Portales past: March 20, 1944

March 20, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Kenneth Livingston, principal at Portales Junior High School, is trying to keep business under way today by teaching two classes, and at the same time, he is worrying what is happening to a third class. Three teachers are absent today, and there are no substitutes available.

Portales past: March 19, 1950

March 19, 1950: The Portales Daily News: This week’s $3 news tip award goes to O.J. Stewart of Portales Steam Laundry for his prompt telephone call about the wreck of the Santa Fe freight train.

Portales past: March 18, 1962

March 18, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: The Portales High School track team proved the “better late than never” rule quite conclusively Saturday as they took second place in the opening meet at Tucumcari, in spite of a delayed arrival that left them out of the first five events.

Portales past: March 17, 1944

March 17, 1944: The Portales Daily News: 1st Sgt. Harold L. Woodward, son of Mrs. C.W. Woodward of Portales, has won the right to wear the world famous wings and boots of the U.S. Army volunteer paratroopers, World War II’s most feared warriors.

Portales past: March 16, 1962

March 16, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Texas Western College won its 10th of the last 11 golf matches Thursday afternoon from a spunky Eastern New Mexico University squad, which went down 6 1/2 — 5 1/2 at the Portales Country Club Golf Course.

Portales past: March 15, 1950

March 15, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Oil leasing in the Elida area took a sudden spurt today, with 32 instruments filed in the city clerk’s office.

Portales past: March 14, 1944

March 14, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Civilians in the area will soon be able to buy dried apples and currents, said Ted Tenorio, area supervisor of the WFA’s office of distribution.

Portales past: March 13, 1962

March 13, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Transwestern Pipeline Co. has appealed to the United States Supreme Court a judgment calling for the payment of more than $40,000 in damages to nine Portales Valley farmers.

Portales past: March 12, 1950

March 12, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Several thousand empty milk cartons were destroyed by a smoldering blaze in a sheet-iron shed behind the New Mexico Co-op Creamers Saturday morning.

Portales past: March 11, 1962

March 11, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Ad from Turner’s Dept. Store: dress heels, $6.99; ladies summer shoes, $3.98; ladies large Pixies, $3.98; and a 3-button coachman brunchcoat in 100% wash-n-wear cotton, $5.95.