Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 9, 1968 · Page 2
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 2

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, March 9, 1968
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PAGE 2 Entered as second class matter EnlerM it second class mitttr T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1968 Highlight Aerospace Days At Davis-Monthan AFB to demonstrate their skill in low-level, precision flying are the Air Force's Thunderbirds. Standing in front of one of their F100C aircraft are (from left) Maj. Neil Eddins, leader; Capt. Mack Angel, left wing; Maj. Stan Musser, right wing; Capt. Jack Dickey, slot; Capt. Tony McPeak, solo; Capt. Mike Miller, solo; and Capt, Doyle Ruff, narrator. The team performs today and Sunday at 3:25 p.m. as part of the annual Aerospace and Arizona Days celebration. (Citizen Photo By Bruce Hopkins Six Silver Dots Prove To Be Merely Perfect Thunderbirds By LAWSON ALLEN Citizen Staff Writer Six silver dots, each trailing smoke behind it, approached Davis-Monthan AFB from the north between the low-hanging clouds and the sharply-etched ridge of the Catalina Mountains. Fifteen minutes later the Air Force's aerial demonstration team taxied down the flight line, executed a precise left turn, and shut down the whining engines of their F100C fighter planes. The Thunderbirds had arrived for their performances during the Aerospace and Arizona Days celebration today and Sunday at D-M. During the 15 minutes from the time they first appeared until they taxied to a stop, the Thunderbirds ran through a few of the exciting and exacting maneuvers that are highlighting D-M Airman Bitten In Traffic Row Teeth were the main weapons used by two men who attacked three Davis-Monthan AFB airmen on East Speedway Boulevard. Thursday night following a near traffic collision. So ferocious was the attack, said police, that one airman suffered partial loss of his left ear, severe bite wounds on his chest and chin and a cut index finger. Airman I.C. Warner C. Crayton, Jr., 24, of 6520 E. Stella St., is in satisfactory condition at D-M Hospital. Crayton told police that he and two friends were driving east on speedway near Craycroft Road about 10 p.m. when a car pulled from a driveway and nearly struck his auto. Threats were made and both cars stopped. After the biting, Crayton said, one of the occupants of the other car pulled ashovel from the auto and came toward him. Crayton and his friends then fled. this year's Aerospace and Arizona Days, being cosponsored by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce and D-M. Friday's "mini-show" was for the press -- and a few Air Force personnel. The brown and green Catalinas formed an impressive backdrop as the team streaked toward the base operations tower. The silence 'thai usually accompanies moments of keen anticipation was shattered in less than a minute, however, as the six jets, flying a tight delta formation, added a blast of power from .their afterburners itie instant the formation was overhead. With smoke streaming from all six aircraft, the close triangular formation moved as one man as the Thunderbirds pulled up and executed a precise turn ito Ihe right, descended again and came sweeping at tree-top level across the field. Following a slow roll, which as one observer put it, was "merely perfect," the two solo pilots broke away from the diamond and the remaining four aircraft entered .!he trail formation, one following below and behind the other. Almost upon the small band of spectators before it heard anything, these four performed a changeover roll, forming a perfect diamond as 'the two wifigmen moved up on either side of the leader and 'the slot man slipped quickly into his position below and behind the leader between the two wing- men. Considering the Thunderbirds' well-deserved reputation, it was par for the course. Not lo be outdone, the solo pilots streaked across the field, one aircraft flying inverted a scant four or five feet above the other. This -difficult maneuver was followed by a series of four-point rolls in which each solo pilot iturns his aircraft on its axis in 90-degree increments while flying about 30 or 40 feet off the ground. As their final maneuver, the pilots in the diamond came in very loose and very low. The reason for the loose formation became clear as they drew abreast of the spectators and each aircraft executed an aileron roll. Had the team kept its normal three-feet wing overlap, such a maneuver would have been virtually impossible. As it was, it required the utmost concentration, training and precision for which the Thunderbirds are famous. Williams Says People Set Morality., Ethics Tlie morality and ethics of a great nation are not created by its government," declares the governor of Arizona. "These things come from religion, traditions and customs of the people," Jack Williams told the Catalina Rotary Club luncheon yesterday. Speaking at the Redwood Gay Nineties, Williams said as a youngster he was taught "that our nation was blessed with the greatest resources on earth. "As I grew older I found that darkest Africa has tremendous assets. South America has unlimited resources. Why, then should one-seventh of the land surface produce so much? Birth Control Pills Are For The Birds COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A University of Missouri scientist has developed birth control pills for pigeons and that may be a boon to city people. Food pellets or grain are treated with an anti-fertility compound that inhibits egg laying. When pigeons eat enough of the stuff, ine pigeon population declines. Dr. William H. Elder, M.U. professor of zoology, came up with the non-poisonous compound after starting the search in 1960. Researchers are developing large size pellets so that song birds won't be likely to eat them. Elders said a test at Moberly, Mo., on a downtown flock of 1,200 pigeons