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Las Vegas Optic (Newspaper) - March 22, 1976, Las Vegas, New Mexico 2 DAILY OPTIC Mwch 21 Early antismoking program More than a decade has passed since the surgeon general at the behest of Congress began issuing annual reports on smoking and health Any hope that this would greatly reduce consumption of cigarets implicated in lung cancer and various other diseases has been disappointed The surgeon generals reports coupled with other efforts to alert the public to the hazards of smoking have unfortunately had only a modest impact It may be that too much of the educational appeal has been directed to people at the high school and adult level There is reason to think that better longterm results might be obtained by applying the lesson of that old adage As the twig is bent so the tree will grow This idea of starting the educational effort at an early age is being tried in elementary and junior high schools in a number of southwestern Ohio counties This is being undertaken in part because of indications that in this area as elsewhere the starting age for smoking has been going down over the past several years By now many children only 10 years old are starting to puff in emulation of high schoolers and adults The ration ale of the program is stated thus by its director Paul Conrad By senior high most students are on the adult level and have already developed their behavior problems It is easier to prevent a young child from starting to smoke than to get an adult to quit smoking With this in mind education to emphasize the drawbacks in smokingis begun as early as the first grade The program intensified as it goes along will continue through the junior high grades Such a program carried out in schools throughout the country would go a long ways toward modifying societys present slavish acceptance of smoking despite its dangers to public health Fussiness pays off Now and then someone claims the government is too fussy about drugs and such arguing that manufacturers should be allowed to police themselves Those so minded are referred to the new General Accounting Office study which blames 54 deaths and hundreds of injuries on contaminated intravenous drugs Stimulated by the GAO findings the Food and Drug Administration is now developing tighter regulations to control the quality of various intravenous solutions Stimulated by the GAO findings the Food and Drug Administration is now developing tighter regulations to control the quality of various intravenous solutions One is left to wonder why adequate controls were not imposed before Sometimes it turns out that the government after all was not fussy enough 3 people die in road mishaps State police said three persons died this past weekend as the result of separate traffic accidents on New Mexico roads Officers said George Murray 26 of Hobbs died Saturday at Llano Estacado Medical Center in Hobbs of internal injuries he received March 8 in a motorcyclevan crash Officers said Murray was riding the motorcycle when it and the van collided at a Hobbs intersection Police said Murray hit the van windshield before landing in the street Officers said Cathy Gonzales of Albuquerque died Saturday when a car in which she was riding ran off New Mexico 47 about eight miles south of Albuquerque and over turned Crop survey being taken During lhe next two weeks the New Mexico Crop and Livestock Reporting Service will be conducting a mailed survey of approximately 1600 crop farmers in New Mexico to obtain planting intentions information The data collected will become part of the national prospective plantings report to be released from Washington DC on April 15 Joe Herman statistician in charge of the New Mexico statistical reporting service stated that the purpose of this report is to provide growers with information useful in making changes in their own acreage plans that may appear desirable Since this report will be published before spring planting is completed overplanting or underplanting of specific crop can be avoided Herman added that this survey is a followup of the acreage intentions survey which was conducted in January well in advance of actual planting During that survey the nations farmers indicated that they intended to increase their acreage of corn upland cotton sorghum and durum wheat while barley and sugarbeet acreage intentions remained unchanged from 1975 The current April survey will reflect growers plans much nearer the actual planting time Because of the drouth conditions in the state a special inquiry will be included with the acreage questionnaire in order to evaluate the present