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Las Vegas Daily Optic (Newspaper) - April 28, 1961, Greater Las Vegas, New Mexico Northsiders Oppose r vA A Sept Amendments SANTA FE Noithside voters are in a mood to vole against the dozen constitutional anicnd coining up Sept 19 because extreme objection to four Inquiry among northern New Mexico political leaders showed of them dead set against Proposition 9 to allow the legisln turc to provide by law for the cre ation of a personnelsystem and for the establishment oi necessary qualifications for employment of officials and employes Operate Against Their People As it is now the slate cannot require that employes meat pre scribed standards of education training ond experience except in few cases mentioned in the constitution The proposed clinnge would re Main theprovision Uval every cil SiVzen of the United States whois legal resident of the state and is qualified elector therein shall be qualified to hold any elective g office except as otherwise pro ajvided in this constitution The word was added rpj to the section Wani To Retain if Electire Posts Public lenders in the economic gjally distressed north fear the would rule many of Sjiheir people out of jobs Mostof those questioned also rsjorc against proposed Amendment IgjNo 7 which would abolish the corporation commission agency ihat is now the harbor gj SERVED IN FINER 1 PLACESEVERYWHERE oMnany nbvlhsidepoliticians They wore against proposed Amendment No Hie office of the elective stnte auditor anotherfriendly refuge for polit ical figures And most of those interviewed wore against Amendment No 1 providing one fouryear 1crin for elective county and state officials It is presently two twoyearterms Chairmen State Same Opinions Assistant Stale Demo Chairman Fp3d Stahdley said ho encountered the same opinion in a meeting with northern New Mexico comity chairmen last week He nddedthnt theywore also against the proposal Amendment No G to allow the legislature to set the pny of legislators As it is they get a day by constitu tional provision Professional And Political Lariioine Lnngston an officer of the state education department told the legislative interim finance committee the other day that the education department had been a professional agency only for the past two years aridthat earlier it was a political agency He referred to the 1H58 change over when the elective superin tendents office wus abolished and ten electiveeducation board mem bers were added The education department has largely the staff now as three yearsago which has appar ently shifted to professional con duct over the old political pitch Welfare Hiring Many Republicans The Republican welfare board was slow in getting a new direc tor Dale Hclspcr but moved along at good speed in putting its people in department jobs not covered by the federalstate merit system The commodity division thats the one that distributes surplus federal food at midweek had rc placccl 9 of 35 employes El Mirador home for the aged in Rio Arriba had replaced 33 of 41 employes Th Meadows homefor the aged at Las Vegns had laid off 4G of 81 employes and replaced 30 of them AM three sections have new Re publican bosses Las VtgM DAILY OPTIC 2 New Mexico Fri April 28 19C1 our By ROSS THOMPSON Monday morning at the Santa Fe Trail Flight Cara van will arrive at Las Vegns Airport A whole flock of air planes Flying Farmers from Kansas Oklahoma Mex ico will fly over thc 800 mile Santa Fe Trail route carrying a scroll which they will present at each participating town alongthe route and get the signatures of the mayors They will then take the scroll to Shawnec Mission where the horse mule1 and ox drawn vehicles will get under way on the following Monday morn ing This huge caravan will arrive in Las Vegas on Friday May 19 to parade through our streets and then spend the night here Anyone wishing to enter the lo cal parade with a float or other suitable entry should seo J M T Salty Sparks ns soon ps pos sible With possibly thousands of vis itors in our community on May 19 every citizen should make a special effort to get his premises denned up Inwns trimmed no trash or rubbish in sight windows washed and some fresh paint wherever possible This will be a big day Letus make thc most of it put our best foot forward Nothing will at tract more favorable comment from a stranger than bright and shming premises Time is short Lets get the clean up paint up started this week W H wH Burroughs Buys Station ROSWELL UPD1 Former Gov John Burroughs bought his fourth radio station Thursday purchas ing KSWS radio in Rpswell for an undisclosed price Burroughs now will await fed eral approval of the transaction Burroughs currently owns three radio stations He said he will change the KSWS call letters sometime after he as sumes control KSWS was founded in 1047 and has operated jointly with KSWS TV since 1953 It is an NBC affil iate of 1230 kilocycles Full Fifth DELAVKD DESERT 5OC LONDON UPn To beat the theaterrush problem the Cafe Kentucky Straight Bourbon Royal in London allows von to STITZELWELLER DISTILLERY Mt dinner before curtain and rc By FRED DANZIG mure LOT NEW IUP1 At one thc play in thc role of Rochester point in Jane Eyre Thursday night an actor stood and warmed U seems after all the dough his hands before an elaborate that has been spent on the man fireplace inspace program that this is a All tnat was lacking was the heck of a time to start askin Tiro why The scene typified this Family But ask they mo on CBS Re Classics adaptation of Charlotte ports Thursday night and the Brontcs romantic novel Shoe answers provided another delight horned into one hour by Michael fully stimulating Dyne the CBSTV production was comments by the scientists no elaborate but lacked emotional longer ns far out as they seemed rre a few short years ago were in When Sally Ann Howes inline formative exciting and frequent title role advised us that she was