Arizona Daily Sun from Flagstaff, Arizona on June 23, 1960 · 1
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Arizona Daily Sun from Flagstaff, Arizona · 1

Flagstaff, Arizona
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Thursday, June 23, 1960
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Senate Unit to Spur Area Helium ; Plane Search Still On WANT ADS I Of KUUKXS 1 I I. . . ! PHONE PROSPECT 4-4545 SEE STORIES BELOW TO DAY'S WEATHER MostJy fair, continued windy. Low tonight, 46. High tomoirow, 86. (Details on Page 2) WOM! t'p to $10.95 tire allowance at CARTER S EL PASO, W. Hwy. 66, PR 4 2540. (Adv.) IN NORTHERN ARIZONA EVERYBODY READS THE DAILY SUN Vol. 14 No. 279 Phone PR 4-4545 FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA PRICE 10c Thursday, June 23, 1960 M ,uu 15) I? Eight CAP Craft in Air Search Still On For Lost (Plane Despite still gusiy winds, the Flagstaff Civil Air Patrol today managed to get two planes off the ground and swing into the search for a California light plane and its pilot missing on a flight from Needles to Winslow since last Friday. CAP Commanding Officer Mal-, colrn Miles said that the tw'o planes piloted by Ray Martinez, Cjjtenn Leas, .and Charles Bonney -Slot off the ground at 5:15 a.m. today and began flying a grid pattern that took in an area from Grand Canyon to the San Fran-dwo Peaks. Itnus approximately eight planes are now in the air searching for the missing craft which was believed to have been piloted by William Frost, San Jose, Calif., and carrying two passengers, Frosts son Bemie and Andrew Orr, of Turlock, Calif. The plane first turned up missing last Friday afternoon when Frost filed a flight plan that took him from Needles to Winslow. He failed to arrive in Winslow on schedule and officials in Needles reported ha had only a four-hour supply of fuel aboard when he left there. In addition to "the CAP directed planes operating out of Flagstaff, there was also a search consisting of six planes being directed out of Prescott, Miles said this morning, and every private and commercial craft flying in the area has been alerted to keep an eye peeled for the plane. Much of todays search was concentrated in the area of the Nava-jo-Hopi Indian reservations around the Moencopi-Cameron-Tuba City areas. A resident of the Hopi village of Moencopi reported several days ago that he had seen a plane fall in that area. However, searchers have not been able to verify his report. Prescott Murder Trial Prosecution Set To Finish Case PRESCOTT (AP) - The prosecution was expected to wind up incase today in the first degree murder trial of Joe Brown, 57, of y, Okla, Brown is one of two men charged in the shooting last February of Jacob Ray Krentz, 43, Phoenix heavy equipment operator. The other, diaries Caldwell, . SS, El Paso, Tex., is to be tried next week. Mrs. Sybil Merdick of Phoenix, Browns former landlady, testified Wednesday both she and Caldwell saw Brown pack a pistol hi his suitcase before the three men left to seek work at Glen Canyon Dam. Ray Newton, owner of a Selig-man service station, said the trio stopped at an adjoining cafe Feb. i and that Caldwell and Krentz appeared to be arguing violently. Ufown was not involved in the dispute, Newton said. ewtons son, Lannte, .15, said he saw Brown place his suitcase in the rear seat of Krentz car after the argument. When the trio left, Krentz was driving, Caldwell was i,1 the right front seat and Brown was in the rear seat, young Newton testified. Tuesday, Dr. Albert O. Daniels, pathologist who performed the autopsy, testified the shots that kilted Krentz appeared to have been fired from the rear seat of the auto. Krentz body was found near Seligman Feb. 10, two days after his bloodstained car was found abandoned in Roswell, N.M- He had been shot three times in the head and neck. Latest Hassle Over Cameron Claims Addison Hearing Underway The preliminary hearing of Texas uranium promoter John Milton Addison and 23 others on charges of false imprisonment got underway today with testimony from a burly mill superintendent that he feared for his life during the seven hours he contends be and. 13 others were held prisoner on a Cameron area uranium claim June 15. William C. Bostick, mill superintendent for Murchison Ventures Inc., which operates an upgrader at the Cameron claims, was the first and only witness in the late-starting hearing before Justice of the Peace Thomas Way in the Superior Courtroom at Coconino County courthouse. Bostick, under questioning by Deputy County Attorney Robert Warden and cross examination by J. Thomar Brooks, todl how four vehicles full of men drove up to the Cameron claim about 10 a.m. June 15, with "armed men in full dress uniforms in the first two vehicles. -The armed men, he said, "fell out of the vehicles . and reached for their gun scabbards to unbuckle them. He said when he asked what was going on he was told "Addison will tell you when he gets here. , When vJison 10 min utes later, Bostick said, he said he wanted to have a meeting and ordered the armed men the "security guard to bring all the men into a large house trailer on the claim. The guards, Bostick added, also collected all vehicles and equipment on the claim and posted a guard over them. Ip the meeting, he said, Addison was the principal speaker and Martin .Addison, another defendant, sat there with a shotgun across his knees. He denied hearing any joking at the meeting about the shotgun not being loaded. Addison, he said, first told the men they were free to go, but not until after he finished talking. Bostick said, "I didnt feel I (Continued on Page 2) 45 Virginia Lunch Counters To Soon Serve Negroes ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) More than 45 lunch counters in northern Virginia