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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1975, Yuma, Arizona C-0 H1UL OLD MBNSFXELD R WOOSTEH, OH 44691 MAJOR CITY Viet Cong Flag Flies over Hue World's Richest Monarch Buried in Unmarked Grave SUN and ARIZONA SENTINEL Telephone 783-3333 SUN -.1-12th Issue, 72nd Year SENTINEL 10th Issue, 103rd Year Yuma, Arizona, Wed., Mar. 26, 1975 Watchful Eyes Kept On Teamster Strikers Yuma County sheriffs dep- uties were keeping a watchful eye on produce trucks tran- sporting lettuce in the Wellton area this morning. No trouble was reported in the fields where the Teamsters are striking Produce Co. of Somerton, deputies said. However, as a precaution, dep- uties in the Wellton area or- dered riot gear this morning. Deputies also said strips of nails weren't thrown on en- trances to lettuce fields this morning. During the past few days, many tires were punc- tured on produce trucks by the large nails. John Blake, business agent of Teamsters Local 274 which is organizing local lettuce workers, denied that any of his men scattered the strips of nails. "The people we have here are professionals and we don't need to use that kind of tac- Blake said. Blake said he believes the throwing of nail stripe can only hurt the union's effo.rt. "We came here in November and since then we've had a good he explain- ed. "We've gotten along well with the community of Yuma and some people have even welcomed us." Blake said he didn't know who threw the nails. "But I've been in the labor business for a long time and I've seen em- ployers and other unions do it just to make us look he said. The Teamsters are no longer striking the Pete Pasquinelli Co., Blake said. "We're meet- ing with Pasquinelli and the meetings are going well." He said yesterday the only company that the union is striking is Produce. He added 75% of all local lettuce, growers have signed with the Teamsters. NEW APPOINTEE Larry Mosley (left) was interviewed today by Ernie Bush of The Sun after Mosley was appointed by Judge Willinm W. Nabours to succeed Bob Araza as chief probation officer of the Yuma County Juvenile Center. Mosley presently is Superior Court adult probation officer. Araza yesterday was confirmed by the Arizona Senate to serve on the Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles. Larry Mosley Appointed To Succeed Bob Araza By ERNIE RUSH The Yuma Daily Sun Larry Mosloy of the Superi- or Court adult probation office has been named to succeed Bob Araza as chief probation officer of the Yuma County Juvenile Center. Araza was confirmed to the Arizona Board of Pardons and Paroles yesterday by the Ari- zona Senate. Mosloy's appointment was made public by Judge William W. Nabours this morning. Na- tion rs is the presiding judge the Juvenile Center, which is unrlf r his direction. Although Mosley has been in the adult probation office for almost twu years, he has an extensive background as a ju- venile officer. He was the first juvenile po- lice officer to Iw hired at the Yumn Police Depl. After serv- ing there for nine years he transferred to the Yuma County Juvenile Center where he served for three years as a deputy probation officer. Nnlxnirs said he transferred Mosley to adult probation when the need arose, but ia glad to be able to send Moslcy back to the center as chief. Mosley says he twlicves a lot more can be accomplished by working with juveniles rather than adults. Young people are in their formative years when it is easier to set them hack on Da Nang Pounded By Red Troops BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Thousands of wailing Arabs mobbed the coffin of assassi- nated King Faisal before the world's richest monarch was buried in an unmarked grave today. It was the only public por- tion of the simple funeral rites proscribed by the puritannical Wahabi sect of Islam. Bathed by Moslem holy men, shrouded in a seamless white sheet, Faisal's bullet- torn body lay in El Bid mosque in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, while princes and com- moners chanted "Allah God is great. Faisal's brother, the new 62- year-old King Khaled, wept as he prayed over the body. He was flanked by members of the royal family and 16 other kings, presidents and premiers. Radio stations in Kuwait, Egypt, Syria and the United Arab Emirates hooked in with Riyadh state radio to broad- cast live coverage of the event. The wailing of the crowd outside the mosque could be heard over the chants of the muezzin, the Moslem priest. An emotion-choked radio announcer said crowds of mourners fought to touch the coffin before it was turned over to the Ulema, the Moslem holy men, for private burial without fanfare or a tombstone. The Wahabis do not mark graves because they believe venera- tion of the dead detracts from worship of Allah. Earlier, King Khaled and his 53-year-old brother, Crown Prince Fahd, received pledges of allegiance from princes of the royal family, military com- manders, Moslem religious leaders, Bedouin tribal chief- tains and commoners. In announcing that 27-year- old Prince Faisal Ibn Musaed Ibn Abdul Am killed King ASSASSIN AND FRIEND Christine Surma, 26, of Los Angeles and Prince Faisal Ibn Musaed Ibn Abdul Aziz are shown a year ago when they were together. Ms. Surma said she lived with Aziz for five years and can't believe he shot and killed his uncle, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. (Ap Wirephoto) Faisal on Tuesday, Radio Riyadh, called him "mentally deranged." The official Saudi Arabian broadcast gave no hint of the fate of the prince, whose fa- Prince Musaed Ibn Abdul Ariz, was King Faisal's step- brother. The newspaper Al Ahrarn said members of the royal fam- ily frequently complained to king Faisal about the young prince's