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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - June 17, 1935, Woodland, California House Here Scene of Former Trium Fa ti 6 rites oirs I N Editorially, this newspaper j pendent, bowing to no party alleg- iance and unhampered by. entanf- i ling only tp serve the best interests of its readers. ISSUED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1935. ESTABLISHED 1877 By MARIAN NELSON THE DAYS when mother ap- peared in bustles and father wore a large mustache, Woodland was the mecca of stock companies, Shake- spearian and minstrel shows, pleas- ing musical comedies and thrilling melodramas. In those long-ago days before the moving picture became one ot the major industries, "the road" was the only life known to the legitimate trouper. Celebrities Recalled Nance O'Neil, May Robson, Fred- erick Warde, Madame Modjeska, Delia Fox, Jessie Shirley, Frank Daniels, Ferris Hartman, La Loie Fullei Frank Bacon of "Lightn- in' fame, William A. Brady, Charles B. Hanford and his wife, Marie Drot- nah, Rose Melville, Herman the Florence and Theodore George Cohan, .Virginia Harned, Louis I James and Kathryn KiHder, Victor i Morley and Bessie Clifford, Bert Ly- tell, Fatty Arbuckle, Billy Van, Blanche Bates (now Mrs. George Charles Howard, Georgia Har- per, Harris Beresford, George Syd- ney and many other favorites of lat- er" days appeared on the local stage somewhere along their climb to fame, stardom or notoriety. Stock Popular Year after year, the Elleford, the Shaw, the Thompson and the Jessie Shirley companies played here to packed houses. Prices for the shows were 10, 20 and 30 cents. And. the companies claim- ed they prospered. KIESEL SETTLEMENT SEEN oiS Y. 0-fa vrrv VTM __ One PAIR BATTLE INDISPUTE OVER WOOD OWNERSHIP in CHfO Fight GUESTS FLEE HOTEL BLAZE One man is in the county suffering from a possible fractured i leg, and a self-styled colored minister i is" in the county jail on a charge of, offered the j assault with a deadly weapon. The injured man is William Parker, Newlyweds Stop Here to Make Unique Appeal The melodramas they public were hackneyed and tal but the great American audience j 53 Of Woodland, while the man in loved them. 'custody is "Rev." J. E. Byrd well. and musical extra-! known colored character about Wooa-j vanganzas, Shakespeare and slap-stick iand. comedy played. Woodland each year. Fight Over Wood Folks just naturally liked it. i The trouble occured shortly before Mus'ical Attractions i noon Monday at the city dump as the; wJodSSa band and] seeure wood from the city dump, but Byrd claimed that it was his wood and that Parker had no right to take it. Conflicting stories are told by the' and the two men, Parker claiming that Byrd Passmore sisters were other nation- picked up a piece of wood and clubbed Ferullo, always brought their organi- zations to. town-and never failed to draw a packed house. Richard Jose :and Mackenzie Gord- on, greatest .male singers of their day own musicians to come to him with it after knocking him down. Byrd claims that he struck in self de- Ring Champions j fense after Parker had first attempt- mood, u'leaneu tne Gilbert Musgrove, manager of the Standard station at Main and Walnut streets, was called upon to perform a new kind of "serv- Sunday. A young couple drove in and the man blushingly explained to Musgrove that he and his young woman companion had been mar- ried only that morning in Peta- luma. said Mus- rove. stammered the bride- groom, "some of our friends have tied a cowbell under our car and it has been ringing all the way from Petaluma and we wondered if you would help us get it off." The car was put on the rack where an examination showed that a rod had been welded to the un- derportion of the automobile and the cowbell had been welded to the rod. After much difficulty, the bell was removed and the cou- ple drove on "Incognito." The pair gave their names as Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Trenam, 587 Kent street, Petaluma. Trenam is employed in a Petaluma garage and