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Reno, Nevada
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Monday, December 11, 1950
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VENING GAZE Local News Sports, Comics PART 2 RENO, NEVADA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1950 PAGE ELEVEN MEMO 4 o o 4f few 4i i Narcotics Case Hearing Slated Will Air Charges In Federal Court Scheduled for Tuesday is a heaw session of federal court. with Judge Roger Foley scheduled to hear the cases of nearly 20 Las Vegas residents charged with violation of the federal narcotics act. The arrests of the alleged offenders were made in the southern Nevada city under the direction of A. C. Lachenaucr, federal narcotics agent. lie charges that the persons involved forged prescriptions in order to obtain narcotics in a manner similar to suspects likewise accused in the Reno area. In other federal court action recently. Judge Foley: Heard John R. Monk and Ray mond F. Sims plead guilty to vio lation of interstate automobile theft charges, and set sentencing for Dec. V2 and 22. r 'spectively. Monk admitted transporting a stolen car from Amarillo, Tex., to Winnemucca on or about Nov. 4. while Sims confessed driving a stolen vehicle from Portland, Ore.. to Reno, where he was arrested by police on Nov. 28. Listened to the United States district attorney's office charge Donald A. Christensen with embezzlement of an automobile from Yosemite national park, Calif., driving it to Reno. William Kane, deputy U. S. district attorney, said today that Christensen, through Attorney David Goldwater, has indicated "he will plead guilty. The district attorney's office has indicated application for removal of the case to the Nevada jurisdiction will be granted. Imposed a two-year sentence on Harold P. Reed of Thome. Nev., vvho admitted making false Railway Express agency entries while an agent of that concern. He pleaded guilty to falsifying entries in his payroll accounts. He was also fined 52UU. payame at $10 monthly starting Feb. 15. 1951. Indian Scouts To Sell Trees Boy Scouts of the Reno Indian colony have gathered 75 Christmas trees which are offered for sale to the public. The trees were cut by the Indian braves of troop No. 14 under supervision of the Toiyabe forest service. Arrangements for purchase may be made by telephoning John Dressier at Reno 3428. NOMINATION APPROVED WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. (JPi The senate judiciary committee approved today President Truman's nomination of Leonard Carpenter as U. S. Marshal for Nevada. AUTO LICENSE SALE TO START IN RENO FRIDAY 1951 automobile licenses on sale at the enlarged and modernized Washoe county assessor's office, Friday. Albert Boyne, assessor elect, urged car owners today to pick up the plates as early as possible and "avoid that usual last-minute rush" in January. He reminded those with reserved numbers that they should call for their licenses before Dec. 25. Washoe passenger ear licenses will run from 3 through 21-999 next year. Carson Valley Matron Passes Funeral services for Mrs. F. A. Cochran, a native of Massachusetts and a resident of Nevada since 1942 who died at her home in Genoa Saturday, will be held Tuesday in Gardnerville. Final rites will be conducted in St. Gall's Catholic church, starting at 10 a. m. Burial will be in the family plot of the Genoa cemetery. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 7:30 tonight in the chapel of the Capital City mortuary in Carson. Pallbearers will be Robert A. Allen, Edgar Boardman, David Cochran, Roscoe Vassar, Joseph Williams and Ralph Crouse, all of Carson and Gardnerville. Mrs. Cochran was born in Cambridge in 1875. She married a naval man in 1900, and they lived first in Newport, R. I., where four of their six children were born. After the first war, Mr. Cochran resigned from the navy and joined the diplomatic service, serving for several years as chief clerk to the naval attache in Madrid and The Hague. Mrs. Cochran and the family went to Europe with him, where the older children completed their education. After her husband's death in 1942, Mrs. Cochran came to Nevada to be near some of her children. She was active in the Altar society and the Genoa Homemak-ers club, and always was keenly interested in national and international affairs. Survivors include her children, Leo F. Cochran, Mrs. Eleanor Rhodes. Kathleen Cochran and Mrs. Mary Williams, all of Genoa and Minden, Robert Cochran of Fanwood, N. J., and Gilbert Cochran of Summit, 111.; four sisters and 14 grandchildren. Education Board Meeting Is Held Executive Session Is Held in Carson State board of education went into session in Carson this morning, but what was being discussed could not be learned at