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Thursday, July 3, 1958
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Gain Is Shovn In Employment Working Force in Reno Up 1300 From April Is Report May nonagricultural employ ment in the Reno area was 26,-900, a gain of 1300 from April, and an increase of 700 over last year, according to a report given to Governor Russell today by Harry A. Depaoli, executive director of the Nevada Employment Security Department. The gain from a year ago in Reno is in direct contrast to the totals for the state, where 1958 employment continued well below 1957 levels. Mining and manufacturing employment was 1,700 in May, showing no change from last month or from last year. Also remaining stable at April levels, were railroads with current employment at 900, and public utilities have increased by 100. With the Summer building season well under way, construction employment hit a total of 2500 in May for a gain of 100 from April and 200 from May of 1957. The seasonal industries of trade and service showed the effects of the opening of the full tourist travel period. Trade employment increased by 300 from April to hit a total of 6700, hotels and the amusement and recreation industries each added! 200 workers in the past month to total 1300 and 3600 respectively in May. These groups showed gains of 100, 200 and 100 respectively from the 1957 levels. Transportation other than railroads employed 1000 workers during the past month to record an increase of 100 from April and hitting the level or a year ago. The finance, insurance and real estate group now currently employing 1200 workers in the area was up by 100 over both last month and last year. In the governmental group, Federal agencies employed 1400 workers in May, and state and local agencies had 2900., Each total is now 100 higher than in April, 1958 and also than in May of 1957. Miscellaneous services increased employment from 2400 in April to 2500 in May, but remained at the 1957 level. The Reno area's almost complete independence from the mining industry was a major factor in maintaining employment levels. Further gains are to be expected during the high employment months of the com ing Summer. It Nevada's Greatesf Newspaper PHONE FA 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1958 PAGE TWENTY ANDERSON CAMPAIGN MANAGER IS NAMED r ormal announcement was made today that Joseph F. Mc Donald, jr., former Las Vegas and Washington, D. C, lawyer, and journalism graduate of the University of Nevada, would be the campaign manager for Dr. Fred Anderson, Democratic candidate for. the U. S. Senate. McDonald is a Reno native and a 1941 graduate of the University of Nevada. He practiced law in Las Vegas for three years, beginning in 1953, and in 1956, he went to Washington as an employe of the senate insular and interior affairs committee. He resigned this job to take over direction of the Anderson campaign. He has been working for the Reno candidate for several months. McDonald said that a campaign advisory committee, with members from each of the state's 17 counties has been formed. The campaign itself will in clude intensive presentation of Dr. Anderson's views on national and state issues through various media, including newspaper advertising;. Also planned, McDonald said, are personal visits to voters in every section of the state. Commendation Is Received Air Guards Protective Job At Boise . Fire Draws Praise in Sacramento Youth Sought As Clark Slaying Suspect Nevada Air National Guard air policemen have been praised by Boise, Ida., police for aiding in traffic and crowd control dur ing a deparement store fire downtown Boise on June 18. Comendation for the guards men's efforts was expressed by Boise police chief Francis T. Demarest in a letter to Brig. Gen. Rollin Moore, commander of the 144th fighter wing, parent organization of the Nevada 152nd fighter group. The action took place while the local ANG was in , annual Summer encampment at Gowen air base near Boise. Chief Demarest, noting that Boise police were unable to cope with crowds and heavy tratfic during a fire which destroyed the huge Mode department store, expressed gratitude for air police patrolmen who quick ly set up firelines and rerouted late evening traffic. Demarest said a call for help was answered within minutes by air police detachment headed by Lt. Robert Ryan of Reno. Ryan a patrolman on tne Keno ponce force, comands the Nevada ANG air police as provost marshal. Crowds of spectators pouring from an evening baseball game and 'from a nearby circus grounds were moved back from the fire scene, Demarest added allowing firemen to keep the blaze from spreading throughout a business block. T take this means," Chief De marest wrote to Gen. Moore, "of