Ukiah Republican Press from Ukiah, California on July 14, 1937 · Page 1
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Wednesday, July 14, 1937
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BLUNDER WILL BE OVERCOME- REMffiYFOUND Waldo Approach Situation Is Believed Finally Solved NEW DISTRICT FORMED Heavy Trucks Will Be Routed Through The Sausalito Lateral UKIAH PRESS NEWSPAPER OF INO COUNTY circulation at The Tteiiubllonn Press cxeceda tliat of any newa- Diiuor Bubllsliea In Mendocino County and la a paid circulation. UKIAH, MENDOCINO COUNTY. CALIFORNIA. JULY 14, 1937 VOLUME LV—No. 9 In Explanation In fairness to the directors of the Golden Gate Bridge dis- • trict it must be said they had , nothing whatever to do with the building of the Waldo approach. WHERE FAULT LIES The State Highway Commission, alone, is responsible tor that approach to the Golden Gate bridge having been built on a grade prohibiting heavily loaded trucks operating over it. Not only that, but a fight that involved half of the state and out of which much bitterness grew, became necessary to force the State Highway Commission to provide a four-lane highway off the Marin approach to the bridge. The State highway engineers contended three lanes would be ample, for years to come. Evcfi now, before the bridge has had a chance to get its stride, four lanes have been found insufficient. THE STATE BLUNDERED Once and for all it might .just .IS well be told the Waldo approach road, state constructed, was not built for heavy truck use and the Golden Gate bridge directors, not having been con- Fulted by the State Highway Commission, did not know the )iandicap the bridge was to suffer until it was too late. WANTED NO TEAftlWORK There was an entire lack of cooperation between the State Highway Commission and the * Golden Gate bridge district, the latter being given to understand it was a State ,iob and the State would not lolerate any interference. SAVED THE DAY The Sausalito lateral was a bridge built project, assisted by Federal aid. and it is this lateral which will, in the end, save heavy truck traffic for the Golden Gate bridge, but, there is no gainsaying the fact it is going to take a lot of hard work to bring about this result and a great many difficulties will have to be surmounted, but all of them will be, as, now that it is almost too late, aid that has in the past held back and refused to participate in solution of the question, is coming forward and tiie day will be saved, after all. (San Rafael Independent) OrganizalLon machinery tor the joint highway district formed for the construction of tlie proposed Sausalito bridge approach lateral from Fort Baker gate to U. S. Highway 101 was rapidly set up today at San Rafael at a meeting of the three directors. Thomas Maxwell, chairman of the Napa comity board of siipcr- (CoiitfiiiuMl till I'liKre 'l'%vo) HOW ABOUT THE UKIAH PLAYERS After 11 years of generous aid to the Frontier Day.s .show, the Willits high .school band a^ain claimed special notice and admiration. Though the school year is finished and many are occupied, they took time off to give their sorvice.s to help put the .show over. In addition, many of Iho aUimni joined Ihcm.—Wil­ lits News. It appears strange thai, although local citizens sub- .scribed liberally for $25 uniform.s for the Ukl.ih higli school band .several yoar.s ago, it has been im- po.ssible to pet them to play at a public function! How about the Fair next month? STRICKEN SUDDENLY Rucl PerkhLs, brotlicr of the late Supervisor C. R. Pcrkhi.s was reported gravely ill Saturday, but later reports from tlic coast pro- nuuncc Mr. Perkins out ol danger. LEGAL BATTERY APPEARS UPON THE TWO SIDES Expensive Array Of Lawyers Seen At Murder Trial IS FIRST IN 16 YEARS Solano Judge Presided In Robinson- Grigsby Case Judge H. L. Preston and LU- biirn I. Gibson were at Lakeport most of last week where they assisted District Attorney Burt Bus=h in prosecution of Jesse B. Robinson, of Upper Lake charged with the murder, late in May last, of James L. Grigsby. Mr. Robinson is 56 while his victim was 34. Few Murders There. It was the first murder trial to take place in the Lake county courthouse within the past 16 years. History Of The Case. From stories told at the time Mr. Grigsby had been drinking the night of the tragedy and went into the Cafe