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THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1920.
U. S. SUICIDE RATE REACHED LOWEST EBB IN HI3TORY IN 1919 New York, Dec. 13. The suicide rate in the United States reached the lowest ebb in 1919, with a percent age of 14.2, according to figures com piled by Frederick L. Hoffman, stat istician, embracing the period from 1900 to 1920. During 1919 there were 3,818 cases of suicide reported against 4,569 in 1908 which showed the highest rate of death by self- destruction. Mr. Hoffman stated in his report that it was hard to assign a casua tive factor of the suicide phonom non, but that in periods of economic depression, a higher rate is noted. During the era of prosperity there is a noticeable diminuition, he said. The most sinstcr aspect revealed by an analysis of of suicide, is the increas ing number of murderers who take their own lives following the commis sion of homicide, Mr. Hoffman de clared. The ratio of suicides, by geo graphical divisions as compiled by Mr. Hoffman, shows the Pacific coast states highest, and thj southern states the lowest, in the record compiled for 1919. greater than that of all the world today. With 6 per cent of the world's pop ulation and 6 per cent of the world's land area, we already produce from 40 to 60 per cent, or over, of nearly all of the greatest products of the world ; have nearly half or the world's railroad mileage and a third of the world's accumulated wealth, and this wealth is more evenly distributed than in a.ny other country on earth through all the ages of the past or present. And yet we have scarcely begun to develop our natural resources as measured by their vast extent. Let us build a mighty network of highways, so badly needed; let us modernize and extend our rail and water transportation facilities, build the million or more dwellings so badly needed, build the schools, hotels and churches required to keep up with our growing population. There is enough work which needs to be done, and the doing of which (would enrich our country, to keep fully employed every laborer in the country. Down then, with pessimism and in activity, and up with optimism and progress! Forward! Manufactur ers Record. GO FORWARD Forgetting the things that are be hind us in e war and peace and busi ness losses, let us press forward that we may regain business, recoupe loss es, that we may recreate prosperity and employment, that we may Bring hnppincss where there is now poverty and sorrow, and profitable employ ment for tho millions now seeking work. The task before us is big enough to stir the heroic in American man hood, and the prizes to be won are grent enough to stimulate til the la tent ambitions of every man and wo man. Here are 105,000,000 people, tak en as a whole the most virile, ener getic and resourceful in the world, living under one flng, unvexed by the arbitrary dividing lines of European nationalities, occupying as trustees the mot richly endowed and fiipcrb'y located country known to man. Our resources are beyond the pow er of our minds to grasp or words to portray. Here in almost endless abundance are the resources on which to build an industrial and agricultural wealth WHY NOT FEED IT Teople arc inquiring what will we do with our kafir, maize and com. We cannot get any price in the mar kets, and many talk ubout not gather ing the crops. Sell the grain for t'nree times the market price to dairy cows, turkeys, chickens and ducks, and build up an industry that will make our farmers independent; and while feeding the grain to dairy cows and poultry we might feed a few pigs, beef a ni inula, sheep and gouts, for home consumption. Hard times never come to the state that produces butter, cream, poultry and eggs. I treat all diseases and disorders of women and attend confinement cases. Dr. H. R. Gibson. 10-30-tfc MULTI-MILLIONAIRE CAN'T TURN LOOSE $40-A-MONTH JOB Chicago, Ill.,Dec. 12. Life on the hounding main has n. more attrac tions for George C. T. Remington, a sailor at the Great Lakes training station. Remington has fallen heir to a $23,000,000 estate. He is now get Open Until 9:00 p. m. from Dec. 15th until Dec. 24th for Conven ience of Holiday Shoppers. A.B .Austin CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO &Co. Open Until 9:00 p. m. from Dec. 15th until Dec. 24th for Conven ience of Holiday Shoppers. 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Mills, State Su- ilinstmas i , pervisor of tho Near Kuat Relief work of New Mexico, to investigate the case of John Muston, who was arrrstcd r.t that phec last week on , a charge of fraudulently soliciting funds for the Near East and Polish Relief. It is believed that Maston is one tf the leaders of a gang that has been operating in this country, wax ing rich on tho sympathy of the big hearted American people, under the pretense of relieving suffering hu manity in tho European countries. Dr. Mills is to be congratulated on his effort to stamp out fraud of this kind. Clayton News. WHERE PRESIDENTS COME FROM All but two American presidents have traced their paternal ancestry back to the British Isles. The ex ceptions were Van Buren and Rooso vi It, Dutch. The next president is Scotch-Dutch, his paternal family tree taking root in Scotland. Other Scotch presi dents were Monroe, Grant and Huyes. Scotch-Irish pnsidents were Jack son, , I'olk, Buchanan, Arthur, Mc Kinlcy and Wilson. Fifteen presidents, beginning with Washington and ending with Taft, have English paternal ancestry, and thus give to Englund a largo lead in the race of furnishing presidential timber fur the United States. News Cluvtified Ads get results. Try them phone 97. Of Course ! You're going to have a good Christmas dinner this year, with Fruit Cake and Mince Pie and everything. And we want to help you out with that menu. Our bakery is headquarters for everything good to eat for the Christmas Dinner. FRUIT CAKES BREAD PLUM PUDDINGS MINCE PIES CAKES PASTRIES 0 Don't let your Christmas baking worry you. Youll find that when you buy from our bakery, you're getting the best that science and experience can prepare Good Things, cooked in the good old home-cooked way. One trial will convince you that our way is the best. m 3(s)W Reed's Electric Bakery Rear Farmers State Bank Clovis, New Mexico 1 First National Bank of Clovis CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS $135,000.00 "Member of the Federal Reserve System" We are glad to advise our friends that money in the east is becoming much easier and that in all probability Congress is immediately going to open a market in Europe for our products. The banks in Chicago and Kansas City have announced their in tentions to loan to the cattle men, which is going to make more money for the farmer and we feel safe in making the prediction that after January 1st conditions are going to be much better. The First National Bank "THE PEOPLE'S BANK