ly amusing And that small plane truly in love witn Edward Ro tarium scfeen that was used to Chester I wondered why Zachary show the solar system at work Scotts nagging shccplikc baaing and play ought to be used every made Rochester too churlish for time TV deals with space shots sympathy or affection from any H makes it all quite clear one especially little orphan Janic The players volleyed the lines Ccst La Guerre Thursday SIGN COLLEGE STAK NEW YORK UPDThc Chica go Majors recent addition to the National Basketball Association have signed Gfoot5 Stan Nicwic rowski North Carolina States leading scorer this past season Niewieroxvski a native of Brook lyn NY was captain of the er who was wasted in a small abrupt cuts in the tape at the Wolfpack for the cam role would have done more for start Otherwise a fine hour 4 Vi n tv Actor Warms Hands Before Fireplace With No Blaze TV LISTINGS PM TO PM FRIDAY KGGMTV KOATTV KOBTV News Route Not For Playhouse Way Hour Twilight Zone Eyewitness Sunset Strip Young at Heart News SF Lock Up Movie Jack Paar KNME Channels s back and forth seemingly content nights Bell Howcll CloseUp Doorways Si to let such things as shadows off on ABCTV developed into an of Munkind Sing Hi Sing Lo Friendly Giant Kin Briefing Session Cotton Tail 730 Manc Doorways Sing Hi Sing Lo Hill Number One 900 Pros c stayc screams and director Marc impressive closeup of thc Alger Sing Hi S Louisville Kentucky turn afterward for dessert Frite weav on cr o Its Flameless BE MODERN iEtectucoUy Youll spend ess time in the kitchen have more time for other things with a new au tomatic electric range Your elec tric oven cooks a complete meal automatically Thermostatic ally controlled elec tric surface units watch over your cooking while youre With An Electric Range You Just SET IT And FORGET IT out of the kffchen And because electric cooking is clean your kitchen walls curtains and wood Work stay newlooking wilh a minimum of washing and care See your electric range dealer soon Electric cooking is one of the nice things about living better elec trically An InvestorOwned Taxpoying Electric Utility itself wns unclcarly depicted and an uneven script left gaping holes in the story Bui the purpose of the show wus to depict the determination of thc FLN rebels to win independence re gardless of the odds or thc cost scenes effectively conveyed that spirit WEEKEND TV LISTINGS AM TO PM SATURDAY KGGMTV KOATTV KOBTV SkyKing News True Story Detective Diary The first of CBSTVs Summer Sports Spectacular hours Thurs day night captured the graceful and often spectoculor sknting ex hibitions that took place during an allstar tribute in Boston Wellhandled cameras brought to the screenthe beautiful per formances of Bob Paul and Bar bara Wagner Donald Jackson David Jenkins and Dick Button Button coproducer of the show also contributed informative re marks on a few of the exhibi tions Only three enough of Button on the micro phone skaters names not super imposed on the screen some Yesteryear TwentyFive Years Agro Supporters of President Roose velt for reelection and of Gover nor Landoii of Kansas and Sena tor Borah of Idaho to oppse him in the November elections had drawn satisfaction from the Penn sylvania and Massachusetts pri maries Governor Erl C Johnson had revoked his declaration of martial lawalong the ColoradoNew Mex ico boundary and ordered thc Na tional Guairt troops recalled Julius Day secretary for the Bell ranch concern of New Ha ven Conn was here with Albert Mitchell president of the Associ ation to complete the transfer of 18650 acres of Red River Valley land to the federal government T I Runyan had resigned his position at Normal University as business manager in favor of a position with the State Social Se curity Administration it was an nounced by Dr H CGossard The Las Vegas Merchants representatives hi the Central New Mexico baseball league are in perfect shape for the opening game Sunday with Santa Fe thc team manager announced Ten Years A Las Vegas DeMolay Phillip Smith son of Mrs Christine Smith was elected master coun cilor of New Mexico DcMolays nt the annual conclave in Gallup Big Picture Wizard Andys Gang Baseball Clev vs Picture Baseball nt Mil Panorama Latino Capt Gallant TBA Leonardo Fury Show Bonanza Man Have Americans Gtmsmoke 2 Faces Mike Wallace News Perry Man News Movie Movie NOON TO PM SUNDAY Baseball Pitt vs Life Baseball at Mil Amateur Hour College Health Stars Bars Love Lucy 20th the Press People Are Funny Lassie Well Ed Sullivan Velvet Tab Hunter GE Theatre Jack Show Candid Camera Whats My Asphalt Young Your Life Rawhide Wrestling Years Nations Future Hour of Stars Movie intoventent New fnintiet M traiidns and mindful torn M4 natlim ItadkaleJ publlhln dujs eycnjc wllhut ffmVTor V 1ASXKCAS CO Inc rii frrtutft J CUyUM Finch vkttprrsldtnl Published Wrdn aiM Fridays lil I ltnidln AVf IX50 liv 17UO M jtlr Ml L R Finch I Mrs Eugene Circulation Manager MechanicalSuperintendent More Interest In Our Schools Its high time we all take more interest in our schools especially with all the statewide controversy over the short ages of money If youre a taxpayer andwho isnt you sftouid certainly be investigating the situation confronting our schools Your chance will come Tuesday May 2 when the budget hearing is scheduled for our local schools It is difficult to predict what may come of the hearings Supt William Fisher has already said that he is proposing an cut in the City Schools budget for next yearwhile Supt Philip Goiv zaies of the Town Schools will ask for the same amount of money as last year Aoesni seemthat the legislators came up with real good answers to the shortmoney crisis of the schools But on the other hand it doesnt seem that the New Mexico Education Department gave them anythingmore than unjust criticism Weve got to say the legislators certainly tried to come up with some answers after having jt sprung on them at alrnost the last minute The New