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(ft I . f Hi y f H ie I W f?Q Qn ft X,1 a a ii. w r. a i v ' ' i -aaaa. sam in i 1 i b i Oldest Established Patter in Curry Count Official Paoer of tf. SL Land Office VOL. 14, NUMBER 51. THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1921. SIXTEEN PACES $2.00 PER YEAR REPUBLICANS TO MCKBUMI Republicans Organise to Support Sen- tor H. O. Burtum in Election ' To be Held Next September. The Curry County Bursum Club was organized in Clovii this week. The preamble reads that it Is the pur pose of the club to aid by all honor able means in the nomination and election of Senator Bursum in Sep tember to the United States Senate, and all members have signed a pledge to that effect. A. B. Austin is pres ident of the club and Bert Curless is secretary. The Republicans are join ing as fast as they can, and Curry County will, without doubt, be for Mr. Bursum in the convention. The mem bership of the club to (lute is as fol lows: W. H. Duckworth, J. B. Wester field, T. S. Duckworth.. E. T. Jerni gan, Felix MundYM, R. E. Rowells, Ben Moss, Bert Curless, W. F. Swartz, Geo. K. Maynard, J. B. Easter, M. W. Page, W. I. Luikart, W. A. Havener, Leonard DeFord, I. C. Johnson, A. W. Johnson, C. F. Doughton, W. K. Austin, Cash Austin, A. B. Austin, Tom Fruttor, G. Wilder, S. Nelson, J. R. Detihof, C. E. Denhof, A. E. Curren, W. J. Curren, Miss L. E. Kendall, Mrs. Pearl Smith, A. L. Await, John H. Hyatt, Geo. Williams, E. A. Williams, Harvc Campbell, Mrs. Bert Curless, Geo. McLean, Geo. Singleton, Bruce Sullivan, W. E. Ar nold, J. S. Fitzhugh, Douglass Fitz hugh, A. L. Dillon, Fred Dillon, C. C. ( allicott, L. L. Shaw, Leo Hazelwood, R. N. Downie, G. N. Harsh, Oscar Di.bbs, S. F. Mulhnir, E. M. Chap man, John Howard, J. W. Stewart, T. N. Below, F. B. Herod, G. R. Ander son, Clynn Smith, C. L. Sullivan, H. G. Springfield, W. L. Price, R. M. Bhop, W. C. Colwick, J. C. Prltch- ard, Claude Kclley, Robert Humph rey, 0. B. Creekmore. ATTENDING CONVENTION Rev. ('. W. Stumph, Baptist min ister, left Wednesday for Chattanoo ga , Tenn., to attend the Southern Baptist Convention. He will he gone about ten days and will return by way of Fort Worth, where he will visit for a short time. WESTERN UNION TO MOVE NegotlHt.ons arc now under way to move the local Western Union of fice from Grand Avenue to the build ing next door to the Clovis National bank, formerly occupied by the Cry stal Cafe. W. H. Simon, nmnager, stated that no definite dute had been set for the move. PAVING GOING AHEAD Four blocks of paving have now been completed and with continued good weather at leust one block on West Grand Avenue should be finish ed by Saturday night. The work has progressed faster this week than for any like time since the surfacing crew started to work. GRADY PICNIC TO BE JUNE 22 Baikal Dinner, Ball Gamei, Race, Etc., Will be Staged. Farm Bu reau Members on Program. Hundreds of visitors from all parts of the county will L on hand when Grady stages her annual picnic on next Wednesday, June 22. An un UBually interesting program has been prepared, according to reports com ing in from that community. Ball games, good speakers, raoes, and a big basket dinner will be features of the day's entertainment. Mr. Charles Adams, farm bureau organizer, E. Witherspoon, president of the Bellvlew farm bureau, County Agent E. C. Holllngjr and others rep resenting the bureau movement will appear on the program during the af ternoon. Grady's annual picnic' has been an important affair, and has contributed a great deal toward putting that com munity on the map. BAND AND KIWANIANS TO PLAY ANOTHER GAME Johnson's Band and the Kiwanis team will playnother game of base ball on Friday, the 24th, the pro ceeds to go to the Civ4c Club. The last game resulted in victory for the musicians but the Kiwanis Club team will be stronger at the next contest and the game is expected to be good one. The game will be called at 4:00 p. m. CLOVIS CUN CLUB HAS BIG SHOOT SUNDAY Seventeen members of the Clovis Gun Club took part in the shoot which