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Gallup, New Mexico
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fe Independent *«"***' ^R ^5 ^R »^W. ^* ^ff ^w ^9. ^·M ^B ^H ^^U ^^A District Three Races * GALLUP NEW MEXICO GALLUP, NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1974 PAGE 8 Arizona Voters Reject 6 State Propositions PHOENIX (AP)-Arizona voters defeated six of the 10 propositions appearing on Tuesday's general election ballot, including a controversial measure which would have clamped a lid on state spending. Prop. 106, which would have limited state 8.4 per cent of total personal income : of the state, was turned down by a margin of more than 20,000 votes. If it'd been approved. Arizona would have become the first slate in the nation to have such a restriction. A similar attempt failed in California last year. Approved were measures calling for the appointment of judges, increasing the limit of school, bond issues, modernizing recall laws and placing private sewage systems under'conlrol of the Arizona Corporation Commission. The measure receiving the heaviest throttling was Prop. 105, which would have allowed gasoline tax revenue to be used for mass transit, bicycle paths, hiking paths, horse trails and overpasses. Arizonans turned it down by about a 3-1 margin. Prop. 102, another controversial measure, failed by a 2-1 margin. It would have set a minimum turnout of 10 per cent of qualified electors to validate bond or special assessment elections, including school budget override elections. Goldwater Keeps Right On Winning PHOENIX, Ariz. ( A P ) - A r i z o n a ' s Congressional delegation r e m a i n e d status quoin Tuesday's election, but four Republican incumbents bucked the strongest Democratic tide in 10 years. Sen. Barry ' Goldwater, the state's Mr. Republican, rolled up 59 per cent of the votes after getting an early scare from Democrat Jonathan Marshall. 50. a Scottsdale newspaper publisher who kept it close through the early count and was even ahead at some points. Marshall had hammered on the need for better stewardship oven the sta_te_'s environment and ciiarged that G.oldwa-.. ter was an "absentee" more than a working senator: : . Democrat Raul Castro led Republican Russ Williams by fewer than 4,000 votes early today in the gubernatorial race, but the decision awaited counting * of some 8.000 absentee ballots. Castro, who narrowly missed being elected four years ago, appeared on his way to victory until delayed 'returns from staunchly Republican Maricopa County. Phoenix, started flowing in early today. Two women candidates, short, on funds and recognition, pressed their Republican opponents closely. Republican John Rhodes. theHouse minority leader, spent much of the night trailing Democrat Pat Fuliinwider, 33, a McGovern campaign worker two years ago, before overtaking her to win by about 10,000 votes in the 1st District. Republican Rep. Sam Steiger trailed Pat Bosch, 44, a Phoenix public relations writer and housewife, until early today before claiming victory by less than 3,000 votes in District 3. Both women had challenged their rivals' campaign funding sources and repeatedly attacked their voting records as " against-Uie wage.%arner. the elderly and : . education. Mrs. FtillJilvjSdfr'.Syifeof an *'· Arizona State University history profes- .... siir.' got some help from an antiabortion candidate. J.M. "Pro Life" Sanders, who took more than 8,000 votes which would have gone to Rhodes. Republican John Conlan pulled away to a comfortable margin over Democrat Byron "Bud" Brown in the4th Congressional District after holding narrow leads through part of the night. Democrat Morris Udall, 2nd District incumbent, led from the start and polled 62 per cent of vote in trouncing Republican Keith Dolgaard, 37. a Tucson accountant. Udall Rather Subdued After Eighth Victory TUCSON (AP). - Rep. Morris K. Udall. D-Ariz.. swept to victory Tuesday night, but opponent Keith Dolgaard. said he was ready for another fight. "It was the kind of margin I expected," Udall said after winning election to his eight term. "It was the kind I had the last three or four times I have run." The congressman was generally subuded and made few comments following the election, but said he felt "awfully good." "he (Dolgaard) ran a different campaign." he said, "the most different election election I have had." He declined to comment specifically on