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r CONIE TO RESCUE Woodland Man Is Taken From Perilous Spot On Rock Men from the Point Arena life saving .station, the Point Cabrillo ]ightho,use and an expert line caater cooperated in the rescue of Ch^-lbs Llndheimer of Woodland from''. an almost submerged rock vwst of the Stickney ranch near Uittle River. ' Llndheimer and C. N. Scoggins o,t Wtiodland came to the coast country last week to take advantage of the abalone tides. They put up the Lazy Eye camp at Little kiver and Friday afternoon went to the rocks on the Stickney ranch to;gather mussels for fish, bait. It was not low tide and a sea was ruhning. Lindheimer tied a rope atfout his Waist and went to digging for mussels while Scoggins stood back a distance holding to J the rope. ,' A big wave came in and swamped Llndheimer and drove Scoggms back from his post and in his haste to get away Scoggins lost his end of the rope. Ijindheimer freed himself of the rope and rubber boots and managed to reach a rocky point a hundred feet away and climbed to temporary safety. Seeing his companion' safe for the time Scoggins went back to the camp and notified the Point Cabrillo station and two men were sent down. They were not equipped for rescue work so the Point Arena life saving station was called and men arrived about an hour after Llnd heimer had climbed on the rock, vyith the tide coming in and his situation becoming more dangerous. It was th^n that Scoggins brought his casting pole into play andilaid a 100-foot cast on the. rock where Lindheimer could' pick' it up. After that it was a matter of Liridheinrier pulling in the line with a rope attached, and su9ce3sively a cable heavy enough to 'support a breeches buoy and Arthur Fulcher of the coast guard went out and Lindheimer was hauled in. • The following day Lindheimer went abaloning, Rose Asking Big Damages Mrs. Florence Kasch of Wiilits "has been made defendant in a suit for' damages in which the total "a8ked-la-ti2;104-,85. • The action is the outcome of a collision on the main street of Wiilits between the automobile driven by Mrs. Kasch and the motorcycle ridden by Royal Rose, on October 2, 1947, in which Rose clahns he was cut and bruised, suffered a compound fracture of the middle third tibia and fibula, a wound of the left side of his face and head, dislocated right shoulder, suitered abrasions, internal and external injuries and shock. The damages claimed are $10,000 general damages, $659.35 for hospital expenses and $1245 for wages lost from the time of the acident until the 22nd day of the following March. Rose was an employee of a Wiilits laundry. Preston & Falk of Ukiah are his attorneys. Francis M. Hicks Services Monday Services • for Francis Marian Hicks of Covelo were held from the Eversole Mortuary Monday afternoon with Rev. J. A. Freeman officiating. Interment was in the Ukiah Masonic Cerhetery. Mr. Hicks passed away May 1 in Covelo at the home of his dliughter, Mrs. Marie Page, at the age of 88 years. He was a former resident of Calpella and is survived by two sons and three daughters. Cliff Hicks of Ukiah, Dennis Hicks of Blue Lake, Mrs. Leona Hearst of San Francisco, Mrs. Alice Preston of Palo Alto, Mrs. Marie Page of Covelo. Pallbearers were Ben McLintock, Harry Cromwell, Loren York, Mark York, Glen Howard and Mr. Donaldson. MenHocino CounTy's Pioneer New»papT DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT O^.TCE: leli East Standley St Weekly DigesT of MenJoctno County New« aty, Rural and County News From Every Section of Mendocino County DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phone Ukiah -Number 0—N-^-K mocral ^'CJ^^PEJlvnA, gRIDAy, MAY 7, 1948 NUMBER-81 Elementary School Expansion Program The bond election for the purpose .of voting elementary school bonds for the Ukiah Union Elementary School in the amount of $225,000 has been set for Thursday;'May 13. A statement by the board of trustees shows that during the l£ist 10 years the elemen-'' a- svjeet «t your feet; If I could pommahd, my I'd ask the blue heaVens -- -y,, I'd give you the world, but^lftstolicmtfdn't jay For the care you gave me. £j;m^^y:tt):4a9.i Resettlement Meeting Held tary school enrollment has increased from 476 to 871 m grades one to eight. The kindergarten has increased from 43 to 82 during the same period, so that the total enrollment is now over 900. Some classes now have Meeting to form a Mendocino 50 pupil^ and all indications point chapter of the Catholic Resettle- toward an even larger enrollment, nient committee for Europe'.s dis- The statement says, "Our school placed persons,, a- largfe group has been running inefficiently be- gathered in El Rosario.in the Al- cause of the lack of space. We are bertiniim Sunday afternoon undV financially able to hire more teach- the leadership of the Rev. Fr. ers, but have no place to put them. Roger Anderson whi> has been Many classes are too large; our named head of the movement for cafeteria needs to be expanded." this county. In the event that the bond issue ^ Garavanta presented Pr. An- carries, the seventh and eighth j^j.