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K Phoenix weather Windy and cooler, chance of stiowett in afternoon. Clearing tonight. High 75-80, lot* 53-58. Yesterday's high 82, low 48. Humidity: high 61, low 12. Details, page A-21. 79th Year, No. 325 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC P i i ' bl J TELEPHONE: 271-89W Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday, April 6, 1969 (Eleven Sections, 188 Pages) a Today's chuckle When a man no longer complains about his bride's cooking, it means that she has learned better —or he has. Twenty-Five Cents Easter muffled in battle Associated Press U.S. troops paused only briefly for services by chaplains in combat fatigues at little outposts in Vietnam. Thousands of pilgrams gathered in Rome and Jerusalem for vigils and other celebrations. In the United States, millions will attend sunrise sevices, hunt for eggs, and march in fashion parades topped by New York's annual showcase event. It is Easter 1969. And it is the eighth Easter for U.S. forces in Vietnam. As usual, hostilities were not suspended and officers ordered services scattered and limited in size to avoid large targets for enemy gunners. Pope Paul lighted a paschal candle to mark the close of Lent at a vigil service last night in Rome. Thousands joined him at St. Peter's Basilica for the vigil and Mass of joy commemorating the end of Christ's entombment. Some 1,000 pilgrims attended services in Jerusalem's 400-year-old Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which, according to tradition, is the site of Christ's tomb. This second Easter in Jerusalem under Israeli control was as peaceful as any other, as security guards in white caps mingled with the crowds. Israel took Jerusalem in the 1967 war with the Arabs. President Nixon will attend neighborhood services in Key Biscayne, Fla., then fly back to Washington this evening. He is expected to take part in the White House egg roll tomorrow. Sunrise services were scheduled as usual at Arlington National Cemetery. Lt. Gen. Frank T. Mildren, deputy commander of U.S. forces hi Vietnam, told troops in an Easter message their mission was to bring peace and freedom to South Vietnam. "As we see the strife and sadness around us this Easter Sunday," he said, "we should offer our prayers for our own United States, which has given freely of its prosperity so that others may be free." The Mormon Church marks its 139th anniversary Sunday in Salt Lake City. Some 20,000 were expected for sunrise services in the Hollywood Bowl featuring a reading by actor Leif Erickson. At Pasadena's Rose Bowl, a football player, end Bill Glass of the Cleveland Browns, is the featured speaker at the bowl's 21st annual service. The 58th annual service will be held at Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, Calif. Other sunrise services include the 35th annual in Dallas, the sixth annual on Mt. Capulin in New Mexico, and an in- terdominational service on top of Stone Mountain in Atlanta. inside SPRING CAR FEVER - Gimmicks and schemes of new and used car dealers are penetrated by James Cook in ARIZONA magazine. Page 6. A COACH COMPLAINS-Frank Sancet, University of Arizona baseball coach for 20 years, tells what bugs him about pro baseball in the Sports Section. Page E-4. OLD TEA TIMERS - Women's Section portrays in a photo story the charming Valley grandmothers gathered for the eighth annual silver tea. Page K-l. FARM EARNINGS BULLISH - The Farm and Ranch Page details how Arizona agricultural earnings rose during 1968. Page C-6. CHANGING LANDSCAPE - How the death of a beautiful home begets the birth of a parking garage is related in Sun Living Section. Page M-l. Page Art Astrology Auto Books Boys and Girls Business Campbell Crossword Farm News Movies N D E N C F F C C N 8 22 15 9 7 1- 7 1 7 6-7 2-3 Obituaries Sports Square Dance Stamps Sun Living Travel TV-Radio Weather Women's Forum Wynn Page D E D D M C N A K B 21 1-15 22 22 1-14 3-5 5-7 21 1-14 1 Today 9 s prayer Eternal God: As we are once again confronted by the powerful realities of the Easter event, may we not presume to understand the heart of this mystery. Deliver us from the temptation to ic- commodate our collective ego by substituting eloquent sermons for the simple truth of Easter, which is that God desires to give to each individual a new life. Amen. .Vixon starts U.S. reform Ash to lead work Washington Post Service Ripublle Photo by Vinct Kcrmifz EASTER SYMBOLS — Empty crosses and folded hands tell the centuries-old story of Easter. Valley Christians will mark the anniversary of Christ's Resurrection with a variety of services today. MIAMI, Fla. — President Nixon yesterday named Roy L. Ash, president of one of the nation's largest military contractors, to head a new and "thorough" review of the organization of the executive branch of the U.S. government. Ash, president of Litton Industries, Inc., will be chairman of a five-member President's advisory council on executive organization that will undertake this job, the. Florida White House announced. According to the announcement, the new council will consider relationships of the federal government to states and cities as well as organizational requirements and problems within the national government. While the new council has been assigned to deal with both immediate and long-range needs for governmental reorganization, White House aides said no date has been set for a first report. The council is to have its first meeting Thursday in Washington. Last June 27, Nixon declared in a nationwide radio address that "a searching, fundamental reappraisal of our whole structure of government" should be undertaken as "one of the first tasks" of the new president. At that