Alamogordo Daily News in Alamogordo, New-Mexico
5 Dec 1977

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5 Dec 1977

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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Alamogordo, New Mexico County offices get clean Bill from auditors by Jim Fletcher daily news staff writer except for some minor suggestions a representative of Wallace Mobbs amp co. Auditing firm has Given All county offices a clean Bill of health in their operations for the past year. The representative Art Davis told county commissioners at their meeting today that All the firms recommendations from previous years for changes in the operations of the trea surer a office either have been implemented or suitable substitutes have been designed. Those recommendations had come out of the auditors investigation into irregularities in the treasurers office operations while Betty sue Mata filled the position. Davis and treasurer Lois Sanders did disagree about a current suggestion that her office begin keeping an additional file of due and paid tax statements by a consecutive numbering system. Davis said the file would give additional control on the status of statements sent to data processing which is done in Dona Ana county. Mrs. Sanders said such a system would be superfluous. Davis suggested that match checks be instituted Independent of those originally computing warrants for disbursements in the administrative office and reports in the Sherriffs of fice since minor errors were found in both departments. In other action the commission a took under advisement the matter of a county Road department employee who was terminated nov. 30. The employee Keith shavers told the commission he wanted his Job Back and Felt the grounds Given for his dismissal were not justified. Chavers said he had been told he was dismissed because he had abused tools and failed to show an interest in his work. He said he had not damaged any tools and did a was much work As anyone Road superintendent Tom Wisdom said Chavers also had been dismissed because of his attendance record a a griping and driving record the latter of which resulted in his being non insurable Wisdom said consequently Chavers could not drive any county vehicles which limited his usefulness. Chavers disputed Wisdom a assertion about the implications of his driving record saying Wisdom had told him it would not have an effect on his Job. Chavers said he and others in the department occasionally slept on the Job and were advised by supervisor Ray Reed that they could do so. Wisdom said while some men slept continued on Page 9 visitor log International space Hall of Fame sunday total .1,061 total for year.598,599 Gran total. 13,646,644 White Sands National comment total sunday.235 total november. 3,728 grand total.63,453 Denver apr thousands of weekend skiers and other motorists remained stranded in the Colorado mountains monday As roads East remained blocked by More than two feet of blowing and Drifting Snow. Schools were closed and some ski areas did not open because Access roads were blocked. No deaths were reported because of the storm. Cairo Egypt apr Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Syria Libya Algeria and South Yemen on monday in retaliation for their decision to form a a resistance and confrontation front against president Anwar Sadat a peace initiatives with Israel. Diplomatic envoys of the four nations were summoned to the egyptian foreign ministry and Given 24 hours to leave the country the Middle East news Agency reported. Raton apr some 350 Coal miners in the Raton area Are expected to walk off the Job at Midnight the deadline set for a nationwide strike by the United mine workers. Elfrida Ariz. Apr the husband wife owners and two male employees of a dude ranch were found shot to death sunday near the Southeastern Arizona farming Community of Elfrida Cochise county sheriff Jim Judd said. Another employee was being sought today for questioning in the slayings. Dead were Charles and Mildred thumm Jerry Mcferron 17 and George Martin jr., 51. Washington a the supreme court agreed today to Settle a dispute Over water rights Between the Federal government and California a controversy with significant Impact for 16 other Western states including Texas and new Mexico. The justices voted to hear arguments from California that the a a arid and a Semi arid Western states should be Able to impose water use conditions on Federal reclamation projects. The court let stand a decision by Illinois courts that criminal defendants who claim they Are not mentally competent to stand trial cannot be forced to prove their incompetency. Roswell apr a citizens organization formed in opposition to the doubling of Utility rates in Roswell says it will ask for a grand jury investigation into the ordinances that raised the rates. The group is campaigning to invalidate the ordinances passed in october increasing water sewer and refuse rates. Cincinnati apr Ohio a troubled school financing system was declared unconstitutional today but the judge said he would delay implementation of the ruling until next summer. Washington a David k. E. Bruce a Veteran american Diplomat who served in a variety of posts including Mainland