Editorials Sports Citizen FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1967 PAGE 23 News Markets 62 ATTEMPTS LAST YEAR t Suicides Among Teen-Agers Point To Need For New Service . . . . . . . . Â· ! _ _ _ i _ _ .1 A.- n _ .. Tf 1 1J~^ nHA /: nJ -] n if, Â«Â«Â« ntnir .if IrnrtilM rt If Vl/\fTT "fVf Qlf^fMF 1ft TtAI" 0/1119 By MARGARET KUEHLHAU Citizen Staff Writer The 13-year-old boy thought of everything as he planned his suicide. Considerate of his family, he wanted no bloody mess on the floor. So he donned old clothes and sat in the bathtub. Then he pulled the trigger. This, said Capt. John Breglia of the Tucson Police Department, was the city's youngest suicide in 1966. Breglia said he "was app a l l e d " when a statistical breakdown revealed there were 62 suicides and suicide attempts' among young people, age 13 through 21, last year. Police records for 1966 show the following number of suicides and attempted suicides in this age group: 13 - 1; 14 - 1; 15 - 2; 16 - 6; 17 - 7; 18 - 13; 19 -11; 20-;5, and 21 - 10. . This does not include Pima County or the University of Arizona. Breglia also noted that some suicides escape official detection and are listed as natural deaths because of the relatives' fear of social embarrass- ment, loss of insurance benefits ] or religious convictions. Breglia, police department executive officer, is one of a group of Tucsonians concerned over the number of suicides and working to establish a prevention center. The center, open 24 hours a day would have a professional staff to answer "cries for help." Proponents of the plan especially are concerned about the city's younger residents, often overlooked in general surveys. At the present time there is no adequate service available for citizens of Southern Arizona should they require immediate help with a suicide problem. "We find the impulsive, spur- of-the-moment type of suicide attempts people," among the s a i d D r . young Roland Tharp, associate professor c psychology at the University o Arizona. Tharp also is directo of the psychology departmen at the Southern Arizona Menta Health Center, 1930 E. 6th St. "Late adolescence is a tim of emotional instability anyway nd they have not learned that lese feelings of loneliness, and social failure rustration 'ill pass. "So when they contemplate uicide, they act quickly. Un- ortunately, Tucson has no fa- ility available during the Drime suicide threat hours -- articularly after 5 p.m., on weekends and over holidays. "Often, for young people, ust the initial effort of making telephone call for help will alleviate the pressures and the ension and actual suicide can be prevented." Tharp said the Mental Health Oenter, each week, receives at" [east one person threatening suicide. "That totals some 300 young people in the six years the center has been in operation," he said. "But because we were here to help, I know of only four of these who finally com- Guidance Clinic, said between 10 and 15 grade and high school children, threatening suicide, are referred yearly to the clinic. "Most of these are girls, worrying over their popularity or th'eir appearance, mad at their families, and filled with hopelessness and frustration." Douglas said children this age "just don't consider school grades or failures important enough as a reason for suicide." Nationally, however, statistics reveal that emphasis placed on the importance of good grades is a contributing factor to the h i g h incidence of suicides, among university students. For college students, suicides rate as the second most common cause of death, with only accidents taking a greater toll. A spokesman for the Student Health Service at the University of Arizona said today that "this university has an enviable record, with only one suicide on record for 1966." However, he added, one finds m a n y cases of depression among university students who find overwhelming the pressures of campus life. These students usually are asked to withdraw from school and arrangements are made for them to receive the psychiatric help they need. Several persons contacted at the university agreed that there way of knowing how many student accidents really are attempted -- and successful -- suicide attempts." F o r example, a student drives his car at a high rate of speed around a curve, hoping he will not survive the inevitable accident. But by his action, he has removed the onus of a suicide within his family. "Of every 10 persons who commit suicide, young or old, a total of eight cry for help," reports Milton Frank, chairman of a city-wide committee investigating the need of a suicide prevention center in Tucson. "If just one life can be saved, there is justification for the center." mitted suicide." Mental Health He said the Center never turns anyone away for lack of funds. Robert R. Douglas, executive director of the Tucson Child YOUTH FIRES RIFLE Man Shot To Death; Tried To Enter Home Boy Killed When Tossed From Auto A man was shot to death early today by a teen-ager as he tried to enter the youth's West Side trailer home. Sheriff's deputies identified the victim as Lorenzo Maynard Tillman, 24, of 1434 S. San Jacinto Drive. Investigators said the incident occurred about 12:30 a.m., at 2762 W. Dove St., at the home of Mrs. Peggy Matney, 39, and her two sons, Dennis, 18, and Michael, 12. Investigators said Tillman was acquainted with Mrs. Matney, but did not respond to a request that he identify himself made by Dennis Matney until Dennis fired a shot through a window. Young Matney told Sheriff's Capt. Richard Williams and Deputy Willis Williams that his mother was alseep in her room and he and his brother were asleep in a back bedroom when they were roused by noises at a rear door. Seconds later, Matney said the noises continued at a fron door. The youth said he went t the door with a .22 caliber rifl and asked who was outside. When he received no reply e said, he fired one shot irough a window. The bullet it Tillman in the chest, appar- ntly killing him instantly, au- lorities said. Matney said that just as the hot was fired, a voice from iuside said: "This is Rene. Rene is a nickname used by ["illman, deputies said. Investigators added that Til man had been to the trailer in ;he past. 