operated by Mr. Robinson at Upper Lake. The two men had words and, it is claimed, Mr. Grigsby was leaving the place when Mr. Robinson, after having gone behind the bar, approached Mr. Grigsby, who had gotten to the entrance of the Cafe. There the two men renewed their controversy and, in the scuffle which followed Mr. Grigsby was struck over the head with a "sap." The injured man was not so badly liurt as to prevent his leaving the scene of (Coilfilllll'll fill PttKv iSlKht} MANY MATTERS NEEDING CARE District Attorney Was Busy Official The Past Few Days MORE TROUBLE HAUNTING AN IRRITATED ONE Liquor Complications Are Besetting Fort Bragg Merchant ACCUSED_RY^A VOUTH E. Colombi Waits Until Too Late To Be Given License MUST ADVERTISE • Under the new liquor law ' regulations it will be neces- • sary for one applying for a • liquor license to so advertise * his intelitions in a newspa- * per in the section in which » he resides. Not only that but * his application must be in on • time, 'or he may find himself * in the position of E. Colombi, • of Fort Bragg. * GOES TO I'UND The various .stills whic:ll " have been taken in raids by Liqimr Control Officer Tib ' Fisk about tlic county will ' be broken uji shortly and ' the copper and will be • sold. Wliati'vcr is realized from I lie copper and bra.'-'.s " sold will be turned over by « the board to the Ambulance * fund. Somelimes when it rains it docs pour and a veritable cloudburst hit the offices of District Attorney James E, Busch. beginning July 5. and from all indications the deluge will continue throughout the present week. Was In Court. Practically all of last week was devoted to trial of the $85,000 Hamby-Tuttle damage actions against the County of Mendocino, for death and injuries in a highway accident July 3, 1936. Called To LaytonvilU'. Saturday afternoon Mr. Busch went to LaytonviUe to investigate two actions for which jury trials are set for Thursday—The People vs. Emmons, a drunk driving charge, and The People vs. Looseloy. for failure to pay wages. Off To Coast. Sunday he went to Fort Bragg to arrange his evidence for the trial of E. Colombi, coast metropolis grocer, charged with furnishing liquor to mhiors. The latter trial is being held today. Ordinances Scanned. Monday the board of supervisors met in regular session and tv/o ordinances, relating to picketing w^ithin the county and to minimum wages, were prccsnted to the board by the di.strict attorney and the contract between the county and representatives of the Mendocino County Fair Association, Boonvillc. was to be offered for approval. Also, there was the report of Die li)36-37 Grand Jury to place before the KUpcrvi .sors. Rape (lharse Up. Mund.iy the 1937-;18 Grand Jury met for the first inciuisi- torial session, which called for attendance of the district attorney. Tuesday afternoon he conducted I lie pieliiiiinary investigation of The People vs, Harrington, a charge of attempted rape filed by Mrs, William Snyder of Willits. This hearing was in the court of Justice Will Van Dyke al four o'clock. For (jood IMeasinc. To roiincl out a full clay on Monday there was the wind-up of the flamby-Tutlle damage action, final arguments and details to be at tended. E. Colombi, of Fort Bragg, who stands accused by Fort Bragg city officers with selling liquor to a minor, has entered a plea of not guilty and his trial will come up at Fort Bragg today. The accused man will demand a jury trial. Mr. Colombi has retained Attorney Wayne P. Burke, of this city, and George A. Faraday, of Fort Bragg, to defend him. Bey Told On Him. Mr. Colombi was arrested on testimony given by Robert UUta- lo, 17, after he was arrested for driving while drunk. Young Uli- talo claims he purchased the liquor from Mr. Colombi and the latter claims he did not. Waited Too Long. Quite some interest was mani- i fested last Friday when Mr. Colombi's liquor license was taken away from him. It seems that, in applying for a distilled spirits lipense, application should bi^ made prior to July first. Mr. Colombi made his application July first, but it did not reach Sacramento in time and Tib Fisk, of the Board of Equalization for this county, had Chief Bishop pick up the licenses. The licenses were not taken away due to the selling charge placed against Mr. Colombi. ARCHBISHOP TO CONFIRM CLASS His Excellency, the Most