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November 3, 2021
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1971: New Mexico voters approved seven of 10 proposed constitutional amendments and defeated two. The fate of one proposal may not be determined until votes in 13 ballot boxes impounded or not reported are tallied.
Approved were amendments increasing pay for legislators, expanding gun rights, repealing the textbook law, allowing Vietnam veterans scholarships, setting up a 33 1/3% statewide property tax ratio, providing for pollution control and repealing use for statewide property taxes for funding education.
Amendments defeated would have set the voting age at 18 in the state constitution and would have given consumer-owned water cooperatives a tax exemption.
Amendment No. 8, a complex proposal dealing with changes to methods of amending the constitution, was nearly a toss-up in preliminary results.
• The Tucumcari High School earned an “excellent” rating during the Southeastern District Marching Band Festival in Hobbs. It had been the first time Tucumcari had competed in a band contest in several years, and the festival was the first time band members had wore their new uniforms.
• The Odeon Theatre was screening a Charlton Heston science fiction film, “The Omega Man.”