Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 16, 1969 · Page 14
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 14

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, October 16, 1969
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f Page M GREEi,KY TRIBUNE Tliurs., Oct. 1C, 190,9 Finch Faces House Democrats Criticism of Welfare Plans By EVE EDSTROM ' The Washington Post WASHINGTON - Democrats criticized the Nixon administration Wednesday for denying Social Security beneficiaries the cash they need during "the cold months of this winter," and for promising "pure political pie in the sky" to welfare recipients. Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Kobert H. Finch was the target of the House Ways and Means Committee as it opened hearings on the administration's revolutionary family assistance welfare plan, and its proposed 10 per cent boost in Social Security cash benefits. At one point, Rep. James A. Burke (D-Mass.) accused the administration of the "most spurious excuse I've ever heard" for saying it would take until next March or April to program computers for any Social Securily increase. The administration wants its 30 per cent increase (o go into impossible administratively to put the increase into effect before (hen because of complex computer programming. Burke shouted, "You'll have a lough lime" proving that to the American people, that you've come up here with a weak excuse to deprive the people of what they need." "I resent the implication that I am telling you something I don't believe," the usually quiet Ball said. Burke snid he knew restrictions" had been placed o Bull, nnd Finch interrupted thai '1 resent the implication he had imposed such n slriclions. Rep. George Bush (R-Tex fold Burke lo stop impugnin Finch's motives, . and Burk snapped: "I'm impugning tl administration." Burke told Ball to begin ge ling the computers ready fo a 15 per cent increase. House Subcommittee Indicates It Will Now Back Draft Lottery April. House Demoa parly caucus last effect in crats, at week, agreed lo a ]5 per cent increase effective Dec. 1. The administralion's welfare measure to give minimum $1,600 annual incomes lo all poor families of four, including those who work and are not now eligible for relief, came under attack from Reps. Martha W. Griffiths (D-Mich.) and AI Ullman (D-Ore.). "It looks to me like you're opening up the Treasury of the United Stales in a way il has never been opened up before," Ullman said. Even before Finch could begin his prepared testimony, he came under atlack from Burke. "Maybe the secretary can tell us what is more important to him -- why he can't be here but half a day. 1 have disturbing reporls that he is making By JIM ADAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON ( A P ) House subcommittee Ihat ha shown little enthusiasm fo President Nixon's lottery dral plan has indicated it will bac the administration's idea of call ing up 19-year-olds first. Members of the spccia Armed Services subcommitte would give no details befor sending recommendations on (he lottery proposal lo the fu! committee today. Bui one source told a news man, "You can quote the firs Trio Quits CU Student Paper Business Staff BOULDER (AP) - Three members of the business staf of the University of Colorado student newspaper, -The Daily have quit in an apparent rift over editorial policy. Officials Wednesday snid Peter Nugent, business manager; campaign '"speeches' in CnTifoi? Elai »P McCain:, assistant business manager and Gordon Mc- Glolhlin, advertising manager. The three apparently resigned because they said I he newspaper was not presenting all sides of campus issues fairly. State Demo Head Raps Love for Judicial Picks DENVER (AP) - Slate Democratic Chairman Dim Lynch said Wednesday Gov. John Love was "making a joke of the judicial reform amendment" by appointing largely .Republicans state judicial posts. Lynch said -most of the 43 judges appointed by Love since 19117 have been Republicans, including five of the six new judges named for Hie fledgling Court of Appeals. "Gov. Love is trying ty remake our courts in his own image, bland, sweet and ineffec lual," Lynch charged. Lynch said Ihc judicial appointments should be more balanced between political parties, minority groups and rural nnd urban lawyers. He said there no Mexicoan-Ameriean judge, no Negro and not one from Colorado's Western Slope. The Democratic chairman said the judicial reform amendment passed in 1966 was supposed to "lake judges out of politics." . . . nia." Chairman Wilbur D. Mills (D- Ark.) interrupted lo observe that "we can't control thai. II is all part of this business ol ours, trying to slay in office." Before leaving to attend a Los Angeles dinner for Sen. George Murphy (R-Calif.), Finch said "I hate to leave this arena and "I look forward eagerly lo returning." In his exchange with Ullman, Finch said Ullman's criticism of the welfare reforms was "so valid and lengthy" that "you have given me my homework lor my