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'Thirteen Reasons1 V pnoses Soft od mii'i s Reno Eyemng'Gazette tract Thirteen reasons why the proposed Reno convention hall and civic auditorium shouldn't be constructed on the Mil Street site were listed today by County Commissioner Richard Streeter. A televised debate on the auditorium convention hall question wiB be staged between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday by KOLO-TV. Robert Sullivan, convention director of the Reno Chamber of Commerce has been designated by Washoe County Fair and Recrea tion Board Chairman George Can to speak on the Mill Street Site side. Streeter, who opposed the Mill Street Site, said today: "As a Washoe County Commissioner I have thoroughly studied the auditorium-convention site and sincerely feel that thf Mill Street Site is out of the question for the following reasons: 1. ' Building of an auditorium-convention tenter in any area surrounded by vacant acreage will give the needed impetus and reason for the construction of luxury hotels in that area; many have been on the drawing boards for years. As we all know, numerous well-financed groups have purchased large pieces of acreage with the end view in mind of building luxury hotels, but haven't done so to date because they haven't been stimulated into action, but a convention hall in the area - would give that stimulus. 7. The limited acreage on Mill Street makes expansion in future years impossible. If our population growth continues and larger auditorium facilities were needed you couldn't expand them on Mill Street. . 3. Shortsightedness on future planning will be disastrous. We don't want another State Building 30 years from now, but must plan now for expansion later with adequate acreage. 4. Present Mill Street plans call for 2,000 seats. This is inadequate; 5,000 seats are necessary now if we are to hold any major cultural, athletic, civic, charitable or political events for the people of this area. For example, Reno High School auditorium seats 2,500; the University of Nevada gymnasium PHONE FA 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1961 PAGE SEVENTEEN Reno Police Kept on Move By Car Thieves " Car thieves kept Reno police on the move Wednesday afternoon. Several autos were raporf-edly stolen, two of them crashed and another was pushed into the street and abandoned. Investigators surprised Ralph Sullivan of Sparks when they called to tell him his car had teen involved in a two-car crash at Glenn Manor and Plumas Streets. The crash occurred at 8:45 p.m. Sullivan reported the auto missing at 9 p.m. The other auto involved was also stolen, police report. Edear M. Bush of 644 John Freemont Drive told police he went to dinner. When he returned an hour later, his 1960 model auto was gone. Police towed the car of Miles Setty of 812 Evans Ave. at 10:10 p.m. It was parked in the middle of Evans Avenue with the lights turned on. Setty called police ten minutes later to report his auto had been stolen. Police theorize someone pushed the auto into the street in an attempt to steal it but apparently were unable to get the engine started. Mary Duncan of 10A Park Ter race reported her car, had been borrowed for an undetermined . length of time. It had been taken from a parking lot but returned. The driver parked it several spaces from where Mrs. Duncan left it, police were told. A witness to the borrowing said three persons were involved. seats 4,200. We all know these facilities are inadequate. j 5. Population growth: Surveys show that we now have 68,000 and by 1980 we will have 175,000. A tripling of population in the next 19 years. We must not be stuck with a 2,000 seat auditorium. 6. So far as a downtown convention hall is concerned, the State Building is in the heart of downtown Reno and it seats 1,500 people. T. Let's turn to this "within walking distance" proposition. Sta tistics will show that only a little over a per cent of the mo ;1 rooms are within walking distance of the Mill Street Site. The three major hotels have a little over 600 rooms and we all know that on summer weekend? that con-ventioners would be lucky to get 200 of these rooms. Also it should be borne in mind that the room tax is being paid by some 5.600 hotel and motel rooms in this valley. 8. It is a matter of common knowledge that the key to any successful modern operation is adequate parking. You can never have adequate parking on Mill Street. Parking is a simple matter; you need acreage. This acreage we can get now while it is available. 9. How about access? The Mill Street site is bordered by two narrow dead-end streets. Imagine 1.000 automobiles converging on this site at 8 p.m.! For convent ence and safety the auditorium should be on a main arterial. 