Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada on May 8, 1955 · Page 11
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Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 11

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Sunday, May 8, 1955
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SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1955 NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, RENO, NEVADA PAGE ELEVEN News of Nevada And Nearby California Plans for Big Barite Mill At Battle Mountain Are Completed by Texas Firm BATTLE MOUNTAIN, May 7.. (Special)--The immediate beginning of a 175-ton-per-day barite mill by the Magnet Cove Barium Corp. of Houston, Tex., is assured by resident manager Pete Edgar, who returned to Battle Mountain last weekend after conferring with company heads in Houston. All preliminaries have been cleared and the final draft of plans is almost complete, Edgar states. The mill building will be an all-steel structure 60x140 feet, and an office building I 24x40 feet is planned for brick construction. Twenty-three acres of land adjoining the town of Battle Mountain on the west and north of the Southern Pacific tracks, is being cleared for the new construction and arrangements are being made to start the foundations. The ore will be brought in from the Graystone Mine, leased last year from Lee, Dyer, Hand and · Layton and from other properties now held by Magnet Cove. The ore will be produced to powder fineness and bagged in 100-pound sacks at the new plant. The Southern Pacific Railroad Co. will provide a 1600-foot spur from the mill to the mainline railroad track for the convenience of the operation, The mill will be built under the supervision of Magnet Cove representatives with local labor according to Edgar. It is estimated that 30 men will be employed after completion of the mill. Magnet Cove is the largesl barium company in the world and is now building the same type of mill in Lake Charles, La., and in Florida. All products of "Magnet Cove Barium Co. are used in oil drilling. The company is a subsidiary of Dresser Industries of New York, and the new mill at Battle Mountain, with mine holdings in this area, is the company's first entry into the western field. * Carson Water Picture Better Late Storms Increase Storage 12% GARDNERVILLE, May 7 Late April storms have considerably improved the irrigation outlook on the Carson River watershed for this summer, the Gardnerville Record-Courier reports. Survey made -in late April on the Blue Lakes course indicates that the water content of the snowpack there is 85 per cent of normal, compared to 73 per cent of normal on April 1. The improved snowpack, combined with below normal April temperatures which held back much runoff so far, will stretch the supply of irrigation water several weeks. Austin District Shows Promise GOLDFIELD.MayT. (Special) I-ast week Harry Hughss, local geologist, spent a few days on the Fred Vollmar holdings located five iriJes southwest of Austin where eight men are employed. Mr.. Vollmar, well known mining promoter, formerly of Silver Peak, has been much Interested In the Austin district for some time but has been slowed down by Inclement weather. He is now en- Ksged in mining, also driving a 600 foot tunnel down the hill and un- (\er the present workings. As soon as weather conditions »rs a little more settled he plans a diamond drilling project to be between 2,000 and 3,000 feet on a large number of recently purchased patented mining claims in the heart of the Austin district. Jlining engineers find it difficult ta locate drilling spots during rain, snow and wind storms. Vegas Schools Lose Workmen To New Hotel Virtual Monopoly \ Of Bricklayers Charged LAS VEGAS, May 7--Because the big new Stardust Hotel, under construction here, has hired 60 per cent of the available masons in this area, there aren't enough bricklayers to go to work on Las Vegas' much- needed new school facilities. The Las Vegas Review-Journal said recently that an appeal would be made to the Nevada Tax Commission in an effort to break the virtual monopoly. It was felt that the state gaming license agency, which must consider the Stardust for a gaming license soon, might prevail on Tony Cornero, the Stardust proprietor, to release some of the bricklayers for work on school projects. Awaiting masons are 204 classrooms in ten new schools, it was noted. The Stardust is paying above-scale wages to workmen, and there was a possibility that some of the masonry contractors in this area would have to go out of business because of inability to hire skilled workers at regular pay. Peraldo Heads Humboldt Board WINNEMUCCA, May 7. -Louis Peraldo heads the new Humboldt county school board, the Humboldt Star reports. Other members of the board are Lynn Backus, clerk; John Tallman, Harry Randall and Ernest Miller. Representatives from every school district in the county, with exceptions of McDermitt, Rosebud and Stone House, took part in the election. Fallen Naval Station Has Promising Future Auxiliary Status May Be Changed To Regular Classification FALLON, May 7. (Special)--Expansion of the Fallen Naval Base may be greater than anyone here now realizes, according to Cmdr. Harry E. Cook, commanding officer \ NAAS. The multi-million-dollar improvement program anticipated for many months is now a definite fact, Cmdr Cook pointed out, with bids for base