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The Yerington Times
VOLUME LXII ' YERINGTON, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1921 .,» ** NUMBER 46 A NEWSY BUNCH OF ITEMS JOI SMITH • Miss Lenora Jessen, of Simpson, and Mr. Neil Anderson, ot' Gardner ville, surprised their many friends when they slipped quietly away to Bridgeport last Wednesday afternoon and were married, the ceremony be ing performed by Judge Barker. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Montrose, of Gardnerville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Jessen and is one of the most popular young ladies in our valley. She has been very active in all our social af fairs and is held in high esteem by a host of friends, not only in this local ity, but in Carson valley where she was born and resided before coming to this valley. The groom is an ex service man, and with his brother has been engaged in the motor truck busi ness between Minden and various points in Mono county for the past several years. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Anderson, of Gardner ville, and very highly esteemed by all who know him. The young couple will reside in Gardnerville. Their many friends in this valley extend most hearty congratulations. Mrs Gould Reading gave a birthday party Saturday evening. Cards were enjoyed until a late hour when de licious refreshments were served. Present were Mr. and Mrs. George McVicar, Bruce McVicar, lid. Read ing, Miss Belii, ^iss Marguerite Full ston, Mr. and Mrs. Gould Reading. Mr. Edward Clark, of Fallon was , the week end guest of his mother, Mrs. Zoe Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Roy McVicar's little son John has been quite ill. Mr. Tom Hamilton left Sunday for Los Angeles, where he will join his wife and they will spend the winter. „ Mr. and Mrs. Harry Elder have leased the Smith Valley Hotel, at Wellington, for a year. Smith.-Valley has shipped a good many car loads of potatoes for the past several weeks and is still ship ping. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gomez are re ceiving congratulations upon the arri l*' val of a baby boy in tiler home. The High School dance was a suc cess front every point of view. The proceeds netted about seventy-five dollars, which will go into the athletic fund. The patronage and donations were very much appreciated by the teachers and pupils. At the regular meeting of the Farm , Bureau, at Wellington flail, Friday night, the following delegates, W. Blackwell, J D. Yeager and Stanford Beaman, were elected to attend the meeting in Yeringtou in December, for the election of county delegates.. A social dance was enjoyed after the meeting. ^ The Smith Valley Womens' Civic Club will be entertained Saturday, November 26th by Mrs. Walter Gage. Rev. John Telfer will give a talk to the ladies on Prohibition. YERINGTON BOYS PM GAME Yerington high school's football team exceeded expectations Saturday in holding the strong Carson high team to a fourteen to nothing score. The game was bitterly contested throughout. The local boys played a strong defensive game and it was not until the end of the second quarter that Carson was able to score. Carson’s second score came in the last quarter on a fojrward pass from Malley to Hunting, who ran fifteen yards for a touchdown. Yerington » never seriously threatened the Carson goal line, but several times Mathews got aw'ay for long runs which w^ould have resulted in a score if given bet-, ter interference. A number of Carson rooters were on hand and Governor Boyle and oth ers from the state capital witnessed the game. Tom Buckman, of last year’s University of Nevada team ref ereed the game. Thanksgiving Day the local boys close their season in a game against the Carson Indians and are, on account of their showing Sat urday, hopeful of ending it with a victory. —— ——on Judson Smith. Orrie Dolben and Mrs. W. G. Warren returned from Carson Monday, where they have been visiting for the past few days. I SMITH EIBHEBS HIVE BUST MEETING Smith Valley farmers convened at Wellington Friday night for the regu lar monthly meeting of the farm bu reau and selected W. L. Blackwell. J. D. Yeager, and S. L. Beaman to be their representatives at the annual county meeting of the farm bureau which will be held December 13th. in Yerington. Miss Barker, district club leader, spoke regarding the work with the girls in Lyon county and County Agent Buckman talked on the cam paign for better live stock in the county, laying particular stress upon the importation of purc-bred hogs. A shipment of seventeen registered Poland China hogs will be made to Lyon county farmers next month in line with the campaign for better live stock and an effort to make Lyon county the Poland China center of the state? RED CROSS APPEALS FOR MORE MEMBERS One hundred and nenety-six Red Cross chapters in the Pacific Division of the American Red Cross have mar shaled their forces to conduct the Fifth Red Cross Roll Call which opened last Friday, Armistice Day, and closes Thanksgiving Day. Mem bership dues varying