The Yuma Daily Sun from Yuma, Arizona on June 11, 1962 · Page 3
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Court Saws Beck Stands VASUIN ;TON CJPII - T h e 3" ':v.ie Court refused today to re ''lew lite 1959 conviction in Tare ri, \V -.sh.. of former teamster bos Dave Beck on two charges of filing false income tax forms for ,1 union organ'./ition. The court'-; brief order lets stand a decision handed down early this yea:' by the nth Circuit- Court of Appeals in San Francis^ co upholding the conviction. TIIK kind at man you'd want in your nffii-e "ill be reading The Yuma Daily Sun Want Ads tomorrow'. Place your offer where he'll see it. Call SU 3-3333 now. K N O W YOUR CANDIDATES E-ELECT HAROLD C GISS DEMOCRAT STATE SENATOR ;E-ELECr RAY THOMPSON DEMOCRAT STATE SENATOR ELECT C. D. MILLER DEMOCRAT STATE SENATOR ELECT JOHN HERMANSEN DEMOCRAT STATE REPRESENTATIVE District No. 1 ELECT M. G. "Pop" MINIKEN DEMOCRAT STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 1 RE-ELECT BOB KLAUER DEMOCRAT STATE REPRESENTATIVE District No. 2 RE-ELECT LEE ECHOLS DEMOCRAT SHERIFF ELECT TRAVIS "Bud" YANCEY DEMOCRAT SHERIFF RE-ELECT VERNON WRIGHT DEMOCRAT COUNTY RECORDER RE-ELECT R. E. "Bob" LEE DEMOCRAT COUNTY TREASURER RE-ELECT ERSEL BYRD DEMOCRAT JUSTICE Of THE PEACE ELECT BOB LUTES DEMOCRAT JUSTICE OF THE P!A« RE-ELECT OTIS SHOT DEMOCRAT COUNTY ASSBSOI ELECT GLENSTROHM DEMOCRAT ·OARD of swnvnots Diiliict !··· * HURT DOG -- Leon Gillis and three of the four daughters of the "Last Wagon West" examine their injured dog. The canine was accidentally hit by a car as it followed the Gillis' wagon across an intersection near Yuma. Family is here today, "camped" at the Yuma Mesa Shopping- Center. (Sun Staff Photos) last Wagon West' Visits Yuma on Long Journey By LARRY JOLLY.'..'. Leon Gillis and family'came into own on their way to California esterday. You'll notice them. They're driv- ig a covered wagon. Gillis left the Virginia coast late ast September, along with his al- ractive wife, four daughters', two ons, a dog. a rooster and a rail- it. The kids range between sev- n and 19 years of age. Along the sides of their homemade wagon is painted, "The ight G's. Last Wagon West." Slay Be First In a sense, it may be the first vagon West to make the full trip. According to Gillis, the pioneers Kgan their wagon-train trips part- vay inland from the Atlantic. But ic started his wagon's wheels roll- ng toward the Pacific from an East Coast town, Providence I'orge, Va. Their destination is Los Angeles. What motivates a man to "pull up his stakes" and drive a wagon train on a nine-monlh trip to Cali- ornia? Imagination and nerve, primar- Iy.-' Gillis operated -a-· sporting- gopds store in Virginia, but his r amily had been thinking about such a, trip- for years.- So he decided to try it. - The trip is not a stunt. The Gil- ises plan to live in California, although . they're not yet certain vhat the breadwinner will do to keep funds coming in. They're only a few miles from their goal. Their starting point is now some 3,200 miles behind them. That figure includes side-trips and variations from (he shortest route. Be- ween Yuma and Virginia, Gillis, lis wife and children have had an experience they will never forget. An Education Gillis says the 1rip has been an education for his family. He is obviously intelligent, a-youngish looking, friendly man with, an unreserved smile, the ' six-' youngsters fit into the same pattern; bright, curious and attractive. The wagon has gone through .-;now, rain, hail, 'sleet and dust on its westward journey. According to the children, it's teen quite :omfortahle. One of the older girls. ,co|ninenl r ed, "We all sleep in sleeping hags. When it was colder, we all snuggled up together to keep, as warm as possible. Now we're; in Arizona. We try to get as. far : away from each other as jye :can,'.! ; Gillis plans to write ..a '.book- about the experiences of the "Last Wagon West." They've kept a daily record of happenings, and a rich store of photographs -will be waiting to remind them of..things they didn't write down. ;-;_^ From place to place along tfie route the family has gathered souvenirs. The list includes at least one dog. They found it in desert country, abandoned and hungry. So