Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 2, 1963 · Page 47
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 47

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, May 2, 1963
Page 47
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PAGE 50 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1963 HOLLYWOOD $ BEDS .* 2 Mattresses! * 2 Box Springs! * 12 Hollywood Legs! PAY AS LITTLE AS *2.00 WEEKLY KING SIZE 11 ·HUM Wlfck · · * 6 ' x 7 ' ( * 15 YEAR GUARANTEE j * EXTRA FIRM * 8 OZ. COVER COMPLETE SETS! HOTEL SET 11Q95 M · ^f m m m SET 4146 E. SPEEDWAY OPEN EVENINGS TILL 9 P.M. SAT. TO 6 P.M. SUN. NOON TO 6 P.M. PH. 793-1961 ALSO IN NOGALES AT 233 MORLEY AVENUE! It's Here! Wind Rips Poles, Lines WRAY, Colo. ---MP-- Telephone poles and lines for a half-mile stretch along a rural road two miles south of Wray were splintered and torn by high winds yesterday. Sheriff Ernest L. Price said a tornado apparently touched down in the area but he had no reports of anyone w i t - nessing it. "The results sure look like that of a tornado," Davis James, telephone manager at Wray, reported a f t e r an inspection. The area is near the Beacher Island battlefield, a famed Indian battle site of pioneer times. 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The San Francisco Bay area has undertaken a huge project to cope with increasing motor traffic congestion. LeifErickson writes about it in the following story- By LEIF ERICKSON SAN FRANCISCO -- #-'he traffic-choked San Franisco Bay area is the first netropolitan region ever to ote general obligation bonds o finance a completely new ail rapid transit system. The $792 million issue to be epaid by property taxes in an Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties is the biggest local bond issue ever voted. The state legislature has allocated another $133 million from bridge tolls for a four- mile transit tube under San Francisco Bay. linking Oakland and San Francisco. Another $71 million in revenue bonds will buy rolling stock and equipment for the 75-mile system. THE $996 MILLION price is huge. Voters in the district's three counties decided it was worth it to try to solve the plaguing problem of increasing motor t r a f f i c congestion. The billion-dollar price will provide electric trains able to travel at 70-mile-an-hour top speed and to move 30,000 passengers an hour on each track. Trains will be available every 90 seconds at peak periods, to serve an area population of 2.6 million. The system will be double- tracked, with one set of rails outbound and one set inbound. Fares will range from 25 cents to $1. Commuters will ride on credit cards. If Congress votes federal aid for metropolitan transit projects, the system could be completed in 1968. Without federal aid the project could be completed by 1972. METROPOLITAN regions around the world are watching the San Francisco project closely to see how effectively it may overcome the threat of economic strangulation uni- --AP Wircptiolo $996 MILLION TRANSIT PROJECT Cutaway sketch in photo of San Francisco's Market Street illustrates proposed modern rail transit system to ease traffic problem in metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. The Bay district has undertaken huge project to cope with increasing motor traffic congestion. In subway plan, highspeed transit trains will utilize lower level. Center level will be used during initial years by streetcars which now operate along street surface. Upper level will be pedestrian mezzanine. Foothills Living At Its Best STUDIO--ONE AND TWO BEDROOMS Dust-free Thermal Beit Area · Olympic Pool · Panoramic View Everything Furnished--Reasonable Rales Weekend--Week--Month--Year CATALINA FOOTHILLS LODGE 5250 NORTH ORACLE ROAD New Craft Rides On Air Cushion BUFFALO, N.Y.--(/PI--Bell Aerosystcms Co. today unveiled a craft made to travel over sand, mud, ice or water. The vehicle, called GEM skims along just above the surface by riding an air cushion made by a huge f a n , Bell said. It has top speed of 60 mph. Air from the fan goes through three cells, mounted to give better stability and handling. versally experienced in urban centers. Many major cities have studied transit plans and have boggled at the massive cosis. None outside the San Francisco region has been willing to commit payment of rapid transit costs with general obligation bonds. The voters' verdict on the bonds last November was just 1.2 per cent over the required 60 per cent majority. A special act of the legislature had fixed the bond vote requirement at GO per cent. The state constitution prescribes a two- thirds vote for most other public bonds. The project took 12 years of planning and ardent campaigning to reach the stage of voter-authorized start on construction. A FINAL ROADBLOCK remains. This is a taxpayers' court suit seeking to invalidate the bond issue election. Whatever decision Superior Court Judge Martin E. Rothenberg may hand down in the case, both sides declare an appeal will be carried to the California State S u p r e m e Court, which could rule before the end of 1963. David Birenbaum, attorney for the challenging taxpayers, is attacking the project on two key issues. He contends that he called the "superbly effective promotion and public relations job" by the district's staff in the bond election campaign violated state laws limiting public agencies to "produce information, not a sales promotion." Birenbaum also challenges as illegal a cost plus contract with a joint venture group for the project's engineering design and construction supervision. Adrien J. Falk, president of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, confidently predicts a court victory to clear the sale of the first bonds. Taxpayers' suits are a usual delaying tactic employed by foes of major tax- supported districts, Falk said. He d e c l a r e d the record showed few such suits succeeded in blocking community-desired progress. IF THE DISTRICT surmounts the harassments of die-hard foes, Falk and his board of directors look hopefully to Washington for substantial federal aid to ease the burden on property taxpayers. The Senate has passed and sent to the House a Kennedy administration bill providing $75 million in federal aid for metropolitan transit development. The Senate cut down the $500 million authorization originally asked by the administration. Chances for House passage are rated fairly good because traffic strangulation is a problem common in every major city. In 1961 Congress voted $25 million to help subsidize experiments in commu- BEN JAYS: ' AUTO TOPS SEAT COVERS INSTALLED FREE!!! Deluxe Tufted LUM PUF REG. $49 $00 NOW *·» So luxurious, so richly colorful! Here is the "last word" in smart, sleek styling. With all the most wanted features usually found in seat covers costing twice as much. 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THE PROJECT'S backers bank on cost savings like this for fast and frequent service by subway into the downtown centers of San Francisco and Oakland to pull commuters and shoppers out of their automobiles. "We are appalled by the alternative to rapid transit-continued efforts to find the ground space and monumental amounts of money to provide for an all-automobile circulation system," said Reginald Biggs, president of the San Francisco Downtown Association. "We consider rapid transit to be a bargain in terms of money and in terms of future effects upon the city." And San Francisco's Mayor George Christopher predicts modern rapid transit will bring to the Bay area "the biggest economic boom since the Gold Rush Days." SPEED AUTO SEAT COVERS 3531 EAST SPEEDWAY Open Monday thru Saturday 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. EA 6-0520 or 6-1520 Astute Reflections Check For Holmes Alexander in the CITIZEN

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