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CM. CtoA Oldest Established Paoer in Currv Countv Official Paner of U. S. Land Office VOL. 14, NUMBER 49. THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921. SIXTEEN PACES $2.00 PER YEAR J. M. BIGKLLY NAMED CITY SUPERINTENDENT Elected This Week to Succeed E. W. Bowyer. Is Experienced School Man end Educetar. At a met Unit of the Clovis School Board on Monday night the board unanimously selected Jus. M. Bickloy as superintendent of the Clovig School, to fill the vacancy recently caused by the resignation of E. W. Bo.vycr.' The action of tho board in JAS. M. BICKI.EY the selection of Mr. Bickley for this important position meets with the general approval of Clovia school pat rons. He has been active in school work for a number of years, having nerved two terms as county superin tendent and since last November Iibs been serving as Rural School Super visor of the county. Mr. Bickley is recognized as one of tho leading school men of the state and under his direction the Clovis schools will be kept up to their present high stand ard. FORMER SANTA FE AGENT VISITS CLOVIS L. R. Conarty of Carlsbad spent Sunday and Monday in Clovis. Mr. Conurty was for several years Santa Fe agent at Clovis and has many friends hero. PUNS UNDER WAY FOR - S Other Counties In Plaint Country Will Have Song Meetings Dur inf the Summer Months. Plans are now under way for the next big singing meet which will be held at Hollene on Sunday, June ID, according to Jno. F. Taylor, president of the Curry County Singing Con vention. DoBaca County is following Cur ry's lead, and will hold a singing convention at Dunlap on the third Sunday in July. Texas counties, too, are planning big meeti'.-.gSj during the summer months. Parmer and Bailey Counties will hold their convention at West Camp the first Sunday in Au gust, and Castro County at Spring Lake the fourth Sunday in July. The fast singing convention of the year, at Ranchvale on April 17th, was one of the most successful meet ings ever held in the county. More than 2,500 people were present. Mr. Taylor is making an effort to secure a schedule of the singing con ventions that will be held in neigh boring counties, for It is likely that a number from Curry County will at tend one or ,moro of these meetings. 1R. JOHN WILSON' DIED SUDDENLY TODAY Mr. John Wilson died suddenly Thursday morning. He had started to the depot to see his wife away to Kentucky where she had started for . visit. Enroute to the depot, when near the home of J. H. Singer In the southeast part of town, he was strick en with a sudden attack of heart fail ure and died almost instantly. Mr. Wilson has lived In Clovis for number of years and was well known here." Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. DF IRK IS , ARRANGED! C. OF C. Definite Schedule of Things To Be Accomplished Selected From Bal lots of Al Members. The Chamber of Commerce has completed its organization nnd is now ready for work. As near as possible the board of directors pUm to cairy out the wishes of the Hiertbei's as in dicated in group meetings and by mail. The proposed activities are grouped under three heads; tho Major pro gram of work, the Fcruiu program and the Minor program on the pro grum of activities. The Mujor program of work con sists of lhou things which are upper most in the minds of the people at tiie present time, and are the activi ties which brought out ihe most dis cussion in the group meetings, and which were written down by the mem bership. These are the activities which will be taken up immediately when the organization gets to work. The Forum program includes those subjects which were proposed by the smaller number of people, which need clarifying in the public mind, a.id concerning which there is not wide public demand. Before these activi ties are undertaken they will be dis cussed at the Forum meetings. The program of special activities or the Minor program, consists of those activities that were mentioned least, and activities which relate to certain interests of the town only. These activities are usually undertak en after some of the other activities are disposed of, though they may be carried along at the same time as the Major program of work. Plank I Roads. To continue present road program to develop roads leading into Clovis from every direction with especial attention to the roads from the north in order to hold and increase trade area of Clovis. To continue development of main routes of Transcontinental Highways through Clovis. Plank II Rural Development. (a) To