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41st YEAR—No. 42
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
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.
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."
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.
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*
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.
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
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
The remains were laid to rest in
Garnet Mesa cemetery.
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
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
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.
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.
$65,090,000 IS LIMIT
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
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
Delta has a candidate for United
States senator! Sounds good doesn’t
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
C. B. Adams spoke on the defense of
the fathers and urged the permanent
etablialiment of Father’s Day or Dad’s
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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.

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