Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 28, 1969 · Page 1
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Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, October 28, 1969
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Mayoral Candidates Present Their Views Statements of all the candidates for city offices are being published this week by the Tribune to inform the voters of the views of the candidates. I The statements of the three candidates for Mayor are being published today. Statements of Ward I candidates'for councilman will be printed Wednesday, Ward II candidates Thursday and Ward III candidates Friday. · · The election will be held in Greelcy Tuesday, Nov. 4. Also on the ballot at that time wil be two amendments, one deal ing with repealing current liquor laws, the other with a populai vote on'the city manager. Dr. Richard Perchlik Dr. Richard A. Perchlifc, professor of political science at Colorado State College, submitted the following statement in regard to his candidacy for mayor: "I am grateful to have the opportunity to run for the vital office of mayor. I accept this challenge with humility-before the people and -pride in -Greeley's accomplishments."These accomplishments r ward moving : leadersliip; I am fleet the wisdom of th'ose who created a town with 'wide ave- nues'and-green'parks, a peaceful town with unlimited prospects for growth.' · "The heritage.of Greeley includes the value o f ' a truly American community in which the people-govern and government is the servant of the people. - - : - ' . ' . ! "In the 13 years I have lived here I have come to appreciate the vision of Greeley's ''early leaders in, building a community of beauty and balance, and I am impressed by the warmth and friendship of our people. It is for these reasons, among others, that 'I- 'have chosen Greeley for a home for myself,my wife and my four children. "It is because I believe .'in Greeley and its' future that I (Continued on Page 21) Tern Rapp Councilman Tom Rapp, who is seeking election as mayor Nov. 4, said in regard to his candidacy: "The next two years are going to be problem years for Greeley. Our city is going to experience rapid growth and many new problems.will be added to our existing ones...'. "These years are going to require strong, imaginative, for- willing to ; give the needed time this.leadership will require. "This along with my council experience, business background and desire, to serve qualifies me;'for this office. Campaign Stand "As mayor, I would: VI. Initiate a fast solution to Ireeley's sewer problem. "2. Push for improvements of streets and drainage. "3. Work with county officials to reduce their dump fees. "4. Continue-to improve our excellent water resources. "5. Give the mayor's office the time it deserves. "6.'Meet weekly with citizens to!, hear suggestions and complaints. "7. Support CSC and help obtain university status. "8. Keep the budget in line (Continued on Page 21) Dorothy Zabka Mayor Dorothy Martin Zabka, who is seeking reelection to a third term as mayor of Greeley, said Monday that as mayor during the post four years she has devoted many hours to the problems of Greeley and pledged she would continue to do so if reelected. Her statement continued: "My past record shows that I have tried to do what I felt was best for the city and the wishes of the citizen. "The future is giving us a go- ahead that calls for experience in judgment and honesty with the future of our city. We have several problems such as the city sewer plant and zoning that need immediate attention." Correction Underway Mrs. Zabka contended that some of the issues raised by Councilman Tom Rapp and Dr. Richard Perchlik, her opponents for the mayor's office, are already in progress of correction by her administration. "A meeting has been arrangec to meet with the Monfort offi cers regarding our sewer prob lems at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov 3," she announced. "The public is invited to attend the meeting which will be at the City Complex. "The street and drainage (Continued on Page 21 Written by Horace Greeley in 1871 AND THE GREELEY REPUBLICAN VOL. 62-NUMBER 1 GREELEY, COLORADO TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 196» WEEKLY TRIBUNE ESTABLISHED 1870 Arab Attacks on Lebanes Dim Hopes for Settle men By ELIAS ANTAR Associated Press Writer BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - fhe Lebanese government re- iorted new attacks by Arab guerrillas on Lebanese villages md army posts during the light. The attacks dimmec