Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 8, 1968 · Page 1
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Tucson, Arizona
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Friday, March 8, 1968
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w Tomorrow Eaker Puts Trust In Air Power Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker said today the United States presently faces no prospect of another "Dien Bien Phu" in Vietnam because of the effectiveness of American air power. The retired Air Force ^officer pointed out that when" the French lost the decisive battle at Dien Bien Phu, they had "little air power and that was soon lost to modern anti-aircraft weapons supplied by the Russians and Red Chinese." He told an audience at the annual Air Force appreciation luncheon at the Pioneer International Hotel that because the French lacked air power, their medical supplies, food and ammunition soon were exhausted. The luncheon was held as a prelude to the Aerospace and Arizona Days celebration tomorrow and Sunday at Davis- Monthan AFB. The two-day event is sponsored jointly by D-M and the Chamber of Commerce. Eaker said that "against the French, Gen. Vo Ngugen Giap would steal out of the jungle, launch a vicious attack against a column or camp, then fade again into base camps in the rain forests to rest. "Now, with our latest equipment, such camps can be identified through clouds and darkness of forest cover. Former refuges are now hit by our B52 bombers. Deserters testify that the B52 raids are feared by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese invaders above anything." Eaker said ,he is "weU aware" that there are persons who charge that the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong seem to be doing all right despite our "overwhelming" air superiority. "Isn't it anomalous," he said, "that those politicians, pacifists and .Red sympathizers in this country who have done all they can to have us call off our bombing. . .are the very ones who now charge that air power is ineffective?" Eaker added: "If we were not bombing communication lines, the North Vietnamese could support operations at a much higher level. "Also, if we were employing aii 1 power effectively without the present limitations imposed by political leaders, those 'coolies' now pushing bicycles, each delivering 400 pounds of ammunition or supplies, would have ammunition to deliver." (The general was referring to Communist supply men who, traveling mostly at night, bike supplies from Hanoi to Communist outfits in South Vietnam.) Eaker said that those who "gleefully or snidely denigrate air power should try time." The air power of which he spoke can be viewed by all Tuc- sonians tomorrow and Sunday at Davis-Monthan. m VOL. 96 --NO. 59 TUCSON, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MARCH 8, 1968 44 PAGES -- 1 0 CENTS IF REQUEST FIZZLES Survey Shows Teachers Will Stay In TEA By GIL MATTHEWS Citizen Staff Writer Even if their bid for a 51,000 basic pay raise completely fizzles, the majority of School District 1's teachers apparently will remain loyal to the Tucson Education Association (TEA) next school year. A sampling of 100 teachers by the Tucson Daily Citizen also showed that most teachers would be overjoyed if- present negotiations produce "only" a $500 Salary hike. LBJ Urges Fast Action On CAP WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson appealed today for prompt congressional authorization of a Central Arizona Water Project. In a conservation message to Congress, Johnson said thousands of acres in the West are in danger of.becoming a barren wasteland as underground wa- out. ter is being used up or depleted. We _have the techniques and know' - how to overcome this problem," he said. New legislation is .required to authorize a program to bring water from the Colorado River to meet the urgent needs of the people of Arizona. "Proposals affecting the canyons and the gorges of this mighty and historic river have been the subject of searching national debate. Out of this discussion, a plan has evolved that will require no dams on the Colorado River, preserve its scenic values and at the same time permit the immediate construction of essential water supply facilities." He added: "I ask the Congress to authorize the Central Arizona Project this year." Jets Collide; Pilots Safe Two F4C Phantom jet fighters few bicycles to push and little from Davis-Monthan AFB collided in midair this morning while practicing air4o-ground gunnery at the Gila Bend range. Both landed without mishap, according to a D-M spokesman. He said one plane apparently ran into the rear end of the other at a low-altitude -- while it some traveling around 500 miles per hour. One plane had a damaged rudder, the other lost its radar dome located in the nose of the aircraft, he said. Aerospace Days Schedule Following is the schedule of events for the annual Aerospace and Arizona Days celebration: TOMORROW 11:00 -- Judo-karate demonstration 11:30-- University of Arizona drill teams performance. 11:45 -- Landing of glider aircraft. .12:15 -- University of Arizona Air Force ROTC band. SUNDAY ]2:00 -- Judo-karate demonstration. 12:30 -- Salpointe High School drill team. TOMORROW AND SUNDAY 12:45 -- F4C weather Scout takeoff. 12:50 -- Fire fighting demonstration. 1:30 -- Model airplane demonstration. 2:00 -- Weather Scout landing. 2:02 -- Flight of F4Cs takeoff. 2:15 -- B52 and KC135 refueling pass. 2:20 -- P51 Mustang performance. 2:42 -- F4C maximum performance take-off. 2:50 --F4C slow flight. 