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Tuesday, December 19, 1961
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New Nevada light lirs)3 : .In GompQiisitioii Slight reductions in workmen's compensation premium rates will go into effect for most Nevada employers Jan. 1 when the Nevada Industrial Commission releases its new rate schedule. But some will have to pay increased premiums. Thirty-four industry classifications will be given a reduction in premium rates, nine will be increased and five will remain the same. An over-all reduction of five per cent will result. The drop reflects a total reduction in rates of 11.1 per cent since last June. Following are the new workmen's compensation premium rates which will apply after Jan. 1 (premium shown is paid on every 5100 of gross payroll): Industry and Classification Number Underground mining (1100) Surface mines metallic (1200) Surface mines non-metallic (1300) Ore reduction mills (1500) - Cement gypsum mills (1700) lagging camps (1800) Oil well drilling (1900) Lumber mills sawmills (2000) Metal plating machine shops (2100) Ready-mix and cement products (2200) Manufacturing cloth, rubber (2500) Manufacturing petroleum products, gas, chemicals (2600) Feed and flour mills (2700) Manufacturing bakery, food, Ice cream (2800) Farming field crops, dairy (3000) Cattle ranching (3100) Farming row crops, orchards, sheep ranching (3300) Stockyards (new classification) (340P Transportation light (4000) Trucking and freight lines heavy (4300) Aircraft operations scheduled flights (4400) Aircraft operations crop dusting (4500) Aircraft operations non-scheduled (4600) Aircraft surcharge (4700) Public utilities light, water (5100) Telephone companies (5200) Cities and counties (6100) Volunteer groups (6200) Schools public and private (6300) State government (6400) Slate Highway Department (6500) Retail, wholesale stores (7000) Automotive service stations, garage (7500) Hospitals public and private (7700) Clerical churches (7800) General contractors streets and highways (8000) Building contractors (8100) Contractorsr-painting (8700) Contractors heavy dams, steel, etc. (8900) Hotel and motel (9000) Apartment houses, janitorial services (9100) Radio and television broadcasting, theaters (9200) Bars, restaurants (9300) Amusement boating, riding, etc. (9400) Nuclear research (9500) (laming (9601) Firefighters forest and industrial (9700 Horse racing (9S00) Copper mining mining and smelting (9901) Copper mining mining and ore reduction (9902) National Guard airman (9903) National Guard ground (9903) Jurist's Ruling Holds Newsboy Entitled to Insurance Benefits A former Reno NewsoaDers Inc.! newsboy struck by an auto here Oct. 3. 1957 is entitled to Nevada Industrial Insurance benefits, Washoe District Judge Clel Geor-getta ruled in a decision just handed down Wyatt Conviction Is Affirmed by Supreme Court Nevada's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of has Dr. Thomas D. Wyatt for attempted abortion. A Washoe County District Court Jury found Wyatt guilty on Feb. 20. 1961. The high court ruled five errors assigned by the defense attorneys were without merit, and affirmed Dist. Judge Clel Geor-getta's order denying the Lake Tahoe physician a new trial. 1-2'j YEARS The 61-year-old doctor, who has practiced medicine at Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe, Redding, Calif, and owns Carson Hot Springs, was sentenced to one to two and a half years in the state prison. He was free on bond during the appeal. Defense attorneys Sam Franco- vich and Brian Hall of Reno and Harry Claiborne of Las Vegas, sought overturn of the conviction. The high court opinion was written by Justice Frank McNamee. Chief Justice Milton Badt and Justice Gordon Thompson concurred.! Professors Want Tighter Enforcement on Drinking A committee of University of Nevada professors has recommended university officials tighten enforcement of drinking rules for students. The faculty subcommittee on discipline, a unit of the Student Affairs Committee, urged closer liaison between university offi cials and local authorities concern ing student consumption of alco hol. V And the subcommittee recommended the university policy on drinking be circulated to students more frequently. , Rate Schedule I'nch Unchanged I Increase New D De-Premium crease $ 7.60 5 1 .10 5.10 I .10 2.42 D .13 2.54 D .26 1.99 D .06 6.93 D .22 4.31 D .14 3.36 I Jl 1.66 D .14 1.75 D .20 1.79 D .06 1.88 D .37 3.58 I .13 1.41 D .09 4.14 I .14 6.14 ' D .01 2.07 D .18 2.69 Unch 1.50 Unch 2.25 I .15 .91 I .06 15.00 Unch 2.07 D .28 35.00 Unch 1.58 D .17 .62 D .03 1.56 D .14 .66 D .04 .27 D .03 .60 D .05 1.57 I .07 .86 D .09 1.01 Unch 1.83 D .02 .29 D .06 2.52 D .38 2.07 D .23 1.61 D .14 3.70 D .10 1.10 Unch 1.76 D .14 .48 D .02 1.31 D .04 2.22 D .13 .83 D .02 .29 D .01 2.42 D .08 