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Pages past — Nov. 8

On this date ...

1969: New Mexico House Speaker David Norvell had been dropped from the list of dignitaries invited to participate in Clovis’ Veterans Day Parade because of his stand on Vietnam. Norvell had called the war a “monstrous error” and demanded President Nixon live up to promises to halt the fighting. Norvell said he was sorry Clovis parade officials had taken back their invitation, but said, “I cannot justify the loss of more lives.”

1960: Roosevelt County voters cast a record 5,929 votes, representing 78 percent of those registered. The old record was 5,586 set in 1952. Voters favored Richard Nixon over John Kennedy in the presidential race, 4,037 to 1,761. County voters also approved an $8 million state institutional bond issue.

1933: Helen Hockenhull of Clovis, daughter of New Mexico Gov. A. W. Hockenhull, had been nominated for queen of the yearbook of Colorado Women’s College in Denver.

Go figure ...

130: Members of the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Association who attended an annual fall convention at Cannon Air Force Base in 1972. The association’s convention coincided with an FBI firearms training school at the base’s small arms range.

Price check ...

1960: Frank’s University Food Market, at 1031 W. Second in Portales, offered chuck roast for 49 cents per pound, Shurfine lemonade for 10 cents per can and sugar-cured bacon squares for 29 cents per pound.

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

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