WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1968 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N PAGE-If STATE ECONOMY TO BENEFIT Swih Co. Will Open Huge Plant At Tolleson By LAWSON ALLEN Citizen Business Writer Arizona's economy and its cattle industry will receive a significant boost when Swift Co. opens its new plant at Tolleson, according to University of Arizona agricultural economist Dr. Tom Stubblefield. The huge, modern plant, which probably will begin operations next month, is designed to consume 1,000 head of cattle a day on each shift. Thus, if only one shift is used, Arizona's present kill capacity of 250,000 head a year will be doubled, and would (triple if two shifts w e r e e m p l o y e d , said Btubblefield. Swift's immediate plans, how- ever, call for operating with only one shift, said the plant general manager L. T. Boot. Arizona's economy stands to benefit by several million dol- 1 a r s annuaHy. Agricultural economists estimate spending in the state will increase at least $10 to $12 a head. "This will mean a direct benefit to the Arizona economy of between $2.5 million and $3 million annually. These estimates reflect among other things, the costs of wages, u t i l i t i e s , packaging, transportation and taxes. Initially, and probably for some time to come, in addition to Arizona cattle, Swift expects to draw cattle from outside the state and to make inroads into the lucrative operations in California by pulling cattle from El Centro and the Imperial Valley, Boot told the Tucson Daily Citizen, For Arizona cattlemen, about 75 per cent of whom have been shipping their beef to Los Angeles, the new plant promises immeditae and important benefits, Stubblefield said. "The principal benefit to the Arizona cattleman is that he will be offered a more competitive market for his beef. While this may be only an indirect benefit, it is an immediate and important one," he said. Wells Hampton, president of .Coronado Cattle Corp., Tucson, agreed: "We're delighted to have the most modem plant of its kind located so close. It can't help but help us. "They're going to provide a real live, competitive market for Arizona-fed beef." The Swift operation at Tolleson covers about 56 acres, including the 125,000 square feet used for the plant itself. Boot said 250 people will be employed on one shift. A major factor in the selection of Tolleson is its location and the availability of facilities to treat and dispose of the tremendous amount of waste material generated be such a large operation. Tolleson and Swift worked together in designing a facility that would handle the sewerage needs of the city and the waste from killing up to 2,000 cattle a day. Money was raised through the sale of bonus, and Swift now rents the plant from Tolleson. To Present Slides Mrs. Therese Murchison, assistant curator of the mineralogical museum at the University of Arizona, will address Tucson Chapter 55 of the National Association of Retired Civil Employees Monday. She will present a slide program on petrified wood at the 1 p.m. session at Furr's Cafeteria, 5601 E. Speedway Blvd. Wife Shot; Husband Arrested The husband of a 72-year-old woman was taken into custody early this morning after she was shot in the head during a family quarrel, sheriff's officers said. Mrs. Katherine O'Connor, 5701 W. Rocking Circle, is in satisfactory condition at St. Mary's Hospital. Her husband Joseph, 62, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Capt. Harley Cook said deputies confiscated a .22 caliber pistol and two spent cartridges at the O'Connors' trailer home after being called by the husband. JOINS UNITY PLEAS Goldwater Could Back Rockefeller Against Demo WASHINGTON (AP) - Barry Goldwater -- joining in Republican pleas for unity after his near-renunciation of Nelson A. Rockefeller -- has strongly indicated he could back the New York governor for president. "I've never voted for a Democrat for president yet,'* Goldwater told a Republican dinner Tuesday night. "And if people want to convince me they have changed their spots, I can be convinced." The (964 presidential candidate had said 24 hours earlier that "conservatives want no part of Rockefeller" -- and the remark prompted pleas from around the country for Republicans to unify and beat the Democrats. Presidential hopeful Richard M. Nixon and California Gov. Ronald Reagan immediately announced they would support Rockefeller if he became the nominee and Reagan said he hoped Goldwater would, too. 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''If we Republicans can learn one lesson from 1964," he said, "It is this -- let's attack the ultimate target, not a Republican. "If you think that's a funny statement coming from a fellow who said what I said yesterday," he continued, "well,;I've never voted for a Democrat for president yet." But Goldwater repeated that his choice for the nomination is Nixon. "I don't rule out others," he said, "I just happen to believe in Dick.' 5 In other political developments: -- President Johnson declined to enter the April 30 Massachusetts presidential primary. That l e a v e s Sen. Eugene J, McCarthy, Democratic peace candidate, unopposed -- which under a new state law could mean the state's delegates to the national convention wfll be required to vote for the Minnesota Democrat on the first ballot. -- Scattered returns from Minnesota's precinct caucuses showed strength for McCarthy in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area but statewide support for President Johnson. The prefer^ ence test was taken at more than 3,000 precincts and results may remain blurry for weeks. -- Rockefeller bypassed the April Wisconsin primary-as he had said he would. The governor declined an invitation to withdraw a disclaimer of presidential ambitions by 5 p.m. Tuesday. But Rockefeller repeated in Albany that he's available for a draft. "I'm not burning my draft card either." -- Campaign aides to third- party presidential candidate George C. Wallace are starting petition drives this week to get his name on presidential ballots in Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. -- The Negro candidate for mayor of Selma, Ala., was defeated but two of seven Negroes running for council seats were headed for runoffs against white opponents. Incumbent Mayor JoehT. Smitherman easily won re-election over the Rev. L. L. AXdÂ£j3on, 'a Negro, and John |ay. a'virihitjs. chiropractor. ' Konev Vodka or Â· Sussex Gin Â· Ky. Belle Bourbon or Â· Ky. 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The ammunition and a huge supply of weapons were found in Thoresen's Pacific Heights mansion and at various other Bay area locations. Eventually, the government collected 77 tons of arms and ammunition. . , A March 12 trial date was set for Thoresen. His wife is no longer under indictment. ^ "Â· Cuba To Get Boats " : MADRID (UPI)-A total of 90 trawlers will be built for Cuba in Spanish shipyards under an $8 million contract sigoed Tuesday, officials aaoxnoed today.
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