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   Clovis News-Journal (Newspaper) - March 11, 1977, Clovis, New Mexico                                A Freedom Governing were they never so have for most part plenty of Thomas Carlvle Newspaper ElllUUi Your Watchful I Newspaper nurnal Serving Astern Now Mexico West Traffic Toll Trnffic Toll nv The Press IH77 Toll lo Palo 79 1S7fi Toll to Pair ss VOLUME 48 296 AP Leased Wires NEW MARCH 1977 US PAGES TODAY DAILY OR SUNDAY 20c Water Project Cutbacks Nixed NM House Delays Work Measure With Filibuster UNPLEASANT their backs against the the cattle shown above sat out the dust storm today in a field of stubble east of Blowing dust reduced visibility considerably in scattered locations in the area see background In Clovis recorded of an Inch of snow Thursday night but the moisture did little to anchor the dust when the wind starlet blowing this NewsJournal Photo TOPPLED High winds with gusts up to 50 miles per hour today toppled a Salvation Army collection bin shown above and several other items which werent nailed The winds blew in from the NewsJournal Photo Firing Range Plan Boosted The first step toward possible creation of a firing range to serve the community of Clovis was taken Thursday night with the appointment of a com mittee to do the necessary research into the requirements for a range which would comply with national shooting meet Appointed to the committee by Mayor Chick Taylor Jr were City Commissioner Frank Murray County Commissioner K K Tom a member of the Ned llouk Park Board Travis president of the Llano Sports and Wildlife Club and Dwayne Worley and Handy two individuals who have been ramrodding efforts to establish a firing Ted himself a former mayor and member of the city served as spokesman for the firing range He said the park board had been approached with a proposal for setting up a range at Ned llouk Park and agreed lo check into that Wuldhauser that it appeared more research will be necessary to ascertain exactly what is needed for a range to meet competition standards and he asked if the city commission would favor such a Waldhauser emphazied that a supervised range is being based on design and engineering by the National Rifle Association He made reference to the fact that several cows in the vicinity of Ned Houk Park were killed by rifle fire when a range was operated there Mayor Taylor said there is some question of whether the park can be used for a con trolled activity because of restrictions in the deed gran ting the land to Clovis bv the Murray noted that the city owns w acres of land three miles southwest of Clovis which might be considered for the The commission spent considerable time in a discussion of the political ac tivity provision of a proposed personnel but concluded by taking no City Manager Darrel Krcigh baum presented several alternative approaches to the including one which would merely prohibit political activity while on the job by any city employe who was a cam didalc for one requiring FIRING on 2 NEWS AT A GLANCE J Defense Pact Canceled Brazil AP Brazil today canceled its 25yearold mutual defense agreement with the United States following a dispute over human Representative Nominated WASHINGTON AP President Carter announced today he is nominating former Democratic national chairman Robert Strauss to be his special representative for trade Education Bill Dies SANTA FE AP Legislation that would set new course requirements for teachers in the area of ex ceptional children died in the Senate Education Com mittee after a series of votes Potash Mistrial Called CHICAGO AP Justice Department prosecutors say they havent decided yet whether they will seek to retry five firms that had been accused of conspiring to set production and price levels of United Statesmined District Court Judge Prentice Marshall declared a mistrial in the case late Thursday Fire Destroys Seven Homes HOBBS AP Firemen are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed seven mobile homes and forced the evacuation of a trailer park in Fire fighters said 55mileperhour winds spread the which started about through one row of burning seven of them in three to five High Wind Recorded In Clovis High winds shook the Clovis area today and sent dust blowing despite a small snowfall which moistened the ground Thursday About 02 of nn Inch of snow fell In Clovis Thursday night and this according lo National Weather Service observer Alvln Cannon AKH Weather Ser vice recorded an average wind velocity of il miles per hour with gusts up to Id The wind caused scattered dumaKP to electric lines throughout the hut the Inmate was according to Southwestern Public Service field representative Jim At one of the breakers at a nub station went Milsap in terrupting electric service north of 21st Street for alxiut one Driving were reported clear in the Im mediate Clovis according to State Police In in the Texas Panhandle Highway 2117 north of Dumas received winds in excess of UNI with a lot of blowing dust and visibility almost this Blowing dust was also reported on 140 east of according to State West of the winds werent real according to Grady Hright of Melrose and Hoy Turner of Fort Both rejKJrted heavy winds A trace of snow was reported In No moisture fell Thursday night in Fort Sum Turner A late winter storm brought near blizzard conditions to much of northern New Mexico forcing the state High way Department to close nu SM WIND on page 2 Hy I KATIIKK Associated Press Writer SANTA KK iAP The Sen ate approved right to work hill was introduced today in the New Mexico and a floor filibuster began lo delay imme diate action on the hot Im prepared to regale you for some period of said Hep II B O If it takes three thats what Im prepared to Barnard is the sponsor of an Identical rightto work bill in troudced in the House He sought lo block immediate action on the Senate hill until the full membership of the House was The righttowork which passed the Senate 2110 Wed nesday and withstood a series of maneuvers to have it was intorudced In the House at the start of to days Speaker Walter as signed It lo the House Labor Immediately after this as Bonnie 1 moved that the hill be withdrawn from the ha hor Committee and made the next order of Colin K Chaves an advocate of right to then asked for a call of the House rules require a major Ity vote of the total id of to recall a bill from a Barnard