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Clovis News-Journal (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Clovis, New Mexico Whips rams cat hounds praised death penalty ended Santa be f a the new Mexico supreme court formally declared new Mexico mandatory death penalty unconstitutional in a decision Over turning the death sentences of two Albuquerque the High affirmed the first degree murder convictions of Michael Ron Deau and Edwin Joseph rejecting every Challenge they made to the conduct of their trial the supreme court re turned the Rondea Beaty Case to behalf to county District court with directions that they be re sentenced to he i the overturning the sentences of death in the states Gas was i line with last months supreme court ruling that struck Down death penalises i Louisiana and North Rondeau and Beaty were convicted of first degree murder and armed robbery in the March shooting death of Albuquerque taxicab Driver Jose they were sentenced to death for the murder and to 1050 years in prison for the armed robbery the men challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory death penalty in their and contended their convictions should he reversed because of a number of alleged errors in the course of their trial Justice John b who wrote the lengthy said a 1969 act which limited capital punishment and established life imprisonment As the penalty for conviction of a Capi Tal is now applicable in new Mexico the 1973 mandatory death sentence Law had repealed the 19b9 act the state High courts ruling declared two state Laws relat ing to sentencing to be unconstitutional the 1973 which provided that a person convicted of a capital Felon be sentenced to was declared unconstitutional because of the recent supremo court but the state High court also ruled a 1w3 which gave a jury discretion to recommend life imprisonment in Stead of was Union new Mexico supreme court said the act is contrary to a supreme court decision in 1972 the act now in Force abolished the death penalty for any crime except killing a police officer or prison or jail guard while in the performance of his or if the jury recommends the death penalty when the defendant a second capital felony after time for due deliberation Fol lowing commission of a capital felony the act also said that All crimes for which capital punishment was abolished Are punishable by n life Opportunity rarely knocks until you Are and few people have Ever been really ready without receiving Opportunity Pottosh louts your Freedom i newspaper nun Al serving Eastern new Mexico and West Texas traffic toll he the associated press state traffic toll to years toll to onto 48 123 a leased wires new August 1976 44 pages today daily or sunday 20c shows offs Power to Korea South Korea a the United states staged a demonstration of military Power in and around Korea on sat urday at the same time As Al lied forces felled a tree that was the Center of the dispute in which North koreans killed two american president Ford personally approved the plan to go in there and Cut the tree White House press Secretary Ron Nessen said saturday at where Ford is with Ford is National Security Agency director Brent scowcroft who is keeping the president abreast of the at Travis air Force base in Flag raped caskets carrying the bodies of the two slain american officers arrived amid a solemn As the plane returning their bodies touched a 26man Honor guard the bodies were taken to the army mortuary in Oak Erroll Travis information said Arthur of would be flown to West for burial and 1st Mark bar to his Hometown of co bonifas was promoted posthumously from Cap Tain to in the an Armada of warplanes and troops was poised near the demilitarized zone during cutting of the 40 foot Poplar at the Neutral truce Village of a Navy task Force steamed to Ward Twenty six helicopter gun ships of the kind used in the Vietnam War backed by an unspecified number of f4 Phan Tom and fill Jet fighters and three b52 bombers from Guam circled overhead while a Quick reaction Force of 300 and South korean soldiers protected the Allied military sources North korean soldiers at the scene limited their response to shooting photographs but their government accused the United states of a grave military pro a Pyongyang broadcast charged that 300 including americans in full combat entered the de militarized zone Doz see Pap 2 i weather 1 by the associated press Eastern Plains partly Cloudy monday with a slight Chance for afternoon and eve Ning Little change in wind southerly eight to 18 Miles per hour with gusts near Thunder Tucumcari High Sun Day near Low sunday night mid Clovis upper 80s and Low Portales upper 80s and Low Carlsbad Low 90s and mid Hobbs mid 80s and near Roswell Low 90s and Summit conference gives final report scrimmage action Chris pounces on a Loose Ball in yesterdays scrimmage that pitted the wildcats against the Portales the cats had a relatively easy time with the full details can be found on Page news journal photo by Greg Southard mews at a glance drought brings fires committee urges prison legislation sri Lanka a the nonaligned Summit con Ference said in its final political report saturday that War May break out at any moment in Korea and that the United states should give up the pan Ama the chapter on Korea did not mention the killing of two american army officers by North koreans at but referred to North korean statements denouncing the United slates during the four 85national which ended the conference expressed deep concern Over the grave situation in Korea created by the a situation in which a War May break out at any the declaration the conference strongly demanded that the imperialists immediately Stop their Maneu vers to provoke War and re move nuclear Mili tary installations and All other Means of War from South the conference called for the withdrawal of All foreign troops from South for the closure of foreign military for the termination of the United nations command and for the replacement of the korean military armistice agreement by a durable peace in the latin american Chap Ter of the which was adopted by consensus without a the third world leaders said Panama should be Given total control Over the Panama the conference reaffirmed the