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. V'; ' ,;i ' Oldest Established Paper in Curry County Official Paper of U. S. Land Office VOL. 14, NUMBER 24. EIGHTEEN PACES THE CL0V1S NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1920. EIGHTEEN PAGES $2.00 PER YEAR STILL AND CORN MASH III Local Officer Make Bif Haul and Find Iniradianta (or Whit Mill. 2 Man Arrattad. G. B, Clay and G. H. Houston each gave bond for $1,009 and were re leased to appear before the federal grand Jury, (following their arrest Sunday night on the charge of having intoxicating liquor in their possession. Several barrels af corn mash and still were taken when the men were arrested on the Clay farm near Gov is. The mash, said to be well along to ward the kicking stage, was found concealed beneath a stack of fodder in the barn, and the still in a nearby building. Arrest were made by D. L. Moyc, city police chief and F. E. Sadler, R. L. Thomas, and J. A. Nichols, whs had been commissioned as U. S. deputies. PLANNING TO INCREASE WATER SUPPLY OF CITY At the regular meeting of the City Council Monday night, plana were made to drill another deep well to in crease the City's water supply. Ae dordingly the city will advertise for bids on the well, and it will be drill ed as soon as possible. Tho water supply of the city now comes from five deep wells, and the mujority of it from one of these wells. The now well is approximately double the supply. Specifications for this new well call for a hole 3(1 inches in diameter for 240 feet, and 20 inches for the remainder nf the wny. The Weil will be operated by two independent lumping systems to insure n eon constant supply of wnter at nil times. ENTERTAINED AT DINNER. Miss Louise Wulton cntertuinod ot a seven o'clock dinner Wedwsdny evening the following guests: Misses Dorris Gore, Grace Temple, Nannie Lee Hawkins and Messrs. Bledsoe, llurd, Temple and Gene Powers. Af ter .linner tho evening wns most en Joyably spent in games nnd music. TELEPHONE CONSTRUCTION WORK GOING AHEAD Work is going ahead on the con struction work of the new phone sys tem that the Mountain States Tele phone Co. is installing in Clovis, Much mnlcrial for the work is arriv ing slowly nnd it is not likely th-.it the work will be completed before Apiil 1st. LIGHT BILLS HIGHER City Clerk E. E. Taguder snys he is having his troubles this week answer ing kicks from electric light users. The city's increased rate is in effect now and right at this timo people arc using a great deal more light on ac count of tho days being shorter. Mr. Tagader says that has mndo every man's light bill a good deal higher this month than ordinarily. SUICIDE ATTEMPT ON S. L. Nickelton, of Lot Angeles, now in Critical Condition in Lo cal Hospital. After an unsuccessful attempt at suicide on the east bound Santa Fe train No. 22, near Vaug' n, Monday morning, S. L. Nickelson is lying In a critical condition In the local Bap tist hospotal. -Tho man is near 00 years of age, and states that his home Is in Los Angeles. He has given no reason tor the near tragody. Few noticed the elderly pawenger as he sat in the day coach of tho train, until he crumpled up in the seat following the report of a gun. Examination proved that the bullet had entered near the tap of his head and its downward passage shattered tho jaw bono. . He retained consciousness, however, walking from the coach to tho waiting ambulance, and offered to walk from the ambulance to the hospital ward. Hospital authorities report that he will recover unless Infection from the wound sets in. f - SANTA FE PASSENGER CUV DUDS WILL REVIVE PRQPOSIT project to b R-Advrtis4. at Ex. pan of Bonding Company. Start Paving in Spring. At a meeting of the city council last Monday night the first steps were taken to go over the paving proccedure again. City Manager Oscar Dobba was directed to make an estimate of the cost of the work and later the necessary publications and other necessary proceedure will be gone through with. The bonding company ia paying all costs of going 6vcr the proccedure again. It will take something like two months to go through the publics tiona, etc., but it will all be completed in time for paving to start in Clovis next spring. CLOVIS CIRL INJURED WHEN AUTOS COLLIDE Mies Delia May Collins, niece of Mr. Alex Shipley, of this city, is re covering from injuries received Sun day afternoon when the car she was dr'ving wns struck by a cur driven by Mr. Mabry. The young lady was going east on Grand Avenue, end her car was turn ed completely aver when it collided with the other car which was going south on bnc of the side streets. She sustained several painful cuts and bruises and the rear wheels of her cur were smashed. Tho otner car wns only slightly damaged. KAFFIR THRESHED SO BUSHELS TO THE ACRE J. F. Mitchell, who hiu lately been threshing in the Ranehvnle neighbor hood, sjiys the best crip that he lu:S tlirei.hed lately wus for Uert Ti-.tton who live 'one mile north and three miles of Uiinchvitle. Mr. Paltan's kaf fir thretihed fifty bushels to the iiere which is an exceptionally good yield. MASONS CELEBRATE PAST MASTER'S NIGHT Past Master's nik'ht was observed lit the Masonic Lodge in Clovis, Tuesday night. Yt gree wark was instituted with menihers who hud served ns Worshipful Master filling every po sition in the lodge. After the degiee work a banquet v.