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FltlDAY. UECKMHEn 24, IB0.
WEALTHY NEW YEAR
THE CHRISTMAS THOUGHT.
There Is a tendency for the popu
lar holidays to lose their original
meaning. Yet always you find an
Inspiring thought there. If you look
below I ha surface.
Tho Chris I ma i gift custom has
many ahsurdills. Too often It tie.
comes a mre swap between people
who feel no strong desire to make
the offering of friendship.
And yet this gift habtt is a won
derful custom It is a very remark
able thing, that at this time each
year, practically all the people drop
for a moment the meesint hustl"
for their own advantage and bet; In
thinking what they can do for some
one else. The fact (hat (hey give
o freely and generously, often to a
considerable portion of their yearly
Income, indicates that human na
ture has In It a wonderful rapacity
for unselfbh action, if it can be d
So the Christmas girt custom
ought not to be abolished. It would
be better, (hough, if people would
give fewer presents to comfortable
friends who need no such remem
brances, nd niako many mora to
those who are in real need.
The persistence of this custom
through SOW years of changing hab
its and social and national upheav
als. Is one more proof of tho tre
mwwUus forces set to work In the
wirld by the advent of Jesus. Who
would hate thought, that day when
the tiny infant was found in that
numuie manger, thai 2090 year
later all the people of the civilized
world would have been so uncon
sciously influenced by the Idsas he
came to Imparl, that they would be
glu to Imitate him even In this small
way. by the making of unselfish
guts to ulliersT
Now if all the folks who have ob
served this beautiful eustnm can
carry out this giving habit all the
year. Hie kind of world that Jesus
ranm lo earth to introduce would
come much nearer to iU realization
. The national family has bien run
ning wiiil. It has plunged into debt
"by living far boyond II means. Tho
fM.nlltf rn nu.rf l I...
YuKUng down it overhead cpendl -
turi'M and adopt habits of thrift and
ecnnoniy on the part of its Individu
al members. j
. Lical and federal taxea have been
sky-rocketed as a result of war ac
Nearly every human effort that
was formerly met by the Individual
has been foisted upon the taxpayer.
The federal government must be
brought lo earth ami a couplo of
.billions cut from the hodfet.
, . Kvery slate must retrench. Thla
is easier said than done, when the
ipromure of officialism I all for ex
pansion. Hut every western state
could pare off a million or two from
It fixed charges.
Tho war over and every pro
ducer and employe cannot be paid
on a tvar I'mo basis of profit.
Taxation has reached the point
wjiero It it tho greatest hindrance
, to Investment and development of
jiext lo tho duly of the Individual
man,, woman and child to save and
accumulate bantr accounts. Is the'
duly of lawmaker to stop (he as
cending scale of public expenditure,
curb (he demand of self-expanding
officialism, and reduce the fixed
chaw of governmnt which bavo
Locarno exorbitant and Industrially
paraiyzteg ud prohibitory.
tho nosloinee at CQlumbus, N. M.
Whereas, the Dili day of Janu
ary marks the day of tho birth of
Iienjsmin Franklin, who, by precept
and rxamplu, became America's
postio of Thrift, and
Whereas, the Young Men's Chris
tian Association, with the support
and co-operation of tho Treasury
Department of the United Stales,
and many commercial, civic and ed.
ucalional organisations, has set apart
llenjamin Franklin' birthday as Na
tional Thrift Day. and has planned
lor tho observance of tho week
January 17 to 53 as .National Thrift
wvek, designed to stimulate the In-
dividual to think straiohl and act
wisely In regard to money matters
In the realms of earning, spending,
saving. Investing, and giving, and
Whereas. It behooves every citi
zen to lake serious thought to lessen
extravagances and waste in order to
slrcngthen I ho character of our
citizenship and that there may be
built up a more staple, prosperous,
mul Iruly American population, and
Whereas, the economic education
al program of National Thrift Week
is well devised to foster these desir
able conditions of thrift- thrift,
not only economic, but also social,
educational, physical end religious;
Now, therefore, I, 0. A. tarra-
zolo, governor of the State of New
Mexico, by virtue of the authority
in me vested, hereby designate (he
week of January 17 lo 23, Inclusive,
"National Thrift Week""
and do earnestly recommend to all
officer of the state, the mayors, and
county officials, superintendents
and teachers of our public schools,
minlstrrs and priest of our church
es, and upon each and every citizen,
'business establishment, ' Industrial
plants, trade, civic or other orgsnl
rations, and all-employes or mem
bers thereof to exert every effort.
