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íVi' o, I7V,i " ! .' ''' 0. fc. ;i í'r ÁYT0I ZEN VOLUME 12 CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1916. NO. 5. Us 11 11 i v r7 j j vrfYr K f. New Standard Linotype is Installed at Citizen Office New equipment makes this the most completely equipped Job and News Office in The above is a picture of the new Linotype Machine that has just been installed in the Citizen office. With this addition to our already well equipped office, we are without ques tion the best equipped print and job office in this part of the state or i. country any where., We want to make confession here and that is this. When we came to Clayton and bar gained for the Citizen office, we had , in mind a small country newspaper Offioesuch as we owned and operated across the Panhandle in Oklahoma. Our plans were to have our brother "Jimmie," who is is our foreman at the present time, to take charge of the mechanical part of the office and do all of this work and that I, Yours Truly, was going to add a side line to our duties as Editor. We had great , plans. But we were destined to have "an interrupted journey." .We have been hiring our Linotype - TTViS UVUV VM VltU 11 b n j) Villi. G 1U biUD town, ' thanks to their courtesy, and in addition have been compelled to keep two extra men on the job nearly all of the time since taking charge of the plant We do not say now that wi have a Newspaper plant but that 4 i really Have an up-to-date, well Quipped Publishing Plant We have (ompetent men on the job all the time, both as compositors and pressmen and don't feel ourselves too small to bid ,apainst printing concerns, in Denver, "iáVi&k Cíty'Snd" other of tlie larger cyties. We are on the MAP. Just to snbw you, in quite an extensive job of work that one of the leading mer chants of our town contemplated hav ing done, we were asked to give an estimate on the job. Among others asked to do the same thing, we were within lOcts. of a Trinidad house and BOcts. of a St Joe., Mo. house. We are here for the business and are big enough for the job. It is our inten tion to keep our plant "up to the the METHODIST NOTES Morning: Sunday, school, 10:00. Preaching at 11:30, Subject:, "The Place of Prayer in the Life of. the Church. Evening: Preaching 7:30, Subject "The Annual Tragedy" Rev. Autho P. Gaines, Pastor o M. E. LADIES AID The Methodist Ladies Aid spent a most pleasant and profitable after noon Wed. Feb. 9th at the home of Mrs. H. B. Woodward. The president, Mrs. Wodward led the devotional services after which the general routine of business was transacted. Those present 'ere: Mesdames May, Ramcy, Errett Farber, Hann Ileringa, Small, Schleter, Akin, J. W. Murray, E. E. Plank, Gaines Rutledge, Thompson, Jennings, Porter, Selvy, II. D. Plank, Harry Hann, Byrne and Woodward, j The hostesses were Mrs. Woodward and Mrs. Byrne. The next meeting will be Feb. 23 at the home of Mrs. Floyd Akins, and the hostesses are Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Akins. . 1 . ' ' o CARD OF THANKS . We wish to thank through the col umns of the Citizen the members of the J. O. O. F. and Royal Neighbors fortheir kindly assistance rendered us during the death and burial of our beloved father and brother, R. M. Hight ' Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Hight Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Craig ' : J. F. Craig - E. P. H.ght . M. A. Hight E. H. H.ght this part of the State minute." We want to possess the characteristic of the get up and get spirit of the city. We may hit a few bumps or go over some of the rough places at a rate of speed that would ? W" a kl"dly plfa8ant fieman shake things up occasionally but wet0 eVeryne he met ' will strike a level stretch of roadj Contributed. some time, some where and we will go some when we hit it ' Seriously, and with all modesty, we are proud of our little Bhop, we are proud of the fact that we decided to locate in this the best city of its size in the United States, and we solicit your patronage in any and every department of our work, whether it be News, Job Work or in our Adver tising department, and it sh3 be Wr greatest pleasure to serve you honest ly, judiciously and with dispatch. Our office is open at all times to all peo ple, both ladies and gentlemen. We say this modestly too, that ladies are just as welcome, into our shop as any one and we assure you that nothing shall greet your eyes or ears that the most refined shall have reason to take any offense at We always have exchanges on hand and comfortable chairs to sit in and rest and read a wne OBITUARY Robert M. Hight, who was laid to rest on last Sunday afternoon in the cemetery here, followed by a large concourse of friends and relatives, was one of the most popular and well liked citizens of his community. He was born August the 2nd,1857, at Geneva, 111., and passed out last Thursday morning at 6 a. m. He went to Kansas when a boy of eleven years of age in the early days of that state when pioneering was the order of the day. He was married to Miss Sallie Craig in 1882 and to them were born two children, a son, T. D. Hight of Thomas, N. M., and a daughter, Mrs. Walter Johnson of