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Saturday, April 5, 1969
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Phoenix weather Increasing high cloudiness today a little warmer. High today S3-S8, 47-52. Yesterday's high 83, low 49 Humidity: high fil, low 15. Details Page 10. 79th Year, No. 324 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC GUY CHASER Today's chuckle If you are one of those who thinks you're getting too mnch government, yon can be thankful yon are not getting as much as yon are paying for. TELEPHONE: 271-80W Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday, April 5,1969 (Four Sections, 64 Pages) c Ten Cents GOP bids to rescue its image By BERN1E WYNN Republic Political Writer Republican leaders have sent out a distress call to top party officials to attend a meeting here Monday in a joint effort to resolve the embarrassing stalemate in the Arizona Senate. State Republican Chairman Harry Ro- News Analysis senzvveig acknowledged that party off i c i a 1s are concerned about the current legislative deadlock, but he declined to discuss whether any action is contemplated. However, a reliable source said a call has gone out to the Republican congressional delegation, Sen. Paul Fannin. Sen. Barry Goldwater, Rep. John J. Rhodes and Rep. Sam Steiger. Steiger and Fannin were reported vacationing in Mexico. Rhodes was in Washington and Goldwater was expected to arrive home today. The main concern is the potential damage that the Senate deadlock over the general appropriations bill and new construction funds, which sparked the resignation Thursday of Sen. David Kret, R- Maricopa, as Senate majority leader, will do to the Republican Party image. In the landmark election of 1966, Republicans won majorities in both houses to control the legislature for the first time in history. The subsequent "gung ho" 28th Legislature, although operating on a narrow margin of GOP control, achieved a remarkable record for long-needed legisla- Continued on Page 20 Seven Valleyites lose their lives in road mishaps Seven persons died in Valley automobile accidents last night, authorities said. They included the 18-year-old daughter of an Arizona Highway Patrol sergeant, two men who died in the flaming crash of a car and pick-up truck, and two men who died in a collision of two trucks. Investigators identified five of the dead as Kathleen Ann Gump of 3019 W. El Caminito, daughter of Sgt. Donald R. Gump; Ronald Newby, 21, of 601 W. 157 traffic deaths in 1969 143 died same period 1968 Illini; Sylvester Mendez, 21, of 4031 S. Sixth Ave., and Pedro Gonzalez, 37, of P.O. Box 465, Peoria, and Joseph Popovich, 39, of 8716 N. 39th Ave. A sixth person, tentatively identified as Laurence L. Stevens, 33, of 2815 W. Montebello, died in a three-car crash at 23rd Avenue and Dunlap. A seventh, Wesley Webb, 69, of 6549 W. Colter, Glendale, was found dead after his car hit a telephone pole at 59th Avenue and Northern in Glendale. Police said an autopsy will be conducted as to the cause of Webb's death. Highway patrolmen said Miss Gump was driving south on the Black Canyon Freeway when her car spun and struck a light pole at the Van Buren off ramp. The car broke in half. Patrolmen said Miss Gump and a passenger, Sheryl Richardson, 22, address unknown, were thrown from the car. Miss Richardson was reported in Continued on Page 8 73 Reds slain in trap by GIs Associated Press SAIGON — American infantrymen baited North Vietnamese troops out of sanctuaries in Cambodia and then cut down 73 of the enemy in a two-hour battle before dawn today just inside South Vietnam, U.S. officers said. The North Vietnamese were overpowered by troops of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division waiting astride a key infiltration route about 35 miles northwest of Saigon. U.S. losses were put at 3 dead and 13 wounded in the fighting. Meanwhile, the U.S. Command yester- iay announced two more Marine sweeps, boosting to 16,000 the number of Americans in the jungles and hills seeking to cut enemy supply lines. The new sweeps are Operation Oklahoma Hills, kicked off near Da Nang by },000 men of the 1st Marine Division, and Operation Purple Martin, launched near Khe Sanh by 3,000 men of the 4th Marine Regiment. Two drives opened earlier are Operation Maine Crag, also near Da Nang, and Operation Massachusetts Striker in the A Shau Valley. Officers said Maj. Gen. Ellis Williamson, commander of the 25th Division, "agitated" the enemy by setting up an artillery and patrol base just across from its so-called Angel's Wing sanctuary in Cambodia. NORTH VIETNAM Snulti Cflino St« 2OHC SOUTH VIETNAM m U.S. hits supply lines Less than 24 hours later, a battalion