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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. Xxj^^MK HIGH SCHOOL NEWS THAO ED Y OF A CHIUHTMAH THEE "Just ii lone little pinion Sitting up here on the hill No one bus chop|s*d me fore kindling And I hope they never will. I want to shelter the leasts und birds And stay and watch the world." These were the pinion's musing words As the snow around hliu swirled. As the pinion planned Then man dlsplanucd For on the very next day fieri l came a man with an axe in his hand. And the pinion Inard him any. "The very thing 1 was looking for It is pretty and Just tin* right slxe, I'll cut it down und take it home I’ll bet they will open their eyes. Ho lie took his axe und Itegan to chop And to cut the little tree down The pinion soblicd, "Oh. I wish he would stop. Couldn't another one In* found*" Hut he had to have a Xmas Imt Ho he loaded it into his sled And took it home where his children three Duncisl around it and happily suld. We'll have a beautiful Xmas tree" And the tree felt a thrill of Joy To think that tin* time would ever lie When he would amuse the girla and boys When Xiuum Eve came and lie stood there All shining In tinsel and light lie thought. "1 must look really hand- SOUIM This licnts my old home out of sight". lie enjoyed the laughter and music And to In* tilled with present* for all He felt proud ns he thought of his brothers Hut his pride was sure to fall* On tlie very day after his Jubilee Hie morning after the night before They earrled the poor little pinion tree Out side, to lie happy no more. There sat the p<sir little pinion Next spring in* wus wit hem 1 and dead And chopped up ami made Into kindl ing Ills ending was awfully sad. This gives. the story und climax Of a poor little plniou tree. How lie was chopped by » woodman’s axe. On the day lieforc Xmas Eve. —Virginia Watklus THE LITERARY CLUBS The Literary Clubs will hold seper ate meetings Friday afternoon of the littli. Tlie Programs will couaist of musical selections and deflates. The iiieinliers are greutly interested In de bating for the High School has Joined the Colorado Debuting League. Both local and current questions will he con sidcrcd. Society A will consider tlie question "Resolved that tlie Turk should Is* kept out of Europe.". Soc iety B Hie question "Resolved that Athletics should Is* kept out of tlie School." HIGH SCHOOL CARNIVAL Tlie carnival which was Indeed u success is all over now. all except the Mils, hut we aren’t worrying aliout those, for everything turned out Just tine. We feel justified in saying that tho nigger baby was tlie attraction of the evening, although not many made a ‘hit’ with him. The candy, confetti, and sqmiwker booths wore also favorite centers of attraction. Tlie pretty maids in the Japanese Tea Garden rivaled tlie Bettor Baby Show for popularity. Long before the evening was over nil the fish were cjilight out of tin* pond as the fish seemed to bite exceedingly well. After a good crowd hud assembled up stairs above all tho din and confusion the tap! tap! tap! of a drum was heard- Every one made way for the negro He announced that the first show was on in the cabaret. Tlie people flocked down, for of course they didn’t want to miss it. After the show many re mained for the Jitney dance between shows and to eat ice cream and cake. Many of tlie good citixens while in the act of doing something they should n’t. were arrested by the police force and taken to Judge Htrehlke who pro nounced tlie line. Everyone seemed to have a good time and we certainly wish to thank the public for their splendid co-oper ation and support. ST. JAMES’ CHURCH Church School 0:45 a m Morning Prayer and sermon Ham Evening Prayer and Sermon 7 SO pm The REV. STUART CUTHBERTSON. 8.A., C.d’E., Minister in Charge It was 34 below xero at Harve Mont Tuesday r*ornlng. MONEY IN PIGS A I* McKeruan of Petrollte, took two cars of hogs to the Denver mar ket this week, and got $7.00 straight for them- There was all weights of pigs in the shipment, hut they were in good condition, and found a ready market. Mr Keruau drove his hunch to Rifle a distance of nearly thirty miles. He weighed jiml marked one ls*fore leav ing home for the railroad, and on ar riving in Denver weighed It agiilu; and found that It had only shrunk five pounds. There Is money in hogs if you know how to handle them. "Mac” kuows. There is also a big demand for moiin tain raised liog at all times. They have the leputution of being free from dis ease. RABBIT FRY A SUCCESS The rabbit fry for members and the friends of the Methodist Church Tues day evening at Meeker Hotel was a great success. Over a hundred plates served. After the supper the "family" listened to vocal and instrumental music, and talks by various people. After tho program many people slay ed for a social hour. Much credit for the success of this "church fam ily" supper Is due the never