Las Vegas Optic from Las Vegas, New Mexico on May 29, 1967 · Page 2
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. May M. to the editor DearlWMdr: Las Vegas lost a prominent friend early Sunday. Thi.s gentle, unassuming woman was devoted to her parents; sincere to her numerous friends; loving to small animals- faithful to her religion; loyal to her lifetime of work at the Chamber of Commerce; and active in many organizations on both local and state levels. Her entire life was shared with others, always seeing only the good in people. Never did she hesitate to help whenever needed and never did she ask anything in return. This friend's death is likened to a child suddenly being taken. Just when she seemed to be reaching a complete happiness of her own, the swift illness struck. The first difficulty is in the understanding, and later the accepting. This Las Vegan was raised here and worked here, passing her faith in her city and its surroundings to a countless number of tourists. This : citizen,was proud of her hometown and she never ceasted praising it. Such women come rarely. Truly, Margaret Long was ;a gift of love to all who knew her and to all of Las Vegas, New Mexico. An Admirer President Johnson ; ry · , Servicemen \ overseas get free Optics ' Servicemen from the Lasl Vegas area who are station-! ed overseas may receive the!* I as Veeas Optic free ofi , charts. · . J| The Optic will be seat top 8 any serviceman or w«ma«i stationed overseas, be^inninglS Memorial Day. If ' M you have a relative sta-1 Uoued overseas, write or stop If ..by The Optic offices onlt Lincoln with the name andif , complete address of the ser-1 viceman or woman. That's! all you have to do. ;f The Optic cannot accept p telephone orders for papers!! for servicemen. 1 Men and women stationed! overseas want hometown' sews. They like, to keep up' with what's happening ail home. ':' , . · ', ; | The Optic win be mailed; each day at no cost to the! serviceman or the person providing his correct over-^ seas address. - m i I. president., Johnson has told Congress, in so many words, that a sweeping overhaul of the laws governing election campaigns should not longer be delayed. - ;lh a : special message, the President tettd Congress what he thinks should be done. First of all, said the President, there should be a full dis~ ·closure · of where campaign money, comes from and how it is spent by every candidate for office from the presidency to the lowest -elective federal office:' "'.'; He .said any campaign item over $100 should be made public. The President said such dis- 8 n closures would help dispel the growth of public skepticism that he said surrounds the present methods of financing political campaigns. The President also asked that there be a $5,000 limit on the total amount which . any individual can contribute to the campaign of any candidate. He asked for a repeal of the present arbitrary limits on the total expenditures of candidates fpi federal office -- because, said the President, they are totally unrealistic and inadequate in these, times ,'b'f television, airplane and radio campaigning. The President also pointed out ^.fjs-'i'^^ 1 ?'··"·· C 6»» ; uauy t \ntiof is an independent New; Mexico newspaper entrusted with the heritage and great traditions of a free American .pwfes qnd mindful of its obligations to the community, state and nation. It is dedicated to publishing the events of.'mies'day.withtjut^ar 1 or favor Published bv the LAS VEGAS PUBLISHING'^CO. r Published Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday morning^ atjS14 Lincoln Ave., Las Ve«Ss gew Mexico 87701. Second cfass postage paid at Las Veg^s,' S*i?WSfti B !i IMLTM" cs : r " er - «« "onth, $175, three montns.U ^.gsJ; si*httoiths; $11 50,,one year, $20 00. Thd Assocjated Press K ' , ' ' [ 1 nrrr-My. *Tn J.-H iL,i i - ' · · - · · * » t- * 3 » · « · * * I t 1 C t J J · IJoward Maerz ,., ,, General Manager * , · - t - m ^ : _~ .*"-Zi r ~-~r" * """ ·" * "** ·-*»»*.