extending to you, Lieutenant Ryan and his men my personal commendation. . LAS VEGAS. UP) Police are seeking a Sacramento youth in the slaying of a Las Vegas used car salesman. Detectives said yesterday they want Terry R. Yarrington, 21, of 2957 34th St.. Sacramento, for questioning in the death of Al bert Boling, 45, whose body was found Tuesday on the main high way 4.0 miles north of here. He had been shot twice in the back with a deer rifle and his wallet was gone. Investigators said a car found abandoned in Las Vegas with two bullet holes and blood in the front seat was stolen over the weekend from an apartment house where Yarrington lived. The death weapon, found near Boling' s body, was stolen from a motel where Yarrington spent the night before the slaying, they added. Officers said Yarrington told his brother, Halsey, in Sacramento, he had stolen the car and planned to go to Mexico or Canada. A warrant charging Yarrington with grand theft auto was issued in Sacramento. Police there said he also took some money and the automobile title from the car owner, whose son he knew. Boling is believed to have been killed and robbed by a motorist who gave him a lift as he hitch hiked to Las Vegas after his car broke down. Oldest Living Renoite Sought in Unique Contest An oil painting by Dorlon A. Peckham now being shown in Armanko's window depicts how Virginia street appeared to residents of 1869. At the time, Myron C. Lake was collecting tolls at 25 cents per wagon ana live cents per pedestrian to cross the Truckee river on his bridge. Also shown in the painting is the Central Pacific railroad, almost one year old, with its new depot and platform extending across Virginia street which was later removed to make way by the growing town. 'In connection with the window display a $25 government savings bond will be given to the oldest living resident of Reno at the present time. The bond has been donated by Security National Bank of Reno. To enter the contest an entry blank may be obtained at Armanko's. The contest will close the night of July 11. Brown Files For Sheriff Marvin O. Brown, Reno real estate man, has filed as Democratic candidate for the post of Washoe county sheriff. The new filing insured a pri5 mary race for the sheriff's office. Another Democrat, Rudy Hoganson, filed a few days ago. Brown was born in Washoe county and has lived in Washoe county for about 40 years. He was educated in Reno schools, During the second world war, the new candidate was a deputy sheriff in Richmond, Calif., and worked there in the identifica tion department of a shipyard personnel office. He also work ed in government security opera tions during the war. Brown said his campaign will be based on consideration for the rights and welfare of indi viduals, with special emphasis on attention to young people in the county. He is the owner and operator of Brownie's Real ty Co. at 318 Mill St. $7 Million Hotel Stardust Opened on Las Vegas Strip 3y BOB THOMAS LAS VEGAS, July 3. UP) The t - investment in this land of cactus and crap tables a seven million-dollar tourist attraction called the Hotel .Stardust opened last night with a Holly wood and Parisian whoopla. Searchlights and stars like Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Marie McDonald and Polly Bergen hailed the opening of the Strip's newest luxury notei. it was once the dream of Tony Cornero Stralla, who operated gambling ships off the California coast in the 1930s until beached by the then Atty.Gen. Earl Warren. Stralla died at a crap table here three years ago while trying for 10 the hard way. His mammoth development wasted until 2900 investors were cor-raled to put up the finishing money. The hotel's 1065 rooms far exceed the capacity of other hotels on the town's Strip. For an opener, the Stardust imported the celebrated Lido show from Paris. Never in Las Vegas history were so many showgirls covered by so little Also adding to the spice were the clothed but talended Bluebell Girls from England. The Stardust show offered just about everything possible from a swimming pool below the stage to an ice rink above it and bare-busted belles descending from overhead. "This is the end," exclaimed the well traveled Hope, and most of the first nighters agreed. Six Automobiles Wrecked In Rear End Crashes Here Rear end collisions smashed six automobiles in Reno on Wednesday and three motorists were cited by police for following too closely. The first crash occurred at 7:50 a.m., police said, when a 1958 model truck driven by Frank M. Stauts hit the back end of a 1953 model truck driven by Earl W. Jones, 37, of Golden, Colo. It happened on Booth St., rear Idlewild drive and Stauts, 45, 1920 California Ave., was Cited. It happened again at 5:03 p.m. on E. Second