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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1970, Yuma, Arizona SUN .and ARIZONA SENTINEL SUN-61st Issue, 66th Year 16 Pages 10 Cents Yuma, Arizona, Friday, January 23, 1970 Phone 783-3333 SENTINEL 266th Issue, 95th Year By JONES OSBORN A Steady Diet Of Violence Does a steady diet (if vio- lence in the enterlauimunt have any effect on those who view it? BANK FORECASTS Yuma Population Jump llllllllllllHlllMllilllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllBIIMIIIIIIIrtnWIIHIIIIIHIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIM The Hollywood Reporter, voice of the int'iil world, une duy lust week put a headline story on its front page: "URGE ACTION ON TV VIOLENCE." Their story WHS based on the voluminous reixjrl of a task force for the National Cum- mission of Causes and Preven- 1 linn of Violence. The report was entitled, "Violence iind the Media." As fur the adverse impact of violence programming <m TV, the report said thai the weight of social science supports the belief that television mayhem "does harm to the individual and to the society." It explains how: "Long-term exposure tti mass media iHirlrayuls of vio- may nuiltc audience insensitive or emo- tionally neutral to response to real acts of violence, making the audience more to use violence and to passively to- lerate violence bvothei's." People9 Needs Beds "Up with needs accommodations for 50 more student entertainers that will be coming to Yuma Monday. "We're over half way reports John Donica of the publicity staff. "And since we must type the completed arrangements and wind up a few other details this weekend, we would like to have all our host families signed up today if possible." Hosts will be asked to provide breakfast each morn- ing and dinner on two nights of Cast B's three day stay. The "Up with office at 782-4841 or 782- 2225 urges anyone who thinks they might like one or more guests to call them for complete information. And if you are unable to be a host but know of someone else who might, please contact them. The really big show comes off Wednesday, Jan. 28th in Post Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets to The Yuma Daily Sun-sponsored attraction are on sale at most drug stores. niiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiuiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiMitimviimmtiiiiiiiiii Race Board Pushed To Probe Tracks Well, if there is anything we do not need, it is a more passive apathetic citizenry. What we need is more active participa- tion by everyone in shaping a less violent, more le-spunsible 'and more hmnniiitiinan mode life in America. Coili- mission "The American public, cspc- 'cially parents, should become informed abunl the cffeul.t of their own and their children's intense and prolonged expo- snnre In mans media portrayals of violence. Thcpiiblic, lou, has responsibility, tutd should its lights to lutvc a vtn'ce v in what is hrotiftcfisl on the air ____ The task force report also the TV industry for -ipromising, but not delivering, in violence pro- gramming over the years. "In testifying the commis- sion, the industry again asked for move time. We hope they will put it to belter use than they did in the past." (Turn to Page 2, Please) PHOENIX Ari- zona Racing Commission should seek funds from the slate legislature for an inves- tigation of owners of Arizona dog and horse Iracks, Atty. Gen. Gary Nelson says. Nelson, in a letter to the Ari- zona Racing Commission, sug- gested that the commission either conduct, the probe of the New York-based Emprise Corp., or turn the matler over lo a grand jury. Nelson noted lhal an inves- tigation' bv his office "did not specific facts in- dicating past or present cri- minal activitv." iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiii Inside The Sun Churches......................16 Comics..........................II Crossword....................10 Editorial.........................4 Markets..........................2 Movies...........................10 Sports.........................8, 9 Women............................5 Emprise, of Buffalo, N.Y., is a substantial stockholder in six of the seven dog racing cor- porations. It holds mortgages on all six dog tracks in the slate and has control of Pres- cott Downs horse track and Die defunct Tucson Rillitn track and Phoenix Trotting Park. There were early indications the commission would get funds for an investigation, if requested. "If wisdom calls for the state to make an investiga- tion that requires public monies. I think they should be said House Speaker John Haugh, R- Pima. "If there's any question at all about this firm, they (legis- lators) ought to give the said Senate President William Porter, R-Maricopa. Predict Here In Next Five Years DOWN IT FALLS This building behind McDonald's on 2nd Street east of Main is being razed in the demolition program in connection