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Harry Carey-COLONIAL -In “The Miracle Baby”
41st YEAR—No. 43
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
Mias Leota Herd and brother Ray
mond will give a party this evening
at the home of Mr. and Mrs Wm. H.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
ZeVe owner received SBO,OOO, and
Papyrus' owner sso,ooo under the
terms of tbo agreement
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Robert El Adams, former Delta
man. on Sunday. October 14, shot and
killed Arthur N*. ThomUnson at Gate
way, Colorado, after the two had
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Telluride was chosen as the place
for the 1924 meeting.
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.

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