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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXV. Lamar’s Big Carnival Begins Tuesday and Lasts All Week- Given for the Benefit of the Local Post of the American Legion. The big Clarence A. Wortham shows which have been appropriately culled the “Traveling Coney Island’’ are com ing to this city to stage the big earn ival for the American legion, Lamar Post No. 71. They will be here for five days, opening the engagement Tuesday night, July 27. On the grounds they cover more space than any circus on the road, yet they are distinctly a dif ferent kind of show, and one in a niche of their own making, with many imitators and no compettors. The Clarence A. Wortham shows set the pace for all others, and they come **Or»r the Falla," the greatest ride of the century, which cornea with the Wortham Shows to this city having established a won derful record, to which others have aspired and none have reached. In January, 1919, the shows' started from Los Angeles, California, on their trip east, which was expected to end about the last week in November of last year. Such shows like circuses, go into winter quarters. But not the Wortham shows. At the Cotton Palace Exposition, the big Texas fair that is held at Waco, Mr. Wortham decided to try out the balmy Pacific Ccwst and see what he could do with his mammoth i;hows in a field that others had tried and fail ed. He augmented the then biggest carn ival company with ten additional car loads of equipment and sent them on their way. They have never missed a week since 1919 and every where they visited they were welcomed by the community and were hidden a welcome when they came again. One of the achievements of the shows was to suc cessfully negotiate the north Coast of California to Eureka, which city is so remote that shows seldom come that way. None as big as the Wortham shows were ever there before. At Eureka, in spite of gasoline shortage, the surrounding country poured in its volume of amusement lovers and they declared the shows were worth going one hundred miles to see. In California the shows ex hibited for two weeks in San Diego, Los Angeles, in the heart of San Fran cisco, and in Oakland. An estimate of the caliber of the shows can be obtained by the fact that the Aahems Shrine, of Oakland con tracted the shows in the first instance for one week. It was so well satisfied that it demanded a return engagement and this was given the week before he shows started north to Eureka. They have been since working their way East to meet their engagements for the big fairs to be played this fall. Hence Lamar is lucky in having the big aggregation stop here for five days in their pilgrimage toward the Miasiasippi At the conclusion of the California all-winter tour the Wortham shows be mrvt familiar from the coast to coast THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 21, 1920. and from Northern Canada to the At 1. 'tic and the Gulf in which sect'-o.is they were known before they visited the far west. The shows consist of thirty-five cars. These haul twenty shows, five new riding devices, among them— " Over the Falls,” which was the world’s record breaker at Coney Is land last summer, and which is the only one transported over the country with any traveling organization. Among the attractions with the shows besides Over the Falls are: The big three ring wild animal show and circus; the Mamie Show, the first | musical comedy company under canvas 'to have its own lighting plant; the big monkey circus, which fully delights the litle folks and makes their elders forget dull care; The Whip, a swing ing novelty riding device made up of parts of all others; The Diving Girls 'shows, introducing Pauline Black and her wonderful trained seal that per forms tricks under water; The show of Wonders, filled with novel and en tertaining features; the biggest port able auto drome in the world, with riders of recognized reputations for speed and daring; the automatic sub marine, which cruises and dives in a tank built especially for it; the Hawai ian show, with native singers and danc ers; The Barrel of Fun, a luugh mak ler long to be remembered; The Frolic, a novelty ride without an equal; Gowdy’s Ten-in-One, which is Bluey ’ Bluey, the world’s famous midget magician; the Big Eli Ferris Wheel, the largest on the road; Wortham’s Circus Band, gathered from circus, army and naval talent; and last but not least, Miss Alyne Potter, the so prano who sings with the band every day. On its trip to the Pacific Coast the shows left such a favorable impression that they were bidden welcome should they come again. This is the show the American Legion will present to this (community. Wool Market I Leitch’s Bleat, one of the leading i wool market papers, says the present i absolute stagnation of the wool in- dustry, is due to laws which permit the ' importation and manufacture of shod ,dy withaut any distinctive marks or I hindrance of any kind. The manufac | turers are able to put it out as “all wool” under the law and make the public believe it is virgin wool instead of respun shoddy. The present reve nue law permits its importation with ; out restrictions and the manufacturers are able to substitute it for new wool, thus increasing their profits without 'giving the public the benefit of reduc ed prices. The six hundred million ; pounds imported last year caused the tying up of one billion pounds