Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on June 25, 1948 · Page 6
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, June 25, 1948
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PAGE SB? raSPATCH PEM6eRAT,JtJKIAH, (SALIFOR"^ FRIDAY, JUNE 25; 1948' Prospects Are Good For US. Hospital Aid With the recent visit of Charlco A. Wollenborg, state social welfare directorr and a meeting laot Monday night between the board of supervisors and Dr. P. K. Oilman, chief of the federal bureau of kospitalg in Cahfomia, prospects appear brighter for appear some action on a new coimty hospital. WoUenberg told the board a ^0-bed hospital would be sufficient, instead of the 167-bed institution the supervisors claim he formerly felt would be required. Dr. Oilman and John R. Derry, consultant in hospital planning, who were here for a dinner meeting with the board, advanced the opinion that Mendocino county will be eligible for federal hospital funds. Application for federal funds, which the county would match on a dollar for dollar basis, has already been made by the board and by August 3, they expect to have a decision on' whether or not the county qualifies for federal hospital money through Dr. Gilman's bureau which is administered in connection with the state social welfare department. $450<000 Hoipital "One definite result of the recent consultations appears to be that the county can build an adequate hospital for $450,000. Consulted yesterday. Supervisor Guy Redwine said, "If we can get. priority on the basis of our need for bed facilities, we will go ahead." Other members of the board could not be reached, but Chairman Ed Haehl told the Journal, after Wollenberg's visit that "soniething must be done" and that with the estimate pared down from ^$928,000, and with the prospect of federal funds, it seemed likely concrete plans will be made. Supervisor RedWine calldd at-, tention to the $100,000 fund already set asii^e for hospital building and said a bond issue could be put on the November ballot,but that the board has be'en" advised by'architects that a speciaj election would be likely to get a more favorable vote than to include the issue on the general elibtion ballot. • New Plan Roquired The $450,000 institution would not include a tuberculosis ward nor a county detention home as provided in the $928,000 plan. A new plan would be required and it was intimated it might even be cut to 20 beds for initial construction. According to Dr. Oilman its cost will be computed on the basis of $15,000 per bed. The possibility of federal money being available for a 1949-50 program of federal aid for a tuberculosis ward was advanced by Dr. Oilman., Tile only federal standard required, he said, for counties accepting federal money, is the welfare and safety of the people'of the state. According to Redwine, one factor which had made it difficult for the board to make plans for a new hospital, is the changing regulations on state and federal aid. Sinca^he present procedure was adopted six months ago,.by which the state and federal agencies cooperate in aiding county hospital programs, he believes action can be taken. Present at the meeting with Dr. Oilman and Mr. Derry were members of the board, Dr. H. O. Cleland, county physician; Howard Cheever, social welfare director; R. O. Foster, representing the grand jury; F. F. Zeek, principal Ukiah grammar school; Architect C. A. Caulkins of Santa Rosa; Mrs. Robert Frohn, member of the board's committee on hospital plans; Mrs. J. B. Massengill, Mrs. Frank R. Allen, Mrs. Joseph Turula representing P.T.A. STROKE fATAL TO lAYTOpEMAN Ray Wilson Found Dead In His Sleeping Quarters Ray Wilson, prominent rancher of the Laytonvllle district, died some time Friday night in • his sleeping quarters, a cabin back of the ranch houSe, and his body was found early Saturday inorning by Mrs. Wilson and sons. Deputy Coroner William White went to Laytonville Saturday morning fnr the investigation and learned that on Friday Mr. Wilson had worked until after 7:30 in the fl^ld, had bathed and eaten his supper and appeared to be in normal health. After he had retired Mrs. Wilson had heard him moving about in his cabin and about 10 o'clock heard a noise as though he wras retching, and thought, he had an attack of indigestion. In the morning about 6 o'clock Mrs. Wilson looked from her window and saw her husband's leg in the cabin doorway and called her sons. They'found him lying to the right of the cabin door. Dr. J. B. Keaster was called from Longvale and after examination pronounced that death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. The 'body was taken in charge by the Anker Mortuary of Willits. Mr. Wilson was 58 years of age, was prominent in the Laytonville section where he had lived his life and was highly thought of. He is survived by Mrs. W^ilson anc^ their son.