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l^amtlton Cotmfaj CARL U. FRY ESTATE. Proprietor, Wells, N. Y “A PAPER FOR THE. PEOPLE OF HAMILTON COUNTY” ARTHUR A. HOYT, Editor, W elli, N. VOL. XLVIII NO. 13 ------------------- - ------------------------------------------------------ - WELLS, N. Y., THUksDAY, MARCH 28, 1946 B y EDWARD EM E R IN E WNU Features. *1^0SS a silver dollar on the bar. A H it’s genuine, it has a clear -lone. 11 it’s counterfeit, it echoes •nly a dull thud. If a dollar doesn’t atiag true, any Nevadan can detect it at once. ^Sl)ocrisy has no place in Nevada, a state where there is plenty of nwm for almost anything. More than a hundred thousand square miles of’ rise in chain after tains, with snow-capped pinnacles 33,000 feet above the level of the sea. But everything and everybody XQ Nevada must ring as true as a salver dollar—or be quickly detect­ ed and properly appraised. Nevada poiL brilliantly colored terrain ' ■ ■ chain of moun- i pro] _ _ is a big, free, unspoiled land where values are fundamental. Nevada bellilieves vpioe,orce, drinking. Human nature is humanu] approach be in a forthright to div gambling and h Bature, 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- soinal rights or attempt to legislate aooralily. Better to have license and con­ trol than bootlegging and illegal doubling, 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 Jaws or obligations is another. Ne­ vada takes its government serious- Jjr_ and tolerates no dishonesty, crime or hypocrisy. That’s, the way it is in Nevada—and Nevadans like XL Rancbers and Miners. ' And besides, Nevadans are interested in prospecting. •ospecting, mining and ranching than they are in reg- uilatmg the Irves and? habits of oth­ ers. They love ranchmg and herds hey i ha] af sheep and cattle. Town folk and' vanchers alike hum locks that show a t silver, or other valuable mineral. locks tii£ silver, oi ___ ______ _ ______ They like broad highways that take them to lakes and mountains and pleasant and r u l' alleys. Eating at counters elbows with each other, visitors, is one of their friendly habits. The “club,” a social center wot unlike the continental, cafe, is a CMnmunity institution. Those who drive rapidly through Hevada, or stop only in its clubs to Arink and try their gambling luck, win never know the state. Nevada’s aaountains have produced nearly two hiDion dollars of mineral wealth, chieUy in gold, silver and copper. fXher important minerals are lead, anc,. quicksilver, tungsten, sulphur, «rai*ite, borax, gypsum and build­ ing stone. No one can estimate its wntooched, ■ undiscovered and unde- vtSoped wealth. “But Nevada is . a desert!” A desert? A most productive one, ttc», yielding v/ool, cattle, sheep, horses, hogs and poultry. The live­ stock industry is a big one : state’s agricull i as irrigation advances in Ne­ vada. The state’s varied, and «ven more diversification is seen. Wheat, barley, hay, potatoes and VAIL M. PITTMAN Governor of Nevada Former lumberman, rancher and banker. Governor Pittman is now publisher of the Ely DaHy 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- ids of ,ts 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 weU 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 swell its “We - people came to the state to 1940 population of 110,247. Nevada are individual- lE E P ON LAKE MEAD . . . Most of the shoreline of Lake Mead, k ef Boulder dam, is in Nevada. Shown in the amphibious jeep Lloyd Payne, Clark county clerk; J. D. Porter, Las Vegas, and :gy Neville, Salt Lake City. naany other crops are naturals. Wa­ ter for irrigation comes from snow- fed mountain streams, from arte- aian wells, and from dug wells with fttmps to raise it to the surface. Gnwing in Wealth, Population. As Nevadans continue the devel- ■pncnt of the natural resources, llidr state forges ahead.. The least tepolous of all the states, it contrib- wicd vitally to victory during the wa* just ended. Thousands of sol- d k ts , grounfi troops and air .forces wow trainfed on its soil and in its wir. Mines and mills operated at sheepherder sit Movie stars and the nation’s v iest who visit the state soon lean down together. *s wealth- 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 Revolutioi war, Franciscan friars crossed Ne­ vada on their. way to California. Fifty years later, Peter-Qgde'n of the • Hudson Bay . company discov­ ered the Humboldt or Ogden river. that . N. Ambrose, Nevada’s ■st farmer, settled near what is Genoa. Colonization by the Jedediah Smith passed through the ^region in 1826, and Jphn'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 ' same year, first now Mormons continued until 1857,'when Young recalled them to Salt Lake Pity in order to mass his forces in the conflict with the federal gov­ ernment. Until the discovery of .the famous Comstock Idde in 1859, there wbre only about 1,000 inhabitants in Ne­ vada, chiefly Mormons and Califor­ nia gold seekers who had tarried albng 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 si territory, October 31, 1864, Presideht by proclamation■oclamation madei Ne­ vada a state,, Carson City, though and on Lincoln m ler than Virginia City, was lade the capital. Nicknamed the had smalli made luc ; uoipucii. ‘‘Battle Born State,” Nevadi n uprisings and politic; ery to take its placi of the stars in Old Glory. Famous Lode