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VOLUME XXXVII. Republican County Assembly BIG ASSEMBLY HERE ON FRIDAY Large Delegations From All Sections of Prowers County Show the Party Members Are Taking Active Interest in the Campaign. The gathering of large delegations of leading farmers and business men from all sections of the county at the court house last Friday morning was a marked evidence of the live interest that the republicans of the county are taking in the coming campaign and a pledge that the solid citizenship of our county cannot be shaken off a firm foundation of sunc government by the hot air waves being blown broadcast by demagogues and anarchists. Thu crowd contained many new faces ow ing to the interest taken by many cit izens who are to cast their votes here for the first time either on account of age or change of resilience. Many others were veteran workers who have seen years of service in the party ranks, and there were a few sprinkled through the crowd that had been pres ent at the organization of the party in Prowers county when the first re publican county convention met in Sep tember, 1889. Some idea of the growth of the county can be obtained from the fact that the number of delegates and al ternates elected to the assembly of last Friday almost equalled the aver age vote of the candidates on that first ticket at the election in Novem ber, 1889—and most of them were elected too. When Judge Granby Hillyer called the assembly to order the court room was more than filled by the crowd of delegates in attendance. When the call had been read by Secretary L. M. Markham, M. J. McMillin placed Judge- Hillyer in nomination for temporary chairman and the election was made by acclamation. J. Russell Mayfield was then nominated for temporary secretary and also elected by acclama tion. On motion of Judge W. E. Fee the chair appointed committees of five each on credentials, permanent organ ization and order of business, and res olutions, as follows: Credentials —E. R. Jones, J. G. Schlager, W. R. Waldo, A. S. Crowder, C. R. Hinton. Permanent Organization and Order of Business —M. J. McMillin# A. N. Parrish, W. H. Bluster, T. H. Heath, Geo. Custer. Resolutions —D. B. Kinkaid, W. E. Fee, Allyn Cole, T. G. Demaray, H. .M Green. After a short recess the credentials committee reported making the roll call prepared by the secretary the permanent roll call of the assomblj, and the report was adopted. The following is the list of dele gates and alternates elected to rep resent the various precincts: Lamar Precinct No. I—Delegates— I). B. Kinkaid. A. N. Parrish, E. R. Jones, Jno. O. Stream, C. C. Goodale, Horace Hardin, J. T. Kirkpatrick, C. T. Knuckey, O. E. Nelson, Chas. Owen, C. A. Coker, O. H. Rhodenbaugh. Al ternates —J. D. Speoner, Glen Kirk patrick, J. K. Doughty, D. S. Nevius. C. P. Adams, E. E. Alexander, Ray Shutts. H. J. Ross, R. F. Pivonka, J. F. Parrish. Herschel Horn. L. Wirt Markham. Holly Precinct No. 2— Delegates— R. E. Woods, A. W. Hombeck, J. G. Schlager, A. P. Knuckey. W. C. Simp son. Alternates —Park Sayers, Frank Sears. Granada Precinct No. 3 —Delegates J. L. Mayfield. W. R. Waldo, J. W ■ Bressler, R. B. Rasar, Archie I.ee. Al ternates —J. W. Overstreet. McKinley Downing. J. E. Clothier, Chas. Darnell, Jake Wion. Lamar Precinct No. 4—Delegates F W Johnson, Mrs. Fred Marx. C. Ray Strain. J. F. Steele. J. V. Sayler. W. E. Fee. J. F. Keaims, C. P. Haintx, Granby Hillyer, W. G. Brown Alter THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1922. nates—W. B. Gordon, Mrs. C. Ray Strain, Goo. B. Merrill, Jesse C. Johns ton, L. G. laeist, R. F. Cooper, N. N. Mclaoan, H. R. Smith, Geo. A. Wat son, Paul Stewart. Carlton Precinct No. s—Delegates M. J. McMillin, J. H. Larrick. G. L. Penlcy, L. L. Earls, Geo. E. Case. May Valley Precinct No. 6—Dele gates—T. H. Heath, Geo. Leasure, Ray McGrath, L. L. VnnGinkel. Alternates —A. Is. Preston, T. F. Hover, I. S. Heath, Lyle McGrath. Wiley Precinct No. 7—Delegates— W. J. Buxton, Ira Fasnacht, Archie Semmens, W. H. Blosser, R. H. Hom er, F. E. Durham, H. M. Achers. Al ternates—C. H. March, Roy Firebaugh, Henri Nichloa, W. R Henry# L. W. Fee, L. Needham, B. G. Bird. Lamar Precirct No. B—Delegates John Y. Brown, Isaac Reiser, C. Frost Liggett. Joe O.Donnell, W. H. Sheets, Allyn