-; Donald and Lee. ALLSTARS, GLOWS DIVIDE TWO SETS Jansen Saw Flood . Damage In Oregon Frank Jensen of the Mendocino State Hospital returned Thursday from Michigan where he was sent on a deportation mission. Enroute home, Mr. Jensen came over the northern route, by wpy of Portland and through the flood district. "Without seeing the havoc one cannot realize the extent of the damage done by the fiood," said Mr. Jensen. He spent one day in Portland. His train was stopped at Kelso and the passengers transferred to busses and taken over the bridge to Portland. He traveled along the course of the river on the Oregon side and saw many submerged houses, with only their tops showing above the water. A dairy barn showed only its cupola, and a lumber yard was submerged to the tops of the lumber piles. He left Ukiah on May 23 for the cast. Proceeds from their weekend baseball series netted the Ukiah Lions $750 for their children's activities fund. In the two games between the Ukiah-Talmage All Stars and the semi-pro Oolden Glow club from San Francisco, the All Stars took the Saturday opener, at Talmage 10 to 6. The Glows turned on the heat in a hectic first inning Sunday to melt down the ball game 5 to 3 at the South State street park. Enthusiastic fans placed a noisy stamp of approval on both contests which featured a sterling brand of ball. ParticularJi' noteworthy was the All-Star pitching. Severi set the highly touted Glows down handily on his home lot Saturday and Openshaw held the visitors scoreless after a wobbly first inning which cost him his Ijall game. The Glows' big guns found the range briefly in the opening stanza while young Bill was struggling with a first class case of Sunday jitters, but after that Openshaw crammed down the lid and put on the screws for keps. "We want to express our sincere appreciation for the public support given us in our weekend benefit series," Al Anton, Lions Club chairman for the baseball event said today. "The funds raised will be used in support of the Lions children's activities such as the spring Easter egg hunt, the annual Hallowe'en entertainment, modeleers contest, Christmas party and gifts for needy children." To The City By Plane NANNETTE FURMAN of Ukiah and her cousin Terry UlviU of Willils were passengers on a Southwest Airways plane June 17,' which took them to San Francisco where they were guests of thai; aunt. Mrs. John Elleison of Montara. • NEWORIIGIAW EFFECTIVE JULY 1 GUEST WAS TOO JOVIAL The police were called Friday at 3 o'clock in the morning to remove a disturbing element from a North State street restaurant. Herb Anderson of Luke county was there, tead-up and teetering, and being altogether too cordial to other customers in a less convivial mood. A friend baled Herb out the next morning so he could report for work, _ BISHOPS IN NEW HOME Mr. and Mrs. Hal Bishop and their family have moved into the home owned 'by Mrs. Adel Hammon at 523 Mill street. Mrs. Hammon is going to San Francisco in the near future to enter a secretarial school. AN13ERSON VALLEY CRASH Ted Misini of San Francisco and Sydney Foderlund of Fort Bragg were involved in a collision at the north end of Boori- ville at 1:15 the morning of June 19 as Foderlund entered the highway from a driveway. Patrolmen Shortridge and Stinehoff investigated the accident and gave a citation for drunk driving to Foder­ lund. No one was injured. CONCERT POSTPONED The concert planned for June 24 by the Saturday Afternoon club music committee, for which Miss Flossita Badger of San Francisco had been engaged, has been postponed to a date to be announced later, the committee announced last week. Miss Badger is a member of the music department of the City- College of San i^rancisco end she will he presented here in a benefit performance for the dub piano fund. California's new Financial- Responsibility Law which becomes operative July *1 calls for automatic suspension of driver's licenses for violation of its provisions, say A. H. Henderson, director of motor vehicles, who will administer the law by which it is hoped to keep proven financially irresponsible drivers off the highways. • "The law is quite clear in regard to such • suspensions," said Henderson." It specifically states that the department shall suspend the license of any resident or the California driving privilege of any non-resident who fails to report accidents in California as xequired. "Accidents involving injury, death or damage in excess of $100 to the property of any one person must be reported within 10 days to the Department of Motor Ve-' hides in Sacramento, regardless of who U to blame. "Automatic suspension also is provided in the case of any operator who fails to post security within 60 days of filing an accident report. It is intended to meet any judgment for damages arising from the mishap." Henderson said the amount of security VfiU :,ie determined from evaluation of accident reports. The department will employ no field force and vehicles' must not be brought to motor vehicles offices for determination of damage. If owners disagree on the amount of damage involved, de- partnient