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The proposed route is to he located as nearly as practicable beginning at I-ort Hliss, Texas (111 Paso), thence paralleling the route of the El i'aso and Southwestern to Tucum:aii and following the Rock Island through New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas via Hutchinson to Mcl'herson; thence following the Meridian road to Salina, thence following the Golden Holt road to Fort Riley and Camp Fun ston, then following the Fort to Fort route as approved by the Kansas State Highway Commission and by the Fed eral Department of Agriculture to Fort Leavenworth. The Hutchinson Gazette says: "Enthusiasm, dcllnitcncss of pur pose ami a determination to see the biggest internal improvement project ever launched in the west the llrst of its kind ever launched in the United States through its completion, mark ed the convention here yesterday of the Fort Leavenworth, Camp Funston, Fort Bliss National Military Highway Association. "A permanent organization was ef fected and a definite program com prising a military roadway connect ing the Missouri River and the biggest military establishment in the United States Camp Funston and Fort Riley with the Mexican border, along the most direct mileage feasible was out lined. This program will at once be certified to the state legislatures of the four states with the recommenda tion of the association that these leg islatures memorialize the national con gress impressing the military utility of the proposed highway, and urging the national congress to empower the war department to declare the pro posed route a military highway, and o provide through necessary legisla tion, u plan for its financing and con struction. "At the hour of assembly, yesterday morning, in the Klks Club auditorium Mayor Frank Vincent welcomed the delegates and briefly outlined the work of the previous tentative organiza tion meeting in Tucumcari Dec. 22. "C. W. Oswald, president of the lo cal Commercial Club and II. W. Ma gruder, of Liberal, were made tem porary chairman und secretary of the convention. The chnir wus thereupon authorized to name committees on permanent organization, resolutions and legislative program, log, route and markers and publicity." "Tucumcari always goes over the top, and she'll go over the top in this matter," was the enthusiastic declar ation of Mr. Oscar Sandusky of Tu cumcari, N. M. Mr. Sandusky de clared that all necessary to get action from Tucumcari in this project is to let Tucumcari know what is expected of her." The convention unanimously accept ed the invitation of Dalhart, Texas, for the next convention, which will as semble in the Texas Panhandle town in October. This achievement was accomplish ed by the Tucumcari Chamber of Com merce and when it is completed will lie worth many dollars to this pnrt of the country. This one thing should repay every member for what he has paid into the Commercial Club. The idea was conceived by its first president, Mr. T. A. Muirhead, of Tu cumcari. He asked the Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce to get busy n the proposition. A meeting wus called and it was attended by u rep resentative bunch of boosters nil the way from Hutchinson, Kansas. Mr. Muirhead is moving away from this city but he has left a monument to his memory. The Commercial Club has proved once more that it is u necessury udjunct to a thriving community. No one person can accomplish much but when a community Is tied together with a live commercial club there is very little of value that can get away. So while at work on vnrlous other propositions let every public spirited citizen becomo a member of the club and help put Tucumcari on the map not only us a road center but n fac tory and business center. The R. A. G. club and a lew of their friends were entertained by the Miss es Vivian und Maurine Stockman Sat urday night. Tho party was an im promptu affair, starting with the pic ture show and a desire, uftcr the man ner of tho young people, to dnnco af terward. It ended with u midnight lunch. Show, party und lunch were enjoyed by tho Misses Arabella D Ollviera, Vivlun Stockman, Lucille Manney, Mnurino Stockman and Gladys Johnson; Messrs. Jack Pullcn, Richard Tagcdcr, Joo Boncm, Horton Ward and Cluudo Voyles. