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   Arizona Republic (Newspaper) - January 6, 1965, Phoenix, Arizona                                Phoenix Weather Considerable cloudiness, some light rain. Predicted high 58. Yesterday's temperatures: high 57, low 50. Humid-ity: high 80, low 64. Details, Page 7. The Arizona Republic 75th Year, No. 234       telephone: 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday, January 6, 1965 13 MAIL Today's Chuckle "I'm eorry." said the bosf, "but tf I let you talce two hours off for lunch today, I'd have to do flie nme for every other employe whose wife gave birth to quadruplets." Ten Cents Payson Jail Tragedy TEEN New Congress Gives Medicare Top Billing By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON (AP) - A revival, and possible early decision, of tlie titantic struggle over hospital care for the aged under Social Security took top billing yesterday in the new 89th Congress. House Democrats erased a major obstacle to passage of the bill by changing the political alignment on the Ways and Means Committee. Backers have been trying to get a Medicare bill through Congress for nearly 15 years. One of the big  stumbling Editorial: "And Now To Work," Page 6 blocks was Ways and Means which last year failed by one vote to approve the bill. Speaker John W. McCor-mack, D-Mass., and Republican floor leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan announced that Democrats would receive Arizonans Join In Project Bill Republic Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Sen. Carl Hayden, D-Ariz, said last night he will introduce today a bill authorizing construction, operation and maintenance of the $1.3 billion Lower Colorado River Basin Project. The $1.1 billion Central Arizona Project, of which Hayden is the legislative father, will be the main feature of the bill that will also bear the name of Sen. Paul Fannin, R-Ariz., as co-sponsor. Hayden said his measure will be essentially the same, except; for minor technical changes, as the bill that was approved last Congress by the Senate Interior Committee. The bill will bear the number "S. 75," the designation given the Central Arizona Project bills passed by the Senate in 1950 and again in 1951. Fannin yesterday was preparing to change the title of the bill from Central Arizona Project Bill to "Carl Hayden Project Authorization Bill." The freshman lawmaker said he thought Arizona would want the project named for the man who has spent his lifetime toiling for the realization of the scheme to water Central Arizona, from the state's 2.8 million acre-foot share of the Colorado River's yearly quota. The bill the two senators will offer today will provide for the construction of Bridge Canyon and Marble Canyon dams. Fannin said he thought that the Bridge Canyon dam should bear Hayden's name but would propose this at another time. The bill would create a Lower Colorado River Basin account into which proceeds (Continued on Page 8, Col. 1) a bigger ratio on all House committees to reflect the new 295 to 140 balance over the GOP. This gives Democrats two seats on the Ways and Means Committee now held by Republicans. The new appointees are virtually certain to be pro-Medicare members. For a quarter century, Ways and Means has remained fixed at 25 members, with 15 allotted to the majority party and 10 to the minority. Under today's action, the ratio will be 17 to 8. In another action which will help along President Johnson's "Great Society," the Appropriations Committee was reshuffled to give Democrats 34 members and Republicans only 16. The previous ratio was 30-20. Backers of the so-called Medicare bill figured their chances of putting it across this year were excellent in view of the Lyndon B. Johnson landslide. THERE WAS gloom among foes of the administration bill. One said his side lost 38 House votes. Republican and Democratic, in the November election, and thereby lost a "sure majority." The term Medicare is considered somewhat of a misnomer, because the proposal does not provide for payment of the doctor's bill, except for such diagnostic services as laboratory tests and X-rays, The emphasis would be on hospital care, post-hospital care in an approved establishment, and such home care as visiting nurses. A prime question concerning the plan is whether to finance the insurance under a separate payroll tax, as proposed by Rep. Wilbur D. Mills. D-Ark., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, or whether to lump it with regular Social Security deductions, (Continued on Page 4, Col. 4) Republic nwta by Wwte CivMwnh DEATH CELL-This is the main cell tank of Payson's new $50,000 jail where four teen-agers were found dead yesterday. This photo was taken March 14, 1964, during dedication ceremonies of the new structure. Mrs. Florence Greer, Payson justice of the peace, examines the cell cots. Watching from left: former Payson deputies Levi Weigand and Howard Childers; James Dawdy, member of the Gila County Board of Supervisors; and