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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1969, Yuma, Arizona Editor's Notebook Ramparts OfJello In Senate By JONES OSBORN "Towel's of of That's what an angry Now York business consultant called the United Stales stna- l o r s who h e 1 ped to water down the tax re- f oi r m bill which was ap- proved yester- day in the Senate. Pros Nixon was mad, too. He said he woulc veto it, if it is laid on his desk in the same form as it passed the Senate. One tax specialist sai.-; the changes made to the tax bii: would benefit the middle class and the, vith, but rot the poor who need help the most. Tax reform is important in itself. The average American is willing to pay his taxes, heavy as they are, !f he feels the other fellow is paying m's fai. share, too. But when he gets the idea that the rich and fh_ well-to-do are getting tax breaks at his expense, he is no longer willing to support the system. That yeiy feeling brought lalk of a taxpayers's revolt, a year ago. YUMA Vol. 26 Per Copy lOc 18 Pages Yiima, Arizona, Friday, December 1969 Phone 783-3333 ARIZONA 234 Tax Bill Sent to Conference But there is another side to tax reform. That is, we mus halt Inflation. The 10 per cen surtax was one attempt to slop it. But it was too late and too Inflation still rolls on a than ii per cent annua -rMe. Savings and pensions and "Insurance, policies and nest of all kinds are being rejpdert. The effective cost of bank loan to the best and credit-worlhy corporate 'customer is now over 10 per TcSnt a .year. this is no time to fuel to inflation by handing SgjLt more tax benefits than you in, via tax reform. "3t's Christmas time, alright. 'But this is not the time to load TtKe tree with tax Rifts for those ;wno don't need in such .a-way as to increase the pres- r c of inflation. Both of Arizona's senators .Barry. Goldwater and Paul Fannin correctly opposed the bill in its present form. Welcome, Winter Visitors! At Desert Holiday Mobile Park: Mr. and Mrs. John N. West, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. At Wyoming Tr. Park: .Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Burg- hart, Clay Center, Ncbr. At Desert Holiday Mobile Park: Mr. and UK. S.P. Jones, Klarnnlh Falls, Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Ermey,, Wash. At Yuma OverniqM Trailer Park: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shirtz, Taylor, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Lester E. Wechtcr, Medina, N.Y. THE WEATHER Highest yesterday 67- this mornnff 42 Temperature at H a.m. today Relative humidity at It a.m. 323 AveraKe low this dats 42 FP'SECAST to Saturday night: Variable hlsh claudincss through Snlurd.iy. Slightly warmer tcmpera- Jlurps. Hich this afternoon 73. Low :tonight 45. HiRh Saturday 75. Sunset Sunrise BULLETIN! Snake Sought WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE A couple from Cannon Beach, Ore., didn't have to follow the sign to the beach as the beach came to them during a storm this morning. High tides and heavy rains sent water cascading across the main street of this Oregon coastal community. (AP Killing VC Sympathizers j Yunui Ooiinly Sheriff's Dep- i lilies are otill combing tlu- Crystal Hills area, 8-! miles north of Yuma, for a man who reportedly used a band r.'itiio to summon ai'i. The signal from the man who said he had been bitten by a rattlesnake, was picked up in Alaska, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee, California and Texas Thursday. Calls were made to the local sheriff's office and the search was started. Included in Hie search was an Arizona Highway Patrol helicopter. "Nothing definite has come up." said Lt. Dale -Freeman Ihis morning. "We are not sure it was a real distress call." Several sheriff's units are continuing the search but the {helicopter has returned to Phoe- nix pending more Information. Mrs. Pearl Jackson, Decatur, ni.. said yesterday she heard call saying, "Oh. helicopter, piense come back." The caller apparently was referring to the sonrch helicopter. The reason (he radio signal was heard over such a large nvea was an atmospheric phe- nomenon called skip. By GEORGE BOWEN -BAOiTiMORK (AP) A re- by 'two former Armyi ieutonanls stating they were in-: tructed to hire mercenaries