Newspaper Page Text
The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXVIL STATE ROAD FUNDS Hues and Prowers Counties Lead in Stale Road Mileage for This Section of State. The big state road fund voted by the people last November is to be distributed over the state in propor tion to amount of mileage of state roads in each county, and the valley counties in the southeast part of the state rank as follows in this respect: County Miles Baca 229.75 Prowers 189.60 Kiowa - 135.50 Otero 86.63 Bent 85.26 Crowley 74.50 There are only seven counties in the state that will receive a larger amount of the road fund than Baca county and Prowers is not very far behind. An advertisement will be found in this issue of The Register for Federal Aid Project No. 168-B, which means the surfacing with gravel of the road from the end of the cement road just north of the river to the Bent county line. When this project is completed it will mean that practically all of the Santa Fe Trail in Prowers county is gravel surfaced and all it needs is moisture and proper working to make it a road that is a pleasure to ride over. The newest stretch between Carlton and Granada is now almost completed and is by far the best piece of work yet done in the county. Some of the earlier sections are go ing to require considerable work be fore they are in as good shape. Beets to Bring Between $8.75 and $9.00 Per Ton for the 1922 Crop. Sugar beets raised in this now stand at SB.BO per ton for the grower. If the balance of the sugar on hands sells for no less than what the more than two-thirds of the crop already marketed has brought the farmers will realize *B.BO per ton for their crop. Here are the figures of the amount of sugar made, the amount sold and the balance on hands: Bags produced, 90,800. Bags sold, 64,800. Bags on hand, 26,000. Average net price of the sugar sold is $6.68 per bag and since this report, which was up to the close of business on Tuesday of this week, sugar took a jump of $1.25 per cwt., and the indi cations are that the net price will av erage $6.75 which would bring the growers $9.00 per ton for their beets, the highest price paid in any sugar beet district in the United States. The National Sugar Manufacturing Co., was the only factory in the coun try to adopt the “fifty-fifty” scale for beets. This was done effective for the crop of 1921, aiui was a plan fig ured out by the Crowley County Beet j Growers association. The growers that season did not realize much on J their beets and as a result many grow- 1 ers were wondering if a "fifty-fifty" cale would work out as had been fig ured. There were several things that reason that contributed to the crop not realizing what it should have, among them a low price for sugar, light per acre tonnage and a low su gar content, but the most of them knew that if there was any one thing that would make the sugar beet crop worth growing it would be such a co operative plan of marketing and they stood firm, and the company was very willing to try it out again. So last reason, 1922, the contract was the same, and the figures given above show what the plan has accomplish ed. So for there seems to be no bet ter plan of growing beets than under a “fifty-fifty” contract, and this year other companies (most of them at least) have put out contracts that have a sliding scale based on the selling price of sugar.—Ordway New Era. Attorney and Mrs. Chas. L. Doughty were visiting Judge and Mrs. J. K. Doughty over Sunday and remained until Wednesday. Chas. Doughty go ing to Trinidad on legal business on Monday. THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1923. CITY ELECTION Aldermen Appoint Election Officers | and City Campaign Will Soon Be Underway. The action of the city aldermen on Monday evening in appointing officers for the different wards for the com ing city election has started a little talk of who will compose the ticket or tickets this spring—sometimes Lamar has one and then again they have more. It all depends, and it is hard to tell a month ahead of hand whether it will be a fight or not. Two years ago there was only one ticket in the field and two years before that there was one big scrap. The three city wards are divided by making all south of the railroad and from center of Main street east to corporation line Ward One; that por tion of the south section west of cent er of Main street is Ward Two; while all north of the railroad is Ward Three. Election officers were appoint ed as follows: Ward One—Judges, Mrs. F. W. Say ler, W. S. Woodside and J. B. Tra\- ler; clerks, Mrs. Dolly Applegate and Mrs. C. B. Ray. Ward Two —Judges, Mrs. C. P. Chil dress, Mrs. H. C. Davis and J. O. Stream; clerks, J. D. Spooner and E. T. Hoggatt. Ward Three—Judges, Mrs. W. L. Pollard, Mrs. Bert Merwin and Joe O’Donnell; clerks, Mr-.. Mattie Crims ley and Mrs. W. McCormick. The election will be held on Tues day, April 3, and all who are entitled to a vote but did not vote at the city election two years ago, will have to go before the city clerk to register and get his or her name on the poll ing list. Water Supply. The city engineers are now examin ing the best methods of extending the galleries at the Clay Creek supply station so as to ensure getting all the available water supply at that point. The rapid growth of our city and necessary increased demands for water combined with the long drowth in this section of the state has caused a short age in the water supply, so that with out more rainfall it would be hard to get through another summer’s lawn irrigating season. It has been dem onstrated that a much larger water supply can be secured there if the city is willing to spend some money on it. Enough water can be sold to the Santa Fe railroad alone to pay the interest on the money to develop the supply and it would seem a matter of simple economy for the city to go ahead with the work. New Real Estate Man. Walter