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Friday, July 29, 1955
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McDermott Plans To Leave Board Las Vegan Says He'll Quit Tax Post Despite Governor's Urging , Ired by the refusal of the governor and the state tax commissioner to heed his request that a top-level gambling control agent be stationed in Las Vegas, Paul McDermott, southern Nevada commission member is leaving the board. He submitted his resignation July 20, but Gov. Charles H. Russell urged McDermott, in a brief conference Thursday afternoon, to reconsider and remain on the tax commission until administrative problems could be worked out. McDermott wanted one RENO EVENING GAZETTE PHONE 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1955 PAGE THIRTEEN License Action Confirmed Control Board by member of the new three- man gaming control board stationed permanently in Las Vegas. ' But the governor said he was not going to interfere with the organization of the board, such policy determination he de clared, would have to be made by Robbins E. Cahill, board chair man, and Members William' V. Sinnott, and Newell Hancock. The tax commission yesterday A -AAA i Twl 4 ..1 Trxn-A . ' r- . , APMIUVCU auucu gaming luulvi, lZXZZ::yT sonnel, including a greatly augmented staff at Las Vegas, All gambling license taken by the .Nevada actions Gaming meeting Wednesday were affirm ed Thursday by the state tax commission. Eleven license applications were approved, and two were denied. Thirty-four pending applications were deferred until the board investigative staff can finish looking into the backgrounds or prospective licensees. speed Appraisals The commission also authorized Robbins E. Cahill, commission secretary, to negotiate with the J. L. Jacobs company of Chicago on a contract to supply appraisers to speed the state's program to equalize property assessments Licenses approved included: Victor L. Bongberg, Beatty, lot machine operator, Lester J. Larson, 50 per cent, faro game, Colony club, Reno. Bert M. Grober, Herman Trac ton, Harold Tracton, Dave Ger- son and Ray Warren, jr., Cal Neva lodge race book, Lake Tahoe. Kirk Kerkorian, Los Angeles, three per cent, The Dunes hotel, Las Vegas. Louise K. Carson, Marvin Ru bin, Harriett and Burton Palter, Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas C. D. Farmer, D..D. Vest, Sky Deck, Virginia City. Emanuel J. Mingoia, Liver- more, Calif., 15 per cent, State line country club, 'Lake Tahoe. Guy E. Hanson, Y Bar, Gard- nerville Alfred Durante, Leo Massaro, Italo Ghelfi, Robert Picardo, Fred Detore, Bernard F. Perata, A. A Harris, Remy Gacherieu, Abe Miller, Golden Gate club, Las Vegas. Murray Rothman, Sidney Broder, Louis Ellenson, Melvin Miller, A. J. Gordin, Morris Rose-man, New Frontier hotel, Las Vegas. BOOST PROGRAM In authorizing Cahill to nego tiate with the Jacobs company, the firm that did Nevada's per sonnel survey, the commission is hopeful that a contract can be presented for approval at the August meeting and the equalization program given a needed boost. The 1955 legislature- authorized bout $40,000 to hire expert appraisers to help Nevada's staff finish up the equalization pro gram which had been underway since July, 1953. Cahill said the Jacobs firm had but no mention was made of de tailing a control board member to the Las Vegas office. McDermott said that the only- way for an investigator to fam ilianze himself with the gambling industry in Clark county was to live there. "Nothing is accomplished by in vestigators flying in and out," Mc Dermott added. He said unless the commission gained a better understanding of the gambling picture in Las Vegas, the legal standing of the entire industry was being placed in jeopardy. At the ' conference yesterday, the governor asked , McDermott to remain on the commission at least until the control board works out administrative details and policies. 4 He asked McDermott to give him his decision this afternoon and the Clark county man has told friends he will urge the governor to accept his resignation The governor told McDermott that under the new control setup McDermott, as the only tax com mission member from Las Vegas, no longer will be subjected to the heavy pressure of gamblers seek ing favorable action on license ap-plications. McDermott has protested he is forced to devote many hours daily to his tax commission duties, for which he receives an average of $55 a month. The governor emphasized that under the new law, the three man gambling board does all the in vestigation and recommends action on gaming matters to the full tax commission. Russell added he did not think the commission would overrule the board very often so that the pressure will be on the board members rather than the commis sioners. McDermott still feels however. that one of those board members should be on hand at all times in Las Vegas, because the state': gambling industry is concentrated there, and most of the control problems arise in that area. The governor also said that the board has not ruled out the