White death 9 claims 12 skiers ' . Â· " . ' '\ . ' Â· ' By WirÂ« Strvito Â· INNSBRUCK, Austria --.Avalanches roaring down the Austrian Alps killed 12 skiers .yesterday, including 10 West Germans buried on a slope known to be dangerous in winter. It was one of the highest tolls taken by the "white death" in a single day in Austria. , The Germans were in a group of 25 skiers on the 7,000- foot Kirchspitze, near the Gerlos Pass. They were members of a Bavarian Alpine sports organization. The group went up the mountain on a path designated as dangerous because of frequent avalanches and took a very hazardous downhill course usually avoided by skiers, the chief of a local ski school said. Rescuers dug for an hour to get the survivors and the 'bodies. ' ; : i " - , . Â· Â· . .Â·.. ,Â·-'-.-., Â· " Â·Â· '.Â·'".Â·'Â· [ ' Â· . - . ' . ' Â·Â·Â· Another German died in a snowslide on the Kapall slope at St. Anton, near the downhill and slalom tracks used for the World Cup races over the weekend. ; . Â· An; Austrian was killed by an avalanche at ;Kitzbuhel. Three companions got out. Gerlos residents said they heard avalanches earlier this winter. "We : hear the rumblings'from the hills all the time," said one man. "That's the signal for us to get our boots on because it usually means somebody is trapped and needs our help." Rescuers "with tracker dogs and police using helicopters found the 10 bodies within an hour of yesterday's avalanche. The avalanche cut telephone lines to Gerlos for hours: Once repaired, anxious relatives jammed the few available lines. Police said three of the victims were members of the same family. Bond election * here tomorrow New plant could mean By RICHARD E. WILBUR Citlztn Builncii Editor A $59 million plant that could employ an estimated 100 persons will be built at Twin Butties Mine to process copper oxide : ores, Anaconda Cb;'announced today. The company currently is Â· limited to processing copper sulfide ore. With the completion of the new plant to treat copper oxide ore, company officials say, production could be boosted by 40 per cent. .It will use about 500,000 tons of sulfuric acid, a year, to be purchased from Magma Copper Co. and shipped probably by railroad tank cars from Magma's, new sulfuric acid plant at San Manuel, 35 miles northeast of Tucson, to Twin Buttes, about 25 miles south of here, according to Anaconda. John B. M. Place, Anaconda's president, said the oxide plant is scheduled for completion in early 1975. It will provide an "economic outlet for acid produced "as a byproduct for air pollution control,"-Place declared. Magma President Wayne Burt said Anaconda's annual purchase -- equivalent to about 1,400 tons of sulfuric acid daily -- will take most of Magma's acid production. Initially, acid production at San Manuel will be about 1,600 tons;daily, probably increasing tq a maximum 2,000 tons, Burisaid.'/ ; V^-",.0;\- .'Â· Â·'Â·' The San; Manuel acid plant arid other ,;anti-smog facilities are being built by Magma, at a cost of more than $30 million,, to reduce sulfur dioxide output at the company's smelter. Anaconda's new plant will treat 10,000 tons of oxide ore a day and produce 30,000 tons of copper a year, Place said. The Twin Buttes concentrator now. treats more than 30,000 tons of sulfide ore daily. Copper produced from sulfide ores at the mine totaled about 75,000 tons last year. Previously announced was an agreement in principle under which American Metals Climax Inc. (AMAX) will acquire Banner Mining Co., owner of the Twin Buttes property, which Anaconda leases. The agreement provides that AMAX will have a 50 per cent working interest in the mine. AMAX recently announced it will contribute approximately $93 million for further development of Twin Buttes: Inside Dr. Alvarez 14 Bridge 44 Classified 28-35 Club Circuit 8 Comics 43 Crossword Puzzle 10 Deaths 28 Editorial Pages 24, 25 Financial News 26, 27 Focus 15-21 Jumble 42 Ann Landers 25 Movie Schedule 20 Public Records 28 Theodore Rushton 24 Sports 37-41 TV-Radio Dials 21 Weather 6 Your Stars 22 This Week $475 Citizen Charlie's Crossword See page 19 HIGH RISE - HEALTHY OR HARMFUL? . . . An in- depth look at what's happening'-- and where -- in "skyscraper" development in Tucson. It's on page 23. And on the lighter s i d e . . . . HAGAR THE HORRIBLE. He's a hard-working barbarian whose trade is sacking and looting but whose real business is making you laugh. You'll meet him on page 43. The $54 million city bond issue goes to the voters tomorrow, with "10 propositions outlined for capital improvement projects planned through the next decade. Any registered voter who has lived in the city since at least Jan. 7,1973 is eligible to vote, regardless of whether he or she voted in the presidential election last November. .Voters