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Hobbs Daily News-Sun (Newspaper) - January 9, 1966, Hobbs, New Mexico VOL, 39 NUMBER 285 HOBBS, NEW MEXICO, 88240, SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 1966 U. S. Planes Bomb Routes it Inside the Capital By CHARLES CULL1N SANTA FE There's a proposed bill that has been prepared by the Governor's Advisory Committee on Stale and Local Government Rela- tions that could produce quite a bombshell should it eventual- ly come before the Legislature. It could lead to the abolition of several counties. Caesar Sebastian, chairman of Ihe committee, said that in lieu ol the extreme financial problems of several counties, some measure will have lo be taken. Sebastian is director of the Department of Finance and Administration. The State Board of Finance has eyed several counties for sonic time, bul a "solulion" may now be in the making. Although Ihe draft of Ilic proposed measure is not yet finalized, according to Sebas- tian, the idea is rattier obvious. Either a lax reappraisial will have to get the counties out of trouble or they will be merged with other adjoining counties. The latter solution is a cinch to bring on the furor. Report 01 Meeting Points Our Problem In the minutes of the Dec. 6 meeting ot the governor's committee. It Is noted Uiat the lax assessor in Mora Counl> expects to increase Ihe eval uation by whic! should bring In some more income. It's pointed out however, that this is "still in sufficient lo balance the opar nliiig budget." Sebastian noted thai the TlernallUo County reassess meill program Is still progress Ing, and that assessors are presently checking some parcels of properly per day Although the Bcrnalillo proj eel is viewed as a "pilot' program, it is not expected to bo completed until Dccembc of 19GO. In the meantime, several o Ihe counUes operating nt a loss are apparently being ver critically eyed and may tic corao the early victims of In merger plan if Ihe Legislalur goes lor H. Strictly by speculation in re gard to valuation and froi the ideas of some polilicos Ihe counties most likely lo b Involved will be. Mora, Guada upe, DeBaca, Harding, Calroi and Sandoval. Total Assessment From Last Report Is filed Valuation of the counties, ac cording lo the 19G5-66 repor Include Calron, Di Baca, Gintlalup B2S; Mora, anil Sa doval, Population could also undo stanilably play a part in tl expense of counties which may eventually fall victim to the merger. Regarding the lower evaluated counties, the pop- ulation runs: Cation. (Continued On Puge 5) hree Streets aken Out of 'aving Plans By JERRY MARSH The Hobbs City Commission ileted Ibree streets from the paving district No. 9 nd omitted portions of two hers al a special meeting Kit Greater Hobbs Population Set Above By JIMMY COBURN The present population of greater Hobbs probably stands at more than persons on the basis ot public utility users and school attendance here. Population inside the city limits The streets were deleted as a of protests filed with llie ominisbion at a protest meet-' ig Wednesday. Deleted from (lie paving dis- id were the paving of Burk oin the north line of (lie alley outh of Broadway to the soulli nc of Dunnam; Grimes from ie center line of Main, south to ie north line of Texas Street nd necessary transition south o existing paving; and Cochran the south line of Casile vc. lo HID north line of Stano- nd Road. According (o City Manager "red Baker, 85 per cent of Ihe ropcrty owners mi the Burk rnjecl protested, S5 per cent u Grimes Street, and 85 per cnt on Cochran. Projects partially deleted vere the paving of Burk from lie south line of Marland to ic north line of Roxana and no paving of Dunnam from Ilic ,-est lino of Burk to the wcsl ne of Grimes. On the first project Ihe com- mission decided to pave Burk silly 250 feel soulli of Marland nstead of all the way to Rox- ma. On the second project it vas decided to end (be paving (Conllnucd On rage 51 Mercury Dips To Minus 30 AiswIjileJ Prrisl A mass of bitterly cold Arctic ir covered one-third of the country Saturday, sending temp ralures again lo SO degrees below zero. Zero or below temperatures icrc reported over wide sec .ions from the northern Appala chians southwcstward to north era Missouri, then in a sweeping arc upward to Idaho. The early morning's lowcs was 30 degrees