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET The following justices of the peace and constables were declared to have been elected last week by the county commissioners after they had canvass ed the vote: Tucumcari P. 11. Henderlitc, justice and J. P. Flore, constable. Endee Wm. J. Ashcraft justice; Knox P. Hedgcoke nonstable. Puerto C. W. Carmun justice; T. P. Craig constable. Quny Peter Laritson justice; It. D. Hutchcns, constable. Montoyn Stanley G. Calisch justice and Pedro Bcnnvidcz constable. Nara Visa E. F. Snyder justice; O. J. Snyder countable. Logan Jules A. Watson, justice; L. C. Laurence constable. Rnna J. W. Waltrlp justice; J. B. Howe constable. I Obur A. L. Hackcrott, justice; M. L. hthridge, constable. Sun Jon J. G. Ellis justice, S. N. Moyer constable. McAlister Jno. L. Hnnsflcld jus tice; W. C. Lee, constnblc. Jordan J. A. Woodard justice; J. L. McCarty constable. Porter J. J. Ilurton, justice; Jue Guest constable. No election was held in the other precincts. In the matter of the opening of the Tucumcari to Logan Public road: The above mentioned rond having heretofore been viewed and surveyed and a plat of said road together with the report of the Viewers having here tofore been filed with the clerk of the Commissioner's Court, and the County Commissioners having heretofore de clared said road as recommended by the Viewers to be n public road. Now, therefore, the said Commis sioners of Quny county, New Mexico hereby give notice to each and every person interested that the said Hoard of Commissioners will direct their of ficer to open and work the said road aforesaid from and nftcr sixty days from the date notices, nre posted. That all purties nre hereby ordered to remove any obstruction that they may have in the snid road before the expiration of said time, under the pen alty of the law.. The Commissioners accept th? report of the Viewers of the Hartford Cap Rock Road und in us much as the Viewers recommend that this rond be not made a public rond on account of the great sum of money thnt would he required to build a road, the Commis sioners order the County Clerk to turn the $25.00, which was put up with the road petition, over to the .County Treasurer to be credited to the County Rond Fund. The Uoard received a bid of Mr. C. I). Heeth submitting an offer of Four Hundred and Fifty Dollars ! cash for the Old Road Tractor owned by Quny County, and the offer of Mr. Beeth Is accepted, nnd the tractor sold to him. The clerk is instructed to turn the four hundred dollars over to the Coun ty Treasurer to be credited to the County Rond Fund. Other business wns disposed of and tho commissioners adjourned. MEMORIAL SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY AT 7:00 P. M. There will be n memorial service conducted by Rev. A. N. Evans next Sunday evening nt the Center Street Methodist church, nt which time and place the following program will be rendered: Evening service 7 p. m., Memoriul for Lieut. Isaac Kirkpatrick. Prelude Mendelssohn Miss Cynthiu Elklns Star Spangled Banner Snxophonc Quartette Prayer. Abide With Me P. A. Schneckcr Choir Scripture Lesson A Perfect Day Carrie Jacobs-Bond Mrs. C. II. Hittson Mr. Paul James, Saxophone obligato. Address Rev. A. N. Evans. Beautiful Isle of Somewhere J. S. Fearls Quartette Placing Gold Star James Briscoe Hymn No. 524. ATTENTION R. C. WORKERS Of the 800 refugee garments al lotted the Quay County Chapter tho following have been finished nnd ship ped: 1210 boys' drawers. 55 undershirts, 30 dresses. 10 skirts. .'135 garments. Also 125 pairs socks, 10 sweaters; 14 water-proof kits. There still remains 300 boys draw ers; 25 boys undershirts; 5 dresses; GO skirts; 20 layctts. With the ex ception of the layctts those garments must be finished und in the work room by Tuesday Jan. 28. Quay county has never failed the Red Cross and wc feel sure you will not fall now. There is some yarn nt the Work Room which the committee Is unx lous to huve mude into socks as soon as possible. If you can knit, please help us out. , The work room will be open Tues day, Thursday, and Saturday after noons. Mrs. Ira Briscoo, Telephone 22 If you have uny news. "WRITING When the soldier Is off duty he may employ and uiiiusu himself In many ways, but one of tho first things lie Is sure to do Is to write to home folks. Writing paper, envelopes, Ink and pens ure furnished free to the men by the Army Y. M. C. A. This is a picture of u "rush hour" of letter writing und muguzlno read log Id a "Y" building In a large camp of the Southern Department. AMERICANS DEFEND THEM SELVES IN NORTH RUSSIA Archangel, Tuesday, Jan. 22 Hol shevik troops are heavily shelling the farthest south positions of the Ameri can ami Russian armies at Ust Pnd cngn, on the Wngu river, thirty miles south of Shcnkurskn. They nlso are showing considerable activity west of Shcntursku on the Tnnin river. It has been impossible to determine as to whether the attack will develop on n greater scale. The enemy has mob ilized the peasnnts in the vicinity of Vilsk and apparently is prcpnred for n general offensive in the Shenturska sector. Sunday the enemy under cover of heavy bombardment, attacked with in fantry, the American and Russian po sitions at Ust Padenga. The allied outposts withdrew, but the Bolshevik attack on the main positions was re pulsed with heavy losses. There has been no infantry action since, though there has been a con stant rain of shells on the village. The American artillery is vigorously replying. Yesterday, flying