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9ke tucumcari Jtews 0 Hi- AiniTlcaiiH After tin- War Stand by (ho President Give to All Worthy Causes & Be Americans After the War 'ft Stand by the I'rcHidcnt V ilvc to All Worthy Causes C AND TUCUMCARI TIMES VOL. XVII. TUCUMCARI, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, DECEMBBER 2G, 1918 NO. 12 A FUNSTON -FT. BLISS MET HERE FRIDAY Friday was good roads day in this city. Good roads boosters wore hero from cast and west and the subject or main topic of the day was good roads. Quay county has had little ex perience with good rouds hut those who talked during the meeting told of good roads and what they meant to any country, (iov. Allen of Kansas, said the other day, "No question exists but that the permanent roads of France won the war. The men of the expeditionary force generally appre ciate this, every single one of them more than two million has had personal contact with the convenience of these wonderful ronds of France and has lastingly imprinted in his mind the difference between rock and air." Is it any wonder Mr. Allen will "go strong" on good roads in the first mei.- sago to Kansas. Not a hit or miss af-, fair, but a real road program. i The object of the meeting Friday was to launch an organized effort to secure the money to build a military highway from Camp Funston to Fort Illiss, naming the road in honor and building it to the memory of one of the greatest generals the United States has ever seen, a native of Kansas, General Funston. Representatives were here from all along the Rock Island and K. I". & S. W. railroads along which tracks the proposed nignway will run alter reach ing Hutchinson, Kas. Mayor Vincent of Hutchinson was the first speaker and lie believes in good roads. He is strong for the route for "What is gootl for others is good for Hutchin son." He was followed by Mr. Os wald, president of the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce, who made an excellent talk. During his talk he said "The better we build ronds the more profitable they will become. The gov ernmenl is going- to build military highways anil where they will be built will largely be determined on account of the uctivity of those along the pro posed routes. Whatever I can do per sonally to help this movement will most assuredly be done." Rev. Brooks, the representative of Pratt, Kas.. "We will co-operate in every way." Mr. McCaustland of Hucklin, who has been associated in road work for mnny years, helping establish such .....it i-..,. i .1... t:i. miiii iviiijtiu I mum 11.1 iiti; wuui t I from Hot Springs to Colorado and: many other roads, said, "I believe the J route from Camp Funston to El Pnsoi will be one of the main traveled high ways. The time is coming when all army camps will be connected by auto highways and now is the time to go nfter this route." Mr. Gibbons of Meade, Kus., an other live wire and a real road booster said "There is no question in my mind about Kansas being for good road. We are ready to do our part. A road is laid out now through Mead county that passes through the entire coun ty which lias only four turns. This is the kind of a road that will please an uutoist." Mr. Gibbons was elected to the legislature from Meade county and will be of great help in landing a lit tle finance from his state to help build this highway. Another live one was Mr. McGruder, manager of the electric light plant at Liberal, Kansas, and president of the Chnmber of Commerce. He is strong for concrete or gravel roads, some thing permanent. He is one of those ' kind of fellows it does a person good to come in contract. Mr. Quinn of Guymon, gave way to Mr. Hughes of the same place. Mr. Hughes said his county was going to build good roads whether the govern- merit helped or not. He made an elo quent address using good roads and whnt they menii to a country, for his subject. His talk was enjoyed by all. Mr. Quinn followed witli a few re marks concerning what Oklahoma was doing and intending to do in regard to building good roads the coming year. Mr. Taylor of Stratford and Mr. Woodruff, of the same place were next to talk. They said "We want this highway and will do our part. We already have a good road from Strut ford to Dalhart, that is a straight line, not a crook nor a turn on the entire route." Mr. Walker, editor of the Dalhart Texun, a gentleman who has had con siderable experience in luiilding good roods and enjoying tho results from his luhors. Ho said "There were thous ands and thousands of autoes passed through Dalhart on the Colorado to Gulf highway this year." Mr. Wiilker . fuvors a concrete roadbed, W Mr. Mulrhead spoke for Tucumcari telling the visitors that Tucumcari wub ready to do all she could and as the dream of building a military high way along the Rock Island from Cump Funston to r ort Hliss wns u wivoriie of his he would gladly devote all tho time he nosslbly could to making his dream come true. He is strong for good roads nnd will bo one or tne Tucumcari representatives at Hutch inson Jan. 