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Arizona Republic (Newspaper) - January 14, 1965, Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Weather Generally fair. Predicted high 70. Yesterday's terapjpratures: high 70, low �. Hnntfdity: Ugh 93, low 30. Details, - Page 9A. : - The Arizona Republic CITY Todays Chuckle Humanity is divided into two classes: those in the swim and' those in the soup. 75th Year, No. 242" ~ telephone: 271-sooo Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, January 14, 1965 00 Ten Cents Republic Photo Once Condemned To Die, Frank Cota Now Faces Life Imprisonment Deputies Rod Adrian, Left, And John Lutz Escort Slayer From Court Second Jury Gives Cota By GEORGE A. MARTIN FRANK (Pancho) Cota, once an occupant of. state prison's death row, yesterday heard a Superior Court jury decide he will serve a life prison sentence instead. The seven-man, five-woman jury announced Cota's murder retrial verdict at 3:30 p.m., some 20' hours after it began deliberating. JUDGE Porter Murry of Greenlee County, who presided over the six-day retrial, set Feb. 10 as the date for formal imposition of the mandatory jury Sentence. Thus, the jury reversed a previous jury's decision late in 1963 that Cota, 26, should die for the knife-slaying of Ray S. Singh, 28, a state narcotics undercover agent. Cota and Pedro Valenzuela, 27, a codefendent in the first trial until he decided to plead guilty, both were sentenced to death by Judge E. R. Thur man last year. . However, Valenzuela's date with- the gas chamber still de pends on the outcome of an appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court which could allow him to withdraw his guilty plea and plead innocent. COTA appealed his conviction and won a new trial on grounds the jury in his first trial had not been properly instructed by the judge. Cota remained impassive yes terday when he heard that the jury had spared his life. Cota looked directly at court clerk Marina Martinez as she read the verdict. He picked the side "of his face, as he had done throughout the trial. A STATEWIDE alert was broadcast yesterday for a "very dangerous" convicted kidnaper and child molester, who, escaped from the Arizona State Hospital Lyle Triplett, 32, also known as Lyle Henderson, escaped when hospital guards left him alone in an unlocked car. Sheriff's deputies said Trip-lett is a sexual deviate, mentally retarded, and i s considered very dangerous, especially 10 women and children. . D r. Robert Shearer d e s-cribed Triplett as "potentially dangerous." Hospital Escapee emus VIET BOMB RAIDS BY U.S. DISCLOSED Incident Points Up U.S.Aims By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -The shooting down of two more American jet planes over Laos yesterday is an incident that emphasizes the determination of the United States to locate and try to, stop North Vietnamese Communists and sup plies filtering steadily into Loas and thus, into South Viet nam. In answering questions about this latest of a series in which four other Bill on Immigration Measure Would Abolish National Origin Quotas, Give Preference to Skilled, Gifted Individuals Triplett The convict was undergoing mental examination at the state hospital in preparation for a new trial, ordered by the Ari- zona Supreme Court. POLICE and deputies searched for the escapee throughout Phoenix yesterday without success. Sheriff's Sgts. Bill Ward and Ed Calles said two hospital guards took Triplett and two other inmates from their ward to drive them to work assignments on the hospital grounds at 9:30 a.m. The guards escorted the other inmates into Ward "E," leaving (Continued on Page 14-A, Col. 1) News Analysis American reconnaissance or fighter jets have been downed by ground-fire, Pentagon press chief Arthur Sylvester said the missions are continuing. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara had outlined previously the objectives and reasons for the flights by American planes into Laos, in which large areas are under Pathet Lao Communist domination and out of control of the Laotian government recognized by the United States. In a news conference last Nov. 18, in which McNamara announced one of the previous shooting incidents, the defense chief said the series of operations began last May "with the concurrence of the Laotian government." He added that: "THE PURPOSE of the flights was to gather information on in-continued on Page 11-A, Col. 1) Stories Inside International Foreign ministry of Mexico announces general agreement with United States over salt content of Colorado River. Page IB. National Western Republican congressmen say Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz' attempt to set minimum farm labor wages would throw, thousands of Americans out of work. Page 17A. Arizona " Eight-member minority in Arizona Senate held to few seats on committees.. Minority controls only one. Page 8A. GENERAL INDEX Page Page Page Astrology 16B Editorials 6A Sports 1-7D Bridge 16E Edit. Opinion 7A Theaters 10D Comics 15E Fifer 20A TV-Radio 8-9D Crossword 6B Financial 11-13D Want Ads 14-22D DearAbby 3E Obituaries 14-15B Weather 9A Dedera IB Pictures 20A Women 1-14E Or Use More Round Files? WASHINGTON ^-President Johnson has declared a temporary halt on government purchases of new filing cabinets. Johnson accepted a recommendation for this economy from acting General Services Administrator L a w s 0 n B. Knott Jr. "While this saving may appear modest in relation to the over-all costs of the government, it represents the kind of managerial prudence which can save us much larger sums if applied to all aspects of government operations," Johnson said. Federal agencies will meet needs for filing cases by speeding up disposal of old records. Mountain Men Assured of Trip to Inaugural ( t-� 1 til___1 *_________________- 1 a*.!..