April 1942

Mayor H.R. Priddy declared the week of April 13-18 Barrel Week in Tucumcari and hoped to collect 100 iron barrels needed to complete a barrier in front of the main dam at Conchas Lake. The barrier had to be completed before boating and fishing could be allowed on the lake to prevent sabotage. … After deliberating less than an hour, the jury in the case against Peggy Perry, charged with operating a place for the purpose of prostitution, was acquitted.