Casa Grande Dispatch from Casa Grande, Arizona on September 1, 1971 · Page 3
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Casa Grande (Ariz.) DISPATCH Wednesday. September 1. 1971 3 Arizona Public Service Asks Increase Crime Force Begins Work Today' "•*"«» 18 ' 4 Per Cent Electricity Hike Vdr * PHORK1X (AP> — Ari7ona of APS. said the increases were company's proposed rate in- member of the commissio PHOENIX (AP) — A six-man crime fighting team begins work today in Arizona. Arizona Atty. General Gary Nelson told a news conference Tuesday that the group would be going into a training phase today, and would hope to produce several grand jury indictments within a year. The attorney general said the anti-crime strike force would, in addition to concentrating on Mafia bosses, investigate organized crime activity affecting burglary, smuggling, gambling, securities, legitimate business, prostitution, narcotics pushing, government corruption and fencing of stolen goods. Nelson said the six-man team was set up under contro! of the Organized Crime Council, which he heads. He said he took the action because local police just don't have.the manpower or resources to combat organized crime flowing across city and county lines. Heading the strike force will be Stanley L. Patchell, 39. a former Pima County deputy attorney, assistant U.S. attorney and Tucson city prosecutor. .:;;:«:>^S: ; :&:s;...v><^^^^ N JEWS BRIEFS AROUND I THE I WORLD I By Associated Press :&•:; :&•;. ¥ »* : :&¥.W#:¥x...*Kv.%*S^ Federal Aid to Education Boosted WASHINGTON •- A California court decision striking down the slate's system of financing its public schools lias generated new steam behind a push fir increased federal aid to education. "The prospects for a general school aid bill never looked better," Hep. Roman 0. Pucinski, D-Itl.. chairman of f ±e House genera! education subcommittee said Tuesday. Pucinski is sponsor of one of three general aid bills tow before the full Education and Labor Committee. He said he will hold hearings on them as soon as possible after Congress returns from its summer recess Sept 8. Nixon Invokes Executive Privilege WASHINGTON — President Nixon, claiming executive piiviipge for the second time since taking office, has denied the Senate Foreign Relations Committee data on military-aid plans. The action brought to a head an already bitter battle over •secr«c\ with committee chairman J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark.. who sought a document he said detailed a five-year plan of military assistance. Hot Battle Over Wage Freeze WASHINGTON' - Two labor groups and Boston policemen have filed lawsuils challenging the constitutionality of President Nixon's wage-price freeze, especially as it applies to deferred pay raises and government employes. The Justice Department, replying Tuesday to a similar suit brought last week by four Cathehc S-r.-versity professors in Washington, said an injunction against the 90-day freeze would result "in the irreparable dislocation of the President's program to stem inflation., reduce unemployment and reduce our trade deficit " U.S. Pornography Rivals Denmark WAS1H\'GTO\ — Openly sold and shown American por- nographv has become as explicit as anything in Denmark, says a presidential pornographj commission researcher, and is probabK aboui. a {200 million-a-year industry. John S. Sampson, who was a commission staff member, said a reasonable estimate for I'.S. hardcore pornography — stag films and other orcitica sold under the counter — is $5 million to $10 million a >ear although reliable figures don't exist. Nixon Seeks Unity on Busing Issue SAN CLEMENTE. Calif. — The school desegregation busing controversy, sometimes described as a political liability for President Nixon, has prompted a new round of White House- authorized comment. After EHioi Richardson, secretary of health, education and welfare, met for more than an hour with Nixon Tuesday, Press 5eeretar> Ronaid L Ziegler produced the HEW chief for newsmen in what clearly was an effort to establish a united administration front on the busing question. Castro Closing Cuban Airlift WASHINGTON — State Department officials say the United States has, asked Cuba to continu the six-year-old Cuban refugee airlift. But there appears scant ; rospect Premier Fidel Castro will say yes. Havana's intent to shut down the I'.S.-financed shuttle flights from Varadero to Miami was announced Tuesday. Still awaiting Cuban approval for travel to America are some 100.000 Cubans with -relative's' in the I'nited States. Lawyer Named in 5 Murder Counts SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Authorities have issued an all-points bulletin for Stephen M. Bingham and charged the 29-year-old lawyer with five counts of murder in connection with a San Quentin prison escape attempt Aug. 21. Mann County Dist 'Atty Bruce Bales accused Bingham of smuggling a gun to George Jackson, a black militant convict killed in the attempt, which also look five other lives. San Quentin Guards Resign SAN Ql'EVTIN, Calif. — San Quentin Prison officials say eight guards have resigned since a bloody escape attempt Aug. 21 ivhich took the lives of three guards and three convicts, including black militant George Jackson. Since the escape attempt, the Department of Corrections has -authorized the employment of 30 new guards at San Quentin, •i Continued on page 1i; The other two attorneys on the strike force are Charles C. Diettrich, 30, a former Maricopa County deputy attorney and now an assistant U.S. attorney; and Patrick J. McGroder IH, 26, an attorney in the private law firm of Maricopa County Supervisor Robert Stark. The chief investigator is J. A. Cozad, 36, who works with the Department of Public Safety's Narcotics Division. His two assistants will be^R. C. Freeland, 38, and Harvey Dedmon, 32, both with the intelligence division of the DPS. TEMPE TORNADO Damage Tallied At $ 3 Million PHOENIX (AP) - Col. William G. Eldridge, Maricopa County Civil Defense director, says Monday night's tornado which swept through Tempe and Mesa may cost insurance companies and estimated $3 million. The storm, with winds up to UK) miles an hour, ripped off roofs, toppled trees and power lines and injured 41 persons. One man, identified as George T. Stout, 68, Mesa, died of a heart attack during the storm. The National Weather Service in Phoenix confirmed Tuesday that the storm was a tornado. The last tornado reported in the state