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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXVII. UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS For Mayor— Ist \V. 2d W. «i(l W. Total Maj. Chas. Maxwell, Citizens 210 207 184 601 70 E. J. Wagner, Peoples 147 261 114 522 For City Clerk— Curtis H. Gentry, Citizens 165 156 129 450 C. A. Lacy, Peoples 190 810 161 651 201 For City Treasurer— E. A. Lundgren, C. and P. .‘l2B 485 281 1054 For Aldermen, Ward I—W. W. Hagamun. Peoples, 156; I. H. Myers, Citi zens, 208; C. Ray Strain, Citizens, 138; Morris R. Sunday, Peoples, 193. My ers and Sunday elected. For Aldermen, Ward 2—H. C. Da'’is. Peoples, 254; A. ('. Heise, Citizens, 164; C. T. Knuckey, Citizens, 223; I). S. Nevius, Peoples, 267. Davis and Nevius elected. For Aldermen Ward 3—John V. Brown, Citizens, 123; Eugene Church, Peoples, 169; F. H. Kelsey, Citizens, 171; Bert Merwin, Peoples 102. Church and Kelsey elected. MAXWELL WINS Large Vote Polled at City Election and Results in Mixed Ticket. laimar people showed their interest in municipal affairs on Tuesday by turning in the largest vote ever given since the county and city precincts have been confined to the city corpor ate limits. Roth Ward 2, county precinct No. 1, and Ward 3, county precinct No. 8, broke their records, and Ward 1, county precinct No. 4, only ran ten votes behind its record vote in the 1920 presidential year. Last November its vote was ten un der the Tuesday record. On Tuesday 1135 votes were cast in the three wards. Ward 1 had 361; Ward 2, hail 473 and Ward 3, 301. The interest started early and kept up continuous ly until the last votes were in about seven in the evening, and there is ab solutely no room left for an explana tion or alibi. There were not enough votes left uncast to have changed the result if all had been one way. The result therefore is evidently the will of the people, and with that all should l>e satisfied—even though it may be u disappointment. The chief interest in the campaign of course centered around the candi dates for mayor, and it became evi dent early in the day that each candi date would carry the home ward of the other, and that they would be a close break. This left ward No. 3 to settle the race, ami Mr. Maxwell’s friends there proved their ability to meet the issue by carrying the ward by seventy votes. The party organizations on each side worked hard anil earnestly all day long and the large vote is a sure evidence of their efficiency. It was fortunately carried on throughout the past three weeks and especially on election with far less acrimony and bitterness than have usually marked the city campaigns of the past fifteen years, and for this most of the citi zens are duly thankful as it leaves none of the after bad taste that has featured the biennial contests hereto fore. Fred W. Marx is receiving many congratulations on having a second time managed a successful city campaign and the work of the organiz ation back of him was effectively car ried out by many volunteers. Ward No. 3, the north side, especially had a bunch of live wires who adopted the old Y. M. B. A. motto of “Don’t Weaken.” and carried it successfully to the very finish. The result on the officers that run over the entire city was an even break between the parties as the Citizens party elected the mayor, the Peoples party electee! the clerk, and the treas urer, E. A. Lundgren, was on both tickets. For aldermen the result fa vored the Peoples party as they elect eel both candidates in their ward, No. 2, and succeeded in getting one out of two in each of the other wards. The newly electeel officers will probably take their positions at the regular semi-monthly meeting on Monday evening, April 16. The tabluated vote for the three wards will be found in the table above. Supt. E. J. Knight of the city schools attended the state educators confer ence at Boulder last week, arriving home on Sunday morning. THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFI CIAL COUNTY PAPER. LAMAR. PRoWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1923. SMALL COMFORT After Ten Months of Anxious Waiting Depositors Get Ten Per Cent Dividends. Even a tenth of a loaf is better than no bread at all is about the feeling of the former depositcfhs of the Citizens State Hank as they viewed the checks for their first dividends on last Fri day. The hank closed its doors on the 26th of last May. amid much talk of opening again in a