The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 6, 1975 · Page 22
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 22

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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Page 22-THK Sundav. April 6. 1975 Domier, Mormon Evidence Trail Preservation Aim of Utah Agency g SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation wants to trade about 45 acres of state land on the eastern edge of Salt Lake City for a 610 acre tract in the mountains 25 miles east of here. The division said the large tra"t on the edge of Summit and Morgan counties is "virtually the last untouched section of the historic Donner-Reed and Mormon pioneer route in exi stance " Cordon H. Tenney. agency spokesman, said a public hearing is scheduled for April 14 to gain public response and direction on the property exchange. Tlie state said the property it wants to acquire "would become an important link in providing a corridor of history in allowing the public to retrace the journey of the Mormon pioneers from the community of Henefer, Utah, to the Salt Lake Valley." The land between Big Mountain Summit and Mormon Flat would be designated as an addition to Pioneer Trail State Park. The state would offer Rotary Glen Picnic Area to Hogel Zoo as part of the exchange, and open to residential development 17.6 acres it holds on both sides of Kennedy Drive directly south of Rotary Glen. The division says the zoo "is interested in obtaining Rotary Glen for possible future expansion, and possibly the highest and best use of the Kennedy Drive property would be in making it available for residential development." Recreation Facilities Due at Great Salt Lake SALT LAKE CITY <UPI> The south shoreline of Great Salt Lake may never match the former glamor of Saltair Resort, but the state of Utah is finally moving ahead with development of recreational facilities reopening access to the world famous lake. The Division of State Lands has signed a lease agreement for four miles of lake frontage from the old Saltair site to Black Rock Beach. And Silver Sands Beach and Marina—the only active beach facility on the lake—will operate the area on a concessionaire basis. Earl Kohler, chief of operations for the division, says Peterson Brothers Drilling Co. has been hired to sink an 800- foot deep well to provide culinary water. Kohler also said the engineering firm of Nielsen, Maxwell and Wangsgard has completed a study for providing Murder Verdict Returned CHICAGO (UPI) - A Cook County coroner's jury has returned a verdict of murder in the death of a 9-month-old fetus caused by a shooting in which the bullet went through the mother's abdomen. A state's attorney's office spokesman declined to comment on the effect the verdict by ;the jury would have on the prosecution of Melvin Morgan, 20. Morgan was indicted in the wounding of the pregnant woman, Mrs. Bessie Conners, 23, Jan. 10. Morgan was indicted March 19 on charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery after allegedly firing three shots through the rear door of Mrs. Conners 1 apartment after a quarrel. An autopsy on the fetus showed that it was struck by a bullet in its abdomen and liver. a sewage disposal system for the beach. He said, "As soon as negotiations for acquisition of the Silver Sands property are formalized, and the concessions leased back to Silver Sands, the state will provide a number of new improvements for the upcoming season." Since" the demise of Saltair more than a decade ago, state officials estimate Utah has lost thousands of tourist dollars each year because of inadequate recreation facilities along the lake shore, despite the fact Intestate 80 passes within a few hundred feet of the buoyant, salty waters. Lake-Island Causeway Due Closing SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) The seven-mile causeway connecting Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island with the mainland has been closed for the year to all motor traffic. Harold J. Tipetts, director of Great Salt Lake State Park on the northern end of the island, said the earth fill project to raise the level of the road above the rising lake waters will necessitate closure of the road running west from Syracuse for the remainder of the year. Tippetts said the project is 60 per cent complete, but the roadway will not be finished until the fall of this year. He said earlier plans to open the causeway on weekends and holidays when construction work would not be underway could expose motorists to unsafe conditions. Therefore, the highway will be closed until next spring. In the past 13 years the level of Great Salt Lake has risen 10 feet. The state road was constructed at the end of that dry cycle, and since then has been washed out the road numerous times, necessitating the need to raise the road base. In Chaining RUPERT, Idaho (UPI) Prosecutor Bill Manning is seeking more evidence before deciding on any action in the case of the elderly woman who was chained to death by relatives, and eventually died. "I do anticipate that criminal charges will be filed," Manning said. "But exactly what charges or who will be charged with what, I do not know." Anna Ruffner, 77, Rupert, died Sunday when she strangled on the chain by which she was tied to her bed according to a coroner's jury which blamed her son, Ernest, 33, and daughter-in-law, Grisalda, 34 — recommending involuntary manslaughter charges against them. The jury also said Mrs. Ruffner's sister, Minerva Monreal, and brother-in-law, Jose Monreal, with whom the Ruffners were living, were accessories to the act. At the inquest Ruffner acknowledged he had chained his mother to her bed for four months, releasing her only periodically for exercise. He said she was difficult to handle, wandered and got into food and medicines. Manning said he does not have to be bound by the findings of the coroner's jury or the recommendations. But he said he is investigating the case further and wants to talk with other persons before taking any action. He said the earliest probable time he might file charges would be Monday. Testimony at the inquest included responses by Ruffner that he had cashed his mother's Social Security checks. Jack Charlton, manager of the Twin Falls Social Security office, said his office does not —based on information it has at the present —plan to refer the matter to federal agents for prosecution. "It is true that any forgery of government checks must be handled by the Secret Service," Charlton said. "We do not have definite information at this