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: Jan 26, 1951

Jan 26, 1951: The Portales Daily News: Ad for the Yam Theatre: Double Barreled Justice, starring Alan “Rocky” Lane and his stallion, Black Jack.

Portales Past: April 6, 1960

April 6, 1960: Danny Kaye was starring in “The Five Pennies,” showing at Portales’ Tower theater. Louis Fry, the theater manager, said the movie was a “superb family picture.”

April 23, 1958

“Slaughter on 10th Ave.,” starring Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Charles McGraw and Sam Levene was showing at the Tower Theatre.

March 20, 1982

Academy Award-nominated “Reds,” starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, and “Great White” were showing at the Tower Theater.

Feb. 27, 1936

“Whipsaw,” starring Myrna Loy, was playing in the Portales theatre. In the movie, she was “back in her gayest mood, stealing hearts and jewels in a fascinating new adventure,” according to an ad in the Portales Daily News.

Jan. 6, 1957

“Written on the Wind,” starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone, was playing at the Tower Theatre.

Dec. 14, 1952

“The World in his Arms,” starring Gregory Peck and Anne Blythe, was

Nov. 23, 1952

“Bonzo Goes to College,” starring Maureen O’Sullivan and Edmund Gwenn, was playing at the Tower Theatre.

Sept. 25, 1956

“They Won’t Forget,” starring

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

Dec. 12, 1947

• The Portales Rotary Club voted unanimously to take over the equipping of a new park surrounding the south watertower on the south side of the city near the Baptist Children’s Home. • Icy conditions on U.S. 70 between Portales and Elida caused 10 wrecks before noon with two injured women brought to Portales by […]

September 16, 1971

• Ten new board members were elected to serve during the 1971 Roosevelt County Fair. The new members, combined with five existing members would serve during the upcoming year. • Patton, starring George C Scott and Karl Malden and MASH, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliot Gould were the featured attractions playing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. • […]

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 […]

June 17, 1980

• Bronco Billy, starring Clint Eastwood and Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta, were both showing at the Tower Twin. • In junior league girls softball, the Blue Jays defeated the Bobcats 21- 9 at Morrison Field. • A 19 ounce package of Oreo cookies was on sale at Gibson’s Discount Center for 99 cents.

May 2, 1982

• “Missing,” starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek was playing at the Tower Twin. • The Portales Rams baseball team competed in a split doubleheader against the Artesia Bulldogs. The Rams won 7-3 and lost 14-1. The Rams advanced to the Class AAA state tournament.