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LL ifASU titZALAJ ZAJi 1 UiviAL ana iviAUAZ.iiNiL JrALsH.
FARMS OF THE UPPER VALLEY T HE DAYS OF REAL SPORT
PRODUCE MILLIONS IN CASH
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(BY H. S. H.) i
ALTHOUGH all 1 Paso reahxes land in the upper and
lower valleys is being cnltiTated, and that some
fanning is going on, probably not one in a thousand
has more than the haziest idea of the extent of the fann
ing, of the cash value of the crops raised, or of the import
ance of the cultivated area to 1 Paso as well as to the
several smaller towns in the valleys.
For the first time in years, fairly definite figures have
been prepared to show what the upper valley produces.
They are the result of a crop survey made by agents nsder
the authority of the New Mexico state council of defence.
In reading the figures it should be remembered the acreages
arc exact but that the probable crop totals and the prices to
be received from them are estimates, and also that they do
n c ; include the valley south and east of 1 Paso. They include
only the Meiilla valley and the Silicon valley; the latter
acreage is comparatively smalL
There are 20,495 acres in alfalfa, producing an average
of 2' 2 tons of hay per acre. Hay is quoted at $21 a ton
aad the total value of the crop for 1917 is estimated at
51,075,895.50. The acreage in corn is 10,744, with 27.6
bushels to the acre, valued at $612,742.24. The wheat acre
age is not so large as it should be. The total for wheat
is 9326 acres, with a yield per acre of 25.4 bushels. The
estimated price is $1-96 per bushel and the total value of
the crop $461,196.78. There are 3718 acres in barley, worth
$125,631.22. Beans form an important crop. The acreage
is 3281, the average yield per acre 750 pounds, the average
price per pound 8"4 cents and the total valne of the crop
$209, 163.75. The oats crop, 665 acres, is worth $30,221.40.
There are small acreages in rye, peas, Irish potatoes and
street potatoes, the total value being about $21,000.
For the first time, sugar beets are forming an important
pzrt o; the upper valley crop. There are 1013 acres of
them, yielding an average of seven tons to the acre. The
pnce is $5.50 a ton and the total value $39,193.
The rnilo maise crop is worth $36,332; kaffir com, $12,
107.20; feterita, $9907.80; cane, $50,401; sadan grass,
$2052: pasture, $19,261.
There are 1224 acres in gardens, the total estimated
value of the crops being $104,040. The cantaloupe acreage
is 490 and the value of the crop $147,000. The value of the
grape, apple, and peach crop is estimated at about $31,000.
The total cultivated acreage in Dona Ana county is
?,479 acres and the total estimated crop value for 1917 is
$2,988,185.89. The total value of all livestock in the county
.s ectimated at $1,735,117.
It is the intention sow to double the wheat acreage for
text year. It was increased this year from 10 to 18 per
cent. One carload of 60,000 pounds of wheat has been
brought into the county and is being treated for smut be
:ote be:ng distributed. It does not cover more than half
the applications of farmers for seed,
probable another carload will be brought
tent ion to make next year's yield 500,000 bushels, which
will bring the value ef the crop, at a
bushel, to $1,000,000.
There are 1055 farms in the Xesilla
owners ot farms and 235 tenants. The population on the
farms is 4431, an average of 4.2 to the farm. The farms
are also the chief support of 14 small towns with a total
population of 7461, of which Las ("races, with 4500 people
is the 'argest.
The figures will prove a surprise to a very large number
of people in 1 Paso who have been unaware how much
agricultural activity was going on around them but who
can form some remote idea now how much value this agri
culture his to 1 Paso. They can make a guess, too, how
much value the farming in the valley south and east of 1
The problem sow is to increase the acreage to be irri
gated from the Elephant Butte dam, as well as to pravide
for proper drainage of the land so that it may not be ruined
Seme eastern girls are trying to enforce food economy
by refusing to speak to a man who weighs over 180 pounds.
