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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXVIL PLEDGE OF FAITH FROM A FAITHFUL SERVANT SENATE CHAMBER, State of Colorado, Denver. Wiley, August 10, 1922. Mr. H. L. Evans, State Mgr. of N. P. L. My Dear Mr. Evans: i have just received yours of the 7th. Sony to hear of more trouble in our own ranks. I have always been a firm believer in the principles of the N. P. L. platform, for which I have spent a great deal of time and money. Here is hoping that you will be successful in your undertaking and that I may hear from you again. Yours truly, (Signed) C. VV. BURKE. * The above is an exact copy of a letter published in the Colorado Leader, the official organ of the Non- Partisan League, on August 25, 1922, and represents Mr. Burke’s official declaration of principles made three days after he received the democratic nomination for state senator. MOKE CAREFUL NOW Mr. Sweet Take* No Chances on Mix tag His Talks Any More. A fair sized crowd turned out at the high school auditorium last Wed nesday night to hear Wm. E. Sweet, democratic candidate for governor, Chester Horn, candidate for congress, and A. J. Staley, candidate for treas urer. The principal interest of tl*e crowd centered in the speech of Mr. Sweet, as some hoped he would not be as radical as reported, and others that he would be that and more so. That he used diplomacy is shown by the fact that you can find those who claim both ways. Mr. Sweet is cart ful these days to make none of the mistakes of his earlier campaign. He has wanted to be governor so long he can taste it, and with his millions has been strenuously preparing for it. His agents have carefully card indexed the state and he had his socialist at torney father write speeches for the more violent mining communities, a preacher prepared talks for prohibi tion communities, and as a banker he addresses financial gatherings him self. These speeches are placed in the slots of his card index and are ready at all times for use. Early in the campaign he made speech 96 at a rank strikers meeting and looking at it upside down replaced it in slot 69. When he redelivered it at the place labelled 69 it happened to be a very conservative farming community, and the commotion raised convinced Mr. Sweet that even the best regulated card index can go wrong. He is much more painstaking now and never makes any statements that would be apt to offend any non-partisan leaguer atall. That Mr. Sweet believes in himself as a great financier is indicated by his promise to build warehouses for the storing of the farmers' crop all over the state and at the same time pledges u reduction of state taxes. Marvelous! If he could do it. World Series. Only five games were played in the World Series this year—and one of those did not count as it was a tie game. The proceeds of the tie game were given to charity so there could be no claim of any attempt to string out the series as a money-making af fair. Certainly there was little room to claim anything of that kind be cause with that exception the Giants made it a short cut engagement win ning in four straight victories—the third time this has been done in con tests between the National and Ameri can Leagues, the National winning each of these contests. Governor Carlson Sick. Owing to sickness Governor Carlson was unable to keep his dates for Prow ers county this week and Senator Ag nes Riddle hasa been substituted to fill the dates. She spoke last even ing at Wiley to a large audience and was given an enthusiastic recaption. THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 11, 1922. j? LAMAR LOSES FIRST ONE Luh Anima.- High School Team Takes First Game by Score of 7 to 6. A considerable crimp was put in the Lamar Savages’ football champion ship aspirations last Saturday when the las Anima.* eleven came down and won first Mood of the season by the close score of 7 to 6. Each team made a touchdown, but Las Aniinas finished their’s up by kicking a goal and the Lamar boys missed out by the tail going about a foot under the bar. The game was at all times far more one .sided than the score would indi cate. The first half was played in the old fashioned line bucking style, and the Las Animas team, which is the largest seen here since the Lamar team that won a state championship years ago, had all the best of this style of game. Almost the entire half was played in Lamar territory, and it wus only a little lack of punch that kept las Animas from making a much larger score. As it was they were al most to the Lamar goal line for the second touchdown when the bell rang for the end of the first half. The Las Animas line simply had no hole in it at all and our boys could not make any appreciable gains through it. On the other hand the Las Animas boys made steady gains not so much through the Lamar line as through players waiting for them to come in stead of closing in on them. In the second half Lamar changed to the open game and at this had as much the advantage over the visitors as the Utter hod in the first half. The home boys made fine forward passes for large gains and carried the ball into the Las Animas territory all the time. They made two touchdowns —the first by one of the finest open field seventy yard runs ever