Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 4, 1969 · Page 45
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 45

Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, November 4, 1969
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Candidates tell small audience little new CITY P&oenfc, THCS., Nov. 4, 19S9 > The Arizona Republic 21 By PAUL SCHATT Forty-five persons outlasted a sputter- in sound system to hear 23 of 24 city election candidates at one sitting last night at Chris-Town in a 1%-hour marathon sponsored by the League of Women Voters. There was little in the way of new positions from the candidates, with Mayor Graham defending his administration's record and the three mayoral challengers attacking it. Bob Burns, Constitution Ticket candidate, also attacked Charter Government and the city charter and pledged to abolish the office of city manager. The league officials asked the candidates for mayor to state how they would improve the city. John Driggs, Charter Ticket candidate, said he would institute open budget hearings, fight drug abuse and obtain a treatment center, improve job training programs and cooperate with the county to bring governmental efficiency. "We could realize savings by having the state collect the city sales tax," Driggs proposed. The next speaker, Graham, said, "One of the first things we ought to do to improve the city and I'm speaking facetiously, is to make sure some of the political candidates know what's going on. "My goodness, the city is collecting the sales tax now so much more efficiently than the state in comparison. What does he want to do?" Graham said his administration has made unparalleled progress in street construction, libraries and fire stations, surpassing any two of three of the past administrations put together. He said his administration has found jobs for "approximately 10,000 persons," adding that this includes those in the Neighborhood Youth Corps, student job programs, run in the summers, Concentrated Employment Program, Manpower Development Training Act "and all the rest of the programs." "I would like to create the kind of community where another daily newspaper would be a success," Graham con- eluded. Burns said he would solve the traffic problem by installing left-turn lanes, one-way streets, building more streets and working with contractors. He said he would save money by having the voters pass on four-year terms for city officials. His promise to abolish the city manager's office was tied to adoption by the voters of the ward system, which he said is a "true representation of all citizens." Clarence Shumway, an independent mayoral candidate who is running as a write-in because he failed to obtain enough valid signatures to make the ballot, said he would stress efficiency and economy in government. All council candidates attended except for L. S. "Dick" Adams, who has made announced campaign speeches. The candidates were asked to name their priorities for Phoenix. A summary of answers follows: CECIL POPE, independent—"You can control the City Council if you go to the polls and vote for the six independent council candidates who have no allegiance to anybody but the taxpayers." JERRY BOWERS,. Constitution Ticket —Solving unemployment and youth problems. LIONEL DELGADO, Constitution Ticket—Abolish the city manager and approve the council-strong mayor form of government. MRS. Z. SIMPSON COX, independent —Respect for law, establishment of a juvenile crime bureau, solution of transportation and air pollution problems. HOWARD KRAFT, Charter Ticket Elimination of drug abuse, curing traffic and air pollution problems. Gary Peter Klahr, independent — Constructive approach to change, solving problems of juvenile delinquency, establishment of a people's trouble shooter and city fraud squad to fight white-collar crime. Karl Stewart, Charter Ticket — Improve manpower training programs to lift ghetto residents out and give them productive jobs. George Miller, Charter Ticket—"We've had a wonderful government over these years that's run the city well. Let's vote Nov. 11 in a positive way for Charter Government." James E. Berry, Citizens Ticket — Broaden tax base by bringing in clean new industry; hiring a strong city manager; improving citizen participation in government, and implement efficiency and police study recommendations. Henry Brodersen, Charter Ticket — Would bring experience in serving on boards of various organizations to city government in planning for the future of Phoenix. Dr. Morrison Warren, Citizens Ticket— "There's no doubt in my mind that progress has been made in the delineation of goals. The problem now is involving people in the implementation of the goals for the city." Ed Korrick, Citizens Ticket — "We are completely independent of any small committee, and we're all volunteers. This is one of the best things that has happened to the city for the past 20 years." John Katsenes, Charter Ticket — Responsible planning for Mure, careful zoning and solution of mass transit, transportation and air pollution problems. Larry Richmond, Citizens Ticket—Plan with youth to solve many of the city's problems; approach them with positive attitudes. Mrs. Dorothy Theilkas, independent- Efficiency in government, balancing city employes' wage scale, improving status of women, creation of youth intern programs and solution of air pollution, crime and drug problems. Frank Benites, Citizens Ticket —Give the councilman's job all the time it requires; improve existing programs and continue to strive for efficiency in government. Donald Duke, independent — Independ- candidates aren't obligated to any mayoral candidates and thus would serve the people. J. R. Williams, Citizens — Community responsibility and continuity of government. Order your 1970 Goldberg suit against bank opens again Philip J. Goldberg's $8.75 million suit against the Pioneer Bank opened in court for the second time yesterday, with new ground rules and a new visiting federal judge. Goldberg has charged that the Pioneer Bank, its attorneys, president and some directors conspired .to bilk him in a $500,000 stock purchase deal that would have made him a member of the bank's