Arizona Daily Sun from Flagstaff, Arizona on August 11, 1977 · 7
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Arizona Daily Sun from Flagstaff, Arizona · 7

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Thursday, August 11, 1977
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Peach Springs Fire Declared Under Control PEACH SPRINGS, (AP) - A fire on the remote Hualapai Indian Reservation north of here which had blackened 6,700 acres was declared under control early today, officials said. George Leech, Bureau of Indian Affairs fire dispatcher, said the blaze was contained about midnight Tuesday and controlled about 24 hours later. Officials first said the fire covered 12,000 acres, but later reduced the figure after infrared photographs showed the blaze had burned in a U-shape, leaving a large un-burned area in the middle. More than 700 fire fighters battled the flames. Leech said 120 fire fighters were released early today with the rest of the crew expected to be domobilized by Friday. He said reseeding of the burned area could begin as soon as Saturday. The fire burned to within four miles of the Grand Canyon. Fire fighters were unable to reach some areas of the fire due to steep canyon walls. Thunderstorms in the area helped contain the fire Tuesday night, dropping some rain on the flames. The fire apparently started a week ago but was not discovered until Friday in the remote area 30 miles north of here. Officials said lightning was the cause. Unions in Copper Strike Threaten Demand Increase The SUN, Flagstaff. Arizona, Thursday, August 11, 19777 Tribal Committee Wants Investigation Continued WINDOW ROCK, (AP) - The advisory committee of the Navajo Tribal Council has recommended that tribal investigators continue a probe into reports outside forces tried to cause disruption of the tribal government. The committee made the recommendation after meeting in executive session and hearing members of an investigative committee give a report of their findings after three months of work. ' One member of the advisory committee said later its report concentrated on the activities of two former consultants for the Navajo Area School Board Association, Joe Patrick and Jack Crowder. Both men have been characterized by Tribal Chairman Peter MacDonald as being spies on the reservation for Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz. The school board association is funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and supervises several federally funded projects on the reservation. Delta Manager JEFF CLINGENPEEL, new manager at Delta Tire Corral, 824 W. Hwy. 66, Jeff and Co. are open from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday the hours are 8 a.m. until noon. The firm features radial tires, shocks and balancing. PHOENIX (AP) Unless settlements are reached soon with two strikebound copper companies, union negotiators will increase their demands, a union representative said. Tom Striegel of the United Steelworkers of America said Wednesday strikers at Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co. and Asarco Inc. will expect more than workers at . other copper producers which settled with the unions more than a month ago. If they dont settle pretty soon at Inspiration and Asarco, the ante is going to go up, said Striegel. Our guys just aren't going to go back for the same thing we got at the other companies. Settlements with five major copper producers were valued at $1.04 an hour over three years, including 85 cents in wage increases. The first of those agreements with Kennecott Copper Corp. and Magma Copper Co. came within hours after strikes began July I. Striegel said some members of the unions' bargaining committee at Phelps Dodge Corp. were reluctant to accept a settlement there because the strike had lasted five weeks. Phelps Dodge reached agreement last Sunday. "Our people feel that if they have to stay on strike for three weeks or a month longer than at other companies, theyre entitled to more, Striegel said. Officials at Asarco and Inspiration declined to respond to Striegals comments. Duncan McDonald, director of industrial relations for Inspiration, said negotiations continued Wednesday on local issues. Talks are being held in Miami, under the guidance of Federal Mediator Sam Franklin. After the executive session, the advisory committee passed a resolution that the tribe fund a continuation of the investigation since, enough evidence was presented to make committee members believe that there were some outside forces involved in plots to disrupt A p C PS I D 8 the tribal government. sir j l lies The investigation began about three months after John Harvey Adamson, confessed slayer of Arizona Republic newsman Don Bolles, testified he had had a conversation with Patrick about creating havoc on the Navajo Reservation" for the purpose of getting the current administration out of office. Patrick has denied having anything to do with potential disruptions on the reservation. Decision on South Tucson Policeman Expected Hawkins Says State Prison