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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - October 22, 1972, Alamogordo, New Mexico J i a v a 1.302 Tahoe Lori p of tet Quot a Michigan 31 Ohio s 44 Unm Colorado 20 Utah 27 Ruidoso 28 Hobbs 30 Las Cruces 3 Illinois 7 Indiana 7 Uter Oklahoma 14 Wyoming 6 l Burg 16 Goddard 7 Artesia 0 Missouri 30 Harvard 33 Florida s 37 Tex tech 35 Tularosa 12 Alamo 14 Umsu 17 Mayfield a i 28 n Dame 26 Cornell 15 Colorado us 0 Arizona i to Socorro Cathedral 0 Tex Arl ton 12 Clovis 21 Alabama 17 to u 13 cola 28 n Lollini 17 Colo mines 14 Nebraska 56 h Man 14 Carlsbad 7 the Essee to Tex a amp Mio Emu 7 w Texas 8 Wnm 12 Kansas 0 c Croft 6 Roswell 6 5�. I Thirn waiting. Walt i of Wunn Wium a. V. I. In f a Quot r Ltd a. A laugh lines candidates Are Well informed on the problems of the Day. Its the answers that seems to stump them Fine birthday one of our favorite girl friends had a birthday during the past week. And friends got together for a Surprise birthday party. Mrs. J. P. Dixie Osborn celebrated her 82nd birthday on monday and the one who arranged the Surprise party was Iii fit tip dial 437-2333 of Tim it Mai Iii i Iii it her dear Friend. Mrs Marguerite Barton. Surprises Are always Nice but this one was doubly so it seems. In addition to a Nice Batch of Lovely gifts and bouquets received at the party she had quite a Shower of cards delivered by the mailman. Mrs. Osborn has been in ill health for the past couple of years and she Isnit going to be Able to pen a thank you note to All of toe people who remembered her so we Are going to say a a thanks for her. She is truly grateful. Medical meet mrs. Hazel spent the weekend in Phoenix attending the 16th annual convention of the american association of medical assistants. She is assistant to or. Thomas k. Of Brien Here. Acupuncture and the perils of malpractice litigation were among the topics discussed by the nearly 1,000 who registered in for the program. Many other topics came in for discussion too. Merits thought mrs. Jean Ingold has submitted the following thoughts that Merit passing on instead of asking a Why am i Here a or thinking a my life has no meaning Quot ask instead Quot what can i do today to make the world a Little better Quot whether you decide to simply pick up a piece of litter smile at a stranger write a letter to your congressman do Volunteer work. Or strive for a better environment. You will find yourself happily occupied for the rest of your life. Pickup shift Alamogordo sanitation department pickup schedules will be changed monday and tuesday of this week because of the veterans Day Holiday monday. There will be no pickups monday. Monday pickups will be made on tuesday and tuesday s pickups will be made wednesday. The remainder of the week Crews will be Back on regular schedules the office of Jack Keating Public works director said. Amp i lips to it v. P. J % volume 78�?no. 252 Alamogordo new Mexico sunday october 22, 1972 22 pogts�?-15c weather generally fair warmer Days and cooler nights today and monday. High 66. Low 33. Iii mum my Survey reveals fewer users than even kids believed drug abuse in schools not As bad As reported drug abuse by secondary students in Alamogordo Public schools though of significant proportions and a cause for concern is not As prevalent As earlier reports indicated according to the results of a Survey conducted last May say or. W. Paul Jones and Stanley Gill director of the youth counselling Center. The Survey reveals 15 per cent of students have used marijuana More than five times and two per cent have tried heroin. A summary of the Survey was prepared for the youth counselling Center and Gill reviewed the findings for the Board of education during the past week. A total of 2.875 students More than 50 per cent of the 4.221 students in grades seven through 12 in the latest count were sampled through an Anonymous questionnaire method. Responding to three questions were 1.018 at Chaparral Junior High 521 seventh and 497 eighth graders 1,147 at mid High 614 freshmen and 533 sophomores and 708 at Alamogordo High school 385 juniors and 324 seniors. Answers were based on these three categories reflecting the percentage of the student body in each a never used a a less than five times and a More than five included in the Survey were tobacco alcoholic beverages marijuana amphetamines barbiturates Ltd heroin and glue. The following table indicates usage by percentage of t h e various substances substance never less More used thans than s tobacco 35 26 38 alcoholic beverage 28 31 40 marijuana 74 ? 