Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1973 · Page 56
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 56

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Phoenix, Sat., Jane 30,1973 The Arizona Republic A*3? Major crime rate drops slightly nationwide^ jumps in Phoenix and Tucson WASHINGTON — the num* her of major crimes fell 1 per cent nationwide in the first quarter of 1973 but such crimes continued to rise in suburban and rural areas, Federal Bureau of Investigation uniform crime reports revealed Friday. Although the decrease was down 1 per cent from the last quarter of 1972 it was 3 per cent lower than the .first quarter of last year, based on statistics reported by local, county and state law enforcement agencies. Biggest reductions came in the nation's 100 largest cities, with 88 cities recording a decrease from the same three months a year ago. Serious crime rose In Arizona's two largest cities during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period a year ago, according to the FBI reports ' ' SP neglect is hinted in bid for U.S. funding TUCSON (AP) - The chairman of the Arizona Corporation .Commission said Friday he has heard Southern Pacific, train crewmen claim the railroad'is neglecting maintenance, thus causing derailments, to: get federal aid. ;;># . , SP -has had 21 rail accidents in Arizona in the last 11 months, including a January collision of two trains in which three crewmen died. Others have ranged from minor derailments to explosions on a train carrying Navy bombs': about 60 miles east of here last month. Al Bradshaw, SP public relations spokesman, refused to comment on the commission chairman's statement. V. y ACC Chairman^; Al" Faron," said that he Decently traveled on Amtrack to Louisiana and heaird trainmen discussing the matter. "Talk was prevalent about the railroad letting things go Track'cleared after derailment of 14 freight cars BENSON (A'-PJ. — Southern Pacific Railroad crews have cleared the. tracks, east of there of 14, freight cars that derailed from a westbound freight tyajn Thursday after-, down in order to get federal aid," he said of his informal discussions with crewmen. Faroh said he did not identify himself to the crewmen. "I have no comment on Al Faron's remarks which were caused by conversations which were informal and in which he did not Identify himself," Bradshaw said. Faron said he has the commission's four rail inspectors investigating SP in light of its rash of derailments. He said the inspectors are concentrating on specific areas. "There's a letdown somewhere along the line in maintenance," he said, adding that another cause could be use of older unmaintained cars :• by the railroad that the East. Bradshaw said evidence that SP does not run "old" freight cars is in statistics revealing expenditure of $783 million over the last 10 years for new cars, or about 10 per cent of the total spent by the nation's railroads for cars. Additionally, Bradshaw said, SP plans to spend $138 million this year alone for some 4,900 new freight cars and 90 new locomotives. Al Bradshaw, SP publicire- > latiotis ofjicer-js^id the tracks were" reopened'about*?:30 Fri•day m wrriirig .after^ing- closed nearly 18 hours "due to the derailment. . . He^said there were no reported injuries-in the derailment,; which occurred within 10 miles of the scene last month of an explosion involving military :bombs being shipped on an SP train. Caiise of the derailment and -a damage estimate were not available. INVESTORS BONANZA HIGH COOL COUNTRY ,^ $ 48 7 ^.4o^:~ . water, iurv»yed roadi, heavily I wooded areat APR 8% — 12 <yr» - $500 dwn. D.F: '$7516.00 24 Hr. Telephone Call Big Valley Land Co. 947-8011 Verne Boatner's columns Wednesday through S u n ; day in the sports pages . of The Arizona Republic are must reading for the sports fan. NEW SHIPMENT JUST ARRIVED Volume Purchase Priced at 439 . • delivered* installed • guaranteed \ • Made with a craftsman's pride by Colonial of Michigan, they, have fine imported "Vyest German movements with three weights in ;brq$s casings ",., plus ! Westminster c.himes to mark the hour and quarter hours. Each treasured time piece is mounted in a Florentine cherry case handcrafted in the centuries-old tradition of the masters. EXPERT ANTIQUE CLOCK v REPAIRING DAILY EXCEPT SUN. 9i30-5:50 THURSDAY 4809 N. CENTRAL t 263-0308 In both Phoenix and 1^c/^|?ortstt»e?c%anged %efl*&t, son, serious crime increased -; ifi«. ; ,ritjfi risV in ' "''"^ in five of seven categories,; .^h.Jie said had c However, murders and aggravated assaults decreased In Phoenix and auto thefts and rapes declined in Tucson. The drop nationally was caused at least in part by a change in the method of compiling this year's figures which included all larceny and theft and did not eliminate petty larceny crimes amounting to less than $50, Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson said the crime re- t^value of property usually :,is incidental to the crime it- X self. .bias in the «ta- .tli^HJ'^. '. .