with the downtown parking program. John Nabours, 1737 10th Avenue, a sales clerk at McDonald's, stands'amid the wreckage and looks trie demolition over. (Sun Staff Photo) IN ARIZONA LEGISLATURE: Senate Sets Final Vote On Easing School Budgets The population of Yuma County will grow to in another five years, an increase of 25 per cent, according to a forecast revealed today by Val- ley National Bank. The VNB further sees Yuma County population at by the year 1985. That would be an increase of 46 per cent. These forecasts were pub- lished in the bank's monthly report on the Arizona econ- omy. The source of their fore- casts is the Unemployment Compensation Division of the Employment Security Com- mission of Arizona. The bank said the forecast depends upon two factors. One, that the migration of people from other states will continue as it has during the past 10 years; and two, that the fer- tility rate of Arizonans will in- crease "moderately." They did not explain what a "moderate" increase amounted to. The bank said Arizona's po- pulation increased last year (1969) at a rate nearly triple that of the nation as a whole. According to the U.S. Bureau of Ihe Census, the projected population growth rate for Ari- zona is greater than it is for any other state except Nevada. By mid-1975, Arizona is pro- jected for It is now estimated at During the past 20 years, the bank said, more than half of Arizona's population increase has come from in-migration people moving here from other stales. The bank noles that the pro- jected growth rate for Yuma County is higher than for Maricopa or Pima, the two lar- gest counties in the state. Here are the projected growth rates for all three: PER CENT OF GAIN FORECAST ___ 1975 19S5 Yuma.......................25% 46% Maricopa Co..........24% 41% Pima 40% The bank also revealed some other interesting facts about the population of Yuma Persons with Spanish last names comprise 21 per cent of the total population. The racial breakdown is as fol- lows: Caucasian (excluding Span- ish Caucasian with Spanish sur- names 13.050 Allolhers............................395 Forecasts Differ, But All Promise Growth HOMER'S ODYSSEY ByLESSCHLANGEN PHOENIX (AP) Bills to relax the 6 per cent limitation on school budget increases and strengthen state control over property valuations were among those up for a final vote today in the Arizona Senate. The Senate tentatively ap- proved these and other bills Thursday in its first floor de- bate of the current session. But a proposal to raise the interest rate on sale of state land from 5 to 7 per cent was sidetracked after being tagged IIIINIllllllllllllllimilllllllllllllllNHIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIHIHIIKIIIIIrillMimilllllllUg with a floor amendment that The chief executive of Em- prise, Jerry Jacobs, has said "We're as clean as clean can in response to allegations that, his father, Louis Jacobs, has had business dealings with the underworld. I I i Harmony I Gals Sing Saturday HER BABV-SITTER DIDN'T SHOW UP AT THE LAST IrVj lion for Jloiwr'i OOTM Miil them er. Therms Yunu. Ai Yuma will be flooded with harmony tomorrow night as the Hi Jollv Chapter of Sweet Adelines becomes hostess for the Region 11 "Desert West Song Fest." More than 250 women from 35 chapters in Southern Cali- fornia, Arizona and Nevada will present the show at 8 p.m. in the Post Auditorium. Tick- ets will be available at the door. Among the quartets will be regional winners and interna- tional finalists. The re- gional winners will also appear. Those regional winners were the Phoenix Kachina Chorus, first; the San Diego Chorus second; and the Verdugo Hill Chorus, third. Illllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Welcome, Winter Visitors! Al Shady Acres: Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dri- scoll, Wintcrsville, Ohio At Yuma Overnight Trailer Park: Mr. and Mrs. Torkel- son, Salem, Oregon. would allow the rate to range from 5 to 8 per cent. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiinuiiiniiimiiiiHiHt The final vote on the school budget limitation bill was put over until Monday today after it was discovered that a para- graph defining limits of tran- sportation for pupils was miss- ing. Sen. Harold C. Giss of Yuma made Ihe discovery. lllimlllllllllllllllllllliNllllllllllllllllllllllllli Sens. Dave Kret, R- Maricopa, and Boyd Tenney, R-Yavapai, were the principal duelists in the land sales bill, placed on the urgent list by Gov. Jack Williams. Kret suc- ceeded in pinning on the floor amendment by arguing that a sliding rate with a higher ma- ximum was the only sensible course in the current money market. Tunney, chairman of the Li- vestock and Agriculture Com- mittee, had worked with Kret on the bill and felt the floor amendment weakened, it. The Giss Returns To His Desk Phoenix Senate Min- ority Leader Harold G. Giss, D-Yuma, returned lo .his desk today after an absence of