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   Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - December 9, 1977, Casa Grande, Arizona                                FMX A3 815787 ASA GRANDE Final County s Daily Newspaper ARIZONAB5222 FRIDAY DECEMBER 9 1977 PAT H VOL IXIII NO 289 20 Per Copy Detroit Digs Out Snow Dumped on Midwest Northeast in tail of BO to 80 below Tempera ine new adilid u thi Raw icy winds pushed fresh mow across sections of the Midwest and Northeast today stranding motorists on clogged highways and forcing schools and businesses to close Temperatures dropped And snow continued to fall night in the Midwest Pit tsburgh got 6 inches Erie Pa 7 Binghamton N Y northwestern Indiana 4 and sections of Wisconsin were under as much as 9 inches of Of 60 to 80 lures of 40 below were pre dicledtodav in both slates The freeway arc a said a Michigan state police dispatcher in Delroiton Thursday Hush hour traffic 45 bad enough on a good day roads i ne new adilid in crusty accumulations of the week buried some com mumties in snow as deep W inches Near blizzard conditions ev in Minnesota where were blocked in the Tcv winds blew out snow Rockies and sliced srs srsrs rferssrss Up to 8 inches of snow were Today its horrible more inches were forecast for northern Ohio ex western and southern pur Dozens of abandoned cars irons Temperatures well lined frecw shoulders most below zero in most of the state buried under snow from pass were not expected to top W InR plows Detroits zero readbelow toda mg Thursday set a record for Thursdays heaviest snow 4 the coldest tec 8smcel8K2 to 9 inches was across the The snow was blamed for southern Great Lakes region 1he death of Lloyd Jakubos Meadville tucked in the 48 of Lapeer Mich in a northwestern corner of Pen crash on state Koute 24 state nsylvama was still digging poliWsaid Carl Johanson from beneath SO inches re of rural Mamtowoc Wis died ceived since when Thursday of an apparent the new storm began piling y trac tor trailer rigs and private ve hicles were abandoned on 79 and 90 in Erie County Northern Illinois University canceled classes today the last day of the semester Scores of elementary and high schools had closed by Thursday and were expected to stay shut today Volunteers on snowmobiles in northcentral Illinois hunted for stranded motorists on impassable back roads Combinations of rain snow and freezing ram glazed roads in the Ohio Valley and northern Appalachians Temperatures around the nation today ranged from 77 narts of Illinois were forced to combined with pans 01 25 mph for Thursday 01 an appaivm mr mrw heart attack suffered while he up snow at a rate of an inch an in West Fla to 36 below Ylnnt zero in Havre Mont Ground Broken for CG Police Facility MAYOR HUGH Gl INN throws a freshly scooped shove of riirt durmK thf trfficicalgroundbreakuiftwrmomes for the police fa hu Thurvlav The Rev RA CorneWus police chaplain left Police MrNohn Jack right also ttmk HasMn Corp rho turn at Ihr Vermm Hoy lhparlmnt of Public Erector I ioul Mini of AsMKiatttt Jim IU aa Sen IMasa tiiamV Jack Whwler Ihuf of police re ami cadets aa Urarnle llut imm ilimrudci offiriaN Staft Ihotohx Kin Because of Peace Moves Syria Tries to Cut Support for Egypt IRO APi King Hus sttion to the direct Israeli ence in Geneva CAIRO APi King sein returned to Jordan today after meetings with President Anwar Sadat and President Hafez Assad toured the Per sian Gulf trying to get Sadats bankrollers to blow the whistle on the Egyptian lead ers peace overtures to Israel Assad arrived in Kuwait from Riyadh where he met Thursday with King Khaled of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Fahd the strongman of the Saudi regime Saudi Arabia the chief con tributor of oil wealth to im poverished Egypt continued to maintain public silence toward Sadats peace cam paign There was no indica tion that Assad had succeeded in getting Khaled and Fahd to put pressure on Sadat by threatening to cut off their crucial financial support The Syrian president was going on Saturday to Qatar another oilrich state on the Persian Gulf A leading Egyptian newspa per editor who accompanied Sadat on his historic trip to Jerusalem told a news confer ence in New York that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait both ap proved of the Egyptian lead ers strategy I have read letters be tween President Sadat and King said Moussa Sabri editorinchief of Al Akhbar I know that there were many contacts between President Sadat and Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is back ing the visit So are Kuwait the Gulf coast Sudan the Emirates Morocco and Tuni Syria will come back with Egypt because there is no al the editor com mented If the Syrians want to make war they cant alone ff they are struggling for peace we are struggling for Hussein attempting to breach the gap between Assad and Sadat came to Cairo Thursday from Damas cus The Syrian government press and radio reported he ailed to shake Assads oppo Egyptian dialogue engineered by Sadat The king had been expected to follow Assad to Riyadh but instead he went hume to Amman There was no expla nation and it was not known if he might go to Saudi Arabia later Preparations continued for the second stage of Sadats peace initiative talks open ing in Cairo Wednesday be tween Egypt and Israel along with and United Nations representatives to make preparations for a general ArabIsraeli peace eonfer Unconfirmed reports said Hussein might send an ob server to the conference but informed sources said he would hesitate to do so if that would threaten his relations with Assad Another