The Yerington Times
VOLUME LXII YERINGTON, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER X°!1921 NUMBER 45
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The Lyon county school teachers
who attended the Institute in Reno
last week have all returned and re
sumed their • duties last Monday.
They declare the^ Institute was a
great success, both educationally and
Before the session losed the follow
Before the session colsed the follow
ing resolutions were adopted:
In closing, the teachers unanimous
ly adopted the following resolutions:
"Resolved, That we, the members of
the institute, extend our thanks to
the state education officials, Superin
tendent Hunting, Deputy Superinten
dent M. J. Burr and Deputy Superin
tendent Charles R. Priest for their un
tiring efforts in making this institute
the unqualified success it has groved
to be. (
“Resolved, That our thanks be ex
tended to our able instructors and
lecturers, and especially to Dr. H.
Driggs, Governor Boyle,, Dr. George
Wharton James ahd Mr. W. L. Nolan.
"Resolved, That we thank the peo
ple of Reno for their generous hospi
tality shown us during the last week,
especially the Mothers’ Club of Mc
Kinley park school; and be it further
“Resolved, That our thanks be pub
licly extended to Superintendent Bil
linghurst, Principal Vaughn and the
board of education of Reno for their
kindness in extending to us the use of
their buildings and equipment.
Fess Bill Endorsed
“Resolved, That we express our
hearty endorsement of the F'ess bill, or
any similar measure for increased
subsidy in support by the federal gov
ernment of home economics educa
tion in secondary schools of the state-.
"Resolved, That we recommend that
the Nevada State Education associa
tion provide for the appointment of a
committee to study into desirable
plans for simulating increased at
tendance at our state normal school,
through some workable plan for sub
sidy, along the best lines now being
used in other states.
"Resolved, That with the ruinous
results of war fresh in our minds we
wish to go on record in favor of the
disarmament conference which is soon
to convene. We favor limitation of
armament through the establishment of
those conditions which will make this
possible without placing the honor and
safety of our country in jeopardy.
"Resolved, That in recognition of
the fact that education is the most
important work of our nation, that
this body fully endorse the Towner
Stirling bill, and be it further
# “Resolved, That a copy of this
resolution be sent to the Nevada mem
bers in congress, urging early and
' favorable action on said bill.
History Idea Approved.
"Resolved, That this institute go on '
record as heartily approving of the!
steps taken during this session to:
bring before teachers‘and pupils the
importance of collecting and perpetu
ating the history and*literature of our'
state. We believe these facts should
be so compiled as to be appropriate
for class-room work. In other words,
we believe that the elementary his
tory of our state should be prepared
for text-book purposes.
"Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon our minutes
and copies sent to our chief executive,
' Governor Boyle, to Nevada’s repre
sentatives in congress and to our
The resolution committee was com
posed of H. O. Williams, chairman;
Ccceia Meighan, secretary; Fred L.
Gerlach, Echo Loder, R. J. Till G.
Hoffman and Mrs. J. Juniper.
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TIPS TO PROSPECTORS
A large demand for diatomaceous
earth, of which there is said to be
considerable in this state has come
from California points and the Reno
Chamber of Commerce has sent out
letters to ,25 owners of deposits of
this earth in the state asking them for
information concerning the deposits.
PASSED BY FIVE
Licneses to practice law in the
state of Nevada, were oh Monday
granted Mrs. Evelyn Gregory, Melvin
E. Jepsen, Frank W. Ingram, Ransc
R. Sischo and George Swan ton at the
close of the examination conducted
by the supreme court justices.
CHRISTENING THE BABY
Mr. and ^Irs. Carlo Scatena cele
brated the christening of little Peter
Patrick, son of Frank Rosaschi, by
giving a delicious dinner at their
home Sunday, Alma and Jimmy Sca
teno taking a prominent part in the
christening of the baby. Those pres
ent were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ro
saschi and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Dini, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Costelanni,
Mr. and Mrs. V. ,E. Kuster, Vince
Scateno, C. Micazilli.
The dinner was perfect and the day
most enjoyable to all the guests.
10 GAME AND WENT
TO AND FROM MASON
Miss Ada Landquist, of Woodland,
California, is visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Kidd.
Mr. Nat Lane, of San Francisco is
looking after his business interests in
the valley and is the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. I. S. Dickson.
