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Article Title: Surprise Valley Record
Article Date: August 1936
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1936
NICKERSON GIVEN TWO YEARS IN PEN
Merle Nickerson held under $10,000 bail on a charge of involuntary manslaughter as the result of the accidental death of Mrs. Con OKeefe of Silver Lake on July 17, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary by Judge Arthur D. Hays of Lakeview Friday morning.
Previously Nickerson had waived grand jury hearing and trial and Thursday pleaded guilty to the charge. At the time, Hays indicated that he would postpone sentence for a week in order to allow time to investigate Nickersons background. The sentence Friday came as a surprise and was pronounced according to rumor, because Nickersons friends had indicated that they would fight the case.
Mrs. OKeefes death occurred following an accident when she was struck near the Buick place at Silver Lake by a car driven by Nickerson. Frank McBrown offered to take the stricken woman to Bend and was killed when his car hit a culvert. Witnesses testified that Mrs. OKeefe died before the second accident.
Unless previous criminal record is proved, Nickerson will be eligible for parole in a year.
Sheriff Carroll took Nickerson to Salem Saturday where he was dressed in to start serving his sentence. Carroll returned Sunday. (1:2)
Mrs. Allie King and daughters, Mrs. Dewey Conway and Mrs. Ruth Smith and three small sons, of Chico arrived here last evening on a visit to Mrs. Ella Neasham of this place. They are returning from a vacation trip to Crater Lake and other points of interest. Mrs. King is a sister of Mrs. Neasham.
Born at the Bennett Mineral Wells Sanitarium, August 1, 1936 to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Warren of Eagleville, a son.
NEWS NOTES FROM NEW PINE CREEK
Mr. and Mrs. Bloomer who have both been in the hospital at Alturas, is both back in their home in New Pine Creek. Bloomer looks fairly well considering the bad spell of sickness he went through. Mrs. McCrary is still pretty ill and we hope that our two good citizens will soon be their usual selves again.
George Stanley and daughter are visiting at New Pine Creek at this writing. Mr. Stanley was a former resident of New Pine Creek. He left here about 20 years ago and is now in the electric business at Anaheim, California.
Mrs. William Lemon of Council, Idaho, daughter of Mrs. C. M. Taylor and her daughter, Mrs. Margie Watts of Twin Falls and her son, were visitors in new pine Creek from Tuesday of last week to Saturday.
New Pine Creek, Jiggs, the old black dog owned by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith is dead. He was found on the street near the service station one morning. Jiggs will be missed by Mr. and Mrs. Smith who had him for 11 years.
LAKE CITY ITEMS
Relatives of Mrs. William Heard and a sister of Mrs. Kenneth Weidner visited here last week. They were from Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Streif are rejoicing over the arrival of a nine and a half-pound boy at the general hospital in Alturas Tuesday, July 28.
Miss Barbara Hapgood of Cedarville is helping at the Joshua Streif home.
Sunday as L. F. Streif and son, Bobbie, Joshua Streif and Mrs. Carrie Wimer were enroute to Alturas, Fred had a collision with another car near the old water trough. Fortunately, no one was hurt and but little damage was done to cars.
The farmers electric light meeting held here last Friday night was well attended and most everyone signed up to electrify Lake City and vicinity.
Mrs. Elnar Jorgenson is reported on the sick list this week.
DEATH TAKES WILLIAM VAUGHN AT AGE OF SEVENTY-EIGHT
William Henry Vaughn, well known College City resident and for the past years the caretaker at Pierce High School, died last night at 11:45 oclock at the Arbuckle sanitarium after a lingering illness.
A native of Missouri, born August 2, 1857, Vaughn leaves to mourn his death his widow, Mrs. Etta Betterton Vaughn of College City; a daughter, Mrs. Susie Harriet Blowers of Hanford; a son, Clyde Vaughn of Los Angeles; two brothers, Jess Vaughn of Fresno and Charles Vaughn of Fort Bidwell, Modoc County; three sisters, Lily Cummins of Cedarville, Lola Taylor and Dora Parman of Eagleville; and seven grandchildren. Charles Suggett of College City was an uncle of the deceased, who as also a cousin of Dr. E. S. Hollway of Colusa.
The body was shipped today by J. D. McNary & Son to Bakersfield, where funeral services will be held at 10 A. M. Friday. Interment will be made in Bakersfield cemetery.
