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100 Arizonans brainstorm future, focus on individualism By PETER B. MANN Republic Education Writer SCOTTSDALE —A hundred Arizonans brainstormed into the future yesterday and decided that, in the year 2001, they want a society which controls its own destiny and safeguards "the importance of the individual." They came from such diverse fields as business, education, labor, government and social work. Among them were lawyers, doctors, students, housewives and clergymen. Their purpose in gathering at the Safari Convention Center here was to focus for two days on where they want society to go, how to get there and, finally, what role education, particularly the junior college, should play in the process. The conference is cosponsored by the Maricopa County Junior College District, Phoenix College evening division's student government and the American Association of Junior Colleges. At the outset, participants were challenged by Max Tadlock, of Los Altos, Calif., chief conference consultant, to consider the sad record of inadequate planning for the future. For up to three decades, he said, warnings have been issued about all of the major problems of today — urban deterioration, transportation, race relations, vocational training, air and water pollution, invasion of privacy — but little progress has been made toward solving them. "We cannot keep backing into the future," Tadlock said. After that, the participants split into five discussion groups. All were to consider first what kind of society they want in 2001; then each was to consider the problems involved in one of these areas: planning, individual needs, society's needs, facilities and financing. During the initial exchanges, much concern was expressed about insuring "human dignity" to all individuals, adapting to change on both social and scientific fronts and shaping technological advances to man's purposes rather than vice versa. At each discussion table, an overhead projector was used to flash the group's major points as they cropped up. One group flashed: "How do we pre- serve individualism? How does the individual preserve the good life?" Another: "We must determine how to best use material, financial and human resources so that at the community college level we can provide the broadest possible base of educational opportunity for all of our citizens." A "third: "We need a community whose total environment is (1) responsive to change and (2) responsive to needs of the individual and society." After nearly two hours, the conference staff posted what it considered a statement of consensus. But many parti- . cipahts were critical of it, and It was edited, re-edited and finally scrapped. At least temporarily, this statement replaced it: "Our society must mobilize its total environment toward responsiveness to 4 accelerating change and the undiminished importance of the individual." In the afternoon, the groups turned to their individual tasks. The one dealing with planning, and how to achieve the cooperation of all public agencies and citizen groups, found more obstacles than encouragement in its path. It listed these major "restraints" working against adequate.planning: —Communication barriers. —The difficulty of actively involving all interested parties. —Competing or conflicting interests. —Resistance to and suspicion of change. —The skepticism of people who feel they have been "left out" in the past. —Lack of agreement on priorities. On the positive side, 'it was noted thatj> most people view planning favorably, at least as an abstract ideal; some agencies already have cooperated successfully; more knowledge and information are available than ever to make adequate planning possible. Then the group began to move toward the central focus of the conference: education. Its potential for "creating attitudes among people," for fulfilling the individual and improving society, were regarded by many participants as one of the major hopes for the future. Discrimination on women cited •. SCOTTSDALE — Mrs. Eliz- "abeth Duncan Koontz, director of the Women's Bureau, [U.S. Department of Labor, "charged here last night that working women are the vic- 'tims of "pure, simple dis- • crimination." ; Mrs. Koontz spoke at a din- ? ner session of the Maricopa 'County Junior College Dis- •trict's Conference on the Junior College in the Year 2001. ., She said two of every five '.members of the nation's la- ;bor force today are women, ,!but many jobs for which they ; are qualified are not open to them and they often do not "receive "equal pay for equal -work." If anyone doubts that women are discriminated against, Mrs.' Koontz said, he need only look at the want ads in the daily newspaper. "List it' under male; and girl's don't even apply," she said, "because they know they're not wanted." Mrs. Koontz said there are many myths about women in the work force. For one thing, she said, the-average age of the working woman now is 40, and for another men change jobs three times as frequently as women. One-third of the families living in poverty are headed by women and many of them could earn their way if training, child-care centers and decent salaries were available to them, Mrs. Koontz said. She urged that junior colleges take the lead in dispelling' the myth and providing women with? realistic training for the world of work many of them will enter. Fortunately, Mrs. Koontz said, girls are not falling for the old myth as easily as they did in the past. But she added: "What they are falling for is.the story that some guy is going to marry them and be able to take • care of them so they won't have to work." Those girls, she said, are in for a "rude awakening" because many of them will have to work either for supplementary income or for family security in the event