Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 23, 1973 · Page 36
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M GREELEY (Coh.) TRIBUNE MM.. April 23,1173 Surveillance Greeley Police Officer Dale Novak stands guard atop the automolive center of the Monlgomery Wards store in the Greeley Mall shopping center, Monday morning. Twenty- five Greeley officers surrounded the center when a burglar alarm sounded at 4:11 a.m. Monday. Officers believed a man with a gun was hiding inside, but were unable to locate the suspect. (Tribune photo by Mike Peters) Patrol reports 9 accidents, 1 injury in county over weekend Nine accidents(with one injury) were reported in Weld County over the weekend by the Colorado State Patrol. Archie Carlson, 38, of Platteville suffered internal injuries and a broken leg Sunday when the 1967 auto he was driving rolled off a county road three miles west of Nunn. Carlson's auto received $1,000 damage the patrol said. In another accident, a 1964 car driven by Cecilia Martinez, 26, of Hudson, received $1,000 damage Monday when it rolled off the Godfrey Bottom Road four miles west of U.S. 85 and landed on its top, the Patrol reported. Only $75 damage was received by a 1966 van Sunday ·when it rolled in the median of 1-25 four miles east of Erie. The van, driven by Terrance Dougherty, 23, of Denver, ended up on its top. A 1969 auto driven by Jessup Cross, 59, . of Fort Collins, received $300 damage Sunday when it collided with a 1973 car driven by Marcus Maurin, 26, of Rawlins, Wyo. The Maurin car received $300 damage. A 1967 car driven by Mario Figueroa, 17, of Johnstown, received $400 damage Sunday when it was westbound on Colo. 60 three miles east of John- received $200 damage when it hit a power pole in the south end of the VFW parking lot in Greeley, according to the Patrol. In a two-car accident two miles east of Ault Sautrday,'a 1968 car driven by Lillian Hinze, 43, of Ault received $400 damage when it was hit by a 1966 auto driven by Henrique Moreno of Ault. Moreno's auto received $200 damage. Two semi-trailer trucks stown and hit a ditch bank along collided Saturday four miles the road. east of Ault on Colo. 14. A truck Colo. 60 also was the scene of driven by Theodore Hollinger, an accident involving Mary C. 65, of Haxtun, sidcswiped a Lockhart, 16, of Greeley. Her truck driven by Charles Hesse, car received $200 damage when 38, of La Salle. The Hollinger it rolled two miles east of truck received $800 damage Johnstown. while the Hnssc truck received A car driven by Manuel $1,200 damage, according to Natividad, 21, of Gilcrest the patrol. Colorado Supreme Court overturns ruling that would have shut mine By CARL HII.LIARD Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) -- An El Paso District Court decision which would have shut down Castle Concrete's mining operation on the Front Range near Manitou Springs was overturned by the Colorado Su- preme Court in a judgment handed down today. The high court said a review of the record convinced it that there is insufficient competent evidence to support a finding of private nuisance against the company. The high court said, however, Freight train derails; starts brush fire in Texas EL PASO, Tex. (AP) - Fire- There was no word on the men brought under control a number of crewmen aboard the desert brush fire late Sunday, ( ra in but such trains normally ignited when about 40 cars of a carry a crew of about five, the 104-car Southern Pacific freight SP spokesman said, train derailed about 50 miles east of here. A spokesman for Ihe Texas Department of Public Safety said the freight was carrying flammable fluids, some of which burst into flame after the derailment at McNary's Pass, a sparsely populated section of West Texas. The flames got within about 200 yards of Interstate 10 for a while, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or death, (hey said. A railroad spokesman al El Paso said the freight carried diesel fuel, liquid latex, alcohol and "dangerous liquids" in addition to some unidentified chemicals. The accident posed no threat to homes or buildings, the DPS said. Firemen from the Army's Ft. Bliss here and Fabcns and Sierra Blanca, Tex., battled the fire, fed on the liquid material and desert brush. The railroad spokesman theorized the train jumped Ihe rails when It struck a section rough track, Trail bike mishap hurts Greeley boy A 13-year-old Greeley youth was injured in a freak trail bike accident at 9:42 p.m. Saturday in a vacant lot at 16th Street and 23rd Avenue, police reported Monday. Injured was Randy E. Miller, 1140 33rd Ave. He was admitted to Weld County General Hospital Saturday night with severe scalp lacerations and leg injuries. He was released Monday, police said. should future blasting, dust or other action occur it would be another case and today's decision would not bar persons seeking legal relief. The court admonished, however, that a proper solution will probably lie in legislative rather than in judicial action. Castle has been engaged in limestone quarry activities in the Colorado Springs area for several years and since 1955 has operated a quarry north and west of Colorado Springs. In 1969, t'asll ' ·;-! acquiring property including