It's another case of nobody loving a fat man, but they
should remember some fellows can eat like a horse and
still qualify as substitutes for the walking sketeton in the
U. . May Be
THE decision of udpe Speer, ot
the United States court for the
Southern district of Georgia,
abstaining the right of the post
master goneral to withdraw second
ciass rrail. privileges from Tom Wat
sons parer. "Th-5 Jeffersonian," con
stitutes a sweeping victory for the
government in Us efforts to control
seditious publications through the
5pionp.p law. The government,
rh rough the agency of the postoffice
department, is mow enabled under
:i--s decision practically to effect the
JEFTERSON POTLOCKS says civi
lization is awful hard on the lazy
man, as every time it takes a step
forward it has to chop down another
This winter the women are going to
wear high collars with skirts to match.
Dreaming is not substantial .enough
aw a pastime to occupy any special
place in the 24-honr periods of our
lives, therefore it is carried at side-hoe
while we are bnsy sleeping.
Old and New
IK OLDEN times the hardy knight went forth with lance and mace to fight
He rode npon his foaming steed, and hoped to do some goodly deed. And
in the fray it often chanced that he was shot or slogged or lanced, and he
would lie upon the field, encumbered by his arms and shield, and die for weary
days on end, without a surgeon or a friend. Ob, dying was a painful stunt for
old time soldiers at the front Bat when the modern soldier falls, struck down
by shrapnel, shells or balls, he wakes up if he hasn't died with Red Cross
purses at his side. They tend his hurts and soothe his pain, and make him
hmk of home again; sweet sympathy is in their eyes; they are so gentle,
nstiert, wise, the stricken soldier pities those who are not shot up by the foes.
VTct is the most atrocious thing e'er sprang by an ambitious king, and it would
ro much the worse, but for the gentle Red Cross nurse, who strokes the sick
tv's tangled hair, and brings him hope who knew despair.
C-o- -.sht, try Georgs Matthew Adams. WAIT MASON
' a quarrel and at the
Cross is sending 120
however, and it is
in. It is the in
tary service, which
minimum of $2 a
renews who have
valley, with 532
just how it feeis
It is observed that the Radicals won the city election
in Petrograd, which is like the Democrats winning in 1
The cost of living has doubled in England, but any
sympathy still belongs to the people of the United States.
In suppressing sedition in the United States, an euocc
of prises would be worth a pound of threats.
One idea of the big game is this: A pet shot for Pats
dam and pruscic add for Prassianisni.
Our Enemies Within
Atle To Suppress Sedition
Give Government iVeapon
suspension of publications guilty cf
seditious or treasonable utterances
against the United States or attempts
to hamper the government in the
prosecution of the war.
Judge Sneer's decision is ot special
importance in view of the tact that In
the case of "The Jeffersonian" the
postoffice department, after with
drawing second class mail privileges
from the paper, followed by debar
ring it entirely from the use of the
malls when the publication ot sedi
tious matter continued and Watson
sought to slide by the order ot the
department by sending his paper at
third class rates.
Withdrawing the second class mail
privileges is in itself enough to put
out of business practically any pub
lication that i at all dependent on
its subscription list for its livelihood.
When in addition to the high cost ot
print paper and other otrerher.d ex
penses third class mail rates are
added to the total of publication
costs, any paper not conducted as
pure propaganda on an eelymosynary
basis, any paper that pretends to be
! self supporting, naa better close up
j the shop.
Gives XT. S. Strong Weapon.
But judge Speer'o decision gives the
government the opportunity to reach
not only those publications that by
reason of their support can pay third
class rates, but, also the host or
pamphlets and leaflets appearing
sporadically that must necessarily
pay third or even first class rates.
It can now be confidently expected
that the government will immediately
start an active and vigorous campaign
against seditious, anti-American and
pro-German papers and publications
of various kinds. How that campaign
will be organized and carried on is
up to the government and particular
ly to the officials of the postoffice
Before the passage of the espionage
law the government had been keeping
a close watch on the seditious ac
tivities that were appearing all over
the country. As soon as the law was
passed action began with the with
drawal of second class mail privileges
from several publications. It was
necessary, however, to get a case into
court and get a decision on how far
the law would go.
The first case to come into court
was brought before judge Rose in
the United States court for the Dis
trict of Maryland. It dealt with two
boys who were arrested for distrib
uting circulars of a seditious char
actor. In his decision Judge Rose made a
point that was exactly what the gov
ernment was most anxious to bring
our He said:
May Not Procure Lair Violation.