beta zero at Hibbing, Minn. Son) reporting points in northern Iowa had readings around -20. Snow fell in brief squall: along the southern and easier shores of Lake Michigan, Lak Erie and Lake Ontario. At Buffalo, N.Y., there was snowfall of four inches, ai South Bend, Ind., had a tiirec inch fall. Snow flurries fell as far soul as northern and eastern Ken lucky. There were clear skies froi the Mississippi Valley and Great Plains lo the southwes hut rain fell along the Pacifi Const from Northern Californ lo Washington. The warmest reading in tl early morning was G7 at West, Fla. IfERIFF JOHN PENNELL to seek rc-cleellon heriff Asks Second Term Sheriff John 0. Pcnncll last ghl announced he will be n mdidate for re-election, sub- ct lo the Democratic prlniar- s, in next November's gencr- 1 election. He currently is erving his lirsl term in office Two Attorneys at Lovington Cited on Criminal Contemp CARLSBAD Criminal contempt charges were filed he Friday in Eddy County district court against four persons, of whom are Lovington attorneys. They arc Merrill I.. Norton of 1100 West Avc. H, and Barton L. Ingraham of 503 West Adams. The other two persons are a Carlsbad man and his wife, John R. Joyce and Elizabeth P. Joyce. s sheriff. Prior lo is estimated at The last census was taken ri March ot 1550, showing that persons lived within the ily limits. The new estimate hows an increase inside the city limits of persons. The present population esti- mate is based upon an index iguve obtained from the 1960 census, multiplied by Ihe nuni- )er of water meters, gas meters, electric meters and telephone n use here, along wilh average daily attendance In Hobbs schools. This method is considered a reasonably accurate method of estimating population In an) given area. The average esllmalc from a! ive sources give Hobbs a pop ilation of within its cilj limits. Here's how the estimates arc determined on Ihe basis of tin I960 index figure: In I960, the population wa counted and the figure cam Jn the same montl Ihe census was taken, the water gas, electric and telephone us ers, along with the school popu lation figures were obtained. Bj dividing each of these last fig ures into the known populatio ligure of that time, an accurst index of Ihe number of person using eacli service, as well a the number of persons per pup nrolled in the schools, ivas ol aincd. These index figures usu becoming sheriff, 'ennell had 11 years' experience ally remain fairly constant i community. a law cnforceiiicnt official iiich began in 1953 when he lined the Odessa tTex.) police eparlmenl. He moved to Hobbs i 1854 and joined the police de- nrlmenl ns a patrolman, work- ng up lo Ihe job of captain of nvesligalion police training cliools leaching criminal cstigalion, fingerprinting and dentificalion, narcotics and affic regulation. Last year Ihe Lea Counts licriff's office filed 704 crim nal cases in peace justice ourts at Talum, Lovinglon lobbs, Eunice and Jal. A lota f 5S7 ot these 704 felony, mis lemeanor, check fraud am other cases since have been cleaved, leaving 117 cases pcnd- ng and outstanding, Pcnnell las revealed, for a total of S3 ier cent disposition. In the same period, Pennell To estimate today's popul Ihe current number meters for each utility servic he number of telephone user and the number of children schools were mullipllcd by i corresponding index figure. Here are the up-to-date ulil etcclivcs, then eventually to figures, telephone users an ssistanl chief. Pennell attended and com- lelcd five Federal Bureau of school population, the in do igure for each and resullli: population of Schools pupils, 3.634 ndex for a population of Telephones primar stations, 3.6056 index for a po ulalion of Electricity meter index for a population Water 7.C91 meters, 3.SI index for a population of Gas meters, 3.5103 i dex for a population of On the basis of a 1963 es tiate ol persons livin within a five-mile radius 01 side city limits and a consei-v live estimate of conlinu growth, the population of disclosed, 45 prisoners were cr Hobbs is now more than 3 ransnortcd lo the New Mexico 000. State Penitentiary by personnel ioin his office; 41 individuals }ope Pledges lis Effort to king Peace VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope aul VI said Saturday lie was lling "lo attempt any means, en beyond usual