Yuma Daily Sun, March 2, 1973

Yuma Daily Sun

March 02, 1973

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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1973, Yuma, Arizona OO COPY PHO'iO DIV RF.LL.'-HOl'.F-lJ, HILL OLD MENSFtKI..; OH WOOLERY SAYS Mistake Made In Small Home Taxes Arlo Woolery, director of the State Department of Prop- erty Valuations, gestures during his talk before the Ki- WOOLERY GESTURES wanis Club here yesterday. (Sunfoto) By DUNCAN OSBORN The Yuma Daily Sun State Valuation Director Arlo Woolery told the Yuma Daily Sun yesterday it was a mistake to use computerized mass appraisal on small, cheap homes. "It was a he ex- plained to The Sun reporter. "They shouldn't have been in- cluded in this program. But all I can say is let's get them corrected." Woolery noted, however, that the hew system works fine for most middle- range homes. Woolery addressed about 55 members and guests of the Ki- wanis Club luncheon at the Yuma Golf and Country Club die yuMA ft GAIL? SUN and ARIZONA SUN 91 st Issue, 69th Year 24 Pages 10 Cents SENTINEL Yuma, Arizona, Fri., Mar. 2, 1973 SENTINEL 298th Issue, 100th Year Aiding Hanoi So Nation 'Will Have Stake in Peace: Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon, acknowl- edging that postwar aid to Hanoi faces stiff opposition, said today he views it as essen- tial so "North Vietnam will have a stake in peace." This aid, Nixon said at his first news conference since Jan. 31, would all come out of the foreign aid and defense bud- gets. He said the troubles of the dollar stem from attacks by international speculators reap- ing windfall profits by moving their money from one currency into another. Almost at the beginning on the question and answer ses- sion in the White House press room, filmed for television use later, Nixon said the question of aiding Hanoi was not part At a wide-ranging: news con- of a Washington-Hanoi agree- ference, Nixon also announced' ment leading to the cease-fife he will confer at the Western White House in San Clemente, Calif., on April 2-3 with Pres- ident Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam. And questioned about new attacks on the U.S. dollar in foreign money markets, Nixon said: "We'll survive it. There will not be another devaluation." in the conflict there. Nixon said there was consi- derblc opposition 25 years ago to aiding World War II ene- mies, Germany and Japan. He said he voted for such funds sought by a Democratic pres- ident, Harry Truman, because he felt the aid would promote stability in Europe and the Far East. Nixon said he is equally con- vinced now that Hanoi must be convinced that, its future does not rest in military activity. North Vietnam, he said, should have "a stake in peace." And he expressed confidence Congress would eventually go along with his thinking. '-'The costs of peace are he said, "but the costs of war are much greater." On other topics: for Vietnam war resisters: Arguing that there could be "no greater insult to the memory of those who fought and died" in American uniforms, Nixon said, "I think I made my position abundantly clear...I do not intend to change my position." terrorism: The chief executive said the United States "will not pay blackmail" to Palestinian guerrillas who seized the new American am- bassador and other diplomats at a party in Khartoum Thurs- day. "We cannot do so and we will not do he said. controls: Asked to clarify whether the adminis- tration intends to maintain a 5.5 per cent annual ceiling on major wage increases, as ad- ministration spokesmen sug- gested Monday, Nixon said that even during Phase 2 of his economic program "there were very few" labor agreements that yielded a 5.5 per cent in- crease. Looking ahead to 1973 wage negotiations, Nixon said, "some will go a little higher, some will go a little lower." -John B. Connally: Nixon reported that his former secre- tary of the Treasury has car- ried out some private chores for him while traveling here and abroad, especially in the field of energy policy. nomination: While saying he would not comment on Senate hearings on the no- mination of L. Patrick Gray III to be permanent head of the Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion. said the FBI chief "must be a nonpartisan fig- ure." Padres Open Training The bright yellow of the San Diego Padres' uniforms matched Yuma's bright sun- shine this morning as spring training opened. Everybody was accounted for as the Padres began their fifth Yuma spring training camp. The morning workout started slowly. Manager Don Zimmer had many well- chosen words for his squad as the first half hour was a closed lockerroom session. Then the Padres strolled out onto the bright green turf of the Desert Sun complex and spring training was underway. Even that was a little slow as Manager Zimmer and his coaches divided the ,jlayers as to catchers, pitchers, infielders and outfielders. More well chosen words