August 3, 1960

• T.R. Allen, owner of College Cleaners, reported that he had sold his operation to Olen Rothenm operator of Deluxe Cleaners. • The city council was awaiting the arrival of a new D-6 Caterpillar steel wheel tractor that would be used in service with city crews. • Summer suits were on sale for $42.50 at […]

August 2, 1960

• A Horned Toad, picked up by L. L. Binkley in Ruidoso gave birth to 20 toads at his home in Portales. • The Portales branch of the American Association of University Women reported that they raised $53 with their concession stand during the Portales Days celebration. • A six bottle carton of Coca-Cola was […]

August 1, 1960

• A group representing the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce met with Gov. John Burroughs in an effort to designate Taylor’s Grove as a state park. • A three pound carton of Mrs. Tuckers shortening was on sale for 55 cents at Franks University Food Market.

July 31, 1960

• A cotton crop at Elida was destroyed by a fast moving storm that hit the area. The hail, beating down hard and quick, beat the bolls from the crop. The storm also dumped one and one-half inches of rain on the crop. The storm virtually destroyed any chances of harvesting the cotton. • Tall […]

July 29, 1960

• Ninety-five applicants applied for the position of Academic Dean at Eastern New Mexico University. Of those 95 applicants, the field had been narrowed down to three. • City Police caught nine speeders on North Main Avenue just before it left the city limits. The road had been the scene of an accident that had […]

July 27, 1960

• Vic Stockard and Vernon Gibson were re-elected to serve on the Portales Valley Sweet Potato Association board of directors during the annual grower’s meeting. During the meeting, it was reported that 920 acres of sweet potatoes had been planted in Roosevelt County. • Slater Bros. Home and Auto Supply advertised 3-T Nylon all weather […]

July 26,1960

• Portales farmer Bob White received a shock while working in one of his fields. While driving in his tractor, the front end suddenly fell several feet down. It was discovered that the tractor feel into an old well located in the field that was there long before White began farming the field. • A […]

July 25, 1960

• Murray E. Morgan of the state land committee placed four tracts of state owned land in Roosevelt County on the list for the August 16 bidding for oil and gas leases. All the tracts at that time carried a minimum annual rental of 25 cents per acre. • Members of the Portales High School […]

Steps to stop nepotism good start

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers With potential voters You-Tubing questions for debating Democrats on Monday and Dick Cheney’s short-lived presidency on Saturday, it’s possible you missed an example of good government by the House of Representatives. On a voice vote Monday, the House passed the Campaign Expenditure Transparency Act. The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Adam […]

Treatment of media setting China back

Editorial Just now the Chinese government is focused on U.S. media, claiming they (we) have exaggerated the extent to which Chinese food products are tainted in the wake of all those dogs and cats dying horrible deaths a few weeks ago. This aggressive defense of Chinese quality standards is considered important not only to bolster […]