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No Quarter For The Hun Every Quarter For Uncle Sara Buy Thrift Stamps , $ No Qunrtcr For. The Hun $ d Kvcry Quarter Vor Uncle P m 9 Duy Thrift Star .i ft ft 4ft6ft'jftftft AND TUCUMCARI TIMES VOL. XVII. TUCUMCARI, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1918 NO. 12 DELEGATES TO MEET HERE FRIDAY. DEC.20 Tucumcurl Is to have another na tional highway. A conference will bo held here at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday for the purpose of formulat ing plans for securing the FutiKton National Highway from Knnsns ( ity to HI I'aso to follow the main line of the Rock Island railroad. Seciutury Clayton, of the Chamber of Commerce, lias received word that there will be in attendance at the con ference representatives from Hutch inson, Ilucklin, Meade and Liberal, Kansas; Guymon and Texhoma, Ok lahoma; Stratford and Dalhnrt, Toxns; and Naia Visa, Cuervo, Vaughn and Cnrrizozo, New Mexico. Letters have been received from Alamogordo, New Mexico, nnd El I'aso, Texas, pledging their support to the project, but re gretting their inability to have repre sentatives present. The conference is tho outgrowth of a suggestion nt a re cent meeting of the Chamber of Com merce here that a tourist highway be promoted from Tucumcnri to El I'aso. The cities and towns nlong the route from Tucumcnri to Kansas City have also been interested and the Funstnn National Highway is the outcome. Senator A. H. Fall, of New Mexico, who will live on the proposed toule, hns also written Mr. Clayton that ho is very much in favor of the proposed move nnd will continue to exert his influence for good roads in this sec tion. "Now don't let the people get the impression that a highway associa tion is (joint? to build the road itself," said Mr. Clayton in discussing the matter. "Just as some people seem to think that u chamber of commerce should build a new fnctory in the city every day, others have the mistaken impression that n highway association is going to build your roads for you. Well, just disubuse your mind of tho idea. The province of a road asso ciation is to create interest in a good road building nnd to conduct such an advertising nnd publicity campaign as will bring tourists into the section. Through its road nssociutoins nnd the chambers of commerce, Colorado has hud its magnificent system of roads built and the traveling public from other stntes have, in the last analysis, paid for them. Your road associa tions and chambers or commerce can do the same thing for you, but they must have money to do it and you must not expect them to do in a month or a year whot it has taken other states many years of systematic ad vertising to accomplish. Let's get be hind this and nil other similar propo sitions nnd the results will in timt prove the expenditure worth while. Remember Rome was not built in a duy." SPANISH FLU CAUSES SIX DEATHS AT SAN JON Miss Vestn Hornet died ently Tues day morning nt the home of her fnth er, W: L. Harnett, after short illness of nlfluenzn. Mrs. T. H. Stutts (lied of Spanish influenza Sunday morning. Preston Moore, youngest son of Mr. nnd Mrs. H. W. Monro, died at the home of his parents routli of town Sunday afternoon, of influenza and pneumonia. He wns a r.trc.ng robust young man with great possibilities be fore him. Robert M. Horn, Jr., died nt his home north of San Jon, Wednesday ufternoon, ufter a short illness from Spanish influenza. "Mac" as he was commonly known wus the oldest son of J,'r. and Mrs. Robert M. Home, Sr., of Bard. He is survived by a wire una three children. Thomas II. Moore, oldest son of Mr, and Mrs. H. W. Moore, died at his home south of town this Friday noon, tnnking the second death in this fum ily to die from Spanish influenza with-j in the last week. He Is survived by a wife and six children. San Jon Sentinel. PRESHYTERIAN CHLRCH At the Presbytcriun church, Sabbath morning: 9:40, the Sabbath school will meet. It is inspiring to see the interest manifested in the work, by tho teachers, officers, and scholars, old and young, alike. Let tho good work go on.. At 11:00 tho Rev. Caldwell will pre. sent suitable lessons for the Christ, mus season celebrations. Evening service 7:00: The Rev. A Caldwell of Mogdnlcnu, will present the following subect: "The Great be cret Which Will Make a Man a Mason. The Caldwell brothers will sing at both services. Thouirh the numbers hnve increased at each service since tho re-opening of tho church, we extend a very hearty Invitation to all those who do not at tend any other church, to como with us nnd enjoy all tho services, to eacn will be extended the glad nnna. J. CALDWELL, Pastor. Join the Red Cross. It's your duty He Is ono of tho busiest men In tho world tho "Y" man at the counter. He Is hb much a part of tho military scheme of things ns "chow" and taps. At least tho soldier thinks so. Tho counter Is crowded all the time, it nil the man nt the counter proves his versatility by dnsworlng a thousftnd varieties of (mentions, selling stamps, giving advice, distributing stationery, helping the boys send money home, passing out good cheer, handing out literature, ind doing all the other things that 11 "Y" man Is expected to do. This Is n typical counter scene In n Y. M. O. A. hut Tbe picture was taken nt Camp Pike, sear Llttlo Rock, Ark., )nc of the large cantonments of tho country. . RED CROSS