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DELTA INDEPENDENT 41st YEAR—No. 41 DEATH CLAIMS SON OF MR. AND MRS. W. A. LAWSON Henry Allen Lewson. eldeet eon of Mr. and Mrs. W. A Lawson, passed away September nth, at the Bants Fe hospital, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, being 22 years, 9 months and IS days old. He had been home for a two weeks' visit with his parents, and had barely returned to work when be was stricken with typhoid fever, and though a telegram was dispatched carrying the newa of hie wriem ill ness to hie parents, death claimed him before his loved ones could reach him. The body was brought back to Delta and funeral services held Friday afternoon at the Christian church. Rev. B. F. Stallings officiat ing. The remalne were laid to rest tn the Garnet Meaa cemetery. Henry was born at Erin Springs, Indian Territory tnow Oklahoma) In 1900. For the past two years he has been In the employ of the Santa Fe railroad company. He was a devoted eon and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His father and moth er. one sister and three brothers are toft to mourn his loss. The sincere sympathy of their many friends Is extended to them in this sad hour. NEW SCHEDULE IN EFFECT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 The new schedule on the D. & R. G. went Into effect Sunday. October 7th. As will be seen by the appended table the morning table will arrive 32 min utes earlier than heretofore, and the afternoon train 10 minutes later. No. 316 from Grand Junction due 11:08 A. M. No. 315 to Grand Junction due 3:65 P. M.. North Branch No. 321 from Somerset due 10:55 A M. No. 322 to Somerset, due out 3:40 P. M. The time of dosing malls has been changed to correspond, as follows: Malls Closed East bound Mall 10:30 A. M. Westbound Mall 3:00 P. M. North Fork Mall 8:00 P. M. WINDOW WASHING TAKES ITS PLACE AS A FAVORITE SPORT An Invention has recently been per fected by O. A. Whitlock, another of Delta county's growing list of In ventors. which makes window wash ing a pleasure and sparkling glass ware easy to obtain. The labor saver baa not yet been christened but prob ably will be called "Rub Wet." It consists of a white outing flannel bag about the right else to grasp easily, filled with a white powder. The bag Is wet thoroughly and then rubbed over the glass surface to be cleaned until all dirt Is loosened and every spot covered. Then taking a dry cloth, the glass Is carefully wiped off while the window la still wet. leAvtng a clear sparkling surface with very little effoit. BOOSTERS AT GLENWOOD EX PECT RESULTS BY SPRING An enthusiastic road meeting was held at Otoowood Springs Monday, and It Is fully expected that by spring work will be begun on the 12 miles of road over McClure Pass and that next summer DeKaites can drive to Denver In a day. About 25 were ad the meeting from adjoining coun ties. W. J. Hollands and J. E. Beck toy of Delta; Wm. Balch of Hotch kiss; ten business men from Paonla and Robt. Williams and Geo. Edwards of Somerset, represented Delta county. Steps to secure aid will be taken, and It to hoped that the necessary financial assistance will be forthcom ing. Committees were appointed from each county, which will meet In Della In the near future to report on progress made and make further plana T. E. Hulty of Paonla and A. D. Fairbanks and W. J. Hollands of Delta compose the committee ap pointed tor Delta county. Appreciated the Favor. It was a generous Impulse which prompted several of the burdneaa firms who were benefltted by the fire lad dies In the tire last wak. to make a voluntary oaßh donation which amounted to $25. It means consider able for boya to work so valiantly In extinguishing fire and aavlng proper ty, risking their health and lives, and Injuring olothlng, and these favors are also appreciated by themselves, al though they represent a very small (fraction of the saving to the property ownmm. Among the contributors were W. B. School field) A U OersL W. G. Frieske and I. M. Me Murray. [Big Feature-Japanese Earthquake Picture-6 Attended Area Convocation. Rev. and Mm F. W. Plmlott and children arrived home Friday after noon from a trip to Denver where they attended the Methodlri Convo cation for this district. While away they took the opportunity to visit their former home at Ordway. Attractive Display. Harry G. Shaffer and H. J. Baird have collaborated on a very hand some window display In their offlcee, in which pumpkins and Delta county fruits play an Important part. Delta brick and tile have a place In the dis play also, and the ensemble is most attractive. Leaving for California. A party composed of Mr. and Mrs. L. A Adams and children, Mrs. Frank Saunders and Mr. and Mrs Edgar Gale, left last week with points in