Dolgaard's campaign tactics, which included repeated attacks on Udell's voting record, especially on the issue of busing to achieve racial integration in schools. "I like to fight my own campaign and talk issues." Udall said. "I tried to have a decent, high-level type of campaign." Dolgaard. a certified public accountant, said he was beaten fairly and simply did not have the money to wage the kind of campaign needed to beat an incumbent such as Udall. "I don't know if I unloaded enough ammunication against him." Dolgaard said. "I shot every bullet I had but I didn't have enough." Dolgaard said he had made many voters aware of discrepancies Udall's voting record but found that there was continued ignorance among constituents. Dolgaard said he has already committed himself to running again in 1976 and plans to begin his campaign earlier. Udall, who has been feeling out his chances for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976. said the outcome of Tuesday's election would have l i t t l e bearing on his presidential effort. 3rd Party Effort Wins SAN ANTONIO. Tex. ( A P ) - The t h i r d party efforl of the Raza Unida party born in 1970 in rural Southwest Texas, has control of one traditionally Democratic county government but failed in Tuesday's election to retain its position on Texas ballots in 1976. The p r e d o m i n a n t l y MexicanAmerican parly, after holding the f i r s t p r i m a r y in its history last spring, had 57 candidates on the baljot. ranging from governor to precinct constable, but only a handful was successful. The mosl s t r i k i n g . g a i n s were in Zavala County, a sparsely populated but heavily MexicanAmerican agricultural center where the parly was founded by young activist Jose Angel Gutierrez. . Gulierrez himself defeated Democ- r a t i c i n c u m b e n t County Judge Earl Taylor 1.988 to 1.760 and five other Raza Unida candidates gained county offices in eight races. With Gutierrez in the county's top elective office. Raza Unida will control the county's supervising body, commissioners court, with a 3-2 margin. Democrats now hold only one county wide office, lax assessorcollector. Gutierrez is ready to change radically the taxing program of the county with the help of Ihc commissioners who also sit as a tax equalization board. ' ' T w e n t y-six people, t h e r a n - chers and landowners, own 87 per cent of the land in Hie county. They're going to pay 87 per cent of Ihc share," promised Gulierrez in a Iclchonc interview from Crystal City. At the same time, Prop. 107, which would have raised legislative salaries from $6.000 to $10,000 annually, was defeated by a margin of some 50,000 ballots. The increase, which Was recommended by the Commission on Salaries for Elected Stale Officials, also failed two years ago. Prop. 300. which would have eliminated the 4 per cenl sales tax from food and at the same time increase the state sales tax 1 per cenl on mosl other items, was turned down by a margin of some 40.000 votes. Voters also defeated Prop. 100. which provided for fouryear terms for elected state officers-governor, secretary of slate, treasurer, attorney general and superintendenl of public instruction. It also would have required them lo reside in Phoenix. The measure was an altempl to clarify a conflict arising from the 1968 election. Gaining approval was Prop. 108, which provides for the merit selection of superior court judges in Pima and Maricopa counties, and for all appellate and supreme court jurists. Under the measure, the governor will appoint judges from a list proposed by a nonpartisan selection committee. After serving one term, the voters would decide whether'the judges should be retained or not. Prop. 104 also was approved, and would make private* sewage systems, operated for profit, subject to corpora-' lion commission rales, finances and service. Under Prop. 103, which also was pas- fsedJUnifiedschobl districts would be able · '. to'sell bonds equal to 20 per cent of the value of taxable properly in the district. Under current law, the ceiling is 10 per cent for elementary school districts and 10 per cent for high school districts. Also receiving voter approval was Prop. 101, which removes the specific constilulional requirement that recall eleclions be held 20 lo 30 days after recall petitions are filed. The legislature now will have the authority to set dales for such elections. Defense To Rest