Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 1, 1963 · Page 14
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WEDNESDAY, MAY I, I963 PAGE 15 8 COUNTS IN ALL Murder Charge Filed In Double Auto Fatality By DALE WITTNER Murder, assault and manslaughter charges--eight counts in all--have been filed against a 24-year-old ex- convict involved in a double traffic fatality last week Senators See Threat To Israel Call Mideast War Peril Zone that claimed daughter. the lives of a mother and her young --AP Wlrepholo ROCKET HYBRIDS IN SPACE Potential roles for hybrid rocket motors, so-called because they are cross between liquid and solid propellant, are depicted in this artist's drawing. Back-pack hybrid provides propulsion for spaceman (lower left), while other hybrids are used to maneuver space station sections into position, background. United Technology Center scientists at Sunnyvale, Calif., have built and fired hybrids to 10,000 pounds thrust. Flexibility and high performance are outstanding points of hybrids. Baby Rocket Engine Burns Plexiglass, Roars Like Giant By WILLIAM C. HARRISON AP Science Writer SUNNYVALE, C a l i f -- UP-A baby rocket engine ' that burns plexiglass for fuel with a roar remindful of its big brothers has been developed by United Technology Center. The table-top mode! is a hybrid, a cross between liquid And solid propellant engines but with both. advantages over United Technology Center, a leader in research and development of rockets, calls the hybrid the engine of tomorrow. It combines the simplicity and reliability of the solid fueled rocket with the controllability and high performance of the liquid, its backers declare. The clear plexiglass combustion chamber of United's demonstration midget is also its fuel, burning at about 6,000 degrees fahrenheit. A quarter-second squirt of propane gas across a spark plug in ihe core starts the engine, and a flow of oxygen gas keeps it flaming noisily. It exerts some four pounds of thrust. The kick can be controlled, however, simply by regulating the oxygen flow. Engines like the little hybrid--United Technology scientists have built and fired them up to 10,000 pounds of thrust -- have gone through thousands of firings without a misfire or failure. "The plexiglass of the model engine is a surprisingly efficient fuel," says Dr. Earl A. Weilmuenster, UTC scientist. And characteristics of the combustion can be observed through the tube's transparent walls. The outside of the combus- Yanks Near Top Of Mount Everest KATMANDU, Nepal--UP)-The American Everest expedition's first assault team was believed making its final push today toward the summit of the world's highest mountain. The expedition established camp six at 27,800 feet yesterday, preparatory to an attempt today to reach the 29,028-foot peak, a spokesman in Katmandu announced. The push to the summit was to be made by two men, drawn from the four Americans and 13 Sherpa porters who made up the expedition's first assault team. Climbing below them was a second assault team of four Americans and four Sherpas. Two men from this group also were to try for the summit. Still a third group--of two Americans and four Sherpas ---made its way up the mountain's Lhotse face to supporl the assault groups, assist tirec climbers down and stand by for rescue work. A spokes man said earlier some of the hird group might get hance at the summit after he first two teams. Identities of those in thi assault teams are not to bi nnounced until all thre ;roups have returned. At least one attempt wa lanned over the southeas ·idge which Sir Edmund Hil ary and Tenzing Norgaj crossed in their conquest o Everest 10 years ago. Another team hoped t open a new route over th rocky west ridge, the horde Between Nepal and Commu nist-ruled Tibet. Titan I Blows Up In Launch VANDENBERG AIR FORCF BASE, Calif.