Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California on July 2, 1948 · Page 3
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Ukiah Dispatch Democrat from Ukiah, California · Page 3

Ukiah, California
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Friday, July 2, 1948
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DISPATCH DEMOCRAT, URIAH, CALIFORNIA PAGE fHREE TENVEARSAGO jmy tf. lb Jo There were live traftic accidents oh tne Keawood higiiwuy uuima the hojiday witn no lataiities anu oiixy lu ijcisoiis mjureu. rour ui thie acciaeniS were north of, WU- li'ta. Une voast section, vvim one oi tne jurgest noiiuay crowas on recoro; einergeu wmi a uieiiii mt- Ora. xne eeneial opinion is uiai ine weeiiuiio vacation pein^u brought viie largebi iiaink,ei pieopie oh recoru in ihis scciion oi liic L .iate. Joe Poma has sold his 1200 acres ol uaiiy ano caine rancn ni Heawooa vaaey to i -^o Uiuwn oi Idaho. I production employees of the Union i^rimoer t-oiupaiiy wia voie Vyeanesaay at iort tSragg on wnetijet lo accept tne A .i!.i-.. i -umber & aawmill VVorliers J^ocal Zb26 ns their collective oargaming agency in employer-employee relationship. A 1-room "litUe red school house" on the vvihow-snaded banks of tne itussian nver on me hignway hetween rtopianu ana Cloveraale is lor sale oy tne iiop- lund scnpol clistncl. James Banker, youngest son of Monie iSanKer anu a uroiiier ot IVirs. Huaa iviannon, was ^nleu 'I'nursaay/morriing on the hignway near Uunsmuir wnen his car coi- liaed witn tne rear oi a trucK. ' John Williams, son of ivir. and MrSi E. L. Williams, and Bua Ashurst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles /vsnuvst, were injuieu Wednesday in an accmenc soum of Ulciah. Mrs.' Louise Sierck has purchased the Walter Steiner property in Hopland consisting of two large lots.with an attractive bungalow. Mrs. Sierck recently purchased the Vassar property. Mark Seaver, former manager of the Seaver Motor Company, was taken into custody by Sheriff E. L Williams following his indictment by the Grand Jury on 10 counts of grand theft of five motor vehicles held in truSt by a Ukiah bank, of a cash value of $3323. Follqvving the action by the Grand Jury a bench warrant was issued by Superior Jildge W. D. L. Held arid Seaver's bond set at $7500. Recently the Seaver company was taken over by'the board of trade and rilmors of misappropriation of funds became general. THIHTY YEAHS AGO Julr 8, 1918 The state highway from Cuni- mings to GarberviUe was opened to travel July 1. Built by convict labor, the route does away with I the heavy grade over Bell Springs mountain, following the south fork of Eel river, and is one of the most scenic roads in the state, through forests of , redwoods. Progress is also being made on the highway Ijetween Willits and Arnold station, which is open to travel as far as Outlet. Rollo Brightenstine and Carrie Petelish of Covelo were married in' Ukiah last Thursday by Judge Hurley District Attorney Hale McCowen, Jr., delivered the Fourth of July address at the Point Arena celebration. Thomas P. Hopkins, pioneer re.")- ident of Potter Valley, died July 4. Supervisor Frank Reynolds of Point Arena ran his car ,into the bank Monday while enroute home and broke an axle. Federal authorities have ruled that farmers must not use their wheat for feed, but hold all of it for rriilling and growers will be held to "strict accountability if they trangress the rule." The first numbers of the Hopland Record and the Fort Bragg News appeared this week. The latter paper succeeds the Fort Bragg Chronicle, nov/ defunct, and is edited by Jesse Darnell. The Hopland paper was established by Jatk Crossette. Farmers are guaranteed a price of $2 per bushel f.o.b. for the 1918 wheat crop, and the price at Pacific coast ports has been fixed at $2.20. President Noble of the Noble Electric Steel Company, was inspecting his Redwood Valley properties Sunday. His three charcoal kilns are almost completed. Miss Naomi Wells of Fort Bragg has taken charge of the Ukiah office of the Western Union Telegraph Company. Ed Keller, former publisher of the Ukiah Times, wa.s in town last week. He is with a Pittsburg paper. Dr. Hopkins of Potter Valley is critically ill. Harold Sloper of Ukiah'has gone to Fort Bragg where he has secured a position with the lumber mill. . : if TWENT YEARS AGO July 7, 1928 The airplane purchased