Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 6, 1960 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 1

Tucson, Arizona
Issue Date:
Monday, June 6, 1960
Page 1
Start Free Trial

VOL It NO. 135 TUCSON, ARIZONA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, I960 10 CENTS--48 PAGES ATLAS BASES STRUCK, WALKOUT MAY GROW Two Forest Fires Still Unchecked -- Photo by fob ·rodtr, Photo Aiioclitit AFTERMATH OF $250,000 FIRE Utility repairmen work to restore lines from a perch overlooking the Grant Road lumber Co., 2543 E. Grant Rd., destroyed by flames Saturday night. The flames also damaged «ome itock of the adjacent Upham Nurseries. Damaged plants can be seen in foreground. Fire-Razed Firm Will Be Rebuilt By JIM JOHNSON Plans have been announced 'to rebuild the Grant Road Lumber Co. which was destroyed here in a ·pectacular $250,000 fire Saturday Tucson in recent years, attracted i trailer and a heister, plus $60,000 well over 3,000 spectators, police worth of other machinery also Samuel L. Hauert, of 2235 E. Hampton . Dr., ; co-owner of the firm, reported that construction of new facilities will begin as icon u possible. He said the new yard will be basically the lame as the eld one, .except that it Will be completely endowed. Cause of the mysterious blaze which raged through almost a half Mode of -lumber at 2543 E. Grant Rd. has not yet been determined. The fire,, one of the .largest in said. Chief Fire' Inspector Howard Danielson surveyed the smoulder- ng ruins of the company yesterday and again today, and said urther" investigation would be necessary to determine .the fire's origin. Hauert, who is a co-partner jn the business with Fred Armstrong, 135 E. Sierra Vista Dr., estimated the. loss at approximately a quarter of a million dollars. He said the loss was almost completely insured. AT'LEAST a million feet of lumber was destroyed along with the firm's office and showroom. Light Rains In Prospect Big white clouds In sky of Hue, May bringum more rain, We hope they do. --Little Beaver Light thoweri again may dampen Tucson tonight Yesterday's showers were measured at .07 of an inch by the U. S. Weather Bureau at the Municipal Airport The Eut SWe «ot only enough to turn off iprinWeri for a short time. The showers brought the ·mount of rainfall for the year tip to 2.S3 inche*. which to still ilightly above normal. The normal amount of rainfall to date is 2.71 i«che*. The forecast calli for partly cloudy ikies at times tonight and tomorrow with ·catterttf evening showers mostly wwr the mountains. There win be no important change in temperatures. 7o*ijkr low temperature k expecMd to be · degrees, ftbNMtflw MHM M »« morn- iMft Mr.«f «. The mercury may rM* *e «nm -' Five stake trucks, a pickup, a I were lost in the blaze. Firemen succeed^ in saving the major part of Upham Nursery, adjoining the yard. Earl Upham estimated his loss at between $15,000 and $20,000. Most of the plants in a lath house were destroyed by heat, and about half the lath* house burned. The loss was partially covered by insurance. "The fire department did a wonderful job in saving our main store building," Upham said. "We are operating despite the mess the fire' left and will replace damaged plants immediately." Firemen arrived at the scene Continued Page 3 By JACK CARSON Two fires covering 2,000 acres in the Santa Rita Mountains continued to blaze,out of control today, defying the efforts of about 300 firefighters; The fires, located north and south of the Box Canyon Road, are being fought as One. They were touched off by lightning Thursday. . "We hope to nail these down sometime today," Don Jirsa, fire chief of the Coronado National Forest, said ·Hopi and San Carlos Apache Indians were brought ^in Saturday night to battle the blaze, approximately 43 miles south of Tucson. Aircraft, contracted by the government to fight fires, have made several drops of fire retardent. Approximately 30 · fires plagued the U.S. Forest Service over the weekend. Jirsa said 22 fires were touched off yesterday by lightning. Included in the weekend fires were five · in the Rincon Mountains, all under control today. John Cook, superintendent of the Sahuaro National Monument, said that one of the fires, located on the west slope of Rincon Peak, burned 15 acres. ·Twenty-five Hopi Indians were