Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 11, 1976 · Page 28
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 28

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, February 11, 1976
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* won Schellie Editorials QPttC*W He took a peck of trouble After all, the writer was coming to Tucson for a series of one appearances, so it made sense to hav- -'---- -· ·-=- Richard Peck is the man, he being the hiehlv regarded author of several highly regarded novelf for young a d u f t - U years and up -- readers. e During his visit to Tucson, sponsored by the University of Arizona Graduate Library School, he would be addressing library school groups a time or two, and he would be making a number of visits to Tucson area junior high schools for question-and-answer sessions with student readers. All of which meant there would be a great deal of new local interest in his books, prompting a thoughtful soul to contact the local distributor of paperback books. This was in January. They'll be right there Ruben Gabusi, who is book manager for Southwest Periodical Distributing Co. here, got the phone call. He did some checking. Sure, he told the caller. Avon books had four of Peck s novels in print. He'd have 100 copies of each title available. Richard Peck was in town last week. His books weren't, though. There was a foul-up and we talked to our friend Ruben and asked him what had happened. Right after he had received that thoughtful soul's call last month, he telephoned International Circulation Distributors in San Francisco -- the outfit that handles distribution of Avon books and other Hearst-owned paperback lines. He told the manager of that operation that he'd like to have 100 copies of each of the four Richard Peck books. Gabusi started to give the San Francisco man the titles and numbers of the books. I have that information, the Califomian said. Then Ruben specified that he must have the books in Tucson by the end of January because Peck would be in town the first week in February. No problem, Ruben was told. They're on the way A few days later the San Francisco man telephoned. Ruben was out of the office so another worker took the message. Only one title was available, the Avon man said, and 100 'copies of that book were on the way. He apologized, but said those other titles just couldn't be found. Well, one title is better than none, Ruben reasoned. Late in January the shipment from San Francisco arrived. Or so Gabusi thought, until he opened the carton. Sure enough, there were 100 books in it, and the author was, indeed, Richard. But not, alas, Richard Peck. What the San Francisco distributor shipped were 100 copies of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," by Richard Bach, who was not coming to Tucson. What's more, Southwest Periodical Distributing Co already had about 500 copies of "Seagull" in its warehouse, had the Graduate Library School shown any interest in it. Some days it hardly pays to be a book distributor or a thoughtful soul at a library school. Or an author named Richard, for that matter. Some food for thought The fact of the matter is, somebody had been raiding the refrigerator. Not just any refrigerator, mind you, but the refrigerator in the employe lounge-lunchroom of a large Tucson firm. One day somebody swiped a peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat from a brown bag stashed in the 'fridge and the following day somebody filched afl the turkey slices from the chef's salad another employe had in a plastic container keeping its cool in the icebox. The third day two tamales were missing. The fourth day the following note was tacked to the bulletin board in the lounge: "Would the person who mistakenly walked away with my two dead salamanders (which I had prepared for burial by wrapping them in tamale shells, their favorite food) please see to it that they get a decent burial? "Thanks much." (Signed) Maria. The fifth day nobody's lunch was disturbed. 48 legislators back Mo's bid Citizen Phoenix Bureau PHOENIX -- Forty eight of Arizona's 90 state legislators, including four Republicans, have signed a declaration of support for U.S. Rep. Morris K. Udall in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The declaration, circulated by Rep. Larry Bahill, D-Tucson, was signed by every House Democrat and all Senate Democrats except Senate President Bob Stump of Tolleson. Republican signers were Reps. Thomas N. Goodwin of Tucson, James Cooper of Mesa and Daniel Peaches of Flu abates here, Cochise hard-hit An outbreak of influenza has forced closing of schools in two Cochise County districts until next Tuesday, but the sick call in Tucson schools is subsiding and no similar ac-' tlon is planned here. The flu kept more than ore in five students in some District 1 schools home last week, but Ralph Roda, assistant superintendent, said the absence rate has dropped substantially this wik. This pattern was