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Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, August 1, 1967
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Financial Jj UBLIli Theaters Sports Don Deaera Oh Lord, Treat Us All Alike, Give Us a, Rousing Storm GITY Republic IBE Tuesday, August 1, 1967 So. Page 21 Arizona Okay, will the Phoenix Thunder & Lightning Admiration & Appreciation League come to order, please? Having declared a state of emergency, the chair will entertain no motions or debate. Those opposed, leave. There will be no refunds at the door, one of the weaknesses of an organization that charges no dues. Now this extraordinary session of the PT&LA&AL is prompted by the realization that we are halfway through the thunderstorm season, and the capital city hasn't had one, good, old-fashioned electrical storm. OH, THERE have been timorous thunderheads prowling the perimeter of the Valley. And from time to time little black clouds will chase dusty gusts across the city. Some rain has fallen. But we inveterate patio - sitters have not yet seen the Real Thing. When we think of lightning, we envision crackling, zig-zag charges drilling the tortured earth with hot light. And when we say thunder, we mean full smites of Thor's hammer on the anvil of the sky. And when we speak of rain why, we have in mind a frog-strangler. A satisfying 3-inch rain is not 3 inches between drops. THAT THE moral fiber of this league is decaying is obvious. Last year, in August, we were all at our posts, performing the duties of league membership. We were on our porches and in our backyards, sipping cold ones, gazing in admiration and appreciation upon the billowing towers of cumulo nimbus. Flash! Ka-boom! "Bravo! That was a good one, baby! One of us had better bring in the lawn chairs." It showed what concerted effort W. P. Mahoney Sr. Dies; Ex-Sheriff and Legislator William P. Mahoney Sr., 85, died yesterday in St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a former Mohave County sheriff, a state legislator and a member of several state boards and commissions. . Rosary will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 330 N. Second Ave. Requiem Mass will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Brophy College Preparatory School, 4701 N. Central. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. MR. MAHONEY lived with a daughter, Mrs. Scott Spaw, at 1505 E. Cheery Lynn. He was the father also of William P. Mahoney Jr. a Phoenix attorney and former U.S. ambassador to Ghana; Mrs. Patricia Schwenk and Mrs. Dennis McCarthy, also of Phoenix. Mr. Mahoney was among those who accompanied Arizona's first governor, George W. P. Hunt, when he walked from the old Ford Hotel at Second Street and Washington to the capitol on statehood day, Feb. 14, 1912. Mr. Mahoney came to the United States from his native Ireland when he was 2L i'.-r ' " i . BETWEEN 1901 and 1912 he worked in mines at Chloride and White Hills in northwest Arizona, at Cripple Creek, Colo.; Tonopah, Nev.; and in Butte, Mont. 1 ) - .' ' : ' In 1912 he organized Arizona's first miner's union, the Snowball Miners at Oatman, a gold camp in Mohave County. He was the Union's first president. . In ;1914 he was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives and married the late Alice Fitzgerald of Prescott that year. She was secretary to the president of the first state Senate. Mr. Mahoney was elected to the state Senate in 1916. While in the legislature Phoenician. 82 y Killed on Road i An 82-year-old Phoenix woman was killed yesterday when the car in which "she was riding rolled off Arizona 87 approximately 11 miles north of Payson and slammed into a tree. The Arizona Highway Patrol said the victim was Mrs. Claira Theis, of 16027 N. 212 Days in 1967 331 Traffic Deaths 40th St. The car was driven by Mrs. Theis' daughter, Mrs. Hazel Theis King, 59, of the same address. Mrs.' King was hospitalized in Payson with a broken ankle. THE TEAM u w j n I MAVICCW f N?rrM I (A6AJMJJNW.. J i " i5 V ," ' could do. In one hour of Aug. 18, 1966, a storm dumped 1.72 inches of rain on Phoenix, the greatest short - term rainfall in the city's weather history. PROBABLY the best year for the league was 1911. In 24 hours over July 1-2 that year, 4.98 inches fell on Phoenix. Through the month of July that year, rainfall for Phoenix totaled 6.47 