few days, hut when the bank commissioner’s deputy, R. L. Ritchey, carefully went through the paper turned over to him, he found that he had a long hard job in front of him if anything was to be saved for the depositors. What are usually called the hank’s liquid assets had mostly been spilled in the months when the bank was holding on by a scant thread, and the only thing liquid about most of those left was that they would run indefinitely. Most of them are still running. The preferred claims and liabilities of the bank which had to be met took up a large part of the best assets, and it has only been by hard work and the sale of the bank's interest in the property where it was located that the present dividend has been paid. There are several matters in con nection with the batik’s affairs in the court's hands for decision, and the size of future dividends will probably depend on this. Mr. Ritchey will make no statement as to the probable amount the depositors will get, but those who have considerable know ledge of its condition do not believe the creditors can hope for any great per cent of their claim to be paid. Easter Services. Special Easter services were the or der of the day at all the Umar churches and all were crowded to over flowing for the occasion. The weath er in the morning was the finest East er weather l.amar has enjoyed for several years and there was a corres ponding desire on the part of the peo ple to turn out. The morning services were held at each of the churches with special program and suitable sermon* for the occasion. At the Presbyterian church the Knights Templar had been invited and part of the program in cluded their regular Easter service. Rev. Creswell delivered a very able and instructive address. At the Bap tist church Rev. J. M. Gurley of Tope ka was in charge in the absence of the regular pastor, Rev. T. F. Kelly. The evening services at both the Me thodist and Presbyterian churches consisted of sacred contatas appropri ate to Easter and both churches were crowded to hear excellent programs. Wiley Produce House Changes Hands. Tra Fasnacht, who has l>een conduct ing the Wiley Produce House for sev eral months closed a deal with the Ln mar Produce & Hide Co. which trans fers to the latter the ownership of the local poultry house. Fred Pred iger of Lamar will have charge of the local house. Mr. Prediger moved his family to Wiley Sunday and is occupy ing the S. S. McDonald residence east of the State Bank building. Mr. Fas nacht ha 9 not yet decided what he will do since disposing of his business here—Wiley Journal. THEY STILL DREAM Shock of Election Returns Brings K. Z. Taxpayer Back to Life. April 4, 1923. Mr. Editor: —Having little faith, I went to bed early last evening and was shocked this morning to learn that the members of my family had actually decided to have a say as to how their money should be spent. I won't take up your space to tell what you already know but wish to inform you of u little incident you may not have heard of. The. leader of the present city administration forces drifted into a pool room on election night and being worn out by a hard day’s work, dropped off to sleep ami was visited by another pipe dream. He thought he went out mountain climbing and carelessly drifted off of Camel Boulevard and was startled to find himself before a six-story build ing on Fourth street. The lower two stories were rough and unsightly but the upper four very imposing. He inquired of the janitor what this was •and was told it was the new city build ing; that when it was decided to turn the old light plant into a city hail, it was found to he cheaper to build four new floors on top than to remodel the old cement building. These two lower floors were used as storage rooms for the discarded machinery priced too high to sell. A board stairway led to the upper floors but a small elevator "us located in one corner with a man in front asleep in a rocking chair. He asked the cause of this useless ex pense, but his guide said, “Why pick on him, he is not the only useless em ployee on the city payroll?” Upstairs the first room was occupied by the ebairmun of the utilities committee with five experts figuring paper prof its for the public utilities. The next room was the police room where he '.»w a large reinforced swivel chair for the chief and several desks, but no one present. He asked if they were all on duty, and the guide said, "Yes, the whole force was over in Bent