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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 24

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Tuesday, April 4, 1967
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THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC Tuesday, April 4, 1967 |xjO p a g e 15 Head of Senate Plans Remap Preparedness Will Appoint Committee to Study Shift SENATE President Marshall Humphrey said yesterday he wants the Senate to be ready in case there is a special legislative session next month to remap Arizona's legislature districts. For that reason, he said he is switching from his "stand pat" position and will appoint an informal Senate committee to consider the problem. Humphrey, R-Maricopa, said he wants to talk with Sens. Harold Giss D-Yuma. minority leader, and John Conlan, R-Maricopa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, before making his committee choices. "I wasn't going to do anything," Humphrey said, "but the House is talking like it is setting dates for a special session and I want the Senate to be ready with its position." Humphrey's action confirmed recent reports that pressure for a special session is increasing, although there still is considerable doubt that Democrats and Republicans can reach accord. THE HOUSE has had Republican and Democratic lawmakers working on separate maps since the regular legislative session ended in March. House majority leader Burton Barr, R-Maricopa, said he hopes the maps can be finished by this weekend and compared in a bid to reach bipartisan agreement in the next two weeks. "I'm hoping we can have everything finished by May 1," Barr said, "to have a plan either accepted or rejected. We're going to make an all- out effort to resolve this problem." The problem is that a three- judge federal court set up the present legislative districts temporarily for the 1966 elections and may fashion a permanent plan if the legislature does nothing. The Phoenix resident who forced that action, Gary Peter Klahr, said yesterday it is necessary that the legislature act in April or May on the remap issue, or he will ask the court to order that all 6C representatives and 30 senators run statewide instead of from districts. Barr discounted Klahr's threat, but said there is a growing feeling among lawmakers that they should have control of any remapping instead of leaving themselves to the mercy of a court. PEANUTS / MUST HAVE SEEN A 1 ROU6H FlKrHT Don Dedera IRS Angles April Fish J UST A BUNCH of name-droppers in the same fifth grade class at Orangedale School. Teresa Ann Rutledge and Linda Hooper are de- cendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence, and Danny Tarkington is a twig of the trunk named Booth. Now April comes, The trout leaps high In the icy mountain stream. But you, my friend, Are the fish that swims Through the tax collector's dream. —Geo. Bideaux, Brewery Gulch Gazette * * * K. T. PALMER, attempting another Carefree first, will re-engineer his waterfall to make it fall up. "We've just run out of publicity items in Carefree," K. T. explained. "Everything's been done at least once in a major magazine . . ."The only obstacle yet to overcome, K. T. said, is gravity. (Or so reported the April Fool's edition of the Black Mountain News.) Of the reflections published in recent weeks on the life and death of Henry R. Luce, a favorite is by Emmett Watson of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Once Mr. Luce and his insatiably curious mind arrived at the Seattle airport. He was met by his Time-Life bureau chief, Nat Lund, whose strong suit was humor rather than politics and economics and finance, the things that preoccupied Mr. Luce. True to form, in the taxi Mr. Luce surprised Lund with the query, "What's the nonferrous metal production of Seattle?" For a long time Lund mulled over the question, then said, "Mr. Luce, what the hell is a nonferrous metal?" ALL THOSE GOOD people who have been sending copies of Arizona Highways magazine to Spec. 4 Donald Spencer in Vietnam may be glad to know he is up to his shoulder patches in Kodachrome. "It's a great feeling to know so many care," he writes. "It gives purpose and meaning to those of us serving in defense of our country, our way of life and our freedom." Let's see, now ... The teen-agers have their clubs. Never On Friday embraces the 21-35 bracket. The Parents Without Partners are organized. At the other end of the scale are the Senior Citizens. THE LATEST proposal is a forty-plus association for widows, widowers, divorced and never-married persons, to help plan an apartment house tailored to their needs. The organizational meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; the meeting place, Town and Country shopping center. The coffee is free. At forty plus, you expected LSD, maybe? Civil Rights And Military Under Study A PENTAGON committee is scheduled to visit Williams AFB this month as part of a nationwide look into discrimination against Negro servicemen. At a news conference yesterday in Washington, Deputy Defense Secretary Cyrus R. Vance disclosed that 14 military areas would be visited, according to the Associated Press. Vance was quoted as saying that he and Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara have become increasingly concerned about discrimination against Negro personnel. No further details about the visits were released. Col. Fred Moser, Williams AFB base commander, said he had been notified that the committee would be at the base April 17-18. He indicated that Jack Moskowitz, assistant deputy defense secretary for civil rights and industrial relations, would head the group. According to Moser, the committee will "be checking into the full spectrum of the situation"—including off-base housing, public accommodations and schools, and