preceded the actual warming up. Plans for workouts at the complex at 35th Street and Avenue A call for workouts from 10 a.m., to 12 noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. The workouts are open to the public free. Sunday will be press pho- tography day and workouts are not expected to start until 1 p.m. The Padres first home spring training game will be Friday March 9th at I p.m. Opening ceremonies are set for p.m. yesterday. Here for two days, Woolery conferred with County Assessor Otis Shipp during his visit. Recent controversy has cen- tered on Woolery after he mandated a new system of computerized mass appraisal for all Arizona counties. Many owners of small, cheap homes claim their valuations jumped several times over. Woolery said every county assessor in the state is present- ly correcting the erroneous valuations placed on the cheaper homes. He explained that the new system worked for 90% of the homes, but erred on the remaining He told the Kiwanians that every home in Arizona is pre- sently appraised at its full market value with less than 4% disparity. "In 1963 this state had an appraisal disparity of Woolery stated. "There has been some really bad information disseminated that only the homeowner's valuations are being increased. That is not he stated. He said his staff has updated the valuations on the state's big utilities and mines annual- ly. Woolery praised County As- sessor Otis Shipp. "He has to be the most conscientious as- sessor in he said. He added that Yuma County had the best equalization of any county in the state. Tax relief is in sight, Woo- lery noted. "The Arizona State Legislature is duly disturbed about the problems of the homeowner...especially those on fixed he said. He explained that the state legis- lature is working on a bill that would provide tax credits for homeowners. Wounded Knee Row Wow Ended on Jarring Note WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) Sen. George S. McGo- vern said early today that a negotiating session with repre- sentatives of the 200 Indians who had taken over this histor- ic hamlet "ended on a jarring note" when the militants were informed that the home of one of their leaders was fire- bombed while the parley was under way. Word of the reported fire- bombing "stirred them up pretty said Sen. James Abourezk, D-S.D., who was also at the negotiating session. The senators said the situa- tion before dawn was veiy tense. The new tension flared sev- eral hours after the militants had released 11 hostages they had held since taking over the village late Tuesday. The 11 who were freed de- clined to leave the village, pre- ferring to remain in their ho- metown. McGovern, also a South Da- kota Democrat, said the report of the fire-bombing of the home of Aaron Desersas in nearby Pine Ridge became known as the meeting drew to a close. Desersas is national com- munications director for the American Indian Movement whose members were prominent in the takeover here. Pine Ridge is about 15 miles southwest of Wounded It was not known whether Desersas was among the mili- tants still barricaded at Wounded Knee. It was reported that Deser- sas1 wife was injured in the fire, which caused moderate dam- age to the rear of the building. Police officials in Pine Ridge refused comment. McGovern said the 15 Indian leaders who spoke with, the senators "were very disturbed about the fire-bombing but it underscores the danger that exists here." McGovern said the Indians "gave every indication that they expected to face charges." The senator said they advis- ed the Indians to meet with Department of Justice offi- cials, who have surrounded the tiny hamlet since Wednesday morning, to discuss an end to the armed conflict. Car Rips into Mobile Home And Right Out Other Side ByWRENLISTIAK The Yuma Daily Sun A car ripped through one side of a mobile home just off County 14th Street near Ave- nue D yesterday and knifed out the other side, Yuma County sheriff's deputies said. The driver of the car, Fidel Torres Dominguez, 48. 2192W 1st Street, was injured. He sought his own treatment for the injuries. Deputies said Dominguez was driving a westbound 1964 Pontiac that was passing an- other car when it ran off the south side of the road. The car traveled approxi- mately 250 yards through a field before striking the mobile home. A gaping hole was made in both sides of the trailer. It is reported that nobody was home at the time. Deputies estimated the damage to the home, owned by Gonzalo D. Huerta, at The speed of Dominguez's car was estimated at 70 mph. Dominguez was cited for driving while under the influ- ence of intoxicants. During a three-car crash last night on Orange Avenue just east of 7th Street, a three- year-old boy was injured, City Police reported. Police said a 1969 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Tracy Lynn Fletcher, 20, 2020 3rd Street, was northbound when it rammed a parked 1963 Pon- tiac