2:53 -- F4C flight flyaver. 2:55 -- U2 maximum performance takeoff. 3:00 --F4Cs land. 3:15 -- U2 makes landing. 3:25 -- Thunderbirds perform. 3:55 -- Thunderbirds land. A cross-section of high school, junior high and elementary teachers broke down this way to the question, ; Would you consider joining the PJma County Teachers Union (PCTU) if present negotiations fail to produce a sizable raise?" NO ....; 62 YES 27 DON'T KNOW 10 One teacher -- a woman -aid she probably wouldn't join either organization, regardless of how the negotiations turn Union officials have repeated- Jy charged that the teachers' negotiation commission, under TEA backing, probably can give teachers only a token raise. The commission represents all District 1 teachers although only 90 per cent of them are TEA members. According to union officials, teachers may be so dissatisfied with the,raise that eventually comes through, they will flock m groups to PCTU next year. The survey indicates otherwise, particularly at the elementary level. Nearly 40 per cent of the high school and junior high teachers, the poll showed, would consider the union if a big raise isn't produced. However, nearly 70 per cent of all the teachers who gave definite views (10 per cent were undecided) won't even consider joining the union, at least next year. In addition, among the women, only one said she would probably join PCTU if a small raise comes out of present negotiations. Approximately half of those polled were women. (Some 1,400 of the district's 2,220 teachers are women.) Teachers who expressed pro- union views generally indicated they were against strikes, but would turn to the union, if necessary, to get higher pay. One man put it: "It's rather obvious if TEA doesn't do it, you have to go to the more militant way of doing things. I've been with unions before -- I've seen how they work and what they do gel." Those favoring TEA regardless of the salary situation often were" quite adamant in their views. "They (unions) have given all of their power to the top echelon -- just like with the copper strike," said one woman. Another teacher said: "I'm afraid of the power of the union They start out very weak, but pretty soon they could be run ning the schools." Most teachers who expressed favoritism towards TEA said they liked the "professional image of the organization. By this they said they meant TEA stand against strikes a n d , i "overall" views on education. Although most of the teacher said $500 would be a highly-acceptable raise, some indicatec they would remain in Tucson and with TEA even if no raise were granted. A few said ?1,000 would be bare minimum. Some said they would go to California and teach if a substantial raise isn forthcoming. Mi Under Request^ $24.3 MILLION SET FOR U.A. OPERATIONS Progress Reported In Copper Talks May Show Some Agreement WASHINGTON (UPI) --Some jrogress was reported today in negotiations aimed at ending the 238-day copper strike. Informed sources indicated there was a possibility of a partial breakthrough in talks between negotiators for libe 26 striking unions and one oE the four companies. There was no immediate indication which company was involved. In talks that began here Monday under White House pressure, however, the government has concentrated its efforts on a settlement with the Phelps-Dodge Corp. Negotiations with the other three firms --Kennecott, Anaconda and the American Smelting Refining Co. --were not reported going as well as those with Phelps-Dodge. The roadblock to settlement remains the issue of contract size. The unions are demanding company-wide contracts; the companies want contracts broken down to cover only those workers in the same operational systems. Sources said (hat since negotiations were called here the government has been trying to get at the central issue through the back door by taking up the economic issues with at least two of the companies, in the apparent hope that once those were settled their application could be broadened. There were indications that the talks involving Phelps- Dodge had produced some progress toward the issue of company-wide bargaining. But in none of the talks was there any evidence that this progress could be used as a pattern for an industry-wide settlement. The strike, which began last July 15, involves 60,000 workers who earn an average wage of 53.10 an hour. There's Still Some Chance Of Rain 0 lamb of March, 0 welcome sign, You're doing great Fending off the lion. -- Edgar Allan Schmoe A 10 per cent chance of rain tonight and 20 per cent tomorrow is Tucson's weather outlook. The variable cloudiness wil bring little change in temperatures, which continue pleasantly mild. A low of 50 degrees is pected tonight with a high of 70 tomorrow. This morning's low was 48; yesterday's high wa; 70. At 2 p.m. today, the tempera ture was 66 degrees with 33 per cent humidity. Full Weathsr Reoort, Paae 2A Joint Session Restores Funds 0 'Model City' Target Area This is the five-square-mile area on which local officials have drawn a bead to bring about sweeping improvements under the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department's Model Cities program. The city is applying for about $200,000 to plan a five-year self-help program in which residents work to improve living and working conditions. (See Story on Page 4). (Drawing by Donald Bufkin). Allies Kill 138 Communists As U.S. Reshuffles Command SAIGON (UPI) - Allied troops killed at least 138 Communists Thursday in the biggest battle in a month on the North- South Vietnam