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State Hospital Program me meaner For Conferenc Of Educators State mental hospital patients who need medical or surgical care will be treated at St. Mary's hospital, instead of Washoe Medical Center as has been the practice, Dr. Sidney Tillim, state hospital superintendent, said today. The hospital advisory board approved the new program, he said, after announcement that Washoe Medical Center has increased its rates to the state for I patients who were not Wa shoe residents. Dr. Tillim said that Clyde Fox, administrator of Washoe Medical Center justified the raise on the ground that the center was losing money under the old arrangement. The new billings will be at the regular rates, Dr. Tillim told the advisory board. PER DIEM RATE Dr. Tillim told the board that the agreement with St. Mary's hospital called for a comprehensive per diem rate considerably below that to be charged by Washoe Medical Center under the new schedule. "It is commendable that a denominational institution, operating on a non-profit basis, should be able to afford this courtesy to a tax-supported institution, take care of its own development needs and even provide a psy Dr. Al H. Grommon, an as sociate professor of. English and former director -f admissions at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., will .be the keynote speaker Saturday at the state conference on secondary and higher education relationships and services at the University of Nevada. The conference wiil be held at the college of education building auditorium, beginning at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by the high school relations committee at the university. TO SPEAK T'.VICE Dr. Grommon, who will address the general session in the morning, and will speak again rent economic pressures, at tne dinner at t p.m. nas naai ... , . . ... 91, -wide range of experience on months left in the current fiscal year, 263 have been admitted to the hospital. There were 265 ad- chiatric service for acutely ill persons," Dr. Tillim declared. The state hospital superintendent also reported that increasing admissions to the mental hospital may reflect cur- the college and university level as well as in public school systems. He is an associate director of Ihe national commission on English, which was estauhshed by the national council of teachers of English. He aiso is president of the California state group of the National Council of the Teachers of English and is on the western association of secondary schools and colleges accreditation committee. FROM NEW YORK Dr. Grommon obtained his BA, MA and PhD from Cornell University in Ithica, N. Y., and served in the New York school system for more than 12 years. From 1950-56 he was director of the freshman English program at Stanford University. Dean Garold Holstine, chairman of the university's high school relations committee, expects about 75 educators from all over the stite for the con ference Maude Painter Services Held Funeral services were held for Mrs. Maude W. Painter for her family and close friends Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Ross-Burke Co. chapel, with the Rev. Felix A. Manley of the Federated church clergyman. A medley of old hymns was played Dy Mrs. Mary A. Atcheson, organist. Pallbearers were Hugo Quilici, oordon Harris, Harold Wells, Jay Carpenter, Andrew Rice and Sol bavitt. Burial was in the Masonic section of Mountain View cemetery. Mrs. Painter would have been 91 years old on April 27th. She had been in this community for oU years and was a pioneer mem ber of the Federated church and the 20th Century Club. Service Held For Armstrong Funeral services for Othello C. (Lefty) Armstrong were held in the Walton funeral home chapel Thursday under the direction of Reno Lodge No. 597 B. P. O. Elks. The following officers officiated: Acting exalted ruler, E. P. Caffrey; leading knight, Jack Peters; acting loyal knight, H. Edgar Walton, acting lecturing knight, Vern Hursh; esquire, Don Rose; secretary, J. C. Kum-le; chaplain, Tom Johnson. ( Organ selections were played by Mrs. Melba Mahzo. Burial was in Mountain View cemetery where the Elk's com-mital service was conducted by E. P. Caffrey. Pallbearers were Dave Campbell, James McKay, Roland Martin, Angus McKen-zie; Robert Jackson and Gene Skillen. missions in all of the last fiscal year. ABOVE CAPACITY C ur r e n t population now stands at more than 500, about 40 more than capacity, even with the recent addition of a 130-bed ward for aged patients. He also emphasized that Washoe county, with less than one-fourth of the state s popula tion accounts for approximately 60 per cent of hospital admis sions and about 50 per cent of the patients over 65. "Whether the state is to con tinue enlargements at the pres. ent location, or begin a second institution in the southern part