drug, variety and department stores soon will be opened to Negroes. Two drug chains. Peoples Drug Stores and Drug Fair, and two major department stores, S. Karnis Sons Co. and Lansburghs ATTENTION! miles White is no longer ASSOCIATED OR CONNECTED i- IN ANY SHAPE, MANNER, OR FORM with Murchison Ven- 4 - hires, Inc., or wifh any Benson Uranium Upgrader. SIGNED: WILLIAM ALPERIN President R. ERIC TIPTON, Secretary-Treasurer Representing 99 910 of the stock of Murchison Ventures, Inc. disclosed Wednesday night they intend to start serving Negro patrons in Alexandria, Falls Church, and in Arlington and Fairfax counties. The Hecht Co., a department store, and F. W. Woolworth and G. C. Murphy are reported to be preparing to start the same general policy. One Woolworth store in , Arlington opened its lunch counter to Negroes Wednesday. The decision of the stores follows a series of demonstrations by- Negro and white students which began June 9 in Arlington drug and variety stores. Similar "sit-in demonstrations have occurred in leading cities throughout Virginia and the South during the past five months. URANIUM STORM CENTER Texas uranium promoter John Milton Addison, center, and two officials of Murchison Ventures, Inc., President William Alperiu, left, and Sei f L-'y-Treasiirer R. Eric Tipton, right, are among the 24 men facing charges of false imprisonment brought by 14 men working at the corMrations Cameron mill and properties. The preliminary hearing on the charges against Addison d the others opened today in Flagstaff before Justice of the Peace Thomas W'ay of Williams. (SUNfoto) Bound Over at Williams Hearing Trucker Ordered to Trial In Four U.S. 66 Fatalities By PAUL SWEITZER WILLIAMS The Nebraska truck driver charged with four counts of felony manslaughter in the car crash deaths of a Pennsylvania family on Highway 66 last week yesterday was bound over to Superior Court following an hour and a half long preliminary hearing in Justice of the Peace Court here. George W. Caves, 28, Lincoln, Nebr.. was ordered held for arraignment on the four counts of manslaughter by Justice of the Peace T. E. Way after testimony by three witnesses that the truck which he was driving crossed the center line of Highway 66 and crashed head-on into a 1959 Ford driven by James A. McCartney, 38, Uniontown, Pa. McCartney died at the scene of the crash which involved Caves truck and two other passenger cars and his wife, Helen, and two sons, Jimmy, 13, and David, 10, all died later in the Williams Hospital. In yesterdays hearing, Way heard testimony from two of the passengers in the third car involved in the grand-slam accident, a Highway Patrolman, and Under sheriff Clark Cole who was an eyewitness to the accident. Fred T. Grogan, Memphis, Tenn. driver of the second car that Caves truck struck head-on told the Court 'that he saw the truck beginning to cross the center line and saw the McCartney car in front of him. "Then there was a blinding flash, he said, "and I had no time whatsoever to do anything. Under cross examination by Caves, attorney, J. H. Grace, Flag staff, he admitted that was not certain of the color of the truck, but that it seemd to be red and gray. "The only thing I recall, he said, "was hitting it. Grogans niece, Mary Bounds, 23, then took the stand and described how she was sitting to the (Continued on Page 2) Health Care for Aged Plan Awaiting Action by House WASHINGTON (AP) A sharply limited piogram of health care for some of the aged awaited final House approval today. A group of senators, in turn, waited for a chance to try to broaden it. The House apparently registered its intention of passing the measure Wednesday when it shouted down a motion to send the bill back to committee. Such a move would have killed it. The formal roll call vote was held over until today to give absent members an opportunity to record their positions. Some members were attending funeral services for the late Rep. Douglas H. Elliott (R-Pa). The health program is the most controversial pari of a long bill to amend the Social Security laws. The House plan is admittedly a minimum measure, but was the only one able to muster a majority of supporters in the House Ways and Means Committee after eight weeks of disputes. It would set up a state-federal program, applying to persons 65 and older who are not actually on public relief, but so close to the border that they could not meet heavy medical expenses. An estimated 500,000 to one million persons a year might actually receive benefits. Action Expected Next Week Senate Unit to Spur Area Helium WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Interior Committee is expected to act next week on a helium conservation bill that could greatly spur development of the Pinta Dome field in northern Arizona. Among other things, the bill would authorize private ownership of helium properties and the .purchase of helium from private firms by the government. . It also would permit construction of 12 new helium extraction plants by private industry. They would be located on natural gas pipelines. The Bureau of Mines presently is the only U. S. producer of helium. It operates five extraction plants and 95 per cent of their output is used by the government. But with more helium, a non combustible gas, being used in defense, atomic energy and space programs, the government wants to conserve large amounts now being wasted. In the Senate committee, a staff study was made at the request of Chairman James E. Murray (D-Mont.h Among amendments submitted to the staff were two suggested by the Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Inc., of Oklahoma City. In a statement to the committee, Lynn Adams, Kerr-McGee vice president and general manager, said the company and others have leases covering