Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 16, 1967 · Page 1
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tuesday, May 16, 1967
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VOL 95 -- NO. 114 TUCSON, ARIZONA, TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1967 30 PASES--10 CENTS MISTRIAL ASKED Star Blocking Fair Trial., Bailey Claims By STEVE EMERINE Citizen Staff Writer Charging the Arizona Daily Star with "making a deliberate effort to keep the defendant from getting a fair trial," defense attorney F. Lee Bailey today moved for a mistrial in Charles Howard Schmid Jr., trial in the murder of Alleen Rowe. Superior Court Judge Richard N. Roylston took the motion under advisement after hearing Bailey accuse the Star of three times publishing information on the case which Roylston has asked newsmen not to mention. Mansfield Proposes: TAKE WAR ISSUE TO U.N. "If this keeps up, the defense might as well throw in the towel," Bailey said. The Boston lawyer also moved to re-examine all 22 prospective jurors selected through yesterday because they were not sequestered when this morning's Star, containing the information, went to sale. Roylston took this request under advisement, too. To back up his re-examination request, Bailey today ! subpoenaed Mac Marshall, Gar- .ry Greenberg and Gene Adelstein, news directors of KGUN- TV, KyOA-TV and KOLD-TV, respectively.and entered their news scripts on the trial as exhibits Articles from the Star and the Tucson Daily Citizen also were submitted, although no subpoenas were issued for staff members of the two papers. Bailey contends the potential jurors selected before today should be requestioned to see if they have learned or now recall any information which could be prejudicial to Schmid from reading or hearing recent news accounts. Selection of a 41-member jury panel continued slowly today. By noon, 88 of the original 125 prospective jurors called last Wednesday had been interviewed, and only 23 had been selected tentatively for the panel. brought out in Bailey's interrogation. "We could never try this case if we call in every person in Pima County, tell them what we don't want them to know through questions and then disqualify them," Roylston said. to ask am not "You may continue those questions, but I going to disqualify any more jurors because of them," the judge added. On subsequent jurors, Bailey Continued Page 6 prospective elected not to Yesterday Roylston warned Bailey that no more potential jurors would be disqualified because they had learned prejudicial information from Bailey's questioning. After approving Bailey's challenge of a prospective juror, Roylston said the venireman had been unaware of the prejudicial information until it was Licavoli Rezoning Plea Denied A rezoning request which would have increased permissible residential density on mobster Pete Licavoli's Grace Ranch was denied today by the Board of Supervisors after a IVa-hour hearing. "I don't think it's ready (for denser development) now," Supervisor Dennis Weaver said. He made a motion to deny the request and it was seconded by Supervisor Pete Rubi. About 16 residents of the Wrightstdwn Road area, where the Grace Ranch is located, spoke against the request. A crowd of approximately 70 persons overflowed the board's hearing room. Licavoli has requested a change which would have permitted two homes per acre and apartments. In view of the board's upholding of the Rincon Area Plan, the ranch will remain zoned for homesites of at least four acres in size. CLIMAX NEAR? Chinese Press Denounces Mao Foe By Name TOKYO (AP) -- For the first time the official Communist Chinese press has denounced by name an opponent of Mao Tse- tung, indicating that the power struggle in Peking was headed for a climax. A broadcast by Radio Peking today named Peng Chen, fallen Politburo member and mayor of Peking, heretofore attacked ^, T f~i Lhou story False, Says Red China Victim Of Hermosillo Riots Weekend riots in Hermosillo, Sonora, left 11 persons injured, including this student from the University of Sonora, Alfredo Gonzalez Jimenez, 18. The youth, shown here being carried to a hospital, was Deported in critical condition today from a gunshot wound. Striking students, have disclaimed responsibility for the riots, but appealed for wider support for their campaign to overthrow the governor in their protest of the ruling party's candidate for the post. Sound trucks rolled through the capital today calling for a general business stoppage. On Sunday, police and students exchanged gunfire. (AP Wirephoto) The zoning change had been recommended by a 4-'to-3 vote of the County Planning and Zoning Commission. Neither Nixon, Romney To Win, Says Newsweek WASHIrvJTON (upi) --Richard M. Nixon is currently the top choice of Republican Party professionals for the GOP Presidential nomination, but neither he nor Gov. George Romney will win it, according to Newsweek Magazine. The magazine reported in its current issue that a poll of grass roots GOP leaders showed Nixon was favored in 28 states with 622 convention votes, just 45 short of the 'number needed to nominate. Romney was reported trailing far behind. But Newsweek said its nationv/ide .. rvey showed that Harris, Gallup and other polls giving Romney and Nixon big ratings have not impressed the party pros. "Grass roots Republicans believe that both will be broken in the spring primaries and that neither Nixon nor Romney will the magazine be nominated," said. Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-IH., and Gov. Ronald Reagan of California are being examined by the professionals as the party's newest attractions -both with "latent strength out of all proportion to their experience in public life," Newsweek sa^d. The latest Harris poll, also released Monday, showed that President Johnson had moved up sharply in voters' ratings since March, pulling even with Romney in a head-to-head test and increasing his margin over Nixon. Warmer And Drier Ariel's the word For our weather. Humidity's gone 'Most altogether. --Desert Rat Tucson is going to continue to get warmer, say the weathermen. And humidity will all but disappear. The high tomorrow will be 95, which is 6 degrees more than yesterday's warmest. The low tonight will be 60, compared to 61 today. The high in the nation yesterday was 101 degrees at El Toro and Palm Springs, Calif. Further west, citizens in Los Angeles suffered in a sticky 95 degrees. At noon today, it was 86 degrees here. The humidity was a bone-dry 4 per cent. Full Weather Report, Pase 13 EVERYBODY State Lawmen's Official Criticises Cochise 'Sloti By DAVE GREEN i Citizen Staff Writer Yuma County Sheriff Bud Yancey, president of the Arizona Association of County Attorneys and Sheriffs, said today he doesn't think there should be a double standard" where slot machines are concerned in Arizona. "There should be one standard and that should be good clean law enforcement," said Yancey, who declared he was not speaking as the president of the association, but as a law officer. Yancey was asked by the Citizen to comment on the newspaper's findings that slot machines were in widespread use in Cochise County. Yesterday the Ctizen carried a story naming four bars in Sierra Vista and one in Huachuca City where slot machines are openly displayed and operating. Local authorities have admitted knowledge of slot machines, but said they did not know that there were any gambling violations. It is a violation when points can be cashed for money, as can be done in some of the bars in Cochise County. Agreement Reached On Tariff Cuts Jack Sheik, superintendent of the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control, and Tom Kelland speaking for the governor's office, said no action is contemplated now in the Cochise County situation. Both offices said primary responsibility for action rests with the county attorney there. Kelland, an administrative aide to Gov. Jack Williams, said that the governor would intervene only if "we were called on directly by a responsible citizens group from that county." Cochise County Atty. Richard Riley declined comment. "I am not going to be quoted," he told a reporter yesterday and steadfastly refused to answer questions concerning the machines. Yancey said he agreed with state officials that responsibility for action rests with the ounty attorney in Cochise. "If the county attorney is not villing to gi» along, I don't care i you have J. Edgar Hoover in he sheriff's office, you'll never make a case," Yancey said. "I know that this situation oes not exist in Yuma Coun- y. We fight them (slot machines) all the time. We have none lere to speak of now. I wouldn't say you couldn't find a single cripple (slot machine) in the county. If you don't stay right on them, you can move them out one day and they will be back the next. only by Red Guard wall newspapers, as an opponent of "Mao Tse-tung's thinking." Exactly a year after it was drawn up in the secrecy of a Central Committee meeting, a note of May 16, 1966 was made public by ''·- official radio denouncing the fallen Peking mayor. Under the rules issued last August for the current purge, called the "great proletarian cultural revolution," the official press was forbidden to denounce any leader by name without clearance from top pr' : tical bodies. The 5,000-word text of the note was disclosed by Peking radio in a Chinese-language broadcast monitored here. The note said, "The party Central Committee lias abolished an old five-member Cultural Revolutionary Committee and its administrative structure, and established a new Cul- tiral Revolutionary Committee which belongs to tha Standing Committee of