Individually and through their local
thrift committee (o make National
Thrift Week a period of construc
tive thought and action, and of eco
nomic planning for everyone with
in their several communities.
Done at the City of Santa Fe. In
the Slate of New Mexico, this 18th
day of December. A. I). IIKO.
Witness, my hand and tho Or oat
Seal of the Siato of New Mexico.
0. A. LAMUZOLO.
'8lte Seal) Governor,
Secretary of 8tato.
A GHATEFUL CHILD.
Little Sammy was generally at log
gerheads with his father, who had a
disagreeablo habit of using his razor
strop in a way that was not In ac
cordance wilh Sammy's view.
One morning after Hie razor strop
had been more than vigorously used
Sammy's motln-r went out Into the
field lo look after her mueh strop
Tu her ln'uii astonishment she
found him fondling a huge goat, for
' WIIICII lie USUBIIy prOfCSSCd B dCCII
1 " 5?,
Why. Sammy darling. It Is nlco
lo see you Mn so kind to poor
Hilly. Why rre you being o gentle
with him today"
Over Samnn face came a leok of
unipeakablo gratitude as ho gave
Iho wonderful gnat another carrot.
"He bulled dad into the pond this
morning," murmured the dear lltllo
rhap," patting hi four-foote I friend
Tlie Unlvcrlly of California, Orad.
nation Division, on November 14th,
at Berkeley, conferred on Mrs. Ed
Lou Walton Tlnklepaugh, Die covet
ed degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Mr. Tlnklepaugh Is the daughter or
Mr. ami Mrs. W. I). Walton. Prior
to entering the University of Call
fnrnla. she was an Instructor in pre
paratory mathematics at (ho N. M.
Agricultural College at Mcsllla Park.
Uefore another wet Chlratmns,
will have come and gone, and il Is
the hope of tho Courier that all
will do 'something lo make life
brighter for someone. It Js not tho
big things always that bring happl
ncas. A pleasant smile and a hearty
handshake don't cost anything but
my, how they do mak a fellow down
and out feci that ho had been born
this cotuMtyi Kttiugn. coLUMntis, New. MixtcA
win i iii.uammr9mm,mmi in i a i.ia n.j.aj.uaM
I Tim rEWTI.E CAN
It li the opinion of Emery Olm-
stead of Portland, ono cf the leading
bankers of the northwest, that It is
entirely In the power Qf the peopU
lb relieve the present money ttrin.
ftecklesi living and extravagance
must be replaced by caro and thrift
bitfore conditions will revert lo n
proper piano and business will re
sumo Its full swine," hodeelares.
"The period of bUslne iilrlharh
ry will bo Juil as long or just As
Short as Wo people- make It Living
at a fast pace musj ijUo wny ',o
economy bfore normalcy sets m.
We should strike a golden mean
In our homo, and neither overbuy
nor underbuy, but should remain
confident of the future and in duo
lime this country will niter Into a
Slate of real prosperity, based upon
sound financial prtaiiplca and' evrry
one will share In this era of rock)
If lh average family of five per
sons will save and bank five hun
dred dollars year for two year,
the Iwenly-bllllnn dollar shell.hole
In our national exchecauer caused
by the world war would bo filled.
All businer and Industries and ex
tensions of public enterprises would
be resumed and tho advlco oMlauker
Olmilrad would provo (ho sagest and
i mul far-reaching utterance of (ho
FAIIMEKS WATCHING N. DAKOTAV
While bank kll over tho country
have been prospering as never bo
fore, an exception Is noted In North
Dakota, where many of theso insti
tution recently alive closed their
door. Those conversant with -the
kind of government existing there
and Its Intimate connection with tho
business of the people will experi
ence no surprise. 1 1 has been freely
predicted from the limo the Non
partisan League came into control
of the North Dakota state govern
ment that disaster for about every
body except Hie league leaders wnu'd
follow. It seems lo have arrived.
Money may ba acquired by a few
through sharp practice, but dm
masses must work for what they
get. Prosperity cannot bo snatched
from the air. If there bo farmers
who still think that tho league Is a
good llilng let them keep Ihelr eyes
on-North Dakota for (ho nex't Iwo
NATION OF Oil. I'SKflS.
As Individuals tho eoplo of this
nation seem to have at last awaken
ed to Iho fact that oil Is about as
necessary to our present day ex
istence as electric light, transpor
tation or the telephone.
