On this date …
1962: The Corral Playhouse in Portales was hosting the final night of “Smilin’ Through.”
The love story centered around a family feud was characterized as a “delightfully done tear-jerker,” by Clovis News-Journal writer Frank Smith.
1939: President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act, named for its author, Sen. Carl Hatch, of Clovis.
The act, still in force today, prohibits civil service employees from taking an active part in political campaigns.
1937: The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported farmer A.G. Kenyon had a well pumping 90,000 gallons of water an hour.
Kenyon, whose crops east of Clovis included peanuts, wheat and sweet potatoes, said his well ran 11 hours a day.
The sporting life …
1960: First rounds in a partnership, low-ball, low-total golf tournament were to be played off in both first flight and championship flight.
Don Crockett, Clovis city champion, set the 18-hole qualifying pace the previous weekend with a 1-under-par 71 for medalist honors.