time that this has been the case." Utah Briefs EPA OKs System DENVER (UP!) — The Environmental Protection Agency has tentatively approved Lakepoint. Utah's application for construction of a $420.000 sewage collection system to serve the Tooele County community. The EPA's regional office said an environmental assessment of the waste water treatment facility has been performed, and that the assessment did not indicate a significant environmental impact from the plant. Unless negative public comment is received, construction on the sewage system was scheduled to begin late this month and be completed by November. The community will use a $315,000 federal grant to finance the bulk of the work. Laboratory Founded SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) - The University of Utah has established a laboratory designed to help industry, communities, and private citizens combat harmful noise pollution. "In nature there are only a few natural sounds which are potentially harmful," says Dr. Geary A. McCandless, di rector of the project. "The generation of high intensity noise is largely the result of industrialization and its effects are potentially very harmful," said McCandless, a professor of communication and associate professor of surgery. Weekend Moss Blames 5. Viet Weather For Utah By United Press International Unsettled weather, typical for the Mormon Conference going on in Salt Lake City, was spread over much of the Utah Jdaho region. A storm system was moving eastward Saturday, bringing scattered rain and snow showers and high winds to some areas. The Tooele, Utah area reported winds of up to 50 m.p.h. Saturday, knocking over at least one truck. High temperatures Friday were mild, mostly in the 40s and 50s in Idaho and rising into the 60s and 70s in Utah. The high reported in Utah was 71 at Bullfrog, Hanksville and Moab. Lows were mostly in the 30s. The weatherman says a cooling trend is in store for the weekend as a mass of colder, unstable air invades from the west. Nof U, S, for South Vietnam's Fall SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) The United States cannot be blamed for the fall of South Vietnam, says Sen. Frank E. Moss, D-Utah. The fault lies with the South Vietnamese Army which has proved "unwilling to help itself," Moss charged in a position paper released this weekend. The senator said the time has come to provide "every bit of humanitarian aid" possible to the Southeast Asian country— but no more guns. "We are criticized for our refusal to send additional military supplies to South Vietnam," said Moss. "However, the startling rapidity with which the northern provinces of South Vietnam have fallen to the Viet Cong is not the Change in Government Chicane Education Under Stud V'" L °9 an PRICE, Utah (UPI) - The Utah State Board of Education's Advisory Committee on Chicano Education is meeting at the College of Eastern Utah this weekend to adopt a set of bylaws. The recently created committee was established to advise the state board on policy matters aimed at improving the quality of education for Utah's chicano students. The meetings today and Sunday will also include public sessions to discuss problems that exist in schools in the Carbon County area, and possible means of correcting problems. Scientist Honored LOGAN (UPI) —The National Science Foundation has selected Dr. Clyde F. Martin of Utah State University to receive one of the organization's first annual $12,000 post-doctoral energy-related fellowships. Martin is one of 110 young scientists in the United States to be awarded one of the 1975 fellowships by the foundation. The research is designed to help meet the nation's future energy needs. The fellowships are awarded to persons demonstrating special aptitude for research and interest in energy-related problems. Martin will use his grant for full- time study and research at Harvard University. NSF will also give Utah State $1,200 for educational and research costs. LOGAN (UPI) - The Logan Mayor's ad hoc committee on government organization met at the Holiday House Saturday to discuss changing the form of city government. Carol Clay, committee chairman, said the group is investigating starting a referendum petition drive to changed the city's government from a mayor-commission form to a mayor-council. "We believe the commission form of government is outdated," said Mrs. Clay. "We think the city voters would be better represented by a council form of government and ' we would see more separation between the executive and legislative functions of government." Under their proposal, the committee would have the council initiate ordinances and the mayor's office enforce the laws. She said the committee is confident it can obtain the 1,100 signatures necessary to get the measure on a special election ballot May 20. fault of the United States and any weapons or ammunition we might have sent could well have been engulfed as the Vietnamese retreated, "he said. Moss recalled that the United States had spent $140 billion fighting in Vietnam and 46,000 American soldiers lost their lives. "However, despite American lives spent and American dollars, Vietnam cannot defend itself," he added. "Our com- mittment cannot be endless." Moss said the South Vietnamese Army proved "incapable or unwilling" to prevent the fall of the country's middle provinces and President Thieu's ordered withdrawel from the northern provinces had resulted in "tragedy." "No amount of arms or supplies can help a fighting force which is unwilling to help itself," the Democrat said. "We must extend to this poor and battered people every bit of humanitarian aid that we can muster—food, medicine, shelter, transportation to safety," he added. "But we must no longer support fighting and killing." "Let us bind up that nation's wounds as best we can and speak of war no more." Migrant Help WASHINGTON (UPI) _ Roman Catholic dioceses with migrant workers in their jurisdiction have been urged to hire at least one person to work full time to coordinate ministries to the farmworkers. Driverless Car Strikes, Seriously Injures Woman Franklin Fireplace SAVE'100.00 100% CAST IRON grate & boot included. Special purchase - supplies limited price will never be lower. SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) - A Salt Lake City woman was in critical condition Saturday after a freak accident near her home. Mrs. Donnette Paperakis, 20, was walking her dog Thursday evening on Center St., when a driverless car hit her, pinning her underneath. 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