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THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE
I VOLUME XIV. LUBBOCK LUBBOCK COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 31,1913 NUMBER 4 1 TO CHAMBER Of COMMERCE OEIEHMISES IN A MEETING Will SEND AGRICULTURAL , Farmers Should Co-Uperate With . fi i Orchard and In the Chamber of Commerce column this week will be found an article relative to a county fair in this county, and its a magnificent move. It means a great deal for the town and the country surrounding Lubbock. It means stimulation to the agri cultural interests of this section of the country, and will place Luhhork before the people in a ft IK'Ilirif HIP -OL'ir I.I favorable light. Kvery most farmer, gardner and producer of i any farm, garden or orchard pro- duct in this county should enter into the work in a most enthusi astic manner. It will mean much to you. In connection with this we re produce an article from the Tex as Hanker Record on the mak- ing or a county rair wnicn weof ther)li toward whicn you mu,t deem neipiui in tne oeginning oi ours. While there are fturei there in that we believe should ihj eliminated, still as a whole it ia good and it might be well for us to read it over carefully: now to operate A srcrKssn L ONE (Bankers everywhere in Texas are interested in county fairs events at least once a year to bring all the farming citizens to town. lirenham is noted for her festival, this year to he held Oct 7. 0, ! and 10. No better authority is thereon the subject of successfully operating a county fair than C. L WiUins. cashier of the First National lijnk, lirenham. IVIow are extra.-t from a letter written by Mr. Wilkins to Jo Wilmeth of Ba.hn ger, upon the latter inquiring about the management of the Brenham Fair, ana county fairs in general. Read it, Mr. Texaa Banker and organiea fair m your community. - The Editor. ) Let it be understood that the fair is a permanent institution in the beginning. We had our merchants end business men take stock and no one took more thn $10U, and this capital gave the ; ready rash to begin operations, upon. We took the premium j list of other county fairs and of ! the Dallas Fair, and endeavored , to reach a medium between the two consistent with our pros pective means and adjusted to meet the local conditions. Then we sent the young men of the city out every oight to the rural school houses, where they held meetings with the fanners and and mads their speeches unnng them to co-operate by making exhibits, and getting them en thused with the idea that the County Fair was to be their in stitution for the exchange of ideas, their clearing house, and a common place for thetn to come annually to know fthfma frrv one end of wJ'lounty was dung and how he was doing hi WwV and then to exhibit the best his year's labor had given him from the soil in competition with his fellow farmer's efforts, ' and the winner to take the prize that was baaed on what it actually cost to make the exhibit, lis famers. like the city men. have some people among them who always insist that if they win a prize they will nut get the money, and your campaign must be baaed upun the fact that you have the prize money posted, the Arst year, to instill the re quired confidence of thu farmer into the future of the fair. fUU. AS ttfelT.H Tilt fcXAVirTt The fair has been a pa) ing in vestment, and the faruur is sutlu'ienlly shrewd tu know this a he iioU s the crowds and the 1 general receipts as a whole. You must thurtfore do as we have d me, and we gained our idea from the sxan ple st by the THAT DIRECTION ATjshown hirn that hens with sours LAST WEEK EXHIBIT TO OTHER FAIRS r ii t il the Committee in betting I ogetner -ii u .a. ,r r..-. of all Kinds of Farm, Garden Produce great Ifallas Fair -we make no dividends for the stockholders. , but put every penney back into permanent improvements on the ; permanent fair grounds and into, j the next fair. As soon as the1 . farmer understands that the fair! , is not for individual gain he is a 1 . firm friend of the institution, and i it will come to him as an annual , ,l f k..ir ., 'VP,'t- ?y Jj'T , J?!' " for hi family, as we as his en- .tire neighborhood. He is t 4i ii. . i r ' , ' "V. J . . .L" .. " people to run it and do the work if you are not making dividends for yourself by the operation, and he will lend his aid toward this end and become a better believer in the virtues of the city business man. and this is the goal, or one a)wayl wnrk Wlth lh( farmer t0 j nBupe hia patronage and his aid , jn the gfJWTt upbuilding of the 'community j The t work of the fajr j(1 ,u cornpetltjon amonjr ,he . farmers, and when this is aceom- plished you will find better land tilling, deeper plowing, better seed selection, in short, complete support of a demonstration agent, and when you gain this i point you will find your farmers with surplus cash that needs in venting, and if you have gained ; his confidence through the1 original fair you will be able to enlist his caah and his earmr.gs in financing factories and other industries tnat are needed for the general prosperity of any com-' niunity. lk you