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V ffhe ffueumeari fHews And Tucumcari Times. Volume 4. No. 18 TUCUriCARl, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1907. Subscription $1.00 a year. BOYS' CORN GROW ING CONTEST. Rules governing the New Mexi co Boys' Corn Growing Contest to be held under the auspices of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. 1 . Cost of entering contest Free. 2. Who are eligible? Boys be tween the ages of 12 and 18 years, living in New Mexico. 3. How to make application. Write a letter something like the following: J. J. Vernon, Esq., Agricultural College, N. M. Dear Sir: I desire to enter the New Mexi co Boys' Corn Growing Contest. I am years of age. Please send me free of charge, to the above ad dress, One pound of seed corn. I promise to grow this corn to the best of mv ability and to send to the county leader before November 20th. 1007, 2 cats o each variety mown, tot-ether witli answers to the following questions 1. Kind o soil and suhsoil on which the corn was grown 2. . Climatic conditions. 3. Date of each operation. 4. Description of each operation and why it was performed. 5. Name of the variety or varie ties of corn grown. 6. Where the seed was obtained. How to obtain seed. One pound of shelled seed corn will be sent free to every applicant who com plies with the conditions named above. The selection of the var iety of seed must be from the fol lowing list: Swadley, Australian White Flint, Colorado Yellow Dent, Pride of the North, Im proved Learning, Golden Beauty, Iowa Silver Mine, Champion White Pearl and Hickory King. Seed of no other variety will be furnished, but the contestants are at liberty to secure seed of any other varieties from any other source, and further more, may enter as many different varieties as they may desire. How to send the corn to the College. Each variety of corn grown should be carefully wrapped and securely tied 111 a separate package with the name and addresa of the bov who grew it and the name of the variety attached there to and also inclosed within. The individual packages should be sent to the person designated by the County leader, who will make them into one large package and ship to the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, (freight address) Mesilla Park, N. M. The transporation charges on the corn will be paid by the Col lege. Should there be no County leader, correspond directly with the undersigned. Judges. One judge will be ap pointed by the Agricultural Col- ege, one by the Territorial Super intendent of Public Instructions, md these two judges shall seclect a third. Prizes for the county contests. The whole matter of rules and prizes for the county contests is notes should consist of the date, just what was done that day and why it was done. Get all the information you can regarding corn growing from books, papers, bulletins, or persons. Make your application at once and address all communication to J.J. Vijunon, P. O. Agricultural College, N. M. Puerto News. Correspondence Hello editor! where is Bear Grass? he is like a bad stand of l..f. i -I il. . I I I I leu entirely wiiu. uie local leaders. cnrlor, :n ihp 8. Prizes offered by the New' Frank Mitchell, a successfu Mexico Agricultural College. 1 he farmer of Grady, was here this following prizes, amounting to week looking for pigs and also for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS seeds to nlant and found what In- distributed between Dent and Flint varieties, will be offered by the New Mexico Agricultural College for corn grown in New Mexico by was looking for here. Wells, the merchant at Grady, was here this week looking for seeds for spring plantintr and boys between the ages of 12 and ! bouyrht a number of pigs from R. Farm Scene in the Tucumcari Valley, near Tucumcari, N. M. 18 years, contingent upon there being not less than 50 contestants: Prizes Offered on Dent and Flint Vari eties of Corn. Prizes Sweepstakes (best of all varieties) 25.00 Prizes For the best letter tell ing about the various operations of growing the corn $5.00 , cultivation 20 to 100 acres plant. M. Bates. It is difficult for some people to get accustomed to New Mexico prices. He informs us that the Plains are settling up very rapidly and will soon be all plow ed up and in cultivated farms. Cotton is among the crops the plains farmers are experimenting with and numerous farms have in of this IN FAVOR OF THE ADOP- TIONOFA CONSTITUTION. At the preliminary meeting of the delegates from this territory, held on February 5th, it was de cided to appoint a committee of seven to draft a bill authorizing the legislature to call the conven tion together and to make a prop osition to defray the expenses of the convention. C. C. Davidson, in an interview with the editor of this paper, enthusiastically favors the meeting of the convention about the middle of August for the purpose of drafting a constitution to be submifted to the people for ratification at an election in No vember, and if ratified, to be sub mitted to, congress immediately thereafter. "In the light of precedent this is the method of procedure for the admission of New Mexico to state- ' hood; of the thirty-two states ad ' mitted lo the Union since the ad option of the federal constitution, twenty-six have been admitted in this manner. It does not annear to me that we should wait for con gress to pass another enabling act; if we want statehood and we do, we should continue the fight and contend persistently and intelli gently for it. Congress has always been loth to admit new states and the opposition in that body is more powerful today than ever, which is cause for greater efforts on the part of the territory seeking ad mission. I believe the legislature should not only make an appropri ation for the convention, but should also make a sufficient ap propriation to defray the expenses of a committee of representative citizens of the territory to go to Washington, should the constitu tion be ratified by the people ot the territory, and remain the entire session if necessary to influence that body to admit New Mexico to statehood." Dent Variety 1st, prize . . . .$10 00 and prize. ... 5 00 3rd prize 3 00 .jtli prize 2 00 5th prize 2 00 6th prize 2 00 7th prize a 00 8th prize t 00 gth prize 1 00 1 oil) prize. ... 1 00 nth prize. ... 1 00 12th prize. . . . 1 on 13th prize. ... 1 00 14th prise. ... 1 00 15th prize. ... 1 00 16th prize. ... 1 00 Flint Variety. 1st prize. . . $10 00 2nd prize. ... 5 00 3rd prize 3 00 4th prize 2 00 5th prize 2 00 6th prize 2 00 7th prize .... 2 00 8th prize 1 00 gth prize 1 00 toth prize. ... 1 00 nth prize. ... 1 00 1 2th prize. ... 1 00 13th prize. ... 1 00 14th prize. ... 1 00 15th prize. ... 1 00 16th prize. ... 1 00 Each boy should provide a book in which the days' operations may be recorded. The record should Anderson has struck water at a depth of 200 feet and the water has risen to 100 feet. Say, editor, talk to the boys through the columns of your paper about shooting quail, they will soon be mating now and we should leave some for seed; it is good sport and exellent provender but we may need some next winter. Now in the name of common sense and self defense let all us farmers sow oats. Editor I am a be made each evening. These reader of the News, it is a good paper and has many ads and a great deal of news but I put on my specks and searched and I can't find any advertisement of seeds for sale, "me no see em," now some time back there was a tremendous howl about Motgomery & Ward; Sears & Roebuck, etc., and the feloneous crime of the farmers sending away for stuff, but how the thunder are we to get seed stuff to plant unless we do send a way for it, it is time to plant oats right now and we can't buy a seed in Quay county.