Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on May 28, 1948 · Page 3
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Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California · Page 3

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s >AY/,5(IAY 28, 1048 PISPAT.CH, DEMOCRAT, UKIA^,. CALIjFQRNIA 10, 20,-30, 46, BO YEARS AGO Prive Winning Floats Sr. 4 TEN YEARS AGO Jitne 3, t9N An automobile accide«t near the Fred RawlC'S •••ranch Anderson vaUoy sent.Henry Dockman of F6rt Bvagg to;.the hospJital and an:-'un-. idcnlin>Ad iroan rlduigf with hini; Was iMijured.: Driving', toward; yort BrafiBv^^jixockman hadpassed two oars and,,crashed into the .car oi' Ed - Brown- of ;Santa, Rosa which was. parked , by,: the side, of the road.= ,Dockn>an ''S car - careened across the road and thi-ew him and his companio.i out through the right door. A., son Was born May 31 to CoLinty. Schools Superintendent and Mrs. John W. Taylor of Ukiah. , Plans for the bridge across'the Eel river at Ilidgeway, now in the office (Of '.Qounty i Surveyor :E.,H. Sinith, call! fof. a. main span of; 290 • feetaffhc bridge was.swept away by:ithe, Daoeinbcr Hood. - •Mr.'ahdMrs. Victor Haskett of \Vinits lost all their furniture and personal- belongings, in a; jnidnight flUSlSatwday. which:gutted: the in- tjSL 'ior,!,o£ the /house which.is tie property'of:Fred Nelson;, • • itThe BurgesS: xanclii'on. Fellz creek was sold this week- to Fred Deagan of San -Francisco. -. • oJI,! G. Cunningham, special ageixt.for the Interstate Commerce Commission, was attacked by five men, and robbed of $15 and; his Wailetas he walked from his hotel fnfcWiUitS to take the.train for San Francisco the morning of. June 1. Seven suspects were taken into custody by the Willits police soon aftei,- the attack and Cunninghahi was ,able to identify two of tijem as members of the gang that:-assaulted, himi said to be members of thii Northwestern C.C.C, camp. ' The Redwood Valley fire truck is expected to arrive this week, a special job.for the valley's volunteer fire department. At the Iversen ranch at Point Ar^na eight new homes are being built for the Indians; and a water system established. Captain William Harp of the fish and game commission will go to - Eui'eka Friday to appear in Superior court on the appeal of Frank Shaffer of Eureka, who was fined $30 for illegal transportation df'crabs out of closed area. The appeal is, a test case and is attracting: much atteiition as it will de^ termine the law in the matter of ^ tailing crabs beyond the 3 -mile Mendocirto and Lake counties. • • Ray :l5cSmond;- chauffeur ior Mrs ^Uis, stqle the Ellis Packard Sunrf&y and .left for, :;th^ii south, qbaudOAing the. car 4t"San .Miguel limit. , TWEliTY YEARS AGO June 2, 1828 " • Br; Fleming, a- San Francisco brain specialist enroute by plane to -Willits, landed at the Uklah airport Wednesday under the impression that, he had reached his destination, which erriphasizes tJkiah's need of an adequate landing field and proper signing for the. benefit of aviators. 'Plans of a Carmel man for a mammoth, hydro-electric domestic water development on the north fork of the Eel river near Mina from which to supply Eu- rek.i and Pelaluma and intermediate points wei-e disclosed recently In" an application for water filed with the state division of water fights. The. proposed dam would; be near the: Van Dyke ranch, , about 18 mijes north of CovelO. -: ,-,:';; ' , ^ Albert Good, a Bakersfield dairyman, was in Round valley last week on the lookout for stock for his dairy farm. ., Two loads of hay that were be- iiig taken from the field by Roy Sherburn and Milt Begley of Co- ivelo burst into flames as the )( wagons passed each other on the "road. Workers in the field turned Hhe loads oyer and saved the wagons. Les AUenby came to Ukiah from V Crescent City this week and will •'be here until after the iharathon race. He brought with him Elmer Whippje, a young Indian runner •fand will train him here until the tace takes place.. ( Farm Advisor C. S. Myszka is p patient in the Howard Memorial aiospital at Willits following an Joperatioh for a ruptured appendix. He has been seriously ill since the operation. Boonviile had its second fire within three weeks when the A. R. Johnson home burned this Veck. The family was away and the fire is thought to have been caused by a defective flue. Part jof the furnishings were saved but most of the family's clothing was lost, as was also a small house dog bclo.nging to one cf the little girls. jA strong wind was blowing and the Methodist church, nearby caught file, but was extinguished before much damage was done. ,! Ukiah.now lias the mostcom- Eplelc ice cream pliint north of •JJan i -Francisco on the Redwood •highway. This was recently in- siuljed.; by Poulos. brothers, own;ors of the Maple Cafe, at.a cost •(if SJ2.pno. Tiiey expect to