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000000000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0. 0 0 0 0 Be Americans After (he War 0 Stnnil liy the President 0 (Jive (o All Worthy Cnuses 4jm 2 Americans Af(cr the Wnr co, 'and by the President 0 'o All Worthy Causes 0 090000000 00 00 0 0 0 AND TUCUMCARI TIMES 0 0 0 4. Oft 0 ft VOL. XVII. TUCUMCARl, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9. 1919. v. . -. . ill 111 OF COM MERGE HOLDS "GET- TOGETHER" BANQUET inc directors of the Chamber of commerce met Inst Friday and chose I1. C. Heche as .secretary to 1111 the va cancy oi .1. h. Clayton, resigned. Mr. Heche immediately took hold of the work and a call meeting or "Goo-together" was announced for Wcdnos day evening when a luncheon was giv t!!i at the Vorenborg Hotel. This was one of the most successful gatherings of its kind ever pulled on" in Tucum cari and demonstrates the fact that the merchants and live wires of Til cumcari are anxious to keep the Cham ber of Commerce alive. Although the night weather is not the best and it makes excuses easy, about forty mem bers were present to talk over matters ot immediate importance. The luncheon was of the usual high class ami everybody present was hap py. 1'rof. I A. James and orchestra furnished excellent: music during tho first period. This was followed by the Hoy Scout Hand, and the boys certain ly made some of the old-timers sit up and take notice. Speakers in refer ing to the accomplishments of the Tu cumcari Chamber of Commerce said: "Had the Commercial Club accomplish cd nothing more than educate this boys' band to play like it has tonight, it has done enough to repay us for what we have spent." Hut nfter list ing a number of accomplishments it was found that the club has not been asleep although the war work cam paigns have interfered to a consider able extent with past work. S. M. Wharton was chosen as toast- master and handled his part of the program in a most satisfactory man ner. He announced the subjects and chose the speaker to cover same. No fixed program was lined out and the speakers were unaware that thev were to be called upon. Roads, mining, bear grass lactory, oil, civic improvements, agriculture and historical events con cerning Quay county, were a few of the main subjects. Each speaker took matters seriously and produced facts and llgures to show that such and such wns necessary to the development of iucumcan anil Quay county. Alon toward the last came II. Goodman, lie had no special subject but pulled olT the only comedy of the evening with the exception of the w-iitresscj at luncheon who chose Attorney C. II. Alldredge as the "dead line" to stop and start serving. It would look like they intended passing him up entirely ..but his friends would intercede and ho finally received the same excellent Forvico that was accorded the other members. Mr. Goodman said the only J.hing he knew was that "Hacon used to sell at 8c per pound, but now it sold at liOc and there was more being sold, people like it better because it costs more." He said he had asked the city council to take up the matter of num bering the 1 ouses and put signs on the streets. He' said they treated him in a courteous manner but put his re quest on the table, and in due tirno would put it under the table. He also said he intended to stay in Tucumeari because he liked the town. Other speakers were 1. F. Thomas who told of tho mining opportunities. A. D. Goldcnberg gave a short history of the city and accomplishments with in the past few years. A. D. Hent of the electric light company spoke on "Constructive Criticism." He asked the club to hold a regular monthly luncheon, such as was given last night. He also suggested that any merchant or member who had and kick to make against the Commercial Club should do it before the club and not on tho streets so visitors will form a poor opinion of our town. He believes in "constructive" and not "destructive" criticism. O. O. Gragg of Nara Visa, told of the resources of Quay county and ex pressed his belief that some day this country would come into its own. He believes there is n grent future for New Mexico and the Funston-Ft. Hliss Highway will put Nara Visa and Tu cumeari on the map. He believes the bear grass industry promises much and will eventually overshnddow the cattle industry. J. I). Gresham had "railroads" as his subject and there are few men who know more about railroads. He said he was leaving Tucumeari but would always hold a warm spot in his heart for this city and her citizenship. T. A. Muirhoad, who is to leave us soon, gave his hearers some plain ad vice. He believes in good roads be cause ho has dreamed and read so much about them nud he has seen so many bad roads. He thinks its no place for a minister's son, even on tho Ozark Trail. E. M. Yates spoke on agriculture and what tho farmers and cattlemen expected to