from SI to $100 are solicited from every adult citizen throughout the United States during the period of the Roll Call. These membership fees and other voluntary subscriptions constitute the resources of the American Red Cross from which support of local welfare programs is obtained. The American Red Cross stands pledged to fulfill to the utmost its obligation to the ex-service men of the World War. Every chapter in the country has records to show what that service has meant, not only to the men. but to the community itself. “This work can go on only if they themselves realize that the American Red Cross is only so big as they make it." said Division Manager Geo. Filmer, on the eve of the roll call. "The job to be done that is delegated to the American Red Cross is a job for the people that only the people themselves united under a common banner can perform. There is no plan for uniting our forward thinking citi zens in a common cause for human betterment that outstrips our Ameri can Red Cross, and with a confidence gained by past performances I fore see its continued success- a success that means to each Red Cross mem ber a realization of community plan for helping one another in a big Red Cross drive. “Chapter workers go before the public with the record ol what the Red Cross is doing now as the basis of their call for Red Cross member ships and contributions. In practical ly every town some community work is being conducted under the leader ship of the Red Cross that would have remained undone if the Red Cross spirit had not been i tuhlishcd. “Every community, rural or urban, feels the urge of the national organi zation for its gigantic ' disaster-re lief preparedness plan. I hi-. national organization is maintained through the network of chapters spread over the area of the United Stales. Memberships to be solicited in clude: Annual memberships, $1.00; contributing memberships, $5.00; and sustaining memberships. $11. All but fifty cents of each membership re mains in the local chapters to be used for community programs. DISTRICT COURT IN SESSION On a formal hearing had by the Court in Chambers, Tuesday, on a petition theretofore filed by George F. Willis, guardian of Hester Wise, asking for an order of this Court, authorizing him as such guardian to sell real estate belonging to said Hes ter Wise, ward. Judge Hart, after listening to full testimony of the guardian, setting forth the facts and circumstances making sale of the said estate both beneficial and neces | sary. and further confirmatory testi j tnony by W. G. Wise and I). T.. Wise, sons of said Hester Wise, and therefore intersted parties, in support of same, entered' an order of court, authorizing sale by guardian, as pray ed for in said petition. -ooo-— Many Ye. ’ ’gton members of the Masonic onU visited Reno Sunday 1 to assist in the initiation of 75 mem l hers oi that Judge in the riverside city. IGfe flrmfonta utatdu ifcisarje That season lias conic when, alike in pursuance of a devout y people’s time-honored custom and in grateful recognition of y favoring national fortunes, it is proper that the president should summon the Nation to a day of devotion, of thanks giving for blessings bestowed, and of prayer for guidance in modes of life that may deserve continuance of Divine favor. y Foremost among our blessings is tile return of peace, and the approach to normal ways again. 1 he year has brought us agaiii into relations of amity with all nations, after a long y period of struggle and turbulence. In thanksgiving, there- y fore, we may well unite in the hope that Providence will ! vouchsafe approval l<> the things we have done, the aims y which have guided us. the aspirations which have inspired y us. We shall be prospered as we deserve prosperity, seek- 1 mg not alone for the material' things, but for those of the ; spirit as well earnestly trying to help others'* Risking, before ; all else.-the privilege of service. y As we render thanks anew for the exaltation which came y to us we may fittingly petition that moderation and wisdom y shall be granted to rest upon all who are in authority . in the ; tasks they must discharge. Their hands will be steadied. y their purposes strengthened, in answer to our prayers. I Ours has been a favored Nation in the bounty which God ; has bestowed upon it. The great trial of humanity, though y indeed we bore our part as well as we were able, left us com- ; parativelv little scarrcd.lt is for us to recognize that we have y been thus favored, and when we gather at our altars to offer j up thanks we will do well to pledge, in humility and sincer- y ity, our purpose to prove deserving. y We have been raised up and preserved in national power y and consequence, as part of a^fTlan whose wisdom we cannot question. Thus believing we can do no less than hold our Nation the willing instrument of the Providence which has 1; so wonderfully favored us.. Opportunity for very; great ser- jj vice awaits us if we shall prove equal to it. Let our prayers y be raised for direction in the right paths. Under God, our > responsibilitv is great: to our own first, to all men afterward; y to all mankind in God’s own justice. y Now, therefore. 