Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on December 20, 1968 · Page 22
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v-a ai m v lit'1'' 1 UK T 2-Friday, December 20, 1968, Reno Evening Gazette Circus Circus Pledges to Pay $1.2 Million, Hints Merger Circus Circus pledged Thurs-I The Nevada Gaming Commis- day to the state it will pay!sj0n ordered the new gambling $1.2 million in construction debts and hinted of a merger deal with another Las Vegas Strip casino, Caesars Palace. hall to make arrangements to pay the bills owed to subcontractors by Jan. 21, or face the possibility of closure by the I "We have a lot of money in state. the bank and we'll have $2.5 Jay Sarno, president of Circus million more by the end of Jn-Circus, which opened in a $4 uary. million structure shaped like a We'll be making some 'ather circus tent on Oct. 18, said, startling announcements of a Vegas Gambling Bid Approved The Nevada Gaming Commission approved Thursday Dclbert Coleman, former president of Seeburg Corp. in Chicago, to operate gambling at the Fremont and Aladdin Hotels in Las Vegas. Coleman, a 43-ycar-old attorney, has acquired a major interest in ParvinDohrmann Co., Agriculture Department Makes Report WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department's final report of the year estimated the 1968 production of corn for grain at 4,374,840,000 bushels. The wheat crop was put at 1,570,433,-000 bushels. The corn estimate compares with 4,439,758,000 bushels forecast a month ago, with last year's revised production estimated of 4,760,076,000, and with the 1962-66 average of 3.862,300,000 bushels. Last month's wheat forecast compared with a revised estimated of 1,522,382,000 bushels for 1967 and the 1962-66 average of 1,229,893,000 bushels. axLos Angeles based hotel fur- mitted to buy interests ranging nishings company which is the from five to one per cent. landlord of the two hotels. The commission told Mr. and He'll be the sole owner of casino operating corporations at the hotels. The commission, at its regular monthly meeting, also approved new investments at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, and allowed 40 persons, mostly employes, to acquire minor interests. Major owner of the Flamingo is financier Kirk Kerkorian. Hotel president Alex Shoofey and Fred Benninger, James Newman, James Aljian and lawyer William Singleton were per- Minuteman Missile Firing Successful INSTALLED Reno Council No. 4, Royal and Select Masters, York Rite Bxi ies of Nevada, installed Ray mond W. Cable, illustrous master; Evan F. Botts, deputy master, Arthur E. Bevis, principal conductor of the Work, Clarence K. Jones, treasurer, Frank J. Gorman, treasurer emeritus, Gerald E. Bean, recorder, Le-land B. Eckley, chaplain, Dor-man G. Patten, captain of the guard, Gilbert L. Branstetter, conductor of council, Fred E. Parisi, steward, Andrew Anderson, sentinel, and Lawrence U. Metcalf, trustee. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A Minute- man II intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully sent down the Western Test Range to . a predetermined target to day, the Air Force said. The 6:30 a.m. launch, which tested components involved in the refinement of the Minute- man system, was conducted by an Air Force-industry team un der the direction of an air Force systems command of the 6595 Aerospace Test Wing. No other details were given. Mrs. Donald Laughlin they can operate their Riverside Resort & Casino at Davis Dam another month on a conditional license, overruling the gaming control board which wanted to shut down the club on Dec. 31. The board is investigating Laughlin for what chairman Frank Johnson terms bad judg ment. It will rule next month whether the Laughlins will be granted a permanent license. "Laughlin manages to get into some scrapes and never seems to have any remorse," said board member Wayne Pearson. Laughlin was involved recent ly in a scuffle at a North Las Vegas casino. His attorney, William Morris, said Laughlin "was clobbered on the head by a security guard after the guard grabbed his wife by the throat. Morris complained the Laugh lins have been operating on con ditional licenses for 2Vi years, adding there is no justification for the latest procrastination by gaming authorities. In other action, the commission approved: Latron Inc. of Reno to manufacture and distribute an elec tronic poker machine. The com mission overruled a board recommendation which would have prevented Ed Schmidt - from working for Latron. A bingo game at the Silver Spur in Carson City. The casino was ordered one year ago to remove bingo from the prenv ises. large merger with principals in Caesars Palace next week." Asked by newsmen to elabo rate, Sarno said the deal involves stock and he said he didn't want to make any pre mature disclosures because of Securities and Exchange Comm's-sion regulations; Sarno, Jud Mcintosh and other major owners of Circus Circus are also investors in Caesars. The commission also ordered BOYS BORN STONEBORO, Pa. (AP) -Dora Reiser is a great grandmother of 12, three of them born the same day in different cities. "I was just thrilled," said Mrs. Reiser, a widow. "There hadn't been a boy in my family for 19 years until yesterday." a thorough investigation of new loans at Circus Circus. "It would be money is being brought in from outside sources," said Commissioner George Von To- bel. The casino has a conditional state gambling license which is due to expire Dec. 31. But the commission allowed the license to run until Jan. 21, the date of the next commission meeting On Oct. 9, the casino's general contractor, R. C. 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