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The Lamar Register
Speaking Tour Arranged for Next Week in Interest of
Republican State Ticket.
Ex-Governor George A. Carlson, who took charage of
the Colorado state government when riots and arson were
daily occurences and anarchy in full control, and restored
law and order in a few weeks time a§d maintained that con
dition during his entire two year term, will be in the Arkans
as Valley next week in the interest of the Republican ticket.
Hear him on the burning question of whether Colorado is
to have industrial peace or a repetition of the outrages of
11)14 or those that have disgraced many of the states this
The following list of dates has been arranged for Gov
ernor Carlson so far:
Monday night, October 9—Las Animas.
Tuesday, October 10, morning—Hasty.
Tuesday afternoon—McClave.
Tuesday night—Wiley.
Wednesday night, October 11—Lamar.
Thursday, October 12, morning—Granada.
Thursday noon—Bristol.
Thursday aftermmjii—Hartman.
Thursday night—Holly.
Friday, October 13, morning—Webb.
Friday afternoon--Two Buttes.
Friday night—Stonington.
Uragc Assemblage of the
of the Defunct Citizens State
Bank on Monday Evening.
The meeting held at the 1. O. O. F.
Temple on Monday evening of the de
positors who had accounts at the Citi
zens State Bank was attended by a
large crowd who listened with intercut
to the agreement made with repre
sentatives of the proposed Commercial
Trust and Savings Bank, and the pro
posed method of handling the claims
of the depositors, as made by Hon.
Allyn Cole, who is attorney for those
representing the new bank and the de
positors committee. The proposition
was as outlined in The Register last
week that the new bank take over
fifty per cent of the claims, secured
by an equal amount of securities se
lected by them. This half is to be
paid forty per cent (20 per cent of
claim) the day the new bank opens,
thirty per cent (or 15 per cent of
claim) in certificate of deposit due in
six months and a like amount in cer
tificate due in eighteen months. The
other half of claim is to be placed in
the hands of a committee of nine of
the largest depositors of the Citiz°ns
State Bank, who will take ov**r the
remaining securities of the hank and
liquidate the same on a basis that
guarantees a minimum of cost and pay
the other half of the claims or as
much as possible.
The proposition met with general
approval of the depositors, and if the
sentiment of the whole body is any
thing like those who were present the
85 per cent of the depositors required
by the state bank commissioned will
be easily secured. There was a rush
to sign up as soon as the explanation
was made and others are coming in
rapidly. It looks as if it would be
practically unanimous.
Starts Campaign.
Hon. W. B. Gordon, who proved one
of the most popular candidates before
the people at the primary campaign,
started out the first of the week for
a tour of the state in which he hopes
to visit as many counties as possible.
Mr. Gordon is a favorite wherever he
is known and an able member of his
profession. He stands for law en
forcement and his well known stand
ing in his profession insures the state
high class service in the office.
Chas. W. Lee, one of the leading
business men of Pueblo, has been ap
pointed one of the directors of the new
flood conservancy district authorized
by the recent session of the legislature.
Mr. Lee like many other of the prom
inent men of the state got his first
business experience in the booming
days of the ’Bos in Lamar. He is a
brother of C. M. Lee of the Lamar Na
tional Bank, and has many friends in
Holly Golf Club Invites Valley to Set
tle Championship on Their Course
October 22 and 23.
The Holly Golf Club will hold a
tournament a* above on their grounds
at Holly, which is open to members of
clubs fioin the following towns:
Fowler. Manzanola, Rocky Ford, La
Junta, Laa Animas, Lamar. Holly in
Colorado, and Elkhart, Garden City,
and Dodge City in Kansas,
i They will be pleased to receive- en
trance from any individual where clubs
are not organized in his particular
Holly has a most excellent 9 hole
golf course, probably the best natural
course in the west. The tournament
will bring together a lot of good peo
ple who are interested in the growth
of the Arkansas valley and many other
things besides the game of golf.
The qualifying round will start on
the morning of October 22r.d at 8 a.m.
sharp, each player to be paired by the
clerk of our course, 18 holes medal
The 8 players with the first low
scores and the next 8 players with
low scores will play in the champion
ship flight and the pioneer flight,
match play.
Handsome silver loving cup will he
awarded to the winner in each of
these flights.
In addition to this, n box of golf balls
will be given to the player making any
hole in the least number of strokes.
A box of golf balls will be given to
the player turning in the highest score
for 18 holes, the Last two prizes to ap
ply in the qualifying rounds. Other
prizes may be added.
Entrance fee is SI.OO and all appli
cations together with check for SI.OO
should be mailed to the Secretary, E.
A. Northrup, Holly, Colo., before Oct
ober 21st.
How to Reduce Taxes.
The western states are spending too
much money on their political over
head—from fifty to eighty dollars per
All who are getting the money are
interested in getting more money, hav
ing more duties, more fees, more of
fices and more power.
