March 1972

Emmit Jennings of Tucumcari celebrated his 91th birthday. He was a booster for the city of Tucumcari ever since he and his wife had moved here in 1907. Also known as Mr. Baseball he had not missed a World Series game in 50 years and the American League issued him a complimentary pass each year. He also received a birthday card from the American League. … Arthur L. White was the newest officer for the Tucumcari Police department. White had worked for several years with his father in San Jon operating the White Water Well Service before becoming an officer. … Seven area farmers and ranchers were recognized for their work in conservation with a roast beef dinner at the Pow Wow restaurant by the Canadian Soil and Water Conservation District. They were Wayne Jackson, Bob Gates, Aaron Parker, George and Ross Faver, Bill Purcell and Charles Dailey.