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   Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1955, Reno, Nevada                            NO EVENING GAZETTE January 7, 1955 Humboldt Pioneers' Effort To Save Famed Joss House "Rebuffed by City Council WINNEMUCCA. Although a newly-formed group called the Humboldt whose sole objective to to preserve Humboldt county landmarks and is headed by former state senator Forrest ...Bell, offered to sponsor the Girl Scouts by accepting a deed to the _Wlnnemucca Joss House, the city council to change con- motion based on lack of a "responsible sponsor" which made at the Dec. 21 special >i Cavanagh, member of the citizens' committee, coo pe rat- .ing with the Girl Scouts in the i attempted restoration of the old for ecout quarters, pro- duced the deed executed by Happy 8OKBOW over, possibility of razing famous old Wlnnemucca Jose House is expressed here by Hlkolchk (Happy) Okada, who was a contributor to the upkeep of house while a Chinese Mason. Happy has expressed the desire that the Joss House be repaired and maintained by the Girl Scouts but the city council has ordered it razed. Okada, the aole remaining Chi- Mason here, who also had signed a consent of trusteeship. Mrs. Forrest Bell and Mr. and O. R. Maunula were other "members of the committee pres- ent. In consent that Mrs. Cav- anagh named to act as trus- tee of the condemned structure so that it could be repaired and maintained by the Girl Scouts or used for some other worthy cause, Happy Okada said that he "did not wish to see the House on- Baud etreet, built in 1902, rued by the city council." "As I contributed to the Jon Route upkeep while a Mason which disbanded after the visit of Dr. Sun Tat Sen in Win- Mmucca, it to my desire that the tralUUng be converted into a chapel or quarters for the Winne- "mucca Girl Scouts, or put to some similar instead of being de- molished." Happy was born Aug. 20. 1877, in Japan. He came to America April 6, 1906, and a week later arrived In Winnemucca. He was employed as janitor at the Mag- nolia Bar, at the Elite and for the Jewelry store of Krenkel Bosch. In 1908 he joined the Chinese In Wlnnemucca. The same ..year he was in Gerlach where of company were run- ning WP boarding house dur- ing construction period of the "transcontinental line. Upon com- 'pletion of the Western Pacific in the'Winter of 1909 he returned --to Wlnnemucca. Because he could speak Chi- nese, Japanese and English, Hap- py was the bodyguard for Dr. Sun Yat Sen during his visit to the Winnemucca Joss House. Mrs -'Cavanagh also produced a group Including the doctor and Happy Inside the Joss House, 1 which she has had in her posses- sion many years. In discussing the documents at -the city council cession Monday .night, Mrs. Cavanagh said that City AUy. Donald Leigh ton, also representing the Girl Scouts, had refused to present a petition for trusteeship to the court after its having been set for hearing on Monday, Dec. 27. He had Insisted Chinese must give consent, in compliance with the edict of Judge Merwyn Brown. None was available. Happy Okada is Japa- nese. Appearing before the city board, Mrs. Cavanagh explained that she felt the council should be told of the existence of the deed and consent of trusteeship "inas- much as we were prevented from being heard In court." She also explained pages of deed descriptions taken from county records and which she had discussed with qualified Reno friends in early December, to re- fute Judge Merwyn' Brown's ad- vise to Attorney Lelghton several months ago. At that time he In- sisted the obtaining of a title must rest entirely upon Chinese who lived In Wlnnemucca at the time William S. Bonnifield executed a trustee deed on Nov. 22, 1909 which barred the Low family in California because their father had died during September, 1909 The council refused to change its stand, repeating as on numer- ous other occasions that the struc- ture was unsafe, unsound and no fit place for Girl Scouts. Councilman Clarence Stoker in- dicated that townspeople pre- ferred to donate land and materia to construct a more suitable building for the young women. Mayor Ernest Damon, after being pressed several times, re- luctantly admitted that no 11 censed contractor had told the city board that the structure was unsafe. It devolved that their decision rested solely upon the Inspection made by them the afternoon of Dec. 21, 1954, at which time Cliff Myers withdrew support of the Jaycees without the previous knowledge of the Girl Scouts. After Mrs. Cavanagh had fin- ished showing the evidence she had gathered In behalf of the Girl Scouts, and informing the council that every one of its stipulated de- mands had been met by either the scouts planning board or the citizens committee. Mayor Ernest Damon said, "You may try to block us with those papers, but we continue to stand on our orig- inal motion." ormer Senator Jons Speaker Former Sen. Ernest