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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 41

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R;JLLDOG THE p ag e 19 ARIZONA REPUBLIC Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1969 Paul Dean Hair gels in problems of young fair director. JACK POE is the most junior, unofficial-looking senior official at the Arizona State Fair. He attends lemon-bright press luncheons in Edwardian coats with wild scarves. His daily duds are b e 11- bottom pants with a buca- neer - broad belt, side- z i p p e r e d boots, and a six - button, nip - waisted jacket. For D ean all occasions, the style and length of his hair is a cross between Jeanne d'Arc and St. Francis of Assisi. But he happens to be listed on the executive roster of the Arizona Coliseum and Exposition Center Board. And by an estimated two decades, Jack Poe, 25, is the youngest special events director in the history of Arizona and American state fairs. Since June, Poe has been the fair's operations officer, time- scheduling everything from the 4-H bicycle rodeo and the Valley Homemakers' cinnamon cider demonstration to the Bobby Gentry and Lawrence Welk shows in the big coliseum. He is handling 26,000 participants in 7,500 exhibits, organizing presentation of 11,000 individual awards and attempting to be in 97 places at once while shoving 15,000 people out, then tugging a fresh 15,000 persons into the coliseum during a rigid 30-minute break between headline shows. And as he battles 'those problems, he's fighting attitudes and accusations about his long hair and dress. Three times, disbelieving coliseum security guards have ordered him out of the building and three times Poe has had to rip the "Special Events Director" sticker from his car windshield to convince police he isn't a gate-crashing hippie. He was introduced, without malice, as "fruitcake" to an official fair luncheon. Before a public meeting of the coliseum board, the chairman wondered aloud about getting him a haircut. "But it doesn't bug me," smiled Poe, who has spent the last six years bouncing between Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Chicago as a member of the once-pure folk, now folk-rock, group — The Galahads. • "I've been in the production, writing and performing end of show business for the past 10 years . . . . and my hair and dress is just a professional uniform, like your white shirt and tie," he added. Inside that high, turtle-neck sweater of his, young Jack, short as a small beanstalk, has values that slay the gigantic image of the swaggering, stubborn mod clods. He is married and drives a new Toronado. His views on marijuana are unformed because the facts aren't all in. And he won't opine about the Vietnam war, "because I just don't know enough about it." Poe, a graduate of Phoenix College slowly turning toward a career as a satirical writer, sees himself as "part 50s, part 60s ... I like the Beatles but can still hang on to the backside of the 50s, Eisenhower and the big bands." So with this he flits from one side of the generation gap to the other, working alongside the establishment but still relating to the younger, moving set. And in two seasons as special events director at the fair he has left nothing but good impressions with Dick Smith, the balding, g'ruff- tounged chairman of the coliseum board. "Poe looks a little odd, but he gets one hell of a job done," cornmenter Smith. "We wouldn't have him here if he didn't." Smith, incidentally was the man who publicly asked Poe to get a haircut. , "He wants to apologize , . . but I and said, /I'll get a haircut when yours starts growing back in 1 ," grinned Smith. "He wantes to apologize. . .but I said 'no'. I reckon if I dish it out, I'd b<?tter,b'e.able to take it." Republic Photo by Walt Johnson Irate Hopi Indian dancers' perform butterfly dance for stale fair audience Ilousinff bar at state fair ansrers By JACK CROWE Hopi Indian dancers were hopping mad yesterday at Arizona State Fair officials for evicting them from promised fairground quarters for the 10-day fair. David Talawepkema, 98-year-old leader of the six-member dance troupe from Second Mesa on the Hopi Reservation, said fair officials spoke deceitfully when they assured him his people would be housed oil the fairground. Instead, • Talawepkema said, hasty arrangements were made late Friday for his troup to stay at state expense in a motel 2% .miles away at 2214 W. Buckeye" Road. He said this occurred after'he and the dancers were ousted unceremoniously together with their baggage from a fairground building,'so that the building-could continue to be used as a nursery. The Indian'dancers'syept in the building Thursday, the day-before the'fair opened. . . Dancer Ernest Naquayouma added that the motel accommodations -.were proffered as a substitute for the nursery quarters after the Indians refused to be housed in a truck van on the fairground. "They wanted us to stay in' a van,", said Naquayouma indignantly. "I'pro- tested that there was no ventilation in the van. I told them it was against health regulations. 