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Official Paper of U. S. Land Office VOL. 13, NUMBER 38. CLOVIS. NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1920. $1.50 PER YEAR 1 111 SilEdlS ill; pas The past fix ronthi hut been a must prosperous time for all of Cur ry County. Car load after car load of grain and other products have been hipped from tho county. Many peo ple right hera at home do not appre ciate how much hai been produced in Curry County and the Newt hag an idea that some people living in the older agricultural itatei do not con ceive how much ha really been pro duced in this wonderful tection. We give below the number of tar loadt i J of grain and stock that have been ? " shipped from Clovis alone during tho pant several months, all of this repre ! aenting' the 919 crop. The value of each product has been computed as ? , accurately as possible. 1 , Wheat 234 cars $600,000 ; Corn 90 cara 120,000 Make and kaffir 174 cars 120,500 f Broom Corn 31 cars 20,000 Oats 1 ear 900 i , Sudan grass, Millet and Cane - seed 9 cars 7.000 Wool 2 cars 8,000 T'l . .. in - - m aaa 11 Sheep 20 cars 01,000 Horses 10 cars 30,000 Cottle 93 cars 162,000 TOTAL $1,180,400 It has been estimated that there are at IcaA 200 cars of maixo and kaffir in the county to be shipped at a value of $140,000; 40 cars of In ilian corn at a value of $65,000; 100 cars of broom corn at a value of $80,000, and IS cars of wheat at a value of $15,000. The above figures account for the grain and products that have been shipped from Clovis alone and it is estimated that they really represent only about one-half the number of carloads that havo been, or will be shipped out of the county. Melrose has shipped about one-third as many carloads as Clovis and on account of tho Texas rate a great part of the grain raised in the eastern and north eastern part of the county has gone to Farwell and to nearby 'Texas points. Much of the grain in the way of feed stuff will not be sold at all by the farmers this year. Many are holding their grain with the intention of feeding it. This past year has b?en a wonderful crop year for Cur ry County and if the county produces another such ono this year, with the farmers now all having a surplus of feed on hand, some still more start! ing shipping figures can be furnished this time mxt year. MRS. STEED ANNOUNCES FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT Msr. C. V. Steed authorises the News to announce her candidacy for the office of County Superintendent ' of Curry County, subject to action of the Democratic pvimary election. Mrs. Steed is too well known in Curry County for the News to add anything to her popularity in a notice of this kindt She has had much experience teaching and has served as assistant In tho offico of County Superinten dent Bicklcy. She is now a member of tho County Board of Education and has been secretary of the board. For the past year Mm. Steed has been in charge oflhe Boys' and Girls' Club Work of the County nnd has l.iado an excellent record in the . work. This lios given her an oppor tunity to visit tho schools of the county and leurn of their needs, Mrs. Steed will certainly make a good of ficial if elected and keep tho office up to the high stumlurd upon whlcfi it 1ms been coniluctod in the pant few years. METHODIST WILL BUILD , NEW CHURCH SOON Mr. Trost, of the firm of Trost & Trust, architects at El Paso, was in Clovis the first of the week. Tho firm Is preparing pluns for the pro posed now Methodist Church that will be erected in Clovis at a cost of 475,000. The News will next week publish Track Meet which will be held at the rules governing tho Curry County Ranchvalo. I EDDY COUNTY WOMEN VOTE IN PRIMARIES Carlsbad, N. M.; Mar. IS. Eddy ounty women are to be permitted to vote in the county primaries. This matter was decided yesterday at a meeting of the Eddy county demo cratic central committee at Carlsbad. This meeting was attended by a big majority of the democratic candidates in Eddy county and it was decided that since the women may be permit ted to vote in the regular elections next November that it was no more than fair to permit them to enter the spring primaries. RETURNING TO CLOVIS Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Blackmore have roturned to Clovis and Mr. Blackmore will