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CITY The Arizona Republic Golf courses' tax protests rejected 00 Page 19 Dean can help uncover identity of Jane Doe He then added the following improvement values to the land value of each course: per hole; good $7,000 per hole; fair $3,500 per hole. Kunes came up with the following full cash value, per acre over last year: Goodyear $600 to Desert Forest- $600 to Apache Wells to Golden Hills to Sun City North and South $850 to Wickenburg $400 to and Desert Sands to $2,500. He said all other courses maintained their old valuation or had it decreased. In other business during an informal afternoon meeting the supervisors: -Heard staff reports on the expansion of offices in the county administration building to make way for two more supervisors in 1972. -Agreed to the lease of office space at 506 W.

Monroe in Buckeye for relocation of the sheriff's substation there. -Decided to require posting of bond by any outside organization or group using county facilities in order to protect against damage to facilities. The county plans to bill the Legal Aid Society for cleanup of the supervisors auditorium which was required after the society met there last week. Public golf courses, which operate on a greens fee basis, had already been placed on the commercial tax rolls prior to last year. Kunes said he found resort courses, such as the one at the Arizona Biltmore, and a few private courses were accepting players on a fee basis as space permitted.

Kunes said he then sought an opinion from the state attorney general on whether resort and private courses which accepted some fee players were commercial. The attorney general subsequently ruled courses which are primarily social, recreational or philanthropic would be considered residential. However, courses are commercial "if the objective is primarily business or profit," the attorney general said. As a result of this opinion, Kunes said, he hiked the assessment rate from 18 to 25 per cent on the following courses: Arizona Biltmore, Apache Wells, Golden Hills, Sun City-North, Sun City Lakes-East and West, Litchfield Park-Goodyear, San Marcos, Century and North Scottsdale. Kunes said he also hiked the land values on some of the 10 courses and others based on surrounding property values and his own formula on improvements.

The assessor said he ranked all courses in one of three categories excellent, good or fair based on "what it cost to improve and maintain them." By JOHN SWEENY Two Valley golf courses, hit with commercial tax valuations for the first time this year, protested vainly before the Maricopa County Board of Equalization yesterday. The county supervisors, acting as the board of tax equalization, ruled Century and North Scottsdale Country clubs should continue to be taxed at 25 per cent of assessed valuation, as upgraded by the county assessor. Attorneys for the golf courses argued they should be returned to the 18 per cent assessment rate they had last year (the residential rate) because they are primarily private clubs. These were just 2 of 10 private or resort golf courses in the Valley which were put on the commercial rate this year as a result of the assessor's revaluation of this group. Some of the golf courses also were hit with increased property valuations.

Assessor Kenneth R. Kunes said, "This is a class of property we had never checked into." Kunes found many of the golf courses carried land values which were extremely low compared to some of the others. Kunes said he also found many golf courses were being assessed at the residential rate, but were openly advertising for business in newspapers and magazines. msecution in smog needn 't show criminal intent Tuesday, April 27, 1971 Kingman has a Jane Doe buried without headstone in a county cemetery for the lonely and unknown. Her body, placed without tears in a pine box, has been unclaimed for three months.

She's been dead for almost four. Her obituary was mimeographed on pink bulletin sheets by police. "Name unknown DOB unknown POB unknown." Jane Doe cannot rest in peace. She is a murder victim. And Mohave County deputies, desperate to fill the blanks in a case that is mostly blanks, want-Arizonans to play detective and possibly give Jane Doe a name that could likely identify another Doe John Doe, her killer.

"We've tried every method known to police work and then some," Mohave County Sheriff Floyd Cisney said. "We're Unknown murder victim still no closer to this woman's identity. But somebody in Arizona must have seen her, may even know her, or may remember a small something that could help us." Jane Doe received her unholy christening on Jan. 23. Three hunters found her body, frozen by winter yet partially decomposed, forced into a muslin deer sack.

She had been strangled and dumped in game country, 3 miles east of U.S. 93 and 30 miles southeast of Kingman. Then began the police crochet work of which television series are made. Jane's physical description (white female, 5 feet 4, 125-140 pounds, 35-40 years old, brownish black hair with a caesarean Paul Public true birth scar on her abdomen) was mated with her clothing (multicolored, size 14 blouse with five brass buttons and epaulets; orange, size 12 stretch pants; Pixie-type leather boots, size 5V2B) and mailed to 800 law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. Her fingerprints were sent to the FBI in Washington.

