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REPUBLIC CITY'' One man's opinion Freeway link vital to industry growth in Mesa, CofC told pjliji Little chance left to avert bloodletting in slate GOP By GLEN LAW By BERNIE WYNN Republic Political Commentator What both major political parties in Arizona would like best in 1976 undoubtedly is peace within the ranks as candidates seek the plums hanging from the election-. year tree. Sen. Barry Goldwater, made a sensible plea along these lines in an effort to avert a potentially disastrous bloodletting between the forces backing Rep. vSam Steiger, 3rd District, and Rep. John Conlan, 4th District, in their race for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Paul Fannin. "Cool it," warned Goldwater, flatly stating that an attempt to mount a third-candidate effort will be made by party According to the dludy, the planning department should establish new industrial zoning that regulates building design, landscaping and land-use. The study says Tempe will offer serious competition in recruiting industries, but Scottsdale cannot compete because economic conditions are not conducive to development. It says Chandler could compete because it has land available close to the Continued on Page B-2 MESA The completion of the Superstition Freeway will be a catalyst in promoting industrial expansion in Mesa, according to a study released by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The study was compiled by Ruth Lorenz, an Arizona Stale University graduate student. Chamber officials said she was paid $1,000. Miss Lorenz said she interviewed people at 60 of Mesa's 65 industrial facilities and 30 community leaders. The study says the shortage of natural gas and the lack of a freeway connection to Phoenix are the major factors limiting industrial growth. It says completion of the Superstition Freeway will solve the transportation problem, and recommends that officials not seek industries dependent upon natural gas. The study also says: Planning and control of industrial expansion are needed to create a compatible land-use pattern. Mesa should encourage the development of industrial parks, where light industry, warehouse, and office tenants can locate in a pleasing industrial environment. Community objectives concerning The Arizona Republic (Section B) Page 1 Friday, January 2, 1976 leaders if Steiger and Conlan continue their personal feud. However, I can't imagine that either Steiger or Conlan will take Goldwater as seriously as they would have a few years ago. Truth is the "Goldwater Wing" is no longer in control of the party machinery. In fact, there is a strong faction within the party machinery that can be described as pro-Conlan. At the same time, there are a few high in leadership ranks who are more inclined toward Steiger or to a third candidate if he is of conservative persuasion. Until recent years, serious intraparty conflicts could be headed off by summoning a council of the "Big Six" Fannin, Goldwater, Rep. John Rhodes, Steiger, then-Gov. Jack Williams and former State Chairman Harry Rosenzweig. Security guard is wounded in school shooting A security guard was shot and seriously wounded Thursday morning at Camelback High School, 4612 N. 28th St. The guard, Wallace Beam, 39, of 7133 W. Turney, was in a patrol car outside the school's administration building when several shots were fired. John Hubley, information officer for the Phoenix Union High School District, said some shots struck the building and three hit the car, including one that struck Beam in the head. Beam was in serious condition-Thursday night at Doctor's Hospital. A number of expended cartridges were found in the area of Meadowlark and 28lh Street, Hubley said. He said several shots were fired at the school about ten days ago, with the slugs hitting windows and the front door area, in that incident, bullets also were used. The ejected cartridges indicate that in each case the weapon used was probably a semiautomatic, police said. industry must be developed and long-range plans formulated to protect the community's character. Chamber and city officials must cooperate in establishing a campaign focusing on industrial development promotion. The study says the city has adequate industrial zoned land, utilities, labor supply and support by community leaders to encourage expanded industry. It recommends that stricter controls be applied to new industrial sites. "The majority of existing industrial plants are not landscaped." the report says. "It is recommended that future industrial sites be submitted to the planning department for approval before construction." Republic ohoto by Harold K. Milks Water official accused in theft is taken off job Robert C. Griffin, charged Wednesday with grand theft of city funds, has been suspended without pay from his job as assistant superintendent of the city's sewer system. City Manager John B. Wentz said Thursday. Griffin. 