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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXVIII—NO. 8 SCHOOL NEWS FOOTBALL GAME M . (Lcßoy Purdy) Last Saturduy the local highachool football star* went to Rifle to play the "Rifle high school, and there enaoed one of the snappiest and beat played football games In the liNtory of the Meeker high school. Wheu the two team* met on the gridiron It was noticeuble that the Rifle team out weighed the Meeker toys almost to a man. Rut in spite of this handicap Meeker played a bril liant game of football. , The Rifle grid-men wen* great on linesuuiHheN tiecause of sheer weight, but the Meeker team excelled on for ward passe*, making spectacular gains every time they tried It. In spit of their flne playing liow’cver. in the last quarter they were pushed bn' k slowly and surely toward their goal line. With seven minutes to play Meeker got control of the ball ami In a few big gains went the en tin* length of the field and were on Rifle's ten yard line when the whistle blew, leaving the game a tie. 0 to 0. MEEKER vs STEAMBOAT—? , (Alice Johnson) Knock ’em in the wish bone. Hit ’em in the Jaw. Send ’em to the Cemotary Rah! Rah! Rah! The football and basketball teams of the Rio Blanco County High School expect to compete with Steam l*oat Springs at Craig. Saturday Oct olier 7 and in order for them to win, they must have encouragement as well ns practise. We understand that Hteamlroat Springs has good teams, but If any of the Meeker people nro present at the fooll>all game Satur day we ore quite sure they will ri tual to Mi*ekcr satisfied that the victory Is ours • Meeker High School Can’t Be Beat! REFLECTIONS OF A LITTLE BOY (Virginia Shepherd) I’m Just wondering what they do up there at that High School. Bill, (that’s my brother) uses the biggest words; I Just can’t understand some of them. Then he fi*els so important when he helps Had ‘keep books’ and work problems. And say. he even tried to tell me what made the old Ford run. I’m going to High School so I’ll know all this too. (Jus: wait and see.) Rill plays football and liaseltall to*i, and does lots of things time I like to dc But. when 1 go to High Reboot I’m going to learn how to iiakc tables, and stands for Mother’s flowers, and everything. That scun ll.iug they didn’t tench Bill at It. B. c. n. s. I want my little sister to g*> to High School too ’cause Sister Kate went and you ought to taste one of her good suppers with cake and nil kinds of good things. Her suppers weren’t so good before she went to High School. What do suppose? She said something to me the other day and I didn’t understand so I asked her what she said. It was French! Can you l»oat that? Well I’m going to High Sch«s»l (*o I’ll know n lot like Bill and Kate), aren’t you? GRADE WORK (Edna Hamilton) The grade work is well on its way and the race for first place has begun. Those standing highest in each grade are as follows: First Grade— Pearl Dalrymplc. G plus and Billy Paul Davidson E minus. Second Grade—Lillian Hllkey G plus. Third Grade.—Donald Metzger G minus. Fourth Grade—Willard Simms. 02 Fifth Grade —Marcbia Whlstnant 93 ; Sixth Grade—Doias Stolt* 06 Seventh Grade—Virginia Neal 01 Eighth Grade—Barbara Sanderson 05 GRADES ATTENDANCE REPORT Grade School month ending Soptem lw»r 20 1022 First grade—enrollment. 30; aver age numlier belonging, 37; nvernge dally attendance. 35: times tardy 4; percent attendance. 04.6. Second Grade—enrollment 28. aver age numlier belonging. 27; averago dally attendance. 25.6; times tardy 8; s percent attendance 04.8. Third Orado—enrollment 26; aver age number belonging. 24; average dally attendance. 23.5; times tardy 0: percent attendance. 08 Fourth Grade—enrollment 27: aver age number belonging. 24; average daily attendance 24; times tardy. 6; percent attendance 100- Fifth Grade—enrollment 21; aver age number belopgtpg. 19.3; average daily attendance, 19.3; times tardy 1; percent attendance. 99. ! Sitxth Grade—enrollmeut 19; aver age number belonging. 18.2; average dally attendance, 18; times tardy 3; percent attendance 98. Seventh Grade—enrollment 22; av erage number belonging 20.7; average dally attendance 19.8; tlmee tardy 0; percent attendance Odd Eighth Grade—enrollment 24; aver up; number belonging 21.9; average dally attendance lift); times tardy 7; pcrceut attendance 90.8. Total —enrollment 200; average, number beonglng 192.1; average dally ntteudauce 185.1; times tardy 29; per cent attendance 90.3 A- R. ROMER Superintendent Meeker and Piceance people will sympathise with Mr and Mrs Galatia Sprague In the loaa of tbelr little sou Galatia. Jr. The little fellow died at Halidu last week from an attack of diptherla. He was In his sixth year. Fortunately the Sprague's have two other children—a girl 11. and a boy 8. Galatia Sprague is now In the ®ore*t service. stationed at Haplnaro. in Gunnison county. Messrs J K Moorhead and A W Young, representing the Mountain States Telephone Company, favored