protocol" to hleve a just peace among na- ons. The Pope made Hie slale- enl, renewing his dramatic irsonal campaign tor peace in ict Nam, lo diplomats from 55 luntries. They were galherec Ihe Vatican's Consislorial all lo give him their New ear's greetings. The pontiff did noV explain iat addilional steps he pro- oscd lo lake since his tele- aplicd New Year's pleas [01 igolialion lo Moscow, Peking, anoi and Saigon, "God is our witness that we ready, on our part, to at mpl any means, even lieyom sual protocol forms, at any me Hint we Hunk Ilic (Rninnn atholic) Church can usefully to the leaders (of sovcrn- enls) (he weight of its moral ulhority in order to maintain nd promote a, just peace mong men anil among pen- the Pope said. The Pope said llu's was E doubllcss temporal task" but is undertaken and carried out irough means appropriate lo ur function, and for a spiiilua im: the health of society and true well being ot man- ind." Pope Paul said Ihe experience f the past years confirmed that ie Church's mission of peace nd its activity in modern life :does not fall on indifference.' 'This he said, "i: awaited and heard in large areas." The Pope said the proo of this was the large echo from its speech.IP flhe :-UniteiV Na ions last October and "more our interventions in fa or of peace in Viet Nam." He was referring to his 'ear's appeals telegraphed lo ted Chinese leader Mao Tze ung, Soviet President Nikola .'odgoiny and President Ho CU Minn of North Vicl Nam am Nguyen Van Thieu, the chief o stale ot South Viet Nam. Harry Eaves As Candidate Harry Eaves Baja, Has nation for Lea County_ commis- others." The nurse complied, and two hours later he was dead. .Some of Ihe The area outside Hobbs In- cludes residents on Knowles were taken lo New Mexico Stale Tioad and the Denver City lligh- A hearing on the contempt citation has been set for 0 a.m., Jan. 2G, in district court at Carlsbad. Carlsbad sources said the al- leged.contempt grew out nf the filing'of a lawsuil in Otcro County and llic seeking ot an Injunction when the subject matter of that law suit already was in lilignlion before Ihe dis- trict couil of Eddy County. The contempt citation was is- sued by Dist. Judge Kermil K. iS'nsh in Lovinglon. JtiilRc Nash is heaving Ihe case following disqualification ol Dist. Judges Caswell Ncal of Carlsbad and George L. Reese of Roswell. The case grew out of a sull by the minority stockholders of tiio National Livestock Co. to liiyiichte a 225-scdion ranch in Etldy nnrt Olevri counties'. Cmiil records show thai an offer JSSS.OOO had been re- ceived for Hie ranch property, lohu Joyce Jr., president and nanagcr of the ranch, as well ns a major owner of Us asscls, .old (lie court that this (iRiirc was less than could be obtained by withholding sale at that time. However, the court order ?d the properly sold following a icarlng on this matter about three months ago in Ixivinglon. It was at this point thai Norton and Ingraham, attor- neys for John Joyce Jr., ob' lained Ihe rcslraining order tiom Judge UCOI-RE Zimmer- man in Alaniogordo lo prevent IhC' sale. Judge Zimmerman riuasbcd Ihe. rcrtralnlng order following a hearing on Nov. 21 in Alnmogordo. Members of Ihe legal profeS' sion said lhal convlcllon of criminal contempl could lend lo suspension 01 oven disbarment, Hospital at Las Vegas; and 22 irisoners were returned to Lea County from other stales. Total miles traveled by mem- bers of the sheriff's depart- ment in 1S65 was 363.SS7 at a cost ot (H'.i cents per mile. In the same period, pris- oners were accomodaled in the comity jail at Lovingtnn under supervision of the sheriff's de- partment. These prisoners were fed 41.636 meals at a cost ot 28 (Continued On fjge SJ Helena Johnson Taken by Death; fcites Tomorrow Funeral services will be held Monday at p.m. for Helena lary Johnson, 55. who died early Friday evening at hei lome, IH Kast Alto. Mrs. Johnson, wife of Wayne Johnson, local distributor past several days. way; east of Hobbs to the New Mexico-Texas state line; south, including Nadine; and west im-j mediately outside the cily limits. Power Boat Kills Owner a) Regatta MIAMI, Fla. power boat killed its driver and two other spills sent drivers to hos- pitals Saturday In opening min- utes of the Orauje Bnwl Re- gatta's nine-hour endurance race on wind-ruffled Biscayne Bay. Officials called