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G No Quarter For The Hun G Every Quarter For Uncle Sam v Iluy Thrift Stamps X No Quarter For The Hun Every Quarter For Uncle Sam i Iluy Thrift Stamps t tv po,; AND TUCUMCARI TIMES VOL. XVII. TUCUMCARI, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER H, 1918 NO. 7 HIGH EUROPEAN SOURCES SUG GEST PRESIDENT WILSON TAKE PERSONAL PART IN DISCUSSION Washington, Nov. l.'t. President Wilson was said today to have given no indication an to how he regards the suggestions from high sources in Europe that he attend the groat con ferences which is to re-estahlish the peace of a wnr-torn world. Most of the president's advisers, however, are understood that a com fiance would serve no purpose that could not he accomplished through the delegatus who will he appointed to rop 1 i:esent the American government and who will he in constant communication vh Washington. i.lhould the president decide to at tiiu' the conference, that fact would not mean, in the helief here, that Sec retary Lansing would not he a mem her of the American delegation. It was said that upon Mr. Lansing would fall much of the weight of the heavy tasks connected with American par ticipation in the conference not only by virtue of his high rank hut also because of his wide experience in oth er international conferences. The proposal of Dr. Solf, the Her man foreign secretary, for a prelimi nary pence conference had not reached Washington in official form tonight hut it is understood there is little prob ability of its acceptance. Such a con ference is regarded hero as unneces sary and us likely to complicate use lessly the work of the general confer ence when it is held. Ostensibly Dr. Solf's proposal is based upon tho urgent need of Ger many for food and other supplies, but it is pointed out that these conditions will be dealt with by the United States and the allies in advance of the peace conference under the general pledges contained in the armistice and given by the Supreme War Council at Ver sailles. Further assurance on this subject is given the German government by Secretary Lansing who, in a note to day handed to the Swiss minister in Wply to one from Freiderich Ebert, the German chancellor, said the presi dent is ready to consider favorably the supplying of foodstuffs to Ger many and to take up the matter with it he allied governments upon assur ances that public order will be main tained in Germany and an equitable distribution of the food is guaranteed. In some quarters nere it is suspect ed that Dr. Solf's real purpose is to have the preliminary confeience dis pose of political matters, such as the future of the German colonies and trade relations between the central powers and the nations with which they had been at War, in the hope of being able thus speedily to re-establish German foreign trade. FRENCH DEMAND ARREST OF THOSE RESPONSIHLE FOR WAR Paris, Nov. 13. Several members of the Chamber of Deputies today pro posed in the chamber a resolution re questing the government to enter into an agreement with the other allied governments for the trial of all for mer rulers who were responsible for the great European war. Und -r the resolution the extradition of the rulers would be requested, no mutter in what country they have taken refuge. Amsterdam, Nov. 1.1. Independent Social Democrats in the new govern ment have demanded the arrest of Ad miral Von Tripitz, former minlster.of tfcjf navyj Major General Keim, presi dent of the German army league; Dr. Wolfgang Knpp, prosi -a.it of the Fath crland party; Admiral Von Holtendprff fojTnur chief of the naval general staff jir'l others, and the establishment of a t'WIiunal to try all persons primarily responsible for the continuation of the war and hindering peace. This information is contained in a Herlin dispatch to the Telegraaf. KING GEORGE AND WILSON EXCHANGE GREETINGS London, Nov. Ill King George on the signing of the armistice sent a message of congratulations to Presi dent Wilson and thunks to the people of the United Stutcs for their aid in the war. President Wilson cabled n reply of warm appreciation. Tho king's message follows: "At this moment of universal glad- ness I send you, Mr. President, and the people of your greut topuhlic, o messnire of congratulation and deep thanks In my own name und that-of the neon e of this empire. "It is Indeed a matter of solemn thunksglving that the peoples of our Kr'o countries, akin In spirit as in speech, should today be united in this greutest of democracy's achievements. I thank you und tho people of the United States for the high and r.oble part which you have pluyed in, this