1. Warren G. Harding, president of the <; United States, hereby designate Thursday, the twenty- y fourth day of November, to he observed by the people as a y day of thanksgiving, devotion and prayer;, urging that at y their hearthsides and their altars they will give thanks for all that has been rendered unto them, and will pray for a con tinuance of the Divine fortune which has been showered so generously upon this Nation. y In witness whereot ! have In retinto set my hand and cans- y ed to be affixed the seal of the l nited States of America, y Done at the capital of the United Stales this thirty-first y y day of October, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred y y and twentv-one, and of the independence ol the 1 nited y y States the one hundred and forty-sixth. I; IIPT CM i(S S«F OUR MUET C. !,. Hayes. District Attorney of Mono county, spent a few days in Yerington this week attending to legal matters at the court house. Mr. Hayes has been a resident of the California county for many yars." li believes that Yerington is destined to become the metropolis of this section of Ne vada within a few years, and says that the progressive policy of the county commissioners in building new high ways and inantaining the old ones, is the most important feature of our de velopment. _ WEBSTER BUYS BEES AT LOVELOCK \. J. (Snooks i Webster left during the week for Lovelock, where he is heavily interested in the honey busi ness, having recently acquired some very promising stands ol bees. lie was accompanied by John Hailey, who will act as forman of the apiaries. Mr. Webster has taken a lease on 6C0 colonies of bees belonging to Senator Pitt, and he believes that he has the best honey producers in the state. Thomas Packman leaves today for i Reno, where he will spen i Thanks I giving. ( T ' ‘ a* - nf &» I -, I —:- —— .....~S^ ! Ift _ misgivings Young Turkey Gobbler, with highly arched head, Looked at his mates gathered ’round; “Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving,” he earnestly said, “And not one of us must be found; For I heard the farmer tell his wife That he would only kill three— And all the while he sharpened his knife He kept his eye on me.” . -Lesbia Bryant SPLENDID PROGRAM BY WOMAN’S CLUB! Tlie Yerington Woman's Club * held j their regular meeting at the Lyon County High School building on j November 19th. Roll call was an swered by verse from a favorite song. After the usual business, a musical program was given, which was in charge of .Mrs. Mae Kneimeyer. \ piano solo was given by Miss Helen Phipps, to which she graciously gave an encore, after miuch applause. The next number was a vocal solo by Mrs. Dukes and Mrs. Dixon, which was thoroughly appreciated, and also encored. Mrs. Mae. Knicmeycr and Mr. Durand rendered a piano and violin selection, which called forth much ap plause. Mrs. Wyatt then favored the ladies with two vocal solos in her usual charming manner, and Miss Anne Gordon rounded out the program with Rachmaninoff's Prelude Tea and fancy cakes were served and a social half hour enjoyed, after which club adjourned. The program for the next meeting, 'December 3rd. is as follows: Roll call, to be answered by Christ mas greetings. Arrangements and discussion for Community Christmas tree, and music. The cordial thanks of the club were given to Mrs. Kneimeyer, for having provided such an excellent program. WILL BOOST HIGHWAY At a meeting of the Commercial Club Committee last night Sunday December 4th was named as a special holiday on which an effort will be made to have a large delegation of Yerington people make the I trip 1 through Churchill canyon, via Wa buska and view the location of the proposed new road which is to con nect Yerington directly with the Overland trail, making quick all year route between southern Ne vada and Reno. On Monday, the proposals will be ni.idc to the county commissioners and it is hoped that actual work will he commenced on the highway with in the next month. —-—ooo YERINGTON will have A PUBLIC LIBRARY Committees from the Yerington Woman's Club and the Parent-Teach ers' Association are this week can vassing the city for donation of hooks for the library which is to be established at the farm hmeati office. Sixty books have been secured by Mrs. X. II. Van Alstine and other members of the committee have met with con siderable success. In order to further this undertaking the Woman's Club will give a carnival next spring and the City Council will he asked to refuse permission to any j (ravelin g carnival to come to this i place until after the library carnival. This action, it is believed, will be ! very b< ueficial. and will result in keeping hundreds of dollars in the j community. In order to make available more books for the library the D-S-M traveling library in the south end of i the valley have agreed to place their hooks in the farm bureau office i along with those of the Hook Club. I All those having any books