Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 8, 1968 · Page 2
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PAGE 2 Entered ss second class mailer Post Office, Tucson, Arizona T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N DOUGLAS WALL SAYS; S tate-Financed CAP Cost Put At $400 Million FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1968 By CHARLES TURBYVILLE Citizen Staff Writer A state-financed Central Arizona Protect would cost $400 million to build and its financing would require new taxes, Douglas Wall, chairman of the Arizona Interstate Stream Commission, said today. Wall said the commission received an engineering study last week on the state project from the Parsons Engineering Co. of Los Angtfks. Wall said the ?400 million was for "a bare bones project." The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has estimated the cost of a federal CAP at $768 million, plus $100 million more for distribution works. This is the amount authorized in legislation now being considered, by the House of Representatives. Wall said the sale of water would produce about half the amount required to pay for a state CAP. He indicated the state was far along in planning for a state project. If a decision is made to go ahead with the state plan, construction could start in a year to ,18 months, with completion eight years later, he said. He spoke to members of the Western States Water Council, who met today at the Desert Inn. In an interview, Wall.said the point of decision for the state is nearing. Probably, he said, it Medicare Talk Sel Lester Lewis, local field representative of the Social Security Commission, will speak on Medicare at an open meeting at noon Tuesday at Verde Meadows Recreation Center, 1360 E. Irvington Road. will come, after the House Interior Committee reports a federal CAP bill to the House floor. Then the state must make up its mind whether its terms and conditions are acceptable to the state, he indicated. Bias Study In TCEO Completed A complete investigation of a complaint charging the Tucson Committee for Economic Opportunity {TCEO) with racial discrimination has been completed by Robert C. Slonager of the Office of Fconomic Opportunity in Washington. Slonager, an inspector in the OEO's Office of Inspection, said today, "About a week will be required to study and evaluate" the material he gathered during his three-day stay in Tucson. "I left Tucson last night atter interviewing approximately 12 people," Slonager said, speaking from an OEO office in Los Angeles. "It was necessary for me to work quietly and, as yet, I can make no comment on the information I obtained." He said he expects a decision on the charge of discrimination "will be made within a few days" after he files his report wtih the Washington OEO office. The charge of discrimination followed competition for the position of area council coordinator, with David G. Herrera and Robert L. Horn the two top contenders for the job. Senate Refuses To Kill Open Housing Provision WASHINGTON (UPI) --The Senate today rejected a southern-sponsored move to kill the open-housing, provision of the civil rights package. The Senate turned down 64 to 2£ a sweeping proposal by Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N. C:, which would have knocked out the open, housing provision as well as a series of antiriot measures which have been added through amendments. The Ervin amendment also have drastically changed the section of the compromise designed to protect Negroes and civil rights workers against racial violence. It would have extended federal protection to all persons, rather than requiring racial motivation. Ervin, chief southern spokesman since the civil rights debate opened more than seven weeks ago, made no attempt to hide his intentions. He said his proposal would kill the fair housing section, and added: "It says in effect that Americans shall still have the right to determine to whom they will sell their property. "It is a right they have had since the times of George Washington ...and should have as long as members of Congress still have in their hearts a love of. liberty." But Sen, .Philip A. Hart, D- Mich., said the amendment would "have the effect of nullifying much of what we've done." Earlier, the Senate rejected 67 to 18 another Ervin proposal which would have allowed federal agents to quell picket line violence. Bus Crash, Flames Kill 20 Persons BAKER, Calif. (UPI) -- A Greyhound bus filled with passengers bound for Las Vegas collided headon Thursday with a car headed the wrong way on an interstate highway and burst into flames. Twenty persons died in the holocaust and 12 others were injured. Workers today used cutting torches to clear away the skeletal framework of the gutted bus to hunt (he bodies of persons believed trapped underneath. Many of the victims were trapped inside the flaming wreckage, The collision occurred on rain-slick Interstate 15 three miles east of here on a stretch called the Baker grade. The divided highway is one of the main arteries linking California and Nevada. Kenneth L. Burkhardt, driver of the bus, suffered a broken leg. He told California Highway Patrol officers he had pulled into the left lane to pass a car when suddenly he saw another car heading directly toward him. He swerved the bus toward the dirt median strip but was unable to miss the car. Show Peace Plan., HHH Dares Nixon By United Press International Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey today challenged Republican presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon to tell the nation now how he proposes f o carry.out hjs pledge to end the Vietnam War if elected President. "I think we have a righl [o ask: "If you know how to end the war and bring peace to the Pacific, Mr. Candidate, let the American people hear your formula now,' " Humphrey said in a speech prepared for a Springfield, 111., Democratic conference. "Why wait until next year?" Humphrey did not mention former Vice President Nixon by name, but he made the reference explicit by quoting Nixon's peace declaration verbatim. Nixon said in the declaration Tuesday, "I pledge to you the new leadership will end the war and win the peace in the Pacific --and that is what America wants." Humphrey said that is what President Johnson wants too, 'and we are as always certainly open to any such solution. "Where war and peace are Williams' OEO Plan Faces Test PHOENIX (AP) - An informal opinion from the regional Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity today indicated Gov. Williams' plan to wrap Arizona poverty projects into a state community action program faces a court test. Meeting today with Williams, staff representatives in the governor's office, state legal counsel and poverty leaders, Laurence Koran said he believes the counties have the power to seek designation of themselves or a non-profit corporation to run their own projects rather than be a part of the state plan. Koran, who emphasized a formal opinion would have to be issued, declared that, if federal law controls, these political subdivisions may receive funds directly to run their programs despite the state's efforts to keep tabs on usage of federal monies. Scoutorama Plans On Video Details of the Catalina Council of Boy Scouts' annual Scoutorama coming in April will be given at 12:40 p.m. tomorrow on Channel 4. PubUjtied Dally Excipt Sundiy by Ilii Citlien publishing CD. 208 North Stone Avt. Tucson, Arizona SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Home-Delivered in Tucson,'45c per week or $23.40 per year. Home-Delivered Outside Tucson, X5c week or SI .95 per monlh. 