--UP)--A Titan Intercontinental ballistic mis ·lie exploded today during an attempted launch at thi, coastal installation, the Ai force reported. ion tube is barely warm to he touch during firing, de- pite the 6,000 degree heat vithin. That's because of blation--melting and vapor- ng of the fuel as it burns, arrying away the heat. Eventually, the intense heat ·vould burn through the plexi- glass walls of the model, lowever. At present, techni- ians replace the tube when hey see that the walls are getting thin. Applications the scientists see for the engine include back-pack p r o p u l s i o n o f spacemen, steering of spacecraft or data-gathering satel- ites, complex operations in orbital docking of space ve- licles, soft landings and takeoffs from the moon's surface. One united technology center executive predicts that some day the concept may be adapted to remotely con;rolled mechanical "errand Doys" a housewife could send down to the shopping center to pick up groceries. The hybrid engine is fully storable over a wider range of atmospheric and space conditions, says Dr. Weilmuenster. The fuel portions of tremendous boosters--weighing 10 to 20 million pounds--can be formulated to be no more hazardous than a rubber tire, he points out. They can be built in existing factories and transported as easily as large culvert pipes--and with no more danger. On-site assembly, the scientists say, would involve no risk of fire, poisoning or explosion, and the oxidizer-probably a liquid--could be pumped aboard from a pipeline or tanker as oil is handled. The fuel may be hyper- golic, bursting into flames spontaneously as the oxidizer contacts it. William Patrick Chalmers, 522y 2 E. Drachman St., was placed under armed guard at St. Mary's Hospital immediately after the felony charges were lodged in Justice Court 1 late yesterday. CHALMERS, WHO HAS a long record with police here and in California, will be brougKt to court as soon as he is released from the hospital where he is listed in satisfactory condition with injuries he received in the crash. One count each of murder and manslaughter face the suspect in connection with the death of each of the two victims, Mrs. Adeline Huerta, 31, of 3845 N. Balboa Ave., and her daughter, 11-year-old Rosalina A p o d a c a , about 12:30 a.m. last Wednesday. Each of four counts of assault with a deadly weapon --the car--involves injuries received by others in the accident, including Chalmer's 19-year-old passenger, Ronald N. Ehlers, of 4941 N. Mathews Ave. Others injured were Joey Apodaca, 6, who is still in fair condition at the hospital; Joe G. Huerta, a 38-year- old San Manuel miner who has been released after treatment for injuries; and Jerry W. Kaufman, 16, of 2502 W. Lily St., who also has been released. Umpires, Take Note! NEW YORK -- UP)-Criminal Court Judge Benjamin Gassmann found George McDonald, 35, of New York guilty last week of drunken driving, then went home and spent the weekend considering his decision. Deciding it had been wrong, the judge reversed the decision yesterday, despite the argument of an assistant district attorney that he had no legal right to do so. Gassmann quoted the Talmud, the Hebrew book of law, which states: "A judge who has pronounced j u d g m e n t and later believes he has been mistaken should not s a c r i f i c e h i s honest opinion for consistency. It is his duty to recall the parties involved and pronounce justice anew to them. It is better to be disgraced in this world than in the other world, and yet there is no disgrace in this, for many honest men have changed their minds." ACCORDING TO authorities, the accident occurred seconds after C h a l m e r s ' northbound convertible sped over the Rillito Creek bridge on Oracle Road on the wrong side of the road. A highway patrolman reported that the accident occurred on about the center line when Huerta tried to swerve to avoid the onrushing Chalmers vehicle. After the initial collision, Kauffman, the sole occupant of a southbound car, struck C h a l m e r s ' vehicle as it blocked the road. Bowles Nomination Clears Senate WASHINGTON--(/P)-- The Senate confirmed by voice vote today President Kennedy's nomination of Chester Bowles to be ambassador to India. Missing Girl Found In South Tucson Cecilia Ruiz, 1 5 - y e a r - o l d Tucson High School sophomore who has been missing from her home since April 22 was found last night at the corner of S. 5th Ave. and 34th St. The girl told South Tucson police she voluntarily did not go to school on that date and has since been staying in a South 6th Avenue motel. South Tucson Patrolman Frank Button said he was led to the girl's whereabouts by a friend of hers, Marino Ganzales, of 2120 S. 10th Ave., who saw her at S. 6th Ave. and 32nd St. She is the daughter of Mrs. Maria Ruiz, of 9331/2 S. 8th Ave., police said. The girl was turned over to city police and, after brief interrogation, taken to the Pima County Juvenile Detention Home. By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON -- /P) -Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen · today called the Middle East situation "explosive and dangerous" and said it holds the threat of a third world war. Dirksen thus added his voice to bipartisan expressions of fear of possible Arab aggression against Israel. "If we expect to maintain peace and to prevent a war erupting in the Middle East, as is always a threat, we are going to have to monitor the situation very carefully," Dirksen said in an interview. "You can not permit the situation to drift too long, because d r i f t is always dangerous," he added. Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., who spearheaded a flood of Senate speeches yesterday demanding U. S. intervention, predicted there will be increased pressure "for a change in our policy of drift." JAVITS PROPOSED, among other things, that the United State attempt to get Great Britain, France and other western nations to join it in a collective defense agreement with Israel. He warned that "time is running out on peace in the Middle East." His speech set off bipartisan appeals for this and other U. S. action, including a call by Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, assistant Democratic leader, for an embargo on arms shipments to the Middle East and stronger U.N. Icy May Day Frosts Crops In Midwest IN DISARMAMENT Ike, JFK Policies Termed Similar By STEVE EMERINE Despite recent criticisms, President Kennedy's approach to disarmament has been "basically the same" as that used by President Eisenhower, the U. S. deputy permanent representative to the United Nations said here today. peacekeeping operations. The speeches were arranged in informal consultation to give emphasis to pressure on the administration. JAVITS AND other speakers accused the Soviet Union of pouring guns, tanks, planes and ships into Egypt to reequip Nasser's armies and ol using every opportunity to stir up the Arabs because of Charles W. Yost, who carries the rank of ambassador, addressed Mayor Lew Davis, the City Council, city department heads. Chamber of Commerce officials and local service club presidents this morning at City Hall. Comparing the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations' policies toward the U.N., Yost said, "There's almost no difference. Both administrations believe in a very vigorous approach. "Similarly, the attitudes toward disarmament have been v e r y close," he continued. "President Eisenhower and President Kennedy have approached this problem basically the same." The statement came in answer to a question from Councilman Thomas Rallis regarding a series of editorials the Citizen has been publishing on the subject of world dis- tration approach to disarmament and has warned that the approach could be dangerous to the best interest of the U.S. Yost also told the group that the U.S. "should definitely stay tions." in the United Na- The U.N., he continued, "is an opportunity to further U.S. foreign policy, just as is NATO, our deterrent force. "To get out would be giving up and surrendering this advantage to the Russians," Yost added. "As it is, the U.S. can use the U.N. more effectively than Russia or the nonaligned. states We can put through actions for our benefit and block 99 out of 100 actions against our interest. The U.N armament. The Citizen has been criti cal of the Kennedy adminis never has passed anything which has been seriously against our interests." Yos added. The ambassador is sched uled to m a k e several ad dresses here tonight and tomorrow. Mercury Hits Lows; Snow Noted By United Press International Wintry May Day weather frosted crops from Kansas to Kentucky today, spread snow across Ohio, New York and Western Pennsylvania, and pushed the temperature to record lows. Louisville, Ky., and Erie, Pa., recorded 31 degrees, both May 1 records. The 29 degrees at I n d i a n a p o l i s was another record breaker. In Ohio, Youngstown and Cleveland residents slushed firough an inch and three nches of snow, respectively. FREEZING RAINS and wet now up to two inches deep ell throughout western New York, where the temperatures hovered in the 20s with ittle relief in sight. Great Lakes vessels, slapped about by 70-mile-an-hour winds and 30-foot waves, limped to safety. Israel's West. commitment to the Sen. Neuberger Outlines Smoking Control Proposal WASHINGTON--#)--Sen. Maurine Neuberger, D- Ore., an advocate of public information on the relationship between smoking and health, outlined today a model smoking control act. The proposal was summarized in an announcement that Mrs. Neuberger has completed a book on "The Political and Public Aspects of Smoking and Health" to be published next