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Tuesday, August 2, 1955
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RENO EVENING GAZETTE PHONE 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1955 PAGE ELEVEN FROM COLLEGE ART DIRECTOR TO WILD-ANIMAL TRAINER Prof. George J. Keller, who used to draw pictures as art director of Pennsylvania State Teachers College, now draws crowds as wild-animal trainer of the eighth annual Kerak Shrine-Polack Bros. Circus, to be seen at Mackay Stadium, August 3-6. In one picture herewith he is shown drawing a caricature of Nosey, one of his lions; in the other he poses with Flash, the cheetah, one of the jungle big cats of seven different varieties he presents in the circus. Stardust Hotel Project Closed Dispute With Labor Unions Brings Layoff; Stralla Death Inquiry Ends LAS VEGAS. More than 650 workers on the Stardust Hotel nroiect were off work today as the entire program came to a standstill in the wake of the sudden death Sun day of Stardust president Tony Cornero Stralla. The layoff of the workers was brought about by a dispute with labor unions represented on -the job and not in the nature of a memorial to the deceased hotel promoter, it was explained. 'iffif " 5)f HI " ? I . sis f - iXJ as Circus Days in Reno Near As Eighth Annual Shrine Show Equipment Is Set Up The eierhth annual Kerak I such "scattered communities Shrine-Polack Bros. Circus is be- Lovelock, Fallon, Fernley, Wads ine installed at Mackay stadium worth, Nixon, Verdi, Virginia tnHav in nrpnaratinn for nerform- Citv. Davton. Carson, Stewart, ancps to be eiven twice daily, at Minden, Gardnerville, Wellington -i nrr? 8-1; WtvinP:Hav TTiurs- Yerinston. Schurz. Mina and day, Friday and Saturday. Gabbs in Nevada and from Lester J. Hilo. general chair- Truckee and the Lake Tahoe area nan of Kerak Temple's 7 circus in California committee, estimated that some PROVIDE LUNCHES 4500 children from dozens of Ne- Lunches will be provided for vada towns and nearby California most of those coming by bus at points will attend the opening idlewild park prior to the circus. matinee and that almost as many Lunches for those riding the train from the Reno-Sparks area will will be placed on board for the be on hand Thursday afternoon. TICKETS DONATED For most of these, the chance to see the circus was made pos sible by blocks of tickets donated by business and professional men, General contractor Donald Patterson said the men on the various crafts were paid off yesterday and given no definite word when they will be asked to return. WANT ASSURANCE The job is closed down and will remain closed until the Stardust can have assurance from all the unions involved that as long as it abides by the rules the unions write, there will be no iurtner illegal shutdowns," Patterson de clared. Patterson said that several "meaningless" labor disputes had seriously hindered work on the 1500-room hotel project. Meanwhile, an investigation into the death of Stralla ended Nevada Income In 1955 Tops $27 Million State government income from local and federal sources topped 27 million dollars in the fiscal year 1955, a marked increase over revenues of the preceding year, according to a report of the Nevada Taxpayers Association. Total income for the year, which ended June 30. 1955 was i if I J I rro-T onff riT'7 rri rr r -- rr yesterday as suddenly as the r.o-.. oner's jury deliberated for only ceived in fiscal year 1954. a few minutes before announcing I STATE $18,766,048 that death was caused by corona- Income from state sources was ry thrombosis. $18,766,048 in 1955, compared OFFICIALS WRATHY with S16.078.574 for the previous Edwards Brothers mortuary oi year, 1 TT'll. i l 4. f tseveny nms oore me uiuuL Federa, Erants to Nevada x iu c i i .fc:A .in ri.A.i u me wram 01 iocdi uiiicidis, amounted to $9,318,795 in 1955 were upset oyer irregularities m while the state received $8,453,- connecuon wun u.e uiuuiiB 250 from the same source in 1954. this hrwlir I Coroner John Mendoza saidthe e increase incoinccm f rom nn nr ti, mnrti,ar,, wacim. state sources was $2,687,474, and wise". What Mendoza and Glen federal Srants ned 5s65-544 E. Bodell. chief deputy coroner Principal increase in state m- NEVADA NATIONAL FOREST EXPANSION is discussed by Rep. Cliff Young, right and Ernest F. Swift, assistant director of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife service, in the latter's office in Washington. Rep. Young and Mr. Swift discussed inclusion