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Every American Can Afford ft to Buy Thrift Stamp. Your $ v Government Needs the Money ft ft Will You Do Your "Bit?" ft a ftftftftftftftft ftftdftftftftft & t Horde, But Save Your K o'e, Dimes and Quarters to W. S. S. and Thrift ft Standi o Help Win the War AND TUCUMCARI TIMES VOL. XVI. TUCUMCARI, QUAY COUNTY, NKW MEXICO, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1918 NO. 37 FRENCH ATTACK SUC CESSFULLY TAKING The French troops fighting south cast of Mont Didler have turned upon the Germans in a violent attack and administered u severe defeat to the enemy over u front of about seven and a half miles, between Rubescourt and St. Maurne. It was over this front that the French since Sunday's offen sive began had held the Germans from keeping pace with the advunce they were making from the center of the line south of Ressons-Sur-Matz toward the Olse river, where the onslaughts of the invaders were met with u defense in man and gun powder that brought to the Germans enormous cusuulities. The village of Hclloy, Genlis wood and heights rising between Coureelles and moracmcr were recuptured by the French and, in addition to the inflic tion of heuvy casualities on the enemy, General Foch's men took more than a thousand prisoners und also captured guns. In the Immediate center of the line between Mont Didier und Noyon, where the Germans hud been uble to extend the apex of their drive to An theuil, the enemy also wus attacked and driven back, but southwest of No yon he succeeded in reuching Mache mont and Bcthancourt, the last named place lying on the west bank of the Oise river. Hard fighting Is still in progress in this region, with the French disputing the attempts of the Germans to pass forward. The American marines fighting in the Chateau-Thierry sector have com pleted the capture of the Bellcau wood from the Germans and, with its occu pation, took 300 prisoners. The official German communication asserted that the Germans had repulsed several at tacks in this immediate vicinity. The apex of the salient driven by the Germans still is in the center, south of the village of Mnrqueglise. To the west of this point, the Germans at one time almost reached the Aronde rlvver, but were driven back for con siderable distance by the French in heavy counter attacks. The French also are counter attacking southwest of Noyon, according to the German of ficial communication, which says, how ever, that renewed efforts of the French to regain lost territory were repulsed with heavy losses. The German war office claims the capture of 10,000 additional prisoners, which, with the number of captives reported Monday, would bring the to tal to 18,000 in the present fighting. Since the new offensive began along the Soissons-Rheims sector May 27, it is asserted by the German official com munication that the army group of the German crown prince has taken nbout 75,000 allied troops captive. THE METHODIST REVIVAL The revival meeting at the Center Street Methodist church continues with increasing interest. Large at tendance and at times the people are turned away for lack of room. The music is inspiring and worshipful. "Jerry" is preaching a searching gos pel and many have already turned un to God. Many others are almost per suaded. The drawings and paintings have been features of interest. Tuesday night was Normal night and the teachers attended in a body. Thursday night will be railroad night. The railroad men with their families will attend and will occupy n part of the church reserved for them. The Bible readings given from day to day by Mrs. Jeter at 2 p. m., have '' been very helpful. There has been aroused a deeper intcrst in the study of "The Book." The teachings of the Uible have been applied to the lives of the people with no unccrtai nmcaning. i The meeting will continue until Sun- day night. There hat been some talk of moving the meeting out of doors so the crowds could be accommodated and continuing the meeting as a great Union campaign of all the churches. At present this has not been decided upon. The Third Quarterly meeting of the Center St. Methodist church will bo held Tuesday the 18th of this month Presiding Elder J. B. Cochran will be here to hold it. Sunday school will meet Sunday at 9:45 a. m. The doors or tne cnurcn will be oncned at the 11 o'clock ser vice and all wishing to unite with the Methodist church are urged to bo pres ent and come into the church. Bids were opened today for the City bonds which were voted in April for the purpose of improving the streets and city water works. Tho amount of both was $25,000 and the success , ful bidder was tho John Nuvccne Co., ' of Chicago, paying par and a premium of $530. The representative who was here says the money will be ready within few weeks, so business will begin to pick up. VOn SALE 25 head of vounc hlirh grade Jersey cows. Also entire dairy equipment. Generous terms to respon sible persons. J. D. LOVE, Endee, N. M. I