California as their destination. They expect to spend several months ne gotiating the paved roads of this famous ooaat state. Blumberg Baby Dies. Little two and a half year old Russell Blumberg passed away at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mm E. E. (“Brownie") Blumberg, at Emporia. Kansas, Sunday, September 23rd. A baby sister, Betty, Is left besides the sorrowing parents and relatives here. The child was s grandson of Mr. and Mm Fred Blumberg of this city. The family is well known, having al ways lived here up to about a year ago when they went to Kansas. Going after the Bucks. Several parties went out during the week to be ready for the opening of the deer season today. Ernest Engel hardt. Roy Bowen. Fred Trechter and Mont Gallup formed a party which j toft Tuesday afternoon for upper Escalante about sixty mile distant. Gus Schlapp, H. F. Cook and his son in-iaw Ralph Smith, left yesterday for the Meeker country on the same mis sion. Head Lettuce Dess Well. Dr. James Burgln Is exhibiting some very fine tottuoe this weak which was grown near the cMy. The doctor, aqs ha sspartmaotad In a doaen dif ferent (Sanaa sB to htth altitude, and to very much pies sad with the re sult. The lettuce manures In about 10 days In this section, and to cones quently vary crisp and appetising. Spent Sunday at Hotchkiss Mr. and Mm Carey B. Adams, “Chuck" and wife, and Mrs. C. J. Adams were in Hotchkiss Sunday at the home of Geo. M. Park. Other guests were Mm T. J. Bovard. a sis ter of Cr. Park, and mother. Mm O. R. Park, both of Greeley. The Greeley visitors left Wednesday for their home. Six Killed at Palisade. An explosion In the Mid West mine at Palisade Sunday morning re sulted in the death of six men and the serious Injury of a seventh. The dead are: Robert P. Scott, superin tendent and manager; J. K. Keys, a foreman, and his three grown sons, W. R.. Robert B. and Harvey; George McKee. The sole survivor, James Ronds, was able to make a deposition Tuesday morning, stating that In his opinion the disaster was caused by an open lamp carried by one of the men and gsa In the mine. Hurt in Car Accident Ralph Girling of Lasear Is in the Della hospital as a result of an auto mobile accident Monday last when he sustained an Injury to bin knee. At first It was thought tfiat the hurt was not serious hut when It tailed to Im prove. he was brought to the hospital here Friday and his knee Is now Im proving. Mrs. I. Girling, his mother, came from her home to Colorado Springs to see him. Rain No Deterrent. In spite of the mta Friday evening there waa a good attendance at the program given in the Methodist church under the auspices of the Bpworth League, and a very satis factory sum was turned over to the fund for the blind. Hie program open ed with a piano duet by Eva Louise Williams and Naomi Hollems and the Male Quartette, Mrs. Grove and Will Rntekln gave vocal numbahs and Mr. Peterson and Miss Eva 'Burgln ren dered a violin and piano number, all of which were received with much applause and were heartily encored. Mrs. Ketring explained that while the state provides for blind of school age. nothing was done for the older blind and It Is for them that the money she raises Is used. DELTA. DELTA COUNTY. COLORADO. OCTOBER 12, 1923 HORTICULTURAL INSPECTOR’S OFFICE TO HAVE ASSISTANT Mr. George Dyer of the Bureau of Markets, Federal Inspection Bureau, baa geea given an able assistant in the person of Mr. Ferris M. Green, who will be associated with the Delta office during the inspection season. Mr. Green bad had extensive exper ience in the Hood River, Oregon, sec tion as well as in Colorado, and will be of great assistance to Mr. Dyer as well as the fruit growers of Delta county. Heretofore he has had offices at Grand Junction. WEDDING OF VENA WEAR LORIN CECIL SWINGER At the home of Rev. Alfred B. Parry, 207 Dodge, Monday, Oct. Bth, occurred the marriage of Miss Vena Myrtle Wear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jamee Wear, to Lorin Cecil Swinger of this oky. The ceremony was witnessed hy Miss Laura D. Fraz ier and Mrs. L. H. Smith. Mrs. Swinger is a very attractive young girt and waa a student in the Delta High schooL Her husband wa feet sure is highly worthy of the young lady who has consented to cast her lot with his. COLORADO TEAM MAKE GOOD SHOWING AT RIFLE MEET Homer D. Graham, Delta representa tive on the Colorado National Guard rifle team, returned last Sunday from Camp Perry, Ohio, where the National rifle and pistol matches were held from August 29th to September 27th. All branches of the regular service i were represented by a team of 14 men. Forty four slates were repre sented by National Guard teams and several civilian teams were there also. Over 1000 competitors, including the