Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 6, 1969 · Page 18
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 18

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REPUBLIC .. MAIL HE PUBLIC BULLDOG 8-A tile Arizona Republic PfcMnln, Thors., Nov. 6, IMS investigation requested on spraying oi Globe watershed GLOBE — The National Health Federation of Monrovia, Calif., is requesting a complete investigation of recent U.S. Forest Service spraying of the" Globe watershed in the Final Mountains. -Howard C. Long, vice president of the nationwide non• profit educational organization^ said in a press release received here that the federation began its probe in July and gathered enough material for a Senate investigation. "Much of the sprayed area Is dead or dying," Long said, "and persistent toxic residues have contaminated the water and, most alarming of all, mutations in plant and animal life are occurring apparently as a result of contact with the chemicals used. Now it appears the U.S. government is not certain which chemicals were employed in this operation." Atlhough the local consequences appear grave enough, Long said, "our interest is in the potential significance this spraying will have on our ecology." He said the danger to the ecology could be catastrophic if the federal government au- thorizes widespread use .of insufficiently tested pesticides and herbicides. Residents of the Globe area staged a mock funeral procession this past summer at the Federal Building in Phoenix in protest, of the spraying which was suspended by officials. Miss Indian BYU chosen Republic Photo by John J. Harriaan US. R. Blfecha views Rio de Flag as the polluted stream winds its way through Doney Park section Northern lights Families petition Flagstaff City Council to have flow of odorous river stopped By JOHN J. HARRIGAN Northern Arizona FLAGSTAFF — It could only happen in Arizona, one of the driest states in the country. Probably for the first time in the history of conservation, 114 families are petitioning to have the flow of a stream halted. Flagstaff city councilmen and officials will square off, in a meeting at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, with the families of the Doney Park area east of the city for a round of discussions on the Rio de Flag, a trickle known by other less-printable names in the Doney Park area. Flagstaff's sewage treatment plant provides the only permanent flow for a short stretch of the usually dr£ wash. Fifteen miles from its source, the Rio de Flag gives off a foul odor from fecal contaminant that is allegedly destroying property values. The randomly flowing stream has created odorous ponds near the Flagstaff Country Club and on lowlands in Doney Park, where encephalitis mosquitoes could,breed during the summer, accsrding to residents. Spearheading the 114-signature petition of the Downey Park Committee to eliminate the river is R.R. Blecha, who resides' on- a 22-acre farm intersected by the disputed river. He and his neighbors claim that they; have been unable to sell or build,with an . open sewer in their back yards. At this point, they can offer prospective buyers no promises on how soon the problem might be solved. Blecha said he is disgusted with the city for penny-pinching to build a cheap, inadequate sewer plant just northeast of town when the correct location, and one originally considered by the city, would have been near Leupp Road east of Doney Park. "For a couple of million dollars more they would have been set for 50 years," Blecha said. The new plant inside the city limits will handle the problem until 1980. Hundreds of trees, many over a century old, on private and forest service property have been destroyed, presumably by detergent in the scummy river, Blecha said. A state health official suggested they may have been overwatered. Since it's pretty hard to argue unpleasant smells before city officials, Blecha and a friend removed water samples from five points along the river for analysis in Phoenix. Standards of the State Department of Health Water Quality Control Council allow the ratio of fecal contaminant (human waste) no greater than 1,000 parts for every three ounces of water. In recreation water the "fecal coliform content" is not allowed to exceed 220 units for every three ounces.. The maximum allowed in 10 per cent of total samples during a 30-day period is 400 units for every three ounces. Children would use the stream for recreation, but three of them returning from school over a bridge at the Slayton Ranch, 10 miles each of the source, commented, "We don't want to play in a sewer." Remodeling the old plant, according to State Health, Department engineer Joseph Obr, director of the Division of Water Pollution Control, was not a complete solution, .but in terms of knocking down the fecal coliform content, and dangerous pathogens, " it worked. .., , "Nobody is claiming the present situation is very good," he said, but the stream is not dangerous unless someone comes in contact with it. •',.,''/ '. ' , "It is,a bad situation, everyone recognizes 'that it is..