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   Mountain Democrat (Newspaper) - February 10, 1928, Placerville, California                               VOLUME LXXVT. per Year PLACESVILLE- EL DOBADO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1928. No. 9 W. J. COOPER GUEST OF LIONS BOND ISSUE TO BE BEFORE VOTERS WEDNESDAY i ______ i Funds for Paving Certain Streets 2 NEW MEMBERS TO BE URGED, FOR STATE CABINET, SAYS EDUCATOR California's sytem of departmen- tal government, created by act of the last Legislature may have furth- er changes next year if recommend- ations of Governor Young are adopt- ed and two additional state depart- Asked by Trustees of City: Passage Favored Voters of Placerville will face a special election Wednesday at which time their vote will be recorded on the proposal to approve the issuing of bonds in the amount of proceeds of which will be used for the improvement of certain streets. These are, Canal, Bee, Lower ments added to the ten now in ex- Malu Sacramento, Benham, Bed- PLACERVILLE LION CLUB'S LADIES' NIGHT TO BE FEATURE OF THIS COUNTY'S OBSERVANCE OF ST. VALENTINE'S DAY; DINNER TO BE ONE OF LEADING FEATURES St. Valentine's Day will not pass] without due remembrance by the people of Placerville and surround- ing communities and perhaps the most outstanding of scheduled ob- servances will be the meeting of the Lions Den Tuesday night at the I. 0. 0. F. hall. Lionesses will be there, too, and th program will open with the serv- ing of a turkey dinner prom.ptly at o'clock under the supervision of Liiou A. L. Richardson. Thereafter a foot motion reel explanatory of the rubber rais- ing industry will be shown and dancing, expected to start about 9 o'clock, will conclude the evening's entertainment. Special stunts will be in order during the dancing. MRS. J. A. RAFFETTO DIES; FUNERAL SATURDAY A. M. Passing Proves Shock to Large Circle of Friends in and Near Placerville existence. ford Avenue, Clay, Locust, Cedar This was apparent when Williamj Ravine, Union, Washington and per- John Cooper, state superintendent, haps some others, of schools, addressed the Placerville! While there appears no organized Lions club Tuesday at Hotel Raffles opposition to passage of the bonds, on the occasion of his first visit to which will draw interest at the rate El Dorado county since accepting of 6 Per cent> opinion of certain the leadership of the state school citizens seem to be at variance up- s on the submission of the issue. Although favoring- as individuals Schools Vasited the passing the bond issue, some Before taking luncheon with the feel tnat the additional Lions, Superintendent Cooper visit- bonded indebtedness should not be ed El Dorado grammar school, Dia- voted by residents unless they are mond grammar school, Placerville familiar with the city's present fi- grammar school and El Dorado nancial condition and the probable county high school. At this latter effects as regards increases in taxes. Institution he spoke briefly before' Among these was Max Baer, bus- a meeting of pupils and teachers. raan and civic leader, a former Stressing the need for the of the council. PYRAMID MILL STARTS WORK WITH 15 STAMPS; CREW OF 6 EMPLOYED Mining activity throughout El Dorado county is continually in- creasing and a brief survey of the region contiguous to Placerville shows a number of mills resuming operations with prospects of great- er development growing brighter. On Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Woods, of Los Angeles, started their tablishment of strong character, the'. am alwavs in favor of street Pyramid mill working with 15 MINING SHOWS MUCH ACTIVITY superintendent compared, briefly, improvements but the people should Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh and William Edward Hickman, the con- j fessed kidnaper and murderer now are m' A letter issued by the board of trustees earlier in the week explain- ed that the money expected from the i issue will be used for paving, and on trial at Los Angeles. "Lindy" Praised Although Hickman had shown' th laying of sewers. more "flash" in his studies, Cooper1 said, he had fallen down miserably BOOST IN GOLF CLUB'S in comparison with Lindbergh who was a "plugger" and whose pursuit of education was not centered on ob- ADMISSION FEE LOOMS Clear