this city. During his residence in Kansas he was active ly engaged in political work and as sisted Senator Fitzpatrick in conduct ing state affairs for several years. His personality was such that he really made friends wherever he went and inspired confidence in his associates to such extent that he was a very valuable assistant to the Senator. After the country in which he lived so. long became settled he decided to come on west and settled in New Mex ico on a homestead near Thomas, N M. in 1907 on which he made proof. Two years after his arrival here his wife passed away leaving him very lonely and his little grandson Rob' bie Johnson, who is also his name' sake, has been his faithful and de voted companion ever since. He leaves a large host of friends to mourn his loss as well as a daughter, Mrs Walter Johnson of this city, a son, T.' D, Hight, of Thomas, three step sons, R. H. Craig of Longton, Kansas, J, F. Craig of Manzanola, Colo., J. R. Craig of Cushing Okla.,' two sisters, Mrs.. Margaret Young of Oak Valley Kansas, Mrs.' Mattie Gillispia .of Elk City, Kansas, and five brothers, E. Hight, of Independence, Kansas, A. Hight of Thayer, Kansas, A. N. Eight of Modesa Kansas, George Hight of Lafontine Kansas and , H. Hight of Oak Valley Kansas, be sides a great many grandchildren, one of whom will miss him more than can be told in words, as he was passion ately devoted to his grandfather and would make any sacrifice to please him. Mr. Hight was kind and affectionate father, a staunch and loyal friend OBITUARY On Saturday afternon, at the home of her parents, about 20 miles north east of Clayton, Susan, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Tal bot passed into the world beyond, from which no traveler ere returned. Little SuBan had not been well for some time, but her last illness came as a shock to all, as she had not been considered seriously ill, until the day before her death. , , I Susan Catherine Talbot was born Oct 80,1908 and died Feb. 5, 1916 at 11:30 a. m., being 8 yrs. 3 mo. and 6 days of age. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gaines of Clayton, at the home on Monday afternoon, and burial was in Wanette cemetery. LilJe Susan was loved by all, and will be greatly missed at school and in the commun ity, as well as. leaving a vacant place in the hearts of all at home. o t. J.'H,.l.CARp OP á! Jmjxs. i - We wish to thank our friends for their kindness and words of sympa thy to us during the sickness and death of our beloved little daughter, Susan. Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Talbot. i, f ' 'if ' )'' 'M'''""' ' i U- ''-mi '- -- Mission Theater Has Grand Opening The above is a picture of. the New , Mission Theatre that made its bow to the public on Monday night, Feb. 7th, and took its place as one of the most magnificent Auditoriums in the entire southwest. Long before the time set for the doors to open, the spacious portico was jammed full to the extent that when the doors open ed those that had reserved seat tickets were held back for a consid erable length of time before being able to enter the auditorium at the time the doors opened. 'Mrs. Guntz and Mr. Earle, in charge of the tick ets at the window, certainly were on the rush to accommodate those who were anxious to get inas it was evident long before all were in that the room would not hold the crowd. vThe house was filled to overflowing. The city and county turned out en- masse to witness the opening exer cises and to be counted among the ndmber that should be present when the first curtain was rolled upj When all was ready, the house was filled, and every one in watchful waiting, the lights were turned on and the cur tains raised andjthc first sight that met the gaze of the anxious specta tors was a trio of the leading citi zens of the town, the Hon. O. P. Easterwood, who was to make the opening address, Hon. Juan Duran, who was to follow him in Spanish, and P. Mr. Morris Herzstein, the owner of M.'the new building. Both addresses Hog ography Just As Important As Geography, Says Supt. Merstelder It is just as important for the young folks who live in the country to learn something about the successful meth ods of farming and stock raising as it is for them to know the name of a small river in South Africa or the family history of some Roman war rior. That is what State Supervisor L. C. MersfeMer, of the department of in dustrial education, is telling the teach ers of New Mexico in a printed cir cular issued today. To call attention to some of the problems which are being dealt with today through the industrial clubs that are being organized under the supervision of the state and nation, Mr. Mersfelder has propounded nine questions for consideration of teach ers throughout New Mexico. These questions tend to emphasize the point that "an education is a preparation for complete living." The questions are the following: , 1. Why have some of our town and city schools been so much more successful than others in keeping in school, boys and girls who apparently had lost interest in the ordinary text book work? 2. Why are so many of our young men upon leaving our public schools unable to secure and hold a good position while others have no trouble in securing and filling with credit a position as stenographer, bookkeeper, carpenter, or making a success on the farm t ' -1; 'Why- iV hVfchat hké1;rktrA butcher a six month's old pig that 1 . a . weighs 75 pounds while his neighbor across the road has raised a pig the same age that weighs 150 pounds? 