shuttled up the mountain by helicopter to battle the fires. They ;were mopping up today, i Cook said, One of'the largest fires touched off over the weekend, a 4,000-acre blaze in the Whetiton* Mountains south of Benson, still raged out of control today. Jina said 2M firefighters are working on the fire and hope to have it under control by late today. Also out of control is a 270-acre fire in the Tumacacori Mountains and a 25-acre fire seven miles south of Sonoita. Jirsa said that about 500 persons are fighting the fires in Arizona today. Included are five fires in the Tonto National Forest, one south City Okays San Pedro i Land Buy By PETER STARRETT Long-awaited city purchase of the San Pedro water land--the deal that exploded here last month--was expected to be wrapped up late today. The City Council passed a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to sign the purchase agreement in which the city buys about 4,800 acres of water-bearing lands, and the lease rights to about 14,000 acres of state federal grazing lands for $367,125. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd W. Colder, owners of the land, have agreed to the deal and it should be signed, sealed and delivered by the close of business today, according to-a statement by Mayor Don Hummel. ATTY. DONALD PITT, representing me Golders, agrees that the deal is ill settled. · With some minor revisions, this is the same deal the Golders Canaveral, Vandenberg Feel Pinch Lambert's Trial Here, Judge Hints By BOB STIRLING Denial of a request by defense attorneys to move the bribery retrial of Lambert Kautenburgcr o u t , . of Pima County was indicated to-1 SAN DIEGO, C a l i f . --(/?)-- Union machinists today day by Superior Court Judge John j struck key Atlas missile bases from California to Flor- F Molloy at the end of a hearing i id f j st w a l k o u t j n l a b o r disputes that could tie up a this morning. i I must say I'm inclined to let! major portion of the aircraft-missile industry. originally which in made turn with a trust, attempted--and nearly succeeded--to sell 2,200 acres of the package to the city lor $660,000. The trust wa» buying the land New Quake Rocks Chile SANTIAGO, Chile--UPI--A powerful earthquake rocked already devastated southern Chile again today. It fortunately was centered Jn a sparsely - populated of Safford and another in the Mule Mountains. Troops from Ft. Huachuca are battling a fire south of the fort which has burned to the boundary of the Coronado National Forest. Andy Brenners of Albuquerque, assistant regional forester in charge of fire control, was ,flying to the fires today with Norman Weeden, supervisor of the Coronado National Forest. Weeden said'that more than 40 men were brought in from Cali- fodnia to help fighting .efforts. supervise fire- area. The seismological Institute said the new sharp temblor was registered at grade 7 on the Richtcr scale at 1:54 a.m. It centered at Puerto Eden in an interior area where few people live. Scientists said the earth shock was felt over a 430-mile strip between Puerto Aysen and Puerto Natales. There was no immedi- _ ate information in Santiago a s t o j ready reserved casualties or damage. Weston College observatory in Massachusetts reported that two earthquakes had occurred in Chile, one strong one at 2:08 a.m. (EOT) today, the other late yesterday. The nation is still digging itself out from under the debris of me May 22 earthquake and tidal wave. from the Golders under an option deal in which it was paying about $75 an acre and selling a portion to the city for J300 an acre. After the city had agreed to this deal with the trust--the circumstances were discovered and the whole matter brought to light in » blaze of publicity. Prominent Tucson businessman and rancher Carlos .Ronstadt, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce water resources committee, was' in the center of the storm. City officials said they thought he was working with them quietly to gain the needed Sa» Pedro lands. They had thought he was making a modest commission for handling the deal. Ronstadt had admitted from the start that he was a member of the trust. In the heat of the controversy, Harry Cameron, president of the Arizona Land Title Si Trust Co., came forward to say he was the only additional trust; member. The title company was handling the affairs of the trust. THE TRUST finally signed its rights in the option on the land over to the city at no cost and the city has been trying for two weeks to complete the deal with the Golders. The deal, scheduled to be completed today, is not under the option agreement, but a direct agreement between the city and the Golders. The additional provisions, not in the original option, are these: 1--The city will pay the closing costs, not yet figured. 