S. Brown ras the principal speaker at the cgular Lions club luncheon in the 'able Room of the Mapes Hotel this week. Senator Brown's remarks were >n the issues that faced the American congress and the pres- nt responsibilities of the Ameri- can taxpayer. He stressed that the "fear" of oday was not one alone of Russia or communism but rather, full employment from within and that or the most part, "the people hold he government responsible that everyone holds a job." He stressed that what he :ermed the present "glve-a-way program" to foreign countries has not increased our national defense nor has it made better friends with those foreign countries. He One Is Called For Service Duty Washoe county's selective serv- ice office, local board No. 16, is calling only one man into the armed this month under the new defense department pol- icy of curtailing the size of the armed forces. Clifford M. Block Is the only Washoe county draftee on the call list, but Daniel Gordon McKenzie of Missouri, Herbert H. Chesney of New Mexico and Kenneth Riley Amber of California will be taken into service through the lock board for their respective boards in other states. Block actually was not callei for the draft this month, the lo- cal office said, but is being sen now due to a delay in his induc- tion date. Seven men are scheduled for induction next month, but these men all volunteered to be drafted ahead of their regular turn, the local office said. bctMr rtiulli II call J. I. SWEATT RMlty Co." J. E. Sweatt Co. RIAL ISTATI INSURANCE Groutng utith NtvtJa Since 1920 132 N. SURRA, PHON1 J-71H PRE-INVENTORY SALE SATURDAY and MONDAY ONLY SKOAL GROUP COATS Slim VALUIS TO 92.95 vrahi 10 TODDLERS THROUGH PRE-TEEN SKIRTS-SWEATERS JACKETS IPRBSB Vfr off BLOUSES... 1.00 up DRASTIC REDUCTIONS ON MANY OTHER ITEMS ALL SAUS FINAL KAYLENE CHILDREN'S SHOP 27 MOUTH SURRA PHONE 3-4544 Lumberman Buys Land in Modoc ALTURAS, Rice, 'ormer manager of the Pacific Lumber Company ranch at Scotia. Humboldt county, has purchased 2800 of ranch land from Allen Wall for a price said to be In six figures. The land is 11 miles southeast of Alturas and contains 160 acres homesteaded in 1870. The Wall ftunily has owned it.for three gen- erations. said that invariably the opening session of the senate called for the introduction of representa- tives of foreign countries and It was quite obvious that they "brought their market baskets.' By bowing to their demands and wishes, "we have surrendered our domestic Brown said. Beatrice Kay, a favorite enter- tainer, was also a guest and was made an honorary Lioness. Dave Priest was program chair man. Public Power Handed Setback WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. Public power advocates have re- ceived a setback in their fight to block private construction of three power in the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake river between Idaho and Oregon. The federal power commission deferred action on a motion that the agency dismiss applications of the Idaho Power Co. for to construct the dams. They would flood the site of the proposed federal Hells Canyon dam. The national Hells Canyon As- sociation, backing the 400-mUlion- dollar federal project, asked that the applications be thrown out on the grounds that plans for the, 133-mllllon-dollar series of private dams were changed during and after a year-long hearing in the case. The commission deferred action on the association's motion "until such time as the record is certified to the commission, for final action In these Tnte was interpreted to mean that the commission will consider the motion only after all have been filed, 'an de- cision haj been given, and the U argued before the commission itself. This may be late this year. FIRE KILLS SEVEN Jan. 7. persons died in a pre-dawn which destroyed a fur-1 nlture store today. Yovr Own 4 That OHMn Peacocke Service Saturday Morning Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Lamb Peacocke will be held here Saturday morning, com- mencing at o'clock at the O'Brien-Rogers Co., thence to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic church for a requiem mass at nine o'clock with the Rev. Charles Shallow, celebrant. Burial will follow at Mater Dolorosa ceme- tery. Recitation of the rosary will be held this evening at in the O'Brien-Rogers chapel. Mrs. Peacocke, veteran Nevada school teacher and well known throughout the state, died Thurs- day morning in Llvermore, Calif., at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lorinne McDonald. On S Tarn o 2 Evening Begin H, 1966o w Claixt In ShartMnd and Typing Butlnen College Calif. Avt. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wholesale Concern. Six Years in Business. Shows Fine Net. At Least Required. Good Established Accounts. Write Gaz.-Jnl. Box 425. ROEBUCK ANQCa WHITE 7 GOODS Biggest Savings-Lowest Prices in Town! Stock up Now! 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