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Pages Past — Nov. 14

Nov. 14

On this date ...

1974: For just the second time in the history of the Curry County United Way, volunteers said they met their fund-raising goal. They reached $130,000 only hours before the victory dinner at Colonial Park Country Club.

1968: The Clovis Community College was offering a course in Spanish for students in fourth through seventh grades. Classes, taught by Henry Pena and Marcos Reyna, were to meet three days a week. Cost was $20.

1959: Four Amherst, Texas, residents were killed when their car was hit by a freight train just off U.S. 84 near Sudan, Texas. Three died instantly and the fourth died soon after being hospitalized. The train pushed the car more than a quarter of a mile, officials said.

For those bad-hair days ...

1971: “Giant” (28-inch by 28-inch) head scarves were on sale at Furr’s Super Market in Clovis — five for $1. They came in a variety of solid colors.

Place to be ...

1944: Dorothy Lamour starred in “Rainbow Island,” showing at Clovis’ State theater. “Come to beautiful Rainbow Island,” the movie’s promotional advertising read. “Have a lot of fun and watch the sarongs go by.”

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

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