Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on January 11, 1968 · Page 10
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 10

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, January 11, 1968
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* The Art MflJ R epublic Phoenix, Thurs., Jan. 11,1968 Republic Photo by Nyle Leatham Nashville Metro Mayor C. Beverly Briley, Left, Arrives At Sky Harbor Briley, Who Addresses Committee For Economic Development Today, Is Greeted By Sol Hurwitz, Committee Official Metro Government Boosted Nashville Mayor to Speak on City Administration By CLARENCE W. BAILEY The metropolitan form of local government is worthy of serious consideration by most American cities, Mayor C. Beverly Briley of Nashville, Tenn. - Davidson County, said here last night. Briley is credited with ram- rodding the formation of his area's city - county "metro" government in 1962, "BUT I'M NOT a missionary for metro government," he said on liis arrival last night at Sky Harbor Airport. Briley will be a featured speaker today at the Committee for Economic Development forum on local government at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. "Every community must bring its own economy and its own power structure into the picture if it considers metropolitan government," he added. THE PEPPERY Southern Bureaucratic Meddling Lambasted by Steiger Rep. Sam Steiger, R-Ariz., yesterday contrasted the opposing views of two federal government agencies on the use of tobacco in a speech emphasizing the effect of bureaucracy on citizens' lives. Steiger, speaking to member of the Metropolitan Women's Club at the Ambassador Hotel 33S W. Maryland, said, "The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare developec an elaborate program that warned the public about the dangers of cigarette smoking in relation to cancer. "ON THE OTHER hand," Steiger said, "the U.S. Department -of Agriculture subsidizes the growth of tobacco. And what do you do with tobacco but smoke it?" The junior Arizona congressman said actions of federal bureaucrats directly affect each American. "They are in virtually every phase of our economic lives," Steiger said. "They regulate by directive, not by legislation, and they are proi^cted from the will of the people, since they do not have to stand for election." "LUPJ HCATION of work programs by federal agencies • is costly ?nd appalling," Steiger said. "Tiic bureaus present serious problem to the nation's economic future. No economisl is able to tell us just how long the productive can support the nonproductive." The congressman also callec for the abolition of foreign aid. Steifcer said he does not advocate cutting foreign aid allocations. "I want to eliminate it," he said. Remains in Ashes Identified as Human Remains found in the" ashes of a straw fire west of Phoenix have been identified as human, sheriff's investigators said yesterday. Capt. Ralph Edmundson said the victim was believed to be Dwayne Lee Belt, 14, stepson of Hubert King, who lives with his family near the scene of the fire that destroyed a bam and 350 tons of straw Dec. 11 at Sarival and Bethany Home roads. The remains were discovered Monday night by King after winds had Sewer Plant Grant OKd A federal grant of $907,500 for expansion of the 91st Avenue sewage treatment plant was announced yesterday by Reps. John J. Rhodes and Sam Steiger, both Arizona Republicans. The figure represents about one-third of the $2,750,000 the expansion project is expected to cost. The grant was made by the Federal Water Polh'* : on Control Administration The remaining two-minis will be put up by the cities of Phoe- t nix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendalej and Tempe, which share the facility. The plant presently treats 50 million gallons of water per day. The new construction will in- cre$$$ its capacity by 15 million gallons- per day. ConH^jjpUpn of the facilities is expected to begin this spring. scattered some of the fire debris. The youth and two 14-year- old friends had slept in the barn, said investigators, and Dwayne started a fire to keep warm. The fire spread out of control despite the efforts of the youngsters to beat it out with their blankets, and all three ran from the barn. Dwayne has not been seen since then. Edmundson said an autopsy revealed that the remains were those of a human of about Dwayne's age. A belt buckle similar to one he wore was found nearby, but Edmundson added that positive identification appeared to be impossible.. politician warned that "there is going to have to be a change in many local governments to meet the kind of problems cities will face." Briley indicated that mass movement of "decision-makers" to I- shville suburbs left the authorized city government with relatively little to govern — a "hole in the center of the doughnut." But he said the "moonlight towns — little places where you can't find anybody until the moon comes out" — that sprouted hi the country surrounding Nashville greatly overtaxed the capacity of Davidson County to provide services and government. "THIS IDEA of metropolitan government turned out to be a very good compromise," he explained. How did Briley manage to overcome the latent opposition to "metro," inc'i-dJngthe fears of "big government" som° "it- izens expressed? "By being tough," he retorted goodnaturediy. More seriously, he explained that the months preceding the successful election that established "Metropolitan Nashville - Davidson County" were occupied with an intensive educational campaign to win voter acceptance. AMONG MAJOR problems Mayor Briley said would have been "nearly impossible to solve" without metropolitan government were: —Wa<er and sewers (efforts were completely inefficient before). —Modernization of school curricula and financing (which eliminated competition among schools). —Expansion of fire services to include the suburbs where the county provided none (which depended on orderly expansion of water service mains outward from the city). BRILEY SAID Nashville Metro, which has a housing code, was selected as a demonstration city by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and that in general "it's much easier to administer poverty program funds under metropolitan government." He stressed that the suburb "decision - makers" now included in the metropolitan government are a decided help in guiding overall urban development, especially the poverty programs. Library, Branches Schedule Varied Children's Activities A series of children's activities, including puppet shows, picture book programs and story hours, has been announced by the Phoenix Public Library. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the central library, 12 E. McDowell, the Phoenix Guild of Puppeteers will feature the puppet show, "Cinderella." Beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the central library will offer a new picture book program for preschool children. It wiii qe continued each Tuesday. Story hours for school age children will be held at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday at the Saguaro branch, 46th Street and Thomas; Palo Verde branch, near the Maryvale Shopping Center, 51st Avenue and Indian School, and at the Ocotillo branch, 102 W. Southern. The story hour will be at 2:30 p.m. each Saturday at the Harmon Park branch, 411 W. Yavapai. Picturebook programs will be held at 1 p.m. each Tuesday at the Ocotillo branch, and 1:30 p.m. at the Saguaro branch and Acacia branch. 330 E. Eva. 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