seen on the home field. Johnny Prowers made the run aided by perfect interference by the rest of the Lamar team, but the referee on a technicality disallow ed the score and this cost the Lamar boys the game as they later made a second touchdown but failed to kick goal. Much complaint has been made over the decision of the referee, but as the Register man doesn't know enough football to know whether two halfbacks make a fullback or just a quarterback, we won't express any opinion. Later I-amar had a fine chance at a field goal, but the throw was faulty and the Los Animas men so quick through the line that the op portunity was loot. Stocking the Queen. A large shipment of Yellow Ring Perch were taken out to the upper Queen lake last week by A. L. Beavers and a representative of the fish com missioner’s office and placed in that body of water. This fine variety of fish will it is hoped make itself at home in that body of water and be a boon to the fishermen of this end of the valley AN OPEN LETTER TO WILLIAM E. SWEET (From the Sterling Democrat, lead ing democratic paper in Northeastern Colorado.) During the absence of the writer the Democrat office was paid a visit by William E. Sweet, one of the can didates on the Democratic ticket for the office of Governor. According to reports made me Mr. Sweet was quite wrathful at the Democrat editor be cause he opposes his nomination, and he has threatened to "smoke the Dem ocrat office out.” That being the case, the Democrat editor is really sorry thut he was not here at the time Mr. Sweet and his local representative called. Apparently Mr. Sweet does not grant the right of personal action or thot to others than himself. But that right the Democrat editor insists upon, and he is honest in the convic tion that Mr. Sweet is not the best of the candidates named for Governor at the Democratic assembly. It is entirely proper. Mr. Sweet be ing a candidate for the highest office in the state, that everything pertain ing to his private und public life lie known, and so we append the follow ing list of questions for his answer: We have before us an address made recently at a Democratic gathering ut Boulder, in which serious political charges are made. Anxious to know the facts we address you this open letter. 1. Are you the William E. Sweet whose name appears on certain peti tions for the release of Eugene V. Debs; and is it true that about 1914 you and Debs were together at Estes Park ? 2. Are you the William K. Sweet whose- father is Channing Sweet; and is he the Che* nmg Sweet whose name appeared on the ballot two years ago as a Debs elector when Deb:; was serv ing a term in prison for obstructing the draft? 3. Are you the Williaina E. Sweet who has nominated for Governor at the Labor-Political convention held at Trinidad the first of June, the Rev. George A. lackland in making the nominating speech at that convention saying, according to newspaper re ports, you could be trusted because you were a sincere follower of Debs, having been taught socialism by Debs himself? 4. Is the Hale Smith whose name appears on your letter-head as secre tary of your campaign, the same Hale Smith who was removed from his posi tion as federal labor agent at Oakes, North Dakota, because he was too friendly with-the I. W. W. ? 5. Is the J. L. Fleming who is work ing for you the same J. L. Fleming who was arrested in an I. W. W. raid in Denver this year, and is it true this man is not a citizen of the United States? 6. Is the George A. Lackland who placed you in nomination at the labor political convention at Trinidad, the same George A. Lackland who is charged with interfering in American affairs although not un American citi zen ? 7. Did you in your recent address at Greeley, no stated in the press, de nounce the platform of the Democrat ic party as adopted at the Denver as sembly ? 8. Did you, in your recent address in Greeley, as reported in the press, say that your two primary opponents, Fred A. Sabin and Dr. Jefferson, did not have brains enough to think for themselves ? 9. Is the card headed "Colorado’s Hope” in which this appears, "the I poor scribblers who edit the country i press are, with few- exceptions, the ; pawns and peons of big business; they I print what the hunker and merchant ! PERMIT them to print—and nothing more,” circulated from your committee headquarters and with your permis sion ? Curtis H. Gentry, who recently re signed as deputy county clerk, will with his wife leave next week for California. They will spend the win ter there and may decide to make their future home there. WAITING FOR MR. SWEET’S ANSWER A second open letter to William E. Sweet, Demo cratic nominee for governor, was mailed today by George H. Shaw, Republican state chairman. The let ter follows: “Dear Mr. Sweet: “Is it true that in a speech on the night of Sep tember 11, 1922, before an audience in the Palm thea ter, 3G16 West Colfax avenue, Denver, you made this statement: ‘Do you know why the anarchist selected the red flag jus his symbol? Because it stands for courage, for manhood, for brotherhood. I love the symbol.