manu- jfacture'350 gallons of ice cream \ _daily tft, supply their own trade rftiid tlicir wiiolesulc business in THIRTY YRAR^ AGO May 31, 1918 Fred'Scholl returned •••Monday from a trip'to Point-Arena and brought details of: an- accident on the-.rroad 12i miles west of,: Boonviile: Saturday: evening. > A;: man who Jiad recently come into the neighborhood from Oakland and had taken a claim on the Garcia river was driving a team ,oyer what is known' as the Haines grade; About ,five miles up the •grade he stopped to peripit the horses to, rest. He was walking with tlie lines held in his hands and being ignorant of country grades, he took off, the brake before the team was under way. The heavily loaded wagon rolled backward, pulling the horses with it and plunged over the embankment; going down the hillside nearly 200 yards. Both horses were killed by the fall, one broke its neck and died instantly. The other was crushed by the weight of tl^e wagon and was disembowled in its struggles. The wagon was ma^lied into kindling wood. - ,> Lee Riggs of Redwood Valley is now a full-fiedged'fire warden and is asking the cooperation of all good citizens in the efforts for fire prevention. • The pig donated by G. A. Martin 6i Ukiah to the Red Cross fund last week netted the Red Cross $159 dollars at a raffle held last Saturday. Tom Moore was the winner and gave it back to be resold. Mr. Martin offered to take it back and keep it until it Veach- ed the age",of a hog when it wjU again be offered for sale. Women of California are wanted by Uncle Sam to aid in the harvest of crops and are to be known as the Women's- Land • Army. Fire on the morning of May 30 diestroyed the barn on the American Hop & Barley Company's ranch at Covelo and burned near­ ly'a'dozen head of hosres. Iiifor- mation that the fire appears to have' been of incendiary origin has been given to Sheriff Byrnes and a searching investigation will be matie. Marriage licenses' were issued this week~ to Anthony Stornetta and Mrs. Virginia Brandon of Point Arena, Charles B. Gibson of Caspar and Amelia Bowman of Fort Bragg. . Redwood valley has an epidemic of German measles on the west side.- , A 14-pound son was born at Ukiah on May 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mattern. ed- to kill William Hough last week near Al Johnson's camp. Hoe and Hough had had some trouble and Hoe borrowed a gun from JohnsoHj and is said to have followed Hough and took a shot at him. J. L, McNab Will deliver the address tb the Mendocino high school graduating class. FORTY YEARS AGO June 6, 1908 A great sensatioti was caused in Ukiah this week in the Miller- Cleveland contest for city marshal when it was discovered that the rejected and spoiled bal-lots were missing from tlie package that was supposed to contain all the ballots. Cleveland was declared elected by a margin of one vote and Miller filed a notice of contest. The recount was looked forward to with great interest as is all 1-majority oases. When the case'' came up for trial Tuesday the .first part of the day was taken up with argui-nents on demurrer. Bmally Judge White brushed aside all objections and the sealed pa.ckage containing the ^allots was brought in. The attorney for Cleveland objected to the admission of the package unless it could be proven that it contained all the ballots, including the rejected and sppiled ones. When the package was opened Attorney Thatcher, representing Miller, pulled but the ballots, then he turned pale and dropped into his chair when he found the spoiled and rejected ballots were not pj;esent. Consternation reigned, in tfce courtroom. Judge White then took a hand and the election officers were brought into court and sworn. They all testified that the spoiled and rejected ballots were placed in a separate envelope and all the ballots were placed in the locker in the city hall until next morning when they were turned.over to the city clerk, Lee Cunningham. Frank White ar\^ Lou Charlton placed the ballots in the locker and locked it. When Charlton and Cunningham went to get -the ballots the next morning they had difficulty ojpening the lock, showing it had been tampered with. Here is a matter for the grand jury, for the person who destroyed the integrity of the ballot strikes at the very foundation of our government and is no better than an anarchist or a dynamiter. Failing to find the baUots, Judge White dismissed the case, each side to pay its own costs. If the ballots are never found the cape may be opened rgain. William Hoe was arrested by Sheriff, Donohoe, who is convinced | FIFTY YEARS AGO June 3. 