Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 1, 1973 · Page 13
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 13

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, February 1, 1973
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1973 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N PAGE Gun control clamor renewed Sen. Stennis slightly better WASHINGTON (UPI) _ Tli£ robbery-shooting of 71- year-old Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Miss,, has brought new calls for gun control legislation from President Nixon, the mayor .of Washington and many others. Stennis, chairman, of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was shot once in the chest and once in the leg outside his Washington home Tuesday evening and robbed of his wallet, gold watch and 25 cents in change, police said He;was reported slightly improved today but remained m the intensive care unit of Walter Reed Hospital. Police continued looking -without any apparent clues -for two black youths who Stennis said shot him even though he offered no resistance in the holdup. President Nixon told a news conference yesterday that he had ordered Atty. Gen. Pdch- ard G. Kleindienst to-prepare strong new proposals for gun control legislation which could pass Congress. The Senate last year passed a bill to ban manufacture and sale of snub-nosed, inexpensive hand guns, sometimes called "Saturday-night specials." Stennis voted against it. The bill died in the House Judiciary Committee in a dispute over how to write a definition to exclude target pistols. Stennis' son, Mississippi State Rep. John Hampton Stennis, was asked if the shooting would change his father's position on gun control. "I do not think he is the type of man to take a new position on a matter of personal policy that would be influenced by a personal matter," he replied. Mayor Walter E. Washington said he also would offer legislation to Congress to control guns in the nation's capital Senate Democratic Leader , Mike Mansfield said his colleagues, meeting yesterday, instructed Sen. John ~"L. McClellan, D-Ark., chairman of a judiciary subcommittee, to get busy on various anti- crime bills already introduced. Slow notice HONOLULU (UPI) - It took 61 days but a postcard to Mrs. Oliver Lowcher made it the 1% miles from the Waikiki-Kapahulu Library to her home. Mrs. Lowcher received the card, which informed her she could pick 'up a reserved book on Dec. 7. Ready availability cited Nurses' drug addiction c. .. increasing, speaker says The ready availability of hard drugs to nurses has spurred an increasing problem of addiction .in the profession^ a state assistant attorney general said here today. In fact, said Nicholas Guttilla, it :is the toughest problem currently facing the Arizona Board of Nursing. "I actually have 'been surprised" at the scope of the situation in Arizona, he said. He told a seminar at the University of Arizona College of Nursing that the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare opened a rehabili-: tation facility in Lexington, Ky., three months ago to cope with the problem nationally. Addicted Arizona nurses are encouraged by the state board to enter the Lexington center for treatment. Although the drug problem "js a serious one," Guttilla said, "the state board is very reasonable on the subject and considers mitigating circumstances," including the easy access to drugs. Guttilla, legal counsel for the board since June, was the first speaker at the kickoff of a three-day seminar on "Legal Implications Related to Nursing Practice." Another speaker, Mrs. Hazel Bennett, of Phoenix, said she expects great changes in nursing concepts in the future. Mrs. Bennett, executive director of the Arizona State Nurses' Association, said that in nursing, new procedures and practices are coming so fast, a nurse has to be in active practice to understand nurses' problems, legal and otherwise. In addition, nursing school education is undergoing an evolution, she said. About 300 nurses and attorneys are expected to register for the seminar. It is being sponsored, by the College of Nursing, the UA Division of Social Perspectives and University Hospital. - Douse-it-yourself ANTIOCH, Calif. (UPI) -Dr. Alan Lee was driving along 20th Street when he saw an office on fire. He quickly grabbed a hand .fire extinguisher, leaped from the car and successfully doused the flames. Fireman said there was no serious damage due to Lee's quick action. It was the doctor's own office. City closes water utility takeover Mayor Lewis C. Murphy today had his hands on $5 million, but only long enough to hand it over to Citizens Utilities Water Co., the final transaction in the city's takeover of that private water company. The §5 million cashier's check went along with a §3 million bond, which will be paid off by the city in the next few years. In taking over Citizens, the cjity brings to 33 the number of private water companies that have been incorporated into the city water system. Two others, Flawing Wells Irrigation District and Winterhaven Water and Development Company, still operate privately within the city. Murphy called today's check-passing "monumental and historical news to the community, representing the culmination of 14 years of effort." 'Best Western 9 suing Desert Inn named in trademark case The owner of the Best Western Hotels trademark has asked U.S. District Court to restrain the Desert Inn, 1 N. Freeway, from further use of signs and stationery with the trademark. The owner, Western Hotels Inc. of Phoenix, claims in a civil suit filed yesterday that since Aug. 23, 1972, the Desert Inn used the trademarks to deceive the traveling public and compete with'other hotels legally using the trademark. The suit claims the inn.used the trademark under an agreement that was not renewed before the alleged infringement of the trademark. The suit claims that the firm has been damaged by at least $10,000 but .does not request a specific award. Also named in the suit was the inn's owner, Bernard W. Bobbins, and the manager, Miss Dorothy Fowler. Education parley set Special l« the Cltlun PHOENIX - A Washington. D. C., school consultant and the western regional chairmkn of a U.S. task force :on Mexican-Americans will address a Western Regional Mexican- American Educators Conference 'here this week. John Rodriguez, a consultant for Washington's superintendent, will speak at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow. Jose Cardenas, task force chairman and a school superintendent in San Antonio, will speak at 9:30 aim. Saturday. , Both win appear at the Holiday Inn, 2201 S. 24th St. -- UPI TUtphotn Two for the show Herb Bales, a Fairfield, Ohio, jeweler, had half- carat diamonds valued at $700 set in his incisors, he says, "because I wanted to be different." And, he adds, he's resolved "to smile more than ever in 1973." For advertising purposes, no doubt. Short Laos POW list disappointing WASHINGTON (UPI) -The United States today received a Communist list of seven U.S. prisoners of war in Laos, raising to 562 the number of American servicemen identified as alive and expected to be released by the end of March. (No POW from Tucson was on the list.) The number falls far below what officials had hoped for. Pentagon sources had said the list might contain the names of up to 60 men captured in Laos. The men identified were: --Air Force Lt. Col. Walter M. Stischer, previously listed as a POW. --Air Force Capt. Stephen G. Long, previously listed as POW. --Navy Lt. Henry .1. Bed-, inger, previously listed as a POW. --Air Force Maj. Edward W. Leonard Jr., previously listed as missing in action. --Air Force Maj. Norbert A. Gotner, previously listed as missing in action. --Air Force Capt. Jack M. Butcher, previously listed as missing in action. --Air Force Capt. Charles F. Riess, previously listed as missing in action. 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