Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 23, 1961 · Page 34
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 34

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, April 23, 1961
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ALL EDITIONS Aerial View Of Complex Shows Control Center At Left And Launch Silo At Right Tucson Titan Nests By JOHN L. PARKER Special to The Republic TUCSON—The $80 million Davis-Monthan Titan II missile complex underground ' i n s t a 11 a tions around Tucson are well advanced in the heavy construction stage. Bids will be let this month for the second phase of the^ construction work and that phase will begin about 45 days afterward. THE PROJECT involves 18 launching sites ranging from a distance of 20 to 35 miles from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, control center for the entire launch installation. The missile sites under advanced construction are near Oracle Junction, Sahuarita, Three Points, and along U.S. 80 between Mountain View and Benson. Two of the installations are located in Final County, one in Cochise County and .the remainder in Pima County. Each missile complex is almost an underground city involving the removal of 80,000 cubic yards of earth and rock down to a depth of approximately 150 feet. This permits the 98- foot Titan to stand upright in firing position. THE SURFACE overburden down to a dept of 35 feet is being stripped by the San Xavier Construction Co. of Tucson, using road machinery. Sinking of the big silo, which resembles a mining shaft, is then being completed by the prime contractor, Jones, Teer & Winkleman. Approximately 700 men are now employed in the construction work. In addition there are 150 government employes from the Tucson area involved in various other phases of the work. Each underground silo is almost two silos in one. The main unit comprises the steel and concrete tube from which the missile is fired. IN ADDITION, there are inner tubes for the escape of missile blast-off gases, elevator tubes and tunnels to the underground living quarters of the men who will constantly service the missile and auxiliary equipment in the complex. The bottom of the missile silo is lined with quarter-inch steel plate and the upper portion is of reinforced concrete. Each complex requires 21,000 cubic yards of concrete and 1,100 tons of reinforcing and imbedded steel. Each launch installation has a 100,000 - gallon water reservoir for drinking water and for the elaborate air conditioning system which maintains a constant temperature in the missile silo, propellant loading system and living quarters. TUCSON IS one of six areas in the United States having Titan launching silos. Launching facilities at Tucson for the 110-ton missile comprise 20 per cent of the total Titan intercontinental ballistics missile strength. The Titan II proposed for the Tucson launching sites is a tactical missile presumably capable of carrying a nuclear warhead at speeds in excess of 15,000 miles per hours. As excavation is completed in the silos, the bottom section is lined with steel plate and concrete pouring is begun. Concrete is now being poured at several of the sites by the Arguello Company on a 24-hour basis. THE COMPANY uses several mobile batch cement mixing plants! adjacent to the job and hauls the mixed concrete to the silo by truck for a continuous pour. Arguello moved headquarters and operations to Marana Air Base after the City of Tucson attempted to collect a quarter of a cent sales tax on all concrete being poured by the company. Materials used in the concrete mix are being purchased from local concerns. Up to 70 per cent, about $56 million of the (estimated-J80 roil- ii construction contracts for Reinforced Steel Is Plated Around Access Portal In Control Center Guniting Between Ring Beams In Excavation For Launch Silo the complexes, will be spent in Tucson. THE PROJECT is expected to take approximately 2'/4 years to complete. At peak employment 2,000 workers will be engaged by the Martin Co. construction groups and the subcontractors engaged in various phases of installation and testing of the 18 launch complexes. Involved in the second-phase bid letting this month are bids for air conditioning equipment and installation, power facilities, water system and storage tanks, drainage, utility lines, propellant loading facilities and mountings for the missile platform. Each complex will be self-sustaining, i THIS LABYRINTH, which includes the silo and connected areas, forms an underground area of about COO square feet. When completed, the only surface indication marking the sites will be the huge steel and concrete sliding doors, which will be built to protect the complex from all but a direct nuclear hit. Three of the complexes are now connected to each other and to Davis-Monthan headquarters oy a dial radio telephone network. With the dial radio-phone direct calls can be made to any phone on the base or to another complex. Dial calls can also be made from vehicles equipped with the dial system. To maintain constant communication throughout the system a transceiver station has been set up on Mt. Lemon to amplify the signals. Two more complexes will be equipped with dial ra- dio-phones during the next 30 days and ultimately all of the complexes will be so equipped. WHILE RADIO-telephones are widely used; this is the first _dial radio-telephone system installed in Arizona. The system is leased from the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. After the sites are completed and turned over to the Air Force with their sitting birds, they will be manned by crews on the alert 24 hours. No test firings will be ,,conducted from the bases. The 18 launching complexes will require two squadrons of 1,200 trained men: for monitoring, testing and maintenance of the big birds and . their complicated ground support.