best riflemen in the world, took part in the rifle matches. Foreign countries were invited to send teams but none showed up this year. However, the team represent ing the U. S. A. fired the International match and broke their own record of last year. One or two individual rep resentatives from foreign countries stated that “you will surely beat us next year when you come over there." The regular service teams won most of the trophies and money prizes—the National Guard taking only a few. The Colorado team made a very good showing nearly everyone qualifying as expert riflemen. DISTRICT GOVERNOR AT ROTARIANS’ LUNCHTON Among guests at the weekly Rotari an luncheon was District Governor Jack Andrews of Longmont, who made an address following the lunch eon. Other guests were Geo. Watson of Pekin, Illinois; Geo. Sullivan, B. H. Jorgenson and Jooß|>h McDermoL all of Gunnison. Two ..letters were read In regard to the Black Mesa road, one from R. 8. Parti of the depart ment of Forestry and one from L. D. Blauvelt. State Highway engineer. W. J. Hollands reported on the meeting at the Glen wood Springs on Monday, stating that progress was made towards the building of the Mc- Clure Peas road, and that a meeting would be held in Delta the 22nd of this month. This road -will save 180 miles on the distance to Denver and approximately nine and a half hours' of time. Business being disposed of, the or chestra known as the "Tennessee Ser anadern." was called upon and three numbers were given, all o t which very much delighted the hearers. President Stewart then called upon Mr. Andrews who made an Inspiring address, taking as his theme the his tory. extension and ideals of the Rot ary. He spoke of the Rotary objec tives In the way of education, relig ion. business methods, boys’ work and co-operation, making the statement that the Meal of Rotary is simply “re ligion. in practice". Mr. Andrews an nounced that the 1924 convention would be held In Toronto. Canada, June 16 to 20. The district confer ence will be held In April at Colorado Springs. Campaign at Factory Opens Active operations at the big sugar null] will begin early this morning, ac cording to a statement given out. last evening by Mr. N. W. Draper, Man ager of the Holly Sugar corporation. Beet s have been coming In at a live ly rate and there are now on the ground about 4.000 tons ready for stlotng. The campaign will be run In continuous 12-hour shifts until the latter part of December. About 160 or 160 men will have employment. The Collins Duo. An Evening of High Class Entertainment—Music, Sketches MISS EDITH WELCH MARRIED IN IDAHO Announcement waa received yester day of the marriage of Miss Edith S. Welch of this city and Mr. Dorsey M. Stone of Rupert, Idaho, the ceremony beta* performed Wednesday morning at Twin Falls, Idaho. Tbo< wedding is the culmination of 8 romance which had its inception soon after Bliss Welch became a teacher hi the Juki or Hlsrh when] of the Rupert schools three years ago. Miss Welch is an unusually brilliant young woman and fcr purely a “native daughter” hav ing been born and reared in this city. She graduated from Del|a High school jwith the class of 1918. and in 1920 ac cepted a. position in the Rupert schools where fcbe has met with splendid suc cess during the time which has fol- They will make their home in Ru perh FASHION SHOP OPENING SUCCESSFUL EVENT The formal opening of The Fashion Shop Saturday in the building former ly occupied by the Colorado State Bank, was a great success in every way. The ton per cent, promised the Boy Bond amounted to SSO, and Mrs. Miller promptly wrote a check for that amount and handed tt to Mr. Blackburn. The store was thronged all day and evening with interested shoppers who made big inroads on ths fine stock now assembled in The Faril ion Shop. The Boy Band gathered in front of the shop at about 8:30 Saturday even ing and serenaded their benefactor. Mrs. Miller was highly pleased with this expression of gratitude and re gard and bolds the Band in warm re membrance. DELTA WOMAN’S CLUB HELD OPEN MEETING WEDNESDAY There was a good attendance and much Interest evidenced at the first meeting of the Delta Woman’s club held in the Community rooms Wed nesday. A letter from the State Fed eeratkn Secretary waa read, thanking Della fldr the invitation to hold the Btake lUMpMoa here In 1884, and promising co-operation. Mrs. Henry I. Baird, the newly elect ed president, delivered a very able ad dress. expressing her appreciation and her hopes for Che club during the year. just beginning. I A ladies* quartet composed of mes daxnee Ottver B. Cook. J. EChalmers and Wm. F. Marshall and Miss Mar-j jorie Mathers, gave a selection which' waa greatly enjoyed, with Mrs. B. Whipple on accompanist. Mrs. W. C. Roe of Hotchkiss con sented to give a review of the State Federation, which was recently held at Trinidad. This was listened to with marked attention. At the close of her address Mrs. Roe was presented with a handsome bouquet of roses. Mrs. E. J. Chalmers closed the program with Mies Wynne Killian at the piano. 