laid the bell trick to his "pals." Faiu to DEL MAR HIT THEFT TRIAL B Y 4 0 0 0 OPENS HERE piRE; REPAIR TUESDA i Trial of George Carpenter, proin- I inent local stock on a charge jof grand theft, start Tuesda> morning in superior court here with a venire of 75 prospective jurors sum- moned to be present. Carpenter is accused by Newman and Korn, Oakland stock firm, of pur- chasing livestock.with their funds and then converting it into cash for his own benefit. He is specifically accused of purchasing 2119 head of ewes with company funds and selling them for When Herbert Murphy failed to ap- pear in superior court .here Monday morning to answer to a charge of fail- ing to provide for his minor child, Judge J. G. Bruton issued a bench! j warrant for his arrest. According toj I Assistant District Attorney Percy i Napton, Murphy appeared at a pre- CREDITORS ASK COMPROMISE ON DEBTS E C Boom, the trustee for the cer- itors of Frederick W. Kiesel, former president of the defunct California Na- tional and the California Trust and Savings Banks, Monday filed a peti- I tion with Bankruptcy Referee Evan J. Hughes to compromise for I the suit instituted in January, 1934, against the Tri-State Investment com- pany of Utah, a Kiesel family cor- i poration. Huston, Huston and Huston. Woodland are attorneys for Kiesel. Plot Was Charged i The original suit created a sensa- tion in the Sacramento valley. when j Boom charged that the Tri- State In- vestment company was deliberately i organized to prevent KieseVs .credi- K II. _ 4- It c and have l.t it stand mj CMf Garrison went comedy in these dusty "drammers. May Robson Favorite May Robson liked Woodland so well that she came back five times, once introducing one of her best playfi here for first time on any American'stage. Even after the Opera House shut down, May came to town 12 years ago to play in person at the National. After the performance she and the late Editor Ed. E. Lea'ke, visited together for two hours and rem- inisced over the "good old days." Miss Robson is one of the few old troupers of other days now be- fore the kleigs of Hollywood. She comes to Woodland now as a star in countless pictures, playing here at the National Tuesday night in "Strangers All." Early Managers Yoloan Pays Fine for Plans to remodel Hotel Del Mar i lors from obtaining his one-third share Mondav after-J.of the assets of the company.- Ihe liminary examination in justice court uit declared the Tri-State concern and knew that he was scheduled noon following a tne, hltn i was incorporated on January 27, 1933, appear in court here Monday morning; started from an oil burning hot water; after tne two "Sacramen- to answer to the charge. i heater in the basement, Sunday morn-j to banks failed. In 1933, Luis Covarrubias, Mexican, charg-j hplwoen VSO and C-I50 o'clock, i the assets of the Fred J. Kiesel; es- ed with assault with a deadly uests to safety through state, a corpartnership, were trans- St'T allows, halls and down ladders f ur-1 fcrred to razor on John Moya at Yolo, asked j nishcd by iiremen j gfc n w_ Downey> Boom's coun- that an attorney be appointed to rep- K" h- v.'hpen disas- i sel, states he is convinced the accept- Judge Bruton will which m.jrhl easil.v have been di.as cash an amui-iiBy for him and continued itrous for at ha tne kue.iadvantageous to Kiesel's credi- the time for his entering his plea until S They fled to safety, many of them in the'former banker and to attempt to Richard Steele of Knights Landing, telephone and porters noua convert the hoidjngs into cash, arrested at Dunnigan on a charge of j might burst into flames any mo-. an attorney for him and continued; trous without turning any of the money over to the firm. Steps were taken some time ago to I dismiss the charges on the ground that i the nature of the relationship between Carpenter and the company was a partnership, but at the last moment evidence was said to have been dis- covered by the district attorney's of- fice and the formal charge was filed. I A similar action in Oakland was, thrown out of court