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Phoenix, Arizona
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Monday, March 20, 1961
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Don Dedera Ding Dong Daddy Town Bes Lil Ol Spot In Texas Sports Television .-tmuwmrnls .nuirx II fin I Ath THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC Monday, March 20, 1961 THE STATE'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Page, 21 THE CHAMBER of Commerce of Dumas, Tex., must have a liberal budget, because a representative telephoned to say: "Dumas 111 ol town leven thousand sittin out heah on top of a gasfield^It is! "We tryin git a lil publicity, doncha know, as a tourist center? Bes lil ol place in Texas have a good time." He said the residents agreed on a nickname for Dumas, by way of stimulating tourist traffic. They are calling it Dumas, the Ding Dong Daddy Town! * # * My copy of Duncan Mines' "Adventures in Good Eating" arrived, and I can't wait to order my favorites: Hachis a I'Americaine. Blftek a la Hambourgoise. Oefs a Jambon. Carbonnades de Pore. Hath. Hamburger. Ham V eggs. Pork chops. * # * RUTH NELSON tells us that Tucson is acquiring a national fame for its screen tests for suspected drunk drivers. While a driver performs, a sound camera grinds away, and the film strip is admissible as evidence in court. Tha tests are familiar: Walk a straight line. Close eyes and bring in forefinger to nose. Pick up coins from floor. Repeat, "Around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran." Tucson reports—• "Under the new system, there is no record of counsel having entered an innocent plea for his client after seeing a sneak preview of the film." # <tt w Smokey Bear with a shave, J. Morgan Smith of Albuquerque, N.M., has distributed his annual report on the multiple uses of the 12 National Forests in Arizona and New Mexico. Recreation is deemed to be "the fastest growing use." In 1960, there were 8,200,000 visits to the forests. Up a half million from the year before. Lumber worth $22 million wholesale was harvested. The forests supported 330,000 big game animals, 231,000 cattle and 136,000 sheep. The men in green picked up 899,000,000,000,000 beer cans. At least, it seemed that many. * # * ALL WOMEN appreciate fur coats, but Mrs. John R. Sandige Sr. will have an especially high regard for hers. Her husband, one of Phoenix's veteran realtors (since 1920), borrowed some traps from a forest ranger. He set them on the Verde River below Camp Verde where beavers are a nuisance to irrigators. He trapped six in January and 11 in February. They averaged 40 pounds. Each required two hours to skin. The pelts are now back East, being made into the full- length coat. Oak Creek Glad Over Bypass By DICK STURGES SEDONA — Since the opening of the last section of Black Canyon Highway in November, motorists traveling between Flagstaff jand Phoenix may choose to )ypass Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. What effect will this loss of traffic have on the essen- ially tourist-geared economy of he Oak Creek area? Sentiment here seems to be that hings will be better than ever. "The majority of people here are happy with the bypass," said Ray Bingham, Sedona- Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce president. "If and when the Arizona High way Department stops commercial traffic from using 89 A through the Canyon we will consider the bypass fe comp lete," he '*'' added. "We will have a more quiet and restful area and our greatest drawing card is this." Bingham said they Phoenix Uses Electronic Gadgets To Battle City's Fires Assistant Chief E. J. Mclndoo Holds Miniature 2-Way Radio In One Hand, And Cigarette In Other As Rue A. Echols Tests "Smokeye" Heat Detector Economist Asks Study Of Water TUCSON (AP)—Dr. Raymond E. Seltzer, head of the University of Arizona department of agricultural economics, yesterday urged extensive study of three urgent questions to be raised by settlement of the Colorado River water dispute. "If the special master's derision on the Ari/ona-California dispute is upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court, ns expected, it may result n Arizona Rf.UinK an additional ,800,000 acr»! feet of water from hf Colorado River," Seltzer said. Sell/err fools these problems will result: 1. What amounts of water wilh what prohabilltlci can Arl/.ona count on from the river from year to year In the future? 2. What arc (he best and most productive uses that Arizona can make of the additional water? 