Mr. P. H. Cook returned from San
Francisco, where he had been on a
Mr. L. C. De Armond, accompanied
by his nephew, Mr. C. G. Patterson, of
Oakland, returned after spending the
week end in Fallon.
Mr. I. N. Johnson is installing a new
heating apparatus in ihc school house
Mr. Clyde Degravv. engineer of the
steam shovel has taken up his resi
dence in the Dr. Edwards house.
Mrs. Degravv will be here this week.
Mr. W. IT. Reach, accompanied by
Mr. John Conway, is here on business
looking after winter feed for the
Everybody is looking forward to the
Gobblers Ball to be held in Spragg
Hall, Thanksgiving Eve. We under
stand many sensational stunts are to
be brought off. It will sure be a
SHOW BIG INCREASE
Since the new model Fords have
come out with many changes in body
design which make it very much easier
riding and more graceful in appearance
the sales have shown a big increase.
On the new models the seats are much
lower and the upholstering deeper.
The new' body design gives it more
of a streamline effect. The Ford, now
with the self starter and demountable
rims, is a full equipped car in every
The Brown Aulo Sales Company
report the following sales in the last
30 days: Joe Mencsini, Ford Touring
car; W'est Side Canal Co., one tqn
Ford truck; P. Mcsini, Ford tournig
car; Yerington Creamery. One ton
Ford truck; Theo. Schneider, Ford
touring car; Baker & Sweat, one ton
Ford truck: Ed. Hillygus, lord tour
ing car; W. A. Day, Ford touring car;
Fred Wilcox, Ford touring car: Fred
Strosnider, one ton Ford truck;
White Leghorn Mining Co., two ton
Special White truck, $5,500.00
•ANOTHER WINGFIELD BANK
The Wingfield banking interests
opened a new bank in Virginia City
November 1st. Two “nests" of filing
cases, surplus equipment of the John
S. Cook & Company bank, of Gold
field, were shipped to Virginia City
for the new institution. Within the
last month a bank \>uis added to the
Wingfield system at Fallon. Two
banks in that city were taken over and
NEVADA EDITOR DIES
Ernest L. Bingham, widely known
Nevada editor, died at 5 o'clock last
Friday morning at his home in bal
lon. Death was caused by a com
plication of diphtheria and erysipelas.
RENO ELKS ENJOY TRIP
TO LYON COUNTY SEAT
Thirty Reno Elks, including the
officers of the Reno lodge went to
Yerington Saturday afternoon to in
itiate a class of twelve at that point
and report art exceptionally fine trip.
The work was conducted by Exalted
Ruler E. F. Lunsford, assisted by S. R.
Tippett, Roy Pike, Martin Geraghty,
Robert Lewers, T. J. Fitzgerald, and
Joe McCormack. Following the old
time initiation a big ravioli dinner was
served by the Yerington Elks.—Reno
ITEMS OF INTEREST
10 LOCAL FARMERS
Mason valley farmers have been busy
digging the potato crop during the past
month and will finish digging by the
middle of November. The potato
crop is proving rather light this year
owing to killing frosts in June and
July which combined with early frosts
in September cut the growing season
short. However, although the crop is
light, the price is good, buyers offer- j
ing as high as S45 per ton for num- i
ber one potatoes.
Last year 239 cars of potatoes were
shipjtfcd from points on the Copper
Belt R. R. So far this season forty
or fifty cars have been shipped and al
though the crop is light an increase in
shipment over last year is anticipated.
The hay production this year has
been better than last throughout Lyon
county. The Fernley district cut three
good crops, the average yield for Fern
ley having been 'estimated at close to 5
tons per acre. Many farmers in Ma
son and Smith valeys pastured their!
third crop. Warm weather in Septem-i
ber and October produced good past-)
ure on alfalfa lands through out the)
Sveral hundred tons nt aitana nay :
has been sold at prices ranging 'from j
$8.50 to $10.00 per ton baled f. o. b. ■
Fernley. Cost of baling Inis dropped’
from $3.00 to $2.5(1 per ton.
An added interest is being shown in j
dairying by farmers in all parts of the
county, those already milking cows
adding to their herds and a number of
others purchasing dairy stock.
Ten cars of comb honey were
shipped from Lyon county this year
to all parts of the United States and
being valued at over $5,000 per car
bringing approximately $50,01.0 to the
Walter Newell of Smith valley pur
chased a registered Holstein bull from
C. C\ Tidd.
Sam Kimmel of Smith, Nevada, has
purchased the dairy herd of Geo.