6.50 Unch 1.21 D .04 .91 D .09 2.20 Unch 1.38 Unch The judge decided John Stephen Bibb, now 20 years old, snouia have judgment against the Nevada Industrial Commission "for whatever benefits the . . . act provides in the light of his earnings and the extent of his per sonal injuries." He also was awarded costs of the suit. Bibb was represented by attorney Gordon W. Rice. The judge's decision was con tained in a 32-page document which comprehensively reviews the relationship between the newsboy and the firm. In previ ous actions defendants Marilyn Wright, the driver of the car, New York Life Insurance Co. and Reno Newspapers Inc. had been removed from the suit leaving the Nevada Industrial Commission the sole defendant. Defendant's counsel was William J. Crowell. EMPLOYE CLASS In deckling against the state agency the judge found that Bibb was an employe of the newspaper firm and not an independent con tractor even though many of the conditions of a idependent con tractor had been met. Judge Georgetta found the firm kept enough control over the newsboy to place him in the employe class. The judge cited Nevada Su preme Court cases in finding that workman's compensation must be liberally construed. He also found that specific exclusion o fnews- boys from coverage in another state was unconstitutional. Interpreting the state statute on compensation the judge said it is Il legal to cover some employes and not all, as the independent con tractor status implied. The profsesors said enforcement should be tightened especially during football games and during fraternity and sorority so cial functions. They consider the university's current policy "clear, sound and reasonable." All that is lacking, tney indicated, is effective en forcement. Subcommittee members are Dr. Thomas R. Martin, chairman; Dr. Bernard A. Anderson, Prof. Richard T. Dankworth, Prof. Harold L. Kirkpatrick and Dr. Janet R. Felshin. Gambling Applicants Approved Commission Restricts One Request Gazette-Journal Carson Ory Bureau The State Gaming Commission today approved eight bids for non-restricted gaming licenses in a meeting marked by an hour long debate over the application of a Las Vegas slot machine op erator. Commission members argued whether Frank Caracciolo, a real estate developer, should be restricted to furnishing slots in his Landmark Plaza development to the leasees. The commission finally passed on Caracciolo's application, con fining him to that area. He would have to come before the commis sion again if he wants additional places to install slots. TRIO APPROVED The commission also followed the Gaming Board's recommendation that three men be granted a license for a 5100,000, three per cent interest, in the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas. Jerome Steinbaum, Los Angeles motel-hotel operator wants a two per cent, 550,000, interest Louis M. Gengarella and Wilbert Bas-singer, both of Midland, Pa., each seek one per cent 525,000 interests. One application for a non-restricted slot machine license was denied by the commission. Earl Stokes, Ira Williamson and Kor-win Hailey each sought 33 per cent of the Jackpot Club in Henderson, but commission members turned down the bid because of "questionable antecedents" of Hailey, without prejudice to the other two. The commission also appeared at odds on the application of Wy- cliff Thomas for the Louisiana! Club in Las Vegas. Commission member Norman Brown ques tioned the arrest record of the applicant, and cast the only dis senting vote in the motion which gave approval to Thomas. In other action the commission approved: Sparks bartender Virgil E. Dawson for a poker game at the Crystal Bar in Sparks. John Ligouri for one poker game at Ligouri's Bar and Casino in Pittman. Edward P. Geiger and William J. McKinney for one 21 game at the Owl Bar in Yerington. Charles H. Dungan for 50 per cent interest in the Sagebrush Cafe and Bar in Fallon. J. Rodney Knight and Walter T. Stewart for two games at the Stagecoach Inn at Elko. Caracciolo also received ap proval for 26 slots at the Flight Deck in Las Vega. The commission also gave John R. Colahan permission to partici pate in the operation of Ray & Ruth's Stardust Club in Jackpot pending the outcome of an inves tigation on him. The present own er is sick and is unable to oper ate the club and commission members felt an experienced man should be allowed to operate the establishment. Colahan is a former licensee and seeks 50 per cent of the ca sino. Sparks Chamber Directors Back County Fire Plan Board of directors of the Sparks Chamber of Commerce endorsed a joint Reno-Sparks-Wash oe Coun ty fire department for the outly ing areas of the county Monday night. In part the resolution said, "In view of a recent statement by the city manager of Sparks pointing out the serious financial outlook, we hope county