* equipment, '.'..-.'. Numerous Smaller Colleges Seek Students, Admissions Center Says Golf Course With A View By LOUIS CASSELS UP International Thousands of high school seh- iors will be plunged into despair during the next few weeks because they have been turned down by the colleges to which they applied for admilssion. What do they do now? Abandon hope for higher education? Or Frantically mail out application to other schools? They need not do either of those things. Instead, they can register with the College Admissions Center at Evanston, 111., and 3e fairly certain that they will find a welcome from at least one, and probably several, reputable! colleges. years ago by the Association* of College Admissions Counselors. Us function is to brin& together students who are seeking admission to college, and colleges which are seeking students. There are more of the latter than is commonly realized. Although the number of young people seeking admission to college has been rising sharply in recent years, we have not yet reached the point where our higher education system is filled to capacity. Big-name colleges are swamped with applicants, but there are hundreds of good schools which have room for more students, and which would like to have more qualified applicants. has proved highly successful as "matchmaker" between students and colleges. During its first season of operation, from May 1 to Sept. 1, 1859 it registered 1,791 students, and more than 97 per cent had college opportunities opened to them. Last year, 2,387 high school graduates registered with the center, and more than 99 per cent receive^ invitations to apply to at least one college. i The average registrant was .contacted by 12 colleges, and a thirc Ojf the students heard from 20 or more schools. The address is: I The center was established iwol The College Admissions Center College Admissions Center, North Shore Hotel, Evanstoji, 111. By BILL NIXON SEDO^A — Joe Jaclc- Hng never played golf in his life, but come late summer he will be looking down on one of the most unique links layouts in the Far West. The former California building contractor, who built Lake Arrowhead Lodge and Los Angeles Turf Club, is developing the Canon Del Oro Country Club and Guest Ranch that will represent a total investment of $200,000. LOCATED seven "miles from Sedona, Canon Del Oro is nestled at the base of Secret Mountain. The surrounding scenery consists of multicolored cliffs and distant mountains that are swahted in the red rocks associated only with the Oak Creek area. Arthur Jack Snyder of Scottsdale was the architect for the 9-hole course that will play 1,500 yards and have a par 27. All holes will be par-3, with the longest 250 yards (No. 3) and the shortest 100 yards (No. 9). A small lake will create a hazard, for the sixth, eighth and ninth holes. An 1,100-foot driving range and practice green will be adjacent to the course. THE DRIVING range, plus two tennis courts, will be lighted for night play, Jackling said. Principal feature of the course's location is that all nine holes can be viewed from the clubhouse, which is near completion. ^^ The golf course will be in the full construction stage by May 1, according to Henry F. Shelton, Phoenix contractor. The Thunderbird Sprinkler Co. of Phoenix will begin installation of water mains for the course on May 15. In conjunction with the country club are 24 residential sites. The golf course is entirely visible from all homesites. HOME OWNERS will receive automatic lifetime memberships to the country club. Jackling cautioned, however, that the membership remains with the land. The clubhouse, 125 feet a*bove View Of Secret Mountain Near Sedona Will Be'Seen From Canyon Del Sol Dining Room Republic Phot* the course, will have a total of 5,000 square feet. It will include dining room, recreation rooms and cocktail lounge. Also in the plans are a stwo-story, 26-unit motel and a 32-by-16 swimming pool. Roy Fees and H. L. Thompson, co-owners of the Flame Restaurant in Phoenix, have leased and will operate the motel, dining room and cocktail lounge, Jackling said. THE ENTIRE project is lo- cated on a 50-acre site. Jackling is sole owner of 40 acres, with the remaining 10 under a 100- year lease agreement with Emery Vickers of Jerome. Financial arrangements for the development were made with First Western Investment of Phoenix, Jackling said. . 