LAS VEGAS AGE
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TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 28, 1931.
|T IS stated that certain police officers of the City of Las!
it Vegas have been making a practice of requiring citizens |
to pay for the performance of duties for which the city
already pays them, and of putting the money so secured ,
in their own pockets.
The Age has long defended our officers against similar
^charges believing them generally unfounded and based on
political or professional jealousies. This time the informa
tion comes so well authenticated that we are compelled to |
-countenance the charges.
The police should not be permitted to impose any fines
or charges whatever on individuals. If offenses are com
mitted by citizens they should be tried and punished by the
court. And the city should, and we believe, does pay suf
"ficient salaries to the officers to have a right to their un
divided efforts without any necessity of bleeding the un
The Age suggests that it is quite time that the authori
ties investigate the police department and see if any of
the officers are pocketing money unlawfully collected from
THE engineer of the city employed to make plans and esti
mates for the proposed extensions of the Las Vegas
I, sewer system has reported on the manner in which the pro
posed bond issue is to be spent. .. . — ..s- i
Briefly, it proposes to build a skeleton of maiq sewer
, age lines and a modern disposal plant first This, will .be
sufficient to sene a city of at least 15.000, people. Then
■ laterals will come later where and when needed.
In view of the present conditions it is very desirable
that new main sewers be built without delay. Any one of
several of the large building operations being planned may
be delayed by the inadequacy of our sewerage system.
" What, for example, will the new hotel at Seventh and Fre
mont, or the federal building on Stewart street, or the
Masonic building on Third and Fremont do if additional
sewerage is not provided.
And, more important yet perhaps, what will the many
who desire to build homes in the outlying portions of the
city do? We may .fuss about the cost of things all we
please, but if we are to build a city here we must pay the
THE recent rains have again brought grief to those who
are compelled to drive automobiles on some of our un
Everybody is about at the end of patience. Autos are
all muddied. Some were so hopelessly mired down that
they had to be pulled out by trucks.
Steps and porches and carpets and clothing wrere all
splashed with mud. And the housewives are just frantic
because of the mud tracked into the newly cleaned house.
And here we have been for two or three years jangling
over this and that and making is impossible to carry out the
•improvements everyone wants.
The cost and inconveniences of one rainstorm is suf
ficient to justify the expense of street improvements. The
loss suffered because of the condition of certain streets
during one storm is enough to pay for pretty good paving.
THE skies opened up and replenished the water supply
of the thirsty earth quite lavishly Sunday night.
Not that it is entirely unusual for us to have rain this
time of the year, but because the entire west is suffering
from deficient rainfall, the storm just now drawing to an
end is of the utmost importance.
And we may look ^or a gorgeous renewal of our desert
carpet of wildflowers in a wreek or two.
The government rain gauge registered seventy hun
dredths of an inch of rainfall for Sunday night, which is
quite a splash.
MINING AWAKENING ,
THE news of what apparently is a find of a vast body of
free milling gold ore in Eldorado canyon is of tremen
dous importance to Clark county. ,
Already the fever for gold mining is being felt over the
country. And if the reported strike is confirmed by further
development Clark county will witness a mining activity of
the first magnitude.
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TAX REFUNDS •
rIE Act passed by the legislature providing relief from
the payment 6f penalties and interest on delinquent
taxes will prove a real blessing for some taxpayers. Those
who have already paid the tax including interest and pen
alties may have the amount of penalties and interest re
funded to them by putting in a claim to the board of county
But how is the county treasury going to compensate;
itself for the loss of those penalties and interest?
Leave Your Address With Western Union
— —W ♦ />r l r r. Sf’ f C ,
By MARK BARRON . . 1
NEW YORK—One of the tradi
tional privileges given famous show
girls is that they may take vaca
tions at any time. There is only
one provision. They must spend
their .holiday in a prominent and ,
rmart resort like Atlantic City. Palm
Beach or Monte Carlo.