owned by Harold Glenn, 678 Orange Avenue. Her car bounced off the Pontiac and slammed into a 1961 Buick owned by Ray Fisher, 1373 23rd Street, police added. A passenger in the pickup, Darin Fletcher, 3, 2020 3rd Av- enue, was injured. He was taken to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. Mrs. Fletcher was cited for speed greater than reasonable and prudent. During a two-car crash near 16th Street and Maple Avenue last night, James Franklin (Turn to Page 2) Gary Powers Finds Freeways Frightening Inside The Sun Churches....................4, 5 Comics..........................16 Crossword....................10 Editorial.........................6 Markets........... Movies............. Parker News..................3 Sports................13, 14, 15 TV.....................QUC Pasa Women............................5 Weather.........................8 WORD FROM THE MAN Pndre Manager Don Zimmer (seen through Catcher Bob Davis's arm) talked with his catchers this morning as spring training began here. At left is Mike Ivie who has been tabbed for stardom with the Padres. (Sunfoto) YUMA GRAND JURY Cong Threatens To Hold Up Release of POWs LOS ANGELES (AP) The U.S. pilot whose name became a household word after his U2 spy plane was shot down over Russia in 1960 says he gets a touch of "stage fright" when he flys his Cessna Cardinal over the maze of Southern Califor- nia freeways. Francis Gary Powers, a former Central Intelligence Agency pilot, now reports free- way traffic conditions at least four times an hour from feet for radio station KGIL. Powers said in a recent inter- view that, although talking to an audience of thousands can be alarming, it is nothing com- pared to a CIA mission. Thirteen years ago. Powers was .2 nautical miles inside the Soviet Union when something exploded beneath his U2. "My God, I've had it he re- members saying. As the jet went into a twist- ing dive, he managed to pull himself from the cockpit and parachute to earth, almost landing on a Russian farmer. The incident caused a East- West furor and resulted in the breakup of the 1960 Big Four summit meeting in Paris. Powers was tried and convicted in a Soviet court on espionage charges. He served 21 months in Soviet prisons before being exchanged for master spy Ru- dolf Abel. Six Secret Indictments issued Indictments against six per- sons were issued after the first day of grand jury testimony here yesterday. Presiding Superior Court Judge William W. Nabours said the grand .jury of 16 was chosen yesterday morning. The judge ordered the grand jury tmpinelled after a re- quest from County Attorney Mike Smith. The jurors were selected from the general jury list. County Attorney Smith has said he hopes the grand jury will only have to meet once weekly to hear testimony and issue indictments. Repre- sentatives of the county attor- ney's office can present evi- dence to the grand jury or the jury can order the prosecutor out and investigate on its own. The grand jury can operate a maximum of 120 days and works in complete secrecy. It takes 12 members for the group to meet and nine must approve all indictments issued. The intended purpose of using a grand jury is to cir- cumvent the preliminary hear- ing in Justice Court. The pre- liminary hearing stage is re- portedly the bottle-neck in criminal prosecution. When an indictment is issued, the de- fendant is taken directly to Superior Court and charged. SAIGON (AP) The U.S. delegation announced tonight North Vietnam has informed it that 106 American prisoners will be released in Hanoi on Sunday, but that the Viet The Weather Highest yesterday See list of 106 POWs on Page 9 Cong apparently have threat- ened to withhold release of 30 U.S. POWs captured in South Vietnam in a dispute over ex- change of Vietnamese prison- ers. A statement from the U.S. delegation to the four-party Joint Military Commission said the Viet Cong notified the U.S. side that the 30 American prisoners previously listed would be released also in Hanoi Temperature at 11 a.m. today but refused to give the date of release. A spokesman said this meant the Viet Cong were Rclativehumidityaiiia.m. stalling. The U.S. delegation said ar- rangements for the release of 106 Americans and two Thais held by the North Vietnamese "will go forward." Antelope Loses 46-44 PHOENIX (Special) Norman Brown pumped in a 20-foot jump shot with three seconds left in the game to give St. Johns a 46-44 victory over Antelope here this morning in the Class B State Basketball Tourney. The loss eliminates Antelope from the state meet. And sends St. Johns into tomorrow's championship game against Mohave, a team Antelope beat twice during the year. FORECAST to Saturday Sunny and warm this afternoon and Saturday. Luis Martin collected 16 Mostly clear and mild North points with 14 of them coming .winds 10 to 15 miles pr hour Saturday. jn the second half for the RBma. Average low this date 77 50 66 79 79 51 51% 74 46 ;