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TOM MK--RIALTO THEATRE-SATURDAY NIGHT
DELTA INDEPENDENT 41st YEAR—No. 42 MANIE E. WATTS AND MSS SEICREST MARRIED Announcements ware received this weak of the marriage at Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thuraday, October 11th. 1923, of Mr. Mania Emory Watte, to Mtaa Lena Betcreat of Fort Collins, formerly of thla city, the wedding tak ing place at the home of the bride's slater. Mra Wayne Reddick. Another slater, Mra W. L. Wallace of Terre Haute. Indiana, played the wedding march. There were only a few friends and relatives present, and the simple service was employed. The house was attractively decor ated In tall flowers of blue and gold. The bride wore a gown of muffin col or Spanish lace over blue silk, and wore a corsage bouquet of roses. Both young people are well known here and have many friends to con gratulate them on this happy occas slon. The bride made her home here and lor a number of years was associated with the Hillman store as cashier. Mr. Watts is associated with his father. E. E. Watts, In publishing the Delta County Tribune. On their return they will be at tome of their friends In the Hartlg bungalow. Seventh and Meeker. NUMBER OF VISITORS AT ROTARY LUNCHEON A number of guests were present at the weekly Rotary luncheon. Including C. J. Moyoihan and R. K. Delmer of Montrose: Glen H. Nicholls and wife, B. B. Hufty and Walter Thomas of Pa onia; A. N. Minton and wife of Hotch ldss; Miss Faust of Eckert and Clif ford E. Dana and Mrs. C. E. Hardin* of Delta, so that although the roll call showed an absence of ten, there was a very Rood attendance at the luncheon, and all enjoyed a pleasant and profitable time. After a short business session at which two letters were read, one from J. W. Johnson, district engineer of the Bureau of Agriculture at Denver, thanking the Rotary for their Interest and efforts in regard to the Black Mesa road, and the other an appreci ative note from Miss Helen Fairbanks to whom the club sent flowers during her recent illness, a moat Interesting program was rendered. Beautiful solos were rendered by Mr. Minton. Miss Faust and Mrs. Nicholls. accom panied by Mrs. Minton. Mr. Dana and Mr. Nicholls respectively. The ad dress of tho day was given by Mr. Hufty. Paonin Rotarian, who made a splendid talk on the subject. *'A Ro tarian in Life." CREDIT MEN MEET AND PERFECT ORGANIZATION A very interesting and profitable meeting was held at the Bross hotel In Pnonia Monday evening when a number of business and professioanl men of Delta and Paonla met for the purpose of further organising the membership of the Delta County Cre dit association. This organisation will be a county wide owned and managed concern, in corporated under the state laws, and operated for the benefit of Its mem bers. It will furnish accurate credit facts and correct ratings of everybody in Delta county. It will cement business interests in various communities, so that business men and firms will become 00-opera ttve as well as competitive. It will protect against professional "short check" writers. The officers are: W. J. Hollands, president: It C. Egnew. vice-presi dent C. B. Adams, secretary-treasur er; K. H. Wolbort, office manager. There are also ten directors. TWO VOTING PRECINCTS IN CITY OF DELTA The registration bonrcl ha* been buay thla week transferring the regls tratton of tho city. There are now two voting precinct*—one at the City Hall am! the other one will be at the Court House —tho dividing line being on Matn street. All thoee living we»t of Main atreot vote at the Court House which la Precinct No. 2; and all those living east of Main atreot vote at the Olty Hall, whlrih Is Precinct No. 1. The election board for Precinct No. 1 la Ed. Moore. John A. Curtis and Mra. Ullle Wilson. For Preolnct No. 2, E. E. Watts, Mrs. Maggie Beckley, and P. E. Coombe. Those who have not registered for the coming city election may do so on Monday, November sth. This le the only remaining day on which to regia* ter. COMMISSIONERS AND MEMBERS HIGHWAY COMMISSION TO MEET Next Monday and Tuesday are the dates set for the annual meeting of the County Commissioner* In State Highway District No. 2, which will be held at the community rooms be ginning at 10:00 o'clock Monday. The morning seaSlon will be devoted to business, and other sessions will be devoted to addresses by various offi cials of the Highway Department. A banquet will be held In the even •->v A• OO nVIncV, On Tuesday there will be