The past 100 years, September 4, 2018

September 4, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Sept. 4, 1918: Santa Fe has been quick to respond to the suggestion that a proper celebration of Lafayette Day on Friday be … here. It was a matter of only a few hours to get together the program which appeared in the New Mexican in the issue of Tuesday.

That the citizens will attend and make it one of the most demonstrative functions of the sort ever seen is certain.

Sept. 4, 1968: The state’s Democratic Party chairman, Harold Volden of Albuquerque, is joining his state Republican counterpart, Rex Mattingly, in stepping aside so candidates for governor can choose their own chairmen.

Volden announced his resignation Tuesday in a telegram to his party’s gubernatorial candidate, Fabian Chavez, who said he would meet with party leaders Sept. 14 to name a new chairman.

Mattingly made a similar move Monday, saying Gov. David Cargo should have a free hand in selecting a chairman.

Sept. 4, 1993: Friends of scholar Amy Biehl, who was slain in South Africa last week, celebrated her life and achievements and mourned her death at a memorial service in Santa Fe Friday afternoon.

“We pray for people Amy loved in South Africa,” the Rev. John Bathgate of First Presbyterian Church said to the more than 60 people at the service. “We pray for those who have violently silenced her voice. We pray we will achieve the goals that Amy Biehl and all who were inspired by her are dedicated to.”

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