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And The Paonia Newspaper
VOL. 8
Miss Golda Vermillion
Entertained by Friends
If Miss Golda Vermillion need
ed a further proof of her popular
ity as a "deestrict school marm"
she surely received it last Satur
day night at a neighborhood sur
prise party given her at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. VV. S. Betzer.
Mrs. Betzer had invited Miss
Golda to supper, presumably to
help celebrate Karl Betzer's birth,
day; which would occur the next
day, but in reality to have the
young lady where the school pit
tons wanted her. At 7:30 the
guests arrived as quietly as the
Arabs we read about hnd 35 peo
ple took possession of the Betzer
Walter Wiight brought his
phonopraph and fine collection of
records and the ladies in the
crowd brought the good things to
eat. The guests consisted of the
school. Mrs Morris Brown, Kd
ward Lain, Tom Nossaman and
Kd Burton, I.eon Montroy and
Chapson came out from town to
help Kail celebrate. Before Miss
Golda (as her pupils call her) had
recovered from her first surprise
the guests began showering birth
day presents upon her. The par
ents of the school children gave
her a beautiful chocolate set which
they joined heartily in hoping
would find a permanent rcsidance
in this loca!ity;and other presents
were a manicure set, seamstress'
work box,numerous boxes of can
dy, a bottle of perfume and a
china cup and saucer. Earl Bet*
zer was appropriately remembered
in the distribution of gifts.
To say that the evening was en
joyable spent and the refresh
ments of sandwiches, cake and
coffee hugely enjoyed would be
feebly expressing it. as even the
little tots stayed awake till 15
minutes of Sunday morning.
Little Miss Jessie Entry, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Kmry. came up from Hotchkiss
Saturday evening and visited over
Sunday at-the F. G Kmry home
on Poplar avenue.
Local Survey
Conducted by R F. Rockwell,
R. F. Coyle, C. M Stone, A J.
Hadley, assisted by Dr. John
Brown of New York luternrtional
Y. M. C A. Sec , and Mr. Angcll
of our county Y. M. C. A
The general committee on So
cial Survey met at Bruce hall
Friday evening the Bth day of
December, 1011, and heard the
reports of the several committees
previously appointed. The prin
cipal committees were the School
committee, the Public Health
committee, the Public Reci cation
committee and the committee on
Churches and Church Work.
In addition to the statistical
and general findings of fact re
ported by the several commitlces,
each committee made recommend
ations which arc hereafter printed.
The general committee was or
ganized permanently, with execu.
tivc officers and the sub-commit
iccs, composed of the chairman
an! members first appointed,
we e made permanent commit
The following arc the rcccm
mendations submitted by the
several committees:
Your committee apnointed to
make a social survey of public re
creation upon the findings here
with submitted, beg leave to re
port tnc following recommenda
First; That the Board of Trus
tees of the town provided a pub
lic bathing pool for both sexes at
a convenient or available location
with necessary dressing room fa
Second: That a shower bath
be provided in the public schools
for general public use
Third; That the public school j
grounds be used as a public play
ground in addition to its present
use, and that additional land ne
cessary to provide a suitable
ground be obtained.
Fourth: That older people
who attend private or club dances
be urged to attend the public
dances which are chiefly patron
ized by the young people; and
your committee recommends that
persons indulging in mtocicating
liquors be excluded from such
Fifth: Your committee also
recommends that the match ball
games between the organized lo
cal ball team and visiting teams
be played in the afternoon on
Thursday from 2 o'clock to 5, p.
m„ and that business houses be
urged to close during those hours
to enable the games to be played
on such week days, and so abol
ish match ball games on Sunday.
The Committee on Public Health
First. The immediate con
struction of a system of sewerage.
Second. An ordinance requir
ing that manure be placed in cov
ered recepticles until such times
as it may be collected and remov
Third. The daily removal of
garbage during the entire year,
such garbage to be placed by
householders in covered metal
recepticles and disposed of by
Fourth An ordinance regulat
ing the proper conduct of bakeries
restaurants, meat markets, gro
cers' stores, dairies and all others
who sell or expose for sale food
F'lfth. The proper surveillance
of tuberculosis cases and an or
dinance making the use of sputum
cups obligatory.