'JO to help perfect a per manent organization to work for this new highway. Messrs. Wetmore and Hurney of Currizozo, K. L. Morion of Corona and G.' A. Miller of Vaughn, also mode talks in favor of the new highway and pledged their support. Tlie meeting was adjourned until 2 p. m. and the visitors were! dined at the Vorenberg. At the meeting called for four p. m. it was recommended thnt the name of the road should be Funston-Ft. Hliss Military Highway. T. A. Mulrhead of Tucumcari, was then elected tempor ary president, Ira 0. Wetmore vice president, II. W. Magruder sec'ytrcos. und vice presidents were chosen for each county along the hlghwuy. It was then recommended and voted to hold another meeting at Hutchinson, on the "utli day of January, for the purpose of effecting a permanent or ganization. T. A. Muirhead has appointed J. 10. Clayton as his assistant nnd publicity director. ARMENIA Had 1 the tears of all the years Since tears began to flow I could not shed them fast enough To rightly speak her woe! 0 little harried garden land Oh Eden of Man's birth, Oh tortured stricken country, Her grief thrills all the enrth! She stretches out her bleeding hands Let her not cry in vain! Oh give and give and give once more To ease Armenia's pain! Amy Sherman Ilridgmnn. President Wilson has issued u pro clamation appealing to the generosity of the American people in behalf of the millions of war sufrorers in the Near East, Armenians, Syrians, nnd (i reeks who have been driven from their homes by Hun invasions, and who are literally starving to death by the thousands. A campaign for relief funds will be conducted January 12 1!). Following is the President's pro clamation: "For more than three years Ameri can philanthropy has been a large fac tor in keeping alive Armenian, Syrian, Greek anil other exiles and refuges of Western Asia. "On two former occasions I have appealed to the American people in behalf of these homeless sufferers, whom the vicissitudes of war and mas sacre had brought to the extremcst need. "The response had been most gener ous, but now the period of rehnhita tion is at hand. Vastly larger sums will be required to restore these once prosperous, but now impoverished, re fuses to their former homes than were required to sustain life in heir desert exile. "It is estimated that about 1,000,000 rmenian. Syrian, Greek und other war sufferers in the Nenr East will re quire outside help to sustain them through winter. Many of 'hem nrc now hundreds of miles from their homo land. The vast majority of them are helpless women und children, includ ing .100,000 orphans. "The American Committee for relief in the Near East is appealing for a minimum of ?:)0,000,000 to be subscrib ed January 12-11), 1910, with which to meet the most urgent needs of theso people. "I, therefore, again cull upon the oeonle of the United States to mako even more generous contributions thun they have mode heretofore to sustain through the winter months those, who, through no fault of their own, have been left in a starving, shelterless con dition, nnd to help re-establish these ancient and sorely oppressed people In their former homes on a self-supporting bnsis. (Signed) WOODROW WILSON." The White House, November 20, 1018. SANTA GLAUS DELAYED Tim ivnsl is nrnctietillv without rail road transportation to the cast and south, There hus bean no service to the east by way of Mm Santa Fe or tho Union Pacific roads Tor tho last twenty fnnr hours. Soinn nn'suniwr trains are moving on the Rock Island but are many hours late. A ho Colorado As Southern route has not yet been able to send n train through Texas from Den ver since Friday. The line is open ns tar south as 1 riniiiau, i,oiorocio. tllt.-Tiirila lii KnnsiiH nnd In tho Texas pnnhondlo have filled the right of way cuts with snosv to u depth of twelve to lirteen lee'. A i murooniM passenger trains have been held at eating house stations, railroad ofllcials report, nnd there is no suffering nmong travelers. Tim t!i. on nf mil traffic means thnt Santa Onus is going to be lute with a considerable portion ot his pucK. ions of Christmas presents consigned to tho west from tho cast and south uro stacked in enrs throughout Knnsos and northern Texas und in eastern Colo rado. Even should theso linos be opened Tuesday afternoon, as railroad officials hope, the Yulotldo ofTjrings can not reach New Mexico in timo for distribution by tho postofflco nnd express company. Join tho Red Cross. It's your duty. RESULTS OF GERMAN Tlie upper t'litii-:i J ill shows n rlciv of .several of tho houses which were xyeeked by the bombs ilmotici' by tin (ieriuans. These places of "military liuportanee" In the (!erni! lis v ere tlie boiiies of Hie people who live In tho poorer seelloii of Purls The lower plmt. sreph shows tin; results of bombs dropped on the dormitory of n "h'Mr ir- h -iilt.il. which fortunately had been vacated In time by the -" ' r. I u - on- Injured