"Every man has a perfect right to
Building The Cantonments
THE construction of the 16 cantonments, a matter re
ceiving KtUe publicity and then only incidentally as
pertaining to the mobilization of the national army,
is one of the really large achievements of the United States
since the war began. Seven of the cantonments are now
completed. Seven others are more than two-thirds finished,
while the remaining two have completed accommodations
only for the quotas assigned to them on September 5. Camp
Travis, at San Antonio, is one of the completed canton
ments. An army of 150,000 men has been employed in building
the cantonments, each of which is a small city in itself. A
cantonment contains about 1500 buildings, requiring about
30,000,000 feet of lumber. Each requires also a complete
system of water supply and sewage disposal. This involves
about 50 miles of piping. Ten general warehouses with
trackage also have been provided where nearby cities did
not provide the proper facilities for storage. Complete re
frigerating and laundry plants have been erected at each
Up to September 1 it was necessary to complete an aver
age of one building an hour or, for all the cantonments, an
average of one building every four minutes. In the con
struction of the cantonments up to the present time, more
than 50,000 carloads of material have been transported to
and delivered to the sites. This has been an enormous, tax
upon the railroads, which also felt obliged to keep all or
dinary traffic moving as usual and were further called upon
to transport considerable forces of regualr and national
guard troops. Supervising the construction of each can
tonment has been a quartermaster officer and several aids
but the actual work has been done by contractors who, in
almost every instance, showed ability to undertake a large
task in a large way and get it done. It is safe to say that
every cantonment would have been completed by Septem
ber 5, the beginning of national army mobilisation, had it
not been for difficulties in maintaining full labor forces
and delays in securing materials.
Thirty thousand enlisted men and more than 4000 offi
cers are already at the cantonments. Their number will
gradually be increased until the whole 687,000 of the draft
are in quarters. And when they arrive, every detail will
be complete in anticipation of their coming.
Premier Kerenskv and conunanderinchief Korniloff have
same moment it is announced the Red
ambulances to Russia. Is this a coin
It is said Germany is calling out the cripples for mili
may remove from Berlin some ef those
been making lame excuses.
The student officers are digging in the trenches in the
daytime and digging in their books at night And then
they dig into the hay.
Perhaps the exodus of fruit-cart men to join the Italian
army has had something to do with the success of the big
Argentine revelation, Sweden now knows
to be caught squarely in the middle of a
a y opinion he may see fit to form
about any proposed law or about any
law tnat is on tne statute doors.
Any man can do anything, in itself
legal, to secure the repeal ot any law
in force. But there is one limit: As
long as the law Is the law. it is the
duty of every man to obey it, and he
may not. under color or pretense ot
arguing against the wisdom of the
law. or of advocating its repeal, do
anything with intent to procure its
violation. The one sole question in
this case is whether these men. in
anything they did. intended to per
suade men not to register under the
draft, or. after they were registered,
to persuade them not to obey the or
der to come to the colors. That is
-the one question. So the real inquiry
here is Can the government show
always beyond a reasonable doubt,
that these men were trying to per
suade people to disobey the law?"
Judge Rose thus brought out clear
ly and distinctly that the Intent was
as important, even more important,
in determining the question of guilt
or Innocence than the specific act
charged. This was the point the
government wanted emphasized the
importance of the question of intent.
The case before Judge Rose was not
sufficient for the government, how
ever. It related to the distribution
of circulars, while the government
was particularly anxious to get a de
cision bearing on publications. The
next ease came before Judge Hand,
of the United States court for the
Southern District of New York, when
the postoffice department barred tho
August issue of "The Masses" from
second class mail privileges. Tb"
publishers of The Masses" applied
to Judge Hand for an injunction re
straining postmaster Patten of New
York from carrying out the orders
of the department in Washington.
Judge Hand granted the injunction
in a decision which said:
Judge Hand Thinks Act Needed.