Rev. Archbishop John J. Mitty will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on the children of Ukiah OF COURSE HE RENTED HOUSE Last week J. W. Cowan had a house he wanted to rent and, naturally, he placed a wantad in The Republican Press. Immediately there came a satisfactory renter. Instances like that which happened to Mr. Cowan occur constantly with users of Press wantads. The paper that carries the classified ads is the newspaper the people read. Valley, Redwood Valley, Calpella. Coyote Valley and Hopland on Wednesday, July 28, at, 1:30 o'clock. Accompanied by his excellency. Most Rev. Bishop Armstrong, of Sacramento, and his .secretary, he will be the guest of the Capuchin Fathers on that date. Local Woman Is Hurt In A Wreck Rev Cclcsline Quitilan. of Willits. wa.s here a short time Wcd- [ncsday. Friday while Tom Moore was driving over Henslcy creek bridge with Mrs. Moore and Frank Gibson, a tire blew out and Ihe machine crashed into a i ^uard rail. Mrs. Moore wa.s thrown out and suffered severe bruises and injuries. The machine was considerably damaged. Mr.s. H. R. Pauli was at Penngrove Wednesday with Mr. Pauli. RAY R. WILSON HAS RESIGNED Principal Of Elementary School Takes Stockton Post In a letter to a friend here Ray RolUn Wilson, principal of the elementary school the past 12 years, announced he had forwarded his resignation to the school trustees for action at Its next meeting. The board will meet tonight, if it follows the regular schedule. To Live At Stockton. Mr. Wilson has been offered and accepted a position with the Agricultural Trades Relations, Inc. — Economic Research and Public Relations, and his headquarters will be at Stockton. Here Twelve Years. For 12 years Mr. Wilson has successfully managed the local schools and the family has many friends here. Mr. Wilson is a past Commander of the local American Legion; president of the North Coast State Teachers Association', President Elementary Teachers Association. Gets More Salary. The new berth of Mr. Wilson carries with it a better salai-y than he received here. LONG, ACTIVE IIFEJS OVER Mrs. Maria Sandelin Died Thursday—Remains Cremated A feeling of sadness possessed everyone hereabouts when the passing of Mrs. Maria Cristina Sandelin was made known Thursday. Mrs. Sandelin had been ailing some time and her death was not entirely unexpected. Almost 40 years of Mrs. Sandelin 's life had been devoted to supervision in hotels owned by her late husband, Frank Sandelin, who died a number ol years ago, and afterwards by her son, F. W. Sandelin, successful manager of The Palace Hqtel here. Came To Be Bride. The dead lady was born in Abo, Finland, October 10, 1866, and in 1893 came to San Francisco to become the bride of Mr. Sandelin, the two having grown up together. For a time Mr. and Mrs. Sandelin were engaged in business in San Francisco. I^ater they moved to Fort Bragg where they purchased and operated The White House Hotel. Later they came to Ukiah where they bought The Palace Hotel from Judge J. M. Mannon. About 10 years ago The Palace Hotel had an annex added to it and Is now one of the better cl.ass hotels of the Redwood Empire. A Life Of Service. Throughout her long lite, always connected with the hotel business, Mrs. Sandelin was a quiet worker for better service, unostentatiously supervising and making certain guests were properly provided for. Service Held Here. Saturday at Cleland 's Funeral Home burial services were conducted by Rev. Richard A. Van der Las, of the Presbyterian church, and the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. J. H. Hansen was soloist. Remains Cremated. Monday at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, San Francisco, cremation took place and the ashes placed In an urn in the Sandelin niche by the side of her late husband at Cypress Lawn. San Francisco friends had an opportunity to 'view the remains at Halstead &' Co. Sunday, The Sorrowing Survivors. The dead lady is survived by a son, F. W. Sandelin, Manager of The Palace Hotel, two daughters, Mrs. Stella C. Douglass, Grand Coulee Dam, Wash., Mrs. Lcmpe M. Pibernig, of San Francisco, a sister, Mrs. Ina Laino, of Rohncrville, and .six grandchildren. All of the relatives were here for the funeral. CONCESSIOriS MADE Army Concedes Point In Demand For The 1400-Ft. Tunnel 8-YEAR WAR APPROACHING A SHOWDOWN 4-Front