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TUCUMCARI, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 11)18 NO. 19 BUSINESS MEN RE ORGANIZE AND ELECT F. C. BEEBE SECY The Tucumcnrl Business Men's As sociation wns reorganized Inst night nt the mooting held for thnt purpose. The name wus changed to the Quay County Business Men's Association nml a new set of officers were elected, with the exception of secretary, F. C. Beebe being re-elected. Hnssctt Collins was chosen president Mnx J. Goldenberg, V. President. F. F. Hnlstine, Treasurer. An enrollment committee composed of Mnx Goldenberg, W. A. Dotlson and F. C. Bccbc was chosen to secure new members to the association. Another meeting will he held in the Association rooms next Tuesday night to perfect the organization. A flnnnce committee composed of II. Goodman, F. F. Holstinc und F. C. Bcuhc will solicit funds or apportion the usscssments properly to ench in dividual when finances are needed for public improvement. The nssocintion will take up the lighting of the main streets. The members arc strong for the "White Wny" and other civic im provements will be attempted as soon as finances will permit. F. C. Bcebe is an untiring worker, having been instrumental in making Quny go over the top in the last Lib erty Loan drive. He also assisted in the sale of W. S. Stumps in n three days' drive. He has always been rendy to do his part in every call the government hns issued. Ho has con sented to remnin with the association and will handle propositions as the business men desire. "REGISTER !" That is the message which the forty thousand Four Minute Men of the Committee on Public Information will commence to carry to the people today, at the special request of Provost Mar shal General Crowds r. In order that country may becomo informed upon the reasons for the pur pose of the enlarged draft ages, tho press wan called into consultation and henrticst cooperation assured. At the same time, arrangements were per fected through National Headquarters of Four Minute Men in Washington to turn this vast force of organized ora tory upon the vital topic. A bulletin of information contain ing complete statistics concerning tho fighting man power of the country was prepared in consultation with tho Pro vost Marshal General's office. An au tographed letter fiom Cienernl Crowder to the Four Minute Men explains the urgency of the situation nnd culls upon this great army of speakers to uso their best efforts to meet their part in it. In this connection, the General says: "We want to inspire every mnn with the resolution to come forward ut the Time unpointed and do his duty. "One of the most efficient ways to communicnte this inspiration, stimu lating the keen sense of duty to bo Din-formed, is the oral appeal, face to face. This is where wo are relying upon the great organization of Four Minute Men. We believe tliat you can reach effectively the millions of . f I men who are tiue 10 come lorwaru on thai dav to rcirtster. "The original registration brought forward 11,580,000 men. This time our calculations give us every reason to believe that the number to be included ronchca thirteen million. It will bo America's irreatest effort to complete its Army. Your part will be an im- nortant one, and I earnestly invoke your assistance and call upon you to . i i.m :... i..ul. " put your uusv nmii iiii-u uib won ELY RECOMMENDS THAT MOISE HROS., HE GIVEN BACK LICENSE Albutiuernue. N. M Being convinc ed Unit Moise Brothers, merchants of Santa Rosa, have fully repented of the profiteering for which their license was revoked by the Food Admtnistrn tinn n month niro. Federal Food Ad ministrator Ralph C. Ely has wired to Washington recommending mat license be reilssucd to this firm. It was found thnt Moiso Brothers were taking advantage of the war situation tn L-hnrire exorbitant prices for num erous kinds of merchandise nnd uftcr a thorough investigation and henring their license wns revoked. The evldencu of repentunce consists chiefly of four notablo exhibits which went far to convince Mr. Ely of tho genuineness of the firm's desire to ad here strictly to all Food Administru tloh requirements in tho future if nl lowed to do business again. Those ex hlbits nrc as follows: Exhibit No. 1 Check for $250 mailo out to Arthur Lehum, treasurer of the Jewish Welfare Relief. Exhibit No. 2 Check for $250 mado nut to Salvat on Army War l-und. Exhibit. No. 3 Check for $250, mndo out to tho Jewish Welfnro Association Exhibit No. 4 Check for $500 made nut to Amer can Rod Cross. Grand total of exhibits evidencing contrito spirit, Twelve Hundred und Fifty Dollurs. BRITISH USE DUMMY TANKS TO DECEIVE Having found tin- battle tanks a great sueees. tin' British arc now tiding the enemy to Induce him to waste bis nmmunlllnu anil to cover