Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 7, 1968 · Page 26
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Giftee* Letter From The Editor ESTABLISHED 1870 Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS flit AP a t Mil ltd exclusively to the u« (or rcpublication ·f at leeal n*wi pmltd in (hit ncwtpopcr at well a all AP news dtipalcfief, MEMBER OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHED BY THE CITIZEN PUBLISHING CO. Midi: B« M27, Tucson, 85713 Telephone: 22-5855 THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1968 PAGE 28 Attempt To Get Justice Rep. Tony Carrillo, D-Pima, and former state rep. resentative from Tucson, Harold L. Cook and Joe D. Ybarra, are again in an encounter with the law. In order to understand what is happening, it is important to get the background facts straight: -- A Pima County Grand Jury in 1966 investigated liquor license transactions. --As a result of the investigation, Carrillo, Cook and Ybarra were indicted. -- The indictments against them were voided after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the grand jury was a "legal nullity" because it had been improperly impanelled. The indictments were voided as result of a supreme court ruling on a legal technicality. In 1968, the situation is somewhat different: -- Two separate one-man grand juries are now functioning in Pima County under Rule 1 of the Arizona Criminal Code of Procedure. They are Superior Court Judges Robert O. Roylston and Alice Truman. They ·have been hearing testimony from witnesses presented by the county attorney. -- Last week, these two one-man grand juries ordered criminal charges filed against Carrillo, Cook and Ybarra. . This does not mean these defendants are guilty. Under law, they must be presumed innocent unless guilt can be proven beyond reasonable doubt. The new indictments simply mean that the two judges, sitting as grand juries, .have found what they believe to be sufficient reasons to bring the defendants to trial. Only through a proper trial can justice be reached through due process of law. Two of the defendants already are trying to cloud .the .issue with flippant remarks. Cook called the indictment against him "another grandstand play in an-other election year." Carrillo attacked Judge Truman's findings by saying, "Nothing surprises me from those jokers." Such remarks should be ignored. What counts is what the trial juries will say. Turnabout After World War II; America poured much of her wealth into the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe. Things have changed. America is now the nation that needs help. Concerned about America's continuing deficit in the international, balance of payments, President Johnson is urging Americans to keep their dollars at home by giving up foreign travel. He takes a short and narrow view of the whole situation. Commenting on the President's proposed tax on foreign travel, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said: '"To curtail trade while leaving the main source of imbalance. Untouched is economic folly and bankrupt statesmanship." The imbalance, of course, stems mainly from U.S. foreign aid and the war in Vietnam. Lufthansa,.a West German airline, took a full pdge ad in the Feb. 24 issue of Editor Publisher, the leading trade paper of the newspaper industry. The ad made this pledge: "Every cent of every dollar in revenue earned by Lufthansa in the United States will be retained in the United States"' and "used exclusively for expenditures in the United States." There's more to this pledge than merely an effort to upstage President Johnson. We think Lufthansa is sincerely trying to help and we're grateful for that. Tucsonians, more than most folks, know how much Lufthansa spends, in the U.S.A. because a lot of it is spent right here to train flight crews. This year'alone, the airline will spend about $5 million in Tucson. To date, Lufthansa has spent more than $550 million on American-manufactured aircraft alone. Trade and tourism have to be a two-way street. Lufthansa obviously recognizes this. DETWIS THE MENACE A woman from a distant city wrote us recently and requested a few copies of the Tucson Daily Citizen. She said she and her family were considering moving here and she wanted to learn a little about Tucson, s V-. ·'· '\ : S u c h r e q u e s t s come frequently and we are always ' happy to oblige. In this particular instance, we received a second letter -- a letter of thanks and of compliment which really warmed us. 1 ' ' "It was a surprise to find, such a metropolitan type paper in what I had thought was- a rather small city," she wrote. "I also enjoyed the ads and if I get to move to Tucson I'm sure I'll love the city." The letter is not quoted here out of smug satisfaction on our part, but rather because it. set' us to thinking about our newspaper in the light of her favorable comment. What makes; a