on-base chances for advancement for Negro servicemen. "So far, we've been pretty well pleased as far as problems of this type are concerned," Moser said. "As far as we know, there have been no major gripes. I'd say we've been in pretty doggoned good shape." Moser surmised that Williams, which is near Chandler, had been selected for study .because it was a large, diver-, sified installation and "it's a nice time of year to stop by here." He said it offered a "good over-all cross-section" of military personnel. Lt. Col. Hugh McFarland, base inspector general, said he had not received a single complaint about off-base housing discrimination in the year he has been on the job. "As near as I can make out," he added, "we haven't had any problem about this at all." LUCI WITH PARENTS WASHINGTON (DPI) - Luci Johnson Nugent flew back to the White House with her parents Sunday night for her last visit before the birth of President Johnson's first grandchild. Four Phoenicians Killed In Three Auto Accidents THE SONS of a Phoenix police sergeant and a high school teacher were killed at 4:15 a.m. yesterday in a high-speed auto wreck which injured two other young men near Eloy, the highway patrol reported. And late yesterday, a Yuma physician died of injuries suffered Sunday on U.S. 'Headlight* Death Charge is Murder Eastern Arizona Bureau MIAMI—A security guard for Miami Copper Co. was charged yesterday with second-degree murder in the shooting Sunday of a Globe man in a fight about undimmed headlights. John Black, 52, of Wheatfields, on the Apache Trail between here and Globe, was freed on $1,000 bond after an appearance before Miami Justice of the Peace Lyman Peace. BLACK WAS charged with the death of William G. Moss Sr., 41. Moss was slain with one shot from a 22-caliber pistol on the Apache Trail. Arizona 88, one-fourth mile north of U.S. 60-70 east of Miami. A coroner's inquest is set for 2 p.m. tomorrow. The shooting erupted after the two men, in separate pickup trucks, reportedly stopped and argued about failure of one to dim his headlights when following the other. Black was arrested at the scene by Arizona Highway Patrol Sgt. James Snedigar and Patrolman Don Payson minutes after the shooting occurred. 95 north of Yuma, while two other Phoenicians died Sunday night in separate accidents in the Valley. The dead were John Cartwright, 22, son of police Sgt. and Mrs. John Cartwright, 1 E. Ardmore; Robert M. Stanley, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Stanley, 3515 N. 34th St.; Dr. John Robert Arnold, 49, of Yuma; Kenneth Alan Vencill, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Vencill, of 6123 N. 19th Ave., and Donald Criswell, 49, of 1233 E. Las Palmaritas. DR. ARNOLD died yesterday afternoon in Yuma's Parkview Baptist Hospital of injuries suf- 93 Days in 1967 126 Traffic Death* iered Sunday evening when hi_ auto overturned while pulling a boat on a trailer about 21 miles north of Yuma on U.S. 95. Highway patrolman said i wheel on the trailer failed, causing both itself and the auto to overturn. A passenger Thomas Leightle, 51, of Yuma was admitted to Parkview Hos pital suffering' serious injuries HIGHWAY patrolmen reported Cartwright and Stanley whose father is a Phoenix Un ion High School teacher, were killed when the car Cartwrigh (Continued on Page 16, Col. 1) BOMB FANTASY—A Phoenix patrolman probes for a bomb reported set to explode under the Central Avenue bridge yesterday. Police later learned that the telephone tip came from two Phoenix brothers, Republic Phots by Jack Wist 8 and 5, who thought they were having fun. Police said the children's father promised to "get to the seat of the problem." The older was referred to juvenile authorities, but both left in custody of parents. Rightists Tap Jensen For Vacant House Seat Ag Economist Blasts Report That CAP Now Unnecessary By BOB THOMAS Southern Arizona Bureau TUCSON—A University of Arizona agricultural economist yes- erday turned the hot water on a report by two of his colleagues n the business college asserting hat the Central Arizona Project was unnecessary. Dr. George W. Campbell, of ;he UofA college of agriculture, in a report released yesterday, asserted that the anti-CAP study jy Drs. Robert A. Young and William Martin, of the college of business and public administration, was not "a valid report of a valid examination of the economics of Arizona's water woblems." YOUNG AND Martin wrote in : Arizona Review" last month that the CAP was unnecessary because the state still had 170 years to consume present water supplies. Campbell said in effect that Martin and Young were all wet because: —The purported 170 years of water available in underground reservoirs is scattered in pockets throughout the state and, the two business professors did not take into consideration the cost • of transporting this water to the areas where it is needed. —EVEN IP the quantity of water is present to last 170 years there was no mention that this water may be of doubtful quality; that the general rule is the deeper one drills for water the worse tasting it is. —They contended that municipal and industrial water users would have to subsidize farmers' water use, ignoring the fact that the sale of surplus electrical power generated by dams would pay for cheap water for farming. Campbell also attacked the suggestion made by Young and Martin that the available water in the state be sold, to the highest bidder, that is, cities and industries, and that farmers cut back on heavy water-using crops because of the cost of water. He said that by eliminating heavy water-using crops, such as sorghum, a whole string of related businesses would fall. Without feed grain crops there would be no forage for the cattle feeding industry, fewer cattle to slaughter, fewer slaughter plants and fewer income-producing