Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 33
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REPUBLIC MAIL 18 The Arizona Republic 13 Phoenix, Frl., April Uranium boom develops in Tonto near Payson — PIX1ESbyWohl Operator of pet shop More about Pair hunted at Wittmati 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 official said, "The outlook is favorable but there's nothing definite yet and it may take years to develop." for comment on the development, An official of a drilling firm, working for Southern Union, reported "very, preliminary excavation work is being conducted." I 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 involved could not be reached Sale of marijuana traps Tucson man TUCSON (AP)- An em- ploye of a Tucson weed control firm was arrested yesterday on charges of unlawful sale of marijuana. Peter Hans Kovacevic, 21, was accused of selling marijuana to an undercover agent. charged with cruelty Mafia 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. new management 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. 2-year-old boy drowns 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. ordering Miss Roberts, Airlines tinder who is also known as Robin Roberts, to appear in City Court April 17. On Wednesday, employes of the Arizona Humane Society of Phoenix found 21 dogs, 5 of them dead, apparently of thirst, 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. 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