Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 20, 1971 · Page 1
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Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico · Page 1

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Sunday, June 20, 1971
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The Weather ALBUQUERQUE: Fair. Some afternoon, evening cloudiness. High near 96. Lows 57 Valley, 64 Sunport. Details on A-8. Good Morning Ah, Fathers Day. Some Dads Look Upon It As A Day When The Breadwinner Gets More Than Just The Crumbs. MM 9 lit Year Volume S68 Number 81 Sunday Morning, June 20, 1971 150 Pages in Thirteen Sections Price 20c Put .Hole in City $250000 .Budget .MOftS 111 r W f Vft '-:T- IV r V , v ( y ) 1 irnn "r" T ' r & ' 3600 Apply at ESC T 'V v- J A t ' A , H a 6000 Unemployed Youths Estimated in Albuquerque By GRACE MARIE PR ATHER An estimated 6000 young Albuquerque residents are still seeking employment this summer. Richard Lawrence of the state Employment Security Commission, in the face of a spiraling unemployment situation in the city, reported that the ESC had 3600 applications on file in May of youths between the ages of 16 and 21. He estimated another 2400 youths are out of work, but have not reported their status to the commission. "We are concerned only with youth in the actual work force, that is those who are seek-ing work and those who have lost thir Jobs ajid have filed applications with us," Lawrence said. "We have no way of knowing how many more are actively seeking work on their own just walking around knocking on doors." HE FIGURES 16 per cent of the 16 to 21 year old work force is unemployed; this compares with the latest nationwide unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent for the total population, he said. The unemployment figure for youth in June, 1970 was 17.7 per cent, "but our figures are only for half of the month since June isn't over yet," LawTence added. Betsy Hertzler, the summer youth placement officer for the New Mexico State Employment Continued from A-l Charter Proposition Property Damage $3 Million By MIKE PADGET Riots last week ripped a quarter-million-dollar hole in the city's budget while causing an estimated $3 mil lion damage to private and public property. Budget director Montrose Simms said the city's cost consisted largely of overtime pay for police, fire and blue-collar manpower. And, in spite of the costs, some officials including City Manager Richard Wilson are hoping the taxpaying public is willing to put out even more money to expand the city's capability to quell civil disturbances. District-Level Citizens Councils Devised, Pushed by Frauenglass On June 29 Albuquerque voters go to the polls to make important decisions on changes' in the city government. They will vote on five charter propositions formulated in many hours of work by subcommittees and, finally, the Revision Committee. This is the first in a serin of articles looking at arguments for and against the changes. The series also looks at the reasoning of the committees in arriving at the provisions of each proposition. Today's article looks at Proposition 5, district-level citizens councils.) SIMMS, in giving a rough estimate on disturbance costs, said "As long as the police department was on full force, total cost for all manpower was about $50,000 dollars a day. From what I gather each policeman worked two shifts a day. several days. uepuiy vniei uan nappci saia baturaay mat police no i 1 : r, ,n 4HnnMtv, ! two shifts a day, but many still Belen Man Has Quiet Lawn Caretaker Those hot summer days come along, and who wants to cut the grass? Not G. L. McConnell of Belen, who doesn't have to worry about that nasty chore. McConnell just geta Bessie the calf out of the bam, pulls up a chair, and watches her go to work. Bessie has been eating, or mowing, McConnell's lawn for some time now and enjoy s the chore and "does the trimming too," McConnell rcporU. However, sometimes Bessie gets a little nasty and heads for the floer box, below. That brings McConnell out of his chair and puts him to work trying to keep her in her own territory. Journal photographer Ray Cary reported after viewing McConnell'! lawn that Bessie does a fine job and McConnell has one of the best lawns in the neighborhood and no lawn-mower noise. nnrifin A - wry lj y i r . ,-7 j f:, S; V By BEX CASTILLO One man can be credited or blamed for allowing citizens to vote on whether they want district-level citizen councils. In the face of oppositon literally from all directions, Harvey Frauenglass single-handedly pushed proposition 5 the allowance of the city council to establish citizen councils past his 31 fellow members of the city charter revision committee. Opposition was heavy, and it formed in the revision committee in the guise of silence. No other committee member would research the possibility, and only Frauenglass presented the ideas before the entire committee. IF APPROVED in the June 29 election, the provision on citizen councils would read: To aid in developing goals and long-range plans at the district level and to promote the general welfare of neighborhoods and individual residents in municipal districts, the city council may, by ordinance, establish an elective citizen council in each district. The city council may delegate to citizen councils authority to act upon appropriate local matters." SUB-LEVEL bureaucracies and a cumbersome process for getting district problems to the city council level were presented as arguments against district councils. Proponents argued that the provision is permissive and not mandatory; and that such councils would provide local insight for the city council. Frauenglass first heard of the idea from Bob Bronfen, a city planner. From then on it was all Frauenglass. THE CONCEPT is new. Local sources know of no other city which has neighborhood councils with access to city hall. Because of that, some char ter members opposed it. To quote Dave Livingston at the Feb. 4 meeting of the entire committee, it "proposes an addition of six more levels of government ... it creates too strong a monster that compounds bureaucracy . . ." Livingston moved to kill Frauenglass's effort. His motion was seconded by fellow committee member John Salazar, who said the provision "provides no flexibility for the city council and writes and Continued on A-2 Assigns Officers Byrd Orders Probe Of Alleged Beating Other than policemen, the city has been footing the overtime bill for workers m the fire department and