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NEW LEGISLATURE TO SHUN ROWS AND WORK FOR GOOD OF PUBLIC, IS EXPECTATION IN NEW MEXICO By GUTHRIE SMITH. S ANTA FE, N. M., Nov. 18.—The j reasonable to look for legislation house of «h. ..zth N,w M.X.CO | legislature, to be convener in > partisan interests. Even Republi- January. will be about as strongly j cans are hopeful that the division Democratic as previous legislatures { ^result in fewer laws, have been Republican. Returns show that the Democrats will have 32 members, only five short of a two- thirds majority. Republicans will have only 17 members. Other extraordinary features of the nembership of this next house are: Domocrai* return only three members of the fifth legislature. lieitublicnnN return only two. There nre fewer Spaniah-Amerf- onn member» than in any previous state legislature. It will have Mr». Bertha M. Paxton, Democrat, of Dona Ana county, the first woman who has ever been elected to a New Mexico legislature. The division of powers, after the inauguration of Gov James P. Hinkle, Democrat, and the convening of the legislature, will mean a division of responsibility as well. It will not be possible for either branch . of the legislature to enact laws in which the other branch does not concur. Hope for Fewer Laws. Under these circumstances, it Is There is little reason to fear that Gov. Hinkle will veto any measure on which senate and house agree. It is not anticipated that Gov. Hinkle will have any trouble in getting confirmation by the Republican senate of his appointee*. The senate is composed composed largely of men who hold the best interests of New Mexico above partisanship. The decision in Guadalupe county was close. Frank Faircloth, Republican, Republican, is elected by a majority of two votes. He was opposed by “Uncle” j John H. Hicks, veteran livestock grower. The Democratic membership will be as follows Tiburcio Ortega, Ramon Ramon Barreras, Socorro county; Ata- r.acio Griego, Dennis Chavez. Jose Jordi, Bernalillo; Stanley A. Foutz, Ignacio M. Vigil, Mora; J. A. Irvine. M. B. Sisneros, Colfax; A. W. Drake. Harding; Juan Casados, Union; G. S. Alter, Torrance; H. F. Watson, T. F. Smalling, McKinley; Merritt U. Finley, Finley, Lincoln; Edgar Puryear, Dono- WOMAN HOPES TO TAKE SEAT IN THE SENATE Atlanta, Ga., Nov. IS.—Walter F. George, senator elect to succeed the late United States senator Thomas E. I Watson, received his commission and | credentials today in time to catch j an afternoon train for Washington, Gov. Hardwick telegraphed his executive secretary Miss Myrtle White that he would return to Atlanta from his vacation trip to New York in time to attend a meeting of the canvassing canvassing board. Woman May Take Office. Miss White delivered the message to secretary <+* state McLendon and controler Wright, who. with the governor, governor, form the canvassing board, and a meeting was arranged, after which it was expected the new senator’s senator’s commission would be issued. In the meantime, Mrs. Felton and Mr. George conferred here during the morning concerning wishes of women throughout the country that Mrs. Felton Felton be allowed to occupy for a day or two the seat to which Gov. Hardwick Hardwick gave her an ad interim appointment appointment after the death of senator Watson. Watson. Mr. George assured Mrs. Felton, it was stated, after the conference that he was willing to do any thing that he legally could to aid her in being me first woman to sit in the upper nouse of congress. THE ARCHITECT The owner looks to you to see that the completed structure is as satisfactory satisfactory in reality as it was on paper. Architects have come more and more to look to such organizations as the Orndorff Construction Co. for a broad large visioned cooperation in carrying the work through to a successful van Richardson, Byron O. Beall, Chaves; P. A. Hughes, Luna; John T. Muir, Grant; Robert C. Woods. San Juan; D. E. Bent, J. H. Welch, Quay; J. S. Morgan, Curry; Donaciano Romero, Romero, Teodore Romero, Taos; Mrs. Bertha M. Paxton. Numa C. Frenger. Dona .Ana; G. W. O'Bannon, R. S. Bennett, Eddy and Lea; Coe Howard, Roosevelt and de Baca; W. D. Smith, Grant and Hidalgo. Of these, only Howard, Puryear and Bent are reelected. reelected. ‘ 1,1st of Republicans. The Republican members will be: Fusebio Chaves, Ramon C. Chavez, Valencia; Arthur A. Hesch, Elfego Gomez. Santa Fe; A. A. Rivera, J. Celestino Romero, Rio Arriba; John B. Gallegos, Francisco Quintana, Jose Gonzales, San Miguel: Demetrio Leyba, Leyba, Sandoval; Frank H. Winston, Sierra; Oliver M. Lee, Otero; Frank Faircloth, Guadalupe; Eduardo Salazar, Salazar, Rio Arriba and Sandoval; Valentin Valentin Candelario, Santa Fe, Guadalupe and Torrance; M. P. Martinez, Guadalupe Guadalupe and San Miguel; William Jones, Lincoln, Otero, Socorro and Catron. Only Quintana and Winston are reelected. reelected.

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  1. El Paso Herald,
  2. 18 Nov 1922, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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