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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXVII. FOURTH AT LAMAR Aiwuttl Deserted but Still Noisy Lamar Look* Quirt but Doesn't Sound That Way It hus been many years since Lamar hud as few people in it as it did for moat of the time on the Fourth. The people seemed to almost vanish. Over half of them must have been at Queen Beach and half of the balance made up picnic parties at various places in the country. The few that were left iu town, however, were never left for many minutes at a time in doubt ns to what the day was. The well trained anvil chorus of Sunday’s Garage ably assisted by the small boys of the town kept up a racket that would have done credit to a city of a hundred housand. At Queen Beach, however, it looked like lzimar had been transplanted out there for the day. Of course there were hundreds of other visitors from everywhere out there, but you could find most any Lamnrite you wanted somewhere on the grounds. It was the record crowd for this popular re tort. Both Manager Gibson and th- Elks entertainment committee had prepared for a record crowd, but they badly underestimated what they got. Everything in the line of eatabler, drinkables and smokes were sold out cprly in the day. ami large rush orders to town were sent several times but still long before closing time at night there was nothing left in any line to sell. It was a big crowd and a jolly one and everybody seemed to erjoy the occasion. There were concessions sold for all kinds of entertainments, game? and sports and these were liberally pat ronised all day long ami way into the night. There were ,n number of pony races that were n great delight to the crowds and other races and sports all day long. The boats on the lake did a rushing business for hours. The .shady part of the grounds was a gay scene at both noon and evening when the picnicers spread the contents of their baskets out for meals, and a Jolly crowd certainly enjoyed this feature of the day. The game af base ball was not a specially fine exhibition as the groundr were too rough for expert playing but it furnished much merriment. Lamar was in the lead until Pitcher Young got knocked out by * hall hitting him on the head. After his injury Elkhart piled up a big score and won 11 to 8. A light ratn interrupted the game at the be ginning of the seventh inning. The fireworks or he lske front in the even ing were one of the special attractions of the day, and the dunce from 5:30 ui til way into the night was the big gest drawing card of all. The newly organized band furnished high class music all day lone and proved that the success of such an occasion depends largely on having a good band. The members had prac ticed faithfully for the occasion and wore much in evidence all day. To ther.l is due a full measure of th* credit for th>» big success of the .lav. The Queen Beach resort has demon strated its ability to handle the big gest crowds and handle them well .and its reputation is growing rapidly bk the leading amusement resort of the Arkansas valley. Latest Innovation There is nothing new under the sun but the variations on the old things are sometimes almost as startling aa if they were new. bootleggers are such an old institution that even the oldest excavations of past civilizations show evidence of their work, but no body ever thought there was a possi bility of bootlegging newspapers until the Illinois mine war. All Herrin news agencies were warned by' union walk ing delegates not to sell any papers with an account of the murders there so they closed up. The bootleggers then took hold and got a supply of St. Louis and Chicago papers and did a land office business at fancy figures. The public paid dear for the papers they got, but many of the strikers were liberal patrons of the bootleggers. THE PIONEER .NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY ANli THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, JULY 5. 1922 COLORADO REMAINS QUIET Prompt Action by Governor Shoup and Adjutant General Ha in rock Prevents Trouble at Mines Influenced by the apparent success of anarchists at Herrin, Illinois, the striking miners in the various camps ir- Colorado prepared to celebrate the Fourth with a few demonstrations in Colorado that they believed would have the effect of stopping work at the mines, most of which are running with a good force of men, and getting out a supply of coal that will tidet this section over the strike period. Gov ernor Shoup issued immediate orders turning the question of maintaining order in the camps over to Adjutant General Pat Hamrock, and that gentle man acted with such promptness that all attempts on the part of the strik ers to commit crimes were squelched. The only thing left to them in the line of creating a disturbance was the privilege of callngi Shoup and Hamrock names and this they are exercising [in the extremest degree. The air is filled with expletives but they are not ! .«**> destructive of lif" and property as j the explosives that filled the air at : Herrin. The history of the past teach | ***. us that the strikers at Fredericks and the southern coal fields are just | as capable of pulling off such crimes | as those at Herrin, but here as there Ih< y fear the strong arm of the law because they are cowards at heart. There they conrolled the government bui our people can »*e thankful that ir Colorado the government conrols them. In Illinois S. and H. stood for Governor Small and Colonel Hunter; in Colorado th»*y stand for Governor Shoup and Colonel Hamrock—and there’s a world of difference in what the some letters atand for. Colorado is to be congratulated. Call for Republican State Convention Denver, July 3—Call fore meeting of the Republican State Assembly at the Municipal Audtoruim in Denver, at 10 o'clock, on the morning of Wed nesday, August 9, was issued today by George H. Shaw of Fort Collins. Chairman of the Republican State Central Committee. The assembly' will consist of 1.028 delegates, appor tioned among the various counties with those in this district having the following cumber: Baca 9 Bent . ... 