good newspaper? Every newspaper is made of: ; two basic ingredients -- paper and ink. Tons of newsprint for each edition, and barrels of ink. But there's a third ingredient that is both variable and vital- content. "The fish market wraps fish in paper. We wrap news in paper. The content is what counts, not the wrapper." That's how the importance of a newspaper's content was described by t h e late Bernard Kilgore,. former board chairman of Dow Jones Co., publishers of the respected. Wall Street Journal. Who provides the content? Newspaper people, men and women who with equal skill can handle a fast-breaking disaster story like a plane crash or a nursing home fire or who can prepare a carefully planned series on community problems and progress. The. Citizen is . fortunate to have that' kind of people on its staff, and their range of-interests and talents' is remarkable';; It is interesting to review what some of our Citizen staffers have done recently arid where they have been. ;. ' : The fact that John Riddick is ranging the battlefields of Vietnam is well ^ known. Not',a day passes but : what.-someone asks fto be remembered' to John in the next letter to'him from the office: What .a job he is doing for us and for Tucsonians. When congressional hearings were on in Washington recently for Arizona's water project, Charles Turbyville was there. He's the writer who did a firsthand report on the Colorado River from one end of Arizona to .the other last year. ,He knows it well.- ' ' · - : · ··'- - : Gil Matthews is the Citizen's reporter who covers the public schools. Last month he was at West Point, along with a delegation of Arizona educators, for a look at the U. S. Military Academy. It almost goes without saying that when Pima County's state legislators are in Phoenix, the Citizen's political writer Dick Casey is right there too. Covering the state capitol is as important as covering City Hall. The famous Air Force Thunderbirds will be here this weekend from their Nellis Air Force Base home field. Assistant managing editor Tom Duddleston visited them at Nellis just a few weeks ago. Duddleston's planning contributed to the special focus on Tucson's Aerospace and Arizona Days in last Saturday's Qle' magazine. . . hV State liepartrnent presented a foreign; ppUoylsenii. har; in Phoenix/; Bill Milburn' and , Geo?ge ;McLebd were' there for .background material for .the editorial page.; . . . ;' .When the Golden State Limit- ' . ed wheeled out of Tucson, on its -Jinahwestbound journey, columnist Don Schellie was aboard to chronicle the end of an era that had lasted for 66 years. (The. experience became more painful than he bargained for when the descending bunk in his Pullman roomette cracked him on the head.) Closer to home, wherever the action is, Citizen staffers and photographers are there. Sports writer Dave Spriggs was . on hand when Arnold Palmer. plunked four golf balls .into the 'lake at Tucson National,1 Lawson Allen, usually, a staid : busi-' ness writer, was on hand for .the opening corrida in the Nogales bull ring. Lawson's a qualified aficionado from earlier years he spent in Madrid. And recently our Woman's View editor Betty Milburn was in old San Antonio, looking at Texas fashions for our women readers and previewing the spectacular HemisFair for all Tucsonians. All these names, and many more, are familiar to Citizen readers because we do our best to be "where the action is." AUL A, McKALIP HOLMES ALEXANDER Tough Or Soft Way With Riots? In a series of 14 press-excluded think-sessions, the police chiefs, their executive officers, the mayors or city managers of about 125 American' municipalities pondering revolutionary methods for dealing with the expected summer riots. Attorney Gen. Ramsey Clark participates in most of these meetings as the President's designated crime- controller. I think "revolutionary" is the right adjective here, for the present methods are generally considered to have failed, and wide-swinging changes of attitude as well as action are considered to be in order. Wide- swinging, it must be added, in the opposite directions of toughness and softness. Major Gen. Carl C. Turner, the Army Provost-Marshal General, speaks for the toughness school which has been out of favor in recent years, and is still out of favor with Ramsey Clark. Gen. Turner says, "I am a soldier-policeman, and not a social scientist..." He is not one to call rioters by such euphemisms as poor people, underprivileged citizens or mixed-up kids. "In the Philippines we called them Huks," says Turner, "in the Argentine we call them Oomancheros, and in America, we should call them criminals." He has no use for "civil disobedience" as a synonym for riotous demonstrations. G e n . Turner quotes with approval the DON MACLEAN remarks of former Associate Justice Whittaker, who said: " . . . the conduct that we have to deal with is not civil in nature, nor