to! rill Viet Cong male or female civilians of any is being brought to' ho attention, of U.S. senators. Tile statement also-said the officers were told that frequent 'resort to the most extreme brms of tiirture was neces- They said they were assigned o the "Phoenix vhich, they were informed, 'sought to accomplish through capture, intimidation, climina- -ion and assassination what the United States up to this time, vas unable to accomplish hrough the, conventipnal use of military power, i.e. to win the var." The statement is on file in he U.S. District Court for Maryland in behalf of the ieutenants who sought and ob- :ained Army discharge as con- scientious objectors. At School Francis T. Reitemeycr and Michael J. Conn were attending combat intelligence school at Ft. Holahird in Baltimore when they sought discharge after re- ceiving orders for Vietnam last December and January. William 11. Zinman, their Baltimore lawyer, said Thurs- day he is sending a copy to several senators of a statement ire had filed last Feb. 14. .It was a written offer to prove that instruction to each officer, tllal he "might actually be re- quired to maintain a kill quota" of 50 Viet Cong sympathizers a month helped "crystalline" their "abhorrance to participa- lion in war in any form." Reitemeyer and Cohn, both about 25 years old, were not called to testify under oath on their allegations of hiring killers because Judge Frank A. Kaufman decided they had sup- ported their conscientious objector claims without it. Now in Vietnam Zinman snid Reifemeyer and Cohn were in a class of 48 of- ficers at Ft. Holabird and presumably most of the others now are in Vietnam. The statement said they were officially instructed they were to be American advisers in the "Phoenix Program" when they arrived in Vietnam. The paper for each petitioner continued: "The 'Phoenix Program' was described to him as a policy of the United States govern- ment which sought the elimina- tion and destruction of the Communist 'infra structure' in South Vietnam. "Your petitioner was in- formed that he would be one of many Army officers des- ignated os an adviser whose function it was to supervise and to pay with funds from an undisclosed source 18 mercen- aries, probably Chinese, none of whom would be officers or enlisted men of the U.S. mili- tary, who would be explicitly directed by him and other ad- visers to find, capture, and-or kill as many Viet Corjg and Viet CODE sympathizers within a piven number of small villages as was possible under, the circumstances. Male or Female 'Viet Cong were meant tc sympathizers include any male or''femaie civilians of any age in a position of authority or influence in the village who were politically loyal or simply agreement with the Viet Cong or their objectives. "The petitioner was officially advised by the lecturing United States Army officers, who ac- tually recounted from their own experiences in the field, that the petitioner, as an American adviser, might actually be re- quired to maintain a 'kill quota' of 50 bodies a month. "Young petitioner was further informed at this intelligence school that he was authorized to adopt any technique or em- ploy any -means through his mercenaries, which was cal- culated to find and ferret ou the Viet Cong of the Viet Cong sympathizers. "Frequently, as related byj the lecturing off jeers, resort toj the most extreme forms of for-; Body Found In Channel A' liody-found- in- the bypass channel near Mo'rclbs Dam'this morning has been 'tentatively identified as'Allen Dial, H tran- sient 30'si Henry 'Smith, a 'winter visitor from Flint, Mich, discovered the body about a'.m. today while he was fishing in the channel. Deputy Joe Aguilar reported condition of Ihe body indi- cates it had been in'the water at least.five days. The investigation is continu- ing into the cause of death. The body was taken to Dixon's Yuma Mortuary. A social security card In Dial's name was found on the Iwdy and investigators believe Dial has been booked several times by Yuma Police. The description of the body matches that of Dial! Inside The Sun Churches 18 Comics ......................._......... 13 Crossword............................. g Editorial ................._............... 4 Markets.................................. 2 Movies .....