tiring Ladle* Aid Society and some of tho loyal men. MUST GOD WORK? This Is one of the questions Rev. F. C. Kattner will endeavor to answer next Sunday morning In Ida third ser mon oil "God". The particular theme for the morning Is "What is God do ing now?" The evening sermon will bo in line with'the morning theme and discuss God's relatlouship to disasters, epidemics, deaths, etc. Tlie Thursday evening meetings and a Sunday School Board meeting Friday night at Mr White’s are the announcements for the week. MORE "WATERED STOCK" A report states that the Standard Oil coin puny of Indiana will declare 100 per cent "stock dividend", and then goes on to say: HM stockholders will vote Dee. 27 on increasing the authorised capital stock from $140,000,000 to 250,000. 000. par $25. If the Increase is auth orised. It Is the intention to declare a 100 per cent dividend payable to hold ers of record Dec. 28. Capital stock outstanding Dec 31, sll2l. $107,300,455. The company ill 1020 paid a stock dividend of 150 per cent. Chairman Robert W. Steward Is quoted ns saying that the company’s surplus Sept. 30. wus $170,000,000, and that it was deemed udvlsable to con vert most of it Into capital. In plain language the above means that the consuming public will Is* called on to pay dividends on $250,000 000 of "stock” instead of $140,000,000. And people wonder at increasing bol s lie vie tendencies that ure abroad in the land. THE 1923 TOURIST SEASON Waterloo, lowa, Dec 14— A nation wide survey is now being made by the United States Touring Information Bureau. Inc., headquarters in this city to gather data for tlie third edition of the Tourists’ Camp Ground Map and Directory of the United States. This guide, bigger and lietter in every way than preceding editions, will be ready tor use by the'time the annual move ment of tourists begins in the spring. leading gurages and hotels, such ns ran Is* recommended for tourist patron age. will lie listed, together with camp ground facilities In thousands of cities and towns. Aeroplane landing fields will also be shown on the map. such being a new and desirable feature. Every marked transcontinental high way in the United States, as well as principal roads are plainly shown. Dif ferent from ull other maps on the mar ket. tlie United States Touring Infor mation Bureau, Inc., product design nates paving in every instance where it is completed. L B Strothman. engineer und map designer of many years’ experience, has steadily swelled the transient pop ulatlon of the country until it is now d force to is* reckoned with. Thou sand of towns and cities have seen the necessity of establishing camping grounds and otherwise providing for the tourists, both from the standpoint of attracting business to the town or city and tho value of good will and advertising so gained. Tlie United States Touring Informs tion Bureau, Inc., seeks to fill the gsp by bringing the tourjsts and the towns together and thla Is being accomplish ed by means of the guide and map. It Is a service of great value to both the tourists and the towns and cities list ed. MEEKER, COLO.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER Id. 1822. METHODS OF CONTROL FOR STOCK POISONING ON RANGE Tlu* method of control for stock poisoning on the range Is based upon tin* condition causing poisoning. It should always be borne In mind thut with the exception of >oeo» animals do not like polaoiioua plant*. The following principles may be given: 1 Know* the poisonous plants on tlie range used. A knowledge of the tiling to Ik* fought and to guard a giiiust must be had at the outaet. 2 Prevent overgrazing (1) by lim iting the number of stock (2) by Us ing the entire range as equally as pos slide, so that some sections ire not overgruxod while others are under graxed. (3) by not salting at the wit er holes hut away from thenfc as the former course tends to overgrat lug aliout the water hole. 3 If the range Is overgraaed for one class of stock, practice rotation graxing. l.e. change from cattle t’j sheep and vice versa. 4 Do not allow hungry stock to go on to poison patches. If It la nec essary to drve thru such an area, feed well before starting. Always before stopping for noon or at night, examine the ground to be graxed and make sure there are no quantttes of poison ous plants present 5 Do not use ranges too early where the poisonous plant appears be fore tlie other forage, but stay off un til palatable forage has a good start 0 In cases where the poison plant is excecdlly thick aliout water holes or along driveways that must be used, eradication of the plant Is the only practicable method of control- Remember: An animal with a stom ach fill of good forage Is not likely fee be poisoned.