Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on May 21, 1948 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, May 21, 1948
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Manclocino Counfy** Ptorff; Nawtpaptf DISPXTCH-DEMOCRAT OFBICE:' 164 East Staiidley St PGE DELAYED •'• Supervisors Find Bid of $15,740 Above Cosi Estimafe /The high cost of bridges bother- the county board of supervisors at their meeting Monday, May 17, when^'.bids were opened , for - the construction of the Thornton dpeeilc bridge in Potter Valley on tke ^ower ttouse ron^. .'' Tjpw • bidder was Kehncth Wtiited-of Oaltland, at $15,740^ Vhlch!. according to Supervisor "Guy-Rcdwine was more than a th/rd'over the estimate of th^e en- giiSeBrs who had put the cost of construction at about $10,000 for tJ^ ,60 foot concrete structure; Qthir bids were higher; Ahrens Construction Company of'Berke­ ley,; $15,890 and Reed and Tuttie of iiedwood valley, $16,600. ; „llp'order to give the matter niore consideration the board tooH the lorw," bid under advisement for future ^'action. f .'Neighborhood F«ud • j'The feud over a gate on the Al- bjoft Ridge .road No. 2 brought^ cijipiplairiartts before the board to t^iuest thatia temporary gate'bn ibe -road,; which has replaced a daniaged cattle guard be removed altid a new cattle guard constructed Iprelievc-n hazardous conditon on 'ia steep' hill. Clyde Price who replaced the cattle 'guard with the gate", with the: county's permission, has. filed criminal cojnplaint in justice cOlirt against Clyde Anderson, his ^'neighbor, for leaving the •gate open an'd the Andersons were there Jo seek redress. They were ' TeJj^esented- by Atty. Harry W. Palk.Jr.- Mr; and Mrs. Clyde Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Weaver Kitchen and ,tos. Fred Shondol were there -ito complain of the gate and the cJbrity!s 'delay in installing the cattle guard, and were promised by/the board that, action' will be talten to'remove the cause of neighborhood friction. , :.:'Mew Pxainage Diitrict ; iFTlday,-July 16 was set by the board *aa.the date -for a storm A^aihapje 'district •:j3pa;-d election in dftvelo'yalley.-.:', . J^eliamprearid K. Bovvers of ; betweeii.pos Bios and Covelo, the J^se'i Canyon district, came before Uje'. bqajs-d to complain .that righls df.f'way ' SoliiJ.- to the county and state'^'ior the county road has lei t iiSScll' with a damaged approach' to ttieir .property. A'hearing on the nijjtter, yifas; set for June • 2 when HusseU/'Cummings, county; . ei)- *gi'neer.|c'Bn tie':^ ' .ijeljainor?, 'Cohiplained that his Ij^asiw^S; has-bepn'isolated On a tiank 12. feet jabovii the; ;road and that. |j'rpii)aises' by .'.Ctttimings''to .ntiove.: hie; bviildiiif; bp.: piheiTvise coriritct,.; the In jury, have not been keftt /'t- 'i ". • ; iA/ ijequest from • tiie. Bay Area Aviatiobi Commission ;throUgh; the county planning obmmission, that an a|r-',msrking ptbgram be instituted jnvthe. county-w received w^ithioMt comment by the board; Published for 78 Years Weekly Dig^tf of Mendocino Counfy Newt City, Rtiral and Cowty News "From Every Section of Mendooino County DlSPATCtt-DBMOCRATi Phone Ukltth'Number 0—N— K mo era I VOLUME LXXDC URIAH, MENDOCINO CQIJNTY,' CALIFQRNtA. FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1948 NUMBER 33 Recognition For Weric Well Done BUTTE CO. DRIVER FRED B.'MITCHELL. Mi, piMidant, CaiUotnla RM' Atco- ciaiion, preients to Hubert B..Scudd*i. leedjnji c»jnlld»te iof eon- gtess. testimonial plaque in lecogniiion of Scti4d«r'a'outstanding services during five years ai State Real Estate; Conunissioiwr. The presentation was made at executive committee nieetlng. with Redwood Empire Unit, at Hoberg's famous Lake «o«pty resort. IbWii Hall Plans IreNpw Complete • Plans are how.oomplete for the filial'.Town^ .Hali meeting,' which will beheld Monday evening, May 24;'in Ae'auditorium of the elementary -school, beginning at 8 o'clock. • ' In addition to candidates for supervisor in this district, (the Second) candidates for the assembly from District No. 1 have been invited and have signified their intentions of being