St. at Wells Ave., police noted, when a 1956 sedan driven by Ray Clifford McNeil hit the back of a 1953 sedan driven by 59-year-old James Henry Berry, 1639 Prater Way, Sparks. Berry had stopped in traffic. McNeil, 22, 1566 Mill St., was cited in that one. And at ,5:12 p.m. it happened ence more, Police found Stanley A. Nichols' 1950 sedan jammed against the rear of a 1956 station wagon owned by Richard A. Bilman, 23, of Provo, Utah, at the intersection of S. Virginia and LaRue streets. Nichols, 25, of 1101 Foothill road, Reno, was cited. Retired Artist Succumbs Here Ernest A. Reels ,a retired commercial artist and a resident of Reno-for the past four years, died in Reno Thursday morning. Mr. Reels wras a native of Kansas, born there March 23 1896. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Reels is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Reels of Reno; two sons. William E. Reels of Reno and Lou Waltz of San Francisco, Calif., and a daugh ter. Mrs. Zena Reels Ervin of Van Nuys, Calif. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the veterans plot in Mountain View cemetery with Ross-Burke Co. in charge of arrangements Switchmen Win In Union Vote Switchmen's Union of North America has won the right to continue to represent switchmen on the ' Southern Pacific railroad, the union's local chairman announces here. The union defeated the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in balloting July 1 by 1357 votes in a representation election. Chairman Blaine Jensen said the union won 2587 votes to the brotherhood's 1230. The election applies only to the South ern Pacific system. I , 4, ' . , : ' v I , X - f A. - . f l.- . i t 7 i v I , ' V ir t: , ?" i - -' SPANNING 40 YEARS, E. R. "Tiny" Greenslet looks at the latest in conservation practices by te bureau of land management and recalls the policy of disposal of government lands which held sway when he went to work for the geological survey in 1918. This crested wheat grass replaces a burned over area north of Reno. Greenslet retired Friday. E. R. Greenslet Retires; Looks Back on Forty Year Career in Federal Service Recollections of a long career in government service and a host of friends are left to Edmund R. Tiny" Greenslet today, almost 40 years after he joined the federal government. Greenslet, who will be 69 years old in September, has been state supervisor for the bureau of land management in Nevada since 1954. His last official day on the job was Friday. The federal officials career of four' decades began and ended in the department of the interior. He was appointed to a post with the geological survey in 1918 where he performed land classi fication work. Land and the range has been his field since. OFF WORK ONCE As the graying, cigar-smoking land expert recalls, he was off work once ... in 192o he took ten days off to have his tonsils out. And he's missed a few days here and there for colds. He also remembers a citation for distinguished service given him in 1956 by then Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay, for outstanding service in gov ernment covering more than 37 years in the field of range con servation and management.' In 1936 Greenslet was one of seven persons transferred from the geological survey to form the new grazing service which was to control the public range through the Taylor grazing act. He was one of the early leaders to apply the science of range surveys and inventory methods to the west. LED CCC CAMPS He coordinated the range de velopment activities of 100 Ci vilian Conservation Corps camps located in grazing district areas. In 1943 Greenslet became act ing chief of the interior department's range management branch and in 1944 became re gional grazier in New Mexico, Wyoming and Nevada - Cali fornia. According to McKay, Greens let more than anyone else in the bureau of land management was instrumental in bringing together livestock and wildlife inter ests. oreensiet Decame supervisor here in 1954. In 1956 he won the interior department's highest award, the distinguished service award. Now that work has passed, Tiny" Greenslet intends to go back east for the Winter, leav ing his Reno home to visit nu merous friends in the eastern part of the country. And he plans later a little work on sev eral acres of land he owns in southwest Reno. And in about a year, when other projects are complete, the land expert is going to put his knowledge to work as a land consultant. WATCHED GROWTH He has watched the Nevada land office grow, doubling since 1954 and with over 100 employes now. Greenslet has seen the in terest in desert lands grow from nothing to the large scale pro duction it is now with various cept Texas and Washington. tracts, Pittman act acquisitions and desert homesteads. And