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The Lamar Register
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
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
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
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.
Stock Show and Elks Circus Open To
day With Big Doin'*
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.
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.
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.
S. G. Van Scoyoc Finds There Is No
Flare in Same Class With
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
C. M. Lee has sold the Lee building
where the Whitehead store is located
to R. C. Goodale of the Guaranty Ab
stract Co.

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