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nrrv LUBBOCK, LUBBOCK COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1922. PUBLISHED TWICE A WFF.K VOLUME XXII No. 46. IGOOD INDICATIONS FOR OIL 9.R .GAS SUBSTANTIAL BUSINESS MARKS LUBBOCK PLANNING FOR HIGH !MHW QHHWN IM RIFHW WFf I SCHOOL AND 3 WARD SCHOOLS gnu dm! to a&m mm RAPID PROGRESS OF LUBBOCK LUBBOCK AYAI TTTTTn THE PROPOSED BOND ISSUE IS FIGURED TO COVER COST OF THE FOUR BUILDINGS THESE ARE NECESSARY FOR DEVELOPMENT Our People Muat Support These) Improvement If Our City U to Keep Pace With the Development of the South Plains Section. Help Build Lubbock and Her School. Thre Ward School snd s High Prhool are r.ecesary to rare lr the J rowing fefa of the Lubbock In rrn.l. ..t District and Three Ward Schools and a High fr-rhool ia the program under consideration and it , ?r this that the coming bond election will he held. There has been considerable misunderstanding on the flirt of some of the out lying section of the District and It l expected that thi statement will straighten thing up. From the beginning the plan have railed for three Ward hon, one c h in each of the remaining corner of the District and one H gh School h-nid-inir to serve the entire District. The school of l.ubbock are pos sibly the most remarkable in the Hate in that they have maintained, in fart have year after yer in creased 1 heir scholastic standing with the 8'a'e University and De partment of Education while at the same- lime they have become more inefficient in point of building and equipment. That had not hern the fault of the school bosrd, the stu dents or the teacher in the schools. The town ha simnly grown faster than they have been able to take care of the logical re-iit. You try tn put a seventeen year old, one hundred and eighty pound boy into eleven year old k ni's-rrhorkcr and you will find him somewhat handi capped in hia movement. The aihoiaatie enrollment of I,ub Ikm k Pitnt haa in rea.ed f r the past three year a follow: " per cent for the s. hool term of 1914-20 ever the enrollment of the previou term, ZO percent f-r the following year and IS per-ent at the opening of thi term with a good mdicat mo that an additional 10 percent in crease will be registered before the elrase of thia term. Already school thildren are anting irv ri.air, on bnve and without desk in front of them And still they come. Where from, it i rard to ay, nui , A.im v.r twn an (lav ami see I the new housea going up, 4id af' er j that try to r-r.t a hou.e and yo-i will o..n be convinced mat mey arc i coming from vmewhrre I Three month ag a y -ung ou.i- nesa man came into ir.e namr-er -n Commerce '-ffxe and wanted to buy half interest In aom gr-wery store. The Jse. rdary t- k him around to anvera! stores, met the owner, but HO one talked sale. lie was finally forced to start a new store of his own and already h one of the eatrst, huiet litt.e store in the city. The same can be sa'd of al mi.l vrrv other line. They are acre and are sun coming -it.- we might a well prepare to take ; care of an ever increasing now ( of an evrr increasing now n for thi i but the beginning, , glan. a of the Poll Ta renept J how you that thia m-iement I I inrm i'-r ini A will aot confined to l.ubbmk city l"n- J Tke whole county ia making likss i increase. lou wera in niniou in-iui a year ago, or a year and a half at the moat and what did you k! A station, two or tnee itorr. a couple f fin, a arhool housa and a very few rmdenre. Driva over today and e what you will find! A most remarkable little city doing more business than many thre and four thousand inhabitant towns in Cen tral and F.ast Texas and haa don ..iiil huilHuiir durir tha DBst - . , I ... -U year than sinti of tho town havt 1 done in th last ten. j That i doubly true of SUton. There ha ben mora or Icae preju-js Qtvw uriwrrn uiw ,vwo . t - f some of their ciliienshlp, but it is with pleasure that the broader minded i ieuenship of both town the remarkable growth of both Sla ton and this plucs. They advertise that they are the fastest growing town in the Stata and they are no doubt right, in proportion to their u. I hey nave, a-ms more aciuai construction in that town within .me I past twelve months than any six towns of from three to seven thou- tnd tionulatioaj put together