have charge of the Blackmore Zerwer Co., the new abstract and in surance firm composed of Mr. Black- more and County Clerk W. C. Zer- war. Mr. and Mrs. Blackmore form erly lived In Clovis and have many friends here who are glad to see them to return to make their home irrthe best town in eastern New Mcx ico. DR. LYNCH ANNOUNCES FOR CO. COMMISSIONER Dr. J, D. Lynch of Melrose author ises the News to announce his candid' acy for the office of County Commis sioner of District No. 8, subject to the action of the Democratic primary election. Dr. Lynch served two years as a member of the board of com' missioners from 1916 to 1918 and made a good commissioner, at all times doing what he considered was for the best interests of the county. His friends say that ho will serve the county in the same efficient manner if he ia elected to the position again. Dr. Lynch is a practicing physician at Melrose and is well known over the county. 15 15,494 POPULATION AMiugh its prcwlli duriig tit lust ten yearn was 55.8 per cent, the population announced by the Census Bureau is disappointing to those peo ple. Amurillo figured that it would show 20,000 population or better, but the official preliminary figures of 1920 gave her only 15,494. The record of Amarillo's growth during tho last thirty years is as follows: 1890, 482; 1900, 1,442; 1910, 0,957; 1920, 15,494. DEMOCRATIC MEETING Tho Democratic precinct commit teemen, who make up the Democratic Executive Committee of the county, will meet at the court house in Clo via next Sntuxjlny afternoon at 2:00 o'clock for tho purpose of naming a duto for the primary election. AH Democrats in tho county nre invited to attend this meeting. CURRY COUNTY HAS 3 The Statu Department of Educa tion has recently given out the schol astic census of the various counties of tho state. The census includes all unmarried persons between tho ages of 5 and 21 years, and the report gives Curry County 3,559, of which 1,782 are male and 1,707 nre female Dr. Carver returned Thursday morning from a several week's trip to Chicago, New York and points in the east. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Samlors re turned Wedr.4Hdav of last week from a visit with Mr. danders' brother at few in Time To Do Something Toward Beautifying The Santa Fe raili'oad maintains beauti ful grounds around the Harvey House and Ktation in Clovis. Thousands of dollars have been spent in beautifying these grounds. Adjoining this property are about some of the most unsightly buildings and scenes in Clovis Many visitors who pass through Clovis every day no doubt get the impression that the en tire town is composed of just such buildings as are around the grounds near the Harvey House. Some day Clovis will need a park. If the grounds near the depot property could be purchased and possibly the co-operation of the railroad received in 1 beautifying them, what a wonderful change it would make in the opinion outsiders would have of our town. Clovis needs greater hotel facilities too. "A little co-operation along this line inight in duce the Harvey House people to build a sub stantial addition to the Gran Quivira here which would help to alleviate the hotel situation. WAITING FOR CASING . The latest report the Review has from the Oliver-Sullivan well on the McGill place, is that a depth of 190 feet has been reached and quicksand encountered, necessitating a stoppage of work until casing arrives. Fort Sumner Review. TO THE PUBLIC Elsewhere in this issue of ths News will be found my announcement for County Superintendent of Curry County. Owing to unfortunate cir cumstances it will likely be impossible for me to see the voters of the coun ty. I a.a leaving this week to attend the bedside of my father who is sick in Missouri and the nature of his illness is such that in all probability it will be impossible for me to return In time to make any kind of a canvas before the primaries. I take this method therefore of solicit'ny the support of my friends over the county and i nut that you will understand my position in not being able to make an active canvas. MRS. C. V. STEED. - K. C. Eastin has leased the Miss Mary Knight rooming house and will tako charge on March 24th. A. B. Austin will leave the latter part of the week for a business trip to eastern and southern Texas. Dr. L. C. Cox