was staged last Sunday afternoon. The club is gaining favor in the eyes of local sportsmen, according to of ficials, and membership is growing steadily. Jake Noble, who broke 154 out of 175 made the high score, and was fol- lowed by E. R. Hardwick who broke 108 out of 121. Kennedy and Hard wick each broke 24 out of 25 in one round. Ted Roualt of Albuquerque, was a guest of the club. Shot at Hardwick 121 Campbell CO Lindley - 100 Miller 71 Noble 175 Brown 25 Roualt 171 Kennedy 75 Murray 46 Broke 106 37 73 ' 30 154 12 126 58 39 13 12 13 19 33 28 3 Pierce 25 Rand 25 Stalcup 25 Slulker 25 Bishop 50 Easthum 75 Morris 25 PLAINS SINGERS WILL ORGANIZE Forty Counties in Plateau Country to be Formed Into Big Singing Convention. 50,C00 Interested. Plans for the organization of the greatest singing convention in the i history of the country were lnunch- ! ed this week, according to Jno. F. i Taylor, president of the Curry County i Singing Convention, The new or ganization is to be styled "The Pla teau Singing Convention," and is to include more than 40 counties on the plains country. According to pres ent plans about twenty-five of these counties will be in the Texas Pan handle, and fifteen in Eastern New Mexico. More than 50,000 people will be diroctfy Interested In the convention, Mr Taylor says, and everywhere the organization is meeting with approv al. The piun is to organize a Binging convention in each of the forty or more counties on the plains, similar to the one in Curry County. Each coun ty will hold four singing conventions during the summer months. Then a central convention of all the coun ties will be held once a year. Curry, Quay and DeBaca counties have now organized; the other coun ties in Eastern New Mexico are per fecting their plans, and a number of counties in Texas already have strong organizations. In addition to the regular annual convention, a singing normal will be conducted at some central point where everything from the rudiments to the finest points of singing will be taught by the best instructors that can be obtained. An effort will be made to complete the organization so the central con vention can be held next summer. CLOVIS WINS FROM PORT ALES BY 12-4 SCORE Clovis won an easy victory over the Portales baseball nine on the local diamond by a 12-4 score last Friday afternoon. The visitors scored three in the second inning and one in the ninth, and held the locals without a count until the fourth. Two scores in the fourth and five each in the eighth and ninth frames, put the game on ice for Clovis. Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Barnett and little daughter of Miami, Texas, are here for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mr:. C. V. Stsed. DAIRY EXPERT TALKS IN CLOVIS Mr. H. S. Moblejr Advocates Dairy Cow as Relief for Farm Financ es In Address Wednesday. A fair audience turned out Wed nesday afternoon to hear H. S. Mob ley discuss the importance of dairy ing. The farmers are very busy just now In fighting weeds that grow lux uriantly and in planting crops. Mr. Mobley discussed the dairy In dustry on the farm from the farmers' standpoint in a very practical and in telligent way. He said there was no great mystery about dairying. Suc cess meant just plain application of ordinary horse sense. Mr. Mobley emphasized the import ant place of dairying in the farm pro gram. Without cows, chickens and pigs it .was not possible to produce the returns that farming warranted. He illustrated what a cow would pro duce In a year in comparison with wheat. The income was regular and certain. The frost would catch the apple, the peach and other fruit, but never the cow. Floods would destroy the crops, but the cow would go on milking. Droughts might curtail the crops, but there was always something to eat for the cow to turn into money. Mr. Mobley is strongly in favor of testing out each cow. The method Is simply through the scales in weighing the milk and a Babcock tester. Neith er process is difficult and takes but little time. The skim milk has great value In the chicken yard and