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   Arizona Silver Belt (Newspaper) - May 24, 1962, Miami, Arizona                                Vol. 2 Entered at post office us second-class mat- ter under Act of Congress March 3, 1879, Miami, Arizona, Thursday, May 24, 1962 a Copy 16 Pages lAJko wilt m Monday is election day in Miami. A dozen candidates are seeking voter ap- proval at the poll for seven available seats an the town council. Fifteen men entered the primary election; an unpre- cedented number in recent Miami his- tory. Interest in the April primary ran at an alMime high, and it is a credit to Miamians that nearly 90 per cent of kL> registered voters cast ballots at the poll; a town record and one seldom topped by any community. Over 1000 voters were registered; the largest number to register for a primary election in over 40 years and, again, something of which Miamians can well be proud. One candidate was eliminated in the primary. Since that time, two others have withdrawn leaving the present 12- man field. Of these 12, half are incum- bents seeking re-election. The seventh incumbent did not enter the primary. As the Silver Belt stated prior to the primary, this newspaper makes no rec- ommendations. ,_ We sponsor nor con- demn no candidate. The choice is clearly up to Miami's voters. If you are satis- fied with the way the town has been run in the past by the six incumbents, then they deserve your vote. If you are dissatisfied, then it is your responsibili- ty to carefully review the. qualifications and backgrounds of the other six seek- ing election and vote accordingly. But most important of all, we urge each individual voter to base his or her We have been told, "f ifiSe-Mill Union is trying to take over the town and you ought to expose them." If Mine-Mill is making such an at- tempt, it is well disguised. Of the 12 candidates remaining on the ballot, only one is a member of the local Mine-Mill aovern i V ami (Editorial) Union. Of the remainder, one belongs to the teamsters union (maybe Jimmy Hoffa is trying to take over the and another belongs to the boilermakers union. Five candiuates are in business for themselves, one is employed by the state, another by the county, still an- other by a local mining company and the twelfth works for a local lumber dealer. "The Mexicans are trying to take over the we've been warned. Whether or not this is true> we don't know nor have we made any effort to find out. Basically, we're not at all con- vinced such a circumstance would be categorically bad. There are large numbers of very fine, capable, honorable, qualified, well-ed- ucated individuals in Miami of Spanish or Mexican decent who would make fine councilmen. There are also some we wouldn't want to serve as dog catcher. Likewise, there are large numbers of Caucasians who could and would serve their town well if they were on the council. And there are other Caucasians we would prefer wouldn't even pick up our trash. We also know many Miamians will read the above two paragraphs and im- mediately condemn the Silver Belt as being anti-Mexican, pro-Mexican, anti- Caucasian or pro-Caucasian. We are none of these, for these labels.Have no bearing whatsoever upon the qualifica- tions of a given individual for a given job. Every registered- Mjamian should go. Two candidates resign; "f one to seek state seat Two candidates for Miami Town Council resigned from the running Friday and will not appear on the ballot in Monday's general election. Edward F. Erb resigned for what he said were "personal reasons." "Bert" Home re- years 1951-54, and said he be- Jieves he can do more for Miami in that capacity than as a mem- ber of the Town Council. Between them, Erb and Home polled 670 votes in the primary election April 16. Erb polled 313 votes, Home 35f. Many of these votes will now undoubtedly be divided amonrf Charles A signed in order to run for state UIIUUlllJl.tul, representative from District No. tne remaining candidates.