return." Ullman said Ihat he had been "shocked, frankly almost lo the poinl of being speechless" by Ihe administration's proposal that, he said, would add 10 mil lion people to welfare rolls and is "so completely open-ended that il can only lead to disaster." Ullman said Ihe administration's welfare measures were a "hodge-podge" with "no controls whatsoever'," that they do nothing to halt mushrooming welfare costs or rehabilitate persons to get them off relief. Similarly, Mrs. Griffiths said the proposals do not apply money to break people out of dependency. During Ihe heated exchange on the Social Security increase, Burke wanted to know "Why does the administration have to force old folks lo go through the cold months of this winter to wait unlil nexl April before getting an increase?" Burke's implication was that the administration wanted to delay the increase until 1970 because it is an election year. But Finch insisted it was lied to the administration's effort lo cool off the economy. And Social Security Commissioner Robert M. Ball said it would he paragraph of the Presidenl's lis of priorities if you want lo." Nixon's first item called for youngest-firsl draft call orde 'so thai, a young man would he come less han more vulnerable vulnerable rathe to th drafl as he grows older." Opponents of the lottery ide said Nixon already could carr )Ut a youngest-first syster without new legislation. During five days of hearing.' Defense Secretary Melvin R and Selective Service D: ·ector Lewis B. Hershey loli Ihe subcommittee the loiter vould he the fairest system. Under (he Adminislration pro losal, a late September or earl Mober lottery would delermin he order of the 305 birthdates ii he following year for calling u; 9-year-olds. Men will) Ihe firsl birlhdate Irawn .would likely be draftee he following January and mei vilh the last ones drawn woul ic likely to escape Ihe draft. There are only two alterna ives but neither is as good, ih dministralion officials told tin ubcommittee. One--which Nixon has indicat d he will establish on his own i Congress does not approve the ottery--would let young mei now (heir highest draft suscep- bilily would be near Iheir 2011: irthdays. But they wouldn't know untl 10 draft order was announced a lonth in advance what llieii hances were of being called, ic officials said. They all but dismissed the lird alternative, drafting Ihc idcst 19-year-olds firsl, on rounds men born in January ould be highly susceptible and ion born in December would be Iniost draft exempt. COWBOY BOOT OVERSHOES THE SEEKS RETRIAL I ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ( A P ) j -- The district attorney's office! in Albuquerque has filed a mo-! tion in dislricl court, seeking a j Dec. 1 dale for retrial of Pete' Garcia, 20, of Albuquerque. Garcia's firsl trial on firsl degree; murder charges stemming from 1 the shooting death of Bernalillo Counly sheriff's Sgl. Julian N a r - j vaez, ended in a hung jurv. Dist. Court Judge Gerald D.[ Fowlie denied a motion last; week to set a November date; for the retrial The district attorney's office says if Garcia; isn't retried soon, the prnsecu-i tion case will be seriously affected. ! letas · Copper and Brass · Aluminum · Batteries · Scrap Ircn, Steel Weighed on Certified Scales Andersen's Sales Salvage 1 Miie East on 8'.h St. 352-7797 Don't Be Confused There Are 2 Carpet Stores In Lyons. See the Original 431 Main CALL LYONS COLLECT 823-6677 In Vietnam War DENVER-(AP) -- Gov. '.John Love Wednesday failed to commit himself to a course of ac- ion he thinks America should ake in Vietnam. 'Operation Intercept' Shows U.S.-Bound Dope Trade Scope By ROBERT BERRELLEZ Allocated Press Writer NOGALES, Mexico (AP) The U.H. customs inspector a the border crossing station hac trouble unscrambling the mum bled words of a youth who hac Love spoke with represenla- Just walked over from Mexico, ives of several groups as parti "What's in your mouth?" the " - · - - · · officer finally asked. There was no immediate re. ply, but after some prodding, the youth, an Army private in civilian clothes, spat out a small, moist rubber object. It was a contraceptive device holding nine grains of heroin, enough for two fixes, in Ihe jargon of Ihe modern narcotics cultists. Girl Dies A 20-year-old Phoenix, Ariz., girl died in a motel room here; authorities blamed an overdose of morphine. She had driven af the Vietnam Moratorium Day. I don't think the Vietnam tVar has necessarily been Hi' root of all our problems, but i certainly is the catalyst," Love chairman of the National Gov rnor's Conference, said. "I al 10 think it would be a mistaki o assume if we pull out of Vi tnam it's going to solve all our problems." The governor said he "coulc ot necessarily support" propos- Is for a coalition governmeni u South Vietnam. Henry Frankel, a D e n v e r here for t h e f 'j x usinessman, told the governor lie conflict was hopeless. "We are in a war we never an hope to win," he said. "We iiould disengage ourselves as apidly