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Reno Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1962, Reno, NevadaJosie Pearl who liked to be known As a Bard Rock Miner and who claimed to be close to 100-years-old, died saturday in a local Hospital drawing a close to a colourful career. Born dec. 19, 1873, she was 89 at the time of her death. Josie Pearl never sought Fame but she spent a lifetime looking for Gold. Fancy meeting you two Reno youngsters Michelle Rauch left and Vicki Abbott went All smiles when they met comedian actor Donald o Connor during the free Holiday for children staged of the University of Nevada by Harrah s club. Michelle 10, is the daughter of or. And mrs. Don Rauch 1855 Alexander Hamilton drive. Vicki nine. Is the daughter of . And mrs. William Abbott 1980 Vale St. Also on the program was comic Jerry Lewis. Gazette photo school District Given in Trust fund an Anonymous donor has Given the Washoe county school District to be set up in a Trust fund and used for extra activities in the special education depart ment. Marvin e. Picollo director of the special education work for the county s schools said the unusual gift had been earmarked for use in adding to the record Library and for some physical therapy. Special education work Here deals with handicapped children. In the Washoe county system some 700 children Are receiving speech therapy of various kinds and about 250 children require individual help. There Are 36 teach ers working in the area of Edu cation for the handicapped. Nine areas while educators now recognize Bine areas of exception Lity in children Washoe county s schools Deal with eight of these some to greater extent than others. The one area the school District has not been Able to afford to enter is that of special classes for unusually gifted children Picheo said. Most of the work with the handicapped deals with Blind Chil Dren hard of hearing mentally retarded emotionally disturbed and physically handicapped. The special education depart ment provides Home and Hospital teachers for children who have to miss school on account of illness director pointed out. Spread out the special education program is spread out in 10 elementary schools and five Junior High schools in the District. Existence of this program in the Washoe county school District has influenced people to move Here who might otherwise have been unwilling to locate in Nevada Picollo said. People whose children have the problems the District handles Are insistent upon and education for one. Prospective resident even from South America Tomn quire about the extent of handicapped pro Gram j before deciding to come annual meeting the annual meeting of the Washoe county agricultural and Industrial fair inc., will be held Jan. 7 starting at 4 . In the Reno chamber of Commerce Joom. Directors for 1963 will elected. Chilly 33 High for Reno Reno s sunday High temperature of 33 was the lowest in the state and More of the same weather is in store. Carson City was next to the coolest spot with a High of 38. The High in Lac vegas was 55 while Ely was nearly As warm with a High of 53. The u. S. Weather Bureau predicted a High today of 35, a Low Early tuesday of 15, and a High tuesday of 37. A few Snow flurries Are pos sible in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Suspect in killing reported authorities in Sacramento county Calif., Are considering a Reno youth As a possible suspect in the murder of mrs. Vera Fenton a Reno waitress whose body was found in California dec. 3. The 20-year-old is being held on a robbery charge in Sacra mento. Reno police have been asked to Check his whereabouts at the time of the murder. No evidence which would link him to the crime has been disclosed. Local police have cleared mrs Fenton s former husband of any knowledge of the crime he was Given a polygraph lie Detector test saturday. Mrs. Fenton s body was found off a Side Road near u. S. High Way 50 the morning of dec. 3, about 15 hours after she was seen leaving Verdi on a trip to visit her Mother in Merced Calif. She was killed by a blow on the head. Her car was found two Days later in Pacoima Calif., near los Angeles. State officials elected nov. 6, including gov. Grant Sawyer will be sworn into office in ceremonies starting at noon Jan. 7 in the Assembly Chambers of the Capitol building. Most of the ceremonial details have been worked out. Chairman of the inaugural program is Charles Springer outgoing attorney general. Other members of the committee Are Ralph Denton of Las vegas c. A Horton of Ely Thomas Cooke of Reno and l. L. Stenovich of Elko. Following introduction of the committee members will escort Nevada s three state supreme court justices to their places. Swearing chief Justice Milton Badt will swear in first these elected officials Mervin Gallagher inspector of mines Jack Mccarthy Printer Mike Mirabelli treasurer Harvey Dickerson attorney general Keith a Lee controller and John Koontz Secretary of state. Next Justice Badt will swear in Paul Laxalt lieutenant Gover nor and finally gov. Sawyer. After he is sworn gov. Saw yer will deliver his inaugural address. Ceremonies will end with a for Mal exit of officials and the