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   Daily Dispatch, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1975, Douglas, Arizona                                Arizona Briefs Beginning Wednesday HCMG SONS I i'U olub Uprinrj.'. ich, 49? Kingman kills himself, women KINGMAN Police said a 52-year-old man shot and killed his wife and another woman early today, then turned the .45-caliber automatic on himself and com milled suicide. The dead were idenlified as Chris Lee Christensen; his wife, Charlene, 38, and Nancy Elliston, 41. Mrs. Ellislon'B son, James Gary Elliston, 23, was hospitalized witli bullet wounds. Snow Bowl to be open FLAGSTAFF Efforts are under way to assure that the financially troubled Arizona Snow Bowl ski resort will be open as usual this winter. Warren Ridge, a Phoenix attorney representing the owners of the property, said Monday, "My impression is (here's a good chance the resorl will be open." Issue forums for state GOP PHOENIX Pima County Republican Chairman Don Hall says the state GOP should sponsor "issue forums" to educate the public and the party rank and file. He also said Monday that the GOP needs to fashion a 197G platform "which addresses the issues not a broad statement of principle and philosophy Department heads proposal TUCSON Three city department heads support a proposal that would prevent strikes by city employes, such as the six-day walkout by police1 and firemen last week. Maydr Lewis Murphy has called for a city charter amendment to prevent a recurrence ofsuch a strike. Disgruntled postal patrons may air complaints WASHINGTON (AP) Did that package marked "fragile" arrive in your mailbox in a battered con- dition? Did this month's girlie magazine arrive dog- eared with the centerfold torn out? Now you "n post office. tell it to the Beginning Wednesday, (ho Postal Service is launching a program that will invite dis- gruntled postal patrons to air their complaints. Unhappy customers will be able to obtain a "con- sumer service card" from post offices and from letter carriers. The complaints written on the card will get quick attention, the Postal Service says. The new system will "let us know, In a quick and simple about service Postmaster encral Benjamin F. Bailar said in announcing the program Baiiar's announcement came before the House voted Monday to revoke the Postal Service's financial in- dependence ns a result of dissatisfaction with the way the service operates. The campaign "reflects our feeling that the idea of good service must mean more than the speed of delivery. It involves responsiveness and un- derstanding, Bailar said. The Postal Service decided on the national program after trying out the consumer service card this summer in Arizona, Illinois, Rhode Island and Mas- sachusetts. The number of complaints over the six-week test period in the four stales was In the same period last year there were complaints taken to postal officials by residents of those slates. The consumer service card is a two-piece card, two postal cards with carbon paper between them. After filling out the top copy, the two cards can be separated. One of (he prepaid postal cards goes to the local posl- master. The other goes to the Postal Service's Office of Consumer Affairs in Washington. After acting on the com- plaint, the local postmaster is to explain on the reverse side of his copy of the card how the problem was han- dled. .Then, he is to mail his copy of the cord to Washinglon Meanwhile, in Washington. Ihe information from the other card is used to create an index of con- sumer satisfaction. The card allows not only for com- plaints, but also for in- formation requests, suggestions and other comments. "I believe that once the new program Is firmly established, it will demonstrate both our willingness to solve people's problems and the over-all high quality of our Bailar said. The Daily Dispatch Cochise County's only daily newspaper Serving Douglas-Agua Priela Bisbee -k Sulphur Springs Valley if Volume 142 The Daily Dispnn-h Dougliu, Arixuim Tucsrfny, September 30, 1975 10 Pnges Today IB Cenli t Briefs Elsewhere SLA gathers information SAN FRANCISCO (AP) While the remnants of the Symbionese Liberation Army enlarged their arsenal and gathered the makings of a bomb factory, they collected thick files of information on business and government activities and notes on corporate officials. Weapons, explosives and cryptically labeled file folders were listed in a 128-page inventory of items discovered at two apartments one that had been occupied by Patricia Hearst and Wendy Yoshimura and the other by SLA members William and Emily Harris. In both apart- ments, agents found more than a dozen wigs, large quantities of makeup and cosmetics and a wide variety of sunglasses and clothing. Phony identification papers were also found, along with more than 100 books ranging from Marx and Lenin to Herbert Marcuse and Chairman Mao. Teacher strikes slow down NEW YORK (AP) The flurry of teacher strikes is abating as Boston teachers end their walkout and schools in smaller