after! several] weeks of delayed hearings in the j lower courts. Carpenter has been at liberty for more than a year on bond pending, actual trial of the case. He is repre-i j sented by Huston, Huston and Huston.; drviing an automobile while intoxi- ment" cated, pleaded guilty and asked for probation. His case was referred toj Adjust Loss ________ An insurance adjuster is expected i Probation Officer George Zane, who j to arrive in Woodland Monday -eve-j will make his report to the court on j njng to make a complete survey ofj T the building and study conditions, which might have caused the fire.I Fire Chief George Hazeman annotate-i ed after the fire had been brought j under control that W. D. McKoy's loss could not exceed and that in! July 1. ________ j _____ Broderick Court Room [Reckless Drive Presented With Chair i Wells to Attend Attillo Denillio of West Sacramento, arrested Sunday on a charge of reck- Hot Sparks From Early Morning Blaze at Hotel Davis Resident Half Century Dies at Home _____ Engle of Sacramento had his first job in four years. He was to i start work Sunday morning as clerk j A new swivel chair was presented less driving, Monday morning paid a j to Justice of the Peace Frank Parisi! fine in the court of Justice of the UJ at Hotel Del Engle was one i of Broderick Friday evening by the'Peace Frank Parisi at Broderick m Miss Alta Wells, county health! ai; R basement about o. i five members of thf original j preference to spending 40 days in jail, j nurse, will leave Wednesday to attend I the lea, n o the ftre lie ,led smoked He immediate h Miss Viviarl) a teacher m Washington Boosters' club. The chair', Jesus Garcia, who was with him was, a three-day convention j a; notified Alton ,he Qakland schools_ _ is for use in the recently renovated; arrested under the county s sobriety One of the oldest citizens of Davis, i Alexander Yater, SO, died at his home is f. Since it SSSLftSk jrected in Apiii, iJ-o. d t California when a young Discovered by Porter r, j fnr 47 First to learn of the fire was Johnj He had lned m DaV1S 4? Anderson, a porter, who went to the are a S0n, Russell, and basement about o'clock and found j Randoll, of Los Angeles, and it filled with smoked. He immediately, ,___Ul_. -j foor-ViPr in I Waslnngton Boosters ciuo. AUC ciion a. wnrk Af- qeven o clock he nai I is for use in the recently renovated; arrested under the county's sobriety at Asilomar near Monterey. The con- At seveny ne I court room in the Washington town ordinance and was given a six months vention is being held under the aus- no jol mv cnei-iPnHpH ia spnt.p.no.e. rvf.tVa ranfnnna Public Health lamento. O.RLIL win uc nu jui 111 -----------__--_ __ ,__, hall. The chair was purchased with suspended jail sentence funds remaining in the organization's treasury and by personal contribution of the members. The surviving mem bers are Mrs. John McNevin, Mrs I C. W. Painter, Mrs. Ed Esycheck, Mrs. j Ed Pain and Mrs. A. M. Cameron, who jnow lives in Sacramento. Mr. Cam- pices of-the California Public Health, I -ITT11 _'ll comprise the committee in charge of the barbecue. Frank Towse is director of the Center. H S. Beales was the first manager j eron made the presentation. of the original Opera House that wasj destroyed in 1892. Dr. J. L. White jq and Frank Dietz were the other man-jkjpllllg agS PoStOOnCS BarbcCUC ager of the second Opera House, and' _______ he was followed in that office by E.j barbecue that annually marks C-Webber, J.Charles Greene and Rob-j meet- rf the geason for ert Eastham. Ot all the men who center served as been postponed from Wednesday until House only, Frank bving nc following Wednesday, June 26. still makes his home m Woodland. j todzyy'that many rtnri. House" I members of the Center would find it Opre House impossible. to attend the event this A brief, historical sketch of the i Q g u d L Woodland Qperxa House is necessary week- J- u" de" dnu background for the theatrical produc- tions which were so much a part of the social life of this community at the turn of the century. The original Opera House was