accomplish this year. He told of tho thousands of acres of wheat already planted and about the other grains to he planted and holds an op timistic view us to the ultimate out come. U. S. Devor, president of tho Club, spoke at intervals and announced thnt inere were numerous projects to han dle winch would make it worth while for any live citizen to boost and help the Chamber or Commerce. The cem etery is the only appropriate place for a "dead one." The members are highly pleased at me successful outcome of the first "get-to-gelher" meeting of the year, ami promise lo help the new secretary mnKo this year the most nrofltntiln of all. To those who am iisloon l tin News would suggest it is time In "Lome Alive," "Wake Up," the bar vest is ready to garner. LE'ITER FROM CHAPLIN OF ISAAC R. KIRKPATRICK A. P.O. No. 7.11 France, Nov. 1018 Mr. W. L. Kiikpntriek. Tucumeari, N. M. Hear Mr. KirknatricK: May I extend to you thn rleonost sympathy from the Olllcers and Men of .'108 in this your hour of grief. .May we assure you of our h i?h re. gard which we held for your son. Wo found him to be a Christian gentlemnn a man among men, and a most efficient officer. His command to a man hurt the highest appreciation for him. He was a true soldier and gave all a man can give even his life. jKim may we extend our most neartieit sympathy, and may Honvon richest blessings rest upon you in thi day oi sacriiicc. Yours trulv. OTTO K. ELLEFSON. M. fc (.'hap. M. T. C. :t08 F1HRE MACHINE A SUCCESS rM..... 'p it . , . V.-IUI.1. i. nuns anil w le laVn re turned home from Kansas City, whore nr. j inns went to supervise to build ing of a larger machine for the making of fibre out of bear grass. His ma chine was pronounced a success by the master mechanic ol the Ludlow Co. of Hoston and the machines were ship ped to Hoston to be perfected hv : special mechanic whom thov have cm iiiu. mi. new invention means much to New Mexico, not only Ouav county, but any locality where bear grass or soup weed grow in abundnnco mi-. Haas is not at liberty to talk on future possibilities concerning tho factory in Tucumeari, but after the new machine has been perfected the mntier will he given publicity. WATCH PARTY On the night of December 31, 1918, the Methodist parsonage was the scene oi a most enjoyable watch nnrtv. e-iv en by Mrs. Hittson to the members of the "Win One Class," of which she is the popular teacher. Notwithstand ing the low temperature most of the class arrived at an early hour with an expression indicative of having a good time written on their faces. A num her of contests and fun-producinir games were participated in by all. At ten o'clock amid a joyful confusion the entire class began a search, each for position at refreshments, tho num bers being hung on a Christmas tree, io wnich was attached a nrcttv rhvmc descriptive of the owner's disposition. After this the watch unon the last fleeting moments of the old year, 1018, was started, and while the house was tilled with vocal music several of the boys slipped quietly out and lighted their explosives to welcome 1019. All went away saying in their hearts: The watch party was a success." MISS DEVOR ENTERTAINS Miss Jane Devor entertained a num ber of her friends Saturday evening with a Dancing Party, at the home of her parents, Mr. anil Mrs. U. S. Devor. The young people were lirst entertain cd by Mr. and Mrs. Hurley with a Theatre Party. From there the young people went to the home of Miss Devor where they enjoyed a most delightful evening. Dainty refreshments were served. Those present were the R. A. G. Club members: Misses Lucille Manney, Arabelle DeOliviera, Maurino and Vivian Stockman, Helen Ernst, Gladys Johnson, Zoo Pierce. Herry Devor, Edna and Merl Koch, Jano Devor, Edna Clark, and Messrs. Van Duval, Joe Honein, Claude Voiles, Ed. D;on, Donald Hteth, Milas Hurley, Harold Heeth, Dudley Cntterson. TRAIN SERVICE RESUMED The train from Amarillo finally got through and it it making the round trip most every day. Delayed train service and the postofllce force being lown and out all at the same time makes a person appreciate service ns it was before. Practically a new force was nut to work in tho nostofTicc last week on account of the Illness of Mr Ogletree, H. M. Looney, A. H. Carman, E. Cusack and Roy Smith. Most of the patrons realized that the force was up against a hard job with the old "standbys" knocked out. i II A mmSWymlllA 1 I .' Mill I " HI 1 I II HI! ! ! I y II IIMitMIB Mil I II I I DEATH TO CAUSE RADICAL CHANGE IN PARTY SLATE Washington, Jnn. C Even mem bers of congress and other political leaders who were most distressed over Colonel Roosevelt's death could not help being drawn into the Inevitable discussion of Its effect upon American pouucni lire, and particularly the pres idential campaign of 1920. Every one agreed that the eirect would be tremendous. There had been reports that Col onel