of widowhood or divorce. Electric cars on verge of mass use ..By CLARENCE W. BAILEY . Republic Science Writer 1A technical breakthrough in battery design is needed before the present smog- producing gasoline-engine automobile can be replaced by the electric car. -' (The public may inspect , the electric automobiles be. tween 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. today at the TowneHouse.) That was the opinion yesterday of leaders of the infant electric automobile industry, holding their First International Electric Vehicle Sym- Sosium at the TowneHouse, DO W. Clarendon. "We don't want to fool the public into thinking they can replace their gasoline automobiles tomorrow," said William J. Clapp, chairman of the Electric Vehicle Council, ivhich is sponsoring the international meeting attended by more than 500 engineers and industry representatives. '-. "But our power source is still the main problem, and this thing will open up when Chat's solved," he added. „ Clapp emphasized that except for high speeds and great distances the day of the electric automobile already has arrived. He noted that several manufacturers are Displaying electric cars at the (symposium that are ready for iaarketing. ;' Clapp said many electric yehicles already are in use on, golf courses and in industrial plants and that the next step will be small electric vehicles tor the housewife to use around her neighborhood or suburb, shopping and taking the children to school. Bill McDonough, electric car engineer for General Electric Co., said, "We're really only waiting for a breakthrough in batteries before we go whole hog." He said he meant that when a battery becomes available that will provide speeds and distances comparable to what can now be realized with gasoline- powered vehicles, the big swing to mass sales will begin. As he talked McDonough stood beside GE's electric vehicle, which drew crowds whenever it pulled to the curb along Phoenix streets yesterday. The car is typical of many experimental models on view at the show. It has a 10.9- horsepower engine that operates from power supplied by conventional lead acetate batteries. For acceleration and steep hills the GE car has an auxiliary nickel cadmium battery that automatically switches in to provide the needed extra power. Both Clapp and McDonough noted that the operating cost of an electric vehicle is "about half" of that of the gasoline engine automobile. "Maintenance is much, much less," added Clapp. He said that while the current need to combat growing air pollution is a powerful motivation for the new industry, "our interest predates the air pollution problem by many years." Mclnerney pleads innocent Paul Mclnerney, 21, accused of first-degree murder in the death of a ^year-old youth, pleaded innocent to the charge yesterday at his Maricopa County Superior Court arraignment. Mclnerney is accused of killing William L. Bolich, who lived with his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs.'Roger Kelly, at 7844 E. Garfield, ScottscJale, on Sept. 11 as Bol- iqh, his brother, David, 18, and Greg .Spero, J7, were siphoning gasoline from the truck-camp- f ,er of Mclnerney's father. 'Spero is the son. of Mr. and Mrs. Cesare Spero, 3702 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale. Mclnerney also entered pleas of innocent to two' addi- tional charges of assault with a deadly weapon. David Bolich was shot in the head during the gunfire that left his brother William dead in front of 2640 E. Earll, Mclnerney's home. Spero was not injured. Superior Court Judge Paul W. LaPrade has been assigned to hear the murder case but no date has been set for the hearing. LaPrade is to hear ajtvrit of habeas corpus Frraay. Mclnerney is in custody in the Maricopa County jail and the writ is a motion by his attorneys, Michael Bradford and Douglas McVey, to have Mcjn* erney released from the jail pending the trial. . • CITY QHAStR The Arizona Republic # Ox Wed., Nov. 5, Obituaries More obituaries, Page 88 More about Police oiiicfci inspects auto in which former Uov. Frank Clement of Tennessee died Councilmen explain Coop firing Crash kills Continued from Page 23 "he didn't understand it. It was over his head." Long said Coop favored "piecemeal" studies, done in one department at a time, rather than "top to bottom as I had recommended." Previous departmental studies, Long said, "lay on the shelf and gathered dust" under Coop's management. Long and Sanders asserted that results so far of the management study show projected savings of $3 million, but they could not detail the savings or when they would take effect except "over a period of years." Long and Sanders were asked why the council didn't exercise its function of reducing Coop's estimated budget, and Sanders charged that it was because Coop had not fulfilled promises to reduce expenses and make administrative changes. "He made promises about reducing expenditures in the public works department, but he never did anything about it," Sanders declared. Long added, "For over three years Mr. Coop kept assuring the counnil that he would get on this, and he never did." "You assume that when a man says he's going to do something he'll do it," said Sanders when asked why it took nearly five years for the council to act on Coop's failings. Pressed for more details about Coop's refusal to cooperate with the council, Sanders and Long gave none. Later in the day, Sanders delivered to a reporter a sheet titled, "Additional comments from Milt Sanders re: press conference." In it, Sanders said that, from January 1968 on, Coop "promised economies in the public works department and water department, but by the time of the 1969-70 budget he had accomplished none of these economies." Coop also failed, Sanders said, to give the council "a complete explanation on the