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The Yerington Times VOLUME LXII YERINGTON, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1921 NUMBER 45 PROGRESS IS RAPID ON WEST SIDE CANAL The West Side Canal Company is making wonderful progress in the con struction of the canal between Wilson Canyon and Nordykc. With expert handling the big steam shovel is gouging out 6C0 feet of ditch each day, and nearly three milts or over half the. distance to Nordykc has been finished. The canal will pass west of the Ycrington depot and through a por tion of the Gelder property. It is ex pected that it will be finished as far as the MasonPass road in S months, J and so water will be available for use next spring. Ten thousand acres of the best land of the valley will be under the ditch, and farming conditions in this particular tract are said to be ideal. The ground is all included within the Walker River Irrigation District. This is the first big progressive movement to be taken as a result of the near completion of the storage reservoir. -oo INGRAM (SKS DATA FROM EMPLOYERS I While the unemployed situation is; not so acute in Nevada as in other j states, Frank W. Ingram, Commis- i sioner of Latror, is sending out 6.00' ouestionaires to known and supposed employers of labor, with a view of getting this data which will clearly j show the present condition, as well as • the tendencies to be considered. The practice has been an annual ■ one for some years, but this year it is especially important, and Mr. Ingram; requests that those receiving the ques tions make a spcical effort to assist in the work by promptly answering the inquiries presented on the blank. If a representative set of replies can; 'be bad, it will be possible not only to ..make an accurate statement of the, " labor supply and demand, but also thi tendency of wages and to forecast con-> tfitious for the coming season. All of the reliable clata on costs or living, wage tendencies, labor demand and labor supply, which is furnished j by the Federal Government Depart ments, is derived from answers to j similar questions as well as from per- | sonal investigations by agents whose | salary the Government is aide to pay i The State Department of Labor is endeavoring to perform a similar use ! ful service, brt is greatly handicapped ] by lack of funds. .If those receiving the questions, whether they be em ployers or not, will take five minutes to reply the work will be greatly fa cilitated, and the net result will be of distinct benefit to the employers as well as to employes. The information received cannot be given out, under penalty of law, ex- i cept in the form of generalized av erages, so no one need fear that anj | private information will be betrayed, j PRETTY SURPRISE PARTY AT THE RINK HALL ‘ •* y A most enjoyable time was had at the shov^er in the Rink hall Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs.; 'Harold Vonderheide. The bride, form erly Miss Thelma Johnson, had been informed that day a regular dance was to be given that evening, instead of the shower. When Mrs. Vonderheide ar rived, accompanied by her parents, Mr. ! and Mrs. A. Johnson, she was greeted j by complete silence. She looked ati the crowd until she saw a familiar fig- j ure, whose back was turned to her. On j retreating to a corner she was followed by the figure, who was none other than the unexpected Mr. Vodcrheide. He had been unable to acocmpany his wife on her trip from Carson, but through the united efforts of the sponsors of the party Mr. Vonderheide had made a special trip to Yerington. Then en sued games and dancing to music by Slick Bryant, Miss Gordon and Mr. Peterson. Vocal solos were rendered by the very capable Mr. Bryant. Later a table was moved to ti e center of the hall and the guests enjoyed watching the bride and groom open their beautiful gifts. After enjoying more dances there was a grand rush for the supper table where all were served whth cake, coffee and sand wiches. This concluded a delightful evening. J MILLER HUNTS pit NOW,» UIER Senator Joint H. Miller, candidate for republican nomination for Governor and one of the most prominent figures in mining and business enterprises in the state, is among the many visitors who arc in Yeringtou for the open ing of the quail season. Mr. Miller is very optimistic con cerning the political outlook. He states that he will make a clean, hard fight for the nomination and believes that Nevada will be republican next year, notwithstanding the tremendous comeback staged by-the democrats in the various elections during the past few weeks. Mr. Miller looks for a revival