of Mt. Charleston portion of Desert Game Range in southern Nevada in in Nevada National Forest and the two also con ferred on the Sheldon Antelope Refuge Washoe county. Conference was one of many held in last few days by Rep. Young who is cleaning up Washing details preparatory to returning to Nevada following adjournment of congress, expected momentarily. Switchboard Is Installed In Cily Hall Better telephone service for people calling city hall is expected to be the result of a central who handled' the case, objected come was traceable to gambling switchboard installation now un to was a telephone call from the taxes and licenses. The state re- mortuary several hours after the ceived $3,805,003 from this source death. While Bodell was making m iysD, compared witn lbi4 re- his investigation, a mortuary offi- ceipts of $2,284,938, a gam of $1,- cial instructed him not to move ou.uoo. the body or touch anything until Higher taxes which went into they got here. effect in April accounted for Bodell told the mortuary of fi- about $700,000 of the gambling cial that there is a state line be- tax increase. The remaining $800,- tween Las Vegas and Los Angeles 000 is traceable to increased gam- derway. City Manager Ira E. Gunn said today. Now offices of the city hall have separate independent telephones with different numbers. The new system will have ne under trees. RENO ELM BEETLE WAR ENDED SUCCESSFULLY Spray Placed on 4507 Trees Saves Leaves At Cost of $3380; Property Owners Happy Reno's elm-bettle-control campaign is ended, City Manager Ira 3unn reported today. Al Russell, of the Russell Pest Control Co., which sprayed the city's elm trees, said 4,507 had been sprayed at 75 cents each, for a total cost of $3,380.25. Russell was pleased with the results of the spray job, and grate ful to citizens who lived in the sprayed areas and registered just a few complaints about such items as DDT spray on their cars parked switchboard operator who will route incoming calls to the proper offices. Gunn said people now call one "All the people were very nice," Russell said. "Some were dis turbed about the spray on their cars hut wprp vprv nlpasant whpn intcu una tftuj uiiu mjhLivu uuu ia HOLCaulC lu craotTU I ... . . , . , ,m , . , w - j i- - ' - - - - - and that "we are perfectly capa- Mine activitv. nrimarilv in Las pmce. omy to lino, mat iney nave we told them it could be washed olf easily with soap and water, The campaign was authorized by the city council almost two months ago when councilmen ble of handling our own affairs Vegas, the association reported. here Bodell said the mortuary was apparently attempting a violation of the Nevada law in trans- RECEIPTS LISTED Following are the receipts from to call another. The switchboard is to have ten trunk lines and 40 telephones. Al though the same number of tele- local sources for the two fiscal phones are now in the building, L. ,omDj ha m v,p0ti00 Wednesday night is the previ porting a dead body across a state k8- Wlth the 1953 hre listed the monthly telephone bill is to be le seriously damaging some of ously considered application of 1 J firCT' I olinrVi lxf Iocs I I I, . 1- A' t n - e line without a proper death certi ficate and before having it-embalmed. inbound trip at Gerlach and for the return trip while the train is in Reno. Including those for the trip home, a total of some 5000 lunches will be required. Wives of Shriners will start industrial concerns, fraternal or- assembling the lunches at Idle- ganizations and civic clubs. wild park this evening and will School Board Stifles Plans first General property taxes, $3,124,' 163; $2,799,648. Gambling taxes and licenses, $3,805,003; $2,284,938. Cigaret taxes and licenses, $1,- 091,316; $995,610. Motor vehicle fuel taxes, $5,- 328,755; $4,580,392. Auto and truck licenses, $2, 283,302, $2,543,062. slightly less. With the switchboard, Gunn said, the monthly cost is to be $349.57. Now the regular month ly bill is $361.98. Installation cost of the switchboard is $356. Added to the fee paid by the telephone company will be the salary of an operator, listed in the city pay ordinance at from the citv'a oldest trees. Ajipmpre- nurcn or Jesus Christ ot ency appropriation was made so Latter-day-Saints for permission For the seventh consecutive complete the task in the morning. year, ttie western acinc win as wue ut jxeraii icmiwcb cuitn - . ... .ill 1 W 1 1 J TTT- y operate a special train that will raDDan, ivirs. itoDert w. tuivey is bring