in Cen tral or Kat Texas. They are des tined to be one of ths leading fac tors in th development of th South I'lains section and frsnkly w are for them and hop they will hav a population of 10,000 by liiio. For if they continue to grow and we fall down on the job th leader ship of th South I'lains will still b in Lubbock county, uui Luooo-a has nevt-r mad a reputation on fail ing down so with our hope that thy will hav a population of ten t'u-u-sand it is but natural to expect Lub-bo- k to continue in the lead with fifteen to twenty-five thousand, hut at that, for both of these towns, the gain will he lex. remarkable than that mad durifig th past tea years. A Poll Tax paid of 2057 in and a grand total of mors than 4, 000 in 1922. In the city of l.e.b btxk a total of more than IluO against slightly mora than 600 la.'t year stat elections and everything notwithstanding. An averags of six cars per minot tassin.r on corner in th city of sibkock for eight koura straight Urns ly actual count. 1900 aulo mubiUa la Lubbock County. Aa Increase of 3 IS percent in the num ber of farma in the county during the past ten years. All of those figures are facta and there i no d-di'ing them. They reflect growth, development, activity, expansion. Aiid these thing hnrg with them me responsibilities. Thia it a new country. Everything that in d-ne or neglected at thia time will react u on the town Vi-t lik training or neglecting a child at thi aire. We are building something higher than ourselves when we give j ir time, thought and aupport to civic do. vcl-ipment n-l enterprise. Jt will rot nn-ney. It will cost time, labor, effort, privation possibly, and some rriti- ir rr, to put over the things th.it must be h'-ne hi-re within the next few year. But there are the two outstanding thing that must be d-ne thia year. The first of these in point of importance, necessity, and bearing upon the standing of tie town is the school fm-xt iin . The other thing" are something that we have "tnrted and mi)' iomplc'.e. That i the Fair. Thee two thing" aueeeaxf illy put over f-r 1922 wi'l make a u--cen-ful year for the city, along with the little minor things that come nd go every year, month and w -ck. (if theM tne a honla mut come fir-d t'nlena suitable buildirg are started within the n-xt four m-.oihs l.ub. b--k will ..ise f iff y faonli"S that wi'l hiTwi move bere for tie S" ho.. next year. Any man wi'h -hil-lren wo-ild be f-'.l:-h t- nn-ve - l.iibbo, k today if he did n--t nw that i'litable achoi h-nlding would be ir-- -d f 'r next term -f h--l. S'reets, sulewalkn, paving, a-ldi-toriumK, potato curing plants, ware houses, all thee things are desir able, almost nei eary, but only ma terial damuge and bsa in dollar and en's follow in case they are put off a year or two. Hut school childr'-n must he rared f-r today nd the o is in lives, sirentt'h heakh, chara-ter, and mental devel opment, if through hc.r1U2,hled.ies , ()(v r' prN ,,f fP jf t wrrt j,,,.,,),),, , ,)Hjr 4 w, rhrry ,rg a penally of sixty .lays in fltf f, ,,,,,. t r.hsprvu same, mnk,n( it ne- r-isary for ca- h par ent in the city of I.iibbock to spend fine hour a monti in I ttiii- Pi hools of this city f-r the rest of this s- hool term it would be a snap tn put over a ho-id i-'e-tion for f J.'iii.riiio -and yet they tell un that tt will be possible to take rare of ron.titior with 1 1 'J.'.OiMI- -or ap proximately each for each inhabi tant of this city. That is spread out over fifteen to thirty year or about thirty cents a yoar not in- ,.u,jjnr interest. And yet om folk mr H.,,m it ,-ni t be put over. Yet mrn nr,f tt can t be put over. Yet they gVlt fr , hnd PIP rh,.w j , wl)r1n f tobacco every month Bn(j wr ollt .t wnr.h of he leather paddling un and down the .treetn cuasin' the City Government, tha .State Government, Texas, the streeta, and everything else they don't happen to have a free hand in wrecking themselves. The School Is Necesaary Let' Go! Hi-Jacks Attack Abernathy Doctor Last Monday Night One night last wet-k, while Dr. J. P. McBridv waa returning from a night call near Hale Center, he was accosted by two foot pad who stepped from the side of tha nad In front of hi car and rai'ed their hands for him to stop. II a had al- ready slowed hi cor aa he wi, crosaing a short culvert and a he wa driving