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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXVIII—NO. I. Are You Going Forward or Backward Thli will be the question you will be called on to answer, Mr. and Mra. Taxpayer. By the character of your vote you will Indicate whether you favor building up our Public School System or letting it retrograde. At this date boys and girls don’t get very far in Life’s struggle without an education. Think of this. Bond Election, August 21. RIO BLANCO COUNTY NEEDS HIGH SCHOOL On an inside page of this Issue of Tki Hirald will be found the very enlightening report of consulting school arohlteot, Robert K. Puller, who was called In by the old high ecbool board to pass on the advisabil ity of repairing the old high school building. This report is now repub lished with the view of giving tax payers and all Interested a clear In sight Into the pressing need of mak ing preparation for taking oare of our growing high school population. Bead and study this report. It shows that there is but one sensible course to pursue, namely, vote In favor of the bond issue, and cut out spending money for temporary, make-shift re pairs and high rental for temporary and inadequate houslog quartern. At the reoent high school bond eleotlon, the high school board was given authority to do most everything under consideration, but was not giv en funds with which to carry the au thorisations into effect. On August 81st, give the board the means with which to do something along con structive lines. Vote In favor of the bond Issue. _______ Practically everybody admits the need of a high sobool building, hut quite a number Say—let oe wait till times are better before burdening our selves with additional taxes. Times are now getting better—fast. And, you will not be called on to pay any taxes on a high school bond Issue for over two years. On August 81st vote for the High Sohqol building bonds, and thus make provision to give the rising gen eration the benefit of the best educa tion at your disposal. Death of Carrie Mootz. We take the following from a Vine land, New Jersey, paper. It will be of interest to many old timers, as Miss Moots was a very popular girl during her years of residence in Meeker: As the clock struck twelve Saturday night, July 39th, one of the noble characters of the town departed this life, mourned by thousands who had learned to love her. She was Miss Carrie Moots, school teacher and heroine of a disease that baffled the best skill of physicians and mental healers as well. Miss Moots was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Moots, her father be ing a pioneer boy in southwest Vine land, dying three years ago. The sub ject of this sketch was born In Elmer, this state, July 8, 1880, and went to school here ar.d finished her educa tion in Meeker, Colo., where thefam lly lived fifteen years. She taught school several years and was then forced to quit on account of what was thought to be rheumatism in her right knee. All remedies failed and In a short time the bright and vivacious Miss was bedfast never to walk again. For 21 years her mother gave her the same attention as is needed by a child and when blindness overtook her 12 years ago the oare was Increased. Miss Moots was perfectly helpless and lay on her back 21 years with never a bed sore, speaking wonders for the devoted mother Who, today, Is sorrowing and is unhappy because she cannot continue to minister to her helpless daughter. Through all this affliction Miss Mootrwas the meet optimistic person in the bouse. She was always happy and never lost hope of lhaoeottag. All the best spedaMstg of the land beard of Miss Moots through a publication sent out from here sons# years ago and press oommsnta were made on her ease and specialists were called, the last being from Chicago. Wheu he told her that her case wae very doubt ful she smiled aad said while there is Ilfs there ie hope. Her mind wee won derfully clear aud her mother remark ed this morniug that Carrie eommlt ted 21 ohepters of the Bible to mem ory simply by bearing tbs book reed the lest 12 years while blind and whet she remembered before, for ehe wee a greet reader. Rangenly a Good Oil Field. A. A. Brigman, president of the Baven Oil A Refining company, was In Meeker early part of the week at tending to business matters. Close ae we are to the Rangely oil field, It Is sate to say that there are many people In this town who are not aware of the fact that there Is a good eised oil refinery at that place, and that a large amount of the high act grade of oil Is being pumped end turned Into gaeoline aud other pro ducts right along; but suob Is tbs case. Mr. Brigman says that If such a field, as the Bangsiy