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Reno Evening Gazette f - A Newspaper for fhe Home Information and enjoyment for every member of the family 7 PHONE FA 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1958 PAGE ELEVEN - V N , " V - (7 GREET AMBASSADOR Manlio Brosio, Italian ambassador to the United States, was greeted on arrival at Reno airport yesterday to attend a dinner in his honor arranged by Reno residents of Italian descent. Pictured above left to right are Dr. Pierluig i Alvera, counsul general of Italy in San Cloudy Skies Continue in Reno Area Spring must have been in western Nevada earlier this year because the balmy Spring-like weather has been replaced by Winter leftovers. Cloudy skies and occasional rains are expected to continue their prolonged appearance in Truckee Meadows, possibly for the next several days but at least through Tuesday. Intermittent snow which has harrassed the Sierra Nevada will also remain with the snow level as low as 4000 feet in the north and 6000 feet in the south. , Rain at the lower elevations has caused a slide on the western side of the Feather River highway, blocking all highway travel in the vicinity of Pulga, Calif. Night snows forced highway crews to post mandatory chain signs on highways 40 and 50 but both major routes had been cleared by noon. Six inches of new snow had been added to a 100-inch pack on Donner Summit in the past 24 hours. Reno had a trace of rain along with Sunday's high of 57 and low of 32. Occasional winds which began Sunday still whistled through downtown Reno at noon today. Reno's ski areas had a little new snow to add to their deep Winter pack. Occasional winds whipped across the slopes at Reno Ski Bowl this morning and the skies were alternating sunshine and clouds. About two inches of new snow fell during the night. Sky Tavern had a dash of new mow and reported no wind shortly before noon. Death Claims Vinton Resident PORTOLA, Calif. Joseph Durocher, 80, of Vinton, Calif, died in a Quincy, Calif, hospital Friday following a long illness. A native of Montreal, Canada, Mr. Durocher was born July 30, 1877. He came to the U.S. when he was 18 years old and resided in Minnesota until he moved to California in 1918. In 1923 he became a sawyer for the California Fruit Growers Association in Graeagle, Calif, where he lived for 15 years before moving to Vinton, Calif, to retire. Mr. Durocher was a member of the Vinton Grange and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Agnes Durocher of Vinton; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Mayer of Sparks and Mrs. John Erwin of Greenville, Calif.; a brother, Olier Durocher of Montreal and "four grandchildren. Rosary will be recited Monday night from the Little Chapel in the Trees and requiem high mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Holy Name Catholic church with the Rev. Thomas O'Brien officiating followed by burial in the Vinton cemetery. . Reno Resident Dies in Hot Bath PORTOLA, Calif. John Martin Querio, 45, of Reno was found dead Sunday in one of the hot baths at the Marble Hot Springs near Portola. An autopsy performed Sunday night by Plumas county officials showed that Querio died of a heart attack sometime Saturday. Medical authorities said there were first, second and third degree burns all over his body, indicating that he had spent a long time in the baths, which are located in an unattended building at the public bath place. ' A Portola resident found the body Sunda;- afternoon while visiting the spot. Funeral services are pending at Anderson's Mortuary, awaiting word from his wife and mother, who are on a plane en-route to Italy for a visit. ) Ambassador From Italy Visits Nevada Appointment of E. J. Questa, president of First National Bank of "Nevada as vice-consul in Reno for the Republic of Italy was announced Sunday night at a dinner honoring Manlio Brosio, Italian ambassador to the United States. The dinner, held in the Shore-room of the Holiday hotel, was attended by more than 150 Reno residents of Italian descent. Honored guests at the dinner included Ambassador Brosio, Mrs. Brosio, Dr. Pierluigi Alvera, general consul of Italy in San Francisco; Bishop Robert Dwyer, Roman Catholic bishop of the Reno diocese; Gov. and Mrs. Charles H. Russell, Mayor and Mrs. Len Harris and University of Nevada acting president Dr. William R. Wood and Mrs. Wood. 6' Governor Russell made a perts wno were in