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Gunnison News-Champion
For Foriy Years the
ackpnowicdged leader
in this territory
Guanisen News Established 1550,
People's Champion Established 1884,
Guanisen Tribuse Established 1550,
The following interview with a prominent Montrose attor
ney concerning the federal loans to stockmen, is handed News-
Champion, as many points given in it are applicable to'the con
ditions in Gunnison county. This matter of securing outside
money from the government to assist the home situation and
tide over the close times, has already been studied by our local
stockmen and bankers, and the movement put under way. Blanks
on which to make applications for loans have been received this
week from the Livestock Finance Corporation of Colorado, and
stockmen needing funds are requested to see them at either
bank. If we can bring in several hundred thousand outside
capital it will materially relieve the strngency, since our local
banks can get back some of the “frozen credits” to lend others
who need it.
Attorney C. J. Moynihan just re
turned from Washington is very opti
mistic about the work of the War
Finance corporation and says that
Montrose county bankers should get
busy at once and get their share as
he fully believes it will remove much
of the finuncial depression here. The
money is ready and waiting for us to
get and there is no more use of us
going without it than of going bare
foot in winter when you have a good
pair of shoes on hand.
The most important thing the farm
ers and bankers should do is to get
after this money. He saw Mr. Moycr.l
director of the War Finance corpora
tion and had a long talk with him
and also with Senator Capper and
others. Moynihan says:
In my judgment, if the banks
of the county will get together in
this, there will be no difficulty
whatever in floating 2 million dol- '
lars of loans for this county. It
would relieve the tight money I
situation. There is no need of |
hard times when the money is to
be had to relieve it. ‘
The cotton growers were loaned a
billion dollars. With this they were.
able to store and hold their cotton |
until prices came up and they doubled’
their money. [
Colorado and Colorado bankers have
been slow to take advantage of the
copportunity. There iz set aside one
billien dellars to loan to stockmen for
their relief. In lowa the bankers’ as
sociation got after their share imme
diately and $78,000,000 has been loan- |
ed them already for the relief of)
farmers. They have even loaned on,
corn and wheat in storage. There is
no reason why Montrose county farm- |
ers shouldn’t get some of it on their,
potatoes, i
As a concrete example. Sup?oseAz
has loans of $25,000 on his cattle and |
sheep. His bank has assets of $700,-
000, with $£550,000 loans. Its deposits|
drop off. The bank is compelled to
collect on its loans enouflnto keep
its reserve u If the k insists
on_payment oz'—uy £5,000 from A or;
refused to loan A money for running .
expenses, the situation spells: hard
times. The War Finance corporation
will let A make application to it and
if the loan is approved, the money is
advanced on A’s note and his securi
ty. This runs for threec years so A
is fully protected as to the time when |
he is to make re-payment and has the
satisfaction of knowing that he will
not have to pay before three years.
It is psychological money and helps
in restoring the morale. The money
which A obtains on the new loan is
rwney brot into the county and as a
The list of draft evaders for Gun-!
nison county has been received byi
Sprigg Shackleford and Sheriff Han
lon, who were members of the local'
draft board, and contains the names |
of nine men in this county. The
men are:
Joseph” Agnesa, Somerset
Jose Edwvijen Atencio, Sapinero
Jose Rinaldochabez, Sapinero
Sam Chanoak, 1705 Schlay Ave.,
Frank Giardino, Crested Butte
Juan Lucero, Parlin
Chas. M. McLaughlin, 12 North 37th
Street, Philadelphia, Penn. ‘
Marion R. Stacy, Doyleville, care of
Ohio City Coal com(rn{.
Antonio Tobias, Cebolla "
All of these men are practicall
unknown in the county. The dnf{
board carried on _extensive corres
mdence with Charles lchaufirll’in in
iladelphia, but he finally pped
out of sight, as did Marion Stacy.
Stacy was first exempted, but later,
after his case had been reviewed by
bR e el i
[3 e or service,
never showed up. He ' was reported
to have ,entered the service later but
no authentic information is available.
result others will be relieved as it
|makes a sort of reservoir of new
| funds.
Moynihan is very enthusiastic and
optimistic about this matter and says
|he is going tonget the bankers to-
Tther in an effort to get some of
|this money.
| He says it is the biggest thing he
discovered while on his trip, which
included Washington, Chicago and
| St. Louis.
e et Y s
Mrs. R. H. Guthrie left Wednesday
for Honeygrove, Texas to make a
{visit with her aged mother, who is
past ninety years of age.
| H. T. Reno, government surveyor,
is returning to Sapinero this week.
and expects to remain most of the
winter, continuing his surveys west
of Sapinerp toward Cimarron. Wheth
‘or it will be possible to get contracts
|let to perform the rock work during
{this winter =eason or not we have
i not learned.
