On this date …
1966: Two Cannon Air Force Base airmen were listed in good condition at the base hospital after they ejected from their F-100 jet the day before near Floyd.
The jet crashed into a maize field.
The airmen said they bailed out after the plane developed engine trouble.
1946: Funeral services were being planned for a toddler who drowned in a stock tank near Causey.
Artie Lee Caviness, 1, drowned in the tank at her family’s farm, officials said.
She was rushed to Portales’ hospital after being pulled from 3 feet of water.
Family members said she’d been seen playing in the yard 10 minutes before she was located in the tank, which had a 2-foot concrete wall around it.
1941: The Clovis News-Journal asked area judges about the strangest wedding ceremonies they had performed.
Justice of the Peace W. E. McConnell said he married a couple on horseback at a riding academy and married a couple at the county jail just before the man was transferred to the state penitentiary.
Another couple was married in a Roosevelt County ditch, just before traveling to a Clovis church for music and a reception.