Compiled by Denise Ortega

MARCH 24, 1964

FLOOD CONTROL COMPLETE. Socorro will celebrate this Saturday with a tour, program, and hamburger feed for the completion and dedication of a flood control canal that was constructed by the Army Engineers to protect the city. At 11:30 a.m. cars will gather on Spring Street and move to Bagley Avenue, where they will enter the canal. Then they will proceed in the canal north to the big curve in the canal, about 500 yards from Highway 85, and about 1,000 feet South of Eagle Picher. Mayor Holm O. Bursum Jr. said, “Many people, including our entire Congressional representation, have worked diligently on this project since 1949 and it is my sincere hope that everyone can plan to be present for its dedication.”

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 562 spent a day’s outing at the Escondida recreation area last Saturday, March 21. Along with the fun, the girls hiked, spotted, and enjoyed things found in nature from lakes to mushrooms, to pupae, to the interesting patterns seen on river beds after the water has receded. They were introduced to conservation in nature, fire building, and fire safety. After cooking “sloppy Joes” and roasting marshmallows over the fire, they did their “good deed” for the day in cleaning up the campsite of broken beverage bottles, pop bottle caps, and leftover litter from previous visitors. In its place, they left a clean campsite along with a supply of tinder, kindling and fuel for the next campers.

MARCH 23, 1967

Dorothy Robinson

MRS. DOROTHY L. ROBINSON was presented with a 20-year service pin by Frank Harenberg, manager of the Mountain State Telephone & Telegraph Co. in Socorro. Mrs. Robinson began work with Mountain States in Socorro 17 years ago to the day of the presentation. Mrs. Robinson started in Socorro in the traffic department as an operator for six years. She was then chief operator for 10 years and transferred to the plant department as plant reports clerk when the system went to dial. The Mountain States staff honored Mrs. Robinson with a surprise party, and she was presented with a gift from the local employees. Harenberg presented the pin to her. The attractive pin is set with three small emeralds.

MARCH 28, 1967

THE SOCORRO WARRIORS track team finished fifth among 22 schools in the Canutillo Invitational Track Meet. The Warriors placed second and fifth in the 100-yard dash, second in the 440-yard relay, third in the 220-yard dash, and first in the broad jump for a total of 42 points and two team trophies. Two of the Warrior’s cindermen broke meet records: Frank McCutcheon, who broke the broad jump record with a leap of 20 feet 3 ½ inches; and James Campbell, who ran a 9.8 hundred in the preliminaries and finished second in the finals.

MARCH 26, 1968

Principal George Patchell congratulates Emily Johnson on her scholarship.

EMILY ANN JOHNSON, a junior at Socorro High School, is congratulated by Principal George Patchell as the winner of a $6,000 scholarship to St. John’s College in Santa Fe. The scholarship carries an award of $1,500 per year for four years and is awarded for exceptional academic performance by a high school student. Emily, 16, enjoys horseback riding, drawing and playing the guitar. Emily will be entering St. John’s this fall. St. John’s College in Santa Fe is a branch of the third oldest college in the United States and is one of the nation’s leading academic institutions by education leaders.

MARCH 28, 1968

THE SETUPS VOLLEYBALL TEAM sponsored by the First State Bank of Socorro took second place in the New Mexico Women’s State Volleyball Championships played at the Socorro High School gymnasium over the weekend. They were defeated by the Albuquerque Rebels. Georgia DeBrine accepted the trophy from David Sias of the Tech physical education department, meet director. Other team members are Kim Cook, Lola Thompson, Lyn Brandvold, Level Kempton, Shirley McLain, Mary Hume, and coach, Saul Escadera.

Chieftain Staff Report