9 Kiowa 7 Prowers 16 Apportionment of delegates is based or a rule giving each county two dele rates at large and one additional dele fir.t* for each 200 votes or fraction cart for Shoup for governor at the general election in 1920. County chairmen should mail credentials for delegates to the State Assembly to George A. Crowder, Secretary’ of the Republican State Central Committee. Prown Palace Hotel, Denver, as soon as possible after delegates have been chosen by the county assemblies. Call fora meeting of the Republican State Central Committee in Denver on August 8. one day before the State Assembly, will be issued by Chairman Shaw some time this monh. The Central Committee will hear and de termine any contests in regard to the qualifications of delegates, and such other matters as may be brought before it. Designations for the following state offices will bo made at the State Assembly: One justice of the Supreme Court for a ten-year terra. One justice of the Supreme Court to* fill a four-year vacancy. Governor. Lieutenant Governor. Secretary of State. Auditor of State. State Treasurer. Attorney General. State Superintendent of Public In struction. Two Regents of the State University for the full term. THIS IS A REPUBLICAN YEAR BANK STATEMENTS Luiuar UniL Show Confidence of Citi zens Not Shaken by Recent Failure The statement of the condition of the banks of the country on June 30, has been called by the government, and that of the First National Bank is published in another column. At this .season of the year the banks in the funning secions usually show a less as it is the last statement previous to the influx of money from the sale of the crops. The statements of the local banks are especially significant because it is the first since the recent bank failure and would naturally re flect any panicky feeling that might exist on the part of the people as a result of that failure. On the contrary, however, the statements show that the Lamar people nre not alarmed but are going about their business with full confidence that the other banks are amply able to handle the situation. All the* statements show increases in deposits, r.nd that the bank reserves r.re growing insterd of being depleted by the withdrawal of deposits as might have been expected. The show ing is one that means that bank officers have faced the situation in a manner both conservative and bene ficial to the public. RAILROAD STRIKE With the 1 'nion Leaders Openl) Defy int the Government, the Issue Is Made Simple The action of the government rail way labor board in cutting the wages of the employes about one-third as mush as the other laborers and pro- I oncer* of the country have been cut, ha- be< r. ii. the spirit of open defiance by the leader* of unions. President Hording has stated empha tically that the board represent*: the government in it* action and will have the entire force of the administration behind It. This means that the unions ere forcing the issue direct against the government in hopes of forcing the latter to take over the roAds and thus get them into politics. Ir this* they are sure to meet with disappoint ment. The government took over the roads once, and the experience war such that the people will not stand for any more eperximenting in that line. When any cause or any organ ization take* up arms against the American government that cause or that organization will l*e destroyed and the labor union leaders who are advis ing their members to go against the railway labor board are riding to a hard fall and doing incalculable injury to the laboring men who have been duped into trusting leadership to them This strike is bound to lose and so far has made no impression whatever. If it spreads to the other unions they also will meet the same fete. The strike is one of the colossal mistakes of union leaders. The wages even after the cut are nearly 40 per cent higher than in 1917 while most other laborers are Kitting little more than p* that time and .-:ome even less. No class can expect to be specially favored for long in this country. The greatest need of the country now Is for reduced freight rates and the only way to secure this is to bring labor prices or. the roads somewhere near down to the level of other wages in similar lines. American Toys for American Boys A corporation for the manufacture of toys has recently been organized with a capital of $21,000,000. It will doubtless provide employment for thousands of American workers, with a huge annual payroll. Here is a practical instance of the need for a protective tariff. German ?nd Japan ese toy importations have proved a serious handicap to our own manu facturers, a menace that is constantly growing as the Germans recover from their industrial depression. Only the prospect of adequate protection has encouraged the formation of the new concern. PERFECT SCORE AGAIN Bob McGrath Makes Another Good Try for National Chuntpionidiip The championship shot of the Rifle Club, Bob McGrath, put on his final exhibition for the national fifty yard championship in the afternoon of the Fourth at the rifle range, and if he don’t win it looks «h if he would at least get a certain tie. He not only made a perfect score on his reg ular ten sheets for 1000 points, but kept right on and scored perfect on fifteen more sheets making a total of 2500 points and also he made a perfect on th** 50 extra shots allowed .to settle the matter if the regular sheets fail. Bob’s shots are so near perfect that in the whole hundred shots fired there is only one that is not decidedly a bull’s eye shot. That one shows the cut of the bullet to have cut a small gap out of the centerpiece of the target and according to the manner of marking heretofore practiced counts as a bull’s eye. It looks as if the government would have to give it up if the other fellow does a. well because there would be no end to such a contest. The local rifle club i lade the offer to . end Bob to Denver or Cheyenne to shoot it off in the pre .