hero. iSecause one of the candidates for congress could not .cancel a previous engagement, the Breakfast club, under whose sponsorship the meetinjg is being, held, havie not invited other congressional candidates to be present. This" was done in fairness to all. Superior Judge Lilburn Gibson w.iil be moderator of the meeting. Residents of the Second; Super­ visorial District are expected to turn out in numbers to hear the several candidates for that office. Ther^ will be the usual period for questions'. Geo. P. Anderson Endorses Scudder Bppnyiilc Man Suing For Trespass Damage . Throuhg the law firm of Burke & .Rawles, H. Hi Crispin and Delva Crispin of Anderson valley this week filed a complaint against S. D. Buster claiming that Buster o\yns approximately 100 head of Karakul sheep which have been permitted to trespass upon the lands of the Crispins, destroying the grass and crops. A court order restraining the owner of the sheep from permitting them to trespass on .the Crispin lands, and damages of $800 and costs are -the objects of the suit. IN S. F. HOSPITAL Mrs. Velma Riggs of 886 Grove street is in Stanford Lane hospital in San Francisco for medical treatment. She le(t Ukiah on April II,' • . George P. Anderson, promment Ukiah Democrat of long standing, threw his support to Hubert.Scudf der for Congress this week wheii he.^ccept^d the chairmanship of tho local. Democratic- Scuddeprfori Congress committee! Proving that hiS' support is active and dynamic^ rather than-passive, he authorized a latter to Democratic voters. . In'it he. urged the election of SeudUer. over the two Democratic candidaies', one of whom, Bloger Kept,', has received the .official blessing of the Democratic Organir z^ttjlonln the.district, He said: : "As you. undoubtedly know, • I have beert a lifelong Democrat and a supporter, of o'ar present Da-no cratic * Congressman, - Clarence F. Lea; Mr.' Lisa is not a'candidate for I'e-election. On Juhe 1, we go to the polls to ballot for his sucr cesser. I have studied all of the candidates, and I am convinced that Hubert Scuddor of Sebastopol is the best man for the office. "Mr. Scudder's impressive rec-- ord shows he is a self-made man He started his business life as- a painter, being then a member of the Painters': Union. In addition to his legislative experience m the Assembly, Mr. Scudder has .served as City Councilman and Mayor of his home town. He is a veteran. He was appointed to an important state" position tReal Estate Commissioner) by Governor Warren in 1943." H. S. Agriculture Class To Reopen At the March meeting of the Ukiah high school board of trustees the re-establishment of the courses in agriculture was decided upon and since that time there has been an active effort to engage an instructor, without success to the present time. The plan is to engage one instructor to teach the subject 'n the Ukiah and Potter Valley schools and.' the re-establishment of the course is pending the engagement of a competent teacher. Tiie agriculture department was discontinued helre three years ago w;hen Roy Lanini was the instruct- or.and-resigned to enter the armed service. The present shortage of teachers in all subjects is reflected in the scarcity of teachers of agriculture. Hayward Car Overturns When Driver Blinded The car of IJoyd G. Midiffer of Hayward Was overturned Satur^ day afternoon four miles south of Hopland when Midiffer was blinded by the light of an approaching car and ran off the road. There were no injuries and no witnesses to the accident and no arrest. Midiffer was accompanied by Earl Disne.v, also of Haywerd. Patrolman Arif Stultz made the investigation, Feather Fal!s Man v ; Asked To Pay Big Sunnt For Collision . Henry l.ind.sey of Feather.Fallol. Buttsi county, is defendant in,a.3.f way damage' suit filed here .this week by Harold J. Benish and' Mrs. Pora Benish' of Calpella and Lorena Benisht a mmor child ipf; Mr. and Mrs. Benish, ithrough 'heij; guardian 'ad litem,-.Harold •Benish. Benish was an emplbye of; the Mitten Lumber' Company of Cal- peUa. A pickup.belonging to anddfiv^ en by. Henry Lindsey collided with the Benish car a half mile.north of •Calpella on November 27'>of jlast year. Tfie accident occurred at about. 