auenaance. brief speech welcoming Ambas-jThere the delegates had an op-sador Brosio, in which he stress-Sportunity to find out how ed the rontribution of the Ital-'others handled some of the ian people to Nevada's economic, ranching and mining development. Ambassador Brosio spoke briefly. Questa was chairman of theipj-ogj-ess m discipline in the nanquei, ana ne was assisted by Dr. Alvera, Pete Barengo, Lawrence Devinceizi, Dr. Louis Lombardi, Dr. V. A. Salvadorini, Lawrence Sem-enza. Prof. John Gottardi, Dr. Harold Cafferata, Clel Georget-1 ta and James Santini. Ambassador Brosio wound up;P1 ol t-iiWm his Nevada visit today with alers, Reno classroom teachers; stoD at Gov. Russell's mansion, in Carson and a tour of Lake Tahoe. The ambassador, accompan- ied by his wife and Counciljthe local conference chairmanj General Alvera, planned to re-; and Miss Eleanor Haines of the turn to San Francisco from; Washoe county teachers acted! Reno by air at 6:15 tonight. Sparks Man At Conference James C. Lillard, of Sparks, manager of the Reno office of the Security-Connecticut Life Insurance Co., is attending a series of management confer ences being held during the week of March 23 at the Belle-view-Biltmore, Hotel, Belleair, Fla. Mr. Lillard was selected to at tend this meeting as one of the leading managers of the com pany during the year. Object ives and policies are being re viewed by E. Clayton Gengras, president and chief executive officer of the company while new programs designed to expand and strengthen the company's rapidly growing position in the industry are being discussed in conferences coordinated by W. C. Ralston, head of the life insurance phases of Security- Connecticut's operations. The local branch office of the company is located at 401 Court St. Reno. LOOT FOUND Three telephone receivers, stolen from public phone booths in the past week, have been found by police in a flower box outside a local truck lines office. Obscured White Marker No Excuse, Driver Finds Crossing over a white highway dividing line can be a motoring violation, even when the line is covered with snow. Sacramento motorist Homer Turner was "cited by the California highway patrol for just such an incident Saturday night near Soda Springs on highway 40 after his car crossed the line and plowed into the front of an oncoming small foreign car. The accident sent a San Francisco, Calif., housewife to Tahoe Forest hospital in Truckee with minor injuries. Mrs. Marjorie Riley, 22, is reported to be in good condition and may be released today. She was shaken up and suffered Francisco, Prof. Alessandro Dandini of University of Nevada; Ambassador Brosio, Mrs. Brosio, Gov. Charles H. Russell, E. J. Questa, president of First National Bank of Nevada, and Mrs, Dandini. . (Christensen photo) TEACHERS HOLD ROLE IN PLAN FOR PEACE Teachers in the United States have an important role in building the understanding which will lead to world peace, delegates to the 14th annual Southwest Regional Conference of Classroom Teachers were told Saturday night. The teachers met at a final banquet in the Redwood Room of the Riverside Hotel where they heard Mrs. Sarah Caldwell, former president of the National Education Association. Mrs. Caldwell, an Akron, Ohio biology teacher, said teachers are as much in the service of their country as are members of the armed services. Teachers from the western states and Hawaii had an opportunity to discuss many of their problems together and to hear from experts in the education field during the three-day meeting which brought upward of 300 teachers to Reno. Conference leaders termed the meeting a successful one which allowed the teachers to work out professional and classroom problems. Prior to the banquet Saturday the teachers had a quiz session with some of the ex- situations which occasionally crop up. At the banquet a Los An geles, Calif, teacher reported on schools in that area. Presiding over the meeting was Mrs. Amy Stambaugh, Nevada department of Classroom Teachers president. Host organizations foritaei IReno meeting were Nevada De-j and Washoe classroom leacners. Mrs. lone A. McCollum,! president of the Reno Class- j room Teachers Association wasj as hospitality chairman. Other local committee chairmen were Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, registration; Leo Foster, housing; Mrs. Harriet A. Wolfe, banquets; John Tellaisha, entertainment ; Mrs. Vincent Keelee, displays: Mrs. Virginia Foster, tynist; Earl Rosenburg, tour; Lucille Smith and George Brighton, visitation: John Ca-serta, printing and Mrs. Audrey Huntoon, co-chairman. Offer Opinions On Shorelines ' Two opinions offered the Walker river irrigation district indicate that the shorelines of Bridgeport and Topaz reser voirs are under control of the district, directors have heard. I entative opinions were given the board from Washington, D. C, and Paul Lexalt, the district's attorney. The district board is concerned over the control of the littoral areas because of anticipated heavy fishing there this season. "The opinions were the subject of considerable discussion at the board's March meeting. . The board also heard , that maintenance crews have completed riprapping and filling the outlet of Topaz reservoir. Access roads have been graveled. bruises and abrasions. Mrs. Riley was a passenger in the auto driven by "her husband, who was uninjured. In an earlier Saturday afternoon four miles east of Truckee, Pete Garcia of San Francisco was cited for speeding after he drove his auto off highway 40. He was treated at Tahoe Forest and released after an overnight stay. Mrs. Madonna Owenn of Reno was slightly injured when a car driven by her .husband ran off highway 40 near Hirschdale early Sunday morning. She did not require hospitalization. John Owenn , was cited for speeding. " ' """" 1 - 'f: Airport Bid Opening Due For the second time, bids on Reno's new $1,000,000 airport terminal are to be opened at the regular council session tonight. A month ago ten bids on the terminal building were opened but the Baldwin Construction Co., which had the low bid of $208,000 did not list all subcontractors, and councilmen decided to ask for new bids. Other major items listed on the council agenda are a public hearing in which the owner of property at 100 Airport road is to show, why a building there should not be condemned, and possibly presentation of a new ordinance on parking. City Attorney Samuel B. Francovich is working now on a revision of the ordinance which prohibits parking on certain streets, combining a series of parking ordinance revisions enacted in the past. Slaying Trial Is Under Way Selection of jurors began slowly Monday morning in the district court murder trial of Leslie Howard Blackburn, 28. A stiff courtroom fight obviously was in the making even as the first prospective jurors were questioned. Questions asked by Defense Attorney Harry B. Swanson indicated the defense may rely heavily on proving that Blackburn was in toxicated and under the influ ence of drugs the drugs were taken for medical purposes, Swanson said to the point that he didn't know what he was doing last Oct. 20. Assistant District Attorney Emile Gezelin often protested Svvanson's line of questioning. It was Oct. 20 that a wild brawl in a Wadsworth home resulted in the death of Thomas Redican, 46. Blackburn and two of his brothers were arrested after Redican was found dead of a knife-wound, but, the two brothers were subsequently released. That the trial might be a long one also was hinted at in questioning of the first prospective jurors as to how long they could leave their normal pursuits without great strain. Only three jurors had been questioned by noon. Ruby Lindgren Dies in Utah Mrs. Ruby Lindgren, 38, of Loyalton, Calif, died in Salt Lake City, Utah Saturday. Mrs. Lindgren was a native of Sempronious, N.Y., born there May 17, 1919. She was the wife of Vernon Lindgren, an employe of the Feather River Lumber Co. at Loyalton, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Linda, Karen and Sherry and a son Gary all of Loyalton; . her mother, Mrs. Bertha " Swain of New York; three sisters?, Mrs. Ray Marin of Sparks, Mrs. Arthur Radley and Mrs. Gordon Williams of Auburn, N.Y. and two brothers Percy Stanford of Cazenovia, N.Y. and James Stanford of Auburn. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Ross-Burke company chapel with the Rev. Robert Givings of Loyalton clergyman. Burial will be in the Masonic section of Mountain View cemetery. Dope, Checks mm Couple Jailed A 22-year-old father of two small boys is in the Sparks jail on narcotics charges today and the boys' mother is in the Washoe county jail for passing Dad checks. The couple, Robert . William Paolo, 22, and Katherine Paolo, 24, were arrested separately at their Reno motel Sunday afternoon and early Monday. Both are from Portland, Ore. ADMITS ADDICTION Sparks police said the father has admitted being "addicted" to narcotics and has signed a statement to that effect. He also confessed that he obtained narcotics from a Sparks drue store with a forged prescription. He stole the prescription blanks, he said, from a local doctor's office. His wife was arrested by sheriff's deputies on a warrant from Portland charging her with obtaining money under false pretenses. Paolo's activities were discovered Sunday evening when he presented the prescription at Hale's drug store at 820 B St. The prescription, on the doctor's printed form, bore the doctor's forged signature and was made out to a Reno woman. CLERK SUSPICIOUS Pharmacist Georee Crooks was suspicious. He gave Paolo the 2u tablets of a powerful drug, but called police when the man left. With Paolo when he got the drugs were his sons, age tour and three. Police broadcast the descrin- tion of Paolo and his ereen 1950 sedan furnished by Crooks. Deputies joined in the hunt with the "wartt" on Katherine Paolo from Portland. Thev found her first, Sunday after noon, at the couple s cabin at the El Rancho Motel in Reno. She was jailed. Paolo himself was located in the motel's cocktail lounge at 12:41 a.m. Monday. He admitted everything and was charged with obtaining narcotics under raise pretenses. SET IS FOUND Found in the couple's cabin was a complete set of equipment used for -the self-administering of drugs and a loaded .38 caliber revolver. Paolo told police he had come to Reno with a quantity of heroin obtained in Portland. He used it all, he said, and then j called at the office of a physi cian on t. Lawrence avenue, on the pretext of using the tele phone. While there, he said, he stole a pad of prescription blanks from a desk. The two children. Dolice said were turned over to county wel- tare authorities. Paolo asked that his wifp's parents be called at Portland and requested to come here for the children. Walter Parker Rancher Passes Northern Washoe county homesteader Walter T. Parker died in a local hospital Monday. tie was 8J years old and had been in the hospital for the past 42 days. . He homesteaded a ranch near Gerlach in 1911, followed well- drilling and had worked for the railroad at times. For several years he resided in Oregon but later returned to Gerlach and lived on the family ranch. Surviving are four sons. Fred Parker of Bishop, Calif., Walter, bamuel and James Parker, all of Gerlach and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Graham of Los An geles, Calif, and Mrs. Lucille Wirick of Lovelock and a sister Mrs. Maud Riggins of Coalinga, Cam. Also surviving are grandchildren Mrs. June Hailette, Mrs. Purda Shields, Noel and David Parkhurst, Pat Wirick, Meriam. Mark Ivy. Gradv and Susan Parker and three great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will oe announced by Ross-Burke Co. DRUNK CHARGE Arrested by Reno police early Sunday on charges of being drunk "in and about a motor vehicle" was Judson Elliot Stevens, 46, 395 Slope Dr., Sun Valley. He pleaded innocent and was freed on $50 bail pending trial in municipal court April 2. g I IkT TH sFP A FALLIN6STAR. LINUS? I FALLIN65TAR, ""a Soil District Directors Map 1958 Program Friday Session Scheduled in State Capitol Directors of the Nevada Association of Soil Conservation districts will meet Friday in the senate chambers of the state capitol building in Carson. Albert Romeo, of McGill, president, announced that the meeting is being held to outline the 1958 program of the association and will not be 'limited to directors. He said anyone interested may attend. REPORT SLATED Romeo will report on the national association's annual meeting held in Minneapolis, Minn., where he was elected a national director. The meeting will open at 9 a.m. with Romeo's report. Through the day-long meetings these subjects will be re viewed and discussed: 1. Work on water measurement, management and conservation in Nevada high schools. 2. Work and progress of the cooperative snow survey committee in coordinating surveys and water supply forecasts. 3. Progress in soil survey work to facilitate use of soil surveys in tax appraisal work. 4. Range improvement work for development of conservation on intermingled public and pri vate lands. 5. Equipment manag e m e n t problems in soil conservation districts and acquisition of military surplus equipment. 6. Legislative problems and amendments to the state enabling conservation. 