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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXi. HELP PRODUCE FOOD THIS SUM MER Farmer* Who Ha\e Not Responded to Call For Increase in Food Produc tion Urged to Heed Appeal. City and Town Dwellers Should Raise Gardens — Hoys anud Girls Rally ing to Cause Are you a true patriot? You can be a true patriot and effi ciently serve your country in time of war even though it may be impos sible for you to shoulder a rifle ami fight. An uppeal has been made to the farmers of Colorado to plant every acre of land they have, in anticipa tion of a shortage of food next fall* At the same time a call has been sounded to the dwellers in cities and towns, urging them to raise gardens this summer and help in the produc tion of food. How did you answer this appeal ? If you responded, you are a true patriot. If you have not yet taken some steps to help your country produce food this summer, get busy! There is yet time to help! DO YOUR BIT! Farmers all over Colorado are re sponding to the call, letters being received in large numbers by the extension service of the agricultural college, requesting information about seed, and information upon other subjects. The college stands ready to help just as far as its resources permit, and calls will be answered as rapidly as possible. While a large number of farmers are giving proper attention to the situation, there are hundreds who have not yet responded. Every farmer in Colorado should be enrolled in the work of producing more food this summer. If you are a farmer and have not made plans to this end, make them today, before it is too late. # Do not fear over-production and a consequent low price. There is not the slightest possibility of ever-pro duction this fall—or next fall, for that matter. Just reason it out for yourself. There has been practically no production of food in England and France for the past two years. We have been feeding them. If the war should be terminated today, they can not possibly return to their normal production this summer. They must be fed next winter. Italy has just sent a commission to the United States for the express purpose of arranging for the shipment of food to that country. The United States is now involved in the war. This means a much larger demand for food here at home. Does that look like there could be any over-production ? Vacant lota all over Colorado are being plowed up to make gardens. Are you planting a garden? If you can’t carry a rifle, carry a hoe! The boys and girls of the state are already mobilizing for the fray. Don't let them make you feel asham ed of yourself. The agricultural college has launch ed a campaign to enlist every boy and girl in every city and town in Colo rado in the work of producing food this summer. The college stand* ready to nelp organize and get the work started. The children in the following cities and towns are already “on the firing line:” Pueblo, Colorado Springs. Canon City, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Greeley, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan. Brush. Akron, Otis, Montrose, Ala mosa, Denver and Aspen. Are your kiddies in the "army" ? If not enlist them at once.—Colorado Agricultural College News Notes. At the Tomb of Washington The pilgrimage of the members of the British and French war commis sions, the president’s cabinet and prominent senators and representa tives to the tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon v.-ss unique and im pressive. The tributes to the memory of Washington were eloquent and sincere, but it would do violence to historical facts to intimate that the * TS^V 6 >nE£R NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1917. circumstuncc of cur relations with Great Britain and France in the great war has altered European opinion of Washington. His fame has been se cure for over a century. There was no hyperbole in Daniel Webster’s dec laration over eighty years ago:— “Washington is in the clear upper sky.” When Washington died he was preparing to command an army against France. But when news of his death reached Paris, Napoleon ordered that the standards and flags of the army be hung with crepe dur ing the triumphal procession celebrat ing the Egyptian xpedition, and th*- gala day ended with an eloquent fun eral oration in the Temple of Mars. At the same time flags were lowered to half mast on the English fleet in the channel. Washington had wrested from England her fairest colonies, but this fact did not blind Enlishmen to the realization that Le was one of the greatest of the sons of men. Washington did not escape criticism at home or abroad. He was often as sailed with a malignancy that seems grotesque, in the light of his finished career. The bitterness of faction kept up some of these criticisms in Amer ica to the end, but the only effect was to preserve to ignoble fame the names of his detractors. All his contempor aries worth while in America and in Europe freely conceded his pre-emi nence as a man and as a statesman. His qualities were so admirably blended and his character so symmet rical that adventurous authors have from time to time attempted to prove his gigantic stature a myth but they have miserably failed. A microscopic examination of every surviving scrap of paper bearing on him and his times has demonstrated that he was irre proachable and unapproachable, “the first, the last, the best, the Cincinnati!* of the West.” He was great with the bigness of a sphere and his immensity is comprehended only after r. study of his parts. The British and French visitors honored themselves in their tributes to Washington.