The Yuma Daily Sun from Yuma, Arizona on June 30, 1964 · Page 1
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Editor's Nottboofc Yuma's Big Tourist Opportunity By JONES OSBORN "Next time you see an out- of-state cur, smile." That Is the suggestion from Valley 'National Bank, which estimates that t h e tourist business is now bringing $375 million a year to Arizona. Their estimates a r e based on sam- ling studies, plus statistics that include rental income, r e s t a urant sales, gasoline sales. Each year, out-of-state traffic increases. Last year, it is figured that '1,11)3,325 uut-of-state autos entered Arizona. Out-of-state cars can enter Arizona at 11 separate points. For the past two years : Yuma has clocked the greatest number of out-of-state cars entering Arizona: 1MB TO7.8G9 10153 830,548 The bank estimates that cnch tourist car that enters the state spends at least 510-- witli stopovers except for fuel food. But uik'ii file vUiliiiK m ists pause to sight-sop, nnrt stay overnight in the state, their average daily expenditure 10c THE¥ A N D 'THE'Y U M X'A f R IZ O N /O SE N TIN E L THE WEATHER Highest yesterday 107 l,ov,'pst this morning 78 Tcmpurulury at 11 a.m. today *¥ Rt'lntlvt' humUllty at 11 a.m. 9% Averse low this (lute 76 Avrrane li'Rli this date 107 KOKKCAST: Mostly clear with l i t t l e chmitfr In t c n t p e r n t u r e today through Wednesday, occasional x u s t y afU'rnoon winds. 111 fill 106, Low 76. Sunrlso 5:34. Sunset 7:50. YUMA SUN--VOL. 60--NO. 192 22 PAGES PER COPY lOc YUMA, ARIZONA, TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1964 PHONE SU 3-3333 ARIZONA SENTINEL--VOL 91--NO.9I Floating Oil Rig Blast Kills 4 Mississippi Search for Workers Widened Navy Sends 400 Sailors Into Area PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) -- The Navy sent 400 sailors today into Ihe broadening search for three civil rights workers who vanished in this red-clay hill country nine days ago. The sailors and a dozen officers were dispatched into this east-central Mississippi area from the naval auxiliary air station north of Meridian. In past days, only 100 sailors participated in the search. I The orders lo send more sailors came from the Wime FROM LOO KIDNAPERS: Threats Claimed By Ish Castro li.V JAY SIIELLEDY Ish Castro, 44, charged with the receiving of checks taken in (he Richard Loo robbery and kidnaping last Jan. 7th, claimed the alleged kidnaptcrs threatened him and his family if he didn't agree to buy the checks the slate to $35. (per auto) jumps Tourists don't pause unlrs? looks interesting or inviting. AWC Has Budget of $1.2 Million The Arizona Western College Board of Governors met this morning and approved a budget of Sl.'JSX-ISO.nO for the 196-I-6:") fiscal year. This liudKOl, which is designed for an anticipated cn- roUnH'Mt ui hi.O Miniums and some 23 additional faculty members, compares to $762, 06:5.15 last year. A rise in the rax rate of some 17.0 cents per 5100 assessed valuation is expected for tin 1 coming year. Last year the district hnd to raise S-M3.63fi.GO of the money needed to run the school. This was SS per cent of the tot.-il budget and represented a tax rite of G2 cents. This year the district must raise Sri7.").BOO.IiO or -IS per cent of the budget because of increased Mate contributions. The new lax rate is predicted at 79.G cents per ?100 assessed valuation. This includes the levy for debt service on bonds. The White House announced Monday thai Ihe search was being expanded and inlensified. Searchers loday spilled over into Newton County, which adjoins Neshoba County on the wesl. The Mississippi Highway Patrol also made it clear it was In this red-clay bill country of easl ccnlrnl Mississippi lo slay until authorities find out what happened to Ihe missini; Irio. Rita Schwerner, 22, wife of Michael Schwerner of Brooklyn. Glen 6, Curtis Seeks County Supervisor Post Glen G. Curtis, a partner in the Yuma citrus firm of Curtis, Woodman Roach, has tnken out nomination papers for election to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors. Curtis, a Democrat, is seeking election from District 8. Thus, he series the seal now held by Chairman Robert K. Nisscn, who is running for re-election. Curlis, a former member of the Ynma County Aeronautics Commission, resides at 663 E. Palo Verdi-. Civil Rights Bill Being Pushed on WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Howard W. Smith, D-Va., leader of House Southerners, said today the civil rights bill was being pushed io final action by "a brutal, raw exercise of the power of Ihe majority." one of Ihe missing men, asked the President Monday lo send 5,000 men to Mississippi lo join in the search. TnlUs lo Newsmen Mrs. Schwerner, after meeting with the President at the While House, told newsmen Johnson advised her he couldn't send so many. Schwerner. 