tfjorious cnupier oi nisiory ami jrec dorr.." PKI'DING GERMANY AND THE 6th ERS IS RIG PROBLEM President Wilson's ussurunce to the German people that foodstuffs will be forthcoming as soon as assurances can be given of public order ami proper conditions for distribution, while it may not appeal to us now as some thing we desire to do, simply stands out as one of the jobs that must be done. There is no escape from It. We would not permit German prisoners to starve; in fact the alien enemies in terned in this country during tin war have been, if anything, over fed, so anxious have we been to hew to the line of fair treatment. The president's plan to undertake systematic distribution of food, as was done in llclgium, is a matter of course. If there are starving civilians we must feed thc,m wherever we enn reach them It follows that we will do the feeding in ns businesslike and systematic a wny as is possible. There is no sen timeutalism in doing it; no maudlin sympathy for the German people or for their criminal rulers. We simply continue to live up to our standards. In feeding the starving of Europe we undertake almost as large n task as that of whipping the central em pires. Hoover s caution to the nation that we must continue simple living is no more than common sense, under the conditions existing and likely to exist for many months to come in the world's food supply. v ... r - a- ' a-rsp' I This Is simply nn overflow crowd at n concert given nt a V. M. C. A. bulldlni; In Camp MncArthur, Waco, TexnsJ There is plenty of standing room outsldo the building. Apparently good singers and entertainers do not need to fear a slim crowd nt their performances before tho soldiers. Home of the best musical, dramatic and athletic talent of tho country Is at the disposal of the army Y. M. C. A. for tho benefit of the soldiers. Entertainers who? volunteer their services uru "booked" by the "V" secretaries for "circuits" throughout tho different camps and sev eral buildings of each. A week's progrum of an average "Y" building In camp provides at least ono of these enter-. taliiiiu;nts, as well as-moving pictures, boxing und wrestling contests, an illustrated lecture on a topic of Interest to1, soldiers, and a midweek religious service. HELP THOSE WHO DESERVE IT. THEN HELP GERMANY Solf, the -German foreign secretary, has appealed to President Wilson for help for his people. It is not clear as yet just what kind of help is most pressing; help seems to be needed in all directions. The news indicates that while Solf appeals for aid to save the German people Horn starvation, there lies no hind that request an appeal that we save them from utter anarchy. All this was to have been expected. The form of the Imperinl Germnn gov ernment was so utterly autocratic; it rested so completely for direction upon the "high command" that nothing what ever was left to popular initiative. Highly effective as this organization was it lends itself most easily to com plete disorganization when the su preme rule is broken down. President Wilson has made perfect ly clear what our further duty is to ward Germany. His statement to Congress in transmitting the terms of the armistice made plain the scope of the work we have yet to do. It Is n mighty responsibility. While wqfreul izo its size in a general wny it will he slow getting under way und cannot bo until revolution has.mudc further pro uU ;,, nmnu i u will n,l until hunger und bloodshed run neck nnd neck Into ntiarchy, as may result, that we will understand fully how onor- mous Is tho task wo have undertaken, Hitter as our feelings now are; lit tle as we relish the job of saving Ger many from herself, that Job must bo done, nnd America und her greut allies will do it, with the sumo painstaking thoroughness exhibited in the greater job of freeing Germany from auto cracy. Celebrations were held throughout the United States Monday. Uuslness stopped automatically and by unlver- casualty lit may total NEARLY W,jW: IN I'll VNCE Washington, J'c n.