3. What Is the best way to get these additional waters Into use and out of the river? Selt/cr said the picture at the end of the year on useable water stored in Arizona's reservoirs looked Dorothy Kilgallen Rumors Have It Ingo's Ex ~. To Ask Additional Support INTERESTING if true rumors from Goteborg, Sweden, have it that the ex-Mrs. Ingemar Johannson plans to file for additional support late in April. She has a daughter, Jean, by the recently defeated heavyweight. If true, the unpleasantness would come around the date set for Ingo to marry his scretary and sweetheart, Birgit Lundgren— but then, they've set dates before, haven't they? A fantastic rumor from Cuba—but one from an excellent source—relates that Fidel Castro has "booby-trapped" iall of downtown Havana, including luxury hotels and public buildings, so when he concludes that the jig is up on his crazy regime, he'll press a few buttons and blow up the whole place. Tin Pan Alley talk about the Livingston-Evans score for "Three Men on a Horse" is full of praise and lavish with predictions of hits. Eleven tune publishers and record company executives attended the first important playing of the score, when producer Joel Spector presented it to Betty Grable in Las Vegas. He hopes to persuade her to star in the show when it opens on Broadway ... Mickey Spillane is economizing, or dieting, or perhaps giving up cars for Lent. He used to have 12—now he's down to a mere five. JACKIE CHAN, onetime flame of Antony Armstrong- Jones, is resisting U.S. offers to do a book about Princess Margaret's husband, although there's still considerable interest in the subject in publishing circles. She explains her Golden Rule position succinctly: "I wouldn't like it II someone did it to me." What, no more rusty little black dresses for Edith Piaf ? Marc Bohan of Christian Dior is designing a few numbers for her on-again off-again Russian tour. Joanie Sommers has been signed to costar with Pat Boone on the NBC Pat Boone spectacular April 20—the • result of her fine showing with Bobby Darin on his video show last month. Escudero, the famed flamenco dancer, was so impressed by Carmen Amaya's performance at the Chateau Madrid the other night that he sent a friend out in the middle of the act to buy a large bouquet of roses. After the finale, Escudero went onstage to present the flowers to her. This column's feeling that the producers would have to change the title of the new Paul Newman film, "The Hustlers," to something more attractive was justified when the boys in charge decided to rename it "Sin of Angels." The fresh title was inspired by a William Henry Davies poem, "Ambition," which contains the line: "I had ambition, by which sin the angels fell; I climbed and, step by step, O Lord, ascended into Hell." THE CAST of "Tenderloin" is giggling over Jayne Turner's dating schedule. She's frequently seen with eligible songwriter Johnny Burke, but they have a feeling she prefers another, with whom she has quieter dates . . . Viola Roche, one of the grande dames of the theater, is ailing at her Riverside Drive apartment. She was last seen on Broadway when she replaced Cathleen Nesbitt as He Meany are pletion of Arizona 179 which will make the distance to the Black Canyon Highway 7 miles less than it is now. "In the long run I really think the bypass will be a good thing," Dick V. Duncan, bar and restaurant owner declared. "Those who come here come because there is ia cold mountain stream, scenic I beauty, picnic areas and a restful atmosphere. In the summer, roughly 90 per cent of the business is made up of Tucson, Phoenix and California people who are definitely coming here. They are not just passing through." Duncan and Jim Baker, another restaurant and motel owner, agree winter business will suffer from the bypass. I think we did have quite a few truckers who would stop to eat or '. stay overnight," Baker explained. "We have lost nearly all of these and we have lost the skiers." However, both believe the les- ened traffic will add to the rest- ul atmosphere and scenic beauty if the Canyon area, outweighing he losses. Those who come here will usually return," said Ray Meany, motel and curio store owner. "Absence of this noise will help business more than a through highway. Those who quit coming because of the noise will return and make up for the loss." HE COMMENTED that business is off this year in this part of the state and the cutoff probably will hurt some service stations, motels and restaurants. "Big thing as far as Sedona is concerned is to make the place more attractive for visitors and potential residents," Meany observed, "The area lends itself to the creative artist in every field. We are working on making this the art and cultural center of the West. Then people will want to come to Sedona because of its beauty and man's creative efforts here." Photo shop owner Bob Bradshaw said the persons who really want to see the Canyon will have a chance to see it now. "People were coming to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon because they are here and famous even before the Black Canyon Highway was thought of," he exclaimed. Motel owners Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moser feel the bypass is fine pro- Pioneer Woman Dies In Phoenix MRS. EFF1E Rosina Claridge, 89, an Arizona pioneer and widow of David H. Claridge, one-time president of the Arizona senate, died in a hospital here Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1725 E. Brill. Bishop Cyril D. Foutz will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, with Mortensen- Kingsley Mortuary in charge of arrangements. A native of Bloomington, Idaho, Mrs. Claridge (nee Nelson^ came :o Arizona with her family in 1890. They settled in Thatcher where in 1892 she married Mr. Claridge, who took an active interest in Graham County politics and served four terms in the state senate. The family moved to Phoenix in 1919 and for many years Mr. Claridge was connected with the Valley National Bank. He was elected Maricopa County Recorder, an office he held at the time of his death in June 1945. Mrs. Claridge was a member ol the LDS church and lived at 55 E. Greenway. She took an active interest in the work of the church Survivors include four sons Samuel T. of Duncan, Dell U. of Phoenix, Bert N. of Kingsburg (Continued on Page 22, Col. 1) Firemen Take Up Electronic Gear By JACk CROWE THE PHOENIX Fire Department has gone electronic with a PALM SPRINGS. Calif.