48, was arrested at his home, 3310 E. Mitchell. New Year's Eve by Phoenix police. Griffin is accused of using $134 in city funds to buy six tires three years ago. and then using the tires on his own vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance 90 minutes alter being booked. Wentz said Police Chief Lawrence Wetzel telephoned him immediately after the arrest to notify him. Wentz said he did not know whether other arrests are pending. "We'll just let the police do their job," he said. Sewer systems superintendent James' Ash, Griffin's immediate superior, said Griffin had been assistant superintendent for about two years, aMer, some ten years as a supervisor in sewer maintenance. Continued on Page B-2 An icy morning These men would gather at the Kiva Club or Phoenix Country Club and discuss the problem and come up with decisions that resulted in instant and successful arbitration of the dispute. Their combined prestige and strong leadership positions were automatic "enforcers" of the collective decision. The few who refused to abide found themselves on the outside looking through the window. However, this changed as the party grew in numbers and influence in the state, with the leaders getting bogged down in their own problems and gradually losing touch with what was going on in the ranks. There was evidenced, a growing reluctance of party leaders to make hard decisions, and sometimes they resorted to taking individual action, which mostly backfired. If the truth be known, most of the party leaders were upset when Conlan announced he would run for the new 4th Congressional District seat in 1972. They all knew he was intensely ambitious, played a devious game of politics and out to accumulate all the power he could regardless of party welfare. Continued on Page B-2 Mother Nature played some New Year's tricks Thursday morning at Marriott's Camelback Inn Country Club, where extreme cold activated an automatic sprinkler, spraying water on nearby trees. The cold water turned to icicles as the water dripped from the leaves. Brangus Cattle from Arizona win 3 of top 4 places Arizona exhibitors captured three of the four top places Thursday in Brangus breeding cattle judging at ft he Arizona National Livestock Show. And in the American Quarter Horse Association competition at halter, Scottsdale's Eleanor Dicke emerged with the grand champion gelding, Busybody, In competition among junior livestock judges, top team honors were taken by the Yavapai 41! Club No. 1. Glenna Echel of that club was first-place individual judge. The winning judges were honored Thursday evening at a banquet for the show's junior exhibitors at the Towne-House. where awards were in store for many other young Arizona entrants and competitors from as far away as Belmond, Iowa. The show's grand chmpion female Brangus was a junior yearling, PW Lady 2574, entered by Pruetct-Wray Cattle Co. of Sasabc. The reserve grand champion female also was an Arizona entry, a- summer yearling named AD Lady 494, from Dees Brothers of Yuma. Pruett-Wray also had the reserve grand champion Brangus bull, PW Georgie Boy 645, a senior calf. The grand champion was WSR Cloud 942, a junior yearling bull from Willow Springs Ranch of Burton, Texas. Junior banquet award winners included: Kelly and Darin Bisel of Ames, champion and reserve champion Angus heifers, respectively; Chris and Marcie Lehmkuhl of Buckeye, champion and reserve champion Charolais heifers, respectively: Kyle Graft, Leedley champion Hereford heifer. Also, Gene Sparks Jr. of Tucson, reserve champion Hereford heifer, best Arizona-bred junior Hereford heifer, best bred and owned Arizona heifer, and best Arizona market steer; Patricia Lee, Binger, champion Charolais or Charolais-cross steer; David Clare of Gilbert, reserve champion Charolais or Charolais-cross steer. Also, Dwight Suntken, Belmond, Iowa, champion crossbred or other steer and first-place beef showmanship; Keri Shelstead, Encinitas, reserve champion crossbred or other steer; Bart Hewes, Elgin, champion Hereford steer; Ed Orr, Golden, reserve champion Hereford steer Continued on Page B-2 Killer of Guadalupe children vanishes, hut search goes on By VINCE TAYLOR GUADALUPE There's a shadow in Pinal and Maricopa counties checked their records. over this little Community as the new year begins a shadow beyond the candles lighted in memory of three Guada- First reports were that the skeletal remains of the two appeared to be an Indian couple, about 20. The man was reported about 5-foot-2, wearing a T-shirt, red denim trousers and brown suede shoes. pj" 1 youngsters lured to their deaths almost four months ago. It was on a Sunday evening, Sept. 1 4 when Lydia Martinez. 