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r ree Airpline 1 lckets i„<wndent wai fiw Free Tickets oaturdav at lNoon DELTA INDEPENDENT 41st YEAR —No. 39 W. C. T. U. HOLDS MEETING AND ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR The regular meeting of the W. C. T. U. was held at the home of Mrs. W. H. Stewart Friday afternoon. This meeting was for the annual elec* tion of officers and the following were elected: President, Mrs. R~ C. Egnew; Vice-President from various churches: Mrs. R, M. Johnston, Mrs. Edgar Wilkinson, Mrs. H. E. Tyler, Mrs. J. T. Welch, Mrs. Josephine Green well; Divisional Superintendents; Mother’s Day, Mrs. H. E. Stockham; Child Welfare, Mrs. I. M. Couk.Hu; Scieuiiuv Temperance, Mrs. C. P. Bragg; Chris tian Citizenship and Literature, Mrs. W. H. Stewart; Emigration Work, Mrß. Josephine Greenwell. Interesting studies in government, conducted by Mrs. Bragg, followed the election. The next meeting will be held on October 19 with Mrs. H. H. Howlett. Eighth and Palmer. All Interested in the work are cordially invited to at tend these meetings. LIONS CLUB DISPOSES OF VARIOUS MATTERS OF USE At the meeting of the Lions club Wednesday evening the matter of the survey of Black Mesa road was called to the attention of the members by Paul Osborne, who said that the budget would be made up for next year In November, and a committee was appointed to look after that matter at once. Judge Welch reported having re turned recently from Denver via that route and said he hoped the time was near when the scenic advantages could be brought to the attention of tourists. He also said that during his visit to Denver he had taken up the matter of appropriation for Grand Mesa and was hopeful of the outlook. W. E. Schoolfield made a very in teresting report on the tourist camp ground and said that more than fifty tourists had registered and made fav orable comments oti the camp ground. Dr. R. M. Ryan was good fellow ship chairman and Introduced Judge Hotchkiss who gave a talk which was listened to with interest. Among other things be said that it is Just as easy to drive a car along a narrow road by a ditch if you keep your eye on the road ahead, and this was true In business. He dosed with s quota tion from Theodore Roosevelt: “Hit the line hard, don’t foul and don't gouge.*' ISSUE BODY WARRANT FOR MAN WHO DEFRAUDED Underaherlff Guy Merritt left Tues day for Denver with a warrant In his possession Issued at the Instance of a Grand Junction party, for the return of C. W. Bigelow who It appears was associated with a firm In Denver about two years ago. knows as the Denver Mortgage St Trust company. It Is claimed that a number of Delta county men Invested sums of money totaling several thousand. In stock of the company, which was afterwards found to he worthless. The officers, including Bigelow and some man by the name of Martin, were Indicted by the federal Grand Jury, but so far have escaped Imprisonment. FINAL PAYMENT ON BEETS MADE THIS SATURDAY Tomorrow the growers of the Delta district will receive the final payment on the 1922 crop of sugar beets, amounting to 91.0r>, making a total of $10.66 for the year's crop. This will release a large stun of money In the community which will mean a great deal coming at this time of year when the present harvest la to be financed and varloua obligations met. The average price of sugar from September, 1922, to September, 1923, was $8.38. The sliding scale contract used by the Holly Sugar corporation has given the grower a fair share of the price received and has done much to stabilise financial conditions ths past year. Beets are coming <o be the main dependence of many farmers for as a money crop they are unequalled, and when about twice as many are grown as at tho present time, Delta county will be proportionately more prosperous. COMMITTEE MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN GRAVELING MATTER The committee appointed at the mass meeting two weeks ago to work out some plan of procedure regarding the present street graveling situation, have held several meetings looking to that end. A meeting was held Sunday after noon and Into the night, and another Wednesday evening. The committee Is diligently getting opinions from those interested, in an honest endeav or to enable it to recommend a feas ible plan to the city council for suit ing and completing the needed im provement work. Another meeting la scheduled for this evening. WILL DISTRIBUTE FREE RIDES FOR AIRPLANE SATURDAY Do you want to Uke a ride with Tommy Thompson?