Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 10, 1966 · Page 1
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Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, March 10, 1966
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VOL 94 NO. 59 TUCSON, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1966 10 CENTS--52 PAGES Paul A. McKalip (front left), editor of the Tucson Daily Citizen editorial page, has been promoted to editor of the Citizen and executive vice president of ,the Citizen Publishing Co. George Rosenberg, (front right) managing editor takes on the additional posi- Citizen Staff Changes --Citizen Photo By John Hemmer tion of vice president of the Citizen. William S. Milburn (rear left) will become editor of the editorial page, and George McLeod, Citizen sports editor, has been named an editorial writer to fill the vacancy left by Milburn. McKalip Named Citizen's Editor, Others Promoted Appointment of Paul A. McKalip as editor of the Tucson Daily Citizen was announced today by Publisher William A. Small Jr., touching off a chain of promotions on the newspaper's staff. The ' position of editor has been held by Small and by his father before him since 1950. In retaining the title of publisher, and assigning the responsibilities of editor to McKalip, Small said: , . "This is a move to strengthen the Citizen's operations- by separating the business functions of publisher from the news and editorial functions of editor. Devoting full time to the printed word, and working full time with those who produce it, McKalip will be able to institute a continuing program of change and improvement in the newspaper's content." ' . This is the first time in more than 30 years that the 'titles of publisher and editor have been held separately, and the first time in an equal period that the position of editor has been occupied by,; someone who does not represent ownership of the Citizen. As editor, McKalip was elected-executive vice-president, and director of the Citizen Publishing Co: , . Managing Editor George L, Rosenberg was also elected to the board of directors as vice- president of the Citizen Publishing Co. In other promotions announced today: -- William S. Milburn was appointed to succeed McKalip as editor of the editorial page. -- George C. McLeod will leave the Citizen's sports department to become an .editorial writer, succeeding Milburn: -- Carl E. Porter Jr. was promoted from assistant-sports editor to succeed McLeod as sports editor. (See story in sports section.) . .;.. McKALIP joined the Citizen staff when'he moved to Tucson from California in 1951, and has been editor of the editorial page ever since. A graduate of Occidental College, he obtained his early newspaper : experience with the Los' Angeles Times and the Pasadena Star-News. His many civic and professional activities include the YMCA (secretary of the Metropolitan board), National Conference of Editorial Writers (secretary), Tucson Regional Plan (director), Tucson Community Council (past director) and Chamber of Commerce (member of a number of committees). ROSENBERG, a native of Rochester, N.Y., attended Yale University and graduated from Bard College of Columbia University. Stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB during World War II, he returned to Tucson after the war, and-has been with the Citizen, .since ,1947 as reporter, drama critic, editorial writer and managing editor. PALACE MARCH BLOCKED Demonstrators Protest Wedding Of Princess AMSTERDAM -GB- Crown Princess Beatrix, the 'future Queen of the Netherlands, married a handsome German diplomat today as 1,000 demonstrators tried to march on the royal p a l a c e . Club-swinging police beat them back. The bridegroom, Glaus von Amsberg, 39, grew up under Hitler and as a youth served in the German Army. The marriage made him a Prince of the Netherlands, entitled him to an annual allowance of 300,- 00ft guilders ($83,300), and changed his name to the Dutch van Amsberg. The demonstrators, most of them youths, shouted condemnations of the bridegroom and slogans, but were about half a mile from the wedding procession through Amsterdam. The police dispersed the crowd as it started to march on the palace. In (he former Jewish quarter, flowers were placed at the monument to the wartime resistance movement against the Germans. Youths set off smokebombs ·long the route of the procession to protest the marriage. At one point, the bride's golden coach was thinly enveloped in smoke. But thousands of Dutchmen waved flags and cheered the 28-year-old "smiling princess" and her bridegroom as the royal procession moved through Amsterdam. The government had proclaimed a national holiday, but the turnout fell far short of what palace officials