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VOLUME XXXVU. MONDAY’S SCHOOL ELECTION Year by Year, We Muchly Fear, II i (Jets More and More Queer. [ Last week in an article on the ap- j proaching school election The Register | •after stating that there was only one j ticket in the field, said in the words ; of Ma Pettingill’s Chinese cook that “anything can happen”—and it did. The polls were open at 7 o’clock in the morning and the judges of election had absolutely nothing to do all day long for at 5:40 in the evening only 48 votes had been cast and they were scattered throughout the day. The polls closed ut 7 o’clock in the evening with 149 votes cast or 101 in the last hour and twenty minutes. The scenes around the polling place at the Cen tral school building during thut clos ing hour were lively in the extreme with voters coming in on foot und in autos. The fight was over almost be fore it was fairly under tfay, but the smoke screen remained heavy over Main street for several hours after wards and has not entirely cleared up yet. There was only one ticket nominal- j ed and that was Alfred Todd for the full term and C. A. Coker for the va cancy term of two years caused by the resignation of Postmaster L. M. Mark- Iram. However, it was demonstrated two years ago that an uncontested nomination does not mean an election, and this was again demonstrated when the vote was counted at 8 o’clock Mon day night as Mr. Todd had 61 votes | and Dr. W. O. Sheller 77. The elec tion of Mr. Coker was not contested. There was much bitter talk after the election of the unfairness of run ning in votes at the last hour, but it has already been done here a number of times In the past, and we have noticed generally that the people who say it is unfair when it goes aguinst them usually consider it all right when the results favors their idea. At least voters who sign a petition for the nomination of a candidate and then fail to take the trouble to walk a couple of blocks to vote for his elec tion have no kick coming. Our govern ment is founded on the idea that all citizens should have an equal chance to express his or her opinion at the polls and have that opinion counted, and any citizens who fails to express that opinion has no excuse to com plain of what m-ay or may not hap pen. Citizens, who won’t vote except when they have a special interest at stake, should not complain of the re sult. The board will meet soon to elect officers for the ensuing two years. The election will make no change in the schools as the corps of teachers for the next year has already been ap pointed and there will only be vacan cies arising later to fill. Dr. Sheller was in no sense of the word a candi date for the position, having declined a proposed nomination, ami took no part in the contest. It is claimed that he will not qualify, but we have no definite information as to that. It Can Rain. After nearly two years without league baseball Umar advertised a league game with La Junta last Sun day—and it rained. It wasn’t any of those little sprinkles either, but just came down in sheets like the thing was common in these parts. A visitor in the city would hardly have believ ed that it was about the first Sunday in a year that a game of baseball could not have been played. Umar will have to open the schedule at a later date. A Real Noise. The big cement block on Flagstaff Hill was blown up about 5 o’clock on Monday morning and many of our people have been wondering why they did not hear the explosion, but the ex planation is simple. The new coat of paint had just been put on the new station a block north, and it wu - so loud that nothing else could be heard in the business section of the city. It is a real scream. THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1923. F. M. WILSON HAS RIG LEAD Result of Nominating Primary for Bi- I rector of Wichitu Farm Loun , Rank Shows Lamar Man in Lead. The first round of the fight for the election of a director of the Wichita i Farm Loan Rank for the district of ( western Kansas and Colorado has been completed with the close of the pri- ] m-ary election for the nomination of candidates. The result of the vote cast in the primary as reported from Washington was as follows: Candidate Associations Votes Floyd M. Wilson 57 51,247 Mr. Rurks 7 P. 440 Mr. Wells 3 4.018 Geo. R. Wilson 7 4.187 Jas. E. Jewel 21 18,104 Total 95 82,941 F. M. Wilson it will be seen from this not only has a big lead over all the other candidates combined, but as there is only a possible vote of about 120,000 in the district his vote rep resents almost a majority of ull the votes of the district. All candidates except Mr. Wilson and J. A. Jewell of Fort Morgan, Colorado, have with drawn and the coming election will be between the two. It will l>e settled in a few days now, and the many friends of Mr. Wilson throughout the district feel confident he will again lead by a heavy vote. There is no man in the entire district any better acquainted with all its territory and especially its farming needs than Mr. Wilson, and his business -ability and fairness have made him of great benefit to all parts of the district and all classes of the farming und livestock industry. Mr. Wilson has been with the hank as director for over three years and is now vice-president, and under the pres ent management the bank has not only been a wonderful help to the farming industry of the four states in its territory, but is returning a very handsome profit above the reg ular dividends to the stockholders, who are the borrowers of the institution. This reduces the already low rate of interest they are paying. Twas Ever Thus! Uneasy rests the politician that has the Denver Post’s support. When the thorny crown of its favor is thrust down upon his brow, he had just as well kiss ambition good-bye, put his hopes on ice, and retire