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Phoenix weather Sunny but cloudiness increasing ta- day. High 82-87, low 47-52. Yesterday's high 81, low 47. Humidity: high 46. low 12. Details, Page 21. 80th Year, No, 173 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC REPUBI. MAIL Telephone: 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday. November 5, 1969 (Four Sections, 80 Pages) Today's chuckle Most college students are realistic— they feel that being broke is something to write home about. p 10 cents N.Y. ects Lindsay Republicans win governorships in Virginia,, New Jersey Lindsay Battle Associated Press John V. Lindsay rebuilt his political fortunes last night, crowning a comeback crusade with re-election as mayor of New York City. Republican Linwood Holton smashed Democratic tradition to win election as governor of Virginia, William T. Cahill the New Jersey statehouse for the GOP—and President Nixon shared in the luster of those triumphs. Cleveland's Negro Mayor Carl B. Stokes was locked in a back and forth re-election contest with Republican challenger Ralph J. Perk. In scattered Detroit returns, sheriff Roman S. Gribbs held a slender margin over Richard F. Austin, a Negro. The two top statewide prizes, governorships which had been held by Democrats, both went to Republicans for whom Nixon had personally campaigned. With those victories, the GOP will hold 32 of the nation's governorships, including those of every major industrial state. Nixon had urged Virginians a week before polling day to set an example for all the South by breaking their Democratic tradition. They did so with Holton's upset triumph over Democrat William C. Battle. In New Jersey, it was six-term Rep. Cahill over former Gov. Robert B. Meyncr. Democrats held their grip on the city halls of Pittsburgh and New Haven, Conn.; a Republican was re-elected mayor of Hartford. Holton made it in Virginia in his second gubernatorial bid. Between the campaigns, he went to work for Njxon's presidential nomination land election, and Nixon returned the favor. On television, and on a campaign platform one week before the election, Holton was Nixon's man. That support, and the lingering effects of a bitter Democratic primary, were crucial blows to rival Battle, the son of a former governor. Independent Democrat Peter F. Flaherty, who broke with an old fashioned party organization to run as a reformer, was elected mayor of Pittsburgh, swamping Republican John K. Tabor. Democratic Mayor Frank A. Sedita held an early lead over a conservative Republican and a Negro poverty worker in his bid for a third term as mayor of Buffalo. Bartholomew F. Guida was elected mayor of New Haven, Conn., narrowly defeating Republican Paul Capra. In Louisville, Democrats won the mayor's office and the administrative post of Jefferson County judge, ending eight years of Republican municipal control. Frank Burke, a former congressman, beat businessman John Sawyer in the mayoral election there. Cahill won for the Republicans the last major industrial state still governed by a Democrat. Gov. Richard J. Hughes was ineligible for another term. Cahill, ranked with the progressive wing of the GOP, built Continued on Page 4 Cahill Stokes Pentagon's budget clears with few cuts New York Times Service WASHINGTON - Senate and House negotiators agreed yesterday on a $20.7 billion military authorization bill that . bore little evidence of efforts by congressional critics to cut back the Pentagon budget. "No major, weapon has been left out of this bill, and none has been seriously restricted," Sen. John C. Stennis, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reported. He was also chairman of the Conference committee that reconciled the Senate and House versions of the military bill. Virtually every ship, airplane and weapon that the Defense Department had requested was incorporated in the final form of the bill, although some of them had previously been dropped in either the Senate or House measure. In addition, the conference bill included $415 million for ships that the Pentagon had not recommended. Under the leadership of Rep. L. Mendel Rivers, .chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the House had added $1 billion for ships, but the conferees scaled this down. In the wake of their failure to cut out the Safeguard missile defense system last summer, a bipartisan bloc of senators attached a number of restricting amendments to their version of the military bill, but few of them survived in the conference report. For example: —A series of detailed restrictions on the use of biological and chemical warfare agents was scrapped in favor of a few general provisions that such material be shipped safely and that Congress be .informed of all such spending. The restrictions had been endorsed by Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird. 1 —A requirement that all major Pentagon weapons contracts be subjected to an independent quarterly audit by the General Accounting