noon. The office of Miss Mildred Bray, superintendent of public instruction was asked by Miss Bray to re-a reporter could attend the session. Miss Bray told one of her office staff that she would put the request before the board when it convened and "would come out and reveal its decision." However, after the meeting got underway at 10 o'clock, Miss Bray did not come out of the conference room with a decision one way or the other, and by noon the board still was in session. One of the subjects expected to confront the board today is the matter concerning Mrs. Ellen Couch of Reno, who late last week was asked shortly after 9 o'clock if linquish her S3600-annual post as supervisor of the state lunch program. The request reportedly was made so that Miss Bray then could put in her application for the position with the state board, which makes the appointment. The requested change drew the ire of Glen Duncan, superintendent-elect from Ely. He said he strongly protested any change in personnel in the state educational set-up, and was particularly concerned over Mrs. Couch's resignation request. He said he would investigate the "policital shuffling." The Couch controversy may have been aired at this morning's session, but the principal in the matter was not called before the board. Mrs. Couch had told Miss Bray she would think over the request. There was even talk that Mrs. Couch, former Nevada school teacher, would have legal representation. Most members of the board were in attendance at today's meeting, with the exception of its chairman, J. C. Kinnear of New York City and McGill, and E. R. Marvel of Battle Mountain. Two Automobiles Stolen, Recovered Recovery of two automobiles stolen from the Reno area was recently reported by the Washoe county sheriff's office. One of the vehicles, a 1949 Packard gray sedan owned by Herb C. Flint. 1033 Lander St., was found near Bridgeport, Calif., deputy sheriffs said. The other vehicle, owned by Joe Girola, 65 Sierra st., was found south of the city limits in back of a motel, Sheriff Ray Root said. THOUSANDS OF YOUNGSTERS lined the downtown streets Saturday afternoon for the giant balloon parade sponsored by the Nevada Retail Merchants association. The children, and adults, too, pushed into the streets for a better view as clown-suited members of the Police Athletic league (PAL) and Boy Scouts wheeled the colorful, inflated figures by. Nine bands from Nevada and northern California schools participated, as well as Reno's Clown Alley and the Nevada State Rangers. The crowd and one of the many figures are pictured upper left on the Virginia street bridge, while lower left is a group of children from the state orphans home who had special bleachers set up at Powning park. The photograph above shows two more of the giant balloons being rolled along by the youngsters. . Three Injured In Car Mishaps Wigwag Signal Hit by Driver Three persons received injuries in automobile accidents over the weekend, according to the Reno police department. Lucille Eklund, 46, Route 1, was injured when her vehicle ran into the wig-wag signal at the railroad tracks on Center st., at about 2:40 a. m. Sunday. She is being treated at the Washoe medical center for facial and other injuries, and is described as in satisfactory condition. William Seaman, 71, Pioneer hotel, sustained injuries Monday morning when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Grant Horlacher, 23, 542 Valley road, according to Reno police. Mr. Horlacher was making a left hand turn from Fourth to Lake sts., when his machine struck Mr. Seaman, crossing the street. Mr. Horlacher claimed that Mr. Seaman was not in the pedestrian lane and that he was unable to see him at the time of the impact, which occurred at 12:50 a. m. Monday. Police investigation is continuing. Mr. Seaman is being treated at Washoe medical center for what is described as not serious injuries. J. L. Hoffman, 74, 1601 Plumas St., sustained minor injuries shortly after 9 a. m. Monday in an automobile crash at Arlington ave., and LaRue sts. His vehicle and one driven by Eleanor Rose Umber, 270 Circle dr.. collided. Mrs. Umber, travelling north on Arlington ave., told offi cers rain hampered visibility. She was cited by officers for alleged violation of the right of way at an intersection. Dr. George Cann, 1223 Arlington ave., was the victim of another accident, when an automobile driven by an unknown person crashed into his garage and damaged his 1939 DeSoto, he told officers. The driver jumped out of the machine and ran from the scene, police were told. The crashed automobile, a 1937 Chevrolet coupe owned by Harold Schrober of Gardnerville, was stolen from a parking lot at Court and Virginia sts. GARAGE ENTERED John Drendel, 75 Coleman drive, told Reno police Sunday that his garage was entered through the rear door and two trunks were ransacked, although nothing was reportedly taken. .w......t..f(1((.fr..r-.flf.....AJM-' rt nii iyinfwfrri ffl-ifrwrmrifi xJ2-ju iXi GOVERNOR AND GOVERNORS-ELECT of four western states pictured above as they attended austerity luncheon sponsored by auxiliary to Washoe medical center Saturday in Hotel Mapes. Left to right are State Treasurer Charles B. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, representing Gov. Earl Warren of California; Gov. J. Bracken Le of Utah; Morley -G riswold, former governor of Nevada who acted as toastmaster; Governor-elect Howard Pyle of Arizona and Governor-elect Charles H. Russell and Mrs. Russell of Nevada. About 300 attended. Luncheon over, the governors witnessed Reno's giant balloon parade, then attended a reception in their honor by members of W'omen'i Republican club of Waahoe county. i,,,,,,,, , , , -, j .v. , w , f- .-' f 1 The Messiah Concert Set Here Tonight Handel's great oratorio, "The Messiah," will be presented here tonight at 8:15 o'clock in the University of Nevada gymnasium for the 17th consecutive year. Since the performance is open to the public without charge, it has been called a Christmas gift to the city from the Reno Civic Chorus and Orchestra and the University Singers. Directed by Prof. Theodore H. Post, head of the university music department, "The Messiah" will feature 125 voices and a 30-piece orchestra. Prof. Post has been conductor of ; the production each of the 16 times it has been presented here in the past. Soloists who will appear are Marjorie Dickinson and Janet Landfear, sopranos: Dorothy . Gray and Yerda Robertson, contraltos; Joseph Battaglia, tenor; and Eric Schaeffer, bass. The oratorio, composed in 1741 by George Frederick Handel, depicts various phases of the life of Christ with special emphasis upon the periods related to Christmas. It is universally accepted as among the greatest of all Christmas music. Chinese of Reno Oppose Red China Opposition to Red China and acceptance of the United Nations is expressed in a resolution adopted last week by the Reno branch of the Chinese Benevolent society. The document was signed by T. W. Kwan, president, and T. F. Gee, secretary, and copies were forwarded to the White House, Warren Austin, chief U. S. delegate to the United Nations; Senators Pat Mc-Carran and George W. Malone and Rep. Walter S. Baring. The resolution is: "The Reno branch of the Chinese Benevolent society which represents the Chinese population in the state of Nevada, wishes to express its opposition to the present regime of Red China and their acceptance of the United Nations as the recognized civil authority of China and opposes the principles of the present Red Chinese governing powers in the Chinese mainland." ;; fl AT'V Luxury Hotel 'Strip' in Clark Becomes Town Action Prevents Possible Attempt To Extend Vegas LAS VEGAS. Dec. 11. Nevada's newest unincorporated town came into being Saturday as members of the board of Clark county commissioners approved a request to designate a one-mile wide by four-mile long sector encompassing the multi-million dollar luxury hotel area as Paradise City. The town, already with a valuation of approximately S35,000,000 was born at a special meeting of the county board at the request of representatives of the major resort hotels who reportedly asked immediate action to forestall possibilty of annexation to the city of Las Vegas. BORDERS CITY LIMITS The new town which borders the south city limits of Las Vegas and extends south along Highway 91 to a pflint just south of the Flamingo hotel was given a governing body which will act in a semi-official capacity. Move to make the sector an unincorporated ton began early in the week after rumors were prevalent that a move was underway to amend the Las Vegas city charter to extend boundaries south to just beyond the Flamingo hotel. It .is said that when the hotel owners heard the rumor they held a special meeting to discuss counter-action and came up with the plan to have the area designated as an unincorporated town thus preventing city-annexation without approval of a majority of property owners. A spokesman for the hotel group pointed out that at present the tax rate is $3.48 for each hundred dollars valuation while if the area was joined to Las Vegas the rate would increase to $5. Gambling and liquor license fees and taxes are considerably higher in the city than on the outside, it was declared. The state law regarding unin-coprorated towns is that the community must have a voting population of 600 persons. Sheriff Glen Jones, who made the survey earlier, certified that the proposed community would have more than the required number of residents. NAME TOWN BOARD