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Official Paper of U. S. Land Office VOL. 14, NUMBER 26. SIXTEEN PACES THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1920. SIXTEEN PACES $2.00 PER YEAR' r v niiiiMivc mr nnx M Li a a UL UUL IB INCREASE CAPACITY Will Bulla Now Loading Dock and Increase Storage Capacity To 120,000 Tom. BOY SCOUTS ORCAN1ZE FOR WORK IN CLOVIS Doubling the storage capacity and dockage apace of the local plant of the Railways Ice Company are Includ ed In the schedule for 1921, according to 0. P. Walters. Manager. The con struction work will be started just as soon as the material is on the ground, and the now building will be erected iuit south of the present site. Present storage capacity of the plant is 60,000 tons, and when the new building Is completed izo.uuu tons can be stored. The freezing ca pacity of the plant Is 00 tons daily, and this will not bo increased at pres ent. Th company plans to store up Ice during the winter to take core of tho summer rush, when the demand runs about 2G0 totu daily. Only a very small per cent of the Ice manufactured here is used in Clo vis, the greater part of It going to the fruit and meat trains that pass through fore. The additional dock, when complet ed will enable the company to ice twice as many trains as they CBn handle at present. A regular troop of Boy Scouts of America has been organized in Clovis and sixteen boys are meeting regular ly under the direction of Rev. C. D. Poston, according to reports from Scout headquarters. Thursday evening at 6:30 has been set as the regular meeting hour and at present meetings are held in the basement of the Christian Church. However, the Scouts are looking for larger quarters, and if nothing better can be secured they plan to build an adobe cabin for their own use. . The Scout organization is a worthy one ad every boy in Clovis has been urged to join. Eight more boys are needed immediately to fill out three patrols, it is announced. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL PUBLISH ANNUAL The Clovis High School will pub lish a school annual this year, accord ing to plans now under way. The staff Is already at work securing photographs and snapshots of student life, and promises to make the book one to be proud of. 10 REDUCTION PUNNED BAPTIST HOSPITAL IS FOR SANTA FE FORCES PEACH TREES NOT PROFITABLE IN VALLEY Company Will bo Busy Calling Road Back to Pro-War Condition. Outlook U Bright. No reduction of forces In any de partment is planned by the Santa Fe, according to local oficials. Every de partment is now busy and will be kept busy in getting the road back to pre-war conditions it was stated Wed nesday. While the freight traffic is unusu ally light at the present time, the pas senger traffic through to California is much heavier than last year, and within a short time an increase in freight shipments is expected. Fruit shipments from California will start in earnest within the next two months, and a record business is now being planned for. While the labor situation is much better than it has been since the war and it is no trouble to secure labor in all departments, the local shops are taxed to the limit to take caro of the necessary up-kcep of equipment. Only few shop employes have been laid off from work over the entire system, it is stated. CLOVIS AND PLEASANT HILL CLASH TONIGHT A basketball game haa been match ed between Clovis and Pleasant Hill in the High School gymnasium this evening. Several of last year's cham pionship team will appear In the line up, and a live game is assured. The gsme starta at 8:00 o'clock. Clovis line-up follows: forwards, Crow and Pendcrgrassj centers, How ell and Walling, guards, Raybourne and Hobdy.. -J. A. MATTHEWS INJURED IN RUNAWAY LAST FRIDAY J. A. Matthews, a farmer living in the Ranchvale district northwest of Clovis, was seriously injured lust rrl dav afternoon when his team ran away, throwing him beneath the wagon. The wagon passed over his body breaking one leg and Injuring him internally. Mt. Matthews was bringing a load of turkeys to town and the accident occurred on the highway a few miles west of Clovis. It was reported that the injuries would probably be fatal, but hospital authorities reported Wednesday that he was improving. An item in the Roswcll News tells about the farmers in the Pecos Valley chopping down their peach trees and selling them for firewood. They de clare peaches are not a paying propo sition as the crop ia very uncertain, due to the late freezes after the trees have bloomed. WORK TO BE SUSPENDED FOR A FEW WEEKS As soon as the foundation la com Dieted, work will be discontinued on the new Methodist church until spring weather, according to statements Is sued this week. Those in charge of the work figure more