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Page 10 - Weanesday, August 20, 1980 Glimpses of the Past By JACK HOWELL Recently in the paper there was a brief article about what Alfred M. Landon had to say about the forthcoming election and his support of the Republican party. For those of you who never heard of him, he was the Presidential candidate in 1936 against Franklin D. Roosevelt, and today at 93 is still active in politics. He was Governor of Kansas in 1936 when he ran and was so popular that other aspirants for the office with -+ drew from the race to give their support to Landon; among these were : Knox, Vanderburg, Dickinson and Nice. The first ballot gave Landon 983 votes and Senator Borah 19. For the record, Cloverdale voters gave Landon I00 votes in the second district in Roosevelt's B4, but overall in the six districts the vote was: Roosevelt 660, Landon 365. Another California, Earl Warren, who was district attorney of Alameda County, was named a Republican Committeeman. In 1936. Meanwhile, the Queen Mary, super liner was making her bow on the Atlantic, weighing g0,000 tons. She had 12 decks, 234 feet from keel to masthead, and was capable of traveling 32 miles per hour or 37 knots. She carried 2,075 passengers and crossed the Atlantic in 41/2 days. Today jet airliners fly via the polar route from San Francisco to Frankfort Germany, in 13 hours, and as you leave Los Angeles for Hawaii you look down at Long Beach annd see the old Queen resting at the dock after her many voyages. That's progress! Recently, I talked about circuses and their capacity to entertain the folks in small towns who otherwise may never see the sights they brought to the community. In 1936 the Barney circus came to Cloverdale and was quartered at the Caldwell tract across the Redwood Highway from the Sunset Auto court. Before coming here, misfortune came to them in as two lions escaped in Grass Valley and one drowned in the Bear River while resisting capture; the other was captured and they proceeded to their ren- dezvous in Cloverdale. Evan Thompson purchased Joe Kothgassners equipment and business interests. He will be in charge of the railway express office and ice business assisted by Charles Holst. A raging fire was finally contained on the Pine Mountain ranch of R. M. Horn after it had consumed hundreds of acres of grazing land and destroying all the buildings on the Larsen ranch and the Carson ranch. On October I, 1936, fire destroyed a local landmark on Sulphur Creek, this was the Hans Nithausen barn which for 60 or more years was used as a flour warehouse " for the old Sulphur Creek mill. The Nilhausen home was also destroyed; they lived there for over 40 years. A pioneer lady passed on that same week, Mrs. Jessee L. Appleton of Preston who was horn in San Jose in 1861 and .was the daughter of Volney Moody. She came to Preston in 1875 with her mother the late Addle Hubbard and in 1895 she married Wellington Ap- pleton, son of Madame +. Superstars to light up Jerry Lewis Telethon Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Erik Estrada, Tony Bennett, Chad Everett, David Hartman, Debbie Reynolds and Nell Sedaka are among the dozens of show business luminaries who will apear with Jerry Lewis on the Labor Day telethon tobenefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis' 15th Annual marathon appeal for the fight against muscular dystrophy begins Sunday, August 31, at 6 p.m. and )continues nonstop until 5 p.m., Monday, September I, on KTVU, Channel 2. , Veteran Ed McMahon will join host Jerry Lewis for the ighth straight year on the supershow, which will again be broadcast live from the +Space Center of [}el Webb's :/..hara in I.as Vegas. More ithan 20O "Love Network" stations coast-to-coast and in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam will air the Labor Day special. The show will .also be seen in Canada. + KTVU local cutaways will feature co-hosts Pat Mc- Cormick, Frank Dill and !Mike C[eary originating from the Hyatt-Union Square in San Francisco, produced by "Nancy Graham. Studio guests are welcome. i Telethon produced Robert J. Considine said that all-star line-up for the 211/ hour '+i spectacular will also include Ray Anthony, Blondie, Count Basic, Erma Bombeck, Virginia Capers, Charo, Vic Damone, Joey Heather,on, Wolfman Jack, Abbe Lane, Julius La Rosa, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lorna Luft, Peter Marshall, Jack Palance, Cliff Robertson, Paul Sorvino, Mel