15 amphetamines 88 5 7 barbiturates 89 5 4 Ltd 90 4 5 heroin 96 2 2 clue 90 7 4 two per cent of the current enrolment of 4,221 in the upper six grades in the Public school system is 84 students who have used heroin More than five times Gill pointed out that those who use a drug More than five times May not be addicts but May be considered As regular users or potential regular users. Fifteen per cent who have used marijuana More than five times Means 633 students in grades 7-12 Are using this purportedly non addictive drug to some extent. Applying the five per cent to the Ltd category. Results in 211 students who have used that or other hallucinogens. The Survey revealed that experimentation and usage of drugs was far less than estimated by students. The report placed emphasis on the much higher use of tobacco and alcoholic beverages than marijuana particularly. There was no significant difference Between male and female percentages. The Survey showed a signify so fax to column i luminaries Jackie Killian vice president f the Cloudcroft a of a reports hat Luminaria orders from out id the Village Are surprisingly new considering the amount of interest expressed by Tularosa a Luz and Alamogordo last Christmas. Quot we just must get these orders off by nov. I to insure their delivery Quot says Jackie. The deadline is tuesday oct. 31. The strings Are sold by the chamber at Cost and Are $8 the 25-foot strand. To order luminaries Call Jack a Killian at 682-2381 possibly folks of other communities Haven t realized they can buy the decorations through the Cloudcroft chamber. However they la be glad to order for anybody at the same bargain rate. Mrs. Daniels mrs. Jack Daniels will Campaign for her husband the democratic nominee for . Senator in Alamogordo and Tularosa today. She will arrive in Ala Mogor see Page 4, column i reds Shell air base on Saigon Edge Saigon apr communist led forces sunday fired More than 60 rockets into the big Allied air base at Bien Hoa a nearby corps Headquarters and the town itself which is 15 Miles Northeast of Saigon the u.9. Command said pro a i i nary reports said three South vietnamese civilians were killed and 36 other persons wounded including 18 americans. The reports said a vietnamese helicopter was destroyed and a . Truck badly damaged. Although runways were not hit and the base remained operational. A store of napalm canisters was set on fire. It was the most serious attack on a major . Installation since the communist command launched an offensive in the Saigon Region oct. 5. Senior military sources say the offensive is timed just ahead of the . Presidential election in efforts to Embarrass president Nixon. Sources said the communists Are trying to create the impression of strength far beyond what actually exists. The United states has two Marine squadrons and one air Force Squadron of attack bombers based at Bien Hoa. They Fly missions in support of South vietnamese forces in the Saigon area and the Mekong Delta and in support of cambodian forces across the Border. The air Force Squadron at Bien Hoa had been deactivated oct. I but this order was cancelled and most of the unit was kept there because of the communist offensive. The attack came Only a few hours before Henry a. Kissinger paid an Early sunday morning Call on president Nguyen Van thou. It was their fourth meeting in four Days in apparent efforts to Hammer out a peace settlement. . Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker accompanied Kissinger to the presidential Palace for the meeting. Sixteen Miles North of Saigon a South vietnamese officer claimed his troops thwarted a planned attack probably aimed at biting off another chunk of Highway 13, a main Road to rubber and Timber country. Auto plunges too feet into Canyon youth is unhurt state police investigated a one car Accident on the Cloudcroft Highway Friday noon when a juvenile who escaped serious injury lost control of his car near the Spring and tumbled backwards into a 100-foot-Decp Canyon. Reports said the 1969 Chevelle was heavily damaged As it plunged Down the Steep embankment. The juvenile was cited for careless driving by officer Ottis Foster following an investigation. Two men held in woman s slaying presidential adviser Henry Kissinger who left Saigon today for Cambodia shares a laugh with Tran Kim Phuong South Vietnam a ambassador to Washington during his four Days of meeting with officials in the South Viet capital. A wire photo Kissinger is off again Saigon fat a . Presidential adviser Henry a. Kissinger left Saigon today after four Days of intensive talks with president Nguyen Van Thieu on a peace