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Phoenix weather High today . °w , Humidity: high 30, low 8. Details Page 13. 81st Year, No. 33 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC T A Today's cnuc To be diplomatic is the art of totting someone else have your way. Telephone: 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, June 18, 1970 (Six Sections, 118 Pages) cl 10 Cents Nixon veto feared Voting age of 18 passes House Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - The House approved and sent to the White House yesterday an historic bill lowering the voting age for all elections to 18 and extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965 for five years. By a vote of 224 to 183, the House defeated an attempt to send the bill to conference with the Senate to settle differences with the possibility that it would die in a Senate filibuster. It then voted, 272 to 132, to accept without change the Senate bill, which added the 18-year-old voting provision, and sent it to President Nixon for his signature. House minority leader Gerald R. Ford, R-Mich., raised the possibility of a veto by saying there was a question whether the President "could in good conscience" sign the bill because of his opposition to lowering the voting age bv statute. The President had asked that it be done by consitutional amendment. But civil rights supporters who had made inquiries at the White House expressed confidence that Nixon will sign it into law. On the key vote, 165 Democrats and 59 Republicans voted not to send the bill to . conference with the Senate, while 66 Democrats and 117 Republicans voted for a conference. (In the Arizona delegation, Democrat Morris K. Udall voted against the conference while Republicans John J. Rhodes and Sam Steiger voted for the conference.) Joseph L. Rauh, longtime civil rights leader, called the House action a "dou- ble-barreled victory for domestic tranquility." He said it reaffirmed "the ballot box as the true alternative to confrontation politics" and urged prompt signing by the President to reassure the American people that the measure has the support of the executive and legislative branches. Most members favored lowering the voting age, but there was sharp division over whether it can be done by statute or requires constitutional amendment. Ford argued that permitting 18-year-olds to vote after Jan. 1, as the bill does, would jeopardize billions of dollars of state and municipal bond issues because of the uncertain legality of permitting 18-year-olds to vote in bond referendums next year. But supporters of the bill contended that the Supreme Court could decide the legal question this year before the lower voting age takes effect. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., who also has doubts as to the constitutionality of lowering the voting age by statute, urged its aproval to save the voting rights part of the bill. He warned that if the bill were sent back to conference and then back to the Senate, it would be "as dead as the do do bird." Continued on Page 10 Nixon plans 'inflation alerts iva Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - President Nixon appealed to business and labor for price and wage restraints yesterday and announced that the administration would publish a periodic "inflation alert" to warn of excessive wage and price increases. In a radio-TV speech to the nation, the President also announced that he would appoint a national commission on productivity to find ways to restore growth in output per man hour worked. The address fell short of predictions that the President would abandon his opposition to guidelines and jawboning, and the stock market which spurted Tuesday in anticipation of the speech, drifted lower yesterday. The President repeatedly emphasized that the nation was moving from a wartime to a peacetime economy. "Our scheduled withdrawal of forces from Cambodia by June 30 will be kept," he said. "Our scheduled transition from a wartime economy to a peacetime consumer economy will be kept." Nevertheless, he acknowledged that the problems of transition had been greater than his administration expected. But he declared his faith in (he economy and in the ability of the na- President Nixon gestures *-price crises tion to overcome its problems. He reported a pledge Arthur F. Burns, Federal Reserve Board chairman, made at a White House dinner last month for businessmen. Burns has promised, the President said, "that, there will be enough money and credit to meet future needs and that the orderly expansion of the economy will not be endangered by a* lack of liquidity." The President again rejected the suggestion that he advocate wage and price controls, but he acknowledged modified pressures were needed to hold wages and prices in line, hold wages and prices in line. "The momentum of four years of inflation was stronger than had been anticipated," he said. "The effect on unemployment is greater than we foresaw. The pace of our progress toward price stability and high employment has not been quick enough." While the "inflation alert" will be a form of pressure against wage and price increases, administration officials sadi that no business or labor leaders would be summoned to the White House and "vilified" or "whacked" over the head. Obviously recalling the persuasive tactics of his predecessor, Nixon said some persons enjoyed seeing a businessman or labor leader "called on Continued on Page 4 Phoenix population jumps 32 per cent in 10 years Holding hands behind their heads, Cambodian villagers suspected of working with the Vietcong are marched through a field near Neak Luong, Cambodia, to an interrogation point. They were rounded up by South Vietnamese marines working with a small contingent of Associated Press Cambodian soldiers who knew the area. Neak Luong is 40 miles southeast of Phnom Penh and is an important ferry crossing. Senate panel rejects ABM expansion New <¥ft Tfnitaff 1>*>Aci«t T»*t A »•*. »*£.