Torme, Dionne Warwick, Ben Vereen and many more. Throughout this year's spectacular, radio and television personality Wolfman Jack will host a "Telethon Rock n ROll Topic" featuring performances by the Bee Gees, The Captain and Tennille, Hotstuff, Paul McCartney and Wings, Blondie, Queen, Gerry Rafferty and many other major rock and disco stars. Stars slated to appear on skates include Susan Richardson from "Eight is Enough," Jill Whelan from "Love Boat," Catherine Bach from "Dukes of Hazzard," "P" Pruett from the "Tim Conway Show," the cast from +'General Hospital," Laurette Spang from "Buck Rogers," Michael Leon from "Chips," Katherine Kelly Lange from "Skatetown USA," Irene Cara from "Fame," country and western singer Barbi Benton, Gary Collins, Red Daly and Jimmy and Nells Van Patton. An all-time record audience of over 93 million people watched last year's Telethon in 37,250,000 homes which raised an un- precedented $30,075,227 in viewer pledges. Tra- ditionally, nearly 100 percent of Telethon viewers' pledges are honored. Jerry Lewis predicts that this year's shown will raise even more than last year's. "OuP Labor Day Telethon is a love- in," he says. "It's an out- pouring of concern and generosity unmatched by any other American fund-raising event." The Telethon supports MDA's research and patient care programs for children and adults afflicted by any of 40 neuromuscular diseases. MDAsponsors a nationwide network of more than 220 free diagnostic and treatment clinics. Its worldwide research effort currently includes more than 750 in- dividual projects and I0 major research-clinical centers in the U.S. and in England. MDA's income is derived almost entirely from public support. The Association neither seeks nor receives government grants or fees for services to patients, their families or the community at large. Isis Oasis to present concert +, Comedy in songs and poetry, musical im- ?earsonations of the Gay and ughty Nineties by 88 year old Mrs. June de Roche; Songs from light Broadway musicals by June and Robert McManaman and Christian Bird at the harpsicord together with an exhibit of oil paintings, petit point and crewel stitchery by Mrs, De Roche will be featured at the third Sunday evening Isis Osis presentation, August 24, 5 p.m., according to Lora Vigne, Isis Oasis resort owner. Mrs. June de Roche, for- mer vaudevillian, radio and television personality, now living in Healdsburg, will be featured at the August 24 presentation. Known from New York to California for her musical impersonations of both male and female voices in Italian, Swedish, Cockney and Jewish dialects, Mrs. de Roche will celebrate her BBth birthday Sunday at the performance. The vaudevillian was the leading actress on Broadway in 1928 at the Grove Street Folly Company in which she portrayed four different characters. In 1929 she ap- peared in the first variety Mow and first dramatic show produced by San Francisco radio station KFRC. As a television performer Mrs. de Roche appeared in such ows as "Father Knows Best" with Robert Young and he "Day in Court" series. Sought after as a performer at diverse benefits, she*has been a frequent entertainer for such disparate groups as B'nai B'rith, Protestant religious college campuses and Catholic benefits. With imparkling eyes and a con- tagious smile, de Roche facetiously quotes Bob Hope. "I perform benefits for all religions. I wouldn't want to blow eternity on a technicality." During intermission Mrs. de Roche will have on display award winning oil paintings and petit point and crewel ++` needlework wall tapestries that she has created over the past six years. Some of the fine crewel work takes 100 or more hours to complete. She now works four hours a day on fine needlework. She has .knitted 15 full-length coats, 3OO different crewel and petit point pieces and painted over 200 oil paintings. "Retirement can De tun m the later years the gregarious performer exudes as she changes from one dialect to another, quotes original poetry, dances a vaudevillian shuffle and mimics Gracie Fields, Carol Burnett and numerous other old time and current show personalities. Anybody can do anything they set their mind to de Roche emphasizes. "I didn't start painting until after I was 55. I started doing petit point and crewel after I was past 70. And I canoed down the Russian River every summer until l was 77. My son insisted I quit. You can do anything you set your mind to." de Roche repeated, and then added "'except get