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Pages past - May 16


On this date ...

1973: The yearbook staff from Texico High School was preparing for an all-school variety show to raise money to defray expenses for the 168-page Wolverine yearbook.

Gerald Whitener and Cheryl Lockmiller were co-editors for the 1973 book.

The variety show, called "Sunrise to Sunset," was going to be held in the Texico High School gymnasium. Besides entertainment including a tumbling and jump rope exhibition by the Texico Tumbling Tots, the event was to include announcements of Mr. and Miss Texico High School, class favorites, most popular, most athletic, and Who's Who winners.

Steve Osburn, business manager for the yearbook, had been assigned emcee duties for the fundraiser evening.

1973: A state law was passed making it illegal for anyone to operate or ride a motorcycle without a safety helmet.

Slated to go into effect on June 15, the law also said the headwear had to meet specific standards set by the Motor Vehicle Department.

The new law applied equally to passengers on motorcycles, and also required people who sold, leased, or rented motorcycles to require proof of a valid operator's license or permit.

Pages Past is compiled by Betty Williamson. Contact her at: [email protected]


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