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FREDtHlMOND SAN MATEO, DEAD Bridge Builder Was PbriVier Resident; Well Known Here Mr. and Mrs. Herman Runkel received a. telephone message Sunday attemoon from the family of Frederick W. Hammond of San Maleo tcuing of t^.^ rleath of Mr. HAmmond, following an extended illness. Mr. Hammond, retired Pacific coast presidrtit and general manager ot the John A. Roebling Sons Company; manufacturers of steel cable, at one time owned a residence on the Robmson creek road and was well known in this vicinity and the family have many friends here. He was known m the construction field, both here and in the east for his work of suspension bridge construction and it was his firm that supplied the cable for the Golden Gate bridge. Thsy disposed of their home here just before the beginning of the war, A long-time resident of San •Francisco and San Mateo, Menclocfno Counfy's Pioneer Newspaper blSPATCII-DEMOCRATOFP^ICEJ: 164 East Standley St. Published for 78 Years ' Weekly DigetT of Menadcino Counfy New« City, Riiral and Ckmnty-'NewsFrom Every Sectioix. of Mendocino County , DISPATCH'DBMOCRAT: Phonfe Ufciah Number' O—N—B VOLUME LXXDC UKIAH, MENDOCINO COUNTY, .CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948 NUMBER 36 Soils Through the Air With Greatest Eas6 BY ROTARY GUEST • National C.C. Man Speaks On Movement In United States The Ukiah Rotary Club had for guest speaker at the Tuesday . Mr. I luncheon Jacob D. Allen of San Hammond was a member of the I Francisco, national affairs ad- Islam Temple of the Shrine, the Scottish Rite lodge of Masons and the San Francisco Jlotary Club. Surviving members of his family are his widow, Mrs. Sadie Hammond and two children, Frederick W. Hammond, Jr., and Mrs. Mary Merle, all of San Mateo. Funeral services will be held in the Gray & Company chapel, Di- visldero and Post streets, San Francisco) at 2. o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. X-Ray Survey Results Told Kighty-seven of the 518? individuals x-rayed when the state mobile x-ray unit toured \ the county several Weeks ago have been refet^ed to their private physicians for furthenmedlcal examination, according to the Mendocino County Tuberculosis Association. Of those' referred for further ?tudy 12 were tentatively declared tubercular, 15 suspicious, 25 heart conditions and 34 other chest diseases which included tumors, pliauroil adjiesiohs and abnormal rib fprmairoriii. JPrivate'^pHyBlcians are aiding the association tip determine the value of such a survey by reporting back 0(i each case'referred' tb-therh!-' No school children showed evir dpnce of active adult type tuberculosis. Several heart conditons were revealed in schobl age children which is important when children are compelled to turn out for athletics. Negative reports are being mailed this week. , The films were read this year by, Dr. Waldo Oechsli, roentge nologist of the state, department of. health. Complete reports of the x-ray screening will be released at a later date. Broaddus Would Employ Trusties . Prisoners serving sentences in the county jail will have an opportunity to get out of cramped quarters during the working day if the request of Sheriff B. G. Broaddus is approved by the board of supervisors. Broaddus asked the board Wednesday to let him use. the prisoners for labor on the new radio tower being constructed north of town, and in and about the jail. The law provides that such prisoners may be employed as trustif- knd be given time oft their sentences in addition to time off for good behavior. There would be an additional saving to the county if they can be used for maintenance work in the court house grounds, Broaddus said, and it would relieve badly conj'ested conditions in which prisoners are now getting on each others' nerves. Escape being a felony, he feels none would risk leaving if placed at work as trus- Ues. The board will pass a resolution permitting them to work If, after discussion, they conclude it is advisable, they told