-iis served to a large crowd af Ma sons. E. W. Bowyer acted as toast master of the occasion nnd toasts were responded to by W. I. Luiknrt, P. A. LnShier, A. J. Whiting, J. M. ltickley, Kev, R. 11. Freeman and Dr. A. L. Dillon. The occasion was quite an enjoyable one for all Masons present. MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO RED CROSS LOAN CLOSET The loan closet for the Red Crow received many contributions at the tea given by the Womans Club at the home of Mrs. Anna Janes. The articles will remain the per manent property of the ban closet nnd will be loaned to needy patients during Illness. Many who did not at tend the club ten, and who have or tides that they wish to donate to the loan closet are requested to leave them with Miss Louise Wills, the Red Cross nurse, at the Chamber of Com mercc office. BOY STILL MISSING C. R. Herrin has received a letter from his brother, Geo. T. Herrin, at Las Vegns, saying that 'hey have found no traco of his son, Kenneth Herrin, who was lost In the moun tains near Las Vegas an the 31st of October, but parties are still search lag with tho hope that some trace con bo found. SEVEN O'CLOCK DINNER. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Maore gave lovuly seven o'clock dinner at their home near Clovis Tuesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Stuart The following guests were present Mr. and Mrs, W. J. Stuart, Mrs. W. Harrison and son, Wayno, Mr. and Mrs. George Watson, Mr. and Mrs. S Grlsamore, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Rea gan, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Kuykendall, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Poston and son, Charles, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Ivy and daughter. Y TEACHERS TO MEET NEXT SATURDAY First Mooting of Fall Term Will B Held This Weak. Good Program Arrangod. The first meeting of the Curry County Teachers Association since the summer institute, will be held in Clovis next Saturday morning. A good program has been prepared and a full attendance is expected. The program follows. Devotional Exercises, Rev. Poston. Music, Miss Marie Thatcher. Visual Education R. P. McKinley, Miss Pardita Morgan. School Grounds Miss Pauline Pe ters, Edwin G. Hobbs, D. S. Hunter. Reading Miss Ernestine Maser. "My Trip to Albuquerque" W. I). Gattis. "Agriculture, Theory and Prac tice" R. E. Marshall, E. Peterson, "A Rural Library" C. A. . Free man. Vocal Solo Miss Julia Perkins. "Domestic Science in Rural Schools" Mrs. Fayette Copeland, Jr. Mrs. W. F. Greer. "School Legislation" Supt. E. W, Bowyer, S. A. Jackson. "Curry County Schools of Tomor row" Supt. James M. Bicklcy. RODES-BRADLEY STORE . BURGLARIZED SUNDAY NIGHT Burglars played in hard luck Sun day night when they visited the dow route, for they found only four Rodes-Brndley stare via the bnck win- dolliirs in the cash register. Entrance wus made by breaking the glass in the buck window. So fur nothing vise hns been missed in i' store. The robbers left no clue, and so far no nrresU have been made. HEAVY SNOW REPORTED IN NORTHERN SECTIONS J. Z. Isler of Cameron, who wus in Clovis this week, states thut the northern part of the Curry county is still under a heavy blanket of snow. The snowfall around Clovis wus light and melted within a short time, but many of the roads in the north ern communities of tho county are still almost impassable on account of the snow drifts. MARRIAGE RECORDS Miss Susie Elizabeth Youngblood and II. P. McVicker, both of Clovis were married Monday by Judge J. P. Noble. CLOVIS IS FUTURE Harry Locko, Road Map Specialist, Ducuuet Road Situation With Chamber of Convnore. "Clovis is destined to bo an import ant terminal on the country's great est ocenn-to ocean highway," said Hurry Locke of Los Angeles, origi nator of "Locke's Rofld Maps," in an address before the Chamber of Com merce Tuesday. "Tourists are gradually taking the southern routes from const to coast, because great barriers to tho north made those routes impussnble during two or three sensofls of the year, and the time is fiist coming when the southern route through Clovis will bo tho nation's most popular highway," he continued. Mr. Locke, whose road maps made him famous, was one of tho original promoters of the National Old Trails, and his car was fifth