William Vaughn came to California from Missouri when he was 3-years old. At one time, he attended the Pierce Christian College, which in later years became Pierce High School. He was united in marriage to Etta Betterton 15 years ago before settling at College City lived in Hanford, Bakersfield and Modoc County. His two children who survive are by a former wife, who died many years ago.
Mr. Vaughn was known and loved by everyone in College City and he was widely known and liked throughout the Arbuckle district. The sympathy of the people of Southern Colusa County goes out to members of the family in their hour of sorrow over the passing of this good man. Colusa Sun Herald
Mr. Vaughn was formerly of this valley and spent his boyhood days at the old Vaughn home at Eagleville and will be remembered by many old time friends of the family who extend sympathy to the bereaved family. (4:6)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1936
LAKE CITY ITEMS
Last week John Franklin was called to Alturas by the illness of his father, Ab Franklin. Mr. Franklin reports his father improving slowly.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinkade and little sons spent Friday night with Mrs. Kinkades grandfather, W. S. Painter. Mr. Kinkade is a Pentecostal minister and delivered a wonderful sermon to an appreciative audience Friday night. We hope to have him here again soon for a longer period.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinkade also visited with Mrs. Kinkades grandmother and uncle, the Streig family.
GETS FISHING HOOK CAUGHT IN HER FACE
While fishing on Lost Lake last Sunday, Bill Wimer, who was casting a spinner from one boat, had the misfortune of hitting his wife in the cheek with the spinner. Mrs. Wimer was on a raft some fifty feet away at the time the cast was made. The hook imbedded into the cheek so that it could not be dislodged at the time and making a very painful wound. She was brought to Cedarville, where Dr. Kennedy performed a slight operation, which necessitated the pushing of the hook thru the cheek so that the barb came to the surface. The barb was then removed from the hook and the hook was then taken from the cheek.
PAISLEY MAN IS BURNED BY GAS
Paisley, Oregon, August 5 Sam Dunn was severely burned about the arms and hands last Thursday night when a blaze suddenly developing from ignited gasoline in the garage in which he was working, enveloped a portion of his clothing. The fire was quickly extinguished and Dunn was brought to the Lakeview General Hospital for emergency treatment. it is reported that no serious complications have developed.
Dunn was at work in the mechanics room of the A. J. Dunn Chevrolet garage at about 10 P. M. and was in the act of draining gasoline from the tank of a car in preparation of repairing it. His trouble light dropped and broke the spark lighting the gasoline and a considerable blaze developed rapidly. The car was immediately pushed out of the garage and the fire quickly put out by use of extinguishers and chemical tanks.
FINGER PRINT EXPERT IS RECOVERING NICELY
Stewart Schick, fingerprint expert in the Sheriff John Sharps office was operated upon at the general hospital in Alturas this week. His condition is reported as satisfactory.
MR. AND MRS. KUHL CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. William Kuhl of Redwood Valley recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with reception and dinner party at their ranch home in the Valley. Their anniversary was July 22, but due to the foot injury suffered by Mrs. Kuhl, the celebration was postponed until Sunday.
Relatives and friends participated in the occasion Sunday bringing to the feted couple many happy wishes and gifts. Dinner was served at a long table spread with a golden cloth.
A beautiful decorated cake was the center motif on the table, bearing an appropriate inscription.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuhl have made their home in Redwood Valley for a great many years and are venerated by young and old alike for their kindliness and neighborly qualities. Redwood (Ukiah) Valley Journal.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuhl were formerly residents of this place.
SURPRISE PIONEER PASSES AT ALTURAS
Uncle Abe Addington, 73, the last member of a large pioneer family of this valley, died at the general hospital at Alturas Saturday evening from a heart ailment and dropsy. His funeral was held here last Monday afternoon, rev. V. A. Vinyard officiating and his remains were interned in the Cedarville cemetery. He leaves a large number of nieces and nephews and many friends to mourn his passing. (1:5)
LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ALL
Jesse Hughes, proprietor of Romero Lodge, who suffered a fractured leg some days ago has so for recovered as to be able to be moved to his home.
Daly Conklin of Westwood and Margaret V. Royal of Myrtle Point were married by Rev. J. Kendrick Ballou at the Congregational parsonage on August 8th.