about 1000 youngsters to in charge of this responsibility. Reno Wednesday for the circus. The lunches, contained in paper Most of the passengers, assembled bags, will consist of sandwiches, at Winnemucca from a radius of fruit, ice cream, cooKies, canay 25 miles or more, will board the bars and milk, train there, the others at stops Dr.' James B. Gasho, potentate en route. of Kerak Temple, and Mrs. Gasho Motor caravans, made up of went to Winnemucca today to ride scores of buses, will bring some- back on the Circus Special. Also thing like 3500 boys and girls from on the train will be Judge Merwyn Brown of Winnemucca, tatner ot the Shrine Circus movement in Nevada; a party of Western Pacific officials and an ample number of adult chaperones for the children. Among the 16 cars will be 13 Pullmans, a baggage car, a lounge car and an official car. CREW STARTS WORK By nightfall Monday, most of the circus had arrived after a 300- mile journey from San Jose, Calif., and this morning its technical crew began setting up tons of ap paratus at Mackay stadium. Within close proximity were the portable quarters of Prof. George J. Keller's assorted wild animals, the Klauser Family's bears, Roland Tiebor's sea lions, Albert Ostermaier's goats and Poly Orea's troupe of 16 spitz dogs. Ar- Increased plans for the shoe county school board $225 to $265. Gunn said the TUa (avnovn .!J OPClOlUr Will UU SC1VC OS all 111" 1U1 Ilia null MCliv aiiu v-k.ooiunaiij assist in the new license office work. The operator will be in a room Temperature Here Is Above Normal Reno temperatures have climbed to about two degrees above normal in the last two days. Sunday's high of 94 and Mon day's 95 were warmer than nor mal readings for the dates and little change is expected today, the weather man said. There is some possibility that the local area may get some of the . rain that deluged Mobile, Ala., with 4Y2 inches in the last 24 hours. The weather man reports that the moist air layer that orig- mu m "1C riving by special car this morning moving along the Mexican border & ' r . tp u ? cvir-t tho were the Besalou Baby Elephants If the storm front can skirt the , . J .. ... edge of a high pressure system J' t? presently lying over most of the 'b nation, it will probably move into that total state income had in Wa- creased 47.61 per cent in the per- were iod from 1951 through 1955 b wT' a V a Ur R7 in tw tZ off the main lobby of the city hall bers Robert Drake and Gordon 5b. b7 per cent m that time and ..... .... . . Thompson when thev denied federal grants increased 41.61 Superintendent Earl Wooster the per cent opportunity to hire a personnel The five year increase in prop- director for his organization. erty taxes was 39.39 per cent Wooster not only suggested ad gambling revenue soared hiring a man who would be in llo.37 per cent. complete charge of teacher-hir- Principal sources of federal aid ing and personnel records, but compared as follows, yith the had also drawn plans for remodel- 1903 figure listed first, followed ing the Babcock building on by 19o4 income Sixth street in preparation for Highawys, $5,021,090, $4,902,- additional and more modern of- 817. fice space for his county board Social security, $538,053, $403,- staff. 226. BARE QUORUM Employment security, $515,186, A bare quorum of county board members gathered in the Babcock Fish and game, $436,776, $142, building with Wooster and hisM98- assistant, Procter Hug, for their Another significant gain noted A -J! TJ T. I r- - , , : , , ai ,. . , , , a X wCllU UU11UC 1 CT I Tired h-trn lU Sampson, taken to the Clark ...v. , . 6 h t t , , . Monday night and when ottlcers countv iail has steadfastly re- ' If ' wiio.-i v uy UIC iCtU-l w -ff.n j Vim 4Un I r 1 ,; 1 I a; lature last session, meeting and was $551,524 in 1955, compared Kll ruf""i tn, hT tkVn i St "nx nrpnarino- fn. ti,: or,fm with S1HS 9SR in iqi4 Th ., he. "Quested to be taken mamtaming only that he shot r r i-.. . r: 6 J7:r t . & . home instead. He was subse- iruin uisirici to county scnooi suuvvea me eiiecis oi increaseu interest in oil and Nevada. For the present, Reno's weath er will continue fair and farm. Shrine and circus officials em phasize the fact that this years show is more than 90 per cent different from its predecessors Besides the imposing variety of trained-animal acts, the program embraces many new foreign fea tures, some never before in Amer ica, including aerial thrillers acrobatic wonders, head-balanc ing cyclists, dancing