sivid Friday he would not object to having the hill considered on the House without a committee hearing hut only If all 70 members were When the House session be gan one representative was excused and a couple more were t feel this motion Is not In Barnard con cerning Aragons move lo make the bill the next order of I had hoped my col leagues would be kind enough lo Weather Hy The Associated PreHK EastCentral and Southeast Plains colder Partly cloudy and warmer Winds decreasing Ar tesia overnight low mid 20s Saturday high mid Carls bad mid 20s and upper Clovis mid 20s and low Hobbs mid 20s and low Portales mid 20s and low Hoswell rnid 20s and mid A 24hour check of tem peratures from Southern Union Gas Company showed the following 8 52 8 38 10 58 10 32 2 52 2 34 7 40 7 32 Thursdays high at 10 was 58 Todays low at was 30 wait until all TO members arc No employer shall require any person to be recommended The rightto work issue has or approved or to he cleared been among the most sensitive any labor organisation before the UV77 The main feature of the reads as a condition of employment or continuation of em Moslem Gunmen Surrender Today WASHINGTON AIM A hand of J Ilanafi Moslem nun HUM surrendered parly today and ended a two day reign of terror in the nations As part of the which freed their iM hostages NM Counties To Get Aid WASHINGTON AIM Hep Harold said Friday President Carter has declared a drought emergency in Ihree more New Mexico Sim Quay and Union counties were designated emergency drought The three counties Hoosc Kin Arrilm and Sandoval will he eligible for livestock feed A spokesman for Hunnels of Soo IMge 2 without further the er roist leader was released with out Hefore Khalifa Hainaas Ah dul Khaalis and his followers the terrorist lead er threatened repeatedly during the confrontation to cut off the heads of his hostages If his demands for revenue against Itlack Muslim leaders were not The speed with which Ahdul Khaalis was brought to court for arraignment and sub sequently set free enabled the terrorist lo reach his home in northwest Washington at about the same time many of his cap lives reached See you he said to newsmen as he was escorted up the walk toward the stone house with barred Two men carrying long curved swords stood guard In the front The gunmen freed their hos times afler a three hour nego Sea GUNMEN on Page 2 INSIDE TODAY CLOVIS IN IUUMF KNTKHTAINMHNT HOSPITAL IMAHKKTS PUBLIC HKCOHD SOCIKTY SPOUTS NIC I 10 II IK WASHINGTON APi In President Carters first major legislative the Senate is defying his plan to scrap 10 wa ter development projects The Senate took one of Car tors economic proposals Thursday and attached a requirement that he spend all of the water project money Congress has Democrats joined Kepubli cans in telling Carter also that such projects should not be discontinued unless Congress specifically voles to end them The public works jobs containing the was sent to a conference with the which did not mention water projects in its But the cutbacks in water projects have drawn opposition in speeches and committee hearings there too The bill passed 71 lo II The vole on the amendment was tif to A spokesman for asked if the President regretted the Senate I would say the greatest regret would be by the people who have lo pay for The spokesman said Carter still may decide to cut back the projects If the House agrees with the Senate hut he added hat the President might also consider projects individually The projects that Carter cut from his budget would have cost million In the next fis cal He has said their eli initiation would save up to billion in the long run In said this week that 27 more water projects have failed initial screening and may also be In icoimr Congress has voted to the projects and Ins already appropriated money for soine of them for future Kdmund D chairman of the Budget I dont take exception of a President re viewing projects but I violently disagree with the process For five administrations the executive has been holding us hostage by refusing lo spend appropriated said Sen Jennings D i V 3 rt f t INTERSECTION MISHAP The drivers of the two with complaints of cheat and rib who cars above each sustained injuries when the vehicles WUH cited by city police for failure to Buffered cut collided shortly after 4 Thursday at Eighth and On the forehand but declined medical I ho Iloss Amelita 501 was sign at center of photo marks the detour around the driving south in the car at left and Michael Prince Street improvement NewsJournal 715 was going west when the cars Photo Jenkins was taken to the hospital by private car Money Bills On House Calendar ity i Associated Ircss Writer SANTA FE AP Money bills authorizing the ex penditure of million for a variety of programs and con struction projects will be on the New Mexico House calendar for action Included is Jerry Apo dacas proposal to distribute million in state funds to the states smaller those un der This would be an ongoing payment to the small with the first distribution made on All of the money bills came out of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee Thurs day with favorable Another package of which would have authorized expenditures of nearly mil lion on special was killed by the House Thursday by adoption of unfavorable re ports from the The bills scheduled for action Saturday would authorize state general fund appropriations to taling Two other bills which author ize building projects at the Uni verrsily of New Mexico And lOastern New Mexico University provide for state severance tax bond Issues totaling A million bond Issue would fund construction of a mechanical engineering building at A business college building ut ENMU would be financed with a million severance tux bond A bill authorizing state sup port for home wlnterization projects for certain lowIncome families would bo funded from an appropriation from the sev erance lax Income This fund is made up from Interest earned through Investment of the severance tax permanent The small cities assistance act is among tho major bills to be considered Saturday by the Two similar bills were con sidered by the Appropriations uiul 1Mnutici One measure Introduced by the in terim Itevenue Stabilization Committee would made the state assistance available to curtain cities of under The cost of this bill would have been   

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