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Saturday, May 27, 1967
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Reno Gaze Weather Reno and vicinity: Afternoon cloudiness, little temperature change. Sierra - Tahoe: Fair through Sunday, cloudy afternoons and chance for isolated thunderstorms; little temperature change. See weather table on Page 2. rVENING TIE NEVADA ROAD TOLL 1967: 64 Last vcar to date: 74 A Newspaper for the Home , . . Information and enjoyment for every member of the family NINETY-SECOND YEAR, No. 52 Published Weekdays by Reno New, papers. Inc. 401 West 2nd Street RENO, NEVADA, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1967 Entered at Reno Post Office e Second Class Matter rilONE 702-323-3161 10 CENTS fin in Than! Urges Restraint In Middle East BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) U. N. Secretary-General U Thant called today for a breathing spell in the Middle East crisis to permit a diplomatic effort to solve underlying causes of Arab-Israeli conflict. He urged restraint on both sides. Thant expressed fear that a clash between Israel and Egypt over Israeli shipping through the Strait of Tiran will "inevitably set off a general conflict" In the Middle East. REPORT TO U. N. Thant's views, given in a report to the U.N. Security Council in New York, followed a speech Friday night by President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt in which he said his UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Secretary-General U Thant informed the U.N. Security Council today he fears a clash between Israel and Egypt over Israeli shipping in the Gulf of Aqaba will set off a general Middle East conflict. Canada and Denmark promptly asked for an emergency Security Council meeting tonight to consider the threat described by Thant Laxalt, Gamblers Comment Conflicting On Abner Statements Controversy By WARREN LERUDE Two Las Vegas gamblers had different stories today both in disagreement with a third from Gov. Paul Laxalt about their application for a television station license also sought by Alan Abner, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Frank Schivo, president of the California Club in Las Vegas said he and his partner Norbert W, Jansen withdrew their application for KSHO-TV in Las Vegas again at North Vietnam's from the Federal Communications Commission because they didn't want "any MIG airfields and a power conflict with Abner and they were busy with their casino. plant inside Haiphong Jets Smash North Viet Air Fields Wegm! rv -,;.fvC -'4 I - , A it- . i - SAIGON (AP) - The U. S. Command reported powerful new assaults on Communist troops today in the sensitive border provin ces of South Vietnam while American jets smashed Schivo said they "definitely" did want the television station, that's why they Egyptian regime is aware that the blockade of Israeli shipping In the Gulf of Aqaba could lead to war with Israel. Thant was reporting on his talk in Cairo Wednesday with Nasser and other Egyptian leaders. Israel was reported avoiding an immediate challenge to Nasser's announced blockade of Its direct route to Iranian oil and other cargoes from the East. But it has said it will fight to keep the gulf open. President Johnson met with Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban on the crisis Friday night, but neither would comment on their discussions. Israel wants U.S. backing to keep the gulf open. The Soviet Union has called on the United States and other Western nations to restrain Israel from a thrust against the Arabs. TEST POSSIBLE A test of Egyptian control measures over the Strait of Tir an. at the entrance to the Gull of Aqaba, was possible today but not by an Israeli snip. A Danish freighter, identified as the Estelle Maersk, was due at the Jordanian port of Aqaba, two miles from Israel's gulf (Turn to Page 2, Col. 5) Pleasant Weather For Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With scattered exceptions, most sections of the nation en joyed reasonably pleasant weather today the first full day of the extended Memorial Day weekend. A line of thunderstorms devel oped from the Texas Panhandle to central Nebraska, and most of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas and parts of Utah reported rain. Cool air chilled New England, after a severe two-day storm, and most of the Northern and Central Plains. For the bulk of the nation, conditions were fine. Temper-I atures ranged from the low 80s in the South to the low 70s in the Central Midwest. The New England storm, which dropped rain in deluge proportions and heavy snows in the North, has moved out to sea. Five deaths and millions of dol lars in property damage were attributed to it. The storm in the Central Plains caused substantial dam age northwest of Smith Center, Kan., where hail