of the mining industry sooner than the av erage man, and particularly the copper mining. The outlook in Mineral county, where Mr. Miller is heavily interested, is very hopeful. The pow er line is about completed, making possible the active development of the great Simon mine and the reopeninr of the Candelaria district, where suffi cient ore is in sight to keep a large reduction plant now under construc tion, in continuous operations for 20 years. The Luckyboy tunnel is being repaired and put in shape for cross cutting operations in search of nev, orebodies In the northern end of Mineral county, adjoining Lyon coun ty, is one of the most highly mineral ized and least prospected sections in Nevada, according to the senator. A large section or tins territory was inaccessible to anything but a burro train prior to the advent of the Walker Lake highway. Since that time it has attracted the attention of mining men and one company, the White Leghorn, has already opened up a promising property, while others are preparing to begin operations. The famous Northern Light mine, owned by D. W. McKenzie, of Yer ington, is located in this section. In addition to his business and j mining activities. Senator Miller is I known as one of the mostenthusias- J tic and successful sportsmen in the j state. He expects to spend a few days days hunting here before his return to his home in Hawthorne. RENO MSli FOR YEMTOH H.S. * - I Saturday the Yerington high school! football team played their second j game of the season in Rem* with the j Reno High school. Although out-! matched in weight, size and experience,; fighting a losing game from the first “kick-off” the Yerington boys display ed courage and nerve against over whelntig odds seldom seen in high school teams. The speed with which they adapted | themselves to each new situation, the fact that worn out by strenuous fight ing they played a better game the last quarter against Reno’s first team fresh from a quarter’s rest give's much promise of a future football team that will more than even old scores. Although every boy on the team dis played courage, nerve and head work, to Reynold Penrose belongs the glory of grasping the situation of picking up a fumbled pass to make a touchdown, and carrying the pigskin across the line to safety. Some of the brawny Reno players will long remember the ninety-pound tackle of the plucky little ninety pound quarter-back, Whitacre. Who makes every ounce of his 90 pounds j count. j A safety netted the Y. H. S. two points, leaving the final score 97 to 8. The Yerington team has made the highest score against Reno so far this year. The boys making the trip were: Ver non Leavitt. Vernon Penrose. John Lu cas. Roy Whitacre, Vernal Tippets, Reynold Penrose, Johnston Powers, Virgil Bernard, Granville Leavitt, Keith McDonald, Gilbert Mathews, Paul Carney, Sidney McCulla, Artie Reymers and Jim Perry. MARRIED IN RENO While in Reno Saturday with the foot-hall team. Dr. G. K. Leavitt at tended the weeding of his cousin, Miss Dora Bangs and Mrs. Milo Davidovich, of Tonopah. Miss Bangs has been, for the past four years, the matron of the Mine Operators’ Hos pital in Tonopah. Her husband is an assayer in the mining camp. 1 Club Favors Road in Churchill Canyon — ! At a meeting of the Yerington Com | mcrcial Club last Friday evening, | about 70 members were present, a large proportion of whom were farm ers who came to make protest against the threatened quarantine on Nevada potatoes. The California authorities had declared against the enforcement of the quarantine during the present year, but a determined effort will be made to prevent the shipment of cel worm potatoes next season. Chair man Friedhoff urged all potato grow ers to see that no inferior product be shipped from the valley this year. The club adopted a resulution favor ing the construction of a road north from VVabuska through Churchill Can yon to the Overland trail. This road will do away with the necessity of maintaining two parallel rountes, will eliminate the steep Clifton grade, with its heavy annual upkeep costs and should prove of immense benefit to this entire section. Messrs Kelly. Snyder and Coddington were placed on a committee to present the matter ! to the County Commissioners. Salty Snyder, as a member of the j committee, has already made an auto trip over part of the proposed route, and is enthusiastic over the possibili ties. He drove his car for a good part of the distance and believes that it would be possible to drive tile en tire distance if the river could be crossed. His investigations have prov en that the cost will be very nominal. NOVEMBER 