had hoped for. Some observers estimated about 80,000 lined the five-mile route. Police said that 250,000 could be accommodated. The Dutch radio announced that one of the young demonstrators who tried to march on the palace was hospitalized with concussion after the clash with the police. See Story, Pictures, Page 13 He is a trustee and former president of the Tucson Medical Center, chairman of the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, a Pima County juvenile court referee, a director of Exceptional C h i l d r e n Inc. (Camp Echo), Arizona Friends of Music and the Tucson Fund- Raising Review Board, and a former director of the United Community Campaign, Tucson Symphony Association and Visiting Nurse Association, MILBURN, a middle-westerner who graduated from the University 'of Arizona, was managing editor of the American Lumberman magazine in Chicago for four years before returning to Tucson. He joined the Citizen staff as a reporter in 1951, becoming promotion director in 1952"and editorial writer in 1960. He has been president of the Tucson Community Council, president of the western region of the National Newspaper Promotion Association, chairman of the national rules and control committee of the All-American Soap Box Derby, and a director of the United Community Campaign and Tucson Family Service Agency. McLEOD moved to Arizona from his native New England in 1950, first as sports editor of the Bisbee Review and then (in 1953) as sports writer for the Citizen. He has been sports editor since 1956, and received the Arizona Sportswriter of the Year Award in 1963. A graduate of Boston University and former reporter for the Waterville Sentinel in Maine, McLeod is president of the Southern Arizona chapter of Sigma Delta Chi (professional journalism society), a member of the Football Writers Association of America and a regular contributor to national sports publications. Identities LEGISLATOR TWO INDICTED REDS OVERRUN CAMP Two-Day Tale Of Valor Ends, 20 Survive SAIGON --UPI-- Communist North Viet Nam regulars attacking through Laos today captured a U. S. special forces camp whose defenders had reached new heights of valor in a two-day battle. Only four Americans and 16 tribesmen were known to have survived. Bulletin NEW YORK-- (D -- Major banks increased their minimum lendir" rate to 5£ per cent from 5 per cent today. When the battle began there were 12 or 13 Americans and 300 to 400 Montagnard and Chinese Nung tribesmen in the special forces camp 375 miles northeast of Saigon. Rescue helicopters flew out four wounded Americans and 16 tribesmen and pilots said no other defenders were known to be alive. THE RESCUED were flown to hospitals in Da Nang and Chu Lai by pilots who braved a wall of Communist fire. The others were killed or captured--unless some were able to flee into the jungle-covered mountains. Communist gunners tonight shot down two of the helicopters sent in to the camp on a rescue mission, with the apparent loss of five crewmen. One H34 crashed in flames but another helicopter rescued three of the four crewmen. The second crashed just after dark inside the perimeter of the camp and there was ho chance for rescue efforts. three other planes had been shot down'in the area earlier. The Americans flown to Da Nang 60 miles away had been through it. hell and they looked "It was a rough night. . . real rough," one wounded man said. THE TALE of valor began unfolding when Communists estimated at 2,000 to 2,500 strong laid siege to the Camp Wednesday. There were feats of heroism throughout the siege and again today when the helicopters braved enemy fire and low hanging clouds to make the rescue. A second wave of helicopters reported ceiling zero as they left--the same factor which had prevented the Air Force from striking at the attackers as they lobbed shells into the camp with -powerful Chinese Communist mortars and other weapons. A few planes did get through. At one point a radio operator among the green-bereted defenders called down air strikes against his own position--the same .tactic used by the French commander the day Dien Bien Phu fell to the Communists in 1954. v . AT THE HEIGHT of the battle Maj. Bernard Fisher of Kuna, Idaho, landed his A1E Skyraider fighter-bomber on the airstrip in a curtain of bullets and plucked from death or capture Maj. · Stafford W. Myers of Newport, Wash., his wingman who had crash landed. s One of the three American planes shot down was "Puff the Magic Dragon," an old World War II C47 which had been fitted out with gatling guns to fire a stream.of bullets at the Communists. Its pilot had flown in at 200 to 800 feet when the call for help came from the besieged camp. The end for special forces camp was announced by Col. William