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Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - June 23, 1974, Albuquerque, New MexicoThe Weather ALBUQUERQUE - Slight chance thundershower today. Continued hot. High, upper 90s. Low, mid to upper 60s. (Details on E-12) 93rd Year No. INixon Girds for Summit NEW MEXICOS LEADING NEWSPAPER [OMC OWN EP 73    124    Pages    in    ll    Sections Sunday Morning, June 23, 1974 Price: Daily 10c; Sunday 25c (rood Morning Remember The Good Old Days When The High Used To Be In The ‘Cool 90s.’ Looking For A ‘Beeping’ Sheep New Mexico sheep growers and environmentalists may soon have some hard evidence about disputed claims of predator problems, and they will likely rest their case on the results of a unique experiment now being conducted in the Hondo Valley of southern New Mexico. Each morning, a team from New Mexico State University rides out on the Leroy McKnight Ranch, carrying electronic receiving gear which is set to a fre quency transmitted bv units attached to lambs. If the lamb is dead, the unit begins transmitting a signal, enabling the researchers to reach the scene quickly and thus aid in determining the cause of death. Making the early morning rounds with the receiving device is research assistant Alvin Medina. For a complete report on the revolutionary study, see Page A-10. (Journal Photo by Ray Cary) Fate of 5 Revives Debate BY SANDY MCCRAW Five men live on the New Mexico State Penitentiary death row today, awaiting legal maneuvering by their attorneys or a sudden change in public sentiment to save them from the gas chamber. All convicted of first degree murder, the men have been placed on death row by judgesforced bypresent state laws to sentence them to death. The first man sentenced to death under the 1973 state law was Enos Larry Trivitt, 25,of Houston, Tex., who was sentenced earlier this year for the stabbing death of a Clayton service station operator during a robbery. The Trivitt case is now on appeal. Trivitt was joined on death row almost six months after his sentencing when Bernalillo County Dist. Judge William F. Riordan sentenced four members of a California motorcycle club to die. The men — Clarence Smith Jr., 29; Ronjld B. Keine, 26; Richard Greer, 29, and Thomas Gladish, 22 — were convicted of the first degree murder of William Velten Jr., whose mutilated body was discovered in an arroyo east of the city. Opp ose Hunters Land Swap Idea By ART BOUFFARD Bow hunting groups have voiced opposition to a proposed land swap between the National Forest Service and Sandia Peak Tram Co. "The opposition is based on several factors," said Edward Taylor, a physicist. “The trade would adversely affect game life of the Sandia’s, the natural openness of the La Cueva picnic grounds would be lost, and the proposed trade economically favors the tram company." BEN ABRUZZO, president of the Sandia Peak Tram, said estimated land values in the trade favor the Forest Service and the other allegations are “absurd." The proposal, made public by the Forest Service June 6, calls for Sandia Tram to surrender 160 acres of Embudo Canyon property and 160 acres in the Tres Piedras area for 160 acres in the Sandia Foothills directly northwest of the Tram. Abruzzo confirmed the Tram has paid $20,000 for an op-Continued on A-2 APPEALS ARE pending in each of the five cases with the Supreme Court scheduled to hear the Trivitt arguments in September. The last execution to occur in the state was that of David Cooper Nelson, who is the only person ever to have died in the gas chamber in New Mexico. Nelson, 39, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Jan. 8, 1960, for the 1956 shooting death of Ralph Henderson Rainey of Budville. SEVEN OTHERS had been executed since 1932 in the electric chair. They were: — Thomas Johnson, on July 21, 1933, who was convicted of the death of an 18-year-cld Santa Fe woman. — Santiago Garduno, on July 21, 1933, who was convicted of giving poisoned liquor to his stepson. — Louis Young, 47, on June 13,1947, who stabbed a Santa Fe woman to death in her home in 1945. — Pete Talamante, a 49-year-old Gallup coal miner, who was convicted in the death of his 25-year-old estranged wife, and died on May IO, 1946. — Arthur Johnson, 57, on Feb. 19, 1954, for the death of a man at a tourist center in Hobbs. — Frederick Heister, a 33-year-old Army deserter, died Oct. 29,1954, for the shooting death of a motorist near Tucumcari, who had picked him up while hitchhiking. — James Upton, 22, on Feb. 24, 1956, also a hitchhiker, was convicted for the death of a motorist in Tijeras Canyon. THE DEATH PENALTY at the time of these executions gave a judge or jury the power to impose capital punishment for first degree murder or kidnapping if the victim suffered “great bodily harm.” The legislature first soqght to abolish the death penalty in 1967 when Sen. Emmett Hart, formerly of Quay-De Baca-Guadalupe Counties and currently an Albuquerque attorney, drafted a bill. The bill called for substitution of life imprisonment for the death penalty and did not eliminate the possibility of parole. The Senate Public Affairs Continued on A-8 Anaya To Quit In July By ROBERT V. BEIER Mike Anaya of Moriarty, Democratic state chairman since May 1971, announced Saturday he will resign the post July 13 because of the pressure of business and to spend more time with his family. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Apodaca, a one-time state party chairman himself who was with Anaya when he made the resignation announcement, said a search is under way to find a “new face” to head the party for the general election campaign. ANAYA TOLD a news conference he will send out letters Monday to members of the State Central Committee, asking them to meet July 13, probably in Albuquerque, to name his replacement. Emphasizing he asked Anaya to remain as state chairman, Apodaca, a state senator from Las Cruces, said he will consult with top elected party leaders and other Democrats to find a new state party leader. These leaders, he said, include Gov. Bruce King, Sen. Joseph M. Montoya and Rep. Harold Runnels. Apodaca also said the new chairman could be a woman and would be a “new face — someone who has not held the post or been a candidate for it.” He said, in answer to a question, that he “has no objection to a woman" filling the post "if she has the capabilities and can make a full commitment to the job in the next five months." APODACA ALSO pointed out he “regrets" Anaya’s announced resignation, but party insiders indicated the move was bound to happen when Apodaca won the nomination in the June 4 primary The 40-year-old Apodaca served as state chairman for ll months — until August 1970 when the then Democratic nominee for governor, King, selected Drew Cloud of Albuquerque to head the Continued on A-2 Soviet Accord Main Target WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon heads for the summit in Moscow Tuesday hoping to promote U.S.-Soviet detente through new nuclear and economic agreements. Officials here are careful not to excite American expectations. But Leonid I. Brezhnev, the Communist party leader, already has set an optimistic tone predicting “good new agreements" that will please people in both countries. NIXON AND an entourage headed by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will stop first in Brussels for the signing of a new declaration on U.S. relations with its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Kissinger plans to report to the NATO council after the summit and to swing through Paris, Munich and London for meetings with French, West German and British leaders. Nixon’s Soviet visit begins Thursday and will last a week, with probably side tours to such cities as Yalta and Minsk. Coming on the heels of a five-nation trip to the Middle East, the Moscow summit serves to focus attention at home on the President’s interest and accomplishments in the foreign field. Critics suggest that Nixon hopes thereby to offset his Watergate troubles and to improve his chances in Congress of surviving the impeachment drive. INITIALLY, THE administration looked to the summit session to produce a comprehensive treaty limiting strategic nuclear weapons. But it lowered its sights when a Kissin- Continued on A-2 Rain at Last Six Torrid Days Tie ’63 Record Albuquerque’s current heat wave Saturday tied an all-time record for the greatest number of consecutive days — six — when the temperature has been IOO or more. From June 21-26 in 1963, the mercury reached or passed the IOO mark With Saturday’s high of 101, that record was matched. But a late evening rain managed to cool off the city to some extent and provided parched gardens with a momentary respite from broiling heat. At 8 p.m., the National Weather Service reported the temperature at 90degrees but by 9 p.m., following the brief thunderstorm, it had dropped to 72. The rain officially ended at 8:52 and dropped .09 of an inch on the Albuquerque area. With the cooler tempera-Continued on A-2 Martincztown Renewal Martineztown, a community with long traditions, changed little while the city grew around it. The traditions have remamed intact, but the face of Martineztown is being altered. For a look at the old and the new. see the story and photos on Page A-12 of today’s Journal. Action Line..........F-8 Around New Mexico F-l Arts...............C-l-8 At City Hall..........A-6 Books . . ........ ...    C-8 Classified    F-12    H-10 Crossword Puzzle    D-3 Editorials .....A-6 Entertainment.......C-4-7 Farm and Ranch    A-10 Family Lawyer    D-2 Financial............F-2 Home Living  D-l-5 Horoscope...........D-3 In the Capital.........A-4 Obituaries..........E-12 People’s Column......A-7 Phoenix Nest.........A-7 Quality in Living    F-S Sports ......  E-l-11 Today’s Calendar  A-ll TV Log, Previews . A-ll Wieck in Washington A-7 Woman’s World    3-1-7 Plus Parade and Two Comic Sections Pat Nixon Copes With Pressure WASHINGTON (AP) — Late at night, when Pennsylvania Avenue is deserted, Pat Nixon sometimes leaves the White House to walk the quiet nearby streets. Often she covers her blonde hair with a scarf so she won’t be recognized, her daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, reports. THE LATE-night walks, two or three times a week, are something new. In a Watergate-troubled time, the strolls offer the First Lady privacy, relaxation, an escape from the “hermetically sealed-in” and constantly bustling Wh’te House, says, the youngest Nixon daughter. Some evenings, Mrs. Nixon is joined by Julie. Others, she walks alone, save for the ever-present Secret Service agents. Those close to the First Lady see the signs of Watergate strain. She “feels very deeply about this," and sees in Watergate an attempt by some people to get “her husband’s last pound of flesh," says a very close friend, Mrs. Helene Drown, who has known Pat Nixon for 35 years. They were teachers together at Whittier High School in California before the Nixons married. "But I don’t think Watergate has affected First Lady Mrs. Pat Nixon her any more than any crisis they’ve gone through in their lives," adds Mrs. Drown. “Pat Nixon’s motto has always been: It’s better to laugh than to cry." The laughter, the good spirits are what the public usually see. Hundreds of people who meet Mrs. Nixon in receiving lines find her a warm, friendly, smiling and responsive hostess. “SHE GOES merrily along as if nothing was happening,” says Curator Clement Conger, who works with Mrs. Nixon to refurbish and replace White House furnishings. "She tries to relieve the tension,” daughter Julie adds. The First Lady’s social secretary, Lucy Winchester, bears that out with a report about Mrs. Nixon carrying off a poster showing a kitten clinging to curtain rod, It was captioned, “Hang in there, baby." Mrs. Nixon took it to display in the President’s bedroom. The Nixons observed their 33rd wedding anniversary last Friday and Mrs. Nixon expects to observe two more as First Lady, Mrs. Drown says. “She doesn’t seem to think her term in the Continued on A-9

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