Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 15, 1972 · Page 1
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Greeley, Colorado
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Saturday, April 15, 1972
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Written by Horace Greoley in itff'"""' VOL. 44 NO. US AND THE GREELEY REPUBLICAN J5REELEY, COLO. 80431 SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1972 WEEKLY TRIBUNE ESTABLISHED 1870 By GORDON G. GAUSS Associated Press Writer · DENVER (AP) .-'Colorado's 1 Senate gave its final approval Saturday to the $961.5 million 1-ong Appropriations Bill to finance the slate government next fiscal year. The vore was 31-1. The Senate adopted two more minor changes in the measure before acting, bringing to 70 the differences between the House and -Senate versions of Ihe measure. The Seriate rejected a last- minute atlempf by Sen. Carl Williams, H-Denver, to postpone an increase in nurses tuition- at Colorado Medical Center until jthe fall of 1973. Williams' amendment was beaten 12-19 on a vote which split party lines. The only vote »gainst the bill itself was by Sen. Anthony F. Vollack, D-Arvada. The action sends the bill back to the House of Representatives for consideration of amendments.' A conference committee of House and Senate members is likely in an effort to resolve the differences. Tlie bill provides funds for all state departments, colleges and institutions for the year beginning next July 1, and is the heart of a-$1.212 billion state spending program. . Sen. Harry Locke, R-Salida, chairman of the Appropriations Committee and vice chairman of the Joint.Budget Committee Appropriations Bill Final Senate Approval said the bill, if enacted, will leave the state with a general fund .surplus of $14.2 million June 30. 1973. He said this money would be needed to pay the next six months of additional school aid at $518 per student. Presumably, (he $15 million state revolving fund would remain intact, although Locke dkt not stress the point. He said n o - lax increase would be indicated by passage of the measure: The Republican majority, which spent more than 20 hours in caucuses on the bill before its presentation, held solid throughout six hours of debate. Only two minor changes not recommended by the GOP caucus were adopted. One of them was an amendment by Sen. Allen Dines, D- Denver, which removed a limitation that .stale funds could only, be spent for "personnel and expenses" in the games. This, Dines said, meant a $783,500 Olympic expenditure passed by the Senate would be "Ihe maximum state commitment to the games for 1972." T h e amount w a s n e a r l y $50,000 below Gov. John Love's request.' Sen. Donald MacManus, DAdams County, lost-an 'effort to cut-it back to the $268,270 recommended by the Joint Budget Committee. A major cut "made in House version of the bill was $2.6 million for education of handicapped children, struck by the Senate. It restored the Joint Budget Committee recommendation of $13.1 million, including $1.8 million in federal funds. The Hepublican senators stuck with a decision to eliminate $1.2 million for purchasing land west of the capital for .a new Supreme Court Building and $235,000 for planning the building. They contended decisions should await development of a master plan, although MacManus, Dines and Sen Sam. T. Taylor, D-Walscnburg, challenged the move. Restored to Ihe hill was S239,-i 650 for the advertising budget of the state. The Senate action would make expenditures next year the same as for ;he current year--$564,997. The Senate refused to add $99,000 for planning a psychology buiying at Southern Colorado State College. The vote on the proposal was 13-15. The House also had refused to put in the funds. Sens. Vincent Massari and May Kogovsck, both Pueblo Democrats, called for Ihe planning money. Sen. George Brown, D-Denver, waged a major battle late in the afternoon to nullify an in- Colorado's Denver Medical Center, but lost, 10-14, on a standing vote and 10-23 on a later roll call. Sen. Joe Shoemaker, who led the defense of the Joint Budget Committee actions, said the increase 'will not apply to (Continued on Page 6) Six Injured, Cattle Killed in Derailment FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP)| -- Six persons were injured and hundreds of head of cattle were destroyed Friday when 20 cars of a Union Pacific freight train Work crews struggled today to clear the wreckage from Ihe two tracks. A UP spokesman said it was expected the tracks would be cleared enough to allow train traffic by this afternoon, i