days and the conditioning taining particularly high marks tne course under the care of Don- had included a complete Ball> recently engaged as ment of all of the faculties which are making the Placerville Golf and he possessed. His address limited to eight min- utes, Superintendent Cooper rushed] Country Club grounds an increas- attractive lure for townsfolk. Ball, -.as the name Donald might away to the Lion luncheon where he'sussest, hails from Scotland and has was introduced by Lion President'served many of the leading clubs of Max Baer. tne country, among these the Wash- System Reviewed Reviewing the state government ington Golf club and the Columbia club at New York. from ?100. to ?150. in general and particularly the state The club' started less than a year school system since its establish-1ago with a membership of approxi- ment in 1850, Cooper called atten-i mately thirty, now has more than tion to the ever-increasing number' fifty members and the word is be- of boards and commissions whose around that before long responsibilities were only vaguely, membership may raised fixed and related the efforts of Gov- ernor Young to remedy this condi- tion and centralize the administra- tive agencies of state government throught the action recommended to and approved by the last Legi- slature. This action Included the estab- lishment of ten state departments, including those of education, public works, social welfare, etc. In ad- COPPER "FIND" REPORTED E. S. Degolyer, a prospector well known to .many residents of the Mother Lode has discovered extens- ive copper mining claims in Arizona near Glendale, according to word received by friends. The property, discovered after three years of pros- I pecting, consists of forty-one claims Intendent Cooper explained, It Is probable that the governor will submit to the next Legislature, strong recommendations for the creation of a Department of Bust- fo its further development. ME. AND MES. SHAFSKY VISIT Albert Shafsky and Mrs. Shafsky ness and Commerce and a Depart- Were guests at Hotel Raffles early ment of Professional Relations. Bureaus Explained this week. Shafsky, a former Plac- erville merchant, greeted many of "The first bureau would have nls friends and >acqualntancte6 charge of the banks and corpora- during his brief visit, tions; all business within the state which now comes under state1 regu- lations and would be under a single director who would have his staff of departmental assistants. stamps. Six men were said to be employed and it was reported pros- pects are such as to warrant the drafting of plans for making ad- ditions to the mill. E. L. Morey left Placerville Tues- day to join the staff at the Pyramid mill. Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Lowe, of Santa Ana, were also in Placerville early in the week in connection wtih work being done on their property at Nig- ger Flat, in the Smith Flat district. Warren Green, in charge of oper- ations, said there are six men work- ing at the property and that present ting for the channel, development consists of cross-cut- George Taylor came to town from the Weidebush-Johnson mines a t Volcanoville on matters of business. Word was also received that work is going ahead at the Ingraham mine, owned by 0. A- Ingraham, which adjoins the Union mine. This last property, residents will remember, was worked to a depth of feet and yielded gold valued at between and CITY TO GAIN CONSTRUCTION TO BE STARTED ON SUBWAY; COUNTY SHARES IN MOTOR FUNDS Development of the regional high- way plan affecting Placerville in two instances was noted at Sacra- mento during the past week. Tha improvement which will be most notable to El Dorado county residents is the calling for bids for construction of the Brighton sub- way at a cost of The structure will be a few feet north of the present crossing and traffic will not be interrupted during the building. Cost of the subway will be ap- portioned as follows, Sacramento City, state, and the Southern Pacific company, 000. The figures are approximate. It is expected the subway will be opened before summer. Motor vehicle registrations have created a fund of for county road work, it was announced by Frank G. Snook, chief of the state division of motor vehicles. El Dorado county's motor regi- stration was and the