Broaddus. Two Were Injured In Coast Accident Patrolman" £. W. Molseed ot Fort Bragg arrested Virgil H. Russell of WiUlts on May 22 after Russell's car had hit the bank and overturned in making a left turn t^o fast. He was charged v/ith reckless driving. Minnie Brown of Ukiah, who was a passenger in Russell's car, received major injuries and was taken to the Redwood Coast Hospital. Russell received minor injuries which were treated at the same hospital. The accident took place at 10 o'clock in the evening on the Navarro road about 10 miles .east ot Jacob D. Allen visor, U. S. Chamber ot Commerce, who spoke at some length on The Truth About Communism. "There are two lines of Communist success in the United States today," Mr. Allen said. "The first is the formation ot a front organization. The second is boring into, or infiltrating respectable groups. Thus, Communists bore into the labor movement, the government, the presSj radio and the movies, and even the church and school. ' "A front organization is a group which ; is apparently respectable, but which was actually organized and. is currently controlled' by Communists. These work apjiar- ently for high-sounding aims: peace, democracy, or social reform. It secures prominent people for sponsors, who are taken in by its program. It uses them to collect money and acquire prestige. Then it cleverly twists the group into a voice for some particular Communist policy. "There are hundreds of such fronts in the United States. Among the fronts that deal with general problems are the Progressive Citizens of America, the Civil Rights Congress and the National Council ot American-Soviet Friendship. Those .aurang at special groups include the National Negro Congress, American Youth For Democracy, and the Congress of American Women. But there are more—• for "religoin, atomic scientists, farmers, consumers, businessmen and others." Visitors at the Tuesday luncheon were Ralph DeVoto, Philip Crump, and Van Nation ot Lakeport, George Sargent of Columbus, Ohio, and J. P. Morris of Kentwood, Louisiana. Attorney Harry Falk was program chairman. ULTA HOCK, with Bing Bingham up, taking the hurdles at the ITkiah Riding Otub's Spring Roundup, District Fair Grounds, T7)d«h. Sunday, June 6. Ulto Rock is owned by Patiecce Mellais of Santa Rosa and was the winner of the third award. A —Photo by Geo. Sutherland Big Attendance Ukiah Riding Club Roundupt The Ukiah Riding Club's spring roundup played to a> large and appreciative audience at the District fair grounds Sunday, under ideal weather conditions and with the 16-event program going through without serious hitch and focqsing.; the attentibri of the audiencet ' Move Started To Close Johnson Tract Streets A proposal to close Lovers Lane in the Johnson tract north of the city, and two other streets shown on the map of the tract but never opened to traffic, will have a hearing before the board of supervisors on July 1 at 2 p.m. The closing was requested by Attorney Irving Brazier on behalf of the Masonite Corporation which will operate in that area. Lovers Lane, Brazier said, is not an essential thoroughfare in that district and he knows of no objection on the part of property owners to its being closed. The streets, which include Lambert avenue and Roder boulevard, have been dedicated to the county and would revert back to property owners in the event they are closed. Freemans Dispose Of Feed Yard Interests Mr. and Mrs. Edward Freeman have sold their interest in the Freeman-Newhall, Inc., feed lots on the north highway to their partner, George Newhall, who took possession on June 1 and will continue to operate independently. The Freemans will now be able to devote all their time to the Ukiah Auction Yards, which they the jui;iction of that road with i owned independent of their former Highway No. 28. i interest in the feed yards, at all timeg, , 941 seROM^ W W came| dunhg;, 566wgirl contest when the horse.:ridden by Mrs. Jack Myers of Santa Bosa fell and rolled completely over her, m- tlicting-a