Las Cruces Sun-News from Las Cruces, New Mexico on April 18, 1951 · Page 1
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Wednesday, April 18, 1951
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I' t V' } OUR HOME News thJitj'pf/fceri TOWN ^.wlll investigate the ."suspect 'held in' Texas in/ connection with the illustrates the fact Pinnell death that invest!- gations are not yet closed. News HO RIO CRAH01 FAMUI M HUfCMOCMrMIVMD SUNDAY NCWSMPCA SEW/NO SOUTHERM NIWJTIBUCO THE WEATHER LAS CRUCES ARE.*,:! Scattered high cloudiness today tonigli't and Thursday; little change in temperature; Windy afternoons; Laflt 24 hours; Las -Cruces 80-44; 'State Collefje: 79-43. ' · · VOL. 71--No. 12 ASSOCIATED TRESS LEASED WIRE LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 18, 1351 CENTRAL PRESS PICTURES '. PRICE FIVE CENTS Nation's Capital Readies Welcome For Mac Arthur's Arrival^ Speech Thursday General To Speak Before Congress In Washington WASHINGTON, April 18 Wl-- Secretary.of Defense Marshall and the entire military high command will welcome Gen. Douglas MacArthur when the deposed Far Eastern Commander arrives here early tomorrow. . The defense department made public today a list of public officiate who will greet MacArthur. In addition to Marshall, it includes Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and three members of the JCS -Army Gen. J. Lawton Collins, A dm. Forrest P. Sherman and Air Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg. Xn Ceremony · However, there will be no special military ceremony at the'airport arrival. v The Army Changed its mind today and cancelled plans to have a ceremonial honor guard, saluting battery and band at the airport to fierreel the deposed Far East commander. He steps off his plane at 3:30 a. m. (EST). However, an army spokesman said these honors will be accorded the general in the public welcoming tomorrow afternoon 'on the Washington Monument grounds. He -said the late hour of MacAr- thiiv's arHval was the reason for the change in plans. TII Visit Capitol Under a tentative timetable, the general will spend 05 minutes in toe capital building tomorrow. He ia due .it the capitol around 12.25 p.m. (EST), go immediately to the office of Speaker Sam Rayburn and be greeted by · an · official Congressional carn'mittee.-..,.- "Five'liiimUes'latei ! 'Tfe"Is''ro'start addressing Hie Senate and House in the House chamber.. Following the addi'ess he will be piit'st of House Republican leader Mai tin at a private luncheon i^ n House dining room. He will leave the cnpitol at 2 p. m. for a celebration on the Washington Monument grounds. He plans lo appeal- tomorrow nt the DAR convention and the meeting of newspaper editors here, Rep. Martin announced today. Martin, who is making arrangements for MacArthur's appearance in Congress tomorrow, told reporters the general will make"a short talk tu -the Daughters of the American Revolution, now holding; thiiir annual congress here. Hi; said Alas Arthur will visit the meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, .but no speech is.planned. Tlit? DAR visit will be nt 0 p. m. General MacArthur Once Was Resident In Dona Ana County Gen. Douglas MacArthur, top personality in the news today, is a former Dona Ana county resident. Dong was six-years-old at the lime, and lived with his parents, t h m Capt. and Mrs. Arthur Macj A r t h u r at nearby Fort Seldon. Copt. MacArthur was command- :mt of the heroic old post from Moicli to September, 1SS9. Douglas, according to history, made suitable impression on the foil one day by racing into the stockade in hysterics, screaming nboiit a "monster" he had run into while poking through the neaiby hills. After the pandemonium subsided, .soldiers investigated and found yoimji Doug had turned up one of Jeff Davis' camcla which were In outfit to southern New Mexico in th« late SO's to .start a freight liiu 1 . The experiment was a flop. ;M;iy Draft Call Is {in I By One-Tli i rd