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2-Tuesday, April 11, 1972 Heroism in fatal (Continued from page 1) drum containing diesel fuel, then ignited a butane tank and engulfed the home in flames. Mrs. Cropp then ran through the flames, into the house, to rescue the two sleeping boys. In the smoke and the flames, Mrs. Cropp lost her grip on ..Mike's hand, but did manage to get out of the house with Joey. Carrying the one boy, Mrs. Cropp ran toward the door. Just as she was leaving the house, there was an explosion which burned her back, neck, arms and legs. Once out of the house, she yelled to Grannis that one bov was still in the A-frame heme. ; He threw a blanket over his head to ward off some of the flames and heat, then ran into the home to find his stepson He never reached the boy. THE SEARCH Hours later, firemen search ing the twisted pipe and ashes found the body of Grannis where the bathroom was, and Mike's body was found in the bedroom. Sierra Pacific asks rate hike for natural gas (Continued from page 1) mission has ordered retired from service. The company received approval for a "pass-along" increase of $182,696 effective Feb. 4 after a January hearing in which the company indicated the new charges were due to new and higher rates charged by Southwest Gas. In a gas rate case filed early in 1971, the Nevada commission decided in November that Sierra Pacific was entitled to earn an additional $4,-567 annually. Sierra.Pacific's application indicates the request for increased rates meets the test of the Federal Price Commission if it is approved by the state agency. The company's application allocates $55,383 of the proposed Sierra Pacific increase to the cumulative effect of three recent Southwest Gas rate increases. Almost $42,000 annually of the proposed increase would be applied to retirement of the existing gas plant. Hyatt reveals plans to buy Vegas casinos LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) The Hyatt Corp. announced Monday negotiations to pur. chase the Recrion Corp., which owns two Las Vegas hotel-ca sinos. Under the two-for-one propos al, Hyatt would issue two shares of its common stock for each outstanding share of Recrion Corp. stock. Directors of both companies will meet shortly to consider the proposed sale, Hyatt officials said. The Recrion Corp. owns the Stardust and Fremont hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. Recrion sold a third hotel, the Aladdin, last fall. Vegas NAACP votes boycott of Helldorado LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has voted to boycott the annual Hell-dorado celebration here because the sponsoring Elks Lodge denies blacks membership. NAACP officials said the resolution was in support of two local blacks who said they were recently denied membership in the organization. The two are Leonard Mason, a Las Vegas city employe, and Assemblyman Woodrow Wilson, R-Las Vegas. The NAACP resolution asks that the City of Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base deny equipment and personnel to be used in the Helldorado parade and celebration next month. West Las Vegas elementary I schools have already decided against participating in the parade. Wilson said he would seek action through the NAACP over the membership denial. Mason filed a complaint with the Ne-vada.EquaJ Rights Commission. Reno Evening Gazette told fire Family, friends and witnesses today described the action of Grannis and Mrs. Cropp as heroic. Mrs. Cropp's sister-in-law, Alice Morgan of Reno, called the rescue efforts typical for the church secretary. "She did more than God would expect of her," said Mrs. Morgan. "Deva is one of the nicest persons you would ever meet." Mrs. Morgan said she had talked to her sister-in-law at her hospital bed In Washoe Med ical Center. Mrs. Cropp s condition was listed as fair today. "She is under very heavy sedation, and I don't think she fully realizes the loss yet," said Mrs. Morgan. Mrs. Cropp has been a widow for six years. For many years she and her husband. Bob, had the janitorial service in the old Stampfu Building at Second and West Streets. "They moved here in 1942," said Mrs. Morgan. "Everybody knows them." She has long been active in church activities, and went to work for the Methodist Church last September. Monday, a friend of the Gran nis tamuy, iveiyn acou ot Reno, established the Grannis and Cropp Trust Fund. Mrs. Scott said she is receiv ing many phone calls with of fers of money, furniture and clothing to help the survivors of