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Pages past — Oct. 18

On this date …

1966: Central Baptist Church of Clovis was in the midst of a week-long revival led by Rev. Fred Hubbs of Detroit. The executive secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention of Michigan was joined by Al and Ivy Walsh of Atlanta, who led the singing.

1954: A Clovis jury was unable to reach a verdict after two hours of deliberating in the case of a couple accused of maintaining a “public nuisance.” Joe Archie and Virginia McKinney operated the Cobra Club at 520 W. First, a nightclub that was protested by area residents during a city commission meeting.

1939: Reasy Tilford Rea of Portales had been named “American Farmer” by the National Future Farmers of America. Officials said Rea was selected from among 207,000 vocational agriculture students in the country.

A new calling …

1970: About 350 worshipers attended White House religious services led by former New York Yankees baseball star Bobby Richardson. The retired second-baseman appeared in 36 World Series games for the Bronx Bombers.

Something extra …

1965: Alexander Food Market in Clovis offered a little something extra with each purchase — Gunn Brothers stamps. The Affiliated grocery store offered double stamps on Wednesdays with a cash purchase of $2.50 or more.

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

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