communities return to normal However, strikes continue today in nine stales, affecting some pupils. Communities still affected by teacher strikes are located in Massachusetts, Penn- sylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois and California. And teachers in Memphis. Tcnn., voted Monday to strike Oct. 7 if no contract is readied by then. Secret Service want funds WASHINGTON (AP) The Secret Service, facing its first Senate investigation because of two assassination attempts against President Ford, is expected lo plead for more money lo provide better protection. The Senate subcommillee on Treasury, Poslal Service and general government appropriations begins hearings today, hoping to find oul what Ihe Secrel Service needs lo do its job. Initial witnesses include Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, whose department is responsible for the agency, and Secret Service Director H. Stuarl Knight. A subcommittee staff member said (he agency, best known for ils role in protecting the President and presidential candidales, probably will ask for addilional funds to guard the 1976 candidates. FBI opens new home WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI is formally opening its ?126-million new borne, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, a structure the lale FBI director reporledly considered an archileclural monstrosity. President Ford, Ally. Gen, Edward H. Levi and FBI Direclor Clarence M. Kelley were scheduled to address about presenl and former FBI officials, members ot Congress, police officials and guests at formal dedication ceremonies in the courtyard of Ihe new building today. Sprawling along Pennsylvania Avenue about half-way between the Capitol and the White House, the new FBI headquarters is the most expensive government office building in history. House cuts postal subsidy WASHINGTON (AP) The House, voting to revoke the financial independence of Ihe U.S. Poslal Service, is sending a message to the service about Ihe "Pony Ex- press" quality of mail delivery. The House voted 267 lo 123 Monday lo cut a proposed extra subsidy of for the Postal Service and to require the service to come to Congress annually for funding and to put its revenues in the general treasury. Before finishing work on the measure for the day, the House spenl five hours of debate full of stinging criticism of mail delivery. Members from both sides of the aisle used the debate to cite numerous consliluent complainls aboul slow deliveries and rising slamp prices. But supporters of the service say they hope the vote, which came on an amendment, can be overturned laler. Inmate tests investigated WASHINGTON (AP) II may only be winning Ihe righl lo open and close a window, bul it is the kind of reward lhat exconvicls say could enlico them inlo volunleering for medical experiments in prison. II miglil also be the only way lo get a private shower or lo earn exlra money lo appeal a conviction. These arc the kinds of stories a House subcommittee heard Monday as it opened hearings on a bill thai would ban medical ex- perimentation on inmates of mililary and federal prisons. The hearings focused on the premise Ihzil convicts can never give informed consent in a prison environment to permil Iheir bodies lo be used for med- ical research. Jet crashes near Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) A Hungarian jetliner with 60 persons reported aboard crashed inlo the Mediterranean off the Lebanese coast early (oday, and rescue workers said there appeared to he no survivors. "The sea is full of said a boat owner who visited the crash site "They're tearing inlo the bodies, making recovery work very difficult." Airport officials said the passenger list carried Ihe names of 115 Arabs iind IS foreigners, and at least one of them was thought lo be an American. There were 10 Hungarian crew members. Lebanese nnvy boats recovered 29 bodies by mid- morning. 30 die in train accident BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Al1) A commuter train crashed into the rear of n stopped passenger train X miles north of Buenos Aires Monday night, killing nl least 30 persons and injuring about 100, police reported. Some of the Injured were in crillcnl condition. The engineer nnd his assistant were the only ones reported Injured on the commuter Irnin. J Undercover agent bribed Bribe offered to kiU Ford WASHINGTON (AP) An undercover agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was offered within (he past month to kill President Ford, the director of the bureau said today. Rex D. Davis, in a sLatem enL prepared for a Senate subcommittee in- vesligaling the Secret Service, said the individual who approached the agent was arrested the day following the offer, after sufficient evidence u as gathi'.rpd. Secret Service, sources said the incident occurred during Ford's visil lo St. Louis, Mo., in September H was during that visit that a man with a .45-caliber pistol was spotted by a policeman on a catwalk in Kiel Auditorium an hour before Ihe President vas to speak there. The