Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 15, 1969 · Page 1
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Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, October 15, 1969
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War Moratorium Displays Begin on Note of Peace By LOUISE COOK Associated Prets Writer Vietnam Moratorium D a j demonstrations began general! peacefully today on colleg campuses and -city streets, 'in churches and commuter terrrii nals in many areas of the na tion. Lists of Americans killed in Vietnam were read in severa places--ranging, from the steps of the administration building a Ohio State University in Colum bus to Trinity Church in New York's Wall Street financial dis trict. New York City's Hall was draped in black and purple mourning in accordance will Mayor John V. Lindsay's proclamation of the day as a day of observance. Eolh Lindsay anc as suitable chiefly for duck hunting, brought $775 an acre at a Colorado Land-Board auc- ambassador .to the United Nation Tuesday afternoon, but_. a i 0nS) proposed a. possible iree-point plan for action in 'ietnam, including the ordering f all American forces to cease ffensive military operations. His speech was prepared for a meeting of lawyers in Washing- court restraining order clouded the legality of the transaction. Almost simultaneously with the auction of the land along the South Platle River in Weld County, Denver Dist. Judge Neil Horan signed an order restraining the sale for at least 10 days. He acted at the request of the his Democratic opponent in th mayoral race, Mario Procacci no, attended services, two Court Order Clouds Weld Land Sale By GORDON G. GAUSS Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) -- A 40-acre , , - . . i j i . 1 1 ·*·"" «tn.«^ii rrao uicuaicu lui L U C tract of state land described Wor i d Affairs Council in Boston. special churcl of hundreds o such observances. Many persons wore the blacl armbands and small blue am white "Vietnam Moratorium' buttons urged by sponosrs of thi demonstration: _ Students handed out morator ium and peace , literature a Cambridge's Harvard Square rallying point for a march tc Boston Common. A 70-foot ban ner reading "Peace" w a stretched across one street. Economist. John K. Galbraith a professor, at Harvard Univer sity, told a rally of.about 1,001 persons at the Harvard Busi less school he thought ending .he war now would bring the U.S. military establishment un der control. Sharply contrasting views were expressed by several con- [ressmen. Sen. Edward.M. Kennedy, D- Wass., said the- United States hould announce "an irrevoca- ile decision" to withdraw ground combat troops from 'ietnam within one year anc ther forces by the end of 1972. Hs speech was prepared for the Arthur J. Goldberg, former upreme Court justice and U.S. Rocky Mountain Sportsmen's Ariz!, disagreed. In a "Tetter ad- Federation,-which posted a $500 dressed to President Nixon he bond. The order was not served on a sudden, major escalation of the land board officials until after the completion of the auction and acceptance of the down payment -- but no deed to the property had been delivered. To Ask Bond Asst. Ally. Gen. William E. Tucker said after a subsequent kill American fighting men. conference with land board president Raymond H. Simpson that he would file an answer before (Continued on'page 6) on. U.S. Letter To Nixon Rep. Sam Steiger, urged congressional support for the war as a means of ending it. Sen. ~ - - - Ariz., Barry Goldwater, " R- 1964 GOP presidential nominee, criticized today's demonstrations, saying they "are playing into the hands of the people whose business it is to His speech was prepared for the California Federation of Republican Women in Anaheim, Calif. Opposition 7th graf Several Events Mark Opposition to the moratorium, surfaced in many areas. Merritt H.. Taylor Jr., president of the Philadelphia .Suburban Transportation Co., draped his buses and trolleys with U.S. flats to express "a feeling of patriotism." "I just think it's time the un heard . element makes itself heard. We ought to stand behind our country and.stop complaining so much," he said. Opponents of the demonstration also had urged motorists to drive with their headlights on and cars with lights burning dotted roads and highways. Written by Horace Oreelsy in 1871 VOL. 61-NUMBER 298 AND THE GREELEY REPUBLICAN