conditon of the wheat crop This will provide an indication of wheat production andi acreage for harvest in New Mexico and will be released on April 9 All growers receiving the quest Joiinaires are urged to complete and return it as soon as possible but prior to April 5 Filadelfio Archuleta last rites are held Filadelfio Archuleta 63 a former resident of Golondrinas and Watrous passed away in Los Angeles Calif last had made his home there for the past 31 years Heis survived by his wife Esther of Los Angeles one brother Martin Archuleta and wife Amalia of Watrous two sisters Arcelina Armijo and Flora Duran and husband Estevan all of Watrous He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews Rosary devotional services were conducted Sunday evening from the Chapel of the Rogers Mortuary Funeral services were conducted this morning at 10 from the Catholic Church in Watrous Interment followed in the Catholic Cemetery in Watrous Delegate battle has focus BY FRED BUCKLES SANTA battle for delegates at the Democratic pre primary convention next Saturday in Albuquerque will center on a rousing fourman State Corporation Commission race A candidate needs 305 or 20 per cent of the 1526 convention delegates to qualify for the primary election ballot June 1 ExSCC member John Abraham Snnta Fe businessmen and rancher seeks a comeback Abraham campaigned last week for delegates in Albuquerque Portales Clovis Los Alamos Carlsbad Hobbs and Lovington A political unknown then Abraham won the 1968 SCC Democratic nomination with a surprising 9413vote plurality in a threeman race and edged Albuquerque Republican Hamilton Rogers by a hairline 449 votes in the main event But Abraham was dumped in the 1974 Democratic primary in a scrap with Democratic SCC members Floyd Cross and Columbus Ferguson Abraham finished a distant third in a threeman race Backed by Cross and Ferguson Santa Fe Democrat Charles Rudolph won the nomination and election two years ago Cross Ferguson and Rudolph are backing Santa Fe Democrat John Elliott 54 this year Elliott sent a brochure ind letter of endorsement signed by the three SCC incumbents to each convention delegate Elliott says of his prospects Im cautiously optimistic The 91cmploye SCC staff packs a potent political wallop Elliott quit after nine years as a SCC employe to run Cross is retiring after 11 years on the SCC The influential SCC support makes Elliott the favorite in the race Albuquerque Democrat Joe H Barela 44 a Mountain Bell communications engineer says My goal is 65 to 85 per cent of convention delegates I hope to get al least 60 per cent of the 490 Bernalillo County delegates Barela also claims delegate support in Quay Taos Valencia Dona Ana Luna Sandoval Santa Fe and Grant Counties Barela would merge the elected SCC and governorappointed Public Service Commission by constitutional amendment Barela says It is much harder to get a utility rate increase from an elected body than an appointed body He says New Mexico per capita income is to a month Utility rates should be based on consumers earning power Barela says He calls for more professionalism in the SCC improved ambulance service and computerization of SCC cases so that we would be able to expedite dispostion of cases He will spend to on his preconvention campaign This is Barelas third try for the SCC Barela placed second in 1974 with 34269 votes to Rudolphs 56115 in the party primary Barela was fourth in a 5man field in the 1972 primary The convention goa is 500 delegates for Santa Fe County Commission Chairman Leo Catanach 45 Catanach predicts he will win 100 to 150 Bernalillo County delegates about 70of 125 in Santa Fe County 30 of 51 in McKinley and 15 20 of Oteros 36 Catanach also claims delegate strength in Dona Ana Otero Quay Guadalupe Grant Hidalgo Los Alamos Rio Arriba Taos Sandoval Valencia and Socorro Counties Catanach adds Rio Arriba County Chairman Emilio Naranjo did not give me a solid commitment but I will get part of Rio Arribas 64 delegates Catanach says The small businessman has never been able to pneumonia cure a cold to briathe rest la pulmonfii el remcdio el refriado respirar el reslo get any help from the SCC He would hire more lawyers and experts for the SCC in rate cases I would computerize all businesses that the SCC regulates Catanach says He says he will spend of his own money on preconvention campaigning If he fails to win 20 per cent of convention delegates Catanach says he will probably use the alternate petition method to get on the primary ballot Catanach already meets petition equal to 3 per cent of the partys total vote for governor in the last primary and one per cent