Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 1, 1960 · Page 1
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Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, June 1, 1960
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VOL. 88 NO. 131" TUCSON, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE I, I960 10 CENTS-36 PAGES CONGRESSMEN CHARGED WITH ABUSING EXPENSES Census Jump Spells Bigger Sales Tax Slice By PETER STARREST Tucson's 362 per cent growth, from 1950, will net the city an estimated annual 4215,000 increase in its share of state-collected sales tax. The 1960 census figures released yesterday show city population at a -whopping 210,016 and county population at 262,139. The city also will enjoy some Increase in the share it receives of state-collected auto lieu and Dummy Detonates Bomb Scare .-' ':'- · A dummy hand grenade being used as a paperweight in a Planning Department office set off a bomb scare last night. It was the suspicious setting that caused the county's night watchman, Frank Nevaress, to call in the- Sheriffs Department, which in turn contacted the Davis-Monthan bomb demolition squad. · About 8 p.m., as he was making his rounds, Nevaress noticed two windows open in the office of Associate Planning Director John Tsaguris. Entering the building, he found a grenade, complete with pin, leaning a g a i n s t Tsaguris' phone. S.Sgt Lloyd J. Locke of the 31st Aviation Depot Squadron came to pick up the grenade and shortly after he left the report began circulating that the grenade was loaded. However, Locke took it apart at Davis- Monthan, determined it was a dummy and notified the Sheriff's Department. Meanwhile, Tsaguris came to work today unaware of the nighttime incident. l Here was his version of the paperweight case: The grenade had been presented to him about si* months ago, complete with pin. But before he accepted ij, he had "his friend completely disassemble it. Yesterday, Tsaguris left the office about 4 p.m. to attend a city meeting and from there went home. He presumed the windows were left open. "As though we don't have enough excitement a r o u n d here without having to create more," he laughed. ;asoline taxes, but this has not, state, 10 per cent is taken off the j firms for an individual corn- top and distributed to cities and i munity, are based on the pub- towns on a population basis as lished federal census figures. shown by the last federal count. Th\s will show Tucson for yet been calculated. The city head count is up ;64,562 from the 1950 count of 45,454. Much of the gain is due to annexation. U A To Hold Graduation Tonight 1,492 Will Get Degrees Crackdown Ordered By Committee WASHINGTON--UPl--A House commiUce ordered a The University or Arizona will crackdown on congressmen's expense accounts today fol- Since there is only one pie to i cut, the amount received by Tuc- County population is up 86 per j son depends on the relative pop- cent from the 1950 count which Llation increase of other cities showed, a total of 141,216. The county population increase for the ten-year period is 120,923. The, new figures show Tucson's growth 60 per cent' ahead of its state rival, Phoenix, which had a. 302 per cent increase over its 1950 figure. Phoenix population is .pegged at 430,001 by the new census. The estimated sales tax income increase was announced today by City Mgr. Porter W. Homer, who stressed that the figures can shift upward or downward depending on seveijl variittle factors. The prospects of a large net increase cujne as a pleasant surprise *o tity officials here -who had been worried about the city holding its own in its ciit of the state-distributed sales tax. The last annexation, completed in the and towns. City officials figure an Arizona municipality would have to show an increase of at least 77 per cent or it would lose money on the new count. I Tucson has been getting 19.31 per cent of the state-distributed sales tax money. Under the new figures it will get 22.67 per cent. Homer does not know how soon the new figures will be used by the state and this affects the extra amount Tucson can count on in its coming fiscal year. Homer said that without the increase the city would have received an estimated $850,000 in the coming fiscal year. If a move by the Arizona League of Cities and Towns--to have the municipal share increased from 10 per cent of the total to 25 per cent--is success- nick of time before the popula-|f u |, Tucson will benefit further tion count started, put the city by its population percentage leap. Mayor Don ^Hummel was elated distribution | by the figures 'anci pointed out that Tucson will "put its best well over the top.., Here's how the works: The state collects about 2 per [ foot forward" when the figures cent sales tax on most retail I are published nationally, items. This does not count the j Hummel explained that many extra 1 per cent collected as a n ! factors, such as the amount of aid to schools. I promotional money and national Of the money collected by the | advertising allotted by private what it really is. We will join the list of greater cities," Hum- rnel said. The population count and the annexations largely responsible for the big in-city figure, is a matter of pride to the mayor. Hummel points out that when he took office five years ago only one out of four people in Greater Tucson lived in the city and shared its tax burden. The figure is now shifted so seven live inside city limits to every one living outside. The city now has the assessed valuation and taxpayers to carry the burden of government for the whole area, Hummel pointed out. The census figures set the population of South Tucson, an incorporated village, now completely surrounded by the city, at 6,935, and Ajo, me only other incorporated municipality in Pima County, at 7,578. Mrs. Mary Louise Baird, census supervisor for Southern Arizona, said no breakdown of the seven census districts of Tucson can bz jivea-fiiow. It. is known, however, that one city district--the southeast--more than doubled its census estimate. Original government estimate for southeast Tucson was 17,000 persons and the actual figure was a little more than 35,000. See Story, Page 32 NASA Didn't Know Of U2's Ill-Fated Soviet Mission hold its 65th commencement tonight with a record U92 students receiving degrees. Honorary degrees will be presented to four distinguished persons. One of the four. Dr. .loscph Wood Krutch, Tucson author, will give the commencement address. He won a reputation as a skillful and entertaining lecturer as a professor at Columbia University- one of his many careers. The faculty and the graduating students will begin their procession into Varsity Stadium at 8 p.m. where they will be seen by their families and friends. To be heard in addition to the several speeches will be the University Symphonic Band under Director Jack Lee and the University Symphonic Choir under the direction of John H. Bloom. Gov. Paul Fannin, and William R. Mathews, president of the Board of Regents, also will speak. The degrees, which include 25 doctorals, will be conferred by Dr. Richard A. Harvill, the university president. The Rev. ,T. Robert Moffett, pastor nf the First Christian Church in Tucson, .will give the invocation and benediction. Among those to be honored this evening is Kenneth W. Bilby, a UA graduate reared in Tucson, who today is vice president in charge of public affairs of the Radio Corporation of America. The three other men to receive honorary doctoral degrees are Guy Emerson, art director of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Dr. Emery Stephen Bogardus, University of Southern California sociologist; and Donald Sipe Kennedy, president of the Oklahoma Gas ! Electric Co. lowing published charges t h a t some House members have spent public funds on nightcliibbing, liquor, and vacation cruises. ( Chairman Omar Burlcson (D- Tex) said his Committee on House j Administration agreed at a closed j session to "reiterate in strongest j ficial duties, i n c l u d i n g election and Hatch Art investigations. Speaker Sam Rayburn today terms" House limitations on what j p crsnna ||y overruled Roberts' or members may and may n o t ! dc| . c!os j nR t n p u ousc expense charge off to the taxpayers in j V0l , c | icrs t o f u r t h e r public inspcc- their official travels in this coun- j t i n n try and abroad. ! Burlesnn said he intended tn Burleson, himself, was one o f , confrr w i t h Mouse leaders of both parties to receive "any suggestions they have about tightening up procedures." BURLESON SAID in "numerous those named in copyrighted dispatches published in the Knight newspapers and Life Magazine today charging widespread abuse of congressional expense accounts. I instances" in the past his com The authors of the dispatches- j millce has t u r n e d back expense Don Oberdorfcr and ' vouchers for a more complete explanation of sncnding, or even -- A P Wirephoto reporters Walter Pincus--said their inspection of House expense vouchers-since closed to newsmen by House Clerk Ralph R. Roberts--showed that Burleson collected a $12 per f l a t l y rejected them. i "Bui with hundreds of expense' vouchers of a l l types c.nminp through every day il is n a t u r a l are going to miss some of hc said. (One of thc charges published .o- I day was that some expense vouch! rrs had been altered, »s evidenced Burleson said these expense^ L h a n d w r i u e n nota Uons of "rood" diem expense allowance for M of | the 88 days from Oct. 1 to Dec. 27, 1958, including Thanksgiving | and Christmas. PR1NCKSS INCOGNITO Wearing d a r k glnsscs, her h a i r in a simple hair-do, Princess Grace of Monaco puts out a restraining hand at. Philadelphia hospilal where she arrived today to visit her ill f a t h e r John B. Kelly. Thc Princess murmured "No, no" when asked by photographers to pose at the hospital entrance, She flew to New York yesterday from Monaco. Her father's condition was listed as satisfactory following his operation on Monday. were incurred in pursuit of hij