more talks on pertinent matters, followed by drives and a visit to the Holly Sugar plant In the afternoon. MRS. A. H. STOCKHAM PASSED AWAY TUESDAY Early Tuesday morning the Silent Messenger came to the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Stockham and called to eternal rest the beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Anna B. Stockham. The lady had been an invalid for forty years. Mrs. Stockham, whose maiden name waa Anna B. Shipley, was a daughter of Henry and Anna Shipley of Cin cinnati, Ohio. She was married to Albert H. Stockham September 25, 1879 and for nearly thirty years the couple have made their home here. Mrs. Stockham was beloved by all for her gentle, friendly manner. She was a member of the First Baptist church of this city. Surviving members of the immedi ate family are the husband and one son. Harry E. Stockham of this city. Funeral services were held from the family home Wednesday afternoon, being very simple In accordance with the wish of the deceased. Rev. A. B. Parry read the scripture. The Stock ham Hardware Company, the First National Bank and the Colorado Bank 6 Trust Company closed during the afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in Garnet Mesa cemetery. DON’T FORGET YOUR CONTRIBU TION TO THE HOSPITAL Hospitals are not money makers. They pay no dividends, and but few are self-supporting. A large proportion of hospitals are under the management of the Slaters of Charity who make no charges for their services, and who, as you know, constantly solicit financial help. Methodist-Episcopal hospitals are managed by Deaconesses at nominal pay. Some there are. under the man agement of their municipality; some by corporations that make up the defi cit. The average coat, per patient, in all hospitals. Is $4.00 to $4.50 a day. If every case paid, the hospital could take care of itself. But a certain amount of charity work must be done. The emergency case cannot be turned away because he has no money. Again, the Workmen’s Compensa tion Act, undertakes to provide help for injured employees; but only al lows $2 a day for hospital care, and not more than S2OO for hospital and surgeon. Several of these cases were tn the Western Slope hospital last month. The Veterans’ Bureau also allows only $3 a day. and nothing extra for medicines or dressings. The Red Cross takes care of some few cases from funds you have do nated to them. Why not donate directly to the hos pital? Why not donate In cash the amount necessary to take care of a case for one day? Nearly all of our indigent hospitals are operative, and for the operation and care the surgeon and physician receive nothing. The money you give to this Charity will help and may save the life of some of your acquaintances. You spend your money for pleasure trips, cigars, movies, entertainments, and luxuries in your home. You will enjoy these things more if you will give to Mrs. Lucy Hillman, once each year, beginning today, the cash to take care of a needy case, one or more days, In our hospital. CLUBS AND LODGES PRE PARING FOR ARMISTICE A number of club* and lodges are making preparations to enter the Arm tstlce day parade for the purpose of making a good showing and also win ning some cash prises. Plans are going ahead rapidly and everything looks favorable for a profit able day November 12. Plan to asilat the Legion hoys in making the day a success. DELTA. DELTA COUNTY. COLORADO. OCTOBER 19,1923 $65,090,000 IS LIMIT SET BY PENNEY STORES D. O. Taylor, manager of the local branch of the J. C. Penney Stores, re turned last week from a two weeks’ visit to Salt Lake where be attended a divisional meeting of managers. The meeting was the second to be held by the company, the first being held at St. Louis and subsequent meetings being held successively at Portland. Oregon; St. Pa«l, Minne sota, and Cleveland, Ohio. The meeting was conducted by E. C. Sams, president, and James McDon ald, head of the merchandising depart ment, both of New York. Twelve papers were read by mana gers of the various stores in this di vision. Among the subjects were: "Our Company Ten Years Hence;" “The Logic of Employing Young Men and Giving Them the Benefit of Train ing in the stores for Managers;" "How to Sell the Policy of our Com pany to the Public." There were 110 managers and 10 buyers, making a total of 120 at the convention. At the close of the sec ond day a banquet was served. The following ten days were spent in visit ing sample rooms where the most ex pert buyers to be