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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXVII. ELECTION JUDGES (out iui*a toners Appoint Judges for the Various Election Precincts for Next Two Years The commissioners have made the i appointments for election judges for | the next two years for all the precincts in Prowers county. The vote at the j 1920 election was so large that all but two precincts in the county are now entitled to two sets of judges, the re ceiving and counting judges. Only the receiving judges will act at the pri mary election in September, but both sets will be on the job at the regular election in November. The receiving judges hold the election from 7 o’clock in the morning to 7 at night, and the counting judges begin at nine o’clock to count the votes and continue until the job is completed. The re ceiving judges also act as a board of registration in all precincts but the three in the corporate limits of Lamar, Nos. 1,4, 8. These precincts have a special registration under the r.uper vision of the county* clerk who will give special notice of the days and places. The only two precincts hav ing just one set of judges are Webb, Precinct No. 12 and Precinct No. 16. The list of judges follows: Precinct No. 1. Lamar. Receiving Judges Counting Judges C. A. Coker J. D. Spooner J. P. Parrish Glen Kirkpatrick A. H. Filkins H. R. Husted Precinct No. 2. Holly. B. B. Overfield I N. Swafford J. E. Murphy Frank Sears A1 Hoyt R I* Pickett Precinct No. 3, Granada. W. R. Waldo H. F. Lennox H. M. Noble Mrs. Pearl Morris L. H. Kelso E. F. Page Precinct No. 4. Lamar. I. H. Myers Fred Marx C. M. Lee Hayes Williams J. S. McClung A. F. Downer Precinct No. 5, Carlton. Herry Masser Harry Higbee Howard Case J. H. Larrick Elton Leighton L. L. Earls Precinct No. 6. May Valley Geo. Leasure Tom Hoover Lyle McGrath L. L. Van Ginkel Hackett Smart Smllev Irwin Precinct No. 7. WUey. Guy Firebaugh C. H. March W. H. Blossei Ira Fasnacht J F. Rowe C. H. Davis Precinct No. 8. Um*r. Roy Holbert John Y. Brown J. P. O’Donnell R. W. McCloud Florence Hoover Bert Merwin Precinct No. 9. Bristol. S. H. Pickering W. A. Decker J. E. Gordon J. A. Rosebrough Wm. Brumfield H. H. Hunter Precinct No. 10, Star Carl W. Downing A. S. Crowder liewis Karn Mrs. Alsada Karn Lee Franklin Wm. Barrington Precinct No. 11. Hartman. W. E. Sallee F. B. Hittle C. M. Meppler Harold Green H. M. Cox Tho* B* ll Precinct No. 12. Webb. Chas Lewis Frank Lane W. H. Hawes Precinct No. 13. Holly. C. E. Christopher J. S. McMurtrv Walter Holley F. H. Allen C. M. Witty Harry Lee Precinct No. 14. Lamar. J. R. Barnhill Frank E. Strain | C. E. Swink Mrs. Myrtle Tucker J. K. Householder Ora Davidson Precinct No. 15, Lamar. J. A. Rourke W. A. Driskiil Elmer Markham Mrs. Case Broderick Ed. Applegate Madge Greaghe Precinct No. 16. Pleasant Heights. C. A. Sc rutin Geo. A. Atkinson H. J. Blevins Land Inspector Here Dr. L. G. McClain, inspector of farm loans for this district for the Wichita Farm Loan Bank, has been here sever al days this week end left today for Baca county where he will inspect a number of applications He was for merly a resident of Lamar THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPEE. LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1922 BOGART WINS Santa Fc Trail Proves Faster Highs ay Than the Railway. | Chas. G. Bogart, who was scheduled I to race the Santa Fe passenger train I'No. 5 from Garden City to Denver J this morning in order to demonstrate i the splendid condition of the trail, won his race with plenty of time to spare. He passed through Lamar about 12:45, having gained 29 minutes on the hund red miles trip from Garden here. From Lamar to Pueblo he was competing with the fastest part of No. s’s sched ulc and just held his own, leaving Pueblo just thirty minutes ahead of train time. From there on it is most ly uphill and he fairly ran away from the train arriving in Denver at 7:45 one hour and forty-five minutes ahead of his schedule. As the train runs on a thirty-five mile schedule throughout the trip and Mr. Bogart was using a regular stock car and one that had been in service for n considerable time the result of the n.ce proves that all dhe stories that have been circulated about the flood injuring the Santa Fe Trial are malicious and use*! only for advertising purposes by other routes. The fact that a man can beat n fast railway train over a distance of nearly 350 miles is ample evidence that the trail is in fine condition for travel. Incidentally Mr. Bogart wins a few bets on the results. SCOTT CITY BOOSTERS HERE The Belter Milk Cow Club of Scotl l ily, Kansas, Viail Our City and Country The business men and fanners of Scott City, Kansas, have become very much alive to the prosperity that at tends the development of the dairy industry in a farming country and as Lamar and Prowers county has advan ced farther in this line than any other section of the Arkansas valey they decided to come here for u visit to gain pointers for the work of develop ment at home. With this idea in view twelve carloads of them came into our city on Sunday afternoon and spent the night and next day in visiting the Helvetia company’s big plant and the varaious other business concerns of our city, and a number of the finely equipped dairy fnrms of the surround ing territory. These farms are all stocked either with registered or high grade cows, and all are finding the industry highly profitable. C. A. Coker, who was a former Scott City business man himself, was chaperone for the bunch, and what they saw in their two days visit sent them back home greater boosters for better cows and more of them, than they ever were before. Drainage District Hearing Messrs. J. O. Stream, E. H. Gerecke and Harry Noble representing the petitioners for the proposed