WASHINGTON, April 18--(/PJ-The Army today cut Its May draft call from 00,000 to 40,000 men. The action follows the halving of the April call, which was cut from fiit.OOO to -10,000. Both cuts wcie bused on the Increase of vol- .itnU-er enlistments, the Army said. Hini'O January C-1,000 men have volunteered for the Army. This i.s ;i-j.OOO more than the Army nn licipnted. The Army said lighter than expert ed cnflwtHlPs in Korea nlso Influenced Ihe decision. Theft Qf Dynamite Admittpd ,By Boy ALBUQUERQUE, April IS--l/I'l --A 15-year-old high school student yesterday admitted ste.alin(j 200 dynamite caps and six sticks of the explosive from a mine powder house near Santa Fe, police said. Officers said he took them to a place near the Rio Grande outside Albuquerque and buried part of the 1,400 caps and 30 sticks of dynamite reported stolen Sunday. The youth was placed in the juvenile detention home. Artillery Fire Paces U. N. Push TOKYO, April 18--(/P --Allied troops advanced 2,000 to 3,000 yards on the west Korean front today behind heavy air and artillery attacks. The Reds gave that ground -l 1/3 to 2 miles--grudgingly. Tho big gains were south and southeast of Choi-won, a five-highway hub about 19 miles inside Red Korea. Doughboys Withdraw One Allied infantry team push- 1 ed up a valley road within two miles of the rubbled city. The doughboys met Chinese mortar and rifle fire and withdrew, A tank force lunged into the Red lines near Chipyong and killed 100 Communists, Chipyong is seven miles southeast of Choi-won. Wednesday's gains carried the main Allied line to about eight miles south of Chorwon. 1'ronps Deployed Choi-won, and Kumnwa arc west- cm bases of the Red build-up area where an estimated 000,000 Communist troops were deployed. The Reds retreated slowly in the west but they stood and fought for Hwachon,' eastern base 1 -, of the Chorwon-Kumhjva - Hwachon triangle. Two Allied "thrusts at the Ilwa- con dam were turned back Wednesday. Boih bogged down under heavy Communist fire. ltfht iMKK Blltllo South Korean forces fought a five-hour* 1 -battlo' with 250 North Korean Reds on the east central front. Elsewhere in the rolling hills around Inje Allied units straightened and rc-dajusted their lines. Allied-foot troops slugged ahead with little opposition east and north of Y.anggu on the western Up of the huge Hwachon reservoir. Tanks ranged east and northwest of Yonchon on the west central front without meeting- Com'- (Continucfl on page iour; Confino Returns, Tells Press He Was 'Confused' San Francisco Gives MacArthur Roaring Tribute SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 ! I/P)--A tumultuous throng of Californians shouted a roaring tribute today to Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Crowds jammed downtown.street so solidly that the parade in which the famous general rode with' his family was forced to a virtual crawl. M a c A - i h u r , who flew in yesterday from Japan after having been stripped of his Far Eastern command, was greeted last night by many thousands of his country-' men. ijfffftst Celebration But today's outpouring was the greatest thing the city had ever seen. The general saluted happily as crowds pressed upon him, dozens deuy along the streets, marching and shouting and keeping abreast his car as the caravan moved from the downtown area toward the civic center where another tremcn- rous crowd was waiting" for the reception ceremonies. i MacArthur captured San Fran-' cisco as surely as his troops con- i quered Manila and Leyte and New Guinea in World War Two. Homecoming Climax His parade through cheering thousands this morning was the climax to a hysterical homecoming" party. Once the official welcome home is extended, the general will turn to the grini business of hurrying 1 to Washington to defend before Congress tomorrow the Asia policies which caused President Truman to fire him. But the hundreds of thousands who greeted MacArthur last night left no doubt of