the fire. MANY CALLS "I've had many calls already this morning," Mrs. Scott said "With the offers of furniture, I'm just taking the name and phone number because I'm not sure what Brenda will want Mrs. Scott said the family had returned home Sunday night after working late on Grannis new business office, the Medi cal Hypnosis Institute, at 505 N. Arlington St. "He was going to open the office for the first time Monday morning, just hours before he died," said Mrs. Morgan. Mike Rector, a dispatcher for the Nevada Division of Forest ry, was on duty when first word of the blazing house fire was received. Our first unit was there with in six minutes, but it was al ready too late," Rector said. The first fireman on the scene was Frank Rehdorf, who rushed into the burning home with a 34-inch fire hose. His water tank held only 150 gallons of water, and he was unable to control the fire. The Grannis home was in a 20 acre meadow, surrounded by timberland. The two other homes in the remote area were unoccupied. Watchtower convention ends in Reno Jehovah's Witnesses returned home Sunday evening after attending the "Conscious of Our Spiritual Need" Circuit Assem bly in Reno. There were 1,842 in attendance Sunday afternoon when the highlight of the three- day Bible conierence was reached. Harold K. Jackson, a special representative of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society since 1946, delivered the public ad dress "Are You 'Marked' For Survival?" Using the Bible book of Ezekiel, Jackson explained how to get marked for survival. Another feature of the Witness convention was a baptism service. Forty three individuals were baptized. Council awards storm drain, pound contracts Two contracts involving work at the city dog pound and one for an Oddie Boulevard storm drain were awarded Monday by the Reno City Council. A pathological incinerator for the pound will be purchased from Carl Hanrath Co. Salt Lake City, Utah, low bidder at $10,762. A contract was awarded to Gene Samproni to build an additional pound building to house the incinerator and a euthanasia chamber. Samproni submitted a low bid of $8,964. Councilman Carl Bogart, the lone dissenter, voted against the contract, claiming the price was too high. Robert Helms Construction Co., low bidder at $92,248 was awarded a contract to build the storm drain along Oddie from S'ro to U.S. 395. University names coach for basketball (Continued from page 1) California and there are a lot of fine players in the state. There are 1,000 schools that play basketball in California. One of the California products that he hopes to recruit is his son, 6-8 senior center Pete Padgett from Del Valle High School. The younger Padgett, one of the new Nevada coach's three sons, is considered "one of Northern California's best big men." He has been offered scholar ships by "80 to 100 colleges." Asked if his son would attend Nevada, Padgett said, "Hopefully we're in a very competitive position with him." Padgett said the new National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rule allowing freshmen to play on varsity basketball teams next season will be bene ficial to Nevada. "This will be a big selling point for us in our recruiting," Padgett said. "Students will be able to play here right away. There will be a greater oppor tunity for a freshman to start here and play varsity than any school in the WCAC (West Coast Athletic Conference)." Wolf Pack basketball teams used a free lance, run and gun offense when they were coached by Spencer but Padgett says he likes "a more disciplined offense. "We won't pass up the easy ones but it's more controlled, You can call it a controlled fast break." Before becoming the head coach at California, Padgett was the Bears' assistant. His frosh teams compiled a 38-11 record He directed San Jose City Col lege to a 124-49 record, three conference titles and one Cal ifornia Junior College champion ship from 1959 to 1965. He was the head coach at Pala Junior High School and Andrew Hill High School in San Jose before taking the junior college job. Padgett, a 1952 graduate of Oregon State, started on the Beavers' varsity for three years. He holds a master's de gree from San Jose State Col lege and has completed a year towards the doctor of education degree at Stanford Univer sity." Arguments set in Vegas Frontier case LOS ANGELES (AP - Final arguments are expected to be gin Wednesday in the federal government's case against six men and a Buffalo, N.Y., cor poration charged with using in