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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1962, Yuma, Arizona                             EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK Happy Birthday, Jack By JONES OSBORN John Fitzgerald Kennedy will have a birthday next week (Tues- day! and with it will become richer by three million dollars. Thanks to his dad. Joseph P. Kennedy began es- tablishing trust funds for each of liis children back in 1926. The combined value of i h e trusts comes to about S100 mil- s, and so each of the sev- en Kennedy chil- dren would be worth more than S10 millions. Tile President received direct ownership of one-fourth of his trust funds when he reached the age of 40. Now. turning -15. he pre- sumably will receive another one- fourth, bringing the total to well over 55 millions. From these trusts, he is receiv- ing about a year after taxes. In addition, he receives an- other from his personal invest merits. As President, he receives OUU a year, which is, however, subject to tile income tax. But he also receives a non-taxable allow- ance for travel and entertainment of S40.000 a year, plus a taxable allowance of a year. I wonder how many persons, in our capitalistic society which pays ardent lip service to the idea of personal gain, resent the Presi- dent's personal fortune? Before any conclusions are drawn, however, it might be well to consider that: Kennedy is prob- ably not our richest President. Herbert Hoover is enormously wealthy. So well fixed, in fact, that he gave his salary to char- ity. The too Roosevelts both inher- ited wealth. Teddy left an estate of about and FDR one of about a- million. Dwighl Eisenhower is supposed to be worth more than a million. And although Coolidgc and Har- ry Truman were relatively pool- while in office, both made sub- stantial money by writing after leaving the presidency. Coolidge also served on the board of a large insurance company. Others have not fared so well. Woodrow Wilson is a notable example. Physically broken when he left the White House, unable to develop new sources of income, he was aided by some of his sup- porters who chipped in to pay off the mortgage on his personal resi- dence. Personally, I cannot envy those who encounter good fortune. The presidency of the United States is a task whose responsibilities can- not lie matched by any amount of money. 45 Killed as Jetliner Explodes CENTERVILLE, Iowa A continental Airlines jet airliner crashed and disintegrated during a violent electrical storm Tuesday night. All 45 persons aboard were killed. One of the 37 passengers aboard the Chicago to Los Angeles jet was found alive in the wreckage today nearly eight hours after the crash. But he died an hour latcr in a hospital. The bis Boeing 707 plummeted from the stormy skies and its wreckage was scattered over a 25-mile area in southern Iowa and northern Missouri. It was the first fatal crackup in Continental's 28-year history, marring commercial aviation's best safely record. Bulletin: 10c THE te-SUN THE WEATHER yi'sturday 33 63 84 AND'THEXYUMA'A'RIZONAXSENTINEL ut 11 a.m. Relative liunildlty at 11 a.m. uyo Avvrncc hlnh this date 87 AVITIIKC loiv this date 67 FORECAST tt> Thursday night: Variable high cloudiness through Thursday. Windy and cooler tomorrow. Iliyh-yfi, YUMA 122 12 PAGES PER COPY lOc YUMA, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1962 PHONE SU 3-3333 ARIZONA 122 Boose Yuma Co. h. College Wins Easily Report Solution Ready to Colo. River Salt Problem Hint Bypass Of Salt Water Past Morelos WASHINGTON (UPll The Mexican U.S. joint commission seeking a solution to the problem of salt in Colorado River water has completed its studies. Reports should go to executives of both nations this week, a state depart- ment spokesman said today. It was understood that the Mexi- can commissioner on the Inter- national Boundary a n d Water Commission, which sponsored the study, was reviewing the joint report prior to signatory approval. The U.S. commissioner was re- ported to be satisfied and ready to sign. Six Mexican and five U.S. cx- Bypassing the drainage water would presumably again give the city of Yuma a fresh water supply from the river. Water Company Manager Tommy Sul- livan said this morning (hat tests on the river alwve the drainage show good water. Cost of buying the water, now on a temporary basis, from the Yuma County Water Users is over a year. perls, assembled by the Inter- national Boundary and. ..Water Commission, conducted surveys in both countries and have been drafting their in El Paso, Tex., and Juarez, Mexico. The report is to contain recom- (Turn to Page 3, Col. 2, Please) Driver Hurt as Car Hits Culvert A driver was injured and treated at Parkview Baptist Hospital early this morning following an accident at County 2E and U.S. SO. Lorenzo M. Villa, 18, of 880 12th Avenue, received chest injuries and lacerations to the