time, Nixon proposed a new commission on government reorganization "with a broader mandate than those given the Hoover commissions" and including among its broadly based membership "the best management talent, the best government talent and also the best academic talent from many disciplines." The Ash council appears to be the chosen vehicle for fulfillment of the campaign pledge. White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said here yesterday that no additional councils or commissions in this field are currently contemplated. Ash, a 50-year-old native and resident of Los Angeles, served as Nixon's adviser on government reorganization during the transition period and has been at the White House to see the President and other officials several times since Jan. 20. At one point before Inauguration Day, it was anticipated that Ash would become a full-time government employe, and an office in the west wing of the White House was tentatively reserved for his use. It is understood that Ash declined the post, which would have required him to resign as president of Litton Industries and sever his financial connections. The four others serving with Ash on the new presidential council are: —Dean George Baker of the graduate school of business administration of Harvard University. —Former Gov. John B. Connally of Texas, now a member of the Houston law firm of Vinson, Elkins, Weems and Searls. Connally served as administrative assistant to then Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, as president of Austin radio staton KVET and as secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy prior to becoming governor. —Frederick R. Kappel, chairman of the executive committee of American Continued On Page A-4 Proved phony reappears selling books By JOHN A. WINTERS A Scottsdale man who is peddling a "complete children's education program" to Valley residents is falsely stating he is backed by the National Education Association and the Ford Foundation, representatives of these organizations say. The program, which consists of several sets of books, is the scheme of Jack Schatzberg, 47, of 6717 E. Desert Cove. Schatzberg said he gets the names of prospective customers from "IBM cards out of New York." He has "quite a few" customers, he said. To buy books from Schatzberg's firm, a customer is required to pay $399.50 cash plus postage, or to sign an installment contract, he said. Mention Schatzberg's name around state and county law enforcement and legal officers. Ears perk up, and eyes light up like Chinese lanterns. Dan Roth, assistant Maricopa County attorney, knows Schatzberg. Roth spent several days with him when Schatzberg was granted immunity from prosecution for selling false mortgages. Schatzberg won his immunity by turning state's evidence which helped convict Keith Jolly, a companion in the mortgage scheme. Cochise County Attorney Richard Riley knows Schatzberg. Riley agreed not to prosecute him on charges of selling false mortgages in that county when Schtazberg agreed to testify against Jolly in Phoenix. Navajo County Undersheriff Marvin Gillespie recalled that Schatzberg spent Feb. 2, 1968, in the Navajo County jail in Holbrook on a felony charge of passing a bad check before he was released on bond. A short time later, Schatzberg, hoping to avoid prosecution, showed up at the Maricopa County attorney's office with the records of Intercontinental Investors Inc., and Havasu Properties Inc. Schatzberg was an incorporator of both firms, but according to his testimony in Cochise County Superior Court last October, Jolly ran them. Jolly's trial there on charges of selling false mortgages ended in a hung jury. Since then, Jolly has pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to similar charges. While Schatzberg's name is familiar to several law enforcement agencies in the state, the National Education Association, whose endorsement he claims and under whose name he operates, has never heard of him. Said Lyle Hamilton, assistant public relations director for the NEA in Washington: "Jack Schatzberg is unknown to the National Education Association. The NEA is not sponsoring him and is not in any partnership with him. Any claims that he is sponsored by us are misleading and false. "We don't endorse any type of commercial venture. . .directly, indirectly, or around the bush." Neither has the Ford Foundation heard of him, although Schatzberg claims it has backed him to the tune of $3.5 million. Said Robert Tolles of the foundation's New York public information off ice: "We never back commercial enterprises. We have no record of any Ford Foundation grants having been made to the organizations he claims to represent." But the State Sales and Use Tax Collections office has heard of Schatzberg. An investigator from that office is looking for Schatzberg so that the office can audit his books. According to Louis Levendusky, supervisor of the tax office, Schatzberg has not applied for a transaction privilege (sales tax) license. City officials say Schatzberg has also neglected to apply for a city transaction privilege license. "I know him fairly well," said David Spring of Tucson, Schatzberg's limited partner in the "National Education Association." v According to Maricopa County records, Spring put up $3,500 and Schatzberg $1,500 to finance the partnership, which was formed Jan. 31. "He's an excellent salesman," said Spring of Schatzberg, "but he's not too good a businessman." Tomorrow: The Schatzberg "Buy a Book from the NEA" pitch. Arizona Democrats plan drive to give party boost in prestige By VINCE TAYLOR A prestige-laden drive to give Arizona's Democratic Party a "shot in the arm" was announced yesterday. The program, reaching