The State Patrol said Colorado 52 north of Fort Morgan would be closed until Monday morning while crews clean up (he debris. The six injured persons were I in automobiles wailing at crossing. The sheriff's office said one of the boxcars smashed into an auto with two women and three children. The two women, Janet Loader of derailed nt a crossing north of Brush and Priscilla Winkler, here. Fort Morgan, 'were listed in satisfactory condition today in a Fort Morgan hospital. The three children were not hospitalized. The occupant of anoiher car also suffered minor injuries when a boxcar struck Ihe car. Deputy Sheriff Charles Bass said the train carried'about 500 head of cattle in four cattle cars. "We were able to save 125 at the most," he said today. Bass, who was at the scene crease in tuition for nursing Ihejstudents at the University of Nixon, Trudeau Sign Pact To Clean Up Great Lpkes By F R A N K CORMIER Associated Press Writer OTTAWA (AP) -. President Nixon, and Canada's Prime Minister. Pierre Klliott Trudeau today signed an agreement launching a joint effort to clean up the Great Lakes by 1975 and to prevent future pollution. As the President arrived on Parliament Hill for the ceremony, concluding his 40-hour state visit, about ! 50 demonstrators carrying the red flag of the Canadian Liberation Movement paraded in a wet'snow on the sidewalk chanting, "Nixon go home." They were far oul- numered, though, by massed ranks of Canadian Mounties and Ottawa police. Inside the Victorian Gothic Hall, the alhmosphere was one of warmth and friendship. As he signed the agreement, Nixon hailed it as a "significant step toward reversing" the decline of Ihe Great Lakes' wa- :er quality and said it was an important beginning toward restoring the "striking, beauty and boundless promise" of the lakes. "This agreement," he continued "bears witness to all the world of great concerns which unite our countries: our com mon appreciation for Ihe natural heritage which underginls our- national strengths, our common recognition that problems which cross, international b o u n d a r i e s .require international solutions and our coin-' mon confidence t h a t our' traditional relationship can grow to meet ew demands." Trudeau said the agreement proof of the solid foundation of U.S.-American relations and marks "a recognition of the fragility of our planet." He slressed again--as Js'ixon had in an address to Canada's Parliament Friday--that his country, seeks to be free of American domination but will cooperate fully in such joint undertakings as the antipollutiori pact. The plan calls for outlays of $2.5 billion or more to curb water contamination in the five lakes. Governments and private induslry on both' sides of''the border will contribute to the long-term program, with most of the bankroll coming from the United Stales. The agreement provides that by Dec. 21, 1975, certain programs will be completed or under way. But it makes clear [hat control of pollution in the Great -Lakes will be a confix uing effort by both countries. The pact includes these pro visions: -- Tiie parties agree to dca With .murijcipay^ waste wel ' - ' ' - ' ' waters at agreed cleanliness levels and to control pollution caused by pesticides, shipping, oil and thermal discharges. --They agree further to establish controls that would virtually eliminate industrial dis posal of mercury and other toxic heavy metals into the lakes. --They stipulate they will re duce the amount of phosphorus put into Lake Erie and Lake Ontario by agreed amounts over the next five years. all night, said two men were kept busy throughout the night shooting injured cattle. "We had a veterinarian out there [Minting out Ihe ones Hint wouldn't make it," Bass said. "A rendering truck was there to haul off Ihe carcasses as soon as they were destroyed." Of the 20 cars that derailed, Bass said, "13 are nothing but junk." He said one car, carrying new automobiles was "pretty well tore up." "Some of Ihii new cat's (lew a couple of hundred feel and are laying out in a field," he said, Other freight cars, he said were c a r r y i n g paper, tires, sleel beams and truck trailers The Stale Patrol said damage voulri be in excess of $1 mil- ion, but a Vnion P a c i f i c spokesman said il would be some lime before the actual amounl of damage was known. Charles Morris, said a piggy-back conductor, freight car broke loose just as the train ,vas Hearing the crossing, causing other cars to leave t h e track. The train was traveling about 55 miles p e r hour, he said. "The train suddenly jackknifed and the cars were going