Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on May 29, 1975 · Page 19
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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 19

Reno, Nevada
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Thursday, May 29, 1975
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Wh at you want, this suite 's got Reno Evening Gazette J """-I f , Thursday, May 29, 1975-j 9 By ROD ANGOVE Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS (AF) - French King Louis XIV had fine digs at Versailles, but there's a strawberry and charcoal suite here that might have turned him green with envy. It's the Royal Suite in Circus-Circus Hotel and Casino. The comparison is close. The rooms adjoining Louis XIV's quarters included one for gaming Nevada's main industry and one for billiards The Sun King liked to challenge the professionals. The Royal Suite in Circus-Circus was conceived "for the very affluent VIP gambler or guest for that matter," says William C. Bennett, president and genera! manager of CIRCO Resorts, Inc., the operators. FREE RIDES It's common knowledge in Las Vegas that the high rollers who lose thousands of dollars per weekend, on the average, are given free plane rides from distant cities as well as complimentary lodging, meals and drinks. In the trade, this is called "comp'ed-in all the way." On the lavish, big-name entertainer Strip where the Circus-Circus is located, "com-plimentaries" amounted to 15 per cent of total revenue last year compared to 8.7 per cent "net operating income before extraordinary items and federal income taxes," according to the State Gaming Control Board. In other words, they give away more than they make. Adds Bennett: "We hold it for the extremely discriminating type of jet-setter. Or big figures in politics former California Gov. Ronald Reagan was given a reception there show business or sports figures. We haven't had any royalty yet, but that's where they'd go." TWO STORIES HIGH The suite is two stories high with a balcony on one side. Entering, one is overwhelmed by the allure of strawberry sometimes called hot pink, magenta, fuschsia or cyclamen pink, says the architectural designer, Jo Harris. "It's supposed to turn you on and the guests say it does," remarked Mrs. Harris, who's had 20 years' experience designing luxury suites. , She admits that some have cost more money, or had better more conservative taste. "But none is so dramatic . . . Mirrored moldings, black silk walls, gilded balustrade, an eight-foot Pritchard painting specially done . . . " Not to speak of Empire chairs around a glass oval dining table supported by simulated Greek columns, zebra patterned coffee table, Strass crystal chandeliers and sidelamps, bar with 70 bottles and bookcases so high there is a spiral staircase on wheels to reach the shelves, But the bedroom is where Louis XIV may have flipped. The bed is 6-feet 6-inches square on a dais with mechanical controls to give an easy therapeutic vibration, or a rousing one, or to raise foot and head in various accordion ways. CROWN ATOP Canopy, of course, with crown atop. Bathroom with enormous half-sunken tub and gold swans' head fixtures throughout. Flocked wallpaper on foil, shades varying. At Versailles, the marble is real. At Circus-Circus it's simulated. Louis XIV, the world arbiter of taste around year 1700, had an architect named Mansard builders recognize the name to this day. One feature of Versailles is absent at Circus-Circus. It's the railing behind which the courtiers and hangers-on waited for a chance to help the king off with his pants in the evening and on in the morning. That way they could have a quiet word, hoping for a favorable answer. Once in bed and the courtiers gone, the King had secret passages to his intimate apartments. Circus-Circus isn't all that much different. The Royal Suite connects directly to four normal occupancy rooms, and there are two inconspicuous sorties into the hallways. ft 1 1 w 1 l gwr - i n y .3 t'Hi 4 f 1 & J'kS" fc' v. - A- v l 'J d -'4 f Sheldon Range hearing set Police back candidates A public hearing on recent changes in the management of the Charles Sheldon Antelope Range will be held Friday at the Pioneer Auditorium. The public hearing is being called by the Congressional Public Lands Subcommittee and will be led by chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. John Melcher, D-Mont. Nevada Congressman James Santini will also attend the meeting which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Among the issues expected to be discussed is the transfer of range management from the joint supervision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management to the BLM alone, and the temporary designation of more than 400,000 acres of the range as a wilderness area. The BLM will assume full management of the Sheldon range on July 1. No other public meetings on the Sheldon range have been scheduled by the subcommittee. RALPH CINFIO Wadsworth principal appointed Ralph Cinfio was appointed principal of the Natchez Elementary School by the Washoe School Board this week. Cinfio will assume duties at the Wadsworth school July 1. The 39-year-old teacher replaces Al DiChiara, who is being transferred to the Verdi Elementary School. Cinfio has been teaching the fifth grade at Alice Maxwell School in Sparks since 1972. Before, he taught at Jessie Beck School and the East Ely Elementary School Cinfio, a native of Ely, is married with three children. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Utah State. Hearings set on bids to increase gas rates Gazette Carson City Bureau The Nevada Public Service Commission has scheduled August public hearings in Elko and Las Vegas on the Southwest Gas Corp.'s application to increase natural gas rates by $7.2 million in Southern and Northern Nevada, including Carson City. A utility spokesman said at the time of its March 26 application that if the full request were granted by the commission, the average residential gas bill would increase by about $1.50 a month. There are about 18,400 customers in Northern Nevada. The Elko hearing will be held Aug. 22 at the county courthouse, with the Las Vegas session set for Aug. 19 at Public Service Commission headquarters. The utility says it needs the added ;7.2 million $3.5 million of which would come from Northern Nevada customers and $3.7 million from its southern ones to offset increased costs of supplies, materials, wages and taxes. Office seeks jobs for Washoe youths The Youth Employment Service (YES), a summer job program for young people of Washoe County aged 14-21, will begin operations June 9 at the Washoe County Fairgrounds agriculture building. Alice Cigno of the Reno office of the Nevada Employment Security Department (ESD) will again supervise the YES Office, entering its fifth year as a separate employment office strictly for youth. Mrs. Cigno is urging Washoe County employers to call her at the Reno Employment Office to list their job openings before the YES office opens. Mrs. Cigno also advises young persons coming to the YES office to dress so they are ready to go out on a job because in some cases employment can be immediate. She said jobs should be plentiful in the service occupations, but added the competition for skilled summer jobs is "pretty fierce." She said youths who begin their search earlv stand a much better chance of success. Last year", the Reno Area YES Office found summer jobs for more than 300 young men and women, Mrs. Cigno said. The YES program is sponsored annually by the Employment Security Department, which supplies supervisory staff, telephones and paperwork. Washoe County provides office space, furniture and utilities. The Reno Police Protective Association Wednesday announced their endorsement of three candidates running for election to the Reno City Council, and one candidate for the city attorney's office. Endorsed by the police association in the council races were William Granata, Marcel Durant, and incumbent Clyde Biglieri. Getting the nod for city attorney w as John White Fred Bradley, association vice president, in announcing the endorsements, said the membership of the group includes about 185 police officers, all of whom were given a ballot. Of these, he said, 91 ballots were returned with the majority endorsement of the above mentioned candidates. 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