Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 21, 1973 · Page 2
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 2

Greeley, Colorado
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Saturday, April 21, 1973
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2 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Sat., April21.1973 Efforts to rescue Wyo. snowbound continue By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rescue opera (ions by helicopter and ground vehicles continued today in an attempt to reach an unknown number of travelers stranded on Wyoming highways since late Wednesday night. Meanwhile, snowplow crews attempted to clear those highways and let thousands of irate molorists make it to their Easter destinations on time. Thus far, no casualities have been reported. The vicious spring blizzard that blew into Wyoming Wednesday and clung stubbornly over the mountains for nearly three days finally started to ease up Friday evening, although some light snow continued to fall through the night in central and northeast portions of the state. But the National Weather Service predicted variable cloudiness with only scattered light snow of flurries across the state today and tonight, with partly cloudy skies by Sunday. Temperatures were expected to remain unseasonably cool. Two National Guard helicopters tried twice Friday to reach several motorists snowbound since Wednesday night on Wyo. 59 north of Douglas in central Wyoming, but both attempts were turned back by low ceilings, high winds and blowing snow. Another attempt was to be made this morning. Another Guard chopper flew between Cheyenne and Laramie Friday trying to spot a pickup truck reported missing with two persons in it. But the truck wasn't spotted. Since the storm hit, all hotels and motels have been filled in nearly every town in the eastern half of the state, while many stranded travelers were put up by residents in the snow- stricken communities. The Wyoming Highway Patrol at Cheyenne reported Friday night that many anxious motorists were piling up at some roadblocks, hoping to get back on the road. But by late Friday night, nearly all major arteries in the state remained closed. The only roads reopened were Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to the Nebraska border and Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to the Colorado border. Casper, the largest city to feel the brunt of the storm, still had 17 inches of snow on the ground Friday night. Douglas had 19 inches, Lander 16 and Sheridan 10. A Pacific Power Light Co. work crew was to attempt again today to reach the top of Boysen Peak and repair downed power lines. The don- wed lines have kept television station KWRV at Thermopolis off the air since noon Thursday. A crew tried to reach the area Friday, but was turned back by heavy snow and poor visibility. The National Weather Service also warned Friday that "a potentially dangerous" flood threat exists in the Casper Mountain and Laramie Range areas. The service's office in Casper said the present storm has increased the water potential of snowpack in those areas to 200 per cent of normal. The service said if normal snow melt occurs, serious flooding won't. But it said that high temperatures and rain at the time of peak melting could create serious tributary and dry gulch floods. The service said the flooding could occur on small creeks in the area and in the Laramie River. But it said at this time, it doesn't foresee major flooding on the North Platle River. McCrary accuses son-in-law of murdering Lakewood girl GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -Sherman McCrary accused his son-in-law of killing a 20*year- old doughnut shop waitress in tape-recorded testimony revealed in Golden District Court 'Friday. The defense and the prosecution rested their cases Friday, with the defense calling no witnesses. The case is expected to go to the jury Monday. McCrary, 47, related in the tape-recorded testimony his story of the night the waitress was killed. The tapes was made by police after McCrary was taken into custody. McCrary accused his son-in- law, Carl R. Taylor, of killing Governor keeping eye on land control bill By GORDON G. GAUSS Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) -- Gov. John Love said Fri. he is watching closely suggestions for changes in the bill to give the state tight control over use of land. '.'1 have endorsed it in general, but not paragraph by paragraph or sentence by sentence," the governor said in responding to questions at a Good Friday news conference. The governor said he is optimistic that the legislature will · pass a school aid-property tax cut bill along the lines he has recommended. He