Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 3, 1973 · Page 16
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 16

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, February 3, 1973
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Euts0it (Eitiaw · ESTABLISHED 1870 $ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ' MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS '. thtAPiscntilkdtxclinivtIytethcuielorripublication ef all local n«wj printed in this newspoptr « well as all APn«w»dipolch«. ' . . ~ MEMBER OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL ' -PUBLISHED BY THE CITIZEN PUBLISHING CO. Mail; Box 5027, Tucson, 85703 Telephone: 622-5855 *. " . · : . ' ; SATURDAY, FEB. 3, H73 « · » .PAGE 16 Just In Passing '· ' - One of the more unusual enterprises related to the strife and turmoil in America in recent years -- the Seattle Rumor Center -- has closed its doors after four years of operation. ;. - Its founder, the Rev. Everett J. Jensen, says there just aren't enough rumors anymore. He organized the center in 1968, "when there was an air of crisis" -racial unrest, student troubles, and so on. At its peak, the center was handling about 400 calls each day, but 'these had dwindled recently to as few as six per day. N "We did the job that needed 'doing at the time," Said the good pastor. /« /What a delightful sign of the times! Maybe people £re beginning to "cool it" in this country. * * * : : President Nixon sent his Budget Message to Congress Monday and there was a lot of reordering of priorities. - Fortunately and logically, two expenditures of interest to Tucson are still included in the budget: ·· --$57.5 million for the Central Arizona Project to bring Colorado River water to the arid Southwest. - · --$5.5 million for a new federal office building in Tucson., * * * :'· Rep. Morris K. Udall has introduced a bill ; that would halt a lot of the land speculation occurring in Arizona and elsewhere. "Wilderness, shoreline and desert are being gobbled up and gouged into tiny checkerboard squares by con artists who prey on unsuspecting citizens," he said. "Honest builders aren't going to be hurt by this bill, but to those promoters who use false advertising and shoddy sales tactics it says, 'Reform now or we're going to close you down.' " -; Rep. Udall .deserves all the support Arizonans can give him on that piece of legislation. v: · · . ' , * ' , * . * · ' · ' · . " . ' Speaking of laws and much-needed crackdowns, Sen. John Roeder, R-Scottsdale, and Sen. Robert Strother, R-Phoenix, have introduced a bill in the state legislature making it a capital offense to sell or administer certain narcotic drugs to minors., This "death to pushers" legislation would cover those who deal illegally in heroin, opium, morphine and the like. . Without judging the merits or demerits of capital punishment, it is heartening to note that the Arizona Legislature may be ready to adopt a harder line toward these merchants of misery. "~TM.# ..... -: ..... * * ; After three years and $8 million in planning and construction, the University of Arizona has a brand- new, attractive replacement for its ancient Bear Down Gym. .· , . The McKale Memorial Center opened Thursday when the Wildcats basketball 'team hosted, and defeated the University of Wyoming, 87 to 69. · - Congratulations on both accomplishments. 8 CITIZEN Si CHARLIE': ?! CROSSWORD. if PUZZLE g Solution to PUZZLE | P |O|S|E|R 3 952-G Si CLUES ACROSS: : : : : 6. INVENTIONS no! INTENTIONS. Thii :·:· must be jo with INVENTIONS, linct ·X' ." if they are '"impractical," nobody is V; going to use them. "If" INTENTIONS '·'· ore "impractical," the pelion who ·X has these INTENTIONS moy still carry X; them out, so that the INTENTIONS ·X' themselves "ore" not "doomed to ·v failure," though the results may well :·:· be. ·X 8. TITTER not TOTTER. The "youngsters ·'·' might TITTER," yes, but, surely, they :· would TOTTER if it's a strong goto ·X which has actually "blown them bock- '.·',· wards." ·X 10. SPINY not SHINY. The more unusual ·X the "species of mouse," the greater Iv likelihood there is of the "naturalist' X being "thrilled" and since a "mous* :·' . with a SPINY skin" differs greatly X from a known "species" (e.g., on* '· · "with a SHINY skin") SPINY moke» X« the better answer. X-12, GOES not DOES. "How it GOES" X (with the audience) is more opt than '.'