commissioners make every effort to reinstate the joint city-county fire services to provide needed protection in Sparks at a minimum cost to the taxpayer." Directors said it would be more economical to use men already trained in fire fighting. The board thanked out-going president C. H. Skipper for his service. New president Frank Baugh- man will preside at the next meet ing of chamber directors Jan. 8. No Questions About Holiday For Students Washoe County school officials want to make sure there's no misunderstandings about Christ mas vacation. Students will begin their holi day vacation on Thursday. They will return to classes Jan. 2. School officials said earlier re ports that the vacation would last through Jan. 2 led some students to believe they wouldn't have to return to their classes that day. JUvii mm rs V0O FORGET BEETHOVEN'S BIRTHDAY?, if I 1 1 Reno PHONE FA 3-3161 Bible Forecasts Help From Congress Water Plan Speed Sen. Alan Bible told western Nevada water experts last night he is confident Congress will ap propriate additional money for Washoe Project development when repayment contracts are in proper shape. "Get your house in order," he told directors of various water districts. "Give me the green light and I'm confident Congress will give you money to complete this ambitious reclamation proj ect." REPAYMENT STUDIED Bible, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke at a dinner meeting sponsored by the Carson - Truckee Water Con servancy District, which is nego tiating with the federal government for the more than 535 mit- Police Probe Awaits Taelour Case Decision Reno Mayor Bud Baker, who said Monday he did not think the current recall issue would reach the polls, withdrew from the po litical front briefly today saying, "My main concern right now is trying to make this a Merry Christmas." The mayor said he had not read newspaper accounts on his recall statement yesterday and was "just going shopping with my wife and daughter." AWAITS DEC1SIOV Baker said yesterday, "I've learned now that it (the recall) was all based on the hiring of a police investigator." The mayor referred to his appointment of attorney Peter Echeverria, who was approved by a 4-2 vote of the council, to head a police department probe. Echeverria said that he did not intend to start the police investigation until the conclusion of the civil service hearing on ousted police officer Robert Taelour. Today, City Attorney Roy Lee Torvinen said that John Squire Drendell. chairman of the civil service hearing, called him Fri day and asked that he get to gether with Echeverria for final arguments on the case. Torvinen said that he was' unable to reach Echeverria yesterday. Torvinen indicated the final arguments could be concluded this week or the early part of next week. Meanwhile, Councilman Charles Cowen, who is one of three coun cilmen up for recall, said today he felt the recall movement could go either way. Cowen said that it me issue should get to the polls, "I've got confidence in my friends, But," he added, "I run scared because you never know which way something like this is going to go until the last dog is hung." Cowen said that he did not want to appear overconfident but he felt mat "there are more people interested in city government that aren't even registered voters." AEC Asks Bids On Test Site The Atomic Energy Commission today called for bids for drilling four exploratory wells near Fal lon in connection with a proposed nuclear testing site. Estimated cost of the Sand Springs range area work is $45.- 000. Bids will be opened Jan. 10 m Fallon City Hall. Project shoal is the proposed detonation of a five-kiloton nu clear device 1,500 feet under ground in a granite formation in an area that is prone to earth shocks, as part of the nation's program for seismic detection study and improvement. Youth Argues With Girl Friend; Shoots Himself A Chester, Calif., youth was In critical condition today in Washoe Medical Center after he shot himself in the head early Mon day. The Plumas County Sheriff's of fice said Everett Kelley, 16, shot himself after quarreling v with his girlfriend. Deputy Sheriff Robert Harris, a family friend, said Kelley's girl was attracted to an older man and left the youth. The bov's Barents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley T. Kelley, called Harris and a doctor. As the two men approached, the youth shot himself. YOU, OF ALL PEOPLE J IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT IF IT WERE SOMEONE ELSE... Evening Gazette RENO, NEVADA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1961 lion Carson and Truckee River reclamation plan. Robert Leighton, secretary of the Carson-Truckee Water Conservancy District, told Bible the first draft of a master repayment contract is being studied and the Commissioners Must Decide Operation