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Phoenix weather Increasing high cloudiness today and a little warmer. High today 8348, low 47-52. Yesterday's high 83, low 49. Humidity: high 61, tow 15. Details, Page 16. 79th Year, No. 324 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC HI. B U L«...;.; 0 G Today's chuckle If yon are one of those who thinks you're getting too mnch government, you can be thankful you are not getting as much as you arc paying for. TELEPHONE: 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday, April 5, 1969 (Four Sections, 64 Pages) (1 Ten Centi GOP bids to rescue its image By BERNIE WYNN Republic Political Writer Republican leaders have sent out a distress call 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- Marines power new Viet drives News Analysis deadlock, but he senzweig acknowledged that party off i c i a 1s are concerned about the current legislative 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 resig- 'nation 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 Associated Press SAIGON — Two more U. S. Marine sweeps in the north were announced yesterday, swelling to about 16,000 the number of Americans beating the jungles and hills there trying to cut enemy supply lines. The largest is Operation Oklahoma Hills, kicked off Monday by 8,000 men of the 1st Marine Division in the jungled foothills 20 miles southwest of the big American base at Da Nang. The second is Operation Purple Martin, launched Feb. 23 by 3,000 Marines of the 4th Regiment, 9 miles northwest of the old combat base of Khe Sanh in the far northwest and 7 miles east of the border of Laos. This drive is closely connected with Operation Maine Crag, consisting of 3,000 Marines of the 3rd Regiment searching the rugged terrain south of Khe Sanh. Operation Maine Crag previously was announced, along with Operation Massachusetts Striker, being conducted farther south in the A Shau Valley, long a North Vietnamese base and staging area southwest of Hue, the old imperial capital 55 miles northwest of Da Nang. About 2,000 U. S. paratroopers are pushing this drive. Hue and Da Nang were considered likely targets in the enemy offensive that opened Feb. 23, but so far the U. S. strikes in Vietnam North Vietnamese have contented themselves with shelling military installations at Da Nang. Recent clashes have showed, however, that enemy forces are around Da Nang and the four operations are designed to cut off their lanes of supply and reinforcement. Of the two latest drives — announcement was held up for security reasons — Operation Purple Martin has been the bloodiest. The U. S. Command said 26 Marines have been killed and 80 wound- ed, while North Vietnamese dead were listed at 59. * Contact has been much lighter in Operation Oklahoma Hills southwest of Da Nang. One Marine was reported killed and 31 wounded, and 12 North Vietnamese have been killed. As the Leathernecks fanned out across the countryside, Lt. Gen. Lewis W. Walt, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, said it would be a mistake to withdraw American troops from South Vietnam now. A veteran of the Vietnam war, Walt was on an inspection tour of Marine units when reporters talked to him at Da Nang. Asked how long he thought it would be before the South Vietnamese could take over the war, Walt replied: "I think it will be a gradual takeover, speaking militarily. I would say it is impossible to put a timetable on that." Walt said that "time has turned on the enemy" and "we are defeating them" but "I think the enemy is trying to prolong the war." "I think they are still trying to destroy our pacification efforts and cause as many casualties as they can," he continued. "They are playing politics, propaganda and psychology for the headlines in the United States." / While the Communist command's offensive has been in a lull, Walt said the enemy "still has the capacity to carry on so long as he has bases to operate from in the country and outside." 47-year-old man recipient of 1st artificial heart United Press International HOUSTON — Dr. Denton Cooley, who has conducted more heart transplant operations than any other surgeon, yesterday performed the world's first total artificial heart transplant. Cooley placed a fiber and plastic heart inside the chest of Haskell Karp, 47, of Skokie, 111. The artificial heart was linked by wires to an electronic pumping device. The artificial heart differs from that developed by Dr. Michael DeBakey of Houston in that DeBakey's device is used only to bypass the heart's left ventricle, the main pump of the heart. Karp had been a candidate for a hu-. man heart transplant, but Cooley said that without some form of "temporary assistance," Karp could not have lived. He indicated Karp's artificial heart would be replaced with a human heart as soon as a suitable donor could be found. The artificial heart is about the same size as the human heart and is made of dacron and a type of plastic. It was designed and built by Dr. Domingo Liotta, a native of Argentina, who is assistant