"If one stops short of urging upon
others that it is their duty or their
Interest to resist the law. it seems
to me that one should not be held to
have attempted to cause its viola
tion." Judge Hand left the Intent out of
the question and required a specific
act. The government appealed from
judge Hand's decision and went to
Judge Hough, of the circuit court ot
appeals, for an order to stay the in
junction, pending a decision on the
appeal. Judge Hough granted the
"It is at least arguable whether
there can be any more direct incite
ment to action than to hold up to
admiration those who do act. O ratio
obligua has always been preferred
by rhetoricians to oratlo recta. The
Beautitudes have for some centuries
been considered highly hortatory,
though they do not contain the In
junction, "Go thou and do likewise.' "
The Intent was thus taken Into con
sideration by judge Hough, but he
gave only a temporary stay of an in
junction. What the government
needed was a court decision prac
tical y upholding its position. The
application of Watson for an Injunc
tion restraining the postmaster at
Thomson, Ga, from obeying the order
withdrawing second class mail priv
ileges from "The Jefersontan" gave
the opportunity for another attempt
to get such a decision. The case
came before judge Speer, ho up
held the contention of the govern
ment in a decision, which eaid:
"Had the postmaster general longer
permitted the use ot the great postal
system which he controls for the
dissemination of such poison, it
wo- Id hiic been to forego the i,por
tumty to sere his country afforded
by his lofty station
Decliilon on Xatlon'a Welfare.
"Thc-e moreove-, ai additional
Miss Dart, Returning to the
Her Employer s Proposal of Marriage.
(Continued from 1Ved-End Herald.)
. - vELLO!" Tom erected us a, slishted him. I had ignored his out
H w drew up at the veranda
steps. Have too had a nice ;
"Delightful"' my companion re
plied, thus saving me the necessity
of an answer. "So pleasant, in fact,
that we came back home around the
long way the wooded road. Help
Miss Dart out, Tom, and I will take
the car back to the garage."
Til take it back, father.' the boy
'No," Mr. Norton said, "I want to
give an order to James. He is prob
ably asleep, and might be cross if yon
woke him up ant he won't be cross
with me If I arouse him from his
He did not get out of the car as I
arose, nor did he apologise for not
doing so. There was no need of it,
for Tom and Hugh Parker stood on
each side of me as I sprang to the
"The moonlijrht makes ion look
awfully white. Miss Dart." Tom ob
served. "It always make peosle look Dale.
Hugh Parker remarked quickly.
I wondered if he wished to draw
comment away from me. but I was
too tired to speculate much about it
"Goodnight:" my employer said,
lifting his hat. then starting the car.
"111 see you all in the morning."
"I'm going right upsta.rs." I re
marked to Tom, who bad followed me
up the front steps.
As my eyes met his I noticed again
the intent look, that I had seen In his
mother's picture. How much he was
like her the first wife of this man
who had asked me to marry him! I
remembered the lad's resentment
when he spoke of his father's having
forgotten the woman who had borne
him his only son I felt all at once
that I wanted to beg this boy not to
be angry with me if I should marry
his father. I was fond of Tom. I
could not bear to lose his regard.
in Eny la !olirlton.
"What's the matter. Miss Dart?" he
demanded. "What are you thinking
Mi. xou iook as n you naa recollected
something miles away "
He smiled and I tried to smile back
"I did just happen to recollect some
thing," I told him. "You were right
in that guess."
"Can I rttend to it for vou?" he
askeil. "Where i it or what is it?"
"It's nothing that you can attend
to for me just now."' I rejoirfad.
"Thank you just the same. Good
night"' I held out my hand to him and be
gave it a boyish grip. I longed to
drop my head on his shoulder and
cry. He seemed suddenly like my
very own brother. I turned away be
fore the rising tears reached the sur
face. "GoodniRht. Miss Dart" Parker said.
"Goodnight"" I returned, hurrying
past him into the bouse
A second later I wished I had.
shaken hands with him. It would
hurt me to have him think T had
consideration of the weightiest char
acter, which obliges the denial of
such an Injunction as is here sought.
An appeal is made to an American
court ,t equity to oblige the postal
authorities of our country to con
tribute its mailing facilities for the
furtherance and success of a propa
ganda agpinst the nation as distinct
as it is truculent snd dangerous Un
der the familiar rule In equity, such
an appeal is addressed largely to the
discretion of the court. It is to be
determined by the chancellor and al
ways with proper regard to the pub
lic welfare. This Imports the coun
try's welfare. The preliminary In
junction Is denied."
Judge Speer upheld the govern
ment's contention that the Intent was
of the greatest importance in determ
ining the ofence. and the government
thus has three decisions In Its favor
to one against it With this pre
ponderance of legal opinion for Its
views the government will now pro
ceed actively on its campaign against
seditious publications. Copyright,
1S17, New York Tribune.
