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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1964, Yuma, Arizona                             The Section On Public Facilities By JONES OSBORN Perhaps 4he meet controver- section of   fense appropriation bill. All major attempts to change the bill wilh amendments failed and the measure, as passed, is pretly much the way McNa mara wanted it. The bill now heads to the Sen :ite, where the civil rights de bate has posed a legislative ogjam. Most, of the controversy in tb centered on a provision that limits the amount of re pair and conversion work tha nan be done in naval shipyards leaving the rest for pri vate yards. The provision, which allots C per cent of the work to the na val shipyards and 35 per cent t private yards, was supporle by Rep. Gerald R. Ford, R Mich., who told the House "The private yards can do cheaper." The bill provides millio less than Congress appropria cd for defense last year and millionless than Presiden Johnson requested in his Jam ary budget message. rmally went on record sup- orling a regional development Ian. Knows Problems "I recognize many of the roblems which California said the Arizonan, "but recognize also that we have ic decision of the Supreme ourt in the Arizona vs Cali. ornia case (last year, favoring rizona) behind us and that we lust work forward to imple- nent Ibis decree. For this reason, and I speak or myself, I would not be op- oscd to a regional plan which stablishes a lower basin ac- ount, provided such a proposal mbodies the Central Arizona roject as set forth in the bill, s first priority, and provided urther that such a regional ilan is not used as a vehicle to [clay the construction of the Central Arizona Project." He said he could not commit limseif to .the details of such a ilan at this time. He plans to confer further with Hayden and rizona Gov. Paul Fannin, who ms been attending the hearings egularly and is staying in the ity to discuss the proposals at nformal meetings. Fannin Optimistic "I am optimistic that Hie Sen- te will act on the problem this said the governor. Arizona Reps. John J. Rhodes, R., and Morris K. Udall, D., also have attended the Senate icarings and arc participating n the talks. Rhodes said he would urge Chairman Wayne Aspinall, D- Colo., of the House Interior Committee to schedule hearings on the proposals as early as jossiblc. The final witness was Arthur Lazarus, Washington attorney for the Hualapai Indians of Arizona. He urged that any legislation adequately pay the Iribo for Ihn lands they would give up con- nection with proposed dams on the Colorado River. FAIR Johnson is dramatically framed by a saluting Mar- ine at the opening of the U.S. Pavilion at the New York World's Fair yester- day. The president had a busy day getting the Fair opened and the railroad 'dis- pute Wirephoto) Hundreds of Jets Are Aimed at Cuba Targets By l-'KED S. HOFFMAN la iligil altitude U.S. U2 recon De Gaulle is Back To Work PARIS (AP) President Charles de Gaulle, recovering from a prostate operation, dis- cussed routine affairs today with two aides. De Gaulle conferred at the Cochin Hospital, where he was operated on last Friday, with Elienne Burin des Roziers, sec- retary-general of Elysee Palace and Jacques Foccart, secretary- general for African and Mala- gasy affairs. De Gaulle is expected to re- main in the hospital about another week. WASHINGTON (AP) Hun- dreds of U.S. jet fighter bomb- ers and attack planes each capable of hurling tons of ex- plosives are poised within striking reach of Cuba, a check disclosed today. A significant fnren of these high speed, powerfully armed U.S. jets could be over carefully pinpointed Cuban antiaircraft missile batteries within minutes of any order to go. Some nf them are posted at Air Force and Navy bases in Florida. Others arc aboard two big aircraft carriers now in the Mayport, Fla., area. President Johnson, the State Department and other U.S. offi- cial and unofficial sources have been warning Cuba of possible serious consequences if Fidel Castro follows through on his threat to shoot down American reconnaissance planes. These U.S. warnings have been prompted by a belief that the Soviets may be about to turn over to the Cubans 24 complexes of SA2 antiaircraft missiles. It was such a missile, able to reach feet, that downed Bulletin: naissance plane over Cuba at the peak of the 1962 crisis. Pentagon sources said no pre- cautionary alerts have been or- dered. The most probable form of re- taliation, observers believe, would be a swift blow to knock out one or more of the Cuban antiaircraft missile complexes. Almost certainly it would be a high explosive attack, al- though all the U.S. jets are capable of nuclear warfare. Coming in low under radar, the American fighter bombers and attack jets could hit fast and hard before the defenses could react, sources said. The United States gets photo- graphic coverage of all of Cuba by high altitude planes at least once a week. 3arry' Gol'dira Jed today Presi- dent Johnson's bffer to providi {to oanaldatea [for'1' Bepubli- Smith Bald Saltonstall Asks Rights Mediation WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. j Lcverett M. Saltonstall, R- Mass., proposed today that con- ciliation efforts be required be- fore federal court suits could be filed to enforce the civil rights bill's prohibitions against dis- crimination in restaurants and other places of public accommo- dation. Saltonstall, chairman of the Conference of all Republican Senators, introduced his amend mcnt to the bill after Sen. Rich ard B. Russell, D-Ga., dc nouneert he called "bruta and inhuman" police operation! in Wednesday's civil rights dis orders in New York City. Top Democratic and Repubii can Senate leaders sought, in a scries of closed conferences, ti break the log jam still blockinj action on the bill in this 38th day of the Senate's civil right: debate. Democratic Leader Mikf Mansfield of Montana and Re publican Leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois, planned t meet during the day. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D Minn., the bill's floor manager alerted newsmen to keep an ey on those talks, but made it clea -James Giannangolo, director of Park, by vandals Tuesday. Whoever did the damage this did not necessarily mean h VANDALS J.H.., finwprc the Yuma Recreation and Parks Depl., examines flo- restricted it to this section of the park and to flowers, wers that were lorn out of the "Y" mound in Library tearing out several dozen. 'Sim -Mfltr (Sun Staff was predicting I break. njunction Against SP pared Ye Unions Get Money for Job Losses By NEIL GELBKIDE WASHINGTON give and take agreement has ended the threat of a nationwide rail- road strike, with President Johnson a victor in the tough- est domestic test of his admin- istration. A few hours after the agree- ment was reached, two dissi- dent union officials threatened to strike part of the New York Central Railroad. But sources involved in the negotiations in Washington discounted the pos- sibility that the threat would be carried out. Johnson, obviously elated, went before television cameras Wednesday night to announce settlement of the long, highly complex dispute -a little more than 48 hours before a sched- uled strike threatened to tie the nation's economy in knots. The agreement in effect gave union members financial gains in exchange for letting the rail- roads reduce employment. Just how many jobs will be affected or how much money the rail- roads may save won't be known for some time after tile general agreement is translated into contract language. Exclube Firemen The biggest issues of the long dispute, elimination of some firemen's jobs land re- vision of the number of the rest of train crews, were not at stake in the new negotiations: They are in court. At the time the threatened nationwide tie-up last year, Con- gress stepped in with the tirst compulsory arbitration law in peacetime history. The result was a ruling permitting elimin- ation of the firemen on dicsel freight and yard trains and call- ing for review of the crew makeup issue on a local basis. The unions have gone befora the Supreme Court with an an- PHOENIX injunc- ion suit against the Southern 'acific Railway aimed at halt- ng a proposed reduction in lassenger service in Arizona vas being prepared today. The attorney general's office ;aid the suit is not expected tu >e filed in Superior Court until Friday. The suit is being drawn up at :he request of the Arizona Cor- poration Commission. Southern Pacific combined its Golden State and Sunset Limited i-ains Monday. This, in effect, eft Arizona with only a once a day streamliner service on the The Sun Comics Crossword Editorial .................................1 Food ........................................12 Education .................................8 Movies ..................................4'B Sports ..........................1-B, 2-B Radio ....................................4'B Women ......................................8 peal against that ruling. The carriers have agreed not to start cutting off firemen or re- viewing train crew size until the high court has ruled. In herding union and man- agement negotiators successful- ly through 13 days of emergen- cy White House talks, Johnson stamped his brand indelibly on U.S. labor history and achieved what two former presidents, Congress, the courts and five years of bargaining had failed to accomplish. "This agreement prevents we hope for all crip- pling and disastrous strike in the railroad Johnson said. Satisfied Negotiators for the five un- ions whose members run the trains and spokesmen for near- ly 200 railroads expressed gen- eral satisfaction at the outcome. The agreement ended the threat of a scheduled strike at one minute after midnight Fri- day night. Johnson had estimat- ed a strike would have idled 7 million American workers, en- dangered the health conditions (Turn to Page 5-B, Col. 7) Man Lying on Tracks Halts Fair-Bound Train NEW YORK man halted a World's Fair bound subway train for several min- utes today in an incident sim- ilar to that which signalled a series of civil rights demonstra- tions on opening day. The Transit Authority said the man, identified as Louis Klein, Manhattan, walked down the tracks, flagged the train to a slop and then lay on the tracks. Transit Authority policemen, alert after Wednesday's hectic activity, removed Kim to a po- lice station. The fair's rain-chilled opening was marred by hundreds of who marched, chanied, lay down and resisted police. More than 300 demonstrators, both Negro and white and some from distant states, were dragged into police vans, hauled off to a wire-fence stockade, and thence to court. Some stayed in jail, unable or heads, but no serious injuries. One of the city and private policemen on duty said the dem- onstrators were treated "with kid gloves." "We had instructions from our captains to go said Lt. Robert Como, leader of one detail. Opening day attendance was about a third of what had been expected. Officials blamed the rain and demonstra- tions. Chanting "freedom, freedom" demonstrators nearly drowned out one of President Johnson's two speeches, and they sat down through the national anthem. They forced temporary clos- ing of at least two of the mod- ernistic commercial pavilions. A much-heralded auto "stall- in" to create a huge traffic jam around the fair site in Queens did not develop. Traffic was only 25 per cent of normal and moved hotter than usual, said any majo unwilling to post bail. [Traffic Commissioner Henry There were a few bloodied Barnes.   

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