knw that this county has fur years spent on the local market a little more than f Jxi.ihmi for horses and mules to be used on our county farms? A little' competition in the live stock de partment among the farmers w ho were breeding colts has caused; !h?hKhtaf.CuP "Lf -h u? ?Lt.hJLa.U"tl-nJ1 Kll U1C BTU LIIIICIJ I 19 UIUW ing. As I see the situation now, in the course of a few years, as these colts grow into matuntv. and the farmer begins to sell off his surplus live stock, instead of the constant drain from the cvunty of this $3)0, (XX), now sent to the Missouri and the Kansas mule grower by the Texas farmer, will remain in our com munity. When we have obtained this end we are going to give the entire credit to the demonstration agent and the county fair. FAIRS 8T1MCLATK INTEREST Before the county fair the farmers were intent upoa crops only. The hog industry was dead. A little competition among the few remaining grow ers spread to the adjacent farms and now the hog industry is gain ing as much importance as is the cotton industry. We have allowed the farmers to pay a bit too much for their meat, and have it shipped in here from the great pork producing centers in the Middle Western States for the upbuilding and enriching of, that section, rather than our own county. Within another year the supply of packing house products annually consumed in this county will be reduced by .'0 per cent. The same is true of the cattle industry, and fresh bet f had gotten so high here that it was almost at a prohibitive price. Just here I want to tell you thiit the poultry end of the fair ia as great a sued1 as is the other end, for the old "dung hill" rooster is giving way to a standard bred chicken that la more prolific, belUr layers, weigh more when sold and coat loss time and money for their up keep, One farmer told me a f weeks ago tnat until the county fair he usually had around seventy-five hens. Me learned nut there why he only trot about three dozen eggs per day- for an , enterprising farmer from the west end of the countv had 1 and scales on their legs did not I lay. He caught up thirty of this i class and sold them in April, and j still he trot the same number of , eggs, which indicated to him that he was feeding thirty non-producing hens. lie learned this from a fellow farmer, and it ! made a greater impression upon ihim than had he been told this jbvanyman from town. Since S our poultry industry has taken ; 3ljch glides, our farmers are' inow stocking up with bronze turkeys that weigh fifteen pounos on me rnarKei. a against the average of nine pounds by the common turkeys and the labor and the cost of their rais - ing is no more. It is these numerous little economies in the farmer's life that the business men of the city must teach him in a practical way that means the future growth of the farmer into the business life of our state, and which is a condition that must obtain before our farmers can compare in wealth and prosperity, and like wise our I " nismuiiwun I .T null him. when matched with the unri 1 1 jr iiisiiiuilimn KK'tv wim farmer of the older states. There is nothing that reaches him as does his fair, where he is the main character before the ! public eye. And do you know, I it is not mistreating him or his I confidence to lead him out this way. but rather is it that process ; giving him what he needs to ; make his life a success rather than giving him what he asks for or wants. THERE Ml ST BE A RACE TRACK If you contemplate a county fair, secure a plot of ground large enough for a race track and build on it. Let the country bov run his horses against the horses of other country boys rather than against the circuit horses until you have established a perma nent interest, and then he will take care of the circuit horse. There is sufficient of the "sport" in every one of us to cause us to "bet" a dollar on any race that is ever run. and this is the internal that makes the fair a success. lo not overlook the fact that the things that are in his every day life will grow dull and common-place if he has no other attractions than those offered by the farmers. Have your mer chants buy exhibit space in your exhibit hall, and place their wares and products on exhibition. Our furniture men, agricultural implement dealers, etc., all have spaces of "jDOand iM;) square feet d t"ey keep men out there to ; take orders, and these sales and their profits are far in excess of the cost of making the exhibit, even if it is not considered by the slow merchant as an adver tising feature. Kl'RNISH MIDWAY ATTRACTIONS "Mrd..; fr ,h". r":' fH ..L. k.r- K-iu I dancers, etc., with the live spielers are needed to furnish the life and the excitement to keep us all awake for three or four days. Get a good band and furnish the public with good, wholesome music and concerts in the grounds all the time, and the fair will be a success) from its inauguration. In a few years you will And that there is an era of better feeling and more money, and you will then appre-! ciate, as we do now, the county j fair s value to you, ni...;n i 1 want to say in that you must have your business men look ahead or the first