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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1956, Yuma, Arizona                             Sun Previews County Fair Opening Tomorrow THE NOTEBOOK OSKMN What is a legislator worth? You and I will have to thin! about this a bit, in the months tc come. In November, we vote on it. Our lawmakers have proposec new salary schedule. They suggest a flat, annual sal ary of 52200 a year. Plus expenses. For legislators living at home, expenses would be a day; for those who must live in a hotel or apartment, 517 a day. Expense money would stop after 75 days of a regular session, anc after 20 days of a special session. This figures put to a day for a regular session; about 523 a day if a special session is added. It would be difficult, I think, to overestimate the value to Yuma County of the work of our legis- lators in this past session. That they were able to secure recogni- tion for our water rights is an achievement for which we would gladly have paid much more. So it is hard to speak in terms of dollars, with regard to a law- maker's value. Yet we must arrive at some fig- ure; something that will come near repaying a man for his rim spent in Phoenix; something tha the state can something that will justify a good man's run ring for office; and yet something that mil not be so juicy that ev ery no-good salary-hunter in thi state will come running after it. AND'fHjf-YUMA NEt Printed Tuesday Afternoon YUMA VOL. 92 ddfr Merot ,ltnrj.T ,.d Holld.y. t 100 M.di.0. Av... Turn.. Art... by th. Bun: Printin, Co., .nd ,nt.red .t tk. Offic. .t Turn., Art., mittor. Jbrniul til k, 26 PAGES YUMA, ARIZONA, TUESDAY. APRIL 17, 1956 MR COPY 7c PHONE SU 3-3333 ARIZONA SENTINEL-VOL. 91-NO. 92 Demos Map New Farm Strategy Russian Official Announces Comlnform Dissolution Pravda Editor Cites 'Changed Situation' Maybe 52200 is a fair compro- mise. Henry lays Gets Contract To Feed Prisoners A contract to feed prisoners in the Yuma County jail has been awarded to Henry Tays, low bid- der at 30 cents per meal. The contract, called for by the Yuma County Board of Supervis- ors, specifies two meals a day. Sheriff T. H. Newman suggest- ed to the Supervisors that the jail establish its own kitchen and feed- ing program. He estimated that necessary equipment would cost only about 5400. After the initial expense, he said he could save about a month over the pres- ent method of dealing with an out- side contractor. He estimates an average jail population of 70 per- sons, which at 30 cents a meal is costing the county more than a month for two meals a day. But Supervisors turned down his idea. They feared additional penses would eat into the savings and wondered if a change in sher iffs might not mean an abandon ment of the equipment. Also, th occasional feeding of deputies wa seen as a problem difficult to con trol. Acting on the matter was Chair man Glen Strohm, and Supefvif ors Otis Shipp and M. G. Miniken MOSCOW A top Sovie eader tonight announced the dis olution of the Communist Infor mation to the as the Cominform. Dmitri Shepilov, editor of Prav- a and an alternate member o! he Communist Party Presidium ild reporters that the nine-year- d Cominform was being dissolv- because "the situation was langed." "Each Communist Party can get ong without the Cominform e said. When pressed for details, Shep- ilov gave way to first deputy pre- mier Anastas Mikoyan, who said: "Everything will be explained. You will read it in a long state- ment in the Soviet press tomor- row." The Weather Highest yesterday gC Lowest 51 Tehpcrature at 11 a.m. today 75 Relative humidity at 11 a.m. "25' Average high this date i Average low this date 59 FORECAST to Wednesday night: Partly cloudy this afternoon thrugh Wednesday. Warmer Wed- nesday afternoon. Expected high today 82, low tonight 56, lowering to 46 in the lower, colder areas. Bulletin! a riatidhal lott- on' the -'today; -as of Itt 1956- budget. jbonda, of atMli il. pay no int- The usual Lntereat will iharad among win- of the GOP To Hit Back af Air Charges WASHINGTON (UP) GOP sources disclosed today -that, Sen- ate Republicans will offer a point- by-point rebuttal to Democratic charges that the United States is losing air supremacy to Russia. The Republicans prepared to hit lack at Democratic charges be- fore hearings of the special Senate Armed Services Committee which opened a broad scale investiga- ion into the relative air power of the two nations yesterday. The GOP decision to take the :ounter- offensive is in marked contrast to the passive silence vith which Republican senators lave greeted the Democratic at- acks in the past. It could also hrow the subcommittee's investi- which both sides have iledged will be i .partisan furore. The Republicans will attempt to show that Democrats have no fac- tual basis for making flat asser- tions that Russia is ahead in cer- tain fields, such as ballistics mis- siles. Dr. A.D. Abbott To Quit As YUHS Superintendent Dr. A. D. Abbott, superinten ent of the Yuma Union High Schoc Dsitrict, at noon today confirm' reports he plans to resign. Dr. Abbott admitted in answe ing a direct query from The Su that he plans to tender his resij nation to the district's board i education at its regular month] meeting tonight. The educator declined to com ment further on reasons for gi :ng up the post and his plans fo :he future. He said, "I'll make full statement following the boari meeting." Horace Griffen, clerk of the fivi member board, said ho under stood Dr. Abbott's resignation be on the agenda tonight. "This comes as a surprise, an liere's a possibility the resigna tion might be Griffe ;aid. He said the board will be. unab- e to say-what-plans 7it may de 'elope for replacing the superin endent in the event his resigna tion is accepted. Other members of the board ar D. Miller, president, Robert J foody, Steve Blake, and Heleni Jennett. Youth Fined On Traffic Counts A whopping fine .of S800 or 250 days in jail has been handed out to a 19-year-old Yurnan for traffic violations. 