right arm when his ear wenl off the highway and hit a concrete culvert abut- ment, according to the Arizona Highway Patrol. The accident hap- pened at a.m. Patrolman James Branch, who investigated, said Ihe 1956 Chevro- let driven by Villa was going wesl on tile highway when il weni off the road, hit the abutment, bounc- ed around and came to rest some distance away from the abutment. The car was listed as lolally dam- aged. Fallout Prediction Here is today's fallout, predic- tion: with San Diego as ground zero, high-level, or fallout winds, predicted for the next '24 hours will be 70 degrees. ENE. in the direction of Sallon Sea and West- morland. Fallout would travel ap- proximately 100 miles in t h r e c hours. PROTEST Attorney Everett Miller, at the map, points out an area on which he seeks to have zoning changed. He was one of several attorneys and real estate men to appear yesterday at City Hall at the public hearing before the City Council on pro- posed zoning for a section and a half area of the city. Others shown are (left to right) John Peach, Odell Fletcher, city councilmen, Hugh Wells, planning director; and in foreground back to camera, Limvood Perkins, city recorder and John Wisely Jr. city attorney. (Sun Staff Photo) Protests Bring Postponement in Huge Yuma-Mesa Zoning By DON O'NUILL Decision was postponed yester- day on zoning of a large area of tiie city stretching from 32nd Street north to 24th Street and from Ave- nue A east to County 2E or Pacific Avenue. Yuma City Council met at a public hearing to hear protests on the Zoning Commission's rec- ommendations for zoning for the areasv and several persons were present to protest'. Some had not been at the public meeting March 25th of the Zoning Commission to hear such protests. In view of this, the City Council beard discussions and requests and decided to continue the public hearing until 2 p.m. Thursday be- fore taking final action. Present were A.. J. Eddy, attor- ney, representing the Mary Loftus interests. The Loftus property runs from 32nd Street north to 27th Street and from 8th Street east to 4th Avenue. This area iiad been proposed for Business A zoning. Eddy sug- ;ested that it would serve the city best and his client's interest best, if it were zoned Business B. He said the latter type zoning would allow development of the area by large tracts as had been followed by the Loftus estate. Another man present was Carl Harrington who told the Council he plans to open an electrical sup- plies and service warehouse and of- fice on 24th Street in the 100 block area. He pointed out that under recommended Business A zoning he would not be able to do so and pointed out that businesses already (Turn to Page 3, Col. 4, Please) I Yuma Jaycees Host State i Convention This Weekend i Preparing to host an expected Arizona Jaycees and their wives, Yuma Junior Chamber of Commerce members, are polishing plans for the Arizona Jaycee Stale Convention slated in Yuma Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the Stardust Hotel as convention head- quarters. A new state president will be elected Saturday, highlighting the convention business sessions. Ac- cording to the schedule set up by N. F. Myers, convention chairman, the rest of the conclave will consist of mostly fun. A 100 per cent registration from Yuma Jaycees is sought by chair- man Myers and his committee, in recognition of the importance of the event, and in a spirit of hospi- tality as convention hosts. Starting at noon Friday, the state meeting will get under way with registration and declaration of candidates. A pool party and barbecue to welcome the visitors will be held immediately after- GODDARD SPEAKS: Yuma Demos Told GOP Turning Back the Clock' Samuel P. Goddard, Jr., Demo- cratic candidate for governor of Arizona, struck out at Republicans "who arc trying to turn back the clock" in a spirited address to 100 persons at dinner at the Stardust last night. Goddard. a Tucson attorney and businessman, sharply what he termed the refusal of Re- publicans in Arizona to face to- day's realities. "We can never go back." iic said, "because you can't repeal the population. Arizona is the fasl- est growing state in Ihe union and yet we don't have the roads. Hie services and Ihe facilities lhat need." He said he would not reject fed- eral funds for aid to public edu- cation (as Gov. Fannin has done) "because someone thinks he can make a national splash." Goddard hit hard at the fact i that Arizona accepts federal as- sistance on such projects as sug- ar beets and road building, but re- jects it for projects which aid people who are in need, and for help in relieving Arizona's school problem. "Our children arc the only ma- terial we have with which to forge Demo Sides for Tucson in Medical School Squabble the he said, "and if we give them half a loaf, they're go- ing to have only half a future." Goddard tore into Senator Bar- ry