Struggle Involving Army, State, City, Bridge Ends A meeting ot the Roads and Traffic Committee of The Golden Gate Bridge and Highway district was held Friday at San Francisco after having been called by Chairman A. R. O'Brien, and the whole approach system was discussed. Long Fight Ending. Following the meeting the committee felt satisfied the fight, which has been conducted along three and sometimes four fronts and which has extended over almost eight years, was drawing to a close. Will Get Road. Chairman O'Brien stated, the committee was of the opinion the appi'oach roads will be obtained through Sausalito and across the Presidio reservation and that the end of the struggle was in sight and would result in a truck highway which could be successfully used by heavy southbound truckers and a road through the Presidio which would open a new route into San Francisco. How It Resulted. First complete and accurate "working plan" survey of the Funston avenue approach to the Golden Gate bridge will begin during the week under supervision of Col.- John H. Skeggs, state .lughway engineer. It will be undertaken with the acquiescence of the Army, will be checked with them for what Colonel Skeggs expects and believes will be a final agreement. Then, twice blessed, it will go to the Secretary of War. All Were Involved. Its acceptance in Washington, if acceptance comes, will mean the end of a seven-year, four- cornered argument between bridge officials, the city of San Francisco, the state of California and the United States Army. Definite Route Picked. "The sui-vey will be supplemental rather than new," Colonel Skeggs said. "It will show the road's exact alignment, its effect on nearby buildings, exact cost and other factors until now vague." Concession Is Made. Colonel Skeggs would not admit full agreement on the route had been reached through his recent conferences with Maj. Gen. George Simonds, Ninth Corps Area commandant. He did admit that "not much change" had been made in the army's previous demand for a 1400-foot tunnel under the Presidio golf course. Agreement Is Sought. "We want to work this out quietly, in a practical manner," he said. "This has not been done before. There is no reason at all why agreement cannot be reached and the road built. The survey will take some weeks, but will give us something definite to go on. Negotiations have proceeded satisfactorily and the study will permit remaining details to be settled on and ironed out." It Is Costly. No exact cost estimates will be available until the survey is completed. The only Army-accepted plan of the seven previously submitted was to have called for expenditure of approximately $2,200,000. Colonel Skeggs himself refused that plan, with its 1400- foot tunnel. One he accepted as an alternate, refused by the Army, set $1,650,000 as the cost of the approach. Continuous Show Saturday At State Due to the extreme length of the program The State Theatre management announces that there will be a continuous show next Saturday* July 17, from 1:50 ] to 12 p. m. Bargain matinee prices will prevail until 6 p.m. The Great Delmar, world famous hypnotist, who will appear on the stage in person Friday and Saturday, will make three appearances Saturday, at 3:40; 7.00 and 10:20 p.m. Views Coincide The opinion of the State Railroad Commission in denying Bridge Bus Lines, Inc., a permit, employed almost exactly the same words as Director A. R. O'Brien, who several months ago took a stand against granting Bridge Bus Lines, Inc., a permit over the Golden Gate bridge. In his opposition Director O'Brien declared it was a stock-selling scheme, that the company lacked financial responsibility and was doomed to failure. Immediately after Director O'Brien made his charge a demand was made on him by Bridge Bus Lines, Inc., to retract his statement, Intimating he would be sued, if he did not. Director Q'Brien held his ground and would not retract. Last week the State Railroad Conunissoin sustained his contention when refusing the Bridge Bus Lines, Inc., a permit to sell stock. WOMAN DOaOR DIES JLCRASH Car Crowded Off The Highway Sunday By A Truck Dr. Rachael B. Agnew, who although married to E. W. Knox, practiced under her maiden name, aged 50, widely known Glendale woman physician, died at Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, Monday after