Reginald B. Taylor and Miss Eleanor Ann Nichols both of Alturas were married at the home of C. A. Fitzpatrick on Sunday. Reg is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Taylor and Miss Nichols a daughter of Lee Nichols, formally a postal clerk in Alturas. Both are graduates of the Modoc Union high school and are very popular among the younger set. Their many friends are showering them with good wishes.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1936
VINTON MILLER SUICIDE VICTIM IN LAKEVIEW
Word was received in Cedarville Wednesday morning that Vinton Miller, prominent banker and businessman of Lakeview had taken his own life by gas Tuesday noon.
Miller was a son of the Marius Miller, prominent in Lakeview for many years. It is reported that he had been in ill health for sometime.
He attended a meeting of the roundup directors Tuesday and apparently was in the best of spirits. He went home from town about 11 oclock Tuesday and Mrs. Charles Combs, wife of the district attorney heard a motor running in his garage and summoned Sheriff Herb Carroll. A few minutes later when Combs and Carroll arrived, Miller was in his automobile in the garage and had attached a hose from the exhaust to the exhaust, had plugged all air holes in his car with paper and was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Mr. Miller is well known throughout southern Oregon and northern California. He has always been a public-spirited man and has served on various committees of charity as well as having been active in business circles of Lake County.
He leaves to mourn his passing, a daughter, a son and a brother.
It is reported that he had been in ill health for several years and had collapsed of a heart attack during the Lakeview roundup of 1934. (1:1)
CAVE LAKE IS SOLD TO HEARST
Word received here this week was to the effect that William Randolph Hearst had purchased Cave Lake in the upper High-grade region. Mr. Hearst is planning to turn the property over to the United States government in exchange for some property along the Castle Crags country.
Announcement was made to R. R. Baker of Alturas. Mr. Baker is under the impression that the Hearst property will immediately be deeded to the United States government and that the exchange will be in effect immediately.
MARY MULLINS BECOMES BRIDE OF JOHN FAULKNER
Word was received in Alturas this week of the marriage of Miss Mary Mullins, Alturas teacher to John Faulkner. The marriage was performed in Crescent City.
They were married Monday. The couple have resided in Alturas for many years and are well known throughout Modoc County.
The Record joins with their many friends in wishing them well in their married life.
IRVIN ELLIOTT ILL
Irvin E. Elliott, coach of Modoc Union high school for several years and well known in Surprise Valley, having competed with Cedarville high school with his various teams, is seriously ill at Chico.
Bobb Kupp, 22, is in a Lakeview hospital and William Patton, 47, is in the Lake County jail after a stabbing fray.
JAMES PEACOCK PASSES AWAY SATURDAY NIGHT
Funeral services were held for James Peacock last Monday afternoon from the M. E. Church, Rev. Virgil A. Vinyard officiating.
Jimmie, as he was familiarly known, passed away in his sleep sometime Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Acty. He had been in poor health for sometime. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Thomas Acty and a brother, to whom the sincere sympathy of the community is extended. (1:3)
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stevenson of Lookout, who was seriously injured by a fall last week has recovered sufficiently to be removed to Adin, where Mrs. Alma Harper Wallace, an aunt of Mrs. Stevenson is caring for the child.
WHATS FUNNIER THAN PEOPLE
This is the first requirement of editors both big and small. There are many kinds of columns and columnists. Most of them are what you might term rotten. This column will be no exception to the general rule.
Editors sit by the hour and ponder over their columns. They chew up good two for a nickel cigars, do not have time to wait on customers, pass up money on old bills and in their concentration forget that they are in a world inhabited by many men, beasts and other parasites.
Of the many columnists probable McIntyre is the most outstanding, but his column has faults. If he and his dog should die there would be no one to write the column, or would there be anything to write about. You may have noted that one of his dogs is already dead and that Mr. McIntyre has cried on the shoulders of his readers for many weeks over its passing.
Should there be any doubt as to whether we came to Modoc to take over this paper on a shoestring, we would like to have it known right here that we came in a Nash 8. You know, 8 years old.
In case we might pat you on the back a little in our endeavor to give everyone a fair break and a certain amount of free publicity, please do not pat us back in the face either by hand or with a spade. Should you choose the face procedure, remember our left eye is the bummest. We cannot see very well out of either though, if that will detract further from your intentions.
