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By VIRGINIA VALE THIS is news that a lot of people have been wait ing for— Lanny Ross returns to radio April 1. He’ll be heard from 7:00 to 7:15 E.S.T. every week night over CBS, with Evelyn Knight and the Chittison trio. He’s out of the army after 27 months overseas, during which time he was assigned to MacArthur’s headquarters—has four battle stars, the Legion of Merit and the Philippines Libera tion ribbon. First thing we know LANNY ROSS he’ll probably be making pictures again; "Stage Door Canteen” is his last one. A star athlete at Yale, Lanny put himself through law school by singing on the radio, then decided he’d rather be a singer than a lawyer after all. * Will George Sanders sprinkle his hair with water and wear curls in "Bel Ami” or won’t he? He says he won’t; he’ll play one of those awfully virile he-men, and he thinks curls would look sissy. Director Albert Lewis thinks curls would be historically correct, and he’s an ex college prof and should know. What ever happens, Sanders will have a sweeping mustache; he won that argument. * Virginia Keilly, a British film ac tress who’s just arrived in Holly wood to work for RKO, gave up her place on a fast ship to a G. I. bride and crossed on a boat that took 14 days—during which she found a j stowaway, darned the crew’s socks, | painted the captain’s quarters and j weathered a storm without getting j sick. You’ll see her soon in “Car nival,” a British film. They were playing “If” in Holly wood, guessing what famous histori cal characters would be doing if they were in Hollywood today. Grade Allen won; she said Shake speare would probably be under contract to Warner Bros., writing melodramas for Humphrey Bogart, the Borgia family would most likely be in charge of the studio commis saries, while Cleopatra would be giving Lamour a run for her money in the sarong field. An unusual feature of the new office building which Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are erecting in Hollywood is a television test stu dio. The stars of that Thursday night airshow are looking way ahead, polishing up their video rou tines for the future. Somewhere there’s a colt that’s | going to be one of the screen’s big name horses. James Warren, RKO’s western star, soon to be seen in “Sunset Pass,” is on a trip through Arizona, Texas and Wyo ming, looking for a colt with dis tinctive markings, to be featured with him in the studio’s next Zane [ Grey western. The colt will have j film training at a ranch, and be j groomed for stardom. * Mrs. Lillian Fontaine, mother of Joan and of Olivia de Havilland, is going to play a mother again. She was Jane Wyman’s mother in “The Lost Weekend,” then worked in “The Imperfect Lady,” now she’s been cast as Paulette God dard’s mother in “Suddenly It’s Spring.” ■ —* — If Paramount’s “The Emperor Waltz” lives up to expectations it should be one of the year’s best pictures. Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine will co-star in this Tech nicolor musical, and the com- | pany will go all out in providing | beautiful settings and lovely mu sic. “Her most glamorous to date” is what the studio says of Joan’s role, promising costumes that will make her look her loveliest. —* — ODDS AND ENDS—Metro ha* signed Tony Martin to a long term contract fob lowing completion of his role in “Till the Cloud* Roll By,” the life story of Jerome Kem. . . . Alfred Hithcock has lost 90 pounds on his lean meat diet. . . . Metro’s offered Ed Wynn a contract to co-star with hi* son, Keenan Wynn. ... The first radio assignment of Rees* Taylor, currently fea tured in “Young Dr. Malone," was playing the lead in a sketch called “The Life of Clark Cobh". . . . Martha Vickers has to move from her North Hollywood house; . wants to find a home for herself, her fa ther, mother, brother and tie kittens. By EDWARD EMERINE WNU Features. TOSS a silver dollar on the bar. If it's genuine, it has a clear tone. If it’s counterfeit, it echoes only a dull thud. If a dollar doesn’t ring true, any Nevadan can detect it at once. Hypocrisy has no place in Nevada, a state where there is plenty of room for almost anything. More than a hundred thousand square miles of brilliantly colored terrain rise in chain after chain of moun tains, with snow-capped pinnacles 13,000 feet above the level of the sea. But everything and everybody in Nevada must ring as true as a silver dollar—or be quickly detect ed and properly appraised. Nevada is a big, free, unspoiled land where values are fundamental. Nevada believes in a forthright approach to divorce, gambling and drinking. Human nature is human nature, and is seldom changed by passing a law. But there can be law and order—and there is in Ne vada—without deprivation of per sonal rights or attempt to legislate morality. Better to have license and con trol than bootlegging and illegal gambling, says Nevada. The de tails of a partnership dissolution concern only the persons involved. But tolerance of human foibles and mistakes is one thing; flouting of laws or obligations is another. Ne vada takes its government serious ly and tolerates no dishonesty, crime or hypocrisy. That’s the way it is in Nevada—and Nevadans like it. Ranchers and Miners. And besides, Nevadans are more interested in prospecting, mining and ranching than they are in reg ulating the lives and habits of oth ers. They love ranching and herds of sheep and cattle. Town folk and ranchers alike hunt for promising rocks that show a trace of gold, or silver, other valuable mineral. They like broad highways that take them to lakes and mountains and pleasant valleys. Eating at counters and rubbing elbows with each other, and visitors, is one of their friendly habits. The “club,” a social center not unlike the continental cafe, is a community institution. Those who drive rapidly through Nevada, or stop only in its clubs to | drink and try their gambling luck, J will never know the