they kept it. Run Over Both of their dogs have been run over within the last few days. One, the dog they started out with, was accidentally crushed by the wagon last week. The other pet was hit by a car not far from Yuma. Both are being carefully nursed back to health, but the dog hat made it 3,200 miles from Virjinia, may not make it another 400 to the coast. Gillis says they don't expect it to live. The main purpose of the I rip, 10 says, was to give his children a sense of values. No mailer what else happened, he thinks the journey succeeded in doing this. He also wanfed a chance to ncel people, an opportunity to ;ct lo know the country as some- tiling other than a 60-milc-per- lour blur viewed from a superhighway. Tlie Gillises wanted to slow down from the fast pace of modern life, and hoped to see the U.S. as our forefathers saw it. Barring the intervention of 100 years, the use of paved roads, and the roars of thousands of passing cars, Leon Gillis thinks he's succeeded in this, loo. Wanger Won't Take Pay Cut on Film ROME (UPf) --Producer Walter Wanger said today lie lias refused to lake a cut in salary to ease skyrocketing costs of the 530 million film of "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He said the matter is in "the hands of my attorney." But he said he has not been fired "unless there is some new develoj)- ment t h a t I know nothing about." No Unblemished Record CLEAR LAKE, Wis. (UPI) Democratic Gov. Gaylord Nelson launched his campaign for the U.'S. Senate in his home town Sunday, night with some misgivings. He admitted to residenls that he "broke loo many windows with a BB gun here to tell you I have an unblemished record." Laundry Parties BRISTOL, England (UPI) Town officials have a now teenage problem -- how to stop the wee-hour parties the youngsters have .taken to throwing in all flight .self-service laundries. ALMOST BEDTIME--Activity picks up around the wagon as the Gillises begin preparations for bedding down. The .wagon has traveled 3,200 miles from Virginia. The family of eight plans to stop when the "Last Wagon West" reaches Los Angeles. Eighty-seven per cent of New Jersey's population is urban, highest in the U.S.; North Dakota is lowest with 35 per cent. Yuman's Son Graduates From St. Mary's College Sain Roinco, clilosl son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Romeo, 2SD5 Visit ' Lane, Yunia. was H June 9lh graduate of St. Mary's College of St. Mary's, Calif. Sam received a B.S. in biology. He has a brother Bill now stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany, and a sister, Susie, who is a junior at Kofa, was raised in McGill, Nov. He has been accepted by the St. Louis University School of Medicine this Fall, where he will specialize in obstetrics and gynecoloiry. Sam is married and has an infant son, Tony. Upon graduation he and his family expect to set up temporary housekeeping in Yuma. Sam's father, Albert, is the administrator of the Ixwcr Colorado River Land Use Office. The Romcos are members of St. Francis Catholic Church. APART)! KXT liuiitiiis i« :i \reeie when you do it tin 1 easy \vay -- by readinj, 1 ··Apartments Tor Rent" in Classified. Try it now. SAM ROMEO The schooner Hannah, built at Beverly, Mass., was the first vessel to fly the Continental flag in the American Revolution. FOR BILLS THI SUN * * Monday, Jun« II, 1962 ASU Not Coached About Petitions FLAGSTAFF (UPI)-A member of the State Bonn! of Regents said tills weekend that Arizona State University has not been told by the Regents what to do about an initiative petition that seeks an Arizona medical school in Marl- copa County. The statement came from John G. Babbitt, of Flagstaff. He told an alumni meeting of the University of Arizona that there is "no truth" to any assertion that the regents have told ASU officials what to do. Clark Rorbach, of Phoenix, said ASU officials are voluntarily dis- · HOME WATER SYSTEMS · UNIVERSAL PUMPS · PRESSURE TANKS · PRESSURE SWITCHES · WELL POINTS · FOOT VALVES · CHECK VALVES Sales -- Service Installation Electrical Supplies MORRIS ELECTRIC couraging their faculty, students' and alumni from taking pert in the initiative movement. WHO CAN HELP YOUR HEARING? I CAN! 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