near- ly two weeks. Giss, still pale but looking much fitter, said, "I'm feeling fine and the doctors think I'll be able to stay out of the ho- spital." He was hospitalized for treatment of a condition de- scribed as fluid in the Cause of the ailment was not disclosed, and Giss said x-ray findings had turned out nega- tive. so it could have been the result of a virus ailment. IHIinillllllllllllllllllimillllllMllninillllfflt THE WEATHER Senate backed his motion to return the bill to his committee for further study. Two other bills of prime im- portance lo school districts also won tentative approval in Thursday's debate. One would permit schools to operate 12 months of the year at the op- tion of their school boards and the second provides for a spe- cial assessment on properties lying outside school districts. The special assessment, amounting to 25 cents per valuation, would apply mainly to utilities, pipeline companies and railroads. The population forecasts for Yuma County by Valley Na- tional Bank are large larger percentage-wise than either Maricopa or Pima Counties but at the same time they are substantially below the fore- cast made late last year by a Los Angeles consulting firm. The firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson Mendenhall (DMJM) was employed in Fe- bruary of'1969 by the Yuma County Planning Commission. They produced a 117-page re- port on the economy of Yuma County which became a part of the county's comprehensive plan. In their report DMJM made several population projections for Yuma County. All of them were substantially higher than those revealed yesterday by Valley National Bank. The VNB said their figures came from the Unemployment Compensation Division of the Employment Security Com- mission of Arizona. The DMJM firm arrived at their own forecasts based on a variety of studies. DMJM ad- mitted in its report that, "By the year 1985 the projection of this study is higher than that of any of the other well recog- nized sources of prognostica- tions." Both forecasts place Yuma County's population as of 1969 al about But for 1975, DMJM fore- casts a population of or 39 per cent, while the bank pre- dicts or a gain of 25 per cent. For 1985, DMJM forecasts or an increase of 142 per cent, while the bank esti- mates or a gainof 46 per cent. Yuman Heading New Arizona Fair Assn. Wnlterm ya fltureat today e humidity it 1 1 a FORECAST lo ntjtit: Ccnadtmblf Will tVxKiinm ihjoudi Silut. diy Riwiy ind coolCT noi, Gustly -ra-.d. KMi laph ISA tto -Jlcmain 77. SO. Hijt Salui.'-xy 73. Suwt 6 03 Sunrifc; A Yuma man has been elect- ed president of the Arizona Fair Assn. Frank Deason, executive se- cretary of the Yuma County Fair, was elected to head the group at its organizational meeting last Friday. Joining in the state group were all 13 county fairs, including Yuma, the Northern Yuma County Fair and two Indian Fairs. Also a member is the Arizona State Fair. Deason, reporting the elec- tion to his own board Wednes- day night, said that this joins all the fairs in the state in an organization for the first time. "It will allow us to borrow needed items from the State Fair and from each other. Also it will help us exchange infor- mation concerning commercial exhibitors, carnival scheduling and operation. Rex Leonard, president of the Yuma Co. Fair Board, said, "I feel it is a great honor to have Frank as the state presi- dent." Floyd Estes, past presi- dent of the local board, said the organization will be of treat advantage to Yuma and would prevent the county fairs from overlapping. FRANK DEASON At the local meet, the board accepted Deason's suggestion for a theme for the 1970 Fair, "Do Your Thing at the Yuma County Fair." Dates for the five-day event are March 25-29. Deason reported that Yuma alternates with other fairs for dates on the Arizona-Southern California circuit and that this is the first time that Yuma had had to take Easter Week. But Yuma must keep to the sche- dule, said Deason, so that the carnivals and outdoor exhibi- tors can make the circuit. In a report to the board, Leonard said that N.J. Riebe Enterprises Inc. had the low bid on the new livestock build- ing at the fair! The footings are in for the 250-foot-long build- ing already. Contract is for The building will re- place all the old junior lives- tock pens and will also house the poultry and rabbits. The building will be dedicated on opening night. "irTanother board action, per- mission was granted to the Boy Scouts to hold their Scout-0- Rama on the fairgrounds April 17-18. Hundreds of Scouts will camp out on the grounds Fri- day night and the commercial building will be used Saturday for the Scout exhibits. Attending the Fair Board meeting were Rex Leonard, president; Jean Wisener, vice president; Jim Willis, trea- surer; Floyd Estes, past presi- dent; and members Dr. A.J. Ochsner, Dr. William Lyle, Dr. Ben Ham, I.cs Lewis, Elmer Emrick plus ex-officio member BobWerley.