Pages Past— July 8

On This Date:

July 3, 1975: The Ramada Inn Restaurant, inside the Ramada Inn at 1302 W. Tucumcari Blvd., offered a daily noon buffet.
“We offer the finest in food and drink, featuring crispy fried chicken on Wednesday and seafood each Friday,” a newspaper ad reported.

July 8, 1965: B.L. Storrie of Tucumcari had been named “Outstanding Chiropractor of New Mexico for 1965” about the same time his son Kirk was receiving his diploma from the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
The younger Storrie was expected to join his father’s practice, which had been operating for 28 years.

July 6, 1960: Tucumcari animal control officer Jack Larby had received a new tool — a carbon dioxide rifle that fired tranquilizers.
The “bullet” was designed to put a dog to sleep in about 30 seconds for safe capture, the Tucumcari Daily News reported.

July 7, 1955: Several hundred people filled Tucumcari’s Princess Theater for the first session in a two-day cooking school.
Frank Decatur White, a “noted foods authority,” was conducting all demonstrations with the aid of Southern Union Gas home economist Jo Crabtree, the Tucumcari Daily News reported.

Just passing through …

July 8, 1975: Cecil Bryant and his dog Sherman, from Rockingham, North Carolina, passed through Tucumcari on their way to Los Angeles.
Bryant was riding a Yamaha 500 motorcycle.
Sherman balanced himself on the bike’s gas tank and wore goggles.

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