Sixth A nine hour day for
salesmen in stores, with a weekly
day and one half holiday (Sunday
and one-half of a week day.)
Seventh. The prohibition of
gambling and raffling devises in
stores and restaurants.
Eighth. The institution of at
least one public municipal lava
tory and toilet for each sex, and
a public bath.
Nine. An ordinance compell
ing the Denver and Rio Grande
R. R. to keep the public toilet at
its station in sanitary condition.
Ten. The retention by the
school board of the service of a
competent medical officer, who
shall visit the schools periodical
ly, report and treat any cases of
physical deficiency, and give
such instruction anti advice to the
teachers and the superintendent as
he may deem fit and proper.
Shungopavi Gave
Excellent Entertainment
The M E. church was filled to
its utmost capacity last Saturday
night with the crowd who were so
anxious to see and hear Shungo
pavi, the tul'-blood Moqui Indian,
and one thing sure, he certainly
made good. The first part of the
evening he devoted to a sketch of
the lives and habits of his race in
their native homes on the mesas
of Arizona. At the close of the
sketch he asked to show his au
dience a few of the white man's
ricks, and he did too. He is a
magician of ability and equal to
any white man.
He was accompanied by his
daughter Juanita, who assists him
but on accojnt of the scries of
evangelistic services in progress
aI the church and other circum
stances, we did not have the
pleasure of hearing her. The peo
pie were more than pleased with
the entertainment which was the
second number on the Epwrrth
League lecture course
The Star Grocery Store
Opens for Business
With a free lunch la*t Saturday
the new Star Grocery opened for
business under the management
of G. F. Walling and Jimmie
Evans. Both of these gentlemen
were foimerly connected with the
Miller Mercantile company and
are well acquainted with Paonia
people to whose needs they
catered for several years. They
are in the building formerly oc
cupied by the postoflice on the
corner of Grand and Second
Tho building has been remodeled,
foundation lowered, and is in an
altogether excellent location.
Here's success to our new grocers.
Bert Long Sells
Interest to J. B. Miller
The Paonia Meat Market Peri
odically changes hands. This week
Bert Long sold out his interest to
J. B. Miller, formerly manager of
the Miller Mercantile company
store, and the meat market is now
under the management of Sams &
Miller, proprietors.
Mr Miller has long been one of
Paonia's most prosperous business
men and will make a success in
this new venture
Official Call for Second
An nual Convention
Second Annual Convention to
be held in Pueblo, Colorado, Jan
uary 11 and 12, 1912.
Official call for convention.
Whereas, the construction of
good roads in the State of Colo
rado is a matter of great moment
to all citizens; and
Whereas, the State highway
commission, together with the
commissioners of the several
counties of the state, has been
among other things engaged in
preparing a comprehensive plan
for a Good Roads System through
out the state, and
Whereas, the question of the
issuance by the state of a bond
issue of ten millions of dollars for
the construction of good roads
will be before the good people of
the state at the next general elec
tion to be held in 1912, and
Whereas, the securing for good
roads purposes of the internal im
provement fund and the internal
improvement income fund as pro
vided for by House Bill No. 200
of the Eighteenth General Assem
bly is a matter for considerat : on,
Whereas, the building of trans
continental routes across the state
are of vast benefit to all, and
Whereas, all these questions are
of great interest and untold im
portance to the people of all sec
tions of the state of Colorado,
Therefore, this, official call for
the second annual convention of
the Colorado Good Roads Con
ference Association is issued; said
convention to be held in the city
of Pueblo, January 11 and 12, A.
D 1912, at such hour and place
as may be designated by the Pu
eblo citizens having in charge the
arrangement for said convention.