'However, Matney had no way of knowing who' was outside," said a deputy. No charges have been filed. Tillman was pronounced dead at Pima County Hospital. The body is at Tucson Mortuary. An autopsy is pending. Ky Is Running If Thieu Isn't SAIGON (UPI) -- Premier Nguyen Cao Ky today announced he will run for president of South Vietnam-unless Chief of State Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu wants the Sheriff's deputies are continuing their probe into the death of a 15-year-old boy who was thrown out of the door of a car and killed southwest of Tucson yesterday afternoon. Daniel E. Calvillo, 719 W. Jacinto St., was pronounced dead of multiple injuries at St. Mary's Hospital about 6 p.m. Sgt. Peter Frank identified the driver of the vehicle as the dead youth's brother, Ernest Calvillo, of the same address. He said the accident occurred on the Anaconda Mine Road. The brother said he had just picked up a paycheck at the mine and was driving east on the road when a car approaching him was being overtaken by a third car. He said he had to swerve to the right onto a shoulder and lost control of his small foreign car. It flipped Senate OKs LBJ Draft Reforms WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is expected generally to go along with a Senate-passed draft extension bill which would give President Johnson maneuvering room for most of the Selective Service reforms he proposed. House leaders predict final action on the bill comfortably ahead of the June 30 expiration date for major portions of the present draft law. The Senate measure passed 70 to 2 Thursday gives the President authority to call men 19 and 20 years old for military service before drafting older men in .the 18-26 age bracket. The bill also: Recommends continuation of deferments for college students until they earn degrees, reach several times, throwing his brother out. Since the accident occurred on a private road, the fatality was not included in the county's road death count. The body of the victim was taken to Tucson Mortuary, where funeral arrangements the age of 24 or fail to maintain scholastic standing. Apprentices in industry could get similar deferments. Authorizes establishment of a lottery system as a posible additional means of deciding who will serve. Currently the 4,100 local draft boards make that decision, but critics of the present plan contend there is a lack of uniformity in draft decisions. The Senate Armed Services Committee questioned whether random selection would reduce inequities and it urged retention of the authority of local boards to register, to classify and to pass upon hardship cases. Johnson recommended a lottery and consolidation of the local draft boards into between 300 and 500 regional boards. He did not issue a recommendation on undergraduate deferments. Johnson suggested that draft- age men not be deferred by enlistment in the National Guard or Reserves except those authorized to fill a specific vacancy. Red Rioters Attack Police In Hong Kong Young Communist Protest Sweeps Through Colony HONG KONG (UPI) -- Thousands of Chinese youths went on a Communist Red Guard-type rampage in this British Crown Colony today, burning, looting and attacking police with flaming Molotov cocktails. First reports said many persons were injured, some seriously. Troops Move In Mississippi National Guardsmen move into the riot area at Jackson State College past smouldering bonfires set by demonstrators. Two demonstrators were shot, one fatally, during encounters with Jackson police before the troops cleared the streets late last night. (AP Wirephoto) Mississippi Negro College Riots Leave One Man Dead office, Saigon Radio said 'today.' are pending. Wintry Weather Hangs On In Wide Areas Of Nation By Associated Press I snow fell in Lander, Wyo., in a 1 were in effect across the upper Â·* _ _ . . -Â« J T ! _ _ _ . _ _ * . _ J.1_ _ TV _ f Wintry weather continued its unwelcome stay today in wide areas from the^northern Rockies across northern sections into New England. More snow fell in some parts of the unseasonable chilly belt, including the central Rockies and in mountain areas of New Hampshire. Three inches of six-hour period. Rain fell in the cold air from Michigan to Maine. A shower belt extended from Nebraska across the northwestern quarter of the nation. The mercury dropped below freezing in northern border regions and readings were in the 30s and low 40s in other parts of the cool zone. Freeze warnings Great Lakes region to the Dakotas and southward into northern Iowa. The mercury failed to get yesterday in above freezing some areas. The Senate bill, however, would permit inductees to enlist in the Reserves or National Guard until the day they are to be inducted. Presently they cannot enlist after receiving notification of pending induction. JACKSON, Miss. (UPI)-A Negro civil rights worker died today of a shotgun blast fired when rioters