to make tho trip from ocean to ocean on that route. FIRE DAMAGED BAPTIST CHURCH SATURDAY NIGHT Fire of unknown origin was dis covered In the Baptist church just be fore midnight last Saturday, and re sulted in considerable damage ta the floor of the building. Sevprul theories have been advanc ed as to the cause of the blase. The floor above the furnace was burned away for some distance, and it Is be lieved by tome to have been started by an explosion of the heating plant Other believe that It started from draperies near the furnace. C. OF C. ILL HAVE . R. Jamison, of Amarlllo, Invited - to bo Principal speaker. Ota- ' r on Program. There will be a big booster meet ing of the Chamber of Commerce at the Elks Home Monday evening commencing at 7:30. The object of the gathering will be to have a gen eral "get-together" r.ectlng and dis cuss matters of general Interest to Clovis. All citizens and business men are earnestly invited to attend and the evening ia expected to be pleas ant as well as a profitable one. F. R. Jamison, secretary of the Panhandle Chamber of Commerce, will be invited to address tha meet ing. There will also be other speak ers. PHONE MEETING Directors and stockholders of the Curry County Rural Telephone Com pany will meet here Monday, Decern' ber 13th, according to D. W. Jcnes, secretary. The directors will meet at the Court House at 11:00 a. m., and the stockholders at 1 :30 p. m. Filling vacanc'-i in the board of directors, future management of the company, collecting outstanding sub scriptions, and disposal of the tele phono Instruments on hand will be discussed. PICTURES BY FAMOUS ARTIST SHOWN HERE Five paintings by Bert Phillips, fa mous western artist, of Taos, New Mexico, heve been received in Clovis, and are on display at tho Optical Shop. They are scenes af New Mexico, und are typical of the works that huve gained so much prominence for Mr. Phillips. RETURNS THIS WEEK Dr. J. W. Ilule, of Grady, who has wen tcking a post graduate course in the state University of California for the past few weeks, will return to his home this week. MOVING TO TEXAS. W. J. Stuart leaves next Tuesdoy for Terrell, Texas, where he hns ac cepted a position as chief clerk to the master mechanic, on the T. & P. Railroad. Mrs. Stuatt will join him there after January 1st. Mr. Stuart has been connected with the Sants Fe in Clovis for the past ocven years. EI KS LODCiE TO BE SANTA CLAUS TO POOR Tl." Elks J.odco will give its an nual charity br.ll on the evor.in? of December lflth, tho entire proceeds of which will go t-.wnrd providing a Merry Christnu-s f?r the needy of Clovis.; Tho Clovis Elks arc this year planning r& usual to be Srntn Clans to tho poor of Clovis and p coniittce composed of W. F. Dillon, A. Mandell, and Jna. O. Pritchnrd, has been named to have this work in charge. Those who know of fam ilies that are needy and worthy will do well to notify the gentlemen, nnd thi y will do their best to see that 'hey are remembered at Christmas time. ASSESSOR'S CONFERENCE CALLED FOR JANUARY Santa Fo, N. M Dec. IB. The annual conference of county com .missionera and assessors was called for January 6 by. J. E. Saint, chief tax commissioner, today.- The mhy- ors of cities, towns and villages also wero. caked to attend. In tho call Mr. Saint called atten tion to the special revenue commis sion's report which, he says, will doubtlessly be of great interest to the conference. GRAIN MARKET. The grain market is still playing thermometer. Wheat sold for $1.50 Monday and Tuesday. The low mark was reached recently when wheat brought only $1.15. Today' quotation are: Wheat, per bu ..$1.40 Maize and kafflr, per cwt 70e , Shelled Corn, per bu 60e 11 Ear Corn, per bu. 45c W ID RATE HAS Stat? Tax Rate is Slightly Year. Rate On Property in Clovis Shov,-3 An Increase for 1920. CHILD WELFARE BOARD STIRTSJpO DRIVE Federated Club and LadW Church Organisations Conducting Campaign in Govt. The federated Clubs and ladle of the various church organization of fjlovis have taken charge of the cam pain in the city to raise part of the $13,000 which is the state's goal in the drive for the New Mexico Child Welfare Association. The local campaign will include a canvass of the town and will wind up with a "tag day" at tho end of the week. Welfare workers in the state and leaders in the present campaign arc very emphatic in their statements that New Mexico needs child welfa:e work more thar. any other state in the union. With this in view, the state asso ciation hns purchased a home. in Santa Fe which is to be used as headquar ters for welfare work among mothers and children throughout the state. The funds secured in rife present drive will be used to complete pay ments on this home,' and to finish Equipping it. ' The Sheppard Towner Bill, now be fore Congress, provides federal aid fur care of