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   Tucson Citizen (Newspaper) - December 29, 1977, Tucson, Arizona                              Tucson Citizen VOL 107 NO 311 TUCSON ARIZONA THURSDAY DECEMBER 29 1977 A GANNETT NEWSPAPER 48 PAGES 15 CENTS Hazards of the Hitchcock Highway CiBuen Photo by Din Tortortll Rains have loosened rocks along the Hitchcock Highway to Mt Lenunon in the Santa Catalina Mountains creating slides like the one above The danger should not be taken lightly say forest rangers and sheriffs deputies For an idea of what a rock like the one on the road can do to a car see another photo on Page SA Then imagine what such a slide would do to the motorcycle above emerging from the fog Slides on the highway have been cleared and the road is open Worst over but rains still threat The brunt of a tropical air mass that dropped as much as 2 inches of rain here has moved east of Arizona but the weatherman is giving no guarantee that clear skies will return to Tucson until next year Although the National Weather Service envisions no repeat of yesterdays heavy downpours across the city skies will remain generally cloudy through Sunday with intermittent showers possi ble throughout Southern Arizona Motorists heading for Northern Arizona were advised today by the weather service that patches of fog will reduce visibility at times in the central mountains and along the Mogollon Rim There are some snowy roads above the 7000foot level The Pima County Highway Department said all roads have been reopened today in the Tucson area including the East Tanque Yesterday Year to date Normal to date Last year to date Rain Scoreboard Airport 82 1112 1IN 574 UA 81 1183 1IM IW Verde Road across the Pantano Wash However Drexel Road west of Mission Road will be closed from 9 am to noon tomorrow for flood repairs The Mount Lemmon Highway has been cleared of rocks from the halfdozen slides tht were triggered yesterday morning by 96 of an inch of rain The only significant rainfall during the night was a spill of 90 of an inch on the Northwest Side at Magee and Oracle roads a spot that received 150 inches in less than 24 hoursand a total of 220 inches this week Other weeklong totals were 180 inches at Jna Road and Inter state 10145 at E Fifth St and Wilmot Road 138 near Oracle and River roads and 111 at the weather service at Tucson Internation al Airport The official airport total for 1977 is now 1012 inches compared with a normal rainfall of 1096 The forecast is for a 20 percent chance of rain tomorrow and little change in temperatures from yesterdays extremes of 64 and 50 degrees The thermometer should range from the lower 40s to night to near 60 tomorrow Full weather report Page UA A quick look at Arthur Burns left and G WillUm Milter at press conference yesterday Burns President Carters dumping of Arthur Burns as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in favor of business executive G William Miller won immediate accep tance from Burns critics and allies alike But the impact of yesterdays change on the nations economic policy will take considera bly longer to assess Miller is portrayed by business colleagues as a savvy bank director and pragmatic and balanced businessman Whether he favors relaxation of the money supply to stimulate the economy remains to be seen inside THE CRITICS including the Citizens Micheline Keating are at odds on what constitute the best movies of 1977 But it was a banner year for the women led by actress Diane Keaton Page IB ARIZONAS Wildcat cagers have an awesome task facing them tonight at Pauley Pavilion where the UCLA Bruins have lost but six basketball games since it opened 13 years ago Page ID ROOf job A dozen Pima County employees have been suspended without pay two indefinitely or reprimanded by County Manager Kenneth S Scharman for repairing a roof for Eugene Laos director of parks and recreation The employes worked on county time and used some tfiunty materials to replace the leaking roof on Laos East Side home last summer The Tucson Citizen reveeled the incident after an investigation Laos who was on vacation at the time also was reprimanded but was absolved of involvement in the project Details Page 3A Copper smelter ptwips Dodge Corp will crank up a second furnace next month and recall as many as 125 of the 200 workers it laid off last fall at its Douglas smelter Two of the smelters three furnaces were shut down in October after the shut down of Cyprus Pima Mine which supplied about half of the coppf r concentrate smelted at Douglas MP Scanlon PD vice president said yesterday that concentrate from other mines will arrive in midJanuary to increase pro duction He cautioned that the increase may last only through February Emergency room veterans Hospital does not have an emergency room does not plan to start such an expensive operation and has warned ambulance compa nies and others who handle serious injury and other trauma cases to take victims to other Tucson hospitals Details on Page 1C Prison pom Are pornographic movies depicting sadism and masochism helping trigger the violence at Arizona State Prison Gov Wesley Bolin isnt taking any chances From now on movies shown the prisoners will be screened and those exploit ing sex and violence banned Details Page 4A Bridge ISA Editorial 23C Classified 8C Financial 4 SC Comics 7D Focus 18B Crossword JC Ann Landers zB Deaths 8C Movie Times SB Pub Rec 8C Sports 14D TVRadio 7B Weather 11A Your Stars 8B For Want Ads Call 8895333 Starts global trek Carter backs Begins plan From Wire Services President Carter who left today on an 18000 mile nineday world trip has taken sides with Israel in its disagreement with Egypt over a Palestinian state He said he opposes the cre ation of a radical new nation in the heart of the Middle East Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat reached an apparent impasse yesterday in their public state ments over the Palestinian issue only days after their historic summit in Ismailia Carter said in a national television interview last night that Begin had taken a long step for ward in agreeing to give the Palestinians self rulejwhile retaining Israeli military control