2--Any mineral rights not al- the land re- it go to trial in Pima County," Molloy' said. His formal ruling would be entered later, he said. Defense Ally, W. T. (Tommy) Holmes had asked ifr a change of venue, contending the Board of Supervisors chairman could not get a fair and impartial trial here. Special Prosecutor H. Earl Rogge Jr., opposed the motion on the basis that Kautenburger could get a fair trial here. Kaulenburger's retrial--after n hung jury in die first trial last month--is scheduled for next Monday. William R. Matiiews, editor and publisher of the Arizona Daily Star, took the witness stand this morning to argue that Kauten- burger couldn't get a fair trial in Among those hit is the huge missile base at Cape Canaveral, Fla., where the na- ----lion's major missiles are tested, missiio.dctccting and the Samos At the Cnnc 800 members of the television-reconnaissance satellite. International Assn. of Machinists Pima County ". . . on any charges." Four other men agreed k with Mathews and a sixth man called by the defense said he had no opinion on the subject. Rogge argued that there had been no trouble in selecting a jury for the May trial and that Kautenburger could get an impartial jury for the retrial. main with the Golders. the city decides to lease portions of the I/»nd it does not use the Golders have first re fusal. Hummel said was made to the direct deal avoid litigation which would have resulted if the city had insisted on exercising the option, which the tend has run out. Golderi con-- set up picket linos t h a t were observed by sympathetic members of some other unions. Launchings and construction activities were expected to be slowed. ALSO HIT were Vandcnberg Air Force Base. Calif., site o( the only operational launch pads for the Atlas intercontinental rocket; Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., and Offutt AFB. Neb. The midnight walkout was aimed at the Convair Division of General Dynamics, which makes, the Atlas. In Washington, Al Hayes, machinists union president, issued a statement blaming Convair and the government for Ihc strike. He said the ^nvernment hadn't displayed any concern about the long-developing labor dispute and the company had been ndamant in negotiations. Pickets appeared at the headquarters plant here this morning, urging workers to attend a mass meeting. Union officials said the local work stoppage was not a strike but only a stoppage--at least until after the meeting. Meanwhile, strikes authorized At- Douglas Aircraft Co., maker of the Thor 1RBM and other missiles, the IAM has authorized a strike if necessary against the El SeRundo plant, and a similar authorization is expected Wednesday for the Santa Monica, Calif., plant. And union officials from the Long Beach, Tulsa and Charlotte plants met yesterday to consider giving Douglas a seven-day con- I tract termination notice. (The IAM has a local union at Hughes Aircraft in Tucson. John Black, manager of Hughes, said that the issues concerning the missile base strikes have no bearing on the type of work being done at Hughes. ("We have a contract wita the ocal," Black said. "There is no provision in the contract for nego- ialions until late this fall. There s no indication that the missile ase s t r i k e s could affect Hughes.") The strike could halt Atlas test rinfis at Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. An Air Force spokesman said war-readiness at Vandenberg Air by union members--but nnt yet called -- threaten production of such other defense items as the submarine-launched Polaris missile and the Midas, Samos anc Discoverer satellites. Polaris is made by Lockheed's missile and space division, with solid-fuel engines suppied by Aero jct-Gen,eral. The IAM is expected to file a strike notice Friday a Lockheed, which also makes the second (orbiting) stage of the Midas, Samos and Discoverer satellites. ATLAS WILL power the Midas Force base, the nation's only operational intercontinental ballistic missile base, will be maintained despite the walkout. Convair officials in San Diego said the strike quite definitely would affect firing of the big missiles. The Air Force, however, was m u m . IAM members, 330 strong, also struck the Holloman, N.M., Air Force base facility of Convair. But this strike stemmed more from a local issue than from the national negotiation* that broke off yesterday in a deadlock. tobe 75. T*t»re fw ·w T-H mam «t 74. Tte lw. temftuttun was Mayor Says Judge Usurps City Council Mayor Don Hummel today said he feels Superior Court Judge Herbert F. Krucker has "gone too far" and is "trying to usurp the powers of the City Council" in a mandamus ordering the council to approve an industrial subdivision plan. The plan for the Hi-Way Industrial Center, on the Benson Highway, has been held up for several months because state highway officials have indicated they will need part of the land for the anticipated new Nogalcs highway construction. Last month Atty. Robert Stubbs obtained an order from Krucker (a writ of mandamus) ordering the council to "forthwith $ve approval of the plan. Stubbs agreed that the next regular council meeting (today) was soon enough. But when the matter came up Hummel said he feels Krucker has . . overstepped his authority, and! formally approved its mass resignation in a pressure urged the council to take the case m ove aimed at ousting Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi to the Arizona Supreme Court t 0 j washing out President Eisenhower's visit to Japan, be decided. ° , , , , Socialist leaders hoped the mass resignation would arouse public opinion to force | Kishi to dissolve parliament before the U.S.-Japan S e c u r i t y AIM TO STOP IKE Socialist Bloc Quits In Japan TOKYO--(ffl--The Socialist bloc in parliament today Stubbs was present and wanted to argue the case, but the council agreed to put it aside for later discussion--maybe late today--due to other pressing agenda. Steels Pace Stock Surge NEW YORK --'Jfi-- Steei issues SILHOUETTED AGAINST INFERNO moving ** «*»* *» ?** fT ***** °" * ****#« *t 0* Of «ftt *** ** f i«"»«i M*» *« *° yftett fcm tfce items on the Treaty automatically takes effect June 19--the day Eisenhower is due to arrive. The big national labor federation, Sohyo, called a national convention Wednesday and Thursday to draft plans for another strike against Kishi, the security pact and the Eisenhower visit. THE "PEOPLE'S council tn Included are demonstrations in front of the U. S. embassy June chemicals also advanced. Electronics were mixed. The Dow-Jones industrial average closed up 7.94 at 636.92. market today. Motors, oils and headed by the Socialists and Sohyo, announced a timetable on its antigovernment campaign emphasizing protests against the President's visit. INSIDE THE CITIZEN Weaver Criticizes AF On Titans PAGE 6 Johnson-Kennedy Demos Best Bet? PAGE 12 Lincoln, 'Quality* Are Special PAGE 25 two Arms For The Price Of One PAGE 17 10 when a White House advance party, led by presidential press secretary James C. Hagerty, arrives; "May Day-like" demonstrations throughout the country June 11 with 200,000 expected to take part in protest rallies around the parliament building and American embassy; a series of work stoppages June 15-17, climaxed try s. slrike On ihe i7ih, and mass marches w i t h demonstrators wearing mourning on the day Eisenhower arrives. But Kishi has declared he intends to stand fast behind the invitation to the President "no matter what may come." He has said he also will not resign until after the treaty is in effect. The left-wing Socialists have only 125 members in the 467-seat lower house of the Diet -- not enough to legally force dissolution Bridge Citizen Charlie Comics 19 Movies 34 Public Records 35 Radio-TV 34 Sports 34 22 32 37-3* ocratic Socialists, with 40, seats, are not joining in the walkout. With 2S8 seats, Kishi'a ruling Liberal-Democratic party has a quorum to carry on bwwess as weal. Some Japanese newqpNpers tf#o ulated the government party would reject flse Sodafi* roicfe- tiens *nyway. «Mlv4lto fwnj Editorial

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free