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VOL 94 NO. 60 TUCSON, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, MARCH II, 1966 10 CENTS --40 PAGES Cook, San Angela Indicted By Jury ByDALEMTTNER Citizen Staff Writer Deputy State Treasurer Harold Cook and Liquor Control Agent Peter San Angelo were free under $1,000 bond each today following their second indictment by the Pima County Grand Jury investigating liquor license dealings. : The pair is accused of con- spiring in 1962 to illegally influence a license application in return for $3,900, allegedly paid by Francis De Franco, 7300 N. Leonardo Da Vinci Way. At the time De Franco operated a package liquor store on Speedway Boulevard. Both Cook and San Angelo are charged with conspiracy, legislator asking or receiving a bribe, and public officer asking or agreeing to receive a bribe. San Angelo also is accused of three other felonies -- accessory to legislator asking or receiving a bribe, attempted perjury by subornation and bribery or corruption of a witness. The final two charges against San Angelo charge him with try- WHO'S RESPONSIBLE? Smog Control Bill o Tied Up In Committee PHOENIX--(I 1 )--The House rules committee is holding a bill which would put teeth in county smog control programs, but none of the members will admit responsibility for the action. Commitee meetings are held behind closed doors, and the 15-member body is consiered the policy-making organ of the majority bloc. The bill was cleared by all routine committees except rules three weeks ago and several attempts by its supporters to get the measure out of the committee have failed. The last attempt was made yesterday, but Rep. G. 0. Biles, D-Greenlee, moved to adjourn the meeting when the Subject was brought up. Reps. Douglas Holsclaw, R-Pima, and Robert Wilcox, R- Maricopa are cosponsors of the bill which is designed to make a 1962 air pollution law effective., The law permitted counties to set up smog control regulations, but didn't provide penalties for violators. The bill would allow county officials to seek injunctions against chronic smog violators after a hearing before an air pollution board. It also would make it generally illegal to burn trash without a permit. TO OCT. 4 Schmid's Rowe Trial Delayed By JIM JOHNSON Citizen Staff Writer The Superior Court trial of convicted killer Charles H. Schmid Jr. for the murder of Tucson teen-ager Alleen Rowe was-postponed today until Oct. 4. Judge " Mary Anne Richey granted the motion of Schmid's attorney, William Tinney Jr., for a continuance in the case, which was scheduled to start next Tuesday. "I think it would be impossible to get a fair and impartial jury at this time," said Mrs. Richey, in announcing her decision." MRS. RICHEY said that it was not the weight of publicity that she feared would make it .impossible to get an unbiased jury. · She was concerned, in particular, with the "great amount" 'of sworn testimony about the ·Rowe case that was brought out Curing Schmid's recent trial on two murder charges in the deaths of Gretchen and Wendy Trite. : "I also think that the State ·Supreme Court would reverse a ^conviction in this case, if a con- 'tinuance was not granted," Mrs. -Richey declared. .MORE Schmid, a 23-year-old part- time guitar player and upholsterer, was found guilty just 10 days ago of first-degree murder charges in the slayings of the Fritz girls. The jury which returned the verdicts also set the penalty on each at death ' in the state's gas chamber. ' THE BATE of the execution was to be set and formal pronouncement of the sentence to he made by Judge Lee Garrett this morning. But at Tinney's request, Garrett rescheduled the matter for March 25. Mrs. Richey : s ruling came at the close of a two - hour hearing at which both legal arguments and testimony were heard. The testimony came from representatives of local news media and concerned the extensive coverage of the Fritz and Rowe cases since Schmid's arrest last Nov. 22. Normally, the judge explained, she wouldn't consider a continuance in "a case of this kind." She agreed in general with the prosecutor, Assistant County Atty. William Schafer III, that time to decide whether an impartial jury can be selected is at the time of trial. Miss Rowe, the 15-year-old daughter of a registered nurse, disappeared from her home on May 31, 1964. Her body has never been found, although two persons have pleaded guilty to complicity in her death. TINNEY QUESTIONED representatives of Tucson's three, commercial television stations and two daily newspapers about their coverage of the Schmid cases. He then was allowed to place in evidence examples of that coverage--stacks of tear sheets from both newspapers, and scripts, films and pictures from the television stations. These exhibits, for the most part, covered the period of Feb. 15, the start of the Fritz trial, to date. Tinney was then permitted to incorporate other exhibits, introduced previously on behalf of a similar motion, into his current motion. These exhibits represented publicity about the cases from the time of Schmid's arrest on Nov. 22. The defense attorney asked for a delay "at least as long as the length of the coverage about the cases (five months)." He added, "it probably should be longer." In his arguments S c h a f e r pointed out that a considerable number of jurors indicated in the Fritz case that they had read about it at the time of Schmid's arrest, but didn't follow the ensuing accounts. In considering