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1947: The Clovis News-Journal classified advertising section featured ads for “male help wanted” and “female help wanted.”

Jobs for males included cab driver, mechanic and ranch manager.

Jobs for females included waitress, feminine apparel sales and child care.

Skeen’s Dry Cleaners, at 213 W. Seventh, was seeking an experienced “silk blocker,” male or female.

1947: Two rural Roosevelt County schools had hired new principals.

George Yarbrough was the new principal at Causey, succeeding Mayo Yarnell who taught during the emergency war years but was returning to the operation of his farm.

J.A. Conway was the new principal at Rogers, succeeding Freeman Epperson, who resigned after 10 years.

1947: Kenneth Allen announced he’d sold his interest in Clovis City Cab Co. and was once again driving for Yellow Cab.

“I will appreciate my friends and patrons calling 429 when you need prompt and safe cab service,” Allen said.

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