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I RENO EVENING GAZETTE PHONE 3-3161 REJNO, NEVADA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1953 TAGE FIFTEEN PIANO FLOATS IX AIR Lee Grabel is shown above guiding piano over stage in civic auditorium in State building as part of magic show sponsored by Reno Lions Club last night. Illusion is big feature of the show, which contains many other acts of all sorts, and which amused large crowd. Closing performance including presentation of young woman "Human Cannon Ball" will take place tonight. Proceeds will be placed in Lions Club welfare fund. (Christensen photo). Two Legislative Veterans Study Call of Session ELKO Sen. John E. Robbins, veteran Elko county legislator, and M. E. "Ted" McCuistion, speaker of the Nevada assembly for 1953, are not opposed to a special session of the legislature to consider school problems as they affect Washoe and Clark counties. However, they do insist that Gov. Charles Russell carefully spell out the program if a session is held and that facts and figures be provided to support the need of a special session. Both of the lawmakers gave approval to Governor Russell's idea to have a layman's committee study the subject and report to him. Speaker McCuistion declared he wished to refute a statement made in the western part of the state that members of the assembly would endeavor to embarass the governor in t h e event a special session is called. "It is my considered opinion," he said, "that there would be no concerted effort to discredit the governor in any worthwhile program to solve the school problems in the state of Nevada." Both legislators see such a special session shot through with "political dynamite," in which the governor would be charged with the failure of the session in the event $50,000 was spent to hold it and nothing worth while was accomplished. Senator Robbins wonders where the money is coming from and says the legislature has provided a program of revamping assessed valuations. "I have been told you can stand on any corner in Reno or Las Vegas and see a million dollars worth of property which is not on the assessment rolls," he declared. But he feels the assessor who makes the necessary adjustments will be defeating himself for election next year. Speaker McCuistion says the assessors already have the power to adjust valuations in Clark and Washoe counties to raise the necessary funds. He admits that the money will not become available immediately but that loans could be made from the state finance board at interest rates of 3 per cent, guaranteed by the increased valuations, which would mean additional taxation. However, his pet theory is that the greatest good can be attained by the consolidation of school districts in the sttae, making each county a school district, or even narrowing the districts to 10 in the state. He says there are 33 in Elko county now and some 600 in the state. The inefficiency and cost of such a system must be evident, he claims. He said the bill drafters in Carson have been considering such legislation for a number of. years and that the idea is not new with legislators. Meanwhile, Elko Toastmasters met Tuesday night to discuss this and other issues. They were practically unanimous in their opposition to a special session. They favored letting the counties involved settle their own problem, without the burdensome expenditure upon the state of $50,000 for a special session. Some of them pointed to the fact that Elko district recently voted $400,000 for a grammar school addition and that if more money is needed in the other counties they should change their valuations and secure it through the property tax from which Nevada gets the bulk of its tax monies. Cooler Weather Is in Prospect Cooler "weather was in prospect for Reno 'residents during the next 24 hours as a cold front was moving slowly into the mainland from the Pacific coast today. The main front was centered over Klammath Falls, Ore., this morning. ) The high today should be about the same as Wednesday, 84, with a low of 35 predicted for the early morning hours Friday. The high Friday probably will dip to between 75 and 80 degrees, reported the weather forecaster. RICH NEW NEVADA TOWN OF WINCHESTER FOUNDED Clark Commissioners Authorize Name For New Community on Las Vegas Strip LAS VEGAS A new town was added ' to Nevada's quaint list of communities today as the board of county commissioners authorized the adoption of the name "Winchester" for the area formerly known as Paradise Town A. In addition to getting a new name, the town figures to be one of the richest per capita in the world, since it covers practically all of the multi-million-dollar resort hotel industry, plus several costly motels and the expectation that another 20,000,000 in new hotels will, be erected in the near future. Winchester presently embraces Hotels Sahara. El Ran-cho Vegas, and the Thunder-bird, as well as the Last Frontier Village, the Las. Vegas race track and numerous motels and some private residences. Ready