Said convention is tefbe compos
ed of delegates appointed as
follows:—the mayor of each city
and town in the state of Colorado
having 1,000 or more population
to appoint three (3) delegates;
each Chamber of Commerce,
Board of Trade, Real Estate Ex
change, organized Highway As
sociation. State Grange, Farmers'
Union, or other organized com
mercial bodies to appoint three
(3) delegates; each state or county
good roads association to appoint
three (3) delegates; each board of
county commissioners to appoint
three (3) delegates; each incor
porated Driving and Riding or
Automobile club to appoint three
(3) delegates; the President of
the Agricultural College and the
Commissioners of the State peni
tentiary to appoint (3) delegates;
each incorporated reservoir or
ditch company to appoint one (1)
delegate; and the following shall
be delegates by virtue of their
positions, the commissioners ot
the state penitentiary, the warden
of the state penitentiary and the
warden of the state reformatory;
the commissioners and surveyors
of the several counties; the en
gineer of each city or town hav
ing a population of 1.000 or more;
the publisher or proprietor of each
daily or weekly newspaper, and
the officers and directors of the
Rocky Mountain Hotel Men's
George D. Mcston of Pueblo is
hereby appointed chairman of a
committee of citizens of that city
to be in general charge of the
convention, to make such arrange
ments as they may deem neces
sary, and to aid in the arrange
ment of the program for said
meeting and authority is hereby
given the chairman thus appoint
ed to select his own committee.
It is desired that the names and
postoffice addresses of the dele
gates appointed under this call be
forwarded to W. H. Emmons, as
sistant secretary. Good Roads
conference Association, care com
merce Club. Pueblo, Colorado, in
order that they may be communi
cated with by the committee on
program prior to the convening
of the convention
Done this sixth day of Decem
ber, A. D. 1912. and witnesseth
our hand and seals.
Attest: C. A. Johnson,
President Colorado Good
Roads Conference Ass'n.
E. C. Van Diest, Secretary.
Obituary, Andrew DeWoody
A shadow was thrown over the
entire community last Sunday
when word was passed through
our little city that Andrew De-
Woody was dead.
Andrew Alexander DeWoody,
the son of Nelson and Mary
DeWcody, was born in Loup City,
Sherman County, Nebraska, on
November 3, 1873 He was the
first white child b.rn in Loup
City. He died on December 10,
1911 at 1:30 A. M. at his home in
Paonia. Colorado, at the age ot 38
years, 1 month and 7 days. He
was married to Miss Georgia
Stevenson February 2, 1898. Th s
union was blessed with two daugh
ters, Mary Pauline and Donna
Besides the widow and two
daughters he leaves to mourn his
departure, father and mother also
brothers and sisters as follows:
W. L DeWoody and Mrs. Nina
Wade of Paonia, Earl DeWoody
and Mrs. Tacy Morley, of Wash
ington. Arthur DeWoody, of lowa
and Mrs. Pearl Ashby of Wiscon
He was a member of the A. F.
& A. M. and of the Moderu Wood
man, also the Brotherhood of
America. He gave his heart to
the Lord Jesus Christ when IS
years of age and his hand to the
Presbyterian church in Coggan.
lowa He was an active member
in the church until his removal to
Paonia, Colorado, where he united
by certificate with the Methodist
church, was an active member of
the M. E Sunday school and the
Epworth League. He was a val
uable man in the councils of our
church official board. Andrew
had engaged in ranching for a
time since his comi-g to Paonia.
Then engaged in business with
his brother, W. L. DeWoody till
ill health forced his retirement
last spring. Since then he has
been trying to regain his health,
but the dread disease tuberculosis
claimed him after a brave strug
gle, on December 10, 1911. He
was fully resigned to God. He
lived a beautiful life. He was a
man among men, a Christian
among Christians, a tender hus
bahd. a wise, patient and sympa
thetic father.
The funeral was held Tuesday
Dec. 12, from the M. E. church,
conducted by the pastor. J Q.
Vermillion, who selected as his
text Luke XXIII-50.
The A. F. & A M. took charge
ot the body and buried him with
the honors of that order. The
M .dern Woolman attended the
funeral in a body. The business
houses closed tor the funeral. It
was one of the largest funerals
ever held in Paonia All of which
shown the high esteem in which
he was held in the community.
Clarence Edwards
Meets with Accident
On Tuesday afternoon while un
loading grain from a car in the
yards at Somerset, Clarence Ed
wards met with an accident. He
was just stepping through the car
door into a wagon w ith a sack of
oats when his ankle twisted and
in some manner was thrown ill
such a shape that one of theankle
bones was broken. He was taken
home where Dr. Bowie dressed
the injured member and he is get
ting along nicely though he will
be laid up for several weeks.
NO. 20

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