March 3, 1916

A smallpox scare was beginning to reach “serious proportion,” The Clovis Journal reported. The newspaper did not estimate the number afflicted with the disease but a headline reported “Many avoid quarantine by not reporting disease.” Health officials warned they were considering a ban on Clovis residents leaving town by train. The epidemic was reported under control about two weeks later. … Clovis Bakery was preparing “the things you like.” The roster of goodies included whipped cream puffs, layer cakes, macaroons and a variety of pies, including lemon, apricot, mince and raisin. … Miller-Luikart Motor Car Co. at 114 W. Grand was offering the Dort for $650.