destroyed the wheat crop in a 35-mile area Hailstorms also struck Phil- lipsburg and Natoma, Kan., but with less severity. More than a half-inch of rain splattered North Platte, Neb., and Akron, Colo., and amounts ranging up to about a half inch fell in numerous points in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. Early morning temperatures ranged from 37 at Houlton, Maine, to 80 at Needles, Calif. Good News BUTTONS' GETS RIDE IN BIG CITY LOS ANGELES (AP) Ted Burns drove through Los Angeles Friday with a horse In the back seat of his car. Burns, a Phoenix, Ariz., businessman, found the two-month-old mustang colt in the Nevada desert after its mother had been killed by cougars. Burns was taking the colt home as a gift for his four-month-old son, Tod. It was named Buttons "because that's the first thing he ate off my jacket," Burns is eating well powdered milk and syrup, plus an occasional nibble of tiay from his back seat bed. He had a treat during the Los Angeles stopover grass direct fom the City Hall lawn. ) Korean Vessels, ' Shore Batteries Exchange Fire SEOUL, Korea (AP) South Korean naval vessels exchanged fire with North Korean shore batteries and patrol craft for 20 minutes today off Korea's west coast, tne South Korean navy said. The South Korean side suf fered no casualties nor any damage in the gunfight that took place south of the Commu nist island of Suni-Do, about 90 miles northwest of Inchon, the navy added. It gave this account: The gun battle began when three North Korean patrol craft opened fire on a fleet of South Korean fishing vessels operat ing just south of the demarca tion line. More than 10 South Korean naval vessels, patrolling in the area, immediately returned fire. It was the first known gun- fight between South Korean na- val ships and Communist shore batteries on the west coast since the 1953 Korean armistice, al though there have been similar clashes off the east coast. had filed. But Jansen said Abner's application had nothing to do with the gamblers' with drawal. I withdrew the applica tion for Schivo and myself five days ago," said Jansen. I wasn't interested in it. I'm in the gambling business and I don't need a television station." Laxalt, who declined to comment about Schivo s statement about conflict with Abner, said that he has been informed by a Washington, D. C. lawyer that the FCC dismissed the application of the gamblers because it was faulty and "sloppy," didn't meet FCC requirements and a third person, Charles G. Shelton, had asked that his name be withdrawn from it. Shelton could not be reached for comment. Laxalt said he didn't consid er Abner to have been in competition with the gamblers because the gamblers' application was "meaningless." Abner and seven others in TALMAC, Inc. are applying to the FCC for the station license. Laxalt said Friday in a press release he is calling for a "complete and proper analysis" on the television applications. Laxalt said the application of the gamblers "didn't even ful fill the requirements of the commission. My position is that there was no competitive sit uation" between Abner and the gamblers because the gamblers application was faulty, Laxalt met with Abner for about two hours Friday, then issued a statement saying: "Recent newspaper reports of the matter have contained some very serious errors. For example, reports that gaming licensees are seeking the television license are false. Their application has been withdrawn by the Federal Communications Commission as proper investigation would have revealed." Schivo told The Gazette Friday morning that his applica tion was still on file with the Two Waiters Held in Strip Bombing Scare ft 'jr 1 : I -0 jt V i ' , , , 'Si . - ' A Prayer in Vietnam Cpl. Teddy G. West of Johnson City, Tenn. prays over a wounded buddy In the demilitarized zone of Vietnam as he waits for a medic. (UPI Telephoto) LOS ANGELES (AP) A routine security check at a Los Angeles restaurant has led to the arrest of two waiters in connection with the planting of a bomb in a Las Vegas hotel May 15. The FBI said Jack Wesley! Keeney, 42, who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, and' Nandor Bella Kocsis, 27, who; came here from Hungary in 1956, were charged with extortion and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Both men were arrested Fri day in the Occidental Tower Restaurant, atop the 32 - story Occidental Center in Los Angeles. A restaurant spokesman said Kocsis and Keeney had worked in the restaurant only two or three days and were given a security check made on all new employes. The bomb and a note demand ing $75,000 were found in a room at the Sahara Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The note said other bombs were planted in other hotels owned by the Del Webb Corp. in Nevada, California and Arizona. ihousands