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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 30

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, September 22, 1968
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' CITY 20-A The Arizona Republic Sunday, Sept. tt, 1988 It's duty, school board candidates say of post CAN'T ALWAYS TELL — Last year's "teachers' candidate" John Pels, left, was elected to the Phoenix Union High School District Board on a liberal platform. Now Pels, pictured here Republic Photo by Yul Conaway with Supt. Howard Seymour, center, and personnel manager Don Golden, is frequently teased for taking the conservative view on issues. Whether stockbroker, insurance agent or osteopath, most school board candidates in the Oct. 1 election say they are funning because they believe it is theif duty to contribute their time toward the betterment of the schools and community. Some candidates, however, say they have specific reasons in seeking election to the posts. For instance, J. Rocky Maynes, a foreign language supervisor for the State Department of Public Instruction, believes professional educators can serve the public better than lay persons. Maynes, one of six candidates in the Glendale Union High School District, put it this way: "Placing inexperienced persons in education on a school board means much of their time is lost the first two or three years learning about curriculums, bond issues and other school operations." ONE OF MAYNES opponents, Mrs. Geraldine Treece, an insurance agent, commented, "We must provide skills for the approximately 35 per cent of our MATHIS BECKER MICHAEL KENNELLY MRS. CAROLYN WARNER L. W. "BILL" REID JR. RONALD J. JOHNSON REV. ROBERT NESBY wide ican victory More About School board candidates Following are the statewide and Maricopa County results of The Arizona Poll, an independent voter survey made Sept. 16 and 17: PRESIDENT (Percentage Expressing Preference) Udall Don't Know Steiger Watkins Don't Know 63 14 District 3 60 20 20 . Humphrey Nixon- Wallace Don't Know Arizona Maricopa uounty GOVERNOR 19 45 12 24 17 49 11 23 U. S. SENATE Goldwater Elson Don't Know Arizona 57 33 10 Maricopa County 61 31 8 Goddard Williams Don't Know Arizona 44 44 12 Maricopa County 39 50 11 ATTORNEY GENERAL Arizona Maricopa County Ahearn Nelson Don't Know 24 28 48 25 30 45 U. S. REPRESENTATIVES District 1 Miller Rhodes Don't Know . McGinnis 15 67 18 District 2 23 Do you regard the restoration of law and order in America more important than a settlement in Vietnam? Yes No Don't Know Arizona 50 27 23 Maricopa County 50 26 24 More About Williams^ Goddard even Continued From Page A-l And 70 per cent of those polled who voted for Williams in 1966, when he defeated Goddard, said they would vote for him again this year. Nixon was preferred for the presidency by 45 per cent of those polled statewide. Humphrey was chosen by 19 per cent and Wallace by 12 per cent. Twenty-four per cent were undecided. The figures were nearly the same in Maricopa County, where 49 per cent chose Nixon, 17 per cent Humphrey and 11 per cent Wallace, with 23 per cent undecided. SIXTY-ONE per cent of those polled preferred Goldwater for U.S. senator over Elson, who was picked by 31 per cent. Only 8 per cent had not made up their minds. U.S. Rep. John Rhodes, R-Ariz., received the nod from 67 per cent of those polled in District 1. Robert E. Miller, his Democratic opponent, was preferred by 15 per cent, with 18 per cent indicating no preference. In District 2, Democratic Rep. Morris Udall was preferred by 63 per cent of those polled. Republican G. Alfred McGinnis was preferred by 23 per cent. Fourteen per cent were undecided. IN THE DISTRICT 3 Congressional race, Republican Rep. Sam Steiger was preferred by 60 per cent. Democrat Ralph Watkins was selected by 20 per cent, and 20 per cent were undecided. Of those polled in Maricopa County, 30 per cent said they would vote for Nelson for attorney general, 25 per cent picked Ahearn a/id 45 per cent indicated no preference. Fifjy per cent of £e 2,000 registered voters polled said they thought a return to law and order was a more important issue than settling the Vietnam war. Twenty-six per cent felt ending the war was more important and 24 per cent were undecided. Allen is president of Indian Head Start Ron Allen of Parker has been elected president of the Arizona Indian Head Start Association for 1968-69. Others elected were Robie Robinette of Ft. Apache, vice president; Martha Hunnicutt of 'Ft. Yuma, secretary- treasurer, and Randy Eubank of Salt River, publicity chairman. According to Eubank, the association is a private organization formed to implement the OEO Head Start Program among Indians in Arizona. Tucson among cities having high rate of unemployment WASHINGTON (UPI) - Tucson has been added to the list of cities with concentrated unemployment