of virgin wool Id ha warehouses. SPENDING THE MONEY Ho** the Democratic Administration Showed Its “Hatred" of the Trusts. The democratic administration dur ing the war period is a joke to any one except those who have to pay taxes—to them it is a tragedy. Elect ed on a platform pledging hostility to the trusts, it appointed Barney Baruch us purchasing agent to pay out the greatest sums of money ever given u liuman being to spend in all the his tory ol' the world, and Burney has spent lus life feeding in the trust trough. We published a few samples of the way in which he provided for the cavalry horscß last week. Here are a few of his terrible whacks at the trusts. He bought, and held as a reserve, from the fertilizer trust four million tons of nitrate. When the war was over did they sell it out to the fann ers at a reasonble price ? Well, hard ly! They gave it back to the fertiliz er trust to sell to the farmers. The Curtiss Co. built 7000 planes for the aviation department and were paid $3,000 upiece for them although none were completed in time to be of serv ice in the war. The wur department pul the impossible price of $2500 on them for sale to aviators and after a short time, although many offers of SIOOO to S2OOO had been made, sold them all buck to the Curtiss Company for SOOO each. A powder plant was constructed in Tennessee at a cost of ninety million dollars and after the war was over a cement boulevard constructed around A at a cost of nearly ten million. When this was completed the entire plant .vas put up at auction and sold to Du Fonts for $1,500,000. It produced no powder for the war. The powder plant at Nitro, West Virginia, was constructed at a cost of over sixty million dollars, and although it never produced a pound of powder, it was put up along with ten million dollars w’orth of cotton and other mov able property and sold to the Hercules Powder Co. for $£,551,000, most of which was in deferred payments to be paid out of future government con tracts. The Ordnance Department spent more money than it cost the Lincoln administration to win the great Civil War, and this is what they got on the firing line for it: Enough of two kinds of shells to last our batteries one-half hour 89 antiaircraft mount trucks. 4a of the 4.7 inch guns. 4b carriages for these guns. 24 of the 8 inch howitzers. 24 carriages for the same. And they had a year and a half to do it. Goes Batty A rancher by the name of Thomason living on the head of Willow Creek has been showing signs of going bat ty for several weeks, his principal de lusion being that his neighbors are all trying to poison his stock. He ran amuck on Monday afternoon and after first assaulting J. F. Triaka turned later on Bud Tanner and attempted to beat him up with a hammer. The head of the hammer was loose and flew off. Joe Conklin acted in the capacity of innocent bystander and caught the hammer on his head. He didn’t offer to go up at the chautauqua last night and let the phrenologist feel his bumps. After missing Bud with the hammer the enranged man at tempted to draw a gun, but was seized by OfTicers Daniels and Rhodenbaugh and taken to the city jail where he is still locked up. Republican Committee Meets The republican county committee met on Monday and issued a call for a republican county assembly to meet at lamar on August 2. The precinct assemblies will be held on Saturday. July 31, at 2 o’clock P. M. The coun ty assembly will elect delegates to the various state and district assemblies and designate- candidates to contest before the September primary elec tion for the various county off Icm DAIRY MEETING Meeting of Farmers and Buniness Men t ailed for Next Monday Evening. The Umar Y. M. B. A. has called another meeting of farmers and busi ness men interested in the dairy in dustry for next Monday evening at the high school auditorium. The com mittee will report at this meeting what progress has been mode and such steps will be taken as are necessary to assist in the promotion of the growth of the industry. Much interest has been aroused since the last meeting and the pro spects now seem much brighter. A number of farmers have agreed to re sume milking who had discontinued some time since and many new ones are showing an interest.* The Holly farmers and business men are agitat ing the putting in of a milk station at Holly which will greatly increase the supply from that station. As a pointer on whether by care in selecting and caring for a herd the industry can be made to pay here the last report of the state dairy associa tion is valuable. It shows the state’s highest cow und highest herd are at the A. B. S. Center Farm, and the average for the entire local testing association equals any in the state and is better than any but Johnstown. It also shows the average feed cost to be lower here than any other section of the state. Surely if there is money at all in the dairy industry it ought to be made here. The government statistics show that there is money in it as the dairy sections of the coun try are the richest of all the farming communities. Disabled Service Men in Training for New Jobs. Washington, D. C., July 10.