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January 26, 2022
On this date ...
1972: District Judge J.V. Gallegos sentenced three juvenile defendants from Oklahoma for their roles in the burglary of Cromers Grocery in Logan and stealing a pickup truck there belonging to James C. Price. The three received sentences ranging from 50 to 100 days in the juvenile ward and were ordered to pay restitution for the victims.
• King Aitken Jr., recent past president of the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, announced he would run for Tucumcari City Commission.
• The Tucumcari Rattler wrestling team finished fifth at the Roswell-Goddard Invitational tournament, with Cobre winning the title. Tucumcari’s Raymond Montoya finished first in the 121-pound division.
• The Odeon Theatre in Tucumcari was showing a police thriller, “The Organization,” starring Sidney Poitier.