Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 5, 1969 · Page 20
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 20

Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, November 5, 1969
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REPUBLIC « MAIL ffiiWii REPUBLIC BULLDOG «, Wed., Nov. S, 1969 Indians to dance at Chicago Photo by Henry linger Indian dancers from St. John's Indian School at Komatke will perform ceremonial dances at the 16th annual Fall Pow Wow Nov. 21-23 at the National Guard Armory in Chicago. They will get special billing with emphasis on the Apache Mountain Spirit Dance. The trip will be sponsored by the American Indian Center. liima County citizens to get involved Goals committee will be organized to study> plan growth of area By ROSALIE CROWE YUMA — A program involving citizens in the continual updating of a comprehensive growth plan for Yuma County will be undertaken by the county planning department. Permission to establish such a project was given Monday to James E. Stone, head of the county planning department, by the board of supervisors. The idea was presented to the supervisors by Stone at the direction of the Yuma County Planning and Zoning Commission. The program calls for a citizens goals committee, drawing its membership from interested and qualified persons from all civic organizations. The committee would study and establish goals in areas such as economic development, industrial development, crime prevention, social and welfare and esthetic considerations. Interest and need would determine the extensiveness of the committee's work. Stone said he visualizes the citizens goals committee as a continuing effort that would aid the county in updating its comprehensive plan at least every five years and possibly every three years. The committee members, in addition to representing all areas of the county, would also represent the Winterhaven-Bard area in California just across the Colorado River from here and the Palo Verde area near Blythe, Calif. • "The day is past when we. can set up boundaries and dd our planning without taking the surrounding areas into consideration," Stone said. "We have to think in terms of regions." •<' '•-. % *• The board of supervisors also heard a report from Mrs. Catherine Taylor of the Yuma County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information Center. According to Mrs. Taylor, every city and county will eventually have to take on the major responsihil- vi<-.on_u aim ^uauucu jjciauno aican m me uuunij, wumu laive uu me uiajui icsjAMioiuil- Coconino supervisors give approval for two-acre homesites at Ft. Valley Flagstaff chamber plans for snow FLAGSTAFF - Providing more accurate and up-to-date information on local weather and road conditions and improving signs pointing out sites of interest have been undertaken by the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce tourist and convention committee, said Glen Helms, new chairman. Helms said most of the city's ' business firms have been hurt by inaccurate, de- layed or nonexistent weather and road condition reports. Reports given by nonlocal radio and television stations during a storm are generally correct, but followup information is often lacking. On Recruiting policemen cited as top problem TOMBSTONE - Recruiting ing conducted by George Har- Vista, Huachuca City, Benson and retaining police officers tie, chairman of the county's Qn/ r *,„„,,,,.„,, i -r A for Cochise County communi- Justice Planning Commission. and Tombstone also discussed ties is the top problem facing local officials, it was deter- Representatives from Will- mined at a recent local meet- cox, Douglas, Bisbee, Siefra police training, provisions for police headquarters and supplies. many occasions, Helms said, the number of inches of snow on the ground is reported but stations fail to point out that roads have been cleared. Helms has appointed Leighton Cress to consult with the highway patrol, wire services and television stations in an attempt to solve the situation. He said he and Chamber Manager Jack Redmond also plan a trip from Kingmah to Amarillo, Tex., soon to set up a workable road and weather, reporting system along U.S. 66-Interstate 40. The system would involve furnishing of information by the chamber in any storm-hit city. By JOHN J. HARRIGAN Northern Arizona Bureau FLAGSTAFF — Coconino County supervisors have approved two-acre homesites as the optimum for the 8,375-acre Ft. Valley development north of here. The supervisors concurred with the county planning and zoning commission in a resolution which also approved new zoning for the area, following seven public hearings on the subject. Pressures had been brought from .property owners wanting to subdivide into lots of one acre and less and from those wishing to restrict development to 2.5 acres or more. New zoning there will designate residential what previously was classified "A-general," comparatively unrestricted zoning. Supervisors allowed exceptions for existing subdivisions and for any future subdivision "to be considered on its own merit," in respect to subdivision of less than two acres. Sedona will become the site of a major new hotel surrounded by a small commercial development and a subdivision of more than 75 residential lots. Supervisorss approved rezoning of the 69-acre Manzanita subdivision of recently exchanged forest lands in Sedona. Areas rezoned went from A-general to specific zoning to allow construction of a sewage disposal plant, a townhouse district, residential, commercial and recreational areas. Sewage effluent will be used to water the golf course. In another resolution, supervisors approved Kachina Village Improvement District 69A, a new subdivision of 176 lots. They assured two property owners at the hearing that roads would be maintained in Kachina Village this winter. One had complained that the compaction was insufficient. Supervisors went on record yesterday in favoring designation of Northern Arizona Development Council as the multicounty Community Action Agency to administer poverty programs of the" Office of Economic Opportunity. In discussion, board members said they favored the contihu- . ed inclusion of Hohave County with the four other northern counties of Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai. ity for treatment and preven- ;' .tion of alcoholism and drug abuse. The "revolving door sys- ]' teni" of :j. izing an alcoholic until, he v "dries out" only to readmit him a few months later was termed by Mrs. Taylor as being "costly and ineffective." She said she believes the money pould be put to " better; use by 1 settir!g:'up a ; re- *, habilitation center in Yuma County. ..,-,"We do have the existing facilities and some of the per- . sonnel at Desert Manor Con- ; valescent Center," she said, , r "and able counselors are , available within the communi- > ty. What we lack is the interest ahd motivation of the community to back such a facility. i ; "The condition is only going to get worse, not better," she ,, said. "The need is now. I feel ;. something should be started ,-. this year, yet I realize that ••• the funds are lacking." After discussing the idea further with the supervisors, Mrs. Taylor was asked to present some figures concerning need and costs at a later meeting. Uncut marijuana found on desert Central Arizona Bureau FLORENCE — Discovery of 38, pounds of marijuana on •the desert 10 miles southeast ,of here was announced Monday by Final County Sheriff Coy DeArman. DeArman said the uncut marijuana, wrapped in freezer paper in two-pound cubes, was found Sunday by hunters. Officers said they believed the narcotic may have been dropped by an airplane. says still get free checking? Here's what we say. Any month you average $200 or more in your account, it's free. Go under $200 any amount and anytime you lite. Mfong as the rest of your deposits and withdrawals make the average c^rne out 'right, we won't charge you a cent. No service .-charge 1 -' do statement charge, no check-processing charge, no any charge. D If you don't average $200? No big worry. If it's $100 to $199.99, you'll be charged $1. Period. Even if you writesixdozen checks. If less than $100 - $2. D That's our kind of free checking. The kind where you still run the account. D What's your kind? FIRST NATIONAL. BANK OF ARIZONA MEMBER F.D.I.C. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM We go out of our way to be helpful.

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