Pages Past — Feb. 1

On this date …
1969: 1969: Clovis native Charles Guthals was a candidate for Clovis’ school board. The father of three had a bachelor of science degree from Eastern New Mexico University. “Please give me your support,” he asked in a paid political ad.
1965:  Cannon Air Force Base’s 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron had taken first place in the Tactical Air Command’s Match Point V competition. The team recorded the most points in the history of the competition. The meet was designed to test and compare the professional qualities of intelligence briefings, flight leadership, teamwork, accuracy, tactics and forward air controller actions. Each team flew two missions, armed with rockets, 200mm ammunition and napalm tanks loaded with sand.
1954: Eldon Burk of Clovis, a 126-pound novice entry, defeated George Williams of Cannon Air Force Base to open the fourth annual regional Golden Gloves boxing tournament. The National Guard Armory hosted the competition.

In national news:
1971:  The national treasurer for the NAACP said FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was a “vicious racist,” United Press International reported. Alfred B. Lewis, a white man, said, “When he (Hoover) says the Black Panthers are the most dangerous group in the country and doesn’t include the Ku Klux Klan, which has killed countless hundreds of people, well that’s just a racist statement.”

Home stand …
1960: As a result of the late completion of the new Elida gym just a week earlier, Coach Bob Miller announced several schedule changes. The District 6-B Tigers would play at home for the next two weeks, hosting Farwell, San Jon, Texico and Melrose.

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