Cole. Alternates—Roy Holbert, Fred Kelsey, George Brown, R. W. Mc- Leod, C. D. Hrdlock, H. H. McDowell. Bristol Precinct No. 9—Delegates— W. D.Decker, S. H. Pickering, J. A. Rosebrough, W. H. Straney, O. F. Wood. Alternates—Claude Moore,O. S. Strode, J. E. Gordon, B. F. Creed, M. H. Durham. Star Precinct No. 10—Delegates—C. W. Downing, Clyde Grantham, Geo. F. Fra zee, G. W. Karns. Alternates—A. S. Crowder, J. Lewis Karn. Hartman Precinct No. 11—Delegates —G. W. Sherman, J. P. Pinkli.. E. Sallee. H. M. Grvene, Will OlTill, J. M. Hatfield. Alternates—J. F. Moore, A. J. Davy, W. J. Sicklebower, Alfred James, C. M. Epler, J. C. Irving. Holly Precinct No. 13—Delegates— J. S. McMurtry, T. G. Demaray, F. H. Allen. F. W. Smith, H. L. Christman. J. A. Wilson, J. W. Bryce. Lamar Precinct No. 14—Delegates— Claude Swink, Geo. Custer, J. B. May hew. Wayne Downing, Cora Strain, Mrs. Nola Wilcox, Frank Strain. Al ternates—W. O. Davis, Myrtle Custer, Mrs. Bessie Davis, E. P. Gilbert, J. B. Eckles, Mrs. Hennie E. Horn, Mrs. B. F. Tucker. lamar Precinct No. l. r i—Delegates— J. A. Rourke, Elmer Markham, J. R. Sevier, Robert Woodward. W. J. Smil ey. Pleasant Heights Precinct No. 16— Delegates—H. Billingsley, F. A. An derson. Alternates—W. H. Rniboum, Calvin Hill. The committee on permanent organ ization and order of business reported making the temporary organization permanent. The order of business was to Im* the reading of the report of the committee on resolutions, a speech by the chairman and then the order as provided in the call. This was nlso adopted. The committee on resolutions re ported the following which were un animously adopted: “We. the Republicans of Prowers County, Colorado, in County Assembly convened, do hereby approve and heart ily endorse the constructive and far sighted policy of our President, War ren G. Harding, ir returning the coun try to that normalcy so far removed by a faltering and wasteful Democratic administration which preceded him. “We heartily endorse the actions of President Harding and the national Republican administration in its efforts to settle the present strike situation in a fair and impartial manner, and in the best interests of the public. “We point with pride to the con structive achievement of the national administration in securing new and beneficial international relationships through the signing of the so-called four-power pact. “We heartily endorse the activities ar.d accomplishments of our national and state administrations, and we es pecially approve of the action of Gov ernor Shoup and the state administra tion in its fair and firm stand for law and order, whereby the lives and prop erty of our citizens have been protect ed and rendered safe, and the blood shed and shame of other localities everted. “We commend and endorse the cap able, efficient and economical way in which the *County Commissioners of Prowers County have directed and con ducted the business affairs of the coun ty, whereby, with greater efficiency, county levies have been lowered. “We deplore the lack of diplomacy and fairness of the Democratic Caun ty Assembly in calling attention to the necessity of registering warrants against county funds when the neces sity for so registering such warrants was due solely to the failure of the Democratic County Clerk (who was ill and not in attendance at the recent Democratic County Assembly) to make the necessary reports to secuie state funds which are available in suficient amount to liquidate ull claims. “We commend ell Republican County officials for the capable and business like administration of their several of fices. “We refer to with pleasure and par donable pride, and endorse and com mend the achievements of W. B. Gor don, our Representative in the State legislature, and heartily endorse his candidacy for the office of Attorney General, for which position he is so i minently qualified." Chairman Hillyer was then called on for a speech ami made one of his usual clear and interesting statements of the issues of the campaign. He spoke eloquently of the comparison of the conditions in Colorado with a firm and vigorous atate administration maintaining law and order, and in other states, where murder, fire anJ dynamite had done their work of de struction and misery. He compared the rapid work of