Conditions Breed Crime . PHOENIX (AP) -Arizona State Prisons squalid living conditions breed crime and corruption, U.S. Atty. Michael Hawkins said. "Instead of correcting crime, the state prison en-,s courages it, Hawkins said in an interview Wednesday. Rather than being taught useful trades, inmates at the prison learn anti-social ways to survive. There are few rehabilitation programs available at the prison, he said. As a result, many prisoners go back out into the street as dedicated to a life of crime as the day they were locked behind Prison-: Officials Ordered Reinstated PHOENIX (AP) The State Personnel Boards has - ordered the Corrections Department to reinstate an accountant and a prison sergeant who told of a trustys turquoise-hunting trip with a prison officials wife. In appealing his dismissal on charges that he allowed his nine-year-old daughter to correspond with an imprisoned child-molester, Sgt. Roy Nichols also suggested that prison officials dont want to know bad things about certain inmates. . In addition, the board Wednesday directed the Corrections Department to reinstate ousted accountant Warren Horne with a reprimand for improperly claiming state travel and subsistence funds. But the board turned down the appeal of Leon Thompson Jr. from his dismissal as a civil rights representative of the attorney generals office. He had been fired on charges of incompetence, inefficiency, improper attitude, neglect, discourtesy to the public, and disobedience. . In a recent hearing of his appeal, Nichols testified that: ' He found marijuana in two prisoners lockers, gave it to his captain, and was told Maj. Joe Martinez would take action on it. He later heard one of the prisoners claim he was framed and heard the major reply that "This one is on me, and the next one is on you. Though the prisoners apparently went un-.disciplined, he (Nichols) was re-assigned to a different area and shift where he could not continue as sponsor of the Jaycees in the Florence prison. Nichols answered in the affirmatige when asked, Are there some situations where you found out that people just dont want to know bad things about certain inmates? Hellegers to Be Keynote Speaker Dr. Andre E. Hellegers of Washington, D.C., will be keynote speaker for Perinatal Perspective 77, an international congress exploring perinatal care and concepts. Joining Dr. Hellegers for the Phoenix congress, being held Nov. 7-10, will be other authorities from the fields of medicine, business, finance, law, moralethical and social concerns, who will be involved in defining the multi-faceted ramifications of perinatal care. Dr. Hellegers is director of the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and Bioethics, Georgetown University. Sponsored by the National Foundation March of Dimes, Grand Canyon-Saguaro Chapter, the congress will present provocative viewpoints which will cap-sulize perinatal care today and its potential and importance tomorrow. Aside from scheduled speakers, daily panel discussions will be included. Also daytime and evening social events will be arranged for attendees and their spouses. The four-day gathering has a limited enrollment with 40 hours continuing education credits applied for. Further information may be obtained by contacting Perinatal Prospective 77, March of Dimes, 318 West McDowell, Room 104, Phoenix, 85003, or telephone 257-9275. bars." Hawkins said he has urged U.S. Atty. Gen. Griffin Bell to make a decision soon on whether to seek Justice Department intervention on behalf of eight state prison inmates, who have filed a federal court suit, protesting crowded and inhumane living conditions at the prison. ' 1 l . U.S. District Court Judge Carl Muecke will hear arguments Aug. 31 on a motion for a temporary injunction against the state. I am seeking the federal governments intervention in this suit with the hopes that the Justice Department can work out a reasonable agreement with the combatants, the State of Arizona and the Arizona Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiffs, Hawkins said. The federal government is not getting involved in this suit with the att-. itude that the inmates are 100 per cent right or that the states position is 100 per cent correct, he said. Registration Statement Arizona Public Service Co. today filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exhange Commission relating to the proposed sale of 500,000 shares of new cumulative preferred stock, Series J, $100 par value, on or about Sept. 1. H. B. Sargent Jr., the utility's financial vice president, said the stock would be offered to the general public through a nationwide underwriting group managed by Kidder Peabody & Co.; The First Boston Corporation; and Dean Witter & Co., Incorporated. Sargent said net proceeds from the sale of the new stock will be applied to the reduction of short-term indebtedness incurred for construction jmd other purposes. Veterinary Schools Take 2 NA U Graduates Two graduates of Northern Arizona University have been accepted to veterinary schools for the fall of 1977 