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41st YEAR—No; 40 SPLENDID DELTA YOUTH IS SACRIFICED ON ATHLETIC FIELD Once more the community U called to mourn the loss of a fine young man, through a chain of circumstances no one could avert. On September It, Buell Crawford, left half back on the football squad at Western State College, received a broken ankle while engaged In a prac tice game. He was taken at once to a hospital In Sallda, and everything possible done to save his life. Friday morning hio leg was amputated uviuw the knee, but gangrene poisoning had developed and from the first no hope was entertained and on Monday after noon at 4 o'clock the young man yield ed up hlB princely life to the will of God. Buell Crawford was born at Flor ence, Colorado, on October 1, 1901, and passed away on his 22nd birthday. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Crawford of Read, whose grief is inconsolable in their great loss. Buell came to Delta county with his parents while a very small child. He graduat ed from Delta High School in 1919, spent a year at Colorado College and two years at Gunnison and last year taught school at Read. Buell was an ardent football enthusiast and was never happier than when engaged in a game. The remains were brought to the family home Wednesday evening, ac companied by the sorrowing parents and Mrs. Samuel Quigley. President Quigley being too ill to come. Short services were held from the home at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, and at 11 o'clock another service was held at the Baptist church. Rev. J. R. Treganra of the Austin Methodist church read the scripture from the 90th Psalm: Rev. J 1. Earp of the Austin Baptist church delivered the sermon and Rev. A. B. Parry of the Delta Baptist church offered the prayer. A trio composed of Will Ratekln. Mrs. O. B. Cook Rnd Mrs. J. E. Chalmers sang "Beyond the Smil ing and the Weeping" and "Sometime Well Understand.” A quartette from Austin. Oscar Coffey, Mrs. W. B. Keefer. Luclle Phoenix and Rev. Earp sang "Jesus Leads." There was a pro fusion of beautiful flowers In evidence. Rev. Parry read a telegram from President Quigley containing the fol lowing beautiful express km: “Arthur J. Foster, Della. Colo. Ex press to Delta friends our profound sorrow that Buell is gone. We feel the deepest gratitude to his parents and home community for giving us the Inspiration and genuine uplift of that wonderful boy's life. He was the bravest of the brave In his fight against the Inevitable encroachments of a torturing death. Conscious through It all. he never flinched nor uttered a sound of self pity or blame. Like a man he had lived almost like a super-man. He fought out the fight; he made us ashamed of our protests, accusations and railings against fate. His program of life was aggressive and strenuous. He avoided the lines of least resistance; of personal ease and personal safety. Had he been dif ferent he probably would have escap ed the accident that started him In stantly toward the battle with death, but he would not then have been the Buell that we know and whose mem ory we cherish as our greatest treas ure. Our Buell had character and per sonality and mind that he had made by the effective use of his God-given powers. Western's athletic field Is the Buell Crawford field to perpetuate the memory and Influence of this princely youth." SHORTENED ROAD TO DENVER IS A POSSIBILITY Denver only a day's motor ride away is the pleasing result that the McClure Pass association is working for. -Just twelve miles of road, to he buHt over McClure Pass would short en the distance from here to Denver 100 miles and make It possible to make the trip In a day. It would also mean a great deal In the matter of bringing tourists to the Western Slopo. for by shortening the distance so materially, many would come who could not otherwise make the trip. Big Olsen, aienwood Springs boost er, was in town this week In the in terests of the proposed highway, which will be an extension of highway No. 64, beginning at Hotchkiss and con tinuing to Glenwood. now complete with the exception of the needed 12 miles over McrClure Pass. The dis tance from Glenwood to Denver via Berthoud Pass Is 198 mlleß. The Holy Cross road from Denver to Rod Chff will have to be completed, but that road Is assured so it remains to push, the McClure Pass road. From Glenwood Springs, six roads out to the eastern slope will be open to the mo torist, over Hageman, Independence, Grand Lake, Tennessee or Berthoud Pasa. A big booster meeting will be held at Glenwood Springs October *th, when boosters for the road will get together and “put It over.” DELTA. DELTA COUNTY. COLORADO. OCTOBER 5, 1923 Wilsons Home Today. