Newspaper Page Text
The Springfield Herald
VOL. XXX. No. 41 Ten sessions of the ChauUu-1 eua—every session a different program. Are we going to be patriotic in Springfield on the great hurrah day?—Time something was do ing. If you haven’t spring tilled your seed bed, better get yours in soon, else (lie drouthy season may block the game. Boosting the Chautauqua is boosting Baca county—just as in the case of the fair. Don’t talk anything but the great Chautau qua till it’s over with. Over 300 of the new county maps have been sold. 800 were printed. At the same rate the first issue will be exhausted be fore the end of the year. Farmers: Send to the experi ment station at Ft. Collins, Colo., for bulletin 226 on growing, har vesting and marketing beans. It should be in every home. The “Melting Pot’’ is a drama that outside of the Chautauqua could be seen only in the great auditorium of metropolitan cities. Sunday, June 10, at Springfield. The great Chautauqua tent will seat 2,00 C people. That tent ought to be full to over (lowing ten times during the five days of happiness for Baca txjumy peo ple. We notice tnat the Fort Collins bean bulletin advises that beans be planted by the surface meth od. Watch the lister and the planter methods in your neigh borhoods. ==='=■-- I The chances are that over 2, 000 people will be over-night vis itors in Springfield during some part of the Chautauqua enter tainment. * Therefore, come pre pared to camp. The normal at Las Animas is important to teachers; but equal ly important to them, and less expensive, is the Chautauqua at Springfield. Don’t miss a single one of the ten sessions. In the case of a good crop this year it is our prediction that there will be tbiee or four hun dred Pullfo.-ds and other tract ors in Baca next year. See the two ads. elsewhere in the Herald. Eastern land producing crop values of from SIO.OO to $50.00 sells from $60.00 up to $500.00 an acre. From SIO.OO to $50.00 per acre are crop values in Baca county—aud land selling for less than $lO Better get busy. Have you ever heard of Hawaii —Uncle Sam’s possessions away out in the Pacific ocean? Hawaii ans were one time Cannibals — man eaters. Five of these bloomin’ natives—thrilling performers, will be at the Chautauqua at Springfield. There is no question of the fact that the young men between 21 and 30 of sound body and mind who in the first place are depending on some one for a living, or in the second place at least have no one depending upon them, are going to be drafted. Better volunteer. If all the young folks in the county who have taken part in local plays as amateurs were to witness the five days’ Chautau qua at Springfield, they would go home with better ideas of playing their parts in future en tertainments. If possible, take in the whole five days. Keating’s letter this week re ports one of the members of the British commission to this coun try as saying that, “we were beaten if the United States had not come in—Germany would have starved us into submission;’’ and then a ship building expert remarked that “the submarines ai-e sinking ships faster than all the world can make them. To block Germany's game, we must invent something to provide a de fense against theU-bo at.” The “Liberty L»..ui” bonds are! in S6O and SIOO denninininations, I the purpose being U> popularize [ them with people of small means. The department hopes that Baca I county will take up SIO,OOO or more of these bonds. Col. Roosevelt will not be per mitted to I lead a division in Eu rope, the president having decid ed that only trained warriors could be of service there. As 1 we have intimated before, it is 1 one thing >o command an army in Cuba or Mexico, and quile a different thing to command one in Europe. Registration day for those be-j tween the ages of 21 and 30 has been set by President Wilson for June 5. To refuse or fail to register is puni .hable with im prisonment for not to exceed one year, and tbc parties will then be registered. It is not thought that drafting will be resorted to before tl’" first of September. Those wanting entertainment of a high and instri ctive class— take ih the St. Claire sisters — play everything, and charming vocalists; the National quartet — elevating, captivating, inspiring: the Hawaiians —thrilling per formers; the Melting