behavior, but the king dismissed them, saying, "May God redeem hir SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) Viet Cong forces hoist- ed their flag over the old impe- rial capital of Hue early today, the Viol Cong announced. South Vietnamese troops abandoned Hue, South Viet- nam's fourth largest city, on Tuesday. Most of the city's iiOO.WX) residents had fled earli- er. A statement from the Viet Cong delegation to the two- parly joint military commis- sion in Saigon said Hue was captured "after four days of repealed attacks and uprising." The statement said South Vietnamese forces "fled away in disorder to the coast but were intercepted by the libera- tion army." "Our liberation army and people wiped out many enemy units, captured many Saigon troops and a great deal of the statement said. "Many Saigon army units, re- sponding to the appeal of the revolution took sides with the revolution with all their weap- ons." The United began a massive airlift of refugees from Da Nang today and President Nguyen Van Thieu vowed his troops would "fight to the death if necessary" to defend the isolated northern city. Thieu also urged the United States to take "immediate and strong reaction and rapidly provide sufficient support for our troops to fight." In Washington, meanwhile, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger told a news confer- ence today that his concern about Indochina was the po- tential betrayal of loyal allies if Congress goes through with plans to cut off aid to South Vietnam and Cambodia. The fundamental question, Kissinger said is "whether we will deliberately destroy an ally by withholding aid." In an effort to rally the na- .ion after the loss of 11 of 44 provinces and half its territory to a North Vietnamese drive, Thieu made two radio ad- dresses during the day. He said he had ordered the army to hold all of the remaining land. He acknowledged that the central highlands and most of northern South Vietnam, in- cluding the old imperial capital of Hue, had been lost. But he said he would draw the line at Da Nang against the North Vietnamese advance. Thieu also pledged to mount a counteroffensive and vowed to stay in office "until our complete victory." The American evacuation flight, which also flew some Ameican consulate officials, began shortly after Viet Cong rockets smashed into the giant Da Nang air baso. Army Chief To Saigon WASHINGTON (AP) Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, Army chief of staff, is flying to Saigon with orders from Pres- ident Ford to assess the mili- tary situation and determine what additional help might be needed. Weyand was the last Ameri- can commander in Vietnam and was picked for today's trip because he has a wide ac- quaintance with military and government leaders there, said White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen. Mayo Denies Resignation Was Surprise to Governor 'Congress Turning Its Back on PHOENIX (AP) William ,1. Mayo, taking issue with a statement made by Gov. Raul Castro, said today Castro knew three weeks ago he was resign- ing as director of the Depart- ment of Economic Security. Mayo held a news conference on the heels of his resignation Tuesday and questioned Cas- tro's statement that the an- nouncement was a surprise to him. "Dino DeConcini gover- nor's executive assistant) was aware it was coming three weeks Mayo said. Mayo said he presented his resignation to DeConcini early Tuesday and did not see the governor. Askud if DeConcini made an effort to talk him into reconsidering, Mayor said no. One member of Mayo's staff, Henry Diaz, said today he will seek the director's position. Diaz is in charge of all field offices. Hal Brown, Mayo's chief deputy who drafted much of the department's reorganiza- tion, said he definitely will not apply. Mayo said he was resigning, effective March 31, because of "the flagrant intervention by several among the Arizona state legislative leadership into the affairs of the executive branch of government. Senate Majority Leader Al- fredo Gutierrez, D-Phoenix, said the comment, part of Mayo's resignation statement, was "silly." Gov. Castro set up a probe of the Department of Econom- ic Security (DES) earlier this month, without legislative prompting, to look into "the hundreds of complaints he has said Gutierrez. WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Robert P.' Griffin chided congressional Democrats today for planning a 10-day Easter vacation without voting on additional military aid for Cambodia and South Vietnam. "By default and through caucus decisions of the majori- ty party it has become painful- ly obvious to all who watch in the United States and around the world that Congress is turning its back on allies in Indochina who are struggling to defend Griffin, a Michigan Republican, said in a speech prepared for the Sen- ate. President Ford asked Con- gress in January for mil- lion in additional military aid for South Vietnam and million for besieged Cambo- dian government forces. The Senate Foreign Rela- tions Committee earlier this month approved by a 9-8 vote million in additional Cambodian aid for the next three months, with an admin- istration-opposed total aid cut- off June 30. The House Inter- national Relations Committee has rejected a similar Cambo- dian aid bill. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said Monday it was "too late" to consider the bill until the Senate returns from an Easter recess April 7. RINCON ALLEY INCLUDED ___________ Guess What? To Close Norfhencf Sfreefs Sand Will Blow For Wafer Plant Expansion By DON O'NKILL The Yuma Daily Sun Yuma's Planning and ing Commission last night gave approval to the ahmdonment of Rincon Alloy, and Gila Street from 1st Street to Jones Street and to Jones Street from Penitentiary Avenue West to Main Street. The Commission met with Ted Bowen, chairman, Gary Gossnian, Harry Moxon, Perry Schuman, F.T. Keck and Cathy Pnlmquist members with Bill Andrews of the Plan- ning Dept. and Lois Moore, secretary. The abandonments were asked by the city to make pos- sible use of the area for water plant expansion. In another action, the Com- mission rescinded an earlier alley abandonment in the area just north of 8th St. and west of Avenue A which had been asked by Don Trigg. The aban- donment there was rescinded after it was found water and suwcr lines were running through the alleyway. Ivan Koziak of 8th St. Trail- er Park, received conditional permission lo expand his park over to Magnolia Ave. His plans were modified to allow street intersections with 35- foot turning radius on the corners so that fire trucks can enter the-park. His lot sizes, although not meeting the wishes of the Planning De- partment exactly, were ac- cepted since no previous stan- dards had been set. Koziak also agreed to install a con- necting street at the end of his expansion so that traffic could move from one lateral street to the next to facilitate exiling. The Commission agreed to initiate action on suiting of standards for mobile home park lot sizes ami layout so mobile home park plan- net's could have guidelines by which to work in the future. There are non now. The guide- lines arc needed, Andrevs pointed out. and the Commis- sion agreed, to assure mini- mum health and safety for park users. the right path, he said. lie said he has two children himself, hut both are grown and married. He also has three step-children. Only one, lives at homo. Edward Wright, has been accepted ns a monk at the St. Charles Wiory at Oceanside, Calif, Moslcy said that although the Juvenile Center is located away from the court house, it is still part of the Court and that's the way he intends it to stay. He said Araza did areal fine job for the county and he thinks he will continue to do n good job for the state, also. Students Get Trip After All FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) The Fredonia High School se- niors who decided to forego their long-planned trip to Cali- fornia and use the money they had raised for it lo help a class- mate with cancer will soon lie westward Iwund after all. School Supt. Bill Mclaugh- lin said Tuesday the trip is scheduled for May M-19 as a result of money voluntarily raised in California for the class following publicity of its sacrifice for the student. The seniors presented Mike Hatch a check last Fri- day on his 18th birthday to help him meet expenses of his treatment. The money was part of (he class had been sav- ing since the eighth grade to make the trip. The money was earned hy washing cars, hold- ing raffles, babysitting, selling refreshments at hall games and sponsoring other fund-raising projects. The class decided to use the other for a trip to nearby Lake Powell. However, for the school said a news account of the gift was read in La Jolla by Carl Balicr and Prank Doyle, president and vice president re- spectively of the Student Edu- cational Loan Fund Group. Baber and Doyle were de- scribed as having worked on their own lo raise from civic and business organiza- tions, mainly in San Diego, to allow the students to make the trip. The money is being for- warded this week, spokesmen said. Additional wind and blowing sand is exacted in the Yuma area this afternoon. The National Weather Ser- vice (NWS) at Yuma Interna- tional Airport reported observ- ed wind gusts up to 29 miles per hour from the northwest this morning. Winds reached 40 mph at p.m. yesterday. The NWS forecast for Yuma calls for variable cloudiness with wind and cooler tempera- ture along with n slight chance of rain this afternoon and to- night. It is expected to part- ly cloudy and cool Thursday. Gustly west winds of 20 to 30 mph this afternoon art- ex- nected to diminish to 5 to 10 mph tonight with north winds of 10 to If) mph Thursday. There is a 2011 of rain this af- ternoon and tonight. The NWS reported that it received a trace of rain up until 11 a.m. today. The Uni- versity of Arizona Experi- mental Station recorded .04 of an inch. The extended forecast for Friday through Sunday calls for fair weather with a warm- ing trend Friday through Sun- day. The highs should be near 80 and the lows near 50. Temperatures in the colder agricultural areas around Yumn are expected to ho near freezing tonight and Thursday night. The high Tuesday wns 78 with a low of 51 reported this morning. The high today is ex- pected to roach 08 with -M for n low tomorrow morning. Averages for this date are a high of 80 and a low of 52. In the immediate Yuma area, there are no travel ad- visories out: In California, strong winds are reported with dust blowing between El Centro and Indio along California with some travel restrictions. In the mountains going to San Diego, rain and strong winds are re- ported. Gusts up to 40 miles per hour have been reported. In Arizona, the Dept. of Public Safety reported strong gusty winds on Interstate 10 in the northern part of Yuma County with some visibility li- mited. Across the river from Parker, snow was visible early this morning on the Whipple Mountains, but it bad melted by 11 a.m. Also by 11 a.m. the wind was beginning to pick up sand. Parker received no rain up until 1 1 a.m. On Interstate 8 from Yuma to Gila Bend scattered thun- dcrshowers have been report- ed. Winds are expected to in- crease this afternoon. A winter storm advisory has Iwen issued throughout north- ern Arizona with roads around Flagstaff being icy in with additional snow falling. Inside Sun Comica 27 Crossword 11 Editorial 4, Movies M Porker Newn I SportB 17-M Weather t Women 7