Goldwatcr, Arizona's junior senator and a leader of the Re- publican conservative wing. "Goldwater says freedom is do- ing whatever you damn please all the time." said Goddard. "and I i take issue with Goddard said that under ihc American way Tiie dispute over (he pioposed of life freedom must go hand in I Arizona medical school played a j hand with responsibility to fellow part in las! night's fathering of j citizens, and to other peoples of Yuma County Democrats at the! the world. Stardust. j The Democratic candidate also George Gavin. Phoenix iihur- j criticized Dr. Shofslall. ance executive who is new stale Democratic chairman, brought up the issue. He said that originally he believed the medical school belonged in Phoenix, near the greatest concentration of people. But after reading and studying the Volker Report, he said he was (Turn to Page 3, Col. 3. Please) (Turn to Page 3, 3, Please) dean of men at Arizona Stale Uni- versity at Dr. Shofstall, who spoke on the Freedom For- um in Yuma last December, is a frequent spokesman for the con- servative philosophy in Arizona. Goddard said Shofstall, in a pamphlet entitled is wards. Breakfast from (i to 9 a.m. Satur- day will precede -the morning busi- ness session scheduled at 9 a.m. to noon. Past presidents luncheon is on the books from noon to 2 p.m., followed by business and el- ection sessions which will last until approximately p.m. An interim of "free time" will follow, until the banquet at 7 p.m. A dance at Ihe Jaycee Clubhouse is scheduled for 10 o'clock Satur- day night. The Jaycees Clubhouse will IK the site for a convention breakfast from 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday. An ex- ecutive committee meeting at the clubhouse also will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., a board meeting to follow from n a.m. to noon, also at Ihc clubhouse. Noon luncheon at the clubhouse Sunday is the last scheduled event before adjournment of the conven- tion. "Many other events for Ihe Jay- cees and their wives, just too nu- merous to also arc prom- ised by the chairman. Citrus Club Speaker Blasts Minimum Wage The piece rate system is the only efficient one under w h i c h Arizona and California growers can operate, J. J. Miller, mana- ger Agricultural Producers Lalxir Committee. Los Angeles, told the members of the Yuma-Mesa Cit- rus Club last night. lie said the minimum wage es- tablished by Secretary of Later Arthur Goldberg will do irrepar- able damage to agriculture in the two states. "It is an arbitrary rate he has fixed as being necessary to pre- vent 'adverse effect' as he inter prets the term, and not as we liolicve Congress intended the term to be used." Miller said Goldberg attempts to justify his determination from a mass of statistical data the spe- cific elements of which are not identified and "concludes that the Mexican National program has stabilized the agricultural wage rates or caused them to lag ma- terially behind farm wage rates generally." Conditions Improved Miller stressed that the grow- ers are not trying to deprive work- ers of a living wage, and in fact conditions for the workers have improved; with tetter housing and facilities. If' the-minimum wage 'rate of 95 cents for Arizona and for California is enforced, Miller said, then the -growers will he forced to go to' mechanization or to low- er labor cost crops in order to survive. This will mean a switch from premium price crops such as cantaloupes to grain crops and will mean more surpluses, Miller pointed out. Miller hit the Secretary of La- bor's ruling that braceros could only used for 210 days of Ihc year and his limitations on where and how Ihe Nationals could be used. This means, he said, that areas sucii as Arizona and Cali- fornia, where harvesting of citrus goes on at various times during the year, the Mexican National could only be used to harvest one crop. This would work a hardship or make it impossible for the cit- rus grower to harvest: his crops throughout the seasons. He said the law does not set this limitation, but that it is an- other arbitrary ruling by Ihe Sec- retary of Labor. Miller said the APLC has au- thorized its attorney, Ivan McDan- iel, also present at: the meeting last night, to prepare a suit against the Secretary. He said the suit will brought in behtilf of growers who arc found to be han- dicapped by the rulings. This suit, he said, will be brought when the growers arc found who wish to bring suit. At the request of Miller, mem- bers adopted a resolution urging Ihc Secretary of Later- to recon- sider his rulings on minimum wages and work limitations. There was no discussion of a reported shortage of field workers. Also presented was an audio- visual program showing the pub- lic image of agriculture in Cali- fornia and how it was being im- proved through a public relations program. Miller also spoke yesterday noon to the Vegetable Growers Association and a talk