evaluators will come to final determination through study of the accident report forms. Driving with a suspended or revoked license carries maximum penalties of a year's imprisonment or $1000 fine, or both. Henderson warned that drivers' licenses and non-resident's driving privileges would remain suspended until the required deposit is made or until a year elapses from the accident date without a damage suit being filed. They can be reinstated after evidence satisfactory to the department is provided of a release from liability, final adjudication of non-liability, confession of judgment or a duly acknowledged written agreement providing for payment of all claims in installments. Exempt from the law are operators and drivers of vehicles subject to'the interstate commerce Lodge Initiation Inducts Members Initiation of four candidates was the mafn feature of Cornelia Rebekah lodge meeting on Monday night. Mrs. Verne Bickford, noble grand, conducted the ceremony,in which membership was attained by Dorothy Ann Avert, En'da Neva Harpe and Rae Marilyn Fleldi^ Funeral services for Mrs. Freji Orcutl will b« held Wednesday under the direction of Cornelia Rebokah Lodge and all members are asked to meet in the lodge hall promptly at 1:30. Substitute officers were Mrs. Henry Dohring as right supporter' of .noble grand and Mrs. Margaret Burgess, banner bearer. Snapdragons and sweet peas decorated the, hall, Refreshments were Served by a committee which included Mrs.'Ralph Wright, Mrs. Horace M, lyey, Jr.,' Mrs. Norma Hayden and Mrs. Ed Berkett. • Visitors greeted from other lodges were Mrs. Elise Mbran, Healdsburg; Mrs. McPeak, Lagiin- itas; Mrs. Marion Sobraski,'t/of Michigan. It was voted to hold;a food sale in front of Penney's store on Jul.y 2 and members wanting to donate may call Mrs Mary Sappingfield, 391-J. Modesto Couple Married Here Mr. and Mrs. George H. Gassoway of Modesto are on a honeymoon trip north toward Eureka and Areata, following their marriage here Tuesday morning in the chapel of the Methodist church where the Rev. Charles G. Lindemann officiated. It was a second mqrriage for both. Mrs. Gassoway is the former Mrs. Merna B. Wallis, a widow, and her husband is the brother of Wilbur Gassoway of Ukiah, of Delbert Gassoway of Eureka and of Mrs. Maud Kneeland of Areata which is his former home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Gassoway attended the couple at their nuptials and saw them off on their journey. MV. and Mrs. E, Trusty, their daughter and son in law who are here from Sacramento, were also present. Mrs. Trusty is making an extended visit with her parents and her husband arrived for a few days visit. commission or the ^tate public utilities commission regulation or those owned by the United States, State of California, state political subdivisions, or municipalities. City Offered Master Plan For Futiire Development of Streets, Recreation A master plan by which future development of the city would be charted was presented to the city council by Tom Cleland, secretary of the City Planning Commission last week. The plan is the proposal of Hahh, Campbell & Associates, planning consultants, and was handed tp the city by the local planning commission without recommendations. Future street and highway development,' land use, parking, zoning and recreation, together' with financial analysis were the subjects covered in the plan. . Two methods of implementing the plan was suggested by the consultants.X One would place the responsibility for gathering basic data on the local planning commission, assisted by civic groups, and the firm would prepare 25 maps, graphs and charts from the facts gathered and make final reports and recommendations Tlus service would cost the city $4450. An alternative would be to permit the conisultant firm to gather basic data and make its reports and recommendations without aid from local sources The cost of this would be $6050. The first method, they estimate, would take 9 to 12 months, the second from six to nine months. For zoning and land use their proposal is to study and analyze the city's land structure and work out a zoning ordinance and a plan for a subdivision ordinance with accompanying maps. In the matter of streets and highways, they propose to make a survey of traffic, rights of way, street widths, accident spots and other factors in traffic movement, and a plan for extensive widening of streets and traffic control. Similar studies would be made in parking and a recreation system designed for the city's particular needs. The survey on finances would result in an analysis of revenue, expenditure, indebtedness, per capita costs of government and how to develop future revenue for essential projects. The council has taken the plan under advisement and will give it consideration in a future meeting. POHER VALLEY 'pOT'i'ER VALLEY, Juno 22.