people to mind their own business." She was apparently thinking back to the son's hrging that she desist from canoeing. Mrs. Christian Bird, harpsichordist and a Santa Rosan will accompany some of Mrs. de Roche's musical presentations. Mrs. Bird is the regular pianist at the Santa Rosa Christian Life Center+ Playing a piano since she was five years old and baroque on the harpsicord since she was 16, a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Music degree, Mrs. Bird in 1977 had her own harpsicord hand- crafted by John Wallace, Mill Valley harp- sicord craftsman. She will present harpsichord solos by Couperin, Les Barricades, Mysterieuse suite No. 4, and Purcell. Robert McMannaman, accompanied by his wife June at the piano, will present selected songs and music from light Broadway musicals. Mrs. and Mrs. McMannaman are on the faculty at Rio Linda Academy. June is the organist at the Santa Rosa Presbyterian Church of the Roses and husband Bob is that Church's Choir director. Formerly at Helderburg College in Capetown, South Africa, the Mc- Mannamans lave been at the Rio Linda campus 14 years. Lora Vigne, Isis Oasis proprietor, will present a huge birthday cake to Mrs. de Roche at the conclusion of the entertainer's presentation. It will be shared by those in attendance. "The real treat," Mrs. Vigne em- phasized, "will be watching the unique and well-seasoned vaudevillian in action." The concert starts promp- tly at 5 p.m. Sunday, August 24. Additional information and reservations may be obtained by telephoning Isis Oasis t707) 857-3524. Ad- mission is $3 at the door. If advance reservations are made, the charge is $2.50. Seating is limited to 100 at Isis Oasis Theater located a 20889 Geyserviile Avenue, Geyserville, California 95441. I + ' ii The old Preston mansion as it appears today-now under new ownership. Photo by Janice. Preston. She was one of the founders of the Preston colony of which Madame Preston was the leader. Mrs. S. M. Green and Joseph Zahner are surviving members of the Volunteers and make their home at Preston. Relatives of the deceased attending the funeral were: R. M. Wright,a cousin and wife. Deluss M. Blood, a nephew and wife, of Oakland, Mrs. Chelton B. Hill and husband, a niece of San Leandro. The Preston sotry is a long and fascinating one and will be told in the future. Today's existing homes are: the main house, a victorian mansion, adjoining house, old hospital where the Madame treated her flock, the barns, several other church where held. She followers few who her family family overlooking lake whicb enjoyed as s recreation. steeple of seen from travels north Preston ares. for many seen an "Barcal rocks, bottled in Kolling and called Water" the spring w Keep coming in haven't sent card please do the essence; great tribute and a fine history, you, today, will history, clude a his,m7 past, and yot +/ # Co-hosts Pat McCormick, Frank Dill and Mike Cleary Join Jerry Lewis on the 15th annual Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on KTVU, Channel 2. beginning a t 6 p.m.. Sunday, August 31, and continuing to 5 p.m., Monday, September t. Local Bay Area segments will originate from the Hyatt-Unlon Square in San Franebo. Studio are invited. Good Word for Today: Speak By PHYLLIS SJOBLOM all found that I TEXT: Then I said, I will not make mention of Him, or speak anymore in His name. But His word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones,and I was weary with forbearing, and l could not stay. Jeremiah 20:9. SPEAK When I first read this passage of Scripture l could clearly see that Jeremiah spoke for Godly people throughout the ages. What Christian is there who cannot identify with these words? There is indeed a fire in the bones of every believer which makes it impossible to remain silent about the things of the Lord. We speak" because we cannot remain silent. I am sure there have been times in your life, as well as in mine, when you have been |nsulted or belittled for speaking for God; and we have probably determined, at some time or other, to "not make mention of Him," as Jeremiah did. But we have quiet about the nail in I he says, allowed of trust with we speak; men but simple. We gospel to What comeS  the story of entry into the throngs Jesus and multitude of began to God in a Pharisees rebuke the. thrills my these could thes Cry out." As SolomOn indeded a tin I say that been a more it. Heed tl psalmist, redeemed so." 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