ROMANCE OF A
Star Company.) '
Norton Home, Thinks Over
stretched hand because I had been
afraid to pause lest the tears that were
A a a
risinsr overflow. And to seem nn
happy would be fatal. I must get Into
tne naoit ot acting as ix noiaing naa
Mrs. Gore called to me as I was
on my way from the second to the
third floor. She came out ot her
"I have been listening for Grace,
but she has made no sound that I
have beard." she Informed me. "Did
vou have a nice ride?"
"The moonlight was wonderful," I
evaded. "Thank you for listening for
urace, uooanigBL Mrs. uore.
It was not until I was in my own
rooea that I let the tears ot reaction
and nervousness overflow. But I did
not cry long. To yield to such weak
ness now- would make self control
harder later on. And why was I ery
lng? What a silly girl I was! I was
not forced to marry a man just be
cause he asked me to. I had promised
nothing except to try to love him.
To try to love him! Why. now that
I had promised this, did all glamour
fade from my thoughts of htm? Was
that always the way with a girl? Did
the mere fact that a man wanted her
to marry him make him seem com
monplace in her eyes?
Xot a Commonplace Man.
Surely Brewster Norton was not
commonplace. I recalled his distin
guished bearing, his prosperous air
the air of a man of the world who
has won success. Had I not noticed
that afternoon when we had tea to-
gather at the Waldorf that he was
the linest looking man In tne room
Why did I feel no thrill no was I re
membered that he wanted to make
me his wife?
Undressing. I got into bed and lay
there ataring oat Into the room. The
windows were open, and the moon
light filtered through the thin net
curtains. I closed my eyes and tried
Instead there floated before me a
vision of three faces. One was my
employer's. I noticed that the lines
about his mouth were deep, and that
his hair was graying fast- Then,
against the darkness, 1 seemed to see
two younger faces. The first was
Tom's, with the Intent look I knew so
well Tom. the lad who was like a
younger brother to me. The other
face was Hugh Parker's the tutor
rr j ASIilXGTOrC. D. C Sept- 12.
WTRta is a collegiate war. At
least some ot America's fore
most war makers are collegiate men.
President Wilson, the war leader, is
a college professor and he has gath
ered about him a number ot college
professors to aid him in making the
Not the least capable of these pro
fessors is Dr. Ray Wilbur, the presi
dent of Leland Stanford university.
In the food administration. Dr.
Wilbur is one of the "king puts." It
is his duty to encourage the conser
vation of food. Perhaps It was be
cause Herbert C Hoover realised that
It would take a diplomatic man to
line up the housewives of America
that he chose Dr. Wilbur. Perhaps
it was because Dr. Wilbur knows the
psychology of women. At any rate,
Dr. Wilbur has the millions of Ameri
can housewives doing just what the
food administration wants them to do
He has undertaken his work In the
true college professor manner. All
of hht work has been done from an
office. He has been a director of ac
tivities, and not a leader. He has
never chosen to show himself to the
public few of the American people
, NiSHlNGr?ftE SCHOOLr'-ss: uS,
H0U5 would BURN 3owm; or SOMETHING flYjCfr4fi
Says People Skould Start Ysleta Road Bond Move
Mexicans Favor HigWay El Paso to Mexico City
HIL.E I am strictly in favor
of building a permanent
road through the valley at
the present time. I believe any move
ment for a bond issue should originate
with the people themselves and not in
the county commission," said commis
sioner H. I Herring. "While some
members ot the commission might
think the road to Ysleta. could be
paved next year without a bond issue.
I believe one will be necessary. It will
cost J150.6O0 to pave the road, if plana
proposed are carried out- These con
template a xi toot roaa, a neutral
ground with a driveway oa each side.
I believe we ought to have one fine
paved road through the county ad
good graveled lateral, roads. If we
pave the road now, there will be a fine
highway for 25 years, whereas if
something la not done bow, there will
not be a passable link In the road in
"The postoffice has lost about nine
men through the formation of army
units," said postmaster B. A. Shelton.
"and their places have been filled by
inexperienced men. The result has
been that many errors have been and
are being made. The postoffice. how
aver, craves the forbearance of the
public until the new employes become
acquainted with this office."