of Reno Ski Bowl With the formal opening of ski season only days away, Washoe County Commissioners will discuss the 1961-62 operation of its Reno Ski Bowl at a reguter meeting Wednesday. Commissioners failed last week to obtain a bid when the area was offered on a 30 year lease. The county now faces two alternatives operating the area itself or negotiating a contract with an operator for a year. There are reports of persons seeking to take over on a year's contract. OTHER STEPS Commissioners Wednesday will have to decide what other steps are to be taken, including establishment of season rates, dis- Leads Scanty In Redfield Burglary Case The Reno Police Department is being forced to settle for a rou tine investigation of last Thurs day's safecracking at the home of La Vere Redfield, Reno million aire. Asst. Chief William Brodhead reluctantly admitted that Redfield hasn't been much help to the po lice department. Redfield is appealing an income tax evasion conviction before the Supreme Court and this is sus pected of being the reason for the millionaire's refusal to dis close exactly what was taken when safecrackers entered his Mt. Rose Street stone castle. ROUTINE PROCEDURE "There isn't much we can do," Brodhead said. "We're just following the routine procedure of investigation." Brodhead said no new disclosures have been made which would pinpoint the exact loss suffered by Redfield. An estimate by one detective is that at least 510,000 in silver dollars was taken, but Brodhead said this is only a guess. Also believed taken by the safecrackers were an assortment of 51,000 and 5100 bills, securities, and jewelry. "I wouldn't want to go out on a limb at this point," Sgt. Carl Shoemaker said. "He (Redfield) hasn't really told us anything in fact he's indignant." Shoemaker said Redfield was still unhappy over police handling of a 51.5 million burglary of his big stone house in 1952. Cecelia Arentz Service Is Held Funeral services were held for Mrs. Cecelia L. Arentz Monday morning at eleven o'clock at the home chapel of Ross-Burke Co. with Rev. John T. Ledger of Trinity Episcopal Church clergyman. Selections were sung by Brent Abbott accompanied by Mrs. Dorothy Rowe organist. The casket bearers were H. E. Pierce, E. H. Berry, J. D. Dir- ham, E. J. O'Halloran, E. P. Tolotti and W. L. Hansen. Burial was in the Masonic Sec tion of Mountain View Cemetery. Salvation Army Yuletide Appeal, United Fund Are Not in Conflict The Salvation Army Christmas appeal now underway in Reno streets and through Its annual Christmas letters Is not a dupUca-tion of the United Fund campaign. Salvation Army and United Fund officials, anxious to clarify the matter for the public, said the Salvation Army receipts from the United Fund do not provide all that Is needed for the Army's operations in this area. Christmas packages will be delivered to needy homes, and toys are ready for the children Santa might overlook. Men who have lost their fight with the bottle will have their Christmas dinners as guests of the Salvation Army. The Army's motto continues to be: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." In the original contract, signed by the Salvation Army when it became part of the United Fund, provision was made for the welfare organization to conduct its annual Christmas appeal to those individuals Mho are particularly Interested In helping the Salvation Army. PUT YOU.' VOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S THE NOT-ON BEETHOVEN!.' . subcontract' with the Carson Wa ter Subconservancy District has been submitted for study. "Our board of directors," Leigh-ton said, "feels the master re payment contract will be in proper form so that the question of counts to clubs and operating rules. The meeting opens at 9 a.m in the commissioners' meeting room in the new Washoe County Jail. Opening of bids for reconstruction of dangerous parapets and cornices on the existing courthouse are to be opened at 10 a.m. Meanwhile the area awaits more snow to make it active. Winds the last several days have removed all but the packed snow from the ski slopes. There is suf ficient' snow to operate the rope tow. OK MAINTENANCE Even without a definite goal the county board has authorized maintenance at the ski area 24 miles south of Reno. A lift maintenance building has been con structed. First aid supplies are in and ready for use. Preventive maintenance work has been com pleted on the chair lift. The petit chalet is undergoing rehabilitation and a rebuilt fire place was to contain it's first fire today. White Christmas? Too Early to Tell Says Weatherman It's too early to tell If Reno will have a white Christmas, the weather man said today. But light snow was expected in the western and eastern sections of the state and the Sierra tonight, and Wednesday. Intermittent rain or snow was predicted for