found displayed their selection of merchandise for the stores. It is believed that this plan Is much better than searching the markets for desired merchandise. The buyers go into the markets and select the cream of the stocks, and from these managers can select such as is best suited for the needs of their own communities. The company has set $65,000,000 as its goal for sales this year, and Mr. Taylor states that the outlook is very good for attaining it. This is the amount expected to be reached by the combined 475 Penney stores. This gives the company a greater leverage and enables them to furnish a better quality of merchandise at a less price than they otherwise could possibly offer to the purchasing public. DELTA HAS CANDIDATE FOR U. S. SENATOR Delta has a candidate for United States senator! Sounds good doesn’t It? This is the news which H. E. Per kins brings back to Y>elta after a week spent at Denver, where he interviewed some of the prominent heads of the Republican party relative to Hon. George Stephan, of Delta, as a candi date for United States senator for the unexpired term of the late Samuel D. Nicholson. Hon. George Stephan "The Western Slope" Perkins says "is entitled to some recognition down at Washington, and Mr. Stephan is the man; he is competent, has travel ed extensively in America and abroad; he knows something about our prob lems on this side of the range, Mr. Stephan made a splendid state senator and filled the lieutenant governor po sition with great credit to Colorado. He is a worker. He does things. George Stephan can and would make a mighty good U. S. Senator." The regular meeting of the Delta Cham ber of Commerce will be held this evening, beginning with a dinner at the Community Rooms at 6:15 o’clock. There will be out of town speakers and much of interest and profit will be discussed. STAR BAKERY TO OPEN UP IN NEW QUARTERS W, G. Frieske has leased the south room of the Hillman Building near Fifth and Main and is fitting it up for a bakery, where he expects to open up during the next two of three weeks. Much of the furniture formerly used in his own building was removed intact, from the recent fire, while other pieces have been worked over into good looking furniture. Mr. Frieske will also install con siderable new equipment, chief among which will be a Hubbard Continuous Baker oven. This is the latest type oven and Mr. Frieske informs us, will be second to none on the Western Slope. It is of steel, brick, and steel wool Mr. and Mrs. Frieske suffered a heavy loss in the fire, but have built up an enviable reputation during the three or four years they have served the community, and will doubtless en joy a liberal share of patronage when they open up again LIONS’ CLUB HOLDS VERY PROFITABLE MEETING Wednesday was Father’s Night at the Lions club but only two members were able to bring dad’s. They were R. B. Tflden who brought his father, N. F. Tflden of Greeley; and M. L. Sweitzer, who had as guest his father, L. W. Sweitzer. King Banks was also a guest. L. W. Sweitzer gave an interesting talk and commended the various din ner clubs for what they have accom plished and will continue to accom plish. C. B. Adams spoke on the defense of the fathers and urged the permanent etablialiment of Father’s Day or Dad’s day. The Tennessee Serenaders being the two Stanfield boys; E. O. Wright, and Floyd Lane, gave some exception ally fine orchestra music, which would chase away the blues anywhere any time. The Lions club feels that Delta itt Joetunate in having such splendid musical talent. Gordon Wisoner sang "Pal of Mine" and “I’ll keep you Waiting.’’ Mel Springer said it was a great privilege to be a dad. He said that when he became 21 he voted the Republican ticket because his dad al ways had, and that he was still of the opinion that his father was the great est man he ever knew. He said that we give our children clothes and other comforts, but often fail to give them their greatest right, ourselves in play. R. B. Tilden also gave a very inter esting talk on dad. He also spoke of the fine spirit of cooperation whfch had been developed among the West ern Slope through the civic organiza tions. Special services will be held Sunday in honor of Father's Day at the var ious churches of the city. There will be no meeting of the club next week, as they and their ladies will attend charter presentation meet ing of thei club at Paonia. Hollands’ Store Fixing Up. The background of the Hollands’ display windows has recently been painted an attractive cream color. Screens in pale blue have been ar ranged to work in combination, mak ing a very pretty background for dis playing the handsome gowns, suits, and other wearing apparel for which this establishment is noted. The sale on house dresses at 88c Friday brought out several hundred thrifty housewives, and by evening the stock was nearly depleted. C. L. Oliver in Delta. V. L-. VIIW 111 Clinton L. Oliver, now of Kansas City, formerly a great booster for the North Fork Valley, was in Delta yes terday shaking hands with many old friends. Mr. Oliver was the founder. 