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Wilson are expected home today from a month’s visit to New Jersey. They made the trip by auto. To Visit Sister. Mrs. E. J. Painter is enjoy to* a vis it with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Riley of Loe Angeles, who arrived Tuesday. The ladles have not visited in past fifteen years. To College for Winter. Ernest Engelhardt left Friday for Chicago where he will spend the wint er studying electricity at the Coyn Electrical School and will also take a course in refrigeration in Fieble’s Ins titute of Technology. Garnet Mess Club to Meet. A meeting of the Garnet Mesa club will be held next Monday evening, Oct. Bth, with Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Van De Venter. At that time the bills and prise money will be paid. All mem bers and friends are invited. Plans are being made for a celebration and entertainment to the near future. It Did the Business. Last week Mrs. F. W. Grove lost a fine fur collar and inserted a -small want ad in the independent. The col lar was found by P. G. Lawrence who returned it promtply. Mrs. Grove is very grateful to Mr. Lawrence for the favor. He refused to accept any com pensation. Her Sister Is Ill. In response to a message announc ing the serious illness of her sister. Mrs. J. B. Gloskin at Colorado Springs. Mrs. Frank Koppe left Tuesday to be at her bedside. She was accompanied by her nephew, little William Gloskin. who has spent the summer here. Mrs. Gloskin has been for some time a suf ferer from ulcers of the stomach. Star Market Leased. The Star Market owned by the Grover Packing company of Grand Junction has been leased to Jack Lawlor and E. A. PI User of Delta re cently from Gunnison. The new firm took poaaeaalon October Ist and are now welt settled. Mr. Ralph Collin ■on. recently In charge of the shop, is returning this week to his home at Grand Junction. Peeled His Noes. Wm_ Dana of Los Angeles Is the guest of his brother. C. E. Dana and family. The local family are showing him the beauties of Delta county and a tew days ago while scaling some of the rocky parts of the county Mr. Wm. Dana fell. cuUlng a severe gash In his nose. Even yet we are won dering whether it was just a common fruit tree they were looking for. Will Winter in the South. Mrs. Carrie Hatch and daughter Hate! plan to leave Monday for & two or three months' visit at Rookwood. Tennessee. Miss Hatch has been a faithful assistant at the First Nation al Bank for the past eleven years and has been granted a three months’ leAve of absence by that Institution. The ladies may return here about the first of the year. Their home is being occupied by Miss Olive Ingersol. Laid up for Repairs. ——■ -r —■ • —r--' L. W. Brewer. Federal Inspector, sustained a badly injured knee last week when his knee gave out ea be attempted to step luto a car near -Chlpeta. The ligaments of bis left knee were torn loose end the knee cap waa injured. He is compelled to walk on crutches and at this time 1* unable to straighten out the limb. The accident Is a serious hindrance st this season when his work is at its height Doing Well on Coast. A letter received by this office from George C. Vickery of Marsh field. Oregon, who for many years, with his family, made Ills home here, conveys among other things the fol lowing Information: “I assure you that Coos Bay Is doing some tall step ping about now. How does $250,000 per month sound to you for a pay roll, and there will be for the next three years snd additional monthly ex penditure of about $75,000 by the gov ernment In the construction of Jetties so we can accomodate the largest ocean going vessel. This family con tinues to live and eat wtth due regu larity. We trust that our Delta friends may do no worse. Me, well you know about the only enjoyment an old horse gets out of life Is the eating of his hay and oats and sleeping any how.” A 9-lb. son was horn Sept. 18th to Mr. and Mrs. W. Chaney at Montpel ier, Indiana. Mrs. Chaney will be re membered as MKse Be dad la Lewis of Delta. C. B. Moore has been 111 all week and unable to attend to his duties at the store. Yesterday he was moved to the home of hie brother, J. B. Moore, for better oare. STAR BAKERY DESTROYED BY FIRE WEDNESDAY EVE The Star Bakery is almost a com plete loss as a result of a fire of un known origin Wednesday evening. The fire whistle sounded the alarm about 10:30 Wednesday night and brought the firemen on the spot In short order. Only the quick action of the firefighters and the fact that there was no wind saved the wooden building next south occupied by Me- Murray’s grocery. Chas. Gilbert saw the fire on his way home and turned in the alarm at The Old Smoke House. It is not known how the fire could have originated as the oven fires had been turned off since nine in the morning. It is thought that defective wiring may have been the cause. The loss is estimated at about $lO,- 000 and there was no insurance Some of the fixtures were saved and are being stored until Mr. Frieske de cides what he will do. SUB-COMMITTEE MAKES REPORT TO CITY COMMISSIONERS The sub-committee made its report to the city council late Wednesday afternoon. The council has not met in session to formally act upon it, but is inclined to accept the report as »t stands. While the details of the re port are not what the city council had desired, yet, for the sake of harmony, and