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Saturday, July 26, 1958
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Chamber of Commerce Estimates: Washoe Population 76,550 Payroll Is . ; 1 Food Keeps Top Spot in Reno Budgets NEW YORK Food maintained a high place in Reno budgets in the past year. A grand total of $19,510,000 was spent in the local supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries and the like for food for hom;e consumption. It topped the prior year's $18,610,000. Added to this were expendi tures in restaurants, in soda fountains and in other places selling food and beverages for on-the-spot use. The year's purchases in the lo cal food stores, if apportioned equally among the local popu lation, would represent an out . lay of $1,110 per household. This was more than the United States Average, $949 per household. In the mountain states it was $910. The facts are brought out in the annual marketing study made by the Standard Rate and Data Service to determine how the consumer spends his retail dollar and for what. The survey covers all parts of the country. Among Reno's retail stores, it shows, the ones selling food collected a larger part of the con Burner's dollar than did others except automotive stores. They got 15 cents of it. Part of the year's large food outlay is attributable to increased costs and the other part to the trend toward a somewhat better diet than before. Many housewives, also, paid more in order to get "conveni ence" foods, such as shaped hamburger patties, shelled peas washed spinach and cut-up chicken, as well as frozen and pre.-cooked products. As a whole, the public had more money available for spending during 1957 than they had the year before, enabling them to improve their scale of living. Most, but not all, of the other retail lines also did well in the year, according to the survey. Stores selling new and used cars and other automotive equipment, except trucks, had sales totaling $27,124,000, representing 20 cents of the retail dollar. General merchandise stores accounted for $13,484,000, amounting to 10 cents. bales in apparel shops came to $9,124,000, or 7 cents, while drug stores, chalked up $10,344, 000, equal to 8 cents. Vacation Bible School to Open Vacation Bible school at St Luke's Lutheran church, 600 West Second St., will open Monday, July 28, at 9 a.m. at the church. Two weeks of Bible teachings plus corresponding handiwork will be offered. The school closes Aug. 8. Heading the school staff will be Albert Schlichting, superintendent, and Mrs. Florence Leeper, handiwork chairman. The church pastor, the Rev. Ar-mand E. Mueller, will offer an opening service to launch the school Monday morning. New Firm Set To Open Here Reno branch office of the Griswold Advertising firm is scheduled to open Monday in the Hughes-Porter building, according to Gene Day, manager. Company officials said the office will be a permanent agency, serving Reno and the Lake Tahoe area.. The firm has offices also in the Forum building in Sacramento. Day, a veteran in advetrising has had 22 years experience in the business. NEW STARDUST HOTEL CREDITORS HEAR PLEA LAS VEGAS. Fate of the new Stardust Hotel deeply in debt may be decided on Monday as officials of the Nevada Electric Co. react to a plea to lift an attachment on the resort which has tied up all of the hotel's operating funds. The position of the hotel under operation by Stardust, Inc., but not including the portion under lease to United Hotels Corporation which also operates the successful Desert Inn, was ex plained to creditors yesterday by hotel officials. John S. Halley, Reno attorney and counsel for the Stardust, said the management is "negotiating to obtain additional funds -and we should know by Aug. 15 how we stand." Halley made his statement as he appealed for creditors to delay action against the hotel and in a request for Nevada Electric to lift the attachment which was filed when the hotel could $90 Millions Washoe county now has a population of 76,550 and had a total payroll in 1957 of more than $90 million. These and other figures reflecting economic growth in this area -are contained in an annual report released by the Reno Chamber of Commerce, and prepared by E. H. Walker, the chamber statistician. Walker estimated the Reno population at 52,500 and hat of Sparks at 13,000. The total for the county is half again as much as the 50,205 population of 1950. HUGE INCREASE Total payrolls have increased enormously here, reaching $91,-567,203 last year, as against $39,-150,037 in 1957. Biggest increases in payrolls have been in the service fields, retail trade, transportation and utilities. Gross wholesale sales in the county last year amounted to $98,000,000, about $16 million up from 1956; and retail sales hit the $146 million mark, up about $25 million. Housing units in Reno and Sparks total 19,507, the report indicated, compared with 16,999 three years ago and a 1940 figure half the present one. Reno's convention business has been on increasing source of local revenue, and has shown sharp upturn in recent years. In 1957 there were 67 local conven tions, attracting 18,847 dele gates who spent 41,280 delegate days here. In 1953 there