said his appeals to the people to let their legislators know how they feel about the school bill and the homestead exemption have brought several letters to his office, all of them favorable. The two measures are considered the most important before Colorado's 38th General Assembly, which is winding up the 16th week of its 1973 session. Love said most of the con- Montrose project not in flood plain, commissioner says Montrose, Colo. (AP) -- Montrose County Commission Chairman Elbert Harris denied Friday that an area being considered by the county for a subdivision plan is susceptible to flooding. "To my knowledge the upper level has never been flooded by waters from the Uncompaghre River," Harris said. He was responding to a warning issued by the Colorado Land Use Commission to Montrose County that the state might issue a cease-and-desist order if the county approves the subdivision plan within a flood plain. The 22.9-acre development would have seven lots. E. F. Sedgley, a state resource conservationist for (he U.S. Soil Conservation Service, said "the area is obviously unsuitable for development." Harris countered that there arc two levels of land bordering the river. The lower level is flood-prone and the upper one is not, he said. Harris added (hut the subdivide!' plans to place nil seven lots on the upper level. The subdivision owners nre listed by the stole as Ralph D., ·Bert Igimd J*ycc Cairns. troversy over the land bill centers about the power vested in a five-member board, and fears have been expressed that its decisions might be arbitrary and not subjected to sufficient guidelines. There has to be broad power, the governor said, adding that he will be interested to see what recommendations are made to alleviate the situation. He reminded reporters that his legislative liaison aide, John R. (Ty) Patterson sat in on the drafting of the bill by a bipartisan group. The governor commented that the school bill reported favorably by the House Education Committee "is not quite the bill 1 suggested." He noted that it does not contain the special exemption granted for owner-occupied homes and the renter-relief program he recommended. Love said he still wants this legislation but that it may have to await an opinion by Atty. Gen. John P. Moore on the legality of the plan. Love emphasized that his suggestion "doesn't take money from the state general fund" to meet the homestead problem. He said concern has been expressed by local governments that his homestead plan will reduce the taxable valuation of their communities and hence will hurt them. In many instances, he said, the valuation will rise above last year's because of growth. He said he is concerned about special districts where mill levies are limited by law and taxes raised will be less than expected. He noted that Denver has a charter limitation of 20 mills of property tax for city purposes and already is levying more than 18.5 mills. Love undecided about water bill DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Love said he has not yet decided what action to take on a bill declaring maintenance of stream flow is a beneficial use of water. Love said he incnds to confer with Water Conservation Director Felix L. Sparks before acting upon the bill, Senate Bill 97 by Sen. Fred Anderson, R- Lovcland. The governor expressed belief several months ago (hat a constitutional amendment should be enacted to ncc"mplish the bill's Intent. Leeora Rose Looney, 20. Her body was found Aug. 23, 1971, in a farm field in northeastern Colorado. The tap-recorded statement was played by a Lakewood Public . Safety Department' agent, Roger Willard, after having been admitted into evidence earlier in Golden District Court. McCrary said Ije and Taylor had been living with their families in a cabin rented in Cheyenne, Wyo. They decided to go to Denver to look for a "plae!e to rob or hijack," he said in the statement. He said they "rode around drinking whisky" until they stopped at the Lakewood doughnut shop for coffee. Taylor ordered McCrary to bring the car to the back of the shop, McCrary said, and Taylor brought the woman out. Miss Looney said, "What are you going to do?"