Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on April 30, 1963 · Page 17
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tuesday, April 30, 1963
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TUESDAY, APRIL 30, !963 PAGE 17 se Conservative Coalition Faltering GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL N. H. Gets Sweepstakes CONCORD, N.H.--(/P)-- Gov. John W. King, a Democrat, announced to the Republican controlled New Hampshire Legislature today that he had signed a sweepstakes bill which had kept the state in turmoil for months. King called on the legislature to help him "make-a first state-operated sweepstakes in this country,' one that will be conducted honestly, efficiently and '. in compliance with the Jaws of the United States government." King told the lawmakers his legislative counsel, Jo-, seph Millimet, had dis- qussed * the sweepstakes with 1 U. S. Department of Justice lawyers and was convinced that the New H a m p s h i r e sweepstakes would not violate federal law. He said tickets for the sweepstakes, the first to he .legalized in any state 1 in nearly 70 years, could be sold to people whether or not - they live in. New Hampshire, "It is perfectly lawful for our neighbors to come here on ,vacations, buy sweepstakes tickets and collect their prizes if they win," the governor said. He added that federal law is concerned only with interstate , traffic and not with sweepstakes conducted within a single state. The governor spoke before a joint session of the House of Representatives and Senate. The g a l l e r i e s were jammed with visitors/News and television cameramen recorded the historic occasion from the aisles, Not since 1894, when the. privately o p e r a t e d Louisiana lottery went out of business, has a sweepstakes or lottery been sanctioned by any state. Sweepstakes bills also are under consideration by legislatures in Massachusetts and Vermont. Other states seeking ways to increase revenue are meeting pressure to legalize lotteries or extend race track betting. Supporters of the New, Hampshire bill predicted that two sweepstakes a year, based on horse races at Rockingharn Park in Salem, just across the state line from Massachusetts, would yield a "take" of $4 million annually for the state. The bill earmarked all the revenue for suppoit of schools. Cavender 'Judges His Men By Tickets,' Says Fired Cop A South Tucson policeman who was fired by Police Chief Cecil Caveuder after a short but' stormy Town .Council meeting last night accused Cavenqer of "judging his patrolmen by the . number of tickets they write." 'Tm^riot just shooting off at the -mouth because I've been fired," said the ex-patrolman, Mark Bracich. "I know I speak for all of the South Tucson; patrolmen, even the mayor's son, Ernie Mejia Jr., when I say that everyone is afraid .of their jobs if they don't write enough tickets." Bracich' nearly became involved in a scuffle in Cavender's ; office when, Bracich says, : Cavendef and Councilman Joe iCastillo : tried to throw him out of the office: Brachich said that Castillo called him "the lousiest --- cop this town ever had." The firing came immediately after a Town Council meeting which was called originally to make official the results of the city's primary election but which developed into a heated exchange between Cavender and'Council- man Jesus Ybarra, The argument was over whether Fred Lowery, who appeared at the meeting in a South Tucson police uniform, should be paid for 66 hours of work he says he put in as a South Tucson patrolman. Cavender, however, denied that Lowery was ever a member of the town police force,, and Lowery was not paid. After Braclch's dismissal, Cavender said the firing came because "Bracich hasn't been writing'tickets when 1 know violations have been committed." ; "My policemen can retain their jobs if they don't write any citations," Cavender said, "but I know that a certain amount of tickets must be written on certain beats. He (Bracich) has been daring me to do anything about the fact that he has written only one citation in the past week,.and so tonight I took' s6me action." Complaints from motorists that South Tucson officers had ticketed them unfairly, especially in a 25 mile per hour zone of the Freeway,.last fall touched off a running'battle between Tucson and-South Tucson officials over who was responsible for alienating tourists here. ACTION, PLEASE! If you have a question or a problem to be "solved, involving any governmental agency- or public matter in the Tucson ii-eaV \yrite, to Action, Please, care of the TucsoH Daily Citizen. Reporters wlH in- vpstigate your queries and answer them in this