promote the dairy interests of Curry County by improving and in creasing the number of dairy cattle and providing for ameans of caring for tho produce in a condensery or creamery. (b) To bring about closer cooper ation and better feeling between fmming and business interests; to iron out misunderstandings. (c) To work for better facilities for marketing farm produce through Clovis. (d) To piomote the settlement of new comers on the land. Plank III Sanitation and Clean-up. (a) To build up sentiment for en forcement of Sanitary regulations and to seek to provide sanitary poli cies, and to secure adequate food in spection. (b) To clean up back yards, alleys and stock pens throughout1 the city. (c) To seek some plan for pro tection of public against tuberculosis infection through proper supervision of tuberculosis patients. Plank IV. Public Parks and Recrea tion Facilities. (a) To seek ways and means of securing and developing a public park for Clovis. (b) To seek to develop an amuse ment park and fair ground in the vi cinity of Clovis. (Continued on Page Four) BUSINESS COLLEGE TO LOCATE IN CLOVIS The New Mexico National Business College will soon open in Clovis. Mr. A. II. Perry, who has had a life-long experience in the work of conducting commercial schools will be in charge of the work. Mrs. Etta Lee Ferrin is sales manager of the school and reports that there has been much in terest in enrollment. Mr. Perry's company has schools at other points and says he has chosen Clovis as a location for his new school in view of the town's location and the fact that there is such a large territory tribu tary to this place. The new college expects to make an announcement next week in regard to location and date of opening. 2,010 PEOPLE ATTEND American Legion and Ex-Service Men Hold Most Impressive Service Ever , Witnessed in Clovis. Two thousand people of Clovis and Curry County attended the memorial K'rvices at the Clovis cemetery Mon day morning, when 100 ex-service men in uniform, members of Dean Lucas Post No. 25 of the American Legion, marched from Main Street to the scene of the ceremony. It was one of the most impressive scents ever witnessed in Clovis. The Legion men formed in front of the Elks Iiomc at 10:00 o'clock, and ihc order for the procession was as follows: Earn!. . Color Guard t Ex-?rvice men Veterans of other wars. Following tfie uniformed soldiers came approximately 200 cars. Form ing around a grave in the cemetery the program was rendered. After a short talk by post comamnder, Doug lues K. Fitzhugh, Invocation by Rev. W. W. Brander, and two numbers by the band, the decoration speech was made by Daniel Boone. The cere mony ended with volleys by the firing squad. While only one grave was decorat ed during the ceremony, all graves of former service men had been previ ously decorated by the American Legion. FIRST BAND CONCERT NEXT MONDAY NIGHT Johnson's Band will give their first concert on next Monday night at the park opposite the Lone Star Lumber Co. at the corner of Monroe and Mitchell. By that time the paving will be completed on Monroe and cars can easily get in to the park. The concert will commence at 7:30 and Mr. Johnson informs the News that an especially pleasing program has been provided for the first even ing's entertainment. NEWS BRIEFS Honor American Dead. Americans in France shared with the French the task of decorating the graves of American dead on Decora tion Day. There were 77 groups of graves, and other individual graves that were decorated. Big Wage Cut. A railroad wage cut of four hun dred million dollars annually will go into effect on 104 lines July 1st, ac cording to the order handed down June 1st by the United States Railway labor board. The hearing started on April 18th. Speed Records Smashed. Tommy Milton, driving an Ameri can made car, won the 600 mile au tomobile race at Speedway, Ind., on Decoration Day, with an average speed of 80.62 miles per hpur. This is about .20 faster than the former world's records. Seven Die In Crash. Seven people, five army' men and two civilians, were killed when a' big army ambulance plane crashed to earth in a storm near Morgantnwn, Maryland, last Saturday evening. Very little is known of the crash, ex cept the identification of the dead. A board of army officers is investigat ing. 170 Dead in Riot. It is estimated that 170 are dead as the result of race riots in Tulsa, Okln., starting on the night of May 31st, and lasting practically all night. Eight of the dead are white meif The riot started following the arrest of a negro charged with attacking