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   Santa Rosa News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1977, Santa Rosa, New Mexico                                Santa R 51st Year Number 14 osa II ems JUNE 16, 1977 Santa Rosa, New Mexico sort of a snort darrel freeman REGISTRATION The latest tabulation on Guadalupe voter reg- istration has just been compiled by County Clerk NAP MARTINEZ. It reveals there are now 231 less registered than lust prior to the last general election, but there Is an even SO more registered voters today in Guadalupe County than there was a year ago. Today there are registered voters. A year ago there were only but the total of the last count before the general election was ALMOST 3-TO-l The Democrats con- tinue to out-number the Republicans almost three-to-one. There are registered as Dem- ocrats compared to 756 registered Republicans. There are 77 who de- cline to state their affili- ation. UPS DOWNS The Democrats have 32 more registered un- der their banner than they did a year ago, but it is 129 less than they had registered prior to the General election. Today they have a year ago, but just before the last General, they had The Re- publican figures don't vary so much, but still reflect the same up and down pattern. Today there are 756 registered Republicans, and while that is 17 more than they had a year ago, It is still 37 less that they had before the last General when they boasted of 793. NOW A TIE The Santa Rosa City Hall, precinct one, is nowtiedwiththe Knights of Columbus Hall, pre- cinct two, in voter reg- istration. Each has 657 registered, followed by the UPHA Hall, precinct three, with 640 register- ed voters. Vaughn, pre- cinct four, has 559 and Anton Chico, precinct five, has 556. Until the latest tabulation, the KC Hall had the largest number of registered voters of any precinct in the county. THE YOUTH In the J8-to-20 year old bracket, the Democrats have lost ground during the past year while the Republicans have gain- ed. There are now 98 young Democrats reg- istered; a year ago there were 99 in this age bracket, a loss of one. There are only 26 Re- publicans in this age bracket, but this is an increase of three over a year ago. The Repub- licans picked up two in this age bracket at An- ton Chico and one in pre- cinct two, the KC Hall. The Democrats in this age bracket, gained one in precincts one and five, the Santa Rosa City Hall and Anton Chico, held their own at the KC Hall, precinct 2, Continued on Page 4 Lyles Is Hired As Basketball Coach for SRHS Wilbur (Red) Lyles, former Santa Rosa High School basketball star, will return to his alma mater to direct the Lions cage destiny this coming school year. Lyles and his twin brother, Blackie, were on 1he Lions state cham- pionship team in the mid-fifties. Lyles has been teach- ing biology and coach- ing basketball and toot- ball in Caruthers, Cali- fornia for the past nine years. According to local friends ot the family, he is expected to arrive in Santa Rosa next month. In other personnel matters considered by the Santa Rosa Board of Education at their regu- lar monthly meeting last Thursday, Miss Beverly Bogie and Mrs. Marsha Shaffer were hired as language arts teachers for the Middle School. The board accepted the resignation of Bar- bara Johnston as high school science teacher. In addition to his coach- ing duties, Lyles will also leach science. The board also ac- cepted the resignation of Antonio B. Gallegos as a custodian at the high school. He will be eligible for retirement benefits at the end of July. Gallegos Named To Water Board Tony Gallegos, Jr. was named to the Water 'Board by Mayor Laute Lucero at the regular monthly meeting of the City Council Monday. Gallegos will fill the unexpired term of the late Joe Gutierrez. Charles Sanford, Sr. told the councilmen that since Gallegos will soon be moving outside of the city limits, he wondered if he will be eligible to serve on the City board. The Council had heard from several outside of the city limits water users pertaining to their double rates prior to the appointment. Mayor Lu- cero said Gallegos' ap- pointment would give them some represen- tation on the board. It was also pointed out that Sanford lived out- side of the City, but was a member of several City boards. Mayor Lucero said he would have the legality of his eligibility check- ed. Gallegos' appoint- ment was unanimously approved. For The Second Time..... County, City Get Zero From Public Works Act TV Dues status Numbers Formula Grants "J Tops Chamber Agenda Friday t0 Urban CenterS MISS TANA DELGADO, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Randy Delgado, was crowned Little Miss Rosebud of the Lakes Saturday at Park Lakeduring the Santa Rosa Day festivities. First runner-up