fall. The control act would prohibit distribution of free cigarette samples to minors; restrict permissible tar and nicotine yields from cigarettes, and, provide for a moderate use of cigarette taxes to finance programs of smoking education and research. "I have been frank but not moralistic," Mrs. Neuberger said of her manuscript. "And if I have been hard on the industry I think I have been equally hard on the public guardians whose failure to act courageously or decisively has left unchecked the epidemic rise in smoking-connected disease," she added. Humphrey declared that the increased buildup of arms in the Middle East is "a loaded pistol pointed at the heart of all humanity" and represents "a lighted fuse which could ignite nuclear war." Humphrey proposed (1) an embargo on arms shipments to the area coupled with a regional arms control agreement, (2) a larger U.N. peace- :eeping force and (3) the as- ignment of U.N. observers hroughout the Middle East. Sen. Clifford P. Case, R- M.J., pictured U.S. policy as one of "wishful waiting" in he hope the problem will go away. t THE UNITED STATES, Case declared, should make clear "the threat to Israel's security will be met in full measure by U. S. assistance." Sen. John O. Pastore, D-R.I., warned that an armed clash between Israel and Arab states "would involve us and might set off a world war." Sen. Ernest Gruening, D- Alaska, protested pouring U.S. money ii.to Egypt to establish the United Arab Republic as a "100 per cent police state" when Israel is a loyal ally. "Unless the build-up of Nasser is reversed," Gruening declared, "we are going to have a bloody war for which we will have to bear some of the responsibility." Sen. Paul H. Dougles, D-IH., said one of Nasser's avowed Attempt Fails To Crack Rillito Flood Plain Plan By JIM COOPER An attempt to crack the Rillito Flood Plain Plan before it becomes a reality--if it does -- failed yesterday when zoning officials denied commercial and residential rezoning in what has been described as a flood area. This was a rezoning request for some 106 acres owned by the pioneer Wetmore family on Wetmore Road just east of Oracle Road. The family wants to build a regional shopping center and housing. The area has been described by the planning department as lying two-thirds within the flood plain of the Rillito Creek. The planning department, after a five-year study conducted by engineer George Grove, has proposed an ordinance that would prohibit residential and shopipng center construction in the designated flood plain area. The proposal has met with heated opposition from land owners and residents in the area. The County Planning and Zoning Commission has set May 23 as a public hearing date on the proposed ordinance. Yesterday, Neffson, 69 Dr. W. A. Harry Wetmore Road, appeared in behalf of the commercial and residential rezoning. Married into the Wetmore family, Neffson said the land was homesteaded 98 years ago by the Wetmores. "In the 40 years that Ralph Wetmore has lived on his property at 4520 N. Oracle Road," Neffson said, "it has not flooded from the overflow of the Rillito River." The proposed flood plain ordinance is based on an estimated 50- year flood expectancy. Further, Neffson pointed out, the county has rechan- TUCSON TONIGHT, TOMORROW purposes is to into the sea." "drive Israel HOPE TO SALVAGE REMAINDER Demos Dump General School Aid Legislation WASHINGTON -- iff} -Democratic leaders of the House Education Committee have given up all hope this year for general federal aid to schools legislation. They are dropping it from the administration's education bill. Chairman Adam' Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., and other ranking Democrats have decided it would be futile to ask Congress now to provide aid for public elementary and high schools. They still hope, however, to keep most of the rest of President Kennedy's comprehensive education bill in one piece, despite pressure from committee Republicans to concentrate on a single section--aid to colleges. Abandonment of the proposal to make federal funds available to the states for p u b l i c school construction and teachers' salaries marks the third straight year Kennedy has been unable to get a vote in the House on what he has called the heart of his education program. Religious and racial controversies plus widespread opposition to the concept of federal aid to education have built up a formidable opposition that makes the House leadership reluctant to risk a floor fight. The decision