7. A report by Manuel Farias of the Mason Valley district on apaid vacation trip as representative of 1957's outstanding district in conservation activities. Farias won a trip to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company's ranch at Litchfield Park, Ariz. At a noon luncheon Better Farming magazine's picture story contest award will be presented for an outstanding story in a state contest. The winning story will be published in the magazine. Joseph Leal Passes Here Joseph Leal of. 675 Hunter Lake Drive died at a local hospital Sunday. A native of the Azores, Mr. Leal had been a resident of Reno for the last 27 years. Widely-known throughout this area as a cutom tailor he operated Leal & Jones here for many years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ernestine P. Leal of Reno and the following children: An-thero B. Leal of Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. Nelsina (Leal) Smith of San Francisco, Calif.; Edmund Perry of Reno; Richard Leal of San Francisco and Lieut. Joseph Mark Leal. U. S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky; also the following grandchildren : Diane, Sharon, Philip and Marsh Smith; Judith. James and Gregory Leal and George Leal Perry. He is also survived by a brother, Francisco Leal of Ter-ceira, Azores and a sister, Mrs. Palmira Gonsalves of Pacific Grove," Calif. - Funeral services, to which friends are invited, will be held in the Sierra Chapel of Walton Funeral Home, West Second and Vine streets on Wednesday morning at nine o'clock, followed by a requiem mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral at 9:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Mater Dolorosa cemetery. Recitation of the rosary will be held in the Sierra Chapel of Walton Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 8:15 o'clock. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday. War Veteran Dies in Reno World War I veteran Roderick Murchison died in a local hospital Sunday at the age of 72. He had been in the hospital for over two months. Mr. Murchison was a native of Ontario. Canada, born there Oet. 30, 1885. . He is survived by a bro.ther, Earl Murchison of Los Angeles, Calif. . , . Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ross-Burke Co. 11 i J I To Meet $5 Session Slated tin Tax City of Reno, City of Sparks and Washoe county officials will meet here Thursday in an effort to get 1958-59 tax rate requests down to the $5 constitutional maximum. Also invited to the meeting, to be held at the office of County Manager Allen Carter, and planning to attend, is R. E. Cahill, secretary of the Nevada Tax Com mission. If the local subdivisions can't adjust their maximum tax rate requests to $5, the necessary adjustments will have to be made by the tax commission. The trimming will have to be done out of city and county budgets, since the state and school rate requests can't be altered. The combined rate stands at $5,239 in Reno and in Sparks it is $5,504. . The City of Sparks has asked for $1,633, and the City of Reno;71"? headquarters of the group has rpnupstprt S1 3fiS Tho mnn-i15 the Riverside hotel and Mon ty's rate request is $1,703, while the Washoe county school district has set its rate at $1,888 and the state's levy is 28 cents. The subdivisons earlier this month submitted 1958-59 bud- jgets to the tax commission, after holding hearings. The Thuifeday meeting here opens at 1:45 o clock. Church District Sessions Held R.ev. and Mrs. Leo W. Hamilton of Sparks were host and hostess to members of Nevada Sub-District of Methodist! dean of the College of Business Churches last week. I Administration, University of On Wednesday evening the!Nevida' w?lcomed the delegates group attended Lenten services at the Sparks church on Pyramid Way when Rev. Earl Carpenter of Carlin was guest speaker. Preceding the services, Rev anri Mrs Hamilton fVtfrl (visiting clergy and their wives at a dinner gathering at Chapel :naij On Thursday, the visitors as- i sembled . for business le! during the morning. The ladies met at the home of Mrs. Hamil-; ton for an informal social hour.c,'u y "a "1U" ZlJl f"" IZI ;made the arrangements for the Present for the conferences fathering. were Rev. Carpenter of Carlin,! ' Rev. and Mrs. Fred Reinhart, Carson City; Rev. and Mrs. Charles Silberstein, Gardner-yille; Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lang-guth, Kings Beach; Rev. and Mrs. Clifford