border where a new U.S. military command took charge today to meet a threatened 70,000-man Red offensive. U.S. Marines and South Viel- Inside Today's Citizen Dr. Alvare/- 7 Bridge 12 Comics 27 Crossword Puzzle 9 Deaths 37 Editorials 30 Financial News 35, 36 Movie Times 25 Public Records 10 Sports 31-33 TV-Radio Dials 23 Weather 26 Woman's View 15-19 namese troops today hunted down the remnants of the North V i e t n a m e s e battalion, they caught Thursday in a pincers squeeze two miles northeast of the Leatherneck border command post of Dong Ha, spokesmen said. They said the Marines suffered 15 men killed and 124 : wounded and the government troops "light" losses in smashing into the North Vietnamese. In Saigon, Gen. William C. Westmoreland announced he was placing Army L.t Gen. William B. Rosson in command of the Army 1st Air Cavalry Division and the Marine 3rd Division directly facing the 70,000 North Vietnamese which American intelligence said are posed for Hanoi's biggest push of the war. In other developments, U.S. pilots flew 109 missions -- the most since 117 missions Feb. 4 -- against North Vietnam Thursday. Among their targets were the Hanoi radio communications receiver station 10 miles south-southwest of the capital and the Van Dien battery plant, seven miles south of Hanoi. In Washington, Senate critics of President Johnson's Vietnam policy demand that he consult Congress before sending any more combat troops into the war. Led by Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, Mont., Sen. William Fulbright, D-Ark., and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy D-NY,., Senate doves inter rupted the civil rights debate Thursday to launch an often emotional attack on further es calation of the Vietnam conflict. By DICK CASEY Citizen Political Writer PHOENIX -- The University of Arizona apparently will get all but $1.3 million of the money ·equested in its operating budget for fiscal 1968-1969. University officials asked !25.6 million for operating 'unds. The Tucson Daily Citizen earned that a joint House-Senate appropriations committee approved $24.3 million. In view of recommendations by Gov. Jack Williams and legislative budget analyst Robert Lawless, the UA did well. In his executive budget, Wil liams recommended only $20.' million and Lawless $20.8 mil lion for the UA. · It was reported that the UA figure was considerably lowe. ;.n the budget worked out in the House appropriations committee but during joint meetings, some lawmakers held firm for more money. The joint appropriations meetings were concluded today after two days of closed door sessions in which committee members hammered out a proposed state operating budget. R e p . J o h n Pritzlaff, 1-Maricopa, and Sen. Thomas noles, D-Coconino, appropria- ions chairmen, refused to re- ease figures but other sources said the new state budget will be about $275 million -- about 177 million higher than the current budget. Most of the increase is from a new finance package passed by he legislature last year in which the state decided to assume some $67 million more in schooo! costs. The committee talked for nearly two hours about university appropriations yesterday before arriving at what sources said was a total operating budget of $48.2 million for the state's hree universities, compared to the requested $50.5 million. Capitol outlay funding is still under consideration in the two appropriations committees. The UA has asked for $15.2 Doiv Jones Averages NEW YORK ( A P ) - Dow Jones 3 p.m. stock averages: Quoted Change 30 Industrials 835.82 Off 0.40 20 Rails 214.96 Off 0-90 15 Utilities . . 125.89 Off 0.55 Volume -- 6,500,000 ·million for building and cbn- truction purposes including $4 million for a 15,000-seat arena ind physical education plant. There was no indication today n how the UA would make out n this area but it was here that he legislature made severe cuts in last year's budget. Total capital outlay requests "o: the three schools this year is 132.7 million. University Allotments Are Flayed .PHOENIX (AP) - State Sen. Ray Goetze today charged that the Legislative Appropriations ;ommittees acted "irresponsibly" and "like a bunch of pup- sets" in setting the budget for :he state universities. Complete figures of the budget will not be revealed for several days, but Goetze confirmed ·hat the committees had voted he universities $8 million more han the $40.2 million the governor recommended. At least one other member of tie Senate Appropriations Committee said he shared Goetze's ·eelings. The Goetze statement was made behind closed doors, but the senator released the text to he press. The Sun City Republican said. "In my estimation this body las acted irresponsibly, and has once again bowed to the whims of the board of regents. In fact, we have acted like a bunch of juppets. 'Furthermore, we have succeeded in down-grading the very people we hired to advise this body on financial matters of the state. "What respect do you think the departments of the state will have for our advisers in the future when we who hired them disregard their recommenda- :ions in one area alone by $3,000,000. "I am sure the press and the taxpayers will have something to say regarding this. "I have no intention of becoming a part of your decision. And, I intend to make a speech on the floor of the senate in this regard." Cleveland Indians Special!. Coming Tomorrow In The Tucson Daily Citizen's / Saturday Magazine, Ole. To order extra copies see coupon, page 44 V 1

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