21- 26 LIBRARY WEEK IN YERINGTON Yerington will be canvassed next week by committees representing the Womens’ Club and the Parent-Tea chers’ Association for the purpose of securing more books for the library which is co-operatively established for use of the public by tin* Womens’ Clt/b and the Farm Bureau Directors, in the Farm Bureau office. Some 60 volumes, belonging to the old Book Club have been moved into the office, and it is hoped a good many more will be secured next week. The town will be divided into quarters and the following committees will conduct the canvass: representing the Womens’ Club: Mrs. X. 11. Van Alstine, Mrs. Jack Wright, Mrs. Geo. Whorton Mrs. Will Powers: 1 he Pa rent-Teachers' Association. Mrs. C. M. Coddingtoti. Mrs. J. Winters, Mrs. F. Rawson and Mrs. George Martin. Two* members of the committee will he assigned to each quarter. It is hoped that this attempt, in a small way. to start a library in Yer ington. will meet with the approval of the public and that it will lead ultimately to the establishment of 'a well equipped county library, without which no American city, or community is complete. BRIDGE CLUB MEETS On Saturday, November 12th, the Bridge Club held their regular meeting at the home of Professor Hill on Nevada street. Miss Ella Swanson was a charming hostess and the game was enjoyed until the hour of five, when the hostess served delicious re freshments. At the close of the afternoon. Mrs. Xesbit was found to have high score ! and Miss Queen low score, and very I pretty and useful prizes were awarded ! these two ladies. ! Those present were Mesdames Paul son, Van Alstinc, Whorton. Xesbit, 1 Sonne and Hill and Misses Queen I Fox and Swanson. Mrs. Whorton's mother, Mrs. key- j | scr. of Carson City, also honored the. ladies with her presence. HELD FOR PASSING WORTHLESS CHECKS Dwight kicker, of Yerington. was arrested by Patrolman Dean today on a warrant charging him with passing worthless cheeks. According to Chief of Police Kirkley, half a dozen com- ! i iioijs iinu.1 uj >]>hiu uaoq oahij stuiepl i with Ricker's operations.—Reno Ga-! I z.ette. ^ Y. H. S. PEN POINTS ,* Edited by the Students The basket ball schedule for this year was made by Mr. Ilill at the in stitute. The boys will start in the basket Tpll practice as soon as foot ball is over and their first game here will be with Gardnerville on the lbth of December. The girls are practic ing most every night and expect to play Tonopah, in Tonopah, on the 10th of December. Friday, November ‘11th. American Armistice Day was a legal holiday and celebrated by each organization. The high school, grammar school. Womens’ Auxiliary, Woman’s Club, Pythian Sisters, Woodcraft and the American Legion was represented by a float in the parade. It was one of the “nifiest” parades ever seen in Yer ington. After the parade a program was given at the Granada Theater, where the high school and grammar school sang patriotic songs. Mr. Bryant, of Brideport, sang solos and various ones made speeches. After the program the Catholic ladies served supper. Next Thursday evening the Fresh men girls of the Y. H. S. will meet the grammar school girls in a basket ball game at the Rink TTr.11. The Frosli line-up will be as follows: Elnora Buchanan and Charotte Penrose, for wards, Mabel Martin and Grace Burns, centers, Ruth Leverielif sopho more,) and Gertrude Ankers, (Junior) guards. As yet the grammar school line-up is not known but we are sure the Erosh will gain an easy victory. Monday night while practicing tack ling Granville Leavitt cracked his shoulder bone. This is a very hard blow to the Yerington team as Gran ville played, a fast and very good game against Reno. The will bring the team down to 14 men for tin next two games. Next Saturday Yerington will meet tile Carson football team on Gelder Field? Carson lias a very last team, but the Yerington boys are going to give them a very hard fought battle. The Yerington boys are playing much better game now than they did at the beginning of the season, so Carson, coming confident of victory F liable to find the tables turned. Plans are beng made for the Mala chite already. We hope to have a better annual this year than we had Inst. So say the staff: Eililor-in Chief Doris Campbell. Cecilia Carney. Asso eiate liditor, Roy Whitacre. Business manager, Artie Reymers. Assistant Business Manager. The remainder of the staff have not been definitely , chosen hut as soon as it is, which we hope will bo this week', there will be a meeting to discuss future plans. We are determined to have a better book in every way this year. Saturday, November 12th Vernigton | football team played one oi the hard est games of the season, in Reno, on j Mack ay field against one of the largest schools and best team of the state. The game started last Saturday with Reno receiving the ball. Paul Carney kicked the hall and a Reno player caught it and ran about 80 yards to a touchdown. The second kilk off Yer ington rereived the ball and brought it back to the forty yard liner. The first two downs they didn’t cover any ground and on the third down they still had ten to go. On the fourth down Reymers punted and they gained about fifteen yards. On Reno’s first down they put an end play through our men and made another touch down. All through the first half Reno put end plays around our line and at the end of the first half the score stood 62 toO. At the begining of the second half Reno put in their second team and Yerington held them down to a closer score than in the first half. When Yer-! ington made their first two points they hail the ball and were on their fourth down and Reymers punted the ball. > went down their goal and behind the line and Tippets caught the man be-' hind the line making two points for Yerington. W hen the fourth tjuarter j opened Reno receive^ the batl and on their first downs they didn't make their yardage and lost the ball. N er ington gained ground from then on but lost the ball in a fumble and on their first down tried a forward pass. Their man fumbled the ball and Pen rose caught it and ran fifty yards to a touch down. Alter this Reno nev er made another point and when the whistle blew the score stood 67 to 8. Although the score ran up so high for Reno. Yerington scored more than *uiy other team that played ' against Reno. I I ( ('outributed i L’>v honoring the unknown Dead on \nnistice Day. Yerington honored itself. Nearly, is not every, interest in Mason Valley was represented in j that parade. The school and frater nal orders did themselves proud, and of course the auxiliary and the post were in fine fettle . the marshal of the parade was oil the job and looked the part. 1 heard a great many 1 people say "We never had a better parade in ' erington."’ The praade was headed by Joe Gallagher, on a snow white charger, followed by the Yerington hand. Next came the Mayor and veterans of the civil and Indian wars—J. A. Williams. Thomas Hall and Ben Fisher: Spanish \v:ir veterans—Harry Dukes. Dr. G. A. Knox and C. M. Wilcox. The Legion float bearing a legend, "Lest we Forget III Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow." A detail from the American Legion in uniform, the Yerington High school float, Columbia, and the students rep resenting the several stat.s of the Union. The Mason float, representing the Allied Nations. Yerington Gram mar school, the Meissner school, Re bekahs, Pythian Sisters, /\\ oodmen o( the World and the Woman’s Club each had attractive turnouts which helped make the day a success. The accompanying hand music lent the finishing touches and attract iveness to the parade. I he exercises in me i.raqaua Theatre opened with a si lection by the hand. ] )r. Dixon ol. rrd the in vocation, after which Captain Lea vitt gave tin- audience some very snappy snap shots of Armi.-ticc Day doings in Washington and some ex cerpts form speeches made there, and received over the Xeweomh. wireless. The Pageant. "The Ceremonial of the Flag." Veterans of all Wars ' by Mrs. J. X. Bernard and her ai 's. Misses Moore and Borge. was something to he remembered long, the story of how Old ('.lory acquired its name was soul stirring for every patriot. While this pageant was being por trayed. tlie interspersed ttiusi was well rendered. The Grammar school sang "The Battle llymii of the Republic." directed by Mrs. Fraser. 'lie High school, under Miss Smythc's direction sang “The Star Spangled Banner" and a miartct, composed of Dr. Leavitt Mr. Dues. Mr. Johns and Mr. Bryant sang “Tenting on tile Old Camp Ground," with pleasing el ■ ct. Mr. Bryant sang two solos, "Dear Little Boy O' Mini " and Mammy O' Mine.” Both times he sang lie was c lied back for an encore. Mr. Bryart Dugs well and the people know it. The speaker of the day. Colonel J. G. Scrugbant. gave 11 a brief, pointed sparkling and trut h ppreciat cd address on. "World V\ id. Benevo lent Co-operation. The audience sang America with a vim; Mr. Bryant sounded " laps’’ and Armistice Day exercises I ccatne a pltasural.de history. Many and hearty thanks are due those who made the plans for the day and successfully worked them. - -nnti-— WHO GAME AND INI 10 AND JON MASON Mrs. A. Cruickshank, a former well known resident of this town is visit ing with Mr. and