Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada on November 22, 1955 · Page 12
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CARE-COURTESY DRIVE SAFELY journal PAGE TWELVE RENO, NEVADA, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, 1955 ESTABLISHED 1870 WEATHER YESTERDAY: High 46, Low 35: Precipitation .01. TODAY: Fair; little change in temperature. Ely Hunter Fights Way Through Storm Cougar Screams, Wife Near Collapse As Searchers Wait for Daybreak WELLS, Nov. 21. (Special)--Orville Winn, 40, of Ely, got back to civilization by luck alone early this morning after wandering nearly 35 miles in blizzard conditions south of here. Mr. Winn left his wife and two small sons, 8 and 10 years of age, in the family pickup truck near the Missouri- Monarch Mine dump, 45 miles south of here, about 6 a.m. Sunday. He said he would be gone for about an hour. truck, Soon after he left the Mrs. \Vinn heard a single rifle shot. Hei hu-band did not re- tum to the car. About 9 a m 31 rs Winn asked a party of hunt- ters from EIj and Las Vegas. camped nearb, to look for her husband The searched for six hours, and then notified Consta He Buntv Powers of Wells and Sheriff Jess Harris of the miss ing man Constable Powers and Sheriff Jiarris joined the searchers, and looked until dark. The hunt was cancelled until morning, the area being pock-marked with abandoned mine shafts. Cougar Screams Just after dark a cougar screamed near the searchers It sounded so much like a person in distress that one of the hunt- el s set off in the gale and snow to trace the sound. Sheriff Harris called him back, remarking that one lost hunter was enough. Mr. Winn, cold hungry and very tired, showed up at 11 p.m at Shatter on the Western Pacific Railroad, nearly 40 miles east of Wells. Follows Tracks He said he had seen a couple of deer, and got completely lost tiymg to stalk them. He walked completely o%er Spruce Mountain, finally ga-nmg the Nevada Northern Railroad right of way. His sense of direction confused, he stumbled along the tracks in one direction for a while, and then turned around to walk the ether way. A section hand, driving a pickup truck, came across him a short distance from Shatter and brought him to Wells at 1 a.m Mrs. Winn, who recently lost h«-r mother in the airliner crash near Denver, was in a state of near-collapse when her husband was finally found. She had been convinced that the one rifle shot meant that her "husband had shot himself accidentally. Driver Uses Bull Whip As Youths Attack Altercation at S. Virginia St. and California A\e. led to the roundup of fHe local youths early evterday morning. The five tried to attack Lee Fairbanks. 1740 Mayberry Drive, while he sat in his car waiting for a- friend, police reports said. Mr. Fairbanks told police that the youths, in a 1950 Mercury, pulled up beside him and then attempted to drag him from his car. He said he tried to defend himself with one of two bull whips which he had under the seat of his car. The youths took the whips and left when they found Mr. Fairbanks had a broken ankle, he added. Police halted the fire, three Sparks youths and two from JU-no, a short time later for questioning. They admitted molesting Mr. Fairbanks, but said they did so when he threatened to ha\e them "run out of town." The fh e also mentioned "beating up" an airman, officers said. Xo charges were filed, and the group was released with warnings. Passenger Dips Cabbie's Purse Something ne» in the i\av of theft cases was reported to Reno police yesterday. A taxicab passenger was arrested early Sunday morning for stealing the cab driver's wallet. In custody on charges of petty theft is Marjone Anchors, 25, 47 Rock St Reco\ered with her arrest was · uallet containing S61. belonging to cab driver Jack Kicklighter, 643 University Terrace, v. hich was removed from under the taxicab seat during a trip to the woman's home, police said. ACE CARPET c Upholstery Cleaners REPAIR - LAYING BINDING All work inivrcd and guaranteed in your home er in our plant. FREE PICKUP * DELIVERY 3-DAY SERVICE J147 t«t »" »· "·· Police Variety Show Played To Sell-Out Crowd Widows and Orphans Fund Swelled By $8,200 Most successful Reno police Variety Show in the three-year history of the event was chalked up Sunday night. Standing room was sold to many persons who insisted on getting in after every available seat in the Reno High School gymnasium was sold out. The s t a n d e e s had no complaints, either. More than 4,000 persons saw Ihe show, and a gross profit of $8,200 was reported Proceeds will go to the Reno Police Protec- :ive Association's fund for widows and orphans. Big Name Talent Splendid talent gave performances without charge, and the big audience cheered each act lustily. Ella Mae Morse and Beatrice Kay, the Sons of the Pioneers and other nationally famous performers delighted the audience. However, the show-stopper (as it invariably has been) was the beef trust chorus--a line of hefty Reno police officers mincing through some intricate routines. The "Drag-nettes," as the act was billed, brought the house down with a fan dance. -- y Host Glamorous Spinster Loses TitleinReno Hollywood Actress Weds in Quiet Ceremony By UNITED PRESS Actress Yvonne de Carlo married movie stuntman Robert Drew Morgan yesterday in a surprise ceremony ending her reign as Hollywood's most glamorous spinster. Only eight close friends attend- d the wedding at 12:30 p.