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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1969, Yuma, Arizona                             Editor's Notebook Best-Known College President By JONES OS BORN Who is Ilic best-known college president in Amarica today? Without hesitation I would say it is Dr. S.I. Hayakawa, president o f Francisco Shite College. Dr. Hayakawa has been in the news so often recently that he has P o p u larized the word "se- m a n t icist." That's a per- son who deals in the mean- ing of words, and that's Dr. Hayakawa's academic specialty. But the reason Dr. Hayakawa bus been in Hie news so much is his stubborn refusal to give in to unruly students at San Francisco State College. When he accepted Ihe presi- dency of Ihe college a few months ago, he stated plainly thut he would use. force when necessary to restore order to the campus. And be has done just thai. When disorder erupts, he stops it wilh police force. As a result, Dr. Hayakawa has been widely publicized across the nation. Gov. Reagan has publicly endorsed his ac- tions and he has been com- mended in a thousand edi- torials. But even Dr. Hayakawa, the symbol of administrative au- thority does not believe that the use of police is the final answer to student unrest. Quite the opposite, in fact. Dr. Hawakaya told a congres- sional committee on Feb. 4lh that the use. of police to open up rebellion-closed campuses, is "mer-.'ly a first step." Said Dr. Hayakawa: "We must modernize quickly and on a vast scale to make the entire -system more responsive to the times and to the needs of our young people." There, in his last sentence, is the key that can unlock the puzzle of campus unrest and rebellion which is spreading across the nation. Hanoi Charging U5. Talkers as Progress Mongers PARIS (AP) U.S. diplomats were puzzled, and a little bit amused, Saturday by the mosl recent accusation aimed at them by North Vietnamese en- voys. After having been callec aggressors, imperialists anr ncocolonialists, the American delegates to the Vietnam peace talks are now facing the charge of being progress-mongers. This, in effect, was whal North Vietnamese spokesman said after last Thursday's fruitless negotiating session. He was asked about reports thii Hanoi's men had had a secre meeting with the Americans outside the conference ball. Nguyen Thanh Le, the spokes man, replied: "The Unitei Stales is spreading rumors o private meetings like straws in the wind." YUMA 289 58 Piges Per Copy 20c Yuma, Arizona, Sunday, February 16, 1969 Phone 783-3333 ARIZONA 290 JUNK H crumpled car is what came to rest after it destroyed three citrus tre es and damaged four others yesterday morning. The car left County 16th Stre et near Avenue 2E moving 75 or 80 miles an hour. Two Marines were injured: L .nis Hernandez, 20, and passenger Richard St. Clair, 26, MCAS. Looking t Vver the wrecked car is Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Bob Schroeder (left.) and Dick Raul u 3nberg. (Photo by Dick's Salvage) Speeding Auto Squeezes Citrus SOUTHEAST POUNDED Tornados Lash Florida Citrus By TIIK ASSOCIATED 1'HKSS A storm stretching from Ar- kansas (o 1'loririii struck the Southeast Saturday, making travel dangerous with sleet and snow over Ihe northern portions and ripping Florida with winds of hurricane force. The storm winds lashed were issued for nine states, and the Weather Hureau warned that any improvement would be .slow in arriving. Weathermen said the culprit causing the adverse weather was a strong low pressure area in the Mexico. I'etiTshui'K, Fin., where the storm first swept ashore. Despite the shrieking winds, no injuries wore rcinrled as the stormy weather swept across Ihe peninsula. Tornado funnels wore sighted near Tampa, St. Petersburg, northeastern C-utf of Lakeland and at least lour through the citrus belt of Klori-1 another low developing over da in the central highlands. Snow, at times heavy, xvas falling in Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Meanwhile, mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow was glazing northern Two Marines i suffered injury when their mo lor car crashed at high speed, d estroyed three citrus trees anr I damaged four others on the Yuma Mesa yesterday morni n g- Luis Hernandc 20, driver of a 1966 Chevrole t, und his pas- senger, Richard 'IV. St. Clair. .26, both of were taken to the MCAS di sjjensary by a passing motorist.