-Ollklals es timate that the tut-il casualties of the American expjd'lbriiny forces in tho war will not exceed 100.000 Including the men killed in action, wounded, died of wounds, disease and accidents and the missing who never will he account ed for. Some of those who have been missing probably will be accounted for when the prisoners are returned from Germnny. It is thought that it probably will be several weeks before the record of casualties can he completed.. It is -egnrded as almost certain that many of the casualties In the recent heavy fighting by the hirst and Second Amor , , , . . . iriin firmtPR hnvi nnt vi't. hpin rimnri.. ed. Lists also must be compiled of unreported, American casualties in the British and French hospitals espec ially from among the United States forces brigaded with allied units. The deaths from wounds also probably will be reported for some time while lists of slightly wounded being sent by couriers may be delayed. The duily listij for several days have consisted of approximately 1100 names ...... ... ....... . .... , . .... .. There have been several deaths the past week most of which have been ami ng the children and Spanish peo ple. A number of new cuum were re ported Wednesday and the ban on pub lie meetings will prabnbl.; not be rais ed lor another ws.sk. It is belter to be safe than sorry H. L. Cox wns in town tills week visiting his son who is working for the railroad. Mr. Cox took out anmc wheat to finish planting. Ho will have about 180 ncres of wheat in this year. "STANDING ROOM ONLY" w sal, unspoken agreement. Yet as a re-1 mans as on the other duty of killing suit of that stoppage, some branches Germans. of very essential business are badly ; The war work fund now being rais disorganized, and in considerable of a ed is as essential to our national sue mess. cess in completing the big job over The Chlcugo livestock market, for , there as was the raising of the last instance, was shut down ami air em- Liberty Loan. bargo declared on stock shipments to j This is no time to lay down. Wait that market until Thursday, so that the 1 until tho boys have all come home und glutted condition caused by the idle not until then must we relax our ef Monday, may be relieved. One single forts to "Make the World safe for De market affects huge interests all over mocrncy." this nution. J Our nation is no more highly organ-1 Sugar and coffee and even wheat ized, industrially, than Germany hus fipur will be more plentiful when the been. We Know what happens here ut world's markets urc opened up nnd home when livestock mnrkets close, ships plentiful to curry food stuffs We know what would happen if the from one. country to another, but un locul railroad shops stopped running til our government makes an announce for a week nnd if trains stopped mov- mc.nt to the contrary, all true Ameri ing. Wo would be on short rations, if cans will continue to save for the boys not actually hungry. Uy a little comparison we can get a fair idea of what is the actual condi tion throughout Germany, where, on top of four years of gruelling hard ship un entire, finely organized indus trial and business machine hus entire ly shut down a nation stopped run ning us by the turning off of nn elec tric switch. Knbwlng what would he happening here ut homo should our own great in- I dustriul and ftnnnciul machine shut 'low" for n day or n week, wo may easily summon a considerable sympthy for tho Germnn peaplc. no mnttcr how mucn we mnx.disiiKe mem in me iigni of their recent past. They are in a devil of a fix. Uccuuso of this situation in Ger mni.y und its parallel in Austru wo can understand that our work in Eu rope is fur from finished. Our urmles must stay on tho job until not only peace, but order is restored. That will meun many months. We must take as much care of our soldiers on this duty of saving Gev- COUNTY HONOR FLAG FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN TO BE RAISED SAT'DAY County Chairman F. C. Roche In forms the News that the County Lib erty Lonn Honor Flag will be hoisted Saturday ufternoon ut the Court House in Tucumcnri. Every patriotic citizen in the county is invited to be in at tendance. An nutomobile parade will ...i.t aaw...v ui w 11. ill. IIU1II .m . .... . . form at hlks Home at 2 p. m. T.'.... U(.rc It Wlll proceed 10 me court nouso where u short address will precede the raising of the Fourth Liberty Loan Honor Hag. The war is over and the army tank named "Quay" will not be necessary, but we are proud of the fact that Quay county went more than 100 per cent over the top, subscribing more than twice as much as was asked making a record not to be ashamed of in a time when the farmers und the stockmen tiave suffered two dry seasons. Come In nnd help celebrate the raising of the flag. Mr. Wilson, the insurance adjuster was here this week viewing the re mains of the recent fires. He has made it possible for workmen to be gin soon on the school house and it will be put in condition as soon ns pos sible, which will he several weeks, as the heating plant is useless and will hnve to be rdplaccd with a new one. E. E. Darby wns in this week on business. from Forrest over there. THE GERMANS ROM It THE HUTS IN FRANCE. THEY THINK THEY ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN GUNS RECAUSE THEY MAKE MORALE. FOR