Granada Drainage District and their attorneys, Hillyer and Kinkaid and Gordon and Gordon, appeared before the board of county commissioners on Monday in the interest of the granting of the petition for the district. Messrs. S. A. Crary, J. W. Overstreet and others interested also were present. The board heard the evidence of those favoring the district, and the petition of several asking exclusion, and then adjourned to makeing a personal in spection of the conditions in the dis trict. They will meet Friday* to again consider the matter. Deadman District Up Again The long drawn out litigation of certain citizens of the Hartman neigh borhod to be excluded from the Dead man Drainage District was up before District Judge McChesney at Trinidad la3t Friday on a motion vital to the suit and after hearing arguments of both counsels the Judge rendered his decision in favor of those seeking ex clusion from the district. Judge D. B. Kinkaid represented those seeking exclusion and Attorney Alfred Todd represented the district. LUCK STILL AGAINST LAMAR Id Junta Wins Another Exciting Game by 2 to 1 Score and Will Play Here Sunday The Lamar baseball team seems to be out of luck entirely and yet is play ing a high class game all the time. The only regular games lost this sea son have all been by just one score. The team accompanied by many fans went to La Junta last Sunday and again crossed bats with the salaried team of that city. The game was close throughout and was not won until the last Lamar man was out in the ninth inning. The Lamar boys took the lead in the third inning scoring *heir only run. Junta tied this in the fourth and it remained sewed up until the last half of the eighth when an error and one hit gave I.a Junta the last score of ‘he game. Annoar of Holly was pitching high class hall for the Umar team and deserved to win his game as the box score shows he out pitched his opponent. The same two teams will play a return game at the Umar grounds on ■next Sunday, July 23, and there should be a big crowd out for it will he a great game. ON THE UPGRADE Revival of Both Farming and Mining Industries Insured by Republican Legislation Denver, July 17 —“The Republican National administration had a difficult job to perform, but has acquitted itself creditably and aB a result the hation is contented and prosperous,” Representative William N. Vaile, who is spending his vacation in Denver during the recess of the house of rep resentatives, said today. Representative Vaile outliaed the task of the administration in reducing the national debt and cutting down expenses. “As a result of the administration policy,” Representative Vaile said, “the farmer and livestock grower has re ceived a double benefit. Not only ha* the farmer been granted loans in a critical time in the agricultural indus try, but the emergency tariff has made It possible for him to receive fair prices for his products. The good results of the emergency tariff will be increased and made permanent when the tariff bill now being considered by the senate shall have passed in final form. “Accomplishments of the Republi can administration have once more proved that Republican rule means national honor and prosperity, and I am confident that the feeling of con fidence in the administration, which will enable it to carry out the grea: task which it has undertaken, will be reflected at the polls next November.” Representative Charles B. Timber lake of Sterling returned to Colorado on the same train with Representative Vaile. Representatives Guy U. Hardy 1 of Canon City and Edward T. Taylor I of Glenwood Springs are expected homo | before the house reconvenes on Aug ust 15. Enthusiasm for the Republican party in mining communities is reported by George H. Shaw of Fort Collins. Re publican State Chairman, and George A. Crowder of Cripple Creek, Secretary of the Republican State Central Com 'mittee, who are now on r. campaign *tour of southwestern and western Colorado. Last week Shaw and Crow der visited Republican leaders at Sil verton. Creede, Cripple Creek, Duran go. Ouray and Telluride, and addressed 1 well-attended gatherings in each city. “The mining communities of Colo rado seem to realize that the only hope for the mining industry lies with the Republican party,” Shaw said over the telephone today. “The tariff bill, with the amendments fathered by Colorado Republicans at Washington, means the revival of mining, with more jobs and greater prosperity for the state. “The revival of mining will be a tremendous benefit to agricultural communities because of a greater mar ket for farm products " NEW ELKS HOME Plans Accepted and Contract Will Soon He Let for Home of the Hig Organization The building committee of Lamar Lodge No. 1319, B. P. O. Elks, has accepted plans for a new home and will soon be in position to call on the contractors for bids for its construc- I tion. The sale of bonds for the con struction fund has proceeded so favor able that sufficient funds nrc now in sight to insure the building of the new home, and as the order has the largest membership roll of any lodge in the county the new home is not only a desirable boon but an absolutely in dispensible necessity if it is to con tinue to grow. The committee this week sold the remaining frame build ing on the site of the new home to Fred Lawrence, who will remove it at once. The site is 100x140 feet at the corner of Fourth and Elm streets anti will face the site of the proposed Prowers county new court house. The lodge has five hundred members and a big surplus in the treasury, and no debts. Dool y -Chamberlain At the home of Rev. O. S. Reed in Pueblo on last Friday morning Mr. C. Seely Chamberlain and Miss Eliza beth Josephine Dooly, both of Lamar, were united in marriage, Rev. Reed officiating. Miss Orpha Dooly, sister