Details of her expensive dentistry, including two missing molars and a $500 microband bridge, were reported in dental magazines and checked against 8,000 patient files in one Phoenix lab alone. A Flagstaff police artist sketched a portrait, which, like a passport photograph, was businesslike but unflattering. A pathologist reported that a bone indentation indicated Jane Doe was used to wearing a wedding ring and other signs indicated she had been the mother of three children. She also liked lima beans, probably didn't smoke, and was physically meticulous, down to her evenly manicured fingernails. But the depth of clues and width of distribution produced negative results.

Sheriff Cisney, Sgt. Don Parrish and Detective Joe Chapin are down to playing hunches and presumptions. They believe Jane Doe was killed at the end of the Dec. 1 31 bow hunting season. Five thousand licenses were issued to archers for the season.

Each applicant is being checked out. And every married bowman is being asked to produce his wife for questioning. Jane's clothes were quality wear, her hair had been handled by a beauty parlor and a dentist estimated she had spent at least $2,100 on her teeth. So hotels, motel and stores that cater to upper middle class traffic still are being checked. Every missing person report for this Arizona California Nevada Utah area, filed before or after the murder, has been chased down.

Twenty three previously missing women have been found. All were alive and obviously not Jane Doe. Veteran cop Cisney has his own guess about the case. He thinks it is probably a "momma poppa" killing by an enraged husband. Somewhere, he believes, there are Jane Doe's three children, maybe at school or -married and away from home, who are being stalled by their father and have yet to worry about their mother.

"But they'll start worrying before long," he said. "Time has a habit of solving murder mysteries." And placing names on headstones for Jane Does. ing and give final reading and passage to the measure. Senate President Bill Jacquin, Tucson, said the Senate would give SB 2 final reading today if the upper chamber receives the bill from the House in time to act. Otherwise, the bill will go to the governor tomorrow.

Sen. James McNulty, D-Bisbee, minority member of the joint conference, filed a minority report opposing the. bill "in final form." "I don't believe it will make an appreciable dent in attacking McNulty explained later. "It is not the Continued on Page 22 Stewart charged Martinez may have been lured into the offense by the law enforcement agents and his friends. Martinez once was ranked among the nation's top fighters and had bouts around the world.

A shoulder injury forced him out of boxing in the early 1960s. The ex-boxer told the judge, "I know that I have done wrong. I feel I will never commit any other crime. If you can just give leniency (probation), I will live up to any conditions you impose." Martinez actually pleaded guilty to unlawful sale of a narcotic drug. Six counts on three other indictments were then dismissed by the government.

Copple also sentenced four of Martinez' co-defendants. Donald Vasquez Saenz. 42, a former boxer who worked with Martinez in Ail-American; Luis A. Santa Cruz; and Al-phonso Abel Lucero, drew six year terms. Alex M.

Lebario, 24, was sentenced to an indefinite term under the Youth Corrections Act. Senate OKs compromise on permanent juries bill cases Ruling against Phoenix firm a 'landmark' By CHERYL REXFORD The Arizona Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the prosecution does not have to prove criminal intent in air pollution cases. The high court's unanimous decision came on an appeal from the Maricopa County attorney's office in a case involving Arizona Mines Supply Co. Superior Court Judge Kenneth Chat-win had ruled earlier that the prosecution must prove criminal Intent on the part of the defendant. His ruling came during the trial.

The county attorney's office in its appeal argued that the only question to be determined was whether the defendant was emitting excessive pollutants into the atmosphere on a specific day. The decision was judged by the county attorney's office as probably one of the first of its kind decided by a state supreme court. Upon learning of the high court's ruling, Joseph J. Weinstein, director of environmental services for the Maricopa County Health Department, remarked: "This is really a landmark decision. We are tremendously elated by it because we have been sitting here wondering for a long time what would happen to our system if the decision went against it.

"We now know that everything we have was set up on good ground," he added. Weinstein added that "this is probably the strongest decision made in any state so far. We want to get it out to federal authorities and other states as quickly as possible because of its importance." He noted that several other states had been watching the case with much interest. Arizona Mines Supply 5501 W. Madison, was charged with two counts of air pollution, a misdemeanor punishable by fines of $50 to $1,000 a day, on Sept.

