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ftftftftftftft ftftftftftftj ft He AmcriconH After the War . ft ft Stand by the President ft ft (Jive to All Worthy Causes 0 ftftftftftftftft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft CL Bo Americana After the War ft Stand by Uic President ft ft '"e to All Worthy Causes ft ft ft ft ftftftftftftftftft - AND TUCUMCARI TIMES VOL. XVII. TUCUMCAKI, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1919 NO. 19 TAX LEVY NOT TO BE URGED TO "IIP UP' Santa Fe, N. M., Feb. B The tax problem is now looming up large in the legislature and there are but few members who have not some scheme for raising the $1,500,000 additional tax which it is believed will be neces sary this year. Of course, the entire tax question is wrapped up in the bud get, which is now in the hands of the governor, who is back at his desk working hard to catch up. The gov ernor stands by his declaration made sometime ago that he will give out none of his recommendations until he has finished the budget hearings, and that nil of his conclusions will then be given to the legislature in a bulk. However, this much can be said: The tax levy will not be raised. Those who are in a position to know declare that it can be said that the taxes of the man with a little home and a small flock of goats will not be more than heretofore. There may be a tax on some luxuries, there may be an income tax, or a combination of both. But the decision is unanimous that the tax rate on real and personal property will be practically the same as it is now. Judge Barnes today introduced a bill providing for the collection of dc linqucnt taxes, which is taken to be a part of the gcncrnl taxation program. The measure provides for abolishing the forty-five day period in which suit may iu brought, and permits the in stitution of suit for the collection of delinquent taxes, at any time. That some of the members are get ting tired of the leisurely manner in which the house has been transacting business was indicated today when Judge Barnes urged that committee meetings be more frequent. Local bills were made special order for to morrow. With the number of bills having passed the century mark, and a large number of them local mea sures, this will operate to clear the calendar to a considerable extent. The most of the locnl bills create state liiirViti'fii'a nml nnrtnln tn Irrifrntinn ditches and there are few counties which have none. It is also predicted that "Linwood's thirteen bills regarding the stock in dustry, upon which no contest ha3 de veloped, will be gotten out of the wny this week. Frank Vcseley, Democratic floor leader in the lower house, won a place in the hearts of all exponents of the filthy weed this week when he sought by crafty diversion to circumvent a ruling of Speaker Scdillo which brot into play the house ruling prohibiting smoking during the session. Vescley called the attention of the house mem bers to the fact that the rule prohib iting smoking was suspended during the last session of the legislature, and since the House was operating under the new Frank thought he saw the way out. However, Speaker Scdillo put the question to a test vote, and amid the confusion which followed, declared the "nays" had it and smok ing was barred. T. J. Roberson, Democratic repre sentative from Union county, has in troduced a bill in the house which will greatly facilitate rural school op oration nnd aid in the solution of their financial problems. The bill provides that where two or more districts of adjoining counties see fit they may consolidate their school districts under one management. The plan will nid many districts of counties that arc hard pressed for school funds by per mitting two or three such impover ished districts to consolidate under one corps of teachers. Two Democrats and one Republican were responsible for causing an un easy feeling in certain quarters around the capital this week when they in troduced an anti-gambling bill that would have made games of chance something that could only be enjoyed by those who might lie willing to risk n jail sentence or a stiff fine in order to gratify their sportive instincts. Rep resentatlves Blanchnrd I. Carter and Howard were the disturbers of the holy calm of the state capital, but as their bill was referred to the committee on public defense and reconstruction, admittedly a graveyard of dangerous or unpopular bills, the situation has lost tho tenseness that marked it for u short while. Tho drastic revision of a number of the laws that affect the stockmen of the state has been