The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 6, 1971 · Page 21
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 21

Ogden, Utah
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Wednesday, October 6, 1971
Page 21
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Utah Water Projects Denied Full Federal Funds, Morton Says WEDNESDAY EVENING SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton told Utah officials Tuesday that western water development-projects, 'such, as the Central Utah Project, aren't getting their- full share of federal meeting with Gov. ; Cal- funds. In a vin Hampton, and several state division heads. Morton said the Interior Department has a $5.2 billion backlog in water proj- but not fully ects authorized funded- He added that water projects already under way are lacking $2 billion in construction planning funds. .After meeting with the state officials, Morton flew to the Ute Indian Reservation near Roosevelt to discuss Indian rights with tribal leaders. He also toured construction sites of the Central Utah Project (CUP). He was to return to Salt Lake City today, where he will speak at the annual meeting of the Grand Jury Probe Out, Judge Says SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Third District Judge Stewart Hanson has turned down a request by Salt Lake County Commissioner Philip Blomquist for a. grand jury investigation of the offices of county attorney and Salt Lake City mayor. Hanson said he discussed Blomquist's request Tuesday with other district judges, who concluded that the convening of a grand jury "is not appropriate at this time." Federation of Rocky Mountain States tonight. WATER RIGHTS Rampton asked Morton to meet with the state's officials for a discussion of water rights, grazing and mining. "If we continue io fund the Central Utah present rate, Project at the nobody "in. ..this In Carl August. County Attorney Nemelka filed criminal complaints against Blomquist and former county imqi Offii licial James Hansen, charging them with criminal conspiracy and doing business in' the name of a suspended corporation. CHARGES DROPPED The charges were later dis-, missed against Hansen on the grounds Nemelka had granted him immunity from prosecution. room has a chance to see it "finished," Morton said. "The people of the arid states of the West ... are being deceived because they come to believe that projects will come on stream much sooner than they will." :'m deeply concerned about this backlog in water nrojects," he added. "We've got to address ourselves as a nation to this problem. I take the position that the high priorities of today are the ones under construction." Morton said he would look into Hampton's request for a supplemental $6 million in construction funds for the Bonneville unit of the CUP, the state's massive project to divert Colorado River drainage to the populated Wasatch Front. Morton said he would probably know within 30 days whether the request can be" granted, and he said money might be available through "reprogramming" funds which have been already appropriated. The interior secretary said later Tuesday that a pow-wow with Ute Indian leaders at the tribe's new Bottle Hollow resort complex was the first in a series of talks with western tribal leaders. "I plan to find out first hand what their problem are," he said. INDIAN TRIBES "Many western Indian tribes j haven't been given a fair shake on water rights; or new appropriations, and I'm going to look into that injustice personally." Morton said he wants to cre- a_te an Indian Water Rights office in his department. "Water is at the source of their future needs, just as much as with the western non-Indian world." he said. "Yet I am convinced from the record they have been entangled far too long in water controversies which prevent them from get- New City Hall Bids Still 'Too High'in Tremonton TREMONTON—A contract agreement for a new City Hall here still eluded city fathers Tuesday, despite four cheaper bids for a compex drastically trimmed drawings. from original EXPLAINING the banMng business and the methods he used to exceed last year's United Fund collections, Ralph. Firth, vice president of First National Bank of Layton, plays host to Laurie Cunnington, of Ogden, "Rodeo Queen for a Day". Blomquist's the outcome of Nemelka's appeal of the dismissal. The need for the convening of preliminary hear- ttag '*>* f Mr share of waten" He said the federal govern- tribes in their efforts to move toward self-governance. FALLING TREE KILLS LOGGER SUPERIOR, Mont. (AP)— A Superior logger, James Adams, was killed Tuesday in Idaho's Gold Creek country of Shoshone County when a dead tree fell on him. Mineral County sheriff's deputies said Adams, about 60, was a sawyer with J.E. Hall Contractors of Spokane. Flaming Rollover Claims Driver; Identity Sought CIRCLEVTLLE, Utah (UPI)— A motorist died Tuesday ~when his car overturned near here and burst into flames, destroy_ ,ing any identification and'burn- i ing the body.foeyond recognition 'Royalty 7 Takes Layton Tour for United Appeal LAYTON—Banker Ralph Firth | courage business executives to | trim costs. •vc-forl ^rtTf^slfi? 'Pnacrimr n4-A ^li/iiv .