puppets and the Dagenham Girl Pipers, an,all girl bagpipe band from Great Britain. In all, more than a score of displays are presented, inter spersed by the antics of famous Crap Shooters Are Arrested Bert Schoeder, 47, and Daniel J. Carjreza, of San Leandro, Calif., were shooting craps Monday riicht. Schoeder was shooting, Carreza uu"v"s faded him. Schoeder evidently thought he had made his point, for he shouted, "it is nine," and he crabbed the stakes. Carreza wrestled with him briefly, and Schoeder is alleged to have grabbed Carreza s wallet An Oregon motorist traveling from his pocket and run oil with with his family of five fe?U asleep at the wheel of his car early Tues day morning and ended up. family and all, in a ditch five miles east of Sparks. Albert G. Davis of The Dalles told sheriff's deputies his car roll without a table, on the sidewalk ed on its side after he lost control. by Sierra near First street. I He said no one was injured. Sleeping Driver Lands in Ditch it. Police charged the pair with disorderly conduct, a minor charge, indeed, considering the circumstances. Both men were shooting craps, unlicensed and that spraying could be done with a minimum of delay. Now the trees that had leaves eaten by elm beetles are leafing out again, and they look fine, Russell said. Worker Held In Matricide LAS VEGAS, Aug. 2. UP) with two windows opening on the t lobby. For several years the room has been used only for stor- James Sampson, 32-year-old rail age of stationery and supplies. road section hand, was held to- We believe there will be much day for murder in a wild shooting less confusion under the switch board system," Gunn said F. J. Cafferata Taken by Death last weekend in which his mother was killed and a man wounded Clark county sheriff's officers said Sampson has refused to dis close why he shot his mother, Mrs. May Hill, 55, and James Myer, 60, following an argument at his home on the Moapa Indian reservation north of Las Vegas. Officers reported thev arrested Permit enlarging her living room Fred J. Cafferata, eldest son of Sampson as he slept a few hours at 640 Morrill Ave. The enlarged Manuel E. Cafferata of Reno, after the shooting early Sunday, living room will extend the home died at a local hospital late Mon- police were called to the home to within 13 feet, ten inches of day. by Indians who heard the shots systems. interest in However, Drake and Thompson ploration in Nevada. The money . .. . til rtrvftf. j . , j. , . . , -1 X. lid. tl V uiuusuu ine proceeaings up snon s mW u.c uimhuuuvb Caf f erata was born Nov. 23, 1890 oiauiit; mcii- ic:ii2 uia.L a. sue- auentlv taken to a Reno hosDital T""6 CA where he died. A native of Virginia City, Mr. his mother for "Indian reasons.' cial session of the legislature might declare their set-up illegal To date the county board has busied itself with administrative details. Wooster's remodeling and personnel director plans were the first big steps to be taken by the new board. AWAIT ACTION Flood Relief Funds Requested Federal authorities have been Both Drake and Thompson said requested by Gov. Charles H. no decisive moves would be taken Russell to earmark $50,000 of a by the board until it could be Previous Clark county grant to Gladys Cafferata, both of Reno. and was a graduate of Reno High school. Well known in Reno labor and building circles, he attended the University of Nevada for a time, where he majored in engi neering and played on the rugby football team. He made his home in Reno at 304 State Street, Besides his father, Mr. Caffe rata is survived by a brother, Dr. H. E. Cafferata, and a sister. Elevator Suit Near Conclusion Special Session On Highways Asked at Elko Highway Engineer Chamber Executives Seek Legislation ELKO A special session of congress for the sole purpose of considering highway legislation was urged today by Huston D. Mills, Nevada highway engineer. Mr. Mills made the statement in an interview after he spoke before the third annual convention of the Nevada Chamber of Com-merce Executives association, holding a two-day session here. NAME OFFICERS Herb McDonald, manager of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce was elected president of the association, succeeding Oren Probert, manager of. the Elko chamber. The new vice-president is William M. McGhie, jr., of Caliente and Robert Sullivan of Reno was reelected secretary-treasurer. Mr. Mills' talk on highway legislation was followed by a ques tion and answer period