Portales past: March 20, 1944

March 20, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Kenneth Livingston, principal at Portales Junior High School, is trying to keep business under way today by teaching two classes, and at the same time, he is worrying what is happening to a third class. Three teachers are absent today, and there are no substitutes available.

Portales past: March 19, 1950

March 19, 1950: The Portales Daily News: This week’s $3 news tip award goes to O.J. Stewart of Portales Steam Laundry for his prompt telephone call about the wreck of the Santa Fe freight train.

Portales past: March 18, 1962

March 18, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: The Portales High School track team proved the “better late than never” rule quite conclusively Saturday as they took second place in the opening meet at Tucumcari, in spite of a delayed arrival that left them out of the first five events.

Portales past: March 17, 1944

March 17, 1944: The Portales Daily News: 1st Sgt. Harold L. Woodward, son of Mrs. C.W. Woodward of Portales, has won the right to wear the world famous wings and boots of the U.S. Army volunteer paratroopers, World War II’s most feared warriors.

Portales past: March 16, 1962

March 16, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Texas Western College won its 10th of the last 11 golf matches Thursday afternoon from a spunky Eastern New Mexico University squad, which went down 6 1/2 — 5 1/2 at the Portales Country Club Golf Course.

Portales past: March 15, 1950

March 15, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Oil leasing in the Elida area took a sudden spurt today, with 32 instruments filed in the city clerk’s office.

Portales past: March 14, 1944

March 14, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Civilians in the area will soon be able to buy dried apples and currents, said Ted Tenorio, area supervisor of the WFA’s office of distribution.

Portales past: March 13, 1962

March 13, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Transwestern Pipeline Co. has appealed to the United States Supreme Court a judgment calling for the payment of more than $40,000 in damages to nine Portales Valley farmers.

Portales past: March 12, 1950

March 12, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Several thousand empty milk cartons were destroyed by a smoldering blaze in a sheet-iron shed behind the New Mexico Co-op Creamers Saturday morning.

Portales past: March 11, 1962

March 11, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Ad from Turner’s Dept. Store: dress heels, $6.99; ladies summer shoes, $3.98; ladies large Pixies, $3.98; and a 3-button coachman brunchcoat in 100% wash-n-wear cotton, $5.95.

Portales past: March 10, 1944

March 10, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Teachers of the public schools averaged a little over $5 each in the Red Cross Campaign, members of the campaign announced this morning. Their goal was $7,500 for Red Cross war work.

Portales past: March 9, 1950

March 9, 1950: The Portales Daily News: from the “All Around Kenna” column: The Megolia wild-cat oil well, 15 miles south of Kenna, is said to be down 6,000 feet.

Portales past: March 8, 1944

March 8, 1944: The Portales Daily News: In the past two weeks, the Daily News has lost two valued employees who have gone to Austin, Texas, to enter the nurses training school for the U.S. Army. They are Miss Patsy Patterson, mailer, and Miss Peggy Taylor, assistant to the circulation manager.

Portales past: March 7, 1962

March 7, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Playing at the Tower Theater: John Wayne starring in “The Comancheros.” Other stars were Stuart Whitman, Ima Balin, Nehemiah Persoff and Lee Marvin.

Portales past: March 6, 1944

March 6, 1944: The Portales Daily News: The base commandant of Clovis Army Air Base presented to Rayford Young, 15, and Charles K. Young, 12, of White Star Route of Portales the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to their father, Staff Sgt. Frank Young, a tail gunner for a B-24, reported missing in action.

Portales past: March 5, 1950

March 5, 1950: The Portales Daily News: East Ward and Lindsey Grade won top honors Saturday in the annual Jubilee all-day basketball tournament in the high school and junior high gymnasiums, Director Fred Hinger reported.

Portales past: March 4, 1962

March 4, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Portales police made 1,373 contacts during February, including 227 warnings to motorists, 55 driver license tests, 220 driver licenses checked on road blocks, 221 wrecks with no injuries and four wrecks with injuries. Parking tickets brought in $312.50.

Despite loss, Greyhounds earn LSC tournament berth

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s men survived a brutal eight-day stretch to win four games in a row. Saturday night against rival West Texas A&M, the Greyhounds simply didn’t have a fifth one in them. Playing efficiently on both ends of the floor, WT held the Hounds to their second-lowest point total of the […]

Portales past: March 3, 1944

March 3, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Featured at the Kiva Theater: “Bordertown Gunfighters” with Bill Elliott. Featured at the Yam Theater: “Happy” starring Bill Boyd and “Two Senoritas From Chicago” with Joan Davis and Ninx Alkenburg.

Portales past: March 2, 1944

March 2, 1944: The Portales Daily News: The Leopards from down Causey way are very excited, as they feel confident of winning the Lions’ basketball tournament being held here next weekend.