1 Mrs. Baird was also the recipient of two handsome bouquets. The next meeting will be on October 24th and will be a program for club members’ children in charge of Miss Frieda Hoi-, lenis. Further announcements next week. COMMUNITY ROOMS TO BE SCENE OF ACTIVITY A comprehensive array of commun ity activities are on the program which is being carried out each week at the Community Rooms. The pro gram is as follows: Monday—4 p. m. Girl Scouts. 7:30 p. m. Committee meeting. First Mon day, dramatic club to be arranged later. Tuesday—3 p. m. Basketry. 7:30 p. m. Woman’s gym class to consist of calcsthenlce accompanied by the “Daily Dozen” records. Wednesday—l 2 m., Rotarians. 3 p. m. Woman’s Club, 2nd and 4th. 6 p. m.. Lions. Thursday—3 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. Americanisation work, educational. Friday—3 p. m. “Better Babies” work. 7:80 p. m. High School activi ties. Saturday—Woman’s Exchange cook ed food sales. A special fancy work sale and rummage Bale Oct. 20th. Be sure and come. Organisation of these activities is going on now. If you are interested call or telephone. To the Coast for Winter. Mrs. A. B. Crabiil left yesterday for \*hitti«r, California, where she will join her husband, who preceded her several weeks. They expect to spend the winter there. Saturday, Oct. 13 LIONS HOLD INTERESTING AND PROFITABLE MEETING A number of visitors were present at the Wednesday evening meeting of the Lions Club, aiding in the discus sion of roads that occupied most of the business session. R. S. Peck, of the Forestry service; F. C. Hogue, of the D. & R. G. at Grand Junction and Mrs. E. Tolman-East, secretary of the tourist publicity bureau of the Denver civic and commercial club, Were here and made a trip to Grand Mesa during the day. Mrs. East is at present mak ing a tour of the western slope gather ing scenic advertising data for the Rock Island. She addressed the club, saying that Grand Mesa is a wonder ful playground and only needs to be advertised so people will know about it. L. L. Beahm was also a visitor and aided in the discussion of the Grand Mesa and McClure Pass roads. Hugh Adams of Salida, was present, the guest of Cub White. The entertainment consisted of two readings by Miss Griggsby of the High School English department. LEGION ARRANGING FOR ARMISTICE CELEBRATION The American Legion boys are ar ranging for a real celebration on Armistice Day. No time or effort will be spared to make this event worthy of the day and a glance at the prelim inary program assures a full day. The fun will begin at 1 p. m. with a big parade. Generous prizes are offered assuring a large number of entries. Prizes are as follows: best sentimen tal float, $40.; best business float, $35; best float by club, school or fraternal order, $25. A prize of $lO will be given for the best comical stunt. Several other prizes will be arranged and there will be something doing every moment. Immediately following the parade a program of street sports will be car ried out with a partial list of prizes as follows: Climbing greased pole, first four, $1 each. Bomb throwing contest, Ist, $5; 2nd, $3; 3rd, $2. Kangaroo race, Ist prize, $5. 3 legged race, $5. Burro race, $5, $2, sl. Novelty race, $6, $4. The program committee are anxious that there should be a number of j clowns to add to the gaiety of the oc ' casion and will offer a number of prizes, either cash or other prizes, for i winners in the funny boys competition. I A carnival lasting the balance of the afternoon and throughout the evening j will be staged. It has not yet been ! fully decided whether any outside tal ent will be brought in for the carnival, but if not, a good lively celebration will be put on by home talent, of which we have plenty to stage a jolly carnival. A boxing bout is to be arranged for the evening to be held in the Armory at 7 o’clock. Various offers for this event are being considered by the boys and a lively scrap is assured. Following the fistic exhibition will be a jitney dance at the armory. I Keep this announcement and watch • the Independent for further details which will be published from time to time. Likes Our County. Wm. Dana, after a two weeks’ visit with his brother here. C. E. Dana, left yesterday for hfs home in Loo Angeles. Mr. Dana was very much pleased with Delta and while here looked at several places with a view to moving his family here and making this his home. <t> Off to California. Ben Hawkee. owner