mediator trying to bring Sadat and Assad togeth er again U S Secretary of State CyrusVance was flying to Cairo today from a NATO meeting in Brussels Officials said he was able to arouse only lukewarm support among Americas European allies for the EgyptianIsraeli peace effort School Near Gila Bend Faces Cutoff of Funds Because Forms Untiled GILA BEND API Thebawith some writing and arith Elementary school near Gila metic They iHEWi think Bend is among 22 school diswere some kind of villains tricts and colleges that the His the first time the Carter Department of Health Eduadministration has moved to cation and Welfare said today cut off funds under a five it is telling they wont receive yearold law that bans sex dis any federal money for new crimination in federally aided programs after Jan 8 beeducational institutions cause they have refused to file HEW Secretary Joseph A pledges not to discriminate Califano told The Associ agamst women ated Press Thursday night Tom Cover principal and that he planned to take the instructor at the threeroom action immediately and the Theba school said HEW had department formally art sent him a raft of forms that nounced today that the letters would fill a wheelbarrow had gone out to 10 school dis I simply told them that I tricts and a dozen coUeges dont discriminate against and universities women and our school board The action to cut off tunds doesnt discriminate against for new grants and programs women we dont get any fedjs the first step m a lengthy eral money anyway so its administrative procedure It none of their damn ultimately could lead to a Cover said schools loss of all federal The school 10 miles southfunds for failure to comply west of Gila Bend serves 56 with civil rights laws prohibit students mostly children of ing discrimination on the workers on the huge Paloma basis ofrace national origin Ranch sex or handicap The janitor and I are the The department has not only said Cover Tea the final cutoff step ag chers and the two aides are ainst a U S public school women and the secretary is a system since the Ferndale Mich City School District Were just teaching our had all its federal monies ter kids how to grow up along minated in 1972 Old Armory Had Many Uses In 54 Years on Marshall St ByANNJULSEN Staff Writer Casa Grandes old National Guard Armory demolished last week stood for more than 50 years on Marshall Street at the site where ground was broken Thursday for a new police facility The armory built in 1923 was the first home of Compa ny D 158th Infantry of the Arizona National Guard Under the National Defense Act of 1920 Arizona was au thorized to have one regiment of infantry1 and two batteries of field artillery Headquar ters for the infantry were set up in Phoenix Capt Richard H Peart of Casa Grande was authorized by Gov Thomas Campbell and Adj Gen Walter Ingalls to form a local infantry com pany and gather recruits Peart records show had been a Army lieutenant during World War 1 and agreed to accept the assign ment only under the condition that he be allowed to form a machine gun company On May the compa ny received its formal federal recognition After a lengthx membership drive 52 mem bers had been recruited the minimum number allowed for a company to be tunned Elected toserve as officers were Peart 1st Lt Dan T Peart and 2nd Lt Merrill C Windsor The company was then faced with finding suitable headquarters The Casa Grande City Council agreed to donate the Marshall Street site for an armory but until it could be built the company was forced to use a small re centlyvacated photogra phers shop Because of lack of storage space for machine guns mess equipment tools and other equipment that arrived daily the company then moved to the Airdome a former movie house located at the present site of the Fab Arcade Re cords kept by Windsor show used the Air dome as headquarters until the stone armory on Marshall Street was built On Oct 16 1922 the City Council passed a formal motion to donate the site for the construction of the armors The construction contract was awarded to the Lescher and Mahoney Corp of Phoenix According to Windsor the local guardsmen would set up machine gun target practice against some of the nearby mountains each Sunda and then bring truckloads of native stone back to Casa Grande tobe used in the con struction of the armory Windsor believes the Pres byterian Church and Womens Club were built of the same stone In December 1922 the Casa Grande Chamber of Com merce began a drive to raise money for the contruction and donated The building was dedicated ApnlH 1923 Throughout the years the armory has been used for nu merous functions including the Indian arts and crafts dis plays at the annual Oodham Tash Indian festival until two years ago when the displays were moved to the new Na tional Guard Armorv oiv Cot tonwood Lane The armory was used as an adult center and tour head quarters for senior citizens teenage dances were held there in the middle and late 1960s and it served as a disas ter preparedness center during the earlv 1960s The armory was also the home of indoor basketball games for the Casa Grande Cougars before the high school gymnasium was built anddnvers licenses were alo issued there CASA GRANDKS OLD National Guard Armory on Marshall Street was demo lished last week to make way for the new police facilit The armory was built in 1923 and has been used throughout the years for community as well as guard ac tivities The native stone used to built the armory was brought back by guardsmen from the neighboring mountains   

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