of- WASHINGTON--UPI--A spokesman for the National Space Agency said today he knew nothing in advance about the operations of the U2 spy plane downed over Russia. The United States at first said it was a NASA weather plane. The statement was made in heavily censored testimony by Deputy Space Administrator Hugh L. Dryden before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee inquiry into the U2 incident and the resulting Summit conference collapse. that were given to the pilot?" He said "No," and added: "No edge about the operations." Dryden said a "high level de- knowledge about the operations." cision" authorizing the State Department to explain the incident at first as a NASA weather mission was not transmitted to his agency for at lease one day. The tained information furnished by the Central Intelligence Agency. He said that 200 U2 flights gathering information about the effect of rough weather on aircraft had been flown since 1956. But he emphasized that neither his agency Dryden was asked at the closed- T T O i 1 . door hearing when the weather- \J f O. /V1.CITS mission statement was issued whether he had any knowledge of ''what the Soviets knew about it and what .actually happened." Dryden said "we did not." He then was ssked, "Did you have knowledge of the instructions Senate Group OKs Water Bill WASHINGTON--(*t--A S3.3 million authorization for flood control nor its predecessor had anything j work on the Gila and Salt Rivers to do with espionage aspects of j is included in a new water pro- any flights. j jects authorization bill approved He said "the operation was not j by the Senate Public Works Com. ours . . . we had no knowledge of mittee. official also said the "cover" j the operation itsejfc- ? And he The committee approved t h e statement issued by NASA con-' stressed that for four 1 'years the! $1,547,0)6,352 measure yesterday. _ i " ex i slence O f this NASA weather i However, projects totaling $6s8,- Hight program had been known." ! 310,500 were included also in an Hot To Hotter Is Prospect June's here, Vacation's not; While we wait, It's still hot. --Caliente No change in Tucson's seemingly stereotyped hot to hotter weather is in store. The possibility of thundershowers over the mountains continues as the low-pressure area moving toward Arizona from the West Coast now hovers over central Arizona. On schedule for Tucson tomorrow will be a possible high of 100. A low of GO is anticipated tonight. The skies will remain mostly clear with a chance of scattered showers over the mountains. Yesterday's high was 92 at thc Weather Bureau compared with a record of 98 recorded in 1956. Low reading early after such unacceptable hotel bill listings as "bar."'! If some questionable outlays have slipped through, Burleson said, it was because of this large volume of vouchers and "a hesitancy to suggest to your colleagues that 'we are just not going to approve your voucher,' " Hc said some of the alleged Mamie In Hospital, Has Acute Asthma W A S H I N G T O N -- U P I -- M r s . Mamie Eisenhower i« abuses cited may well be Icgiti-1 confined to Waller Rccd A r m y Hospital with an attack mate expenses. For example, ha j f)f a c u t e a s l h m a l i c bronchitis--described by the White said, a member may pick up t h e , J House as I he most severe she has suffered recently. tab for a meal of several lawmakers and fail lo explain this on his voucher. He said an explanation for a big hotel bill might be t h a t in some cases when a subcommittee is traveling the c h a i r m a n will move into a suite with a living room so the group has a place { a n to hold conferences. ALL THE HOUSE members W h i l e House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty, ir, disclosing the first lady's illness, - -- --· said she was admitted 10 the hos-' she can be and fcsling better thar pital yesterday. ; when she went in the hospital." Thc President went lo the hospital lo visit his wife shortly a f t e r 1 p.m. EDT. He cancclH who could be contacted for com- j v j s j ( afternoon appoinlmcm wiili Secretary of Labor .lames P. Mitchell so he could be free lo tne fj r s t | ar ] y She has a slight fever today and is receiving what Hagerty described as "customary treatment." Hagcrly did not describe the symptoms or the illness ether t h a n to cite the language of the ment said their expenses were j Hagerty said Mrs. Eisenhower, doctors-- acute astnmatic bronchit- incurred in the course of legiti- ! who w i n t, c M j n November, has is which is an upper respiratory mate House bus/ness. They said j s u ff e r c c j asthmatic bronchial at- ' ailment. they knew nothing about any al- ! ^^^ before, but none as bad as , The first laciy spent the past terations on th'iir expense vouch- j t n j s one . He emphasized, however, . weekend in Gettysburg. Pa., with that he was not characterizing this : thc President on their farm. But The reporters said dozens of hotel bills paid from a special SEATO For Red Moves After Dryden's session, Chairman J.William Fulbright (D-Ark.) Omnibus