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THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT
VOLUME 44. Local and Personal E. O. Willson went to Gunnison Saturday, returning Sunday. Mrs. Henry Wise was a visitor In town from Glacier Saturday. Alvie Bottenfield .walked in from their East River ranch Saturday. William Fabrey was an out-going passenger on last Saturday’s train. Capt. T. C. Mathewson arrived home Monday from a business trip to Den ver. The C. F. & I. mine did not work Wednesday and Thursday of last week. After having spent the winter in Pueblo, John McCosker arrived* home Friday. A. L. Jaynes and F. E. Songer ar rived home from Denver on Thursday of last week. Little Clinton Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Ross, has been quite sick the past week. Alex Campbell, Fred Gulliford and George Andreatta were jurors who went to Gunnison Monday. Mns. I. L. Sigman, who has been in Minnequa hospital the past two weeks, arrived home Tuesday. Mrs. Mary Kubiac and son Rennard, came in Saturday from Gunnison, for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. C. Voss. Miss Diletta Regona departed for Ouray Friday, where she is to keep house for Mrs. Lena Bazz Church. Mrs. Joe Danni of Jack’s Cabin, visited her daughter, Mrs. George An dreatta, from Thursday to Friday last week. Mrs. Fay Roberts and children have been on the sick list for the past week but are reported improving at this time. The Croatian Juniors are giving a dance in the Croatian hall on Satur day, May 1. The string orchestra will furnish the imuric._ . Mr. and Mrs. Henry Elmer were over from their Taylor River ranch, last week, to do some shopping. They returned home Friday. A1 Arnold and Phil Handy went to Irwin Wednesday morning taking word to Mrs. J. J. Jones that one of her children was seriously ill In Gdh nison. _ Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Roberts came in Monday from Pueblo and although Mrs. Roberts is quite thin we are glad to state that her health is much im proved. The Martin Radish family who went from here to Primero two years ago to reside, have returned to Crest ed Butte again and will once more make this place their home. The school board of Crested Butte has decided to ralse'the teachers* sal-” arie* as follows: To experienced teachers the salary will be $lO5 per month and to inexperienced ones $95 per month. 1 Father Hilbig baptised four more children at the Catholic church Sun day, The iittle son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nelson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Gurgorich, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mufich, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Salinger. The wedding of Miss Ruth Ward and Mr. Paul Heuohemer, took place In Gunnison last Saturday morning. The happy couple arrived home on tne noon train and have gone to house keeping in their little home otv Main street. Miss Ward has taught this term of school here, teaching the fifth grade. She will finish the term. Mr. Heuchemer has always lived in Crest ed Butte and holds a good position with the C. F. & I. company. The best wishes of the community are ex tended to this young couple. After the regular morning service at the U. C. Church last Sunday morn ing, Rev. Clark baptised ten children. They were Pauline Margaret and Paul, children of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nord strom; Maxine Dorothy and Charlotte June, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Har ry Ruff; la Vina Julia, daughter*of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Voss; David James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wat kins; Robert Felix, son of Mr. and • Mrs. Felix Ruggero; Rose Marls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gulli ford; Mary, daugther of Mr. and Mrs. F. EL Songer; and Laurence, son of Mr. and Mrs. iAorence Battler. A Weekly Newspaper of Interest to the Elk Mountain Region A jolly crow.d enjoyed a surprise party from 8 until 12 o'clock on April 23, at the home of Jack Ball. This being Jack’s seventeenth birthday, his 'friends decided to celebrate. They spent a delightful evening after which refreshments were served. Those present were Minnie Boyd, Irene Kerr, Josephine Adams, Thelma Miller, Euphamie Arnott, Irene Ball, Anna Arnott, Florence and Herman Schoy, Tim Morgan, Fred Gardiner, Mike Verzuh, Martin Byouk, Charles and George Songer, J6e Skoff, and Jack Ball. Mrs. E. G. Gladstone, who spent the past ten days with her sister, Mrs. W. J. Doig of Gunnison, arrived home Thursday. Lewis Lucero, Sr., was a business caller from Jack’s Cabin, Saturday. 