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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 17

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, October 12, 1958
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REPUBLIC REPUBLIC MAiL Dedera Good Morning! THE ONLY way you can kill a rodeo cowboy, it's said, is to cut off his head and bury it where he can't find it. They're supposed to be dumb and rough, somehow it doesn t seem likely that you'd catch many of them soldering transistors in complex guidance systems. "That's why I didn't have much hope for my Idea," said Tom Thomas. A long-time cowboy, Thomas works at AiRe-search Manufacturing Co. in Phoenix. A couple of years ago he suggested that the men of AiResearch hold a company rodeo. He figured he might round up a dozen experienced men, and fill in with reckless amateurs. "I couldn't believe it myself," said Thomas. "Forty-five or 50 men all of them with professional rodeo experience entered the first rodeo last year." The same bunch of riders, ropers, and rasslers are back to compete again in the rodeo next Sunday at the state fairground. Proceeds will go to Gompers Clinic. BUCK SOSSAMAN is one of the entrants. He competed in Rodeo Cowboys Association-approved shows in southern Colorado and Arizona from 1952 to 1956. He owns a small ranch in the Four Corners section of Colorado. Hank Dunlap is a native of Phoenix who was reared on farm and ranch. He's been riding anything with hair since he was a boy, and as a bull rider, By DON DEDERA has appeared in dozens of Arizona town and sheriff, posse rodeos. Clyde Marster, and his son, Joe, have 40 years of rodeo experience between them. Clyde used to win bronc and bull riding events in the Northwest. He has never finished out of the money in a wild horse race. This year he is giving up all but the steer roping. Son Clyde is a rider whose experience includes rodeos on three of the Hawaiian Islands during a hitch with the navy. Jim Palmer has competed in most Arizona rodeos and a few in Texas. He got his start while working out his summer vacations on a ranch north of Winslow. BASIL W. COX participated in some of the last big roundups and drives of the Pleasant Valley country, cutting his teeth and hide on the infamous rimrock mossyhorns. Thomas, too, was "raised in the school of cowboying that believed that if any job couldn't be done on horseback, it wasn't worth doing." He made his living breaking horses in the Dakotas, Montana, and Wyoming for a decade, and later hired out as range detective and hunting guide. When he came to Arizona on a stock buying trip in 1954, he stayed on as wrangler at a Wickenburg dude ranch and hand for the Cowden Livestock Co. "I was riding from sunup to sundown up to the day before I came to work for AiResearch," said Thomas. "Now I'm punching a time clock instead of cows, and I doubt if they eat beef on the moon. "Do you?" BULLDOG U.S. To Aid Jordan Army By Sending Military Team Sunday, October 12, 1958 The Arizona Republic (Section 2) Page Voice Of Broadway By dorothy kilgallen Kilgallen TOURISTS started throwing things at Eddie Fisher's picture in a famous Hollywood restaurant; the management finally decided to take it down, in the interests of preserving , th crockerv. I Glamorous Lisa Ferra-day's recent trip to Grosse Pointe, Mich., indicates she's been welcomed by members of Jack Anderson's monied family, and friends expect the betrothal announcement in the very near future. Taxlr WoVih ia fnrinns he- cause the new Dragnet show dragged in such a low rating. His theory: the network didn't give it enough publicity. "Rashamon," the Broadway-bound play based on a prize-winning film, is budgeted at $150,000, a whopping sum for a non-musical show. You can bank on the authenticity of those "hip" (and slightly risque) gestures used by Gary Crosby in "Mardi Gras." Gary takes full credit for their inclusion, says the director had nothing to do with them. Lena Home is mulling an offer to do "Jamaica" in Paris, where the cats probably would dig it in the biggest way. It's funny to think of Margaret O'Brien as too old for any part, but she certainly is for the girl role in "Lohta, although she's been widely touted for it. Jimmy Dean's mail count is up in the thousands each week, but so far his favorite letter is a joint communique signed by six "moms" who confessed: "Your show came on and suddenly we all got quiet. And if you can get six ladies to stop talking you must be good." Lee Philips, who played a prominent role opposite Lana Turner in "Peyton Place," is being given