in a temperature of 10 degrees below zero, one Ameri can airplune bombed the enemy nml secured direct hits on important Dot sheviki. The fighting is going on in cold, clear weather but the temperature is so low that it is difficult for the in fantrymen to remain in the open any length of time. DO YOU KNOW That the county furm and ranch bu reau organization is national in scope and is rapidly spreading to every ag ricultural community of the country. That approximately 800 counties in the United States have already organ ized farm bureaus with a total mem bership of over half million? Thnt some states have a farm bu reau organization in every country nnd a state federation of farm bu reaus ? That ten counties In our state have organized farm bureaus since April, 1917, with a total membership of 2(i03? That the farm bureau organization is a vital fuctor in the development of the ngriculturul resources nnd rural life of this state and that it merits the careful consideration of every progressive farmer and stockmun in New Mexico? Thnt Snn Juan County Farm Bu reau saved for its members $05,000 this year? Thnt the Union county Farmers Stockmen Bureau work on only two items was worth $197,513? That subsidiary marketing associa tions of tho Dona Ann county farm bureau secured top market prices for $159,800 worth of farm produce? That Eddy county Farm Bureau saved $32,185 for its members thru its various activities? That Colfax County Farm Bureau has been worth $01,910 to its mem bers this year? That farmers and stockmen of San Miguel county are $103,303.17 better off because of the fact thnt there is a well organized Furm Bureau there to help them in handling their farm busi ness? That the total value of the woik of these SIX furm bureaus the past year amounted to $019,711.17. If so, Do you think it is worth while in Quay county? Do you think Hint every farmer and stockman ought to be n member of such a county-wide organization? If so, Join. Help in the organization work, and In conducting n membership campaign somctimo soon. ' So that you can all co-operate in building up within your county a more profitable agriculture, nnd n more wholesome home life. If you don't find it in the News this week perhaps you did not let anyone know you had visitors. HOME" PEACE CONFERENCE ADOPTS PRESIDENT WILSON'S PLAN Pnris, Jan. 22 An official bulletin issued by the press bureau this after noon says: "The proposnls of President Wilson were approved, including recognition by the associated powers of the right of the Russian people to direct their own nffnirs without dictation from outside. The powers do not wish to exploit Russia. "The powers recognize the revolu tion, nnd in no way countenance u counter-revolution. They wish to help Russin unselfishly, and invite all or ganized groups in Siberia or within the boundaries of European Russia as it stood before the war to send repre sentatives to Princes islands to meet representatives of the associated pow ers, providing there is a truce of arms meanwhile. "Such representatives will be ex pected at the place appointed by Feb ruary 15. The supreme council of the great ppwra hopes to formulate a concrete proposal on Russia at tomorrow's meet ing. This was the definite official an nouncement of the communique issued tonight, after the council had been con sidering the Russian situation con tinuously for the last two days. It can be added that while this con crete proposal was not finally decided and reduced to writing, its main fea tures were agreed on in principle. The members came from the session, how ever, feeling that there was no sov ereign remedy assuring a certain cure for the difficult nnd dungerous situa tion, and that it would be desirable to embody several lines of action in the proposal. LIEUT. BRISCOE RETURNS TO ENTER PRACTICE OF LAW James Briscoe, who recently return ed from army service, is to be associa ted with attorney Harry H. McElroy as assistant in his office at Tucum cari, and has commenced work. Mr. McElroy has opened an office at Ala mogordo, N. Ai., in addition to his of fice here, and will make his residence at that place, but docs not intend to discontinue his practice here. Mr. Briscoe has been a resident of Quay county for nineteen years, und is well known all over the county, and known over the state. He is a young man of splendid qualities und is well qualified to undertake the work he is now doing. Mr. Briscoe commenced the study of law some four or five years ago, and at the time of his enlistment he was a student of Valparaiso University, Ind., where he went to finish his ed ucation in law. He will continue his studies for a time and expects to be admitted to practice as soon as the next bar examination is held. At the time Mr. Briscoe was dis charged he held a commission us 2nd Lieutenant; he volunteered for ser vice and tho community is justly proud of his record, and glad