field, existed Id Texae or Oklahoma, it would be ex ploited Id page ads In tbs Denver papers. There Is only one field Id the world where the grade of oil le as high as at Bangsiy; that Is a small field la Pennsylvania. But, probpbly, it is just ae well that the Baogely field Is not blaaooed forth to the world, until, at leant, wc get transportation In the shape of a railroad, Mr. Brigman reports that the Standard people are coming back to Rangely to resume operations. That's a very good sign. Bully For Frank. If you met District Attorney Frank Delaney yesterday morning and won dered why be carried hie bead so high in the air and wasn’t very particular about noticing his friends, you- can just charge It all to a feminine bit of humanity who came Into the house hold early yesterday morning. Mrs. Delaney and Mias Delaney are board ing at the Glen wood sanitarium for a tew days, and everything la lovely, according to the latest reports.—Last week's Glenwood Post Stay At Hone. Rev. Elston, who returned from the Grand Mesa oountry, Thursday, after spending two weeks in that muoh tooted summer country, reports that It doesn't begin to compare with the White River country in soenlo beau ty or fishing possibilities. Notwith standing hundreds of lakes there Is no fishing oomparable with the Whits river lakes, and as a so-called fisher man’s paradise, the Grand Mesa country Is a “frost.” You have only got to go away to find out what a grand country wc have here at home. Iron Pyrite and Galena Crystals for Radio Telephone Detectors. There is a considerable demand for good fine textured crystals of pyrite and smooth cleavage pieces of galfiia for use as defectors la radiotelephone and telegraph apparatus. First class material of this kind oommaads good prices aad inquiries indicate that certain manufacturers require the material la lota up to one ton or more. Persoos having such material may send samples to B. D. George, state geotogtto, Boulder, Colorado, who will rater purchasers to them. MEEKER. COLO.. SATURDAY. AUGUST 12. 1922. THE BIGHT STAND. Chairman Hill of the Democratic State Central oommlttee, has seal the following timely oommunioatiou to Democratic editors aad others : DEMOCRATIC STATS HHADQU AMTBRS DENVER, 001/0., ADO. 1.12 M. To the Editors optmr Democrat ic Newspapers op Colorado. Gentlemen :Tb a Democrat!* Assembly just closed wae not only one of the beet ever attended In the state, but in which there was the few est proxies ever presented. This means that our people are lo earnest, not only In the selection of candidates but in their determination to carry the election. Proceeding the primary election- it Is but natural thatetauuob supporters as well ae newspapers advocating the nomination of oertain candidates to eg be tempted, in their seal, to go too far in the % denunelatloo of their opponents and 'make the more serious mistake of declaring for this or that reason they are not fit to receive the nomi nation. Such a position, In the opin ion of your Chairman, Is not only wrong In political par lan oe and will work detrimental to the party, but will in variably re-aet against the can didate they eeek to help even though he be nominated. To Illustrate: a nswepapsr says it Is for oos candidate and against another, and for oertain reasons it the other Is nominated it will not support him. This is a chal lenge to the newspapers and voters advocating the nomination of the other candidate to do likewise, aud though the first newspaper's choice Is nominated, it has set the example for tbs friends of the other to justify their action in not eupporting him be cause of the threats of the newspa pers advocating his nomination that they will not support the candidate of the opposition, if nominated. Some times this is not in so many words, but is used as a matter of in ference, but all of whloh jeopardises su coses. It Is not the province of your Chair man to Intimate a choloe for 007 of -11 oe, but desires to call attention to the faot that those appearing on the ballot by designation were placed there by a great assembly of repre sentative Democrats, and in the man ner provided by law; that all of them are honorable, high class Democratic elttsens of our State, and In the opin ion of the delegates responsible for their designation, if elected, they will unquestionably be a credit to the party In the sundry offices which they seek to fill. Each voter is entitled to his opin ion the same as the other. Let all remember that the election follows tbs primary, and we should not pub lish or say anything against spy can didate that may be used against us shonld be be corns the nominee. We need the support of all the can didates and their friends, to win the eleotlon of all who