Douglas Dispatch, October 3, 1972

Douglas Dispatch

October 03, 1972

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Dispatch, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1972, Douglas, Arizona U.S.S. Newport News arrives at Subic base Cochise County's ONLY Daily Newspaper Serving Douglas-Asua Prieta Bisbue Sulphur Springs Valtej Douglas, Arizona, Tuesday Afternoon, October 3, 1972 Vol.70 No. 145 10 Cents 8 Pages SLiBIC NAVY EASE, pines (AP) The USS New- port News arrived lliis morn- ing, two days alter an explosion ripped through a gun mount abonitl Ihe world's largest gun carrier, killing 19 seamen and injuring 37., Capt. Walter F. Zartmaii told newsmen Hie accident, which happened early Sunday as Ihe ship was operating off the coast r.I Vietnam, was caused by the explosion of a round inside Ihe barrel ol Ihe ship's turret No. 2 (.outer gun. The mount, one of Lhree triple mount gun turrets aboard (lie ship, is located in [rout of Ilic bridge. Znrlman lli of I'uc men killed Ihc explosion were in- side (lie huge, cocoon-like lurrct. The oilier three were overcome by dense smoke lhat enveloped the forward section of tlie ship seconds alter the ex- plosion. Most of those injured, he said, sullered varying degrees of smoke inhalation, and seven of the sailors arc considered to be in serious condition. The fire was confined to the turf tit, which consists of five decks, but never reached the bottommost level whore Ihe urajectilc-s are slored. Capt. Zartman said the per- formance of the man crew Tanged from "outstanding to heroic. Bravery was a very common thing in this ship last Sunday." Ihe captain said. Zartmun, whose home is in Virginia Beach, Va., took com- mand ol the Newport News ill March 1911. "There was only one ex- Zartman said. "Then! were no other explosions. Ini- tially, it sounded like a normal detonation ,anil then there was another almost simulta- neously." The captain said the ex- plosion was followed by "a fire- ball from the gun barrel." Ho declined to speculate on how long il would take lo re- pair Ihe damage. Seaman John Richardson, 23, of Lampasas, Tex. was one of the four men who escaped from powder handling room fivo decks below the turret. He said tln> explosion knocked him out of the room onto the deck. "1 thought we had been hit. Then I didn't know what happened. The hoat and smoke were so IK said. nixes Watergate investigation WASHINGTON (AP) A not want tliese hearings to pro- proposed full-scale congression- ceed. al invcsligation of the break-in "The people have a fundam- at Democratic headquarters in cntal right to select their the Watergate Hotel was re- Ilouse hinderea by criminal subver- sion of the political Patman said. Palman said his probe would I Jected today by the Banking Committee. Chairman Wright Patman, D- Tex., of the House committee not go into the alleged break-in proposed the inquiry, saying of Iho Democratic National "harassment of opposition polit- Committee headquarters in the leal parties through espionage Watergate Hotel. He said it would attempt to determine whether the GOP campaign contributors got a "quickie bank cliarter" in Minneapolis nnd other means" has no placfl In American politics. Bui tlie investigation proposal was denounced from both the Kepublican and Democratic tides of his committee. Crili'.'S said it would violale tlie rights or those already indicted in the break-in and bugging. Republi- and whether Mexican and U.S. banks "were used lo conceal massive transfers of campaign funds." I! is already known, Patman cans contended, loo, it would b? said, that at least went a witch hunt. through Mexico and at least "Politics should stay out of worth of Mexican out of said Frank J. Brasco, checks svenl through the 1'i- Cochise Trail officers Cochise Trail Visitor Association met at Cochise College Friday and elected officers and board mem- bers. Officers in the fronr row, board members in rear; front left, C. R. Randolph, Sierra Vista, secre- tary; Terry Lunr, Willcox, president; Dais Phillips, Douglas, treasurer; back row left, Jose Castcllanos, Agua Prieta; Allan Archer, Benson; Nick Pavlovich, Bisbee; and Roy Harlman, Tombstone. (Cochise College photo] Supervisors okay items on agenda Nixon, Gromyko place into force one of a number of nance Committee to Re-elect Democrats who joined Republi- the