^^^ ^^^^ explained their pur- grade will be moved to ihe build- ^^^^ ^ program of education grade will be moved to ine ouua- p^^^^ ^ program of education ling to be erectfed on South Dora ^^^^ publicity on the tragic'con dition of Europe's D.P.s held in Street relieving the congestion at the present building and giving the following-facilities: Six to eight classrooms, combination play and auditorium, lunch room-cafeteria, necessary administration area and nur.se's quarters. If more can be had for the bond money the board plans to add a shop for training shop mechanics, room for home arts for girls, music room for band, orchestra and chorus. According to the trustees the new building is needed to relieve the intermediate grade overcrowding and care for the upper grades. Speakers to explain the school situation will be . furnished organ iaztion of the district on ne- quest. Kirbyf.. Ford Dies After Long Illness Coleman's Groceteria Is New Boonville Firm Kirby L. Ford, a member of one of the most prominent families of Mendocino county, passed away Monday morning at his home north of ths city following I long illness and a recent -ma- lor operation. Funeral services from the Eversole Mortuary will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Elbert Holland officiating and interment will be in Ukiah Cemetery. The pallbearers will be picked from among his first [cousins. Mr. Ford was 54 years of age and the son of W. A. Ford of Redwood Valley who came to this section in the early 90's. Kirby was the brother of Kirk Ford, county assessor, and the father of Melton, Henry and Lin Ford and Charlotte Lawton, Cleo Walsh and Nita Enright. He is also survived by his~wife, Mt^. Camelia Ford. Mr. Ford owned a ranch north of Ukiaji where the family home was located and was head of the Ford Gravel & Cement Company. He was a man pf many excellent traits and his friends were legion. Two Cited In No. State Auto Crash A North State street collision on Wednesday night of last week resulted in citations being issued to Alfred Townsend of Ukiah for failing to signal before turning into his driveway and to Reede C. Wise of the Square Deal Garage for having no license. Both cars were traveling north and Wise was attempting to,pass the car of Townsend as It was turned toward the driveway. Townsend told Police Officer Simpson that it was raining and he did not see Wise and did not signal. Coleman's Cash and^Carry Grocery came into being at Boonville on May 1 under the ownership of Orville Coleman, former manager of the Ukiah Safeway Store. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman are now settled in their new home at Boonville, which adjoins their store. The grocery business was a going concern which the Col:>mans purchased from Carrol Ornbaun and carries a complete line of groceries, meats and vegetables. They sold their Ukiah home to the Orn- bauns who will keep it as a rental property. Harlan Nichols of Hopland has been appointed county fish rescue officer. Friday morning in the 300 block . ,. „ on North State by Officers Griffis ^ffl" and Amundsen, was fined $160 for drunli driving when he appeared in Judge Pauli's court. If.I could command, my Mothei^fsweet/' : God would bless you forever an'4::^ive you a seat On a golden throne with iqbednj} crown . An* beautiful jewels to coverJydiJr gown, ' If I could ctaimand, dear Mo^er at mine, ' I'd roll back the years (or "ihetlieB that bind... ' I know I have failed you and'/cause^ you jiaih, But I'd kneel at'yow feet tor'your blessing again. ' , . If I could command, dear Wtotherpt.mine, I'd work aU my life, but tlYB^fe'^'istill rtot be tune To fill your last years with',^>flii,utj^ so great ^ You'dforget all the things tliai^?Hs'^lj<ttmde'yourvheaift ache. —Contributed. Mother's Doy Speaker GAS RATES GO UPjS„5f converted concentration . camps The problem is being studied by Jewish, Catholic and • Protestant groups throughout the nation. A graphic word picture of conditions in D.P, canips was presented by Joseph Rattigan; Ukiah attorney