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SUPPLEMENT TO THE CLOVIS NEWS FEBRUARY 12. 1915
Safety First Show. The Moving Picture show given by the Bureau of Safety of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company at the First Baptist Church Feb. 5th and 7th was attended by practically a full representa tion of their employes and fam ilies. The regular program was augmented at this point by a violin solo on Friday night by Mr. Parker accompanied by Mr. Nelson and on Saturday night, by a vocal uolo rendered by Mr. Osterhause. Before the pictures were shown, there was a ten minute talk by Mr. Isaiah Hale, Com missioner of Safety for the AT&SF Sytem, under whose di rection the show was given and who is already quite well known among their employes at this point. The safety pictures wer e pre faced by a Btereoptican show ing the well known features of Mr. E. P. Ripley. President of the Santa Fe Railway Company, followed by his personally sign ed appeal asking the interest and co-operation of every em ploye in their safety work, fol lowed by pictures of the world famous Fred Harvey hotels, lo cated along the Santa Fe; some . beautiful pictures of Yosemite and Grand Canyon, and some up-to-the minute colored pic tures of the Panama Pacific Ex position. Then followed a num ber of pictures showing various careless and unsafe practices in railroad operation, the entar tainment closing with a two reel motion picture entitled "Steve Hill's Awakening," which forcefully tells a story of a young railroad man who, through carelessness, got start en wrong, but who learned be fore it was too late that it is be.tter to be safe than sorry, and whose life long service was one of credit to himself and his company. Two of Mr. Hale's utterances worth remembering by everyone whether in railroad service or not, were: "Did ' you ever think of your mind as your personal engineer; of your head as the cab; of your eyes as the windows through which , he sees things, or should see them? What happens when a real engineer leaves his post or goes to Bleep, happens when your engineer, your mind leaves the job even for a minute. Would you want to knowingly entrust yourself to an engineer who it absent-minded, careless or indifferent? Since you can not discharge your personel en gineer, your mind, for violating the rules of common prudence and common sense; since you must rely solely upon him for protection -for your very life itself-doesn't it seem to you that the logical and sensible thing to do is to make him a good Safety engineer? You have not much chance when riding behind a careless engi neer; likewise, Mr. Railroad Man your body hasn't much chance in charge of a careless mind." And, "being crippled generally means changing your occupation; it renders you less likely for promotion; it reduces your earning capacity; it short ens your life; it changes every condition of your living; it in terferes with the plans you have made for educating your children; it means living cheap er in a less desirable neighbor hood, it means the cutting o;f of those pleasures which you and your family now enjoy" The Santa Fe point with 1 par donable pride to a record of 66 employes killed on their sys tem of over 11,000 miles, dur ing year ending June 30th, 1914 as compared with 116 two years ago and 103 last year. There were 68,569 more days work done this year, per em ploye killed, than last year, an increase of 44 per cent. They urge their men to "Get the Safety Habit" for it is better to be safe a thousand times than crippled once." Seven Months for all Rural Schools. It is with much pleasure that I announce to the people of this county that a bill has just passed the legislature giv ing us a minimum term of seven months. The law goes into eff ect now and we will have seven months this year. This applies to each rural Bchool in Curry County. Word has just been received from State Supt. White to this effect. L. C. Mersfelder, Co. Supt. The Missionary The Missionary, the new Santa Fe through train to the Pacific Coast, carried 10 coaches Tues day, and 136 passengers. This is the first time in the history of Clovis that a regular through train passing through Clovis car ried this number of passengers. Probably Wednesday's train carried more, as the Harvey House fed 236 persons