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Oldest Established Paper in Curry County Official Paner of XT. S. Land Office 1 VOL. 14, NUMBER 50. THE CLOVI3 NEWS, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1921. SIXTEEN PACES $7.00 PER YEAR 5 11 REVIVAL IN SPITE OF HE Important Announcement! Are Mad lor tha Big Honajrwall R vival Now in Progrett. Services at the union revival have been drawing big crowds notwith standing the rains. Services are held each forenoon at 10:00 o'clock at the Lyceum Theatre with the exception of Monday and Saturday mornings. Each evening at 7:45, with the ex ception of Monday evening, services arc held at th? Elks Auditorium. On Friday evening at 7:45 all the members of the young people's soci eties of the town will be guests of honor at a special service. Saturday night the Booster Choir will sing. All churches will have their regular Sun duy school services Sunday morning and at 11:00 o'clock the union service will be held at the Lyceum. Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the Lyceum Rev. Honeywell will deliver his second message to men only, h.s subject being "Manhood, or How to Bo Less Than a Man." At the same hour on Sunday Mrs. Swartzbaugh will address the women at the Baptist church. The Sunday night services will be held at the au ditorium at 7:4.r. A. W. Johnion'i Aggregation Ran Away With Big End of th Score in Wednesday's Cam. The hall team of Johnson's band wai an e-usy victor over the Kiwanis Club team on Wednesday afternoon of this week, the scene being 16 to f) in favor of the musicians. The batteries for Johnson's Bund were Byrl Johnson and Warner wh.ie the Kmanians used Yost, Dennis, Hard wick and Duckworth as pitchers and B:?hop, Dr. Miller and Hockenhull as ratchets. The musicians kept the same train throughout the game while the Kiwanians used twenty dif ferent players. Manager Bishop say he just tried them nil in order to pick the best material for the next game which tho Kiwanians hope to win after doing a little practicing and get tins themselves in n little better phy sical trim. The members of the band team say they do not have to change their line tip in older to win the next game and are cor.fid -nt of a bigger victory should another game be played. There were so ninny features In the Wednesday game that the News will not attempt to enumerate them MUSICAL PROGRAM POSTPONED The program to have been given by the pupils of Miss Orpha M. Applemnn on Tuesday evening of this week hns been postponed until Saturday evening when it will be given at the Presbyterian church at 7:45. ELKS LODGE TD . FLAG DAY EXERCISES Special Program Has Beon Prepared for Tuetday Evening, Juno 14th. ExerciiM Public The Elks Lodge will commemorate Flair Day with special exercises on next Tuesday evening, June 14th at the Elks Home, commencing nt 8:00 o'clock. This will be a public service to which everyone is Invited. The following program will be carried out ' Star Spangled Banner". -Everybody Introductory Exercises, Exalted Rule and Officers. Prayer Chaplain Sonir. "Columbia tho Gem of the Ocean" Everybody Fine Record General Patton Altar Services, Esquire and Officers Elks' Tribute to the Flag, Fred E Dennis. Music Elks' Quartette Patriotic Address, Hon. Sam G. Brat ton. Song, "America" All Present This Is a public exercise. Every MUSICIANS DEFEAT KIAUS CLUB TEAM body invited to come. MCKIEY WILL HEAD STATE TEACHERS' ISS'N Clovis New City School Superintend ent Succeeds Retiring On ia Im portant Educational Position. Jas. M. Bickley, superintendent of Clovis schools, has been chosen as president of the New Mexico Educa tional Association, an organization to which practicully every teacher In the state belongs. Mr. Bickley succeeds Mr. Bowyer of this city who resigned econtly on account of moving his residence to another state. It is an. distinct honor to Clovis to have the head of her schools also at the head f the teachers' organization of the state. Mr. Bowyer has made the teachers of the state a faithful prcsi- nt and Mr. Bickley will continue the good work. SMOKER IN HONOR OF PARKER AND BOWYER In honor of E. W. Bowyer and E. C. Parker, a smoker was held at the Masonic Temple Inat Tuesday evening. Both men have tukon much interest in Masonic work in the Clovis lodge, Mr. Bowyer having served as Wor hipful Master last year. Among those who responded to the toasts were S. A. Jones, Dr. A. L. Dillon Judge Sam Bratton, Jas. M. Bickley, Rev. W. W. Brander, Rev. R. B Freeman, E. C. Parker and E. W, Bowyer. Refreshments were served during the evening. WILL SOW ABOUT 2500 ACRES IN FALL WHEAT C. E. Dennis Son, G. M. Bryan und Dr. Slaton of Kentucky, will this fall have in one of the largest acre ages of wheat in one body in tht3 county. They own over 3200 