Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 6, 1976 · Page 2
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te Idaho Free Press « The News-Tribune, Saturday. March 6, 197-2 daho notified to cancel Heyburn Park leases )£i By Margaret Bailey J-JBOISE (UP!) - The U S Jgeparlment of interior notified ·jaaho Friday (he state must .HJimeflialely cancel all leases to tWivate parties for land at jifcyburn State Park or return '«" pioperiy to the federal public park and for no purpose is a substantial use inconsistent inconsistent th,.r BU ,ith ,,,,,! .wi with the condition set forth in Ihe 1911 conveyance that the^elands . *'.«A«orncy General Wayne Kid- J*ell said he Ihoughl the order I h e U. S. Solicitor ,..__, ed "o ralher cavalier 'attitude on Ihc part of the pterior Department" and he ?*fs preparing for a "longlhv {Sjurt battle." ' *jThere arc 200homesites in the ygark which was deeded to the !3t|ite in 1911 under the condition yk? property be used as a park, jl^srthern Idaho Indians have i^Sked that the land be returned ltd', them because they feel the |late has breached (he con- djlions of the deed by issuing the ]ejises. ::J!'The expressed conditions in «ie 1911 conveyance are that the lands shall he used and maintained by the stale solely as a we have reached the conclusion for the reasons set forth in Ihis letter thai Ihe Slate of Idaho is not in compliance wilh the conditions of (he conveyance and thai, unless the state undertakes immediate corrective action, all Ihc lands included in the 1011 deed are subject to forfeiture lo the Uniled States." The solicitor pointed out Ihht Ihe lessees, who oblain leases for lengths up to 10 years with exclusive rights and privileges lo possess and use Ihe properly are required to make sub' slanlial improvements on the ?s within two years or be lo cancellalion. Commercial purposes are prohibited. "In our view," the solicitor said. "Ihe leasing of these areas by the state and the use thereof by Ihe lessees for private homes Government okays AF dam contracts conditions contained in the conveyance." The solicitor told Kidwell the department is requesting Idaho lo undertake immediate correct i v e measures "lo make alt of the area within Ihe park available solely for public park purposes, to maintain all of its land and water within Ihc park al a suilable standard for use by the visiting public, and (o lake corrective action to eliminate existing pollution fiom sources under your control." Kidwell said, "I am not willing, at this point, lo abide by some lawyer in the Interior D e p a r t m e n t I d l i n g us his opinion of what he thinks the law oul lo be." "I think Idaho has acted in good faith in issuing ihose leases and we are wiling to lalk to the Interior Department .... but it I'lvERICAN FALLS. Idaho ItffH - Assistant Secretary of Inferior Jack 0. Horlon an- njwiced approval Friday of a series of proposed contracts wirnch will clear the way for replacement of Ihe American 'i Dam on the Snake River, said (he contracts. a f t e r execution by present reservoir spaceholders. Idaho Power Company and (lie Bureau of Reclamation, will permil (he American Falls Reservoir Distric! to undertake financing and construction of the r e p l a c e m e n t dam and associated facilities on behalf of Thomas Creech |-eady to hang' .gOISE ( U P I ) -· Thomas Eugene Creecli said Friday he is "(S«dy to hang," bul he still wants to contest two psychiatric' rsctirls finding him sane. (Fourth District Court Judge J. Rjjy Durtschi agreed to allow C^cli ; SBttorni;'to examine on Ih^'itncss'stand the authors of thfc-reports. psychiatrists Karl Hjjmislon and Michael Estess. atvit hearing March 25. feriday's hearing was the foh/th court session at which Duclschi has delayed sentencing Creech, 25, for the murders of IwVJ- drifters near Donnelly in November, 197-1. Ejnrtschi earlier had denied motions by Creech's attorney. Brjjce Robinson, for a new trial and! for Ihe verdicts to he o v e r t u r n e d , but agreed in January lo Robinson's motion thaj: Creech be examined by psyjhialrisls before sentencing. Idaho law allows a sanity finding before sentencing. "I'm ready to hang now, because there is nothing else left and I'm tired." Creech wrote in a letter dated Friday and filed with Ihe court, Idaho'law makes (he death · penalty ,bj hanging m a n d a t o r y ' fcr firslde'gree' murder. Bul in a handwritten brief Creech presented to the court Friday, he said he fell he was not given a fair evaluation by Ksless and llnmiston. Robinson said he had no desire lo examine the psychiatrists because he had no evidence to conflict with their reports finding Creech sane. But he agreed to examine the men on Creech's behalf at the March 25 