Provided also in the law is that a town board must be selected. The boards duties, however, are only semi-official but recommendations are generally accepted by the county commissioners who have final administrative authority. At the request of the petitioning group, the first town board for Paradise was named as including Gus Greenbaum of Hotel Flamingo, William J. Moore, jr., of Hotel Last Frontier, Wilbur Clark of the Desert Inn, Marion Hicks of Hotel Thunderbird and Belden Katleman of Hotel El Rancho Vegas. In apparently thwarting the rumored annexation move by Las Vegas the county ran into one element of the law which could hurt the rest of the county financially. Under Nevada law, 50 per cent of all gambling fees collected in an unincorporated town must be spent on improvements in that town. The county commissioners do the spending on advice of the town board but the money is earmarked. Prior to Saturday's action, revenue from the resort area was used all over the county, with little of it being required for the area now comprising the town of Paradise. George Franklin, jr., chairman of the county board, reported that the petition was unanimously approved. He said that Harley E. Harmon, who will become a member of the county board on January 1, has indicated his approval of the move. Photo Equipment Taken From Auto Entering his automobile parked at 22 Center St., burglars stole $473 in photographic equipment, including a camera, meter, sun shield, flash bulbs, film pack, and film holder Sunday, Jerome Lee Rauhauser, Carson, told Reno police. iujl j ui L . - ; M . if J A ' - 1 . i RETIRING Clarence E. Favre. supervisor of the Toiyabe forest service, has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. Toiyabe Forest Head to Retire ' C. A. Favre Plans To Leave Dec. 31 Clarence E. Favre. supervisor of the Toiyabe national forest and state coordinator of all forest service activities in Nevada, will retire Dec. 31 after 40 years of service. The announcement was made today in Ogden. Utah, by C. J. Olsen, regional forester. Mr. Favre's successor has not been appointed as yet. During his many years of service with national forests in the inler-mountain region, Mr. Favre has become widely known in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming as well as Nevada, particularly for his work in range management. "Mr. Favre's devotion to basic principles of land management made him an outstanding lands administrator," and his contribution to national forest administration is one he may well be proud of," Mr. Olsen said. He is a graduate of the school of forestry of the University of Idaho, where he later obtained a masters degree in range management. Beginning his forest service car eer as guard on the old Weiser (now the Payette) national forest in Idaho in -1910. Mo Favre served as assistant ranger and as ranger. He was promoted to assistant supervisor of the Humboldt national forest at Elko and became supervisor of that forest in 1917. He served in the army as a second lieutenant during world war I. On returning from army duty, Mr. Favre was made supervisor of the Wyoming (now Bridger) national forest at Kemmerer, Wyo., and served there until appointed senior range examiner for the in-termountain region at Ogden in 1936. He became chief of the regional division of range and wildlife management in 1938, and in 1946 was named forest service coordinator of Nevada and supervisor of the Toiyabe national forest with headquarters in Reno. . Upon his retirement, Mr. Favre plans to maintain his residence in Reno. Yule Mailing Deadlines Set Today is the day Christmas packages for distant states should be in the mail, Postmaster Pete Petersen says. In addition, he recommends that parcels for nearby points be posted no later than Friday. Dec. 15, to ensure delivery before Christmas. "If everyone waits and the mailings all come in together at the last minute, we'll be swamped," the postmaster said. "Besides the heavy holiday mailings, the post office also must handle increased commercial shipments at this time of the year." The suggested date for mailing out-of-state Christmas cards is Dec. 15, and a week before Christmas for last-minute local greetings. Mr. Petersen said post office windows are most crowded at lunch time and late in the afternoon. He advises mailing packages before 10 a. m. and between 1:30 and 3:30 p. m. to avoid long lines. The postmaster also renewed his appeal that packages be wrapped stoutly, using stiff corrugated fiberboard, strong outer paper and heavy twine. ' "A package isn't properly wrapped to withstand the Christmas rush unless it can be tumbled down a chute, tossed some' distance into a mail sack and then have other loaded mail sacks piled on top of it," he said. As a