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   Santa Rosa News (Newspaper) - June 17, 1965, Santa Rosa, New Mexico                                MRS. STSVS PIMO, JR. IS snort darrel freeman Yipee it's rodeo time a- gain and the top young cow- hands and cowgals from through- out the state are enroute to Santa Rosa as this was being -COWGALS-FANS Santa Rosa written and their mommas and pappas are coming too plus many hundreds of other fans so Santa Rosa will be a-pop- pin this weekend. We trust and numerous individuals are hoping that it will be an orderly celebration as it seems that some of our law en- forcement agencies aren't exact- ly up to par in personnel. In fact, it is almost to the point to where you have to make an appointment with the sheriff to get in jail getting out is another thing, only our district attorney knows how and why that is done. NEW MEXICO'S BILINGUAL NEWSPAPER DEDICkliED T0 THE PR OG RESS O F T H I S C I T Y, COUNTY AND STATE i .-f .1 I f i .1 VOLUMNE XXXV1H SANTA ROSA, GUADALUPE COUNTY, NEW MEXICO THURSDAY JUNE 17, 1965 NO. 18 REIGNING QUEEN: Miss Betty Greene was crowned New Mexico High School Rodeo Queen in Santa Rosa last year. Eighteen year old Miss Greene is the daughterof Mr and Mrs. Tom D. Mall of Defiling. She will reign over the rodeo till she crowns the queen Saturday night. Life Claimed By Cancer Spcakin of "par" .Santa Rosa's newest entertainment fac ility is now open. JOE CAMPOS has opened the miniature golf course on the back side of LA FIESTA. MARQUEZ didn't get his new furniture department ready for opening this weekend, but he says real soon MRS. MAE WALKER CHAPMAN' is having the formal opening of her new flower and gift shop this Saturday. RAosai7 be redted tomghl on which he had sat as judge. Few people have any idea how'n Angelus Chapel of Rogers Mo The case concerned the much time and hard work a tuarv m Las for Distric' death of John B. Lassetter of number of our fellow Santa Ro- ArmTijo' t fn ub3fstandAep who brother of City Attorney Jose E was fatally shot on Aug. 21. sans have put in to stage this who had pj 1925 during an altercation in years New Mexico High School the Fourth jusji'cia] District for Championship Rodeo. I doubt 35 of the past 41 yearg that even HUGH COOPER, the Armijo died of cancer Tuesda> general manager or DON DRIG- night at Saint Anthony's Hospital GERS, the Boosters Club presi- in Las Vegas, dent, or even GENE DURIE, Funeral services will be held the Boosters Club secretary, have tomorrow at a.m. at an accurate accounting of of Sorrows Church in Las that so many have done to make Vegas. this year's the greatest ever. Judge Armijo's physician said the judge had been ill at his By the PUTT WHITE home about three weeks before was elected vice-president of ihe entering the hospital June 2. Rodeo Boosters Club at their The judge had undergone sir- meeting last week. That means gory in -Albuquerque at the Love- ho will become president and Clinic last October for tin- chief ram-rod of it next year, condition which led to his death, succeeding DON DRIGGERS, the physician said. Burial will be at Mounl Cal-1 Los Esteros Extra Copy Demand Of Rodeo Edition News of this Rodeo Edition of the Santa Ros brought the press run to over copies this week. Pohhcal party labels may ap- gajlta Roga Chamber of pear on the ballot for school Party May Remain On Election Ballots ion District Water Transfer Month Before Authorization End Esteros Dam Came a mediately notified, and they in board elections, it was stated in papers weekly in the towns steP closer to reality with the turn would recommend a con- Annual Eastern Star Barbeque Saturday The annual Eastern Star Bar- beque is pianned for Saturday from 11. a. m. to 1 p. m. The menu will include barb cue, chili, beans, potato fruit cobler and beverage. For for adults and 75 cents for contestants and. child Co ren under 12, persons are served the attorney general's opinion paper announcement Tuesday by State struction appropriation. "all you can eat." unless a horse falls on him be- tween now and then. When II. L. GALLFXiOS was asked when IIL Wiis gi.fng to have open house for the new ice cream store lie has under construction on west highway 66, he told the members of the Cham her board of directors that it would be next Christmas and they could come out for their free ice cream cone then. The Square Deal is scheduled ,to start moving into their beau'.i- ful new store. After it was dis- cussed at (lie CnambcT directors meeting Tuesday in the SPAN- ISH INN of the great contribu- tion to the progressive aire of Santa Rosa, the CAMPOS BRO- THERS were giving our down- town area; the Chamber direc- tors decided to repaint the C of C office and have a modernist it- sign installed on their building. I MrHKK why he didn't use some influence on his uncle to try to get some- (Coiitinwtl on M> "The most delicate, the most temible of all pleasures, consists in promoting I ho pleasure o f -------Bruvore vary