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   Santa Rosa News (Newspaper) - August 26, 1965, Santa Rosa, New Mexico                                NEW MEXICO'S BILINGUAL NEWSPAPER ON U.S. HIGHWAYS 66, 84, 54 antd osa SANTA ROSA, NEW MEXICO DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF THIS CITY, COUNTY ANQ STATE VOLUME XXXVIII ROSA, GL'AIMLCPE COUNTY, NEW August 26, 1965 No. 26 Well, everyone seems to be overly pleased with the State Fish Hatchery dedication and the bar- becue which followed except the handful of JOHN BURROUGHS' supporters. When Chamber Pre- sident JOHN J. COURY paid tribute to GOVER- NOR JACK M. CAMP- BELL at the barbecue, the BURROUGHS' fans thought BIG JOHN kinda got carried away with his admiration and per- sonal friendship of the Chief of State. BIG JOHN said that GOVERNOR CAMPBELL had the biggest Santa Rosa following of any gov- ernor in the last twenty years. Since the Peanut King was present at the Chamber barbecue, we wouldn't say whether that was the place to say it or not, but BIG JOHN was right in what he said and the past votes of G u a d a 1 u p e County prove it. In fact, the first time Peanuts er GOVERNOR BUR- ROUGHS ran, he was elected despite Guada- lupe' s vote. Our county went for GOVERNOR EDWIN MECIIEM in 1958 by a count of 1290 to-1205. However he did bounce back in 1960 to clobber Mechem here: 1562 -to but still lost the Governor's office. Back to what BIG JOHN said about his GOVERNOR C A M P- BELL he has really sorta been Guadalupe County and Santa Rosa's favorite. He has carried Guadalupe County both times he has run. In 1962, he ca r r iecl the county 1448 -to- HOG over MECHEM. And last year wow he rolled up 1623 votes he re over M E HI., E TUCKER'S 1020. dalupe gave him Gua- G03 vote margin. So, BIG JOHN was right. GO VE RNOR CAMPBELL does have a bigger following in Santa Rosa than any gov- ernor in the last 20 years maybe even longer. 603 vote margin ain't exactly peanuts. JIM the chief of the federal fish hatchery, told me this week that he had had such a wonderful time at the state fish hatchery dedication, they thought they would cl e d i e a t e theirs next week. I to hi him that since the Gov- ernor had dedicated tin- state hatchery, I assume (Continued Page (i) inary Hearing For Men Wife Kids, Car, barge With Possession Of >pe To Be Heard Wednesday Fneild Still MISSJII District Judge Matias A. Z amor a has an- nounced, after he held a docket call on all pend- ing cases in the county Monday, the prelimin- ary hearing of the March 16 narcotic arrest in Santa Rosa to be held next Wednesday. The hearing will be held for eight Santa Rosans and one Fort Sumner man, who were arrested in a massive narcotics raid in the early morning hours of March 16 by State, County and City law en- forcement officers. The men to appear for the hearing are Al- fred Flores, Fritz Lu- cero, Eugene Chacon, Gilbert Pacheco, Cele- donio Garcia, Dickie Madrid, Florencio Monr cayo, Daniel Garcia all of Santa Rosa and Louis Maestas of Fort Sum- ner. The pre-dawn series of raids climaxed ten months of undercover work in Santa Rosa by the Narcotics Division of the New Mexico State Polico. Just prior to the San- ta Rosa raids, Sheriff Roberto E. Ser rario called Fort Sumner or- dering Louis Maestas to be picked up. De Ba- ca C o u n t y Officer Charles Hawkins took him into custody within a few minutes of the Guudulupe County She- riff's call. Sheriff Serrano also called the Quay County officers to place the 29- year-old Chacon under arrest. Chacon is a San- ta Hosan, who was work- ing with the highway department in San Jon. Shortly before 2 a, m. March 16, Sheriff Ser- rano split up the offi- eers who had gathered for the raid, Three plainelothesmen from the Slate Police Divi- sion were present and t h v Town officers assisted. II e divided them into four groups. By -1 a. m. the four g r o u p s of arresting o f f i e e rs had appre- hended their men. Santa had been under investigation for the nareotic violations, namely m a r i j u a n a, sinee last May and sev- eral uudrr cover agents the New Mexico State pe-liee have done work 1) e r e prepa t h e cases for the recent ar- ivsts. Thei r 1'i rst agent be- j; a n buying ma rijuanu relies soon after m a k i g contact with s m e u pushers and was having a great dea I of suect -s.s in pu r- chases until the pushers began In suspect him. hen he eame under suspicion, he was pulled out. Soon another infor- mer was sent to Santa Rosa. He had a job, made his contacts and soon was buying Then he also came un- der suspicion. He was threatened. His car was broken into and his clothes resulted in Sheriff Serrano tak- ing the first three sus- pects, Celedonio Gar- cia, Madrid and Daniel Garcia into custody on the charges of petty lar- ceny. Marijuana was discovered in the car when the sheriff ar- rested them on the petty larceny charge. Once two of the under- cover agents h a d to "blow with those they bought the m a r i j u an a cigarettes from. They switched the marijuana cigarettes they had been sold for fake ones and pocket- ed the evidence while their   of Service Sta- tion. Two employees the station, said they noticed the car. They said Ritter and a wo- man had gone into restrooms while tJru? oth er man, Frisner> stayed checking the Haul trailer they were pulling. When the couple returned to the caif) Frisner went to t h e restroom, the emplo- yees said. The emplo- yees said while FriJi- ner was in the rest- room, the other started the automobiJe, by making direct con- tact on the starter der the hood. The employees, Pete Lucero and Sam said when Frisner out of the restroom he was surprised not tr find his car and family. They said Frisner haci asked what had hap- pened. The employees told him the car bar- been started and driven east. The police war called at the request of Frisner. City man Al Nelson to arrive and was ac- companied by Frienar at 100 miles per houjf on the highway lead- ing east. They trav- eled to Tucumcari, were unable to find missing car, a '56 and black Pontiac, whkvl: had a lead of about minutes. Sheriff, State Policy, and City Police un checked all and country roads lead- ing out of town, buthav been unable to the automobile or occupants. P'risner, who jailed Tuesday for in- vestigation by Sher'n Roberto E. stated the car could ftfcf. have traveled far it only had about gallons of gas. He snid the children, ages and 21 months old, didn't have any food in the car. City police have sent a (Continued Page   

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