poss ibility of stationing a member in Las Vegas, and that no decision would be made for several pwf ormed similar work in many months states, and recently completed a program in Wyoming. The legislature wants the equalization procedure speeded up because the department must establish the ratio formulas to be used as a basis for the payment ef school funds beginning July 1, 1956. Two Lose Out On Writ Pleas Tax Commission Thursday au thorized the gambling control board to add 12 persons to its enforcement staff. This staff form erly numbered eight, plus an un disclosed number of undercover operators. The undercover staff also will be increased. Five of the new posts are in Las Vegas. Two more agents, two auditors and an additional stenographer will be added to the Las Vegas office, where only a full-time agent and a clerk- stenographer is now assigned. One of the auditors was hired Thurs day, David Malcolm a certified public accountant from Henderson. He will be auditor in charge. Two investigators will be added to the state staff, headquartered in Carson. An additional auditor Two men were denied habeas corpus writs by District Judge John F. Sexton Thursday. In one William R. Mulcahey, represented by Attorney Martin Scanlan, asked for freedom from also hired as f our a 180-day city jail sentence or others, including a gambling $180 fine because he claimed it board secretary, an .office man- was an excessive penalty lor tne agerf a statistician and a stenog cnarge 01 vagrancy. rapher, Mulcahey pleaded guilty to tne George Miles of Carson, f orm- cnarge May a men was giv en erly employed bv the highway de the sentence, ettective ax ip.m. partment and the public service Pechart Probe Is Ordered by ontrol Board Credit Manager Salary of $1050 Monthly Studied Nevada's three-man gambling control board was empowered Thursday by the state tax com mission to probe further into the status of Walter (Big Bill) Pech art at the Mapes hotel. The commission in May rejected the plan of Charles W. Mapes, jr., casino operator to hire Pechart as manager of the gambling operation. OUT OF GAMBLING Mapes told the commission in June that the order had been complied with and that Pechart would have no connection with gambling in the hotel However, Accountant Newell Hancock, a member of the gambl ing control board, told the com mission he had learned that Pechart, an associate, of Elmer (Bones) Remmer in bay area gambling operations, was on the Mapes hotel payroll as credit manager. His salary, Hancock said, is $1050 a month, more than the hotel's general manager and the auditor receive. Hancock added that Pechart does not appear to have much to do with credit affairs of the ca sino. Members of the board said they reported to the tax commission inasmuch as the Pechart case was initiated before the new board went into action July 1. WILL START SOON After the commission delegated the board the power to continue the probe. Robbins E. Cahill. board chairman, said he "presumed" the investigation would be started soon. "I think the commission got the run-around," commented Com missioner Walter Larsh of Carson. In another matter dating back to the days of tax commission jurisdiction, the control board re ported it had not received the list of stockholders requested from the Stardust hotel in Las Vegas. Cahill said the gambling licen sees at the btardust had been asked to furnish the records. The gamblers lease the casino from the Stardust Hotel Corpora tion, headed by Anthony Stralla Cornero, for a reported $500,000 a month. -Cahill said that operators "take the stand the records do not be long to them. We take the stand they can produce them." The tax commission licensed the Stardust operating group, headed by Milton B. (Farmer) Page, veteran Las Vegas gambler, in June, with the proviso that the list of more than 2700 stockhold ers be provided. PROTEST HEARD William Sanford, hotel attorney, had protested that the tax commission staff wanted the rec ords to give to the securities ex change commission, which is probing Cornero's stock sales ac tivities. Under the motion approved by the commission last month, the gambling control board was em powered to demand the stock rec ords and other documents. The commission Thursday let the matter stand on the June ac tion and the gambling control board will refuse to issue the Stardust gambling license until the order is complied with. The Stardust, a 6V2 million dol lar layout on the Las Vegas strip, originally was scheduled to open Aug. 1, but the target date now is Labor Day, it was reported. WOMAN USES PARING KNIFE TO END FIGHT Charges of assault with a deadly weapon have been placed against a 38-year-old housewife after neighbors, alarmed by her husband's cries, called police. Officers arrested Mrs. Bessie M. Taylor, 2242 Bell St., and accused.her of stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife following a family fight in which Mrs. Taylor said she was choked by her husband. Taylor was stabbed in the left chest. He was sent to the Veterans Administration hospital, where