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Saturday, April 26, 1958
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Eyeming Ga APRIL CANCER Control Month Fight Cancer With A Checkup And a Check WEATHER Mostly Fair Little Temperature Change Minimum 25, Noontime 60 A Newspaper for the Home Information and enjoyment for every member of the family EIGHTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 26 . PHONE FA 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1958 PHONE FA 3-3161 16 PAGES 10 CENTS If" 1 McElroy To M oves Limit Stars Generals Must Unify To Obtain Promotions WASHINGTON, April 26. (AP) Secretary of Defense McElroy has served notice that generals and admirals who don't work for military unity may as well forget about extra stars and choice assignments McElroy ordered yesterday that all future recommendations for promotion of officers to three and four star rank be submitted to him rather than directly to the president. This directive also would apply to recommendations for assignment of officers in those two senior ranks. Family Friend Kills Youth ile on Visit Wh PACOIMA, Calif., April 26. UP) A family friend killed a 13 year-old boy he was holding as hostage last night and critically wounded a policeman who tried to enter the boy's barricaded bedroom. The killer, a paroled convict, was found dead after the brief burst of gunfire. It could not be determined immediately whether ho was shot by the wounded officer or killed himself. The deep attachment between Eugene Fahsholtz, 38, and the boy he killed, Byrd.( Butchie) Attebery, apparently led to the shooting, police said, as Fahs-holt. became upset when he . learned the Attebery family was planning to move to Arkansas. HELPED FIX BIKE Shortly before the shooting he had helped the boy repair a bi cycle he had given him for Christmas, and had tried to get the family to leave Butchie with him when they moved away, police said. The boy's father, Edward Attebery, said Fahsholtz, a close family friend, arrived at the house at C:30 p.m. and spent more than an hour with Butchie, helping him fix the bicycle Attebery's wife, Grace, and their four other children, were asleep. The father said Fahsholtz wnt upstairs after fixing the bicycle and that shortly after ward sounds of furniture being moved could be heard. He a"nd his son went upstairs to investigate and were greeted outside a bedroom door by Fahsholtz with a gun in his hand. Attebery sai'd Fahsholtz forced the boy into the bedroom, barri caded the door and warned th father: THREATENS FATHER - "If you call the police, I'll kill the boy." Attebery called police, however. Officers Myron M. Schwab and Richard H. Stein arrived and started to push into the bed room. Schwab said as the door opened he saw Butchie seated on the bed with Fahsholtz hold ing a pistol against his chest The officer said Fahsholtz fired point blank at the boy, then turned his gun on the policeman. Hit in the neck and hip, Schwab snapped off a shot before he fell. The order, another move aimed at curbing interservice rivalries, is part of President Eisenhower's defense reorgan ization plan. That particular provision, however, didn't re quire congressional approval. Under the new procedure, the joint chiefs of staff must express their views on the assignment or promotion of all officers in the two top ranks. MUST BE OBJECTIVE In addition, when civilian sec retaries of the ,three services submit such recommendations they must include a statement that the officer has demonstrat ed "the capacity for dealing ob jectively, without extreme serv ice partisanship, with matters of the broadest significance to our national security." The new order also says when service secretaries submit rec ommendations for promotions to two or three star rank, it must be shown the officer has served "a successful tour" of duty with a joint, combined or allied command, or on the staff of the de fense secretary. QUEEN HAS COLD LONDON, April 26. UP) Queen Elizabeth II is recovering normally from a heavy cold, it was reported today. She has been advised to remain in bed over the weekend, Buckingham Palace officials said. Hew Pressure On Open Skies Peace Plans Diplomats Ask Another Meet On Resolution UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., April 26. UP) The United States was reported today planning to renew pressure on Rus sia for east-west aerial inspec tions in the Arctic against surprise attacks. Usually reliable diplomatic sources said the U. S. delegation will ask soon possibly today for a security council