broken left shoulder. Mrs. Myers ..y/as;; taken to the Ukiah General HbsRital in the station wagori orD', -L.' Birifeham and from there' to a.hospital in Santa. Rosa where x-rayS'ireyealed the broken shdulderi'lBingham was accompanied bjf Mrs.patricia Mellar, nurse and 'x-ray•,J«thnician of Santa Rosa, and ihisr' husband. The drawing jfbr'the saddle mare was won by HClty Councilman Laurence Wildb'erger. Mayor Forrest Hughes superintended the j drawing and Karen Schilder drew the ticket stub from the container. Four hundred and ninety tickets were sold ori the horse. EABogner'was the lucky person in the drawing for the saddle. The paid admissions were in the neighborhood of 600. Parade awards-ware won by M. R. Groves of Healdsburg for men's' best single entry;' Anna Wui-z of Napa for ladles' best single entry; Mr. and Mrs. Sid Davis of Lower Lake for best matched pair; Ukiah Junior Riding Club for parade's best group; Mrs. Garabacci for most representative cowgirl; Sid Kelly of Cotati for most repre- tative junior cowboy; Judy Bingham, flag bearer, for most representative junior cowgirl;.Mr. and Mrs. Thomas of Ukiah for best matched pair; Harrison Crow for most representative senior cowboy. Events Awairds Halt-mile fck )t race, Lawrence Rupe, first; Bill Portlbck, second; Donald Richardson, third. Time 2:16.8. Jumpers,"'. Bud- Lutesinger on Dusty, first; Chuck Smith on Chicb, second; Bing Bingham on Ultra Rock, third. Purse $50. Hackamore Class, Harrison Crow on Rusty, first; Hubert Jones on Patches, second; Joe Mayfleld on Gay Boy, third; Ralph Richardson on Ginger, fourth. Supervisors Set Date ' To-Sell School Bom On July 1 at 2- Pirn. the. board of. supervisors-, will opeh bids for, the purchase of the $225,000 school bonds. recently voted for a new school pn-South Dora street. , Notice has been sent by Mrs. Edith Beck, clerk of the board, to all financial . concerns ' which may be expected to bid for Ihfi' bonds, • Judge Brady In OilUsion San prancisco Car Sideswiped Near Lake ^ ^'County Line V A colUsibnbri'Highway 20 near the Lake county Jme Friday eve- Jfaing involved,tiie cars, of Judge ijjSWich&ei Brady ,pf .;:§an vFrancisco and another dar'driven, by Charles Bruffett and occupied by Campbell, Patrick, Benjamin and Alden Barked of iStoneyford, with considerable damage - done the San- Franfiisco car. • '• ' v . Accompanying Judge Brady were Mrs. ^rady and Mr. and Mrsi WiUlam Barfl, all- of Sau Francisco "and enroute to'Nice for the weekend. • The-accident was on'a curve about three-fourths of a mile west of the county line with indications .that Bruffett was driving too fast and over the. center line ap- • proximately three feet. He and his friends were enpute to Caspar where Bruffett • had : formerly worked in the lumber mill. Bruffett drove away before Patrohi\ap Sam. Shortridge could reach thewreck and the sheriff's office here was notified and Deputies Ransdell, B^tolpmle. and iV/itter.Went north and took them into custody at'the Forks and held them :for Shortridge.; i' Bruffett adnU «4cf ;to: Patrolman i^an Shortridge. that. he was at fault m the ' collision, and said •^hat he was; coming>:Hnto 'Ukiah to report the accident When met by the iherifi's deputies. • There, were' no; •Injui'lBS in the collision, but. thel^/damage to the Brady Buick -Jvas^va'major item. The 1937. Studebakeri driven by Bruffett escaped with minor dam-t age.. William, B.ard, who , Was ac-. ^papjiring the BradySf ja =.H. ganj 'rancisco ;pollce officer and was driving Brady's car. • . ,; Covelo Man Died Alone Charles Gregory Found 3 Days After Fatal Attack BOONVILLE: $TORE IS; SOLD Walter Richmond o:? Boonville has sold his . mercantile business and "his residence, .dnd. plans to make his home at Fort Bragg with his sister, Mrs. -Wiliam Conkey, according to the report. The Boonville business ' was''established ;by Mr. Richmond's brother Harry.: The body of Charles Gregory of Covelo was found in his home east of that town by Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Nelson, his neighbors, when they visited the home on May 2,3. Apparently ha had been, dead about three days. 