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NUMBER FORTY-FIVE. Clayton, New Meccf, November 5, 1921 Ó 3.04 PE VBAR IN ABTAHOM PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. TIH8 PAPER 13 DEVOTED TO THE DEVELOPMjSftó, OF T1IE BEST LN CLAYTON AND UNION COUNTY EIGHT PAGES COUNTY ASSESSOR FORGES SOON TO RE INCREASED Santa Fo, Nov. 1. County assess ors' foreos aro being substantially increased by tics stale tax commis sion, which is now revising Mío cofllity tax rolls and budgets. This i lic'iig done it Ilia effort to sit nil tlio proporty in the state on tho i rolls, and assoseed at something like 'its real valuo. Soino of tho counties had made prov:on for ad ditional. dopullost but whoro the counties failed to do this, tho tax commission msdo the inoicasos. In several instances it was possible for tho commission to próvido for the increase in deputies only by culling mil other items that had been au thorized by the county commission ers. Tho governing law is interpreted by toe tax commission as mandatory iis to an adequato force pf assessors. First and second class counties, now having one doputy asessor, will have two depulios; while' third, fourth and fifth cjass counties, now having none, will have one deputy. The pay of those tieputics will be .$1200 u year, with an allowance of ;S1200 for oxponscs. Tho pay and the allowance for the .oxpenscs are tho ..same for all classes of counties. NEW (101.11 SD'B!(LCOMlANY IS INCORPORATED; Santa Ft Nov. 2. A new gold mAiing company, havng.au author ized capital slock of $1,000,000, has boon organized and incorporated in Colfax county. This -0 the Aztec Gold Mines company, wUh principal office in Raton. Business is com inenced with 3,500 paid in, which has been subscribed. by the follow ing incorporators: R. G. Mullen, of Baldy, $1000: T. A. Thompson, Baldy, $1000; C. O. Stanley, Trinidad, Colo., $1000; J. V. Piirphy. Baldy, $500. R. G. Mullen is the statutory agent. BUSINESS SIEN ENTER SPORTS The gymnasium of the Mothodist Church was the scene of consider able activity last Tuesday night, when about 25 business men of the community gathered for a good timo. Volley ball was tho chief mailer of interest that evening and tho men participated in the gamo with real zest. Of course, the gamo is prao iically now, but a great deal of fun was had learning the gamo and try ing to keep tho ball in tha nir. Wo onturo to say some of the men have a litllo sore spot in the shoul der, but tho best way to work that off is to come down and play the game again on Friday night. Tho hot and cold shower in connection with the "gym" appeals to tho mon and will fool bettor when the game has gotten down lo a little moro sci ence and team work and everybody liéis into the tramo harder. Tho pastor and physical djrector is going oast in about a weoE, and expects lo bring back a store oi now ideas for the gymnasium, and os liecinlly for the Business Men's class. This class is bound to prove h business getter for the mon who lake part as it stimulates and re lieves that sluggish feeling, and also makes a man feel like doing some thing. If you are nut in tho class, better keep your eye pn those who are, for they are going to step high when this class gets going. A good hot and oold shower along makes a ,fuan feel Jik9 new, and the showers Rv oennucUtm with the gymnasium Will be .open for the business men mh -Tuesday. Friday, and Saturday iiights of ck week. -The Business Men's class has tho floor Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7:30 on. If you're from Missouri, just come aiul watch them One night. GOVERNOR DESIGNATES NEW JEM. HOLIDAY Santa Fc, Nov. 2. November 11, 1921, annivorsary of tho signng of tho Armistice, has been designated by Gov. Mcohem as a legal holiday in New Mexico. The text of the govornor's proclamation follows: "Tho fourth annivorsary of Ar mistice day is fast approaching. Of all tho holidays set aside by custom or law to commemorate landmarks in American history. Armistice day is destined to become tho greatest and most significant, for on this day tho warring nations of the earth laid down their arms; and tho terri ble conflict which led up to its birth, tho hopes and aspirations that dawned upon humanity on that day, arc of vital interest to the well-be ing bf mankind new and for gen erations lo come. "In ordor that thero may be no official restrictions upon thu proper obsjrvahco of Armistico day in !Ncw Mexico, I, Merrill C. Mcchcm, gov ernor, do horeby declare and pro claim November 11. 