President before the money cans hi opposing Ihe Watergate ended up in the bank account of probe. Bernard Barker, one of the men charged in connection with the Watergate break-in. He said it also is known thai Rep. Garry Drown, H-Mich., asked each committee member lo consider whether "Ihe politi- cal benefit which we hope to a contribution from two derive" from the probe justifies applicants for a Minneapolis the risk of jeopardizing the gov- federal bank charier, Dwayre rnment's case against the Wa- tergate defendants. Six Domocrals joined all H Andreas and Kenneth Danl- bcrg, also went Uirough the campaign finance commillce In a m o n i n 3 meeting, the County Board of Supervisors approved several items on Ihe egeiula, atvd ilion discussed District improvement. A liquor license .requested by (he Cochise County Store was approved, as was a bingo license requested by llie Sunsitc Home Owners Association. The Boiird approved funds for Sierra Vista to hire a humane officer. In a discussion with Sheriff Willson, it was .agreed lo call 1 ior bids fiji'-liSirnew cars for Hie Sheriff's office, .nuking' sure that ihc tires would be of bet- ter quality than previous ones bought, As provided by Ihe Douglas Fire Department Highest Temp, yesterday 92 Highest Temp, year ago 80 High record this date (1062) 93 Low Temp, yesterday..... 56 Low Temp, year ago 31 Low record this date (10CO) 2a Prccipilation to date 11.76 Tomorrow's sunrise Tomorrow's sunset FORECAST Partly cloudy today. Increas- ing cloudiness late today anci tonight with widely scattered showers or thnndershowers. Cloudy Wednesday with increas- ing s h o v c r activity. Slightly cooler today and Wednesday but warmer lonight. High today and Wednesday mostly in the 60s. Low tonight upper oCs and 60s. Bisbee................. 83 57 Douglas B6 02 Sslford 00 GO Sierra Visla 82 BO N7ogalcs 3G '-S Tucson 90 G5 Arizona Wcriibcr Summary The low pressure system "n Southern California is gradually drawing moist air into ils circu lation, and also causing some cooling in Ihc airmass over Ihc Southwest. Since midnight, showers and a lev! thunderstorms have de- veloped in Southern California and also in southern Arizona. Sprinkles of rain have been re- ported al Phoenix and Flag- staff, and Yumn and Douglas have observed lightning in the distance. Indications are that a further Increase in moisture will occur through tomorrow, with a possi- bility of fairly significant rain- fall by late Wednesday, cape- cally in eastern Arizona. Meanwhile lemperatures will be down considerably this aflernoon with some further crxiling on Wednesday, bringing daytime highs down to seasonal normal or slightly below nor- mal. On the other hand, nights will' slay relatively warm be- cause of the insulating effect of the cloud cover. .1 The Hoard approved the re- appoinlmcnt of Ed I.ehner to (lie Board of Directors (or til.; Arizona Stale R c c I a m a I. ion Association, and the Hppoiiu- nicnt of Doris Ilansen to the office oi llie Board or Super- visors. Off llie agenda, Iherc was discussion on a question from a visitor about the proposed courthouse complex proposed for Sierra Visla. The Board cx- ylrjned that the complex would he just an annex of the County Courthouse, not a" relocation of the courthouse from Bisbee 10 Sierra Visla. Improvcmcnl of Count y Districls No. 1 and No. 2 brought lengthy discussion from civil engineers and developers who are planning tlie design of subdivision projects north of Willco.s. Immediate plans for building construction Includes to n h ouses, condominiums, restaurants, and model homos. In general the Board approved Ihe plans ol the developers, questioning only thoir estimate oi the cost of improvement versus the selling price of the developed lots. Further discussion of district improvement coniinucri after lunch. Oct. 9 'is' Columbus Day WASHINGTON1 (AP) Pres- ident Nixon today proclaimed next Monday as Columbus Day and paid tribute to the naviga- tor and explorer who "helped to open a new chapter in his- tory of mankind." The proclamation was re- quester! by Congress when u made Columbus Day one ol the five Monday holidays. Before that 1968 action, Columbus Day had been observed Oct. 12, accords to check nuclear arms cominillec Republicans present and inlo Barker's Miami bank in voting down Ihc invcsliga- account