Uur Clayton, New Mexico, April 16, 1921 - oo SSrSySS
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IN HANDING'S MESSAGE
Emergency Tariff; Sepárale Penco
With Central Powers; Rejection
oí League of Nations Favored.
Washington, April lfc Amid till
the impressive solemnity thnt marks
-presidential appearance before a
joint session of congress, Prosidont
Harding went before the assombold
hou80 and senate Tuesday afternoon
and gave Mm nation and I he world
the first aulliorilativc outlino of the
new administration's policies in for
eign and dqmostic matters.
The foreign policy wlitch the pres
ident outlined definitely "soraps"
live League of Nations as it now ox
isUTaiid, ifecíaVed thai tlio Unlteíl
States can never -become a member
of it. N
To pet the nal 'on back on a peace
basis, the president declared that
ho would approve a congressional
resolution to this Vffect, provided
o nntilnlñnil nn mnrii Minn the sim
ple declaration that the slate of
war whictli Has exisieu noiweon me
United States and Germany for four
years is at an end.
Wlitle the "president was emphat-
i in his naenHInn 11ml. life United
States will have none of the League
. . , . , , . i i. i. ..
OI ftauoilg III lis present, lorio, lie
did not wholly reject the treaty
which former President Wilson in
icrwovo in tlio treaty- Willi repartí
to the treaty itself, the president
left the door open for future de
velopment. Following are prositiont Harding's
No separie treatios with the cen
tral powers "on tlio assumption
alune that these wouia he atio
quale. Hie wiser course would
soem to bo to engaso under the ox
istinK treaty, assuming, of course.
thnt this can bo Katisfaulnrily ac
complished, by such explicit reser
vations and modifications as will se
cure our absolute freedom' of inad
visable cpmmitnieMls and saTeguard
ail our oseenlial interests. No flielp
fnl Bocinlv of nations can lie found
d on justice and commuted lo peace
until tlio covenants re-cstalmsliiiifi
peace are sealed by the nations
wlutli yoro at war."
lleadjustnionl of internal taxes
and revision or repeal "of those
laxes which liavo become unproduc
tive ami aio so nrtifiuial and bur
densome s lo tlefent tlieir own uur-
Tnclnni Ini-Iff . itii.ndmmiL "oillir-
gency in character and untlorstood
jy our people tliat iv is ror ttie
Efficient operation "at u cost
williiu Hint which tlio traffic can
bear. Railroads and costs of opera
-tiun must bo reduced. The remain
nig obstados which are the horitago
of capitalistic exploitation must bo
removed and labor must join man
agement' in ui-.tlerslentling that the
public, winch pays, is) tlio public lo
be served, and imple justice is the
right ui'd will continue to bo the'
riglof all the people.
. Good Roatls
The strengthening of laws- gov
erning federal aid.
"Tlio United Slates moans lo es
tablish und maintain a great mer
ttlrivato nionopoHeé4' -tending' -to-
prevent trie development of needed
facilities should be prohibited. Gov
ernment owned facilities, wherever
ixisslhle without unduly interfering
with private enterprise or govern
ment needs, should be made' availa
ble ror general usage.'.
' Regulation by the federal govern?
mont and eneuuragumeni or aviu
,tion for development for military
and civil purposes.
fenders in the Worltl War." The
immediate extension and utilization
of government hospital fneititii to
"tiring relief lo the'. acuta condi
tions most complainetl of."
Co-ordination of various govern
ment agencies now working on tlio
subject and indorsement of the
pending maternity bill.
"Congress ought to wipo (ho stain
of barbaric lynchings from the ban
ners or a freo and orderly repre
sentative democracy. A proposal
for a commission wiUi representa
tives of while and black races to
study and report on Iho subject,"
the president said, "lias real merit."
I Army anil Navy
Early consideration of pending
iprrapriation bills was urged. "The
government is in accord with the
wish to ediminate -the burdens of
heavy armament,- said the presi
dent. "The United Stales will ever
be in linrmony witli such a move
ment toward the higher allainnietnt
of peare. Hut wo' shall not entirely
discard our agencies for defense
until there is removed the need lo
defend. We are ready to co-operato
Willi other. nations who approximate
disarmament, but merest prudence
forbids that we disarm alone.'
National Finance ,
"Tho staggering load of war debt
must bo cared for in orderly fund
ing and gradual liquidation. We
shall hasten the solution and aid
effectively in lifting tlio (ax burden
if we strike resolutely at expendi
Enactment of n national budget
system and general reducaions by
eminent management or tho cost oi
"Legs of government in business
as well as more business in covcrn
moni. There is no challenge lo hon
est and lawful business success.