"The people of Mexico are taking
much interest in the suggestion of
whom ' knew so slightly. I saw the
bine eves, the fair hair, the clean cut
features, the flashing smile that!
showed his regular, white teeth.
-Oh." I sighed, ooenlna my eyes.
"it's wonderful to be young! There's
nothing like youth r
Jumping out of bed, I crept into the
nursery. Bending over Grace I kissed
her softly. "I want to stay with you,
darling." I whispered.
She did not stir and I started back
to my own room. As I passed the
front window I saw someone moving
In the path lending to the sldt gate.
Who could be wandering here at this
hour? Then I realized that it was my
employer. He was walking up and
down, his head bowed. A swift com
passion smote me. I did not look
again, but ran back into my room,
and, lying down, resolved to sleep and
to forget my problems for a few
(To be continued.)
know that there is such a man in
the organization of tho food admin
istration. Dr. Wilbur in his appearance re
minds one of the American of the
old days. He la tall and lanky, and
has about him none of the brusqoe
ness of the later day American. He
has deep set eyes, under bushy eye
brows, that seem to always carry a
Whatever his outward appearance
may be, however. Dr. Wilbur has a
mind that la dynamic. He has the
ability to grasp big ideas and to ex
ecute them. He moves In a big way.
There is a bit of the canny In his
nature. When he found himself fac
ias; the task ot organising the women
of America, he decided that It took
a woman to catch a woman. As a
consequence he built his staff of
women. He secured women from far
and near to espouse his cause. As a
result his campaign seemed to be a
campaign for women, managed by
women. But It was a man who ran
the campaign and a man who was
canny enough to hide his authority
from the women.
The wires ef the seMners In the regular
army and also ef the natioaal sordemn
stittoaed at Saa Antonio. Tex., hav
formed reaimeat to ro to France. Orel
ISM women have already joined the rec-
T. E. Powers
- - By
. -f .vA-
ay TH Tr&oae Assoc. (Jnr TeAlrSxaAi
members of the chamber of commerce
or 1 faso to build a nignway irom
Juarez to Mexico City," said Andres
Garcia. "At a meeting to be held at
Juarez Friday evening some definite
movement will be set on foot to build
this road from the border to the cap
ital. It will saas through one of the
irost picturesque sections of Mexico
and will no doubt attract thousands of
tourists annually when peace is re
stored in the republic This is fast be
ing accomplished. The few bands of
bandits -tnat still invest Mexico are
rapidly being exterminated by the
government rorces and all movements
against the government have been
successfully crushed. We believe that
by next spring conditions will be so
tnat work can oe started on this dou
levard and that tourists traveling
through the United States will be in a
position to make the trip to Mexico
City with every guarantee of safety."
"Leather goods continue to soar be
cause of the scarcity of the supply and
the Increased demand as a result of
the war." said K. !. Fennywltt. "I
represent one of the largest shoe
manufacturing industries in the United
States and during the past three years
our product has practically doubled in
price. There is a great demand for
shoes because of the war. There is
a bfg demand from the army for shoes,
and it takes many hundred thousand
annually now to provide for the
American soldiers. This is one rea
son why the prices of shoes have in
creased. Another is that there is a
News of the
By IVOR G.
THE season's scouting activities
will start this week with a
mass overnight hike. All scouts
carrying enough provisions for two
meals, will meet at the high school
stadium ready to mave at 5:3 p. m..
Friday evening, September If. The
camp will be made about three-quarters
of a mile from the old stone house
on the mesa, in order that every scout
master and assistant scoutmaster may
get back to town early enough Satur
day, morning for business. The return
will be made Saturday morning, so
that each scout will or should be
home by noon.
To Held Monthly Dinner.
At the scoutmasters" meeting, held
Monday evening at scout headquar
ters, it was decided to hold a regu
lar monthly dinner, the first to take
place next Monday evening, the time
and place to be announced later.
Tests In Woodcraft.
From $ to 11 ocleck Saturday morn
ing tests in woodcraft will be given
upon the occasion of the overnight
hike. Let every scout bring his test
card and "be prepared' to do his bit
to secure his m at the next rally, to
be held within the next two weeks.
Rleanrd Stevens Honored.
