Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada on July 26, 1957 · Page 9
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Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 9

Reno, Nevada
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Friday, July 26, 1957
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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1957 NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, RENO, NEVADA PAGE NINE Curtiss-Wright Deals Due To Cost Humboldt County Aircraft Firm Buys Southern Pacific Land Humboldt county V ill lose more than $2500 a year in real propel - ty ta.\ revenues as the result ot a land swap between- Curtisi- \Vright Corporation and the I i-ral government. accoidinEC to the H u m b o l d t Star, Winnemucca neu spaper. CurtibS-Wtight has purchased about 65,000 acres of land iron' the Southern Pacitic Co. in souUi- . ern Humboldt county, Humboldt County Assessor Roy Persson told the Winnemucca newspape,- It also was reported the eot- poration has bought up about 132.500 acres of land from thej railroad in Pershin^ county. The two parcels are being trad-! ed by the corporation for approximately 79. COO acres in Lyon and Storey counties -- the land on which it has been previously announced Curtiss-Wright will es-i tablish its big engine testing cen- TRUCK STOP CAFE OPENS IN RENO ter. The story concerning the big land trade in the Star con tinues: Purpose of the trade is to consolidate federal land that will be traded to the aircraft corporation with a huge trad of land the company has already purchased from private parties in the Storey-Lyon county area, If this conso"dation is effected, Jack Hubbard and Merrill H. "Mac" McKinnon, for the last two years operating the Richfield truck service station in Reno at 1465 W. Fourth St., have now opened a restaurant in connection with their station. The cafe offers 24-hour service, with breakfast around the clock for truck drivers and tourists. ^ Pershing county acreage to slip back to the federal government taking this land off the county tax rolls because federal ownership of land is non-taxable. Actually, the Curtiss-Wright swap deal is just one of many such trades that have been going on in the past and very bkely will be intensified in the future as the industrial development of Nevada surges ahead. It is impossible for real estate It will giy.e Curtiss-Wright a land buyers to corner large tracts of holder's monopoly on a block of fedoil land by buying it directly real estate stretching from the because the federal government western edge of range to U. S. Highway 95 and from the south Truckee River to miles north of Virginia City. At allow go by the back' door in the land trade deals and, thereby, trade a rancher out of grazing land he has been permitted to use. Of course, the federal government by trading has not diminished the federal reserve of land because it has gained another plot in another locality. As in the Humboldt county c a s e , land gained by the federal government in this manner is then put under the management of the Bureau of Land Management and permits issued to ranchers in the vicinity ot the acquired land to use the land for grazing according to the rules and regulations of the Federal Range code under the Taylor Large real estale phenagling | s p 1 ' will not sell. Among other reasons the federal government advances for not selling is that the land has been parceled out under grazing permits to livestock growers in has been abutted in recent years At the same time Ihe trade will the vicinity, by the real estate policy o£ the the Humboldt county and Yet the federal government will SHOWTIME: 9 p. m. *nd 12 p. m. Stturdiyi 8:3O p. m. 11:3O p.m. With The Mopes Skylers In · Joy Healy Production With Singing MC Chris Roberts, and Sonny Howe Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Shortly after 1950 this company has "withdrawn" its land holding in Humboldt county for purchase by local and small operators such as ranchers. Prior to this anyone could buy the railroad's land in the county providing the railroad's terms were met. As of the 1956-1957 county tax roll, the SP still owns 281,009 acres in Humboldt and 647,726 acres in Pershing, the records of Counly Assessor Pers son show. The first major deal under thi« new policy was the William Pec- cole and associates land purchase from the SP in 1951 and there- Stardust May Have to Post Earnest Money CARSON CIT.Y, Julv 25. (U P-An order requiring posting it earnest money in connection with Ive plans 1b reorganize Stardust, 'nc., was expected to be issued this week by federal rourt. Judge John R. Ross has ordered all five plans for reorganization of the multi-million-dollar Las Vegas resort-hotel