On this date …
1975: Three people died in a head-on collision 12 miles west of Clovis.
Dock and Maude Dodd of 516 Dixie Drive in Clovis were killed, along with a Lubbock man.
The Clovis News-Journal reported the Lubbock man’s vehicle “was apparently across the center line” and had “clipped” another vehicle minutes earlier.
The Lubbock man’s speedometer was “frozen with the indicator needle locked on 83 mph,” CN-J reported.
1970: A 17-year-old lifeguard at Clovis’ Potter Pool told police he was knifed by the older brother of a youngster he had expelled from the pool.
Jacky Linton was treated for superficial cuts on the chest and stomach, left arm and left hand.
His alleged attacker was charged with aggravated battery.
1960: Eastern New Mexico University’s swim team was preparing to perform for the Officers’ Wives Club at Cannon Air Force Base.
A diving demonstration and swim techniques were scheduled at the base pool.
1950: Heavy rains fell across the region but area farmers were not happy about it.
After a dry spring wiped out most wheat crops, many turned to row crops, which had been “washed away” in some areas because of early July flooding.
Parts of Portales received 2.1 inches in one day. A farmer northwest of Melrose received 4 inches.
1975: School teachers in Texico would be receiving the largest average salary increase in the state — 17.3 percent — according to the New Mexico School Boards’ Association.
The state’s average teacher salary increase was 13 percent.
The average New Mexico school teacher would be making $11,130, the association reported, up from $10,019 the previous year.