lopes for negotiations to settle he week-long crisis. The attackers used rockets md heavy mortars in their trikes on the town of Rachaya and the village of Mashta Hasan. An army post at Aiha also the government vas raided, aid. One Lebanese soldier was re- jorted killed and four wounded Three guerrillas died, three vere wounded and four were aken prisoner, the governmeni aid. It also reported that in the ocket attack on Rachaya, 31 miles southeast of Beirut, a woman was killed when her souse received a direct hit. Fighting Continues Intermittent fighting continued this morning at Ihe Aiha army post, five miles from the Syrian border. Guerrillas occupying Ihe vil- age of Yanta brought in reinforcements Monday night to consolidate their hold, the government said. Yanta was overrun Friday night. The presence of guerrillas at ftachaya and Mashta Hassan brings to 32 the number of localities where they have been reported. Since the present crisis began, the guerrillas have occu pied four village? in eastern ant southern Lebanon. Earlier in the night, bazooka; hit an American oil' tank, anc shooting and bombs erupted i: Beirut as Lebanese officials pre pared for peace talks with th leaders of the guerrillas. Huge flames hit the night sky in the oil port of Sidon after two bazookas, apparently fired bj expansion project at Monfort Packing Co., north of Greeley, will begin next week, Kenneth Monfort, president, announced Tuesday. The construction, which will enble the packing plant to initiate a double production shift, will consist of two new buildings providing for additional The Weather 1:30 p.m. temperature: 44 (CSC report as of 6 a.m.) High Monday __ ..._ 46 Low 36 Barometer 30.02 falling Precipitation --.none Total for year 15.97 Normal through Oct._..11.65 The highest temperature ever recorded here on Oct. 28 was 81 degrees in 1933. The- lowest on record for the same date was 19 degrees in 1954. The sun will rise Wednesday at 6:25 a.m. and sets 'at 5:02 p.m. (MST). NORTHEAST COLORADO -Increasing cloudiness tonight with a chance of rain or snow and continuing Wednesday cooler Wednesday; low tonight 30s and low 40s; high Wednesday 40s and Tow 50s; precipation probability 30 per cent tonight; 60 per cent Wednesday. COLORADO -- Mostly cloudy with occasional snow in mountains and occasional rain or snow lower elevations tonight and ending western valleys Wednesday; cooler tonight and most sections Wednesday; low tonight 30s and low 40s lower elevations, 20-30 mountains; high Wednesday 40s and low 50s lower elevations, 30s high mountains. WYOMING -- Mostly cloudy with occasionaf rain or snow lower elevations and. show mountains, diminishing from west Wednesday; cooler tdnight and most sections Wednesday; low tonight 25-35 'lower' elevations, around 20 mountains; high Wednesday 35-45 lower elevations, 25-35 mountains. -- Secretary of Defense Melvin R, Laird says the Nixon admin- stration is reviewing foreign \ Expansio Go at Moi cooler storage and a new cafeteria and fockcr room. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is the primary contractor. Monfort estimated the construction at $1.5 million and refrigeration and other equipment will amount to $500,000. Both buildings, to be located on the northwest side and immediately adjacent to the presr ent plant, will contain two floors each. The largest, which will provide cooler space for fabricated boxed meat products and rail storage for 1,600 head of n Plans nfort Plant carcass beef, will consist of 37,870 square feet on each of the two floors. The smaller building will have 7,600 square feet on each floor. The smaller structure will provide locker space on the second floor for an additional 500 to 600 employes who will comprise the second shift at the plant and added facilities for the U.S. Department of Agri- fculture meat inspection em- iployes. On the main floor, a new cafeteria will provide eat(Continued on Page 6) holes in a 100,000-barrel oil tank of the American-owned Trans- arabian Oil Pipeline Co. It took 'iremen 2% hours to extinguish the blaze. In Beirut, unidentified men opened up with machine guns on i police station in the Moslem 3asta area. Reinforcements vere rushed to the scene, and he attackers retreated after a 5-minute exchange. There was 10 report of casualties or arrests. Shooting also broke out near he El Raml prison, and a woman was injured by a stray bul- et. Beirut Bombed Residents reported bomb ilasts in various parts of Beirut luring the night, apparently as one result of the lifting of the curfew from 3 a.m. fo 8 p.m. ot me district are to Be elected and installed. Councilman George Hall o Greeley presently is president o .he district. Other officers are Roland Purifny, Fort Lupton nayor, vice president; Glen A. 