de-j CLIPPER ON WAY HOME Dell MIDWAY ISLANDS, ce'mb'ei: 22, 1894. In 1895 the con-j the .first leg of her return flight to tract forvthe rebuilding of the Opera j California, the Pan-American chppei House was given W. H, Winne, local; took off from here at a. m. (P contractor; The cost] S.T.) today en route to Honolulu, 1300 of the" building'was estimated at miles to the southeast. Opening Night The-frrand occured on the 'evening of Monday, June 15, 1896, withvthe Hodges Company presenting by Bronson Howard. ToWnspeople disappointed. The mediocre cast gave a halt-hearted per- lormance. The grand the Hodges down to a three- Louis Galanda of Sacramento, association. Miss Wells will rested Saturday on a charge of violat-1 attend as representative of the Yolo ing the county's sobriety ordinance, I County Health department, was sentenced to serve 30 days in the I charged by Mrs. Tony FoW EsCEpC hjliry Rava with disturbing her peace, ap- peared before Judge Parisi Monday] morning and his case was set for trial! Friday morning at 10 o'clock. a while. When Auto Hits Pole lh turn contacted Mr. McKoy. The men Burjai was jn the Davis cemetery, v, turned off the oil valve of the heater following funeral services Monday be no job 101 find up to that time there was no Slgn morninff at O'ciock at the Me- I of a fire. The smoke from the base-; Funeral Home in Woodland. 'ment was slowly finding its wayj Williams of the Davis William K Mitchell manager through the hotel rooms and halls. Community church conducted the ser- the National'Theater, 'was "sleeping A ventilator was turned on to fan the 5ce with Miss Ruth Watson as solo- in" on Fathers' Day when he was smoke from the building, but it onlyi ist Mrs. Lawrence Wraith as ac- awakened by the scream, made conditions worse. companist. Pallbearers were Gordon Other members of the family were Twenty minutes later flames broke, Anderson, Charles Roos, J. G..Row, up, since some of them were to take out in thc linen closet and rapidly; Pcrcy Hoag, B. C. French and E. S. an early train for Oakland. "Mitch" spread through the middle division of McBride. U W. Ol'llllx VJU uw 11 1 f an early train for Oakland. "Mitch" spread through the middle division of i An automobile driven by K. Naka-} on a few ciothes and groped the east wing of the building. Igana late Saturday night ran into a nis way down thc han; having to were notified to make their exit at i Jv, nf tVip St.roun i__ iimp nml the fire department was the highway is a straight-a-way. Auto Dealers to Hold Meet Tonight Jack Deegan, president of the Yolo County Auto Dealers' association, has called a meeting of all dealers f-Qm the telephone pole tonight at o clock in the t Pair to Face Court On Drunkeness Charge telephone pole in front of the Stroup I make tnree before he could Hatchery west of town, badly damag-1 find thc staircase. ing the car and severely shaking, up j the four occupants. That section of Miss Virginia Kirk in the excite-! this time and the fire department was called by Mrs. Jean Fanchcr, hotel employe. Firemen Active When the fire department arrived, Fingerprints to Be Taken in Library Probe Nakag'ana claims that he lost con- ment of the fire met her younger' overy room in the building, 94 caandwasunableto ber of Commerce rooms in the court house. Codes will be the subject up] for discussion. j MERCURY CLIMBING Temperatures started moving upward in Woodland over the week-end. Saturday and Sunday afternoons found 88 degrees as the hottest point, but the mini- mum temperatures uring the early morning hours rose from 47 de- grees Saturday morning to 51 de- grees Sunday morning and 54 de- grees Monday morning. ?ister, Elizabeth, with the tion, "Are you Absolutely unhurried was George Bullock, one of the hotel's veteran residents. Along with other residents of the hotel, Mr. Bullock was not alarmed when he first smelled smoke, pleas before City Judge J. W. Hami- lton Tuesday morning in answer to i drunkenness charges filed against it.hem over the week-end by local po- a Mar. When OVcr tile wcerv-ciiu i'" [lice. They