>It.. is just a matter of bringing "about a solution as fast as possible. Nothing can be done in the meantime If there were an easy solution, the city would've used •it a long time ago," Obr said. An alternative to a stream effluent would be"use of settling ponds but:"a tremendously large lagoon would be needed to serve a city' the size of .Flagstaff—with many acres under water," he said. Obr also, .raised the question, "Why should residents of the'city of Flagstaff pay extra at this time to locate a sewage disposal plant outside of town when an in-town plant is sufficient for present needs and the extra- Cost plant: would benefit only nonresident developers and outside property owners?" City Manager Harry Fields Jr. said that even the old plant, bad as it is, produces better effluent now than it did before the city began chlorinating it about two years ago. Then its operating efficiency was estimated at 15 per cent. Since the plant was remodeled, it has, produced at 65 to 68 per cent efficiency,, he said. "We have tried to do everything possible to solve the problem," Fields said. "We've opened up pools and have ; done channeling. :0ur bonded indebtedness wouldn't let us go for a more expensive plant. A plant near Leupp Road would be 6.5 to 8 miles from the new plant site northeast of town and more than 6 miles out of the city,". , The : City of Flagstaff will complete'a 33- inch sewage line from Black Canyon Highway to the proposed new plant located about 2 miles from the old ..sewer plant. It will be laid by the end of this :year, and work on the hew, million-dollar, sewage treatment plant will begin in the next construction year. Fields estimated completion of the new plant "probably in 1971." Gila delays bond sale for hospital GLOBE — Gila County supervisors will wait for several months before selling additional hospital bonds in hope the present money market improves, a spokesman for the board said yesterday. County owners approved a $3.46-million bond issue for an expansion program at Gila General-Hospital earlier this year arid about $200,000 in bonds have been -sold thus far. However, on the advice of bonding agent Joe Refsnes of Phoenix, additional sales will be delayed. - -Refsnes told,supervisors he feels the money market is "as bad as it is going to get" and that he believes it will improve, especially if there is peace in South Vietnam. If Gila County were to sell the remaining hospital bonds at this time, Refsnes predicted, the bids would exceed the maximum 6 per cent interest rate allowed by state statute. The average current interest rate, he said, is 6.1 per cent. County officials hope to sell the bonds for the expansion program and advertise for construction bids about April. Under the plan, the existing building would be remodeled and an 80-bed addition constructed. The county expects to receive more than $1 million in federal funds.; Finance administrators to meet for institute CASA GRANDE - Approxir mately 150 public officials concerned with finance administration are expected to participate in the seventh annual government finance institute today and tomorrow at Francisco Grande Hotel. The institute is being sponsored by Arizona State University|s Institute of Public Administration, Arizona Finance Officers Association, League of Arizona Cities and Towns and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants. Registration at 8:30 a.m. today will be followed by welcoming addresses by William J. Feldmeier, Maricopa County finance director, and Casa Grande Mayor Jimmie B >; Kerr. A panel discussion on "Capital Improvements Programming and Financing for Small Towns" will begin at 9:45 a.m. Panel members include James Kay Jr., Tucson finance director; Larry Woodall, Tucson assistant city manager; and Jim Alendar, Tempe finance director. Following the panel, John J. DeBolske, executive director, League of Arizona Cities and Towns, will discuss "Arizona Legislature and Municipal Finance." Class reunions planned for UoiA alumni TUCSON — Graduates of the classes of 1919, 1929, 1944 and 1959 will be welcomed at reunions during the University of Arizona's 53rd annual homecoming Nov. 14-16. The reunions, which will be held Nov. 15 following the Uof A-Utah football game, will also be open to classes from the years surrounding those selected for the special celebrations. Mrs. Carter Porter will be hostess at her home to alum* graduated §0 years Graduates of the class of 1929 will gather at the home of Andrew Rupkey. Graduates of 25 years ago will meet at the Lodge on the Desert. Rural free delivery CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. (AP) - The Post Office Department inaugurated rural free mail delivery here on Oct. 1, 1896, under Postmaster General William L. Wilson, a native of the area. The class of 1959 will meet at the Arizona Inn. Pi Beta Phi alumni of 1959 will hold their 10th anniversary reunion Nov. 14 at the Pioneer International Hotel and UofA band alumni will have their 'annual reunion banquet and meeting following the football game Nov. 15 at the Cliff Manor Motel. The reuniqn of the UpfA cavalry, "Troopers of the Fighting 56th," will be held the nights of Nov. 1445 at the Pioneer Hotel. SAN CARLOS - Verenda Dosela, 19, first of the San Carlos Apaches to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, has been chosen Miss Indian BYU. Miss Dosela, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dosela TITO IN ALGIERS ALGIERS (UPI) - President Tito of Yugoslavia arrived yesterday for a five-day official visit. NIXON TO FLORIDA WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon will fly to Key Biscayne, Fla., today for a long weekend of relaxation and meetings with several cabinet officials. of San Carlos and a sophomore student majoring in elementary education, will have as her attendants Carolyn Holliday Simpson, a Navajo from Blanding, Utah, and Maybelle Horsen, a Navajo from Cameron. Miss Horsen's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Juan Horsen. The selections were made by the Tribe of Many Feathers, which sponsors various activities, including a special Indian Week in late February. CAFE CURTAINS Wiih Matching Valance Many Cofors. 20 E. WASHINGTON ST. Something to sell? Try a Republic want ad "GOLDEN GLOVE LEATHER DESERT CHUKKAS! HERE IS... Styling Ruggedness All built in one shoe w SIZES 5 to 14 •Size 13 & 14—$1.00 Mere Specially Priced • Genuine Goodyear welt • Genuine Glove leather • Full foam cushion insole • 2 I Iron jumbo rib selt 9 Jumbo rib wedge sola ermaine U SHOES "BETTER BRAND NAME SHOES . . . 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