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Rocky Ford Enterprise .
THIRTIETH YEAK
ARKANSAS VALLEY
DITCH ASSOCIATION
Holds Annual Meeting in La
Junta Wednesday
OLD BOARD OF
DIRECTORS ELECTED
(Committee Chosen and Plans Made
to Vigorously Defend the New
Kansas Water Case
The annual meeting of the
Arkansas Valley Ditch Associa
tion was held in La J uuta on Wed
nesday and called forth a goodly
representation from the several
ditch companies of the valley who
are members of the association.
To the people of the valley the
most interesting business before
the meeting was the consideration
of the suit recently brot by the
firmey County Water Users As
sociation of Kansas to compel the
Colorado irrigation companies to
release to them 250 cubic second
feet from the Arkansas river flow
because of a claimed prior right.
The claim is virtually a repetition
of the Kausas-Colorado case that
was compromised about a year ago
only not nearly so strong, ami a
committee consisting of B. B.
Nowells, W. C. Beaty auil E. H.
Gerecke was appointed to vigor
ously defend the rights of the
Colorado water users.
The old board of directors was
elected to look after the affairs of j
the association for the coming !
year, as follows: C. K. Mcllarg, »
Pueblo; E. H. Gerecke and W, L: |
Sickenberger, ltocky Ford; B. B. j
'Nowells, Lamar; John Washburn, |
La Junta; John Cowdeu, Gluey; j
D. A. Luginbill, Holbrook; W. 8. |
Partridge, Holly.
An assessment of $1.25 per j
cubic second foot was levied to |
defray the expenses of the associ- j
ation for the coming year, and a
special assessment of $5 watf made
to meet the expenses of the Kan
sas case. The latter will only be I
called as required and it was bo-!
lieved that but a small portion of ,
it would be required.
Immediately after the anuual
meeting the board of directors got
together and organized with the
same old officers, as follows:
President —C. K. McHarg
Vice President —VV. S. Partridge
Secretary—E. H. Gerecke
Treasurer—Frank Kreybill.
Maybe They Were Friendly.
The Mesopotamian valley, up which
the British expedition from the Per
sian gulf has made its way. Is. accord
ing to tradition, man’s first —and last —
paradise. But Tommy Atkins, toiling
through the sand under a blazing sun.
lighting fleas and files as well as
Turks and Arabs, did not find the
country Edenlc. One night when the
troops were trying to sleep one sol
dier was heard to say to another:
”Ere. Bill, if this is the Garden of
Eden. I wonder what Adam and Eve
did with these ’ere mosquitoes a-buz
sin' around 'am?"
BASKETBALL BEGINS
Rocky Ford Boys Wallop Pueblo Y.
M. C. A. in Fast Game on
Wednesday Night
The ltocky Ford high school
basketball team played the Pueblo
Y. M. C. A. quintet in Cheek’s
hall on Wednesday night, as the
curtain raiser for the coming sea
son. The game was exciting tliru
out, with the local lads on the
long en«l of the score. As the
Pueblo team was composed of men
of more experience thau the home
boys the local team deserves ad
ditional credit for the victory.
The game was featured by the
sportsmanlike conduct of both
teams, Nicholls of Rocky Ford
playing the stellar game.
The lineup of Rocky Ford was
as follows: Crosier and Culp, for
wards; Nicholls, center; Jackson
and Steward, guards. H. S. Culp
acted us referee to the satisfaction
of spectators ami players.
The score was 25 to 20 in favor
of the home boys.
MARKET REPORT
New High Price Record on Lambs,
Rattle and Hogs Are Steady
Kansas City Stock Yards, Dec, 26
Eight thousand cattle arrived for today’s
market, and sales were steady to 10
higher, trading active, top steers $10,25.
Missouri steers brot $10.25, and nine
ijads of pulp fed 6teers from ScottsblufF,
Neb., first here this seasc;;, sold at $ 10.10
and $ 10.20 around 1300 pounds average.