Money is the concrete power with
which politics puts over new schemes
to wring money out of the people and
raise more taxes.
The dodge of shifting the taxes on
some other group should not deceive
anyone because it finally must come
out of the producer and the consumer.
The only way to reduce taxes is to
spend less, cut the overhead cost of
government and refuse to vote for
every new taxraising law and scheme
The farmer and the home owner
simply cannot go on paying more and
more for government. '
People Voted High State Taxes and
Should Kick Themselves if They
Want to Kick.
The people of the state of Colorado
voted themselves the right to legislate
for themselves under the initiative and
referendum. They then voted by more
than three to one to raise the consti
tutional rate of levy from 4 mills to
5 milla, and voted the extra mill to the
state educational institutions. They
then voted by over three to one again
to give $850,000 to a hospital in Den
ver, and then by nearly two to one that
five million in bonds be issued for
good road construction. The Register
is not criticising any of these votes
but does criticise those who assisted
in securing favorable votes on ull these
propositions and yet today kick be
cause the state tax levy has been rais
ed. They raise a great smoke screen
and try to make believe that the state
military und rangers arc the cause of
the raise. The facts are 43 per cent
of state taxes goes to educational in
stitutions, 23 per cent to roads. 18 per
cent to institutions for care of insane,
blind, etc., and penal institutions, and
loss than 2 per cent for military pur
poses. The following letter from C. A.
Lemmera, state budget and efficiency
commissioner, will give our readers the
real cause of the present tax levy, and
show that the democratic candidate
for governor, who was ruled out of
the race because he said it would be
impossible to reduce state taxes, was
the real honest one of the bunch:
Editor Lamar Register:
In the Lamar Sparks last week ap
peared an article headed. “Now Kick,
Mr. Taxpayer,” in which the evident
intent was to create dissatisfaction, for
political effect, among the taxpayers of
your county, because of the probable
increase of taxes next year. The ed
itor of said paper leaves the impres
sion that these increased taxes are
due to the creation of boards, bureaus,
commissions, departments, etc., of
state government, if the writer ana
lyses the following excerpt correctly:
“The present state levy is .35
of a mill above the limit set by
the framers of the constitution,
who thought they were allowing
for more than the state would ever
require. That, however, was be
fore the creation of the seventy or
more boards and commissions, and
before the people began piling ad
ditional taxes in the form of mill
levies over and above the original
constitutional provision.”
Of course the presumption that
boards, commissions, etc., are respon
sible for the increase in taxes is in
correct, but assuming that it is cor
rect, do the people of your county
know that of the sixty-five boards,
bureaus, commissions, departments,
etc., created by legislative enactment
since the constitution was adopted in
1876, thirty-nine were created by Dem
ocratic legislatures and twenty-six by
Republican legislatures, and that eight
of these branches of government last
year brought in revenue to the amount
of $1,800,000 more than the cost of
maintaining the entire bunch of
boards, bureaus, commissions, etc. ?
The increased taxes of which The
Sparks speaks, giving the Denver Post
as authority for the statement, are due
to several causes, to-wit:
1. —Decrease in the assessed valua-
making necessary an increased
levy to produce the same amount of
moT’ey as was demanded by the levy
for this year.
2. —lncrease of interest payments
($85,000) dug to interest on highway
bonds and benefits for the blind voted
by the people at the elections of 1920
and 1918 respectively.
3. —About one-half of the increase
($176,500) due to the first payment on
insurrection bonds issued in 1909 by
reason of the insurrections in Cripple
Creek and Telluride in 1904, when the
governor had no Rangers to anticipate
trouble and prevent insurrections and
depended on the state militia, as Can
didate Sweet says he proposes to do,
!if he be elected and succeeds in
j abolishing he Rangers.
4. —About $20,000 due to act of the
Colorado Agricultural Industry .Shows
Fine Growth for Year.
Complete reports of county assessor.;
to the State Immigration Department
show 5,713,651 acres under cultivation
in Colorado this year, compared with
5,357,784 acres reported last year, an
increase of more than six per cent.
For the country at large it is estimat
ed that there is a decrease of close to
one per cent in acreage cultivated this
The actual acreage planted to crops
in the state for this year’s harvest is
evidently something more than 6,000,-
000 acres, as reports from several
counties fall considerably short of the
total cultivated acreage. It was esti
mated year that assessors’ report::
for the entir-.* state wen* about 10 per
cent short of the cultivated acreage,
'vhile indications are that they are
from five to seven per cent short this
venr. The largest increases thin year
werp in acreage devoted to wheat,
|x»t ito*-'- and various truck crops.
