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THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1920.
The Clovis News Official Paper of Curry County EDWARD L. MANSON Editor and Publisher industry and commerce and upon the millions of savings, which would oth erwise be used to finance new indus tries and new commerce is beyond all reason and in exces of public need. .S'ew Mexico Ruralist. Entered at the postoffice at Clovis, New Mexico, as second class matter nder the act of March 3, 1879. ' j TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One Year S2M 8ix Months Sl.oO Foreign Advartittnr Repreterttatrv THE AMERICAN PKKSS ASSOCIATION COUNTY HAS MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR Clovis and Curry County citizens have much to be thankful for this year. Few sections have prospered during the past few years as has this caunty. Bountiful crops have been raised on the farms, new homes by the score have been built in Clovis and the city has grown to a greater extent than possibly any other town fn New Mexico. For all these materi al blessings the people of Curry County should be very grateful on this Thanksgiving Day. We can feel grateful for the prosperity we have received and we can feel grateful for the most health-giving climate in the country. While it is true farm products are not bringing the prices we might hope for at this time, still the people living in this immediate section are much better off than those of the older agricultural sections where land val ve are so much higher and where the land is not as productive as here. A LONG, LONG WAY TO OLD PRICES BANKERS URGE THRIFT The American Banking Association proposes a three year thrift cam paign to rench every family in the country. Aas a part of the campaign, government officials would be called upon to practice the utmost economy so as to reduce federal expenditures. The thrift campaign does not mean to stop buying but to start producing and saving. We have been through an org'e of extravagance and waste. Small savers ore to be the chief source of financing the normal growth of commerce and industry, says the association, adding that pres ent tax policies offer a srrions check to increasing invstment by holders of large wealth. Not only must the individual citizen nnd vace camor be taupht to save, but our govern ment officials must be impressed with this necessity. The tax bJrdon upin Pre-war prices we may eventually see in the years to come. Pre-war prices we may even see before very long for a brief period on a few som modities which are In excessive sup ply. But pre-war prices, or anything like pre-war prices, on most com modities for more than a brief peri od on any commodity are along way ahead of us, says the Dry Goods Economist. Consider textiles. Here prices have been cut so sharply that talk of pre war level on textiles is especially com mon. But it ought not ta take much thinking on the part of any reason able person to show how impossible it is that such an expectation could be realized in the near future. On cotton, for example, prices have been, reduced in many instances to about the level reached after the ar mistice, although since that time wages have advanced 30 per cent and raw cotton has risen 4 or 5 cents per pound. These prices must be pretty close to production costs. To effect a further reduction would entail a lowering of production costs. To bring production costs down to pre-war level would involve a cut of over 40 per cent in wages, 5 or 6 cents a pound from present prices of raw cotton, and corresponding reduc tions in fuel, transportation, dyeing and finishing materials and other items. Such radical revisions are ob viously a long way off. Albuquer que Herald. EXCESS OF FOREIGNERS Las been recognized since the be ginning of the war, this task was put in abeyance during the last two years because politician feared the dan ger of giving offense to the foreign vote on the eve cf a national election. Now it is pretty likely to be put off again until the new administration shall come into power. The only gratifying circumstance is that the discussions of this sub ject, in and out of Congress, have revealed a growing recognition of the fact that we can no longer be content with a law which attempts merely to select the fit from the unfit. It has seen that the most austere rule of fitness anyone has yet suggested will, nevertheless, un der the great urge which the Eer peans now have come to this country, admit foreigners faster than we can absorb them into our Industrial, so cial and political life. Just as there is a limit to the quantity of water a a clear stream may receive from a muddy one without itself becoming turbid so there is a limit to the num ber of Europeans we may admit with out suffering a change in the char acter of our national life. The idea that there is no limit to the capacity of the "melting pot" is happily com ing to be supplanted by the true one that if we admit Europeans, even of the desirable kind, as fast