board of directors. The first trial lasted only four days before visiting U.S. District Court Judge James A. von der Heydt of Anchorage, Alaska, dismissed it. Goldberg had claimed/ that Jarrill Kaplan, one of the bank's attorneys, had served two masters in that he had also represented Goldberg. Goldberg wanted Kaplan out, of the suit so he could not violate alleged attorney-client relationships. But Judge'von der Heydt ruled such was not the case. After an unsuccessful appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Goldberg refiled the suit. The judge this time is U.S. District Court Judge William D. Murray of Boise, Idaho. Goldberg was the only witness yesterday, and his testimony basically repeated his complaint. He charged that bank president Allan Rosenberg and Kaplan had talked him into purchasing $500,000 worth of stock in Pioneer Bank at the time Kaplan, Rosenberg and others purchased controlling interest. Pioneer merged with the Bank of Scottsdale in 1966. Yesterday Goldberg said he was led to believe that financing to stretch over a 10-year period had been arranged if he would buy the stock, He said that after he gave Rosenberg two $50,000 checks, Rosenberg refused to deliver the stock. Goldberg also claimed that, in late December,, Rosenberg told him bank examiners were auditing the books and he needed a $100,000 check from Goldberg for a few days. Goldberg is to continue his testimony today, with cross- examination to follow. Traffic, budget, youth on Burns platform SLEEPER STOPPER LUCKNQW, India "(AP)'~ I. K. Puri, an engineer in the government owned Indian railways, has invented. a gadget which will stop a train if the driver goes, to sleep, The device rings 3-bell-emitting orange light, after every 40 seconds inside the driver's cabin. Mayoral candidate Robert Burns said if elected mayor of Phoenix he would attack the problems of traffic, city budget and youth in a meeting Sunday at the home of Mrs. Pat Johnson, 4016 N. 48th Ave. Outlining his three major campaign topics, the Constitution Ticket candidate said that 16th Street and Indian School is a typical example of wasted tax dollars and traffic problems. Burns pledged that he would work closely with contractors to get jobs done swiftly, insure left turn lanes where traffic bottlenecks exist and introduce .more one-way streets to prevent traffic congestion. A balanced budget is a must, according to Burns. If elected, he said he will do nothing like the costly convention center. He would like to see higher salaries for policemen, though, and remove politics from the police department. Turning to the young people of the Valley, Burns noted they have no place to go. His plans would be for highly supervised youth centers. Youth would be asked what Tempean pleads guilty to murder A Tempe man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder yesterday minutes-before his Superior Court trial for the slaying of his wife was to begin. Boyd Dickerson, 30, entered his plea before Judge Marilyn Riddel. Dickerson's wife, Martha, was found dead June 1 in a gravel pit in the Salt River bottom west of Hayden Road. She had been shot in the head. Police said Dickerson was caught the folowing day when he returned to the site where the body was found. No sentencing date was set. The charge was reduced from first-degree murder to second- degree murder upon Dickerson's plea of guilty. Mosque builders DACCA, Pakistan (AP)Two thousand Moslems tried to build a poor people's mosque on the government-owned Dacca Race Course one night last week. They were dispersed by police; }2 persons' were injured and 15 arrested^ they wanted in these centers and could assist in keeping such centers in good standing, he said. * * * Gary Peter Klahr, independent city council candidate, called last night for creation of a "Little Hoover Commission" to root out inefficiency in the city government. Speaking to a candidates' rally at Chris Town, Klahr said a citizen committee of business and local professional men should be -established. Klahr, an attorney, said a citizen committee would seek to eliminate duplication and wasteful practices at City Hall. * * * Another independent city council candidate, Mrs. Dorothy Theilkas, announced this, week in a speech to campaign workers her main concern over pollution. It's the "mental pollution of this age which has manifested itself in the increased use of drugs, soaring crime rates and juvenile delinquency, as well as the physical pollution of our smog . problems and poverty," she said. "Pollution is selfishness and self-centered thinking," she continued. Mrs, Thielkas, an incumbent, said, "I feel that politicians must stop ' smearing each other and dedicate themselves to cleaning up our air, improving our physical environment and eliminating poverty and hunger." Electric firm sues Dickson Dickson Electronics Corp., 8700 E. Thomas, Scottsdale, was sued yesterday in federal court by Western Electric for infringement of patent. Western Electric, supplier of all electronic components and manufacturer of telephones for the Bell System, charged that Dickson Electronics had illegally profited by making, using and selling capacitors ! on which Western Electric holds patents. The suit, which did not cite actual damages, charged that Western Electric was assigned patents by Bell Telephone Laboratories for the manufacture of solid electrolytic capacitors and for a dry electrolytic device. Dickson Electronics and Western Electric entered into an alleged agreement on July 20, 1967, whereby Dickson would be licensed to manufacture and distribute the capacitors. But Western Electric contended that after the agreement was terminated on January 17, 1968, the Scottsdale firm continued to sell the capacitors. Western Electric asked the court to set the amount of damages as equal to whatever profit Dickson Electronics derived from such sales. Western Electric is seeking treble the amount of damages from such profit. PUE TO LACK OF FOOP * 9m IN YQWR BUT .ir ••'. BRAN YOUR HOME COMES FIRST! When adding a new kitchen, family room, den, extra bedroom, or patio to your home .,. CHECK BEFORE YOU INVEST? 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