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Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - December 14, 1961, Reno, Nevada State Journal Thursday, Dee. 14, All Around Reno Local Welfare Employe Explains County Role In Christmas Giving Art Long "These people are wonderful. They are very good parents as a whole, hot are just down on their luck. They are very happy to help their children, and they set their pride aside to do it. -i "The most important thing is to see that the Grand Was Scene of Many (Mis) Adventures Numerous long range bombers of the Strategic Air Command from aU parts of the country daily fly simulated rum over Radar Bomb Soaring Express No. 2 tem- orarily located at the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne. This is one of the three SAC Mrs. Mae Cudinski families have a good dinner at Christmas and that the children have toys." Mrs. Mae Cudinski, secretary to the director of the Washoe County Welfare Department at this time of the year doubles as head of the Christmas Clear- ance Bureau for the de- Nevadan On Migrant Health Staff Robert G. Bull, former execu live director of the Nevada So ciety for Crippled Children, has joined the staff of the western branch, western regional office American Public Health Assoda 600, as associate for migran labor. The program will be con cemed with the health of migrant agricultural workers and familie In the eleven western states and Texas. The Western Branch Committee on Migratory Labor, under th chairmanship of Ruth B. Howard M.D., director. Children's Health Service Division of the State o Colorado, anticipates that the first step In the program for m! Kraut health will be at thorough fact-finding survey to determine the extent and kind of services currently being provided the mi- grant laborer and his family. The second phase win couple educational and coordinating ac- tivities designed to acquaint pub- lic health workers of the latest information available on prac tices and programs. Bull brings to the program an extensive background in execu Vive and public relations posi tions. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and took post-graduate work in education at the University of Iowa. This program is made possible by a grant from the U. S. Chil- dren's Bureau to the California State Department o( Public Health which in turnu has con traded with Western Branch APHA, to carry out the program on a regional basis. Bank Must Pay State Sales Tax CARSON CITY (UPI) The First National Bank of Nevada even though it is an instrument of the federal government, must pay the state sales tax and use tax on transactions not relatec to the national purpose, the a- toroey general's office said yester- day. The opinion by Deputy Atty Gen. John Porter was sought by Tax Commission Secretary Rob- bins Cahill. It said the commission should not refund taxes already paid by the bank to the Recordak Company for the purchase of microfilming equipment. The microfilm company. al- though not headquartered in Ne- vada, added the state excise tax to the bank's bin when it shipped the equipment into the state. The have deserted. bank claimed mat, since it was part of the United States Govern- ment, it should be exempt from the sales and use tax and sought a refund. However, Porter said there is a big difference between agencies "wholly owned" by me United States and those "owned by pri- vate persons and operated in part tor their CHECKS STOLEN Five hundred check blanks im- printed with the name "Bluebird HoW" recently were stolen from the hotel, according to Reno po- iice reports. Charles Curtis, one-time vice president of the United States, was a descendant of Indian chiefs in the and Kaw tribes. partment. The program is designed to provide assistance to local needy families during the Christmas season. "We usually make our deliv- eries on the 21st or the 22nd so the families won't have to scrounge around for a mediocre dinner. "And we send out 'toy letters' to the families inviting them to go to the Marine Corps Center to select toys for then- children from the Toys for Tots' drive. "A lot of the families really look forward to those toy letters." Mrs. Cudinski explains the wel- fare department learns of the destitute families from their own files, and from other local wel- fare agencies, civic groups, churches, and various individuals. Aid Last Year She estimates 50 to 75 families were helped last year through the county department. Mrs. Cudinski asks that any person planning to help a needy [amily clear the name through her office to avoid duplication. She also requests the donations be made through her office or through any recognized welfare agency. She further notes the names of the families are not revealed to the donor. "The families do have (Editor's Note: With the an- nouncement a few days ago Oat the 76-year-old Grand Hotel at Second and Center streets would be torn down to make way for a new bufldtag, stories of many in- cidents occuring at the old Grand Bar have been related. As the razing, now under way, prog- resses others will undoubtedly be recalled. A typical yarn, con- cerning the story of a rancher dealing for sale of his property is told below. It is related in letter form by Charles A. Hendel, fanner Mineral County assem- blyman, and long-time resident of mat county. Editor, Nevada State Jour- nal: The Grand Hotel, Reno It