During the recent visit of the scout
executive at national headquarters or
me eoy scouts or America In mv
York City, he was asked for a story
of the starting of the scout movement
In El Paso, and especially the part
played by senior patrol leader Richard
Stevens, of troop 1. The story with
his photograph, is to be used in the
official magazine. "Boys' Life," which
has a circulation all over the United
Itequeatn Kl Paso Scout Neirs.
National headquarters has become
so Interested in the scout program of
El Paso that the editor of "Scouting"
and "Boys' Life." the two official
magazines of the Boy Scouts of Amer
ica, has requested writeups on five
different subjects for publication. Ev
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We wouHn' be surprised if oar big
cabbage crop wui only jest a part o'
th' German propagandy. Next t' Har
riet Beech er Stowes great moral drama
tier haint nothin' that draws as well
in a little town as a horse falEa' down.
Cosrrixht Nauenal Newspaper Serrles
Short Snatches I
Roosevelt trill bare his teeth dally
in the Kansas City Star, having Join
ed the stair of that paper. Tucson
Wespbig mothers don't always re
alise that their sons who havo en
listed so heroically are quite as safe
in th trenches as anions their sport -in?
friends. Johnstown (Pa.) Trib
une. It Is notable that In discussing Ger
many's peace terms chancelor Mlchae
118 says nothing: whatever about re
storing the "lost provinces" of Texas.
New Mexico and Arizona, to Mexico.
great scarcity of leather dus to ' '
fact that the government is us-;
much leather material in the war
"Camp Sire girls helping to har es
the potato crop in the east and e.se
where," said J. E. Benson, "la a go...
thing good for the potatoes, posa bl
good for the people who will wan' - i
eat them later on, good for the farm'
who is short of harvest hands, ar
especially good. I should say. for t.2
girls themselves. Work of that so
ls both useful and healthful. It is r.
heavy. Is free from the baleful in
fluences peculiar to some forms o
factory life, and providing the hou-"
are not too long, should result in r)
possible harm. Many a family I kr-j"
makes a practice of going off ear i
summer hop picking, berry picking. -fruit
picking, which means an outirs
for all of them and sometimes a tid
sum over and above their expense
With proper accommodations in e
fields, there Is no reason why potat
harvesting should not be as popular
"Several hundred Kl Fasoans had a
good day's entertainment Tuesday
when they witnessed the remarakble
work of the big steel wrecking crane
of the Southern Paeiflo railway at
work at the scene of the accident or
Main street." said G. L. Harmon. "The
big crane is one or the most powenui
machines that I have ever seen, and
it is well handled too. Once the big
hooks were in place the word a
given and both the engine and tender
were drawn back to the tracks."
ery scout will surely do his best tc
place El Paso on the map in scouting
Government Asks Boy Scouts Aid.
With the announcement of the floa--ing
of the second issue of Libert "
bonds, comes the request from our
government for the aid of the Bo
Scouts all over the country to again
do their bit in securing subscriptions
The effectiveness of the work done
by the scouts in selling Liberty bond"
upon the occasion of the first issue, is
shown by the fact that over tii.Ono.
006 in subscriptions was secured by
them. Now is the time for ever
scout to line up his friends and se
cure one of the war service medals to
be presented by some federal officer
in each city to those scouts who se
cure subscriptions from at least ten
Compliments El Paso S coats.
Local scout headquarters is In re
ceipt of a letter from Colin H Li-. -Ingstone,
of Washington. D C pres'
dent of the Boy Scouts of America,
complimenting the local scouts oi
their achievements. He said in par
"I hear great and Inspiring thing
from that section and I want to ex
press mv highest appreciation of the
effectiveness of the work done by the
scouts of your city, in connection with
war service generally. In the selhnp
of Liberty bonds, helping secure com .
forts for the soldiers, and in ererr
way showing tehmselves to be gool
citizens, who recognize their opportu
nities, duties and their future impor
tance to our country."
It might here he said that Mr. Li -ingstone.
although an exceedinglv
busy man, being president or vice
president of over a dozen large bus'
ness institutions, still finds time to
give to the Boy Scouts of Amerlo
On his ftno yacht, while the stars and
stripes proudly fly. with it also flies
the official flag of our organization.
Mrs. St. Clair Sobart. who holds th
rank of major in the Serbian array and
was th first woman to command a f
ins field hospital eolsmn at the front n
war tune. Is now in this coentry. where
she will deuver lectures on the war.