«.*.« I ... • T~fe 1 _ United Press International WASHINGTON - The Senate Armed Services Committee voted unexpectedly yesterday to junk President Nixon's plan for a limited nuclear defense against Communist Chinese attack and confine the antiballistic missile (ABM) system to protection from a Soviet strike. The committee chairman, Sen, John C. Stennis, D-Miss., said he joined the 11-6 vote against going ahead with a "thin-line" defense of populated areas against some future assault from Peking or an accidental launch from another country. "It is easier to get a vote for continua- tion of one system rather than expanding it into two systems," Stennis said. Like the House, the Stennis committee accepted Nixon's plan to add a third site to the system at Whiternan AFB, Mo., joining sites in North Dakota and Montana authorized by Congress last year. It also authorized advance preparation at Warren AFB in Wyoming. ( But on a motion by Sen. Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., the committee refused Nixon's request to begin purchasing land and development sites for five additional "area defense sites" across the northern tier of the country and near Washington, D.C. The administration requested $1.3 bil- lion for the ABM in the fiscal year starting July 1, in addition to $5 billion already approved by Congress. The Stennis committee's changes would lower next year's cost by about $23 million. Stennis, who championed the original go-ahead for the ABM in last year's bitter fight - resulting in a one-vote Senate victory for the administration - said yesterday he favored limiting the plan to 'protection of deterrent capacity." By this he meant protection of U.S. Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles against a pre-emptive Soviet attack. A move by Sen. Edward W. Brooke, Continued on Page 10 4 new judges recommended for county's Superior Court inside By GENE LUPTAK The Maricopa County Superior Court judges yesterday voted unanimously to ask the board of supervisors to create four new court divisions immediately to raise the number of judges from 24 to 28. additional division and judge "each year in the future." Presiding Judge Charles L. Hardy said that the 1WO census of Maricopa County lists a population of 962,918. "The Arizona Constitution states that there should be one Superior Court judge for every 30,000 persons," Hardy said. "In reality, we now should have 32 judges in the county." The state constitution, however, only requires that there be one Superior Court judge for each county. But it also provides that if more than one judge is needed, there may be as many as one for every 30,000 persons. The judges also voted in the special meeting that they go on record asking the board of supervisors, in create out In a letter prepared by Hardy to Charles W. Miller, county manager, the judges agreed that of the four requested divisions, one judge would be assigned to the Juvenile Court, one judge assigned to the Probate Court and the remaining two judges assigned as trjal judges. The judges also recommended to the board that to make room for the requested courts in the next few years, it move four of the five justices of the peace courts presently housed in the old courthouse. The judges made no recommendation as to where the JP courts should be moved other than "into their own precincts." Hardy said the judges made their re- commendatipns "in order to keep up on Page 12 ELECTION TODAY-Wilson and Heath exchange fusillades on eve of British election. Page 2. INFLUENCE PEDDLING-Lobyist Nathan Voloshen pleads guilty to using House Speaker McCormack's office as a base for influence peddling. The Speaker's aide now stands trial alone on conspiracy and perjury charges. Page 17. TATE MURDERS-prosecution witness Linda Kasabian separated from other defendants in Manson trial. Page 18. MAYORS CONFERENCE - Nation's mayors urge President to cut defense, space spending in favor of more urban aid. Page 23. to Red strategy within Cambodia The writer of this analysis is chief AP correspondent in Saigon. He has completed a survey of events and diplomatic reactions in four Indochina capitals - Saigon, Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Vientiane. By DAVID MASON Associated Press Writer ^VIENTIANE, Laos - The fate of Cambodia is in doubt. The impact of Cambodia on the situation in South Vietnam is yet to be measured. Related developments in Laos are raising increased concern among those seeking to restrict Communist actions in Southeast Asia. The population of Phoenix rose from 439,170 to 580,275 in the past decade, a preliminary census report disclosed yesterday. The increase represents a 32 per cent growth rate between 1960 and 1970, said David J. Nicol, former district manager of the U.S. Census Bureau who became director of the Maricopa County election department May 1. In a press conference, Nicol said he was announcing the new census figures for the county and its major municipalities as a courtesy to his former