the Snuder quarry near Manitou Springs and approximately $250,000 in buying the land. In 1970 it started preparation by building an access road and it was (hen (hat a law suit against the company was instituted. Seven area residents initiated the action, seeking a preliminary and permanent order restraining Castle from further operations there. The class action was dismissed, but Ihe claims of Ihe individual plaintiffs -- 11 in all -- remained. The supreme court said 13 days of (rial followed and 5,000 pages of testimony involving ecology and environmental consideration were recorded. The lower court devoted several pages of conclusions lo the Gas blast kills 7 in El Paso EL PASO, Tex. (AP) - "I heard a girl scream, 'Help me!' 1 went running to this first apartment. We started digging those people out of this wreckage, all this mess." Edna Williams was describing the scene immediately after a natural gas explosion early Easter Sunday Killed seven persons and leveled much of an apartment complex about half a mile east of the downtown section. "But I was so scared and upset, I was trembling and everything. I don't know what happened to me," she said. "I was getting ready lo go to church. But after that ... I couldn't go because 1 felt I was needed someplace else." She said she was in her home across the street reading the Bible when the blast occurred about 6:30 a.m. Eight persons were hospitalized today after the low, rumbling blast turned seven of the brick veneer apartments in the L-shaped complex into a pile of concrete and brick debris five feet deep. Firemen said many of the victims were found in or near their beds. Witnesses said the buildings appeared to heave upward, then drop back. "They collapsed rather than caving in from the outside walls," one fireman said. The firemen blamed the explosion on leaking natural gas, 2 men injured in accident Joe Griego, 19, of 3612 Magnolia in Evans, received j$ minor; facial lacerations when the car in which he was riding struck a parked car al 9:49p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of 5th Street, police reported Monday. The driver of (he car was identified as Rick Paul Arnold, 2700 C St. He also received minor injuries in the mishap. Griego was Ireated and released from Weld County General Hospital. The parked car is owned by Emil M. Hejtmaner of Schuyler, Neb. Both cars received $450 damage, police said. saying the leak occurred where street repairs had been made. They said gas was spewing through (he street as far as 100 feet from the apartments. Investigators continued searching today for more leaks in the area. Fire Manhal Joe Wilson said the apartment manager, Hattie Spruiel, was told by residents Saturday they smelled gas "but nothing was done about it." Wilson said Mrs. Spruiel (old him she had noticed the odor of gas in the area the past two years. He said neither the fire Aguirre, believed to be the el- department nor the gas com- der Aguirre's wife; and Miguel pany ever had been notified. Valles Jr., 5, whose father was The dead were identified as injured. Ruben and Celia Padilla, both Of the injured persons, one 17 and newly weds; John Card- was listed in critical condition ner; Rafael Aguirre, 30, and his today, one in poor condition, son, Rafael Jr., 5; Maria two serious and the rest fair. EASTER BLAST -- Fireman and Police clear away wreckage from a tenament apartment in downtown El Paso, which exploded early Sunday, killing seven and hospitalizing 13, several in critical condition. A suspected gas leak, said fire officials, may have caused the blast which left some seven families homeless. (AP Wirephoto) Love signs stream flow bill DENVER (AP) -- A bill passed by the Colorado Legislature declaring maintenance of stream flow to be a beneficial use of water was signed today by Gov. John Love. The governor's action probably sets the stage for a law- suit in one of the Western Slope signature was released through water courts to determine his office without elaboration, whether the law is con- Signing of the bill brought lo Feldhaus enters race for Aims Committee Donald T. Feldhaus, 30, of Greeley has announced his candidacy for the six-year position on Ihe Aims College Committee. In announcing his candidacy Feldhaus said, "the reasoning on my part for seeking this seat stems from a long-time interest in Aims dating back (o 1965 and Donald Feldhaus its inception. It was also spurred by a seemingly lack of interest in the scat at first. At the outsel, (he eommunily college and what it represents has appealed to me, and reflecting on the value to date, I feel Aims is the best thing to happen in the community for education during Ihe past to years. "This is not to imply that everything is perfect, no, what it does mean is the school in six shorl years of operation has taken valuable direction. "It was little surprise to me to read last week that nearly all of the 1972-73 enrollment growth in institutions of higher learning occurred in the two-year community and junior colleges. This speaks for what I'll refer to as sense of relevance. The eommunily college offers to the local area programs that have meaning and value al a low cost. Anyone interested in furthering Iheir experiences of learning, (raining and know- how in general has the op- Officer Clarence Oliver cco , ogica | effect of quarrying Portumty al Aims, reported the boy was following ,,,, , he ,,,,.,,,,, Range bu , |he Su . 