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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXVII. BANNER WEEK IN LAMAR Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, February 21-23 Will be Big Week for Prowers and Adjoining Counties. FIRST ANNUAL ELKS CIRCUS Lamar Lodge No. 1319, If. I*. O. Elks. Will Give Biggest Show Ever Held in Lamar. The state armory in Umar will la the scene next Wednesday. Thursday and Friday evenings of the most stu pendous, gorgeous and thrilling indoor circus ever witnessed in'the west. The greatest brains of the circus world have been engaged for months in gath ering together the most terrifying and marvelous wonders of the world in both human performance ami ani mal exhibits, ami they will all be there on those dates from IJttle Eva cross ing the ice on roller skates to the ter rible Galloping Ant which will l»e seen feeding upon the last Tse Tse Fly in captivity. This terror will eat noth ing else ami unless another tsetse is soon captured it will die of starvation, so this may be the last opportunity you will have to see one. He was captured crossing the Arizona desert in a sailboat. Mutt and Jeff Will Be There. The Esteem Leading Knight is here shown undergoing his daily iron jaw test of withstanding a pressure of two thousand pounds. It will easily ac count for his shortness of stature. _ mL. Lit- ...til The public will .~ee for the first time the Elks sec retary doing his daily stretch, holding up a ton and a half by his neck. This will account for his extreme length of figure. There will be numerous and wonderful acts and exhibits. The ISpaghetti Sisters in their death de fying aerial fire dance, the Wild Australian Anti- FIo-Gistine, the blood sweating cigarette smoking Hipontop on an Omnibus, and other attractions too numerous to mention. Three bands will be present to make music and there will be u grand free show with complete change of program each evening. Admission only ten cents to everybody and this entitles one to admission to a dollar show, and the privilege of having the time of his or her life. The armory will be filled with all kinds of additional at tractions from sideshows to dancing and covering a wide range of amuse ments so that any person can find .something to amuse them. pay by day, in every way the circus is getting bigger and better and with the committees that are at work per fecting the plans, it will make the greatest circus ever seen in the west. Don’t miss it yourself and don’t let any member of the family from the least to the biggest miss seeing the marvels of the world to be displayed at the armory on Wednesday. Thurs- ; dav and Friday of next week 1. H. Myers went to Las Animas to day on business matters. THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1923 BIG PR EM I! M LIST Second Annual Southwest Stock Show ll«dd Next Week Will In* One of Biggest Events in the His tory of Valley. The premium list has been issued for the Second Annual Southwest Stock Show to be given next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. February 21-23, under the auspices of the Lamar Lions Club assisted by a number of the most prominent stock men of the surrounding territory. The premium list carries a much larger and more varied line of prizes than that of last year, and the interest in the big event is growing daily. The am ple protection and ample display space offered by the west annex of the big Sunday garage made an assured suc cess of the show as soon as the secur ing of this perfect housing <|uarters were announced. The announcement of the securing of Prof. Geo. K. Morton, state dairy commissioner and veterinarian of Fort Collins, us judge for the awarding of the prizes also has made a very fav orable impression as he is well known as a most capable and fair judge of ail classes of stock. The list of premiums published in cludes good prizes for both high grade and registered animals of all the best breeds ot horse.-,, cattle, hogs and >heep. and the breeders ami growers of stock are ail much interested, as last year’s experience taught them the great value of the advertising obtain ed by exhibiting their best animals at such a show as this one has proved to be. The entries are being received from all sections of Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Prowers counties, and any stockman who has been overlooked is requested to send at once to Hon. Allyn Cole, secretary, at I.amai- for premium list and entry blanks. There will be a number of special sales of all kinds of stock during the show. The second day of the show will be given over al most entirely to this part of the pro gram which proved so popular with the stockmen last year. There will be several sales and each kind of stock will have a separate sale so there will be no confusion and no long delays. With the greatest stock show ever held in the valley in the day time, and the monster Elks Circus at night everybody is assured a joyous time in Lamar next week with no dull mo ments. Wiley Boys Win The boys team of the Wiley high school by their victory over the Holly hoys last Friday night cinched the pennant for the eastern division of the valley basketball league. They still have one game to play, but It can make no difference. They have play ed high class basketball throughout the schedule ami deserved to win. They will now play Fowler, champions of the western division and the winner will play Sugar City, winner of the central division. The Wiley and Holly girls teams are tied as each has de feated the other and won the rest of their games. Unless one of them is defeated on Friday night of this week it will he necessary to