Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 12, 1967 · Page 1
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VOL95--NO. I l l TUCSON, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1967 44 PAGES--10 CENTS SHE MAY 'TURN UP' Bailey Wants Jury Forbidden To Order Death By STEVE EMERINE Citizen Staff Writer Attorney F. Lee Bailey said today he will ask Superior Court Judge Richard N. Roylston to forbid the jury to sentence Charles Howard Schmid Jr. to death if he is convicted of mur- ring Alleen Rowe. "We will maintain that the power to execute should be withheld since there is no body and because death is an irrevocable sentence if she should turn up," Bailey said. The Boston defense attorney made the statement in court as selection of a 41-member jury panel for Schmid's first-degree murder trial went into its third day. Saunders' and Miss French's guilty pleas. Tinney and Bailey have con- ended that Schafer's first task n the trial will be to prove Bailey also indicated that he and co-counsel William H. Tinney Jr. will appeal if Schmid is found guilty. "We're just making a record in this case," he remarked this morning. "I have to be consis tent in my objections or else some appellate court judge wil" take noteof that." Three potential jurors -- in eluding one approved yesterdaj -- were challenged successful!} today by Bailey and Tinney o the grounds that they kne\ that John Saunders and Mar Rae French are serving state prison terms after pleading guilty .to dharges connected to .the Rowe murder. Saunders is serving a life term for first-degree murder. Miss French is serving two concurrent four-to five-year terms for being an accessory. Roylston granted the challenges, noting that the prosecutor, County Atty. William R. Schafer III, has indicated to him that he probably will no! be able to introduce evidence of Downtown College Site Cost Cited Realtors Told Of Progress By JON KAMMAN Citizen Staff Writer Locating a junior college in the downtown urban renewal area either would cost $1 million for land or require four to five years' time to acquire other property, according to Jacob C. Fruchthendler. Fruchthhendler, president of the Pima County Junior College Board, told the Tucson Board of Realtors yesterday 6 Killed. 100 Hurt VG USE BIG ROCKETS TO HIT 2 AIR BASES .hat a murder actually was committed in Pima County. Knowledge by a juror that Saunders and Miss French are in prison after pleading guilty jo charges connected to the Rowe murder would give Schafer an unfair advantage, Bailey ;aid. By noon today, only 15 prospective jurors had been selected for the 41-member panel from which a 12-person jury and three alternates will be selected, indicating that testimo- will not begin until Continued Page 2 the John Masefield Heart Fails Britain's Top Poet LONDON (AP)--John Masefield, poet laureate of Britain famed for his poems of the sea, died today. He was 88. He had suffered from a weak heart in recent years and his condition became serious this morning at his country home near Abingdon. He had been poet laureate since 1930. In recent years he had produced but few poems. These included two poems for the present Queen Elizabeth's marriage in 1947 when she was a princess, and to her son, Prince Charles, born a year later. During a serious illness in 1949 he developed cardiac complications. He went through an appendicitis operation the next year, when he was 72. Before he gained his place in the literary world, Masefield served as a saloon porter in New York City and a factory worker in Yonkers, N.Y. Other poets had shied away from the office of poet laureate because it involves composing poems celebrating royal occasions. Bui. Masefield cherished the honor a nd once said: "I shall never retire, I hope to die in harness." Cool Nights Will Linger Temperatures are A bit unseasonable, But I say they're Very reasonable. --Gladys May Cooler-than-usual weather for this time of year can be expected to continue for a few days, says the weatherman. The forecast also calls for generally fair skies and afternoon winds. Tonight's low may dip all the way to 4:i, .10 degrees below this morning's minimum. The high tomorrow should be in the high 70s. Yesterday's high was 84. Rain dotted many sections of the East yesterday. New York City had .78 inches, while other readings were Buffalo, .98; Boston, .43; Pittsburgh, .62; Cleveland, .47, and Portland, Me., .97. At noon today, Tucson had 78 degrees and 15 per cent relative humidity. Full Weather Report, Page 34 D-M, Fort Employes Win Raise The Department of Defense is going to give 10 cents per horn- raise to 1,515 "blue collar" em- ployes a Davis-Monthan AFB and at