Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on May 28, 1948 · Page 1
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Friday, May 28, 1948
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Commits Himself To Inland Waterways Development Hubert B. Scudder, leading candidate for congress, whose name appears .Ion both Republican and Democratic ballots for the June 1 election; has declared himiself em- iphaticaily in favor oJ "immediate •construction of the Noyo breakwater.'' "The northern coast of California comprises some of the finest rishlng grounds in the United States," he said. "For the purpose of developing and protecting this industry I am firmly committed to a program for the development of Tiarbors and inland waterways. TWs includes, in an expansive de- •velopment program, the dredging •of Richardson Bay, Bodega Bay, Humboldt Bay, Crescent Bay and •the immediate construction of the Noyo brealcwater." Scudder expressed himself as definitely in favor of the Noyo project and declared that he will work. diligently toward securing necessary appropriations to bring the project to early completion, to the end that the Noyo may be made an all-year liarbor. Following a swing through the north coast counties, during which he visited Fort Bragg, Scudder spent the past week in the valley counties addressing a series of non-partisan meetings arranged by supporters in that area. The final pre-election days, he announced, will be devoted to his horhe county of Sonoma, and Marin county where Democratic supporters have arranged a mass meeting and rally designed to successfully terminate tbe campaign at the June 1 primary election. M^nHecTne County!t Pioneer NtwipopeF DISPATCH-DEMOCR,AT;dPFICaS: 164 Eafit. Standley St PubUshed for 78 Years Weekly PigetT of Menaoclno County Newi- City, Rural and Ckjunty Nws.From Every ' Section of Mendoolrio County ; DISPATGH-DEMOCftAT: -Phone TJkiah Number O—N—B mo era! VOLUME LXXDC UKIAH, miNDOClJSiP ^COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1948 NUMBER 34 Model eers Contests Attracts 109 Planes Ukiah Modeleers came through wltlitheir^ share of the 44 trophies offered in a field of 109 contestants in the Northem California A.M.A. contest at the South State atreej; ball' park here Sunday. Winners in the Junior Di'\^8ion were Don Underhill, Francis Trimeloni,-* - --—— — —r Wesley Caldwell and Leon !ivT Tl_"ll 1 Rieke New Ballpark No Wster Shortage ThreateniEBg Ukiah There is no cause for alarm over the shortage of city water, Mayor Forrest Hughes said today. After a warning by cnginesjs last v/eek that the water table had been dangerously lowered by river channel excavation, the council took quick action to direct the flow into city wells through underground gravel. Theer is plenty of water. Mayor Hughes says, ahd the problem is comparatively simple. A new pump will be installed in the new well on the Vichy road ss scon as tests are made to determine the proper size to handle the volume. The danger'existed when it was found the old city well had only nine feet ot water in the pit but it was discovered by City Engineer Gus Wallach, working with consulting engineers from Palo Alto, in time to provide new inflow before the shortage became acute. Kughes also wanted it understood that there is no criticism oh the part of the council of the excavating done by the army engineers to deepen the channel of the Russian river for the purposes of flood control. The project has the endorsement of tlie council, he said. Thursday Funeral For Leroy Albert Funeral services for Leroy "Hank" Albert were held Monday, May 24, at 2 o'clock from the Boonville Methodist church, with Elbert Holland of Ukiah officiating and followed by burial in the Boonville Cemetery. The Eversole Mortuary of Ukialj was in charge. Mr. Albert died at his home in Anderson valley Thursday, May 20. He was 44 years of age, unmarried and a resident of that section for the past 28 years and had engaged in ranching, • Surviving members of his family are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Albert; two sisters, Mrs. Russell Tolman and Mrs. Renee McGimsey, all of Boonville, and his brother, C. L. Albert of Mendocino city. • County Had 1215 Retail Concerns A study of retail outlets and sales in California during 1947, completed last week by the state board of equalization, indicates Mendocino county had 1215 establishments licensed