Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on May 7, 1963 · Page 34
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 34

Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, May 7, 1963
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22 Tht Art«ffla B ..... May 9, Land Plan Offered By Rhodes, Udall By BEN AVERY A proposal to give Arizona towns, cities and counties a seven-year option to purchase up to 50,000 acres of state lands was made yesterday by two of Arizona's congressmen. Such purchases would be used to provide public facilities. and Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz. They developed from a hearing the commission held here April 16 on lature, etc., would have to be completed all over again for any the controversial proposal to additional sales. All concerned amend the state enabling act so public agenftes could legally buy state land. THE TWO representatives introduced bills in the House to amend the enabling act at the request of the 25th legislature, only to have the request reversed by the 26th legislature. The state's cattlemen teamed with school interests in a bitter fight against the counties, cities and towns to obtain reversal ol the enabling amendment request. Rhodes and Udall said taxpayer-supported agencies are at a serious disadvantage in acquiring sites to provide facilities for the state's rapidly increasing population. Copies of their proposals were mailed to interested Arizona organizations and agencies and to the office of the state attorney geneal. IN THEIR first proposal, they declared that the actions proposed "would probably require an amendment of the Arizona Enabling Act followed by an act of the Arizona Legislature, and-or an amendment of the Arizona Constitution." "In any event," they said, "we propose that necessary legislative action be taken to provide for the following: "1. The state land commissioner would be authorized to sell to cities, counties and Jocal school districts not more than 50,000 acres of school trust lands. Even if this entire amount were purchased, it would dispose of only %th of one per cent of the trust lands, and cash would replace the value of the lands so there would be fund. no loss to the trust could rest fully assured on this point. *-"4. ALL AQUtSlTtONS under this proposal would be made at full cash value based on appraisal. In addition, such acquisition would be made under such terms and conditions as might be established by the legislature. Public bidding would not be required except as provided by the legislature, perhaps in situations where two public bodies wanted the same parcel. No sales under this authority would be made until and unless the legislature auto- orizes and spellsout the precise manner of such sales in a form satisfactory to all concerned." The two congressmen said this proposal would solve many of the problems. "However," they added, "other actions might well be taken whether or not it is acted upon. We, therefore, suggest four additional actions for your consideration as possible additions to, or substitutes for, the suggestions in Proposal No. 1." THESE WERE: —1. Authorization for the land commissioner to establish a public purpose classification limited to municipal, recreational and ucational purposes. —2. Give public agencies the right to buy any land offered for sale within 30 days at the highest bid. —3. Prohibit time-payment plans for any land on which a Dublic agency wishes to bid, and require that the sale be for cash. —4. Amend the constitution so cities, towns, counties or school districts can buy land on time- sayment plans as individuals do. "2. THESE SALES would be clearly identified as a one-shot, nonrecurring authority which would be in addition to any sales presently authorized under existing federal and state laws. We believe such a program would take care of all the immediate pressing needs of the local governments during at least the next decade. —"3. This authority would expire at the end of seven years and any additional sales under this special program would require additional action by Congress, by the state legislature, and/or by the people of Arizona amending the constitution. We would propose to word any Enabling Act amendment so that the entire process of congressional authorization, action by the legis- "CAKE wouldn't spoil my appetite! It's carrots an' junk that spoil my appetite!" 3 Oppose Union Leadership A slate to oppose the leadership of Steelworkers Local 3937 in a May 15 election to determine members of the negotiating committee was announced yesterday Lois Smith said he, Bob Cun ningham, and Martin Smith wil oppose a slate headed by loca president Edward Azoyan. The election at the I. W. Abel Hall is to select members of a company to meet with Reynold? Metals Corp. on a new contracl next August. "We'll represent the people better," Lois _Smith_said._^I feel the Mother's Crown Pin $900 134 W. Adams international union has been a little dictatorial." Rough Air Kills Man, Hurts 25 on Airliner « EDMONTON, Alta. (AP)-On« passeftgef was killed and 2$ were injured yesterday when a Trans-Canada Vanguard airliner with 71 aboard hit severe air turbulence over thft Rocky Mountains on a flight to Edmonton from Vancouver, B.C. The turboprop aircraft carried 61 passengers, 3 company employes and a crew of 1. The plane, flight 562, was bound tot Ottawa* the dead mart was t. M. Schmidt, aft elderly passenger from Cudworth, Sask. A Trans-Canada Airlines spokesman said five of the injured were stretcher cases. He said the others were sent to a hospital for examination of what appeared to be minor injuries. The four-engine plane, capable of carrying 109 passengers, suffered no apparent structural damage, the spokesman said. It was EMPLOYERS REMINDED Wilson B. Wood, district direc- ttor of the Internal Revenue Service, reminded employers yesterday that if they are liable for more than $100 of income tax withheld and social security taxes for April, they must deposit such Funds in local or federal reserve banks by May 15. grounded for a check by engineers. The plane landed at Edmonton's. International Airport, 14 miles i south of the city, at 11:80 a.m.! and was met by ambulances. The aircraft ran into violent! turbulence at 21,060 feet SO miles west of the Rocky Mountain Mouse, Alta., 25 minutes before arriving over Edmonton. The Vancouver-Edmonton flight takes one hour and 30 minutes. 3001 N. Central ENJOY THE BEST AMERICA HAS TO OFFER Columnist to Speak On Financial Advice Charles Neal, whose column "Money Well Spent," appears each Sunday in The Republic Sun Living section, will speak tonight to the Valley of the Sun Chapter of credit unions. 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