China died of a heart attack monday at Georgetown University medical Center. He was 79. The Center issued a statement saying that Bruce was admitted to the Hospital s coronary care unit at to . Est sunday and died at 2 10 . Monday. Bruce had a Long list of diplomatic credentials As he served under six presidents a from Harry s. Truman to Gerald r. Ford. Wail we u air a t Kuhn Willi Alamogordo Barly Nous vol. 83 no. 282 Alamogordo. New Mexico monday december 5, 1977laugh lines the steam that blows the whistle Seldom turns the haulers we drove up toward Cloudcroft yesterday and the traffic coming this Way was heavy. Lots of cars were coming Down obviously toward Home. They All it seemed had Christmas Trees on their tops or sides or inside. There were lots of the Trees trimmedtipoial437-2333 out of the forests Over the weekend it was obvious and lots of Homes will be prettier up for the Christmas holidays because of the plan to let people go get their own. It was a Beautiful Day for such an a hitch wed guess that the Christmas Carol performance yesterday must have been a howling Success. We talked with Many who attended and they fully enjoyed it and the crowd in attendance was Good. Many persons were concerned with the Landing of Santa in a helicopter because so Many kids crowded around before the a copters motors had been turned off and they sensed the kids had endangered themselves. Nevertheless it All went apparently without a hitch and we re girl congratulations Are in order for capt. And mrs. Bill Debbie Berry Welch now of Tucson on the birth of a daughter Erin Marie on dec. 3 in that City. The Welches Are former residents of Alamogordo and Debbie is a former daily news advertising department staffer. Grandparents Here Are Bill and Ann Berry of la Luz and Ann will leave for Tucson tuesday to get the spoiling started right. Paternal grandparents live in California and Omaha takes there will be a Junior and senior 4-h meeting tonight at 7 . At Trinity lutheran Church. All members Are urged to attend. Anyone missing either clothing or props from the set of a a Marne May Call Wanda Bradford at 437-2174.hill Calendar the Cloudcroft Village Council meets tonight at 7 of clock at the fire Hall to open a round of sessions involving the Public of the Hilltop Community. On tuesday evening at 7, a meeting has been called in the area of the stage at the school to discuss and decide upon a theme for the mural to be painted in the hallway. A similar meeting was held earlier but lacked sufficient attendance to justify a final decision proponents of the Effort noted. The mural is a joint Effort of students parents and the Community and is under the direction of Tina Wolfer the Community a artist in residence who urges All interested persons to attend. Then on saturday dec. To the Sacramento mountains historical society will meet at the chamber of Commerce budding at 7 30 . In a continued on Page 9 Arab foes close ranks on Egypt trip Oij Libya apr five Arab opponents of egyptian peace overtures to Israel formed a a confrontation front against president Anwar Sadat today and announced political diplomatic and Token economic sanctions against him. But Iraq walked out of the Tripoli Summit meeting because the conference did not produce a Flat renunciation of possible peace negotiations. As the Hartline arabs joined in attacking Sadat a single handed diplomacy . Officials disclosed in Washington that Secretary of state Cyrus r. Vance would visit Arab and israeli capitals beginning this weekend to assess prospects for a comprehensive peace settlement. The officials said Vance would go to Egypt Israel Lebanon Jordan and saudi Arabia. They said Only a technical problems were holding up a visit to Syria As Well. In another development Uganda a president Idi Amin departed his country for Libya saying he would discuss the Mideast situation with libyan leaders. Amin has had close ties with Tripoli for several years. The syrians joined with Libya Algeria South Yemen and the palestinian guerrilla movement in signing a final communique Here that called for a a a freeze in diplomatic relations with Egypt. The iraqi walkout also resulted from continued on Page 9 Stop payment the menus store in downtown Alamogordo was burglarized late Friday of receipts from thursday and Friday and records for the two Days sales. Jim Stresen Reuter has asked that All persons who gave checks to the menus store on dec. I or 2 please notify their Banks and Stop payment on the checks and Issue new ones to the store. Someone apparently entered the office of the store and made off with the two Days receipts several Hundred dollars and records near closing time he dust Pixie dust is mixed up with this years Santa Claus visit and kiddies can Start Reading All about it in today a paper in a Brand spanking new Walt Disney comic strip. Title of the Santa comic strip is a no puppets for look on Page la for the beginning comic strip. Miss Sandy r Ucon Ich Arthur Diggs Cottered Santa delights kids Corol Benefit wins acclaim proceeds from sundays american cancer society a Christmas Carol Benefit concert have not been totalled but officials report Good attendance and ticket sales. Sundays concert starting at 3 ., featured sgt. Arthur w. Diggs