23, 1970, by the county attorney's office. By its decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the lack of criminal intent is no defense to violations of the state air pollution control laws. In the opinion written by Justice Jesse A. Udall, the high court noted that "the basic premise of the concept of 'strict liability' offenses is that the mere doing of the act constitutes the offense and the fact that the act was done without intent or in 'happy ignorance will not exonerate the party, nor does this make the prohibited act any less harmful to society." The opinion said that nowhere in the Air Pollution Act "does it provide that before the state may convict someone of 'air pollution' it must first prove that the air contaminant was discharged knowingly or intentionally." The fact that Arizona Mines Supply applied for and was granted a permit does not mean the corporation was granted a license to pollute, the opinion stated. It also reaffirmed Maricopa County's air pollution control regulations and a chart used to determine the density of pollution.

In respect to the appealed case, the Supreme Court noted that "it is common knowledge that air pollution today poses a serious threat to the health of this nation, and, as such, clearly falls within the scope of the state's regulatory The Arizona Senate yesterday approved by voice vote a joint conference committee compromise on a bill to permit permanent grand juries in the state's two largest counties. Sen. John Conlan, R-Phocnix, said the committee substituted a 16-member grand jury in place of the 20 called for earlier in the House-passed version. It would take nine members to return an indictment. With this provision resolved, the conference committee approved the bill for final passage in both The House is scheduled to vote on the conference committee report this morn They were serious, tool Women's Liberation Movement members found out Lib members paraded in the uptown district to show last night they have some'opposition and it is from their displeasure with the trend.

Menfolk were on the distaff side. Wearing hot pants, about 20 women the sideline for this bout and approved such Anti-Lib on horseback and scores of marching Female Anti- supporters as Miss Carol Brizzee, 3101 N. 45th Drive. Ex-ring ace Jimmy Martinez gets 8 years on dope count Republic photo by Sue Levy fiesta spokesman for 11 Catholic priests who called for the defeat of HB207 from their individual pulpits on Sunday, said yesterday that passage of the measure would "make it nearly impossible to correct the poor and working conditions of farm workers." "HB207 gives absolute protection to growers during the harvest period," Father Wasielewski said. Gustavo Gutierrez and Robert Coriell, both organizers for the UFWOC, told the ci'owd that HB207 would serve as the "frosting on the cake" for domineering growers.

Farm workers, they said, already are excluded from or compromised by every piece of labor legislation. A STRAI6HT style Labor hill By ALBERT J. SITTER About 250 farm workers and sympathizers yesterday demonstrated on the Capitol Mall against a labor bill that they charged would further the exploitation of agricultural employes. The peaceful musical and sloganeering protest, sponsored by the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFW-OC), was aimed at House Bill 207. The measure would forbid farm workers to strike during harvest time and outlaw boycotts.

Introduced by Rep. Stan Akers, R-Phoenix, a prominent grower, the bill already had passed two House committees. However, Rep. Timothy A. Barrow, R-Phocnix.

assured the farm workers in protested in advance of the demonstration that the bill would not be considered by the House Rules Committee, of which he is chairman. House leaders had feared that the protest might grow violent and that the backlash in the legislature would result in the passage of the measure. The protesters, mostly Chicano men, women and children with a sprinkling of clergymen and college students, were anything but violent. They contented themselves with parading once around the Capitol complex and reserving the remainder of the two-hour affair for music, song and speeches denouncing HB207 and its sponsor, Akers. The Rev.

Henry a i 1 i. a Jimmy Martinez, former Arizona middleweight boxing champion, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison yesterday as a member of a heroin sales ring. His wife fled the courtroom in tears after U.S. District Judge William Copple rejected leniency pleas made by the well-dressed Martinez, 42, and his lawyer, Harry Stewart. "You already have had a great deal of leniency from the government when it dismissed three other more serious charges against you," Copple told the defendant.

"You should not have been involved in the heroin traffic. As a bail bondsman, you knew the risks that were involved." Martinez was manager of the All-American Bail Bond Co. in Phoenix when he and six others were arrested last Aug. 21, after an investigation of several weeks by state and federal agents. They were accused of trying to peddle a pound of heroin, which could have been cut into 44,000 individual fixes bringing $500,000 on the illicit market.


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