“Everybody has returned from her
vacation™ at the College and work on
the Winter Quarter started Monday
.of this week with practically all of
' last quarter’s students back and 25
new enrollments. This makes the
| present registration for winter quart
(ter 166, as compared with an initial
registration of 131 for the fall quart
er. Following are the new stuzlents:
| Vernon Reynolds, Delta
| Ethelyn Gourley, Gunnison
| Hester Sififricd. Ouray
Ralph Taylor, Cedaredge
| Marjorie Fralick, Deßeque
' James Knowles, Gunnison.
'| Elton S. Slate, Doyleville
{ Mrs. Harriett J. Taylor, Cory
| Annie M. Ensley, Austin
{ Helen Blackstock, Gunnison
+ Raymond Snyder, Grand Junction
| Mrs. Eugene Wilson, Lake City
| Hilda Magnie, Canon City
| Blanche McMurray, Sapinero
‘ Margaret Collier, Gunnison
Anna Hall, Austin
Charline Critchlow, Crawford
Helen Deering, Parlin
| Evalyne Sherd, Cedaredge
| Betty Verhofstad, Delta
{ Helen Gunsolus, Delta
| Ethelyn Raber, Whitewater .
{ F. Mae Berry, Delta
' Elizabeth Brown, Grand Junction
Hylda Mclntyre
Dr. H. T. Manuel left yesterday
evening on his regular monthly trip
%0 meet his extension classes at Sali
da and Buena Vista today and to
:inaorrow. He expects to return Mon
| Miss Bertha Rich, who was called
'ito her home in Florence last fall by
{the illness and death of her sister,
‘|.\(iss Edith, came in Sunday morning
lland is enrolled for the Winter Quart-
L er.
| A new ladies’. rest rgom has been
fitted up on the second floor of North
Hall. Miss Lucy Spicer entertained
the ladies of the faculty and student
{body at tea Monday in the new rest
Miss Thelma Saville is captain of
the High School girls’ basketball team,
thaving been elected at a meeting
held before the holidays. She plays
'|side eenter and has distinguishci her
self during the past two seasons for
her fast and accurate play. Miss Sa
-Iville is a senior this year.
| The Eighth Grade basket ball team
iwon the second of the series of games
{ with the High School freshmen Tues
| |day evening, the score being 24-11.
{ The first regular inter-school bas
.lket ball games are to be played to
'{morrow night at the College gymna
sium when the Gunnison high ufi
{boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will
|| meet the boys’ and. girls’ wm
Ifirst reul test of our local girls’ t
> . ; ISR
MR o L et ieL, U
; DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 2—The Texas
A. & M. college football eleven upset
the dope and defeated the “Prayin’
Colonels” of Center College by a score.
of 22 to 14.- The defeat marked the
first one registered against the Ken
tucky team this year. ;
OIR S R g 4
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' The plumbing business in Gunnison
received a general shaking up this.
| week when John J. Connor, chief state
!plumbing inspector for the State’
| Board of Health came over to inquire
linto the reputed death of the late Ray
| Morris from sewer gas in the Mat.
{thews house. Mr. Connors visited thisl
joffice and stated that after inspection
the found the plumbing bad in Lhe’
{house, and knew that people did die
iof sewer gas. He was able to siphon'
iall the water out of the lower basin
;by flushing the upper toilet, due to.
idefective vents. Leaks in the pipes
t had been puttied up, and he orsered
¥ general changes made and forbade!
(the house being rented until such
1 changes had been made, reported to
3 the town health officer, Dr. Hanson, |
" land accepted by him. '
{1 Mr. Connors declares that health is !
loften seriously affected by defective
gleumbing without any death occuring.
\ wer gas combines with the blood
I and devitalizes it, sometimes in ways
‘that the unlucky sufferer never re
'covers from. lfo found many other
" houses here that needed attention, and
b ;{;‘p«;m*d before the town council on
' | Tuesday night, giving some sugges
itions as to a new ordinance on this
subject. Judge Stone, city attorney
' is ;-rvgaring this ordinance, which will
- probably specify that no connection
* may be made with the city sewer un
! Jess by a licensed plumber. Plumb
“ling in which leaks from a small cess
' pool might not be disasterous, would'
. g: extremely dangerous connected up
* with the sewer main. Cnd) plumbcrx‘
'are all to be licensed and must be
iunder bond of SI,OOO. All jobs musti
‘be done by first securing a permit.|
| and refpons shall be made when com
plete for the purpose of record. l
lf While here Mr. Connors chocked |
| over all plumbing in new houses put
in since his last visit in August.