of the state may be an urgent problem for the next legislature iThe present trend is toward institutions of manageable size, preferably not to exceed 500-bed capacity. Enlarging upon the relationship between economic recession and increased mental hospital admissions, Dr. Tillim said that persons with marginal mental capacities find it more difficult to get along in times of financial stress. Also, their relatives may find themselves unable to care for such cases financially, and must then send them to tax-supported institutions. Dr. Tillim also announced that the board had approved an agreement with the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada to provide a neuro-psy-chiatric affiliation for nursing students. 'A. E. Potash Succumbs Here Alexander E. Potash of Sparks, who had been hospitalized for 10 days, died here Thursday night. Mr. Potash, who had been in this area for 25 years, was a motor grade operator for the Morrison-Knudsen Co., and lived at 1336 G St., Sparks. He was 50 years of age, and was born aboard ship while his parents were coming to this country from Poland. Mr. Potash is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary A. Potash, and was the father of Airy E Potash, Walter A. Potash and Mary Ann Potash, all of Sparks. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters, including Bill Potash, Ann Potash and Jennett Potash, all of Kensing. ton, Conn.; an aunt, Mrs. Iona L. Ling of Reno, and an uncle, "V. I. Buchanan of Pioche. His sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. LaMar Crossman, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mil- he Crossman, live in Sparks. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ross-Burke Co, chapel. Attorney Fees Are Claimed in Stardust Case Lawyers Ask For$4IO,000 In Legal Charges CARSON UP) Additional claims for more than $190,000 in attorney fees have been filed in federal court here against the beleaguered Stardust Hotel of Las Vegas. Last month Reno Attorneys George Vargas and William Sanford asked a bankruptcy refree in Las Vegas to approve their fee of $150,000 for pressing the hotel's application for a gambling license several years ago. The $150,000 was on top of $75,000 in legal fees already paid by the late promoter, Tony Cornero Stralla. LATEST CLAIMS The latest attorney claims are for work in connection with re organization of the Stardust under the bankruptcy act. Largest of these is an on ac count" claim by , the Foley Bro thers of Las Vegas and the firm of Quittner, Stutman and Treis-ter of Los Angeles for $100,000. They were attorneys for receiver and trustee Paul D. McDer- mott of Las Vegas, who has not yet applied for his fee. Attorney charges of record in connection with the long effort to get the Stardust open total more than $410,000 atthis point. LEGAL PARADISE "It's been sort of a legal par adise," observed one court offi cial wryly. . Federal Judge John R. Ross has set May 7 as the date for a hearing on the latest claims. Mrs. Rella Factor, wife of John (Jake The Barber) Factor of Los Angles, recently put up $4,000,000 to finish the hotel construction and start its operation. She plans to lease the gam-ling casino to Wilbur Clark and his associates in the Desert Inn of Las Vegas. o Evening Gazette Information and enjoyment for every member of the family A Newspaper for the Home PHONE FA 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1958 PAGE TWENTY-TWO UN Debaters In Tournament HOPPERS DESCEND ON VEGAS LAS VEGAS Downtown merchants and casmo owners had their fingers crossed today as they didn't know exactly what to expect in their battle with hordes of grasshoppers which descended upon Las Vegas early Thursday. The grasshoppers swarmed into the dowtown area, then disappeared and bounced back again last night only to be among the missing this morning- , The insects were so numerous last night that several of the downtown casinos blacked out their outside signs which seemed to be the focal point for the hoppers. A new fear was Injected when Farm Bureau officials said there is a possibility the hoppers will be reinforced by a horde of giant yucca moths, which several years ago invaded the city in such numbers that downtown business was at a virtual standstill for hours. County health officer Dr. D. D. Carr said he did not expect any serious after effects as the hoppers are no carriers of disease and have only "nuisance" value. River Muddy, Hot Dangerous University of Nevada debaters will defend their title against 12 western colleges this weekend during the annual con ference and tournament of the Pacific Forensic League at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Nevada will be up against de balers from the University of Washington, Whitman College, University of Idaho, Oregon State College, University of Oregon, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, Univer