August 1974

National Guardsmen left for their annual camp held at El Paso, Texas. … The class of 1944 was host to the 1974 Rattler Reunion…The Tucumcari Recreation Department sponsored youth motorcycle races at the motocross track in Metropolitan Park. … A 22-year-old Juarez, Mexico man, Marcello Sainz, had both his legs severed below the knee when he jumped from a train in the Tucumcari train yard. … Opal Boyd, a Paradise Motel clerk, was robbed at gun point and had tear gas sprayed in her face.