The result of Mr. Connor's visit
is quite a boom in plumbing, and
| many folks will be on uneasy street
‘unnl theirs is repaired. 1
While Others Talk Disarmament
News-Champlion Radiograms
i Weather generally fair Friday and Saturday in Colorado '
ax;}l adjoining states. No important changes of temperature ir !
| sight.
-1 Sheriff from Boyd county (? ?) fatally shot yesterday by a
" Mr. John Owens. (State location not clear.) .
‘ Child in Denver yesterday held up man with toy pistol and
i| got $4 from him. Boy bandit captured.
'\ The above items were among those caught from the
;l “ethereal blue” last evening by Dr. Wightman at the l
> | Normal College radio station. .
The new radio telegraph and tele-|
'iphone set installed under the dirt‘c-l1
;;tion of Dr. Wightman is progressing
t jvery favorably, now being able to |
t!listen in on the bi% army wireless |
telephone station at Fitzimmons Gen- |/
f|eral Hnospiul in Denver. The tele-;'
~ graph receiver has been in touch with |
r]the Pacific coast stationz and others !
s{thruout the country. The Fitzim
-!mons hospital has ben treating the!
r!whole section to evening concerts via |l
-ithe wireless telephone. Dr. Wight- |
‘m hopes to secure a loud-speaking
1| telephone with which he can entertair. |
:ithe whole college auditorium with ]
-| musie from Denver. ll
The course in Radio Commnnica-,c
-| tion, which isedgwen at 9:10 every|!
-y Monday, Wednesday and Friday i
-’moming, has been simplified to per- i1
l,vmit its being taken by persons with-|]
I;out College Physics, which was pre-]
1| viously a great drawback to students ]
2 linterested in radio work. §
.i I the demand is sufficient, Dr. ]
o " Dok - "‘:..»’-‘
Short Check Artist
Is Secured Here
AalEr -VR FF !
. On orders from the sheriff at Ounfl
~ Undersheri Lehan and Jim Bronkall,
?adal agent of the Rio Grande,took‘
~ J. E. Stafford off the east-bound train
" at Gunanison Monday evening. Staf-|
ford was wanted at z)uny for writing |
short checks and leaving an unpa.idi
'board bill. He immediately communi- |
cated with eastern relatives to secure |
!the funds to liquidate. This boy was |
| Gannison last summer, traveling'
l . William Winegar, the tourist |
I Hannibal, Missouri, who died S 0 |
e yat the municipal camping
! in August. ; '
i ord secured his nguimd funds |
€ ¥ momming and liquidated
;Z:’b‘mu. but concluded to return’
, ray anyway |
| & ——e i
Str‘lhg in Denver |
4 missioner W. H. Whalen plans |
to spend the balance of the winter in'
{Dlnver. and went over Tuesday even- |
ling with his family from Crested
| Butte. They are located at 1918
Downing street. Mr. Whalen will
" frequent the offices of the State High-'
way commission and get a line on|
the c{::ssibilit.im\ for more government |
| tru ;ofiamders, ete, for our neck of
the wi o ’ i
1 et i
l '
| Miss Hattie Irene Dollard, eldest |
’dlughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Dol-|
lard of Ohio Creek, became the bride |
| of Edwin B. McCully at Los Angeles |
| on Christmas Day at 1:00 p. m. |
| “Miss Dollard has been visiting in |
| Los Angeles since last October, at
ithc home of Mr. and Mrs, Wm. Fos-!
ter. Mrs Foster is the m's moth
jer. Miss Marie Dollarj. the bride's |
| youngest sister, who also is \'isiting|
iin Los Anfiles, acted as bridesmaid,
| while Mr. Beryl Gutridge of San Die
| go was best man. The bride was at- |
(tired in white cre;)e-dv-chinn and car- |
{ried a bouquet of bride’s roses and !
{lilies of -the valley. The bridesmaid
wove gray satin. N !
l Mr. and Mrs. McCully will reside in |
| Los Angeles, at 826 West 58th Place. |
| The wedding of this well known |
yvoung couple comes as quite a mr-l
(Continued on page Five) |
'Wightm:m will offer a course o!’
about ten weekly discussions everyl
Friday night, covering radio telegra
phy and on in to radio telephony.
