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3l*£ttreU IDmltj IRecori *«** Vol. 91, No. 107 ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO 86201 SUNDAY, MAY 6,1979 76 PAGES TODAY Mrs. Thatcher names cabinet LONDON (UPI) - Margaret Thatcher. Europe's first woman prime minister, has announced her new Conservative Party Cabinet to run Britain for the next five years. It did not include former Prime Minister Edward Heath, the man she ousted four years ago from the Conservative leadership. Mrs. Thatcher, the 53-year-old grocer's daughter, was formally asked by Queen Elizabeth It to form a new government Friday after she led her Conservative Party to clear-cut victory in Thursday's parliamentary general election. Heath had been expected to be named Foreign Secretary. Instead. Mrs. Thatcher appointed Lord Carrington. 59. who was defense secretary in the 1970-74 Heath government. The appointments were announced Saturday. Heath campaigned energetically for the Conservatives during the recent election contest. But relations between him and Mrs. Thatcher have been cool since she won the party leadership from him four years ago. As widely predicted. William Whitelaw. 60. her deputy party leader, was named home secretary and Sir Geoffrey Howe, 52. chief Conservative economic spokesman in the last parliament, was named chancellor of the exchequer. Howe's first Job was to draft a new national budget providing tor Dig personal income tax cuts promised by the Conservatives. Humphrey Atkins. 56. until recently Conservative Party chief whip in Parliament, was named secretary of state for Northern Ireland, a job slated for the late Airey Neave until his assassination by a terrorist car bomb as he drove out of the House of Commons underground garage March 30. Francis Pym. 57. former Con- Arfes/a plane crash k///s Roswell man ByClELLONON Record Staff Writer A Roswell man doing stunt aerobatics in a small, experimental biplane, crashed to his death Saturday at the Artesia Municipal Airport. Jon Wilson Fisher. 28. only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Fisher. 203 S. Missouri Ave.. was dead at the scene Saturday at 2:20 p.m. after his plane took a nose dive during a stunt maneuver, hung up on an electrical wire and crashed into a telephone pole. He died of massive internal and external injuries, state police said. Fisher, a pilot for Texas Instruments working out of Dallas, was spending a four-day leave with his parents when the accident occurred. He had flown to Roswell Saturday for lunch and some acrobatic flying with a close friend. Paul Shuster of Artesia. Arts, crafts fair has lots to offer By AL GIBES Record Regional Writer Some of the finest art and craftwork in the state — possibly in the country — is waiting to be carried home by visitors of the Sixth Annual Jaycee Arts and Crafts Fair at the Eastern New Mexico Fairgrounds. The exhibition and sale, which concludes today, has drawn artisans from as far away as Miami. Fla.. as well as several from Roswell and the surrounding area. The 100 booths which rim the interior and center of the Commercial Building include virtually every imaginable type of creation of art and hand-crafted goods. Bettie Lou Cheney, publicity director of the fair, said that persons visiting the fair for the first time often come just to look, but repeat visitors have shopping on their minds. "Some people buy as far ahead as Christmas, but most come to get with Mother's Day and graduation gifts," Mrs. Cheney said. To assure visitors of seeing and buying top-rate wares, the Jaycees "jury" the fair by requiring potential exhibitors to submit three color slides of the their work. The top 100 entries are then chosen for the fair. Joe Corff. Jaycee president, said the fair has grown in popularity since its inception. Last year some 4,500 persons walked the aisles of the exhibit hall — and Corff expects to surpass that mark this year. The 75 cent adult fee and the 50 cent fee for school-aged children goes to the Jaycees to support their community-minded programs during the year. Pre-school children are admitted free of charge. Not only are fair visitors treated to fine displays of arts and crafts, but the Jaycees help set the mood of the fair by wearing authentic reproductions of 1890's U.S. Cavalry uniforms —some on horseback. Mrs. Cheney pointed out that most exhibitors at the fair seem to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere during the two-day event, and often participate in the fair each year. One such repeat exhibitor is the team of Gerald and Karel Bagwell, leathersmiths from Tulsa. Okla. Gerald Bagwell has a law degree and says he "technicaly" is a lawyer, but has been travelling with his hand-crafted belts, vests and handbags for more than six years — averaging 35 to 40 weeks on the road annually. "I'm not going to get rich this way." he said. "But I make a living at it." Bagwell said he feels fortunate to be working at a job he trujy enjoys. Another interesting artist at the fair can be found at booth 56. where Paul Hoyte of Truth or Consequences works wizardry with a pair of scissors. Hoyte makes cut-out silhouettes in a minute or less, rarely looking at what his hands are doing. Persons looking for an enjoyable afternoon should have little trouble finding one at the fair. The fair opens at 10 a.