former Sheriff Jack Jones. A leaky gas heater was tentatively blamed. Speedy UFO Under Probe WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force is investigating the reported sighting of two highspeed unidentified flying objects by Navy radar operators at Patuxent Naval Air Station, Md. The Navy .said yesterday that the operators observed' "two objects on their scope approaching at approximate y 4,800 mph from 30 to 40 miles south" of the base at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 29. The objects approached the naval air station, executed a tight turn and disappeared from the scope, the Navy said. About the fastest aircraft in existence is the X15 experimental plane, which has flown at 4,104 mph. The X15 is based on the West Coast. It has a very short range. Malaysians Alert for Infiltrators By TONY ESCODA KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)-Malaysia imposed a curfew on territorial waters off the southern tip of the mainland yesterday in anticipation of new Indonesian guerrilla raids. A communique said the dusk-to-dawn ban on ship movements covers the southern coast of Johore state, next to Singapore, where a number of Indonesian infiltrations have taken place. THE CURFEW was the latest in a swift series of developments following reports of an Indonesian military buildup in bases surrounding Malaysia. British warships already patrol the area. Indonesia's decision to quit the United Nations has been taken by Malaysia as further indication the Indonesians want to be free to mount a major offensive against the federation. A British-aided drive to strengthen Malaysia's defenses is on. The vanguard of a 1,000-man British reinforcement contingent has arrived, with the rest to be airlifted in a few days. ALSO EXPECTED are sev-(Continued on Page 2, Col. 1) A Prayer OUR LORD, how long we have kept Thee standing and waiting outside the closed doors of our hearts! How often we have said, "Come in," yet not opened the door! Teach us, then, this day to open the door, not alone in words and gestures, but in truth as well. Enter in and take possession until our wills are truly Thine. Amen. LBJ Bid to Russ Talk of Capital By MICHAEL PADEV Republic Foreign Editor WASHINGTON-President Johnson's invitation to the Soviet leaders to visit the United States was the talk of the day yesterday in Washington's diplomatic row. It is certain that the invitation will be the talk of the day today and for many more days to come. This is nat- News Analysis m- ural and evitable. The United States and Soviet Russia are the world's gratest powers and they have leaders who have never seen each other or talked to each other. THE PROSPECT of a summit meeting between the chief executives of the two world Related Story on Page 4 giants is, therefore, the most important political subject in the world today. U.S.-Soviet relations affect all other nations, big and small, in all comers of our planet. If President Johnson and the new Soviet leaders were able to agree on a more or less workable program for peace, the whole world would benefit from the improvement of U.S. - Russian relations. If, on the other hand, the United States and Soviet Russia faced each other in the coming months and years in an atmosphere of growing hostility, every nation in the world would suffer, in one way or another. FOR THIS reason the world at large is considering the possibility, if not the certainty, of an early U.S.-So- (Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) Rabid Cat Discovered In Phoenix A RABID cat has been discovered in northwest Phoenix, the Mkricopa County Health Department reported yesterday. The cat belonged to P. A. Hall of 8525 N. Ninth Ave. The cat was under treatment at the Fuller Animal Hospital, 7140 N. 16th St., at the time the rabies was discovered. Abnormal behavior caused the family to bring the cat to the hospital, Hall said. At the time, poisoning was suspected. "The cat had a rabies shot last January," Hall said. "It started acting strangely in December, and so it was less than a year after the shot." Hall said he was now consulting with his doctor to see if his family must take rabies treatments. Sheriff Holds Faulty Heater To Blame PAYSON - Four teer.-age boys locked overnight in the Payson jail for stealing beer were found dead in their cell beds yesterday morning. A leaky gas heater was tentatively blamed for the deaths. Discovery of the bodies stunned this mountain resort town of 800 persons and led to a hushed investigation by Gila County officials who would not reveal details of the deaths. The boys, all students at Payson High School, were discovered in their cots at 10:45 a.m. in the main cell block of the new $50,000 Gila County jail complex which was dedicated only last spring. Gila Sheriff's deputies and other officials rushed here from Globe, locked relatives of the boys and newsmen out of the jail, and launched a probe which continued late into the mght. The victims were identified as: Clifford Greenland, 