 46, sponsored by 'Veterans of Foreign 'Wars, put on a line mapping demonstration. Gordon Day of Petaluma is scout executive for thil district. Orville Coleman, Robert 'Waler- house and Douglas Bingham were other Ukiah leaders who were Behind the scenes to present one of the finest demonstrations ever seen by local people. Kenneth Hickenbottom, scout field executive, was on the staging committee responsible for a fast progress of events which ended with a camp scene depicting 20 different tlypes of camps, with 125 scouts participating. Troops from Hopland, 'Willits, Calpella, Hockport, Caspar and Fort Bragg were among those taking part, a?id hundreds of local parents, relatives and friends of Scouts attended. Thomas Fahey of Portland was killed Tuesday afternoon when the tower of the Fort Bragg radio station KDAC crashed to the ground, and Paul Singer, station engineer, was hit by a falling insulator and severely injured. The collapse . of the tower. Which was under construction, occurred at approximately 3 o'clock Tuesday when a truck engaged in covering the many ground wires with a drag is said to have snagged one of the guy wires of the tower, which set the tower to swaying when the guy wire broke loose from the truck. The tower collapsed within seconds afterward. Fahey, who was 300 feet up the side' of the tower engaged in riveting, was shaken from his place and dropped to the base of the ' tower, before the 410-foot structure toppled to the ground. Singer was working on the ground when the tower began to sway and ran from its base, but was struck by the falling insulator. The ti'uck blamed for the accident was being driven by Paul Martini and was pulling the drag which was covering the ground wires. Bud Baker was riding the drag. Sheriff B. G. Broaddus says the truck shows where the guy wire ca^jght'on the rack and held while the vehicle traveled approximately 20 feet before it let go, A bent turnbuckle on the guy wire was further evidence of what had oc6urred to start the tower swaying. Sheriff Broaddus and Tieputy 'William 'White left Ukiah .immediately after word of the collapse of the tower was given them by Deputy Warden Ries of Fort Bragg. They spent all day Wednesday completing their investigation and will return to the coast Saturday morning to hold an inquest. The radio tower was located about a mile east of Fort Bragg in the vicinity of the water reservoir. It is reported that the tower was once dismantled after it had reached a height of 120 feet and the steel workers refused to work longer because the tower was not properly' anchored. The formal opening of the station was set for Saturday, May 1, and the final inspection of the tower was under way when the accident caused it to tumble down. Steel Worker Met Death lii, Collapse of Breadeasting Tower Showdown Is Sought On County No^piial BiD DIR WIFE IS BODY OE MISl NILRIVER Gruesome Find By Shell Oil Trucker Of Sarberville Redbud Festival Is Scheduled May 2 Fam Bureau Meet Set For Petaluma Annual Redbud Festival and pageant at Nice Lake county which has twice been postponed because of the rain' has been set now for Sunday May 2 and sponsors believe the weather is reliable enough to guarantee its success this time The delay, according to the com. mittee in charge, will result in a better show than first planned with a grand climax which will not be dissolved until plans are complete, but promises to be an effective finale to the annual event of the redbuds. ' The Pomo Indians have had additional time to perfect their dances, legends and Indian lore which will be one of the main features of the festival. The Kelseyville high school band has been engaged for the day. A complete program willjae released by the committee prior to the festival date. , The: Ijody of ,9n .unidentified, men was brought to ther Anker Mortuary at Willits Wednesday that had been taken from the south fork .of Eel river about 60 miles north of. Willits, and was later identified as the remains of Joseph P. Herrick, a missing employee of S. L. Hyde of Cummings, who had disappeared on April 9. Ted Manlove, who lived across the river from where Herrick worked, is the last person known to have seen him' alive. The two men had visited at