county share of the total amount available is Bids for grading the highway be- tween Shingle Springs and El Do- rado will be opened at state highway offices on February 20. The grading is presumed to mean the elimination of notably bad curves in the high- way at that point. which the state- is now paying rent, centarlize the administration of the various agencies reduce more completely the number of boards and second department would conjml93ion8 which, as I have ,er- have one chief but would retain plalned' ar6 directly responsible to the boards now operating at tne, in particular." head of.the various agencies which' Superintendent concluded It would combine. It would include talk wlth a reference to -Senate I Concurrent Resolution No. 26, to be brought up at the next Legislature, which provides for the establishment of doctor's, denMsts, practitioners of all sorts and all pro- fessional men and women now prac- ticing In the state under state reg- ulations. Plans Outlined "This he continued, "re- duce the amount of office space upon ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP IN FOREST MAY START ON MAR. 1 Edwin S. Smith. Joins Rangers to Repair Phone Lines Within Preserve Grooming of El Dorado National forest, to put the region in tip-top shape against fire danger, and to make road repairs and other im- provements for the conveniece of summer vactionists may start about March 1, it was learned yesterday at the offices of Edwin S. Smith, El Dorado forest supervisor. Extent of the money available for this work will probably be known on that date, attendants explained. Supervisor Smith went into the forest Monday to assist rangers in the repair of the telephone system GREEN VALLEY HIWAY TO BE SUBJECT AT CHAMBER MEET Movement on Foot to Create New Motor Route; Folsom to Aid in Plea for Road The movement to urge the build- ing of a new highway between Plac- erville and Folsom, will be discussed at the regular meeting of El Dorado county chamber of commerce on February 20 and a community pro- gram outlined. The proposed road in which Placerville appears particularly in- terested would continue eastward through Folsom, Rescue and Green Valley, giving El Dorado county an additional outlet to Sacramento. Folsom chamber of commerce is in favor of the route according to re- ports, and it is understood the Sac- ramento chamber also favors the building of the road but that this and expected to remain at the scene latter organization is interested in of action so long as the weather, seeing Placerville take the lead in continued fair. the programi. 5 COUNTY MEN NAMED FIRE HITS HOME OF EEGION COUNCIL DIEECTOES W. S. KIEK; ATTIC BUENED a report of the launching of a val- _____ I I ley-wide industrial survey, by C. L El Dorado county supervisors' Damage in the amount of Masont Sacramento; progress in dot- .Va was done Thursday afternoon by a want to work hand In hand with the J T> i rvmn fire, believed to have started from Sacramento Region Citizens cil and as evidence of this named a a defective flue, at the home of committee ct uve lo serve as JQ.I Do POC VT13E ID ASK THl ocmsuMo BY KM ATTOlWlttl SPEECH TO TM6 BE DEDUCTED IU0 of a board of education for state of ten members whose terma expire in odd years. This arrange- he explained, might insure the establishment of a state school system which would continue to be free from the whims and fancies of first one administration and then rfnother. nn" nndor the present ar- tfangement, he said, are those of complete harmony between all in- terested Jn education and the effect of the resolution would he to Insure a continuance of this condition re- gardless of results at the ballot box. Lion J. W. Mitchell was asked by President Haer to welcome Cub C. J. Rupley as a new member of the Placerville Den and extended a greeting and the customary explan- ation of the principles and Ideals of Llonism. Special music for the meeting was provided by Miss Evelyn Morey, Sacramento Hill. The rado county directors for the council loss is fully covered by insurance. at the supervisors' meeting early In! Although the home Is outside the the week I city limits, the Placerville Volunteer Some 'of will go to NevadaWe Department responded In City Saturday to attend the regular double-quick time with the city by February meeting