as they want to come, we shall not merely fail to Americanize them, but our selves become Europeanizcd. Already the evidence that this Europeanizing process has set in obtrude them selves on one who does not keep his eyes shut. For some years at least our imigration policy should be such as will not only exclude all the unfit, to the degree that that is humanely possible, but such as will also keep out a large percentage of those who are fit by every test. Even before the war, Europeans were coming to us faster than we could assimilate them.' Now that the hardships of life in Europe are sd much greater, it is evident that, for a long time, immigration must be much larger than it was. There is no prophecy i;i saying this. Be ginning from a short time before the war, European immigration has broken all Tccords, and is yet lim ited only by the steerage capacity of the ships plying the Atlantic. Iti is to be regretted, for this reason,! that there is so little likelihood that this important subject will be acted on during the forthcoming session of Congress. Nothithstanding the need to revise our immigration laws WANTED A SON Wanted a son who can tend a fur nace and mow the lawn and not complain. Wanted, a son who if. on time at his meals, who can keep his room clean, and who does not leave his clothes scattered over the house for his mothtr to pick up, who is not selfish or lazy. Wanted, a son who does not neg lect his mother, vho will not whine for her to 4sTait on him, who is goad and thoughtful to her, who is proud ef her, and tells her that he loves her and doesn't care who hoars him. Wanted, a son who keeps his tem per, who can be happy around the home, who is respectful of his father and mother, who can be as chival rous to his sister as to his sweetheart, who offers his father and mother his seat when they enter the room, who can close a door without slamming it. who is thoughtful of others. Wanted, a son who likes the com pany of older boys but who does not need to take them away from his home to have a good time with them, who can be happy with them before his mother and father. Wanted, a son with ambition to amount to something, who believes i i himself, is self-reliant, who will not swerve a hair's breadth from truth or right, who hates vileness, who leads a clean life. Wanted, a son who can remember and keep a promise, who scorns a lie. Wanted, a son who has the making of a man in him. Exchange. r 1 I CRAMER mm pyi j auvis.nriw mi 4 ' WmuSm Sag UaauiMipntM : l Subscribe for the News $2.00 year. OLD STANDBY, FOR ACHES AND PAINS Any man or woman who keep Moan's handy will tell you that same thing ESPECIALLY those frequently attacked by rheumatic twinfres. A counter-irritant, Sloan's Lini ment scatters the congestion and pene trates without rubbing to the afflicted part, soon relieving the ache and pain. Kept handy and used everywhere for reducing and finally eliminating the pains and aches of lumbago, neuralgia,' muscle strain, joint stiffness, sprains, bruises, and the results of exposure. You just knon from its stimulating: healthy (x'ort'mt it will do you good I Sloan's Liniment is sold by all drug gists 35c, 70c, $1.40. Liniment "3! FOP- 'A IfJiti Thanlsgiving Dinner, Don't Let Thanksgiving Dinner Worry You. -:- -:- In our store you will find everything for the most complete menu for your Turkey Day dinner. Our Motto is "QUICK SERVICE," and we want to show you what QUICK SERVICE means. Our prompt, satisfactory service, and the excellent quality of our groceries and meats will make you our regular customer. Don't forget us when you prepare your dinner for Thanksgiv ing " . QUICK SERVICE GROCERY , "Quick Service" ia oar Motto SOUTH MAIN STREET PHONE 123 1.41 inn will ih.'ltllf. vour X judgment if you use Sunlight Flour Cramer HI& Elevators Co. WE WANT YOUR GRAIN LANE & SONS GRAIN COMPANY Implements, Coal and Grain Our Motto: "The Price Is The Thing" . See us before you sell.. S. W. LANE, Manager READ THE NEWS WANT COLUMN FOR BARGAINS far Highest Poinhif fudltty at Lowest rWiir Fr'.c: "Well, 111 Be Switched" f .Tclairaed the chap who ';nd just Lean the why and wherefore of Spur Oigarc lies. It didn't take him long to say, "Switch mo to Spurs." .Notice that good old-linn tobacco taste in Spurs. Trace it dow n and you will find it comes from the Mnd of choice Turkish, fine Burley, and other home-grown to baccos. Rich refreshing right. Finger Spur. If'a fat and full rolled. Note the crimped seam- no pre iIiot. it'i a now wrinkle in e'pr. i 5.:Unj and Spur ov-ns it all. You'll di:oer that crimping mca:!? raner drawing, flower l'i:rn!rir, better ta'tc. Spur is u weli-dnvved eig.irct'e the rich-looking, brown and sil ver package of twenty, with ite threefold w rapping, suggests good taste as plain as day. Ring out the old, ring in the new. Start fresh with Spur. Liggett & Miuj Tobacco Co Cigarettes : Pidi a Spur from tha twtt vaeuumtaaUd tin. tiott ih firm "fmiV cf it, net a uihijf cf its falad-in fragrant t IISSSSHII llll ISfNHI JfcmWIIHI ,f J