Quay history — April 14

April 1969

The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. The display featured a wrecked car and a sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. The manager of the store, Dale Titus, cut the ceremonial ribbon with Chamber of Commerce President Damon Kvols. … Tommy Bauler of Tucumcari won a $100 dollar Easter wardrobe from the C.R. Anthony Company. … The Tucumcari Camp Fire Girls took over the city as part of a special program to help explain the workings of a city government. Mayor Kenneth Schlientz handed over temporary power to Teresa Mares. … Workers began clearing and leveling the ground where the Quay Apartments would be built. The 64-unit rent supplement apartments were sponsored by the New Mexico District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America, AFL-CIO.