the heave-ho by 20th Century-Fox on Oct. 15. But there's a silver lining: Columbia Pictures will put him on salary the very next day. Talent scouts are closing in on Eric Knight, a baritone who manages to stand out, and draw swooning sighs from the female members of the audience, although he's just a member of the chorus in "The Student Prince" at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J. He once played in the same company as Andy Griffith in "The Lost Colony," in North Carolina. Obviously the brass at NBC hope George Montgomery was kidding when he told a Redbook reporter in the current issue that he'll insist Dinah Shore quit TV after this season, because "she's working too hard." A young actor trying out in New York has adopted the name of Lincoln Ton-nell. He ought to meet a Hollywood hopeful called Washington Bridge. Lance Reventlow certainly does lead a simple life. Just the other day he crated up his $30,000 Scarab, shipped it by van to the Vaca Valley road races, and then flew there in his own plane from Los Angeles. The State We're In By claiborne nuckolls 1 I Nuckolls READERS OF this column are herewith extended an invitation to become charter members of the first chapter of the National League for the Suppres sion and Eradication oi ? junK Man. With becoming modesty, I have accepted the self-nomination for grand ruler of the NLFSEJM. Other offices still are open to nomination. No dues or other donations are required for membership. All the NLFSEJM asks is that its membership ionow the goal of ridding postmen s pouches and mailboxes throughout the state and nation of the mountains of unwanted trash with which they now are cluttered. I haven't figured out yet just how to accomplish that objective. Maybe the NLFSEJM membership would care to contribute to a fund to send its grand ruler to Washington to take the matter up with the postmaster general. But then, how to achieve our goal is something we can work out later when the NLFSEJM really gets going. Who ever heard of any new movement figuring out how to reach its goal in advance, any way? Now exactly, what is the problem the NLFSEJM is out to attack? Briefly, it's the nuisance of every day finding your mailbox stuffed full of unsolicited and undesired mail containing circulars and advertising of all kinds. Pieces of mail that carry my name, I eo to the trouble to open, though 99.9 per cent of this stuff is consigned to the wastebasket. Most annoying of all is the trash that carries no name, merely the word "Occupant" and then an address. This stuff I simply tear in half without opening the envelope. In junk mail there reaches a long- suffering public every kind of advertising pitch and every kind of begging letter that one could imagine. Just the other morning your newly (self) elected NLFSEJM grand ruler opened the mailbox to find four assorted pieces of junk mail urging me to (1) subscribe to a correspondence course in electronics and thereby assure myself a "big job" and "big pay" in the growing electronics industry; (2) become "sales representative" for a mail order shoe company and "make up to $150 a week in my spare time"; (3) mail the enclosed coupon at once for a copy of Dr. Zilch's great new book on how to improve my personal charm, and thereby assure myself rapid advancement and a brilliant future (send no money; 10-day's free trial); and (4) to improve my health and physical well-being by taking Royal Jelly, that "great new health discovery," guaranteed to banish fatigue, list-lessness, sleeplessness, and to make old codgers like me want to go places and do things again. THE PUBLIC subsidizes junk of this kind in the mails. Because the envelope isn't sealed it can be sent from anywhere in the United States for 2 cents. And it costs just as much to handle and deliver as legitimate, desirable mail. What's the postal people's attitude toward junk mail?, I asked Postmaster W. C. Lefebvre. "It's certainly one of the most unpopular things I know of," he said, in all seriousness. "We get a lot of complaints but there's nothing we can do about it. Congress sets the rates for the various classes of mail and all we can do is accept and deliver it." But stand ready for the crusade, NLFSEJM members! The clarion call to action has been sounded. Your grand ruler will lead you on to victory over junk mail. I don't know how,, but we'll figure it out later. 