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. Cut it out servative foreign policy spokesman in Parliament, was named defense secretary. Other appointments were: Industry secretary. Sir Keith Joseph. 61; Lord Privy Seal. Sir Ian Gilmour. 52; Environment secretary. Michael Heseltine. 46; Social Services. Patrick Jernkin. 52; Education. Mark Carlisle. 50; Energy. David Ho well. 43; Agriculture. Peter Walker. 47; Employment. James Prior. 52; Lord Chancellor. Lord Hailsham, 71; Scot- tish secretary. George Younger. 47; Paymaster General and Information. Angus Maude. 66. and Trade. John Nott. 47. Mrs. Thatcher campaigned for income tax cuts, higher defense spending, curbs on Britain's powerful trade unions and an end to Labor's nationalization of industries The final election results Friday gave the Conservatives a 43-seat majority in the House of Commons. Shuster. who had just landed, was one of several witnesses to the accident as was Fisher's father, who was one of a group of spectators standing about 150 yards from the accident, an onlooker said. "He always had an interest in flying, all of his life." said his mother, Gladys Fisher. "He was our only son." she added as she hung up the telephone. Her husband, who had helped their son build the experimental red and gray PITTS Special Biplane, was unable to discuss the accident he had witnessed only hours before. State police said Fisher had been performing some stunt flights and had completed several maneuveurs when his aircraft apparently lost altitude. The left wing came in contact with an electrical wire strung between a telephone pole and a small building, officials said, which caused Fisher to lose control, careening into the pole. When the aircraft hit the pole, they said, the impact sheared the left wing. The plane then traveled 173 feet along the ground before it came to rest. The crash knocked out all electrical service at the airport, state police said. Fisher was wearing a seat belt at impact. An autopsy has been ordered by Medical Examineer Sam Carpenter. State Policeman Roque Garcia of Carlsbad conducted the investigation at the scene. Federal Aviation Administration officials had not arrived at the scene late Saturday night where the plane remains at Artesia Municipal Airport. A native of Roswell, Fisher was a graduate of Goddard High School, attended Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and received a degree in aeronautical engineering from Texas A&M University. Before joining Texas Instruments in January, he had worked for two years for Navajo Refinery in Artesia. also as a pilot. Fisher was born Nov. 3. 1950. in Roswell and was unmarried. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters. Barbara Schlosser of Encino. Calif.; Betty Fisher of Wilmetta, III.; and June Schiller of Palo Alto. Calif. Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home. Free at last . . . Terry Seaton <L) talks with his attorney. Steven Farber, during a recess In Seaton's habeas corpus hearing' District Judge George Perez granted Seaton a new trial Friday, after listening to five days of Geoff Davldian photo testimony about the investigation Into the 1971 murder of Carlsbad Baker William Lester Davis. Seaton was released from prison Friday pending a decision on whether the state will attempt to retry him. Seafoh wins new trial; awaits state's decision Paul Hoyte, of Truth or Consequences, concentrates on the silhoutte he's cutting of Krisi Sanders, 2, who watches in amazement during the Sixth Annual Jaycees Arts and Crafts Fair, which concludes today. A total of 100 booths, full of handcrafted work - all for Al Gibes photo sale — fills the Commercial Building of the Eastern New Mexico Fairgrounds. The exhibit and sale is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Miss Sanders is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Sanders, of 1200 W. McGaffey St. By GEOFF DAVIDIAN Record State Editor CARLSBAD - District Attorney Michael F. McCormick Saturday declined comment on whether he would try to get a new conviction on Terry Willie Seaton. who