for construction are the Casablanca and Sunrise Hotels. Under state law, unincorporated towns receive half the license money collected therein, and with countless gambling tables and slot machines, this will make the new town about the most "solvent" in the country. Winchester was chosen as the name of the new town after competition among the residents discarded such suggestions as Mc-Carran, Sunset- Heights, Empire, Silverado, Tiffany and Valhalla. Winchester was said to have a more Western flavor and met approval of the residents. With the new designation, Town B will no longer be known by that alphabetical designation either, since it will become simply Paradise. But even that area will be somewhat appropriately named since within its boundaries are such establishments as the Desert Inn, Sands and Flamingo Hotels, plus the fast growing Paradise Valley small ranch area. iVelfare Group Problems Aired ELKO, New, (JPi Nevada's population particularly in Las Vegas is growing so fast it may cause a lot of problems in the future, the state's welfare experts agree. The welfare workers discussed these problems at a three-day meeting which ended in Elko. The meeting was attended by more than 100 delegates from all over Nevada. The delegates gave a lot of dis-c u s s i o n to over-enrollment in schools one big problem the state already faces as a result of the rapid population rise. They agreed, however, to take no action on the question until they see what results are forthcoming from the citizens' committee being appointed by Gov. Charles H. Russell. John Spangler. an official of the National Probation and Parole Association, also pointed out that soaring population invariably brings an increase in crime. Spangler recommended that the state start taking steps now to meet the additional crime problem when it comes. Dwight Nelson, chief probation officer for Washoe county, estimated that by 1960. if the present trend continues, Las Vegas will have replaced Reno as the state's largest city and will have a population of 80,000. Nelson predicted the population boost will give Las Vegas plenty of other headaches to go with its already acute shortage of school classrooms. Elected president of the Welfare Conference was Loren Belknap of the state welfare department at Reno. George R. Boucher, Elko justice of the peace, was named vice president. Other new officers are: Mrs. Grace Donehower of Reno, executive director of Washoe county Girl Scouts, secretary; Mrs. Leone Garrett of the White Pine county welfare department at Ely, treasurer; and Miss Clara Hodge of the Red Cross at Las Vegas, librarian. Old Favorite To Play Here Big Beanstalk Grows on Stage Reno Little Theater opens its children's season Saturday with the Barn Theater Touring Company production of "Jack and the Beanstalk." Shows will be given Saturday at 1, 3 and 7:30 p. m. and on Sunday at 1 and 3 p. m. For the third consecutive year the Barn Theater of Porterville, California's most outstanding children's theater, will visit Reno with another original child's play. With the suc cessful and enthusiastic reception of last year's production, "Raggedy Ann and Andy," the Barn Theater has again written it's own script based on another famous story. Children of Reno will watch the whole folk tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk" from the moment Jack sells his family cow for a handful of beans to the time that he cuts down the beanstalk plunging the ferocious giant to his death at the climax of the play. The play, which lasts slightly more than an hour, will actually show the beanstalk growing up from the ground to. the sky, and the huge and terrible giant as a prominent part in the excitement. Months of research into the authentic background of the folk tale have enabled the theater to present an accurate and highly entertaining live play about the brave Jack, the giant killer. The box office opens Thursday, and will be open daily between 1 and 5 for reservations. Parents are urged to reserve seats as all performances of the children's theater are sell-outs. Angella Gardella Passes in Sparks Mrs. Angela Gardella. a resident of Nevada for more than 50 years, died early this morning at her home, 542 Seventh St., in Sparks. A native of Genova. Italy, where she was born Nov. 13, 1S83. Mrs. Gardella came to the United States when she was 15 years old. She and the late Michael Gardella were married in St. Thomas Aquinas cathedral in 1899. They first lived in Wadsworth but moved to Sparks when the Sotuhern Pacific shops were moved there. Mr. Gardella, prior to his death in 1930 wdfe part owner for many years of the Lincoln hotel in Sparks. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Tessie Cassettari of Sparks, and three great grandchildren, Christie, Jerry and Brent Gardella, all of Reno. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Margherita Tacchino, Mrs. Assunta Lavagnino and Mrs. Maria Fer-retto, and a brother Guiseppe Brazzo, all of Genova. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p. m. Friday in the Ross-Burke chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a. m. Saturday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Sparks. DOCTOR HONORED Honored last week in Chicago was Dr. Thomas K. Hood of Elko who was awarded a fellowship from the American College of Surgeons. To gain the awardt, the Elko doctor was required to fulfill specific requirements for acceptable medical education and advanced training as a specialist in one of the branches of surgery. Admiral Named As Speaker at Navy Day Meet John R. Redman Native of Reno Addresses Dinner Rear Adm. John R. Redman, a native of Reno, will return here Oct. 27 to speak at a Navy Day dinner to be sponsored by the Reno Council of the Psavy League. Jerry L'Estrange, chairman of the Navy Day observance by the council, announced today that Admiral Redman had accepted with pleasure the invitation tendered him to appear here. The admiral's letter said in part: "Needless to say, it will be a great pleasure to return to my home town for such an occasion." PROGRAMS ARRANGED The dinner," which will be held at the Riverside Hotel's Redwood room at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, is a part of Navy Day programs now feing arranged by the Navy League. Plans for classroom programs in schools and observance in churches are among the league projects for the day. The dinner is to be open to the public, and tickets, at $3.50 a person, are to go on sale Friday at Southworth's and the Riverside newsstand. Mrs. Redman, the former Elizabeth demons of Reno, is expected to accompany the admiral in his Reno appearance. Admiral Redman is in his second tour of duty as deputy commander. Western sea frontier, and deputy commander, Pacific reserve fleet, with headquarters at Treasure Island. From 1949 to August, 1933, he had served first as director of naval communications and director nf communications and electronics on the staff of the joint chiefs of staff. The son of Mrs. Katherine Williams Redman, 421 Hill St., and the late Dr. Joseph R. Redman, he was appointed to the naval academy in 1918. While a midshipman he participated in football and lacrosse, was captain of the wrestling team, and won fourth place as a light-heavy wrestler while representing the U. S. in the 1920 Olympic games at Antwerp, Belgium. Much of the admiral's early career in the navy, was in the communications field, although he commanded the destroyer USS Dale for a time in 1938. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was awarded the legion of merit for distinguished service in communications. "During World War II, Admiral Redman also received the ribbon for the navy unit commendation awarded the navy intelligence organization, and a gold star in lieu of a second legion of merit for his duties as communications officer on the staff of the commander of the Pacific fleet and Pacific ocean areas. Taking command of the battleship Massachusetts in May, 1943, the admiral led the ship safely through numerous air attacks and raids on the Japanese homeland, receiving for this a gold star, with combat "V," in lieu of a third legion of merit. The admiral and Mrs. Redman have one daughter, Mary Elizabeth. They make their home at Quarters Two, Yerba Buena Island. Hotel Executive Passes in Reno Newman Tucker, 59, of Hollywood, Calif., died Wednesday night in a local hospital after an illness of almost a month. Mr. Tucker, a publicity executive for Hull Hotels, Inc., became ill Sept. 19 when he was in Reno for the recent hotelmen's convention. He was publicity chairman of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and was one of the founders of the Redwood Empire Association. A native of Burlington, Iowa, he had lived in Hollywood for many years. Mr. Tucker was a member of the Hollywood Rotary club and the United Traveler's Association. Survivors include his widow, Annette, of Hollywood; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Tucker Nelson of Oakland; a son, Ross Tucker, U. S. Navy; and a granddaughter, Pamela Nelson of Oakland. The body will be accompanied to Hollywood for sendees and burial. O'Brien-Rogers Co., is in charge of local arrangements. Reno Major Upset In Gunnery Drill Major James Edwards of Reno who led all pilots in the third annual National Guard gunnery exercise in Boise, Ida, earlier this week and appeared to be the winner of the four-day competition, has dropped from first place out of the top ten. Major Edwards had chalked up the top score of any of the pilots, from the 23 wings participating in the exercise, for the first two days. The new leader is Major Harold C. Norman of Peoria. 111. who rocketed from fourth to first place on the third day of competition which ends today. . f- - t ;' :- . , . . f- ' ','!:' -. -- : . - . - ' ". . : w " "4 -v.