10. Time involved: the acquisition of the Mill Street Site is going to be costly and. lengthy, but adequate acreage elsewhere is immediately available. 11. Site improvement? on Mill Street this is lengthy and costly because of re-routing ditch, sewer, water, and power facilities, plus the fill necessary to level the site. These problems are not present on outside acreage. 12. Financial responsibility: never lose sight of the fact that we can only spend $4,500,000. The cost of the Mill Street Site at an estimated $2,000,000 makes it impossible to build a decent auditorium for the use of Washoe County residents. 13. A note of warning to the taxpayer: legislation has been sug gested to increase the bonded in debtedness on this project. If this happened and the room tax couldn't carry the load then the property owners would pay the tab; and if the Mill Street Site is chosen the taxpayers would end up without an adequate au ditorium, without adequate park ing. ' We will have no delay on this project if the Fair and Recreation Board, all representing the people, will pick a site having Man Is jailed 34 Days Here Without Trial Street Battle Figure Freed At Long Last A Reno man who spent 34 days in city jail without proper arraignment or a formal charge be ing filed against him, was free today. The original complaint of assault with a deadly weapon was reduced to one of disorderly conduct. Mike Florez Lopez was released with credit for time served. He appeared before Judge H. W. Edwards, acting for Judge Kirby Unsworth in Reno Municipal Court. NABBED DEC. VI Lopez was arrested Dec. 23 for reportedly slashing three men with a knife during a fight. Hurt were Raymond Cornbread, 43, of Oroville. Calif.; Herman Levine, 41, of 430 N. Arlington Ave. and Raymond Billie 43, of Ely. Washoe County District Attor ney representatives said a police report of the case was not suffi ciently complete for them to is sue a formal charge. The office requested a further investigation be made and a more complete report filed. Investigating police apparently differed with the district attorney's office saying that the only investigation that could be made had been completed. CUT IV FIGHT According to the arrest report, several stitches were necessary to close wounds of the three men. Lopez was also treated at Washoe Medical Center for a head laceration received in the fight. Police said the three men who were cut had been drinking heavily. For this reason, they were in no condition to give their side of the story, the report shows. COIN MACHINE THEFTS IRK FIRM OWNER Glen D. Knight of Steamboat, is displeased with Reno police. In a report Wednesday, Knight, owner of the University Laundromat, said coin machines at the establishment have been emptied at frequent intervals. The first few times the thieves got as much as $60 per entry. Later they - obtained only $2 or $3. Knight said he reported the incident to the patrolman on the beat and asked for a close watch. To check the matter, he went to the building and removed a coin machine from the wall. The missing container was not reported by the policeman. Knight protested. In June, a coin dispenser was pryed from the wall. It was taken to the police statical for fingerprints. However. Bureau of Identification personnel reportedly told the 'laundromat owner they were to busy to check the container and told him to take it back with him, the irate owner said. Police also failed to investigate the shooting of holes in his windows. Knight said reports to the police department are a waste of time. Widow on Stand In Slaying Trial Of Charles Lee Mrs. Lillie Whittey, widow of slain 21-vear-old Drinting sales man Boyd Whittey, underwent in tensive cross-examination this morning in the trial of Charles Saul Hook Lee, who is accused of shooting her husband. Defense attorney Harry An derson fired question after ques- access and sufficient land lor tne gon at the soft-spoken mother-to- building and parking and where we can expand in the future. Sites are available at a price we can afford and we can build a build ing of a dual nature that can be used as an auditorium and con vention hall. If this is done then all of our problems are solved and progress started. Police Study City's Offer On Pay Boost Group Study Of Keystone Bridge Slated Street, Highway Master Plan Evaluation Due A Reno Chamber of Commerce subcommittee will study the pos sibility of constructing the Key stone Street Bridge over the Truckee River, the Highways and Streets Committee decided Thurs day morning. Chairman Francis R. Smith ap pointed