to do business by the board at the close of the year. Income of resident civilians in the county for the year totaled $33,921,000, with a per capita income of $942 based on an estimated 36,000 population. The per capita sales for the third quarter of 1947, the board said, representing the last quarter on which statistics are complete, were $190, while the total taxable sales for the quarter were $6,838,- OOO, a 21.8 per cent increase over the same quarter in 1946. A year's experience showed results as members of the Ukiah club, blanked at last year's meet, were able to break into the win column against a field of veteran contestants from such distant points as Palo Alto, Stockton, Alameda, Oakland, Sacramento, Yuba City, Eureka, Santa Rosa, San Fx-ancisco, Vallejo, Albany and Petaluma. I Gas models of every description ! appeared as brilliant splashes of I color against the green of the ball park field as they took their place in the flight line. Precision flight entries were graded in A, B and C classes according to the power and size of the motors. Also figuring prominently in the meet were the sleek speed models, flown from a steel pylon in the southwest corner of the park. Another class of particular interest to admirers of fine craftsmanship were the intricate scale models, ranging, from World War I "Jennies" to shining modem sportsters. Latest i^uipmen. • Lay visitors at the meet gazed in wide-eyed astonisliment at the array of starting motors, too! kits, battery banks and other bewildering apparatus assembled by the model' builders arid flyers to serf- ice their,craft. The meet was^ruif ofi with air the elaborate'fpfecision and adherence to rul^ •character-' istic of the opei-ati!pn:.of a.nipdern airdrome;'with "'flyers 'and rtie- ohanics busy all day on thes tune- up strip adjoining .the flight circles,'nursing thfeir planes into tiptop ope,i;ating condition jjrepara- tory to their turn before the expert eyes of the judges. Mechanics swarmed briefly mto the flight circles, trundling ,lngeni>- ous starting motors mounted on rubbertired carts to service the tiny aircraft for the take-offs and remained close at hand, anxiously watching the performance of the planes in the expert hands of the flyers. Even the regalia worn by the various model clubs was colorful. Ukiab's own Modeleers were re|- splerideht in bright red jockey caps and white T-shirts bearing the club insignia. The Mustangs Club from San •Francisco added —(Continued on Page 3)— Associated With Mannon & Brazier Charles R. Bell is entering the practice of law in this county as an associate of the firm of Mannon & Brazier, the firm announced yesterday. Mr. Bell completed his undergraduate studies at the University ot California in 1940, where he was editor of the student dail.v. He then began the study of law at Boall Hall on the Berkeley campus. During the war he served as a fighter director officer abbrd Navy aircraft carriers, leaving the service from the staff of Rear Admiral W. D. Sample with the rank of lieutenant. • He received two Bronze Star medals and the Purple Heart. While completing his legal education after the war, he and his wife made their home in Berkeley. Mrs. Bell will join him in Ukiah as soon as he is able to find a house. Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Foster and son Lane were hunting abalones on tlie coast at the weekend. Lee Larson accompanied them. CROP DUSTING EXHIBITION The Garrett Company vineyard near the intersection of the Orr Springs road with the Redwood highway will be dusted from a helicopter next Tuesday morning as a demonstration by the California Spray Chemical Company, of which Bob Chase is distributor. WILLITS SAWMILL BURNED Fire which was discovoTed at 2:30 Thursday morning destroyed Ihn Bob Bates sawmill northwest of the Wniils airport causing a total loss of the building £ild damaging some of the machinery beyond repair. The fire was discovered by George Baskam who was working at a neighboring mill and who turned in the alarm. Plans Okeyed City Recreation Commission Suggests Master Plan The city Recreation Commission, appearing before the city council Wednesday night, ajiprov: od generally the plan for the new baseball and recreation park but suggested that a rriaster plan for all future improvements be drawn up now as a basis for its complete development. The plan as now- drawn by City Engineer Gus Wallach includes two. Softball diamonds,- one hardball diamond, space for bleachers on the west side, room for. later development of .a; football, field, tennis court and other adult recreation on the east sids, ' The commission, presenJted' its budget and asked .that -It be approved before* concrete.