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DELTA INDEPENDENT 41st YEAR—No. 43 HALLOWEEN PARTIES ARE RAPIDLY BEING ARRANGED The Hallowe'en season has brought out a number of Invitations to social (unctions o( various kinds and many Jolly spook parties will be held dur ing the next few days. One of the hirrent mwents O? the season will be the Hallowe'en masque ball to be given next Monday even ing at Masonic hall by the O. E. S. club, at which time their husbands, wives or sweethearts, as well as grown children old enough to dance, trill be entertained. Dancing and cards will be the order and light re freshments will be served. Misses Valentine Tremblay and Marian Tyler will entertain a number of friends at the Tyler home Wednes day evening. Invitations are out for a party to be given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Hall tomorrow (Saturday) even ing, at which time the Misses Janet Hall and Marjorie Elliott will be Joint hostesses. Mias Leota Herd and brother Ray mond will give a party this evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs Wm. H. TyreL The O. B. J. club will entertain their husbands at an evening party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson next Wednesday night. Tbo annual community party will be held at the Community rooms tomor row evening (Saturday). The Methodist church members and their families will have a 6:00 o'clock dinner followed by an evening of soc ial enjoyment In the church parlors thin evening. At the armory this evening the Holly Sugar factory officers and em ployees will give their charity ball. DELTA BOYS WILL ENTER TAIN SLOPE MEMBERS The Ht-T dob at Delta High aotool will be host to the Older Poyr €nn* fere nee of the Western Slope in us annual meeting to be heM December 7. I and 9. It Is expected that not leas than US young men wBI be In attendance at this conference. Last year at Grand Junction about 100 aUaeded. CONTRACTORS AT WORK ON BIG BRIDGE CONTRACT The contractors are at work on the North Delta bridge. The SIOO,OOO cement and steel structure which Is to span the Gunnison river has been started. A large force of men are now at work putting in one of the piers. It is necessary to go down to bed rock and the contractors have begun the task of digging to solid formation. They have started about the middle of the new proposed bridge to put tn the flrat pier. A power pump Is running steadily to keep the water pumped out so that the work of excavating can go on. The river at this time of the year is a little higher than usual which ne cessitates extra heavy facilities for the proper handling of the work. The site Is Just below the present bridge. WHALEN’S STUDENT WINS GOLD MEDAL IN CONTEST Vivian Corrales, a student at the Delta Business college, was this week swarded n gold medal from the Rem ington Typewriter company at New York, In recognition of her work at typewriting. Tbo requirement for this medal la 66 words per minute for ten minutes' continuous writing, with not more than five errors. Miss Corrales wrote 66 words per minute, with three er rors. WILL LOCATE ON COAST— GIVES UP FARMING PURSUIT Leaving early Wednesday were T. B. Lockard, wife and family, and Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Plants, of Eckert, on an overland trip to Los Angeles. The Lockards expect to locate there, but Mr. and Mrs. Plants expect to go to France In tho spring. Mrs. Plants, It will be recalled, was a French girl whom Mr. Plants married while serv ing Uncle Sam over the sea, and brought home at the close of the war. Mr. Lockard Is a nephew of Thomas L. and F. O. Bonfila of Den ver Post fame, and ha has been look ing after their ranch near Eckert. AMERICAN HORSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP RACE SATURDAY Zev. the American race horse, eas ily outdistanced his English opponent. Papyrus, in New York Saturday after noon In the SIOO,OOO race for the championship 1% mile race. The time was I:SS. Numerous reports had been given out durki« the two days preceding the race that Zev was suffering from a skin disorder and In the emergency that he might not be able to run, “My Own" was brought In to servo as a substitute. ZeVe owner received SBO,OOO, and Papyrus' owner sso,ooo under the terms of tbo agreement PREPARATIONS WELL UNDER WAY FOR NOV. 12 Armistice Day—Hoepitslliatlon. These two features are now occupy ing the attention and commanding tho Interest of both the Legion and its auxiliary. Armistice Day will for many years to come, create a personal sentiment tn the hearts at Legionnaires and their comrades In the World War. With those who actually took part In the aoul-sttning events that brought on "Armistice Day" there is and must be a super-personal element. It was