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Arizona Republic, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1973, Phoenix, Texas Phoenix weather Pair today with little change in tern High low Yes high low 41 Humidity high low Page 241 REPUBLIC CITY H Todays chuckle Telephone 1973 Four 88 The money saved tot day buys a much smaller umbrella d 10 cents Nixon dumps most wageprice controls JL O JL Associated Press WASHINGTON President vowing a continued fight against scrapped most firm wageprice controls yesterday except for those on food and health In a surprise Nixon told Con gress he will rely on a largely voluntary effort to restrain increases in prices and But he said firm regulations will be continued with special vigor for firms involved in food processing and food re In mandatory aspects of the Phase II control pro gram will continue to apply to health services and hospital In announcing that he was abolishing the Phase II Price Commission and Pay Nixon asked Congress to extend for one year beyond a scheduled April 30 expiration the Economic Stabilization Act that permits firm wageprice ceil Under the requested standby authori Secretary of the Treasury George Shultz said that any companies or unions that flout new voluntary guide lines are going to be In a special message to Nix on established a broad goal of reducing the nations inflation rate to 2 per cent or less by the end of this while boasting that his past policies have al ready produced the lowest rate of in of any industrial country in the free Shultz said Nixons dismantling of most of the control machinery will lead to dramatic cutbacks in the number of federal workers assigned to policing wageprice While taking most of the teeth out of the Nixon promised Congress that special efforts will be made to combat inflation in areas where rising prices have been particularly trouble especially in fighting rising food He said his program would not be a total success until its impact is felt at the local supermarket or corner grocery Nixon was vague about the wageprice guidelines he will expect management and labor to observe in the As a general guide for inr creases of prices above presently au levels should not exceed in creases in The document added that even if costs go a firm would not be expected to increase its profit margin over a recent historical The existing general standards of the Pay Board can be taken for the present as a guide to appropriate maximum wage increases unless and until they are the White House Under the old pay hikes gener ally were limited to a maximum of per cent a Nixon announced he was establishing a advisory commit with AFLCIO President George Meany as a to advise the Cost of Living Council on possible tions in pay Plan to halt reclamation draws fire By TOM KUHN Williams and James Exon of Nebraska attacked proposals to end federal participation in new reclamation projects during a hearing be fore the National Water Commission that began in Phoenix The as well as representa tives of California and said commission recommendations would di minish the importance of western agri culture and adversely affect the econo mies of states that need more Williams also protested the commis sions proposal to limit federal cost sharing for flood Are we in the West to be denied the benefits that have for dec ades been extended on a able basis to citizens of the eastern part of the United States he including Navajo Tribal Chairman Peter testified that they feared a commission report on future water priorities would jeopardize reservation development and place In dian water rights at the mercy of hos tile state The report stresses that water be priced at its market value and that those who benefit from federal water projects should pay for them with inter Projects affected would include munic water hydroelectric re municipal waste collection and flood drainage and erosion Charles chairman of the eightman commission created three years ago by said state input would be important when a final report is given later this year to the Luce said the intent of the commis sions page report is not to lessen federal involvement in water develop but to redirect efforts so that there is more emphasis on ecology and on stretching existing water resources to provide for future national The Central Arizona which will bring Colorado River water via aq to Phoenix and would not be affected if the recommendations become a national water A hearing was hold Tuesday and Wednesday in The Phoenix hearing continues Other hearings will be conducted at New Orleans and in Washington 89 to afford all 50 states the opportunity to submit The commissions voluminous report that cost million to prepare was Continued on Page 24 Harvard University President John picked to head the Presidents Phase III economic Associated laughs as Treasury Secretary George Shultz points him out at news conference Board refuses Initiative drive started to ban highrise blight inside PILOT commander submitted his resigna tion yesterday after refusing to fly any more combat Page NEW FINANCING URGED Senate Education Committee chairman says he opposes continuing to use the property lax as a major source of school financ Page ARMY Army announces reorganization of its state side command to improve efficiency and strengthen Page Dear to delay hiking assessments Members of the State Property Tax Appeals Board yesterday said they will not postpone statewide equalization of home values until 1974 if administrative problems are the only reason for putting off the valuation The members said they gave