COMMISSIONERS MEET AS A I HOARD OF EQUALIZATION The county board of commissioners met Monday, June 3, 1.018, in regular session with Commissioners Dodson und Hull, Clerk Lnwson, and Assessor Francis. The Hoard resolved itself into a Hoard of Equalization and considered complaints against valuations on lands and city property ns heretofore fixed by the Hoard, und the valuations on other property as fixed by the County Assessor, und made a number of re ductions, one incrcuse und allowed a number of others to remain ns assess ed by Mr. Francis. The second day was taken up prac tically the Manic us the first and a number of reductions were allowed. The members of thu Hoard talked over vnrious road matters but tftok no official action. The bridge on tin Nor ton road, which has been out of use for .several months, is to be replaced with a cement "dip" it is understood und thu work will commence in the very near future. This will be good news to the many people who travel this popular road und especially will the work be appreciated by the mail carrier on the Grady route. Sam Lchrmnn and wife have re turned home from an extended visit with relatives and friends in New York und other points in the cast. Sam says the west seems to be asleep as com pared with the cast. Everybody talks war und patriotism is strong. SECY CASE RETURNS FROM 0. T. CONVEN-VENTION-REPORTS Miami, Okla., wus the city selected by thu members of tin: Ozark Trails Association for the 1918 Sixth Annual Convention. They possibly had pre pared for their convention, the 6th, 0th, and 7th, more eluborutely und carefully than uny preceding conven tion. The Miami Hotel, a new build ing of eight stories, was used as the headquarters, and all committees met in this building. A tent of enormous size wus stretched near the beautiful Neosho Pork which covers consider able territory on each side of the river. The entire convention was harmonious und instructive. Four-fifths of the program wus given over to patriotism und it wus ubsolutely proven thut road building wus one of the greatest pa triotic movements thut could be made by a community. The first day twen ty five hundred delegates were enroll ed. Thousands were kept away be cause of the floods in Oklahoma and Missouri. Some citizens have been mislead by u fictictious urticle appear ing in u recent El Paso Herald stat ing, directly or indirectly, that the Ozark Truil had been designated south to HI l'aso, und implying that the northern, or mainline, through Tu cumcari to Las Vegas, had been re culled. A route wus designated from Chickushu, branching from the main line to Lawton, Plainvicw, Roswell and El Paso. Some one made a move that this be called a military highway, and the convention voted that it be named such Military Highway. However, it is no more a military highway than the mum line through Tucumcarl. President Harvey made it plain that In promoting branch roads he would not promote uny which would compete with the main line, which runs from St. Louis to Las Vegas via Oklahoma City, Amarillo and Tucumcafl. It docs one good to travel through this region between Miami and Tu cumcarl and feast their eyes on the bountiful wheut und corn crops. In short, that will assist greatly in whip ping the Kaiser. Every city and ham let along the line showed signs of pa triotic demonstrations, and restaurants and restaurants and hotels had orches tras continually playing patriotic mu sic. There is no question but what in tense patriotism is coming West. I also attended tho Cowboys' Round up Managers' Convention at Kansas City. An account of the proceedings will t week. will be giv4Bln thu BUI Bourd next On my wuy home from Kansas City I stopped at Dalhart, Texas, for a pre liminary road convention which for mulated a program for Ihe great cele bration at Naru Visa July 4th. Hun dreds are planning to come from Dal hart. This will be agroat sector to the Ozark Trails. The next) O. T. convention will be held at Roswell. J. W. Corn was re elected vice president for New Mexico. ROBT. P. M. CASE, Sec'y Chamber of Commerce. Goldenbergs page ad. this week is chock full of good reading for every family in Quay county. The prices made on certain articles will not last long because the articles will not last long. In many instances the prices are lower than the same articles could be bought for at wholesale today, but they have too much goods and want to turn the goods into cash. Read the ad. and take advantage of this extra- ordinary opportunity. President Proclaims June28th as National War Savings Day Washington, I). C, May 30, 1918. A Proclamation liy the Prttident of the United State : This war is one of nations, not of armies, and all of our one hundred million people must be economically and indus trially adjusted to war conditions if this nation is to play its full part in the conflict. The problem before us is not pri marily a financial problem, but rather a problem of incremted production of war essentials and