Strictly prime steers are quotible at $ 11
or a little better. Medium to good short
fed steers bring $8 50 to $ 10 Range of
prices on beef steers is considerably nar
rower than two or three weeks ago, to
the advantage of the lower prioed steers
Cows continue firm, best around SB.
medium cows $6 50 to $7 75, cutters
$5.75 to $6.25, canners $5 25 to $5.65
A string of Colorado cows sold to day at
$6.85, $7.10 and $7 85. canner $5.25.
Packer competition was very strong
todav, choice heavy hogs selling to the
packers up to $10.50. Medium weights
sold largely at $10.15 to $lO 45, lignts
$9.60 to $10.25. bulk of sales $9.90 to
$10.45. Average weights are increasing
but remain low, I 85 lbs. last week, which
means a iack of good lard hogs. Eastern
killers are buying many of their hogs at
Western markets, a feature that helps
keep up prices, but packers engage in
stronger competition among themselves
than they nave at any time in recent
months. Evidently hogs are needed.
Prices of sheep and lambs continue to
creep upwards. Two lots of iambs sold
at sl3 25 today, a new high record, and
numerous lots brot $13.15, equal to pre
vious high record, paid last Friday. Year
lings are quotable up to $1 1 50, wethers
$lO, owes $9.25. all these last three
classes due for more money to put them
in line with lamb prices. High prices for
pelts is a factor in the strong markets
which makes it more secure than in form
er years. Feeding lambs are worth
sll 50 to 812.
Work of Small Creatures.
It has been learned quite recently
that the work of the earthworms Is
completed, not only by bacteria,
fungi and algae, but also by count
less minute animal organisms. In
cluding nematodes or thread-worms,
olfgochetae, tardigrades or bear
animalcules and rotatoria or wheel
animalcules, which are worms less
than one-fiftieth of an inch long.
\ REUNION |
¥
| —KANSAS £
| —PENNSYL- |
| VANIA |
| —NEBRASKA f
I K. P. HALL I
SATTJJECyMg X
Come all and come early so we •{•
A can have dinner promptly at 12 !j.
X o’clock. Tell everyone from these X
•{• states to come and pin on your •{•
last year's badges—they have no *•,
X dates—and dont forget the basket y
•j* of Good Things to Eat. *f
•j. A good program has been ar- X
X ranged for the afternoon. y
Executive Committee «j*
ROCKY FORD, COLORADO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 191«
■Copyright.)
The Old Year.
LD year, you are ‘hrough,
I And you slip from us now,
While wo look to the new
o:
That is making its bow
With the hope it will bring
Us the joys that we crave
And the welcome belle ring
While you go to your grave.
Ah, what is this life
But a year when all’s said,
Joy, anguish and strife
And ths tears that we shed?
Old year, in your days
We havo laughed with delight
And have danced in the haze
Of your glorious light.
Many songs wa have sung.
And our dirges we've played,
And our hearts have been wrung
When our loved ones we’ve laid
Cold and still in the ground.
We have sorrowed and wept
As ws stood by the mound,
But our trust we have kept.
Old ysar, in your days
Thtrs was happiness too.
On our varying ways
Blossomed roses and rue.
There were pleasures and pain.
There were struggles and strife,
Thera were both loss and gain
In the round of your life.
But in summing it up
As you slip from our hall
You poured in our cup
More of eweet than of gall.
A mixture of eweet
And of bitterness, too;
Some tasted defeat;
Successes some knew.
And that is our life,
When it’s all said and done,
A portion of strife
And a portion of fun.
Oh, may it be chanted
Of me when I’m through
He lived and he planted
More roses than rue!
NEW YEAR’S
RESOLUTIONS
Good to Make on Any Day ol
Any Year.
For the Well that They May Keep Well!
For the Slok thut They May (Set Well!
Resolved:
That I will take better core of my body.
Resolved:
That I will week to know more about
my body and no be better able to give it
proper care.
Resolved:
That I will try to aid others that they
may take better care of their bodies.