. An interesting comrarison of- wire
less telephones and land lines was
encountered this week by Dr. Wight
!man. who conferred with a mtlemln
from outside the -state on propo- |
sition. This gentleman has found it |
necessary to connect three points of
his property with telephones, the lines
to cover forty-nine miles. @ Three
'wireless telephone receiving and|
sending sets, each of ten times the
power of the Denver set, could be in
stalled for less than one-fifth the cost
;of the initial outlay requirved for land
Klin!o)s. !and t.hin hardm times fi:s.f upkeep
is by far the item of expense,
‘'whereas winfel:s uj kfip is practical
ly nothing. Ofliciarl the Gunm.sonl
Forest are planning ‘install wire
less phone outfits ‘at| the rangers’;
'stations at Baldwin and Crested ;
Butte this coming summdr. " I<
(By Henry F. Lake Jr.)
i R R i e e R :
In New Year's Edition of Denver Post. |
| Gunnison, December 31:—For thrée
|decades the livestock industry has
/been the basis of Gunnison County’s !
»‘protgcrity. From 1880 to 1890 min
§mg eld the center of the stage, but
{with the comparative decline of the |
icamps as silver went down, the com- |
|bination of cattle and hay came to
the front and still retains its promin
‘ence. The market value of ten thous
and head of prime Hereford and
| Shorthorn cattle is the usual autumn
payroll of the Gunnison ranchmen,
'and there have been many yars when
‘this meant a million in cash. Present
| prices have reduced that income, but |,
{1t still figures high and brings in the
'big checks from the commission
{houses at shipping time. Stock from
ithis quarter of the mountains has now
been carefully bred for twenty years,
’none but the best pedif'reed bulls be
'ing imported or allowed to run on the
’two million acres of range surround
{ing the fertile valley.
| Our feeders on the markets com
{mand the top prices because of their|
| quality and invariably good condition. |
Zq‘his year’s record has furnished no|
{exception, altho now being forced to!
{sell at low prices, the surplus market-;
led by local ranchmen has been small- ;
er than for many seasons.
Ours is a county of comparatively
{small herds, owned by the men who
{own the ranches nearby. Few mnch-'
{men of the Gunnison region own over
| 500 head, yet nearly all the 800 land '
owners own such herds as their
i ranches will feed thru the winter, and
| in summer time these fatten upon the(‘
YT ol T S RS T
! Miss Mildred Cowan returned Snt-'
turday from a pleasure trip to \'iaitl‘
| Salida friends. She relates that Mrs, |
| K. Morrison is so much recovered that;
'she is able to walk somewhat about
town, v ;. |
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| i |
! The Board of Count‘z Commissioners|
consisting of W. H. Whalen, Dr. Geo. |
‘Sullivan. Ted Knowles and (""C. Me-|
Williams clerk, met Tuesday, January |
|3rd at the county court house to or-|
%nize for 1922. Chairman W. H |
‘ halen, who is spending the winter|
months in Denver, came over especial-
Ily for the meeting, returning Tuesday |
nignt. ’ {
Dr. F. D. Sanford was appointed |
Countf' Phlgsicinn, npllcini Dr. E. M.
Russell. r. Sanford is the dean of
. Gunnison Cou':t! physicians and is to|
ibe congratulated upon the unexpected |
aprointment. This was about the
only change made in county officers
for 1922. '
Salaries of two deputies, Miss Lash
brook and Mrs. Summers, were reduc
ed $25 per month, or from $l5O to|
$125 per month. The undersheriff’s |
salary received a $5 cut, and t.hfiolln-f
itor was reduced sls. Deputy in- |
son’s salary in the Treasurer’s offlee%
had not been raised in 1922, and this |
is practically the same with Deputy M.
J. Schmits in the Clerk’s_ affice. who |
lbelore 1921 had been getunfi the fees
for issuing game and fish licenses.
Archer A.. Miller was 'fi':'i"wd
County Road Supervisor for the ensu
ing {w Under the new Highway
regulations, a‘ general county road
supervisor must be appointed, in ad
dition to such overseers as may be pe-|'
S:lred in the various Commissioners’
istricts. The State Highway Com- |
mission is preparing to spend a lot ':5 ‘
imoney in Gunnison county in 1922, |
refused to deal with half a dozen road|
supervisors, but required one central|!
accounting office. [
Wages for road men for the coming |
year will be $3 for man, reduced from |
$4 .and $6 for man and team. ]
Attorney M. J. Kochevar remains ul
County Attorney 2}
The Gunnison News-Champion was!|
designated the official county news-|
paper for 1922, 1
" The County Hospital report for thej.
| past year was submitted and approv- |
ed. The summary of the report is as|.