county spying on a homesteader, "hose neighbors said that a man from Kim had said that a friend in Baca county told him he heard a man in Prowers county say that he passed the dugout the other day and thought he detected an odor of alcohol.” He had just mounted to the next floor and was approaching what the guide explained was the community room where he heard a great hubbub and voices ex claiming, “Ah! Ah!” and Tut! Tut!” On inquiring the meaning of this seemingly ladylike riot, he was in formed that Alderman Myers had just told a parlor story to the perfect ladies of the Tuesday Evening Club. The commotion was so great that it dis turbed his sleep somewhat, and parti ally arousing he heard someone read ing election returns, “Maxwell 184, Wagner 114,” and he cried out, “Don’t wake me, let me dream on forever.” It is such dreams that for several years have been nightmares for —E. Z. TAXPAYER. AMERICAN LEGION DANCE April 19 is the Day Set for the Big Benefit Dance by the Legion Boys. The National Guard is installing one of the finest radio outfits in this sec tion of the country at the armory in loimar, but are shy of funds to com plete all the equipment and cost of in stallation. The members of Wa Itef L. Bennett Post No. 71, American Legion, are going to help them to complete payments and in order to do so will on the evening of Thursday, April 19, give a big benefit dance at the State armory. They have engaged the Matt Jerman orchestra of Pueblo for the occasion and will have some special entertainment features which will make it one of the leading social events of the season. Peter Lynch, who since the year one in Lamar has been one of the town’s mort popular caterers, has opened a new restaurant in the north room of the Cade building. Pete’s place Is -al ways popular with the public. HIGH MILK TEST •Murch Report of the Arkansas V'alley ; Cow Tearing Association, March 31, <1923. Number of herds tested .22 I Number of cows tested 274 Average lbs. of milk per cow for the month 906 Average lbs. of butterfat per cow for the month 30.4 Average test 3.38 Average cost of roughage per cow for the month $4.91 Average cost of grain per cow for the month $2.44 Market value of 100 lbs of 3.88 percent milk $2.\!2 Average cost of feed per 100 lbs. of milk $0.92 Profit over coat of feed per 100 lb*, of milk $1.20 Average profit over cost of feed per cow for the month $11.98 Cost of feed per 1 lb. of butter fat $0.27 Number of quality cowa 93 The market value of milk is 4c low er and the cost of feed 4c higher per 100 lbs. of milk than last month. The profit over cost of feed ia 43c high er per cow than it was last month. There are 29 more quality cows. Five Highest Herds Model Dairy, Holly, 20 cowa, 1604 lbs. milk; 48.8 lbs. b. f.; $4.87 cost of roughage; $18.20 profit over feed. A. W. Creed, Lamar, 9 cows; 1183 H> milk; 41.1 lbs. b. f; $8.68 CO«t of roughage; $.2.66 cost of grain; $12.80 profit over feed. Turpin & Dewitt, Lamar 12 cows; 1199 lbs. milk; 40.9 lbs. b. f; $5.58 cost of roughage; $5.91 cost of grain; $16.11 profit over feed. Green Mt. Dairy, Umur 19 cows; 1121 lbs. milk; 40.1 lbs. h. f; $5.58 cost of roughage; $2.69 cost of grain; $18.25 profit over feed. Atkinson A Russell lamur, 10 cows; 1055 lbs milk; 37.0 lbs. b. f; $5.89 cost of roughage; $4.46 cost of feed; $13.87 profit over feed. Five Highest Cowa Mode! Dairy, Pioneer Oaks Korn dyke Mantel, 3544 lbs milk; 123.4 lbs b. f; $2.88 cost of roughage; $23.81 cost of grain; $43.17 profit over feed. Model Dairy Holly, Rhoda Douglas Orm-by. 1990 lbs milk; 90.4 lbs b. f.; $ 1.88 cost of roughage; $10.20 cost of grain; $45.31 profit over feed. Model Dairy, Holly, Stella King wood Korndyke, 1826 lbs. milk; 72.8 lbs. b. f; $3.88 cost of roughage; $10.20 cost of grain; $33.75 profit over feed. 1.. W. Markham*, Lamar Rio Verde Cornelia Pietertje, 2040 lbs. milk; 72.4 lbs. b. f; $4.88 cost of roughage; $9.50 cost of grain; $38.07 profit over feed. Model Dairy, Holly, Paramlty Muplecrest, 2189 lbs milk; 67.9 lbs. b. f; 3.88 cost of roughage; $14.57 cost of grain; $26.16 profit over feed. The Model Dairy’s (Ark. Valley Sugar Beet A Irrigated land Co.) cow Pioneer Oaks Korndyke Mantell has just completed a thirty day test with 2544 lbs. of milk-and 123.4 lbs. of but terfat. This is indeed n very remark able record for butterfat production but more especially remarkable for the amount of milk. Her highest days milk was 133.9 lbs. and the average daily milk yield