support of the nonaligned countries for he panamanian control of he Panama canal and reiterated their firm sup port for All efforts that the re see Page 2 no court rules on school fees Santa Flap the new Mexico supreme court says new Mexico Public schools May charge fees for elective courses offered in me but not for required the ruling arose in Lea county on the constitutionality of certain fees charged by the Lobbs Public schools lie schools the against the Lobbs school Board and superintendent was brought for Cindy Lee Norton and Jon Dwayne Norton by their Virgil in a class action apply ing to All pupils in the Hobbs Welch contended the state Constitution prohibits a Public school system from collecting any fees from its he asked the District court to prohibit he schools from collecting fees and to require the return of All fees collected from nut deals april the state attorney had issued an opinion on april to the Hobbs school advising it that certain fees were the District court granted Only partial Relief to it see Page 2 add spill no by the associated press fires raged through acres of forests in Boedry Britain and France forcing thousands of vacationers to flee for their weathermen foresaw no Relief from Western Europe longest drought in the 15month dry spell has drained reservoirs and parched crops in a Belt from England and Wales to Belgium and Northwest and Central illegal aliens tortured a three illegal aliens looking for work near Here were burned with hot pokers and dragged across the the Cochise county sheriffs department Law seek strike target Detroit a after five weeks of no Progress the United Auto workers launches a Homestretch drive toward new contracts with the big three automakers this week with the selection of a strike target for Carter Ford rests by the associated press democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter mapped out his Campaign schedule saturday while president Ford kept close tabs on the tense situation in Korea and rested after a strenuous five Days at the gop National convention in Kansas regents approve outlays Ruidoso a the new Mexico state University Board of regents saturday approved million in future capital outlay Santa fear the legislative criminal Justice study committee plans to sponsor legislation to finance construction of a new state prison and to convert the existing prison into a True maximum Security the combined Cost of the two projects would be the legislation approved by the committee Friday provides for issuance of state Severance tax Bonds to finance the Severance tax Bonds Are re paid from state Severance tax and require Only legislative approval for is the measures Are to be introduced in the 1977 session of the new Mexico the Deputy director of the legislative Council Richard said the legis lation was prepared at the direction of state John one Bill would authorize a million Severance tax Bond is sue to finance construction of a new minimum Security prison to be located at the los Lunas Honor the second authorizes a million Bond Issue to convert the state prison near Santa be into a maximum Security Facil Ity to House multiple offenders and hard Core Folmar said the work to be done at the existing prison includes installation of Locking devices and additional guard additional fencing and lighting of construction of a forensic unit for the criminally instance and an addition to the women Facil the proposal provides for the new prison to be headed by a superintendent who would be directly answerable to the Secretary of the department of this superintendent would not be under the Warden of the state Folmar inside today Clovis in editorial Erm Bombeck farm glad you asked Hospital Public ringing the Bell 7 sports to log Myca dangerous a the cargo of Gallons of sul uric acid that spilled from a capsized Barge in the Chesa Peake Bay poses no further danger to aquatic to coast guard and environmental officials the coast guard Soldi Satur Day an investigation into the cause of the capsizing probably would begin the Barge was towed to a Norfolk boatyard Satur the acid spill was discover cd Friday night when two floating cranes finally succeeded in righting the Over turned Barge in the lower about three Miles East of Wolf trap Philippines refuse Aid the Philippines a frogman recovered the bodies of 274 persons mostly children swept out to sea by tidal Waves following a massive earthquake in the Southern the official philippine news Agency reported president Ferdinand mar cos said his country would need no foreign Aid in recovering from the which left More than dead on the Island of Mindanao and others missing and feared the philippine Navy frogman were working in the Moro Gulf off Pagandiaz 500 Miles South of where 30foot Waves swept a Quarter mile in land Early wednesday after the huge smashing into cities and fishing some bogies have been recovered officials say most of the missing were probably swept into the Gulf by the tidal Waves Are also an estimated persons were left the earthquake which measured on the Richter scale considered a major earthquake was entered in the celebes 250 Miles South of the worst hit land i have explained to our people they Are showing the world they Are capable of handling this situation by them Marcos Sai after re turning from an inspection trip to Marcos said visiting Secre tar general Karim Gaye of the islamic conference of for eign ministers had offered help for the mostly moslem i told them Gayes party we Are handling the matter quite Well assistance has also been offered by the United India and new the United states offered 15 helicopters from the Carrier due in Manila on As Well As four Large cargo the philippine government is very thankful for offers of Back in session new teachers in the Tedoco school with Smith above Are from left Kathy system Chat win school Board president Smith Day head coach for girls sports Jerry sad Terry right during a get acquainted dinner Friday night j Ujj which signalled the Start of another school classes begin monday at fort Logan and Tucumcari and Start tuesday in i band director and music teacher Roy assistant football and basketball coach and Paul Bead football coach for the new journal photo

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