-.-- tions were unkow Their condi- last night. i.EFT B- fcnud Deputy Slierif T Sgt. Bob Schroeder said 1 -lie eastbound vehicle on Counl iy 16th Street left the rond neo ir Avenue 2E at an setimated s peed of 75 or miles an hour, hit three 10- year-old citrus trees head- and destrt >yed those, then veered left a Tid damaged two others before the vehicle turned broadside i 'tid came to rest between two citrus trees, damaging those. Ti h-e car was a total loss. The citrus was rl amaged an estimntied It i: i owned by the Alice C. Compar iy. Dick UautenU irg, who the wrecker thai pulled the car out of the cil rus grove, said citrus was sea. '.lered for about a quarter nf a Was Assisted I Sgt. Schroeder, who ,was as- sisted by Deputy J. K Rogers and Deputy Oscar Tu n. said the car cane to rest 423 feet from the point it 1 lirst left the road. The car hen ded to- ward the first row of 1 pees 21 feet off the road. Office rs said the car broke limbs am i scat- ered citrus. When the car stopped, it svas 30 feet off the Trees are spaced 20 feet apart in the grove. The accident occured about T a.m. Saturday while the Marines were returning from San Luis, officers said. Both men suffered head injuries, ac- cording to officers. Hernandez was cited for reckless driving by Deputy Turrentine. 5 Injured in Hwy. 80 Crash Five persons were admitted at Parkview Baptist Hospital following a head-on collision 1.2 miles east of Tacna yesterday evening. Robert 22, Orange, Calif., was reported in fair condition. He was driving an eastbound 1962 Ford. Raul Reyes, 42, Guadalupe, Ariz., was reported 16 be in satisfactory condition. He was driving a 1968 Dodge west on U.S. 80. Passengers in his cai were Catalina Reyes, age unre- porled, good condition; Jose Molina, 22, good condition, and James Molina, 2, good condi tion, all of Guadalupe. Four-year-old Jamie Molina was reported injured but walk- ing around at the hospital. Arizona High Patrolman Max Welch said the Ford crossed the ccnterline and struck the Dodge. Finch Says Segregation Not Illegal WASHINGTON (AP) The U. S. Supreme Court's school decisions outlaw deliberate, ra- cial discrimination, but not se- gregation as such, says the Nixon administration's key offi cial for domestic affairs. Robert H. Finch, secretary of Health, Education and Welfare drew the" distinction" in arfinte'r view with The Associated Press. "If you look at the Supreme Court decision, segregation, .in fact, is not prohibited by said Finch. "What is prohibited is deli berate, he said "And so, you have to find hard evidence that someone, the people in a community, are deliberately creating situations which lead to discrimination. "What is prohibited is delib- erate he said. "If segregation in fact were prohibited by law, what are you going to do with all the solid Negro schools in solid Negro areas in northern Finch made the comment in discussing federal desegrega- tion guidelines which, he point- ed out, the new Republican administration inherited from its Democratic predecessor. "And so far as I'm concerned as secretary, until I'm satisfied that these guidelines are either inaccurate or not fully relevant, I have to respond to the clear intent of Congress and the Su- preme Court." portions of Mississippi. Alaba- ma and Georgia, stretching into (he Carolinas and Virginia. Hazardous driving warnings east Tennessee. In addition, lornado watches were up for Florida where several funnel clouds were sighted, and severe thunderstorm warnings were is- sued for iiortions of south Georgia. The Weather Bureau said wind gusts of 70-milcs hour bit Ihe Bav Isles area near u'jrnings were out from north- ern Georgia into Virginia and as far westward as Arkansas. The Weather Bureau warned of snow accumulations up to 0110 inch in northern Mississippi and forecast Iwlwcen two ami four inches for seel ions of norlln-asl Arkansas. Tennessee anil Kenluckv. llrtivv snow Adding to the woes was j other sites in central Fbrid-a. rMuny cities reported trees uprooted, damaged homes and "inps were up for soullmvst motels. High tides swept ashore j Virginia. Heavy rains fell in some sec- tions of the Southeast where in many areas, adding