in order to permit the improve ment of the streets as proposed, to be done, the council will not be cap tious and will make an effort to pro ceed at once along the lines contained in the committee’s report. Among other things the committee recommends that South Delta be not included in the present improvement district. While this would leave the southern portions of Main and Meeker streets as they now are, the council believes that this matter can be taken care of later, and allow the other streets of the city to be improved as proposed without delay. The report also recommends that West Second Street, Eaton Avenue and East Fourth Street be excavated to the depth of an additional three inches and a heavier surface of gravel made, on account of the heavier trav el. The cortmlttee expressed a prefer ence for crushed gravel, but leaves this question to the council. In the matter of assessment against the property owners, for the payment of cost of these improvements, the re port recommends that upon all prin cipal streets, that is running north and south —the cost of Improvement shall be paid equally by each and every lot; the cost of Intersecting streets those running east and west to be paid for in the following man ner: Twenty-five per cent to be assessed against the two corner lots, and the balance divided equally among the other twenty-eight lots In each block. The cost of Improving the street inter sections Is proposed to be borne by general taxation. The report recommends the Issu ance of five-year serial 6 per cent bonds, and further, that the council ask for separate bids upon each and every different class of work, as well as blanket bids for the entire work, and it is stated that in this manner not only the council, but the property owners will be advised as to the cheapest method of getting the im provement done without Impairing the quality of the work. The report also recommends that the city engineer shall prepare estim ates showing the maximum sum to be assessed against the property owners. Based upon this report is Is proposed that the city engineer shall immediate ly prepare the desired estimates and a statement showing the maximum cost to the property owners as re quested, whereupon a petition will be prepared and circulated among the property owners in the district, to pave the way for the necessary legal, proceedings by the council which will immediately follow. It is estimated that the necessary proceedings can be completed within three weeks from next Tuesday, Octo ber 9, and. weather permitting, work can be commenced or resumed by the latter part of October or in any event, not later than November Ist. With suitable weather and a large force of men at work. It Is anticipated that the improvement can be completed before the actual bad weather startß In, and the new surfacing will be benefitted by the moisture through the winter season. If arrangements can be made that will be satisfactory to all parties, whereby Claybaugh and Simpson, the former contractors, are permitted to complete the work they have begun. It Ur anticipated that the damage suit now pending against the city will be dismissed, and this will effect a saving of many thousands of dollars to the people of the City of Delta. GLENWOOD SPRINGS BOOSTER HERE RELATIVE TO NEW ROAD Slg Olsen, well know Rio Grande man, was selected to visit the cities of Delta, Montrose and other points along the proposed McClure Pass route, and interest them in aiding in the completion of twelve miles neces sary to make continuous passage from Redstone via Somerset, over the Muddy, through Delta and Montrose counties, and on south to Mesa Verde Park. Mr. Olsen states that the road can be built on a 6% grade and that at no point will the elevation exceed 9,000 feet. Mr. Olsen is of the opin ion that the necessary funds can be easily secured If all the counties and towns to be served will work to gether. He met with a number of business men In each town and returned to his home Tuesday more enthusiastic than when he started, through the encour agement he had received wherever he visited. WILL GIVE BALL FOR BENEFIT OF CHARITY The officers and employees of the Holly Sugar company have made ex tensive arrangements for giving a grand ball at the Delta Armory next Friday evening, October 12th, the pro ceeds of which will be used for chari table purposes. The company maintains a small army of men and women and even though they work long shifts, they are willing to devote their time and mon ey to assisting those less fortunate than themselves. The grand march will begin at 9:00 o'clock and you who would like to dance should be on hand early. A charge of $1.50 without war tax will be made For details confer with the committee whose names will be found in the display ad elsewhere in these columns. WOMEN’S CLUB WILL OPEN YEAR’S WORK WEDNESDAY The first meeting of the Delta Woman’s club will be held at the Community rooms next Wednesday, October 10th, and the following pro gram been arranged: Vocal solo Mrs. J. E. Chalmers President’s