1898, Ensign W. H. Standley and Miss Eva Curtis were married in Ukiah last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock with ReViO. S. Barnum officiating at a quiet cerernbny \yith only near relatives of-the couple present. Hal came up, on.; tlie Friday train and with his bride departed Saturday., The couple Was raised in Ulciah and are well and favorable known throughout the county. Hal graduated, front Annapolis three years ago. His wife was one of Meridbcino c'ouhty's popular teachers who won friends wherever she taught. Those present at the wedding were Mrs. H. Standley, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Standley, Mr.' and Mi^s. E. B. Gibson, Mr., and Mrs. J, A. Jamison, Mrs. Hagans arid Bessie and Mrs. Brush arid Lena of "Cloverdale. Dr. J. Vf'. Blevins, formerly of this county, has located at Fairfield and is doing well. The board of supervisors meet in special session, tomorrow to receive propositions "from J'bhnspn's tiondsmen to settle the shortage in the accounts of the former sheriff. . Tom Chase lias sold his saloon at the Forks north of Ukiah to H. Montgomery of San; FrVncisco. "Wedding bells will fae ringing for tiyo of Usal's yoCmg men in a few days — Samuel Zerbe and Jamts Wilson. Names of the brides-to-be are not known to your Usal scribe." Organization of a Woodmen of the World lodge is progressing at Boonviile.' 'i The latest authentic reports of the war state that Admiral Schley attacked Cevera's fleet and bombarded the forts:'feif Santiago, winning a .signal victory. The Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas and New Orleans did most of the fighting and completely silenced the fort and did great damage to the Spanish' fleet. -" Total rainfall to date is 19.83 inches. J; H. Carothers has announced his candidacy for the office 6t FIRST PRIZE went Jo the CUppe? Ship float entered by the W,S.C.S. society of Potter Valley. - \Voman Injured In 101 Intersection Crash Emma kisselman of Areata received minor injuries in a collision Monday afternoon when the cars of Delbert Mltles of Dos Rios and Edward Kesselman, with whom she was riding, came together at the intersection of the Branscomb road and the Redwood highway. Mitles was crossing the highway land failed to oberve the approaching Areata car and was given a citation by Patrolman Evei-ett Ingram. INFANT DOLORES TOOLEY POTTER VALLEY GHAMMER'school took second prize'with its float depicting a school in the days of '49. :seven*and a haiS, years, is charged with being, conservative, .and admitted it, saying he' was ijiore ca'reful of the county's money than of his own. He recalled when the county wgs broke and unable to county auditor, subjecVto the de-'cash its town warrants, cision of- the Democratic, county.' Sam Erickson followed and said, convention. r that during his 17 years residence T. L. Hiatt ,pf Point Arena has here he had been trying to make secured the contract to build the an honest living, that he had a ED B.URRIS was the old prospector who won third honors for the Farm Bureau in the parade, ' ', Town Hall Meet —(Continued from Page 1,^— new school house at Greenwood. Modeleer Show —(Continued from Page D— dash to their appearance by sporting the white aero-mechanics jumper coveralls worn at airports. Apparent even to the casual observer was the high spirit of sportsmariship that was manifest in every department of the contest. Entrants who discovered tired batteries or other troubles with their planes at the last minute were aided immediately by their colleagues who unhesitatingly sup jjlied spare parts, tools or bat- tereis from their own kits, along with a generous. measure of encouragement and advice. Show Resourcefulness Contestants from Eureka, who were involved in an automobile accident on their way to thg meet; entered the park -with wrecked models. A touch Ox glue here and there and their frantic llth hour efforts enabled them to put the little planes back into flying condition and take home their allotment of the trophies. Flyers who encountered tough luck in crashing their models fought down their disappointment and took their defeat in a very fine way. Francis Trimeloni got a big hand for his pluck and skill in handling his model when the upper wing of his biplane buckled and came apart in flight. In spite of the fact that the fans expected a spectacular crack-up, Trimeloni managed to keep his little craft airborne until the gas supply was exhausted, bringing it in to a perfect landing. Three women. participants were entered in the meet. Mrs. A. Peden of Vallejo, whose 7-year-old son Billy was the youngest contestant in the meet, took second place trophy in the women's event. Completing the flying family is Mr. Peden, also a gas model veteran. Highest speed recorded Sunday in the speed circle was 127.66 miles per hour. The world's record sincere concern for the county^ welfare. He favors a good road to the coast, an adequate county hospital, a county health program and modern jail facilities. He believes that all the roads in District No. 2 can be made better. R.'O. Foster, a member of the county planhing commission for the past four years, told