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1974: Carolyn French of Nara Visa will become of the second woman to earn a civil engineering degree from New Mexico State University.

If French, who graduated from Logan High School, elects to attend one more semester at NMSU, she will graduate with a double major — the other field being economics.

French also pledged to the Chi Epsilon fraternity, which requires engineering studies to become a member.

— Traffic deaths in the U.S. had fallen by one-third to a half so far this year, which officials attributed to the newly implemented 55 mph speed limit to save energy, according to a UPI survey.

However, California lawmakers were pressuring officials to switch back to a 65 mph speed limit.

— Southwest Motors was advertising a 1972 Ford Pinto Runabout with 18,000 miles and one owner for $1,995.

— The Safeway market was advertising Ellis brand tamales for 45 cents a can, bananas for 10 cents a pound, cabbage for 8 cents a pound and eight grapefruit for $1.

— The Odeon Theatre was screening “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross. The Friday and Saturday late show included an indie horror film, “Don’t Look in the Basement.”

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