improvements to be let May 18. Work will begin simultaneously on the Air Force radar station and Navy housing project, he said. But more · interesting is the possible future development of the base. Cmdr. Cook said that Navy officials in Washington are planning to activate a completely new NAS--or Naval Air Station --on the coast in the near future, perhaps in 1956. There is good reason to believe that the Fallen base, designated now as an auxiliary air station, can be raised in status to become the location for the air station these officials are planning. Such a jump in status would mean that four air groups would be stationed here continuously (as compared with the single group now provided for) and that $20,000,000 to $25,000,000 would be expended in the expansion program. There is every reason to justify the promotion of NAAS to a full-fledged NAS, Cmdr. Cook e m p h a s i z e d . Fallon's flying weather is better than at any other location on the coast. Moreover, new type supersonic planes will make it possible to reach the ocean in just 15 minutes after leaving the .ground here, making Fallon's inland dis tance a negligible factor. Tonopab Schools Heed More Space Purchase of 40 Acres Of Land Considered TONOPAH, May 7. (Special) Firm in the belief that the time is not far distant when Tonopah must provide new and modern school facilities for its youngsters, including a new gymnasium, the Parent-Teacher Association has recommended that 40 acres of land near the Nye County hospital be acquired in the near future. The recommendation has been received and approved by the Nye county high school board of education and District Attorney William P. Beko, the latter stating that he has already taken preliminary steps to have the ground in question withdrawn from the public domain. Three other sites were considered by the P-TA as possible localities for school facilities. They were the old railroad depot, an unoccupied structure above the Bill Wilson residence and the former county hospital. Nells Moisture Above Normal WELLS, May 7. (Special)--For the first time in seven .months Wells weather records showed precipitation to'be ·normal and better, when the books were closed for. April, according to George Blackett, keeper of the record at the Wells Power Company office. Precipitation for April measured 1.08 inches or .29 nt aii inch above normal for the period. September was the last month that did not register below normal. A total of 9.2 inches of snow was measured ii April's "showers," and May's flowers promised to be snow flowers as sleet and snow squalls beginning Sunday did not taper off until Tuesday. April, 1955, was the coldest April in Wells in 10 years, the record also shows. Maximum temperature was registered the 30th, 69 degrees. Minimum, the 8th, was 15 degrees. Mean temperature for the- period was. 40.3 degrees, or 4.3 degrees below normal. Cold, hard winds and fre- cuent snow flurries were the order of the month. May Day blizzards were reported from both the O'Neil country north of Wells and from Starr Petition I* Fltod In Taylor Estate Probate ot the will of Clyde Victor Taylor was requested yesterday in a petition filed in district .court by John E. Cumin. Mr. Taylor died on April 27 in Reno. Named in the will arcj Jiis widow, Mrs. Minnie, Taylor of 1163 Buena Vista, and two sons, a daughter, and a brother, according to the petition. Mineral Power Rate Increase Is Protested PSC Will Conduct Hearing on Tuesday HAWTHORNE, May 7--Public Service Commission members will hear protests Tuesday in the proposed 10 per cent consumer rate increases sought by the Mineral County Power System. The boost in power service rates has been asked in tMat the California Electric Co., from which the local utility buys its electricity, was granted a rate increase earlier this year. Power is transmitted from Mill Creek Mono County, Calif., by the loca county-owned utility to Hawthorne, Luning, Mina and Sodaville, the Mineral County Independent States. The California firm's increase in rates was granted by the federal power commission despite the fact that both the loca: utility and the Nevada PSC disputed some of the increased costs claimed. Mineral County Commissioners James Pedrojetti and Leonard Harrison serve as the county power system's board of directors. -*Paradise Valley Has Dry Month PARADISE VALLEY, May 7.-Hain and snowfall for April was for below normal here, according :o the monthly report released by Lyiman Schwartz. Average precipitation for April s .75 of an inch, but only .13 of an inch was registered last month. The thermometer reached a top of 70 degrees April 9 and a low of 15 on April 3. DR. G. V. EDWARDS CHIROPODIST , Will Return Tuesday, May 10 '129 N. Center Phone 3-485! Jasper D. Murphy Of Mina, Succumbs HAWTHORNE. May 7.