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Christmas Edition and Holiday Shoppers Guide
. 7. NO. 2G. VOI CLOV1S. CURRY COUNTY. NEW MEXICO, DECEMBER ft. 1913. $1.00 PER YEAR 3d THE CHRISTMAS PARTY : i ... HAPPY CHRISTMAS MORNING Christmas-Tide. ' The twelve days of Christ mas, embracing the Deriod between Christmas eve, Decem ber 24. and Epiphany, of "Twelfth Night, January G, is unknown as Christmastide. Great as the feast of Christmas is, nothing can be definitely traced as to its origin, nobody knows who first celebrated it. or when or where or how. We find that various communities of Christians kept the day on different dates until about the middle ot the fourth century, when Pope Julius established the festival at Rome, on Decem ber 25th. The holidays of the year are the red letter days of its calendar. Among them all, Christmas is unique, inasmuch as it brinp3 universal joy and good will. Let the nations. therefore, rejoice and be glad in the gift of the world's greatest life. Jennie Day Haines. Our Friends The Advertisers Some of ;Which Offer Spe cial Holiday Bargains. Luikart and Co. Southwestern Drug Store, Kendalls ' Mandells 5 and 10 Cent Store Magic City Fur. Co. Model Grocery Robinson's Studio Barry Hdw. Co. J. R. Walker, Meat Market Grisamore & Osborne Alfalfa I br. Co. Kentucky Iron Works Shoe Emporium Moran Drug Store Central Meat Market Clovis National Bank" Harvey & Morris First National Bank C. V. Steed Crane & Williams Fleming & Baker Bert Curless W. E. Copeland Steam Laundry W. E. Perkins Union Mortgage Co. Ladies Bazaar The Presbyterian ladies will hold a reception and bazaar at the old Skid more Drug Store building on the corner opposite the First National Bank, on Mon day evening, December 15. Many novelties suitable for chistmas gifts, will be displayed. Christmas Exercises in Presbyterian Church. Christmns service by Sunday School and Congregation at 10:30 Sabbath morning Dec. 21st. Social for Sunday School at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, De cember 23rd. k Jeremiah Moore, Pastor. Christmas presents at Luikarts. 1 t Judge Hamlin, of Farwell, was in the city on business matters, Tuesday. B. D. Oldham, cashier of the F. N. Bank and President of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, returned last Faiday from Texas points, where he has been for several days, on a business mission. Governor McDonald Coming Goveror W. C. McDonald, in company with the new state adjutent general will visit Clovis Monday, in a tour of the eastern part of the state, on a mission of inspection of the State National Guard. While some extra effort will be made to entertain the Govern or, no special significance is at tached to his visit here at this time, other than that mentioned, and it is expected that Company "K" will show the Governor the sights of the city during his brief stay here. Arrangements have been made for him to speak in the Armory Monday evening. C. E. Dennis and Ford Bros, went out to the Mersfelder ranch, northwest of town, Tuesday. Christmas Exercises at Clovis Churches. The News is unable to get a report at this time on the Church program for Christmas for the reason that the Churches have not yet definately decided on the matter except that the Baptist Church will have substantially the same thing as last Christ mas, when a large box was arranged to be filled with gifts to the poor and needy, instead of following the old time c ustom of Santa Claus and a general exchange of gifts. The Metho dist Church will have something simular, as announced in an ar ticle in this issue, given us by their pastor, Rev. Marston. All the churches will arrange for special music and appropriate recitations for the occasion. "The Battle for Success." The battle for success was the topic upon which Walter McMillan spoke to the Clovis High School students Friday. Mr. McMillan who is with the Taylor Stock Company, takes occasional opportunity to talk to school students on the vital and serious question of their fitness for life's battle for suc cess when they leave the school room. He does not do this for notoriety sake or for the adver tisement 1't would give him or his company, but he says that he is seriously interested in the subject and takes a pleasure in , doing something elevating to young mankind. Following is a brief synopsis of his remarks made Friday THE BATTLE OF SUCCESS. By Walter McMillan. Did you ever stop to think how little time we have in this life, and how valuable that time is? If you want to press on to a certain goal, you must not waste hours loitering by the way, Time is passing. The goal is in the distance. Time will not wait for anybody. Do not stand and hesitate. Oth ers are benind you. You' are holding ihem back. You are robbing them of knowledge. Don't block their way by your indecision. And when you come to the curves of trouble, hard times, sorrow, despair and worry, remember you are pro vided with braces. The braces of faith, hope and prayer. Stand steadfast, and you will soon be on a level track again speeding to your goal. Thous ands who have let their chan.v of opportunity pass are blaming rate ror their tauures, Others have blocked their own way and permitted low spirits and lazi ness to fix them carefully in the clutches of laziness. Failing throutrh their own nhnrt-sitrht-erl methods to win in any of their undertakings. And are now blaming the world for their un popularity, and crying out against the discomforts of life. After it is too late to stand steadfast against the hracM nf faith, hope and prayer. Suc cess meets every person who is willing to work for it. No man fails for the want of am bition He fails for the laekof ambition. Work with a strong determination to win. And you can make a success of your occupation.