1921. as Armis tice Day, and a legal holiday in tho stale of New Mexico. " i rcspcciruuy suggest mat tuc mcrican Legion tako charge of tho ceremonies of tho day; that solumn tributes of gratitude be paid to our heroic dead; thalwe Join Willi (he national government at Washington in mourning at the grave of the un known American soldier to bo bur ied at Arlington park, as this un known youth représenla all of our boys-who died in the World war, de fending our country. "I trust that all churches, lodges, schools, social and civic organiza tions, labor unions, brotherhoods and patriotic societies will assist in ar ranging suitable and dignified corc mones for tho day." Governor Mechem has dosgnatod tho representatives of the stato to take part in tho ceremonies at Ar lington, referred toisn the proclama tion. Theso two aro Charles F. Lom bke, of Albuquerque, and Jose A. Pino, of Rio Arriba, county. Both served with the A. E. F. overseas, and wero wounded. For a long lime Lembko was reported dead. HALLOWE'EN IS CELEBRATED WITH THE USUAL ENERGY Tho boys and girls, yes, and some of tho older people of Clayton, kept Hallowe'en on Monday night with all tho vim that could bo mustered up. Boginnjng early in the evening the youngsters bogan thoir celebra tion ond everywhere you wont you would seo whilo-robod "spooks" darting in and out of tho dark places in tho town, and their sport was only lo be measured by the energy they put into it. But tho real depre dations wore handled by tho oidor "boys" who nppeared on tho scono after tho midnight, hour. Their ac tivilios wero manifest on Tuosday morning. Old wagons, nut-buildings, wheelsscrap iron, and everything that oould be moved was scattered promiscuously over tho town. In soma of the entrances of business houses wagons woro placed, and in front of others immonsn heaps of rubbish woro piled. Every window in the business houses of the town was marked up will soap. No dam age was dono and everything passed off quietly. C. P. TAIJtOT SELI4S FARM; 020 ACRES BRING $(,400 V'WOULD MODIFY SALVES TAX Washington, Nov. 1. A modified ales tax proposal was offered to day ti tho Senate by Senator Smoot, Republican-of Utah, ft provides for a 1-per cent manufacturers tax on alt sales in excess of 16,000, and a turnover lax of of 1 por cent on Kales in excess of that amount. The original Smoot proposal was limited to a manufacturers' sales lax of 3 per cenl. DURT LOSES.TQ GLAYJQN. 12 TO 0 Yesterday aftttnuan wo turned out en masse to ngajjv witness a walk ovor and shulcruL by the Clayton nigu cunooi l'iuvoji, aim mis iimu Dalhart was th0,VTAtim, in wlhit was undoubtedly tho fastest game of tho season. ' Wo woro accorded tho priv ilege of being on the field during the enliro game, and wo frankly say that tho Clayton team had a hard pull during tho entire timo to keep tho visitors from scoring. Dalhart. has a -line that is hard lo beat and on line plunges frequently led their man for 5 nild 10 yards. In tho first half neither side was able lo score and it was only by tho most persistent tackling and block ing that our men held. Several times it. looked as (ho either sido was scheduled for a touchdown, but quick action and team ' work was responsible for tho score boing 0-0 at tho end of the first quarter. In U10 second quartor Coble in tercepted a pass which Dalhart at tempted and made a run of about 35 yards thru an open field for Iho first touchdown. Clayton missed goal and from HienLon the game assumed (ho givV1 ami take aspect, which lasted until Ujo end of (he first half. Dalhart Clayton 6. Third quanicr, Claylon kioked and Dalhart fumnlrdl Claylon covered the ball and tried hard to score. Dat. hart received the ball by Clayton failing to gain and Dalhart went for gain aflor gain on line plunges and as every fan knows that is the hard est kind of football. Dalhart at tempted to pass and Claylon inter cepted and ran several yards for a gain which finally-Coble again made off for touchdown? after a splendid run thru a broken field. Waller Selvy on quarter for Clay ton, was largely responsible for Clayton being able to gain repeat edly, and he at all times called his men for the most successful play at the crucial moment. Ayles might he said (0 bo the outstanding man for Clayton. Playing center, he was sure with the hall to perfection and never a'iime did Clayton fail to gain because or inoccurato passing. Also on line plunges ho was repeatedly called back for plunges and nevor failed to gain. Lujan and Davis on onds compil ed several fonvard passes, but were unable lo gain from receiving point on account of Dalhart's quick and accurate tackling. 