- , ' V x'J , - DIES The Rev. James Asa White, above, director of Community Welfare, Inc., of Reno, died unexpectedly at his home in the Colonial apartments this morning. Reno Welfare Executive Is Taken by Death The Rev. James Asa White, .director-treasurer of the Community Welfare Inc. in Reno since 1946, was found dead this morning in his room at the Colonial Hotel at 118 West St. The Rev. Mr. White apparently died in his sleep Wednesday night or early Thursday of a heart ailment. He had resided at the Colonial for the last 10 years. The Rev. Mr. White had ap peared to be in excellent health re cently and had planned to attend the annual Nevada-Sierra Baptist church convention, scheduled next week in Las Vegas. He was a for mer treasurer of the association. CAME HER IN 1943 The Rev. Mr. White came to Reno from California in 1943 and was extremely active in church and so cial welfare work. After coming to this community, he was an associate pastor of the First Baptist church of Reno and later assumed the pastorship. For the last seven years, however, he had served as the-director-treasurer of the Community Welfare Inc., an affiliate of the Community Chest. His other activities in Reno in elude the former presidency of the Washoe County Ministerial Association and the Washoe County Council of Social Agencies, a mem bership in the Reno Rotary Club, the board of directors of the Reno YMCA and of the executive com mittee, appointed by the governor for the mid-century White House conference on work with children and youth. He was also instrumental in organizing the Nevada Social Welfare Conference. The Rev. Mr. White was born in Quitman, Miss., Aug. 24, 1886. His educational background was" extensive. He received an A.M. degree in social studies at the University of Louisville, a doctor's degree in history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, also in Louisville, and was engaged in graduate study in education at both the University of California and Chicago. GRADUATE STUDY At one time, he studied in the Summer on Community Organization at Columbia university in New York and later completed a course on graduate study in schools of social work, school of applied sciences. Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. During his life, the Rev. Mr. White was affiliated with numerous Baptist denominational activities, lie was a former general secretary of the Baptist Young People's Union of America, president of the World's Baptist Young People's Union, a member of the board of education of the Northern Baptist Convention, president of Colorado Women's College, executive secretary of the Yosemite National Park Church and a member of the executive committee for the World Baptist Alliance. National organizations with which he was affiliated included Phi Delta Kappa, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Conference of Social Work. The Rev. Mr. White is survived by his mother, Mrs. Thomas D. White of Quitman, Miss.; three daughters. Mrs. Ruth Helen Tins-man of 440 Wonder St., Reno, and Mrs. Mary Wilson of Modesto, Calif., and Mrs. Charlotte Berg of Oakland; a son, James Asa White, jr., of Sacramento; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Goble, Mrs. Mary Wright and Mrs. Collie Booker of Mississippi; and two brothers, Thomas D. White and Clarence F. White, also of Mississippi. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Ross-Burke Co. IMPROPER TURN Gary T. Wager, 20, of North Dakota, was charged with making an improper right turn Wednesday after he was involved in a two-car collision at Fourth and Lake streets. Joan A. Heckman, 17. 1840' i F St., Sparks, was the other driver involved. GOP Committee Session Called For Las Vegas Secretary McKay Will Be Speaker At Party Dinner Party finances will be the chief topic of discussion at a meeting of the Nevada Republican state central committee in Las Vegas. Tues day, Oct. 27, Parker Liddell, GOP state chairman said today. Also on the agenda will be plans for the 1954 election campaign. Liddell announced that he had called the meeting to co-incide with a statewide gathering of Republi cans to greet Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay, who will be principal speaker at a GOP fund raising banquet the evening of Oct. 27. The state chairinan said he considered the meeting of paramount importance and that he had called it at a time convenient for all members of the committee to attend. Preparations for the fund raising banquet are nearing completion and a crowd of about 500 is expected to gather at the Thunder-bird hotel for the affair. 