Bud Howton wasn’t one to be bothered by heights, it seemed, when in February 1972 he made his monthly check of the lights in the time-and-temperature display atop the Tucson Federal Savings Tower, 32 N. Stone Ave., now occupied by Pima County Legal Services.
Forty years ago, the UA's nuclear reactor was refueled for the first time. Dr. Monte V. Davis, head of the UA nuclear reactor lab, directed the removal of a small tube containing some of the uranium fuel.
The UA's nuclear reactor is refueled for the first time since being put into operation in 1958. The NRC hasn't yet approved the UA's decommissioning plan, but a contract for performing the job is to be awarded Jan. 4.
Business must have been good for the Montgomery Ward store in El
Con Center. On Oct. 5, 1972, it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to
mark its third major expansion in 11 years. Following the
festivities, Don Curry, left, the merchandise manager, and John B.
Damron, the general manager, took a …