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Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1956, Yuma, Arizona Eisenhower Okays Nixon for Running Mate THE EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK Water is much in the news now And although much has bee written over the years about wa er some aspects of it are not we understood The Central Arizona Project fo example How many know just what it prc poses to It is a reclamation project di signed to take 1.2 million acre water from the Colorado Rive at Lake Havasu north of Parke The water would be lifted 98 feet by pumps Then it would flow by gravity 245 miles to Maricopa and Pina Counties to rescue farmlands threatened by lack of water The project calls for three prin cipal 1 Bridge Canyon Dam Lake Mead on the Colorado River to generate electric power for th pumping plants 2 The pumping plants at Park er 3 Aqueducts and canals to car ry the water into Central Arizona Yuma does not object to Centra Arizona Project In fact Yuman have testified in favor of it Congress But because the Colorado i Yuma's ONLY source of supply Yuma seeks full protection of it prior rights in the Colorado River Seven File Papers For New Hospital Director Posts Seven Yumans have filed peti tions for the five director seats on the proposed new Yuma hospita district Real property owners will vot on forming the district and wil elect directors March IT The seven petitions were filed in the names of Ramon Avila S i Woods Hugh Coltrane F den Esther Allen George R Lind say and John C Jr The five directors chosen in the election then will elect from membership a chairman and vice chairman If voters approve forming the district the directors then will re quest another election to vote on the issuing of bonds Construction of a Site million modern hospital facility is the aim of the program Iron Lungs On Way To Argentina BUENOS AIRES U.S Air Force C 124 transport is ing 21 iron lungs here today to help combat the polio outbreak that has killed 85 Argentines in recent weeks The huge plane is flying from Boston to Buenos Aires by way of Greenville and Trinidad It is expected here early tomorrow The Air Force is only one of a of public and private U.S agencies which are helping tina fight the dread disease ers include the State Department the International Cooperation Ad ministration the Red Cross and the National Foundation For In- Paralysis today ceil ling Printed Wednesday Afternoon Published daily Saturday and tt 800 Tuma by Ban Prio ting Co and entered at the Post at Ariz as Second Clasi matter Annual Subscription by Ball YUMA 57 14 PAGES PHONE SU YUMA ARIZONA WEDNESDAY MARCH 7 1954 PER COPY ARIZONA 57 Builders Urge City Buy Water Yuma Ministers Accept Blood Test Compromise Plan Substitutes Delay in House Yuma ministers today stamped acceptable a proposed law which would require Arizona couples to take a blood test before being married Out-of-state couples would no have to take the test Yesterday the House Healt Committee voted out of committe lie requiring a blood test fo Arizona couples This is s sub for a which a waiting or all couples from Arizona a well as out-of-state Heps Robert L and William B Carr had ly the wait for all couples on the grounds that this would cost Yuma an ma dollars a year Tills amount It was estimated Is spent by California couples hero to be married would not come to Yuma if they had to wait ft hours Klauer a ber of the House Health Com- went along with the compromise Today Rev Don J Lathrop o Methodist Church in Yuma said he felt the compromise calling for the blood test for Ari zona couples was a substantial ac He he importance of fighting socia diseases and felt the new was to that extent It would also be effective in reducing the umber of hasty marriages Rev Lathrop and three other Yuma County ministers the House Health ee yesterday to support this view The other Yuma ministers who before the committee vere James of Grace Richard Key of Christian and Lee Provence of Baptist The Yuma ministers presented the House Health Committee with a list of local clergymen who were in support of the House calling for a hour wait These churches and pastors we believe represent at least people living in Yu- ma and the ministers The pastors believe at least three-fourths of membership arc in favor of 83 the Many of them feel that even a percentage of their ile would favor it Here are the other pastors d on the letter given to the House Darrell Evenson of Morningside Russell Wood of First C E Archer of First Baptist Edwin Merry of Continued on Pg 4 Col 4 Ike Says Nixon Can Have It if He Wants with lights blazing on their cars