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Local News Features CLOVtS, NEW MEXICO, Sunday, May IB, 1966, Page Cannon Pilot Tells How He Made MIG Kill t>A NANO, South Viet Nam- The pilot of Cannon APB's 832nd Air Division, who shot down the MIG 17 which Red China claims was hers, said his foe did one thing wrong — "he allowed us to get behind him," "He just made one mistake and that's all you're allowed in this game," Maj. Wilbur R. Duley, 34. of Alamogordo, N. M. told newsmen. The balding pilot, with eyes that squint from searching unfriendly skies so often, told how he downed the MIG 17 Thurs- day over North Viet Nam, 50 miles south of the Red Chinese border. He described the MIG as "silver, bright and flashy, a real smooth aircraft" but gave no report of any markings on Ihe plane. Dudley, who commanded a flight of three two-man F4C Phantom jets protecting RB66 reconnaissance bombers, said the Americans got the four attacking MIGIi7s off lo a bad sta in the three-minute dogfight. The New Mexican said he thinks Communist ground control had positioned the four MIGs for an fttack on the rear of the American formation. The RB66 was flying ahead, the Phantoms flying a mile and a half tn the rear in bodyguard position. "They probably had been set up for a stern attack on us. But we turned around. They were out of position for an attack at the time they came in. "They continued pressing through the formation which was their big mistake and from th ;n on It was our battle," Dudley said. The pilot said the Communist stake gave him time to swing ( Phantom .behind the MIG 17 m hi that turned back on the RB66. Didley tracked the MIG track- in? the RB66. The Americans said he was "a little excited" arid that was bad. The excitement caused him to miss when he fired his first heat- seeking Sidewinder missile at the MIG17. By this time the three planes — the MIG sandwiched bf tween the two Americans — were so close Dudley said he had to be careful not to hit the RB66 with a shot intended for the Communists. Mrs. Wilbur Dudley was visiting with a friend Thursday night when they heard about a V. S. pilot shooting down a Communist jet fighter over Viet Nam. "... We were wondering «)w the pilot might be," Mrs. Dudley said Friday. "We always wonder if it's on/ of our guvs. This morning I learne.1 H wa.« my husband." Dudlev is attached to the 39 Squadron of the 366th Tactical Fighter Wirvg, stationed at Holloman Air Force Base at Alamogordo when it is in the states. The wing is assigned to Cannon's R32nd Air Division. The Dudleys have four children: Norman, 7, Lisa, 5, Philip, 4. and Troy, 3 months. "Norman was excited about it when 1 told him this morning. Ho'll have something to talk about at school," Mrs. Dudley said. "The girl (Lisa) was excJt- od. too. Philip, of course, was somewhat nonchalant about the whole thing, but then he's only four." She said her husband went to Viet Nam with his squadron last November and in his earlier letters said he hadn't even seen a MIG. Dudley, a 15-year Air Force veteran, was born in May, Okla. but spent most of his childhood in Orange, Tex. His mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. McGuire, live itf Orange. Mrs. Dudley's mother, Mrs. Ilrene Flanker, a widow, lives in Dexter in southeast Missouri. Candidates Talk To Young GOP REPUBLICANS GATHER — Among those attending can candidate for governor; Lee Francis, candidate for and speaking at the sixth annual New Mexico Young Re- lieutenant governor; Schuble C. Cook candidate for publican State Convention being held in Clovis through U.S. Congress, and Anderson Carter, candidate for the today are, left to right, Dale Fite, president of the Curry U.S. Senate. (Staff Photo) Gqunty Young Republican Club; David Cargo, Republi- Clovis Man Charged In 2 Shootings A" 21-year-old Clovis man was arrested Friday and charged, with aggravated battery in the! Cotton farmers in Curry Coun- shooting of two Clovis mei>, one ty will vote this month to de- Curry Farmers Set Cotton Vote critically, Thursday night. icide whether they want to be | able to sell or lease their cotton vs . r „. „„_ _ . . I uum lu acu vi ivaac incii LUIIUII Frank Lujan, 21, 315 Edwards. 'allotments outside the county, was arraigned before JusUce oi ;T> B . McGregor, Chairman. th<LP£ace John Weber Friday ; AgricuItura i stabilization and afternoon on the charge. Lujan.; Conservalion Count Committce , was being held in Curry jhas annou nced. The referendum . County Jail, pleaded innocent to; on th stion wiu be conducted $2, the P eriod Mon - Turnout Poor Gregor. Farmers previously have been able to vote by mail in annual ASC committeeman elections, but the method has never before been used in a commodity program referen- tha77hrtuTnoufaTa For Meeting On Pheasants The Curry County Pheasant Association has expressed disappointment in the response of area farmers to the needs of the young birds to be turned out in the area. Dele Jennings stated Saturday dum. McGregor said, "It's easy to vote by mail, and we hope all producers will vote. The vote i day Through May 25 Ballots may j shoul d be fully representative of Joe Valdez Jr., 21, and Ray- also be delivered by hand to thej th e wishes of cotton farmers in mdrid Aguerre, 27, were admit- ASCs county office. I our country.' called meeting was very low anc that the program may suffer from indifference. The meeting was called to determine how to raise money for fly-pens for the birds who will rrrive from