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Arizona Republic (Newspaper) - January 7, 1965, Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Weather Mostly cloudy with occasional rain. Predicted higli 58. Yesterday's tem-I�eratnres; iiigli 55, low 51. Hnmidlty: Wgh 97, low 93. DetaOs, Page 7A. The Arizona Republic CITY Today's Chuckle Sign in a Hong Kong used avr lot: "We pay liigliest prices for cars we buy. We get lowest prices for cars we sell. How we stay in basioess? We tacky!" 75th Year, No. 235 telephone: 271-8000 Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, January 7, 1965 00 Ten Cents MONOXIDE KILLED BOYS Rain, Snow General In State THIRSTY Arizona continued to drink deep of early winter rainfall yesterday. More rain and snow was predicted across the state today. After a downpour early yesterday morning, the Flagstaff and Williams area saw rain turn to snow at about 4 p.m. Weathermen predicted it would continue to snow through the night and most of today. Al- Picture On Page 16A most simultaneously, officials at Arizona Snow Bowl reported the best skiing conditions they've had in 10 years. The bowl area had 52 inches of snow, completely hiding a 52-inch snow fence in the San Francisco Peaks. Arizona Highway Patrcd dispatcher Richard Ulrich �aid most major highways in the state were hazardous and nameroBS accidents had occurred. Near Yuma, wliere .55 inch of rain had fallen by early last night, highway patrolmen reported water running thrsugh dips on Arizona 95. Mud was reported a foot deep in some areas. Yuma County also reported a rock slide in the Telegraph Pass area 20 miles east of Yuma on U.S. 80, but the debris was cleared by nightfall. The weather also kept pickers out of the lettuce fields all day during the peak harvest period near Yuma. SPOKESMEN for the Coconino National Forest also warned motorists to stay off dirt roads around Flagstaff and roads to Lake Kinnikinick and Lake Ashurst, Flagstaff area fishing spots. Flood conditions were reported. In Phoenix, where .69 inch of rain was reported by early evening, many streets were flowing with water. Phoenix traffic engineering department officials reported a section of 31st Avenue from Northern to Orangewood closed because of mud. THE WEATHER Bureau at Sky Harbor, at midafternoon, reported its teletype and telephone lines useless due to wet cables. They were returned to service shortly after 4 p.m. Phoenix's rainfall of .69 inch contrasts with an average fromi Jan. 1 to date of .18. Last year,| Phoenix got no rain until Jan.^ 22. In other parts of the state, the last 24 hours saw 1.59 inches reported at Payson; Prescott, 1.23; Carefree, 1.02; Gila Bend, .94; Globe, .60; Grand Canyon, .59; and lesser amounts in most other areas. Tucson reported intermittent rainfall, with only .02 inch by early last night. BUMBLE BEE reported 2.11 (Continued on Page 16-A, Col. 4) RepubHc Photo by Paul Dean DEATH BEDS - Gila County Sheriff Elton Jones stands by rumpled blankets and mattresses on cots where four Payson teen-agers were accidentally gassed to death as they slept unattended in jail. Jones showed newsmen the cell and the heating unit yesterday, the first time he has allowed reporters inside the building since the boys died Tuesday. PrpppsecJ ^1JiJJUsry Budget Slightly Under Last Year present B52 bomber force of 630 planes. It junks the remaining fleet of 225 overage B47 bombers. WASHINGTON (UPI)-Presi-dent Johnson's hew military budget totals $49.1 billion, a slight cut from last year, and reduces the current strength of the armed forces by 38,000 men, THAT WILL leave 665 bomb-iit was reported yesterday. iers, including 80 supersonic iB58s, in mid-1966. The Air Force will be reduced 38,000 men and the Army 20,000 from today's strength while the Navy and Marines will gain 20,000. The defense plan for the year starting next July 1 also cuts one wing - 45 airplanes - from the Strategic Air Command's Johnson will submit the budget to Congress later this month. The unofficial but authoritative "Journal of the Armed Forces" reported details yesterday and informed sources supplied additional information. While the B52 force will be cut Stories Inside International MALAYSIAN prime minister says his country will ask United Nations General Assembly to help defend its independence against "aggression by Indonesian invaders." Page 2A. National Congressionally debated plane known as TFX races through one-hour test flight, successfully demonstrating its unique variable sweep wings. -Page lOB. Final scene of presidential election played as Congress meets in joint session to count the votes of the electoral college. Page 14A. Arizona Secretary of Interior Stewart L. Udall says negotiations between Arizona and California for a water agreement are at a critical stage. Page IB. in a move likely to stir some controversy, the Pentagon will put the 2,000 miles-an-hour SR71 reconnaissance plane into production for SAC. THERE WILL be research on engines and electronics for a possible future bomber, but no development of the plane itself. Also, the possibility of a bomber version of the Fill (formerly TFX) fighter will be studied and research will start on a new bomber-carrier missile. The budget reportedly will reveal that defense spending in the present year, which ends next June 30, is falling short of earlier estimates. It originally had been expected to reach $51.2 billion but congressional cuts and administration economizing reduced the estimate in irecent weeks to $49.8 billion. Jail Cell Was Death Trap for 4 By PAUL DEAN Republic Staff Writer PAYSON - Two investigators were overcome yesterday in a test which confirmed that a faulty heating system caused the death of four teen-age boys in jail here. An autopsy report released an hour later gave the specific cause of death as carbon monoxide poisoning. The developments climaxed, a day of investigation in which Gila County sheriff's deputies admitted that the four boys were left overnight by themselves after being arrested Monday. They had been told they would; probably be released to their parents the next morning. Instead, the youths, all students at Payson High School, were found dead in tiieir cell cots at 10:45 a.m. Taesday in the main block
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