are not restricted to voting in their precincts, but can vote at any of 43 polling places in the city. (See list, page 2.) The polls will-be. open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots must be-.returned to City Hall by the time the polls close on election day to be eligible. Briefly, the 10 ballot propositions include: --Arterial street improvement and widening, ?8 million. --Street lighting and landscaping, $3.8 million. --Street storm sewers, Â§10.6 million. --Sanitary sewers, Â§5.9 million. --Parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities, ?8.4 million. --Police buildings and facilities, Â§3.2 million. --Fire protection facilities, $3.4 million. --Library buildings, $4.9 million. --Regional City Hall annexes and downtown parking garage; $2.8 million. --Second City Hall Tower, Â§2.7 million. The only major opposition to the bonding program has come from Ron Asta, a county supervisor and former planning official. Asta has called for a one-year moratorium on the bond issue to permit study of the long-range effects of the various building proposals. He particularly opposes the street program, saying it will add to the. unrestrained growth on the city's East Side but won't solve the transportation problem. As a result of Asta's speeches opposing the bonds, two.dis- trict Democratic organizations have recommended defeat of the bonds at the polls. . Deputy City Manager William Ealy claims that defeat of the bonds will set the city back farther in many important areas because there is no other way to fund the programs. He also Â·said that the various projects will benefit everyone in the city. w JD a n FINAL STOCKS VOLUME 103 -- NO. 30 TUCSON, ARIZONA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1973 44 PAGES -- 15 CENTS POW 1T*' Â· /^ Â· Viet Long, Saigon envoys talk First meeting of old foes Br Unlltd Prm lnttrnÂ«tionÂ«l Viet' Cong and South Vietnamese officials met in Paris lor the "first time today on the political future of their war- torn country, announced agreement on a number of procedural matters and decided to meet again Wednesday. Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· ' ' . The two sides, led by deputy delegation members, met for the first time without their North Vietnamese and U.S. Allies. The talks are being held under a requirement of the Vietnam peace pact, signed in Paris 10 days ago. Under the peace accord, the two sides must seek to establish a national council within three months to supervise free elections in South Vietnam. In sidewalk statements to reporters after the more than two-hour meeting at the conference center where the Vietnam accords were signed, neither side gave any indication which points were agreed upon and which remained to be settled. The two parties must'agree on the level at which the talks will be held, their frequency .and the venue. They have pledged to work toward a speedy national reconciliation. There were a number of developments today involving Indochina: --U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian McCauley and 14 aides flew to Hanoi today to confer at the port of Haiphong with Communist officials on removing U.S. mines from North Vietnam's coast, harbors and rivers, as provided by the Paris peace accords. --Fighting continued in Cambodia, and government troops reopened Highway 4, ths vital link between Phnom Penh and the nation's only deep water port at Kompong Thorn, that was severed by the Communists three days ago; Gen. John Vogt, commandant of the U.S. 7th Air Force, flew into Phnom Penh to investigate U.S. aid programs in Cambodia. --Laotian Interior Minister Phsng Phongsavan, chief ne- gotiator'with the Communist Pathet Lao, told UPI today in Vientiane he is optimistic that a cease-fire will be reached in Laos by the deadline set by the Paris agreements -- 15 days after the cease-fire in Vietnam. Heavy fighting was reported in many parts of Laos. s NSURR RELEASE DATE Mushing through the slush -- UPI Telophoto Dogging through the snow, a young sledder yells "Mush!" in the Mutt Races during the annual St. Paul, Minn., Winter Carnival. The races are a huge crowd pleaser -- no one knows just where the dogs, the sleds and the Icids will wind up along the half-mile race course, and some never make it out of the gate. As to plan to freeze rezoning loses, 4-1 Ron Asia's four fellow county supervisors today voted down his proposal for a 90-day stay of rezoning until the County Planning Zoning Commission can study his call for a one-year moratorium on rezoning. The 4-1 defeat came in the face of moratorium support from about 200 persons who jammed the Board of Supervisors hearing room. Asa had moved that the county planning staff be ordered immediately to stop accepting applications for rezoning