of 500 North Vietnamese, camouflaged with rice straw on their backs, launched their assault behind a heavy mortar barrage. But the Americans were waiting for them. "They began sneaking across the rice paddies," a 25th Division officer said. "We picked them up on radar before they even got close," A 25th Division listening post of about a dozen men set out in hedgerows 200 yards from the U.S. firebase also picked up the enemy movements. The North Vietnamese troops bypassed the small patrol and went for the big base instead. "There were North Vienamese soldiers up and running toward the firebase," said Spec. 4 Robert Odom, of Memphis, Tenn., one of the men on the listening post. "It looked like a football team's end-around." As the enemy troops got to within 30 yards of the firebase, two 105mm howitzers lowered their barrels and opened fire with shells containing thousands of pieces of deadly shrapnel. Odom said that under the artilery bombardment and withering machine gun fire from helicopter gunships, the enemy troops turned and fled. "We picked more of them off as they came running back across the rice paddies," said Odom. He said .some of the retreating soldiers were carrying wounded with them. One badly wounded prisoner was captured and likely will have to have a leg amputated, he added. The enemy force was part of the Vietcong 9th Division, which is made up mostly of North Vietnamese soldiers. The U.S. Command's report said artillery was called in twice on the northern frontier in incidents that indicated enemy activity persists in the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam. Article called obscene Life magazine sale banned by Bayless By CLYDE A. MURRAY Arizona's 53 A. J. Bayless stores have banned the sale of the latest issue of Life magazine, labeling one of its articles obscene and triggering a cry of censorship by a Life official. Mrs. A. J. Bayless, head of the market chain, vowed other magazines containing material considered obscene or in bad taste by her organization will get the same treatment. Mrs. Bayless, the chain's majority stockholder, explained the decision to ban the April 4 issue of Life was made by Roger Hagel, president of A. J. Bayless Markets, Inc. But she pointed out she wholeheartedly concurred in the move. Mrs. Bayless said she had not seen the April 4 issue of Life but indicated she is aware of a trend toward exploitation of sex and sensuality in some magazines. "We are living so fast, maybe it is the coming thing," she said, "but I don't see the need for it." The Bayless ban is aimed at an article in the current Life titled "Sex, Shock and Sensuality." It is a report on the current obsession with sex in the theater and other art forms. The spread includes photographs of nude men and women, some of them in amourous poses. In New York City, Charles Rubens, director of promotions for Life, told The Republic by telephone that the Bayless action constitutes a form of censorship. "We think people are capable of making their own judgments on what to buy," Rubens said. He said the disputed Life article "fairly depicts a situation current in the American theater." The author of the article, Joan Barthel, takes the position that the sex trend in the American theater is designed to shock, and is therefore undesirable, explained Rubens. Indentifying himself as a one-time stockholder in the A. J. Continued on Page 4 200 teen-agers arrested in Parker area By JOHN J. HARKIGAN Western Arizona Bureau PARKER — More than 200 teen-agers have been arrested here during the past week as an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 persons flocked to this resort area along the Colorado River for their Easter holiday. Yuma County sheriff's deputies said most of those arrested were charged with liquor violations. Some were accused of narcotics violations. Authorities said it appears that there are less vacationers here this year than last. Yuma County Sheriff Capt. Cecil Crowe estimated about 5,000 weekenders, and added, "but it looks like 50,000." Crowe said the sheriff's department put an additional six deputies on duty this week. There were no serious problems through yesterday and it looked "like an ordinary holiday weekend." He added, "They're all a pretty good bunch of kids." Parker Justice of the Peace J. G. Fuqua said more than 200 youths had been arrested during the past week, mostly for minor consuming of liquor, and disorderly conduct. "And they're still coming in. We're getting quite a few narcotics cases," he said, estimating about 20 arrests for possession of marijuana. Fuqua said he was concerend over the large numbers of long-haired teen-agers he had seen in the past week and worried