hearing. The judge declined to rule on another request by Creech for a new (rial until ihe psychiatric question is settled. all spaceholders. Congress a u t h o r i z e d local financing of the replacement program in 1073 afler considering the alternlive of federal construction. In'1975, Congress also approved special legislation allowing Hie district to issue lax exempt bonds for the program. Under this financial arrangement, half of Ihc estimated $40 million cost of Ihe dam will be paid by water user groups and the other half will bo paid by (he Idaho Power Company in relurn for use of the failing water for hydroelectric paver generation. Oiiberl G. Slamm. commissioner of r e c l a m a t i o n , said deteriorating concrete in (he original dam is limiting reser voir storage lo two-thirds of the normal capacity of 1.7 million acre-feel. i Slamm said tho replacement diim will tesiore to Ihe spaceholders some 575.000 acre- feel of active storage capacity. The original dam was con- stucled in 1027 as part of the Minidnka Project. H provides i r r i g a t i o n w a t e r for 900.000 acres of farmland in (he Upper Snake River Basin. Horlon said ihe decision (o approve the forms of the proposed contracts was made "after a great deal of delibera- t i o n " and meetings in Washington Ihis week lo consider objections of some of (he water user groups involved. · r WAS tMkiag kick to »e* if yo« wtre iMktof b*ek I*MC U \ w«« looking back to itt If you were looking back al me..." ( S l a l f l ' h o l o h y \ l c k l , n n K ) Tuesday w i l l discuss, the problem. The land board has issued Ihe deeds over Ihe pasl three decades. Kidwell also talked wilh Sen. James McClure, R-Idaho, "and I have been assured by the senator himself thai he will begin work on legislalion to amend the 1911 federal conveying document Dial gave the land to Idaho, to allow Ihis type of reasonable use by Idahoans." An amendment lo the legislation would be Fasler and less expensive than a court battle, he said. In additiun, he feels from previous lalks with Idaho's senators and congressmen lhal the entire Idaho delegation will assist wilh such action. McClure also lold Kidwell he will look at the possiblity of introducing private relief bills to convey the ownership to (he private lease holders, some of whom are residents of the State of Washington. MEMBERS OF THE Lammlck Unlimited Co. are busv preparing their product, splatter paint pictures, at the Sixth Annual Southwest Idaho Trade Fair at Karcher Mall this morning The trade fair consists of 19 Junior Achievement companies offering products for sale. Junior Achievement is a non-proht business program offering high school students an education in ihe free enterprise system. II is sponsored by area businesses which provide adult supervision lo the sludent firms. Items available al the trade fair, which ends lonighl at 9, range from macrame to trouble lights and from lurlle blackboards to tables. (Staff Photo) Two reviews Production 'outstanding' °h L B W ^- L !r ~ The cmnbin « i efforts of the College of ah English Department and Scarlet Masque paid of Scon Smilh ably portrays a duke who decides "o check" u p o n the behavior of his cohorts in his absence. Ho leaves Viema only to return disguised as a friar who immediate!-.- gets' caughl up in Ihe action. · E In his absence, the duke has lefl Escalus [Scoll Hvder) and Angelo (Scotl Alan Zuckman) in charge. In an alt mp to crack down on loose moral character that has been rampant /RriinT'-iM 1 1° u^u 6 l ° m a k C ^ CXam P' C Cf ClaU li° (Brian .Smith) who has been brought before the court on a morals charge Claudio is sentenced lo death, but soon sends his sister Isabella (Miriam Kunkel), who is about to take her final vows as a nun, to plead for his life Angelo is smitten wilh (he ever-virtuous Isabella and agrees to save Claudio's life if she will sacrifice her virginity for the cause. Through the duke's manipulations, both Claudio s life and Isabella's virginity are saved and Escalus misdeed 8 ^ ul(imalely forcei (0 acknowledge their Despite Ihe initial difficulty of attuning one's ear lo ihe Elizabethan language used in the play, the quality of the acting quickly allays this problem All of Ihe lead characters gave excellent performances and another noteworthy interpretation was given by Armando uuran in (he role of Lucio, an opportunistic man whose fickle nature eventually leads lo his downfall "Measure for Measure" will be presented again tonight al 8.15 al Jewell Auditorium and area play-goers can look forward to a rare opportunity lo see an outstanding Shakespearean produclion done by talented local players Prnny Young Singers praised for performance NAMPA - A crash of drums, a rippling spotlighted