'Master of ceremonies will be George Murphy, motion picture star who has long been active in the Republican party in California and who has been prominently mentioned to succeed Mclntyre Faires as Republican national committeeman from that state. Faires has resigned to accept a district judgeship. Secretary McKay, accompanied by Mrs. McKay, will arrive early on the morning of Oct. 27 and the secretary and his staff will be taken on an inspection trip of the Lake Mead area. Mrs. McKay will be guest of honor at a reception sponsored by Clark county women's groups in the afternoon. Conferences are being arranged for Secretary McKay with representatives of groups interested in reclamation, power, wildlife, fish and game, recreational areas and other activities within thes cope of his department. Groups interested in sending representatives to confer with the secretary have been asked to arrange appointments through the Republican national finance committee for Nevada. Letters setting forth the subject to be discussed, length of, time desired and delegate to attend should be sent to the committee at post office box 33 in Reno. .Arrangements, for the fund raising dinner and for McKay's conferences and visit are .being made through the national finance committee for Nevada and Roger Teg-lia, national finance chairman for the state today announced . the membership of the committee as follows: Mrs. Kay Johnson, Carson, Republican national committeewoman for Nevada; Parker Liddell of Reno, GOP state chairman; Paul McDermitt, Phillis Tilley. Margaret Strong, Rex Bell, Ed Fike, Ed Costello, Art Harris and George Von Tobel, all of Las Vegas and George Southworth sr., Louis W. Capurro, Kenneth Dillon, Mrs. C. V. Isbell, and Ernest S. Brown, all of Reno. The committee may be expanded later, it was announced. Elko Visitor Dies of Burns ELKO, New, Oct. 8. UP) A 22-year-old St. Louis man Michael Bligh of 507 East Dano St. died today of burns received in a freak gas stove explosion at a motel here last week. A Utah Catholic priest Father Joseph Valine, 56, of Milford is in St. Mary's hospital at Reno with severe burns suffered in the same accident. Father Valine's condition was reported by his physician to be "very good." Chief of Police Duane McClure of Elko gave this account of the explosion: Father Valine, driving east, had picked up the hitchhiking Bligh and the two stayed overnight here last Thursday. The priest arose early Friday and attempted to light a gas stove burner, but unknowingly turned on an oven valve in the process. The explosion followed a few minutes later when Bligh, sitting up in bed, started to light a cigarette. The match ignited gas fumes which had seeped into the room from the oven valve. Bligh, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bligh of St. Louis, was hospitalized here, but succumbed today. Father Valine was flown to the Reno hospital yesterday. Sparks Man Pilots Prince on Journey A former resident of Sparks and a University of Nevada graduate, Donald E. Kinkel, was the pilot on a stratocruiser carrying Crown Prince Akihito toward Japan from San Francisco today. The stratocruiser, forced to return to the San Francisco airport by an overheated bearing, resumed its trip two hours later. The crown prince, ending an extensive tour of the United States, quipped to Kinkel that the forced return would make "my third trip to the United States," the Associated Press reported. Mirfeir is As E x-Wife Mother of Two Fatally Shot; Slayer's Suicide Try Failure Bette Sue Fox, 21, mother of two small children, was shot and killed in her home at 74 Winter St. Wednesday afternoon. Her estranged husband, Robert Franklin Fox, 25, has been charged with murder. Fox, who apparently attempted suicide, is in Washoe Medical Center with a bullet in his head. Hospital authorities reported, however, that he is alive nd conscious. The young mother was shot while she was in a rear bedroom of the home while i the children, William, two. and Susan Louise, one, were playing outside. Police said Mrs. Fox was shot twice, once from behind and once from the side. They reported that both shots were fired at close range and hit the victim in the head. TRIES SUICIDE Fox apparently placed the muz zle of the .38 caliber revolver in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Detectives said this morning that the bullet lodged above his eye. In the home at the time of the shooting were Mrs. Mary Hoff-meister, rooming there, and Mrs. Fox' grandmother, Mrs. Susan Ames. Mrs. Fox had planned to obtain a divorce. Sheriff's deputies said divorce papers were presented to Fox at about 3:30 p. m., just half an hour before he is believed to have arrived at the Winter street address. Mrs. Fox' copies of the papers were lying on a dresser in her bedroom when she was shot. An investigation was conducted at the scene by police, a sheriff's deputy and assistant district attorneys William Raggio and Emile Gezelin. rLAYS WITH TOTS Mrs. Hoffmeister said Fox came to the home at about 4 p. m., while Mrs. Fox was in the shower. She j said Fox played with the children, then waited impatiently for Mrs. Fox to emerge from the bathroom. When Mrs. Fox came from the bathroom, the husband and wife went to the rear bedroom. Mrs. Hoffmeister told investigators she heard three shots, but heard no quarrel. Police were called by a telephone operator at 4:43 p. m. Racing to the scene they met Fox walking toward them across the lawn. His head was bleeding badly, they said, but he put out his hands for handcuffs and said, "Put them on, I just killed my wife." Before leaving the house, Fox asked Mrs. Hoffmeister to care for the children. Going to the rear bedroom, police found Mrs. Fox dead, lying in a pool of