Roosevelt would issue a state ment soon formally announcing his intention not to seek the nomination for president next year. Nevertheless democratic leaders and many repub licans still regarded him as the pros pective republican nominee for dent in 1920. His death, it is conceded NEW HIGHWAY TO BE AIDED BY THE GOVERN MENT, IT IS THOUGHT What promises to be one of tho most interesting and far-reaching highway meetings that has been held in the Southwest is the one scheduled to be held at Hutchinson, Kansas, on Janu ary 20, 1919, when the Funston-Fort Hliss Military Highway Association will hold its first convention. Now that the war has been concluded nnd must cause a radical change in cnm.,tnt! country is preparing to again op COLONEL ROOSEVELT DIED MONDAY WHILE PEACEFULLY ASLEEP pnign plans of both parties uepublieans in congress, said the effect upon the party as a whole would be varied. Some expressed the uenet that one result would be to uni fy the party by healing factional differences. Democratic lenders took thn viow that Colonel Roosevelt's loss left the repuhlican party without a leader or potential presidential candidate. In the capitol lobby discussions, the name of General Pershing was men tioned frequently as a possible repub lican standard bearer in 1920. Some republican leaders, however, declared emphatically that General Pershing could not be seriously considered. The republican opinion generally seemed to be thnt there was plenty of time in which to select a candidate and plenty of material. HINDENHURG LINE SHATTER- UD FIRST HY AMERICANS London, Enir.. Jan. 8. Field mar. shal Sir Douglas Haig, whole report of operations from the end of April until the end of hostilities was made pub lic here today, pays a high tribute to Marshal loch commanderinchief of the allied armies, and alludes to the splen urn naming quinines oi tne American forces." "At the moment when the final tri umph of the allied cause is assured. we and all other of the allied and us. Oyster Hay, N. Y.. Jan. 0 Colonel I dn ii wnnlil sn nil iu m....i r sociated armies can look back on thn Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep their famous father committed to earth yL'"rs tl,at nuvlu Knu with satisfac early today at his home on Sagnmore in the family plot topping the highest tion umlimmctl " ""y hint of discord I 1 1 1 1 111 illin t 2 1 1 . . 11.... ll. 1... I 1 111 t . - - . - r nnnfllnl F !!.... A 1 ft 1 11 Hill in this village. Death is believed to have beeirdtio to lhcumatisin which affected his heart. The colonel .suffered a severe attack of rheumatism and .sciatica on New Year's day, but none believed t'at his illness would likely prove fatal. The former president sat tin most of Sun- day and retired at 11 o'clock last night. About ! a. m. Mrs. Roose velt who was the only other mem ber of the family at Oyster Hay, went to her husband's room and found that he had died during the night. The body of Iheodore Roosevelt wns laid at rest Wednesday. It was committed to earth at l.-l.'l p. m in family cemetery plot overlooking Long Island Sound. Except for two sons, absent as . I I! . . soimers in tneir country's .service over nm in loungs Memorial cemetery, ovenooKing i.ong island Sound. riM. i . i lie nome service, one or prayer alone, lasted hardly more than live minutes. It was conducted by the Rev. George I). Talmage, rector of Christ Episcopal chinch, the Roosevelt fam ily church, while the ritual before the altar was concluded within fifteen min utes after the casket was brought into the edifice or conflict of interest and ideals." The report takes up in detail the lighUng on various part3 of the Brit- sh fronts, which the field mnrsha. commanded. At the close of operations the re port declares: "In the decisive contests in the oe- riod covered by the report, the strong est and most vital parts of the en emy's front were attacked, his lateral r'nmmnnipntinnu iviimd nut nn. I l,u hngamore Hill was astir early this ,livisinn ur fnn.-ht .nn,i.iiu morning and flowers, which began to On tho iliiromnt i..,ti.. f,n ' iiJ arrive yesterday notwithstanding Mrs. British took 187.000 prisoners nn.l ysr.n Roosevelt's request that none be sent, were received in great profusion. Many for lack of space in the house, were .sent to the church. After the former president's body guns, bringing the total number of prisoners captured during the war to over 201,000. These results were achieved by 59 fighting Hritish divis ions, which, in the course of three crate upon a peace basis, work should begin immediately on the building nnrl completion of tho great highways of the country, both those already part ly built and those contemplated that will connect the more important points of the United States. At a meeting of agricultural editors, which was held recently at Washington, one of tho more important matters stressed by Secretary of Agriculture, D. F. Hous