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Actor Rory Calhoun gave the bride away. The 33- ear-old movie queen wore a white lace, princess-style ballerina-length gown with a flair skirt, and .pink .taffeta .bodice, white gloves, a tiny white lace hat and white linen pumps.. She carried a pink beaded bag and a small bouquet of pink roses. "I'm getting married because now I know what I want from life from a man who will be a life-long partner," Yvonne said before the ceiemonj "We have a wonderful future planned " She said she had known Morgan, 40, for f n e ears. They obtained a marriage license jester- day at nearby Carson City following completion of "Raw Edge," in which Miss De Carlo co-staried w i t h Calhoun. The coremoru was perfoimecl RPV Theodore H. Ker- Mis. George Schvveigcr b\ the StOttPI of Bollywood, a close fnend. was matron of honor Chailes Hav- \\ard was best man. Moigan. movir stunt man and f I/* A Ik. IT I/" earth slide at the Liberty Pit, Ruth, is outlined below in the earth slid from the rim of the pit, the world's largest open-cut copper mine, iW OloAIN I IV- photograph. Note the tiny black dot at the lower left por- feet to the pit floor. One man, Neves Reyes, 22, was killed, and two others barely tion of the slide, which" indicates one of Kennecott Copper Com', immense shovels escaped_with their Mves The.three were, working-nea,-the shovel at the,13', eve 11UJ1 \JL 11 1C 311UC. WJllVll JllWH-HttO Wll*. »"· .«»».«MM,WWfc H Wf£*l~J. WA.f.1 U ».»..».wv -- , -- , ,,.-4 - toppled over and partially buried in the debris. Approximately 2,000,000 tons of of the mine when the earth slipped Saturday afternoon. (Fehr photo) ·5 C D I k J C T C P no more is glamorous Yvonne De Carlo, pic- j r l IN J I CIV tured below with bridegroom Robert Morgan, whom she married in a surprise Reno ceremony. The 33-year-old movie queen until yesterday held the title of Hollywood's most glamorous spinster. Morgan is a Hollywood stuntman. The Rev. T. H. Kerstetter married the couple at St Stephen's Episcopal Church. Much-Delayed Storm Finally Reaches Western Nevada Area Much - delayed storm finally wandered through this area yesterday, spattering western Nevada with snow and making things generally chilly. The U. S. weather bureau is forecasting clear skies today with temperatures slightly warmer supporting actor, is a widower with an right-y far-old daughter. He served as a Navv fighter pilot during the war The couple plan to reside at Yvonne's North Hollywood home after a bncf honeymoon in Call- APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITIONS OF HOSEMAN and PATROLMAN With the City of Reno will be accepted until Friday, December 2, at 5 p.m. REQUIREMENTS HOSEMAN: Age 21 to 30. Height 5'7"; Weight, not less than 140 Ibs. Written Exam. PATROLMAN: Age 25 to 35. Height 5'9"; Weight not less than 150 Ibs. Written Exam. Starting Salary for both positions $360.00 per month For further information contact RENO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION CITY HALL Phone 3-0701 - Ex. 6 throughout most of Nevada during the day. Not too much change is foreseen in Reno from yestei; day's high of 46 degrees and low »f 35. Highways were reported clear last night, although ice on Donner Summit (U.S. 40) and Echo Summit (U S. 50) made chains advis* able: All motorists were cau tioned to carry chains with them on driving highways. any high elevation Tew Beers' Start Fallen Sailors On Wild Crime Wave "We were having a few beers in the PX on the Naval base at Fallen and started to get lonesome." That's the way Bernardo Salinas, 18, and his 17-year-old fellow sailor explained what started their crime spree Sunday night. Before Salinas and the younger boy were taken into custody early yesterday morning at Reno they had (1) stolen three (possibly four) automobiles, (2) been involved in an accident and (3) committed an armed robberj. According to statements made by the pair to Reno police, then- escapades went as follows: They walked through the Fallon Naval Air Station parking lot and decided to make off with a 1953 Buick which had the keys in the ignition. Taking the Buick, they drove into Fallon and held up a man there, the younger sailor simulating a gun in his pocket. The holdup netted the two $1.50. En route to Reno, they stopped at Hazen and bought beer. Apparently the beer too effect, because at Fourth St. and University Ave. they rammed the stolen Buick into the rear of a sedan driven by Ray Powell, 29, of Stead Air Base. Leaving the car where it was, the pair fled afoot. "We figured that we were already gone, M we got the second car and drove It off," the younger boy's statement says. Apparently the second car was a 1946 Buick belonging to C. F. Glllogly, 11150 Mlraloma Drive, which was a b a n d o n e d in Sparks. In Sparks, the pair took a 1955 Sts.