professor of surgery at the Baylor college of medicine in Houston. The artificial heart was built in two parts. Cooley first inserted the right section of the heart, then the left, and stitched them together. All of Karp's vital signs were reported normal after the operation. He was in satisfactory condition. Article called obscene Life magazine sale banned by Bayless By CYLDE A. MURRAY Arizona's 53 A. J. Bayless stores yesterday 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 teenagers 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 hihgway 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 V M. M. United Press International LOS ANGELES - Relax, folks. We made it. . .Past that deadline of 3:13 p.m. yesterday set by some kooky prophets for a grand slam earthquake that would have shattered California and sent it sliding into the ocean. A lot of doom prophets predicted an earthquake along the San Andreas Fault would cause California to crumble like a . stfle cookie and fall into the Pacific Ocean. One commercial nut advertised beach front lots available in the desert hundreds of miles inland—after the quake. Good Friday with all its religious significance of the redemption of sinners by Jesus Christ through his crucifixion was a natural date for the forecasters of doom to select. It's hard to pinpoint the source of the time of 3:13 p.m. for the supposed disaster, but it stems from the clairvoyant Edgar Cayce, long since gone to his reward. f f> In 1941 Cayce, according to the Los Angeles Times, predicted Los Angeles and San Francisco and eventually New York would be destroyed. A disciple is supposed to have picked the time of 3:13 p.m. on a Friday, any Firday, and Good Friday just happened to be handy. To help the disaster merchants along, a book called "The Last Days of the Late, Great State of California," written by Curt Gentry of San Francisco, was published recently. It tells in graphic fashion of the collapse of various dams and bridges from an earthquake. The big difficulty in trying to counteract the rumors of disaster was the fact that California has earthquakes every day in the year—most of them imperceptible. The month is timely too because San Francisco was devastated by a fire and earthquake on April 18, 1906. Some old San Franciscans tremble when they hear a truck rumble. There is a fiction there top, that hot, muggy weather is V W earthquake weather, apparently because it was hot and muggy around the time of the '06 disaster. In 1965, there were dire predictions of earthquakes but none came true, according to Dr. Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology and the foremost expert on temblors. "There is no way to predict earthquakes," says Dr. James N. Brune, head of Caltech's network of seismograph stations. April 4 began like any other day at Caltech—seismographs recorded a quake off the coast of Mexico. It was a pretty good one but like most it was centered in the Pacific Ocean and apparently caused no major damage. The earthquake crisis will no doubt be a continuing one. There are predictions of disaster for about every day in April. And the Gentry book has given rise to a lot of disaster forecasts that set £he destruction for December. 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. WIRETAPPING CHARGE-A Phoenix private detective is charged with listening illegally to his ex-wife's private conversations. Page 21. DEATH TIED TO MAFIA-Suicide of Tucson jeweler linked to his despiar over inability to collect $3 million debt for gems consigned to alleged Mafia group. Page 21. Astrology Campbell Churches Classified Comics Crossword Dear Abby Editorials Financial V: Page 63 37 22-26 38-52 63 10 36 6 37 Movies Obituaries Opinion Radio Log Sports TV Log Weather Women Youth Page 27 10-11 7 30 53-62 31 16 35-36 33-34 AP Wlrephoto VIET BUNNY - 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 "let up in 9th Infantry Division action in Mekong Delta, South Vietnam. Vandal bands mar Dr. King memorial Associated Press MEMPHIS iAP) - Roving bands of vandals smashed store windows yesterday near a massive nonviolent memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King who was assassinated here a year ago. Mayor Henry Loeb proclaimed a rigid 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on this Mississippi River city, 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 tjiat yester- day'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 1 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 to 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—reached 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 rwl 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 shoes 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 crucifux 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 elostu. 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. ML*y 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 I 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, . Amen. ,

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