Aug. 12, 1942

The Clovis News-Journal reported Senora Jertrudes Arguello, 118 years old and believed to have been the oldest women in the United States, was buried in Clovis. … Maj. Gen. Robert Olds, commander of the Second Air Force in Seattle, said Clovis would be the recipient of one of three super airdromes used for super planes in blind-flying tactics. … Clovis beauty pageant contestants competed in the state finals for the honor of being crowned “Miss New Mexico” at the State Theatre.