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DELTA INDEPENDENT 41st YEAR—No. l 4 HARRY D. TAYLOR DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS •-* Barly Wednesday morning Harry D. Taylor, Garnet Mesa rancher, gave up the struggle for Ufa after an Illness core ring the past twelve years, death being due to tuberculosis. Hr. Taylor was born at Amboy, Michigan. March 88. ISM. On March 8, 1911. he was united In marriage to Miss Its, H. Dow sou soon after the couple came to Colorado. With the exception of four years they hare spent the entire twelve years here, Mvtng first In Delta, but more recently on Garnet Mesa, where they had a small ranch. Mr. Taylor Is survived by his wife and four children, Carl, Guy, Dick and Eunice, the latter being 13 months of age, also bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. Giles Taylor of Waldron. Michigan, and two brothers, also of that place. He was a member of the. Knights of Pythias. The remains were taken to Wald ron. Michigan, accompanied by the parents and family, the funeral oor- The remains were taken to Wald ron. Michigan, accompanied by the parents and family, the funeral cor tege leaving here on yesterday morn ing's train. ARMISTICE CELEBRATION IS ONLY TEN DAYS OFF Armistice day Is only a little over a week any and final plans have been made, subject, of course, to ne cessary changes which may arise. Following Is a general outline of the plan: Big parade at 1:00 o'clock with prises as heretofore announced. Football game between Montrose and Paonla Legion teams. Street sports, such as burro race, bomb throwing contest, kangaroo race, three-legged race, novelty race and greased pole climbing, with appro pristp prises for winners. Big street aarnlval. afternoon and evening. Jitney dances at both Elks' Hall and Armory. Boxing carnival at Armory at 7:00 o'clock. Jack Doyle of Denver va Hid Belt of Canon City. 10 round*. Jack McCarthy of Delta va. Lather Watt of Norwood. < ronnda. Two good preliminaries. Blackburn's Boys’ Bsad will furnish music all day. A Merry Go Round and Kewjrie Doll booth on the ground. + Alaska Missionary Stops Here. Charles Replogle. Evangelistic Superintendent of the Friend's church, who has been a missionary In Alaska, slopped at DeKa between trains Tues day. on his way to Clifton. Colorado, where he will deliver an Illustrated lecture on Alaska. ♦ Boys Go to Utah. Hugh Dowd and Vearl Volgamore, former Delta High school students, now members of the Western State college football team, passed through Delta Thursday on their way to Provo. Utah, where the Gunnison team will match strength with the Brigham Young University team. ANNUAL SEED SHOW AT COLO. SPRINGS. NOVEMBER 13 to 16 Colorado's second annual seed show held each year at Colorado Bprlngs, November 13-16 promises this year to be the best In the west. It Is a market show as all samples Shown must be from a lot of seed some of which must be for sale and a sample of the seed as offered for sale moat be shown with the show sample. There will be county displays of seed stocks and Improvement work In crops. , The potato show will be the best In the state. A atate corn and potato judging con test will be staged In Colorado for the first time. County extension agents are making this possible. A seed growers' association Is being planned and each county's seed growers are being asked to attend to perfect this organisation. At this show many farmers and seed dealers make arrangements for seed supplies for next year. Here they find the best brought together so makes ■election easy. Busy Tims for Farmers. The past few weeks have been very busy ones for the farmers, especially . the beet grower*. Hundreds of loads p of this particular crop have been hart- I ed direct to the Delta plant of the Holly Sugar Corporation. There are many acres yet to como In. At tbo nearby stations It has been necessary to pile the beets on the ground, ow ing to the scarcity of the car* to tran sport t)iam to the factory. Hovrever, v the work of gathering crops la being rapidly pushed. STATE UTILITIES COMMISSION DECIDES AGAINST DAVISES In Denver. Monday, the States Utilities Commission handed down an opinion preventing service by certain lines between Grand Junction, Delta and Montrose, and other points west of this city. This decision operates against Messrs. K. D. and Clay Darla of this city who have bean running a freight bus line between Grand Junction and Moztrosc, and TV. H. Rhodes who was running to Bowie. The commission feels that the White Bus Line and the D. A R. G. are able to handle all the freight between points mentioned. ELKS’MINSTREL WILL BE A BIG DECEMBER HARVEST “Does yah suffah from de blues?" Yoh doee- Dat’s a doggone shame, ain't it? So get in line for and don’t forget the big Elks Minstrel Show which is to be pulled off about the middle of