column. Questions must be submitted in writing, and must contain your Jull name and street address (which will be withheld from publication on request). Drouth Nearly Over QUESTION--Seven months ago, the City of Tucson took over our water company. However, to date we still have not been connected to the city water supply, and every few weeks, we are without water. -'*·', This involves calling the water com-, pany each time and being without water sometimes for as long as from 4 a.m. until late afternoon. This in itself is enough of an inconvenience, but. when a baby is in the household, it becomes not only an inconvenience but a health hazard, and in our remote area, a fire hazard too. Can' you please find out when we may expect to be connected with the city water utility system or when the present well and pump will be put in such condition that this no-water situation will cease? The only satisfaction we get from the water company is that they v/ill send a truck load of water out.--Mrs. J. W. Gardner, Rt. 9, Box 968G. ANSWER--Your droiity situation should be at an end by May 5. The contractor is now laying three-quarters of a mile of water line to. tie the system into that of the City of Tucson's. After the city took over this water company which served your area, the well went dry periodically, and then very finally. So the'city had to haul water to, you while they let the contract to have the work performed to tie into the regular city system. ': An unpleasant situation for all concerned, but at least you and your neighbors should have water permanently after next week, maybe sooner. Lighting Up To You 7 QUESTION--Our home, in the vicinity of Miles St. and Warren Ave., is in the middle of :a · one-square block area in which there are no street lights. This is rather well populated and merits lights, «t least at the intersections. We suggest 'ample lighting be placed here for the convenience of motorists and pedestrians ·like.--iName withheld by request. ANSWER--No lighting district to provide you with street lights is planned for your area'at this time. But that doesn't necessarily mean . never-ending darkness. There is a way.you may help form one of these lighting districts., of which there are now 10 in various ^ parts of Tucson. Contact John Flynn, 'improvements co-or- dinator. He has a guiding hand and a large stock of petitions. · : Thesis lighting districts are a method of. providing light by which the city and the property owners · share the expense of installation. Signatures representing ownership of 51 per cent of the land are necessary .and the cost is, very roughly, about $1 per front foot, according to Flynn. . Car Inspections QUESTION--This is a state-wide problem rather than a local one, but .perhaps you can give us some information. For all of the printed talk about the state inspection of autos, I have .yet to see a comprehensive description of what is" involved. For example, if a car does not pass the inspection, must it be returned to the' same garage if the owner feels the service is substandard? Also, what items are to be inspected? I asked my local garage for a pamphlet on the' subject and. I was informed that JH far as he knew,'none existed. He said hij inspection'was based upon a one-page instruction table of- which he had only one copy. If' you. would/ make this requested information available, then we could all tell'when'a garage is being dis- honest.-r-Name withheld by request.. ANSWER--And- here ; is your information. iFifst. : it is not .necessary or mandatory that an owner take his automobile back for reinspection to. the station that flunked it. .However, the inspecting station holds the. report on that car for five days. The report indicates why the car failed to pass. If the owner doesn't bring the car back within five days, the inspecting station then forwards the report to t'"3 Phoenix headquarters for .inspections. If a clean bill of health subsequently comes iii on that car, then all is well. If none ever shows up,' then the state knows exactly what car, bearing what license number, failed. : One thing, if the owner does take the car to another inspection'station, he must pay his $1 fee to that station, even though he paid it once to the first station. Regarding what items are to be inspected,: they are horn, windshield, windshield wipers, rear-view mirror, muffler and-the entire exhaust system. Headlights must also be tested for proper adjustment and efficiency. All certified inspection stations received a pamphlet on the inspection, which they should be able to show you upon request, according to John Campbell, Arizona State Highway Department. JFK Asks