May 20, 1943

The Clovis junior high school gymnasium was scheduled to host graduation ceremonies at 8 p.m. with 132 candidates for diplomas. Students Rodney Calvin and Lyllie Pearl Alexander coordinated the program, which did not include a primary speaker. … Clovis Food Market at 10th and Main streets was encouraging customers to “get the most out of your ration coupons.” Three large boxes of Corn Flakes cost 25 cents. … The W.W. Hunnicutt garden at 1205 Pile won a Clovis News-Journal “victory garden” contest and $5 in war stamps.