usage of city-owned equipment." Sanders also blamed Coop for the "goof-up" at Sky Harbor Airport when construction of a Holiday Inn was authorized in the path of an airport runway. Another faotor, Sanders said, was Coop's "constant trips out of town" to conventions, speaking engagements "and other duties that kept him out of contact with the council and his subordinates." "It was a constant stream of things that finally added up to' the council's decision to seek another manager," Sanders concluded in his additional statement. Coop waste is attacked by Graham Mayor Graham last night said that former City Manager Bob Coop protected the city finance department against budget cuts and fought efforts at governmental efficiency. Addressing a group of 40 persons attending an all-' candidate rally at .Maryvale Park, Graham said in response to a question that "certainly there is some question about the competence of the manager." The mayor said the first reports of a city efficiency study conducted by Booz, Allen and Hamilton found much waste in city government. "There are things in the report that certainly do indicate top management was inept and not doing a good job in carrying out the policies needed to be responsive to the needs of the people," he said. He referred to a $442,000 savings he said was realized in the city's computer systems division by canceling contracts approved by Coop, and to a report that $3 million could be saved on city management. He said the efficiency study revealed both items, but declined to make copies of the study available. "The computer contracts were approved by the finance director, and this was a direct responsibility of the manager," he said. "Mr. Coop also was responsible for the fact that when we asked the manager to: make budget cuts, the finance ^department was the only one that was not put under scrutiny of the research and budget division." John Driggs, Charter Ticket mayoral candidate, proposed that in his administration councilmen would be available to talk to any citizen who wishes to discuss his problems. , "When the citizens can have closer contact with council members as well as the mayor, we're going to set the stage for more meaningful communication," Driggs said. Book shortage found in Scottsdale school A Scottsdale School Board member complained last night that at least one elementary school in the district is short on textbooks despite the fact that $17,000 in textbook money was unused this school year. The complaint was made by Robert Usdane, who said he had learned that Pima Elementary School is having third grade pupils share an English textbook and that possibly other schools in the district; are having, the same problem. Speaking at the monthly meeting of the board at Kachina School, Usdane noted Graham aide resigns post Ron Carmichael, Phoenix Attorney, has resigned as campaign coordinator for Mayor Graham's Citizens Ticket, he told The Arizona Republic yesterday. Outgoing City Councilman Milton Sanders has assumed some of the duties. Carmichael said the press of business in his three-man law office made it impossible for him to continue as coordinator. He remains a member of the executive committee of the campaign and retains some duties, he said. "The pressure on my time had become very severe," he said. "I indicated that I couldn't give it full time any longer." Carmichael said he had "never disagreed" with Graham on campaign 'matters and termed the mayor "as easy and cooperative as any candidate I've found." Jim Gibson, a campaign official, said that while no new coordinator has been ap- poointed, "several people" have assumed the duties of the post, including Councilman Sanders, Graham said he had "great admiration for Carmichael. "He has great ability and has done a fine job," Graham said. "But you can't expect a man to give 50 per cent of his time when he has commitments for 100 per cent of it, in his Jaw practice." that $17,000 of the money budgeted for the purchase of textbooks this school year was turned back to the general fund and cannot be reclaimed. District administrators present at the meeting failed to account for the textbook problem, other than to say that orders and purchases are made by a textbook committee. In other matters, the board voted to accept a notarized membership list of .the Scottsdale Education Association, and verified the SEA for membership on a commission to negotiate teacher contracts for the next school year. Later, the board rejected a membership report from the other teacher organization in the district, Scottsdale Federation of Teachers, on the recommendation of Supt. E. G. Burnkrant. The SFT report did not include a list of names; instead, it consisted of a statement from a certified public accountant that he had counted more than 150 SFT membership cards. Burnkrant said he did not feel the SFT report met the requirements of board policy in determining the makeup of the negotiating commission. Larry Bell, president of the SFT, has said his group fears reprisals by administrators if names of SFT members are divulged. ex-governor of Tennessee United Press International NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) Frank Goad Clement, the onetime political "boy wonder" who served three terms as Tennessee's governor but failed to realize his dream of service in the U.S. Senate, died last night after his car crashed on a city street. Clement, 49, was injured in a one-car accident at a Nashville in, ,. Tr tersection. He was taken to general hospital where he died shortly after 7 p.m. CST, according to state troopers. Clement, who rose to national attention in his Bible- waving keynote speech to the 1956 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was Tennessee's first four-year governor. He passed up the chance to appoint himself to