2 Edward R. Castro, 19, of 55 Gila Street was sentenced by Jus- tice of the Peace Ersel Byrd for drunk driving, reckless driving and a drivers license Also in Justice Court, Billy R. Mohan, 23, of Glendale, Ariz., was 'ined 5100 for no drivers license in possession, no 1956 registration, no varning devices on his truck and :ailure to appear. Marciano Dtiran, 31, of Yuma vas fined for reckless driv- ng and given ISO-day suspended sentences on charges of leaving he scene of an accident and no drivers license. King Cole Steers Clear Of Atlanta ATLANTA Negro singer Vat King Cole has called off a icrformance here tonight saying he would "not go to Atlanta for million a local pro- moter reported today. Promoter B: B. Beamon quoted Cole as saying he .was "afraid to ome to Atlanta" because of its earness to the scene of an assault n him by segregationists at Bir- ningham, Ala. Cole was attacked on the stage the Birmingham Municipal Au- itorium -during his performance efore an all-white audience of 500 a week ago. Beamon said he had just re- irned from a visit with Cole at 'inston-Salem, S. C., where Cole erformed with' his trio in the Ted eath show last night, and was Water Suit Master Is In Yuma Simon H. Rifkind, special U. S. Supreme Court master for A r z- ona's suit against California overj Colorado River wafer, is in Yumaj today touring Reclamation proj-l ects. I Rifkind presided last st( pre-trial conference in the Arizona---- California suit. Trial of the suit: begins June 4 at San Francisco." Rifkind was scheduled to lunch i today with the presidents'and Jeg-j al counsel of the five local irriga- tion districts. He was accompan-: led here by Mrs. Rifkind, Wayne' Akin, chairman of the Arizona In-! terstate Stream Commission; and! Even Hewes and Mike Dowd, rep- resenting' California interests. The party left El Centro earl; today to tour Imperial Valley They were to cross the river a Imperial Dam and drive to Yum, for'the luncheon date. They wer scheduled to take a swing througi the Yuma Valley, Unit B and the Yuma Mesa, then board a private plane'at the county-airport to com plete their inspection of the Well ton-Mohawk District and others from the air. Rifkind mil continue his tour o: other Arizona projects from this point. the Atlanta visit was called Yuma Co. Accepts Million-Dollar Road Gift in Rich Parker Valley Dr. Merrill Elected Border Health Prexy MEXICALI Malcolm H. Merrill, California state health president-elect of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Assn. Dr. Merrill will succeed D r. Guillermo Soberanes, chief of co- ordinating services and -h e a 11 h and assistance in Sonora. The Mexican official was chosen to head the association for the com- ing year. At the final session Monday of a four-day conference, officials of the health group approved a res- olution calling for a program un- der which nurses from the United States and Mexico would be ex- changed on a scholarship basis. I FARM BILL Miller, assistant'executive clerk (left) and Richard S. Tribbe, assistant .to the Chiet of Records, leave the White House carrying bundles containing a message from President Elsenhower to thn Hntise of Representatives explaining why the chlel executive vetoed the farm MU. The President mid he acted tense disappointment and regret." Ike Hurls First Ball To Open 1956 Season WASHINGTON President Eisenhower put aside his, putter and the great burdens of office to- day to fulfill his role as baseball 'an and opening day "pitcher." The President's big pitch w; set for p.m. EST. At that hour, Mr. Eisenhower will stand up in the flag-festooned presiden- tial box at Griffith Stadium, pull m a fielder's glove, wind up and cut loose with the ceremonial toss that officially opens the 1956 base- lall season. Then, the mighty New York Yankees will begin their defense f the American League champion- hip- ook i the league. The thrilling cry Play ball" also will ring out against Washington's new 'kid" club the youngest in seven other major league cities. This was the day when the man in the street met the great and near-great of the government on the same level as baseball fans. All came out to the ball game to catch a glimpse1 of the President of the United States, to cheer him for his great comeback after last September's heart attack, and to thrill at the start of another base- ball race. There was a distinctly Republi- can flavor to the pre-game cere- monies. Just before the No. 1 Re- publican threw out the first ball, another GOP dignitary House Republican Martin Jr. Leader Joseph W. marched to the cen- ter field flagpole to preside over the flag-raising ceremony. Yuma County Supervisors have decided to "accept" a million-dol- lar gift from the U.S. Indian Bu- reau. The Bureau has offered to build a paved road connecting Parker with Ehrenberg, at an es- timated cost of million. There was only' one possible 'catch" to the gift. After it is