their deep admiration for the hero-soldier, regardless of how they felt about his Asia policies. Wait For Plane People began gathering at the city airpoit three hours before MacArthur's hig shiny. Constellation was'due from Hawaii. As dusk settled there were about 10,000 spectators 'jammed into a wire-fence enclosure."Other thousands were unable to get in. , Excitement mounted as Mac- Ailhur's plane -- the Hainan -neared the field. Then the big plane swept over and settled on the runway as the crowds'cheered. The ship touched the runway at 8:29 P. M. (PST). ' T h e plane" rolled to a hall. A womnn gave a high, hysterical scream that signaled the temper of the crowd* Cheers swelled into n roar. Mrs. Jean MacArthur stepped from the plane. Then "came, the general wearing his familiar gold-braided cap and a trenchcoat. Behind him was their 13-year-old son, Arthur --Avide^ej'ed and grinning. jThc .official party included Gov. Earl Warren,'-Mayor Elmer Rob- jrison -'and high ranking officers of the ''army, 'navy, air- force and marines. TAFT POINTS TO WORLD WAR III LOS ANGELES. April 18 UPJ- Haadsome Dick Contino surrendered today on a draft evasion charge and told reporters "I just got confused." He is charged with failing Lo report for induction at an army cnmp. In an interview after his arraignment, the ?4,ODO-a-week accordionist said he had been under a doctor's care for three years and has had'a mental condition since he was six years old. His mother called it a form of claustrophobia, a fear of being closed in. "You've, got to believe me," he ;aid. "I'm not trying Lo pull a big' hero act. "It was not a matter of adjusting myself to another life. Or of ns from $1,000 a week to a soldiers pay ($75 ft month and keep.) I would be glad to live on it if I were able to." Arraigned before U. S. Commissioner Howard Calvcrly, Contino was mum. His attorney · did the talking. . "Would you say that Conlino couldn't measure up to reality?" the commissioner asked. "Something like that," attorney Gerald Kak-s replied. Contino came out of six days' hiding to surrender Lo FBI agent Richard U. Hood. ·Bail was set nt $0,000 on the charge and a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 1(1, Contino, 20, disappeared lost Friday from Fort Ord, near Monterey, Calif., the day before lie was to be inducted into the army. State Agriculture Officials Meet Here, Vote To Consolidate All Department's New Mexico Offices At State College Kidnaper's Defense Seeks CrUC6S Location To Build Up Insanity Plea Bomber Crashes Near El Paso At least ont- crewman died In the f l a m i n g wreckage of a giant, four-motored B-f0 bomber in El 1'asu at 11:30 a. m. today. j The crash was witnessed by two ( j New -Mexico AJI army sergeants j ! who phoned an account 'of the crush to the Sun-News. M/SgU Lewis C. Vaughan and Sgt. AL E. Kraft were at the Foil Bliss military post when the B-50 Yale club in New York, whore she said, "to bomb Man- ' p\ i{n ? narrowly missed a kinder-1 churia would not mean a general was in China.." Taft OHIO'S leader, 'S SENATOR ROBERT- TAFT, Republican polic; ', looks pleased at reception of his speech before th club in New York, whore she said," "to bomb Man i f _, churia would not mean a general was in China.." Taft i garten building filled with young said prevention of World War Hi "cannot now be uccomp- j student*. lished without aggressive war against Red China." I The eye witnesses said the huge Optimist 'Little League' Plans Will " ~ "" Mississippi Floods Sweep A way Homes Across Five Stales By The Associated Press Thousands were homeless and j other thousands were threatened I with evacuation today by flood | waters from the mighty Mississippi, on a rampage in the midwest. The Red Cross estimated 23,000 persons have been affected by spring floods in five states. Communities along the Mississippi from St. Paul to Quincy, III., braced for what may he the most | disastrous floods in years. More than 300 families were evacuated