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Clovis, New Mexico
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Thursday, May 12, 1966
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Mr. Democrat' Of State b Retire From Politics SANTA FE (UPI)- John E. a tax office and did tax work Mf. Democrat to party aithfuls in New Mexico, will nally retire this year from olitios, leaving behind a 80 *; ear record of fmbtie and par- y service in the state. Miles, who will be 82 In July, ftoounced he will submit his esignatiofi as state Democratic hairman to party leaders at June 16 meeting in Albuquer- ue. always help the Demo* fatic party," Miles said, en- ouncing his retirement, "but I ant to -be relieved of this re- ponslbility." Miles, who began his political ireer in 1916, when he ran for [uay County Commissioner was » become governor and con* ressman from New Mexico be* »re he decided to retire. And t an age when most men reuld have left any active par- cipation in politics, he was se- eled as the party's state chair* or the Santa Fe Railway. In 1930, he worked in the Democratic state headquarters during Arthur Seligman's campaign. He became secretary of the State Tax Commission in January, 1931, when Seligman took office. He remained as commissioner until 1934. In 1934, Miles was appointed lead of the field division of the federal Income tax bureau in Albuquerque, Later that year he resigned to become chairman of the state Democratic party. Elected Governor Miles late? served as secre- Chairman Twice Miles was selected chairman i 1963. He had been state lalrman once before in 1934. e replaced Albuquerque busi- •ssman Calvin Horn in 1963 as lalrman, attempted to retire 1965, but remained as work- vrse for the party organization itll this year. ] During his 50 years in poll- Ics he was at one time a tmnty commissioner, state tax bmmlssioner, county assessor, pstmaster, school board chair&an, central Democratic Com- dittee secretary, income tax jfector, two-term governor, con- ^essman from New Mexico, !ublio Service Commission hairman and Democratic 'hairman. ! Miles was born July 28, 1884, ft Murfressboro, Tenn. He com- ieted the 7th grade and later pok correspondence courses in liuiness accounting. He moved 6 Texas and at 19 married. He aid his wife, Opal, had seven •hildren. 'Miles traded his homestead krm for a store in Endee, N.M. i 1917 and became postmaster r. He was elected Quay Coim- y assessor in 1920, and mov- d to Tucumcari. He later was e-elected and became county hairman. s Miles later was appointed to be State Tax Commission in f»25 by Gov. Arthur Hannett, >id moved to Santa Fe. That erne year he was appointed ecretary of the state central pmmittee for the Democratic •rty, then the state's minori- f political organization. From 1927 to 1929, Miles ran Medicare Highlights MD Confab ALBUQUERQUE (UPI) Medicare — as anticipated — captured the spotlight as the Mth annual meeting of the New Mexico Medical Society opened "n Albuquerque Tuesday, The session continues today, and runs through Friday. The group's House of Delegates met Tuesday, and meets again today, and the regular convention begins Thursday. Dr. Robert P. Beaudette of Raton, outgoing president of the group, told the delegates it is difficult to know just how Medicare is going to work because t is so complex and so poorly understood. He said there are 36 million people under a pro- jram that lias never before 3een in existence. "We do not Intend to desert any patients," Dr. B«audette said, "and everyone will continue to receive care, whether under the new system or the old plans." . ,. . v , Dr. Thomas L. Carr of Albuquerque replaces Dr. Beaudette as president. Three doctors, John Conway of Clovis and Harlan Pannell, and Herschel Douglas of Lovington, were honored for their work in Viet Nam. Dr. Earl Malone of Roswell received the A. H. Bobbins Community Service award Tuesday. Orientation speeches and various speeches are on the agenda for today, tary of the sfate tax commission from 1936 until 1938 under the Tingley Administration, to 1938, Miles defeated Republican Albert Mitchell of Cimaiton for the governor's chair. He was re-elected in 1940. after beating Clyde Tingley in a rough and tumble primary election and Republican Maurice Miera in the general election. During the war years, Miles served as chairman of the New Mexico Public Service Commission and later was elected land commissioner. In 1948, the Pioneer Democrat ran for Con- gree against Georgia Lusk, the mother of