Earl Gelmstedt and Richard Allen of the Regional Plan ning Commission to look into the problem. MOKE CONGESTED It was emphasized that Booth Street in front of Reno High Schoool will become more con gested with traffic when construction of. the new federal building begins. The building will be located on the east side of Booth Street "The site the federal people have picked is where the south approach to the Keystone bridge was originally planned," Allen pointed out. "The congestion on Booth Sheet shows what can happen when there is no master plan for streets and highways," Smith added. STUDY THINKING In other action Thursday morning a subcommittee was appointed to evaluate thinking of political officials on the Truckee Meadows Streets and Highways master plan. Scheduled to talk to the three Decision as to whether they jPoUtical subdivisions is Albert Ca No Easy Problem Poll Tax Repeal Will Take Doing Though Albert B. Boyne, county j collected $27,510 in poll taxes which assessor, and others would like to went to Reno, see Nevada's poll tax repealed it I Boyne said the other day be be- is more than a matter for the eg- lieved the cities benefit most so Lot Is Sold On Mill Street For $128,000 Sale of 100 feet of Mill Street frontage, directly across the street from the controversial convention hall site, was revealed Tuesday with filing of a deed and accom panying dead of trust with the Washoe County Recorder. Purchaser was John V. Mueller of Reno who paid approximately $128,000 for a parcel 100x150 feet, the estimated price being based on documentary stamps. The 150 foot frontage is on Sin clair (or Lake) Street, the lot ex tending south to State Street. Sellers were Walter S. and Emma Palmer, who are benefici aries cf the 595.250 deed of trust Tne deed was dated Jan. 20. He Has a Sysfem Blackjack Wins Possible Is Claim of Boston Man WASHINGTON (A Ever usejthe $3,200, splat into betting units a system to try to win at black- of $40, would bring winnings of jack? Dr. Edward O. Thorp, 28-year- old mathematician at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says he has worked out a system with the aid of an IBM-704 computer which., if it should come into general use. would force gambling casinos to terminate the game as they now play it. Thorp is coming here to explain his system to the American Mathematical Society. He says it is 99 per cent foolproof. In blackjack, the dealer opposes all players. If the face value of the player's cards is closer to 21 than the dealer's the player wins. But he loses if they total more than 21. The dealer wins all ties but loses to all if his total passes 21. Picturer cards count 10, aces either 1 or 11, the others their spots. Two cards are dealt to each player who may ask for additional cards as long as bis total doesn't exceed 21. " There are a lot of ifs. in the Thorp system. First, he says, a player should start with at least $3,200 to cover against a losing , run. Ovtr ibt long haul. Thorp says, ' 510 an hour. iorty thousand, in $500 units (the maximum in Las Vegas) would earn you $125 an hour, Thorp says. Thorp's formula is based on the fact that the dealer does the deck until he runs through it. Under the Thorp system the player memorizes a char that shows whether his hand is favor able or unfavorable, according to orthodox statistical probabilities. Then he keeps track of how many fives have been used. If all four have gone, the deck now favors the player. In this case, when tne player gets a favorable hand, he bets the limit. If both his and the five situation are not favorable, he bets the minimum. Thorp said he did some re search at Las Vegas last year to study the standard rules, betting emits and payoffs. "Frankly I would welcome a wealthy backer or a gambling ca sino itself to finance me in what we might call the acid test of my theory," said Thorp, who makes $7,000 a year. "I haven't been able to accumulate the capital to un dertake it on my own. be as he attempted to analyze her testimony on behalf of the prosecution Wednesday. Prosecutor John H. Mathews said the trial which began Monday began to pick up speed to day and he expected it to conclude Friday. Wednesday afternon Whittey's widow told the jury she could recall only one time her husband and Lee had words. That was over a light bulb. She said the boarding house cook accused Boyd of taking a light bulb from his room and trying to electrocute him. Early in the afternoon Dr. . A. Salvadorini, a pathologist, ex plained the cause 'of death as "massive hemorrhaging from multiple wounds." Whittey, 21, was shot three times in the back and once in the arm with a vest pocket .22 caliber revolver at