a white wo man, when 200 armed negroes ap peared at the jail to defend him against a possible lynching. Several pitched battles with hundreds on each side were staged after midnight. The negro residence district was burned, and more than 13,000 were made homeless. Troops of national guards men finally restored order. American Legion Plans Big Independence Day Stunts BIG REVIVAL MEETING Evangelist Honeywell is Forceful Speaker. Schedule for Week End is Announced. Hundreds of people have attended the big union revival services which began last Sunday under the auspices of the Clovis Ministerial Association, and they are pleased with the forceful addresses of Kvangeiist I. E. Honey well. The Honeywell party, consisting of Evangelist Honeywell and Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Swartzbaugh, arrived in Clovis Friday and preparations were immediately started for the big choir that has furnished music throughout the campaign. The following announcements were made Thursday regarding the meet ings during the week-end: "Young people, don't fail to hear Honeywell in the Auditorium Friday evening at 7:45 on his great lecture, 'The Secret of Success., or How to Win.' "Saturday night the Boosters Choir will sing. "Sunday morning a large union sen-ice will be held in the Lyceum, at 11:00 o'clock. "At 3:00 p." m. in the Lyceum Thea tre Dr. Honeywell will speak to men and hoys on 'Paying the Fiddler.' "Mrs. Swartzbaugh will speak at the same hour to women and girls in the Christian church on 'The World's Great Question.' "At 7 :30 the large union meeting at the Auditorium. Subject, 'Kill or Cure,' by Dr. Hrtneywell." KIWANIANS AND JOHNSON'S BAND TO PLAY BALL Johnson's Band has challenged the Kiwanis Club for a baseball game. Mr. Johnson issued the challenge at the Kiwanis Club luncheon Wednes day. The club accepted the chal lenge and R. M. Bishop was named to pick the team to represent the club. The game will be played soon. A. W. Hockenhull nnd Rev. I. E. Honeywell both made interesting talks and little Miss Virginia Nell LaShier gave two readings that were heartily encored. IS PLANNING FAIR GROUNDS Expects to Cooperate With Various Organizations in Erecting Per. manent Grand Stand. The local post of the American Le gion is starting this week on its plans for a permanent fair ground, race track, etc., for the coming July 4th celebration and other events in the future. Although definite plans have not been arranged, the executive commit tee of tho Legion will take steps to get together every person and organi zation in Clovis that will be interest ed in such a proposition. Plans have been proposed at vari ous times for securing a permanent fair ground, stadium, grand stand, etc., and it is the object of the Legion to cooperate with every other organi zation in putting the proposition over. TWO BLOCKS COMPLETED. - The street paving is progressing nicely now. Tho surfacing has been completed on two blocks of East Mon roe avenue and these streets are being opened for travel this week. The work will now go ahead on West Monroe. This will be followed by completing North Main and West Grand Ave. Tho contracting company announc es that it will not do any more street grading until the streets now tied up are completed. DAIRY EXPERT ILL ' LECTURE IN CLOVIS H. S. Mobley, Noted Lecturer and Practical Dairy Man, Speaks at Court House on June 15th. During the five years between 1015 and 11)20 n greater advance in lairy farming was made in the south than in any other section of the United Slates. In the bouthern stutes during the five years the number of dairy cattle increased 10 per cent, while in the United states as a whole the in crease was on'1; 12 per cent. In Lou isiana the increase was 41 pur cent; in Mississippi it was 32 per cent; in Ala bama it was 31 per cent; in Arizona and New Mexico, 30 per cent, and in Texas 5 per cent. This is a matter of such vital im portance to every farmer, every busl ness man and every citizen that a big r H. S. MOBLEY community meeting will be held at the court house on June 15th to discusf the most practical way of making this a great dairy state. Mr. H. S. Mobloyof the Agricul tural Extension Department of the International Harvester Company will ussist the local people in conducting this meeting. Mr. Mobley operates a dairy farm in the South and he has made a big success of it. He markets his products 200 miles from home at a good profit. He will tell us how New Mexico farmers can become permanently prosperous by going into partnership with the dairy cow. Besides being a