National Affairs: Las Vegas Made Safe

The builders of Hoover Dam will spend 50,000,000 Federal dollars in and around Las Vegas, Nev. in the next eight years. In anticipation of this flood of cash, the little desert town, main-line rail base for the construction camps, has been swelling and swelling like a toadstool. Real estate has boomed, collapsed, boomed again. Night clubs opened up with show girls from Los Angeles. Speakeasies flourished, for Nevada has no dry law. Gambling resorts blossomed legally. Dam workers were to be separated from their pay checks as pleasantly as possible.

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