--according to the statement. McCrary said he replied, "I don't know. When I find out I'll tell you." KILLED -- Nebraska State Patrol trooper George W. Amos Jr., above, was shot and killed shortly after 5 p.m. Friday after he had stopped a car on Interstate 80 near Lexington. Two persons were arrested later near Gothenburg in connection with the shooting. (AP Wirepholo) House OKs bill to aid handicapped By CARL MILLIARD Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) - A $17 million bill for the education of Colorado's physically, emotionally and educationally handicapped children won final approval in the House of Representatives Fri., with one lawmaker urging his fellow legislators not to tolerate a cut of one penny by the Senate. Rep. Hub Safran, D-Denver, recalled how the Senate drastically changed a bill for the handicapped last year, substantially trimming the appropriation. But a cosponsor of the measure, Rep. Sandy Arnold, R-Boulder, pointed out that an amendment last year by Sen. Hugh Fowler, R-Littleton, had done more than anything else to make the public aware of the problems of handicapped children. Because of that, Arnold said, the legislature has a device to evaluate the problems of the handicapped and can move further now. The bill carried the names of all 62 house members present for the debate. Colorado is currently spending $12.5 million in a program that is less extensive. The new bill will call for a cooperative effort between the state and the local school district to help the handicapped. The House also gave final approval for a third juvenile court judge in Denver and a second district court judge for Moffat, Routt and Grande counties. MINORITY REPORT by THOMAS T.FARLEY Minority Leader Colorado House of Representatives Tom Farley There is still another crisis in Colorado education today and time has come for us to take our heads out of the sand and recognize it and correct it. We arc not "holding" the Chicano and Black school children in the system with our present teaching methods. And, believe me, it's far cheaper to improve our approach to keeping the dropout "in" than it is to pay the societal costs of welfare and crime too often caused by the dropout that the school system didn't reach. Nearly 1/3 of both the Chicano and the Black students in the system in the 8th grade have dropped out by the 12th grade. If your child is Black he is 5.6 times more likely to leave school prior to the senior year than if he is white. The Chicano is 6.3 times more likely to leave. The estimated college entrance rate for Chicanos in Colorado is the lowest for any group in any state in the U.S.--under 15% The rate for Anglos is over 50%. By the time the Black and Chicano children have reached the 4th grade in Colorado, approximately 60% can't rend at the 4th grade level. This is a tragic measure of our effectiveness. If a student leaves school permanently nil efforts to enrich the quality of education are worthless to him. A person who fails to acquire a high school diploma is denied a basic ingredient for growth, promotion and security. House Democrats are supporting legislation which will fund bilingual education programs in every district with identifiable numbers of children coming from homes where a foreign language is the principal language. This does not mean classes will be taught in a foreign language. It means that teachers will be equipped to use the foreign language as a tool in the first four grades to help the child make the complete transition to the English language. The cost is only $5 million . . . 1/60 of the total state school finance package. We support bi-cultural programs in every school district with significant numbers of minority students. Self identity and pride are important qualities to all. And, finally, we support i n t e n s i v e r e a d i n g programs in all districts for all students having a rending deficiency. This is my comment. Please send your reactions to State Rep. Tom Fnrlcy, State Capitol Bldg., Denver, Colorado. (AdvtrtlMmmt) House gives preliminary nod to nearly dozen bills Friday By CARL MILLIARD Associated Press Writer . DENVER (AP) - Nearly a dozen bills covering subjects ranging from the dispensing of prophylactics to fee increases for livestock brands won preliminary approval in the Colorado House of Representatives during a lengthy Good Friday session. normal. House panel begins death penalty study effective deterrent and termed the penalty a "conspicuous failure." But John Holm, a representa- D E N V E R ( A P ) -- T h e logian, said there is evidence judiciary committee of the Col- that the death penalty is not an orado House of Representatives began deliberation today on a bill to restore the death penalty for certain offenses. The author of the bill, Sen. John Bermingham, R-Denver, said the police officer on the admitted that he is not satisfied with the version approved by the Senate. Bermingham said a so-called "catch all" section which would require the death penalty for anyone killing "after deliber- cally be mentioned in the section of the bill protecting police officers, firemen and other law enforcement officials. The hearing was the first conducted by the House com The bills are expected to be The prophylactics measure, 'up for final approval