Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 7, 1968 · Page 3
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Thursday, March 7, 1968
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THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1968 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N POLITICS CHARGED 4 "~ j Khodesiaii Regime I Ignores Protests \ Over Executions : SALISBURY, Rhodesia (UPI) -- Prime Minister Lan Smith's .fthodesian regime remained unmoved today by British threats 'find world protests over the hangings of three Africans who had ··won the queen's mercy. - The breakaway government's only public comment on the hangings was to accuse Britain ·of making political use of the royal reprieve and thereby irresponsibly and cruelly" raising ."false hopes in the doomed ,'inen. - The Africans were executed W e d n e s d a y . Two, James .'Mlambo and Victor Dhlamini, ;were convicted of the fire bomb murder of a white motorist and the third, Duly Shadrack, was found guilty of killing an African tribal chief. The crimes were committed before Nov. 11, 1965, when Smith defied Britain and declared Rhodesia independent. Three men calling themselves the "Black Sash Organization" stood in Cecil Square in downtown Salisbury during the day holding placards reading "In Memory of Rhodesian Humanity." Most passersby jeered. Police said no special precautions were taken in Salisbury or in the African townships. In London the British cabinet faced a decision on what action to take against the regime, which it still considers illegal. The strongest move expected would be a charge of murder against Smith, the hangman and other officials. The charge, however, would be as unenforceable as Britain's claims to the power of government in Rhodesia. George Thomson, the British Commonwealth minister who advised Queen Elizabeth to sign the reprieves, said the hangings were "an outrage" and he was echoed by Prime Minister Harold Wilson who said he felt a "deep sense of shock and outrage." The most bitter reaction came from Rhodesia's African-ruled neighbors. Ethiopia called the hangings "cold-blooded murder," and Zambia said Smith's government will "stand condemned before the whole world." T h e regime's statement Wednesday rejected the British charges and said the reprieve was "a cynical and irresponsible act, all the more to be deplored because they brought it in the name of her majesty, the queen." AFTER CHARGE DROPPED Witness Claims Mast Sought Life Benefits C. Lee Mast demanded payment of benefits under an insurance policy issued his wife, killed in a 1965 automobile accident, after a murder charge against him was dropped. This testimony was offered to- Galioto Jury Trial Nears End Joseph Frank Galioto, 33,year-old picket charged with obstructing justice, was to take the witness stand this afternoon in his own defense in the sixth day of his Superior Court trial. Defense Attorneys Ed Kennedy and Herbert Williams said they will conclude their defense with Galioto's testimony. The case is expected to go to a jury tomorrow. Today, a member of Tucson Typographical Union No. 465, Oscar Paris, testified he took a number of pictures of pickets Feb. 4, 1967, when a mass union demonstration at the Tucson Newspapers Inc. Building, 208 N. Stone Ave., resulted -in an outburst of violence. Galioto was arrested when he allegedly shoved a police officer, Lt. Frank Zunno, a n d struck him with his picket sign. Galioto, not a member of the striking union, joined the picket line as a union sympathizer. Terrorist Ranks Grow In Thailand BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) The ranks of the Thai Communist terrorist army have swelled to an estimated 2,300 full time guerrillas, Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn says. He told a news conference an estimated 1,000 terrorists were operating in northeast Thailand, 800 in two northern provinces and about 500 in the south. The figure of 2,300 is the highest so far reported by the Thai government, almost 1,000 more than estimated by the government six months ago. Thanom said the terrorists were equipped with modern weapons, including light machine guns made in the Soviet Union and Communist China and are being supplied from a base in Laos. The government has estimated the terrorists have the support of at least 10,000 Thai farmers in northeast Thailand. day by Tucson attorney Robert S. Tullar in a U.S. District Court case brought by Franklin Life Insurance Co. to determine the actual beneficiary of the policy. The insurance firm filed the suit last August, along with a §98,950 check, claiming thai 3 money was being sought by v a r i o u s parties, including Mast The parties, according to the complaint, include the Masts' three minor children and the Southern Arizona Bank Trust Co., executor of Mrs. Mast's estate. Also in the case now is Mrs. Muriel Sandusky, who is bankruptcy trustee for the Mast estate. Tullar, in taking the witness stand this moining, testified he had been attorney for Mrs. Mast in 1964 and then after her death was hired by the woman's brother to represent -the Mast children. Mast, after being charged for the murder of his wife, Tullar said, signed a renouncement of benefits under the policy and designated his children as beneficiaries. However, the attorney, said. Mast later refused to sign a formal application on the renouncement, and then after the murder charge was dropped, approached the insurance company for the funds. Information on Mast asking for the money, Tullar said, came from the insurance company. The trial which opened today John F. Kilkenny was expected to end this afternoon. Kilkenny then is expected to take the matter under advisement. 