may be nominat ed, which should be the aim of all. Let no one do or say any thing which will work against aoeompllshing this result, and victory will be ours in November. Years for tbs good of the Party. William A. Hill, State Chairman. The County Fair. The premium list for the Bio Blan eo county Fair is now ready for dis tribution. Call at the First State Bank and get a copy. Full Informa tion la the booklet Tbs Fair will be much better in all linos than last year. New Line of Fell Hats. See them at Tux Tooobrv. VOLUME XXXVIII—NO. 1 With this issue. The Herald en ters on the thirty-eighth year of its journalistic existence: moving along Id the even tenor of our way, end ful ly confident that by this time a year hence we will have the privilege of announcing the approach of a railroad and other things lu keeping with big development, we are feeling very op timistic as to the future. Good luck to all, and, here's to the dawu of a brighter day. The Democratic state assembly des ignated two candidates for lieuten gat-governor—Dr. O'Brien of Lead- Vllle, and Walter Walker of Grand Junction. In Mr. Walker, the West ern Slope will have a primary nomi nee of recogulxed ability, and of high Standing In the social, professional aad business world. Should Walter Walker receive the primary nomina tion, the Democratic party will have S candidate well worthy of its sup port. Latest reports from Denver are to the effect that Dr. Jefferson will stay It the race for governor on the Dem airatic ticket This will make three aontendere for the nomination, and, St this time, it is hard to predict Whether Sabin, Jefferson or Sweet Will win out. Each has a strong fallowing. As Dr. Jefferson is prac tically a home man, it will be the proper thing for Democrats In this county to vote for him at the primary. After an abseuce of over two weeks, J. N. Neal is again in the president's office at the First State Bank. While on the outside, Mr. Neal visited near ly every town on the Western Slope and let horsemen and cattle breeders know that we had the best ever County Fair in process of incubation. Joe lea 22-carat booster for Rio Blan co eounty, at all times. Mrs. Julia Wilson and family de parted for Grand Junction, last week, where the family will take up perma nent residence. In moviug to the Junctioo, Mrs. Wilson will be near her father and mother, who are now well advanoed in years. It is intend ed to spend a part of each summer hers, so Meeker will uot entirely lose this estimable family. L. P. Creaghe, former cashier of the First State Bank, was in Meeker for a couple of days this week, aud re cieved the glad hand from his many friends in this community. Mr. Creaghe Is now connected with one of the big banking institutions in Denver. The Strickland orchestra, from Glenwood Springs, which was here in connection with the “Four Horse men” pieture, is a fine musical organ isation, and was the subject of favor able comment. The orchestra will be here again during Fair Week. The demand for state school lands are very much on the increase, which indicates that available money is on the increaee; hence, better times. Merle Vincent of Grand Junctiou, is a persistent cuss. He is goiug to take another crack, so to speak, at trying to defeat Ed Taylor. Methodist Church News The pastor and family have return ed from their vacation on Grand Mesa attending Epworth League institute. He Mill be in his pulpit as usual next Sunday. On Saturday evening, August 12th, Rev. E. N. Edgerton will be with ue and fourth quarterly confer ence which is the annual business masting of the church. Every mem ber of the oburob is invited; you are not only invited but you are urged to oome. This meeting end# four years of service for the present pastor. Do you want a change next year? This question and many more, which are Important to every one of you, will be discuaeed. Come to the Annual Business Meeting of your churoh. Dr. Edgerton will preach Sunday morning. The pastor will preach In the evening. Worship with ue. HOWARD L ELSTON ■ - Maybell 12, Meeker 5. The Meeker Ball team went to Maybell last Sunday and were defeat ed by a score of 12 to 6. In the first Inning, Maybell eoored 6 rune on 2 bite and 4 errors; 1 lu the second; 2 in the third; 2 In the 7th, and 2 in the Bth. Chapman, Craig's star twlrler, who was on the mound for Maybell, was in good form and had 17 strike outs to his credit While the Meeker team succeeded in making 10 bits off hie delivery they were scattered and only scored one run in the first eight in nings. , In the 9th, Meeker scored 4 on 6 hits. Graham had 11 strike oute to hie credit allowing. 