Another U.S. Pay Raise WASHINGTON--UP)--President Kennedy has 'asked Congress for another pay raise for government em- ployes. As outlined in a, special message to Congress yesterday, the President's proposal would raise the pay of some 1.6 million classified and postal workers from 2 per cent to about 20 per cent--around $500 million a year. If approved, the rates would take effect Jan. 1 and would be in addition to a raise already 'voted by Congress to begin then. . ; Kennedy said the additional : --or supplemental -- increase is necessary to comply with the 1962 salary reform act which, declares that federal pay rates shall be comparable to average rates in industry for the same levels of work. He said the pay raise voted last year would fall short of industry levels. Under the salary schedules he proposed for civil service workers pay scales would range from $3,305 a year to $25,000. . Here are three examples of what the new Kennedy proposals w o u l d mean next Jan. 1: Employes in grade GS5 would receive $4,855 a year instead of $4,690 provided under the 1962 law; those classed as GS12 would receive $10,600 rather than $9,980, and in grade 1 GS15, salaries would start at $17,160 rather than $15,665. Police Will Hold Drunk Suspects But No 'Dry Out' Period By STEVE EMERINE Police Chief Bernard L. Southern Demos Bolting Ranks WASHINGTON--Wi--The once powerful conservative coalition in the House has lost every test so far in the present Congress. Leaders of both parties agreed today, in separate interviews, that the combination of Republicans and Southern Democrats t h a t --AP Wlrephoto HE'S MINE Patty, a ring-tailed monkey who lives in a St. Petersburg, ,Fla., zoo, is pretty particular about her "child" --who happens to be a white mouse. Just how the two ·teamed up, nobody knows. But for a week or so now, the mouse has been enjoying the attention of his adopted mother, who pets him, checks him regularly for fleas and keeps him in her shelter at night. It may be that Patty thinks he's a miniature monkey--or per- 1 haps she just goes for white mice. At any rate, the couple is attracting a lot of attention these days. New Private Club To Be Organized By PETER STARRETT A new private club, which eventually may take over the entire facilities of the Westerner Hotel, will be announced today. at a reception for potential members The organization, to be called the Arizona Herit- ge Club, is designed to at- ract young .families of moderate income, according to ts organizers.. A $250 initiation fee and 110 monthly dues for mem- Dership will be charged. This ncludes the entire family. TUCSON TQNIGHT, TOMORROW I . £ £ CECILIA RUIZ Unless otherwise noted all meetings listed in this column are open to the public without charge. TONIGHT 8 P.M.--Concert, woodwind c h a m b e r music. Crowder Hall, UA campus. 8:15 P.M.--Rudy Bros. Circus 'at Pima County Fairgrounds. Benefit, sponsored by Tucson Shrine Club. (Shows tomorrow at 4 and 8:15 p.m.) Charge for admission. 8:30 P.M.--Arizona Lariat Theatre presents "A Doll's House." (Through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.) Charge for admission. University Theater. TOMORROW 4:40 P.M. -- Lecture, "Recent Advances in Heart Surgery." Dr. Robert M. Anderson. Room 100, Biological- Science Building, UA campus. 8 P.M. -- Master's recital. Miss Kathleen Poore, mezzo- soprano. Crowder Hall, UA Police Seek '.campus. ssm Teen-Ager Missing from home for more than a week, a pretty 15-year- old Tucson High School sophomore today was the subject of an intensive search by city detectives. Cecilia Ruiz, daughter of Mrs. Maria Ruiz, 933^ S. 8th Ave., was last seen by her mother when she left for school the morning of April 22. THS authorities advised police the girl failed to report for classes that day. Detectives said they have checked out all relatives anc friends, with negative results Mrs. Ruiz could offer no reason why her daughter migh have run away, they said. Police described Cecilia as feet 11 inches tall, about 90 pounds and with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a white sweater anc brown skirt and had 50 .cents J i n her possession, they said The group has not yet solicited memberships, but will start tonight. It hopes to _ain an'initial membership of LOO within a few weeks and then will proceed to build up membership to a point between 600 and 1,000 members. All fees paid will be held in escrow until the .100 mem- jership has been reached and ;he club is declared in opera- ion, a spokesman said. Beading the group is Howard. Jacobson, Tucson manager for Pan American electronics operations. He is serving as temporary chairman of the board of