This custom began about a dec
ade ago when Helen Lee Worthing,
a fragile blonde, and Phoebe Lee. a
vivacious redhead, were two of the
most talked-about beauties on
Broadway. They were invited on a j
yachting cruise to Palm Beach, and
Anally persuaded their managers to
allow them to leave the show for a
In Palm Beach Miss Worthing
donned a red silk bathing suit, and
Miss Lee made contrast by wearing
calico rompers. When they came on
to the beach the town gasped, tele- i
graph wires began buzzing, cameras
started clicking and the Misses [
Worthing and Lee walked into tem
It brought much publicity to the
show, and ever since then produc
ers send a couple of their most not
od beauties to resorts where they !
will be seen and talked about.
NO END OF IT
One wonders if there is anything
show girls haven't done for public
ity. Ruth Urban gave a dinner with
a be-ribboned pig as gues; of honor.
Joyce Hawley took a bath in ginger
ale. bu tnot- in the privacy that
Anna Held took her milk baths.
Jean Stewart kept a baby lamb
in her room until the hotel man
aged found out about it. . . . Toodles
fly an paraded Fifth avenue in a
Dird cage hat that enclosed a live
tanary. . . . Shirley Vernon played
i game of strip golf at a Long
Helen Morgan adopted a baby,
Sut the real mother reclaimed it.
. . Myrna Darby wanted a bronze
sunburn to go with her blond hair,
and died from "sun poisoning." . . .
Patricia Salmon entered a dance
marathon and got sore feet.
Ann Pennington exploited only
her dimpled knees. . . . Eileen Wen
Eel tried to wed an Egyptian prince.
. . . Marion Davies opened a rival
night club to Justine Johnson’s and
they quarreled. . . . Mae Murray
sat in a stage dpor and refused to
move until they gave her a Job.
Prances Williams went A. W. O. L.
and had her own fellow players de
manding that she be fired. . . .
Lillian Poster slapped a critic. . . .
Jean Williams changed her name
to Sonia Karlov and started speak
ing with a Russian accent. . . .
Janet Flynn became Gina Gale
Dorothy Knapp sued her managei
because he fired her. . . . Betty
Compton, married, honeymooned
and divorced within 33 days. . .
Adele Astaire pals around only witi
royalty. . . . Hope Williams deflec
the Social Register.
Helen Kane always talks in t
baby voice. . . . Nell O'Dav allow!
six men to toss her through the
air as if she were a football. . .
Jeanne Aubert fled through foui
countries to escape her husband':
injunction to prevent her from ap
pearing on the stage.
Bv KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON — With Nicholas
Longworth taken suddenly by death
added problems of leadership in the
new congress are piled upon shoul
ders of the three survivors of the
Republican “four horsemen" of
' house control.
Tilson of Connecticut, Snell of
New York and Hawley of Oregon
are left with a heavier burden.
Already they faced extreme diffi
culties. Even if death does not fur
ther intervene to wrest the nomi
nal Republican majority of one vote
from them before the house actu
ally convenes, delicate intra-party
situations confront them to hold
that vote in line.
All Longworth’s experience, his
skill at the intimate business of
political diplomacy, his warm per
sonal friendships with virtually all
house members had been relied
RUMBLINGS OF DISCONTENT
There were rumblings of discon
tent, even of a move to desert Long
worth as the party candidate for
speaker to succeed himself, before
the seventy-first congress adjourn
ed. Most on-lookers did not take
them seriously. ;
They were viewed as moves in
the game some of the western mem
bers have played to obtain relaxa
tion of certain house rules against
which they complain.
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| Longworth’s earned reputattor
for fairness as presiding officer
never challenged even by the Dem
ocrats. was a factor counted upon h
the next, congress. --
No experienced house membci
fails to realize that it will take ex
trem? skill, even co-operation be
tween leaders of the two parties
perhaps, to keep the next liousi
DEMOCRATS HAVE PROBLEMS
On the Democratic side; smeen
: as is the personal regret a men;
them all at the death of a colleagxr
j they have hailed as friend. Long
worth's death could not but in
crease the hopes of those who dcsin
t to take instant advantage of an;
break that might put the part
in control of the house.