is it any passive resistance or disobedience, like that preached by Gandhi or Thoreau. Instead we are confronted by -- and must deal with -- the active, overt, willful, mass violations of our criminal laws." In contrast to Gen. Tu r n e r, who so forthrightly equates American rioters with the Filipino Huks, there is Quinn Tamm, executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Tamm admires Ramsey Clark to the same degree that Turner admires Justice Whittaker. It was in Mr. Tamm's office that I first heard the plan to turn the city policeman into an "ombudsman for the poor." When I expressed interest in this revolutionary concept of the cop's role, I was given a lengthy position paper on police-community relations. Its author is, predictably, a p r o- fessor of sociology, David J. Bordua of the University of Illinois. Prof. Bordua is a wide-swinger for softness. He complains that the police have been excluded from the army of do-goo- ders who bring social welfare to the ghettos. He wants to see the cop made into the neighbor- hood trouble - shooter, t h e middleman between the s 1 u m- dweller and those public agencies which deal with the ghettos. The professor writes: "The most crucial of t h e s e agencies a r e . . . housing inspection units, street and sanitation departments, weights and m e a s u r e s i n s p e c t i o n units .. .make the police the generalized representative of the ghetto citizen in his struggle with these agencies. The police would thus receive, process and f o l i o w-up complaints . . . the Ombudsman for the poor." That isn't all. In order to become "supportive" rather than "coercive" in the modern welfare state, says Prof. Bordua, the policeman has got to be more permissive. Where there are crimes, such as prostitution and gambling which have no "victims" and are part of the "ghetto social structure," the cops should not practice "invasion." The police should stop harassing s t r e e t gangs, as a method of crime prevention, and should lay off "doctrines of aggressive patrol" as a means of keeping the peace. So says the professor, the spokesman of the swing to further softness. Inside the law enforcement community, these two opposite ideologies strive for primacy as the summer showdown draws closer. Copyright 1568 Anything To Sell To AID? THE EUCALYPTUS There's no question about it, somewhere I made the wrong turn. Instead of grinding out magnificent columns for a pittance, I should have gone into the business of selling things to the Agency for Internationa! Development. But, eve- as there is a point in ae life of an old crook, when it seems too late for him to go straight, there must be a time in 'the life of an average man when it is too late for him to do anything but look wistfully at all the lost opportunities to deal with AID. First off, one must tip his hat to the promoters who got AID to spring for $24,000 for plain old sea water. AID admits buying something called "I'eau de mer" (French for "sea water") as a cure-all for everything from arthritis and eczema to baldness and lack of virility. AID distributed this wonderful product to natives in South Vietnam and paid $1.10 each for vials containing one-third ounce. Now, for all I know, sea water is the most marvelous cure on earth, but , I should think it could be had for less than $442.40 per gallon! Nevertheless, the promoters of it can hardly be blamed, since AID bought the sea water despite the fact that a brochure accompanying it described it accurately: "100 percent ocean water drawn from the sandy bottom of the open sea at 10 meters in calm weather." So, there is no question of trickery here. But I should think that putting something over on an outfit as stupid as AID would take some of the fun out of the game. For instance, one might bottle plain air, "collected in the clear, blue sky of Pennsylvania," label it accurately, and still sell it to AID as a medically-proven cure for respiratory ailments. And there are many opportu- nities in the supply of machinery to AID. Where else, I ask, can you sell machines which do not necessarily have to work? Since AID often fails to use the machines it buys, it really isn't important whether they work or not. Eighteen crates of equipment, bound for Paraguay under an AID agreement, sat on a dock in Buenos Aires for nine years! Sixteen tons of stuff sent by AID to Pakistan in 1965 were found recently still on the dock- in Weehawken, N.J. In a moment of candor, AID officials recently confessed that the agency has made some mistakes. But, they added, it hopes to prevent them in the future. What a shame! AID'S procure- mept division in the past has proved to be an important outlet for unusual and, sometimes, unusable products. Copyrliht 1961 -' V ^ ,/""^ ·£ t^s { -\ VXZ* £· ^r-/*/! 1V *i ' * ^ ' j^L-J*'' *' f·**?^ fZJGZ,^ ' \ f -4? ^-^ ferWW^^'^ ;v^ ft^ \- r t^ :·' ^' f *" f j$ f *·. ' ' ^'··' J 1 ' ^\ #·· '·* t ''" J^^y^f-^T'- ' % ^ y '., , *. ~^ ^ -*f f,. ^ f f f f N . * ^i. *· ' y *·!