••recommendations : for the,, year's.- recreational acti vitie9«»are- given .to - the council. City •M ^nngerfA.' • R. Spreckelsen reported new fplay­ ground eaulprtent, long on ordei!, has arrived, it includes a slide and some,:swi[ngfr to be installed. In ithe vioitijty .ot thfe WaitJlijg pool in '.thecjtj: park, , ^ t ^ :' , ,.v Becreatlort DtfSatot Dick Rittger proposed that .swimming fees for boys and girls be.low;ered this summer, but action- was postponed, for further discussion, Mrs. Ernest ; Lauteren,.- commission chairman .and Harold Brunner were commission, members who appeared, following a meeting of their board before the council meeting; , Hittger was advised that Monr day nights and three; Thursday nights m the week are open at the clubhouse for more youth activities. Desk andifllmg space in the city hall wa^.arranged for Rittger, which he will shiiire with the navy recruiting officer. , • Ukiah Garden Clulb'Flower Show Owen Wm. Busch' Rites On Friday Funeral services for Owen William Busch of JPotter Valley will be held from the Pptter' Valley Community church Friday afternoon. May 28, at 2 o'clock, with Marguerite Cole, pastor of the church, officiating. Mr. Busch passed away on May 25 at the age of 82. He was a native of Pother Valley and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Busch, who were, among the very earliest settler? of that valley. He is survived by three daughters,, Mrs. Hazel Wooley of Potter Valley, Mrs. Ruth Parks of Hayward and Mrs. Elva Cole of San Francisco. Mrs. Belle Bevans of Potter Valley and Mrs. Fannie Holbrook of Martinez are his Asters and Gus Busch of Santa Rosa is. his brother. Interment will be In the Potter Valley Cemetery with the Eversole ] Mortuary of xntiah in charge of all services. SCENES 'FROM THE MAY .19 aipwejr exhibiti,in. the, Paittce hotel.; Up|>er ptfotograph. the central c^fplaY.In the.Canton r«f>in..'Lower, a'few of the exhibits and arrangentents .which-filled the-Canton room and overiltiwud into the hati and/lobby. WilUts Holds Charter Nite Rotarians From North Bay Attend Ceremonies Charter night at- Willits -found 160 Rotarians gathered them for the - ceremonies • Saturday night; May 22 ,wlth club representatives present from Hollister, • VallejQ, Sunnyvale, Buflmgame, Healds- barg, Guerneville, Lakeport, Garberville, Fortuna, Eureka and Ukiah. . Don Ward, president of Ukiah Rotary Club, was master of, ceremonies, as head of;spon-' soring the WilUts organization. Louis Bertain gave the. words of welcome and Past.District Go-ver- nor Clarence Price gave the history of Rotary. Past District Governor Joe Gabriel,, leading up to the presentation of the charter, spoke of the workingof Rotary and the obligations of a Rotarian. Music was provided by the Willits high school choir and orchestra. Charter-meinb'ers of .the Willits club are James Durnford, Ray Evans, A, B. Guslander, Joe Harrah, Austin Gray, Harold Robinson, Clarence Dart, Russell Ells, Roy Hampton, Evan Jones, Raymond Babcock, John Kiraly. William Stringer, Clinton Bell, Troy Maness, W. P. Keiffer, Wil- liani Vlach, Elywn Stanfield, Roland Johnsrud, Douglas Case, David Corbett, John Hardwick, Fred Leonard, Harold Casteel. C. I. Snyder, Snyder Plumbing Company, Ukiah, has, qualified for a license as plumbing contractor, .the contractors .license board has announced. Jordans Sue School fiist. Damages Asked For Collision With Potter School Bus MILK PRICE HIKE S THREATENING Hearing At Ukiah Called By Bureau Of Price Control .The bureau of milk price control has announced a public hear-l' ing to. be held iii the board of supervisors' room in the courthouse at Ukiah on Friday, June 11, lO:o'clock in th6 morning. This meeting is for the Lake and Mendocino nunty area and is one of'the 26 hearings calU ed by the bureau for'the purpose of considering amendments to the milk marketing and stabilization plans effective iti this area. W. B. Woodburn, chief o.f, the price control bureau, has said that a recent shafp advance in the price of ,milic for manufacturing purposes^ through the operation of the state's automatic pricing formula, • could result in an increase m the i)-n>riimum price, of milk paidr by consumers to distributors, and by uisn-ibutors to producers. ' . The reason for the recent sharp ' advance in the price of. manufacturing milk, says Mr. Woodburn, ;is the desire of-processors for supplies with' which' to :flU government orders under the'Marshall- plan. • • • ' • If schedules arfe amended, / to; give weight to the present. abnpr- mal.' price; 'relationship between' market and ^manufacturing ,milk,. the milkT price .