—In a statement issued by the United States Civil Service Commission it is said that the rehabilitation branch of the Federal Board for Vocational Educa tion has nearly 50,000 inen in train ing to overcome the handicaps result ing from war injuries and thereby to become again self-supporting. A large proportion of these men are in training in commercial, trade, and agricultural schools. It is stated that training assistants qualified in these branches of education are urgently needed by the vocational board in or der that the work may be properly supervised, followed up, and connected with satisfactory employment outlets. It is said that a large number of posi tions can be offered to properly quali fied persons at initial salaries not in excess of $2,400 a year. Applicants must have an education equivalent to graduation from a stand ard high school, and in addition not less than two years’ training in col lege or normal school. An additional requirement is at least one year’s ex perience in teaching in a high, agri cultural, or industrial school; or in trade, industry, or agriculture; or as commissioned officer in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps. The Civil Service Commission states that it will receive applications for these positions until further notice. Sugar Beet Day The enterprising business men of Wiley have decided to have an annual celebration to be called "Sugar Beet Day.” The exact date has not been fixed but it will be in September be fore the State Fair committees have been appointed and plans are rapidly taking form to make it one of the big state events. Steps are being taken to safeguard the name so it will not be used by other towns and the citi zens of Wiley and vicinity can be de pended upon to make the day rememb ered by all who attend Looks Bad for America After holding the yacht supremacy for two-thirds of a century it now looks like America will have to pull down the flag and let the champion ship cup go back to England. No na tion's seamanship though could be proof against the blighting effects of Josephus Daniels and the La Follette seamans’ bill. NUMBER 7. LAMAR LOSES ONE Team Make* Hard Fight But Just Can’t Win Always. After winning nine straight games the Lamar team was once more forc ed to take the small end of a 3 to 1 score last Sunday before a big crowd of spectators. The team defeating them was credited to Ordway but was gathered from all sections of eastern Colorado and western Kansas. The local team mude a game fight and when time was called at the close of the ninth inning on account of rain the score was 1 to 1. After a short intermission the play was resumed with Lamar in the field. Feebeck, who had been pitching air tight ball all through the nine innings had cooled off during the nan and before he had a chance to get warmed up again two runs crossed the plate and these won the game. Among the visiting players were Lindner and Helbeck of Holly. The team goes to Trinidad for next Sunday’s game and Holly w d play here the following week. The Umar team will probably be one of the en tries in the state contests. CHAUTAUQUA OPENS Week’s Program for Vfternoon and Evening Entertainments Now Under Way. The annual chautauqua course be gan in lamar on Monday afternoon and is now being held both afternoon and evenings. The course is Just a six-day one this year and will close on Saturday evening. The attendance so far has been very satisfactory and there is much interest manifest in the daily entertainment. “Nothing But the Truth,” which comes tonight, is expected to be the record maker for this year's program. Senatorial Candidate Here Sam Nicholson accompanied .by N. N. McLean visited all sections of the valley last week boosting his campaign for the republican senatorial nomina tion. Mr. Nicholson has long been In terested in the valley as he was one of the original promoters of the Holly Sugar Co., which did much to put the -ugar beet industry on Its feet in the valley. He is particularly interested at present in protecting the water .shed of the Arkansas us he says the denuding of the mountains around his home city, Leadville, has materially decreased the water supply of the riv er. The snow formerly held in place by the timber is now drifting away. Work and You Work Alone S»rik«* *nd the world strikes with you, work and you work alone; our souls arc ablaze with a Bolshevik • raze, the wildest that ever was known. Groan and there’ll be a chorus, smile and you make no hit; for we’ve grown long hair and we preach despair, and show you a daily fit. Spend and the gang will cheer ycu, save and you have no friend; for we throw our bucks to birds and ducks and borrow from all who’ll lend. Knock, and you'll be a winner, boost and you’ll be a frost; for the old sane way of the pre war days an- now from the program lost. Strike and the world strikes with you, work and you work alone; for we’d rather yell and raise blue hell than strive for an honest bone. Rant and you are a leader, toil and you are a nut; ’twas a bitter day when we pulled away from the old-time worka day rut. Wait and there’ll be a blow up, watch and you'll see a slump, and the fads and crimes of these crazy times will go to the Nation’s dump.— New York Sun. Wanted—$100 Worth Circulars have been received in La mar from the Bums detective bureau at Denver offering SIOO for informa tion leading to the capture of Rev. Arthur Vaughn, formerly a popular pastor of Lamar The circular con tains a good description and picture of the Rev. “itinerant” as it styles him but does not tell for what he is wanted further than that it is a felony. Rev. Vaughn wa* located hers about fifteen years ago and was a very P°P* ular young man at the time.