terstate facilities to conceal un derworld interests in the Fron tier casino at Las Vegas, Nev, ine aetense rested its case Monday and prosecutor Thomas Kotoske's rebuttal was sched uled today. Edward A. Olsen, former Ne vada Gaming Commission chairman, testified Monday that it was the reputation of Anthony Zerilli, and not his Detroit racetrack holdings, which prevented Zerilli from obtaining a Nevada gaming license in 1966. Zerilli, 44, testified earlier that his holdings in Detroit's Hazel Park Race Track had prevented him from getting the license. But Olsen said he didn't know until last week that Zerilli was the racetrack's principal stock holder. The federal government has accused Jack Shapiro, 57, of Detroit, Peter Ballanca, 37, a Detroit attorney, and Arthur Rooks, 67, a former Michigan Municipal Court judge, of posing as front men for Zerelli and Michael Polizzi, 47, reputed Detroit underworld figures, and Anthony Giardano, 56, purported to be a St. Louis gang boss. Camping closed at Lake Davis Special to the Gazette PORTOLA, Calif. Camping facilities at Lake Davis are closed at this time and no camping is permitted on national for est land in the vicinity. The area is open, however, to day use such as fishing and sightseeing. Portable toilets and garbage cans are available at the dam:ph.D. iast December, put their ror me aay users. Announcement will be made later in April as to the opening date of the national forest camping facilities and operation plans for tlje summer. Today Bombardment halt asked PARIS (AP) - A North Vietnamese spokesman called today for an immediate halt to the U.S. bombardment "of unprecedented violence on both North and South Vietnam," and resumption of the Paris peace talks. Guilty pleas given WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -Annette Gilly, accused in the Yablonski family slayings, pleaded guilty today to three counts of murder and one count of conspiracy in exchange for a promise by the prosecution that it would not seek the death pen alty. Labor party crisis LONDON (AP) - Three top men quit the labor party's high command Monday night In protest against the twists and turns of Harold Wilson's Common Market policies. It was the worst crisis to hit the Labor Astronauts CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Apollo 16 astronauts underwent their final major phys ical examination today while technicians corrected a small gas leak in the spaceship they are to ride to the moon Sunday. Johnson is CHARLOTTEVILLE, Va. (AP) Former President Lyn don B. Johnson, recovering from a heart attack he suffered last Friday, continues to pres sure his docters to let him re turn to Texas. British soldiers die BELFAST (AP) - Two Brit ish soldiers killed by a guerrilla time bomb died while protect ing Irish youths who were ston ing them, the army said today. Lance Bombadier Eric Blackburn, 24, and Bombadier Brian Thomasson, 21, were 5,000 feared dead TEHRAN (AP) - The death toll in the earthquake in South ern Iran headed for the 5,000 mark today, the Pars News Agency of Iran reported. Councilmen refuse part in session (Continued from page 1) the council took a five minute break between a hearing and a decision, "and we were ac cused of going into a huddle." He added that there was no huddle. Monday night, Chism called 10-minute break before the executive session, but York, Roy Bankofier and Sam Dibitonto stayed put in the council chambers. Those "who retired briefly with the mayor were Carl Bogart, Clyde Biglieri and Wagner Sor-ensen. "I called a recess because I feel after an exhaustive hear ing like last night's a five to ten-minute period to clear the mind enables the council to make a better decision," Chism said today. He said he feels there can be a better meeting of the minds if the council retures to a com mittee room away from the emotional aspects of a hearing. "The executive session is al ways open to the press, and we also asked some members of the planning staff to attend to answer questions," he said. "To my knowledge there has never been any criticism of the executive session." AIDS THE BLIND DENTON, Tex. (AP) - The buildings at North Texas State University will talk but only for the blind if the univer sity makes use of a device invented by a student and a recent doctoral awardee. Robert Hall, a graduate stu dent in psychology, and Dr. John Pope, who received his minds together to come up with an electronic device which sends out voice messages from buildings on campus to a receiver worn in a blind