justices and a closing statement by Springer. Youth injured while tumbling Michael Van meter 16, of 870 Meadow St., was seriously injured saturday during a workout on rebound tumbling apparatus at the Reno Myca. He is reported to be in Satis factory condition in the intensive care unit of Washoe medical Cen Ter. Witnesses said the youth son of or. And mrs. Harry Van meter struck the Canvas on the Back of his head rambling. He is considered an expert in the sport Van meter is a Junior at Bishop Manogue High school. Gazette editorial staffer assumes Las vegas Post Bryn Armstrong an associate in the editorial staff of the Reno evening Gazette since 1948, has resigned from the newspaper and is leaving for Las vegas where he will be in charge of the news staff of the Las vegas Sun. Before joining the Gazette staff Armstrong was employed by the Willows Calif., journal the Calif., Democrat and sacrament a a studied journalism at the University of Nevada. Since 1956 he has been assistant managing editor of the Gazette and political writer. The Las vegas Sun a morn ing newspaper is published by Herman m. Hank Greenspun who made an unsuccessful race for the Republican nomination for governor in the 1962 Nevada Pri Mary election. Inaugural ceremony set Jan. 7 main speaker Walter r. Whidden a regional boy scout executive will be main speaker when the Nevada area boy scout Council holds it an Nual meeting Jan. 26 at hidden Valley country club. Frank Bender is chairman of the meeting. New Council officials will be installed. Reno evening Gazette phone a 3-3161 Reno Nevada monday december 31, 1962 Page eleven colourful career ended by death in Reno Josie liked hard Rock Miner role interviewed in the 1930s by the late journalist Ernie Pyle she remained his Friend and the two corresponded for years Pyle said of her Josie Pearl lived 35 Miles from the Winnemucca. Laved All alone in a Little tar paper Cabin surrounded by nothing but desert. There really was t any Road to Josie Pearl s Cabin merely a Trail across space. Josie Pearl was a woman of the West. She was robust medium sized Happy looking. Her dress was Calico with an apron Over it on her head was a Farmer s Straw hat and on her feet a mis mated pair of men s shoes and on her left hand and wrist he thous kids dollars Worth of she had been Rich and she had been broke the author noted and she had run mining Camp Board ing houses in various parts of the West. Pyle said Josie Pearl had lived As Long As nine years at a stretch in one of her lonely mines. When interviewed her in the 1930s James Cashman Dies Clark Pioneer stricken Las vegas James Cash Man sr., who matched a 10 cent investment with million Doh sir ideas to help put Las vegas on tiie world map died Here Sun Day. Or. Cashman who often told friends he arrived in Southern Nevada with a thin Dune in his pockets As a 19-year-old boy launched a career which spanned almost 60 years and touched Pri vate and Community projects ranging from youth work to min ing endeavours. Or. Cashman who had been an automobile and implement dealer in this City Sance 1920, was 77 years of age. Or. Cashman was born in Henry county Missouri dec. 16, 1885 and was educated in the Public schools of Davis county in that state. As a youngster he worked in the steel Industry in Colorado from 1902 to 1904, and moved to Nevada in the latter year. At the time of his arrival in Nevada the site of the present Las vegas was part of a ranch. His first Enterprise was opera Ting a stage and truck line from Nipton to Searchlight and Al Dorado Canyon. He also had charge of the Telephone system at Searchlight and that town was his Home from 1910. In 1920 he moved to Las vegas to open Cashman s garage and began handling Hudson and Essex cars in 1923 he took Over tie Agency for Buiok cars in dark and Lin Coln counties subsequently be coming the dealer for All Gen eral motors products. He was also a member of the firm of Cashman Stromer co. Opera Ting a general trucking service in Arizona and he also at one time operated the Hoover dam ferry co. Early in 1961 the Cash Man equipment co. Opened a facility in Reno headed by James Cashman or. From 1920 to 1930 he was a Clark county commissioner and throughout most of his career played an Active part in Nevada and dark county democratic politics. He was an ardent sup Porter and served As financial Campaign manager for former gov. Vail Pittman in the elections of 1946 and 1950. He was a Pioneer in toe good1 roads movement in Southern Nevada and he was one of tie founders of the famous hell Dorado Western Celebration. He had been a director of the Las vegas chamber of Commerce and was Long a member of the Las vegas rotary club. He was also a member of Las vegas Lodge of elks and the Las vegas Golf club. On july 16, 1923 or. Cashman married Leah Barker of Reno a graduate of the University of Nevada. Mrs. Cashman died in february of 1961. Besides his son James Cabman jr., or. Cash Man is also survived by a Daugh Ter mrs. Robert Margison of san Rafael Calif and a number of grandchildren. Funeral services Are pending. Sign Here John Ascuaga left owner of the Sparks nug get did t have to go far for this autograph. Author Erskine Caldwell and