Manlove's cabin on the 9th of April and Herrick had left to cross the river to his cabin, using a log bridge which was never far above the water level and. in flood times was overflowed. It is presumed that Herrick, who was known to have been drinking some, had fallen into the river and drowned. Three days after his disappearance, Herrick's dog. Spruce, said to be his constant companion, was founc^ drowned and it is thought the dog might have lost its life in an effort to save His master. Herrick was a veteran of World War II, 41 years of age. His mother, Mrs. William Herrick of Boyd, Wisconsin, is the only known relative. Identification of the remains was made by a tattoo mark on his forearm and a description of the clothing the man'wore when last seen. Vets Create Labor Problem In State Serious concern is expressed by Warren Fowler, manager of-theji Ukiah office of the California State EmpJojTnent Service, over the increasing number of veterans now-leaving colleges and ulliver- slties .and . entering the Ipbor, market, 'ii., • , • «Pt8bIein'"'6f '{indintToh's" for these veterans has become acute"," Fowler said, "both locally • and nationally. So serious is the matter that the 'Veterans Employment Service of the United States Department of Kmployment will devote most of its 14th annual conference now in session in Detroit, to tho problem. i Urban F. Stewart, top man in' the state for the veterans employment service, is attending the conference. Fowler says there are now about 135,000 veterans enrolled in California colleges- and about 16,000 will graAiate in June. Approximately 12,000 veterans entered the labor market of this state following their graduation last February. WRECKAGE OF • THE tori Bragg radio broadcasting lower which collapsed Tueidaj" afternoon, causing the death of Tom Fahey of Portland. H steel M ?arker who was at work on the lower when it began to totter and dropped 300 feel to-.his death. Station KDAC was .duo to op»n,May first. —Photo by White Gun Cliib Meeting At I.O.O.R Monday Members of'the !Ulciah Rod & Gun - Club; will gather Monday Originally planned to held in Eureka, a regional Farm Bureau conference covering seven north coast counties will be held in Petaluma on June 26, according to a statement from Santa Rosa Saturday, saying that the directors of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau were busy with plans for that date, when they will be hosts to the conference. This meeting will bring together Farm Bureau directors and members from Sonoma, Marin, Napa. Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties for policy and project discussions. Everett Cox Hurt Instate Street Collision Everett Cox was treated for neck and back injuries Saturday morning after a collision between his coupe and a truck belonging to the B. & B. Wholesale Distributors at State and Perkins streets. Mr. Cox was coming north on State street and the truck, in charge of Robert Brown, traveling south, attempted a left tUrn at the intersection and met. headon the coupe which had stopped when Cox saw the truck turn into his path. Police Officer Simpson was an eye witness. 7:30 Club Re-elects George As President Dudley George was re-elected president of the 7:30 club of the Presbyterian church at its annual election meeting April 22. This will make his second term of office in the group which meets twice monthly for study, church improvement projects and social meetings. Mrs. Mildred Oxford was chosen vice president; Mrs. Frank Johnson is secretary; Mrs. John Jackson, treasurer and the social affairs committee for the year includes Mrs. Oxford, Mrs. Ralph Wright and Mrs. Herbert Thatcher. The club is planting four weeping birches on Dora street side of the church and other shrubs and foundation plants will be put in. Members voted to sponsor a refreshment concession at the 12th district fair in August. For a fundraising project, the club is serving the dinner for Redwood Empire Funeral Directors association in the municipal clubhouse this week. Ambulance Housed At Ulciah Funeral Chapel Hereafter the city ambulance Will be housed with the Ukiah Funeral Chapel where the telephone number is 68. Tills move Was taken at the meeting of the ambulance