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Reno Evening Gazette Wooster loses See below One-hundredth Year No. 206 A Speidel Newspaper Reno, Nevada, Saturday, November 22, 1975 Phone 1 702) 786-8989 20 Cents Gaming commission wants to know why Casino 'office' for mob? CARSON CITY (AP) - The Nevada Gaming Commission is demanding to know why a reputed Chicago mob figure is using the poker area at the Dunes Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas as an "office." The commission announced Friday that Dunes chief Morris Shenker, a prominent attorney-developer from St. Louis. Mo., is being called in to explain the presence of Anthony "Tony" Spilotro at the club. The commission also said Major Riddle, owner of two casinos in the Las Vegas area, is being called in to explain why he has been seen with Spilotro, usually playing cards. Commission Chairman Pete Echeverria said the session with Shenker and Riddle, scheduled for Dec. 18, is needed because Spilotro "is a very dangerous individual." Echeverria said he has reports that Spilotro is in Las Vegas to "watch after mob interests" and is directly tied to the underworld hierarchy in Chicago. Phil Hannifin, chairman of the state Gaming Control Board which serves as the commission's enforcement arm, said Spilotro "for 14 hours a day or more, every day, lives in the poker area" at the Dunes. Hannifin said Spilotro takes phone calls routed through the club's switchboard to the poker area, hobnobs with club management and appears to be "quite the man about the Dunes . . . he's using it as an office." Hannifin said that Spilotro's activities slacked off after Shenker was advised of the situation but after about a week "the old office routine started again." Hannifin noted Spilotro had been under indictment for murder but the case fell apart when the chief witness against him was slain. Hannifin also said Spilotro had been under indictment for allegedly taking kickbacks on Teamsters Union pension fund loans but that case also collapsed after the government's chief witness was killed just before the scheduled start of the trial. He added Spilotro was forced out of a gift shop he ran at the Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas after the Gaming Commission threatened to take action against the club. Spilotro ran the shop under the name of "Tony Stewart." Shenker took over the Dunes last February after one of the most controversial and extensive investigations in Nevada gaming history. First address as king King Juan Carlos I made his first of- from around the world who attended ficial address as Spain's monarch his coronation. Queen Sophia is seated today in Madrid before the Spanish behind him with the Spanish crown in Cortes (Parliament) and dignitaries the foreground. (AP photo) Monarchy restored in Spain By FENTON WHEELER MADRID, Spain (AP) Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon was sworn in today as King Juan Carlos I, restoring monarchy to Spain after 44 years. He immediately pledged to be a friend of the people, a foe of privilege and a "promoter of justice." Choking back emotion as he stood in the main chamber of parliament with foreign dignitaries on either side, including U.S. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, the 37-year-old Juan Carlos took his oath of office by placing his right hand on a Bible held by parliament President Alejandro Rodriguez de Valcarcel. Juan Carlos swore to uphold the principles of the regime of Gen. Francisco Franco, who died Thursday at 82 after ruling Spain for 36 years. Juan Carlos' wife, Princess Sophie of Greece, sat beside him. The couple's three children sat at their left. On their right, a crown and scepter lay symbolically on a velvet-covered stool. The new queen wore a classic full-length dress of pink satin. Her hands, twisting a handerchief, trembled as her husband took his oath with the words: "I swear by God and the Holy Gospel to comply with the fundamental laws of the kingdom and to loyally guard the principles that formed the national Movement," Spain's only political organization and heir to the Fascist-style Falange that helped Franco to powerinl939. With the installation of Juan Carlos as king, his 7-year-old son Felipe became prince of Spain and heir to the throne. Dressed in a blue double-breasted suit, the boy sat quietly during the ceremony, swinging a leg from time to time. In a 15-minute speech, loudly applauded by the chamber, the ""v ''ing pledged to be the guardian of "peace, work and prosperity" and declared: "Monarchy will try at every moment to keep in closest touch with the people." Juan Carlos brought the deputies to their feet as he promised to restore "territorial integrity" to Spain, a clear reference to the nation's claim of soverignty over the British crown colony of Gibraltar. "The king takes over this objective with the fullest of convictions," he said. Spanish, page 2, coL 2 : - i . -ir i nrtiT-r iird On the brink of disaster A Southern Pacific rail car, one of four which derailed this morning on the Rock Boulevard overpass in Sparks, teeters on the edge as a motorist goes by. Rail traffic was delayed for about 90 minutes by the accident. (Gazette photo by Jim Beazley) Freight cars derail on Sparks overpass Money Tree expansion planned by Mapes Reno hotel-casino owner Charles Mapes plans to level one-quarter block of downtown Reno to make way for an addition to his Money Tree Casino. The addition, however, hinges upon an agreement by the Reno City Council to lease air space above Fulton Lane to Mapes for construction of an overhead passage to the addition. The area involved is west of the Money Tree Casino and is bounded by the Ace Motor Lodge to the north, West Second Street to the south, Sierra Street to the west and Fulton Lane to the east. Businesses located in the area include the Crest Theater, the Carlton Hotel, Hamilton Optical and Baby Doll Topless Lounge. Manes has acauired a loBS-term lease from