during which a motion was passed by the chamber executives recommend ing the congress meet in special session to consider financing a na tion-wide highway program. The chamber executives will carry the recommendation of their association back to their respective organizations throughout the state, where it is hoped formal resolu tions will be passed. The motion on the Special ses sion was made by Bernie Diamond, Ogden, president of the Utah Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, who attended the association meeting. Mr. Mills, iri agreeing with the chamber executives that a special session was a vital need, said he did not favor attempting to get legislation passed during the present waning session of congress. Efforts to push through further highway legislation now, he felt, would meet with opposi tion and frayed tempers. BILLS PRESENTED During the present session con gress has considered several bills for financing a national highway improvement program, but none has been approved. One, the Gore bill, was opposed by highway groups in Nevada. Mr. Mills said he favored pas sage of HR 7474 in preference to the Gore bill, or "other proposals, because under its terms payments are spread over a longer period and states like Nevada would be ablp to matoVi funHc nn a mnro nr- Biggest item on the Reno Board derlv ha ;i! of Adjustment a e en da for ters,' the state highway engineer also said that there was "no im mediate need" for bypassing such cities as Elko, but that freeways were a definite need in such cities as Reno and Las Vegas. In these cities, he said, the freeways would be built as close to the business section as possible. When the time does come for bypassing smaller communities in the state, he said, no business enterprises will be allowed to move close to the new highways, thus preventing disturbing businesses already established in the com munities bypassed. THROUGH TRAFFIC Mr. Mills said work on the 4- lane divided highway over the Pe-quops mountains just east of Wells on Highway 40 might get started this Fall. When the work does begin, he said, traffic will be routed through on Highway 40 and will not be diverted to High way 50, as had been long rumored in towns along route 40. Gov. Charles Russell was sched uled to speak this noon to a joint meeting of the Elko Lions club and the chamber executives. His talk will conclude the business sessions of the chamber execu tives' convention. Talks were made Monday bv Pete Kelley, director of the Ne vada Department of Economic Development; Belle Roth, secretary of the Fallon Chamber of Commerce; Willard Hamlin, sec retary of the Fernley Chamber; Dolly Dollinger, representing the united Mates Chamber of Com merce; Jack Howell of Reno. United States Department of Commerce; Mr. Diamond; and Del McPherson, president of the Idaho Association of Chamber of Commerce Executes. The chamber executives were welcomed to Elko Monday morning by Chris H. Sheerin, Elko publisher, representing the Elko Chamber of Commerce. Plea of Church For Variance Is Before Board to build on a site at Plumas street and Hillcrest Drive. The variance application was first submitted to the board al most a month ago, but no action has been taken. Assistant Regional Planner Richard Allen said today that the variance must be acted upon with 30 days, or it will be considered automatically denied. PROTESTS LODGED Residents of the area have pro tested building of the church, claiming that it will create a trariic proDiem and will be m constant use throughout the week. The area is now zoned for es tate and single family residence use. The church site is about 250 feet by 351 feet, and plans show parking space for 150 cars. .tour other variances are to be considered by the board. Mary E. Wolff wishes a vari ance from setback regulations to Trial of Mrs. Alice Lander Polounski's $20,000 elevator in jury suit against the Murphy- Austin Liquor company is expect ed to end today. Irving Slomka, for Mrs. Polounski Sece and aa limited antique the property line. W. L. Brown, at 774 Aitken St., in a duplex zone, wishes to put a duplex dwelling on the same lot witn nis present resi dence. HOME INVOLVED One of Reno's finest old homes built by the late Georee W. Mapes and recently sold by the Mapes family, is involved in variance application by Dale R Smith. The home is at 509 Ralston St on the northwest corner of Fifth and Ralston streets. Smith asking permission to use a big second floor room as a drafting