'Deputy Coroner Alvin Reynolds of Covelo made the official investigation and his report shows that' IJIr., Gregory was tlie half; brother of Mrs. Lillian Hemenway and Mrs. M, F/ShSelds. He, was a native of Canada, 77 years of agei-"Evidently,.he suffered a fatal; heart attack while preparing for bed, as he was partly undressed and was on the bed. The parents of the dead man located at Sdn Jose when he was an infant and his father died there. With his mother and an uncle he came to Round valley about 1870, making most of the trip on horseback. He was a bachelor and was reputed to have a considerable amount of money hidden, about his home. Coroner-Reynolds made a thorough search and repprts finding ,$1500 in bonds and about an equal, amount in cash, which |.was turned over to the sheriff's office. • Mr; tGregory ,bore a fine repur tation as a man of sterling qualities and,.a splendid neighbor and friend; a. man who had much to do,,with the advancement of his home;'community, and- a fine citizen.-: ^. , • , Flag Day Program Auspices Ukiah Elks 2:00 p.m.—Rcoeption committee assembles at airport to greet ' * Dean Maddox. 2:20 p.m.—Reception committee meets .patriotic and-fraternal organizations at east entrance to park. Procession will parade around south side of park to < west gate. 2:30 p.bi.—Star Spangled Banner . ' \ Hamilton Pjeld Air Force Band Introductory pxercise . ' Officers Ukiah Lodge BrE.OjE. ' ' „. , V Prayer ..........;:..:...Rev. Oran Bollinger \ Columbia the Gem of the Ocean .....Assembly r V History of the Flag ' < " ' • Forrest Hughes, mayor of Ukiah, assisted by Ukiah Unit, National Guard Response....Ed Jennings, exalted ruler, Ukiah Elks ' . Altar Service.:...............—.......OfiEicers Ukiah Elks Aul,d Lang. Syne........i:.^..:.i..-.;;..j..:...........Assembly What Opportunity Does Our Democracy Offer Youth Today?...................'.......Lino Nivolo Medley Southern Airs Hamilton Field Air Force Band Patriotic Addresn...... :...........;.....jDean Mad4ox America ..Assembly Pledge of Allegiance to the'Flag... Assembly Benediction .......JPather Adrian Sharkey Soloists Herb Cophrane, Stanley Lance Accompanist, Miss Lindquist , , ; General Chairman... i..i.i...........:._...Reno Bartolomie Chairman of Arrangements .:....„...........;!Henry P. Dohring Com menceme n t At graduation exercises in the high school aiiditbriuniT' beginning at 8 o'clock Friday night, June .11,, the.Ukiah Union High School will present diplomas to the 81 inem- bers of the .Class of '48. The high school orchestra under the direction of Morton Murov will provide the music which will intersperse the following program: Invocation by Father Adrian Sharkey. Address by Glenna Barrass, A Counseling Program. Vocal Solo by Yvonne Lynn, The Hills of Home. Address by John Moore, The University and Our, Curriculum. . Senior Chorus," When Day Is Done. Address by George McGimsey, Proposed Scholarships. Presentation of Diplomas by W. A. Chessall, principal. Benediction by Father Adrian Sharkey." BOLL OF GRADUATES, 1948 Tommy Joe Addor —(Continued on Page ,6)Boy Scout Leaders'To Meet Here June 18 A dinner meeting of Boy Scout leaden, previously announced for June 8, has been postponed to FridBy, June 18, according to Kenneth Hickenbottom. Boy Scout field executive Scout leader^ from Ukiah, Hopland, Boonville, CalpeUa, WUlii> and L»ytonvUle will gainer at 6:45 for dinner in the Palace Hotel. Calvin McCray, deputy regional scout executive will present a 5-^year plan for expansion of the Kouting program in this district Paul E. Anderson •Jeannie Ellen Babcock Glenna Irene Barrass Lorraine Virginia Bartolomei Roy T. Beck Lloyd Jacob Books Audrey Jean Brown Charles Gale Brumback Carol Marjorie Brown Patricia Brown Orie Owen Carpenter Joan Irene Gates Carol Frances Cohen Jean Ernest Coleman Donald Franklin Cromwell Henri E. de Lotty, Jr. Patricia Rose de Lotty Norma La May Dockins John E. Doerner