Glen and Christine Whiddett and the Faretto family, owners of the property, according to James Halley, Mapes' attorney. In a letter to the Reno City Council this week, Halley disclosed plans for a two-story building with a casino on the first story and a show and dining room with a cocktail lounge on the second floor. Mapes' publicist Gene Evans said he had no further details about the plans. Evans said Mapes, who also owns the Mapes Hotel and operates the Reno International Airport restaurant concession, would probably appear before the city council Monday to explain his plans and request a lease of air space over Fulton Lane for an overhead private structure connecting the Money Tree Casino on the east side with the proposed addition. "We won't even know if we can go ahead until after Monday's council meeting," he said. Atty. Fred Nelson, who also represents Mapes, said tenants in the building are on a 60-day demolition notice. But he said tenants would probably be able to remain longer. "Even with council approval, we're talking about six months down the road before anything starts," he said. Money, page 2, coL 4 Four cars of an eastbound Southern Pacific freight train jumped the tracks on Sparks' Rock Boulevard overpass this morning, shutting off rail traffic for about 90 minutes. The derailment occurred at about 9 a.m., moments before Amtrak's westbound San Francisco Zephyr was due to cross the overpass, causing the passenger train to be held up in Sparks for about an hour and a half. There were no injuries from the derailment, and damage was limited to the four cars which jumped the track, the track itself and the northern guard rail of the SP overpass. Three tank cars, said by the SP to be empty, piled up atop the overpass on the northern track which is used to handle westbound traffic. One of the three 34-foot tank cars protruded over Rock Boulevard for about 12 feet, but both the SP and Sparks police said it did not appear to pose any problem requiring closure of the road. The fourth car in the derailment, an empty automobile carrier, jumped the tracks and bent its frame but did not pile up with the three tank cars. The SP cleared the eastbound track at about 9:30 a.m. and began rerouting westbound trains on that track as well as continuing to use it for eastbound movements. An SP spokesman said they were attempting to locate a mobile crane to lift the tank cars off the overpass without having to close Rock Boulevard. If those attempts failed, the railroad said, regular railroad wreckers would be used to clear the damaged cars from the westbound track, but closure of Rock Boulevard might become necessary. The SP said the cause of the derailment still was uncertain at mid-morning, but it appeared that one of the tank cars either failed to negotiate a switch or a curved track. Index to Gazette 2 sections 26 pages SECTION ONE . Amusements 9 Ann Landers 8 Bridge 8 Church news 5 Comics 8 Earl Wilson 8 Editorials 4-5 Evans on chess 4 Family living 6 Television log 8 SECTION TWO Classified 16-25 Crossword puzzle 21 Deaths 16 Public notices 16 Sports 12-13 Vitals 16 Weather 16 Wooster loses bid for title, 28-13 Weather Reno, Sierra-Tahoe: Increasing cloudiness tonight but partially clearing Sunday at lower levels, possible showers and snowshowers in mountain areas. Weather table on page 16. Ohio State wins ANN ARBOR, Mich. -Ohio State defeated Michigan today 21-14 to win a berth in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. By JAY GOLDBERG Senior tailback Jesse Cook rushed for 215 yards and scored two touchdowns today in leading Western to a 28-13 win over Wooster for the state "AAA" high school football championship. More than 3,000 fans witnessed the game at Reno's Foster Field. Western, the number one team in the Nevada State Journal's Super Poll, scored two second-half touchdowns to come from behind. It's the first state football championship for the Las Vegas school since 1966. Cook scored what proved to be the winning touchdown in the third quarter on a 90-yard run around right end. Once Cook got outside, the Wooster defenders could not catch him. His scoring dash, after a successful two-point conversion, gave the Warriors a 20-13 lead. , "Boy, it was a great effort. The kids have had a really tough year and we proved we're the best in the state, no doubt about it," Western coach Horrace Smith said after the game. With four seconds remaining in the half, the Colts had called time out. Tyler called the long pass play and the ball was still in the air after the buzzer had sounded. Miller went in the air with; Isaac Hawkins of Western and took the ball away. Hawkins thought the ball fell to the ground and didn't pursue Miller, who raced in to the end zone. Wooster's defense set up the final score of the first half. Colt defensive back Paul Lucas intercepted a fourtl down pass by Western quarterback John Lucas at the Wooster 18-yard line Four plays later, Tyler hit Millei Western had taken a 12-7 lead on a U play, 64-yard drive that wa culminated by a six-yard run b quarterback Lucas. Lucas skirted lei, end for six yards and was hit at the on yard line by Wooster's Lucas and fe into the end zone. Lucas had fumbled the ball, but th officials ruled he had already crosse 1 the plane of the end zone. Wooster initiated the scoring afte; Russ Musselman's fumble recovery or. the first play from scrimmage by Western. The Colts recovered the ball on the six-yard line. Musselman bowled over from the three-yard line three plays later for the first score. ij -1 i 1 fit-1: A . 'it I lv LSr I VIS It. I F t4 Touchdown call for Colts Wooster High School's Russ Musselman trium- "AAA" high school championship game at Reno High phantly holds the ball aloft as an official signals a School. Musselman scored the first touchdown of the touchdown during the first half of today's Nevada game in the Colts' struggle with Western. (Gazette photo) t

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