and that the P Z Commission hold a public hearing within 45 days on his request for the moratorium. Supervisor Conrad .loyner said the moratorium isn't the answer to overbuilding and that the supervisors should urge the State Legislature to expand the board's authority in zoning matters. Joyner met with Asta and Supervisor Jim Murphy on Friday and reportedly reached a consensus on their individual plans for controlling metropolitan growth. The three were to meet later with Supervisors Joseph Castillo and E. S. Walker on their conclusions. Joyner may have given a hint of the talks when he said today that he is considering satellite cities around Tucson to ease traffic congestion and other expansion problems. The supervisor has been an opponent of the satellites, as proposed for years by Asta. A dozen speakers including Lucy Davidson and Zerilda "Zeke" Bates, unsuccessful candidates last year for supervisor, called for a halt to a higher density zoning until the city and county complete a joint comprehensive study of growth patterns. Their chief complaints centered on urban sprawl, lack of transportation, lowering of the water table, lack of flood plain planning, inadequate sewers and already overcrowded schools, particularly on the East Side. In the area of Sabino High School, said Mrs. Davidson, "condominiums and apartments are springing up like malignant mushrooms," forcing double sessions at Carson Junior High. Mrs. Bates said, "It is time for Pima County to take a recess. We are at that point in time where our growth patterns must be carefully analyzed and approached with a sensitive planning process." Mrs. Jacqueline \V. Clark, of 5490 E. River Road, pointed out that the county zoning plan adopted in 1952 was designed to promote and protect public health, peace, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare of the populace. She urged the supervisors Â·Â·to satisfy these obligations Continued page 2 Rain chance is 50-50 My intelligence quotient Is under no strain To figure out It's likely to rain. -- Jean Yuss. There is a 50-50 chance of rain tonight and tomorrow, but don't call off your golf game. Any precipitation that materializes will be of the light shower variety, says the Rain Scoreboard Airport UA Weekend -- .04 Year to date Ofi .05 Normal to date . . . .97 .88 Last year to date . -- Tr. weatherman, perhaps similar to the .04 of an inch of rain that fell at the University of Arizona Saturday. A tropical weather system flowing in from the South Pacific will keep temperatures on the warm side. A high of 65 degrees is expected tomorrow, compared with marks of 74 over the weekend. The predicted low tonight is 45 degrees, the same as recorded this morning. FoTl weafncr report, page I They may be met by Agnew By united Press international Michael Gauvin, the;;Canadian chief delegate to the'In- ternational Commission of Control and Supervision (ICGS); said.today' in Saigon that he presumed the release of Vietnam war prisoners would begin in "a week or so," an indication the release may not come at midweek as expected. Communist attacks dropped to a new lowtoday as two parallel cease-fire observation teams flew into regional headquarters throughout the country, but there was a sharp tank battle near Hue in which six of nearly 30 attacking Communist tanks were destroyed. Gauvin emerged from a four-hour meeting of the ICCS chiefs and said, "We have been warned about the .possibility of an exchange of prisoners and to be ready. We are ready and I just forewarned the commission." Asked when the release of prisoners would begin, Gauvin said, "Within, I presume, a week or so. I don't know where and I don't know when. But I know it is in the offing." Gauvin's statement appeared to back away from his comment after a meeting yesterday that prisoner releases might begin by the middle of this week. The top medical officer at Clark Air Base in the Philippines indicated today that Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, currently on a Southeast Asian tour, may welcome the first group of American POWs leaving Hanoi. Col. John W. Orel, commander of the Clark Air Base Hospital, said he wanted to shield the returning POWs from any "large crowd-type of hullabaloo" and said he was counting on Agnew's "wisdom" to employ the "gentle approach." Agnew, who is touring Indochina countries to explain the U.S. role in post-war Vietnam, was in Singapore today and is scheduled to visit Manila -- though not necessarily Clark Air Base -- on Friday. The ICCS discussed cease- fire violation complaints and named Gauvin chairman for the first month of operation. The ICCS chairmanship will rotate on the monthly alphabetical order of Canada, Hungary, Indonesia and Poland.
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