T.E. (Gene) Lusk of Carlsbad who won the gubernatorial race last week in the Democratic primary. Miles de feated Mrs. Lusk and became New Mexico's U.S. Representative. But Miles returned to New Mexico in 1950 to run again for governor, only to meet defeat at the hands of <a Republican upstart from Las Cruces, the man who later became New Mexico's minority party strong' man, Edwin L. Mechem. Miles defeat in 1950 saw an end to his active political participation until 1963, when at the age of 79, he was elected acting chairman of the state's Democratic party. He was made permanent chairman in 1964, when Gov. Jack M. Camp bell and other party leaders MHM ^fflnA * I {•L'liAA KEnl^ ^^_ ^ I nm luynfCr 9IO9 ••• IRS Talents Asked To Lighten Whisky DkfcWeM WASHINGTON (UPI) -tight- Nevertheless ness is the word most commonly associated with the Internal Revenue Service. The ability of the IRS to lighten a pocketbook, allhcugh in a rather heavyhandefl iray, is one of the phenomena of our only an indirect relation to times. And now. In a case that has only an indirect r e 1 a t i d i to taxes, the service is bsing asked to lighten whisky. There is currently pen before its Alcohol and Tob Tax Division a plea by a watching. Which brings us back ter the case before the IfcS, Ing .ceo U.S. meeting in Sa/ta Fe voted his appointment unanimously. Now at 82, Miles has been In ill health for the past two years. In and out of hospitals, he told friends recently he didnt want to go through another year with the workload as party chairman. He told friends he was tired. distiller, Publicker Industries, for a regulation change that would make it possible to produce "light" bourbon. Who Cares? "Light-smight!" you may be saying. "What's the difference as long as it cures snakebite?" That Is a technical question beyond my competence. I am only interested in the mutter from the standpoint of tady Bird's beautification program. Under present regulatons, bourbon barrels may onlj' be used one time. For bouibon, that is. You can put whisky, or even buttermilk, in an old barrel but you can't legally call it bourbon. Some months ago, I became alarmed over the possibility of a bourbon barrel blight. The way people are boozing i: up these days, I figured the country might soon be overrun with old barrels. Needless to say, Lady Bird wouldn't like that. Investigation disclosed that the situation was under control. 'Concienflous Santa Fe musfcfan Tuesday that ht bteamt « " cicntious objector" on Jan. 14 Martinet wrong to take tm i pon BIN! WH" M earn &* t>e- ccmhct and he realized wrong to harm of Mir* a receiving his notice of - three days before he waft due to be drafted. Lcopoldo fceyes MartW«, IS, is on trial in U.S. District Court on s charge of failure to sub- Martina tesUfterf fMsl mit to induction Into the mill thinking en tlw rt t or Ijfi dra Ski Lift ^waiting New Chairs EAGLE NEST (UPD— Ar- angements have been complet- J for immediate delivery of iree double chair lifts to the ligel Fire Ski Basin at Eagle fest and a fourth is scheduled ir July purchase. The lifts are manufactured by ie Riblet Tramway Co. of Spo- ine, Wash., and will be the rst Riblet lifts erected dn New (exico, The tliree new lifts will 9 in operation by next fall, fcordlng to Roy Le Bus, devel- jer of the ski area and gen- *al manager Jim Woods. Jn addition, a 2.1 mile gondo- | type lift will be installed to p top of Angel Fire Peak. Toll uphill capacity of the four fts will bi about 3,500 persons I hour, i Angel Fire Ski Basin will be »dy to handle around 2,000 ski<p daily this winter and mo- da and restaurants In Eagle fst 12 miles away are plait* ing expansion programs, ^Technicians have been work- !|g on tbt planning stage of the ft (or more than four years. |e mate physical development fU cost In excess of S5 mil- fa, eccordlg to Le Bus, a for- pr WkhiU FaUs, Tex, resi- f* _ funeral Set For Wife Of N.M. Solons Back LBJ Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) »- New Mexico Democratic representatives E. S. Johnny Walker and Thomas G. Morris both voted Tuesday in favor of a full year's appropriation for President Johnson's rent subsidy program. The House passed the measure 192 to 188. GINGHAMS DUCKWALL'S I w ^^v^ i iueicy PAY/ UP THIS COUPON CLIP THIS COUPON Wa 1 {SANTA AN/ CW <UPI)~ |ner«l twvteei will be beb} |<Uy t°* Mr* Elisabeth M. f rrigiB, 53, wife of pilot Doug- (Wroag Way) Corrigan. ' Corrigan died Monday St. Joseph's Hospital in [arby Orange. r$. 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