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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1969, Yuma, Arizona Editor's Notebook The Chief Instrument Of Crime By JONES OSBORN The Eisenhower boys have tackled some sacred cows in American life. YUMA 219 18 Pages Per Copy lOc Yuma, Arizona, Tuesday, July 29, 1969 Phono 783-3333 ARIZONA 119 Ike, when leaving the' presi- dency, waa bold enough to say s o m e I hing thul no other public figure had dared mention. "We must guard against t h e acquisition of u n warranted i n f 1 u enco, whether sought or un- sought, by the i m i 1 it a r y- i n d u s t rial complex." That remark set off a public debate that has not slackened even today. SHROUDED IN SECURITY Visit Set by Nixon Now his brother, Milt, has gone after the band gun us the chief instrument of mine and violence in this country. Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, chairman of the National Commission on the Causes Prevention of Violence, says the hand gun should be rigidly con- trolled. He believes hand guns should be restricted to police ofliccrs, security guards, small businesses in high crime areas, and others with a special need for self-protec-lion. "It in the ready availability of. '.the hand gun, so often a weapon of crime and so infre- quently a sporting arm, that is the most serious part of the cSB'enl firearms problem in this says Dr. Eisen- hower. He wants stales to be given four years to pass state laws that would limit ownership of hand guns to persons who sliow a legitimate need. A federal li- censing system would go into effect for states that do not act. "Judge Ernest McFarland of Arizona was one of four (out of 13) who dissented. They say each state should be allowed to decide for itself what kind of gnn controls are right, witli- out federal intervention. OLD GLORY ON MOON The United Slates flag, placed on the surface of moon, is shown in this picture taken from inside the lunar module. The astro- nauts' footprints can also be scon on the surface.________________________ The Commission's report esti- mates there are 24 million hand guns owned hy private U.S. citi- zens. Sales of hand guns have gone up 400 per cent since 19G2. Homicide involving guns has in- creased 50 per cent, since 1954. ami handguns arc the principal firearm used in crime. Just as this report was made public, the FBI released testi- mony given by Director J. Edgar Hoover before Congress last April: There were 76 law- enforcement officers killed by Criminal action in MG7. And 72 per cent were killed with hand Plane Hunt Ended; It Crashed in Calif. Transit System Finances Asked WASHINGTON Mayors and transit experts from -the nation's traffic-choked cities appealed today for a billion fund to finance vast new rail and bus systems. 'Witnesses before the Senate subcommittee on housing and urban affairs depicted urban strangulation caused by in- creasing numbers of private antos which pollute the air and clog the Pittsburgh Mayor Joseph AT. Rarr representing the National League of Cities and the Con- ference of Mayors, testified in support of a bill by Sen. Harri- son A. Williams, D-N..T., to establish a national trust fund for mass transit similar to the one which financed the Inter- state Highway System. Inside The Sun Comics Crossword Editorial Markets Two' Wisconsin couples, miss- ng since June 24th when their Cessna 182 flew over Yuma. lave been found dead in the wreckage of their craft. Yuma nas been the center of the search. The small private plane, was found on a. mountainside bo- Iween Corona Del Mar and l.agnna Beach on the Irvin? Ranch, two miles inland from Highway 101. On Board The victims were Lloyd II. PolenberK; his wife, Wilma; both of Columbus, Wise.; Rich- ard A. Olson, 33, and his wife, Lucy, both of Rio. Wise the children, mudc. The couples had going to Disneyland calls were sibly leaving the U.K. and taking Mexico. discussed and pos- Olson was the reported pilot o the craft. The cause of plane HI the bus trip into Wellton Lad Was Victim Of Heat Stroke A death, certificate Brian Peterson, 4, the crash is under investigation by the Fed- eral Aviation Administration. Dick Uruchurtu of the KAA Flight Service here, said the Wisconsin -couples were flying without a fligiil plan, and that contributed to the delay in find- left Rio on ing them. The group had June 21st and had boen briefed at Oklahpma City on the 22nd. The pilot is reported to have phoned his mother in Rio from El Paso. Then they flew over Yuma and disappeared. 