Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on June 10, 1973 · Page 135
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 135

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, June 10, 1973
Page 135
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As a leading pit boss, he had his pick of casinos about it and told him about working on the ships, etc. But he said if he ever heard of me gambling with any of the patients he'd have me court-martialed. I gambled in the Army but never with any of the patients. I knew better." When he was discharged from the Army, he returned to work in Las Vegas for one of his former Long Beach buddies, Marion Hicks, who owned two of the gambling ships on which he learned the meaning of green felt. From then it was all up. He was a dealer at the El Cortez Hotel and at the Savoy Club and then took a job considered "key" in all casinos--pit boss--at the El Rancho, Flamingo Hotel, Cal-Neva Lodge, and the Thunderbird Hotel, all in Las Vegas, and at the Cal-Neva Club in Reno and the Cal-Neva Lodge in Lake Tahoe. As one of the gambling state's leading pit bosses, he had his pick of the best casinos: "The Cal-Neva Lodge in those days was the epitome of gaming--it had a lot of clientele in tuxedos and long dresses. It was the 'in' place as far as the wealthy people were concerned. I became club manager for both places, spending the winters in Reno and the summers at Lake Tahoe." But in 1949, Boyd admits, "They had a real cold winter" and he returned to Las Vegas. "Al Winter, who owned the Club Bingo and was building the Sahara Hotel asked me if I would be a partner in it. I had worked for him in Portland, Ore., running a bingo game in between some of these other jobs. "I said I had a good job and was making good money, but he wanted me to be a partner so he put up the money for me," Boyd admits frankly. As a partner Boyd set up the casino's "cage procedure" -- a procedure, Boyd admits, which "bugs" the Internal Revenue Service and has been copied by big corporations. "There's nothing wrong with the way we handle it, but in the beginning none of us knew anything about keeping books so Catherine Cowan, Jim West and 1,30 years ago, set up this system of cage credits and debits. It works and a lot of big corporations have adopted our system just because they don't Our"more power to father"gifts a Powerful 7'/4" Circular Saw. Big !'/«" HP motor handles any size job. New "movable" pointer adjusts to follow cutting fine. Wraparound steel shoe. Sturdy Made guard. Burnout protected motor. 7301 IHPCkcukr m-*17.9B a NEW! Cordless Shrub Trimmer. Lets you trim, shape shrubs and bushes with cordless ease. Double edge cutting blade cuts in cither direction. Recharges overnight Batteries and Recharger Ind. O.B D Cordless Electric Grass Shear. Makes trimming a pleasure! Easily cuts untidy grass around trees, shrubs, patios .. .Recharges overnight. Recharger Included. I. NEW! Double Insulated Lawn Edger-Trimmer. Makes short work of edging. New swing open blade guard. Converts to trimmer. 26" (7307) A.B D '/«" Variable Speed Drill Can drill, polish, buff, grind or sand with optional accessories. Low speed perfect for starting holes in metal and ceramics. Double insulated. TOM U" Ittnittrd F. Versatile 2 Speed Jig Saw Kit. Lets you match speeds to specific job. Low speed for metals, high speed for wood and compositions. Jig Saw and accessories a $27.43 value if bought separately. Custom fitted case incL Double insulated. JQBB IO (75 ,9, B.%" Standard Drill Kit Features high powered %" Drill with most \ popular accessories. 26 DCS. in all. Custom-fitted plastic carrying case. A $29.85 value if bought separately. « ( (7116) From Black SL Decker The work-saver people. LONG BEACH. CALIFORNIA For nearest B D Dealer, dial as long distance (800) 243-6000 FREE, day THIRTEEN

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