meeting Tuesday to discuss an inspec tion resolution. Aerial inspection of the Arc tic was part of a western dis armament package offered to the Soviet Union last Summer in the U. N. disarmament com mission. Kussia turned it down and has refused since then to discuss disarmament in the U.N. Renewal of the Arctic open skies offer at this time apparently would be the west's an swer to soviet accusations against the United States last week. Soviet Foreign Minister An drei . Gromyko charged in Mos cow April 18 that Arctic flights toward Russia of U. S. bombers with nuclear weapons were pro vocative and might touch off World War III. A Soviet resolution presented in the security council last Monday asked Washington to stop the flights. American officials denied there was any provocation in its system of practice alerts for bombers and training flights over the Arctic. Both the state department and air force offi cers said the planes are controlled by a foolproof system to prevent approaches too close to Russia. kw? t : ; :; J'; ' ' :fiMiP 4 , ' f .-r-t PLANE CRASH VICTIMS REUNITED "This is heaven," said Mrs. Bruce Davis, as she rubbed noses with her husband when they were reunited in John Day, Ore., after two days, three nights in freezing snows of Aldrich mountain, 30 miles west of John Day. She suffered a broken pelvis, frozen feet and exposure. He suffered frostbite and two broken ribs. Bruce, pilot of the plane which crashed Monday, walked out from the crash scene to get help for his injured wife, Betty. Both are from Fresno, Calif. EXPERTS AT PUZZLE OF AIRLINE CRASH LAS VEGAS, April 26. UP) Bits of twisted wreckage a junk man wouldn't own ... flight plan copies of the two planes , . and experience. That's the combiantion that experts are using in an attempt to unraVel this puzzle: Why .did an air force F100F jet and a United Airlines plane -f AC NO TWO FOR ONE EDMONTON, Alta., April 26. UP) The city council has ducked the idea of a statute to prevent two small automobiles squeezing into a single parking meter area "sufficiently large to accommodate one American- type car." Mayor William Haw-relak said if two cars can be parked in a single space it would be a mistake to pass laws in effect reducing parking facilities. There's still one gimmick: Solicitor Alan MacDonald said if a meter violation flag shows, both parked cars will get a ticket. They can flip a coin to see who pays, the mayor suggested Moon-Dye Plan Is Criticized WASHINGTON, April 26. UP) Two U. S. Scientists have indi cated they don't think much of a proposal to try to score propaganda, point' by hitting the moon with a dye-tipped rocket, Drs. Lee A. DuBridge and H. W. Pickering of the California Institute of Technology, told the house space committee yester day it would take a 200-incn telescooe . to see a one mile square dye plot on the moon DuBridge, president of Cal- tech, said enough dye to color 10 square miles of the moon surface might weigh a few tons With dust believed by some to be abundant on the moon, Pick ering said, a dye shot might dis appear into the dust. "And if the thing hit the back side of the moon we would never know about it," DuBridge said. REUNION Admitted former Communist William Heikkila, 52, is embraced by his wife, Phyllis, 38, on his arrival in San Francisco from Finland where he had been deported a week earlier. He was ordered returned to the U. S. after his "Gestapo" deportation aroused, a storm of unfavorable publicity. British Asked To Stop Tests INDEX SECTION ONE, Pages 1-8: Amusements 6, 7 Ann Landers 5 Crossword Puzzle 4 Editorial 4 House of the Week 2 Jacoby on Bridge 2 Women's News 5 SECTION TWO, Pages 9-16: Classified 12, 13, 14 Comics 15 Local, Regional News . . 9 Sports lo Television H TOKYO, April 26. UP) Japan today. made another of its re quests that the world's nuclear powers stop tests. This request went to Britain, which an nounced yesterday an H-bomb test soon in the South Pacific Like the earlier requests, it Was expected to be politely ig nored. Britain warned shipping out of a 38,000-square-mile ,area around Christmas Island from today until further notice. The British have tested nuclear weapons there before. . A foreign office note handed to British Minister William Harpham asked that the tests be suspended and reserved the right to ask compensation for any test damages to Japanese. The foreign office also said Russia failed to give assurance it would halt its nuclear tests 14 Nations To See A Test WASHINGTON, April 26. UP) This Summer's U. S. hydrogen bomb test blast in the Pacific will