They have not been unanimous a
The Democrats have their owi
organization problems to fac
should chance throw the house im
their hands. Minority Leader Gar
, ner of Texas, the almost certaii
Democratic candidate for speakei
is not without opponents in his owi
There is a deeper trouble for :b
Democrats than that. I: has to d.
with the seniority rule, long follow
ed by both parties in the house it
selecting chairmen for committee;
Southern Democrats, because of les
turnover, naturally gravitate int
At present if the Democrats wer
to organize the house, six or eigh
of the most important commltte
chairmanships would go to Texa
under the seniority rule.
Jealousy among northern am
western Democrats whose vote
actually make up a necessary ,ma
jority for control is Inescapable.
INSTITUTE TO MEET
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.. April 21
(U.R)—The second quadrennial Hu
man Relations Institute will be hell
at the University of North Carolini
here during the week of May 3-9.
HOOVER DAM PROGRESS
Resume of Present Activities and Those
of the Near Future on Greatest En
gineering Project of the Age
The principal contract was awarded March 10 at Denver to Six
Companies, Inc., of San Francisco, a combination of Utah
Construction Company of Ogden, Utah; Henry J. Keiser and
W. A. Bechtel, McDonald & Kahn, Morrison-Knudson Com
pany, J. F. Shea Company, and Pacific Bridge Company.
Amount of bid $48,800,999.00.
The contract covers tunnels, penstocks, outlet works, spill
ways, coffer dams, excavations for main dam, main dam con
struction, valves and gates, and power houses.
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD—Main line to Boulder City, 22
miles, completed. Cost estimated at $800,000.
GOVERNMENT RAILROAD—Boulder City to dam site, 8.6 miles
under construction by Lewis Construction Company. Contract
GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY—Boulder City to dam site, 1014
miles of 22-foot highway, under construction by R. G. Le
Tourneau, Inc., subcontractors. Contract price $329,917.15.
BOULDER -CITY— -
Excavation - for water tanks—Contract let to Butterfield Co.,
Lbs Angeles. ... - — •'* “*
Tanks for water system—Contract let to Lacy Manufacturing
Company, Los Angeles. -t *> i. • •••
Residences—Bids for first group of 12 three- and four-room
cottages were opened at Las Vegas office of the Reclamation
Service March 12.
Laying out of final plans for the city—As soon-as these are
approved, contracts will be let for the streets, sidewalks, curbs,
paving, water system, sewer system, pole lines for electricity,
etc. Administration buildings, dormitories, garages, etc., to
follow as soon as possible.
POWER SUPPLY—Transmission line from Southern California
under construction by Southern Sierras Power Company.
Substation—Earl Roche, General Construction Company of
Las Vegas, grading site near dam for Southern Sierras Power
Telephone Lines—Line from Las Vegas to Boulder City was
built by Southern Nevada Telephone Company and is now in
Telegraph Lines—Joint Western Union and Union Pacific line
to Boulder City now,in operation.
ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT—
To be installed by the government and includes turbines, al
ternators, switchboards and transformers.
Postponement cf the hearing on
applications of the Nevada Truck
ing company. Los Angeles and Salt
Lake railroad and H. H Peele be
fore the Nevada Public Service
commission was announced today.
The hearing will take place May 8.
1931. at Carson City.
The applicants ask for certificates
of public convenience to operate
moior express, freight and passen
ger lines in the Las Vegas. Boulder
| City area. ,
NEW YORK. April 27. (/PV—An
1 other financial casualty among stock
1 exchange firms intensified unsettle
ment in security markets for a time
today, but share prices recovered
substantially before ihe close in
Suspension of West & Co., a
Philadelphia investent house, by the
I New York stock and curb and the
! Philadelphia stock exchanges, was
; viewed in Wall street largely as a
' sequel to the suspension of Pynchon
& Co- a larger house. Friday. The
two firms had been associated in
WIFE SHOT HIM
, I TUCSON. Am.' April 27. pPi —
Thomas K. Marshall. 60. who in
. 1904. after being graduated from
I the University of Arizona, married
his instructor in Latin. French and
botany, was shot five times early
i today. He told police his wife did it.
Mrs. Marshall. 63. a semi-invalid.