10 o'clock at night,• cording to Lindsey's. statement to ,the. highway patrolmen who jvestigated the wreck, he was , turning across the. highway to enter an auto court .fpr :the.night when hit by the Benish'car.. '. -. Mrs.- penish is asking .$50,000 j^or her mjurifes which are listed as a.5-inch cUt. &cr(^s.her right cheeki a' cut over the right coVner of her mouth and another on her ohm, all of whjch- she claims ^re permanent. • ,. ' -. • j ; Harold Benish lists two broken nbp,;a cyt .Itnee-and. a-blpw on: his head: whioli reridered him unr conscious.lor,20.mmutes,.and general shock,, as his claims for $5000 damages. -He asks • -also for $550 for .the damage fo his- ear. • •' - Claims -made for the ;child .are torn ligaments, - bruises ' of - • tiie limbs'and shock, for which $2500^ are asked.' ' .• •The law. 'firm of ;Burke •& 'Rawles fit, Ukiah filed.the rcoi)*, plaint. DAIEMCflND High ScKool Music , Dept.,I n: Setml- Ann UQI Concert v: Tl5B.M'feprii}f.;!n»(t5iij£dfe'.'ind operetta, the semi-anmiol concert by the music'depajftment 'Of th^ "Ukiah high, school,.-(vlllvbe - heldvIA": the aud^tor^um• >6f. the- 'highschool ibuilding' on Wtidnesday..evenmg, Jund 2, begirining-at 8 olcjpcfci , Included. In tJie program: ,^!^ a short bat h'ilairlbus'Operetta;' The Minister's Aunt. Th6- ban4 ^ .Will play such sele'ctions as the: Sabre Dance, Old-Timers* Waltz Medley, marches and others. • Also included 'm the program win be theClprmet Concerto played by Gino Michelettl, which won first.honors at the Oakland'^Iusic Festival. . : Tuesday,. May. 25... the high I been .cut, plots, are. being cleaned school-band will march through land the campaign has two. weeks the business district of' Ukiah at I to go, but will have to stop this Cemetery Cleanup Pledges Lagging Cemetery clean-up. -work is about U> pome to, a- standstill "he-j, cause pledges of cash have not come in from-, organizations and individuals, Mrs. :l-iOUise A. Bern- b^rd, chairman of the: Saturday Afternoon Club cemetery clean-up committee Announced today. TaU grass In the. driveways, has UMx WiH Celebrate In 2-Day Observanfze l/klah will observe the National "Holiday for the first time in several years, with a program of events which •will begin on Saturday, the 3'd and conclude with a display of fireworks on Sunday night, July 4. • The events as assembled at this time' include a camiv^J :H£IiiENCHRISTOFF^RSON, center, ruled the Poller Valley Spring Zfifiival -vrith'h«r iji^tendants,. LoifsRouje,; left; and, Barbara Hoofc Pofter 1948 Festival Is Galq Gelebrafion .^^j .....'^.'...^..^i-.ii A. .....,.:.*.f-........,'.'j.......-- -,.^..,,.y.i,,.,.-.:.,. r ; • : Two' days of • westem-styte festivities ended in 'Pother Valley Siinday.evening with a rodeo which cymaxed a highly suce^spful Spring Festival. On the-theme of E&rly California, a spirited parade opened; thc) cel^bratiort at noon' Saturday nnrl; -fKArii A TOM'S - nftvftr.-a.'.^.dullT •'•"•• ••- '•'-''•• •'^"•.••'. • — FAiERS RATIFY RURALJRE DIST. Green Light Given Friday Night; Papers Being Prepared Friday night some 30 property owners of this valley met and decided to go ahead with the proposed rural fire district which had been under discussion at two pre-' vious meetings held in the Ukiah ! firehou'3lfflSfW»*ertTfthfflB5!IOn I was unanimous after hearing the report of the committee of which iKdith Beck' is chairman, which: was. named to discuss the proposition • with District Attorney: IJames E. Busch and recommend j which of three fire protection .acts was best suited to the local situation-. : The committee recommendei •the pftt of J1931 and the report was adopted. County Surveyor Russell, Cummmgs explained the proposed boundaries of the district, which were substantially the Same as; were pi'oposed at the beginning of the discussions and: roughly ex-tend: from the Forks north: of Ukiah to-Burke hill on the south,: extending east to. niclvide the Fl.^ ball'^pa/k, anna i«i**>.l.i..l-.MAlK.'~A+'^*WA-rM^.s4-A:'ti...i.:: •!• ..