Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada on August 4, 1968 · Page 7
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Reno, Nevada
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Sunday, August 4, 1968
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/1--Nevada State Journal Sunday, August -/, Jf%'S . (J5ZHS2SS5E5E5c!Si5Ere52£S5^^ I |c Sweeping Away-- 0 the COBBWEBS $59 ·nit Purse By Ty Cobb For Air Races Purses totaling $59,000 - the biggest p r i z e money ever offered in the five-year history Wonder if Marty Thompson is getting a little J 0 f the National Championship apprehensive oxer his new job? He has come to town to take over the Associated Air Races at Reno -- will be TV has been approved for the|second in the same event In network to televise the event. 1967. He has also won two Press duties from Rick Meyer, erstwhile "lame duck" of the Reno bureau who is ticketed for Los Angeles \v ork. Checking with the telephone company to have a home phone installed, Mr. Thompson chatted with a Bell of Nevada gal who commented that she is "quite familiar with the exciting life the AP people must lead." By way of explanation, she noted that her own home phone number used to be 322-3637. Since the AP phone is 322-3639, Mr. Thompson must wonder how exciting things are hereabouts that people frantically dial the throng number so often! The thinking behind big league baseball trading is often deep and mysterious. Within one week, shortstop Ron Hansen of the Washington Senators pulled the first unassisted triple play in 41 years and also belted a grand slam home run. So Washington then trades him back to the White Sox. Our chief reason for mentioning this is to remind local readers that if they attended Silver Sox games at Moana Park back in 1956, they saw Ron Hansen playing shortstop for the Stockton Ports in the California League. There's extra local interest in this latest trade. When Washington peddled Hansen, it regained infielder Tim Cullen from the White Sox. Tim Cullen used to play Little League baseball in Reno. It pever fails. Every time you try to be a smart alec you goof up. We put in a funny about Rep. Baring having an aide named Darrell Dreyer and Sen. Bible duplicating with Dwight Dyer, and all that there confusion. But somehow, Dyer (whom we have only known for 12 or so years) came out Dwyer. Mr. Dyer-Dwyer got his revenge. He sent us a letter addressed to Ti Kob. It's kind of ironic that the Reno National League which won the city playoffs and then beat Las Vegas for the Nevada State championship now hasn't a home field for future Little League games. The National League's ball park which has been at the County Fair Grounds for several years is no more -- it was "evicted" by the County Commissioners in favor of the Livestock Pavilion. 'the competition next month. E. D. Weiner, one of the most consistent winners in national air racing, is the first to declare his intentions to fly for the big money. He will test his prowess against other pilots in the Harrah's Trophy Race for unlimited aircraft and in the Harolds Club Transcontinental Trophy Dash from Milwaukee, Wis., to Reno. Harrah's event carries a purse of $20,000; the transcontinental dash is for S15.000. Stanley BPJ-.V., chairman of the races, reports the total prize money this year represents a $16,500 increase over last year for the competitors in six different classifications. The four other classes include midgets (formula 1) for $12,000; sport biplanes for $6,000; women's pylon for $3,500; and AT-6s for $2,500. General Brewing Corp. will sponsor the women's j pylon. Brown also n o t e d a new three-year contract with ABC- ABC has been granted the ex- other cross - country races in elusive to film the races since j national competition (St. Peters- 1964, the first year they werejburg, Fla., to Palm Springs, staged in Reno. The new pact I Calif., in 1965; and Palm extends through 1970. (Springs, Calif., to Cleveland, The Harolds Club Transcontinental Trophy Dash, the first of this year's c o m p e t i t i v e events, will be flown Sept. 15 from General Mitchell Field at Milwaukee to Reno-Stead Airport, a distance of 1667 statute miles. Qualifications for all other classes will be held Sept. 18-19; final heats and races are scheduled for Sept. 20-22. Weiner, as first announced contestant, presents a formidable r e c o r d . He won the Harolds Club Transcontinental Trophy Dash in 1965 and placed Ohio in 1967), and has placed among the winners in the unlimited class in two Reno races. Jerry Duty, air races director, anticipates a ''record number" of entries in both events for the unlimiteds. Supporting air shows will be presented each day of competition. Programs will i n c l u d e aerobatic exhibitions, parachutists, antique aircraft, static displays and balloonists. