On this date …
1956: The weekend had seen four arrests in Clovis so far, most for alcohol-related issues.
A Muleshoe woman was being held in the city jail “for being drunk at Rogers Tamale House,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.
1946: Officials were working on a plan to make the highway between Clovis and Texico into four lanes.
Floyd Kennedy of Portales, the state highway commission chairman, said no details had been finalized.
1946: Clovis school officials vowed not to compete again against San Jon in athletic contests because of an alleged altercation after a basketball game.
“Clovis players were reported to have been cursed and threatened and the Clovis bus stoned as it was leaving town,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.
Clovis had won the game, 26-25.
San Jon’s superintendent said he was not aware of any altercation, which allegedly occurred in front of a San Jon cafe. CN-J reported one of the “ring leaders” was a “returned soldier” who had played in the game for the Coyotes.