Office, an arm of Congress, was eliminated altogether. —A proposed study by the controller general of defense profits was retained, but with a limit on the information contractors must furnish and without subpoena power for the controller general. He may apply to the congressional Armed Services Committee if he wants records subpoenaed. —Restrictions on the use of military assistance to Laos and Thailand for the Continued on Page 4 requested to aid probe into utility rates Jl V By BILL KING The Arizona Corporation Commission yesterday asked state budget officials for $120,000' to investigate utility rates and warned that an additional $500,000 Kunes rescinds double penalty Assessor Kenneth R. Kunes yesterday • said he has rescinded the double assessment levied againt the personal business property in 23 apartment buildings managed by W. R. Schulz and Associates. The double assessment penalty was imposed a month ago, Kunes explained, because the firm had refused to supply the assessor's office with inventory records. Subsequently, the assessor said, Schulz "has given us his complete cooperation in straightening out the matter." Schulz was characterized by Kunes as being a "victim of a lack of communications within his own organization and faulty legal advice given to another officer of the firm." Kunes previously estimated that the company's ..double tax bill would total about $30,000. The-new single tax total, for. 24 buildings, is $16,487. Council candidates Who's running Nov. 11? Turn to Page 14 for background on Phoenix City Council candidates. Be an informed voter, then go to the polls. will be necessary if two big utilities need investigating. And the State Economic Planning and Development Department asked for a fourfold increase in its budget to $3.2 million, including $1.3 million in federal aid for planning work. In addition, the proposed budget contemplates a $420,000 outlay to start a system of tourist welcome stations on highways and at airports. Regarding the corporation commission's request for more funds next fiscal year to investigate rates subject to commission regulation, State Budget Director Donald Olson said expenditures for the same purpose this year are expected to reach only $45,000. But the commission warned Olson that ratepayers of Tucson Gas and Electric Co. and Mountain Bell Co. have filed petitions alleging their rates are excessive. If preliminary inquiry ( into the petitions shows that material^ rate changes would result from full-scale rate investigations and hearings by the commission, a special appropriation of $500,000 for this work will have to be requested of the legislature, according to the commission's budget request. In justification of its request for a regular rate investigation appropriation of $120,000, the commission cited a large number of water utilities seeking rate increases to offset tax increases, Olson noted. The commission's total budget request for the coming year is $1.3 million, compared with $893,000 this year. Almost $100,000 of the increase is accounted for by a state bookkeeping change, shifting employe fringe benefit costs from the state auditor's office to individual state agency budgets. Continued on Page 4 »-WP^^%«^ Young hunte T—- A>.LI «» c **. . . Republic Photo by Vinee Kermitz ; 1)fVl7 • S 1 *- ' fP hoe f IX Bunder tree in state as the deer season opened over the week- Vlgll Sitgreaves National Forest, watching and wait- end. But there will be venison on the Aitken ing for the deer that never showed up. He had table, nevertheless. His father, Thomas, nailed plenty of pals in the same misery all over the a big buck. Favorable response ^phenomenal 9 W.Germany, Nixon feelg preached silent masses Britain salute Nixon speech Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Nixon personally staked out a claim yesterday that his Vietnam policy speech achieved his major goal of drawing tangible support from "the great silent majority of my fellow Americans." Nixon, pointing to several thousand telegrams stacked on his desk, said they represented backing that could speed an end to the war. Calling newsmen to his oval office to view the wires cluttering his desk, Nixon betrayed a certain pride of authorship in his television-radio talk to the nation Monday night. Nixon announced that about half the inside ANNUAL DEBATE — United States again opposes seating of Red China in United Nations. Page 2. ISRAELIS WARN - Israel threatens Lebanon with retaliation for any guerrilla attacks. Page 2. BOARD CRITICAL-Elements of President's consumer protection program denounced. Page 5. TWO HIJACKS - Two Latin American jets hijacked to Cuba. Page 10. NIXON STAFF — President reorganizes White House staff, boosts two advisers to cabinet rank. Page 22, TAX CHANGE - House subcommittee approves bill to change tax base of, utilities in state. Page 23. PROPOSAL REJECTED - Highway commission rejects governor's proposal to increase "points" assessed drivers convicted of speeding. Page 23. ' telegrams: before him came from .people claiming membership in. "the great silent ; majority." " ! ' • While ;that' phrase was not original with Nixon, he made it the centerpiece of his appeal for-public support of his. Vietnam policies. And he expressed delight that many ; telegram writers echoed'it. , .More than any other-Nixon speech since Jan. 20, Monday's effort -was' his own product, the distillation of nearly a , dozen drafts he wrote by hand in recent- weeks on scores of lined yellow pages. The President acknowledged that some who sent in telegrams advocate an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. He held up a 4-inch-thick stack of Western Union flimsies that was dwarfed by the other piles on his desk. Equating the response to his speech with prospects for peace, he said: "It's veiy impprtant in our qXiest for peace to realize that the country is behind what we are trying to do. I would put it this way: that demonstration of support can have more effect on ending the war sooner than anything else-" Public backing for the administration, he declared, was more important than skillful' diplomacy, training of the South Vietnamese-army or military tactics. Continued on Page 4 Verdict to be given tomorrow in Kummerlowe slaying trial Astrology Bridge Campbell Classified Comics Crossword Dean Editorials Financial Page 26 21 28 69-79 26 68 23 6 28-30 Food News Movies Obituaries Opinion Radio Log Sports TV Log Weather Women Page 41-62 36-37 68 7 38 63-67 39 21 31-35 Accused butcher slayer Carl Kenneth Kummerlowe was said yesterday to have, "the mentality that caused the death of 6 million Jews during World . War II." The remark was made by Deputy County Attorney Jerry Toles as he argued yesterday to Superior Court Judge Roger G. Strand that Kummerlowe should die in the Arizona State Prison gas chamber. Strand said he would return a verdict at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow on the first- degree murder charge against Rummer' lowe, a Scottsdale engineer, accused of slaying and dismembering Harley Kimbro, 46, a Mesa service station owner, on April 30. Strand is hearing the case without a jury. If he finds Kummerlowe guilty of the slaying, Strand must also decide whether to sentence Kummerlowe to die. The defense requested that the case be tried without a jury. Before Toles began, his remarks to Strand before a packed courtroom at 9:45 a.m., Strand denied a motion by Kummerlowe's attorney, Warner Lee, that Kummerlowe be set free because the state had failed to prove, as required by Arizona law, where Kimbro had been killed. . . Lee also argued that there was a lack of evidence to convict Kimmerlbwe, contending that the state had assembled more than 250 exhibits of little or no prosecution value. In his final arguments to Strand, Toles. said: "The evidence supports that the body was chopped up in the motel room (Room 104 of the Desert Rose Motor Hotel, 3424 E. Van Buren). . .a tie bar end, found in the bath drain at the Desert Rose Motel matches the chain on the tie clasp belonging to Harley Kimbro, the tie he was wearing the night he was murdered." Toles said Kummerlowe, 42, had the "kind of mind" that society does not need and requested that Strand return a death verdict. Lee, 'who spoke following Toles, argued that the climate of the trial was determined "by publicity and pictures Continued on Page 4 Associated Press LONDON — Two of America's European allies yesterday saluted President Nixon's aims for peace in Vietnam but the North Vietnamese and Vietcong delegations at the Paris peace talks charged Nixon with prolonging a "war of aggression." ' Most European newspapers that commented on Monday's presidential 'address expressed disappointment. Some predicted the speech would add force. to moratorium demonstrations hi the United States later this month. Soviet news media dismissed the speech as an attempt to lull the American public. Support for the President came from Britain and West Germany. In London, an official statement declared: "The British government welcomes the United States' determination to persist in the search for an honorable solution to the Vietnam nonflict, "President Nixon's plan for plete withdrawal of all U.S. ground combat forces from Vietnam is a major contribution. We hope that there will be a constructive response from' the other side and that progress will now be made in Paris toward v a negotiated settlement." ' West German Chancellor Willy Brandt supported NixonVaim of seeking a solution through gradual troop withdrawals and said he hoped the speech would find a positive echo in Hanoi. The German government, he said, "welcomes: every initiative to end the Continued on Page 14 Today's prayer Father, we are restless until we find peace with you. Help us to know the wonder of surrender to your rule,. Help us to guide our lives according to your commandments for therein lies'the greatest peace of heart and mind and soul. Amen.

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