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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Alamogordo, New Mexico Southwest Micro fila Accident figures and Hope that you have been cautious and will not be counted in the victims of such accidents. We also Hope that people using the forests will consider the extreme danger involved in the use of campfires and other things that could get away and cause a Forest fire. The forests Are dry and the winds always help along such things. Losing Forest lands and structures that might be in the path of a fire Are real Shames. We Hope you will be careful with your fires in the event you need to have one. Alamogordo Bailo Noma vol. 83�?no. 127 Alamogordo now Monico sunday May 29, 1977 film at i5hf visitors to the International space Hall of Fame Here now have an Opportunity to see a sound color film produced by the National aeronautics and space administration in addition to All the space Pioneer plaques and countless other exhibits. This memorial Day weekend would be an excellent time to take out of town visitors to the Isuf. The Nasa films a variety of them Are shown every hour on the hour. Professional guides Are on hand to conduct Tours through the space Hall of Fame. 36 years wed Alex and Genevieve Gonzales who live at the desert Gold trailer Park Are observing their 36th wedding anniversary today. Congratulations to this couple lifelong residents of Alamogordo who were married Here in 1941. They have seven children Virginia Alex jr., Rita Luisa Christine Anna and Josie. Puppet shows the first in a series of puppet shows for children will be presented at the Alamogordo Public Library on May 31 at 2 . The show will be under the direction of Norman Miller. Helping with the a a Rapunzel production will be Lizette Shoemaker. All boys and girls Are Welcome to attend. Beginning on june i films will be shown at the Library free of charge for the youngsters also. 4-h Queens a Denise Vandewerker on horse second from left and Rua Carrell second from right were chosen Junior and senior 4-h Queens respectively in judging saturday. Casey Caldwell left was named Junior runner up and Deborah Scearce right was selected As senior runner up. Mrs. Susan Beuner standing left and Floy Cox standing right were the horsemanship judges. Mrs. Sara Manion Center is the Queen s advisor. Pools open Washington and Oregon pools Are now open since saturday from 1-5 . And 6-8 . Daily including sundays. Entry fees Are 60 cents per person. Season passes Are $20 for youths 18 and under $25 for those Over 18, an $50 for a family. Swimming lessons will begin monday. Memorial Day rites planned for monday wives Coffee the 479th maintenance wives clubs get acquainted Coffee party will be held june i from 9 30-11 . At the whispering Sands recreation Center at Holloman. A oms fms mrs and Headquarters wives please attend. Free babysitting win be provided at whispering Sands. For rides or information Cau Reba Ford at 434-0420. Short takes a Reader advises us that the May Issue of a a Sunset Magazine currently available on news stands carries a most attractive spread of some seven or eight pages on new Mexico including color pictures and stories on the attractions of our state. Ifs always Nice to have others recognize the beauties of new Mexico. A reminder that the desert arts league win not meet tonight due to the memorial Day weekend. A White pig with Black markings has been lost in the Dungan addition area behind the Railroad tracks of anyone has seen the pig please Cau John Herrera at 437-3694. Veterans service organizations of the Community Are extending a cordial invitation to the residents of Alamogordo and Otero county to attend and participate in the memorial Day services planned on monday May 30. Commander Monica Robb of the american legion Post no. 34 has issued the invitation for the traditional rites which win be conducted at 9 30 . At the Washington Park amphitheatre. The Rev. Jose Saez win give the invocation which win be fou owed by the pledge of Aue Giance to the Flag. Vocalist Arthur Diggs win present the a Star spangled banners. Col. Robert lines of Housman air Force base win give the memorial Day message and mrs. Tony Genta will present a memorial Reading. A just a Doser walk with thee will be Sung by mrs. Juanita couture. Participating in the a a honouring of the dead ceremonies win be representatives of the disabled american veterans the veterans of foreign wars world War i veterans and american legion. The program win close with a the lords prayer by George Johnson and a a taps by Art Holt. Fou owing the ceremony at the amphitheatre graveside memorial service win be conducted at Monte Vista cemetery to Honor the grave of Gerald Stevens. Conducting