--the same place listed as where the Gillogly car disappeared from The Buick belonged to Marshall Wardall. They didn't get far in the fourth car. At 4 45 a m. Wardall, owner of a bar on W. Second St., and his piano player, Charles Gillogly, both minus automobiles, spotted the Buick at Second and Virginia Sts. They took action and climbed into the vehicle. A passing police patrol car, seeing some sort of fracas going on, halted. A statement b one of the sailors that they had "just borrowed" the Buick from its owner got them nowhere Churchill County S h e r i f f George Wilkins claimed the two yesterday afternoon. He noted that there was a second robbery case repotted at Fallon about which he wanted to question the two. Sparks police also are interested in the two sailors, who fit descriptions of a pair who held up a service station there last week. Two Motorists Make Mistakes Brush With Patrol Cars Unwise Two motoiists made the bad mistake of nearly ramming patrol cars last weekend. Fined $250 was Leroy O. Carlson, 26,338 Wheeler Ave., charged with drunken driving. Donald Wiltse, 30, Gardnerville, was fined $150 for recklessness. In both cases, the drivers' licenses were suspended for 30 days. Highway the Wiltse patrol officers said car nearly collided with one of their vehicles on Sierra St. near Ninth Sunda afternoon, and then ignored led lights and siren when fhev gave chase When they finally flagged down Wiltse he told them it was "an emergency," and that ho w as "going to the Indian grauaid." However, he started up and sideswiped the patiol car as he did so Patrolmen took him to city jail. Carlson missed a police car by a narrow margin at the north end of Sierra St. early jesteidaj morning, and also ignored red lights and siren until pulled to the curb at Seventh St., repot ts said. Tax Commission Studies Washoe Budget Monday County School Aid, 27-Cent Problem On Agenda Two of Washop Count\ s financial problems w i l l be considered by the Nevada Stato Tax Commission when il meets next work, and the decisions t h a t are mad? may have an important bearing on the countj s financial picture during the next few month's. The ta\ commission \\ill be asked to alter its stand regaid- ing the countj's financial support to schools, and it \u1l be asked to end the confusion of the much-publicued "27 cent problem." The meeting \\ill be held on Monday. The county commissioners are asking the tax commission to le- scind its order denying the county the right to reduce the slice of its tax revenue that goes to the schools. Refused Reduction When the tax commission set the county's tax rate at S2 00 per $100 of assessed \aluation la«t summer, it ruled that this rate could go to the county as long as it agreed not to cut the share of that money that was going to the schools. About 75 cents was to be allotted for school purposes. However, the $200 figure which was approved by the tax commission represented a substantial cut in the request made by the county commissioners, and the county is facing one of the worst financial crises in its his- torj Another factor Is that the assetwed \aluntlon of taxable property In the county to greater than estimated previously. The present assessed valuation I* believed to be about $16,800,000, Instead of the $15,100,000 previously announced. The county commissioners are contending that they should not be required to pay 75 cents of their two dollars to the schools since a smaller share would, provide the revenue that they promised to the school systems, now that the assessed valuation has increased The touchy "27 cent problem" will be dumped in the lap of the ta\ commission, also. It involves personal property taxes collected since July 1 by the county assessors. Because the state property tax rate was reduced without any change in the local property tax rates or in the overall rate collection, about S17.000 has been accumulated in Washoe County coffers \\hicli, lor the time being at least, belongs to none ot the goxernments The state reduced Its share of the property tax rate July 1 from 69 cents to 43 rents. The extra 27 rents could not then be forwarded to the state and t!:ern was no provision to funnel It Into local treasuries. Local officials arc contending that It can bo distributed to local (foernm*-nts and schools, but state officials ha\c said It should be credited to or returned to taxpars. Pontiac belonging to Hughes from in front Joseph of the Hughes home, 812 C St. The Pontiac didnt have enough gas to take them where they wanted to go, so they abandoned it in a service station and helped themselves to a 1950 Buick parked in a service station yard at Second and West RETAIL PRICE '4.85 RENO DRUG 200 LAKE ST. Ph. 3-6129 1027 E. 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