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Friday, May 14, 1948
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r 4 PHONEJ. OFFICE Temporary Rooms Taken In Expansion Program Here J. F. Bronnan, local manager for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph. Company, announced Monday that the company's business office Is temporarily located in space adjoining the lobby of the Palace Hotel on North State street. •Brennan -stated that the move is a preliminary step in plans for the erection of a new building to be occupied by the telephone company OS Its business office. The building, to be erected by F. W. Sattdclin, will be located on Smith street, oppbsite. the Palace Hotel. Tfie plans call for a 1-story re- inforc^id concrete structure, 24x75 feoti The office is being designed to provide telephone patrons with tlje- utmost in convenience and comfort in the transaction of their telephone business. Construction is expected to start' in about 30 days and the building should be ready for occupancy about September 1. The space vacated in the former business office location "at 199 South School street will be utilized in the expansion of Ultiah's telephone system. Three additional switchboard positions needed to meet telephone service requirements here ^m\\ be provided. Actual installation is to start in about three weeks. Highway Postoff ice A new mail service has been announced for Ukiah and Willits and points south — a Highway pQstoffice, to be inaugurated June first. • Postmaster Ruby Cunningham received confirmation of the new service last week and some details, including the information that the truck by which the service will be handled is now ready in San Francisco. This is a vehicle comparable with a Greyhound bus and will be in charge of a driver and two mail clerics. Mail between the ba.y district and Willits, the northern terminal, will be liandled much as it is in mail cars. It will carry first-class mail, some third class and parcel post. The tentative schedule is for the arrival from the south at 11 a.m. and'returri ;from Willits at 2 p^m. Postmaster Cunningham admits that she is more thrilled over this new venture than over the air mail, and she thought she was at the top then. It will mean much less .work for the local office than the present system. Warden Is Given Assist By Suspect When game wardens called at the home of J. D. Smith near the Wheelbarrow mill last Friday they had nothing more tangible on Smith than a growing suspicion, and might have gone away with the same had he played it differently. Hearing that Smith had slaughtered two deer unlawfully, the wardens called to inquire if it was true. He said it was and after arranijing for time off he accompanied the officers to Willits and into tlie court of Justice Fred Foord where he was assessed $500, and given a long term contract to pay. Smith came into the Wheelbarrow country last January from Arkansas and is just beginning to learn about game wardens. Sulphur Dusting Is Causing Alarm Horticultural Commissioner Norman Buhn has answered some calls during the past week frovn ranchers who saw ominous clouds of sulphur dust coming their way from orchard dusting operations from the air. The fear was that the dust might be,of poisonous content and settling on grov/ing feed crops and range, jeopardize livestock. Mr. Buhn is authority for the statement that nothing poisonous has been used in this area and that nothing of that nature can be used without a permit. So far only sulphur dust has been used in this valley. Self-Commitment Back Fired On Dope Pedlar Albert* G. Palmer, 54, from down the peninsula, had himself committed to the Mendocino State Hospital some six weeks ago to escape the consequence of some alleged misdeeds. Last week he was brought out of the hospital by the sheriff's office and booked enroute to Palo Alto where he has business with the narcotics investigators. Officers from the peninsula came up Sunday and took Albert ;iway. MenHocinoGounTyV Pioneer N«wspaper DISPATGH-DBMOCRAT OFFIGE: 164 Bast Standley St, Published for 78 Years VOLUME LXXK CIHzens Insist Board Start Health Program By Berniece Balteiton The county board of supervisors felt the full weight of acciunulaled impatience over delays in a county health program Thursday. Indignation burst its bounds at the end of a day-long hearing on a proposed health department. Dr. Ellis Sox, chief of the local* health services of the state,' was mopping his brow after 