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   Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1961, Reno, Nevada                               DRIVING SAFETY Too Out Help Reduce Highway Toll Have Died in IBM RENO EVENING GAZETTE A Newspaper for the Home Information and enjoyment for every mumber of the family WEATHER Variable Cloudtnew Scattered Little Temperature TEMPERATURES Minimum 57 Noontime 8t EIGHTY-SIXTH PHONE FA 3-3161 RENO, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1961 PHONE FA 3-3161 28 PAGES 10 CENTS U.S. Total May Approach Billion GAMING TAX EVASION CITED WEST ADDS MANPOWER AT BORDER Infantry, Tank Moves Follow New Restrictions BERLIN three West Allies pushed tanks and in- fantry up to the sector border di- viding Berlin today in the face of new CbraVnunist restrictions on traffic between the East and Wesi pSrts of the city. "The commandants are taking the necessary action to insure the security and integrity of the sec- tor said a spokesman for the U.S., British and French com- manders Patton tanks from the U.S. Army appeared at the Friedrich- strasse crossing point, which the East German Communists in- sist must be used by all foreign- ers going into East Berlin. RED RULES For the fust time since the Reds set up barricades 10 days ago to halt the flow of refugees, the East Gewnan regime was tell- ing Americans and other West- erners where they could and couM not enter East Berlin. Western officials condemned the restric- tions as illegal effrontery. The East German regime over- night had shut five more gates to East Berlin. The Western Allies responded within a few hours, sending forces right up to the sector borders. Within minutes the Communists brought up reinforcements on their side of the wall of barbed wire and concrete they have erected to strangle free move- ment in the city. THREATEN RAIL LINKS West German border police said they saw armored personnel car- riers packed with Communist peo- ple's are armed as up to positions facing the Allied troops. The Communists threatened to cut West Berlin's rail links with the West West Berlin UNDISTURBED Lot Dodger manager Walt Altton docin'l at all disturbed at rumor might firod. rumor started of the Dodger's loiing itraak and was declared untrue in Los Angeles by the club's owner Walter O'Malley. trade unionists Turn to Page 23, Col. 5 AFL-CIO Backs Cincinnati Teamsters WASHINGTON (AP) The AFL-CIO has strongly endorsed FORD FIRM OFFER IS REJECTED American Motors Applies Secrecy To Pact Talks DETROIT (AP) The United Auto Workers Union today noti- fied Ford Motor Co. it considered Tuesday's contract offer "totally unacceptable" and said it will urge the Ford-UAW council to re- ject it. The UAW said its 13-man Ford National Council, representing Ford workers throughout the na- tion, would meet in Detroit Aug. days before the contract take action. LOUSY PROPOSAL Malcolm Denise, Ford via president of industrial relation said the union "took quite a b of time at our two-hour meetin this morning to tell us it was lousy proposal and they didn know how we had the audacity t put it before them." He said the union described th Ford offer as "hopelessly inadi quate." The strong UAW reaction to the Ford offer came as the union anc American Motors Corp., clamper a secrecy lid on new contrac talks. Company and union spokesmen said UAW President Walter P Reuther and AMC Vice Presiden Edward L Cushman were mee ing at an undisclosed location fo what Reuther said Tuesday woul be intensified negotiations on th company's profit-sharing proposa made July 28 CONSIDERED SNUB Also attending the closed-doo Jury Freedom Rider Selection Is Underway JACKSON, Miss. neys began picking a jury today for the first "Freedom Rider" ap- peal trial in Hinds County Court after vain defense efforts to throw out the jury list. Court officials predicted a slow process for selection of the 12 men to try the charges against Henr> Thomas, 19, Negro student a Howard University in Washington He was convicted in City Court on breach of peace charges and ap pealed. The court granted a defense mo- tion at the start of the day's ses lion to subpoena the pictures o photographer Bart Parker of the Jackson State Times, taken when Thomas' group of riders reachec Jackson. The defense said they would be used to support claims there was no threatened breach of peace when Thomas wafe ar- rested. Man, 103, Weds For 7th Time CLINTWOOD, Va. er Wright, 103, leaned just