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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 20

Reno, Nevada
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Tuesday, August 19, 1958
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2& KEXO EVENING GAZETTE August 19, 195S On fhe Gambling Front Tropicana Reopened; Casino Chief Fired LAS VEGAS UP A manag-iunder a court-approved reor-er, blaming lucky gamblers, I ganization plan under which closed down a big Las Vegas sino because the cash was run ning low Four hours later the doors were opened with the erstj Trie creditors asking the while manager on the outside. ;bankruptcy declaration said Mickey Colohan lost his job at they are owed a total of $166,-the Tropicana hotel, said hotel 3735. They were listed as Nevada President T. M. Schimberg, be-jElectrical Co., Roberts Roof cause "he failed to check with and Co Home Lumber proper authorities when he made I C0 ( LaS Vegas Machine Co., his announcement." the M and T and the schroer "BUST" FEARED jCo. Colohan, a 1 per cent owner 1 The petition alleged the Star-of the hotel, said he shut down;(just has transferred a portion the casino early today lest a big0f jts property to one or more winner bust the bank. of its creditors with the intent bchimberg said. However, tnat ; "new financing was raised for the resort's gambling operations at a meeting of stockholders last Wednesday in Chicago." Prior to his dismissal Colohan said the resources of the casino dwindled under a steady run of luck by bigtime gamblers during the past week. Former casino manager J. Kell Houssels, veteran Las Vegas gambler, replaced Colohan Monday. Colohan reported that a $300.-000 bankroll had dwindled to al most nothing since the Tropi cana opened in April, 195 . ASK BANKRUPTCY CARSON (AP) Alleging, that the hotel is favoring some creditors over others, six Las Vegas business firms asked federal court Monday to declare the big Stardust Hotel bank-: rupt The hotel recently was opened Primary Fight Growing Bitter (Continued from Page 11) evils of a bi-partisan political machine. The Las Vegan charges Sawyer favored the bi-partisan group when it was supporting the late Stn. Pat McCarran. Although not present for Franklin's dummy debate, Sawyer wasn't asleep. Taking his guns off Dicker-son for a moment, he shot back at Franklin with the charge that the Las Vegan's call for a Carson City housecleaning is a lot of hot air. "Certainly reforms are needed in Carson City," said Sawyer. "But government must be responsible and changes should not be made on the basis of whim or personal prejudice." Franklin has shown almost a crusader's fervor for the re placement of State Gaming Board Chairman Robbins Cahill and other top state leaders, be they Democrat or Republican. . Sawyer also booted Franklin's suggestion for enlarging the state supreme court. "I doubt that the people of the state will be impressed by this kind of administrative atti tude in which a state judicial institution is fundamentally to be changed because the governor disagrees with a decision," said the Elko district attorney. Sawyer also took a passing swipe at Dickerson. labeling him "Hesitatin' Harvey" for his comment that the attorney general's role in Carson City is one of a spectator instead of a participant in state affairs. "A number of other Democrats in state office hafe been able to work very successfully as participants," declared Sawyer. From Harlem slums to Forest Hills fame! In tls week's Saturday Erening Post, tennis champion Althea Gibson tells the story of her life few people know! You'll find oat about her Srild"' early life as a Harlem delinquent . . . learn how she survived battles, beatings and brawls as a child! You'll read the behind-the-srnes facts about her struggle to break into whhe" tennis . . . and discover how she almost destroyed the chances that were given her! And you'll get her frank opinion of the players and people she has met in her world-wide travels all in "I Wanted to be Somebody" by Althea Gibson. Also Can Nasser Take it All? What are his real motives? Read a vital behind-the-scenes report on the controversial new "leader" in the Middle East! IN ALL, 7 articles, 4 stories, 2 serials, many cartoons and exciting photographs. Get your copy today wherever magazines are sold! A CURTIS MAGAZINE I ca-;RelIa and Jake Factor of Los Angeles are ultimately to invest some $4,000,000 in the enter- !Drise f referrine them over others and has engaged in other acts harmful to some creditors. TAKES NEW TACK CARSON. JP Attorney Thomas Foley took another legal tack Monday in behalf of the shuttered