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   Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - October 18, 1971, Tucson, Arizona                              VOLUME 101 NO. 252 Baito I FINAL STOCKS I I -Ifrl L J I U v J TUCSON, ARIZONA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1971 40 PAGES IS CENTS Fuel Added To Fire In Burr Case Battle By NICKI DONAHUE Citizen Staff Writer Verbal brickbats flew thick and fast today in an escalating contest between County Atty. Rose Silver and former Chief Deputy County Atty. 'Lars Pe- dersen over'how the Burr case should have been handled. In a written statement day, Mrs. Silver accused Peder- sen of having bungled a 1968 in- vestigation of former sheriff Waldon V. Burr and the sheriff's office. .Today, Pedersen countered with a declaration that "the truth eventually will surface" about what he said was Mrs. Sil- ver's and reluctance in pressing felony charges which she later dismissed.'1 Mrs. Silver claimed Peder- sen's announcement that- he is assisting in a potential lawsuit challenging her dismissal of 86 felony counts against Burr and six deputies "is an obvious at- tempt to find an issue. from which to mount a political cam- paign" for her job next year. Pedersen, now in private practice after serving as chief aide td Mrs. Silver's pre- Russian N-Subs Heading For Cuba WASHINGTON Another So- viet naval task force, including one and possibly two missile-fir- ing submarines, is forming in the mid-Atlantic and appears to be.-heading toward' Cuba, it has been learned from informed sources. The force, including a number of surface ships, is said to be located west of the Azores. REPORT The submarines have been identified by U. S. recon- na i s s a n c e craft as of the older, "Echo" class of nucle- powered vessels, rather than the newer "Yankee" class of submarines which is somewhat similar to the U.S. Polaris subs. It was the" appearance last fall that the -Russians were con- structing a submarine base at Lunch Plan For Needy Pupils OK'd WASHINGTON (AP) The Agriculture Department bowed today to congressional and White House pressure and an- nounced free or reduced price lunches will be available this year to all needy school children certified by states. The decision reversed a new rule announced Oct. 6 that states would be reimbursed by the government only for feeding children from families with in- comes at or below federal pov- erty levels. Asst. Secretary of Agriculture Richard E. Lyng, who made the announcement, said also the fed- eral share of funding all school lunches, including the poverty program, will be raised to six cents per serving from the five cents approved earlier. That means the poverty lunch reimbursement will be a min- imum statewide coverage of 46 cents per serving. That includes 40 cents specifically for needy children. The original proposal, made Aug. 16, put the package at a minimum of 35 cents. It was raised on Oct 6 to 45 cents. Cienfuegos; Cuba, from where Yankee-class submarines could operate that provoked, a stern warning ,'frpm the White House to the Kremlin and touched off a mini-Cuban missile crisis ,be- tween the two superpowers. The confrontation" subsided lasfNovember after the 'Soviets reportedly agreed to an "under- standing" with the U.S. that it would not construct a base in Cuba that could be used for of- fensive weapons such as those the Yankee-type subs. Since then, sources say, the Soviets have abided by that un- but administration officials are known to be dis- turbed at the precedent of prrt- longed visits by the Echo-class subs. These submarines, while nu- clear-powered, carry fewer, slower and much shorter range missiles -than do" the ;Yankee The Echo class carries eight missiles that must be fired from the surface, with a maximum range of about .400 miles. The Yankee class carries 16 missiles that can be fired from under- water and can reach, targets about miles away. The Soviets now have about 23 Yankee class subs operational, with another few undergoing sea trials and about a dozen more under construction. Inside Today's Citizen Dr. Alvarez Bridge Citizen Charlie Comics Crossword Puzzle Deaths Editorial Pages Financial News 31 Movie Times Public Records Sports TV-Radio Dials Weather Woman's View 11-14 7 5 5 21 18 decessor, William J. Schafer III, admitted hejs considering run- ning, but said, "It has been her inaction in office which has re- sulted in many people urging me to run." Pederson was in charge of the 1968 grand jury investigation which produced nine noncrimin- al accusations against Burr and two of his top deputies. The ac- cusations, seeking their removal from office, were invalidated by the Arizona Supreme Court be- cause the one-year statute 'of limitations had elapsed. Mrs. Silver and Atty. Gen. Gary Nelson cooperated in this' year's probe which produced fel- ony charges against eight law- men. The charges were dis- missed against all but one depu- ty last month when Burr and six deputies resigned from office. It was learned Friday that the U.S. Attorney's Office plans an investigation on the federal level of. possible income tax violations by the former sheriff and depu- ties. Evidence is to be presented to a grand jury tomorrow. Mrs, Silver's statement claimed Pedersen, "the man who mishandled the 1968 prose- cution by filing the wrong charges, is now criticizing our success in cleaning out the sher- iff's office something he failed to accomplish." Pedersen responded that it was a -himself, who instructed the ear- lier grand jury to proceed on the noncriminal statute which failed to secure Burr's