2-1; Andrew Goodman, 20, another white New Yorker: and James Chancy, 22, a Negro from nearby Meridian, were last seen June 21 when they were freed from jail here after posting a $20 bond in a traffic case. Before Mrs. Schwerncr visited the White House, press secretary George Hecdy told reporters Him off-iris lo find the trio had been stepped up and expanded. Mrs. Scliworncr snid the President assured her that the fccl- cr.-d government is "doing everything in its power." The President, Mrs. Schwer- ner added, said if he "considered it useful to send more men, then he would send more." Federal ami slate authorities joined by 100 sailors from the Navy airfield at Meridian, continued their search in the hills and snake-infested swamps of Ncshoba County. lilvcr Dragged Slale game wardens, using radio-equipped skiffs, dragged the muddy Pearl River and other bodies of water in the area. "We've covered 55 miles ol the Pearl itself and ha.-en'l found even a net," said Dcwitl Hulton of Ihe Slate Game and Fish Commission. The FBI ordered several thousand circulars of the three youths distributed in a five stale area. The circulars askeci anyone willi information to call FBI Director J. Edgar Hoovci or the nearest FBI office. The circulars went to Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana; and Arkansas as vvcll as Mississippi. The only clue to the bafflinf disappearance was Ihe findin;, last Tuesday of the charrct bulk of the station wagon driven by Ihe three youths. Castro, who had previously pleaded guilty lo receiving stolen goods also testified in a mil- iir.-ition hearing before Superior Court Judge John A. McGuire that C.C. (Red) Rambo, well- known area tavern operator, agreed to help him gel rid of Ihe checks. Denies 11 Conflicted outside Ihe courl- room Rambo emphatically denied the implication. "Caslro is trying to pull a 'whi/.zer'," he told The Sun. "He's Idling a big. fat lie." Caslro said Ihe kidnapers offered him "a proposition" in which "he could make 520,000." He tcslified he didn't Bulletin: CATAUMA ISJUMD ttu One sen was deed and four ·nlasing t o d a y after- the midair collision of two H a v y planes here. The planes wers S2t Grimiart t r a c k e r s The :nsn aboard .were reservists on two w e e k s ' t r a i n i n g , the Los Angelas ' r i f f ' '* 12 Airmen Missing in Air Crash HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP)U.S. boats and planes were carching off Bermuda's south oast today for 12 American air- nen missing after the collision if two Air Force planes during i space training mission. The planes plunged into the Mlantic Monday as parachuting irmcn were running a test res- :ue operation for the two-man Gemini space project. There wore 24 men in the two llanos. Seven were rescued. ·~ivc bodies had been recovered Monday night. The survivors were reported n good condition. The two planes, cacli carrying 2 men. brushed wings as Air Force photographers in small boats below were shooting a mra-rcscue training film. A Gemini capsule was in the wa- cr below, and the planes were dropping men to simulate its recovery. A spokesman at Kindley Air Force Base, four miles from the scene, said there were indica- cations all seven survivors had jumped before the crash as part of the scheduled test-rescue operation. The planes were flying at about 1,500 feet on the same course when they touched, witness snid. Each was a propcllor-driven plane. Say Coin Shortage To End Next Year WASHINGTON (AP)--Treas ury officials, blaming much o America's coin shortage on hoarding and speculating b; collectors, told Congress today that the shortage will end ncx year. The assistant: secretary of the Treasury, Robert A. Wallace so Uld (he House Monetary Af fairs subcommittee. ^ O Only ^ days loft to register -for the 1964 primary election. Register at Recorder's office in County Courthouse. know what they had in mind at first, but that later they allegedly showed him the checks taken in tlie Loo robbery. They first offered to sell him the checks for 51,000, but later reduced the sum to ?200, Castro said. He also slated the pair told him he could obtain a $200 loan from Rambo. The pair, he said, were known to him "as Bill Taylor and Buck." Castro testified Ramlra gave him the money and told him they could fence t h e checks through his businesses in Yuma and \Vinterhaven. He said Rambo told him