or underemployment, Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz announced yesterday. As a result, Tucson firms may be eligible for first preference in the award of certain federal procurement contracts. Employers may establish eligibility by agreeing to an approved plan to hire disadvantaged workers, certified by stale or loj^l pubUc employment offices. * Continued From Page 1 in the framework of responsibility of the board to the total community. MR. NESBY, who has the support of most of the Negro community, also has the endorsement of the local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO). Certainly to be reckoned with in the race is 22-year-old attorney Mathis Becker, the son of a Phoenix veterinarian. FRESH FROM the University of Arizona law school and a new member of the state bar, Becker is carrying his outstanding academic and personal record of campaign engagements with a plea to the voters to look at his ability, knowledge and maturity, not his age. Something of a diplomat, Becker supports the teachers' right to organize, present grievances and even strike, but he also says there must be understanding of the problems of the board. The student, he said, should always come first. THE CANDIDATE creating the most discussion thus far in the campaign, it appears, is 35-year old Michael E. Kenelly, a professional engineer who has the support of the COSTE Committee, the group which successfully led the fight against a $19 million bond issue in the district last spring. Helping him in his campaign is Charles Rockwell, a Phoenix photographer who has been involved in the feud the district administration is having with photographers over school annual pictures. RONALD J. JOHNSON, an insurance man and Maryvale resident, in his campaign for election to the PUHS board, has been directing some of his campaign remarks to Kennelly, who he charges is working toward a COSTE Committee takeover of the board in three years. Johnson also criticizes Kennelly for associating himself with the photography hassle. Kennelly, in response, said the photog* raphy issue is not important in relation to the vital problems in education and that he has given no though to the matter. As for the COSTE Committee support he said he was opposed to some aspects of the bond issue and was a member of that committee. But, he said, he is not opposed to "sound bonding programs." THE SIXTH candidate in the campaign is L. W, Reid, assistant superintendent of the Roosevelt Elementary School District. Reid, a Phoenix native and product of Roosevelt and Phoenix Union schools, is. a former classroom teacher. In his present post, he is responsible for budget and payroll among other district services. The Rev. William Bostrom, clerk of the Phoenix Union board, said the candidates together filed petitions Friday with a total of 6,000 signatures, an unheard of number of signers for a Phoe- nJx Union election campaign. "THIS SHOULD be an interesting race," he said, adding that he was leaving town for a three - week vacation and would miss it. Other contests in Phoenix elementary schools within the Phoenix Union High School District are beginning to shape v up. « Phoenix Elementary District 1, serving children in a major portion of the poverty area, came up with a "surprise" candidate in final minutes before petition filing deadline. THE CANDIDATE, who will oppose veteran board member G. Swiss Theil- kas, is Walter S. Goodman, 27, who gave his address as 1453 E. Fillmore. Goodman, who could not be reached for contact, is reportedly a member of the Negro Political Action Association of Arizona. He is employed as an assistant constable in the East Phoenix No. 2 justice court. Johnny Green, the court constable, said Goodman is making his home with Green. He said the candidate is a junior at Arizona State University. A FOUR - WAY race, without any apparent issues, also was shaping up in the Roosevelt Elementary School District. Incumbent candidate Harold E. Freeman will face Paul A. Justham, 6691 A. Fourth Ave., a First National Bank employe; M. E. Tucker, 29 E. Greenway; and a candidate identified only as Charles K. Lawrence. Candidates in the Madison Elementary District are Kirk Kroloff, 5737 N. Second Ave., executive vice president of the Fedders Grain Co., and Glenn 0. Stapley, 2240 E. Georgia, an architect. IN THE ISAAC Elementary School District, where only last week there was an unsuccessful attempt to recall the present board, board chairman Carl T. Smith will face two candidates. They are William S. Kincaid, 3326 W. Cambridge, who led the opposition in the recall attempt, and Mrs. Keith Halsey, 1026 N. 28th St., a past president of the Isaac Junior High and J. B, Sutton school Parent - Teacher Associations, Mrs. Halsey said she supported Smith in the recall election. In the Cartwright Elementary School District race, incumbent Robert