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LAS VEGAS AGE
VOLUME XXIII LAS VEGAS. CLARK COUNTY. NEVADA. SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 1927. NUMBER 26. EXPOSITION OPENS TO HUGE CROWD II RENO BOULDER CANYON can asm Dam Question Taken Up By Members of Nevada Com mission.— Senators Oddie and Pittman and Repres entative Arentz Attend Meeting. The fact that Nevada must adopt a definite policy with res pect to the Colorado River was stressed last Tuesday at the meet-! ing of tne Nevada members of the Colorado River Commission at which Senators Oddie and Pitt man and Representative Arentz and Governor Balzar were pres ent. While no definite plan was an ik unced it was indicated that Ne vada would make a serious effort to bring about a settlement of the differences between the states of California and Arizona and to insist that Nevada be given sub stantial state revenues from any development at Boulder or Black aCnyon, such as otuer states are compensated for the cutting of timber and the extraction of oil deposits which are natural re sources. in support ol me luiier principle; it wa • declared in*the conference, by Commissioner Malone, Repres-J entativo Arentz and others that lroin the revenues derived by the1 government from oil leases upon I the public lands ten per cent is j reserved tor administration, ttoirty-; seven and one-half per cent is al- j 'located to the state in which the; oil is found, and fifty-two and one-half per cent is paid into the relcamation fund. While the con ferees did not formally declare that such a divecsion should be appled to iower Colorado River davtdopment, they indicated that the principle met with their ap proval. and that, together with the allocation of a large amount of power to this ^ate, it would enable Nevada to derive the rev enues from power development which she should receive. The justice of changing the pro portionate division of the expected profits was also discussed at length, as well as the justice of N' vada demanding that a fixed pro;-< rtion of me ,ands allocaud i . -it reels in i' n.u land b.'nfe ex p.'t ,'ed upo'i Nevada' reVatutiCoa poet-.s. it wav 2.to suggested that ‘-licit a division it th? irofits should be written into the Swing Johnson bill, which will come be fore congress next December. The stilttflnent that Nevada must adopt a definite policy and com municate it to California and Ari zona before an agreement can be .*«-.• ched between 'lie lower basin state, was freely made during the! conference. Heretofore, it was declared, Nevada had been a com puiatively inactive participant and had contributed little to a solution of the disagreement existing be tween A.izona and California. It was suggested that Nevada might effectively use her good offices to persuade Arizona to accept a di vision of power plant profits be tween Nevada and Arizona that would protect the interests of both states and so remove Ari zona’s objections to development by the federal government. The question of whether or not it would be proper for Nevada and Arizona to demand revenue^ from power operations prior to authorization of the plant’s cost, which will cover a period of thirty or forty years, was also discussed. The conferees also considered the possibility of Nov tda being able to profitably re o 11 to California interests most of the 100,000 horse power allocation which she ex pects to receive under the Swing Johnson bill. Attending the conferences were Commissioners Malone, Squires, Clark and Martin of the Nevada commission, Governor Balzar, Senator Pittman, Senator Oddie and Repreientative Arentz. COMMERCIAL AVIATION IS ROTARY PROGRAM ^5111 Pike, program chairman for the Rotary luncheon last Thursday noon, gave a very interesting talk i on the subject “Commercial Avia.1 tion,” which was instructive as well as unique. In his talk Bill brought out thej fact that the Western Air Express Company is the only commercial concern of its kind that has been a financial success. Over five hundred passengers have been carried and there has never been an accident to mar the reputation of the Western Air Express Com pany. Such success is due to the fact that only the best of ships are be ing used and no better pilots or mechanics will be found any place. A1 Cahlan sang two songs, at the request of Bill Pike, which were greatly enjoyed. MARRIAGE LICENSES EDINGTON—DAVIS: Sidney E. Edgington, 34, of Salt Lake City, to Eathel C. Davis. 