The Herald with a call, Monday. Col onel Joe Moorhead (a good Democrat) was private secretary to Governor Slump for first term and larger part of present term. The governor knows a good one when he sees 'em. Mrs A G Wolllhan of Lay Colo-. Is •lead, aged 80. Deceased was wcM known In western Yampa river valley, having, with her husband, settled in the Lily park section In 1882 or *B3 She was a pioneer in Colorado and Utah, comluk to Denver In 1800 by ox tenin. Those of our readers who happen to ueed something extra flne in the way of Milking Shorthorn stock should read the announcement of Walter Duff. Craig, appearing in this Issue of The Herald. Mr Duff broods to the beat. The county commissioners held their regular quarterly session Mon day. It was the first time, we believe In the history of the county that a re gular session was disposed of in one day. It Is reported that one of the rich est gold discoveries on record has been uncovered in the Fulford district In Ragle county. Hope it’s so. and that John Wciskopf has struck It at last Things are Improving very much ou the outside, as indicated by an In crease In bank deposits In Denver, for past thre months of $14.000,00.. After enjoying a two week’s vac* tloi. at the Rewlcy ranch on Little Ben v« r, Mr J Y Bewley has return*J to his duties at McCook, Neb. Mrs Farthing and sou Claude depar ted Thursday afternoon for Canon City, where six weeks or a mouth will Is* spent In visiting relatives. Commissioner and Mrs Fred Nich ols of Rangcly, were last Saturday visitors to the county seat. The World Series Is now on and the Giants won the first game. PROGRESS TELLS STORY If we socialise any of our great In dustries we will see the political man ugement which follows getting rid of the men who occupy higher positions of technical experts and their places will Is* filled by politicians and poll tlcal appointees whose special qual ification for oflb-e Is their ability to votes for the men higher up and not a knowledge of the positions they occupy. We have atl seen It work wherever city, county, state or na tional (Bovornmcnt fallen over the op eration of Industry. The blight of socialised industry will progress and finally abolish It entirely-' For proof of this compare the government owned and operated public utilities of Krope with our own great privately owned public utilities which furnish the poorest cttlaen with electricity, gas. w»ter tna*xr. lotion and telephone eerrice u part /if the necessities of life, not as lux uries for thq wealthy few aa in Eu rope. Those Impetuous Lovers—Wife (with newspaper)— 4 :Just think of It! A couple got married a few days ago after a courtship which lasted fifty years.” Hub—”l suppose the poor old man was too feeble to hold out any longer* —Epworth Herald MEEKER, COLO.. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 7. 1922 What Does the Six Million Highway Bond Issue Mean? It Means $12,000,000 Available for Building State High ways During the Next Four Years. What does the highway bond Isauej which the taxpayers will vote on at the November election mean to the people of (Colorado? The answer Is simple. It meant the cnpltulixlug of $500,000 annual reven ue into $41,000,000 ready carti at| the rutc of $1,500,000 annually, and there by securing an additional $6,000,000 from the National Treasury. It nicuns the spending of $12,000,000 oil the highways of Colorado during the next four years without one penny of additional taxation- Here’s the way It works out. By taking the State Highway De partment's one-half of annual motor vehicle license collections, s funjj suf ficient to pay the Interest and retire $0,000,000 will lie created. The auto license collections total nearly a million dollars this year. One-half of this money Is distrlbut«Ml to the counties In which It la collected The other half of the license money is turned over # to the State Highway Department to be used for road bnHd ing and malutcmuHe purposes. The terms of the proposed bond measure do not Include touching a single dollar of the counties’ share of tike motor vehicle license money, and this will Ik* distributed to the counties Just as It bus lieen heretofore. The bonds will Is* Issued at a rate not to exceed $1,500,00 per annum. Congress has already appropriated sum of $75,000,000 to In* appropriated among the states for road building purposes during the next three years. Colorado will be compelled to pay her share of this sum info the Federal Treasury, regardless of whether the $0,000,000 bond issue carries or not. Laws already have been enacted for Its collection and distribution. The only way that the citlaena of this state can possibly benefit from the payment of these Federal taxes is from Federal Aid road funds applied In this state. And this means the pas sage of the $6,000,000 bond amend ment- Otherwise Colorado's share of the Government Aid will go hack Into the Federal Treasury to la* apportioned among the other states that