Not Named for Finder The Comstock lode at Virginia City was named for Henry Corn- 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- p claims there. however, Comstock and re- laims there. The two Irishmen, ep up were unimpressed, went away to find help and 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 Corn- stock and Penrod equal shares in the discoveiy. But there was and gold for all of them! mmEt/erffs ON THEIR d ia m o n d WEDDING DAY . ; . Seventy-five years of wedded bliss, spent in the log cabin home which they constructed themselves when they were first married, is the proud record of Mr. and Mrs. George Turner, Viroqua, Wis. They were married by a Methodist circuit rider and have four married children«who live in the surrounding countryside. Mr. Turner is 96 and Bis wife, Mary Jane, is 92 years old. plenty of silver HER LAST VISIT . . . Mrs. Erna Haupt, whose son was executed as a spy after he landed by sub­ marine from Germany, visits her husband prior to her deportation to.Gerpijiany, and the start of his life sentence, for aiding son in bis *py Homes Poured to Order If we see anything approaching: US resembling a Huge concrete • pourer accompanied by some ap* paratus out of a Superman cartoon; it could be one of those outfits that pours a man a home while he now po lems that the machinery for ing such a home has been perfected and is already on i' --- I. ------- — jjQjj. produc such a home has roads pouring homi for people who want i lor, bedroom and bath while they’re sweet homes to get a par- HIROSHIMA KNOWS EFFECTS OF ATOMIC BOMB. . . Seven months after the atomic bomb hit Hiro­ shima, what was once a thriving city still lays in ruins except for an emergency housing project which is attempting to provide shelter, ^hown in the photo is one of the 600 homes which are arising from the rubble of what was once war factories. These nativeis know the real power of atomic bombs. hot. The apparatus consists 1of a giant house-form or mould which is cart­ ed to a homeshe. Then the cement mixer draws up and pours. After 24 hours a hydraulic derrick ar­ rives, lifts off the form and . . .. presto! . . . Thar she stands, the home complete if not beautiful! All you have to do is chisel off the rough edges! A man named LeTourneau has 'iii- vented the housepourer and has beea pouring 'em in Longview, Texas, and Vicksburg, Miss. Huge crowdst gathered in each place to watch a. machine lay a house just as a hen lays an egg. ■ — * — All that remains to be done is to make the machine cackle at the end of the performance. the ow simple! You buy a lot, phone Day-A-Bungalow office and say you would like a four-room home riL wait a couphle say it’s a rush ordi ight away. The man asks if yoa » of hours. Yott Presently tl apparatus trundles up and a 'mi hops out with the query: “Where would, . you Jike....Juj poured?” Fulton M akes Good Fulton, Mo., site of Westminster college to which former Prime Min- de a his^ 5,000 p e r- 3-a police force of only Thel college is orie^ of the world, r the map now and how! Up to residence !ge t( ister Winston Churchill mad( toric journey, is a town of 8,0( sons. It has-a police force of only seven men. The smallest in the v orld. But it is oa now it had been knom only as a place once visited by iJeff Davis and as a town where Bill Corum once dug sweet potatoes, danced the two-step and played bas^ ketball. But today out there they qsk “Yale? Harvard? r ‘ ' Yale? Harvard? lere are they?” Princeton? FAMINE EMERGENCY COMMITTEE APPOINTED . . . With Ches­ ter C. Davis, upper left, as chairman, President Truman has named the executive group of the Famine Emergency committee. Other members are Eugene Meyer, publisher, ‘vice chairman, lower left; George H. Gallup, upper right, director of the American Institute of Public Opinion, and Miss Anna Lord Strauss, lower right. WITH THE WANT ADS “Will swap my collection of swords, bayonets, daggers, roller skates, opium pipes for small elec­ tric organ,-music box, &c. (N. Y.> F907.”—Yankee Magazine. Careful, mister! Your presump­ tion that the labor-management cri­ sis is over mhy be premature. “I have an .old magic book (about 1895), which exposed all tricks. It is a professional magician’s book. Will swap for four hew pair of Py­ lons size 10. (N. Y. J909.” — Yan­ kee Magazine. Don’t be silly! You’ll need every­ thing any magician has got if yott are determined to get nylons, A nation-wide phone strike was averted and it’s pretty much of a surprise to the public, which hast become accustomed to having noth­ ing settled. Ima Dodo, by the way, thinks those “long lines” operators are the tall, stately ones.' C an it be possible th a t . H e n r y >Kaiser sold all th a t stock w ithoni knowing where he was to get the steel to make cars? CAN YOU REMEMBER 'Away back when there: were more regu­ lar newspapers around than there were columnists? , * * Hirohito who never mixed with his subjects now walks around towa and visits shops and stores. A hale fellow well blitzed. “President Asks Americans to Eat Less.”—^Headline, , ' Judging from the portions beinj^ served in most restaurants, it won’t be any too difficult. “ Chester Bowles, the red-hot ad­ vocate of ceilings, is a Yale man and it is possible his yen to keep things down is a result of all thOSfr Harvard football scores,

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