20 YEARS AGO Copied frean the Files ef the Elh It Filet, Th mm Priated la Irwla Nov. 27, 1900. Silver .61Lead $3.87. P. J. Hurley returned Friday from a trip to Denver. Skating is now the popular sport among the young people. W. H. Howell, the Colorado Supply Co. auditor, arrived today. Miss Maude Bray is visiting Her sis ter, Mrs. Jr E. Whlpp of Gunnison. Carpenter Ross is making extensive improvements in Dr. Rockefeller's residence. Dr. EL W. Shrock, the popular Pu eblo dentist, came in Monday and will remain until the last of the week. W. L. Pat Chen and daughter Marie, returned on Wednesday from a month’s stay at Clark's Wells, near Pueblo. Mrs. W. A. Welch returned Satur day from a visit of three months du ration to the home of her mother at Mlddeltown, Indiana. A pleasant surprise party was held at the home of Mrs. E. J. Walters dnd daughters, Misses Kstle and Llssie, Friday evening. All report an enjoy able time. The order recently given the Pueblo steel works of 8,000 tons of steel rails for the new railroad to Califor nia is another result of the expansion of Pacific trade. Mias Annie Kocheyar of this city, and Mr. John Nemanich, of Lsadville, were married here Sunday. The couple received a present of $199.50 in cash from friends. Miss Rosa Laclich and Mr. J. Koch avar, Jr., were married at the Catho lic church, Monday. Jake is the third member of this family to bis married within the past six months. Jos. Barnes has resigned his posi : tion as meat cutter in the Supply •tore. He will be succeeded by Clyde Henry. J. EL Chambers has taken Clyde's place in the furniture and grocery departments. -Tizhd" of Him “Skipper” Ryland tells the follow ing story about the darky soldier: The colonel’s negro orderly was missing and inquiry developed that he was confined to quarters as the result of a fight. Solicltfous as to the welfare of his striker, the Old Man visited him personally In his bar racks, where he found him In a dilap idated condition. "How’s this Sam?" he inquired. "What’s been happening to you?” "Well sub, you know Sat day was pay-day, and after supper we gets into a big crap game. Lonk come about 2 o’clock in de a. m. me and Napolean Sims gets Into a little friendly argyment. Gunnel, befoh I know it he hits me in de mouf and he knocks out fo’ teef, and he hits me in de eyes and blacks dem, and he blame near busts mah nose and mah jaw. Den he gets me down on de groun and stomps on me and cracks three ribs. Fo* God, Cunnel, Ah never got so tlahd of a man in all mah life.” TO THE PUBLIC Unjust and untrue rumors are cur rent that the High School Building Committee are in some way attached to the Idea of the Cost Plus 10% plans for the completion of the pro posed new High School building. This is exactly opposite to the facts. The Committee are'trying, and expect to continue to try, to secure a fixed contract. It is admitted that so far it appears difficult to obtain propo sals different from the cost plus 10% plan, but the Committee Is seeking other ways and will consider the cost plus plan only ae a very last resort. T. W* GRAY, President High School Com. CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO. THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1920. NEGLECTING TO VOTE IS VOTING AGAINST If every taxpayer will vote on May 3, the High School Bond proposition is practically certain to carry. If it Is defeated, the stay-at-homes who favor the proposition will be respon sible. If every taxpayer can be put into possession of all the facts.'there will be but few votes against it. Mr. Tax payer, read or read again what Presi dent Quigley had to say in last week’s papers, and what the High School Committee had to say in the papers of the preceding week. Personally, I believe I have never noticed any community project,—Liberty Loan Drive, the proposed installation of sewers, or any other public move ment, so adequately and fairly dis cussed as this High School Bond question wa,s discussed In those ar ticles. If every taxpayer, knowing all the facts, will vote without prejudice his own honeßt sentiments, the vote will hardly fail to be unanimous. Of course every voter of public spirit will be influenced by the public good in his voting; and this is a question of public good. Yet it happens that this question of the highest public in terest Is also a question of genuine private • interest to every taxpayer. For the small increase of 35 cents a thousand on his taxes will undoubted ly return to him in increased valua tion of his property, while the pos sible return to him from the school in operation in the training of his own or neighbor’s children and In its Influence on neighborhood life is be yond computation. Ignorance costs more than education. Let every taxpayer make this, for a moment, a private matter, and see how it looka. If in a private capac ity as rancher or business man, you had to deal with a similar proposition —a proposition Involving, if it be possible, equally high and sacred in terests, urged on you by the same tremendous imperativeness, and put within your power by the same abun dant resounds, what would you do? You