he has seen the theory of dust mulch land care blown away and create the dust bowl of eastern Colorado, northern Texas and Oklahoma. He has served in every state west of the .Missouri river, ex cept Texas and Washing. Now home will be Reno with his wife, Abbie. Under oreenslets management the largest land exchange in history was undertaken in Nevada, the historic trade of 75,-000 acres of government land for 110,000 acres of private land offered by Curtiss-Wright. Nevada's only successful oil strike took place while Green slet was managing the local of fice, the Kauroad valley one- well booomer. . But over the years he has seen the government's policy on public lands grow from one of dis posal to one of conservation. The government is still disposing of land but it must be classified first and adaptability must be proven. The Greenslet BLM empire in Nevada was 57 million acres of land in Taylor grazing districts and three million acres in lease lands. And the navy attempt to ap propriate nearly three million acres in northern Nevada took place while Greenslet was in charge. Following hearings and other evidence the navy settled for 700,000 acres. REVIEWS BATTLES Reviewing the navy and other land acquisitions and battles over the years. Greenslet savs administering laws is one of the most difficult jobs he encoun tered in his career "trying to control people in such a way that they feel you have been genuine ly fair . . . and still consider you a decent sort of person." Life hasn't been dull, the land supervisor adds, thinking of the bribery attempts from the $5 offers to the big ones. "It's fun ny how people think money can solve their land problems," he declares. For example the fellow who told Greenslet "I'll bet you $500 this land application doesn't pass." This after Greenslet was out looking over a land area and had been shown three corners of a 640 acre stock grazing appli cation. Greenslet asked to see the fourth corner. It was up a draw and m the draw was a pit . with a six foot vein of qual ity lignite coal. Instead of the bet, Greenslet scratched 40 acres from the ap plication . . . the coal corner, and told the applicant to file for a coal lease. Another concerns a fellow who wasn't familar with U.S. land laws but who thought money would solve everything. He was to hold some land to get graz ing rights on other. Rather than work this out he invited to Greenslet to visit his truck out front of the office . . . where the sheep man reviewed his troubles. Then he reached in the pocket of his bib overalls pulled out a healthy roll of bills and handed them to Greenslet saying "you fix up my troubles." Greenslot did. He told the shep man to take the roll and. buy base property so he could get grazing rights under the law. Field Review Scheduled for oil Districts Group Leaders Of Two States Set Reno Meet Field day and joint meeting of the California Soil Conservation Commission and the Nevada Soil Conservation Committee is scheduled for Tuesday and Wed nesday, July 8 and 9. Plans for the Nevada portion of the field review, which will include work in the North Truckee soil conservation dis trict and watershed protection work sponsored by the City of Reno, were announced today by Graham Hollister, Nevada SCC chairman, and Pete Baker, North Truckee district chair man. TRIP TO RANCH The Tuesday morning sched ule calls for leaving the Hotel Mapes at 8:15 o'clock to travel to the Bella Vista ranch, where a review of conservation and de velopment work will be con ducted by Howard Hamilton, ranch manager. At 10 o'clock the group trav els to the Peavine mountain wa tershed for a review of the work plan by Duane Collins and Bruce Krater of the soil conservation service and Joe Mastroianm, Reno city councilman. At 11 o'clock the group leaves for the Honey Lake soil con servation district and the Cali fornia pertion of the review. WORK REVIEW Following lunch Dave Strath earn or tne iioney L,ake S(JD will review work in his district In the evening the joint session of the California and Nevada state groups will be held at Susanville. Wednesday morning, the commission and committee continue meeting and a meeting of the northern area of the Cali fornia Association of Soil Con servation Districts also wall be held. According to George Hard man, secretary of the Nevada committee, items scheduled for consideration by his organiza tion include: State prison facilities which mignt De available tor repair and maintenance of district equipment; cooperative ar rangements between soil conservation and fire control districts; need for additional re sources for state coTimittee use in assisting distr ts; need for state participation in soil sur veys; needed amendments to state law, and the state commit tee meeting