authorities today said his wounds are not critical. that date, and told to leave town He was jailed when he returned to Reno and was arrested June 13. Scanlan contended that Muni ci?al Judge Guy Walts was "ban ishing" Mulcahey from Reno by his action and had no right to do so Mulcahey, given credit for 30 days in jail at $1 a day, paid his remaining $150 fine and left the jail after his writ was denied. The other writ application was that of Aubrey Jorgeson, also represented .by Scanlan. commission, was hired by the commission Thursday as statist! cian assistant office manager. For the time being, the gambl ing control headquarters will be located in the capitol annex, Cycle Crash Fatal Here A Stead airman was killed early Joree- this morning as the motorcycle son was sentenced by Justice of h was riding went out of control the Peace William Beemer to and struck a tree and fence on pay a $300 fine, or spend 150 Wedekind road near the Sun Val- days in the county jail, with a iunuun Wf -ioii contango TnanHatnrv The airman, Robert Koning, 20, . ,r,ir i;, r-r0 Srn. of Bell, Calif., was driving the mo- 1 i: j a v, . I torcycle with a friend, another icMi laaiiiicru i.iiia inauc mice oc- . . . ti-" , ...v, i ij v. airman, jl,iyiu diueiitaii. air; mat tnr- nna .ffonca wan, ,!. v.,". jj ion v: ...a rv,iBtov. o - j J skidded another 20 feet, hit a tree and bounced 35 feet before stop ping. Bridengan was not injured. Ko ning died of head injuries. Koning is survived by his moth- prisoner. COAT, SUIT STOLEN A coat and suit, valued at $140, Were reported stolen from the car of Mrs. Ralph Menante, 414 La er, Mrs. pilose Galvez of Bell, and Rue St. Mrs. Menante said she his father, Robert E. Komng. Fu parked her car at First and neral arrangements are being Sierra strvts. I handled by Ross- Burke, Court Orders Commissioners To Pay Bailiff District Judge Gordon W.x Rice was the victor Thursday in quick legal skirmish concerning his right to appoint a bailiff for his court. District Judge John F. Sexton issued a peremptory order to the county commissioners directing them to recognize the appointment of Clifford Devine, former federal probation officer of the district court here. ....... PETITION HEARD Sexton's decision was in re sponse to Devine's petition for a writ of mandamus, presented by Attorney John Gabrielli. Rice appointed Devine bailiff of his court effective July 1, when commissioners refused to make the appointment at Rice's request Rice contends that one bailiff is not enough to handle the three departments of the court, but Dis trict Judges A. J. Maestretti and Grant L. Bowen told commissioners they felt one .bailiff for the three court rooms was enough. District Attorney A. D. Jensen complained that he had only 24 hours to prepare his case against the petition, but was refused his request for more time. ADEQUATE REMEDY Jensen contended the petition failed to show that no other ade quate legal remedy existed, and also failed to show any clear right Devine might have to the job. Sexton's decision made mention of Devine's salary. bailiff's salary is usually fixed by county commissioners. After the decision Jensen said he would take the matter to the Nevada Supreme Court. Judge Rice claims that a dis trict judge has the right to ap point a bailiff, under provisions of the state constitution. Commis sioners claim that only they have the power to appoint a bailiff, and that statutes of Nevada provide for only one bailiff in a district court, even if the court has three departments. Attorney General Harvey Dickerson's opinion is that the commissioners are correct. Judge Rice has been careful to state that Jack Lewis, bailiff ap pointed by the commissioners. capable and does his job well. The judge claims, however, that it impossible for Lewis to handle three trials at one time, and that sheriffs deputies pressed into service at such times don't know enough about court procedure. Mrs. Gibson Dies in Reno Mrs. Josephine Gibson, 75. res ident of 550 University Ave., died at a local hospital late Thursday night following a short illness. She is survived by a son, Lt, Charles C. Gibson of San Fran cisco, Calif.: two sisters, Mrs Genevieve Poe of Stockton, Calif. and Mrs. Irene Breediove ot uaK land. Calif., and a niece, Mrs. R. J. O'Conner. also of San Fran cisco. Funeral arrangements are to be announced by Ross-Burke Co. HOLD MESSAGE Police hold a message for Donna A. Walker. no r 1 11 weiiem nones 0 Serve Reno arly in 1956 Airline Presses For Early Setting Of Hearing Date Competitive air service from Reno west to San Francisco and Oakland and east to Denver by way of Salt Lake City will be established by Western Air Lines early next year if the Civil Aeronautics Board accepts the rec ommendation of Examiner Ferdi-1 nand Moran in his "Denver Serv ice Case" decision, Terrell C. Drinkwater, president of West ern, said today. t Western plans to begin service with two daily roundtrip flights using the company's new super- pressurized DC-6B airliners, Mr, Drinkwater said in Los Angeles These schedules, connecting with