prosperous farmer, he is a speaker of national reputation. No one should miss hearing him. No admission will be charged. There will be large illustrated lecture chnrts, demonstration material and moving pictures. Every man, woman and child is in vited to attend. City people will be benefitted as much as those from the farms. YESTERDAY'S GAME Clovis vs. Panhandle. Butteries Wetsell and Cave ; Held and Warner. Big Crowd. Lots of running. Lots of scores 29-4. (estimated) Lots of cussing, (censored.) Another one today. SANTA FE APPRENTICES ' WIN ONE AND LOSE ONE In the first iramo of the double homier Sunday afternoon, the local Santa Fe apprentice baseball team de feated the Albuquerque shop team by a score of 13 to 9. Both teams batted the pitchers freely, with a sprinkling of errors to make things interesting. The apprentice boys Journeyed to Slaton. Texas, where they played the first string players Monday after noon. Thev were not so fortunate In thls'e-ame. however, and were nosed out of the victory by one point. The score was 15 to 14. f , Jr" H IS FEATURE OF American Legion Plans Big StunU For Celebration. Lu.Usrt Heads Committee on Arrangements. f. Members of Dean Lucas Post No. 25 American Legion, are planning to have a rodeo, automobile racing and various other sports on the days of the 4th and 5th of next July. They expect to have a big free barbecue, which they hope may be arranegd by the Chamber of Comerce and in which the PoHt expects to participate. The complete program for the two days' celebration is not yet' ready for the press, but the members believe that they will be able to put on a pro gram which will fill every minute of both days, and which will be worthy of so progressive a city as Clovis now is, and will help her to maintain her enviable reputation of doing more things better and on a larger Kale than any city throughout the South west. The present plans are to put on complete auto races, which will be of such magnitude to stand by itself as a feature; and the Wild West Show, broncho busting, steer roping, goat roping, relay riding, and the usu al stunts which go with an attraction of this kind, but the best feature of 'the Rodeo program will be the Wild Mule Race. Members of the Legion believe that this combination of two complete attractions should more than guarantee full value received to all patrons. However, the spirit of the American Legion is that a thing worth doing is worth doing well, and they believe that they should never under take anything which cannot be nia-'e to shed glory upon our home town. The Post realizes that it has under taken a large amount of work in mak ing this a success, yet their attitude is "if it is worth having it is worth working for," The members of the Post expect and intend to do all the work necessary in connection with making the celebration of the 4th and 5th of July in Clovis a complete suc cess and! are depending upon the usual spirit of co-operation from the people of Clovia, which ha always made it possible to do thing) and to do them right in the Magic pity. While each nnd every citizen in this great land of ours feels an In terest in any celebration which is staged upon the anniversary of the birth of our glorious nation, tho American Legion fe.els that it !s duty bound to organize and conduct a celebration upon such an occasion and for them there is the added glory of arranging a celebration in honor of the birth of the flag under which they fought; of the foundation of the country for whose ideals they serve, and they do not believe that those who were so unfortunate as to be ineligible for membership in the Legion begrudge ex-service men when they take charge and direct the com memoration of the Declaration of In dependence. While the Americnn Legion is plan ning on staging and directing the program for the 4th and 6th of July, the members desired to ascertain the attitude of others toward such a pro ject for it is not the purpose of the American Legion to ride rough shod over the feelings of others. However, the members of the American Legion, unlike other organizations, is compos ed of younger men who lean much more readily to celebrations of this nature, and who know no tiring wlun working to make a celebration such as the one outlined above a complete success. Capt. J. C. I.uikart Iihs taken di rect charge of the work and can be found at any time in the office of Post Commander Douglass K. Fitz hugh, and will be always ready and willing to listen to suggestions which will help to make this celebration one worthy of the citizenship of Clovis.