- 1. He has served previously as state representative, for four WORLDWIDE DISCUSSION IN MIAMI Terry Foote, Glenna Wilson Principal N. C. Ragus, Senator Barry Goldwater Gold water tells Miami love is key to peace Senator Barry Goldwater. ap- dent, who led the pledge of al- peared in. Miami Friday and legiance to the flag; and David laid. down, a challenge for all mankind in a wholly construc- tiveTand completely non-parti- san address. It was the first time. in- his- tory U. S. Senator had appeared at Miami High School, Sims, who rendered the Invo- cation. Following the National an- them and the brief introduc- tion, Senator Goldwater arose and addressed himself to the student body. "They're the im- for the seven individuals he or she feels will best serve the interest of Miami. Facts should be carefully considered. Rumors should be disregarded. And if your choice is. wrong? Well, you'll have another opportunity in two years to make a change if you desire it. MHS awards program sa.les II set for Saturday honors top scholars The big moment for Miami's best students arrived this morn- ing (Thursday) with the an- nual Honor Award Assembly Program at Miami High School. Principal N. C. Ragus said the amounts and provisions of the various awards and schol- arships remain essentially the same as .in previous years. The recipients of the of course, are new. The assembly was called to order by Willis Chansley, stud- ent body president, at a.m. After the pledge of alleg- iance, led by Tanya Slover, student body vice-president, and the Invocation, led by Robert Inbody, president of the senior class, Mr. Chansley introduced Principal N. C. Ragus. The actual presentations be- gan with the announcement of the Foreign Language Award, given by the Spanish National Honor Society of Miami High School and presented by Miss Gloria Howatt. Winner of the award was Arlene Flores. FOUR-YEAR gold honor pins for senior honor students were presented .by Mrs, Llona B. Parsons. Recipients were Dan- itza Angius, Frank Allen, Diana Corbett, and Lois Lantin. National' Quill and Scroll Awards were presented to Dan- itza Angius, Diana Corbett, Cecil Evans, Terry Foote, Elaine Haywood, Edgar Jes- chor, Linda Johnson, Karen Kent, Lois. Lantin, Ray Licano, Bill Lopscomb, and Shirley Reed. Miss Angius, Miss Cor- bett, Miss Lantin worked as co-editors on the "Concen- The other recipients worked on the "War Mr. Weather Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Hi Lo 70 49 68 43 86 50 69 42 81 91 G. B. Warren Jeschor served as photographer for both publications. The awards were presented by Mrs. Myrtle Vivian. Mary Martin was awarded the Good Citizenship Award, Daugh- ters of the American Revolu- tion. Miss Janet Thomson made the presentation. The Miami Musical Arts Club Award, presented by Mrs. Lil- lian Netterblad, went to Ronnie Howard. DIANA CORBETT, Lois Lan- tin, Robert Inbody, and David Sims shared in the awards for Scholarship and Leadership presented by the Miami Elks Club. Odie Shipp made the presentations. Following these presenta- tions, E. E. McClain, MHS fac- ulty scholarship chairman, was introduced. The first annual MHS Pep Club Scholarship Award was presented to Virginia Reyes. Miss Janet Thomson made the presentation. The Miami Business and Pro- fessional Women's Club pre- sented its Nursing Scholarship to Mary Martin, The award was made by Mrs. John Mansour. Manuel Medina was awarded the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Scholarship. Paul Kennedy, manager of the Sears Store in Globe, made the presentation. The First Miami High School Student Council Scholarship was awarded by H. H. Wilhite to John Gray, Jr. THE SAM Armstrong Mem- orial Scholarship went to Vir- ginia Reyes. Mrs. Naomi Friz- zell made the presentation. The Nursing Scholarship of the Gila County Tuberculosis Association was awarded to Mary Martin. The award was presented by Mrs. Frances So- telo. The Michael A. Branham Scholarship was awarded to Saturday is the day for pop- pies in observance of Memor- ial Day; the American Legion Auxiliary announced this week. Street sales'will be handled by the younger Miami girls all day Saturday. Poppy Day honors more than American dead and al- most a million American wound- ed in both World Wars and the Korean conflict. The poppies are made by dis- abled veterans .In hospitals and workshops in 40 states. Tra- ditionally, the poppies are dis- tributed by the. Auxiliary in the stales where the hospitals are located. the occasion'as an event cul-' minating. three years of per- sonal and ambitious effort. He remarked