of his efforts toward a new jail and county hospital and of action delayed until the costs of such improvements are staggering. He is for a comprehensive health program. Paul Poulos was the last of the candidates to speak and contented himself with reviewing the history of his 25 yeai^ in this county; the successful-conduct of his own business and his efforts" toward the adv'ancemenf of his town and country, calling attention to his understanding, of the needs of the supervisorial district. Since the question slips turned in had resolved into a flank attack on the actions of the l^oard of supervisors and were directed to Supervisor Redwino, Judge Gibson gave hiin the last 15 minutes, in which to make his replies. In his defe'rise of the county board Redwine aaid he was not in favor of meeting the requirements of the state in regard to the health program, and he detailed the personnel and equipment necessary for such a. department and gave his idea of the cost, declaring he would go for a county health unit the people would vote the bonds. He blasted the Coyote valley dam as too costly for the county. Redwins gave his explanation tor- the increase in the number employed by the county welfare department and the appropriation for a county radio broadcasting station, saying that at present we arc paying Lake county .$2500 a year <or service through that tation. Roberts Retires I From High School J., p..Roberts, a member of the jSlaTi high school faculty for the last 17 years, has announced his intention of retiring at the close of the current school year. His determination, ho says, is on the advice of his physican and for the purpose of improving his impaired health. Mr. Roberts came to Ukiah in 1931 and has been head of the auto mechanics machine shop, giving instruction in welding, driving and maintenance and driving. Lately he has engaged in aircraft engine instruction. On the side, Mr. Roberts was tennis coach for 10 years and turned out winning teams for Ukiah high. He will remain in Ukiah where he is building a home, and as time passes may widen his field of aircraft instruction. The Roberts family came here from Yuba City where he tauglit three years. Formerly they were at Ceres for six years Two of their children have graduated from Ukiah high school and the third is a student there. Railway Workers Planning Picnic A picnic has been planned to be held at the municipal park grounds in Ukiah, Sunday, June 13, to which all employes of the North! western Pacific, their families and friends, are invited, according to D. C. Durham, Cloverdale agent. Retired railroad men are especially invited. Many activities are planned for tiie day, starting with an old- fashioned basket picnic, and the meeting time is set for 10:30 a .m. Golfing, swiipmihg, cards for ladies at the clubhouse and dancing, following the Flag day ceremony, have been planned for all in attendance. It's almost here — the Spring Roundup sponsoied by the riding for models is held by aii"Alameda |'^'^'^ °" ^""e 6. builder whose craft attained 153.09 miles per hour. Tommy 'Van Dyke, a former Ukiah boy who now lives at Sacramento, was one of the high point men in precision flying and took home two fine trophies. Spectators and contestants pro- success and Gene Learnard, contest director, expressed his appreciation of the assistance given him by the officials, members of the Lions Club.-police and fire department and all others who helped. Ukiali's annual meet is one of the Funeral services for Charles Bushby were held Monday from Lance & Zimmerman Chapel with Dr. Richard Van der Las officiating. Mr. Bushtjy was a native of England and liad been a resident of this comunity for the past 20 years. that this is the man who attempt- nounced the meet an outstanding, largest in the state. OLYMPIC HOTEL \ TAYUn & EDCr ST. • SAM FRANCISCO • GR 4-11M J ALL OUTSIDE ROOMS TILE BATH-SHOWER .GARAGE IN HOTEL. . FREE RADIO WIRE WRITE Friday, May 28, the State of California will require of Paul Charles Winton the extreme penalty for the murder on October 22, 1947, of his blind wife, his daughter, Mrs. Clifford Porter, and her husband, in their home at Mendocino, ir^a frenzy over real or fancied .wrongs. . • . I When 'Wmton was brought into Superior oourti for ar' raingnment he pleaded not guilty • and not guilty by reason of insanity, and at the request of his attorney he was committed to the Mendocino State Hospital for a .p e r if> d of observation. The alienists whp had him under observation found that he was sane at all times and when he was returned to tourt he withdrew his ple^ and Superior Judge Lilburn Gibson conducted a hearing to determine the •degree of Winton's guilt. On the m.orning of November 22, just a month after he had blasted three lives, Winton was sentenced to die in the lethal gas chamber at 'San Quentin prison and his case went