man escaped despite an extensive police search, and the President delivered his speech on time and without liarm. It was not immediately clear whether that incident and the offer of money for Ford's death were related. The White House and the Secret Service would not comment. In his statement, Davis also said his agents acquired information during the past month from an informer to the informer's contact with a member of a militant "The subject was a twice- convicted felon armed with three highpowered rifles and a possible automatic Davis said. "The felon indicated he was en roule lo a city where a meeting with a militant organization was lo take place to discuss the Presi- dent's scheduled visil lo lhat city." In his prepared statement. Davis made no other mention of the S2D.OOU offer In kill Ford, except to say it occurred in a Midwestern city during September. Davis made Ihe disclosures while detailing MORE NEW TEACHERS High School, top photo, has five new teachers this year. Left, Andy Holland, 29 Palms, Calif auto mechanic. Mrs. L.S. Conder, Douglas, English; Ms. Deborah Tucson, math; Mrs. Maureen Hoflman. Bisbee, general business, typing and Louis Mallett, instniclional research. Middle plioto. includes Iliree leacher-s al Sarah Marley. Lefl, Ms. Herlimla Villegas, Doming, N.M., first grade, Mrs. Charles Willingham, Douglas, fourth grade and Ms. LJ2 O'Hara, Vashon Island. Washington, third grade. Stevenson School has only one new teacher, Miss Janice OIT, Douglas, learning disabilities. (Dispatch pholos by Dob Zans) Family released after ransom paid Candidates get SS aid COCIIISE COUNTY Variable cloudiness with widely scattered mainly afternoon and nighttime aiternoon anu nignuiinu showers or thundershowers through Wednesday. Cooler days, bul warmer nights. Highs both days in the middle 70s lo Ihe upper 80s. Overnight lows mostly 55 lo As Provided by the Douglas Fire IJepl. Highest Temp, yesterday .91 Highest Temp, year ago .80 High record (his date 1900................93 Low Temp yesterday 48 Low Temp, year ago -J7 Low record this dale 1970.................... M Prcripilalion lodale Precipilalion year ago Phoenix OG Flagstaff 70 Tucson 87 Sierra Vista Bisbee 79 Safford 86 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) A General Motors Corp. plant manager, his wife and three children were released unharmed today after the auto company paid an un- disclosed ransom [o their abductors, police said. At least two or three ab- ductors invaded the home of William Shulenberg in Ann Arbor Township on Monday night and held the family captive for more than hours, stale police Capl. Walter Anderson reported. Police said Shulenbcrg, manager of Ihe Hydromalic plnnl in Yp- silanti, was held in his home. The oilier family members were held al four separate locations in the area, police1 said. Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter Krasny said they were held in the trunk of a car for part of the lime. Anderson said a courier from General Motors dropped the ransom reported by one source us at the Shulenberg home shortly after 10 a.m. Shulenbcrg, his wife, Ruth, and two of Iheir children were released about an hour later. Anderson snid. A third child was held for still another hour, ap- parently as a precaution by the abd'uclors, Krasny said. Police suitl none of the abductors was in custody. Ill nieiiioriani WASHINGTON (AP) Unless they specifically reject it, six contenders for the. Democratic presidential nomination will be provided Secrel Service protection beginning Wednesday The Treasury Depart- ment, which oversees the Secret Service, informed the six candidales Monday after the Federal Elect ion- Commission reported they had raised at leasl each in campaign funds. AssL Treasury Secretary qualifies the candidate for matching federal funds. A candidate who accepls the offer of protection will be assigned al least Iwo agents lo travel with him and his immediate family. Olher Democratic can- didales who have nol raised the required funds include Sargent Shiver, former Sen. I-Yed R. Harris of Oklahoma and Gov. Milton Shapp of Pennsylvania. Protection for Ihe presidenlial hopefuls ASSL. i reasury OCLTUIHI y pi e s i uu n L i a i n u p ci u i a David Macdonald said the originally was scheduled lo Mrs. An [mi in Valeiuuela Grijalva. 10-1 Agave St.. Morenci, died Sunday in her ho nic tt 65 fiu 511 Al 5 a.m. this morning, Arizona skies arc clear in the northern and central sec- linns, and partly cloudy to cloudy in the southern sections, Thoughts "The mini iinsvvemi ;uul snid unto UIIMII, Why hrrrin is a marvellous Ihing, llnil yo know nol from which he is, yet he halli opened mine eyes." John Would you believe this was an argument developed over n man wlio was healed of God and of all things brought on by professing believors'.' If the ha.s lo by pass the church lo show His power in Ihe life of the He will do it again. "The word of God is nol bound." Douglas clears more crimes than national Douglas Department of Public Saffly flirwlnr Honahl .1. Horane, announces Iho following crime statistics for Uie first nine months of 197i> The statistics reflect the crimes cleared by arrnsl for the Douglas Police Department as compared with the national average of crimes cleared The national average is calculated by uniform crime reports published by the F I'. I. DP pi. ric.