stormed police barricades on the violence- rocked campus of Jackson State College. National Guardsmen with bayonets fixed, moving behind armored trucks, cleared the streets of screaming, rock- throwing Negroes Thursday night after police beat back wild charges with riot gun blasts. At dawn today, the troops, police and highway patrolmen were pulled out, the barricades dismantled and traffic allowed to flow freely down four-lane Lynch Street, the scene of the attackers' heads, and the Negroes retreated again. Occasional shotgun bursts continued for several hours during the melee, but police said that it was during the second charge on Lynch Street that Brown was killed. They said he was among the attackers. But spokesmen for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, for which Brown worked, said witnesses denied Brown was participating in the uprising at all. But in the storm centered in Hong Kong's heavily populated Kowloon district there was no immediate way to pinpoint the casualty toll in the colony's second straight day of rioting. Authorities mobilized hundreds of riot police to keep the rioting crowds in check. The full British military garrison stood by for action. British officials also clamped a 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. curfew and closed schools in an attempt to break the rioting. Officials blamed the rioting on Communist agitators sen' from nextdoor Communist Chi na. Some observers said th Communists were seeking I impose demands on authorise here as they did on Portuguese authorities in nearby Macao. The stampeding youths set double-deck bus on fire and fire the PETITIONS READY The bill rejects a adminis- bloody uprising, which began FIRST IN NATION Oklahoma Legalizes Test Tube Babies OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -1 ma City, authored the bill after Oklahoma became the nation's first state to legalize human artificial insemination when Gov. Dewey Bartlett placed his signature on a bill Thursday. Bartlett reached his decision after extensive checking with doctors, ministers and legal experts, outside Oklahoma as well as within the state about the implications of the precedent- setting bill. It was given one of the most thorough checks of any bill the governor has considered. Rep. George Camp, R-Oklaho- similar consultation with legal advisers. The new law allows doctors to perform artificial insemination with the written consent of both the husband and wife. The coun- The Weather Bureau said livestock warnings also continued in effect in northern and western Nebraska, Wyoming and northern Colorado. The cool air appeared headed from the northern Plains to the central Appalachians. In other parts of the country thunderstorms rumbled across scattered sections of the much warmer southland. Heavy hail pelted Blytheviile, Ark., last night. Thunderstorms s w e p t across north central Arkansas and in parts of Kentucky. Skies generally were clear in the southern Plains and the Southwest and warm weather continued in most of Texas. The 99 reading at Austin, Tex., yesterday was a record high for tration proposal that men be inducted for the Reserves and Guard. The bill would extend the draft authorization for four years. A proposal by Sen. Mark 0. Hatfield, R-Ore., to extend the law for only two years was rejected as was Hatfield's plan to put Congress on record as favoring an all-volunteer military force. Episcopalians Asked JL JL To Accuse Selves Wednesday night and erupted anew Thursday. The campus, where 2,000 Negroes attend school, appeared nearly normal. A few unarmed guardsmen lounged on the grass outside their headquarters in the auditorium. But Negro leader Charles Evers got up from a sickbed to rush to the campus, bemoaning the death of Benjamin Brown, 22. tl|-,,4Ji4kJj-wiiuÂ»"Â» " UCl U**J TT C4O t* * \-v* vÂ» V* *aÂ»^" *j*. ty judge must witness the con-1 May i tl Yesterday's top mark sent and a doctor must attest to --- Â· -- ' -"-"it. Papers will be filed in court in much the same manner as adoption proceedings. Offspring of artificial insemination will be given the same legal status and privileges as children born through natural conception. was 106 at Mineral Wells and Presidio, Tex. No immediate relief was indicated in drought-stricken areas Moon's South Pole 'Shot' First Time PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -Lunar Orbiter 4 has re'iurned its first pictures -- of the never : before photographed south pole of the moon -- and the first judgment of project controllers is: terrific. "The project people are exuberant," said Charles J. Don- Ian, associate director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Langley, Va., research center. "They obviously show a very rough area of the moon- not Brown, a truck driver and frequent participant in civil r i g h t s demonstrations, a n d Jackson State sophomore Cleo- in of Florida. Some areas have had no rain for three months and Miami has had a dry spell for suitable for astronaut landings, but that's not what we're looking for this time. I'm sure astronomers will be delighted,'' thus Jackson were shot Thursday night's melee. Brown, mortally wounded in the legs, hips and back, died early today. The shooting began when a band of about 75 Negroes, aughing, screaming, and hurl- ng bottles, bricks and anything else they could find, charged :he wooden barricades on Lynch Street. Police fell back, but the rioters continued their charge, and a plainclothes investigator whipped up a riot gun and fired over their heads. The Negroes fell back, giving city