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'County Clerk 11-1-20 Oldest Established Paner in Currv Countv Official Patiftr of U. 8. Land Offlr VOL. 14, NUMBER 47. THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1921. SIXTEEN PACES $2.00 PER YEAR NINTH INNING RALLY WINS GUMEFOR CLOVIS Good Headwork of Stroupa and Time ly Drives by Cava and Burgins Win in the Last Minute. Staging a ninth inning rally, Clovis cume out with the long end of a 7 to 0 score over Amarillo on the local dia mond Monday afternoon. Features of the game, were the pitching of Oats of Amarillo, and the fielding of Mickey of Clovis. Oats struck out fourteen men and allowed eight hits and three walks, and Mickey nuide gome seemingly impossible catches. Clovis started scoring in the first inning when Stroupe walked and was advanced hy Cave's sacrifice. Bur glna and Johnson were safe on sacri fice hits, and Ruth's single scored Stroupe and Burkina. Johnson and Ruth scored on Horton's error, bring ing the total up to four. In the next inning Johnson's single went through Drain's fingers, scoring the fifth run, and tin' locals were hlanked through the next five innings. Amnrillo scored twice in the third when Kent trippled, Woodward was hit by a pitched hull, and CusBelmun drove out a long one for three basis. The visitors counted again in the sixth when Cussclmun drew a two-bagger and scored on Yearout's single, Murphy of Clovis pulled out of a bad hole in the seventh when Good win and Kent singled and Oats gained first on an error, with none down, hut Cassclinnn's popup caught Good wir napping, Woodward whiffed and Calvcry was out on a Ioiik fly. In the eighth Hortun gained first on an error. Kroff. singled, und Goulwin's long drive was muffed, letting in two scores and tying the LA ... . the first of the ninth Wood- ,iii was safe when Ruth juggled a w grounder. Yearout s threu-bug- brought in what seemed to be the winning run. Two pinch hitters failed to deliver the goods for Clovis. The count stood two and three on (Continued on last page! CURRY COUNTY STANDS FIRST IN TAXES PAID Although a large percentage of tuxes are unpaid, and taxpayers over the state are more than $1,000,000 behind in payments, Curry County stands first in the amount of 11)20 taxes paid in. Up to March Hist, u total of 4!i.."H'J of the taxes had been paid in, more than any county in the stale. Guadalupe Cuunty played the cellar role in 1020 collections, with only 17.10', collected. Less than 40' 1 of 1020 taxes now due over the state have been paid in. Statistics show that an average of !'; of 1010 taxes are atill unpaid. Lea County heads the list with 100', paid in, and Curry County conies fifth in this list with 00.00'; collected. Domestic Science Cirlt to Serve Fifty; Rev. Ted P. Holifield Will Be the Principal Speaker. Plans have been completed for the annual Alumni Banquet, which will be held in the High School gymnasium immediately following the commence ment exercises Friday evening. More tlvm fifty almuni are expected to be lUcnt. The banquet will be served by the girls of the domestic science depart ment under the1 direction of Mrs. Fayette Copeland, Jr. The following program will be ren dered: Preliminaries by the Tonstmast er Walter Howell Welcome to Seniors and Visit ors, -Berniee Fry Response, Kent Hunt Reading, Ruby Suman Review of Senior Clnsses,..Supt. , E. W. Bowyer. Closing address, Rev. Ted Holll- field. Business Session, II ENDJEXT WEEK Campaign Teami Plan lo Bring Mem bership to 300 Mark) Fund of $10,200 Hat Been Raited. Confident of putting the member ship of tha reorganized Clovis Cham ber of Commerce over the 300 goal in a final "clean-up" next week, the team organization which has already secured 271 members for the Cham ber is "laying off" in order to get caught up on personal business and to attend Chautauqua this week. The urbanization will be called together for one more morning's work which will end the drive for membership. Several score of likely prospects havo not yet been seen and the workers feel lure of making the goal set. "Usually these drives last five days," said Campaign Director Mowat this morning, "hut we believe that if we can get the whole 'gang' out for one more big effort, we will go well wr our goal. The trade excursion r.'ul Chautauqua Imve taken away considerable impetus from the cam paign but the four majors and myself feel confident that the workers will respond for a final effort after they have got caught up on their own affairs. The showing mndc in the face of the most discouraging out look prior to the recent showers lands as a monument to the spirit of Clovis. You can't stop a town that goes out and raises over $10,000 for its Chamber of Commerce with such a gloomy outlook as existed before the rains came." The service fund is now hovering near