-.._......................... 12 Sports 10, 11 Women_____.........................u JEN1K Jenie, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilpin, 568 20th Place, is participating in contest for crown of 1970 Silver Spur Rodeo Queen. A senior at Kofa High, she plans to attend Arizona Western College. Gilpin's Welding is her sponsor. The queen will be annouhced during the Dec. 20th Rodeo Dance, at the Jaycee Clubhouse, according to the contest chairman, George Sybrant. ________ (Sun Staff Police Pressure Has Black Panthers Reeling r; By KKN JOHN'.S: I.'ANO WASHINGTON (AP) Self- exiled Blackr Panther Eldridse Cleaver is seeking' lo' 'arrange his return'to the United'Slates where his armed 'revolutionary under [Wlice hurting for 'leader- ship. Twenty-four hours after two Panthers were stain in a bhoot- out wilh Ciiicago sources said Cleaver contacted U.S. dip- lomatic officials in Algiers and asked for a passport to return to America where he is wanted on a fugitive warrant. Cleaver didn't gel the pass- port, Hie sources added, hut in later discussions was told he could get a certificate of idenli- ly thut would altav him lo (rav- el to the United Stales. Signs As Cleaver was making the inquiries in Algiers, signs were mounting in America that the Panthers are revolutionaries on the ropes. On Monday, a police raid on Panther headquarters in Los Angeles.resulted in a four-hour gun battle that left three police- men and three.Panthers wound- ture was necessary.' COMING IN MAIL: Camper Owners Must Declare for Tax Here By JOHN BAITIN The Yuma Daily Sun Motor vehicle registration slips will be moiled Dec. 29th by County Assessor Otis Shipp. For Ihose persons owning pickups, a new slip will he included in the envelope. Tt will be a declaration on a truck- mounted camper. You might have guessed thc-re will bo a tax on campers. In by February Both the camper declaration slip and th? motor vehicle registration slips must be in th'c assessor's office or postmarked in Febiuary, otherwise a flat penally of will be added to motor vehicle registration tees. Shipp said there will be th-jn renewal registration slips mailed this year, plus camper declaration slips. Last year, there were over registration slips. You'll receive a license sticker to vali- date your motor vehicle license for 1970. For the camper, you'll receive a decal. The camper declaration is being sent out because mobile home owners complained about being taxed for owning mobile homes, and because all proper- ty in the state is subject to taxation, according. to Shipp and (he Department Proper- ty Valuation. The only properly exempted is tliat specifically slated in the constitution. Property specifi- cally exempt is slate, federal and municipal property, chari- table properly, religious proper- ty used for worship and de- clared veterans and widows ex- emptions. The personal properly tax on household goads was voted out by the people in 1958. The law relating to all otlwr property is still in effect, rompers included. Law Requires Further, the law requires that owners declare certain property when asked to do so by the stale. .Failure to do so is a misrtcamenor. Enforcement of the law comes under the county attorney, according to Jack (Turn to Page 2, Col., 3, Please) cd. A' score of Panthers were ar- re'sled'. Two well known -Panther lead P. Newton and by were in jail. Stokeley Carnilchac-r quit tlii pai-ly last summer. Oilier piirty leaders are dead. Dave Hilllard Panther chief of staff, faces trial on a charge of Ihreatenins (he life of President Nixon. If Cleiivcr returns to Califor- nia, he faces imprisonment as parole violator and for jumping bail on charges of assault wilh intent lo kill a'ld assault with a deadly weapon. But the deepen- ing Pnnlhcr-pollcc crisis pre- sumably has increased pressure on him lo ijive up his self-pro- claimed exile. Black leaders say Ihe police raids have brought, an upsurge in pro-Panllier sympathy, yet the Panlhors are without the widely kncsvn le.idercs neded to lake full advantage of the silua lion. latest The Ciiicago and Los Angeles raids were the latest in a series of police aclions that the Pan thers say have resulted In 28 Panther figure th Panthers failed to documen and which Justice Dcpartmen officials say is