was more than 40 years ago, on one of my occasional trips to Reno from Smith Val- ley. Turning the corner of Cen- ter and Second streets who did I meet but old Joe Blackburn, Smith Valley cattleman, one of my neighbors. Joe bad bought a home on Sooth-VirgtalB Street, just be- yond California Avenue sad "getting along to yean" as he said he decided to sell the ranch and his holdings at Plckel Meadows. "It's time I began to think a bit about the comfort after all these hard yean on the ranch." "Come on in here and sit down with me for a while. I'm waiting for some fellows who want to buy me out They said they'd be here at twelve o'clock and T have about 20 minutes to kill waiting for them." So into the bar we went I think they called it the Grand Hotel Bar and Cafe then. At that time It was the custom to get a drink and take }t to a table, and order more from there if you wanted more. We got our drinks and sat down. Joe took an old greasy deck of cards out of his pocket and started to play solitaire. First, however, he laid his Ingersoll watch on the table and I noticed it was twenty minutes to twelve. As he played, we talked, him aplayin' and awatchta' the time. At about ten minutes to man. an attorney I figures, rushed in (he had a brief case in his hands. "Mr. Blackburn, he said, "I've talked to my clients, they say that your price is too high. They said they would give you for the Smith Valley Ranch and the Pickle Mead- ows property and all that goes with it and not one cent more." Replied Joe: "The price, as I told you, is one hundred and one thousand dollars and ril give them just ten minutes more to decide, and not one damn minute more, so yon bet- ter get back to them and tell them "Dot, Mr. Blackburn, that's only ten minutes, I just can't get there and back in ten minutes." "Well, that'll just be YOUR hard luck and theirs too. I'll wait here till that noon whistle Mows. It you're not here then Ik edeal Is And out the door went the at- torney. "Come on over to the Joe said as he picked up the cards and put the deck in his pocket. Which we did. Joe laid the mgersoll watch on the bar. "I asked for that extra thousand dollars for the Mrs." he ex- plained. I want her, as I told her, to go down to all of these stores, hairdressers and every place else where she might want to, and blow that thousand dollars for anything she wants. This is going to be her payday." In the meantime the clock on the wall behind the counter was ticking away, and so was Joe's Ingersoll. And then the noon whistle blew. Joe reached over, picked up his watch, turned to me and said, "Thanks for help- ing me pass the Just then the front doors swung open and Mr. Attorney was back. He rushed up to Joe, and said, "They'll take it, Mr. Blackburn. I finally convinced them that you meant business. Here's the have to sign here." and he turned to me and said, "You can sign as a Joe turned to me and said, "Let's go, Charlie." "Walt, Mr. Blackburn, sign this before you urged tht attorney. said Joe, as he turned to him, "I told you TWELVE O'CLOCK, and the whistle Vew before you got here, you're just three minutes too damn late." And now the old Grand Hotel and Bar is being razed. Even as Joe's then just recently bought South Virginia Street mansion which he felt so proud to be able to And even as Joe, his Mrs., and a lot of other "old- timers" have gone, and the few left are one by one yielding the pressures of time. Charles A. Hendel Mark Twain Camp Hawthorne, Nev. HAWTHORNE 'BOMBED' DAILY trains with radar bomb scoring devices mounted on railroad cars and periodically shuttling to un- familiar, new locations to meas- ure the accuracy ol simulated at- tacks by bomber crews. The Strategic Air Command flies tow level missions, mostly at night, with the B-52 Stratotor- tress and other large bombers on routine training missions like other missions that have theoret- ically destroyed numerous indus- trial and military targets within the United States. When SAC bombers electronical- ly "bomb" a target, radar bomb scoring devices in the target area automatically record fte electron- ic impulse and determine where the "bomb" would have hit. Elec- tronic equipment aboard the train attempts to jam tht bomber's ra- dar. The crew of the train consists of 71 airmen, lour officers and car. five civilian electronic engineers! equipment, and a 50-foot bos who will depart December 22 for car used as a storage and vehiclt another location. The train is made up of six 90- foot hospital cars used for com- mand, administration, mainte- nance, supply, power and other functions; three 50-foot flatbeds with bans housing radar and ECM The train consists of existing Army stock from Odgen General Depot, Utah, modified to accom- modate radar tracking and SCON ing equipment and personnel man. ning the train. pride, and they don't like people to think they are accepting charity. "We have wonderful coopera- tion from all the local agencies during tht Christmas season. We all work together, and I mink mat is just splendid. "We also get a lot of help from Ed McAmoil of the civil depart- ment of the sheriff's office. He is very good about helping us." la My Mrs. Cudinski has been direct- ing the Christmas Clearance pro- iram for the last four years. "It ust kind of fell in my lap. I vas working part rime when I began with it the first year, but since then I have been with it full time at