·· how it DOES" (suggesting finan- .V - ciolly) since if the "ploy" is successful ·;·; with critics and audience on "opening :·:·. - . night," its financial success is assured X in the future, however_ little "it !v. - earns "on opening night." :· 17. FOG not BOG, DOG, HOG or LOG, X FOG is best for the clue's context v: which suggests that there is no reel » tragedy associated with "running X ' into" this itself. X heavy FOG is most !· uncomfortable but a light one may be X of little or no concern to the average ·V driver. "You'll" be quite shaken up, X however, emotionally and possibly ·X physically at having "run into a" :· ' BOG, DOG, HOG or IOG, which ef- ;X feet is considerably deeper than iust X* ' to say, "you'll probably not be too £ happy." ·X 18. POSER not POKER. A POSER is more Iv · opt for this positive clue, since the X solving of it always reauires in!v telligence. But luck ploys a large part ;X in POKER and even "a stupid per- -£ son" who's getting good hands can ;·· find it rewarding. Power is too vague X as regards reference to his being £* "stupid." 22. WHISTIE not WHITTLE. "Whenever" v. her "husband starts to WHISTIE for ·X no obvious reason, wife will probably !· know that iie's" already "feeling re- ·X iaxed," as one generally doesn't X; WHISTLE unless one's "feeling" so. ;·;· Many people WHITTLE in order to re- ·X la*, so that whittling might merely .';."; - mean that "he's" seeking relaxation. SjCLUES DOWN: '·: I.. KITTENS not MITTENS. KITTENS 61- ;·;· ways, os suits the positive nature of ·X- "e clue. MITTENS (thovgh generally .'·I- »oft} eon be mode of materials that, ·. while te-pmg the cofd out, ore not ·'·' particularly "saft to fhe fourh " $475 PRIZE 4. POTS not LOTS. If "LOTS of flowers" in an open garden, for example, v were "dead," quite possibly "their V.' owner" could have done little or ;X nothing to prevent it. The fact that X; "you're likely to think their owner V. neglectful" has more point for por-.v table POTS, which he could have put ;.;· under cover. Dots is too vague. »X 5. PLAY not PRAY. "Sentimental" treat- X; ment of a "scene in which children j.\ PRAY together" is less likely to spoil .V the "scene," since o certain amount v» of sentiment would not b* out of ;X ploce. "In" a "scene of children ,-.· ploying," no doubt boisterously, sen- *. timent introduces a false note, which IV tends to "ruin" the "scene," X* 7. SKIPPER not SHIPPER. A "SKIPPER *j may easily be courting personal dis- *X aster," ranging from loss of his job to X* his own death. Consequences of;.;. " " r e en- .. s o w n e . o "negligence" to a SHIPPER are gen- .. erally less disastrous to himself per- X* sonally, though they can be so to the ;X owner of the goods he is shipping. ','. 9. TAME not TAKE. "An animal trainer" X; needs to get his "animals" young, if X he is to train them properly, so that ,;.; he won't just TAKE a (presumably ol- ;.;. ready TAME) "squirrel," but will get X o younq, wild one and personally Iv "TAME it." X 11. NERO not HERO. The life of NERO X is indeed favored. Many a HERO is * "a passive person," basically, who ·;· performs o heroic deed (e.g., saving t-I a child from drowning). Heroism is not £ necessarily equaled with an oggres- j,.; sive nature. X 1 3. STRIFE not STRIKE. The implication £j that both "employers and workers ;.;. say" otherwise points to STRIFE, since X only those striking (workers) would ;.;. wish to justify any one particular X STRIKE. Iv 15. DREAMY not DREARY. "Someone X- who's in a DREAMY mood" won't -X wish to talk, so that "trying to make .;.; conversation with" »-ch a person and V. getting no response "can be quite ex- .;·; Rousting." Someone who i in aX' DREARY mood" may be quite willing ;X fo talk, but will be depressing rather .;.; than "exhausting." X; 18. POET not PORT. How o "POET Si earned fame" yes, but "fame" is ac- ,;.; tuolly brought upon c PORT by per- ;·;· sons or incidents. Post it too vague. £J 20. BIT not BIG. Being o "hungry young -X actor," he "might fry hora to get o X; S?T part," but tnere may also be oth- v, er conflicting "BIT ports cropping up X; ot the seme time. "BIG ports" in v. "movies that suit" a person are gen- X erally few and for between, so that X; such on "actor" would, surely, "fry v" hard to 9«t it." ',;.', At Week's End v By TONY TSELENTIS Citizen Associate Editor How about some howls for balance? Howls have gone up across the land by those who see