*»-^««ifc A^AACVWA Merle Elrod -- i ,, ,, Circulation' Director - r I* » w ~- e*/t 39 K 55 15 10 SO *** 2J ^ 19 Y, 17 51 48 10 Z7 11 28 the skyrocketirig costs of modern , campaigning. And he proposed v changes to intprpye and strengthen ; the ' presidential election campaign fund law. This Jaw for using some tax fund s .to finance campaigns is already on the books, but it is being contested in Congress. The President suggested that funds to finance, presidential campaigns be - provided ; . by' direct congressional 'appropriation. He said .this would give Congress an opportunity to make a., realistic · assessment and express its judgment' on what it would c'ost presidential candidates or parties to 'carry their .yievys to the voter. . By this mtithod, the ^President said, 'Congress would be able to make the amount appropriated for the campaign fund more stable. He said the funds should be used only for expenses which are needed to bring the issues before the public Thej should be limited to radio and television, newspaper and magazine advertising -- and to the preparation and distribution of campaign literature They also would cover the expenses of campaign travel. The ,,fund s ' appropriated fay Congress would be equallv di- Vided -betwWn the fflor pa?^ ties But theie would 1 Tafe 1 pi ! 6L vmons for, re-imbursement to. a minor, party, A minor party would be defined as one which received between f'ye and 25 per cent of. the popular votes cast in the election The President said that under his proposals, the major burden of raising money for the costs of campaigns would be lifted from th'e shoulders of the presidential candidate He said "No longer will he have to rely on the large contribution of wealthy and powerful interests." The President said the immense costs of modern-day campaignuig may cause men and women of limited means to refrain from running for public office. Last year, Congress voted a presidential campaign financing plan which would raise an estimated $60 million dollars for the two;major parties to split during next year's race for the White House. Shortly after being involved in an accident Friday afternoon, William Shillinglaw, 83, 717 Sixth St., died of head injuries in a local hospital. Police said that Shillinglaw's light truck was crossing Grand Ave. from eas*. to west when it was struck by a car moving south on Grand. The truck was pushed several feet but did not turn over. When police arrived at the scene Shillinglaw was in a reclining position on the right side of'the ..cab's scat with his head against the windshield. He was unconscious and failed to regain consciousness. He died about 20 minutes later. John William Allison, 44, of Ft. Morgan, Colo., the driver of the other---vehicle- told police he was driving -south on the four lane thoroughfare when he saw ShiHiriglaw's truck. It was raining at the time, ^police said, and Allison told them he could hot stop before hitting the truck. Allison said 'his car's speed was about 35 mph and the truck was moving slower than he was. Both Allison and his wife had cuts and bruises from the 'impact but were not hospitalized. The car was heayily damaged in thel'front.and Allison 'creclitfed the fact that he and his wife wore safety belts which kept them, from striking the windshield with preventing more serious injury. Patrolman Melecio Perea and Lt. Vicente Armijo investigated the accident. No citations were issued at the scene, police said. Fatal Aeeident^This truck, driven by William Shillinglaw, 8.3, 717 Sixth St., was damaged Friday afternoon when it was struck by an automobile at the corner of Mills and Grand Avenues. Shillinglaw died a shori time later from injuries received in the collision. (Staff Photo) cM fa - ' - ' · : v . hurt in plane crash at race track RATON ,(AP)--Civil Aeronautics Board investigators "from Denver-are due in Raton to'in- vestigate a plane crash Saturday near La Mesa. Horse Race Track .which killed two Texas men and .injured a; third. ·:·' Cott'ax County Sheriff Henry Stockton identified the deid men a s Wendell Wjrtiiams of Denton, Texas; owner Sand pilot o[ the four-passeng'eif' , : plane, and 25-year-old Joe galley of Smithville, Texas. "';-7s ! -\ Talley's 47-year-old i father, Walter, also of Denton,-«slill is in \Miners Hospital'. at : ,Raton with":' injuries" 'received' in the 'crash. Stockton said ; 'h didn't think, the elder Talley was seriously injured. ! , Stockton said he believed the plane's engine failed on' takeoff from a private landing strip near the race track. An