Resolved:
That I will plan to learn more about the
conditions which affect the physical well
being of others.
Resolved:
That I will give particular attention, as
occasion makes possible, to conditions af
fecting the health of the poor, the Igno
rant and the neglected.
Resolved:
That in school, church, club, lodge, un
ion or society I will encourage the discus
sion of health topics and the suggestion
of plans toward hotter health conditions
In the community.
Resolved:
That I will endeavor every day of every
year to—
Sleep In the Fresh Air.
Work in the Fresh Air.
Play in the Fresh Air.
Live in the Fresh Air.
Resolved:
• That I will present these resolutions, If
possible, to every class and society to
which I belong.
Little Bits Of
New Year Verse
Touch us gently. Time !
Let us glide adown the stream
Gently—as wo sometimes glide
Through a quiet dream.
When time is flown, how it fled
It is better neither to ask nor tell.
Leave the dead moments to bury
their dead.
THE LAST CALL
A New Year Apostrophe.
BABY smiles in its mother's facs,
There at her breast in a soft em
brace —
A
A life beginning and all to learn.
Oh, mother heart that shall Isap and
yearn,
Teaching the dimpled feet to walk,
Teaching the honeyed mouth to talk!
Oh, time, make haste for the baby dear
And spread the coming of each New
Year!
A youth with the fire and blood of
spring
And hope that rises on eager wing
Thrills at the sight of a maiden’s blush,
Stirring his heart with the First hot
flush
Of love requited, that finds its mats
And yet but a little while must wait.
Watches and listens thy step to hear.
Oh, speed thy coming, thou sweet New
Year!
In manhood’s prims there is standing
one.
And all but his greatest task is dons.
Beyond his reach, but before his eyes.
Greatest of all is the final prize.
Yet but a little he’ll hold it fast;
A year and a day 'twill be his at last.
Conquering spirit that knows not fear,
Bidding thee hasten, oh, brave New
Year!
Gray is the crown of a wholesomo life
And peace the benison sweet of strife.
An aged man with his strsngtn nigh
spent,
With nerves a-tremble, his slight form
bent.
Erect in spirit and white of soul,
With steps that falter, is near the goal.
With eyes bedimmed, but a faith that’s
clear,
He craves but thy rest, oh, blest New
Yearl
—New York World.
AGGIES RALLY
Graduates and Friends of Colorado
Agricultural College Will Come
Together New Years Night
Arrangement!! have been per
fected for a getting together of the
alumni and former students of the
Colorado Agricultural College who
are residing in Crowley and Otero
counties in this city ou New Years
night.
The reunion will he held in the •
high school nuditorium and all j
high school students who are in- I
terested iu advanced studies, as
well ns the former students of the
college are cordially invited to at
tend.
An interesting program is being
arranged and everyone who attends
is assured that the meeting will l>«*
greatly enjoyed and well worth
while.
NEARING NUPTIALS
Beef Seed Expert and Rocky Ford
Schoolmam to Wed
W.W. Tracy Jr., seed expert in the
government department of agriculture,
left today for Ann Arbor, Mich., where
he will be married Saturday to Miss
Gertrude Hunawill of that city.
The groom haa been a resident of
Rocky Ford for the past two years,
being stationed here by the govenment
in the work of sugar beet seed investiga
tion. He is one of the most valued men
in the service and ia the author of several
of the best agricultural works that have
been published by the government.
Miss Hunawill has been a teacher in
the commercial department of the high
school for the past year and is highly
educated and during her residence in
this city she has made a host of friends.
The newlyweds will enjoy quite an
extensive wedding trip which will in
clude Philadelphia, New York and Bos
ton and they will spend several weeks
in Washington before returning to this
cityywhere they will make their home.