was convicted of the 1971 emasculation- murder of Carlsbad baker William Lester Davis. Seaton was granted a new trial Friday following a five-day habeas corpus hearing in Bernalillo by Thirteenth Judicial District Judge George Perez. McCormick. who was present for much of the habeas corpus hearing and had been called as a witness by Seaton's attorneys, said he "didn't know enough yet" about what the case looked like. Asked whether he would conduct an investigation into Eddy County law enforcement officials who were accused of teaching witnesses against Seaton what to testify, McCormick again refused to comment, saying he didn't have enough information about the investigation and prosecution, although he himself had been involved in the investigation of the crime, and had testified at two previous post-trial hearings. Immediately following closing arguments by Seaton's attorneys and an assistant attorney general in the habeas corpus hearing in Bernalillo Judge Perez said,"I see five reasons why Terry Seaton should get a new trial." Pointing to a tape recorded dream-confession by Hubert Workman Jr.. Perez said, "You don't have to be a lawyer to know that the Workman materials would have been material" to the defense at the 1973 murder trial. Eddy County officials have testified that they thought the material was worthless, although several past and present members of the district Bulletin A young Roswell girl was killed Saturday night when she was struck by a car while she was sitting on a sidewalk near her East Bland Street home, police said. Police identified the girl as Denise Bejareno, 6, daughter ofMr. and Mrs. David F. Bejareno, 501E. Bland St. Patrolman A.W. Fabry said the driver of the car, identified as Pedro Gonzales, 210 E. Albuquerque St., was charged with vehicular homicide after his car left the street and struck the girl, throwing her 27 feet. attorney's staff told the Daily Record that if they had been defense attorneys they would have thought the material crucial. The judge's other reasons reportedly were: — Failure of the prosecution to disclose an inconsistent statement by James Williams after a request by the defense. - The fact that Williams and L.D. Bickford perjured themselves during Seaton's preliminary hearing. - The fact that Williams and Bickford perjured themselves during Seaton's 1973 murder trial. — Based on grounds of newly discovered evidence in the case. This evidence includes lie detector results showing Seaton passed a polygraph test regarding the slaying, recantation of earlier testimony by Williams and Bickford. and the Workman materials. Regarding the testimony of the prosecution's star witness. James Williams. Perez said he was unbelievable "whether in this courtroom, or anywhere else." Seaton was ordered released from the Los Lunas Correctional Center by Perez, and put in the custody of the Rev. S. Eugene Winn. president of the Albuquerque branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, until the state makes a decision whether to try to reimpose the conviction. Inside today's Daily Record Roswell Local lawmen may face some future pressures as the feds set new goals with new directions. Page 5. State Sen. Dole, active unannounced presidential candidate, stops Albuquerque to air the issues - for all of the candidates. Page 13. in National/International President Carter goes West to campaign and visit, the Duke of the West - John Wayne, hospitalized again with cancer Page 21. Sports It was spectacular, in fact it was Spectacular Bid 105th running the Kentucky Derby. Page 15. winner of the Vistas If you haven't seen any senior citizens lately, it's cause they're busy - gettin' ready for their Hobby Show. Page 29. Reading guide City/County - P. 5 Comics - -P. 26 Entertainment P. 26 Features P. 39 Financial — P. 20 National/International P. 21 Obituaries P. 12 People in the news P. 2 Politics P. 28 QU) Z p 24 Sports P. 15 State -- P. 13 Television -P.26 Viewpoints/Opinions P. 4 Vistas P. 29 Weather P. 12 Bright side RIDGECREST, Calif. (UPI) - Two auto repairmen say all they got for their honesty was a lot of ridicule. Clifford Dunn and John Thatcher found more than $30,000 stuffed Inside a used tire they were getting ready to sell for W. So they turned the money over to police and signed affidavits swearing they did not know who owned the money. Under California law, they must wait 90 days, advertise the find in the newspaper for one day and wait another week to see if anybody answers. If no one does, they get the money. The main result of their find so far, say the two, hasn't been congratula tions for their honesty, but ridicule from friends.

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