Tucson Daily Citizen, October 22, 1971

Tucson Daily Citizen

October 22, 1971

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Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - October 22, 1971, Tucson, Arizona an VOLUME 101 NO. 256 F I hi A 8 CT f INAL'bluCK TUCSON, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1971 68 PAGES 15 PLANS SOUTH SIDE SITE Of St. Hospital Considered By MARGARET KUEHLTHAU ana PHIL H.. HAMILTON Citizen Staff Writers Concern about clustering v three hospitals on the East Side and lack of adequate facilities elsewhere have prompted St. Jo- seph's Hospital to consider sell- ing out to 'a Georgia firm- and rebuilding on the South Side. Sister Marguerite, St. Jo- seph's administrator, said today that the 'hospital "is. exploring the idea of offering to sell its facilities to Charter Medical Corp." She said no offer has been made to- Charter Medical Corp., a firm-that has announced plans to locate a 160-bed hospital on the East Side. William Fickling Jr., presi- dent of Charter Medical, said to- day that his company might be receptive to the idea, but he would have to study the matter. "I can't make any com- mitment at this time, but we are interested in talking with he said. Charter Medical's original construction plans may be al- tered somewhat by a morato- rium on all hospital construction in the state an- nounced by State Health Com- missioner Louis Kossuth at a meeting of the State Health Board yesterday. Kossuth said he took the ac- tion because several hospitals are rushing to get construction plans approved before a new law, requiring local health plan- ning agencies and the State Health Department to approve FOOD COSTS DROP Living Costs Rise, But At Slower Rate WASHINGTON (UPI) The cost of living went up 0.2 per cent in September, the first full month covered by President Nixon's wage-price freeze, the government said today. Officials said most of the in- crease was due to price hikes on goods and services not covered by the freeze. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said consumer prices had been going up in the past three months at an annual rate of 3.3 per cent, the lowest quarterly advance in the last four years, excluding a 2.8 per cent increase in the first three months of this year when mortgage interest rates were declining. The BLS said the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was half the 0.4 per cent jump in August. Meanwhile, the nation's econ- omy slowed in the July-Septem- ber quarter, with output rising at a 3 per' cent annual rate, .the Commerce Department said to- day- Bride Held In Death Of Husband Police today were in- vestigating the shooting death of an elderly Tucson man and were holding'his'bride of two days on suspicion of murder. George Starr Cassell, 69, of 360 S. Convent Ave. was found dead on the floorsof a bedroom of his home early today after po- lice received a telephone call from his wife, Joy Madeline Vir- ginia Cassell. Investigators said Cassell had a gunshot wound -in his right side. Mrs. Cassell, 46, told police she and Cassell were married in Nogales Oct. 20., Police said it appeared the man had been dead about an hour when they arrived. Gross National Product, mar- ket value of the nation's pro- duction of goods and services, increased by billion during the third quarter, but only half of the estimated 6 per cent growth was in terms of nomn- flated dollars. But while the economy's grow- the rate slowed, the rate of in- flation as measured by GNP also slackened dropping to 3.3 per cent, the lowest this year. In'the second quarter, infla- tion rose at a 4 per cent rate of in- crease and the economy grew by 4.75 per cent in terms of non-in- flated dollars. The BLS said food prices dropped 0.8 .per cent.before ad- justment for seasonal factors but only 0.3 per cent after ad- justment, and automobile prices also declined new cars by 1.5 per cent on an unadjusted basis and used cars by 0.8 per cent. But prices rose for clothing, household services and college tuition, Tuition went up by 9 per cent. The -BLS- also reported that average gross weekly earnings of rank and file workers de- clined 27 cents in September to ?128.76. Inside Today's Citizen Dr. Alvarez 7 Bridge 63 Comics 33 Crossword Puzzle 64 Deaths 42 Editorial Pages 36, 37 Financial News 66, 67 Homes Creative 38, 39 Movie Times 23 Public Records 10 Sports 55-61 TV-Radio Dials 32 Weather 31 Woman's View 15-: plans for health care facilities after Jan. 1, is put into effect. "This has pushed many of them into poor he said. "the idea that Charter Medical might be interested in purchas- ing St. Joseph's ''was my idea and it is purely- speculative at this said Sister Marguer- ite. "We know that a third hospi- tal on the East Side now will drain personnel and patients from .already existing hospitals in this area. We also are par- ticularly concerned about the need for a "community hospital on Tucson's, South Side. "St. Joseph's, a to mil- lion facility, belongs to the people of this community. Tuc- sonians have contributed gener- ously, to its building funds and therefore are shareholders in the hospital. We will make no move nor will we make any of- fer to Charter Medical until we know Tucson residents' opin- ions on the subject. "St. Joseph's Hospital is here to serve the public and we- re- gard this service as a sacred trust. We also are greatly con- cerned about the people in the south part of our city. Perhaps a Continued Page 12 2 Border Patrolmen Wounded Special to the Citizen NOGALES, Ariz. Two U.S. Border Patrolmen were wounded in a shooting here at about 6 a.m. today and a massive man- hunt was started for two sus- pects. The two patrolmen, Victor C. Woods and Tom Martin, were shot in the legs while in a Border Patrol car, according to James P. 