off th two men rten ped on the running board, on on each side of tha car. and attemped to climb inside. The .doctor waa accompanied by hia son, Leslie, who ordered them off but seeing this had no effect, he jumped nut him self and with threat finally suc ceeded in running tnem away. It ia believed by the doctor anj hi son that they intended ro.il cry and to get ni car and no doubt they would ha-e succeeded had it not been for Leslie, being ab-r . the doctor would have been Unable 1 to cope with two hiky fellow aj mi y were. Atx-rnatny tteviirw. FREEZING WEATHER TOO LATE TO KILL BOLL WEEVIL F. C. Bishup, entomologist of the United Statea Hurrau of Entomology i of the opinion that laat week's freexing weather over th cott. n belt wa r.ot cold enough to disturb the boll weevil' lease on life. Should freeiing weather ha been ! earlier it would hav probably ds- r . t i i . i -. airoyea mera, bui oeing lata, utey bad already gon Into winter quar ters and U free was not suffi cient tsj i Uiem dasjMg. The Abernathy Oil A Gas Com 'pany I presenting a mutter of very 'great importance to the people of Uhe South Plain thia week, through advertisements in the several papers iof this section. The Bledsoe well haa almost rrarhod its contracted I depth of thirty-five hundred feet, i and as they approach thia depth, the indication for oil and ga are o much better, that ia ia the opinion of the company that If they do not encounter either oil or gaa by the time the S.ioo, f,.ct haa been reached that the driller should be given a new contract and instructed to go still further. We believe that tin well should not he atopped at any thing short of the extreme depth that the driller can go in the hole, so that this test will be what could be considered and accepted as a real test for oil ami gas. It will be much cheaper for the people of l.ubbock. INTERSCHOLASTIC DISTRICT MEET TO BE HELD IN LUBBOCK APRIL 14-15 WILL BE GREAT ATHLETIC EVENT The basketball teams of sixteen roun'tes will contest on the local grounds this afternoon and tomor row m-'rning to determine which team hold cbamoi nsi,in. The teams of the sixteen counties have been reduced to four thamnion teams of four oun'ies, the chamtdon team of those counties having eli'innn'ed all other trams nn-l are heavyweight in the game. There ae some mighty good teams in thee counties, as the robust sue. imen of West Texas are hard fighters and the elimma'ing games held hem and at other places ,- mighty ineres ami proved that the s-hool men - f West Texas are t'a'"ing tneir students in phvs. I-al development as well us mental. It is unnecessary for n t- stra the entertaltiiei feature uf thi r -gram, as the I - al b-' have -len'oiv.tra'ed w hat --ey an do in football and basketball games, and the teama who will play here today and tomorrow are about as kern as.f West Texas can offer in any event, and will be forerunner of the in ters, holasli- meet where contest in all lines will be held, which is sched uled for Aprd IPh and Kth. To the person who is not a boos, tir for the pre-ent day system of using athletic in bo-l- we es pecially urge attendance to these features, as one s i'oly be con. vm e- that there is nothing more thrilling than su-h contest, where Another New Brick Sheriff Holcomh Business House Now Returns With Sam Beinp; Constructed. Cates as Prisoner Material is now on the ground I and the cement foundation made for a brick building. U.'.xHd feet for J. W. Tickle, local man, on l.th street. The building will house the Lub bock Mattress Company, which ha outgrown the frame structure in which it is now located, and the proprietor. Ran Smith, la proud of the progresa he has made in the buainesa and in it auccesa has prov en himself an efficient manager and th products have long sine gained a reputation for him a a workman. Lubbock ia gradually getting out of th fram building class, and the manner in which th business men are accepting the opportunities to advance with the town I both pleas ing and noticeable. With more people, larger cultivated area and general conditions improving with tha advance of tune, it is perfectly natural that the people of Lubbock will take notice of their position and do everything possible to im prove the appearance of their busi ness location and add more con venience to th town. Much ha been said about the future possibilities of Lubbock mak ing a real city, and we are taking these brick building a tangible evident' of that possibility becom ing a reality, and why nut? Wm. Courey, of Port, was among those who entered a local medical and surgical institution Monday for specialist attention. Mr. Lee Hinson, of Ralls operated on in a local medical and surgical institution the first of the wevk. Frank M. Elroy, son of K. McFJ rty, proprietor of th LuMmm k tbv-at.