Hul government, approval of fortu
nate, unlramineled business does
not mean toleration of restraint of
trade or of maintained prices by
unnatural methods. Anxious as we
are to rostore the onward flow of
business it. is fair to Combine as
surance and warning in one utter
ance." , Agriculture
"The 'maintained retajl costs in
perishable foods cannot, bo justified.
Reduced costs of basic production
liavo been recorded hut high cost
of living lias not yielded in like pro
portion. Without the spirit tf hos
tility or haste in accusation, of prof
iteering snmo suitable inquiry by
congress might speed Hie price read
justment to normal relationship,
with helpfulness to both producer
an.l consumer. A measuring rod of
fair price will satisfy tlio coiin
liy and give us a business revival
io end all depression und unemploy
ment." These were the mincipal subjects
touched on' in the iiuuress", which
was about 7 ")00 words in length and
a lurge portion .if wliiBh'was do
voted to lí.o related subjects of
peace, tlio League of- Nations and
the coutryV foreign poljey.
Four Slates Will Rebuild
PARENTS FEAR CHILD WAS DE
VOURED RY WOLVES
Child Lost in Wilds or Red River
Canyon; Scnc-hing Parties With
Dogs Fail to Find Trace.
Town mid County Sued by Denver
Tucuiucnri, N. M. April 15. Willi
Iho four that little Edgar, tlieir
lliree-yoarlold Son. may hae been
devoured by gaunt, hungry wolves
if tho Roil Htvor Canyon region, or
that lie may have dropped to his
death down l&oiiie deep declivity,
Mr. and Airs. Ray Spencer of Mills,
from whom tlieir baby boy wander
ed away while they were pioniokiin;
with friend Sunday, are frantic
witli grief dial friends have not the
power to allay.
Early Tuesday morning blood
hounds were put on tho trail of the
baby, followed by lhundrcds of
neighbors and friends, but up to
Wednesday afternoon tho only llnd
wíís a little coat, worn by the missing
child, discovered only a short dis
tance from where he was last seen
Sunday afternoon. Tiny tracks of
the unfortunate littlo wanderer
were found at a considerable dis
tance from the point where bo sep
arated from his parents antl their
party, clearly defined in the sand,
but that is all so far.
People from over Hie county have
joined in the hunt, and each suc
ceeding hour renders less probable
that the little fellow will be round
alive. The chill c" the nights in tho
open would render improbable his
survival. Viewed in the light of an
alternative to almost certain death,
the parents' chief hopes in recover
ing their little one. alive is that he
may have been kidnaped.
Worn by Ihei'r long vigil and lorn
with the intensity of tlieir Brief,
the distracted parents have tele
graphed for relatives, and these are
expected front a number of points
by earliest trains. Mr, Spencer is
a prominent produce man of Mills,
and he and his wire with their little
son had joined an outing party for
a picnic In the Red River Canyon,
Late during the afternoon they
missed the baby, and all through
the long night the fin it loss search
continued up and down, around the
tleep canyon walls ranging from a
few bundled feet io two thousand
feet deep, through passes and into
caverns, bill no trace was found.
The blood-hounds were put on the
trail with hundreds of sympathetic
friends behind them, taking up the
hunt. Tuesday and Tuesday- night
led the anxious ones into a search
ing party- enlarged through the
spread of the news, and at nightfall
today (Wednesday) all efforts to
locate tho missing titilo one have
proven unavailing. Preparation are
now complete lo carry the search
on through tonight in the deep,
haunting shadows of the canyon.
C. W. Cook of Denver, wealthy oil
intuí witli interest) In lircckonridge,
Texas, landed in Clayton lato Wed-'
fnesday afternoon driving a brand
now .Jordan Six automobile, enromo
(o Texas, but was detained here
for several hours by the sheriffs
office. Mr. Cook was ordered to
park ibis oar in one f tlio local ga
rages, and the ganigo was givon or
ders lo hold it until roloascd by the
sheriff. Town Marshal Spring wont
through the gontleman's grips in
".search of what ho could find" but
found nothing that the gentleman
Had not a perfect right to have.
Deputy Sheriff Howard was soon
convinced that they had the wrong
man, and at about that time a tel
egram from Denver cleared up the
situation and Mr. Cook was permit
ted to proceed on ids journey to the
land of Texas.
