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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 13

Reno, Nevada
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Wednesday, June 29, 1955
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RENO EVENING GAZETTE PHONE 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1955 PAGE THIRTEEN Added Color Board Considers of Stardust Promised for 'JrV; 7"-' K ' - Fate mi: " J V": v.- -x : 1 - ' -- " . 1 v -: : V. I . w& r- ... IH ''I'"' -L-'- """' ;' - y " swjw! - ...v-i.f v'J"- K ) bait k(J fl Reno Parade Lucrative Prizes Lure Champion Cowboys to Reno Most colorful of all Reno rodeo parades in the history of the show will start off Reno's Fourth or July weekend celebration Saturday, it was announced today by officials in charge. At the same time it was an nounced that all plans are in readiness for the big western spec tacle, which will be presented for three afternoons, commencing Saturday and concluding on Monday, . ADDED COLOR The Saturday parade will be given added color with a new divi sion for entertainment of young sters. Entered by the Nugget ca sinos of Sparks and Carson, the division will feature giant bal loons, including six elephants, a huge serpent, a cowboy, a two- headed calf and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Jack Horgan, parade marshal, said the colorful entry would add about a quarter of a mile to the length of the procession. The pa rade will also be held on Monday The arrival of Bud Bentley, vet eran rodeo announcer, from Liver- more, Calif., this afternoon, plus the setting up of facilities for the entries of the rodeo contestants at the Reno rodeo grounds, will put into high gear the concluding details of the 1955 rodeo. The cow boys are arriving and Lex Connelly, president of the Rodeo Cowboy Association, who already is here, said that no less than six world champions would be on hand to compete for the rich cash prizes AREN A CONDITION Connelly expressed his gratifi cation at the excellent condition of the arena, which is free of rocks, smooth and yet soft enough to prevent serious injury to any cowboy thrown from his mount. The chutes on the east side of the arena have been strengthened, and some of the old gates which were getting dangerously loose have been replaced and the entire east side of the arena has been re painted. The stock, now being fed hay and grain, will be in prime shape to test the skill of the cowboys. Last year - the . bucking" broncos were tough, ; but - Wilfred Cline says that the stock being brought to Reno for this year's show will be even tougher. Ray Peterson, president of the Reno Rodeo Association, has made a checkup of every department in connection with the 1955 show and says that every chairman stated that the rodeo could start tomor row, so complete has been the work of the various committees. Members of the V. L I II T ' - i II IK $500000, Monthly Casino Rent Under Scrutiny of Commission Fate of the Stardust gambling license application was in the hands of the state tax commission this afternoon with the members engaging in a lengthy debate over the merits of the permit request. T,,, The Stardust, a 10 1 5-room hotel on the Las egas strip, is scheduled to open Aug. 1, with Antonio C. Stralla presi dent of the Hotel Corporation, but not an applicant on the license request. What was bothering the tax commission was a rental ox $500,000 the casino operators will pay to the hotel group. This was termed by commissioners Gordon Lathrop and Walter Larsh as an attempt. by Stralla, also known as Tony Cornero, to get around commission . disapproval of him as a legal Nevada gam bler. Before the Stardust appli cation was filed more than a year ago, Cornero was told that he would never -get a gambling license in this tate. His name, however, appeared on the ' original application and was withdrawn only last week. "Here is a man we turned down directly operating a gambling casino," Lathrop said. "The rate of rent is exorbitant. I don 1 1 NOT DANGEROUS This old ice box at 1085 Vine St., was noted recently by a neighbor, who called police and asked them to check it out. Lock and hinge screws had been removed, as noted above, thus clearing the box of any potential hazards. Ice boxes without hinges or locking devices are safe enough to keep around and use as storage cabinets, which is what this one is now. (Gazette photo) Old Refrigerator Campaign Starts To