New Star Casino in Winnemucca. Foley asked the state supreme court for permission to seek a new review by District Judge John Sexton of the state's jXn5s wilI inSure better entries cheating case against the Newjand a larger numDer cf iocal Star. Ihnrcoi! ntrfr1 Vrnct savs r oiey arguea mat juuge oca ton erred earlier when he modified the state tax commission's order to close the casino. In stead of suspending the gambling games for brief periods, the judge should have reversed the state altogether because of insufficent evidence of cheating, declared Foley. A hearing on the attorney's IP100" JaMet for 3." uc jicai u ai uic actiuc nine: 10 111a motion for dismissal of the state appeal of Judge Sexton's suspension ruling. Cool Million For Curiosity LAS VEGAS. Aug. 19. LP) Airman Leslie Simms' consuming curiosity about a little red button is figured today to have Loyalton, Flori Roberti of Wads-cost the air force a cool million worth and Paul Roberti of Reno, dollars. and three sisters. Mrs. Lizzie Simms yielded to temptation ! last night and pushedthe littl red button as he was taxiing an F-100D Super Sabre jet to its parking place at Nellis Air Force base. The button gnited the jet's after burner, which did all the things it was supposed to do namely give the craft a tremendous burst of speed. The jet shot across the runway, zoomed through a fence across U. S. highway 91 and ploughed 250 feet into the des ert. At this point, Airman Simms no longer curious leaped from the cockpit. Just in time, too. The plane exploded and was consumed by fire. Unhappy air force officials said only that they are investigating. Mercury lets you stretch cut mm m 5 fl - js ii mm Mmv Efh m m&t. m n m jm. m m mm mM m B 8 m.m . wiiii?? suBiuniny pur umw Jftmmmmwmmmwm yjy i COME IN! LET US SHOW YOU HOW TO LIVE Six people can fit in almost any standard-size car today. But how often have you been comfortable with more than four passengers? Mercury gives you extra inches inside to eliminate the "squeeze." Six adults can sit back without touching. Extra comfort is just one example of Mercury's approach to building cars. Mercury gives you more than you might expect more than ordinary cars offer. You'll find this equally true of Mercury's performance and ride. Mercury's Marauder V-8 engines (up to 360 hp) are the most advanced in the industry-give you more power from less gas. Mercury's ride is a Full-Cushion ride full-time smoothness on any road. The price? It's never been easier to own a Mercury. Don't miss the big television hit, "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW," Sunday evening, 8:00 to 9:00. Station KOLO-TV, Channel 8 ACT NOV SAVE BIG! SEE YOUR MERCURY DEALER TODAY! Washoe Fair ' Horse Race Board Named A racing committee, directed by Harry Frost, has been appointed to handle the races at the Washoe county fair Sept. 11, 12, 13 and 14. Formation of the committee was announced by Louis Capur-ro, president of the fair board, who noted that in past years Frost has been a one-man race committee and that this year Frost asked help so a better racing program could be presented. Capurro and Clarence Thornton, secretary-manager of the fair, are on the committee along with Bill Luce, Bill Daniels, Bill Mitun, Jack Evans, Paul Brown, Johnnie Petronovich and Bob McClure. McClure has been named racing secretary and will accept entries. Frost has arranged through the county to have the track at the Washoe county fairgrounds kept in good condition so horses mav be trained early. Death Claims Reno Native Reno native Alfred Roberti, a Loyalton, Calif., rancher, died Sunday in Sierra Valley hospital where he had been a patient for only two days. Mr. Roberti was born in Reno Oct. 15, 1890 and was a charter members of the Sierra Valley Grange No. 466. Active in the Sierra Valley soil conservation district, he was serving as a director at the time of his death. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Josephine Roberti, a son Elmer Roberti and a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Miles, all of Loyalton; his father Floriano Roberti of Reno; three brothers, Joe Roberti of Scolari and Mrs. Glenn Grigsey both of Reno and Mrs. George Goodwin of Crestline, Calif. Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral services, under direction of the Anderson Mortuary of Portola, Calif., will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Loyalton Community church with the Rev. Robert Gwinn officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton cemetery. CA3IERA TAKEN' Theft of camera equipment valued at $287 was reported to Reno police Monday night by Gerald Downs of Ft. Wayne, Ind. He told officers the equipment was taken from his auto while parked on North Center street near Fifth street. Other articles of value in the auto were not touched, said Downs. .4' i 3 PERFECT TOPPER for wardrobe she is receiving from Gray Reid's irt Reno is shown to Judy Wadsworth, right, Miss Nevada, 1958, by Miss Mamie West, millinery buyer for the department store. Below, Judy is shown latest in shoe styles by Calvin Riggs of Gray Reid's shoe department. Miss Nevada will use her new wardrobe when she represents state in Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City next month. (Dondero photo) v l J , v ! r 1 ; 3 k t I ?VL , - ; r jy : Three Citations After Accident Three traffic violations were charged against Lamar Davis, 31, of Nixon Monday evening after he was involved in an auto accident, according to Reno police. Officers said Lamar ran into the rear of a vehicle driven by- Edward B. Smith, 28, of 1649;eric Joliot-Curie, Nobel prize- Sparks Ave., Sparks. Smith had stopped his auto on Secondidied last Thursday. BIG-DRIVE BIG-OH v l-r- PERFORMANCE CHAMPION jf "T--I JU HU mum 1 . 1 I l ujiihj ll I ' 1 . h . " . .r?;t . t jr. f lap - .? rw ,-t I i : " it h ' W -i .- street in the construction area near Kietzke lane. Davis was charged with drunk driving, following too closely and driving without a license. HONOR SCIENTIST PARIS, Aug. 19. (JP A state funeral was held today for Fred- winning nuclear scientist. He A SMALL BUDGET f v I i If' FOR '58 New Freeway Request Sent To Washington Request for approval of Reno's controversial Third street elevated freeway is on its way through channels to the bureau of public roads in Washington, D. C, says William Smith, BPR engineer for Nevada. The latest freeway request, eliminating for the time being underpasses at Ralston street way board, city councils of Reno and 17th street in Sparks, has the approval of the state highway board, city ciuncils of Reno and Sparks and the Washoe county commissioners. The request is contained in a letter from Huston Mills, state highway engineer, forwarded to Smith and through him to the regional BPR office in San Francisco and on to Washington. Smith explained that the underpasses will be reconsidered when the freeway is in the de sign stage. Washington officials have determined that federal interstate funds cannot be used for the construction of the passes to serve north-south traffic. Mills has said the underpass may be made part of the freeway through the use of federal primary or urban funds and that the present request is to expedite final action on the long-delayed freeway link. Ensines of a U.S. jet bombe flying at 365 miles per hour de- develop more horsepower than 400 autos of 200 horsepower each. " V AND SIX SEGO MILK COUPONS! For everyday use or party use you'll be delighted with this attractive Therm-O-Pitchejc in decorator shades of Mint Green and Sherwood Green. Order now for yourself and for gifts. BUILDERS 0 InlgfflWI - - lew.. . .. s -.v . . . ' ill . , m I f $2.50 t; ' . I? j VALUE I j v j M! only 1 1 i m : P. 1274 STOLEN MONEY ORDERS LEAD TO MAN'S ARREST LAS VEGAS VP) A New York man was arrested early today and accused of transporting stolen money orders from Cleveland, Ohio, across state lines. David Lee Thompson, 28, was arrested on a warrant from, ; Newark, N.J. FBI agents and sheriff's offi-, cers arrested Thompson and' three companions outside a re-j sort hotel. In their apartment here agents said approximately $7,500 in American Express money orders were found. I Protest Tests TOKYO. Aug. 19 (JP The (Japanese government today for mally protested. Britain's decision to resume nuclear tests at Christmas Island. Counssellor A. L. Mayall of the British Embassy was called to the foreign office and handed a note of protest. The Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, "H.M.S. Pinafore," satirizes naval officers who get rank by influence. HEAR TY COBB SPORTSGAST F.10H. through SAT. 5:45 P.M. KNEV-FM, KATO , or KVLV - Fallon ff in?! msmmm "1 .-Y 1 - - -s " 1 . ,1 r . i COMPANION 3 MATCHING TUMBLERS Crystal-clear plastic liner slips into Sherwood Green base to give double-wall insulation. Large 12 ounce size for summer drinks. $2.25 value. "J ' MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. For each Therm-O-Pitcher send six coupons and $1.00 (includes 21 for packing and postage). For each set of 3 matching Therm-O-Tumblers send six coupons and $l.tX) (includes 21 for packing and postage). Send to: SEGO PREMIUM DEPARTMENT; 350 Mission Street, San Francisco. 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