showed an 89 per cent cutback in egg laying over * three-month period. Two tests in rural Missouri areas stopped reproduction nearly completely for five months in one colony MK? jlpven months in the other. ' "Because its cornerstone is the social, economic and spiritual betterment of men." Williams said that America has been criticized for many things. He continued that the "Cult of Bohemia" is trying to destroy American ideals. "We've made Bohemianism attractive to kids from the middle classes,'"he said. "I don't know why but the same thing existed in the late 1920s and that cult never produced any person of stature," Williams asserted. "Dope addicts and wasted lives were the most numerous," he added. Kipps Would Have Role In Dunn Appeal PHOENIX (AP) - Legislators, tut in their last paid working !ay for the regular session today at the State Capitol. The $200 per week pay officially ends Sunday--the 63rd day of the session--and when they ·eturn to their desks on Monday t will be without salary. Most lawmakers were not so worried about their own financial problems as they were about what might become of the state pocketbook. They received some good news from the State Department of Valuations that the total Assessed valuation of the state as of March 1 was $2.7 billion -- compared with the $2.3 billion previously estimated. But they had some bad news rom the state post auditor who paints a dismal picture of the irojected cash flow in the state reasury during the next fiscal 'ear. According to projections, here are five months when the demands on the treasury could exceed the amount of money in t. Chairmen of the Senate Ap- ropriations and Finance and Revenue c o m m i t t e e s were itudying the situation and possible remedies. Although time was growing short, the legislature still had :ime for what some persons considered inconsequential bills. The House passed a measure to The city's Civil Service mission wamts to hire ex-city attorney Gordon Kipps as its lega! counsel during ex-police Sg' William C. Dunn's appeal of his dismissal. A resolution appointing Kipps comes before the City Council Monday. Dunn was fired by Police Chief Bernard Garmire two weeks ago for violations of de partment rules and regulations The allegations against Dunn which Garmire didn't specify grew out of Atty. Gen. Darrell Smith's investigation into police ocrruption here. The commission will hear Dunn's appeal March 19. Bids To Be Asked Soon On D-M Job Contracts are expected to b awarded soon for constructior of $1.59 million in housing an operational facilities at Davi: Monthan AFB. The Air Force is preparing t release funds to build a dor mitory. which probably wil house 200 men, an aircraft part cleaning shop and an aircraf oil purging hydrant facility, ac cording to Sen. Carl Hayde and U.S. Rep. Morris K. Udall. Construction agent for th projects is the Army' Corps o Engineers, which will awar contracts when funds are re leased. Police Magazine Honors Zuniga School Resource Officer Jo seph R. Zuniga has been hon ored in the March-April issue o Police Magazine. Police Chief Bernard L. Gar mire said Zuniga was in strumental in the apprehensio of four burglars ) one of whom was considered to be the tij safe burglar locally. He als was credited with solving a hit and-run investigation. IN UNPAID SESSION Legislators Face State Money Woes make the bola tie the state neckwear, voting 43-10 for it. The Senate late Friday voted 13 to 15 against a bill to investigate U.S. membership in the United Nations. Debate and voting on the issue took more than two hours. Proposed amendments to the constitution clearing the Senate and the votes were: -- Election of lieutenant governor, 17-10. -- Referendum to consolidate state government, 17-11. -- Four-year terms for state Senators, 26-2. -- Four-year terms for state executive officers, 18-10. All of these must pass the House and then be submitted to the voters before they can become effective. Democrats opposed all except the extended Senate terms. Other bills passed by the Senate would strengthen anti-riot laws; increase requirements for real estate salesman and broker licenses; authorize the .motor vehicle division to order drivers to special safety schools; beef Plane Radios Taken The theft of two aircraft radios valued at $1,250 from planes at the Hamilton Aircraft Co., 6501 S. Park Ave., was under police investigation today. up state law on meat inspection and change the distribution of use fuel taxes. In the House, Republican leaders have tucked away temporarily a bill to expand boards of supervisors from three to five members. They have not yet been able to line up the necessary 31 votes for passage. Among bills passed iate Friday was a measure to. set up a statewide pension system for firemen and police. It would include all organized, mlltime firemen and police in Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa, Douglas and Yuma. Any fireman or policeman could retire at age 55 after 25 years of service at half-pay. The bill has to go back to the Senate for concurrence in a minor amendment. Other bills passed by the House clear up a long-standing boundary discrepancy between Cochise and Santa Cruz coun ties; give tax incentives to en courage smog control equipment; increase state aid to nursing homes caring for the indigent; and urge Congress to ease DDT restrictions on milk. A joint conference committee trying to work out a compro mise state merit system continued meeting today. Three Senate committees also held a meeting to discuss proposed pay raises for state and county officers. Clifford Informs Reporters He'll Stay As Long As Needed WASHINGTON (UPI) -Clark .M Clifford, newly appointed Secretary of Defense, says he took the job with the intention of staying as long as President Johnson wants him -- "up to and including Jan. 20, 1973." In an informal meeting with reporters Friday at the end of his first full week at the Pentagon, Clifford