March 27, 1927

The Clovis Journal reported four trains bearing more than 4,000 marines were expected to pass through the city on their way west and ultimately to China. The newspaper did not report the exact time of the trains’ arrivals. … The Clovis Journal offered this commentary atop its front page: “The fate of the cotton farmer was sealed when the ladies decided their hose must be silk all the way.” … Pre-Easter specials at Roden’s department store included gingham in checks and stripes for 7 cents per yard.