Ft. Huachuca, U.S. Rep. Morris K. Udall said today. Davis-Monthan AFB officials estimated today that the raise would increase the annual payroll by §242,000 from its present §12,516,000. There are 1,031 em- that those who suggest a downtown site would be better than the 500 acres already chosen west of St. Mary's Hospital are not recognizing those facts. "There are only 11 acres left in the present urban renewal area, and they would cost a total of $1 million," Fruchthend- ler said. "And if we had to start a new urban renewal project, we would be talking about a four to five year delay before we could break ground for construction." Instead, the president said, plans call for opening of the college's first facilities in the fall of next year only 2Vz miles from City Hall. The federal land will be purchased for $2.50 an acre. Recounting the progress made by the junior college board in the six months since it was appointed by the county school superintendent, Frucht- hendler said planning stages have involved many citizens and have "brought together some of the best brains in the country." Local architects have been c o u p l e d with a nationally prominent firm · to design a campus master plan, and the largest consultant firm in the world -- the Arthur D. Little Co. of San Francisco -- is mapping a general curriculum, Fruchthendler said. "Probably the most important aspect, and the topic of the most speculation is: What kind of school is it going to be?" the president said. U.S. TAKES ISSU TT17 Thant Calls Viet Conflict Initial War III Phase 4 UNITED N A T I O N S , N. Y. (AP) -- The U.S. government has challenged U.N. Secretary-General U Thant's contention that America must stop bombing North Vietnam as the first necessary step toward prevention of World War III. Thant told the U.N. Correspondents Association Thursday i that he feared "we are witnessing today the initial phases of World War III" in Vietnam. He asserted that U.S. bombing of North Vietnam remains "the first obstacle to talks" for peace ployes at the air base affected. The employes at Ft. Huachuca to be given the raise total 484, making from $2.26 to $4.66 an hour. "By state law, we must make it both a technical school and a liberal arts school to qualify for state money. But I can tell you this: The major emphasis will be on occupational education, an area of vast need that has not been met." Fruchthendler announced that a college president will be hired within the next two or three weeks, but will not start work until July 1, when the district becomes eligible for its first tax funds. He said a citizens committee presently is studying financing of the school, and is working to determine how a stabilized property tax rate may be set at around 40 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The county, in the next fiscal year, will pay 8 cents out of its tax rate to send students to junior colleges in other counties. In a statement of philosophy and purpose adopted yesterday by a citizens committee, the school's role was defined as p r o v i d i n g general, college- preparatory, occupational and continuing education for any student who demonstrates "seriousness of purpose." Marine, 22, Killed In Viet Action Calvin Parks, 22-year-old Marine lance corporal and former Rincon High School student, has been killed in action in Vietnam. The Department of Defense said the Marine died of a gunshot wound in fighting near Quang Tri on Monday. He was with D Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. Parks was inducted March 22, 19GG. Prior to his military service, Parks lived with his stepfather ana mother, T.Sgt. and Mrs. Richard H. Halliwill, at 2022 S. Jefferson Ave. Halliwill recently was trans- f e r r e d from Davis-Monthan AFB to the 825th Strategic Aerospace Division at Little Rock AFB in Arkansas. Parks last attended Rincon in 1961. Enticement Reported By JL · Nogales Girl NOGALES (UPI)-- Nogales authorities today checked the report of a 9-year-old girl that a man tried to entice her into his car with candy. The description of the man generally fits that of a suspect in the recent slaying of 7-year- old Cindy Clelland near Sierra Vista. The girl said the man had gray hair and drove a black car with a dent in the back. She said he was neatly dressed. A man of that general des c r i p t i o n has been widely sought in the death of the Sierra Vista girl. Officials on both sides of the border were alerted. and urged that all attention be focused on stopping the bombing. "If the present trend continues," Thant said, "I am afraid a direct confrontation first of all between Washington and Peking is inevitable." U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, after