recently by the Willits Aero Club was wrecked Monday afternoon when •it failed to function at the takeoff and hit a tree. Miss Mary Archer and Will Dawson were the passenger's aboard and Dawson suffered a dislocated arm, the pilot and Miss,Archer escaping with a severe shaking. Evangeline Hopper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hopper of Potter Valley, who will enter her third year in high school this fall, will hiake one of the third generation of her family to complete their education in the building where she is attending. The land for the building was donated by her great-grandfather, the late John Hopper. Her grandfather and grandmother went to school in the building, as did also her father and aunts and uncles. Possibility of reopening the 4- year-old $25,630 damage suit of Nicholas. William Kleyne-Schoorel of Ukiali against the Mary Jesse Hospital of Santa Rosa was seen in the notice filed in the Superior court at Santa Rosa yesterday. In a February decision the hospital was declared winner. The motion asking an arrest of judgment and seeking a new trial on the ground that the court was without right or jurisdiction to give judgment for the , hospital, will be made July 13. The action is based on the death of Nicholas William Kleyn- Schoorel, Jr., after his leg had been amputated at the hospital, which followed an injury in a motorcycle acident. After being iit- terly fout > t on technicalities through thfc preliminaries, it finally went to trial without jury before Superior Judge R. L. Thompson, who ruled for the defense. The jury trial demanded was denied on the ground that the jury fee had not been depos'ited within the time limit. Motion for trial will argue that the plaintiffs were unlawfully denied a jury trial. The 37-foot fishing launch owned by J. W. Barnes of Caspar was completely destroyed by fire Monday afternoon as it lay at anchor at the mouth of the Noyo river. While Mr. Barnes was testing the motor- it backfired and set fire to a can of gasoline which he had been using tq prime the engine. A terrific explosion followed and flames shot 100 feet into the air. Barnes plunged into the rivei: the moment the gasoline caught fire and was not injured. The boat was insured for $1000 against fire loss. down two days after their crime, In company of others he took up the trail and never left the pursuit until they were all i:un to earth. The chase led through,the wildest sections of the state— northern Mendocino, Trinity, Tehama and Butte counties—and was filled with untold hardships and dangers. Through three months he led his men over these mountain fastnesses until the desperadoes were surrounded in a cabin near Nimshew, Butte county, on December 5. One was killed in the fight at the cabin and the other two captured and lodged in jail. All were tried and convicted in this county on testimony prepared by Standley. Capture of Hanlon and Manning, stage robbers, was another notable piece of his work. Standley was elected sheriff in 1882 and again in 1884; He was 1886, but was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sheriff Ornbaun and elected again in 1888 and 1890. In 1892 he was defeated by J. R. John.son. During the rush to Klondike 11 years ago Standley joined the fortune seekers Since that time he has been engaged in mining and freighting at Nome. He was married in September 1868, to Darah Clay Off To Camp In The Redwoods Popular Minister Returned To Ukiah OPENING DAY AT ,CAMP ST. ALBERT'S; near WilHls, found 37 boys fiom bay cities al the Albeilinum with their counsellors enioula to camp by bus for a good lime outdoors. The camp, operated by the Dominican sisters and seminarians of St. Palrick's Seminary, Menlo Pafk, opened June 25, and oe^J.uly 1 the original gr&dp was joined by 60 boys from the Albeitinurit. FORTY YEARS AGO July 10, 1908 William Jennings Bryan was nominated for the presidency last night at the Democratic national convention in Denver on the first ballot. The vote was Bryan 892Vfe, Gray 59;^ and Johnson 46. The demonstration following Bryan's nomination lasted an hour and 11 minutes Word was received in Ukiah last night that Doc Standley had died in Portland from injuries received at Nome, Alaska, several months ago when he fell down a stairway. When he failed to recover it was thought wise to bring him home to Ukiah and the family left Nome a week ago. At