will eager lygrasp the opportunity to match it ou a “fifty-fifty” basis. % By matching Federal Aid, Colorado not only keeps at home money which otherwise would go to other states, but It will be possible to continue the! present road building program which has met with high favor all over the state during the last two years. It will provide employment for an average of 5,000 men on the roads of t.’olorado during the next four years to say nothing of the wealth that will accrue to the people of the state through increased land values rnude possible by road improvements. Since the circulation of the elector-, nl petition relative to the Now Bond Issue, several pertinent questions have arisen which tills article will answer. Question 1 We voted $5,000,000 of Highway Bonds In 1918. Why do wei need another Bond Issue Answer Some time in 1923. the 85.000,000 of Highway Bonds will have been used up. One-half of this amount went to the counties, and Is now being spent on “Bond Issue" pro jects. The other half Is being used on Federal aid projects. It will require np proxlmately $6,000,000 to meet Feder al Aid already obligated together with' that offered to us during the next four, years. Question 2 Should Colorado refuse Federal Aid through failure to raise' funds to meet It? Answer Let us review briefly the history of the Federal Aid program. It has ls*en a settled fuct for years that the highways of America were far behind those of the older civilised nations, ami that they had become in adequate for our commercial and so cial needs—that Is to say. they could not carry the tremendously Increasing business and pleasure traffic. There was an universal demand for more. 1 better, smoother, passable mad*, and a determination to “get out of the wheel ruts". But the great Impetus to wards better highways came ns a con sequence of the World War. (1) We learned during the war the value of a system of transcontinental ; highways, as an adjunct to onr over burdened rail systems. (2) After the war, we had thou sands of unemployed men, that c-ould < not Immediately he absorbed by, the Industries, since the entire nation was i going through the process of demobll- 1 lxatlon to a peace basis. * J 1 These two faetors contributed most' I weightily to bring iilmut legislation. * in favor of iuemiNcd Federal appro priations for roud Improvement. We 1 * found during wur time that we lacked j - n system of good roads, from coast to * const, on which to move men and mini' ’ It lon* in u hurry. In the summer of ) 1920 came the iM*uk of imis! war pros-, peritv. and the true conditions became I more apparent. Unemployment was a-i l etite. the public quit buying, prices ’ Slumped, export* ls*gan to fall off and a period of general depression set 111- Since that time, tin* country has lieen' * gradually climbing hack up to a con ' dltion of normal employment mid pro-1 - duet lon. The cash disbursements, re ' suiting from the Federal Aid road program, and the road activities In 1 general were of wonderful assistance ■ during this trying |>cr!od. Most of us I know that for the past few years road l work bus ls*en a life-saver to the pop ' uhltlou in many communities, and the ’ road l**ttorment* accomplished were I lecesMiiry. timely and Justifiable. Tlie Federal Aid program Is broad I and purposeful. It alius at a contin i iiciis. connected system of standard ■ highway—hems- tin* so-cnllcd “7” i**r I ■cut system. It liellovcs in concent rat > ing iqsiii certain roads in each state until they arc complete, sandardlmsl. ■ so iis to form a link in that great transcontinental highway system I which we found lacking in wur time. I Now the Federal Government under! ! the authority of Article 1. Section 8.1 ' Clause 1 of the Constltutlon. levies uu ifnriuly throughout the states liitcrnnl revenue known iis excise taxes, duties. ■ and corporation tuxes—which the ' great mass of the population pay In-; ' dir-ctly. AI Jo. under the 16tli Amend I'ieut it levies a direct tax on income*; ' -the big fellows pay this, not the lit - i Cl* fellows, nor the struggling farmers ► whose Incomes have I icon cut by rea * sqii of crop future or low prices—and ' this Is tlie source of Federal Aid ivldch poors into the treasury In the form of taxes, and Is appropriated to, the different executive departments ’ of the Government. The Federal Government offers to i Colorado its proportion of tin* total Road Appropriation, conditional ii|mmi our putting up approximately the same amount, all to Is* used in road iinprovmcnl. If we do not uceept ami put up our share, we lose the money which the Slate has already paid in as taxes to the Federal Government —ami It goes hack into tin* kitty, that Is. the Bureau of Public Roads ap propriation. and is eventually divided among the stutes that Will accept It. In answer to the question then, common sense, or good business judge inent demands that we neepet Feder al Aid Just as long a* it is available | —it will not hist