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Deming Graphic (Newspaper) - July 14, 1957, Deming, New Mexico County clerk c a Deming graphs today s smile if this is such a Small world Why does it take so touch of our taxes to keep it running a a a delinquency All delinquents Are not juvenile by a Long shot watch the dam fool Auto Drivers around town. But the most shameful exhibition of delinquency is exhibited almost daily on Deming streets by of All people mothers. Just the other Day a prominent business Man phoned this writer to Tell of a Mother who had left her Small children in a car near his place of business during mid Day heat of 104 degrees. The car was like an oven the children Vitere suffering and the youngest a Mere baby was wet with perspiration and sick. And mama. Well she was in an air conditioned Beauty parlor for at least two hours getting her hair fixed. Ugh but that incident was not an exception it happens All the time. We Veugen it right Here on North Silver both summer and Winter where careless and inhuman mothers left their kids in cars for hours while they shopped and in some cases while away their time at bars. There should be a Law kit olice should always beatified and parents who Are so shameless and negligent should be prosecuted. If those kids were dogs they a be protected. Humane Laws would demand it. So How about poor Little helpless kids a a ant and rates Only violators need worry state police Road Block system to be extended a few weeks Back the assistant to the editor the advertising Man and the bookkeeper of the Deming newspapers got their Heads together to see if some ing be done bout making the classified sections pay their Way. There were too Many old accounts on our books too Many people just Hadnot paid too much Money was being spent for postage envelopes statements and Okke Ping time in Send a out statements for two Bree and sometimes four or five months to get a customer to come in and pay just a Small account of 50 or 60 cents. So they decided to up the rates. And what a howl people who go daily retail stores gasoline actions and other places Here dealers Are forced to raise their prices constantly make Little or no fuss about it but several just raised old Billy be dam because we boosted the and rates. Well we looked Over i be situation on our re Jim Home and have decided that the rate is going to stay up. Unless Cash accompanies the and copy. And that goes for everybody newcomers and old excepting Only firms with regular charge accounts. We Are both an old timer it id a newcomer but we still have to make our own living and we Are doing it without asking any favors of anyone or operating on anybody else a Money. So in the future Here a the Deal if you pay Cash you get the old rate. If it a charge account then d cents will be added for each first insertion to pay for postage and Billing. Each additional month a customer has to be billed continued on Page eight safer driving of new patrol system state police of the five county Las Cruces District Are gradually putting into effect an enlarged Road Block system to increase Driver alertness and safety consciousness capt. Archie White announced thursday. The system eventually will be in effect on All highways in the District comprising Dona Ana Luna Hidalgo Grant and Otero. It will be carried out regularly barring emergencies which require the presence of state policemen elsewhere. The plan is now working in parts of Dona Ana county. Thursday the program was outlined by capt. White at a District meeting of the state police in the Mesilla Park office. The Road blocks Are to be in operation during the Day and into the Early evening. Capt. White three Deming scouts miss Capitol tour three scouts from Deming with 29 others from the Yucca Council who Are members of the provisional Jamboree explorer Post stood in the Rotunda of the nations Capitol wednesday and waited in vain for a guide to take them to the House and Senate lambers. The Deming youths Dennis Canon Richard Strasia Mervyn Wertz and their assistant advisor Harlan Wertz were Enro Ute to the fourth National boy scout Jamboree at Valley forge Penna. There were so Many thousands of scouts and other tourists on hand that the tour guide director at the Capitol said there would necessarily be a wait As the guides could not accommodate All the visitors. He asked them to wait 35 minutes. Friends tried frantically to get them a guide or at least to provide More information about their Capitol but finally Bud Pfeifer of Elpaso advisor for the group ruled that a we have so Many other important places to go Well have to leave they departed on a tour elsewhere. Scouts Robert Canon and Harold Cousland the other Deming representatives were in another group which brought to 78 the areas total of scouts from the Yucca Council. A looked in Good spirits and showed keen interest in their surroundings. Reps. Jack Dempsey and Joe Montoya have been greeting new Mexico scouts As they stopped at the Capitol. A a a emphasized that traffic will not be delayed by the program. The program will result in a great Deal of personal Contact and Public relations work with the driving Public White said. Attention of Drivers will be called to unsafe stretches of Highway at least weather conditions will be radioed to state police cars on Road blocks and relayed to motorists for their safety. In addition safety material will be Given to Drivers. Tourists also will be provided with maps and