into every area of the state, would include a series of appearances by some of the party's leading national figures. Rep. Morris K. Udall, Arizona's highest ranking Democratic office holder, and Dick Duffield, chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, made the announcement jointly at a press conference at the Phoenix Press Club in Hotel Westward Ho. They announced formation of the Arizona Democratic Leadership Conference to regain prestige for the Democratic Party in Arizona by screening possible primary candidates, raising fundi and working for "a team that can win." "We plan to ask Sens. Edmund S. Muskie and Edward M. Kennedy, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and others to visit the state, making appearances at the state universities, speaking to meetings of Democratic precinct committeemen, and addressing a series of fund-raising dinners this year," Udall said. Udall and Duffield revealed the program following a meeting earlier in the day at Francisco Grande Hotel at Casa Grande. The session was dosed to the (0. press but was attended by more than 25 Democratic leaders from throughout the state. The meetings, which Udall and Duffield termed "very constructive," was one of a series of private meetings "of concerned Democrats" in which a new approach to Democratic Party unity was discussed, they said. As announced by Udall and Duffied, the plan involves: —Active recruitment of outstanding candidates for the top four or five state offices at stake in the 1970 election. —Discouragement of bitter primary fights "which have led to party losses in the general elections." —The raising of substantial sums of money for use in strengthening the party and assisting in the election campaigns of selected candidates. —Development of general agreements within the party on major issues facing the state and nation. Duffield emphasized that the meetings have been aimed at broadening the appeal and support of the Democratic Party by working within the party structures. The Democratic state chairman Continued On Page A* y c«n K»m Democratic planners Richard Duffield, toft, and Morris K, Udall Peace parades by thousands hit Viet war United Press International Tens of thousands of peace demonstrators marched through the streets of New York and Chicago yesterday in the first mass protest against the war in Vietnam since the start of the Nixon administration. In New York, the march leader, David Bellinger, said a parade turnout estimated at 40,000 was proof "the antiwar movement has become active again ... the honeymoon is over, except there never was one." A letter of congratulations from a North Vietnamese lieutenant colonel was read to a rally of the Chicago marchers. The rally moderator, Sidney Lens, told the throng in the Chicago Coliseum, "We raise our voices to tell Mr. Nixon we forced one president out of the White House—and brother, you're next." Police estimated the number of Chicago marchers at 12,000 and parade leaders claimed the total might be twiqe that in "the biggest march in the history of Chicago." The mile-long column down State Street, nearly half of it in hippie garb, ran into small pockets of yelling, fist- swinging hecklers. Police broke up the scuffles and made five arrests at the coliseum. The marches were the spearhead of demonstrations advertised in 32 cities over the Easter weekend to serve notice to the Nixon administration that the forces of protest against the Vietnam war are still strong. Similar big city marches and rallies were planned today in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Vietcong flags and the black banners of anarchy mingled with American flags in yesterday's marches. Both in New York and Chicago, march organizers boasted their parades were led by GIs still in service, dressed in mufti but wearing white "overseas" caps. New York's march down Sixth Avenue was the largest and most peaceful. One thousand police lined the parade route and hecklers, some of them calling themselves members of the National Renaissance Party, had to content themselves with waving signs saying "Paci- Continued On Page A-4 U.S. Viet policy moves in secret on troop cutback By MAX FRANKEL New York Times Service WASHINGTON - The Nixon administration has now set in motion an essentially secret program of diplomatic and military measures designed to extricate the United States from Vietnam. Officials here confirm the adoption of a new approach to the war but refuse to discuss its details. They predict, however, their approach will become evident by the end of 1969 — presumably through a decline in the rate of American casualties and the recall of some American troops. The current and partly known efforts to arrange secret talks in Paris and to turn over more combat assignments to South Vietnamese units in the war zone are said to be part of the administration's program — but only a part. Informed officials here also talk about a gradual change of military tactics to reduce casualties, while providing greater security for some of South Vietnam's major population centers. As described here, this change would confirm Washington's readiness to settle for something less than "military victory." It would also buy time for negotiations and the evolution of new political processes in South Vietnam before the final American pullout. It is still not clear here how much progress has been made in recent days to organize secret talks, both between Washington and Hanoi and between the Saigon government and the National Liberation Front. Senior officials contend that every conversation in Paris, many consultations with Moscow and the course of the Continued On Page A-4

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