announced Dr. Hans Gunderson, chairman of the pre-professional committee. v The two students accepted were among four who had applied. Those selected and their , hometowns and veterinary schools are Greg Bradley, Kearny, Colorado State University; and Bill Joslin, Palo Verde, Ariz., Colorado State University. ' TUCSON (AP)-A decision is expected by next Tuesday on Patrolman Christopher Deans future with the South Tucson Police Department after Atty. Gen. Bruce Babbitt refused tn review the case. Babbitt Wednesday turned down a request by South Tucson officials to determine if Dean acted properly under departmental rules in connection with a July 2 shooting death in which the officer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Officials had saij that a Babbitt investigation would be the basis for determining Deans future with the department. If the attorney general refused to investigate, Mayor Dan Eckstrom said, a decision on Deans future would be announced Tuesday. Dean, 29, is under suspension with pay and faces a Monday hearing in Superior Court on the involuntary manslaughter indictment. He is accused in the death of Jose Sinohui Jr., 24, of Tucson, who was hit by one of seven shots Dean fired at his pickup truck. Babbitt said it was outside of his jurisdiction to check into local police department regulations. He said that while his office has conducted such probes, he is extremely reluctant to do it. Meanwhile, two Tucson police officers who fired shots in the incident were cleared Wednesday of any wrongdoing, police reported. Police Chief William Gilkinson said he agreed with the recommendation of a police investigative panel that no disciplinary action should be taken against the two, Martin Fuentes and James Richards. Gilkinson said Fuentes Suicide Concluded In Morgan's Death and Richards acted within departmental guidelines in firing shots because they believed that they were trying to halt someone who had shot an officer. Investigators said each fired after hearing from other officers at the scene that an officer had been shot. No officer was shot during the disturbance, in which police were pelted by rocks and bottles from persons in a crowd of more than 150. Fuentes told the investigative panel that he fired once at Sinohuis truck because he saw flashes of gunfire that he thought came from the truck. Those were Deans shots, investigators said. Richards said he fired at the truck also because he thought someone in it was responsible for shooting an officer. Fuentes' shot hit a rear tire of the pickup and Richards hit a street sign, investigators said. JOYCE GRIFFEN Griffen To Head Commission Dr. Joyce J. Griffen, Northern Arizona University assistant professor of 'lehaviorial science, was ecently selected chairman f the Arizona Historical dvisory Commission. This governors commission was established as the umbrella commission dealing with historical sites in Arizona. Under her direction will be the recognition of Arizona landmarks, determination of such sites through the historic sites review committee and grants for restoration and stabliza-tion. - Her term is for one year and follows a term as vice chairman of the group. Dr. Griffen has served on the commission since 1973. She joined the NAU faculty in 1965 but served two years ,as acting chairman of the social and behaviorial sciences department at Webster College in St. Louis in the late 1960s. 1976 Good Sales Year TUCSON (AP) - Led by excellent cotton and wheat sales, Arizona farmers experienced a phenomenal year in 1976, reports an agricultural economist from the University of Arizona. - TUCSON (AP) Charles Curtis Morgan, a businessman who apparently feared for his life after giving secret evidence in a state banking investigation, committed suicide, Pima County sheriff's detectives have concluded. We have found no evidence that anyone took part in the death but himself, Sgt. Joe Jett, head of the sheriff's homicide unit, said Wednesday, adding that the case has been closed although the death has not been F classified officially. Evidence in Morgans mid-June death indicates that he fired a bullet from a .357 magmim revolver into his head, Jett said. He added that there was gunpowder residue on Morgans hand, an indication that he had fired a gun. Morgan might have killed himself because of financial difficulties or fears for his safety because he was involved in the banking investigation, authorities said. Mem Arizona Karate Championship Flagstaff Junior High School Flagstaff, Arizona Saturday, August 13, 1977 Tournament Begins: 11:00 a.m. Finals and Demonstrations: 5:00 p.m. GENERAL ADMISSION $1.00 THIS WEEK The Village Sleep Shop has a SPECIAL OFFER on three fabulous Spring Air mattress sets. HURRY this sale is limited. iALE, JUST 4 DAYS INVESTMENT AUCTION OF HAND MADE ORIENTAL RUGS and CARPETS As instructed, we will sell by auction, shipment BL CX-503, arrived L.A. 18th July 1977, ocean vessel Anemos. All goods to go to settle duty, freight and finance charges. 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