Jan 26, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Ad for the Yam Theatre: Double Barreled Justice, starring Alan “Rocky” Lane and his stallion, Black Jack.
Jan 25, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Among residents of this area serving on active duty were Frank W. Choate, Roy E. Creek and Henry B. Crownover. All three were commissioned officers.
Jan. 23, 1962: The Portales News-Tribune: Plans for the first Sunshine Football Coaching Clinic at Eastern New Mexico University, March 9-10, were progressing rapidly, reported head football coach Carl Richardson, clinic director.
Jan. 22, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Twenty-four Roosevelt County men reported today for a trip to Albuquerque for the pre-induction physicals under the Selective Service Act.
Jan. 21, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Roosevelt County individuals purchased $16,906.25 in Series E U.S. Savings Bonds in December 1946, according to the Treasury Department.
Jan. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A postman on his route was bitten by a dog yesterday, and the incident, which occurs on the average of five or six times a year, has prompted Bill Foster, postmaster, to appeal for dog owners’ cooperation.
Jan. 24, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Student body elections for the 1961-62 school year were held at Portales High School. A runoff was being staged for the office of president between Max Bennett and Sandra Hinderliter.
Jan. 17, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Well driller Gerald Wright was injured when his clothes were caught in the cable of the rig and before the machine could be stopped. All his clothes were torn off, and he was hanging by one foot. His condition remained uncertain pending determination of internal injuries.
Jan. 10, 1949: The Portales Daily News: Portales Markets (Cissell Produce): eggs, 40 cents; roosters, 10 cents; and light hens, 28 cents.
Jan. 19, 1942: Portales Daily News: Only $750 more was needed to put Roosevelt County’s Red Cross war fund over the $2,500 mark, according to Paul Bryant, county chairman.
Jan. 18, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Portales Markets ad: Cream, 65 cents; heavy hens, 22 cents; eggs, 36 cents; roosters, 10 cents; light hens, 18 cents; hides, 22 cents; and hogs, $20.25.
Jan. 16, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: In the movie review column by Dan Ihde: It might be incorrect to say that splendor existed in “Splendor in the Grass,” the current feature at the Tower Theater, but most of the grass was present only in the minds of the advertising agency.
Jan. 15, 1951: The Portales Daily News: R.M. James, city schools supervisor, gave a program at the Central Parent-Teacher Association meeting. He showed a film on “The Problem Child.”
Jan. 14, 1942: Portales Daily News: A meeting of farmers and ranchers was set for Jan. 30 to consider the new production goals set for the Food for Freedom campaign.
Jan. 13, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Ten buildings from the Ft. Sumner Air Base were moved to the campus of Eastern New Mexico College Monday, according to Ray M. Howard, project engineer of the Federal Works Agency. The buildings sat in a quadrangle south of the music hall.
Jan. 12, 1942: Portales Daily News: Evan George was grateful for an easily upset stomach that probably saved not only his life, but the lives of his three children. His stomach woke him at 4 a.m. and led him to the discovery of the fire.
Jan. 11, 1962: The Portales News-Tribune: Ads from Parkway Grocery: Coffee, 59 cents per pound; biscuits, seven cans for 49 cents; bread, thick-sliced loaf, 20 cents; 3 pounds Food King Shortening, 59 cents; Raisin Bran, 10 ounces, 25 cents; picnic hams, 29 cents per pound, Rancho bacon, 2 pounds for 89 cents.
Jan. 9, 1962: Portales Daily News: Kenneth Musick, who farmed 480 acres at Dora, paid $40 an acre for 640 acres, outbidding the former lessee, O.A. Preuit, a Levelland, Texas, grain corporation and two other Roosevelt County farmers.
Jan. 8, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Portales would be on a likely route for an enemy invasion, which to Mayor Floyd Kennedy was not only possible, but probable. The mayor painted an alarming picture of the international crisis and declared Portales should get a civil defense program.
Jan. 7, 1942: Portales Daily News: Portales’ most spectacular fire since 1935 destroyed the Phillips Hotel and Furniture Store this morning. The two-story tile and frame building, just across the street from the fire department, burned for two hours.