-.increase may;*be averted,; Woodburn; says. O^i; the. basis of Its own cost data, and' on; that submitted,al the. hearings by; producers, and distri,butors, the, bu-- reiu will determine if amendmehts- are appropriate and serve the purpose .ptSve !]5il*;vCQntFQlAa<!Jtf - I No hearings have been- scheduled up6n-the resale price, ol. milk I to consumers. . Candidates Quizzed -In Town Hall Meeting V -Approximately 200 persons turned out Monddy pight for the Ukiah Breakfast Qub's peqond Town Hall meeting at the Ukiah grammar school, which got away to a late start and adjourned at 10:30, ending strong with Supervisor Gu,y ,—_—_ . •Redwine at the mike talking against time in att effort to The Ukiah Union High. Scliool District IS asked to pay a total of $5459.1? for injuries suffered by, Mrsi H. C. Jordan.:and for damr 3ge- to the car belonging, to her husband m .a- collision with a school bus on February 16, .suit having been .filed in- Superior court here last week through the law firm of Spurr & Brunner. The complaint IS against the school district, the boarl. of trustees and Chatles Wallace, princir pal of the Potter Valley., high school, which is a part of .the union high school district., The collision occurred at the intersection of County Roads 2-40-A and 2-42 and the complaint charges that Mrs. Jordan Was forced off' the road by the schpol bus'driven by Mr. Wallace and that she was injured when her car hit a. tree. She asks $5000 as general damages and $20 for medical services. Mr. Jordan is suing for $438.40 for damages to his car. The complaint states that a verified copy of the claim was presented to the trustees within the legal limits, which the board declined to approve. LambGrading Draws Crowd APPLYS FOR WATER RIGHTS An application for water diversion from Joseph S. Selby, Philo, for one cubic foot per second from Rancheria creek, tributary to the Navarro rjver, is On file with the state division of water j-esources at Sacramento. The project is to irrigate 50 acres and.estimated cost is $4000. Rotary Gets Look At Oil Prospects Frank R. Hatch,' representative of the Shell Oil Company, gave a very interesting talk to the Rotary Club Tuesday, discussing the present situation and future outlook of the oil Industry as regards the supply of ol} throughout the world. Hatch told of the outputs of various fields throughout the world', what we can expect in the future from these and new fields now in the exploratory stage. He also told of experiments in producing synthetic gasoline from coal, shale, natural gas, etc. Jack Clarke was program chairman. New members admitted were Harold Hull of Hull Sc. Poma, George Porter of General Petroleum and Francis Oden of the Ukiah Farmers Club, THOUGHTS ON MEMORIAL DAY This year, as in the years since 1941, it will be Memorial Day all over the world, in.the hearts of the Americaii people; •.While decorating the graves; ait-home their thoixghts go oUt to distant fields where the white crosses stand stiffly at attention over the final resting places of other American boys — Normandy and Anzio, Okinawa and Guadalcanal, France and Germany, North Africa and Sicily. It is fitting that those who died in battle should be remembered, but it is more important that we remember what'they died for. However much we eulogize them on Memorial Day, we are not paying our debt to them unless we are striving to make this world a better world — that kind of a world for which they made the great sacrifice. This end will not be achieved solely on the level of international conferences and diplomatic negotiations. Rather, it will come, in the main, through individual self-improvement, through the elimination in our own lives of hate, intolerance and injustice in all its forms. The world can be no,better than the people in it; the world can be no better than you. Through better lives then, let us build a better world in hbnor and in memory of