~rT<A ;'..n «J. 2: p.m. and tickets will- then be offered for sale. All .proceeds of the concert .will go.lor th6 purchase of new iiniforms and .there should be a'generous.response to the sale of tickets^ •J';'.,.'. Swimming Pool Open Thursday Ukiali's" rhiuniclpal' ;swim'ining pool was opened to high school swim teams Thursday, after' remaining closed ^longer tlian' usual this spring for extensive repairs. Dick Rittger, city recreational supervisor, reports that the: pool was filled for, the .first time Wednesday eveiiing, but that part of the work is still in the prpcess of completion and the public; wUl not be admitted for several more weeks: Repairs to the pool, ; deemed necessary for health, and .safety reasons, necessitated 'the delayed opening. Th?^ drainag;e system from the pool gutters arid. Rortidhs .of the .concrete' dedkfeg have been renewed and repaired at .eih.- estimated cost of $1006.. Rotarians W^ill Assist 1 At Willits Institution week from lack of funds, she said, unless they are sen't in promptly. She asked that all clubs and individuals who have pledged contributions send them m promptly so that the men engaged for the work, can be kept busy,, rather than having: to assemble a new crew if the money comes in too'late to keep the present crew at work. F BEHEAHma IS DENIED The public ulilitie* comitois- slon at .San Francisco on M*y 11 denied a potition for rehearing in the matter of the Antothi Truck Lines which was granted a ceriilieale of public convenience recently. The order finds that no good caiiise for a °rehe«r- ing appeared in the petition. \ • i Buy A Poppy Ukiah Rotarians will go to Willits in strength Saturday night for the "christening" of the new club in the municipal clubhouse there, following a 6:30 dinner. District Governor Harold Bostock and past district governors, Clarence Price and Joe Gabriel, will attend and there will be delegations from practically every club north of the bay district. The Willits club was sponsored by Ukiah Rotary and the institution is of special interfest to local members. - The supervisors have requested the division of highways to fix the weight limit: on two log bridges on the Fort Bragg-Willits I'oad- LADIES OF the V,F.W. AuxiU- aiy -will be on the street early Saturday to sell the small red poppies widch mean more health and comfort for disabled veterans and their underprivileged cliildren. Be generous — buy a Puppy for what they did for yow. and-.ther6:,.l.ii5sa,'Sinevej: .a, tnoraent untU the J,^6t bucking ,Tlo l ^f fcs, In Horse spilled out of the chUte iXSaniCllS IH ffitt'Sunday in- a'jnisty-rain that filled to i dampen the ardor of hillsides full of spectators in d natural bowl.qn. th^'Marvin Ho}-; man ranch. - ; With-a-vanguard of-highway pa-!, trohnen, .Queen Hielen Christof J fersOry. and - 'her attendants; Bar-i btira 'Hook and Lois Rouse, led the parade followed by .9 gallant clipper ship. The^e. were, early California prospectors, s'unbon- neted ladies of the old west, dash- mg cowboys, school-kids of the lit­ tle'red 'schoolhouBe era; groups of riding clubs from many areas all in gala-attire'- • . The effect .was a, pageant that mingled the old and the new w?st in a setting of enchanted'beauty in the qtilet valley surrounded by its green hills-ahdbenevdleht oaks. Th^ Remuda, Comes . There was^ one moftientof genuine dtama that t^lc the spectators' eyes froi^ 'the rodeo when costumed' riders'-brought the re-; muda of bU^qkijM,hp|ses.dowh from the hills landlheHspread like an animated fan _ across the land-; scape. ... - ' Two' outdoor barbecues provided hearty food fOr the visitors and prepared contestants for a lively prpgCami. Throughout Saturday afterriobn the athletic events were timed'-fast and provided splendid entertainment. An official list.dfwiqtiers will, be published in the Journal Thursday, together with Journal ;piCtilres, ofcon^ tests and pa.rajJe entries. III.spite of late..dapcing Saturday' night everyone • was on hand f or the -rpdep; -Sunc^ay -which begin with a, grand entry of scoreis of costiunedr nders jfed 'by a; Cpior:. guard. /White. rodep • contestialats