—Former President Dwight D. Eisenhow- , jer and Mrs. F.isenhowPr came One is a heat detection gun, called the "Smokeye, that see ! back to Pa , m springs today, Eis- pair of gadgets that will make Buck Rogers and Dick Tracy sit up and take notice. Ike, Mamie Return To Palm Springs "IT WAS more than double the long-time average on the Salt and Verde system, and slightly higher than the long-run average in Lake Mead and Lake Mohavc," Seltzer said. the use of both ground and surface water for irrigation, industrial, and domestic purposes in Arizona during 1056-1960 went up from about 7 million to 7.2 million acre-feet, according to Dr. Seltzer. Pumping continued to be the mujor source of water, providing about 4,700,000 acre-feet of the total supply. As a consequence, ground water levels in the major pumping through smoke. This other is a vestpocket 2-way radio that converts | en hower returning from an eight-' arcas continued to decline. Church Role Panel Set \ FLAGSTAFF — The role of the church in American political and social life will be the subject of a panel discussion Wednesday, sponsored by the Student Religion Council of Arizona State College. The discussion, titled "The Pulpit in Political and Social Af- irS '" assistant fire chiefs into walking command posts. Both were incorporated into the department's regular fire fighting gear by Rae A. Echols, the city's fire communications superintendent. THE RADIOS are regularly marketed commercial items. But Echols actually played a part in the development of the "Smokeye," a revolutionary firefighting gadget that city firemen pioneered • operation- wise six months ago. Echols provided the brainstorm that led to the actual invention of the gadget by Dr. William A. Rhodes, of 4421 N. 14th St. Rhodes is research director of the Henes Manufacturing Co., of Phoenix, now planning to market the invention. Echols explained he needed a device which could seek out hot spots, such as a smoldering short-circuited wire behind a plaster wall. Or perhaps a burning roast in a smoke filled residence. So he mentioned the idea to Rhodes. A few weeks later Rhodes had built such a detector and the "Smokeye," which homes in on heat like a Nike missile, was born. The heat detector is so sensitive that it will pick up a burning cigarette at 50 feet. THE MIDGET radios are worn by assistant fire chiefs at the scene of a fire. Having a range of several blocks, the chiefs use the radios to bark out orders to the numerous fire rigs that converge at a fire. They also use it, via a relay system, to communicate with headquarters. Before acquiring the first of four such transistor radios about l l / 2 years ago, Echols says the chiefs had to scamper hither and yon to marshal firefighters at a fire. "They used to have to run around like chickens with their heads cut off." chuckles Echols. The transmitter and receiver, each slightly larger than a king- size cigarette pack, are usually worn by the chiefs on their belt. -jday visit to Mexico and Mrs. Eis-j enhower from a two-week stayi in Arizona. Mrs. Eisenhower traveled by car from Phoenix, leaving yes- torday morning from Maine j Chance Health Resort. ! Eisenhower and his companions landed at a desert airfield lOJp.m. tomorrow at her home here, miles southeast of Palm Springs Mrs . Kempton is a native of at 10:30 a.m. j Arizona, born in Joseph City of With him in the Richfield oil|P Jonecr par , onts - Her family later 8()th Birthday Fete In. Safford SAFFORD — Open house marking the 80th birthday of Mrs. S. L. Kempton will be from 3 to 6 Co.'s plane were his host at La Paz in Mexico's Baja California, Charles S. Jones, Richfield Board Chairman; Freeman Gosden, the Andy half of Radio's Amos 'n' Andy show; Dr. Melvin M. Plan- oey and two employes. moved to the Gila Valley, one of the first families in the area. A pre-birthday celebration, a family dinner, was held Saturday in the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tempe. Arizonans Great Joiners ™ • u n nS % l t - P ' m ' '"/• f f 0 St iby a car and killed yesterday on Music Hall auditonum and ,s free^^ 8g a mj]e ^ of s > el)s to the public. ' (Thirteenth In a series on what newcomers should know about Arizona.) By RALPH MAHONEY OUTLANDERS who adopt Arizona often 'are prone to adopt Arizona customs. As a rule, Arizonans are a people proud of their joining qualities, and we are not referring to the carpenter trade. If you belonged to a little theater group