be witnessed by foreign sci entists who for the first time will receive important data on progress in reducing radioactive fallout. The government announced yesterday that 14 nations were being" invited to send one scien tist each to watch the demon stration at EmVetok. The same countries also, were invited to send one news representative apiece. Railroad Ends New York Run BALTIMORE, April 26 UP) Today is the last full day of pas senger . service between Wash ington and New York for the nation's oldest railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio. The B & O which began run ing trains to New York 72 years ago, obtained permission to abandon the service which it said ran up a five million dollar deficit yearly. At 4:23 p.m. (EST) today, the Royal Blue Express will pull into Baltimore for the last time. The last passenger run on the Washington-New York will ar rive here at 5:47 a.m. Sunday. BEAT AMENDMENT Votes of both Nevada sena tors, George W. Malone (R) and Alan Bible (D), helped defeat an amendment to an employe pension and welfare bill to re quire the election of union of ficers by secret ballot, the Asso ciated Press renorted from indefinitely in answering a Jap-Washington. The amendment anese appeal. Jiost 53 to 37 on.a roll calL Searchers Find Three Year Old ROCKLEDGE, Fla., April 26 UP) Three - year - old Judy Peterson was found today, mos quito-bitten but otherwise un harmed, after 12 hours of wan dering lost through woods surrounding this east coast community. A posse of 1000 men had. searched for the child through the warm night, aided by fourj light airplanes. j Judy was standing in a pal metto thicket only about 300 yards from her home when searchers from Patrick Airj Force base found her. collide high over the Nevada desert last Monday? Pieces of the wings of the 'two planes are being assembledjat nearby Nellis Air Force base to verify the angle at which the jet and the DC7 came together. The civil aeronautics board and the Nellis AFB aircraft acci dent board are conducting sinv ultaneous probes of the crash that killed 49 persons. "It looks like the pilot of the F100F was trying to avoid the collision," said Lt. Col. William Lewis, who yesterday duplicat ed the jet fighter s death flight. "Judging from the angle of collision it looks like the jet was trying to bank away from the airliner. ROUTINE FLIGHT The F100F was f lying a rou tine penetration hop letting down from about 28,000 feet by radar with a student under a hood in the back seat and an instructor without a hood in front. "From the position of the safety pilot (front seat) I (.duld see down 28,000 feet," said Lewis. "I could see the entire penetration without any obstruction at all. "Then I went down the air way at 21,000 feet on the same track as the United airliner. . . . I could see the base from 19 miles away. I could see the entire pattern." Lewis said the sun an -im portant factor at high altitude was not a handicap to either plane. EASY TO MISS "But you can miss a plane real easy, said Lewis, working with the air force board in an ad visory capacity. "To see it (the airliner) you'd have to be looking at that cer tain spot in the sky at that particular moment. 'The plane would appear like a pinpoint. At a closing speed of more than 700 m.p.h., it would take just a few seconds for the pinpoint to become an airplane." President of the accident in vestigation board is Lt. Col. Harvey Davis, wing operations officer at Nellis. The 12-man board is composed of teams to investigate specific factors power plant, structure, air traf-fice, operations and medical aspects. The men assigned to the teams are technical experts. Each is an authority in the field in which he is investigating. Meanwhile, an investigating officer assigned to Nellis from Randolph AFB, San Antonio. Tex., is checking reports that tour jets nearly collided with a Trans World Airlines transport a lew hours after the Monday morning collision. This was the third such inci dent. Earlier, pilots of the two other airlines American and Continental reported near misses with air force jets in the same airway near the gambling esort of Las Vegas. $590,999,93! Is New Value For Nevada Tax Commission Releases Figures On Assessments Total assessed valuation of Nevada is $590,999,931, according to a report made to the Nevada Tax Commission. That total is approximately $j.o,ouu,uuu apove last years total state assessed valuation, despite drops shown in the assessed valuations in six counties. Increased values in Washoe and Clark more than made up for the declines. The