under consideration of the cattlemen's associations in New Mexico, and twelve bills amending or changing the present laws were intro duced in the legislature on Monday. The passago of these bills will assuro the stockmen of more adequate pro tection from the cnttlo thieves who have been responsible for so many of the losses in the cnttlo raising dis tricts of the state, and the penalties that are urged by the proposed mea sure will have the effect of deterring many violators of the law. In every case the crime has been changed from a misdemeanor to a felony and the pen alties hac been changed from a term in the county jail to a penitentiary sentence of varying length and to the 'imposition of heavy fines. The amendment to the present chat tel mortgage law is a subject that has been occupying the attention of many of the bankers of this state, and at their recent convention it was decided to have the law changed to provide a sufficient penalty for any person who sold or disposed of such property. A bill that had been outlinc'd by the bankers, covering the required chnnges j in the existing law, was introduced in the lower house of the legislature this week by Representative Hull and P. Carter. and was referred to tho com- mittcc on banks and banking. Th6 in- fluence of the bankers of the entire state is behind the measure and it is practically certain that it will be plac ed on the statute books without any very serious opposition. Provision for n statc-wldo primary law is made in n bill introduced in tho house on Tuesday by Speaker A. A. Scdillo, under the terms of which each political party shall hold a primary election on the second Saturday in September to nominate all the candi dates on the.' ticket from senator on down. The primnry of each party shall be held independently of the oth cr, as the bill provides for n straight party primary. It Is predicted that the bill will meet with strong opposition from the members of the speaker's own party, and that its passage may be attended with considerable difficulty. TO BE INVESTIGATED Washington, Feb. 4. Sweeping in vestigation of Bolshevik, I. W. W. and other propaganda was ordered unani mously today by the senate after two hours of tempestuous discussion In which several senators declared or ganizations were plotting to overthrow the American government by violence The senate judiciary, sub-committee which for more than a year has been investigating pro-German and brew ers propaganda, was authorized by the senate resolution to conduct the new inquiry. The committee will begin work Frjday. The chairman, Senator Overman, said new investigation would cover a wide range, nnd continue prob ably after congress adjourns. The resolution offered by Senator Walsh of Montana, democrat, and adopted without roll call or dissent ing voice, extended the committee's power to inquire concerning nny ef forts being made to "propagate in this country the principles of nny party exercising or claiming to exercise au thority in Russia, whether such efforts originate in this country or are incited nnd finnnced from nbroad, and further to inquire into any effort to incite the overthrow of the government of this country or all government by force, or by the destruction of life and property or the general cessation of industry. Senators joined in denunciation of the alleged propaganda and also of n meeting held here last Sunday, at which the Soviet government of Rus sia was praised as superior to the Americnn form of government. Scnntor Poindexter of Washington, republican, introduced a resolution calling for investigation by the de partment of justice of tho assembly here which wns addressed by Repre sentative Mason of Illinois, nnd at which Rep. Gordon of Ohio nnd Dillon of South Dnkota were present. This resolution went over for further dis cussion. SMALL POWERS CAUSING CONCERN AT PEACE MEET Paris Feb. 5. Although the five great allied and associated powers which arc directing tho peace confer ence have turned over much of the work to commissions, the society of nations question, especially with refer ence to the smaller nations, is becom ing rather a knotty problem. The smaller nations, it is declared, want full equality in a society of na tions nnd also greater powers than the plans already outlined give them. The great powers, on the other hand, are faced with a situation that if each state is given one member on a su preme court of nations, thoy might find themselves in the minority, al though their interests might be much grcnter and probably would bo. It is not believed that the great pow ers would consent to un arrangement of this sort and a nituation similar to that at the second Hague peace con ference appears to be in tho making. The experts on the society of nations question, are hopeful of finding a way to get the smaller states to agrco to the plan so that it will not fall as Klihu Root's scheme for a supreme court of nations failed of approval at the second conference at This Hague The band boys will hold a dance at the Elks Club Friday night. It costs gentlemen $1.00. Good music. ASSEMBLES MACHINE GUN BLINDFOLDED mmma iilkn In' n, ffl ijmi I ' . ji. .....,jSfe.S.'4: x ' , . JZ3Zww5S' Tlu Vnnlit'i i- .