acres of land twenty-five miles north of Clovis and will have 2,500 acres of this in wheat this tall. Already over 2,000 acres of this land has been broken and will be summer fallowed. Converting ranches into farms as these progressive men are doing, shows the agricultural development that is going on in Curry County now. AMERICAN STORE CHANGES HANDS D. T. IX v. ell of El Paso, Texas, this past week purchased the Clovis store of the American Be to $3.00 Stt.re and will continue to operate the ttore under :w same name. Mr. Dtwell has lived in El Paso for several years and has been a salesman in the Southwest country for a large whole sale house. He says he will enlarge the scope of the business- he has just purchased and will add a complete stock of notions to the business. Speaking of Clovis Mr. Dewell said. 'I have been traveling over quite a bit of the Southwest and Clovis is the llvest town in this section.' AMERICAN LEGION AP- PRECIATES COOPERATION The members of the local camp of the. American Legion arc going to do everything possible to make the big celabratinn on the fourth and fifth a success. They have given out the following statement this week: "The business men of Clovis are heartily endorsing the American Le gion in planning for their gigantic celebration on Die 4th and Cth of July, and believe it to be one of the greatest events ever staged in the Magic City. "They are heartily behind it in each and every phase. It is the opinion of the business men that such attractions as this arc properly staged by the younger generation, of which the Amerlcnn Legion is largely composed, allowing the older men more time to devote to the more serious affairs, those affairs requiring deliberation and experience, yet allowing no fea ture of our city to be slighted. "The strongest form which their en dorsement has taken is the liberal manner In which they arc contribut ing to the advertising fund which is being raised by the American Legion for the purpose of scattering broad cast over a wide section of the coun try, the Informat'.n that Clovis Is going to stage one of the biggest, cleanest and best 4th of July celobra- tions ever presented by any city throughout the entire southwest." WHEAT PROSPECTS LOOK FLATTERING Increated Acreage Will Intur at Big A Total Yield as Was Market d Last Year. Right now there is a good deal of speculation about how much grain will be threshed in Curry County this summer. A month ago the prospects did not look very flattering but the big rains have turned what looked like a poor prospect Into another big crop. The yield will not be as heavy per acre in many instances as it was last year but the Increased acreage will make up for any shortage, and there Is t pretty general opinion that Curry County will thresh as many busiiels of wheat in 1P21 as in 1920 Har vesting and marketing this year's crop is not going to be near as big a prob lem this year as last as labor is cheap, er and more plentiful, REV. POSTON AND BOY SCOUTS ON CAMPING TRIP Rev. C. D. Poston and twenty-eight members of the E-v Scout organiza- tion left Monday morning for Blue Springs near Carlsbad for a ten days' camping trip. Some of the boys were planning to make the trip In cars but the heavy rains prevented this, so all went on the train. They will join a party of Scouts from Carlsbad and Roswel! and are expecting to have a fine time. Those in the party are Louis LaLonde, Robert Taylor, Chas. Taylor, Wayne Harrison, Willis Tay lor, Peter Poppcnmcycr, Morris Sims, Vernon Osborne, Lester Watson George Rogers, Loren Suman, Louis i'routy, Clarence Washington, Luther Miller Monroe Gnnt, John Rogers, Jack Walton, Calvin Wondiuff, Rich ard Manson, Everett Newton, William Boydston, Charles Murphy, Chester Putterson, Frank Noble, Clarence Daniels, Flavel Coats, Bruce Ashcraft and Barney Frnesier. Curry County Farmcrt' Organization Will Select Officer. June 20t'i to Serve for Entuing Year. The Curry County Farm Bureau now has a campaign on for election of officers to serve the organization during the coming year. It was d cided at a recent meeting after nominating committee had selected candidates for the several offices, to vote on all the candidates and then telect the two high men for each al ike to be voted on in a second elec tion. After a canvass of the votes this week the followi'g final ballot has been submitted to the members from which to select their officers for the coining year, all votes to be in by Monday, June 20th. For President. J. A. Wallace, Clovis. Will H. Fattison. Clovis. For Vic President A. J. Conley, Melrose. Ernest Witherspoon, Bcllview. For Secretary-Treaturer. J. H. Kays, Pleasant Hill. A. L. Dickey, Clovis. For Executive Committee (Four to be selected) . Cuiter, Grady. Watson, Clovis. R. A Geo. Clayton