Siebert, vice-president of the Gregg Realty Company, arrived in La mar the first of the week and will make his home here assisting Mr. Gregg in handling the growing busi ness of the company. He is an ex pert in the real estate line and will be of great assistance to the company in this line. The farming values are beginning to show new life in both Ir rigated and non-irrigated sections and the real estate men find they are again to be busy. Still Expanding. The Umar Light and Power Plant is rapidly becoming one of the biggest institutions of Its kind in this part of the state. The past week a contract was made to furnish power for the Bristol mill of the D. A. M & P. Co., and negotiations are under way for several more extensions of the big plant. The business now exceeds ten thousand dollars per month and Ls the most important part of our city gov ernment. Elks Initiate. At a well attended meeting of Lq,- mar Lodge No. 1319, B. P. O. Elks, last night the famous Springfield band —that part of it that did not already belong—was initiated into the myster ies of the order. The Luigi brothers were all initiated with the usual solemn ceremonies and afterwards a fine lunch was served and a general smoker enjoyed until a late hoar. LAMAR’S BIG WEEK Stock Show and Elks Circus Open To day With Big Doin'* Everywhere. It is gala week in Lamar and the town is crowded with visitors as well as home people out for a good time and interesting sights. The big west wing of the Sunday Garage is filled with displays of the aristocrats of the different breeds of domestic stock, and the spectacle is one well worth the time of any man or woman. Many of the animals have been blue ribbon winners wherever they have been shown and are the highest types of their class. The stockmen and farm ers from all over this section of the state have taken interest in the show, and are helping to make it a bigger success than last year's show. The committees of the Lions Club are all doing fine work at entertaining the visitors. The show is attracting far more attention than any similar show in this section ever did before and crowds are attending all the time. At night over at the armory build ing you can see the greatest circus and carnival ever held in the west. The Elks have prepared and are giv ing I.umar a chance to see the great modern circus at its best. They have a wide range of the most marvelous attractions ever seen in history rang ing from Litle Eva crossing the ice on roller skates to the thrilling cap ture of a thirty day dead bandit by the Denver police. Anything you want to see is there from the most blood thirsty wild animals to the famous galloping ant. The big armory is crowded with lovers of fun and sport all hours of the evening. FLASHES OF ACTION Walter L. Bennett Post, American Legion, WUI Show Fine Picture at Lamar Theatre. The Walter L. Bennett Post of the American legion will produce the sec ond fine picture for the Lamar thea tre public on Friday evening, Febru ary 23. It is called "Flashes of Ac tion” and shows pictures of the Signal Corps both in this country and in France during the war. The object of the in producing these is two fold, both the raising of funds needed to carry on their work and the arousing of the patriotism at this time when our form of government is be ing more seriously challenged by the secret foes within than it ever has by the enemies outside our borders. The young men deserve a hearty response to their efforts. The picture is re ported to be one of the best war pic tures ever taken. Basketball. The Holly and Wiley coacheb select ed Lamar as the place to play off the existing between their girl teams for the championship of the eastern division of the valley, and Tuesday night as the date. The Wiley cham pionship boys team also agreed to pluy the l-amar boys team the same light as an added attraction. The two games proved the best the La mar fans have seen this year. As an opener the Lamar boys who had not won u game during the regular sched ule upset all the dope and defeated the Wiley champions in a hard fought exciting game by the score of 33 to 25. It proved a bad night all around for the live bunch of Wiley fans who accompanied tKeir teams to Lamar, as the girls team after leading nearly all the way slow-ed up in the last few minutes of play and the Holly girls came from behind and won out by the narrow margin of 26 to 24. It was a hard game to lose. Colonial Tea. The ladies of Fort William Bent Chapter, I). A. R., are giving a Coloni al Tea at the Carnegie Library, on Washington’s birthday for the beuefit of their fund to buy patriotic books for the library This is their :>econd event of the kind and deserves a con tinuation of the patronage that at tended their efforts of last year. MERCHANT RETURNS S. G. Van Scoyoc Finds There Is No Flare in Same Class With Lamar. S. G. Van Scoyoc, who was propriet or for several years of the leader Store in Latnur, and left about a year ugo to conduct u store at Clovis, New Mexico, returned the first of the week accompanied by Mrs. Van Scoyoc. He says he can find no place in the coun try that is quite equal to and he Is back to stay. He has leased a store room in the Friedman Block on North Main street and will, about the first of March, open "The Famous’’ store there with a full line of dry goods, clothing, shoes and millinery. He is well known to our people and has many friends here who will wel come him and his wife back to the business and social life of our city. Van says if any American soldiers got mussed up in capturing New Mexico from the Mexicans, it was too high a price to pay for it. The skyline view of Camel Boulevard looked quite na tural to him, but he was glad to hear there were “Indignations” that it would be reduced soon. We also In formed him that he would not have to carry a lantern very long, as the I,amar plant is now lighting up Gra nada streets very beautifully and the