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   Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - August 18, 1938, Reno, Nevada                                Civility Is Not Hypocrisy; When We Are Considerate And Courteous We Simply Respect Our Own Good Breeding NEVADA, THE One Sound GOOD MORNING The Weather Today WU1 Be Cooler Yesterday: High...86 Low...56 Full Details on Pago VOL. LXVn. NO. 282, MOVZMBER t3. RENO, NEVADA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1938 IOOCKR or rax UNITED earns ASSOCIATIONS 12 PAGES TODAY 40 CHER SUSPECTS Armstrong Wins Title On Split Decision And Now He Looks Up At Joe Louis? GOOD MORNING Democratic Strength Counted at Republican Propaganda Highway BT BUTLEDGE TAMMANY HALL GOES ON TRIAL INO.COURT Accuse Jimmy Hines of Being Fixer In Rackets NEVADA DEMOCRATS out- number Republicans, final reg- istration figures show. But the mere fact the potential vote to insure victory is there does not mean victory is in the bag. Often favorable pre-election statistics breed and result in unexpected and bit- ter defeat. That could easily happen in Nevada, unless Demo- crats are careful A split in party ranks engi- neered by clever political opposi- tion, toof-bitter primary battles, whispering campaigns, any one of a number of things can easily bring about a near-rout and con- sequent defeat at the polls. The Democratic in Nevada is nice to think about, but party unity is far safer to depend upon. SPEAKING OF politics, that third term talk for Roosevelt is mostly Republican propaganda. True, an emergency might arise that would force Roosevelt to offer his serwces-io the-.cauntry- for' another four years, but chances of such a thing are re- mote. Republicans would like noth- ing better then to get Roosevelt to split his party wide open by seeking a third term, as did the first Roosevelt. We honestly be- lieve F. D. R.'s popularity is as strong now as It ever sibly stronger in some the third term precedent would be difficult to establifh. And thafs where the Republicans could quite easily walk back into power. r THE WAR ON HIGHWAY AC- CIDENTS is gradually making headway, is showing results. In thirty-two states, there have been fewer highway and auto- mobile deaths this year than in 1937. And Nevada leads the entire United States in the 18.7 per cent. The only other state that comes remotely close is South Carolina, boasting a de- crease of 17.9 per cent Fifteen states show an increase, and one state shows no change. Nevada may well be proud oi its highway casualty record, and vigilance during the remaining months of the year should be maintained, so that when the new year dawns, we may lay claim NEW YORK, Aug. Powerful Jimmy Hines, the ruddy-faced ex-blacksmith whose political prestige was so formid- able during the hey-day of Tam- many Hall that a crook of his finger could send a man to suc- cess or damnation, sat, in a sweltering courtroom Wednesday and heard himself called a crook. He sat, immobile as a graven Buddha, while a slender, black- eyed young man stood before jury and shot swift verbal darts and every dart found its' mark in Jimmy Hines. in Racket It was the opening of the trial for which all New York has wsiited James J. Hines, accused by the ex-choir singer from Michi- gan, young Thomas E. Dewey, of being the "political fixer" for the "Dutch Schultz" policy- racket It wag even more than a trial Hines, the, power behind the itfone in Tammany Hall. It was trial Stan Laurel Ousted From Studio And Harry Langdon Takes Place HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 17.   Stan Laurel, pickle-laced little screen comic, Wednesday was given his walking papers at Hal Roach studio which immediately signed Harry Langdon to form a new team with rotund Oliver Hardy. Laurel, Hardy's screen partner for many years, was dropped from the payroll after leaving town before completing retakes on their latest picture, "Block Heads." Langdon, the "baby faced comedian" of silent and early talkie days, has been working as a writer on the Roach lot. He was given a screen test which Executives' Producer Milton Bren pro- nounced "amazingly satisfactory." The new team of Hardy and Langdon, according to Roach, "will do only full-length features. and'' if Dewey his "fighf gainst Hines, it was the general? >elief it -would send the 48-iyear-, Id regime of Tammany Hall crashing into the discard. Dewey, speaking in a voice that lever rose above a conversational itch but stung like a whiplash when he rammed a point home, old the jury that Hines was the up" hi a racketeering empire that Uched nickels and dimes "from he poor." Hines helped organize the racket, of which the late Arthur Schultz" Flegenheimet