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m I ft VI. I I a I IB n I s tmm i i a l l ' l iw l I r l n ill Oldest Established Paoer in Currv Countv Official Paner of TJ. S. Land Offlo VOL. 14, NUMBER 48. THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1921. SIXTEEN PACES 12.00 PER YEAR UIKART IS C OF C American Legion Post to Hold Memorial Services P,LL SERVICE MEN URGED TO ATTEND CEREMONY Cmvei of all Service Men Will Be Decorated. Parade Formt at Elk Hall at 9:00 O'clock. Mcitioriul services for the heroic dead of Clovis and Curry County will Iw held on next Monduy, Memorial Day, by the Dean Lucas Post No. 25 of the American Legion, according to announccccmts made this week. At a meeting of the Post Monday evening plans for the services were discussed and decided upon and va rious committees appointed to take care of the different phases of the work. The following pluns were decided upon: All ex-service men, Spanish-American and Civil War veterans will meet at the Elks Home, Monday, May 80th at 9:00 a. m. '''lose who have uniforms are urged .Vj'ar them all ex-soldiers urged to be there whether In uniform or not. Column will form in front of Elks Hvv snd proceed to cemetery where Memorial services will be conducted and graves of all soldier dead will be decorated. Line of march will be north to court house and west to cem etery. Order of procession will be as fol lows: Bund, Color Guard, Firing Sipiitd, Bugler, main column, floral offerings. Disabled veterans ond vet erans of other wars will follow in cars. Others who wish to take part in the ceremonies are urged to full in behind cars. The American Legion is anxious to secure the mimes of all former serv ice men buried in the Clovis cemetery, so that these graves cun be marked. Anyone having Information on this subject should phone immediately to one of the newspapers, or notify Post Commander Dougluss K. Fitz hugh. Rev. W. W. Brawler and Dan iel Boone were appointed on a com mittee to mark all graves in tlvs local cemetery. Tho. having floral offering for any staves of service men are re quested to send them to the American Legion headquarters Monday morn ing, notifying Daniel Eoonc. REAGAN LAND COMPANY BUYS INSURANCE BUSINESS E. W Reagan the past week pur chased the insurance business of the Clovis Abstract and Insurance Co., (formerly Baker Bros. Agency) and will in the future operate under the name of Clovis Insurance Agency in connection with the business of the Reagan Lund Co. Mr. Reagan will move his office to Main Street and occupy the same building with the First Mortgage Loan Co. ;tF.N GAINES SCHEDULED) SIX TO BE PLAYED HERE Ten games are scheduled for the local baseball club, according to man ager W. D. Mack, and six of the tilts arc to be played on the home grounds. This will please Clovis fans, who have been loyally supporting the Clo vis club since the season started. Lubbock vill play here Sunday and Monday, May 29th and 30th, and then the team Journeys to Amarillo for two games on June 4th and Gth. Roswell will probably stop off here again for two tilts on June 11th and 12th. These dutes are not definitely settled, and further announcements will be made. And then Clovis will play Roswell there on June 22 and 23. OVER PARTJ1F COUNTY Northern Communities Get Heavy Downpour During Early Days of (hit Week. Crops Look Fine. Good rains have continued to fall over the northern purt of Curry County during the early part of this week, and reports from many of the northern communities Indicate that crop conditions arc excellent. The following reports were received this morning: Grady. Good rains Sunday, Monduy and Tuesday nights. Total rainfall with in past week of more than two and a hulf Inches. Bellview. Heavy rains Sunday night. Good rains Monday. Another heavy rain Tuesday. Approximately three inches of rainfall in all. Crops looking fine. Claud. Good rains every day except Wed nesday. Young cloudburst Tuesday night. All lakes in this community are practically filled up. Crops fine. ' Hollene. Heavy roins Sunday and Tuesday. Good showers Monday. Crops im proved 100 per cent in post two weeks. Pleatant Hill. Only light showers this week. Good rain last week. Things looking fine. Texico Light sprinkle Monduy night. Good rains last week. Wheat in fine shape. Ranchvale. Good ruin Tuesday night. Water si ill standing in many places. Regu lar waterspout eighteen to twenty miles north