to welcome him back to Tucumcari and to number him among the young business men of the city. The News is glad to know thnt James is satisfied that Tucumcari is one of the most promising towns in the west, and we bespeak success for him in this new undertaking. LIEUT. I)E OLIVIERA RETURNS Lieut. Rhea DcOllviera has returned to Tucimcari, hnving been discharged from army service. He was drafted into service nnd gradually worked his way up the line until he received an appointment us 2nd lieutenant. For muny monthB he wus located in Cal ifornia but was Inter transferred to a cump in tho East whero he wns when the armistice was signed. Hn wus rendy Hnd anxious to do his part over there but it scorns Uncle Sum needed him over here. Rhea bus not decided what he will do but is unxiously waiting for some proposition to show itself. In other words ho is ready to go to work again and help the county commercially us well as through urms. HUNTER AND NORRIS ARE STRONG FOR WAR ROAD Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 20 Repre sentatives C. E. Hunter nnd II. O. Nor rls of Quay county spent several hours this morning consulting with State Highway Engineer Jumes A. French nnd Deputy Engineer A. J. Charles on the Camp Funston. Fort Bliss Military Highway plan. Mr. Hunter, who resigned last week ns police judge at Tucumcuri, to serve us a legislator for New Mexico, for merly wns In charge of new ronds in Texas county, Oklahoma and is n big booster for good roads. Discussing road work to the Santa Fe New Mex ican reporter he said: "There Is to he u big road meet ut Hutchinson, Kns on Jnnuury 20, und New Mexico, Texas, Oklnhomu and Kunsns will huve representatives from ull those counties through which the Rock Island railway und the E. P. & S. W. run. We people of Quuy county ure enthusiustic over the proposed military motor route from Camp Fun ston i Fort Bliss becnuse we believe thnt this will be a good route for many people from the east and middle west to follow on their way to El Pnso when they desire to go to California by the southern route, that is through the southern portion of Arizona. It has been nrgued thnt route, too, would up peal to the U. S. government for its vnlue us u military highwuy, muny people believing thut the federal gov ernment will desire to keep a cump ut both Funston nnd Fort Bliss. "From my experience with road work I am firmly of the conviction thut every dollar spent on good ronds will bring back several hundred per cent profits. There is no better investment, in my opinion, for county or state, thnn to improve its ronds, as this is the age when motors and trucks keep money in circulation and bring money to the places which recognize the value of good highwnys." WHO WANTS TO TAKE A CHANCE ON AN OAT CROP? Editor News: I have talked to several of the farm ers in this district in regard to sowing un out crop this spring, which I be lieve is going to be the best time we have had in mnny years. Some want to sow from 50 to 100 ncres but nre not able to buy the seed. Now, I huve a proposition to put up to anyone who feels that he has the nerve to take the chance on a crop in Quay county. The farmer to prepare the land say double-disk, or list it to keep the weeds from getting a start of the oats which will cost about $1.25 per ncre and the drilling will cost about 75c an acre. Now the other fellow to furnish the seed which will cost nbout $1.00 to $1.10 per bushel. It will take about two bushels to plunt nn ucre. The farmer is to have one fourth ( M ) of said crop for rent of land. I believe that is customury, und the re mainder three fourths is to be split 50-50. The farmer is to harvest said grain und put same in the stack and each purty is to take his grain away from the thresher. It is easy to figure the big profits to the man furnishing the seed pro viding the crop produces 25 or 30 bu. of grain to the ncre, even if the price drops down to 75c per bushel. I know of several good men who will give any one a square deal if they want to fur nish some seed on this plan. ERNEST E. HALL, Jordan, New Mex. MAN KILLED BY CARS IN YARD The News failed last week to report death of an unknown man who wus killed January 12 in the local switch yards just about dark. The man wns dressed in two suits of overalls und appeared to have been a "lunger." The accident occurred near the R. R. crossing while switching a string of box curs. It could huve been sui cide or perhaps the man thought he was catching u train out of town. He hnd been seen by several on Sunday but no person could Identify him ns to his name or place of residence. He never hnd a mark nor letter, not one thing by which the authorities could have uny hopes of finding his people. He wus u man about 35 or 40 yours old, hud light hair, rpare build. His head and body were budly mangled making It hnrd to give much descrip tion of the dead mun. His rcmuins were buried