the car in which she was riding, accompanied by her husband, had been forced off the highway and into the river Sunday, by the driver of a truck. The couple was driving north on a vacation. • Fell 75 Feet. A truck driver, who came by a few minutes afterwards, climbed down the sleep bank 75 feet over which the car crashed and dragged the body of Mr. Knox from the car. He later, with difficulty, succeeded in getting Dr. Agney/'s body from the wrecked machine. Mr. Knox is at Howard Memorial Hospital in a critical condition. FOUR LANES . ARE REQUIRED A CHECK SAYS Righ Of Way Crew Is Here Seeking To Get Options A BEGINNING IS SEEN Machines Passed At Rate Of 1000 An Hour Sunday FORMER SANEL WOMMVICTIM Mrs. Ida D'Egilbert Fatally Injured In A Wreck VICTIM SUCCUMBS Ending a 40-hour losing fight against death, during which specialists rushed from San Francisco to perform an emergency operation, Mrs. William D'Egil­ bert, the former Ida Jewell, died Friday night at seven o'clock in Healdsburg General Hospital. Mrs. D"Egllbert has.;a sister, Mrs. Ruby Cod- din^i^'livlng In Santa Rosa. A brother, George Jewell, lives in Upper Lake. Deceased was 44 years of age. Her grandfather, Tennessee Bishop, was an early-day Sonoma county sheriff. Mr. D'Egilbert, also injured in the accident, will recover. William D'Egilbert, commissioner general of the Redwood Empire Exposition commission, and his wile, Mrs. Ida D'Egilbert, were seriously injured early Wednesday when their automobile crashed through the approach railing of the Alexander Valley bridge, five miles from Healdsburg, and plunged over a 25-foot embankment. Long Under Car. Both were pinned beneath their overturned car three-quarters of an hour before Henry Sonnick- son, Alexander Valley rancher, attracted by their faint cries for help, summoned an ambulance from Healdsburg. Are Badly Hurt. Mr. D'Egilbert suffered a fractured right shoulder and shock, while Mrs. D'Egilbert, more seriously injured, .sustained crushed chest, several fractured ribs, lacerations to the right leg, severe shoulder injuries, fractured pelvis and internal injuries. Lived In Valley. Mrs. Ida D'Egilbert was a daughter of the late Mrs. George Hood who, with Mr. Hood formerly owned the Fountain ranch below Hopland and both are well known in this part of the state. Liquor Enlorcement Officer F. L. Fisk has been on the Mendocino coast the past few days. Right-of-way agents from the State Highway Commission are operating in this section now, getting rights-of-way for the relocation of the Redwood Highway between Ukiah and Hopland. It Means Much. It is to be hoped land owners will deal fairly with the Commission men. Development of Mendocino county will come through advent of more people and the greater the volume of traffic hereabouts the better the chance of newcomers, seeing what a fine country we have, settling here. Is Too Narrow, The present highway will not begin to handle traffic next year. Not Yet Appreciated. Few have yet grasped what the Golden Gate bridge will mean to this country. Heavy as has been the traffic this year, it is but a starter of what it will be. Can't Handle Traffic. Weekend automobile traffic into the northbay area Is heavier than, present highway facilities can accommodate without increasing hazards to motorists. Such was the conclusion reached by highway committeemen pi the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce as an aftermath of the record-breaking travel over the Fourth of July holidays. What Figures Show. A traffic count showed a total of 28,471 automobiles passed the traffic checking station during the 42 hours the count was made over the weekend—an average of 678 cars each hour. How It Was Done. The traffic count was conducted near the intersection of the Redwood highway and the Gravenstein highway, with the checker on duty "'from 12 noon to 12 midnight Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday, and from 9 a. m. to midnight Monday. All Were Checked. During that time a record was made of every automobile passing either northbound or southbound and Interesting facts are outstanding in results of the counting. More traffic continues up the Redwood highway towards Ukiah than turns off at the Gravenstein highway for the Russian river, the survey revealed. More Were Southbound. And, also, more traffic passed the station