the saving of the materials and the lnbor necessary for tho support and equipment of our army and navy. Thoughtless expenditure of money for nou essentials usen up the lnbor of men, the products of the farms, mines and factories, and overburdens transportation, all of which must be used to the utmost and at their best for war purposes. The great results which we seek can be obtained only by the participation of every member of the nation, young and old, in a nationul concerted thrift movement. I therefore urge that our people everywhere pledge themselves, as sug gested by the Secretary of the Treasury, to the practioe of thrift, to serve the Government to their utmost in increasing production in nil fields necessary to the winning of the war, to conserve food and fuel and useful materials of every kind, to devote their labor only to the most necessary tasks, and to buy only thoso things which are essential to individual health and efficiency, and that the jieople, as evidence of their loy alty, invest all that they can nave in Liberty Bonds and War Suvings Stamps. The securities lastied by the Treasury De partment arc so many of them within the reach of every one that the door of opportunity in this mattor Is wide open to all of us. To practice thrift in peace times is a virtue and brings great benefit to the individual at all times; with the desperate need of the civilized world today for materials and labor with which to end the war, the practice of individual thrift is a patriotic duty and a necessity. I appeal to all who now own either Liberty Bonds or War Savings Stamps to continue to practice economy and thrift, and to appeal to all who do not own government securities to do likewise, and purchase them to the extent of their means. The man who buys government securities transfers the pur chasing power of his money to the United States Government until after this war, and to that same degree does not buy in competition witJi the Government. I earnestly appeal to every man, woman and child to pledge themselves on or before the 28th of June to save con stantly and to buy as regularly as possibly the securities of the government, and to do this as far as possible through membership in War Savings Societies. The 28th of June ends this special period of enlistment in the great volunteer anny of production and saving here at home. May there be none unenlisted on that day. (Signed) WOODROW WILSON BEST ARMY WORLD EVER SAW BEING PUT INTO FIELD Chicago, June 10 War plnns of the medical profession will be formulated at the sixty-ninth annual convention of the American Medical association i which opened here today. Chiefs of the United Stutes army and navy med ical forces, members of medical mis sions from France, Englun.1, Italy and Belgium und organizers of thu new medical reserve being formed in this country are to take an important part in the deliberations of the body. "We are putting into the Held the best army physically and mentally in thu world," said Major General Gorgus surgeon general of the United States army. "The purenta cf thu boys who comprise this great army idiuuld know thut they will receive the best possi ble trcutment from the timu they en ter the service until they are discharg ed. We have hud thu beat health con ditions in mobilizing this army thut the world has ever seen. Thu deutli rate in thu Japanese army from dis ease und wounds is 20 per 1,000 und this wus thu lowest of till the armies in the world. The death rate in thu Americun army is 8 per 1000. "We estimnte thut 75 or 80 per cent of ull wounded men will be restored and returned to active service again and that the number permanently dis ubled will not exceed 10 pur cent. "The great epies in the advance of mcdicul science in war work include the efficacy of performing ull surgical" opcrutions within twenty-four hours after the infliction of the wound, the use of lurge incisions in performing these opcrutions, the discovery of tin unti-toxin for gns bacillus, the inocu lation of every wounded man with te tanus unti-toxin und the discovery thut trench fever is spread by vermin slmllur to typhus. "The prncticul effect of these dis coveries will be of material assistance to the army surgeons in keeping the death rate down und increasing the physical efficiency of the men in the field. "The morul standard of the Ameri can army in Frunce is just us high ns it is in this country. Statistics show there Is much more venereal disease among the men when they join the army than at uny time thereafter. In this country tho figures show thut for months not a single case of this class of disease has been camps where thou sands of men are usscmbled. These facts speak for themselves, Saturday will be observed as Flag Day throughout tho United States. The Red Peaks Copper Company operating neur Norton, about twenty five miles southwest of Glenrio, is branching out und muy provve ns big a concern in timu as any in thu state. Not satisfied with the hold