Pot—the climax of high-class world dram as; —facts are, the w .ole bloom jin’ show. [ We are presuming the reason conscription doesn't begin till the first of September is that they couldn’t train an army in time far this summer anyway, and that after September will be plenty ot time to drill for next year’s drive, when it is possible that a million men will be sent over—if the war doesn’t end be fore that time. Teachers 61 Baba country, do you know that the Chautauqua is a school just next to an up-to date normal—in many respects better? At the Chautauqua at Springfield will be five days of lectures and educational plays— the teachers’ and all big folks’ Kindergarten. Instruction and entertainment i- the key. Don’t fall short of the five days. The Woman’s Christian Tem perance Union is asking the wo man voters of Colorado to volun tarily pay a Doll tax of SI.OO the same as men are taxed, and to send it to Miss Clara Mozzer, assistant attorney general, treas urer of the fund. Denver. We believe no finer tribute could be made in the cause of patriotism by the women of this state than by voluntary payment of this dollar poll tax. We don’t have much sympathy with the movement of those who would prod up the farmers “to do their best to raise more stuff to win the war.” It’s our idea that Congress is the animal that needs prodding. There has been at Washington nearly two months of dawdling, with Mr. Millions Income and Mr. Foods Gambler still running at large. The farmer has always done his best, both in the field and at the front. Use your prodding irons on Mr. Congress. WHERE TO REGISTER Precinct officer Place 1 Felix Si undell, Blaine S. H. 2 H. K. Ellis Stonington. 3 Fred Willis Vilas. 4 Will Spurgeon, Springfield. 5 Herman Ammann, Maxey. 6 Agnes Collins, Estelene. 7 Chas. Johnson, Edler. 8 H. D. Gaither, Two Buttes. 9 R. L. Booth, Diamond Ridge S. H. 10 C. H. Wheeler, Oampo. 11 G. A. Inman, Chyde. 12 Charley Johnß, Joycoy. 13 A. A. Chambers, Pleasant Valley S. H. This information should go far and wide into every precinct. Tell your neighbors. Every teacher in the county should be at the Chautauqua. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1917. Chautauqua Paragraphic Packard’s High Finace Alton Packard who comes to the local Chautauqua this season tells of being on a lecture tour In the west and being approactied by a talkative commercial travel er. The conversation, opened b.v ibe commercial man, was thus: "On the road?” “Yes.” "Selling goods?” “Yes.” “What’s your line?" “Chalklet talklets.” “What?” “Talk.” “Huh! Easy work, selling talk! Any money in it?” “About two dollars a minute.” “Well, don’t talk to me any longer.” Bank Won’t accept Packard’s S One of the most remarkable feats of Alton Packard, the car toonist and humorist who comes to the local chautauqua this sea son, is drawing a free hand oir c!e, almost perfect, with one rap id sweep of the hand. Then he draws wilbir. the circle the God des ol Liberty reproducing the obverse side of the silver dollar. He was asked if he could draw it agait, as neatly perfect. "Oh ,ve ,” said the cartoonist. “I’ve drawn it over 2600 times, with very little variation. That makes $2,500.00 I have drawn, it which does cot show on my bark ac- ,count I Chautauqua a Forward Move Every town which makes its Chautauqua an annual affair has taken a dtep forward. Any Com munity which secures a Red path Horner Chautauqua is especially fortunate. The people should get behind this great chautauqua movement for all thru the United States its | intluence for good is being felt, ianditislhe one big movement I which is endorsed by all people. “The most distinctively Amer ican thing in America,” says Theodore Roosevelt. [ “If any foreigner wants to see what a real, genuine, dyed-in the wool United Stateser is, let him attend a chautauqua,” says Dr. Frank Crane. An editorial in “The American Lumberman” says, “The Chau tauqua provides just that com bination of education, entertain ment. recreation and inspiration that is indispensible to the build ling up of a rural community. Hence, tiie community that se cures it will move forward in the march of progress, and the one that does not organize a chautau qua has neglected one of the most effective means of working out its salvation.” The circuit chautauqua was or ganized