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The past 100 years, Sept. 25, 2018

September 25, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Sept. 25, 1918: Warm Farewell To Alfred M. Bergere

War Secretary of K. Of C. Who Leaves Tonight For France Feted And Presented With Wrist Watch.

Sept. 25, 1968: Archbishop James Peter Davis will confer an honorary Mozarabic knighthood on Mayor George Gonzales and the pastor of Arroyo Seco, the Rev. Benedict Cuesta, tomorrow at St. Anne Seminary.

The knighthood dates back to 7th Century Spain during the time of feudal invitations and ecclesiastical reforms. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis Tournier explained the knighthood was virtually unknown throughout the rest of the United States. Gonzales and Father Cuesta are the only two known persons to be knighted in the United States.

Sept. 25, 1993: The fired director of a local advocacy group for abused and neglected children said the organization, which raises tens of thousands of dollars a year in donations, lacks proper oversight of its money.

Bookkeeping irregularities for the organization, First CASA, include the example of a board member who removed checks from the group’s checkbook and refused to provide receipts for the expenditures, the ex-director alleged.

The ex-director said he is not contending that any money is missing.

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