December next. It will surely drive away the bluea. New songs, new jokes, new bite, thrilling music and a full chorus will combine to help you to get rid of that tired feeling and make you laugh for a week. Twelve experienced end men will furnish the fun and it will be fast and furious while it lasts. The costum ing is being specially arranged for. Two committees are at work. The chorus and orchestra will meet for combined rehearsal at the Dodge room Friday uight. November 2nd. All mem bers be on hand promptly by 8 o’clock. Principals at 7:15. All members of Delta Lodge are re quested to be on hand early Wednes dany, November 7th. Class initia tion. Smoker. Big time for every body. Eats. Ask the entertainment committee for a program. The goat Is in the beet condition yet for this occasion. Who gets the baby? WORK WELL UNDER WAY ON NEW IMPROVEMENT Work was bogus tho tatter part of the wook on tho new rood surfacing, which extends from north Main street along Crawford Avenue to Grand, a distance of two blocks. As announced In last week's Issue It 1 proposed on a suggestion of Mr. Mtk> Rico of Longmont and the work Is to be paid by popular subscription by the City of Delta and frontage owners. The City of Delta Is a frontage owner oo this street Several plana wore submitted end the ooe finally accepted was plan “C” which calls for three Inches of sand on the side crowned lo a seven Inch surface hi the center. Preliminary work of course will Include plowing, leveling, scraping and grading. The estimated coot of the two Mocks Is approximately $660. Marriage Licensee. The County Clerk Issued the follow ing licenses the past week: Tony Large, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and Matilda Martinss. Arboles, Colorado; Robert Rife King. SL Louts. Missouri, and Ida M. Dick. Delta, Colorado. Tax List Lower. The County Treasurer's annual tax sale on delinquent property will start December 10. The ll*L we are In formed by the treasurer's office. Is smaller than It has been In recent former years which would Indicate an upward trend of bustneas conditions. Meritt Resigns as Undersheriff. Sheriff Darla and underaherlff Guy Merritt engaged In a heated argument which terminated In a one-round fistic combat early Tuesday morning. Mr. Merritt resigned and R. B. Vanocker has been appointed underaherlff In hla stead. Placed Apples on Market. B. F. Hubbard of Cory returned on Tuesday from Denver and other east ern slope points whore he disposed of nine cars of his fine apples. Mr. Hub bard has four more oars which he pro poses to place In cold storage In Denver where he has made arrange ments to dispose of them at any time the market Is favorable. Car Stolen Twice. Twice a victim of car theft happens seldom In the life of a man, but such was the experience of James McOrady of Austin. Two youths stole the car at Austin and drove It to Delta park ing It on one of the business streets. During their absence three men, who gave the names of Harry Shroeder, James Henderson and William Weber, who were here looking for work, de cided to seek better fields end took the seme car, driving It to Palisade. There they were apprehended end re turned to Delta. DELTA. DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO. NOVEMBER 2, 1923 SURFACE CREEK PEOPLE PLANNING UNION SCHOOL A meeting of representatives from stx school districts of the Surface Creek section was held in the base ment of the Eckert Community church Friday evening which was at tended also by educators from outside the district, experienced in school surveys and similaf work. The object of the meeting was to secure from the directors expression of their attitude toward the proposi tion of having a school survey and later possibly establishing a union high school for the Surface Greek district. Prof. A. J. Foster, of Delta, speak ing on the value of the school survey, said that people pay a great deal more attention to purebred stock than they do to having the right kind of In* structors and school surroundings for their children. That only during the past quarter of a century had the mat ter of school surveys been given any attention. He said that he believed these surveys should be held even If they do sometimes hurt and in fact it was necessary to "dig deeper*’ in order to bring out certain facts which must be unearthed. Prof. J. P. Armstrong of the Hotch kiss schools answering the question, "Does a School Survey Pay,’’ gave some very interesting figures and spoke highly in favor of such a move. Mr. Armstrong Is superintendent of the Hotchkiss school, the only one on the Western Slope which has adopted the Smith-Hughes system. Prof. Hurchel T. Manuel, who has charge of the rural survey work at the Western State college, gave a most interesting talk along this line, j He warned his hearers, however, that ihe was glad to have