vocalist Holloman fab and miss Sandy Ruconich vocalist and pianist and instructor at the new Mexico school for the visually handicapped. The musical prelude to sunday afternoons variety of Christmas Carol program was by the velvet mix. The remainder of the program Welcome Nan Genta invocation the Rev. Francis Wilson a deck the Halls a Diggs miss Ruconich and friends a Joy to the world a Diggs a to Little town of Bethlehem a miss Ruconich Bell choir Grace methodist choir Medley Diggs accompanied by mrs. Sue Hooser at the piano and the velvet mix and Bob Howard Harmonica a we three Kings a Diggs Jerry Harris and Fields Hathorn a shark the Herald Angels sing a Diggs a Praise him a Sanctuary choir first Baptist Church Jerry Harris director a birthday of the King a miss Ruconich a Jingle Bell Rock and a i ainu to Gittins Nutting for Christmas a by sue Hooser sus Preno Angels and the velvet mix accompanied by Jerry Diven a fall i want for Christmas is my two front Teeth a Cheryl Saenz accompanied by Ben Saenz the velvet mix Emiliano Mckinley Desi Aragon Ben Saenz Ray Melendrez and Manuel Vanegas. A the night before Christmas a miss Ruconich a Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer a Delris and Arthur Diggs a Medley a Diggs accompanied by the velvet mix mrs. Hooser at the piano and Howard Harmonica a Santa Claus is coming to town a miss Ruconich and Diggs a puppets a first Baptist Church directed by Phyllis Wall a to holy night a miss Ruconich and Diggs finale a we wish you a merry Christmas a Diggs miss Ruconich and friends. Santa Claus arrived at the state police parking lot at 3 . By helicopter. By Nixie Sisneros daily news staff writer one of the most important decisions a Young person will make is choosing a career for a lifetime vocation. Information that will help a Young person make a Wise decision is important for Success. To help these Young people make these decisions the nineteenth annual career conference will be held tomorrow dec. 6, at Alamogordo senior High school. Because choosing a Field of work is an important and sometimes difficult decision successful men and women from the Alamogordo Tularosa area will discuss careers from Many Fields in which the students have indicated an interest. Through these discussions tile students will learn More about various occupations the qualifications required and what they should do if they Are interested in one of the careers. There Are 75 different career conferences scheduled throughout the Day ranging from accounting and forestry to Interior decorating and veterinary Medicine. Students were polled in october and each student selected three of the various career areas in the Survey. From these surveys the most popular of the Fields were chosen and speakers in those Fields were obtained. The areas which showed the most Vance will make mid interest were accounting air Force automotive Industry forestry Interior decorating Law enforcement modelling coaching secretarial social work and truck Driver. The chamber of Commerce reports there Are roughly 20 More career conference sessions this year than last and that most of these Are in new Fields. The conference will be set up in classroom situations with the students going directly to the conferences in their Fields of interest. The first conference session will Start at 8 45 . And continue until 9 30 . The second conference session will begin at 9 40 and continue until 10 25 and the third will begin at to 35 and continue until 11 20 . The students then will go to their regular fourth period classes and the speakers and leaders will attend a luncheon Courtesy of the Alamogordo chamber of Commerce. The conference is arranged through the education committee of the chamber of Commerce or. William Boehm is chairman of the committee. Don r. Wood superintendent Alamogordo Public schools has commended the a business and professional people of this Community who Are giving their time and expertise to help these Young people in their career planning and for the interest shown in the youth of the Alamogordo Tularosa trip Washington a Secretary of state gyrus r. Vance resuming the . Initiative in the Middle East will visit Arab and israeli capitals beginning this weekend to assess prospects for a comprehensive peace settlement. Stops have been set for Egypt Israel Lebanon Jordan and saudi Arabia with Only a technical problems holding up a visit to Syria As Well according to . Officials. . Officials said the Vance Mission will seek to measure the chances that a comprehensive settlement could emerge from the israeli egyptian overtures. Formal announcement of the trip the third to the Region by Vance in less than a year is expected later at the state department. Along with it the administration will emphasize Vance a quest for a new insights from Middle East leaders on the possibility of moving toward an Over All settlement. A your commitment to peace requires us to remain involved in the peacemaking process a said one american official Here. He added that both Egypt and Israel enthusiastically welcomed the trip. Generally fair through tuesday with not much change in temperatures. In it Wim mid 30s, High in Low 70s. High sunday 74, Low 34

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