were lodged in the i jail to await their hearings. learned it was a fire he decided that he was in no danger and dressed leis- urely to go down and see what had night stand .of productions, none of them noteworthy. Traversas Comedian company came Colusa Attorney Escapes Death in Auto Accident Robert D, Scholes, Colusa attorney, miraculously escaped death Saturday night when his car failed to make the turn in the Pacific highway at Berlin, near the Yolo-Colusa county line, and crashed into a telephone pole. Reports were circulated Sunday that bruises in the accident. Investigating officers of the Cali- I Two Drivers Cited By State Officers j Two drivers we're arrested over the j week-end by Yolo county officers of the California Highway Patrol. A. Desantio of Westgatc was charged with parking on the highway and Vir- gil Continued on Page 4 Col. 1 Weather Forecast Sacramento Mon- day night and Tuesday; warmer Monday night, changeable winds. Miss Nan Laugenour was Monday of; completing plans to have Undersher- iff Forrest Monroe take fingerprints of several boxes which thieves "han- dled last Thursday when they ran- sacked the city and county libraries. Miss Laugenour feels that the van- dals should be caught and that the fingerprinters might prove helpful. Prizes Announced in Scout Mothers 'Baby Show Contest Woodland babies will reign as roy-; Wesley Reiff is the king and Dorothy alty Monday evening when the Scout; Powell is the 1S One of thc few who had to battle actual flames to get out of his room was John Hussie, oil company ,11 i-------- ploye. Hussie's room is in the sec-! held for the last several weeks, closes; zi) Rudy Monnick, tion of the hotel where the fire broke [with a Baby show at the Dingle Gram-! James Clark, Robert i j__ _._._ 111x4 n e M T) -.v......b.......--------- Mehren and the prince, Mothers' Baby contest, which has been i Smith_ inchides Lido Tox- Jaihes Smitih, Investigating officers of the Cali- gil Goodrich of McCloud with specd- fomia Highway Patrol declared that 55 miles an in a 45'nille zone" his escape from serious injury or death was a miracle in that his car was demolished by the terrific impact. INFANT DIES I 1U II UA LIIV IIV wC A I A t Ull "-a---------------- i .nu out and he was awakened to see mar school auditorium. _ The Driver, Robert flames leaping around his door, blaze was high enough so tha could make his exit without much danger. LW ov.v IIIMI w or. The be held at 7 o'clock, will be graced by j Laughton, Frances r that he'the infant "royalty" and ribbons, j Kuntz, Barbara Foth ads will be ro-i i. Bessette, and Fire "heroine" was Mrs. Jean Fan- cher, who, as soon as the fire broke out, attempted to telephone all the 1J1I VHV> mmf.ffftffv O I f _ .1 O ttl T fl 1 I O M I sulated Sunday that was demolished by the terrific impact, of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Diggs of, tne ne y. Scholes had been decapitated in the That particular turn on thc highway Woodland, died Monday. The McNary, "0P rSmantic opera wreck, but he reported from his home'has been the scene of many aerioun I Funeral Home is handling the funeral, down the smoke-filled halls to give 5, Column 1) I that he had suffered only minor! .wrecks in the past few years. (arrangements. I the alarm. M health and beauty awards will be pre-i Gripe. sented by Miss June Starkey, sponsor) Arnold Lambert and Hazel Ricci of the show. A program will be pre-j wjjj preside as winners of the Junior sented by a group of children. I Royalty division, including babies The show is divided into four class- from One to two years old. With es: Infant, junior, senior and beauty. WJH be Gloria Darnielle and i ,_ i... i as the prince and while their court includes Buff, Gerald Bowman, Tommy Woodi, Nor- US lllltil J UlllVJL OCillWl UU VMUl Each class has its own king and queen Rumsey as the prince and .priMMt, and courts of honor. Infant Royally viwiam The first class to be presenteeMs j ma e Infant Royalty division in which (Continued on lage o, t-ommn
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