the $."i,000 mark nnd will go well over that when several firms which still have their subscriptions under consideration have been heard from. With the present membership the total income already assured for the Chamber is over $10,200. NEW FIXTURES INSTALLED IN LOCAL POST OFFICE Two additional sections of fixtures were added to the equipment, of the local post office this week. The new fixtures extend Vncle Sam's office several feet, and add another window. Following the recent letter count a notice has been received that the Clovis post off'ce will get a f.ew cancelling nuchino, which will be a big time-saver for the local force. JUDGE BRATTON RETURNS Judge Sum 0. Brutton returned Saturday from Ri-'swiill, where he hns been holding court. SANTA EE FORCES ARE HOSTS AJJPEN HOUSE Superintendent C. E. Smyer and As sistants Welcome Public to Inspect New Building. Superintendent C. F.. Smyer nnd the members of his office "vice Were hosts Tuesday niekt when ifc'ne mew Santa Fe office building was thrown open to the public. Everybody was invited, and from the crowd that wat there it seemed that most everyone mine. Punch was served and there was plenty of music and danc;ng through out the evening. Modirn Building. The new building contains, besides the basement, ten rooms downstair.' and six upstairs, all conveniently ar ranged and well lighted and ven tilated. The cost of constructing the build ing has been in the neighborhood of $100,000. ' The first floor will he occupied by the chief dispatcher, trick dispatchers, telegraph office, general foreman of bridge and building and water service, roadmaster, transportation inspector, claim adjuster, and chemist. The second floor will be occupied by Superintendent Smyer and his of fico force and the division engineer and assistants. In the basement there will be a large filing room, committ"n rooms and other conveniences. The building is modern In every particular, and practically fire-proof. The job of moving into the new I building was commenced Mondav. C. OF C. IRE BEING SEIECTEO Preliminary Ballots Mailed Out Last Night to Every Member) Final Selections Made Saturday. Every member of the reorganized Clovis Chamber of Commerce is to have the opportunity this week to voice his choice for directors of the Chamber, and next week to assist in building the program of work for the organization. At a meeting of the old board of directors Tuesday a number of im portant committees were named to handle various phases of the organi zation work. W. H. llowman, C. C. Ridings und Carl A. Hak'h were appointed to con sider a standard set of by-laws which were presented by them and adopted at a meting of the new membership last night. The election of a board of twelve directors by secret mailed primary and ballot is under way. G. O. Rob erts, Cash Austin and Mrs. E. H. Ashcriift are selection judges and will appoint tellers to assist them. Primary ballots consisting of a i osier of the entire membership were mailed out lust night to the members. Each member is asked to murk his choice of twelve men or women and mail or return the ballot in person be. fore Friday evening of this week. The judges and tellers will meet to morrow night and canvass the elec tion returns, The twenty-four re ceiving the highest number in the primary will be placed as nominees on a final ballot which will be mailed out Saturday. Each member will again vote for twelve of the nominees and return the final ballots by Tuesday night, May 24th, when they will he counted und the twelve receiving the highest number of votes will be declared lected. The new directors will then elect a president nnd vice president from among their own number, Next week the entire membership will be called into small group meet ings to freely discuss their ideas as to the needs of Clovis, At the clos.' of these meetings, each will write; down his or her suggestions for un dertakings for the reorganized Cham- bee. C. F. Doughtnn. S. A. Jones, R. M. Bishop, W.W. Mnyes. Cash Ramey, W. D. Hartley, Russell Hardwick. and Miss I.. E. Kendall have been appoint-j d group leaders to preside ovur the group meetings. From the written suggestions the hings which a large number believe houlil he undertaken at this time will become apparent and will he placed on a definite program which will be the Chamber's promise to the Membership for the coming year. Projects of worth suggested by only a few will be placed on a dis..iissional program nnd tuken up one at a time for open discussion at' members' furum" meetings. A temporary committee consisting of Dr. F. A. Dillon, Rev. W, W. Brander and C. W. Harrison has been nppifinted to handle the first forum meetings which will be held during the next two weeks, Later m a permanent forum organization will be effected to handle this im- tortant phase of the Chamber of Commerce work. Organization Director George Everson, who is supervising the in- 'tailing of the standard modern meth wls ef organization procedure, states. 