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Pages Past — Oct. 4

On this date …

1973: The Clovis News-Journal’s policy on letters to the editor: “Letters … should be of reasonable length, should be signed with pencil or pen. … Letters will be published with the writer’s name withheld if that is requested, unless the letter concerns an individual or has a personal basis.”

1956: A two-car collision in a parking lot on the 300 block of Pile Street in Clovis marked the 481st traffic accident in the city for the year to date. A station wagon belonging to radio station KCLV struck the rear of a four-door vehicle, police said, but no injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $70.

1954: Demolition of the old, yellow brick courthouse building began in Clovis. “Constructed in 1910-11 to serve Curry County in its infancy, the building is making way for progress, the construction of a new courthouse annex costing nearly $95,000,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Cottle Construction Co. was low bidder on the job and had 180 days to complete the demolition and construction of the new courthouse.

Hungry? …

1976: The Orient, at 908 Pile, featured food from Thailand, Japan, Korea,the Philippines, China and the Middle East. Open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Jim Palmer meets Sandy Koufax …

1966: The Prince Lounge, at 200 N. Prince, invited customers to “Enjoy the World Series in color.” But there wasn’t much time. The Baltimore Orioles swept the LA Dodgers in four games, wrapping up on Oct. 9. The bar’s television also featured college football games on Saturdays.

Pages Past is compiled by Clovis News Journal Editor David Stevens. Contact him at:

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