** A#� 1a4 New York Times Service WASHINGTON - President Johnson asked Congress yesterday to adopt a new immigration law that would abolish the national origin quota system. Quotas would be gradually replaced over a five - year period with a system giving first preference to skilled and gifted persons of any nationality and high priority to: relatives of American citizens. Government sources said the new law would probably wipe out long waiting lists in all countries discriminated against by the quota system, except Italy, within five years. IT WOULD accommodate all qualified Italians on that nation's waiting list, now totaling 250,000, shortly thereafter. The bill would greatly increase immigration from such nations as Poland, Greece, Italy and Portugal. It would end immigration discrimination against Asians. Except for a few modifications, the legislation proposed festerday is the same as that which the late President Kennedy offered in 1963 but which failed to get out of the Judi- ciary committees of the House and Senate. Prospects for passage seem brighter this year, partly because of increased Democratic majorities in Congress. IN A MESSAGE, to Congress yesterday, Johnson said that the quota system "is incompatible with our basic American tradition" and urged that the bill "be accorded priority consideration." He said the quota system does "incalculable harm" because the procedures imply that men and women from some countries are, just because of where they come (Continued on Page 10-A, Col. 1) Immigration Bill ___ _ 1 _____ Has Virtues, Faults By MICHAEL PADEV Republic Foreign Editor WASHINGTON - President Johnson's immigration bill, sent to Congress yesterday, contains many excellent recommendations. A But it also introduces several dangerous innovations which, if accepted by Congress, migl* harm U.& immigration policies. The main idea behind Johnson's proposals is the abolition of the so-called tional quota na-origin" system Commenittrjr of selecting immigrants. This system, introduced by Congress 40 years ago, alio- Rabies Shots for Tot Allergy Peril Endangers Life Northern Arizona Bureau WILLIAMS-The Bill Williams Mountain Men are going to Washington after all. Bill Freeman, president of the bearded riders, made the announcement yesterday. "The people of Flagstaff and Coconino County are rallying behind us, and we are going to President Johnson's inauguration Jan. 20," he said. "Sure," he continued, "we are going on the skin of our teeth but we are going and we are also going to honor Sen. Paul Fannin for appointing us Arizona's official representative in the parade." LAST SUNDAY Freeman announced that the Mountain Men had canceled their 3,000-mile trip because they didn't have enough money. Cost of the trip was estimated to be a minimum of $10,000. "We don't know how much money we are going to get," Freeman said, "but in any case we are not going to let the people of Arizona down. Flagstaff and Coconino County have seen to that." THE BUSHY-FACED president, a motel owner here, said preliminary plans call for 19 members to make the trip by air. They plan to leave Phoenix next Monday by commercial airliner. The Mountain Men will ride rented horses in the inaugural, their second appearance in the presidential festivities. In 1961 the Williams riders were awarded runner-up trophy in the best marching unit category. THE WILLIAMS riders, who annually point their ponies south to Phoenix for the Rodeo of Rodeos, were organized in 1953. The group commemorates the frontier scouts of the 1840s who blazed trails through the Apache-infested territory of Arizona. Freeman said that the Mountain Men would stage a parade in Flagstaff at 4 p.m. Friday, "to honor those people who have made it possible for us to go to Washington." KIMBERLY Siegrist, a 7-year-old blonde with a pony tail and stiff red petticoats, yesterday began taking rabies shots which could result in her death. She was bitten on her finger Dec. 29 by a stray poodle which has not been located despite thorough searching by hundreds of volunteers. Kimberly suffers from a hereditary susceptibility to allergies. Rabies serum could bring an allergenic reaction so severe that it would result in death. BUT AIR FORCE Capt. and Mrs. Thomas Siegrist, Kim-berly's parents, decided to risk that danger yesterday rather than chance their child's possible death by