submitted 'n -rlting both to the court and the Federal Securities Commission hy Julv 28. The judge said U probnhl} would be several months before n reorganization ^.lan jould be accepted, adding he did not propose to tie up too much money in a deposit with the court. There were indications the backers o: each of the five plans would he required to place between $150,000 and $200,000 with tfie cour: pending a final decision The hotel was promoted by the late Tony Cornero Stralla. He died before the lavish structure was completed and shortly after ward work was halted on tho project. The five plans include: Stockholders' plan proposin- refinancing by stockholders $2,000,000 to complete the struc ,ure. Oliver Kahle's "buy-out" plan calling for $2,000,000 tc complete Fallen Naval Station Planning To Expand Over 39 Square Miles and his associates, chiefly southern California real estate promoters, purchased approximately 19,500 acres of lant n Humboldt from the SP anc lave since traded off or are in the process of trading this land to the federal government for federal-owned land in Clark county close to Las Vegas. This type of deal is made possible under the Taylor Grazing Act exchange application provisions. About $760 of county tax revenue was removed from the Humboldt county exchequer per year in this transaction. Together with the Curtiss- Wright deal, $3,287.83 per year has been lost to the county with the SP and federal land exchange policies foreboding more of the same in the future. Of course, the future for Humboldt county ta^resources in regard to real estale is nol all black. What wilh the grand settlement and farming of the Grass Valley, Quinn River. Orovada and Kings river districts, a great amount of new acreage should be going on the countv rolls once the settlement provision* are complied with under the Desert Entry law. the hotel and ready it for opera tion. Stockholders would be pal $3,350,000 in 12 installments be Sinning two and a half years afte ihe hotel opens. Trank-Hofeus plan proposes 5i3,500,000 loan to the Stardus from Federated Hotels, Inc., t pay contractors, secured claim and complete the hotel. Rella Factor so-called "buy out" plan in which the assets o the stockholders would be pur chased for $4,000,000. Securec creditors would be paid off in cas and the remaining stockholder and creditors would be paid i cash over a 10-year period. Monarch Investment plan cal Ing for purchase of the hotel's as sets for $4,000,000 after whic creditors and stockholders woul be paid in full on completion of the hotel. Plant Worker Seeks Damages LAS VEGAS. July 25. (IP)--A Henderson plant worker today filed a personal injury. damage suit in district court for more than $80,000 as the result of being struck by a car while walking alongside the road in Henderson a year ago. Marvin Cannon alleged negligent driving on the part of James Henry Smith, which resulted in a broken leg, skull fracture and broken foot, incapacitating Cannon for 31 weeks. Smith gave LHS Vegas as his home at the time of the accident. Cannon seeks $75,C30 general FALLON -- Long - range Navy lans to expand the land area of allon's Naval Auxiliary Air Sta- on to 39 square milrs--nearly even times the ground it now wns -- were revealed here this ·eek. NAAS Fallen will extend its ase area in all directions. The tation Will be a rectangle six miles across from north to south nd six and one-half miles from ast to west, if current plans are arried out. There has been no indication us o how lone or short a time period he proposed land 'acquisition ·' will take. Blueprints drawn b\ the ll!th Mavnl District's public works ot- ice in August of 1955, and heie- ofore referred to as "classified nformation" were released to the Mblic this week. ' "Patented land to be acquired n fee" includes portions or all- of at least 75 ranches and private iroperties totaling over 6,700 acres, in addition to the private ;rid previously acquired and other parcels presently in process of acquisition. In 1952 the Navy bought seven ranches totaling 667 acres, and under their 1956 program acquired 20 additional parcels total- ng 1,146 acres which are about to be paid for al the presenl lime. Proposed for fee acquisition in the next Navy purchase is 2,120 acres, including six parcels belonging to. three ranchers. Approximately 13,000 acres of custodial lands--"unparented land to be transferred"--will go to the Navy. This total includes 2,560 acres originally acquired for the base, 360 acres acquired" alone with the first seven ranches, and about 10,000 acres to be trans- terred in the future. The present base area has grown from an original four sections nnd 2,560 acres to about five and three-quarters sections and approximately 