Oldest Established Paner in Currv Countv
Official Patiftr of U. 8. Land Offlr
VOL. 14, NUMBER 47.
THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1921.
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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
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
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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';
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
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-
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
Punch was served and there was
plenty of music and danc;ng through
out the evening.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Piano Solo .
..Rev. C. D. Poet on
Hon. Harry I.. Patton
Departmental Chorus, 7th and 8th
Presentation of Diplomas, Supt. E. W.
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
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
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
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
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
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
With 35 Additional Acreage Under
Cultivation, Moisture Assures
Good Crain Crop.
Monday . .04
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
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
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
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
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
Horace Chrisi iberry returned this
week from a visit to his home in
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
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