—William May. In Colora do Extension Bulletin 1 4-A A BREAKDOWN IN THE REVENUE SYSTEM Chicago. Dec 12—A complete break down of the national revenue system i unless tax-free securities are prohibi ted. was predicted here today by H. C McKenxle taxation director of be Ainericau Farm Federation, In an ad dress before the fouth annual cooven- Hon now in session here. He alao advo cated the taxation of jmttaual bank*. The speaker stated that dwindling tvenuca from the federal Income tax are due to errors in the 1921 tax law and the existence of about sixteen bil lion dollars of tax-free securities. The reinstatement of the excess profits tax should come, he said, in the event thut the 1921 tax law doesn't produce suf ficient revenue. THE "FARM BLOC" PROGRAM Tin* "Farm Bloc" Senator* and Re presentatives will undertake to pusli thru some farm hills which the Farm llloc considers especially Important. Among these will he an amendment to the Farm Loan act to enlarge the a moiint which can he lent to one Indiv idual and provide for more loan funds It ulso will do away with some of the re<l tape which now delays the making bf farm loans. Tlie opponents of the tlie Farm Loan act will undertake to amend It to make the bonds of the Farm I*oan hanks taxable. White this looks equitable on Its face it will certainly result in higher rates of Interest to fanners who use the farm loan banks and In my opin ion will lwneflt principally the loan companies and hanks which deal In bonds and which pay taxes only on their regular capital stock. Dewey’s flagship (you rememticr. "You may fire when ready. Grldley.”) was *sent to the scrap heap Saturday. Reporters tell you that Dewey’s ship the Olympia, will stand in history be side "Old Irouslde." But already the young voters don’t know wliat you mean when you say "IK*wey”. “Old Ironside" was in u REAL fight, the Dewey flagship was not. None the leas when Dewey entered a mined horbor. with all the chances of being blown up he dill all a man coufld do. And wliat a nice reward he got from Ills country! Nothing truer than "Republics are un grateful.”—Arthur Brisbane. « The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel lof last Monday, reached tills office in i reduced form, made necessary by the , fact that the Sentinel was engaged (two previous days) in moving Into its new’ building. The new home of the Sentinel Ik about the finest and most up-to-date of any paper In the state, outside of Denver. Tlie Sentinel Is one* of the liest edited and most enter prising papers In Colorado. May It continue to prosper and expand with the growth of the Junction. Our good friends—the Irish, are still engaged In the effort to settle Irish affairs by killing each other off. SWEET EXPECTS BACKING FOR HIS LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM "I have iio fours that my hands will be tied because I sliull not huve a. deni Ocrutlc legislature to back me in my work." William E Sweet, guvernor dlect. declared hi a speech at Greeley Saturday night. i "All that I ask is a body of men who recognise the fact that tlie problems Of farm credits and marketing must be solved, and w’ho are willing, teinnpr arily. to cast aside party lines to solve Governor-elect Sweet’s speech was devoted largely to marketing and farm credits. He declared that the reduction at taxes was one of the most Impor taut propositions before the coming ml ministration, and also a more fair distribution of tlie burden of taxation. "The hulk of Colorado property Is mu-aping tax free." Mr Sweet declared la advocating a thorough study of the Income Jux proposition. "At the present stock dividends are escaping taxes, tlie Great Western Su gar company, one of the largest cor porations in the state. Is not puylng taxes on u large part of its earnings— that which goes as dividends to stock holders. "We must have a law which will compel these corporations to pay their Mian* of the state’s expenses." Mr Sweet asserted that the farmer la confronted with three needs: "First”, lie said "Is legislation provid ing loans to bring crops to muturity. These must Is* of from six to nine to twelve months' duration. The ninety day loan system is an absurdity. "IJecond. there Is the need of long time loans on farm land to provide for Improvements, the third, credit to atockgrowcrs to enable them to bring their stock to muturity. These, of course, must run two or three years.” APPROVED BY EVERYBODY EXCEPT THE GAMBLERS The Oappcr-Tinchcr Anti-Gambling Grain Law is on the statute book. With the approval of both houses of Gangresa, the President, the Secretary afi Agriculture and all the big farm organisations In tlie United States. TV*, law's sole purpose Is to hold MN. at tradc'to fefioMte a ruin mar ketlng. not to destroy these organisa tions, only'to prevent them from us ing the farmers’ bushels for poker chips. The law also asks that repre sentatives of farmer co-operative mar ketlng organisations bo permitted to do business on boards of trade. The grain gamblers at Chicago are as loud 111 their protest against nd tnlttlng farmers to the grain exchang es as they are