ing in the county, purchused a group of seven claims, recently, in the Sandia mountains, thirty-fofur miles from Al buquerque. The reason for this new acquisition so remote from Quay coun ty mines, not rightly understood by thu general public, but it might be possible milling facilities secured by the purchase. The company uniqu in that its property at Norton, discloses potash to u considerable per cent, suffi cient to exploit the find. Another company, operating in the same neigh borhood, gives promise of developing into something worth while. Nor is this the limit to the mineral showing in thu county. There are other copper mines some distance northeast of Nor ton, the surface indication, with the urugonite, gypsum and calcite, ruther exceptional. While deposits of phos phut rock and beds of talc have also been reported, not forgetting the coul showing und promise of oil through the abundance of gus rock in the vi cinity of Glenrio. All these are com mereinlly valuable und developed on an extensive scale make this a mining section of tho state with large re sources. Glenrio Tribune Progress. London, June 12. Arthur J. Balfour, Secretury for Foreign Affairs, declin ed in the House of Commons today thatthere was no truth in the report that America and the Allies had en tered into an ngrcement not to inter vene in Russian affairs. DEMOCRATIC TICKET Representative: A. S. REAVES T. I. RUN VAN Sheriff: J. A. STREET County Clerk: T. N. LAWSON Treasurer: JOHN M. EAGER Tax Assessor: H. L. FRANCIS Superintendent of Schools: J. A. ATKINS Probate Judge: J. C. WILLIAMS County Surveyor: A. R. MOSES Commissioner First District: W. A. DODSON Commissioner Second District: F. W. NATIONS Commissioner Third District: JOHN F. BELL For For For For For For For For For For For RED CROSIS SHORT ON MA TERIALS FOR WORK ROOMS A letter to Mrs. A. D. Catterson in answer to an order for materials will be of Interest as it comes from head quarters for this district. It is in part as follows: "Referring to your order No. 18, of May 24th, ordering 10 bed jackets, we regret to advise that we are not in a position to fill this order, and arc ob liged to back-order same for future attention. "This situation urises through mar ket conditions, with the result that Washington is unnble to keep us suf ficiently stocked with certain kinds of raw matcrlnls, including gauze, flan nel, muslin und mntcrial for cut gar ments. Wc cannot make any prom-, lena .... ...U.. 111 " iovo un tu viium wu cuii mi your or der, but hope to be in u position with in the next few weeks, to give some definite information; in the meantime both Washington and the Division of fice fully reulize the situation in which the chapter are placed and do not hold them responsible. Wc hope you will bear with us in this matter nnd rest nssured that ns soon ns, we can give you some definite information, or muke shipment of your order, it will receive our prompt attention. "We earnestly request that no pur hasinir of these article be done bv the chapters, except through Division Headquarters, us this will assist us in getting the materials at a lower rate thnn would be the cuse if wholesale buying were to be done by our chap ters, nnd un artificial market created. r . w. stnnuart, Director Sup. " TRATION SHOWS BUT 53 NEW ELIGIBLES The registration of boys becoming' of age since last June 5th, 1917, was about ns was expected last week be cause the young men have been go ing from here to join the army in most every branch, but the Navy has got u larger per cent of the young men. Only fifty-five registered in all parts of the county. Anderson, Lewis Allen, Mark Henry Bennett, Wayne Burton, Herbert Bryan, Herl Eber Houcin, Gilbert Hands, Hugh Hernnrd Box, James Henry Bracken, Samuel Belcher, Thomas Allen Biasano, Filimcno Blake, Virgil Franklin Emberton, William Carroll Davis, Murccllus M, Ferguson. Irvin De Witt Forbes, Virdee Wesley Gates, Robert J. (Jimenez, Jose Grady, Aries Garcia, Salvador Gholson. W. J. H. Huff, Gussie J. Hammond, Lcno J. Hook, Chester R. Hyder, Hoy Colbert Hernandez, Cnnuto Jurney, Clyde Ivan Kizur, Reuburn Cecil Lucero, Remijio Love, Guy Lane, Muylield Craig I.utz, Henry David Montoyu, Guadulupe Morrow, Chas. Andrew Martinez Florencin Sanchez Parker, Newman R. Quick, Le Ray Heed, J. IIuiHhell Romero, Knacio Itumsdale, Bryan William Rodgers, Ammie Iteed, William James Randall, Thos. Albert Riggs, Leo Harrold Snlas Pablo Tatum, Clarence F. Thomas, Hazzic Alexander Wilson, Harry Hobert Woodord, Fred Wnlker, William Walther, James Arnold Vinyard, Moses C. MOTOR MEN ORGANIZE Tho Motor Minute Men met Tuesday night at the court house and a number were here from other parts of the coun ty. Not much permanent work was accomplished but an organization was perfected with Mayor James as first lieutenant. Many owners signed for service and later it is expected to give every ownor of un auto a chance to volunteer his car if it become neccs jsnry to call them Into service. It seems