mrs. Caldwell Ore staying at the Nugget Dur ing a Brief vacation in North Ern Nevada. Caldwell s new Book close to got the autograph treatment. Quiet weekend for police on traffic duty Reno police had a surprisingly quiet weekend As far As traffic was concerned with no serious accidents reported. No arrests for Drunken or Reck less driving were made saturday or sunday. In an Early sunday Accident a car damaged a Fence Light pole and Trees at 1045 Sharon Way. Police located the car s owner who said the car had been taken from California Avenue while he was gone. Don Barnett 900 Rhode Island drive suffered minor injuries Sun Day when his car struck a parked car at fourth and Ralston streets police said. Barnett told officers be fell asleep As he returned from a pre Dawn Hunting trip. No Cita Tion was issued. Enrolled David John Hargrave son of Rev. And mrs. John g. Hargrave 1360 Oxford ave., has enrolled As a Bible major at Biola College in la Mirada Calif Auto association to build new Headquarters in Reno another of the old Homes of Reno will be moved soon to make Way for a business office. The property at the Northwest Corner of Bell and West first streets will House a modern of fice building for the Reno office of the Nevada division of the California state automobile association to be built in february or March. B. J. Smith manager of the Reno office announced construction plans. The property was Pur chased from mrs. Maude dim Mick for through the Ben f. Edwards real estate Agency. Building plans Are being pre ploys. Man on bail under arrest a Reno Man free on Ball a a burglary Case was arrested by police saturday on a Petty Lar Ceny charge. Jesse m. Merton 66, no address Given is accused of taking a transistor radio from a Reno store. Merton was one of three men arrested after Washoe county sheriff s deputies interrupted burglary of the Sun Valley Ket in october. James Burton ing 43, 110 Mayberry drive faces an attempted murder charge in the Case. Sheriff s it. Gorge Rin Gener was wounded in an Exchange of gunfire. Expenses key to tax dispute Washington a trial of a gambling Casino s dispute with the Federal government Over taxes will be held i Reno next month. U. S. Tax court officials said it was believed to be the first such trial Ever scheduled in Reno. Federal tax cases in that area Are usually tried in Sara Francisco. Chief Issue is the claim of the Casino harolds club that 442 it paid to its general Man Ager l Over a five year period should be deductible As Ordin Ary and necessary business sex the internal Revenue service allowed the club to deduct Only a year for the five year tourneys. Period of he compensation paid to the general manager Raymond i. Smith. Tax court officials said the judge who will hear the Case has not i yet been selected. The trial to open Jan. 14, is expected to abort dive Days. A petition by harolds that the trial be held in Reno in Stead of san Francisco was granted after attorneys claimed that a fair and adequate trial could not be obtained unless the trial judge could observe the complexity and nature of the gambling business. Tax court judge Graydon g. Withey at a hearing earlier this year asked the club s at to what extent is Misi observation you re requesting do you want the judge to go there and attorney Valentine Brookes re plied i should say your Honor that would be a matter within last his own the concern of the harolds club club attorney that the trial judge View tha Casino and its operations is apparently in support of their Contention that the general Man Ager s earnings Are not out of line with the Job he performs. The club said in papers on file in the Case that Smith was not a shareholder in the club during the years at Issue end fact the amounts he was paid under a contract signed in 1941 were reasonable. Terms of the contract with Smith were not spelled out. The services of Smith have been eminently satisfactory and the compensation paid was reasonable for the value of the serv club attorneys said. The papers showed Smith was paid in 1952, in 1953, in 1954, in 1955, and in 1956. Petitions on file showed har Olds club figured its 1951 net in come at while the internal Revenue service placed it at in 1952, the corresponding figures were and in -19b3, and in 1954, and in 1355, and and in 1956, 721 and another Complete 8v, and this Vear that i Haven t accomplished a Ftp other Vear notmin6.1 j thou consistent Cam v Vou set pared by Delongchamps and o Brien architects. The lot measures 140 feet on first Street and 100 feet on Bell Street. The new Structure will be a modified ranch Type building with adjoining parking. There will be Access from both first and Bell streets Smith said. It is planned to have modern restroom facilities for travelling members of the association. Office space the building Wal have office space and desk space for 20 employees. At pres ent the division has eight pm for the last several years the Reno office of the Casa has been in the Riverside garage building. The Nevada division of the association also has an office in Las vegas. Membership in the entire state of Nevada which is served by me Nevada division has been growing rapidly according to Joseph f. Mcdonald