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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 34

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Wednesday, November 5, 1969
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REPUBLIC BULLDOG Iftft the Arizona Republic Phoenix, Wed., Nov. 5, 1969 ground on candidates for Phoenix City Council $ This is another in a series of profiles on candidates for Phoenix City Council which will appear in The Arizona 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 rMrs. Charlotte Lockwood Cox, an independent candidate for the Phoenix City Council, said. she announced her catjdidacy when she learned that the major tickets had failed to include women. ^Independent 'U Candidate I thought this was a mistake," she said "There should be a wom- aq- representative on the council, because, after all, I believe the majority onlhe council, because, after all, I believe the majority of the citizens are women." Respite this basis of her campaign, Mrs. Cox, 62, of 315 E. Ocotillo lists finance, respect for law and transportation as the three top campaign issues. financial problem is always with life;" she said. "We must establish a budget and the priorities that go with it .Vi. As a mother and homemaker, 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 th& development of a mass transit system. Strengthening both the police depart- Charlotte Cox ment and its communication with citizens would create more respect for the law, she believes. "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 commu- nication 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 times and talk to them." Many of the city's problems in trans- 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 hoenix 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 b'elieve my experience qualifies me to give insight and dedication to service for Phoenix city government." 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 Independent Candidate Klahr sees self as voice of youth., efficiency 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 in 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. Thielkas 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 bettes understanding of the problems of the "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 important campaign issue," she said, "to get the most for the taxpayer's dollar^ to cooperate with the county and to stoj) double taxation." "We must make sure," she added, 'that our next city manager not only'ig a good public administrator, but is business oriented and particularly sensitive to the people in our community." In this respect, Mrs. Theilkas said; Women council members have displayed a better ability "to quickly discern the human need. City 'problems are so com-' plex that a woman's natural perception can cut through all the facts and figures and help place the emphasis on,the human needs of the community." Another of the problems to which shfe. said she would address herself if elected, is balancing the wage scale for ait city employes and raising the status of both women and men "to enable them to move into more responsible positions within the city organization structure." !' Mrs. Theilkas, a Phoenix resident f6r 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 Li;, brary trustees, Citizens Committee for Greater Phoenix and Phoenix Public Li-. brary board. - . «\ Independent Candidate Crary 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 car, bring about constructive change by working within the established systems of law and government. tti a sense, he's his own best example. WJiile still a law student at the Univer- si|p of Arizona, he filed a federal lawsuit which resulted in statewide congres- siOTal-Tedistricting. He was denied admission to'the'State Bar of Arizona by its&admissions committee but took his . case to the Arizona Supreme Court--and WQJJ. 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- tujte leader who would be an asset to city government; he believes he can provide ansjyers to what .he sees as glaring faults in; Phoenix administration. '$•'?' - '.'•••• • The issues to Klahr are: $f. .efficiency /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: f'The first issue is one of efficiency in the Jcity government, and my position is th&t the Charter Government administration for the past number of years has no|,been an efficient and conservative force'' of government.. .in this I am blaining 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 aid, "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 prevention 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 referred to in the other areas, as an ombudsman. "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. Pope considers law 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 funning as an independent candidate in the Nov. 11 city election. He is unhappy about some of the flare-ups 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, a purchasing expediter at Gen- problem, and he would like Phoenix to hire additional policemen. Pope, a purchkasing expediter at Gen- Cecil 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 there, but if the policeman is on one side of his area and receives an emer-' gency call from the other side, he just" can't make it in time. Besides, I hate "to' He does think he has at least a partial 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, but? 1 possibly streets such as Campbell and Missouri." "But I'm against the (proposed) Pa-: pago Freeway. I understand it would run along Roosevelt. I'm afraid the area south of Roosevelt would become a new, ,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 Cushing, Okla., came,, to Phoenix in 1934 and was graduated v from Phoenix Union High School in 1946.> He has been taking business administra^ tion courses at Glendale Community' College. "".He and his wife, Marjorie, have three' children, Cecilia, 16; Linda, 13, and.Su.-, san, 6. .,.„ see policemen ride a beat by them--. selves." .,w Pope said drug abuse is a serioiis" problem in Phdenix, but he doesn't have, a solution at this time. Mntiwar leaders say talk disappointing v. «/ 11 O '** Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - Leaders of the planned antiwar demonstrations here next 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. They 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 rallies on Nov. 13, 14 and 15. 'J'hese negotiations have "broken up," leaders of the coordinating New Mobilization Committee told reporters pester- day, because the Justice Department refuses to allow a massive marchof perhaps 200,000 persons down Pennsylvania Avgnue from the Capitol to the White Hogse on Nov. 15. Some authoritative sources, as well as Nejr Mobilization leaders, contended th^ the Nixon administration was "pur- •pcply protracting" negotiations over pe|mits "to keep protest leaders off bal- anpe" in their planning. e Justice Department official pri- jly denied this, but no formal state- it of the administration position was to reporters yesterday. New Mobilization's negotiators al- have agreed to abandon plans for ]y on the ellipse in back of the House, and for a march formation could encircle the President's home f protesters, said Theodore Johnson, spokesman. Department officials had been security problems the 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 J7, 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 I 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." Demonstrators hoot, ma^ch 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 the 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. Afte,r 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 Minh, 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 outside 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 government 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 Nixon 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 Monrlay night that the only agreement to date had been on the shape of the bargaining table. McCloskey sidestepped further questions on the subject. , Britain tained nothing new and sought to prbr long and intensify "the American wari.Qt, aggression." ; North Vietnam's Hanoi radio declared'^ Nixon offered nothing to end the-war'"' and his speech was "perfidious propa* 1 ganda to fool the American people." -' : "Nixon's empty boast of a secret with- " drawal timetable that he could not announce proved only that he does riot have a timetable for withdrawing Ame.iv ican troops from Vietnam," the broad-', cast asserted. President Nguyen Van Thieu of South!" Vietnam warmly supported Nixon's speech as "one of the most important! 1' and greatest addresses of a president of.',: the United States." : , i:> "The people of Vietnam," Thieu said in a statement in Saigon, "want nothing, more than to gradually take the respon- • sibility to preserve their own independence and freedom wuth the efficient asy,; sistance of the allied countries, especial*,; ly that of the people of the:United' 1 States, with a view to achieving the self - sufficiency and self - development, c . which I have affirmed many times." „,, Thieu's chief delegate to the Paris - ; peace talks, Pham Dang Lam, com-" 4 inented, "The speech of President Nix'qtf, 1 '" is clear, the position of our side is" 1 known. The ball is in the other side's^ court." . j^l,. A.U.S. ally in Asia, Japan, also came> to Nixon's support. Maraichi Fujiyama^ spokesman of the Japanese foreign istry, said the speech helped U.S. policies m Vietnam and to the American people that serious,^ peace efforts were being made. "^ Ahead of any official Red Chinese" comment, the Tokyo newspaper Asahi ' : said in a dispatch from Pejjjng that the ' Chinese -capita! regarded Nixon's speech<" as a trick by pretending to U.S. troops but actually

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