the boarding house where Lee was employed. Following lengthy examination opposing attorneys managed to obtain a jury Wednesday at noon Chosen to hear the cases were Rene Williams, R. G. Peters, Norma Crompton, Nelva Smith, Norman Lysne, Nathan Shafer Leland Bennett, Paul A. Weyler, Leslie Oppin, T. J. Milligan. Manuel A. Gleischer and Edward Ingalls. Alternates are Jennie Ra- melli and Kenneth Wolfe Lee is being tried before Dis trict Judge Grant L. Bowen. Reno police detectives Don Rama and Frank Shoemaker were among the first witnesses to take the stand for the prosecution, which is being handled by John H. Mathews, assistant dis trict attorney. Identification offi cer Frank Hart testified Wednes day and identified the clothing Whittey was wearing at the time of the shooting. Under cross - examination Wednesday afternoon by court-appointed defense attorney ITrrry D. Anderson, Dr. Salvadorini said his post mortem examination showed no traces of alkaloid nar cotics but he did not rule out the possibility of marijuana. will accept or reject City Man ager Joe Latimore's proposal for a pay increase may be reached sometime Friday, according to Reno policeman Francis C. Rea, spokesman for the Reno Police Protective Association. Rea said that some policemen working night shifts have not been informed of all the details of the proposed six per cent boost each year for the next three years. He said also that there can be assurance only that one of the proopsed increases will become effective, since the members of the present Reno City Council cannot commit themselves to pay scales effective beyond their present terms of office. He also pointed out that the proposal calls for a cut in vacation time instead of the increase the policemen are asking for. Presently all police officers receive two weeks vacation with pay, .... ..." . - : Latimore's proposal calls for a one week vacation for police of ficers with less than five years service, two weeks lor those with five to 15 years service and three weeks paid vacation for officers with over 15 years on the force. While the group is asking for longevity pay ranging from $15 to $45 a month, the city man ager's proposal would give police-! men $10 a month for anyone with 10 years service and then one dollar more for each additional year up to 20 years. Latimore has also offered the poli cement pay on a regular-time basis for working beyond their normal 40-hour week. He also proposed to pay them on a similar basis when they had to appear an court as a witness on their off-duty time. Rea said even if the policemen do approve the offer they would have to confer with Reno firemen before a definite acknowledge ment could be made. The firemen's association is also asking for similar pay and fringe benefits. ton. Howard Turner and Smith. The subcommittee will report back to the chamber on its findings. Highways and Street Committee has urged immediate action on the master plan. Innocent Plea Is Entered By Williams Robert H. A. Williams, 52-year-old Reno sand and gravel merchant, professed this morning he is innocent of the murder of at torney Livierato in a court room here Thanksgiving Eve. Williams entered the not guilty plea at his arraignment before District Judge Merwyn H. Brown of Winnemucca shortly before noon. . Judge Brown -set Williams' jury trial to begin April 24 at 10 a.m. Williams was represented by court-appointed attorney Harry Claiborne of Las Vegas, named to his defense Friday by Judge Brown after Williams said he was unable to secure counsel, j Claiborne, a well-known defense attorney, arrived in Reno this morning and immediately went into consultation with Williams. They met for almost an hour. District Attorney William Rag-gio represented the state at the arraignment. Following the arraignment Williams, gaunt and nervous from his stay in jail and a recent operation, was placed in custody of the Washoe County Sheriff to be held without bail until the April trial. Both attorneys assured the judge they would be able to prepare for the case by the date set. islature. Repealing the $3 tax would re quire amending the state constitu tion. Article Two. Section Seven requires the legislature to establish a poll tax of not less than two nor more than four dollars for the betterment of public roads." CALLED USANCE Boyne calls the tax a nuisance, unfair and discriminatory and says it should have been repealed when gasoline taxes were introduced. Actually the tax is of little benefit to the county, he says. Printing fees last year, for receipts, were $516.50. But employes of the assessor and the county treasurer say the com plications of controlling and col lecting the