21 Miners Appropriations Talks Herald End To 2nd Regular Session Still Down In Salt Pit Fire Drives Off Rescue Crews CALUMET, La. (AP) -- A fire OH the main floor of a dark, awesome salt mine where 21 miners have been trapped for more than 36 hours froced a three-man rescue team to withdraw and return to the surface today. "It certainly isn't good news," said F. Clayton Tonnamaker, a vice president of Cargill, Inc., the mine's owner. "Ail three men got out of the cage at the bottom of the shaft," he said. "They began throwing water on the tire with buckets. It got very hot and they couldn't take the fire anymore." The men, all volunteers from the Kentucky coal mining area, had gone down the blackened s h a f t with bullhorns and searchlights to probe the cavernous mine at the 1,200-foot level. They had been prepared to fight what had been described as a "small fire" with a portable pump. A two-man team which made an earlier descent shortly before dawn reported the fire as "a red glow" in the distance. At that time, Tonnamaker called it a "small fire, not much flame." There was no indication as to what was burning, or exactly where it was located. Once back on the surface, two of the three rescue workers who had gone down were rushed into the company's office near the sha'fthead, apparently for treatment. Company officials refused to speculate on the seriousness of the fire and before announcing it publicly they notified waiting families of the men at the company headquarters in Calumet, some 14 miles away. Before encountering the fire, the rescue team said they found a diesel engine still running, as reported on the initial trip down. When the first report came up at dawn that a motor was heard in the cavern, Tonnamaker said it "leads us to believe that someone started the diesel after the fire." The motor, which could be used to generate electricity or operate a fan, is designed to run only 30 hours at a time unattended. The fire occurred long before that. When A Girl Makes Up Her Mind... DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Downtown traffic was tied up for an estimated 35 minutes here when a 19-year-old girl refused to back her car to allow a semitrailer truck to complete a turn. Patrolman Herbert D, Good said that after 15 minutes of verbal persuasion failed, he wrote a ticket charging the driver of the car, Shari Rue Walker of Des Moines, with interfering with the flow of traffic. She refused to sign the ticket. Good warned her she might go to jail. She still refused to sign. Good called for help. Two other officers failed to persuade her to sign. Miss Walker was taken to mu- .. ,, nicipal court, where she drew a before visiting Federal Judge five-day jail sentence. A lawyer arranged ht.- release after about five hours, and said he would try to have the charge expunged from the records. By ROBERT K. WALKER PHOENIX (AP) - Joint meetings of the House and Senate Appropriations committees today signaled the first major step toward wrapping up the second regular session of the 28th Arizona Legislature. The two committees were to hold their first joint budget talk. Leaders of both chambers cleared the decks to let the two committees work most of the day in an effort to agree on the 1968-69 fiscal year budget for the state. Most legislators feel that even if there should be quick agreement on the budget it would be next week before the technical work could be completed and the bill brought to the floor for voting. The House also scheduled debate for this afternoon on a number of bills. Despite the good sews that the appropriations committees would start meeting, there were other bad omens: --A joint House-Senate conference committee working on a bill to set up a state personnel administration reported no progress at its first meeting and indications were the two chambers were far apart. --Another conference committee discussing a daylight saving time exemption bill also code which is expected to be in- was reported stalemated. It was expected the House would stand its ground amid rumors that the Senate majority was weakening on its demand for all referendum on "fast time." --House members working on Ahearn testified at the hearing a bill to revamp the State Industrial Commission indicated it will be late next week before they can finish rewriting a Senate bill and bring it to the floor. Disputes over the personnel bill and the industrial commission measure have slowed the activity at a crucial time in the session. R e p . S c o t t Alexander, R-Pima, has made it clear he will block a number of key Senate bills until the personnel measure is ironed out and on its way to the governor's desk. Senate President Marshall Humphrey, R-Maricopa, continues to insist the industrial om- mission issue can be settled quickly during the current session. House leaders still want a special session although they aren't saying that publicly. Members of the lower chamber fe: that in the haste to adjourn the regular session they might be "snookered" by the Senate into taking a bill which is less than they want. R e p . J a m e s Shelley, R-Maricopa, held a public hearing before his labor and management committee on a safety Amended Bus Tax Relief Bill Given Senate Panel Okay PHOENIX (AP) - After an extensive debate the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee-today amended and approved a House bill to grant some tax and fee exemptions to bus companies in cities. Sen. Ken Cardella, R-Pima, offered the amendment which would grant the exemption only until Dec. 31, 1970. Cardella said that, if after two years of having the exemptions the bus companies in Tucson and Phoenix have not regained financial stability, then the legislature will have to decide what to do about the problem. Rep. Tony BueW, R-Pima, who appeared before the Senate committee to urge passage of the bill, said the amendment would be acceptable to the House. Several senators on the committee were skeptical of the bill, and Sen. Robert Stump, D-Maricopa, said he would sign a minority report against the measure. The bill still must clear the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee before it can be brought to the floor for a vote. The bill would exempt the bus companies from about $60,000 in gross receipts, taxes and unla- den weight fees. Dave Campbell, superintendent of the State Motor Vehicle Division, appeared before the committee to oppose the bill on behalf of the State Highway Commission. He said the measure is unconstitutional in that it grants a subsidy to private business. S e n . Orme Lewis Jr., R-Maricopa, asked a number of questions of Henry Detournay, an official of the American Transit Corp. which owns Tucson and Phoenix bus companies. "I