On this date …
1966: Boycotting housewives, unhappy with the rising cost of groceries, spurred local Cashway stores to “initiate a reduction in services in order to hold the line on prices,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.
Cashway executives said they would reduce the number of hours the stores were opened, discontinue a giveaway game and add an “economy line” of meats and produce.
Local Cashway store officials said their new hours would be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Sundays, which would 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1961: More than 5,000 head of cattle were headed to Clovis for the 14th annual Clovis Cattle Festival.
In addition to sales, more than $1,000 worth of prizes were planned for owners of winning show cattle.
A ladies style show was also planned for the Country Club.
1956: A 9-year-old Carlsbad boy who tumbled from the back of a pickup truck onto the pavement of a farm to market road had become the year’s 300th traffic fatality in New Mexico.
John Lawrence Lee died instantly from head and neck injuries suffered in the fall, United Press reported.
New Mexico did not record its 300th traffic fatality in 1955 until Nov. 12.