ouster. which led to the currently dis- He added, "The investigation missed charges was spear- headed by the (State) Depart- ment of Public Safety and attorney general after Mrs. Sil- ver had refused to act. "Apparently her decision to dismiss the ,Burr felony charges forced the federal government to take action. Hope- fully that action will give the residents of Pima County a mea- sure of justice which the county attorney has denied them. "Now she uses the federal Continued On Page 3 Alaskan Jetliner Hijacked ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A slim, nervous young man hijacked a Boeing 737 jetliner with 35 persons 'aboard this morning and said he wanted to go to Cuba, spokesman for Wien Consolidated Airlines said. The plane, with 30 passengers and a crew of five aboard, was en route to Bethel, a small na- tive village on the.Kuskowkwim River, when the hijacker took over 15 minutes out of Ancho- rage. A Wien spokesman said the man first told the crew he want- ed to go to Mexico, then directed the pilot to fly to Vancouver, B.C., and then on to Cuba. The airline spokesman said the 737 has a range of about 500 miles and a flight to Cuba would.mean at least one more refueling stop, possibly at New Orleans, La. KOSYGIN ATTACKED ON CANADIAN TRIP citizen Photo by Tortortll Yellow Steed Rescues F-f-f air D-d-damsels The .predicament in which novice mountaineers sometimes find themselves being able to get up the mountain, but not down was the dilemma for 250 Girl Scouts over the weekend. It was merciless weather, not careless climbing, however, that necessitated "rescue" from Mt. Lemmon by several kingsize schoolbuses yesterday .evening. Storm Soaks Tucson Area; Brings Snow To Mountains With rain and snow We got socked over; All in the middle Of crazy October. Oct. A. Lieber. The first snowfall of the win- ter left mountain peaks covered with snow in the Tucson area during the weekend and gentle rain left about an inch of water in most Tucson-rain gauges. The snow, up to 16 inches at higher levels, coupled with about an inch of ice on the road- ways, closed the highway to Mt. Lemmon where .a group of Girl Scouts were stranded for a few hours yesterday. Snow also blanketed the Flag- staff area and. piled 18 inches deep on Mt. Graham near Saf- ford. Heavy snow warnings were discontinued today in Ari- zona, but the Department of Public Safety reported that most roads were icy within a 30- mile radius of Flagstaff. The snow on Mt. Lemmon also kept the University of Arizona's television station, KUAT, off the AFTER WORLD SERIES VICTORY Pittsburgh Rocked By Violence, Looting air yesterday and this morning because crews that man the transmitter were not allowed on the mountain. Joe Wills, deputy sheriff as- signed to ML Lemmon, esti- mated 14 to 16 inches of snow on the ground at the Summerhaven Rain Scoreboard Rainfall overnight.......99 This year to date........ 9.35 Normal to date......... 119 Last year to date 11.55 Ski Lodge and former radar sta- tion at the 8200-foot level. Snow fell in areas above elevation and was sticking from the up. The Forest Service re- ported snow in the Santa Rita Mountains above the level, but indicated there were no gauging stations in the Santa Ritas. A 30-degree temperature read- reported at Summerha-, ven Lodge early this morning, while; the overnight low in Tuc- son was 46.. The storm .dumped 22 inches of snow in the Hawley Lake area, 15 inches at McNary, 11 inches at Flagstaff, 10 inches at Hannagan Meadows and 7 inches at Walnut Canyon. Snow flurries were predicted later today over the northern mountains and an additional two to four inches could blanket the White'Mountains. The mercury is expected to drop even lower tonight, dipping the teens in the snow- country. Partly cloudy skies are pre- dicted for tonight in the Tucson area, clearing tomorrow. Tonight will be cooler, with the overnight low in the low 40s. To- morrow's high is expected to reach the high 60s. Yesterday's high was 56. Rainfall -measurements around Tucson ranged from 1.2 inches near Country Club Road and 5th St., to .92 of an inch at Swan Road and Road. Other rainfall reports included .94. near St. Mary's Hospital, .93 at Speedway and Columbus Blvd., one inch near the Univer- sity of Arizona Medical School and at Roller Coaster Road and Oracle: 1.15 in Indian Ridge and .94 near Broadway and Camino Seco. The heavy snowstorm lum- bered into Arizona today after pummeling the Southwest dur-. ing the weekend and claiming at least one life. More than persons were forced to flee floodwaters in South Texas, where flooding claimed at least one life and tor- nadoes in Kansas, Texas, Colo- rado and Nebraska left at least 16 persons'injured. Full Weather Reoort, Paae 'Long Live Hungary' Cry Heard 'OTTAWA (UPI) A man shouting "Long live broke through police lines and attacked Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin today. He fixed an armlock around the Soviet leader's neck before being dragged off by guards. Kosygin was not hurt, but ap- peared shaken. Kosygin, 67, was accompanied by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliptt Trudeau when the attack occurred. Trudeau was not harmed. UPI photographer Jean Alarie, who was so close his lip was cut in the scuffling, said the assailant "actually got his fore- arm around Kosygin's neck" be- fore being dragged away by se- curity guards. Another man also was taken into custody in connection with the attack. Alarie said the assailant jumped from a group of demon- strators into the crowd of news- men around Kosygin and then leaped at Kosygin's back as he passed. S