^ The opportunity may come to you if you come to the Independent office at noon tomorrow. At that time Tommy Thompson, of Gates’ Flying Clrcue, will fly low over Main street, and drop a bundle of Del ta Indenpendents to the street. Fold ed within two of those papers will be an order for a free ride in the air plane. If you find the right one you get a ride; if you don’t, you will get a Delta Independent, anyway—sixteen big pages crowded full of news, live ads and the colored section. So there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. The Independent is* the first weekly newspaper In Western Colo rado to stage an event of this kind. The Colonial Theatre is going to fling from the plane a special message tn which will be one free airplane ticket. They are also going to present to the lucky persons several “comps.” to their theater. Remember Saturday at noon the In dependent and Colonial Theater are going to fling from the Gates* air ship these free tickets. Be on hand and perhaps you will be the lucky ones* to ride as our guests. For 14 years the Gates Circus has been carrying passengers and to date according to the management they have never scratched a person. This will be your last opportunity to take a ride In this ship this year. The Flying Circus hat*’ returned for a five hour engagement from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. and will give some spectacu lar aerial work at the field east of Delta, as well as take passengers m safe flights for $5 a ride. Children under 16 years. $2.50. Would you like to ride as our guest? j WILL DISTRIBUTE FREE TICKETS FOR AIRPLANE RIDES, SATURDAY NOON. ARE YOU LUCKY ??? GATES FLYING CIRCUS AVIATOR CIRCLING DANIELS A FISHER TOWER AT DENVER, JUNE IS, 1923, AUS RICES OF THE DENVER ROST. DELTA. DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO, SEPTEMBER 28, 1923 DELTA COUNTY CARRIES OFF HONORS AT STATE FAIR Delta county carried off her full share of honors at the State Fair, ac cording to a telegram received here yesterday by James E. Beckley, chair man of the board of County commis sioners, from George W. Dyer, who is in charge of the horticultural exhibit at that exhibition. The message reads: “Won first of district display; first on county die play on fruits, 25 box collection; best collection each apples, peaches, plume, pcaFa, iuuto uuu Quinces; over fifty first prizes on apples, peaches, grapes, honey and cheese.” To Salida to See Son. Mtb. A. N. Crawford was called to Salida yesterday to see her son, Buel, who had his ankle broken In a prac tice football game at Gunnison last Wednesday. The injured boy was tak en to the Red Cross hospital at Sa lida, where he is slowly recovering. Gave Intelligence Tests. The Gunnison intelligence tests have been given during the week to pupils in the primary grades to de termine the eligibility of students for classes. After these tests the pupils will be grouped into three divisions of each first and second grades ac cording to the work they are able or inclined to do. Mrs. Warner's Brother Here. Mrs. W. W. Warner is enjoying a visit this week with her brother and his wife. Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Sei christ. who arrived Sunday from Los Angeles, and her sister. Mrs. B. F. Hart, who is here from South Caro lina. The doctor and his wife ex pect to leave tomorrow, while Mrs. Hart will remain for some time. HOLLY SUGAR FACTORY SMOKING UP THIS WEEK Gray clouds belching rorth from the 200-foot smokestack of the Holly Sugar factory Wednesday were the first Indication of activity In what promises to be an unusually profitable sugar-making campaign. The outlook for a big crop is very favorable and the field samples that have been test ed average well with other years. llie machinery, which has been overhauled thoroughly this summer, was being tested Wednesday and the boilers steamed up hence the smoke. The actual work is expected to com mence about October Bth. Digging beets will start next week and the big Job will soon be in full swing. G. J. Daley, general superintendent, and W. L. Lawson, general manager of the Colorado factories, were here on Saturday on a tour of inspection, also G. M. Drummond.