a motion for a continuance, the prosecutor contended the court also should consider if it's fair to the state. "The more time that elapses, the more difficult it will be to find witnesses," he said. ing to have a witness lie to the grand jury about the 1962 transaction. Cook, who was a Puna County representative in 1962, turned himself in at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office last night after hearing of the new indictment. He is awaiting trial on two other indictments charging six counts of conspiracy and five of asking or receiving a bribe. San Angelo, who surrendered at the Puna County Sheriff's Office at 3 p.m. yesterday, four hours after his indictment, ,was charged earlier with seven counts of perjury before the grand jury. Asked by newsmen for comment, San Angelo called the charges against him "phony." Cook requested and was granted a temporary release from his duties as deputy state treasurer on Feb. 4 following his first indictment. San Angelo remains active and on the payroll as a state liquor control agent in the Tucson office. After voting the indictments, the grand jury spent most of the day hearing from 11 witnesses in the continuing probe. William Stephens, a former legislator from Maricopa County and one-time H o u s e majority leader, spent about 15 minutes behind closed doors under questioning by the jury and County Atty. Norman E. Green. He issued only a terse "no comment" to reporters as he left the jury room. Another witness was Al Lindsey of Phoenix, executive secretary of the Arizona Retail Licensed Beverage Association. He spent less than five minutes before the jury, Lindsey would not tell newsmen whether he had .answered Green's q u e s t i o n during his brief appearance. Attorney Joe Soble, who has appeared before the jury several times, spent ^rhore than 30 minutes on the witness stand but would not disclose his testimony to newsmen. Fred Busby, developer of Rolling Hills Country Club Estates, testified briefly. He said later that he holds the liquor license for the club. "But I got it through regular channels with no extra money involved," he said. Attorney John Mesch and four unidentified men believed to be local liquor license holders rounded out the day's witnesses. After yesterday's busy session the grand jury was recessed until March 24 when it is expected to hear more liquor license testimony. MwJ-70's Continue Elsewhere today There's ice and snow But looks like spring's Having a Tucson show. --Ann Howe Mostly clear weather tonight and tomorrow with little change in temperature is the welcome forecast from the weatherman. The low tonight should be near 45. degrees and the high tomorrow, 75. This morning's low was 46 and yesterday's high was 77. At 2 p.m. today, it was 75 degrees with. 15 per cent humidity. Full Weather Report, Page U FRANCE WANTS U.S. OUT BY YEAR'S END 35-CENT BOOST LBJ And Labor Reach Accord On Wage Bill WASHINGTON --UPI-- President Johnson and the AFL-CIO have compromised their differences over the size of an increase in the U. S. minimum wage with an administration pledge to seek a 35-cent-an-hour boost. The agreement also would provide minimum wage ~~ coverage to an additional 7 mil$13 Billion Viet Fund Approved WASHINGTON - UPI - The House appropriations committee today voted to give President Johnson every cent of the $13.1 billion emergency fund he sought to press the fighting in Viet Nam. Pointing up the urgency of the President's request, the committee recommended that the House go along even before the necessary authorizing legislation had been written into law. Also, it asked the rules committee to waive normal procedure so the House can consider the money bill Tuesday, whether or not the authorizing bills have been signed into law by that day. THE COMMITTEE report on the measure made no mention of the "hawk"' versus "dove" controversy in Congress that had slowed action on the authorizing bills. The extra money is earmarked for planes, helicopters, missiles and what the committee termed a huge store of ammunition to support a massive application of firepower against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces. It also will go for extra pay and maintenance costs resulting from a sharp stepup in military manpower as a result of the escalation of the war. Other funds will be used to beef up existing and build new bases and port facilities in Viet Nam and other Pacific bases supporting the fighting. THE SPEED with which the committee acted was in contrast to earlier bitter Senate debate that delayed Johnson's requests in that chamber. In the end, however, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved separate authorization bills covering about §4.8 billion in military procurement and $415 million in economic assistance mainly in South Viet Nam and adjacent areas in Southeast Asia. The appropriations commitee neither defended nor criticized the U.S. course in Viet Nam. It acted on the theory the fight was on, the troops needed help, and the money had to be provided in full. lion workers, bringing the total of those covered to 36 million. THE COMPROMISE was reported yesterday by Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., whose House education and labor committee will prepare legislation on the hike. Powell hopes it will be ready in mid-April. If the law is approved, the $1.25 minimum wage would go to $1.40-next Feb. 1, then to $1.60 a year later. The higher rate would provide a gross paycheck of $64 for those working a 40-hour week. The bill also would extend minimum wage protection to an estimated 6.9 million workers in industries such as hotel-motel, restaurant, laundry and dry cleaning, hospitals, logging, construction, transit, retail auto and farm equipment dealers, and food processing. The Powell announcement officially ended weeks of backstage bargaining between the White House and organized labor over an issue that brought the President and labor to sword points. AT ONE JUNCTURE, AFL- CIO President George Meany threatened to oppose the President in Congress if the administration did not accept labor's call for a substantial increase in the minimum wage. Both sides appeared to have made concessions judging by the provisions of the bill disclosed by Powell, who said Meany and the executive branch -- presumably the White House -- had approved it. Inside Today's Citizen Dr. Alvarez 20 Bridge 4 Comics 23 Crossword Puzzle 24 Deaths 33 Editorials 26 Financial News 32-33 Movie Times 21 Public Records 16 Sports 28-31 TV-Radio Dials 19 'Woman's View 13-15 --AH wtrepnoto Fired by Indian Rioters A railway coach blazes in a station yard 20 miles from. Calcutta, India, after being set afire by rioters protesting the government's food policy. Fifteen persons were killed in yesterday's riots, and police opened fire in four suburbs of Calcutta today when mob violence broke out again. No estimate on casualties was given. Goddard Defends Teens Amid Uproarious Acclaim By JAY HALL Citizen Staff Writer Teen-agers applauded uproariously and repeatedly today as Gov. Sam Goddard defended their generation in the face of unfavorable national publicity regarding the Charles Howard Schmid Jr. murder cases. "Despite what comes in the most sensational form, I want to make it known to the world that we've got some doggoned fine young people right here," he said. In a very unusual situation, the governor was responding to a request by a citywide student group, Student Progress Organization of Tucson, to come here and, in effect, boost the young people's morale. The morale of the hundreds who heard him in the Palo Verde High School Auditorium zoomed up clear to the rafters. Goddard didn't m e n t i o n Schmid, specifically, or talk of the murders of three Tucson teen-agers. He did, however, bring out the image of Life magazine's recent article about the murders and referred to its and description Boulevard. garish photo of Speedway "There is a street in this town with an unlovely name," he said, "particularly when more people than ever before Mining Or Bombing Of Haiphong Ruled Out By WIRE SERVICES Administration officials today ruled out the mining or bombing of the Communist port of Haiphong in North Viet Nam OH grounds it would increase /the risk of conflict with Red China. Some 200 congressional staff aides who attended a two-hour DIEFENBAKER MINISTERS ACCUSED Sex-Spy Scanda I Pro be Ordered In Canada OTTAWA-UPI- Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson today decided to order a judicial inquiry into the Munsinger sex and security scandal, and indicated his minority government was ready to face downfall over the case. ·Pearson, in a fighting speech, told a rowdy House of Commons that Justice Minister Lucien Cardin is willing to stake his political career on the outcome of the inquiry, and said the inquiry will be empowered to investigate all aspects of the case. "And if you don't like it, you can throw us out," Pearson shouted above the roar in the house. "What more do you want?" he demanded. The furor in the Commons was unparallelled since the 1956 pipeline debate which led to the downfall of 20 years of Liberal rule in Canada. The uproar came after Commons Speaker Lucien Lamourex overruled three separate motions aimed at the ouster of Cardin over allegations he has made against ministers of the past Conservative government of John Diefenbaker. Two of the motions, made by Tories yesterday, were outright demands for Cardin's resignation. A third called for substantiation of the sensational charges. Lamourex' ruling came as the Commons met in a tensely hostile atmosphere for the second consecutive day, in the wake of Cardin's charge that several ministers of the former Conservative cabinet of Diefenbaker were entangled with a glamor- ous East German former spy, Gerda Munsinger, five years ago. (The Royal Mounted Canadian Police said it had investigated the case and learned that Miss Munsinger had returned to East Germany about 1961 and had since died of leukemia. (But the Toronto Daily Star reported today one of its staff reporters, Robert Reguly, had found her alive in Munich, Germany.) Cardin described the Munsinger case as being, in many ways, worse than the 1963 s c a n d a 1 which rocked Britain's government when Defense Minister John Profumo was linked to party girl Christine Keeler. Cardin said that while he was an associate defense minister he learned of the relationship between Miss Munsinger and several cabinet ministers. "Ministers?" asked newsmen who had heard reports of only one cabinet member involved. "Ministers -- plural," Cardin replied. He also said earlier rumors of the girl had classed her only as a "security risk," but it was now known she had once been an espionage agent. are being killed by speeding and traffic accidents. I don't think Speedway started out very well byname. "But if hamburger joints and neon lights are evil, then this entire, nation is in very serious trouble. . / " There is