Address.. Mrs. H. J. Baird Selection Woman’s Club Quartette Report of Convention Mrs. W. C. Roe. Hotchkiss Reception and light refreshments In charge of Entertainment Commit tee. Hostesses will be Mesdames Rolla Allen and Lee Bast. The meeting will be called at 3:00 o’clock. THIRTY-THREE ATTENDED DENTAL CLINIC HERE The dental clinic held at the of fices of I*. W. H. Flu a lien and Dr. B. O. Windle recently, by the Western Slope Dental association, brought out many Interesting and instructive fea tures. Among these was a demonstration by Dr. Gilmore of Grand Junction, of “Morris’ Inlay Technique;’’ and a demonstration of original pressure curvers for amalgam work . A banquet at the Delta house was presided over by Dr. F. W. Grove, at which time an illustrated paper on amalgam restorations was read by Dr. W. H. Fluallen. This was followed by Dr. J .H. Baker of Montrose. Short talks were made by Dr. Z. T. Roberta, Dr. Talhelm and Dr. Lynn Mathews of the State association, regarding the holding of the 1924 meet tog at Glenw’ood Springs. WOULD GIVE CLINIC FOR BENEFIT OF BABIES Miss Lena Pecover. from the State Child Welfare Bureau, has offered to come to the Western Slope during November for the purpose of holding clinics in the various towns in the in terest of better babies. Misa Pecover gives Delta the oppor tunity to hold classes if the right kind of co-operation can be secured. The demonstrations will be held con secutively for four or five days. A meeting place and the proper equip ment will have to be secured for the clinio, such as layette, bed, sterilizing outfit, etc. The clinics are given without any charge, but if Miss Pecover’s enter tainment can be provided for it will bo appreciated, as the state and fed eral funds are limited. Mlaa Pecover gives lectures on prenatal care; care, diet and clothing of infants; sterilizing; care of bci ties, etc. It to up to the Delta women whether they have this clinic, and as time is short, it will be necessary to sot quickly. # Dr. T. H. Aust was down Monday on a short business trip from Cedaredge. YOUNG MAN DIES IN NEW MEXICO OF TYPHOID FEVER Henry Lawson, 22 years of age, passed away Sunday at Albuquerque, New Mexico, after an illness of ty phoid. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lawson of North Delta, and one of a family of several boys. The young man was engaged at the time of his death in working for the Santa Fe, running out of Albuquerque. The remains were brought to Delta yesterday, accompanied by a fellow workman from Albuquerque, and fu neral services will be held this after noon at 2:00 o’clock from the Chris tian church, conducted by Rev. B. F. Stallings. MRS. MARY HUNTER DIES SUDDENLY AT SAN DIEGO A message was received here this week announcing the death of Mrs. Mary Hunter at San Diego on Sun day, death being due to heart failure. Mrs. Hunter is a sister of J. E. and W. H. Beckley of Delta, and M. S. Beckley of Cedaredge. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Beckley, pioneers of this county, and has many friends among the older residents of the county, par ticularly in the Surface Creek sec tion. She was about 48 years of age, and is survived by two sons, both of Whom are married and living in California. Funeral services were held at San Diego Tuesday. PAONIA LIONS CLUB IN IMPROVEMENT WORK The Lions Club of Paonia has start ed fine improvement work in the plac ing of road signs over the county. On Saturday and Sunday ten signs were placed as follows: Delta and Cedaredge crossing; Aus tin, Cory, Eckert, Peach Valley, and Delta crossing; Crawford; Crawford and Hotchkiss crossing; Cottonwood, Heddles crossing and Bethlehem school. A committee composed of Messrs Graham, Beckman, Mathews and Miller did the work. SPLENDID EXHIBITION PUT ON BY GATES’ FLYING CIRCUS The Flying Circus exhibition put on Saturday brought out a good crowd and as the weather was favorable, many availed themselves of the op portunity to take a “fly” with Tommy Thompson, King of the air. At the aerial field in the afternoon Diavalo, the sky vaudeville man, per formed for the edification of the crowd. No admission charge was made, but voluntary contributions were received. Tommy Thompson, the aviator, owns the plane which was used here. He has been carrying passengers from Azote to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to a dally 200-mile flight. He has in stalled his fifth engine and has driven over 300.000 miles, during which time he states, he has never caused a scratch to any passenger. He handles the steering gear with the ease of a practiced chauffeur. No report has been made of the three airplane tickets given away by the Independent and the Colonial which were dropped on Main street Saturday, though a little girl present ed one at the box office of the Colon ial after the airplane bad left, think ing it was a show ticket. Eight of the ten free tickets to “Grumpy” were presented at the Colonial Monday evening. ELKS LODGE AND LOCAL TALENT TO GIVE MINSTREL “Hello, BUI!” Delta is to be regaled and entertain ed by a