o^r h?rojc ^ea^, Gro'wers from Hopland, Potter Valley, WilUts and all range, areas around Ul'Jiahgathered at. the Hawn ranch Friday • morning for the annual sheep grading demonstration under the. auspices of the County Farm Bureau Livestock Marlcetmg Association and the farm advisor's office. Floyd Hawn went to corisid-; erable trouble asseriibling and sorting the sheep so that various types and characteristics could be demonstrated. Farm Advisor Foote discussed the breeding program carried-on at the Hawn„ranoh and elsewhere in the.counfy-'and the various improvements- resulting from carefiil selection of desirable types. Ray Griffin, California Farm Bureau Livestock representative, spoke of the rapid rise in cooperative marlceting and the object of the selling agency in getting the best price for the grower on the day the stock is sold at the lowest selling cost. "Floco" Feldmiller, general manager of Valley Livestock Marketing Association, said that due to the drought lambs usually sold in April had been marketed in March, resulting in there being a light supply. That feeders are bidding, and in some instahces paying more than packers for--.fat lambs, to place in feed lots. He took several lambs and analyzed their marketabliity, telling why they would fall into certain grade and which types were used for various market outlefts.- • The group then moved to the BoohvlUe / fair •• grounds -where dethonstratlpns' were held. in' the afternoori,- and on ;Satui:day morn­ ing'at. the Irylri','Roberts ran6h, north of Fort Bragg.' -. Due to the interest shown and the value to growers, these demonstrations will be carried oii as a yearly affair. Flies To Minneapolis To Attend Wedding Mrs. Marie Cyrson of Oak street, left by plane Saturday for Minneapolis, Minn., where she wiU attend the wedding of her niece, Mary Kathleen Sipe and Dr. Henry George Egan, Jr. The wedding will take place Saturday, May 29, in Sacred Heart church,. Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Mrs. Cyrson, who will return by plane, expects to be gone from Uhiah for two weeks, NEW POLICIES FOR AIRPORTPROPOSEO New Commission VVould Assume Active Management ' A. proposal to take over complete management of the municipal airport was presented to the city council by the new Airport Advisory Commission - Wednesday I night and will be the subject of a special meeting of the council and. commission Wednesday night, June, 2. The [Commission also ad^ vised the. council to defer its application to Civil Aeronautics Authority for fuhds 'to match city money to build a new 2-story administration building at the airport.. • f H: C. Saulsberry presented the proposals in writing, as part of a/written . report .from the com,mission. to.' readjust management 'diffkultles at the airport. It recommends that one member of the commission be placed m active 'managemen.t • to direct, a • day tune nianager, a night watchman- (who Would 'live-on the premises) and a- substitute- assistanti- Salary costs, -8«ulsberry - aid, would/not 'exceed- those^ now' being paid when the manager ison a 24-hour 'jasis. Temporary, authority for the. commission' to arrange temporary hiana'gement w he n Manager Thoren Travel's resignation takes eilect May l,,was given the commission by the council. Saulsberry indicated the commission is ready to. fill the vacancy when and if the council delegates full control 'O that board whicli includes Arthur Schildor and Paul Poulos. . The report was commended by Mayor Forrest Hughes and members o^ the council for its detailed plans for repairs and maintenance, study and adoption of ground and flight control, leases of flying-school space and hangars, arid policies concerning CAA. , Their reason for deferring action on the new admitustratioh, building, Saulsberry said, is that the commission feels the CAA's demand for 800 feet of floor, space on the second floor would hamper administration and 'prevent the city from obtaining revenue from leases on the space. They believe CAA would not need more than 400 square feet and 'will take it up' with CAA representatives before a formal application is made. The city's share of the building cost will be $9000 to $12,000 and the investment'would be too high, Saulsberry said, if CAA is to occupy the entire second floor. answer all the questions directed to him. On the stage ' with Superior Judge Lijbiu-n Gibson, the Moderator, were RoUand