'ctcrson, Broomfield councilman, secretary; and Max Ham- nans, Lyons trustee, treasurer. District 7 is one of 13 league districts created to bring lo- jelher municipal officials to discuss and solve problems of mutual interests. Cities and towns expected to e represented at the meeting here in addition to Greeley are Ault, Berthoud, Boulder, Broom- ield, Dacono, Eaton, Erie, Eses Park, Evans, Fort Collins, r ort Lupton, Garden City, Gilcrest, Hudson, Jamestown, Johnstown, Keenesburg, Lafay- (Conlinued on Page 6) U.S. World Police Role May Be Dropped: Laird STEVENS POINT. Wis. (API cuttine back America's roln as Laird said Mondav the execu- Laird said he was seeking n Vietnam Action Allies Kill 100 Enemy By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) -- Allied forces dlled nearly 100 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in fighting across South Vietnam late Monlay and early today, and U.S. 352s pounded enemy base camps along the Cambodian border north of Saigon, the U.S. Command reported. Casualty reports listed two Americans wounded. Although no American dead were announced, a U.S. spokesman said :here probably were some killed n small actions not included in .he communiques. U.S. forces killed 18 enemy in two small fights in provinces along the border, 12 of them in a clash a few miles from where^ the B52 raids hit. A cruising hel-| icopter gunship was fired on from the ground and attacked the enemy position. Air Force er about 27 miles north of Saigon. Five enemy were reported killed in one fight Monday evening and 14 more in an early morning ambu.ih of a North Vietnamese unit crossing the river. One American was re- F100 fighter-bombers joined in ported wounded. and 12 bodies were sighted on the ground afterward, the command said. Troops of the 1st Air Cavalry Division killed six men in a fight 66 miles northwest of Saigon, the command said. One American was reported wounded. U.S. Headquarters reported two clashes involving U.S. troops patrolling the Saigon Riv- South Vietnamese headquarters reported 32 enemy killed in two Mekong Delta battles 127 miles southwest and 113 miles- west of Saigon. It said government casualties were "very light." In the northern provinces, elements of the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division battled a company-size unit Monday 21 miles west of Hue. Vietnamese Hogan Slates Speech Here On Thursday Lt. Gov. Mark Hogan will be .he featured speaker at the an- lual fall men.ting of District 7 of the Colorado Municipal League here Thursday evening. About 175 officials from cities and towns in the district are expected to attend the meeting, for which the city of Greeley is host. The event will begin with dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Hogan, an undeclarec candidate for governor in 1970, will speak on the topic, "State of the State," following the diner. After his address, new officers Hause Candidacy Believed Legal By FRANK COLOHAN Tribune Staff Writer A study of the facts involved and Ihe legal requirements ol residency conclusively eslab- ish that J. Gilbert (Gil) Hause is qualified to run as a candidate tor Ward II councilman. This is the belief of Rober A. Ruyle, local attorney wh was retained by the committee for the nomination of Gil Hausi to check into the residency re quirements prior to the filing o: Ilause's nominating petition. Ruyle Tuesday disclosed the facts and legal requirements relating to Hause's candidacy as a result of a letter from Amanda J. Alcazar, 1427 31si Ave., printed in Ihe Tribune Monday w h i c h questioned Hause's qualifications to run as Ward Two candidate. House Purchase Ruyle pointed out the "world policeman." Addressing a youth leadership commitments with an eye to as a Wisconsin congressman, conference he helped organize which the United States is a League of Women Voters Sets City Candidate Forum The Greeley League of Women Voters will bring all 11 city council and mayoral candidates together Wednesday evening at a public meeting in the Weld County Bank. Spokesman for the group, Mrs. John Harrison, said today all 11 candidates had indicated they would be present. The' meeting will take the form of a short statement period by the candidates, a general question and answer period for the mayoral candidates and then the audience will break up into Wards to question