From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
November 30, 1912: Cowboy Detective and Author Charles A. Siringo, who has a ranch south of town, was much amused this morning at a letter he received from a young man in Los Angeles asking Siringo to get him a position as detective. “I am an honored graduate of the _____ detective school,’ he added. I should like to see the school which can turn out detective-graduates,” said Siringo.
November 30, 1962: A high state official said Gov. Edwin L. Mechem will resign late today and be appointed to the U.S. Senate, succeeding the late Sen. Dennis Chavez. The official, who refused to be identified, said arrangements have been made for Mechem to resign and Lt. Gov. Tom Bolack to be sworn in as governor. Mechem, who has 32 days left in his fourth term, will be sworn in officially as senator in Washington, although there reportedly will be a ceremony this afternoon.
November 30, 1987: Gallup — Albuquerque ranks first in New Mexico in collections of lodgers taxes — $3,666,992 during the last fiscal year — hardly a surprise for the state’s largest city. Santa Fe, a mecca for tourists year-round and a magnet for lobbyists each legislative session, is the expected runner-up with $1,021,296. But the third-place finisher — ringing up $305,905 in annual hotel/motel taxes — is only the state’s 10th-largest city. Gallup, the first or last stop along interstate 40 in New Mexico, depending on which way you’re headed, comes in ahead of much larger Las Cruces ($261,831) and Roswell ($124,342), and draws more than twice as much in lodgers taxes as Ruidoso ($142,427). What accounts for Gallup’s success? Everyone agrees that Interstate 40 — and before the freeway came through, U.S. Highway 66 — is the lifeblood of Gallup’s tourist economy.