36, of St. George. License issued June 23, 1927. AUTO THIEF OUGHT ME MINS EAR New Buick Roadster of Lor en Shaw Slightly Damaged in Excitement. — Thief Is Young Boy Who Stole Nash and Escaped. Loren Shaw narrowly escaped losing a new Luick loadstar Tues day .night at the Union. Paci'.ie station when a young fellow climbed into it and started otf. Shaw, who was standing nearby, recognized the purr of bis cur and Went to investigate. He arrived just in time to see his car being turned around toward town. Run ning toward the machine he climb ed on the runningboard when the car ran into the fence, damaging one fender and one headlight. The thief was turned over to the police and spent the night in the city jail. At two-thirty Wednesday he was brought into the Justice Court and was questioned by Judge Breeze. It appears that the lad is from Oregon and has been “on the Bum” since he was eight years old. His parents are not living and he has no occupation other than washing dishes for meals. When asked where he was head ed for he said, “North, no par ticular city.” He swore that he was only sixteen years old and was bound over to the district court. Deputy Sheriff MoCubrey was certain (hat the boy was the one who stole the Nash touring car from in front of the National Hotel last week. When question ed on the matter the boy admit ted the crime and said that he could have gotten away if he had wanted to. ORE FOUND IN ELDORADO j Gold Bearing Rock Runs $30,000 To the Ton Found in New Drift on 300 Foot Level of Techaticup Mine By Stiles Bros. A fine new ledge of $30,000 gold ore 'has been uncovered in a new drift on the three hundred level of the Techaticup mine in the Eldorado Mining District by the Stiles Brothers who are leasing from the Wharton Estate. The ore is bright with the gold, which is held in grey quartz similar to that which abounded in the Goldfield mines. The find was made in entirely new ground. A drift was start'd west on the three hundred foot level and there has been no work ing either albove or below the ricii find. M. E. Ward of the Mesquite Grocery has a sampde of the ore which he will be glad to show anyone interested . He expects tc have another piece today which will be worth $250. PROGRESS MADE IN STOCK SALE In spite of the fact that most of the committee handling the local sale of stock in the hotel project have been away during the past week considerable stock has been sold. James Cashman returned from I.os Angeues where he had a c-.n ference with Mr. Richmond and reports that the matter is prog ressing rapidly. The stock is seven per cent pre ferred and no money will be col lected by the committee until the balance is raised by Mr. Richmond In Los Angeles. Indications are that the Las Ve gas allotment will be sold out be fore long and those who wait too long will have to go without. I EASTER VS. GERNTS WALLACE VS. THOMAS American Legion To Stage Fast Fights Next Thursday Night. — Thomas Backers Looking for Wallace Money. What should prove to be one of the best fight cards ever put on '.>y the American Legion in this city is scheduled for next Thurs day evening at the Legion fight arena. It will be the last of the fights ^to be staged this summer and the boys are going to put it over big. The main event will present Dutch Eastes and Frankie Gernts in ten rounds of battling. Easter Is a favorite in Las Vegas, having won most of his fights in the lo cal arena. He has been taking on int<jisi\;e training in Los An geles for the past few weeks and has never been in better shape. On tlie other hand we have Frankie Gernts an ambitious fight er who has won his last three fights with knock-outs. Gernts hates to spoil his record and ex pects to add Easters scalp to his collection. Johnny McManus and Georgia Anion will fill the bill for the s mi final. Johnny McManus hails from lonopan wnere lie is iookcu on as one of the city’s best, and Taiii»pah has turned out some fast and certain fighters. Anftin is from McFarland’s stable in Los Angeles and is term ed by those who know him as a flashy Filipino. Those of the fight followers who have seen any flashy Filipinos during their stuff know that there will be plenty of action in tffef ring Thursday even ing. The special event scheduled will be a great drawing card. Mickey Wallace of Las eVgas and iJmmy Thomhs will entertain the ci-owd while they settle what is termed by some as a grudge. Mickey needs no introduction to the fight fans of Las Vegas. He is known to be the sort who goes into the ring to whip his opponent and doesn’t dilly-dally around the canvas for the first nine rounds. While he has taken on a coup'l; of men who haye ibeen too high class for him he piobably has learned more of the game by do ing it. Jimmy Thomas is confident of putting Mickey away. Both of the men have beaten and been beaten by tile same fighters, wlflch goes to prove that they are evenly matched. Another thing Is that Thomas’ backers