May 24, 1963

Swift & Co. beef packers were preparing to give public tours five months after operations began. Officials said the plant was spending more than $1 million per month for livestock, supplies and transportation in efforts to provide beef for its customers. The open house was set for May 25. … Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway President Ernest Marsh, a Clovis native, was in town on a railroad inspection tour. … Clovis was home to 243 new high school graduates. … Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” was showing at the State theater.