play off the tie. New Front. The work of putting in the new front on the Cade building just north of the Johnston block is going forward rapidly now. and it will be a continua tion of the front of that block as it is to be occupied by the Johnston Merc. Co. It makes a very handsome seven ty-five foot front and is all needed by the taregly increased stock carried by this big mercantile company. It will now soon be ready for occupancy. PAVING MEETING City Engineer Gives Illustrated Lec ture on Paved Streets and Roads for Business Men. There was a considerable gathering of business men and property holders at the city hall last evening to hear an illustrated talk on the different kinds and methods of street paving and road construction by Engineer Weiland, who has been selected to sup ervise the construction work in the newly formed First Paving District of Umar. The illustrations showed the modern and many of the ancient me thods of high grade road work, and demonstrated the good points and fail ures of each. Mr. Weiland tried to be , fair to all classes of paving, and his sole purpose was to put the advantage.' and disadvantages of each before the business men and property holders 1 now that the time is fast approaching 1 when a decision has to be made as to ! just w hat kind of paving I,amar will ■ adopt for its business district. It was a fine set of pictures and a highly interesting and instructive talk, giving all of the audience new ideas of the scope and importance of the questions involved. It was told in a very interesting manner and held the close attention of all the audience un til the last slide was shown. At the close on tho motion of Hon. C. C. Good ale a vote of thanks wa? tendered to Mr. Weiland by the unanimous vote of the audience. On March 5 the bids for the various kinds of paving will be submitted by the contractors and it will then be de cided just what kind of paving our city will adopt. STOCKMEN TO MEET Benl-Prowern Cattle and Horse Grow er- Association Meets Saturdav of This Week at Las Animas. The annual meeting «of the stock men of Bent and Prowers counties will be held at the court house in Las Ani mas on Saturday morning, February 17, at ten o'clock. This is a highly important meeting as legislation is now before the state assembly in which the stockmen have a vital interest. A very interesting program has been ar ranged for the meeting including many subjects of great interest to the mem bers of the association. A big banquet will be held in the evening to which all stockmen are In vited and it will be a great reunion for all the people of this section of the valley. No stockman should miss this meeting as it will be a big time as well us a most important meeting for all interested in the industry. Take a day off and meet with old time friends and enjoy a real interesting program. Ran Off With Car. Denny Nevius had his car stolen from in front of his house on Sunday evening, and when the loss was re ported to Sheriff Beavers hi. began a long night hunt for the stolen car. He finally found it out near the Kornman station standing in the road. There was no one near and it was evident the car had been taken by some of the town joy riders who remained out so late they were afraid to bring it back to town as the officers they knew would be watching for it. Sheriff Beavers brought the car in and on the way picked up a stranger who was walking and it was thought might have abandoned the car. No evidence was found against him. however. The only damage that resulted was to Den ny’s nerves, and the car will be lock ed after this. Second Cold Wave. The second cold wave that has touched this section visited the valley yesterday afternoon and last night the thermometer again touched the zero point. Reports from the mountain and northern sections of the state show one of the heaviest blizzards for years, and there are snowdrifts in places over the tops of trains that are stalled on railroad sidings in the mountaina. NEW HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION Organization to Begin Vigorous Cam paign to Secure Tourist Travel This Season. The new trail association that was organized recently for the district in the valley between Holly and Salida and named the Southern Colorado | Kansas Truils Association is now act i ively at work to secure tourist travel for the coming season. Mr. Owen, the Limar district director, soys that they are making rapid progress in getting the adjoining districts in Colorado and Kansas organized. He further says: “This new Association has outlined a program which we believe will be of more benefit than the program was last year, and we have met with sev eral of the luncheon clubs und the dif ferent commercial organizations thru out the valley und they all acknow ledge that the Tourist travel is of ben efit to all. and if several thousand l»eople come to Colorado this year in cars, it would be of more benefit to than if they went by train, and the benefit is not confined to any one trade alone, but all tradesmen profit by it. “Lamar should be assessed from $230.00 to $300.00 on the Santa Fe Trail, and last year’s obligation to the D-C-D was not taken care of. Some years ago l,umur pledged £200.00 per year for the promoting of the D-C-D, and until last year it has been kept up. The D-C-D is of more importance to Lamar, than the most of the peo ple think, and for proof of this fact, go out on the south road any day af ter the first of May and count the cars with foreign licenses and as this is a junction of the D-C-D and the Santa Fe Trails, and the cars pass clear through the town, nearly all of them stop here, and unother thing