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Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, November 5, 1969
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, CITY 14 th6 Arizona Republic SO fchoente, Well, Nov. 5,1969 round on candidates for Phoenix City Council. '^•w^ This is another in a series of profiles on candidates for Phoenix City Council which ivilt appear in The Republic before the city election Nov. 11. The Republic will include each of the candidates whose names will appear on the ballot. We suggest our readers clip these articles and save them. ^Finance, law, transportation concern Mrs. Cox Mrs. Theilkas stresses citizen involvement fairs. Charlotte Lockwood Cox, an independent candidate for the Phoenix City Council, said she announced her candidacy when she learned that the major tickets had failed to include women. •Independent Candidate I thought this was a mistake," she said. "There should be a woman £representative on the council, be- caiise, after all, I believe the majority of the Citizens are women." Despite this basis of her campaign, M&. Cox, 62, of 315 E. Ocotillo, lists finance, respect for law and transporta- tion'as the three top campaign issues. ''The financial problem is always with us,!? she said. "We must establish a budget and the priorities that go with it ... As a mother and homeraaker, I have been particularly aware of the economic problems caused by the cost of multiplying services due to the city's expansion." Mrs. Cox termed the present city transportation system inadequate and said that if elected, she would work for the'development of a mass transit system'. Strengthening both the police department and its communication with citizens would create more respect for the she believes. Mrs, Charlotte Cox "In the area of crime," she continued, "I have been advocating since September the establishment of a juvenile crime prevention bureau." Mrs. Cox also stressed better communication between city officials and citizens. "I would like to see council members available on an individual basis," she said, "so people can go to various areas at different tunes and talk to them." Many of the city's problems in transportation, housing and crime, she said, have come about in great part because of a widening gap in nommunication between the average citizen and his city government." Mrs. Cox, a Democrat, is married to Z. Simpson Cox, a lawyer and Democratic Party organizer, and has five children. Her sister is Lorna Lockwood, Arizona Supreme Court justice. A native Arizonan, Mrs. Cox has lived in Phoenix since 1925. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has headed the Central High School PTA, DeMolay Mothers' Club and Beatitudes (retirement community) Auxiliary. Mrs. Cox also has worked with the Phoenix Urban League and the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Adult Family Living Program in the Phoenix Union High School district. She said volunteer work "in a variety of civic projects and organizations has taught me much about the needs of Phoenix citizens in many areas ... I believe my experience qualifies me to give insight and dedication to service for Phoenix city government." Klahr-sees self as voice of youth, efficiency Gary Peter Klahr, independent candidate for the City Council, thinks of himself,as the voice of the younger generation in the Phoenix city election. The 27-year-old attorney believes he can demonstrate to young people that they can bring about constructive change Independent Candidate by working within the established systems of "law and government. In a sense, he's his own best example. . While still a law student at the University? of Arizona, he filed a federal law- suit|which'resulted in statewide congres- siori&l redistricting. He was denied ad- missiott; tQ.ythe State;Bar ofxArizona by- its Admissions committee but took his cas^ to the Arizona Supreme Court and woqt In general, since 1960, Klahr has appeared to much of the Arizona establishment as an angry young man. But today-Klahr believes he is a ma- ture'leader who would be an asset to city government; he believes he can provide answers Ijto what he sees, as • glaring faults in Phoenix administration. •Z. v ' ' '' • ! The issues to Klahr are: -"£. .eff ency in the city government.. .the problems of youth recreation and delinquency . . . (and) excessive bureaucracy in City Hall." He deals with them in characteristic rapid-fire speech: •fti"' . "fhe first.issue is one of efficiency in thefcity government, and my position is thaf the Charter Government administration for'the past number of years has not .'been an efficient and conservative fordfe; of government. . .In this I am blaijjiing both Graham's administration Gary Peter Klahr and the pre-Graham administrations," Klahr said. . "The best evidence of this lack of efficiency is the fact that the budget expenditures are increasing five times faster than the city's population. The solution," Klahr said, "is a reform of the budget process so that expenditures receive the proper scrutiny by the public and the council." Klahr, a Republican, said this was his goal when he was a vice president of the Representative Citizens Association of Phoenix and helped field a slate of candidates in 1967 to oppose Charter Government. The second ranking issue, he said, is "the problem of youth recreation and delinquency. In this area, I think it is important