Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 8, 1968 · Page 4
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Tucson, Arizona
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Friday, March 8, 1968
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PAGE 4 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N Crime Statistics Indicate Need For Model City Plan By BILL KIMMEY Citizen Staff Writer Nearly one-half the adults and a quarter of all juveniles arrested by the police department in 1965 came from five square miles marked for social-economic rebirth here. The area -- surrounding downtown on three sides -- will be proposed for a federally aided "Model City" program, local officials announced yesterday. An application is to be ready in about three weeks. A "statistical profile" of the neighborhoods picked makes a solid case for something more than normal. government services. Only 8.6 per cent of the city's total population live in the area, according to the 1960 census. But in addition to the startling police statistics, the area also has: --Almost one-half of all the dilapidated residential units in Rockefeller Not Ruling Oregon Out NEW YORK (UP1) - Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller said Thursday he had not ruled out entering the May 28 primary in Oregon, leaving the door wide open for his formal entry into the Republican presidential race. Up to now Rockefeller has prohibited the use of his name in two. primaries, has asked supporters not to work in his behalf in others and has disassociated himself from numerous draft-Rockefeller movements around the country. H i s statement Thursday, while qualified, appeared to have moved him a step closed to a formal declaration of his presidential aspirations. At a news conference here the New York governor said that although he had no "present intention" of entering the Oregon primary, "I don't make a defni- tive statement ruling it out." Concerning a draft for the nominaition, Rockefeller declared that "if the Republican party wants an alternate approach, I've got to study it." Rockefeller made his statements at a news conference which followed the annual meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission here. Also preseiV. were U.S. Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond P. Shatter, a Republican; and New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Hughes. Reporters quickly turned away from queries about the commission meeting and plied Rockefeller with questions. the entire city, which covers 76 square miles. --More than 40 per cent of all children under 18 receiving aid for dependent children. --About one-fourth of all dwellings judged to be overcrowded Unemployment, education and health statistics in the target area also show the need for an all-out community effort as proposed under the federal program, Tucson city officials point out. Of every 1,000 live births, the death rate in the area (21.2) was three higher in 1965 than for the entire city. And tests of first graders for tuberculosis in 1966-67 showed nearly twice as many in the area had positive reactions as the 1.8 per cent citywide. More than half the residentss of the five square miles (55.3 per cent) have less than a junior high school education. Tucson has but 15.6 per cent of its population with so little schooling. Male unemployment is twice as high and female unemployment half again as high. Nearly one-fifth of all local families with less than $3,000 annual income live in the area. Tucson abounds with families that have two cars or more; only one of 10 residences has no automobile. In the target area, one-third of the families have co car. There is an additional factor making the "profile" figures even more dramatic: The area does not include the city's urban renewal section just south of downtown, officials point out, since it already is set for redevelopment under a separate program. Tucson Pilot Gets DFC In Vietnam A Tucson pilot has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in escorting two unarmed reconnaissance planes on a mission over Hanoi. He is 1st Lt. Bruce D. Grossetta, whose F4D Phantom jet was hit by ground fire, but managed to get back to an allied base. Another F4D on the flight was shot down. Grossetta is a member of the 435 Tactical Fighter Squadron based at Ubon, Thailand. He has flown 71 combat missions. Grossetta, son of Col. (USAF ret.) and Mrs. A. V. Grossetta, of 1777 N. Norton Ave., is a graduate of Catalina High School and the Air Force Academy. He is married to the former Gail Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Price, 4327 E. Monte Vista Drive. LISTEN TO A FISHER AND LIVE!!! Turn it on... Tune it in... Presto! Instant Music The Fisher 100 Microceiver 1K World's Smallest High Fidelity System'. The world's smallest high fidelity system is the ideal gift for the newcomer -with a limited budget. It requires no installation. It looks and operates like an ordinary FM radio. But it has all the full-bodied, ligh-powered sound of great Fisher components, and exclusive flexibility of control and conveniences. 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City Will Get Federal Grant For Meiilo Park Area Sewer The City of Tucson will re- on the availability of federal ceive a $122,300 federal grant to aid construction of a storm sewer in the West Side Menlo Park neighborhood, paving the way for at least $300,000 in other federally aided construction in the area. The grant was announced yesterday by Rep. Morris K. Udall and Sen. Carl Hayden. Involved is about 2 miles of storm sewer. The total cost is $282,000, with the city paying its $160,000 share from bond funds. The federal funds will be given by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city already has received approval of a $300,756 program to pave streets, build sidewalks and install streetlights in the same neighborhood. Two-thirds of this money will come from HUD and one third from neighborhood property owners. Federal officials would not permit this construction start until the area's drainage problem was taken care of. The city has pending another application £or a $142,598 construction program covering the rest of Menlo Park. Action by HUD on this request also was believed to be contingent on the storm sewer project and also funds, city officials said. Residents of Menlo Park, under the same program, known as concentrated housing code enforcement, also are eligible for federal low-interest home improvement loans and grants. Total expenditures of local and federal funds in the area are expected to approach $1 million. Mayor James N. Corbett Jr. credited attorney Edward Berger with a role in gaining approval for the federal storm sewer grant. He said "undoubt- Keimecott Settles Damage Lawsuit A $100,000 damage suit filed by a former secretary against the Kennecott Copper Corp. has been dismissed in Superior Court after attorneys reached an out-of-court agreement. Mrs. Kathleen Sowell filed the suit in August 1965, stating she was accused of misconduct when she was fired from her job in July, 1963. She alleged the company falsely accused her and through statements made after her dismissal kept her from obtaining other employment. edly Bergers work in both San F r a n c i s c o a n d Washington helped pave the way for approval of this grant." Berger was hired two months ago as the city's special counsel for urban affairs and economic and industrial development ON SOME COUNTS Tucson Cadet Found Innocent AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. ( A P ) -- A Tucson cadet of the U.S. Air Force. Academy has been found innocent by a court-martial of charges of robbery, larceny and forgery, but charges of aggravated robbery still are pending against him in District Court at Colorado Springs. The court-martial of 21-year- old Paul S. Speasl, the first for a cadet at the academy, ended yesterday when the presiding officer, Maj. William H. Carnahan, upheld a motion by the defense for a directed verdict of not guilty. T h r e e psychiatrists, t w o called by the defense and one, an Army doctor, by the prosecution, said the blond, rugged- looking defendant is legally insane with "schizophrenic reactions/' Speasl was not present to hear the verdict. He has been a patient in Fitzsimons General Hospital, near Denver, since shortly after a two-week postponement was declared Feb. 22. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Speasl, and his red-haired wife, Irene, 21 showed the strain of the hearings. Agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations had testified the cadet told them he had held up a Colorado Springs liquor store, stolen wristwatches from the cadet store and forged the names of two other cadets to checks for $425. Dist. Atty. 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