'Kelly, chief agent in Tucson. "Our vehicle is shot full of Kelly said, "and it couldn't be determined if our men had a chance to return the fire." According to Border Patrol Deputy Chief James Rapp, the shooting occurred in a chance meeting of the the suspected smugglers. A quantity of marijuana was found in the car. abandoned by the pair, he said. He said the patrolmen encoun- tered the two on a dirt road coming out of a canyon just, west of Nogales. Casings of .45 caliber ammunition were recov- ered from the site. The suspects opened fire'with- out warning, Rapp said, and re- treated into the canyon where they abandoned their car when it became stuck. The manhunt, involving all Border Patrolmen in the area, the Arizona High- way Patrol and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department, was launched immediately, he said. The wounded officers were re- ported in satisfactory condition at St. Joseph's Hospital in No- gales. REACTION TO NIXON CHOICE FAVORABLE Rehnquist Draws Phoenix Protest i t t- i Clliiw by MMvil A Real Blast What appears to be a giant insect with two oversize eyes from this angle is really the Air Force's -Transtage, a- unique space bdoster which is the upper stage of the Titan IIIC. The craft, 33 feet long and 10 feet in diameter, is on display through tomorrow at El Con Shopping Center, This type of booster has been instrumental in placing 26 communica- tions-satellites in orbit. NEAR GOVERNME1NT STANDARDS Safety Test Car May 'Almost' Save Lives In 50-Mile Crash DETROIT (UPI) 'General displayed its initial version of an Experimental Safety Vehicle" (ESV) that al- not quite meets government specifications for saving lives in a 50 mile per hour barrier crash. GM contracted for to build the vehicle, while two other firms were paid about mil- lion to develop similar safety cars, all scheduled for delivery to the government in October 1972. Ernest S. Sjtarkman, GM vice president in charge of environ- mental activities, told newsmen yesterday the company still hopes, with lessons learned from the pioneer version, to produce a new prototype that will meet the lifesaving specifications laid down by the Department of Transportation ESV program manager Wil- liam B. Larson reviewed the tes- ting of the car in 50 m.p.h. crashes and said the results of a full complement of dummies placed in the car showed that "all of them were killed, but some only slightly." Both men questioned the strin- IF COMMUNITY WANTS IT Dist. 1 Is Ready For 12-Month School By FIDEL GARCIA Citizen Staff Writer The proposed 12-month school program has its pros and cons, but School District 1 is ready to go with it if the community wants it, Supt. ThomavS Lee says. If instituted now, Lee said, the program would cause the dis- trict to lose some state aid but also would help relieve the prob- lem of crowded classrooms. The problem would be solved by al- lowing three-fourths of the stu- dent population to occupy class- rooms during a nine-month Deri- od, while a remaining one-fourth would be on vacation. This would keep construction down for a while, and also would eliminate problems such as the one at Reynolds Elementary School, he said. "There are 23 classes coming (to but only 12 classrooms will be available when the school is he explained. The proposal sounds reason- able, Lee told the Charles Dietz Elementary School Parents As- sociation, "at least until the hu- man problem is analyzed." It is up to the community to decide whether it wants the pro- gram, he said. However, the problem is, "who will decide which students go to school, where, and at what He said a 10-year-old study of the program showed that at that time the 12-month school would have increased the .district's ex- penses by This figure would be much higher today. Several new District 1 schools are being proposed, he said, and they are needed whether or not the 12-month program is in- stituted. "After all, rooms cost less than hauling kids around (to different In effect, he said, the plot of the program "is to bring chil- dren to i schools, if schools were not brought to the children." He told the more than 100 par- ents that the program would cause problems in the schools' athletic programs, while also forcing four classes in every subject, as new groups of stu- dents would be starting classes at different times throughout the year. gent standards for passenger crash loads set by the DOT. Starkman said studies of actual highway crashes indicate that human beings can stand far higher stresses and acceleration than called for by DOT. quite sure that if those dummies had been human, some of them would have sur- vived the Starkman said. A barrier crash at 50 m.p.h. is roughly equivalent to a 100 m.p.h. closing-speed crash of two cars. Starkman conceded that if a safety car and conventional car were to collide the occupants of the latter would be in more dan- ger than in a crash of two con- ventional autos. He said because of the safety systems built into the safety car, most of the damage and possible occupant injuries would be transferred to the oth- er car. The GM ESV looks much like a conventional car, but with a lower sloping hood than other American-built cars. The body sheet metal was all aluminum to Breezy Day Is Forecast Tomorrow Been a little wheezy? Rest easy. Tomorrow's "breezy" Is better than freezy. -Fly A. Kite A little breeze forecast for to- morrow should make the ex- pected 85-degree high tempera- ture pleasant for weekend kite enthusiasts and for just plain people. The overnight low is expected to