of here. Crop conditions excellent. Riw crops plnnted after i.ist week's ruins arc coming up in f'.ie shape. Melroie. Good rain Sunday night. Big ruin Tuesday afternoon and evening. Crop outlook excellent. EJ. AS CITY SUPERINTENDENT Will Leave Soon for Columbus, O. To be Eastern Manager of Large Publishing Company. E. W. Bowyer, superintendent of Clovis Public Schools, tendered his resignation this week to the board of Education, his resignation to tke ef fect July 1. Mr. Bowyer assumed charge of Clovis schools five years ago and has made the schools the best in the state by his efficient management. He is recognized as one of the state's lead ing educators and is now president of the New Mexico Educational Associa tion. Mr. and Mrs. Boywer will be missed in Clovis. While Mr. Bowyer has been Instrumental in giving Clovis good schools, Mrs. Bowyer has been prom inent in club work and a leading spirit in matters of civic progress. Mr. Bowyer and family go to Co lumbus, O., to make their home. He has accepted a position as eastern manager for the McKnight & Mc Knight Publishing Co. and assumes the duties of his now position on Sep. timber 1st. It is an Important po sition and has an attractive future. Mr. Bowyer and his family plan now to leave for Columbus about the mid dle of June. L SERVICES TO STMTJKT SUM Evangelist I. E. Honeywell and Party Will Arrive This Week-End Plans are Completed. One of the greutest revivals in the history of Clovis will begin next Sun day, Muy 29th, when Evangelist I. E. Honeywell and party will open their evangelistic campaign here, ac cording to Rev. R. B. Freeman. Morning and evening services will be held each day during the revival, which will extend over a period of ap proximately four weeks. The meet ings will be held in the Elks Audi torium, recently used for Chautauqua performances, and the revival will be held under the auspices of the Clovis Ministerial Association. The Honeywell party consists of I. E Honeywell and Mr. and Mrs R. G. Swartzbaugh. Rev. Honeywell is an evangelist of note, and was formerly associated with the famous Billy Sunday for five years. Mr. Swartzbaugh is soloist and choir leader, and Mrs. Swartzhuugh is pianist, and will do choir work with the children and will deal with speciul problems among the women. The Honeywell party recently con ducted a big union meeting in Santa Barbnra, California, and is now hold ing a similar meeting in Colorado Spring. Preparations for the meeting are now in the hands of a committee of men from the four churches, un der the supervision of G. P. Kuykcn- dull, chairman, Cottage prayer meetings in various parts of the town have been conduct ed during the past two weeks. 016 HIKEJR JUNE 6 Forty-Eight Youngsters Will Take Ten Days' Trip to Pecos Valley Recruiting Is Lively. Forty eight healthy youngsters, members of the local troop of Boy Scouts, are anxiously watching the calendar and waiting for June rth, for that is the date set for the first scout hike. The scene of the camp will be at Blue Springs on the Black river in the Guadalupe mountains about twenty miles from Carlsbad. And it isn't going to be a hike, either, for the party will go by train und in motor cars. The Boy Scout movement was re- with Rev. C. D. Poston, who is now vived in Clovis a short time ago scoutmaster of the organization. In a short time the quotu of 32 required for a troop was reached and the boys are still joining. The over sized troop has now reached 48 and there are a number of boys who are anxious to join. Mr. Poton discussed the matter at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club Wednesday and urged that body to encourage another scoutmaster to take up the work. If this can be done another troop will be organized, and both troops will be recruited up to the regular strength of 32. Things have been humming in the scout headquarters this week accord ing to Mr. Poston. Four regulnr meet ings were held this week, and the boys will be kept busy until the date of the trip. RQSWELL WINS FIRST E IT 5-1 Pitchers Pounded (or Numerous Hits, But Airtight Support Pre vents High Score. Spearing a line drive in the last half of the ninth inning, with two men down and the buses full, third base man Jones ruined a good game for Clovis and Roswell won the first of a two-game series yesterday after noon by a 5-4 score. Mickey and Presley, pitching for Clovis, were tapped for thirteen hits, while