"...Colonel Joseph J. Klonowski, former Winonan (Wisconsin) who is now manager of the $6 million Four Queens Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., recently had as his guests Astronaut James A. Lovell and his wife, Marilyn, and Nevada Sen. Howard A.Cannon..."
"...More than 500 waiters, waitresses and bartenders walked off their jobs at 12 downtown Hotels and casinos Tuesday night (April 18, 1967) triggering the largest strike in the history of the desert gambling spa.... By midnight, 200 pickets were marching along the famed three block area known as Glitter Gulch... Some management officials took over vacant bartender posts. 'I'm the official cocktail waitress here tonight,' said Mrs. Frank Schivo co-owner of the California Club, 'We just have to keep going.'...
The establishments struck were the Fremont and El Cortez Hotels and the Horseshoe, Golden Nugget, Pioneer, Golden Gate, California Club, Club Bingo, Showboat, Carousel, Las Vegas Club, and Four Queens Casino...
Two other casinos, the Lucky and the Mint both owned by Del Webb, were included in the strip agreement because Webb has interests there...
The Nevada Club, owned by Robert Van Santen. reached a separate agreement with the union late Tuesday night..."
"Benny Goffstein, head of the Four Queens Hotel in Las Vegas, was confined to Methodist Hospital, in Houston, TX, Friday for a series of tests. Goffstein, who has been examined at Mayo Clinic and several other hospitals during the last three months, said he came to Houston to 'see which diagnosis is currect'... 'I wanted to come to Houston for examination since this is the big leagues,' Goffstein said..."
Ben Goffstein, a jovial pioneer, died Aug. 15, (1967) a little more than a year after he built and named the Four Queens Hotel and Casino in honor of his four daughters. Cancer took him at 59 after he left his colorful stamp on Nevada history as a veteran hotelman, labor mediator, newspaper man, philanthropist, friend of kings and paupers.
Born in Omaha, Nev., Goffstein was circulation manager of various newspapers in Omaha and Albany, N.Y., prior to World War II. In 1945 he came to Nevada and played a leading part in the construction of the Flamingo and Riviera Hotels.
In 1947 he was executive assistant to the president of the Flamingo, and in 1955 moved into the same position at the Riviera Hotel. From 1958 to 1963 he was the president of the Riviera. Resigning in 1963. Goffstein became general manager of a downtown casino, served briefly as director of the Nevada Resort Hotel Association, and was associated with the Las Vegas Turf Club. The Four Queens opened in June, 1966. Goffstein received the 1963 “ Heart Award” from Variety Ten 39, and served as its Chief Barker in 1951-52. He was also active in organizations such as the City of Hope, United Fund, United Jewish Appeal, and a friend of the Home of the Good Shepherd.
...the commission approved applications by: ...Herbert Jones, Las Vegas attorney and Democratic national committeeman for Nevada, to acquire one per cent in the Four Queens Hotel in Las Vegas for $45,000..."