would not hesitate a moment. You would move to the task with the settled conviction and earnestness with which a rancher cuts a field of hay, or that a man exhibits In secur ing himself an Indispensable house. Yet no one of us is the citizen he ought to be until he Is ready to at tend to the affairs of community in terest with the same care and spirit that he devptes to private matters. If you believe this is a good thing, put yourself about to see it triumph. I do not know what is to be said against’ the proposition. The three main points, namely, the absolute need of the building, the tremendous urgency for It, and the overwhelming ability of this rich county to provide it, seem to be generally granted. About the location, whether In con junction with the Normal or apart, there was formerly room for an hon est difference of opinion. But that day has passed. The site has been deeded and excavated to the satisfac tion, I believe, of every one who un derstands the contribution which the Normal makes to the education of High School pupils. At any rate, It Is too late to interpose objection to that feature of the matter, and it will pay none of us to sulk about details. In America, the minority must yield to the majority, and the minority does It best, when It does It generously. The plea to defer may be made, for it can always be made In such matters. But it can never be made with less force than in this case. The immediate urgency for this building is tremendous. The County High School occupies a state building If It were excluded, the emharassment should be extreme in every way. Per haps, no other building could be se cured without great loss of time to the students next year. Yet If an other building could be secured, the cost and disadvantage would make the move an extravagant blunder. the other hand, suppose the State con tinues the present arrangement,—the embarassment is scarcely less. The facilities are not adequate. The High School Is pretty much in the position of those who crowd fcn upon a home which Is not adequate for the proper Inmates. Will another year or two more years bring a reduction in the cost of building? Nobody can prom ise that with authority. But if that reduction should seem certain, it is really irrelevant to the question. If next year shall bring a reduction in the cost of building, It will also bring a reduction In the cost of food* Concluded on last page A LAST WORD ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL By SAMUEL QUIGLEY The people of Gunnison County vot ed bonds in the amount of $50,000 in the spring of 1918 for the construc tion of a county high school building. This was a fine thing to do, for the county up to that time had never spent a cent for a building. The war conditions, however, demanded a de lay of construction, and the money was invested in short-time govern ment securities and others so that it now amounts to over $53,500. Every cent of it has been conserved. When it came to advertising for bids in the spring of 1919, very few responses were received. Contrac tors had already begun to avoid the responsibility of making contracts. Fluctuations In the prices of mater ial and labor made everything uncer tain except the unwelcome fact that changes would always be upward. As a consequence, the lowest bid was for only the general work (not including lighting and plumbing) on the base ment and first floor. The first floor was not to be finished, and the whole thing was to have a temporary roof. The cost of this much was to be $50,027. The completion of only this much of the building would relievo the sit uation only slightly. Thh real diffi culty is not so much the crowded condition of the present schools as It Is the fact that facilities are lacking for giving any number of boys and girls the best kind of high-school ed ucation. We must build to get things right, and we may as well get them large enough at the same time. It is necessary to recollect that the County High School has not only had no building of its own; but it has been housed in a structure that was never intended for a high school and is to tally ■•»*! The Normal School Building has been only a little better for high school purposes than would be the old four-room brick In West town. A undem hlgh-school building is what Gpnnison County needs. Such a building has been started, but it cannot be completed without additional funds. It Is useless to en ter into a discussion of why. It is estimated that an additional SIOO,OOO would complete and equip the entire building. The structure whan com pleted would consist of basement and three flqors, providing shops, laborato ries, study hall, and recitation rooms, as many as necessary. The building is 120 feet long and 70 feet wiMe. Its connection with the State Nor mal School has been a great advant age to the High School, in spite of the disadvantages already