creep along Highway 80 Wednesday afternoon during the Ugh wind storm This scene in thn 2600 block on 4th Avenue was typical of the Tuma area yesterday No accidents were reported despite the limited visibility Brisk winds of up to 43 miles an hour were recorded here but age was only slight This picture was taken through the windshield of a car narked on the west side of 4th Avenue Traffic is headed north into the wind Sun Staff Yumans Escaped Serious Damage from Windstorm Yumans began digging dirt ou of their homes and businesses to day while growers kept a eye on the thermometer in the wake of yesterday's sand storm Winds which ranged up to of 43 miles per hour locally swept through a wide area of the Southwest but apparently did little damage here Electrical service was affected slightly in comparatively isolated areas when a pole was blown down near the Southern Pacific's East Yards Service was restored within an hour Local telephone service was nol but some noise in the lines Damage to the vest made only one line available between here and Los Angeles Growers were not able to de- ermine exactly how much damage heir crops suffered but early in- were wind burn and sand in lettuce would make up lie largest loss Citrus was not damaged appreciably The U.S Weather Bureau d growers to expect freezing tonight if the wind The forecast calls for 37 Way Paved for Sewer in West Yuma A resolution of intention to form sewage district in the West Yu- in area to cost an estimated passed by the Yuma City yesterday Publication of notices and c hearings to be held on the dis- let known as No 11 will take ome eight to 10 weeks before ork can start City Engineer rd Jr outlined the ram for the council Engineer John Carollo of the engineering firm of an Ferguson and Carollo told ie council lhat a new district o 12 would be ready for 1 approval by May 15th Other noted by Carollo d the fact that the pumping ons would bo ready for testing April 15th and could be put in- operation by May 1st District No 12 will lake In the of the a r c n uth of Street lo the its and portions north of 8th Street between 10th Avenue and the al The council also gave final ing and passed on ordinance ad- opting plans and specifications for District No 11 In other business the council approved the transfer of location for a wholesale beer and wine cense from 1037 3rd Avenue to 429 Gila Streel It is the license re- cently purchased by the Sun ley Beverage from the west Ice and Cold Storage Co Approval was given to tor F V Timer of Tucson to put in n sidewalk cover in front of Main Street He is ing the old Bank Cafe building for Leeds Shoo Store Present at the were Mayor Hugh Richard Schuman John Peach and George and Recorder Perkins degrees at the airport and down to 27 in lower colder areas Californians apparently did no fare as well Palm Springs report ed one of the worst sandstorms in history with gusts measured up to 100 miles an hour The sand boiled into blinding clouds and halted travel at many desert point Traffic was on U.S Highway 99 between ning and Indio where visibility was near zero The blasts felled power poles knocked over trees and at Palm Springs overturned house trailers Plate glass windows were ed in the storm and a telephone cable serving the Centra Whitewater areas was blown down The weather bureau predicts clear weather today tomorrow and Friday with rising daytime peratures Thursday Hind Boy Regains Sight with Eye Of Dead Priest MILAN Italy UP year-old Silvio Colagrande saw daylight for the first time in eight years today through the trans- planted cornea of a dead Priest Carlo Gnocchi The boy counted five fingers placed at a distance of 20 inches rom his left eye The Opthalmic Clinic bulletin announcing the feat said the cornea tissue remained good and transparent allowing he transplanting operation nine days ago I can the boy cried as specialists turned his unbandaged iyes toward the light Gnocchi known throughout much of Italy as The Little willed lis eyes to two blind children shortly before his death from cancer Feb 27 Specialists have not yet tested he sight of the second patient Amabilc Battistello Crash A hit run accident day Is investigated by the Yuma Police Department Jim Taylor reported lhat a car his parked car on Madison enue then left lie scene age was estimated at Blame Errors for Plane Failure WASHINGTON UP House investigators charged today that the Navy's 1500 million Demon fighter program failed because of costly errors committed by Donnell Aircraft Westinghouse Electric and the Navy A House Subcommittee reported that four test pilots were killed trying to Ely the Demons It said the planes