movements of Is here shown lielns taken to a position near the front. NEW MEXICO NEEDY WHEAT- GROWERS TO GET FEDERAL AID Seed Grain Loans to be extended in Statu through designated agencies of Wichita Federal Land Bank. Albuquerque N. M. Sept. II. Five million dollars has been set aside by the government to finance poor farm ers in the growing of wheat. In New Mexico this aid is especially available to the farmers of the counties of Col fax, Union, Mora, eastern Quay and De Baca. Farmers with assurance of prospective wheat crop, and which crop virtually constitutes their assets, y giving a lien on the crop may securu money to purchase seed wheat through the agency of the Federal I. a ml Bank of Wichita, Kansas. It is emphasized that this aid is intended fur the farmer who is unable to finance his wheat- planting for himself and is partHilurly arranged for the relief of tnoso living n the drouth stricken grain-growing nreas of the southwest. It la pointed out that the furmcrs of some of the northeastern counties of New Mexico have suffered particularly in this re gard, going into the drouth season with less resources than many of those n Oklahoma and elsewhere. 'The need of our state is greater in my opinion than of richer communities elsewhere" said Mr. Ely, Federal Food Administrator for New Mexico on his return from Wichita where he con ferred with Secretary John B. Mc- Manus, of the Federal Land Bank nnd u former New Mexican, regarding New Mexico s participation in this federal aid for wheat growing. It is necessary for the farmer to show the Department of Agriculture that the wheat can be produced on his lnnd, and the help is intended for those unable to arrange commercial loans. Administrator Ely states his under standing that homesteaders who hnvc not yet perfected title to their land may obtain this aid. NORTON NEWS Still dry nnd hot in this section of the county. School will begin at Norton with Mrs. Scroggins as teacher. She is a good teacher. This is her second term here. W. S. Ayler was kicked by a young mule Sunday which came near being fatal. He wns able to walk around in the afternoon. The dance at Mr. Bowerman's was attended by a small crowd Friday night, there being another dance on the plains. Those who attended re. port a good time. Mr. Seaberry visited with his sis- ter-in-Inw Sunday, Mrs. Sim Harris, north of Norton. Nellie Ayler will commence teach ing school at tho Crofford school next Monday. This is Miss Nellie's first attempt to teach. She is accomplished young lady and we hope sho will make good. Mrs. John Jacobs and the two Miss es Troth were cullers at Sim Harris's Sunday. Also Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Ayler and daughter. Miss Ellen Lcwalding or near tu cumcari, nttended the dunce Friday night ut Norton. Mrs. Latham of Norton has been on tho sick list. W. E. Pollard has a very badly mashed thumb. He suffered severly all of Friday night. Misses Ruby Walthor nnd Lilly Un derwood will enter school at Tucum cari for the coming term. Earl Reeves visited at Norton last week returning to Tucumcuri Thurs day evening for his departure home. LOST THREE HORS ES One marc with brand Lo on left hind leg. with white spits on hips. Ono black horse brand 8 on right hip; white spot in face; one of hind feet white. One horse, bay, with brand on right hip; white close to hoofs. All have been irono about twclvo days. Will pay for information leuding to their recovery. u. li. Ubiiu LIVE SESSION AT LAWYERS' MEETING IN ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque, Aug. .U. The report of Paul A. F. Walter, chairman of the committee on the "History of the Bar and Bench," read by Sec'y E. C. Iden nnd tho paper given by H. H. McElroy of Tucumcari, on "The Lnwycr and the Community," were two attractive fea tures of tho morning session of the New Mexico Bar Association. Mr. McElroy's paper on the "Lnw ycr nnd the Community" was us John W. Wilson declared, a "noble paper." It dealt as the siilileet mifimcia with , the duty of the lawyer as a leader in ! community ideals "We know what hr.s been the. law yer's plaee in history," said Mr. Mc Elroy. "We know what his place is today in the community and we may contemplate what will be his place in the immediate future." Never in the history of the world has there been a greater opportunity for the Uwycr to play such an important part in the life of the community as today and the approaching period of unrest and readjustment after the war will ofier even greater opportunities. "We may not nil of us," concluded the speaker, referring to tho members of his profession, "bo able to help rock the cradles of some of those new dem ocracies, hut we can all tench a broad er citizc.iurtip in our own commun ity. "We cannot all sit in the councils of the nations, but we can be