Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 5, 1969 · Page 15
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 15

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, April 5, 1969
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REHlituJb CITY 8 The Arizona Republic 0 Phwnlt, Sat., April S, IWJ High court Crash victim rescued justice Stays Airman pulled from burning car ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED — Kathleen Ann Gump, 18, of 3019 W. El Caminito, daughter of Arizona Highway Patrol Sgt. Donald Gump, died last night when her car struck a light pole at the Van Buren off ramp of the Black Canyon Highway and broke in half. Investigators said both Miss Gump and a passenger, Republic Photos by Jack West Sheryl Richardson, 22, were thrown from the vehicle. The front of the car (left), including the steering wheel, rolled across the southbound lane of the freeway and came to rest against the center divider. Miss Richardson was admitted to Memorial Hospital in serious condition. More about Fatalities Continued From Page 1 serious condition at Memorial Hospital. Phoenix police said Newby and Mendez were in a truck driven by Mendez when it apparently failed to yield to a car at Seventh Avenue and Illini and the vehicles collided. Investigators said the car driver Robert M. George, 24, of 10 E. LaMirada Drive, suffered minor injuries and was treated at Memorial Hospital. Patrolman Thomas Atchison said the truck's gas tank erupted in flames and Mendez and Newby were trapped in the vehicle. Gonzalez was driving a 6- ton truck southbound at 67th Avenue and Cactus Road when it hit a pickup truck in the intersection, Deputy Stan McClaskey said. The Martinez youth was riding with Gonzalez. He died of injuries at Maryvale Hospital. McClaskey said the pickup driver, Popovich was mortally hurt also died after admission to Maryvale Hospital. Police Sgt. Jim Folds said Stevens was killed when his car struck the rear of a pickup truck turning left from Dunlap onto 23rd Avenue. Stevens' car spun across the center line of Dunlap and crashed against an eastbound vehicle. Three others were injured in the crash and were taken to John C. Lincoln Hospital. Illinois man gets first plastic heart 2 rattler victims treated 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 DeBafcey'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 human 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 Holdup yields $1,010 loot A Phoenix homeowner told police last night that two armed men wearing handkerchief masks over their faces forced their way into his home and took $1,010. Police said Barney B. Cohen of 4228 E. Vernon told them the loot included $900 in half- dollar pieces. Investigators said Cohen told them he arrived home at 7:55 p.m. and found muddy footprints in the house. He said he went to the back door and the two gunmen opened the door, which they evidently had unlocked earlier, from the outside and pushed their way into the house. Court denies new hearing The Arizona Supreme Court yesterday ruled against a Laveen man's petition for a new trial on charges of kidnaping with intent to commit rape because he was denied a psychiatric examination of the complaining witness. In affirming the Maricopa County Superior Court conviction of Gary Thomas, 22, the Supreme Court expressed doubt that the Superior Court could have compelled the 27- year-old complaining witness to submit to examination by a court-appointed sychiatrist. In any event, the high court reiterated, the absence of state legislation denies indigent defendants the services of court-appointed experts at public expense. The same goes for the court- appointed investigator requested by Thomas' defense, added the Supreme Court decision, written by Justice Fred C. Struckmeyer Jr. MOBILE HOME OWNERS NOW YOU CAN OWN A 58'xlOO 1 LOT IN A SUPERB LOCATION! THE SCOTTSDALE MOBILE ESTATES • UNDERGROUND UTILITIES • REC. AREA WITH POOL • EXCELLENT TERMS At 7660 E. Van Buren (McKellips) I Mile South of McDowell between Scoffs. Rd. & Hayden OPEN 10 TO 6 EVERY DAY For Information & Brochure Phont 949-1081, 943-7214 WRITE 8910 N. Central, Phoenix 86020 SEE THE ALL NEW 12-Wide DESIGN 70 & Other Display Models • More beautiful than you can imagine, less expensive than you think. lank Rote Financing Available 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. Spring weather is bringing out not only the desert flowers, but also the rattlesnakes. Two rattlesnake bites have already been treated this spring at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Sunnyslope, officials there reported. Valentina A. Annerino, 17, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John F. Annerino, 4220 E. Almeria, was bitten Thursday near the Verde River on Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation. She was listed in satisfactory condition at the hosital. Danny Jenkins, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jenkins, of 3006 W. McKinley, was bitten March 23 at the Gil- lesipe Flood Control Dam, off Cave Creek Road. He is scheduled to be released today Hospital officials said the best procedure following a snakebite is to keep the victim quiet, apply ice packs and rush him to a doctor or hospital. execution WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas yesterday granted a stay of execution to Robert Lee Sims, 39, scheduled to die in the Arizona State Prison gas chamber April 18. Sims, a Sahuarita cotton picker, is under sentence of death from Pima County Superior Court for the 1963 robbery slaying of Glendell Soape, Scottsdale insurance man, on a road south of Sahuarita. The stay order is binding until the court disposes of Sims' petition for a Supreme Court review. The court denied him a hearing on June 6, 1966. Three months ago, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that Sims was not entitled to a new trial in the slaying of Soape. The federal appeals court in San Francisco also has affirmed Sims' death sentence. Sims' appeal to the Supreme Court was based on the Arizona court system, which allows defendants to be sentenced by the same juries which rule on their guilt or innocence. A crew of Arizona Public Service Co. linemen may have saved the life of a Lukft AFB sergeant yesterday by pulling the injured man from his flaming station wagon, investigators said. The sergeant, Nile J. Beebe Jr., 24, was in satisfactory condition last night at Luke AFB Hospital with minor cuts and abrasions. Sheriff's investigators said Beebe, of 8051 N. 56th Ave., was injured when his station wagon collided with a diesel fuel tank truck at Dysart and Olive. The northbound tanker, driven by Larry Joseph Barney, 31, of 3011 W. Highland, lost its brakes and slammed into Beebe's westbound vehicle, said deputies. A fuel tank on the truck was ruptured and sprayed the station wagon and intersection with diesel fuel as the smaller vehicle spun, burning, across OFFICE SUPPLIES & FURNITURE SAME DAY DELIVERY 3209 N. CENTRAL AVE. CR 9-9301 1mm Park Cento/ Western Is A Way Of Life! the roadway and Into two parked APS trucks. APS foreman Ted Wittfag- ham and his eight linemen jumped Into action, one of them working a fire extinguisher while others pulled Beebe, his clothing aflame, from his vehicle. Willingham then used a two-way radio in one of his trucks to call his dispatcher, who sent deputies and an ambulance to the scene. Barney, the driver of the tanker, was not hurt. No citar tions were issued pending further investigation. "The sergeant was wearing a seat belt," said a spokesman for APS, "and this may have made it possible for him to survive. 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