'I speak w i t h preme Court said il specifically k " owll!d Ee »f "hat Aims is all ruled testimony was irrelevant aboul sincc ' obtained business another boy on his trail bike on the lot when the first bike hit a guy wire to a power pole. The pole apparently fell on Miller's bike, and struck him on the head. The Home Light and Power Company was notified when Officer Oliver found hoi wires on the ground from the downed pole. and not considered on the issue traini "8 nl Ai 'ns and personally on whether the injunction was experienced a more stimulated proper approach lo learning. The There wns confusion, Ihe su- M *W '""Personalized, com- preme court said, in Ihe lower P lltcrizc d approach is nearly court ruling on Ihe nuisance non e*i*'«"l «' Aims, question when il noted il was " Pnrt of mv experience at taking judicial notice on the A . i "!, s .TM nsislsl , of . s '; rving on j hc value of tourism lo Ihe region. Student Senate. This background, plus . my e d u c a t i o n a l t r a i n i n g background has acquainted me with the students, faculty and administration, thus the transition lo serve as committee member would be smooth one. In addition to the immediate areas of the college itself, is the community. "Committee members must continually assure themselves that the college is in fact serving the community needs. To date Aims has done a good job in meeting most needs but some voids do exist, mainly with Coop training programs. "Therefore, if elected, an effort on my part would be directed at emphasizing co-op training programs. This approach allows the student to receive the theory and technical training related to a given occupation and simultaneously apply the training on the job. This approach would be dependent on the desired occupation in relation to total time en- volvement. "This co-op approacli could be geared lo (he many facets of the eommunily with yearly cross-sectional survey of Ihe community providing Ihe input for these programs. "In addition to (lie above areas of concentration, I'll see lhal (he following areas receive the close attention needed from a committee member: 1) Dedication lo serve Ihe job well. 2) Uudgeling thai provides funds for continued growth in line with a well developed master plan, attractive salaries lo secure and retain lop-notch faculty and administrators and deserving programs such as special needs and vocational. 3) Achieve full accreditation as soon as possible. 4) Last, but by far not least, possess an open mind lo listen and evaluate all circumstances, before acting. "II is my sincere pledge lo provide Ihe dedication to get Ihe job done well." Feldhaus is currently cm- ployed by Kodak of Colorado and is completing work on a bachelors degree at the University ol Northern Colorado. stitutional. Love, in his message to the legislature last January, called for a constitutional amendment to establish the principle. Sen. Fred Anderson, R-Lovcland, and Rep. Michael Slrang, R- Carbondale, decided, however, to try passage of (he measure and if its constitutionality is upheld by the courts, there will be no need for (he constitutional amendment. Love said when the bill reached his desk last week that he had some questions about its Youth electrocuted CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) Clinton Nichols, 15, was found dead at his home Sunday, apparently (he victim of elec- Irocution from an old television set, the Fremont County Sheriff's reported today. Nichols was found dead in the bathroom of his home by his father and mother late Sunday afternoon. A sheriff's spokesman said the youth was apparently preparing to take a bath and in- constitutionality. Al the time he tended lo watch the television said he mighl make a stale- when the ancient model and a ment when he acted on the bill, wet floor combined lo cause Ihe but the announcement of his fatal shock. 87 the number of measures approved by Ihe governor (his year. He has not yet vetoed any proposal. After the bill passed (he Senate, the House of Representa- lives senl an interrogatory lo Ihe Supreme Court asking an advance ruling on Ihe measure's constitutionality, but (he high court rejccled the request. The rejection was one of the factors which led Rep. Charles M. "Bud" Edmonds, R-Manitou Springs, to lead a drive paring judicial pay increases. A House committee, at Edmonds' suggestion, trimmed pay raises proposed for judges lo $2,500 yearly. The full amount, $7,500 for the Supreme Court, could be restored by Hie House during debate. Tree disfribufors Arlcne Criggcr, 8, daughter of Irene Macklcy of Evans, foreground, and Lori Rhondnrmcr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rhondnrmcr of 3924 37lh St., help distribute trees lo Greeley residents last weekend. The Evans Ag 4-H club helped distribute the 3 000 trees, given away by the Greeley National Bank. Bank officials said they will order more for planting .by the City Parks Department (Tribune photo by Mike Peters) 4

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