Armistice Day that ultimately made the World safe for Democracy. It was Armistice Day that brought a proud and powerful foe to Its knees In supplication for s cessation of hostili ties and admit its defeat by force of arras What that meant to America and to American institutions .may never be fully known, but we do know that It averted further tyrannies at the hands of a powerful military des potism. So It Is that November 11 of each recurring year will recall sacred mem ories to tho membership of the Ameri can Lag lon and It la fitting (hat they, with tho people at huge, should cele brate tho day and Instil a stronger patriotism la all. The atveral oommtttees In charge of tho dels tie of the program for the Armistice Dey celebration report con siderable progress and It looks now as If the coming celebration will eclipse all others. Slight changes may be made In the hours, of which due announcement will be made. There la to be a parade, with floats and other decorations and the usual prises will be offered. Street sports will consti tute a feature. This will be followed by a street carnival for which the most diligent efforts are being made. A football game In the afternoon be tween Grand Junction and Paonla la also on the tape. A boxing carnival la being arranged. Dancing. An American Legion picture baa been se cured, entitled, "The Man Without a Country.” and this will be shown con tinuously throughout the day. This la only an outline of what Is to take place, and fuller details will be pub lished In due season. The Legion asks the support and cooperation of the people of Delta and Delta county In their effort to make this celebra tion the success It deserves ♦ ♦ ♦ Attention Is Invited to the published notice of the ensuing municipal elec tion. In addition to the election of municipal officers special questions are being submitted, and among them le the question whether or not the City of Delta shall donate the tract of land at the toot of Garnet Mate to the Legion for a home-site. The officers and members of Harry A. White Post, No. 66, and of the American Legion Auxiliary, respectfully request that the people will give favorable consid eration to the question being submit ted and vote "Yea’’ upon It The Post hopes to get money enough to build a home on this tract and with It make a beauty spot upon what Is now an un sightly corner. In recognition of the services rendered to the community, state and nation, the Post hopes for a favorable vote. ♦ ♦ ♦ Have you seen those beautiful caps In the window of the Golden Rule store? If not take a look at them. More of these oaps are needed for the men at Fltsslmmons and Ft. Bayard hospitals who are afflicted with the dread white plague. Woolen mater ial la needed. These caps will show what tho Auxiliary In Delta Is doing. Contribution boxes are placed at the banks In Delta and those who may be Inclined to help In this splen did work are requested to drop their spare change in theae boxes to the end that the good work may go on un hindered. Ladles of Delta, willing to help, may communicate with Mrs* Isis B. Gharleaworth, chairman of the com mittee In charge. DELTA. DELTA COUNTY. COLORADO. OCTOBER 26, 1923 GENEROUS RESPONSE TO CALL HADE EY HOSPITAL Unusual interest was manifested In the Donation Day for the benefit of the Western Slope Memorial Hospital. A steady stream of visitors poured In and out of the hospital all of Sat urday afternoon, each contributing his bit, thus making it possible for the hospital to meet the constantly in creasing demand for charity work. It was gratifying to note the large proportion of donations that came from former patients of the hospital, or people who have had friends or re latives as patients; showing that those most familiar with the institution best realise its importance to our city. There was no soliciting. More than one hundred people came cheerfully to give on Saturday; and each day since, new names have been added to our list of doners. The committees from Hotchkiss and Cedaredge have not yet reported. Besides the vegetables, fruits, jellies groceries, linens, furniture, etc., $65.00 In cash, and one ton of coal has been received. Also ninety quarts of peach es canned by Mrs. J. E. Moore for the hospital's use. We take this opportunity to thank the newspapers and the Colonial Theatre for the publicity given *ree of charge. A complete list of donors, together with their donations will be given In hospital's annual report to appear about the first of the year. The following Is a list of the new members added to the Aid: Mrs. W. R. Johnson, Mrs. Wm. Gar vin, Mrs. C. B. Adams, Mrs. Wm. Mack. Mrs. Emma Nutter, Mrs. C. Qoneolus, Mrs. S. B. McCain, Mrs. Keeling, Mrs. M. White, Mrs. M. Ween. These are