-1 i , . lumilli tlu iiin-i iiitili-jitt ).! UiIn nriii.x i'Xn'il Inking t : i- f'llilwl, a nut' lilin- mm. Tli i I In -ii LESSON OF WAR SHOULD AWAKEN ATHLETIC SPIRIT Tho plan to adopt "compulsory phys ical training" under national direc tion in all public school is a natural outgrowth of what this country has learned from the war. It took a war to make easy going Americans real ize a fact that some of our best ath letic authorities realized many years ago that athletic training for all chil dren will make this a far more power ful and efilcient nation, ns well as a more healthful and happy one. James E. Sullivan, for years head of the American Amntcur Athletic union, wns first to realize the Impor tanco of general school athletic train ing. He spent a great part of his time planning school nthlctic work and putting It into effect in New York. Few of Sullivan's friends realized the importance of the system he was start ing. They called it his hobby." He once said, "People don't sec It now, but in a few years our school athletic training is going to be adopt ed in every school in the country. Our school boys are going to put America so fnr ahead of the rest of the wnrlil in athletics that our teams will out-mol'e than anything else to win the class all others in the Olympic meets. !war for the allies. It gave the fight I don't think that the important thing '"g men the fighting spirit nnd fight though. The development of cham- inK RkiH the' needed, and it helped to pions will only be n side issue. School kccP them in good health and spirits athletics for all the pupils will im-1 through hardships that might have prove the health and the strength of the whole nation. If we get into wnr we'll have millions of trained men to turn into soldiers. Our whole country will be better nnd stronger becnusc every individual citizen will be men- MEMORIAL The mcmcrlul service for Col. Roos evelt will bo hold in tho Presbyterian church Sundny evening, Feb. 9, at 7:30 o'clock, at which time the fol lowing program will be given: Song Choir. "Star Spangled Banner" Congre gation. Scripturo Lesson nnd Prayer Rev. John Caldwell. Anthem Choir. Address "Llfo After Death" Rev. Messer, in-i ll fW th -lr I'll.-! -iii: x nml nlillliv i, t !.:. Vie , . ii h I i.i nnii i.siiL' to -m m il Ii n i ,'i iik tiiLvih. i' itfcnln, while blind tnc tudy of spelling, geography, his i , i:-.i hi mi nrmy training camp lory "ml "rithmetlc nre compulsory, They are necessary studies, and phys tally nnd physically stronger as a re- suit of early training in athletics." Thl .nimn,! nmnctn.. pie ten years ago and "Jim" Sullivan's nl'V ru',! .'Is Thursday by Rev. theories were forgotten except in the ?llis;, Thoy will leave in a few days districts that he was able to reach by ?r tvhteir Mure homo in Silver City, his own individual cfTort. Before hisThc Nuws cxtcn'ls congratulations, death he had tho satisfaction of seeing educational authorities in several dif- riTlim llin HAIID Tfl fcrcnt stntes adopt his school athletic hfl HhK uNI SUNS III plans and come to him for advice. In- IMMIMI HI1U UUIllI IU cidentally he took a great pride of the I American Olympic champions who had I been developed in the schools; men like Meredith and Ralph Rose, and Fred Kelly. From the start, school athletics developed athletes who were champions before then entered college. The rcnl usefulness of athletic train ing wns brought out in the army camp in such a way that athletics will be an important part of American life from now on. Only those who have seen the development of hundreds of thous. nnds of men from clumsy novices to the most alert and capable fighting men in tho world, through athletics, can realize what sport did for all the British and the French troops, and to some extent for tho Italian. It is no exaggeration to say that athletics did broken down their morale if they had not been interested in sports, ' Of course unless it is our nmbition to become a race of Spartans we would