sity of Southern California, Po mona State College, Occidental College, University of Arizona and the University of California at Santa Barbara. The tournament was captured by Nevada the last two years. Chad Combs, now attending the theological seminary at Prince ton university, took first place two years ago for University of Nevada, and last year, Earl Hawley, now a law student at University of California, won the title. Dan Sobrio, Stanley Jones and Roger Joseph, jr., all of Reno, will defend the title this year, l ney will be accompanied by Dr. Robert Griffin, professor of speech and drama. The tournament,, which is scheduled for today, Friday and Saturday, will include oratory, extempore, and after - dinner speeches. In May, the University of Nevada debaters will take part in their final tournament at the University of Montana. COURT ORDER UPHOLDS CRAWFORD RESIDENCY Drunk Driver No. 36 Held The Truckee river continued to be a mighty and muddy tor rent through the city of Reno, but still not on any particularly worrisome scale today, but it did begin to commit one of its occa sional sins. That is, with the Asylum gauge reading -at aDoui Jtw second feet, the water started to spread out of the low banks into the low land east of Reno. SOME BACKUP In fact, the reading in Reno, up a few hundred feet from yes terday, appeared to be partially accountable for by some back up action. Washoe County Engineer George Oshima said at midday that four or five men were working at the point east of Reno where the flooding had begun, at the point of a diversion dam The flooding to the east of Reno proper was no particular, surprise to any local water experts, who know that the low banks and reefs in the Reno- Vista area invariably bring some flooding even in a perfectly ordinary spring runoff of an or dinary snowpack. There is an ordinary runoff in process, but an extraordinary snowpack. Contributing to the power of the Truckee were still wide open gates at Lake Tahoe. Boca reservoir on the Little Truckee had about 8500 acre feet of storage against a 41,000 capacity. City Engineer Elliott Cann, who has been watching the iruckee very closely since storms dumped big snows on the Sierra Nevada, meanwhile re moved several flashboards from the dam at Wingfield park just above Arlington avenue to in sure that the park will not be flooded at the present flow. Mayor Len Harris and County Commissioner Ernest Kleppe personally inspected the river reefs at Vista Thursday. Mayor Harris said he plans to press for early removal of the remaining reefs during a trip to Washing, ton, D. C, next week. Removal of the reefs is a key iactor in flood control plans for the area. Five Injured In Series of Auto Crashes Tw,o Are Hurt In' Fall From , Moving Vehicle Five people, three of them children, were injured in traffic accidents in Reno Thursday aft ernoon and evening two of them when they fell from a mov ing car. Airman Donald Knox, 19, of Stead Air Force base told police he and a girl companion fell from a friend's car when Knox opened the door. He tumbled out the open door at Wells avenue and Broadway boulevard and Penny Lynn, 17, 554 Vassar St., tumbled out right behind him. Both were treated at Washoe Medical Center for abrasions. They were passenger in a 1947 coupe driven by A2c Joseph V. Layden, 20, of Stead. It hap pened at 2:40 p.m. Little Susan Wilson, 4, of 802 Kietzke Lane darted from be hind a roadside sign into the path of a car on Kietzke Lane at 7:06 D.m. She was treated at Washoe Medical Center for con fusions and abrasions. Motorist George Aiazzi, 23, 309 Sunshine Lane, said he never saw the child until she was directly in front of his car. Knocked down, she tried to get up and run away but Aiazzi caught her and made her lie still. He wasn't cited. Following too closely, police said, caused an accident that injured two children at S. Virginia Street and Airport Road at 4: Jo p.m. A 1953 sedan driven by Ber nard Marich, 36, who lives at the El Rancho motel was hit from the rear by a 1953 sedan driven by Joel David Feldman, 20, 3491 University Terrace which was changing lanes. Treated at wa-shoe Medical Center were Ma-rich's two children, Bernard P Marich. 