schedule. Taking part in the Tuesday field review work here will be representatives of a wide varie ty of organizations, mainly agri cultural, political. Drunk Driver Goes to Jail Pleading guilty to drunk driving earned a 27-year-old Reno man ten days in jail Wed nesday afternoon and sparKs woman nas pleaded in nocent to a like charge filed here by Reno police. Sentenced to ten days in jail plus a total of $165 in fines Wednesday afternoon was George Robert Jones, 4605 N, Virginia St., who pleaded guilty m Reno justice court. Jones was arrested June 27 on high way 395 south of Reno by sher iff's deputies. His blood-alco hol test indicated a .250 per centage of alcohol, deputies noted. Released on $25ybail Thurs day morning was Sparks house wife Mrs. Evelyn M. Hammond, 40, 2190 Prater Way. She was arrested at 4:40 a. m. Thursday, police said, after her car missed a turn from Liberty street and slammed into a parked car owned by George B. Keller, 320 Holfomb Ave. Keller's car, parked in front of his house, was knocked 12 feet by the im pact. Mrs. Hammond was treated at Washoe Medical Center for a cut nose. Her husband Samuel P. Hammond, a passenger in the car, was treated for face cuts Mrs. Hammond submitted to a blood-alcohol test, police added. FILES FOR POST j. f. iiarriman nas tued as a candidate for re-election to his post as constable of Bald Moun tain township (Vya). The can didate, who filed his declaration of candidacy with Washoe coun ty clerk Harry K. Brown Thurs day morning, is a Democrat. . IF THATJdD ONiy KNEW ROW SILLY" HE L00K5 SITTING . THERE WITH THAT BLAira:. r 7-3 Robbery, B A earing rrests p eaos to Policemen Are Still Studying Stories Told by Two Victims .Two men and two women have been arrested by Reno police in connection with the robbery and beating of another couple in a Hubbard Way home early Tuesday. And that isn't the half of it. Police are still examining the stories of the victims, a man and woman whose names were withheld. The couple told police they are living in Reno while awaiting trial in San Francisco on charges of prostitution and pandering. They're out on bail, the man said. SAW OLD FRIEND? Monday, he explained, he saw some old friends in a "downtown casino. It was apparently a casual meeting. He and his woman friend returned to their rented home on Hubbard Way shortly after midnight, the man told police. Waiting inside the house were the four acquaintances, two men, two women. The victims were tied to chairs. The man was beaten. He said the four acquaintances took a fur cape and other items worth a total of $1500 and left. He furnished -police with descriptions of the four but wanted to keep things quiet because "I'm afraid for my life." FOUR ARRESTED The four were arrested early Tuesday. Charged with armed robbery and being ex-convicts in possession of firearms are Gerald A. Nolan, 31, and Virgil M. Barker, 29, who were arrested at First and Lake streets at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday. Charged with armed robbery are Mary Lou Nolan, 25, and Helen Constance Duprey, 52, who were arrested in a Sparks motel shortly after 2 a.m., Tuesday. All four were arraigned in Reno justice court Thursday morning. Bail has been set at $200 for each of the four pending trial at 10:30 a.m. on July 21. Police added that the man victim, sporting a black eye, was returned to San Francisco on Wednesday by a bay area bail bondsman-who revoked the man's bond. ' - HEAVY HAND OF LAW; TO HANG OVER DRIVERS The heavy hand of the law will actually hang over the heads of traffic violators on Isevada highways over the July 4th holiday as highway patrolmen seek to reoeat the state's Memorial Day weekend record of no traf fic fatalities. Highway patrol superintendent Robert Clark said today aux iliary patrolmen in light air planes will again be used to spot speeders and reckless drivers in a repeat performance of the highly successful aerial program used here over Memorial Day. MORE PLANES There'll be more airplanes on the job this time. Two aircraft will patrol highway 40. Two more planes are scheduled to patrol southern Nevada highways. And the aerial traffic cops will also repeat their Memorial Day patrols over highways 395 and 50. It's done by an air-to-ground radio system. The unwary motorist is spotted by the pilot and his car's description and direction is radioed to patrol cars. Patrol cars are spotted near the scene with the aid of huge black circles painted on the roofs! ' More than 100 motorists were nabbed in the Memorial Day campaign. Most were issued warnings. A few were "cited for reckless driving. 