police time to form three lines of officers across the sired. Then the frenzied Negroes charged again. Officers hoisted their riot A T L A N T A , Ga. (AP) -Episcopalians throughout the United States will be asked Sunday to sign petitions accus- i n g t h e m s e l v e s a n d their church of perpetuating "the economic a n d moral inequalities of discrimination." About 25,000 copies of petitions have been distributed to Episcopal churches across the country since last November, said the Rev. John Dreisbach, acting director of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity. He said an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 signatures already have been obtained. The special push for more signatures will be made Sunday "because it is Pentecost, when the spirit broke through to a large number of people," Dreisbach said. The petitions charge Episcopalians w i t h creation of par ishes that are "privileged sanctuaries serving to further suburban white seereeation. W e tending to justify continued buying and selling in a segregated housing market. We have acquiesced to discriminatory practices of employment and unions and employers, condoning them by our silence. blocked the path of a engine trying to reach scene. They also set fire to trucks, sidewalk shops and bus shelters. Other youths forced a bus to run off the road into a railing They beat up and seriously injured a newspaper photogra pher. Meanwhile on the mainland wall posters in Peking today re ported new bloody clashes be iween supporters and foes o Communist party leader Ma Tse-tung in a second Chines province. Japanese correspondents quoting the posters said 10 persons were killed and hundreds injured in Honan province. Earlier reports said 10,000 persons were killed or itfjured in Szechuan province during weeks of mounting violence. HUD Sum Approved For City City beautification plans were iven a boost today with ap- roval of a $100,625 grant from ne U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department. The grant was announced by he Washington offices of Sen. Carl Hayden and Rep. Morris K. Udall. Its purpose is "to accelerate citywide activities to beautify public places in Tucson.'" Application originally was made for $150,000. That was filed last September with City Council approval. The request was revised in November and $129,254 was asked. Today's allocation is a reduced amount based on the revised request. . Improvements planned by the city with the federal arid matching funds include work at Kennedy Park, Ajo and Mission Roads. Several improvements along major streets also are included. Among these are landscaping of medians on Craycroft Road and South Tucson Boulevard, and ornamental lighting on Broadway from Randolph Way to Rosemont Boulevard and East 22nd Street between Craycroft and Kolb roads. Over-all, the city is committed to spend $421,000 on the projects in combined budget and federal funds. The HUD grant is based on one-half the amount by which the city increases its .beautification budget. FLOWING WELLS NOMINEE No. 1 Lucky For Jennie ho This is the third in a serlts on nominees for the Tucson Daily Citizen Achievement Award, based on scholarship, leadership, school and community activities. The winner will be announced May 22. If Jennie Tom believes in lucky numbers, hers undoubtedly is 1. The daughter of Mr. and Ivirs. Buck Tom, 3235 N. Flowing Weils Ruaii, Jennie was uorn on the first day of the f i r s t month have accepted a tradition of clergy placement which treats priests of color as though they ot 1J-W were inferior and incapable o f j Le SS coincidental than her ministering at our altars and pulpits to the whole people of God." Signers of the petition also accuse themselves of continuing "the economic and moral inequities of discrimination by our church's financial investments and its building and purchasing policies . . ." ". . .We have too much accepted the fact that the vast majority of our members live euns and fired a volley over the in segregated neighborhoods, birthday are her grades for four years at Flowing Wells High School: straight Is. She ranks first in a graduating class of 197. Her scholastic excellence is matched by her participation in community, school and church activities. She has headed the Milk Fund drive, is secretary of her Sunday school department, a church choir member and leader of a religious training group. Miss Tom has served as an Young sociation, Pep Club and Spanish Club. Chosen as a delegate to Girls State, Anytown and the National Conference of Christians and Jews, she could not attend because the times conflicted with her enrollment in a National Science Foundation program at the University of Arizona. Jennie won the Arizona Academy of Science award, and after sweeping city and state Elks awards, she placed third nationally in the Elks Leadership contest. She also was one c.f two Arizonans who represented the state in a U.S. Senate youth program at Washington. "The remarkable thing to me is that Jennie can turn out such a commendable scholastic record, be so very active in the Citizen leadership of her school and pages held several class offices at school, is vice president of the student body and president of the Interclub Council. She also is a National Honor Society member and has been active' in the Girls' Athletic As- church, and at the same time find an average of 25 extra hours a week to work in her father's store,' says FWHS L. Meneley. Principal Victor "She is truly an outstanding girl."
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