Western's present flights at Salt Lake City and Denver, will afford one-carrier service over the entire route from Minneap- olis-St. Paul to the west coast by way of Reno. THREE-YEAR PERMIT Examiner Moran recommended that Western be granted author ity to inaugurate direct service over the 980 mile route, endorsing Western's bid for a permanent certificate of operation with the single exception of Reno Moran recommended that Reno should be served under a tern porary three-year permit. Since parties to the case are expected to file exceptions to Moran's decision within 10 days and formal legal briefs on the ini tial decision must be forwarded 20 days thereafter, Drinkwater DANCING PUPPETS PUZZLE CIRCUS-GOERS What makes the mystifying Fedi-Fedi puppets dance is not revealed until the conclusion of their performance in the eighth annual Kerak- Polack Bros. Circus, appearing Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 3-6, at Mackay Stadium. Shown with the puppets are June Manser and Elaine Millar, two of the 24 Circus Steppers. MUNICIPAL AIRPORT CEREMONY SET AUG. 9 Federal Check for $1 48,576 Scheduled For Presentation to Officials of City Reno will officially purchase its airport August 9, when federal check for $148,o76.22 is to be presented to the city by said that Western is hopelul that Charles Winger, of the Civil Aeronautics Administration. Z 7J5JSLm check is the final ta"Sible result of years of negotia- "to""1"-"- ..wi.. 1 4. t il ! :i . A If the CAB issues its final v 1 K Pxevious cuy aaminisiraiion. decision before the end of the At be added to $250,000 from city airport bond sales and year, western will De ready to 3ys,uuu irom tne city general tund to make up almost all of the inaugurate service early in $498,000 down payment on the airport. i Deadline Blues Kit Taxpayers 1956," he said. DECISION HAILED Moran's decision in the Den ver service case was hailed here by city officials and the Reno Chamber of Commerce who have staged an intensive campaign to bring additional airline service to this area. The city and the chamber presented Reno's case at a hearing held in Denver one year ago. The civic leaders said Washoe county taxpayers have the additional air service can be the "deadline blues" this weekend, expected to boost busmess m with one tax deadline at 5 o.m this region and make it possible today, another at midnight Sun- for many more tourists to come day and still another at 9 p.m here Dy air. Monday. exceptions to Moran s decision At 5 nTr, tndav is the last may be expected to be filed by rhance for car owners to bnv li. otner airnnes ueMrous ui saving cense plates without a 53 penalty Keno. ine neno onei in jup- for ariving their cars without new port ot tne Decision wm oe iui- Dlates Traffic was heavier than The federal grant is about $1500 less than expected. The city warded to the CAB. "This may be the culmination of a long campaign on the part of the Reno Chamber of Commerce to bring additional airline service to Reno," Emory Branch, president of the Reno Chamber , , hn'of?,i tw c 4R I lice by 5 p.m. today, can be made are very hopeful that the CAB 3 usual at the license window in the courthouse today, but the crow d ' was definitely smaller than it has been in last minute rushes of previous years.' City business license renewals, if not paid at the city clerk's of- will support Examiner Moran s recommendation. It certainly jus by mail. City Clerk Elliott Gill said he will accept mailed license tifies the position of the City of applications if they are post Reno in having acquired the air port. Small Project Bill Enacted Elizabeth Kemp Funeral Is Held Funeral services were held for Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Kemp on Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at the home chapel of Ross-Burke Co., under the direction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Robert Jamieson gave the invocation followed by a talk by Bishop Nathan Hurst while Joseph Hardy gave the benedic tion. The selection "Sometime We'll Understand" was sung by Mrs. Yerda Robertson and "In the Garden" was sung by Brent Abbott, both accompanied by Mrs, Ltda Grimmer, organist. The pallbearers, all grandsons, were Leland E. Ellison, Roily A. Kemp, Frank Peterson, Joseph El lison, Kenneth Kemp and Merle Farrell. Burial was in Mountain View cemetery. COMPLETES JAIL TERM FINDS POSSESSIONS GONE The name of John W. Harris,, 56, 136 Washington St., appeared on police reports June 16 following his, arrest for child neglect and assault with a deadly weapon. Police said they took Harris and his wife, Grace P., into custody following a wild, family brawl in which an infant child of the Harris' was alleged to have been dropped on the head. En route from the house to the police car, Harris is accused of pulling a blackjack on Officer Willilm Story. Harris served 30 days on the neglect charge. The weapons of fense is pending district court action. Friday; Harris' name once again appeared on a police re port. He left the jail, he told Officer Arthur R. Thomas, and dis covered his