dip to the low 50s. Yesterday's high was 80 de- grees, the overnight low 30. VMIktr ftdwrt, fart 31 conserve weight. The side pillar between the doors was moved forward and there was no "A" pillar at both sides of the wind- shield. To, add rigidity to the roof, the front door windows were fixed, making air condi- tioning a virtual necessity. In- stead, a small glass area at the bottom of-the-window, about six by 18 inches, rolled up and down to provide driver or passenger arm access outside for such ac- tivities as making a deposit at a', drive-in bank. Starkman said a 50 m.p.h. barrier crash in a car the weight of the ESV required the absorption of one-half million foot pounds of energy. After the bumper system absorbs the in- itial impact, the sheet metal ab- sorbs more, then the engine is pushed back into the trans- mission, along the drive shaft to the rear axle which is designed to bend and absorb the final energy. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon's nomination of Lewis F. Powell Jr. and William H. Rehnquist to the Supreme Court has left battle-primed Sen- ate Democrats without their ex- pected targets The' President disclosed his choices for the two court va- cancies in a television-radio ad- dress i to the nation Thursday night. The immediate reaction, in and out of Congress, indicated they may escape bruising bat- tles that have divided the Senate in the recent past. Powell, 64, a Richmond, Va., trial lawer, and Rehnquist, 47, an assistant attorney general, "were described by Nixon as ju- dicial conservatives like him- self. He- indicated He expects them to correct what he called shift in the balance of power in Afiierican society against "the peace forces." He said., "their sole obligation is to the Con- stitution and the American people and not to the President who appointed them." Rehnquist, who practiced law in Phoenix from 1954 to 1969, drew some opposition from Phoenix. Rehnquist's one announced opponent is the Rev. George B. Brooks, former president of the Maricopa County Chapter of the National Association for the Ad- vancement of Colored People. Rehnquist was "the only ma- jor person of stature in the state who: opposed the Arizona civil rights bill in Mr, Brooks said. Brooks said he plans to oppose the nomination and "file a state- ment with the Judiciary Com- mittee of the U.S. Senate out- lining Mr. Rehnquist's attitude toward the civil rights of black people in Arizona." Praise for the nomination came from Gov. Jack Williams, who added he will bring dignity and common sense to the court and honor to our state." Sen. Paul Fannin, R-Ariz., said, "I shall strongly support his confirmation by the Senate. Bill Rehnquist is a lawyer's law- yer." The nominee's closest .Phoe- nix associate, attorney James Power, described Rehnquist as a "first-rate legal scholar" who would "make an excellent jus- tice." Republicans in Congress were generally quick to laud the Pres- ident's selections. And even such Democratic senators as William H. Rehnquist Lewis F. Powell Jr. Edward M. Kennedy of Mas- sachusetts and Birch Bayh of In- diana, who had been blasting Nixon's rumored choices, had no fault to "voice. Bayh said Powell and Rehn- quist "appear to be sig- nificantly better qualified" than some of the names that had been leaked as under consid- eration to fill the vacancies created .by retirement of John M. Harlan and the late Hugo L. Black. "It is ironic that the President did not send down these names, earlier but rather tried-to make these nominations political foot- balls sort of a three-ring cir- cus in which there was a little bit for Bayh said. Bayh led the fights that ended in defeat of Nixon's nominations of two Southern judges, Clement F. Haynesworth Jr. of. South Carolina and G. HarroH Car- swell of Florida, for an earlier vacancy on the Supreme Court. Selection of Powell and Rehn- quist oovjously caught many Continued Page 12 Nixon Names Judge., To Head Pay, Price Educator Boards WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon today named a federal judge from the Pacific Northwest and a college dean from Texas to head the Pay Board and Price Commission which will administer his post- freeze economic policy. Named to head the Pay Board was George H. Boldt, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for western Washington in Seattle. Appointed to head the price commission was C. Jack- son Grayson Jr., dean of the Southern Methodist University Business School. Nixon a'lso announced the oth- er members of the 15-man pay board and 7-member Price Commission. Included on the Pay Board were Arnold R. Weber, who has been executive director of the first phase of Nixon's new eco- nomic policy, and Kermit Gor- don, budget director and a member of the Council of Eco- nomic Advisers in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The five seats on the Pay Board allocated to labor went to union members, AFL-CIO Presi- dent George Meany, and the presidents of four giant unions, I. W. Abel of the United Steel Workers, Leonard Woodcock of the United Automobile Workers, Frank E, Fitzsimmons of the Teamsters and Floyd E. Smith of the International Association of Machinists. Boldt announced he would re- tire from full-time service on the bench and would assume "senior which permits him to try some cases but to take on other activities. Boldt and Grayson will be full- time government employes dur- ing Nixon's Phase II economic program. The President has not set a time limit on the controls but there have been hints they could last a year or more. Boldt and Grayson will draw annually although Boldt said he would refuse to accept that salary and would conUaw, ;