reconstruction under the Harding national administration with the slow process following pre ceding wars and with the snail-like progress of European states. A motion was then made by Judge C. C. Goodale that the assembly en dorse the candidacy of Hon. W. B. Gordon for attorney general of Colo rado and accord him the honor of naming the dclegatea to the state as sembly. A motion was then carried that the chair name a committee of one from each precinct to select the other delegates, and the chair named the following: E. R. Jones, A. P. Knuckey, J. W. Bressler, C. R. Strain, M. J. McMillin. T. H. Heath, W. J. Burton, J. Y. Brown, W. D. Decker, C. W. Downing, H. M. Green, J. S. Mc- Murtry, C. E. Swink. J. A. Rourke, H. Billingsley. Delegates to the various assemblies were selected as follows and ratified by the assembly. State—Delegates, Granby Hillyer, A. N. Parrish, C. C. Goodale, J. S. Hasty, Allyn Cole, L. Wirt Markham, H. F. Decker, A. P. Knuckey, Ray Mc- Grath, M. I* Stewart, W. E. Fee, Frank Strain, I'. M. Wilson, C. T. Knuckey, S. N. Edgeinon. D. B. Kin kaid. Alternates —N. N. McLean, L. M. Markham, J. S. McMurtry, J. G. Schlager. Laura B. Wilkins, Frank Durham. A. C. Mitchell, A. S. Crowd er, W. R. Waldo, J. A. Rosebrough, W. H. Blosser, J. O Stream, H. M. Green, J. R. Mayfield, E. C. Gee, F. W. Marx. Congressional—L. M. Markham, J. W. Overstreet, Ray McGrath, J. A. Rosebrough, A. Simmons, E. R. Jones, T. E. Sallee, C. A. Scruton, Cora Strain, A. N. Parrish, C. C. Goodale, W. E. Fee, Allyn Cole, J. L. Mayfield, T. H. Allen, Frank Durham. Senatorial and Legislative—A. N. Parrish, J. S. McMurtry, T. H. Heath, Ray Strain, Roy Horner, C. R. Hinton, Allyn Cole, Ray McGrath, C. M. Ix**, M. J. McMillin, Chas. Saunders, H. Billingsley, G. W. Karn, T. G. De maray, O. E. Nelson, Ray Shutts. Designations were then in order for candidates on the primary ballot and the following were selected: County Clerk —J. W. Overstreet, 91 votes. County Treasurer —J. Russell May field. 91 votes. County Sheriff—. John A. Simpson, 91 votes. County Assessor —A. J. Davy, 91 votes. County Superintendent—Miss Paul ine Gilbert. 91 votes. County Coroner —Dr. L. E. Likes, Assembly Week for County SENATOR HASTY NAMED Republican Senatorial Assembly Nom inates Well Known Former Senator. The republican senatorial assembly for the counties of Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Prowers met at the court house Monday afternoon and organized by electing Doc Emerson of Springfield as chairman and J. it. Wood of Eads as secretary. Aft.*r the organization was made permanent nominations for senator were tall'vt for and Hon. Allyn Cole in a very effective speech placed the name of former Senator J. S. Hasty before the convention to as he said fill the vacancy now existing in the office of state senator from this district. This sentiment was received with cheers and the nomination was made by acclamation. The record Senator Hasty made in his eight years service in the legislature is a sure guarantee that every interest of the district both farming and stock rais ing will receive his active aid and sup port. The Senator is one of the most effective legislators ever sent from this section of the state and has always been active in advancing all the in dustries of the valley. BACA COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE N. Gomer Jones of Two Butte* Named to Represent District in Legis lature. The republican legislative assembly for the district composed of Baca and Prowers county met at the court house in Ismar Monday afternoon and or ganized by electing C. Ray Strain as chairman and Allyn Cole as secretary. Baca county delegates placed the name of N. Gomer Jones of Two Buttes be fore the asßmebly and he received the unanimous endorsement of the dele gates from both counties. Mr. Jones is an old time resident of Baca coun ty and has long been prominent in its business life. He has been a teacher and county superintendent of schools, for a number of years editor of the Two Buttes Sentinel and is at present cashier of the Bank of Bara County. He is a substantial citizen and an act ive worker and will make the district an able representative. 