ton was the future attitude of the gov ernment toward the building of good roads in this country. That the gov ernment intends to enlnrgo upon its present road-buildlnir nroirram is be yond question and it behooves the sec tion to he traversed by the Funston Fort Bliss Military Highway to see that the matter is brought properly before the authorities and as much federal assistance as possible procured for this highway, which will "jnncct Kansas City, Camp Funston and Fort Riley, which is the geographical cen ter, of tho United States, and Fort Bliss at El Paso, Texns. which is the natural gateway to Old Mexico. Excellent speakers will appear on the program at the Hutchinson meet ing and great results will be accom plished if the proper cfTort is expend ed. Now remember th date and ar range to be at Hutchinson on Monday Jnnuary 20, 1919. RECOMMENDS CANNERY J. M. Bond of Quay was in town this week on business. He has been reading much lately about foreign countries prefcring horse meat to that of cattle. He thinks Tucumeari would do itself a favor if a cannery could be established where horse meat and that of jackrabbits could be canned ready to ship to those countries that use this product. Having never tasted or heard very much about the use of horse meat this matter is left to those who are better posted. Quay county has plenty of jack-rabbits and there are a number of horses unfit for work so the supply is practically assured. NARA VISA WANTS HIGHWAY O. O. Gragg, of Nara Visa, was in Tucumeari Wednesday night to at tend the Chamber of Commerce Get-to-Gcther Banquet. He is a member and is of the opinion that the new project "Camp Funston-Fort Bliss Mil- was carried by household servants to months battle, endangered and defeat seas, tho family of Colonel Roosevelt the hearse, it was announced a pro- w' m separate German divisions, when 'tary Highway which pnr.ses through twenty-sixth president of the United , cession of fifteen automobiles would armistice was signed by the en-1 Nnra Visa and on down tho Rock 1s- States, assembled in the living room V' formed to convey the attendants at L'n,v. defensive powers had already ' ln"l through Tucumeari, is one of the at tmgamoie Hill shortly before noon , the prayer service to the church. The ueen denniieiy destroyed. Continu-1 "est tnings he has heard of. He In for the first of a trinity of simn e ser- first car. tho colonel's own. with his ance of hostilities would have meant vices at home, church and graveside faithful negro chauffeur, Charlie Lee, only disaster to tho German armies with which the body of the noted U the wheel, car red Mrs. Nicholas armed invasion of Germany American was laid to rest as a private I.ongworth and Mrs. Richard Derby. American troops were the first to citizen of this Long Island village. ! Jr., daughters of the colonel: Mrs. Ar- break the Hindenburg line, accord- Mrs. Roosevelt, sharing her bus- i hibald Roosevelt, his daughter-in-law- MnK 10 ,u Daily News, in its comment nnd s antipntby to funeral ceremony, nnd his sistc. , Mrs. Douglns Robinson I iecided not to attend the church ser- Captain Archibald Roosevelt and Theo vices nor to join the procession to the dore Douglas Robinson, a nephew, pro cemetery. It was announced that she ceeded to the church a few minutes would bid goodbye to the body of her ahead of the procession with the rec companion in the house where they ' tor, who is a nephew of the famous lived for mnny years, though her chil PUBLIC AUCTION 1200 army horses and mules will be sold at public auction January 11 and 8 at Remount Depot, l ort Bliss, near 1 Paso, Texas. These are today on the report of field marshal Sir Douglas Haig on the operations from the end of last April up to the close of hostilities. In September he wrote: "North of Hellengli.se. the 110th di- preacher, the Rev. T. Dewitt Talmage. vision, American, Maj. Gen. E. M. Lew- is, naving urnKcn tnrougn tne deep defenses of the Hindenburg line, storm ed Hcllincourt nnd seized Nourroy. On their left, the 27th American division, .Mai. Gen. U'Kynn, met with very hea vy' enfilading machine gun fire, but pressed on with great gallantry as strong for New Mexico and believes in her future. He will bo in Hutchin son, Jon. 20, doing whnt he can to land the route this way. m NOTICE TO WORKERS AH Red Cross Workers who have been making refugee garments at home are urgently requested to send Sales liOL'in Ml iiino n. nil finishoil irnrmonls In thn Pi. I Prnuo nil sound serviceable loom at the Elks Home on Tuesday ,nr. " Jouy, where a bitter struggle . ..... I r I nlmin Iau h n I C il - 1 animnis ano in lor armj,- use anil are j aiiernoon, Jan. H. it is very neces- being sold only because they are in i sary that tins work be finished as soon excess of tho number thnt will bo re-1 as possible. quired after demobilization. No con-1 Mrs. Ira J. Briscoe, emned stock will be sold at these , Mrs. W. R. Steckman. WILL NOT NEED IRRIGATION Carlos Alford was in today from his farm southwest of town. The roads are in bad shape but he is pleased at the prospect for a big crop next year. During the past summer when every body gave up that nothing could be produced, ho wns delivering vegetables of all kinds to our merchants at a good price. It took work and energy hut lie accomplished much. Next year ho expects to grow a good crop without irrigation. sales. The following animals will be uctioned on each date: UiO Cavalry Horses. 