President Nixon's budget as a heartless shearing of federal programs. Although many of the same howlers, along with the rest of us; also have decried the high cost of living, they seem to ignore the effects of federal spending on inflation. Yes, it's still with us, as anyone who has 'bought a pair of shoes, a pound of meat or almost anything else can attest. A balanced budget, which Nixon did not propose, is a principal step against inflation. But John Q. Public, who more often than- not fails -to balance his own intake and outgo, blithely ignores this continuing way of federal fiscal life. The Nixon budget proposes a deficit of $12 billion. This wouldi mean Uncle Sam would be operating in the red for, the 13th time in the last 14 years. Because the deficit is only half as much as the projected $25 billion deficit for the current fiscal year, perhaps we should be giving the President some sort of good mark for effort. And while we're talking about inflation, it would be unfair not to point out that even though it hasn't been licked, the rate of inflation was reduced by Phases 1 and 2 of the wage and price control programs 1 . The battle of the budget will see. Congress out to balloon Nixon's spending total of $268 billion. It will be a supreme struggle of wills and easily could dominate the news out of Washington for the rest of the year. Naturally congressmen have their own favorite spending areas and pet projects, just as most everyone else has. The adjoining "Just. In Passing" column mentions a couple of local favorites. The Nixon oudget calls for 47 cents out of every federal dollar to be spent on human resources programs -- health, education, welfare, etc. -- and 30 cents out- of each- of those same dollars to go to .national defense. The main tug-of-war will,'be between those who wish to pull more from one of those ;areas - into the other. '· The loudest howls against the Nixon budget have been against the projected cuts in social programs. It is not the purpose of today's column to join in that raucous debate. Even though the nation has been. 1 f ore- Varnied for a- long time that there would be no "peace dividend" when the Vietnam War ended, it is nevertheless sad to see a $4.2 billion projected increase in military spending. The defense increases are earmarked mainly for arms research and development and for pay increases needed to support an all-volunteer force. The harsh reality of the defense bucU get is that continued steps ; toward less belligerence among the'world's major nations can only be made oa the basis of a; secure and strong America. It is refreshing that cur monolitnic fear of "communism is on ttoe wane. But -the main'cause for fear, totalitarian nationalism, still exists. This is not to say that the defense budget should not be given-dose scrutinyy.If it can toe held to this year's level br even- pared, so much the better. : , - . A balanced budget wouldbe a thing of ibeauty _ and hot dogs would taste a lot better if they cost a few cents less. Status of legislation House approves no-fault; Senate okays judges bill PHOENIX" (AP)'- Here is the status of major legislation before the Arizona House and Senate: Passed by House HB 2009 -- No-fault auto accident insurance. HB 2002 -- Revision of state probate code. HB 2016 -- Permits Arizonans to increase state income tax withholding from 10 to 20 per cent of federal tax. Passed by Senate SCR 1001 -- Proposed constitutional amendment providing for initial appointment of judges and subsequent election. SB 1012 -- Brings farm workers under workmen's compensation laws. SB 1029 -- Restoring Veterans Day to Nov. 11 and Memorial Day to May 30. Ready for Senate Floor SB 1005 -- Provides death penalty for capital offenses and would mandate confinement for a minimum of 15 years on life terms for other first degree murders. In Senate GOP Caucus SB 1077 -- Would prohibit closed meetings of governmental bodies at which agreements made on future decisions. SCR 1003 -- Proposed constitutional amendment striking age qualification for legislators, judges and other elective officers to make them the same as voting age. SCR 1085 -- Allows county boards to increase contributions to county fairs. In Committee, House HB 2004 -- Creates a department of health services and consolidates related agencies to centralize authority under a single director to improve administration of federal state