C. Webb'of Petaluma, candidate for congress; Gilbert French of Garberville.and Norman Johnson of Fort Bragg, candidates for the assembly; Guy Redwine, .incumbent, and Sam Erickson, 11.' O. Foster arid,Paul Ppiilps, all. candidates for supervisor from the Second district;': The audience was slow in arriving' and tl^e ineeting was called to order by:,^udge Gibson at 8:30 which was 30 minutes late. "Then in order to finish out the allotted two hours in which the candidates wore to be heard and questioned the adjournment was delayed until 1P;3(5. MriFVench was later, and came into the*aH after- the meeting was well, under way and was accorded the. privilege;,of speaking soon • after hw arrival. He is a native of Humboldt county and,a veteran of Worie War I. Predicting ffserious matters'.'to come before- the legislature/" he promised to be a good representative. at Sacramento' "if elected to that. exalted office," promising to work for harmony between -ihdustry and labor.. "... Roiland -Webb- spoke briefly, saying that • he was • running - for congress because he was mad, de- olartngvhe-can no longer Jive on liis.income and'would like'to help bring labout a' change; H6 told a story about. a' prisoner who was discharged after guessing correctly which of the judge's eyes was glass.. It was the glass eye In which he had seen a sfiark of human kindness. Attorney Nqrman Johnson of FortJBragg followed Webb, saying that he v/as telling no stones about judges as he expected to practice for some time m Judge Gibson's court. As assemblyman he would work for road improvement, encouragement of agriculture, legislation beneficial to veterans and especially the disabled. Supervisor Red wine gave a brief resiime of his public service. He iias. been a supervisor for ., ^(Continued on Page 3)— Forman Services Sunday Afternoon Funeral services for Lilly Viola Forman will be held from' the Eversole Mortuary Sunday after- non at 2 o'clock with Rev. Charles G, . Lindemann, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating at the mortuary and graveside rites under the auspices of Kingsley phapter, Order of Eastern Star. •' Mrs".. Forman passed away in Ukiah after a long illness.'The family had been residents of this city for the past year and the home is at 611 West Clay street. She is survived by her husband, Charles Forman and two daughters, Mrs. Florence Ashley of Napa and Mrs. Alberta Loane of Vallejo. She is also survived by her rnother, Louisa Hartill of Wasli- ington, and five brothers and four sisters, Waltei-, Edward, Clarence, Elmer and Clifford Hartill of the State of .Washington, Mrs. Ruby Linke of Corvallis,' Oregon, Mrs. Verne Seafeldt of Chewelah, Washington, Mrs. Grace Craver of Demihg, Washington, and Mrs. Clara Norten. The Windsor Hotel at Fort Bragg has been sold to Joe Avila 9ih<i George Delfel, H. W. Brown, New Lions President H. W. Brown will take office as president of the Lions club at an installation dinner meeting, ^t 7:30 Thursdayevenlng, June i<ii,-at-the House of Garner when memljers v/iU entertain, their, ladies. Bro-wn's name headied the list of new Officers named by the nominating committee and approved at a meeting of the board of directors Monday night. May 24. Formal election was • held -at the regular luncheon meetiiig'on May 27. Brown will succeed Carl Daubeneck, who takes his place on the board as past president. Othei's who will take office are AI Anton, 'first vice president; Ben O. Foster, second vice president; George Portlock, third vice president; Thomas Brumback, secretary and Leslie Larson, treasurer*. The following will be named on on the board of directors: Gene Dietrich,' Robert' Frohn,: Ulirjier Presson and George Eckman. Tail Twisters are Dr. James Massen- giU and George Butt; Lion Tamer, Percy Ornbaun. The dinner installation meeting, to begin at 7:30 p.m., will take the place of the regular Thursday luncheon on June 10. Coast School Asks State For $124.010 A request for $124,010.46 from the Mendocino Union High School district will be before the state allocations board at its next meeting. If the request is granted, the funds would come from the $35,000,000 voted by the 1948 legislature for aid to impoverished school districts. 'The original request was $120,364 and it was one of the few which have submitted an amended request in a sum more than the original,

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