in each of 10 counties within this total The 3 per cent requirement is 4458 names Catanach has 4585 He says he met the 10county requirement in Colgax Guadalupe Harding Hidalgo Mora Otero Santa Fe Socorro Torrance and Union The SCC wields vast power It regulates truckers railroads phone companies ambulances insurance corporations pipeline wreckers telegraph companies aviation and fire marshal duties SCC members serve 6year terms longest in the executive branch They are the only elected state executive branch officials who can serve unlimited terms Their pay is a year Walter E Jbhiiston dies at age of 75 Walter E a resident of Las Vegas for 15 years passed away in a local hospital last Friday He is survived by his wife Lilly Johnston and one son Walter D Johnston both of Hobbs The remains were taken to Clovis where services were held this afternoon in the Lutheran Church interment followed in the Lutheran Cemetery there Gonzales Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements 5 persons shot at church fray PHOENIX Ariz AP Five persons were shot and wounded one seriously at a church Sunday Police said they had a 15yearold boy in custody and were seeking an other teenager Police said the incident ap parently was touched off by racial slurs exchanged between two black youths and two white youths outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints Four of the shooting victims were listed in good condition or were released The fifth Delhviri Thomas 36 was reported in serious but stable condition at Memorial Hospital with a chest wound All were church members At least 100 persons were inside church when the shooting erupted before 10 am1 according af church bishop Taylor said he was in another part of the building when someone told me there was a fight out front I was Walking through the culture hall when the first thing I saw was a member of our church laying in the cultural hall blood all over his shirt Taylor said that as far as we can tell three people were hit outside the building and two inside the building Police gave this account Witnesses said two white youths identified as Gary Holt 18 and Randy Cason 17 were standing outside the Mormon church when they saw two black youths hitch hiking on the other side of the street One of the whites thought he recog nized one of the blacks and called to him but the blacks misunderstanding shouted back witnesses said The exchange turned into racial slurs and the four youths then scuffled police said One of the black youths an unidentified 18 yearold threw a large rock at Holt and struck him in the back The two blacks then left but one returned a few minutes later and again exchanged heated remarks with the two whites who then were standing with a large group of churchgoers The black drew a 22caliber revolver and fired a shot over the heads of the group then fired repeatedly into the crowd while standing inside or near the front door of the church The youth then fled into a housing project and was caught by pursuing church members and a policeman was being held al the Maricopa CountyJuvenile Detention Center for investigation of five juvenile charges of assault with intent to commit murder officers said The second black youth was still being sought police said barato caro costoso false Mando duro People in the News Ann Bachert 306 Grand Ave reported a theft from her auto Richard E Nash 6415 NE Killirigsworth St Portland Ore reported abreakin torhis auto Billman A Springs notified of an activated alarm at the Montezuma Square Laundry Bobby Ray Gutierrez 806 Taos St was charged with driving while under the influence and reckless driving Helm Watrouswas charged with possession of stolen goods Fabiola Martinez 2817 Navajo reported the theft of a 10speed bicycle Jerry Mares 2803 Zunireported an incidence of assault and battery Juanita Hernandez Gutierrez South Pacific was charged svith shoplifting Gilbert Montoya 108 Bridge St reported an activated alarm at the Fair Store Angle Pacheco 1203 Montezuma reported vandalism Jimmy Martinez PO Box 2021 reported a stabbing at his residence Wounded were Martinez who required hospitalization and Isabel Sanchez 2508 Montezuma Griego 513 reported vandalism to an By The Associated Press NEW YORK AP Fourteen years after her death Marilyn Monroe is quoted as saying she was hooked on sex and her image as a sex goddess became a burden to her an albatross There was a period when I responded too much to flattery and slept around loo much thinking it would help my career though I always liked the guy at the time she is quoted as saying in a book being excerpted in the April issue of the Ladies