'The huilding of the prog rum of work is a highly important duty. Ever;. .nember should attend the group meeting to which he is assigned and diould give his best thought to mak ing suggestions for the new Cham ber's program." TWO GOOD SPEECHES AT KIWANIS CLUB LUNCHEON Dr, Roberts, formerly of the Nor mal at Lns Vegas, was a speaker at the Kiwanis Club Wednesday. Dr. Roberts gave an excelent talk which was highly enjoyed. Following Dr. Roberts, Mr. G. O. Roberts of the Roberts-Dearborne Hardware Co, read an Instructive paper on the hardware Industry. Mr. Roberts' paper was well prepared. Milton Brown of the Kemp Lumber Company gave nice match boxes as favors of the day. Slow Rainfall Proves Big Blessing for Crops JIM BEJLD FRIDAY Commencement Exercises Set for Fri day Morning. .Hon. Harry L. Patton will Deliver Address. Commepccnient eeicises fjr the eighth grade will be held in the High School auditorium Friduy (tomorrow) morning at 10 o'clock, The princi pal address will be given by Hon. Harry I,. Patton, The program of the exercises fol low; Processional Invocation . Piano Solo . Declamation Address ..Virginia Weisinger ..Rev. C. D. Poet on Edith Roberts Agnes Brown Hon. Harry I.. Patton Departmental Chorus, 7th and 8th G rndes. Presentation of Diplomas, Supt. E. W. Bowyer. Benediction Rev. R. B. Freeman Those In this yeai'a graduating class are ns follows: J, B. Atwood. Lealhn A'ford, Bruce Ashcruft, Lucille Buvouscttc, Agnes Brown, Jesse K. Hoard, Jot Bailey, Goldie Coll, Frank Curren, Milus Cook, Joe Crista, Clurence Daniels, (JIMe Duke, Rebecca I-inley, Maltlc i very enjoyable musical prftgrnm. In Lou Frost, Ina Mae Gage, Rebecca the evening this same company gave a Gibson, Oln Mae Goodman, Ruth pleasing progru mwhich was supple Gregory. Oris Hawkins, Grace Hines, I mented by a lecture on "The Indi Elliott Ivy, Marvin Jones, Aubrey j .p, nsable tools of Democracy." Jones, Alice J. h-, Ruth Jump.- Tbis aftcmnnn l..t,. i. v, ,i Junnita LnLonue, Helen I.aShier, Lois Lane, Margaret McCarty, Clovis Mc Clusky, Harlan Miller, Knthrin Mor gan, Annie Nicewarnier, Cora Noble, Velma Nixon, Jane Oringdroff, Chea tci' Patterson, Lee Payne, Francis Prince, Edith Roberts, Lillian Sar gent, Denun Summon?, Paul Shue, Hoy Snelson, Lida' Stone, Chirk Smith, tiurney Mimn, Bonnie Miiitn. mul 1 hnnmsnll i Kllth Wiilki.e .Inlin M Wosterficld, Grace Woodward, Va rum Woolen, Wilmn ootcn.Hessio Wright. Top Price Paid for Fine Shorthorn Bull at Big Oklahoma Auc tion Sale Last Week. ( has. E, Dennis & Son received this week two thoroughbred register ed Shorthorns, u bull and a ?ow, which were purchased Inst week by Mr. Dennis at the Luokabaugh Short horn sale at Watonga, Okla. The sire, Maxhall Wanderer, is the bert bred Shorthorn male ever brought to New Mexico and the own ers are justly proud of their purchase. The pi ice paid for Maxhall Wanderer, a yearling past, was $1850 and Mr. Dennis says that under conditions as they were last year, he would have brought several timos this much. The sire of Maxhall Wanderer, Fair Acres Sultan, Jr., sold last year at a public sale for $ 1 7.2-" 0. This famous sire, together with Pleasant' Fair Sultan, Max Acres Sultan (all sired by Fair crcs Sultan) won the silver trophy offered at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago for the best three bulls owned by one exhibitor and out of one sire, the three selling for $38,050. Combination Breed. The Shorthorn 0; 'Durham cattle, according to Mr. Dennis, are best adapted to this section in thnt it is a combination breed suitable for both dairy and beef cattle. Dennis & Son are to be congratulated for their en terprise in bringing such high grade stock to Curry County. CHIEF JUSTICE NEAR DEATH Chief Justice Edward W. White, of the United States Supreme Court, is seriously ill following an operation last Friday. Being Held at Elks Auditorium. The Series of Entertainments End Sunday Night, May 28th. The Chautauqua opened Monday afternoon with Vierrus' Hawaiians, who rendered a musical program very pleasing to the audience, most every number of which was encored. Mon day night the nuisiciuns gave another appreciated program, followed by a lecture by ( has. II. Plattenburg on Community Co-operation, which was an argument to the point for the mak ing of a progressive city and first class citizenship. The program Tuesday afternoon consisted of several instrumental and vocal numbers by the Musicul Grena diers, Tuesday evening u short pro gram was given by the same company of musicians und a lecture by Henry A. Adrian, on Food Conservation. Mr. Adrian has been an associate in business with the world renown Lu ther Burbunk and