of the bride, and Mr. J. M. Chamber lain, brother of the groom, were the only witnesses. The happy couple left at once for Colorado Springs to spend a few days returning to Lamar on Monday afternoon, where they have been the recipients of the heartiest congratulations of their many friends. They will make their home in one of the new Steward apartments on East Elm street. The bride has lived In Lamar for a number of years and is one of the most attractive and accomp lished members of the younger social set as well as one of the most popular of the Lamar teachers. The groom is foreman of the Sparks printing office, and Is a substantial and reliable young business man who has in his two year's residence in Lamar made himself popular and respected by all who know him. Invoking Over Country Messrs. R. B. Morris and Ralph Scharb, Colorado Springs investors, were here yesterday looking over the non-irrigated country in the south part of Prowers county and in Baca county where they have made many loans the past two years. They spent the day inspecting the various farms in the Northway and Two Buttes sections and came back enthusiastic over the progress being made by the farmers and the present conditions. They were so highly pleased thi t they authorized the Frank A. Cox Realty Co., their local agents, to make more loans in those sections. They said the land in that section looked far better than they expected and is the equal of any non-irrigated land in the state. Liberal Boy Scouts The boy scouts of Liberal, Kansas. 1 arrived in Lamar on their annual camping tour on Monday of this week. They were nearly fifty in number and came in three large trucks fitted up for 1 the purpose. They were met here by the local boy scouts and the committee ‘appointed by the Y. M. B. A., and entertained in the evening until a late hour. They were a fine bunch of boys and seemed to be enjoying their outing to the highest degree. They left early Tuesday morning for the west and ex pected to spend the night at Canon City. They will go on up to Wyoming and then through Nebraska and south to home. Case Decided The supreme court has just decided the case of Crumley vs. Shelton, an important real estate problem brought up from Holly in favor of Mr. Shelton and the cash and notes have been turn ed over to his attorney. Judge D B Kinkaid. NUMBER 7. NATIONAL CHAMPION Bob McGrath Receive* the Gold Medal for 1922 Championship at Prone Shooting The tie that ha 3 existed for tlie past two months with regard to the national championship for prono shoot ing that has been conducted by the National Rifle Association under the direction of the War Department was decided this week and the fine gold medal awarded to R. J. McGrath—our own Bob. He not only received the gold medal but a bronze one in addit ion for a perfect score, and they col lected his twenty-five score cards showing 150 targets each with two holes in the bullseye and made a group photograph which they sent to Bob as a souvenir. Three hundred bulls feye shots made consecutively at one time is some shoting, and to keep in the running Bob had been forced twice before to shoot one hundred and twenty consecutive bullseyes. A score of 4500 out of a possible 4500 is going some and Bob is justly proud of his work. The Lamar Rifle Club thus gets credit for the individual championship and their team gets second place among the hundreds of teams con testing. CHAUTAUQUA CLOSES Most Successful Program in History of the Local Association The 1922 Chautauqua closed last Friday night after the most successful program ever given here. There was no deficit this time because the pro gram had enough high class attractions to pay its way out. The local associa tion secured the necessary guarantee for the 1923 rontract, and have prom ised to give the public the full seven day program for which the holders of season tickets pay. The local associa tion has generally had to issue an assessment in past years, but thin season proved a bitter one and paid Its own way. Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Denver Alfalfa Milling and Products Co. was held at the company’s offices in Umar on Monday afternoon Senator F. R. Wood, presi dent of the company, Kenneth Wood and Dr. John Espey of Trinidad, R. E. Nye, secretary, of St. Ixiuis, W. E. Ziegler of Coffeyville, Kansas, and W. A. Spencer of Independence, were among the outsiders in attendance at the meeting. The party accompanied by F. M. Wilson, general manager, and other local officers made a tour of inspection of the several mills of the company in the valley and were highly pleased with the condition of the properties, the splendid alfalfa pro spects for the year and conditions generally. The stockholders were so well satisfied with conditions that the officers and directors were all reelect ed. Delicate Operation Dr. E. E. McKeown, one of Denver’s leading specialists, stopped off in La mar on Tuesday for a visit with Dr. J. S. Hasty and while here performed a very delicate surgical ope ration on %he eyes of Editor J. T. lawless in the hope of restoring his eyesight at least partially. Mr. lawless is now resting easy and is rapidly recovering from the effects of the operation. It will be a day or two yet before it will be known just what the result is, but Mr. Lawless’ many friends hope that it may result in restoring his vision and thus alleviating a part of his afflictions. Got Another Bunch Sheriff John A. Simpson has been trailing a bunch of bootleggers operat ing in Bent and western Prowers county for some time, but after trying to coax them over in his domain where he could sprinkle salt on them for ■some time. Last week got the help of the Bent county officers and caught them in that county. A large quantity of liquor was seized and aix boot leggers fined.