in Footlight Falls, Ohio, there's no reason why you can't belong to a little theater group in Phoenix. In our senior year in high school we made the mistake of accepting a small part in a play called j "Mother Wore Tights, But It | Was Only Because Father ! Wouldn't Buy Her Anything SELLS (AP) - Joseph Manuel' Else." Called upon to walk Moreno, 28, of TUCMJH. was struck across the stage with a pitcher Tucson Man Hit By Car, Killed CO AMY OF YOU HAVE AW xirmewnc ACCEWT? \vater, we stumbled against the leading lady and doused her with same. That, we might * vided new access roads arelclergymen and two members of Taking par, »,„ b. -I- .oc,, J'SC™^,^ J* ~ «« ~«|"j£ orrnrmfn unH Kfn mpmhprs nf , . . . rr . . J IUT6 intO IOC WOrlU Ot trie marked and in good shape. Grocer R. W. Comerford claims most of his business comes from local people and guests and the loss of :raffic would not harm his business. In fact, he feels persons will be attracted to stay longer now, and this could bring him even more customers. the mother in "My Fair Lady" Russ Morgan's son, Jack, who plays in the Morgan band, is slated for major surgery. the ASC faculty. They are the Rev. William Allison of Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church; Brother Joseph Felix of the Flagstaff Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Insti-! tute; the Rev. Ron Roberts of the Federated Community Church; ton said Moreno apparently ran 1 into the path of a car driven by Dathan George Pablo, 19, of Sells. The death raised Arizona's 1961 traffic toll to 82, seven less than on tin's date a year ago. |Dr. Edgar C. Goyette Jr., assist- Don Hoel, owner of a cabin| ant pro fessor of philosophy at court, summed it up. "I think everyone should be pleased," he declared. ASC, and Dr. William H. Lyon, associate professor of history who will act as panel moderator. S-lt &K0S ON THE NOSE DOES MUCH Examinations Set For Radio Licenses EXAMINATIONS in Phoenix and Tucson for commercial and amateur radio operator licenses were announced yesterday by the Federal Communications Com mission. Amateur exams will be given in Phoenix Union High School from 6 to 9 p.m. April 14. Commercial exams will be in the same location from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15. ater. PHOENIX HAS HAD, and we suppose always will have, a variety of theatrical groups, from which the clarion call goes out for actors and actresses, for singers, for dancers, for directors, for stage hands and for lummoxes like ourself who can't carry a pitcher of water across a stage without spilling it. As a Thespian of sorts, you may join one of these companies with little or no wear and tear on your pocketbook. Church choirs are continually in need of talent. We remember the year we sang first tenor in a choir, right next to another first tenor who suffered from hayfever in the middle of a note. We have yet to find a man with a more high-pitched At Tucson's YMCA, both examsi sneeze. will be given from 9 a.m. to 5' You will discover, if you look p.m. April 22. hard enough, tightly-knit groups that are not only dedicated to the preservation of barbershop quartet singing in America, but to the preservation of the wood- burning locomotive, the automobile with wire wheels, the nut-crested hat t h a t c h e r, thatched roofs, sloping eaves and the old rain barrel at the corner of the house. ALTHOUGH they are quite willing to give up their spare time for the arts, outlanders are loath to give up their identity. Every year, it seems to us, more and more native clubs are being organized. It used to be that the New York Society of Phoenix, the Pennsylvania club of Arizona, and Caiifor- nians for Themselves were the only units that got together on a bright winter afternoon in South Mountain Park and toasted their comradeship and the old hometown in hotdogs, hamburgers and coffee. In recent years we have seen spring up like the proverbial mushroom The Greenv/ich Village Squares, The Virginia Beach. Va., Pebbles, The Rolling Green. Ohio, Hat Weavers, The Pa Tucket Misers, The . Cabbage County, Iowa, Crunch- ers, and tlubi rrpresenunjj a'- 'most every hamlet in the United States. This, we believe, is a good sign. If you can't meet 'em join 'em. We had neighbors once who were rather nondescript: They didn't belong to any foreign club. We learned later that they drove into South Mountain Park every Sunday afternoon during the winter months in hope of meeting someone they knew back from where they came from. They never did, but they certainly ate a lot of hot- dogs, hamburgers and potato salad in the process. WE WENT out to the park one Sunday to shake hands with some friends from our home' town of Middling Clean, Pa. They not only forced us to join them, but they elicited a donation of one dollar to build a monument to a plate glass factory that once stood in Middling Clean but had long sine* been abandoned in favor of a foundry. The foundry, wo are happy to report, is still lUud* ing. The last we heard from our former neighbors, they were eight hundred and twenty-two dollars and thirty-six cents short

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