Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on November 8, 1956 · Page 31
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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 31

Reno, Nevada
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Thursday, November 8, 1956
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Subjezf: A Dogcafcher Reno Cartoonist in 1907 Revisits Scenes of Past A quiet, scholarly looking man walked into the Reno Evening Gazette newsroom early Tuesday afternoon and said he had been the newspaper's first cartoonist. .He brought Gazette copies of 1907 to prove it. Charles P. Eager, 76, now a retired gornment employe living in Glendale, Calif., came to Reno in November 1906. . He had lost his position as staff artist with the San Fran cisco Chronicle when the coast paper affiliated with the McClure Syndicate. The Syndicate furnished the comic pages to the paper. I had a chance to stay , says Mr. Eager, ' but I had no interest in doing the straight stuff." His salary with the Chronicle vas $15 weekly. After leaving the Chron icle, Mr. Eager decided to travel. He first took a job as a draftsman with the old U. S. surveyor gen eral s office in St. Paul, Minn., at S900 a year, before coming to Reno. "That was quite a raise", he says. Mr. Eager was with the Gazette for about a year, doing his art work on apart time basis. He had been sent here with the U. S surveyor general's office, forerun ner of the present Bureau of Land Management. ' His early drawings portrayed the town's first dogcatcher, a portly Negro with a butterfly net, a small canine entangled in the mesh. Another showed a flock, of Reno children at the Southern Pacific depot boarding a subscription special train to San Francisco "to see the fleet come in." "Any Reno boy or girl who sold au suDscriptions to tne paper could make the trip," Mr. Eager said. " The Gazette got involved in a friendly challenge with the Oakland Tribune to stage a juvenile beauty contest in Reno. Eager's drawings lampooned some of the Oakland entries. The subscription contest tourists in San Francisco was the subject of another drawing, showing them visiting Chinatown and dangling from the sides of Mt. Tamalpais. Mr. Eager says he learned art at the Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco. The studio in those days wTas a refurbished livery stable. It was located atop Nob Hill, present site of the Mark Hopkins hotek v Although he did art work for the Gazette for only about a year, Mr. Eager remained in Reno until 1917. He says he built a bungalow on Plumas street, "at 720 Plumas St., I think." He recalls now his house was the last town stop on the old Mo-ana Springs street car line. . He later sold the house to Margaret Emerson McKim, whose father was Col. Emerson of Bromo-Selt-zer fame. "When I was here", Mr. Eager remarked, "the population was about 10,000, including the Indians." He recalls that Reno was a "tough town" in those days. An office associate, he says, wanted to go down Mill street to visit his girl, who lived near the old Virginia and Truckee right-of-way. He asked a friend if he could borrow his revolver and the friend said he would meet him that night at Wilson's Drug store, at the corner of First and Virginia streets. Mr. Eager chuckled as he remembered that the friend was waylaid on his way to the drug store and the gun was taken by street thugs. What has impressed Mr. Eager with Reno today is "how the gambling situation has developed." "We had gambling in those days, but not on such a large scale." The first ' Gazette cartoonist was an honored guest here Tuesday night. He was presented his 50 year pin as a member of Reno Lodge No. 13, F. and A. M. He first joined the Masonic order at St. Paul and affiliated with the Reno lodge in 1911. After his art work in Reno, Mr. Eager says he was "weaned away" from cartooning. He continued in government service with the BLM, working in Portland, San Francisco and Burlingame. He served for several years as manager of the BLM office at Glendale, prior to his retirement in 1950. A widower whose wifa died in 1952, Mr. Eager has one daughter, Margaret E. Eager, head of the psychology and sociology department at San Diego Junior college. November 8, 1956 RENO EVENING GAZETTE 3f REMEMBER There Is Extra Parking on Broadway Across Wells Avenue PRE-HOLIDAY SAL TURKEY mfml FRUITS 6 VEGETABLES NEVADA NO. 1 00-lb. Sack 2.45 FANCY WINESAPS BUSHEL 2.89 LARGE Auxiliary Plans Library Project PORTOLA, Calif. La Simeau- pleu Salon of the 8 and 40 is es tablishing a children's library at the Wiemar Sanitarium as the j club project. All children's books j will be received by any of the members. In Alturas please call Pauline Charlet; Herlong, Melba j Ayers; Susanville, Wilma Bar- num; Greenville, Ann Bidwell; j Portola, Nell Brown; and in Loy- j alton, contact Lois Hartwell, third district president of the j American Legion Auxiliary. I La Simeaupleu Salon took its j name from the beginning letters r of the four counties that comprise : the third district of the ALA 1 Lassen. 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