of the Delta Bicycle shop, has leased his shop to Ludie Richards and left Monday for San Bernardino, going in a truck. Mr. Richards has been employed in the shop for quite a long while and is fully capable of handling the work. Mr. Hawkes will be gone indefinitely. Visiting Friends and Relatives. Mrs. Sanford and little daughter Margaret, whoee home it at Casper, Wyoming, are spending a few days visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ray Br&ttain. Mrs. Sanford is also visiting her bro ther. L. L. Jordan and family of Hotchkiss. May Return Here. Mike Fowler, who has spent the summer at Hotchkiss, returned Sun day to his home at Franktown, Colo rado. Mr. Fowler is very much pleased with this part o fthe country, and is thinking seriously of locating here. <t» ARMISTICE FOREVER! PRICE FIVE CENTS. MRS. HOLLANDS’ FATHER DIES IN DENVER HOME While Mrs. Walter Hollands was In Glenwood Springs the first of the week, word came of the sudden pass ing of her father, Andrew Kullgren, who was stricken with heart trouble at his home in Denver and passed away. Mr. Kullgren was bora in Swe den 72 years ago but is ant old settler tn Colorado. He came to this country ia ISoi and to this state in 1873. For 20 years he made his home at Lafa yette, Colorado, and for the past nine years has been a resident of Denver. He w’as a charter member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Erie, Colorado, where he lived when first came to the state. He is survived by his wife and five children, a son, Nels, and four daugh ters, Mrs. Hollands of Delta, and Mrs. J. D. Zook, Mrs. Ralph L. Scott and Miss Olive Kullgren all of Denver. SCHOOL BOARD MEETS AND RAISES LEVY At a meeting of the directors of School District No. 1 Friday evening, the school levy was raised from 9 mills to 12% mills. This is done tn order to create a fund with which to retire $52,000 of indebtedness due from the distrlcL It is estimated this will amount to $15,000 a year. FRIGHTENED TEAM OVER TURNS LOAD OF COAL Several scratches and bruises, a bad scare, the loss of two tons of coal and a wasted trip to the mine aggre gate the price T. A, Shipley and Casto Livingston had to pay because care less motorists frightened their team Saturday night at the turn in the road three miles above town. Mr. Shipley was hauling a load of coal down for Mr. Livingston, when the car with glaring head and aide lights bore down upon them at the turn, al most grazing the lead horse and at the same time loudly sounding the horn. The frightened horse plunged against his mate, overturning the wag on into the ditch. There was four toot of water in the ditch, but both men managed to lamp clear of the wagon. Mr. Ltringrion narrowly es caped drowning—but for asriotance, probably would have lost hie Ufa. The two men managed to get oat of the cold water, extricate their team and make their way to town. The mo torist who caused the trouble, need less to say. never paused to lend hla aid. Mr. Shipley states that his team is not ordinarily afraid of a car and had the driver been more careful no accident would have occured. BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL PLANS CHILDREN’S WEEK Sunday, October 14th. 9:45, Sunday SchooL 11:00 a. m. Morning Worship. Address: “Responsibility of the Parent to the Child.” Rev. Edwin G. Morris. Special music by chorus choir. 6:30 p. m.. Young people’s meeting. The observance of Children's Week is continent-wide, and we want to make it a time when parents and Sun school teachers shall study the needs of the children in relation to the home, community and church. Therefore our Sunday School has prepared two programs, one for Sun day, Oct. 14, and one for Sunday, Oct. 21. The program for the 21st will be announced in next weak’s paper. The public, and especially parents, are most cordially invited to these ser vices. A. H. Stockham, Supt, of Baptist Sunday SchooL ANOTHER PARAMOUNT SCOOP McINTIRE and COCHRAN the Jap anese representatives of the Famous Players Laskey Corporation took the first authentic pictures of the Japan ese earthquake in and around Yoka homa and Tokio. The films were sent to Seattle on fast mail steamer and were taken off of the boat by sea plane and rushed to New York via special areoplan and will be in Delta Monday and Tuesday Oct. 15 and 16. These are the most vivid pictures that were taken of the greatest disaster of modern times. No person who sees, reads or is in terested at all in modern history can afford to miss this wonderful picture. Everyone has heard or read about the great Catastrophies that have happen ed in this old world but few have act ually seen them. Here is your chance to see, right in your own town, what others have gone miles and miles to see, and for only 10 and 30 cents.