mentioned, and others that might be set down. In the first place, the cost of main tenance, aside from part of the sala ries, has been borne by the State; and with the new building, situated near the Normal School, the State would continue to meet this expense. The State has furnished a professional physical director, free music of all kinds, free coaching for dramatics, the use of the State Normal School Library, the free use of the State’s manual training equipment, drawing and art department, asd gymnasium equipment; the free use of all appa ratus and supplies for physics and chemistry; free heat, light, and water. But in addition to these material advantages, the High School has had the time of many teachers whose sal aries have been paid entirely by the State. All these things account for the fact that the expense to tho coun ty, of running the High School has been only one mill on the dollar of valuation. Is it not about time that the Coun ty should do something to boost the High School? Some people would favor the erec tion of a new building if it were to be located away from the Normal grounds. They feel now, however, that because theJr advice has not been followed, the whole county should be made to suffer while they are enjoying revenge. This is a short-sighted at titude. It is a great gain to the County to build on the ground donat ed by .the State; for the State will continue to keep up the running ex penses of the high school and all the other benefits mentioned above. But If the High School were several blocks away—down in town —the State could not give these benefits to it. Why, on just one Item alone —the heating plant—the State has saved the eounty thousands of do’ ars. Be sides, the State is building the gym nasium and auditorium, both of which will be as much used by the High School as the College. At the same time, with their own building, the High School can be given a separate and independent or ganization. This will be better for the students; and yet they will not be deprived of the advantages which the Noriflal has been giving, nor of the financial assistance of the State. Nearly all good citizens will forget any personal grudge that they may have, and they will do what they know to be best for the children of all the people^ The sale that has been tentatively negotiated for the proposed bonds is most fortunate—par at five per cent. This is recognized by all business men as an unusual saving of at least SI,OOO on the issue, or $20,000 for the twenty years that the bonds have to run. Should the High School Com mittee not need all the money at once, they are permitted to draw it as needed. The unused balance will therefore accumulate interest until actually demanded for construction purposes. The bond issue does not promise to add a great burden to the taxpay ers. On the old plus the proposed new issue, the tax would be about fifty cents on the thousand dollars, or five dollars on ten thousand. Al most any man migjht better reduce his income by the amount of this tax and thus use his money where it will reap more direct results fov his and his neighbors* children. Come on, let’s make Gunnison County an educational center of the right kind and the best place In Col orado for a state school; and then we can hope that this same state school will continue to contribute generously to the needs of the County High School. With a fair building, Gun nison County can have the best high school in the State. What It Will Cast Gunnison, Colo., Apr. 21, 1920. Miss Verna Waterman, County Supt. of Schools, Gunnison Colorado. Dear Madam: ’ Replying to your inquiry as to how much additional tax levy would be re quired to pay the interest on the pro posed $100,000 High School Bond is sue, beg to advise as follow*: Based on the present valuation of the County of $16,564,425.00 and the per cent of taxes collected in the year 1919, ft would require a tax levy of thirty-five cents per $1,000, of val uation to meet the annual Interest payments. In other words a tax payer whose property was assessed at a valuation of $1,000, would pay Thirty-five Cents additional taxes per annum. Yours very truly, E. G. PALMER, County Treasurer. It Pays to Advertise Jinkso, visiting a small Western town, lost his pet dog. He rushed to the newspaper office and handed in an advertisement offering a reward of one hundred dollars for his compan ion. Later he resumed to the office and found only a small boy there. “Where is the editor?” he asked. “Out.” “The assistant editor?” “Out.” “The reporter?” “Out.” “Where’s the printer?” “Out.” “Where on earth has the staff gone to?” he then asked “All out. Looking for your dog,” replied the boy .