Also the public begins to realize
that year of antagonism otT the part
nf public officials toward tho oil In
dustry has not produced oil, hut' on
the conlinry has curtailed prodjic-
uuii uuu uguriij muiuiry.
Public cnUment Jims forced a
chance m our national oil policy
which wilt encourage production
here at home on Ihn one hand ami on
the other hand see that American
capital gets a square deal with lett
er iiui-rrii m inroign lanus.
Failure of our oil sunnlv would
injure this nation more than any
other as we use a much greater
quantity of oil per capita than any
NEW MEXICO MAN ON TIUIL
OF OIL IN KllOZEN jSOKTll
New Mexico is represented In the
latest slamiMslo for oil, that into Iho
McKenzle Itiver country of Alalia.
now a frozen land. A. A. Honors of
Porlalcn. N. M, completed plans for
drilling on land on the McKentio
past summer. While hundreds tare
waning ror equipment and slrug
gllng tu gel transportation inloilho
new field. Itogor has finished. set
Ung up his drill rig and is M loved
to have solved tho problem of4lho
cold by establishing tho first steam
lies led derrick houso on record.
Almost every well In the new Air s
kan field encounter gas at various
Shallow stages, so (hat an open Jlru
of any kind Is impossible. Practi
cally all of tho drlllimr onerallon
have been suspended for Ihe winter
on this account. Ilogrrs capecM hat
hi steam healing plant, safely, re
moved from the urea of the well,
yet operated wilh gas. will solvotlho
pronlcm for him 10 that he may
proceed with his operations
throughout Ihe polar winter. Mr.
fingers Is now on hi way back lo
(he arclic oil field after a business
trip lo New York, where he com
pleted financing of his Alaskan
operations, according (o Idlers', re
ceived by F. a Donncll of Albu
buerque, a business associate.
Tho Courier wUhc you a Merry
Christmas and s Happy New Year,
Ry Rev. Thomas B. flrefory.
,Ciod gives us fact and docs not
tell us why. but Ihe reason lies in
tho fact; bul we oro sura their order
is i ight Emerson.
' In Ihe statement of the American
ago wo have, in ono grand flash,
Iho meaning of the Christmas tlmo
all Is well; tho order or things Is
As Emerson says elsewhere, "Over
every chimney is a star.
The commonplace Is radiant with
the "glory ot flod," and crowning
the darkest experience of life I the
llfchl of a glad expectancy.
Hope springs eternal In Iho human
breast, and no mailer how forlorn
one' lot may seem to be there in tho
midst of il Is tho conviction that
thcro Is a "better tlmo a-comlng,
Tho world and our lire In it Is
too big a problem for us (o put inlu
a syllogism, bul casting logic to the
winds wo fall back upon tho eternal
pronouncement of reason and (he
boul and rest In Iho everlasting
Arms liko the babo on II mother's
Christmas Is Ihe day of confidence
and Joy, on which wo declare a truco
to all worry and fear, all pessimism
and despair, and aro ready to believe
and to bo the best.
II is bad enough lo be a grouch
on any day, but to bo such In Iho
midst of Ilia Christmas season Is a
monstrous treason against tho hoi
licit prerogallvo of humanity,
Ilelolce! And again I say lo you,
rejolcol Such Is the messago of
Christmas. In your thinking and in
your acting put your best foot for
7a t J. Put on your gatu attire and
walk forth liko a king on his way
to the throne.
Said a wise man, "There aro many
things which teach us that success
depends on Ihe aim, not on the
means. Look at tho mark, not on
In tho midst of Ibis Christmas
lime, then, be sure to havo the right
aim. Aim high. II ic Impossible (o
aim loo high. The facts of God are
Infinite in scope, and regarding them
there is no danger of our pitching
our thought loo lofty.
In an Itiflulto universe, wilh an
Infinite Intelligence and lovo at Iho
hend of It, ihoro I abundant room
for our bravest hope to come I rue.
Don't bo foolish enough to Imagino
Hint we can formulate a thought
that may provo to bo bigger and
grander than Iho purpose of God
tho "ono far-off dlvino event to
which Ihe wholo creation moves.'
That were Idiocy Indeed, Hint
even Infidelity nverlownring every
other type of unbelief in its unreas
onable folly and Impiety.