Reed, Clovis. J. E. Brunk, Ranchvale. Robert Hall, Bellview. J W, Manning, Hollene. Jno F. Smithson. Grady. Wilson Davis, Pleasant Hill. NEW JUDICIAL DISTRICT After the fifteenth of this month Curry County will be in a new judi cial district composed of Roosevelt, Curry, DoBaca and Quay Counties. This district was formed by the last legislature and Judge Bratton wi continue- as judire. There will be a slight change in the time of holding jury terms of district court in thi; county, under tho new act, the terms convening the first Monday in Au gust and the first Monday in Janu BUREAU IS HOLDING SECOND ELECTION ary. Clovis Country Visited by Abundant IT! COUNCIL AIDS CLEAN-UP MOVEMENT F. E. Sadler is Made Special Sanitary Officer During Summer Months. Clovu Folki Mutt Clean Up. In answer to the request of the ivic Club, the City Council at its meeting Monday night voted to lend every effort to the clean-up move ment in Clevis. F. E. Sudler, who hirs been on the night police force, will be transferred to tho day force as speciul sanitary officer and will devote hie entire time toward seeing that people keep their premises prop criy cleaned and thnt the citv is kept a more sanitary condition. It is pointed out by the ladies of the Civic Club and others interested In the clean-up movement that with wnrm weather coming on Clovis can avoid much sickness if the city is put in a more sanitary condition. HORACE BELL INJURED BY DISCHARGE OF GUN Horace Bell, who lives in the Pleas ant Hill community, was accidentally shot Wednesday. Mr. Bell had a shot gun in the seat by him in an automobile. When the door of the car was opened the gun fell, causing it ti be discharged, the entire charge pas ing through the muscle of the fore arm. Luckily the bone and the artcrv were missed, otherwise the accident would have proved more serious. The fleshy part of Mr. Bell's arm is badly torn and the injury is very painful. C. A. SCHEURICH RESIGNS AS KIWANIS PRESIDENT C. A. Scheuiich has resigned us president of the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Scheuiich was mimed as president of the Kiwnnis Club when it was or ganized several months ago. At n : .'(ting of the board of di rectors ednoidny afternoon, Dr. A. L. Dillon was elected president and C. W. Hurrison vice- president. ABO HIGHWAY ONLY AUTO ROUTE OPEN The Chamber of Commerce is re ceding wires trom an points east, west and north this week relative to automobile roads. The Abo Highway is the only trans-continental route that is passable now on account of the floods and as a result much auto travel will be diverted through Clovis. TANNER TO BE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Mr. J. W. Tanner has beep, selected as principal of the High School for the next session. Mr. Tanner was princi pal of the Eugene Field school last year and prior to that has been with the Clovis schools for several years. He has made a success in his pro fession and will make a good princi pal of the High School. LEGION GRANTED CONCESSION PRIVILEGES The American Legion wns granted full concession privileges for the 4th and Sth of July celebration by the City Council Monday night This means thnt anyone operating a stand or concession of any kind on the two celebration days must get their rights from the American Legion, who will put on the celebration here. MEETING OF MACCABEES The W. B. A. of the Maccabees met Friday at the McFarlin hall over the News office. The Maccabees hnve rev'cr! t!i McFarlin hall and will hold their meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:4S p. m. A large class was balloted on Fri day and will be Initiated in the mid dle of June when the Great Com mander Lr-ura B. Hart will be present. INTERESTING DEBATE STAGED AT LUNCHEON Au interesting debate was staged at the Kiwanis Club luncheon Wed nesday, The subject was "Resrlved that Cash Ramey would make a better Preacher than Real Estate Man." Judge Bratton chumpioned the af firmative aide and C. W. Harrison the negative. The rules of the debate were that the speakers should both talk ut once. The speakers indulged In quite a few personalities in regard to the subject of the debate, and it was a hot word contest lasting two mln- utes which brought forth rounds cf applause. R. M. Bishop, who judged the word battle, declared it to be a draw. E. R. Hnrdwick, of the Lyceum Theatre gave an Interesting talk on the motion picture business and the development of this wonderful indus try has made in a very few years. Mr. Hardwick's talk was very In structive as well as entertaining. A vocal selection by Mr. Swnrtz- baugh, of the Honeywell party, was part of the entertainment feature. FEDERAL RESERVE AGENT Judge Ratntey of Dallas Spent Few Hours Here Between Traini. Liket Crop Outlook. Judge W. F. Ramsey, of Dallas, Fedei.ul Re-serve Agent and chairman of tho board of directors of the Fed eral Reserve Bank at Dallas, was a Clovis visitor between trains today. Judge Ramsey stopped off here en- route to Albuquerque where he will attend a conference relative to the proposed bill for stockmen's direct loans and the $100,000,000 appropria tion to care for the live stock in dustrv. Governor Harding of the Federal Reserve Bank will be at the Albuquerque conference if the high water does not hinder. Judge Ramsey expressed himself as well please1 .