2fi0 Artillery Horses. 90 Draft Mules. 110 Pack Mules. Halter and shank will be includ with ench animal. Cash settlenu1 for each purchuse. MAJOR I). M. SPEED, Remount Depot, Fort Hliss, Texas Supervisors WHEAT FARMERS JUBILANT 0. II. Miller was hero today from took place for possession of the vil lage. Tho flighting on the whole front of the second American corps wns severe, and) in Uellingcourt, Nourrov Gillemont fnrm and a number of oth er or points, amid the intricate de fences of the Hindenburg line, strong bodies of the enemy held out with witli great obstinacy for mnny hours. lheso points of resistance were RECORD-BREAKING COLD SPELL W. P. McCall was in from Norton this week after supplies. Whilo re turning home a few days ago ho had the misfortune of freezing his ears and feet nlthough he thought ho was sufficiently clothed to stand most any storm. He lias been a resident of this section of New Mexico for many yenrs and he says this spell is the worst he has ever seen. It is a surprise to him that stock have pulled through so well. I ,, ' ....w iiiusu points oi resistance I l.lll'fOUl , 111.11. m-niilelnno U. pnl.l It I ,.. ... . .. I ' w.v ...... Muitmuiia, wu duiu lb I PTHI1I1I11I V livorpnmo. olllioi liv fho n,i. I was a long hard drive but it was ne- port troops of the American divisions ccssary. lulu there has been some or by the fifth and third Australian 'I loss of stock Mr. Miller is optimistic divisions." over the prospects for a bumper crop . of wheat on the plnins. Tho farmers n r .1 1- m out that way are not only planting a rf,,v fV V, fiU, VL large acreage of wheat but will put in &n sick nftv f,,r L h oats, barley and all the row stuff they 1 Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Fowler of Fort Worth, nro Tucumeari visitors and expect to stay a few weeks longer, next week with Mrs. Buclcr, can possibly tend. Part of the time it was feared he was doomed but his jihyiscal nature was too strong and he finally pulled thru. His face was covered with whiskers (varigated In color) and they made d a very pleasant social him look like a man up in forty years djoyed byuhoso present, old. Even some of the postofllce men N. (). N. CLUB Mrs. Jeff Harrison was hostess to tho members of the N. O. N. Club on Wednesday and a evening wns enjoyed by'those present, old. Even some of the postofllce r salad luncheon was served. Those whom' ho had worked with, did not rec. enjoying tho evening wore Mosdamcs ognizc him for several minutes. lie Yates, Huntington, nueler, Brlncgar, is minus forty or fifty pounds of flesh ionn, rnieterj fliisses hyicr, liann, and his former acquaintances could Yules, Merle and Edna Koch, Prltchett hardly believe it was him. It is honed nnd Miss Hopson as guest. that ho will quickly round into form me ciuu win meet on wedncsdny of and be back on the job at the post oincc. CANADY AKIN Married, at tho home of Mrs. Fnn nio Duncan, in the Northenst part of town, Tuesday afternoon, about four o'clock, Mr. Fred Canudy and Miss An na M, Akin, both of Jordan, N. M. Tho ceremony was performed by Rev. G. E. Ellis, pastor of the First Baptist church before only a few invited rela tives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Can ady left for Arizona where they ex pect to mnke their future home. The News joins their friends in extending congratulations. PAY YOUR WAR PLEDGES Those who subscribed to the United War Work Fund will please take no tice that the second payment will be come due Jnnunry 15. The first pay ment should have been made in De cember. This matter should be at tended to at one. It's your patriotic duty to pay your subscription as no one is paid to attend to tho matter for you. Payments should be mndo nt the Chamber of Commerce rooms in tho Postofflcc building. RESOLUTIONS Whereas, Brother Isaac U. Klrkpat rick was killed in France, Nov. 10, 1918, the son of our beloved brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Kirk- patrick Resolved that we, the members of Ruth Rebckah Lodge. No. 4. herohv extend our sincere sympathy to them and invoke the blessings and comforts which God alone can bestow upon them. Bo it further resolved that a conv of theso resolutions be sent to the bereaved ones, a copy spread upon tho minutes of tho lodge, nnd a copy given to each of the city papers. Nancy Eager, Clco Jackson, Voyed Howard, Committee.