officials hope In the near future to get around to the loimar situation— unless Holly and Animas should take a notion to come in and use the rest of the juice. Find Moonshine at Clifton Place. The strong arm of the law under the direction of Sheriff Dunivan swooped down on the Clifton ham burger joint and gathered in about five gallons of moonshine and arrest ed B. J. Clifton, the proprietor, Tues day morning. It has been reported that liquor was being sold over the bar at this place for some time, but no direct evidence of this nature has ever been produced. Mr. Clifton was taken before Jus tice Dickey and furnished bond for his appearance at trial. Clifton makes light of the affair, and states that he had the stuff to keep off the flu. He was arrested on a similar charge about a year ago, but managed to get the case dropped. Every day, in every way, this com munity is getting drier and drier.— Baca County Republican. Region as Large as France. The legislatures of five great west ern states as large as all Europe are ratifying the Colorado river program. Irrigation programs covering as large a territory as all France in acres are to be carried into operation. Six million units of water power and irrigated homes for three million farm ers are to be provided by this plan. Water, light, heat, power, enormous production from the soil and countless industries are among direct results. The nation’s wildest river is to be tamed, utilized and harnessed and the greatest deserts reclaimed. Certainly orderly government, science and engineering art to make a reality of the Bible prophecies that the arid regions shall become productive and the deserts shall bloom with roses. Partridge-Schalk. Announcements have been received by friends in Lamar of the marriage on February 10th in Denver of Mr. Robert Louis Sch&lk and Miss Eliza beth Wallace Partridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Partridge of Hol ly. The bride has for a number of years been a resident of this county and is a handsome and attractive young lady who has made many friends both in Holly and Lamar. The groom is a prosperous young business man of Denver. Both attended the State University at Boulder for sev eral years. Miss Grace Roth, formerly of loi mar, but who has been in Grand Is land, Nebraska, for some months, has returned to Lamar and accepted a posi tion with the firm of Gordon & Gordon as stenographer. NUMBER 38. DULL TIMES IN KANSAS Lawyers Start Another Suit Against Colorado Towns and Farmers. It is always easy to tell when it is particularly dull times in western Kan sas—so very dull that even the limbs of the law find it hard to stir up a disturbance. When they reach that stage they have an unfailing source of trouble supply to draw on. They get up a petition and sign it as some body of water users and sue the Colo rado farmers because they are so busy raising crops they think they will pay something to compromise rather than go to the trouble of appearing in court. The compromise of course just about covers the attorneys fees and costs It must be extremely dull there just now as they did not stop at suing our farmers but are going to stop some of the townpeople from drinking any of the Arkansas river water until the Finney County Water Users Associa tion gets enough for chasers for their moonshine, if they did not water it so much they could get u better price for it. The attorneys for the association filed a suit recently again enjoin ing our farmer* from using the wa ters of the Arkansas for irrigating, but it will go through the same form as the one which the grandfuthers of these attorneys filed a few generations ago for the grandfathers of the wa ter association and which suit is slow ly winding its way through the vari ous red tape proceedings of Uncle Sam’s courts to be delivered to our grandchildren if they live out the al lotted years of man. It would be tak ing long chance with the goddess of luck to expect a decision of this new case during the century now dragging its weary way down the avenue of time. The Truax Mercantile Assigns Stock to Creditors. The Truax Mercantile Company made an assignment of their stock of groceries, dry goods, shoes, etc., to the creditors, said assignment taking place the first of the week. F. L. Taylor, of Pueblo, Colo., was placed in charge by the creditors and began to invoice the stock Tuesday. Mr. Taylor, we are informed, will endeav or to dispose of the entire stock in bulk, otherwise will sell it out to the public. We are sorry to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Truax were unable to keep up the business. They have many friends and customer* who will regret to heur of their misfortune.—Baca County Re publican. Fine Concert. Ainoo Grotto No. 57 of Rock island, Illinois, wishes all radio enthusiasts, especially tho*e belonging to the or der, to know that their famous hand the one that carried off all the leading honors of lust year'.- national meet ings—will broadcast a fine band con cert on Wednesday evenitig, February 28. It will be broadcasted from Sta tion WOC of the Palmer School of Chiropractic at Davenport, lowa. St. Patrick’s Dance. The Eagles of Lamar will give .i Saint Patrick’s dance on the evening of Friday, March 16, at the Lamar armory. Fine music will be in attend ance and the bunch of Eagle hustlers promise to make this the banner dance of the year. Several new entertain ing features will be introduced and all who attend are assured of a grand good time. Changed Dates. J. J. Fenton, income tax collector for this district, will be in Spring field until Friday of this week, and in Two Buttes on Saturday. He will be in Lamar on February 26, 27, 28 and March 1 at the Lamar National Bank and will assist all those desiring help in making out their income tax re turns. C. M. Lee has sold the Lee building where the Whitehead store is located to R. C. Goodale of the Guaranty Ab stract Co.