was the nominal head. Hines received to a -for "taking care of protec- tion" for the racketeers. No Interference Hines saw to it that the law did not interfere with the racket, which Dewey charged was steeped in "vice and murder." Turning toward the man lie accused, Dewey pointed his finger at him and said: "The racket could not have operated at all without the aid oi Ibis man." to the toll nation's lowest car death THE HIGHWAY death decrease mentioned per cent for really moee than that Take into consideration .there are far more automobiles and far store traffic now than last year (Good 9, Col. 6) Wins Protest Candidate's Name Gets on Ballot CARSON CITY, Avf. 17. state supreme cour Wednesday granted a writ of mandamus ordering the Lincoln county clerk to place Hie name at Charles Culverwell on the Democratic ballot for the office of sheriff. CulverweO, along with three other filed his decla ration with lite county clerk alter tnoon of August 6, the last day The ruling interpreted the other three ccndi Other affected the ruling are Albert Amente, Republican for sheriff, and Ken Lee andC.A. Free, Demo Endurance Flight to Begin Thursday Nevada's first endurance flight, with Tfd Morrill and Marie Peters ot Reno at the controls, will starl Thursday at 7 a. m. in an attempt to break the world's endurance flight record of sixty-three hours and forty-five minutes. The take-off- will he made from the United Air Lilies' field south of Reno, while the landing, L all goes well, will be "some time Sunday" at the Vista airport, un- der present plans. A crowd is expected to be on hand for the take-off. The flight was originally ached uled to start Wednesday morning butlwas until a speda license could be obtained fron the .Bureau of Air Commerce a Oakland. Morrfll to Oak liirid for the license Wednesday RECORD VOTE IS INDICATED Washoe Leads State In Registrations Registration, of voters in 11 Ne- vada counties Wednesday night ndicated that an all-time record number of ballots would be cast n the primary elections of Sep- ember, with Democrats far numbering the Republicans. Washoe county led the register-, ing when final iigures, showed bat are eligible roflfsln ffie preciAcfs. According to figures of County Clerk Elwood H. Beemer, there are Democrats registered with Republicans and 442 non-partisan. Many Republicans changed their politics to vote in he primary, it was revealed, with Sparks registration nearly three! ;o one for the Democrats. Democrats Lead Democrat registrations outnum- >ered the Republicans in all .of the 11 counties reporting, with only one or two of the remaining ix counties indicative of a Re- publican majority. Clark county showed a decrease in the number' of registrations since 1936 when there were registrations. In 1938 the total was with Democrats, (See 9, CoL 1) Light Rain Fall. In Reno Wednesday A sprinkling of rain fell in Reno Wednesday as low pressure areas developed over the west, resulting in thunderstorms in this region. Only a trace fell, bul skies remained cloudy, and simi- lar conditions are forecast foi Thursday. The rain halted the rise of the temperature ,at a maximum of 86 degrees, and the mercury drop- ped rapidly as the rain started. The low for the day 56-de- grees. Roosevelt Leaves On Canadian Trip WASHINGTON, Aug. Roosevelt, who tias placed his political prestige, on the chopping block in Demo- cratic primaries in four states, Isft for Canada Wednesday ami capital that win liroaden his purge of party con sjervatives to inehidft all eawft da I os furvUaiitcnUUly opposed to Hit social reform program. WOMAN LEAPS INTOTRUCKEE Shallow Water Saves Her From Death Leaving a note in her purse, ipparently for her husband, an unidentified woman leaped from he Virginia Street bridge into the Truckee river late Wednesr day and ended up in the city hall. The woman who gave police he name of "Grace" was only slightly' injured from the plunge nto the shallow water. fished out pf the' German Markets in Another Sharp Drop BERLIN, Aug. Heavy led another sharp decline on the Berlin Wednesday. Wednesday's selling'waf'a Con- tinuation of an almost unbroken series of liquidating movements since April 27, when Field Mar- shal Hermann his decree on registration; of Jewis! property-'' She was AMBERSRGHTS GAME BATTLE; NEGROBOOED rfcrap Goes Full 15 Rounds; Black Is Triple Champ MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, 1EW YORK, Aug. 17. W.B [enry Armstrong, his face puffed and' bleeding, staggered into the ightweight throne room Wednes- ay night, victor over Champion Ambers in one of the most ensational battles ever seen in any ring. The savage, bloody fight was so close that more than, fans hook the Garden girders with