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COUNTING THE MINUTES
the T OW IS lme This is the Plac TO BUY COA.L SCHOOL CENSUS OF NEW MEXICO Curry County Drops From Eighteenth To Twentieth Place. Now Again On the Increase. New Mexico's gain in popula tion the past year has been slight according to the school census returns now completed except those of Luna county. Last year the total number of persons in New Mexico of school age, that is between 5 and 21 years of age, was 101,645, this year it is 101, 989, figuring Luna county the same as last year, a gain of only 344. It is estimated that there are three and one half times as many people in the state, includ ing Indians, as there are persons of school age, or a total popula tion of 356,962, again of 1,204 in one year. Fifteen counties show a gain in population, ten a loss, with Luna county to be heard from, but probably showing a slight gain. Bernalillo county, with a gain of 658 in the school census, leads in gains as it does in total popu lation. Grant county has made the second largest gain, 457, and McKinley county the third larg est gain, 453, with Colfax fourth 239; Valencia fifth, 205; then Union 188, Otero 125, Mora and Sandoval each 116, Socorro 100, Sierra 73, San Miguel 72, Rio Arriba 56, San Juan 10 and Guadulupe 7. All of the eastern tier of counties lost heavily excepting Union. The other dry farming counties excepting Guadalupe are also losers. Roosevelt is the heaviest loser among the counties having lost 490 in school popula tion in one year; Chaves is a close second with a loss of 478, Curry third with 400, Quay fourth with 279, San Juan fifth with 179, Eddy 168, Torrance 159, Dona Ana 154, Lincoln 52 aid Taos 23. The counties range in school population as follows: Bernalillo San Miguel Santa Fe Rio Arriba Grant Chaves Dona Ana Union Colfax ! Socorro Mo ra Taos Eddy Valencia Quay Guadalupe Otero Roosevelt Torrance Curry Lincoln Sandoval San Juan ... Sierra Luna ...J McKinly While the state 8,861 7,836 5.875 5,655 5,477 5,402 5,026 4,949 4,637 , 4,634 4.333 3,996 3,775 3.593 3.588 3.483 2,559 2.543 2.308 2,301 2.212 2,113 2,071 ., 1,688 1,546 1.528 increased its population one-third of one per cent, Bernalillo increased it eight oer cent in one year. The dis tribution of some $30,000 of public school money is dependent upon these school census figures each county receiving about 30 cents for each person enumer ated. Albuquerque Journal. The limit of weight of packages sent by Parcels post has been in creased from 20 to 50 pounds in the first md seeond zones. This new rui.ng becomes effective on January 1. We have the Rockvale, 1 Fancy Lur Sugarite, Domino and other select varieties. Bear in mind that we have a corr stock of all kinds of Building Material Alfalf T 1 a LAimoer Phone 15. c Meet at Clovis Dec. 20 for Good Roads Seth Holman, of Amarillo, Texas, secretary of the federat ed commercial clubs of eastern New Mexico and west Texas, has sent out a letter to various boost ers along the route recently Uogge'd by Marccs Dods for the Blue Book, from Albuquerque to Amarillo, announcing a meeting at Clovis on December 20 to take up the matter of more complete organization along the line of the Panhaqdle-Pacific Highway. In order to get the Dods log in the Blue Book it must have an organization behind it and action looking to such organization will be taken at the Clovis meeting. It is desired to amalgamate local organizations at each town along the route into a general one for the maintainance and boosting of this highway. The Clovis good roads local will take the matter under considerrtion at a meeting to be held Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Martin and daughter. Miss Alice, returned the first of the week from Ama rillo, where they have been visit ing friends. Mrs. J. C. Roland, v been visiting her parent, and Mrs. L. T. Mason, ft past several weeks, left.Fru for her home in Windon Arizo 'Mrs. Housewife, Clovis and Vicinity, N. M. Dear Madam: Have you met Mrs. Tucker? Wei next Tuesday you just step to the phonr and ask your grocer when she will arri and form her acquaintance. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Tucker's Friend. The News is indebteded to our Japanese friend, Tom Seike for a beautiful hand embroider ed silk handkerchief, made in the flowery kingdom. Since it has been demonstrated that the Curry County silo show held last summer was such a success and far reaching in its benefit?, why not have a poultry show sometime in the near future? With country eggs sell ing at fifty cents a dozen and a limited supply at that something should be done to stimulate the poultry raising business in Curry County. The climate is ideal for poultry raising and disease among fouls here is practically unknown. Its up to the Cham ber of Commerce to start some thing along this line. H. Bell and Company have rented the south room in the Reidoria building and will open a haberdashery in connection with their tailoring establishment. U. S. Commissioner's Offii W.J.CURREN. , - -- - . , , FINAL PROOFS CONTESTS LEAVES OF ABSENCE FILINGS, ET. Three years experience in Land Business.