drops came in counties hardest hit by recent mining slumps, including Lyon, Lincoln, White Pine, Pershing and Humbolt. Curtailment of activities at the ammunition depot was reflected in lower values for Mineral county. WASHOE COUNTY Washoe county's valuation jumped approximately $12,000,-000, from $131,600,000 last year to $143,183,000 this year. Clark's increase also was in the $12,- 000,000 neighborhood, up from $224,361,639 to $236,591,126. The assessed valuation in Lyon county showed a sharp, $5 million drop from $24,851,836 to $19,317,433. The decline in Lin coln was $250,000 from $11,250, 000 to 11 million flat, and the White Pine slump was $3 mil lion, from" $30,000,000 to $27, 000,000. .. PERSHING DROPS Pershing's drop was approxl mately $2,600,000 from $19, 000,000 to $16,373,565. Hum boldt's decline was less than million, from $22,066,895 to $21, 279,324, and Mineral's was from $7,078,964 to $6,731,264. Combined tax' rates for the various cities are as ioiiows Fallon, $5; Las Vegas, $4.46 Henderson and North Las Ve gas, $5; Gardnerville, $3.01 and Minden, $2.96; Elko, $4.91 Wells, $4.56; Carlin, $4.60 Goldfield, $4.23; Eureka, $3.42 Winnemucca, $5; Battle Moun tain and Austin, both $5; Pioche, $4.74; Caliente, $5 and Panaca $4.83; Yerington, $d; Haw. thorne, Luning and Mina, all $5 Tonopah and Gabbs, $5; Carson $5; Lovelock, $5; Gold Hill and Virginia City, both $5; Ely and East Ely, both $5; McGill, $4.bU. 'Let Them Come Forth Says Clark Commissioner Tax Commissioner William Deutsch of Las Vegaa has challenged critics of state gaming control to come forward with evidence of official wrongdoing. Deutsch, addressing his colleagues on the commission during a regular meeting Friday, noted that political writers and others have drawn implicationsof improper conduct from large fees sought by attorneys in connection with the Stardust hotel gambling license application of 1955. Attorneys George Vargas and William Sanford, both of Reno, asked the bankruptcy court to approve a $150,000 fee. They told the court that they had a difficult time getting ther Ti NAUTILUS SAILS GROTON, Conn., April 26. UP) .l iautilus, world's first atomic powered submarine, was at sea today on its second cruise to the Pacific Ocean since last May. Five Dead As Home Burns ERIE, Pa., April 26. UP) Five young children perished late last nieht in a fire that swept a crowded two-story frame home in Erie's east end section. Two other youngsters were burned, one critically, Fourteen children under 15 vears. the members of four Negro families, were sleeping when the blaze broke out short ly before midnight. The survivors were dragged out of the inferno by neighbors, some of whom formed a human chain, entered the building and passed out the children hand- to-hand. Edward " Knight, a neighbor who turned in the first alarm, said: "I could hear them scream ing in tnere. ine cniiaren were in a back bedroom. But they wouldn't have known which way to go anyway. It was bad, real bad." STARTED BY HEATER Det. Sgt. Che.ster Wizikow- ski said the fire apparently was started by an overheated kerosene heater in a first-floor bedroom. The flames were brought under control within an hour. Wizikowski said the home, at 332 E. 15th St. not far from downtown Erie, was occupied by Mrs. Anna Williams, her four daughters and their chil dren. license for the Las Vegas strip hotel before promoter Tony Cornero Stralla died and the venture collapsed. NOT LICENSED Cornero himself was never li censed but a group that was to pay him and other landlords an unheard of $500,000 a month rental was. That action was taken by the tax commission be fore the gaming control board was formed. Gov. Charles H. Russell's po litical opponents have empha sized that he was chairman of the tax commission at the time the Stardust group was licensed and that Sanford was his chief fund raiser and strategist in the bitter 1954 election campaign. If anyone has any informa tion of wrongdoing, let him come forth : with it," declared Deutsch, a Republican, like the governor. "Otherwise let the matter rest." PRIME INDUSTRY "We are tinkering with the state's prime industry," he add ed. "We must either make it go along the high plane we are try ing to make it go on or it won't go at all." "And if that happens, and we deprive ourselves of the gambling industry, we'll set Nevada back several decades," he continued. Deutsch said everyone has the right to public expression, but such expression should be bound by a realization of the importance to the state of the gaming enterprises. Gambling, he