; surrendered to police at her home,
but refused to talk about the shoot
Marshall told police his wife
"stood over me brandishing a gun
and shot me five times." His con
dition is critical.
No motive for the shooting was
given. Mrs. Marshall has been ill
for many years and confined to her
home most of the- time.
DAY OF HEALTH
(Continued from page 1)
States of America, do call upon all
Governors of the states of the
Union, and all Governors of terri
tories and possessions of the Unit
od 8 ates to declare to their people
that May Day should be used wher
ever possible as Child Health Day.
for the consideration of all public
and private measures by which
the health of our children may be
conserved and advanced. I eapec
cially commend for consideration
on that day "Tho Children's Char
ter" as set forth by tire White
House Conference on Child Health
IN WITNESS WHEREOF. I have
hereunto set mv hand and caused
the seal of the United States to be
DONE, at the City of Washing
ton this seventh day of
April, in the year of our
(SEAL' I ord nineteen hundred and
thirty-one and of the in
dependence of the United
s ates of America the one
Bv the President:
HENRY L. STIMSON.
Secretary of State.
STATE OF NEVADA
A Proclamation by the Governor
WHEREAS, f.or a number of
years, it has been customary with
in this State to issue annually, a
Proclamation regard! tig Child
Health Day and Child Health
WHEREAS, no cfTor: is too great
to be put forth in safe-guardins
the sacred heritages of childhood
which is the golden iieriod of op
portunity to build sturdy lives
WHEREAS, the boys and girls ol
today are the men and women ol
tomorrow, therefore, the protec
tion and conservation of their lives
and health is a sacred duty and
trust, and deservinr of the utmost
careful thought and attention.
NOW THEREFORE. I. F. B
BALZAR. Governor of Nevada, do
hereby confirm Ur* appointment
of Mrs. Ebba D. Bishop, as Chair
man of Child Health Day to be
observed on May 1st. 1931. and I
hereby proclaim the flrat week, In
May. 1031. ns Child Health Week,
and to Invite and urge nil our
people to participate In the cele
bration of the achievements of the
present health plans, and to co
operate with thoer aganclea which
arc now working for the conserva
tion and welfare of the children
of our State and Nation.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. I
have hereunto set my hand
and caused to be affixed the
Great Seal of the State of Ne
vada. Done at Carson City,
this 15th day of April. In the
year of our Lord. One Thou
sand Nine hundred and Thir
F. B. BAEZ A R
LEAVE FOR HOME
Mr and Mrs. F. E. Rumph left
yesterday for their home In Rawl
ings. Wyoming, after spending the
winter as guests of their son Fred
Harvey Parvtn has accepted i
position with the Las Vttas Phar
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El?ht Lm Vegas hlghschool girls
leave this morning for Reno where
they will represent th; local school
In the Home Economics contest
conducted annually by the Univer
sity of Nevada.
The students will travel In two
cars, and will be accompanied by
Supi. Maude Frasier and Miss DorLs
Nesbitt, head of the Home Econo
Second year students Include the
Misses Lavlna Whitney. Betty Ful
ton, Virginia Chnves and Peggy
Oates; first year students are Helen
Chaver.. Laurel Ward. Helen Mo'lt,
and Sophia Potter.
Local teams have never failed to
bring home a large share of the
prises and awards, and Las Vegas
High Is looking to these represen
tatives to maintain the honor of
the school In the contest which will
be conducted Thursday. Friday
and Saturday of this week.
Las Vegas, Nevada, April 27, 1931.
MRV A. E. CAHLAN, Editor,
Las Vegas Review-Journal,
Las Vegas, 'Nevada.
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Referring to fny telephone conversation with
your sell’ this afternoon, wherein I asked you to
retract the statement of the “Hansell-BettoUieJm
Ticket," I am again asking you in writing that you
do this in your paper of the 28th inst.
I with to make it plain to you and the Public
at large that I am in no way aligned with any other
Politician or Politicians in the present City Elec
tion and stand only upon my own feet and along
the lines of my PLATFORM which was published
In both the local papers.
Yours very truly,
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