Cemetery in Las Vegas. Judge Armijo had his roots deep in New Mexico history. He was born in Las Vegas Dec. 29, 1887, and his father, Knrique Armijo, a school teacher and bookkeeper, also a Las Vegas native. Judge Armijo's mother, Ma- rie Jnramillo Armijo, was born in Lincoln County. Joined liar in 1915 Judge Armijo was admit- ted to the New Mexico bar in 1915, and began a polilical and judicial career which spanned nearly half a century in 1920. It was in 1920 he was elected district attorney. Four: years later he was elected district judge and was re- elected for a six year lermi in 1930. f In 193G Judge'Armijo was defeated for election to a third term as the democrats mnde the first clean sweep of offices in San Miguel county history. But Armijo cnme back in 1942 to defeat Irwin S. Moise, the man who had beaten him in 1936. Judge Armijo remained on Ihe bench from 1942 until his death, and for many years the only Republican dis- trict judge in New Mexico. Attended 'Vi'fjas Schools Judge Armijo attended Las Vegas schools and New Mex- ico Normal University (now New Mexico He graduated from Now Mexico Military Institute in 1908, and started his study of law in tho office of the late Klislia V. Long of Las Vogas. Judge Armijo in 1920 heard one of the most famous mur- der trials in New Mexico history the sensational Mapee case. In Inter years he called ihis case the most interesting New School House Ready For Use Now which was read at the meeting Thursday night of the Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools Board of Education, _ Paul tTinform" Eng'neer S' E- Reynolds that Dimes of the Senator's office of the' outstanding attraction in fche Board of Carlsbad said before the recomendation Santa Rosa this week District has adopted a resolution for money could be made it The Rodeo Boosters Club ha consenting to the transfer of would probably lake about 30 Chairman Fred Chavez said, an additional 1.000 pap-rs conservation storage capacity for necessary paper work "It would be nice not to havewhich be piaced in the rnn from Alamogordo Reservoir to between all connected deparl- political parties on the election j Friday and Saturday the Proposed Los Esteros Reser mehts. u.a -------MKrt y vojr north of ganta Roga The dam was Officials of the Bureau of Re- Town of Santa Rosa and the .clamation and state engineers Santa Rosa Chamber of Corn- have been working at full speed mercc in the early thirties. ballot, but according to the law it cannot be denied as to how one wants to run on the ballot." The ruling was 'requested by The new Santa Rosa High the local board after a petition _i School building is virtually com Was presented by Tom Nichols MllGS pleted, it was reported by job requesting the board to rule a- ITMIVW superintendent Wyatt Unde-- gainst political party -labels ap- wood at the meeting Thursday peering on the school board elec- night of the Santa Rosa School tion ballot. Board of Education. Architect Nichols appeared before the A truck-trailor George Wright reported that board Thursday night and stated cross US 66 early to be used, that Judge Luis Armijo had ruled or ten small HnHncr a school board election flf IIA f A VI llvlv jacknifed a- m since early May analyzing Pe- Numerous citizens have worked cos River hydrological reports to bring Los Esteros lo in an effort to obtain approval reality. Recently Ihe mailer has of Los Esteros Dam before its Deen Up David B, authorization expires July 19. B.raziel, Mamie! Medley and Senator Joseph M. Montoya Senator Page, has been at work to get the dead Braziel, head of the Cham- line extended. Receiving the ioers' LoS Esleros Reservoir studies which were being comp Project Committee, undertook Judge Armijo a Las Vegas hotel lobby be- tween the late Judge David J. Leahy and Carl C. Magee, former editor of the New Mexico Stale Tribune in Al- buquerque. Trial Testimony Witnesses testified at the trial that Lassetter was shot as Magee fired from a posi- tion on the floor. Magee had been knocked down, witnesses .said, and was being attacked by Leahy when Lassetter went lo Magee's aid. Magee was charged with first degree murder, but the charge was reduced to man- slaughter when lie went on trial in June 192G. After hear- ing testimony, Judge Armijo ruled there was insufficient evidence and a jury found Magee innocent. Judge Armijo was in the center of an international con- troversy in 19-19 when he pub- licly refused to abide by a pronouncement of the lale Pope Pius XII. Pope Pronouncement Pope Pius was reported by news services on Nov. 6, ISMfl, as saying "a Catholic judge cannot, except for grave reasons, pronounce a decree of civil divorce in a marriage which is valid before God and tlio church." In commenting on the. pro- nouncement, Judge Armijo said: "I may be a Catholic, bul I am a c-itizen of the United Stales first." The judge's statement was carried nationally, and it np- pt'nred he was the only Cath- olic judge in the country who took public