'That's for animals,' I said. 'That's not for human beings.' " Tom Fitzwaler, head of Indian affairs for the fair, admitted the dancers had been ousted from the nursery building after having been told they could stay there. He said it was all caused by a misunderstanding among fair officials. Talawepkema said his dancers were so upset by the fairground eviction incident -that they refused to dance on fair opening day Friday. "If they treat us like this again, we won't come back," vowed Talawepke- ma. i By way of making a comparison, Na- quayouma commented: "When we go to the, Heard Museum, they take good ,care of US'." He explained museum officials adequately house and feed them. "If.they want to keep the Indians at the fair, they ought to set up a permanent village," declared Naquayouma. The Indians once had a permanent village west of the Coliseum. However, the village and a scenic lake at the site were torn/ down and filled in by fair officials last year. » Officials contended the Indian huts were being used for love-ins by teenagers and the lake was polluted by leftover food items thrown into it by careless fairgoers. . Dick Smith, chairman of the Coliseum and Exposition Center board, also commented at! the time that the Indians were going to have to face up to the fact that "they are no longer such a big attraction. This year's fair boasts an "Indian Village" of sorts just inside the McDowell Street gate on each side of the. Ave- Continued on Page 20 Today at the fair Admission—Adults, $1.50. Children, 50 cents. Location-rl9th Avenue and McDowell. . Highlights-rPepsi Day, Phoenix Suns . Day, Indian Day (Indians Free), Phoenix Indian School Day, Cochise, Gila, Navajo County Day. 9, a.m.—Cattle Judging, Cattle Barn. Goat Judging, Goat Arena. 10 a.m.—Opening. Noon—Indian Dancers, Indian Village and Indian Arts Building. 1 p.m.—Lamb Cooking Demonstration, Home Economics Building. 3:30 p.m.—Fair Variety Show, Grandstand. , 5:30 p.m.—Tacki the Clown Show, Exhibit Hall. 8 p.m.—Basketball: Suns vs. New York, Coliseum (free). 10 p.m.—Buildings close. Midnight—Midway closes. Legislators act to improve foster children's health A wide range of possible .medical health and hospitalization plans for'fos- ter home children was ordered compiled for. study -yesterday by a' legislative committee working on juvenile reforms. . The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Juvenile Instilulions agreed unanimously that foster home children are not receiving adequate medical attention. .. ' Rep. Burton S. Barr, R-Maricopa, said medical responsibility for foster children presently is in the hands of the counties who refer the children to the county hospital facilities. Foster parents then are forced to take the child to the county facility, frequently waiting hours for service, or pay the costs out of their own pockets at private hospitals, he noted. "The foster child feels he is a second-class citizen when one child in the family is treated by the family physician and he has to go to the county hospital," declared Alan M. Margolin, director of "family and child services for the State.Welfare Department. Dr. William Henry, chairman of the State Welfare Board, estimated that permitting foster parents to take 2,190 children to their own physicians would cost about $559,350 annually. But he said this would not include hospitalization or dental work neede'd by an unknown number of children. Rep. Barr recommended that insurance companies be consulted and a number of alternate medical and hospi- talizatioii plans be. brought back to' the ' committee for study. ' ' ' In other child welfare areas; -the. subcommittee discussed requiring private adoptions to be 'overseen,, by licensed child welfare.!agencies'to make certain the children are placed in a proper environment! . , •••,.' . • . Under present law,- the. Juvenile Court is charged with this responsibility but the subcommittee's • feeling was the' court lacks the. personnel to do ithe job.. Fast ticketing airlines' need STANFORD (UPI) — The airline industry must develop semiautomated self-service ticketing for passengers and more efficient ground transportation if the jumbo jets of the future are riot to create "pandemonium" at major airports, a transportation expert said. Karl Ruppenthal, a former commercial jet pilot and now head of the transportation management program in the Stanford graduate school of business, said his "supermarket" ticket system might work like this: "At . his corporate travel office, a travel agency, or an airline office, the prospective passenger could query a self-service machine regarding the availability of a desired flight on a given date, , 1 "Once availability was determined, he could 'insert his airline credit card into the. machine, which would then print out his ticket, confirm the reservation, charge '. his account and issue baggage .checks ito his ultimate destination." 