HOME SERVICE IS WORTHY OF ASSISTANCE The local Four Minute Men have told us about the Home Service of the Red Cross, being a tribute to the de voted work of those who hnvc given of their time and efforts to enre for uic families or soldiers, snllors and the murines, doing for them a thousand little things for which they had been accustomed to relying on the man of the family. Such things for example ns the following: Trying to understand the child who s just beginning to be wayward and disobedient Furnishing convalescent nnd confine ment care to expectant mothers. Protecting the inexperienced and the lonely young wife. titling people to the right job and helping them to stay fitted by trying to find out where the job pinches. Encouraging people who have more money than usualsome of them will have to spend it with good sense, nnd to save some of it, if possible, for the time when the service pay will stop. Getting the best legal advice for families in the perplexing problems that are sure to arise in war times. Providing the opportunity for spe cial education to promising boys and girls. The work of the Home Service will also include the after-care of disabled soldiers. In relation to this tho bul letin of information published by the Government nt Washington for tho use of Four Minute speakers says: "Some of our boys will come back disabled; not a great many considering the huge number we have sent over, but still some. They are almost nil still capable of taking a man's place among the world's workers, and pro ducing real and valuable goods or ser vice. They should be given every op portunity for doing this. They should be encouraged to do it. "The Government has already taken steps to privide the opportunities. If the soldier needs any kind of medical or surgical treatment to put him back on his feet, he will get good care from skilled Army and Navy doctors and surgeons. He will stay in the service till his cure is complete. After he is discharged tho Federal Hoard for Vocational Education, cre ated by net of Congress, is nt his dis posal for training in the new vocation that will best fit him for a good posi tion and a successful career. A job, a place, will be found for him in his new line when he is ready for it. It is a rare opportunity that every dis abled soldier ought to scir.e. It is like wise only a matter of simple justice to him for the man's part he has taken In the wnr. 'The Home Service Sections will stand by each man's family during all this period nnd afterwards until ho and they indicate that all is well again. Home Service will always be their friends nnd provide the same kind of services it offered them during the wnr." Tho message of tho Four Minuto speakers Is thnt this work will con tinue uninterruptedly not only until pence is concluded und the peace terms signed and put into effect, but ulso af terwards so long ns n single soldier, sailor, or marine, or any members of his family, require it. i 1 ii 01 iy THE MAN AT THE COUNTER MODERN WOODMEN IN BIG DRIVE STATE DEPUTY HERE Stnte Deputy Head Consul John E. Swangcr, of Salt Lake City, came to Tucumcari Monday to assist his lo cal Deputy, E. W. Uowen, and the other neighbors of Tucumcari Camp, No. 142fiG Modern Woodmen of Amer ica, in n big drive for recruits for the Society in this city. A meeting of tho Camp will be held at the office rooms of E. W. Uowen Friday night at 7:30 p. m., ut which State Deputy Swan gcr will be present and address the neighbors on Woodcraft. In addition to this there will be an election of of. ficcrs of tho Camp for the coming year, and other important business trans acted. State Deputy Swangcr is an old Mis souri newspaper man, until ust recent ly being editor of The Sednliu Cupi tol" at Sedolio, lo. He was formerly a member of the state legislatuie, Secretary of State and Hank Commis sioner of Missouri. Mr. Swnnger is traveling in the southwest ns State Deputy of the Mod ern Woodmen of America for New Mexico, Utah, Arizona nnd Nevndu, Mid expects to spend the next three or four months in New Mexico. His family hnve tuken up their residence nt Roswcll for the winter and the State Deputy expects to leuve here next Sunday to join them for Christ mas. "I like Tucumcari and New Mexico generally," said Mr. Swnnger to the News editor Wednesday. "There are so many Missourians out hero and so many others who act like Missourians thnt I feel like I am among homo folk," smd he, "I think New Mexico hus n grcnt future, for he resources are un limited, hci climate mntchless and her people indomitable, so why shouldn't she become incompurnble? I mny come to Tucumcari to live sometimo and hence I am trying to get acquaint ed with ns many of her folks while here, as possible." APPRECIATION At a meeting of Tucumcnri Lodge, No. 27. A. F. & A. M.. held December 10th, n committee was appointed to ' "nvai anairs committee by near Ad express their appreciation to those miral Badger last Thursday, of making who mude it possible to entertnin the the navy of the United Stntes equal Musonic Grand Bodies of New Mexico ' during the week ending December 14 th. The successful manner by which it , wus possible was accomplished thru the generosity of the Masonic Ilrcth-' rcn who kindly contributed the neces- FIRST STEEL SHIP Thi II l-M I hici'l ship ever built Miiith of Newport News Is shown here just riii' Hi.