hurried consultations with officials in Washington, issued a statement declaring: "We do not share his current as*«ssment of the situation in Vietnam." Goldberg also took issue with Thant's claim that neither the United Stat»e nor North Vietnam accepted unconditionally the secretary-general's March 14 plan for x standstill truce, preliminary talks between both sides and a new Geneva conference conducted in the spirit of the 1954 Geneva agreements on Vietnam. The chief U.S. delegate to the United Nations said North Vietnam's response to Thant's proposal was negative while that ol the United States was affirmative. Goldberg said the United States shares Thant's desire for peaceful settlement and agrees that talks in the 1954 Geneva spirit would help the cause of peace. After Red Rocket Attack American troops survey damage to buildings at Bien Hoa Air Base, 16 miles northeast of Saigon, after the area was hit during the night by Communists using big Soviet 140 mm rockets. (AP Wirephoto) Ship Bumping Not Viewed As Deliberate Red Scheme 25 Planes Damaged, 2 Ruined SAIGON (UPI) - Guerrilla raiders striking in the dark with the most powerful Communist rockets ever used in the Saigon area today attacked the two bases that launch most American ..ir raids against Viet Cor 3 targets in South Vietnam. At least two U.S. jets were destroyed and 25 damaged. U . S . spokesmen said six Americans were killed and about 100 injured in the twin post-midnight shelling of the s t awlitig Bien Hoa base and the smaller Phuoc Vinh airfield north of Saigon. There were reports that the North Vietnamese also were mving Russi?--'tuppli 0 tl surface-to-air missiles (SAM) closer to the ^"militarized Zone (DMZ) to counter the h'?h-fly- ing B52 bombers which have been hitting Communist targets along the North-South Vietnam border. Spokesmen said at least two multi-million dollar American jets were destroyed and more than 25 other airplanes damaged in the attacks on Bien Hoa and Phuoc Vinh. The guerrillas blitzed the fields with rockets capable of r e a c h i n g more than seven miles, the spokesmen said. American forces in the Saigon area never before faced such a WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said today it has no evidence that the two naval collision incidents with the Soviets mark any deliberate Moscow effort to worsen U.S.- Soviet relations. Gov. Williams' Auto In Collision PHOENIX (AP)--Gov. Jack Williams escaped injury today when the auto he was driving was involved in a two-car collision at a Phoenix intersection. Police said the second driver, Arthur Inderleid, 44, of Phoenix, was thrown from his car after it collided with Williams' auto, jumped a curb and rammed a palm tree. Nor were the encounters, which took place in the Sea of ^apan, apparently related in any way to the situaiion in Vietnam, a department spokesman said. He added: "We hope that the Soviets are also concerned about such incidents and that they will pay due heed to our protests. We trust that we have seen the last of these incidents." ! T h e department comment took some of the heat out of the dispute which had been building up over the collisions, on two successive days, between a U.S. destroyer and Soviet destroyers said by the United States to have been shadowing U.S. naval maneuvers. Soviet relations or that they are related in any way to the situaiion in Vietnam." The United States charged the Soviet navy with harassing U.S. Navy vessels on the high seas. The Soviets charged the American Navy \\ith provocations. The United Slates claimed the U.S. destroyer Walker warned away the two Soviet destroyers that jostled her -- one on Wednesday and the other Thursday -- but that the warnings were spurned. The Soviets claimed the skip- The Sovies countered with a warning about "Ihe kind of results" that could result from alleged provocations. The State Department took its sland in public statements and formal protests to the Soviet Embassy. Moscow spoke through its state-run radio. An aide said President Johnson considered the collisions a matter of concern. American diplomats hoped the Soviets would order their warship skippers to keep a safe weapon. The Communists hit Bien Hoa, 16 miles north o: Saigon, at 1 a.m. with a 15-minute barrage of 125 rounds of 140 mm rockets, mortars and recoiless rifles. An hour later they hit the smaller base a short distance further north. The only earlier appearance e it, _ L « « ~ *"·«-! I r* r f ' - » V t l t ' / a f l r*/ H v/»lr_ Of the big 3pin-Staun4«.