directors. The board also includes: Roy Miller, Harold Hiner, Robertson Fort, M i c h a e l Hodges Jr., Marvin Johnson, L. P. Hermes Jr., Hal Adamson Jr., James Baum Jr., Donald Clark Jr., William Wilde and Gail Hummel. Wilde has been appointed architect for the organization and has drawn a plan for extensive remodeling of the hotel. Hummel holds a long- term lease on the four-story commercial hotel, located on the southeast corner of Stone Ave. and Broadway. The group has options to purchase eithe'r the lease or the building. Hummel said operation of the hotel would be phased out as the club and its activities grow. Initial club facilities will include private dining room, bar, card room and swimming pool. Early phases of remodeling will include exercise and steam rooms and a women's tea room. Hotel rooms eventually will be limited to use of club members and guests. The club will emphasize the flavor of historical Arizona, according to its promotional material. Garmire said today that his y department will continue to hold persons arrested for intoxication until they sober up or until another citizen will accept responsibility for them. But he stressed that the department does not have -and hasn't had since March 21--a specific "drying out period" that all persons arrested for drunkenness must spend in jail. LAST WEEK, Superior Court Judge Robert Roylston ruled that the city's former policy of holding all such persons a minimum of four hours in jail was illegal. In handing down the ruling, Roylston ordered the release of three persons arrested for drunk driving and held for the drying out period. Garmire said today that all three cases resulted from arrests before March 21, the date his new policy went into effect. "SO. WE'RE going ahead with the policy," he continued. The chief said the policy has not been tested in court. . Briefly, it provides that any person'arrested on an intoxication charge may make telephone calls to 'arrange for bail, an attorney or a physician to make physical tests to measure the degree of intoxication. . In addition, the chief said, a person under the influence of alcohol may be released on bond if "a sober citizen of the community will sign for him and accept responsibility for his actions." If no one will sign for an arrested person, he must then remain in jail until he sobers up, Garmire added. "WHAT WE'RE trying to do is protect the constitutional rights of the arrested person, yet at the same time protect him and the community at large from danger," Garmire said. Garmire t o d a y accompanied Mayor Lew Davis, City Manager Mark Keane and City Atty. Calvin Webster to Roylston's office for a discussion of the judge's ruling last week on the old procedure. dominated the House for near- a generation just isn't what it used to be. A REVIEW OF the four major test votes that have taken place in the House since the new Congress convened in January bears them out. What has happened is this: The Republican ranks are as firm as ever, but more and more Southern Democrats are voting like Northern and Western Democrats. However, a word of caution is in order. The four votes are not all clearcut indicators of conservative strength. And there is some indication that Democratic leaders have put their best foot forward by bringing, up bills on which they felt their chances were best. New Telstar Going Up May 7 WASHINGTON --iff)-- A new Telstar communications satellite is scheduled to be lofted into space May 7. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced yesterday it will aunch Telstar II from Cape Canaveral, Fla., for the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. But on each of the four key votes the majority of the Southerners went along with their fellow party members from the North and West. FOR THE PURPOSES of the analysis the votes of the 95 Democrats from the 11 states that made up the old Confederacy were examined. The total party division- in the House is 257 Democrats and 177 Republicans, with one vacancy. Here is the pro and anti- administration split among the Southern Democrats on the four votes: --Jan. 9. To keep the Rules Committee membership at 15, aimed at making it easier to get administration bills to the House floor. Southerners voted 50-44 with the administration. --April 10. To restore $450 million for emergency public works. The split was 60-28. --April 24. Against removing a $30 million loan provision from the doctor-dentist bill. Southerners 53-28. --April 25. Against killing the administration's f e e d grains bill. Southerners 67-18. THE VOTE ON the Rules Committee had some overtones of the supersensitive issue of civil rights, but