that the city take the lead in setting up a youth services bureau as recommended by the President's Commission on Administration of Justice. "This agency'would attempt to act as a referral agency for parents or schools that are having problems with their children and students. It would attempt to refer or directly provide psychiatric, educational, recreational and vocational services to these children before their problems become serious enough to require adjudication by the juvenile court." .......... Klahr believes he is qualified to help set up such an agency, for he has served as a county juvenile probation officer, county juvenile court referee, crime preventi6n chairman of the Phoenix Jaycees, cochairman of the Phoenix delinquency and rehabilitation subcommittee of the Phoenix Forward Task Force and chairman of the legal aid advisory committee to the .county juvenile court. . The third tissue, Klahr said, is "the problem of excessive bureaucracy in City Hall. The solution is the creation of a 'People's Troubleshooter,' an office re-, ferred to in the other areas as an ombudsman. .V "This," he said, "would be a person in City Hall who would have the authority to investigate citizen's complaints about treatment they received from various city departments and take corrective action if the grievances appear to be justified." ; Klahr is single and lives at 1819 N. 18th St. ntiwar ointm Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - Leaders of the planned antiwar demonstrations here nexjt week said yesterday that President Nixon's Vietnam policy speech Monday night disappointed them and is likely to increase greatly the size of the protests. Tney also complained that what they called a "hard line" taken by Nixon on the war has also been shown by Justice Department officials in. negotiations for permits for the antiwar marches and rall|es on Nov. 13,14 and 15. These negotiations have "broken up," leaders of the .coordinating New Mobilization Committee told reporters pester- day I because the Justice Department refuse? to allow a massive march of per- hapf 200,000 persons down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House on Nov. 15. S^rhe authoritative sources, as well as New ; Mobilization leaders, contended that! the Nixon administration was "pur- pos$y protracting" negotiations over permits "to keep protest leaders off bal- ajicfe" in their planning. Justice Department official pri* Vitey denied this, but no formal state- pen! of the administration position was givsfjl to reporters yesterday. •"• i Tfte New Mobilization's negotiators al- readj, have agreed to abandon plans for " rajly on the ellipse in back of the House, and for a march formation ld encircle the President's home rotesters, said Theodore Johnson, >iUzation spokesman. tice Department officials had been ed about security problems the events might produce, Johnson, said, and protest leaders agreed that the ellipse might not hold all the people expected for the rally anyway. Johnson said the rally is now planned for the Washington Monument grounds, a site the government prefers. He added that the government has raised no objections to the planned 40-hour single- file "March Against Death" planned to begin Nov. 13 from Arlington Cemetery past the White House to the Capitol. Each of the 45,000 anticipated marchers, representing a Vietnam war casualty, will make that trek on normal pedestrian walkways. The New Mobilization leaders said they believe they also have a right to a permit for a concluding mass march Nov. 15 up the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue past the White House to the rally at the monument grounds. Ron Young, one of the group's negotiators, said he was surprised when John Dean, a Justice Department official, told him Monday that such a march would be "impossible" to handle, City officials said yesterday that all Washington policemen will be held on duty during the three days of protests, with days off and leave canceled. Only if the police request additional help, Nixon asked to curb DDT WASHINGTON (UPI) - Seventeen congressmen asked President Nixon yesterday to impose federal restrictions on the use of DDT because of studies dating back to 1947 which they said show that it might cause cancer. The 17, all Democrats, were led by Rep. David R. Obey.D-Wis. these officials said, would the District of Columbia National Guard, which will be on alert, be called onto the streets. New Mobilization leaders told reporters again yesterday that "we are committed to a legal and nonviolent demonstration." At a New Mobilization steering committee meeting Sunday, the group decided to discourage participants from going off to rump protests planned for Nov. 16 by the Yippies and by opponents of the controversial Three Sisters Bridge across the Potomac River here. At their press conference yesterday leaders of the Vietnam Moratorium Committee which organized the nationwide protest on Oct. 15 said the President in his talk misjudged the mood of the country, "just as he has misjudged the realities of Vietnam." Sam Brown, a moratorium coordinator, said that "tragically" Nixon's speech will help the moratorium committee organize larger antiwar demonstrations this month. "I would rather it had not been so," he said. Brown's group plans largely "low visibility" demonstrations at campuses and communities throughout the country Nov. 13 and Nov. 14. In