-it li the crop outlook in th's section and said he saw the best wheat crops on the plains after he came over the county line into New Mexico. While here Judge Ramsey was the guest of local bankers. CREDITMEN'S SPECIAL TRAIN THROUGH CLOVIS On account of the washouts ut points in Kansas and Colorado, all pussenger trains from the main lines of the Santa Fe have been routed through Clovis this week and the Santa Fe depot has been a busy place. Among the trains to come through Tuesday was a special train of dele gates enroute to the National Credit mcn'B Association which meets soon at San Francisco. The special hud 137 delegates on it and was composed of bankers and credit men from New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Among the number and nt the head of the delegation was W. F. H. Koelseh, president of the New Netherlands Na tional Bank of New York and presi dent of the National Creditmen's As sociation of the United States. BASEBALL SCHEDULE The baseball games between Ama- rillo and Clovis scheduled to be play ed at Amarillo last Saturday and Sunday were rained out. Likewise the two games booked with Amarillo to be played here Thursday and Fri day were called off. On Sundny and Monday two games are scheduled with Lubbock and on Tufsday r.-.i' Wcdnesdny of next wed. return ramcs will be played with Uosv.elL The gi:iK w th I.uboock are to he nlavpil thr: v r the ones with Rosweil will be on the .local grounds. The team is planning some added strength to its pitching staff when these games are played. Rainfall ALL SECTIONS GET Rain Fallt For Several Days in Sue cettion With Total for th Week of S.2S Inches. The wheat Is growing, row crops; are coming along all right where they have been planted and conditions are looking good in Curry County as a result of tho bountiful rainfall that has visited this section during tha past week. The fall for the past sev eral days has been: Thursday, June 2 .86 Friday, June 3 26 Saturday, June 4, 2.05 Sunday, June B .37 Monday, June fl .62 Tuesday, June 7 .20 Wednesday night, June 8.. .h7 And it's raining Thursday after noon. The fall on the above seven dnys totaled B.2B inches which gives ab solutely all the moisture needed at this time. The rains will make tho wheat finish up in good shape and harvesting will begin about July 1. This is the longest rainy period this section has had at this timo of the year in a long time. RAND CONCERT AGAIN AT ELKS AUDITORIUM Johnson's Band gave, its first con cert on Monday night of this week at the Elks Auditorium and notwith standing the bad weather the at tendance wns good. On account of the condition of the street next week's concert will again be held Monday night at the auditori um instead of at the pnrk. Everyone is invited. A special program is being prepared. CITY TO DUI LAND Clovii Bateball Club Plant to Erect Suitable Grand Stand and to Enclote the Grounda. Plans ore under way now for the city to buy four blocks of land just nt the edge of town north of East Grand Avenue to be used for a park and fair grounds, as well as .baseball grounds. While the city will retain ownership to the property, the ball club will be given a lease for ball pur poses and a grand stand will be erected and the park enclosed. Just as soon as a few details are worked out in regnrd to the title of the prop erty, the ball club plans to start things going toward getting the grounds enclosed and the grand stand built. CHARLOTTE SPETTER DEAD Charlotte, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs, O. C. Spotter, died Mon day night from leakage of the heart, and was buried Tuesday afternoon. the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Fnbian Hoerncr at Sacred Heart Church. Little Margaret O'Connell, Maty Burns, Helen Hively and Marguerite Sellers 'were pall bearers. Sympathy is extended to the parents and loved ones of the depart ed child. THOROUGH SOAKING BUSY RAILROAD CENTER From twelve to fifteen pas- senger trains each way a day are passing through Clovis now and will be until the roads are repaired in the flooded district. All the through trains that or- dinarily pass over the main line by way of Albuquerque will like- ly use the Belcn Cut-off through Cl wis for the next week.