the Incuts gathered an equal number from Oberlin. But they were well scattered and this prevented a higher score. The second game of the series will be played this afternoon, and Clovis is confident of coming out with the long end of the score. Box Score. CLOVIS Player and pos. AB R II PO A E Stroupe.ss 5 1 1 0 1 1 Cave, c 5 1 3 10 3 0 Burgins, If 2 0 1 0 0 0 Godwin, If 2 110 0 0 Johnson, lb 5 0 3 8 1 0 Ruth, 2b 4 0 0 4 4 0 Mickey, p 3 0 0 0 1 0 Presley, p. 1 0 1 1 1 0 Craig, 3b 4 112 0 0 Tucker, rf 3 0 0 2 0 0 Voyles, cf 2 0 1 0 0 2 Croft, cf 1 0 0 0 0 O Mack 1 0 10 0 0 Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0 Total. ...3p 4 13 27 11 3 Butted for Tucker In ninth; butted for Croft in ninth. ROSWELL Player and pos. AB R H PO A E R. Etz, 2b 3 2 1110 O. Jones, rf 4 0 0 2 0 1 H. Etz, cf. .--.4 1 2 2 0 0 Cavnnaugh, lb. ..5 0 4 9 0 1 Erwin, c. B 0 1 5 0 0 E. Jones, 3b. 3 1 1 5 1 0 Talbot, If 3 0 2 0 0 0 Nichols, ss 2 12 2 1 0 Oberlin, p. .: 4 0 0 1 3 0 Total 35 5 13 27 6 2 Summary. Two base hits, Stroupe, Johnson, Cavannugh Home runs, Craig. Stolen bases, Cnvc, Johnson, Presley, R. Etz, H. Etz. Struck out by Mickey, 5; by Presley, 3; by Oberlin, 6. Bases on balls off Mickey, 4; off Presley, 2. Time of game, 2:05. LEGION ASKS BUSINESS MEN TO DECORATE MAIN STREET A committee consisting of Capt. .1. C. Luiknrt. Wilfred Chalfunt, O. A. Kennedy and Glenn Haunstein was appointed at a meeting of Dean Lucas Post No. 25 of the American Legion Monday night to ask the mer- hnnts of Clovis to decorate main Street in an appropriate manner for the Memorial duy exercises next Mon day. This committee will work with a committee from the Kiwanis Club in discussing the matter with the bus iness men. VALUATION OF CORPORATE PROPERTIES UP FOR 1921 Acording to a statement received this week by County Assessor George Roach, the valuation of corporate properties in Curry County in the 1921 assessment, will be more than $100,000 nigher for 1921 than for 1920. Valuation of railroad properties dronned while there wns a small ad vance in telephone and telegraph properties and a decided increase In the valuation, of bank stocks. Comparative valuations for 1920 and 1921 follow: Railroad. 1920 $2,540,958 1921 $2,542,640 Banks. 1920 $301,901 1921 $406,725 Telephone and Telegraph 1920 $41,109.00 1921 $43,553.04 PRESIDENT STIIUINSETTIED Negotiations Have Been Carried on Peacefully. No Violence Has Been Indulged In, Clovis lias been in an excited mood for the past few days as the result of a badly mixed up so'iaMile over wages paid the men on the paving construc tion work. The trouble dates back several weeks, when most of the men on the grading crews walked out, demanding u raise in pay from 35 to 50 cents per hour. Things drugged ulong until last Saturday when a delegation of union men from the shops marched through the streets and held a series of con ferences regarding the attitude of the mayor and others on the wage situa tion. Wednesday afternoon a delegation of laboring men demanded that the workers on the surfacing crew on east Munroe Avenue walk out. They re fused, and were given until 7:05 a. m. today to make up their minds. Last night sixty citizens of Clovis and Curry County met at the court house, and without taking a stand one way or the other on the wage problem, expressed the determination that law and order must be main tained. So far negotiations have been car ried on peaceably and no violence has been offered, A committee consisting of Carl Hutch, Frnnk Dice, Wm. Holding hausn, A. B. Austin and J. R. Den- hof was appointed to confer with the union men. At this conference the committee recommended that the matter be taken up with the construc tion company in a business like way with a view to settling thing! defi nitely. A. R. Hcbcnstrcit, of Albuquerque, vice president of the New Mexico Con struction Company, stated this morn ing about 100 men are employed by the company on the paving work, and these men nre receiving from 35 cents an hour up. These are Clovis men, Mr. Hebenstreit says with the excep tion of a very few skilled workers who hnve been here since the job started. BANKS COME TO RESCUE OF SCHOOLS At a meeting of the Clovis bunkers held one day lust week $.".0,000 was nledged for the purpose of taking care of school warrants during the next yer.r, this to apply to Clovis schools as well as to some of the rural schools. According to S. A. Jones, president