preceeded the program with such a good dinner as i the feeding was an anasthetic for the speeches which were to follow, par ticular*-? his own, however this did not prove to be true. Mr. Manuel said in part: "The problem is• not how to keep from spending our money but how to suend it to the best advantage. It Is not an attempt to justify a pro gram already adopted. There ia a tendency in human nature to start something which will not bear inves tigation and then seek to justify it The school survey, if it is scientific starts with questions; it starts with nothing to advance; K does not set out to justify a program already adopted. It is not a rotten apple but rather a green apple. It is a scientific attempt to get at more or less scien tifically the facts concerning the schools and the facts of the commun ity lr. which the school is interested.*’ Mr. J. A. Hunslcker, superintend ent of Cedaredge school, stated that surveys began in 1910 in the city of Boise. Idaho, on a very small scale on a similar plan to that now em ployed. Mr. Joe E. Hardy, superintendent of the Eckert school, urged the adopt ion of school survey and stated that he had learned from county superin tendent's offices figures that Fairview school paid out $5,000 last year for teachers, Eckert over SII,OOO, and Cedaredge over $30,000, and stated that by proper survey H could easily be determined whether the people who pay tthe taxes and hire the teach ers are getting whet they should for their money, in the way of properly equipped teachers. Other speakers who advanced splendid ideas were Prof. Montgomery of Cedaredge, A. C. Tinsley of Austin, and a number of the other dkeotors. The Sickert ladles had served an unusually fine chicken dinner as a preface to the evening’s program, and after a round table discussion the meeting adjourned. Indications are very favorable for having the survey. It is estimated that the cost will not be over $6,000. There are several ex perts maintained by the state, one of whom can be secured, the only cost being transportation, lodging an auto for traveling over the district, and publishing of the survey. MARKET REPORT The following market quotations furnished by courtesy of local merch ants Thursday. November 1. WHOLESALE Produce: Delta Fruit A Mere Co. Potatoes, per Cwt 06c Onions, per Cwt. $1.35 to SI.OO Grain: Delta Flour Mills Hard Wheat, per Cwt $1.60 Soft Wheat, per Cwt. 1.60 Oats, per Cwt. 1.00 Poultry: LeMerr A Bell Old Hens. Ib 18t Springs, lb. 16c Roosters. Ib. 05c Ducks, lb. '..10c RETAIL: • Furs Feed Grocery: Rant,. Butter, lb. 50c Creamery Butter, lb. 00c Eggs, per doaen 48c LIONS CLUB HELD ROUSING MEETING WEDNESDAY EVE. There was a very good attendance and Interest at the meeting of the Lions Club Wednesday. Guests were C. W. Crosby, a friend of W. A. Lay cock and J. F. Weeland, the guest of Leo Fowler; also Rev. J. A. Hun slcker of Eckert and Cedaredge. Leo Flower was the artist at thp regular guessing game and R. B. Tilden drew down the prize. In a short speech Mr. Weeland praised the city for making the start on their sand experiment road; Bald he lived at Fruttta several years and even worse conditions obtained there than we have here—not as good a road bed. Some remarks were ex changed regarding what had been and not been accomplished. Mr. H. J. Baird complimented the .work done by Homer Graham, R. C. Egnew and others on the new road district and said they were not sitting on the scraper but were "digging in.” H. E. Perkins was chairman of the program committee and Introduced Mrs. F. W. Grove and daughter Helene and Mrs. W. G. Hillman. Mrs. Grove sang **Lindy,” and Mrs. Grove and Helene sang “Just A Wearyin* For You;** Mrs. Hillman accompanied. Mr. Perkins, in a vocational talk, said he believed the farmers could get along fine now if it were not for the tendency to fly too high; that the aeroplane and automobile had Im bued them with a sense of unrest and caused them to outreach their finan cial possibilities. Rev. J. A. Hunsicker spoke of the value of the Lions club and similar organizations in keeping men young and urged that men live more in the home and keep in closer touch with the boys and girls. He gave out many thoughts that were good to carry home. The table was decorated in season able Hallowe'en colors and the fine dinner was supplenjbnted by dough nuts and cider. Will Winter at Hotchkiss. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Zink, who have spent the past five weeks at Loe Angeles, California, returned Tues day. TB4y wm spend the winter wt Hotchkiss with Mrs. Zink's brother, J. C. Heath. Her Mother Dies. In response to a message announc ing the death of her mother Wednes day night, Mrs. J. Frank Cole left yes terday for Denver. Mr. Cole ac companied her. The lady had been ill for a long time and her death was not unexpected. Mr. and. Mrs. Benzing Depart. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benzing left by auto for points south and west, their objective being Southern California, where they will spend the winter. They have rented their ranch near Cedaredge, and plan to spend a year In God’s great out-of-doors. Cooks to California. Dr. A. J. and Mrs. Cook of Cleve land. who have been the guests in Delta of relatives since September, were out-going passengers for Los Angeles. California. Tuesday, where they will remain during the winter and may decide to reside permanently. Building Store In South Delta. A filling station and general merch andise store to accommodate tour ists. located near Delta Auto Park, will be operated by C. Summers of Phoenix, Arison*. A building In pro cess of construction, which will soon be completed and equipped for ser vice. Flour Mill Man Here. S. J. Harris, manager of the Olathe Community Flour mill, was here on a business trip Wednesday. Mr. Harris has placed the agency for his pet hard wheat flour, "Flavo," with the Mack Feed store and the McOoy A Stewart Feed store. He guarantees that it Is all hard wheat and will do as rep resented. After Our Products. Frank B. Harper, representing the Harper Brokerage company, with headquarters at Denver, Is in Delta this week In the interests of Western Slope produce. He is a Western Slope Booster and la making a special collection of the best fruits this slope produces to be exhibited In Den ver. Kicked by Horse. Virgil Parks, son of Mrs. Chas. Aah baugh. was the victim of a painful injury. Thursday, when he came in too close contact with the heels of a colt. The wound, just below the eye, was serious enough to require surgical attention. Although suffering greatly, the brave youngster congratulates himself that the eyesight is not Im paired. OFFERS CASH PRIZES FOR ESSAY WRITING The American Chemical society has officially notified all state superin tendents of public instruction of the National Prise Essay Contest for SIO,OOO in cash prizes open to all stu dents of high and secondary schools in the United States. « Six prizes of S2O each will be award ed in each state in the union, and for the six best essays in the United States scholarships to Yale and Vas sal*. These scholarships Include four years’ tuition In chemistry or chemi cal engineering, and SSOO annually for four years. Also other scholarships of minor importance will be awarded. A set of books for reference, ac companied by descriptive pamphlet setting forth the rules governing the contest will be provided each school whose students participate in the con test. The American Chemical society has entire supervision of the contest which has received the endorsement of Dr. John Tigent, U. 8. Commissioner of Education, and Dr. E. C. Franklin of the American Chemical society. The contest is the result of a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Garvin of New York as a memorial to their daughter. It was the purpose of the donors to stimulate interest among High school students in the development of Chemi cal Science. LOCAL NAN IS NOW MANUFACTURING BROOMS It has been said that if a wall were built around the Western Slope we could live without contact with the outside world since we have every thing needed by man and beast for his sustenance. A broom was not included, but now comes E. Ely, a veteran broom maker who is completing his third years’ ex periment in raising broom corn. He has just started making his 1923 “crop”, of brooms which come in four varieties: light parlar; heavy parlor; No. 3 House and No. 4 House. These brooms are well made and show up splendidly along with any we have seen imported from other places. ~ Mr. Ely has been receiving en couragement from various merchants of the town who will put on his pro duct and thus help to develop one more industry. Mr. Ely learned the trade as a boy from his father who was also a broom maker and evidently understands his business. He also makes a wire house broom, barber whisk and clothes whisk brooms. STAR BAKERY READY FOR BUSINESS IN NEW HOME Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Frieske have achieved an almost incredible amount of hard work in making the building reoently taken by them a beau tiful and attraclve place, and on yes terday morning they threw open their doors to the public to again pursue their course along the thread of Del ta Business life, and for the second time the Star Bakery will serve, and serve well. Its many Delta patrons. The kitchen la a model of cleanliness. The new latest model oven is giving perfect satisfaction, and soon the fire which seemed for a time to have taken away everything for this popular couple, will have passed Into history. SOCIETY Mary Sue Osborne was hostess to a number of little friends at a Hallow* e’en porch party Wednesday evening. Hallowe’en