Federal officials, concerned about supplies for soldiers during war time, announced Curry County residents would be eligible to buy 17 new cars during March, April and May. The state was allowed 320 new cars during the three months. … A daily 11 a.m. whistle marked “the minute for prayer and meditation” in Clovis. … Joe Palooka, Alley Oop and Red Ryder were popular newspaper comics. … A bottle of Coca-Cola cost a nickel.