and the bank charter tion. was awarded "under what ap- But Patman and [lop. Harry pearcd lo be unusual proce- WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko today placed into force accords lo check the superpower nuclear arms race. They joined in a call for continued efforts lo re- move the danger ot war. The ceremony in Ihe White House East Room included the final steps on'a treaty limiting Agnew says McGove defensive missiles and an exec- utive agreement freezing fnr five years most of the two na- tions' longrango unclear iirsc- nals. The accords were signed by Mixcn and Soviel IcMder.s in their Moscow summit talks Sas: May. In comments to an a-seuv lilayc J'1 congressional and government leaders, both Nixon and Rromyko looked ahead to nego- tiations to broaden what Nixon called a first step in limiting the burden of nuclear arms and a first step in reducing the dan- ger of war. The President snid the ac- cords were "tlie beginning of a Bi-ca1. historical process" iJ> which the two nalions found they can make progress in checking the arms race. He voiced hope that future talks will lead to a "world that is much safer" and a world lhat is "possibly free from the dan- ger of nuclear disaster." The goal, Kixou said is to "lift-the burden of fear of war rrorn all the p ti p p i e of ".ho S. Rcuss, D-Wis., said they will try again to win committee ap- proval on the investigation and said they believed both Ameri- can public opinion and Ropubli- can switches will win it. Rcuss made the formal mo- tion for the r-ommillee investi- gation that the committee voted down. "I think the public will show it is qoiln cnncerned in the next few lU'liss said. Patman told Ihe committee in ati opening statement that he considered the charge of poli- tics "nothing more than a smokescreen to hide Ihe real reasons why sonic people do duics." Bui Brown, accusing Palman of wanting the congressional probe for ils "politic; I ramifi- cations." said thlt neither Barker nor former 'Jl'ite House aide Gordon Liddy on Pat- man's long list of witnesses to be subpoenaed in what is posed lo be an effort to get at the Uicis in the Watergate case. said the glare the congressional probe would jeopardize the rights of the- seven men in- diclcd in connection with the Walcrgaic break-in and jeop- ardize the government's case against them. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. George McGovern was trying hard lo convince tho vo- ters that, the Nixon adminis- tration is corrupt, but Vice President Spiro T. Agncw says such charges arc reckless auci won't obscure the Nixon achievements. "No amount of verbal pyre- technics on tile part of a des- perate opposition" can obscure President Nixon's record of "peace and security overseas and prosperity and progress here Agncw snitl Monday. He said McGovcrn's "reck- less allegation" of corruption showed "a lack ol maturity a lack of self-discipline -A lack of qualities a president should have." The vice president, wlio spoke lo a meeting ol editors and publishers in Washington, also said, "Never has there been a poorer climate for Ilia cultivation of corruption." Rut McGovern, the Demo- cratic candidate for president, Deemed .u i make corupik. i a major (htmio of tlin fiujt fure v.ccki of liis campaign. AL a fund niMiig in New York City Monday iiia-ii, he said: "Tile Nixon tralion is ihc most morally bankrupt administration in the entire history of our country." "Lesser .scumliils Ihnn ITT or llie (leal shook previous aciinuililrations to their vi ry ho He said "a breakdown ol high moral .standards in Ibis country begins right with ttichaid Nix- on and Spiro Agnew." The vice president planned .0 leave on a six-suite cam- paign tour, starting wilh In- diana and Montana. McGovern wus to campaign in New York City and Boston, viiilo tiie Democratic vice pres- idential candidate, Sargent Siuiver, continued his Midwest diive. President iN'ixojj bad no cam- paign appearances planned liiis. week. Shriver, who took up the cor- ruption issue over tile weekend, turned lo federal housing pro- grams lothiy. He said there has bctn :i "murder" of tlie na- tion'A inner cilics as a result of Nixon adniinislralion housing policies. "A McUovem-Shrivci- admin- istration will overhaul the FHA so tliat it becomes a consumcr- orietitcd agency that protects tilt home