car had been repos sessed. He went to the credit company's lot, he said, to get a chain saw from the car's trunk, and found that missing, too. Harris valued his latest loss at 5250. . Moving towards possible week end adjournment of congress, the senate has passed the small recla mation projects bill, which offi cials of the Walker River Irriga tion District in Nevada hope will assure the district of $1,300,000 expansion and rehabilitation bilLI Sen. Alan Bible, co-sponsor of the measure, was appointed sen ate conferee to meet with the house conference committee to iron out minor differences between the senate bill and the measure previously passed by the house. Other senate conferees include Senators Clinton Anderson (D-N. M.), Russel Long (D-La.), Eugene Millikin (R-Colo.), Arthur Watkins (R-Utah). "This should mean a great deal to several Nevada areas hopeful of building or expanding their irrigation and reclamation facili ties," Bible said, "this provides in terest free loans to local districts up to five million dollars maximum, repayable in 50 years." Sen. Bible listed other Nevada areas interested in the measure, which included Martin creek in Humboldt county, Preston-Lund in White Pine county, the Bishop creek area and the upper Humboldt river in Elko county. yvmu oniciais, strong supporters of the measure, want to build a new dam at Hoye canyon above Wellington, a canal in Mason valley and a new pumping plant at Topaz reservoir. marked by midnight Sunday. Any later than that, and Gill estimates that about a thousand licenses are still unaccounted for, will have to pay a 50 per cent late fee. County Treasurer Jack Cunningham is keeping the tax receiving office in the courthouse open until 9 p.m. Monday, at which time fourth quarter state and county taxes become delinquent.. He estimates that about 15 per cent of taxes due have not been paid. , Cunningham warns that in addition to delinquent penalties, lists of delinquent taxpayers must be published, and that the publication cost is added to taxes due. In some cases cost of publication can be a large amount, Cunning ham added had expected more than $150,000, but CAA auditors who checked city expenditures at the airport established that the city is not entitled to a full $150,000, using the federal yardstick of 62 per cent of the total spent. Winger, chief of the airport division of the CAA "for the 11 western states, is to personally bring the check here, said airport manager Joe Hicks this morning. - Others expected to come to Reno for the purchase ceremonies are Herbert Howell, director of all United States airports for the CAA, Charles Donaldson, district CAA airport engineer, from Carson City, United Airlines officials and numerous other dignitaries. Hicks said Sen. Alan Bible is one of those to be invited. After the money and the airport deed have changed hands, Hicks said, United Airlines is to be host at a cocktail party celebrating the sale of the only airport United has owned. The city has been leasing the field. After the. down payment has been made, the city will be obligated to pay the remaining cost of the airport, almost half a million dollars more, in annual in stallments. - When the landing field becomes the property of the city, Reno Premium Boost For Accident Insurance Set State Industrial Commission Votes Increase in Rates Nevada's Industrial Commis sion voted unanimously to increase employer-paid rates for ac- ident insurance premiums, Chairman John F. Cory said to day. The commission ordered a tent atively approv red rate by the commission in June into effect as of July 1. The new schedule increases premium costs an overall five per cent, although employers m some classifications will receive a re duction and a few will remain the same. All of the industries effected by the industrial insurance laws are grouped into 45 general classifications. Sixteen classifications were reduced an average of about nine per cent. Twenty-five others will be increased slightly more than 16 per cent and four remain unchanged. After the schedule was ap proved tentatively, the commission invited all employers in the state to attend a public hearing to register protests, make comments on the rates and render criticisms. About 20 attended the public hearing, held Wednesday in Carson. Cory said prior to the vote formally adopting the new rate schedule, the commission went over the record of the hearing. which included several protests of the increase. He said the commission will be gin a study soon ot industry classifications, also the subject of several protests. Some regroupings, with a re sultant change in rates paid, may result. Specifically, representatives of the livestock feeding, laundry and dry-leaning industries and a mining company requested a review of their classifications. Cory told employers at the hearing the rate increase was brought on mainly by boosts in workmen's compensation voted by the 1953 and 1955 legislatures. The old schedule had been in effect since January, 1953. will be entitled to additional fed eral aid. A new federal airport bill provides for roughly $220. 