the ceremony jul be members of vow Post 7686 and the vow auxiliary. A the annual memorial Day Observance has been a part of the american scene for More than too years. The tradition of Public ceremonies was established to a pay respect to comrades who died in defense of their country a a spokesmen for the sponsors noted. A although the memorial Observance began As an occasion to commemorate the dead of wartime memorial Day since has become a time for the decoration of Graves of family members and in issuing an official proclamation for the Observance of memorial Day mayor Mike Glover has called upon a every household and business in Alamogordo to display the Flag of the United states in appropriate manner in proud tribute to the meaning of the traffic toll for Holiday is climbing Chicago apr with the memorial Day weekend Well under Way traffic accidents were taking their toll As vacationers took to the Highway for the first Long summer Holiday. By Midnight Edt saturday 128 persons had died in traffic crashes. The National safety Council has estimated that 400 to 500 persons will lose their lives on the nations roads Over the three Day weekend. The traffic fatality count began at 6 . Friday and ends at Midnight monday. Over the three Day memorial Day weekend last year 442 persons were killed in traffic accidents. The highest toll for a memorial Day was 629 deaths in the 1968 four Day Observance. London apr Sig Mickelson former head of lbs news said Early sunday he approved co operation Between lbs news staffers and the . Central intelligence Agency during the 1950�?Ts, but he said he would oppose such co operation today. He also said there was no link Between the Cia and radio free Europe Kadio Liberty inc., which he now Heads. Johannesburg South Africa apr angolans marxist government said saturday some rebels were still resisting after a bloody uprising that took the lives of at least six government leaders. President Agostinho Neto in a speech monitored by British broadcasting corp., named five members of the governing Council of revolution and the director of Security services As being killed in the revolt by extreme leftists. He said some of the bodies had been burned. Washington a the government says it is raising from eight per cent to 8.5 per cent the maximum interest rate for veterans administration and Federal housing administration insured single family mortgage Loans. The increase takes effect tuesday. The allowable rates on Multi family mortgage Loans will remain at nine per cent. St. Simons Island a. A president Carter and three friends one of them his confidant Charles Kirbo caught 25 to 30 Bream during four hours of fishing saturday on uninhabited Blackbeard Island off the Georgia coast. Carter Atlanta attorney Kirbo attorney Jim Bishop and Eye doctor Carlton Hicks fished from rowboats on North Pond a fresh water Lake on the Island 18 Miles East of the Georgia Mainland. Bishop and Hicks Are old Carter friends from nearby Brunswick a. Assen the Netherlands apr dutch officials waged a War of nerves saturday with asian extremists holding some 60 hostages in a train and a nearby school. Doctors said some schoolchildren released earlier by the terrorists May have meningitis. Police and troops surrounding the two locations threatened to attack if the terrorists harmed any of the hostages still held after nearly a week Justice ministry official Toos Faber said. Despite the warnings the South moluccas who seized the train and school last monday showed no sign of relenting in demands for the release of comrades jailed for terrorism and a plane to Fly them All out of the country. Mexico City apr doctors and interns went on strike saturday at 65 Public hospitals throughout the country Over demands for pay raises and improved benefits. Tularosa to begin Betty dare Lawn Lylas Kinkle landscaping chairman for the Sunshine auxiliary is quite pleased with the latest developments in the landscaping and beautification project going on at the Betty dare nursing Center. It seems that some local residents decided to a rocks Cape their front Lawn and donated their Lawn to the Betty dare Home. Al Forrester manager of the Moun continued on Page 8 mostly Clear through monday. High in lower 90s and Low in upper 50s. All Tularosa residents and City clubs Are cordially invited to attend and participate in the memorial Day services on monday May 30, sponsored by the Iren Fresquez Charlie Guidon american legion Post 108, commander Ralph Vigil announced today. The traditional commemorative rites Are scheduled o begin at 8 30 Arn. At the Tularosa City Hall. Parade elements will form and March to the cemetery to the graveside of Leroy Cummingham Veteran of world War ii where graveside services will