first-class and up-to-date Elk’s Minstrels. This fact was determined at the session of Delta Lodge, 1235, held on Wednesday night, and the date fixed for this undertaking is for December 20 and 21 Misses Wynne and Kate Killian have secured the music, songs and choruses for the occasion, which are both new and attractive, and they will have charge of the training and instruction necessary to get the best results. Dr. Erich is chairman of the com mittee having control of the selection; of the members of the chorus, and John R. Charlesworth is in charge of the funny business, which will include negro monologues, and general vaude ville stunts, winding up with a screaming farce. Full details are not yet complete, but rehearsals will be under way in a few days. With the capable talent In charge of the several features, the promise' is made that Delta will be favored with a high-class entertain ment of that character which the Elks are known to be capable of giv ing. Further announcements will be made to due time. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MISS ETTA BENNETT MARRIES W. R. NELSON On Monday, October 1, at high noon at the home of the bride’s parents on Garnet mesa, occurred the wedding of Etta L. Bennett and W. R. Nelson. The ceremony wa9 performed in the presence of a few friends; Rev. E. R. Sherman of the Presbyterian church officiating. Miss Bennett is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bennett, who e>row ♦« wcmanhod in Dclt** was edu cated in the Delta public schools and the Colorado University. She has spent two years as a successful teach er in the Delta schools. Mr. Nelson is a Kappa Slg alumini of Colorado University and is engaged as a civil engineer in the Federal Reclamation Service in Grand Valley. The wedding is the culmination of a college ro mance of several years ago. After a honeymoon trip the happy couple will be at home at 941 Main Street, Grand Junction, Colo. They are being showered with hearty con gratulations. REMANDED TO JAIL IN DEFAULT OF PAYMENT A hearing was had before Judge R. M. Logan Tuesday and Wednesday re garding the matter of W. C. Bigelow who was brought here last week from Littleton on a body judgment issued by one of the plaintiffs in the suit against Bigelow and other officers of the Denver Mortgage & Trust Com pany. Stiver and Knous, Montrose, on be half of Bigelow, asked for a dismissal of the charges, but the judge stood on his former decision which was render ed at Grand Junction in June last. There were a number of charges against the company, but only one specific plaintiff asked for a body judg ment. His claim is $2,500 and the jail sentence asked for in default of pay ment is one year. INDEPENDENT WILL HAVE BULLETINS ON WORLD SERIES Following its usual custom, Inde pendent will receive United Press ser vice detailing the World Series of baseball which opens at New York next Wednesday, Oot. 10. The giwiee will start at 2:00 o’clock eastern time. If you are down town watch for the bulletins; if you are in the country, call us up, either phone. EPWORTH LEAGUE WILL GIVE ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT The entertainment to be given by Elva Ketring assisted by local tal ent, at the Methodist church this even ing. promises to be of unusual merit. A glance at the program following convinces one that either the musical or literary part would be worth the price asked. , j Among other numbers by Mrs. Ket ring will be: A vocal solo by Will Ratekin; a piano duet by the Misses Naomi Hollem9 and Eva Louise Will iams; songs by the Delta Male Quar tette. piano solo by Miss Eva Burgin; violin solo by Otto Peterson; and a vocal solo by Mrs. F. W. Grove. A minimum charge of 15 and 25 cents will be made. DITCH RIDERS AND FAMILIES ENJOY SUNDAY AT RIDGWAY Over 150 attended the picnic given by the ditch riders under the Recla mation project to their families and the members of the office force and their families at Ridgway Sunday. There was an abundance of fried chicken and everything that goes to make up a real picnic dinner. A swim in the Orvis pool was among the delights of the day. PAONIA MAN MAKES SOME COMPARISONS OF BANK STATEMENT M. H. Crissmau of the First Nation al Bank of Paonia is a good hand at working his “bean" and has compiled a comparative statement of financial condition of Delta County banks for the last two reports, being the period from June 30, 1923 to September 14, 1922. According to this statement all the banks with three exceptions have raised their deposits, in amounts vary ing from $4,00 to $109,000. The Colo rado Bank and Trust Company de posits were raised $42,219.00; the First National Bank of Delta raised $109,966.33; the First National Bank of Paonia raised $67,498.77; Fruit Ex change of Paonia raised $1,861.80; First National of Cedaredge lowered $11,218.70; First National of Hotch kiss lowered $13,898.82; North Fork State, Hotchkiss raised $9,369.84; State Bank of Austin raised $7,260.28; Crawford State lowered $4,667.62. The aggregate increase in deposits Is approximately $72,600.00.