GREELEY, COLORADO WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 196» WEEKLY TRIBUNE ESTABLISHED 1870 Council Adopts Tax Levy Sets $2.4 Million Budget Mordtbriun By RON STEWART Tribune Staff Writer Some 20 people gathered on the steps of the Weld County Courthouse Wednesday morning as Moratorium Day activitie began in Greeley. The Greeley Chapter of th Women's International League for Peace read a list of Colo rado's war dead on the Court The Weather 1:30 p.m. temperature: 38. (CSC report as of 6 a.m.) High Tuesday 39 I ow 29 Barometer 29.96 rising New snow -- -- 3.2 Snow on ground .... H-0 Precipitaation . ' -16 Total for year . . .15-93 The highest temperature ever recorded here on Oct. 15 was 84 degrees in 1932. The lowest on record 'for the same date was 18 degrees in 1954. The sun will rise Thursday at 7:11 and sets at 6:20 p.m. (MDT). COLORADO - Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with occasional snow flurries mountains and east; colder most sections tonight; lows 10-20 north, 15-25 south, 5-15 mountains; high Thursday 35-45 south, 30s north, 25-35 mountains. NORTHEAST COLORADO -r Partly cloudy tonight; lows 1020; high Thursday in -30s and low 40s. Precipitation probability 20 per cent through Thursday. WYOMING-Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; a few snow flurries mountains and east; lows 10-20 lower elevations, zero to 10 mountains; continued cold Thursday; highs 30s lower elevations, 20s mountains. Inside Th (3J P Abby 15 Amusements 19 Boyle's column . * Classified 28-31 Comics 10 Commodities -- -- 6 Crossword -- -- lu Editorial page 4 Ileloi'c ^ Hnrn^rnnp _ ,, · *" i Locally house steps. Earlier the grou opened Moratorium Day activ ties at the College Center Ba room at CSC with a reading of the list. Several students distribute! anti-war and Moratorium Day literature on the streets downtown Wednesday. 650 at Peace Vigil A reported crowd of 650 a tended a peace vigil whic began the moratorium Tuesday at midnight. The group gathered at the Garden Theater at the center of the old CSC cam- DUS for a memorial service. Lighted candles, folk singing and silent cbmemoration were included in,.' the vigil. A new snowstorm which hit .he area early Wednesday forced the activities into the ballroom. The turnout was less than anticipated by Moratorium Day banners at the campus. Moratorium planners at CSC lad scheduled several activlies n observance of the nationally organized moratorium. Speeches and other activities slated for .he Garden Theater were moved o the ballroom, however. Fast Continues Some 12-15 students continuec a fast begun Sunday evening. Those students planned to em ,he five-day fast with a "bread leaking" ceremony Friday. Faculty members had taken different stands on the mora- orium. Some 'planned to go ahead with classes as scheduled, but indicated students would not be held responsible or absences. Other faculty members adjourned classes, am some left the decision up to the majority of students in the classes. The participants planned a door-to-door c a m p a i g n ' for Wednesday night. The intention was to involve the community n the observance by distribut- ng anti-war and Moratorium 5ay literature. B Tribune ages) Late nfiws ^ Letters 1o TribupA 4 Mortuaries * Needlework , . 1S Real estate transfers -- 9 Sports ,, 5rt - M Stocks * TV »ni rfldio l"g* . . .10 Women's page* ... , H-lfi . ·;, .^^tthfiattir PEACE..PAY. SYMBOL - A lui-ed peace symbol '·stands,- near- the'Garden Theater, on the CSC campus- 'Wednesday morning--a remnant oMhe peace'vigil'which a reported 650 people attended · Tuesday at midnight. The peace vigil began the Moratorium Day activities on the campus. Snow forced other activities inside, (Tribune photo by Ron Stewart) Coloradoans Demonstrate Against War in Vietnam By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Faced with mountain counter- )rotests, Coloradans against the lr Vietnam war today began a statewide series of demonstra- ;ions, seminars and teach-ins as action of their own and askec art of the nationwide Vietnam war moratorium. Backers of Colorado's involvement in the moratorium predicted thousands of students businessmen and clergymen would work throughout the state, urg- ng residents to speak out against the war. One group has| a meeting scheduled with Gov John Love to ask his suppor for the movement. The Colorado Veterans of For eign