year, i Dr. a. R. Ponton was here a look for the indirect returns, if ; f.w hours Tuesday from Post they make a success of the fair. ' City. Do not count the returns from j ' the sales to visitors to the city as j M. O. Hess was a business results of the fair as individual j vutor here Tuesday from Plain investments. You will attract view. some outside people the hrst year, and your merchants, some g i , I, . .1 i of them at least, will tell you i that the hotels and cafes are the only ones that profit by the fair. I J, P. White of Roswell was You realize, as do all broad- here looking after business Fri minded business men, that it is ; day of last week. lhi indirect return that counts, . . hence, w hen that clan, of b.iM- Hence, nesa men hold back, let thetn alone, and they will imm come to you. - Texas Bankers Record. Mrs. A. W. CraiganJ little Miss blanche Cruaser, who visit ed at the home of Mrs. B. M. Johnson, near Hale Center, last k, returned home iT hursday. LEGISLATIVE ECHOES Few Hints as to What is Going on in the Special Session of Texas Representatives Senator J. C. McNealus. (al ias, declared that he would intro-i duce a resolution to call a Consti- j tutional Convention in Texas. j Former Senator W. O. Murrey. ! Wilson County, has been appoint ed business manager of the State Penitentiaries, by Gov. Colquitt. us salary is set at s.j.imhi ner year. Representative Williams of Mclx-nnan and Senator Oarwin, both have blue sky law bills to introduce as soon as the Governor llhmif rha anhi.jfif The House has rushed the Ju-i jiciary Appropriation Hill to the nate. tne final passage being 113 t0 3 The bill carries more , ,han i ,, ; priations Jhe Administration Bill, by Kirby, has been reported unfav orably; while the Kennedy Bill, relating to the same subject, has met with approval. The Kenne dy Bill provides that the winning candidate for Senator must get a majority of votes cast, and his expenses shall not exceed $.".fXH). lhe resolution by Westbrook to allow the members of the Sen ate to work in shirt sleeves was lost by a vote of 1.x to Speaker Terrell is in favor of an appropriation that will provide for at least $1."0,ikm) to build a new home for the blind at Aus tin. According to the Fort Worth Record, Governor Colquitt will be a candidate for U. S. Senator, to succeed Culberson, in the 0VPnt he retiirf Ir ia alan a ported that J. W. Bailey will be! a candidate for Governor, op-1 (using Lane and Hanger who nave already announced. Representative Jordan, McLen nan, is considering a resolution for an investigation of tne Mag noiia uu suit, in wnicn a com-t nmmiilo r.f "ilWI IMU1 u'ld nnaitnA iw th Ktan. Th- nn.nnai r,. Itie naked werp in:t ihmi ix mi Governor Colquitt has ent"-ed a bill providing that the $Ti0 (Mm Magnolia fine will be used to re- tire :i per cent refunding bonds issued in HMO. jvnatur Luttimore, Luttimore Tarrant ; wants the Governor to submit the liquor q lestion. so that a bill may be considered prohibiting social clubs from dispensing liqilor. Mrs. J. K. J-ims of Clovis, N. M.. mother of Mrs. J. K. Gam- son arrived in our city Wednes- (favafteriHM.il. and left F. iday to visit two sons in Dallas from there she will go to Demaon her old home place, then to Honey Grove and Fans before her re turn to Lubbock again. County Judge Pink L Parish, i of Crosby ton came over Wednes ; dayand left the same afternoon ! for Austin, where he goes to look 'after business matters and to reflate the speed of the Texas Legislature in special session at 1 this time. M. P. Dalton. of Killeen. Bell county. Texas, superintendent of the schools of thst place was here several days last week, the guest of Dr. R. J. Hall C. C Boyd is here from Whitt uYs week, shaking hands with his many friends and looking after business matters in this city. District Attorney, G. E. Lock hart, of Tahoka was here Tuea- day, accompanied by Tate Lock- nuu 01 anyaer- G. S. Bratton was over from r. ...... ii .u.. .. ....l. i. v.. raiwcn una ihtk, uuriiik nori k .... U W. lawyers was a gutsi at Ota Howard Hotel this week. T. C. Heard and A. J. Craft, of Scminolt) were here Monday. Mr. and Mrs, N.R Porter were here Saturday from Shaloaatrr, A. P. Duggan was over from Liuiriit'ld I r.y. LUBBOCK COUNTY AND ELSEWHERE THERE ARE NOT MANY PLACES DITIONS THAN THE BUSINESS NOT SO 000 i j j Few Tnwns Show Ruildinr Activity Are More Prosperous and Improvements Mare Numerous Than Other Parts of West Texas "Come to Lubbock', is not an idle expression of the Avalanche, but it is deep lounded in as much as it is an invitation to the people to break away from the old ruts and get into the highway of 1 progress. Come to the country j where the soil is productive and j where the prairies are covered 1 I with a solid coat of the most ! j luxuriant grasses that domestic !animals ever wrapped their j tongues around. I The Avalanche man had a little! business to look alter in some of : engulfed-no crops for three the counties off the plains last ' years hence no improvements go week, and while away we were I ing Dn about the farms. Cood not sleeping all the time. We were taking notice of things and conditions