1974: Kelly Brooks, Sandy Larson and Julie Tunnell, ages 9 to 12, were not happy with things they’d seen at the Hillcrest Park Zoo.
“Some kids were throwing rocks in the lion’s cage,” one of them wrote to newspaper Managing Editor Bill Southard. “And throwing rocks in the bear’s mouth! I hope something will be done about this.”
1953: A Santa Fe Heights resident complained to Clovis police about a large number of unlicensed dogs in his neighborhood. He said about 40 dogs were roaming the area and they “bark and howl all night.”
Did you know …
Carroll “Red” Dial won 183 minor league baseball games in 11 seasons, from 1947 to 1957, according to baseballreference.com. His best years were with the Clovis Pioneers and Pampa Oilers in the West Texas-New Mexico League. The 160-pound right-hander from Altus, Oklahoma, never made it to the Major Leagues. He died in 1996 at age 71. An online obituary posted by family reports he was a veteran of Korea and World War II, serving in the Air Force. “His hobbies were hunting and fishing and he loved people,” the tribute said.