10 Children Between the two couples, they leave 10 children. The Poten- berg's have six. The Polenberg'i babysitter reported that Mrs. Potcnbcrg said they would be hack in seven days if the weather permitted. Otherwise, they might return in 10 days. She also said that Mrs. Polen- berg was going to call home every other night to check on for Garj Welllon showing death by asphyxia from a heat stroke has beei received by Justice of the Peace Erscl C. Byrd. Judge Byrd said on autopsj had been performed but he docs not expect to receive the report for several days. The Pclcrson boy was fount dead about p.m. in an auto at Wellton last Thursday. Al windows were rolled tip, but th< closed doors were not locked. Cameras May Reveal Mars Life Forms PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Mariner 6 has clicked its earner s at Mars, snapping and stor ng for transmission to earth to night (lie first 33 of a long series of pictures which may show vhether life can exist on the red planet. The space probe look ils first .jbotograph at p.m. PDT Monday. Scientists said th :amera was working well. Mariner G was scheduled to start transmitting the pictures more than 58 million miles to earth at p.m. today. Vice President Spiro T. Ag- new, who as head of the Presi- dent's Space Advisory Council advocates manned exploration of. Mars, arranged to be ai the Jut Propulsion Laboratory to watch the photographs come in. The same radio commands which activated the cameras also started instruments de- signed to measure the surface temperature of Mars and to analyze the chemical make-up of its thin atmosphere. LUNAR WALK Apollo 11 Astronaut Noil Armstrong backs away from the lunar module as he begins his moon walk July 20lh. A huge shadow of the LM is cast on the moon's surface. (NASA Photos via AP Exposure of Germ-Free Mice Moon's Dust Is Delayed To JIM-STROTIISIAN Associated 1'n'ss Writer SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) Researchers loday de- layed until Wednesday the first treatment of germ-free mice with moon dust to determine if lunar organisms exist, which could threaten life on earth. They had hoped to start the process today, hut officials re- ported more time was needed for preparation, including grimi- ng the lunar soil samples into uniform size for the experi- ments. Tiie opening of a second of rocks returned by the Apollo 11 astronauts was delayed by a rip in a glove that technicians use to reach into a glass-en- caspd vacuum chamber. The oilier layer of the three- right bond glove was lorn while removing samples from the first box. If cut all the way through, outside air could fcep in and ruin the vacuum, or lu- nar organisms, if present, could leak out. A new outer covering was being placed on the glove today and work in the chamber was expected to resume late in the day. Meanwhile, scientists study- ing rocks gathered on the moon i.-p. w n NEW VOKK (AT) announced it will rcbronilcnal the Apollo II moon picture's nn a. special at p.m. Ynmn lime Tuesday. Photographs taken by Mar- iner fi of .Mars will lie tulc- viscd on NIK) :it p.m., CUS ut p.m. anil p.m. and AHC nt p.m. and p.m. Tuesday, all times Yuma Time. -y, lif.in'jM LUC t. e, n by the Apollo 11 astronauts say the evidence is overwhelming that the lunar plains were creat- ed hy lava flows. They also said mysterious black dust clinging to the out- side of the rocks contains a high percentage of lustrous glass-like spheres that may havc rained down on the moon after a me- tror plowed into the surface. The experiment with the mice moon dust into the animals blood, spray it in the air the breathe and put it in their food If III If the mice come down wit an illness which cannot be ex plained or controlled between now and the time the astro- nauts' tiuarantine period is to erxl Aug. II, the spacemen and H other people with them will have to remain untouchables for a longer time. Similar studies will be made later using plants, insects, hu- man tissue cultures and sea creatures. Excitement among research- ers examining moon dust and rocks was focused on prelimi- nary findings of the material's physical properties, including a real scientific surprise -that up In one-third of the moon dust is composed of the glass-like spheres. The tiny range in color from dark brown to resulted from "condensation of a gas or created hy the impact of Top Saigon Aides Fly To Bangkok liy FRANK COII.MIKK Associated Cress BANGKOK (AIM President Nixon will visit South Vietnam Wednesday and confer with President Nguyen Van Thieu, rcstwnsiblc sources reported today. Details of Nixon's visit to the war zone were shrouded in se- curity precautions, and White House spokesmen would give no confirmation. But neither would they deny the report. It was exacted that the President would be in Vietnam only a few hours. Meanwhile, Nixon's lop mili- tary and diplomatic officials in Saigon flew to Bangkok today to review the situation in Viet- nam with the President. Conferences After morning and luncheon onfcrences with Thailand's coders on Southeast Asian so- urity and U.S.