Wisconsin late this month. The pens are needed to allow the birds to gain strength before they are turned loose. "If we don't get some kind of ted;to; Memorial Hospital Thurs- The only question to be decid-j Tne chairman said that copies day night following a shooting at ed by the balloting is whether of the baUot will be ma ii e a on Grand and Edwards. ; upland cotton allotments may Ma ]3th to a]1 co tton producers Dist. Atty. Morris Stagner be transferred during the ne* 1 i of record in the county, togc" said Lujan was arrested arid 3 years to other farms outside ; wjlh m f orma tjon describing charged with the shoot,r..' alter the county which are owned'p ro g ram ' s purpose and an; iavestigation and the queg- or controlled by someone else. r(jon Any co u on p ro du tionirvg of several persons Such transfers may be made by, has ' a quesion about „, _ VaKJez was reported by hos- sale or by lease. In no case ma> or abo ut who is eligible'special in the near future to ptal officials to be in critical [transfers be made outside the. cl * >,„»,! Hism^ mnnpv micincj nmipptc condition Saturday morning af- State. An affirmative vote by at,to vote, is urged to get in touch discuss money-raising projects Leadership Urged In Washington Anderson Carter, Republican candidate for the U. S. Senate, and David F. Cargo, Republican candidate for governor, were both featured speakers Saturday during the second day of the sixth annual New Mexico Young Republican State Convention held in Clovis. Carter, speaking Saturday morning to about 150 Young Republicans, said, "We need leadership in Washington rather than compulsion." He explained that the "New Mexico rubber stamp delegation headed by the senior senator (Clinton P. Anderson) goes right down the line of the administration." '"It seems the senior senator has been in Washington so long that he seems to think in terms of the federal government only rather than the state or the people," he added. Carter pointed out that the fed' eral government appears to have lost faith in the people being capable of determining things for themselves and that they feel the federal government must make all the decisions. He also said the present financial policies are leading to chaos and to an ever spiraling cost of living. Cago in his talk to the Saturday luncheon blasted Gene Lusk, the Democratic candidate for governor, for his financial policy in his campaign. "I don't see how a man can spend that much money in a AWARDS — Monroe Owens, left. hov<v<-i administrator, and Ara Adams, head dietician, right, award a 25 - yt-ui - The plaque and a watch from the hospital employes were awarded to Mrs. Henderson "for 25 years of outstanding service to plaque to Mrs. Thelma Henderson, super- Clovis Memorial Hospital.' (Staff Photo by intcndent of nurses at Memorial Hospital. Imogene Baumgart) Hospital Week Observed Here Clovis Memorial Hospital joins years ago. For example, in 1934 Veterans Reminded To Pay '66 Dues Those who arc veterans and .,, I primary campaign and not be Saturday morning ten undergoing surgery as a re- least two-thirds of the county suit of his wounds. Aguerre was farmers who vote will permit The group w}ll hold another should nave a governor who already '.in course of action." the ASCS county office. such transfers for the next three upland cotton crops, 1967-69. A referendum on the same listed in good condition. Chairman Named Lee Francis, Republican can- question was conducted last tall didate for Lieutenant Governor, throughout the Cotton Belt, and announced in Clovis Saturday growers in 349 counties at that that he had appointed two Cio\ is time approved the allotment men as co-chairmen of his cam- transfers in last fall's vote, paign in Curry Coun-ly. Appoint- The upcoming vote by mail ed were George Davis and Bob marks a first in program ad- Johnson, .ministration, according to Mc- Moisture In Clovis To Date In May -00 Total for May 1965 ... 1-72 To Date In 1966 1-10 Record May low (1913) -12 Record May Hi (1941) 12-40 Total for 1965 12.70 55-Yr. Avg. For May 2-257 j Total Thrg May 1965 3-36 lul Restoration Scheduled For 'Old Fort' FORT SUMMER (Staff) — The Fort Summer Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to restore the ''Old Fort Sum- jner" and to bifild a protective wall around tljie Old Military Cemetery wheife the notorious Billy the Kid iif buried. The wall will also protect thg burial place of Lucien B. Maxwell, the famous owner of the Maxwell Land prant. Several organizations are joining thee Chamber in projects to raise funds to make the down payment on th«f land where the Fort stood. Wh<fn purchased, the land will be depded to the State of New Mexicci who will be responsible for il|s rebuilding. Evacuation vfork is scheduled to begin this sijmmer under the direction of the Museum of New Mexico. When the project is completed, visitors will be better able to understi|ind the important role the Foil ijilayed in the development of the Southwest. M££T ATEASTEBtf— nie, Port ales superintendent; Dr. Guy mm were among nearly 20 public Waid, head of secondary education at superintendents <w*d principals Eastern and coordinator for the meeting; on the Eastern New Mexico Uni- Lewis Thomas, principal at Tularosa; and campus recently to explore the R. H. Tydings, suiperuitendent at Hobbs. tor of organizing an Eastern New A steering committee was named at the School Study Council. Pictured, meeting to draw up specific plans for the , are Guy