touched briefly on current speculation here that he agreed to take the job only until th feall lections are over. He intends to head the Pentagon as long as the Presidnt wants 'him, Clifford said with a smile, "up to and including Jan. 20,1973," Implicit In Clifford's casual remark, which was pursued no further, was his conviction for the record that he expects Johnson to be re-elected in November for another four-year term. The date Clifford cited is inauguration day, 'the day Johnson would step down when his second term ended. Clifford might have been trying to tell not only the newsmen he had invited to the conference room adjoining his Pentagon office but the generals down the hail that he was in charge for the duration, however long that might be. The speculation about Clifford's tenure springs in part from the expectation that John son faces a hard fight for reelection. According to one line of reasoning, any prospect -however unlikely -- that John son might be defeated at the polls would make it hard for him to persuade anyone but a caretaker to take the job a few months in advance of the election. Clifford does not have to work for a living. As a Washington lawyer his intimate, high-level g o v e r n m e n t contacts have earned him an undoubted fortune since he came to Washington at the end of World War II as a naval aide to President Harry S. Truman. Friday marked the new de- H.M. Old en's Ma in Entrance on Timrod 11//- - '^-^ , - - · - . ' . -, . ·*-?*« -s Winter Visitors Welcome! 43 I S . AIvernon follow the signs PROTECTIVE CAREFREE LIVING FOR ADULTS . . . in a lush tropical oasis in thehcart of Tucson, across from Randolph Park's two golf courses and the Cleveland Indians Winter training ball park. Come sec a choice of .·spacious garden apartment homes with a magic combination of services ami ' fense Secretary's first informal chat with newsmen since he took over the complex machinery of the Pentagon for $35,000 a year. Unlike predecessor Robert S. McNamara, who preferred not to be quoted directly in later press accounts of such informal conversations with reporters, Clifford sent word to the Pentagon press room after the meeting that his remarks were "on the record." C l i f f o r d demonstrated an easy-going manner which no doubt explains much of his sue cess both as a lawyer and as a confidant to every Democratic president since Truman. For example, Sen. J. William Fulbright's inquiry into the 196' Gulf of Tonkin incident and his persistent challenge of U.S. pol icies in Vietnam have caused some Administration officials to bristle at the mention of his name. Dr. Oliver Laine Laine Heads New Junior College Body Dr. Oliver Laine, president of the Pima County Junior College, has been elected president of the Arizona Council of Community College Presidents. The organization was formed early this month by the presidents and executive deans of the seven existing community college districts in Arizona. Other officers are Dean Curtis, president of Eastern Ari zona College, vice president; and Dr. John Riggs, executive dean of Mesa College, secretary-treasurer. Town's Civic Buildings Not Even In Town GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS. Colo. (AP) -- Because someone goofed in 1890, it develops tha the Green Mountain Falls town hall, post office, a magistrate' office, civil swimming pool community center and half th houses aren't even in the town The community of 250 is abou 15 miles west of Colorado Springs. Town Clerk Malcom Conn said trustees are trying to "hav maps drawn that will rectify mistakes made when the town was incorporated in 1890." H said nearly one-half of the resi dents live outside the town', corporate limits in an unincor porated area. Possible CAP Taxes Suggested Taxes on gasoline and ciga- ettes, or power and natural gas bills have been mentioned as wssible sources of funds to help pay for a $400 million, "bare bones" state Central Arizona Project. Douglas Wall, chairman of .he Arizona Interstate Stream Commission, made public yes- :erday some conclusions of a Ralph M. Parsons Engineering Co. study of a state CAP. Speaking to members of the Western States Water Council at the Desert Inn, Wall said an additional 1-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax would suffice. Alternatively, he said, a power and gas surcharge costing each of the state's residents about 1 cent a day would do the job. He didn't say how much additional liquor and cigarette tax would be required. Wall said a state project is entirely feasible. The sale of water will produce sufficient revenues to pay about half the cost, and one or a combination of the proposed taxes would pay the rest. The $400 million cost estimate was made by the Parsons Co., Wall said. Legislation now before Congress would, authorize $768 million, plus $100 million for distribution works, for a federally financed CAP. Wall told his audience, made up largely of state water officials, that Arizona wants a federal project, but he indicated during his talk and later in an interview that any federal legislation providing a perpetual 4.4 million acre feet a year priority to California might not be acceptable to Arizona. Water council members also heard from Gov. Jack Williams who echoed Wall's assertion that one way or another, Arizona will have a Central Arizona Project and this is the year of decision. PubHshWI Dillv Except Sunday by th» Citizen Publishing Co. 201 North Stem* Avt. Tucson, Arlioni SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Home-Delivered in Tucson/ 5c per week or K3M per year. Home-Delivered Outside Tucson/ 45c week or $l.?s per month. Mall Rates: Payable in advance, S2.7S per month or $27.00 per year. Second Class Postaqe paid »t Tucson, Arizona. 351 Nert.h Stint Ay*. But What A Payoff... I Saving is a habit... and like any successful venture in life is a result of discipline. 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