state. Nevada’s j mountains have produced nearly two billion dollars of mineral wealth, chiefly in gold, silver and copper. Other important minerals are lead, zinc, quicksilver, tungsten, sulphur, graphite, borax, gypsum and build ing stone. No one can estimate its untouched, undiscovered and unde veloped wealth. “But Nevada is a desert!” A desert? A most productive one, then, yielding wool, cattle, sheep, horses, hogs and poultry. The live stock industry is a big one in Ne vada. The state’s agriculture is varied, and as irrigation advances even more diversification is seen. Wheat, barley, hay, potatoes and IHi > '■•>" in p -• m ' Imp ii JEEP ON LAKE MEAD . . . Most of the shoreline of Lake Mead, back of Boulder dam, is in Nevada. Shown in the amphibious jeep are Lloyd Payne, Clark county clerk; J. D. Porter, Las Vegas, and Peggy Neville, Salt Lake City. many other crops are naturals. Wa ter for irrigation comes from snow fed mountain streams, from arte sian wells, and from dug wells with pumps to raise it to the surface. Growing in Wealth, Population. As Nevadans continue the devel opment of the natural resources, their state forges ahead. The least populous of all the states, it contrib uted vitally to victory during the war just ended. Thousands of sol diers, ground troops and air forces were trained on its soil and in its air. Mines and mills operated at NEVADA’S ARTESIAN WELLS | , The artesian well, shown at the right, is located near Gerlach. Such HMjHn wells are being used to provide ’ water for irrigation and livestock. 'wgK j This particular one, however, is a Bfiff 4KwB9L J part of a frog farm. More and .. .. more wells are being drilled and jHH HttMMR' a dug in Nevada for irrigation and I other purposes. gUBBPILr - * '"if'MHiililw % Most of the irrigation water, however, comes from mountain fedjjy heavy snows far gjj V • MIDLAND JOURNAL. RISING SUN. MD. ! Ljf \Sr\ >C tlfm K' c v \^j \. TV NO PM * \ MBl’n J|H VAIL M. PITTMAN Governor of Nevada Former lumberman, rancher and banker, Governor Pittman is now publisher of the Ely Daily Times as well as the state’s chief executive. He has also served as state senator and lieutenant governor of Nevada. capacity to aid the war effort. Thou sands of people came to the state to swell its 1940 population of 110,247. “We in Nevada are individual ists,” Gov. Vail Pittman told the Nevada State Cattle association at Elko last fall. "We enjoy the thrill and satisfaction, as well as the profits, which our work brings us.” The democracy and hospitality of the Old West still live in Nevada. The state’s richest citizen and the lowliest cowpuncher, miner or sheepherder sit down together. Movie stars and the nation’s wealth iest who visit the state soon learn that they are not judged by their wealth or their fame. Nevada has its own standard. A gilded dollar is worth no more than any other; it’s the metal inside that makes it ring true. In 1775, before the Revolutionary war, Franciscan friars crossed Ne vada on their way to California. Fifty years later, Peter Ogden of the Hudson Bay company discov ered the Humboldt or Ogden river. X PAH 0_ \ 2* y StfS-' 1 ; \ r : x* 30ns s- NTfA * Jedediah Smith passed through the region in 1826, and John C. Fremont traversed it with an exploring party a few years later. Colonized by Mormons. Brigham Young, the' Mormon leader, who settled the Salt Lake basin, concluded that what is now Nevada was a part of his domain. In March, 1849, he announced the organization of the State of Deseret, which included Nevada. In that same year, N. Ambrose, Nevada’s first farmer, settled near what is now Genoa. Colonization by the Mormons continued until 1857, wheit Young recalled them to Salt Lake City in order to mass his forces in the conflict with the federal gov ernment. Until the discovery of the famous Comstock lode in 1859, there were only about 1,000 inhabitants in Ne vada, chiefly Mormons and Califor nia gold seekers who had tarrie4 along the way. But silver and gold brought a stampede of fortune hunt ers from all over the nation. The population of Virginia City spurted from a handful of men to 30,000. Bonanzas were struck and devel oped, and men became wealthy be yound their dreams overnight. For many years the Comstock lode was the richest silver mining center in the world, and from it has come ap proximately one billion dollars in gold and silver! Soon Nevada became a territory, and on October 31, 1864, President Lincoln by proclamation made Ne vada a state. Carson City, though smaller than Virginia City, was made the capital. Nicknamed the ‘‘Battle Born State,” Nevada had lived through lawlessness, bicker ing, Indian uprisings and political chicanery to take its place as one of the stars in Old Glory. Famous Lode Not Named for Finder The Comstock lode at Virginia City was named for Henry Com stock, a man who did not discov er it, and who would have been too lazy to work it if he had! In June, 1859, Peter O’Riley and Patrick McLaughlin discovered a rich lode, though neither one real ized how valuable it was at the time. Old Henry Comstock was prowling around as usual, watch ing others work, and immediately laid claim to the spot himself, insisting that he had already tak en up claims there. The two Irishmen, however, were unimpressed. Comstock went away to find help and re turned the next day with Manny Penrod, who cheerfully backed up Comstock’s story. Pete and Pat probably knew the two claimants were liars, but the site was lonely and they didn’t want to go to court. They agreed to give Com stock and Penrod equal shares in the discovery. But there was plenty of silver and gold for all of them I NEEDLEWORK PATTERNS Blouse From One Yard of Fabric HERE is a smart blouse that even the most inexperienced sewer can put together in a couple of hours. Very pretty too. Takes just one yard of fabric in size 12— use flowered or plain rayon silk or satin. 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