who explained the two major bills now before > congress which, if passed,; would permit displaced persons tb come; to this country under a quota system. Visiting pastors were called upon and each expressed willingness to help in iavery way possible. Interested laymen from other, parishes in the county were also present and entered into the discus- I Out-of-town priests who'attend ed the meeting w9reF'i-. Richard Gleason of Fort Braipg,Fr. Leopold O'Riordbn of Point Arena and Fr. Isador© Kennedy of, .Wii:|its, Drowned Man Was Piercy Resident Joseph P. Herrick, whose remains were found last week in the south fork of the Eel river 61 miles north of Wiilits, had been employed in and aroimd Piercy since the middle of last summer, going into that section from Lake county, it has been, learned since the remains were found. At the time of his disappearance on April lO he was employed by Rudy Hyde of Piercy, who made positive identification of the remains after they were tjrought to the mortuary at Wiilits. An oil truck driver delivering oil to the Redwood Highway Lumber Mill was the first to see the body, isubmerged in a foot of •water. Deputy Sheriff HoUings- worth of Laytonville was notified and with Logan Anker, Wiilits mortician, went to the scene. With the aid of James Smith, Ralph Owen, Boyd Simpson, E| B. Knox and Sam Erickson of Piercy and Harold Walker of Leggett Valley the corpse was pulled from the river. • A post mortem by Dr. R. B. Smalley of Wiilits showed an abrasion on the head which could have been received when he fell" from the narrow bridge and could have been a contributing cause of his death. Ci+y Pays Double For Propane On New Contract Cltyf gas. rates appear to .be in for a sharp increase, with announcement by Shell Oil Company to the city council Wednesd&y night that the city's present con^ tract for 3.1 cents.per gallon Propane will run out m June and can-^ not be renewed u»der 7.3 cents delivered at Martinez* The contract which was made in September 19,43 has. provided the city With . gas at, a considerably lower figure than is current elsewhere 6mce the base price began to climb during the war. ' .' , Shell Oil Company rfipreaent- ,^tives, A. C. Maynard-dni} A' F. P,lvimgj'eri , ^6f •.• S:a.h' 'Fraii^felsico kirought '>tIle.rif©Wf contraotM«wthe council and explained the' factor/' back of the increase. Their visit was the occasion, for a discussion of the Ukiah plant and how to meet the expansion required for new services, which Councilinan R. F. Clarke estimated will be some 20 per cent above existing facilities. / - • J i Maynard advised the city - to employ a competent gas plant engineer, not only to design new facilities but to fix rates. He believes heating of homes by gas should be discouraged by a rate structure that would make it uneconomical while gas supplies and equipment are scarce. He said the entire" stand-by plant should be scrapped at this time while steel is scarce and scrap is bringing a good price. ibisRfc)© Subscribers '•;t?)';Be Served Through ,:*lft<)r»vilie JncluaioAjOf -the present Philo t^tepHonbf.eich.ange m the Boonr vUle^'ex(:iiah;^e'; wais authorized at SMI Francisco April 29 m a de- |cl«i;jn /-^:(a ;£ilije'^Galtf6rhi& : Public: itftiliiies'tfdmtoisiioru ' ftuei .Piti^i'divTelephonev &: Tele^&ph^.'? Gomppny :;had' ^requested aujjhojfyygfqrjij^ ; The campany ^reported that the Philo _ex<:bp!ge ?w «si est^aljU . m . 1919 *8ind ,iattained a maximum' develop' 'i^tetiW ^f 42 .-stations in 1929. At |^^|ij^'t^ihe.^ei^ch|in^e' serVes'a pay jptajjlpn-;at,ithe-central office, an in- t 'diKulu^It.Une.b.usmess.station and (•197 :^*111, line .^Subscribers. S^^%|'lt?iPR?>9?l,^'•f.o ^^JP ^X? ^ans to ,%ntaise. fbei< exchange tirea' of PoipnvlUe;to;ii5icludo the 53 .square 5Ejii ^9?taj58^.,ilJ4he present Pliilo e3M?ange., Bxphange^rates.to.subscribers at Philo .will, not, be increased because of the proposed change and any revenue effeot-irom a change in toll.charges will be negligible< the commission decision reported. SUFFERED SEVERE BURNS Mrs. Betty Hafrell is recovering at the Ukiah General JHospital from severe burns about her face which she received Thursday evening when an accumulation of gas under a coffee urn at the Busy Bet restaurant exploded. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Moore of Ukiah. For awhile it was feared that the sight of her left eye would be impaired, but it is now believed she will suffer no permanent injury. Dr. Nicholas Zbitnoff is her physician. Sidewalk Repair Made Mandatory * Under consideration by the city council IS a new ordinance which will empower the city to require property owners to repair side- wallcs or have them repaired by the city and charged against their property. This procedure was suggested by City Clerk A. R. Spreckelsen A/ednesday night after he announced, the city's Insurance rates will go up considerably if better sidewalks are not maintained. A report by an outside engineer on the condition of sidewalks in tovm was presented by Spreckel sen who said he will meet with the engineer and council members next week to consider what can be. done. • ' Councilman Russell Richardson suggested banks be asked to provide long term loans at low interest for property-owners Who want to comply with terms of the proposed ordinance. W. K. PA VIS will be the speaker Sunday, May 9, at the Ukiah Elks lodge Mother's Day serivces in Elks hall at 2 p.m., to which the public is invited. Ed Jennings, exalted ruler, \yill conduct the services which will consist of vocal'solos by Virginia Locatelli, accompanied by Gloria Pacini, and by Herb Cochrane, accompanied by Miss Lindquist. Ewert Mitchell and Gene Corbett will sing a duet.. Mother's Day ifierviccs are traditional among Elks lodges 'all over the United States and the Ukiah observance will be the first held, the lodge having been .-instii tuted June 14, 1947, Time To Contribute To Annuol Cleanup of Cemetery Once again the Saturday Afternoon Club of 'Ukiah is sponsoring the annual cleanup of the cemetery. "The club has sponsored this project for many years and the gnal. I committee in charge this year is Clarence Jensen, arrested early I ^"'se A. Bemhard, chairman; - - ' Mrs. Arthur Tracy and Mrs. HAND MANGLED BY SAW John Marshall is recovering at — ~-_ the General hospital from an oper- Mi-s. Bemhard at 309 North State Letters have gone out over the weekend to those who usually contribute to this cause, as well as the various organizations in Ukiah, who always give to tbe project. Contributions should be sent to ation performed by Drs. Arthur street, and it is the desire of the and Glenn Miller on Thursday of committee to have the work start last week following an accident at at once in order that the cemetery his home on South State street may be in a neat and orderly con- where he was operating a power dition for Memorial Day. saw and suffered a bad injury to his left hand. His condition is — ,„ reported as satisfactory. Mrs. Mar- terley, secretary of the Ukiah shall recently returned home from Chamber of Commerce, is home the hospital . following a major from two weeks spent on a train- operation, ing cruise with the U.S.N.R, 4 Pretty Girls In Race For P. V. Festival Queen The fortunate thing about the contest for Spring Festival queen n Potter Valley's approaching two- day celebration, May 15-16, is that whichever contestant wins, they'll have a g'pfad looking queen. With two girls dropping oiit this Week the field: narrowed to lour who visited the Journal office together Wednesday, to have'their pictures taken and illustrated the amity with which they are making the race against one another. "Fhe candidates include Barbara Hook, daughter of Mr. and, Mrs. H. D. Hook, who has curly brown hair and bright brown eyes; she is an eighth grader. Helen ChriS' tofferson, another pretty brunette is a senior in high school and the daughter of Mrs. Geneva Christofferson of Potter Valley. Lois Rouse goes to Eel river school and is in the eighth grade. She has lovely dark hair, serious brown eyes and a lovely smile. Vera Smith lights up the dark haired members of the quartette with bright golden red hair and blue eyes. She is the daughter of Edward Smith of Potter Valley and a high school junior. Mrs. Ted Smalley, is chairman of the queen contest. , Dorothy Potts . and Dolores Strickland • dropped . out of the race Which ends next "Thursday. Don Hulbert, hahdling publicity for the festival was in town' "Tuesday and reported the rodeo is going to be the best ever this year witli Marvin Holman in charge. The parade is getting well organized undei* the leadership of Lloyd Hughes and ' Lawrence Clark, is putting together a program of lively athletic' events. There will'fee berbeques each day. Paul Poulos.is putting on the Saturday out-of-door mid day banquet and the Potter Valley Riding club is in charge of the one which will be held Sunday. Hundreds of out of town visitors are expected end the committee headed by Branson Gillogly, Herbert Pickle and L. Bufford is promising them their journey to the Spring Festival will be well worth while. Organize Here to Work For Scudder A Scudder-JFor-Gongress