to bring a few of the hot checks to him und he would "run them through" to see what would happen. Try More "Rambo told me to come back in a couple of days," said Castro. "When I returned Feb. 21st he told me the c h e c k s made it through all right and that he would try some more." Castro said when he returned with some more checks to Red's Place in Yuma the police were waiting. Under cross-examination by County Attorney Jeff Richards, Castro admitted that the alleged threats wore not the sole reason for his agreeing lo buy the stolen checks. "I also wanted to make a few dollars," he said. Castro's attorney, Bob Nebc- cr, was seeking to hnvo the .lefendent's sentence suspended m Ibis morning's hearing. However, testimony took session into the afternoon. Called as witnesses in addi- ion to Castro, were Mrs. Castro, Chief of Police Robert Ma- bcry, Richard Loo and Rambo. Mabery declined to recommend punishment when asked lo do so by the defense. Mrs. Castro said she wished to see her husband's sentence suspended. Joe Hunt Won't Seek Governorship PIIOENK (AP) -- Restaurateur Joe Hunt says he won't seek the Democratic nomination for governor. Hunt, former slale treasurer and lax commissioner said Monday, "It is too late at this time to organize a campaign, and I do not have the time or money that would be necessary to catch up." Hunt resigned from the lax commissioner in 1951. He now operates restaurants in Scotls- dale, Yuma and La Jolla, Calif NO LIKE BARRY -- This crowd kept things lively outside of Sen. Barry Goldwater's Trenton, N.J. hotel last night. The senator, who was trying to gain some of the state's 40 delegates to the GOP convention, left by a side door and the pickets didn't get to see him. (AP Wirephoto). ,600 Troops To Be Sent To Huachuca FT. HUACHUCA (AP)--More than 1,600 Army troops will arrive at the Ft. Huachuca electronics proving grounds during July, August and September. Maj. Gen. Benjamin H. Po- chyla, fort commander, said today the reinforcements will come from Ft. Chaffee, Ark. He said the Arkansas units include the 53rd Signal Baltalion, 509th Signal Baltalion, Signal Co. 576 and Signal Co. 596. Pochyla said a contingent of 15 officers and men from Ft. Huachuca visited Chaffee last week as an orientation team. The incoming troops, Pochyla said, will hosier the fort's military strength to 6,000. The commander gave no reason for the transfer. Inside The Sun Comics Crossword Editorial Movies Sports Women niii ni 111 mil »r ii iiiimi A 1 11 8, 9 W Drown, Scores Hurt In Manila Typhoon By HENRY IIAKTZENBUSCII MANILA, Philippines (AP)Typhoon Winnie paralyzed this city of two million people today. At least ten persons were reported drowned, scores more were injured. The storm's winds of up to 95 miles nn hour lore thrnueh populous central Luzon Island before dawn, demolished thousands of shanty homes and left Manila without power, newspapers and public light, transportation. Unofficial reports said ten persons drowned in swirling flood waters in the Manila area. The communications blackout delayed word of casualties and damage in the provinces. Rains continued but winds had subsided by late Tuesday morning as Winnie moved over the South China Sea toward the China mainland. The Weather Bureau said the eye of the storm passed directly over Manila. The winds lore off roofing, knocked down stone and brick walls and uprooted huge trees. Hundreds of cars and buses were stalled in flooded streets. Telephone poles were knocked down and news services blacked Radio stations vere silenced when their trans- milling towers were blow down. Manila International Airport' control lower was unusable grounding atl international an domestic flights. The typhoon passed :15 mile southwest of the big U.S. Clar Air Force Base north of Manil; bui no damage was reporle there. A spokesman said at craft were placed in emergent shelters. GM, UAW Start Talk DETROIT (AP) -- Gener Motors and United Aulo Wor ers negotiators met loday in th kickoff of what UAW Preside! Waller P. Reulher called ' long, hot, hard summer." Reulher and Louis G. Seato GM vice president-personnc made preliminary statements newsmen before they went in the conference room where the will work out a contract to r place one expiring Aug. 31. Reuther also is to attend firs day sessions with Ford Wednesday, Chrysler on TIiui day and American Moto July S. 13 Missing In Gulf as Craft Sinks MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) -.n explcson and fire roared hrough a floating oil rig in re - dawn darkness today, lunging the multi-million dol- ar apparatus into the depths of