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Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - March 14, 1973, Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque Tribune Vol 54 No 162 LOCAL Snow showers tonight Partly cloudy cool and breezy tomorrow Albuquerque N M Wednesday March 102 Pages in Nine Sections HOME EDITION p.m Stock Prices TEN CENTS Byrd resigning as police chief By RALPH DOHME Tribune Staff Writer Police Chief Donald A Byrd today submitted his resignation to return to Dallas Chief Byrd handed his resignation effective in two weeks to City Manager Herb Smith during a minute closed door meeting at City Hall THIS COMES as a great surprise and shock This is something we were not prepared Mr Smith said after the meeting Byrd police chief since April 1 1971 will become head assistant chief of the Dallas Police ment Smith said a deputy chief probably will be named acting chief until Byrd's successor is named Smith said he has no idea at the presentas to what course will be taken to get a new police chief CHIEF BYRD told The Tribune he will leave his position in two weeks to accept the number two position on the Dallas police department I Will begin there April Byrd said Byrd who was an assistant chief on the Dallas force before coming to said I'd be foolish not to go back He said that although the pay is about the same as he made here he will retire at twice the rate He said he was pleased with his years as police chief here I think we've got trends developing now in crime reduction the men and women of the Police Department can take it from Byrd said HE SAID HE received the most from coming into a new community as a stranger and being accepted See BYRD Page Chief Donald Byrd Last of bills shot down WALKER'S BEST Barry Lane values Darci the ro very highly as he hikes country with a friend Niels riksen on a retracing pioneer trails Two students and a burro start on a walk By CHARLES WOOD Tribune Staff Writer SANTA FE The last of the City of 1974 State Legislature proposals has gone down in flames The proposal is House 418 which would have siphoned tax money from ties rich in natural resources and distributed the wealth among other counties cities and school districts The was shot down in the House by a voice vote WHAT WENT WRONG with the city's elaborate plans to get financial aid from the A survey of House members uncovered several reasons why the city may have failed These reasons 1 The city started its legislative campaign too tate 2 The legislature does not want to give up state revenue to the cities 3 The city never won the support of a of County legislators 4 Many legislators are skeptical of the city's need for new revenue THE MOOD OF the legislature is anti- Bernalillo said Rep Eugene Cinelli If people in the Legislature get the idea that a is solely for the benefit of then it's as good as Rep nelli said He said this may be why two bills he for the cities including House 418 may have been killed I think another one of the reasons they may have been killed is that they represent See LEG Page By LAURA ROBERTSON Tribune Staff Writer Two Minnesota college students and a burro are slowly trudging their way to Albuquerque on the first leg of a walk Tracing old pioneer over- land trails they have five gallons of water a few cooking utensils 130 pounds on their backs and about miles to go STARTING FROM El Paso Barry Lane and Niels Henriksen and their burro Darci have walked about 250 miles up the Chihuahua Trail toward Santa Fe From there they'll follow the Santa Fe Trail to Olathe Kan then the Trail to Fort son Kan The last leg of the ney will take them over the Traverse des Sioux Trail to within three-fourths of a mile of Gustavus Adolphus College St Peter Minn where both are students THE ROUTE was laid put after the two men studied U.S Geographical Survey maps and compared them to an 1845 atlas and maps of made between 1840 and 1875 Mr Lane riksen aren't merely re- tracing the old trails They're doing it as ically as possible using few modern conveniences Darci wears a pack dle and carries two round covered baskets similar to the panniers used on mules or donkeys in Spain and other countries THE MEN SHARE a pack load which totals about 130 pounds They carry five gallons of water at a time See TWO STUDENTS asks for crime legislation The New Mexico Civil Liberties Union has urged Gov Bruce King to veto legislation that would make the death penalty ry for persons convicted of murder The group said in a ment that the death penalty was provably unfair and had not been proved to act as a deterrent to crime The New Mexico Senate passed the Monday and sent the governor for action The House had proved the measure earlier in the session million construction begins By KATY WOOLSTON Tribune Staff Writer An Oklahoma tion company is starting to build million worth of apartments and townhouses in Albuquerque Plaza Construction Co of Tulsa owned by James Jackson Associates of Tulsa has broken ground or plans to start tion 1 A million house project at Academy Estates which will see 80 luxury townhouses 2 A million apartment development Sandia Vista at Copper and Tramway NE 3 A million ment development Vista Oriente at Cooper Chelwood NE 4 A million apartment development Plaza Dorado at 