this as surance to legislative leaders who visit ed them late Although the visit took place behind closed usually reliable sources said that legislators questioned whether the boards equalization power gives it authority to grant the pending plea of county assessors for an extra year to Related story on Page 8 comply with the state valuation tors call for statewide home tion by increasing all property to 88 per cent of recent residential selling prices compiled by board agreed it is without au to take action based solely on the assessors claims of severe administra tive problems necessitating postpone board indicated its decision will be based on whether or not immediate home value changes would help or hinder between counties and between homes on one hand and apartments or properties on the legislators in turn indicated they will be prepared to take action al administrative problems or hardships that might arise if the proceeds this legislators concern about equal izing taxable values in the state also stems from the fact that they will at tempt to revamp school financing this Though appeals board members insist ed they will not be in a position to rule on the assessors postponement plea be fore late one informed source predicted the ruling will go against the county The legislators who visited the board included Senate President William Jac Senate majority floor Sandra Valley House Speaker Stan R Phoenix House majority floor Burton and House ways and means Tony By STEVE TRAGASH A drive to place an initiative on the city November election ballot limiting highrise building to the central corridor was announced yesterday by the Deer Valley Residents Kathleen president of the charged the Phoenix City Council with opening the door for highrise blight when it enacted a re and this is the major reason for the She declared the Central Phoenix which limits high rise construc tion to the central is a paper tiger ignored by the council at the re quest of large Mayor John commenting on the said the regional shop ping center ordinance in no way di lutes the purposes or objectives of the Central Phoenix Plan and the high rise There will be no high rise develop ment outside the central Driggs And to equate the new shopping center ordinance with open ing of high rise development outside the corridor is just not The ordinance permits buildings to rise four stories for a height not to ex ceed 70 Fifteen per cent of the votes for mayor in approximately sig are required to place the sition on the November election according to the city clerks Jorgensen said her association will push for at least to signatures in its which already has The basic premise for this explained is that a good many years and dollars went into enacting the Central Phoenix Plan in the first The plan is not an a its a which we see being vio Either its a or it The Deer Valley group said the Cen tral Phoenix Plan is a and carefully conceived plan designed to protect citizens from mistakes made in other cities urban highrise The Central Phoenix the may or is one of the most impor tant elements in city Asked to respond to the groups vation of the plan as a paper tiger without any Driggs laughed and said Its Thats all I can Jorgensen and other group mem bers maintain the Central Phoenix Plan has become a and it is not Continued on Page 18 1 Meany arid other representatives of organized labor had long complained that the Phase II program permitted disproportionate price increases at the expense of wage For the next 90 the wage com mission and Pay Board will continue to process backlogged Shultz All new price or wage increases would be reviewed by the Cost of Living Coun And Nixon announced that Harvard University will become council director to succeed Donald who has been to be ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Nixon said that except in the food and health advance federal approval will not be required for changes in wages and This he that business es and workers will be able to deter mine for themselves the conduct that conforms to the or federal Initially and generally we shall rely upon the voluntary cooperation of the private sector for reasonable observance of the Nixon the federal government will the the responsi in and stop action that would be inconsistent with our tion The President pictured his new poli cies as offering even greater price sta with less restrictive But he said success would depend on a firm spirit of self restraint by Continued on Page 10 Watergate figure has plea accepted United Press International WASHINGTON Former White House consultant Howard Hunt was jailed briefly and freed on bond yesterday after the presiding judge in the Watergate bugging trial accepted his plea of guilty to all charges against the alleged chief re of undercover agents to spy on Democrats last under questions by District Judge John that he knowingly and intention ally and unlawfully committed the six counts of burglary and ille gal eavesdropping with which he was On the second day of the Sirica rejected Hunts offer to plead guilty to three of the six in the interest of both the substance and appearance of But when Hunts attorney came back with a guilty plea on all six Sirica accepted it and ordered the Cen tral Intelligence Agency veteran jailed immediately in a basement cell at District Hunt spent only a few minutes behind bars until his lawyers could post the by gaining assignment of the in life insurance on his who was killed in a Chicago plane crash a month Puffing on a lengthy cigar and Hunt told reporters he would testify at any later grand