that more would be coming from Palm Springs, Calif., and would be frightening off vacationing families. He said the highway patrol had 10 to 12 extra patrolmen on duty but that they were mostly involved in traffic control. "We need more men to get into these resorts for the narcotics cases," he said. Most of the youngsters arrested are paying off their fines, he said. "Normally, they come up with the $330 bond in about four hours," he added. A fine for a minor consuming is $110 and up in his court. Authorities said they believed that many of the "hippie types" who arrived here late Thursday and yesterday had fled from the law enforcement crack- Continued on Page 13 Doomsday postponed Loudly predicted earthquake quietly avoids California Los Angeles Times Service LOS ANGELES — California did not shake, shudder and crash into the sea at 3:13 p.m. yesterday. A whole band of prophets, mystics, cultists, fundamentalist preachers, and telepaths had forecast a devastating earthquake-of a magnitude hitherto unknown to man—for that instant on Good Friday. There were earthquakes elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere, all right. Lots of them. The strongest struck at 8:20 a.m., when a medium-sized quake was recorded off Mexico's west coast. Seismologists placed its epicenter in the Pacific off Acapulco, about 1,300 miles from Los Angeles, and said it registered 5.7 on the Richter scale. Had it been centered in a populated area, it would have been strong enough to inflict damage. As it was, there was no damage reported, though the tremors were felt as far away as Acapulco and La Paz, where inhabitants fled to the streets. The other quakes yesterday were of the kind that occur by the hundreds every day of the year—tiny shocks called microquakes which are too slight to be felt by human beings and cannot be detected except by the most sensitive seismographs. Were they recorded, the microquakes — which are usually caused by an imperceptible movement of a single rock — would measure negatively on the Richter scale, scientists say. Although yesterday passed uneventfully, except for the Acapulco tremor, the earthquake rumors circulated in recent months have by no means been put to rest. Harried officials at California Institute of Technology, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Civil Defense Office in Los Angeles City Hall reported they were inundated by phone calls from frightened citizens yesterday demanding to know when and where the great earthquake would strike. A Caltech spokesman said they do not expect the phone calls — which started trickling in months ago — to abate. April 4, he pointed out, was only one of the days in April singled out by the earthquake prophets. Others have pegged April 8 or 15 for the day of doom. "We'll be putting up with this at least the rest of the month," he predicted. "And if by chance there happens to be a major earthquake in April, we'll never hear the last of it." To all who call, Caltech provides the same answer: Earthquakes cannot be predicted and there is no reason to believe, they are more likely to occur in April than any other time of the year. "That satisfies some people," the Cal- tech official said, "but others after Continued on Page 4 inside* OPENING THE TAP-Nixon administration eases restrictions on foreign investments. Page 2. VISAS DENIED-Two Cuban diplomats denied re-entry visas for aid to militants. Page 12. CUT, CUT, CUT - Phoenix officials asked to trim $17.5 million bond request for new buildings by one-third. Page 21. DEATH TIED TO MAFIA-Suicide of Tucson jeweler linked to his despair over inability to collect $3 million debt for gems consigned to alleged Mafia group. Page 21. Page 27 10-11 7 30 53-62 31 16 35-36 33-34 Astrology Campbell Churches Classified Comics Crossword Dear Abby Editorials Financial Page 63 Movies 37 Obituaries 22-26 Opinion 38-52 Radio Log 63 Sports 10 TV Log 36 Weather 6 Women 37 Youth AP Wirephofo EASTER IN VIETNAM — Army Spec. 5 Claude. Walker of Lithea Springs, Ga., plays with his pet rabbit during a lull in the fighting. He was photographed during a momentary letup in 9th Infantry Division action in Mekong Delta, South Vietnam. Vandal bands mar Dr. King memorial Associated Press The first anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination was observed yesterday in hundreds of peaceful ceremonies but a nonviolent memorial in Memphis where he was killed was marred by bands of vandals smashing store windows near where a massive crowd had gathered. In Memphis, Mayor Henry Loez proclaimed a rigid 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew even as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., and