and J. Bums Smith were visitors to Roswell Saturday and Sunday. J. A. Lntta, who has been living in California for about a year, is in Clovis for a few days looking after business and shaking hands with old friends. County Superintendent Jns. M. Bickley will spend several weeks at Silver City this summer, he having accepted the appointmVnt of teacher of Pedagogy during the normal. Rumored Improvements By It is rumored that the Santa IV will, dur ing the coming year, em't an $80,001) office building in Clovis, "the same to be built, some where on the railroad property, more than likely on this side of the track on the Harvey House grounds. This improvement has been contemplated for Rcveral years and was post poned when the railroads were turned over to the Government. No official announcement has been made in regard to this improvement but there are many who believe that 1920 will see this new building started. t 44'44'f' NEW POST OFFICE FIXTURES The new post office in the Ban? building on North Mr.in Street will bo fitted up with new and up-to-date fixtures throughout when Uncle Sam moves his local headquarters there in about six vf eks. New fixtures were ordered this post weisk and will be made especially for the building. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Pre-L.'ater Evangelistic Campaign begins next Su.icuy morning (."d 76 members of the church have pledged to make an honist effort to win one for Christ. There is no one we be lieve but what can di this, so watch results. Each evening at 7:15, as arr.-.nged. Bro. V. E. Ridenour is ccmii.fr to as sist us. Bro. Ridcnour' record is BIG MEETINGS. Lot us n-.t spoil his reputation in this regnrd. He sings the gospel. Let every member work, wntch and pray. I. N. JETT, Pastor Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Niehaus, whoiam therefore enclosing my check for live pn North Prince Street are the proud parents of an eight pound baby girl born Tuesday. Mr. Niehaus is a member of tho News office. Mrs. L. C. Cox and little daughter left the latter part of the week for Dallas, Texas, where the little girl Will recotve special medical treat ment. Mack B. Smith of Melrose and Miss Josephine Wilmes were issued a mar riage license yesterday by the county clerk. They were married here yes terday and returned to Melrose last night to make their home. Roswell News. For Sale Seed Sweet Potatoes, Bradley Yams, 4c per lb., any amount. See Wm. Diantz, Fortales, N. M., or leave orders at J. J. Carson Wagon Ynrd. 3-18-4tp Santa Fe Railroad 1 IP1TIS BEING IDE FDR AUTO SHOW D!STRICT COURT TERM ' ON MARCH 29 District Court in Curry County will convene on the 29th of March in- stead of the 22nd, as heretofore an-1 nounced. This is an adjourned ses-J sion of the February term and will be a jury term. Judge Brice will hold this term of court. I RURAL CARRIER EXAMINATION There will be a rural carrier ex- animation ir iiovis on me iaia gay of April to fi'l n vacancy at Bell- view. J. D. MOORE DEAD J. D. Moore died on the 10th of March In Clovis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dan Ford, after an illness of Blight's disease. He is survived by his wife and eight chil dren, five sons and three daughters. The remains were interred at Hoi lene and the funeral service was con ducted by Bro. Rozzoll. WE'RE WATCHING 'The hrir.ghig in of a good well at Pecos, Texas, proves tho contention of rcol agists and oil men that East ern New Mexico ar.,1 West Texas will dev'op tho next b!g oil field. Watch thir.p hum when Roosevelt county brings in its first well. Portules News. EXEMPT FROM INCOME TAX BUT SENDS CHECK FOR $10 Little Rock, Ark., March 14 Jack Walker, local collector of internal revenue experienced the greatest rhock of his official career today when he received a letter from a man living at Carlisle, Arkansas, who wanted to contribute 110 toward de fraying the government's expenses, although the man was not liable for an income tax. After explaining that he was not required to pay an income tax the man wrote: "Yet I feel that I am justly due to pay some portion of the war expenses of the government. I $10, hoping that you have a fund of this kind that I can add to. I do not want to appear unpatriotic to the best government." Since the internal revenue depart ment has no charity