up in the air," said Mrs. Germain liettale, a wilncss. "As the boxcars came down, they whirled this car (one of the two at the crossing) end over end." R U N N I N G DOWN CANCER - Joggers of all ages, all shapes and sizes, started running in circles at Greclcy Central today in a Cancer Crusade benefit contest. The smallest was G-ycar-old Paul Barbess (left). Ttti prettiest was Pain Jones (right). Sponsors were to donate according to each lap their jogger completed. (Tribune photo by Steve Hauer) US. Apollo 16 Flight Countdown Continues By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Ha. (AP) IxUinch crews overcame hrce minor problems today, ml the Apollo 1C astronauts re- axed as the countdown confined for Sunday's launching of nan's fifth journey to the sur- acc of the moon. John W. Young, Charles M. Duke Jr. imd Thomas K. Matingly II planned to spend most if the day in their crew quar- crs. Space agency officials aid they might make proficiency runs in jet planes later in he day. Young and Duke expected visits from their wives, ingly's wife, expecting a bab n May, is at home in Houston, Tex. Test supervisor Gordon Turn cr reported t h a t , during the night, the launch team wrcsllci with n few nagging problem but that they were resolved without interrupting the countdown. Planned l i f t o f f time Is -12:5-1 p.m. Sunday, Turner said t h a t , on three occasions, a warning light flashed in the command ship's cabin, indicating high pressure in a hydrogen lank, It was determined Ihis was n false reading traced to a bad signal conditioner. This was disconnected, and Turner said Ihe spaceship has other alert devices in case a hydrogen-pressure problem should occur in space. The other troubles involved a leaky f u e l liose, which was replaced, and high manifold pressure, winch was reduced when the temperature In t h e spacecraft was lowered. As launch time nearcd, workmen swarmed over Ihe platforms t h a i cnulle Ihe .Ki-slory ialuni 5 rocket, which is to f a r t the astronauts on their cicntific expedition to the itounlains of the moon. They will make final checks f the two spaceships--the com- nand and lunar modules--and iiillon them up, awaiting the irrival of (he spacemen Sunday norning . 2',!; hours before aunch. Experts also will pre- inre for the pumping aboard of nore t h a n 800,000 gallons of lie! early Sunday. The astronauts wound up heir training in spaceship simulators Friday, rehearsing ,|he crucial maneuvers in which' Young and Duke detach t h e lunar ship, descend to the snrfac'e " and later l i f t off to execute the intricate rendezvous and dockr ing maneuvers with Hie command ship. ; ; Young and MaU'mgly zipped over central and south Hurida in T38 jet pianos to sharpen their flying skills.. Young, the Apollo 1G com; mander who will be making his fdiirlir'sryaee flight, and Duk'e are to make the first landing In Ihe moon's mountainous highlands. Their target is a |cak-rlm- incd plateau in Ihe highest region on the front side of the jnoun where they hope to find definite evidence that volcnnoes played a part in forming (he moon about four billion years ago. Weather NORTHEAST COLORADO Partly cloudy through Sunday. Warming trend. I.ow Innighl 30s ·Hid upper 20s. High Sunday 55[5, Precipitation probability near r.em through Sunday. Mountain Bell Charged with Discrimination By JESSICA FRAZIER /i ? 1 ' ''Trtbifh* Staff Writer Mountain Bell was charged with discrimination against Spanish-surname residents of Fort Lupton in testimony before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Friday. At the hearing, in the Greeley Community Building, James Calkins of Fort Lupton told BOY OP THE YEAR -- Eddie DeHerrera, 16-ye;.r-o'd '·on of Mr. and Mrs. John Trujillo. for 'h2 r:conl time was named the Boy's C'u!) ··: Gie: cy's Boy of the Year at a' h; ; nt the American Legion. Eddie h fho i -". *r\'.VK a p'aque and a U.S. Savings' Bon.1 Ii° m Mrs - George Doxsee, president of the Greeley Junior Women's Club. Dale Hinman, chairman of the board of the Grceley National Bank, looks on. The Gree.ey National Bank Foundation sponsors (he banquet, which was attended by 160 Boys' Club members and their families. (Tribune photo by Jim Briggsj PUC commissioners of a survey which indicated Mountain Bell charges higher deposit rales lo Chiconos and gives them less leeway in paying their bills on time. Calkins said a survey was taken door-lo door, netting 111 responses: 47 from Chicanos, 65 from Anglos and two from Japanese. Survey Results Results showed that 68 per cent of the Anglos and only 23 per cent of the Chicanos queried