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Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - March 15, 1973, Albuquerque, New Mexico The Albuquerque Tribune us Vol. 54, No. 163 LOCAL FORECAST: Clear and cold tonight, fair and wanner tomorrow. Albuquerque, N. M., Thursday, March IS, 1973 84 Pages in 8 Sections HOME EDITION p.m. Stock Prices PRICE: TEN CENTS 40c WEEKLY Nixon challenges Congress on Gray WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon accused Congress today of trying to hold L. Patrick Gray's confirmation as FBI director "hostage" by insisting that Nixon's counsel testify before the committee. He vowed he would never permit such tes- timony, even if it meant Gray's rejection. "My decision has been Nixon told report- ers at a White House news conference. HE SAID JOHN W. DEAN III, counsel to the Pres- ident, who the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to question in connection with the Watergate bugging case, "has in effect double privilege" that of the lawyer-client relationship as well as the executive privilege which the White House claims would block any presidential aide from testifying before the Con- gress. Nixon challenged Congress to contest his position before the Supreme Court. "IF THE SENATE wants a court test we would welcome Nixon said. He said his ban on presidential aides appearing before Congress extended to the bipartisan Senate committee headed by Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C., which will begin investigating the Watergate case and other charges of political espionage and campaign irregular- ities within a few weeks. "PERHAPS THIS is the time to have the highest court in the land make a decision on it we think the Supreme Court will uphold the separation of pow- Nixon said. Baca possible new chief Ray Baca By RALPH DOHME Tribune Staff Writer Former City Commission- er Ray Baca today was being mentioned as a lead- ing candidate to succeed Police Chief Donald A. Byrd. Mr. Baca, a former city police lieutenant, has an extensive background in law enforcement work. Baca told The Tribune today he has been ap- proached by at least one member of the City Com- mission about taking the job. Unnamed Baca said he did not think it would be proper to name the commissioner who called him yesterday. Baca said he has received "a number of calls" from people about the possibility of his becoming the new police chief. Police Chief Donald Byrd submitted his resignation Wednesday to return to Dallas as executive assist- ant chief of police. Chief Byrd's resignation gave the city a two-week notice. 19 Years On Force Baca was amemberof the Albuquerque Police Department from 1949 to 1968. During that period he took a leave of absence for two years to work in law enforcement in Rio De Jan- eiro for the U.S. State De- partment. Later he was Will regent step down? By CHARLES WOOD Tribune Staff Writer SANTA FE The Tribune has learned that Mayor Emmett Garcia of Gallup is considering stepping down from the University of New Mexico Board of Regents. Mayor Garcia declined to comment on the report. "It would be best that I not comment at this the mayor said. Reliable sources report that Garcia is under intense pressure from groups who want him to step down and groups who want him to remain on the board. GOV. BRUCE KING appointed Gar: cia to the board last month. But the mayor's appointment was clouded with controversy. This is because a group of UNM stu- dents charged that Garcia should not be a regent because he was part owner of a large bar in alcoholic-troubled Gallup even though he served as chairman of the city's alcoholic rehabilitation cen- tel-. Their objections to Garcia led to trag- edy on March 1 when two UNM Indian students abducted the mayor. Garcia escaped with a superficial gunshot wound and bruises. But one of his abductors, Larry Ca- suse, 19, died during a gun battle with law enforcement officials. RELIABLE SOURCES report that Garcia, a civic leader who is known for his endurance in refusing to buckle under pressure, would like to remain on the board. But the sources also say that he is having serious reservations about it. This is because he fears for his family's safety if he remains on the board. director of public safety in Las Cruces. Baca resigned from the police department with the rank of lieutenant. At the time of Baca's resignation the Police Department did not have the rank of'cap- tain. Took Test However, Baca said he took the test for captain in 1960 and learned later after his resignation from the force that he was the top manamong those taking the test. Baca is now an area su- pervisor for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Albuquerque. City Commission Baca was elected to the City Commission in 1973. In November of 1972 Baca submitted a letter of resignation from the com- mission because the EEOC in Washington said he was in conflict of interest by serving on the commission while being a federal em- ploye. The City Commission refused to accept Baca's resignation even though he See BACA, Page A-10 HE TRIES HARD: Coogan, a four-inch dachs- hund pup owned by Jim Hedlin (feet) of Fres- no, Calif., finds a street ctlrb is a formidable obstacle to overcome. But he is determined to make the effort. Nixon is sending Bruce to Peking WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon appointed retired diplomat David K. E. Bruce to head the new U.S. mission in Peking which will open about May 1, the traditional Commun- ist holiday. As Bruce's deputies in the 20-person U.S. liaison office, Nixon named two of the government's top China hands Alfred Jenkins, director of Asian Commun- ist affairs for the State Department and John Hold- ridge, the top Asian expert on Henry A. Kissinger's National Security Council staff. Similar Mission Peking will set up a simi- lar mission in Washington as part of an agreement reached by Kissinger on a trip to Peking in February. Bruce, 75, has served as U.S. ambassador to Britain, Germany and France and he headed the U.S. Vietnam peace talk delegation in 1971 and early 1972 before retiring. Meets With Newsmen These were other high- lights of a 45-minute meet- ing by Nixon with newsmen at the White House: He voiced grave con- cern over truce