EVERY HUT DESTROYED, GEN. PERSHING WANTS TWO MORE RUILT. WHAT DO YOU SAY? UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN mux LETTER FROM HARRY SIIAHAN League Island Navy Yard. Oct. 27, 1918. Philadelphia, Pa. Dear Aunt Gertie: 1 will try nnd answer your most welcome letter for this is Sundny morn ing and I am not going on liberty until this ufternoon. Nothing to do but to sleep and I nm not very sleepy, so I will write. This finds mo all O. K., us usual and hope thnt by time this letter reaches you, that Fred will be feeling better. Tell him to lay low and not go bnck to work for a while nftcr he gets well for they say thnt a person curries the germs for ten duys alter he gets well and most all of the people goes back to work right after they get well and then they take the pneumonia fever and when you take thnt after having the Flu well it is nenrly sure deuth for they hardly ever get well; some do, but not many. One more of our crew took it, the other day.. It is getting stopped here now and they are going to open up every thing Wednesduy of this week and I sure will be glad. They opened up the things in Cumdcn, N. J yesterday, so me nnd my girl went to u show over there last night. Cumdcn is where she lives, but they had to close the saloons ugnln for nil of the people from Philadelphia commenced going over there for booze nnd the traffic got so great that they could not handle the people, so they had to close the snloons, but will open up again Wed nesduy with Philadelphia. Well Kid I was on the rifle rnnge yesterduy and there wns only one guy in my crow that heat me. I got 02 out of a 100, and he got 00. Believe me I nm get ting so I can shoot with the army rifles, I think that I could pick out any Germun out of u trench. They hnve got sailors over on tho front line trenches hnndling the lnrge guns, may be I will get to have a chance at them some day. I would like to get right over there right on the front und see whnl I could do, I think I could make good alright. I have not gone across yet, but we are liuble to go most any time now. 1 will write und let you know when I start. The wenther is nice here today, not too cold nor to hot just right. Yes, I got the cigurettes all O. K., und sure wns tickled to get them, but you spoke about me getting the pucknge thut Fred sent, no I did not get it. What did he send? I will go up nnd sec why I did not get the other package. Well Kid I nm coming nlong fine, so far. I will be in a year next month and I hnve not got a scratch on my record yet. I never hnve been on re port or anything, and hope I can keep Ja record the next three years as good .as I have this one, nnd the years go by nc ftict ntt tU nnn Wnll Ifltl T nm getting to be a man now, this coming Saturday, November 2, I will be nine teen yenis old. Say I am getting to be an old man, what do you know about that? Ha! Hn And I weigh ed Inst night and I weigh 151 pounds, but I think I have room to put on some more flesh if I ever get to anoth er plue where you can get uny thing good to cut. We get plenty to cut, but not the kind I like. You hnve to eat some things thut you don't like, or stnrve, so I generally eat it for I don't want to starve yet, but they arc get ting to feeding better here Intely than they did for they have changed cooks. Tell the people there that I nm not dead yet, und I will come home some day and show them. I sure got a swell letter from Mrs. DeOliviera the other day, it sure was great, it is the first one she ever wrote me, I don't know what made her write, but 1 sure was glad to get it. Tell Herbert hello for me and thut 1 can find any thing that I think he will like in France I will send it too. When I get back from across I guess I VilI be gone about three months on my first trip and I don't guess you will hear from very often, for it takes a merchant ship about three months to make the round trip. Oh boy! I bet I will be some seasick snilor the first two or three days for the sous are awful rough this time of the year and they expect n greut drive from the Germun submarines this December nnd January, and I will have to keep my eyes open or thoy will get me. Will close. Write soon. HARRY. P. S. Kid I urn sending some let ters. You can read them if you want to; and put them inmy trunk. Let me know if you get them. It cannot bo expected thut tho ar mistice will result in immediate drop ping of food prices, the food adminis tration declared. It added that while prices of some foodstuffs will decrease other will increase. Guy Dell came down from Nara Visa Sunday and is visiting relatives in Tucumcurt this week. Mrs. Sum Lchrman ha been quite sick this week, hut