000,000 in matching aid for air ports throughout the country over the next four years, and Ne vada is, expected to be eligible for about $750,000 a year of that amount. Pleads Innocent Pat Conner, 1038 S. Virginia St., pleaded innocent Friday to charges of assault and battery in municipal court. The complaint against the 69-year-old man was signed by Paul Ossorghin. Judge Harry D. Anderson set Aug. 16 at 2:30 p. m. as the time for Con ner's trial Bail at $250 was con tinued, i Trouble Dogs Reno Worker Flora M. Ranson Passes in Reno Mrs. Flora M. Ranson, long time well known Reno resident, died this morning at her home, 906 Holcomb Ave., at the age of 78 years. Mrs. Ranson, widow of Alex Ranson, widely known mining man, had been a resident of the community for the last 50 years. She was born in Boulder, Colo. Mr. Ranson died July 8, 1954. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Truckee Lodge, Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen of Sparks. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Marshal Guisti and Merle Ranson of Reno? Glenn Ranson of Mountain View, Calif., and Ed ward (Ted) Ranson of Tacoma, Wash.; ten grandchildren, Mary Louise, Marsha and Jean Guisti and Joe Ranson of Reno, Edward Ranson, jr. of Sparks, Mrs. Vir ginia Bell of Sacramento, Merle James Ranson, jr. and Marian Church of Anchorage, Alaska, Garry Ranson of Mountain View and Bonnie Jean Spanovich of Ta coma; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leone Wilkes of Reno, and a brother, Fred Smith of Sparks. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Ross-Burke company. Democrats Set Fallon Session Members of the Nevada State Democratic Central Committee will meet in Fallon Saturday night to elect a new state chairman, and a national committee-woman. The present chairman, Keith L. Lee of Reno, is resigning to accept the post of adult education supervisor in the Reno school system. Mrs. Gladys Dula of Las Vegas, is resigning as national commit-teewoman because of poor health. Grant Sawyer of Elko is Lee's personal choice for his successor. His chances of obtaining the post were bolstered Tuesday night when the Clark county committee declined to make a choice, and will send an uninstructed del-. egation to the Fallon meeting. Joe Foley of Las Vegas was Lee's opponent for the state chairmanship at the 1954 state convention. The Clark group did, however. endorse Mrs. Perle Brown, moth er of State Sen. B. Mahlon Brown of Las Vegas for the post of national committeewoman. An 18-year-old laborer, who was fined $50 last Saturday for an attack on a hitchhiking civil ian he mistook for an airman, was arrested early Friday morn ing and charged with petty theft. Larry J. Ponton, 3901 Lakeside Dr., was taken into custody by police with another 18-year-old, Enoch A. Daniels, 22 Hillcrest Dr. police said they found a crow bar and hacksaw in the boys' possession. Ponton and Daniels admitted breaking into four self parking lot cash boxes during the night. Ponton told police they got but $6.20 for their efforts. They were arrested at First and West streets as they were working on their fourth cash box. ronton was charged with as sault and battery last Saturday after he was accused of beating a hitchhiker. Jack F. McNutt at Fourth and Virginia streets He told police he was out to get an airman, and he mistook Mc Nutt, a civilian, for his quarry. He pleaded guuty and was fined by Judge Harry D. Anderson in municipal court. TOCZYLOWSKI RITES The body of Edward Toczylow ski was accompanied, Thursday to the Halverson-Luch Funeral Home in Huntington Park, Calif for services and burial, with Ross Burke 0 in charge of arrange ments. Car Leaves Road njuring Pair Two young Californians were injured Thursday night two miles west of the Mt. Rose summit as the 23-year-old car they were driving left the road and over turned three times. Gary Olson, 20, of Richmond, and Frederick B. Waybright, 19, of El Cerrito, were taken to the t Washoe Medical Center in an am bulance following the accident. Olson was admitted to the hospital. His condition today was described as "fairly good." Waybright was given emer gency treatment and released. Sheriff's deputies said the 1932 roadster left the road and over turned down an embankment. Mild Weather In Store Here Mild temperatures will contin ue in the Reno area tonight and Saturday, says the weatherman. Reno was a comfortable 86 de grees Thursday and had a low of 44 degrees early this morning. The forecast for the next 24 hours is fair tonight and Saturday, little change in temperature. The only blemish on the state weather picture Saturday will be ' some cloudy conditions in the ex treme northern part of the state, but no moisture is expected. The Sieita Nevada will be fair tonight and Saturday, little change in temperature. In precipitation figures, Reno is well ahead of the same date in 1954, with a total of .35 hundred- ths of an inch, as compared to .08! on July 29, 1954.

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