student's car. Nguyen Minh Vy, deputy chief of the North Vietnamese delegation, told a news conference that U.S. statements indicated American troops may be reintroduced Into Vietnam and said this would "be a new step in the aggression." Mrs. Gilly, 31, of Cleveland, previously had pleaded innocent to the charges stemming from the murders more than two years ago of United Mine Workers insurgent Joseph "Jock" Yablonski and his wife and daughter. party in 20 years. The three were Roy Jenkins, the deputy party leader Wilson's heir apparent; Harold Lever, a financial expert; and George Thomson, Labor's au thority on defense. get physical A team of doctors began a four-hour examination of John W. Young, Charles M. Duke Jr. and Thomas K. Mattingly II to determine their fitness for flight and to gather baseline data for in-flight and post-flight comparison. improving Dr. Richard S. Crampton, head of the University of Virginia Hospital cardiac care unit, issued two brief ' state ments Monday saying Johnson was improving and was in good spirits. killed by a 40 pounds of gelig nite that exploded in a Roman Catholic district of Londonderry Monday night. This brought the death toll in the three-year-old Northern Ireland conflict to 300, including 59 soldiers. Ninety-four have died this year. It said that 963 people were killed in the town of Qeer and that some 4,000 others lost their lives in 44 other villages level led by the quake. approves new contract with Airwest SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - A crippling four-month mechan ics' strike against Hughes Air west has been settled by union ratification of a new contract. Airwest Information Director Larry Litchfield said Monday the 5 5 members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Assoc! ation approved by mail ballot new contract terms calling for nigner wages and pensions and changes in work rules. Details of the contract were not immediately announced. Litchfield said under a back- to-work agreement reached March 24 with union officials, 70 per cent of the mechanics would be on the job in seven days and the rest within a month. He said the airline would immediately add 303 weekly flight departures to the 2,130 that have been operating since March 13, bringing service back up to 87.9 per cent of the pre-strike level. Full service will resume April 30 when the summer schedule becomes ef fective, Litchfield said. Nursing care workshop set A workshop on "Nursing Care of the Diabetic Patient" sponsored by Continuing Education for Nursing, Orvis School of Nursing, will be given at the Lyon Health Center, Yerington, on April 20. Rita S. Henschen, assistant professor in the Orvis School of Nursing, accompanied by Mrs. Marjory K. Tsuda and Mrs. Janet I. Kimak. senir nursing students at OSN, will be faculty. Project coordinator, Mrs. Ethel-da Thelen, will be staff. The workshop is open to all nursing personnel and other interested persons. A complete session is from 9 a.m. to noon, with a repeat session 1-4 p.m. Proposed tax on keno gets varied views (Continued from page 1) with the tax if it were area- wide." He said the measure would be a "growth tax," increasing as the community grows. "It would lift tht tax burden off the taxpayer and place it on the tourist there it rightfully belongs without hurting the casino operators. "And we would not have to raise gambling license fees on tables and slots for many years to come," Lemberes said. Pagni said he supports the measure "If he (Lemberes) can bring me these figures and prove to me we can raise this kind of money. "I believe since this is a gaming state, a five-cent keno tax is not out of proportion. Where we can save the taxpayers of Washoe County some and gain added revenue, definitely I'm in favor of it," Pagni said. Kofoed, whose association rep resents all Nevada Gaming ex cept in Clark County, said, "I can t help but think it would be just as harmful on an area- wide basis, even more harmful, because you have more games involved. 