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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1972, Yuma, Arizona ulie y UMA C COPY PH010 SUN- 194th Issue, 67th Year and ARIZONA SENTINEL 10 Cents 28 Pages Yuma, Arizona, lues., June 27, 1972 Telephone 783-3333 SENTINEL 89th Issue, 100th Year SALTY WATER SHUT OUT Gates Closed at Morelos Dam 1 Major Sign Changes Promised on Interstate 8 The Arizona Highway De- partment today promised to make 11 major changes in the signing of Interstate 8 in a pro- gram to help Yuma businesses recover some of the tourist business they have lost. Owners and operators of tourist service businesses along 4th Avenue expressed appreciation for the speed and cooperation of the Depart- ment. Kequests for six additional changes are being studied by the Department. Coming to Yuma from Phoenix to make the proposals were William N. Price, highway engineer, and Carlie Bowmer, traffic engi- neer.1 Since the new nine-mile seg- ment of 1-8 opened on June 7th, tourist businesses on 4th Avenue south of Ib'th Street have suffered a drastic loss of business. One major motel re- ported a 75% drop, compared to the same period last year. There was evidence that nearly all tourists, approach- ing Yuma from the east, re- main on the freeway until 16th Street, where they are forced to leave it. At 4th Avenue they are directed to turn right, or north. Hence they by-pass all tourist business situated south of IGlh Street. Motorists approaching Yuma from California also are directed to by-pass South 4th Avenue, starting at 16th Struct. Last week, .Bowmer confer- red here with the Yuma Mo- tel-Hotel Assn. and agreed that some of the signs were misleading, while others were inadequate. This morning, they made 11 proposals, as fol- lows: 1) About 11 miles east of Yuma, and two miles ahead of the first exit, install a large new sign to read: "Bus. 8, Hwy. 80; Yuma Business Route; Exit 2 Miles; Gas, Food, Lodg- ing." 2) Remove the existing sign which reads: "Yuma, Next 4 Exits; Gas, Food. Lodging." This sign is misleading because all of those four exits do not lead to gas, food and lodging. 3) One mile ahead of the first exit, install another new sign which reads: "Yuma, Exit 1 Mile; Gas, Food, Lodging." 4) A bit closer to town, in- stall a new sign which reads: "Yuma. Exit 1 Mile; Gas. Food, Lodging." 5) At the first exit, known as Exit. 9, a sign will read: "Bus. 8, Yuma; Lodging." 6) Before reaching the Araby Road exit, install a new sign to read: "Exit 7: Marine Corps Air Sla., Yuma Intl. Airport; Next Kighl." 7) 7) After taking that exit and reaching Araby Road, where there is a stop sign, in- stall a new sign to read: "Marine Corps Air Sta., Yuma Intl. Airport" with an arrow pointing left. 8) At the point where Araby Road reaches U.S. 80, install a new sign which reads: "Marine Corps Air Sta., Yuma Intl. Airport" with an arrow point- ing right. For east bound traffic, the engineers recommended these additional changes as traffic moves south on 4th Avenue approaching 16th Street: 9) About two blocks north of 16th Street change the existing sign to read: "To 1-8 East. Left eliminating the words "Phoenix and Tucson." 10) Prior to reaching 16th St.. change the existing can- tilever sign across 4th Avenue to read: "To 1-8 East, Next Left" on the first portion, eli- minating "Phoenix and Tuc- son." The second portion would read: "Bus. 8, Hwy. 80, (Turn to Page 2) INTENT ON CHANGES Yuma 4th Avenue businessmen this morning heard promises of 11 changes in signs on Interstate 8 which are designed to help make motorists aware of service on 4th Avenue south of 16th Street. Two men with bucks to camera in foreground at end of table are Sen. Harold Giss, left, and C.E. Jones. Other, clockwise around the table from Giss an1 Rep. Klwood Bradford. Loyce Warmer, Henry Bern, Kent Chris Casey. Ar- thur Johnson (standing) Jules Laury. Jim Bjornslad. Don C. Wright, Sheridan Rutledge.. Herbert 1'aikc. Joe Llewellyn, Rep. Jones Osborn (Standing) William N. Price, Carlie Bowmer, Gary Hunter and Fred U Jones. (Sunloto) July 3rd Deadline Set For San Luis Petitions The