•>£•:* M^y mates} he said, have chin|w fte «6ll*f Vaflue be^ tween. fefcny'and jftijtremean' or larceny by removing value from the larceny category. The new uniform crime reports were designed to eliminate the inflation bias and improve the overall qualify, of larceny theft counts, Richard^ self. ----"":" Larceny-theft is considered a crime.y of opportunity and also said the 'of s^fioui erifte actually *haVl/ been ;i .per cent Higher for the same 3-morlth period' iHhe 'old Ur- cehy category had'Continued to have been used. Violent crime, murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault increased 6 per cent this year compared - td : va, 2 per cent increase in January-March 1972. Property crimesj.Burglary, larceny-theft and auto theft fell 2' per cent compared to a 3 per cent decrease during the fame ? .iod a year ago. Aggravated assault rose 9 '•'ip4rvMn.lt forcible rape 7pef cent, ffiufder 6 per cent, and robbefy \4 per cent. Burglary increased 2 per cent, larceny-theft declined 4 per cent and auto theft was down 1 per cent. Cities with 100,000 or more Inhabitants reported a 4 per cent decrease in serious crime, white suburban police agencies reported a 5 per cent increase and rural areas a 6 per cent jump. Cities recording a decrease in crime during the period included Akron, Ohio, 9 per cent; Albany, N.Y», 17; Albu<. qUerque, 7.9; Amarillo, Tex., 9,6; Anaheim, Calif., 17.9; Austin, TeX., 10.4; Baltimore, 14; Buffalo, N.tt, 12.8; Cincinnati, 13.3; Cleveland, 19.4, and Columbus, 3.9; Dallas, 7; Denver, 6.4; Detroit, 12.84; El Paso, fe*., .19.2; Fort Worth, 9.9; Fresno, Calif., 12.9; Gary, ind., 9.7; Hartford, Conn., 8.6; Honolulu, 4; Indianapolis, 7.9; Jackson, Miss., 18.2; Jacksonville, Fla., 3.1. Kansas Citv, Kan., 15.6; Kansas City, Mo., 9.3; Las Vegas, Nev. 4.9; Long Beach, Calif., 12.1; Los Angeles. 12.5; Louisville, Ky., 10.7; Mobile, Ala., 14.3: Montgomery, Ala;, 2; Newark, N.J., 12; New Orleans, 12.8; New York City, 2.1; Philadelphia, 4.8; Pittsburgh, 15.9; Portland, Ore',, 11.7; Richmond, Va., 14.1; St. Louis, 3.1; Salt Lake City, 3.9; Sari Antoriio, Tex., id; San Diego, 3.5; San Francis/co. 4.6; San Jose, Calif., 19.1; Seattle, 1.5; Tampa, Fla.,:.7; Toledo, Ohio, 7.6; Tulia, Okla., 14.3; Washington, D.C'., 9.6; Youngstown, Ohio, .6. ; WEST FURNITURE 4851 W«ttCainelback Read OPEN SATURDAY 9 to 6 SUNDAY 11 to 6 PRE-HOLIDAY SALE M R WESt is having a store-wide and warehouse clearance of discontinued and change-of-pattern furniture in order tb make room for new merchandise arriving daily. In this sale you will find single pieces, and groups. Choose from Berkline, Landmark, Simmons, Daystrom, and Kroehler. This is your opportunity to obtain fine furniture at substantial savings in price! . , LA VISTA by HOOKER La Vista — an inspiration brought to perfection in fine oak. Wrap around mouldings, Colony antique satin finish hardware, spacious drawers, hand high-lighting, distressing and glazing contribute strength and beauty; combining today's ideal with a bow to tradition. , *At s *S* i m- "\ s / , ' i Full or Queen Headboard... $66 King-Size... $97 $148 raPSsSfc > i>* "*&****. ~%SMI®Kfl## rfff : • ^£m it- % '--, .«•/« «-,, ''V?'*' /;/ ' v ,;-'Ai«£ife / ' / "• tt •> 'M.-, f '~ * '»v>* ' r&js&zz $66, DRESSER WITH LARGE MIRROR $ 188 „<. sp*st?>* : jXjjjgsS*^";, FULL SERVICE STORE FREE FURNITURE DELIVERY CONVENIENT CREDIT TERMS SATISFACTION GUARANTEED liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin r#4£ w^y mm •Mwrj ;!** & ' j. ' <*• '• ?%T»- ••* SLEEPER SOFA Choice of colors. Sleeps 2. Large selection. Holiday Sale- Mediterranean Bedroom, large Triple Dresser, Twin Mirror, full or queen Headboard, plus Night stand. 4-pcs. Save$187 $297 Holiday Sale- -'^.i.':. -/„:'•:-_,.:• :•• Lane walnut Tables. Large Cocktail, Hexagon, or Square Commode. Outstanding design. Save$22 ................. $77 Holiday Sale- Bookcase in dark oak. 24"xl2"x72" 2 'doors in the base, 2 shelves. Slave $21 ................. $58 Holiday Sale- Swivel Rocker in solid color gold, or green. Smart kick-pleat. • Save $32 ..,.....,.,.....»,. $97 Holiday Sale- Decorator Chest, 3 drawers. Available in Spanish, Modern, or Contemporary .style. Various finishes. Save $21 $48 Holiday Sale- Spanish rocking Loveseat. Luscious velvet. Choice of colors. Save $83 $166 'Holiday Sale Simmons queen Hide-A-Bed. Makes .into a firm sleeping unit for 2. Smart print cover! Save $151 $240 . ~v ?*V; DECORATOR CHAIRS A. Luxuriously tufted Swivel 1 Rocker with deep-seated foam I comfort. A perfect complement = to dny decor. 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