said, is far too important economically to be jeopardized by "reckless innu endo." NEW OWNERS The Stardust has been pur chased by Mrs. John Factor and plans for its opening now are well advanced. The present owners were not connected with the original promoters. An ap plication for a license to operate the games is pending before the gaming control board, with the Desert Inn group as the pro posed casino lessees. Clark Gamblers Won't Oppose Ruling on Cuba A survey of Las Vegas gamblers who have interests in Cuban casinos unearthed indications they will give up their foreign entanglements without a squabble. A spokesman for one of the gamblers with dual interests said he believed the edict would Little Rock Troops Leave LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 26. UP) The Arkansas military district, which withdrew troops from Central high school Thurs day for the first time since it was ? integrated last Sept. 25, said today there might be further test withdrawals. Spokesmen said the , with drawals are part of a plan to restore the school to normalcy as soon as possible. There were no reported inci dents while the troops were ab sent from the 2,000 pupil school where eight of nine Negroes who entered last Fall are still attending classes. Federal troops have been at the school since rioting broke out last fall when Negroes tried to enroll. HAVANA, Cuba, April 26. UP) -Cuban businessmen plan a big advertising campaign next month to bring the American tourist back to Cuba. The tourist trade and other businesses hit rock bottom during a month long upsurge in the rebel war against the government. The drive will bo aimed at destroying what the businessmen called the bad impression created abroad. They plan to televise to the United States night club shows and other tourist attractions. President Fulgencio Batista has promised full coop- eration with the plan. . SWEET DREAMS LOS ANGELES, April 26. UP) William F. Spicer, 26, was sen tenced to 10 to 40 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to burglarizing churches and a warehouse. His expla- h?a Kentucky Has Plenty of Time LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26 UP) Kentucky will have four time standards tomorrow: cen tral daylight, central standard, eastern standard and backwards standard. The latter is the innovation of music studio operator Jerry Dig-gins. It's his tongue-in-cheek answer to the number of time standards in the state. The clock, hanging in front of studio, runs counterclock be complied with speedily since "they haven't been doing too well there anyway." The state tax commission Friday adopted a regulation which prohibits Nevada gaming licensees from holding an interest in any out-of-state gambling operation, with the exception of the legal draw poker games of Gardena, Calif. Regulations of the commission have for years banned the state's gamblers from activity in areas where gaming is illegal. CONFLICT OF INTEREST The tax commission agreed with the state gaming control board report which found, that participation by Nevada licensees in the Cuban casinos represented a "grave conflict of interest" that would endanger Nevada's legal industry. The danger arises from adverse publicity about Nevada gamblers associating in the Cuban enterprises with notorious hoodlums. The report noted also the possibility of an international incident was increasing because gambling had become an issue between the island government and the revolutionists led "by Fidel Castro. Wilbur Clark of the Desert Inn, who is interested in the Cuban field with three of his partners, refused comment, but there have been earlier indications that Clark and his associates would comply. Indications that the Desert Inn group would leave Cuba came even before the Friday regulation. nation: "l don't always need wise and has the numhera naint. uie money. o.nese Durgianes ed in that order. Butit's accu-ease my tensions. I sleep like rate, even if confusing. Dietrins a DaDy atterward. ' says Man-Wife Crash Kills Husband POUND RIDGE, N. Y., April 26. UP) A husband and wife driving separate cars in opposite directions on route 137 smashed headon early today. The husband was. killed, the wife seri ously injured. Police said they had been un able to question the wife to ascertain how the collision came about. Officers said both cars were badly damaged, indicating a high rate of speed. The victims were identified as Edward Perry, 42, of nearby Stamford, Conn., and his wife, Dorothy, 37.

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