inches. This July has been a disgrace: just about 1 inch; very close to normal. But what organization ever built a reputation on average performance? Give us an Oct. 4, 1954, when 2.57 inches fell at Walnut Gulch near Tombstone, and the thunder nearly woke Ed Schieffelin in his grave. Or let us have an August such as that of 1951, when nearly 17 inches of rain fell at Crown King, and the ozone flowed like water down the Ookilsipava River. LET US recall the selfish realism of Big Dan Ming, whose range was seared by drought in the summer of 1885. Dan rose up in a meeting of the cattlemen's association, insisted that his fellow ranchers remove their hats, and prayed: "Oh Lord, I'm about to round you up for a good plain talking. Now, Lord, I ain't like these fellows who come bothering you every day. This is the first time I ever tackled you for anything, and if you will only grant this, I promise never to bother you agin. "We want rain, good Lord, and we want it bad; we ask you to send us some. "But if you can't or don't want to send us some, then for sake don't make it rain up around Hooker's or Leitch's ranges, but treat us all alike. Amen." 1 Pw . WILLIAM P. MAHONEY SR. : Prominent In Civic Affairs ." : : i': A V-. '.. ,, ;V- . he was cosponsor of measures dealing with minimum wages for women and workmen's compensation. HE WAS SHERIFF of Mohave County from 1918 to 1926. Later he was chief of the special services in the Albuquerque division of the Santa Fe Railroad and as the railroad's lease and livestock agent. In 1936 Gov. R. C. Stanford appointed him to the first State Board of Public Welfare. Mr. Mahoney remained through the terms of three subsequent governors and retired as chairman in 1952. ' Gov. Ernest McFarland appointed Mr. Mahoney to the Employment Security Commission in 1955. Later he served on the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission. HE ALSO IS survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Columbus Giragi, Justice McFarland of the Arizona . Supreme Court; Dan E. Garvey, state examiner and former governor; William G. Fahey, William A. Gray, Tom M. Sullivan, former Arizona Sen. Robert Morrow of Kingman, John Francis Sullivan, Jack Bolin, Bruce Parkinson, Frank Murphy, Leonard Neal of Kingman; John Babbitt of Flagstaff and Dick Waters of Kingman. H(XJU)N6AfcW60W6TD UP UEREINrj(BIXft)M WTO THE MN85? luANTs 10 KN0W- vy I Does it 1 Jfo&L Silence Golden, Court Rules in New Trial Bid The Court of Appeals, Division 1, yesterday ordered a new trial for a convicted burglar on the ground that the Arizona Supreme Court has gone even further than the federal courts in upholding the right of the accused to remain silent. . The new Maricopa County Superior Court trial was ordered for Frank Soto Villalobos, whose trial included police testimony that he remained silent when faced by an accuser before his arrest. The Court of Appeals said it always has been an error to comment during trial on the defendant's failure to testify at that trial. Federal decisions have extended the same protection to pretrial proceedings after the arrest of an accused, the appeals court noted. In Arizona, added the appellate court, the Supreme Court appears to have extended the constitutional right of silence to those in custody and under other circumstances as well. The appeals court also threw out a hearsay identification of Villalobos made during the trial on the ground it was not shown to be a spontaneous remark in response to a shocking event. On similar grounds, the appellate court also reversed the Maricopa County Superior Court auto theft conviction of Ruben C. Zaragosa for new trial. Storm Spreads Fires, Damage Across Valley A blustery late-developing thunderstorm whipped across the Valley last night, uprooting trees, downing power lines, and starting numerous small fires with lightning. Phoenix firemen received 100 reports of damage or fires within an hour, and said that nine power poles had been struck by lightning. WIND GUSTS ripped most of the roof of a building occupied by Western Gillette Trucking Co., at 2211 W. Roosevelt, ripping down live power lines soon after 10:30 p.m. Several thousand dollars damage to freight equipment was reported by company officials. The roof of an abandoned building at 22nd Avenue and Portland was whipped . off by wind minutes later, also slicing power lines. Trailers