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform on Sunday (Sept. 22), the final day of the races. Car Show Again Success in Reno Nevaddn Dies In Collision HENDERSON, (UPI)-Joseph Alvin Rutherford, 25, of Mercury, was killed early Saturday when his small s p o r t s car rammed into the rear of another car. The Henderson police said the accident occurred on U.S. 93-95 and Sunset Road between here and Las Vegas. The driver of the other car, Chester Hilts of Henderson, was not injured. Investigators said Rutherford was taken to Rose De Lima Hospital here and then transferred to Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital in Las Vegas where he died about an hour after the accident. Los Angeles car collector Ben Snider took top honors at Harrah's 4th annual Car Show in Reno Saturday. Snider, competing in the Antique class with a 1909 brfflant red Model-T Ford, captured the judges' approval for Best of Show honors. Ed Archer of Hayward, California was a two-time winner in the competition t a k i n g runnerup honors in both 19161924 Vintage class with a 1920 Ford Model-T Delivery Truck and runnerup honors in the Motorcycle division with a 1913 Indian. See Photo, Page 1 The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada has advised a New York physician to write letters to Reno city officials protesting the arrest of his son. Dr. Benjamin A. Payson asked Robert Throckmorton, ACLU state president, to check out the arrest of his 17-year-old son on July 19 in Reno. He said his son was traveling across country on a teen How's this for upsetting tradition? Pleasant Valley doesn't have a red fire truck. It's painted white. Who ever heard of such a thing? A columnist in a San Francisco paper recently sprang a startling "exclusive"' revelation. It was to the effect that the Henry Kaiser property at Lake Tahoe was being purchased by certain interests who planned to turn it into a big-time gambling casino. Verry interesting. Especially since die Kaiser property is on the California side of the lake, and you know how California is about gambling. Most anything might turn up in a woman's purse. Last week Alan Fried, a Los Angeles businessman reported that $9,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from his hotel room while he and his wife were visiting Las Vegas. A couple of days ago, Mr. Fried again called the Clark County sheriff's office. He told the investigators that the missing jewelry had been found -- in his wife's purse. A Civil Liberties Union supporter writes: "I hope you will find occasion to write more thoughtfully, understandingly and favorably about ACLU, and about long hair. It looked good on General Custer . . . " Yes, but that was 92 years ago -- and he didn't keep his hair, either. The Nevada State Journal and sportswriter Dick Treglown are somewhat famous in Venezuela. Dick's photo appeared in several major daily newspapers of that South American country. It was taken (and appeared in the Nevada State Journal) at the time several Venezuelan editors visited Nevada. They inspected the Journal offices, and Dick displayed a Journal "extra" on the fatal wounding of Sen. Robert Kennedy. Guy Farmer, former Reno-Carson newsman (AP) now an assistant information officer with the State Department, relays the word that the Venezuelan editors were impressed with University of Nevada's journalism school, with the informal manner of Gov. Paul Laxalt and they agree that Nevada is "fantastico." JRose and secretary Pat Tonini The two - day event was a combination Swap Meet and Car Show. Show o f f i c i a l s estimated 12,000 visitors and participants during the two-day event. Presenting awards were singer Dinah Shore, music man Sam Butera, and comic Roy Clark, all of whom are currently appearing at Harrah's Reno. A Special Swapper Awards was presented to Bill Collins of Los Angeles while Donald Hurr of Hammond, Indiana was presented an award for Car Doming the Longest Distance. Complete judging results: BEST OF SHOW -- Ben Snider, Los Angeles, Calif., 1909 Ford. ANTIQUE 1st -- Harry Johnson, 1911 Model T. Ford Sedan, Reno; Runner-up -Dick Mitchell, Rio Linda, Calif., 1910 Chalmers-Detroit Touring. VINTAGE 19K-1924 1st -- Bert Lobberegt, Issaquah, Wash., 1920 Pierce Arrow; fiunner-up -- Ed Archer, Haward, Calif., 1920 Ford Model T Delivery Truck. VINTAGE 1925-1933 1st -- Sturl Sheff, -os Angeles, Calif., 1932 Ford Convertible Sedan; Runner-up--Gerald Dahlen, Baldwin Park, Calif., 1932 Packard Coupe. VINTAGE 1934-1942 1st -- Robert Clark, Lafayette, Calif., 1942 Ford Military Jeep and Trailer; Runner-up -- Elmer Ryan, Bellflower, Calif., 1941 Chevrolet Club Coupe. CONTEMPORARY SPECIAL INTEREST 1st -- Bob Smith, Sacramento, Calif., 1957 Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce; Runner-up -- Mrs. Novella Steward, Oakland, Calif., 1953 Packard Club Sedan. SPORTS CARS 1st -- H. R. Burch, Weed Heights, 1955 Gull Wing Mercedes- Benz; Runner-up -- Tony Splane, Eusene, Ore., 1956 convertible