addition, Brown and his three co- coordinators said they have committed themselves to working with the New Mobilization Committee in organizing the Nov. 15 rally here. The moratorium committee also presented a group of academic experts on Asia and politics, who asserted the "mistaken assumptions" in Nixon's speech pose "substantial danger that the United States will be involved in the Vietnam war for years to come." Independent Candidate Mrs. Dorothy Theilkas, dropped by Charter Government after one term on the city council, is running for a second term as an independent, with emphasis on citizen involvement in government. Mrs. Theilkas, 61, of 2046 W. Windsor, said she believes city problems and staff reports should be discused at informal Monday night meetings "to permit and encourage more public attention and citizen participation in important decisions." She practiced what she preached about involvement this term with speeches to high school groups and encouragement of a teacher intern program. The program, she explained, gives college credit to high school teachers who work hi city offices during the summer and use their insights for student lessons. The teachers then award extra credit to students who attend council meetings. "I'd like to develop a similar youth intern program," Mrs. Theilkas said, "to encourage our young people from all over Phoenix to work and earn as they learn civic responsibility." City crime problems, especially juvenile delinquency and drug abuse, again can be helped by citizen involvement, she added. . , Mrs. Theilkas, a Republican, urged increased participation in the police reserve, a volunteer program which she Mrs. G. S. Theilkas said, saved the city between $50,000 and $60,000 last year, and full use of an Inner City bus tour "to help gain a better understanding of the problems of the poor." "I'd like to continue my work with young people," she said, 'and start a similar program with parents and adults, to improve the attitude of the 'entire public regarding respect for law, justice and common sense judgment." Mrs. Theilkas called for systematic long-range planning by citizens, city staff and counsel for the problems of the Inner City, transportation and crime. "Efficiency in government is an inj-. t! portant campaign issue," she said, "to;, get the most for the taxpayer's dollar^! to cooperate with the county and to stop double taxation." "We must make sure," she added, 'that our next city manager not only is , a good public administrator, but is business oriented and particularly sensitive*" to the people in our community." i«oo In this respect, Mrs. Theilkas said,' women council members have displayed a better ability "to quickly -discern the human need. City problems are so complex that a woman's natural perception can cut through all the facts and figures 1 and help place the 'emphasis on the W- nrt man needs of the community." '•'-"""' Another of the problems to which she said she would address herself if elected is balancing the wage scale for all city employes and raising the status of both women and men "to enable to move into more responsible positions;,.* within the city organization structure." Mrs. Theilkas, a Phoenix resident for 26 years, attended the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota. She is married and has two daughters. A housewife, she has headed the Ken-,,;.; ilworth School PTA, Arizona State Lik:H brary trustees, Citizens Committee for-"" Greater Phoenix and Phoenix Public Library board. . ' • Pope considers law and order prime issue Cecil Leroy Pope insists that he's dead serious about winning a seat on the Phoenix City Council, although he has had only two public speaking engagements and one of those was canceled. Independent Candidate "I talk to a lot of people at shopping centers," he said. Pope, of 1608 W. Brown, is running as an independent candidate in the Nov. 11 city election. He is unhappy about some of the flareups on the national scene, and he considers law and order the premier issue of the municipal election; Although the city election is nonpartisan, Pope doesn't mind letting it be known that he jumped his old political party — he won't say which one — to join the ranks of the American Independent Party this year. But he adds a postscript: "I'm not a George Wallace supporter." As to why he went American Independent, he said, "I'm not too pleased with'the (national) administration. So. far I haven't seen a great deal of change." Pope ranks crime as the city's major problem, and he would like Phoenix to hire additional policemen. Pope, a purchasing expediter at Gen- there, but if the policeman is on one side of his area and receives an emergency call from the other side, he just can't make it in time. Besides, I hate to see policemen ride a beat by themse He does think he has at least a partial-1 solution to the city's traffic headaches. "I'd like to see a system of one-way streets installed," he said. "These would, not have to be the major arterials, such as Camelback and Indian School, bui,,v. possibly streets such as Campbell an(Ji,/i Missouri." "But I'm against the (proposed) Papago Freeway; I understand it would v run along Roosevelt. I'm afraid the area ' south of Roosevelt would become a Cecil Leroy Pope eral Electric where he has worked for three years, said something is wrong when people in South Phoenix must be told to lock their doors and