Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 16, 1970 · Page 1
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Wednesday, December 16, 1970
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e Weather ALBUQUERQUE: Cloudy and continued cool today. Occasional snow Thursday. High today near 48. Lows tonight 25 Valley and Sunport. (Details on A-2.) All Good Morning After The Christmas Season There Probably Will Be Quite A Few Of Us Who Could Use A Deficiency Appropriation. NAL 90th Year Volume 366 Number 77 Wednesday Morning, December 16, 1970 72 Pages in Eight Sections Price 10c Carrie Tingley Christmas Party Douglas Tommy, Becky, Jim, buster Bid Others A wait HolidavReded ! Compiled From Journal By GRACE M. PRATHER f The Journal Staff TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES - Tommy has never heard of Santa Claus and doesn't quite know what to think of the Christmas tree at the Carrie Tingley Hospital here. And Tommy also doesn't know that Christmas Day is the time to open presents. TOMMY'S ONLY 4-months-old and will be spending his first Christmas at the hospital away from his mother and father. The child, born with clubbed feet, has casts on his legs above the knees to correct the defect. "We have to have the casts changed two or three times a week to make sure the bones are pushed back exactly where they should be." said nurse Mrs. Mary Kirkland. "I know it hurts him when the doctors have to move the bones like that, but he's such a good baby and hardly ever cries. "He likes to be propped up on the pillows in his crib every afternoon after his nap so he can watch the children come back from school." Mrs. Kirkland carried him for over an hour as we toured the hospital. Like any baby, he was perfectly content until she put him down. "I have looked everywhere to find a mobile for him one of those bouncy things that hang over cribs but I haven't found one anywhere. We don't usually have any patients who are so young." VHS. KIRKLAND said that since the defect is being corrected so early in life, Tommy will probably be able to walk normally for the rest of his life. Tommy and each of the other patients at the hospital would be most grateful recipients of even one small Christmas gift from generous New Mexicans. He may not know of the generosity of state citizens who help bring him Christmas 50 ift ( V I H I ... X 1 ' :Jf i in Continued on A-7 Four-Month-Olil Carrie Tingley Patient Will Spend First Christmas at Hospital HSS Director Cites Need Of Additional $2.3 Million of Services ap- By WAYNE S. SCOTT Of the Journal's Santa Fe Bureau SANTA FE - The Dept Health and Social needs a "deficiency' propriation of $2.3 million from me next legislature to get it through the 1970-71 fiscal year, John Jasper, outgoing director, told the Legislative Finance Committee Tuesday. He also told the committee tlie state is now in an "overmatched" position in welfare payments to families with dependent children. He said 38 cents of the average amount now paid per person is strictly state money, with no federal matching funds. Any increase in the size of average grants in these cases would be entirely state money, he said. The appropriation needed for 1971-72, Jasper said, need not be as large as he first thought. The "case load" of welfare recipients is not increasing as much as had been predicted, he said, and his requested general fund appropriation probably can be cut by about $1.2 million. Board members also heard Fernando C de Baca, outgoing motor vehicle commissioner say that the Dept. of Motor Vehicles now owes about $160,000 and will need a deficiency appropriation of $240,000 to see it through the end of the fiscal year. JASPER PRESENTED no revised budget request, however, officially leaving Continued on A-7 Southern Union Appeals to Court Utility Argues for Hike From the Journal's Santa Fe Bureau SANTA FE Attorneys for Southern Union Gas Co. argued in district court here Tuesday their firm should have been granted an increase in gas rates by the state Public Service Commission. District Judge Samuel Z. Montoya, before whom the case was argued, gave the parties 30 days in which to submit their requested findings of fact and conclusions of law. The judge will make his decision sometime after he has received these. a a a held is fair The Public Service mission several months Com- ago denied the application of the firm for an increase in rates. The commission, after lengthy hearing, adopted formula for determinging uuiuy s rate base and Southern Union already earning more than a return on the established rate case. The utility appealed the decision to the district court here. The formula set up for determining the rate base was attacked by Southern Union attorneys in their arguments Tuesday. In particular, they argued the "ratio method" the commission used to find depreciation on "reproduction