—Louis C. DeKock, Va. Band Bays Benefit The Gunnison Empire. Friday night the Unique theatre gave a benefit for the band boys which netted them a nice sum. The boys gave a concert in front of the theatre which was well rendered and drew; out a good sized crowd The feature picture “Rustling a Bride,” featuring Lila Lee, was one of the theatre’s best pictures, while between reels Miss Geneive Rose gave a violin solo, which was beautifully executed, and Mrs. Zelma Andrews favored the audienco with a vocal solo. Both ladies received and answered encores. CALL FOR DEMOCRATIC COUNTY ASSEMBLY Gunnison, Colo., April 8, 1920. Notice is hereby given that an As sembly of Delegates representing the Democratic Party of Gunnison County, Colorado, is called for and will be held In the County Court House at Gunnison Colorado, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. on Saturday the 15th day of May, 1920, for the purpose of select- Lng Twelve Delegates to attend the Democratic State Assembly to beheld in Denver, Colorado, May 17, 1920, for the purpose of electing a county NUMBER 20. Chairman and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before said assembly. The basis for precinct representa tion in the County assembly shall be one delegate for each 25 votes or frac tion thereof, cast for Hon. Thomas J. Tynan for Governor at the General Election held November 6, 1918. Tbs total number of delegates shall be 53, apportioned among the several pre cincts of the County as follows: 1 Gunnison 6 13 Whiteplne 1 2 Doyleville 1 15 Sapinero 2 3 Kezar (Iola) 1 16 Cimarron 1 4 Cr. Butte 5 17 Powderhom 1 SW. Gunnison 6. 18 Howoville 1' 6S. Gunnison 5 20 Parlin 1 7 Pitkin 3 21 Vulcan 1 8 Anthracite 1 23 Cr. Butte 3 9 Tin Cup 1 24 Marble 2 10 Irwin 1 25 Spencer 1 11 Ohio City 1 27 Somerset 4 12 Castle tan 2 28 Moscow 1 29 Allen 1 The Precinct Committeemen of the various precincts of the county will please take notice hereof and take such action in the premises as may be necessary. M. J. SCHMITZ, Secretary. REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY OFFICIAL PALL FOR ASSEMBLY 6f DELEGATES REPRESENTING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO. Gunnison, Colo., April 8th, 1920. IN ACCORDANCE with the rules of the Republican party, notice is hereby given that an Assembly of Delegates, representing the Republi can Party of Gunnison County, Colo rado, Is hereby called for and will be held on Wednesday, the 5th day of May, 1920 at the hour of ten o'clock a m. at the Court House in Gunnison, Colorado, for the purpose of select ing seven delegates to the State As sembly, to be held at Pueblo, Colora do, Thursday, May 6th, 1920. Also for the purpose of selecting the same number of delegates to the Fourth Congressional District Assembly, also to be held at Pueblo, Colorado, on the above date. Also for the purpose of ■electing delegates to the Eleventh Senatorial District Assembly and to the Judicial Assembly of the Seventh Judicial District, hereafter to be called. Also for the purpose of noml imtlng a primary ticket to bd sub mitted to the Republican voters of Gunnison County, Colorado* for tbs following officers:—One Clerk and Re corder, one Assessor, one Treasurer, one Sheriff, one Superintendent of Schools, one Coroner, one Surveyor, one Commissioner from the First Commissioners District, one Com missioner from the Second Commis sioners District, one Judge, County Court, one Representative to the Twenty-third General Assembly of the State of Colorado. Precinct Com mltteemqn and Precinct Committee women for each precinct of the coun ty, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before said Assembly. The total number of delegates ts the County Asaemlfa shall be 47, ap portioned among tfs several pre cinctR, as follows: 1 Gunnison 8 18 WWWpine 1 2 Doyleville 1 If J 3 Kezar (Iola) 1 1$ \ 4 Cr. Butte 3 IT PuWfgf*■ J 5 W. Gunnison 5 18 ILSSVua 1 6 S. Gunnison 4 20 Parlte J 7 Pitkin 3 21 Vulcan 1 8 Anthracite 1 23 Cr. Butte J 9 Tin Cup 1 24 Marble 1 10 Irwin 1 26 Spencer 1 11 Ohio City 3 27 Somerset 1 12 Castleton 1 88 Moscow 1 29 Allan 1 Precinct Assemblies will be held in each precinct of the County unless due notice is given for a different date, on Saturday, the 1st day of May, 1920. The Precinct committeemen of the several precincts of the County will give notice of Precinct Assem blies and take such other action at is ‘ neecssary. ALICE EASTMAN, Vice Chairman, J. E WHIPP, Secretary. NOTICE Notice is hereby given and a call is hereby made for e meeting of the Re publican Precinct Commiteamen and Commltteewomen of the several pre cincts of Gunnison County. Colorado, to be held at the Court House In Gun nison, Colorado, on Wednesday, the 5th day of May, 1920, at the hour of 11 o’clock a. m. for the purpose of selecting a Chairman of the Repub lican County Central Committee, to fill the vacancy in said office, until a new Chairman shall be duly elected, as provided by law and for the trans action of sllch other business as may properly come before mid meettog. ALICE EASTMAN, Vice Chairman, • J. E WHIPP, Secretary.