repeated in other Tucson school districts, with no school closures planned. In the two Cochise County districts, both in the Sierra Vista area, 25 per cent of the students were absent yesterday when district officials closed the schools and (old the 7,000 students not to return for a week. The two districts followed the lead of schools in Globe, Miami, Kearny, Graham County and Ft. Thomas. Features WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1976 · PAGE 29 Runoff means closeoff CitiMn Pholo by B i l l Hopkins Runoff from mountain snow and rain raised water levels in some areas of Sabino Canyon yesterday by 18 to 24 inches, covering bridges leading to the Lower Bear Canyon and Seven Falls areas. As a result, both areas were closed off to hikers until further notice. David F. Baum, assistant district ranger of the Santa Catalina National Forest District, said the areas would be reopened to hikers when water levels recede. school seeks linkup Tuba City and Sen. William McCune of Phoenix. Bahill released the declaration during a House floor speech today. The original has been sent to Udall campaign headquarters in Washington, D.C. The declaration reads, "We . . . do hereby express our total and unequivocal support for the Presidential aspirations of our native son, the Honorable Morris K. Udall." U urges members of the New Hampshire legislature "to give him their total support in his quest for the Presidency." New Hampshire holds its primary Feb. 24. By EDWARD J. SYLVESTER ' Citizen Staff Writer The University of Arizona College of Medicine is hoping to increase its exchanges of resident physicians with the Veterans A d m i n i s t r a t i o n Hospital in Phoenix, a move that could one day lead to strong affiliations between University Hospital and other hospitals there. Such exchanges would give UA residents more of a variety of clinical experience and enable them to study under noted Phoenix specialists. Phoenix residents coming here would get the same types of advantages. Several UA clinical departments already send small numbers of medical students and graduates to Phoenix for short periods of time, on a voluntary basis. The graduates -- "residents" -- now rotate to Tucson hospitals as part of their regular study program. But problems would mount astronomically if rotation to Phoenix were a regular feature of medical training. Administrators are waiting to see how current programs work out before becoming serious about formal affiliations there. College of Medicine Dean Neal A. Vanselow is optimistic about the future of such an alliance, but cautious about moving too fast. "Some day, as the state and the medical college expand, we might be teaching all the basic sciences in Tucson and offering clinical training both at University Hospital and in Phoenix," he says. "That would expand the variety of training available and allow for larger medical college classes." A first step toward that years-away prospect could be making the Phoenix Veterans Administration Hospital a deans committee facility, as the one in Tucson is. That proposal is several months away from serious consideration, says Vanselow. But it would mark a major increase in Phoenix participation in the College of Medicine. The deans committee consists of representatives of the university and the teaching hospital and acts on all staff appointments. Some physicians at the VA would be university faculty members -- a partnership that already exists on a much smaller scale between the department of obstetrics and gynecology here and three Phoenix hospitals. Some local doctors say a major problem would be continued anti-UA feelings among Phoenix physicians who want- ed the College of Medicine located there. In addition, it will take a long time -- probably years -- to agree on who would control programs involving cities. The pediatrics!' department allows residents to train at Phoenix's Good Samaritan, St. Joseph's or Maricopa County hospitals, according to Dr. .Grant Morrow, acting department head. But none are there now. · Morrow likes the idea in principle. He says the department has good relations with Phoenix pediatric groups, and affiliation with the university would benefit Phoenix house staffs. The obstetrics and gynecology department already sends two medical students to Phoenix in each of eight six-week periods. Dr. Charles D. Christian, chairman, notes that this is only possible because St. Joseph's, Good Samaritan 'and Maricopa County hospitals all have directors of medical education in obstetrics and gynecology who have long prior experience as professors. They direct the residency programs there but also can direct the examinations and undergraduate medical education of the UA students sent there. Drs. John V. Kelly at Maricopa, Walter Charny at Good Samaritan and Ray Jennett at St. Joseph's all are adjunct professors at the UA. Christian points out several hazards that would have to be considered before expanding any program