Yuma County Board of Supervisors has set July .'ird as the.final date for submitting petitions for and against the incorporation of San Luis. Incorporating the border community 30 miles south of Yuma first came before the board at their last regular meeting. At that time backers of incorporation presented a petition signed by more than two-thirds of the resident real property tax payers asking that San Luis be incorporated. Mayor Points Out Lighting City idea Mavor Thomas Allt yester- dav pointed out thai the city has been pushing a "complete lighting program throughout the whole citv for the past three years. "Actually. Arizona Public Service is about a year or so behind schedule." Mayor Allt said. Allt was referring to the ar- ticle in The Yuma Daily Sun Monday describing the light- ingprogram underway through Arizona Public Service. "The citv is anxiously awaiting to get the residential areas lighted." the mayor said. He said that had been sche- duled to be completed some time ago. "That relighting program is a city program." Allt said. "We expect to get the whole city relighted in order to cut down on accidents and make the streets safer for our citizens. However the opponents of the move presented a petition signed by 47 of the signers of the incorporation petition ask- ing that their names be taken off the petition. In addition that opponents challenged the legality of a number of the sig- natures. The matter was given to County Attorney Michael Smith for study and an opin- ion. According to a letter issued today, the Board will receive final petitions favoring and opposing the incorporation on July 3rd. The Board will then take the matter under advise- ment until it is determined weather there are enough valid signatures on the petitions and notify San Luis residents "at the earliest practical date." July 3rd is the Board's next meeting. Trusty Turns In Lost Check Mrs. Bella 'Opinsky gut her back yesterday. Mrs. Opinsky's husband, E.J., lost her retirement check already endorsed, on the grounds of the 'Yuma County Courthouse this morn- ing when he pulled some out of his pocket. When he arrived inside Ihe court- house and found the cheek was gone he returned home to make sure it hadn't been left there. Mr. and Mrs. Opinsky re- turned to Ihe courthouse and started looking with the aid of a maintenance man and one of the trusties. When they did not find it they went home and notified that the state retire- ment hoard it was missing. Mrs. Opinsky said they had just finished notifying the re- tirement board when they re- ceived word from the County Recorder's Office that Ihe check had been turned in. The finder was Lloyd R. Stenulson, one of the trusties at the Yuma County Jail. Senate Committee OKs Handgun Sales Curb Bill WASH! The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved a bill to outlaw the commercial sale of small, concealable type handguns not suitable for sporting purposes. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., was approved by a 12 to 2 vote after the committee turned down by a 9 to 5 vote a rival measure of Sen. Roman Hruska. R-Neb. Three bills offered by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., to require the registration of all firearms, or the licensing of both long guns and handguns and of only handguns were re- jected by one-sided margins. The handguns used in the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 and in the attempted assassination of Alabama Gov. George C. Wal- lace last month would IK ban- ned from sale under the legisla- tion. The shooting of Wallace during his campaign for the THE WEATHER 101 Highest yestcrdav Lowest this morning Temperature HI 11 ft-m. todny this afternoon Wednesday Lowtomght Relative U am. Average hich this ilnte Avenge low this (lute KOHKCAST In Wednesday Clear throuRh Wednesday, warmer temperatures. SunRise.VM 9G im 107 72 104 71 nifiht: Slightly 10 I 0 ONLY 0 DAYS left to REGISTER I for VOTING! Take 5 minutes to visit office of the County jiji Recorder and become :ji; eligible to vote! Yuma County 8 Court House Si Ground Floor Democratic presidential