were 58 conventions, but delegates num bered only 12,600 and days. 30,360. GROWTH REFLECTED Economic growth is reflected. through the report, in a number of ways. Post office receipts jumped to $940,811 in 1957 from $916,932 in 1956; telephones in Reno and Sparks were 34,594 at the start of this year, up from 31,886 the previous year and 21,2o2 in 1950 passenger car registration in the county zoomed to 31,181 in 1957, as against 21,611 in 1952. iteno -&parKs water users numbered 17,057 at the begin ning of 1958, as against 11,288 eight years earlier. Residents of this area used 469,691,188 kilowatt hours of power in 1957, and only 256,078,173 in 1950. Travel in and out of the area has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. Some' 10,620 cars moved in and out of the city on a typical July day in 1957 where only 5742 were counted on a comparable day in 1948. Scottish Rite Picnic Sunday, Scottish Rite bodies of Nevada will hold their annual picnic at tne Uour-H camp at the south end of Lake Tahoe. Lester Conklin, general chair man of the picnic, said about 800 reservations have been made. Sides of beef and lamb are to be cooked in a barbecue pit and served by officers of the Scot tish Rite. The picnic schedule begins at 11 a.m., with serving to begin two hours later. Hot does, watermelon and balloons are to be provided for children. Harry Van1 Meter, battalion chief of the Reno Fire Depart ment, is to patrol the beach and provide safety equipment tor swimmers. Eureka Rodeo Set Labor Day Rodeo competition is to be the main feature of the Eureka Labor Day celebration Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8194 is to sponsor the ro deo, and Marvin Gondolfo is to handle production. Events are to include a Ro deo Queen contest, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, calf and team roping and cow rid ing. The queen contest has already begun, and is open to entries 14 and over. The winner is to be given a sterling silver belt buckle and will preside over the two day event. not meet a $92,000 claim for electrical services. Chad Lodwick, Nevada Elec trie official, said his firm would make a decision on the request to lift the attachment on Mon day after conferences with an attorney. He indicated that be cause of the failure of the hotel to pay its claim his company was in danger of "going" broke." In addition the creditors agreed to form a committee to meet again Monday to hear a progress report on fund raising by the Stardust management. Halley in discussing the financial predicament of the hotel said it was originally "scheduled to have cost $6,000,000 but in stead cost $11,000,000 before it opened July 3. Stardust operates the coffee shop and hotel but the casino, bar and theater restaurant are under United Hotels which is not affected by the hotel opera tions. Arguments Set For Monday in $50010 Suit Two more truck drivers and a highway patrolman ended the parade of witnesses Friday in a half million dollar . Washoe county district court damage suit. The matter will be argued Monday and should go to the jury the same day. Friday's court session marked the fourth day of the suit in which Oakland, Calif., real es tate broker Daniel S. Gregory and San Francisco hotel employe Diane Hooper are each asking $250,000 general dam ages and $18,000 medical ex penses. The pair were injured Oct. 4, 1957, when a Reno Yel low Cab Co. taxi in which they were riding was hit on highway 40 west of the city by a Nielson Trucking Co. truck-trailer rig. TELL SAME STORY Two truck drivers Friday told essentially the same story of the crash as had truck driver James C. Gregory whose rig smashed into the taxi from behind, hurling Mrs. Hooper and Daniel Gregory into a ditch. Relief driver Henry Dean Eley testified he was sitting beside Gregory. Cab driver Chester Honeycutt gave no signal, Eley said, before making a sharp left turn in front of the passing ng. Honeycutt had previously testified the rig seemed about to run over his taxi and he took evasive action, swerving in a left-right-left manner. Not so, Eley said. The cab made an abrupt stop and a sharp left turn." I asked him why he didn't make a signal. I used pretty forceful language." Eley said. Then they told me there was a lady present and I apologized for my language." The lady was Mrs. Hooper. Eley said he cov ered her with a blanket. "I don't believe he (Honeycutt) even looked at her. He went to call his boss." DIDN'T SEE IT Nielson company driver John F. Aunspaugh, whose rig was following the first truck-trailer, said he didn't see the taxi until after the accident. He was 250 and saw the first rig start to feet behind, Aunspanugh noted, pass then veer across to the left side of the highway. Relief driver Eley said Greg ory drove the rig into the ditch "going with the taxi to lessen the impact and in an attempt to keep from "running right over the top of him." Eley said the cab driver seemed like he was looking for something" along the highway. Witness Vincent Kemp, real estate broker from Oakland, tes tified Wednesday that he came to Reno Oct. 3 on business with Daniel Gregory and Mrs. Hooper. He said he and Gregory took rooms at the Stagecoach Inn (near the accident scene) and