American Hag on Ihe stage of the darkened auditorium and 19 volcessmging "The Star Spangled Banner" in the foyer that was the opening of the \orthivcslerners' Bicentennial Concert Friday night. Northwest Nazarene College's seasoned songsters directed by Dr. D.E. Hill, devoted ihe first half of Iheir program lo patriotic and national selections, in keeping with the Bicentennial theme. The second half - still very American - consisted of selections from Meridilh Wilson's musical comedy of the early 1900s, "The Music Man." From beginning to end, Ihe songs were sung wilh the lull blend of good young voices Nampa audiences have come to expect from Ihis collcgegroup - as well as listeners in many other places where the Northweslcrners have loured Coslumcs, lighting and staging rounded out ihe program's effect, and narration by Gaymon Bennett kept the themes of the evening tied together. An organ solo by Connie Dare Hensley, an inlricatc arrangemenl of variations on "America" by Ives icn! a change of pace lo Ihe program and broughl prolonged an- plause from ihe audience. Though the auditorium was less than filled, probably Iwo- Inirds to threc-fourlhs so, there was ample applause from the opening to (he final number - "Sevenly-Six Trombones" and lhal one was brought back for a repeal performance as an encore. Loudest applause of the program went to Steve Jahn for his solo presentation of "Ya Got Trouble," backed by the accompaniment of his fellnw singers. Rut a close second may have been ihe truly beautiful arrangement of "Till There was You," by the voices of Ihe 10 girls alone - or a half- dozen other numbers. There were no low spots anywhere An outstanding feature was Ihe group of spiritual and secular folk songs that followed the opening patriotic numbers. All were songs not commonly heard, and all were well-arranged and superbly sung, flow often have you heard "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair," an Appalachian folk song full of tenderness? Or the Yankee farmer song "The Sow Took the Measles?" *' " vo « missed Ihe Nprthwcstornors' Bicentennial Concert Friday nighl, you missed some good music and lop en- tertainmenl. But there is still one more chance tonighl The program will be presented again at 8 p.m. at Ihe NNC Science Lecture Hall, and tickets will be available at Ihc door al $1.50 for adulls and ;i for studenls. A/ler lhal, if you missed il - you missed it. A.E.H. House vote approves hike in gasoline tax Bulletin v SH v n ms PTM"*TM MeasureTM Stlakesprare s bawd y com «dy, "Measure for Directed by D. Jerry White and E.A. Greelev, the play Maw oi , n ,f r tl rfeCl °" medic timing and excell «« ^ting highlighted w,.h beauliful period costumes and an innovative set designed by Dr. John Ford Sellers ih^' lh ° u S h ,a. comedy, has a great social message C U BOISE IUl'1) - By a single vote, (he Idaho Senate refused today lo reconsider Ihe vote by which it passed a House-approved measure lo boosl the state's gasoline lax fiy one cenl. The vole was 17-18 against reconsidering the 23-12 vote by which Ihe measure was approved Friday. The hill, which would increase the tnx from si 2 lo 9' 2 cenls per gallon, now goes to (he g o v e r n o r for his c o n - sideration. tax a penny per gallon, raise the carregistralion feea flat $9, and limit Law Enforcement's share of the motor vehicle fund. Scnalors took up the gasoline (ax and regislralion fee bills under suspension of r u l e s , passing Ihe gasoline (ax 23-12 and killing the fee hike 12-23. Then, they moved to reconsider the fee hike and tried unsuccessfully (o hold it on the calendar until Monday. There was also was a move to hold the gasoline tax bill on the calendar until Saturday. After a scries of parliamentary wrangles the Senate adjourned for the day. crease (rip permil fees -- also would raise an a d d i t i o n a l 5700.000 for cities and Sl.l million for counties and highway districts. liep. Larry .lackson, R-Boise, with a surprising assist from Rep. C. L "Butch" Otter, R- Caldwell. steered Ihe key bill -Ihe gasoine lax increase -through an hour-long debale to passage. 44-26. Jackson said the money is needed lo match federal funds and to maintain and rehabililate existing roads. He said a gasoline tax increase makes sense as a source for (he money because everybody who uses the highways pays il - be it an Idaho lourisl -visiting.'-' If enacted inlo law (he pS KT*r -K^MSS TT * ESSMK WM^MS '-'e nobody likes to raise Ceeb t p c k a g e ^ s e $ B l T^"* EaSt0r " Scab ° ard ' laxes '·'?