to make possible a win ning fight for the preservation of the “home towns” of the coun try. It recognizes the needs of the hour, and its programs are built for a definite purpose. They i aim to make every town a better town in which to live and do bus iness, to bring a message of good cheer and optimism, and the in spiration of success, prosperity and progress. They fit into ev ery campaign for betterment be ing waged by business men, civic leagues, lodges, city governments church and other organizations. Chaplaiu E H. Loughter Chaplain E H. Loughter. who specks on the chautauqua pro gram, has teen the world. Al most by accident he was thrown repeatedly into the whirlpool of widespread disaster. He was in India at the time of the great famine and plague, an eye wit ness to the countless horrois of that awful period. I during the Russo-Japanese war and saw the earth ripped up by hell's explosives. He has spent long years in pa tient research iu America, in pris- He was in Japan and Korea He was in Chtfel at the time of i the Boxer uprising and witnessed : the stirring sceii)U of that bloody period. He caught the spirit of the death struggle as sensed by the slant-eyed ntandpaliers in , the very craddltf 'of the race. He knows the color Chinese blood and the dying fffMm of a heathen Oriental. ons, stockades, dlums and aims houses, linking -the experiences of the down-and-out American with those aero®* the seas. The results have been marvelous. TiOughter is a wnrld citizsn with out caste or clan, who labors like a Titan in behalf of mankind at large. Loughter’s lectures are out bursts from pent up emotions caught from world wide study of heroic ambition and the cold, dull eye of dispair. They are thought out recitals of theories or philosophies. They are the utterances of men whose person al voice you caa never hope th hear. The pathos and tragedy create uncommon humon inter eat. You must hear him speak. Somehow woveo into his life by the flying shuttle of experience the problems and trials of the race force themselves upon your attention, and ' One can almost hear the heart throbs of the un fortunate as the gripping story unfolds. He is a reai master. Through him the crying shame of centuries has a hearing, while love’s new inventions thv art the mockeries of fate. Labor, statecraft, art, com merce, war, hietory race, color, servitude, ambition, love, hate, orime, each lend, in their pecu liar ways, fores to the strange study of E. H. Luughter affords. But you mqaf hear him to ap predate the full. His lectures are master builders whosefruits will remain. The story of the -play, “The Melting Pot,” which will be at the Springfield Chautauqua, is as follows: David Quixana, a Jewish mu siciau, recently come tu America after a massacre of Jews in Rus sia, is filled with intense loyalty to his adopted country, regard ing it as a place where the per secuted and weary of other coun tries may find rest and prosper ity. Under the inspiration of this feeling, he writes sym phony which he is very anxious to produce. Meanwhile he has fallen in love with a Russian girl, Vera Rev endal, the daughter of a Baron and an orthodox Christian, who fled Russia after becoming impli cated in a revolutionary move ment. David and Vera cannot marry until David’s symphony is produced or he obtains a position as violinist in an orchestra, and while they are waiting Vera's father, Baron Revendal, appears upon the scene with his wife, Vera’s stepmother, and attempts a reconciliation. He hates Jews and is filled with horror that his daughter contemplates marrying one. David, who has never for gotten the scene of the massa cre in Russia and broods upon it a great deal, comes face to face with the Russian and recognizes him as the man who ordered his father and mother' killed. He finds he cannot think of marry ing the daughter of this man, and leaves here, thereby repud iating all his theories about the leveling of all racial differences and former feuds in a new coun try. Later his music is published and he becomes famous. He re alizes that there is no reason why Vera’s father should keep them apart, and he decides a new generation, it is bis right aud duty to live his own life without reference to the past. Lamport The sale at John Anderson’** was weill attended Friday. Everything