considered valu able additions to the association. ELKS WILL GIVE MINISTREL SHOW IN DECEMBER B. P. O. E. Is In line for the mins trel show. Delta Lodge, at Its regular session last Wednesday night, put on the finishing touches to make the mins trel show a sure thing, and an enter tainment of which both the Lodge and the public will be proud. With the appointment of a manag ing committee and an appropriation of sufficient funds to meet contingent expenses, a great and attractive pro gram Is looked for, and It H all for the benefit If the Elks' Home Fund. Unusual features are being scheduled and a big time Is expected In Delta on the dates of the show. John W. Maxwell. Dr. A. W. Mac- Arthur and B. O. Windle, constitute the committee In charge. Dr. Erich has charge of arranging for the sing ers and the chorus. Both singers and chorus are betng trained by the Misses Wynne and Kate Killian. Pointers On Center Paving Many medlum-aised cities are find ing a solution or their street prob lems In paving a strip 10 feet wide down the center of the street. Curb and gutter is then Installed In the proper place and the portion of the street between the pavement mud the curb and gutter is gravelled. This di vides the street Into 2 sones: the center strip of paving will be occu pied by the faat, through traffic, which does most of the damage to dirt streets, and the side strips of gravel will carry the parking traffic. Of course It Is understood no limita tions will be placed on any kind of traffic in either tone. The suitability of this Idea has been amply demonstrated on both country roads and city streets. Take the con crete roads leading north and south from Denver. These carry a very heavy traffic variously estimated at from 4,000 to 6,000 vehicles per day. Many of these travel at high speeds. Some at a slow pace. Yet by an oc casional turning out to use the 4-foot gravel shoulder on earti side of the concrete, the paving Is found ample to carry a traffic much heavier than that furnished by a city of consider able else. If one then widens the strip from 18 feet to say $0 or 22 feet and Installs gravel on the side tor the dlMance to the curb, there does not appear to be any logical reason why the traffic on the streets of Delta could not be carried with safety and despatch. Littleton, Colorado! has had one street paved In this manner for shout 7 years. It Is the street which carries •II the traffic la and out of Danvar, John R. Charlearworth is in charge of the second and third parts, which will oonsist of humorous vaudeville slants and funny sketches. The full program is being worked over bat the details are not yet com pleted. The dates set for this big attraction are December 20 and 21. Watch for further announcements. All members of the order are deeply Interested in the coming event and w||| look forward tc the coming snow with keen interest. WILL PUT IN TWO BLOCKS OF NEW SURFACED ROAD Two blocks of road construction will be immediately put In as a result of a conference between business men of the city and the county commissioners and the city dads held yesterday. Milo Rice of Longmont, who makes this territory in the interest of a casket company, “sold" his idea to T. E. Remley, and our popular coroner In turn interested others in the idea, The new form of construction is nothing more than sand applied 5 or 6 Inches in depth to a properly graded rood. The experiment is to be tried out on the two blocks beginning at the corner mt Main and Crawford avenue, extending eastward. Work is to be started today, accord-1 ing to the agreement. Engineer Graham is already at work running out the proper grade for the new road. GOVERNOR ROCKWELL PROCLAIMS APPLE WEEK "Keep the Apples Rolling" is the slogan of National Apple Week, which will be widely observed in Colorado, beginning Wednesday. Oct. 31, and continuing to Wednesday, Nov. 7. Chambers of commerce in many cities and towns have been asked to co-operate and many have ludkated they will do so in order to obtain a I wider distribution and use of the applet "king of fruits." Among these are the chambers in the following cities: Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Sterlings Loveland. Longmont, Boul der, Cetomdo Brings, Pueblo, La Plata, Wblmnbnrg, Trinidad, Sail da, Leedvllle and Glenwood Springs. The healthful qualities of the apple will be emphasized. People will be urged to get their families into the apple eating habit and to have a bas ket in the pantry always handy. Apples are declared to be nature’s own remedy for many of mankind’s ills. Window displays of Colorado-grown apples by merchants will be one of the many features of the week, which has been officially recognized by Lieuten ant-Governor Robert F. Rockwell in a