3. who suffered a cut mouth and ePnelope Marich, 4, who received minor head and neck injuries. Police said the impact hurled the two children off the seat of the station wagon. Feldman was cited. H Plea Rejected For Extradition By official court order, Wa shoe county Democratic Assem blyman Don Crawford is a resi dent of Nevada. Washoe county District Judge Gordon W. Rice made the ruling rnday morning in granting a motion by Nada Novakovich, Crawford s attorney. With his ruling, Rice ended a minor skirmish in Crawford's $3,000 suit against the city of Reno and the Sierra Pacific Power Co. The assemblyman claimed he lost that amount of property in the Feb. 5, 1957, Sierra street blast. After Crawford filed the suit the city, through the legal firm of Goldwater, Taber and Hill, filed a demand for security for costs on the claim that Crawford was not a Nevada resident. Crawford promptly asserted that he was, and asked a court ruling, which was granted this morning. A 11 1 r Aunuugn -rawiora was in the court room with three witnesses, including Jeff Spring- meyer, legislative counsel for Nevada, the judge made the rul ing entirely on the basis of pap ers filed in the case, and called for no witnesses. With the judge's decision, Crawford, already the senior assemblyman in the legislature, is now free to pursue his campaign for re-election. A 20-year-old Carson man whose sedan swerved across highway 395 to hit another car headon is the 36th person' ar rested on drunk driving charges in the local area in 41 days. Charlie Joe Wauneka was first charged with reckless driv ing after the two-car crash on Washoe Hill on Monday. His blood-alcohol test later showed a .281 percentage of alcohol. The limit is .150. Arraigned in Reno justice court, Wauneka pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges and was fined $100 and his driver's license was suspended for three months. A 19-year-old girl passenger in Wauneka s car was admitted to Washoe Medical Center for treatment after the accident. TIRE STOLEN Theft of the spare wheel and tire worth $15 from his 1947 sedan has been reported to police by Clifford Collins, 102 Vine St. Liftle Theater Tryouts Slated Edwin Semenza, Reno Little Theator director, has announced that tryouts for "The Match maker", the final Droduetion of the 1957-58 season will be held at the theater building Monday and '1 uesday, April 21 and 22nd at 8 p.m. A large cast is required for this Thornton Wilder comedy, ten men and seven women and anyone with or without acting experience is invited to attend the tryouts. "The Matchmaker' is a farce and is set in New York in the early eighties. It was first produced in Edinburgh in 1954 and was brought to New York in 1954 with the original cast and enjoyed a tremendous success. Russ Byloff, technical director, has invited anyone interested in set building to be at the theater either Monday or Tues- i day evening. Texas requests for the return of a Reno man for trial on a 25-year-old robbery charge were turned down by Gov. Charles H. Russell Thursday. Elzie Tunnell, 50, a presser in a local laundry, was arrested here on a warrant from Texas charging him with robbing $250 from a man in Live Oak, Texas, m 1933. At an extradition hearing Thursday the governor heard evidence that Tunnell was in Texas at the time, and also evi dence that he was in California, In a letter to Gov. Price Dan iel of Texas, Gov. Russell wrote after the hearing that he decid ed not to permit extradition of Tunnell because of the conflicting evidence, and because Tunnell since 1933 has never changed his name and has led an honest and industrious life. Gov. Russell added that ten years ago Mr. and Mrs. Tunnell adopted a child and were inves tigated then. Tunnell has lived m Nevada "off and on" since 1946 and con tmuously since 1952. His attor ney at the governor's hearing was Leslie Gray. Wasnoe coun ty Assistant District Attorney Emile Gezelin presented the case for the state. ' Present at the hearing was Sheriff W. A. Smith, 70, of Live Oak, Texas, who has been sher- 51 f there since 1927. What's in a Name? Airman Asks Change To Suit Paymaster Inability to get paid regularly by the air force is the reason given by a Stead airman who wants to change his name. The request for a change of name, and with a new twist, was made in district court Thursday by Albert Junior Clanton. JUST ONE THING There's nothing much the matter with his name, obviously, except one thing. It seems that on service payrolls it's apt to come out Clanton, Albert jr. That isn't who this Clanton is, and anyone who was ever in the service knows how fussy military payroll keepers can be, even if a man is properly identified. Furthermore, all this isn't just a temporary aggravation in the case of Clanton, since he intends making a career of the air force. PETITION IS FILED So, Clanton went to Attorney Roy Lee Torvinen, a petition was filed and the decision is due next month. The name Clanton wants ? Albert Jon Clanton. Which will come out Albert John etc., no doubt, and well there we'll go again. POLICEMEN HANDLE RASH OF VIOLENCE Reno police dealt with a collapsing marine, a fast-punching Lothario and several other minor complaints involving violence in the last 24 hours. He tried to pick her up in the bar, the bruised lady explained. She told him to drop dead, she said, and he punched her in the eye. She threw her drink at him and the bartender broke it up. The Lothario was jailed on assault and battery charges. The marine, bystanders said, was having