—Globe-Dem ocrat. Colorado in Armor Practically every county in the state of Colorado is today fast donning the armor of modern warfare, with the emphasis on the word “modern.” Modern warfare begins with the food supply for the nation and the armies. When the furrows are filled then it is time to fill the trenches, for without the men in the furrows the men in the trenches cannot stand the gaff. The state ways and means commit tee is fast accomplishing the organi zation of the state for the purpose of food supply. Its plans are compre ne naive yet simple. First, it causes to be organized a county central ways and means committee that shall act as the clearing house for the county in all agricultural efforts (luring the war crisis. This committee then names from its members subcommit tees on finance, seed, tractors and labor, live stock, marketing, organi zation and publicity. The subcommittee chairmen at once get in touch with the chairman of the corresponding subcommittee of the state committee and follows the course .napped out by the state body. In this way all of the work in all of the coun ties is coordinated and thereby made to count to the maximum. In a majority of the counties these committees are at work with splendid results; the remaining counties arc expected to be in full swing by the end of this week. The state organiza tion is so comprehensive that < ven the question of marketing the prt.luce of the state, which is under the direction of W. H. Kerr of Denver, is to be look ed after in away that will mean everything to the farmers of the state. The beneficient results already ap parent in the coun ies that are in full organization are so pronounced that it has already become a popular sugges tion that the organization will be Con tinued after the war is over and peace conditions are fully restored. Cooperation such as is being estab lished in every corner of the state cannot help but put Colorado in the van of states, and the continuance of the work now being so thoroughly done would most assuredly mean a continuance of the supremacy of the state. SETTING A HIGH MARK Lainur and Prow era County W ill Make a Patriotic Record Hard to Equal Conscripticn will be the law before another week, and all sections will have to do their share for the coun try, but in the meanwhile Prowers county has set a little old patriotic record that will hardly be equalled by any other section. New York City, right in the danger zone has volun teer enlistments of less than two thousand, Chicago about the same, St. Louis and Kansas City about fifteen hundred each and other places about in proportion. This county, however, has enlisted almost one hundred in th** navy and regular army, and in addi tion is now sure to recruit Company I) up to war strength or 120 men. This will make enlistments of couaidcrably over two hundred men. If other lo calities had done proportionately New York City would now be training an army of one hundred thousand and the full quota of two millions of men would be enlisted. In addition to the large number of recruits, the officers making exami nations stated that Lamar was the on ly place along the lint where money was never mentioned. Most places they have to answer all *«ortn of ques tions about the puy and work, but in Lamar they said the only question was “Can I puss*the examination?” und when usked what branch of the ser vice they desired to enlist in, almost invariably they answered “Where 1 am most needed.” One of our new settlers in the south country, Mr. Pyle, sent three boys to the navy and said he was glad to do his share for the country. One or two other families sent two earh. Capt. E. D. Householder of Com pany D and Sergeant Glen Harvison have been holding meetings to en courage recruiting in Company D und are meeting with great success. The Colorado troop 3 have been ordered tc hold themselves in readiness to mov. at any minute, and it is believed thut they will be n the first division that will be sent to France. All of our boys who want action will do well to get in the home company as they will stand a much better chance to go across the water with Company D than in any other branch in which they can enlist. According to the conscription bill which has just passed both branches of Congress and is now in conference committee thqjJay of private soldiers will be $30.60 per month and board, the highest pay for private soldier:: the world has ever known. The civil war Union soldiers got sl3 per month in greenbacks worth 40 cents on the dollar, and the Confederate soldiers got their pay io. sfcinplasters that re quired two years wages to buy a pound of tobacco. There is absolute ly no danger of Uncle Sam's money depreciating unless the war 1" sis five years longer. Rifle Club Notes Three squads of the Lamar rifle club marched through the rain Sun day afternoon to see Kent Watson off. The company was headed by Judge Goodale. Kent left for Fort Lyon and passed through the follow ing night on his way to the training camp at Chicago, Illinois. At the mass meeting last week, L. Wirt Markham suggested that every place of business in laimar display the flag, and that every citizen wear a small flag. It Is a fine suggestion. Are you a citizen? About fifteen members of the rifle club went to Hartman and took in the patriotic meeting there last Sat urday night. They report a fine meeting. Among those who attended were John White, C. J. Laughlin, Ethan Beavers, R. J. McGrath, Granby Hillyer, Geo. Watson, Harry O'Kane, E. A. Holmstrand, Captain E. D. Householder, W. C. Weager, Sgt. G. L. Harvison. Several of the Lamar boys are mak ing application to attend the officers’ reserve camp at Ft. Riley, Kansas. The camp opens May 15. Those de siring information in regard to this camp should see the officers of the rifle club, as they have blank appli cations and full information. A committee, consisting of Captain Householder, R. J. McGrath and Sgt. Harvison are at Springfield, and will