can be accom plished by waiting a few weeks to push the work. TURKEY DINNER Mr. and Mra. Jno. O. Howard de lightfully entertained Friday evening at a seven o'clock turkey dinner. Covers were laid for Rev. and Mrs. C. D. Poston and son, Charles, Mr. and Mm. Jeff Hlghtower, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Kuykendall, Mr. and Mra. W. H. Collins, Mrs. E. W. Reagan and Mrs. Earl Cassel. MASONIC LODGE NAMES NEW OFFICERS FOR 1921 NEW PLANING MILL ABOUT COMPLETED JUSTICE OF PEACE ELECTION WILL BE HELD JANUARY 10 Elections for Justice of the Peace will be held in the several precincts In the county on the 10th of January. Little interest Is taken in this election as there are usually few candidates for the office. The Clovia Planing Mill has about completed its new building Just south of the Long-Bell Lumber Co. and will be ready for business after January. 1st.. NEW SCHOOL BUILDING READY AFTER JANUARY 1 J. W. Mordecni says he will have twelve rooms of the new Eugene Field school building ready for use immediately after the holidays. Mr, Morducal has made excellent progress on the building during the past few weeks as he has been able to obtain plenty of labor. At the regular communication of the Masonic Lodge, Tuesday, the fol lowing officers were elected for the vear 1021. Worshipful Master, W. H. Duck worth. Senior Warden, E. R. Hardwick. Junior Warden, C. N. Hardy. Treasurer, 8. A. Jones. Secretary, P. A. LaShler. The following officers for 1021 were appointed: Senior Deacon, J. C. Luikart. Junior Deacon, J. O. Howard. Senior Stewart, Milton Brown, Jr. Junior Stewart, W. S. Carmack. Chaplin, E. W. Bowyer. Tvler. F. A. Dillon. The Installation of the new offi cers will take place at the regular communication on December Z7tn. TENTATIVE PROGRAM Marion, Ohio, Dec. 20. Strapping of the League of Nations, adoption of a resolution declaring formal peace with Germany and the calling of a world conference to organize a new Association of Nations la the tenta- tive proeram which President-Eloct Harding has in mind, it was under stood here today. His plan for an BMociation of nations includes two banic features. 1. An International court, strictly Judicial in nature, to administer revised code of international law. 2. Frequent meetings of the asso elation for conference over Interna tional problems not within Jurisdic tton of the court delegates not being bound in advance. Harding's first step In the organi zation of the association or nations nrohnblv will be a conference for re-codification of International law, Tho keynote of his plan is the In ternational court which the confer ence feature organized on a loose ba sis after the fashion of the Interna tional "forum" suggested by Hiram Johnson recently. The plan follows In a general way the campaign suggestions .made by Harding in his speech of acceptance and his Lenguo of Nations speech August 28. It virtually Ignores the Versailles Treaty and tho League of Nations. It is likely that foreign adoption of the peace resolution Informal negotia tions will have to be entered Into be tween Germany and the Allied powers over clnltrw presented by the United States to Germany for sunken ships, confiscation of Amorican proporty In enemy countries, and other griev ances. The negotiations looking to a new association of nations will proceed through diplomatic channels and should be well under way within three or four months after Harding's Inaug- urat'on, his advisors here predict. Hat Cared For 86 Patiants October 7th, With Not j Singls Death. Sine Caring for 66 patients with not a single death is the record of the local Baptist hospital, acording to! Miss Hunter, superintendent. Three nurses are now employed at the hospital. The building is now completed, with the exception of a part of the basement and a portion of the in terior decorating, and practically all the necessary equipment is installed. The building, which cost $35,000, is an institution of which Clovis may well be proud, and the record which the hospital has made thus far is an enviable one. MOUNTAINS OF COAL L. NICKERSON HAS RETURNED TO LOS ANGlfcXES S. L. Nickerson, who attempted suicide on the Santa re passenger near Vaughn on December 6th, left for his homo In Los Angeles this morning. Nickerson attempted to take his life by shooting himself in the head, and since that time has been cared for in the local Baptist Hospital. m Mrs. C. E. Smyer and children, who have been at Iowa City, Iowa, will arrive here this week to spend the holidays at home. Mr. Smyer will leave Thursday for Albuquerque ' where he will meet them and accom pany them home.. The SociaTMessage of Jesus LJ- v ' .1,lf"''UW'll.' ii Jini sjtjijMr sj Mountains of coal whole mountains of it. That's the sight that greets 4 the eye in