Here are some Portales News-Tribune headlines I expect to see: • Portales Builds Hydroelectric Plant Powered by City Gutters — Will Operate Four Days a Year • New Portales Restaurant Serves Vegetables; Sued by National Rifle Association • Portales First City in Nation to Have More Gas Stations Than Restaurants — But No KFC • [...]
Feb. 28, 1954: The Portales Tribune: in the “I Saw” column: The belated auto license buyers’ line was extending out of the Armstrong office into the snowy street Saturday morning.
Feb. 27, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Voters in Causey School District gave an overwhelming approval on Feb. 26 to becoming a municipal school district. Causey was the last remaining school under the county school supervision.
Feb. 23, 1954: The Portales Tribune: From the “I Heard” column: Mrs. Willis Slaten made apricot blossoms into very acceptable cherry blossoms for a George Washington party this week.
Feb. 22, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Tumbling weeds from soil bank’s acreages have just about put the cattle back on the basis of the open range. Fence posts have snapped all across the plains from the strain of tumbleweeds pushed before high winds.
Feb. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Movies currently showing at Tower Theater: “Bend of the River” starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Rock Hudson. Also showing was “World in His Arms” with Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth. Both movies were in Technicolor.
Feb. 16, 1954: The Portales Tribune: Jack Burns was moving here from Roswell to organize a merchants police or night watchman’s service in Portales. To date, 24 firms had joined the organization. Membership fees were $5 per year.
Feb. 15, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A “cow pool” in which dairy farmers could place their milk cows for a period of three years and receive payment for the milk after deduction of expenses, was due to open soon near Portales.
Feb. 13, 1959: The Portales News-Tribune: Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Burney of Baileyboro, Texas, were the parents of a daughter, Bonita Kay, who was born Feb. 8 at Roosevelt General Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.
Feb. 8, 1959: The Portales News-Tribune: From “PHS Roundup” by Carole Ford: Valentine’s Day was drawing near, and preparations were being made to choose the 1959 Valentine Sweetheart for Portales High School. Candidates were Carol Block, Yvonne McBath, Donna Place, Virginia Shaoo, Marilyn Shiplett, Henrietta Stockard, and Karen Stratten.