were shifted on their foundations in a West Roosevelt trailer park and awnings were shredded by the storm. Bill Lester of 3010 W. Elm said (Please Turn to Page 32 Col. 1) Lord 'Retired9; Dunton, 59, Gets Insurance Post In a sudden reversal yesterday, Gov. Williams withdrew his authorization for 'Deputy State Insurance Director Clarence Lord,, 73, to continue working beyond mandatory retirement age of 70. The action was taken at the request of state corporation commissioners, who promptly put Melvin Dunton, 59, longtime Phoenix insurance man, in Lord's $10,200-a-year job. Earlier in the day, the commissioners had received word that Williams was refusing their request because he felt it only would "contribute to an Intraparty squabble." ' . But the commissioners then received t a second letter from Williams, going' along with' their request and saying the attorney general had advised him mat requesting or not requesting a waiver of retirement for Lord was their sole province. Commissioner Dick Herbert, said Lord, got a waiver, his third, from the governor recently upon the request of State Insurance Director G. A. Bushnell. Bushnell faces an order from the commissioners. to show why they should not remove him for accepting a home mortgage loan from an insurance company under his regulation. Tcan'tN f STAND 1 Tr ' m ikf$WfW ( it NS' ' ' Rtpublic Phott by Tlwlmi Heihml Mrs. John Gifford Joins The Ranks Of Grape Grabbers Her King-Size Bunch Of Fruit Holds Promise Of Good Eating Grans mm levari l.flOIUS n 'Wm'AwBf:rmM heatwole Sun.Citians with visions of jelly and raisins dancing in their heads swamped the 1,000-acre Cactus Ranch Road vineyard yesterday in a Grape-Grabbing Festival. Garbed in shorts, slacks, boots and broad-brimmed hats, the brow-mopping retirees, exclusive guests of the ranch, had a hot time living it up, picking grapes to their hearts' content, or at least as many as they could lug to their cars. By mid-morning, 500 cars had parked in the area, the novice pickers had swigged their way through 30 gallons of lemon- ; ; ade and 20 cases of soda pop, and an , order rushed out for more free refreshment. ' . ' " I 1 ' . SENIOR citizens, many arriving in expensive late model: cars, came armed with their own cutting shears, buckets, baskets and sacks to invade the rows of toothsome Perlette, Exotic and Thomp- son Seedless grapes. . For many, like Mrs. Anthony Otteii, formerly of Missouri, it was a first experience at picking grapes. "This is beautiful," Mrs. Otten said of the vineyard and its background White Tank Mountains. "It's a garden of Eden. They never showed us anything like this in Missouri." , - , . ' .Craig Smith of Oxford Junction, Iowa, picking grapes as guest of his grand-, father, Ben Haney, held up a foot-long bunch and said "TWs is wild." : ; . v The event was arranged by the Del E. Webb Development Co. as a project for Police Seek ' Police yesterday began searching for two blue late-model cars in connection with the disappearance nearly two weeks ago of an attractive Phoenix wotrian. ; Carmen Dawn Goll, 26, a secretary and model, vanished early on the morning of July 19 as she drove to her apartment at 2840 E. Osborn from the home of her escort for the evening. Her car was. found parked just norm of Osborn on 28th Street, a half-block from her home. -:. POLICE CHECKED that area during the early morning hours to find persons who often drive near mere during the hours Mrs. Goll vanished. Detectives Joe Villa and Ken Renter said this produced witnesses who remembered seeing the missing woman's brown 1963 four-door Chevrolet parked at the intersection sometime between 1:15 and 1:45 of the morning she disappeared. Another witness said two late-model blue cars, one or both of them Chevelles, were parked in a school parking lot at that , location sometime between 12:45 and 1:15 a.m. . Investigators said the young divorced mother of two children bad spent the evening with Peter Vaa Benscboten, 35. Support Grab Time 'Festival for Sun Citiaris : the Sun City residents. The vineyards had been picked for market shipments, but much of the ripe fruit was left. The Sun Citidns will continue to pick the rest of this week, but the free refreshments held good only until noon today. MRS. H. S. Spence, originally from Omaha, said she was so excited over the prospects of grape picking that she woke up at 3:30 