trouble with un steady pavement on Virginia street. Every few steps he fell down, blissfully rolled over, got up and kept going. You can't stop the marines, but police lodged him at the jail to pre vent the possibility of him fall ing on a small child. He was very drunk, officers noted. MAN IN TRANCE A man at a local drug store was "holding a conversation with space, moving his lips and gesturing with his hands" when police arrived. They tried to talk to him, but he went into a trance. He was jailed pending a sanity investigation. A tourist told police two air men asked him for money for drinks. He refused, he said, and one held him while the other one slugged him. Both airmen were jailed. Honor Society Will Initiate Her ex-husband is staying with her,' the lady explained, but he's getting troublesome. Police came and he left, meek ly. Her boy friend won t repay the $10 . she loaned him, the lady said. Of course not, he explained, because she won't stop drinking. Police made him give it back. WOMAN BEATEN Her husband beat her up in the Wells Avenue underpass, she said speaking from her hos pital bed. Police found hubby and discovered he's supposed to be in jail for drunkeness but had run from a -work gang with 56 'days left on his sentence. He'll do the 56 days, now. The strange man asleep on Dn the lady's porch, police discovered, was a friend of her husband who came San Francisco and house locked. Phi Kappa Phi, national honor society, will initiate twenty-four University of Nevada faculty members and students next Thursday afternoon, April 24. Dr. James J. Hill, director of libraries, will preside at the ceremony wnicn is scneduied for 4 p. m. in the lounge of the new home economics building. Immediately following the for mal initiation, there will be a reception open to friends and relatives of the initiates. Chosen on the basis of their scholastic records, the initiates include Elizabeth Rob erts of T o n o p a h, Beverly Sharpe of Sparks, Charlotte Stone of Reno, Helen Nolte of Reno, Joseph Crook of Sparks, Suzanne Ernst of Reno, Nora Kellogg of Los Angeles, Oscar Winget of Sparks, Salvador Ruiz of Sparks, Rodney Wiler of Phoenix, Arizona,. Frank Price of Sparks, Gerald Sam- stad of Sparks, Paul Gomez of Reno, Judith Grafton of Reno, Angeline Smith of Las Vegas, Leslie Fry of Reno, Letitia Sawle of Sparks, Charles Baker of Lovelock, Joan Mueller of Reno and LeRoy Wentz of North Las Vegas. Four faculty members are also scheduled to become mem bers of the honor society. They are Dr. James Dickinson, asso ciate professor of English at Las Vegas; Dr. Edwin Jensen, professor of agronomy and range management; Dr. Oliver Smith, resident agronomist for the agricultural experiment station; and Dr. Walter Dye, here from agricultural chemist at the ex-found the periment station. Plans Shaped For Democrat State Conclave Session Slated For Hawthorne May 9 and 10 Keith Mount, chairman of the Mineral county Democratic cen tral committee, said that plans for the state Democratic convention in Hawthorne May 9 and 10 are taking shape and the complete ; program will be re leased next week. Mount', who is general chair man of convention planning, said that housing was somewhat of a proDiem, and tne convention committee had found it necessary to put some delegates in private homes. MALE QUARTERS Quarters for some male dele gates are available in the bachelor officers' quarters at the naval ammunition depot, he said. General convention sessions will be held in the Hawthorne elementary schooi gymnasium, with the first formal meeting set at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10. A breakfast for county chair men, co-chairmen and committee heads also will be held Saturday morning. B. E. O'Malia will host a cocktail party for convention delegates from 6 to 7:30 r.m. Saturday in the El Capitan. Various committees will meet Friday afternoon and Friday right. Mount announced that Mrs. William Casey of Babbitt and Mrs. John Tarrant of Hawthorne are in charge of banquet arrangements. The banquet will Le held May 10 in the Hawthorne civic center. Fred Lytle and Mrs. R. E. Gustafson are responsible for bousing arrangements. Mount was reelected chairman of the Mineral county central committee this week, after his unanimous endorsement by the county convention earlier. The central committee also named J. R. Pyatt, secretary. Col. Olin L. Beall, treasurer, and Mrs. rank Logar, vice chair man. Former Boxing anager Held LAS VEGAS Milton Goldman, 47, also known as Tommy Kilbane, former manager of Reno heavyweight boxer Howard King, was held in jail here today on pandering charges brought after his wife Martha told a sheriff's detective that Goldmsui had forced her into prostitution and lived off the proceeds. Mrs. Goldman, who worked as a cocktail waitress before sh married Goldman in 1955. said her husband sent