1 hours of outlining a $58,000 ' annual health set-up. Supervisor Giiy Redwine had been interrupted in an attempt to explain to scores of representatives of cities, fraternal, school and civic organizations, why the architect's failure to re-vamp 1944 plans for a county hospital would now cost,th4 county $600,000 even with the T.B. ward and detention home eliminated. Chairman Ed Haehi was obviously deeply concerned about the cost of the health program on top of staggering costs required to build and maintain a county hospital, and appeared ready to propose further delay. Demands Prompt Action It was then that Mrs. Ina Ball of Fort Bragg got to her feet and demanded to know why, after 20 years of meetings, petitions and sti-uggling for decent health standards, even a minimum health program seemed still to be '.'just a mirage in the desert." The board, she stated, should come to a concrete decision. People would not go to the county hospital for the kind of care they are now getting there, she said. The county, Eaehl told her, has gone on record that it will not crucify the taxpayers by building a magnificent monument they cannot pay for. To this, Mrs. Ernest Lauteren ot Ukiah said, "They are goiiig to be crucified if we don't hate a health program." She demanded to know what the maximum lift in tlie tax rate will be with both the health program and the hospital,'and conjectures were made up to something around 30 cents added to the existing rate. Mrs. Lauteren said she did not think the people who want to protect tlieir children would think this exhorbitant. Mrs. Woodhead Speaks Tempers were somewhat frazzled by the time Mrs. Roy Woodhead, forced to leave the meeting to return to Fort Bragg, summed up what it was obvious many were thinking: "Why," she asked, "don't you gentlemen make out a program and budget it — give it to us — tell us what the tax rate will be, ho.w much will be required in a bond issue and let the voters decide? Call a special election if necessary. People have howled their heads off — the county has dillydallied until the price has gone up — now let's put it to a vote and it people don't want if if they want to stay in a state ot ignorance and bad care, the election will decide the issue." Frank Harader of the T.B. organization was another who emphasized the time has come for action. Listing the dozens of organizations, civic and official bodies represented, he said he believed those who want an adequate program for good health and prevention of tuberculosis and other communicable diseases will put —(Continued on Page 3)— EASrSlHIWAY Talmage-Hopland > Route Approved By Supervisors The East Side highway, the present county road from Talmage to Largo, will be under construction by the first of July, hairing unfor- seen difficulties, the board of supervisors meeting Wednesday in special session, having voted to apply for state and federal aid which is available, and'for which the time limit i.s running out. iThe total job will be in the neighborhood of: $236,000, . with $178,000 coming from state and federal funds, $24,000 coming from state funds and $15,000 to be pro- vi^ded from county iunds. ' The specifications', call.\for^ a paved highway, 2B-feet wide with all curves' brought "•up to; state standards. and .^h every, respect a first-class thoroughfare. State and federal funds wyi be used'in the construction . frona Talmage to Largo, and the .courjty y/ill complete the .rpa;dfit)T^ Largo to- Old Hoplandj a distance of four miles, and ^tronv Old Hpplgnd. i,o libpl and, a 'distance at one''VandC Bne^tia'lf miles. ••••y- Much work has already been done on bridges and Culverts, with three bridges completed and. another under waiy. ' According to Supervisor Guy Redwine, work should start by the middle, of tho coniing month. Weakly Digest of MenHdeino County Ngw« CSty, Rural apd County News Prom' Every Section of Mfendocino County DISPATCH-DEMOCRAT: Phbhe Ukiah-Number 0—N—B NUMBER 32 Charles Omba^un Died At St. Rosa Disabled Vets To Be Mothers Hosts The Mendocino County Chapter, Disabled American Veterans will be host to the Gold Star Mothers, as well as to their own mothers, at the Thursday evening meeting. May 13, in the Memorial building at Fort Bragg. A special Mother's Day program has been prepared with the assistance of Otyokwa Camp Fire Girls who are sponsored by the D.A.V. chapter. At the same time Commander Ture West will have a message of importance to every disabled veteran in Mendocino county which makes it very important that all members be present. BACK IN HOSPITAL Mrs. Charles E. Forman ot 611 West Clay street is back in Ukiah General Hospital after about a week at home from an earlier period there under the care of Dr. Arthur Miller, Services were held at the Eggen & Porter Funeral Homej Santa Rosa, Wednesday morning for Charles Ornbatin, 79, who died Sunday after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Ornbaun spent the major part of his life ranching near Ornbaun Springs, Mendocino county, where he was born. For the last 10 years he had lived at 1267 Barham avenue, Santa Rosa. The late Mary Jane Ornbaun, was his wife. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Letha Kendall of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Vera Nichols and Mrs. Anna. Kendall of Fresno; by two sons, Gilmore Ornbaun of Santa Rosa and Marshall Ornbaun of Pittsburg; by three sisters and five brothers, and by a number of grand- and great-grandchildren. Interment ' was at Ornbaun Springs Cemetery, Me^idocino county. Charles Ornbaun. was a brother of William Ornbaun of Ukiah, who with Mrs. Ornbaun and other local relatives attended the services. Sue7For End Of Timber Trespass An action filed hero Monday by Burke & Rawles, attorneys for Hartley and Margaret Hathaway, seeks a temporary * injunction against Forrest Watkins and Claude Rich, who are charged in the complaint with cutting trees and manufacturing split timber products on the lands of the Hatha- ways. The complaint says that over 20,000 board feet of timber have been cut and that the reasonable worth of the timber is $155. TreWe damages are asked, totaling $465, and an order restraining Watkins and Rich from removing the split stuff from the land. The Hathaways' property is located on the Orr Springs road. ; W. K. Davis of Ukiah, candidate for governor of District 4-B, Lions International, v/on out Sunday over a large field of strong cpn- tenders and can rest on his laurels for the formalities at Long Beach^ the third week in June when the district convention will be held and his election .is made official. Lions Report Fine Session Olynripic stars In , Aquacade Portion Of Entertainment ^ N -Jif^i sharp .distinction between ^OtpKressionalcandidates,. Hubert and vSterUng.Norgard, haSjXb^en revealed v in ^campaign, iitareijture ot.the past f?w .days. . t, SctKlder, a farmer mfember of ' thct Eibintiers' ynion, has' announc- led hiB "agreement in _ principle j wl tH trie Taft-Hartley; Labor X-aw, [•' aitaeiiih ;He' agrees 'with the Hu- j t^or? 'Of the' bill that some amendr. itt'eilts are needed and? others no .(Jbubt-will become necessary. fJ'Norgard, .however, vfavors out- rteht repeal of the Taft-Hartley J^w^-aiid vants the old Wagner •^t.revised. Norgard also approves iunion'.use 61'the secondary boy- cottj'but Scudder, would approve a Iww- that would prevent'injury to [i&tbcent:,parties such: as farmers •vmo. must get- perishable crops to •'ScuWer has declared his op- I^ositio];! to expanding govern- Bjentjawnership/of private busl- ftiasSv' icharglng that government ;<^({nership:?has.been proven inefli- IMent'-'iiid'Shier^:: iaV.a!-isMng •teh- pency, in. such,ownership to build up an expensive' tax fr^e bureau- ^acy,:.:pe..fa*ors control' of mo- ?j[qpplies. by,^strdng.;publlo utilities ijnmissibna,- vNorgard, ' on ; the ' Lions club delegates came'home from ' Hoberg's resort in Lake county Monday to. tell of an exceptionally fme convention with good entertainment at the annual conference of Lions International where W*. K* Davis of. Ukiah was named disfrict governor over three other'candidateS.''^^«'»"-''*-'TV, Over 4000. delegates from Dis^ trlct 4B attended the meeting i'at which Davis replaced FraiJc H. Beckman. Davis is the father 'in law of Arthur SchUder of Ukiah who is deputy district, governor and was chairman of the meeting assisted by Maurice J. O'Brieir of the Lakeport Lions club. The conference opened Wednes-n day With Sheriff C.' A.