up until Monday was Sept. 5, 1970. It occurred in the same general area as Monday night's storm. However, it was considered a relatively small one and only resulted in around $10,000 damage, the weather service said. Meanwhile. Maricopa County- Assessor Kenneth R. Kunes said that owners of house .trailers and houses that were damaged by the storm would be eligible for some property tax relief. He noted that state law provides a taxpayer can petition the county board of supervisors for a reduction in valuation of destroyed residential property from the date of its destruction. Kunes said his office was examining all area of possibility of tax considera'ion for those persons affected by the storm. "Exactly how we will work this out,' 1 he said, "I do not know at this time." Lawyer's; Release Angers Citizenry WINSLOW (AP) — A group of citizens is circulating a petition protesting the release of the former city attorney and a businessman without bond on a narcotics charge Robert T Jenkins, 37, fired at a special meeting of the city council last Saturday, and John McDaniel, also 37, were arrested last Wednesday at the Winslow Airport by state agents who reported seizing about 400 pounds of marijuana. The pair, arraigned the next day, had been held in the Coconino County jail in lieu of $75,000 bond each. A hearing to reduce the bond was held Monday in Phoenix before U.S. Commissioner Richard Gormley, who released the men on their own recognizance. . Citizens circulating the petition said it will be printed Wednesday in the Winslow a weekly and a copy sent to Reminder, newspaper, Gormley. PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Public Service Co. asked the State Corporation Commission Monday to allow it to increase its electrical rates by 18.4 per cent and its gas charges by 14 per cent. William P. Reilly, president Appraisers Fix APS Valuation PHOENIX (AP) — An engineering consulting firm told the Arizona Corporation Commission Tuesday that :t had appraised Arizona Public Service Co. facilities at $763 million. The appraisal, prepared by the Black & Veatch firm of Kansas City, was accepted by the commission during the second day of hearings on a proposed gas and electric rate increase sought by APS. The commission's attorney, Asst. Atty. Gen. Charles Wahl, objected to the commission's accepting th'e appraisal because it included an interstate power line which he said should not be supported by APS customers. Commission Chairman Russell Williams told Wahl that the commission would decide later if deductions 'should be made from the appraisal. APS attorney Edward Jacobson told commissioners they are required to deduct the inter-state Jine from the firm's value only if shown that the line is not bringing the company enough revenue from out of state to pay its way. Commissioner Al Faron argued it might be inconsistent to recognize the line for rate purposes while APS was resisting payment of gross receipts tax on revenue from the line. But Jacobson told .Faron that the company's position was "not contradictory." • The hearing on the proposed rate increases continued today. Before the use of water meters J slaughter hou.sei in Ne\v York, andi St. Louis were charged on the! basis of five cents for each bullock! slaughtered. Most other cities! charged flat monthly rates ranging! from S5.00 to S 10.00, according utl Rockwell Manufacturing Com-f pany. of APS, said the increases were needed to offset inflation, finance pollution control and avert power shortages during pe;ik use periods. However, Reilly told the commission that those percentages sought would not be applicable to individual utility bills.. He added that the impact of the proposed increases on individual bills would not be made public until next week. Reilly said President Nixon's wage-price freeze will not obviate the need for a utility rate increase to compensate for the pa st decade of inflation thai has sent interest, labor and material costs" and taxes up at APS. The uti'ity company official conceded, under cross- examination by commission attorney Charles Wahl, that the -firm's operating expenses in relation to operating revenue decreased 20.3 per cent over the last 10 years. Wahl also brought out that APS earnings per sliare increased from $1.07 to $1 73 in the same period. Reilly took the witness stand over objections from J. Michael Morris, who has intervened as a utility customer in the commission's hearing on the company's proposed .crease. Morris said the hearing is illegal because the commission did riot file its hearing procedures and rate-making formulae with the secretary of state pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act. The corporation commission took the objections under advisement. Dick Herbert, a former member of the commission, also sought to intervene. However, he was told that while he could have access to documentary evidence offered m the hearing, he could not cross-examine company witnesses since his motion to intervene was late under commission rules. He later said tie believes he has grounds to appeal the commission's ruling. "HAPPY FA THER'S DA Y!" OBJECTIONS RAISED Slap Cabeza Prieta Plan YUM A (APi — The Department of Interior's proposal to change the Cabeza Prieta Game Range into a wilderness area has once again brought opposition from the Yuma County- Board of Supervisors. The proposed-wilderness area •would be 60 miles in length and average22 miles in depth, north and south. Approximately 77 per cent of the area would be in Yuma County. The board of supervisors, in a statement issued Tuesday, urged that not all 744,000 acres of the Cabeza Prieta Game Range be included in the proposed wilderness area. It asked that a cne-half mile corridor be left through the game range, keeping the roads unimproved a.id ' left in their natural state as they have remained since man first entered this area many years ago." The board feels that the animals in the range, principally the desert bighorn sheep and Sonoran antelope, would soon disappear if man-made lakes, pools and ponds are not constructed, and water supplied by mechanical means. The county officials added that its recommendations were based on "intimate knowledge of these lands." The Interior Department has scheduled public hearings next month on the proposed wilderness area. Wilson Motors CASA GRANIDE 511 W. 2nd St. Phono 836-7433 osner * WHAT GOES UP MUST... 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