buyer ratlin- than an agency devoted to the prolec- ion of real estate he said in a statement in Chi- cago. ''We will insist or. building practices, inspection .standards and management that will Jn- fcure quality housing for every- he added. Miners group representative to be in Douglas Jerry Irvin. representing liie Arizona Small Miners Associa- tion will be at Ihe Chamber of Commerce, W e d n e s d a y af- Icrnoon at 3 p.m. on his regular monthly visit. Willcox's favorite son, R c x Allen, will he Iwuorcd w e s- lern style this week at Ihe nn- nual 3-day Hex Allen Days cele- bration. The cowboy-celebrity pro-am Club, western shootouts, bar- golf tournament at the Yucca hectics and a rodeo. Occupational Health Act seminar, tonight A .seminar of immediate con- cern, to almost every Douglas business establishment will be held tonight, at in Ihe Arizona Public Scrvice auditorium. Tlie session will in- form and discuss the new Oc- cupational Safety Health Ac: of 1072 with Don E. Hoover, director of the law's ad- ministration by (he Industrial Commission of Arizona, heading Ihc program. The meeting was arranged under the sponsorship of the Development Committee. 'Tho new committee plans to stage a series of future mo n t h 1 y membership meetings w i t h finalified speakers presenting programs of special interest to the business community, Tlie forthcoming meeting, however, will be open to all business representatives. Tom Cicwos is chairman of the membership group, and Edward Batimgarten was named coordinator for Ihe October meeting. According lo a recent US Chamber of Commerc-: state- ment, "OSHA Hunts Flies with an Elephant Gun" and Associat- ed General Contractors estimates that a building con- tractor who wants to be lully in- formed under Ihc law would have to spend for a stack of documents 17 feet tall. An- nouncing a meeting for businessmen, the Tucson Chamber of Commerce termed the aet (lie "toughest piece of legislation business has ever had lo cope with." Thailand official visits college Dr. John R. Edwards Jr., left, presi- dent of Cochise College, welcomed Prirlo Karr-asut, Undersecretary of Starr for Aurrnllure lo Cochise Col- lege campus, Seen with them ore Mrs. Karnasur, who accompanied her hus- band on a tour of the United States, and their son, Sangsuraya Karnasut, a sopho- more student at Cochise College. (Co- chise College SACRAMKNTO labor leader Clinvcn said today l-iat defeat of the dcalli penally initiative is imne im- portant lo iitm Ihnn ddcal of Uic lann labor hhiiiilive. Chavez made tlie comment ,Y. rt joint news conference with singer Joan liner, in opposition to both propositions on liic Nov. ballot." "The (arm worker inovernn.l is against the death penally. The ront of crime from tho exploitation of poverty and all the ills that come from Chavez said of Prop. 17, the measure lo would restore the death penally in California. are against it. We aiv our friends lo vote sgainsf he said, adding lhat "17 is more important than 22." Prop. 22 is Ihe grower-backed farm labor initiative which would recognize in law for the first time (lie right of farm workers to organize in unions but would, in clfcct. prohibit harvest time strikes and-farm labor product boycotts. has led ibc campaign against Prop. 22, which he has said is an allempt lo destroy his union. The boycott has been Ihc most effective woajion in Chavei' United Farm Workers Sierra Country Club starts olf the festivities on Friday. Oilier events include the Hex Allen Homecoming parade on Salurdav. dances at the E 1 s s Uniiiii to organize tho Iclluce iiulnsil-y in California. said Prop. 22 "is a friiiid and i! qualified bv hatidulenl means.' Digest WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate today takes up a near- duplicale of the. JllO.o-billion La- bor-UICW appropriation bill that President Nixon vcloed last Aug. IG. The only difference is thai the new bill would allow the President lo cut up lo million from various health, education and welfare pro- grains, provided no program were cut more than 10 per cent. Tlic reductions would match those made by the House. SAIGON (AP) Tlie United Stales has pulled its Fill fight- er-bombers from combat after delaying for rive days ihc dis- closure thid one of .the sophis- ticated planes !iad vanished mysteriously on ils first mis- sion. ;