the Politburo." "The party Central Committee also abolished a general report for a program of the five- memher Cultural Revolutionary Committee which was approved by the Central Committee Feb. 12, 1966." Cites Thanfs Failure TOKYO (AP) -- Communist China officially denied today that Premier Chou En-la had given an interview to Si mon Malley, corresponden for the French language magazine Jeune Afrique and other African newspapers. Peking's official New China News Agency said the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied as "fabrication" Malley's report of an interview with Chou, which was published in the Chicago Daily News. The News, however, described the Malley interviews as "authentic and accurate" and said publication of his serialized interview would be continued. . Today's story by Malley said that Red China tried to head off a January attempt by Hanoi to end the Vietnam war. "It sounds to me like there a break down over there (in Cochise County) between the sheriff's office and county attorney,"' Yancey concluded. Asked if he thought slot machines were a proper subject to be taken up before the association, Yancey stated emphatically, "No, it's not." Primarily, he said, the association is for promoting legislation and would not take up an issue such as the law enforcement in one county. "We have no authority to do that," he said. It said, "The so-called general report on a program of the five- member committee was actually nothing but Peng Chen's indi- dividual report. "The five-member committee was made up by Peng Chen as he desired, despite opposition from Comrade Rang Sheng and other comrades," the note said. Kang is a Mao supporter on the Politiburo. It said Peng's general report on "the five-member committee was fundamentally erroneous and it was against the line proposed by the party Central Committee and Comrade Mao Tse-tung." GENEVA (AP) -- More than four years of Kennedy Round negotiations have finally ended with agreement to cut tariffs an estimated 33 to 35 per cent on world trade now worth $4(1 billion a year. The accord between the United States and the world's major commercial reached just nations was before midnight Monday after four intensive day and night sessions during which tht negotiations appeared doomed at one point. The reductions finally hammered out fell short of the 50 per cent over-all cut that had been sought, but they far surpassed any achieved before in tariff negotiations. The agreement affects more than 80 nations and is expected to result in a big increase in world trade. William Roth, head of the U.S. delegation, said the result was of "tremendous world importance." He predicted that it would affect between $15 billion and $16 billion in U.S. imports and exports. The United States exports $27 billion worth of goods a year and imports $19 billion worth. The principal agreements included in the final package were: -- Tariff reductions on about 6,300 industrial and farm items in world trade, from live animals to waste and scrap. The cuts are reciprocal with every participating nation benefiting from new opportunities to export to the others. -- A higher minimum world grain price of $1.73 a bushel for hard red winter wheat ready to ship at ports on the Gulf of Mexico. -- An international food aid program of 4.5 million tons a year, with contributions from other major industrial countrie as well as the United States. -- An antidumping accord t protect businessmen from for eign competitors trying to ex port goods below cost. Tucson Colonel's Idea Works For MIG Killers $750,000 Fire Wrecks Feed Mill GLENDALE (AP)--A $750,000 fire roared through the South west Flour and Feed Co. build ing this morning, destroying a Glendale landmark built in 1919 Cause of the fire was no known. The building, which was a to tal loss, had covered about one half square block. Firemen from Glendale and Phoenix battle' the blaze with little success. De Gaulle Sees British Bid Failing PARIS (UPI)--French President Charles de Gaulle today said Britain's backing of the United States war efforts in Vietnam may keep her out of the Common Market. De Gaulle told newsmen at his first news conference of the year that he would not veto the British attempt to enter the European community. But he added, Britain's own "continued insularity" might keep her out of the six-nation economic bloc. The 76-year-old president did not directly attack the United States for the war in Vietnam. But he refused to answer the question of an American journalist on whether he was prepared to meet President Johnson. DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) -One of the Vietnam war's more earsome weapons, the fire- pewing galling gun, has filled a gap that long frustrated U.S. Air Force MIG chasers. The speedy American jets of- en got too close on an MIG's :ail to lock on with their radar- l ided missiles, forcing the pilot to break off and try again. Two MIG 17s were shot to pieces Sunday by 6,000-round- a-minute gatling guns slung beneath F4C Phantom jets. In both cases, the American pilots had fired missiles that missed and found themselves on top ol their prey. American pilots say the MIG fliers know :he limitations o U . S . air-to-air rockets and whenever possible keep in close until they have a chance to es cape. 