Mexico Education Department failed to give a true picture of the school situation when they completely confused everyone by asking for more money for tnemselves in the coming year than they had received in the past year And then talking out of the other side of their mouth admittedthat many of the schools might be forced to close theirdoors unless the situation was remedied Much ot the money they requested was earmarked for executive salary increases The Mexico Education Department has pretty well gotten what they wanted in the past because of the lack of interestof the public in the schools The public should be uniting out where the loopholes are in and just wnere the duplications are occurring at the top level There is little question in our minds that a fine job is being done in the administration of the TownaridCityschool systems with the available money Our administrators have less than half the money that some of the richer counties educate the kids This is the point that needs in vestigating Why wasthis allowed to happen and what can be done to alleviate the situation If we sincerely Relieve in equal education for all kids then we need to get in there and pitch learn the facts acquaint other people with them find out why thisdeplor able condition exists in New Mexico and then have some iacts and figures ready for the next session of the Legislature We have been glad to see the Now Mexico Taxpayers Association begin to sit up and take notice of the school situ ation Maybe the days of chumminess are over between the Taxpayers Association and M Education Department The schools are the biggest benefactors of the taxes in New Mexico so its heartening to see that the Taxpayers Assn begins to move in this direction Its time for a realistic picture to be presented regard ing our schools and until the taxpaying public takes the interest they should the tinequal distribution of school funds isnt apt to change any for Northern New Mexico County School Consolidation Bias Lopez superintendent ofSan Miguel county schools hasproposed to Bountys 20 school boardsbe consolidated into one unit for reasons of economy It must be pointed out that it is for economy only not for consolidation in the sense that one large school would accomodate all rural lsl8th grade students Under a state law school taxes collected in one district can only be spent in the same district The poorer districts however have the larger school populations while the more prosperous district have ewer children on which to spend their education dollars Lopez will have an open meeting for all school districts on Friday May 19 at 10 a m at thc County Court House He is Hopeful of selling his idea of consolidating the county into one district thus equalizing the educational advantages for the children Rural school education in San Miguel county has dropped more than 50 percent in attendance in the past 10 years This year there are 1037 kids with 56 teachers In 1950 there were 2372 enrolled with better than 100 teachers It cost to educate each of the kids this year whereas it cost only in 1950 Also in 1950 there were 109 class rooms in use and this year only 56 were used Lopez says there would have been more in 1960 but funds were not available Lopez contemplates that if consolidation comes to the county schools there wont be any possibility of putting more than a couple p schools together Some of the kids already have to travel 50 miles to go to school and due to scarcity oE any kind of roacls there is usually only one direction to travel Closing down of inefficiently small schools is not seen in the immediate future although Santana with 11 and Lpurdes with 13 makes the per pupil expenditure pretty high But due to their inaccessibility to other schools it would be very impractical to consolidate physical facilities The consolidation of the county schools is something that should have beo done a long time ago We believe that the money available for educating the kids should all be thrown into one pot and used where it is needed not only at the county level but the state level as well We certainly hope that Lopez is able to sell his idea to the 20 school districts so that the way is cleared for final approval by the State Board of Education be distributed to children of school age GalHnasTecolotc SWCD In general western wheaigrass areas arc making the most green growth at this time This cool weather grass is the staff of life to range cattle and at this time of the year U is a real milk pro ducer for those mamma cows Moreover the increase of west ern wheat grass colonies wheat straw colored islands in a sea of grean grass you see in the summer are a real heart warm er for local ranchers Overgrazing is first evident in a dccrcose in size or even tho disappearance of these colonies Cattle really like this grass and being a Jail grass it is hurt most when grazed too close Since it is most important to mother cows it is one of natures controls ot overgrazing when the western wheat grass goes out of the ranee mixture the cattle population is slowed up As one local rancher puts it Western wheat grassis the barometer of my ranch oper ations Western Mora sWCD Tom McElroy Las Vegas is constructing a drainage ditch on his wet vega land in the Canou cito community cast of Mora Run off water from higher lying land accumulates on this vega land making it very wet to harvest hay McElroy expects that drain age of this vega land will increase hay production The Board of Supervisors of thc district held its regular month ly board meeting at 2 pm in the Soil Conservation Service of fice in Mora Friday The board purchased 10 copies of Soil Con servation Districts In Action to be placed in school libraries in thc district The board also ordered 1000 copies of the booklet Keep Your Land Beautiful published by the Soil Conservation Society of America These booklets
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