sold well. A big fine boy arrived at the home of Roy Holcomb’s to visit i inditinitely. j The Sunday school and preach ing were well attended last Sun day morning at Butcher school house. , Everybody in this neighbor s hood is as busy as they can be l j putting in their crops. l We will have a singing, to be gin Monday night and last a | week. Everybody welcome. Stonington Col. V. A. Thompson was a Springfield visitor last Monday. Sam Nichols of Konantz was trading with our merchants last Monday. H. C. Wear, the Wichita land broker, was here with a party of n.en last week. Geo. W. Elley has the lumber on the ground for a fine resi dence in Stonington. R. IS/ Holt and R. D. Nance each eri ected wind mills in town last week. Mrs. Iloii.’s sister of Wheeler, Texas, is visiting her. A fine boy made his appear ance at the home* of Jim McKin nis last wiek. As tins is the first boy in the home, Jim is stepping pretty high. James Lang has taken charge of the garage and will move his family to town as soon as soon as he can get a liauso to live in. Geo. Ervin Kmikci is building quite an addition l<» In- resi dence. Ed. MeaxH is the car penter. Rodley Rnrile.v matched reams with Richards Saturday afternoon at Richards. We heard that Rich ards beat our hoys. Earnest Hinds is clerking tor Macy on Saturdays. Joel HatchcU and wife with Addie ami Fr-d are visiting Mrs. G. A. Shultsand J. B. Hat chett of Sandy soil. Keister of Catnpo is breaking sod, for Dr. Ballou with histrae tor ten acres s day. Pride Mrs. J. W. Harmon, Miss Argie Hanan, Willie Harmon and Mr. Blackburn autoed to Pride Wednesday morning. Mrs. G. W. Caldwell and Mrs. Lewis Stewart called on Mrs. Claude Hager Wednesday after noon. School closed last Friday. The .-school children and a num ber of the patrons enjoyed the day at the old Burrows ranch. Saturday night the school gave an intertainment that was very much enjoyed by all present. Elmer Ray of Wentworth is at work for J. W. Harmon. Ira. Johnson, Chas. Reodiger, Sain Browning and Walter Rog ers all made trips to Elkhart this week. Harold Hager of Joycoy has visited his brother Claude for a few days. Mr. Blackburn of Elkhart has been visiting at the Harmon ranch this week. Edler The Waine-Moore drill is drill ing for Chas. Collier. George Collier made a trip to Springfield Tuesday. R. W Fox has purchased a Ford car and tractor. Miss Maude Ice, who has been visiting at Coulter’s, returned to Topeko Monday. Floyd Coulter made a trip to Lamar Monday in his car. The assessor was in our midst Thursday and Friday. Paradise Flats We have been having windy weather. Mrs. Frank Dean had a fine hatch with her incubator. Mrs. Classon returned to her home in La Jaunta last week. Mrs. Ransy Davis and son Roy are Sick with the measles. People are busy planting. Frankie Dean has purchased a cai. Don’t forget the Chautauqaa. Horseshoe Everyone in this vicinity isl pushing his farm work. Corn is! coming up arnd small giain is sprouting. Henry Dolan whi.e plowing, in some way his horses ran over him, cutting his head. When found, was unconscious, but is improving at this writing. The sod school house at this place has caved in. Looks as though we would have to have a new school house this fall. Children’s day at this place the 4th Sunday in May. Had quite a hail storm Tues day, but no damage done. Pilot Point A large crowd attended Sun day school Sunday. A number of young folks took dinner Sund y at the J. J. Little home. Rose Wright bought a fine tuare and colt from Jim Ice this week. I. P. Richard lost a tine mare lately. Roy Hickcox has bean farming the Measel place this week. S. L. Hickcox has been fencing some lately. Nellie Grover spent the day Thursday with Mrs. Johnson. Murray Bro. Carlin of the Baptist de nomination is holding a revival meeting at the courthouse. Eugei.c Sea« right and wife are visiting relatives here. They are also trying to locate a home stead. Harry Russell has just return ed from Hooker, Okla. R B. Grubbs of Campo was visiting in this vicinity Wednes day. Sunday school and preaching every Sunday. Cn*itltian Endeav or Sunday nights, ana cottage prayer meeting Thursday nights. Prairie Queen Children’s day at Paairie Queen June 10th. Everybody come. Dr. Patterson is in a good way planting on his 320 acre crop. J. O. Hamer and family