«^own the road ;,,,ion mULrsuS sl -±2ntri^air liwouldincrease the gasoline rSC^hKn h Mews briefs Lawsuit filed TWIN FALLS, Idaho ( U P I ) The Sierra Life I n s u r a n c e C o m p a n y f i l e d a libel suil Friday in Fifth Dislrid Court against the Twin Falls Times- N'ew.s. its publisher, managing editor and a reporter seeking $36 million damages. The suit alleges Ihc Times- News libeled Ihe Twin Falls- pond al Bcker I n d u s t r i e s phosphate plant showed a high level of phosphoric acid and concentrations of heavy metals reports revealed Friday. . Samples taken by Ihc Stale Heallh and Welfare Department found cadmium and vanadium present in the waslewaler. Cadmium levels were 100 times . ""- · "AH t aus- vi.ui.iiuiii ICVL-IS seie my imies based insurance company by the greater t h a n in regular water continuous publication of false .Monty .Marchus, an environ- slalements concerning (he menial engineer for (he Deparl- nnancial condition of Sierra Life menl of Health and Welfare and Ihe quality of investment of Environmental Division said policy holder funds. Ihe level is "pretty bad." The health dcparlmonl will A release from the insurance company president, Fred Frazer, said. "The suit further alleges [hat Ihe Times-News had sent copies of libelous arlicles concerning Sierra Life lo people oulside of (he state, thus not qualifying the newspaper lo claim 'freedom of Ihe press.'" . The suil n a m e s publisher William E. Howard, managing editor Richard G. High and reporter William Lazarus. Sierra Life further claims t h a t some -10 articles published by Ihe Times-News over Ihe pas! five months constitutes a pal- tern of harassment designed to destroy (he business purpose of Sierra in violation of state law. SODA SPRINGS, Idaho ( U P I ) -- Samples taken of floodivalers spilled Tuesday from a seltling Visitations restricted CALDWELL - Temporary visitation restrictions have been imposed al Caldwcll Memorial Hospital due lo the "extensive amounl of flu" in the area. Only immediate members of Ihe palienl's family -- who are 18 years of age or older - will be allowed visitation until further notice, according to Don Francis, hospilal administrator. Francis noted cooperation of Ihc public "would be greatly appreciated" in helping control the cross-spreading of flue both inside and oulside the hospilal. The restriction would probably be. in effect for 10 days or two weeks, ho added. continue monitoring wells and taking samples to make sure (here is no contamination from the waslewaler. MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho ( U P I ) - A robber who showed a clerk part of a gun in his pocket held up a Circle K store in Mountain Home Friday night, fleeing on fool with an undetermined amounl of money Ihe Elmore County Sheriffs Department reported. The robber entered Ihc store about C:!5 p.m. and lold a clerk, who was working alone al the ... sooner or later a decision has to be made at what level we're going to f u n d highways," Jackson said. He said the legislature put off the question last year by putting general fund surplus into Ihe highway fund He said Ihe decision no longer can be avoided. Rep. P e r r y Swisher, D- Pocalello, said (here al present is a If, cents per gallon disparity in gasoline prices -- depending on whether the customer wants to pump his own gas or have an attendant do it. He suggested that a one-cent increase in the tax really wouldn't be noticed or fell in that context. Minority Leader Patricia L McDcrmolt, D-Pocalello, said she was a lawmaker who promised not to vote for an increase in ihe gasoline lax She stuck by her guns on the roil call - mil she said the bill was a good one and urged others lo support il. Rep. Jack Kennevick, HBoise recalled when the legislature increased Ihe tax five yeas ao by !':· cents a gallon" and the dealers raised prices (wo cents a gallon - picking up a half -cenl a gallon profit. He said he would favor simply a one-half cenl increase at this time to offset lhal gain. But Rep. Mclvin Hammond. D-Re.xburg. said thai would not do Ihe job. He said Ihe service stalionssimply would raise (heir prices a full penny ,,nd grab another half-con! profit. time, lo hand over (he store's receipts. Although the robber The llo " s e approved Ihe gas did not pull a v;eapon, he showed '? x ""'"rase 44-27, ihcn passed the clerk p.irl of a gun to in- l h o c a r rt eistralion fee hike 45- dicatc he was armed, Detective ami ltle f u n l '''lift for Law Dennis Nyc said. Enforcement. 52-18. "···^·^·'OPEN TILL 9:00*BOMMM Part of the 17 reasons you should come to us for INCOME TAX FUwon 1. We are Income lax specialists We ask the right questions. We dig for every honosl deduction. We warit lo leave no stone unturned to make r,ure you pay the smallest legitimate tax. HR BLOCK THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE Also in i Soars! Oow^own ,

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