and general surround ings and although probably no one saw us with our note book and pencil, still our thinking tank w"?,binw: filled , .We found business inth e towns visited anything but brisk, and the volume of business done by the country, and the immense the majority of the merchants! amount of new farm machinery and business firms would not 'and other farm necessities that I compare in any way favorably our merchants, in with that of fact we were surprised to note the difference when we returned I home-our people are going some 't,0'npare'' w,t" ,ho9e in other' r '" Practically no improve-; mMUs wre noticed being made , : m ,llt" 'es.'o one place supposed t0 "hout the same size of Lub-; K lll,'l,irSf'm"r ry more tnan a score oi years, we were loin that only one new residence had been built within the last twelve Spikes-Beard ! i At the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Spikes. Wednesday evening July Mr. H.STnest Heard and Miss' Carrie May Spikes were united, ( in marriage. ; Miss Spikes is a Lubbock raised : irirl. and hns a host of frwnna' wiiu join us in wisninjf ior ner a , happy married life. Mr. Beard ia not so well known but is recommended to the public; as a straight forward young man ! and he is to be congratulated ! upon his good choice as to his life companion. Crops Looking Well H. M. Bainer and J. L. Pope, of the Santa Fe. drove through the city Thursday afternoon on their way to Lubbock. They say that the crops are looking fine where they have been properly farmed. They are looking after the co-operators of the Santa Fe. Randall County News. Several petitions are being cir culated in Taylor county asking the Commissioner's Court to or der an election to permit the vo ters of the county to decide whether pool halls shall be per mitted to do business in that county. Sweetwater Reporter. C. I. and T. J. Bedford were here Tuesday from Bronco, transacting business with our people. Mr. and Mr. L (lough, of Crosby ton were over Saturday! and were guests at the Howard Hotel. Jno. P. Marrs. attorney of Post, was here Monday looking after business matters. Mrs. F. F. Abney was registered at the Howard Hotel 4 i Friday of last week. John McCrummen returned last Satunlay from a visit to Cherokee county. Rufv ()'Kef. of Plainview was hre the first of the wk, looking after business nialWrs. THAT CAN SHOW BETTER CON LUBBOCK COUNTRY IN OTHER COMMUNITIES s DnP5 luhhnrk. unit flur Farmer J months and no business houses, j Vacant houses were much in evidence and the people were discouraged. We do not write ; this to knock that country for we are not even going to publish where it was, but it is simply an unfortunate condition that the people as a whole cannot help. but it goes to show that though we sometimes complain at the conditions here-we are in clover green, comparatively speaking. The farmer is f inally as badly rains however last week will make for them a bumper crop with few exceptions. We find that our farmers are in much better condition as is evidenced by the number of nice country residences that have been built this year, and the great number of new barns and silos that dot our business men send out. 'i Lubbock country is in the swim. We have no right to com- plain and we are very ungrate ful if we let one murmer slip from our lips. We have one of the most pleasant climates, and the best all round country that the human race ever tell heir to, and we should wear a smile that is tne oiispnng of contentment. near a v ome to Lubbock badge in toe shape of a smile and you will be in the proper class. Information was received here this week that Mrs. H. N Stone, who is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Stone, at Seminole, is quite ill. She was sick last week, but had recovered sufficiently to be about, but was taken severely ill again Monday. Four hundred thousand dollars i a'de for the erection and maintenance in ork, Pa., of a home for a? ed nd unmarried women of Pennsylvania under the will of Miss Anna L. Gardner, which was recently probated. Miss Gardner was the last of three unmarried sisters who lived in New York. T. F. Lokey. who has been spending the past two weeks in Fort Worth and other places in that part of the state, returned home Saturday. H e reports crop conditions in some sections very promising, but places will make almost a complete failure. The Lubbock country looks good to Mr. Lokey. Without the assistance of the press the work of development is severely handicapped. Every time you sluff of! your work from the Avalanche you hurt the town just that much. Commercial visiting is a great stimulant to business. Our bus iness men should visit their cus tomers as much as possible. Trades excursions are not bad things for trade getters after all. Kvery great city has at least one great Paper. Lubbock has hers-the Avalanche. Come to Lubbock. .Mis Willie Burgess returned from Canyon Wednesday after noon, w here she had len attend. 1 n if tht Suiwm r Normal. .... Noah I tell wa here Saturday from Brohlield W. It. Patterson was here from Amanita last TuptJay. Charlie Crates left Wednesday fur t Kfiiia k alls. if fhuri IV..