is reported rome bettor. Mr. nnd Mrs. G. Berlin, of Obar, were Tucumcari visitors this week. I Mrs. Hnight spent a few days on her ranch nt Canode this week. TUCUMCARI SUB SCRIBED QUOTA TO UNITED WAR FUND On Saturday, Nov. 10th, at 7:30 p. m., Miss Mabel Head, u speaker of national reputation, will deliver un ad dress at the corner of Second and Muln streets in the interest of the United War Work Cumpuign. The Chumher of Commerce bund will furnish music for the occasion und everybody is in vited to uttend the meeting und heur un address worth while. "Registration Duy" for the United War Work campaign, which was ob served Monday, November 11, wns a most pronounced success in Tucum curi. Headquarters ut the Chamber of Commerce were the scenes of busy activities the entire day. Several hun dred persons registered for un aggre gate amount In excess of $3000.00. The quota for Quny county, however, is $0,000.00 and must be raised by next Monduy evening, November 18. the closing day of the campaign. Several counties went "over the top" the first day und the patriotism of Quay coun ty will do likewise before tho close. Let's go over today! Plain hus re ported the larger part of Its quota already raised, and Hanlcy has raised its quota in the special "Eurn und Give" enmpaign for boys and girls. In lucumcari, un honor roll of the "Victory Girls," who registered Mon- day, shows the following girjs volun tarily responded on that date, towit: Ruth Aber, Uurnie Hrnnson, Nndinc Chnppell, Eva IJroun, Susie Curbello, Wilmn Dodson, Arln K. Dodson, Win nie Dodson, Uerrie Devor, A rubella DeOliviera, Helen Ernst, Hazel Faus nncht, Alice Fours, Ruth Goldenberg, Ruby Hurbin, Loreen Hurley, Glenn Holt, Muyhcll Hutchinson, Reth C. IHnes, Florence Howard, Anna I. How- urd, Noamu Ingram, Mrs. Earl Kelly, Lorraine Uiyton, Daisy Loveludy, Zct tn May, Mary McDonald, Edith Mc Donald, Melha McDonald, Lucille Mun ney, Reoln Ogletree, Marion Pearson, Eunn Phillips, Zoe Pierce, Hazel Reed, Vivian Stockman, Lennie Smith, Min nie Swinford, Jewel Street, Iva Swin ford, Norn West, Nettie Wales und Murguerite Yarde. A complete list of ull "Victory Girls" will prohnbly be published next week, but the above list constitutes the Honor Roll us it will stand. What answer are the boys to make to the thrift nnd energy of these girls? We arc waiting, boys! Harry H. McElroy is county chair man of the United War Work Cum puign for Quay county; J. E. Clayton secretary of the Chamber of Commerce is vice-chuirmun und publicity direc tor, nnd Miss Regno Gann is county trensurer. , W. J. Eitzen is precinct chairman for Tucumcari. 11. 13. Jones is chnirmun of district four, compris ing the counties of Quuy, Guadalupe, Torrance, Lincoln, nnd Otero. J. R. Tnylor, formerly of Doming, but now in the Y. M. C. A. Work nt Sun An tonio, is district director director for the district with headquarters here; nnd J. E. Clayton hus also been named district publicity director for tho -1th district. Submitted by the United Wnr Work Cnmpnign Committee of Quay county. "NOTES" OF PRESIDENT WIL SON DIVIDED AUSTRIANS Triest, Nov. 8. In this, one of the former principnl gntewuys to Austria Hungary, there is much to throw tho Mght on the causes of the dual mon archy's surprise and success of the attack along tho Piuve front by the Italiuns, a surprise to military and civilians. Complete plans have been found for occupation by Aurtro-Hungnriun for ces of Venice, which was frustrated last June. Plans wcro also found of every wore house, factory nnd store house in Italy. It was no secret that tho invaders expected to take Italian territory as far south as Milan us soon as the order for another offensive was received. Ono big factor in tho disintegration of the empire's political fabric was the diplomatic writings of President Wilson before the entry of the United States into the war. They were wide ly circulated and the people have said that Mr. Wilson's notes and speeches gave them an understanding of what a real democracy wns like, and en couraged their hopes for liberty. WHY THE KAISER LEFT HOME London, Nov. 13. A published state ment which the former emperor wish es to be regarded us his reason for going to Holland says that the journey was not a flight, according to an Am sterdam dispatch to the Dally Tele graph. His departure from Germany was actuated by a desire to help the new government by ridding them of any embarrassment his presence in Germany might cause, such us un at tempt to make him tho center of a royalist agitation. The world has been made safe for Democracy provided tho red flnggers have brains enough to join the allies and work in harmony far peace.