several hundred acres in the Pinta Dome area where large reserves of 8 per cent helium gas have been discovered. The statement said two situations might arise in administering the proposed program which could adversely affect Kerr-McGees development of its. Arizona holdings. It was suggested the bill be amended to prohibit producers who sell to the government from selling excise helium on the open market at a price less than the government charges for it. Another would provide that if an independent producer, was prevented by the government from producing helium or transporting it to private users the government would buy the output at a fair market price. Presently the amendments to the committee at the outset of the hearings, Murray urged their adoption. Sen. Carl Hayden (D-Ariz) also has filed a statement with the committee in support of the bill. ien, nanes attle Flames By WILLIAM HOYT More than 300 expert firefighters, using five planes and dozens of pieces of heavy equipment, today battled raging flames and rising winds in a desperate effort to contain a huge forest fire burning on the Grand Canyons North Rim and on the heavily-forested Kaibab Plateau. The big blaze, which was discovered late Tuesday afternoon in Grand Canyon National Park, blew out yesterday afternoon under gusty winds up to 40 mph and, at last reports had burned over an estimated 4,000 acres of spruce, fir and Ponderosa pine in both the park and the Kaibab National Forest. Continuing hot, dry weather, and strong winds again this afternoon made the firefighters grimy job of fighting the big blaze one of extreme difficulty. But Kaibab officials said they were "optimistic that the fire could be held this afternoon. They explained that despite forecasts of winds up to 35 mph, the wind direction would remain from the southwest, allowing crews to work on the fire from the west side where the main timber stands are. "You cant ever say for sure in a situation like this with gusty winds predicted, but we should be able to hold it unless the weather changes drastically. Actually, under normal circumstances, we would consider the fire under' control, but we cant do that in the face of the wind coming up again. Well know' probably for sure by tomorrow'. The first of five converted military planes, designed to drop fire-supressing chemicals on the blaze, took off from Prescott shortly before noon today. Other planes were to follow' at 10 minute intervals to bomb the fire. The 300 firefighters, including 225 highly-trained Hopi and Zuni Indians, threw' a bulldozed fire line around the perimeter of the blaze this morning and at 10 a.m., officials said that under normal circumstances, the fire might be considered under control except for the weather forecast for increasingly strong winds in the area during the afternoon. The whole deal is the wind, said Grand Canyons Chief Ranger Lynn Coffin. "Its starting to rise again and if it blows like it did yesterday evening, its a big question w'hether the crews can hold the line. The fire was crowning almost continually yesterday and it made a tremendous run during the afternoon in the wind. No facilities at Grand Canyon National Park are jeopardized by the fire at the present time, Coffin said, and no restrictions have been issued, or are even contemplated on tourist travel in the park. Tourists visiting the famed scenic area at the tourist center on the South Rim today could plainly see the huge, towering column of smoke rising from the forest fire, 20 air-(Continued on Page 2) Kishi Says He'll Quit Post Soon TOKYO (AP) Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi today put into effect a new 10-year military alliance between the United States and Japan the major goal of hi 3(2-year regime and announced he would'-resign. Kishi, for weeks the target of fanatical demonstrations by radical students, Socialists, Commit-nists and labor forces, set no date for his resignation. But a spokesman said the Cabinet would quit en masse as soon as Kishis Liberal Democratic party decides on his successor. Approval of the Liberal Democratic choice is a certainty, since the party has a majority in both houses of Parliament. But considerable trading between rival factions may be necessary before agreement. Th- new U. S. - Japan security pact went into force at a hurried ceremony arranged secretly to foil plans of Japanese left-wingers to delay final action on the co-troversial treaty. Inside Today's Daily SUN Meet Set to Probe Uranium Problem Page 2 Complete Weather Information Page 2 County Stand 4th in Sales Tax Revenue Page 3 Editorial, Columns, Letters Page 4 Family News, Entertainment Page 10 Complete Sports Roundup Pages 12-13 Classified Advertising Page 13-14 Full Page of Top Comics Page 15 NOTICE! MURCHISON VENTURES. INC., is now in the. process of reorganizing its Flagstaff area operation and will, within a few days, open an office in Flagstaff where all creditors may present their proof of claims. From now on all persons doing business with Murchison Ventures, Inc., and all creditors can be assured that authorized personnel of our company will be available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in our office in downtown Flagstaff 13 NORTH SAN FRANCISCO, SUITE 102, FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA. The name of our new Arizona General Manager is Harry T. Pitts, Jr. The SOLE and ONLY person that is authorized by Murchison Ventures, Inc., to create any obligations for or liabilities against or to pledge or incur the credit of Murchison Ventures, Inc., i3 Mr. HARRY T. PITTS, JR. SIGNED: William Alperin, President R. Eric Tipton, Secretary-Treasurer Representing 99 910 of the stock of Murchison Ventures, Inc. T

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