blood four feet in diameter. Deputies reported that Fox telephoned the sheriff's office at 3 p. m. to say he had been out earlier in the day, but was at home and would accept divorce papers they were to serve. A deputy had attempted to serve them earlier in the day but found Fox absent. "He didn't seem especially angry or upset," the deputy who took the phone call said. "He just acted like a man who was resigned to the idea, and wanted to get it over with.". Funeral services for Mrs. "Fox will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Ross-Burke chapel with the Rev. George C. Schroeder of St. Luke's Lutheran church, clergyman. Burial will be in Mountain View cemetery. Mary Robinson Succumbs Here Mrs. Mary Robinson, 82, died this morning at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Iowa Aug. 19, 1871, Mrs. Robinson had made her home in Reno for some time and was a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the First Baptist church. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Ethel Scott of Reno and the mother-in-law of Howard Steinmetz. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Helen Covert of Ukiah, Calif.; a nephew, Lionel It. Scott of Reno and two nieces in Illinois. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ross-Burke Co. " Instructor Dies As Jet Crashes LAS VEGAS An instructor-pilot was fatally injured and his passenger-student hurt late yesterday as a T-33 jet training plane crashed shortly after taking off from a Nellis air force base runway, the air force reported today. Both airmen were taken from the plane alive, but the instructor died a few hours later, the air force said. The student remained in a critical condition at the Nellis base hospital, but it was believed he may survive. Names of the two were being withheld pending notification of next of kin. FAILS TO HELD William L. Mason, 31. of Mc-Gill. was charged with failure to yield right of way Wednesday after his car and one driven by Mrs. William Gillis. 230 Thoma St., collided at California avenue and Virginia street. Charged f ' .- 1 ' f I Jr v- ' ' ,11 y . ' ' i HONORED One of first two Nevadans to be named recipient of national 4-H alumni recognition award is Andrew Hanson, above, of Washoe county. Also honored was Mrs. Frank Winch-ell of Elko county. Former 4Hers Receive Honors Nevada Alumni Award Is Made Andrew Hanson of Washoe county was honored this week when he was named one of two Nevada recipients of the;' National 4-H Alumni Recognition Awa&L, Mr. I lanson. . and !Mrs; . Frank Winchell of Elko- county, were the first Nevadans to be named as outstanding. ex-4-H Club members from this state. A new honor program has been initiated by the national committee on boys and girls club work to honor former members of the 4-H whose accomplishments following active club membership exemplify effective community leadership, service to 4-H club work, and success in their chosen careers. RECORDS MADE Hanson's name was selected from among records submitted by county agent Archie Albright of persons from Washoe county who have continued their interest in 4-H work for many years after graduating from the program themselves, according to Paul L. Ma-loney, state director of the 4-H program. . . From the records submitted. Mr. Hanson was a club member eight years, served as president and secretary of his community club; was a member of the Washoe county and state judging teams. He won a trip to the National Club Congress in Chicago, and took many blue ribbons and prizes during iris career. Since graduating from 4-H club work, Hanson has been active in county and community affairs. H- has served as chairman of the Brown Huffaker Farm Bureau center for eight years; president of the Washoe county Farm Bureau for two years; was a member of the Washoe county Farm Bureau board of directors for six years; served as secretary, treasurer, overseer, and master of the Nevada Star Grange; has held many offices in the Odd Fellows Lodge in Sparks: is a member of the Farmers Home Administration advisory committee; superintendent of Union Sunday school for the last five years; is a member of Virginia City Lions club; and is chairman of Washoe county PMA committee. ' Mr. Hanson was a 4-H club leader for two years and has been a leader of several 4-H projects. His wife, son and daughter have all been ardent 4-H club members. And young Robert Hanson is following in his father's footsteps as he was recently awarded a trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago for carrying out the best farm crops program in 4-H work in Nevada during 1933. Robert follows his father to Chicago after 27 years. Property Stolen. Theft of more than $300 worth of property from his car was reported to Reno police Wednesday by Richard M. Watts, 127 Keystone Ave. Watts said his car was parked behind 131 West Third St. Included in the stolen items were a rifle, clothing, several pieces of luggage and a file case with valuable personal papers.

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