Home Journal British journalist William J says he interviewed Miss Monroe between 19CO arid 1962 the year she died quotes her My body turned all these people onlike turning an electric light and there was rarely anything human in it Marilyn Monroe became a burden a whatyoucallit an albatross People expected so much of me I sometimes hated them Weatherby also says Miss Monroe told him I was never kept I always kept myself I sometimes felt f was hooked on sex the way an alcoholic is on liquor or a junkie on dope Weatherby quotes Miss Monroe as saying she was having an affairwith a Washington politician whom she never identified Only problem is hes married right now and hes fa mous so we have to meelin secret she is quoted as saying NEW HAVEN Conn King and Queen of Belgium arrive here today for a visit marked by little or no pageantry King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola will be here for four days as the guests of Yale professor Robert Triffin recipient of a high award from his native Belgium for work in international economics THe king and queen are traveling by military transport No special public appearances have been arranged and after the scheduled landing at TweedNew Haven Airport there are no announced opportunities for the see Augustine Lujan 401 Grand reported a subject destroying privale property Tony Padilla 13301st St reported a lost or stolen wallet Vandalism was reported at the New Mexico District Carpenters Union Building Fire units responded to a call on Friday at for an electrical short at the East Las Vegas School Administration Building On Sunday a brush fire at at 222 Taos was extinguished At pm on Sunday a structural fire was doused at 2403 Hot Springs Blvd A house fire at pm left an estimated loss at the Leroy Gallegos residence at 2406 Caile The fire reportedly started by a washing machine required fire units to return again to the scene late last night at am RANDOLPH Mass AP Comedienne Martha Raye has received the American Legions Humanitarian Award The award was presented Sunday grateful appreciation and of her many contributions to the moraleand well being of and servicewomen during World War II Korea and Vietnam HOUGHTON Mich AP Dr Howard Otto a Houghton pathologist seeking the Democratic nomination for state representative from the 110th District may face his wife in the November election Otto has filed for the Democratic nomination for the seat and his wife Jeanelte has announced plans to file for the Republican nod says Mrs Otto If you like a Mr Nice Guy then vote for him Meeting Wednesday Wednesday at pm in the administration building Rehiring of administrative personnel will be on the agenda The public is invited c TVLog MONDAY Celebrity Sweepstakes Price is Right BaKar The Little Merv Edge ot Wheel of Forlune Ethnic Corner Pyle Gambit Electric Co Dialing tor S Jigsaw 13 Guiding Light Washington Movie All in the Family Special of lhe Hollywood Squares Happy Days 3pm 46F Troop Love of Lile Art Is 1311 Robert Young Family Doc 5 Masterpiece am Marble Machine Lets Make a Deal 46 Heres Joe Forrester Medical Young 8 Restless 5 Sosame St Andy Griltith 1311 10 Take My Advice 5 Sesame SI NCWS Action News All My Children Search lor Jomorrow Hospital nipies US Sen Joe Montoya DSanta Fe is set to win heavy convention support ExState Rep Eugene Peirce Albuquerque a candidate for the GOP US Senate nomination called the preprimary convention the Joe Montoyainduced convention Peirce said Joe Montoya had a great deal of influence in reviving the preprimary nominating convention It diverts money efforts organization and energy from normal primary procedure and shortens the primary election campaign to barely 60 days Admitted to Las Vegas Hospital on March 1921 were Cleofas Almanzar 103 Railroad Avenue Las Vegas Rita Arellanes 403 Apache Street Las Vegas and Alfred Geoffrion 314 Perez Street Las Vegas Gloria Marie Pacheco PO Box 837 Las Vegas had a baby girl The father is Immanuei Pacheco Discharged from the hospital over the weekend were Rita Arellanes 403 Apache Street Las Vegas Cleotilde Flores 2411 Calle Alegre Las Vegas and Josie Sanchez 400 Mountain View Drive Las Vegas pm Brady Buncn Island 5pm Affair News Rogers Neighborhood News Co 6pm News News News Beat pm 46Wild world ot Animals 12 Pyramid 1311 pm Show Night Special Movie 12 Midnight 4A Tomorrow Show 1 am 7pm Rich Little Show American Dream Report Briefs TUESDAY 6am Show News America Kangaroo am 8am 11 a m s Hope Ine Vorld Turns 6 am of Our Lives S Reason Performance 12 Noon Pyramid Doctors Neighbors 1311 Forum 13 Growing Things 1 pm World Hospital in lhe Family pm Life to Live Game 6 ;