- Antrim of Lakeport welcoming the delegates. Some excellent talks were made during the five-day session which included one by J'ames H. Strayer of San Jose, Why 1 Am a Lion; also Dr. Courtice Swallow of San Leandro, Blind Wdrk In Alameda and Conti-a Costa Counties; J. Milton Johnson, president of the Hollywood club. Braille AC7 tivities; Howard N. RockafelloWi district governor, 4C, Where Do We Go From Here?; Albert F. Coyle of New York, Must We Fight Russia?; J. C. Thomas of Larkspur, John Ryan of Eureka, W. K. Davis of Ukiah, and Paul Hampton of Santa Rosa all spoke on "What I Would Do If I ^ere District Governor." The four last- named were candidates for the position of district governor. Thornas Robert, student from Elmhurst, won the Lions International district speaking' contest and will compete against students from other districts in the near future. Good ientertainment for the five day conference included square dancing performed to perfection by first and second grade students of the Lakeport elementary school; a beautiful water carnival with over thirty performers, many of whom were Olympic champions; the Spanish Dons drill team from Half Moon Bay, who were flown here for the conference; and many games and vaudeville acts. Another highlight of the aJEair was a breakfast catfish fry served Sunday morning.Ipy O'Brien, who has promised that the catfish fry will be held each year. MENDOCIKO UNBEATEN The Mendocino Merchants made it four straight by defeating the Signal Oilers of Vallejo 6-5 on MH,y 2, Sutterley Appointed N.R. Representative Paul Sutterley, secretary of the chamber of commerce, had new duties assigned to his busy schedule this week when he received appointment as commandant's representative of the 12th naval district reserve. The post was recently vacated by the resignation of Attorney Leo M. Cook. Sutterley will have local responsibility for promoting enlistment in the naval reserve, and for instruction and publicity in relation to reserve activities. Headquarters of the 12th district are in San Francisco, ;heir'band,'ihas .declared' for ex- .pansipn of ipublic;oWi*rship par- tioul^fly,: withv relation ;to, wAter smd^-power. , - • ^ *_'N'orgard'.is also undetstood. to vol- the formation ..jO^ thi^ij third •^jjlyl.advpcs^ted,'by Ifteni^ Wal'•""-'s .'^sufipprters. -Jt6rgard 'Has as tho democratic a and - republican tickets. Scuddei; has filed oply on.the democratic and republican tickets. . Other- candidates in the race for the post left vacant by the retirement of veteran Clarence Lea, are . Roland Virebb and Roger Kent.' • . . Geo. Richardson Sells Residence : George Richardson has sold his residential. property at Clay and Spring Streets which had been his home for the past 30 years. He tells the Journal that the home was built by F. A. Temple»on as an investment and that the Will Brunner famUy occupied it first 9nd were occupying it when Attorney Harold Brunner was born. The house is of six rooms and is built like all'buildings were constructed that far back and is in an excellent state of preservation. Mr, Richardson, before th 2 first World War, had a Studebaker agency and garage in what was the Norgard building at State and Stephenson street before the fire of a few years ago sWept the corner clean. It was built by Abe Rueff and leased to Richardson for a 'long term. The coniing 'of World War I brought a collapse of the tourist business and Richardson sold out to a man from the Pacific Northwest. . ' HELEN CHRISTOFFERSON will reign as qusen of the Spring Fes- Hval which opens Satuiday with a gala noon-day parade in Potter Valley. Her maid* of honor are Barbaia Hoolc and Lois Bouse, runneii-up in the licket- selUng contest which ended Wednesday nighti Business Relption Of Fort Bragg People Now In Court School Elections to Be Held May 21 The Ukiah high school and ele^ mentai-y school will elect two members of their respective boards of trustees at the electionson Friday of next week, with the polls opening in the grammar school building at 1 o'clock and remaining open until 6 o'clock. For intermediate school trustees the voting will be confined to the incumbents, M. E. Boesei and George W,Hovey, as the only candidates for the coming vacancies. In.the high school election the. number of candidates 'is four, ley and S. E. Mitchell of Uldah, and Gordon Foote and Terry Sandelin. The date again, is Friday, May 21.. • . , Realignment Job Is Now Under Way The preliminary work of realigning the Redwood highway from a mile and a half south of Forsythe Creek. bridge t6 three and a half miles north of that point has been under way this week by a.crew in charge of Engineer Harold Hanson. The present crew is composed of about a dozen men and will later be augmented to upwards of 100 as the scope of the work increases to require the additional help. The work in progress now is clearing the way for the grading. It is understood • that the contract calls for completion of the work early next spring, but under favorable working conditions that time may be cut so the end of the year inay see the new road in use. It is expected that the bulk of the laborers wU bivouac at Denny's park with trailer houses provided by the state for their accommodation. A number of Denny's cabins have berai taken for headquarters offices, it is said. Sondma Democrats Split Over Norgard sterling J. Norgard of Ukiah. wa;s the storm center, •of » special meeting of the Sonoma Comity Democratic Central Committee Monday night at Santa Rosa and which was reported,, "split wide open . . i on the issue of Sterling J. .. . .