Seen in the hotel lobby: C. Demick and N. Monroe. It is a cinch that they were either talking hay, race horses or roundup. But then on the other hand, we guess, by the cowed look on Demicks face, that they were talking cattle.
A picture today: Abe Plato sitting at a rolled top desk. You know, rolled in the corner. Abe had the same promising look on his face that we knew in days gone by. Did I say promising? Anyway, we knew Abe in the good old Susanville days when he was pumping up the macaroni to feed the little ones with a bicycle pump. Never mind Abe, we have since broken our pump too.
Who remembers when: Each case that came to the eyes of the public in this vicinity was first aired in the old harness shop. This was probably the only court in the world that comprised state national and county governments all in one. There never was an old timer who was to cussed and discussed by the jury.
We arrived in Cedarville full of energy and willing to do our part. We will pay our state tax, county tax, road tax, gasoline tax but probably no INCOME TAX.
Most columnists sign their column in big black face caps. We are going to be different. We are married and have three small children and we do not wish to expose the one that wrote it.
We cannot imagine anything worse than to raise one of our kiddies to manhood and then have him turn out to be a crooked politician, be arrested, have a big trial and then be drafted into the movies at $5000 a week. Or at least run for governor.
EVA LUTHER IS BRIDE OF E. KERR
Coming as a surprise to their many friends in the southeast district, is the announcement of the marriage of Mrs. Eva Luther, of Post Street, South gate and Earl Mortimer Kerr of Downey at the Santa Ana wedding chapel last Friday.
The couple with a few relatives, motored to Santa Ana for the service conducted by the Rev. Sloss of Santa Ana.
Mrs. Ellis R. Adams sister of the bride, served as matron of honor and the brides oldest son Dale was the other attendant.
Others in the wedding party were Bob Luther, youngest son of the bride, Donna Jane Adams and Miss Marion Griffith, all of South Gate.
Mrs. Kerr has been in business in South Gate for many years and a prominent in the activities of guardian chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Smith Gate. Mr. Kerr is well known in Downey and vicinity.
The bride is a daughter of Aunt Jane Jones of Lake City and sister of Mrs. J. H. Hutchinson and Mrs. Jess Hapgood of this place. She is a graduate of Surprise Valley high school. Her many friends in this valley extend congratulations.
Mrs. Ina Stiner and mother Mrs. Jessie Stiner of Porterville are visiting at the homes of J. W. Stiner and A. W. Stiner of this valley.
In the action for divorce Carrie G. Wimer vs. Fred E. Wimer the demur, to Plaintiffs complaint was sustained by the court and the plaintiff given ten days to amend complaint.
Judgment was entered for plaintiff in case of E. M. Masten vs. Hot Spring Valley irrigation district. Judgment was rendered for the sum of $1000, $291.67 interest and $7.75 costs of suit.
Mrs. Claire Raker-Bell, formally of Alturas was a weekend visitor to friends in Alturas. Mrs. Bell is a niece of the late John E. Raker. She is employed in San Francisco at present.
Wiley Dorris and wife of Southern California is visiting relatives and friends in Alturas. Mrs. Dorris was formerly Miss Green and taught in the Modoc Union high school. Wiley, more commonly known as Doley is an attorney.
LAKE CITY ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Jacobs and C. A. Ward are leaving this week for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jones at Los Molinos. Mrs. Jones is a daughter of Mr. Jacobs and a sister of Mrs. Ward.
LOCAL ITEMS OF INEREST TO ALL
Mrs. D. H. Groves Sr., of Eagleville underwent a major operation at the hospital in Alturas last Thursday evening. At this writing her condition is reported slightly improved.
Jack Hansen left for Reno yesterday, where he will reside for a time.
Coming as a surprise to their many friends was the marriage of Miss Evelyn Brown to Ray Golden at Reno last Thursday evening. Both of the newly weds are popular young people of Cedarville and their host of friends wish them success in their new venture. At this time they are spending their honeymoon in San Diego.
Mrs. Jennie Hill, has been ill the past week with hay fever. She has been staying at the home of her sister, Miss Cassie Johnstone, where she has been under medical attention. Reports are that she is better at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wurth are visiting here from Fresno. Mrs. Wurth is a daughter of D. E. Hill.