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Nixon, campaigning in the final week of New Hampshire's March 12 primary, said in a radio speech broadcast nationally .Thursday that racial extremists are "threatening war" in the nation's big cities this summer, and authorities must be ready "to meet force with force if necessary." "The violence being threatened for this summer is more in the nature of war than a riot," he said. "We should not for a moment underestimate the threat to our safety and our stability." Nixon also - renewed his criticism of the report of Johnson's antiriot commission for "its tendency to lay the blame for the riots on everyone except the rioters. "There are injustices. There are inequities. But these mounting threats of violence come when there has never been less cause for violence, and never less excuse for rebellion. "Never have we been so close to the achievement of a just and abundant society, in which the age-old wants of man are met and the age-old grievances of the disinherited set right." May Election Planned If Bills Are Cleared By ROBERT K. WALKER Associated Press Writer PHOENIX (AP) -- Providing the legislature can clear a bua1le of proposed measures to overhaul state government, a special election on constitutional amendments and referendums will be held in May. Majority caucuses of both the House and Senate agreed on the plan Thursday night. Senators tied some strings to their acceptance of the proposal. They decided the ballot would have to include a number of issues not yet put through both houses, including the question of daylight saving time. House members have opposed a referendum on the question of "fast time." Senators also said the ballot must include four-year terms for state senators, another issue on which some members have balked. Senate President Marshall H u m p h r e y , B-Maricopa, wouldn't go so far as to say the majority took an "all or nothing at all" attitude. He said that if any of the group of bills agreed on by the senate caucus were not approved by the house, then the upper chamber would have to re-examine its position. The house didn't put conditions on its decision for a special election. Majority leader Burton Barr, R-Maricopa, said it was simply agreed there should be a special election as soon as possible if enough government reorganization measures were passed to justify the $150,000 to $250,000 in election expenses. Kidnapers Preying On Mafia NEW YORK (AP) - Key members of New York's Mafia families have a new worry to contend with these days -they're the targets of an underworld gang's kidnap-ransom racket. One police source was reported as saying that at least six Mafia dissidents or simply un- naped during the past year and then ransomed for sums totaling about $270,000., He said it was not determined whether the kidnapers were Mafia dissidents ors imply underworld mavericks who knew which Mafia families had money and would pay ransom for key members. The kidnap mob was described as "smart, tough and ruthless." Disclosure of the operation came as two men were arrested for criminal contempt for refusing to answer questions by a grand jury about a reported kidnaping and a subsequent $40,000 ransom payment. A third man is sought. Dist. Atty. Frank S. Hogan said the arrests came after a 10-month investigation into the April 24, 1987, kidnaping of Michael Luongo, 46, who the indictment said was ransomed for $45,000 by his nephew. Luongo refused to answer 22 grand jury questions about the identity of his kidnapers and payment of the ransom. Rocco Mazzie, 51, was also arrested for refusing to answer- questions about the kidnaping. The man sought is the nephew, Anthony Luongo, 28 who declined to answer questions about a meeting with a go-between to set up the ransom payments. Tryouts Slated For Miller Play Richard Davalos, who has directed and starred in "A View From the Bridge," will be in Tucson this weekend to begin duties as director for the Arizona Civic Theater's production of the same play. He will hold tryouts for three women's roles and 12 men's roles for the Arthur Miller play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Santa-Rita Hotel. Trade hi Your Tires and Well CUT The Manufacturer's Price HALF On The Great New ASTROSTRR. Polyester SUPREME Ultra Wide HP or Apache Junction Teachers Resign; One Blames Birchers APACHE JUNCTION, (AP)School Supt. M. D. Geraghty and several teachers and school officials have resigned and at least one of. them blamed the mass resignation on the John Birch Society. "There is a strong indication that some members of the local John Birch Society will not permit academic freedom," said Eugene M. Radza, president of the local Parent-Teachers Association. Geraghty, who with the others offered his resignation Thursday night, said, "I do not care to be associated with those people who are presently in control of the school system. "I cannot properly discharge my responsibilities under existing conditions," said Geraghty. One teacher who asked not to be identified, said, "I doubt if there will be a teacher left in the high school." Four of the teachers who resigned were members of the high school faculty. Tucsonian Wins Silver Star The Silver Star has been awarded to a Tucson soldier for his actions in taking over command of his company when attacked by 600 North Vietnamese regular troops near Da Nang Jan. 6. All the company officers were killed or wounded within 15 minutes. Sgt. Dennis Donnelly was wounded by shrapnel and rifle fire during the lengthy battle. Only 22 of the 96-man Co. C, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, were unhurt. Donnelly is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Donnelly, of 1040 W. San Nicolas Circle. Donnelly is a Salpointe High School graduate and attended Eastern Arizona College and the University of Arizona. Frank Marisch, managing coordinator for the John Birch Society in the Rocky Mountain area, replied to Radza's charge at Thursday's school board meeting by saying: "Some of our members with many non-members apparently are concerned and are making themselves heard, as they should as taxpayers and parents." Radza said earlier that "these members are almost paranoid in their fear of Communism, suggesting that even the state and nation-! PTA are Communist organizations." LOOKING FOR HARD TO FIND MUSIC ARIZONA'S IARGE STOCK OF SHEET MUSIC SEAGONDOLLAR MUSIC 3226 E. SPEEDWAY 795-3283 Conventional Tires! 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