eliminate the danger of small children being locked in abandoned refrigerators, coolers or freezers, members of the Reno chapter, Refrigeration Service Engineers society today launched their annual campaign against these back yard hazards. At the same time, spokesmen for the R.eno group noted that once a child is trapped m such an enclosure, there is no-way by Cal-Neva Lodge Target of Suit which it can be unlocked from the inside FASCINATION if we can do Gaming Contol Operations To Start July 1 Formation of the three man gambling control board which will start operation July 1, was completed Tuesday afternoon with the appointment of William V. Sin-nott of Landsdale, Pa., by Gov. Charles H. Russell. Sinnott, appointed to a four- know about it, but the commission should make certain things like this don't happen in the future." Newell Hancock, member of the new gambling board, agreed. He said the casino operators, eight men who are the license applicants, "will be at the mercy of the hotel holding corporation in. which Cornero owns ou peri cent of the stock. He said he believed that a much more equitable arrange- anything I year term was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than nine years. " He will serve on the gambling control board created by the 1933 legislature with Robins Cahill of Carson and Newell Hancock of Reno. CAHILL CHAIRMAN The latter two appointments had been announced earlier. Cahill, executive secretary of the Nevada tax commission, was appointed to a two year term and will serve as chairman of the mont ti -Vi i rVi it -ri 1 1 ! 1 nrvt cinVirm nff such a large amount from the oard- Hancock a certified pub- gambling casino could be worked out. Dissenting was Paul McDer-mott, commission member from Las Vegas, who said he believed Also mentioned was the natural one reason why the rental was so fascination held bv children bv hign was to insure tne Stardust's Suit for more than $45,000 was filed Tuesday in district" court Sacramento here against the operators of Cal- Sheriff's Posse will reach town Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe by with their horses on Friday after- property owners who say their noon. They will be housed at the adjacent property has been dam- Riverside Hotel during their stay aged during construction work. in Reno. Friday evening the Ala- The plaintiffs are Edward E. meda Sheriff's Posse will check Leslie, W. and Ethel Lee Hills, into the Mapes Hotel, where they who own parcels of land on each will' stay during the three-day side of the state line at Crystal rodeo. cay next to Cal-Neva property, Cowbovs were Dullinz into Reno The defendants are the lodge throughout the day and evening, corporation, tsert M. Orober, Her- The stable facilities at the rodeo man iracton, Ray P. Warren grounds have been improved and and David Gerson, as well as . s" Q ' , !u. 1 ?T. " ' ril- Jerrv Lewis, a contrartnr flnfl will call and perform the MILLION DOLLAR ELY FIRE Three photos above graphically depict rapid progress of fire which destroyed half a business block in downtown Ely Monday night, leaving property damage of about a million dollars. In picture at bottom, taken in full daylight shortly after fire started at 7:07 p.m. blaze has not yet reached full fury. Center photo, taken as darkness arrived, shows blaze sweeping through Capitol casino. Top picture shows Capitol virtually leveled with photographer getting spectacular night shot as fire rages uncontrolled through remnant of building and big neon sign tumbles toward sidewalk. . Bottom photo shows entire half block destroyed with Capitol on left, Alpine club next and Popular cafe adjacent to Ely theater building, the brick wall of which halted the spread of the blaze, and probably saved much of Ely business district from destruction. (All photos by Irwin Fehr Ely) Jerry Lewis, a contractor, and the Windsor and Baker Construc tion companies. The Hills claim that during re cent construction of cottage units TnH.Vo Jrme aro that Worn 01 iuu6e -"CU Men 17; rK,,c -no- uuuu'c aa icmuvcu dim 1W -' vufw uuj .a m cm ,. . nT,j ju; J a the various rodeo events. The ""r1" more entries, the richer the the cowboys already here state I that there will be no trouble, as was the case last year, in arrang ing the trailers and stabling the stock any kind of container, in which they can hide, provided it is large enough for them to squeeze into. During the last several years the society has