in Winona, Minn., nn industrial city of 25,000. Barriers were erected north and south of the city. South of Winona at La Grosser Wis., water covered at least 30 city blocks and 300 families were forced to flee. Downstream at Prairie Du-Chcin, Wis., about one-third of the city of 5,000 population was covered by four to five feet of water. Plans for "Lille League" baseball will not be dropped by Las Cruces Optimists as a result o'f a failure to 1 receive city funds, C- B. Smith, club committee chrfirman said today. "We expect to have f u l l endorsement from the city recreational league later when our program is in motion." he said, "and we will pursue our original plans to continue the organization of a 'Little League' baseball club in the city for the coming sevison. He urged all uoys S LO 12 years of-agc to contact members of the Optimist club if interested in joining the le/.pue. The first, step in organizing n, Little League in Las Cruces way taken Tuesday when George dc Tirro, Anthony high school conch, presented a movie of lust year'» Little World Scries championship game between Texas and Tennessee. The ID-Hi World Sr-iios grime bet w e e n - N . Y.-Y:nil:c.-:t and Brooklyn Dodgers wn.-i enjoyed by an overt low crow I -ji fathers and youngs ··.-.·! with Biq League uJ-i.-i C. B. tir.vlli, chairman nf ihe Little Lca;:u Bonn! of .Oirectcrn. reports a'tofii! registration it' 7SH boys incladU:.; tt'i boys ?iom M e - , = silla Park nn-J -I') boys fror,i Mi- i m £ gear? Why had sllla wlio tire anxious i . - j l » t l « l to relense its om start spring trii i ! n.? ,y s-.v-n :IK | niarker buoy to guide rcsr.t lhe local C'lr.i nisi' f l u b retcivt..-; enough ':on( nij;ilirii.« =o jny adequate cqui]in'i;::l to i.up]»ly v o m i f f - sters with tquij'iiicnt needed. team will run abo'.M S'500.00 j low object floating 20 miles cast ing full uniforms with shoes, j uf Portland light. This is GO miles gloves, bats and balls to carry 1'iom the area where tii'urclicrs are them through the summer. { vailing for signs of life from the Jt is hoped t h n L misinessmen j tiapped men. JJu't it is h long and farmers will contribute enough | route tho route Iho submarine was to outfit a field of at least eight! supposed to follmv. teams. ; "" " "" (International) j ?'»"-' Altered about 50 feet in the --. ! air, then lhe pilot cut his engines. j the bomber plowed into a school I bus parked near the building, lore I through a pair of fences end caught ! fiie a few hundred feel from the j school 1 . Sources in ttl Paso said .shortly ~"[ before Sun-News press time that army officials iinnonnced t h a t one crewman had died in tho crash and one wa.s "mining." Thn plane had taken off minutes before from Biggs Air Force Base nearby. Senrgent Vaughan said the plane was headed over the first guided missile section at Fort lilisn when the engines sputtered.. The womnn school bus driver had two small children by the hand, starting" to load them on ihe bur. She saw the plane coming in low. and escaped before the import. A portion of the \Vir.g of thu plune was lodged inside llu- schno Hope For Men In Stricken British Sub Grows Dim · PORTSMOUTH. Enj*.. April IS (/Pi · Kaint underwater r.ignais spurred a blind search today for the British ijubmavinc A f f i n y , stuck nn the boi.tom of tho English Clmnni'l. Time was swiftly running uiit foi- any i»;" the 7fi of- ,, ][UU , W11S 1O( j Ke i i nKMu Ull , school fl.rrrs :md_men ol»o;nd who might ' ,, 11K a f t l . r lhe ( . ni , (h . still be olive. i . rwo j-j p n $ 0 firemen weic burn- "·l-he."'.sTiim,'irinc, -tnmpi-d in tho cd, neither .seriously, in nn attempt initial dive o!' ;i train ing cruise, to fight the flames, had been under JDS f i e f uf water Sergeant Vauglmn said nne for -10 hours when the Royal .Navy crewman jtnnperl out oi 1 lhe tail .innminccft Jit nikl-ufLoimton ' t h a t | nf the foiir-eugined mill n f t e r the ic had boeeai u n a b l e . I n make any impact. He immediately met one physical contact witli 'the n'at't. of the wives of a crewman aboard. JLs norinM oxygen supply would In Mie resulting cnnfusion as lhe last thu men c-n hoard -!0 hums, crowd gathered, he was a t t e m p t Tho lust ( H i n t signals from tlnJ "»~ " l comfort the woman when sulinwiiiiR were hcanl at $:"0 ;L her husband appeared. 