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Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Albuquerque, New Mexico The father que most Aib alb Hoit by fair. Hitch mid-80s lows mid upper 40s. Details on a-10. 93rd year no. 131 72 pages in four sections Tofee Orritt Luj saturday morning May la 1974 tonal Price daily 10c sunday 25c Good morning a third candidate in the mayors Runoff might use the slogan a right on for the in bribe Case by Sandy Mccraw of the journal staff Santa few dist. Judge Santiago Campos Friday cited a Lack of sufficient evidence in directing an innocent verdict be entered in the Case of Albuquerque painting contractor Mark Sawtelle who was charged with bribery of a state employee and conspiracy to commit bribery. In granting the motion for a directed verdict by defense attorney Anthony Lucero jr., Campos said a the testimony of the sole witness indicates the Only connection Between the defendant and the charges is Campos referred to statements made by mrs. Eva Morris a former employee of the construction industries commission that Sawtelle had never personally Given her a bribe but that state sen. Anthony Lucero d-bern., had allegedly left an envelope containing Money on her desk when he escorted Sawtelle to her office. Lucero is currently under a similar indictment. The action came following two Days of trial in which mrs. Morris was the Only prosecution witness Lucero jr., did not begin his Case but simply entered the motion. A the state has failed in its duty to establish Independent proof of the conspiracy Lucero or. Argued. He called for the verdict stating that the prosecution should have entered evidence a other than statements of an alleged asst. Dist. Atty. Bruce Kaufman said the Case against Lucero is set for May 28 before judge Thomas Donnelly also of Santa be. In testimony thursday mrs. Morris stated she had received several bribes from Lucero and others. Sawtelle however mrs. Morris said had never Given her a bribe. Mrs. Morris charged the elder Lucero accompanied Sawtelle to a licensing examination and after the test was Over came to her office. The woman said she left the office and when she returned an envelope containing Money was on her desk. The appearance of the Money did not Surprise her she said because other envelopes had appeared continued on a-16 write in ballots Arentt acceptable acting City atty. Patrick Mcdonald said Friday write in ballots will not be accepted in the june 18 Runoff election for mayor and seven City Council seats. Also Friday John w. Daly got into the dist. 7 Runoff instead of John Ellefson when an error at Inez school was found and gave Daly 90 More votes. And the official tabulation of the votes in tuesdays election to be released monday shows Herb Smith regained the Lead Over Harry Kinney 6730 votes to 6700. The final unofficial totals showed Kinney ahead of Smith 6740 to 6736. None of the positions in the mayors race changed so Smith and Kinney will still face each other in the Runoff june 18. Mcdonald said the language in the City charter seems a very clearly to preclude write in votes in the Runoff. A the City charter says the two persons who receive the highest number of votes cast for the office in question shall automatically become the candidates in the Runoff a he said. A there also is a provision that the City Council in a Resolution shall specify the offices Date of the Runoff and candidates ballots with candidates written in on them Proba continued on a-2 daily journal Index a Nixon and his advisers tried to use the Justice system. See Page a-5. A $10 billion made available to help people buy new Homes More cheaply. See Page a-16. Around new Mexico b-16 obituaries.d-16 classified. .c-12-d-14 religion in n.ma-7 comicsd-1s sports c-l-6 daily record.b-10 today a Calendar .a-19 editorials.a4 to log previews a-19 financial cell 12, d-16 weather Tablea-10 Moviesc-7-9 woman a world by 2 Washington up a joining a rapidly growing list of discontented Senate republicans. Sen. Richard s. Schweiker of Pennsylvania Friday called on president Nixon to resign and sen. Milton r. Young of North Dakota suggested Nixon step aside until his name is cleared of any wrongdoing. But the White House continued to resist the mounting pleas from gop officeholders and newspaper editorial writers. Deputy press Secretary Gerald l. Warren told reporters the president still intends to Complete his term. Schweiker and Young joined a group of five Senate republicans who have either demanded or suggested that Nixon leave office. They risked criticism that their statements might show Bias against the president if his Case Ever reaches the Senate for an impeachment trial. Schweiker who demanded Nixon a resignation in a letter sent to the White House insisted that he Naa sen. Richard Schweiker urges resignation not prejudged the question of impeachment. Young a conservative and one of Nixon a staunchest defenders in Senate said the president should turn his office Over to vice president Gerald r. Ford and resume the presidency Only if he is found innocent of any wrongdoing in watergate. Vice president Ford said Friday he supports president Nixon As much now As he did when he took Over the vice presidency last fall but added a i will continue to be my own at a news conference before a series of appearances in Buffalo n.y., culminating in a gop fund Raiser Ford said the subject of Nixon a resigning did not come up directly at an hour meeting he had with the president Friday morning in Washington. A but i could infer that he has no intention of resigning despite critical comments by top republicans in recent Days Ford said. Nixon a chief of staff Alexander m. Haig jr., said he did no to see anything at present that would continued on a-2 by Bill Hume great West savings and loan a 14-year-old no insured Albuquerque financial institution Friday was placed in receivership by dist. Court judge Maurice Sanchez in response to a complaint filed by the savings and loan division of the state dept. Of banking. A a the court finds. That it appears from the allegations of the verified complaint and the affidavits on file that the assets of the association great West do not have a fair value equal to the total