the Nevada director and vice president of the association. The first and Bell Street lot is part of the original Tow site of the City of Reno and the House which will be moved was occupied for Many years by Fred Dann a photographer prominent in Early Reno. The House was built about 1900 by Sellers Brothers and it was purchased in the 1930s by mrs. Dimmick subsequently it was converted into four apartments. At one time the same land was owned by mrs. Dimmick s grand m. C. Lake and it was part of an Orchard. She had just sold a mine and was Rich again but stayed on in the desert. In 1958 Josie Pearl was inter viewed again by Nell Murbarger who sought her out at the same desert Cabin. At that time mrs. Pearl told the reporter that she had become interested in mining at the age of 13, when Hee family moved to new Mexico. Records now reveal that she was bom at Leonard Creek Ark. The Young girl found her first mine at the age of 13 and sold it for this left her with a lifelong interest in mines and mining. The family moved to Creede Colo., to engage in mining and Josie went along. In 1892 she ried Lane Pearl a Young mining Engineer and a Stenford graduate. For a while she operated a boarding House at Creede and then she and her husband moved to California. Then the couple came to Reno where she worked for a time at tile Whitaker hos Pital. Died do 1918 the pearls were among the first to go to Goldfield and when the Boom declined there Lane Pearl took a Job with a mine at Ward where he died in 1918 Dur ing an influenza epidemic. After the death of her husband Josie Pearl operated boarding houses at various mining Camps including one at the Berry o Neal mine near Battle Mountain. She finally went to Northern Humboldt county she acquired some claims in the Hills and worked them. She had a reputation for nursing sick miners and grubs taking prospectors. Sha helped a number of homeless youngsters. Pyle wrote her Cabin was the wildest Hodgepodge of riches and rubbish i d Ever seen. The Walls were thick with pinned up letters from friends assay receipts on Ore receipts from Montgomery Ward. Letters and boxes and cloth ing and pans were just thrown everywhere. And in the Middle of it All sat an expensive wardrobe trunk with a seven Hundred Dollar Seal Ikin coat the famous writer went on to say that Josie Pearl slept with a 30-30 Riffle beside her bed and knew How to use it not Recluse although she lived in the desert he noted she was not a Recluse. If she became lonely she got into her car and went to see someone. She also liked to make trips to Reno and san Francisco. She had been trimmed out of Fortune after Fortune by crooked lawyers greedy partners and Drunken helpers. Yet she still trusted everybody. Anybody was Lier Elfend till proved Pyle she was me Queen of me Black Rod county to her other biographer Nell Murbarger. 0 Brien Rogers funeral Home has announced that services for mrs. Pearl will be held Jan. 3 at alar Nosa Colo. She is survived two mrs. Rosie Hise of los Angeles and mrs. Etta Pur Sley of be Havre Colo. Poodle gone Fine ordered a valuable five month old poo dle was stolen while he stopped at a South Virginia Street Gas station George Keyser of Idaho told Reno police saturday. The dog named Jacque was wearing a red and White Parka and Gold and Blue Collar. Robbery suspect convicted a a 47-year-old Salt Lake City Man was convicted Friday of robbing an Elko sport ing goods store at gunpoint on thursday. George Woodrow Beebe received a five to even year sentence in the Nevada state prison after waiving his right to counsel and pleading guilty to armed robbery changes before Elko dist. Judge Taylor h. Wines. Police said Beebe walked into George Wallace s sporting goods store on thursday and asked to see a 22-caliber pistol. Wallace Jot one Flom a rack and showed Beebe How to Load it before hand tag it to him they said. Beebe then reportedly demanded Wal lace s Cash and left with the pistol and a Box of shells. One hour later Beebe sur rend Erbil to a police officer in the Stockman s motor hotel authorities said. He had lost about half of i he Money at a gaming table before he was arrested they said. Elko sheriff s officers said Bee re will be transferred to the state prison in feebly within a week. Two accidents follow Blowout on Highway 40 one Blowout was followed by two separate wrecks sunday afternoon on it. S. Highway 40 near Boca. The California Highway reported that a out at . On a car being driven by George e. Of Oak land causing his car to overturn in the divider strip. Bartle s wife Sandra 22, and a passenger in the. Car Julie Acoma 24, of Haywa Axl Calif., were injured taken to tape Forest Tjien c car being driven by Matthew Hunt 39, of Canada swerved from one Lana to tha Ottier and was struck in the rear by a car being driven by Emmet patrol Buysse so of Oakland patrol men said. In the second Accident mrs. Clara 59, suffered a Bro Ken leg. Also in the car and suf Fering Moor injuries were m. S. Dunne of Sacramento and his wife Suna 54. All Wert taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital. Hunt was cited for unsafe Lana cd sgt. Newspaper if newspaper

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