The number of farms reporting this
year is 54,667, complied with 52,245
last year. The actual increase in farms
being operated is smaller than these
t Lures ir.dicntc, efnee reports are
more complete this year than last. The
;.v* T-ge number of acres under culti
vation per farm is 104.52 acres, com
pared with 102.55 acres last year and
101.99 'icrcs in 1920. The steady in
crease in average number of acres cul
tivated per farm ir the state is due
to the lurge increase in the number of
non-irrigated farms being operated, all
of which are larger in size and have
larger acreages under cultivation the.r
the irrigated farms. Many eastern
Colorado farms have 1,000 acres or
more each under crop this year.
Phillips county ranks first in acre
age cultivated per farm, with an aver
age of 281.12 acres for each farm re
ported. The land in this county is
all non- : rrignted and the principal
crops are wheat and com. This coun
ty also ranks first in per cent of its
area under cultivation, with more than
48 per cent. Other counties in the
rortheast part of the state, lying near
Phillips county, all have large acreag'-s
under cultivation per farm, as follow*
Sedgwick, 182.59; Ixigan, 170.84;
Washington. 187.36; Yuma, 220.45;
Kit Carson, 199.37. These are among
the leading counties in the state in
the production of wheat and corn. The
wheat crop in all these counties this
year is good, and in some parts of
this district the corn crop is the best
on record.
Model Farm Wins Prizes at Fair.
The managers of :h« Amity Canal
Model Dairy Farm feel justly proud
end gratified over the results of their
exhibits at the State Fair at Pueblo,
just closing. They exhibited ten cut
of the 75 Holsteins entered. Titer*
were iOme eight exhibitors in, includ
ing all t!:e big herds in the state.
The Model Dairy Farm won eight
first prizes, one second prize, two
third prizes ard three championship.*..
This left only three first prizes and
one championship for the other seven
big exhibitors. This is surely a re
mark- ble record end pn ud distinction.
—Holly Chieftain.
Republican legislature in 1921, which
provided an increased mill levy for
live stock inspection throughout the
stute in the interest and for the bene
fit of th<*stockmen of the state.
A perusal of the above statement
of facts may go far towards setting
your people right as to the reasons
for probable increased taxes in 1923.
The election of Sweet or Griffith will
have no effect whatever on the tax
levy, which is absolutely beyond their
control, for the people have had a big
hand in fixing the tax levies and the
people's authority is supreme under
the initiative and referendum.
This leaves the issue of law and or
der as the only real issue in the cam
paign, and it is not difficult to guess
how your people will vote on that pro
State Budget Commissioner.
lamar Savage* Open League Season
on la>cal Grounds Witth l*a>
The practice play on Tuesday, the
first of the season, showed that the
laniar Savages an* up and coming and
will be all ready for the opening league
season on Saturday. Couch Koonsmun
feels that the Las Animas eleven is
one of the best in the valley, as it
always has been, and is preparing the
boys for a hard contest. The game
will be played at the football grounds
on South Main street r.nd everybody
should turn out and see the boys off
to u good start. The team has eight
letter men on it and several were the
leading stars lust season so it will not
be a green team going into the fight.
The team bus an open date the fol
lowing Saturday, October 14. and it
has been invited to go to Denver to
play one of the strong high school
teams there.
Get a season ticket for the three
league games to be played in Umar,
with Las Animus, La Junta and Fowl
er. Tickets SI.OO.
Past Exalted Rulers Night Celebrated
and Much Work Done.
Tuesday night Was the opening night
of the fall sessions of l/tmar Lodge
1 No. 1319, B. P. O. Elks, and the meet
ing was the unnuul Past Exalted Rul
ers night of the lodge. The past of
-1 I‘icers had charge of the lodge und
those present were Messrs. Cora R.
Strain, Chas. Wooden. R. L Christy.
■I. A. Rourke, and G. L. Carrico. A
lurge crowd turned out and the work
' for the fall and winter sessions wus
discussed. A number of new subscrip
tions to the Elks Home Association
were secured, and the first hatch of
petitions toward.* the big class, that is
to be a feature of the celebration of
the laying of the corner stone of the
new home, was received and filed. The
lodge showed signs of renewed life
with the beginning of work at the
grounds of the new home, and this
winter promires to Ik* one of the big
seasons in its history.
Giant* Win First Game of the (tig
Show by a Score 3 to I.
The baseball fans of Lunar as well
as the country an* once more earnest
ly watching the score boards while the
big game is on. The Elks Club as
usual is getting the returns for La
mar and while there is considerable
1 interest the fact that the scries is cn
j tirely confined to the City of New
York for the second year in succession
causes many of the fans to lose a
great deal of their former interest.
The first game was played today and
resulted in a victory for the Giants
I by a score to 3 to 2. The Yankees
made one in the sixth and one in the
seventh and the Giants came back with
three in the eighth.
Moves Office.
Eli W. Gregg, manager of the Gregg
Realty Co., this week moved his of
' fices from the second floor of the But
ler block to the north room of Conwell
block on the west side of Main street.
The new offices are on the ground floor
and will better accommo<late the large
real estate and loan business being
handled by the company.

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