forever, j Question 3 Will the $0,006,060 . bond Issue create additional taxes? Answer. No. tin* lmnd issue resolu tion calls for no levying of taxes — we shall why not. presently. | The Motor Vehicle License Tax \ yields aiiniinlly nearly 81.4)00.000. One half goes to the State Highway Kami, tlie other half is distributed among the counties, and under the present , law. It always will Is*. I/ct tills Is* . well understood, since tills questftoii lias often lieen raised—the counties' , proportion will In no way is* disturb , The State Highway pro|iortioii. one i half. Is. let. us say. $500,000 annually.' j Remeber Unit the number of motor , vehicles in this State is always in-' creasing—125 carloads of automobiles i rolled Into Denver over tlie Union Pm* , ifle Railroad in one day. in n train of several section—tills was only one' brand of car. and they ore not - Fords, either. In a recent Interview. Mr ( Ford stnt«*d that there were 10.000.' ,000.000 ear* In use. that the point of saturation was not even in sight, and that *we could ex|M*«*t 30.000.000 ears, and trucks would Is* in use In a few , years hence. His prediction is lK»rno out by the figures showing the growth In ii ii.i.ter of motor vehicles during the pn: t five or ten years. Then n-j gain, the natural Increase In popula tion will Increase tin* use of cars ami | trucks. The State of Colorado will get 1 . Its share and of course our revenue of 1 $500,000 annually from the licenses will Increase each year. Assuming ! $500,000 annually, however, it is pro posed to use $125,000 in 1924 to pay : of the Interest on $1,500,000 bond*] which will have already run one year.' at 5 per cent, and retire $50,000 of! Ihonda; thin will lrave g.Wi.OOO from! this fund available for projects other] I l than Federal Aid. | The following year. 1925. again $125 000 will Is* used up 111 payment of principal ami interest, the amount of interest decreasing each year, leav ing a larger amount available for re tiring Isolds, in this year also there will be due $125,000 principal and 111- 1 tcrest on the second or 1924 Issue of $1,500,000; the two Issues will require together $250,000 from this fund for direct expenditure ou roads. In 1925 | I there will Is* throe Issues of Ismd* lu . effect for which Interest and retire ment must Is* provided which will eon- , , sumo $375,000 leaving $125,000 free for road work, and lu 1926 all the , four issues will Is* in effect, ami the full $500,000 will Is* in effect and tin* , full $500,066 will Is* needed for Inter-', est and retirement. 1 Final details of the four issues to taling will Is* worked out , iM'tween the present time and June 1. ( 1025. Question Will the new Ix-nd issues Is* divided among the counties? Answer. No. they will not, ls*cause , as tlielr piiueip.il object is to meet , Fillersl A'd the pr<M*ccd* must In spent un ler st ile ami Federal super- , vision. ; . 11l conclusion. It scema apparent . that every citizen of 4'olorado cun vote favorably ou tills Isnul question with perfect assurance that he I* se curing for Ills State dollar for dollar, und that In* Is not adding by his action ’ any further to the burden of taxation ' and that lie is putting Into circulation ■ $3,000,000 annually for your years— • leaving entirely out of the question' the laments accruing by reason of • continued employment for road I builders, direct lM*ttcrmciit of our 1 road system. Hie increased value to • real pro|M*rty. and tlie all round dove- r lopment of tills stale. 4 THE WEATHER Closed last week with very heavy rain*. This week ha* lieen a combin ation of Minsliiiiy days, winds ami cold nights. Thursday night and last night while frosts prevailed, and tlie indi cations now are In the direction of more sunshine. ST. JAMES’ CHURCH Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity Church School 0:45 a m Morning Prayer and aermon 11 a m Evening Prayer and Sermon 7 30 pm Hie REV. STUART CUTHBERTSON. It.A.. C-d'E., Minister In Charge Mr. R L CUNNINGHAM La j Reader SKINNING DIRECTIONS I Much skin from lower and upper Jaws, skinning chin l»aek to corner of mouth. Male* a V-shaped cut from each horn to a point between ears- I'pcn a straight cut down hack of Hie c.cck to point over shoulders, then eut around animal through middle of shoulders and brisket, just to shoul ders is too short for l*est work. Take ai! of brisket right hack against front legs and well hack on shoulder if you 1 want shoulder mounts. Detach skin from neck up to ear*. Cut off base of ears. Skin carefully around horns, and as you come to eye tie very care ful and not cut through lids or hair less places near them. Buck and front of eye are places to take great cure. In front Is the ‘tear pit’, dig out with out cutting. As you near the nose mud lips Ih* careful ns a cut in tlie short huir quite often results In n bud look Ing spot on the mounted head- Nos** cartilage may lie split and partly skinned out and fold of lips split so as to allow salt to