hardly adopt army athletics for school use. There arc a few stunts thnt are SERVICE Quartet "Lead Me Gently" Mesdamcs Harrison nnd Huntington Messrs. Caruthers and Sandusky Address "Roosevelt and Scouts" Rov. Ellis. the Boy M'jslc Saxophone Quartet. Address "Roosevelt as a Soldier" Roy, A. Prentice. Music "America." Benediction, The Masons and Elks are rcaucsted to meet ut their lodge rooms and murch in body to church. a bit strenuous. But the general Idea of competitive athletic training thru athletic games in which nil take part should be carried into school athletics. The most important thing in nth Letic training is to make the training interesting. No one is benefited by going through a long routine of unln teresting exercises. This was the Ger man idea of athletics. It had some thing to do with the fact that German soldiers were utterly inefficient in rttc hand-to-hand combat with our Ameri can boys, or with the French or the English The Germans were trained from'8'0"8 f the peace conference Satur- childhood in gymnastic exercises, that are entirely without the interest given by competition. These exercises de velon big muscles. They make nth letic looking men but men who nre slow, muscle. bound, lacking in endur nnce and incpnrd to tnink the way they move in slow routine. Routine exercises make routine think ilng. Quick action in the sports and games used in our schools nnd our nrmy camps make quick thinkinir, The Idea of "compulsory" physical training in schools may not appeal to some people. Hut athletics will be "compulsory" only in the wny that ical training is ns ncccssnry as nny mental study. H'Ot. .Milam 1111(1 MISS Willie .MOOrC HOLD BANQUET FEB.I7 A movement is on foot to have a Father and Son Get-together Bnnquet in the High School Gymnasium some evening during the week beginning February 17. The week from Feb. 11 to 17 has been designated by tho In- tcrnntionnl Y. M. C. A. ns Father and Son Week While this banquet will not be held during this week, it will come soon nfter. Such banquets will lie held nil over the United States dur ing the next few weeks. The object or these feasts is to give the boys nnd their fathers a good time together, nnd enable the fathers to get hotter acquainted with their sons. It will stimulate n feeling of companionship between them. Music and toasts in keeping with the occasion will be indulged in by both fathers and sons, nnd those work ing on the affair hope for a most en joyable event. The program is not yet complete but several topics have been assigned for toasts, such as "A Boy's Best Pal. His Dad" by a boy, and "A Dad's Best Pal, His Boy," by a man. A special table will be re served for the boys of the khaki, and their dads, and a tribute will bc. paid to the boyrt who have gone "west." As there is no way for preparing quantities of eats at the school, it is planned to request the ladies to donate the food, already prepared, and that it will be served by the domestic science class assisted by other ladies. It is hoped that 100 boys with an equnl number of fathers will sit ut the ban quet table. The rule will be, "No boy without a father, no father without a son," but if you do not have a boy or a dad, you will be permitted to adopt one for this occasion. GRANDMA HITTSON IS DEAD Mrs. Sarah Hittson, better known as "Grandma Hitthon," died Monday "'tor few days' illness. The body was held for the arrival of some of the children. The funeral will be held at the family residence in the northeast part of town Friday morning nt ten oclock, nnd the family will leave with the remains nt 1:15 for Memphis, Tex. where the body will lie interred. Grandma Hittson owned consider able property in the business section of Tucumcari, and was well known as she had been a resident of this city many years. Her son, C. H. Hittson, who lives southwest of town is the nnlv child residing hero nt present. W. J. If! a i mi juiiwoii arrived tnursuay morning on his wny to South America, hnvlno- llv. ed in California the past few yenrs. no is here to attend the fjinernl. The family have the symnnthv of their many friends in this untimely death. James Putmnn arrived today from France. Ho reports n good time but glad to get back to United States. He has not talked very much about his experiences across the big pond. He says he never even had the flu, wns nevor accidentally or otherwise injured nnd he looks tho pnrt. He has seen n largo pnrt of tho world, has recciv- cu pnysicni miming that will mean much to his future health. He was ac companied by a friend, Mr. Hawthorn, who was on his way to Fort Bliss at which