their booing when, announcer larry Balogh notified fee crowd hat Armstrong had he had shattered pugilistic history by becoming the first man ever to wear three crowns at the ime. Winner Booed Armstrong, who previously had won the featherweight and welterweight titles, was still >ooed thunderously as he left the ring. But- the booing changed to deafening cheers as Ambers, minus his crowri as a result of los- men and taken to the WashOe General Hospital. "She was later edged- in the city jail. Officers found following note in the woman's' purse: "It's" your world. I'm just liv- ng in it. I looked for a hus- itod but I got a playboy. I tried 45 drink, but I can't drink with- going or crazy." they believed the a recent arrival for a divorce. She is about 26 years old. The jump of approximately 20 Eeet into the river was broken yy shallow water. Paradise" Valley Has Worst in History WINNEMUCCA, Aug. largest fire in the history ot Paradise Valley, forty- five miles northeast of Winne- mucca, was brought under con trol late Wednesday after caus ing more than damage. The flames destroyed the 000 hotel and five Valuable highway equipment d: the Dodge Construction Com pany housed in the hotel audi torium was not damaged. Caus of the fire was not known. Ni persons were injured in fighting the flames. Cinders froin the lire were scattered over the larger portion of the town, causing damage lawns. Negrin After Minor Spanish Crow PERPIGNAN, Franco-Spanish Frontier, Aiig. Juan Negrin of Loyalist Spain Wednesday left Barcelona for Swizerland after surviving minor cabinet crisis which ma serve as prelude to a real show down on his "win 'the war" reg ime, frontier reports indicated. possfesset of public esteem, climbed down from the ring. title ihat he had won frorti Tony Canzoneri back in ormarice "Wednesday night brand- ed him a truly great fighter. He ose twice from the floor to battle on and on and almost halt the vic- torious march of the Los Angeles negro who had knocked out 35 of lis last 38 opponents. Armstrong became first negro lightweight champion in 30 years, the first to hold the 135- crown since Battling Nel- son knocked out Joe Gans at San Prancisco in 1908. Armstrong won a hollow vic- nry on a split decision. Judge Vlarty Monroe gave the fight'to Ambers, eight rounds to seven. Judge George Lecron voted the jattle to Armstrong, eight rounds ;o six and one even. Referee Bill 's ballot decided the _He gave Armstrong Ambers six, and palled two even. The United Press score sheet gave Armstrong eight rounds, Ambers five, and called two even. Capacity Crowd The near-capacity crowd of cash' customers, who paid to see the fight, got far more than their money's worth. When Ambers entered the ring he had been the underdog, an eveS'money bet to be knocked out before the full 15 rounds.' He was considered by boxing experts generally the weakest lightweight champion ever to hold the title. But his grand display Wednes- day night was almost as much of an upset as if he had beaten Arm- strong, floored in the fifth and sixth rounds for counts of three and eight, respectively, the tow- headed jumping-jack from Her- kimer, N. Y., carried on and was hammering Armstrong savagely hi the final session. AlthoughArmstrong used ques- tionable "teMcs low punches, elbows head in many rounds, Ambers never resorted to (See 8, CoL 5) Pet Dog Saves Man From Forest Fire Fire Was Started When Quincy Overturned, Burned nernan, a Qniney mSfier, was under hospital treatment here thia wetk Jar a hrokea lac and head foBowinf hk cue- "torn- ot -._- nre of Fmnernatt wtt fcund at edge of toe fire, where he had CCC lire mippnfcioa crew dispatched to the blaze from Camp Brush Creek, for- est service officiate The fire in the ragged Bald Rock country of fce national Forest. The fire fcfran he the taMpitaLhy and at to attempted to ride in the machine Tmt kept from doing ao by; the arrival of Ein- neraan'a mining partner, who able to reason with the started when Tin M wrecked into Uanwa. The wai placed under Henry Armstrong, Los. Angeles negro, who became-the ring's first triple titlehplder by winning a Jplit 'decision over Ixm Ambers at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday night, .adHing the light- weight crown championships. Sheared Turns To 'Mystery' She, Won't Talk of Private Life RENO SCHOOL TOTALS SOAR Over Expected For Coming Year NEW YORK, Aug. Noima Shearer, who is usually regarded as one of the wealth- women in Hollywood, wavedran arm laden with 000 in1 diamonds, rubies and, emeralds Wednesday and pro- tested that the public was wrong when it regarded her as (a) a millionaire, 
                            

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