employer. During the same 10-year period, the population of Arizona grew from !,302,161 to 1,750,000, according to another source with access to the as yet undisclosed official report on the statewide census. According to Nicol's figures, most of the state growth occurred in Maricopa County, whose population increased from 663,510 in 1960 to 962,918 in 1970. The increases, Nicol said, "come as no surprise to city or county officials, whose machinery for projecting such figures is rather good." Maricopa County's growth rate was 45 per cent he said. The biggest population explosion was felt in Scottsdale, the state's third largest city, which grew from 10,026 to 66,852, an increase of 566 per cent. Mesa grew 85 per cent, from 33,772 to 62,499, and Tempe's population increased 152 per cent, from 24,897 to 62,« 818. Glendale jumped from 15,696 to 35,771, a 128 per cent gain. The city population figures ar$ not adjusted for annexations. (A special census in 1965 showed the following populations for Maricopa County's five largest cities: Phoenix, 505,666; Scottsdale, 54,504; Mesa, 50,529; Tempo, 45,919, and Glendale, 30,760.) A similar preliminary report previously showed that Tucson's population increased from 258,215 to 284,926. Yuma's went from 23,974 to 28,835. In the same period, Casa Grande grew from 8,311 to 10,414 and Nogales from 7,286 to 8,949. Disclosure of the city figures had an immediate bearing on state government. A portion of state gasoline and sales tax collections is earmarked for cities and towns, which share in the funds in proportion to their populations. State officials indicated yesterday they are inclined to wait for final 1970 census figures, expected in August, before recomputing the share for each municipality on the strength of its new official population total. * At present, larger cities are drawing shares based on special 1965 counts of their inhabitants, plus any annexed since then. Cities showing marked popu- Continued on Page 12 District 4 stew depends on catching Nov. 3 rabbit News analysis By BERNIE WYNN Republic Political Editor remain behind schedule, but city hopes to return to normal by Monday. Page 31. Astrology Bridge Campbell Classified Comics Crossword Dear Abby Dean Editorials Page 99 "'46 100 74-85 99 73 66 31 $ Financial Movies Obituaries Opinion Radio Log Sports TV Log Weather Wojn en Page 100-102 104 73 7 103 87-98 103 13 57-72 This, in short, is the outlook across Indochina three months after prince No- rodom Sihanouk fell from power and six weeks after American and South Vietnamese forces went into Cambodia. The long-run impact is still far from clear. Many persons in a position to know feel allied forces scored a short- range tactical advantage by robbing the enemy of mountains of arms and ammunition. Yet there is a feeling that the allied assault into the area of Cambodian sanctuaries may have brought the Communist command to a new strategy aimed at crushing the government of Gen. Lon Nol .which replaced Sihanouk. There are few accented signs of crisis m Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Bangkok or Saigon. All eyes are fixed on June 30 when American ground forces will be out of Cambodia. In Cambodia, Communist command forces squeezed out of the sanctuary areas have been harassing (owns and cHies in scattered areas of the country to the south, east, north and northwest of Phnom Penh. Government officials in the capital assert that the Cambodian army, now said OH Page 2 News analysis With the 1970 population figure reportedly nudging the 1,750,000 mark, Arizona is very likely to win a fourth seat in the U.S. Congress — and a headache trying to appease divergent political forces in drawing the new boundaries. While the fact of a -new seat is not yet certain, Sen. Paul Fannin, his Washington office, "all indications are that Arizona is eligible for a fourth seat." He said Sen. Gordon Allott, R^Colo., expects his western state to pick up a fifth congressional seat with an estimated population of 1.8 million. Sen. Roman Hruska, R-Neb., ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also was of the opinion that Arizona would be allotted a new seat on the basis of a population increase of 385,000 since I960, Fannin said. Some Arizona politicos have been using 450,000 as the magic number of people which each congressman will represent once the nation's headcount is completed and the decennial split of the 435 congressional seats is made. In this ease, Arizona would be 50,000 people shy of qualifying lor a fourth But Fannin termed this much too high a figure, noting that in 1960 each congressman represented aoout 370,000 persons. A few minutes with a pencil and the preliminary United States Census figures shows an estimated 14 per cent national population growth in the last decade. Translated into representation, today's congressman should then be representing about 422,000 presons — well within Arizona's 437,000 persons per seat. While the answer to this question will be soon in coming, the answers to redrawing the boundaries will not be a forthcoming until next year, when the Arizona Legislature goes into session, "Creating the 4th Congressional Discontinued on Page 12 Today's prayer Lord, how willingly we believe the worst of our fellow men. How easily we allow ourselves to succumb to anger, impatience, intolerance and harsh words Cleanse our souls, 0 Lord, and bring us a renewed sense of brotherhood and

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