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VOL. XVII.
TUCUMCARl, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9. 1919.
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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
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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
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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.

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