southbound than passed northbound. Although there were 15,131 pleasure cars, excluding trucks and stages, bearing California license plates, heading south on tUe highway during the 42 hours the count was made, with 12,241 heading north for the same period. Came 1000 An Hour. During peak hours of the traffic rush more than 1000 cars an hour passed by the intersection. Must Have Four Lanes. On the face of preliminary data the heavy weekend traffic volume emphasized all the more the immediate need for widening the highway to four lanes, and also for eliminating present bottlenecks causing congestion. UKIAH MAN IS DEAD IN CITY TOOK EYES OFF THE HIGHWAY ANDMMATH Grandfather Pointed To Spring With A : Fatal Result RAN INTO A RAVINE Young Girl Is Dead- Aged Man's Back Is Broken Mr. and Mrs. Marion Downing, of Fresno, concluded a vacation at Willits Sunday and started home, leaving their daughter, Roberta, 16, with Mrs. Downing's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jones, of Willits. Mrs. Downing was the former Edna Jones and was reared in Willits. Distracted Girl's Attention. Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Downing's departure Mr. Jones and his granddaughter started for Fost Bragg. Then they went to Rockport and were returning to Willits. When four miles from Leg- . gett Valley Mr. Jones pointed to a bank and said: "There's a nice spring there, Roberta. Let's get a drink." Miss Downing turned to look at the spring and her machine crashed over the bank, turned over completely and righted itself. Thrown On Head. Miss Downing struck on her head, her grandfather was also thrown from the machine and fell on top of Miss Downing. Four men in a car, which had been following the Downing auto, reached the scene of the accident a few minutes afterward and sent for the Howard Hospital ambulance. Died On Way. Miss Downing died enroute tq^ the hospital. The parents of the dead girl were intercepted at Paso Robles on their way home and returned to Willits for the funeral. . Has Broken Back. Mr. Jones is at Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, suffering a broken back. COUNTY WINS DAMAGE CASE Suit For $85,000 By Oaklanders Fails Here Monday • THREE POINTS DECIDED * • The jury's verdict in the • • damage suit of Nina B. and * • W. P. Hamby and Mary Ann * " Tuttle against Mendocino * • county was in favor of the * • county in all three actions. * • The verdict was returned at •* • 11:30 Tuesday morning. Earl Gaches, who was operated on here a short time ago and was taken to San Francisco later for treatment, died Sunday at University of California hospital. Deceased, who had been employed at The California Grape Products Co., was a native of Arkansas and is survived by a wife and small daughter. He was 37 years of age. Funeral services were held yesterday at Eversole's Mortuary and the remains will be shipped to the home of Mr. Gaches' parents at Stillwell, Oklahoma. A NEW LAWYER John Harman, .son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harman, has arrived in Fort Bragg and will probably open a law office in that city. Mendocino county's $85,000 damage suit occupied the spotlight in superior court last week-, consuming all of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and that portion of Friday not taken up by the weekly probate calendar, when recess was taken until Monday morning of this week. Oaklanders Sued. The action, in which the cotin- ty is defendant, ivas brought by Nina B. and W. P. Hamby and Mrs. Mary Ann Tuttle, all well- to-do Oakland residents, who asked $85,000 in three separate suits for injin-ies received by the three plaintiffs and for the death of Mrs. Tuttle's husband when the Hamby automobile went over the grade on the Ford canyon road a year ago . Victorious Trio. District Attorney Jas. E. Busch was aided in the defense of the county's interests by Attorneys Irving M. Brazier and Lilburn I. Gibson. UKIAH WON In the Ukiah-Hopland-Pctalu- ma trap shoot Ukiah won by four birdii Sunday. REMEMBER THEM " These days birds are hav- * ing a hard time and, os- " " pecially the little ones only " recently hatched out. If you * * have a bird bath see that it • is filled with water, if you do • * not have one, keep a can • » containing water where the • * birds may get it. •

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