-va, wa operated on here Sunday. Mr.v A. L. Martin, of Snyder, was operated on in a local surgical and medical institution Tuesday. Mrs. I. C. Kenrdiik of Tost City, was nncraUd on ia a local sanitar ium Thursday morning. Dick Lynn, of Lnrenxo, is in a total sanitarium under th car of specialists. L. Caugh, ef rierrfera, was br ytaUrday oa ban iss. IMiiinview and all the other towns around here to go on down and make thi a thorough test, than to aban don the proposition at this time and at ths depth and at some future date beginning over and havo to spend money for what ha already been done. A few thousand dollar will put thi well down to a depth that no one rnn doubt ia a real teat well, and will aatisfy the people that there is nothing there, should it hap pen that nothing of an oil or gaa nature ia encountered. But accord ing to the latest reports it eem Hinte favorable for finding aomethlng that will be of real worth to the en tire South l'lnns. We believe the l dd-tinnnl money should be renised land send the drill on down as far Jaa it run g. We would be out only n fw dnliar each and the chance of reaching something real gTeat seems ery good. no-n meet men in a fair and square phvxi--al contest using every facul ty to advance the standing of their a hool and winning higher stand ings for their respective teams. 1 ubbock has a splendidly located athletic field and we are in hope many local people will take advan tare ef seeing these events there today and tomorrow. If we had no such programs avnilnh'e there would be unsoeaknble comment on the dull ness of the town ami the lack of si-ort that would linger here, but that i not the case, and those who rn-ov these affairs are given an op portunity to see the best men in this se. tiott meet in combat to con. tet for supremacy in thi great gii'ne. Three jfame will be playc-l this afternoon and the. final game will be played tomorrow morning. "Ail work and no play make Ja k a dull 1'V," and we are a lit- - r prone to be!iee that a little more nlay alont? with the daily grind of Itus-nes will be good for th en :ire business personnel of l.ubbock, and it will take but a few minutes to get a sure enough thrill at these games, a Ih tuirn who will play nave bog since proven their elert liess and will be on their toes es pectallv nt thes panics, where es. tal.t'.s'iin and maintaining a wide reputation in thi line il be the goal, and greatest a 'hieeniriM. I Many local people who are inter ested in the Sam Cate arrest will i no doubt appreciate the substantial evidence that th California officer had the nirht man. I The following telegram wa re ceived by Mr. Holcomb, Wednesday at 10::' 4 a. m : "Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., "Keb. I. 1922. 7.5 A. M. "Mr. C. A. Holcomh, Jailer, I.ub bock, Texas. "Got Sam o. k. !ave for home at one. Give this to Clark. "C. A. Holcomb." FED LAMBS BETTER PRICES THAN FOR MANY MONTHS It was demonstrated last week that marketing your maiie, kaffir and corn on th hoot instead of in cars was th money making way for marketing feed stuff. This was the actual experience of W, P. Hrook of Snyder, when he sold head of fed lambs on th Fort Worth market last week, that brought him tll.L'o, the lambs averaging 74 pound. They were high cl and well finished. Mr. Krnoks figured out what he realired from his feed by this feed ing method, which was alniv eleven dollar per hundred pounds, when if h had sold it, would hav brought him 17.25 per ton delivered at cony mon point. What Mr. Itrovk did with his shipment of lambs, other can do in marketing thesr grain. It i a dem onstrated fact that these grain are good for finishing rattle and hog and when fattened on the rations will k.ll out a good as com fed and are in big demand by th pack ers. Abernathy Review. LARCE