Sept. 19, 1961

• Temperatures in Portales were recorded in the low 30s even though it was still summer on the calendar.
• Montgomery W. Smith, received a two-year Army ROTC scholarship at New Mexico State University. Smith, a junior was studying mechanical engineering.
• Charles Bennett, of Causey, won he showmanship trophy for the swine division at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair in Roswell.