1 le wm; one m. 112:30 a. in. MST). Then i-ume' of M Orewmen of lhe gigantic bou::; of ominous silence. . I bomber who escaped. Why, rescue crews asked, rould! A r m y a«lhorltl* woulil not dis- nol th« trapped men bee in comma! C|OSU lll ° ( I e » t i n a l I O » nf tlll! l' lane to the surface t]iio:: S h ,. sca| , e ! or icv, !8 Mts jiiission. ""ches. using cnh.rgcm- brca.h-j """'I''*'* °' l ^ l( !'** ''««'- dents saw the giant plane crash. The ;irea near the the First Ouid- STUDENT INMCICKI) ALBUQURRQUE, April 18--i/Pi --Robert Schooley, 2:i, Las Vug;aji, w:is thrown from his car ns il Tailed lo mnko n furvc in Tijeras rnnyon oast of here nbout inifi- nigiit Mondny. The New Mexico University student UMH reported in serious condition nt nn Albuquerque hospilnl. COTTON (Culll-trsy It. HlBh Mar. 33.12 Mny 45.r,n July 4-1.83 Oct. ,'W.SS -New Oee, 3D.20 New May ItS.M Ne«- .luly :i8.60 New Oct. 30.50 MAKKKT T. Hoover Co.) IAW Close .18.01 ·l. r i.39 4-1.77 :i!).70 .100(1 45.30 4-1.82 30.77 3D. 10 38.80 :i3.-18 rtH.-lR-nom UQ.30 30.40-0 30.0!) 38.72 : Why, If there hr.d been di.sastcr, i hail the rescue fleet failed in find j any debris or even un oil slick? I Late today a Royal Air Force i plane said it spotted a ycl- ed Missile lleiuiquiuleis \vas filled with teeming sprclatnts. A u t h - orities snitl must of the day would be spent, in elenniiif; U]] Hie debris. (.luls T s 1-liinc.h o'' Take ALB1IQUEFIQUE, April IS t.1*\ A hotel clerk testified today that he heard Dr. Kancy Campbell "paring the floor" of her hold room until 3 a. m. the night she kid- naped 9-year-old Linda Slnmm lust November. Matt SandovaJ, clerk at the Castaneda hotel in Las Vegas, described the actions of Dr. Campbell when she retuined to the hotel the night of Nov. 10. This WHS n few hours after Lindii had liven lured from hi'i home, tied and drugged, and loft in an abandoned ranch bouse near Santa Fe. Dr. C 4m pupil drove (JO miles from Simla Ke to Las Vegas to spend the n i g h t in the hold. She hud registered there, four days earlier while ostensibly on her way to visit her pa runts in San Antonio. Tex. Eyes liliiodKliol Sandovol said Dr. Campbell's eyes were bloodshot when she walked into the hotel between H and 11 p. m. }Ie said she did not reply to him when he extended a friendly remitrlc, ;ind went straight to her .room. Saridovnl was one of the first defense witnesses called in the trinl. The state rested its case quietly just after court convened this morning. Oilier defense witnesses testified that Dr. Campbell appeared "worried and distraught" during the weeks preceding the kidnaping. The defense i.s attempting to prove that the -13-yeBr-old Women's .specialist was insane at Lhe lime. Wears -Mini's Clothes Sandoval said Dr. Campbell was wearing a man's clothing when she relurned to the hotel the night of the kidnaping. She was dressed the sinne way the ue\L evening, when she was nrresled while picking up n ransom package al the gateway lo the home of Allen Slamm, .stepfather of t h e k i d n a p victim. The defense began presenting its ease this morning to the dist r i c t court jury which must dei ide whether Dr. Campbell. ·!,'!- year-old women's .specialist, was sane at the time of the kidnaping. The stale quietly rested it:: case at !):05 a. m. Notlrc Change, Dr. C. J, McGocy, Santa Fe, said he first noticed "n change in Dr. Campbell's manners last August. He said her altitude ot f worry became worse as the weeks passed. Asked by Prosecutor H. A. Kill or if he It new what Dr. Camphell was worried about. McGouy said; "1 11 led she was worried about her health. I didn't I know of any financial difficulties (Continued on Page Four) MATCH, April IS i.1»i -Attendant Henry Romalne played a hunch and took tlju day's receipts from the Uarfichl service station to the movies with hir.i. u,.,^. . . ..