Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on May 4, 1972 · Page 12
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12sXhursday, May 4, 1972 Reno Evening Gazette Washoe Medical funding changes to be discussed Washoe County commisssion- rs Fridav will discuss addi tional Washoe Medical Center funding and sheriff's depart ment employe matters. Hie commission will hear Car roll Ogren, medical center administrator, discuss a $3 million, five-year loan to aid construe- Elko brothers win fop farmer group honors Two Elko brothers were awarded top Star Farmer honors by Future Farmers of America during the state convention at the Stead facility of the Uni-veristy of Nevada, Reno. John and Scott Carpenter, sons of ranchers John and Ro-sanne Carpenter, were lauded for their work with animals, equipment and crops. Scott, a junior at Elko County High School, was named Star State Fanner. John was named winner of the Star State Agri-Busi-ness award. They were also foundation winners in mechan ics and livestock. Other foundation winners honored at the awards luncheon today are: from Elko, Jerry Sestanovich, Robert O'Connell, Jack Rose and Steve Xavier, Winners from Overton include Mike Fetherston, West Yami-shita and Leslie Shurtliff. Win ners from Wells were Brad Dal-ton, Christ Dixon, Craig Sprat- ling and Wendel Neff. Brent Gardner of Lund won a foundation award as did Ralph Baker and Eddie Luca, both from Fallon, The Star State Greenhand Award was given to Pat Mori of the Ruby Mountain Chapter in Elko. Steven Carter of White Pine and Dennis Bieroth of Elko were chosen American Fanner candidates. Sweethearts were Toni Rose of Elko and Donna Hill of Win nemucca. John Carpenter also won the public speaking award with Lance Robertson of Moapa Val ley and Dawn Rogers of Fallon placing second and third. Craig Spratling and Jerry Sestanovich won awards for their record books, as did Dale Zink of Wells. Honorary State Farmers rec ognition was given Louis Hor- ton, an Elko teacher and John L. Artz, from the University of Nevada, Reno. Superintendent of Elko County Schools Robert Zander was honored with Byron Strickland of Fallon, Van C. Gardner of Lund and Rich ard McDougal of Lovelock. FFA chapters were also hon ored. In the parliamentary pro cedures contest: Moapa Valley and Churchill won gold awards; silver went to the Ruby Moun tain chapter; and Fernley took the bronze. In the freshman competition the same chapters won with the exception of the bronze which was awarded to White River. In the contest for livestock judging: Gold winners were Wells and Elko; silvers were Fallon and Fernley; Lund and Smith Valley won bronze awards. Chapter winners in dairy com' petition wr: Overton and Wells, gold S9rSs; Elko and Mesquite, silver prizes, Fallon and Fernley, bronze. Meat judg ing contest chapter winners were: Elko and Fernley, gold; Mesquiete and Overton, silver; Fallon and Lund, bronze. tion of the $17.6 million addition. The hospital presently has au. thorization for a $2.1 million, three-year loan which has not been used, Ogren has said. In a written request submitted to the commission nearly $3.5 million was said available April 17, while $4.25 million was re quired. The request lists funds needed for construction, remodeling, construction change orders, sen-! try service and architectural fees. A $14 million bond issue was passed in 1966 to cover the project. In January, hospital trustees said they would not seek changing the $2.1 million loan to $3 million because Ogren said financing was in good shape. The April request said $780,- 416 in additional funds are need ed. Washoe Commissioner Joe Coppa said Wednesday he prob ably would oppose the change, as he has before. The matter should go to the voters, he said. County Manager Russ MeDon- ald said the money is needed because of changes in construc tion plans. Unanimous approval by the commission is needed to change the loan. In other business, the com mission will consider a request by the Washoe County Sheriff's Department Employes Associa tion Inc. for recognition as an exclusive bargaining agent. The request was presented to the county in March. It listed 68 members in the group. Additional business includes discussion of a notice from the county's group insurance car rier, Cal Western Life, that rates will increase by 9.2 per cent July 1. The increase would have been 13.5 per cent if federal price and wage controls did not exist, according to the insurance company. The commission also will dis cuss the recently completed fed eral report which says Lemmon Valley has enough water for present needs, but development will be limited without import ing more water. Nevada job injury rate jump cited Gazette Carson City Bureau On the job injuries suffered by Nevada workers will have reached an all-time high by the end of this fiscal year, John Reiser, chairman of the Nevada Industrial Commission said Wednesday. Reiser said by June 30 the commission will have handled over 30,000 claims resulting from such injuries, topping the record of 28,000 set in 1970, Approximately one out of eight Nevada wage earners will have been involved in an accident requiring at least one visit to a doctor or a hospital emer gency room by that time, Reiser added. Reiser said the most common injuries were to the hands, and the most troublesome and ex pensive were those affecting the back. Back injuries comprise 29 per cent of all injuries which disable workmen for five days or more, he said. Reiser said that there had been no noticeable cnange in accident patterns as a result of Nevada's participation in the Federal Occupational Health and Safety program, for which the state receives $96,122 in grants. "But employers seem to be more conscious of the importance of on the job safety programs." ness forces rights case hearing delay A hearing by the Nevada Equal Rights Commission into alleged employment discrimination has been continued indef initely due to illness of the com- plaintant. Rosemary Tucker, formerly employed as a clerk-typist for Diamond National Co. of Reno, has undergone surgery and will be unable to participate in hearings for at least six weeks. She has charged the company with discrimination in dismissing her after 25 days on the job. A hearing date will be set when Mrs. Tucker's doctor gives approval. LOSE UGLY FAT Start losing weight today. MONADEX is a tiny tablet and easy to take. MONADEX will help curb your desira for excess food. Eat less weigh less. 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Commissioners will consider Rock concert policy change delayed in Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) The Convention Authority has delayed action on changing its rock con cert policy as local rock promoters and the supporters in tensify a battle to have such events scheduled more frequent ly. The postponement came on the advice of authority counsel George Dickerson. He said a question has been raised as to a possible discrep ancy between original rock policy adopted in December 1970 and a list of requirements giv en to each promoter who requests a date at the Convention Center. More than 750,000 purebred dogs are registered annually in the Stud Book of the American Kennel Club. the proposal at their regular Friday meeting. HUMPHREY WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Jim Wright of Texas, who helped spearhead Hubert H. Humphrey's 1968 presidential drive, has endorsed Humphrey for this year's nomination. The plan could be developed by the county's public works committee, which will remain stable even though members of the county commission may change, McDonald said. Such planning, he said, would allow the commission to know facts when they present the plan to the public. Future commissions could up date and change priorities, he suggested. Professional services, such as PLANS CANCELLED LAS VEGAS (AP) - Plans to sell the Stardust Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip to the Hyatt Corporation have been cancelled, the Recrion Corp., owner of the hotel, has announced. those of a civil engineer, might be required. The engineer might be hired for the county public works department, he said. The nroeram is especially inv nnrtant because the public is showing more reluctance nv passing bond issues, MCiwnaia added. 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