McKean, commanding officer of the 5th special forces in Viet Nam. "We closed camp A Shau at 17:45 this afternoon," he said, tersely. State Attorney General Confirms Payoff Probe Chief Deputy Atty. Gen. William Eubank confirmed today that the attorney general's office is investigating the possibility of payoffs in the field of tax assessment in Arizona. However, Eubank said the investigation is in a preliminary stage and nothing further can be said about it now. Eubank declined to name any 'MORE' AFTER 'I KISS YOUR HAND' Crooner Gets Too Much Into His Act DERBY, England - UPI Mrs. Barbara Coyle and her husband, George, were all smiles as singer David Whitfield crooned, "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame." But they didn't take him literally. Minutes later, everyone was singing a different tune and Whitfield was nursing a black eye. The story unfolded yesterday in court, where Coyle was found innocent of a s s a u l t charges in a night club bout. Mrs. Coyle told the jury that Whitfield glided over to her table as he sang, waltzed her to the floor and "kissed me forcibly with my head between his hands. "It was an intimate kiss . . . I was very upset." For his next number, Whitfield chose a ballad entitled "More" and returned to the couple's table for exactly that, the woman said. Coyle drew the line at this point and interrupted the refrain by punching Whitfield in the eye. The wound required five stitches. "I thought he was going to kiss her again," Coyle explained in court. The jury, before finding for Coyle, listened as the singer told why he went to such extremes in audience participation. "To be honest, I do get pleasure out of it," he said. or Arizona firm, individual county assessor's office that might be involved in the vestigation in this state. in- Eubank was asked to comment on a reference in the current issue of Newsweek magazine. The article on California's assessment scandal said, "Arizona's attorney general launched an investigation, based on California tipoffs, that is currently hot on the trail of one of that state's largest corporations." Involved in California case, according to the press in that state, is the tax consulting firm of Dawson, Desmond, Van Cleve Associates, Springfield, N. J. Two of the firm's partners, John Desmond, 48, and Jordan G. Van Cleve, 58, were indicted in January by a San Diego grand jury on charges of giving or offering bribes, offering false or forged instruments and conspiracy in San Diego County. A total of seven persons were indicted on similar charges. The Springfield, N. J., firm also is known to have numerous clients in Arizona. Benefits Fight Vowed WASHINGTON,- (B - Sen, Winston L. Prouty, R-Vt., said ;oday that if his proposal for broadened Social Security coverage is knocked out of President Johnson's tax bill, he will launch a campaign to reinstate it. Prouty's proposal, which the Senate added to the tax bill this week, was one of two amendments the Administration battled to knock out as Senate- House conferees met on the measure. At Prouty's urging, the Senate voted Tuesday to provide Soda Security payments to j 1.8 millio! persons over 70 not now covered. The addition would cost an estimated $750 million a year. THE SENATE also voted to retain the present 3 per cent excise on local residential telephone service, reinstating the old 10 per cent tax only on long- distance calls. Together, the two amendments would knock more than $1 billion from the net increase of $6 billion Johnson asked to help finance the Viet Nam war. Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen said he had been advised the House conferees would stand firm against the two changes. But Prouty vowed to continue the fight. "IF THE committee bows to Administration pressure . . . I shall take my case to the people," he said. Major provisions in the bill are reimposition of taxes on phone calls and car sales that were cut Jan. 1, a graduated withholding system for collection of personal income taxes and a speedup in payment of corporation taxes. The proposal by Sen. Vance Hartke, D-Ind., to knock out of the bill the increase in the excise on local residential telephone service would wipe out $315 million of the bill's revenue. THE SENATE became so confused yesterday on voting on Hartke's proposal that it adopted the amendment by a vote of 46 to 42 in a form which actually repealed the entire excise levy on residential service. But Hartke said this was a mistake. He finally got consent to change it to carry out his original intention of leaving the residential phone tax at 3 per cent. In Grand Jury Liquor Probe The Pima County Grand Jury today indicted two persons--at least one of them a state legislator--on charges involving bribery