collected reports on approximately 100 children's deaths, ranging in, ages from. 2 to 10, who died as the result of suffocating in old, abandoned refrigerators. Spokesmen said such death traps can be eliminated in several ways. The best method is to re move latches, strikes or hinges, or preferably the entire door. Wood cabinets can be nailed shut. If none of these methods are suit able, the abandoned cabinet should be tier shut with rope or with a strap around the whole appliance The refrigerator should then be placed on the floor with doors on the bottom or pushed against a wall. LEND ASSISTANCE Should any area resident need assistance in removing doors or wishes to have the refrigerator removed from the premises entire ly, it can be obtained by calling 3-4141 or 2-3436 and a member of Refrigeration Service Engineers service 2,800 stockholders of full return of their money which was used to construct the 62 million dollar hotel. Those stockholders probably invested, the money in the belief J10"' lie accountant who has been em ployed by the Reno firm of Se-menza and Kottinger, was named to a four year term. Sinnott will head the investigative branch of the state's new gambling control body. He joined the FBI in July. 1941, after graduating from Villanova university where he earned a bachelor "of science degree in economics. He majored in business administra- that they were participating di rectly in a gambling enterprise," McDermott said. Walter Larsh, Carson member declared: "I think this a a clever scheme to give us the run-a-round. I can see Cornero in control of the entire operation. I think it should be investigated further." Commissioner Wallace Parks said he certainly agreed the $500,000 monthly rent is exorbitant. Hancock said he believed it impossible for the gambling operators to meet the rental figure and that any reduction would be at the grace of the hotel corporation and Cornero. "He can leave -the casino op- " "I" j : t : j; i erators $5,000, $100,000 or noth- iiimehjnaicaies. ing." Hancock declared. OUim" 1 vv?"? ivr Commissioner Robert A. Allen '. . Slttuu, JU,y ouiu iiiu a v.inai lie, Hi c vv exo ijul ou , r . , exorbitant -when costs the hotel ness before the investigating would bear were considered. , ,. . . He said that according to the U vh a Sa"nS comrpi c; tv, awc Poard member then operated h own weekly newspaper in Lands-dale, and wlien the publication was consolidated with a daily publication, he was appointed ;This is a changeover from any- se7a7e subomU on mutu 1 i vi rr rrv horn coom hofAfo " A 1 1 -" I security, an arm of the senate appropriations committee. He ob- without cost. Children who report an aban doned refrigerator or freezer which has not been rendered harmless, will be awarded a quart of ice cream, spokesmen said to day Publicity Board Elects Darwin Lambert of Ely and Jack Carpenter of Lyon county Monday were named chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the State Board of Economic Development. Lambert, a White Pine county assemblyman, is manager of the chamber of commerce there, while Carpenter is co-publisher of the Mason Valley News in Yerington. FIRST 3D2ETING Their selection came at the first meeting of the new board, held in the senate chamber of the state capitol at Carson. Secretary of the board is Pete Kelley, who as director of the de partment created by the 1955 state legislature, automatically assumes that post. jOV. cnarles H. Russell, in welcoming board members to the Initial session, suggested that joint meeting be held "as soon as possible" with the state planning board so that efforts of the two agencies could be properly coor dinated. At the same time the governor Urged members to direct their fforts on doing what is best for all of the state, not just a few of the counties. Following the meeting, Kelley got in touch with Prof. I. J. San dorf, chairman of the planning board, and arrangements are underway for a joint session the middle part of August. Economic development board members were told of activities to date of the department by Kelley who was named director of the department early in April. They endorsed his program out lined at publicizing Nevada by means of brochures, newspaper and magazine articles and they requested he mail each member 250 copies of the new Nevada Drocnure as soon as it is com pleted. ' Kelley said the brochures would European Trip Topic (or Lions Details of a recent European