exception to the Pope's pronouncement. Judge Armijo was married (Continued on Pugr M) of Santa into a car and m no L, L, John Hubbard, 47, of Memphis, iled by a government computed many discussions on the project items needed further work and m Vaughn that the school board Tennessee) as reported by local months tllc work such fls lasl year when he mel said mat the balancing ot the couid prohibit the use of party state poiice_ Hubbard was a pas- toward the proposed Los Estero in Santa Fe with stale cngin- heating system will have to be labels if it so desired. senger in the car driven by his Dam eight miles north of San. eerS( and with lht, Carlsbnd h, Nichols stated that he planned wife Opal, 38, who is reported ta Rosap Ralph Charles, bureau riBaUon, District, lo revise the to be in critical condition in an r A, A1, -t i planning engineer said. project of Los Esteros. At that Albuquerque hospital. T-> u r j t i State Police investigating the Reynolds informed State Sen Ume nathor dcpartmeiU reach accident said the Navajo truck. ator Page Tuesday ed an agreement, driven by DeForest Cory, 51 ol Carlsbad's approval of the trans The agreement unable to be The Guadalupe County RepubH- Aibuquerque which was 'travei_ fer of part of its irrigation wa- reached by either department can Convention which was set incr east( jackknifed just as the ter storage to the dam. done when there is cold weather Superintendent Joe T. Gon- to investigate the issue further, sralez noted that wormanship and material was guaranteed for Republican MCGT one year and the roof was guar- anteed for 15 years. The building, which will be used for tenth, eleventh and twelT for last Sunday has been post- th grades, will be entirely com- poned indefinitely, according to terstate 40 into two-lane US pleted this year. an announcement by Republican wegt of Santa Rosa County Chairman Vidal Chavez. _____________' _________ 66 was dreaded by the citizens of The office of United States Santa Rosa. Senator Page and Senator Joseph M. Montoya, Reynolds had been working yesterday advised the Santa together for a long time to reach Rosa News that the next mainan agreemcnl with the Carlsbad concern now would be the word irrigation District on the rescir of participation from the Slate. project. If they had not lis office reported that as soon becn i0 reach the agree-- as word from the State is received ment before next month, Santa Ihe Corp Engineers would be im if....... 4, It's rodeo time again! top young cowhands and the rodeo grounds with music by the Aggie Ramblers of Las Cruces. The coronation of the at The the highway, go east to fifth cow- 'hen south to the welfare office gals from all over the state-are where it will break up. now enroute to Santa Rosa lo Cash prizes will be given U; Rodeo Queen will take place compete for the coveted titles the best float, posse, and decoral- the dance. in the New Mexico High School Gd bicycle. Prizes will also be A worship service is planner' Championship Rodeo, which will to the best-dressed cowboy 77- is M in Las Vegas at Saint get' underway for a three day and cowgirl. Sunday morning, stand starting tomorow evening. There will be no official regis- The final performance of the The highly anticipated first round tration of entries but entran rodeo will be held that afternoon in the state-wide championship arc requested to notify a Jay at This will be followed show is staged for tomorrow cee member of thei; .ntention to by the presentation of trophie" night in the rodeo arena featur have something in the parade. an" awards, ing lop performances. The Order of Eastern Star will Admission prices for the- rodeo Registration of the contestants have its annual barbecue at Park are for adults and 50 cenls will be held tomorrow morning Lake, served from a. m. children at the gate of the through at the rodeo off; to p. m. Admission for adults rodeo grounds southwest of Santa at the rodeo grounds. is and contestants and child- Rosa on Highway 54. Advance tic- At Saturday morning ren under 12 will be 75 cents. kets may be purchased from Ro- there will be a big parade in The second rodeo performance Booster Club members for Downtown Santa Rosa sponsored will be that afternoon at which will be good for four bv the Junior Chamber of Com-followed by the third show at performances or may be merce. The parade will form at p. m for four persons for one perfor- 3on of Mr' Mrs' Ratl'ff- Sr. He enjoys baseball Park Lake, eomo down La Pra- At Saturday night, follow- rnance. The advance tickets will ilira until it reaches fourth strer'. ing the last performance, a big be on sale until 5 p. m. to- turn north on fourth street to western dance will be held at morrow. NEWSBOY Marvin RaUiff, Jr., in the eighth Junior High School. Ratliff, who is 13, is the and and is a of Boy Scout Troop 610. He has been Santa Rosa News for two montlis and is saving hi.s money lo spend on his vacation.   

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