R i v e r s a n d Harbors Authorization Biil passed by the told newsmen that he viewed the ] House iast July. j use of NASA as a cover for es-1 New projects in the committee i pionage activities as "a rather | bill must now receive House con- dangerous undertaking." this morning was a comfort- : House investigations f u n d "have able 59. At 2 p.m. today the temperature was 92 and the humidity was 11 per cent. Full WcMher JUport, T»ec !» as a serious illness. her hospitalization cast further 'been altered or amended in r e - ; f j r s t | a dy is cent years, apparently as a rou-: --~ Hagerty reported physicians at doubt as to whether she would ac- Walter Reed said t h a t today the company the President on his Far "as comfortable a s . East t r i p later this month. AS DEMO NOMINEE currence if passed by the Senate. United States warned its southeast Asia! allies today it considers Commu- ' nist probing actions likely in the Far East in view of the Summit conference collapse. Secretary of Stale Christian A. Herter told a meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization that Red trouble-making is possible in various areas but that | the United States looks for ac- j tion particularly in the Far East, i / Herter said the United States j and its seven Western and Asian j allies in SEATO must keep their ; guard up. | The members of the eight-nation SEATO council agreed, a spokesman said, that unless all j the governments stand firmly to- j gether in defense of their commitments under the treaty there will be trouble in the SEATO area. ! A western Big Three strategy j meeting was arranged for late | today following the SEATO scs- ision. HEADS -- AP Wircphet* BULLETIN Johnson Wins Backing Of Scripps Newspapers tine practice by the lawmakers' j aides." , 1 "The result has been to ob' scure the spending of public funds for congressmen's liquor and music and the hotel expenses of their wives," the newsmen continued. The reporters said they had studied 25,329 expense vouchers paid by the House between July, NEW YORK--UPI--The Scripps- "We hope he will be his party's 1357, and June, 1959 and "they i Howard newspapers will support i c f, 0 j ce ·· t j ie editorial continued. show that the public purse is | Scn . Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas ; flur fcrencc for ^ Re _ being abused almost casually. ; f or the Democratic presidential j . , . . , , Oberdorfer and Pincus said nomination, an editorial in the j publican nomination, we delay an the vouchers, in the House dis-1 N C W York World-Telegram a n - 1 announcement until a later day bursing office, showed congress-1 nounccd today. i when, and if. a contest develops. ! men spent taxpayers' money for | j n the editorial, the newspapers i We nope lnere is a Republican | nightciubbing, stays at luxury | said that the 19 editors of "these | contest f or we believe that it j hotels with their wives, vacation j politically independent newspa- j wou]d be healthful for our two- i cruises, inflated cab fares, yacht jpers" believe Johnson to be "the j party system." flags and a frame for an "original oil of nude lady." ablest and available." strongest Democrat; INSIDE THE CITIZEN Titan Sites Still At Issue It Just happened this way when photographers were ·hooting pictures yesterday at the White Hoose of President Eisenhower and his SEATO Io*ch«on guests. The Chief Executive tilted his head one way and Philippine Ambassador Car Jos RonruTo's head showed over his host's shoulder. ANKARA, T«rkey-W!~»Wl- J(^MM 'M^^M rtfBWBB mCfM CeM Bayar face If faifflril The editorial said that after the conventions have chosen their nominees, the Scripps - Howard newspapers will then make a choice between the Democrat and Republican candidates. The editorial said ''the times call for a man in the White House who has demonstrated qualities of leadership, who has experience in" | Yawkcy Squawks To Writers | g^ TM^S££ PAGE 27' above partisanship." ,-, i * r · T 1 t I" 1 1J ' "Lyndon Johnson, in our opin- l5OUth AtriCan JbXplOSlOn rOrelOlCl j ion, has those qualities to a great- p » /jj7 j j j er degree than any other potential nominee in his party." The editorial said that the Adlai Designs A Peace Plan ^m.« M o f n wWS ·PH^RWIB*^"' W^^^JrW«r SUBMERSIBLE PALS Basil and Alvin, the baby seals that have become the tame pets of Harry Goodridge, come up for a breather after a morning workout in Rockport, Me., harbor. Goodridge, a skin-diver by hobby, captured the seals recently and feeds them from a home-made rabbet bottle. Bridge 5 Comics - 25 Crossword Puzzle 24 Editorials 10 Financial Page 17 Movies 24 Public Records Radio-TV Sports Teen Citizen Woman's View Tucson Tonight 27-29 14, 15 Id-21 4 | reason for expressing hope that ** j Johnson will oe the Democratic j nominee was: i "For there seems to be a 5K5« j chance that whoever is the Demc- jcratk nominee will be otrr next j President, and wffl serve as Presi- Ident for afl of trs--Danwcrtts, and cracinl years

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