committee, of Mendocino county was Organized in the Palape Hotel Monday ni^t in a m,eetlng of the Republican men's, and. Vi^otflen's brgaii^ations'uriderith'^^^^ ship-of'Arthur Schllder: Earl Maize, Jr., of WUlits was named chairman of the group to promote the nomination oi' the Sebastopol man who has recently resigned as state real estate commissioner. He is opposed in the primary by a Petaluma Republican, Roland Webb,» but the local committee voiced the b^jlief that Ws personal popularity and wide acquaintanceship can easily result m his election m the primary over his opponents which include Roger Kent and Sterling Norgard. Charles Melville of Fort Bragg was chosen vice chairman of the committee, Lloyd Bittenljender of Ukiah is treasurer, and Harry W, Falk, Jr., Ukiah, is secretary. Modelefers To Compete Soon May 23 is the date of the second annual Mode! Airplane contest cosponsored by Ukiah Lions club and Ukiah Modeleers. It will be held at the Ukiah ball park. Invitations have been sent to over 50 northern California model airplane clubs. The program will begin at 9 o'clock Sunday morning and will last to around 4 or 5 p.m. Admission is free and there will be plenty of action with the usual crack-ups which go along with all model airplane contests. People attending Ukiah's first annual contest will not^ have to be urged to attend this year as they know a real show is promised. This year there wiU be more Ukiah contestants as the Ukiah Modeleers have been practicing for many months and have some real flyers. The Lions club committee headed by Don Nassie with' very able assistance from all club members are enthusiastic about the prospects of the contest. They feel that they are sponsoring a project which gives the maximum of pleasure to those who attend and affords many young folk.-; a means of expressing their ability. •The mo^el airplane business in the United States is no small thing. It is a multi-million dollar business. Chrysler Corporation is sponsoring an international contest in August at Detroit. Who can teU, mayb«j some of our local talent may choose to participate. There is hope that the public may find time to spend at least a few minutes at the contest to give encouragement to local boys participat ing. - Mrs. Dorothy Abert, Mrs. Elvah Vivian, Ramona Abert and Mavis Hooker made the trip to Fort Ross Sunday. Alder Pt. Man Dies In Bell Springs Wreck A short circuit that caused .the horn of his wrecked truck to sound incessantly led to the discovery of the .(Je'ad body of George W. Ciark of Alder Point, Humboldt county, Tuesday night, pmned in. the wreckage at the bottom of :a 60*foot cliff and wholly screen- llkiah Pound . Gets Airing Councilmen Hear Humane Society Plea For Reform Public and official response to the §lea for a better dog pound has beeii- very gratifying, the Ukiah Humane Society said today after the city council in-complete accord agreed Wednesday night to work with the organization for new and sanitary quarters for impounded animals. Mrs. Louise Bet-nhard, appearing on behalf of the society told the council she had had constant phone calls since the article calling attention to conditions at the pound appeared in Monday's Journal, and with the support promised her she is confident a permanent location can be found where the ^animals will be better cared for. Each member of the council expressed concern over the situation and authorized the society to "find a satisfactory place where the dog wards will not'dis-, turb people withv*their hpwling, and where permanent: pens; can be provided with an adequate water supply. , • . Also supportingthp program 'for a^new deal for strays, ..K...-B.Wal-. lach, county-, humane; officer^: an= noah (;)Spr' today that-all huihane laws will be strictly enforced. According to state laws, a dog must be destroyed after 98 hours if not redeemed- by its owner. Councilman Larry Wildberger expressed the. belief there should be some laxity in the observance of this rule since, in a small community, goo'd homes are often found for dogs If there is time'/to do this. It was also reported the Ukiah Rod and Gun club will ask the council to earmark all dog license fees for a fund to provide regular feeding for the impounded animals. The city now pays $8 per month rental for fhe present pens at the tallow works on Law Gop road. The council believes something can be found in the same locality which is far enough from dwellings to assure that the dogs will not become a howling nuisance. Falk Made Member Of Bank Advisors Harry W. Falk, Jr., attorney at