TUCSON. Ariz. (AP) - The defense and prosecution expect to end their cases today in the superior court trial of nightclub hypnotist Ronald Dante, who is accused of trying to have a rival California 'entertainer killed. Deputy Pima County Atty. Gary S. Kneip and defense attorney Robert Hirsh expected the case to go to the 12-member jury late this afternoon or in the evening. Date is charged with attempted second-degree murder for allegedly trying to hire a "hit man" to kill Michael Dean of La Jolla, Calif. Dean, also a hypnotist, has known Dante for 15 years. The defense has pleaded temporary insanity which the prosecution attempted to prove Dante paid an undercover agent, posing as a "hit man," to kill Dean. Ed Wagner, a former Tucson policeman and the state's key witness, testified he was a "gobetween" for Dante in arranging for the "hit man." The defense, however, trying to discredit his testimony, contended Wagner was not a reputable source. The "hit man" was Charles Bishop, an agent with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He testified Dante paid him $1.400 as a down payment to k i l l . Dean. Since the trial opened Oct. 22, the defense has tried to show Dante was under the influence of barbiturates, sleeping pills and tranquilizcrs when he is alleged to have hired the "hit man." Dante reportedly was not aware of making offers to Wagner, but he admitted after listening to a tape recording of poor quality of an alleged conversation with Wagner that he may have talked to him. "I have to be honest," he said, after listening to the tape. "I did say it, 1 must have said it, I just don't recall saying it." Two psychiatrists , testified Danlc suffered some brain damage from the drugs, but that he has now returned to near normal because he slopped using them. Dante testified he began using (he drugs nearly two years ago when he learned his mother was dying of cancer. WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (Dine Bureau) - The Navajo ticket of Ben Hanley and Daniel Peaches swept the District 3 st ate representative race in Arizona, thus sending for the first time three Navajos to the slate legislature. Hanley, a Democrat, who won his second term to the legislature, received 10,009 voles.-Peaches. a Republican, received 8,391 votes, while Jack Trown, a Democrat from SI. Johns, received only 4,960 votes. Hanley and Peaches are both from Window Rock and both work for the Iribe Hanley as chairman of the Iribe's board of election supervisors and Peaches as an assistant to Navajo Tribal Chairman Peter MacDonald. Brown, also an i n c u m b e n t , barely managed to lake a lead over Peaches and Hanley in southern Apache Counly, his stronghold, and when reservation districts starled coming in, the two Navajo's leads began mounting steadily. Although f r o m d i f f e r e n t parties, Rep. Rhodes Wins Again PHOENIX (AP) - Rep. John Rhodes, a veleran of 22 years in the U.S. House, threw off the challenge of Tempe housewife Pat Fuliinwider in Tuesday's general election. "I don't really think that Watergate and the pardon of former President Nixon had any direct effect," the House minority leader said at a Republican ghatering here. "There's no doubut that the people are really against something, but 1 don't really know what it is," he said. "They feel that the party that is in control of the White House is in control of the government, and of course they are mistaken." · Mrs. F u l i i n w i d e r , 33, is a Democratic precinct committeewoman, school board member and was head of the McGovern campaign in her hometown of Tempe in 1972. She had attacked Rhodes for failing to maintain contact with the district, and attempted to outfox him at the polls with a calculated plan to get out the vote. Midway through the campaign, Mrs. Fuliinwider had said, "The only way we could really lose would be to get something like one per cent of the,vote. We've got every copout in the b o o k - n o , , . financing, an amateur organization·..." j No matter what, the challenger 'said, she would make Rhodes listen to the people. "At least the people are being heard," she said, "and he'll have to change his record on the environment, education and the elderly." Before the election, Rhodes had said he felt Republicans were in excellent shape in Arizona and the nation. "I'm not conceding seats anywhere." he had said, despite polls which foretold the loss of up to 30 U.S. House