a little on his cane as he stood before the minister and repeated his mar- riage vows. The retired farmer from Virgie, Ky., was married Monday in the Clintwood Baptist church to Elsie Coleman, 35, of Pikeville, Ky., the seventh marriage, the bride said, for each. It was the second time they had married each other. Asked where they would spend their honeymoon, Wright replied: "She's all the honeymoon I want. We're going home." the revolt of four Cincinnati un ion locals from the Teamsters Union. President George Meany said yesterday the rebels would havi the "continued and wholeheartec support of the AFL-CIO." Meany conferred for more than an hour with James T. Luken head of the Cincinnati group, anc William L. Kircher, ALFL-CIO regional representative who hat encouraged the revolt. Luken is president of a dairy dnvew local, largest of the se- ceding Cincinnati unions. He is a long-time foe of Teamster Presi- dent James R. Hoffa. Several of the locals have indi- cated they will affiliate later with the AFL-CIO Brewery Workers. Luken yesterday asked the Na- tional Labor Relations Board to call a government-supervised elec- tion to withdraw formally from the Teamsters bargaining rights for the four locals. Bible Presented To Eisenhower GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) A beautiful bound Bible autographed by Emperor Haile Selassi of Ethi- opia was presented to former Dwight D. Eisenhower Tuesday by Berhanou Dinke, Ethiopian ambassador to the Unit- ed States. The Bible is a translation from ireek and Latin into Ethiopian. alks was Norman Matthews head of the UAW Chrysler ant AMC departments. Both AMC and the UAW said "There will be no further an- nouncement on progress or lac of it." "We feel at this time there 1 a better chance of making prog ress without making public state- spokesmen for the com pany and union said. Reuther's closed-door session: with AMC in the homestretch o auto industry contract talks was considered a snub to the Big Three cars makers. Empire State Building Sold For Million NEWARK, N.J. Pru- dential Insurance Co. of America will become owner of the Empire State Building in New Hork through complicated fiscal pro- ceedings with a group now pur- chasing the building for mil- ion, a Prudential spokesman said :oday. Prudential previously purchased he land beneath the building for >17 million and received a yearly rental of General Fund Income Higher SACRAMENTO Califor- nia's General Fund income for July was 6 million per cent above income for the same month last year, State Controller Alan Cranston reported Wednes- day. GAMBLING EXPERT DEMONSTRATES John card shark expert, demonstrates marked cards before Senate Investigating subcommittee. Hearings on multimillion dollar gambling racket opened on Tuesday. (UPI Telephoto) Could Have Received Death Spade Cooley Given Life Term in Prison BAKERSFIELD, Calif. Spade Cooley, who parlayed six cents and an old fiddle into fame and fortune as the "king of West- ern was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the brutal murder of his wife. The unexpected climax of the case followed a dramatic meet- Suspect Indicted For Setting Fire MADERA (AP) Frederick E. jtkp, 18, was indicted Tuesday by the Madera County Grand Fury on charges of igniting a Jul; ire that swept over ?cre in two counties. The fire killed Mr. and Mrs George Kipp of Ahwahnee. Tha own and Nippmawasee were de troyed in the fire which also mrned out several homes in the Oakhurst area. Madera County District After ley Lester J. Gendron said tha ..like admitted setting a fire on rushland of a ranch where he ivas working. Grim Statistics From California SACRAMENTO (AP) Califor- ia traffic accidents killed iersons and injured during ie first seven months of 1961, the Highway Patrol reported today. Berth figures were up during the 'anuary through July portion of 960, when died and were hurt in highway crashes. The patrol's enforcement also no-eased. More than ar- rests in July pushed the seven- month total to compared with in the same period of 960. Prized Portrait In Oil Stolen in London Goya Masterpiece Is Valued at LONDON be- eve that the thief who stole the Tuesday after the gallery opened. Goya portrait of the Duke f Wellington hid with it for more lan 12 hours in Britain's Nation- 1 Gallery, then walked out with under a topcoat or in a brief- ise. The 19th century masterpiece, enter of a British-American con- roversy over its ownership ear- er this