Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 32
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P'.T i It H» Atitma Ripubltc So Phoenix, Frl., April 4,im PIXIES by Uranium boom develops in Tonto near Payson Eastern Arizona Bureau PAYSON — A uranium prospecting boom has developed in the Tonto National Forest area northwest of here with more than 800 claims being filed, reportedly by the Southern Union Gas Co. of Dallas. The boom started last summer and records on file in the Gila County Courthouse show the three companies primarily involved are Southern Union Gas and States Oil Co.., Dallas; Buttes Oil and Gas Co., Moab, Utah; and States Oil Co., reportedly of Denver The area involved covers approximately 14,000 acres northwest of Christopher Creek and extending to Roberts Mesa. Officials of the firms in- Tolved could not be reached SCOTT TO SPEAK Gordon Scott of Phoenix, prsident of the Society of Professional Drivers, will speak on "Accident Evasion Driving" at the Men's Fellow breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the United Church of Sun City, 107th Avenue and Sun City Boulevard, Sun City. for comment on the development. An official of a drilling firm, working for Southern Union, reported "very, preliminary excavation work is being conducted." The official said, "The outlook is favorable but there's nothing definite yet and it may take years to develop." He said the drilling is expected to Continue for at least another six months. Phil Smith, Tonto forest ranger in the Payson area, said, "Most of the claims are on the forest lands, but some have been filed on private lands." A spokesman in the Payson area said the properties are the same as the ones filed on during the uranium boom of the 1950s. "The price of uranium now is much more commercial than during that period because of government removal of price controls on uranium," the spokesman said. At present, only one drilling rig is reported to be in operation but others are expected to resume exploratory drilling within the next few weeks. Op em tor of pet shop charged with cruelty More flboiif Mafia Pair hunted at Wittmatm 2-year-old boy * in lagoon A 2-year-old Glendale boy on a "treat" visit to Encanto Park in Phoenix drowned in the park's lagoon yesterday, police said. Investigators reported David Kenneth White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. White, 4310 W. Rose Lane, Glendale, was pulled from the park's lagoon by a passerby. Detective Dean Benson said he was told the boy's mother, Becky, and a friend had taken six children to the park as a treat. The youngster apparently wandered away from the group and fell in the lagoon, Benson said. A charge of cruelty to animals was filed in city court yesterday against Virginia Roberts, 35, operator of an abandoned pet shop in which dead and dying dogs were found Wednesday. A summons was prepared ordering Miss Roberts, who is also known as Robin Roberts, to appear Court April 17. On Wednesday, employes of the Arizona Humane Society of Phoenix found 21 dogs, 5 of them dead, apparently of thifst, in small, filthy pens at the rear of Robin's Canine Beauty Salon East, 2115 E. Indian School. Three animal ambulances rushed the dogs to the society's shelter at 9235 N. 14th St., but before they could complete the journey two more had died. Neighbors said no one had been seen at the shop for several days. Each occupied pen contained an empty water dish. Investigators said Miss Roberts' current address is uncertain. Early yesterday morning she was booked into county jail on a drunk charge, but was released three hours later on bond. Max Finch, general manager of the Humane Society, said he obtained keys yester- day to Robin's Canine Beauty Salon West, 2515 W. Bethany Home, a companion operation, and entered the building, with his men. No animals were found inside, he said. Continued from Page 15 Other law officers said they were bothered by the fact that Pfeffer chose to jump in front of his exclusive store while his wife was still inside. Battaglia is the brother of Charles "Batts" Battaglia, of Tucson, now serving a 10-year federal prison term for extortion in Tucson's wave of vend- Law enforcement agencies searched in thft Wittmann area yesterday for a gunman, who said he would not be taken alive, and his red-haired girl friend. The search was started around this small community, 30 miles northwest of Phoenix, after Paul J. Morris reported the couple robbed him of $20 and his rifle, then fled his home after he retufhed from working in his 40-acre ranch about one mile from Wittmann. 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