bclong | ing to the D-S-M’ are requested to j bring them to the farm bureau office. J — - ——uuv -— MASON ITEMS —--* R. M. Kidder is in Carson this week serving on the Federal jury. The Mason Ladies Aid Society will ; give their annual sale of work in the | church Saturday afternoon. Movcmber | 26th. at ^ p. in. There will be a good j supply of fancy articles, also cooked i foods. I’. II. Cook was in Carson City dur ! ing the week, attending to the ore rating inquiry case. All our local sportsmen were out quail hunting last week and most of them secured the limit. Mr. S. H. Lever motored to Reno last Friday to attend the * Shriners' banquet. The town library has been re-open | ed for the season. Gifts of books will I be much appreciated by Mrs. O. H. ■ Bott. Hon. librarian. H. J. Boeckmati left for Reno | Monday for a few days business | visit. j Mr. and Mrs. K. VV. Lehman of ; Ludwig, were in town Saturday. Messrs A. Furarro and J. Hirsh were business visitors to Mason on Saturday. OF GREAT VALUE ' SAYS STATE ENGINEER The State Knginecr calls attention to the fact that the first unit of the Walker River irrigation District reservoir is nearing completion. This reservoir will ultimately store more than eighty thousand acre feet of wa ter and will be of incalculable value in promoting similar enterprises in other parts of the state. This splen did enterprise has been initiated and constructed by the ranchers owning lands witch are to he irrigated from the Walker River stream system. The Hoard of Directors, consisting of Messrs J. 1. Wilson, president, Frank Stickney. Jav H. Clemons, F. M. Ful stone. and S. !,. N'etherton. with Harry Dukes as secretary and J. A. Beemer, as Chief Knginecr. have supervised, financed and arc sticcssfully carrying out the work in the face of the many difficulties incident to a new jiroject. Their painstaking and unflagging de votion to interests of their community are worthy of special comment as an example which will mean much for the prosperity of the state if emulated in other districts. The water rights on the Walker River were adjudicated by court de cree dated March 25th. 1919, under the terms of which the State Engineer is made water commissioner of the dis trict. Following the policy of making the irrigation districts as nearly auton omous as possible, the State Engineer will at an early date, join with the dis trict authorities in requesting the Court to name a water commissioner to distribute the Walker River waters, which commissioner is to be nomin ated by the district. Under the law, the water stored in the reservoirs is proprly under the control of the dis trict directors. In order to eliminate all unneces sary costs, the State Engineer believes that the commissioner named by the district directors should distribute both the stored and stream flow waters, otherwise there will be an unneces* sary duplication of work and a corres ponding burden of expense laid on the water users. This improved arrange ment will prolvably be made effective in time for next year's irrigation sea son and it is believed that the distri bution costs can thereby be reduced to an absolute minimum consistent with good service. STILL TAKEN AT PINE NUT Tuesday Sheriff Nielsen gained in formation that a stih was being op erated in tile Pine Nut bills attd af ter securing the co-opeartiou of Pro i hihitiou Enforcement Officers Nash jaiul Brown, of Reno, secured a search warrant and went to the property of i the Pine Nut Power and Development Company. better known as the "Preacher's .Mine." eight miles south east of Gandnerville, where they ar rested "Babe" Butler and Ered Mc I Gratli. whom the officers found op ! crating a still, having in their pos o,sion more, than five gallons of corn whiskej. The defendants were given a hear ing in the Justice Court Wednesday morning on a warrant charging them with having in their possession intoxi cating liquor in violation of the state prohibition law. The defendants waived time and also announced to the court they did not require the services of an attorney. After hearing the evidence of the officers, the defendants were hound over for trial. Sheriffff Nielsen testified that when he arrived at the mine and raided the moonshine joint, a still, several bar rels of corn mash in the state of fer mentation. as well as a five-gallon keg of whiskey were found in pos session of McGrath and Butler. The still was hot when the officers ar rived. giving evidence of recent op eration. During the past summer McGrath drove a motor truck between Miniden and Toj&z for the Antelope Valley Cattle Company of Topaz, and Butler was employed for some time by the same company. Under the state prohibition law no | provision is contained therein that ; makes it unlawful to operate a still. I and it is understood that the federal ; government, through the prohibition j officers, will push the charge against the defendants. While it is not likely that this is the only still in operation within the confines of Douglas county, it is the first one that ha* been raided by tile officers.