games and refreshments, in keeping with the season, combined to make a happy event. ♦ ♦ ♦ Hallowe’en parties are in order this week. A merry crowd of Delta High boys and girls responded to the invita tion of Mabel McKinnon, who was hostess at a Hallowe’en party at her home on California Mesa Tuesday evening. All present report a good time and plenty of entertainment. The principal feature was transportation via hay-rack. The Dixon home on North Grand was a scene of gaiety and merry-mak ing Friday evening, when Mabel Dix on, Bretta Ward, and Esther Fyseth were hostess at a masked Hallowe’en party. The home was beautifully dec orated with the season’s emblems, formed a pleasing setting to the pic ture which needed only the guests in their clever costumes to make it com plete. Hallowe’en games were in dulged in. and refreshments suggestive to the season were served. A prise tor the most grotesque costume was awarded Lee Price. PRICE FIVE CENTS. WOULD MAKE DELTA THE ANNUAL PLACE FOR SHOW The organization which Is known as the Montrose-Delta Poultry Asso ciation has heretofore alternated the annual meetings and exhibitions be tween the two cities, but last year the Interest at Montrose was so light that the association voted to hold the show In Delia ccntlnnon.tv The Grand Junction people then came across with a proposition to unite with this association, having only one show on the Western Slope at Delta since their own had not been a financial success. The association decided to work under the rules of the American , Poultry Association and It will be known as the Western Colorado Poultry Association. Thin year the wire coops from the former Grand Junction organization, as well as the coops which Delta county b*. at Hotchkiss have been offered free for the use of the association during the Delta show, which will be held the first week In January. Arrangements have been made with a licensed American Poultry Associa tion judge and a utility judge from the Fort Collins Agricultural elation who will place the ribbons on both classes, ‘nils year It Is the intention to have all birds entered in both utility .~i standard classes and birds which can not stand the test of both classes will not receive ribbons from either one, thus assuring a selection of strictly high-class birds. Local people are asked to give the show all possible support as the show will likely become a permanent Delta institution if successful this year. W. D. Himes and Carey B. Adams are the directors In Delta and the other di rectors are selected from towns in Montrose and Delta counties. It is very probable that before the premium list is out some of the Grand Junction fanciers will be put on the board as this show will really be a combina tion of Montrose, Delta, and the Grand Valley. CREDIT MEN’S ASSOCIA TION PROVING VALUABLE The Delta County Credit Men’s asso ciation, | under the direction of a board of directors and H. H. Wolbert, office manager, is assuming better shape all the time and has become better prepared to look after its cHemts. Each week on Monday bulletins are issued which are comprehensive and detailed, including special suggestions to merchants in handling their own collections, a statement of claims filed, land transfers, chattel mortgagee and in short all records obtainable from the county clerk’s office which have been filed during the proceeding week. The directors of the association went to Cedaredge Tuesday evening to confer with business men of that town and a number have indicated their intention to become members. LUMP OF COAL IN WINDOW ATTRACTS ATTENTION Some of the passersby thought we were emulating the example of The Denver Post and had become the "Paper with & heart and coal” when they passed our window yesterday. Our latest display is a large block of coal taken from the Red Canon mine by W. L. Wade, the owner. The block is about 50 inches long, 31 inches wide and 1 foot thick, and during the coming week Mr. Wade will receive guesses as to the weight of this specimen. At the end of the time which will be announced later he will make a suitable gift, probably of coal, to the one guessing neareet the correct weight MISCREANT DESTROYS ROAD SIGNS OF LIONS The fore part of the week it was discovered by passersby that a road sign which was recently erected by the Paonia Lions Club on the Peach Valley road had been badly damaged by shots from a high-powered rifle, the sign being riddled with bullets. The Lions club of Paonia went to considerable expense and trouble and did a splendid thing for the county In general when it placed the various signs along the roads, covering the county, and a $25 reward has bssn offered for the apprehension and con viction of parties damaging them in any way. It is believed that the county officials will be glad to ooop arate In this important work.