were unfit because of inadequately jet engines Nearly 300 of the planes were Milt at a cost of million each Of the first 60 produced the sub- committee said 56 will never fly And four were refitted with more powerful engines And another 220 it said have not yet been ested in fleet use and now or soon may be obsolete WASHINGTON President Eisenhower made it clear today that Vice President Richard M Nixon can have the Republican vice presidential nomination again if he wants it Mr Eisenhower angrily rejected any suggestion that he dump Nixon as his running mate He emphasized however has not presumed to tell Nixon what he should do that Nixon must chart his own political future Mr Eisenhower told his news conference that he has no criticism of Nixon as a man an associate or a running mate on the Yuman Denies He Tried To Bribe U.S Tax Agent Henry Clark had no idea of ing a federal internal revenue ent and was simply paying a dis- claim when he offered ents here said his attorney John Flynn of Phoenix Clark who is freight and enger agent for Southern Pacific railroad at Yuma demanded a hearing when he appeared before U.S Commissioner C B Wilson yesterday The commissioner set hearing for 10 Friday Mar 16 on the charge of attempting to bribe the agent This is the first charge of this kind in the state of Arizona Clark's attorney charged that re- venue agents had demanded hey claimed was due on Clark's 1954 income and they offered to compromise the claim for 5200 Clark agreed to avoid ment even though his auditor told him he disputed the claim com- and that at most he owed he government said Flynn Clark has been released under bond can ticket But he said he has not presumed to tell Nixon what should do about the campaign this year The President also said that if his general physical fitness to con- duct the burdens of hard work in the presidency showed signs of definite deterioration he would aside and put the matter before the American people Search For Peace He said he was not speaking of a brief illness such as a one-week attack of influenza but basic in- ability to perform his job as he seefe it Other highlights of Mr news 1 He regarded as favorable the immediate reaction of Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin to his March 1 proposal for an eventual ban on production of nuclear ons He said this country in its relations with Russia should tie alert to follow up any opening that looks like it might lead to ing of international tensions 2 He said he the United Nations should take urgent and early action on the tense situation in the Middle East with Israel and the Arab world agreeing to abide by armistice terms Soviet Discussion 3 He disclosed that Bulganin at the Geneva summit meeting last July discussed one or two moves Russia was making in the Middle East He added in effect described these moves as surely commercial 4 As for the present day of peace of war he said he the world has awakened the fact that global war is Charge for New Water Meters Riles Builders The Yuma City Council was ged yesterday to buy the water company by a group of Yuma building trades people Occasion for the remarks was the visit of the contractors and other interested persons to inform the Council that the water com- pany had placed a charge of on each new water meter ed Contractor Perry Copple ed that the group had learned feat it was all legal but added That's why the city should buy it A G of the Foxworth Lumber Co pointed that cost of building a within the city limits would go iip about a house He noted that one subdivision within the city the contractor was going to have to pay 5600 for 312 feet of 4 main and 12 meters Bennett said that didn't seem right STew Mayor Hugh that the idea was not new and the water previous permission to charge for the ers They were financing thern up to he said The question of whether or not the money was refundable came up Copple said that only part of it was refundable He also ed that They kept it kind of cret like He pointed out that contractors with contracts already signed for houses would lose the money for the water meters since it was not made a part of the cost of the house He added they weren't that kind of gentlemen to tell us that the new charge would start in 30 or days Henry C Murdock of the ting well nigh unthinkable and Union said that he would that he the uneasy peace Mike a L tion on this upsurge of charges or cold war is going to take a different direction 5 He agreed with Defense Charles E Wilson that there has been too much emphasis on this country's guided missile Continued on Pg 4 Col 4 Central Arizonans Balk at Writing Yuma Water Rights