her to Lovelock early this year to work as a prostitute. The money she earned was sent to Goldman who gambled it away, she contended. Goldman was jailed yesterday on the felony charge which carries a possible two to 20 year prison term, according to the district attorney's office, t In her story to police Mrs. Goldman accused her husband of also having gambled away the money received for bouts in which King engaged in and that upon the complaint of the boxer. Goldman's manager's license was revoked. TIRE STOLEN Theft of the spare wheel and tire worth a total of $20 from his 1958 Volkswagen sedan has been reported to police by Kenneth Zunino, 1015 Forest St. Civil Defense Meet Opened Civil defense officials from .Nevada and other western states are meeting today and to morrow in Santa Rosa, Calif., tor a regional civil defense coun cil conference. A. E. Holgate, survival pro ject manager for Nevada, and Donald D. Anderson, deputy civil defense director for Sparks, Reno and Washoe county are attending the meeting. Mayor Clifford Rishell, of Oakland, is planning, a public relations workshop and discus sion of evacuation techniques. And police also rounded up a casual horse wandering down South Virginia street, returning the equine to his pasture. Bank Robbery Is Confessed LAS VEGAS. F.oI agents today were questioning 24-year-old George Salto who walked into District Attorney George Dickerson's office late yester day and told a receptionist that he had participated in a bank robbery in Glendale, Calif. Salto told county officials, who first questioned him, that he was the driver of the getaway car in the bank robbery which he said occurred last Monday. He implicated a second man who he said had deserted him without funds after they drove to Las Vegas. The young man said he was a former resident of New York and had been in southern Call fornia for six months prior to his reported escapade. JjBI agents said they were checking details of the story and that the suspect would be held without charge pending the outcome of the investigation. CLAIM SELF DEFENSE IN ELKO SLAYING CASE immY have You seen) LUCY BORROWED IT...SHE SAID SHE NEEDED SOME BATTINS PRACTICE.. H-I6 ( I'VE BEHWTTiH6A ELKO, April 18. Defense attorney Keith Williams con tended today that Earl L. Stew ard killed moving van driver Thomas Jessen in self defense Williams made this assertion in opening his case shortly after District Attorney Grant Sawyer rested for the prosecution. FIGHT FOR GUN The defense attorney told the Jury of eight women and four men that Steward, a 39-year-old itinerant truck driver from Baltimore, killed Jessen acci dentally after the 55-year-old driver attacked him with a gun While the men struggled over the gun, Williams said, it dis charged several times. One bul let went out the window. Two others struck Jessen in the fore, head and mouth. He said the killine occurred in the moving van as the men nn... uxuve uver lwnner summit in California. Sawyer has contended Stew ara Killed Jessen "to get his money" between Fernley and Austin in Nevada. Jessen's badly decomposed body was found in the abandoned van near the Nevada-Utah border. The state's final witness, a Fernley cafe operator, said she served Jessen and Stewart in her cafe Sept'. 9 the night Sawyer declares Jessen was murdered. Steward acted as his own at torney yesterday and poured j confusion over the trial by cross-examining the Elko sher iff., Dist. Judge Taylor Wines re peatedly ; admonished Steward to stick to the subject as he conducted the lengthy questioning to the obvious displeasure of Williams, his court-appointed attorney. In the cross-examination of Elko Sheriff J. C. Harris, Steward endeavored to convince the jury that the shooting was in self defense. He also tried to show that it occurred in California and that he should be tried there. "Carson City (site of Nevada's state prison) is backwards," observed Steward at one point. Much of his effort was far afield, however, with such ques tions of the sheriff as: "Do you think it aids a man's health to keep him locked in a steel cage for six months ? "What are the chances of getting some newspapers or a radio iq my cell ? fIow about occasional trips into the yard?" Defense Attorney Williams shook his head and studied law books during Steward's presentation. The attorney later moved for a retrial on the grounds the jury had been permitted to leave the courtroom to inspect a truck similar to one " in which the shooting took place. The mo tion was denied. In the final minutes of the day's session, Dist. Atty. Grant Sawyer drew testimony from a Fernley, Nev., service station operator that he sold gasoline to Jessen on the night of his death. This was designed to contradict Steward's contention that the slaying occurred 50 miles to the west in California. i

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