are looking around for Wallace money. The story of the grudge is news to Thomas, and has made the man mad enough to enjoy a grudge fight Thomas says, "If Mickey wants to make a grudge fight of this I'm sure glad to accommodate him. If you will rainmeinber, Mickey lasted about one round with the great Uert Colima and I stayed with the 'high ( lass kid for nine. I sure intend to finish this fight in first class shape." Two fast and snappy prelimin aries complete the las; American Legion card for the summer. WALTER A. HAM GETS JUDGESHIP Walter A. Ham. brother of A. W. Ham. local attorney, has been Selected for one of the ten ap pointments to judge of the Su perior Court of Los Angeles coun ty. This i3 quite an honor for Mr. Ham as there were over one hundred and fifty candidates for ,he appointments. The Age extends congratula tions to Mr. Ham on liis api>oint ment. Clark County Gas Company Receives Permit To Sell Stock in California.—Sale Will Begin July 1. Mr. Lauritzen, of the Clark | County (ias Company arrived in La* Vegas Friday noon from Los Angeles with good news for those interested in the budding of a g is plant here. The construction of the plant is now assured and work on the buildings and mains will commence September first. The holder is now being built in California. He brought with him the permit from the California C onmission which viable.' him -ell $100,hOt) worth of stock in that state. According to the permit, con struction cannot start until twenty thousand dollars cash has been deposited- At that time the mon ey will be released and construe tion will start. Mr. Lauritzen states that twenty thousand has already been pledged by Cali fornians and the sale will be made at once. This twenty thousand along with the twenty thousand that the contractor will take will make an investment of $40,000. If the full $80,0011 could not he raised, the forty thousand alreadv invested will make a bond issue easy. This insures every stock holder that the plant will be built. No work will be done during the hot weather but on September first Mr. Lauritzen will have a crew here to start in. If nothing unforeseen happens after the start the mains and plant should be in operation by November first. INSANITY CASE IS NOT PROVEN Chas. E. Harris, Arrested or Charge Sworn To by Wife, Rleased for Further Ob servation. Chas. E. Harris. 52, of West Side, was taken before Countv Clerk Wm. L. Scott in the Diatricl Court yesterday morning and ex amined as to his mental cpndi tion. He was taken into custodj Thursday evening on a warran sworn to by his wife. Mrs Harri came to the sheriff and told hei story aad swore to the warrant When Sheriff Sam Gay am Deputy McCubrey went to thf Harris home, Harris nad retiret hut got up, dressed and lockjf the house and went with the ofti i > s and was apparently in t i c,ratal state of mind. He wt; pi.iced in jail until the he^rin; Friday morning. At the hearing Mrs. Harris testi tied that she had known her hus hand for about nine years am that they Aad been married fo four years. She had not noticei any peculiar action until about si: niontRs ago. shortly after her hus band's father died in the Black foot Asylum for the insane. Abou the same time his sister becam. despondent and committed suicide Mr. Harris was not in ver; good health, she said, and durinf tii" past months had made severa i hi cat s at her. He had spell: when he was in great pain am would' sit around and brood ove his troubles. The climax „ earn: Thursday evening when, afte brooding all day he acted mori peculiar than ever. Mrs. Harri: testified that while she was curl in-g her hair he approached he: and threatened her because shi spent so much time curling he: hair. He told her she had jus finished it a few minutes befori and now she was starting again She asked him to go pull the phii out of the wall and when he turn ed his back she escaped and cami to town. Mr. Harris took the stand am said that he was fully aware o what was going on and agreed t( be sworn. He stated that he suf fered greatly from rheumatisn and was often in great pain bu that he was sure that his mini was all right. After a few questions by Drs Hewetson and Bulette, Harris wa: discharged so that further obser vat ion could be made. Miss 'Edith Fell underwent ai operation at the Las Vegas Hos pital 'Friday morning for the re moval of her tonsils. Open Season -- * —By Albet T. Reid // //M/y/ *\TL A I COOLIDGE OPENS COLORFUL SHOW RENO PACKED TO LIMIT. CIVIC BODIES IN NOTABLE PARADE AT TEN O’CLOCK THIS MORNING. CLARK COUNTY EXHIBIT MAKES FINE SHOWING. (Special to the Age) RENO, June 25.