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7 i Official Paper of U. S. Land Offto Oldest Established Paper In Curry County VOL. 14, NUMBER 37. TWENTY PACES THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1921. TWENTY PACES $2.00 PER YEAR MfeOSObPl U a 1 1 MJi fttf JLO 2 CLOVIS Hi WINS Till FROM ARILL0 38-21 EACH COMMUNITY TO IE HQAQ OVERSEER Visitor! Display GooJ Team Work, But Fall Down In Shooting. Hunt and Foreman Star. Shooting baskets at will, the Clovii High School basketball team defeat ed the Amarillo High School team by a score of 38 to 21 In the High School gymnaiium Saturday night The first half ended IB to 11 In favor of Clovis, and the home team made the second half look like a walk-away. Kent Hunt, forward, and Wendell Foreman, center, were the1 individual stars of the game, each scoring 16 points. With the season practically over, interest now centers around the bas ketball tournament that will be held at State College on the 17th, 18th and 19th of this month. Invitations for this meet were sent out some time ago, and plans are already com pleted, so that tho proposed meet at Albuquerque may not materialize. CLOVIS LOSES DEBATE TO ROSWELL HIGH TEAM Two to one in favor of Roswell was the decision of th judges in the Clovis-Roswoll dityntq held in that city last Friday evening. Clarence Huhdy and Marion Elliott upheld the affirmative of the question, "Resolv ed that ull disputes between capital and labor shall be settled by compul sory arbitration," and Doyle Landy and Hugh Huff represented Roswell on the negative side of (he question. Kent Hunt was alternate on the Clo ves team. No other inter-high school debates ate scheduled for the' year, and in terest now S"ttles on the debute that will be held between the two societies nf the high school on March 2(ith. Precincts Will Solect Road Man to be Approved by Commissioners on Monday, April 4th. Each voting precinct in the county will have its own road overseer, ac cording to a rulling made Monday March 7th, at a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. The road overseers are to be chosen by election or petition, or other man-l ner which does not incur any expense to the county, and their names must be submitted for the approval of the Board at its next regular meeting April 4th. According to the order of the board of commissioners, the men thus selected must be qualified voters and property owners in thoir respective communities, and must give bond to the board for the county road equip ment which will be turned over to them. A reasonable remuneration will be paid the ovoneers.for the time actualy put in road work. A detail ed report tho proceedings of the last meeting of the board appears in this issue iof the News. INSTITUTE HELD FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS A Sunday School Workers' Train ing Institute was conducted on Tues day and Wednesday of this week at the Christian church under the di rection of A. 0. Kuhn of Denver and S. W. Hutton of Fort Worth. Both Mr. Kuhn and Mr. Hutton are serving in the field of Religious Edu cation under joint employ of the United Christian Missionary Society and the State Boards in the territory they represent. Mr. Khun is, secretary of the Rocky Mountain District (Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and West Tex as.) Mr. Hutton holds a similar po sition in the Southwestern District (Texas and Louisiana.) , WORST OF BUSINESS DEPRESSION IS OVER HENRY FORD SAYS Detroit, March 9. The worst of the business depression is over, Henry Ford, the automobile manufacturer, said today. He declared business was improv ing steadily in Detroit and that simi lar gains should result In other parts of the country soon. PAVING CONTRACT TO BE LET SATURDAY The city council will open paving bids Saturday night. Indications are now that the council will in all prob ability heve some satisfactory bids and it is expected that the contract will be lot Saturday night. Paving will give employment to quite a few men hero this summer right at a timo when men are needing jobs. FAMOUS TRIAL OF CLARA SMITH BEGINS TODAY One of the most famous cases that hns come to ihe attention of the American peoplo since the Harry K. Thaw case, started at Ardmore, Okln., today. It is the caiic of Clara Smith, charged with the shooting of Jake L. Hamon, millionaire republican com mitteeman, in an Ardmore hotel. Hamon was the man in the repub lican convention nt Chicago who started the rout of Wood's followers and turned tho tide for Harding, and it was through his influence that Ok lahoma went republican in the nation al election. The trial will probably last for a number of days, as a large number of witnesses have been called. VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF A verdict for the plaintiff for $1250 was rendered by the jury last week in the case of Lucinda Holton administrator of the estate of R. T. Holton, deceased, vs. John Jones This1 ense is the outgrowth of an au tomobile accident that occurred on the streets of Clovis several years ogo, when it . was charged by the plaintiff that defendant ran over R. T. Holton. now deceased, with