Carters statement was expected to come as a shock to the Egyptians Egyptian officials said Sadat had appealed t6 Carter after the Christ mas summit to exert pressure for Israeli conces sions and that a message from Carter asking Sadat to be patient led him to be confident Washington would not intervene The president said Arab leaders have in formed him they would not object to a US role as guarantor of Israeli security in an overall Middle East settlement He said he would be willing to discuss such guarantees if it appeared negotiations would falter without them During the interview last night Carter noted that he can no longer guarantee a balanced fed eral budget by 1981 without jeopardizing his planned billion electionyear tax cut If there was an absolutely rigid fixation on a balanced budget then there would be no chance for tax cuts Carter said Discussing the status of arms limitation talks with the Soviet Union Carter predicted a new agreement will be reached in 1978 and that Con gress will approve it Map ot trip Mideast story Page 2A He added that his guess is that Soviet Presi dent Leonid Brezhnev would like to visit the United States if agreements can be concluded on arms limitation a comprehensive nuclear test ban and superpower military restraint in the Indian Ocean He also said it is absolutely crucial for the Senate to ratify the proposed treaties giving Panama control over the Panama Canal and said he felt public opinion is turning toward support of the treaties He ruled out rewriting the pacts to satisfy conservatives in Congress Carter also said that he found unemployment and inflation to be stubborn difficult problems He noted private signs that a compromise may be emerging in Congress to pass his energy program He said he is sure Congress will pass a bill early in the year Carter cited energy as a thread running through his itinerary in his travels to Poland Iran India Saudi Arabia France and Belgium Besides conferring in Warsaw with leader Edward Gierek and visting monuments to Polish resistance to Nazi forces during World War II Carter will hold an unusual news conference in Warsaw tomorrow for American and Polish reporters To be broadcast live in the United States it will be the first formal news confer ence ever held by an American president in a Communistcountry Magma move to coal to cost million In a million move Magma Copper Co is beginning to convert its San Manuel smelter to use coal as an alternative to natural gas and oil now used to heat the smelters furnaces Magma is the third industrial enterprise in Southern Arizona to turn to coal as a way out of the nations fuel pinch A year ago Arizona Port land Cement Co at Rillito switched from natural gas to coal at a cost of about million Arizona Electric Power Cooperative is ex panding its powergenerating operation with a million coalfired plant near Pearce about 20 miles south of Willcox None of the states seven copper smelters except San Manuel plans to convert to coal but the companies have studied coals potential Phelps Dodge Corp which operates three smelters in Arizona has done some preliminary investigation on switching to coal because of a possibility other fuels will become increasingly scarce a company official said Kennecott Copper Corp also has studied the feasibility of fueling its Hayden smelter with coal but doesnt think the idea is practical ac cording to a Kennecott official ASARCO Incs smelter at Hayden has no plans for coal use and expects to continue with gas and oil Near Miami Inspiration Consolidated Copper Cos smelter doesnt face a fuel problem Sever al years go the firm built a 160 million smelter that is heated by electricity Inspiration said energy requirements of this smelter are better hedged because heat for the furnace is general ed by intertied public utilities using a variety of fuels and water power Magma doesnt plan to use only coal at its San Manuel smelter Chairman Wesley P Goss ex plained the objective is to have coal handy as a third fuel source It will be mid1979 before San Manuels smelt er starts using coal according to Warren L Parks Magma executive vice president Where the coal will come from hasnt been determined yet Magma is studying possible sources Students may face statewide standards By DANIEL R WEBER Citizen SUft Writer Amid charges that the quality of education has deteriorated the Arizona Legislature is con sidering imposing statewide standards that students would have to meet before they could graduate or be promoted The proposal which has won the favor of backtobasics supporters is expected to be Reflected delights of a dark day Citizen Photo by PK Weis After a summer 01 record heat the cloudy coolness of this December is something of a defigfrt And what more couM an eager German shepherd ask than a chance to dash through a vast puddle hi pursuit of a well thrown stick one of the hottest issues before the legislature this year But the fight has already begun behind the scenes divid ing lawmakers educators and parents There are charges that the state should act imme diately to curb declining achievements by students and countercharges that politicians are rushing into untested water that may prove politically un safe And central to the arguments is whether the state should abandon its system of evaluating the performance of students CUES in favor of a massive standardized minimum competency testing program Currently an eighth grader must read write and compute at the sixthgrade level before he may be promoted and I2th graders must perform at the ninthgrade level for gradua tion But officials admit that there is no enforcement of those standards by the state Opponents of CUES which uses locally established goals to gauge student achievement say the system fails because it cannot provide uniformity in student achievement across the state But opponents of competency tests charge the tests would humiliate low achievers dis criminate against minorities and set arbitrary standards for school districts whose students educational needs may vary widely from others in Arizona They also charge that the Continued Page 11A   

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