be held. Keynote speaker will be col. Eleas Casillas commander of the 49th tactical fighter Wing Holloman fab. Col. Casillas is a command Pilot with More than 4,300 flying hours 280 of which Are combat hours. A the american legion has pledged its help to perpetuate the annual Obser program at 8 30 Vance of memorial Day. Although it began As an occasion to commemorate the dead of All wars memorial Day since has become a time for the decoration of Graves of family and friends a Vigil noted in urging the widest possible participation by Tularosa residents in memorial Day services. He referred to the following excerpt from Gen. Logan a original order of the Observance of memorial Day a let no avarice or neglect no ravages of time testify the present or coining generations that we have forgotten As a people the Cost of free and undivided Vigil also reminded that the Observance of memorial Day in Tularosa should a include the display of the United states Flag by every Home and business three injured a three area Uve tiles were taken to Holloman and Gerald Champion memorial hospitals Early saturday night after a two car mashup at the Corner of White Sands and first Street. Dps officer Bill Hermans talks to witnesses near the wreckage of a late Model driven by a Tularosa youth northbound on White Sands. An Early Model Chevrolet was waiting in the southbound left turn Lane of White Sands when the collision occurred during a yellow Light Hermans theorized. Injuries were minor and citations Are pending police said. 10054nr?�, Tex 799�x More bodies still inside club fire death toll past by Kuhn Willi laugh lines a fellow with a real dilemma on his hands is an ecologist who just stepped on a Rattlesnake. Do take care we done to know where they were All going but on saturday the highways were filled with cars. People obviously were out for a Holiday Outing and since the Holiday is monday and die Holiday period extends to the end of that Day no doubt we will see the same degree of traffic right on through then. It was a perfect Day weather Wise for a Holiday. We will watch the traffic tip dial 437-2333 by Norm Clarke associated press writer Southgate by. A More than 120 Holiday merry makers engulfed in panic smoke and flame died when fire raced through a crowded nightclub saturday night. Southgate fire chief Dick Riesen Berg said there were 120 known dead and More bodies inside the rubble when the fire was brought under control shortly before i . Edt sunday. The fire chief blamed Many of the deaths on panic. He said a number of people had been trapped inside the Beverly Hills supper club in this Northwestern Kentucky Community just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. A i heard people moaning and calling for help a said Walter Bailey a Busboy at the club. A me and a couple of other busboys went Back in and started to help carry people out. A we grabbed people by the shirts and hands anything we could Bailey said that when the fire broke out he grabbed the microphone and told everyone to leave. But he said it took a full minute to convince the crowd there was a fire. A the worst thing of All was that a lot of people did no to believe me when i said there was a fire. They Are probably still in there a said Bailey. The fire broke out just before Singer John Davidson went on stage. The popular entertainer was rescued by his drummer. The club has a capacity of 1,200. A everything was under control until the smoke broke out a said Ernie doctor 50, of Columbus Ohio. His wife Rose said people began screaming and running for the doors when they spotted the flames. The fire burned through the Empire room where Davidson was to appear. Flames also blazed through adjoining dining rooms. One Patron said a Busboy broke up the act of comedians Teter amp Mcdonald and told people there was a a Small fire in the Kitchen and for everyone to move out quickly. Black smoke poured in As the doors were opened and the panic began witnesses said. Bartender Gil Broadbeck said a suddenly the smoke hit and people began jumping Over the bar. It was so thick i get a breath a foot above the the fire broke out about 9 . 120 reporters at the scene had to leave their cars and run nearly three Miles because of massive traffic snarls As hundreds of firefighters and ambulances poured into the area. Larry Manfield of Ashland ky., a former fire chief at South Point Ohio said he was with a group of 80 persons in the cabaret room. A i went around the whole building looking for members of our group and i Only saw a couple. I saw two or three among the bodies. We had just got out of the door when a gust of fire broke out. People were continued from Page 8 wailing Udall

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