W. Elder will face William Goddard, a Goodyear Aerospace employe and active PTA and Little League parent in the district, Alhambra Elementary District's incumbent board member, Mrs. Lou E, Kleinz, has an opponent, Bob Huey, 3111 W. Montebello, a past president of the Cordova school PTA and active Boy Scout leader. students who now drop out or graduate but do not go to college." "1 Would like to offer a new point of view to the board," said Melvin W, Britton, an associate professor of music at Arizona State University and one of seven candidates in the Mesa School District. Britton noted his outlook is perhaps different both because he is young and teaches in the humanities. He is 35. A Scottsdale School District candidate, Robert B. Usdane, believes the district board and administration "should be more communications conscious and should give more facts to the public so the latter will have more trust." Usdane, 32, a business consultant, added, "This is what I am going to work for if elected." ANOTHER OF THE five Scottsdale candidates, Thomas Wiley, 37, a lawyer, said he is running "to help solve the many acute problems of the Scottsdale schools which include, among others, providing more facilities and equipment." In the Chandler School District, lawyer Norris D. Walter is one of three candidates. He said he is opposed to a proposed bond issue in the district because "the number of students and the financial capacity of the residents in area does not warrant a'ny bond issue at this time." Districts and candidates in some of the Valley school districts include: Glendale Union High School: Brian Loftus, 3320 W. Belmont, stockbroker; Arnold H. Rovey, 7139 N. 26th Drive, tax accountant; Mrs. Geraldine Treece, 3131 W. Bloomfield, insurance agent; James W. Craft, 6007 N. 61st Drive, highway engineer; Mrs. Bonnie J. Woolling, 1022 W. Las Palmaritas, housewife; J. Rockey Maynes, 5725 W. Belmont, foreign language supervisor. GLENDALE Elementary School District: Mrs. Barbara Garland, 5012 N. 64th Drive, housewife, seeking re-election; Richard D. Stapley, 5741 W. Har- mont, school administrator. Peoria School District: Harold Taylor, 6944 W. Surrey, Peoria, unopposed. Dysart School District: Jack Truman, rancher, seeking re-election; Arthur Eugene Baker, rancher. Litchfield Elementary School District: George R. Stewart, physical education teacher; Charles P. Gould, farmer. Washington Elementary School District: Al Sulka, 4027 W. Palmaire Road, school teacher; Barry Allen Reiss, 3550 N. Central, lawyer; Mrs. Arlene Greenawait, 223 W. Vogel Ave., housewife; Dr. Elaine Brimley, 3555 W. Hayward Ave., MESA SCHOOL District: Dr. Willard I. Skousen, 955 W. Broadway, osteopath; Lorenzo K. Lisonbee, 1007 W. Second Place, school principal; John F. Clark, 265 E. Ninth Ave., accountant; John Larry McLaws, 2700 E. Southern, lawyer; Melvin W. Britton, 1464 W. Fifth Place, professor of music; Donald Ellsworth, 2151 E. Hackmore; Frank J. Po- pello, 840 E. Seventh St., maintenance company president. Scottsdale School District: Roland M. Griep, 4412 N. 56th St., company manager; Robert G. King, 3944 N. 65th Place, banker; John G. Thomas, 8007 E. Palm Lane, lawyer; Robert B. Usdane, 8315 E. Cherry Lynn, business consultant; Thomas W. Wiley, 6225 E. Lafayette, lawyer. Paradise Valley School District: Elaine Cooper, 3333 E. Bell Road, pharmacist; Jit Peganyee, 3058 E. Northern Ave., civil engineer; Mrs. Donna Trepas, 3018 E. Cholla, housewife. TEMPE HIGH School: J. G. Young, 2210 S. Mill Street, dentist, incumbent unopposed for re-election. Tempe Elementary School District: Dr. Robert Craig Rover, 704 Orange, educator, incumbent; Paul Carney, 3808 S. Priest, radio dispatcher. Chandler School District: Norris D. Walter, 118 W. Boston, lawyer; Mrs. Glennys Saba, 855 W. Tulsa, housewife; John Dick, 41 N. Sunset Drive, lawyer. More About Continued From Page A-l now works for a Valley swimming pool company. Skibitzke said hiring of the youths did not violate the government's nepotism regulations which only bars hiring of sons and daughters. —That his son, Herbert, accepted as a gift a damaged airplane from Harold Mouser, pilot for a firm Skibitzke rented airplanes from. Mouser's personal plane has been tied down on USGS land, he was given helicopter flying lessons at government expense, and now gets occasional contract maintenance work from Skibitzke. —That Skibitzke overhauled the engine of his personal plane in the USGS hangar at Deer Valley Airport and that he allowed other personal planes to be housed in the hangar. —That he rented a'Cessna 310 on a contract let after bids to Tom Irvin, who with Mouser was involved in the 1963 seizure of an airplane from Mexico. Irvin left town under a financial cloud. Mouser pleaded guilty in federal court here in 1960 to eight counts of filing false unemployment benefit claims, his attorney said, and