a car. This esse was tried one time be fore in this county and was sent back by the supreme court for a new trial. BUILDING NEW HOME. D. F. Thomas has commenced the erection of a new home in the east part of town. Mr. Thomas is a car penter and figures while woTk is dull that it is a good time to build a house for himself. CITY COUNCIL PURCHASES ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT At a meeting of the City Council Monday night, an order was passed authorizing the purchase of 750 feet of fire hose for tho city fire depart ment. When the new equipment is received, the city fire department will have 1250 feet of good hose, which is considered omplo, even in an emet gency, The new hose is expected within the next sixty days. WOMAN'S CLUB The Women's Club met at the home of Mrs. F. A. Dillon on Tuesday afternoon, March 8th. The subject of the day was, "Medical Properties of Trees, and Late Discoveries of Medical Science." Mrs. W. W. Nich ols very efficiently led the discussion and each lody present read an article on the subject of the day. The club adjourned to meet with Mrs. John Stephenson on Tuesday, March 22nd. TRACTOR SCHOOL On the 14th and 15th of this monlh tho J. I. Case Co. will conduct a live tractor school at the High School .iu ditorium in CloviH. D. F. Shinn, who is local salesman for the Case pro ducts in Clovis, says much interest is being taken in the school and he is expecting a big attendance. MARRIED IN LONG BEACH. News was received this week of the wedding of Mr. Clarence George and Miss Mnurine Evans which took place in Long Beach, Calif. Both young people are well known here and have many friends in Clovis who wish them happiness. LUBBOCK MURDERERS GET LONG SENTENCE !; WEEK'S NEWS IN BRIEF i President is Busy. I Spanish Minister Assassinated. President Harding and his new Eduardo Dato, Spanish PromiOr, was cubinet did not wait long to get into assassinated in Madrid Tuesdny night while returping from an executive meeting. He had been prominent in political affairs in Spain for a num ber of years. tho harness after the inauguration last Friday. The President wus at 'tis desk Suturday attending to the routine of business, and Secretary of State Hughes immediately dispatched a note to the governments of Costa Rica and Panama, stating that the United States would stand for no foolishness. Allies Invade Germany. Following refusal of the German envoys to occeed to the demands of the Allied powers on tho indemnity demand as a result of the war, Gen eral Foch ordered Allied troops to invade German territory. The inva sion, which started Tuesday, has met with no rooistance. Large cities in the coal district of that country are being taken over by French, British and Belgian troops. Troops Remain in Germany. Advices from the War Department state that no definite action hns been token on the proposed plan of with drawing American troops from the Army of Occupation at Coblenze, Germany. These troops are not be ing used as a part of the Allied in vasion of Germany. No Successor ()t Fall. Although the resignotion of Sen ntor A. B, Fall, of New Mexico, has been received by the governor no succssor has been appointed. At It gain. Reports from Russia indicate that fighting is still the order of the day. Premier Kenresky, the antl-Bolshivik loader who was booted out in 1917, is now lending nn attack on tho Sovcit troops In Pctrograd, and his drive is said to be crushing the Bolshivik resistance. Want Better Movies. A lnrgc number of motion picture producers and directors, in conven tion in New York last week, took drastic action against pictures which tend to givo the screen a bad reputa tion. A definite plan was agreed upon which will insure against the production of questionable films and will prevent the exploitation of pictures in a manner offensive to good taste. Three Men Who Shot Telegraph Op orator Given Speedy Trial Letting Only Two Days. Lubbock. Texas, March 0. F C Connolly and HuliVt Connolly, broth ers, and Jess Bond, were found guilty of the murder of J. Edgar Craft, by the jury in district cmrt which turned a verdict at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, after having been out since 11:30 Saturday night. The Connally brothers were sentenced to 99 years in the penitentiary and Bond'l penal ty was fixed at fifty years The jury rendered its verdict to the court behind closed doors and the sentences were pronounced on th1 accused men Monday morning. The defense will not make any ef fort to secure a new trial it is an nounced. The three men were arrested on February 25, after J. Edgar Craft telegraph operator of the Santa Fc here, was shot and killed during an attempted holdup of the station. The three latter confessed to the killing of Craft but claimed thnt the firing of the fatal shot was accidental, Hulitt Connally was alleged to have fired the bullet Into Craft's body when he told the masked men that he did not know the combination of the office safe, after he had been ordered to open it. Ed Connally was charged as being the master mind of the case ami Bond was held a" an accomplice. The three men were rushed to the Amarillo