Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 7, 1976 · Page 1
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VOL. 106 NO. 33 Baito (Citizen TUCSON, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1976 44 PAGES 15 CENTS Rest stop pace speeding up as cars slow Moynihan lashes back ld: f WeVe not afi By JAMES WYCKOFF Cltiien Slaff Writer Arizona motorists, perhaps aided by the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit, are realizing there's more outside their car windows besides a blur and are becoming "Sunday drivers," according to state transportation officials. What's more, they're stopping to take a.closer look. Rest area use has almost doubled recently in some areas, and that "suggests a more leisurely attitude toward driving. Instead of zooming by people are stopping for breaks in greater numbers," said Jerry Eaton of the transportation department's information office in Phoenix. Traffic counts at nine rest, areas last year indicated that 12 per cent of the estimated users of the interstate system stopped for a break. Only 7.5 per cent did so before the energy shortage. "Travelers may be more interested in enjoying the scenery since the limit dropped, and they seem to be increasingly interested in taking a break that returns them to a car relaxed and equipped to face the stress of driving," Eaton said. Many of the converts may be unwilling. Obeying the speed limit has lengthened travel times considerably in a state already known for desolate stretches of road. If drivers are not leisure- oriented by^choice, they become so by necessity travel- Blast rips subway in London LONDON {AP) -- British subway engineers tried today to discover the cause of an explosion that trapped 5,000 people in four trains and halted operations over a 5i/ 2 -mile stretch of the London Underground. One woman reportedly suffered a heart attack at the Finsbury Park station when a generator exploded in flames after a cable fused. ing from Gila Bend to Yuma along Interstate 8. Motorists, especially in summer months, when temperatures tax engines and pop radiator hoses by the dozens, are recuperating in record numbers at the Mohawk rest area near Yuma. The state believes that 21 per cent of the vehicles using that route stopped at Mohawk last fiscal year, a stop that only about 12 per cent of the drivers in the area made the year before. An estimated 906,000 people used the facility last year. Even along more-civilized routes, people are flocking to rest stops. At the Interstate 10 Sacaton rest area near Casa Grande, an average of 829 vehicles stopped daily in 1973. But that figure jumped to 1,217 in 1974 even when traffic on the freeway dropped off -and it held steady at 1,200 cars last year. The popularity of the sites also seems due to the evolution of the American roadside rest area. What started out in most states as a system of simple restroom facilities with a few picnic tables has grown to the point that Arizona's 16 "modern safety rest areas" cost in the vicinity of a million dollars each. The major sites are supported by more than 150 of the traditional, smaller models. The Sacaton site, according to department spokesman Paul Markey, is a good example of the trend in rest areas. Built in 1973 at a cost of about $900,000, the "twin" area on both sides of the interstate includes 24 ramadas and eight picnic tables. Like nine other state rest areas, the site has a manager who maintains the area and informs travelers. Some of the newer sites are on 30 acres or more and include parklike walkways and bridges. The possibility that the state has created too attractive a roadside system, one that could lead to overcrowding, is not a concern. Markey explained that the huge new rest stops are designed to handle traffic increases over a 20- year span. He said Sacaton is operating at an average of one-third to one-half capacity. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -- U.N. Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan has attacked his Soviet counterpart for responding with "language of threat" to U.S. criticism of Soviet intervention in Angola. Moynihan glared across the Security Council table at Soviet Ambassador Yakov Malik. ·He leaned forward and in measured tones told the acid- tongued Russian: "We are not intimidated. We are not afraid. We will not 'take care.' We do not give a damn!" But it all turned out to be a misunderstanding caused by a faulty translation of Malik's words. "I never said 'take care'," Malik said. I said Take heed, gentlemen, you are the laughingstock of Africa.'' ' 1 would See At Week's End column, page 9 like to assert that my Russian word cannot be translated 'beware' or 'take care.' It means 'take heed.' " Moynihan said his transcript bore the words, 'Take care,' but: "I ask forgiveness for what was a wholly unintended mistake." Moynihan ended the exchange by remarking that he took "some satisfaction that I have added to the merriment of nations." The politeness that marked the end of last night's Security Council session was absent from the balance of the verbal duel between the flamboyant U.S. ambassador and his icy, urbane counterpart. Moynihan is in the final phase of an eight-month ambassadorial stint. Malik called it a "swan song." The council was meeting to Clearing timber UPI Teleptioto While Tucsonians "braved" scattered showers and cloudy sides, an ice storm brought misery to Indiana, forcing schools and airports to close and prohibiting travel in some areas. Tom Vandiver of Indianapolis fought his way to his car through broken tree limbs weighted by ice an inch thick in some places. Youth killed in jail was UA student Rain's · The 18-year-old who died after being beaten and strangled in his Pima County Jail cell has been identified as a University of Arizona student who gave authorities a false name when arrested. Sheriff's Department authorities identified the dead youth as Paul Robert Simon, UA liberal arts freshman from Joliet, 111. When he was arrested last week on the UA campus, Simon told authori- ties his name was Robert Paul Ma thews. Campus Police Chief Douglas Paxton said Simon denied being a UA student or being affiliated with the university Blaze destroys new Fry's market The Fry's food store under construction in the Groves shopping center at E. Escalante and S. Pantano roads was destroyed by a fire early today that investigators say may have been arson. Fire Battalion Chief Harold McCarty said the roof of the Fry's store cojlapsed as the first of nine fire units arrived shortly after 3:iS