19 years ago, of The Paonian, proud ly fostering it through the turbulent days of its youth, and is now the owner of a coal mine above Somerset, the interests of which brought him back to the valley at this time. He left yesterday for the Missouri metro polis. NEW FILLING STATION WILL BE ATTRACTION TO CORNER The new filling station which is to be erected by R. C. Egnew at First and Main is well under way. The cement foundation will be completea this week and further construction will be rapidly pushed. The base is to be of red pressed brick and the upper portion of tile, covered with Kella stone, a combina tion of colors. The roof is to be gal vanized tin. HUNTERS RETURN SOME GETTING THEIR DEER A party composed of Lawrence Ter rell, Alex. Wigram, Wallis Nelson and O. A. Ehrgott went to the Escalante and returned Monday with a buck each. Mr. Terrell drew an awkard brute in the shape of a horse, who got his feet tangled in some vines and fell, injuring the rider’s ankle, but af ter a short vacation at home he was as good as new. And, too, he got a buck. Ray Little and brother went out in the vicinity of the headgate of the city water supply and returned with a fine five-point buck. Gus Schlapp, H. F. Cook and Ralph Smith returned the first of the week from the Meeker country. They are not reporting and catches, so we im agine vension is scarce there. The Bettis Brothers, who always t scare something out of the bushes, j came in the first of the week from North Tabeguache with four bucks and a mountain lion thrown in for good measure. Walter Beckley, and James Wear- 1 son Willie, and F. H. McConnell spent several days near Glenwood Springs, but returned with their appetites and I the memory of a good outing. R. L. Pitman, of Delta; Carl Doughty of Eckert, and C. H. Allen of Grand Junction, made up a party to Escalante who brought in three fine deer Sunday. T. H. Dunbar. Dr. A. F. Erich and Dr. B. O. Win die of Delta, and David Keers of Hotchkiss left Thursday and are spending the week near Hooper, Colorado. They report some ducks bagged, and of course would take on a buck in self defense if necessary for personal safety. Ernest En gel hard t, Roy Bowen, Fred Tretcher and Mont Gallup re turned Wednesday evening with four bucks. JUDGE ALLOWS THE PETI TIONERS TO INTERVENE Judge Straud M. Logan. District Judge, has allowed the petition in in tervention filed by Delta men on their own and other taxpayers' behalf which waff filed October Bth, to stand on the records and has issued the following order: "Plaintiffs not appearing, elthe.- in person or by attorney, but haring not ified the court, and having considered the files and records in said cause, and defendant. The City of Delta, not offering any objection to such inter vention. It is therefore ordered that the said George Deter, Watson H. Stewart and I. M. McMurray be permitted to Inter vene in said action as parties defen dant for and on their own behalf, and on behalf of all other taxpayers of the said City of Delta, and that they are hereby made narties defendant In said It is therefore ordered that the said George Deter, Watson H. Stewart and I. M. McMurray be permitted to Inter vene in said action as parties defen dant for and on their own behalf, and on behalf of all other taxpayers of the said City of Delta, and that they are hereby made parties defendant In said action, and that their answer hereto fore lodged with the files in said cause may be filed by the clerk of said couit as their answer to plaintiff's com plaint. It is further ordered that both plain tiff and defendant may have 30 days from this date within which to plead as they may be advised to the answer of intervenors.’’ Paonia Miss Wad in Delta. Miss Thelma May Rogers of Paonia was united In matrimony to Mr. Jas. A. Cone of Park City, Utah, on Oct. 15. at the Presbyterian Manse, Delta. Rev. Sherman tying the hymenial knot. The yonng couple state that they will live In a “bug” for a time, going via the popular route to Park City, which will be their home. The bride’* mother. Mrs. Sarah Rogers, witnessed the ceremony. Good Beets. Z. M. Rhodes was tn from the ranch on the Gunnison yesterday, being the J. Tv Moore ranch, and re ported that hie seven acres of beets Is extra good and probably will bring close to 150 or 160 tons. C. B. Fettlng er. who recently came from Crawford to North Delta and has land under the North Delta Canal, says hi* beet* will run better than 22 tans to the acre. PRICE FIVE CENTS. OVER 200 MEN ON THE PAY ROLL AT FACTORY It iff a busy place around the Holly Sugar factory these dayff. Some 160 men are upon the regular payroll in the factory proper, with nearly 225 persons on the regular salary list The mill started early Friday morn ing to grind the 1923 crop of sugar beets, which have been grown In Montrose and Delta counties. The har vest will rim close to 6,000 acres. Nearly 1,000 teams have passed over the factory scales with sugar beets from nearby fields. Hundreds of heavily loaded cars have been re ceived. Beets are coming in much faster than the factory can grind them hut with a daily average of around 600 tons being sliced the factory will keep up as well as the management haff figured it would. The first shipment of new sugar left the warehouse this week billed to Kansas City, Missouri. Other carff are being daily loaded to fill orders which have been on file for the "Delta. Made Product." New sugar will he on sale here throughout the Western Slope within the next few days. There haff been a slight car short age this week, owing to the heavy rush to get the beets out while the weather conditions are very favorable. Arrangements are being made to feed several hundred of cattle at the factory feed yards this year. Some 2,000 tons of alfalfa hay haff been con tracted for by the company. The aver age price delivered at the factory has been $lO per ton. This item alone is a very important one to all the farm ers in the Delta district, as the price has been considered very advantage ous to the grower of alfalfa. TWO PETITIONS BEING PREPARED FOR VOTERS Two tickets will be placed in the field at the coming election which is to be held Tuesday, November 6th. Positions were circulated Wednes day by the Civic Improvement and Taxpayers' tickets respectively. The City Improvement ticket are placing In the field the present city commis sioners. namely: A. E. Penley, for commissioner of public affairs; N. J. Bradley, commissioner of finance and supplies, and Ed. Paul, commissioner of waterworks. The Taxpayers have assembled on their petition W. A. Shepherd. Lawrence King and Oliver Harris for the positions. The present board of commissioners seek another term upon the record of the past two years, it is said, while the Taxpayers' ticket will ask to be placed in office pledging themselves to handle the management of the city ; upon an economical basis, keeping pace at all times with public improve ' ments as demanded by the people. YOUNG MOTHER DIES WEDNESDAY MORNING The home of L. C. Ragsdale, eight miles south of Delta, was cast into a shadow of gloom early Wednesday morning, when the death angel claim ed the youthful wife and mother, Docla G. Ragsdale, who passed away at the age of 28 years, 7 months and 29 days. She had been ill for some time and in spite of all that loving and skillful car? could do, the flame of life flickered and went out. Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves her parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Henderson and four motherless babes. The funeral, conducted by a pastor from Montrose, took place yes terday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the remains were laid to rest In the Pea Green cemetery. DELTA COUNTY LAD WINS ON PIG AT FAIR Albert Stark a Paonia youth, owns the best pig In the state, according to the decision of the judges at the state fair recently held In Pueblo. The pig Is a Duroc Jersey from the Clements & Clements herd, and after winning first place at the county fair was taken to Pueblo and won first in Duroc Jersey club class; champion over all breeds: and first In open clam. He won over pigs from the agricultural college. He also won first place In the pig showing contest, the decision being made on the way the owner handles him In the show ring. A gilt under 6 months old, also from the Clement* A Clements herd, won second place. He Is a Utter mate to the on# which won first place at the Montrose fair.