cost new" of the firm's physical properties was not fair. The method used was the prime factor which caused the firm's determined rate base to be so low the commission held it was not entitled to a rate increase. William Federici and Seth Montgomery, Santa Fe attorneys, and a Southern Union lawyer from Houston presented the utility's arguments before the court. J. Houstoun M. Clinch of Chicago represented the Public Service Commission in upholding its method of determination of rate base. Arnold Fieldman, attorney for the Atomic Energy Commission, presented arguments for the U.S. government, which also is opposing the rate increase. Wires WASHINGTON A special House subcommittee Tuesday rejected demands for impeachment proceed ings against Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, but its 924-page report only fueled the controversy over the 2-year-old court liberal. The report by a five-man judiciary subcommittee said an eight-month investigation turned up no evidence that Douglas misused his office, advocated revolution, associated with underworld characters or committed other breaches of the law or judicial ethics cited by his critics. Conservative foes of Douglas predictably denounced the report, and a liberal Democrat who initiated the impeachment charges against Douglas last April unexpectedly said he was dissatisfied, too. Rep. Andrew Jacobs Jr., D-Ind., joined conservatives in complaining that the subcommittee did not hold hearings to take testimony under oath and io auow cross-examination of witnesses. He said he would continue to demand such hear ings. JACOBS INDICATED when he introduced the impeachment resolution that he wanted to keep Douelas' critics from launching an inquiry outside the judiciary committee ana turning it into a circus. "... I think an investigation oi mis nature, to oe full and responsible, requires the taking of testimony under oath." Jacobs said. House Renublican leader Gerald R. Ford, who raised most of the charges, denounced me report as a partisan whitewash bv the Democratic majority of the judiciary sub committee and said its contents cry for more searching quiry." He and other Douglas critics have promised to renew the campaign for removal of the 72 year-old justice in the new Con gress that convenes in January. The report, whose conclusions were announced in general terms Dec. 3, was signed by the tnree Democratic members of the five - man subcommittee Rep. William M. McCulloch, R-Ohio, abstained and Rep. Edward Hutchinson, R-Mich., filed a dissent accusing the subcommittee of "passing judgment before all the evidence is in." BUT REP. EMANUEL Celler, D-N.Y, the judiciary committee chairman who headed the inquiry, said "all fair-minded people" should agree with the report's conclusions, which were based on examination of more than oOO.OOO documents. "The facts are clear," he said. "Based on this mountain of evidence, no one on the subcommittee would assert that there IS a basis for imnearh ment. Should we strain to dredge all of the seven seas?" Most of the report deals with the Parvin Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to Promote democratic principles in underdeveloped L-uunuies. Douglas served as foundation president from 1960 to 1969. Ford accused Douelas nf giving legal advice to the foundation in violation of law and of associatina with known nam. biers and underworld characters through foundation activities. The committee reDort savs an examination of material sub mitted by Douelas "inriieafpH that activities described by Rep. ford in nis ADTll IS sneech particularly tnose activ t pk that related to the Dominican Republic, involved reoresen- tatives from the Central In telligence Agency." THE REPORT, larded with letters and other documents from Douglas' files, concluded that Douglas never practiced law for the foundation. Victor L. Mmdlin, a Los Angeles attorney. signed a sworn affidavit contained in the report stating that ne was tne attorney for the foundation and that Douelas did not practice law. or eive legal advice, in connection with the toundation. ombin g Resumption , TFh o o mm ma argaming wwmmwiwun... , I-- If V I , 7 J i I r J. 2 x 1 I y ' ixTS j - II !I V. h- 'V. WWWW9LI i . . ?r i GRIEVANCE SESSION: City officials again met with representatives of minority groups for a face-to-face confrontation on several issues Tuesday. City Commission Vice Chairman Harry Kinney, right in above photo, suggested regular meetings with the groups while Fred Ward, left above, a spokesman for the NAACP, agreed. Acting Police Chief John Duffy, left, listened to complaints of police harassment and said he would be willing to forego issuance of vagrancy citations should the commission agree to a temporary suspension of the ordinance. (Journal Photos by Barry Aguilar) Paris Talk Good Faith Key: Laird WASHINGTON (UPI) - Defense Secretary