committee of the 20-30 Club last week. With this arrangement the sick and injured will be given the best of care and service and the vehicle housed under more "favorable conditions. ?»night' for the .first time: at theic #ife^5niSeti<tt''i>fe%6'ii#**^^^ h 'ail. Mam feature on the program will be the colored . film. Tackle Busters; , Several California game officials will be present to discuss tli2 prograiti for salting deer by airplane to decrease deer losses from parasitic diseases. Clarenog Mason will report on th^ recent meeting df the fisli and game commission in Spn Francisco where hunting regulations. f.or the coming season were adopted. ' Leo Shapovolov, district fisheries biologist, and one of the nation's ' foremost authorities on fish rescue work is' expected to be present and outline the bounty program for rescuing fingerling trout from drying streams this summer. The club' is conducting its annual'membership dri.'e and l' officials of the group have urged sportsmen arid prospective members to attend' the Monday meeting. Refreshmeiit's will be served. Members planning, to go on the Lake Pillsbury outing should make reservations with Larry Wildberger before May 6. REAL ESM MEN MEET||ip Empire s Expandrng Economy Subject of May I Parley Caught In Wreck While Enroute Home From Willits DEWED LIQUOR LICENSE The state board of equalization denied issuance of a liquor license to Fred W. Christ, Anchor Bay Resort 10 miles south of Point Arena, on the ground that public convenience arid necessity does not warrant issuance County Civilian Income Up 124.9 Per Cent to $33,921,000 SinceTear 1940 VISITS IN SANTA ROSA Mrs. Oliver W. Conrey of 652 South State street spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Santa Rosa. Mendocino county's civilian population enjoyed a 124.9 per cent iri'brease in income between 1940 and 1947—from $15,081,000 in 1940 to $33,921,000 last year— the research department of the California State Cl^amber of Commerce reveals. During the same period, civilian Incomes for the entire state increased 188.5 per cent, while in the north coast area, the hicrease was 119.2 per cent. The 1947 income of Mendocino county residents, according to the state chamber's preliminary estimate,' was 7.5 per cent over the estimate for 1946, or $31,562,000. Salaries and wages, which accounted for $9,433,000 of the county's incomes in 1940, rose to $17,256,000 in 1946, and reached $19,370,000 in 1947. Mendocino county proprietors' net incomes—profits of proprietors and partners in non-incorporated farm and business enterprises—^which totalled $3,105,000 in 1940 and $8,65,7,000 in 1946, reached $8,779,000 last year, according to the state chamber's preliminary estimates. Civilian incomes from dividends, interest, royalties and net rents was $863,000 in the county in 1940; $2,006,000 in 1946, and $2,201,000 last year. Other income or Mendocino county residents, including pensions,- payments to veterans, direct relief, compensation and social security paymgpts, amounted to $1,680,000 in 1940. This reached $3,643,000 in 1946 and declined to $3,571,000 in 1947. California's total civilian income was $5,549,300,000 in 1940. By 1946 the total was $14,504,700,000. The 1947 preliminary estimate, $16,009,500,000, is 188.5 per cent above the 1940 income, and 10.4 per cent over 1946. The four counties of the North region showed a 119.2 per cent increase in civilian income between 1940 and 1947,.and 8.7 per cent between'1946 and the following year. Total civilian income of these counties (Mendocino, Del Norte, Humboldt and Lake) was $54,302,000 ip. 1940; $109,456,000 in 1946, and $119,006,000 in 1947, the state chamber of coinmerce report says. Onward California, will be the theme of a joint meeting of niore than 350 members of the California Real Estate Association with the executive board and real estate unit of the Redwood Empire Association at Hoberg's Satur. day. May 1. A day o.f discussions of real e^ate and industrial problems of great importance to tfie expanded economy of the empire and all California will culminate in a Friendship Banquet in the evening, at which Harrison R. Baker, California state highway comms- sioner, will be master of ceremonies. Speakers will