yesterday. She said she planned to make raisins from some of the grapes and give some of the fresh fruit to the handicapped and to residents without cars. . . One woman, wearing a broad brimmed decorated hat, said she was going to dry the grapes for raisins and store them in her refrigerator for Christmas gifts for her children. ' . ; 'l ate a lot of the grapes as I picked," she said. "I'm really full of iron now." One lady took notes on how to make muscatel wine. 2 Blue Cars in They had used her car and she dropped him at his apartment, 10 W. Northern, at 12:30 a.m. and . drove toward her home alone. l Detectives said they had found no indications that the missing woman might have planned her own disappearance. All of her clothing, except what she was wearing, has been accounted for, officers, said, and she had little cash with her. Her checkbook, a charge plate and a lipstick were found in the abandoned car. . "We've sent a description of her to every state in the union," said Detective Sgt. Vince Hennie, "but we've had no results so far. i - . "We're still trying to find persons who may remember seeing the missing girl's car near 28th Street and Osborn, who may have seen the blue late-model vehicles or any other suspicious vehicles or persons, or who may have seen Mrs. Goll herself, either there or anywhere else. We hope mat anyone with such information will contact us." Mrs. Goll, 5-feet-5, 110 to 115 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion, was last seen wearing a long-sleeved pmkflowered two. piece dress with v-neck, small lapel, small Rep. Morton Says River Visit May Change His Vote By BILL NIXON J Northern Arizona Bureau PHANTOM RANCH-Two days of running the Colorado River in the heart of Grand Canyon National Park has convinced a Maryland Republican ' congressman that he was wrong in originally opposing Central Arizona Project legislation. As a result, the Arizona water project may have a new ally on Capitol Hill. Rep. Rogers C. B. Morton, R-Md., who is one of nine influential members of. the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee making a six-day trip down the Colorado, said that he would return to his home state and tell his constituents they were misinformed. "I VOTED against it (CAP)," Morton admitted, "but now, after getting a firsthand look at the country, I'm convinced that the recreation advantages on the river with the dams are tremendous. "I had pressure from conservation groups and garden clubs in my own state to vote against the CAP because they believed the dams (Marble Canyon and Bridge Canyon) would interfere with Grand Canyon National Park." The Maryland legislator, a younger brother of Kentucky Sen. Thruston Morton, said that in his opinion the dam sites would not affect Grand Canyon. r MORTON MADE the comments Jn the presence , of other interior committee ;. members and Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-. Ariz., who arranged the trip. ' f " ." :UdalI, who said that he tfiginalry ..planned the trip down the Colorado two . years ago, was obviously elated over Morton's enthusiasm for the CAP, r v The congressional group spent last night at Phantom Ranch, at the bottom of Grand Canyon, and planned to proceed downriver for another 48 to 72 hours on rubber rafts before returning to Washington. MORTON WAS the most outspoken of the congressional members, who were new to the area. However, Rep. WendeU Wyatt, R-Ore., appeared to be shocked at a geography lesson given by Rep. Udall. . At the Colorado, just below the Phantom Ranch area, Wyatt asked Udall, "Where will the water back up here from the Bridge Canyon Dam?" "Wendell, we will haveto travel two more flays on the river before we come to an area where the river will rise because of the proposed dam (at Bridge Canyon)," Udall answered. - . Within earshot of the conversation was Rep. F. F. Sisk, DCalif., a member of the House Rules Cpmmittee,. which blocked passage of the CAP bill last year. ALSO MAKING the river run from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek, above the proposed Hualapai Dam site, are Reps. (Continued on Page 32, Col. 1) ( Model Hunt ISIiliF 4 . . CARMEN GOLL Missing 12 Days' collar and pearl buttons. Her. shoes were bone-colored. She wore a pearl dinner .ring and carried a black strew , purse. . . v.. A-

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