- Iiiiiiii liliig. It Is the Moxoll, n vessel of 3,000 tons, built by the Ala 'minn Vv Oilcan Trnnspnrtntlon company for the Mexlcun Petroleum corpo ration mid wus laiiiu'hed at Violet, La, 1 sary funds. The committee feels under lasting oblications to the ladies who donntcd their services at the luncheons The culinary department, under the able supervision of Brother Adolph Vorcnberg, outdid itself. The Musical entertainments on Wednesday und on Thursday nights, at the H-II Theatre under the direction of Rev. E. J. Hoer ing, assisted by locol talent nnd Hro. Andrews of El Paso, Bro. Ormsbee of Santa Fe, the Boy Scout Band, under the leadership of Mr. James, were thoroughly enjoyed by all tho visitors nnd evidenced n grent deal of careful preparation. Last, hut not least, the proffered courtesy of many of our cit izens, who voluntarily offered to take some of our delegates into their homes during these meetings, is sincerely ap preciated. To the officers nnd members of Tu cumcari Lodge No. 1172, B. P. O. E., for their kindness in opening their hnll to our visitors nnd members at tho dance given Friday 13th, we are indebted for one of the most enjoy able events of the week. While it will ho impossible to men tion the names of nil who so generous ly assisted, wo desire to reiterate the resolutions passed by the various Grand Rodics, that Tucumcari did it self proud, und thnt, us a whole, it was a royal entertainment. Fraternally submitted, COMMITTEE PERMANENT NAVY OF 217.000 MEN IS URGED HY CHIEF Washington, Dec. 18. Legislntion authorizing increase of the permnnent enlisted strength of the nnvy from lU.Uuu to 217,000 was recommended to the house naval affairs committee today by Captain IL. Luning, ncting chief of the burenu of navigation. This would include 175,000 seamen, 24,000 apprentice seumen and firemen in tho training, 12,000 in trade schools for training nnd G.00O in the flying corps. Captain Luning explained that this large increase of men is needed to cur ry out the policy of the naval bureau of operations, ns recommended to the t -' most powerful muintnined by "' nation of the world." If you nre worrying over the big snow just think how dry it has been for the past two years. LAUNCHED IN SOUTH LETTER FROM ROBERT GIROURD France, Nov. 17, 1918. Dear Mrs. Putman: I have been getting your letters reg ularly und I must say thnt without them I would get rather lonesome for Fiance Is not n place calculated to 'strike a person's fancy, especially if he Is an American. I The landscape is beautiful. Thnt Is all thnt can be said in favor of this part of France. Almost all the work is done by burros, cows, and oxen. Carts urc used to the total exclusion of wagons as a meuns of rural trans portation. Goats are milked exten sively here nnd it appears that goats' milk is preferred to cow's milk. In stead of going to tho burn to do their milking the French gentry drive their gonts to the kitchen, thereby showing thnt they are advocates of the tlmo saving system and that they practice 'what they prcuch by beginning at homo. They hnve hero the sadly mistaken - idea that every individual American soldier is a millionaire nnd they gov ern themselves accordingly. I have found after close observation that tho French Jew and the French hen nrc the only two things thnt nre similar to ours. The Jew here maintains his grasping chnrncteristic nnd the hen I lays the same kind of eggs.. Every thing else is different. The common people do nil of their cooking in open fire pluccs nnd ns for their water, they get it at a community well, nt some street corner if they live in u town no lnrgcr than Tucumcari. Of course each fnrmer hus his own well. A man does not know how well he Jovcs his country until he goes to a foreign land. Love to you nnd Mr. Putman, and all my friends. ROBERT GIROUARD. 30 STATES MAY RATIFY THE "DRY" AMENDMENT Washington, D. C, Dec. 18. Rati fication of the prohibition nmendmcnt to the federal constitution by the ne cessary three-fourths of the states by pext February 1, is predicted in a sur vey of the prohibition situation, made public today by the board of temper ance, prohibition nnd public morals of tho Methodist Episocpal church. Fifteen states have approved the amendment, and the bonrd declares that 30 others, the legislatures of which will meet next month, will vote favorably on the proposal for nation wide prohibition. It is expected that New Mexico will ratify the amendment nt tho coming legislative session. WANTED At the Red Cross roomi (iinmediate cl) experienced knitters. It is urgent ly requested thut nil knitted goods must be in by Jnnunry 1st. Knitters will please bear in mind thnt to give real relief to our men who must stay in France, socks and sweaters must lenvc here in time to reach their des tination during, tho present winter. We therefore, ask that you moke every possible effort to clear up these knit ting allotments by January 1st. We have new knitting instructions for knitting men's sweaters; ulso'n new supply of sock yarn. The work rooms will be open Tues dny afternoons to give out yarns nnd receive knit-work. The Red Cross Work Rooms at tho Elks Club will be open in the after noons of Tuesday, Thursdny nnd Sat urday of each week. 800 garments to be finished by the Inst of Jnnunry. Those who ennnot come to tho work room,, mny tuke work home with them All who cannot cult for work should cnll Mrs. John Briscoe, or Mrs. W. R. Stockman, nnd