24 HOUR JOB Planning the accelerated July 4th patrols, Superintendent Clark said highway patrol headquarters in Carson will work a 24-hour schedule. The aerial patrols were a. big factor, Clark noted, in this state's record of no traffic deaths over Memorial Day Coupled ' with extra motor patrols and electronic clocking, Clark hopes to maintain the record in the state over the coming four-day weekend. Ask Conditional Pardon For Kidnap Convict, 16 i Conditional pardon is sought for 16-year-old James C. Stan-irz, who was convicted of kidnaping in Churchill county Li June, through a hearing July 16 before the state board of pardons. Petition of some 400 Churchill county residents declaring the verdict a gross miscarriage of justice asks Gov. Charles H. Russell as chairman of the board for executive clemency. A conditional pardon would place young Stanitz, who was sentenced to life imprisonment here, under the authority of the Illinois Youth Commission. The youth's older brother, Nick Stanitz, has been leading the campaign to keep his brother from serving the life sentence and the Reno law firm of Springer and McKissick has volunteered to present the case to the parole board. With the commutation application are 32 letters of reference from doctors, lawyers and school and church officials from the youth's Chicago neighborhood. Included is a letter from Stanitz' church bishop offering to take him for the Summer months and supervise his activities. The youth was convicted of the first degree kidnaping of a Churchill county deputy sheriff and a police matron in February. A man and a woman companion both pleaded guilty and were sentenced to life in prison while a 17-year-old girl participant was remanded to youth authorities. : Fourth of July Holiday Fire Warning Is Issued As the Nevada division of for estry reassembled itself Thurs day morning after its 20th fire of the year, the forest service chimed in with a Fourth of July warning. Ine torests are closed to fireworks, the brushland is closed to fireworks and local laws make virtually everywhere closed area as far as the Fourth festivities are concerned. As the forest service explains it, "go ahead and have a good time on your camping or picnic trip, but let us have a good time. We don't want to fight forest fires over the holidays." Nevada foresters fought a three-acre fire Wednesday night on the slopes of Peavine mountain at the end of Peavine road. Battling the grass and brush blaze were five pumpers from the state forestry organization and the Reno fire department. Crews had the fire whipped into shape in less than an hour, but division forestry crews were still mopping up at a late hour. The area was checked for hot spots Thursday morning. Closing the forest to fireworks was done officially last month by the regional forester in Salt Lake City, Utah. He reminded in a later action that throwing or placing burning items, like cigarettes, cigars, pipe ashes, is prohibited in national forests. No smoking is allowed while traveling afoot or on saddle animal over forest or range lands. Campfires are allowed in designated areas and should be put out completely with water before leaving. Build them no larger than needed, too, the forest service warns, and put them out when the wind comes up. State law prohibits throwing burning matches or - smoking materials from moving or parked vehicles. ' Remmer Gets Five Years For Evading Income Taxes Ignoring a plea for a fine in stead of a jail sentence, Federal Judge John R. Ross today or dered California-Nevada gam bler Elmer (Bones) Remmer to prison for five years for evading income taxes. The sentence was less by a $20,000 fine than that given the gambler for his 1952 conviction. in the same court. That conviction was overturned by the U. S supreme court, resulting m a new trial here last month. Judge Ross stayed the sen tence for 24 hours to permit de fense attorneys to file a notice of appeal designed to continue Remmer s freedom on $15,000 bond. Attorneys John Bartlett of Reno and Spurgeon Avakian of San Francisco noted Remmer's age of 61 and told the court that he is suffering from a moderately severe arthritic condition. Asking the court to fine him instead of sending him to jail, they said this would give him a chance to start anew for the few remaining years of his life. Judge Ross observed, how ever, that a pre-sentence report did not indicate that probation is warranted. He added, though, that his age and health should ' be considered in determining where he is to spend his prison term. The sentence imposed by the judge actually was five years on each of six counts on which the jury found Remmer guilty, but the terms are to run concurrently, meaning a total of five years. Remmer formerly owned Cal- Neva lodge at Lake Tahoe ar.d operated several card rooms in the Bay area. V " i i---t- i hi- h" 1 Hi i tm I i mm mtm

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