Jan. 28, 1912

McCluskey Coal Yard claimed to have the “best and cheapest coal in town.” … Roy’s Cash Grocery was advertising 25-cent brooms for 10 cents. … Clovis was preparing to host a “scientific boxing bout” at the Lyceum Theatre. M.E. Hardy of Clovis was slated to referee the 15-round contest, which was to feature “a clever little fellow” and a veteran who had never “been whipped,” according to The Clovis Weekly Journal. … Kendall Dry Goods Co. was closing out its winter stock. … And George Harold “Cotton” Simms, who helped build the country club at Colonial Park, was born in Panhandle, Texas.