into Legislation The struggle to protect Yuma County's water rights continues in today But 28 Yuma y farmers business men who at in on the struggle in Phoenix esterday wonder if today's ng will get anywhere Yesterday in Phoenix Central rizona Project officials claimed icy were willing to recognize all Yuma County's existing water in the Colorado River But icy talked when asked to spell ut this recognition in a proposed ew law The proposed law would enlarge he authority of the Arizona r Authority making it a ind of statewide jce It would then have authority ver water in addition lo electric Yumans Apprehensive Because of this authority over Yurnans are apprehensive esterday they asked for the third me new expanded e from planning ling involving water used umn County irrigation districts i 10 cities of Yuma and Parker nd the two local military bases TS ind YAB It can't be said Central rizona i We can't grant or confirm j r rights in stale said iney B Salmon vice president of ic Central Arizona Project Joe Mansfield attorney for three uma County irrigation districts Hint wore not the law lo grant or con- firm a water right But Yuma does ask that the new expanded APA be restricted from planning anything for Colorado River water now being used by Yuma County Sole Source Mansfield pointed out that Yuma County projects date back as far as 60 years And for Yuma ty the Colorado River is the sole source of water supply But in the Central Arizona Project the river is merely a supplemental source Everett Miller attorney for Yuma Mesa asked a question he hail repeated many times Everyone agrees that existing es in Yuma County must be Then why is it you are not willing to set that protection down on paper Salmon replied again that it would not be proper to grant or confirm water rights in such John B Wisely Yuma city at- torney said it was puzzling lo him why no one seemed to know who wrole the now APA which protection of Yuma water rights I have never heard the paternity of an illegitimate child denied more vehemently that the of this said Wisely Answer Phoenicians promised lo find out not important anyway The of the will not be tant when the court conies to judge its meaning It is tant he said for Arizona to show the Supreme Court in the suit against California that concrete steps are being laken to divert Arizona's share of Colorado River water One full-dress meeting had been held in Yuma Feb 28 with McFarland Wayne Akin of stale Stream Commission and torney John Frank present from i Phoenix Another meeting between attorneys was held yesterday ning Yesterday afternoon's big meeting was the third and today the attorneys are trying it for the fourth time in Phoenix They were to meet at Yumans attending From Yuma Mesa John Gardner and Everett Miller Unit B G C Morse North Gila Frank son Yuma County Water Users Ernie A J Eddy mer Kryger Bob Consaul Perry Ellington and Harold Corey ton Mohawk Frank Bailey Crismon Fred Gregg R H on the water meters He thought that the Council should get er with the water company to ify the situation since it is er in scope than it seems Contractor Art Longbottom ed If tile city owned the water company people wouldn't care a- bout paying into it Delayed Deal Bennett said that it conies as a but delayed deal Another means of setting a rale increase without putting in any ad- funds A pamphlet put out by the zona Water Co was brought up by Copple Tile pamphlet quotes an order of the Arizona ion Commission which says that an applicant for an extension of mains and distribution lines be re- quired to pay o the an reasonable cosl of the in- as a refundable advance The pamphlet goes on to state Where extensions are requested to serve an area in a town or city which would require n larger ount of investment than expected revenues could justify ers will be required lo put up a equal to the amount estimated that could not be Carried hy customer nue A spokesman for the water com- Cont'd on Page 4 Col 4 of practicing law haney and Joe D Mansfield City of Yuma Councilman George Brill I and John B Wisely legislative Sens H C Glss and R H i Thompson and Reps Robert L i and William B ers E F Howard R Gwynn James F Byrne Jones who was the father of the law Snm Dick Perry M Ling special legal j F C and John C Smith counsel in Phoenix this Jr STOP TB it stops Get a free X-ray of your chest to tuberculosis Sixty seconds is all il lakes and it might save your life Watch the schedule below lo see when State Health Department's mobile X-ray bus Is In vicinity Mir 6 Wtllton Mt p.m Mar 7 Mar 8 10.1 Mar 0 Crano School Mar 10 Crane School
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