proclamation pointing out the sig nifanco of\Apple Week and of the de velopment of Colorado's fruit industry. Grocer* and others dealing in apples will especially cooperate to make the week a success. “Rosy apples make rosy Cheeks” is one of the health messages with rela tion to children that will be widely repeated. and amounts probably to 3,000 vehi cles per day. This street is also con siderably narrower than most of Del ta’s streets yet the 18 feet of con crete with the graveled sides has been found sufficient. It is planned to pave the remainder of the street at a future date but the capacity of the street to carry all the traffic imposed is probably delaying paving the sides. Lake Avenue in Colorado Springs leading to the Broadmoor hotel has a 12-foot strip of concrete on each side of the car track, and is found to be more than ample for all traffic re quirements. Ft. Lupton, Colorado, is on the main highway leading north from Denver. A center strip of concrete was put through last year and sometime later a local improvement district was created and the balance of the street paved. The main street of Aurora Colorado, was likewise treated, while In Fowler, Colorado, the center strip is still found sufficient, as it is also in Golden, Colorado. Cities in other states have found this idea entirely practical. Among those may be mentioned Glenridge, Now Jersey. Put In a few words: The center strip carries the dust raising, street destroying traffic and is entirely ample for that purpose. When a driver wishes to park he merely turns off the concrete and drives to the curb. It permits cities to have most of the advantages of a full-paved street at only a portion of the cost, and can be utilised fully when It Is desired to pave the balance of the street. NEIGHBORS OF WOODCRAFT HAVE ELECTION OF OFFICERS The regular meeting of Vivian Circle No. 225, Neighbors of Wood craft, was held Tueeday evening. There was one candidate. Nomination and election of officers was also held and the following were elected, who will be installed early in January: Anna Hull, Past Guardian Neighbor. Myrtie B. Tyler, Guardian Neighbor. Hazel Wear, Adviser. Lela M. Lay cock, Magician. Clara Bradley, Clerk. Lillie Wilson. Banker. Gladys Jessup, Attendant. Edna Potter. Inner Sentinel. Ida Barney, Outer Sentinel. Julia Smith, Magician. W. N. Duling, Capt. of Guards. B. C. Jessup, Correspondent. Maggie Beckley, Belle Duling and Cora Getts, Managers. Mrs. Vida Bouklin was recommend ed to the Grand Guardian Neighbor for appointment as installing officer. MASONS TO TAKE PART IN WASHINGTON MEMORIAL Many Masons in Colorado are plan ning to attend the ceremonies attend ant upon the laying of the cornerstone on Nov. 1, at Alexandria, Va., of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. This event will attract to Alexandria and Washington, D.C., the largest number of Masons ever gath ered on any occasion in American his tory. The memorial, which is declared to be the grandest ever erected in honor of any man, will be built on Shooters Hill, along the Arlington Ridge and commanding a view of the city of Washington, of Mount Vernon and of all the country most frequented by George Washington. The structure will exceed in size all the other great monuments heretofore erected in the national capital and immediate envir ons. It will be 230 feet in depth by 160 feet in width and its height will be 200 feet. It will be in the classical style, entirely of enduring granite, and Its cost when complete will be $4,000,000. Surrounding the memorial proper will be a park of 32 acres, and the edi fice will be approached by a series of steps and terraces, beautifully ar ranged by the landscape artist. The Memorial Hall in this grand structure will be in the form of an atrium 70 by 100 feet and 64 feet in height. The entrance will be expressed in a six columned portico of pure Doric de sign. Above the Memorial Hall will be rooms used for a museum of Wash ington relics. Still another level will rise beyond that and crowning all will be a covered observation platform, all three levels screened by stately colon ades. The architects for the imposing memorial are Helme & Corbett of New York, with S. Eugene Osgood of Grand Rapids as consultant, and the land scape architects are Olmstead Broa of Brookline, Mass. There are now more than 17,000 Blue Lodges in the United States, with 3.000.000 members. The Masonic Fraternity as a whole, and each of its 3.000.000 members, are vitally inter ested in the ceremonies to accompany the laying of the cornerstone of the memorial on Nov. 1 next. The memor ial itself will be the center and rally ing point for the Masons of the United States and of the whole world. NOTED SPEAKER WILL GIVE ADDRESS IN DELTA