individual-City Council candidates. In the period allotted for statements, each candidate will be limited to four minutes, Mrs. Harrison said. The question and answer period for the mayoral candidates will be limited to about 90 min- ucs and the final session with City Council candidates will run approximately 30 minutes. Coffee will follow. Moderator for the evening will be Jack Redus of radio station KFKA. In charge of the entire program is Mrs. Paul Murphy, League president and acting voter service chairman. Mayor candidates are incumbent Mayor Dorothy M. Zabka, Councilman Tom Rapp, and Dr. Richard Perchlik. Council candidates are, Ward One, Andrew Gurtner, Wayne Sodman and Mrs. Uba Stanley; Ward Two, Carrell Deacon, Gilbert Hause and Joseph Poertner; and Ward Three, incumbent Councilman George Hall and Charles Rife. The meeting is open to the public. tive branch alone is not responsible for the web of alliances in central figure. It was Congress, specifically the Senate, which approved four multilateral and four bilateral treaties, he said, adding: "This basic policy review may cause us to go back to Congress and ask it to review its approval of these various vast commitments." Laird's audience at Wisconsin State University, one of several stops during a quick-paced, two-day visit to his home state, included 40 antiwar demonstrators demanding swifter U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Most of tha 250 high school students at the conference were friendly, however. Laird said the eight treaties now under review by the National Security Council would, by military estimate, require an annual defense budget of $109 billion. "We cannot spend that amount of money," he said. "We can spend at the rate of between $74 billion and $78 billion in fiscal year 1970. So we must tailor our commitments to meet what we can do." . . City Charter requires that a candidate must be a resident of the ward in which he seeks to be elected for 30 days immediately prior to the election. In Hause's case, this meant he had .0 be a resident of Ward II on or before Oct. 5. Ruyle said Hause contracted to purchase a house at 1919 14th Ave., which is approximately n the center of Ward Two, at the end of August and the sale was closed and title passed Sept. 10. Immediately after the purchase, Hause had his former lome at 2623 17th Ave. listed 'or sale and it has now been sold, Ruyle said. The new home had been in an estate and had been unoccupied for over a year or more, he attorney continued. He added that Mr. and Mrs. Hause lave been redecorating the louse themselves and have spent every day since Sept. 10 at the place doing the redec- "confrontation of ideas" with orating, cleaning up the yard, emporarily at their former lome. Mail Address Changed Also, prior to the 30-day requirement or Oct. 5, they had .heir mailing address changed requested telephone service a their 'new home, changed their voting address and also the addresses on their driver licenses and auto registrations, Ruyle said. Hause also, prior to announcing his candidacy and recogniz ing that he was a new resident of Ward Two, had his qualifications to make the race checked by two attorneys. The city attorney's office was fully informed of all these facts prior to the filing of Hause's nominating petition, Ruyle added, noting that the petition had )een accepted by City Council. Ruyle observed the City Char- er is more restrictive in regard the residency requirement ban the state law, which only equires a person to live 20 lays to qualify to vote in a prc- ·inct. leadquarters said 23 enemy soldiers were killed at a cost of ;wo wounded. Four 120mm mor- ars were captured. BS2s Busy The 1352s dropped about 300 .ons of bombs during the night In areas 82 to 92 miles north of Saigon. Portions of two enemy divisions are known to be in this 'rentier sector, and allied commanders expect them to take 3art in a winter-spring offensive which intelligence officers say may begin about Nov. 15. In two more raids, the big iinmbcrs dropped about 200 tons of bombs 85 miles southeast of Da Nang. The South Vietnamese government announced that it will release 24 prisoners of war Wednesday but said this was not in.response to the Viet Cong's announcement that it would free three U.S. soldiers. A government spokesman said all the prisoners are former Viet Cong who are being released for "humanitarian reasons" and because of their good behavior while in prison camps. young people, and he was put to the lest by one girl who asked: "Mister Secretary, a rough estimate states