r Kosygin's coat was pulled off his shoulders. Kosygin was surrounded by Royal Po- licemen and rushed into the Parliament building. The attack on Kosygin was despite .extremely tight security measures that! were taken following the discovery by police during the nigntV of two bombs- and a number of in- cendiary devices near the Soviet embassy. As the assailant was taken away by police he shouted his name was Giza Matrai, the name of a Toronto man who has been active in the extreme right wing Edmund Burke Society Canada's equivalent of the John Birch Society in the United States. Matrai is also active in a group known as the "Hungarian Free- dom a prominent anti-Communist organization. The assailant had long hair and appeared to be in his late 20s. He was wearing a black leather jacket. The other man picked up in connection with the attack was not identified. Girl Scouts' Autumn Excursion Becomes Winter Survival Test PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) --A massive World Series victory 'Celebration exploded last night into.a rampage of destruction, looting and sex-in-the-streets. Newsmen reported two appar- ent assaults some of them in full view of hundreds who cheered the assailants displays of public lovemaking, nudity and drinking. At the height of the melee a police desk sergeant said he had calls reporting about a dozen rap-3S. But officials denied today that they had such reports. "This isn't a riot. It's an a motorcycle policeman said during the disturbance which left the downtown area in shambles. More than 100 persons were injured and 300 others were ar- rested in the which erupted after an estimated 000 poured into the downtown area. There was scattered shooting, but only one reported wounding. Hundreds of explosions caused by fireworks often were mis- taken for gunshots. At least 30 stores were looted and 30 or 40 more were dam- aged. More than a dozen cars were overturned and in some cased burned. Newsmen counted another 20 autos with roofs that had been crushed by the destruction-bent crowds. The riot ended 10 hours after it began when flying wedges of riot-equipped police, some with dogs, slammed head-on into the crowds and drove them from the downtown section. The rampage was triggered by the Pittsburgh Pirates' 2-1 victory yesterday over the Balti- more Orioles in baseball's 'sev- enth and deciding game of the World Series in Baltimore. It be- gan as a jubilant but nonviolent celebration, but quickly turned into a full-blown riot. The wild celebration created the worst traffic jam in the city's history. At its height, cars were backed up for eight miles on one major freeway into the city and for six miles on anoth- er. Police finally sealed the downtown area in an attempt to relieve the tieups, but it was four hours before it had any ef- fect. At least two police cruisers were commandeered by rioters during the outburst, and police reported that-a fire truck was stripped. Several other police cruisers were abandoned after crowds shattered their windows. One man whose car was demolished was John E. Derako Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio. Demko, accompanied by his wife and two children, said he became trapped in a crowd that rocked his car and shattered its win- dows. "They climbed on the car like a bunch of Demko said. This Week Citizen Charlie's Crossword See Page 5 By DAVID CARTER Citizen Staff Writer The idea was to have a final camping fling before the onset of winter's rigors. Winter's rig- ors had a counter-idea, though. Rain, hail, sieet and lots of snow brazenly interrupted the autumnal outing of about 250 Girl Scouts who had gone camping on Mt. Lemmon over the weekend. Three 91-passenger buses from Catalina Foothills School District 16 and a wrecker had to be sent up to the Whispering Pines encampment near the Palisades Ranger Station yes- terday to get the girls off the mountain. Despite the bad weather, most of the girls seemed scarcely tired in contrast to their pooped-out advisers and waiting parents. On Friday, the temperature was in the high 50s, but rain and hail fell most of Saturday night, sending the mercury down to the freezing point. Show started falling about 7 a.m. yesterday and continued all day. Karen Branch, a sixth grader at Harelson Elementary School, said it was "just a light fall for a while, and then it got harder and harder like a blizzard." A Mt. Lemmon sheriff's depu- ty said thunder and lightning started about 6 Saturday night, several hours after the scouts set up camp on time, and contin- ued as the snow came down heavily. Jennifer Swihart, a fifth gra- der at Harelson who was camp- ing out in a large wood-floor tent like the other scouts, said "ev- erybody was wearing everything they had." In a few cases, however, that wouldn't have been enough if there had been no extra cloth- ing. Jill Adler, 6950 N. Leonardo da Vinci Way, reported that some of the girls, "as brought only a blouse, sweat- shirt and jeans, forgetting to bring everything on the tradi- tional camping checklist. Some of the girls, who ranged primarily from the fourth to ninth grades, skipped their pan- cake and bacon breakfast yes- terday because it was too cold outside. They settled for cook- ies, cocoa and comparative warmth instead. Most of the scheduled activi- ties chiefly four different Sat- urday hikes went on despite the weather. The girls, from Harelson, Sun- rise Drive, Walker and Catalina Foothills elementary schools and Canyon del Oro junior and senior high schools, returned just after 6 p.m. yesterday.   

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