place ho expects to be mustered nut nf thi Rprvlrn Mr nml Mta Dnt I " - . - ..... ...... . ' . . . , u V mnn nnd their many friends are glad tn sen Jnm intmn hnm nhvatxniu n hnvlm- done his nnrt tnwnni winntnc. the awful wnr. AUSTRALIA, NEW ZE LANO, AND OTHERS SEEM DISSATISFED Paris. Feb. 5. The futnr. rf tl. .former German colonies was the sub ject of extended discuss lOfl lit tun una. uay and or other meetings since. It is understood that an agreement vir tually has been leached to appoint the nations concerned the mandatory power in each case, under the league of nations. This does not involve in any degree a diminution of the importanco of the dlplomntic victory already achieved by President Wilson for the principle of "no annexations," which is un touched and for which he still stands. Australia, South Africu and New Zealand are dissatisfied with th iin. cision, although their right in each case 10 act as the mandatory power is a point gained. They are now hon ing to induce the bureau or supreme council to give thorn additional ad vantage, on the ground of their con tinguity to the colon! OS cnnenrnpfl. They argue thnt they have already administered the colonies successfully. and that they have a direct interest in them, both nationally and econom ically. It seems probable that An Rtrnlln will appeal to the bureau to give tho commonwealth the ricrht to annlv it own administration to New Guinea, urging that this right would safe guard the commonwealth from thi, danger of wholesale immigration at cheap Asiatic labor. If Australia shall succeed in this demand, thnt achieve ment would go far toward reconciling her to the decision which, it may be said, surprised the Australian repre sentatives, for they had counted on gaining their clnim for annexation. General Botha has taken a stand cnuallv detorminml fnr Smith .r;n.. in respect to which the right of the mandatory to impose its own laws Is strenuously advocated. There was something of a stir in the executive session this morning when the president took exception to the account of yesterday's proceed ings concerning this subject as print ed in the Paris edition of the London Daily Mail, on the ground that the publication implied breach of con fidence on the part of some delegate. The matter was satisfactorily ex plained, presumably by citing the fact that the information wns quite gen eral among the newspaper men of all the countries, and that the offense of the Daily Mail was in having painted the conference situation in particu larly gloomy colors. The account had said that the disappointment of Aus tralia was so serious that it threat ened the existence of tho British em pire, 'lhat statement implied a flight of imagionntion for which no delegate could be held responsible. The two points settled in regard to the colonies were that they are not to be annexed by any power and that the power in interest in ench case is to bo a mandntory under the league of nations. The leacue will be tho supreme authority, controlling the mandatory, and thus the control will be indirectly international. RED CROSS WORKERS MUST BRING IN GARMENTS AT ONCE Sometime ago the local Red Cross received a call to finish so many refu gee garments, the number being 800. All but 95 of these garments have been completed and some of those have been in the homos without the reporting to the Red Cross. Those In charge of the work have received or ders to ship these goods so they will arrive in Denver not later man Feb. 15. It is necessary for them to ask those having work out to finish it nt once. Don't return it unfinished. If you cannot finish it get some neighbor to help. These garments must lie in by Tuesday, Feb. 11, in order that shipment may bc started in time to reach Denver on the last day. Washington, Feb. 5. "Every sol dier who put on tho uniform of the United States who fought or trained to fight, will have a job if he wants one," Secretary Baker declared today in delivering the opening address nt the fourteenth nnnual convention of the national rivers and harbors con gress. The secretary emphasized the duty of American business men to co-operate in what the government wus do ing in this direction, and said that every chamber of commerce, board of trade or other simlliar organization should realize tho need for its par ticipation. BIG OPENING DAY! The Gnrlington Millinery will have thoir first stock of goods open to tho public Saturday, February 15. Tho room is refinished and clean, the fixtures are all enameled in Ivory, and the stock of goods bran new and up-to-date. Everybody welcome on the opening day.