stay home at night. "One area in northeast Phoenix has one patrol car and one policeman per shift to cover 55 square miles," he said. "Perhaps there are not a lot of calls out ghetto. Hopefully it wouldn't, but it very possibly could." ';::.': Pope said he entered the political; race, his first, on the urging of friends. • He was born in Gushing, Okla., came to Phoenix in 1934 and was graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1946., '..;,'. He has been taking business administra- )|V tion courses at Glendale Community-" College. . .'" ,.',T,',','C He and his wife, Marjorie, have three children, Cecilia, 16; Linda-, 13, and Susan, 6. ' Pope said drug abuse is a serious . problem in Phoenix, but he doesn't hayei a solution at this time. , •'•""?' Demonstrators hoot, march on MIT facilities Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, .Mass. - Defying a court order, hooting antiwar demonstrators invaded the administration building at Massachusetts Institute of Technology yesterday, then marched to other facilities on campus. They demanded an end to both the war in Vietnam and MIT's involvement in defense-related research. There were no arrests. Campus police were title only law enforcement officers in evidence. , About 1,000 of the demonstrators went to the Instrumentation Laboratories, which are just outside the MIT campus property, but they made no attempt to enter the buildings. Chanting and waving a 10-foot NLF banner, the demonstrators demanded through a loudspeaker system that work be halted on the .Poseidon missile guidance system. After a short time, the demonstrators returned to the plaza outside the Student Center to listen to more speeches. Most of MIT's 6,000 enrollment ignored the demonstrations. Classes were conducted normally. The protest, led by a group which calls itself the November Action Coalition, began about noon with a mass rally at MIT's Kresge Plaza. Then, shouting "Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minn, the NLF is bound to win," the protesters marched through a light rain' to the administration building. They surged through the building's first-floor corridors for about 10 minutes, then the majority spilled' back put- side and trekked four blocks to MIT's Center for International Studies. More about Continued from Page 1 suffering of the Vietnamese people through negotiations." Brandt reiterated in a statement that West Germany was ready to help rebuild both halves of war-scarred Vietnam, an offer first made in his'govern- ment policy statement last month. The North Vietnamese delegation in Paris denounced the speech as "a defiance not only of the Vietnamese people but of the American people and all the peace-loving people in the world." A statement from the delegation demanded that the United States withdraw its troops rapidly, totally and unconditionally and contended Nixon's address revealed the "warlike and perfidious nature of his administration."' A separate statement from the Vietcong delegation said the' speech con- Viet peace talks to continue despite absence of progress WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Ni'xon administration will continue diplomatic efforts toward peace at the Vietnam talks in Paris despite the absence of progress thus far, the State Department said yesterday. "No," was the response of department, spokesman Robert J. McCloskey when newsmen asked if talks with the Communists might be broken off in light of President Nixon's statement Monday night that the only agreement to date had been on the shape of the bargaining table. McCloskey sidestepped further ques- ' tained nothing new and sought to pro~" k long and intensify "the American war: of ''* aggression." " n "" North Vietnam's Hanoi radio declared Nixon offered nothing to end the war" and his speech was "perfidious propaganda to fool the American people." -.-.,u "Nixon's empty boast of a secret withdrawal timetable that he could not announce proved only that he does notC- have a timetable for withdrawing American troops from Vietnam," the broadcast asserted. President Nguyen Van Thieu of South:: ™ Vietnam warmly supported Nixon'SVKS speech as "one of the most important^and greatest addresses of a president of' the United States." "The people of Vietnam," Thieu said in a statement in Saigon, "want nothing more than to gradually take the responsibility to preserve their own independ-"" ence and freedom with the efficient a^!! 1 ! 1 ? Sistance of the allied countries, especial-" 4 " ly that of the people of the United States, with a view to achieving the self - sufficiency and self - development which! have affirmed many times." .. ; Thieu's chief delegate to the Parif!^ peace talks, Pham Dang Lam, com^ u '^,~ mented, "The speech of President Nixo^,,;} is clear. The position of our side is . * known. The ball is in the other side's court." ,., A U.S. ally in Asia. Japan, also to Nixon's support, 1 Maraichi Fujiyai spokesman of the ^Japanese foreign is, try, said the speech helped reaffirratJ U.S. policies in Vietnam and explained v« to the American people that serfou^TJ peace efforts were being made- ,,|;,M Ahead of any official Red, Chinese:,:,;;«. comment, she Tokyo news^ape^. Aj said in a dispatch from Peking that Chinese capital regarded Nixon's; s] as a trick by pretending iQiHti U.S. troops but; actpily prpjpnglng war.

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