event off. The dead driver was identi- fied by police as Hank Bow- man, 52, a wriler for Rudder Magazine and operator of a boat testing service at his Sole- bury, Bucks County, home. Bowman's boat catapulted him nut on a curve. Its propel- health several years, ant lad been crilicnlly III for the hjm jn light circles. MEDICAL SANDMAN' -This Is the her patients saw Miss Leona, l.oyd, who retired Jan. 1 after "putting half the population of Hobbs to sleep at one time or another" as anesthetist at Lea General Hospital. Al right Is Ihe way she Looks after she removes her surglcul mask. Staff photos by Kalhryn Morris (who assumed the position of a patient to get the lop pic- ture.) Nurse Stayed By KAT1IRYN All of his clothing, except his shoes, had been burned away. lis body was so charred he ooked like "a black board.1 Bui he staggered into the small hospital under his own power, and stood in the doorway of the emergency room. When the approached him, he spoke through what had once been lips in what! had once been a face. "You can't tlo anything tor me. Miss I.loyd. .lust give me a big hypo and go and take care of Ihe two been 'or Gulf products, had been in icr then gashed him as the un- controlled boat roared around The regatta is a windup tea- Survivors in addition lo her turc of Miami's New Year sea- 'insband are two sons, James A Robert Johnson, and three jrandchlldren, all of Temple, Tex.; her mother, Mrs. Helen Wcntworlh and a sister, Mrs, Until Kline, both of SI. Paul, son Orange Bowl festival. Minn. Riles Ihe Rev. he conducted by Barber at the First Raplist Church, Burial will be In Memory Gardens Ceme- tery under direction of Roberts Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson was B member of Iho First Bnptisl Clmvch ami had served as Sunday School secretary.there tevtral years, IF YOU HAVIN'T HtCIIVEB YOUR WEEKDAY TAPER ON YOUR PORCH IY P. M., Gill EX. 3-2123 before p. m. No colls taken ofttr 6 p. m. IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOUR SUNDAY. ON PORCH IY A. Call EX. 3-2123 btfow No collt tcktn oftcr LOVINCTON Call Muilck, 394-4475 Sunday to a, m, Dolly ta p. m, HARRY EWES commission candidate. Parker wlm resigned in July. lie was appointed to the post July 26 by LI. Cov. Mack Kas- ley, acting for Gov. John Campbell who was nuV ot the stale at the lime. Eaves will serve the remainder of Park- er's term which expires Jan. 1, 1DG7. The olhcr two county com- missioners, John Kaslcy of Lovington and Bob Moales of Kmiice, have not announced if Iliey will be candidates for re- election, In announcing his candidacy, leaves said he felt his record as a businessman would be an asset lo [lie couuly. "J feel Ihe county should be operated like a private busi- ness, wllli careful attention to effclency and Kavfs said. Haves currently is serving as (Conllnuid On Nit H oilwell crews who had caught in a tremendous explosion and fife near Monu- ment, lived; several of liicm did not. Scenes like that were not un- common back in Ihe days when f.eona l.oyd firsl came (o Hobbs. They form some of the memories she has taken with her into retirement after half lifetime of devotion lo the suffering humanity of Lea Coun- ty. When she look off her surgi- cal mask the first of this year aflcr having been anesthetist at Leu General Hospital from (lie day it opened its dnors lo its firsl patient, one of her collea- gues remarked that she "had put more people to slce.p and helped bring more babies into Ihe world than any other person in I.ea County." But it is typical of the woman Ihal, when her associates began paying tribute lo her and a asked for an Interview, she should inquire mildly. What's all the cvrilcmonl When l.cona came Uv lobbs in April nf 1334, W. Bert Wayt nf 412 Norll; cell last ntglil announced he vill be a candidate for cit; in the city election lere on March 1. lie lias filetl Hie position from Ward 4, low represented byO. H. Glbbs, currently serving as mayor. A counselor in Houston Jun- ior High School, Vt'ayl has live: In Hobbs since 1952, and has associated with the Hobb' Sclml System throughout lha period, lie has taught historj Rnvcnimcnl in junior hlpj school, senior hijh school am college. Wayt was reared on a farm nd has worked in factories, retail stores, offices and in ;ales. A veteran of World War If, he served with the. 3-1 th In- fantry