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Pages past, Nov. 1: Remembering when vitamins tasted good


Last updated 10/31/2020 at 2:58pm

On this date ...

1975: The Roosevelt County Fairgrounds was the site of 10 million pounds of grain that had overflowed from full elevators at Worley Mills.

“Properly stacked, there is little risk of damage to the grain in the open,” the Portales News-Tribune reported.

October had ended with .17 inches of moisture - “perfect for harvesting grain,” the paper reported.

1965: Postal authorities were investigating complaints that mail from a Clovis serviceman in Vietnam was being mutilated.

The parents of Max Viasana, 23, said several letters from their son had been torn into small pieces, then placed back in the envelope and resealed.

Officials said they believed someone in Clovis had been tampering with the letters.

1960: Jerry Taylor of Portales had edged Robert Curtis of Portales to win the Portales News-Tribune's weekly football contest.

Both missed three games, but Taylor was closer on a tiebreaker.

Taylor received $7.50 worth of gift certificates from local merchants. Curtis received $5 in gift certificates.

Kids love ’em …

1965: A newspaper ad claimed “kids love to take Meltamins Jr. because they taste so good, yet they're sugar free!”

The ad reported Meltamins Jr. contained 11 vitamins with B12, plus iron and “true liver concentrate.”

Cost was $3.29 for a box.

New owner for Red’s …

1930: A.B. Castle had sold Red's Café in Portales to J.A. Harleson, who was moving to town from El Centro, Calif.

Harleson planned to “manage the café practically in the same manner that was used by Mr. Castle,” the Portales Valley News reported.

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