'I'm sure we would oppose the tax," he said. "Keno is a rather sensitive game. Keno players are a special class. If they can get a better deal somewhere else, it might very well affect our volume," Kofoed added. San Francisco couple arrested by Reno police Reno police arrested a San Francisco couple Saturday afternoon a short time after a Reno hotel owner reported she was tied and robbed of between $800 and $900. Jailed for investigation of robbery were George Atkins, 23, and Emma Jean Thomas, 24. Muriel Mae Newman said a man and woman had entered her Bluebird Hotel, 12 W. Com mercial Row, several times and then left. The last time, she said, she was cleaning a room. She reported the man grabbed her throat and the woman warned, "If you make any noise, the baby will get hurt." She said the baby was her 6- year-old granddaughter, who was in the office. The victim said they threw her onto the bed and bound her with strips from pillow cas es, then left her. Police said the money was taken from the office. The arrested couple was apprehended at 1:30 p.m. on West Second Street. U. S. indicts 12 in alleged gaming operation LOS ANGELES (AP' -persons have been Twelve named in a federal indictment issued here in an alleged na tionwide gambling operation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev. U.S. Atty. William Keller, an nouncing the indictment Mon day, said the 12 persons will be arraigned within two weeks on conspiracy and interstate gambling charges. Keller said court - sanctioned telephone wiretaps were used during five months of investigation into the gambling operation. He said large sums of money were wagered during long distance telephone calls and that couriers delivered winnings by flying between cities. Named in the indictment were Howard G. Gordon, 33, Charles A. Blumberg, 34, and Stephen M. Rosenthal, 31, all of Los Angeles, Barry A. Fey, 33, En-glewood, Colo., Richard L. Gol-gan, 41, Aurora, Colo., and Max Brooks, 35, Denver. Also named were Ruben Gold stein, 35, and Frank J. Master- ana Jr., no age, both of Las Vegas, Carey Shildcrout, 64, Tempa. Ariz., Ronald D. Hirsch-horn, 32, Carl Gurevich, 40, and Bruce N. Gordon, 30, all of New York City. Carlson seeks office in Nye TONOPAH - Leonard Carlson, Tonopah mortician, has filed for the office of Nye-County public administrator. Formerly of Reno, Carlson has been in business in Tonopah since April, 1967. He has been a leader in several fraternal and service organizations. Thriller named top 1971 movie (Continued from page 1) 900 in the Music Center Pavi lion came with the appearance of white-haired Charlie Chaplin to receive an honorary Oscar and a standing, roaring ovation. "Words are so futile, so feeble," he said in a halting, shallow voice after acknowledging the long ovation with waves, smiles, thrown kisses and slight bows. "I can only say thank you for the honor of inviting me here. You're wonderful, sweet people." Master of ceremonies Jack Lemmon handed him a Chap-linesque cane and bowler, the hat falling off his head as Chaplin did a comic gesture with it. The comedian's wife Oona and stars of the show Chamber plan legal snag is eliminated (Continued from page 1) May, 1873, which Lake subse quently subdivided and sold to third parties, Gezelin said in the opinion. "Nothing appears of record that the piece of land dedicated by Lake as a 'Plaza was limited in use In any way, nor was it particularly designated by Lake as to how the land was to be used," the opinion said. Although three of the parties later said the land was to be used for a public park when they granted their lots to Washoe County, the land was later re- dedicated. Gezelin said when the old State Building was constructed on the site, "there was authori ty for and it could have been constructed on the entire parcel if it had been so determined." The rededication "changed the use for which it (the land) was originally dedicated, if any particular use was first intended by the dedicators or grantors," Gezelm said. ON HONOR ROLL Miss Marcy Jo Drain, a sen ior, was named to the Dean's Honor Roll for the 1972 winter quarter at Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo. The dean's list requires a 3.5 to 3.9 grade point on a 4.0 scale. She lives at 1570 S. Marsh Ave., Reno. Dear Dr. Lamb I would like your comment on the gallbladder. I am told from X rays that I have small stones and gravel. What about the common duct that doesn't empty out as it should? I am on a gallbladder diet. It seems I have a full feeling at the base of my right ribs most of the time, especially if I am a little nervous, and sometimes I hurt in my back. Can these ever be dissolved? Would you advise more than one doctor's opinion before any operation? Dear Reader Gallbladder disease is a very common prob lem. An old medical aphorism says that it is found in people who are "fair, fat, forty and four," referring to middle-aged women with four children. This isn't always true, since it also occurs in men and can occur at almost any age. Gallstones