anil was overseas two and a half years. The candidate obtained his bachelor of arts degree from Nebraska Teachers College at Wayne, Xeb., and his ninslevs in government from Kansas Slate University at Manhattan, Kan, He Is a member of the Flrsl Presbyterian Church ond nn newspaper columnist had lo elder in the church as well as planned lo slay sis weeks. Sf arrived on an errand of mercy, ind she stayed lo perform al- nost legendary feats of cndur inre and service. Klic had started her profes- sional career as a school teach- er, but in those day.i teachers wore pnorly paid, and she de- cided she could nol make a liv- ing in the schoolroom. She received IralnliiR at Good Samaritan Hospital In Phoenix' went inlo nursing and She re mem bo is 0 there, (Odd) Mclnlyre as her "rnos1 interesting" patient. The celebrated New "York leave a (vain In Phocnlv be cause of an attack (nf asthma she and proceeded to OK Red Sectors Of Viet Nam Are Immune SAIGON, Vicl Nam (AP) U. S. jets are lammering hard at Com- munist supply routes outfit Laos to check nen and equipment that Viet Nam is speed- 'ng south while its own em'tory is immune, in- 'ormed sources said Sat- urday. "To do any less would be one source said. 'We simply cannot let the Com- munists arrive in South Viet Sam with all that stuff intact." With the pause in the bomb- of Norm Viet Nam In its "Hi day, another terrorist in- SAK.'OX (.U-) U. S. (mops have launched their biggest operation of the war In n jinsfi ticar the Commun- ists' iron triangle, H was au- nounced Sunday. For security reasons the Vietnamese high command Has not even notified of the operation until (he iasl minute and no Vietnamese govern- ment troops took The Royal Australian Bat- lallon Joined 6 American bat- tallons and artillerymen. A U. S. commander saJd Ihcre were Americans taking part, making U largest U.S. effort io dale. cidcnt startled Saigon, A bomb demolished a sidewalk peddler's stall in front of the My Canh floating restaurant, where two powerful explosions last June 25 killed persons, including five Americans, and wounded near- ly 100. Damage was minor in (his case, however, and authorities on (lie scene repotted only (lives casualties one policeman and passersby received slight scratches. Diners dived lo safe- ly under [he tables. Security officers speculated Hial liie torrorisis Intended Ihe blast lo lure people around the scene as targets for a second and bigger explosion, but some- thing went wrong with their planning. "They didn't deliver the sec- ond one said. Vietnamese police sources disclosed 13 persons have been arrested in three terrorist inci- dents over Ihe past five weeks. In Ihe Laotian phase of the war, informed sources said up lo 300 U.S. planes are operating daily, dropping nearly Ions of bombs and rockets on Com- munist water-borne traffic and rucks moving down newly con- Inicled roads. North Viet Nam has been ;pared air raids since Bee. 24 iflcr President Johnson ordered i bombing pause in an attempt o get peace negotiations started on the Vietnamese war. Photo reconnaissance planes continue lo seek out Communist "roop movements and missile retaliations in the north. The bombing pause has (Continued On rase 5J 3 Persons Hurt In Road Crash Three llobbsans were injured Friday in a lieadon collision east of Hobbs on Highway ISO, according lo stale police. The injured were W. Jones, 26, of 405 West Skelly; Larry U. Etliridge, 22, of 1215 South Cochran, and Mrs. Harry Sclnitz, ,11, of 411 Kasl Hoxana, Police said Miss Jones suffer- W. RFRT WAVT seeks city no.sl Wayt Enters Hobbs Race cd lacerations and Hlhridge a broken abrasions, leg. and Sirs, fichuIz a broken arm and a leg injury. Ajl were reported in good condition at Hobbi- I.en General llojpilal .Saturday. Police said Miss Jones and Elhridge were drivers of the two cars and Mrs. Schulz was a passenger in the Elhrldge vehicle. According to llie police re- port, Mrs. Jones's car swerved across Ilic-center line and col- a leachcr' in Ihe adult Bible class. He is past president nl Comimmily Players and (Conllnuid On Fu< lias ildcd the rcihridge car coming from the oilier direc- tion. The accident occurred oighl-tcnilij of a east ot Hobbs. Miss Jones vita issued a lion fnv driving on (he wroriR side of Ihe road, according lo police,
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