^. ..i;niirality .said the .signals,! While he was gone, burglars Charter mehership cards are be- j f r o m a si'personic telegraph set, j broke i n t o ing distributed by members of the | wore .so weak rescue .ships Optimist r.lub for nny contribution j wore unable to tix the exiiel jxisi- (Continued on Page Four) I lion of the luckless und'.'i.'ica crai"'.. the station anil look more t h a n $1(M) in merrhandisi 1 . fJarfield is on U. S. «[j about 10 miles north of here. Coogler Investigators Travel To Texas To Reopen Probe In Pinnell Murder Case lly Bud Konse An investigation into the yeai old death of a U. S. Navy \ L U I L: will be reopened this week in I Pecos, Tex. I 1 State Police.C.ipt. A. H. Hathaway and Patrolman Ernest i T u f f y ) ' Tafoya, whose investigation into the baffling Coogler mystery re- ' suited in arrest of Jerry Nnzum, i made the announcement of tin ' new phase of investigation Tuea- j . I i Hathaway and Tnfoya plan t o : intcn'icw -John K. Welch, 2;t, ac- j j cii.-.ed murderer of a Kort Jllirn '· soldier, about the death of Forysl Denlhs Arc Similar "The similttrity of Pinnell's death and Iho murder of Cpl. Dennis Miller last February,make it necessary Unit we ascertain Welch's whereabouts in January, ]JiM when Pinnell was killed," H.i11mway said. He explained that the death of j , Miller followe.1 a pattern almo.t para e to lhe murder of Pinnell. I , , ·; "· '.., ,_ , ,,..., ,..,.. , i ihu W Paso are.i. en route to his home in Toledo, III. A tier his disappearance w;is noted at home, his parents alert- es. rficer.s in lh? southwest who discovei'Cil his car .stored in a police fjarttgv. liere were no murks |,il on the car t h a t would iinlicute foul play involved in the youth's Parents Refuse Tranfusions For Dying Baby Girl CHICAGO. April IS (/Ti-- The state today sought a court order to permit physicians to give blood transfusions to a week-old girl an attempt to save her life. Physicians said the i n f a n t may die if not given the transfusions. Her parents have refused on religious grounds to permit transfusions. despite pleadings of medical and legal authorities. Darrell Lubrenx, 2, r . anil his wife. Rhoila. 20, who described Ihenidclve.s as .Jehovah's Wilness- FORYST D. PINNELL whowe body wn.s found lust July -I ] about, seven miles from here. "The' hitdvhilcc theory, the nbnmlur.M car, the stolen checks nnd cash, nit match up," the in- Oir Ahamloni-tl Pinncir* T037 Clipvrolrt found fthfimluned in Kl P;i^o wn.i ,J;ui. HI. iniio. ,1 row l.iy:i aff.-r ihe HO- vcstlgntor polnled out, "We can't yi?;ir-ohl jiailor left Angeled Police then attempted to trace five traveler's cht-eks known to be in Pinneir.s imssesion when he K-l'i Monroviji. Calif. Cashi-s Moiwy Order They found Pinnell had rn:ihrd one in Globe Arix. He was ftlonc ' n t the time. Koul piny was indicated when officers found a trail of forgeries in lhe next four chocks. One was ca;;l)eil' in Silver City, one in Hurley, one in Deining, and the fourth Mildn-d's Cafe In Mesilla Park. .JiHS Ilildred Anderton, proprin- tor of the cafe remembored the man who cashed the check. She may be .summoned to identify Welch if officers find he mighl be Inn guilty person, llody Is Found Pinnoll's body. WJI.H found in a wini! ahfiiil iicvon miles from heiv, n h u l f - m l l e fmin U. H. 70-80. (.Continued nn Pnye IMHU') said they would be violating cnl directives if they allowed · daughter, Cheryl Lynn, lo re- Dr. William W. Wieand, who al- tended tho birth April 11, said ahe is in "grave danger." The condition, III I factor, is caused by the parents having opposing factor blood types. The Labn-nzns have based their on several liibicul pasangcs, one of which wa.s from Chapter fl. verse -I. of CJenems: "But tht*, with the life thereof, which IH