can't believe you didn't know what you were getting into," Lewis said, noting that American Transit purchased the Tucson bus line less than two years ago. "Things looked much better than they turned out to be," De- Tournay said. He said the company was hit by labor problems, higher than expected operating costs and an unexpected drop in business which might have been blamed on the copper strike. Stump called the bill "a bad precedent" and said in a bad business year any industry might come in and ask for such tax exemptions. Cardella brought out that of the $85,000 lost by Tucson Transit Corp. last year $64,000 was in depreciation. House Schedules Debate On' Supervisor Increase PHOENIX (AP) - Two dozen bills were scheduled for debate this afternoon in the Arizona House, including a measure to increase boards of supervisors from three to five members. Other bills on the calendar include measures to: Senate Considers Measures Aimed At Control Of Riots WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Powerless to stop a surging demand for a federal crackdown on ghetto violence, a bipartisan coalition in the Senate today found itself backing a compromise civil rights bill laden with antiriot amendments. Despite serious misgivings about the antiriot measures, the managers of the bill compensated for their setbacks by keeping intact their main goal -- a broad ban on housing discrimination. Sen. Philip A. Hart, D-Mich., floor manager for the bill, said that it was "regrettable we added more riot stuff to it. I'm glad some was rejected." The Senate moved into its fourth day of voting on amendments to the compromise with some indication that the end was approaching. Hart said he did not know how many more amendments would be offered but added that Senate Democratic Leader "Mike Mansfield, Mont., hoped that all would be disposed of before nightfall. Once the Senate accepts the amended compromise, the bill could still face a Southern filibuster. Because of the parliamentary situation, it could take a second -- very shaky -- cloture vote to achieve final passage. As the Senate met today, the compromise civil rights package included: -- A three-stage "open housing" provision which would outlaw discrimination in the sale or rental of 44.6 million units or 68 per cent of the nation's housing. -- Legislation protecting Negroes and civil rights workers against racial violence. -- An antiriot provision making it a federal crime to cross state lines to incite a riot; to ship weapons and explosives used in a civil disorder; to teach the use of rifles, Molotov cocktails, and claymore mines; and to interfere or obstruct policemen and firemen carrying out their duties during ghetto uprisings. The senate had 38 bills clear for debate Friday. These included bills to: --Provide for election of a lieutenant governor. --Amend the constitution to provide for four-year terms for governor and state senators. --Ask the people for a mandate to require consolidation of state government. --Spell out conditions under which wiretapping may be used. --Tighten down laws on rioting. --Authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to order drivers to training schools. -- Reserve mineral rights in all state land which is sold. This is designed to give the state school fund the benefit of any mineral developments on the land. -- Give tax incentives to industries installing devices to cut down water and air pollution. -- Increase payments to nursing homes from $125 to $160 to pay for care of the indigent elderly. -- Implement the "older Americans Act" in Arizona. -- Ask Congress to lower the amount of DDT residue allowable in milk. -- Appropriate $330,000 to purchase the Black Canyon Shooting Range north of Phoenix, serted in the industrial commission bill. Shelley said labor spokesmen at the hearing made some suggestions which may be incorporated in the bill. Industrial Commissioner John that unless the state law is tightened up the "feds" may step in and take over. The Senate passed 19 bills last night, most of them routine appropriation and reallocation measures from the House. One Senate bill which was sent to the lower chamber would provide for an annual audit of the state treasurer. One bill was defeated on the Senate floor by a 15-14 vote and there was little to suggest it could be revived. The measure would have given the legislature control over rental money from land granted to the State Hospital by the enabling act' of 1910. The hospital board currently administers the funds. Democratic Minority Leader Harold Giss of Yuma said he believed the bill to be unconstitutional. Twelve Democrats and three Republicans voted against it. PAGE 3 Barry Says He'll Back Republicans' Nominee PHOENIX (AP) - Barry Goldwater said today he has always supported tthe Republican nominee for president and would do so again in 1968. He said that he was restating his position "without compromising my intention to work -- without reservation -- for" Richard Nixon for the nomination this year. The 1964 Republican presidential nominee called a news conference to read a statement restating his position. No questions were allowed. It came after Goldwater had told newsmen Monday that "conservatives want no part" of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. However, in Washington Tuesday night Goldwater indicated he might support Rockefeller if he was nominated. Minnesotans To Meet A musical style show will be held by the Minnesota Club to entertain winter visitors Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. preceded by a potluck. It will be held at Doolen Junior High School, 2400 N. Country Club Road. FOR YOUR FAMILY? F O O T W E A R N E E D S SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE ATTHc SHOE CORRAL Exptrt fitting and Ptrionolhtid 5*rvkt _ Valley ffclioaal Credit Cards OK WE DO IT RIGHT - even if it takes 2 vans! We can handle YOUR MOVE! RALPH'S Serving Tucson over 41 Years Ph. 622-6461 MOVING STORAGE 127 W. 5th ST. ! r Y IX/l FACTORY-AUTHORIZED ANNUAL UP TO Beautiful Mediterranean -- model 754 with 295 sq: in. screen, two high fidelity speakers. Concealed swivel casters permit easy moving. 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