not to be overlooked is the fact that Lamar is the logical night stop on this road. “The program of the Trail Associa tion for this year is for extensive ad vertising of this road, and what we have in the Southern part of the State to see or to make a terminal of the trip which was planned by the tourist in the east or south. “No sign erection projects are con templated by this Association, nor are we going to buy other fellows’ Trail just because lie has it to sell, and if we take care of the advertising of the Santa Fe Trail and the D-C-D we will have our hands full.” COLORADO MAN GETS JOB I’o'tin a'ter General Hubert Work W ill Be New Secretary of Interior. It has been announced in Washing ton that Postmaster General Hubert Work of Colorado will be named by President Harding to succeed Secre tary of the Interior A. B. Fall when the latter retires on March 4, and that he in turn will be succeeded in the postoffice portfolio by Senator New of Indiana. The post of Secretary of Interior has been one of the greatest interest to the western states, anil there has been much discussion as to who would succeed Secretary Fall. The policy of many administrations in the past has been to appoint eastern men in spite of tho fact that almost all of the work of the department applies to the west, and for that reason the appointment of Senator Fall of New Mexico met with general The appoint ment of another western man, and es pecially one so eminently fitted as Hon. Hubert Work will be very pleas ing to the people of the west, and es pecially to Colorado, where he is so well known and popular. New Company Incorporated. The Gregg Realty Company, which has long been one of the leading real estate firms of the city, has been in corporated and will be conducted un der the name of Gregg Realty Co., Inc. in the future. Eli W. Gregg, who has been general manager, is president of the new company, and Walter Siebert, a new member of the company, is vice president. The company has hand some offices at 108 South Main street. NUMBER 37. NEW ROAD ROLLER Road Overseer Rhodenbaugh Builds a Fifteen Ton Road Roller for Work on Trail. Some of the gravel surfacing done under the supervision of the federal and state engineers on the Santa Fe Trail between Lamar and Carlton has proved quite a disappointment owing to the fact that some of the gravel was too large and refused to work into the binder layers, thus making a very rough surface to the road. O. H. Khodenbnugh, road overseer for the west district, has manufactur ed at small cost u steel and cement roller from an old steel frame that the county had, which is rapidly plac ing this stretch of road in fine shape • ■ be u :•> big advantage in all road work of the county. It weigli l'ifteen tons and is pulled by a big catepillar tractor, and the first trip over the road reduced the trouble very materially. It is now rapidly crush ing up the large gravel at a very small cost and will make that stretch one of the finest sections along the trail in a few weeks. This roller has attracted the atten tion of officers of the state highway association and is receiving much praise for its effective work and small initial cost. In the two years that Khodenbaugh has been road overseer there have been one hundred and sev enty-five miles of road graded in his district and forty-five miles gravelled, and all this road has been much better cared for than at any period in the past. The new gravel surfacing on the south road has been in bad shape since it was put on owing to no mois ture being available to work it, but even the light snow of last week was immediately used to drag most of its length and the improvement has been very noticeable. With any consider able moisture this spring this road will he put into better shape for next year’s crop than it has ever been in the pust. Lincoln Day. Monday was February 12, and is much revered in this country as Lincoln’s birthday, but just wether it is a holiday or not depends on whether you are working for the state, the gov ernment or yourself. The banks said it was, and were closed. Postmaster Markham and his force said Uncle Sam didn’t recognize it as a holiday so worked right along. The others did as they pleased—work or no work. The city authorities evidently had not heard yet what day Mr. Lincoln was born on, as it only happened 114 years ago. At any rate the flag pole on Flagstaff hill remained bare of any decoration all day long. Setting an Example. » Governor Pinchot of Pennsylvania, in a formal statement announced the budget would contain a salary of $lO,- 000 u year for the Governor for two years instead of SIB,OOO, as allowed by law, but that if the state had enough to pay its bills two years hence he would accept for the ensuing biennium the full salary. The Govern or said he felt he would be earning every cent, but that this was no time to raise salaries. The last Legislature increased the Governor’s pay from SIO,OOO to SIB,OOO a year. If legislatures would follow this ex ample, cut out the frills and refrain from passing new tax-raising scheme . the first step would be taken toward sane tax reduction and greater effic iency in government. Income Tax Man Here. Deputy Collector J. J. Fenton will be in Lamar on February 26 to March 1 at the Lamar National Bank for the purpose of assisting taxpayers in mak ing their income tax returns for the year 1922. As the above dates are the only ones on which he can be here it is hoped all taxpayers will avail them selves of this opportunity to consult with him as to their returns He will also be at the First National Bank at Holly on February 19 and 21, and at Springfield on the 21st to 23rd.