April 16, 1953

The annual Red Cross fund drive had collected $9,392.63. Officials were hoping to beat the record of $10,017.77 set in 1949. They’d already passed the previous year’s total of $8,961.28. … Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming were starring in Tropic Zone at the Sunshine theater. … Workers were installing 1,566 seats in Clovis’ new junior high school auditorium. … And Clovis City Commissioner Len Vohs was born in Clovis.