4. What accounts for the fact that one farmer's wife has hens laying 60 eggs each, per year while her neigh- M t ; 'j W "tv.:.-... 4-f- it were well directed and to the point and were made short for reason of the many things that should follow. The house then called for Mr. Herz stein and amid much cheering and con siderable embarassment on the part of Mr. Herzstein, he came forward and made his bow to the public as a recognition of their appreciation'' Manager Earle was somewhat hand icapped by reason of the fact that his pictures had not come in time to try them out and that the machine being new and not having had time to ad' just it, the pictures were omitted and gave way to the A. S. Lewis Comedy Co., who were booked to play for the week, opening with ."The Girl in the Game." Through the kindness of Manager Lewis of the Company, two shows were put on, the extra one to take the place of the pictures that were to have been shown.v The evenings ener tainment was enjoyed by all and the event is one long to be remembered by the citizens of the town.. Among some of ..the other features of the evening that attracted attention was the two young sons of Mr. Herzstein, who were attired in evening dress and distributed the programs at the door. The two plays that were put on by the Company were well rendered and much enjoyed by all, and the appre ciation of the house was shown by many cheers." "The Company has been hero throughout the week and have made many friends and met with the approval of the amusement lovers of thi twn.' ' bor has hens laykfc 120 eggs annu ally? ' 6. Why do some farmers plant a very poor grade of seed corn, wheat, etc., and harvest a poorer grade while other farmers plant nothing except a good variety of well tested seed and consequently reap a much more boun tiful harvest in return? 6. Why do some farm houses have poor doors, no screens, shabby out- houses and barns, while other places present fust the opoosite appearance? 7. Uhy does one girl make a shab by appearance in a dress that cost her 8.00 while her companion may look neat and tidy in a dress that cost pos sibly Y' f that amount? 8. ' " v is it that many of our women can prepare a wholesome and appetizing meal at a moderate cost and in a minimum time while there are others who have cooked three meals a day for seven days in the week for fifty-two weeks in the year for twenty-seven years and cannot possibly cook a pan of bread that is attractive and pleasing to either eye, nose or stomach, although she may have at her disposal all the groceries in New Mexico and all the tl.ue she wishes? ; . 9. Why is it that some fanners have fruit and fresh corn and beans and peas and potatoes and berries and the like to eat and to spare and to rot' during a few months of the year, and then for the remainder of the time either do without thrfe vsry necw 4ay and wholesome articles of ft ca'. f .-r ! fit few rf. "to8 Pac,fed In IndUnia, corn syrup ... ! XT V 1. I m ' put up in New York, peaches from California, and a few beans and peas canned in Texas? Ladies Entertain Gentlemen of Five Hundred Club On Monday night of this weelc the gentlemen of the Five Hundred Club were entertained by the ladies. A chicken supper was served at the Pull man Cafe which was followed by a theater party at the New Mission Theater where was presented the open ing play, "The Man of the Hour." Those present were. Mr. and Mrs. S. Herzstein Mr. and Mrs. Easterwood Mr. and Mrs. Granville Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart Mr. and Mrs. Eklund Mr. and Mrs. Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Palmers Mr. and Mrs. Clark Miss I. Eklund Walton Snyder A most enjoyable eveinng wua spent by all MEXICO'S MILLION-ACRE FARMS In the United States the fanner is an humble person; in Mexico he is a king of millionaries: You look out across a level plain and see a magni ficent house of stone, cement and great timbers, covering, Sometimes, as much as half an acre. Surrounding it are other houses, hundreds of them, but all small, constructed of adobe, brush, or even of canestalks. You are not looking at a town, but at a ranch settlement. In the great house lives the hancendado and his family. In the little houses live the peons. The typical farm in Mexico is not of one hundred and sixty acres, but of a million. A major fraction of the agri cultural and grazing lands of Chihua hua is owned by one family. Lower California, equal in size to Alabama, is nearly all held by five great cor porations. . The million-acre farms lie mostly fallow. Mexico does not produce enough corn and beans to feed her own peon population. Modern ma chinery is needed but modern machin ery will never be used extensively s long as the peon is so cheap that prim itive methods are cheaper than ma chine methods-Kelley Crane, in World Outlook Lr 'Ml ív r 1 t J c U I : li t i 7 i 1 .