Colyer, Lovelock; Dr. and Mrs. Howard Busching, Reno, and Mr. and . Mrs. Floyd Marker, Reno. j George and Sally Spring- Additional jchiirch meetings meyer lost in their protest in a were planned for this week at federal court hearing here Mon-the Sparks Methodist church day morning about the budget with the visit of Rev. Douglas ! and method of assessment in the Ewan, superintendent of the Sacramento-Nevada district -of California-Nevada conference of the Methodist church. On Mon day evening, the evangelism commission is to report on new 'members received into the church during the past quarter. I A reception honoring these hew members is part of the observance .. V Bill Submitted By Attorneys LAS VEGAS Their services in obtaining a state gambling permit for the Stardust Hotel casino were worth 3loU,U0U, a pair of Reno attorneys have testified. :. This disclosure ; was made by William. Sanford and George Vargas during a hearing of their ciaim- against .me piusn strip iments included James W. John-hotel betore bankruptcy referee js 0 n j r representing t h e juage isies . sjmeaecor in Vegas While they, did not seek a gambling license for the Star dust operating corporation head ed by the late Tony Cornero, thej Reno attorneys were successful! in obtaining one for a group op- eratine the casino. The casino operators were to pay the Cornero corporation $6 million rent annually. After Cornero's associate:; filed for reorganization under federal bankruptcy laws, Stardust control was taken over by a corporation headed by Mrs. John Factor. It is against the Factor group that Sanford and Vargas have brought their claim. THEN ASAIN.I DON'T KNOW. ir I O n Limitation Problem Insurance Men Of West Hold Reno Session Sixty delegates from western states converged the on Reno this morning for the an-ual western midyear meeting of the National Association of Mutual Insurance companies. morning's meeting was held in the Redwood room. V. H. Vawter, Santa Barbara, is the chairman of the meeting. At the morning session the principal address was made by Joseph P. Gibson, president of the American Mutual Reinsurance Company, Chicago, 111. The afternoon session was iheld in the Education building, University of Nevada, and was featured by a student debate. The subject was "Resolved that smaller mutual insurance company must become multiple line to compete in today's market." Dr. Kathryn Duffy, of the business law, insurance and real estate division, University of Nevada, introduced . the students who participated in the debate. Dr. Robert C. Weems, Jr., to the university and Paul A. Hammel, insurance commissioner, of Nevada, addressed the group and presented the awards to the students. Following the afternoon session the group toured the university grounds I and buildings. i Tuesday's session will be held m the Redwood room, toiiowea by a group luncheon, and then ail the delegates will be taken on a trip to Virginia City. The Lose Protest In U, S. Court Carson river water trusteeship. Federal Judge Roger T. Foley of Las Vegas approved a $16,400 budget for 1958 for the trusteeship, administered by Water-master Walter L. Bell under provisions of an eight-year-old restraining order in a suit brought by the federal govern- (ment against the Alpine Land and Reservoir Co. Springmeyer, who has ranch holdings near Markleeville, claimed both that he received no service and shouldn't have to pay anything, and that in any event the budget and resulting assessments are too high. He claimed the vvatermaster's staff is too large and too well paid. Judge Foley approved both the budget, and the involved assessment setup. Springmeyer, an attorney as well as a rancher, questioned Bell and his assistant, William White, and also took the stand himseir. Other attorneys present, lthrGe of whom made brief state, Truckee-Carson Irrigation Dis trict, which pays one fifth of the trusteeship budget: Gordon Thompson, representing the Sierra Pacific Power Co.; and Clark Guild, jr., F. R. Breen and William Cashill, representing various water users and parties I of interest. Severa ranchers ana other interested parties also were on hand. HUBCAPS STOLEN Theft of three hubcaps worth a total of $17 from her 1952 convertible sedan has been reported to police by Mrs. Ralph Hoover, 1145 W. First St. A fourth hubcap was found beside the vehicle. 7l'D MATE TO HAVE IT FAU.YJ iJUSTON MY ACCOUNT! jj

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