Monday, already approved by the Sen- clearing the way for lengthy ate, is aimed at curbing the in- debate on a $312 million school creasing rate of venereal dis- finance bill Tuesday morning, ease among Colorado's young people, said Rep. Robert Eckel- House Speaker John Fuhr, R- berrVi R . Li ni e ton. Aurora, said debate on the sla(e , aw curren tly prohibits school bill will begin at 9 a.m. a excepl i icc nsed phar- Tuesday, an hour earlier than macists or me dial agencies from dispensing prophylactics. The new bill would allow them to be sold from vending machines. Rep. Tillman Bishop, R- Grand Junction, opposed the vending machine approach and introduced an a m e n d m e n t which would allow such devices to be sold by any retail store holding a license to sell patent medicines. His amendment required, however, that they be advertised and merchandised live of Denver Police Local 109 open i yi lnus doing away with | he ap- behind-the-cnunler street supports the death penal- p roac (, ty bill. He said assaults on offi- B ecause u would also apply cers have jumped 100 per cent in recent years. He said officers of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation should specifi ation" is too broad. The Senate version of the bill would require the death penalty for anyone involved in a contract killing, a killing of a po- lire officer or fireman in the line of duty, a slaying committed while serving a life sentence, and the killing of prison officers or killings in conjunction with a kidnapping. Bermingham said he felt there might be problems with the "deliberate" definition saying it might be too harsh. "I can see many situations resulting from confrontation," he said. "Many times a deliberate killing has tremendous provocation." Charles Milligan, a representative of the American Civil Liberties Union and a theo- /VK)NT(;(W\EKY vTEWPONTl Loves will spend Easter at home DENVER (AP) - Colorado's first family will spend Easter at the executive mansion, Gov. John Love said today. There will be some Easter egg hunts, he said, for the two grandchildren, youngsters of Dan Love. partment statutes and regulations for maternity hospitals, --increase from four to six the number of hours per day a AFTER EASTER CLEARANCE! MEN'S DRESS SHIRT SALE SPECIAL GROUP! MEN'S LONG SLEEVE DRESS SHIRTS- WERE 3.99 TO $5 SPECIAL GROUP! MWS LONG SLEEVE DRESS SHIRTS - WERE $7 | WHILE QUANTITIES LAST| STOCK UP NOW ON THESE TERRIFIC BUYS! WARDS MEN SHOP CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to i p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. toSp.m. Sunday Highway 34 By-pass at 23rd Ave. to supermarkets and other stores, it would increase the number of outlets, he said. His amendment lost, however. A pair of bills increasing the fee for brand registration from $10 to $25 and setting brand inspection fees on a sliding scale . also were passed. The current miltee and Rep. Ron Strahle, fcc for inspection , s 15 cen ls R-Fort Collins, the committee pcr helld T , ]e , |ew scale is $] chairman, said earlier it would per head for one (o [ive ani . be the major hearing on the ma , s _ 50 Cent5 pcr head from hi"- six to 10, and 20 cents per head on all numbers above 10. The fee increases are neces sary, supporters said, because of increased incidence of rustl ing and large numbers of appli cations for new brands. Other bills approved would: --remove outdated health de- minor under 16 can work after.'": school. :;;v --allow motorcycle instruct' .^ lion to be part of driver educa-;, ·,, lion programs. ,, r ; i .. i --require the driver of a car. striking an unattended vehicle^ to leave his name and the reg 1 .'.' istralion number of his car arid','';, where he can be contacted. '. " --increase the licensing fee,, ' for psychologists from $25 to, ; $50 and giving more' enforcement powers to Ihe stale board. --clarifying suspension provir _^ sions for chiropractors and "* "* lowing them to fnnn into ; fessional corporations. Eagle-Glenwood : ^i 4 lanes promised DKNVER (AP) -- The State?.'* of Colorado has assured the".'n U.S. Department of Trans-'.'.: portalion that it intends to build .': a four-lane divided highway be-'' tween Eagle and Glenwood;' Springs, Gov. John Love said-"' Fri. lie said the assurance was given in a letter he has-_:I forwarded to federal officials. It contained no reference, the ; governor said, to whether Intefc. -;' state 70 shall be routed down Glenwood Canyon or over Cot; --. tonwood Pass. *' CASH for SCRAP METALS · Copper and Brass Aluminum - Batteries i Scrap Iron, Steel Weighed on Certified Scales Andersen's Sales Salvage 1 Mile EasI on 8th St., 352 7797 Junk Cars Picked Up Modest Charge SAVE

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