he Gulf of Mexico. At least oui- persons were killed. Another 13 persons or more vere missing. Twenty-five survivors were irought to Lakewood Hospital ere. Some were burned but a ospital spokesman said all vere in satisfactory condition. The dead were not Immedi- :tely identified. Helicopters ferried the sunri- ·ors to this coastal fishing town .bout 70 air miles west of New Orleans. The rig sank in 180 feet of vater, about 15 minutes after he explosion and wind-whipped lames blanketed the vessel. Some Unconscious Some of the first survivors to rrive at Lakewood Hospital lere were unconscious. Others vere able to walk away from he rescue helicopters. At least 42 men wore aboard he twin-hulled rig, which was operating 78 miles southwest of Morgan City in the area known is Block 273 of Eugene Island. The 260-foot long rig--actually a drilling ship--is owned by Heading Bates of Morgan City. It had moved to the explosion site only Monday. Half the men on the rig, tha C. P. "Baker, wore asleep when the explosion occurred about 3:30 a.m. The first survivors to reach icre said the on-duty crew hit a shallow high pressure pocket of gas while drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at 640 feet. The gas began seeping up into the rig. "The floor began to bucklo and we knew it was time to get off," said one survivor. Some had gotten on the Delta Service, a workboat alongside, when sparks on the rig touched off the explosion. Trapped by Flames Those on board were trapped momentarily by flames. Wind whipped the flames away from one side of the rig and some ot the men were able to jump into the water. "It stood up on Ha ^,:A and down she went," said another survivor, describing how the drilling rig sank in more than 100 feet of water. A spokesman for Reading Bates here said the C. P. Baker, built last year, cost about $6 million. He said the firm has four other rigs operating in the Gulf. The crew slept aboard the rig, with each shift having separate quarters. The men have 12-hour tours. Louisiana's coastal waters are clotted with oil rigs and offshore drilling platforms. Some of the wells are drilled from stationary platforms built on the floor of the Gulf. plIGHHHliliaHIIIIGIffi Yuma Twin, Who Helped Save Brother's | Life, Will Donate Square Foot of Skin I John Weeks, who helped save his twin brother Tom's life by smothering his burning clothing on June 6lh, is now about to have a hand in speeding his twin's recovery. According to an aunt, Mrs. Annette Button, doctors at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, where Tom has been in orili- cal condilion since the accident, graft skin somelime this week er. from John lo his hrolh- provmg. She n tided ihal the doctors TYPHOON DAMAGE -- Philippine Air Force C47 transport, planes were tossed into each other at. Manila Airport today by Typhoon were damaged or destroyed. Death toll has reached 10. Winnie. Fifteen planes .(AP. Wirephotoj. The To Bo Frozen skin will be Iro/en for have said that the fact that the two brothers are identical twins is an important factor in the grafting operalion, in which about "a square foot of skin" will he Iransferred from John lo Tom. Living In Phoenix The parenls of the two hoys, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weeks of 860 20th Avenue, Yuma, have been in Phoenix since Tom wns I admitted !o Good Samaritan · T,, nn '74V. Tli/M, lnitf.i rnnuprl two months and used as needed to help cover Tom's first and second degree burns. Mrs. Sutton says that while she doesn't know if Tom has been taken off Ihe critical list yet, but doclors have been encouraged hy his recovery and June 7th. They have moved into a house al 15M N. 10th, across from the hospital. John, who was hospitalized just three days, is staying with his parents. Tom is allowed visitors, and j according to Mrs. Sutton. has had many from Yuma recent- should get Mr. and Mrs. Weeks' approval. The two boys are 17-year-old studentr at Kofa High School, and Tom has also received many cards from friends here. Can of Gasoline The accident which caused the burns, occurred at Martinez Lake on June 6th. The Iwo boys were working with a cutting torch when a spark ignited an open can of gasoline near them. As they went to put out the blaze, the flames leaped up, catching Tom's clothes on fire. John, and nn unidentified bystander grabbed Tom and ex- linguished the fire with a blanket. Tom was taken Baptist Hospital to Parkview and later transferred to the Phoenix hos- that he is reported to be im-lly. Anyone wishing to visit ipital.

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