trip will be related to members of the Downtown Lions club Thursday by Louis Rosasco, well Known Keno resident. The regular weekly meeting will be held at the Mapes Hotel, with uon tsart Hams as program chairman. - Also announced by the club is a ladies' night dinner, to be held July 8 at Harold's Trapshooting Country club, north of Sparks. President Peter Echeverria will preside at the meeting. purses, and the fact that the Reno rodeo has been a consist' ently lucrative show for the cow boys is bringing all of the stars to the local show. Sale of tickets at the theater booth on Virginia street has been brisk and those persons who wish to avoid waiting in line at the rodeo grounds ticket booth are advised to make their reservations and purchases as early as be available by the end of this possible. week. The Reno Chamber of Corn- Discussion concerning televi- merce reports a continuing de- sion films for out-of-state show- mand for housing over the July 4 ing was held and efforts will be weekend and private homes are made by the director to compile being pressed into service to ac- a suitable list of films for early commodate the expected thou-mailing. sands, many of whom are coming Board members were in agree- to Reno to witness the three day ment that emphasis in promoting rodeo. The Saturday and Mon- Nevadas various economics Hav naradps will start nromtDlv should be done on a statewide at 12 o'clock noon and the grand oasis with just as much stress on entry will be held each day not me smaiier counues as tne larger. iater than i .30, according to rhis board is comprised of one Geora Vargas, who will an member from each county and nounce the parade and grand snuuiu optra le unuer xne premise entry or tne rodeo association. nicti. iiu j.avunusm te snuwn any of the counties," Kelley skid. "The board should operate on the idea of doing what is best for the en tire state." In attendance for the first meeting were Ken Ingram,! Drag racing on South Virginia ChurchilL Herb McDonald, Clark; street early Wednesday morning John buverkrup, Douglas; Oren cost two men a total of ?8d m nut Probert, Elko; Jim Morrow, nicipal court. Eureka; Walter Polkinghorne, - Officers arrested James G Humboldt; Jack Carpenter, LyonJ Potere, 31, 855 Airport Rd., and Charles Smith, Lincoln; Bill Mar- Nerino Crismani, 34, and said both tin, Mineral; Bill Dunfield, Orms- men had sped down the street and by; Bob Leighton, Pershing: Selby were arrested when they stopped Calkins, Washoe; Bill Bottini, in a drive-in restaurant Lander Darwin Lambert, White The charges were reckless driv-Pine and Miss Esther Herman, as- ing. Potere appeared before sistant to Mr. Kelley. Unable to Judge Harry D. Anderson, plead attend were Bob Crandall, Nye; ed guilty and was fined $35. Cris- Harvey Humphrey, Esmeralda mani forfeited the $50 bail he had and Lucius Beebe Storey. placed the night before. the Nevada portion of .their land. They ask for an injunction against further trespass and to cause removal of material they say was dumped on their land, and for $15,000 for damage to the property, $2,500 for the fence, $2,500 for fees, $25,000 exemplary and punitive damages, and $20 for a watchman. The legal firm of Guild, Busey Progress Meet Set at Sparks The modernization of B street and Guild represents the . plain- wm be to TrsdTrS I : 1 . 1 1 a: in uie iiiienueuiave sunooi auui- testimony, the hotel operators plan to spend three million dollars a year for entertainment, ad vertising and promotion to at tract customers to the Stardust. thing we have seen before," Allen continued. "In the other opera- Two Drag Racers Fined by Judge torium when Robert Guinn and his citizens committee meet to celebrate their first anniversary, Committees a year old will re port on the progress they have made and the problems they have met. Philip Hursh and James Buchanan will report for the in dustrial committee; Robert Miller and Theodore Wise will talk for Dr. H. E. Belnap Taken by Death Dr. IT. TTnrl "Rplnnn S narks nhvsirian for manv vprc nnH the streets and highways project formerly with the Nevada state """""vviuiepuiionrom-board of health, died in a Reno mum Vrocisr and Carl Shelly hosDital this afternoon. and Procter Hug will report on - I " A - . - Although Dr. Belnap had suf- ai on anQ education. fered from a heart aiWnt fnr only wffl the citizens Com some time he had not bpn mnsiH- diSCUSS how to brighten up red seriously ill. and