The past 100 years, May 26, 2019

May 27, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

May 26, 1919: R.L. Pfaffle, formerly in charge of the Bishop’s Lodge, now chaperoning a party of easterners through the country of the Rainbow Natural Bridge in Utah, a combination auto and pack train excursion, will open headquarters in Santa Fe on his return here for the first week in June, with all equipment for the accommodation of parties who wish to take similar trips anywhere in the southwest. Pfaffle has a new Cadillac and will have new motor cars and good horses available all the time. He already has an engagement to take a party through southwest, even its remotest spots, like a book and is an expert pack outfitter and guide.

May 26, 1969: A new legal system for state government may be instituted in New Mexico provided delegates to the forthcoming Constitutional Convention consider establishing a Department of Justice.

Serious consideration was given to the proposal during the final meeting of the National Defenders Conference last week in Washington, D.C.

Judges, lawyers, district attorney and other representatives of the legal profession met at the conference to discuss methods of streamlining state legal systems.

May 26, 1994: LOS ALAMOS — The political mud-slinging between Gov. Bruce King and Lt. Gov. Casey Luna sometimes has been “better than our script,” says Renny Harlin, who’s producing a movie in New Mexico about a political race.

Speaking at a press conference on the movie set here Wednesday, Harlin said it’s been “peculiar” to hear about the mud-slinging between the political foes who are seeking the Democratic nomination for the state’s highest office.

Harlin discussed the romantic comedy Speechless with Geena Davis, her co-star Michael Keaton and director Ron Underwood against a breathtaking backdrop of Los Alamos Canyon at a North Mesa home where parts of the film are being shot this week. Harlin and Davis, who is co-producing the film, are husband and wife.

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