nt Sunnyside cemetery. LETTER FROM E. M. WALLER Whittier, Culif., Jun. 18, 1910 Editor of the News: Pleuse have the News to say that our friends will address us ut Whittier, Culif. Mrs. Waller and I arc in fine hculth. We have had the good for tune to escape the Flu so far. The flu is on the increase nil over California. It is getting to be alurming. Wc have noted with sadness the many affliction that have visited Tucumcari, as given in tho News, and wish to extend to all sorrowing friends our sympathy and commend them to our Henvenly Fath er for strength and comfort in times of need. Wo plan to return home nbout Au gust 30th. E. M. WALLER. Miss Murphy and niece, Miss Fran cis Muirhead left today for Amnrlllo. AltiSDA RECOV ERS FROM 3 WOUNDS IN FRANCE France, December 13, 1918. Mrs. Juunltu G. Rivetu Dear Mother: I got the pleusure of writing you n few lines to let you know how 1 urn getting along. 1 nm in Issurtille, In u rest cump. I don't know what they are going to do with me. My outfit is in Germany und I don't know if I will go buck to it or not. I hope when these few lines reach you ull will be well. Mamma don't worry about me the war is over and I went through every buttle we fought. I um still the same. Every day mnkes me happier. I am just fine. I'ruy for me and thank the Lord that I am still alive. Was wounded three limes. My first wound was in the left leg, second In the right side of my buck, und the third in my right leg und left side of the buck, but I um all right. Don't worry about me I will do my best to be treated right. I belong to one of the best fighting divisions in the U. S. Army which is the first division, and I am sending you a clipping from a paper to show you whut Gen. Pershing thought of us. It shows whut our division did. I went through every battle the first division fought or the 10th Inf. I can't tell you about the other boys. I haven't been with them for sometime. I will close wishing you a merry Christmas and Happy New Yeur. Your loving son, ALEXANDER RIVERA, Co. G. 10th Inf. A. E. F. Miss Mnry Rivera, Dour Sister: I nm getting ulong fine und hope you nre well. I um out of the hos pital the third time. I wus wounded three times, but they were nil slight. You need not be worried about me, I am still kicking. I went through every battle we fought in this wur nnd I nm still the sume. 1 nm just as happy as tho day I enlisted. 1 um thanking the good Lord for whut he has done for me. I belong to the 1st division, Kith Inf., und been picked ns the army of occupation, so I um here in a rest camp. I don't know whether they will send me to Germany to where my outfit is on not. Every step I take I nm that much closer home. I am praying to get home soon. Tell moth er not to worry nbout me. 1 have been in France 18 months today and like France very well, but it rains all the time. I have been in this place three weeks nnd it hns rained every day. I sure want to go back because I have been here so long. I enn speak French u little, not very well, but I get away with it all right. Sister it rains so much 1 guess l will just huve to leave the mud on my feet by the time 1 get discharged. I haven't hnd uny mnil from home since the first of September. I have not hnd any pay for a long time. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, I am Your loving brother, ALEXANDER RIVERA. Wilson Highway May Come Over Funston Highway from K. C. Knnsns City, Mo., Jun. 21 The es tablishment of Wilson Highwuy us u trunk road from Ely, Minnesota, to El Paso, is embraced in the program of the national highways conference which was held here. The Wilson highway plan was orig inated by Parley Sheldon of Ames. Iowa, who begun agitation for such u project u year ago. Saint's Highway, Des Moines to Kansas City, would become part of the Wilson highway, under the plan. The conference designated the K. C. Automobile Club to lay out the route from Kansas City to El Paso. James White manager of the club, was nam ed to net ns secretary for this work. METHODIST CHURCH The following announcements ure submitted for services ut the Metho dist church on Sunday, Jun. 2G: 9:45 a. m., Sunduy school. 11:00 u. m. Preaching by Rev. A. A. Evans, president of Howard Payne College of Fuyctto, Mo., nnd once pas tor of the church in Tucumcari. 7:00 p. m. Memorial services in honor of Lieut. Isaac Kirkpatrick, who was killed in France; services to bo conduced -by his former pastor nnd personal friend, Rev. A. N. Evans. Mrs. J. Warren Brown, who hud been visiting relutives nnd friends in Memphis, Tcnn., for several weeks, has returned home. Mrs. Brown had quito a time back there trying to let tho folks know that Tucumcari, N. M. was in tho United States. They hud an ideu Now Mexico was tbo country of Mexico and wns inhabited by Villa and his bandits. Well, Mrs. Brown is a good booster for New Mexico. Liko most others she appreciates the beau tiful sunshine.