10 hits and pitched winning ball had the team backed him with their usual support Ths Meeker team expeots to go to Grand Valley tomorrow. A Notable Party. Meeker people bad the privilege, last Sunday, of bearing ooe of the most noted of Eastern prelates in ths person of Rt Rev. Thomas J. Gar land, Bisbopof Eastern Pennsylvania. The bishop and party, consisting of himself, Mrs. Garland, the Rev. Hor ace Walton and Mrs. Walton, of Pa oli. Pa., and a chauffer, were enroute to Portland, to attend the geocral con vention of the Episcopal church, aud chose the White River route to reach Salt Lake City. They arrived in Meeker Saturday evening. The bishop administered commun ion and preached at the morning ser vice at St James oburoh last Sunday, resuming the western trip after the luncheon hour. Bishop Garlaod, like all intellectu ally big men, ia plain aud unassum ing, but every word delivered counts. Notwithstanding no notice of bis coming was bad, a large congrega tion was in attendance. Griffith High Man. The Republican state assembly choose Griffith as high man, and Cool ey as second choice for governor. The attention of Democrats, and others who might be Interested, Is called to the letter of Chairman Hill, appearing in this issue of The Her ald. His warning is timely and to the point. Aa far as The Herald is concerned, it was not needed. We have always refrained from taking sides in the Primary, believing that this function belongs to the party voter. Mrs. Eugene Hogue and eon, and Miss Helen Eaton, of Eaton, Colo., were at the Meeker hotel, Wednes day, enroute from the Coast to their home at Eaton. Mrs. Hogue Is one of Colorado's distinguished newspa per women, and was returning from the reoent meeting of the National Editorial association. Chicken Sandwiches, Cake, lee Tea, and Hot Coffee served in the park by the Catholic Ladies, Friday, September Ist, 1912. a!3-20 Apricot* 8 and 4 ct* per pound. Pick them yeofaalf. Thb Guilt Brown Ranch, alB-lt Bftfie Creek, Qote. PRICE. FIVE CENTS INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES This town and the lower valley was startled, a few days ago. by the re port that one of the wealthiest oil men of Pennsylvania was about to resume the work of drllliug for oil at White River. The report proved true. Yeatorday, the work of ereoting one of the larg est derrioke lu the White River val ley was commence!), and twonty freighting outfits are now engaged in hauling heavy machinery and neces sary supplies in from the railroad. This Ume there le plenty of money available to carry the work contem plated through. It Is proposed to put down two deep test wells and find out for sure what’s In the White River field.' We know that there is vast quanti ties of gas in this field. The best au thorities oon tend that there is every Indication of a big oil pool in the re gion named. The work now under way will give employment to a large number of men; and, ineldentally will put life Into Meeker and the Valley. Quit knocking and go to boosting. Another Reason Why We Should Have New High School Building Meeker, August 2, 1922. Honorable President and Board or Rio Blanco Countv Hioh School, Meeker, Colorado. Gentlemen In making np our school year statistics, we find the percentage of maintaining the rooms occupied by the High School last year is considerably higher than the cost bae been to the Grade School lu main taining the same rooms. It will, therefore, be necessary to advance the rent this year, for the same accommodations that the High School had last year, from Twenty- Four Hundred Dollars, to Three Thousand Dollars, beginning Sep tember 1, 1922. We trust the rent will merit ymir approval. Sincerely you re, (copy) A. L. Strkhlkk, Secy. Condolence. At the last meeting, Valentine Lodge I. O. O. F. adopted the follow ing paper: It has pleased God in his Infinite Wisdom to remove from our midst Brother John E. Lough, Past Grand. Brother Lough was an active Odd Fellow; an upright, honorable citisen. In his death, our Order has lost a use ful member, whose loss will be keen ly felt by this fraternal body. We reoommeud that a copy of these sentiments be entered upon our rec ord, a oopy presented to the sorrow ing wife and family, and they be pub lished in the county paper and the Colorado Odd Fellow, and that our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days. Fraternally submitted, Jambs Buchanan, Emett Van Cleave, Ernest D. Hunhakkb,. Committee. * While They Last. Ladies anal Children's Hats, Waists, Underwear, etc., 98 cents. Thp. Togo key. Chicken Sandwiches, Cake, Ice Tea, and Hot Coffee served ia the park by the Catholic Ladies, Friday. Sept. 1, 1922. Rl2-8S Wonderful Bargains In all IJnos al3 The Tocoery. A tew more gentle showers visited these parts during tbs week. New Line of Fall Hats. See them at The Toggery.