law, was appointed a member of the Ukiah Bank of America advisory board. W. N. Smith, manager of the branch, who made the announcement, said the appoint- njpnt increases the membership of the board to six. Falk, who is a member of the law firna-of Preston & Falk, and son of Judge' Harry W. Falk of Eureka. He will serve with Joseph R. Figone, chairman of the board, Clyde Eddie, vice chairman, Karl Hol'zhauSer, Arthur J. Schll der and Russell H. Ells. Bank of America branch advisory boards function throughout the state, with members' experience and knowledge of local conditions enabling them to lend counsel to branch officials. Semi-Pros First Foes Of Ukiah Merchants The,Ukiah Merchants will step right into .fast company next Sunday in their opening game of the season on the local field when they cross bats with the Holly Packers of Oakland, one of the fastest teams of the whole bay area. The Packers finished in second place last season in the Alameda- San Mateo League, a collection of semi-pro pastimers. Sunday's game at the usual hour. MENOOCINO HAS BALL CLUB Having defeated Fort Bragg 13-10, Point Arena 3-2 and Boonville 5-1, the 'Mendocino baseball team was outstanding in the coast section as the one undefeated team of the area. ed from the highway by the dense growth of brush into which the vehicle plunged at about 6 o'clock n^ar Bell Springs, The , pott mortem at :3yUU^/ showed that Clark diodioj a heart attack, it was also Itianiied ibibugh 'the Anker Mortuary there that the dead man's father Uvet^in Sain Francisco and !Ji» has .children -in Foituna and Eureka. The body WiU be iaken to Eureka lor biirial. . Deputy Sheriffs William Wfhite of Ukiah and Curtis HoUin^worth of Laytonville went north,' Tuesday night and made an investigation for the coroner's records, but the whole story will not be learned here until the report of' highway Patrolmaii Ingram is -submitted to the Ukiah headquarters'. In the opinion of Deputy Sheriff White the accident was ther'result of Clark falling asleep or. suffering a heart attack. White traced the tracks of the truck as it left the mountain road to where the plunge was taken and found no indication that an effort had been made to steer the truck back to the road. The accident 'Was at a point about a mile, south of .the-.county line, near Bell Springs. A housewife of the; 'neighborhood heard, the continuous. blare of th^ horn and when her husband: came ^pme- .tblii 'hirn. feaWd'ysome<me^^«^^^ j gone off the' gtade. He went to iiives 'tl ^te,'? saw:^ tte"'tlirfe*?iip*ks . a,nd traced "them to the e'd^e^ol the cliff.J -wrilch -was-'a "SKeer • drop from the road. ' Clark's leg, was pinned inside the: truck cab while his body was thrown through the upper part of the door. ' ' ' Clark was known to have taken friend home in his truck and was enroute to his own' home at Alder Point when he met his death. The officers were able to gather only fragmentary facts concerning the dead man and his movements . The body was taken out and to the Anker Mortuary at .Wiilits where a post morteiri was ordered by the coroner's office to determine the cause of his death. X-Ray Unit In City 2 Days Next Weeic The mobile x-ray unit sponsored by the Ukiah Twenty-Thirty' Club in connection with the Xrray screening service conducted ^. by the Mendocino County Tubercu-' losis Association will be in Ukiah Monday, May 10, stationed at the high school gym for adults only from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On May 11 it will be stationed on East Standley, street at^the rear of the Davis Shoe Store and will operate'.Jrom noon until 6 p.m. AU places of business are urged to give their employees time to be x-rayed during these hours. It requires only a few minutes. Restaurants and business houses where all employees are x-rayed will receive a certificate to post in their places of business signifying they have cooperated 100 per cent. Norman "Miller o:l' the Twenty- Thirty Club heads the sponsoring committee. , Remember, "You can fight what you can see!" David Squires Buried Herei at Private Rites Private services for David Squires were held Saturday from the UkiaU Funeral Chapel at 2 o'clock with Rev. E. H. Benson officiating and interment in the family plot in Ukiah Cemetery. Mr. Squires passed away, ai Santa Rosa Apr'H 4. He was a brother of Mrs. Hfenry Mercer of Ukiah and Charles Squires of San Diego and a member of the pioneer Squires family, who .left Ukiah 20 years ago. Effective May 1 the Lake County General Hospital was closed to pay patients by a decree of the county supervisors.