Jacquelyn-Granville Douglass Barbara June Dumas Betty June Dye Janfc Singley Ford Nancy Ford Kathleen Louise Garner Marguaritte R. Garzini Wilbur W. Gassaway Joan Ida Gilbert Dorothy Helen Guntly Donald J. Hair Richard E. Hall James R. Hamilton Betty Joyce Harper Grace Ann Henderson Elaine' Frances Hiatt Beitil H. Hoover Robert John Jackson Gladys Marie Janes De Vonna Jones Patsy Jeanne Kurt Jules E. Legier > Richards Nathan Lower Yvonne Mae Lynn , Gloria M. Martinelll Evelynn Katherlne Mattern George Brennus McGimsey Larry E. McGimsey Donald G. Millard Joan Marie Moore Beverly Ann Morby Bob Joseph Moroni .: Donna Jean Myers • William Thomas Ornbaun ,^ Delbert L. Phelps Ardith James PhUllps Janet Lee Philpot Ernest Robert Piflero .David L."Porter Joyce Sturtevant Porter Eugene R.Richardscm Mildred Alice Ross Robert Gaston Roumas Beryl Adair Rupe Darrell Font Salisbury' Charles Sassenrath Mary Jane Saunders William .Henry Scagliotti Lois Jean Schamber Ruth Marie Schamber La Vada Belle Scroggins Albert Edward Simmons Romayne D, Squler Richard Arthur Thompson Earl Perkins Thurston Patricia Del Vonne Tierney Peggy I. TUton Emily I. Tsarnas Richard R. Ward George Maurice Wildberger, Jr. Robert Ue York Native Of Coast' JQ Mr^be^^^Death 7raftk Berger, a native of t'ort Bragg, 'and prominent Santa Rosa buSinessmaW, died Tuesday of. a mysterious gunshot wound. He was found in his room at the Plaza Hotel above his place of business Mondpy morning) mortally wounded and' unconscious. After blood •• transfusionc he ral- Ued ^'sufficiently to maTie a brief, but .undisclosing statement to Police Chief Melvin. Flohr, that he "must have" shot himself m his store. , , A .32 automatic pistol, the property of a friend and left in the store to be sold, according to a statement given out, was found with one empty shell. Every indication was that Berger made his way somehow to his room after "being.wounded; ' • Although bom on the Mendocino county coast, Berger liad spent most of his life ia Santa Rosa. He.was a former Santa Rosa city councilman and a member of the Legion, V.F.W., 40/8, Native Sons.'Elks and Eagles lodges. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the.Lafferty & Sniith,chapel. PrimaryJFinol Count PoultrVmen'S PVitt final .ttinftffi/»»«l •f\>Mi1nt »rtr« I : . Conferences The final, unofficial tabulation of the vote cast-In -Meudocmo county at the June 1 primary election gives the following results: 'Congrauional Rep. Demo. Kent' .. 1052 1022 Norgard 1497 2236 Scudder 1347 . 867 Webb 320 305 French Johnson AMemblyman . Rep. • _ „1685 Demo. 466 . __ 2351 3207 11839 '"_-r.*"'-r :::i4i9- Supervisor, Diit. 2 Redwine —_.1149 Poulos- _ 1094 Foster 863 Erickson ... -..r^ ——-— 451 Furman 40 Supervisor, Diit. 4 Benassini 1429 Decker .._ ,...._.1420 Johansen ,-_ 540 Willits Truck Crashes Auto Guests Take Off With Furnishings Ralph Hanson, 39; Anthony Goulart,e, 25, and Kenneth Butler, 19, were arrested by the Yolo county sheriff's deputies last week and held enroute to "Ukiah on -a complaint filed here by the owners of the Orchard Auto Court on South State street where the trio had stopped overnight and on leaving had taken some of the auto court's bedding and linen. Deputy Sheriff William White went, fo Woodland Friday and brought the men to,the county jail here where their preliminary hearing wasset for Monday before Judge W. ,S. Van Dyke on petty theft charges. Hanson and Goularte are registered from Modesto and Butler from Turlock. They were ' motoring through on a pleasure trip. A truck-trailer driven by Luther Slierburne of WiUits crashed into the rear of the automobile of Charles F. McClure of San Francisco early Tuesday morning on the Redwood highway, nine miles north of Santa Rosa, killing McClure , and critically injuring his wife, Mrs. 