GAMBLING: How to Win a Buck

Raymond I. (for Ingram) Smith is a 66-year-old ex-Vermonter, ditchdigger and news butcher who got his start in business running a carnival wheel of fortune and is now a leading citizen of Nevada. Every year Smith hands out $90,000 or more in scholarships to deserving high-school seniors, another $100.000 or so to such organizations as the Boy Scouts and Community Chest. The Reno Day Home, a nursery run by Catholic sisters, is a Smith philanthropy; the local Methodist Church paid off its mortgage with $5,000 from Smith; Mormons and members of the Church of the Nazarene have also benefited...

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