in several maintenance divisions, such as Parks Maintenance, Street Maintenance and Building Maintenance jdivisons, Simms said. AND WHILE the city is dig-Iging into its purse, the insurance j industry is taking claims on insured' losses of about $3 ! million from Albuquerque businessmen and residents. According to W.D. Swift, with the property claims services of the American Insurance Assn., the $3 million estimate involves losses to portions of downtown Albuquerque, automobile dealer agencies and municipal buildings. indicated he would strongly Continued on A Sunday Journal Index The New York Times reveals Pentagon secrets when it publishes government report on the Vietnam War. See Page G-2. A so-called "dark room" creates a controversy at the El Mirador Home for the retarded. See Page D-2. An amateur leads the field after three rounds of the U. S. Open. For full sports coverage See pages F-l thrsugh 7. Action Line G-l Movies F-W-11 Around New Mexico .. .. G-l Obituaries F-12. Arts C-1,2 Our Slant A-4 At City Hall A-4 People's Column Classified G-6-II-8 Sports F-1-4 Crossw ord Puzzle E-2 Stars Say E-4 Daily Record E-12. Today's Calendar B-8 Editorials A-t TV Log, Previews A-ll Farm and Ranch D-4 W ieck in Wash, A-5 Financial G-3 Woman's W orld B-l-7 Home Living E-l-6 Plus Parade and two big In the Schools A-4 comic sections Judge Continues Times Ban Until Monday NEW YORK Iff! Tossed an historic case at the last moment, an appeals court judge Saturday ordered a ban continued over the weekend on The New York Times publication of secret Pentagon archives on Vietnam. Earlier in the day, U.S. District Court Judge Murray Gurfein, hearing his first case since appointment to the bench last week, had denied the government's request to enjoin the Times from resuming publication of a series. discontinued Tuesday after a temporary restraining order. GURFEIN SAID the documents were of an historic nature and that the government had failed to prove its contention that f u r t h e r ( publication of them would damage national security. As Gurfein ruled 90 minutes after the restrainer expired, the Times faced a 6 p.m. press run and a decision whether to roll with the Vietnam study story for Its Sunday editions. "The temporary restraining order will continue," Gurfein ruled, "until such time during the day as the government may seek a stay from a judge of the Court of Appeals for the Second District." THIS STATEMENT had the effect of tossing the ball to Appeals Judge Irving R. Kaufman, a short dapper judicial veteran. He had been on hand in his 24th floor office of the courthouse in lower Manhattan anticipating an appeal from whatever decision Gurfein made. While the York was Washington temporarily Washington drama in New unfolding, the Post remained restrained by a appeals court from printing portions of the same secret report. The Post printed articles Friday and Saturday before the appeals court overruled a district judge's refusal to stop publication. A Monday hearing was set in that case. KAUFMAN, after a 12-minute hearing, said he would not pass on the merits of the constitutional deadlock pitting the security of the nation versus the freedom of the press. But he ordered the restraining order barring resumption of publication of the Times series continued unitil noon Monday. Said Kaufman: "It is necessary that I, sitting as a single judge, do not by my sole action permit the case to become moot (dead) before other members of the court have had an opportunity Continued from A-l While cost estimates were By ED MAHR : pouring into city and insurance Police Chief Don Bvrd has assiened two members agencies, uty Manager wu.son of the department's International Affairs Division to conduct a thorough investigation into the alleged beating of an Albuquerque man. I Deputy Chief Sam B. Romero confirmed Saturday that officer Ray Chavez and Lt. Bob Stover had been assigned to investigate the arrest and injuries sustained j by Jose Lucero of 1518 Barelas! SW. Police records indicate Lucero was arrested at 1 a.m. Friday at his home and charged with being drunk and disorderly and assault and battery on a police officer. REPORTS SAID Lucero was "involved in a disturbance at his home address. Following arrest he was treated at Ber nalillo County Medical Center for a wound on back of the head. He since has bonded out of jail, However, Richard Moore, minister of justice for the Las Gorras Negras (The Black Berets) alleged that Lucero was beaten by police officers because earlier in the week he had told newsmen about alleged police brutality during the riot; situation at Roosevelt Park. j "We have asked for an investigation and suspension of the officers until the investigation is finished," Moore said. The arresting officers were identified on police records as James A. Pounders and Tom Griego. Chief Romero confirmed that a Black Beret attorney had met with Byrd and made allegations of police brutality on Lucero. 'The chief assigned Internal Af fairs to investigate," Romero said. The deputy chief also said the two investigating officers were instructed to keep daily- reports" on their investigation and report back to Chief Byrd. Moore claimed the arresting officers in the Lucero incident were familiar with the suspect. "They called him by his nickname Noodles," Moore Silver City Girl Wins State Beauty Pageant Continued on A-2 HOBBS ifl) Michele Jeanne Cornali, 22, a five-foot-four brown-eyed beauty from Silver City, was named Miss New Mexico for 1971 at the Miss New Mexico pageant in Hobbs Saturday night. Miss Cornali, who performed a gypsy song in semi-classical style for the talent competion, is a student at the University of New Mexico, majoring in therapeutic recreation. She weighs 110 pounds, boasts measurements of 35-24-35, has hazel eyes and a beautiful tan. Her vibrant soprano voice also won the talent award in the pageant competition for her. Miss Cornali works with brr retarded children. She said while being interviewed thet if she had to make a choice, she would rather give up her voice than working with the children. Miss Cornali received her crown from last year's Miss New Mexico, Janice Lynn Jones of Raton. Phyllis George of Texas, the reignir-g Miss America, also took part in the ceremonies. The first runnerup was Karen Louise Lafferty, 23, a native of Alamogordo and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brown of Albuquerque. Second runnerup was Miss Lea County, Evelyn Elizabeth Wasson, 19, of Hobbs.

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