jury investigation to my personal knowledge that no one else besides the seven charged with the breakin and attempted bugging of Dem National Headquarters last June was involved in the alleged espionage campaign against Anything I may have done I did for what I believed was in the best interest of my said He said his guilty pleas were prompted partly by his hopes of getting a reduced his belief I couldnt sustain the experi ence of a long and his desire to be with his four During direct questioning on the judge abandoned his attempt to get the defendant to describe his role and others involved in the alleged conspiracy to documents and secretly monitor conversations among Democratic at the Watergate When Sirica asked Hunt to tell me how you got into this De fense Lawyer William Bittman ob that Hunts reply could his position in a planned grand jury investigation as well as the case against the six other Watergate After decision to accept the full guilty the jury was called back into the courtroom for the first time since Wednesday You are no longer to be concerned with the case of Justice Douglas frees jailed reporter Todays prayer Our help me to be always willing to share with others the faith in You which has been shared with United Press International LOS ANGELES William jailed longer than any other reporter for refusing to reveal the source of a news was ordered released yes by Supreme Court Justice Wil liam Douglas ordered the reporter freed on his own recognizance pending action by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on his petition for a writ of habeas cor Farr was jailed last 27 for refus ing to tell the judge in the Charles Man son murder trial which two of the six attorneys gave him information he used in a story printed in the Los Angeles His case had already been appealed all the way to the Supreme which refused to hear I cant tell you how delighted I the bachelor Ive been hoping with all my heart that Douglas would order my Ive been optimistic so many times and then turned down so many Of this is only a partial solu Theres always the grim prospect that I may be back in Farr said he was prepared to return to jail if he ultimately loses his He has asked the State Court of Ap peal to free him on grounds his is cruel and unusual punish and has appealed in the federal courts on grounds Judge Charles Old er should have turned the contempt matter over to another Im still confident that ultimately the courts will riot tolerate my being held on an indeterminate Farr I am tremendously grateful to the general public for their expressions of support in the mail that I have A number of the letters were very thoughtful expressions about the issues whose release was delayed sev eral hours because there was no deliv ery boy available to carry a telegram from a Supreme Court clerk notifying the sheriff of the said the first thing he wanted was a hot balh and the biggest hamburger I can His fiancee Cindy Bolts was on hand to greet Farr when he was He said he had survived the 46 days in solitary confinement in good mental Continued on Page 24 United States Howard the judge told them without further com The judge said Hunt had fled govern ment investigators in Washington shortly after the June 17 breakin at the Water that he had friends in foreign countries and was not al though Biltman countered Hunt still made a living as a Under questioning by both Sirica and outside the Hunt said the prosecutions opening statement about his role in the Watergate breakin was substantially The six counts against Hunt could bring a maximum sentence of more than 30 years in prison and in Sirica will set sentence after a Nixon election panel faces charges United Press International WASHINGTON The Justice Depart ment brought criminal charges yester day against President Nixons campaign finance including allegations that its treasurer illegally turned over to a former White House aide now standing trial in the Watergate bug ging three of the eight charged involved the alleged illegal transfer of cash by Hugh Sloan to Gordon no individual officers of the Finance Committee for the ReElection of the President were A spokesman for the parent Committee for the ReElection of the President called the alleged violations technical and The Justice Department also brought separate in its first use of the 1971 federal election campaign against three unsuccessful congressional candidates for failing to make required a former aide in both the White House and on the campaign committee is one of seven men accused of wiretapping the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Water gate Hotel last Their trial be gan In the new the finance committee was accused of turning over a series of payments total ing to Liddy without getting re required by the new During last falls there were complaints of violations by both including General Accounting Of fice reports that were turned over to the Justice Department for possible On the GAO referred five possi ble violations of the law by Nixon cam groups to the In addition to the the department also accused the com with failures to report tures and with failing to get a receipt and report expenditure of an additional that went to Because no individual members of the committee were nobody would be jailed if the committee were found guilty of the The maximum pen alty on conviction would be a fine for each of the eight Devan a spokesman for the Committee for the ReElection of the commented This matter allegedly refers to tech Continued on Page 24
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