sgalnst the supervision which the law gives the Department of Agriculture to see that false ami misleading crop and grain reports are not Issued by market -Rumbling houses and that sheer gambling in grain is stopped. —Capper’s Weekly AMERICANS EATING LESS MEAT Figures and charts on the meat in dustry of the United States showing that the consumption of meat is de creasing are given in an exhibit, entit led "Live stock Statistics." by the Un ited States Department of Agricul ture at the International Livestock at Chicago, December 2 to 9. These statistics show that the Uni ted States, while still among tin* prin cipal meat-eating nations of the world is undergoing a general decline Isith in |M*r capita consumption of meat and In tlie number of food animals in proper tion to the population. Tills situa tion Is illustrated strikingly by a chart of the trend of human live-stock pop ulation in the. United States from 1850 to 1922. Among live stock the nmnls*r of swine Is the most variable and sheep show* the greatest general de cline. The relative positions of the curves in this chart at the present time indicate that tho nation will pro hahly experience Increasing difficulty in supplying its ever-Incrcaslng popu lation wltlL sufficient most products, j nad at the ' , me time providing a stir pluh of tlie.—- products for export. The principal meat-eating nations of the world. In order of per capitu con sumption. are Argentina. Australia, and New Zealand with tho United States fourth. The National Sugar Company Is go ing to declare a 50 per cent stock div idend. They have already declared their regular 7 per cent dividend. We all "chip" Into this "kitty" Couelsm. or auto suggestion. Is now all the rage. The fool American people will trite at anything. The White River Flour Mill will rcoped Tuesday December 12th. Price !of good milling wheat $1.25 I d-9 RALPH BICE, Miller EPISCOPALS WIN FIRST GAME The first game of the Rasketball ser les was played at Dunham’a Hall. Thursday nlglit. The high school girls played a preliminary game which was followed by the game between High School A team and Episcopal team- Tin* game was a good one and both tenuis played good hall for the first game of tlie season. Tin* Episcopal team came o;it wltii the long end of tlie score 33 to 10. High School A team: forwards. Lloyd and Peterson; center Johnson ; guards. McNew and Delghton. Episcopal team: forwards; Rea and Clinurd; center Soknl; guards Ford bain. Lyttle and Lowe. The turnout was very poor, mostly because of no announcement Isdng Hindi*. There will Is* another game next Friday evening lietween two more of the league. MT .STREETER C S Phelan, who Inis ls*en looking after the ML Streeter property during tin* sliut-dodhi of operations at thut place, was ri*gistered at the Meeker hotel Wednesday. Mr Phelan reports tliut the company which owns tlie big mine mill oilier pro|M*trty at that place, is all right, and tliut the work of development will Ik* resumed coming summer, hut on a moderate scule. as it would not pay to go mining coal until a railroad outlet is assured. Mlmy people In Meeker are Interest ed In Mt. Streeter, ull of whom will Is* pleasisl to hear tlint the prosp«*ets for that big enterprise are promising. SOCIAL DOINGS Mr ii ml Mrs Clifford Bartlett of Buford entertained last Wednesday evening with u delightful dinner par ty in honor of Glen RAriett. After tlie sumptious three course dinner the rest of the evening was spent with dancing and cards. The guests were: Miss Katherine Wlldhnck. Elisabeth Smith. Mr and Mrs Manley Dangler. Lorln Arthur, the honor guest and the host and hos tess. BEAUTIFIYNG A CITY In the will of the late ex-Govern»r Alva Adams, file I for probate In the Pueblo county court a few days ago. a provision is made for ls*qtietithing $50,000 to the city of Pueblo for the huildilig of a boulevard around the city as a measure of its lieautificntion provided that the city commissioners at any time within the next five years provide for the starting of work upon tin* same and lay plans for its gradual building. Pueblo has liccn tin* home of Alva Adams ever since he entered the state and he lias watched It develop. He lins seen the need or a lN*antiful boule vard which could Is* used for showing off the sights of the city and he has left u way for It to lie started. It is u fine thing for men with mon ey to sis* tlie public needs and leave Isdiind them something that will cause them to Is* roinemliered. Many weal thy people hoard up money and when they are dead they are forgotten— they have done little to rause them to Ik* remembered. They have forgotten tliut the money they have gained real ly does not liclong to them—lt belongs to tin* public and they have simply lind tlie use of it during their lifetime. They cannot carry it away with them Alva Adams was willing that u por tion of his wealth should revert hack to the public ami lie has so provided. Ills gift Is worth while and Pueblo will take advantage of It. The Adams boulevard will doubtless come Into life as a result of Ills tieneflcence.