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   Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - August 25, 1938, Reno, Nevada                                I Men Are Like Weathercocks, They Stay Fixed, And When They Do, They Are Usually Worn Out Or Rusty NEVADA, THE One Sound State elxafoa GOOD MORNING The Woathmr Today Will Unchanged Yesterday: High. ..90 Low... 56 Full Details on 7 VOL. LXVII. NO. 289. ESTABLISHED KOVSMBBR 13. WTO RENO, NEVADA, THURSDAY, AUGUST UKMBrR OP THX ON1TSD PRESS ASSOCIATIONS TEN PAGES TODAY RECOVERY SPURT REPORTED GOOD MORNING New Judge Needed Court Calendar Lags Bautify Reno Force 67 JACK HUTLEDGE NAMING OF A successor to the post made vacant by the un- timely death of Judge T. F. Moran has been considerably delayed by Governor Kirman. Naming of a new judge for Department Nom- ber 1 of the Washoe District >y Court too quickly after the de- mise of the popular, highly re- spected jurist would have shown a lack of tact and courtesy, of which Governor Kirman would never have been guilty. y But a successor should be named before the November elec- tion. Present indications are that the governor may not appoint a judge until that time. He has made no comment when questioned. He gives the impression that if a successor IS named, it will be 9 some time before action is taken. At present Judge Benjamin F. Curler is shouldering the bur- den, handling his own work and that of the other department as well. Various judges have, at times, offered aid, but they, also, have been so busy the vast ma- jority of the work has been done by Judge Curler. The result is that Judge Curler is badly overworked, the calen- dar threatens to get far behind, litigants' face unnecessary and costly delays, and the smooth routine expected of this impor- tant court is disrupted. Judge Curler is doing a splen- did job keeps his court open far later than required in order to handle as many cases as possible. But it is unfair to expect him to continue this for (mother three months. He has been doing it for months he handled the court during Judge Moran's ill- ness and an additional three- months of this difficult work may possibly undermine his health, too. In all fairness a judge should be appointed by the governor. Nevada laws require this, we are told. Statute 4812 reads in part, "Whenever any vacancy shall oc- cur in the office of justice of the supreme court or district judge I or any state officer the governor SHALL fill same by granting a commission, which shall expire at the next general election by the people..." This has been interpreted as a mandatory appointment of a suc- cessor when such vacanies occur. True no time limit is specified. But in all fairness shouldn't the appointment be made quickly, under the circumstances? ONE WAY TO give employ- ment to hvndreds, and at the same time beautify Reno, would be for the city to demand that own- fers of vacant lots and unsightly yards clean them up. Trees should be kept trimmed. weeds cleared away, grass kept reasonably under control, side- j walks leveled. In sorae sectidhs of Reno, pe- destrians actually have to detour, step into the street and go around lots. is the way such a situa- tion is handled in many cities-. Owners are sent polite letters re- questing them to clean their property. A reasonable time is given them in which to comply With the request But, if no ac- tion has been taken after the deadline has passed, a crew of city employes is sent to the spot and the work done. And the bill f is added to the owner's taxes at the end of the year. Literally hundreds of Jobless could be given part time employ- ment in this manner. The city would improve greatly in apoear- ance. And very few land owners would complain, for their negli- gence in the majority of instances is due to oversight and  __ ___ _. ._ __.J Motor Trouble Blamed For Airliner Crash ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Aug. 24, (U.R) Motor was blamed tonight for the forced landing of a TWA transport plane uear here Wednesday which re- sulted in mino'4'injuries for two of Eyston Too Fast For Electric Eye? Englishman Goes 35t) Miles Per Hour, But Kecord BONNEVTLLE SALT FLATS Utah, Aug. Captain George E. T. Eyston missed setting an almost unbelievable speed record Wednesday because an electric eye didnt see him go by at miles' per hour. Clocked ;one way over a meas- ured mile in the center of the IS V4 mile natural salt speedway at an official speed pf 347.195 per hour, Eyston traveling at an even faster pace when he hurtled his gray thun- derbolt over the course on the return journey. Although the timing equip- ment had been checked and re- checksd, ft did not "catch" at tiie instant Ihe huge racing passed in front of ft seound time. As a result tiie Britisher has no new record, for international racing regobttions require com- petition of two mile in opposite directions within one hwr with the official time .the average of the two ruins." Not one word of criticism did he have of the' failure of the timing device. Not one took of anger face 35 miles per hour above the record whiih he eetabllilhed last year at nfles, be said, "It was a tteiQ alnNftt beyond de- scripeoa. It wtt; simply Bke It 11 passengers caused luxury skyliner. on board damage to and the More Are Jailed in. Mad Butcher Mystery CLEVELAND, Aug. Police, tracing ownership of a tattered quilt, searched Wednes- day night .on the city's toughest slum "Roaring Third" police they were convinced the "mad butcher of Kingsbury 'Bun" has his torso- murder "laborifcory." Detectives jailed six employes of a