-Thai relations, N'ixon scheduled tin afternoon cview of the Vietnam war with J.S. Ambassador Ellsworth. Bunker and Gen. Crcighton W. Abrams Jr., the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam. Nixon has said these talks Will influence his thinking or. iiirther withdrawals of U.S. troops and his assessment of the battlefield lull in Vietnam, now in iis sixth week. Abrams told newsmen as he left Saigon the lull could be due to enemy preparations for an- other offensive, "lack of capa- bility on the enemy's or an .attempt by Hanoi to de- escalate the war, but "I don't think anyone really knows." Thanat Khoman, Thai foreign minister, told newsmen after and Prime Minister Thanom Kitfikachorn met with Nixon that the American president "stressed the U.S. commitment to all obligations it has with Thailand" and promised to sup- port and assist Thailand in pro- viding the necessary equipment to realize its national goals. Thanat said Thai officials em- phasized to Nixon that "the Thai ijcople are conscious of their responsibility to maintain their independence and freedom with their meteor." Dr. Clifford Romney Wants Space Given Lower Priority SEATTLE (AP) Two mem- bers of President Nixon's cabi- net have called for a lower priority for space expenditures, but Vice President Spiro T. Ag- ncw says he still believes the nation should aim to put a man on Mars in this century. "We should stop Riving space a No. 1 Secretary of Housing and Urban Develop- ment George Romney fold newsmen after the opening ses- sion of the Western Governors' Conference Monti ay. Secretary of Health, Educa- tion ami Welfare Robert Finch said space officials "will have to show, much greater budget- ary restraint than has been the ease in the past." called for to inject iFrondcil of Harvard University. strength." But 1st Cotton Bale Honor Won by Jim Weeks The first bale of cotton in .Chamber of Commerce, said he iVuma County weighed in at '102', fell that it ihp first bale this libs, yesterday at p.m. hi I year had also been handpickec Ithe Somerton Gin. ill would have been retried Grower Jim Weeks, of Somer- j earlier, maybe earlier than last ton, snid he machine-picked about 12 acres on a field he-j ls n cel livi't-n county Kith and 17th streets on Avenue E. j Thanat said they also told him the Thai people hope that coun- tries with mutual interests, like the United States, will help them with equipment adequate to tight aggression effectively. Thanat said Nixon told them he was pleased with Thai policy and the measures Thailand has taken to defend itself against Communist aggression, particu- arly to protect villagers in emote areas. tificatc to be used for a major appliance or furniture for the home. And the second prize i a S250 certificate used for the same purposes. To he eligible for the seconc !fe picked more cotton than he needed for the first bale, .he said, and the rest of the i cotton was ginned into a second within 48 hours afte [bale weighing 249 ihs. jmp [irst js reported. Tile variety of cotton he j----------------------- prixe, the grower has to repor [picked was the Delta Pine-16. j Co'tcn on Cotton Vic-tor Cotton, head I First Bale committee FIRST BALE Jim Weeks of Somerton, watches as ginner Alvin Wright weighs the first bale his bale of cotton in Yuma County. A( p.m. yes- terday when it was weighed, the bale tipped the Somerton Yuco Gin scales at 462 Ibs. (Sun Staff of the of the j I Yuma County Chamber of Com- mercc-, explained that the rules i had been changed somewhat this year. Last year's first bale was jhandpickcd. This year the first bale had to be machine picked and weigh at least 436 Ibs. I Also, he added, the same I grower is not eligible two years I in a row. This year in addition i to Yuma County, the Bard area was also eligible. I-ist Year year's first bnle was handpickcd and reported on July 17th. Jim Bjoinstad, of the When You See Bargain, Buy It OKT.AHOMA CITY, Okla. Troy Still, service station operator, knows a bargain be sees it. Troy started u gas war with a nciphTwrinK station Monday liy cultinp; his gasoline price to 21 cents a gallon. ills competitor, Ed Pember- ton, nxcil his price to 11.9 L-enls n gallon. Anil Troy? "I took my truck across the street and hail him till he said... Poll Indicates Voters Prefer Kennedy Stay BOSTON" (AP) The Boston Jbbe said today that 78 per cent of the 517 Massachusetts voters questioned1 in a telephone favored Sen. Edward M. Kennedy remaining in his Sen- ate seat. A copyright story on the sur- vey also said S4 per cent of a representative sample of the Massachusetts public approve of the way Kennedy is handling himself in his job as senator. Five per cent disapproved and t! per cent had no opinion. The Globe said trained inter- viewers from the Becker Re- search Corp. talked with the 517 Massachusetts residents. 18 years or older, between 3 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday. THE WEATHER Highest yesterday Lowest ttiii morning S6 TonifK-ralure at 11 a.m. today 07 humidity at ti a.m. Go'iS ainfall Trace Average high this daV 1D7 Avenge low this dnte 80 FORECAST to Wednesday night: Variable cloudiness through Wednesday with a slight chance of thunder showers. Gusty winds near ihunder showvrs. Hlsh this ntter- noon MM. U.w tailsht S3. HlRh Wednesday 103. Sunset Sunrise
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