Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 1, 1960 · Page 35
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 35

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, June 1, 1960
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PAGE 36 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE I, Tidelands Decision Doesn't End Battle WASHINGTON --*- The question of submerged oil lands in the .Gulf of Mexico, which has bedeviled the federal government and Gulf states'/or 20 years, ap-! pears to be far from settled despite a new Supreme Court decision yesterday. ; - There almost certainly will be; inore years of litigation and per-; haps further legislation by Con-; gress. \ What the court decided yesterday was the seaward distance in which each state could claim the. SUBMARINE SEALER SAVE YOUR COOLER NEW OR OLD! C o o l e r Coating-Submarine Sealer is a plastic. For genuine product, look for the Gold Sea] on top of can. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS! . . See your neighborhood hardware, lumber, plumbing, air conditioning, variety, nursery stores for a can soon! mineral rights. And this is the i way it decided it: Texas and Florida boundaries; extend three marine leagues from j the ordinary low water mark, or about IOU miles. But the boun- · daries of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama extend only three : geographic, or nautical, miles,: or about 3.45 land miles. The decision was greeted with joy by Texas and Florida offi-: cials. Texas has some leased oil areas in the Gulf. No oil has been discovered yet off Florida but test drillings are being made. BUT CONGRESSMEN and" state officials of the other three states used such words as ''incredible," "fantastic" and "discriminatory-" They pledged to ask the court to reconsider the case, and congressmen talked of new legislation next year to upset the decision. The courts still must decide, too, just how the newly defined areas are 1o be measured. The question of who owns the submerged lands was settled in 1954, when the Supreme Court upheld the submerged lands act of! 1953. That law gave the jurisdiction to the states involved instead of the federal government. That law said the states should have their historic seaward boundaries as of the time they joined the { union, and this was the crux of| the argument. J THE COURT ruled Florida and Texas had backed up historic claims to a three-league (10^mile) limit, but the others had not. j This hit Louisiana particularly | Before You Buy ANY Organ, Hear tlie GULBRANSEN RANSISIOR ORGAN WITH LIVING TONE WINTERS MUSIC 2648 E. RBOADWAT hard. Many oil wells there are outside the three-mile limit, and thus revert to federal jurisdiction. The Interior Department has been leasing this property and holding the revenue obtained in escrow. As of Mar. 31, this amounted 10 $30S,443,178. Under the Supreme Court ruling, unless modified by law or later findings, this would go not to Louisiana but to the federal government. An Interior Department spokesman said the amount in escrow in the case of Texas is relatively small, but he gave no figure. Greatly complicating the situation is the question of where to draw the line. Do you start along the mainland shore, or do you measure from the outermost islands that lie off a state coast? If the latter, the seaward boundary line would zig and zag in and out like a graph of a major earthquake. The court majority did not address itself to this problem, and Louisiana Atty. Gen. Jack Gremillion said "that is the next thing we'll have to litigate." JUSTICE BLACK, who dissented in the cases of Alabama, Mississippi 1 and Louisiana, said this: "The government concedes, however, that their boundaries extend three miles beyond the coast ling of their islands--which may be as far as six leagues from the mainland. Thus, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will have irregular saw-toothed boundaries projecting six leagues at some points and retreating to within three miles of the mainland at other points," Black also said the controversy will never be settled until "it is settled the way Congress believes is right, and I do not think Congress will believe it right to award these marginal lands to Texas and Florida and deny them to the other Gulf states." MRS. VERA M. GOODE -Morris 850 Austin PRECISION Motors For current book reviews at (heir best see the "On The Town" section every Saturday. Mrs. Goode Is Candidate For Recorder Mrs. Vera M. Goode, of 4883 E. 12th St., today announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for county recorder. Present recorder is Mrs. Anna Sullinger, a Democrat seeking reelection. Mrs. Goode, a registered nurse, came to Tucson from Prescott in IMS. She has been active in community affairs and is past worthy matron of Eastern Star. She is a member of the Broadway Christian Church. Mrs. Goode is married and the mother of two sons who graduated from Tucson High School. They are currently members of the Armed Forces. One graduated from Harvard and the other attended the University of Arizona. Mrs. Goode's husband, Robert Goode, is employed by Hughes Aircraft Co. as * departmental manager. Labor Leaders Back To School WASHINGTON -- UPI -- The AFL-ClO's education department will conduct summer school for about 6,000 local labor leaders this year. The department has listed 107 week-long training sessions to be held this summer, mostly on college or university campuses throughout the nation. The courses concern labor history, public speaking, parliamentary procedure and legislative problems. ONLY BRINGS YOU OF STORAGE ·(·*. 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He urged the United States to adopt such a program to "recover j the initiative in the cold war" and I "restore confidence in American i leadership." The 1952-1956 Democratic presidential nominee submitted a plan looking toward general and complete disarmament under international control in a speech prepared for the convention of the Textile Workers Union--an organization that has endorsed Sen. John Kennedy of Massachusetts for the 1960 nomination. Stevenson, while making constructive suggestions, also resumed his attack on the Eisenhower administration in the wake of the collapse of the Summit Conference. "The effectiveness for leadership of the present administration in Washington has been impaired, if not destroyed," he said. Stevenson proposed that the United States: 1--Build up "deterrent power and a limited war capability with our NATO allies that does not depend on the budget bureaucrats." 2--Strengthen the western alliance by "building a stronger political and economic community in the free world," and setting up an Atlantic council. J--Join our allies in a long-range aid program for poor countries. 4--Make it plain that general and complete disarmament under international control is "an imperative for all of us." 5--Show the world that freedom works in the United States in meeting needs for schooling, research, health, housing and all forms of public services. STEVENSON, WHO HAS said he is not seeking the Democratic nomination, but who has not ruled out a draft, opened his speech-his sixth in seven weeks--by calling the Summit fiasco a defeat for the policies of both President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Khrushchev. · "The Stalinist faction .in Russia has been strengthened," he said. Red China and Russia have been thrust closer together. World tensions have been increased." He replied to Vice President Richard M. Nixon's contention that Stevenson and Sens. Kennedy and Stuart Symington of Missouri are trying to make a partisan issue of the Summit flop. Stevenson said Nixon would like to hush foreign policy debate and said Nixon had been a critic in the past. "I don't believe any member of the 'opposition' today will debase the national debate as he did at a crucial point during the Korean War when he charged President Truman with having 'lost 600 million people to the Communists,' " Stevenson asserted. "True national unity will come only from courageous self-scrutiny, and search for truth by Democrat i and Republicans alike," Stevenson said, i "WHAT WE NEED is a grand' strategy for peace." Stevenson said the United States should continue to bargain with the Soviets at sub-Summit levels and suggested ways to meet the Russian challenge: "We do not do it by just trying to stop or contain them," he said. "We do it by competing with them as strenuously as we can on the political and economic fronts, and by demonstrating with a c t i o n rather than words that our system has more to offer mankind than theirs." AMBULANCE MA 3-4718 BRING'S FUNERAL HOME 236 South Scolt Tucson, Ariz. favorite SUN GIFTS nominated for Father's Day.. a cool knit shirt The Tommy Armour golf shirt, with unusual rib knit sleeves for action, and shirt body of cool mesh knit . . , $8.95 including Tommy Armour golf ball ... white, S-M-L-XL . . . others from $5.95 . . . mail and phons orders accepted. 149 N. Storm, Pim« Bldg. 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