of the council. truck and pumper engine and Palo The Nevada City meeting will be blaze was confined to the roof and' held at the National Hotel and a! attic of the home.' luncheon will be served at one in addition to damage done the o'clock. A hearty response from all building, numerous articles of furni- sections of Northern California Is ture and equipment, stored in the expected. I attic, were destroyed. Mrs. Kirk El Dorado county directors of the was alone at the home at the time Council are, Burle Thomas, John the fire broke out. Wilson, L. J. Anderson, Clarence Collins and C. E. Barker, o MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED Placervtlle friends of Miss Estrula APPEAL PREPARED Transcript of the appeal in the case of Joe Troche, charged with the murder of his sweetheart, Marie Raffetto have received an atv 1 Lorenzo, was prepared during the nouncement of her marriage to Luke Terpln, of Huntlngton Bea.ch, at Santa Ana on January IS. Miss week and was to be filed with the Supreme Court at f Arguments on the motion for ap- peal will be argued by Edmund H. and the late Raffetto of Pleasant Valley. Friends FRUIT GROWERS FORM NEW BODY 64 EL DORADO COUNTY FOLK ENROLL AS MEMBERS IN BIG ORGANIZATION Tree fruit growers of El Dorado- county, following a mass meeting' Saturday at the county court house! endorsed the Deciduous Fruit Association and 64 signed up at the close of the meeting as mem- bers of the organization. The association, simiilar to the California Vineyardists' Association, has for its principal purpose the ex- pansion of distribution to insure a more complete consumption of the crop in question. Powers Outlined Powers of the board of directors, as revealed in Section 5 of Article II of the by-laws of the organization not have power; "The board of directors shall have power; "To incur any financial indebted- ness except for current administra- tive expenses; "To levy any assessment other Lhan the collection of annual dues." Withdrawal Noted Further, Section 4 of Article 1 says, "Any active member whose dues are paid may withdraw from the association at will by filing his writ- ten withdrawal with the secretary- Death also terminates a member- ship." The main body of the association was formed recently at Sacramento, according to John Winkleman, coun- ty horticultural commissioner, and Mr. Van Riper, of Auburn, is the director for El Dorado and Placer counties. Fee Set S. A. Bivans, president of the Farm Bureau, opened the meeting and introduced S. S. Rogers of the state Department of Agriculture, who traced the growth of the as- sociation. Deciduous fruit growers, watching the expansion of distribu- tion carried on by the California Vinyardists' Association, saw that body "discover" 232 new miarkets last year under their expansion pro- gram, he said. The annual membership of itj was explained, will be used partly for the publication of a bulletin, once each month and partly for ad- ministrative purposes. A flat price of 25 cents per green ton of fruit will be charged to all members and it was said there is no chance of this price being raised. Members Listed R. Roddan, of the Placerville Fruit Growers Exchange, explained workings of the association at fur- ther length regarding the charge per green ton. Members who joined from El Do- rado county registered as follows: Miss M. Kelly, W. Wygersma, Veerkamp Son, R. Roddan, A. Volz, S. "A. Bivans, J. A. Winkle- man, c. J. Shuman, Elmer Stark, D. M. Bassi, L. J. Anderson, Egbert Veerkamp, Sweeney Marchinl, J. W. Young, Andrew Marchinl, Wil- liam, Gaumer, J. H. Davy, V. H. Hamilton, L. W. Wernett, C. Esco- bar, C. A. Patterson, Oscar Reeg, J. C. Akin, E. Hancock, Mrs. A. W. Norrls, W. F. Wilkenson, W. J. Clark, F. Toombs, D. J. Akin, W. A. Rantz, Ed Clark, W. J. Stone, J. A. Irving, C. 0. Olson, H. M. Winje, Robert Johnson, S. Winje, Tucker Schultz. W. A. Caldwell, H. Kane, Matt Murray, C. Visman, E. Pier- roz, W. R. King, A. G. Volz, John Martin, F. George, Louis Veerkamp, B. Tatum, H. Robinson, George Ih- nen, R. Rodgers, A. Recaz, T. A. Battelle, E. Thiele, F. J. Brandon, W. H. Larsen, A. Rodgers, A. Her- HOLDS YEARLY INSTALLATION zig, George Luce, John Luce, N. A. El Dorado, Feb. of! Swingle, H. G. Metcalfe and Daniel No. 43, F. A. II. Mrs. Adela Isadeen Raffetto, 