was Miss Vera Ann Barba, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Barba. Miss Jimmie Jo Ortega, daughter of Rosalie Ortega, was second runner-up. "A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentlemanonhisknees." Council Leases City Street The City Council ap- proved leasing a ten foot slrip of a street to Frank Baca at their regular monthly meet- ing Monday. Mrs. Baca appeared before the councilmen and requested that the City vacate the street next to her home or possibly lease it. Her home, located at Pecos and Second sets on the street line. After considerable discussion, the Council agreed to leasing a ten foot strip of the street along her property line on Pecos for fifty years for wi'h a clause fhat the City can ter- minate the lease any- time they see fit. School Retains Lawyer Cuddy C. Emery Cuddy was retained as legal coun set by the Board of Education a I their regu- lar monthly meeting last Thursday by unan imous vote. Cuddy, who repre- sented the board in the Ted Baer case and has advised fhe school on other matlers, request- ed clarification on his status regarding the matter of the school bus drivers and other non- certified school per- sonnel. Board member Larry Marquez asked where the money would come from to pay him. Super- intendent Albert San chez replied that there was a legal fund in the budget, which had a balance of for the current fiscal year. The board voted unanimously to retain Cuddy as their attorney to represent the board in the bus drivers case. (Photo by Timmy Ulibarri) Senior Citizens Feud Continues A report on the status of the T.V. Fund is scheduled to be at the lop ol the agenda when the Santa Rosa Cham- ber ol Commerce meets tomorrow, said Presi dent Ricky Marquez. Television Committee Chairman Tommy Crow will inform the Board of Directors of the amount currently in the fund, as well as the percentage of people who have paid their T.V. dues. The Chamber will then begin a full-scale campaign to collect un- paid dues, which are used for repairs to and maintenance of the T.V. translator which makes local viewing possible. The dues are annual- ly per television set. The meeting is set for noon tomorrow at the Adobe Inn Restau- rant. When the second round of funding ol the federal Public Works Act was released last Thursday, for the sec- ond lime all applica- tions from this area re- ceived zero. Grants rejected, or rather failing to receive funding, were Guada lupe County for renovat- ing the hospital, City of Santa Rosa for improve- ments in the municipal parks, the Santa Rosa Schools for a cultural center, and the Town of Vaughn for improve ments on their water supply system. Under the Carter ad- ministration's formula for determining recip ients of the federal grants to stimulate the economy, a weigh) of 65 per cent is determined by the number of unem- ployed with the remain- The Guadalupe Coun- ty Senior Citizens As- sociation elected a tem- porary president and secretary in replace- ment of its ousted Board of Directors at a special meeting Friday night. Florencio G. Flores was elected temporary president, with Frank D. Chavez of Puerto de Luna to serve as secre- tary until the election of a new board. The old board was ousted Tuesday of last week by a vote of 12 to 11. No date has yet been set for the election of a new board, Flores said, but it is expected a date will be named at the next regular meeting, scheduled for July 5. He further stated a nomin- ating committee had been appointed, but would not divulge the names of those serving on the committee. According to Senior Citizens by-laws, the election must be held at least 30 days after a nominating committee is named A delegation from the association, headed by ousted board member Mrs. Agnes Seidel, ap- peared before the City Council at its regular meeting Monday and re- quested that the City as- sume complete control over operation of the Senior Citizens pro- gram. She stated the members are incapable of running it them- selves, as evidenced by the recent board ouster. The Council maintain- ed that it was unable to assume control of the organization, since the terms of its contract slate it must act as fiscal agent only. According to Senior Citizens member Mrs. R.A. Chavez, the dis- pute within the organi- zation that led to dis- missal of the board stems from a conflict over the Center's nutri- tion program. It was de- cided at the last regular Senior Citizens meeting to hold the nutrition pro gram at Don Juan's Cafe. Some' members wanted to conduct the program at the Senior Center, she said, while others said that was im possible since the Cen ter is housed in a con- demned building. Sunday Is Father's Women's Lib, TV Have Changed Dad's Image and Roles Four Gals Come To Defense Of Arrested Male Companion David