and conspiracy in liquor lir cense dealings. Identity of the persons indicted will remain secret until they are in custody, County Atty. Norman E. Green said. Charges on the two indictments are conspiracy, legislator asking or receiving a bribe, accessory to legislator asking or receiving a bribe, attempted perjury by subornation and bri- tery or corruption of a witness. All 17 state representatives and both state senators from Pima County f.ppeared before the grand jury's investigation of liquor licenses, as has Sen. E; B. Thode, D-Pinal, STATE SEN. Sol Ahee appeared twice before the panel Two other Democrats, Reps Joe D. Ybarra and Tony Car- Dr. Alvarez Bridge Comics Crossword Puzzle Deaths Editorials Financial News Movie Times Public Records Sports TV-Radio Dials Woman's View rillo, were called lowed to testify but not al- when they declined to sign documents waiving any legislative immunity they might have to prosecution. . Still another Democratic legislator, Rep. Sandy P. Bowling, already has been indicted by the jury on charges of bribery and conspiracy, as has former Pima County Rep. Harold Cook, how on leave from his post as deputy state treasurer. Two other indictments -- for perjury -- .have been returned against State Liquor Supt. John A. Duncan and one of his Tucson agents, Peter San Angelo. T 0 D A Y'S INDICTMENTS were presented to Superior Court Judge Lee Garrett at 11 a.m. Though he read the formal charges, without naming the defendants, he did not say how many of the six charges were against each of the de- 'endants. After returning the indictments, the jury and County Atty. Norman E. Green spent the next hour hearing testimony 'rom four more witnesses in the continuing license investigation. ; -; Joe Huerta, former chairman of the Pima County Democrat ic Party and operator of ta Fuente restaurant, 1749 N. Miracle Mile Strip, spent less than five minutes in the jury room. When he left he refused to talk to reporters and covered his face when confronted by news photographers. Gus Fotinos, operator of Furniture Warehouse, spent 10 minutes behind the closed jury doors. .;;·, ·.· It was testimony in a divorce case that Fotinos paid up to $2,000, to sign . painter Louis Martinez $r help with a liquor license application' that led Superior Court Judge William Frey'to order the-license investigation three months ago; John Mesch, an attorney, was in the jury room for nearly 20 minutes. " The fourth witness was a man who left after less than 15 minutes in the jury room. "No comment," was his only reply :o reporters questions. The grand jury was expected a hear several more witnesses n the license investigation late Shots Fired At Assessor 'By Mistake' »/ A deputy county assessor was greeted by bullets fired by a property owner today and suffered a minor foot wound. However, the reason for the shooting was a case of mistaken identity, according to sheriffs investigators. Douglas Richard Coss, 29, of 2750 N. Balboa Ave., was hit in the left foot by one of three shots fired in his direction from a .30-30 rifle. Sheriff's deputies said Coss lad gone to 6250 W. Sweetwater Drive about 11 a.m. to make an assessment. But the owner of the property, identified as Craig Wakefield, apparently thought Coss' car was one involved in a theft at his home recently. Deputy Manuel Rivera said that when Wakefield opened fire at Coss' county-owned sedan, one bullet blew out the right front tire of the vehicle. Another penetrated the left front fender and ricocheted into Coss' foot. Coss was treated by his own doctor. Another deputy assessor with Coss, John H. Barrick, of 2514 N. Geronimo Ave., was unhurt. No charges were filed against Wakefield, pending further investigation of the incident by detectives. today and- then next Thursday. recess until War Funds Approved WASHINGTON -UPI- Congress acted quickly today to ?ive President Johnson the mil- ,tary and economic aid he requested for Viet Nam and other world trouble spots. The Senate approved 82 to 2, $415 million economic aid bilL Both the House and Senate accepted and sent to the President $4.8 billion supplemental military authorization to buy new arms for the War. Bright STty To Stav On Writing this poem Most every day Keeps our weather Bright and gay -Ha! Continued bright skies and little change in temperature is forecast for tonight and tomorrow. The weatherman predicts a low of 45 and high of 75 tomorrow. Yesterday's high was 78 and a low of 47 was recorded this morning. Water runoff from the mountain snows is expected to continue for a few days, but no flooding is expected. Today's 2 p.m. temperature was 76 degrees with a relative humidity of 14 per cent. Full Weather Report, Pss« «,

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