401 Western Skies SE In 30 Days Construction of the houses will start in the next 30 days They will be at Academy and Burleson NE with an average selling price of Jack Stahl of ten Stahl Inc Realtors said Hooten Stahl will dle sales for this project with sell ing to start this summer Sq Ft The townhouses will have from to square feet of space A swimming pool and recreation building will be included on the site Construction has just started on Sandia Vista This project developed by Sanborn Foreman Ltd of Las Cruces will have 138 units two and three bedrooms A group of Albuquerque investors Chelwood is developing Vista Orinte with the ten Stahl as manager Construction is to start in the next few weeks and is to be completed in March 1974 Vista Orinte will have 94 apartments units day care center for ren Slated for family ants it will have one- two- and units Its nine buildings will be on a landscaped four-acre site WASHINGTON dent Nixon asked Congress today to restore the death penalty for wartime son sabotage and nage and for federal crimes such as hijacking and in which a death results He also called for harsh new mandatory penalties for narcotics violations Escape Hatch The President said this would sharply reduce the discretion of courts which he said had often become an escape hatch for those who are responsible for the menace of drugs Tribune index Buenas Crossword Horoscope Inside the Markets New Mexico Vistas Public TV Page Weather Map Women's It Happened in Town Weather data Obituaries The Albuquerque Tribune New Mexico's Significant Newspaper In the sixth installment of his written State of the Union report Nixon also proposed a complete sion of the federal criminal code Included is a tion on the insanity defense which would permit tal only if a defendant did not know what he was doing The code revision also would alter penalties increasing some and ing others and would eliminate such obsolete crimes as interference with a carrier pigeon Nixon said the Justice Department was convinced that his death penalty would be tional in spite of last year's Supreme Court decision outlawing most capital ishment laws on the grounds that they are trary and capricious Best Way I believe the best way to accommodate the tions of the court is to the automatic sition of the death penalty where it is the President said The President's plan would establish a trial in which following conviction for a possible capital crime a separate hearing would be held for a defendant to determine whether death should be the penalty MR Q Is the U.S Secret Service which guards the president among other things part of a ment department or does it function entirely on its A The Secret Service is an agency of the ury Department Enraged Japanese wreck train stations By RICHARD HALLORAN C 1973 New York Times News Service TOKYO Frustrated Japanese commuters protested a slowdown in Meet 1 6 more spelling champs Sixteen more schools have selected their ons for The Tribune's an- Spelling Bee The story and the tures of the 16 school champs appear on Page in today's Tribune service today by going on a rampage It started during the rush hour when a train that was packed to overflowing because of a nationwide union slowdown pulled into the Ageo Station north of Tokyo Commuters unable to get aboard hauled the motorman from the cab then turned their wrath on the station office Break Windows They broke windows smashed furniture ripped out phones rifled cash boxes scattered papers pummeled the stationmaster and his assistant enough to send them to the hospital The stationmaster Aramaki 52 said later from his hospital bed I tried tp persuade them to stop but it was no use Shuck Clothir The enraged commuters held some station workers hostage and forced the rest to flee Some railroad men shucked their working clothes so that they would not be identified After wrecking the Ageo Station commuters started roaming the rails In bands stoning trains jamming switches occupying other stations and holding stationmasters as hostages At one time or another six stations were seized About of the commuters who use the Takasaki line were in Ageo officials of the Japan National Railways called for the police from Saitama Prefecture or state in which the town is situated Later the Saitama plice asked for help from the police of adjoining Gumma Prefecture Finally special riot policemen were called in But not until afternoon was service on the three lines restored Five people were reported arrested for breaking ami entering or for causing a public disturbance Whether any were injured was not immediately known The slowdown which started on March 5 was called by the National Railway Locomotive Engineers Union to back Its demand for two motormen to each train a work week of 40 hours and five days instead of the present 44 hours and six days and improved train safety DID THE SKY Not exactly but it sure looked that way to the owner of this parked car who found a utility pole teetering on his auto The pole came crashing down on the car parked on a lot at Fifth and Lomas NW when a trencher on a flatbed truck snagged power lines strung across Lomas snapping it and two other poles Three cars bashed by the falling poles
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