*--*^o Letters To The Editor EITHER GO IN TO WIN -- OR PULL OUT To the Editor: ' The war in Vietnam is said Lo be fought to keep the U.S.A. and the world from a third world war. . .If our being in Vietnam is so important for the world, where, I ask you, is the rest of the world? Only a token few from a few other countries. I say, if Johnson won't pull the American servicemen out of Vietnam, then it's high time we put a man in the White House that will bring the serviceman back where he belongs. If any country wants war with the United States, then let it be as it always has been in the past. Let the people of the United States vote for war through our Congress. We have yet to lose a war like this. We have yet to win an action like Vietnam. . . Either go in, all out, and win in Vietnam, or pull out, all the way. But stop this halfway deal of what can be done, and what can be bombed. Give the serviceman a chance to win and live, or else bring him home. C. D. MOATS U. S. N. F. R 1140 E. 8th St. IF WOMEN COULD MAKE DECISIONS -To me Editor: Through all of recorded history, men have governed and created the policies by which the course of each nation and the world have been guided. And what is the result? Until recently, merely one war in every generation; but today, by the grace of men, we have been "blessed" with a war every 10 years or so. Speaking as a woman, I'm afraid I can't share in whatever pride men feel in their accom- · HronftiG f+* · · Arizona Citizen Eighty-Four Years Ago in the Old Pueblo TUCSON, ARIZONA TERRITORY, MARCH 8, 1884 A Big Robbery A robbery occurred a little less than two months ago, which has up to this time been kept a secret from tht public. The amount stolen reached the snug sum of $2,680 in cash. Mr. R. C. Pearson, of the Fashion saloon has always accommodated the sporting men in his hall by allowing them to deposit their cash in his safe. This is situated behind the bar, and the outer doors are open at the command of any of the barkeepers in his employ. Sometimes these deposits reach $30,000 or $35,000. Aihough Mr. Pearson does not consider -himself legally responsible should this money be stolen, at the same time thus far no patron of his has lost a cent. At the time of the above-mentioned, D. D. Hall, now running a game at Congress Hall and Conn, the well-known sporting man, had $2,680 in Mr. Pearson's safe. Conn having $900 of the entire amount. When they called for the money it was gone, and when the proprietor learned of this he at once procured the cash elsewhere and paid it to Conn and Hall. The money was evidently stolen by some one who had a thorough knowledge of Mr. Pearson's business. Mr. Pearson is a dead loser of the above amount besides an additional $500 which he had to pay as interest on the money that his honor prompted him to immediately borrow and pay to his depositors. Compiled by Yndia Smalley Moore, Citizen historical editor plishments -- certainly not on the world political scene, and I feel sure that if more women were given the possibility to make top-level decisions, especially in the U. S., there would be more heart, more humanity and more justice in those decisions. . . . MRS. HELEN KURLAND 610 N. 2nd Ave. THANKS FOR MAKING MY VIEWS KNOWN To the Editor: First, I would like to express my appreciation to the Tucson Daily Citizen staff writer, S. C. Warman, for his coverage of my speech at the University of Arizona, Feb. 27. Unfortunately and inadvertently, I did not cover fully the question of the draft. I did state that I consider the military draft completely unnecessary and very unjust as it forces the poorer boys to kill and be killed while allowing the more affluent to continue their pursuits on a normal basis. Therefore, it has become a vile form of involuntary servitude, totally unworthy of a democratic and free society. I have not advised anyone to refuse to serve when drafted because I know the Establishment well after 34 years of service in it. Such a refusal will result in trial, conviction, and sentence to prison. I do not feel that I have the moral right to advise anyone to take such a step, for I cannot serve his sentence. This is a decision that only the individual concerned can make. It is well known that I believe Mr. Johnson's war in Vietnam is illegal, immoral, and now genocidal as well as against the basic interests of the American people. . . Finally, I would like to pay my respect to those who have been willing to hear my views in this continuing dialogue and ' thank the mass media for making my views known in this beautiful part of the country. HUGH B. HESTER Brig. Gen. U.S. Army (Ret.) St. Petersburg, Fla. . AND, PROVIDED THE COST OF THE WAR WERE APPLIED TO THE CITIES, THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER!'

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