precaution, Mr. Petersen suggested repeating the address inside the package in case the outer wrappings get torn. However, written messages should not be placed in packages. Heavy Rainfall Received Here; Storm Breaking Truckee River Rise Declared 'Not Dangerous' Heavy rains fell intermittently over western Nevada this morning, but the storm was breaking up rapidly by noon. The U. S. weather bureau forecast only scattered showers this afternoon, and partly cloudy weather tonight and Tuesday without moisture. SOME TROUBLE During a three-hour period from 8 until 11 o'clock this morning. .17 of an inch of rain was measured at the weather bureau station at Hubbard field. Th downpour backed up sewers and storm drains in scattered areas around town. The Truckee 'Iver began to ris all along its length about mid. morning, but water officials and Rene's flood committee emphasized that the rise is not danger ous. On the other side of the Sierra Nevada, however, the picture was different. A large portion of the San Joaquin valley was flooded I A " a t B Ml4 IMOAHft ,ain, mm laiHK uvris Mile threatening the Sacramento valley. The Truckee was carrying 3840 second feet at the asylum bridge at 8:40 a. m.. but it was estimated that it will top 4000 second feet sometime during the afternoon. More than half of the river flow this nornlng came from Boca reservoir, where the gates were wide open and some 2200 second feet were being discharged. With the accelerated spillage from the reservoir during the last few days. Boca had a 10,000-acre foot cushion at 8 o'clock this morning. It was down to 30.352 acre feet. GATES ARE CLOSED The gates were still closed at Lake Tahoe Ihis morning, and just when dumping will start could not be determined. However, it was learned unofficially that the local water committee hopes 1o be able to hold off dumping at Tahoe City until the smaller reservoirs Boca, Donner lake and Independence-are pulled down to safe levels. When that can be accomplished depends entirely upon the weather during the next few days. The Tahoe City watermaster reported only a .01 of a foot rise in the lake during the 24-hour period ending at 8 o'clock this morning. It was measured at 6227.85 feet above sea level. 15 inches below the maximum allowable level of 6229.1. Major Radcliffe Killed in Korea Maj. Dorrance Radcliffe, member of a Reno and Sparks family, has been killed in action in Korea, his parents were notified Saturday, He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Radcliffe of Sparks. The defense department telegram stiid that Maj. Radcliffe died of wounds received in battle. Another son, Melvin Radcliffe, was killed during world war II in the Battle of the Coral sea while serving with the navy aboard the destroyer Sims. Both men were graduates of Reno hign school, and of the naval academy in Annapolis, Md. Maj. Radcliffe began his Annapolis studies in 1933. ' The family lived for many yean In Reno. Mr. Radcliffe is a teleg. rapher with the Southern Pacific railroad. In addition to his parents, Maj. Radcliffe is survived by his widow, in Newport, R. I., a brother, Arthur Radcliffe, Sparks, and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Finch of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Allard of Reno. AJeallier (Information m furnlahtd b V 8 weather bureau at the United 'Airline airport, Reno. Temperature hlih and low for 24 houra ending at 4:30 a. m.) : Station Auatln Bakerafleld .. Beatty Blahop Blamarck. ND Blue Canyon.. in I. Station ;59 40' Loa Angeles., fit L , 84 SO 145 31 j.70 49 54 32 ,46 40 ,31 42 , 88 42 ,'64 33 158 31 ,28 22 ,171 0 LOT el ock .174 38 Miami ..130' New Orleans .. 38 39 New York .... , ,osi roniana ...... .! 34 Phoenix .T3;I4I Red Bluft .... . 23' 7 RENO .'29 Jr 8t. Louis . 59 371 8arrmenw .. .181 43 salt Lake City .J3i' san PKinclsco . 60 28 seattlt TM' 8uaanUlt .... .145 31 Tonopah . 37 411 Wah..D. C. .. .138 27'wmnemuces, .. WaiTuma Bolae Butte Chicago Cincinnati .. Dallu Denver Elko Ely Eureka, Calif. rallon Great Falls . . Kanaaa City . Lu Vegas . . . 39 32 'S3 31 '37 54 '58 4 'SI ."4 6I 30 42 33 156 34 83,54 PRECIPITATION DATA Reno: last 24 hours, none; seasons! to date, 3:05; normal to date, 2.14; to dat last year. 2 58. Other stations Oast 24 hours) : Bakerafleld. trace; Cincinnati, .09: Eureka, Calif., M; Kanaas City, trace: New York, .32: Portland. .11; Red Bluff. .22; Seattle, trace; Waahlngton. D. C . .37. FORECASTS Reno and vicinity : partly cloudy to. night and Tuesday; not much change in temperature. Sierra Nevada: partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday: cooler. Nevada: fair south portion, partly cloudy with foe north portion tonight and Tuesday: UtUe chants In temoera. ture. o

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