Wars, meanwhile, began state residents to fly the Ameri can flag as a "silent counteraction" to the protests. Victor W. Peterson, commander of the VFW, called the one- day moratorium the work of a 'vocal minority of dissidents' and said the planned demonstra- ions were "shameful." Colo. Road Projects Will Be Cut in Half DENVER (AP) -- Gov. .John a Republican and chair- nan of the National Governor's onference, announced late Tuesday a 50 per cent cutback n Colorado highway construe- on projects for the final three neer noted that the winter sea- nonths of 1969. Love said the deferrals were ic result of President, Nixon's equest for a 75 per cent cutback construction projects as a method of combatting inflation. The governor emphasized that i' s project design and acquisi- · ' tion of rights of way. He added le situation will be reviewed an. 1 Love Chief gave the directive to H i g h w a y engineer iharles E. Shumate, who later old a reporter the cutback will mount to $8.7 million, roughly alf of the $17.5 million in feder- 1 highway funds allocated to Colorado for the three-month eriod. Some Jobs Continued ill go ahead with at least three major construction projects -- wo on Interstate 70 and one on Interstate 25. The projects on 1-70, he said, xitween Paradise Hills and Gen- ,ssee Mountain, and construc- tween Loma and Mack. The 8-70 iroject, he said, is the Wideh'eld interchange to serve Security tooth, of Colorado Springs. Shumate said some smaller projects also will be advertised for bids. He said it is difficult to say what projects might have been put up for bids but which now will be deferred. The engi- son is approaching when many mountain projects cannot be constructed. Shumate said the roads agency will go ahead' with all of its preliminary engineering work, In Littleton, a group of citl zens headed by Mrs. Jack Eachon said it would launch- a telephone campaign, urging residents to support President Nixon's Vietnam policies. Mrs. Eachon said the group also urged telegrams be sent to Nixon voicing agreement with his actions. A student organizer of the noratorium said participants in lie activity were "not against his country" but said Americans were "simply involved in L war very few people want." Student leaders said some 2,00 persons were- expected 'on land for a noon peace vigil at he Colorado statehouse in Denser, where a list of Colorado var dead will be read. Extra police units have been assigned in the Denver area and n other Colorado cities. In Denver, Metropolitan State College students will distribute eaflets in the downtown area. Masses at the school were to »e called off in the afternoon. At Colorado State University, he doesn't anticipate any cut in its professional staff if the curtailment is not prolonged. Complete List Due In early November, he said, the department hopes to have a complete list of the projects which will go forward and those which will be deferred/ The Highway Commission, policy making board of the . agency, has a meeting sehcd- Shumate said the department u] e d in mid-November. Love told reporters that work on the largest highway project in the state -- and the largest single project ever undertaken in the interstate highway-pro- are construction west of Denver gram -- wil] go ahead. It is the construction of a tunnel through the Continental Divide at ion west-of Grand Junction be- Straight Creek west of Denver. A contract for the entire project, nearly $50 million, was let before digging began on the tunnel two years ago. By FRANK COLOHAN Tribune Staff Writer City Council Tuesday evening set the city property tax levy at 15.0 mills after approving a 1970 city budget providing $2,. 424,230 for general fund operations. The new mill levy is 1.0 mill less than the 1968 levy of 1G.O mills and hikes to 4.06 mills the reductions in the property tax levy wich have been made since the sales lax was adopted. City Manager B. H. Cruce told the council that, based on the city's assessed valuation of $54,309,100, the 15.0 mill levy would produce ?80G,490 in net revenue for the city. This compared with $826,140 anticipated year and actual collections of $965,069 in 1968, when the levy was 19.6 mills. The city manager also said ,he cigarette tax is expected to bring in $64,000 in 1970, half of which will go into the gen- Successor To Dominy To Be Named By STAN BENJAMIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration soon will announce the appointment of Elis L. Armstrong as commissioner of reclamation, succeed- ng-Floyd E. Dominy, according :o informed sources. Armstrong, 45, has-been assistant regional-director of the Bureau of Reclamation office in Salt Lake City, Utah, since May 1968. Dominy, 59, announced last Hay he would retire from the post he has held the past 10 'ears. Long-Rumored Armstrong has been'rumored : or some time as his successor, out sources within the administration and in Congress now say the appointment is virtually certain. The Bureau of Reclamation is the Interior Department agency responsible for construction o vast irrigation projects, mainly in the western states. But it also has become the home of "Project Skywater," an experimenta: program tion. Out of in weather modifica the Interior Depart ment's almost ?1.7 billion bud get request for fiscal 1970, som ?245 million was designated for Reclamation--second only to :he $288 million sought for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. from the 16.0 mills levy this in reserve for tax relief next :ral fund and the other half property tax revenue over the nto the public improvement 'und. Bigger Cut Asked Cruce observed that, at the council's request, the anticipated revenue from the sales .ax in 1970 had been set at $725,000 in the budget. Original- y the city manager had estimated the sales tax revenue would be $625,000 and this later ,vas revised upward to $700,000 Dr. Richard Perchlik, chairman of the Committee for Fair Taxation, then read a stale ment of the committee asking i 2.0 mill cut in the property tax levy. The statement said "We ask once again that the ^ity Council reconsider the es Jmates of next year's revenues submitted by the city manager and cut the property tax levy an additional 1.0 mill for a total of 2.0 mills rather than experience a substantial sui-plu; !as we outlined last week, which can be misspent for items not included in the approvec budget. "If the council declines to cut taxes any further because it is uncertain if a surplus wil materialize, we ask the counci o indicate its good faith by Jassing a resolution tonight hat, if a surplus does develop, t wilf not be spent except for an emergency and will be held Miscue Gives Amazing Mets 3rd Straight NEW YORK (AP) - Rod Caspar raced home from second base with the winning run in the lOih inning on pitcher Pete Richert's throwing error and the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 today for a commanding 3-1 game lead in tlie 1969 World Series. Now only one victory away from completing one of baseball's most incredible stories, the National success League champion Mets can wrap up -ihe noratorium activities began best-of-seven classic Thursday Tuesday night when an estimat- :d 300 students took part in a dium. :andlelight parade from the lampus to a war memorial sta- ue in Fort Collins. The students arried a coffin draped with an American flag. Support for the moratorium :ame from many quarlers Tues- After Baltimore tied the game in the ninth inning, Jerry Grote opened the 10th for the Mets against' loser Dick Hall with a pop fly double into left field ay. Bishop R. Marvin Stuart of 1m United Methodist Church, noratorium and said it was iy and horror of what is hap- icning as a result of our action n Vietnam." Support Moratorium Colorado legislators Hub Safran, a representative, and Sen. loger Cisneros, both D-Denver, ame out for the moratorium nd both said they planned peaking engagements today. The Colorado Rural Legal bervices Inc. of Boulder an- ilosed in support of the mora- or ium with , staff workers exacted to make door-to-door Brooks canvasses to talk with citizens Frank about the war. More Winter Blankets Greeley Area Another winter blanket wz. drawn over Northern Colora do's fast-fading fall season ear ly Wednesday with 3.2 inche of new snow measured in Gree ley. The sun finally broke through and scattered clouds about mid morning Wednesday, but not be fore another layer of icing came down. The Wednesday snowfal brought (he total so far in the past 10 days to 22.4 inches. Pre- cipilalion figures now stand at 15.93 inches, well above (he annual average for 12 months of 12.45 inches in (he Greeley area The storm Wednesday brought o 11 inches (he snow accumu- ation on the ground. And although the barometer vas rising, the outlook towards he