attend u meeting at Two Buttes to night. A mass meeting of the citizens of Lamar was held at the city hall on the evening of April 26, 1917,. The meeting was called to order by A. L. Beavers, president of the rifle club. He announced that_ the purpose of the meeting was to assist Captain E. D. Householder in recruiting his com pany to war strength. Mr. Beavers outlined a plan for getting recruits, and a committee was appointed to arrange for meetings in Prowers and Baca counties and boost for Company D. John White, L. Mer rill Markham and R. J. McGrath were appointed on the committee. J. E. Brownlee, secretary of the rifle club, cnllcd attention to the fi nancial affairs of the club. He show ed that the recruits furnished had cost the club 00 cents each, with no expense whatever to the government. The club's annual dues arc but $1 and he asked for assistance in this line. He asked for S2OO to assist in getting recruits, and a bridge on the roar! to the rifle range. Merrill Markham called attention to the fact that the Boy Scouts needed u Scout Master, and asked that the club assist in getting one. Judge Goodale gave a very patrio tic speech, and gave good reasons why the boys should join Company D. Robert Zeigler tendered the free use of his car to assist in getting recruits. This is one thing badly needed, and those who have cars, and who are will ing to be sent after recruits, should leave word with L. Merrill Markham or with the U. S. Land Office. John White was appointed tempor ary' Scout Master. John White, L. Merrill Markham, and W. C. Weager were appointed as a committee to make arrangements with the boy scouts and select a night for them to drill each week. Roll of Honor The following recruits have been accepted and have gone to join the service: Owen E. Andrews—Co. D. Howard L. Burnham—C. A. C. L. Paul Barnes—Navy. E. Beatty-—Co. D. J. Rand Burger—Signal Corps. Bernard M. Connelly—Co. D. Charley J. Cloutman—C. A. C. Elbert C. Cummings—Navy. Orville J. Cones—C. A. C. Damon C. Curtis—C. A. C. William E. Cruikshank—Aprpentice Seaman. Ira J. Choate—Co. D. E. G. Downing—C. A. C. Ralph E. Franklin—Navy A. S. Clarence O. Faulkner—C. A. C. Albert William Franklin—A. S. Roy Franklin—A. S. Earl F. Gaines—Cavalry. Elzie T. Hagan—Cavalry. Guy E. Hudelson—Navy. A. L. Hudelson—Navy. Addison Hall—Navy. Kent Hopengartner—Tnf. Casby Otis Hill—A. S. Paul H. Hobbs—C. A. C. Nolan Johnson—lnf. James Johnston—Marines. Willard F. Johnson—Navy. J. B. Lennox—Navy. Lloyd C. T*ally—Navy. William H. March—C. A. C. Lester M. McAllister—A. S. B. F. Nichols—lnf. Cecil Overstreet—Navy. Clarence C. Pyle—Navy A. S. Chnrley E. Pyle—Navy A. S. Roy Pyle—Navy A. S. Cecil W. Pocoek—Cav. Walter H. Pope—Co. D. Victor B. Robb—A. S. Joe Roscboon—Cav. Bertie A. Robbins—Co. D. NUMBER 48. Floyd Stephens—Aviation. William G. Stewart—Navy. Giles H. Strong—Navy. Clyde A. Stagner—Cav. Walter Shiuafelt—C. A. C. Ix?stcr C. Southard—C. A. C. Clare L. Smith—Navy. John R. Sharp—Navy. #L. S. Shull—lnf. Jasper L. Tucker— Hosp. App. Charley J. Ward—lnf. A. H. Whitney—C. A. C. Bethel L. Wells—C. A. C. Robert Whitmyor—C. A. C. Charley F. Ward—Cav. Henry H. White—Cav. Robert E. Walter —Army Hospital Corps. Kent A. Watson—Navy Hosp. Ap prentice 2nd Class. James L. White—Fireman 3rd Class. ESd West—Cav. A. J. White—Co. D. Fighting for the Freedom of the Ocean (Air: Marching Through Georgia) By GEO. E. CASE We are going to join the navy, boy*. to light the submarines, We’rq going to show the Kaiser that he’s acting mighty mean, lie’ll find in free America the people are supreme, Fighting for the freedom of the ocean. CHORUS: Hurrah, Hurrah! Wo’re going to the •ea. Hurrah, Hurrah! Our commerce must be free. Recruits will come from every state from Maine to the Pacific sea, Fighting for the freedom of the ocean. We have a kindly feeling for the sturdy German race. But very little confidence In Kings who rule by grace. If they HI set up a republic we will help them any place, Fighting for the freedom of tho ocean. CHORUS: We stand behind our president a hun dred million strong. If he warts a million soldiers lei him pass the word along. We’ll rally round our flag for we're sure we'll do no wrong, Fighting for the freedom of the ocean. CHORUS: Attention, Kean Raisers! An urgent telegram called Messrs. Van Vleet and Kimball back to head quarters and they were unable to be with you Monday and Tuesday to talk beans. However those of you who heard Mr. C. C. Isley Thursday realize that a worthy substitute was provided. Some time within the next two weeks Mr. Van Vleet will again be in the valley and he will bring with him an agriculturist of Trinidad who has had an unusual amount of experience in bean culture. This gentleman wants to meet all of the bean raisers and prospective bean raisers in Prowers county and he will be glad to talk over your problem and to advise as to the best methods to employ in put ting in and caring for your crop. Now make note of this please! If you will write Mr. F. M. Wilson at Hartman, Colorado, during the next week giving the number of acres you expect to put in beans and giving your mail and phone address, you will be personally notified when the farming expert is to be in the valley so that you will not miss seeing him. What with tho war and the general run of high prices, beans should be at a premium this season. Let's see that Prowers county farmers get their full benefit. D-C-D Offers $100 Reward Canadian, Texas, April 26, 1917. The D-C-D Highway Association will pay SIOO for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person, firm or corporation who shall wilfully injure, deface, or destroy any official marker placed along the D-C-D highway. Any information obtained should be communicated at onco to the undersigned. W. A. PALMER, Secretary-Promoter.