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1974: State Sen. Jerry Apodaca of Las Cruces, a Democratic candidate for governor, told the Quay County Democratic Women’s Club it cannot assume their candidates will win at the polls in November just because of the Watergate scandal in Washington.

“There is a disenchantment with the political system in general,” he said. “Watergate is not the only reason, but the main concern of the people of New Mexico is the creditability of their elected officials.

“The No. 1 challenge for the next governor of New Mexico is to improve communications between the citizens of the state and the state government,” he added.

— Drew Cloud, Democratic candidate for governor, said he favored strengthening the narcotics division of New Mexico State Police.

“The narcotics officers in the State Police are do an excellent job, but that division is understaffed,” he said. “We have an enormous narcotics problem in New Mexico, both from the standpoint of consumption and the state being used as a transshipment point for distribution elsewhere.”

— Pictured were staff of the new Eastern Plains CAA building in Tucumcari, including executive assistant Jack Clem, director of family planning Sally Anaya, head bookkeeper Jane Crespin and receptionists Gloria Martinez and Carmen Martinez.

— The Logan FFA held its 25th Parent Member Banquet with chapter President Steve Osborn emceeing. Honorary farmers were Richard Machoved and Henry and Deloris Pittman.

— Southwest Motors at 225 W. Aber St. in Tucumcari was selling a 1972 Gran Torino for $2,195 and a 1972 Monte Carlo for $2,995. Both vehicles had one owner.

— Major-league baseball pitchers Gaylord and Jim Perry set a record with 374 combined victories by brothers, surpassing the old mark of 373 by Christy and Henry Mathewson. Jim Perry would retire two seasons later with 215 wins. Gaylord Perry would finish his Hall of Fame career nearly a decade later with 314 wins.