penetrate. Remove all meat, at huso of ear and other plucps and lining of mouth, which ex tend hack along tooth from corner of mouth- Now salt the scalp all over. Roll up flesh side in for a couple or throe days. Flies must not bo al lowed to blow It. Use 4 to 8 pounds of flne suit for a deer, slump, goat or similar scalp; 10 to 25 ou moose, elk or caribou. Unroll and dry In shade. Roll up again before It Is dried hard. If weather is wet fir rainy use more suit, on both sides of scalp. It is not iieccftsnry to clean skull thoroughly, as we only use tlie part I sick of eyes. Remove brains und smelly parts however and salt. Skin* for fur rugs, cut open cor ner of mouth down throat and breast and out to end of tail, from Inside of feet, down Inside of legs to center cut. Leave claws on skins. Clean skins of all flesh and fat. salt heavily. Toll up and let lay a few hours. Stretch out well and dry lu the shade, as the sun will hum them. A conservative is otic who has his. —Sharon Herald Subscribe for The Herald. PRICE. FIVE CENTS THE TOGGERY As announced a couple of weaka ago ■ The Toggery, Meeker’s popular ladles' and children’s millinery and dress goods store is in new hands. , Mrs Ida E Thompson has succeed ed Mrs Ruudolph and will continue the high Htandard of goods net by the former proprietor. Many people In Meeker uud Rio Blanco county will In* pleased to hear that the Toggery Is to lie continued nt the old stand In tlie First National Bank block, and under competent hands. Mrs Thompson came here early last summer. She is the mother of -Mrs. Iliiusukur. wife of Dr HuiiMslcer and ; having met many of our people In a social way, Is already very well aud favorably known. She lias hud ample experience In tlie millinery aud ladles dress good* lines tn Chicago; so The Toggery will go ' forwurd. .lust now Mrs Thompson is familiar izlng herself with the trade, and I* sending off liberal orders for the lat est and l**st In fall and winter goods iin the lilies she will bundle. We be s|N*ak for her a successful and plea sant business career lu Meeker. Cull and get acquainted. IMPROVEMENTS IN MEEKER .There Inis not Im*cii much in the way of new building in Meeker dur ing past season (not that we don't need considerable new building, hut tin* time* were not Just right.) However, there has been consider nblc remodeling, repair and general Improvement work going on. Evard Rol**rt*on Ims remodeled and enlarg ed Ills residence on east Park avenue so that he now lias a handsome and cozy residence in pluec of an old one. Martin Patilsou had the work lu hand Mayor W D Simms remi*leU*d and added to the room capacity of Ida flue brick residence on Cleveland aveue. Kmcrt VunClonvc and J D Miller hnndled the Job. Eniert VanCleuve is remodeling and enlarging Ids residence on Fifth street Several small residences are under construction. We need several more of this class of residences. Everything points to much activity In the building line next spring and summer. A NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT A very noticeable Improvement, lately, was that made by the Oldlaud company in the oldlund block (old Hugos building). Tlie west show win dow splice has lieen done away with aud a solid wall takes the place of the large plate gins* window. The change does not detract from Hie architectural features of the build lug iiud gives a wonderful amount of new and needed slioty-counter space inside, with still plenty of show-win - (low space still left In the north front age. Mr Ambrose Oldlnud. the general manager of the Oldlnud Company, has other improvements in view which will add to tlie facilities In handling the companies large and growing vol ume of business. "BARNEY” BACON GONE Word came in Wednesday that F. o. Bacon had passed away at Grand Junction after an operation for appen dicitis ugcompuniod by complication*. The remain* will In* brought to Meeker for burial, which will Ik* from tin* Methodist church Sunday after noon- “ Barney” Bacon came to this town some years ago and wa* a salesman at Hie Hugiis store till It passed Into tin- Oldlnud control. Later, lie went to work at the Simms-Moultou store, and remained there till failing health compelled him to go to the Junction for medical and surgical treatment. IB* was a quiet, unassuming man. who was well thought of by qittny friends lu tills community, all of whom will sincerely sympathize with Ids young wife in her loss. ANOTHER RAILROAD RUMOR Byway of Utah conies reports that the Central Pacific railroad has pur chased the Bamberger Interest* an I Is going to connect with the Moffat Road. Make your own guess- It’s as good ns ours. A CARD OF THANKS We wibs to sincerely thank alt friend* and neighbors for their gen erous offers of help and manifesta tions of sympathy during the Illness, death and burial of our beloved boy. We feel particularly grateful for the profuse and beautiful floral offerings. DJt. and MRS C. H. FARTHING Subscribe for The Herald.