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Las Vegas, “The Electrical City” — Boulder Dam Power Invites Industries
VOL. XXXIII LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, FRIDAV, JUNE 11, 1937 NUMBER 24 Rotary State Meet Planned A mesage from the Tonopah Ro tary Club inviting Las Vegas and other Rotarians in Nevada and ad joining states to hold a joint meet ing in Tonopah either June 19 or 26, was read at the regular meeting of Las Vegas Rotary Club Thursday noon by President K. O. Knudson. After some discussion it was de cided that the date of Saturday, June 19, was preferable, that being the date recommended by the Bould er City Club. The proposed inter-city Rotary meeting is the outcome of plans made some months ago. Tonopah is chosen as the place because of its central location. The Tonopah Club is planning to make the affair one of the most delightful ever put on by Nevada Rotarians. At suggestion of Bill Ferron, every Rotarian is requested to bring some distinctive memento of this desert country to the meeting next Thursday, to be taken by the Las Vegas delegation of Boy Scouts who are about to attend the Scout Jam boree at Washington, D. C. The things donated will be used by the boys fior trading purposes with boys from other sections and some inter esting mementos will be returned tO' Vegas by the boys. Six Scouts have been chosen as special guests to represent Las Vegas at the national Jamboree in Washington, June 30 to July 10. They are Robert Eglington of Troop 66, Roy Earl, Bobby Hampton and Gay Myers of Troop 63, and Jack Draper of Troop 64. Marion Earl, chairman of the com mittee on arrangements, reported that a fitting program for the in duction into office of President Frank Gusewelle is being prepared. Barney Berger provided part of the entertainment for Thursday's meeting, exhibiting a series of clev er slight-of-hand tricks. The program was completed with the showing of a motion picture reel showing the speedway automobile races at Indianapolis. LIST OFFERED TO CLAIM OWNERS Trough newspapers that feature mining, owners of mines and min ing claims are being solicited to list their holdings, if for sale, with the North American Miners’ Service, Inc., of New York, described as an or ganization not engaged in stock selling, not owners or operators ot mines, but offering a listing service inaugurated for the benefit of mine owners and charging a listing fee. Mystery Veils Francis Death Tragedy claimed the life of E. A. Francis, proprietor of Sal Sagev Cafe, early Thursday morning when he went to his death in the waters of the swimming pool at the Old Ranch. His body was discovered as it floated face downward, clad in a suit of red pajamas and bedroom slippers, at five o’clock in the moiii ing, by Mrs. E, R. Gates when sue went to inspect the pool which was being refilled after cleaning. Mrs. Gates immediately summon ed her husband and together they succeeded in lifting the still limp body from the pool. Attempts at first aid were made and the pul motor crew of the fire department summoned, but to no avail. Dr. Clare W. Woodbury examined the body and gave it as his opin ion that death resulted from drowning. He had been in the pool approximately 30 minutes when found. There was no evidence ol foul play. Mrs. Francis staged that she did not hear her husband leave the house. He took the family car and drove to the pool, but was not seen or heard when he entered the water. He was not in the habit of visiting the pool it was stated. The coroners inquest was post poned until 7:45 this evening to await the arrival of the dead man's brother from Los Angeles. SORORITY GIRLS COMING Forty-five members of the Kappa Delta Phi sorority will arrive in Das Vegas next Tuesday evening at 9:30 via the Union Pacific, and re main over Wednesday to inspect Boulder Dam, according to the an nouncement made by Secretary Oli ver Goerman at the Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday. Secretary Goerman is arranging a committee to meet the train and welcome the visitors. The young ladies are enroute to the national convention of the sorority at Los Angeles. TWINS ACHIEVE HONORS Morse and Dana, twin sons of Dr. and and Mrs. R. D. Balcom. have re ceived the degree of Doctor of Medi cine from the University of Southern California, where they graduated on Saturday last. The young men ar© spending a! 6hort vacation with their parents in this city, after which they will re turn to Las Angeles to serve tlvdr internship at Santa Fe hospital. Fire Destroys Tower Building The main building of the Tower Au:o Court on South Fifth street was destroyed by fire late Wednes day afternoon. The property is owned jointly by Mrs. Myrtle E. Marshall, who was manager, and Attorney J. R. Lewis, the latter having a room in the building in which he kept many of his books and personal effects which were de stroyed. There was no insurance j and the loss is several thousand j dollars. Mrs. Marshall was saved from serious injury when, as she was running into the burning structure in an attempt to save some of the contents, she was seized and drag ged back by Byt Weller of the Mission. Weller’s prompt action probably saved her life. As It was, she suffered painful burns on her hands, face and head. Exploding Can Injures Woman The exploding of a jar of canned fruit which she was attempting to seal seriously injured Mrs. E. A. Wessels, 519 South Sixth street. Steam from the boiling contents burned her about the hands and face and only the fact that she was wearing glasses saved her eyes, it is said. NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS Las Vegas Liquor Store and A. C. Delkin were elected members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Tuesday last, following the flavorable report of the committee on mem bership. The application of Quality Shoe Rebuilders was referred to the com mittee for report. LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON Robert J. Mannion, more than twenty years ago a prominent resi dent of Las Vegas, who has been here for several weeks visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. V. T. Gilbert, plans to leave tomor row for San Bernardino and Los Angeles, after which he will go to Washington, D. C., to visit another daughter who lives there. Mr. Mannion, whose residence is at San Marcos, Cal., has enjoyed his stay in Las Vegas greatly, espec ially the time he has been able tj spend on Lake Mead in the Gilbert cruiser. Odd Fellows To Meet In Vegas Plans are announced this week for the annual state meet of the Grand Lodge bodies of the Odd Fel lows order which are scheduled for three days at Las Vegas, beginning Monday, June 14, One of the entertainment features in the southern country will be a boat ride on Lake Mead. The first group to meet is the Grand Eneompmen*. I. O. O. F., con vening- for one day, June 14, with J. C. Corn of Fallon, grand patriarch presiding. Election and installation of grand officers is the chief busi ness. In the evening, arranged by the grand patriarch, the royal pur ple degree will be conferred on a class of 15 candidates from eastern and southern Nevada. The degree team will be made up of members from each subordinate encampment of the state. With W. R. Birch of Sparks, grand master, presiding, the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., will convene Tues day, June 15. for two days. Routine Grand Lodge business only has been scheduled, with o ficers elected at 2 p. m. on the fifteenth, and in stalled the following day. Any new legislation proposed will be consid ered the concluding day. The Nevada Rebekab Assembly also meets at Las Vegas, opening the gathering with a school of in struction Monday, June 14, in charge officials. The formal session starts June 15, and continues through the sixteenth. Mrs. Katherine Wesley, assembly president, will preside. State officers will be elected by the assembly on the afternoon of che fifteenth and will be installed the next day. Chairman State Democrats Here George Swartz of Elko, newly se lected as chnairman of the Demo cratic state central committee, is a visitor in Vegas in attendance on the sessions of the Masonic Grand Lodge Mr. Swartz is train dispatcher for the Western Pacific railroad at Elko and has been active in many lines of endeavor for may years. He states that it is his desire to main tain party harmony and that he will b© fair and impartial in his political dealings , with the various counties cf the state. M.r. Schwartz.'plans to leave for the north Saturday morning.