of guests were evacuated from the hotels, but no more bombs were found. Demolition experts safely diS' mantled the one bomb. Keeney and Kocsis were ar raigned before the U.S. Com missioner and turned over to the U.S. marshal in lieu of $10,000 bond each. Unless bond is posted, they will be held in Los Angeles County Jail pending a formal extradition request by Nevada, the FBI said. The raids cost the United States one downed Navy Sky-hawk jet Friday, the 561st plane downed over North Vietnam. Returning pilots said one Soviet-built surface to air missile ex ploded 2,500 feet over the Kua Kam River and showered debris on a merchant ship moored in Haiphong. The nationality of the ship was not known. TEMPO MOUNTS Both on the ground and in the air the war appeared fo be mounting in tempo. A spokesman said the Marines have pulled all their men out of the southern half of the demilitarized zone, which they entered 10 days ago to wipe out Communist infiltration. Earlier today Marines had been locked with North Vietnamese troops on Hill 117 in the zone. "As of now there are no Marines in the DMZ," a spokes man said. "But the situation around Con Thien remains fluid." There was heavy fighting rz- ported in the three northern' most provinces of South Vietnam. These are the provinces of traditional political opposition and where the Communists have focused massive efforts by guerrillas and regular North Vietnamese forces. SWEEP BY SOUTH The South Vietnamese sent more than 1,000 soldiers, sup ported by armored vehicles, on a sweep today just outside the ancient city of Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Province. Within three miles, the South Vietnamese hit about 500 Com' munist troops and fought a three-hour battle, with air and artillery support. Sixty Commu nists were reported killed. Hundreds at For Pappy Funeral Smith By FRANK DELAPLANE I Burinl followed in Mountain Sunlight filtered through the view Cemetery, whore truck- stained glass windows of St. ,oads o flowers from wn (Turn to Page 2, Col. 6) Typhoid Strikes STANFORD (AP) Immuniza tion of 45 fraternity men began today after typhoid fever struck one and possibly two other house members at Stanford University The Beta Theta Pi kitchen was closed as a precaution. Dr. Maurice Osborne said all three men, whose names were not disclosed, were doing well at the hospital. Blackout-Cripples Cincinnati A How to Win Elections Against Stiff Odds What is the formula for winning an election, particularly against stiff odds? Nevada Republican leaders last week learned the ingredients of this formula from one of the most successful political practitioners In the country. He was Bill Roberts, whose political consultant firm was the master mind for the campaign that eiected Ronald Reagan to the governorship of California. Now the Rob erts Spencer firm will direct California Sen. Thomas Ku-chel's run for reelection in 1968. Some of the Roberts methods already had been tested by the Nevada Republicans in 1966 with notable success. Some new ideas were gathered up by Governor Laxalt and his team. A full description of the Spencer treatment is given in CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) power failure crippled down town Cincinnati today, disrupt ing normal city activity and forcing three major department stores to close. All power in a square-mile downtown area was shut down at 6:30 a.m. so repairs could be made to a cable failure that had touched off the power crisis at 11:35 p.m. Friday. Hotel and office building ele vators were at a standstill. Essential electric facilities in restaurants and other business places were out. Police reported numerous In stances of looting and vandal ism. The first indication of trouble came with the short-circuiting of the 13.200 volt cable strung on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway bridge over the Ohio River, which also feeds power to Newport, Ky., at the southern end of the span. A utility spokesman said the short-circuit caused a feed-back explosion to a generator in the company's West End plant, thus spreading the darkness. The city's two newspapers were virtually idle, the electric Thomas Aquinas Cathedral today and fell across the black velvet pall covering the copper colored casket of Raymond I. (Pappy) Smith. It fell on some 500 persons who had filled the church to at tend the funeral services of the man who had taken the green felt gaming tables of Nevada's gaming maustry irom small rooms into the huge casinos of today. The casket was carried into the church by eight pallbear ers who had worked for Smith during the years he had built Harolds Club from a 25 by 27 foot "hole in the wall" on Reno's Virginia Street into a seven-story casino. They were followed by 10 honorary pallbearers, a six-man blue uniformed, white gloved