be Robert' R. Gros, Redwood Empire' Association executive board member and well-known publicist, and Fred B. Mitchell, president of the California Real Estate Association. Also on the dinner program wilj be Albert F. Beecher, president of the R.E.A.; Mrs. W. B. Griffiths, state vice president of District 21 of the C.R.E.A.; and Richard Fleisher, president of the Empire's real estate unit. The schedule during the day in eludes a breakfast meeting of the empire association executive board, sessions of the California Real Estate Association directors, and a meeting of the Redwood Empire publicity, tourist stimulation, and various state and federal campaigns of advantage to the empire and the tourist industry will be acted on and cleared at the association executive board meeting. Janies R. Phillips of Santd Rosa, who' was drrested Sunday after a collision south of Hopland at about midnight Saturday, was turned oyer to Soiioma county authorities for prosecution for' car theft.. . , Phillips-w;as racing,north on the Redwood highway when he collided with the car driven by Ralph E. Murray of San Francisco, injuring Mrs. Murray severely. PhilHps also suffered minor injuries. Murray, conductor of the San Francisco- Golden Gate Band, was returning home from Willits; where he had • conducted the an-' nual music festival of the Mendocino and';I:,ake. county high school' bands. '', • • Phillips: was driving a.Lincoln. Zephyr which he nad .stolen only minutes before at Cloverdale, reportedly from William T; Rich of that city. Rounding a curve in-the highway abovit'eight miles south ,q£ >Hojgland»'-Ehillipsiiwae.uUti the wrong .traffic -lane and crashed into the San Francisco car. After his arrest, Phillips was brought to LTciah and booked for drunk driving with injury and later released to Sonoma officers. Dean Kochester of Calpella, returning from Santa Rosa with Boy Scouts from Hopland and Cal- pella,4opkMr3. Murray and Phillips to Cloverdale for medical attention, 'While Dr. Sohler was attending Mrs. Murray, Phillips disappeared. , Rochester left his scouts at the scene of the accident where they directed traffic around the wreck until Officers Shortridge. and Stinehoff^ of the highway patrol took Over, : The patrolmen sent out a broadcast for Phliiips and his arrest by Santa Rosa police followed in his lodging house. Truck, Car Crash Near Low 6ap Intersection A Lakeport sedan driven by Curtis Pond and a 8-ton Watson- vlUe truck driven .by Erwin Sched- fer crashed Wednesday afternoon about 150 feet south of the intersection of the Low Gap road and the Redwood highway as Schedfer attempted to turn into the service station there. Pond was taken to the office of Dr. Arthur Miller for examination of minor injuries. Pond said he first saw the truck when it was about 240 feet away and traveling south. It was turh- ing to cross the highway and he was unable to stop and crashed into its right side near the front end. Officers Moore and Thomas investigated the accident. VISIT IN SAN JOSE Mr. and Mrs. Milton C. Nystrom motored to San Jose over the weekend to visit Mrs. Nystrom's relatives, the Jack Mos- •Lateat estimate of the cost of a new county hosf ^ $928,500, and it is too high — it calls for construction,.?)^ a building" tworthirds larger than required and the state welfare department is arbitrarily fixing standards for a plant •tMendbcino county doe^^ not need.and cannot afford.' i These were the conclusipps of the board of supervisors, the county, plannhig c»m}nij|ion and Dr. H,. ,0. Clelarid, county physician, given" at ^ nj #Sfiie Wednesday at which it was*de­ cided'the board will go .tiJ^^tfc- ramento on May 4 for a .showdown session ^vith C. A, WoUen- berg, staie director of social welfare. . . . . They will attempt to parsviUie plans to realistic requirements , of the county, either on a proposal to build a portion of ~the-i master plan oh which the estimate wa8 based; or to "chuck the'-^^Whrte thing," to quote Criairrflftft -SJd Haehl,' an4 build' the originally planhiBd striicture estimatM/Jtf^ "years ago at about $225 ,6bo. • It's costwovtld^' nearer $500;0,0l)' at the present, time, they agreed. CBU1I|OJI» CriHciied C. A. Calkins, Santa Kosa.