from Liberal, Fans., visited J. W. Lynch’s last week. Mrs. Susan Ellis is making preparations to go to Arkansas soon. Mr. Three Wits Jake Cameron and Sam Eaton went to Spring field and got a new planter this week. Mrs. Ellis is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Lynch. ' Zion Chapel Everybody is rushing the bal ance of their seeds into the ground. Ed. Vinyard and family re turned from Wiley last week. Members of the aid society spent a pleasant day last week with Mrs. Thompson. Dillon’s and Rockhill’s autoed over the western part of the county Sunday. Clarence Parson ana Bob Rob ins and family spent Sunday with relatives near Cain pa. The Kirkendalls spent Sunday with Henry Smith and wife. Setonsburg G. C. Blasdel and family, and j Coultrup and wife ate Sunday I dinner wit!; W. K. Jordan and w i fe. Laura Gregory left Saturday j for her home in Viola, Kans. She will visit relatives ana friends fora few months. Gordon Brown, Mrs. Daisy i Hi ley and son Elbert, Agnus j Haley and Hope Brown autoed 1 to the south cedars Sunday. Gurneth Slavens and Elva Cokeley spent Thursday evening; with Hope Brown. The Sunnvside Sunday school; is preparing for a Children’s day I exercises sometime in June. Claud Bosley went to Elkhart, to get nine barrels of gas for Setonsburg store: Chautauqua —Chautauqua. $1.50 Per Year. Baker Wu are having some fine sl.mv. ers. Dehorning and dipping cattle is the order of the day. J. C. B. Hargis, Sr., of Witlii ta, spent a few days in this viein ity last week. Mrs. J. P. Beckman ami son Hall took Mary Black to her home near Ulysses, Kaus., Fri day. Will Humble is working lor John Hargis. Everet McManaman and daughter Irene are here from Pratt county, Kans., establish ing residence on his claim. Charley Baker and family spent Sunday with J. B. Wood ard and family. Those who took dinner with Mrs. Beckman Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hearn, Nettie and Phyllis Howard, Trixie Ale Manamam and children, Charley Hadley and Irene McManaman. Vilas Mr. Mitchell is building an ad dition to his dwelling house. Miss Mae Hagerman, clerk a the Wheeler store, spent Satur day night and Sunday with her parents at Blaine. Mrs. Yokum and John, Jr., took in the movie Saturday at the Lyric at Springfield. Miss Peton Yokle.y spent a couple of days of this week with her freind, Mrs. Glen Yokum. Mr. and Mrs. Blanclmt’s bah. is gaining rapidly from his ill ness, but is still weak. Mrs. W. M. Thompson and John with the two daughter and Mrs. Bill and Gid, spent Sat urday in the county seat. Mi. and Mrs. Millard Amri have started for their home . i Ignacio, Colo., over the great di vide. Last heard from H . - were in Trinidad. They w« with a team. Mrs. Rutherford is putting a large garden. Sin* is sur*l\ doing her share in war times M. Elmore Yukley of Po i - City, Okla., is visiting his daugh ter, Mrs. J. Stogner, also Ins wife and daughter of Vilas. Wheeler is fixing to insl I large gas tank at the garag- . We are all looking forwa; i f•• the Chautauqua to be held .u on. county seat, We feel sue- r will be an intellectual fen -1 of good things. [Couldn’t have been better expressed]. LAKE VIEW We think from the warm weather of the Fist few days that summer has come at last. Everything is looking fine. Some corn is coming up. Will Cramer started to Oalva. Kans., Saturday for a visit with relatives. Margaret and Marion Bosley from Edler visited at Roy and Ray Bosleys Tuesday and Wed nesday. Mr. Westhoff and John Car lisle started to Enid, Okla., this morning,. where they expect to work in harvi st. Who would suppose i1 so near harvest time? Richards | PH. Mitchell autoed to Elk | hart Tuesday. Miss Reese of Tyrone, Okla., is I visiting at the T. O. Maynard home. j Mrs. McClendon called on Mrs. Mitchell Friday afternoon. Pre-1 Collins and wife of Pride, accompanied by Mrs Collins* parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wells of Emporia, Kans., were pleasant callers in Richards last week. Mrs. E. Chestnut returned to Cold water, Kans., after a few days visit with her folks near Richards. Richards ball team played Rod ley on the Richard’s diamond, Saturday. sto 1) in favor of Richards. L. V. Campbell has his wind mill erected. Mrs. C. A. Wiley shopped in Richards Saturday. It will be a treat for little folks.