The Portales Daily News reported that a confrontation between the Portales City Council and Works Progress Administration officials had come to a head when a meeting between the groups was held over who would supervise public works. The council demanded that people they designated supervise them. The latest controversy was over the flood control project in which the city appointed local contractor E. M. Gibbons, whom WPA officials rejected.
Dec. 6, 1935
December 5, 2008