1 Davis was called out in tho second quarter, with a bad ankle, but went back in I he latter part of the game and starred by completing a 35-yard pass and making w-'oiut run for 50 yards. ' Roll replaced Jfjlchio at quarter for Dalhart, and fimytiil a fino gamo all thru. Tho stars finWJalliiirl wero Wig gins on fullbapludliiig on left half, and Holt unmwelur. What do yoÜlWIr. Supporter, do we gu In Ualnirotl special train? Itemembcr ukj'lflif hasn't lost a game and wiiuiiMjUJtatoii gives us odds on the rhoinPipiiship of New Mexico and soujUifflSBColorado. The Rotary is backinw Uifi train and an nouncement will m made in next week's paper as lo whether it ma terializes. What do you say? Ilemomber, "on lo Raton and the Championship' is our slogan. Lineups Dalhart C. P. Talbot, nf the real estate firm nf Pennington & Talbot, sold his farm on the Perico, 12 miles west of Clayton, to D. F. Brees ami Eriipst C. Erickson, consideration being $20 per acre for 320 acres, a total of $0,100. Those gentlemen are from Leon ardvllle, Kansas. Mr. Brees having farmed here this year. Mr. Erick srtn has relumed lo Kansas, to close up his business and move his fam ily here. He is in the thorobred Duroo Jersey hog business, and ex pects lo continue It an an extensive scale here, this farm boina; wall wa tered and an ideal place to raise hogs. MalhewK, c Felts, Ig. Martin, rg. Huberts. It. Kirk, rt. Wright, le. Wynn, re. Hichie, qb.. Holt, 111 Randall, rh. Wiggins, fb. Williamson Reese Rldling Ig Clayton c Aytos Johnson rg., seiion It., Wisdom rt., Miller le., Davis re., Lujan qb., Selvy lb., Coble rh., Wileox fb., Tixier Kdmondson Tiano Wileox NEW MEXICO ORGANIZING U LOAN ASSOCIATION (By Guthrie Smith) Snnln 17 Tnv A Tim hni,A onm of $12.000000 OH xi 11 I. mn,l nvnil.. able for loans to farmers and slnok- growers or Now Mexico, through the four loan comnnnins Hint llnvn hnnn organized and Incorporated bv the uHiiKiug interests 01 me suite. Another distinct" improement in stato flnnncinl cnndilfmia 1 brought about by the appointment 01 a loan noarti lor vow Moxico. This has hertn nnnndncnfl liv T7ninnn Meyer, director of the War Finance Cornorat.lnn. Until llila imw nr. I'anirnment. who nmiln llin afnln Inv within the jurisdiction of two Fed eral uoscrve nanus, tlio ton north ern Counties rennrflnrr In ltnnana City, the others lo Dallas. . The loan noaru lor uic souinern anil eastern counties was located at Ft. Worth, but now tho loan board of Albuquer que will pass on all loans for New Mexico. J. B. Herndon, of Albu- nucrmio. 1ms been snlnntml lv Ih.i War Finance Corporation as chair man 01 1110 Doarti. The total nnlliorind eiinllnt .if the four loan companies Is $1,200,000 which nas ncen largely subscribed. ine iirsi companyiofilo its ar ticles of incorporation was the Northern New Mexico Lonn com pany, with principal office in East Las Vegas, in charge of 'T. W. La Hue, who is secretary, treasurer and manager. D. T. Hoskins originally was named as statutory agent, hut resigned afler he had been named a meinbar of tho stale loan board. It was not possible for him to hold both offices. This company's cap ital Is $500.000.00 of which 100,000 was subscribed from the start. Albuquerque is headquarters for the second big company incorporat ed, (ho Livestock and Agricultural Loan Company of New Mexico, witli IIOV MrDntmld itleelrxl alnlnlm-v ugeiii. i lie capiiai or this company is lile sume, lml (1m m-k-inul liinr- potalors subscribed for only $9,000 m iiuj suick. iicavy. suuscripuons have been received since that time. Tho Drovers' Financo corporation, of Carlsbad, was the second company lo got ils incorporation papers on record. This corporation has u cap ital of $100,000.00, that is fully sub scribed. Tho statutory agent is W. J. Lamb, who is president of the People's Loan and Trust company, or Carlsbad, which subscribed for !?91,500.00 of the slock. The other company is tho de Baca Stoekgrowors' Loan company, of Ft. Sumner. The authorized capital is 3100,000.00, but the company bo gins business with $7,000.00 paid in, which has been subscribed by the seven original incorporators, who look Si. 000 OIKtli All nm i-naiilnnU of tho vicinity of Ft. Sumnor. TELEPHONE CO. GRANTED MORE TIME IN RATH CASK Nuila re, lov. . ThrouGh the courtesy of W. A. Keleher, of Albu querque, counsel for tho cjly of Albuquerque, the Mountain Stales Tolephone and Telegraph company nas neeu granted an extension of 30 days time on the boariiifr on the proposal lo