Looking back — May 4

May 1967

Eight-year-old Tony Collins of Tucumcari won his weight in pennies in a contest held by Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan Association Bank. Collins won 57 pounds of pennies, which equals $83.50.

New Mexico State Police stationed in Tucumcari arrested a 25-year-old Iowa man on I-40 for transportation of dangerous drugs and a federal charge of interstate transportation of firearms. The vehicle was stopped for speeding and after questioning the driver, a court order was issued to search the vehicle.

The Village of Logan held an election to decide if the town would remain on Central time or change to Mountain time. The election was a result of a petition signed by 133 residents and presented to the village trustees by George Osborn. Logan and Nara Visa were the only two towns in New Mexico still on Central time.

Mrs. Todd Morgan of Tucumcari won $400 from the Safeway grocery store in their Bonus Dollar Drawing.

Dale Skipworth, president of the local railroad clerk’s union, honored Matt Saul at a retirement party at Ayer’s restaurant. Saul had worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 49 years.