-iwl Manslaughter, honincule Rape tf Robbery 100 tf '271 Assault 9? 7f Burglary Theft Motor Vehicle Theft 10% Chief Boranc snid lhal an average pereent of all reported crimes in the Douglas area are cleared by arrest, ns compared with 40 percent for the national average. He also the fact Ihnl many crimes un- readily solved by the fast response lime of the officer receiving Ihc call. The average response lime of a Douglas Police Department officer is 1.5 minutes, as compared lo !t lo Id minutes response time by depart- men I officers in nrens protection will be automatically provided each of the six unless some they individually reject the offer. One candidate accepted immediately, another turned it down and the other four in- dicated they wore thinking it over. The six were- Rep. Morris K. Uclall, D-Ariz.; Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wasli., Sen Lloyd M. Bcntscn, D- Tex., former North Carolina Ciov. Terry Sanford, former Georgia Gov. .Jimmy Car- ter; nnd A1 a b m a G o v. George I1. Wallace. Walla et1 accepted Iho offer, saying the Secret Service was "a very profesional organization" and lhal "if it were nol for them. 1 probably would nev- er have matte it lo Laurel. Mel where an allempl was made on his life during the 1H72 campaign. San for (I, rejecting (lie offer, said he considered such proleclion for him "imnec'ssary and an undue burden on Ihe taxpayers." The SIOO.OOO figure, which is calculated by the Federal F.leelion Com mission, also begin Jan. examples of cooperation between his bureau and the Secret Service. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, whose department is responsible for Ihe Secret Service, defended the agents as "highly competent, well- trained individuals and, as they have shown lime and time again, they are also wholly dedicaled lo Iheir mission." The investigation by (he Senale subcommitlee on Treasury, Poslal Service nnd general government appropriations, follows two assassination attempts on President Ford within 17 days. Utilities offer awards A reward has been offered by Arizona Public Service Co and El Paso Natural Gas Co. for in- formalion leading lo Ihe apprehension, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for turning off the natural gas valve supplying (lie Bisbee area Sepl. 25. APS and EPNG have each offered for the total reward. According to Jack Duffy, APS Cochise Division manager, this reward covers acts of vandalism of nalural gas facililies. The same reward was offered by Ihe two utilities after vandals caused an interruption in natural gas service lo Bisbee residents last Chrislmas eve. Anyone having in- formalion that might be helpful may contacl Ihe Cochise County Sheriff's Office. Former Bisbeeite dies; served as supervisor PHOENIX (AP) Ser- vices will be held Wednesday lor Uiilli O'Ncil, a nalive of fiisbec and the first woman lo serve as a county supervisor in Arizona. She died Sunday after suffering a stroke in La J'nlln, California. She Mrs. O'Neil was the dnughler of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cole long-lime Hisbee result-ills Mr. Cole was (he DPWD to clean avenue In October 1965, she resigned from the board to accept a position with Ihe federal Bureau of Ouldoor Recreation in Washington. She returned lo Phoe.nix in 1965 to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs area office. She was a higher education officer with the BIA's education division at the time of her death. Rosary will be recited at a.m. loday in Brophy Chapel. Mass will be held at a.m. Wednesday in St. Francis Xavier Church, with burial lo follow al St. Francis Cemetery. Mrs. O'Neil was pasl prcsidenl of (he Nalionol Association of Parks and Recrcalion and Ihe Arizona Stale Supervisors and Clerks Association. Survivors include three sons, four daughters, two Ill-others, (wo sisters and eight grandchildren. The city of Douglas Public Works Department notified (bo Chamber of Commerce today Ihcy will clean up Pan American Ave, sometime (his week. The Chamber wants lo lhank volunteers who had already made the effort lo help in (he Clean-Up Cam- pnign (hat was originally In- the Chamber. O'Ni-il Relatives said Mrs. O'Ncil was packing to return [o Phoenix after a visil in La .lolla when she was striken. She uas lo Seripps Memorial Hospital in La .lolla, where she died. Mrs. O'Neil was appointed n June to succeed her laic husband on Ihe Marieopn Cniinly Hoard of Supervisors, Mio later won election to the board in 19M and 1904, and served throe terms ns board elriirm.'ir. INSTANT CASH with fust rcHiillH from DinpnU'li Wnnl Ail. H47 MUSTANG, air. Slick shllt, new tires, 20 mpg. call 364- 0000. This All pol the quick results you cnn gul culling 36-I-.U24 Kxliiy. I   

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