recreational guides to Points of interest. The program also will permit a More thorough Check on the fatigue drinking or careless Driver. Pass on information one of the advantages of the Road Block system White said is that Drivers will pass on to others information Given by state police. The system will be the equivalent of stationary patrol. At the same time White said the routine roving patrols and radar operations will continue. Here is How the Road Block system would work on the Highway from Anthony to Lordsburg for example state policemen would be parked in their cars along the Road so that motorists would see at least two and possibly three officers on the 140-mile stretch. They would carry out their extended program of Courtesy and information. The system is known As selective spot enforcement White said. Drivers would be detained Only in Case of violations. New electric rates by Public service May result in $1,600 saving to town a readjustment of the Light rates and Power Supply costs for the Village of Deming has been outlined by the Public service company after an understanding reached in an informal conference with mayor Jack Wells e. J. Hooten City administrator members of the Council and w. H. Howe of the Public service co. The City Council at their last meeting discussed the proposed rates As outlined in a letter from the company but postponed action. Under the proposal the total charges based on previous electric service usage would decrease the annual Bill by $1,603. The company states. A we would appreciate it if the Village officials in considering the proposal would keep in mind the fact that our return on the investment used and useful in rendering service to the Deming area is unsatisfactory at this time. As we advised during the conference we must find a Way of correcting this but we Are not at this time in the position to determine just How it can be accomplished. Notwithstanding our proposal As outlined will result in a saving of $1,603.10 annually to the Village of Deming based upon your past Power incandescent and Mercury vapor Street lighting costs would remain the same while the commercial lighting charges would increase from $3,352 to $3,943. However the water and sewage pumping charges would be reduced in an amount of $2,194. Hence the resultant savings would be $1,603. Further action will be taken by the Village Board at their next meeting said or. Hooten. . Tour plans told c of c Board this week at the Board of directory a meeting of the chamber of Commerce county agriculture agent Leroy Hoffarth addressed the group and asked for the chamber a cooperation in a farm Bureau tour of agricultural projects in the Deming area. The tour to take place july 15 will be concerned with the various countywide projects now i underway and will be topped off by a Barbecue. The chamber promised to do i everything possible to promote the worthwhile cause. The chamber also went on i record to consider the proposal j to employ Only experienced Pyro technicians at any local Endeavor where fireworks Are used and to recommend the acceptance of this procedure. The sum of $75 was contributed to the 260 Highway committee toward expenses of the opening event to take place july 21 at the y near Reserve at which time governor Mechem will officially Cut the tape opening the Highway to travel. A Barbecue will be held on the scene at the time. The matter of publicising Deming along some sector of the 260 Highway was discussed and will be brought into open discussion at a future meeting. Macon Gean commended the folks of Deming who openly boost Deming at All times either by word of Mouth or via letters they write to folks whom they think might be interested in starting Industry in the Community. Funeral services for Mechem father thursday funeral services were held thursday in Las Cruces for former dist. Judge Edwin Mechem father of gov. Edwin l. Mechem. The judge 78, died Early monday in a Las Cruces Hospital. His son was at his bedside. The funeral was held thursday in grahams Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Wurgler officiating. Judge Mechem is survived by his widow mrs. Eunice Mechem another son Daveport of Fresno Calif. Seven grandchildren including miss Ruth Mechem of Elpaso and a sister miss Nell Mechem Sallisaw okla. Another son it. Col. Jesse Mechem. Lost his life in the philippine invasion during world War in he and his wife had observed their 50th wedding anniversary in april. Pallbearers were Woodrow Little r. E. Do Bandit Ray Burke John Campbell j. B. Kaltenback and John Gregg. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Dona Ana county bar Assn. Judge Mechem was born in Ottawa ran., aug. 14, 1878. He attended High school in fort Smith ark., and studied two years at Kansas University. He studied Law at the University of Michigan. In 1903 he was admitted to the bar and started practising in fort Smith. Judge Mechem came to new Mexico in 1910 and settled in Alamogordo is a member of the Legal staff of the Elpaso and northeastern Railroad. The present governor was born while the family was residing in Alamogordo. Judge Mechem a brother Mer Rit c. Mechem was governor of new Mexico from 1921 to 1923. Forged checks bring probation for two youths two youths both 16, were placed on probation this week for passing forged checks drawn on accounts of local residents according to official sources. The juveniles passed four bogus checks each drawn in the name of Well known