jail when feeling began to run high here. A speedy trial was promised and the men were arraign ed in court Friday morning. A jury was selected Friday and the evidence was heard Saturday, The jury was charged at 7 :00 o'clock Saturday and following arguments rctirod at 11:30 o'clock. The case has attracted wide atten tion and was considered by many as COUNTY FARM BUREAU HAS BOOSTER MEET! PROMINENT CITIZEN OF CURRY COUNJY IS DEAD E. E. Hickman, who for the past twelve years has been a resident of Curry County, died at the Mayo Bros. Sanitarium in Rochestor, Minn., Mon day morning. Mrs. Hickman, accom panying ths remains, arrived in Clovis thiB morning and the funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 'clock at the Presbyterian church. Rev. Elliott will conduct the funeral services and interment will be made in tho Clovis cemetery. Mr. Hickman was known as one of the most prominent citizens of Curry County, hnving lived on the Hickman farm eight miles north of Clovis for a number of years. He was an enter prising farmer and stock man, and was a member of the executive com- ittee of the Curry County Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife, and hiB son, Lawrence HicKmnn. COUNTY STANDS SECOND IN CRDPJODUGTi AMARILLO SECRETARY HERE TO DISCUSS GOOD ROADS "Amarillo and Clovis are on the route which is destined to become the nations greatest transcontinental highway," said W. B. Estes, secretary of the board of city development of Amarillo, in an address before the business men of Clovis Friday evening. "The thing we predict is :iot ut all impossible," said Mr. Estcs, "and can bo renlized through the co-opera tion of all th" town along the line.' With tha view of belter advertising tlw route In this vicinity, a booster delegation will v'.iiit points along tho lino in early April, A scries of sign boards, too, is being planned, and the route will be thoroughly advertised throughout the east and north. Plans For Coming Year Outlined. Membership Fee Increased From $2.50 to $5.00. The Curry County Farm Bureau has started off with a renewed en ergy. The sentiment of the meeting, held in the court house Tuesday, was that the Farm Bureau is of vital in terest to every farmer in the county, and it should be properly financed, to enable it to work. With this in view, it was unanimously voted to raise the membership fee from $2.50 to $5.00 for the year 1921, and to $10 per year .for the years 1922 and 1923. Several have already joined at the old rate of $2.50, and it was voted to make the payment of the additional $2.50 optional with these members. The meeting, which began at 10:00 a. m. and Justed through the day, was an enthusiastic one. J. M. Bick ley, Dr. Tailor, district live stock in spector, and C. A. Doty state rodent Inspector, appeared on the program, and in addition many volunteer talks were given. Reardings were also giv en by Mrs. Cornell. J. M. Bickley was appointed socrr -tary-trciisurer, and 3onnie Parish of Bcllview, Geo. W. Tivle of Melrose, o;u! Mr. Brims: nt Kunchvalc were anointed to complete the oxecuiive committees. STATE RODENT INSPECTOR VISITS CUKRY COUNTY DOCTORS HAVE MOVED to McClelland building The suite of office rooms in the new McClelland building over Man dell's is now occupied by Drs. Mc- Clellnn. Lancaster, Board, Clyn Smith and Dr. Smith, Dentist.. Tho suite consists of a large waiting room in addition to individual offices. GAMBLING BILL IS READY FOR SIGNATURE Santa Fe, March 8. A gambling bill that prohibits gr.mbling was ap proved by both houses of the Icgis- latur? this afternoon nnJ goes to me governor for his signature. The meas ure does not carry the emergency clause and will not become effective until 90 days af'T governor Mechem has attached his signature. This bill is the one pessed in the sennte and porinitMng gambling in residences and places not comonly used for that purpose. Tho house struck out this clause, thus making tho bill prohibit all gambling every where in the state. $62,000 REAL ESTATE DEAL CLOSED THIS WEEK C. A. Doty, state rodent inspector, with headquarters in Albuquerque, visited Clovis this week to attend the meeting of the Curry County Farm Bureau and to interest the farmers in this section of the country in the state-wide campaign that is being waged against prairie dgs and rod ents of all kinds. The state is making every effoort to assist the farmers in their fight ugainst al kinds of pests, Under present plans grain will be distributed at cost to fe.rmors who wish to kill prairie, dogs. Mr. Von Gieson, special field man, will be in Clovis next week end will be glad to inctruct farmers cn use of this poisoned grain, according to Mr. Doty. One department reported Inst year tin killing of 40 wolves and 19 wolf pups, 38 mountain loins, and 29 stick killing benrs, which saved the cr.ttlemon of the girt" s proximately $150,000. Agricultural Statistician Shows Total Crop Valuation of $3,975,872.00 For the Year 1920. Curry County again holds second place among the counties of N. M. according to a report, just issued by Dr. R. F. Hare, agricultural statisti cian of New Mexico. It produced a total value o. $3,- 