formula for Indochina. Informants said Kissinger left Saigon Stan son Nhut air base on a t39 Light Jet bound for phenom penh Cambodia after meeting with Thieu for two hours in their fourth session in the four Days. Kissinger s unannounced trip to phenom penh and earlier unannounced visits to tilt capitals of Laos and Thailand by William h. Sullivan Deputy assistant Secretary of state for East Asia arid Pacific affairs indicated that the talks in Saigon included discussion of a peace plan for All of Indochina. Thieu has insisted that any cease fire must be Indochina wide. . Embassy spokesmen could not be reached for comment. They had reported that kit niger was still in the embassy building in Saigon when two informants disclosed he was in route to phenom penh. Sources said Kissinger s four engine vc-137 transport had remained in Bangkok during the four Days he was in Saigon. I s. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker accompanied Kissinger to the presidential Palace for the meeting which began at 8 . Saigon time. The two americans returned to the . Embassy two hours later. There had been speculation earlier that Kissinger would leave Saigon perhaps on a Side trip to Cambodia or Laos or Fly directly Back to Washington to report to president Nixon on talks. Espanola . A dist. Atty. James c. Thompson of Espanola said saturday night that two men had been arrested for questioning in connection with the murder of army Spears. 24, Espanola. Mrs. Spears body was found saturday afternoon lying on the Bank of the Rio Grande just North of the san Juan Bridge which crosses the River about similes North of Espanola. Police said she was shot three times twice in the Chest and once in the head. Espanola City police capt. Gilbert Medina said the woman might have been dead since wednesday the Day she disappeared. Thompson said Espanola police have arrested Bobby Martinez 24. And Jake Martinez 20, on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony. Thompson said they were being questioned saturday evening but he would t say where. He said they would be lodged in the Espanola City jail when questioning was completed. He said he expected arraignment of the two to be monday. Espanola police chief a b. Valdez said at a news conference this evening that the body was found by three explorer scouts a Floyd Garcia 14, Richard Godfrey 14, and Gene Jaquez 15. The boys were part of a search party looking for the woman. Jaquez said he could t believe what he saw. He was composed at the news conference but it appeared he had been crying. Valdez said the woman did t show any signs of having been beaten but that her hands had been tied behind her Back. Her body was taken to Block s mortuary in Espanola. Police said it would be taken later to the los Alamos medical Center for an autopsy. Valdez said state police have been conducting lab tests on fingerprints taken from the sports car owned by the victims husband. Tom Spears. The car was found thursday abandoned in an Arroyo near Ranchitos North of Espanola. Valdez also said lab tests were being conducted on material taken from a trailer owned by the Spears couple. The fingerprints were sent to the state police Laboratory and to the Fri. A trailer Home belonging to Tom and Anny Spears was broken into the Day she Dis appeared. Authorities say a .38 Caliper revolver was reported missing from the trailer. The Spears couple had moved to Espanola about four weeks before the kidnapping. Spears is assistant manager for a Chain store. Tuesday meet to close Busy Council week a 12-item Agenda for the regular City commission meeting tuesday will Cap a Busy week for the commission which met for four work sessions during last week. In the 7 30 . Meeting tuesday in the commission room at City Hall commissioners will consider renewal of Gerald Bagdy a lease for flight instructions at the municipal Airport and plan to consider awarding bids on supplies for the picnic Pavilion at Washington Park and for Christmas decorations. Also on the Agenda Are setting the Date for a Public hearing on whether or not to Grant an additional Cable . Franchise to new Mexico Cable systems inc. And considering the possibility of a raise for the assistant municipal judge. Three requests for re zoning and one for variance of a City ordinance also will be considered. Leslie Churulich has asked the commission to re zone lot seven Block two of Loma Vista sea Page to column 7 chamber planning Welcome for 49th col. Wayne Whitlatch and the 49th tactical fighter Wing Holloman air Force base will be a welcomed Home during the third quarterly meeting of the