Mr. Cook staled lo Tlio News man
Thursday morning that lie Tell he
had been done a great injustice, in
asmuch as the sheriff had' no war
rant for his arrest, antl thu town
marshal had no authority to searcli
his grip or any of his personal
property; and he had made ar
rangements with Attorney Easter
wood to file suit against both the
towi and county.
CLAYTON JAIL RREAKER SHOT
llelrholer Seriously Wounded in
Unsuccessful Attempt to. Hold Up
Sheriff Roberts handed us a news
paper clipping the Ilrst of Iho wook
whioh gave a completo account of
an attempted hank robbory at -Salt
Springs, Oklahoma, whoro Hoirhol
zor, one of tho men who broke Jail
in Clayton a few months ago, was
shot and seriously wounded whilo
atompling to' hold up the bank all
alone. Heirholzor was bolng held
at Clayton charged with stealing
automobiles, at the time lie made
his escape. He was traced by Sher
iff Roberts to Woodward, Oklahoma,
where all his companions wore cap
tured, he alone managing to escape
tlio officers. This will doubtless be
his last attempt at robbory as his
condition is said to be serious.
Salt Springs is in Harpor oounty,
Oklahoma, about sixty miles north
and west of Woodward.
We aro advised by Mr. V. L. Raer,
manager for tlio Four Stales Seed
Company at. Clayton, that his rom
imny will rebuild Uw elevator re
cently destroyed by fire. Mr. Haor
is not sure when the work of re
building will start, jmt is oi the
upiiiiini that it will he in the very
Rell Filling Station Changes Hands
A deal was closed the Ilrst of this
month whereby Jim Uttorbaok tíc
enme the owner of the Hell filling
station. Mr. Utlerhack Is well and
favorably known in 'Clayton and
Union oounty. and wo predict a
most successful business for him
in this now enterprise.
Presbyterian Missionary Society
Tin American ruvinle exmwu.
Aim-pas unfniilntrlv in voicA the
'iliUide of the republie in a gen-
oroin antl practical way to lie do-.welcome.
Tlio Presbyterian Aliasionory So
ciety will meet witli Mrs. W. B.
Plunkelt Tuesday a Harneo n of next
week, at ii o'clook. All members are
urged to he present. Visitors arel the Charlton-Henderson ensi will
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Union County Red Cross Report
Report of tho Home Service Sec-
lion, Union County Chapter A. It. C,
fur three mo:'tlis end'ng April I,
Number of soldier 'onsesMiandlMl,
Civilian casus, 17.
Compensation cafes, (newf
Compensation cni-es, (oldj H
I'ublls Health Service, 17.
Locate missing soltheis 2.
Insurance inquiries, I.
Affidavits to collect Imck iwy, 1.
lleiuosts for lonas, i.
'Amount spent, for soldier relief,
Amount spout for civilian relief,
Marion Dodds has been piuectl in
training at Ft, (idling, Colorado. Of
the twonoy-llvo who liavo boon pla
ced in training, 1m is'Uio fourth
from Union county to bd placed in
this school. The others who ara
there at present are Leo McCune,
John L. Johnson, and Leonard John
son. NORMA PADDOCK.
Roo.o Spring All Corked in Dawson;
Enforcement Agent Puts Lid On
Nestling in the hills of northern
New Mexico, about three miles from
the Colorado state-line, is a'mining
town, which, for a short period
prior to April 1, might have served
ins mi understudy for the mining
camps Rrel liarle described in his
stories of early California life.
Hut I here worn no prhibition of
ficers in Hrel Harte's lime. The
booze tlowetl with abandon until tho
"pay dirt" played out.
In Dawson the mines still are be
ing worked as uffoctlvuly is ever,
yet booze tipping has boon cork
eI.'r"Il was the work of Robert 15.
Perkins, prohibition enforcement
agent in charge of the New Mexico
When Perkins paid a visit lo the
thriving miinng village, he found
"nioonshne" whiskey easily procur
able. Even some of the soft drink
dispensers were selling Ihe mixture
over (he counter, and it was evident
Mint many stills wero operating in
the vicinity. He remained in Ihe
neighborhood three days, tracing
the village tipplers to their solict
or supply. Then he obtained the as
sistance of deputy sheriffs and of
Iho United Stalesmarshnl .for the
district and began a wholesale clean
up of the town.
