Oct. 12, 1942

Sadoth Chavez pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Felix Bass, a former sailor from Littlefield, Texas, after a fight that resulted from a crap game near Melrose. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez was urging Curry County residents to go after federal funds when the federal government announced it was providing $5.5 million a year for roads in New Mexico. … The Harris Beauty Academy, located at 222 W. Fourth St., announced it had openings in its school.