January 1953

At J.C. Penney’s corduroy jackets were $7.77, large bathroom towels were 68 cents each, khaki pants were $2.50 a pair, women’s shoes sold for $2 and long winter coats for $15. … The Crescent Creamery, on East Main Street, offered a 2-cent trade in with return of one of their “Two Toter” milk containers. … K.N. McBride announced the purchase of Dickinson Motors and the opening of McBride Oldsmobile. … Charles Magruder, Jack Ellison and E.E. Rivers represented the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce at the New Mexico State Corporation Commission in Santa Fe to protest the proposed gas rate increase by the Southern Union Gas Co.