Soizuro or four thousand gallons
of newly mailo corn whiskoy, two
thousand gallons or corn masii antl
nine stills, six of which wore in
operation. -Twenty-four persons
kwere arrested antl taken lo Raton.
whoro complaints were filed against
At the llguro fur which tlio pro-
duote sold at Dawson, Iho whiskey
seized was valued at $ttS,uOO, or $IC
a gallon, and tlio mash at $8,000, or
1 a gallon, With tho stills, the to
tal seizure was valued al $75,000.
Dawson has a population of aboul
2,000, most or the inliahiauts being
foreigners, Slavs and I'olus predominating.
Mr. Perkins was m l-.l Paso yester
day lo confer with James Shevlin,
supervising director of prohibition
for the border district. 151 Paso
(Texas ) Times.
Judge Holds Special Session
District Jutlgtr T. D. Lieb began
n short special session of dlitrlot
court Tuesday for the purpose of
clearing up several civil nniliors
which 4io was unable to rwffih dur
ing the regular term. Hearing of
"begin this ufWnonm
On Saturday afternoon, April 9,
at the Du Rose M. E. Church, South,
Mr. Bristol McCarluy and Miss Char
ley Wronu woro united in marriage,
Rev. L. h. Conkin, officiating.
Tho bride is tlio sistor of Mrs. L.
E. Conkin. and is teachiiiL- in Din
county. Tho groom is a well known
runner oi mo rnonios community.
The young people liavo a hqst "of
friends in and near Clayton wJio
wisll for them a lonir antl hnnnv
Small Cyclone Damages Property
Wo are advised by people from
the Otto community that a young
cyclone struck that part of the
country late Thursday afternoon,
doing considerable daumgo to prop
erly. The barn of Mr. Pond, who
lives on tho Osborn placo about
three milus cast of,. Otto scliool
house, was partly destroyed, and
one of his cows badly crippled; also
several outbuildings anil tjio wind
mill on an adjoining ftirm woro
blown dowp. The wind covered a
distance of several miles antl it is
thought tlid considerable other dam
age that lias not yet boon reported.
President Will Present Radium to
American Legion Pit'mlc.
Members of the Prod L. Tuttle
Post. American .Legion, enjoyed a
splendid pjenic at the old Porter
ranch on tho Seneca Inst Sundn.
The picnic was given in honor of
those who took i-art in Hie Legion
play which was given several weeks
oro. Thu town truck was used m
transporting the eats, which were
prepared under the direction of
Perry Miller, Post Commander.
Mr. Kirby of the Pioneer gamgo,
was initiated into the order, anil nil
wjio attended report a most enjoy
able time. Members of the Legion
will stage another play in Ihe near
future, whioh will lie welcomed by
the people of. Clayton.
livery time price start to tumble
some one comes to Uie rescue ami
props 'em up again. Some people
never can learn when to keep still.
Washington, April 1 i. At Iho ro
quest of Vice President Coplidge,
tlio president antl Mrs. Harding
agreed today ui prosont, to Madame
Maria Curie, the Polish scientist who
is to visit tills country next niontív,
$100,000 worth of radium purclms-
ed by popular subscription of Amur- ,
lean woinon, for her use in rosaroh
work along curative lines. Madamo
Curie is poor in this world's goollg,
anil in an interview several months
ago she expressed it as her tluarost
wish to possess a few grains of the
world's most valuable subslaimo that
her genius gave lo mankind. Amer
ican women immediately started a
popular subscription for tho pur
pose of purchasing ami presenting
to the discoverer of radium a small
amount or the substance.
The, presentation will lako place
at tlio White House on May 20.
Madame Curie who witli her hus
band, now (lend, announced the dis
covery in 1808, is coming lo Ameri
ca, primarily, lo investigate pitoh
blende deposits in Colorado, Utah,
New Mexico, Pennsylvania, anil oth
Western States to Tell Hughes View
on Anti-Alien Uiiestlou
Washington, April it. Sloi to
lay before Secretary of Slate' Hugh
es a Jint expression of the views or
western states having auli - alien
land ownorship Inws before treaty
negotiations with Japan are com
pleted, were taken here last night
by the members of the California
delegation in congress. The Ctilifor-
uians prepared a Joint letter to the
delegations from Washington, Ne
vada, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico,
Utah, Colorado, and Oklahoma, pro
posing a general meetinu to discuss
the subject with Mr. Hughes.
Mrs. R. W. Isaacs and children re-
turned Friday of lat wek from
Gnlveslon. Texas, otter an absence
of several mont lis. Mr. Iseaos is
still at (Jalveston and will remain
there for some time, as h" believes
the low altitude and sen bréese is
restoring his health.
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