A baby girl was born to the wife of Albert Erramouspi, at the general hospital, Sunday, August 17th. Both mother and baby are doing nicely.
Leo Rachford, son of J. C. Rachford of Alturas, has been visiting his father and other relatives for a few days. Leo is with the Bank of America in king City.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1936
EAGLEVILLE MAN DIES OF BROKEN NECK TUESDAY
Everett Woodruff, prominent stockman of Modoc County and of northern Washoe County, Nevada was found in a small gulch near Little Highrock Canyon in Northern Washoe County some 80 miles east of Cedarville with a broken neck.
>From the appearance of the body, the accident happened sometime during Tuesday afternoon. The body was not found until early Thursday morning and had been lying in the open for over 36 hours.
Men who were at the place where Woodruff was found came to the conclusion that the accident happened somewhat along the following lines. That Woodruff had ridden up to the edge of the gulch and that his horse had shied at a cowhide lying in the bottom of the swale. Woodruff was undoubtedly thrown off the horse and slide down the embankment for a distance of approximately ten feet on his hands and knees, as there are two distinct marks in the bank at the place where the accident happened. He evidently hit his head on a large rock and thus breaking his neck.
Woodruff was out on his range at the time looking over his stock and was expected to return to his Eagleville home Tuesday evening. When he failed to arrive by Wednesday afternoon, his son, Benny, set out in search of his father and late that night found his horse grazing near by, saddled and riderless. He was unable to find his father at the time and returned to his home. Early the next morning he rushed to the scene where he had found the horse. By tracking the horse, Benny found his father with his head underneath his body. Taking a blanket from his car, he covered the body and came immediately to Cedarville to get in touch with the Nevada coroner. However, after much telephoning with Reno authorities and it seeming impossible to get any action from the coroners office there, he and John Ballard of the Kerr mortuary and several others went to the scene of the accident. Woodruff was brought to Cedarville late Thursday evening. The body was bloated beyond recogni!
Interment was made in the Eagleville cemetery.
Everett Edison Woodruff was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa on December 13th, 1870. He came to Modoc County in 1887 at the age of 17 years. He was 66 years, 11 months and 13 days of age at the time of his death.
He is survived by a wife, Nellie B. Woodruff, a son, e. B. Woodruff and a daughter, ruby Wimer and three grandchildren; also a brother B. C. Woodruff of Ceres, California, two sisters, Lydia reed of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Viola Yancy of Candor, New York, besides numerous nieces and nephews. (1:1)
CHANCE VISITORS FIND THEY HAVE MUTUAL RELATIONS
Percy Longwell of Davis Creek and his grandfather, Mr. Taylor, were callers at the county clerks office the other day. Mr. Taylor and Bob Smith began talking and discovered they are great grandfathers of the same child, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Smith.
Motion for alimony pending trial of suit brought by Ruth Irene Nelson against John Nelson for divorce, came up for hearing Wednesday morning. On motion of attorney J. S. Henderson for plaintiff said hearing was continued until Thursday at 10 oclock a.m.
The divorce action of R. H. Shelton vs. Gladys Shelton set for trial on August 27th has been reset for September 14th, 1936.
NEWS NOTES FROM NEW PINE CREEK
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ernst arrived here Sunday morning for a few days visit with friends and will prepare their household goods for shipment to Crocket, California, where Mr. Ernst will teach in the Crocket high school this coming term.
LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ALL
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Sharp and son from Tucson, Arizona and Mrs. Kenneth Larryhue and two little sons from Oakland are visiting at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sharp of Vya, Nevada.
Mrs. Davie Grove is improving rapidly after an illness of quite sometime.
Miss Marjorie Tyeryar is recovering from an appendicitis operation.
The newly weds, Mr. and Mrs. ray golden, returned home last week from San Diego, where they spent a short time honeymooning.
Mrs. W. E. Hill, who has been staying at the home of her sister Miss Cassie Johnstone, during her recent illness was able to return to her home last Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. R R. Hoyes and two children of Sacramento, were visitors in Cedarville Tuesday morning. Mrs. Hoyes was Miss Ida Hand before her marriage and is a former resident of Cedarville.
W. H. Gifford, of Wayne, Neb., is here on a visit to his brother, P. L. Gifford and family, of this place.
Last Sunday afternoon, Lyle Barber had the misfortune of being thrown from a horse and suffered injuries to his back.
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