tax are difficult, time' consuming and often unfair. The tax applies to men over the age of 21 and under 60. Some times they pay through their employers. Sometimes they pay when paying taxes for real prop erty. CATCHES A FEW It used to be the tax was fairly well collected when individuals purchased their auto licenses, Boyne said, but the state handles licenses now. So the assessor catches a few people when they come irto the courthouse to pay boat taxes. This year there is an expanded list of employers who will be asked to take the tax from the pay of their employes. The annual tax becomes extremely complicated in the treas-surer's office. Often a taxpayer can't produce a receipt in July for the poll tax he may or may not have paid in January. Delinquencies, double cheeks and triple checks produce extra bookwork with very little gain, says one employe, then there is an additional problem of persons paying two or three times and de manding or failing to demand re- j funds. POSSIBLE ANSWER Boyne admits there is one pos sible answer which would spread the road tax to all concerned with roads, but that would take a con stitutional amendment also. The tax could be collected at the time of application for drivers licenses, he admits. This would allow collection from teenagers, women and Indians, all of whom use roads but are exempt under the constitution and implementing statute. Boyne also resents the effort and expense put forth by the county for something "which primarily benefits the cities." During the fiscal year 1959-1960, the tax receiver collected S759 in poll tax for Washoe County. Boyne's employes collected $9,522 for the county. During the same period the tax receiver collected $709 for the City of Sparks and the assessor collected $7,251 on behalf of the rail city. WENT TO RENO Receiver J. B. Cunningham took in $3,681 which was turned over to the City of Reno. Assessor Boyne 'perhaps the city should collect the tax.." Some people, county officials note, are under the impression that the poll tax is a vote tax as it is in some states. "Nothing could be further from the truth. It isn't necessary to produce a poll tax receipt to vote." They look at the $3 fee as something akin to a head tax with specific application set down by the state constitution. And they w-on der whether the federal Constitu tion allows a "head" tax as such. Boyne says he is happy assem blymen Howard McKissick and William Swackhamar have sponsored a resolution in the legisla ture with the aim or putting a constitutional amendment on the ballot. He says a similar proposal was defeated in 1959 Another longtime civil servant, taking a searching look at the poll tax, declared Tuesday: "It'll never get through the legislature. This is a tax which benefits the small counties and they won't go for its repeal." METERS DAMAGED Seven Reno parking meters were damaged between Tuesday and Wednesday, police reports show. Five of the units were forced open but two were re moved from the posts. $4200 Burglary Is Probed Here Police are investigating a $4200 burglary that occured sometime late Tuesday night at the home of Betty Vrogden, 1686 Oakhurst St. Detectives surmise that the thief probably parked his car in a vacant lot behind the woman's home and carried the loot to it, perhaps making several trips. Betty Vrogden told police the burglar entered through a rear window. Some broken glass was found as well as several foot prints in the soft ground around the window. She said the items taken were a $2000 mink stole, a $300 sewing machine and about $1900 worth of clothing. Discussion Set Depressed Area Program Urged WASHINGTON (fft Congress was urged today by Sen. Alan tsiDie, u-fNev., to set up a pro gram to help depressed areas and to develop an unemployment warning system. Bible said approval by Congress of an area development bill he is cosponsoring is "one of the greatest needs of our domestic well being." While Nevada is not liaied as a distressed area, Bible said, "The sobering fact remains that there are areas within my state which are now and have been suffering considerably as the result of the depressed state of our domestic minerals industry." Beer Stolen By Juveniles Dino Frugoli, driver for Luce and Son Co. told police three juveniles in a blue, 1953 model car took an undisclosed amount of beer from his truck as he Directors of the Reno Chamber, was making a delivery at the Air of Commerce have scheduled a luncheon meeting with business officials to discuss the proposed Reno-Sparks convention hall. The meeting is scheduled for Friday noon in the Skyroom of the Mapes Hotel. port Bar. The youths escaped down Neil Road, Frugoli