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December 28, 2022
On this date ...
1972: Former U.S. president Harry S. Truman was scheduled to be buried today in a secluded courtyard behind his office at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.
President Richard Nixon, who led thousands, including former president Lyndon Johnson, in a silent salute to Truman, declared it a day of national mourning. Federal offices, including the postal service, were closed for the observation.
Bess Truman, who had undergone the ordeal of her 88-year-old husband’s fatal illness of three weeks, attended neither the private funeral nor the burial. It was felt the strain would be too much for her.
• A total of 19 people died in a collision between a bus and a cattle truck on a narrow U.S. 60 bridge east of Fort Sumner. Fifteen more were injured. The bus from Austin, Texas, was en route to a ski resort near Taos.
• District Judge J.V. Gallegos will administer the oath of office to District Judge-elect Stanley Frost tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the courtroom of the Quay County Courthouse. A public reception was scheduled afterward at the Pow Wow Inn.
• Tip Top TV in 300 E. Tucumcari Blvd. was advertising RCA cabinet television sets ranging from $639.95 to $499.95.