wise and honest in the councils of our home communities. "We cannot all take part in the solu tion of the great labor problems, but we can teach und lead the people to take an active part in the self-deter-minntion of the people, nnd tench them that liberty is secured by the ballot and not by the torch and the bomb. "We can sustain the dignity of our courts, the integrity of our leirisla- .lures, the fairness of our elections, the justice of our laws, and the re spect and love of the people for our institutions." Mr. McElroy, who is the local chair- man of the four-minute men and other war activities in Tucumcari; Fred Ay ers of Estancia, and George Taylor of this city, were admitted to member ship in the Bar Association this morn ing. Following a discussion of Mr. Mc Elroy's paper, the matter of construc tive legislation, and the business of gutting bills, affecting theprofession, drafted before the meeting of the leg islature, was discussed. THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN Tho campaign for the Fourth Lib erty Loan begin? September 28 and close October lfC While tho amount bus not yet been announced, it is gen erally conceded it will be for a larger amount than any of the preceding hnns. The American people, therefore, are called upon tn raise u larger sum of money in a shorter lengtn of time than ever before. There is need, there fore, for prompt action prompt and efllcient wotk and p'ompt and licerul uihscriptinus. We have a great inspiration for a great effort. Tho news from the battle front inspires every American heart, not only with pride, und patriotism j but with a great incentive to do his or her part. There is no shirking, no shifting of tho individual burden, no selfishness by American soldiers in France; there should bo none here. We are both supporting tho sume coun try and the same cause our Army in one way, ourselves in unother. Theirs is the harder part, but at least we can do our part as promptly and loyally and efficiently as they do theirs. BIG ROAD CONTRACT Dan LaRoo of Palestine, Texas, is the successful bidder for tho construc tion of thu 21 miles of federal-aid road from Tucumcari west, his bid being $102,113.07. THE GERMANS dummy Imitations of them to deceive the real things. One of the dummies ' BOY ROBBER FROM OKLAHO MA IS CAUGHT IN TUCUMCARI Luther Ray, a sixteen-year-old hoy from Erick, Oklu., was arrested Mon day night by Marshal Akin, in re sponse to a telegram from an officer at Amarillo who gave his description. When arrested he had nearly $100 in currency in his pocket, which he claimed to have won shooting craps. Lrter it developed that he with two other boys had robbed a store at Er ick, Oklu., and this was his part of the spoils. He afterwards said that he and his pals wanted to join the army l,ml wcr ""l 01,1 they took this means to be put into the army. The sheriff arrived Tuesday and re turned Wednesday with his prisoner. The other boys have already given up and told the officers where this boy was headed. TWO AUTOMOBILE LIFTERS ARE GRABBED BY SHERIFF Dave Johnson of Texas, and Homer C. Price of Amarillo, were arrested Wednesday by Sheriff Street charged jwith the theft of a Dodge Roadster. They were supposed to be from Raton and wore trying to trade the car for a Ford and a little boot. Some of the parties became suspicious when no one could identify the machine of the men in Raton. The boys were gnme and seemed anxious to phone Raton. Officers were notified to investigate and Johnson finally confessed to tho theft. He said he got the car in Trin idad and had driven it through. He said Prico was not guilty and did not know it had been stolen. Johnson al so claimed to be a brother of Mrs. J no. Jacobs of this city. The officers do not believe Johnson is giving his right name. GREGORY ORDERED TO REPORT FOR A TRAINING PERIOD Albuquerque, Sept. 1, I "-If.-- Lieut. W. II. Greggory, who has for some mouths been coune.-ted with tho in fliction depart m-'Ut if the fo.d ad niinistration in New Mexico, yesterday received order to report ut once to thecommanding olhcer of the school for automobile mechanics ,of Texas university, Austin, Texas. Lieutenant Gregory's connection with the food ad ministration was under a direct army assignment. Some time ago Lieutenant Gregory petitioned the war department at Washington to be transferred from the comparatively inactive service in which he was engaged to a department of tho army in which he could expect a speedier transfer to France. This petition apparently wus deluyed nnd only yesterday did Gregory obtain his orders. Administrator Ely declared yester day he is sorry to lose Gregory but thnt ho has no alternative. "Ho has given me very excellent servico in his administration work," the administrator said, "and I am cer tain if he is efficient in his work with the nrmy that he will prove a serious obstacle to Hun success." RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Tho all wise Creator has seen fit to take unto Himself thu beloved husband of our dear archer, Mrs. T. F. McMahon, Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED, Thnt we, the members of Homestead No. 3818, ex tend our sincere and heartfelt sym pathy to Mrs. McMahon and family, in this, their hour of bereavement. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Thnt a copy of this resolution bo sent to the bereaved family that n copy be spread on the minutes of the Home stead, and that copies he furnished each of tho f ucumcarl papers for pub lication. MRS. WM. NICOL, LENNIK SMITH, ARTIE LANCASTER, WILLIE McINTIRE, Committee. ONE HUNDRED MEN AT WORK ON COUNTY ROADS Due to deluy of government work on tho Ozark Trail has not gone for ward us wus anticipated, but two pa trols, ench composed of u mnn, teum, chuck box, scraper, two helpers, ure repairing tho Trail. Onu works from Tucumcari to Glenrio nnd tho other from Tucumcuri to the county line west of Montoya. Another patrol is working from Tucumcari to Ragland. Construction work on the Ragland road will begin next week and Mr. Hobart says it will be put in good condition. Tho Revuelto bridge has been re paired and has been in use about two weeks. The Rudolph concrete bridge is the best of its size in the state and is now completed. It is 110 feet long and has graded approaches. This new road will be ready for use as soon as it dries out now since the ruins this week. Two road crews are working on the enprock south of Montoyn. The fiscal year ends Nov. 30, and it is thoughVby thnt time the county road program will hnve been completed nnd the federal ,work begun. More men nre employed on county roads than ever before, there being more than 100 men. They have about 30 head of horsas at work. There is n great need of good roads but they can not all be built at once. Be patient and perhaps your road will be put in shape soon. LETTER FROM REUEL GARRETT Norfolk, Va., Aug. 30, 1018 Dear Mother: I suppose you arc getting anxious to hear from me. I have been quite n few places since I left Seattle. Had a nice trip all the way down the west coast. I wrote from Arica, Chile. Did you get my letter? We loaded 7,500 tons nt Iquique, Chile. Took it all right up to the Panama canal and through it, but we got into the Car ribean Sea and got into some rough weather and broke our steering gear and came near going down. We tried to steer her by hand hut couldn't han dle her. We rolled around for about 12 hours with water five feet deep on nil our decks, and finally got our gear fixed up '"ith a cable and got her back to Colon. The captain said we were certainly lucky to get back and he ought to know. He wus skipper on a big passenger liner out of New York. Well, mamma I guess we will go to Franco pretty soon. We will be here probnbly ten days or two weeks, unlonding nitrntc. I haven't heard from you in about four months. My address is U. S. S. Vittorio Emmanuele III care of P. M., New York, N. Y. REUEL. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO START DRIVE SEPT. II D. J. Fincgnn has been nppointed leader for Quay county in the drive for the Knights of Columbus War Fund. This drive will open Sept. I I and com mittees are being arranged for all over the county. This is not a relig ious affair. The Knights of Columbus are doing a great work in France and it takes money to cirry on that work. ,The Salvation Army and the War Y. M. t. A. have been liberally financed by the good people of the country so .this time the Knights of Columbus re asking aid from those who can spare. The people are not assessed any certain amount but they are at liberty to give what they care to a worthy cause. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Tho public and our patrons are here by notified that the partnership of Noble & Doughty hus been dissolved by mutual agreement, the business be ing transferred to Dr. Doughty. All notes und accounts may be paid at the First National Bunk, or nt the office of the Tucumcari Hospital. F. W. Noble, J. M. Doughty. J. E. Clayton is the new secretary of the Chamber oi Commerce in this city, taking the place of Robt. P. M. Case, who was forced to resign on nc count of ill-henlth. Mr. Clayton comes hero highly recommended fromRoswell whore he has been engaged in similar work. Ho will get into the harness nnd has a number of propositions to work upon as soon us a few minor dc tails are worked out to his satisfaction. The Chamber of Commerce here has a large membership nnd is better fi nanced than nny commercinl orgunlzn tion in the state, so it is expected thnt there will be something doing in Tu cumenri in the nenr future. A meeting will bo