into Phoenix. "Right now I think we strike a good balance in the numbers of people we train and the variety of training they get. Do we want to train more? We would want to know if it is in the best interests of the state to train more people in a given area before making drastic changes." For example, the UA has some form of exchange with the Veterans Hospital here in surgery, where 17 residents train; in internal medicine, which trains 29 residents there; neurology, 3; psychology, 6, and radiology, 3. Residents are trained in either Pima County Hospital or Tucson Medical Center in cooperation with the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. Pediatrics has 12 residents there and obstetrics and gynecology has four. Dr. Merlin K. DuVal, UA vice president for health sciences, says a formal affiliation that would place undergraduate medical students in Phoenix for their clinical training is possible for the future but added, "I can't say it's a declared goal." He says the UA now will concentrate on increasing continuing education efforts in Phoenix, then possibly expand graduate (residency) medical training there, with affiliation a still doubtful third phase. Tremors again rattle city Tucson's "shakes" have returned, once again rattling windows and the nerves of earthquake-conscious residents. Yesterday afternoon, a series of the mysterious tremors shook up Northwest Side residents, already on edge due to a week of reports from earthquake-leveled Guatemala City and a minor quake last week in Northern Arizona near Williams. But like last spring, Tucson's trembles are the work of an atmospheric demon called the jet stream, which is picking up the sonic booms of military aircraft, a weather expert says. Richard A. Wood, Tucson director of the National Weather .Service, said the jet stream now is coursing across Tucson from the northwest at a speed of about 150 miles per hour. The altitude of the high winds happens to coincide with that of supersonic Air Force jets involved in training exercises near Ajo. Officials at Davis-Monthan AFB said a squadron of FIDOs has been making bombing and strafing runs over the Gila Bend practice range as part of a large-scale exercise. Wood said he got about a dozen calls yesterday afternoon from Northwest Side and Marana residents, most of them concerned that an earthquake was occurring. The winds last spring were reaching speeds of 200 m.p.h. or more, so the shaking sensation was more widespread then. Wood said the winds, spawned by the storm system that has brought Tucson wet weather the last few days, should slow down somewhat today and there should be fewer tremors. Operators at the Tucson Daily Citizen, the. Police Department and the University of Arizona reported a total of about a dozen calls on yesterday's shakes. Last April, during the height of Tucson's earlier shake season, the Citizen alone received 60 calls. Special schooling proposed Advanced career, academic studies By CHERI CROSS Clton Staff Wriler Plans for a specialized high school that would attract junior and senior students from throughout the district for studies in advanced academic and career areas were outlined to the Tucson District 1 School Board last night. Dwindling enrollment in upper-level courses in mathematics, science and foreign languages, as well as a growing interest in career-vocational areas such as health, automotive and industry, make the program feasible, said George Hunt, district administrative assistant for operational services. The specialized school would operate primarily out of the vocational education building at Tucson High School, but would establish its own identity, said Hunt, a former Tucson High principal. Approval given Hunt and Sam Polito, district liaison for federal programs, received informal approval from the board to do further planning and apply for a federal grant to help launch the new school by this fall. Board members said implementing the program would depend largely upon availability of outside funds. Supt. Thomas L. Lee stressed that the school would not be a "depository of all the young geniuses in the community," but would provide op- lions for students of abilities in different areas. He said he" has seen the district's programs in advanced foreign languages "going down the drain," and suggested, "If this is an opportunity to save them, now is the time." Hunt said he hopes to recruit about 33 students from each of the district's nine regular high schools to open with 300 students in the fall. He said most of the students will make the specialized school their "home" school, but some will attend only on a part-time basis and retain their identity with their regular high school. He said if a school has sufficient students to comprise a full class in an advanced subject, that class would be offered at the regular school as well as the special school. Colleges compete Hunt also noted that community colleges now are competing with high