room, and a first floor room as an office of National Draftine certain a special session of the repair flood damage in North Las legislature, if held next year, Vegas, would not declare their board Allotment of the funds was rec- without powers. pmmended by regional civil de- Their fears stem from a letter fense officials following a meet written by Atty. Gen. Harvey ing with Floyd Crabtree, state Funeral arrangements are to be and Gordon Thompson for the liquor company, concluded their presentation of evidence and furniture display room. Mrs. Charles W. Mapes said tnjs this morning that the big second Dickerson to Gov. Charles Rus sell. Dickerson said he has con ferred with bonding attorneys who were reluctant to advise clients to purchase bonds issued by the new county boards in this period of transition because of obscurities in the delegation of powers. The powers of the boards to spend money in this period were not clear to the attorney general. Thus, a special session of the legislature, if called next year, could change the law. In the meantime, Drake and Thompson told Wooster that he and Hug should handle their own personnel hiring problems and forget, for the time being, about j remodeling the Babcock building. civil defense director and Clark county and North Las Vegas city officials. Clark county's original flood announced by the Ross-Burke Co. morning and were to make their "r r.m Jb tee S and arguments Deiore tne jury tnis afternoon. After the legal arguments, the case is to go to the jury. Mrs. Polounski claims a liquor company employe unexpecteaiy started a sidewalk freight ele vator on the Center street side of Tioga Reopens On Wednesday 30 feet wide was a ballroom when the home was built, and that many of Reno's prominent citizens attended gala parties there. Fred L. Squires disaster grant of $200,000 was rou?e 120), ded by slides east Qd Neva just as she was KltCS I hUTSdaV SACRAMENTO. UP) -t The I Tioga Pass highway (state sign I alloted after a heavy flood hit the area about three weeks ago, A second flash flood, in the wake of heavy downpours, struck the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson areas on July 24, of the Yosemite National Park boundary since July 21, will be re-opened to traffic Wednesday at 6 a. m The California division of high ways, however, warned motorists pulling a heavy cart onto the ele vator. Mrs. Polounski testified Mon- Funeral services for Fred L. Squires will be held Thursday at day that the cart fell against her 3 p m. at home Chapel of the as me eievaior suuueniy asceiiueu, Koss-Burke Co. and caused neck injuries which HIT JACKPOT pulling house trailers to wait stm cause nervousness ana pain. until further side-clearinj? is com- .ULL1 tusiru.LU pleted before using the highway between west of Leevining and Regular meeting of the board the 9941-foot summit of Tioga of Reno school district No. 10, pass. scheduled for Aug. 9, has been A cloudburst which sent huge postponed, it was announced to- both of Reno; and a brother, Har- caps, three wheels and three tires earth and rock slides plummeting day by Supt. Earl C. Wrooster. The ley Van Cleve of Loyalton, Calif from a new truck parked outside, into Leevining canyon caused the meeting will be held in the Bab- He was a native of Taylorsvme, Total loss was estimated at $155. 1 road closure. cock building at 8 p. m. Aug. 16. ' Calif. Hubcap thieves hit the jackpot Monday when they visited the Johnson Chevrolet company. They got, Vernon Ewers said, four hub- Mr. Squires, who died in Reno, Monday, was the husband of Mrs Delphine Squires of Reno. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert M. Squires of Reno; two grandchildren, Susan Leigh and Linda Leigh Squires, Man Found Dead Here Identified A man found dead beside the Truckee River in Reno shortly after noon Monday has been iden tified as Cruze Landa,. about 55 years old. A native of Spain, he had been a sheepherder in this area for a number of years. The body was found by three boys, on the river bank at the rear of the 200 block on East First street. Police investigated and found a campsite beside the river where Landa had lived for about a week. His only possessions were a cot, blankets, about $14 in cash and a prescription for stomach medicine issued by Washoe Medical Center. A brother presumed to be living somewhere in California. Funeral arrangements are pending at the O'Brien-Rogers chapel.

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