women and children, and will include, an appropriate of $10, 000 for each state for this work. This, however, cannot be used for building purposes, and leaders in the drive are anxious hat the campaign be success so that the 'association may be ready to take advantage of the federal appropriation. RUFUS JONES BACK IN NEWSPAPER GAME Tho News hus just received a copy cf the Minatare (Neb.) Free Press which contnins tho announcement that the paper has been sold to Rufus Jones and Bun F. Sallows of Alliance, Nebraska. The pr.pcr will be uiukr the management of Mr. Jones. Kuf.ia Jones is will known in Clo vis and has a host of triends here who wish him well in his -new vonlure. During 1918 ho wus secretary of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. Since leaving hero, he has been is commer cial club work at Alliance, Nebraska, mid othor places. Mr. Jones is pri marily a newspaper man and a good one, and will make a success at Minatare and give his patrons a good paper. Convention at Vic! was Big Slice. Rout Organisation Planned Through State. The Abo Pass Highway meeting held at Vici, Oklahoma, on Decem ber 4th, was a big success, and a great deal wa accomplished toward making a good highway through that state, according to D. W. Jones, sec retary of the Clovis Chamber of Com merce, who was a delegate at the convention. Vict, a little town of 600, enter tained the delegates in metropolitan order, according to Mr. Jones. Coun ty road officials, highway engineers and delegates from three states were present, and the Oklahoma Abo Route organisation was completed at the meeting. G. W. Trimble, of Vici,' was elected president of the organi zation, and Roy L. Emry, of Enid, was elected secretary. A similar meeting will be held in Kansas within a short time, and a route organization for that state com- pleted OKLAHOMA HAS BIG ABO ROAD MEETING BEEIJ RECEIVED Lower Than it Was Last Tax Assessor George Roach ha re ceived the tax rate for the state and county and also thu schoal district and is now busy preparing the tax rolls which will be ready for the col lector about the first week in Janu ary. The total state and county tax rat v '.'l be .0269 on the dollar valuation. To thi must be added the cattle in demnity, sheep sanitary, county road levy, and alsa the special tax in each school district. The state tax rate was .00575 last year as compared to .00525 this year, showing a slight decrease as far as state taxes are concerned. In the city of Clovis the entire state, county and city tax will b .04862 on the dollar valuation, conv pared to .04385 last year, showing an increase of .00477 on the dollar valu ation. The following table gives the amount of tax levied for different purposes for the state, county, cities and school districts. Stat Levies Purpose Mills Levy Ninth Fiscal Year 00315 Cattle Indemnity Fund .00100 Sheep Sunitary Fund 00400 War Certificates fund 00010 Current School Fund 00050 State Road Fund 00150 County Levie Court Fund .00020 General County Fund 00100 Indigent Fund 00005 County Agriculture Agent 00020 County Road Fund ' .00132 Salary 'fclind .00070 Interest n Bonds .00020 Sinkin'gAFund - 00020 County Health Fund .00010 General School Fund 01600 Federal Aid Road Fund 00300 Special School District Levies School District No. 1, Clovis.. .00500 School Dist. No. 2, Texico .O0R5O School Dist. No. 12, Melrose.. .00500 School Dist. No. 11, Rural 00300 Schooj Dist. No. 20, Rural 00300 School Dist. Nr 43, Rural 00500 School Dist No. 47, Rural 00500 School Dist. No. 5, Rural 00500 School Dist.' No. 21, Rural 00100 School Dist No. 7, Rural 00500 School Dist. No. 10, Rural 00800 School Dist. No. 58, Rurnl 00500 School Dist. No. 01, Rural.. ...00500 School Dist. No. 64, Rural 00300 School Dist No. 41, Rural 00500 School Dist. No. 4. Rural 00300 School Dist. No. 55, Rural 00100 School Dist. No. 13, Rural 00200 School Dist. No. 60, Rural 00200 Municipal Levie City of Clovis General Fund -..00500 Interest Fund (General) 00230 Sinking Fund (General) 00100 Interest Fund (Utilities) .00510 Sinking Fund (Utilities) .00150 General Health Fund 00050 Village of Texico General Fund 00500 Village of Melrose 00300 County Special Hog Cholera Fund 00350 ELKS HELD MEMORIAL SERVICES LAST SUNDAY The Elks Lodge held a very Impres sive memorial 'service lant Sunday afternoon at the Lyceum Theatre in memory of the deceased members af the Clovis lodge. Judge J. D. Hamlin of Farwell, Tex-i delivered a very fitting eulogy to the dead and Mr. Emmett Taga der and Mr. B. W. Johnson rendered vocal solos. ,', WILL ATTEND MEETING OF COUNTY ASSESSORS Tax Assessor George Roach will go to Santa Fe on the 6th, 6th and 7th of January, to attend a meeting of the county commissioner and tax as sessors, ta di.tcus tax matter. Som of tho member of the board of com missioner will likely also attend.