no- mination spurred action by the committee on Bayh's bill, which had been lying dormant for over a year. The only two committee members who voted agninsl approval of Bayh's bill were chairman.James 0. Eastland, D-Miss. and Sen. John L. Mc- Clellan, D-Ark. Hruska supported Bnyh's Congressmen Are Greeted In Peking TOKYO (AP) Rep. Hale Boggsof Louisiana. House ma- jority leader, and Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan. I he House Republican leader, were greeted on their arrival in China bv Chou Poi-yuan. vice- president of the Chinese Peo- ple's Institute of Foreign Af- fairs, a New China News Agency report savs. Boggs and Ford arrived in Peking Monday accompanied by a partv of 13. including their wives, the Peking broadcast said. Thev were invited bv the foreign affairs institute. At a banquet Monday night, thev talked with Kuo Mo-io, vice chairman of the standing com- mittee of the National People's Congress; Chan Hsi-io. pres- ident of the- institute, and other officials. bill after his own proposal, based on standards of safety and reliability for the sale of handguns, was defeated. Gun-control proponents ar- gued, as they have following the assassinations of other po- litical figures, that the Wallace shooting was further evidence of the need for greater restric- tions. But the National Rifle Asso- ciation, the most visible opixj- nent of restrictions, replied that new prohibitions would not keep guns out of the hands of a determined Voting with Hruska for his hill were Kastland, McClellan. and Sens. Slroni Thurmond. R-S.C., and F.dward (iiirnev. R-Fla. Kennedy's proposal to re- quire registration of all firearms rifles and shotguns as well as pistols and revolvers, was defeated by an 11 to 3 vote. Voting with Kennedy for it were Sens. John Tunney. Calif., and Hiram Kong. R- Hawaii. Rejected by votes of 10 to 4 were Kennedy proposals first to require the licensing of both long guns and hand guns and second the licensing of hand- guns onlv. Sen. Philip Hart, voted with Kennedy. Tunney and Fong for these proposals. A principal target of Bayh's bill is what is commonly known as the "Satnrdav night spe- cial." a cheap snub-nosed handgun frequently used bv criminals. Water To Come from Yuma Wells MKKK'Al.l. Mexico lAl'l Colorado Kiver flowing now inn) Mexico will be "only ofgood DM in Ca- lil'oniiM Millon C.-isiel- lanos after shuninc I lie gates Monday ill Morelix DMIII. '1'lle cerellliiny ill I 1111 fiver diversion pniiu into Mexioi oul sally water hum I lu1 Welliiin-Mohawk Irrigaiion mid Drainage District of YiniiM. Mexico ha? complained ii I'oiuiiins up 10 pans pel million. An agri'i-nieiii to bring alioni a solmioii to Me- xicn's 1'J-yeal hittlle against sail pollution was rearhed re- ccntly in Washington Pres- ident Luis Hchevenia of Mexico and President Nixon. A spokesman said shut tint; off I he Wei lion-Mohawk water is an interim feliel measure he- can.-i- fanners in the Mexicali Valley claim il has mined cro- plands and infiltrated ihe snh How of the river lo pollute irri- gation wells. The United Slates will suli- stitule acre-feel of water or halt ihe Wellton Mo- hawk return flow, he said, with water from drainage wells in ihe Yuma-Mesa area. To return ihe saline conteni. Mexican officials say they are sacrificing acre-feet from the l.a million to which their nation is entitled under a HIM treaty. "We would rather throw that waier away than lei it1 pollute ihe Mexicali Valley's water supply any said Francisco Simla, depmy to Oisiellanos. A crowd of Mexican farmers cheered as ihe gales of Morclos Dam swung down. County Budget Hearing Friday Yuma County's 1972-7.') ten- tative budget will be placed on public view this Friday at a hearing beginning at 9 a.m. The tentative budget has been woliu-d out in a .-jeuivi of conferences bc-Iween the Su- and the heads of the County Departments. It mav still be changed Fri- day and iis final adopt inn. The hearing will he held in the office of the Yuma County Board of Supervisors in the courthouse. Sun To Publish Morning July 4th During Ihe
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