1 . i • • - '•'!,.•• Kummerlowe fate fringes on defense contention •'..•••• ' :. • i & •-. ;...:•; .-...:..;,:.: Carl Kenneth Kummerlowe, accused of the dismemberment murder of- his •girlfriend's husband, could go free' today- if a'judge agrees, with the defense contention that the state has failed to prove where the slaying took place, Superior Court Judge Roger G. Strand said.yesterday he will rule today oh a motion to dismiss the first degree murder charge against Kummerlowe, 42. His attorneys contend that the state'has failed to prove, as required by Arizona law, .where Harley Kimbro, 46. was Killed. ' : The prosecution asserts it has proved that Kimbro was slain las.t April 30 in Room 104 of the Desert Rose Motor Ho- : tel, 3434 E. Van Buren. Kummerlowe is being tried before Judge Strand, wlthput a jury'and on agreed submission .of the .re.cord!of the preliminary hearing. t \ ' ! It was at that, hearing that Mrs., Mary Kimbro, 33, admitted she had a five month long affair with Kummerlowe which h'e tried to continue when she panted to break it off. Parts of'Kimbro's chopped up body were found in the rear of Kummerlowe's pick-up truck camper when he was arrested last April. Yesterday, the accused man's attorneys presented the last two of 23 witnesses who testified in his behalf. All of them told the court of his good reputation in the community. But the defense failed to offer a single witness to refute the prosecution's contention that Kummerlowe murdered Kimbro, Closing arguments will be opened at ; 9:30 a.rh. today by the county attorney's •. office,, followed by those of Kummer; Ipwe's attorneys. Judge Strand then will rule on the motion for a direct acquittal. If he grants it, Kummerlowe will go free. If he denies the motion, the judge then will make the decision as to Kummerlowe's guilt or innocence. Witnesses label state tax unfair to railroad lines By BILL KING Railroads yesterday began offering Maricopa County Superior Court testimony that the Arizona property tax law is unconstitutional because it gives most other properties a better break. State's attorneys retorted, in Judge William Goodings' division of the court, that Arizona does not treat railroads badly in relation to other states when total taxes including those on sales and income are considered along with property tax. But attorneys for the Southern Pacific Co. and Santa Fe Railway contended that the Arizona property tax law is an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce and an unconsitutional denial of equal protection for all. Seeking $6 million in Arizona tax refunds, the railroad lawyers called witnesses who asserted: —Arizona collects more property tax from railroads than do some oilier states where the railroads have more trackage and realize more income. —In taxing railroad property on 60 per cent of its full value, while competing trucks and pipelines are assessed at 24.69 and 40 percent respectively, the Arizona law violates the principle of neutrality among competitors. —Arizona's 60 per cent railroad assessments also disregard ability to pay taxes, since railroad investors realize only about half the rate of return enjoyed by other industries assessed for less. It was Oliver A. Thomas, SP tax commissioner from San Francisco, who testified that his firm has about 10 per cent of its trackage and 10 per cent of its revenue-producing potential in Arizona but paid 20 per cent of its total property taxes to this state. Under questioning by SP attorney Joseph S. Jenckes Jr., Thomas said SP's 1968 Arizona property taxes of nearly $5 million took 35 per cent of the railroad's net Arizona income before taxes. This left a net after taxes of only $6 million from SP's Arizona operations, said Thomas. Cross-examining Thomas, Hie slate's special counsel, Robert 0. Lesher, noted that SP has 3.9 limes more property in California than in Arizona. ' And California's total tax collections from the SP amount to more than 3.9 times the lolal collections by Arizona from the SP, when sales and income taxes are added to property taxes, added Lesher in defense of the Arizona property lax law. The law assesses mines as well as railroads at GO per cent of Ihcir worth, utililies al 40 per cent, commercial property al 25 per cent, and homes and agricullural properly at 18 