summer, was taken irom place in the gallery Monday night. The theft was discovered The head and chest portrait of the Iron Duke, Britain's victor at Waterloo, was last seen by the gallery's security guards at p.m. A guard noticed it was gone at p.m. and reported it, but it was thought it had been moved to another part of the building since the fragile panel on which it was painted was due for repair. The theft was established after the gallery's staff reported for work Tuesday morning. Detec- tives combed the big classic-style bualding on Trafalgar Square for 10 hours. There was no sign of forced entry and no word that significant fingerprints had been found. Investigators evolved this the- ory: The thief hid himself inside the Turn to Page 23, Col. 7 ing between opposing attorneys and Superior Court Judge Wil- liam L. Bradshaw while Cooley was preparing to show he was in- sane April 3 when he beat and stomped his wife, Ella Mae 37, to death. The jury which Saturday found Cooley guilty of first-degree mur- der was to rule first on the in- sanity plea and then set the pen- alty if Cooley, born Donnell Clyde 50 years ago in a storm cellar near Pack Saddle Creek, Okla. was judged sane. The nickname Spade came aft- er the entertainer once drew five spade flushes in a poker game After the conference in Judge Bradshaw's chambers, Cooley's attorney, P. Basil Lambros, con- ferred for more than an hour with his client, who then waived his right to a sanity trial and also waived his right to have the jury set the sentence Persons serving life sentences in California normally are elig ible for parole after seven years Cooley showed up at the gate of Republic Pictures in 1934 with a fiddle and six cents. Cowboy star Roy Rogers got him a job and Spade became Roy's stand- REDS BLOCK PEACE TRY SAY BRITISH Russia Accused Of Preventing Tunisia Solution UNITED NATIONS, N.Y (AP) today accused the Soviet Union of deliberately trying to jlock a solution of the French- runisian dispute by inflaming passings in the U.N. debate. The change was made before special session of the U.N. Gene al Assembly by British Dslega Colin T. Crowe who declared th main goal of the discussion? her should be to create a climate f 'orable to direct negotiations be tween France and Tunisia. SOLUTION URGED Crowe asserted that the Sovii Union not only had not contnbu ed to a solution of the problen >ul Soviet attacks on the Western powers "must be regarded as a attempt to worsen the atmospher in which this debate takes place. Crowe urged that France an Tunisia appoint representative as soon as possible to work out solution to their differences. The British jdelegate, howeve said a 32-nation resolution calhn or negotiations on the question French evacuation of the Bizert sase included phrases which "a ot in our opinion likely to con nbute to a solution." Britain and 2nd graf 109-TA19.. Britain and African nations sti ilhed with France were worker. ehind the scenes to water dow he resolution submitted by 3 sian-African nations and Yugo lavia. The object was to wi upport of the Unitod States an Senate Investigators Penalties Mild Reports Official WASHINGTON (Ap) _ Chairman John L. McClellan, D-Ark., the Senate Investigations subcom- mittee said today it appears that professional gamblers may be evading a tax liability of as much as billion a year. Mortimer M. Caplin, Internal Revenue commis- sioner, had testified to the committee that collections under the federal wagering tax laws during the last- fiscal year totaled only slightly over million as com- ther friends of France, by re moving implied censure o rench actions in Tunisia. Th sponsors said the idn't need that support. Tunisia and her supporter we confident they could muste 'ell over the two-thirds vote re uired to adopt the resolution calls on France t 'ithdraw her troops from terr: ory seized during the July fighl jig around th Bizcrte naval bas and to join Tunisia immediately negotiations for a complete withdrawal of French troops fron soil. Later the Scotch-Irish-Cherokee Indian fiddler buaJt his own band and became famous as a radio star. He also wrote songs, includ- ing "Shame, Shame on You." In passing sentence, Judge BradsKaw said: "He has been the source of pleasure for a segmenl jf people, so we can't say he has >een anti-social. There was notti- ng in his life to indicate he ivould not be amenable to reha- bilitation." Man Survives Long Plunge WILMINGTON worker coating the inside