the blood thereof, shall ye not" Forn-or [jas Cruces Paslor Dirs Rcccnlly KASTLAND, TPX., April 17--(;Vi --The pastor of tho First Maptist Church In Rosvvcll. N. M., when II was hum in 1007, in dead. KlKhty-yviir-oM Ilev. II. V. Vur- million llcil of u Klroke. I li once was pastor also of a Inurh In Lfi* CruceH, N. M. The funeral wus held in Uoswcll. Is Given Nod By 7-5 Ballot United State.'i Department of Agriculture offices in New Mexico will bo consolidated at New Mexico AM college if a recommendation by the state agricullur- a! mobilization-committe is followed. The committee is meeting thi-t week at the college. The volij was taken this morning, and will be forwarded to Secretary of Agriculture Clmrles Brtuman. Secretary Bnmnan has already indicated he will accept the state committee's recommendation. Kavonibh- Vote The vote was seven for the state college location, five against. Telegram votes of three absent' members who favored the state college site were not included in the official count. The vote followed a. recent order by the agriculture department that where possible all department offices in a state should be consolidated at one central location. Affected by the vote arc agriculture offices; in Albuquerque. They include the stale Soil Conservation Commission and the United Stntes Forestry soivico. Would Movn Holh would move lo IJLS Cruces if t h n commute rttcominondii- tion la carried through by Secretary Urannan an expected. Thomas H. Roberts, slate PMA cnmmitteeman of Rnvon, was act- Ing chulrmun of the meeting in the absence of agricultural mobilization committee chairman W. Leslie Martin. Artcsla. *The mobilization' 'committee is made up of PAfA committee members, ]ilus oilier agricultural de- nailmimt offlciuls in the state. A t t e n d f t i r r l l n g · In addition lo Roberts, niher PMA committeemen attending ami vnling were A. D. Wooflcr, Socor- rn, and Santiago Marques, IMA Lunas, From Albuquerque were U;e Morun, soil conservation; Harold KlememlotT, regional .soil conservation director; Clifford E. MoDuff .'tigionul federal forest service director. From State College were Albeit. S. Curry, associate director USDA experimental .station; G. L. Boykin, nn:iuelHte extension dtnvtor; J. 1*. Perrin. representing U.S.D.A. bureau of ngrlridtitriii economies; and Dr. J. W. Branson, pre.sidrnt of NVw .Mexico A.t-M Allege. Absent Mrmhers Absent from Ihc meeting were Martin, Frank Venley, S|lver City, PAIA committecinun;' and. Fred Daniel:;, State College, bureau oC agricultural econiiuunicif.. Tin; vote conclude:; n long battle in which state farm and ranch groups ndliud behind a drive by the Mosilla Valley Chamber , of Commerce to locnU'tlie 'donfipli- dated offices in Las Cruces. The movo to tbU city, it was nr- gucd, was · logical ] because space is more readily .available and at lower cost th'in in Albuquerque; this is the' renter"' rif the stHo'.s richest farming area; and other associated services, such as the New .Mexico extension service, federal cotton laboratories, and others are now located at State College. The meeting today at AM cc|- Icge Is jKU'l of a regular monthly conference by U.S.D.A. s t a l e ' u t - flclalu to confer on New Mexico agriculture and relatedbusiness. One-Act Plays To Be Staged Tonight Three one-act plays, presented by lop dnimiitlr pupils of Union high school, will be uncurluined In- nlght wtlh the first play at 8 p. in. A well-balanced program .lifts been chosen, and Include two serious plays plus one comedy. The community is inyiled to nt- lenil the productions, General ml- l.SHions are only $.25. Plays to bu preaehlod Include I wo MM'ious types, "A' Special" and "The Undertow", uml (lio comedy, "Nobody Sleeps", The dramutlcH group will tuko ·'A Special Guest" to Silver CUy tomorrow night ns the Uis CHICCH entry In a H-nohool dramatics compcllllon. Schools from tho southwestern part of the slate will compete.

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