1 ft :jlfi'Q4i 1 a'w his wife, Marianne, and their two daughters; Bill FANNIN FAMILY The family of Paul Fannin, Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, is shown in this group picture. Fannin is standing with his mother, Mrs. T. N. Fannin. Other members of family are, from left, seated, Tom Fannin, his wife, Marianne, and their two daughters; Bill Fannin; Linda Fannin; Mrs. Paul Fannin; Mrs. Nan Janda, Mrs. Fannin's mother; Bob Fannin, his wife, Coleen, and their son ard daughter. (Republic Staff Photo) Fannin Seeks To Aid State By BEN AVERY "ARIZONA must improve its climate for small industry that's what we need to broaden our tax base, and to provide jobs and opportunity for our people. And right now we need it most In the smaller communities of our state." Paul Fannin says that is why he decided to run for governor of Arizona. "And the No. 1 governmental obstacle to improving the climate for small business Is the school district property tax load that is staggering both the homeowner-employe and the small business man. "Even worse, it is threatening to undermine our public school system at a time when we should be doing everything we can to improve that .system to Motorola Hikes Wages MOTOROLA Inc. employes in the Valley have been given a J2-a-week across-the-board salary in crease. A spokesman for the firm said the raises became effective Sept. 29. Pay increases were given to Motorola, employes throughout the country as of that date, he said. The increases here go to em ployes in the semiconductor division plant and the two military electronic division plants. Mars Vapor Study Goal WASHINGTON (UPI) - The navy said yesterday that a scient ist, next month, will try to meas ure water vapor in the atmosphere of Mars with a special telescope carried to 80,000 feet by a balloon. The balloon will be launched earlv in the month from the stratobowl near Rapid City, S.D., site of previous high altitude launchings. It is expected to stay aloft 24 hours. Dr. John Strong, of the Johns Hopkins University, will study water content of the Martian at mosphere by means of a camera mounted on top of the gondola. Cmdr. Malcolm D. Ross, veteran navy balloonist and physicist, will go along as pilot. In later flights, the navy plans to study the oxygen content of Mars and observe conditions on the other planets, the sun, and possibly stars. Even Flogging Mechanized SHEFFIELD, England (UPI)- Corporal punishment stood poised yesterday on the threshold of the push-button age. Magistrate-inventor Herman Lindars disclosed he had designed and built an automatic cat-o'-nme tails which can give a "scien ifically controlled" number of lashes, administered to suit the age and health of the prisoner. meet the challenge of Russian communism." THE DEDICATED seriousness of the slender, bushy-b rowed, hometown business man was reminiscent of another Arizona gubernatorial candidate of 26 years ago Dr. B. B. Moeur, who quit delivering babies in Tempe to win the governorship as a darkhorse candidate in 1932. Fannin admits wryly that he has been through thgmall business mill, and knows the problems, but he thinks that in the Arizona Development Board, where every county of the state is represented, there is a place to start selling Arizona once the climate for small business is livable from the standpoint of competition. "I think I know the problems of our state better, and I think I am better able to sell Arizona. That's why I am running for governor. "If we do not make the jobs and the opportunities here for our children, they will have to leave." FANNIN, although completely aware of the migration of people to Arizona, declared that it is the children of Arizona who are the future of the state. "Last year our population increased 50,000. We had 31,000 births and only 8,000 deaths," Fannin declared, "so just about half of that growth was our children." Fannin is not a noise maker. His name has never made sensational headlines. He was brought to Arizona 10 months after his birth in Ashland, Ky., Jan. 29, 1907, when his father's health failed. THE FAMILY bought a ranch at Lateral 15 and Maricopa Rd. (now Thomas), later purchased what is now the old family home at 45 W. Moreland, with some 5 acres that served as pasture for milk cows along the south side of Moreland. Shortly afterward, a business was acquired, the E.T. Collings Vehicle and Harness Co. The vehicle part had to do with wagons and buggies. The Fannin children grew up working in the store and on the ranch. Paul attended Fillmore, Mc-Kinley, and Monroe schools, then took his final year of elementary school at Kenilworth the first year that school was opened. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1925. HE STARTED his business career while in high school. Each morning before going to school he hauled milk from the Lateral 15 dairy ranch to the creamery. Then he purchased an old truck and spent his summers hauling cantaloupes to the packing sheds on a contract basis. The buggy and harness store was moved to Five Points, and it became a farm implement business. Paul attended the University of Arizona two years, then completed his education at Stanford University, getting degrees in economics and accounting and business administration. He got out of school just in time to come face-to-face with the depression, and a family business that was on the rocks. HIS BROTHER, Ernie, already was carrying much of the load of the business, and when Paul returned home, the boys took over. "I spent most of my time going around visiting farmers trying to get them to keep the tractors we had sold them, and to pay us as they could," Paul says. They had to close a branch store at Eloy, and Ernie and Paul started diversifying their business by taking on bottled gas and appliances. But the emptied gas bottles had to be shipped all the way to California to be refilled, making this product very expensive. The brothers finally managed to scrape together enough capital to put in their own bulk Butane plant, resulting in cutting the price to their customers more than half. WHILE ATTENDING Stan- ford, Paul and his high school sweetheart, Miss Lorenzo Brown, then a student at the University of Arizona, were married. The marriage produced one son, Tom. The marriage ended in divorce, with a pre-arranged settlement. Later, Paul married Elma Addington, a Valley native, and he was given custody of Tom, now 27, a Phoenix real estate man, and father of two small daughters. Other Fannin children are Bob, 22, married and the father of a son and daughter, who is stationed at Scott Air Force Base, and is preparing to leave for two years' overseas duty in Japan; Bill, a freshman at the University of Arizona; and Linda, a sophomore at Scottsdale High School. The entire family always has been sports-minded. Paul played on the PUHS baseball team, and later was one of the pitchers on two state championship softball teams that played in the national championships in Chicago. WHEN HIS sons became interested in golf and hunting and fishing, he took up those sports with the boys, and became president of the Southwest Golf Association. Bob was state junior champion, and made several national tournaments. And as a member of the Phoenix Police Auxiliary during World War II, Paul took up competitive pistol shooting. Paul's father died in 1945 about a month after his youngest son, Joe, was killed in the invasion of France. Paul's mother, now 85 but still quite active, spends her winters in the big adobe house on W. Moreland, which she has converted into apartments, and summers at the family cabin in Oak Creek Canyon, which still is a family gathering place. Fannin's Gas and Equipment Co., of which Paul was presi dent, was built into a thriving business in all 14 Arraona coun ties and Mexico, and even branched out into the commer cial fertilizer business. Like many other small businesses, however. It found itself compet ing with big business, and finally was sold to two firms. Suburban Gas, and California Spray Chemical, with the Fannin brothers retaining the company's properties, and leasing them to the two firms. THE ONLY division that was not sold was Fannin Service and Supply Co., at Safford, which was retained to protect the partnership with Vance Guff and Russell Lundell. The firm now has become Fannin Brothers Industrial Development Enterprisers. Fannin has served on virtually every civic project in Phoenix and is a past chairman of the industrial development committee of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, of which he has been a member since its inception. He is a former employer member of the Employment Security Commission appeal tribunal, a past president of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Methodist Church, Elks, Phoenix Executives Club, Rotary, and the Thunderbirds. , Observance Tomorrow CHRISTOPHER Columbus first set foot on the soil of the new world 466 years ago today. State and county offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Columbus Day today. However, schools, banks, food markets, and most businesses will remain open tomorrow. Columbus Day was first cele brated in 1892, when President Harrison called upon the public to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery. Hussein Requests Advisers WASHINGTON (AP - With British forces due to leave Jordan