--Jasper D. Murphy, 76, of Mina died April 28 in Mineral County Hospital. Funeral services were held last Tuesday, followed by burial in Hawthorne cemetery. Mr. Murphy had followed mining in Nevada for many years. He is survived by two brothers, John Murphy of Denver and Worthy Murphy of Gallatin, Mo. SICK? If », writ* l» Spun CMroprcctic hmitoriiim «nJ Hoipltal, Donw, Colo., far Tntimonial Proof of t*i w ]tt In ·rthritif, rancor, polio, opilcpiy, rhcu- ·wtic favor, multiple tcltroiii, urtbrat patty, muKvlar dystrophy, trok«t -- h««rt, livor, (kin, ctomach, kidney ar ,0 ·cor*s of other ·ilfncnti. FOUR WAYS FINER! f c«. U.B. fiT. Of,, · Outstanding uniformity of appearance · Tove/i-up spots never show · Real one-coat hiding · True no-glare flat wall paint NEW N A L P L E X Great beauty new* for room*! A new kind of point that'* four-ways finer. Soft fiat finish gives velvet-like beauty clear around the room. Touches up even when dry without tell-tale spoti. Covers plaster, composition, wallpaper, old paint-in one coat. Works easily. Dries fa$t-re-u» room in two hour*. Come in! Get NEW Nalplex color card--free! ODORLESS-BRUSH, ROLLER WASH OUT IN WATER SAVIERS PAINT STORE "Serving Nevada for 48 Years" 216 WEST SECOND STREET -- PHONE 2-4041 HOUSEWIVES ON PREPARING ECONOMY CUTS OF MEAT MAY 10-11-12 EVENING, MAY 10-12--7:30 P.M. AFTERNOON, MAY 11--2:00 P.M. , IN THE CHURCH OF THE LITTLE FLOWER WELLS VASSAR STREETS THE CONSUMER CLASSES ARE FREE SERVICE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA AND NO ENROLLMENT FEE WILL BE COLLECTED! bcKIKUUC HATES--HOME AGENT IN WASHOE COUNTY, WILL CONDUCT: THE DEMONSTRATIONS. "Economy cuts can be as tasty and nutritious as the higher priced cuts," Miss Hayes ex- ' plains. About 35 pounds out of the total carcass are the Porterhouse, T-bone and club steaks. We must consume all the beef to get meat at a reasonable price. The economy cuts can be prepared in a way to make them just as nutritious in your fare " This series of demonstrations are sponsored by a local committee--Mrs D J Rodriaue chairman; Mrs W R. Anderson, Mrs. A. E. Nelson, Mrs. A. R. Caprio, Mrs. Howard Farns, Mrs. John P. Clark, Mrs. Fred H. Dressier, Helen Judd, Mrs. Phil Arden. ; MEAT FOR OLDER PERSONS There has been an altogether too prevalent idea that when persons reach the upper age bracket they should taper down on meat. fact, many have advocated a sort-of "tea and" toast" diet for these oldsters, Research, however, has disproved that idea. It is now recognized that older persons should have plentiful amounts' of such high protein .food as meat--especially to help keep up the work of body repair. Nutritionists at one of cur eastern colleges, studied older persons who were divided into two groups. Each group was given o diet which included meat as well as other common foods. The diets' were planned so that on paper at least they were of about the nutritive value. One group, however, was given meat twice per week, while the other received meat ten times weekly. At the end of the project it was found that those on the high-meat dier were superior in medical rating. This group hod better blood and bone conditions--were more resistant to fatigue and better in other comparisons. Meat had made the difference. 'MEAT SELECTION AN IMPORTANT TASK Beef provides greater variety and more in .price range than does any other food. A knowledge of the countless opportunities in buying beef is a distinct advantage to the homemaker, for it assures varied and interesting menus. It would be time well spent if every homemoker could make a special effort to become acquainted with beef cuts^--learn how to recognize these cuts--know how to prepare them correctly. With such Information she can buy meat wisely and be in a better position to save money on food bills. , MEAT FOR BLOOD REGENERATION Intensive Bodies carried on at one of our leading universities have revealed the superior properties of meat protein for blood regeneration. It was also revealed that this meat protein in the blood helps greatly in building what are termed "anti-bodies" which help to ward off body infections. This Advertisement Sponsored by Reno Evening Gazette and Nevada State Journal MEAT AT SIX WEEKS OF AGE Many changes have taken place in nutrition findings in the past 25 years. This is especially true with regard to feeding babies. Years ago, rneat was not usually recommended for babies until they were in the second year. History was made in infant feeding when a resarch worker conducted o study in feeding strained meat to infants in addition to their usual formulas. Her work showed that babies could be fed meat as early as six weeks of age. Moreover, the meat-fed babies had less anemia, were more contented, did not have as many colds, slept better and were superior in other respects to babies not receiving meat. Today, special meats are available for babies and the former idea of restricting meat to babies until a year or more old has' been discarded. AN INTERESTING COOKING TEST Experiments are interesting. More than that, they'are of much value in establishing all-important facts. Let's take the case of a beef cookery test, for example. In this test, two rib-roasts of beef, each weighing 24'/2 pounds, were cooked to the same degree of doneness. One was cooked, however, at a high temperature of 450 degrees Fahrenheit and the other at a low temperature of 250 degrees- Fahrenheit. After cooking, both roasts were re-weighed. The weight differences were striking. The roast cooked at the high temperature showed a cooking loss of 29 percent. The roast cooked at the low temperature showed a loss of only 9.8 percent. In other words, there was a saving of 19:2 percent in the case of the roast cooked at low heat. That was not the only advantage, however. It was found that the roast cooked ot low heat was more tender, juicier, more attractive in appearance and tasted better than the one cooked at the higher temperature. VSPAPERI

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