weekend was one of continued storm activity for this area. Reports noted a new itorm predicted for the week- ind. The new snow delayed further any attempts at area crop larvesting. in the fifth game at Shea Sta- Confingency Account The Committee for Fair Taxation has predicted revenue 'rom the sales tax next year will amount to $778,000, the equivalent of almost 1.0 mill of sales tax revenue anticipated n the budget. Councilman Wayne Wells observed he felt the city should lave a contingency account of about $50,000 to take care of emergencies which develop. He afso said he believed city em. ployes deserve the pay raises (Continued on Page 6) Wet Snow Hits Wide Area of State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Unexpected movement of a low pressure area in the west Drought heavy, wet snow to a wide area of Colorado today. In the Denver area the snow replaced a thick layer of smog that hung over the city Tuesday. The weather bureau said snow totaling one to three inches could be expected in Denver area by mid-afternoon. Snowfall should stop by nightfall, according to the Stapleton International A i r p o r t U.S. Weather Bureau office, but skies will remain cloudy through the night and Thursday. The Colorado Health Depait- ment said Tuesday the smog .evel in the Denver area was Lhe worst since it began keeping records in 1965. Warm air had trapped cold air near the earth's surface, causing the air pollutants to remain near the ground. Today's surprise snowfall was caused by a low pressure, moisture-bearing area that Tuesday lay over southern Nevada, northern Arizona and Western Utah. It unexpectedly began moving eastward, the bureau said, toward extreme southeastern Colorado and southwest Kansas. Another storm wilh a cold front off the Oregon coast was expected to develop a low pressure area as it moved through Vevada and weather officials said it might arrive in Colorado by late Friday. Today's snow piled on top of he heavy fall of last weekend. Esles Park recorded another · inches and in Steamboat Iprings they had 8 inches of lew snow. Marlyn L. Jenson, 85, of Denser, died Tuesday of an appar- nt heart attack, which doctors aid might have been caused by ver-exertion in sweeping snow ff his car. The deaths of two other Colo- adans had earlier been attrib- ted to the strain of shoveling now during the weekend. Buss Resigns City Finance-Clerk Post City ector Clerk and Finance Di- rector and also a cost account- Barton Buss resigned Tuesday evening to accept a lew position as finance direc- or for the county. The County Commissioners mnounced last Friday that they when Don Buford apparently] had hired a county finance di- lost sight of the ball. j Gaspar ran for Grote, Al Weis was intentionally walked, J.C Martin pinch hit for winner Tom lodged his "full support" to the Seaver and Richcrt came in lol pitch. Martin then laid down a lime for us to face the trage- sacrifice bunt. Richert's throw to first hit Martin and Gasparj scored from second base without .1 play. Donn Clendenon gave the Mets a 1-0 lead when he led off the second wilh a drive over the left field fence off Mike Cuellar Seaver, a 25-game winner but a loser to Cuellar in the series opener, made the run stand up until the ninth inning when, with one out, Frank Robinson lounced its office would be Boog Powell eacfi singled. Then rightfielder Ron Swoboda made a fantastic diving catch Robinson's liner Robinson scored tying run after the catch. ant to handle the accounting which was placed under their jurisdiction by a new state law which went into effect last July Buss, in a letter of resignation made public at Tuesday evening's meeting of City Council, said his resignation will be effective Nov. 16. He will start his new duties as county finance director Nov. 17. Buss, in the letter, said: 'I leave with a great deal of regret because of (lie won- dnrful cooperalion I experienced from you, previous councils and all city employes in general, and the great amount o£ confidence you have placed in me. 'But I also leave wilh much satisfaction which far outweighs the regrels, due to all the fine accomplishments and improve, ments made in the finance do- jpartmcnt the past 12 years and i t h e humble knowledge of a job 'well done. , "Since I have no assistant to ; take over in my absence, I : (Continued on Pago 6) j

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