STILI. FOUND IN YOUNG COUNTY On of the largest moonshine stil! found in the Mate waa unearthed last week near South - Bend, in Young county by state ranger. It was twenty-five feet long with an estimated wek!y capacity of SS0 gallons of finished product. The still was located n a dugout 25x100 feet under an old tool shed and was equipped with modem raa chinery far pumping mash front th vat lnte tha still. Seventy-fiv gal lens ef corn whisky were taken in th raid and two men were arrested. BUSINESS HAS NOT BEEN "JUST ROCKING ALONG" BUT HAS MADE RAPID ADVANCES THROUGH EFFORTS ADVERTISING HAS BIG PART IN PROGRAM Account! Show Financial Standings of Lubbock BuntneM Above Par at the End of 1921 With Optimiatie View of Future ProtpecU Often Expreated. Cliurch of Christ Occupied the New Building Sunday At the first service held in the new building of the Chtircli of Christ wa well attended, aa the enlira membership is proud of the struc ture, and are willing to take hold of the, work to make good with the splendid opportunil iea the building ia offering thrm, to carry on the work with more efficiency und with more people cnvolved. At the first service, which was Sunday School, (jjo largest attend ance that ha I n present for a long time was reported, as the mem ber availed themselves of I hi op portunity to enlarge the attendance. The pro-cut building consists of the basement, whiih now i .com posed of a large auditorium, and four class rooms, one of which is at the rear of the building with a large portere separating it from the pulpit, which will he equipped temp orarily for the baptistry. The building is (Hix74 1-2 feet, and I splendidly arranged, The aisle are well - hi peteil, and the long rows of curved, neat appearing pews have a neiitiiij? capa-ity of four hundred and fifty, or more, and the fact that this part of the bi-ilding will be partitioned into cln rooms when the iet of the structure is completed gives one some idea of what progre that Sunday S-hool ran make, a the building thev oc. cupied prior to the opening of thi one wa made tip of one letg audit orium making in ogres n the work doubly difficult.- The minister is very encouraged over tl. future prospects, and has eneoin ni-emctl and good win of the entire church membership. The first sermon preached in this building wns Sunday morning, the minister usi.-ig as his s'lb;,-. i, Rea son f'-r our I'xidence. or our iIm- t iliifuishitu -collar it ie '." One noticeable feature of he cb-.r-h is tba1 Ill-re are i t . .-.; 1 1 l-lbles IM ti e bl.ilding In lie I t IO- dste a Ian:-- pen ent of the Sunday School, ami in the use of them the members have the neiity if cur rying their bii-b-s to S-.tid iy Si ho i! eliminated, vpl-h is oruernerit In deed, j The evening s-rvi-e wns greatly appreciated l-y a lanre ciingrryn- turn which, i u I elievoil, .sonic vluit outnumbered tii' morning ame, and an extraordinary attend- ertni n was heard. The building tn the present time has cost eignt thousand dollars, nn 1 the five :h imand dollar lot on which it i loca-.ed run the total to thirteen thousand dollars, and when completed the building will cost thirty thousan i dollars, wlii, h will represent a splendid investment for carrying on lie work. More Livestock Urged on the Texas Farm in '22 C. C. French, of th Fort Worth Stock Yards. Co., urges the fanners to look more to the raising of bet ter fed cattle, marketing of better fed beevea for rraify money on the farm and look less after cotton. He emphatically state that bunk ex of Texa will, in the futjr. re fuse credit to cotton grower utiles they raise loss cotton an I look more to diversification. He sug gestion ia that th farmer of the state open up new denartment of development, particularly hog grow ing, poultry, farm product and milk cows. Of th 43fi.liOO farm In Tcxa. statistics show that lf)O.O(i-) fsrrn hav no brood sows, l".ri,00il have no milk cows, and sixty per cent of these farma are money losers. It also show that 12'i,D00 have no i imultry. Raise more dairy cow and lesa cotton, more her and icss cotton, mor poultry and lcs cot ton, mor feed stuff and less nit ton, U French's advice. DAMP WEATHER IS BENEFICIAL TO WHEAT The last few days of damp weath er has don and i doing the wheat n thi part of the country a won derful lot of good, i