From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Feb. 18, 1913: Washington, D.C. — President Taft’s reply to Madero’s appeal to withhold American intervention in Mexico, sent by telegraph, was made public by Secretary Knox today.
Masons from all over the state — and, in fact, from Colorado, too — are gathering here today to take part in the 11th reunion of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites, Valley of Santa Fe, Orient of New Mexico.
Feb. 18, 1963: Atlantic City, N.J. — Millions of American children are growing up in frustration, their energies blunted by a society which has nothing for them to do, an educator warned today. “We are possibly the first people in history with little or no economic use for our children, unless one considers their extensive exploitation in advertising. Our technological advances have rendered them (children) unneeded, if not useless. We have made matters worse by moving to town — nearly 90 per cent of us — where we have automated our kitchens and heating systems and put motors on our lawnmowers.”
Feb. 18, 1988: St. Vincent Hospital hopes to use its new nurse’s contract as a recruiting tool to hire 35 additional nurses. The search for nurses will be conducted regionally, nationally and in Canada. St. Vincent Hospital has a 9 percent staff vacancy rate, but is in better shape than other hospitals around the country, which average a vacancy rate of 16 percent.
An Española man wanted as a suspect in the Feb. 2 theft of a 19th-century statue from the historic Santuario de Chimayó was arrested Sunday in Nevada. The 22-year-old was arrested when the vehicle he was driving was stopped for not having license plates. The carved wooden statue of San Rafael was taken from the Santuario de Chimayó on the evening of Feb. 2. On the following morning, it was sold to the Owings-Dewey Gallery of Santa Fe as having belonged to the grandmother of the seller. The gallery had done business with the seller before and upon learning of the theft, contacted the police.