91 votes. County Surveyor—F. W. Smith, 51 votes; Geo. H. Russell, 39 votes. County Commissioner for 2d Dist. — EL F. Decker, 76 votes; H. Pfllood, 14 votes. Committeemen and committeewomen for various precincts: 1— O. H. Rhodenbaugh, Mrs. Geo. B. Coover. 2 J. G. Schlager, Mrs. Eunice Ov erfield. 3W. R. Waldo, Mrs. Pearle Mor ris. 4F. W. Johnson, Mrs. Fred Marx. —Geo. E. Case, Mrs. Gail Larrick. 6T. H. Heath, Mrs. Emma Fleah man. 7W. H. Blosser, Letha Horner. 8— John Y. Brown, Mrs. Allyn Cole. 9W. H. Strainey, Mrs. J. A. Rose brough. 10— A. S. Crowder, Mrs. Amy Pil loud. 11— C. R. Hinton, Mrs. G. W. Sher man. 13— T. G. Demaray, Mrs. Leota Steele. 14 — Cora Strain, Mrs. Oscar Wilcox. 15 — John A. Rourke, Mrs. Case Brodrick. 16— C. A. Scruton, Mrs. Lizzie Dar byshire. Judge C. C. Goodale was then call ed on and made one of his old time rousing addresses which are always an inspiration to republicans. He was followed by E. R. Jones, Judge Fee and others. The assembly then adjoum- NUMBER 10. NOT EVEN SLEEPING Non-Partisan League Shows It la Not Dead Nor Even Inactive in the Valley. Those who may have supposed that the defeat of the Non-Partisan League in the election of two years ugo and its loss of the state government in North Dakotu hud put the organization out of politics received a rude awak ening the past week when it not only got a number of its most active work ers on the state ticket for democratic primary election, but so controlled the democratic locul assemblies in this val ley that it either named active workers or men not opposed to its methods for all the places on the local democratic primary tickets in this section. The organization is just as active and as determined as it was two years ago and the unanimous action of the democratic senatorial assembly in nam ing one of its most active heads for its candidate and endorsing all his re cord, shows that the party no longer has even a militant minority opposed to the league and its activities. That the league realizes its open support is no boost for a candidate before the fjeople is well evidenced by the fact that it no ionger asked the nomina tion of a whole ticket composed of active league workers but is satisfied in most instances with men who are well known to have been friendly, but not openly members of the league. The evident tendency in this direc tion was responsible for the fact that when the adjourned meeting of the democratic county assembly met Mon day morning to place a ticket in the field the attendance was only a little over half what it had been the week before. Only about two dozen dele gates were present when Chairman J. S. Underwood called them to order, but they carried proxies enough to make a quorum. Owing to the fact that the secretary had not appeared Fred Betz war, elected secretary to complete the organization. The work of placing candidates in the field was quickly done, ami the following can didates were placed on the ticket: County Clerk—John W. Prowera. County Treasurer—Hinton Hunter of Hris to L County Sheriff—A. L. Bcavera, 42}*; C. E. Owens of Holly, 15 V 4. County Assessor—J. R. Hawes of Holly. County Superintendent—Mrs. Myra McLerran of Bristol. County Coroner—C. O. Callison of Holly. County Surveyor—C. E. Ix>unsberry of Iximar. County Commissionerof 2d Dist.—H. Masser of Carlton, 33;C. D. Baldwin of Granada, 26. The commissionership was the ouiy real contest of the assembly and the vote was badly divided and was the only real interest of the proceedings. Democratic Twins Recognized. The democratic senatorial assembly for the 25th Senatorial District met Monday afternoon and the Baca-Prow ers Legislative District assembly fol lowed. The famous twins Alfred the First and Alfred the Second acted as chairman of the two assemblies and one of the famous candidate twins, Joe, was one of the nominees, so every thing was lovely. The senatorial assembly organized by electing A. L. Beavers, chairman, and W. A. Howard of Las Animas, secretary. A series of resolutions ready prepared endorsing and confirm ing everything State Senator Carl W. Burke didn’t do was passed unanimous ly and his name placed on the primary ballot by the same vote. The legislative assembly then met and elected Alfred Todd as chairman and A. L. Beavers as .secretary, and unanimously placed the name of J. 8. McClung on the ballot for the nomina tion as representative from Baca and Prowers counties.