unwise to organize the Mo , tor Minute Men unless a home guard . is also organized with which to fill the cars with trained men. This would allow the government to furnish the men with arms and amunition so they would be prepnrcd for an emergency whether it be on the border or in some other part of the state. There are but few men who would want to go to war urmcd with nn auto and a club. The owners of autos are anxious to do their part an this organization is a start in the right direction. QUAY WEST POINT 6RADS TOLD AMERICA MAY NOT BE DETERRED West Point, N. Y. Juno 12. More than a million American men will be in France in the near future, declared Secretary of War Baker in an address today to 137 graduates of the United Stutes Military Academy. SupplemeMing his rcccn announce ment in Washington that United States troops "exceeding 700,000 in number" have disembarked on French soil, the secretary told the cadets "it is not un fair to speculute that we will shortly pass the million mark." General Peyton C. March, chief of staff, who made commencement day the occasion of his official visit to the academy, said that neither the menace of raiding German submarines off the Atluntic coust, nor the territorial gains of the enemy on the western front, will affect America's policy of send ing men to France as fast as ships can carry them. The war situation on Wednesday is summarized by the Associated Press as follows: The French forces operating on the cast bank of the Oise river south of Noyon have evacuated the Carlepont Wood and the Germans are closely pressing them southward, according to the German official communication Wednesday. The communication also asserts that the territory on the op posite side of the river, near where the Matz enters the stream, has been clear ed of allied troops. Nowhere else ulong the battle front running from Montdidier to the region around Noyon is any claim made to further advances by the Germans. On the contrary, the latest communication shows that the enemy everywhere has been busily engaged In attempts to hold back the French and other allied troops, among them some Americans. TUCUMCARI BOY WRITES IN TERESTING LETTER TO FATHER Norfolk, Va., June 2, 1918 Dear Home Folks: This letter finds me in Norfolk, Va-, being transferred to Philadelphia. We were examined lust week and qualified one crew in our bunch making the world's record with three-inch gun. day und night. The target was 2000 yurds uwuy und they hit it in day four times in four shots, in seven sec onds; and at night they hit it four times in 9 seconds. That is the rec ord. Wc hit it once out of four shots in day time in 7 seconds; and at night we hit it four times out of four, and the communder said that we made such good records that we would all have to go across pretty soon. There are some German submarines over on this side. Last week when we were out to sea one of the ships' saw two submarines' periscopes and open ed fire upon them with a seven-inch gun and the shell glanced on the wa ter and hit the Louisiana, an U. S. battle-ship and the ball went through and killed one sick man, and injured about six more. The subs submerged and that was the last they saw of them. Down in the Gulf of Mexico they have seen two more. Today is sure hot. We left the u. S. S. Minnesota last night at 12 o'clock und went o nboard the St. Johns which brought us to Norfolk and here w had to change to a steamboat and now we huvc just gotten through changing to another transport which takes, us to Baltimore, where we take the train for Philadelphia. We are in Norfolk now. out in town. I am at the Y. M. C. A. writing this letter. We will be here about three hours. I was on board ship a little over three months. Well, 1 want to get out in town, so will close. Hurry H. Shahan. ISAAC B. DAVIS DEAD Isaac B. Davis, son of Michael and Mnrln lltivla win hnrn. Sent. 16. 1842 in Tennessee, coming to Missouri in tilu onrlv lnvhnnil ilnvn where he SDCnt the greater part of his life. He died April 20, 1918 at the soldiers' Home ut Higginsvllle, Mo., Ills good wife tireceded him to the Great Beyond about 40 years to await his coming. He was a member of the Metnoaist church at Black Water, where he was t lln nlso leaves four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Hayhurst of Chilhowee, Mo., Mrs. Annie Ayier, r. M., Mrs. Jennie Caldwell, Mrs. Pearl rtnllv lnth of Knnsns Citv. Mo. He also leaves one brother and two sisters and 14 grand children, several great grand children and a host of friends wherever he went, to mourn his death. His friends were numbered by his ac quaintances. Mr. Davis was a resident of this county about six years, proving up oa a claim near the home of his daugh ter, at Norton, N. M. IK liked New Mexico but returned to Missouri six years ago on account of rheumatism. He never got completely restored to health and never returned to his clataa as he had so much desired to do. The new H-H Theatre will open to morrow nighU-Frlday.