had not been required to pay deposits for telephone installation, i Also, Calkins reported 20 Anglos and 20 Chicanos said they had failed to pay their phone bill on lime. Of these, Chicanos and one Anglo reported having their service disconnected as a result of the delinquent payment. Calkins said one man with a $42 telephone bill paid S2S of it the first month due, expecting to carry over S)7 and pay it the following month. The [elc-i phono was disconnected, however, said Calkins, sllhough Ihe company had t h e man's $25 installation deposit. Calkins asked what good a r e 1 deposits in cases like Ihis a n d j said this points out that Chi-1 canos are not allowed to carry! over part of Ihe amount owedi although the bill has a plaw for "Unpaid Bslance." '· 'Well Aware' j PUC Chairman Howard Bjelland noted during Calkins' t c s t i - ' mony, "This Commission is well i aware of Ihe deposit problem.! Well over a third of [he complaints the commission has received are in this area. In other Icsli.-.umy, Palricia Blasi said M o u n t a i n Hell was l a re not t h e r e is "improper use contacted three weeks before she! of and her husband moved into a new house, and arrangements were made for the phone installer lo come after ,1:30 p.m. However, the man came at I p.m. and waited for an hour and a h a l f before leaving, according lo a neighbor, said Mrs. Blasi. The telephone was f i n a l l y in- slalled a week later, she said, but only a f t e r "I had lo have a neighbor I didn't know (since tills was a new neighborhood) come into my home so someone would be there when t h e man came lo inslall Ihe phone." Improper Use She also said, '"Ilicre is only one phone company, .still you see ads in magazines and on lelevision. When I see my money going in this direclion il m a k e s me angry lo hear them say they don't have enough money to put in lines." E l v i n Miller, a Fort Collins developer, reported on the financial hardship M o u n t a i n Hell is causing his son by f a i l i n g lr inslall phone service by the t i m e the subdivision was ready for occupancy. M i l l e r , and his son Hrucc, said plals lor t h e subdivision in southwest Forl Collins were Mrs. Shirley Fisher of Fort I / u p l o n complained Hut M o u n t a i n Hell did not publicize its Metro Pack so all persons could lake advantage of il. Toll Cnlls She explained thai Forl Lup- lon is isolated, t h a i all calls outside (he city are loll calls, including those lo Denver, Waltcnburg. I ' l a l l e v i l l e and Greclcy. The Metro Pack allowed one hour of free toll tipne within a .10-mile radius. But t h e only people who knew a b o u t the temporary service She said Ihe a d m i n i s t r a t i v e sc , u l() M,,m,| a in He II 16-17 20-2^ 11 14 (24 PJSCS) Abby . Amusements Classified pages . . Cornies Crossword Editorial page 1 Heloise I I Horoscope ... . 1 1 Hospital dismissals fl Markets .. 2 \Alters lo Tribune 4 Obituaries 6 Snorls . . 18-1!) Weal her f, V.'o-ren'a pages . . 1 0 - 1 1 T 'day's Press Run: prior to However, people 'when Hit company was con " " j laded in February, t'.m, Ihe ; Millers were told there were no | plans for installing service lo i i h . i l area. No Service M i l l e r said Ilia area already has some 200 residerils but mi IcIeirfiuriK service although at one l i m e service was promised by the first of April. Later the Millers wore lold il would not be until June, if t h e n . The Millers have since installed the i m a i n conduil lor phone service | themselves al a cost of .some f a i l u r e s t h a t cause installers (n|,September, liiVl. arrive at homes when Inside The Tribune "People would think belter of Ihem ( M o u n t a i n liellj if Ihey would not t r y lo bend the t r u t h and cover t h e i r tracks lor promises made and nol kept," said M i l l e r . i He ulsn said Ihe company is using ils mlr increase request . as a ( h r e a l : "They are saying, j ' l f we don't RCI a rale increase Ibtn there w.'tn'l he any ser- \k:es.' l.'s an a t f c r n p l In lira! .iic p u b , ire irilo submission." were those in a "bridge club clique." She said the service should have been publici/cd and the calls over one h o u r should be itemized know whal charged for. so people they were would being "There's no sense in saying there's discrimination," she said of Mountain Bell. "Everyone's service is lousy." Mrs. Josephine Gon/.alcs said she was asked to pay a $250 deposit lo have a phone installed because a previous (Continued on Page 6) JAMES CALKINS Testifies at PUC hearing MI Mountain Bill.

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