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June 2, 2021
On this date ...
1971: The Western Curio Shop at Adams Street and Tucumcari Boulevard was ransacked after a burglar broke a window pane on the front door of the business to get inside. Stolen were an unknown amount of jewelry, $25 in loose change, $100 in rolled up coins and 30 hunting knives.
• President Richard Nixon borrowed a $10 bill from a White House aide to purchase the first ticket for the opening game of the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 World Series at Albuquerque in August. Nixon autographed the bill at U.S. Rep. Manual Lujan Jr.’s request. Nixon, a baseball fan, told Lujan he would attend the game if his schedule permitted.
• The Odeon Theatre was screening “Alice’s Restaurant,” starring Arlo Guthrie, and “Mrs. Pollifax-Spy,” starring Rosalind Russell. The theater also was offering 10 weeks of children’s movies for Wednesday matinees, with a season-ticket price of $3.50.
• The Safeway market in Tucumcari was offering three pounds of ground beef for 59 cents a pound and fresh fryer chickens for 29 cents a pound.