exaggerated. But the frequency and intensi ly of Ihe clashes are seen bj some as having an impact on America's ghettos more pro- found than anything Panfhers could muster wilh fheir M.irxis ideology and weapon-wielding j ways. Panlher lawyer Charles Gar- ry of San Francisco says Ihe in- cidenls add up to a campaign of genocide on the Black Panther party." Senate Oks It by Vote Of 69-22 By JOK JIAI.T, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has overwhelmingly passed its veto-threatened tax reform bill, sending it to a conference committee where House members wait with their own quite different version. The conference committee has a heavy, chore in reconciling Ihe but lending members of both delegations say they ex- pect to come up with a compro- mise President Nixon can sign. Tile Senate, which ended al- most a fortnight of debate by approving the bill 69-22 Thurs- day afternoon, sparked Nixon's ire by providing n 15 per cent increase In Social Security bene- fits nnd .1 boost in personal in- come tax exemptions from J600 to No The House bill makes no pro- iston for cither matter, al- hough that chamber is consid- ring a separate Social Security roposal. Opponents railed vaJnly igalnst the bill Thursday, charging its differences between ax relief and revenue gain amount to more'than 55 billion and is fiscally irresponsible. It was this cost that Nixon cited when ho said he will veto the bill it it's unchanged. However, It seems certain thff 15 per cent Social Security bene- fit boost, and many olhdr of the tax breaks will bo retained ci- ther in, the-tax bill or In sep- arate legislation. The Senate bill raises the present personal deduction to 5700 In 1970 and 5900 In 1971. The House version provides a cut in Income tax rates begin- ning in 1371. fay Git Nixon contends a tax cut in 1970 would hurt his fight against inflation and would take too much out of the Treasury. The Senate's 15 per cent increase in Social Security benefits and a provision raising the minimum payment from 555 a month per individual to 5100 both exceed the President's suggested total 10 per cent increase in benefits. Another major difference, but (Turn to Page 2, Col. 3, please) tit HOSPITALIZED Virgiriia O'Hanlon- Douglas, 80, is in a Hudson, N.Y. hospital only two weeks before Chrislmas. She gained fame when she wrote a-letter to a newspaper asking if there really was a Santa Claus. The famous' editorial, "Yes, Virginia, is a Santa Claus." resulted. (AP Fann'm Votes No on Tax Reform WASHINGTON (AP) Ari- zona's two Republican senators opposed the tax reform and relief bill Thursday but one approved of the removal of some of its costliest amend- ments. Sen. Paul Fannin, .voted- In favor of removing several amendments from the tax re- form bill. Sen. Barry Goldwater was absent. The measure was rejected by a GO-31 vote. Fannin voted ag.ilnst the tax reform and tax relief bill. The measure was approved 69-22. j Sen. Barry Goldwater was ab- sent but paired his vote with Sen. Stevens of Alaska. Paired voles are used to denote oppos- ing positions of senators when cne or both are absent. Phoenix Murders Off 21 Per Cent PHOENIX (AP) _ Crime in most categories incrcased-again in Pncenix and Tucson during the first three quarters of 1959, according to FBI statistics. There were some bright spots. Phoenix shewed a 21 per cent decrease in murder and a slight reduction in cases of larceny. Tucson showed a drop in lar- ceny and auto theft. But all other categories show- ed increases. Nationally, there was an over- all 11 per cent increase in crime and a 12 per cent jump In crimes of violence. Reported rape cases were up 17 per cent. Reported murder eases in Tucson almost .doubled during the first nine months of fh< vear, from 7 in 15fi8 lo 13 in Phoenix police reported 132 forcible rape cases, compared to 86 during the same period of a 45 per cent increase. Tucson reported a 12 per cent increase in rape, from 161 to 181 reported cases. Rohhery in Phoenix increased from 742 reported cases to 818; aggravated assault jumped from 99-1 to burglary from 691 to and auto theft from to Larceny declined from to In Tucson, aggravated assault cases rose from 224 to 268; and burglary increased from 2.27-1 to Larceny cases' declined from to and aulo thelt dropped from to 943.