to the stilly shade until such time as he can secure the enmity of that bunch of unesteem ed bushwhackers. For-a period of over a year now the Post has wasted a large portion of its space in pouring out its wrath upon the leading mem bers of the Denver school board. At the election Monday the voters of the city reelected the members attacked by a majority of more than four thous and. And as the Post had been more violent against Mr. Hallett than any of the rest the voters proved they meant it by giving him a larger vote than any of his companions on the ticket. As a hoodoo, the Post’s enmi ty is the finest mascot a man can have. P. E. O. Mothers Day. Chapter D. of the P. E. O. Sister hood observed Mothers Day on Mon day at the home of Mrs. Frank Sayler on South Second street with Mrs. Say ler and Mrs. Auburn Nowels as hos tesses. Each member brought her own or another mother with her and a most enjoyable afternoon was spent. The main feature was an address by Rev. Hugh Creswell on the signific ance of the day in w-hich he paid a beautiful tribute to both the old ami new mothers. Refreshments were served by the hostesses. Henry Ford is trying to make rub ier out of milkweeds. This ought, to lie easy compared to making a Pre ri dent out of a man who thinks history is “bunk” and who wants to flood the country with fiat money. PAVING PROGRESS Strange-Maguire Co. Have Large Force of Men Rushing the Work. Lamar’s Main street looks both live ly and muchly torn up just now. The Strange-Muguire Paving Co. have put a large force of men at work and with both tractors and teams at work doing the underground preparation and lev eling up the street it makes a busy scene for the eye, hut an eyesore for the man trying to get anywhere. The work is progressing rapidly and each day much progress can be notic ed. Some delay was caused by the attack on Flagstalf Hill. This land mark of our business section was es tablished during the war when a large block of concrete was sunk there in which the flag pole was .set. The block 'had to be moved and after several men had spent several days vainly trying to break it up, it was decided to use dynamite -and this was done early Monday morning with the re sult that it was broken up sufficiently to bury and go ahead with the work. The old landmark will be missed by 'the city speeders. No longer can they fill up on hair tonic and lemon ex tract, hit Flagstaff Hill on high, sail off into the ether and imagine they are aviators. ' The work is progressing rapidly and the rollers are now beginning the work of packing down the graded blocks of the street. The company is showing a desire to push the work to the lim it, and the business men are’ glad to >ee this done. FRED NOBLE RESIGNS Retires From Management of the American Beet Sugar Co. West ern Branch. Word was received here this week that Fred Noble, who since the retire ment of General Western Manager E. C. Howe, has been general manager l of the A. R. S. Co., has resigned both his position with the company and the Oxnard company in California. Mr. Noble started with the company in California over thiity years ago at the bottom of the ladder and through hard and intelligent work went through to the top. He now owns a fine ranch in California and retires from the active cares of managing the big company to enjoy the life on his ranch. He was for a number of years valley manager of the A. R. S. Co. with headquarters at Rocky Ford, and was well known throughout the valley with a host of friends in every locali ty. Mr. Noble was a thorough busi ness man and an energetic worker, and his place will lie hard to fill. The vice-president ol' the company, Mr. Gee, will take charge of the Denver office as general western manager. Weir-Wilmoth. A wedding of interest to Lamar friends was solemnized the morning of Sunday, May 6th, when Miss Rernice Weir, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don M. Weir of Lamar, became the bride of Mr. Grant Wilmoth of Denver. The ceremony was performed in the pastor’s study of the Central Christian church of Denver, with Dr. Davis 'of ficiating. The double ring ceremony was used in uniting the happy couple. The only guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Ross J. Weir of Denver, Dr. Coppy, President of Cotner University, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Dr. Clemmens of St. Louis. The bride was becomingly dressed in a dark blue suit and carried a show er boquet of pink roses and white fcweet peas with bridal wreath. The bride is well known among la*- tnar people, having lived here for a tiumber of years. She graduated with the Class of 1916 from the Lamar Union High school. The groom is a young man of sterl ing quality and is employed by the Denver Gas and Electric Company. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmoth will make their home at 630 East Seventeenth Avenue, Denver. SENIOR PLAY One of the Largest Crowds in History of High School Attends Senior Class Play. Last Friday evening the Lamar high school auditorium proved entire ly inadequate to hold the crowd which turned out to see the play given by the Senior Class of the school. Not ’only were all the seats sold but chairs were placed in all possible places and taken and even the S. R. O. sign hnd to be finally taken down as there was room for no more. The play given by the class was “The Time of His Life," and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed the occasion as the young people put the life and action into the performance that brings the real fun out of such situations. All the members of the cast did well and deserve high credit for the work. Considerable time was needed between acts to prepare the stage, and these were filled with spec ial numbers by members of the class. The cast of characters was as fol lows: Mr. Bob Grey, Ernest Tuttle. Mrs. Rob