Mrs. AY. \. Day. Mr. Garth Patterson retun 1 to Fal lon Sunday, after spending the week with his unde L. C. De Armond. A. G. Harlow, of Reno, was a business visitor durig the week. ' At the Armistice Da\ parade at Yeriugton, the Mason school put in ; float prettily decorated in the National colors, representing the five allies: "America." Verl Talboe: "France." I. Cook: "Kngland." Sophie Hansen:) "Italy." Flva Rector: and " Helgium." j Flenorc Kccma and the Army. Truman | Hall: Navy. Clarence Carroll: Salva tion army. Heth Scott: Red Cr is, nurse l.eola Kidder. The float was driven by l.'nde Sam (Mr. Hall) with Merle Rector a, his guard. Messrs John Conway and John Sturgeon left for Reno Monday on a business trip. Dave Durr went to Renn Monday with other candidates from the valley to join the Shriners. Ilis feet will he somewhat tender on hi, return. Miss Ada Kandcpiist. of Woodland California, returned to her home 01 Wednesday, after spending several days a< the guest of Mr. and Mrs. If. 1,. Kidd. TO FINISH RESERVOIR AT TOPAZ IN M DAYS \\ ntrr was turned into the Topaz reservoir from the West Walker River on the 27th of October. At that time tiie volume of water going into the lake measured about 40 feet per sec ond. this Jiavitig steadily increased un til .at the present time. 70 feet per second is being stored. The lake level has now reached a height of seven inches above the sills of the out let tunnel. In the tunnel the concrete work is being rushed to completion, with less than two hundred feet out of the total length of 2100 feet unfinished. The weir at tile intake canal lias been completed, and a cofferdam is now ill process of construction at this point. The whole project should he ready for the approval of the Directors of the district, within the next 30 days, the greater part of the work remaining to he done consisting of the excava tion of the outlet canal, which when completed will he two miles in length. This work is being done hv the Colck dragline. ft NEWSY BUNCH OF ITEMS FROM SMITH .Mrs. Charles Day will leave in a few days for San Francisco, where she will he joined hy her daughter, - v 1 fa. who is in school at San Rafael. They will go I > Santa Rosa for I'lianksgiving to spend it with Mrs. Day's mother. Mrs. K. J. brown. Mr. lien Cardinal, of Minden. was a business visitor in the valley Monday. Mrs Myrtle Hubbard, of YYinno micca. !’resident of the Rebecca As sembly for N'evada. made her official visit here Friday evening. After the meeting delicious "eats" were en joyed. .1. D. Yeager recently purchased _’,()()(> sheep to fatten on his ranch. Mrs. Frank A rent/, spent several la vs in VcritiRiou this week. Mr. C.eorge Sanford and Mr. Cloff. of Carson, came out Mo nday to he here for the opening of the (piail sea on. A bazaar and cafateria supper will be given December Jnd at Wellington Hall, for the benefit ot flic M. 1C clinreb. I'll ladies are working hard to make this a great success.. \ fine child;cits' entertainment will he given. Then- will be a meeting ot the Farm bureau Friday night, the 18th at Well ington Hall. Professor I I'll, of Yer ingtou will give a talk on pig club work. This will he interesting to our boys and girls who are interested in raise pure bred pigs. There will be an lection of delegates to the annual County meeting as well as other mat ters of interest to the* community. Dancing and refreshments after the meeting. Mr. Chas. Day spent several nays last week at Mimlen. shipping out a lot of lambs that lie has been feeding n Carson Valley. Mr. l,ouis Saroni is hire from San Francisco to attend the directors' meeting of the Saroni Canal Company Tuesday evening. Mr. Louis Saroni sold 400 acres of land last week to California people. Mesdamcs F.d. Wedertz. Charlie i lines. Ott Jones and Miss Lenora lessen motored to Ytrington Saturday and attended Rebecca lodge in the ■ veiling. Mrs. F. I’. Beaman and Charlie Bea man spent Sunday in \ erington, the guests of Mrs. Gertrude Webster. Mr. F'rank Simpson, of Reno was a guest at the W. I.. Blackwell ranch Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Snyder spent ■Sunday in Gardnerville and Dayton. COMEDY CLUB AT THE PERRY SCHOOL The young society of the Perry school district have organized the Mason Valley Comedy Club, with the following officers: F.ffie Diebler. president: l,ee 1 Yrr.\_ vice-president: Sam Kafonry. secretary. i'heir iirst production will be given at the Perry school house Saturday night, and the public is invited to attend. R a el I:'.. Lothrop was a visitor to American Flat last Sundav. lie re port:- that a progressive little city is coming into being at that place.