of the school board, this will insure a full school term in I lo- vis next veur notwithstanding the re cent ruling by the state educationul authorities in regard to school war rants. HARRISON WILL ATTEND COMMITTEE MEETING C. W. Hurrison president of the First National Bunk will leave the lat ter part of the week for Amarillo where he will attend an executive committee meeting of the Panhandle Bunkers Association, of which he is vice president. The next meeting of the association will be at Lubbock and arrangments arc being made foi a great meeting. BUT WE DID IT! "We had to beat nine men and two umpires to win the game, but we did it" That's the re- port one of the fans who wit- nested the game at Tucumcari Sunday, when Clovis won by a score of 7 to 5. Whether or not the umpires did the square thing, Clovis baseball enthusi- asts are well pleased with the number of times the local club has been able to say,"We did It." T Of Chamber Will Be At Work Within Short Time. Service Fund Now $5,064; Membership 285. V. I. Luikurt will head the reor ganized Clovis I'huiuber of Commerce. 'I he new board of directors, elected l.y mailed primary and final ballot, is constituted us follows: W. B. Cramer, C. W. Harrison, W. I. Luikurt, Miss L. K. Kendall, W. II. Bowman, A. B. Austin, Jus. M. Bickley, Bert Curless, C. A. Hutch, J. E. Lindley, E. L. Manson und A. Mundell. The board met yesterday und mimed Mr. Luikurt president, C. W. Hurrison and A. Mundell, vice presidents. D. W. Jones was returned as secretary. The elec tion of u treasurer will be made by a committee from the banks of the city. Practically equal in importance with the board of directors is the Forum Committee which was named yesterduy as follows: C. F. Doughton, president; G. O. Roberts, S. A. Jones, Alex Shipley, Rev. W. W. Brander, Mrs. E. H. Ashcraft, Mrs. E. R. Cas sell, K. C. Childers, W. H. Taylor, Dr A. L. Dillon, W. W. Nichols and A. W. Johnson. This committee will direct the members forum which is virtually an organization within the chamber and which provides the means for the membership making known its desires to the directors. The Forum will hold frequent meetings of the membership at which matters of interest are brought up and dis cussed and the wishes of the mem bers ascertained and expressed. The definite program of projects which the chamber will undertake im mediately will be built from sugges tions made tonight at group meetings of the entire membership to be held at the high school. Every member will have an equal voice in deciding what things the chamber will under take. A program of work committee, to be numed by Chairman S. A. Jones and President W. I. Luikurt, will cun vass the suggestions and form the program, placing the things the ma jority indicate on the major program for immediate undertaking und other suggestions on the forum program for subjects for discussion and devel opment ut forum meetings. As major projects are accomplished those pro jects which are developed through the f oi urn will he moved to the major progrum. Committees will be appointed im mediately to the various projects on the major program, will be furnished with data on how orgunizntions else where have accomplished like under takings und will be responsible to the board and membership for carrying out each particular project after which the members will be relieved. A committee on committees to name these project committees is constitut ed as follows: W. B. Cramer, W. II. Bowman, A. B. Austin, Milton Brown, and J. C. Luikurt. J. E. Lindley, C. A. Hatch and E. L. Manson constitute un auditing and finance committee. Bert Curless, A. .Mundell and A. B. Austin form n committee on equipment. The next week wil see the chamber actually functioning nnd started on the road to constructive achievment. The program will be completed; com mittees will be started at work; a model forum meeting of the member ship will be held to discuss some live subjects of especial interest at this time; and the whole organization put under way. Modern accounting and filing systems are being instituted. The membership of the chamber now stands at 286 and the service fund at $5,064. PLANS FOR BEAUTIFYING CEMETERY TO BE DISCUSSED All those interested in improving and beautifying the Clovis cemetery should attend the Memorial Day serv ices at the cemetery next Monday morning. At that time plans wilt be submitt ed to those interested.