Mrs. Hooper stayed down town. Honeycutt said he picked Gregory and the woman up at the Mapes Hotel shortly after 6 a.m. and was told to drive west on nignway 4U. tie said ne wasn't told precisely where to go. MADE LEFT TURK Nevada highway patrolman Neil Lunt testified Friday that physical evidence at the acci dent scene indicated the taxi turned left in front of the truck. He stuck to that version though cab company attorney John Bartlett contended that truck tire marks on the rear of the taxi might mean that the cab was hit dead center from the rear instead of at the left rear corner as Lunt claimed. Th accident happened in the eastbound, or passing lane, Lunt said. He said the westbound truck was passing the westbound taxi. Plaintiff Gregory suffered per haps 20 to 30 per cent disability from brain and nerve damage and back and neck injuries, ac cording to testimony by Dr. Louise Gordy, neurologist at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital at Las Angeles who treated him. Dr. Kenneth Maclean of Reno said he gave Gregory a physical examination and that most of the aches and pains would probably improve. Maclean, who testified for both sides, said Mrs. Hooper's left leg is one and one-half inches shorter as a result of muscle contraction following a tracture of the pelvis suffered in the accident. She and Gregory are repre sented by attorneys Paul Rich ards of Reno and J. Adrian Palmquist of Oakland. Reno at torney Bert Goldwater represents the trucking company. Wool Subsidy Is Continued In Senate Bill Measure to Aid Agriculture " Passes 62 to II WASHINGTON. (Special) Extension of the national wool act for another four years is provided in an omnibus farm bill which affords federal assistance in promoting and stabilizing domestic prices on agricultural goods which passed the senate by a vote of 62 to 11 Friday night. JIALOXE SPONSOR Sen. George W. Malone (R-Nev) co-sponsOred the wool act amendment under which an 85 per cent ceiling of parity on wool support prices would be provided. Incentive payments would continue to be made from receipts of 70 per cent of the import duties on foreign wool, but in addition, new language authorizes more money if needed, to accomplish the purpose of the act. The funds will be used to increase wool production to 3 million pounds annually. Present domestic output is about 2.3 million pounds. Another provision sponsored by Malone makes it possible for Nevada cotton growers to receive approximately 1360 additional acres at least during 1958-60. This is provided in the so-called choice plan whereby growers may elect to take lower support price and receive 40 per cent more acres. In ad dition, the provision makes per manent the 11XX) acres given Nevada growers at Malone's in sistence in 1956. Present Ne vada cotton acreage is approxi mately 3400. The house agricultural com' mittee is expected to present its version of the farm bill next week. The house killed a farm bill earlier in the session. Sen. John J. Williams (R-Del) just before the vote, protested that the wool program was gravy train and a socialistic scheme that had cost taxpayers and the treasury some 180 mil lion dollars in its first four years. FOR BIG, RICH He told the senate the big and the rich get a lion's share of the benefits. Williams said the fund which the payments have been made is broke, and that appropriations will be needed to supplement revenues from tariff duties on wool imports which have finan ced it until now. He said the program was authorized in 1954 with promises it would be self-supported from tariff duties. Williams obtained the senate's permission to publish in the Congressional Record a list of wool producers who received subsidy payments of $10,000 or more apiece in 1956. He said this is the latest available. Williams said the agriculture department computed the 1955 payments, the first year of the program, as totaling 58 million dollars; the 1956 payments at $53,100,000; and that it esti mated those for 1957 at $30,900,- 000 and 1958 at 42 millions. He said 365 of the approxi mately 300,000 wool producers got $6,089,147.30 of the 1956 subsidies in amounts of $10,000 or more each. "Yet," he said, "they represented only about one-eighth of 1 per cent of the number of producers." Listed by Williams in a break down of 21 wool producers he said were named by the agricul tural department as receiving more than $30,000 in subsidy benefits in 1956 was the C. B. Land & Cattle Co. of Ely, Nev., $31,661, Plane Crashes On Prison Farm LAS VEGAS. A Nellis gun nery flight instructor and 24 in mates of the Las Vegas city rehabilitation farm escaped injury late Friday when a flaming F-100A jet crashed and exploded about 60 seconds after it had taken off from the nearby air force base. Capt. Gerald -B. Little para chuted to safety as his sleek craft exploded in the air only seconds after taking off from the north-south runway. The officer managed to set his aile rons to guide the craft away from the east edge of the heavily populated area and then parachuted, landing safely near the main building at the city prison farm. The aircraft landed almost inside the enclosure and as it hit the ground and exploded showered burning oil over