Portland he was stricken with paralysis, Standley's family came to Ukiah in 1858 where his father conducted the old Ukiah House and "Doc" assisted with the ma;nagement. In 1861 he leased the Knight ranch in Sanel valley which he successfully managed for a year,. After attending local schools and engaging in various occupations he was made deputy sheriff under S. J. Chalfant. In October, 1879, the whole county was aroused by the murder of two members of a posse by a band of, outlaws in the redwoods back nf Mendocino. Standley was called to run the outlaws FIFTY YEARS AGO July 3, 1898 Will White, president of the L. E; White Lumber Company of Greenwood, died of heart disease in, San Francisco on July 4, his death coming as a great shock to his many friends as he was a young man comparatively. Since his father, L. E. White, died some time ago he has been in charge of the lumber business. Eugene McCarty of San Francisco and Miss Jessie Burger of Boonville were married June 29 in the. parlors of the Occidental Hotel,' Santa Rosa. Miss Minnie Buri-er of Boonville and Miss Etta McGimsey of Santa Rosa were witnesses. The people of this community celebrated the Fourth in a good, old fashioned style Monday. The celebration on the coast was more largely attended than those in the valley. Successful applicants for teachers' certificates in the primary grades were Nel life •Buinker, Emma Neff, Charles Burger, Mabel St.- Ores, May Gonsalves, Joe Morrow, Teresa Dougherty, Charles Burger, James Rice, Elzenia Pitner, Betty Burke, Maud Watt. For grammar grades it was Bessie Pr^ce, Emma Barton, Grace Gray, Nora Mottweiler, Ferd Iversen, Flora Van Allen, T. W. McKay, Ella Linser, Emma Lempke, Grace Johnson, Ella Hollingsworth. The partnership existing between Charles K<<erner and George Strong, doing business in Sherwood valley, has been dissolved by mutual consent. Fred Hibbard, the Yorkville stockman, was a visitor to the countyseat this week. A telegram from San Francisco Monday said that J. C. Bonsell of Ukiah broke his leg in San Francisco while watching a parade. A 10-pound son was born Saturday, July 2, to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rosenberg of Ukiah. Jerry Lierly of the famous Lierly resort was in Ukiah the f irst^ of the week . John L. McNab and Maurice Hirsch have formed a legal partnership and are to be the succes- ors to Attorney J. A. Cooper, who is going to San Francisco to establish a practice. Wiley English left Ukiah for Needle Rock Tuesday to look 'after his business interests. Barbecue, Donkey Ball, V.F.W. Plan Preceding the regular meeting of the Ukiah post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, on 'Thursday evening -oi last week a joint potluck dinner was served by the auxiliary. Four applicants for membership were initiated: James Garnett, James Turkey, Rodney Zimmerman and Leonard Field. The veterans are sponsoring a donkey soft ball game to be played at the city ball grounds on South State street on July 6. The hour of the game was not announced. A picnic and barbecue will be held Sunday, July 25, at the Mill creek picnic grounds for members of the post and their friends. A reasonably low price will be charged per plate. Members and visitors will have to provide their own knives and forks. The food will be prepared by the post AT CAL-HEVA LODGE Vacationing at the Cal-Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe, world famous as the resort whose dance floor is divided by the border of two states, California and Nevada, are Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Pearl, for- 'merly of Ukiah. Old Age Payments Increased In May SACRAMENTO, June 26.(WNS) —Continued increase in California of old age pension recipients was seen today when Charles M,. Wollenberg, state director of social welfare, announced payments for May. In Mendocino county, 1049 old age pensioners received $60,610 during the month, to contribute to the $10,657,092 paid to 186,571 recipients throughout the state. This total was an increase of 1410 over April, Wollenberg said. Recipients of aid to the needy blind increased also, according to the report, with 31 in the county receiving $2242. Total for the state was $494,153 paid to 6821 individuals, an increase of 109 over April. Payments to needy children in the county totaled $6921 for May, to 166 recipients. During the month $1,894,984 was paid to 41,057 children in all counties of the state, an increase of 1248 over the previous mpnth. BUILDING NEW HOME Henry Burgess has begun construction of a new home on the corner of Spring and Grove street. Leggett Valley Girl Drowns In Eel River Carol Shuster of Cummings, llryear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. "Scotty" Shuster, was drowned Tuesday morning while swimming with a girl companion in the Eel river back of the Leggett Valley school. The tragedy took place atj—- '• Torso Murder Is Not Local Woman approximately 11:30 and while the child's mother and Mrs. Hilda Tarr looked on, helpless to aid because neither could swim.