held nt tho Meth odist church Sundny nftcrnoon ut 3:00 o'clock for tho purpose of effecting n permanent organization of the Red Triangle League of the Y. M. C. A. Officers will bo selected, and an out lino of work considered. A short pro gram will bo given. Every one in terested In tho work of tho Y. M. C. A., in the wnr, is urged to bo thoro. This is n department of service of tho Young Men's Christian Association for soldiers and sailors of our country nnd its Allies; ministering to them In camp, in hospital, in ship, in prison, and In tho trenches. ON 150-MILE FRONT With the British Army in France, Sept. I, ( I p. m.) British troops nre on the Cauui Du Nord practically its whole length from Perronne to north of the Arras-Cambrai road, and in tho south ut two places, where the cannl is only about half constructed, ut Ruy nulcourt and Moislains, patrols uro pushing forward. Along the canal to the north the enemy is holding the east bank ap parently in grent strength and has been using his machine guns freely all day. Patrols have been heavily fired upon. Thu Germnns hnve destroyed all the crossings over the cnnal. Exhausted and in confusion, the enemy is being subjected to heavy shell fire. But the British for the moment are mak ing no attempt to drive him farther. It appears that the Germans intend to mnke n despcrnto stand here, in front of tho famous Bourlon wood and Cnmbrai. The northern part of the Hindenbcrg line is being elenred. Allied troops are making progress astride it in a south easterly direction. The wnr situation for Wednesday is summarized by the Associated Press as follows: The Germans are now giving ground over the entire 150 mile front from Ypres to Rhcims. Seemingly the question whether tho Germnns Will be able to hold even their present lino from Flanders to Chnm pngne is being nnswered. And the nn swer apparently is negative. Marshal Foch's strategy, which im posed oh the Germans the necessity of falling back in Flanders, Artois and Picnrdy, is compelling the enemy to withdraw from tho Vcsle between Soissons and Rhcims, northward to ward the Aisne. Outflanked on all defensive works along the western part of the battle line and in great danger of a turning movement eastward from the regions of Noyon and Soissons, the German high commnnd has been forced to be gin thq retrograde movement in the Soissons-Rheims sector. Military ex perts long predicted this would be necessitated by the allied successes. Washington, Sept. I. American troops in close pursuit of the Germnns retiring north of the Vesle have cap tured tho Villages of Bnzoches, Fis mette und Duslicux, taking prisoners and machine guns. General Pershing reported in his communique for todny, received tonight by the war depart- ment. TO TEACHERS OK QUAY COUNTY Under the laws of New Mexico all permits nnd extensions expire at the next regular examination. It will be necessary for all teachers lo have their certificates in order to draw their salary. The next State Examination for teachers, will be held October -1, and 5, 1018, at the Court House in Tucumcuri, N. M beginning prompt ly at !) o'clock a. m. At this exami nation all subjects must be taken, as no grades are carried or held from any previous examiantion. J. A. ATKINS, Supt. Robt. P. M. Case has resigned his position as secreUiry of thu Chamber of Commerce in order to take an ex tended rest. He used too much energy in obtaining results nnd his health has been greatly impaired. It wns with regret that the directors accepted Mr. Case's resignation as he bears the reputation of being ono of the most competent secretaries in tho West. It is hoped he will soon recover or re gain his former good health. Mr. Case and fnmlly will remain residents of Tucumcari and will do his part in boosting for the best interests of this locality. Dr. J. M. Doughty has purchased his partner's interest in tho Tucumcnrl Hospital and became the sole owner September 1st. Dr. Doughty has mndo a host of friends during his residence in Tucumcari who will be glad to learn of this change and they know he is capable of handling the business of this institution. Dr. Noble and fam ily have moved to Iowa where the Doctor expects to locate. Ho was an excellent surgeon nnd his friends will be sorry to learn of his departure, iil though Dr. Doughty is mted ns ono of the best physiciuns in the state. Mrs. L. C. Harris entertained four teen little folks in honor of her littlo daughter Lorraine. It being her fourth birthday. Tho dining room wns trimm ed in pink und white, with a big pink nnd white birthday cake on which were four blrthduy candles. Thoso present were Adu Hurley, Elizabeth Hall, Knthrine Spencc, Corine and Lorraine Hnrris, Alice Gere, Robert Hall, Teddy Hurley, Herbert Gore, Guy, Jack and Nell Spence, Francis and Little L. C. Harris Jr.