— Mr. arid Mrs: Frank Gibson have received word of the marriage of Ihsir son Alfred to Miss'Virginia Sfdbm of Lako county, which took place la Yutna,,Arizona. Ihcy are hov/ living 'in San Diugo where Alfred is connected: )vith a paint coillracting firm. He is the second son ol Mr. and Mrs. GjJtBon ; and was born and lived most ofOus life in Pottei'. His brother: Bob is now home from Sap Diego where he also has been employed. Mr. and Mrs. John Sack, '.wlio were recent guests of John's parents,' Mi-: and Mrs. Edmund SAck, also reside in the southern California city. • Guests thiswdelc attlje Gibson home include Mrs. Howard Paige and daughter Carol of Cupertino. Mrs. Paige' will be remetnbered here as Miss Vema: Gibson. ' '• Mrs. OrVille Froist a^id Mrs. P, Q.'v 'Wissterinan Were the honored guests STatiird&y. at,, tiie. picnic meeting, of the' Poster Progress Club, held on the Cold creek ranch of R^r. at)d M^s. Foster Guntley. Lovely ; dgcorated cakes made \>y ^rs, Ray Nilsori and Mrs, Carl Anderson were presented the ladies With boxes of fine stationery. Thirty ladies were preseiit to enjoy the day and welcome the new officers: Mrs. Owens, Mrs. Knight Nelson, Mrs. Foster Guntly and Mrs. 'W. T. Eddie. The outgoing president, Mrs. Clarence Harvey, was commended for the'fine year just passed. Mr."!. Lawrence Clark headed the hostess committee for the day. • , Mrs. E. A. Spotswcod and Miss Marguerite Cole returned Monday fron> the Methodist conference at Stockton, They were accorhpanied to Potter by.Mrs, Glenji Butcher, who will be a guest-at the parsonage for a month or two, Mr. and Mrs. Dell Eberhardt and daughters Karen and Rpse of Half Moon bay were weekend guests of Mr., arid Mrs. James Nichols. Mr. Eberhardt, who was a former pastor here, conducted the morning Services. Durin%the service he told about some of the work he had been in in Hungary when he was affiliated with the Quakers. Mr. Eberhardt is now connected with tile children's program oi the United Nations.' His mother, who is a Red Cross delegate from Wisconsin to the Red Cross convention now being held^in San Francisco, was. also a guest in the Nichols Jipmev ' , ', ."David Hopper and Bert Whittaker left Sunday morning for Torrance where they took the Wallace furniture. The Dessert Bridge Club met last Thursday evening in Ukiah with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson, after dessert, served by the two daughters of the house, Cora Beth and Roberta, bridge was played. The club presented Mrs. Westerman with two lovely lapel pins. Guests of the evening were Mr. and' Mrs. Harold Pauli and Mrs. Charles iVlkerson of Ukiah. , The regular Grange potluck supper will be held next Saturday in the banquet room of Grange hall. Misses Zeta Stainbruok and Barbara Hook returned Sunday evening from ; San Francisco where they were guests Of Zeta'S cousins at the Presidio. . Mrs. Virgil Norrhan and Miss Ruth Poland . entertained^ their sewing club at their home Tuesday afternoon. Earl Pickle, the genial manager of tjie Potter Valley store, was confined to his home this week with a severe cold. Mr. and Mrs. Joe 'Wilson and Frank and Patsy returned Tuesday from a 10-day trip to Seattle and Portland. Mrs;' Edward March left last week for,. Klamath Falls where she is the guest Of relatives. Mrs. Percy Whitcomb was shopping in Santa Rosa one day last week. • The Potter Riding' Club enjoyed a picnic at the Guntly picnic grounds on Cold creek Sunday. Mr. and Mrs.- Rouse and two children left last week on a trip to middle western states. Mrs. Rouse's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stain- bj:0ok. Memories Of World War I Recalled HERMAN RUNKEL, ceiiler, in his World War I umiorm, is ssatcu on a fcuntain in a Gorman park. PhologreFhs tight and left are German frauloins from, whom ho recently had a surprise communication. •—. Since World War I, Herman Runkel, Ukiah roofing man, has leapt among his souvenirs two pictures of German frauleins whom he knew >yhile lie served in the U. S. army Q_f occupation. ; his oinces,,at 216 West Perkins I SincVhis family is of Pennsyl- strept in tlivs%buUdipg formerly oc-iXf^'^ ancestry he epjoyed ' It ho acquaintance nf ORrman Dr. Joseph Rea Opens Offices on W. Perkins Dr. W/ Joseph Rea- hai opened cupied b/ his father, the late'Dr; S. L.Rea, and later by his brother. Dr. Stanley Rea. Dr; -Rea returns to Ukiah from Martinez where he prapticed for two years after : leaving military service. He is a graduate of Ukiah high school, received his A.B. at Stanford ind medical degree at McGill University of Montreal in 1942. After his period as an intern he joined the service in 1943 and was in the Pacific area, receivimg his discharge in 1946. Ihe family home is at 4:15 Oak Park. the acquaintance of German friends, but their names faded more than the photographs as the years passed and history brought World War II. Everybbdy'^-Fdn At Amateur Show Visitors to iuiciah are 'a .