'The man responsible for ar ming the phantoms with the 20- MM gatling guns is Col. Fred Blesse of Tucson, an MIG killer in the Korean War whose motto is: "No guts, no glory." Blesse, whose family lives at 8120 Colette, left the 4453rd Jombat Crew Training Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB ir April. Blesse in mid-April became operations director for the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing in Da Nang. The wing commander, Col. Jones E. Bolt, also of Tucson, formerly commander of the 4453rd Wing at Davis- Monthan, agreed to give the gatling a try. The guns were mounted in a weil streamlined pod that die not interfere with the plane's performance or drain off too much fuel. Sunday Blesse's idea worked. (Gatling gun pods have been used in training with Phantom at Davis-Monthan since Decem ber, 1965.) De Gaulle spent most of his 75-minute talk to about 600 newsmen in the grand ballroom of the presidential Elysee Palace speaking of his own domestic policies. He spoke against a backdrop of mounting domestic strife. A 24-hour general strike was starting tonight with a cutoff of electrical supplies to industrial onsumers. The strike, in which an estimated 10 million workers vere expected to take part, wa. n protest against a bill which vould give de Gaulle specia xiwers to rule without parlia ment for six months. Printers walked off the job earlier in the day and refused to publish today's newspapers. But de Gaulle's remarks were broadcast by radio and television. De Gaulle ranged the domestic and international fields, denouncing opposition factions at home he said were trying to force him out of office and the United States and Britain abroad for trying to set up "inflationary world monetary schemes." WASHINGTON (AP)-Senate )emocratic Leader Mike Mans- ield proposes placing the Vietnam war squarely before the Jnited Nations--an idea he says U.N. Secretary-General U Thant scotched last year. Mansfield said Monday in a Senate speech that when he first proposed asking the U.N. Security Council to take up the war issue--in a Nov. 11, 1966, speech in Baltimore--he won backing from President Johnson. He said Johnson phoned him after the speech and urged him to discuss the matter with Thant and Arthur J. Goldberg, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Mansfield said Thant opposed the proposal, saying he would prefer to pursue peace talks privately rather than having Vietnam taken either to the Security Council or the U.N. General Assembly. Mansfield later told The Associated Press he had not previously discussed publicly the President's request and Thant's reponse. "I think the secretary-general has had his chance," Mansfield told his colleagues Monday, "He has done everything he can. It is now time to place the matter formally before the Security Council. "In view of this background, I would think the President might look on this proposal with favor." Mansfield's proposal, and a call by Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R'Ky., for restrictions OP. U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, came in the wake of Thant's forecast last week that the Southeast Asian conflict could explode into World War III. Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Ciiiefs of Staff, predicted Monday that U.S. military involvement in Asia could last "till the end of the century." Secretary of State Dean Rusk said the United States is opposed "to Red China being given a free hand out there. We would not like to see one nation dominate all of Europe or all of Asia." Wheeler found the current situation in Thailand highly reminiscent of South Vietnam in lie early 1960s. Cooper, Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., Mansfield and others agreed in Senate debate that any further acceleration of the var makes it more likely that led China may intervene and .hat the Soviet Union would be drawn in, thus bringing on a world war. Mansfield disagreed in part with Cooper's suggestion for a limitation on the bombing. He said if it failed to bring any response he feared American public opinion would demand even greater military measures against North Vietnam. Inside Today's Citizen Bridge Citizen Charlie Comics Crossword Puzzle Deaths Editorials Financial News Movie Times Public Records Sports Tv-Radio Dials Woman's View

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