'Verda McClure, and their son Charles^ two and a half years old. Investigating officers said that McClure, - who w'as northbound, had pulled to a stop at the side of the road where the car of Kenneth Graham and JRobert Griffin of Richmond Was stalled. A few seconds later the northbound truck driven by Sherburne crashed into the automobile, the heavy vehicle telescoping the light machine, climbing over the back of the car and crushing the rear end, to within six inches of the steering wheel j where McClure was trapped. Rescuers worked two hours extricating the body. Mrs. McClure's neck was broken and the. boy's right leg and left arm were fractured and his head injured. • . , Mr.. Sherburne, driver of the truck, said he saw the tail lights of the car just before the crash, but believed the car was moving. The investigators found ihe automobile loaded with bedding and suit cases, indicating that the family Had started ori a vacation trip. Sunday Game At 4 p.m. Manager Brown of the ITkiah Merchants has ordered the start of the Sunday afternoon game with the Sausalito Native Sons delayed from 2i30 p.m. until 4 o'clock io allow patrons of the game to attend the Elks lodge Fleg Day ceremonials at the municipal park at 2:30. Arrangements have been made at the city park for the proper seating of elderly people who attend the Flag Day program. Phllo Man Found Dead, Victim of Pneumonia A victim of pneumonia, Alfred Nylund bf Philo died sometime during the night of June 8. Deputy Coroner William White went to Anderson valley Tuesday to make an investigation of the circumstances and was told by Joe Lunkins that Nylund and Charles Davis,were at his trailer Monday evening and that Nylund complained of pains in his dhest "and wheezed." Davis went home with Nylund and slept there that night and found the man dead the next morning when he tried to awaken him, Three Gatherings To Be Held In County This Week W. C. Ne-^vlon-, agricultural ex-! tension: poultry specialist, will be in, Mendocino county on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8, 9,-to dis- •euss>TSoultryDroWeiTlb' with poul- trymen and others interested m this industry. For 'those in and around the Ukiah and Redwood Valey districts a demonstration meeting will be held on-Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the T. L. Jamison poultry farm just south of theRedwood Valley store. , For those living in and around the Wiljits district there will be a similar meeting at the C. R. Woodroff Walnut Grove ranch northeast , of Willits on Tuesday at 2 p.m. A poultry . demonstration will also be helo( at the D. Frassi ranch near Fort Bragg at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9. Mr. Newlon has been poultry specialist for a number of years and is thoroughly familiar with this industry and qualified to-discuss poultry. The meeting will also afford poultrymen an opportunity to present and discuss their individual problems. All interested parties are urged to attend. , Six Swim Events Here Next Sunday Next Sunday the first of the Recreation Commission's summer races for boys and girls will 'be held. Six: events, all dashes, have been scheduled to help prepare entries for the county championships, to be held July 4 in the local plunge. Among the swimmers who will take to the water in the municipal pool Sunday, are Janet Rust, 1947 novice backstroke champion; Joann de Lotty, who gave Barbara Jensen quite a race at Healdsburg during the 1947 grape festival, and Barbara Blair. Included in the events are several novice races for boys and girls who have had no previous competitive experience. , Stalled Driver Fined For Auto Intoxicatioh It cost James W". Rpsson $25 to enlist the aid of the city police when his car stalled on South State street near Observatory avenue Monday afternoon. Officers Griffis and Amundsen were flagged as they approached in the prowl car and were asked to push the stalled car off the street. Rosson was a bit unstable, and his breath smelled and there was a half consumed bottle of brew on the seat of the car. All this, and his admission of having five bottles of same aboard was sufficient evidence for the officers. He was charged with being in and about an automobile in an intoxicated condition.