Plummer of Yerington.
Will Penrose of Wabuska. is anoth
er Mason valey farmer who is starting
a dairy. Mr. Penrose purchased a
registered Holstein bull from Long
heath farm at Fallon to head his dairy.
Gardiner Bros, of Yerington secured
a registered Berkshire Iboar this month
from H. J. Long of Fallon.
R. H. Oakey of Wabuska purchased
six grade Holsteins and a registered
bull form Geo. Friedhoff of Yerington.
The Ycrnigton Commercial Club
will hold a meeting at the I.von county
court house Friday evening-, the prin
cipal object of the meeting being the
formulation of plans for an effetive
protest against the proposed qtiaren
tine'on Nevada potatoes by the Cali
Word that the California Agricul
tural Commission is to meet today and 1
issue the edict that would stop the j
movement of Nevada spuds was
brought here by County \gent Buck
man on his return from Kcno yester-j
day. Officials of the Farm Bureau j
and Commercial c't»1> i ’mediately
telegraphed emma - pr t "s to tlr
commission, a- d also a: a d the co- 1
operation of the Keno Chamber o ,
Commerce. The Californians claim
that the Nevada product- is effected i
with eel-worm and scab.
It is probable that the Commercial
club will at this time be asked to en- ,
dorse the proposed new highway i
from Yerington through Churchill |
canyon to connect with the Overland j
trail. This would afford a practically
level route, eliminating the Clifton,
Well, did you hear the news? The
Nevada University football kickers put
it all over the crack Utah University
eleven in Rerto last Saturday by a
score of 28 to 7. The Mormons put
up a good game, but the sage hens
were too tough for them.
SIMON MILL READY
The Simon Silver-Lead Mines
company will start its mill November
10. The power line has been com
pleted to Mina and construction is be
ing rushed on the last lap of 18 miles.
The mill ittsclf is finished aud ready
to turn over.
»BREEZY BUNCH BE
The entire valley was shocked to
hear of Mrs. Margaret Dickenson’s
death, at Sparks, Sunday morning,
caused by an attack of acute pneu
monia, while she was spending a
few days with her sister, Mrs. Klder.
Deceased- had been a resident of
tiiis valley for over thirty years and
was always active in church and char
-Mrs. Dickenson was nearly 7h years
of age. but bad been in good health up
to this recent illness.
The funeral was held from the
Methodist church. Tuesday afternoon,
the services being very largely attend
ed. The casket was showered with
floral offerings, attesting the high es
teem in which the deceased was held
by the people of this community.
'The grief stricken reatives have the
most profound sympathy of all of the
people of this valley in their great
Mrs. M. K. Toohey will entertain
the Smith Valley Woman's Civic
Club. Saturday. November Util. It is
hoped there will be a good attendance
as important business will come up.
Tile “High School is making pre
parations for their dance to he given
at Wellington. Monday. November
14th. With Tony's orchestra and a
chicken supper everyone is assured a
Mrs. I. II. Hardy is visiting for a
few days in Bridgeport.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Beaman
spent a few days in Carson last week.
W in. Dressier shipped fifteen ear
loads of lainhs in from I'.lko to be
fattened on the Plymouth ranch.
Several car loads of sugar beets
are being shipped daily from Hudson.
Air. H. Jesscn lias just purchased
twenty head of dairy cattle from
Mr. XV. L. Blackwell returned from
a weeks visit in Reno Saturday.
Mr. H. Jesscn motored to Mimlen
Sunday and returned with his daugh
ters, the Hisses Arlie and Benora Jes
sen and Mrs. Al. K. Toohy who had
been visiting for a week in Reno.
W. L. Blackwell. Roy Aic\ricar and
M. K. Toohy motored to Ycrington
All the shoots in the valley closed
on Tuesday, out of respect to the
Dickenson family. i
The Misses Grace McViear and Ag
nes Compston returned by auto from
Los Angeles last week.
ALL SHOULD INSPECT
TOPAZ LAKE WORK
Mr. John A. lleemer, chief of
Walker River Irrigation District, ill
charge at Topaz Bake, reports tlit
metal gates at the intake in place and
immediate completion <ii cementing in
shaft above gates out to surface tin1
next step on cementing program,
The floor of tile tunnel is cemented
throughout its entire leiight. 2'IWI feet,
and the sides and top within 250
feet of the east end.