970,872.00 of a production in tho state of $87,062,000.00. Curry coun ty also ranked second in land cultiva tion. Its cultivated land is exceeded only by Union county, which hns 235,000 acres in cultivation, but in an area three times the size of Curry county. The leading crop in Curry County in 1920 was grain sorghums, 71, 5,50 acres valued at $1,912,157.00. Winter wheat came second with an acrngo of 56,080 acres, valued at $1,256,192. Corn was third, hnving 3,584 acres, valued at $58,618. According to this report Curry County had eleven hun dred farmers in 1320, with an average of one hundred forty-five acres per farm in cultivation. The leading crop in the stats of New Mexico in 1!)20 was hay, valued at ten and one-half million dollar. Wheat was second with a value of nearly nine million dollars. Sorghum for gruin and forage was third, witli value of over eight n;!Mion dollars: ind corn was foorti with a valtm of $7,870,000. Benns ws fifth v.ith a production of two ur.d one-half mi'- ion dollars. With the incroH; in cultivated land in 1921, and the divisions being madu in other counties, Cii:iy County has . .... .. ... good piosppets in leucine me sia.o 'n cultivated land and vidue of fmm crops. court adjourns until mar: H 21 District Court has adjourned to niort on tho 21st of March at which time the criminal docket will be taken up and tho remainder of the jury cases will be tried. FEDERATION MEETS D. L. Moye has traded Curry Coun ty property to A. M. nnd S. L. Greg ory of Mt. Res'; Cou-.ity, Colorado for property there. Messrs. uregory will move to this c:uty, however it is not Mr. Moye's int'-ntion to move awav from Currv County. Tin deal is or.o of the largcnt that has been made in Curry County real estate for some time nnd r presents about $02,000. The deal was clo'd by W. II . Doughton of the Doughton Land Company. At the regular meeting of the Clo vis Federation of Woman's Clubs which was held in the Lyceum Then tre last Monday at 2 :30 p. m., the f ol lowing officers were elected for the ensuing vcir: President, Mrs. W. W. Mayes; Fust vice president, Mrs. C. E. Smycr; Sec ond vice president, Mrs. H. A. MiUcr Secretary, Mrs. Cash Ramey; TreaS' urer, Mrs. Jeff Hiirhtower; rarlm mentarian, Mrs. E. W. Bowyer; Au ditor, Mrs. John Luikart; Press Ke porter, Mrs. C. H. Shannon. A special meeting hns been called to meet in the Lyceum Theatre neA't Monday, March lith, at 3 '00 p. m Every member is urged to be present NEW COMMISSIONER HERE MRS ZERWER BETTER. Mrs. W. C. Zerwcr, who underwent an operation for appendicitis recent ly, was seriously sick the latter part of the week, but is much better now and is out of danger. Leo Snetter, the son of Mr. and m A C flnntfat foil frnm nil nnt- I.IUM ailU nua VUlinillllEU VJ ...MI. w v., iv.w, - " - - - having been one of the most brutal ing bar at the LaCasita school build- murders ever committed in this dis-lng last Sunday afternoon and broke trict. Ms arm. John A. LaRue of Melrose wns in Clovjs Monday attending a meeting of the Board of County Commission el's. Mr. LaRue was appointed few weeks ogo by the governor to fill out the unexpired term of Dr. J. D Lynch who rt.igned shortly after the first of the year. TO RETURN SOON. Hon. W. H. Duckworth and Mrs, Duckworth will ' return home next week a'fter a two month's stay in Santa Fe where Licutgmant Gov ernor Duckworth has been presiding over the state senate. CLUB WILL BACK CLOVIS OF CQMHE Kiwanians Pledge Themselves to Get Squarely Behind Organisation For the Coming Year. The work of the Chamber of Com merce was unanimously endorsed at the Kiwunis Club luncheon Wednes day. G. P. Kuykendoll told of the money needed to pay current expen ses of the organization and enthusi astic talks were ulso made by C. E. Dennis, S. A. Jones, A. B. Austin and W. Harrison, after which the club pledged itself to get squarely behind the organization. The club heard tulks by Cash Ra mey and G. W. Singleton and enjoyed some vocal selections by A. O. Kuhn of Denver and S. W. Hutton of Ft. Worth, who are in Clovis conducting the Sunday School Workers Insti tute at the Christian Church. New Secretary. C. A. Hatch tendered his resig nation ns secretary of Ihe club on ac count of not hoving time to devote to the work. W. C. Zerwer, coshier of the Clovis National Bank, was unanimously chosen in his place. UNIFORM AWNINGS HELP BEAUTIFY CITY Ogg & Boss have recently erected a modern awning in front of their restaurant that conforms with the awning on the new McClelland build ing next door. Modern and uniform wnings would do much toward beau tifying the appearance of Main Street. McLEAN RETIRES Geo. McLean, who has served the county as County Road Superintend ent for the past year or more, was In Clovis Monday winding lip tho af fairs of his office before the County Commissioners, as the legislature re cently uholished tho office of County Road Superintendent. WHEAT PROSPECTS FINE John F. Smithson, who was in town from Grady Tuesday, says he never saw better prospects for a wheat crop than there are now In the Grady country. He figures that section is sure to make a wonderful wheat yield this year. : -.'.J..,,' "