- Her companion of the same age, Natiline McCoy, made a heroic effort to save her, but was frustrated by the frantic struggles of the drowning child. Jack Sutton, owner of the Leggett Valley store, recovered the body a half hour after the child had disappeared. A GarberviUe physician was called in the meantime, but all efforts to revive the child came too late, bringing a tragic endihg to what was to have been a picnic party, including several other children who watched their companion drown. The body of the drowned child was taken in charge by the Atjker Mortuary of Willits and funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in the Willits Cemvitery. The Shuster family are longtime residents of • Leggett valley where Mr. Shuster is engaged in the lumber business. Mrs. Shuster is a sister of Mrs. Ray Williams of Ukiah, who went to Cummings when the news of the tragedy reached her. She returned Wednesday to Ukiah and went to Willits Thursday for the funeral of her niece. The child is also survived by two sisters, Dolores, 13, and Janet, 4. Deputy Sheriff Rono Bartolomie and Al Reynolds were sent into the valley to make the investigation for the coroner's -report. Bud Shuster, an uncle of the drowned child, is still confined in Howard hospital at Willits frorri injuries received June 12, when a tree fell on himfl breakinghis back and fracturing seven ribs. A special committee on airports has been named by the county supervisors association to work with state and federal airport groups in the development of airports throughout California' IT PAYS TO TRADE IN UKIAH Sonoma county officers called off their search for Mrs. Margaret Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Huffman of Ukiah, after she appeared and identified herself Thursday of last week. Mrs. Pratt had been considered as possibly the victim of a torso murder found in Steamboat slough near Courtland on June 21. ,.. Mrs. Pratt, who lived until a few fnonths ago at 1012 Bennett avenue, Santa Rosa, had been tlie object of a wide search because of her disappearance since moving to Sacramento and the subsequent discovery of the torso. She had been reported as a missing person last month, after her grandmother, Mrs. M. E. Russe, who lives on Petaluma Hill r.p3^, could not locate hen in Sacramento. Mrs. Pratts' young son is staying with Mrs. Russe, officers aid. Mrs. Pratt apparently changed her place of employment in Sacramento, accounting for her relatives being unable to find her. The torso was wrapped in bankets and bound with wire cords when found. The murder investigation has yielded little or no clues, according to officers' reports. NEW POLICE CAR NEEDED The city police, car is falling apart and Chief John Viarengo c a n't chase traffic violators through town in the police Ford which has been in more than out or repair shops recently. Taking his troubles to the city council Wednesday night he was advised a light car of the Ford, Plymouth or Chevrolet class will be purchased when inquiries have Heen made as to their availability and trade-in value of the old car. Off On Flight To Italy MR. AND MRS. GIUSEPPE AGGI, of Coyole Valley, right foreground, as they left Ukiah last week for a homecoming flight to Italy. With them are, left, their' daughter, Mrs. Ray Engstrom,, Mrs. Ernest Vanderpool, Mr. Vanderpool and Ray Engstrom, all of whom accompanied Ihem to S^n Fronciseo, —Journal photo Attend Methodist Youth Institute Nineteen young people of the Intermediate and Senior Youth Fellowships of the Methodist church left Saturday morning for a week at the Methodist Youth Fellowship Institute which will be held at Strong's Station on Van Dusen river in Humboldt county. Those attending from the intermediate gi'oup