that at the present rate of withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam, 14,000 additional American men will die in Vietnam before the war ends. Can these deaths and the deaths of 30,000 other m n be justified in the name of U.S. security?" Laird replied the administration is removing combat forces from Vietnam "as rapidly as we possibly can," with two increments totaling 60,000 men already on their way out. Then, becoming rather philosophical, he added: "I want you to know that I will judge whether I have been a success as Secretary of Defense (according to) whether the war is ended and whether these deaths can be stopped. trimming trees and other work. The couple also had their furniture moved to the new home except for some occasional items which they left stored "There he other withdrawals announced based on our program for Vietnamizing the war . . . I am confident that the program we have started out is the only program to end fhe war and bring about success- in Vietnam." Inside The Tribune (24 Pages) Abby Amusements Restriction Purpose The attorney said the purpose f the restrictions are to keep omeone from moving from one vard to another immediately prior to an election in order to qualify to run for office. "Certainly Gil didn't sell his: (Continued on Page 6) Mobile Home Park Hearing Slated Tues. A public hearing is to be held by the County Planning Commission at 7:30 p.m. next Monday at the Courthouse on a rezoning petition involving a zone change to permit a mobile home park to be developed in the vicinity of the Highland Hills Golf bourse. The hearing is to be held in a courtroom on the third floor of the Courthouse. The rczoning has been peli- .ioned for by 11. L. Johnson and ?. W. Dickinson and involves ibout 55 acres of land south of West 20lh Street at about 47th Avenue. The proposed mobile home iark would contain 202 spaces or moblie homes. The rezoning wlition also asks a small com- nercial area at the intersec- ion of 20th Street and 47lh Ave- and high density and resi- lential zones along 47th Avenue for apartment, town house ind duplex developments. City Manager Vote Amendment Positions One of the questions Greeley electors will vote on at the Nov. 4 election is a proposed City Charter amendment which would, if adopted, provide for an election every six years on whether or not the city manager should be retained. Presently the city manager is hired by and serves at the pleasure nf City Council. The charter amendment would provide a city manager's services could he terminated by a majority vote of the council or by a majority vote of qualified electors at an election to be held every six years. The first such election, if the amendment is adopted, would be held in 1971. Proponent and opponents of the proposed nmendmont have submitted statements setting forth their opposing views in regard to it. The statements are given below: For some 50 years ago and hs-s notl formed to speak out a changed much in structure since! Amendment No. 3. Boyle's column 4 Classified 22-23 Comics 8 Commodities 6 Crossword , 8 Editorial page 4 Heloise 15 Horoscope 14 Late news 6 Mortuaries 6 On Bright Side 4 School page 20 Sports 18-19 Stocks 6 TV and radio logs 8 Women's pages 14-15 "The c i t y council-manager form of government originated! Against '·The Committee for Continued Good Government was ;ainst that time. However, its theory "The committee is made up and practice have changed con- of former and present city coun- siderably. jcilmen, mayors and city attor- "Tlie original theory of abso-jneys who believe Greeley has lute separation of policy and ad-had good effective government ministration has been abandoned under the present council-man- by nearly all administrativejager form of government, theorists. Even the 1 e a d i n ji "The committee feels thn pro- spokesmen for the managers}posed amendment, if adopted, themselves have joined in the;would put any future manager abandonment of this concept of, in the position of being a poll- separation, licijm. "This changed conception of the place of the city manager "This amendment should be voted down at the polls and the in the political life of the com-jCity Council should appoint a munity cannot be taken ligh'ly. The behavior of nil city officials in the local political process is committee to study the needs for a charter convention. "The stability of our own lo- conditioned by their interpreta- cal government will be shaken, (Continued on page 11) j (Continued on page 11)

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