between 6 o'clock and noon Wednesday. Its Captain Clary Tom J. Clary, the valuable assistant at Barry's big hard ware store has been unanimous ly chosen captain of Co. "K," the crack New Mexico Company of guards. Captain Clary is an enthusiastic guardsman and has a good knowledge of the military game which he will depart to the members of his company. Ilomeseekers and prospectors continue to arrive in large num bers. It is estimated that more homeseekers have arrived in Curry County during the past month than in a year previous. Hurrah for Clovis! Times are prosperous, business is rapidly improving and real estate values are going up. There is a grand jush by those who have rented business houses by the month to get a lease. The prospects now are that Clovis will experience u greater boom this year than it did in 1908 and that the popula tion will jump to 8.000 or 10,000 by 1916. The public generally will be much interested in the result of the cases of the County Com missioners suing the News for $10,000 damages, because we dared have the courage to publish our convictions in the interest of the citizens and tax payers in the matter of a certain jail lining contract. It will be remember ed that this publication followed a mass meeting of citizens in which public indignation over the matter was running high. A newspaper that would not pub lish the proceedings under such circumstances, should suspend publication. Ebb Cunningham, of the Ship ley Bros, ranch, was in town Tuesday. COUNTRY IMS LETTERS Enterprise Echoes New Mexico, New Mexico, the land of sunshine and flowers. And the last few days have cer tainly been perfect spring days. Mr. Cyex, of Clovis, called on Miss Clara Zwissler, Thursday evening. J. Houston and wife visited with L. C. Finwick and wife, of Liberty, Sunday. Albert Walker and wife visit ed grandpa and grandma Snell, Sunday. Jim Holden and wife also Mrs. Honecutt and daughter visited grandpa and grandma Lawson, Sunday. Mrs. Dave Mathews and Mrs. J. T. Lewis and Elcie visited Mrs. Stuble Sunday. Mrs. Kingry and family visited the Waits home in Clovis, Sun day. Rev. Lewis and Miss Grace and Stanlon visited in the Ideal neighborhood Sunday. Mrs. J. Houston called on Mrs. C. Carnihan Monday aftermon. Mr. Sears and family, of Clo vis. visited Mr. and Mrs. 0. Todd Sunday. The thrasher was busy in this part of the county last week. Messrs Crump and Bender brought in a nice bunch of Her ford cattle Tuesday. Miss Clara Zwissler is visiting in Clovis this week. The singing at W. F. Bras well's Sunday evening was well attended. Jim Holden has sworn ven- gence against the whole dog family. He butchered a big hog Monday and left it out to cool over night and when he got up Tuesday morning there was be tween 75 and 100 lbs. of lard and sausage meat missing. A number of young folks sur prised Mr. and Mrs. Alley Tues day evening. Fred Shumate and Claud Hob son returned from Dimmit Texas Monday. Miss Rena Carnihan visited with Mrs. Holden Friday night. Dave Mathews went to Kos well Friday and returned the first of the week. ' Jim Holden made a flying trip to Fortales Friday afternoon. A fine Scotch Collie pup dis appeared frum the Lewis home Sunday while they were all away. C. Carnihan has shaved his mustache off and said he did it in self defense wonder why? Will McGregor, of Clovis, visit ed his brother, Joe, Saturday night. Miss Grace Kingry called on Misses Ethel and Kena Carnihan Saturday afternoon. Frio Facts T. A. Slater and family were Clovis visitors Monday. Willie Fahsholtz. Carl Moore, Geo. Davis. John Moore and the Davis girls were at the singing at Tip Isham's last Sunday night. Jess Kiby was seen in our community Sunday. Carl Moore went to Clovis Monday to be with his brother, Luey, who is there under the Doctor's care. 1. , i The school at Shiloh seems to be doing fine under the efficient management of Prof. Mickle. Good average attendance and all working well.. The Sunday Schools at Frio and Shiioh have good attendance and much interest is taken in the work. May they continue to grow. Miss Alta Isham visited Kate and Merle Davis Sunday. Most all the threshing is done in this community and all are pleased with the turn out of grain. One more crop like the last and every one will be here to stay. An immense amount of grain goes