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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Feb 22 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - February 22, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Ernest Trujillo and Gilfred Duran practice the firemen a carry take Down As los Lunas w wrestling coach Gary Rushing gives Duran pointers in preparation for the state tournament this weekend in Santa be. Additional photos and Story on Page 9 Isleta Man killed burial services were held sunday for Jose Augustine Lucero 29, of Isleta who was killed saturday night when struck by a car on nm-47 near the Junction with 147. State police officer Jim Coslin reported Lucero was apparently walking across the Highway to the West Side when he was struck by a car driven by Alice Morgan 38, of Artesia. He said the Driver was apparently unable to see the Man in time to avoid hitting him. Skid Marks began right after the Point of Impact Coslin said and the Driver was Able to maintain control of the car pulling to the right Side of the Road. Several other Drivers travelling on nm-47 reported they iad nearly hit a Man in the Middle of the Highway. A truck ear collision on 1-25, South of Belen resulted in three persons being treated and released irom Belen general Hospital. Hie car driven by Christine Vasquez 40, travelling South with her husband and two children Linda 15, and Richard 12, was struck from behind by a truck driven by Wesley d. Hunters sr., of Mcdonald Tenn. Both vehicles swerved off the Road into a Field. Neither Vasquez nor Hunters was Hurt. Police indicated the Accident was caused by a failure in the truck s steering mechanism. Judy Armijo 18, and Bonnie Gibson and a 16-year-old girl were treated and released from Belen general Hospital after a two car Accident saturday night at the intersection of nm-47 and North Al Cerro Loop. Miss Armijo Driver of one car was travelling North on nm-47 when a Ca driven by William dumper of Belen 18, and coming from the Loop Road collided with miss Armijo s car. Dumper was cited for failure to yield and no Driver s License. A a you be got your head in the Sand if you think kids Are not going to College because they Don t want to it s because they can t make it Quot Howard Maddox told the los Lunas school Board tuesday night after a discussion on the need for expanding the systems vocational education program. Burrell Ross High school Counselor had pointed out that Only 27 per cent of the graduates went on to College last y ear and that a greater number Are going into non College programs each year. Pete Delgado of the High school faculty presented a proposal for expansion of the vocational program which would include shop facilities for building trades Power mechanics Industrial arts drafting and other classes. The los Lunas Bridge May be replaced the los Lunas Bridge scheduled for bid letting in May. May be a whole new Structure if sketch plans received by state rep. Fred Luna from state Highway officials Are followed. Plans Call for two 34-foot roadways a 4-foot median and two 5-foot sidewalks. Original plans called the addition of a Lane North of the present Structure but the plans received by l Una indicate the old Bridge will be torn Down after the northerly half of the new Bridge is completed and open to traffic. Selection of jurors tuesday a Petit jury panel will be qualified by District judge Filo m. Sedillo in District court in los Lunas at 9 a.m., next tuesday. They will be selected from among the 118 county residents w Hose names were drawn for the jury venire. Those slated for possible jury duty during 1973 include 36 from the Belen area 38 from the los Lunas area 27 from the Grants six from Peralta and others from Bosque farms san Fidel san Rafael Cubero san Mateo and Milan. From the los Lunas area Are Peggy Honeyfield mrs. Lucy Castillo Joe b. Sanchez mrs. Paul Boyett Albert Olguin Carlos n. Zuni mrs. Melvin Gentry Karen Jensen Phillips Peggy Bentley mrs. Rosendo Aragon Fermin Vallejos Raymond j. Sanchez Polly Apodaca Jesus Sedillo Elton Travis. Odelia Sanchez Mary Ellen Parnall Lorenzo Sanchez Martha Moya Pedro j. Delgado Doris Barnes Alberta j. West Ramon c. Baca Corlie Kennedy Daniel c. I Coni inned on Page 21 Long Range program would include adding instruction in air conditioning plumbing electrical cosmetology and numerous other vocational courses. Maddox said he Felt the system was doing the students a disservice by under preparing them. A i think your purpose should not be to prepare journeymen but to prepare he said when he was about to graduate from College his professor told his class Quot if you think you re engineers when you get out of this school you re crazy. We have just prepared you so that someone else can make you the kind of Engineer they Maddox said. Quot i think you ought to do this with your vocational program. I think you d do a lot better to prepare these kids with arithmetic language. And forget try ing to make journeymen out of them. Joe Perea said the vocational program was important because a not All people Are College Ross pointed out that math English and history Are part of the required courses for those in vocational classes too. A we Are not talking about de emphasizing the program now in existence in College preparatory we Are talking about adding to what we have Quot he said. Youngsters Are cognizant of the fact that a lot of College graduates do not have jobs and we talk about the types of trades they can get into if they re not interested in going to College or if they Haven to made the Grade he said. Board member Ismael Gurule asked if that state department had t criticized the school for not having More vocational programs. Pete Pino director of instruction said a they Are trying to create in us an awareness that we need to expand vocational offerings. Quot All indications Are by 1980, Only 20 per cent of the jobs will require College degrees Quot he said. Mrs. Dolly Wicker asked what expansion of the vocational program would do to the student teacher ratio requirements. Pino said there was a move Quot to remove those teachers who Are in vocational programs from counting against the staffing Maddox said he Felt the Best thing that could be done for the student is to prepare him for anything they want to be. Quot you can give him a splattering of a Good Many things so he can find out what he wants to do. You can give him the Plain old basics teach him to read and write forget trigonometry and geometry. If the kid does t want to go to College. Teach arithmetic so he can do whatever he has to do. There in t a craftsman on the face of this Earth that does t need some kind of arithmetic. I Don t think they Are getting what they in a discussion of priorities Delgado said he was not against the music building which is second after classrooms in the schools Long Range building plans but he Felt the vocational building is important and he hoped the Board would give it consideration along with expansion of the program. He said a building would free classrooms at the Junior High which Are now used by the High school and would continued on Page 2 j vocational education expansion discussed Valencia county los Lunas . 87031

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