liabilities of the association. A states the order signed by Sanchez. A a. Until the further order of this court the said receiver be and is hereby forthwith authorized to take and have Complete and exclusive control Possession and custody of All the assets and property of the defendant great West a the action was believed to be the first time a new Mexico financial institution had been forced into receivership since the depression. Snider Campbell supervisor of the savings and loan division of the state dept of banking was appointed receiver. The officers of great West were ordered to appear before Sanchez at 8 30 a in. May 21 to show cause Why the receivership order should not be made permanent. Campbell accompanied by police officers served the order on great West Friday afternoon. Attorneys said the great West bldg located at Eubank and Candelaria be and the firms books and records will remain under 24-hour police guard. Tile violation of hitherto secret emergency orders issued by Campbell and atty. Gen. David Norvell were cited As one ground for seeking the receivership. In conjunction with continued on a-2 Las vegas list Marks traffickers for death journal special Las vegas . A a death list containing the names of 47 alleged addicts and drug pushers marked for death has been circulated in Las vegas the journal Learned Friday. The list which was mailed to numerous Las vegas residents april 19, urges that the addicts and pushers be murdered and gives instructions on How the murders should be carried out. Numerous Law enforcement officials confirmed they had seen the list and that it contained accurate information on persons responsible for drug activity in this Northern new Mexico City. One of the persons on the list Albert Bustamante was found dead in a House trailer in Las vegas May i. He died of a drug overdose which the District attorney says was either a injected by someone or the lengthy 12-Page list was addressed to a friends and fellow citizens of smack City because of its drug problem Las vegas was titled a smack City recently in a harpers Magazine article. After describing the drug situation in the City the letter says a the following Are your Friendly Pusher Sona big scale and then lists the 47, along with detailed descriptions of the habits and in Many cases addresses of the alleged pushers. The last Page of the letter describes the method to a a kill the killers of your it Calls for receivers of the letter to choose several a a junkies from the list. It then gives the following instructions. A a ambush the Junkie. Be careful you do not injure any innocent member of his or her family. A a if you do not have it in you to kill the killers of your children Brothers and Sisters and friends then pay someone to do it for dist. Atty. Joe Armijo said he had seen the letter and list. A i Don t know who continued on a-5 two Forest fires reported in state compiled from journal wires Santa few two Forest fires were reported burning out of control in Northern new Mexico Friday night including a Blaze South of Here that has already burned 400 acres of dense Pinon on the Santa be National Forest. . Forest service officials said the Blaze 20 Miles Southeast of Santa be is a a potentially major the other Blaze had already burned about too acres near the Angel fire ski resort. It is on land on the East Side of the Eagle nest Valley owned by the ski area and development firm. Wendell Gore fire information officer said the Santa be fire was moving eastward toward the bar Ros peaks a and it is out of he said the plan is to contain the Blaze East of the Barros peaks. Fifty firefighters two slurry bombers and two helicopters were at work on the fire lines Friday night and Gore said the Forest service has ordered 200 More men and More planes into the Battle. Gore said there have been no reports of property damage and said the probable cause of the Blaze was late afternoon lightning. Continued on a-16 five . Student scientists honoured by Steve Penrose of the journal staff South Bend ind. A plaques certificates and . Savings Bonds were the order of the Day Friday at the International science fair As five of the to Young people representing new Mexico collected awards and prizes for their scientific expertise. The presentation of awards was split into two sessions for the 379 students participants. Special awards were Given Friday morning by representatives of a Large number of Federal agencies. The evening awards banquet was devoted to presentation of the category awards made by the fair. The biggest Winner in the first round Friday was John Zwerneman a senior at Las Cruces High school. By the time the three hour Assembly was finished Zwerneman had accumulated air Force awards including a trip this summer to air Force research facility a pocket calculator a $25 savings Bond and a plaque. A amp a i Ulissi Bruce Steinhaus John Zwerneman Kenneth Chambers new Mexico exhibitors win prizes at International science fair he is assured of a Job this summer after winning a position with the dept of agriculture which also presented him with a plaque. From general motors he received a medal a $125 savings Bond and a certificate. The Young scientists winnings also included a certificate of honorable mention from the american society for microbiology. The Trio of los Alamos High school students who participated in the fair also fared Well at the morning awards presentation. Bruce Steinhaus took one of the general motors awards which included a medal a $125 savings Bond and a certificate. The judging committee for the . Atomic Energy commission dec selected Ken Chambers As an alternate for a trip to the Aecus Argonne National Laboratory for a week Long meeting. Gary Harbour received a certificate of honorable mention from the Eastman Kodak co. The fifth winning member of the states delegation was Robbie Gottlieb of Grants. She received a Large photograph of the continued on a-8 up telephoto vice president Ford edges through crowd in Buffalo n. Y. A i will continue to be my own Many Schweiker Young join discontented gophers in receivership complain t is filed against great West a amp a put judge directs acquittal ruling i

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