to dump the general school aid provisions was reached yesterday at a meeting of Powell and his subcommittee chairmen. The full Democratic membership is expected to endorse the stand at a meeting later this week. T h e committee l e a d e r s voted to try for an omnibus bill containing seven sections, most of which expand or continue existing programs. They include: A one-year extension of aic to school districts crowded because of federal installations, expansion of vocational education, grants for educa- tion of handicapped children, expansion of aid to public libraries, grants to improve the q u a l i t y of teaching, strengthening of federal-state- local cooperative educational research programs and expansion of student loan anc other provisions of the National Defense Education Act A program to aid construe tion of college academic fa cilities, which Republicans say should get highest priority, is to be prepared as a separate measure, Unless otherwise noted all meetings listed in this column are open to the public without charge. Welcome to the 400 delegates attending a meeting of the Arizona State Medical Association, today through Saturday, with headquarters at the Pioneer Hotel. TONIGHT 8 P. M.--Master's recital, Miss Kathleen Poore, mezzo- soprano. Crowder Hall, UA campus. 8:15 P. M. -- Rudy Bros. Circus at Pima County Fairgrounds. B e n e f i t , sponsored b y T u c s o n Shrine Club. Charge for admission. 8:30 P. M.--Arizona Lariat Theatre presents "A Doll's House." (Through Saturday with 2 p.m. matinee Satur day.) Charge for admission. TOMORROW 3:40 P. M.--Senior recital J u d i t h Mecey, soprano, and Robert Davis, trumpet. Crow der Hall, UA campus. (See sports section fo sports calendar.) neled the river from the Oracle Road bridge to Mountain Avenue which should protect the land concerned. Despite the fact that there exists no prohibitive flood plain zoning, the petitioners are being penalized, Neffson said. If the zoning is granted and flood damage occurs at the Snow showers riding high winds buffeted Pittsburgh following 30-degree readings. The snow and wind harassed firemen battling fires at opposite ends of the cit. The violent storm which spawned tornadoes across the M i d w e s t a n d Southland pushed into the Atlantic, touching off thunderstorms in Florida and steady showers gusted by cold winds in New England. NEARLY l«/ 2 INCHES of rain fell during the night at Falmouth, Mass. Thundershowers at Vero Beach, Fla., dumped a half inch of rain on the town. The Weather Bureau reported isolated tornadoes yesterday in Georgia and northern Florida. Damage was minor and no injuries were recorded. April lent a touch of winter to northern Michigan yesterday, where 3 1 /? inches of snow fell at Grand Rapids, the heaviest fall ever recorded this late in spring. The diminishing storm continued to dump heavy rains across the Southland yesterday, easing the threat of timber and brush fires. Some Y 2 inches of rain fell at Jackson Shoals, Ala. A PRIVATE airplane, battered by winds gusting at more t h a n 30 miles per hour. shopping covenant center, would he said, a be signed that the owners would not ue the county for damages. Action was deferred by the ommissioners, h o w e v e r , intil their May 28 meeting. Because of the pending ordinance, commissioners said, it vould be u n f a i r to grant the ezoning before the public rearing. crashed while landing at a Wausau, Wis., airport yesterday. Four persons were injured. The 290-foot cruise boat South America, with 43 persons aboard, rode out rough Lake Michigan waters off Muskegon, Mich., today, waiting to make repairs to a damaged engine which l e f t it nearly helpless. Lake Huron was battered with 70 mile winds and 30- foot waves yesterday. The Canadian tanker Cape Transport, which had been a d r i f t without directional, radio or steering equipment, limped for safety today under escort of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel. Attorneys Can't Practice From Mental Hospitals PHOENIX--W)--The Arizona Supreme Court has amended its rules so an attorney committed to a mental hospital cannot carry on his practice by telephone. Allen L. Feinsten, court administrative director, said under the old rules It was not clear whether nn attorney found to be mentally incompetent could continue practice. Under the amended rules, the court made it clear when a lawyer is committed his license will be suspended u n t i l he regains his health.

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