Christmas. "And the families are always so very, very pleased. One fam- ily in particular where there were many children. The mother cried and told me she just couldn't believe all of that was or her. "This year there are three amilies that touch a soft spot with me. I feel they are trying lesperately, but because of the ocal economic conditions are just Purchases By Slate Miscellaney Gazette-Journal Carson City Bureau During the next 30 days the Ne- vada Purchasing Department wi buy items ranging from a heavj duty snow plow to air deodoran and tooth powder for various stat agencies. Among the items for which Pur chasing Director Francis Brook has asked for bids, are powe saws, jointers, lumber, scales track equipment, smoking tobac co, soap, stools and an electn dryer. Bids for the Items to be pur chased for use by various stat agencies and departments will be opened during the latter part of December and early January. The rotary snow plow will be purchased for the State Highway Department for use at Ely. Th air deodorant, tooth powder, smok ing tobacco and soap will go to th state hospital at Sparks. The stools 87 of them along with three cabinets, microfilm an micro-print readers will go to the Nobel Getchell Library at th University of Nevada. Also being purchased for the University of Nevada will be va rious track annd field equipment Daseball uniforms, award jackets blankets and sweaters. The lumber, and other building material, are for the university while the power saws and jointei are for delivery to the State Cap! tol. The scales for postal mail ing, go to the Jot Travis Studen Union Building at the university The electric dryer will go to (he state prison. not able to provide adequately, to lice give those little extras at Christ- mas time." Many of the families helped by be donations, she reveals, are fatherless, or else the husbands 'The wife is just holding the amily together, hoping the hus- band will return. Most of mem are young." Anyone Interested in making a awistmas donation to an unfor- unate family is asked to contact Mrs. Cudinski at the Washoe County Welfare Department. "The most important thing is o see that the families have a ood dinner at Christmas and that the children have toys." Car Theft Ring Suspect Faces Hearing Jan 16 A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs mechanic alleged to be a member of a California-Nevada car-theft ring was arraigned in Reno Jus- tice Court Wednesday. Preliminary hearing on grant larceny charges against Richart Ervin Neilson, 21, was schedulec for Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. Bail was set at Neilson is one of six suspects recently arrested by Reno and San Francisco police in connec- tion with a car theft ring that has been operating in California and Reno for the past few months. Officers said Neilson has admit- ted his part in several car thefts Neilson allegedly abandoned one Reno stolen car in Tijuana, Mexico, and then stole another au- tomobile in San Diego for the trip back to Reno. "By this time I was totally dis- gusted with the whole po- ted Neilson as saying. Neilson turned himself in at police headquarters after returning to Reno. Nabbed on Bridge SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The Highway Patrol picked up Ken- neth Evans, 34, on the Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday after his wife said he was planning to ump off the span. Timber Supply May Put Mill Back on Its Feet Nineteen million board feet of pine and fir are expected to put Feather River Lumber Co.'s Sloat sawmill back into operation next year. The company bought the forest service timber near Jackson Creek for Long Valley Lumber Co. pur- chased a second lot of feet near Chilcoot for Large logs will be sawed at the company plant at Hallelujan Junc- tion. Fulton Harming, manager, said a portable mill may cut smaller logs at tha logging site. THIS IS THE TARGET One of the three U. S. Air Force "Radar Bomb Scoring Express Trains" side-tracked tempo- rarily in the Ordnance area of the Naval Am- munition Depot, Hawthorne, where simulated runs are made daily. Appeals Court Studies Lassen Teacher's Ouster SACRAMENTO, Calif. The oral arguments were made third district court of appeals has taken under consideration argu- ments made in the case of Jack Owens, Lassen Junior College lor criticising school authorities. Alturas Ballot On Taxes Slated Voters in Alturas (Calif.) Ele- mentary School District will be asked Jan. 30 to renew the dis- trict's general purpose tax rate. The tax per of assessed valuation was ap- >roved for a tfiree year period in 1959 after the measure twice failed. Voting booths will be set up in Alturas Elementary School. by Albert M. Bendich, an attor- ney for the American Civil Liber- ties Union on behalf of Owens, and James E. Pardee, Lassen County counsel on behalf of the teacher discharged two years ago Lassen Union High School, which ousted Owens on a claim of un- professional conduct. Bendich argued Owens' rights of free speech were restricted by the dismissal after letters by Owens appeared in the Lassen Advocate, a Susanville weekly newspaper. "Before this Bendich ar- gued yesterday, "no one would have thought a teacher could be fired from his job for being criti- cal of his superiors." Pardee argued temperate lan- guage is required "in an organ- ized society." He described Owens' letters