^ai;qhi'- tect with whom the bpard, has been' workjnS since 1944, brought the new estimate from a San,Francisco, contractor.' It is-$4p,pp0':;un- der the iigure Of • $969,000 yrWch set the .'board back on its heels last: week^ - but 'still some huridred thousands too high. . ,, , Supervisor .-Guy Redwirie Was caustic.-in- his ^criticism,' of Caulkins' delay in*, drawipg up the plans until his J Original Contract f6r, a-.6,%;fee^h^d .>:^n ;outtM ;he obtalried a^sefebrid'Wri^ ' Caiilklns placed the blame for the delay :on- the state wdlare departmeri.t, v/hlch refused; approve for stale subsidy anything less than; the ' 167-bed structure, [.nearly twice as large as thte origi- nal'planiand.with wings, operating rooms and custodial quarters based on its oTwn estimate of the county's increased need? through popida- tiori growth. Chairman.Haehl was concilatory toward Caulkins and incUHed to place full responsibility on the state. ' , CriUcise< Estimate "Their estimate is so liigh they arp forcing us to draw away from building any hospital at aU," he aisserted. "I .wish," he said, "you would <\ome to the rescu'e of this board and tell us how we can clear our.skirts with reference to the pubUc .and the press and how we can build a suitable and satisfactory hospital in this county to cost nearer the $225,000 first estimated." ~ The first plan, Caulkins said, was npt design^ to meet state'and federal requirements for financial aid from these two agencies. It was based on the county's needs as outlined by Dr. Clelarid'.' " Dr. Cleland asserted a few minutes later that such a! recommended by, the state, would be two-thirds larger Uian rgqiiirgd and the unused , portion would —(Continued on Page 8^)-^'' . Roger Kent Ukiah Visitor On Monday Kelton Residence Burglary Cleared James Musgrave, 20, and George Lynn, 21, both of Laytonville, were brought to the county jail Saturday by Deputy Sheriff HoUings- worth of Laytonville and are held on charges of burglarizing the home of O. R. Kelton south oJE Laytonville on the night of February 17. . Kelton, who is owner of Boomer's Place at HiaytonviUe, owns a fine hoine near the Red Hill Cafe and the family was away at the time of the burglary. Ernest Van Ocker, living in a cabin near the home, heard the burglars as they were leaving and after calling for them to halt, fired at their car. AU that the men got for their crime was a few hundred pennies and a diamond engagement and wedding ring, all of which Hollingsworth recovered. The supposition is that they expected to find a considerable amount of money in the home. Rod & Gun Club Goes To Pillsbury May 15 The Xndah Rod & Gun Club has postponed the annual outing at Lake Pillsbury, from May 1 until May 15, the change having been made because of the continued uncertain weather and bad roads. Reservations for May 15 should be made with Larry 'Wildberger before Saturday, May 8. The club has some big plans for a fine entertainment. VETERAN IN'HOSPITAL Edward Best of Pine Ridge road went to Mare Island early last week where he entered the vet- iers and the George Hamers, for- erans' hospital for observation and merly of Ukiah. check-up. ' Roger Kent, 41-year-old Democratic • candidate for Congress,; in the First District, stopped off in Ukiah Monday night and Tuesday for a series of brief meetings with both Republican and Dehiocratic leaders on his second swing through the 11-county district.. His visit, in Ukiah followed ,a successful 5-day series of conferences in Sonoma county, inpltiding meetings at Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Hopland and Cloverdale. ' Kent, holder of the Silver Star for gallantry in action on Guadalcanal during the first months of the war, said his campaign was gaining momentum all thfougli the First District, especially among • the younger voters, and iMttciir' larly among veterans of World War II, who are prominent'• in ' his Kent for Congress Cominittees in Marin and Sonoma counties. Following his departure from Uikah, Kent stopped over briefly in Willits, and then headed |ntp Humboldt county, -.vhere he iaces a heavy 5-day. schedule of meetings and talks, featured by a ,15-i minute radio broadcast Friday from Eureka. ' .

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