December 1971

District Attorney Victor C. Breen was assassinated as he prepared to step into his car to go to work. The car was parked in front of his home when a sniper with a highpowered weapon gunned him down. A former Tucumcari resident on convalescent leave from the state mental hospital was arrested and charged with his murder. … Travis Nelson, Quay County Extension Agent and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Copeland of Nara Visa, attended the national 4-H meeting in Chicago. …The Retarded Children’s Fund Drive netted $1,000 in donations. …The Bay View Club celebrated their 65th year with a Founders Day Celebration and a dinner at the Pow Wow Restaurant. …Gene Gallegos, Santa Fe Attorney and son of District Judge J.V. Gallegos, announced his candidancy for congress in the northern district of N.M. at a dinner held in his honor at Del’s Restaurant. …