-superintendent of California factories. Austin Gave Liberally. The clubs of the Orchard City and Austin communities raised $45.25 for Japanese relief, divided as follows: Orchard City Woman’s Club $2.50; Baptist church $12.25; Austin M. E. Sunday School $5.50, Orchard City Community Club $25. Big Show at Colonial. “Do you know a person who seems to be an irritable old grouch, but has a heart of gold? Who calls his ser vants “fatheads, fools and idiots,” but is nevertheless loved by those ser vants? Such a character is repre sented in “Grumpy" which will be shown at the Colonial Theater next Monday and Tuesday. Theodore Roberts, the veteran Paramount art ist, plays the leading part, supported by May McAvoy and Conrad Nagel. "Grumpy” is one of the most fasci nating stories ever told on the screen. Another Car of Poultry. LeMarr & Bell shipped another car of chickens to Los Angeles Saturday, which represents a substantial in come to poultry raisers of this com munity. Homeward Bound. Mrs. Ben Chambers, who has been here the past three weeks on busi ness, left Wednesday for Denver where she will visit several days and will then go on to her home in Eldor ado, Tennessee. Ramers Sailing. A message received by this office announces that Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ramer and daughter Rachel sailed on Monday, Sept. 24th, from San Fran cisco, for their home in Nicaragua, on the steamer Argona. Mr. Ramer is United States Minister to the South American republic. Won Nice Car. Dale Moore. 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Moore of Eckert, held the number which won the fine Dodge caj* given by the Hartman Brothers at the Montroee fair Friday evening. The winning number was 002654 and was the tenth one drawn. Need less to say the boy is delighted with his good fortune. Charged with Theft. On complaint of a man named Johnson of Crested Butte, Sheriff Dav is on Tuesday arrested a man named Addison near Eckert. The man was delivered to the Gunnison county sheriff Wednesday morning at Hotch kiss. Addison is charged with strip ping a car of tires, tubes, wheels and accessories. Bridge Contractor Here. vwiuiawiui ncrc. J. J. Lumsden of the firm of Winter burn & Lumsden, Grand Junction con tractors who have been awarded the contract for building the new federal bridge across the Gunnison, was in Delta Monday, accompanied by his foreman, Anderson, arranging to be gin work. Preliminary work was started yesterday and a full force will soon be at work. Here From Telluride. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Shephard of Tellurlde drove to Delta Monday and have visited an this week with Mr. and Mrs. 8. B. McCain and Mrs. Shep herd’s slater, Mrs. J. D. Nickson ox California Meea. They will leave on Saturday for Grand Junction to visit other relatives. Mr. Shepherd is wire chief for the Bell phone at Teilu ride. and is on his annual vacation. His Sister Dies. L. A. Cook received & message Sat urday announcing the sudden death of his sister in Chicago. This is the second death Mr. Cook has had to mourn, as a brother died in Chicago a few months ago. This leaves but two members of the family, L. A. Cook of this city, and D. P. Cook of Salida. the latter’s health being very poor. Change in Train Time. An unofficial notice has been issued of change in running schedule of the Rio Grande, effective October 3rd. It is intimated that the morning train will arrive approximately 40 minutes earlier, while the afternoon train will be about forty minutes later than heretofore. Consequently the mails will close in conformity with this change. Definite schedule will he announced next week. To California For Sojourn. Mrs. Martha Lawton and son James will leave next Thursday for Long Beach and join the lady’s two sons. Marion and Frank, who have spent several months there. The change is made for the benefit of Mrs. Lawton’s health. Her other two sons, Everett and Norman, will take care of the ranch on California Mesa during her absence. Attended Conclave. A party composed of G. S. Hender son, representing the scribe of Paonia Lodge No. 46; Mrs. Mary Patton, Worthy Matron of the Hotchkiss chapter O. E. S.. and Mrs. M. W. Ben nett, returned Sunday from Denver where they attended the annual chap ter meetings of the respective organi zations. The Hendersons took their son Gene to Boulder where he entered university. W. S. Henderson of Pit kin, a brother of G. S., returned with the party for a short visit. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Jay Fogg of 'Hiird and Howard welcomed a daughter to their home Tuesday, Sept. 25th. Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Denny wel comed a sou to their home the 25th. The hoy was named Nortaan Edward. A hoy. Harry Wayne, arrived the 20th at the Vance E. Myers home. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WILL MEET AND ORGANIZE COUNTY CREDIT ASSOCIATION A meeting of the directors of the Delta County Credit association was held Tuesday evening and arrange ments were completed for the engage ment of H. H. Wolbert as manager. Mr. Wolbert is a pioneer in hanking business and amply qualified to handle such a line. The location of the offices has not yet been determined. There are now about 40 members of this association and it is hoped tn extend the mem bership to at least 75. The associa tion is to be incorporated and only stockholders will be permitted to make use of the records of the asso ciation. It Is the intention of the association to have in Its files in formation on every man in the county, as well as the nation, through connect ing with the national association. If plans are completed it is the in tention to start the association on Oct. Ist. Mr. Wolbert will devote his en tire time to the business of the asso ciation. Officers who are named in the in corporation are: W. J. Hollands, President; R. C. Egnew, Vice-Presi dent; Carey B. Adams, Secretary- Treasurer. A final organization meeting of the directors will be held next Monday evening, at which time the detoils in connection with organization will be completed. REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR FOR COLORADO FOR TWELVE DAYS Colorado will have a Republican governor from October 14th to 26th inclusive. Governor William E. Sweet. Demo crat. will go to West Baden, Indiana, to attend a meeting of governors and will leave October 14th, and stop over at Springfield, to address the Midday Luncheon club of that city. During his absence Lieutenant Gov ernor Robert F. Rockwell will assume the chair and look after the affairs of the state, we know with dignity and efficiency. 1924 BUICK TAKES WHOLE COUNTRY BY STORM The new 1924 Buick, prince of motor cars, has created a sensation in the automobile world. It Is a car with a marked individuality. The Buick has always been a splendid car, but the new 1924 model is a better construct ed, and more powerful and more com fortable car than any preceding models. The great feature of the new car is the four-wheel brake system, which is a new thing in motor do m and is literally taking the country by storm. The four-wheel brake has now been so thoroughly tested that there is no hesitation in the minds of those who know in regard to it. Repeated tests have proved that with these brakes a car traveling 30 miles an hour can be stopped within 30 feet; traveling 40 miles can be stopped within 40 feet. It was demonstrated the other day in Grand Junction that in case of an emergency the four-wheel brake is wonderful, when a Buick driven just under the speed limit was brought to a stop within eight feet. Just in time to avoid running over a child that had dashed into the street. Such is “the confidence placed in the new brake system by the Nation al Insurance Company, New York, that they have voluntarily made a re duction of 10 per cent in the collision rates and 5 per cent in the property damage rate on 1924 models equipped with four-wheel brakes. E. L. Kepler, the local dealer, has just unloaded a carload of these supreme cars, consisting of five 1924 Buick Fours. He will have Buick Sixes in stock as soon as they can be had from the factory, which is so flooded with orders that they have a long waiting list. OFFICERS NAMED FOR GRAND CHAPTER ORDER EASTERN STAR Officers elected for the Grand Chap ter of Colorado. Order of Eastern Star at Denver last week are: Mrs. Sarah F. Greene. Rocky Ford, Worthy Grand Matron: Harold J. Reed. Trinidad. Worthy Grand Pat ron; Mrs. Amelia McClenahan. Greel ey, Associate Grand Matron; Howard S. Bushnell, Georgetown. Associate Grand Patron: Mrs. Fannie M. Cline, Pueblo. Grand Conductress; Mrs. Catherine Zisch, Denver, Associate Grand Conductress. <» Do Not Expect to Finish Contract. Ben H. Simpson and J. P. Claybaugh of Grand Junction, who had the con tract for street improvements in Delta hut on account of litigation were com pelled to stop work several weeks ago, were in Delta Tuesday and Wednes day. They stated to the Independent that they had given up all hopes of completing the contract owing to com plications which have arisen here over the matter.