made restitution. Mouser says he was innocent. THE CHARGE for the airplane rental from Irvin was $800 a month. A competing firm claims to have offered the same airplane for $600 a month but did not bid on the contract. Skibitzke canceled the contract with the Irvin firm after eight months, saying Irvin substituted inferior aircraft and did not provide proper maintenance. —That USGS also rented a Piper Su- percub from Irvin, which sat on the ground for months at taxpayer expense while it was being outfitted with special equipment. —Skibitzke said that this same airplane was groundlooped by Ray Lafferty, a USGS electronics employe taking flight lessons. Irvin was supposed to provide insurance but the taxpayers through the federal government paid the $700 cost to repair the wing. Skibitzke shrugged, "Accidents happen ... this was our responsibility and Gene, vacationing in France, likes De Gaulle's Viet stand ST. PAUL DE VENCE, France (UPI) — Sen. Eugene McCarthy, DrMinn., said yesterday he was "nearly in agreement" with President Charles de Gaulle's position on Vietnam. However, the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the presidential nomination did not explain why he was not fully in agreement with the French leader's criticisms of America's Vietnam policy. McCarthy, who interrupted a two- week vacation here to speafc to newsmen, based his campaign on a strong nam and condemned the war policy of the Johnson administration. DE GAULLE HAS long held that the United States could not win militarily in Vietnam and that only the complete and unconditional cessation of U.S. air strikes against North Vietnam could get the Paris talks unblocked. The senator, who said there was no question of bis meeting De Gaulle when he goes to Paris next week, said he had already met the French president in the United States. "I feel relations are not as bad as they might appear at first sight," he antiwar platform during which be called told the predominantly French newsmen for an end to the bombing of North Viet- who interviewed turn. we had to pay for it. We weren't supposed to ha've him in there." —THAT USGS leased from Irvin another 1961 Cessna in 1967. Expensive radio equipment was installed in it by USGS employes and used in the unit's work for two years. Then Irvin sold the same craft to Mrs. Brown. Some work on it was done in the USGS hangar after the sale. —That George Mace, operator of Globe Airport, not only was paid $400 for dismantling aircraft salvage in the USGS salvage yard at Deer Valley but also was given a salvaged C-45 fuselage free by Skibitzke as result of a mixup. Originally Skibitzke explained, Mace agreed to perform the dismantling work in return for the fuselage and for being allowed to go through the salvage yard and take his pick of equipment and material there, Skibitzke said he regional headquarters in Denver approved the arrangement. Subsequently, however, after Mace already had .removed the C-45 fuselage, Denver withdrew its approval. As a result, Skibitzke said, the government had to pay Mace for his work, but there was no way to require return of the salvaged fuselage. —That Mouser put gas in a Tom Irvin aircraft and charged it to the USGS. Mouser explained that the airplane was •a "standby" airplane for USGS purposes. —THAT FIVE persons got helicopter lessons at $3,200 of taxpayers' expense but few of them actually fly the unit's S-55 helicopter. Training orders were routlinely approved by Washington and Denver, The training pilot, Milt Barnes, described the system under which he was paid as "the funniest deal I've ever seen. I was told I wasn't supposed to send them a bill." He said, "Mary Lou Brown just had me tell them how many hours I'd spent and she sent me a paid invoice with the check on a photostat of my letterhead. Sometimes it took months to get paid." —That Mary Lou Brown had used her private airplane on USGS trips imd collected mileage, when she could have used the craft already under rental by the unit. Those who have received flight training recently, Skibitzke said, include himself, assistant Howard Chapman, geologist Bill Meyer, maintenance man Wilford Johnson, electronics man Garth Ghering, radar operator Ralph Howell, Lafferty, geologist Coyd Yost, pivil engineer Geraldine Wilett, and the Hagels. W.T. Pecora, USGS chief in Washington, D.C., sent two investigators here last January to look into the situation. In a telephone conversation last week, he praised Skibitzke as "one of the outstanding pioneers on remote sensing equipment to detect groundwater supplies • • . recognized all over the world ... a very valuable technician. 1 "We found there are false statements made about him." Pecora said. "There was no fraud. We found no reprinjand was necessary." (Tomorrow: Did investigators and a whitewash the charges?). \

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