it was appropriate the appearance should, come during Arizona's fiftieth anni- versary year, and referred to the Senator as, the most publicized Arizonan in the world." "We'll never forget May 18, Ragus said. SENATOR GOLDWATER de- livered his address in Miami Memorial Gymnasium. He stood at one end, underneath a bas- ketball backboard. At the other end, seated on bleachers, was the Miami High School band. The student body lined one side of.the gym, and on .the other were adults parents and members of the press. Displaying excellent protocol, the assembly arose when the Senator entered the room, and arose again at the conclusion of his address. In addition to Mr. Ragus, seat- ed with Senator Goldwater were Willis Chansley, student body president, who served as-' every day, and he said the chal- master of ceremonies; Tanya lenges, while many, are not to Slover, student body vice-presi- be compared to the great chal- said: HIS CHALLENGE was stat- ed simply: "What are you go- ing to do with your He drew attention almost immedi- ately to the importance of his- tory as a study, for world peace, and to in communications and trans- ho wryly sug- gested were fine but apparent- ly have not made us much bet- ter. The trouble, he said, is not with things but with what man is going to do with those things. Using nuclear energy as an ex- ample, he asked whether some one would panic and push the red button, or whether such energy would be used for the good of mankind, in cancer re- search, and so forth. "Man is the source of all the trouble we have in this he said. "The great question is, what is man going to He said the challenge is the same as when mankind first started, and solution to world peace rests not with things but with us. Progressively, he noted man has always lived in a new world, lenge referred' to in his open- ing remarks. "If it were not for the dou- ble-sided coin of human na- he said, "we wouldn't need government or law." THE SENATOR -termed hate the worst word man ever took Continued on Page 4 New rates given to Claypool area and Lower Miami .and Lower Miami were handed another water rate increase this week by the Ari- zona Corporation Commission. It was the second increase in just a little over a month. New rates established'April 10 called for for the first 4000 gallons or less per month, 85 cents per gallon for the next 6000 gallons, and 65 cents per 1000 gallons for everything over gallons. The newest increase calls for a minimum service rate of for the first 8000 gallons or less, and 75 cents per 1000 gallons for everything over the first 8000. For small-quantity users, how- ever, there is an optional rate, which is somewhat lower. Un- der this rate, the first 2000 gallons or less will cost and each 1000 gallons over 2000 will cost These costs, of course, are on a month- NONE OF THE 15 received a majority in the pri- maries, and with the. resigna- tion of Erb and Home and tht omission of Louis .A.. BaroldfV who received 274 votes in April, Monday's ballot is reduced fo 12 candidates. Only seven Coun- cil seats are avrilable. These seats will be decideS Monday as 1247 registered vb> ers go to the polls between .6 a.m. and 7 p.m. The potential vote is higher than it was for the primaries, when 1056 vot- ers were eligible. Of these. actually cast recwd- percentage, 89.6 of the potehr tial total. In order of votes polled, here- are Monday's remaining candi- dates: James L. Bernstein, incum-.. bent, 469; Frank Thraen, to.' cumbent, 459; Mayor L. R, Franco, Ralph H. Hender- son, incumbent, 445; David Barragan, 410. Barragan is, mak- ing his third bid to secure Council seat. OTHERS are John E. Nolan, incumbent, 392; Salvadore B. Portillor 391; Clifford Benson, 373; A. J. Flores, 359i Robert Barcon. 