local people whose signatures were forged to the checks totalling $79.80. The checks were cashed at the Silver Dollar bar Deming package liquor store stewarts grocery and Wolley a drive in liquors. The youths were placed on \ probation after restitution of the Money for the checks had been made to the merchants. Both youths Are reported to have had previous tangles with the Law. One for a stolen car charge and the other for avoiding appearance on traffic violation charges. State Laws make police and court records involving juvenile delinquents confidential therefore names of offenders Are not available to the Public or newspapers. Scout tent City set up last weekend at Camp Zack White near Elpaso for training the Yucca Council scouts who Are attending the National scout Jamboree at Valley forge Penn. The new a bakery tents were arranged in an area just As they would be when the scouts arrived at the Jamboree tent City. This preliminary training was provided that tile boys and leaders could practice camping under the same setup used at the Jamboree. Here practice was had in cooking with charcoal briquet Camp sanitation and other skills. While at the Jamboree which started Friday the scouts have their food supplies delivered by radio controlled trucks. Each unit about thirty boys and three leaders does its own cooking. Playing with matches children cause two fires Deming firefighters during the past ten Days have been called to two minor fires which endangered adjoining buildings. Both fires probably were started by children playing with matches. Fred Trujillo Southeast of town lost a shed near his House and Luis Uzueta 1204 s. Silver called the department to extinguish a fire in a play House. In the Trujillo fire among other things welding equipment was lost. At the Silver Street fire damage was confined to the play House and an old mattress. Danny Simonds fire chief stated that he wished parents would caution children about the danger of playing with matches for about 30 per cent of All fires Are attributed to the careless use of matches. During 1956, he continued three deaths of children in new Mexico resulted from playing with matches. Operator issues four bad checks Bob Ryder who claims eager ariz., As his Home was picked up Friday afternoon by r. Stavinoha police chief and Bob Franey Deputy sheriff on a charge of passing fraudulent checks and driving a car when he had no Drivers License. Ryder had recently come to Deming claiming to represent Community. He had solicited citizens of Deming to sign an agreement calling for installation of a Cable system of to reception. He implied that he had the approval of City officials and that the Village of Deming would receive $40 of the Basic charge for the installation of the Community wire to be used for civic improvements. One citizen was Wise enough to say that he would Issue his Check to the Village and that Ryder could collect from them. The citizen then called City Hall. This together with the fact that a letter addressed to the Village asking for a conference with the City Council was not on a regular Letterhead caused de Hooten City administrator to ask police to bring Ryder to the j City Hall for questioning. The police started looking for Ryder during the morning. In i the after won information came i in that Ryder had issued checks continued on Page four announce penalty rates on a excess 57 Cotton crops marketing quota penalty rate on a a excess Cotton of the 1957 crops of Upland and extra Long Staple Cotton were announced today by the u. S. Department of agriculture. The penalty rate on Upland Cotton is 18.5 cents per Pound and the penalty rate on extra Long Staple Cotton is 39.8 cents per Pound. Controlling legislation directs that the marketing quota penalty rate for Upland Cotton shall be 50% of the parity Price per Pound of Cotton As of june 15, As of the Calendar year in which such Cotton is produced. The parity Price for Upland Cotton effective june 15, 1957 was 37.06 cents per Pound. Legislation also provides that the penalty rate on extra Long Staple Cotton shall be the higher i of 50% of the parity Price or 50% of the support Price for such Cotton As of june 15. The j parity Price for extra Long Staple j Cotton As of june 15, has been announced at 79.6 cents per i Pound and the announced sup-1 port Price for such Cotton was j 59.70 cents per Pound. Therefore the applicable penalty rate for extra Long Staple Cotton for 1957 is 50% of the parity Price or 39.8 cent Sper Pound. Marketing quotas for the 1957 j crop of Upland and extra Long j Staple Cotton were approved by growers voting in a referendum december la 1956. When Cotton marketing quotas Are in effect a Farmer who does not comply with the Cotton acreage allotments established for the kind of Cotton grown on his farm is subject to a penalty on his farm marketing excess. The Cotton crop from such a farm is also ineligible for Price support under the commodity credit corporation loan program. Each Type of Cotton is treated independently. Upland Cotton cannot be substituted for extra Long Staple Cotton or vice versa. In Case of a Farmer having both crops no marketing card or marketing certificate will be issued for either crop until the penalty is paid on penalty Cotton. The county committee along with a Cotton specialist and member of the state office will establish a yield for the penalty Cotton by taking a Boll count. I this will probably be done some time in september. Luis Arcarazo