there. The build ing Is n lilies of wr i l;ng . li b' ir !' .1 li.vd not been removed doubtless every one of them wu ill b i ' n W U. NATIONAL GUARD WILL GO OUT OF EXISTENCE Washington, I). ('., Dee. 21. If congress determines to continue the nntional guard as the army reserve sf the nation, Secretary Maker said today, the giuud service will huve to be reconstructed from the ground up. Federalization of the guard for war, service, the war department has held' on the opinion of Brigadier General Snmuel T. Ancell, acting judge advo cate general, will wipe out of exis ence the federalized regiments. When the men are discharged they will re turn to civilian life without nny obli gation either to the federal or state governments to continue in nntional guard service. Mr. Hnkcr expressed n belief that tho problem of the national guard is bound up closely with the question of whnt congress may. do later in framing legislation to establish a per manent military policy. Should some system of universal military training be worked out, army officers said, it is probable that the national guard would cease to exist. The war de partment has made no recommenda tion on the subject. There ore many national guard un its organised since the war by tho various states which are not affected by the war department's ruling. In some cases federal recognition has been obtained, bringing the units un der the federalization section of the act of 1910. The great muss of the guard, how ever was merged into the temporary forces of the army of the United States for the war, thereby complete ly losing its identity. These regi ments, including every historic mili tary organization in the country, some of them with records dating back to the Revolutionary war, and muny of them being survivals of Civil war volunteer organizations, must under the ruling be reconstructed, recruited to necessary strength nnd nguin presented to the federal gov ernment for recognition before they can tnKe a place in the federalized notional guard. AN EXPERT RIFLEMAN Oailoy Terry of near Raglund, re turned homo Saturday from Camp Pike, where he has been stationed for several months. He says Jell" Nelll, of Endcc, who returned a week ago from New York, mode a record for himself at Camp Pike. Neill hit the bull's eye ten times out of time shots nnd did the other necessary prelimi naries and requirements, all in one minute. Mr. Terry said Neill only remained in Camp Pike a few duyj and when urmistico was signed he was on ship steaming toward France. It was u good thing for Germany to Hop the war before such an expert rifle man ns Neill landed over there. Terry said Neill made the best record of any man in tho company. Christmas in Armcniu comes twenty six days later thnn in tho Western world, on January 10. On Armenian Christmas Day thousands of Sunday schools in tho United States plan to glvo to tho relief of tho wur sufferers in Armenia and the Holy Land, Two million dollars Is the goal set for the 170,000 Sunday Schools of America. AIR RAIDS OVER PARIS GUARANTEED PRICE FOR WHEAT WILL HOLD GOOD Will the guaranteed price of wheat continue after the President's procla mation of foimol peace'.' This is the situation. The Food Administration Grain Cor poration was on June 21, 1918, desig nated to purchase the 1018 whent crop offered for sole before June 1, 1910, and will carry out this obligation al though peace should be declured prior to June 1, 1010. The President's proclamation of Sep tember 2, 1018, established the price for the 1010 wheat crop offered for sale before June 1, 1010 "to surh agent or enploye of the United States or other person as may hereafter be des ignated." So far no agency to carry out this has been named. Though the Grain Corporation has been designated to purchase wheat tho producer is at liberty to sell his wheat to mills, elevators, or other agencies handling grain. WINTER WHEAT l.'JO.OOO ncres were sown to winter , wheat in the State this fall. This is considerably less than wns sown lost ' year, but only 110,000 acres of lost year's was harvested and the yield was very low, due to abandonment from the prolonged drought in the spring. I The four counties of Curry, Mora, ! Union and Quay plant over 8,r per I cent of the winter wheat of the State, und the condition of the crop in all '. tliesi' counties is excellent, owing to heavy precipitation there in the past two months. Present indications point to a large yield. The yield will be larger than lost year in spite of the decreased acreage. In the irrigated sections many farm crs have substituted other small grain for wheat this fall. In the United States there has been nn increase of 0,720,000 acres over last year. The condition of the crop for the United States is above normal, nnd, with an average abandonment from winter killing, the crop will exceed three-quarter billion bushels, the big gest crop of winter wheat on record for this section. HRAND YOUR AUTO TIRES "Rrand your automobile tires as the cattlemen brand their stock, if you would stop stealing and moke it pos sible to recover casings that hove been stolen," Is the advice of the R. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. Thousands of dollars worth of tires are sold each year at public soles con ducted by police departments through motorists' inability to identify their property. Tires may bo marked by labeling the inside of the casing with heavy in delible pencil marks. Thus the murk, together with the tiro seriol number, which should he recorded by the owner the very first thing nfter purchasing a new tire, furnishes n means of iden tification nnd recovery. Likewise, magnetos, battery equip ment, spare rims nnd tool kits should bo branded. Tho small amount of timo consumed in placing Identification marks will more than repay the motor ist for his trouble. "Huppy New Year to All." WILSON SENDS CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO U. S. PEOPLE. Washington, Dec. 21. President Wilson in Paris sent to the American people today the following Christmas message: "I hope that it will cheer tho peo ple at horn'! to know that I find their I boys over here in fine form und in I fine spirits, esteemed by all those with whom they have been associated In tho war and trusted wherever they go, and they will also, I urn sure, be cheered by the knowledge of tho fact that 'throughout the greutnntions with which wo huve been associated in this war, public opinion strongly sustains all proposals for a just and lasting peace and u closo co-operation of the self-governing peoples of the world In making that peace secure after Its present settlements are formulated. Nothing could constitute a more ac ceptable Christmas reassurance than the sentiments which I find every where prevalent. LETTER FROM ASA F. EVANS Somewhere in France, Nov. 25, 1018 Dear Father nnd Mother: I realize that sometime has passed without dropping you folks a few lines but I knew you received the Red Cross card O K and unywny there isn't much to be suld in u letter. First of ull we mndc the trip with out uny mishaps nnd about the only disugreeublc thing about it wus n lit tle rough weather. At the place wc landed the weather was very incle ment most of the time, nnd the mud wns nnkle deep the ducks couldn't cat it up fust enough. However, we didn't stay there very long and the place where we are now is much bet ter in nil respects, nnd it is a lot warmer und rains very little. France is a great country, a pretty country, a nice country, nnd I like it very much, but withnll the brown prairies, with their mcsquitc covered sand hills, still look good enough for me. Cnn't tell you much about the country now or whnt I have seen, but may be able to relate all the details in person u little later on. Tho main thing is, outside of a bad cold, I have felt line ever since wc landed in France On the 20th I received a letter. 1 sure was glud to get it as it was the only letter I have received since I've been here. My address is Prvt. Asa F. Evans, Batt'y "C" 15th Regt. Arty, C. A. C, A. E. F. P. S. You don't need to answer this letter or send me anything. One thing be sure of; thnt Is to save me a por tion of your Christmas turkey. A merry Christmas und a Happy New Year to you both and give my regurds to ull the folks. PASSENGERS SNOWBOUND The ladies of the Red Cross Rest Room have been busy tho past week. They hove a large family of sailors niid soldiers and they arc making it as much like home os possible. They are serving coffee, soup and lunches to fiom fifty to a hundred each day nnd the boys sure appreciate their kindness. Some of the boys have been here since Saturday on account of the train to Amurillo and Oklahoma being snowbound. The T. & M. has finally been cleared und the first train arrived tonight. Those who huve been snowbound in Tucumcnri since Saturday, will leave at i:l.r Friday afternoon, nnd it is expected u number of passengers will arrive from the east. WM. TROUP, Jr., IS DEAD Wm. Troup received word Sundny that his non, William, had died in Pu eblo, Colo., where he had been working. The cause of his death was pneu monia which followed "flu." Bill wns a strong young fellow and the flu with pneumonia seems to take thoso kind of fellows. In other words they seem to be favorites. Trains were tied up on account of the snow and it wus impossible for Mr. Troup to go to Pueblo to attend the funeral or to have the remains brought here for burial so the funeral wns held there nnd interment made nt Pueblo. AMERICAN PRISONERS HELP Immediately upon their release, Americans who had been imprisoned during the wur by tho Turkish govern ment, begun to do relief work nmong the destitute und starving peoples of western Asia. Among the prisoners were William Nelson, former vice- sonsul at Trolyli, Syria, nnd Charles Arthur Dana, of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. They were accused of espionage by the Ottoman government, tho chnrge having grown out of tho help