And In the midst of this season Of
rejoicing lako rare and live up tu
the full mea'ure of It spirit. In
your (bought be not a fishmonger
in the marketplace, but rather a god
amongst the other gods on high
Nor bo deceived by the well-mean
Ing bul opaquo-mindvd "authorities
who would today enstavo you to tho
It has Itecn well said thai the cen
turies are conspirators against the
sanity ami majesly of the soul. A
Emerson ihjI Is, "You dare not say
'I think I am' but quote Paul, or
Jesus, or Uacon or I.ocke. Yonder
roses mako no reference tu former
roses. They exist with Ood today,
Wilh the past, as past, I havo noth
ing lodo; nor with Urn future as fu-
turj, 1 llvo now, and will verlfj, all
pl history in my own momsftif
Abraham saw no fairer stars than
Ihostf thai shine for you and me,
and Socrates, and Jesus, and 6L Paul
lived In Iho strength of (he same ex
hautled thought that I walling In
buoy u up and float us on as ocean
float Ihe ships.
It I our privilege (o ho. not tho
echoes of departed Inspiration, but
rather lo be Inspired within our
selvej, rreelvlng al first hand tho
Inoxhaullblo wealth of the epiriL
And let It bo said right hero that
this welti beside which all oilier
wealth Is but as Iho dust In the bal
ance, In within easy reach ol every
ono of us. It cost nothing. It u
AH 2rZ!'f T":Ul P,r,C',"lf,," ,,rrr,fle ,reh,r'
kv ,i . V, ri,er l. .i1,".'1 il"1 ",JuU th0 ""
have II Is just In dcaire iU alibi. The real reason for shinnint
into tho houso (hat is dark and!
IT1I tho completion of
Iho UreaUrtsught New
Mexico In November,
1018, a now departure
in battloshlp construc
tion was made. Naval expert of
foreign countries wero awaiting with
Interest tho launching or the. most
powerful righting craft over con
structed. Tochnlcal export wcro
skeptical as to whether tho electric
drlvo which had proven ao success
ful on the collier Juniper, would
function Just a well on a larger and
The New Mexico l$ two turbine
driven generating units and four
propelling motors, ono generator be
ing capable of driving Die ship at a
speed of ID knots in an 'emergency.
Tho electric drivo has been given II
baptism or flro and has proven vovy
successful. It should give much
pride to the citizens of New Mexico
lo know, that tho first electrically
driven battleship was named after
Ihelr commonwealth. It Is Inter
esting to know thai whenever Iho
great Pacific Fleet puis (o sea, the
four-starred flag Of Admiral HUgh
lledman files high al Ihe mast head
and the Now Mexico leads tho ships
to the cpen sea.
The New Mexico has a displace
ment of 32,000 tons and Is C2i feet
long. Her 12 fourteen inch and 21
fivo inch guns arc of the latest de
sign and' caliber. Already some very
excellent records havo been mido by
the crew during target practice This
great ship burns oil exclusively and
is very economical In fuel and wa
Perhaps a little article written by
a member of the. crew end printed in
(he ship s paper best Illustrate the
spirit prevailing among'JJio members
of (he crew and show jul why wo
iiunii me .cv .Mexico is one or tho
liest ships In Iho Navy todsy.
Tho Intorttstlng article follows:
I,et' (!o, New Mcxlcof
Tills Js the slogan of Iho rising
spirit of pride and achievement
which is manifesting Itself every
whero aboard the wonder battleship
New .Mexico. "Let' Oo, New Moxl
col" And woo unto Iho member of
cold tho sweet light of heaven I
over walling lo enter. Fling back
the blinds, lift the shades and tho
sunshine rushes in liko a flood of
gold. . Even so, we havo bul lo open
the mind and the tlmughl that Is
brighter than Iho brightest sunshine
will flood all Iho darkened cornors
of our life.
And this light of lights Is allium,
mcd up in twu words faith and love
falih In God and lovo for ono an
I cannot understand alt about tho
"mighty ninzo" In tho midst of which
I find myself; I am mado strong by
the deep, uncompromising convic
"Fierce though tho fiends may fight,
And long tho' Iho angels hldo,
I know thai truth and right
Have tho unlverio on Ihelr ldo."
So I will rest In Ood, looking ever
on Iho bright side and loving my
Such is tho Christmas message.
Tho ileamer Tuscan Slar arrive.!
In Now York with a cargo of 133,000,
(KK) eggs from Hankow, China.
Hn UMWh" m n. piiun majority of whom
f having theso eggs tdHKe ,.,- 'chrlslma. mLi ..Tf
them as tho jjEatJectof American
hen. Cluaeso eggs tin broken bo.