to the To Ihe north, Florida's Pan- handle plus much of southern Georgia and Alabama, received warnings of possible severe thunderstorms. Still further north, travelers I temperatures ixise nhovo the 30s. Tallahassee, Fl-a. more than two inches of rain in a six-hour while I Alma, Cla., had more than one WHISKEY CREEK MURDERS: Murf the Surf Goes On Trial for Life YUMA PRESS CLUB PAiNEL: Beliefs Tangle in Sharp Debate Over Therapeutic Abortion Law By BOB WEJU.KV The Vuma Dally Sun Yuma County's two repre- sentatives both changed their votes and helped the; Arizona House approve the controver- sial therapeutic abortion bill, they told members and guests of the Yuma. Press Club Friday afternoon. Reps. M. G. Miniken and Charlie Johnson were on a panel that delved into Ihe Ques- tion of legalizing therapeutic abortions. The panel answered questions and gave their views on the measure in particular and abortions in general. On Panel r Also on the panel were Dr. Harold Gordon, Yuma Gyne- cologist; Dr. Richard Trout- man of St. Francis Church; Rev. J. Franklyn Taylor of Trinity Methodist Church; Mrs. George P. Bradley, .Yuma County Health nurse; and .Ronald Jones, Yuma Cou- nty attorney. In opening ntcewnt "were better performed in aim accredited hospital by a Iti- cnescd physician than on kitchen table in some unknown) place." Miniken noted, "We've been aborting up here for three weeks. This new bill throws lots of responsibility on hospital administrators. We hope that the senators (who have yet to between doctor." the patient and the i the fore third llic month and there- churches feel that handle the bill) will require a 90-day residency. otherwise we'll have an abortion mill in the stale. 1 am a church man and T don't believe in abortions just for abortion's sake." Present Dr. Cordon said that the present law allows an abortion only to save the life of the mother. The doctor said the new hill is right along the lines recommended by the American Medical Assn. He added that "the wave of the future, as being pushed by the Planned Parenthood Assn. is for the laws- on abortion to be the same is those on con- traceptives. That is, that the Question of. abortion should Dr. Tro'ilman read hi? opening statement. He noted that the Catholic Church believed in life, liberty and the pursuit of hap- piness and that these should be protected liy the state. He said the new laws appear to open the door to future abuse and that the entire structure of the rights of man could collapse. However, the priest said jlhe Catholic Church is not push-' its ideas on people. Only I hat Catholics have their right tin push for laws to protect their t reliefs. In answer to a question, Brr. Troutman confirmed that tmal the soul of Ihe infant is at the moment of concep- Ahorlions are reguarded murders, and therefore are allowable for any reason. At The lliev. Taylor noted that most Pnlrtestant churches believe thajt the soul conies into exis 1 at the time when the t in the womb be com s This if about therapeutic abortion is not murder. While he said he could not speak for the Methodist Church, he fell personally that a law was needed and that mnst of his people felt the same way. Applause rang through the room at tiie Charcoal House when Bradley had a com said shr could see only four women in the room and wondered why rhe subject was being discussed by a room full of men when abortions were a woman's problem, think tho way this room is set up is the reason for these laws." The men applauded her. The moderator, Neil Sargent, explained that the Press Club membership was. limited to men, except for women of the working press and that was the reason for the few women. Later Mrs. Bradley stated her belief was that the matter of Yuma businessman found a toy alligator and three quarters in an envelope this week. A visiting boy from Glendale, Ariz., was making a repayment for some petty shoplifting. (Sun Staff Toy Alligator Return Helps Boy s Conscience A young schoolboy from Glcndnlc, Ariz., fsuc- cumbed to temptation recently in a Yuma store. Un- seen, he pocketed four packs of chewing gum, two bottles of a breath sweetener, and a toy rubber alli- gator. Later, his conscience began to bother him. And so he took a ruled sheet of schoolbook paper and a pencil, and wrote