programs. HB 2005 -- Provides for capital punishment at discretion of judges' panel for first degree murder. Reported out of Judiciary. HB 2020 -- Would limit circulation of recall, referendum and initiative petitions to 120 days and require election within 120 days after filing of petitions. HB 2021 -- Would exempt part of property taxes for persons over 65 with incomes under $3,500 for individuals, ?5,000 to couples. HB 2023 -- Extends workmen's compensation benefits to farm workers. HB 2032 -- Provides for food sales tax credit or income tax' refund of $7 per year for each taxpayer and member of family. HB 2042 -- Could permit operation of neighborhood bingo games for $5 licensing fee. HB 2069 -- Exempts food and nonprescription drugs from sales tax. HB 2070 -- Prohibits controlled shooting of buffalo or other game animals in enclosures. HB 2091 -- Repeals mandatory free, enterprise course in Arizona high schools. HB 2099 -- Provides for $2 per hour minimum wage in Arizona. HJR 2000 -- Joint resolution ratifying Equal Rights Amendment to U.S. Constitution. In Committee, Senate SB 1004 -- Provides 99 years or life imprisonment for three- time losers on certain felony charges. SB 1007 -- Provides for no- fault divorces. SB 1008 -- Would require licensing off off-highway vehicles. SB 1010 -- Provides limitations on contractor liens and eliminating material liens on residential property. SB 1014-- Establishes state land use planning board with authority to adopt long-term .programs in cooperation with local groups. SB 1018 -- Would limit taxing authority in water conservation districts to land used for agriculture. SB 1019 -- Creates department of revenue which would merge all revenue collecting agencies and limit tax commission functions. SB 1020-1021 -- Provides for state collection of city and county sales and use taxes. SB 1022 -- Requires county assessors to give written notice to property owner if valuation is increased by $1,000 or more. SB 1030 -- Provides limited or partial no-fault auto insurance with no restraint on liability suits. SB 1034 -- Provides that attorney general investigate issues before grand jury where county attorney's office involved. SB 1037 -- Would increase state school funding and raise school district qualifying tax rate. SB 1047 -- Extends English language special instruction to fourth through eighth grades. SB 1056 -- Provides for annual auto safety inspections. SB 1058 -- Prohibits shooting of buffalo and other game animals in enclosures. SB 1081 -- Repealer of law requiring free enterprise course in high schools. SB 1086 -- Repeals state vagrancy laws and defines public loitering. -- Ciliitn Photo* by Mtnuti Mitri . / . · ' ' · * . , Solution soon for traffic turmoil Southbound motorists on Wilmot Road run into a dangerous obstacle course as six lanes suddenly merge into an undivided two-lane stretch at 22nd Street (top photo). Many businesses along Wilmot, between 22nd and Golf Links Road; prompt near- dents have complained that Wilmot improvement is not part of Tuesday's $54 million bond election, but city officials are quick to point out that a separate $1 million project -- "typical of various citjrwide street improvement projects" -- already is underway. In- impossible left-hand turns and ·; illegal passing on %vitation for bids to widen Wilmot to six lanes for a dusty, slippery right shoulder (bottom photo). Resi- .-mile-long distance will be issued next month. Judge closes TV Loophole SALT LAKE CITY (UPI)-A federal judge has dropped contempt charges against five broadcasters for televising sketches of courtroom scenes, then he closed the loophole they 'had found in his no-picture rule. Chief U.S. Dist. Judge William Willis W.. Ritter hauled five members of the KCPX- TV staff into court after they televised drawings of his courtroom last Monday in violation of a four-year-oldl ban. The TV personnel testified that artist Edward Brijs had not made the drawings in court, as forbidden by Ritter, but from memory later at the television station. The judge said yesterday the station had not violated the spirit of 'his May 1969 ban on photography, recording and drawing in his courtroom, and dismissed the contempt charges. Then he amended' his order, effective immediately, to prohibit all drawings of proceedings in his court, regardless of where made. 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