Luseojnbe, superinten- study council. it Bora; P*- to 12th birthday of Florence Nigm- phisticated equipment and scien- lingale, the famous nurse cru- title advancement are responsi- Ca U rgo C aTsoloTnted out that |sader It was through her efforts ble for this reduction. ^ o r ,_ ... that tno oarlir rmcniTfil Cfnnnle fTHi/i .Ai'^on^fitinn orv Lusk has said that he (Lusk) believes in continuity of government. "I can only assume from this that he wants the continued support of Senators Mead, Melody and Patton who have distinguished themselves by their many transactions with the state," he added. "They supported him In the primary and I wonder if he will disavow their support in November." Cargo concluded by asking if Lusk will also want to continue I the influence in state government of his cousin, New Mexico Atty. Gen. Boston Witt. N M. TRAFFIC DEATHS Tbi» 144 w y* 148 that the early hospital schools of nursing were established. preservation and improvement of health is now the third Clovis Memorial Hospital ; largest "industry" in the coun- maintains a staff of 192, nearly!try j r< terms of the number of there times as many personnel!people employed, and Clovis as the 68 which were employed'to other hospitals in the nation to attend the convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars which j will be held in Clovis June 9-11. i Envelopes for the dues are in the mail and should reach all veterans shortly. However, j Comdr. Parkinson asked that ' anyone who does not receive an as me oo wiuvu ncic cmyiuj^u, m oilier iiubimdia ui me uauuii __..pi ni -- „,.„*.,«• i ;„ 41 4 when the present administrator,! in this respect. Few businesses fj vel °'f J°J , dc ' '»" *> that .- ,^ it,' •*•!„.. i i Uiev miUiiT De IP-ins;i;itpfi nriup Monroe Owens, took ms position.'i n Clovis have as many steady The hospital has grown in | personnel on a year-round basis other ways too. In 1961, the new| as does the hospital, the capacity to 111 frqlm the orig- [ Despite the high standards inal 45. There are now five Xray technicians, seven lab workers, 20 kitchen helpers and a dia- required of all hospitals, there is a never ending striving for improvement, both in facilities titian, as well as nurses, records, an d quality of service. Memo- department and ofiice help. r i a i Hospital is no exception. According to statistics releas- The employes and administra ed by independent researchers, the hospital of today is a far- cry from the institution of 30 tion of the hospital are "doing our best to serve" and will continue to do so in the future. Graduating Seniors In Area Slate Baccalaureate Services So U«t The graduating seniors of several area high schools will have their baccalaureate services tonight in their respective high schools. The classes of Texico, Floyd, Bovina, Tex., and Friona, Tex., will hold these services with guests speakers from various churches in the area. The seniors will hold graduation exercises later in the week at which time there will be musical entertainment as well as ad- speaker at commencement. Joe Patterson will give the valedictory address and Terry Lovett will give the salutory address. Floyd will hear a valedictory address by Kim Morgan and a •aiutory address by Danny Miller at their commencement at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. Jan Darland will speak at the baccalaureate service, which will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. they might be re-instated prior to the convention. A new insurance plan is now being considered which will be cal education for the New Mex. Department of Education will deliver the commencement ad- !', iei [ auxiliaries in Las Cruces dress. A Clovis man and his son were named as the two top officers of the New Mexico Scottish Rite Sen Top Officers dresses by the valedictorian and Body. William Lane Huckabay II of Clovis was named presi salutorian of each class. Texico will hear Rev. E. Lenard Gillingham, pastor ol Kings- jwood Methodist Church at their baccalaureate services and Dr. dent of the 137th reunion class and bis son. WJJJara Lane Huci- abay, III, of Santa Fe was named vice-president. Stanley Letcher, pastor of the! Also attending the class from Central Chjistiaa Church, wUl be 'dovis were Bill Calvin Dockrey and Allen Lee Steadman. The class included 78 Masons from the state who are candidates for the 32nd Degree, which was to be completed Wednesday afternoon. The 32nd Degree was conferred on Clarence R. Hinkle of Las Cruces, who received it for the remainder of the mem-i bers of the class. offered to Veterans of Foreign 1 Wars at a reduced rate and with a reliable company. The insurance will cover anyone from 40-87 years of age and Comdr. Parkinson states that this only one portion of a new program for veterans and he urges veterans to contact him concerning their eligibility for these programs. Postal Employes Attend Meeting Two Clovis Postal employes attended the two-day 34th annual joint convention of the Fred Hinger, director of physi-1 New Mexico Association of Let>i ..HiiPatiAn fnr the Mew MPY ter Carriers and the New Mexico Federation of Postal Clerks and Friday and Saturday, said Postmaster Charles Staixfkid. Representing the Clovis Postal Clerks was Warren Schroeder and Joe B. Garcia represented the Letter Carriers. Featured speakers for the meetings included John Swanson, National Association of Letter Carriers national representative; and Don Dunn. I'nited Federation of PostaJ Clerks live vice-president.