rag-and-paper company who were the last known handlers of the ragged quilt presumably be- fore the butcher of 13 men and women obtained it to wrap parts of his eight days ago in waterfront dump. BLAST OREGON, CITY, Ore, Aug. 14. WPA killed-late Wednesday, in a pre- mature dynamite explosion at a rock quarry on the Willamette Slight Case Of Murder! Bicycle Violators to Be Tried JOLIET, 111., Aug. The black figure of a woman lay, across the highway in the full light of moonbeams play- ing across the unusually tran- quil "Lovers' Lane." The grisly appearance of the figure was accentuated by the car lights approaching slowly down the. narrow lane of trees. The automobile lurched to a, sudden stop as the driver saw the figure ahead. A girl choked back a scream. Man in Black A black-clad man leaped to the side of the machine from behind the trees. "Go on, go he said hoarsely, "There's been a mur- der. Take the first turn to the, right if you want to come out alive." The man leaped back Into the darkness and' the 'automo- bile lights described.a isudden arc as swtuMl itetUr, anrond the ffifcre In the- roadwar, and followed the directions, the man htd given. The side road came to a dead end and the couple waited ner- vously for further orders from the man. The night grew darker and couple after couple followed the orders of the sinister man in black. The Lone Wolf Then John Rossi drove alone down the narrow lane. He saw the figure, heard the mysterious stranger' tell of the then raced around the recum- bent figure and into Joliet. He met Capt. James McCraney and a police squad. The police investigated. The mysteiious man had fled. In the roadway they found the figure of a well-dressed dummy. la the dead-end road they found 15 and IS couples waiting. Fifteen Jit- tery young men said they knew all ihe time U was a g-g-gag. RESERVE BOARD SAYS SEASONAL SLUMPMISSING Substantial Gain in U. S. Business is Widespread WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.-WR) nation moved forward to- ward recovery during July and early August, contrary to the usual seasonal slump for the the federal reserve tfcard reported Wednesday night. The September issue of the fed- eral reserve bulletin, noting an optimistic outlook, said that volume of industrial production spurted from 77 per cent of the 1923-25 average in June to 83 per cent in July, and that the gains continued through the first three weeks of August. Steel It Up Steel output rose sharply, lum- ber production increased, and the output in cement and glass in- dustries was maintained although automobile manufacturing con- tinued to decline. Improved conditions were re- ported in textile, shoe and coal industries, while< anthracite coal activities fell sharply. Construc- tion contract awards changed little from June to July, the re- port stated. Boom i On another front, tho securities and exchange commission report- ed that sales on all registered stock exchanges boomed to July An increase of 84.9 per c< nt over June and 25.6 per cent over July. Stock sales totaled a 92.5 per cent climb over June, while bond transactions were valued at a 31.3 per cent in- crease. Murder Charged Two Guards Held for Convicts Deaths PHILADELPHIA, Aug. burly prison guards were charged with homicide Wednes- day in connection with'the deaths of four hunger-striking convicts who were steam-baked in cramp- ed isolation cells at Philadelphia county prison. Alfred Brough and Francis Smith were arraigned before Magtstrate.Nathin .Beifel-and held without baiL The four, prisoners were found and literally baked alive In the tiny metal cells, built for one man but 'jammed with three be- fore the steel doors were locked and steam pipes within the cubicles heated to capacity, Cor- oner Charles M. Hersch said. Tydings Sought to Force Ship Sale at Ridiculous Prices? WASHINGTON Aug. ..Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Boper Wednesday joined Pres- ident Roosevelt's campaign to un- seat Sen., Mlllard Tydings, con- servative Maryland Democrat, charging Tydinfk attempted re- peatedly in 1934 to influence him to sell war-time merchant marine ships costing for only Organization Endorses Milliard Under the direction of Mrs Albert. Hilliard, the Reno Civic Club, a negro organization, held a meeting Wednesiay in the Milliard headquarters on Center street. Mrs. J. R. Hamlet was the principal speaker. Other talks were given by James Angliin. Miss Lucy V. Parker; Dewey Sampson, and Mrs. Hilhard. Bandits Harass Border MEXICO CITY, Aug. -The military commander at Matamoros, across the Rio Grande frofn Brownsville, Tex, ordered sentries to "exert extra vigilance" during the night because of a rumor that a bandit band was active in the area. PEACE HOPES FADE WASHINGTON, Aug. I. O. Chairman John L. Lewis announced Wednesday night after a series of protracted conferences that warring factions in the United Automobile Workers of America had not accepted any peace proposal. WELL, I'll Tell You- By BOB BURNS In almost every catastrphe, you'll find unsung heroes. The bravery medal usually goes to the fella who -lore the loudest gets b o d y excited when it should go to the quiet fella who in- forms the peo- ple of the dan- ger they're in without gettin' 'em excited. When my Uncle Orchie was clerkin' in a hotel, a nervous lady called down one night and said she couldn't sleep with a bunch of men up and down the hall: In a quiet voice, Uncle Or- chie says "Well, if you can sleep while the on fire, a few firemen runnin' down the hall shouldn't bother you KWSPAPLRl   

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