hardly provided; "seriduis:; competi-- tion for top rodeo liahds: on thie big circuits, tiie show was a lively one with sonie rough spills and plenty of game competition. P. C. Ferguson took a mauling when his steer fell with • him and dragged him a few yards across the arena. The calf roping, in which El win Pettigrew was'tpps with his piggin' string on his -crittd in 24 3/5 seconds, provided more laughs than any other event. Louis Zanella's calf won in the competition to get him down but made no effort to tie Zanella's feet. Ms^y Loops Were Wide Ben Pritchett in a persevering mood got his veal" down and tied in 1:24 seconds and Ed James was —(Continued on Page 6)— Short Yield Off-Season, Late Blooming Take Toll Of 1948 Harvest • SACRAMENTO, May. 15 '(WNS) — Bartlett pears m California's large pear-producing districts will be considerably below last year's harvest, according to estimates made by the California crop and livestock reporting, service. ' Last year. Bartlett trees yielded 77 per cent.-of, the expected full crop, xvliil^ thi^ year the yield probably \vill drop to 68 per cent. Pear .varieties other than / Bartlett dropped from 79 per cent of full crop last year to 75 per cent, It was added. Though drought conditions were comparatively mild in heavy Bartlett pear producing counties, .such as Placer, Lake and Santa Clara, off-pattern weather is given as the reason for late blooming of trees, service -experts said. Latest surveys show Mendocino county has approximately 3521 acres in Ba.rtl6tt pears, a few of which are not as yet producing. The north coastal district, which includes Mendocino county, will yield approxiinately 80 per cent of the district expected full' crop, and. dance, band concert m municipaL park, Olympic aquatic stars m ballet ;revue, ' a county invitational swimming meet, baseball games and fireworks. : ; This wijl not be a celebration in the traditional -spread-eagle manner, but v/iU provide-a lot of' wholesome entertainment and eJt-- citmg contests; The events as are now lined' up by Paul Sutterley, secretary of that chamber of commerce, Will be substantially as .follows: . Saturday, July 3, the first of the summer street dances will' be staged. Adding, to the colorful and :successful Breakfast Club.affair of last year wdl. be carnival :boPths and games, decorated in red, white and bjue. Sunday; July .4, a Mendocino county invitational swimming meet will be held at the municipal pool. Youngsters from all over .the.coun­ ty will make for our plunge. Ribbons 'will be awarded and championships for the county establishr ed Iri various classes. --: During the swimming,events a band.concert wUl take place in the park and families 'will partake of their picnic lunches In the pleasant tradition of yesterday. "An • injpressive flag • ceremony -wiUVbe 'carrfed- out durmg the concert. Fans' of the national pastime will find their sport at the gone 'ranqh baek-bfthfe'Stato hosr pital iahd wegt to include some properties on Robinson creek. The full.description of the boundaries will be prepared by M?. CummingB and - will be incorporV -ated : in the petitions which the district attorney .will prepare for circulation. A copy will be provided for publication. The act of 1931 requires the sig- Tbwafd twilight a water • show will take place at the pool, staged by lovely swimming queens including the^ Curtis Sisters, Barbara Jensen a|id Sugar Sahner, of na- tipnal reputation. Ukiah's Fourth will be chmaxed by .a display, of .firewoi-ks. For many of our younger generation it Will- be the first they have ever seen. The 'Ukiah Fire Department natures of 25 per cent or more of twiU supeirise the show and dur- Chessali Given 4-Year Contract As Principal ^ The contraict renewal., given Principal W. A. Chessall by the •Ukiah high school trustees is for four years and is the first 4-year contract ever given a high school principal here, which is a matter of note and a cause for congratulations to all parties concerned, including patrons of the high school, and a proper recognition of the maily years of service given the jfechoil by Mr. Chessall, whose