3,fiOO acres. Advanced planning us shown hy Donald Streshly Succumbs Here Donald Forrest Streshly, 44, of the Navy drawings wojld extend the base to nearl 25,'XX) acres. The prints show three runwass i equivalent length -- about two and one-quarter miles each, including apions on the ends. East botmdap. of the advance planning proposed land acquisition would follow north-south sec- lion lines one mile east of Grimes point, where Highway U S. 50 angles to the southeast The ultimate area would include the hills Oroville, formerly of W i l 1 o w j f o r a mile faM ot this Creek C a l i f , died" at a local hos- South boundarx wjuld pital Wecliw-daj, and 1hroc'-qu;.rtPis miles south nf M i . Stroshly" was. encaged m | t h c profM I i i . j h w ·anchiriK ;:nd stork raising at,lowing a trr«pst line one- quaiter mile n u i l i i ot a secticn lino. West boundnn would run true noith-'.outh, midway between section lines one-half mile east ot Alternate U. S. 50, with two exceptions Near the junction of U. S. 50 and 50 Alternate, the boundary would be only a quarter mile east of Alternate 50 for a distance of one and one-quarter miles to the north. Excluded from the Navy area would be two triangular parcels east of the Leo Bergin ranch and west of the Pete Cushman rand-. North boundary would be a t i u e east-west line running a quarter Tile north of the boun- darj between Townships 18 and 19.'one-half mile south of th.2 Stillwater road at the Doif rancn. Northwest corner of the pin- posed base area would include the tract where the city of Fallon new sewage disposal plant now stands. Northeast corner would cut oft and include the southeast quarter mile of the Harmon Reservoir. Southwest corner of tha proposed area would include the Pete Cushman ranc^i. All lands within this broad rectangle are proposed for Navy acquisition. Willow Creek until iie mo\ed to Oroulle in December 1956, be! cause of his health. He was a former rodeo contestant. Mr. Streshley i« survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois Streshley of Oro- ville-ntep-son, Richard L. Barham of Susanville; brothers Todd Streshley of Oroville and Glenn Streshley of Susanville, and sisters Mrs. Lutie Kaerth and Mrs. Mabel Jenkins of Susanville. Body of Man Found At Bucks Lake After Fishermen Vanish QUINCY, July 25. (HP) -- The body of one ot two men missing on Bucks lake -in PlumaS county since May 28th has been found and identified as that of Paul Slower, of Oroville. Authorities say Slower and Roy Kaelin, also of Oroville, were re ported missing after their fishing boat was found empty on the lake nearly two months ago. Scorch marks on the boat indicated Ihey may have been struck by lightning. Kaelln's body has not been found. damages, $4000 in lost wanes and $1507 in medical expenses in the claim filed by attorney Howard Cannon, his cousin. NOW APPEARING THRU AUG. (LIMITED 10 DAY ENGAGEMENT) /' , *,,-. , , . ,, , ' CAL-NEVA LODGE PROUDLY PRESENTS HUTTON YOU* HOST -- WINSY GHOIEK Heienralloni: Lib. 7-3341 Facing Charge LAS VEGAS, July 25 OP)--A mother and daughter have been arrested here today for investigation of suspected embezzlement of more than $6000 from a trailer Court operator. Held are Ruth Sims, manager of the Juleart Vrailer Court, and her daughter, Creola, 20. Del. Sgt. Paul Deweert said trailer court owner John Clark has claimed the women took the money over several msnths for rentals. The young woman is also being investigated for suspected forgery of lOUs made out in the ames of sever; 1 tenants. FOR FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT "Rhythm On Ice" 'egas Cafe Blazes During Celebration LAS VEGAS, July 25. (W - )uring preparations for a Mormon "Pioneer Davs" relebration t for today, fire broke out t the Hickory Wood Barbecue, 15 Fremont St., where a beef inner was being cooked. Minor amage was caused to an over- read flue, firemen said. Two years ago a fire caused 12,000 damage to the- same equipment at. the restaurant. to SAY WHO'S GU6ST or THI o*y Jack Williams IvENC CAST OF FOURTEEN A GEORGE ARNOLD Pro- duction featuring M I R O- S L A V A, Czechoilovakian skating champion, Red Mc- Carthy, featured skater of Ice Capades, Buff and Joan McCusker, start of the Ice Fellies, Frank Meyers of Sonja Heine's Ice Show, Tha Burling Triplets, also from ice Capades and show girls from Hollywood on Ice. At left -- Ice Capers number starring Miroslava, George Arnold and Larry Ellis. RENO HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM 8:00 P.M. THURSDAY - FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY MATINEE SATURDAY _ JULY 27 - 2:00 P.M. . TICKETS PRESENTED BY RENO FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION

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