seats and five in the. Senate. Firm Files Bankruptcy PHOENIX, Ariz. ( A P I - A partnership- involved in building and renting garden- type apartment complexes in five western cities has filed a bankruptcy petition. The petition, filed Monday by Western Properities Limited Partnership of Phoenix, said total costs of the projects substantially exceeded the original estimate of $34.4 million. As a result, Western Properities was unable to. complete and rent the complexes or pay its creditors. The group was formed in August 1972 to develop five apartment complexes in Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz; El Paso, Tex.; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Denver. The petition says vigorous efforts were made to develop a refinancing plan but they failed. The petition includes a 60page list of potential and known creditors. No total assests and liabilities of Western Prop- erities were given. The complexes built by the partnership were the 191-unit Los Compadres Apartments in northwest Phoenix; the, 210-unit Dos Caminos Apartments in Tucson; a 372-unit in E4 Paso; a 390-unit complex in Las Vegas; and a 400-unit facility in Denver. Worker Dies FLORENCE ( A P ) - O n e workman was electrocuted Monday and two others burned when a boom hit an overhead 12,000-volt power line while Hie men were attempting to remove pump from a well, said Ihe Pinal Counly Sheriff's Department Killed was Walter Page, 57, Phoenix, an employe of the Arizona Pump and Engine Co.. deputies said. Two fellow employes, Tracy Altebery, 20,- Mesa, and Edgard M. Sierra, 25, Phoenix, suffered burns on Iheir, hands and feel. They were reported in good condilion at Pinal General Hospital. Investigators said Page was on top of Ihe boom and the oilier two men were behind the machine, holding onto a brace. Peaches and.Hanley ran as a Navajo tic- kel, urging Navajos lo vole according to tribe instead of according to parly. The reservation is more than 2-1 Democratic . and if Navajos who voted did so according to party, Peaches should have come in a distanl third. The third Navajo to be going to the · stale legislature is Senator Arthur Hubbard, another incumbent, who was unopposed in the primary and (he general election. Brown did pick up some voles on Ihe Hopi reservation, where Hanley and Peaches are known for their pro-Navajo stands on the land dispute between the two tribes. Brown was also-hurt on the Navajo Reservation for his attempts last year to get Apache County divided according lo reservalion and non- reservation land. The voting n the three counties were as follows: Apache - Hanley, 3939; Peaches, 3105; and Brown, 2140; Navajo - Hanley, 3159: Peaches, 3116, and Brown, 859: and Coconimo - Hanley. 1912; Peaches, 2170; and Brown, 1,961. Daniel Peaches Arizona Voting By The Associated Press Here are the unofficial returns from the Arizona General Election: 892 of 99:! precincts: U. S. Senator Barry Goldwater R 318,680 - 58 PC Jonathan Marshall 0227,961 - 42 PC Governor Russ Williams R 272,370 - 50 PC Raul H. Castro D 276.483 - 50 PC U. S. Representative, Dist. 1 20G of 20(i pets John Rhodes R 63.682 - 51 PC Pat Fuliinwider D 52,739 - 42 PC John Sanders I 8,183 - 7 PC U. S. Representative, Dist. 2 212 of 212 pets Keith Dolgaard R 52,766 - 39 PC Morris Udall D 82,631 - 61 PC U.S. Representative, District 3 28? of 288 pets Sam Steiger R 71,175 - 55 PC Pat Bosch D 67,904 - 49 PC U.S. Representative, District 4 287 of 287 pets John Conlan R 78,316 - 55 PC Byron T^ Brown D 63,189 - 45 PC 992 of 991! pets Secretary of State Michael Goodwin R 261,940 · Wesley Bolin D 269,752 .; ... AttorneyiGeneral ::.,, ·! ., . . . : . Warner.Lee R 237,386 --..;.·· Bruce Babbitt D 300,109 · . Superintendent of Public Instruction William Roark D 202,872 Carolyn Warner D 300,938 Mine Inspector Verne McCulchan R 244,978 Burl Romero D 269.506 .Corporation C o m m i s s i o n e r , Short Term Ernest Garfield R 266.129 R.C. Field D 24(5,814 .State Treasurer Bart Fleming R 261.915 Herbert Vogt D 249,196 .Corporation C o m m i s s i o n e r , Term Bud Tims R 281.309 Hector Morales E 238.588 .Amendments 100 -. Executive D e p a r t m e n t 226,931 No 229,476 101 - Recall Yes240,730 No224.300 102 - Bond Issue Electors Yes 195.649 No 278,191 103 - Local Debt Limits Yes 253.828 No 206,590 104 - Sewage Disposal Districts Yes 268,309 No 186.293 105 - Motor Fuel Tax Yes 153,479 No 320.131 106 - State Appropriations Yes 223,229 No 234.167 107 Legislative Salaries Yes 206,530 No ' 258iI63 .,;.'