estimated 2;000 -persons were in the race track, stands at the time of. the crash, but' apparently few saw the accident. . ,; Stockton said the 'aircraft hit the top of one barn, apparently knocking, off the airplane's wheels and crashed into a second barn of horse stalls. The plane caught fire and the two dead men were burned beyond recognition. . Stockton said one horse in the second barn was killed. A La Mesa Park groom, Bill Hines, wa s in the first barn when the plane skimmed its tin rool'. Hines said, "I looked up and I saw a wing of the plane as it went over and hit the roof. The motor was skipping and not running when they hit the barn across the alley." The death of "Bui!' Shilling: law Friday' afternoon parked the passing of" one of the most ardent and loyal supporters of Las Vegas. ' . " . - . . ·.' \\ This year marks his sixtieth in Las Vegas. He /knew '/and loved Las Vegas with a deep sincerity and faith in its future. He was known to .countless friends and business associates for his efforts, in the xJeyelrip- nient of the young and-struggling Las Vegas in ; fe /eayly years, arid for his unquestibned honesty and generosity to;' all who came to him for friendly counsellor material assistance. ; ''Bill" .jived ; ,'to';be: : S3 years old. Many .of 'liis/closest friends fral:gone pn/ahtead of. him, 'iui he found mucli pleasure in recalling his earlier years and the friends who enriched his life. ,. ' '.. . Born in 1884 in · Rowley, la., he-grew up an Iowa farm boy and completed his formal education - before coming "to Las Vegas in 19071 .-· He- returned -to Iowa,.in 1908; to marry ; his childhood t. ; sweeaheart.. , ; Gertrude Nenno.T ; and bring her.i back ; ,to Las i.Vegas. ; He and his. bride came, into town- on. the; ; first p a ssenger -train to tome-;through the Raton Pass. Inthe,years. ; to follow the Shillinglaws raised and educated three children -Owen, Morris, and Dorothy. Owen operated the Shillinglaw Fuel Company which still bears his name, and his father became associated in business with him in 1938. Morris became an attorney in Las s Vegas. Shillinglaw's daughter. Dorothy is the wife of Roy Carlson, present general manager of Shillinglaw Fuel Company. Owen and Morris, as well as Mrs. Shillinglaw, preceded Mr. Shillinglaw in death-- Mrs. Shillinglaw having died in 1957, Owen in 1958, and Morris in 1963. Although both Owen and Morris were severely handicapped by arthritis for many years, they became prominent and successful businessmen in the community -- a fact which brought much joy to their father and mother. Through the years of physical infirmity, Mr. Shillinglaw cared for their needs unceasingly, and shared joyfully in .their achievements and successes."'. Throughout' ; his' ' ilfe,^ BiU dreamed of being a rancher, Hisvioye oif the- 'land and' ot l ' ' ' Two escape in crash his' s tiglitMti \xear5.;,'Sii!Bfcgh " .i · - . · . · Two young Las Vegas men escaped serious injury Thursday night when the cars they were 'driving collided in the 2000 block ; . of -Eighth Street. Todd Werley, 18, 1212 Sixth St., the driver of one car, told police he was making a turn into a driveway when his car was. struck by one driven by Lawrence Sandoval, 20, 623 Railroad Ave. Both cars spun out of control and ended up several yards apart on, or near, the sidewalk. Taken to a local hospital, both drivers were treated and released. Patrolman Paul Mares cited Werley for failure to signal the intended turn and Sandoval for failure to use due care. There were four minor accidents without injury in Las Vegas durign the weekend police records show. . gajn htjrseH-which he bXMght'13jfe ih^U63pHe ibegan io.