Yosemite Park northward today and over the entire area tonight and Wednesday. Snow level will be at 7,000 feet. Partly cloudy skies over Reno tonight and Wednesday may bring light showers to the area. Temperatures continued to climb Monday after a record breaking low of -9 last week. A high of 46 was predicted for to day followed by an early morning low of 32. Showers in Elko and Winne-mucca dropped .10 of an inch of moisture on the two communities Monday. Freeway Word Due Next Month Gazette-Journal Carson dry Bureau Winnemucca residents will probably have to wait until after New Year's for a decision on their freeway route, a State High way oficial said today. Deputy highway engineer John E. Bawden said the Highway Board's next scheduled meeting is Jan. 4. The highway depart ment will probably make its rec ommendations at that meeting, he said. a puoiic nearing was neia in Winnemucca Nov. 16. Most testi mony favored the river route through the city. Other proposed lines are the railroad route and the southeastern bypass route. Construction on any route will probably not begin before 1967. VOO HAVE A WAV OF PUTTING THfNSS 50 NiCELV.. PAGE THIRTEEN Urged authorization by the electors of the district may be submitted to an election during the first half of 1962." NEXT FISCAL YEAR Leighton said his board hopes o have the repayment contract executed and validated before the next session of Congress adjourns, "We hope this will mean Congress will provide funds to begin construction of Washoe - Project facilities on the Carson River in the next fiscal year," he said. That phase of development' con cerns Watasheamu dam on the east fork of the Carson River and it would cost approximately 523 million. The Watasheamu division was described by Vernon Hansen, project manager of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Carson City Office as an "excellent sample of a project making use of its available water supply." Bible told listeners it was up toi them to negotiate various contract agreements, but when that was completed, the job would be up to him and he would do all he could to get necessary federal funds. AVOID DELAYS He cautioned water district di rectors against unnecessary de lays, warning that the entire na tion is facing a water shorgage. If there is too much time lost in negotiating contracts "you may lose the opportunity to get any federal appropriation. You may not have this chance a year from now," Bible said. You have in the palms of your hands the power to strengthen Nevada's economy," he added. FORWARD LOOK "If we are to be alerted to the problems of tomorrow," he said, "We cannot fly standards of the 1900's. If we do not take a forward look in the next few months ahead, we cannot expect to look forward -to progress in the years ahead." Edward Peckham of Reno, pres ident of the Carson-Truckee Water conservancy District, who pre sided at Monday's meeting, prom lsed Bible his district would move along with negotiations as rapidly as possible. And wlien we're ready to go," he said, "we'll send a delegation back to Washington if necessary to give you all the assistance you want." Peckham tod water district boards that the Washoe Project, in his opinion, "presents to us one of our greatest opportunities." Board members of agencies within project framework from Churchill, Douglas, O r m s b y, Washoe and Alpine Counties, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials attended the dinner. Mildred Heyer Of Las Vegas State Librarian Gazette-Jou rnal Carson City Bureau Mildred J. Heyer, library supervisor for the Clark County School District, today was named Nevada state librarian. Mrs. Heyer, for 17-years a teacher-librarian in Las Vegas and Henderson schools, replaces Joseph F. Shubert. Salary for the joo ranges irom aj to y a month. She will assume duties Jan. 22. Shubert resigned Dec. 15 to take a $ 12,000 a year job with the American Library Association in Chicago. Mrs. Heyer is current chairman of the Nevada School Library Development project, which is writing standards for school library programs in the state. She joined the Henderson School District for one year in 1342. After a short residence in Washing ton, she returned to Las Vegas in 1945. A former librarian for the John S. Park Elementary School and the Rancho High School, she was named library supervisor in 1960. She is a past president of the Nevada Library Association. Drivers Fined, Permits Revoked Gaiette-Journal Carson Ory Bureau Two men, one of them a Uni versity of Nevada football star, were handed fines and their driver's licenses were revoked Mon day when they appeared bfore Justice of the Peace Pete Supera. Max Culp, 22, was fined J 150 on a reckless driving cnarge. nis driver's license was suspended six months. Culp is a standout football center at Nevada. Tom Shirley, Carson City