was 118 lbs. Her best seven days record was 801.8 lbs. of milk with .30.4 lbs of butter. This is the second record cow for the Model Dairy within the last two months. Both of these record cows are out standing show individuals. Mr. Downing at Bristol has an ex cellent herd of calves. His calves show wonderful growth and develop ment and are an outstanding example of proper care and feeding. If there were more such calf herds there would be more producing cows in the future. A large percent of the difference be tween a profitable cow and a poor producer may be in the way they were fe«l and cared for when they were calves. Capacity ami development are essential to profitable production. With the coming of spring the need for pasture becomes more and more evident. Good irrigated land seeded with Prof. Morton’s pasture mixture will supply the cheapest as well as the NUMBER 44. ADDITIONAL BEET CHECKS High Price of Sugar Benefits Beet Growers Who Contracted Un der Sliding Scale. The American Beet Sugar Co. mail ed out checks to all growers who con tracted to raise beets under the slid ing scale for the 1922 crop. This is the second additional payment made by them since the close of the 1922 manufacturing campaign, and makes the high price of sugar not an object of wrath in their households. The dis tribution of these checks in the val ley will far more than offset the mo ney which the raise in price will cost its citizens. It will also tend to show the insincerity of that class of dema gogues who are always howling to give higher prices to farmers, but at the same time raise a far greater howl the minute uny food product raises in value. The U. S. nation as a whole is so constituted that there can be no such thing as general prosperity in the land without the farmer gets a fair price for his products. Necessarily this means that food stuffs will not bo rheap, but the general prosperity pro duced by good prices for farm pro ducts will make it easy for the gener al public to pay ita food bill. NEW BUSINESS BLOCK Lamar Will in Near Future Have New Building for Telephone Exchange. Patrick Holland, manager of the Mountain States Telephone Co. for Colorado, was here the first of the week, and was looking for a location for a new business building to house the Lamar exchange of the company. The business of the local exchange is growing so rapidly that enlarged quarters are needed and as there is no room for expansion in their present quarters in the Masonic Temple they believe the best plan is to seek a lo cation in the heart of the city and build their own plant. They now have propositions under consideration which will probably result in securing the necessary ground near enough their present quarters to materially reduce the expense and trouble of moving in a large measure and it is probable that their new building will he under wav in the near future. Big Catholic Dance. The ladies of the Catholic church gave a dance at the State armory on election night, April 3, which as usual each year proved to be the biggest social event of the season. The arm ory was beautifully decorated for the occasion and the scene on the floor was one long to be lemembered by the hundreds who attended. The Matt Jerman orchestra of Pueblo furnished the music for the occasion and it was pronounced by all the dancers to be the best dance music ever heard here. The big armory floor was crowded with dancers of all ages all evening, and everybody hail a merry time. Elec tion returns were announced and re freshments served during the evening. On Again—Off Again. The Rialto treatre which has been running in the Odd Fellows Temple for several years under the name of Star theatre, Lamar theatre, and Rial to, has been closed again, but it is an nounced will shortly be opened up again under new management. best possible summer feed for cows. imanent pasture grown from this mixture on good irrigated land will last for ten to fifteen years, can be pastured for six months of the year, will carry two animals to the acre and hold the milk flow up to a biaximum during the hot summer months. The lower price received for milk in the summer months makes it very neces sary to secure some feed that will be cheap and yet hold up the milk flow. The present increasing price of feeds along with this lowering in the price of milk brings about n condition that can be overcome only by the planting of a good permanent pasture. Max Grandy, Tester A. V. C. T. A.