the Santa Fe yards south of the ice plant, where 16,000 tons of fuel are stacked on the ground. And it will all be used up, and more, too, before the winter is past. Each year tho railroad com pany stacks a -mountain, of cor.l in tho yards for use during the year. A big steam shovel, pick- ing up five tons at a bite, la kept buoy leading cars to be dumped into the coal chuto. Locomotives coaling here use about 200 tors each dr.y. LET ANOTHER BIG WELL When Improvements are Completed Clovis' Water Supply Will Bo More Than Doubled. FAMOUS VILLISTA CASE District Judge Acti on Supreme Bench During tho Absence of Judge Reynolds. Judge Sam Bratton returned this week from Santa Fe where he has been serving as a member of the Su preme Court,! filling tho place of Judge Reynolds who is in California. Judge Bratton, while In Santa, Fe, was sitting as one of the judges in the famous Villista case. The sixteen Villista murderers who were pardoned by Governor Larrazolo on November 22, are now seeking through habeas corpus proceedings, to secure their freedom, their pardons not becoming effective on account of an injunction from the District Court. The Supreme Court has not yet rendered a decision In the case and it is believed by many that they will not until after the holidays. These six teen Villistas were convicted for their part in the Columbus raid of a few years ago and the outcome of thl case will be wa'ched with much in terest by the people elsewhere, as well as here In New Mexico. The City Council, on Monday night. let the contract for another big welt that will help supply Clovis with water. The contract was awarded to Sperry and Brunning of Artesia, the same firm that put down the deep well that is now supplying the city with water. The contract price for digging the well is $16,000. To this must be ad ded the cost of casing and other equipment which will run the total expenditure around $21,000. Mem bers of the council figured that this was a reasonable bid in that the other big well put down several yearn ago, cost within a few hundred dol lars of this amount. Work will be commenced at once and the contractors figure that the new well should be completed in about ninety days. It will have a capacity' of from 400 to 600 gallon per minute or a minimum of around 24,000 gallons per hour and will more, than double the water supply of the city. When the new well is complet ed, Clovis will have the best water supply of any town in this entire section of the country. Br S. J. OCNCAN-CLAML. (Chlessa Kvtnliui Post.) EVER did the world need more than now to hear the authoritative voice of Jesus, If we are to bring order out of chaos, peace out of conflict, brotherhood out of clash of class and group, we must return in humble spirit to the Bethlehem manger, to the Nazareth shop, to the market place, the seashore or the mountain side, where the message of Jesus was spoken to the hearts of men. Jesus believed in man. It is well to empha size this fact in an age of cynicism. There was no room for desnair in His nhilosonhv. He came into a world where force and fraud and oppression prevailed, and to the hour of His triumphant death He never doubted that love and justice and freedom were possible in human re lations. Jesus believed in man as a potential Son of God. His ideal for society contemplated the emancipation of man from the control of material things. Mammon should not rule; there should be no occasion for anxious thought concerning any need of the body; the spiritual nature of man should be free to realize its highest destiny. In the program that He worked out as He toiled at the bench He planned that service should be the motive and co operation the method in human industry. We have substituted self-advantage for service, and mutual exploitation for co operation. While these rule in motive and method we shall never realize the happiness He desired for us the happiness we seek. Jesus set small store by charity. The philanthropy of almsgiving was to Him a mere cloik for the imperfections and inequities of human relations. He put all the emphasis of His teaching and example upon justice and love. In a world where these prevailed charity would be unnecessary. Wc have traveled so far from the ideals of Jesus it is not easy to restore them. But there is no other way to find a per manent solution for the troubles that disturb us. His road is the only road. It involves sacrifice. We cannot avoid the cross. But beyond Calvary lies the realization of our hopes. It is not enough that the spirit of Jesus should be won shiped in our temples or revered in our homes. It is not enough that His sympathy and help should be expressed in our hos pitals, our orphanages, our institutions for the poor and the afflicted. To be satisfied with