soon, the United States is sending a military mission to that shaky Arab kingdom to make plans for strengthening its 25,000-man army. A U.S. military aid nro. gram to Jordan may follow. The State Department an. nounced the special study mission yesterday, and officials said it was sent at the request of King Hussein. The action indicated the United States is assumine more responsibility for the security of country wnicn in past vears was primarily an area of Britist inter est. Jordan was one of the countries considered to be threatened with collapse in midsummer followine the overthrow of the government of King Feisal in Iraq. British troops went into Jordan in July a few days after United States forces entered Lebanon. WESTERN officials have been fearful that when the British forces were withdrawn, Jordan might again be threatened at home and from abroad. At the time of the Middle East crisis the Western powers blamed inter national Communist activities and also the United Arab Republic of President Gamal Abdel Nasser for making trouble in both Lebanon and Jordan. They said, however, that much of the difficulty arose from internal political weakness. British forces are scheduled to start moving out of Jordan Oct. 20. U.S. troops are already being withdrawn from Lebanon and the movement is due to be completed by the end of the month. Mean while the presence of United Nations observer groups in both na tions is expected to contribute to their security against outside pressures. The State Department announcement said: "A military survey team headed by Brie. Gen. Richard A. Risden. United States Army, has been dis patched to Jordan at the reauest of the Jordanian Army to make a study or organization, administra. tion, and equipment of the Arab army or Jordan. The survey team is du3 to arrive in Jordan on Oct. 14." OFFICIALS said vouthfu! Kinir Hussein has been worried about maintaining stability in his enun. try following the British departure. He talked with U.S. representatives about the oossibilitv nf strengthening his army and bols tering its morale. He expressed interest in possibly increasing the size of the force and suDDlvine it with new equipment. He said he would like to have a team of U.S. experts map out what could be done. In agreeing to send the nine- man mission, onicials said, the United States gave no commit ment about undertaking an aid program. But they conceded such a program might very well result from Risden's recommendations. The United States has been giv ing economic aid to Jordan for about 18 months at the rate of around $45 million a year. Last year it also granted an emergency supply of $10 million worth of military equipment. Jordan's regular army, origin ally organized and trained by Britain, numbers 25,000 men. In addition, about one-fourth of its national guard of 20,000 men is ordinarily on active duty. Japan Parliament Closed For 3rd Day TOKYO (AP) The Japanese parliament closed up shop yester. day for the third day. The Social ist Party boycotted all sessions in protest against a bill that would give Japanese police increased powers. Cliburn Kiss 4Kid ding -But Whom? WOONSOCKET, R. I. (AP)-An attractive young mother admitted with an embarrassed laugh yesterday that she didn't know "who was liams." kidding whom" when she was kissed and hugged last week by Texas Pianist Van Cliburn. us? Remember all the fun we had together? "To Van with fondest memories, Laura Wil- The delightful mixup, Mrs. Frances Delasanta said, resulted when she tricked her way into his sell-out concert at nearby Dean Junior College. She was an ardent fan of the symphonic pianist, whose Russian tour was a spectacular success, and desperate to hear him play, but had no seat for the concert. As a ruse to gain entry, she said, she wrote a note to Cliburn and gave it to a concert official. It said in part: "Remember the good old times at Kilgore (Tex.) High when you used to play Chopin for r As an apparent old friend of Cliburn, she said, the official found her a seat, showed her note to Cliburn, and brought her backstage after the concert. Cliburn greeted her with a big hug and kiss and talk of Kilgore days, she said. She added that she did her best to keep up the illusion of the fie-titious Laura Williams with an overripe Texan drawl. She added that she didn't think he would mind the little stunt because "he is a great fellow and a wonderful sport." Mrs. Delasanta, 26, is the mother of two youngsters. Her husband, Rodney, is an instructor at Brown University. 1

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