District 3 Quay County Commissioner T.G. Rose was elected to be the chairman for the Quay County Commissioners office.
Construction of the Trigg Memorial Hospital was still ahead of schedule and was expected to be completed by the summer ... The framework of the new Tucumcari Elementary School on South Ninth Street was underway. The new school was being built by the Ballard and Bates construction company out of Carlsbad.
Tucumcari and New Mexico State Police apprehended three men after a high-speed chase. The three men, William Randolph Amy, William Warren Naler Jr. and Mike Jerry Watson, ran a road block set up on the west side of town. The three men refused to identify themselves and their addresses to officers. The three men were wearing clothing from Orange County Branch Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. and were believed to be escapees.
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