of a towering smoke stack fell 125 feet inside it lived. George C. Brooks, 48, Los An- ;eles, was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital conscious, but with several broken bones. He was coating the inside of the 200-foot stack at Collier Carbon and Chemical Co. when a cable supporting his wire cage broke. He fell inside the cage, landing on a steel diaphragm., Rescuers lowered him to the bot- om. The stack releases exhaust gases from the manufacture of ulphuric acid, but had been sealed off from production Modern Pirates Kill Crewmen MANILA (AP) Pirates with machineguns and pistols killed the captain and five crew members of a Philippine Moro vessel ant escaped with in cash anc jewelry, the Philippine News Service reported today. Eight pirates shot the six txvo lours after the vessel Agusan had eft Davao City Monday night. Passengers were held up at gun- wint and stripped of cash and iewelry. The ship limped into Santa Ana Tuesday with the bodies of the victims. A police report .said the pirates raped one woman, molested an- other and took along four hos- ages when they fled in the snip's aunch toward swamplands near Santa Cruz. pared with an estimate 1 years ago they would pre duce about milldo yearly. "We had sworn testimony he yesterday that off-track wagenr on horse races totals about billion a McClellan said. "If a tax of 10 per cent shou be collected on thai amount it a pears the cost to the governme is billion a year. Cut those st tistics in two and the governmen is losing billion or billion "The gamblers are paying little over million out of a billion obligation." KIND OF MOCKERY McClellan said "it seems a kin of mockery on our part to keep law like this on the books" an not enforce it." Caplin said the Treasury De- partment and Ms agency have ur der consideration proposals ft tightening up the law. He said the law imposing spe cial federal taxes on bookmaker and other gamblers contains sel defeating provisions. The Intern Revenue Service has never ha enougli men to enforce it prope y, he said, and sentences im posed by the federal courts fo ;ambhng-stamp tax violations an generally mild. However, he emphasized tha le was not criticizing the courts Caplin testified in the secon day of hearings by the Senate In vestigations subcommittee in! he activities of organized crime The special emphasis of the hear ngs is on the question of whethe new federal laws are needed :ombat the underworld. OPPOSED MEASURE Caplin testified Congress ha iassed the special gambling ta? aws with the idea they woul reduce million a year i revenue. They call for a 10 pe ent levy on the gross income o gamblers. The stamp tax of year would provide a pubh ecord that they were in the gam ling business. He said the IRS opposed the measure at the time it was en cted because it would turn the agency into a police for gambling Actual revenues collected unde t in the year ended June 30 to .aled "slightly over million in tead of the predicted mil Caplin said. Only ow f the tens of thousands of known amblers paid the 10 per cent anc amp taxes. Periodically, he said, the IRS .ages massive raids against vio- ators He said in 1960 three big aids on 300 locations in 100 cities Turn to Page 23, Col. 7 WCTU Proposes Prominent Signs LOS ANGELES (AP) The Voman's Christian Temperance Union, saying it wants to prevent iquor sellers from sneaking into neighborhoods where they aren't wanted, today made this proposal: Require liquor license applicants o post large, red-bordered signs at the proposed place of business. The WCTU said in its proposal o the State 'AKoholic Control De- mrtment that present nches so small the jublic doesn't notice them. It asked for signs 2 feet long .nd 14 inches high, with a 2-inch ed border. Jnion Charges General Motors DETROIT (AP) The United uto Workers union today accused general Motors Corp. of failing to argain in good faith on a new bor contract in charges filed ith the National Labor Relations oard. Leonard Woodcock filed the larges with the NLB's Detroit Bice after GM had refused the nion's third request for informa- on on the company's price-profit rmula. The company contended is was not a proper subject for argaimng. The union told the NLRB GM ad refused "to substantiate its .sertions to the union, the em- oyes and public of inability to ay as to some or all of the un- n's proposals on wages, hours 
                            

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