a.m. at the two-alarm blaze. About 45 firemen had the fire under control by 4:20 a.m. The fire was reported on a 'citizen's band radio, by Don Fish, 26, of 3201 E. Lakeside, who said he discovered the blaze while-on his way home from a party. Tom Roof Jr., vice president of Defco Construction Co., the builder, placed the loss at more than $600,000. "We've had no trouble with anyone and I have no idea (on who may have set the fire)," Roof said. A p p a r e n t l y undamaged were an adjacent Thrifty Drug Store, due to open next month, and about 12 smaller shops. Roof said. Roof said the building was insured through its developer, the Estes Co. A 150-by-30-foot concrete block wall at the Fry's store was leveled by 50-mile-an-hour winds during a storm last fall. The store, across the street from Santa Rita High School, was due to be opened April 1. Fire investigator Bill Martin suspects arson was the cause of the blaze and said an inves- . Ration will be concocted. Citizen Pbolfl by Dan Tortorcll Through the roof A large air conditioning unit, which fell through the burning roof, lies amid rubble from this morning's fire at the new Fry's food store, E. Escalante Road and S. Pantano Road on the Southeast Side. The store was to have opened April 1. Tucson fire officials said arson is suspected in the 3:15 a.m. Maze. A large Thrifty Drug store, to open next month, and 12 small shops in the same complex were undamaged. when he was arrested. If it had been known he was a student, Simon probably would have been taken to the Student Health Center for evaluation, Paxton said. University officials say that before his arrest, Simon moved out of his room in Kaibab-Huachuca Dormitory and told friends he was dropping out of school. Simon's parents tried to reach him twice by telephoning the UA dean of students, campus officials said, but he was not located until after he died. Simon was identified yesterday by his former' dormitory roommate. The sheriff has asked County Atty. Dennis DeConcini to conduct an independent investigation of the incident. A sheriff's spokesman said the investigation was asked because of the "unusual nature of the case." All information on the death will be given to DeConcini's office, sheriff's officials said. Meanwhile, Simon's former cellmate, William T. Crouch, has been undergoing psychiatric examination at Pima County Hospital, where he has been held since Simon was found dead Thursday in the 6- by-8-foot isolation cell they shared. Charges are expected to be filed against Crouch when he leaves the hospital, probably on Monday morning. Simon was taken to the jail after he was arrested Jan. 29 when he allegedly refused to pay for a game of pool on the UA campus, knocked down a security officer and damaged a patrol car. Hikers rescued YOSEMITE N A T I O N A L PARK, Calif. (UPI) -- Six hikers stranded for three days in a snowstorm on picturesque Half Dome in Yosemite National Park have been rescued in good condition from atop the 8,800 foot summit of the granite mountain. gone away Weekend weather turning rosy Tucson staying warm and cozy. --Josie Posey The heavy rainstorm that traveled westward through Arizona this week has made Rain Scoreboard Airport Yesterday .03 Year to date .20 Normal to date, 1 89 Last year to date 36 its way out of the state, leaving Tucson with a mere 20 per cent chance of rain tonight and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to range from the upper 40s to the low 60s. Yesterday's high was 66 and the low 49. Snow blocked mountain highways in Southern California, rain drenched roads in Las Vegas, and ice and snow hit the East, causing numerous traffic crashes that resulted in at least five deaths. discuss a dispute between France and the Comoros Republic, but Malik turned the discussion to the Angolan civil war. He noted that "one permanent representative and a secretary of state" were trying to distort Moscow's position concerning the former Portuguese colony, where the Soviet Union and Cuba back one side against two pro-Western factions. He called opposing views an "anti-Soviet fabrication" and then -- according to the English transcript -- warned Moscow's critics to "take care." Moynihan stormed back. "We have gone back to the language of intimidation, the language of threat," he said. "It is said that this representative and his secretary of state have shamelessly been making slanderous charges against the Soviet Union and it intends to colonize Arica. 'Take care,' we are told." "Now, gentlemen, the distinguished ambassador may speak as any of you may speak, as he will, of this ambassador. "Do not, however, presume to speak of my secretary of state in such terms. Do not address the secretary of state in the language of a purge trial." 3 Fords hunting for votes MANCHESTER, N . H . (UPI) -- President Ford, moving onto political ground already well traveled by Ronald Reagan, was greeted by about 1,000 cheering supporters and 6-degree cold today as he began a two-day campaign visit. "I'm optimistic," said a hatless Ford at an airport news conference. He shook hands with several hundred well-wishers before departing by motorcade for nearby Concord. Betty Ford, wearing a belted mink coat, and their daughter, Susan, traveled with the President to stump the state where GOP presidential hopeful Reagan already has sought votes in the nation's first primary Feb. 24. Republican Gov. Meldrim Thomson, a backer of Reagan, was absent. But former Gov. Walter Peterson greeted the First Family as it departed Air Force One at Grenier Field near Manchester shortly before noon. The frigid temperature and winds'drove many of Ford's greeters into the terminal, which was decked with 10- foot-long blue-and-white signs proclaiming: "President Ford -- 1976." While a high school band blared an airport greeting, about 50 union demonstrators marched at the airport demanding a quick start to a planned nuclear power plant at Seabrook, N.H. The plant has been delayed by investigations and hearings on environmental objections. Inside At Week's End 9 Church News 10 Citizen Charlie 2 Classified 12-24 Comics 5 Crossword Puzzle 5 Deaths 12 Editorials 9 Jumble 5 Regis McAuley 8 Movie Schedule Ole! Public Records 12 Sports fr£ TV-Radio Schedule (Me! Weather 11 Weddings 4 Your Stars II Citizen Charlie's Crossword $750 Citizen Charlie offers $751 in Ms newest crossword puzzle challenge Monday In the Tucson Dally Citizen.' Clues will be published Tuesday. Correct solution to this week's puzzle Is on

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