jobs. Pay Raised For Teachers In Glendale GLENDALE — A two-year teacher salary schedule reflecting an $871 average raise in salary and automatic yearly increment for the 1967-68 year and $908 for 1968-69 was adopted by the Glendale High School board last night. The new schedule basically gives a $500 salary increase the first year for teachers with a master's degree and a $400 increase the second year. Average increment the first year is $383 and for the second year is $409. THE SALARY increase will cost the district an estimated $208,000 for the 1967-68 year and an additional $198,000 the second year. A raise of 17.4 cents in the district's present tax rate of $2.50 is expected because of salaries alone in 1967-68. Salaries are expected to hike the rate an additional 16.1 cents in 1968-69. Beginning teachers with bachelor degrees in 1967-68 will start at $5,487 yearly; salaries of holders of masters degrees will range from $5,900 to $11,328. The next year salaries will range from $5,859 for bachelor degree holders to $12,096 for master's degree teachers. A MEMBER of the salary committee, speaking for master's degree teachers, protested in a letter a $30 reduction in the annual increment. The board also adopted salary schedule for nonteachers. Increases range from 5 to 10 per cent for 1967-68 and 3 to 5 per cent for 1968-69. Such workers include secretaries, janitors, cafeteria workers and school nurses. Cost of those increases will be $46,500 the first year and $19,000 the next year. 'Pound? Humane, Farnsivorth Insists THE MARICOPA County health director yesterday denied charges that dogs and cats are being treated inhumanely at the county dog pound. Dr. S. F. Farnsworth, the health director, told the county manager in letter: "In the past on several occasions people who complained of conditions at the Veterinary Center have asked to spend some time with the Veterinary Center personnel. All of those people left convinced that a good job was being done and that no animal was inhumanely treated." County officials were flooded with telephone calls yesterday regarding the dog pound at 2204 S. 26th St. Supervisor L. Alton Riggs said the matter will be discussed tomorrow at an informal meeting of the supervisors. The meeting is closed to the press and the public. Conditions are deplorable and animals are being mistreated a. the dog pound, a delegation told county officials Friday. Leading the delegation of 11 was Mrs. Betty Eilers, 2138 E. Garfield, representing Animals' Crusaders of Arizona, Inc. In his letter to County Manager Joseph C. Herrick, Farnsworth noted that the Veterinary Center processes about 2,000 animals per month, "most of them strays without any medical or behavioral history." "Our facilities, the workload, and the danger of injury to the em- (Continued on Page 16, Col. 2) Publisher Says He Is A Candidate A HEAVY push by the Republican right wing was reported under way yesterday to get Peoria publisher Keith Jensen named to the vacant legislative District 8K seat. Letters and petitions urging appointment of the 32- year-old Jensen to 'the seat vacated last week by Rep. David Jenks, R-Maricopa, are flooding the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. A reliable source said many of the letters and petitions were signed by persons identified with the ultraconservative wing, some of them avowed members of the John Birch Society. Jensen, who was defeated in his bid for a House seat last year in the GOP primary election, confirmed he is in the running for Jenks' seat and had been contacted by Democratic Supervisor Bill Andrews. "Bill called and asked me if I had grass roots support for the seat," Jensen said. "But I didn't get any commitment." The youthful publisher denied saying he "has Andrews in my pocket." Jensen said he has known the Democrat for several years through contact on the Peoria Chamber of Commerce. However, Jensen said he has not discussed his candidacy with the sole Republican member of the board, Supervisor Barney Burns. Neither Burns nor Andrews could be reached for comment. Both were reportedly out of their offices. But authoritative sources said Burns favors Phoenix insurance executive Al Faron, top choice of influential GOP district leaders. The 50-year-old Faron was recruited by two district vice chairwomen, Ethel Angel and (Continued on Page 17, Col. 1) At $30,000 a Year County Hires Two Doctors MARICOPA County has hired its third and fourth $30,000-a- year men. They are Dr. Thomas Crawford of Cleveland and Dr. Arnold Namrow of Bethesda, Md., both 42, who have been employed as chief of anesthesiology and chief of psychiatric service, respectively, at county hospital. They join two other medical doctors employed by the county who receive at least $30,000 a year for their services. THE OTHERS are Dr. George Gentner, chief radiologist at I county hospital, $34,000; and Dr. Daniel J. Condon, medical examiner, $30,000. Thomas L. Hollis, who is scheduled to assume his duties today as director of county hospital, will start at $22,942. The governor of Arizona receives $22,500 a year. Lowest paid county employes are medical laboratory aides, kitchen helpers, and housekeeping and laundry workers who start at $2,796 a year. DR. CRAWFORD is already on the job and Dr. Namrow will assume his post in June. They are filling positions vacant for the past several months, which county officials say illustrates the difficulty of publicly supported hospitals finding competent medical specialists. It is not uncommon for radiologists and anesthesiologists to make $50,000 or more a year in private practice, said one county official. Tax-supported hospitals in Arizona can sometimes attract competent specialists at lower salaries because of the climate, he explained. v

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