Jan. 17, 1959

Two brothers from Pennsylvania were caught in the act of burglarizing Irby’s Variety Store at 405 Main. Police said they smashed a window at the rear of the business to gain entry. … Officials announced 359 new homes had been built in Clovis in 1958. … The Junior Bowling League had 35 boys and girls signed up for competition at Playmoor Bowl. … Brooks Jennings, a 5-7 senior from Clovis, was averaging 20 points per game for Eastern New Mexico’s basketball team. … Southern Union Gas Co. was celebrating its 30th birthday.