his death was s"eet- P"1 hov P prove local unexpected. He had been in ac- i?1 "l0311 Iiems as weu tive practice up to the time-he ph Bennett' secretary of was stricken. cnamuer 01 commerce, saia Hp was taVr, 511 last ht anH "at problems confronting the brought to the hospital where he chamber concerning Sparks Day . I AT 4Vtlt Hull K I M. V. died about 12 hours later. ttt "ic -uinjr wu iiu ue Dr. Belnap first came to Ne- I discussed. rrn a - i. i . vada manv vpars acrn nc a r.hv- meeting is scneauieo. ior .?an fnr ha Srmtho P,fi P- . The intermediate school is roadatCarlin. Later he was with we ma mn 5011001 the state board of health for a number of years and then moved to Sparks where he had been practicing since . runeral services will be an nounced by O'Brien-Rogers Co. HOLD DSSSAGE FORCED OFT ROAD Eugene Carl of San Francisoc told deputy sheriffs Monday he was forced off the road north of Reno by another car. The result ing action caused Carl's car to skid and roll over several times. Three passengers of Carl's were He served with the FBI until March, 1950 when he resigned with an efficiency rating of "excellent." His experience with th FBI included investigations of criminal, security, civil, espionage, and sabotage matters. He last served as alternate supervisor at Newark, N. J., where he was assistant agent in charge. SPECIAL AGENT In 1951 he served as special agent for a Philadelphia grand jury which was probing relationships between racketeers, the police department, and political interests. One of his major assignments in this investigation w-as the probe of charges of collusion and associations between city officials presentments and appeared as a 4.1 : i. uwittuieuiuupei-iuibUMiAii, tained his appointment from are responsible for the operation Sen gt ,es Bridges New Han. of the bars and dining rooms, bear all the expense of the shows, and other costs; commission did everything it could to eliminate him." Robbins Cahill, commission sec In that capacity, Sinnott sup- prvicpH lnvpotitratinno ViaVfr. Allen added that he is "bearing nf frail .ncto m;cllC1 T no brief for Cornero. I think the Misapplication of funds, as well as probes of government personnel. From IQjvl until Viic jtrinoint- retary, commented that no strip mmt to ihe. Npvaja oraTT1hiinT casino currently grosses mucji control body, Sinnott served as iuuic um si uiuon uouars a assistant chief of the investiga-year, the yearly rental the Star- tions division of the senate ap- uum. ganioung operators wm pay propriations committee, to the hotel corporation. STUDIED BT'DGET McDermott interposed that he Tn t,,is nnst h had iurisdir- certainly was not supporting Cor- tion over studies of the annual nero. and that he may be the "top executive budget request, appro- dog.' T am thinking of the stock holders," McDermott said. Allen argued that the Stardust (Turn to page 22, col. 6) priations, and he made detailed studies of government operations in all its phases. While he was an FBI agent, Sinnott had three months training at the FBI academy at Quan-tico Marine base and he studied law at Georgetown University while w-orking with the senate committee. He was highly recommended by all his former employers. Sinnott is a native of Jersey City, N. J., and he attended ele mentary and high school in that Attorney Post Said Still Open F. P. Rittenhouse, young Las egas attorney, is only one of a d HJ is married is ered as a successor to Madison Graves, United States attorney for Nevada, Sen. George W, Malone ,,j loiu une Associaieu tr ress in vvasn-ington today. It had been reported in southern I J fQQ2g Is Costly KpvaHa that Tr "Ritto-nVirtiico u'ac I Sen. Malone's choice for the post, Sleeping in his car, which w as. The Nevada senior senator said police said, parked in the middle father of five children. He is leaving Pennsylvania July 5 and is bringing his family to Ne- Police hold a message for Bruce I taken to Washoe Medical Cen-Nethercott. ' ter with minor bruises. no decision on a new U. S. attorney has yet been made and a sf lection for the nomination, he said,, will "largely depend on recommendations of Nevada Republican and young Republican organizations." of Center street near the railroad tracks Tuesday night, cost bartender John W. Duffy, 33, $25. Officers arrested Duffy and charged him with being drunk in or about ail automobile. Duffy forfeited his bail. i

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