N""" being exported. They aro then
frozen into a solid mass, sometimes
icramiiicd, ortcn wilh the yolk and
It would drlvo h retail dealer mad
to sell ueh a product lo tho canny
woman with a market baskeJ, in Iho
Cliineso eggs go lo bakcrlci and sim
Family-lamp philosophers will
wonder why Iho Chinese do not ex
port (heir eggs wilhaut breaking
(hem, and cnler Into cken competi
tion for our houaehald patronage.
Tho Chinese exporter explain thai
egg In Iho tholl break very easily
In ocean shipment and that it would
no a uisireislng problem If, say, 138,,
000,000 rffes col h ml i-n in ,..
eggs "m the knock-down" u that!
IDAV, T)RC?MRRH 2 4, 19W.
tho cnglaocr force who would liy
lo Ihrow any kind of mbnkeywretiJM
Into our machinery. Twice woo lo
any member of Ihe deck force who
would dro In swing a dirty wa4i
acnlnsl our Tmmaculato side.
Thrfco woo unto any Individual who
would seek to undermine our mory
ale by slurs and slander against our
fair name. Tho spirit or conquest
Is In Ihe air. and team work Is llie
scerel of our success. Half of .us
havo enjoyed an outing at Camp
Now Mexico, half of us have been re
freshed by leave or furlough homty
and al of us aro ready for tho fray ,
In any lino of endeavor.
In alhlellci we havo (ho besljiaso
ball team on tho Pacific, ifio. "mak
ings" of Iho bcsl crew, tint best
boxers and wrestlers In tho flcetM
men already for the foolbalf learn,
and Iho loyal support of every rI
blooded man nboard hlp. '"
In general cfflclcncr, our big guns
have proven Ihelr prowess, oSn5lJ
arms have been Jiandled wlthTifi
ability which gave u an unusual
number or sharpshooters and export
riflemen and our engineer havo
won tho coveted "E," our general ap
pearance Is Improving steadily, and
our motor boat and motor sailors
aro fast approaching tho Ideal In re
liability and appearance.
Hut it Is Iho general spirit of
cheerfulnrss, co-operation and con
centration that we have made 'our
biggest stride. Tills Is cvldenUy'by
boosting Instead of knocking, sing
ing Instead of swearing, re-enlisting
Instead of deserting, working Instead
of shirking, and prido Instead 'of
"Let' no, New Mexico!" Let us
foster tho spint which wilt make
Iho flagship worthy of her place not
only al tho leader of Iho fleetTb'ul
ns ho leader In all activities which
are worth while. Let us mako il un
popular ror tiny man In attempt to
damper our ardor or sow seeds of
discord or dissatisfaction among us.
Let's go after all Iho trophies (hat
aro offered, and let us go after tho
finest trophy of them all na un
challenged record as Iho finest ship,
and the happiest crew afloafon any
seal "Let' Oo. New Mcxlcol"
Chinese egga aro much smaller than
those from American fowls and
would not appeal lo tho housewives,
particularly those who often won
der If II wouldn't be fairer (o sell
eggs by weight.
The American hen Ins Ihe tcuo
American spirit and lays (he big
eggs. No wonder ' she cackle so
fiho has a right to mako a nolso
when she know that her egga not
only heal (ho world In lj but ioll,
cs In Columbus during tho pait'weck
for nearly a dollar a dozen.
From all over tho country come
reports of the ilaekenlng 1n busi
ness being written by flro 'nsuranco
.companlci In Jaddltlon ianeclfa
tlon of risks, IhreaU-nlu 'o bring
November premiums down lo a re
markably small total.
Theso cancellations in many In
stances are made by Ihn, Insurance
companies, who aro closely watch
ing the falling marked, and Ihe de
creased valuci of buildings, espec
ially those of framo construction,
thai decline in value u tho lumber
goous long ago at lop prlcej, havq
mado new arrangements for spring
purchase and as a natural conse
quence merchandise stock are wfth
out exception the smallest carried at
Ihls season for many years.
The cost of Insurance is on an ab
solutely pre-war tails and has been
since tho clow of tho war. It'll tho
only Industry that can boast of sueh
a record. t .
Surplus prorils from Increased
business during tho war wero 'put
Into reserves and surpluses, rather
(hen Into dividends, lu order;, that tho
companies migm uo in a strong' po
sition to meet iho Increaso in fire
losses which Ihe)' know Would como
during a deflation period.
Now la a mistily good tlmo for
' iho YnsuVanoo
Industry wl inny new problems.
n i,.. . m
stale legislature and regulatory
pay its lozat and protect tho public.