as possible." Gun Mishap olice Victim Has Surgery DENVER (AP)-A policeman scidentally wounded while in- esligating a house burglary 3tnained in critical condition Vednesday at a Denver hos- ital. Officials said Robert E. San- oval, 29, underwent brain sur- ery for nearly five hours Tues- ay night and Wednesday. He ras shot nt the home of Alexnder Mitchell, 43, of Denver. Investigators said Mitchell pparently fired a .38 caliber evolver at what he thought as a .burglar and the bullet truck Sandoval. Police said Mitchell had been eleased from custody follow- g an investigation. Police hief George Seaton termed le incident "unfortunate." MONTEVIDEO -- Uruguay buying U. S. jeeps for use on On a lonely desert road some 70 miles northwest of here, near Ajo, Ariz., a U.S. Border Patrol roadblock snared two cars with marijuana totaling 800 pounds, Customs officers suspected the load had been parachuted-to a spot in the desert by airborne smugglers. · All this occurred during Operation Intercept, the sharpest 5Jf narcotics vigi! the United Spates has ever put up along the 2,000- mile Mexican border. For nearly three weeks customs officers carefully combed thousands of vehicles leaving Mexico at 3fl border crossing stations. Ground radar and aerial and jeep patrols at unguarded border areas were intensified. Even a marijuana-sniffing dog was pressed into duty at San Ysidro, Calif. "Intercept" has been superseded by Operation Cooperation, a joint effort by the two countries to combat narcotics up 3.202 pounds of marijuana; 78 pounds of hashish, a more po tent version of marijuana; If pounds" of peyote. a hallucinogenic cactus; 3 pounds of heroin; 74,366 pills classified as "dangerous drugs" and three vials of a supposed aphrodisiac They also seized smaller quantities of morphine, cocaine, de- marol, codeine, Percodam--all dangerous drugs if used nonmedically. Figures for a comparative 1968 two-week period with which to measure Intercept's effectiveness are not available. A veteran customs officer says, lowever, the operation discouraged drug traffic. Amount Unknown There's no known way of de- :ermining how , much got :hrough undetected. U.S. and Mexican authorities feel that resent control systems are capable of halting only a fraction of the U.S.-bound traffic. Intensified · narcotics-control activity in Mexico recently has ,urned up dramatic evidence of ;he scope of the drug business in :he country. ' A raid last month by Mexican cavalry in southern Sonora State, 375 miles below the Arizo- border, uncovered a 12-acre marijuana farm, complete with rrigation system, a soil analysis laboratory and harvesting machinery. Eight tons of marijuana were destroyed. production and traffic. The unilateral U.S. effort had come under sharp criticism xom Mexican and American leaders who claimed it was larming relations between the AVO countries and obstructing wrder commerce that totaled il.15 billion last year. During Operation Intercept's 21 days, customs agents turned Another modern farm in the mountains north .of Guadalajara, in south central Mexico had a small, landing strip anc two-way radio equipment. Such developments responsible Mexicans say, indicate that nent organized U.S. criminals have DRGW Ordered To Continue RunningZephyr WASHINGTON (AP) - The f r o m Interstate Commerce Commission ordered the Denver Rio Grande' Western Railroad Wednesday to continue operating LO W its portion' of the' California Zephyr until at least Feb. 14, 1970. ' . , The ICC told the Rio Grande ,hal final action on its discon- ;inuance application must await nolog: a decision on the Western Pacif- :c's bid to drop another segment of the famed passenger train. The Zephyr, a three-railroad operation that follows a scenic route through' the Rocky Moun- :ains, has attracted support 'rom several groups in the West ~.n recent years. The Rio Grande operates the section between Denver and Salt Lake City. The Western Pacific maintains the-portion between Salt Lake City and San Francisco. moved In to finance growers and buyers in the drug trade. Mexicans don't have that kind of money to put into such elabo-'- rate operations, they said. U.S. officials and some promi- Mexican leaders are privately skeptical of the Mexican government's capacity to lift its skeletal narcotics-control iha- chine to top-rate efficiency. Of some 260 judicial police agents 43 are assigned lo narcotics control. Lack of funds and corruption the official bureaucracy- customs agents to generals commanding military zones in the narcotics-producing states--are cited as obstacles. salaries paid customs and narcotics officers, ranging up from $80 to $100 a month, seem to Invite bribes. Dr. Alfonso Quiroz Cuaron, one of Mexico's foremost crimi- jists, says the basic causes of the problem reside in U.S. society. "The question is," he says, 'what creates the market for narcotics- in the United States? iVe must find the deepest roots, .he basic causes and combat ,hem. 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