another' side of Speedway. On it is the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind; the St. Elizabeth, of Hungary Clinic; part, "of 'the University of Arizona,''one of the greatest schools .In this country, and many.enurches." X He said the accomplishments of young Tucsonians have been 'so prolific that they consumed many pages when the governor asked Dr. Robert Morrow, District 1 superintendent, to send him a list. Goddard reminded the capacity audience that Frank Borman is Astronaut a Tucson briefing at the State Department were told that the Defense De- partihent would not recommend aciion against Haiphong now. Some flexibility was retained, however, to change targets if it becomes militarily necessary. The meeting was part of an administration program led by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Secratary of State Dean Rusk, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, to keep congressmen and their aides fully informed on administration thinking. Communist China, the officials continued, is supplying at least 80 per cent of the weapons and supplies used by the main force of hard core Viet Cong guerrillas and 100 per cent of the weapons used by North Viet Nam regulars now in South Viet Nam, and the Soviet Union has provided aircraft and surface-to-air missiles. The Communists have the capability to increase their forces in South Viet Nam by 50 per cent during 1966, the officials said. If this happens, they said, a substantial further in crease in U.S. troops will be needed. school graduate, that Palo Verde's Marshall Buck last year was the winner of the national mathematics competition, that Catalina's Trumpeteer newspaper last year won numerous awards, that Salpointe High students sent $377 to the Marines fighting in Viet Nam. He also reminded that Superior Court Judge Alice Truman says that less than 5 per cent of Tucson teen-agers ever have unfavorable contact with the law. And that Police Chief Bernard L. Garmire says that out of that percentage only 2 per cent are in serious trouble. He praised Tucson youths for jarticipating in helping get school, city and county bond issues passed, and urged them to lelp campaign for candidates of their choice in public elections. Said the governor: "In a very few years, you are going to have to replace us in local, state and national government. The pressures will be far tougher than they are today. It will be an era when space no longer will be a limitation and there will be weaponry still undreamed of. "Your job as leaders is going to have to be of the highest order if we are going to preserve peace and our kind of govern ment." De Gaulle Reported ; Adamant f PARIS -- UPI - French President Charles de Gaulle, wants all American and Canadian troops, planes and bases out of France by the end of this year, in-; formed French sources said- today. He is not prepared to negotf- ate on this but only to discuss the "housekeeping" and other details stemming from their withdrawal, the sources said. · ·' De Gaulle has made up his mind to get them out "within a matter of months" and this decision is not open to negotiation, the sources added. THEY SATO the French leafier has drawn up no hard-and- fast timetable. But they said the schedule he has in mind would call for withdrawal of French officers from North Atlantic Treaty Organization commands within weeks, evacuation of American and Canadian bases in France and withdrawal of French forces in Germany from NATO command this year and departure of NATO's Supreme Allied Headquarters (SHAPE) near Paris and central European headquarters at Fontaine-i bleau within three years. :'·': The extended deadline for removal of the two NATO -headquarters is due to the complfe cated logistic and other problems involved, French sources said. , (De Gaulle's plans were creating new .difficulties with West ermany; A member of parliament -warned in Bonn that France would be asked to wife draw its two NATO divisions from Germany if De Gaulle removed them from international command.) FRANCE'S 14 NATO partners meanwhile called an emergency neeting today to discuss France's NATO plans. The Belgian ambassador to NATO, Andre de Starke called the permanent representatives of all members except France to meet at his office later today. An earlier suggestion that special emergency session of he NATO foreign minister? should be called was dropped ecause of the British elections March 31. The meeting will hear .differ-.; ent suggestions which have been nit forward since De Gaulle nb- ified his allies of France's in- ;entions to pull her forces out of the NATO command. Prince Will Fly Here Tomorrow Prince Phflip of England win )e at the controls of a Braniff International Airways jetliner when he arrives in Tucson tomorrow for a 15-minute stop en route from Dallas to Los Angeles. The husband of Queen Elizabeth is expected to arrive at he Tucson International Airport at approximately 3:45 p.m., according to a special agent of he State Department who briefed local security officers yesterday. He will transfer here to his own plane, a British Andover twin-engine prop-jet, flo-wn in earlier for fueling and mechanical checkup. On hand to visit briefly with the Prince will be Mayor Lew Davis and Sheriff Waldon V: Burr. Lewis Douglas, former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, currently is visiting in Mexico, and will not be present when the Prince arrives.

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