the Senate, instead naming Herbert S. (Hub) Walters to fill part of the unexpired term of Sen. Estes Kefauver when Kefauver died in August, 1963. Clement made a comeback in 1966, but lost to Howard H. Baker Jr. in a battle for a full six-year Senate term. By defeating Clement, Baker became the first Republican ever elected to the U. S. Seriate from Tennessee by popular vote. Clement blamed new taxes he pushed through the legislature for his 1964 defeat, and although he was never particularly close to President Johnson, anti-Johnson sentiment in Tennessee was considered a major factor in his 1966 loss. Clement was governor of Tennessee from 1953 to 1959, and again from 1963 to 1967. Survivors include three sons, Robert, Frank Jr. and Jamesi Wounded infant is recovering SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) An infant, wounded while still in his mother's womb, is recovering, doctors said yesterday. They said he apparently is going to live a normal life. Robbie Spencer Tolbert was wounded Sept. 25, when his mother was shot mysteriously while sitting on the front porch of her home. The mother also is recovering. The child was delivered by caesarean section. Doctors said the bullet, which appears to be either 32-c a H b e r or 38-caUber, passed through an arm and lodged in his right thigh. It will be removed later. Mrs. Tolbert, 27, has three other children. Moore to talk on meteorites TEMPE — Dr. Carleton B. Moore, director of the Center of Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, will speak at 3:40 p.m. today on "Meteorites and the Moon" in Room 150 of the agriculture building on campus. The public may attend. Moore is a consulting geologist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He is one of several scientists who received moon samples from the Apollo 11 expedition. Mellissa Mello 1 Rosary for Mellissa Adri* enne Mello, 8, who suffered burns Oct. 20 in an accident at her home and died Monday in Maricopa County Hospital; will be at 7:30 p.m. today irt Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N| Hayden, Scottsdale. ; Mass of the Angels will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Green Acres* Cemetery. She was a third grade student at Cholla School in Paradise Valley. She was born irt Phoenix. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Manuel Mello, 3214 E. Presidio Road; a sister, Mrs. Marilyn Freegard of Phoenix; grandparents, Mrs. Esperanza Peterson, of Brownsville, Tex., and Manuel De Mello of Falmouth, Mass. T. D. Stephenson T. D. Stephenson, 67, who was employed the past 15 years by the Arizona State, Highway's construction section, died Monday in St. Joseph s Hospital. Mr. Stephenson, 1401 E. Ed« gemont, was born in Centra? lia, Wash., and came to Phoe^ nix 25 years ago from Seattle, i Survivors include his wife: Doris; two sons, Richard or Shrevrport, La., and James; of Issaquah, Wash.; a sister and five brothers out of statej and four granchildren. -:J Services will be at 11:38 a.m. tomorrow in A. L\l Moore and Sons Mortuary; 333 W. Adams. Entombment will be in Memory Lawrt Mausoleum. * • i James H. Wilson ; Services for James H. WiU son, 77, who died Sunday in. Phoenix Veterans Administrar tion Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in A. L, Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams, Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Wilson, 1520 N. 17th Drive, was an Army veteran of World War II and member of the Thunderbird Post of the American Legion. Born in Carney, Okla., he came to Phoenix 26 years ago from Paris, Tex., and had been in construction work. Survivors include his wife, Delia; six stepsons, Russell Glenn, Travis Glenn, Brelice Glenn and L. H. Glenn, all of Phoenix, W. D. Glenn of Watsonville, Calif., and the Rev. H. B. Glenn of Sacramento, Calif. i ' Isabel Young Mrs. Isabel S. Young, 70, a. member of the Harmony and Cosine clubs, died yesterday in St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs. Young, 3237 E. Claren* don, came to Phoenix 40' years ago from her native St.; Louis. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin U., and.; two sons, Benjamin Jr. and Douglass, all of Phoenix, and! four grandchildren. ;i Friends may call from 6 t^; 9 p.m. today in Paradisa Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School, i There will be private cremation. The family prefers that," friends contribute to their favorite charity. Stella Powell Services for Mrs. Stella Powell, 88, who died Monday in a Phoenix hospital, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Grim-; shaw's Bethany Chapel, 7JO W. Bethany Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Powell, 4141 N. Ninth St., was a member of the Eastside Church of the Nazarene. Born in Circleville, Ohio, she came to Phoenix in 1955 from Hammond, Ind. Survivors include a son, Evan R., and a daughter< Mrs. Alice Roberge, both of Phoenix; two grandchildren/ and six great-grandchildren. ! City will charge $10 fee., igreinspection The Phoenix City Council yesterday approved a charge of $10 for reinspection of buildings by city inspectors. Included in the amendment are building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and gas inspections. Mike Sienerth, building and housing safety director, said too many callbacks were being made because of incomplete or poor workmanship, locked buildings when inspec- tors arrive or wrong address-', es on permits. -;; In other action, acting City!' Manager Charles Esser told: the council that city luxury!; tax collections for October were $383,277, with $288,1731 for cigarettes and $95,104 forj liquor. Totals for June through September arej $1,405,021. Esser said it is considered likely the tax will meet tbf revised estimate, $4.2 million for this year, Originally, $4,p million was the estimate.