Mercedes-Benz. MODEL A FORDS 1st -- Bob Hoy, South Lake Tahoe, 1930 Model A Ford; Runner-up-- Donald Orsco, Orinda, Calif., 1924 Ford Phaeton. CLASSIC 1st -- Tom Hubbard, Tuscon, Ariz., 1930 Franklin; Runner-up -- Dr. Richard Woods, Waukesan, III., 1933 Stutz. MOTORCYCLES 1st -- Joe Sarkees, 1919 Ariel; Runner-up -- Ed Archer, Haward, Calif., 1913 Indian. CAR COMING THE LONGEST DISTANCE -- Donald Hurr, Hammond, Ind., 1937 Convertible Coupe LaSalle. SPECIAL SWAPPERS AWARD -- Bill Collins, Los Angeles, Calif. FOR A GOVERNOR'S BIRTHDAY, what else but a Governor's Flag -- the first known in Nevada. Frederick C. Gale, assistant Nevada archivist, right, designed the new Nevada Governor's Flag, approved by Gov. Paul Laxalt, left, on May 22 of this year and given to him Friday on his 46th birthday. Fringed in gold with a field of blue, the artwork is silver and gold. Silver thread depicts the 17 stars, one for each county; the atomic symbol, spade, and nuggets on the right. All lettering, the two eagles, the broken wheel and the nuggets on the left are in gold thread. (Photo by Larry Stanton) Vegas Plane Crash Considered Suicide Father Advised to Write To Reno City Officials our called "Trails West" with ome 80 other youngsters in eight vans. This is Payson's account of he incident: "The kids were discharged rom the vehicles at one point n Reno while the counselor- drivers parked the vans. While waiting for the counselors' re- urn my son and two compan- Chamber Opens Drive For Members All signals are on "GO" In the current membership drive by Committee Chairmen of the Truckee-Donner Chamber o: Commerce. Already, several firms have tendered their money to Cham ber Manager Tom Dolley. A few persons have mailed in the fee for individual membership The program for 1968-69 se by the Executive Board requires strong cooperation of all busi nesses in the area. Several past presidents of the Chamber will make persona calls on businesses which are late in paying their dues. Th drive will culminate Aug. 25 a a Chamber picnic at Donner State Park chairmaned by Lor an Russell. Dues are being accepted b; any of the membership com mittee. They include Jack Mar quette, Jay Price, Daven Morey Hal Silva, Tom Dolley, Zeph ons started playing a guitar and harmonica. "A policeman approached the group and questioned their being mere; accused them of being runaways. The boys were not believed when they explained that they were part of a tour and soon after, even when the leader of the tour arrived, their story was doubted, "Post-haste they were hustled into a police van, frisked and brought to a juvenile detention home in Reno. When the officer in charge of the place of detention asked the arresting officer what the charge was, he replied "you name it," implying whatever the former said was okay. He didn't care. "It was only after a collect call to New York City and verification from someone at home, were my son and his companions released some two and a half hours later. "Needless to say, this was a very upsetting experience for everyone involved, including us, his parents, thousands of miles away. "I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this letter and tell me what steps, if any, you and/or I may take in terms of an explanation of the vilification and recompense for the unnecessary telephone call." Hazel Erskine, ACLU northern chapter secretary, said the doctor was advised to "object to a thing like this happening." She said the boy was only detained, so letters to the city council and chief of police were the only steps Dr. Payson could probably take. Young Payson and his companions were charged with being "unsupervised juveniles,' according to Dwight Nelson chief juvenile probation officer for Washoe County. Fire Calls Fire fighters in the Reno-Sparks-Car son City area responded to the followin alarms during the 24-hour period ending at 10 o'clock last night. RENO --4:02 p.m., 350 Kirman St., weeds no damage. SPARKS --10:53 p.m., 622 B St., false alarm. --10:30 a.m., Across from 1901 Truckle Lane, vacant field, illegal burn ing, no damage. --3:54 p.m.. West of 102 Ranch, of Interstate 80, brush, no damage. CARSON CITY --11:30 a.m., 600 Geanell Drive, bo in tree, brought down safely. --3:36 p.m., 3200 Champion Way.'rllega burning, no damage. --3:45 p.m., 2301 N. Carson St., Illega burning, no damage. --8:42 p.m., 939 W. Robinson St., over loaded transformer, no damage. NEVADA DIVISION OF FOF --No calls. ESTRY PUMPING Commercial · Industrial · Residential Sand, Oil and Grease Traps Fuel, Solvent or Septic Tanks 2300 gal. truck · 200 ft. host Fast · Prompt · Reasonable WASHOE SEPTIC TANK SVS. 323-6054 LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)-A 39-year-old mechanic crashed a stolen single engine plane into the 30-story Landmark Tower hotel-casino near the Las Vegas "Strip" Friday night. Police said Saturday he was despon- ent over the breakup of his month-old marriage. Everett Wayne Shaw was dlled when the Cessna 180 flew nto the space-needle shaped ower, completed seven years ago but never opened to the ublic. It is the tallest building i Nevada. An eyewitness at a nearby motel said Shaw appeared to be trying to pull up the plane at he last minute, indicating he lad changed his mind but too ate. The Cessna plummeted .own and crashed through the eiling of the huge Las Vegas Convention Center 200 yards away. The convention center was not n use. A food caterer, maintenance man and security juard in it at the tune were not injured. The carpets of a meeting room inside the center were saturated with gasoline but did not ignite. Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb said Shaw left notes in the apartment of his estranged wife and in his own apartment indicating he was despondent. The couple separated after three weeks of marriage. Lamb said that Shaw took off in the four-seater plane from a small airport at Jean, Nev., ibout 17 miles southwest of ere. The plane was owned by 1 Little who had landed earlier in the evening and left the plane HI the field. Control tower operators at VIcCarren Field, the commer- ial airport in Las Vegas, heard distress call seconds before tie crash but never made contact with the plane. Final Day For Vets To Cut Taxes Monday is the final day for Nevada veterans to make claims for tax exemptions on real property, Donald Peckham, Yashoe County assessor, said Saturday. The exemption deadline applies in all counties of the state. Peckham added that Monday is also the deadline for real property exemption claims for widows, orphans and the blind A $1,000 exemption is allowed in each category, except for the blind, for whom a $3,000 exemption is permitted. The Washoe assessor said his office will remain open unti 9 p.m. Monday to accommodate those who are eligible for the real property exemptions, bu who have not yet filed. Those filing should appear in person he said. Exemptions filed now are for fiscal year 1968-69, with the tai billing to be made in June o next year. Wild Chase Through Reno By Police A high speed chase by police »f an automobile containing two lurglary suspects came to an end early Saturday as the iuspect vehicle tore through shrubs, flowers, and fences on property at 12 Visalia Street and then crashed into a power pole on Casazza Street, near Wells Avenue. It all started at about 4:50 a.m. when a private police patrol reported a burglary in irogress at Carl Martin's Bar, 1455 S. Wells Ave. The chase ran for some dis ,ance on Wells Avenue, turned into Holcomb Lane and then onto Visalia Street. Regaining Wells Avenue, the :hase continued to Visalia where the car skidded out o control and crashed into the sower pole. The suspects, identified as Ross W. Brymer, 23, of 279 Slope Drive, and Ehner L Miller, 32, of 5627 Home Gar dens Drive, were arrested with out further incident. Police said they recovered a money bag, containing abou $391 in coins, along with som copper drinking mugs, which had apparently been tossed out of the vehicle into an empty lot at Wells Avenue and Visalia Street. Officers said the bar had been ransacked by burglars who pried into a variety of coin operated machines, including slot, and who had pried open drawers and cabinet. Boy Scouts Given Boat At Tahoe CRYSTAL BAY - The 17 members of Boy Scout Troop No. 37 of Incline Village are about ready to become Sea Scouts. They are the proud possessors of a 16% foot inboard motor- joat, the gift of Mrs. Hazel Crummer of Reno whose.hus- band, Roy E. Crummer' Sr., retired financier, died last March. The sleek craft, described by an adult associated with the Scout troop as "in spic and span condition" had been in storage at the lake. "The boys in the troop are so delighted they are almost speechless," he said. "They just don't know how to thank Mrs. Crummer." Troop 37 is sponsored by the Optimist Club of North Lake Tahoe, and the club will help cover the expenses of maintaining the boat. A number of gasoline stations in the area have expressed a willingness to donate fuel for the craft. The Scouts are planning a car wash to help with the financing problems surrounding their new acquisition. DR. G. EDWARDS PODIATRIST FOOT SPECIALIST 118 W. 2nd Street 323-4851 J A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon enters the earth's 900,000-mile-long shadow. Pennsylvania ranks first production of pretzels. HURRY! FIREPLACE PINE AT SUMMER PRICES (limited time} JOY'S WOOD 329-9839 TIMEX* THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND CONSIDERATION DURING MY ILLNESS. HARRISON'S WATCH REPAIRING your confidence in quality tccch-cs laslinp satisfaction OARKSON'S PLAZA 3016 Ki«tzk« tan* Your Symbol of Exceptional Apparel OOenafd ( s,Ctd for Men Women, Virginia at First \ NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS. 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