Tvt benefits, mothers’ compensa- |
i , mothers' :
tion, outside poor ,[email protected] <
' Maintenance of Co. (not | s
Suisry. of Matron lC—o:nby'flu&" :
o o
A aiasy ity Physiciin - 0.0,
- .001 ;
Mrs. Marion Bates is retained as|
!matron of the hospital. 1
| Comtycleil}v::rlilliamsisnowat ;
ywork on the W of county sfinzd 3
i nt, which will run about -| ¢
a bdu:iing the new equi t re- |
I&ve’d in the past few momg:un
The Best Equipment
ia Guanisen m
Competent Werkmen-
Volume 43, Number 1
?nutritious grasses of the high ranges.
‘A fortunate combination which has
'built up a prosperous community of
independent home owners perhaps un
eqnalp:d in the Rockies. e ‘
While the close-by high altitude
ranges made the growing of hay as
; (Continued on Page Seven)
I Sheriff . Hanlon nabbed two jail
breakers from Montrose in town Tues
|day, putting them behind the bars
ifor the night and sending them back*
engm-sdng morning by Sheriff Roy
:Laxrgl of Ouray, who was over to get
a prisoner captured Monday by Under
sheriff Lehan.
Bill Myers and Bill Hodges were
(the two escaped prisoners, who got
| away by using one of the metal legs
;from a bunk with which shortly after
midnight Tuesday, they beat off the
lock and hasp on a door from the cells
to the kitchen part of the jail. From
there they got into the store room
{where they crawled thru a trap door
'in the floor and a ditch underneath.
{ They then beat it up the track, and
'appeared at Cimarron during the fore
|noon, where one of them cashed a
cheek at the store of Jim Calloway.
This check was a forgery. That
afternoon they vaught the freight to
,Gunnison and put up for the night ot
! Mrs. Mason's rooming house,
| In the meantime Sheriff Dorsey of
Montrose was phoning all over the
Western Slope and Wednesday morn
ing Sheriff ?’eat learned of two men
who answered the description at the
rooming house. They were keeping
‘indoors, but Hanlon and Lehan walk
jed in on them. Myers is one of the
Isuspects for the murder of Lemuel
| Hecox, at the Cashin mine on the
Paradox valley recently, the man who
was found beheaded. Myers is con
sidered a tough character. Hodges
was in for a few d‘{f on a charge of
fusing a short check. He is a {‘ounz
ellow, some 19 years old, but Myers.
(is 27 to 30. They blustered n%, at
i the . officers . but ~“sdén’ calmed ‘down..
| Letters were found on them that prov
led beyond doubt these were the jail
{ breakers. On one fellow was a let
| ter he had just written to his girl but
inot mailed, in which he mwfi that
{he would probably have to serve a
| jail sentence, but “not to worry, I'H
|'soon be back.”
| It seems another occupant of the
'rooming house was lying in bed the
‘other side of a thin partition and
| heard the men _discussing mattess
infier they got in from Montrose.
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| —
! Good news for motorists is com-~
| tained in the announeement that To
inflchi avenue from Main street west
and the Boulevard to the C. & S.
Itmt:dwill l;:entflm '{‘fllb‘:flm—
gra gran at once. To be s
with our present nice coating of m
the bumps and rocks are not so. neti
ceable, but spring will soon be here,
and we allu:hppnciue that this per--
ticular stre of town streets is poe—
itively the worst ever. .
| While in Denver Dr. George Sulli
van, county commissioner, secured
promise from the State Highway com-~_
mission that the two niiles thra' th
city limits could be jncluded in
Rainbow Route, provided the 't
council would make formal applieation.
Acting on this promise Dr. Sullivas
made an agreement with .the counel
Tuesday nirfi:lto-go fifty-fifty on tha:
cost_lof ;u *;fi“:hm H
a mile of exi y bad nd -
to do this immediately, whil -
tors and trucks are on the job abow
town. Thewwnuto%iur_ 7S
and $350 it is believed five &
very fair coat of granité hatled froms"
the pits southwest of town where thes
fmec{uu'ul loader hm very: gy
\withllongh:tfiug of nd treit,
£18 A0F. W) m T p aa e IR
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