the following letter to the store: "Dear Sir, I am writing this letler to ask you please forgive me for taking some things from your store. I stole 4 packs of gum. 2 bottles of Tips and a rubber alligator, i am very sorry and I asked Jesus to forgive me. I hope you will too. Here's the money to pay for everything. Enclosed in the envelope were three 25-cent pieces and the rubber alligator. FRANK Assnciatiul 1'rrss WrHt-r TORT LAUDERDALK, Fla. (AP) Terry Krank was a bus- ty young black-haired beauty with a hangup for hoodlums. One of them, ex-convict Jack "Murf the Surf" Murphy, goes on trial for his lite here Monday charged with brutally 'murder- ing Terry over profits from S1SS.73? slock theft. Charged with Murphy is his buddy, Jack Griffith, a former karate teacher. Murphy has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity will) psy- chiatric opinion divided. Griffith pleaded innocent. Trial may take four to six weeks. Hcilli Charged Holh men also are charged j chopped open wilh miinlerine: Annclie Maim, s'lor' Thcv wo years of a three-year sen- tence for that crime and. in Mi- ami, did u 30-day stretch (or va- grancy. Murphy is a University of Pittsburgh dropout who says he'll preach nationwide on the fallacy of crime if he is freed. He's been in and out o[ police stations on charges of armed robbery and burglary and it was after an arrest for burglary in Los Angeles during September 13G7, that Terry first telephoned .Murf and offered help, he said later. The bodies of Terry and Anne lie were found Doc. 7. three months after Terry intro- duced licrxelf to -Murphy. The girls had been beaten, slashed with knives and their heads Annclie also was Business fl-B Comics 7-B Crossword -i Editorial 4 Gardener B-T5 Movies B 15 Keal .-.state 5-15 Sjrarts 1-B, J-B, 3-B, 4-B TV Que Women 6, 7 Riots in Pakistan KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) Demonstrations aguinst Alo- hammcd Ayub Khan and scat- tered violence continued in Pakistan's chief cities Satur- day, rousing speculation as to how long the embattled presi- dent can hold on. 21, friend ami former roommate of the 23-year-old Terry. Tlrc killings have Iwen called Whisky Creek murders for Ihe slriyiim where the bodies were found. Murphy, 31, a child prodigy violinist and tennis virtuoso, is best known as engineer of 19lj-l's SinO.OOO .jewel theft from New York City's Museum of Natural History in which Ihe JM-c.iral Star of India sapphire and the 100-caral Ruby were stolen. He served some Yuma CAP Joins Search for F111A I.AS VPX1AS, Nev. (AP) Ten Arizona-based Civil Air Pa-! trol planes joined the today for a missing fighter bomber missing since Wednesday. The planes, from Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu weiv found bobbins I hi- black witters of Whisky Crook at Hollywood, a backwater once used as a hide- nut fnr rum- runners. The girls' necks were tetheixid by electric wire to concrete build- ing blocks on the bottom of the tidnl creek. Roth girls wore black bathing suits and jewelry. Several days pasted before Ihey were identi- fie-l by their from Cincinnati, Annelie's from Xatick. Mass. City and Phoenix, were to join the search at dawn. There was some possibility the plane may have crashed in Arizona. The plane was last heard from shortly after takeoff Wednesday from Nellis Air Force Base, ft carried two men. Our Weather Beats Florida YumMns can bask in a nice today and read about the FlllA miserable weather in Florida. The high today will bp 63 and Ilic low tonight, 4n. The day will tx.' clearing but a little cooler Ibis afternoon through tonight. There will be increas- ing high clouds on Monday. On Saturday the high was 72 and the low '18. Sunday normals are 71 and -1-1. Extremes on this dale are 87 in 19-13 and 32 in 1893. Sunday today will bo be and the sun up at a.m. Monday. (Turn to Pago 2, Col. 6, Please) ABORTION timely panel on the new therapeutic abortion law sparked the opening of the rejuvenated Yuma Press Club Friday after- noon. From left are Rep. Charles Johnson, Mrs. George Bradley, public health nurse; Dr. Harold Gordon, Rev. J. Franklyn Taylor, Fr. Richard E. Troutman and Rep. M. G. (Pop) Miniken. Standing at left rear is Neil Sargent, moderator. (Sun Staff   

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