will insure a steady income from a well selected flock of hens. Mr. Mobley has In teresting figures as to the value oi the skim milk fed to laying hens. Mr. Mobley discussed the differ ence between beef breeds and ordi nary stock. The two are distinct and one cannot be turned into the other, at will. He advises to begin with whatever dairy cattle are nt hand and breed up by the use of the best dairy males. He believes in growing up with the industry. Everyone must learn from experience. But it is necessary to stick to the game. At times prices fall. This should not discourage. But when times are hud prepare for the better times that al ways follow. Will H. Puttison, president of the Curry County Farm Bureau, presid ed. After the lecture County Agent Holiinger brought the matter of np- pointing a committee to promote the organization of a dairy association. On motion the president was author ized to appoint a committe of three, Cluyton Reed, D. Humphrey and W. H. Xanders being named on this com mittee. This meeting will be helpful to fur ther dairying in Curry County. This rectum is is exceptionally well adapt ed to diversified farming with live stock as an important part of the program. This includes milk cows, hogs and chickens. It is always pos sible to grow feed to care for the live stock. In other words, the live stock industry on the farm is the surest part of farm operations in Curry County. REV. BRANDER HOST AT SMOKER LAST WEEK Rev. W. W. Brandcr, rector of the Episcopal Church, was host at a smoker given Friday night of last week at the Episcopal Church. Re freshments were served and the even ing was passed most pleasantly, the guests being members of Mr. B rend er's congregation and friends who ap preciate and are Interested in the work he is doing In Clovis. Talks were made by several pres ent and Mr. Brandcr told of the pro gress he is making on the new Epis copal Church. With very little funds Mr. Brainier started this building sev eral months ago, and notwithstanding the financial stringency, he has mads wonderful progress and will not need a greit denl more funds before the building will be completed. It will be one of the finest church buildings in the state and will be a credit to the town and a monument to the untiring work which Rev. Brander has accomplished. Guests present pledged themselves to assist in financing the completion of the buildi.-.g. MANY TOURISTS VISIT IN CLOVIS Hundreds of Cars Passing Through This Week. Tourists Well Pleas ed With Clovis and Curry Co. According to the old adage, "It's an ill wind that blowi nobody good," and the Clovis version is, "It's a migh ty bad flood that doesn't wash a few extra tourists through Clovis." And due to the heavy rains which have made Colorado and northern New Mexico highways impassable, Clovis boasts of the only highways that are now open, from east to west. The Ozark Trails, the Bankhead Highway, the Postal Highway, the Abo Highway and the F. F. F. High-' way pass through this city and these are the only highways through the southwest that are open to travel. As a result more than 100 cars o( tourists have passed through Clovis daily since the heavy rains began last week. A large number of these were stranded here when the heaviest rains fell, and were taken care of in the various camping grounds of the city. More than six inches of rainfall have been recorded in Clovis and Curry County within the past ten days, and many of the tourists who found splendid crop conditions here instead of the desert they expected, huve promised to return and Investi gate the splendid opportunities that are offered in eastern New Mexico and the Panhandle country. REVIVAL ANNOUNCEMENTS The revival at the Elks Auditorium continues to draw big crowds. A big service is planned for Friday night, the subject being "Amuse ments; Should a Christian Dance and Play Cards?" The Booster choir sings Snturduy night. All the Sunday schools at their reg ular places Sunday morning. . Union seivice nt Lyceum Sunduy morning at 11:00 n. m. No after noon service Sunday. Sunday night