the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy were speaking. The service, held on the big open plaza in front of city hall, also was hit by intermittent showers. One hard rain soaked the crowd and dignitaries on the speakers platform. ~ Sen. Kennedy, a> neat, tanned figure in a blue suit, arrived late but, judging by his reception, was the high point of the program. He was greeted by a great roar of shouts and applause. Abernathy, who inherited Dr. King's role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, introduced the senator as the man who will "one day be the president of the United States." During the senator's brief speech, police with binoculars stood on nearby rooftops, scanning the windows of buildings around the angular, modernistic city hall. "Wealth is still lavished on useless and dangerous arms," Sen. Kennedy told the crowd. "Let us work so that yesterday's dream and today's crisis will be tomorrow's opportunity. . . "Let us work so no man be denied a job by the evil of discrimination ... If I fight for these goals for all my public life, there is no greater service I can do. for my country," he added. Abernathy, undeterred by the heavy rain that struck during his talk, announced that the service was the beginning of the second chapter in the Poor People's Campaign. He promised to reassemble a delegation of the poor lo move into Washington and pressure Congress for bigger antipoverty programs, and listed five demands to be made. Vandals struck near the perimeter of the crowd before all of the marchers— who had paraded through downtown Memphis—readied the plaza. The uproar touched off a moment of near panic. In Boston, at Fanevil Hall, this nation's "cradle of liberty," Mayor Kevin White called on Congress to declare the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a national holiday. In Atlanta, Coretta King and her four children visited her husband's grave on a bright, balmy spring day. Composed and resolute, she placed a red and white Continued on Page 4 Varied mix of activities mark Easter weekend Associated Press Millions of Americans began the ritual of Eastertide yesterday, attending church services, planning egg hunts for children and enjoying warm weather to start vacation trips. In Rome, Pope Paul VI participated in the Roman Catholic Church's most austere service, shedding his ring and slices and walking across the marble floor of the Basilica at St. Mary Major, the largest church in the western world. He knelt and kissed the crucifix in the basilica and later led The Way of the Cross amid Rome's ancient pagan ruins. In New York, thousands of worshipers streamed into churches for special Good Friday services, including a two-hour sacred liturgical action of the Lord's Passion, conducted by Cardinal-designate Terence J. Cooke for 5,000 Catholics at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The New York Stock Exchange and both public and parochial schools were closed. In more secular observance of the religious holidays, children began dyeing Easter eggs in preparation for egg hunts tomorrow. In Indianapolis, a giant bunny will arrive today by helicopter to distribute candy and animal pictures to children at the zoo. As thousands began vacation and weekend trips yesterday, airports reported delays caused by fog and air traffic. Planes at Kennedy International Airport were delayed for as much as an hour. Many church services in the United States this weekend will be conducted outside in the early morning hours. In 42 of the nation's cities Easter weekend demonstrations were organized to protest the war in Vietnam. The largest gathering is planned for today in New York City where thousands are expected to march from midtown to Central Park for a rally. A coalition of 12 antiwar groups called the National Action Group planned marches, "death watches" at draft: boards, "teach-outs" at defense plants and public vigils objecting to the war in Vietnam. ; A rally outside the gates of the 6th Army's Presidio in San Francisco was', planned by the Gl-Civilian Peace March Committee which planned to march from the Civic Center to the Presidio. Authorities in Chicago expected 3,000 out-of-towners to join in a protest today that would include a march from downtown State Street to the South Side Coliseum. Today's prayer Almighty God, Who art able to save to the uttermost, grant me strength to subdue that which otherwise will be my undoing. Strengthen my soul and mind in self-control lest 1 lose the self that can serve Thee. Grant that the Savior of all mankind may become the Captain of my soul. In Thy great name, 1 pray. Amen. i n *^ t Sfl

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