told police. Earner m the day a distribu tor for Coors beer reported a sim ilar incident. The Coors truck was parked near the Raleys Drug on South Virginia. Former Sparks Resident Dies Robert Balmain, 70, a native of Reno, died Tuesday in Rose-ville, Calif. He retired about five years ago because of ill health. Mr. Balmain attended schools in Reno and Sparks. He worked as a machinist for many years for the Southern Pacific Co. He moved to Roseville several years ago. Mr. Balmain was the son of the late Robert E. Balmain; brother of Mrs. Carrie Ginocchio of Reno and Henry Balmain of Adams City, Colo. He is also sur vived by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend funeral sendees Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the home chapel of Ross-Burke Co. with the Rev. Blake M. Franklin of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery. Emerald Bay High Level Route Backed SACRAMENTO (AP)-The State Park Commission today backed a proposed new high-level route around scenic Emerald Bay at! Lake Tahoe. Members said it was proved feasible by an extensive Highway Commission survey. James Warren, supervisor of park development for the Division of Beaches and Parks, told the commission the survey, "which developed all the information possible," showed: 1. That a year-round route on the upper level could be man-tained. 2. That the latest estimates shave to $3 million the difference between the cost of low and high- level routes on Staite Highway 89 around the western shore of Lake Tahoe. Members of the commission said ia lower road would permanently scar and divide D. L. Bliss and Emerald Bay state parks, while the upper route would maintain the beauty of "one of the last natural areas in the state." A study prepared for the State Highway Commission showed a low route with a bridge across the moiith of Emerald Bay would cost less. The present highway is closed up to six months of the year by snow and landslides. Warren said "s h o t g u n" esti mates" of acquisition costs for the lower route were around $600,000. The lower route would take 68 acres of state park land, as well as donated land which might revert to the owners if condemned and taken to court, he said. Gertrude G. Harriman, board member from Hemeif, said she had received a number of letters in favor of the high road. Another member said, "We all know the effect of the scar. It's not like the Embarcadero you can't tear it down later. He referred to proposals to tear down San Francisco's Embarcadero Freeway. Car Overturns Injuring Pair Two persons were slightly hurt early Wednesday when their auto went out of control and overturned at Virginia and Center Streets. Police identified the victims as Ronald M. Dickey, 21, Stead A.F.B.. and Judy Douglas, 19, 520 Fifth St, Sparks. Both police said, declined an offer of medical assistance. Visitor Robbed Tossed Into River Anthony Silva Rillo of Salt Lake City, Utah, told police he was beaten, robbed and thrown into the Truckee River by two men with whom he had been drink ing. ruiio saw ne naa been m a Commercial Row bar with a woman companion. They left the bar and met two men. The group walked, talked and drank, the Salt Lake City man said. Suddenly the two men threw Rilk) down the river bank, hit him with a rock then robbed him of $80. They threw him into the river after stealing his top coat, the report reads. Unoccupied Car Injures Woman CAR HITS WALL James F. Sloan of Fallon was cited for reckless driving Wednesday when his car crashed into a concrete wall at University Terrace and West Street. Sloan was taken to Washoe Medical Center for treatment. Moana Park Fund Bill Over Hurdle 'Do Pass' Vote From Committee In Lower House Gazette-Journal Carson City Bureau The Assembly Judiciary Com mittee this morning voted a do pass recommendation for AB14, which would permit Nevada's two largest counties to spend money on city recreational facilities, but passed the bill on to the Com mittee on State, County and City Affairs for another look before it reaches the lower house floor. HEARING IS HELD The vote came after an hour long hearing at which Reno city officials and members of the Washoe . County Commissioners traded verbal blows over burned-out Moana Ball Park, and whether its rebuilding is a matter of vital county concern. (For local developments on Moana Park, turn to Page 30.) Members of the Legislative Committee objected periodically that the purely local problem had no place in consideration of the bill, but the charges and counter charges continued unabated, with County Commission Chairman Mike Mirabelli insisting it could lead to a city raid on county recreation funds. Commissioners