even there most of the Southern Democrats stuck by the administration. The public works and student loan votes come closest to being a real test of what the Republicans call "fiscal responsibility," and to presenting a genuine conservative-liberal fiscal choice. The feed grains vote was not a clear test of conservative leanings, because even Republicans did not object to the substance of the bill, but to its timing. They contended it was intended to influence a May 21 vote of wheat farmers on a wheat program for next year. On all these votes Republi- can Leader Charles A. Hal- leek of Indiana held his party members in a virtually solid block. BUT, HALLECK said in an interview, "we can't do anything for fiscal responsibility without some support from the other side. And that support just hasn't been there." "I don't know whether this is because of pressure, or deals or what, but that's what's happening," Halleck added. Rep. John W. Byrnes, R- Wis., chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, and a top party spokesman on fiscal matters, agreed that the support that once came from Southern Democrats has waned in the 88th Congress. "There's no doubt about what's happened," Byrnes added, "the figures back it up." FOR HOUSE Democratic Whip Hale Boggs, D-La., the idea that Southern Democrats are voting more and more like Northern.Democrats, and less like Republicans, is a favorite thesis. "There were half a dozen key votes last year that we couldn't have won without coalition votes," Boggs said, adding that the change is even more pronounced in the new Congress. "Many of the same forces are operating in the South as are operating elsewhere," Boggs said. He cited growing urban populations in the South as in the North, with resulting common problems of transportation, schools, water supply, juvenile delinquency and so on. IN ADDITION, Boggs said, the Republicans are now "fielding candidates all over the South, which means Democrats can't get elected by out-Republicaning the Republicans. The ones who tried to do that were the ones who lost in the last election." Boggs argued that this "Re- pubh'can upsurge" tended to reinforce the new breed of Southerner whose votes tend to side with the administration. DR. KELSEY Deforming Drugs Said Still On Market MIAMI BEACH, Fla.--UB-- Dr. Frances O. Kelsey, who was responsible for keeping Thalidomide off the American commercial drug market, says many drugs that may cause deformities are still being sold. "None has proved dangerous to the degree that Thalidomide is, but there is risk involved in the use of most," Dr. Kelsey said yesterday. Several antihistamines, nausea preventatives, and tranquilizers now on the market many adversely affect about one person in every 500, she said. Thalidomide deformed in four cases out of every 10. Dr. Kelsey, chief of the investigational drug branch of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, said, however, "we need a great deal more data than we now have before we may conclude that a product should be removed from the market. Most of our tests are with animals and these results are not always applicable to human beings." She said most questionable drugs are now being labeled "safety not established during pregnancy" and doctors are being told of the possible risks. ArabsWtll Pull Out Of Yemen War UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. -- UP) -- Secretary-General U Thant announced today that the United Arab Republic and Saudi Arabia had agreed to pull our of the Royalist-Republican war in Yemen. He said a U.N. observer team will see that the agreement is carried out. Thant disclosed details of the agreement in a report to the uTK'. Security Council. He told the 11-nation body he was dispatching Maj. Gen. Carl von Horn of Sweden, head of the U.N. truce supervision organization in Palestine, to the capitals of the two countries at once to arrange for the arrival of U.N. observers. The agreement was expected to bring to an end the conflict between Yemen Royalists and Republicans that began last September with the ousting of the Royalist government. Donkey Tails, Monkeys Passe In Art World Now NICE, France--UPI---Pablo Picasso announced last night that he and fellow,artist Raymond Moretti have invented a machine to paint pictures. The 83-year-old artist 'announced the invention a* ft restaurant here and predicted it would revolutionize the art of painting. . · . Picasso said the machine is operated by a keyboard, placing colors on canvas at the touch of a key and "cutting down the time lost between the brain and lh*' execution by the hand." '

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