it will be looked after. There is need of more knitters and all those that can, please respond. "PALACE OF GEMS" Blitz the Jeweler, as usual has one of tho prettiest display of "Beautiful Gems," ever seen in Tucumcari, or any other city. His north window is filled with dinmonds, rings, charms and ev erything tho heart or eye could wish to guzo upon. The south window is filled with a wonderful display of sil verware. It is worth coming down town to view. The windows nre Il luminated at night. Read his ad. on unother page. E. D. Bruce, of Montoya, informs the News thnt his son's name was omitted from the list of army and navy men who helped win tho war. He is in Franco nnd has not been heard from for several weeks and Mr. Bruce Is of the opinion that ho is on his way to Berlin. II. S. MAY ASK THAT SHIPS BE SUNK TO SETTLE ALL DISPUTES Paris. Dec. 18. The American dele gates to tho peace congress have re solved to advocate the sinking of the surrendered enemy warships and re sist any proposition to distribute them on the basis of nuvnl losses. This an nouncement is made by those in close touch with the Amerlcnn representa tives, who, it is lidded, feel that such a position would result in avoiding contention und mnterially support the President's declaration thnt the war was not based on aggression or the ac quisition of property. England through Sir Eric Geddcs, first lord of the admiralty, had pre viously ncquiesced in the American plnn to destroy the captured or sur rendered warships, and, it is declar ed, will continue to support the U. S. although it is expected that some of the lesser naval powers will demand that the prizes be distributed. After four days of gathering views of lenders in France President Wilson nnd his closest advisers say there is no reason to chnnge the belief that the foundation of n lengue of nntions is inseparable from the uctunl peace treaty itself. These advisers say that the presi dent in explaining his definition of "the freedom of the sens" will reas sure Premier Lloyd George that he hns no intention of demnnding n re duction of the British navy to n point of involving the unsafety of the em pire, but will - emphasize his feeling thnt the plnn of the lenguo will make the empire stronger. King Victor Emmanuel, who is ex pected to nrrive on Thursdny, already has been fully advised of the presi dent's plans through conferences with Count Di Cellere, Italian nmhassador to the United Stntes, but the president "yill take the opportunity tb make per sonal explanations to the congrega tion nnd nlso to make clear his friend liness toward Itnly. The hope is expressed by those sur rounding the persident that the ex changes of views will elenr away any partial misunderstandings which 'may exist in respect to Mr. Wilson's atti tude and prepare the way for the as semblage of the conference with com plexities removed, so that it will be ready to deal with principles and any outstanding differences of opinion thnt remain. In all his conferences the president J hs taken opportunity to impress his "iews, it is snid, by those who arc au thorized to speak for him, that no one nntion is entitled to assume the right of muster or dictate the innnner or the conditions of the representations of others. There is some indication thnt con siderable headway is being made In this direction nnd thnt the members of the Americnn delegation see their way clear. All express the conviction that delegates will enter the confer ence in a spirit of accommodation. Some undercurrents are interpret ed ns showing indications of regret be cause the acceptance of President Wil son's points in a general way prevent ed some nations from uchieving their own objects which might have been gained if Germany's collapse hud been mnde even more complete. In reply it has been made plain to those with whom the president conferred thut the United Stntes government docs not consider the wnr u victory of arms alone, and that victory would be in complete without an organization of nations to guarantee world peace. Everybody is waiting with great in terest to see how Lloyd George und President Wilson get along together. There ismuch speculation us how the conceded victory in tho British elec tions will uffect the point of view of the British prime minister. It is a coincidence, incidentally, .hat Republican leaders in United States have been arguing for almost identic ally the samo position as has been un derstood to bo that of England. Our American congressional leaders do not intend the slightest embarrass ment but nre unawuro that Mr. Wil son is confronted every now and then with a statement from some of the Republican leaders who are in con trol in congress in disagreement with his own point of view. It is indeed unfortunate thnt the Republican majority in congress has nobody of their number on tho ground to keep them advised of the many cur rents of the situation. Paris today is really the capital of the world, where American industry and labor, the farmer and tho consum er, will have their economic destiny settled by alignments growing out of the present gathering of tho political powers of all nations. The Italians seek too much territory, is view of Americans. Wilson tells 'envoy how far U. S. can go supporting aims. The final peace treaty may not be signed until early next June. Tho peace conference is expected to begin jioxt month.