casi-) no employe, was fined 5150 and his driver's license suspended two years. He pleaded guilty to drunken driving. John A. Johnson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after his car clipped two other autos on Highway 395 north of Carson City. Supera set bail at $300. John son was taken to Carson-Tahoe Hospital and transferred to the Schurz Hospital for treatment. Reno Recall Leaders Tell Of Harassment House-to-House Signature Drive Opens Thursday A methodical house-to-house drive for recall petition signa tures will start in Reno Thurs day. Nominating petitions for four replacement candidates are du off the presses this afternoon and will be circulated with recall peti tions starting tomorrow. Meanwhile, leaders of the re call movement said thev up re the target of a self-styled "John Birch" about 3 a.m. today. Most recall people received nuisance telephone calls warning them of skeletons in the closet" which the unidentified opponent of recall planned to release. In one case a threat was di rected to the family of a businessman whose sympathies are known to the community. SAME FATTER X Most calls followed the same pattern but the wife of one busi nessman was told her husband was gambling. Local law enforcement authori ties have been alerted to the tactics which first came to the front in Reno during the 1959 city eleo- ' tion campaign. They plan to check activities of persons known to have taken part in telephone vilification of candidates in the last municipal election. The businessman whose family was threatened said today the telephone calls "are an example of the character of the government the city now has." JlTtRY SUGGESTION Recall of Mayor Bud Baker and Councilmen George Carr, Charles Cowen and John Marshall was suggested by a Washoe County Grand Jury report Dec. 2. Citizens have since formed a committee to seek a recall. Recall nominees are, for mayor, E. Frandsen Loomis and for council posts, Dr. William O'Brien in the first ward, Walter Payne in the third ward and L. R. . Hibbs in the sixth ward. Last night Dr. Charles Fleming, recall leader, said the issue of recall is up to the voters of Reno. . "If they sign the recall petition it means they are not in favor of the present city administration; if they do not sign the petition it means they are in favor of the 'status quo' in Reno civic politics." Dr. Fleming said the recall committee is not taking sides on a Reno Police Department investigation, only the manner and type of investigator voted on by a majority of the council and approved -by the mayor. 'FIXAL STRAW ' The police investigator. Dr. Fleming declared, "is merely the final straw" in a long series of inept, incompetent and inexcusable actions on the part of the mayor and several members of the council." He reminded the public the la grand jury report was not the . only one critical of the city administration. The recall committee, the dor-tor added, is not' concerned with individuals whose recall is sought, only their records in office. The recall request is to see whether the voters will give the mayor and council a vote of con fidence, he explained. "Is is not the recall committee that will straighten out the mess in city hall it is the individual voter in the city of Reno." Recall workers have determined the number of registered voter in each ward (those eligible to sign the recall petition). Operating with a check list Ihe committee members will go door to door to get signatures. A spokesman said workers will start in the first ward and go through the wards in numerical order seeking signers. Reno Unions Favored In Jurist Ruling A summary judgment in favor of two Reno unions was granted Monday by Dist. Judge Frank Gregory in a suit involving a labor dispute and damage claims brought by Carson City plumbing contractor Fred L. Roberts.. Gregory granted judgment aft er Roberts failed to connect the two unions with the $1,075 worth of damage done to water pipes and other plumbing fixtures he was installing at the Silver State Bowling Lanes in October 1960. Roberts brought suit against the Plumbers and Steamfitters and Sheetmetal Workers Unions after pickets had been placed at the bowling alley during its construc tion. Damage to plumbing instal lations was done during the time the job was being picketed. Roberts who held the plumb ing contract for the new bowling alley, claimed unions estab lished pickets to try and compel him to enter into a closed shop agreement. He sought a permanent injunction to halt picketing. But this became a "moot" point, Gregory said, since the picketing wag no longer being carried out. The unions claimed many complaints about Roberts came from other plumbing contractors because he allegedly was working long hours and on Saturdays. Sundays and holidays. 4

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