«-u '"^" ets came several weeks ago just below the North-South Vietnam border where Communists fired them in attacking U.S. Marine positions. distance from American craft pcrs of their destroyers "drew j and end the incidents. the attention of the Americans to the impermissibility of get- \ . .. ting dangerously close," but j official quarters to ,-,PW he that the U.S. ships ignored this ! bumping of the Walker as the American announcements have j unintended result of deliberately given no hint of any Soviet Far to the nort , two U.S. Marine positions just below the D" came under enemy barrages. These were at Gio Linh l a n d Con Thien, where Leather- There is a disposition in some j necks and Army artillerymen join to counter enemy threats from across the demilitarized warnings. The United States demanded that the Soviet Union take prompt steps to end the harassments. CHARMING BEHAVIOR Tipsy Roosters Treat Chicks Better WASHINGTON (AP) - A scientist reported today that a single shot of alcohol induced charming, motherly behavior in some scrappy roosters who ordinarily are rough on baby chicks. And they got slightly drunk n the process. But the researcher offered no views on whether an occasional barnyard highball would inspire roosters to help out with the baby-sitting on a permanent basis. Dr. Joseph'K. Kovach of the Menninger Foundation. Topeka. Kan., said only that the experiment demonstrated that on the rare occasions when a rooster shows motherly instincts, it has nothing directly to do with his internal hormones. Kovach described in the technical journal Science Now five white Leghorn cocks who were each treated to a single dose of . 33 per cent grain alcohol. The birds all showed some minor motor coordination disturbances -- a polite phrase for wobbly walking -- even before they got down to the business at hand, he said. Five other roosters were given similar portions of pure tap water. Then both groups -- boozers and teetotalers -- were confronted with batches of newly hatched White Rock chicks. All the alcohol-trealed roosters protectively sheltered their chicks throughout the first night, and nearly all maintained their maternal behaviour for up to four days more. In contrast, the dry roosters "showed avoidance and aggressive behavior only. They allowed the chicks to die of exposure, and three of them actively killed their chicks," said Kovach. He offered no report on whether any of the alcoholic roosters had hangovers. Soviet ships today broke off their harassment o f the A m c r - " ~~ ican task group as the U.S. INVITED TO LONDON ships ended maneuvers a n d headed for port P r e s s Officer Robert J . McCloskey, spokesman for the department, said no fficial Moscow response had been received yet to U.S protests. But ie did say: "We h a v e no evidence that the incidents reflect any deliberate intention to worsen U.S.- close passes by the Soviets. The United States reported no casualties. Damage scribed by the Pen in both collisions. Gio Linh was hit by from 10 to 15 rounds of mortar or artil- , lery fire hourly all through the was de- j a fternoon. One explosion set of scribed bv the Pentagon as light j a fire among a stack of white 1 phosphorus shells. The blaze i was brought under control after ' one hour. Boycott Ends For Duchess The number of casualties at Con Thien, seven miles west of Gio Linh, was undetermined. | Helicopters made 24 medical ; evacuation flights from that outpost. EVERYBODY CAL1622-5855 LONDON (AP)--Queen Eliza-1 ! heth II has ended a 31-year hoy- j cott of the Duchess of Wind.-or · b y asking her and the Duke to join Britain's royal family in a public ceremony in London June 7. A palace spokesman sau! the 69-year-old Duchess, now in New York with the Duke, ac- Cf-pted the invitation to attend the unveiling of a memorial plaque to Windsor's mother, Queen Mary, who died in 1952. A spokesman for the Windsors in New York said there would be no comment from them until later. Queen Elizabeth's invitation is the royal family's first official recognition of the American; born Duchess since Edward i V I I I abdicated in 1936 to marry | the two-tirne divorcee. The abdication was particularly anguishing to Queen Mary, i MIMA nJnaHo^ with her son no', to give up the throne for Wallis j Wiirfield Simpson. I Ever since the abdication, the Duchess has been ignored ot'fi- daily by Buckingham Palnce. The Duke, now 72, has taken part in a number of state func- lions and has met with his relatives during visits to Britain. But his wife has never before been asked to join the royal Uimily OH a public occasion. Dr. Alvarez Bridge Comics Crossword Puzzle Deaths Editorials Financial News Movie Times Sports TV-Radio Dials Woman's View 7 20 21 32 38 24 34-35 19 25-27 17 11-13

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