President John M. Knight, who for a number of years has presided over the Ensign Stake of Zion at Salt Lake City, has consented to speak to the people of Delta at the Christian church toinmorow evening, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Knight is also president of the Western State* Mis sion of tho Church of Jesus Christ of letter Day Saints. His remarks will be directed to some of the vital religious problems of the day. The meeting Is open to the public and no contributions will be asked for. FORMER DELTA MAN HELD ON MURDER CHARGE Robert El Adams, former Delta man. on Sunday. October 14, shot and killed Arthur N*. ThomUnson at Gate way, Colorado, after the two had quarreled. A corner's jury recommended that Adams be held for trial. The trouble Is said to have arisen over disparag ing remarks made by Adams regard ing Tomlinson's wife. PRICE FIVE CENTS. BANKERS ENTERTAINED BY AUSTIN FRIDAY EYE. The State Bank of Austin were hosts to the Delta County bankers association Friday evening in the basement of the new church which was tastefully decorated for the occa sion. An orchestra directed by Dr. T. H. Aust of Cedaredge, rendered delightful music throughout the evening, and a five-course banquet was served by the Austin ladies, the quality of which was best proven by the manner in which the guests absorbed it. H. K. Ferguson presided as a very able and pleasing toastmaster and during the banquet short talks were made by representatives of practically every bank of the county. Each bank was represented by several officers and directors. Hon. A. J. Hotchkiss of Delta was the chief spokesman, and his address was listened to with keenest interest. Following the banquet the regular business session was held with A. M. Mathews, President in charge. Var ious matters of public interest were discussed among which were the var ious road issues of the day—the Mc- Clure Pass, Black Mesa and Grand Mesa roads. The need for encourage ment of the dairying industry was brought out very ably by E. F. Paxson of Hotchkiss and a general discussion resulted in the appointment of a com mittee to Investigate the matter and report on ways and means to further this movement in Delta County. H. H. Wolbert manager of the Delta County Credit Association was present and explained the functioning of the new organization and urged the support of the banks of the county. Various banking matters were discussed. A resolution expressing the appre ciation of the splendid banquet served by the ladies, of the orchestra selec tions, and of the program was adopt ed unanimously. The next regular meeting will be held at Paonia. WESTERN SLOPE COUNTY DADS MET HERE THIS WEEK A very profitable meeting was the Sixth Annual session of County Com missioners held here Monday and Tuesday, about forty being in attend ance. The delegation Included repre sentatives from Eagle, Garfield, Gun nison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, San Miguel, Summit and Delta coun ties. J. E. Beckley of Delta presided over the meeting which opened Mon day morning. Mayor Penley deliver ed a welcome address. Wm. Weiser of Grand Junction, member of the Highway Advisory Board, was the only member of the highway depart ment present, and after roll call and appointing of committees the meeting adjourned. Hon. Edward T. Taylor, congress man. was present at the afternoon seseon and made an address, as did also J. J. Vandemoer. Division en gneer, and T. W. Monell, county clerk of Montrose. A general discussion closed the meeting and at 6:00 o’clock an excellent dinner was served. Out of town newspaper men were Messrs. Garretson of Paonia, Wood of Crawford, and Holmes of Glenwood. The afternoon was given over to addressee by local men and visiting gentlemen, and the afternoon to visits to points of interest nearby. The weather was bad and prevented long drives. Telluride was chosen as the place for the 1924 meeting. PROF. BEAHM HIGHLY HONORED BY TEACHERS At the meeting of the Western Di vision of the Colorado Education asso ciation held at Grand Junction last week. Prof. Leroy L. Beahm, principal of Delta High school, was elected president for the ensuing year. Mr. Beahm had but one opponent. Mr. Blaine of Glenwood Springs, but the contest was not close. Mr. Beahm has been prominent among educators of the Western Slope for several years, and the hon or comes not without great merit. Delta people are justly proud of the fact that the highest office in the gift of the association has been bestowed uqon ode of her people, and are con fident that he will amply repay them. Other officers elected were: R. R. Brown of Montrose, vice-president; Miss Groom of Grand Junction, secre tary. and W. O. Hirona of Grand Junction, treasurer.