Tennessee Ernie Ford presented a silver platter from the city of Tucumcari as a gift to singer Jimmie Rodgers for his song “Tucumcari” that hit the best seller list of popular songs that fall.
Tucumcari students prepared their exhibits for the annual science fair. Larry Kvols and Tom Brunk worked on testing the fractionation of gasoline to determine the grade and James Crocker held an experiment in stroboscopic photographic works, Randall Acker and John Dunn entered a talking robot named Robbie and Alice Green presented a demonstration on the effects of different atmospheres on hamsters.
The Center Street Methodist Church celebrated its 50-year anniversary. A special service was held with former pastor Therman Harris as the guest speaker and members of the church that had been there 25 years or more were seated in a special section during the service.