his lecture was worth the price of a season ticket. Wednesday afternoon ie Agnes L....l..l . niiuiieciiuvu company rendered a livered by Dr. J. Q. Robinson. To night (Thursday) the real treat of the Chautauqua will be given when Cohan's great play, "Broadway Jones," will be staged. A company of artists make up the cast for this play, On Friday nfternoon the Glenn Wells Company will give musical and dramatic numbers and Mine. Seliv- anova will lecture on Russia. Fri- day evening the Glenn Wells Com pany will give another program and Dr. Ng Poon Chew will lecture. Saturday nfternoon the Philhar monic Orchestra and Clarissa Harrold will give a program and Saturday night the Orchestra Company will en tertain, On Sunday afternoon Dr. John Temple Graves will lecture with a musical program appropriate for the day by the Montague Light Opera Singers. At night the singers will close the Chautauqua. LONE STAR LUMBER $25,000 Brick Structure to Be Built at Corner of Munroa Avenue and Mitchell Street. The Lone Star Lumber Company j has commenced this week on their new building to be erected at the cor- nor of Munroe and Mitchell. When cempleled the new building will cost : in the neighborhood of $25,000. Tin entire building, will be 110x140 feet nnd will put the entire yard and sheds under one roof. The present building and sheds will be torn completely away and the new structure will he of brick. The office will be on the corner of Munroe und Mitchell where it is now. In the Kiir of the office, facing on Munroe and extending seventy feet, will be plate gluss display rooms. Facing on Mitchell there will be a double lumber shed 38x110 and one single shed 24x110 with driveways in between and through the rear, and there will ulso be display rooms front ing on Mitchell. The work will be so handled that the company can transact business at its present locution while the new building is in progress. When the new structure is completed the Lone Star Lumber Co. will have one of the most up-to-date lumber yard buildings In this entire section. COMPANY WILL BUILD E With 35 Additional Acreage Under Cultivation, Moisture Assures Good Crain Crop. The Rainfall Friday .33 Saturday .33 Sunday .22 Monday . .04 Wednesday .03 Total ....95 Curry County, with a record break ing crop year just closed, is looking forward to at least a yield of 75' of last year's production, following the gentle downpour of ruin that fell throughout the county during the week-end. Crop conditions now are 1 OO'.l bet ter that they were a week ago. Wheat that hud been given up as lost on ac count of the drouth, will now make, according to the most conservative estimates, from fifteen to eighteen bushels per acre. The rainfall came just in time to put the ground in good shape for planting row crops, and it is probable that maize, kaffir nnd other small grain crops will be as good as last year. Last yeur nearly four million bush els of grain of all kinds were pro duced, with less than ten per cent of the tillable land under cultivation. However, with the popularity of the tractor, breaking sod is a much faster job than it used to he, and this spring these "iron mules" have been at work in every community turning sod for additional acreage. It is estimated that 35';; additional acreage is now under cultivation over .my other previous year. Curry County, during the year of 1020, produced crops to the totul valuation of $,'1,075,872, as compared to 87 millions as if total state pro duction. Curry County ranked sec ond In total acreage under cultivation. It was (exceeded only by Union coun ty, which has 2:1"), 000 acres of iand in cultivation, but has a total area three times greater than that of Curry County. The leading crops in Curry county in 1020 were grain sorghums, with an acreage of 71,5110 acres valued at $1,(M2,157. Winter wheut came sec ond with an acreage of 50,080 acres, valued ut $1,250,102. Corn was third, having 13,584 acres, valued at $58,018, According to the report of the agricultural statistician of New Mexico, Curry County had eleven hundred farmers in 1920, with an av erage of 145 acres per farm in culti vation. COMMENCEMENT FRIDAY I l'luns lu,V1' m'('n completed for the s-,h'"1 commencement exer- eises which will be held in the High School auditorium tomorrow evening (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. Ted P. Holifield, formerly of Clovis. will he tin' principal speaker of the evening. Thirty-five Seniors will re ecie diplomas. Horace Chrisi iberry returned this week from a visit to his home in Emery, Ark. ROSWELL WINS According 'to a wire received just ns the News goes to press. Clovis wus defeated this after- noon hy a score of fi to 1. This is the first defeat the locals have met this season. Roswell, ac- cording to the dope, picked a team from all over the Pecos vnlley.