— Grand Junction News Yesterday we had more light snow, und continued wlnterish weather. The snows of tills week were a good ; thing for the country, as the ground i was not frozen. The snow will keep it from freezing; so, when It melts later nil the moisture will go into tlie ground, which will he in good condi tion for dry farm crops next year. \V« had a letter the other duy from old friend Dave Musselroun. Dave is wintering very nicely at Hartford. Kansas, hut is figuring on being with us uguln next summer. He sends ills re fcards to all white river friends, parti cularly the Limekiln hill hunch. A I tad storm struck Denver forepart of the week. The western slope was Aaved by the main range. REGISTERED SHORTHORN BULLS Have in Meeker 8 Registered Short horn Bulls for sale. Better take a look at them before buying. dO-tf CBAB WHIBNANT PRICE, FIVE CBNTS STRUCK A GOOD MARKET I ms! week The Herald noted that a large bunch of Mesa and Flag Cretjp cattlemen had atarted for the Kanaaf City cattle market. Boyd Walbridge returned from that market Thursday. He received $7.25 straight for his shipment; and B L Maiiaugh of Dnnforth park got $7410. Others who were on the K O market at the same time were Frank Keel* Ernest Hprod, II T Wllaon, and O W Brown of Flag Creek. Tom Ruckmaa of Hie Park was also there the same day ami others whose names we did not learn. Mr Mil mi ugli sent ii big shipment to Isis Angeles and got $8.25. He had the stuff they want on the Coast. This California market Is now the pluce to get the big momy. but yoft have got to have heavy beef steer* and gmsl quality. Small stuff is not want ed. The cattle business Is sure looking up. Make provision to say with It. NOTICE |'IO ALL HEALTH OFFICERS : i Dear Doctor: | At an emergency meeting of the Colo I State Bonn! of Health held December | 3. 1022. it was agreed that, the follow ing notice should he sent to all health Officers: "lleiuorriiaglc smallpox is epidemic in Denver und is making its appear ance elsewhere in tin* state. Its spread throughout the rest of the state will Is* more rapid from now on unless prompt and vigorous measures of control an* Instituted. Smallpox can is* controlled by vaccination pins prompt ami efficient measures of quarantine." It is strongly urged, therefore, that all local health boanls pass measures making vaccination prerequisite for school attendance. It is also urged that you start a campaign In your community. If smallpox appears ia your district. U will be imperative for you to declare tin* presence of an epi demic and enfon*e all Regulations of tlie Htute Board of Health relative thereto. We wish to call your special atten tion to an opinion, from the Affeotaerf General relative to vaccination of children : "When smallpox is prevalent, local hoards of health may make a regula tion requiring all children to be vac* ciliated against smallpox, or In Ilea thereof remain away from school dar ing the prevalence of smallpox, pro vided that a history of having had smallpox or a recent successful atlon against smallpox will be held as sufficient to permit the child to enter school." If aslstnnce from this office is need ed. please advise by wire. Please urge all physicians to prompt ly report sity case of smallpox or chicken pox. If an adult 1s reported ns having chicken pox. the same qnar iintlue and vaccination procedure should lie followed as If It were small pox. Yours very truly. TRACY R. LOVE Secretary Tin* Health Officer of Itlo Blanco County and town of Meeker, arc anx ious to co-operate with the Htate Board of health to prevent the spread of SinalliHix und therefore appeal to Hie |ieople of Bio Blaneo County to be vaccinated as soon as possible and particularly to see that all school children are vaccinated before return ing to school after the Holiday vaca tion. ( HAS. H. FARTHING County Health Officer FRANK M. GREEN i’linlrinau Board Co. Commissioners W. D. BIMMR Mayor LILLIAN BAKER County Supt. of Schools NOT LESS BUT MORE CONTROL A hunch of the national government now fixes the inuxiniuni for rail rates, and city government* fix street car fares and water rates; hut the hand lers of such natural products as coal and gasoline, us necessary to tlie puh lie as any of these other tilings, ar« free to charge what they please. Ktan dard Oil companies have Just finished distributing a billion dollars of sur plus profits by means of stock divi dends. following n summer In which gasoline was arbitrarily increased 3 cents, a gallon. This country needs not. less govern mental control of big business but more. The p«*oplo’s representatives In Congress should understand that point —Capper’s Weekly HELP—-A Florida paper says the moon-light in thHt State Is so bright that (he owls are dying of Insomnia*