fund, Mr. Wal ker will return the ten dollars. A. L. HAMMETT DEAD A. L. Hanimet died Tuesday af ter an illness of several dr.ys of pneu mor.ia. He is aurvived by a wife and two children. The remains will be shipped to Denton, Texas. Mr. Ham' mett hai been employed by the Clevis Auto Co. for several year. Don't forget the apron and food sale to be given by the Catholic ladies at Barry Hardware store, Saturday, April 3rd. Mrs. Carl Cunningham of Here ford, Texas, is here for a visit tt the home of her aunt, Mrs. Tat O'Con nell. T BEFORE 1 GAN VOTE Remember you must register be fore you can voto in tho coming city election. Following arc the registra tion places: Ward No. 1 Barry Hardware Co. Ward No. 2 Nunn Electric Co. Ward No. 3 Steed's Undertaking Parlor. Ward No. 4 City Hall. For Sale One 10x14 one-room house, furnished with linoleum rug, one bed complete, dresser, table, stove, one cot and -looking utensils. $350 cash. 102 North Jones. w!" hcy aUtom- 011 Thursuay, Friday and Saturday, April 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It will be under tho direction of C. M. Barber of Albuquerque who has put 0n successful shows at Albuquerque, Sarta F(J and :thcr iuU Th(J 8Ut0 . . , ... nd industrial show wdl be under the ouspicus of the Clovia Chamber of Commcrco and the several auto deal ers of Clovis and it promises to be a most interesting event and a rare trpnf fni Nuur Mavlnn mntirfafa TWll Ko ovuiK(, , loajin makes of automobiles and tractors and the Elks Auditorium where the show will be held will be brilliant ly lighted and) decorated, Chicago show decorations being used in the hall. Each evening a pleasing pro gram will be arranged and the music will be under the direction of Mr. Geo P, Geake. Mr. Geake is a tenor of rare ability and was" for many years associated with the New York Metropolitan Grand Opera. He will be one of the real treats at the auto and industrial show. There will ..130 be a quartette of lady solo ists. From 10 to 12 each night there will be dancing and excellent music will be provided. Ben Scovell, the famous Shakes perian actor, will si flak on Friday night on tha subject, "The Actor ia the Trenches. '' This promises to he an especially entertaining feature.' Arrangements are being made to get some Army airplanes to visit Clovis during the three days of the show. The Bryan Steam Tractor Com pany has arranged for space at the show and will exhibit one of their new tractors. This is originally a New Mexico concern and many here are interested in the fut'ire of the com pany. By all means make, your arrange ments to attend the ClovisA uto Show. It will be well worth your while. Bed room for rent. Phone 287. CLOVIS TEAM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP The Bosket Ball team of the Clovis High School has won the state cham pionship, having defeated Las Cruces last Friday night at Las Cruces by a score of 29 to 23. The boys were awarded the trophy cup which was offered by the alumni of tho A. & M. College. On Saturday night follow ing the game wi'.h Lns Cruces on Friday the Clovis team played El Paso High School but wire defeated by a score of 40 to 17. SALVATION ARMY WORK RECEIVING ATTENTION The Curry County Salvation Army Advisory Board met in the assembly room of the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for the purpose of hear ing from the visitors from the Albu cui 'i.rc convention and luying plans for future work. Reports were mndo by Mrs. Stal ker and Rev. Jitt, and interesting talks were made by Rev. Brander, Elder Thompson, Dr. McClellun, and Prof. Bickley endorsing the work of the Sulvation Army nnd the plan for co-operation with it. On motion it was decided to have a union service on Sunday evening, April l'th, at tho Lyceum Theatre at which meet ing work of tho Army nnd plans for co-operating with them arc to be de scribed and discussed more f ally. It was further decided upon motion to hold similr.r meetings in the six community centers lying out from Clovis and to send competent speak ers to vheso mcctintr. SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDE There are needed in Curry County immediately four teachers for rural schools to fill'vacsnsies caused by resignations. Apply to Jas. M. Bickley, County Superintendent ot Curry County, Clovis, K M. Collinaville, Texas.