—Following a huge parade, comprised of all the civic organizations which have spent more than two years of earnest endeavor to make the project a suc cess, the gate of the Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition were swung open by a signal from President Coolidge. Crowds were astonished by the completeness and th? beauty of the show and Reno and the entire state are to be congratulated upon the spirited manner in which hey have met all difficulties and carried the enterprise to a successful completion. vvbil not attempting to vie in size with the great international expositions, the Reno show is great enough to give every visitor several days of interest and enter ainment. avoiding the usual countless duplications and ihc endless fatigue experienced in the larger shows. The site j^n the banks of the Truckee River is of great natural beauty, compact enough to avoid unneces sary travel and ideal in every other way. The various buildings are complete and house exhibits covering every field of interest with a wonderful variety , of amusements besides. The city of Reno, nestled at the foot of the towering Sierra, mountains, is never more beautiful than at this ■ time and this natural beauty is enhanced by a wealth of ' waving banners and the myriad of varicolored lights that convert the streets into a fairyland. The Truckee ,river, with its Rainbow dam, is also canopied with colored lights. -California has 3 splendid .building which is filled with an exhibit which overflows into an annex The Golden State is showing her interest and friendship in a sub stantial manner. Tomorrow is California Day and special trains from San Francisco, Sacramento and other Cali fornia cities will bring another great crowd of visitors to Reno. 1 he Nevada State building is another imposing and beautiful structure and houses splendid exhibits from every county in the state. In addition there are departments of women’s work and a splendid showing of articles of ar tistic and historical nature. The Clark county exhibit shows a plendid panorama of the Boulder Ham power houses and reservoir with the mountains in the background and the great valleys dotted with ranches and cities filled with the industries which will come with the building of the great project. Boulder dam is the leading theme of the Clark County exhibit but the mining and agriculture and industrial life of the county are well pictured. Lincoln county has an exhibit, a reproduction of I Cathedral Gorge as the central feature. WILL COMPLETE CONTRACT JULY 1 Grading and Graveling Near ly Finished.—Work started on Overpass at Suotr. That the grading and surfacing ' of the sixteen miles of new high way south of town would be com pleted and opened to traffic on July 1 was announced by C. C. Boyer today. The gravel used is considerably smaller than that used to surface the first 14 miles j of the road and is expected to I i pack better. On the first thirteen! miles of the Las Vegas to Losi Angeles highway the maximum: i size of rock used was one and a j ; :;lf inches. The new road which j i starts fourteen miles from town and conyinues for sixteen miles is surtaced with rock the biggest of which is one inch in diameter. A crushing plant which was built rcently has speeded the work cosniderably. Work on the overpass at Sutor( is progressing rapidly. Bxeava • tions have been made and the 1 pouring of concrete is under way. Until this work Vs finished the ! travel will take a short detour at j that point. Pilot Maurie Graham, of the Western Air Kjpress company,1 and a south bound passenger were fTeld up in Las Veegas Tuesday* | evening on account of darkness. 1 Th°y .resumed their'journey early j Wednesday morning. CONTRACTS LET OK WEST Stt SCHOOL Smith, Rhoads and Rockwell Awarded Contract for Ad dition To West Side School Building.—Bids for Paint ing Thrown Out. The bids for the addition to ttoe West Side school building were opened Tuesday evening by the school board. The work on the two additional rooms was award ed to Fred Smith. Leon Rockwell will do the electrical work and Wallie Rhoads the plumbing and heating. Due to some misunderstanding the ibids for the painting were not in the right form and new bids will be opened the first of July. $100 FINE PAID BY BOOTLEGGER Larry MeLean was brought in to the Municipal Court yesterday morning on a charge of having in his possession intoxicating liquora which were for sale. ^McLean plead gu'lty to the charge and was fined one hundred dollars, which he paid. Karl Miller, a tourist, was charg ed with being drunk and disorder ly Thursday morning. He plead not guilty before Justice Breeex but was convicted and fined $?5 with the alternative of spending twelve and one-half days in the city jail. To date he is still in jail.