——~— —•—fNorgard, candidate for First AGREEMENT illRED tS^'S ^s brought about the split callfed'lor Noirgard's'repudiation,:by the Sonoma ; county c.entml qoiitimittef! ^las^ a Democratic ••candidate • toicon^^ gress from the First district.; ; 'dntroducing the. resbluUon; was John McPhee of Santa Rosi^,:wiip had previously beeni named chaii:- man of a Cotatt banquet to be held May'19 to hear all couiity Democrats runn.irig- 'for ofEice. - :S "After.a 2-hour battle the rteo^ lution waS, voted down 7 to 6 aiid. a subsequent resolution wa^^pass-; ed 4 to i, calling oft the bai^queti "McPhee accused .,Nprgwd of calling himself a Democrat^while he is nothing but a WaUacOi candidate.' . .'.'He said Norgard had 'foUowed the Wallace, line .in'interriktional as well ,fls national policies.'. -. ' ,'JMr. McPhae said he'had .previously told' central'•. ootnmitteie chairman, Herbert Waters > that he would resigrf as bancmet chairmgm unless the • ceiitral qpinmittee J*e- pudiated 'Nbrgard - as a candidate. ; Gy Bilin .of'Petaliima; wjio was described by; jijcPhee • .as • ? i,ea.^j|i; of the grpup.bpi»osed'-to the*reso- liitioii,, in/the ••abseric 'e '/bJv Mr. Waters, said' that Mcl^isie ajjd/ifiis supporters: Wei*e trying to ;tiSe the njieeting to Teojudlate. Norgard; and tp aid Roger .Ki6ht'st'^nd!c(aey. ?'Bihh also' .said ^he waf. n<it. necessarily supporting . Noirgard's candidacy .He said it was 'not legal for the central conunittee to, endorse a caiididate wheii there are- more .than orie in the fiieidi He denied that Noifgard was noit: eligible to:be a. Democratic candidate becaiise he had cross-filed. Every other candidate has cross-filed, he stated.,; ' iv "Asked if Mr. Norgard was a Wallace, follower, as asserted by Mr, McPhee, Bihn said: , , . 'f 'I don't know whether Wallace has crystallize his policies as yet. Norgard is going baAk to the New Deal more than to Wallace's policies. Mayt)e Wallace is following Norgard'." .. 1 ; Dispatches from San Rafael on Wednesday said that Roger Kent was bfflciall/ endorsed for First district congressmaii by the.Co­ lusa County pemocratic Central Committee. ' > Norgard On Pear Goiitrol Group Sterling Norgard of Ukiah and L. J. Hamilton of, takeport, are among the 13 growers and alternates nopiinated to the secretary of agrioiiltiire as members of the Bartlett 'pear, plums and Elberta peach control committee, -which includes also 12 members oiE the shippers group. Meeting in Sacramento last week, D. J, Elliott of Hood, Sacramento county, was chosen chairman of the committee and R. L. Tudsbury of Loomis was named vice chairman for the ensuing year. RENEW BALL PARK OPTION . The city council renewed its option Wednesday night to purchase the proposed ball park site near the city park, if and when the present ball park is sold. The option ties up the property for another six months while the sale of the South State street grounds, authorized by the voters last month, is pending. Visiting Ministers At Presbyterian Church On Sunday, June 13, the Rev. Coyne Gifford of Clifton, Ariz., will occupy the pulpit in the Presbyterian church and his appearance here is of particular interest to the congregation since Dr. Richard A. Van de Las has announced he will retire when a pastor is found to Replace him. Dr. Van der Las will be in the pulpit May. 23 and -will leave the following "Tuesday for Monnovia wriiere he will speak at the anniversary ceremonies of the Presbyterian church. •When he returns he will leave by plane for Seattle to attend the general assembly on May 27 and return in time to occupy the pulpit here on June 5. LEARNS MOTHER IS ILL Mrs. D. N, Munson of Lorraine street received word Monday that her mother, Mrs. J. W. Smith, is seriously ill in Compton. The Munsons had planned to leave June 1 for southern California and a trip into Mexico but are awaiting word of Mrs. Smith's health, which may make it necessary for Mrs. Mun- Dv. Gordon Havstad of Fort Brkgg, the defendant in a suit filed in.Superior court here Monday, -will be asked for a settlement of-the affairs of the Community Hospital at Fort Brate if the court renders judgment in favor of Marj- A. Webb, the plaintiff in the action. The.suit is the outgrowth of business' relations between the principals dating back to March 1, 1947, before which time, the complaint says, Mary Webb owned a hospital at Fort Bragg, which is designated as . the Old Hospital; and, she. Was .