honor guard from the Reno Police Department and members of Washoe County sheriff's aerial squadron. At the end of the procession were black - clothed, mourning members of Smith's immediate family. The hour-long High Requiem Mass was celebrated by The Rev. Charles J. Righini. The eulogy was given by The Rev. Thomas Wright. "What counts is how we live the life that has been given us," Father Wright said. "Ev eryone knows Mr. Smith loved life . . . everyone knows Pappy loved to live. "We all makes mistakes, but we are all given one central task to do," he said. "Pappy's task, one he knew and did so well, was that of being a fa ther. ... He shared in their sorrows and joys ... he gave unity to his family. Smith died Wednesday. "I doubt that he has a long face today. He is probably look ing down on us today, a smile on his lace, tninKing, wnat good publicity this will be for the club.' " Following the Mass, cars in the funeral procession stretched for nearly two miles. The pro cession was escorted by police and sheriff's cars and by six. white helmeted motorcycle offi cers. the world had been arranged around the family plot. Active pallbearers, h11 con- Honorary pallbearers were Rep. Walter S. Baring, D-Nev.; Dr. Hoyt Miles, Dr. Frances Kernan and Dr. Glen Dean; Jo seph Sbragia, vice president of First National Bank of Nevada; George Southworth Sr., one of ncctod with Harolds Club, were the early day leaders of the Chuck Webster, floor manager; (community as a merchant; Rob-Roy Powers, advertising direojcii Ring, president of Hurrah's tor. Lee Crawford, games re-Club; John Ascuaga, owner of corder, Tom Freis, assistant the Sparks Nugget; Chester floor manager;! Nerase, May, an accountant for Harolds bar manager; Robert KJaich, of-; Club ; and Jordan Bardsley, a fire manager; Jim Hunter, pub-lstock broker. ic relations director, and Wil- Funeral services were direct- liam Kotlinger, a member of rd by O'Brien, Rogers and Cros- a local accounting firm. jby of Reno. Bankers Told To Improve Their Business STATLIXE (AP) The bank-i The uses of the latent lech- ing industry suffers from a lack nologies are largely defensive. of professional management, the not creative. vice president of the American Bankers Association says. "The state of the managerial arts in our industry has not kept pace, on the people side, with the opportunities that advancing technology provides us with," says J. Howard Laeri. Laeri, vice chairman of tlir First National City Bank of New- York, addressed the Nevada Bankers Association Convention Friday at a Statcline casino. He said pricing policies in the industry are unrealistic and are dominated more by tradition than by marketing considerations. "Employe turnover by any ob jective standards is too far above average," Laeri told the group, He also was critical of other trends in American banking saying: Youth Is not being attracted to the industry in anything like the numbers required to per petuate management. -Costs are unmercifully high, and are often indeterminant on an individual product-by-product basis. -Some 13,000 competitors all offer basically the same prod uct. Laeri said not one bank In the country would extend credit to a company which was involved in an industry with those characteristics. Jim Drennan's column on Ne vada politics on the editorial jshortage causing metal pots, es- page of today's Gazette. sential to type setting, to cooL SPARKS SIGNS TRAMPLED Political signs of three Sparks election candidates were torn down and trampled in a Sparks yard Friday night The signs were those of mayor candidate William Gait, and council candidates Carl Stelner and Or. A. J. DeMers. Mrs. Fred J. Crook of 512 C St told The Gazette vandals entered her yard, which is surrounded, by a wire and hedge fence, sometime during the night and destroyed the signs. Mrs. Crook said the signs were repaired and replaced this morning. "They'd better not come back tonight," Mrs. Crook said. i Ind ex 2 Sections 20 Pages SECTION ONE Ann Landers 5 Churches 10 Crossword Puzzle 4 Deaths 2 Editorials 4 Extension News 7 House of the Week 7 Nevada Political Picture .. 4 Sports 6 Steve Ellingson 7 Weather Table 2 Win at Bridge 8 Women's News 5 SECTION TWO Amusements 12-13 Classified Ads 15-19 Comics 14 Earl Wilson 12 Legal Notices 13 Local, Regional News .... 11 Television Log 12 RENO EVENING GAZETTE A Spcidel Newspaptri Member of Associated Presi. SUBSCRIPTION RATES! 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With about 200 miles to go to the finish line in Plymouth, the 65-year-old amateur mariner was guidinsr his 53-foot vacht r. rvcw Mill, TV V,,.I, tun .oyisioe f": vnt .tufeii a Jifaiu year. M2 .00; si months. SI 1.50; Chuckli The main influences of the moon are on the tide and the untied.

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