schools for enrollment. Many high school students complete their graduation requirements in three years instead of four. Others bypass high school graduation requirements and enroll directly in community college programs. This and the fact that many students take a reduced load in their senior year provide a financial drain on the high school district, said Hunt. Hunt said the school would be limited to juniors and seniors, and principals from all other district high schools would serve as an advisory committee for planning and operation. The school would use community resources in placing students in job situations. Louis Bazzetta, director of career and occupational education for District 1, said such a program would give students more of a chance to graduate with salable skills and specialized knowledge t h a t could be e x p a n d e d through higher education. Bazzetta said it also would provide an opportunity to reinstate the health careers program dropped this year because of budget problems. Lee said such a school would give the district a chance, knowing that "things do change," to begin shifting its emphasis "in advance of necessity." He commented that the Bronx School of Science is world-known for attracting youngsters from all over that metropolitan community to its superior science programs. The board also heard a separate proposal that would expand the "accommodations program" now in operation at Tucson High School. The program is for dropouts or potential dropouts throughout the district who have not been able to function in a traditional high school setting. Alison Reichle, a teacher in the accommodations school, said it now has -18 students in the main program, based at Tucson High, another dozen at nearby Cherry Field, and a waiting list of students who want to get in. Six classrooms She suggested that six portable classrooms at Cherry Field would permit the program to expand to about 150, with further expansion within a year. Last night's proposal was presented in conjunction with the Pima County Juvenile Court, the Department of Secondary Education of the University of Arizona and the Center for Democratic Processes in Education. Board members indicated a willingness to permit district administrators to work with representatives of the group to come up with a firm proposal that includes costs. Bill would oust Cardwell as warden PHOENIX (AP) -- Legislation designed to remove Arizona State Prison Warden Harold Cardwell from his post has been introduced by two Tucson senators. Introduced by Democrats Frank J. Felix and Tom Moore, the measure sets up academic requirements for the warden that would disqualify Cardwell. Under the bill, the warden must have a bachelor's degree and nine years experience in corrections, or have a master's degree in corrections or a related field. Cardwell attended Bowling Green, Ohio, State University as a pre-law student but never received a bachelor's degree. Felix admitted that the bill was designed to eliminate Cardwell as warden at the prison in Florence which recently experienced a prisoners' strike. Harold Cardwell No college degree "Cardwell came In at a time when a strong, firm hand was needed there," Felix said. "It's imperative that we look for the individual who can give us what we need now." Felix added the prison needs a warden with a philosophy more oriented toward rehabilitation. Moore said the proposed requirements are similar to standards in force several years ago before they were lowered to allow Cardwell to assume his post. He noted the bill exempts the warden from the merit system, which presently protects Cardwell, opening the way for his removal. Cardwell was warden of the Ohio State Penitentiary for five years before coming to Arizona in 1973. Before that, he had served in the Ohio Highway Patrol for 23 years. Corrections Director John Moran said Cardwell has his full support and called the bill "regressive." Exempting '(he warden from the merit system would open the position to political pressure, Moran said. Moore's charge that the present qualifications for warden were tailored for Cardwell when they were written in early 1973 is "absolutely inaccurate," Moran said. The qualifications were drafted along with an overall legislative reorganization of the corrections department, he said. "When that was written I'd never even heard of Cardwell," Moran said. "I certainly had never even talked to the man." Claiming Moore and Felix "are operating on rumor and with no understanding of the realities of a prison," Moran said, "I don't know of a better man than Cardwell that we could get for that job today. Frank J. Felix WanU Cardwetl out Tom Moore 'Standards were lowered' That kind of pointed attack «,, the prlsoners think they does nothing but undermine have the warden on the run the authority of the prison there will be an increased administration," said Moran. potential W trouble." ' /""

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