Grey, Josephine Eddy. Tom Carter, Mrs. Grey’s Brother, Frank McKenney. Mrs. Peter Wycombe, a Personage, Virginia Snider. Mr. Peter Wycombe, a pessimist with a digestion, Alden Pollard. Dorothy Landon, Secretely engaged to Tom Carter, Lucille Kelsey . Mr. James Sr., Dorothy’s Father, of a Peppery Disposition, Paul Pierson. Uncle Tom, an old colored butler from the south, Raymond Rair. Officer Hogan, of the Twenty-sec ond street Police Station, Dwight Bru ner. Director, Miss J. A. Johnson. Business Marrager, Vella Hall. Encouraged by the wonderful suc cess of the Junior and Senior classes with their plays the faculty decided to put on a play of their own and on Friday night of this week, May 11, will give the “Beantown Choir,” which promises to be one of the best shows ever given in the city. Special posters were prepared for this big event by the art students in the various schools and prize.-> given for the best effort in each school. Rawly Henldns won first prize in the high school, Pauline Sayler in the junior high, Betty Ober in the Lincoln, and Martha Bynum in the Pioneer. Track Team Failed. The Lamar high school track team did not make much of a showing at the valley meet -at Rocky Ford last Saturday. Although members of the team entered most of the events only a few succeeded in qualifying and La mar’s only score was made by Ernest Bolles, who took second place in the discus throw. He broke the valley re cord but a higher record yet was set a few minutes luter by -a Rocky Ford boy. District Court Adjourns. \ After a session that lasted three t weeks Judge A. F. Hollenbeck last Saturday adjourned court until the second week in June, when it will con vene again to hear some cases that could not be heard at this time. The session has been a rather lengthy one and many cases were disposed of, but the docket still has a large accumula tion of old matters on it that have been hanging over for months and years. Ascension Day Service. Malta Commandery No. 32, Knights Templar, will hold their Ascension Day service at the Baptist church on Sun day morning, May 13, at 11 o’clock In connection with the regular service of the church. Rev. Kelly, Past Com mander of the order, will deliver the address. : One of former Senator Depew's re ceipts for longevity is “no fads.” It is to be noted that his eighty-nine years include a membership in the Re publican party since Its birth. NUMBER 49. AMERICAN RED CROSS Report of Prowers County Chapter tor Month of April, 1923. At the beginning of the month there were on file the unfinished claims of 150 ex-service men, four new ones were added, ten closed and seven car ed for during the month. Two service men’s government Claims are active, none new or re-open ed, none closed, two were cared for •luring the month. 85 civilian families remain on the records as possibly in the need of fu ture care, thirteen new families were added, six were considered independent and taken from the records, 82 fam ilies were cared for during the month. In the civilian families to whom serv ice was rendered there were five wid ows, one deserted wife, twenty-two luilf-orphans, four cases of tuberculos is, twelve other cases of illness, two instances of legal trouble, nine em ployment reguests, five requests for employees, and one for adoption. In the matter of material relief eighteen grocery orders were given, seventy-seven remodeled or used gar ments to fourteen families, twice shoes *were repaired, four medical prescrip tions were paid for as well as six meals, eight nights lodging and five pair of glasses. Operations were ar ranged for for the removal of tonsils and adenoids for two children. During the past two months the W. P. B. C. of the Methodist church has 'mended, remodeled or donated two hundred thirty-three garments for use among those who need them, various Individuals have likewise assisted. One physician gave free surgival service twice, four other physiciuns have ren dered valuable medical aid in emerg ence cases, part of the cases being handled through cooperation with tho •chool nurse. CITY AFFAIRS Mayor Maxwell Starts Clean-Up Cam paign on Streets, Alleys and Back Lota. Mayor Maxwell has started a vigor ous campaign to make Lamar tho cleanest city in the valley, and has had the city street force with himself in charge at work in a systematic roundup of all trash and unsightly use less objects along the streets. When the paving is completed and Lamar’s business section looks like a real cit' Mayor Mawxell is determined to havj the rest of the town match up to it. He has appointed M. R. Sunday, chair man, and I. H. Myers and F. H. Kel sey as the committee to have charge of the paving work. City Doctors. W. J. Millard of Cincinnati was in Lamar the first of the week to try to get our city to join the Colorado Municipal League. He interviewed prominent citizens and the city coun cil und addressed a meeting of busi ness men. The city doctor is one <-f the growths of the many new fa is -tarted in the pa.-.l dozen years since we hired a college professor to u'- most bankrupt the government. The doctois can tell you just how to run any sort of a city and fix up a voting system that would confuse the devil himself. They have hundreds of schemes by which you can get more government for more pay, and en large the number of jobs to be held by favorites. None of them, however, have yet thoughts—or we believe tried to think—of away to reduce taxes, and the high rate of taation is what is stifling business and industry in this country. Has Sure Thing. Hon. M. G. Hodnette, the life in- I surance man, was a Lamar visitor [last week. He feels he has a sure 'thing on the U. S. Senatorship be f cause he says he is the only democrat * in the state who has not been mention ed for the appointment and therefore 'he thinks he must be the dark horse so much talked about.