•n^iiMi-ln^l /^TMWQO A rlpfMQIi Bids were resubmitted by four contractors Tuesday night, after the city reluctantly agreed to eliminate a jail and police office wing from the new center. The bids remained beyond Tremonton's monetary grasp, however. Lowest base bid was offered, for the second time, by the Wayne A. Jensen Construction Co. of Brigham City, for $126,920—a cutback of $22,000 from his previous offer. Tremonton, however, has budgeted only $110,000 for the complex, which had been drawn to. include a jail, police interrogation rooms plus city and county offices. OTHER BIDS Second lowest bid offer was advanced by Tremonton Contractor Reed Oyler for $130,000, followed by Watts Construction Co. of Logan for $136,337 and Raymond Construction Co. of Logan for $138,980. Alternate bids for air condition units would hike the two lowest base bids by $5,255. In the first bid opening two weeks ago, Contractors Jensen and Oyler named respective base offers of $148,800 and $152,000. A dismayed City Council, at that time, decided to review architectural drawings and the facility'and police headquarters to reach a contract agreement. in the future. Their dilemma was corn- But the lowest base offer still j plicated Tuesday by a proposal exceeds Tremonton's financial I that the city buy the aging capability by $16;000 and the council'remains stymied. City.fathers resloved to pore over the budget and building drawings once again in an effort Valley Hospital for possible use as a city hall. The request was made by hospital founder Dr. Edgar White, who said disposition of U OF U SURGEON PREDICTS MORE UTAH REQUESTS FOR SEX CHANGE SALT LAKE.CITY (AP) — The disclosure that sex change operations are performed at the University of Utah Medical Center will probably result in an increased number of requests by Utah residents for the operations, says a -university plastic surgeon. Dr. Clifford Snyder said Tuesday he has performed 50 such operations, including six at the University of Utah. He said most of his patients have come from outside Utah, but added he expects more Utah residents to ask for the operations now that they've been publicized. The Deseret News, a Salt Lake City newspaper, disclosed Monday that a university medical team, headed by Snyder, had performed the operations at the university. Snyder said such operations are as common as those for a cleft palate or a disfigured hand or foot He said other Salt Lake City hospitals also had performed the operations, but he refused to specify which ones. PERRY POLITICS Council Candidates Selected by Parties PERRY—Nominating groups secutive. terms, did not seek re- toiof both political camps here voted on a slate of six con- Councilman Hirschi was de- hosted royalty Tuesday. The queen was Laurie Cunnington; first attendant of Miss Rodeo Utah, who was selected as "Rodeo Queen for a Day" in conjunction with the 1971 United Appeal of Northern Utah, whose campaign .is currently in progress. Mr. complete their At noon, other special guests were hosted at a luncheon by the First Na tional Bank held at Ken's Cafe in the Fort Lane Shopping Center. Mi. - rodeo queen after tenders for City Council posts feated in a runoff vote. ivii-.- Firth,' chairman of the; , -,. campaign among small Layton. become the^ first businesses,' and vice president man to exceed rr of a Layton. bank, introduced the rodeo queen to employes at man to 1 exceed money collected last year in his division. a tour of leading business firms in the Layton area. COMPLETE DRIVES Purpose of the tour was to en- collected 115 per cent amounts collected last year in Layton, il drives. ;ton and •e hosted ^irst Nan's Cafe ing Ceri- d to host having m chair- collected n r . en other 58 sec- onor. tion had . of the year in A decision to can lor a new set of bids was made . in a special meeting last week after the city agreed on a near- skeletal version of the original City Hall complex. Scratched from previous plans was a three-cell jail and police interrogation rooms in the building's north wing, skylights and basement windows. LESS EXPENSIVE City fathers had hoped that by including only a roughed-in north wing and substituting & less expensive type of brick, base bid offers would not exceed the $110:000 ceiling. They anticipated adding a jail this week, but one party lost a candidate by with drawal Tuesday. Representatives of the Citizen's and People's parties gathered Monday and Tuesday at separate locations to game contenders for the expiring posts of Councilmen Martella Nelson, Robert Stack and Boyd Hirschi. THREE INCUMBENTS Of the three incumbents, only the first-term Councilman Stack was selected by the Citizen's group to launch another office bid. Councilman Martella Nelson, who has served five non-con- Cbosen stand the Citizen's p. to Mr. Stack. v\ ry Mayor Pai Hill AFB emplc THREE 0 People's part inated Dennis J ager of the Hoi Brigham City, Weight, Interr placement coin Reeder, Moun mentary Schoo the three posts However, a Mr. Reeder lat withdrawal. by Barnard and Glen Aldou-s Qountain School iselor, and Lynn tain View Ele- 1 instructor, for spokesman said Morton announced that he had The charred auto and its oc- recently enacted statute, which allows a county attorney to subpoena witnesses during an investigation, with a district judge's approval. Nemelka subpoenaed 64 persons in his investigation of Hansen and Blomquist. signed an order revoking a 1930 oil shale withdrawal order pertaining to Indian lands. 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