are Diana and Belva Archibald, Marcene Evans, Janet McDonald, David Rupe, Whitney Seeley, Dickie Grain, Deal? Gossett, Everette Evans and Robert Archibald, Jr. Those from the senior group are Mildred Ross, Joan and Joyce Cates, Jane Goudge, Devonna Jones, Donald Zeek, Floyd Ross, Larry White and Gordon Hansen. Mrs. M. E. McDonald, Mrs. Robert Archibald, and Rev. Charles G. Lindemann will accompany the group as counsellors. The Institute dates are from June 23 to July 3. TAKING SUMMER STUDIES Sister Prioress Henrietta, administrator of the Albertinum, has i-egistered for the summer term in University of San Francisco where she is taking advanced courses in social work She has formerly studied in a St. Louis college during summer vacations. She expects to complete her studies and return to Ukiah in mid-August. REV. CHARLES G. LINDEMANN and Mrs. Lindemann of the Oklah Mefhodist church have been relumed to the local pastorale for another year. Rev. Lindemann came lo Ukiah in I94S from the Shatluck Avenue Methodist church at Oakland where he had been min- . isler for nine years. Previously he was minister at San LeanHro for ' <ive years, at Coining four years, Richmond seven years and at the Eighth Avenue church, Oakland, five years. Fire Chief Bechtol Warns On Burning Six grass fires in the past three days impelled Fire Chief Al Bechtol to issue a warning today on careless burning of dry grass. The combination of dry growth, hot weather and even a slight breeze could easily start a serious conflagration, he said, advising property-owners to be certain there is water near enough to put out any fire before staijting to burn off dry weeds and grass. On Monday the fire truck answered two calls; one at the airport in the morning when controlled burning got out of hand and another at Ward's old slaughter house where grass was afire. Tuesday morning they put out a grass conflagration near the city dump on Low Gap road and a few minutes later they were called to Bennett's stadium to put out a similar fire. Wednesday morning the alarm sounded when. Tony Marshall, burning grass near the State Auto court found it getting FORMER G.I.'S CAN ENLIST Opportunity is open to July,20 to former G.I.'s to return to active — duty with army recruiting offices' ' in the Sixth Army area for a period of 9 to 12 months. Applicants must be members of'fihe Army Enlisted Reserve Corps and full particulars can be obtained from the .unit instructor at 325 A ' street. Room 206, Santa Rosa. out of hand. In the'afternoon they took off again to answer a call to the Forks where a grass fire crept dangerously close to a building. No damage was reported in a'ny of' the six fires. ROOMS NOW AVAILABLE! UNSUIirASSSO ACCOMMODATiam , ..ATMODBIATtPIIICUl OLYMPIC SAN FRANCISCO ALL OUTSIDE nOOiyiS r TILE SHOWER, iSATH. OARAGE IN HOTEL • FREE RADIO WtRE • WRITE • PHONE Be a Volunteer! JOIN YOUR LOCAL UNIT OF THE NEW NATIONAL GUARD - NOW , Serve in a FIGHTING ORGANIZATION If you act quickly, there may still be a place for you in the new National Guard. But you must act now, because tlie National Guard has room only for the best... men 'who arc potential leaders ... men who want to serve their country •with pride in the great military traditions of the National Guard. THROUCHOUT THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES ONLY 100,000 MEN WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE NATIONAL GUARD THIS YEAR The National Guard's strength this year is limited to 350,000 men. Already 250,000 are members. So, there's only room for the best men. Physically and mentally qualified yoimg men who are able to meet the high standards. of the new National Guard 'will get the kind of training that helps keep America strong. They'll earn while they learn... and be ready to do their part in protecting America's future. Here's AoMT !&• Nmtipnai Gumxd Helps Yon Par * Mucciilm r«Il«wtM» * TnOiOsi* WrlUorvUtl I I ywit eommuntty 's unit o| th« e/ (Ae UnitBd States For details obout ••nrle* tn ih.m National Ouaxd undor tha SaUoUvo Bmrricm Act, •«• your Soool Hationol Ouard unit. I^^K^ ACT WW f If You Can Qualify, See ^^0S iS^ Your Local National Guard Unit Today! THE NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITEO STATES Company B, 579t1i Engineer Combat Battalion 107 West Perkins Street, Ukiah Phone G24

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