connection dates back to the end of World War 1. Mr. Chessall announcej that Mrs: Jean Ham of Potter Valley," who is,now with the Mendocino high school, has been engaged to teach gh'ls' physical education. holders of title or evidence of title to lands lying in one body, and whose names appear as such upon the last assessment rolls. This- requirement excludes all except property holders from voting when the special election is held It .was brought out during the discussion that property adjacent the boundaries, but not included m the original district may be taken into the district any time after its formation. A meeting held at Hopland on the night of May 7, when the matter of. including that area in the district was discussed, was not a representative turn,out, with only about a, dozen present. The opinion was, however, that they prefer their own district, centralized in Hopland for their ov/n protection. It was emphasized at the meeting in Ukiah that all signatures to the pbtitions which are to be circulated, must be made as they appear upon the assessment rolls, and that in the case of community property only can the husband and wife'both sign-the petition. Circulation of the petitions will be concluded as rapidly as possible SO: that the promoters of the district can get on to the next step iri the formation, which will be a resolution pf intention by the board of supervisors, fixing the time and place of hearing of the matter, not less than 3 days after adoption of the board's resolution. Mrs. "Vernon A. Boulware of 309 West Smith streeth, who has been in Ukiah General hospital since May 9, is reported by her family to be improving and hopes to be at home soon, Boonville Barber To Have Rehearing Marvel L. Richmond of Boonville will have his second trial by jury before Justice H. J. June on May 26 on the charge of drunk driving oji the highway. Last week a jury of nine failed to convict Richmond when they hung at 5 to 4. The charge at that time was drunk driving and drunk driving on the state highway. He was arrested by Deputy Sheriff E. R. Witter after he had backed out of a parking spot and hit the car belonging to Victor Sciaina. Richmond was represented by Attorney Floyd Darby of Healdsburg; Deputy District Attorney John E. Nelson appeared for the state. Richmond operates a BopnviUe barber shpp. ing - the proceedings rescue a "beautiOUs."..jnaiden from the flam, ing buildmg. Hiway Postoffice First-Trip Token For the inauguration of the Highway Postoffice Service, which IS promised for about the first of June, a special cachet will be used and stamp collectors desiring first- trip, cancellations should sendtheir. covers promptly, properly prepared and ready for mailing with postage prepaid at first-class rates to the postmaster at terminal cities of each route on which first-day cancellations are desired, The initial trip between Willits and San Francisco is designated Trip 1. The. initial trip between Sau' Francisco and Willits is Trip 2. Covers for cancellations should be properly addressed and stamped and sent under cover -to the postmaster Indicated, with endorsement on the covering wrapper for dispatch on the first trip , pf the Highway Postoffice. All covers intended for first-day cancellation should be in the hands of the; postmaster at ihe earliest possible time. Town Hall Meeting Monclay, May 24 A Town Hall meeting will be held in the grammar school auditorium next Monday evening, May 24, at 8 o'clock, arranged by.the Ukiah Breakfast Club so that residents of Ukiah and the entire Second Supervlsoral district can see, hear and get acquainted with the candidates for whom they wiU vote, at the June 1 primary election, including candidates - for supervisor and for congress from the First district. Frank Crane is chairman of the Civics Affairs committee of the Breakfast club. In -view of the number of candidates in the running, this should prove to be a meeting, of vrtde-- spread interest and attended by a capacity audience. Superior Judge Lilbum Gibson will be the moderator,

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