18, a seizor at Payson High School, who resided in nearby Pine with bis widowed mother, Mrs. Elsie Greenland. She was admitted to P^8on Hoqidtal in sbodc after Iftaming of her son's death. Hie hay was a sMeot it Cam�l-back      School in Phoeidx until last year. Blaine Schroeder, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Scbroeder, a junior whose father is greenskeeper at the Payson Country Club. Kenny Haught, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Haught, a sophomore. His father owns a Payson television repair shop. Jim Watkins, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watkins, a sophomore who moved to Payson two weeks ago with his family. Throughout the day, small knots of angry neighbors and relatives clustered outside the jail seeking details which were never givp. Deputies barred reporters and photographers from the jail, and would not discuss the deaths with Payson residents. Sullen anger, punctuated by bitter complaints, welled up at the wall of silence surrounding the investigations. Walter (Continued on Page 8, Col. 1) Stunned Residents Recall Celebration MARCH 14, 1964, was a festive day in Payson, as its residents celebrated the construction of their new jaU. It was the event of the year and the dedication ceremonies were appropriate. Arizona Supreme Court Justice Renz L. Je�-nings and Gila County Sen. Clarence Carpenter came to speak. The Rotary, Lions and Elks clubs tied in their St. Patrick's Day activities with the dedication and Julius Irion, the county engineer who designed Payson's first jail, was invited to look over the new $50,000 facility. The old jail was termed inadequate, unsanitary, an eyesore, and residents had protested for over a year, asking for a new jail. THEY GOT A modern dandy, complete with separate Republic Photo by Forrest Stroup SO YOU HAD PHONE TROUBLES? - Nope, Wayne Wieseman of 4127 W. Sheridan doesn't have to climb a ladder to get a line, as some persons thought they might have to do during the recent number change. He's just repainting pole and sign at Seventh Street and Butler, Sunnyslope. Court Denies Writ in Molesting Case A CANDY store owner must'the Wickenburg Justice of the candy store and was not with-; face sentencing for kissing anjPeace Court. out "visible means of support."; 8-ycar-old girl three times on! ,,,   o,nrno,.   Mrc    ^rs. Lewis asked the high' he lips. viL  if   Q?,;  ^'f-court to order the charge dis-: Th^ was the result of action^^S^^  ^14 1 ^^iT" by the Arizona Supreme Court Court that the law was uncon- ". ...     yesterday in denying a writ stitutional because "molesting AFTER Hlb convicUon m the which would have blocked sen- as set out in this statue is some-i Justice court, Bertrand ap-tencing of Leo E. Bertrand, 62. thing more than kissing."       P^a'^d to Superior Court, which ^ I upheld the justice of the peace. Bertrand, of Wittmaiui, was accused of kissing an 8-year-old girl when shi came into his store to buy candy. He was convicted on a molesting charge in V She also contended that the law itself, classifying the offender as a vagrant, was vague and untonstiiutional because Bertrand was the owner of the He is scheduled for sentencing Monday. Deputy Counly Attorney W. (Continued on Page 13, Col. 4) i Stories Inside International VIETCONG guerrillas vanish from Binh Gia area as Vietnamese forces form up for a cainteroffensive. Page 4. National Salvatore and Joseph Bonaimo Jr. appear before New York grand jury investigating crime, but don't say where their father is. Page 16. Arizona Arizona, where the vote power of one county is 86 times that of another county in the Senate, one of 40 states facing reapportionment action this year. Page tt. GENERAL INDEX 	Page		Page		Page Astrology	18	Editorials	6	Sports	29-33 Bridge	19	Edit. Opinion   7		Theaters	23 Comics	34	FUer	10	TV-Radio	22-24 Crossword	35	Financial	25-27	Want Ads	3643 Dear Abby	45	Obituaries	35-36	Weather	7 D^era	17	Pictiu-es	10	Women	45-56 					/ women's quarters, cells for juveniles, a justice court and office space for sheriff's deputies. Sheriff Jack Jones commented that the new jail would be ready fw the upcoming Payson Rodeo, an annual event usually followed by "... our main trouble, hot-shot teen-agers from the valley." He added at that time "The cowboys don't botiier us too much, it's those drunken kids." And everybody celebrated. THE HIGH SCHOOL band fell out in their bright uniforms and the service clubs sponsored a free bariaecue and the shmff c(�ducted open house through the offices and cell block. Yesterday, less than 10 months after the festive dedication, Payson residents were stunned and angry and ready to storm their new jail as their memories came crashing down on them. Four of their own youngsters had died in the new structure, apparently the victims of a leaky gas heato*. Last night, deputies refused to allow new^per pho-tt^-^ers or reportos to enter the jai*, pending completion ot theu* investigittia,   

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