a pile of railroad ties which burned fiercely for nearly an hour. None of the 24 inmates of the farm was injured although pieces of hot metal from the plane landed close by. MSAJADAT J Reno PHONE FA 3-3161 Ill ll i TTTTiTra-ii mi inn iimnii ipiiim wi i immiwiiiiiwh iim iwhhi f "'.II - . I j( fi p ,4 :v i - -- if f U j Yf' " T; '": If 1 i , . - , K U I - is , - I I"'" - ' " ." ' . I t.,J .if r, fjr ,,(, ',,., Knit iiiiiitiim.wimnttiriiiffiiiin-iirwiiiin -""imm,aewMiikrfttor' "r---"-M' "- " " m NEVADANS ARRESTED IN COUNTERFEIT CRACKDOWN Victor Tilton, 31, who gave a Las Vegas address, is escorted, (left) by policeman into police headquarters in Fort Worth, Tex., after his arrest July 19 along with Kenneth Graham, 37, (right photo), in connection with the passing of bogus $20 bills. Graham gave a Reno address. Federal authorities charged the l j ' J 1.'. i r " mm i.aaiiiiMJSi.j-aiaaaJ APPOINTED Washoe county Republican finance director was Dave H a n n a, above, prominent Reno businessman. GOP Finance Leader Named Dave Hanna, prominent Reno businessman, today accepted ap pointment as Washoe county finance director for the Republi can party. Announcement of the volunteer appointment was made jointly by Richard Horton Washoe county Republican chairman and George Wingfield Jr., state finance chairman for the GOP. They indicated that the appointment of Mr. Hanna is the first in a series of county appointments on the volunteer level throughout the state. Mr. Hanna resided in Reno for nine years from 1940 through 1949, and then spent a few years in business in Calgary, Canada. He returned to Reno last Autumn and has resided here since. He was a partner and manager in the Wonder store throughout the 1940's and as a member of Rotary Club served as president in 1946-47. He also served as general chairman of the Rotary district conference in 1948 and was prominently identified with the Chamber of Commerce. With his family, Mr. Hanna resides at 705 Manor Drive. He recently served as service club chairman for Washoe county during the Savings Bond drive. In announcing Mr. Hanna's appointment Republican party officials indicated that the fi nance drives in each county will be from a grass roots level. Mr. Hanna meanwhile stated that he will be available at the Washoe county Republican headquarters at 232 West First street, and that the mailing address will be PI O. Box 2513. The phone FA 9-2901. He said he will go to work immediately in coordinating the finance drive and setting up committees to carry on Republican party work in view of the forthcoming elections. The liner, Britannia, which began service between England and Boston in 1840, carried one cow to provide fresh milk for the passengers. HETOOKUSTDTHEDGiVE-iN IN HIS NEU) CAR LAST NIGHT... IT'S A REAL NICE CA2...IT EVEN MAS A PArlO UJITM A CPnwT SPEAKER AND A REAR SPEAKER.. Evening Gazeti Nevada's Greatest Newspaper RENO, NEVADA, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1958 BARING SAYS HE'LL CALL FOR INQUIRY WASHINGTON, July 26 C5P) Rep. Walter S. Baring (D-Nev) today called for a congressional investigation of negotiations which led to the approval by city and state officials of a freeway route through the Reno, business district. Baring said he will introduce a resolution Monday to provide for appointment of a special three-member committee em powered to employ investigators, subpoena records and take testimony. A route down Third street through the business; district was recommended for the transcontinental freeway by the state highway department. Baring said the city council and the board of county commissioners reversed a previous stand and approved the route selection. Baring has claimed that employes of the federal bureau of public roads improperly influenced the decision. The congressman is advocating a route 17 blocks to the north, which he estimated Would save as much as 225 million dollars in construction cost. Baring said the bureau of public roads officials yesterday rejected the Third street route "as presented," but indicated they would approve it if it were resubmitted to exclude proposed railroad overpasses and underpasses. The decision was reached at a meeting attended by Baring and Rep. John A. Blatnik (D-Minn), chairman of a house gov ernment operations subcommit tee which has been looking into the matter in checking on the propriety, of federal expenditures. Baring said an engineering consultant firm, Beasley and Beasley, reported after a survey that rights of way for the proposed Third street route would cost $13,655,000 for five miles through the city, as against the state's original estimate of eight million dollars. The congressman said the engineering survey showed that $1,086,000 could be saved by merely transferring one segment of the route from the north to the south side of the street. That change, he said, would avoid taking several blocks of business property, but would interfere with the parking facility of Harold's Club. RANCHER DIES Clark Rowland, for many years a prominent rancher in the Constantina - Doyle area, died Friday at Turlock, Calif. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the home chapel of the Ross-Burke Co., followed by burial in the Ma sonic section of Mountain View cemetery. I SPILLED A WHOLE MALTED mK DOWN THE REAR SPEAKER! two left a $60,000 trail of counterfeit money over five states, but the two, now free on $2500 bail each, denied the charges. Tilton has been identififed as a former star tackle on University of Nevada 1947 and 1948 powerhouse football teams and worked as a bouncer in a local club until recently. (Associated Press Photo). POLICEMAN IS INJURED IN MELEE Reno police officer Alden Barlow was treated at Washoe Medical Center for a cut nose suffered when he and other officers were breaking up a disturbance among a large group of Negroes early this morning. Policemen were called to 1463 East Sixth street just after 2:00 a.m. this morning and found about 40 persons carrying on several arguments. One woman was throwing rocks at. several men, said police. t As the mob was being disbanded, a man identified by police as Leveill Burnett, 21, hit Patrolman Barlow In the face, breaking his glasses. Police attempted to apprehend Burnett, but he escaped In the crowd. Barlow was given three days leave to wait for another pair of glasses. Seek to Restore Slash in Funds WASHINGTON. W) Spokes men for minerals producers are expected to urge the senate ap propriations committee next week to restore part of the $5, 786,000 cut made by the house in the Atomic Energy Commis sion's raw minerals program. A bill appropriating $2,605,' 401,000 to the AEC for the pres ent fiscal year was passed by the house last Tuesday. This is $16, 599,000 less than the commis sion had requested. The cut in the raw materials program included five million dollars for general operations and $768,000 of funds earmark ed for bonus payments to ura nium ore mine operators becom ing eligible for payments this year. The house appropriations committee said it had testimony indicating that the need to stim ulate production of additional ore by bonus payments "at this time is not apparent." Funds approved by the house included $2,232,000 to continue bonus payments where commitments have already been ac knowledged through partial payments under the bonus plan. Money Missing, Friend Suspect Paul Currie of Ft. Wayne, Ind., told Reno police Thursday mornin gthat $1200 in cash had been stolen from his pants pock et while he was sleeping in a local hotel Wednesday night. Currie suspects the thief was a man whom he met on the train. He was unable to give police the man's name, but said he and the suspect were sharing a room at the hotel. Upon awakening, Currie found his little-known roommate had checked out and that his money was missing. (ff DAD MATES MgT)7 2 PAGE NINE Groups Named For UN Week-Observance Plans for observance of United Nations week Oct. 19 through 25 were laid at a meeting this week of representatives from various Reno and Sparks community organizations. One of the main events to be scheduled for the special week is a folk dance and music festival. Tom West of Sparks was elected to act as the overall chairman of the Reno-Sparks celebration. J. E Sweat t was elected co- chairman and Mrs. Christina Friberg is to be secretary. The Reno-Sparks group is to coordinate its activities with those of other areas in the state. The following subcommittees were appointed to work on de tails for the entire week. Festival: Conrad Swanson, Dr. and Mrs. Keith Macy, Mrs. Frances Harris, Mrs. Joseph Klise and Mrs. Clarence Jones. Window displays: Mrs. Billie Birnbaum and members of the Business and Professional Women's clubs of Sparks and Reno. Publicity is to be handled by the League of -Women Voters, the Toastmasetr's club and Tom West, Mrs. Clarence Jones and Mrs. Friberg. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls are to be asked to distribute posters. A United Nations display is to be established in the Washoe county library. A committee for observance of United Nations week in local schools is made up of Mesdames Catherine Pullen, Joseph Klise and Arnold Tiehm, plus George Brighton and Calvin Reed. The church observance committee consists of Mesdames Elizabeth Bailey, Billie Brack-ett, Joseph Klise, Bertha Wood-ard and Leonore Martino. Parties during United Nations week are to be arranged by Mesdames Billie Brackett, Elizabeth Bailey, Julia Hamlet and Harris. Craig Shepherd, head of the University of Nevada art department is to arrange a display at the Nevada Art Gallery. Mrs. McKenzie Succumbs Here Mrs Judith Mae McKenzie, wife of Kenneth C. McKenzie of Reno, died this morning in a local hospital after a short illness. 'Mrs. McKenzie, 20, was a native of Providence, R. I., and had lived in Reno at 111 Elm St. In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Cath-leen Odell McKenzie of Reno; her father, Joseph A. Beaudoin, of Providence, and her mother, Mrs. Grace Adams, of Reno. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Ross-Burke Co. home chapel. JEWELRY TAKEN Reno police were notified Thursday by Mrs. Homer Conner that a jewelry box containing an estimated $500 in costume jewelry was taken from her residence at 229 Thoma St. some time Wednesday evening. Urs. Conner said the door to the house had been left open that evening. i

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