He reports the water now in the
lake has already reached an elevation
of 1 1-2 inches above the floor of the
tumid and tile supply stream being
diverted from the river will measure
i•>(>!•( 5'I second feet.
Taxpayers and participants in future
certain benefits would do well to
now take this opportunity to visit
the works and inspect llic great
reservoir while it is in progress of
filling, as many interesting details of
tin great outlet will In hidden from
view after the water raise- a few feet
Visitors will also he latter able to
form a dear conception of the mag
nitude of this first unit ol the \\ atker
River Irigation District, and the j
really great volume of water, hereto-j
tore going to waste, by this Topaz'
lake now impounded and saved to
WHAT IS IT
“Whatnell is it?-’ says he.
“What's what?” says she.
“Why that darned Apocalypse,’'
says ht?. ♦
“That's a mountain in Japan,” says
, ‘T thought it was a great Egyptian
warrior." says he.
But if yo,u really want to know what
it is, go to the Granada Theatre next
Thursday or Friday night.
E. H. Whitacre made a business
trip to Carson Monday.
LAST RULE TURNED
FOR HARRY GIFFORD
Harry Gifford, publisher of the Car
son News, died in a Reno hospital last
Thursday afternoon after a surgical
operation. He was one of the best
known and most popular men in the
state and the announcement of his
death is received with deep regret by
by the pubic generally and the news
paper fraternity in particular. He was
a native of Carson City, aged 45 years.
ENDS LIFE’S JOURNEY
Margaret A Dickenson w.is horn in
White County, Illinois. January 25. |
J85.1. the eldest child of Alfred and '
Sarah M. Willis, and was called to
her heavenly home Sunday morning.
November 6. 1921.
Deceased came with her mother, j
sisters and brothers, to Mono county, j
California, in March. 1877. and soon
thereafter went to the Pine Grove,
Nevada, then an active mining camp,
and was employed in the home of
the late David Wilson.
While there she became acquainted :
with P>enjamin Dickenson and they
were united in marriage in June 1885. <
To them three children were borr j
viz.: Elisha A.. Arthur P>. and Laura
Elisha .succumbed to influenza. Nov.
11. 1918. after heroically caring for1
his neighbors, suffering from the same
\rimir ana i.„iui a remain iu mumo
the loss of a loving mother's com
Deceased, with her husband, resided
at Cambridge during the first six years
of their married life, where Mr. Dick
enson was superintendent of the ex
tensive holdings of the late J. E. |
In 1889 Mr. Dickenson bought the
old Wellington station and after pur
chased the Hobart ranch, which In
occupied until his death in 1897.
In 1904, deceased moved with her
three children to Palo Alto. California,
where they remained till 1910, when
they returned to their home in Smith
! Valley, where they have since resided.
On Monday. October .list, deceased
went with her daughter and was
visiting with her sister. Mrs. D. D.
Elder, in Sparks, while l.aura was j
attending the Teachers' Institute in I
She had been suffering from a slight ;
cold but did not think it serious. On j
Friday the physician was called, but;
he found no occasion l<»r alarm, j
W hen he came again on Saturday he *
found her condition serious from a
sudden development of acute pneumo
ilia. I here was no great sintering,
however, and. without a struggle, at
•P.fn a. in.. Sunday, the spirit of this
nohle, self-sacrificing woman, slipped
away from its tired tenement of clay,
to put on the robes of immortality.
Mrs. Dikenson was not only a loving
mother, hut a devoted sister, a loyal
friend and kind neighbor as well.
She was converted to the Christian life
while only a girl and took her member
ship in the Cumberland Presbyterian ]
church. at Union Ridge. Illinois.
Upon coming to Smith Valley she
joined the Methodist Episopal church
and has lived a beautiful, consistent, j
exemplary Christian life.
Beside her son ami daughter, 1
Arthur and Laura, she leaves three!
sisters: Mrs. D. 1). Elder, of Sparks: j
Mrs. E. P. Beaman, of Smith Valley:
Mrs. George W. Webster, of Yering-1
ton and one brortier. Rev. P. II. Willis, j
The fu/ieral was held from the!
Methodist church at 2 p. in. ycsler-1
day and was largely attended.
The Rev. John Telfer. the pastor.]
preached the burial service and paid
high and deserved tribute to the life ]
and character of this noble woman.