■■citfe of the other man, but the Sheri dan rifle team and its champion would .noi agree to this CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT | L. C. Howe. Western Manager of A. B. S. Co.. Resigns His Position. Mr. E. C. Howe, who has had charge of the Denver office of the A. B. S. C ompany since the company first started in this valley, and who has been with them since the organiation of the company nearly twe.ity-five years ago, hn.s resigned his position as vice-pres ident and general western manager, end will retire from the Denver office. The past season was the moet disast rous in tin* history of the industry r.rd all the romjvnies suffered alike. Mr. Howe r.ccon!i t.- to the press dis patches objected to the criticisms of; many of the stockholders, who expect <**l their dividends to go on just the same, and decided to retire. Mr. Howe has been well known throughout this valley, ami no difference if there have been points of difference with the grower* of sugar beet* at times, all admit that under his management a great work has been done here for the advancement and improvement of farming in the valey, and that condit ions have improved for all our citizens ns a result. It will be with genuine regret that the people generally will hear of his retirement. Armory Furniture A carload of furniture arrived last week for the new armory now nearing completion. The government shipped in the necessary military equipment for the two companies 'some* months ago and it has been stored here, but furnishings such as tables, desks, chairs and such necessary articles nut be shipped by the state or local organization. The Lions Club took the matter up and appointed Senator J. S. Hasty as a committee of one to go to Denver and secure as much as possible of the furniture from the state’s extra supplies. The Senator with his usual activity promptly took hold of the matter and as a result! nearly a carload of desks, tables, chairs . and other needed furniture is here, ready to go into the new armory when , it is completed. It will be a big help : to the boys of the company in th": tr.sk of maintaining the armory after opening. Destructive Hail Hits Small Area Near Town A hail and wind storm Lasting about fifteen minutes hit Brandon and a r,;nc.ll territory surrounding town. Such r. destructive storm as this one seldom reaches this country. A few wheat fields in its wake suffered greatly. As the scope of the storm was small no big community damage was don**. A rain accompanied it, thus benefit ing spring crops. —Brandon News. NUMBER 5. LAMAR LOSES TWO Baseball Team Hot< Bad Week, Hut Sunday Lame Wua Heal Thriller The Lanvar team lost both itc Sun day and Fourth of July guinea this week, but had he satisfaction of know ing that they helped stage one of the greatest games ever played in tin* valley on last Sunday at Fort Lyon and were only defeated after playing five extra innings. A bunch of fans accompanied the team to the Fort on Sunduy afternoon and were repaid by witnessing a real thriller. The Lumai boys took the lead at the :.tart and were still leading 3 to 1 when the last half of the ninth inning opened For Lyon staged a rally then and put two runs across assisted by an error. In the twelvth inning Hoover inadu a two bagger but .'ailed to touch first base and was sent back by the umpire. As this was followed by a hit that | would have scored him, the decision of the umpire, who admitted he did [ not gee whether the runner touched the base on not, was tho cause of | lutinar losing the game. Fort Lyon mad? one run in the fourteenth imung racking the score 4 to 3. The game at Queen Beach on the Fourth with Klkhart was as ane fan states a crime instead of a game. It was loosely played by both teams as the rough ground made the judging of direction und bounding of balls im possible. The fielding was go ragged that the scorers out of pity refused to chalk up the errors. The following score by innings tella the horrible tale: 1 23460789 Tot Elkhrrt 202010330 11 Lamar 103030100 3 The game was tied twice and for a breathing spell of one inning Lamar was in the lead but that was the best they could do. The Rlkhart boys had more experience chasing jnckrabbits than our boys ami were therefore more expert on fielding those prairie Jump ers. Sunday Lame On next Sunday, July 0. the Fort L> on team will play a return game at Lamar. The line-up will be the I same as for the great game last Sun ! day and all lovers of good sport should I turn out and see that the home team | has plenty of good noisy support It will he a great game and lamuir is [ out for revenge. LAMAR NEEDS HANGAR : Aviation Field Should Hr Equipped to Meet Nerds of Croet* Country Filer* Lieutenant Peck of Fort Sill stopped ,in Lamar !a.;t Saturday evening on his return flight from Denver to the Fort and spent the mght here leaving for home post early Sunday morning. In conversation, the Lieut* mint stated that as far as th** K«»rt Sill aviation corps in concerned it make* no differ cnee. All like Larnar and will stop k< re every time they can, but the many private fliers who are now making trips across the country will only stop where they know there are housing accommodation:. He says un ample hanger can be constructed for about a thousand dollars and that otherwise the landing field here is fine. If this was provided the Lieutenant would ■ see that the Lamar field is advertised ' in ail aviation journals throughout the | country without cost and this would insure a large part of the cross country fliers stopping here as this place is veil located for a stopping point for supplies. The building would soon pay for itself in this way. New U. S. District Attorney Judge Granby Hillycr this week entered upon his new duties as U. S. District Attorney for Colorado. Tin ability of Judge Hillyer in the legal profession needs no recounting in this section where it has so often been demonstrated, and the government i assured of an able and earnest en forcement of the law while he is in charge. The Judge’s host of friends in southeastern Colorado rejoice at his appointment and extend hearty con y rat illation*.