are made of choles terol manufactured by the bile and bile pigment that gives bile its color. There are several combinations of these that can make different kinds of gallstones. Bile is found in the liver cells and collected in thousands cf tiny tubules that actually begin within the cell. These connect to form larger tubes and finally the large bile tube (duct) that comes out of the liver. The bile duct gives off a side duct which leads to the small, round gallbladder. The main bile duct from the liver with the side duct to the gallbladder forms a "Y" fork. Bile, manufactured by the liver, comes down one fork of the "Y" and goes up the other fork into the gallbladder. Both forks of the "Y" join together into a common duct, the stem of the "Y," which empties directly into the small intestine. Bile can flow down one fork of the "Y" duct and through the common duct directly into gathered around him as the or-chestra played a Chaplin song, "Smile." Academy President Daniel Taradash had introduced the longtime self-exile from Holly, wood to receive, six days short of his 83rd birthday, the award for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century." - Chaplin appeared onstage after a showing of clips from his films Chaplin the "Little Tramp" sleeping in the lap of a ceremoniously unveiled statue, using the referee as his shield in a boxing match, eating his boiled shoe in "The Gold Rush." Among leading contenders for Oscars, "Fiddler on the Roof" won t h r e e for cinema-torgraphy, sound and scoring. "Nicholas and Alexandra" won for costume design, art direc tion and set decoration. The five awards for "The French Connection" included two for Ernest Tidyman's adaptation and Jerry Greenberg's editing. The other writing award went to Paddy Chayefsky for his original script of "The Hospi tal." The show was telecast to 39 countries including, by NBC estimate, 75 million U.S. viewers. Union difficulties that could have interfered with telecasting were averted in the last hours. Irvings named in lawsuit by McGraw Hi NEW YORK (AP) - Author Clifford Irving and his wife Ed ith have been named in a $650,-000 law suit filed by McGraw- Hill, Inc. in connection with the purported biography of industrialist Howard Hughes. The suit filed Monday in State Supreme Court seeks to recover the $650,000 McGraw- Hill paid the author for the autobiography. The action is the prelude by the publishing firm to obtain the money, new frozen in Swiss bank accounts that were opened by Mrs. Jrv-ing under a ficticuous name. The Irvings and Richard Sus-kind, a researcher who aided in the creation of the autobiography hoax, are awaiting sentenc ing after pleading guilty to charges in connection with the fake book. Gallbladder problems occur at any age By LAWRENCE E LAMB, M.D. the intestine, or the bile which has been stored in the gallbladder can be ejected by the contraction of the bladder and pass down its fork of the "Y" entering the common duct and into the intestine. Thus, the gallbladder is really a storage reservoir and that is all. A stone can lodge in the duct coming di-ectly from the gallbladder and just block off the gallbladder itself ot a stone can pass down to , the common duct and actually block off the drainage from the liver and the gallbladder both. This can cause severe pain and even jaundice. The bile enters the intestine and aids digestion, particularly of fatty foods. When there is inadequate bile flow into- the intestine, it is more difficult to digest fatty foods, hence, people with gallbladder disease often have intolerance to fatty foods. This forms gas and pain and results in indigestion. Thus, there are good reasons for the types of symptoms you are complaining of. Occasionally, small stones will pass on their own and relieve the problem, but more often than not there are a large number of small stones and the problem isn't solved that simply. They are not readily dissolved and probably the best course for gallstones is surgical removal, providing the patient's health otherwise will permit it. There are some recent studies suggesting that some stones can be dissolved; however, this-work is still too early to recommend its general use as yet. It is a good idea to have the opinions of two doctors before an operation. You should have a family physician and, if you have a problem that requires surgery, let him refer you to a surgeon. The two of them can decide whether surgery is justified in a givecase.

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