repeated fre quently it would "put the monkey on our backs" by subjecting them to voter pressure in the event requested aid was turned down. CITV HAS MONEY Both Mirabelli and Commissioner Robert Clarkson insisted the city had $130,000 in its recreation fund "as of Wednesday," and that it could afford to pick up the entire tab on the rebuilding project, to which it has already committed $52,000. They added the county had previously relinquished $30,000 from its county fair and recreation funds to help Reno install a new boiler room at the Moana swimming pool. Mayor Bud Baker conceded the $130,000 theoretically might be in the treasury, but that $52,000 was committed to the ball park project, and that at least part of the rest was tied up because "two councilmen are committed to parks in their wards." Mirabelli shot back, "So you'd rather protect the councilmen and let the county go in the slot?" Any further exchange was halt ed by Assemblymen Herbert Rowntree, .R-Lyon, who said the committee "isn't concerned about who owes who what. We are just interested in whether this is good or bad legislation." The previous county board had promised to kick $25,000 into the kitty for rebuilding the ball park that vandals burned last Hal lowe'en, but was told by the at torney general such a contribu tion wasn't legal. AB14 would erase the question of legality, but is permissive rather than mandatory legislation and would not require the county to extend ski to cities in recrea- tion matters. The city is under pressure be cause of a Tuesday deadline by which it must promise re-build- : ing of the ball park by the open ing of the 1961 baseball season or see the non-Drofit Washoe Youth Foundation, Inc:, lose the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise for the Reno Silver Sox. Baker, speaking "as an Indi vidual," said no matter what stand was taken by the county, he would personally fight to see the city do everything within its power to re-build the park and save the ball club franchise. He said he would swing into his bat tle at Friday's city council meeting. Suggestions from Assemblyman L. E. Tyson, D-dark, that Washoe County follow the example of its southern Nevada neighbor and help with "men, equipment and material" if not money, was favorably received, but may be impossible under the attorney gen eral's interpretation of the pres ent law. Baker, particularly, was enthu siastic, saying cooperation in such matters has already "put Las Vegas and even Lake Tahoe ahead of Reno." He said the measure under con sideration would put Washoe County, Reno and Sparks closet to a metropolitan council goal. SHORT OF CASH Mirabelli also favored extendinsf whatever help was legally possible short of hard cash. Clarkson insisted legislators, it they passed the Ml, would be circumventing a law they had found momentarily, distasteful, and would be meddling in local government affairs. County Commissioner Dick Streeter insisted the bill, if passed, should specify such county-city aid be possible only in case of an "emergency," and questioned that an emergency existed in the re-, building cf the ball park. A side issue developed over whether the measure should be amended to include the 15 smaller . counties, th divergent thinkine Mildred Swift of 1701 Wesley Drive was injured Wednesday when an unoccupied car struck her and ran over her leg. She was taken to Washoe Medical Center by ambulance. Mrs. Swift told police she parked existing among small county mem- J TO BE A I DOCTOR I J NO, 1 M 60ING TO BE MORE THAN A DOCTOR. ..I'M 6CWS TO BE A GREAT DOCTOR i I UANT to rise to the 6REATEST HEI6HT OF ALL . J I WANT TO WRITE A MDICATED MEDICAL C0LWH -u m' mil . Clfl, I the car at 1725 Wesley Drive. She got out then noticed the car starting to roll. She attempted to stop the vehicle but was knocked to the pavement. A wheel passed over her leg causing an injury, police reported. LAS VEGAS MEET LAS VEGAS W Th American Municipal Association Congress of 1966 will be held in Las Vegas Mayor Or an Gragson said today. About 2500 mayors, city commissioners and coundilmen ieity managers and city attorneys wut attend. bers of the committee. At the final vote for "do pass" and referral to the second com mittee, Assemblyman E. C. Mur phy, R-Elko, a former county commissioner, cast the lone "no" vote. Assemblyman Howard McKissick Jr., R-Washoe, initially fought the second committee referral, but consented .to it when told the measure might get little support on the floor if all interested parties were not given a chance to review it. McKissick was the introducer of the measure.

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