automatically to the Supreme court for review. In the closing days of February the judgment of the Superior court was confirmed and the last of March the date of his execution was set for May 28. . Although Winton had maintained that he was anxious to have a quick conclusion of his sentence, it is said that an effort was made through the federal government to set aside the death penalty on the ground that the crime was committed on an Indian re^rvation. Before the triple murder Winton and his blind wife had been living in a cabin at the outskirts of JVIendocino when the Porter family, Cthe husband. Wife and two children), moved in over Winton's objections. According to Winton's" story the Porters refused to work, depending on the pension of the blind wife and mother for their food, and treated Winton badly until he deter.mined to kill them. He absented himself from home, drank to excess, and on the morning of October 22 returned and gained entrance to the kitchen. Clifford Porter was shot to death in the kitchen, the daugh- SerVices were held Thursday at 2 o'clock for Dolores Ann Tooley, 6-month-old daughter of Mrs. Margaret Tooley of Redwood Valley, who passed away after a short illness. Interment was in the Reser- vatioh Cemetery in the valley with the Eversole Mortuary in charge. W.F."Blll'*Whifhey Succumbeci^ tiie^sdciy To Heart Attack ter, clad in her night clothes, was killed on the stairway. Winton then sought out his blind wife and shot iier as she cowered in her room. Winton claimed that he intended to kill himself as soon as he had the two grandchildren taken care of. Placing them in his car he drove to the home of Mrs. Kenneth Tripp, another daughter, who lives south of Ukiah, where he was captured by Sheriff Broaddus, Deputy E. R. Witter, and Police Officer Travis Simpson soon after his arrival. Winton is a half-breed Indan who was born on the Del Norte Reservation 52 years ago. The woman he married in 1916 was of •yankee-Dutch descent, who later went blind. In 1930 Winton was sentenced to San Quentin for assault of his 13-year-old daughter. He was paroled in 1935 and returned to prison the next year. Wlt-LITS, May 26, — This city was deeply shocked and :iBriieved Tuesday when it was learnt jthfit W. F. ''BiU'' Whitney, had 'dled^ early that morning of a hewt attack. . ,,' . Mr. Whitney was a native' 'JSdh: ' of this valley where he was reared and attended the _ local schools. While still a young'mari he ent^- ed the insurance for a short time, ' For the past 23 years he has been [engaged in real estate, and dealing directly wth the public has made friends of his customers. Since 1932 he had been a member of the California State Board of Equalization. During his 48 years as a reisident of Willits Mr.. Whitney had been active in many organlzatioiis, .including the Odd Fellows, the Eagles, Druids, Modem Woodmen • of America, the Mendocino County Chamber of Commerce and was for years a member of the Santa. Rosa Elks and more recently of the Ukiah Elks. Surviving members of his family are his wife, Mrs. Wave Whii • ney, and their two sons, Farls and William P. Whitney, and a grandson, Rodney Whitney. Frank Whitney of Watsonville is his brother. Funeral services will be held Friday ahernoon, 28,' at 2 o'clock at the Willits Park pavilion with rites under the auspices of the Ukiah lodge of Elks at the pavilion and at the graveside, with three members of the Santa Rosn Elks participating. Interment vfOl he in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The L. P. Anker Mortuary will be in charge of the services; DONALD HOGAN AT HOME Donald Hogan is home' from Redding recovering from motor accident there a .week ago. His mother, Mrs. Ralph Hogan drove to Redding, where her son hits' been employed, and bfought Win home Monday, May 24; He suffered a badly fractured arm and expects to be six weeks in a cast. He will remain at home until he is able to return to work. Giant water tunnels 12 miles through granite will soon step up R G. and E. power Deep in Sierra granite near Jackson, expert miners are Uart- ing out two of the world's largest water tunnels... tunnels which will Boon help generate 154,000 new electrical horsepower for Nortbm and Central California. Already, in just a year's time, one of the tunnels—43,064 feet long—has been completed, and all but 3,000 fe«t of the second is finished. Completion date is early July. 200 feet a day has t»en avtr- age piogreiB, and rivalry is hioh as crews at both ends of the remaining tunnel Ijattle rock and time to beat each other. Special bonuses are paid for every foot over thirty; work goes on 'round the clock six days a week. The tunnels are feet high and 13 feet wide. On the Mokehimne River betow, the big new Elcctra powerhouse (one of two soon to be served by tjie tunnels) neatt completion. 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