* “An early answer will be appreciated. (Signed) “GEORGE H. SHAW.” Evidently should Mr. Sweet be elected governor Colorado would get the same kind of government that has made Herrin. Illinois, the disgrace of Illinois. HOSPITAL FACTS Taxpayers Should Do a* Well by Home Folks as They Did by Outsider*. Two years ago the citizens of Prow ers county by a vote of almost three to one approved the proposition to build a hospital in Denver that will cost nearly two million dollars and be almost entirely for the benefit of the citizens of Denver and nearby com nunities. After voting such an em phatic approval of a hospital two hundred and fifty miles away they certainly will not refuse to support a proposition to build one in their own county when it is asked for by the home soldier boys ns a .special me morial to them. No institution is more needed in the eounty or will add more to the special advantages of the country as having a fine hospital within reach when one of the family is overtaken by sick ness or accident. A ride on train or by auto to Pueblo or Denver might be fatal when the short trip could bo made in time to save life, and even one life saved would more than repay the cost of the hospital. All voters should look at the question from the point of view that they don't know how soon their turn is coming. You may be next. High School Robbed. The high school was robbed Mon day evening and r s nearly : s can be ascertained at present about $106.00 in currer.cy and silver was taken. About S9O in checks und sor.u curren ; cy was left or overlooked. The guilty ones entered through the transom over the doors to the furnace room nz the glass was h~oken out. They then passed into .he basement hallway through the trap door in th* engine room. It seems they entered the book room where the money was kept, through the transom in the hallway. The hasp on the money till wpried off and the money box taken to the basement where it was pried open and the money tak~n except the currency overlooked and the checks. About 5 o’clock Tuesday morning, E. E. Alexander, the janaitor, noticed that the room to the superintendent’s office was unlocked, also the door to the book room. Apparently after breaking in through the transom, they decided it was easier to go out thru the doors. Mr. Alexander at once notified Supt. Knight, Sheriff J. A. Simpson and other school authorities. Such familiarity with local condi tions leads to the belief it was Horm one or ones in the school or who has attended here in recent years. A reward of $50.00 has been offered for the information leading to the ar rest and conviction of the guilty ones. Clyde Long has purchased an inter est in the Adams, Kirkpatrick & Co. furniture store and will be added to the stockholders In the new Valley De partment Store Co. NUMBER 19. MRS. HELEN HELL Prominent Denver Woman Will lu ll ere Next Week to Address the Women Voters. Mrs. Helen Bell, who is chairman of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Cham ber of Commerce und the Civic As sociation. will be in Prowers county next week and will hold meetings at lamar on Wednesday afternoon. Oct ober IK, and in Holly on Thursday af ternoon, October 19th. She is prom inent in all the public affairs of Den ver and the state and an Interesting talker. Capt. Jay Turley Weds Miss Lura Headle of Colorado. Wednesday at 6 o'clock at the Chris ' tian parsonage. Rev. Paul G. Preston l»erfonned the wedding ceremony for Capt. Jay Turley ,of Albuquerque, N. M., ami Miss Lura E. Hcadle, of Colo rado. Miss Headh- was a law examin er in the general land office of the In terior department in Washington, I). C., where she ha been employed for the last five year.-. Mrs. Turley has the degree of L. L B. from the Wash ington college of la* and is admitted to practice law before the supreme court ami court of appeals of the Dis trict of Columbia and other courts. She iu a member of the federal bar association, the Woman’s Bar ussocia tion and is prominent in club work, huving for its object the improvement (if the legal status of women and children. Capat. Jay Turley now is a special expert of the U. S. Veterans’ bureau assigned to district* No. 11 and No. 12, which include the seven southwest ern states. He came to New Mexico in 1900 as a United States deputy sur veyor and has lived in or been a fre quent visitor in El Paso for the last 21 years. He formerly was a consult ing civil and mining engineer ami made the original official surveys on which the United States government patents were made to most of the Spanish and Mexican land grants in the Mesilla valley under the Elephant Butte project. Capt. Turley had his commission and was called into service in the U. S. army with the first list on April 26, 1917, was in the first 100,000 sent over seas to assist in preparing away for the millions in the A. E. F. to follow. He served with the 316th en gineers, 91st division, and with thi ll 6th engineers, 41st division, A. E. F., where he rendered special or liais on or staff service, was gassed, dis abled and was invalided home four days after the armistice was signed. After a few days spent in and near El Paso Capt. and Mrs. Turley will proceed to New Mexico in connection with his official duties and while at his present station they will reside in Albuquerque, N. M., where they ex pect to be at home about November 1 i—El Paso, (Tex.) Herald. Wm. Friel of Chicago is in Lamar for a few days visiting old friends.