12, Matthew Frank Jones, 14 and Richard M. Martinez, 12, disappeared after attending a community Glendale tax oii developers is proposed By THELMA HEATWOLE GLENDALE A charter provision allowing the city to assess a tax on developers to provide parks, school sites, water production and other facilities has been recommended in Glendale by a charter revision committee. The proposal is one of several recommended by the committee. Quinn Wilson, committee chairman, said review and final committee approval of the recommendations are expected Wednesday. The recommendations then will be presented to the City Council, which must approve the proposals before submitting them to voters, probably this spring. The council may add to or delete committee recommendations. Other facilities the city could require developers to pay for, furnish or pay a fee for include sewage treatment projects and bike paths. Under the proposed provision, the city also could require developers to dedicate or improve rights-of-way. Charter committee member felt this provision was in line with the requirements of some other Valley cities, according to Wilson. Many of the recommended revisions Continued on Page B-2 Sandatc dance. They never were seen alive again. Republic photo bv Mike Smith Debbie, looks on. Corene was born at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and weighed six pounds, V2 ounces. Tim Goodman holds his new daughter, Corene Marie, at Tempe Community Hospital, as his wife, The woman, about 5-foot-l, had black-hair with a reddish tint. She was wearing blue jeans, a multicolored print blouse and had a silver and black ring on her left hand. Ralph Dominguez, an investigator in the Maricopa County sheriff's department, studied the reports of missing persons. He took a chance and queried the families of the missing three Guadalupe youths, because clothing details seemed to ring a bell. It was determined that the bodies were those of Matthew Frank Jones and Lydia Martinez. But, what had happened to their friend, Richard Martinez? Investigators learned the three young people had last been seen riding in a car with a man witnesses said was Lydia's brother-in-law, Erasmo Hernandez Sandate, a 33-year old Mexican national who was employed as a farm laborer. Sandate was reported to be driving a Continued on Pagt B-3 Valleys 1st 76 baby bom in Tempe New parents view frantic world calmly Family members, concerned about their absence, notified authorities the three were missing. A week later, the decomposed bodies of two persons were discovered in a mesquite-covered, isolated area on the Gila River Indian Reservation. An autopsy revealed the two one male, the other female died from bullet wounds fired from a .45 caliber revolver. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were called in by Pima Indian Agency officers. Sheriff's investigators them chores and healthy doses of ir (Whatever possessed i lOELL.UE WERE SITTING AROUND WHEN ALL OP A Valley in 1976. The baby also is their first. The hearty squawl of Corene Marie Goodman broke the heavy quiet in the hospital's delivery room at 12:01 a.m., ending 11 hours of labor for Debbie. The six pound, l'a ounce baby was a month early. But that didn't rullle the Goodmans. Nor did the couple seem to mind missing a 1975 income-tax deduction by a minute. They responded to questions in an unpretentious, self-assured manner. Tim. an agricultural appraiser for the Valley National Bank, who describes himself as "kind of a ranch person," says he wants one day to be able to raise his children in the country, let them own animals, give By JOHN WINTERS The Cold War simmers in Angola. Eleven are massacred in New York City, and airports throughout the nation are placed under heavy guard against the attacks of terrorists. The deadly traffic in narcotics continues its silent flow across the Mexican border, every day a perentage of it dropping off in the Valley. The litany of strife seems endless, U'ithout relief. But in Room 306 of Tempe Community Hospital, Tim Goodman, 22, and his wife Debbie, 2t. faced the world in the New Year Thursday with remarkable calm. The Goodmans, of Mesa, are the parents of the first baby born in the WHENEVER HDU 60 TO ONE OF PARTIES, WU 6ET iOC TO EAT THIRTY PIZZAS 7 responsibility. Debbie is not employed. Nor docs she plan to be. "I don't want to be a working mother," she says. "I want to be at home with my children." Their biggest support, the open secret of their calm, they agree, is their church. "We're Latter-day Saints." Tim said. "The church is a real big help in bringing kids up." Debbie nodded in agreement. That is why, they say, they do not fear to have several children in a world that seems to flirt weekly with the apocalyptic, SWPEM SOMEONE BEGAN THIRTV TALKING ABOUT THE '6v'INNSS BOOK OF W0RLP lMJ ,4

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