< entitled to all • accounts payable to the hospital for obligations arising from care, sferv- ices, etc.,-giv'en patients there prior to that date. At that time (March 1, 1947) it is claimed, an agreement was made between Webb and Havstad 'for the operation of the New Hospital, Dr. Havstad to.provide the building and'Webb to. operate and manage. As compensation from this joint' operation, i .the irionthly profits ffom the New Hospital, over and above the expenses of operation, were to be divided — the .first $800 to go to Webb, the second $300 to apply on,the purchsjse of new equipment, for the hospital, the principals to have equal interest in the equipment so purchased. All profits for the month,. over and above the first $600 were to be divided equally. Webb charges that at the outset Havstad.took over the books, accounts, etc., pertaining to the hospital, and that she was allowed no access to them, and that at the time the arrangement Was entered into there were large sums due her from patients served at the Old Hospital. It was agreed that it would be • convenient and expe- didious for Havstad to collect the outstanding accounts for the benefit of Webb, which he did, but had failed to render an accounting. The complaint asks for an accounting of all the dealings; an accounting of Havstad's collections for the benefit of Webb; judgment for amounts collected from the accounts of the Old Hospital; judgment for Webb's share of the profits from the New Hospital, and an order of the court that the equlpment^bought under the agree-l ment be sold or partitioned and divided. The complaint was filed through the law offices of Charles Kasch and Leo M. Cook. Home Is Damaged In Old Hopland Fire Thursday noon destroyed the upper portion of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fraiik Kay at the Valley Oaks Farm in Old Hopland. ' Mrs. Frank Brennan discovered the fire from their home and she and Mr. Brennan spread the alarm. Work of the employes on the farm, with a spray rig, and assistance from the Ukiah Fire Department saved, the lower part o.f the home. Most of the furniture and personal belongings were saved. Mr. Kay has been general maintenance man on the ranch for the past five years. Pept- Tradition As a part of the 30th anniver- sai-y of air mail celebration, which is to be held throughout the country from May 15 to 21, Postmaster .Ruby Cunningham has called attention to the traditional; policy of the postal service, to encourage every new means of transportation which could be integrated into the postal communication scheme — to overlook no medium which might contribute to the expedition oi; the tnails. In accordance with its traditional policy, to encourage all forihs of transportation progress and development, the Post Office Depart-r meiit chartered and sponsored many of the present domestic and foreign air mail routes. ... WAS m SACRAMENTO E. F. Hackman was in Sacramento Saturday and Sunday last to pttend a board meeting of California-State Employes Association. Hackman, who is associated with Mendocino State Hospital, is regional director of District 1. The Ukiah ambulance made a call to Hopland Tuesday to Old Hopland to bring to the hospital son to go earlier than planned for | Ralph E. Little, who had suffered a visit with her, « stroke, Elks Hold Impressive Mother's Day Servijcg A tribute to heroic mothers, of the past which should be an inspiration to mothers of today was paid by W. Karl Davis. Sunday afternoon in a beautifdl and im- jpressive Mother's Tay observation in Elks hall. Officers of the Elks lodge, led by Exalted Ruler Ed Jennings con^ ducted memorial Mother's 'Ddy services. Musical numbers were oh the Mother's Day theme, presented by Herbert; Cochrane, Virginia Locatelli, Gloria Pacini and Miss Lindquist. For the year ending JunQ 30, 1947, 28,467,028 pounds or 7 naiL, lion pieces of air maU ware carried in the U.S.

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