(,,hu E. Dylan, democrat, was re
elected Mayor of Xew York city yes
terday by tlie largest plurality ever
given a candidate for that office, lie
received 665.770 votes against 298,0X2
lor the Republican candidate, and
, 75.733 for the socialist. Dylan got
a majority of 291.955 over all.
Dave you noticed how bright
things are looking in the north end of
town? If you have not. come and
look at the C. O. D. garage, which
has been newly painted. The worl
■vas done by Rav Cortell.
Placer operations in Lida Valley
Xye county, are being carried on un
der new conditions. A steam shovel
is being used to handle the gravel.
LADIES WILL MARCH
ON ARMISTICE DAY
The Woman’s Club ot Yerington
held their regular meeting on Xovem
ber 5th at the high school building.
In the absence of tlwr president, Mrs
X. II. Van Alstine. Vice-President,
Roll- call was answered by incidents
of Frontier days.
It was decided that the Woman's
Club lake part in the parade on Armis
tice Day. and a committee of four
ladies was appointed to aet: on same
They are Mrs. Violet McLeod, Mrs.
J. I. Wilson, Mrs. F. O. Stickney and
Mrs. W. F. Powers.
Mrs. Van Alstine reported that
the Club books had been moved into
the harm Bureau rooms, and that Mr.
Tom Buckman would interview Mr.
Layman, of the University,. regarding
the question of allowing books to be
setii in from there.
.Mrs. Mabel Plummer spoke on her
recent visit to the. -Slate Federation
meeting at- Carson. She said shehad
thoroughly enjoyed the addresses by
Rev. Brewster Adams on War Condi
tions inl'.urope. and b<- \Mnrney Hugh
Brown, on the work ot the Bar \sso
.Mrs. Plummer was accorded tin
honor of being elected' Vice President
of tlie Nevada State Federation.
.Mrs. J. I. W ilson also spoke on the
Federation meeting. She said that
programs were too Jong, as same had
a tendency to induce mental indiges
tion. She also thought the method
of naming committees could be im
proved. Both ladies spoke of the
beautiful music heard there, and how
much it was enjoyed.
The club ladies were proud to
learn that Harry Davis, a former
Yerington hoy had donated $50 to the
Student Loan Fund.
.Mrs. Van Alstine then gave her very
interesting paper on the ‘T'sclessness
of the Will." Many valuable points
were brought out regarding wills, and
the making of them.
Airs. Violet McLeod, assisted by
Mrs. Sticknev and Mrs. Wilson,
served tea and cookies, after which
The program for the next meeting.
November 19th. is as follows. Roll
call to be answered by a verse from
favorite song. A musical number by
Mrs. Mae Kneimeyer. Hostesses for
the afternoon are Mrs. Frances Fried
hoflf and Mrs. George Plummer.
SIREN WILL SOUND
HOUR OF PRAYER
Plans of the Yerington Post of the
American Legion for the celebration
of Armistice day arc now complete.
The burial of the unknown American
soldier, the bod\ being picked from
among the thousands of graves in
France, will !ak< place at Arlington
Cemetery. Washington, and the whole
nation will pay tribute to the nameless
heroes who gave their lives in war. by
spending two minutes in silent prayer.
The time in Yerington will be front
o o'clock to d:()2, which corresponds
with noon, ICastcrn time. The time
of this ceremonial will In announced
by the sounding of the tire siren.
I n accordance with Prcident Hard
ing’s proclamation, \rntisticc Hay will
he observed as a memorial to
Americas "Unknown l.)cad." Lvon
County Post \meriean I egiott. and
its Womens' Auxiliary has arranged
for a parade, followed hv appropriate
exercises in the Granada Theater.
Parade will form at 1:3t: p. in., at
the Yerington Grammar School,
march north to I carl street, next to
Main, up Main to Bridge, then counter
march to the Granada Theater.
The Program i- as follows:
Solo. "That Wonderful Mother of
Mine." Mr, M. Bryant.
Invocation., Rev. J. A. Dixon.
Pagacnt, "The Ceremonial of the
the Flag," Mrs. J. Bernard. Civil war.
aish war and World war veterans.
This will he interspersed with songs
“Battle Hymn of the Republic.’’
“Tenting Tonight.' and “Star Spangl
Address. Colonel J. G. Scrugham.
Solo. "Christ in Flanders,” Mr. M.
Benediction, Rev. J. A. Dixon.
VV. H. Austin arrived in Yerington
Friday from Fernley.
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