by this place to market and at least one half of the wagons go back loaded with lumber. This is as it should be for if the people make a good crop this year they will have a place to store it and hold with out waste. Curry County looks better all the time. Old Timer. Blacktower Budget Everything is quiet since the thresher ha3 disappeared from our community. Mrs. J. W. Eller visited Mrs. J. T. Crain Sunday. Mrs. R H. Crook is suffering with a spell of rheumatism. In the sand storm last week, while some of the children were going home their wagon cam- uncoupled and left them sitting in the road and their horses went on home with two wheels of wagon, one was slightly in jured. Jack Wilson, abrother of John Wilson of Clovis. was a guest of W. I. McConnell Saturday night. Bill Wilmoa passed through with some locus trees which he was sending to A. J. Burnett, who lives in Arizona. Our farmers all have several bushels of grain threshed this year that will put them in the notion tor a big crop next year. T. J. Sparks has been hauling sacked grain to Clovis almost daily for the past week. He had a big ercp and grain is now bringing a good price at Clovis. Revival Services. The revival meeting, now in progress at the Methodist church are attracting large crowds. Evangelist W. M. Mcintosh preached a splendid sermon on, "What I Have Writ ten, I Have Written, last Sun day night. " His singer, Lucien B. Anderson has charge of the music and some good singing has already been a part of the program. We will give you three big magazines FREE for a whole year for the postage. Read our special clubbing oiTer and you will make up your mind that it is the best you ever read. Fifty people have taken advantage of it curing the past month. Why not you? W. O. Oldham, the I'ortales banker, who is also interested in the Clovis National, is in the city on business. Curren Agency Co. Sale Quarter section gold land, deeded, 7 miles north of Clovis, improvements. Price $6 per A. Sale- Good quarter section deeded land near Grady. Price $4 per Acre. Section, tight land. 20 miles northwest of Clovis. Price $4000. Trade- 160 acres in Ozarks. Ark. 120 acres cultivable, balance timber, 8 acres in bearing orchard, vin vard etc., to trade for 1-4 or 1-2 section of Curry County land. Inquire Ozarks. Lease Section land all fenced, well and wind mill, barns, 3 room house, 5 miles southeast of Clo vis. $160 per annum. Lease Good level quarter section, 4 miles from City, all fenced, 1-3 of crop share or $50 per annum. Trade Second hand Automobile and horses to trade for deeded quart . er within 8 miles of Clovis. In quire No. 40. CURREN AGENCY CO. M. M. Craig, of Texica. was in this city Wednesday. Mr. Bender was in the city from his ranch Tuesday. J. F. Smithson. the Grady real estate dealer, was in the city on land business Thursday. Dr. J. D. Lynch. R. C. Edgell Dr. Hicks and G. C. Perkins of Melrose, were visitors in the city Thursday. Two wagon loads of wheat which were taken to Texico for sale last week, were brought back and sold here. J. R. Walker is erecting a nice bungalow residence near the Westerfield home i n north Clovis. M. C. Spicar, a former Clovis attorney, who is now practicing at Socorro was in the city on on legal business the first of the week. W. B. Oldham, formerly of this place but now a resident of Portales, N. M. has been shaking hands with Clovis friends this week. Chas. Walsh, general baggage agent, E. G. Lane, Pullman In sie.'tor and Mr. Sears, Gen. Supt, were in the city Tues day. Several realty deals in Clovis property are being negotiated this week. The property in volved is north of Grand Avenue on Main Street. H. D. Terrell is here from Sil ver City attending to some busi ness in the district court. Mr. Terrell states that he has much improved in health since his re moval to a higher altitude. R. C. Reid. of Roswell, was in the city Tuesday on court business for the Santa Fe. Mr. Reid. who is much improved in health will again take up his law practice after recuperating on the farm for a couple of years. He was the first Clovis Townsite Agent. The Santa Fe entertainment at the Baptist church last Mon day night bv, the four young men who hail from Oregon, was good, from start to finish, and a treat to Santa Fe employes as well as others who were present.