violations by the North Vietnamese and served notice that the violations would not be tol- erated by the United States. "I would only suggest that in the light of my actions over the last four years North Vietnam should not lightly disregard such ex- pressions of concern." The President said he will lift a 0.3 per cent tariff on imported beef in an ef- fort to force down soaring meat prices, but he again absolutely ruled out price controls on agricultural and food products. He said if he believed controls would stop the price rises on feed "I would impose them in- stantly" but added controls discourage production. Nixon said he probably would make two trips out of the country during the year, but did not pinpoint the areas he will visit. Nison declared that he is prepared to "very substan- tially reduce" the nation's stockpiles of strategic ma- terials in an effort to help drive down prices. Such key items as copper, lead, zinc, nickel, silver, tin and rubber are expected to be involved and the announce- ments were expected short- ly. Dream bursts at knifepoint By RICHARD WILLIAMS Tribune Staff Writer Ricky Treadwell got a gleaming new orange 10-speed bicycle for his 12th birthday. For Ricky it was a dream come true. One hour after receiving the bicycle from his parents Wednesday a man pulled a knife on Ricky as he rode in front of his home at 2929 Trellis NW and stole it. "HE WAS A BIG told The Tribune. "He told me to stop the bike and get Ricky said. The man, about 18 years old, then got on the bicycle and pedaled away, the boy said. Ricky ran home and told his father, Jack R. Treadwell, what had happened. Mr. Treadwell and Ricky leaped into the family car and frantically searched the neighborhood. BUT THEIR search failed to turn up the bike. "It's been a terrible experience. He was so upset last night. I just don't think a thing like this should happen to a Treadwell said. "I think he realizes today that he can't have another bike because he can't defend the father said with disappointment and sadness in his voice. "Maybe we can pick up a cheap bike at a flea market or Tread- well said. Ricky said he had a small two-wheel- er he received when he was five years old, but had given it to his nine-year-old sister, Marcia. "She told me I could ride it Ricky said. "But that bike belongs to her now I just won't have one, I be said, his voice cracking. Something new! Something new for readers of The Tribune where the action is these days. Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D., will join the im- pressive list of national columnists featured in The Tribune daily. His is one of the most widely read medical col- umns in the country a column that gives an- swers about subjects of great concern to readers. We know you'll find Dr. Lamb's column both interesting and informative. It will start March 19 and will run daily, Monday through Friday, in The Albuquerque Tribune New Mexico's Significant Newspaper for O'Keeffe painting NEW YORK painting by 84-year-old Georgia O'Keeffe sold last night for setting a world record auction price for a work by a living American artist. An unidentified Florida collector was the successful bidder for Miss O'Kecffe's giant flower study, painted in 1950 at the artist's home in Abiquiu, N.M. One of 89 The painting was one of 89soldat SothebyParke Bernet Galleries at the first session of a two-part sale of the collection of late New York dealer Edith Halpert. The first session brought million, about more than gallery experts had estimated. A world record auction price also was set for an American sculpture for Elie Nadelman's wood sculpture, It was bought by the Dannenberg Gallery of New York. Japanese Active Japanese collectors and dealers, a new force in the American art market, bought heavily. An unidentified Japanese bidder bought Kuniyoshi's "Circus Girl" for Georgia O'Keeffe Tribune index Sen. Sego blasts governor Ann Landers.........B-5 Arts ............B-l-2-3 Comics.............G-9 Editorial............B-4 Horoscope ..........B-3 Inside the Capital.....F-7 Markets ...........G-10 Off the Beaten Path F-6 Public Forum ........B-5 Sports........F-l-2-3-4-5 Theaters.......... C-8-9 TV Page...........A-ll Weather Map........A-2 Women's News___B-l-2-3 Obituaries ..........A-2 Town Crier..........E-5 Weather data, map E-5 The Albuquerque Tribune A New Mexico's Significant Newspaper MR. FIX-IT Q What's the deadline for paying your federal Income tax? A.L A Usual date is April 15. But as that date falls on Sunday this year, deadline has been extended to mid- night, April 16. More FIX-IT on A-I Old pen property hassle revived William Sego, R-Bernalillo, accused Gov. Bruce King today of slipping a bill through the Senate that would allow negotiated lease of the old penitentiary the demise of the proposal under public pressure last week. Sego said a clause in Sen- Bill 393, now before the House Appropriations Committee, does the same thing generally as the con- troversial earlier bill did specifically. Earlier BUI Killed The earlier bill was killed by its sponsors last Satur- day rather than accept House amendments that required open bidding, zon- ing and finance board ap- proval of the 18 acres lease in a prime business area of Santa Fe. Sego objected that "something like this has been run out on us so the governor can ultimately do what he wanted to do and to hell with the public." Sen. Jerry Apodaca, D- Dona Ana, said he hadn't researched SB 393, "so I don't know what the lan- guage means or doesn't mean." King's Office Request Apodaca said the bill "was introduced by me by request of the governor's office" in order to correct a complicated land problem of the sort that arose in Las Cruces. Senate Majority Leader Tibo Chavez, D-Valenica, toldtheScnatehecalled King during the debate. "He indicated he had no idea what bill we were talk- ing Chavez said. "He told me to instruct this body he has no intention of proceeding further with the pen property." Original Bill The original Senate bill would have ratified a no- bids lease by the Gover- nor's Department of Fi- nance and Administration to contractor Wayne Low- dermilk for a year for 25 years with an option to renew for another 25 years. J 1
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