INTERESTING RECITAL
Scheduled by Local Talent to Take
Place in First Methodist Church
This Evening
It gives The Enterprise great
pleasure to announce that our
talented youn" elocutionist, Hurry
HAHRY G. KEIPER
Keiper, and violinist, Lester Sev
er. have consented to make public
appearance here for their friends
and show the improvement they
have made since entering the
Horner Institute. Flattering re
ports have been received at differ
ent times from Kansas City, but
at the First Methodist church this
evening will he the first opportu
nity afforded the home people to
LESTER B SEVER
hear for themselves how our hoys
have been “making good” in their
vocations.
Assisting oar hoys in the Meth
odist church this evening will he
Miss Rachel Allen of Trinidad,
also a stud' nt at Kansas City and
solo soprano of the Kansas City
Symphony Chorus, who is highly !
spoken of us a vocalist.
I Because of the illness of Mrs.
Hattie Randall, the accompanist
upon this occasion will he Miss
Ruth Davenport, whose ability as
a pianist is well known ami every
one will he pleased to hear her on
the pipe organ.
Following is the program.
W ORGAN SOLO
Selected
Ruth Davenport
READING
“The Man in the Shadow"
Harry G. Keiper
VIOLIN SOLO
Meditation from Thais (Messana)
Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven
(Kreisler)
Lester B. Sever
vocal SOLO
"A May Morning” (L. Denza
"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal"
(Quitter)
“From the Land af the Sky Biue
Water" ' (Cadman’’)
Miss Rachel Allen.
READING
“His Famous Deed,'
Harry G. Keiper
VIOLIN SOLO
• Legende (Bohm)
The Swan (C. Saint-Saens)
Lester B. Sever
VOCAL SOLO
"When Love is Kind” (Moore)
’Until” " (Sanderson)
’.Or.e Fleeting Hour”
violin obligato
Miss Rachel Alien
READING
"The Fruit of the Tree”
Harry G. Keiper
no. :n
MERRY AND
HAPPY YULETIDE
Was Spent by Old and Young;
of This City
SANTA CLAUS IMPARTIALLY
DISTRIBUTES HIS FAVORS
Cupid and Madam Stork Are Among
the Celebrants of this Festive
Christmas Season
Ah everyone anticipated the
Ynletide Reason in being right
royally celebrated in ltocky Ford,
Tlio (In! only .snow to ho found
liereal o its was iu the moat shady
place** wlnro it. had lain Kind last
week, the mercury has been hunt
ing cover all week, giving a win
tory feel to the weather that lihh
imparted vigor and auap to the
Ynletide festivities.
So far as heard from no person
in thin city was overlooked by
Santa Clans ami his coadjutors
from the Associated Board of
Charities, the churches and the
Good Fellows, of whom there.**
quite a host. Nowhere was Christ
mas morning more pleasantly
spent than at Young’s grocery
store where the children of the
southeast part o[ the city to the
number of 2<K) were callers and
received generous treats.
Christmas Wedding
Cupid joined in the celebration
of the Ynletide season the Rocky
Ford victims of Ids darts being
Alisa Annie Jorgelison and Chris
Hausen, who were united in the
bonds of matrimony on Saturday,
and immediately after the cere
mony —before even their relatives
got wind of the event —left for
Denver, and the good news came
hack on Cliristmas.
The happy groom is a son of
Robert Hansen of Holbrook, one
of the most prosperous and prom
inent Danes iu the valley, ami his
bride is a granddaughter of
Thomas Jorgenson, 501 South
Fourteenth street and daughter of
Jorgen Jorgenson, formerly of
this city hut now residing near
Las Animas. The newly-weds
will he given a hearty welcome
upon their return.
Christmas Babes
That fabled bird, the stork, re
membered two Rocky Ford fam
ilies with Christmas presents, be
cause of which there is groat re
joicing iu several homes.
At II o’clock-on Christmas
morning the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Strousse was visited aud a
line baby girl was the Christmas
package that was left.
About noon on Christmas Mr.
ami Mrs. Hormen Cornelius wore
the recipients of a bouncing baby
boy, over whom Gruudnd Gerhiug
was almost as highly tickled as
the happy parents, sc ‘tis said.

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