this is to evade the real challenge of His message and to lose the real meaning of His promise. The spirit of Jesus must be brought into factory and mine and bank and railrocd system; into store and office. It must reveal to us that man is more than the machine with which he works; that material wealth was meant to be the servant, not the master, of the human soul; that the mak ing of a life is the supreme thing, for which the making of a livelihood is merely incidental. Until we get this vision, we will approach the solution of our problems without true understanding. It is time that men who believe in Jesus should make their faith count not merely in religious observance, but in human relations; in civic duty; in business; in industrial man agement; in the tasks of office and workshop. POST OFFICE CLERKS The local postoffice has been ex ceptionally busy this week handling the outgoing Christmas mail. Each day's huge pile of packages has been dispatched, notwithstanding the fact that it has required some night work to get the mail all out. The incoming mall is also heavy, the Christmas packages commencing to arrive in in creased numbers this week. Last year the local postoffice force figured that they handled a big busi ness at this point, It having broken all previous records, but now it estimated that the outgoing Christmas mail for this season will be one-third more than it was last year. Already the receipts from Christmas packages have totaled more than last year with the last three days of Christmas mailing to be done. Wednesday, Dec. 22, was tho heav iest day's business and Thursday and Friday are expected to be heavier, for notwithstanding the fact that the pat rons are constantly admonished mail packages early, the receipts show that the last two or three days before Christmas are always the heaviest ones. On last year the day before Christmas was the heaviest dav's business the Clovis office handled. HOLDING COURT FOR JUDGE SAM BRATTON Judge Ed Mechem of Alamogorcl has been in Clovis and Portales this week holding court for Judge Sam Bratton who has been in Santa Fe serving as a member of tho Supreme Court. Judee Mechem is a brother of the Governor-Elect. M. C. Me chem. PLANS FOR PAVING STARTED MONDAY NIGHT The City Council started the pav- ing proceedur-, Monday night When accepted the civy engineer's report of the estimate on the work. A property owner's hearing JlviU be held In Feb ruary and the CVwcil will be ready to accept bids sothat work can be The hope of the world rests upon the leadership of Jesus, "V.riy In tfipf. FEDERAL HIGHWAY MAN INSPECTS ROADS HERE James C. Long, of Albuquerque, representative of the bureau of pub lic roads of the Department of Agri culture, was in Clovis Saturday in specting the highway projects under construction in Curry County. The construction on the highway from Texico to Clovis and from Clo vis to Portales, is well under way, according to Mr. Long, and the pro ject for the improvement of the high way between Clovis and Grady has been approved. Mr. Long was formerly major of engineers of the Rainbow Division. MODERN SERVICE STATION MOVES TO NEW LOCATION The Modern Service Station Is mov ing from its present location with the Admiral welding shop on Monroe Ave. to the old McFarlin building on West Grand Avenue. The Admiral Weld ing shop will add more equipment and occupy the entire building at its present location. ELKS ACTING AS SANTA CLAUS AGAIN THIS YEAR The Elks lodge, will as usual, dis tribute Christmas presents to the needy In Clovis. As has heretofore been the custom, coal and necessities, as well as candy, iS.uita, nuts and trinkets for the kiddles will be sent out on the day before Christmas to families that are not able to provide nor themselves. A committee com posed of Jno. O. Pritchard, W. F. Dillon and A. Mandell will have -charge of this work and those who know of needy families will do these men a favori by telling them the names and addresses of these people. HARDY AND THOMAS HAVE PURCHASED CITY BAKERY Hardy and Thomas, proprietors of the Home Bakery, have purchased the City Bakery, on South Main Street, and will conrclidate the two shops within a short time. It is probable that the oven and fixtures from tho south Main street shop will be moved to the present sito of the Home Bakery, but this will not be determined until the fac tory representative arrives to super vise the installation. MERRY CHRISTMAS The News wishes all its read- ers a Merry Christmas and we take this opportunity to thank our subscribers and our adver- tisers for the loyal support given during the past year. The paper is coming out a day early this week In order that the readers may take advantage of the shop- ping suggestions made by tho merchants In their advertising.