increaso telephone rates in iew Mexico. Bflcbinfnff on Sen- tember 28, and InftftiK threo days the state corpnrfdioü commission conducted a hearing, hcn experts of I he company read into the record comprehensive anil leiiKthy renorls dealing with the situation from the company s point of view. In order to allow lime for the study of these rcimrls, and also to enable the com pany to furnish further informa tion dial had been requested, the hearing was continued to November 8. Under Iho extension now granted bearing will be continued until Dec. 8th. LOCAL BANKERS INTERESTED IN CATllELOAfi COM A Joan company to bo known as the Northern Now Moxico Loan Co., was-organized at, Las Veiras on tho 2f)lh day of Oclobor, with a capital slock of $500,000 of which $100,000 is already paid in. Tlio purposo of the company is for tho handling of loans, thru the War Finance Board. The organization of this company was deemod advisable by tho man interested, in ordor lo oltminato tho trouble of going thru tho Albuquor quo company, and will give quiokor service. E. J. MoWenio, vice pres ident of tho First National Bank of Las Voiras. was chosen as president of tho organisation. Tho following wero elected vice presidents: J. van Houten, vice president of tho First National Bank of Raton; .1. W. Har ris, president of die People's Bank anil Trust company of Las Yogas; 1. . Laruo of Las Vegas, was ohos 011 ns secretary, general managers and treasurer. Tho following will make up the board of directors: J. Van Houton, J. W. Harris, K. J. Mo- enie, and T. H. Rixoy. I his loan company will bo rop- resented in Claylon Uy tlio .Slate Bank of Commerce, aijXl the Farm ers ami Stockmens bank and anyone desiring information can'iiqiiiro of Mr. luxey or Mr. Priestley. e are glad to- sec- these .gentle men line up so that Union county may get its proportionate share of -Ibis money which tho government is pulling 011 1 10 ine cattlemen and farmers. LOANS PASSED ON YESTERDAY BY THE NEW LOAN AGENCY DIST. CONFERENCE HELD HERE. niafrtiii, Sunt. Bciálit of the First M. E. Ghureh, of this stale, arrived on Friday noon's train and held the district conference lipre Friday eve Tho local members of tho now ag ricultural loan company mot yester day afternoon in the Armljo build ing for tho purposo of passing on loans. An executive committeo was appointed, whose duly it is to in vestigate the loans and condor de cisions. The members of this com mittee are Leo Baldwin, A. G. Shnius (uul J. B. Herndon. Several loans wero brought up and passed upon, after whioh they weio dispatched lo Washington, D. C. for final action. The directors of the loan company woro not in session yesterday, slnco none of the out-of-town directors woro present. Hip following bankors from out of Iho city mot ycslorday with Iho tnembors of tho agonoy: A. F. Forr, president or tho Kl Paso Bank and Trust company, of El Puso; T. M. Quobedoaux, of Winslow, and S. J. ThoimiB of Holbrook, Ariz. the morning session of the nacney of which J. B. Herndon is chairman was devoted lo soloolion of other officers and .discussion of loans. A. u. bimms, president of the Citizens bank, was named vico chairman and Mrs. John Tiernoy wns elected sco re (ary. McMEIDKR IS ELECTED HEAD OF THE AMERICAN' LEGION D. S. M. FOR COL. GALRRAITH General Pershing announced al the session (his morning that the war department liad awarded post humously lo Col. F. W. Galbraith, lale commander of the legion, the distinguished medal. Colonel Gal braith commanded the l-tfth Infan try, an Ohjo national guard organiz ation. The award was for distin guished service. ' Kansas City, Nov. 2. The nation al convention of U10 American Le gion adjourned here tonight after electing Hanford MacNider of Ma son City, Iowa, national commander, selecting other officers and adopting resolutions covering a wide range of Mibjpels. 'Hie convention has been in session without a recess More early (his inoi iiinif. ThV election r Mr. MacNider to succeed John G. Emery of Grand tin pi' Ih. Mich, was made unanimous after more than half of (Ik1 Mato delegations had seconded his nom ination, and three oilier candidates nominated, Roy Hoffman of Oklaho ma Cily, Earl M. Cline of Nebraska City, .Neb., and John F. Williams of Joplin, Mu., had withdrawn in his favor. The ic(j;iinuiiandei ; rhuxen were (ieoro L. Berry of ftogorsviHe, Tenn, 11. N. Jackson of Burling ton, Vt., and Charles hteadrlek, of San Francisco, representing the army, and Raymond Brackitt of Marbtaheád, Mass.. and J. A. Mo Corroick, of Fort Lyon, O., of the navy.