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Pages Past — Sept. 27

On this date …

1962: The Clovis city commission instructed its city attorney to draw up a curfew law aimed at juvenile delinquents. About 30 businessmen led the drive for the curfew. One said he’d sustained a $6,000 financial loss due to late-night burglaries. Juveniles were accused of pulling a man from his car on Main Street and beating him up. Police Chief Loyd Niece said his department was woefully understaffed with just 22 officers.

1957: Mrs. F.H. Woodard, of 505 E. Heman St. in Tucumcari, received the keys to her new Edsel, won in a Safeway Stores, Inc., contest. Tucumcari Safeway Manager Bob McDaniel made the presentation, featured on the front page of the Tucumcari Daily News.

1947: Clovis radio station KICA began moving from its former studio at the corner of Fourth and Main streets to its new building at Sixth and Pile.

That’s entertainment …

1974: Drive-in movie options for Clovis included Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” at the LaFonda and “Ride in a Pink Car” at the Yucca. The Lyceum on Main Street offered a double feature — “Relations” and “Cry Uncle,” both rated X.

Quotable …

“The friendliness of all the ENMU students, the instructors, everyone I have met, has convinced me that the people of the United States are sincere in their desire to be a friend of other countries.” — Kurt Cuddal, one of two German

students enrolled at Eastern New Mexico University in the fall of 1950.

Pages Past is compiled byEditor David Stevens. Contact him at:

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