Alamogordo chamber of Commerce thursday noon at the desert Aire. Another special guest at thursdays dutch treat luncheon will be Gen. Arthur Sweeney new commander of White Sands missile Range. The year 1972 has been a very Active and prosperous one said Gene Brock president of the chamber of Commerce. A we invite you to come to hear committee reports of what has been going on and what is to take place in the future a he said. Municipal closings for Holiday monday county state City and Federal offices will be closed to observe veterans Day monday. The Holiday was moved from the traditional nov. La Observance Date by Congress to oct. 23 to make a Long weekend. Schools in the area will be closed too. Banks in Alamogordo and Cloudcroft will close to observe the Holiday. The daily news will publish monday. Plunge into Canyon spares napping Driver a Driver escaped injury Early saturday morning when his car rolled Over a 250-foot embankment just West of the old Railroad trestle on the Cloudcroft Highway. State police records said passing motorists first alerted officers to a 1967 Pontiac parked across the Highway and reported that the Driver appeared to be asleep. Marshal Rex Briscoe receiving word of the parked vehicle went to the scene but found the car had vanished. Following a search Briscoe said he located the car at the Bottom of the Canyon with the Driver. Joe l. Man Villas 26, of Cloudcroft still asleep behind the wheel but uninjured. Wrecker Crews were called to the scene but the depth of the Canyon made removal of the vehicle too dangerous until morning officials said. Mancillas was lodged in the Otero county jail by officer Ottis Paster on charges of driving while intoxicated. News % briefs by the associated press tile Pentagon denied reports saturday night that some military bases were on special Alert in preparation for possible evacuation of american prisoners of War from North Vietnam. The Trenton n j., times in its Early sunday edition said air transport units at Mcguire air Force base were on a 48-hour Alert. Quoting informed sources the times said the units were being prepared for a Call to Southeast Asia and a similar move was underway at Dover del., air Force base. The dispatch said Many of the planes were being outfitted with medical equipment possibly for use if the prisoners were freed. Snowfall blankets hilltops Grants . A a prominent new Mexico labor Leader said saturday the labor movement has a vital stake in the election of Jack Daniels to the United states Senate. Quot our bread and butter issues can go Down the Drain if the republicans control the Senate Quot said Chano Merino a Field director for the Al Cio. Anchorage Alaska to a report of radio transmissions monday that May have come from the missing plane carrying House democratic Leader Hale Boggs a discounted earlier in the week a led searchers saturday to concentrate their Hunt on an area near Juneau. Five California men All citizens band radio operators told a news conference Here that evidence indicates they May have talked last monday with Pilot Don e. Jonz who reported he was combating 70-mile-per-hour head winds and was Low on fuel. It Snow climaxing the fourth straight Day of a falling weather in Otero county blanketed the ground to a depth of three to four inches in the Cloudcroft area saturday night bringing activity from county Road Crews and caution warnings to Drivers from state police. The Snow fell intermittently during the afternoon and piled higher with the coming of night along the Mountaintop. It had begun packing on roads until Road Crews slowed and salted the Slick spots although caution still was advised to travellers through the Mountain areas. The fall apparently was confined to the Mountaintop regions. Scant Snow flurries were reported farther North a but lower in Elevation a at Apache Summit on Highway 70, and Only rain had fallen in Ruidoso. Rain plagued both Alamogordo and Tularosa football games saturday night but both county teams posted victories in the contests postponed from the preceding night because of heavy Rains. Clearing skies hailed in Alamogordo saturday turned to Gray again with a heavy rainfall shortly after noon which also brought Hail to the City and a twister was reported glimpsed Southwest of Holloman resulting in a Tornado warning for a while during the afternoon. Generally cooler weather was in Prospect for the area for the weekend with lows seen dipping into the thirties and probably below in the higher elevations in the first real Advance of Winter for the autumn season

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