Melvin Pw. Laird Tuesday hinted for the first time that the United States might resume bomb ing of North Vietnam if Hanoi does not beein bar gaining in good faith at the fans peace talks. At the same time. he reiterated that the United States would stick to its announced plans to cut American forces in South Vietnam to 284.000 bv next May 1. Answering Questions at a news conference, Laird pulled from his notebook an excerpt from a news briefing given at the Pentagon Oct. 31, 1968, the day the total halt to the bomhine of North Vietnam was announced. THE OFFICIAL who eavp the briefing could be identified un- aer me ground rules only as "defense officials." but Laird made it clear the briefer was his predecessor as defense secretary, Clark M. Clifford. Laird pointed to his feet and said, "these are the same Defense Dept. officials that are standing right here now." Then he read Clifford's answer to the question, "under what conditions would bombing be resumed over North Viet nam? The answer was: "If the good faith that the President is now attaching to their efforts to get substantive talks started disen-tegrates or disappears, and if it is ascertained that they are not proceeding in good faith in their negotiations and that efforts are being made to violate the good faith understanding, bv move ments of one kind or another, Continued on A-5 Hill MWliaMiMMaMiJUglj'j Kinney Leaves Room as Minorities Lash Officials on Several Issues By MIKE PADGET City officials received a verbal lashing on several issues Tuesday from representatives of Albuquerque's minority groups at a meeting which ended after the vice chairman of the City Commission walked from the room. away Journal Index Action Line D-l Around New Mexico .. ..D-l Arts E-7 Bridge G-7 Classified G-l-G-fi Comics G-7 Crossword Puzzle G-7 Daily Record G-8 DearAbby B-l Editorials A-j Financial F-7-F-8 Movies F-6 Obituaries G-8 People's Column A-5 Stars Say G-7 Sports F-l F-5 Today's Calendar A-13 TV Log .. .. a-13 Woman's World B-l-B-2 The meeting, which tinned for more than hours, was attended bv than 100 representatives of the iegro and Spanish-American communities, who hurled continuous barrage questions and a lone list nf Ho mands at the City Commission member and other officials in city government. After the crowd broke city officials still were certain if members of groups at the meeting would be willing to meet again. Harry Kinney, commission vice chairman, earlier had suggested the commission continue to meet with representatives of minority groups on a regular basis. HOWEVER, many persons in the room said they wanted the city to act immediately on their demands which ranged irom tiring certain police ncers to expandng the Housing Board to include con-three more a of up, un- the more members, representing three Negro groups and three Spanish-American groups. City Manager Richard Downtown Mall Plan Meet Today City commissioners and members of the Citv Plannim? Commission will be asked tn take formal action on the pro posed Dow ntown Plan at a joint meeting at 9:30 a.m. today at City Hall. Also on the agenda w ill he a set of parking regulations being Thoto on A-5 suggested as a possible answer to the parking shortage in the downtown area. The Downtown Plan, a project of several months of planning and discussions, includes a design for a dramatic change to the downtown shoDDins area bv Iclosing West Central A v e . be- of- city six Wilson said he still intTvH tn Ihveen First and Sixth Sts and installing a landscaped shopping mall area. However, the plan, which encompasses the area of Broadway, Coal, Lomas and Eighth Sts. also designates several land use patterns, such as a location for the new central branch library, civic center, both surface and undereround oarkin and suggested locations of various types of buildings. The set of Drouosed nai-Wintt regulations, included in a recent study by Wilbur Smith and Associates of San Francisco. establish the number of off-street parking spaces which would be required for all new businesses or additions to business constructed in the city. The number of snaocs rn. quired would be determined by me type ot Duucting use involved w ith each business. continue to work imDlempnt several proposals as soon as possible. Among the items which will be considered by the commission at a later date is making a possible change in the city's vagrancy ordinance. Kinney said the commission would act "on or before" the third commission meeting in January to change the ordinance. The Tuesday meeting was marred by several disruptions, including a strong cry of protest from several members of the crowd when a plain-clothes police officer walked through the midst of the crowd with the butt of his pistol protruding from beneath his suit coat. KINNEY LATER walked Continued nn A-fi

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