per cent. These percentages conflict with the "principle of neutrality among competitors," testified R. L. Banks, Washington, D.C., economist, when called by Santa Fe atlorney P. E. Von Ammon. It was also Banks' testimony that the rate of return to railroads makes them less able to pay than truckers, for example, whose 1968 Arizona vehicle taxes were equivalent to a 24.69 per cent property assessment. He is expected to continue on the witness stand at 9:45 a.m. today when Gooding resumes hearing the railroad case against the Arizona tax la;v. Racing agency blamed for illegal dog track rules By DON The Arizona Racing Commission was accused yesterday of allowing operators of the state's dog racing tracks to set up "illegal and anti-competitive" rules. Robert Jenkins, lawyer for the Arizona Greyhound Breeders Association, told the commission that while its members might not be aware of the rules, their effect has been to stifle the breeding of racing greyhounds in Arizona. Walter Cheifetz, lawyer for the six dog tracks run by the Funk family and Emprise Corp. of Buffalo, N.Y., declined to answer the specific charges at this time. He asked for future, opportunity to refute what he called "undocumented, unverified" charges. The five-man commission, after a 2V2-hour discussion in a packed hearing room, declined Jenkins' request that it bring to an immediate stop the enforcement of certain rules and practices by the Funks as track operators. The Phoenix dog track is now running. But'the commission set up a schedule under which the opposing interests will file written charges and responses, leading to a full hearing sometime in early December. Jenkins complained specifically of Funk rules which, he said: —Prohibit local kennels from transferring Arizona-bred dogs to anyone else; —Allow Funk stewards to suspend anyone for "derogatory remarks"; —Allow the Funk's director of racing to make final decisions on all grievances; —Prohibit kennels under contract with the Funks from racing any qualified dogs they wish to enter in races; and BOLLES —Require Funk approval of all trainers. Deputy Ally. Gen. Terry Pierce, legal counsel to the commission, commented: "Mr. Jenkins has made a prima facie case that some of these (Funk) rules are highly questionable." (A. prima facie case is one in which the evidence is sufficient to establish a verdict unless rebutted.) On the other hand, Pierce said, the Funks may adopt certain rules as long as they don't conflict with state law or commission orders, and he said they should have the opportunity to counter any allegations. Chairman John Goodman agreed, saying, "This is a most serious matter, and I think everyone should have an opportunity to present his case." Meanwhile, Jenkins declined to say if he will continue with a Superior Court suit which seeks to block the Funks from enforcing certain racing rules during the current meet. Cheifetz, seeking dismissal of thai- court suit last week, said the racing commission had to act first. Yesterday, he contended that the court should act before the racing commission could make a decision. Jenkins noted the lawer's seeming reluctance to meet the issues and suggest- ' ed, "Maybe he has somelhing to hide." In addition to attacking the Funk rules, Jenkins went into several other issues. The commission, he said, should make a complete investigation when it appears that the ownership of any racing permit has substantially changed. 'This commission should concern itself at all times with who owns these rac- Continued on Page 20 Cargo re-elected cochairman of Four Corners commission DENVER (AP) - Gov. David Cargo of New Mexico yesterday was re-elected as state co-chairman of the Four Corners Regional Development Commission for 1970. The election took place during a meeting of the chief executives of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico in the office of Colorado Gov. John A. Love. Cargo has been serving as cpmmission chairman. The governors also agreed that, for the first time, the states will pay half of the administrative budget for the commission and its staff during 1970. Each state's share will be about $60,000. Cargo and Love said at a brief joint news conference. Previously the federal government financed the budget of the commission. Cargo announced that Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans has been invited to meet with the commission at its next session, scheduled for Salt Lake City sometime in February. Among the topics which may be discussed, he said, will be that of transportation in the four Southwestern states which have a common meeting point. Love (luv)^, to be fond of? a strong affection for or attachment or devotion to a person or persons,

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