0 A membership plan for. the country club will be announced at a later date., "When completed," Jackling said, "this development will be accessible by four miles of paved road." Presently, the Boynton Pass-Long Canyon access road is dirt. Jackling also noted that the Canon Del Oro development will feature year-round recreation and golf for members. "Many people associate Sedona weather with severe winters," he said. "Actually, the canon area is approximately at the 4,000-foot elevation, well below the snow belt." Story Oi Casserole Is Story Of Help l, By CHARLOTTE BUCHEN THIS IS the story of a casserole, ready to warm; a shot and a change of linen; a little boy who can crank a bed; and a mother who. is "thankful" for all those icings. Mrs. Kathy Dahn, 37 years old and mother of three, is a victim of cancer. She has faith and a promise of untimely death. Joan Scott, an 18-year-old student nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, dropped in at the Dahn home at 3513 E. Taylor. There was a sign on the door, 'Wo peddlers." It wasn't that Mrs. Dahn doesn't 'like visitors. She just can't get to the door. She lies in bed, sometimes painfully, while her 4%-year-old son, Davie, "makes our lunch, gives me my medicine, gets the mail, and cranks my bed up and down." HANDLING^ the mail, alone, is a big job. For Mrs. Dahn gets anywhere from eight to 15 letters a day; mails out the same number. She belongs to two Catholic national shut-in clubs. You might think the misery of others would be depressing. But not to Mrs. Dahn. "It's just the opposite," she said. "When you see how others are suffering, if makes you seem net so bad off." Besides, most of the letters are encouraging, and Mrs. Dahn needs encouragement and faith. "I'd be lost without faith," she says.. . SHE WOULD also be lost, she said, if it weren't for Mrs. Dolores Hare. Mrs. Hare is assigned to the Dahn home by the Visiting Nurse Service. She's a housekeeper, Until Mrs. Hare made work visits to the Dahn home,,Mrs. Dahn's husband, Les, had an awful time, h« said. With three boys in the house, it was like three cyclones blowing through, even though the boys try to be helpful, Les would get home from his job as associate engineer for AiResearch Laboratories, go shopping, clean the house, get dinner, and "Well, you know how the family fared with me as the only cook." So, Mrs. Hare started coming in twice a week. She cooks casseroles, so that all Les has to do is pop one in the oven. The house is cleaned up, the floors scrubbed. OF COURSE, there" is Mrs. Dahn. She needs care. The local chapter of the American Cancer Society sent her a hospital bed, a blanket, a walker, and a wheel chair. The chair and walker aren't used much any mure. SHE'S LEARNING—Joan. Scott, leftf a senior at Good Samaritan Hospital's School of Nursing, learns the art of home nursing when she calls on Mrs. Kathy Dahn, Phoenix cancer victim, with Visiting Nurse Service's Mrs. Doris Klock. Joan said she learned that nursing facilities aren't so convenient at home as in the hospital: She needs shots, her linens changed, her hair combed, and dozens of sundry little things to make her more comfortable. These are jobs for the visiting nurse, who comes in three times a week, "does so many things, stays about an hour," said Mrs, Dahn. THESE WERE the things that Joan Scott, the senior nurse at Good Samaritan, went to Mrs. Dahn's to observe. She accompanied the visiting Nurse Service's Mrs. Doris Klock. Mrs. Klock is one of several of the nurse service's registered nurses who are responsible for showing Good Samaritan Hospital nurses the art and practicality of home nursing care. Sending the students to Visiting Nurse Service for six weeks of home care activity is a pilot program for Good Samaritan Hospital, the only hospital school of nursing which has this VNS affiliation. DOES THIS kind of activity make better nurses of the young women who will work inside hospitals? Mrs, Klock says, "They discover that patients are people, GE To Host Specialists SCOTTSDAtE - The Rio Grande Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery spring Off With His Head If He Does, Right? LONDON (UP1) -Artist Ruskin Spear said the Royal Academy will exhibit his portrait of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, made from a photograph. "It's not an unpleasant picture of him but I doubt whether anyone from the Russian embassy would buy it," he said. meeting will be held Friday at the Ramada Inn here. General Electric Momputer Department will host the meeting to be attended by 100 specialists in the computer field from throughout the West. Dr. R. W. Hamming of the Bell Telephone Company at Murray Hill, N.J.. and a staff member of the Manhattan Project, will address a banquet session. Dr. Randall Conkling of New Mexico State University is program chairman and Roderick D. Mclver, program developer for the GE computer group will be host. They get a better perspective, placing emphasis on people rather than procedures." Said the student nurse, Miss Scott: "You not only get a better perspective of care in the hospital, but you can better prepare the patient for going home, knowing what may face them." Said Mrs. Dulm: "The nurse service charges only what you can pay, and for us that's just what the' insurance pays." For many others, there's no charge. Either Way, Boss-Must Pay ALBANY, N. Y. (AP)-lf you have a heart attack while urgulng with thu boss, the boss has to pay the medical expenses and loss of earnings, In the opinion of the state Workmen's Compensation Board. The boss, howovor, disagreed. The board ruled In favor of Leon Cramer, 54, of Brooklyn, who suffered a heart attack while arguing with his Iminodlute supervisor ttt Barnoy's clothing store In New York City. | The case has boon appealed to the appellate division of itatt supreme court.

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