336; Otto Santa and James W. Bar- ton, 315. it over. The' rate for apartments is the same as the minimum op- Faith is to believe what we 'tional rate, except there is a do not see, and the reward of 1000-gallon minimum of for each additional unit. The new rates will show up names committee this faith we believe. __ _st. Augustine in-the June billings. Routine meeting marks pre-election session The meeting Monday of Mi- ami Town Council was routine and largely without incident. It lasted just 17 minutes. The full Council was pres- ent, plus the town .clerk, the town attorney, the chiefs of tlie police and fire department, and the superintendent of streets. But the'agenda called for one of the lightest busi- ness sessions in recent months, and the. order was run through in record time. 1 One man had been scheduled for a hearing, but his appear- ance was cancelled or post- poned because of. illness. Reports were heard from the various departments police, fire, streets and Superinten- dent of Streets Charlie Phil- lips explained to Council why Miami's new banner was taken down Saturday afternoon. THE BANNER, recently pur- chased by the Miami Chamber of Commerce, was hung Fri- day in time to welcome the Arizona Knights of Columbus, whose convention was. in.. Mi- ami over the weekend. For awhile is fluttered proudly in th.e breeze, spanning Live Oak St. When one of the anchor cables broke, Phillips said he had no alternative but to take it down. The loose cable could have become dangerous to both pedestrians and vehicles, Phil- lips said. He added that it is extremely difficult to anchor Continued on Page 4 Mrs. Sadie Wright, of and Barry DeRose and Letch Quinn, of Globe, have, -been named to head the "Senner for Congress in Gila County. George F. Jr. is a Democratic candidate rfor Con- gress in Arizona's, new Third Congressional District. He is a native of Gila County. DeRose will serve as; overall campaign chairman for the Dis- trict-wide group, which compris- es eight counties within District Three. Mrs. Wright and Qoinn will serve as co-chairman. MRS. WRIGHT is and businesswoman, and is past president of the Arizona Feder- ation of Democratic Clubs. Quinn, interested in civic business activities, and former State Highway Commissioner, a long-'time personal friend Senner. i1 "I am particularly Senner said for calibre of people who .have generously agreed to guide thii campaign which is vital to trict Three: That they, are will- ing to participate in my behalf accrues no particular credit to me, but rather reflects: their sincere interest in public affairs and an intense desire to pro- mote the progress of District Three, our state and our nat Commencement set for 148 MHS seniors Weekend visitors to Miami scnoiarsnip was awarura iu Miami received distinguished guests from all over _ Arizona dur- David Hosteller. The award was ing the three-day convention of the Knights of Columbus as presented by Marvin 'Horr. weekend. Photographed at the banquet Sunday lc sta are- presene y arvn top batting average of .208. to right, Dr. W. E. Snodgrass, of Glendalc, state treasurer, jsei Con nued on. Page 7 nard Schaub, of Phoenix, state secretary; Rev, John J. McMahon, of Chandler, chaplain; guest of honor Governor Paul Fannm; His Excellency, Most Reverend Francis J. Green, Bishop of the Dio- cese of Tucson, who was principal speaker of the evening; Car- men C. Coiso, of deputy; Vidal D. Rivera, of Phoe- nix state advocate; and Nick P. Juarez, of Wlnslow, warden. The National Honor Society will receive 22 new members, four of whom are also on the four-year Honor Roll, as Miami High School graduates 148 sen- iors in the 47th annual com- mencement exercises Tuesday. "Time Waits For No the commencement theme, will be carried throughout the ex- ercises, beginning ,with Bac- calaureate at 8 p.m. Sunday. It will form the topic for the Baccalaureate speaker, Rev. Paul M. Larocque, pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacra- ment Church, and it will form the topic in various phases, for the four commencement speak- ers, Tanya Slover, Danitza An- gius, Lois Lantin, and Diana Corbett. 'BACCALAUREATE Will be- gin with a prelude by the Mi- ami High School Orchestra, "Hymn to by von Gluek, followed by the procesjsional, "Pomp and by Elgar, which will also be play- ed as the 'recessional for both Baccalaureate and Commence- ment. The Invocation will be given by Rev. Donald W. Cummingt, pastor of Claypool Methodist Church, and the Scripture ing, taken from Romans 14 will be rendered by Bishop Kent R. Johnson, of.the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.-The Baccalaureate add- ress, by Father Laroque, witt follow. The Miami High School Cho- rus will sing, "The Sun (Continued'On Page 2)   

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