52, wife of John A. Raffetto, proprietor of the Ivy House, and a resident be- loved by the community, died early Thursday morning following a brief illness. Her death came as a shock to many residents of Placerville for the extreme seriousness of her con- dition was not generally known. Funeral services will be at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Patrick's church, Father T. J. Hayes Union cemetery. Native Daughters of services at the burial plot. Mrs. Raffetlo was born on March 80, 1875, at Smith's Flat, the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Creigh- ton. On April 22, IS96, at Smith's Flat she was ''married to John A. Raffetto. During her residence in Placer- ville, Mrs. Raffetto was active in church and lodge circles and thru her associations with this work she established many acquaintances and found a large circle of friends with whom the community shares its sor- row at her passing. Se was a member of Leona Re- bekah Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., and was a Past Noble Grand of that order, al- so being a member of Marguerite Parlor No. 12, Native Daughters of the Golden West. She is survived by her father, James T. Creighton, of Placerville; the husband, and four children, Lloyd A. Raffetto, of Placerville; Elwyn and John Raffetto, of Ber- keley, and Miss Isadeen Raffetto, of Placerville; and a sister, Mrs. Har- ry B. Douglas, two brothers, John and James Creighton; an aunt, Mrs. Seth Beach, and an, uncle, Will Tay- lor, of Shingle Springs; one grand- child and several nieces and nep- hews. LEGION AUXILIARY PRESIDENT WILL VISIT CALIFORNIA UNITS San Francisco, Feb. Irene Mclntyre Walbridge, national president of the American Legion Auxiliary will make a tour of in- spection of the California units of her organization during the latter part of the present month. Elabor- ate entertainment is being planned for Mrs. Waldridge and for Mrs. Edna Duvol, national chapeau of the Eight and Forty Society of the Auxiliary who is traveling with the Auxiliary president. American Le- gion Posts will vie with their sister organizations in the California re- ception to the visitors who will ar- rive in this state on February 18 and sail for Honolulu on February 25. DILLINGER ATTENDS MEETING OF VALLEY ADVISORY GROUP The Sacramento Valley Regional Advisory Council of the California Development Association met Wed- nesday at Hotel Senator, Sacramen- to. Placerville was represented by Assemblyman H. E. Dillingter and other state officials, Including Fred Stevenot and George Hecke, of the Governor's cabinet were present. Business of the meeting included ting the valley with airports, by C E. Wilkins; activities of the pub- licity committee, by W. S. Guilford, Sacramento; reiwrt of HIP agrlpnl- tural committee's move regarding1 the Box bill now before Congress, A. T. highway Lamus and the camp clean-up chrlstensen EL DOEADO LODGE OF MASONS Hiram were Installed with appropriate ex- ercises at a meeting held Saturday night at which representatives of Masonic organizations in other sec- tions of the county were present Following the lodge work an en- tertainment program was offered and refreshments were served. MINEE HIT BY BULLET J. A. Roy, mine worker at the Hercules mine, just east of the Sac- ramento county line was slightly wounded when struck by a .22 call- Following the lodge work an en- bre bullet fired in mysterious faah- tainment program was offered and'ion Wednesday. The bullet pierced Roy's hat at the back of the head, refreshments were served. Those installed are J. C. Fofni, creased his scalp and pierced the hftt Worshipful Master; C. E. front- District Attorney Lyon and Sheriff Wood, Investigating, Henry Morey, and Pox, and U. S. Webb, attorney general ,and II. S. Lyon, district ftl- Senior Warden; Osborne, Junior Warden; V. W. Strickland, Senior Deacon: Frank Dames, .Tun- ,or found that a Mr. Jamison, of Flacnt county, was also a target for A j Moorgj mystery hnlM s-vcral w..wdfrnp. TrMOTrer H.' flnprabmhftf the two and J. a. Collins manned the piano that, the couple will make their torney of El Dorado oounty, for the c. Organist; J. C. cumstances for community singing. J home at Huntington Beach. Chaplain, and John Fisher, Tylwr I er were   

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