at 7:30 "The Un pardonable Sin." LEGION PLANS STUNTS FOR 4TH Committee From Chamber of Com merce Conferring with American Legion on Program. The big American Legion celebra tion on July 4th and Bth, will be stag"d on the University Heights trnct half a mile north and half a mile east of the court house, and preparations are now being made for the race track, according to announcements made Thursday. A committee from the Chuinber of Commerce consisting of J. D. Flem - ing, Miss L. E. Kendall, Mrs. E. R. Cassell, Cash Ramey and Bert Cur-j Both young people arc very popu less, was appointed Tuesday to con- lar here and have a host of friends fer with the Legion on the celebra- who extend congratulations and best tion plans. wishes. Business and Professional Men Will Tangle In Big "Swat-Fest" Tuesday Unable to sit meekly in the bleach - ers any longer and see how a base- bull game is played, the business and professional men of Clovis will don the spikes and show the rest of the world how it really should be done. The game will be staged next Tues day afternoon at 4:00 o'clock, when a high-powered team composed of ministers, doctors, lawyers, and dentists will clash with the star nine of the business mer.. The proceeds of the game w!!', go td the Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of Johnson's Band. Manager Hatch, of the pros, is now grooming his men for the big game, and announces that there is no doubt that his team will win by a margin of at least 25 scores. Manager Bill Duckworth, however,' will reveal noth ing of his plans, and it Is rumored that his club It staging secret work outs after dark. ' Tho probable line-up of the pro - CRAP SHOOTERS BREAK OUT OF CALABOOSE City Police D. L. Moye and F. E. Sadler on Wednesday night of this week arrested eleven Mexicans and one negro in a house in the west part of town, for gambling. Two negro women were in the bunch but were released. The twelve captives were lodged In the city calaboose but be fore morning seven made their escape by breaking open the door of the building. The other five remained in jail, deciding it was better to pay a fine than to leave town and the jobs they are holding here. New Mexico has a str'ngent gambling law now which officers say will be enforced. FARM BUREAU CAMPAIGN ON Charles Adams, Special Bureau Or ganiser, Will Visit. Every Com munity Not Yet Organised. Work on "mopping up" was started Monday by Charles Adams, special organizer of the Farm Bureau, and an effort will be made to give every farmer in the county an opportunity to join the organization within the next few days, according to E. C. Hoi linger, county agent. S. Fred Cummings, nationul or ganizer, visited a few of the com munities a few weeks ago, and since his visit the farm bureau membership has grown rapidly. "Mr. Adams, formerly a farmer In Union Comity, knows the farmer like a book," said Mr. Holiinger this week "He knows the farmer's needs, his problems, and his ambitions, and is esplciully fitted to tike the message of the farm bu.vau directly to the farmer." J The campaign this week lias been conducted over the eastern side of the county, and next week it will be directed in the communities to the northwest. Mr. Adams and others interested in the farm bureau progress, will appear on the program at the Grady picnic next Wednesday, POPULAR CLOVIS COUPLE MARRIED SUNDAY MORNING Mr. Ernest M. Baird and Miss Thelmu Reagan were married at 7 :00 o'clock Sunduy morning nt the home of Mr. nnd Mrs. E. A. Story. Rev. W. M. Elliott of the Presbyterian church performed the ceremony. Im mediately after the ceremony the young couple left for a two week's visit 'n Amarillo, Wheeler, Shamrock and other Texas points. They will then return to Clovis where they will make their future home. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mis. E. W. Reagan of Clovis and the groom is the son of J. J. Baird of Wheeler, Texas. He has been con- ' nected with the rirst Nationnl Bank ' of this city for the past year. 1 fessionuls is as follows: Pitchers Harry L. Putton, Judge Sum G. Bratton, Dr. H. A. Miller. Catchers Dr. Westerfield, Dr. A. L. Dillon. First Base W. A. Huvener, R. E. Rowells. Second Base Dr. Clyn Smith, Dr. G. K. Maynard. Third Base Dr. Chapman, Rev. W. W. Brandcr. Short Stop Dr. Board, James A. Hall. Fielders Dr. Cox, Rev. Poston, Dr. Lancaster, Dr. McClcllan, Dr. M. S. Smith, W. A. Gillenwater, J. S. Fitz huth. Dr. F. A. Dillon. Every other professional man In town will be called to suit up and be on hand in case ( f emergency. "Don't worry about our team," said Manager Duckworth, "just tell 'em we'll be on hand with a team that will beat 'em bad." KIWANIANS TO PLAN FOR WALKS Club Gets Squarely Behind Sidewalk Problem in Clovis. Committee Now at Work oa Plans. In a talk at the Kiwanis Club Wed nesday, Vice President C. W. Har rison maintained that the club has been advocating too many things and doing too few ot them. The officers of the club suggested the building of more sidewalks as the paramount work for the club and it was unani mously voted to make this the work at least for the next few months and not let up on the job until some thing lias been accomplished. Com mittees were appointed to work out ways and means on the sidewalk prob lem and report tentative plans at the next meeting. These committees are divided Into several sections and they will map out their work for different portions of the town. They are com posed of the following Kiwanians: C. F. Doughton, chairman; A. B. Austin, F. S. Burns, J. R. Denhof, E. L. Manson. W. C. Zerwer, chairman; E. W. Reagan, G. P. Kuykendall, Roy Smith, W. O. Stallings. Milton Brown, chairman; K. C. Childers, W. B. Cramer, Judge Brat ton, Dr. J. W. Board. R. B. Freeman, chairman; F. E. Dennis, E. M. Chapman, E. R. Hard wick, A. W. Johnson. R. M, Bishop, chairman; Slaughter Muray, F. B. Herrod, James A. Hall, Dr. J. B. Westerfield. Chas. D. Postcn, chairman; W. L. Price, A. W. Hockenhull, W. H. Duck worth, C. W. Harrison. Louis P. J. Masterson, chairman, R. A. Yost, A. Mandell. S. A. Jones, E. E. Hull. W. W. Mayes, chairman; Carl Hatch, J. E. Lindley, Dr. C. L. Mc Clellan. H. Y. Overstreet. W. F Swartz, chairman; Jno. F. Taylor, W. I. Luikart, E. T. Jernigan. C. A. Scheurich, chairman; Cash Ramey, O. M. Reese, C. C. Riding, J. W. Mordecni. The club quartette consisting of R. M. Bishop, W. H. Duckworth, Fred Dennis and F. B. Herod, entertained with a vocal selection, PARK GROUND IS BOUGHT BY CITY nac - The city has closed a contract for the four blocks of land in the east part of town that will be used for a city park. It will be fenced and properly cured for and used for a base ball ground, fair ground nnd other public amusements. The title to the property is held by the city and the City Council will have charge of the park except as it is leased out. MACCABEE INITIATION The Woman's Benefit Association of the Muccnbees met Wednesday evening in the hall over the News of fice and initiated nine new members. Mrs. P, Boppenmeyer, Commander of Curry County Review of Maccabees, directed the work, under the super vision of Mrs. Laura B. Hart, Grand Commander, of Sun Antonio, Texas. The Guard Team did excellent work at this meeting. At the close of busi ness refreshments were served. Mrs. Hart, who is Grand Commander of four states, and is conducting schools of instruction in the different lodges, left Thursduy morning for Roswell to conduct similar classes as were held here. GIRL MAKES CAKES TO PAY CHURCH PLEDCE Little Miss Bernardine Herrin, age ten years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R, Herrin, presented the News this week with tome wonderful angel food cake which was baked by her self. Bernardine is baking cakes and selling them, the proceeds going to ward the Baptist Seventy-five Million Campaign. The News does not be lieve there is a housewife in Clovis who can beat this little ten year old cook making angel food and her work in making cakes and selling them for such a worthy cause is to be com mended. Clarence Whiting is able to be out again after being confined to hi room for week with a sprained ankle.