and pro- gram is planned for today at the noon luncheon of the Somerton Ko- tary Club. Southwest Blood Bank Drive To Aid Salvationist A special plea for blood dona- tions on behalf of Envoy Nellie Mayne, assistant to Major Gladys Henderson of the Salvation Army, is being issued in connection with the monthly Southwest Blood Bank drive, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Ihe Eagles Hall. Envoy Mayne, now recuperat- ing at her home, 1G5 East 2Glh Street, from an accident in which she broke her back, required many for treatment of the injury, Major Henderson says. Donors, wishing their blood to go to her account should give their donations in her name to the bloodmobile. The Southwest Blood Bank mo- bile unit is here from Phoenix ev- ery month, to collect: blood for crediting to the account of Park- view Baptist Hospital here. Yumans wishing to donate to others may do so by giving the name of the person at the time of the donation. Blood may also he donated for Parkview Baptist Hospital which will aid the hospi- tal in its blood bank activities. Collection of (lie blood by South- west Blood Bank is done free of charge. Decision on Space Try Due Tonight CAPE C A N A V E R A L, Flu crews today suc- cessfully completed the first phase of the split countdown for astro- naut M. Scolt. Carpenter's sched- uled orbital flight Thursday and officials said Ihe crucial "go" or no go" decision w-ould made lliis evening. If scientists decide to proceed, Ihe countdown will lie resumed at p.m. PDT. A spokesman indicated that everything checked out perfect in the space vehicle in the first phase of the countdown, but launch con- ditions still were causing concern. Vote Was 2455 to 226 For Approval Yuma Coimtians assured them- selves of an institution of higher learning, Ihe new Yuma Counly Junior College, yesterday with a resounding 2455 to 226 vote. The U-to-one unofficial margin gave overwhelming approval to the bond issue that will build the new college in conjunc- tion state funds. Opposition was minute as the real property taxpayers stamped tiieir approval on the issue. Of the 17 precincts, only Parker, was on the minus side with a vote of 18 yes and 35 no. First One Result of the election pushed Yuma out in front in the State Junior College System and as- sured the county of having the first junior college to be built un- flihi Vistu Pnlniuoiil Pecan Grove- Crane City School Admin. Somurton GadMlen Roll wmitou Salonm Wcndcn Vickshurg Quurtzsitti Parker Ar.trc Hydcr TOTAL 1'ES NO Spoil g J8.1 3W 281 223 701 123 413 41 .88 29 12 5 1.1 I J8 no votes 2455 24 21 u 10 00 12 11 fi 5 10 3 4 S3 226 13 ALL DEMOCRATS Besides hearing Democratic candidate for governor Sam God- dard (center) last night, Yuma County Democrats honored Susan Odle (left) on her 84th birthday. Next to Mrs. Odle is Bob Klauer, chairman of the Yuma County Dem- ocratic Central Committee, who emceed the dinner meeting. At right are Mr. and Mrs. George Gavin of Phoenix. Gavin succeeded Goddard as the party's state chairman. Additional photo Page 12. (Sun Staff Photo) dcr the new Junior College law. Officials today reiterated their plans to have the junior college open its doors in September of 19C3. They promised all due haste in the various steps that must slill be taken before construction can slarl. Steps to be taken include call- ing for bond bids, selling bonds, calling for construction bids and awarding of the contract. Said Dr. John Wilhelmy, presi- dent of the Board, "Speaking for the Board, we wish to thank the (Turn to Page 3, Col. 3, Please) Tucson Voters Turn Down Bond Issues TUCSON voters turned down three of four pro- posals in the 511.7 million school toiid election Tuesday. The defeated projects totaled The only issue to pass was one tu finance the new Magce Junior High and two elementary schools. It "squeezed by, 5.4SO to Defeated were projwsals to ex- pand Ihe education center and set up a central kitchen, C.154 to plans for the new Sahuaro High School. to 5.210. and additions to Rincon. Pueblo and Catalina high schools. 5.712 to John McNaughton Named Counsel Of Defense Dept. John T. McNraughton, brother of Mrs. Donald N. Soldwedel of Yuma. was appointed by the iVhilc House on Monday as gen- eral counsel of the Department of Defense. The appointment followed by one day upon President John F, Kennedy's announcement of the promotion of Cyrus Vance from he same position to Secretary of he Army. In the new position McXaught- 011 will have general supervision over the general counceis of the Army, Navy and Air Force; will lave much to do with the De- fense Department's relations with Congress; will be concerned with all legislation affecting the Do- tense Department; and will be involved in reorganization of the Defense Department. McNaughton was advanced from the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.   

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