incurable hydrophopia. More than 100 volunteers from Litchfield Naval Air Facility combed neighborhoods surrounding the Sie-grist's home at 4538 W. Keim Drive all day yesterday. They went door to door in quest of the missing dog. The Siegrists waited until 4:30 p.m. with the hope that one of the searchers might locate the unclipped, gray-black poodle. Finally, they drove with Kimberly to the nearby Glendale office of Dr. Martin E. Berger. Kimberly, innocent of any knowledge of the possible danger of the rabies shots, By WILLIAM A. OVEREND bounded into the car and waved a shy goodby to a reporter and photographer who spent much of yesterday by her side. "Thank you for putting my picture in the paper," she said. Mrs. Siegrist said she and her husband, who have five other children, decided to submit Kimberly to the rabies treatments after consultations with Dr. Berger. THEY STILL hope that someone will locate the missing poodle before Kimberly has to undergo the remainder (Continued on Page 9-A, Col. 3) cates the number of immigrants each year according to their place of birth. As President Johnson says in his message, this quota system has very "grave defects." It imples that men and women born in certain countries are "more desirable citizens, than others" just because of where they came from. And very often, again in Johnson's words, it "arbitrarily denies us immigrants who have outstanding and sorely needed talents and skills." YET DOES that mean that national quota system should be abolished altogether? I, for one, don't think so. I say this, having myself come to this country as an immigrant and knowing full well and from first-hand personal experience both the bad sides and the good sides of the old quota system. The old system was defective mainly because it discriminated against immigrants born in Central and East Europe. IMMEDIATELY after World War I Congress became rather apprehensive about the great influx of immigrants (Continued on Page 10-A, Col. 1) 2 Planes Shot Down Over Laos By CHARLES W. COURDRY WASHINGTON (UPI) - Two American fighter planes were shot down over Laos yesterday, leading to disclosure that the United States has begun bombing raids against Communist supply lines leading into South Vietnam. In a brief announcement, the Defense Department refused to comment on the mission of the two heavily armed, supersonic Air Force jets, an F100 arid an F105. A Pentagon spokesman said that both pilots were rescued after the daylight incident. They were identified as Capt. Albert C. Vollmer, busband of Mrs. Gloria Ann Vollmer, Denton, Kan., and Capt. Charles L. Ferguson, Clovis, N. M., ion �f Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Ferguson of Parma, Idaho. * A Prayer HOLY SPIRIT, may my heart be filled with Thy love, my lips with gentle, helpful words and my hands with kind, unselfish deeds. May those who see me take knowledge of me that 1 have been with Jesus. May the fragrance of His presence be shed abroad in every act. Amen. Ferguson, who was aboard the F100, had originally been listed.as missing, but the Defense Department said later he had been found and was "all right." A Pentagon spokesman said he was unaware of any retaliatory U.S. action. SIX U.S. planes have now been downed over Laos since last June. But unlike yesterday's statement, the Pentagon had reported that the other four were on reconnaissance missions 'checking on Communist troop movements in Laos when they were shot down. Other sources disclosed for the first time that the two planes lost yesterday were flying combat missions against supply lines in Laos serving Communist Vietcong guerrillas in neighboring South Vietnam. There was no indication where the U.S. planes were based, or whether the raids have been successful. A p p a r e ntly they were begun several weeks ago. THE DISCLOSURE was sure to produce diplomatic repercussions. But it came as little surprise to those in Washington who had suspected the U.S. reconnaissance flights had a broader purpose. The State Department declined comment beyond the Pentagon's announcement. The bombing raids were believed to have begun in late November, while Ambassador (Continued on Page 10-A, Col. 4) ROYAL AMBASSADRESS-Miss Wool of America, Suzy Beck, 20, of Manhattan, Kan., will arrive in Phoenix today to take part in the National Wool Growers convention here. Miss Beck won her crown, at San Angelo, Tex., in April and has been touring the nation since. (Story, Page 13-D.) Coach Shifts In the Wind? MAJOR CHANGES in the coaching staffs at Arizona State University and Phoenix College appear in the making. Frank Kush, head football mentor at ASU, is half of a two-man' field under consideration for a similar post at the University of Indiana, and has said he will take the job if it is offered. Shanty Hogan, PC's grid coach, was named national junior college coach of the year yesterday. This a-ward, along with his outstanding record with the Bears, should open doors for him at many larger schools. Detailed stores on Page D-l, the sports sectioiv
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