as "nasty." Owens now Is living in Shasta County. The court decision is expected in about 60 to 90 days. Professor Takes Conference Post Robert M. Gorrell, professor of English at the University of Ne- vada, has been named assist- ant chairman of the Conference on College Composition and Com- munication. The conference is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and will meet next April in Chicago. Martin Van Buren started the custom of the old and new presi- dents riding together to the in- auguration. NEWS OF NEVADA and CALIFORNIA Carson City Gefs Ffag From Namesake Vessel Gazette-Journal Carson City Bureau The commission pennant of the frigate USS Carson City will be presented to the mayor of the capital dry of a chance meeting in Franklin, Maine, be- tween a retired rear admiral from Nevada and a former bosun mate from Brookline, Mass. The pennant which flew over the USS Carson City from the time it was commissioned March 24, 1944, until it was decommis- sioned Aug. was broughl to the capital city by R. Adm. J. S. Crenshaw, USN Ret. Crenshaw, a resident of Carson City, obtained the pennant from John Peterson of Brookline, Mass., who was a Coast Guard bosun mate aboard the frigate when it was commissioned during World War II. The two men met while Cren- shaw was on vacation in the east. Peterson gave Crenshaw the pen- nant to bring to Carson City, for which the ship was named. The pennants, such as the one given Crenshaw by Peterson, are nown by all U. S. Navy ships Ski Report Said Good SAN FRANCISCO (UPD No chains were required yesterday on roads leading to Sierra Ne- vada ski areas and siting was good, the California State Auto- mobile Association and the ski tow operators association report- ed. Snow depths and wealher by lighways: Highway 40- 20 inches at feet, 40 inches at feet. Cloudy. Highway 50: 24-36 inches at feet. Cloudy. Highway 89: 30-72 inches at 200 feet. Gear. from the time they are commis- sioned until they are decommis- sioned. The USS Carson City patrolled the South Pacific and in the area of the Aleutian Islands until it was decommissioned. It was then given to the Russians on a lend- lease basis. It was later returned to the United States, and is now in mothballs, a state museum offi- cial said. Four Die En Route To Reno feet. dear. Hihway 88: 40 inches at feet. Cloudy. Yosemite highways 140 and 41: 35 inches at Badger Pass. Cloudy. One million persons witnessed the unveiling of the Statue of Lib- rty on Bedloe's Island, New York, Oct. 28, 1887. SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (UPI) wreckage of a light plant route from Turlock to Reno, Nev., was found yesterday and a search party reported that all four occu- pants were dead. A Gvil Air Patrol dis- covered the wreck in a heavily wooded area at the level northwest of Arnold in Calaveras County. The ground party had previous- ly been alerted by a hunter who reported hearing a plane in trou- ble in this area Sunday. Thus seachers were not far away when the CAP plane sighted the smashed aircraft. The search party planned to bring the bodies out yesterday. The plane was piloted by Rich- ard Cockrum, 33, manager of Fred Feeley Motors, Modesto, 'assengers were his wife. Mil- dred; Ray Smith, 30. Turlock. a partner in Bi-Rite Motors and owner of the piano, and Alfred Taylor, 26, Keys, an employe of Smith's. Sheriff's officers said (he Trl- Pacer plane smashed into a moun- tain opposite Hunter's Reservoir. The plane left Turlock Sunday morning and was last seen at Modesto Airport when it stopped Highway 88: 40 inches at for servicing. The occupants asked about the best route to Reno. Other pilots there reported they had turned back on a similar trip when they encountered heavy io ing and turbulent weather over the Sierra. It was believed that the party planned to go to Reno or Haw- thorne, Nev., and return to Tur- lock Sunday evening. Pickel Meadows Marines at University Nineteen Marines from Marine Corps Cold Weather Training Cen- er near Bridgeport, Calif., led >y their commanding officer, Col. E. Martin are attending night courses at the University of Ne- vada in Reno. All with the exception of Lt. Jack W. Lowe, CHC, USN, and Cpl. Dennis Patheal are attend- ing the course, Psychology 101, under the instruction of Dr. Wil- lard Day. Lt. Lowe Is studying Intro- duction to Counseling and Guid- ence and Cpl. Pafhael Mathemat- ics 101. Those seventeen Marines takig the Psychology Course are: Col. G. E. Marti; First Lt. Daniel A. Kelly; MSgt. Walter L. Mc- Manus; SSgt. Anthony L. Mila- vic; SSgt. Coy D. Ziegler; Sgt. Jerry E. Nichols; Sgt. Lawrence rell; HM3 Donald G. Allen: Cpl. Dennis Hautcmaki; Cpl. Longoria; Cpl. Jack Woods: L- Cpl. Paul F. Harrison; Pfc. John 0. Eikland; HN Jerald R. Riden- our; HN Thomas E. Watts; and A. Martin; Sgt. Richard Sham-lHA George n. Doctor Willard Day, doctor of psychology at the University of Nevada in Reno explains psychology to Marine Students of the Odd Weather Training Center near Bridgeport, Calif. Nineteen Marines from that Training Center are presently attending night courses at University. Doctor Willard Day, doctor of psychology at the University of Nevada in Reno answers question from Marine Student, Firt Lt. Daniel A. Kelly of Corps Cold Weather Training Center near Bridgeport, Calif. Lt. Kelly is of 19 Marine students from that training center taking courses at university. I ;