th expression heard by the farmers coming in from various parts of th country. The wheat that is now up Is begin ning to take root and spread over the ground and It is th geeeral opinion of tba farmers that the present weather will do tots in re viving present wheat conditions. Men That hnsines in l.ubbock I not "Just rock in' along" ia seen from the fuel that nt the close of 1021 all the business men of lie tow a have khuwn thai their business gains wire a little nhovc par, mid the general opinion that there would b a few failures when the final busi ness was accounted ha been ex plode! aa there are none of our busi ness men but who are a optomiatie about their future business a la the rut-h day of the war s"s-in. I.ubboi k is still growing, lysines is good for nil who will go after it. and there are a few men who were brondrniiided cnourh to tnke ad vantage of the ipiiet season and tell their customer of what they hnd to offer, who have proven (tint a little optimism i better In lh long run than nil the pessimism ia the world. I.ubboik will grow. For lho same men have learned that the time to pluck the apple is while it is ripe, Juicy and worth while. That is the thing they have done, as their advertising ha been full of crea tive language, written to gather ia their customer before the other fellow got hi money, good will anil patronage, and through conservative purchasing and close selling hava flsaisted that customer to make his product carry the same purchasing l-ower a in the day when a load i f hay wa worth several time its present Value, ()i;r busiprM m-n are tnk inr more than ever to the rule of "do unto others a yon would have thVm do unto von," by helping to solve marketing nnd purchasing problems, and creating better condition in every oncetv. able inr,ner. These things lave added to the general welfare of every individual in Luhhock coun ty. The building program launched at a time when finances wve not at nil i l-eie bus made gii-nt rogrene in slit- of conditions, an I these home Iciil-b-r are assisting in mak inir l.iibbo, k mere than in the gcn oral way of adding that rn.iny cl'.U yen ' the ci'y point :.it .n. They i' re hi loiiig to create more demands for now h ones, su h -is th-y hav built, and the treadmill of Ibis will ini'iiess t-i progress is every day evi b-n , .1 in the ne'veumer wh n-ikes Lubbock bis bon.e be-all "n and no from In me l hero and ll 'l I, id hoi i i s alrivht " Keep an eye on tl ji pri s-dv-v. iii ss mid there will be no i mm ia irnir mind for the njnib 1 1- In-lli-cnce that might w-i d to predom inate. I.iibboi k ! b jil', maintained und kenf gi-irg by thi !ironMuind i ilncss of her .en ., in- genuine ness i f -s trrd. Tend " u"d lav i rabbi natural adv.in-ge i, H'.ii.h I.ubb-.i, Grow. JUSTICE COURT CASE COMPLETED WEDNESDAY Justice Court wa opened Wed nesday at one o'clock and the rasa of II. P, lhr vs. C. T. barker waa completed. Plaintiff siiei) defendant for pos session of hi farm and 1199 dam age, defendant contending for ren tal of farm during )V2. The rase wa decided in fsvor of Plaintiff, hut no daning; was is sessed defendant. SUMMARY OF WEATHER FOR MONTH OF JANUARY The following i a summary of the weather condition prevailing during the month of January, 1022: Maximum temperature, 12 deg. Minimum temperature, l deg. Mean temperature, Jt 7.7 deg. peparture from normal, 1.00. Maximum Kclitive Humidity, 95 percent. Minimum Relative Humidity, 72. 22 percent. Total wind run for month, 6001 miles. Normal wind run for January, (117o miles. Departure from normal, 1117 milea. Total evaporation, t.TiOl Inches. Number of dear day, 11. Number of partly cloudy day, 7. Number of i lotidy day, 11. Total preclnitation ir January, .19 imh. Pepnrtiir from normal, .OS inch. R. K. Harper, Supt. Experiment Station. Tl. A. Pounds, of LUlou, waa her ThursJny on business, and railed on the Avalanche to have his psper sent to him from Lubbock on rout one instead of to Idalou. The good th rur-il route line r doing to ward giving our farmers immediate mail service i to be appreciated, as in many instances the farmer several miles from town hss his mail delivered with only a few min utes difference in local poatoffic) time. Leon Rice, of Iirenxo, under went aa operation for ey trouM ia a local sa&iiariuia Tours!.