..i^h.v v i, ' .,, r .... -. · 1'08 i ; Apppin nient. of,Judges.,Y'.es - 253.756 No'2i7 : ,709." ,j' " 300 - Sales Tax on Food Yes 208.555 No 251.732 Democrats Win Control PHOENIX (AP)-Arizona Democrats, riding on a near sweep of contests in Pima County, won control of the State Senate and picked up five House seats in Tuesday's general election. Republican Sen. Douglas Holselaw of Tucson, dean of the Senate and an 11-term legislator, was one of the casualties as Democrats reversed their role in the last Senate by winning 18 of the 30 seats, exactly the number now held by Republicans. Republicans salvaged a 33-27 lead in the House, off five seats from their 38-22 advantage in the last session. The Democrats took a heavy toll of Re. publicans in Tucson, an event partly traceable to decisions by Senate President William Jacquin arid Sen. Scott Alexander not to seek re-election. Republican Reps. Tarn Kincaid and Charles King lost to Democrats Morris Farr and Lucy Davidson in attempts to take over the two Senate seats. Republicans scored one key victory when Steve Davis ousted Democratic Sen. John Scott Ulm of Tucson in District 9. The outspoken Ulm frequently antagonized both Republicans and Democrats with his outbursts on the chamber floor. Republicans also fell freely in Phoenix Senate races. Republicans Ray Rottas, Howard Baldwin, Bob Slrother and Trudy Camping all lost in normally GOP districts. Rottas, regarded as a candidate for Senate president in the next session, lost to Democrat Madelene Van Arsdell by a little over 300 votes. Baldwin, a committee also who was expected to seek a leadership role, lost his District 21 seat to Democrat James Walsh. 31, a lawyer. Strother and Camping were both stalwarts in the Senate Republican conservative bloc. A prominent House Republican and Democrat both lost in Tuesday's race. Republican Ray Everett, a three-term legislator from Prescott, lost to Democrat Jim Thomas by 300 votes in District 1. Everett had been stripped of his committee chairmanship in the last session for alleged violation of House rules on conflict of interest. House Speaker Stan Akers. R-Phoenix. who removed Everett froni his leadership role, campaigned for him in the legislative race but was unable to repair the damage. Democrat James Elliott, a former state senator and retired school administrator from Douglas, returns as a House member in Disl. 8. National Monument Is Hard To Beat.. PHOENIX (AP) - Before Tuesday night's results confirmed it, Scottsdale newspaper publisher Jonathan Marshall conceded that "it's hard to run against a national monument." The unsuccessful Democratic candidate was referring to Sen. Barry Goldwater, who coasted to an easy victory when late returns came in after trailing briefly at one lime election night. But the national monument Marshall referred to was a little unsteady and his face was flushed when he addressed Republican supporters at the Westward Ho Hotel Tuesday night. "We're in real t r o u b l e in America." he said. "We're not in real trouble in Arizona, but if you elect the opposition candidates tonight, you don'l know what trouble you are in." Saying "the chances of catching up are pretty slim." Marshall conceded defeat early today, apparently to return to his job of publishing the Scollsdalc Daily Progress. "Congratulations on your victory." Marshall said in a message to Goldwater. "I appreciate the clean campaign we had and wish you the best of luck." While admitting he was an underdog. M a r s h a l l , conducted a vigorous campaign, centering much of his efforts on Goldwutcr's absentee and voting records in Congress. "He has the worst attendance record in the Senate," Marshall said again and again in the campaign. "And his record on specific issues is terrible." Goldwatcr responded to Marshall's charges by saying the Democrat did nol understand how g o v e r n m e n t works- that mosl of the import ant work is (lone in committees and (hat's where he was when lie was nol on the Senate floor. Goldwater stood by President Nixon through much of the Watergate furor, but finally said he could stomach no more lies and welcomed Gerald Ford as the nation's new president. And in his campaign, doldwaler said that inflation - and nol Watergate should lip Hie main issue.

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