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The Lamar Register
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
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
If you have not yet taken some
steps to help your country produce
food this summer, get busy! There
is yet time to help!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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)
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.
Hurrah, Hurrah! Wo’re going to the
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.
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.
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
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.

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