^rain arid devejpp ; tbe young ^hprse^-ardu- ously", -/and Las £vgahs. ^became accustomed ;^. to '. the - ^familiar sight, of Bill t and'vhis ; horse walking up and down' rthe. less- traveled streets of town as he trained "Dan" first to the halter and later to the sulkey. The horse, "Reed's Flashy Dan," soon became well known in show circles, and at the time Obituaries of his death, Bill had won 32 ribbons, arid .awards in some of the stiffest, competition in the Southwest through his tireless efforts and love for his horse. At age 82, Bill was driving and training his horse for harness classes, working; 3n close collaboration with another local Morgan horse lover, Dr. Wallace Beii, Shilliriglaw's early years were devoted to Ms family, his community,, and his work .in real estate and Insurance, in the Investment Agency Corp., and as a tireless worker in civic efforts. He was an active participant in Republican Party affairs, a loyal supporter of the local YMCA, and an ordained Elder and dedicated worker in the First United Presbyterian Church. He .served actively on committees of 'the church until the time ; of his death: Bill Shillinglaw leaves the community with ;hosts of friends who testify to "his ageless youth in thought, action, and purpose. His, love for people and interest in. them was evidenced by.- his frequent calls upon those confined .to nursing homes, hospitalized i by illness; 'or bereaved in the! deathi of ilovediibnes. -;.:, . : . · Bill idied,as .he 'lived--in the midst of the mainstream :of life; To ;his Jas.t breath", he was doing what-he rlpved : most ; 7^- serving his community, his family, and his many friends. He .leaves behind a rich legacy of personal integrity and loyalty which passes now to his friends and to those in whom he inspired higher goals and greater achievements because of the way he himself had accepted the challenges of his own life. Mr. Shillinglaw is survived by his daughter Dorothy, his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Owen Shillinglaw, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and four grandchildren, as well as two great-grandchildren. In addition, one brother, David L. Sbillinglaw, of Chi- cago, and a sister, Mrs.. Byron Ruthaine, of .Little.'Rock',".'^^ kansas, are living.,.....·!·',. ^v/l The family has requestedVjLiia r t those who. wish to, make, a .'memorial tribute to. Mr.V.Sh'iilmg^ law do so through a Memorialf Fund of their own choicei(or ]( to any of the following .memorials which were of personal' .inter.est to Mr. 'Shillinglaw: . The (jgr- trude- Sliillinglaw Memorjal Fund of the First United'.ipiresr byteriati Church, to :eithej-,.*.of the two, hospitals .in thp point munity, or to the .Carnegie.(Library.. .. . !, i: . ,,.j!', Memorial services foR,j$iailL- inglaw will be held. at-2-.QO i,jnJ- today, from the .First- .JJn'jted Presbyterian Church. -Johnson Memorial Mortuary .is .in, ,chai;ge or arrangements. . . ! . , · , : , ; William Shillinglaw y**+A**t HOKIZONTAJ. 2. father 4.Kleam J»" P *ST; BnU 12. auditory 13. scarce 14. solicitude 15. 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Smashtd--One of the two cars involved , 18, and Lawrence Sandovai, 20 were in a collision on Eighth Street Thursday drivers of the two vehicles. Neither re- ended up on the sidewalk. Todd Werley, ceived any serious injury. (Staff Photo) JOHN LUDI, JR. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Burke officiating. Mr. Ludi, Jr., a lifelong and businessman resident of Las Vegas owner of the TJI Liquor Store in West Las Vegas, died Thursday morning of gunshot wounds during an attempted holdup at,his store. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Guadalupe Ludi, Jr., 160 Independence St., Las Vegas; two stepsons, Paul Delgado of Albuquerque and Robert Delgado of California; \ne sister, Mrs; Philip Mares, Sr., of Las Vegas; five brothers, William Ludi, Sr., and Eloy Ludi" of Las Vegas, Luis Ludi of Espanola, Joe Ludi of San' Francisco, and Philip Ludi of Quito, Ecuador; 10 grandchildren. Rosary services were held Friday evening at the Gonzales Memorial Chapel. Interment was in tlie family plot at San Jose Cemetery. The following served as casket- bearers, Ernest Ludi, Robert, Ludi, Charles Ludi, Morris- Ludi, Philip Mares, Jr., William Ludi, Jr. The eulogy at the graveside was delivered by Elesio Esquibel. Honorary pall- bearers were Paul Delgado, Jr., Michael Delgado, Robert Delgado, Jr., Bernard Delgado, Timothy Delgado, Clifford Delgado, Luis Madrid, George Sweeney, Elesio Esquibel, Tony ludi, L. M. Ortega, Matt Sandoval, M. R. Lucero, Antonio Delgado, George Ludi and Tony Lcpez. Gonzales Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Read and Use the Classified Ads TV LISTINGS MONDAY KGGM-TV KOAT-TV KOB-TV 7:00 Capt. Kangaroo 7:30 8:00 Capt. 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