the Americans had given to Armenian refuges. METHODIST CHURCH DEC. 29 Sundny school at 9:45 a. m. Preaching ut 11 n. m.; subject, "The Life of n Soldier." Epworth Lcuguc nt 0:30 p. m. Preaching at 7 p. m., subject, "Mak ing Good Resolutions." It is our pur poso to make everybody feel at home at our church. Wc nre going to do our best to interest nnd help all who at tend our services. Let every mem ber of our church be present this Sun day und make somo good resolutions for the coming year. J. H. MESSER, Pastor. ISAAC R. PATRICK REPORTED ACCIDENT ALLY KILLED IN FRANCE In a letter received this morning from Ed. Bullington who is in France, Ed. says Isaac Klrkpatrlck was acci dentally killed there u few days be fore the letter was written and wns buried over there. The letter was short and that wns about all it said on that subject. The report is received with sadness but until official Washington is heard on tho report it cannot lie taken as true as Ed. perhups muy be mistaken. It is true there hnve been a number of New Mexico boys killed within the pnst two months us the casualty list shows each day. Isaac was a lieuten ant nnd the death wus supposed to have occurred several weeks ago, so it does not seem possible that his com rads or superior officers would not no tify his parents. His friends cannot and will not believe he is dend until they henr it officially. Tho News is hoping no official note will be received but thnt another letter from Isaac will arrive and clear up the mutter. CLOSING HIS MINISTERY After over two and n hulf yenrs as minister of the Christian church In Tucumcnri, I am lenving nt the close of my present contract, which expires with the yenr, to take up the work elsewhere. I hnve found in Tucum cari some of the finest of people to be met with nnywhere and hnve had many courtesies extended me both within und without church circles. I have worked with no less than ten active preachers in the other churches nnd the fellowship has been delightful, tho spirit of co-operation being always In the ascendent. I am interested in the temporal prosperity of Tucumcari and have strong admiration for the energy and enthusiasm of her business men. I nm sure the future has good things in store for her. Prosperity is the most severe test thnt comes to the churches and through tne railroads this has been n prosperous community. In consequences the churches have not been as aggressive, as the business in terests, but I nm persuaded that bet ter days are nhend religiously for the wnr has taught all thinking men ev erywhere that man cannot neglect God with impunity. "The wages of sin is death" not ns n punishment, bur as a consequence. Particularly do I wish to thank the Tucumcnri press for its uniform cour tesy to things religious nnd to me per sonally. Next Lord's Day, Dec. 29, will be my Inst regular preaching date. I trust I may see many of my friends at both morning nnd evening services. Morn ing subject "Spiritual Sand," evening "Kndesh-Bnrnea." Do not forget the Bible school nt 9:46. The ndults should get behind this. J. H. Shep nrd who Is known nnd loved here, will preach Jan. 4th. Give him a great hearing. Norris J. Rcnsoncr, Minister WaR WORK PLEDGES DUE Albuquerque, New Mex., Dec. 20, W. P. McDowell, State Director of Col lections, for the United Wnr Work Campaign has received notice from the Nntional Heudquarter3 that the National Treasury would call upon New Mexico nbout December 5th for its pledge In the recent campaign. Mr. McDowell is advising the county col lectors and treasurers today to begin the collecting of the pledges in their county. It will be recalled that the pledges mode during the enmpnign were pay able 50 per cent by December 2nd, an other 25 per cent not Inter than Janu ary 15th und tho final 25 per cent not later than March 1st. New Mexico received high honors during the enmpnign inasmuch as two huts will be named nfter this state. New Mexico wns one of the first states in the union to raise her quota and will hnve a movable hut nnmed after it. In addition to this the first ten states subscribing the largest per centnge will bo honored. State Headquarters has recommended thnt one be n Young Men's Christian Association and the other n Knight's of Columbus. These buildings will be movable and will be assigned tho largest division in France of New Mexico boys. Some of the counties hnve reported the collection of 90 per cent of the to tal amount pledged during the cam paign, while other counties secured but little cash during the week of the cam paign. YOUNG MAN FREEZES FEET Louis Ashley of ncur Melrose start ed out of Tucumcari Dec. 24, hoping to take dinner with his parents Christ mas Day. The snow was so deep he became tired and his feet froze. He said he tried to get shelter at two different homes but was turned away. He finally managed to hobble on down to the farm house of G. A. Ward in the Quay neighborhood, where he was taken in and cared for until hs wai able to finish his journey.