Vernon Hines won the inaugural Horseshoe Pitching Contest sponsored by the Tucumcari Daily News. He defeated Art Ward 21-8 in the final round.
Tucumcari Police Chief Paul Velasco warned parents to alert their children about the dangers of rattlesnakes after C.M. Suggs killed a 3-foot rattlesnake in his yard at 1617 S. Rock Island St.
Coopers Market had "booming" Fourth of July specials: Six bottles of Coca-Cola for 25 cents, three meat pies for 59 cents, two pounds of Hormel bacon $1.09 and Glover's bologna was 55 cents per pound
Crewmen of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroads unloaded a shipment of "ribbon rail" which was installed along the main line between Tucumcari and Nara Visa.
Swimming instructor Carol Crawford gave lessons to area youth at the Municipal Park Pool.