F. Sandoval, 25, Frances Jean Salas, 18, and Victoria Monica Romero, 18, all of Tu cumcari, were arraign ed Friday in Magistrate Court on an assortment of charges following an incident near here last Thursday. The three, along with two minor girls, were involved in an automo- bile accident about 20 miles west of Santa Rosa last Thursday. When State Police Offi- cers Jeff Faison and David Coker investigat ed the mishap, they al legedly spotted drugs and alcohol in or near the vehicle and proceed ed to handcuff Sando vat. The four girls thei allegedly attacked Cok- er and threw him to the qround. Sandoval, who Continued on Page 4 by Linda Qu in tana Remember when Father knew best? When Ozzie Nelson and Beaver Cleaver's dad had all the answers? when Donna Reed got lop billing on her show, Carl Betz was the mainstay of the fam- ily? Times have changed. Partly because of the feminist movement and because of women's gradual emergence as equal breadwinners and disciplinarians, the image of the father as head of the family is diminishing on tele vision and in the mo vies Many of today's shows depict the single mother, or the father in a less than leading role. In real life, however, fatherhood still plays a large part in the family unit, believe it or not. If the mother assists in bringing home the ba con, then, more offen than not, the father as sisfs with running the household and caring for the children. Roles may have changed, but fathers still deserve recognition perhaps even more so it they have rolled with Ihe changing tide and come up coping. As Walter and Edith Neisser said in their pamphlet "Ma- king the Grade as "Fathers are as essen- tial as mothers in the lives of their children..." This Sunday is Fa- ther's Day an annual observance honoring fathers both in the home and in churches. Begun in Ihe early part of this century, the tradition is still going strong despite dad's change in image. Father's Day was first observed in 190V when Mrs. John Bruce Dodd persuaded the Ministerial Society of Spokane, Washington, to salute fathers special church services. The idea was officially approved by President Woodrow Wilson the same man who earlier proclaimed Mother's Day a national obser vance in 1916. Then in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge recom- mended a national ob- servance of the day "to establish more intimate relations between fa thersand their children, and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." His obligations are many, and so are his rewards. Father's Day is one of them. Father may not always know best, but he at least knows something by vir tue of his experiences. Remember to show ap- preciation on his special day. ing weight of 35 per cent figured on the rate of unemployment. Guadalupe County ranks high in the rate of unemployment, but when if comes to the number ol unemployed, the figure is low because of the sparse population. With a weight of 65 per cent determined by the number of unemployed, local applications fell by the wayside. The money was given to the urban cenlers, with Albuquer- que receiving a sizeable part of the million slated for New Mexico. In the federal frame- work, applications for federal assistance and grants must be tunneled through area councils of governments. Guada- lupe County is in the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, head quartered in Clovis. In the initial dole of federal funds under the first round of the Public Works Act, Guadalupe County was the only one in the Eastern Plains COG to qualify for pos sible grants. Guada- lupe's qualification came from high un- employment rate. In the second round of funding, neighboring Quay County had be- come eligible also. Both eligible counties of the Eastern Plains COG re- ceived zero allocation. Eastern Plains offi- cials say the allocation plans were prepared In Washington. Lee Tillman, execu live director of the Eas- tern Plains, found a ray of hope for Guadalupe County in 3.2 million dollars that went to the state from the second round of the Public Works Act. Yesterday he said that in talking with various officials here, the number one priority was the reopen- ing ol the hospital or solving the Town of Vaughn's water prob lem. Tillman said that they were confident of get ting the money tor the Vaughn water system from another federal program. He said when >hat happens, that will leave the hospital as the num- ber one priority, to which the City and the school agree. Tillman said that with the help of the county, city and school, he thought Presbyterian Hospitals will be able to go to Governor Jerry Apodaca and get the funds needed for Guada- lupe General Hospital from Ihe state's 3.2 mil- lion of the Public Works Act money.   

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