and Maria Victoria a a a a a a Golden record song and dance team Here Friday police make third stolen car arrest thieves driving stolen cars would do Well to avoid Deming for within the past week state police officers have picked up three cars that were stolen and arrested the occupants. Latest arrest was made wednesday by state policeman Guy Dunivan accompanied by Fri agent Myron Mcbride when they spotted a car about nine Miles East of Deming on Hiway 70-80 driven by two youths. They stopped the two Navy enlisted men for questioning. The two seamen admitted that the car they were driving East had been stolen by them from a Street in san Diego Calif. Investigation revealed that the two arrested youths Thurston Beardon 22, of Marietta a. And Gordon Lee Tullos 18, of Napa Calif., were awol from the Balboa naval Hospital in san Diego where they had been hospitalized with pneumonia. Beardon is also charged with insubordination and awaiting special Navy courts martial trial. Arraigned wednesday before Irvin Israel u. S. Commissioner for violation of the Dyer act transport Ting stolen property across state lines the two were being held in jail at Deming by sheriff Harvey Smyer. They will later be transferred to Albuquerque for trial. Phyllis Ann Offut has returned to Elpaso after spending two weeks Here with her grandparents the d. D. Offutt. Or. And mrs. De Coleman of Riverside Calif., Are visiting with or. Coleman a sister mrs. Olin Offutt and family. The evening of Friday july 19 will be a festive one at the la Fonda at which time dancers will thrill to the musical styling of Mexico a leading 16 piece recording orchestra. Luis Arcarazo will wave his Baton to Start the dance show proceedings at exactly 9 . And those who will have had the fore sight to Reserve tables for the event will be treated to an evening of outstanding music and song. Headlining the evenings top ranking event will be featured Singer Maria Victoria renowned for her distinct Spanish eng Lish renditions and Holder of Golden recording honors. Her Ria records have sold far into the millions. Tickets Are now on Sale at Lafonda. Recently Arcarazo broke attendance records at the palladium in Hollywood. Now with Maria Victoria added to his show to round out the top Talent combination there is no telling just How High the popular group will climb. Also highlighting the show Are vocalists Rucerito Barcenoz and Edwardo Lara top songsters. Breaking at Gas station thursday breaking a panel in a Side door of the Copper state Oil company Gas station at 419 s. Gold thieves gained entry to the building sometime after 8 . Thursday night. Lowell May who discovered the damage when he opened the station Friday morning notified police. Investigation was made by chief r. Sta Nivola and officer Mike Tarazon. May reported that some Small tools had been taken but nothing else so far As he could determine. A screen on the rear window of the station had been torn Loose at one Corner possibly in an attempt to gain entry but bars inside the window prevented Access. Police believe the break in to be the work of juveniles. Rental of parking stalls for is football games started starts car rams House starting his car while second gear was engaged caused Vincente Chavez of Elpaso Serviceman to lose control of the vehicle which ran across a Lawn and into the front of a House at 514 s. Diamond. Damage to the car was estimated to be about $500 and also considerable damage to the front of the House. A wildcats football schedule the Deming High school a wildcats football schedule for 1957 was announced this week by Glenn Moses principle. The wildcats will play five Home games and three away with All games scheduled for fridays. Rusty Hofacket head coach said practice for the squad is planned to get underway the Middle of August. Ray Canaday will be assistant coach. The schedule is a sept. 6 Santa Rosa Here sept. 13 Gadsden at Anthony sept. 20 Socorro Here sept. 27 Lordsburg at Lordsburg oct. 4 Western Here oct. La open oct. 18 Belen Here nov. I Cobre at Bayard nov. 8 t. Or c. Here renting of parking stalls at the football Field for the regular in scheduled games in the 1957 season of the a wildcats was started this week. Regulations governing the football parking stalls according to Glenn Moses principal Are that stalls must be rented each year at $5 for All Home games. The $5 pays the rental on the stall and does not include the Price of admission. Stalls must be rented before August i. Stalls that Are not rented prior to that Date will be made available to the general Public on a first come first served basis. On thursday August i any person having a space reserved and paid for can Exchange their space with another person who has a space and wants to Trade or a renter can Exchange for a space not reserved. Moses said he Hopes a new football scoreboard will be installed prior to the first Home game this year and the Board will be installed on the Northeast Corner of the Field. Officials believe the new location will not seriously hamper those having parking stalls on the North end. All unclaimed stalls will be released to the Public on August 2 at 8 00 . At the High school office. Standings through july to team w l pct. Columbus a i i .500 Donaldson dons. 7 0 1.000 palmers. 3 5 .375 Mcbee drillers 7 2 .778 Fox Gal dodgers.2 4 .333 Brem chevies a a 5 3 .625 Hub cafe Hubbers 3 6 .333 Peru miners. 5 4 .556 Gulf 9 too

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