^surdd an entertaining /eVeriing'' Saturday, July 3, under tli 'e -jilanis cpmjjleted last week by Ihe service; tiliibs of the city'and directed by trie breakfast Club,: sponsor?'of• Amateurip Night arid strefet. diriciriis,; liluB variety of cpncessidns which are planned , so as to keej) .eyeryone happy. • • • •' IJoy Hurt of the Breakfast Club Recently he was astourided,to,^.;^°°'^?'nat°'; for the ^dcasionr] Ukiah V.F.W. Officers Conduct Rdwies Service Officers 6i Veterans of Foreign Wars who went to Boon'vjlle June 17 for the funeral services of Vernon Rawles, pioneer of Anderson Valley, were George Harmon, commander;; Terry Sandelin, senior vice commander; San Kay, Jr., junior vice commander; Gus Wallach, officer of the day; Francis J. Gibson, chaplain; K. P. Buchanan and' Dominic Niederost, pallbearers.,.. Taps was played by George Harmon in an''impressive service dedicated ,to a man. who has been a fine, and valuable member qf his community. . . ' receive the,letter below from members of the family he had know in that half-forgotten day. Translated by Evelyn Mattern of South highway, it follows: Dear Mr. Runkel: You will be very surprized to receive H:his letter and at the same time we hope you can rernember the time when in (1918-19) • you stayed with us in Gladback on Alteckfltreet by the fariiiiy Sauerborn, and can you still remember the mustard factory Moskopf, where you were very well known and where you took very many pictures which I lay in' this letter to you. You told us that your parents were Germany aiid that they came frorii Westerwald. I hope it- is still in your, memory that you were in good hands when you were with us. I aril the daughter of Therasa. I hope you are still alive and in good health, and also your family. As you know, this terrible •war has destroyed all our possessions and has made us very poor. I am married and have one boy who was in Russia in the war and Erikson's orchestra has been engaged for the street "dance and Stanley Lance will be, niaster of cerernoriies at the Arriateur Night, program. Groups or individuals wishing to get in oft the amateur show should contact him immediately. , '• : ; ; ' ' '•: ' ' Organizations operating concessions will be the Lions Club, Elks, fire department, American Leigion, Are department auxiliary, Boy Scouts, Ukiahi Breakfast Club and auxiliary. saved a part or my mother's and father's house and through all this I was very sick. After three years tif cleaning up the destruction of all the building, I found your pictures aind address. All the o^her people in Gladbaclt have received help ,from, the other soldiers who stayed with them at the sanie time' you stayed with ;.u?. So~ I come with the questioft'-^f"pleading with you to send us'sbme focid, old clothes, old shoes, ^wfiatfever'you can, and from the bottom of my heart I'll be amply thankful to you. Among other thiiigs, Mfr. Runkel has sent them a collection of Ger- ofae daug;hter who is 20 years old.' man paper money he brought Through all this bombing I, home in'1919. a How to dam mountain river Kenneth Fluke Tells Of Goodwill Ship Tour Kenneth Fluke, California Maritime Academy cadet is at home in Laytonville on summer vacation, and his family is hearing the story of his voyage on the Golden Bear to deliver milk to the hungry children of Greece, Italy and France. -Among fne souvenirs he brought home is a picture taken when CMA cadets had an audience with the Pope in Rome. His mother, Mrs. Frsink Ford, was in Ukiah Friday and reported her son feels the trip was of immense value in cementing friendly relations with the people of Europe Who met the American cadets and received the gift of California's goodwill. PATIENT HECOVEHING Mrs. Estella Christierson, on the nursing staff of Ukiah General Hospital, who has been seriously ill, is recovering at the home of her sister, Mrs, Ross Bowen of Park avenue. Ftather River trout are getting a new stream bed temporarily, as the first step in a power" project that vidll soon create 270,000 new electrical horsepower for Norl ^i^ £^d Central Cali­ fornia. This is the site of P.G.andE.'a Rock Creek Diversion Dam, near Bel-, den...and work is going ahead rapidly with many interesting engineering tricks speeding progress. For example: While the river splashes in its new channel, a small rock dam keeps the main river bed dry. Once the large dam is complete, water to turn generators will be carried to a powerhouse down stream through giant tunnels. Architect's sketch shows how the dam will look. It's one of two dams on the Feather River which will start delivering power by the Fall of 1949. Meanwhile, P. G. and E. is rushing all constructron at a rate ofover$10,000,000ataonth. P,CfrEAUttASy HAS A CFNERATINO CAPACITY VWS TWT Of HOOVER SZSkCREJ THAN GRAND COUUEANP .SHASTA MMSm OOR CUSRENT CONSrtUaiON WOORAM Will. At)© mm Two'MiuioM HORSEPOWER TO THIS TOTAL MORE THAN JVOf THIS NEW TOWER WILU BE SERVING YOU IN LESS THAN •••WE'RE GOING FULL SPtEP AHEAD HIS NEW f ERVING 4, AYEARfe/^ , Work never stops on ourpozter-buildingprogram rAciric SAS AND iii^aRic COMPANY

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