built, he county had to agree to take it into the county road system, which means the county would lave to maintain and police it. Supervisors yesterday agreed to this. They stipulated, however, that the Indian Bureau would have to build the road up to standards if the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. James Stewart, superintendent of the Parker Indian Agency, as- sured the board this would be lone. The new road will be built rom Japanese relocation Camp 1o. 1, in the approximate center if the Parker valley, southward o connect with U.S. Highways 60 md 70. It is about .17 miles. The existing road, from Parker o Camp No. 1, will b.o resurfac- (I. Yuma County Farm Bureau two vecks ago asked Yuma County upervlsors to accept Iho Indian 3urcau offer. The Farm Bureau dirt n rond through tho valley 'as needed to help develop the arm region there. Some of. Indian retemtion lend as it is in the Colorado River val- ley. Now that 25-year leases can be secured on this land, swift devel- opment is seen as certain. Paul Davenport, president of the Parker Farm Bureau, said the new road already is needed as a farm-to-market road for nearly 5.- 500 acres of grain raised in the Parker Valley. The present road was originally established to serve the Japanese relocation area near Poston dur- ing World War II, some 12 years ago. The new road would bring Ehrenberg within1 30 miles of Par- ker by road. Acting on the offer yesterday were Chairman Glen Strohm of Parker, and Supervisors M. G. Miniken and Otis Shipp of Yuma. KOAD LINK-Dotfcil lines slum- where existing road from 1'urker would lie extended about 17 miles soulhwiinl to connect wllh Eliren- In northern Yumit County. Road will lie million-dollar gift from Indian Hiirfan. arc already under Irrigation. An- other acres Is said to he The lend U rated high, Driver Cited after Two-Car Collision Damages of ?'I50 have been re- wrlcd in a two-car accident al the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 10th Street. According to City car driven by Lorenzo Sanchez, 4G, of Alsodonps ran the stop sign nl 3rd Avenue nnd hit car driven by James Erwln, 28, of 1731 Madison Avenue. Sanchez wns cited for run- atop. See 3 Courses For Overriding Eisenhower Veto By UNITED PRESS Democrats today concentrated on deciding how they will answer President Eisenhower's veto of their farm bill. They conceded .privately they can't muster enough votes to over- ride the veto. Some argued they should Jie President just what he asked for a 51.2 billion soil bank. They said this would point up their charge the GOP isn't doing enough or farmers. Some suggested passing a new compromise bill with price support evels higher than ones set by the administration Monday but not quite as high as in the vetoed bill. And some suggested they pais only a slightly modified version of he, vetoed bill, inviting another veto but showing they are uncom- promising in their fight for tin farmer. Other congressional news: "Lobbying: Tfie Senate Lobbying Committee called a meeting to dis- cuss a request from Sen.' Miltoa Young (R-ND) that he be investf. gated. A North Dakota newspaper charged Young with jelling out to oil interests. Scientists: The joint congression- al subcommittee on atomic re- iearch planned to open an investi- [ation into the national shortage if scientists and enginers. The lubcommittee planned to concen- trate on the shortage of scientists and engineers needed for atomic programs. Tass: The Senate Internal Secur- ty Subcommittee resumed its in- 'estigatlon of the Soviet news agency, Tass: The subcommittee called Larry Todd, a former Tass bureau chief in Washington. IIKAVK strain nn tlio linn ns Ilioy go H Iran I creeling (lie IIIIRO, ton! at HID Yuma Conn. I.V Fnlr The big tent, nnmn IflO ieti long, will hoiiM all eittbltt tbe Dancing Witlnra ilbplny. Tim Fnlr will open Hi K p.m. tomorrow for flriMlny run through Sun- day. Crowning of Queen Marietta BatM will phM durlBf Uw evening ihow. (Sin SUU H. D. Engler Named to County Planning Board H. D. Engler, South Gila Valley rarmer, has been appointed to the Yuma County Planning and Zon- ing Commission. The appointment was announc- ed yesterday by M. G. Miniken, member of the Yuma County Board of Supervisors. This brings the present membership of the commission to eight, lacking one full membership. The ninth mem- ber is to be appointed by Super- visor Miniken at a later date. Other members of the commis- sion are W. J. Anderson, Bob Welch, Hayward Short, Wilton iVoods, Perry Copple, Kenneth Holmes and Doyle Bullard. The first seven members were appointed Feb. 20, with each su- pervisor having three appoint- ments. But Supervisor Miniken could appoint only one, since that was the limit that could come from an incorporated city, and Mr. Minikon's district lay inside Yu- ma city limits. Since then, the dis- tricts have been realigned to in- clude county territory in ills dis- trict. 2 Vandals, Thieves Busy in Yuma Area Vandals and thieves have been jusy in the Yumn area. Tommy Archer, 2-12 George Street, reported to the Yuma Sher- ff's Office that somebody heaved a Inrge rock through the front win- dow of his homo. Crane School officials reported hat a thief walked off with the oln meter box at the tennis courts. Ado Dawson pf the Yuma Air 'orcc Base told City Police that omcbody stole a tiro and wheel mm his 1056 Chevrolet while It 'flu parked downtown Sunday night   

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