Oldest Established Paoer in Curry Countv
Official Paner of IT. S. Land Office
VOL. 14, NUMBER 52.
THE CLOV1S NEWS, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1921. EIGHTEEN PAGES.
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PARADE WILL BE
Catlithumpian Event, Htadad By
Doughton, U Mcatinf With Ap
proval Among Business Man.
"It will be the best ever!"
That's the prediction that W. H.
Doughton makes of the big Callithum
pian parade, that will be staged July
4th in connection with the celebration
tnat will be held in Clovis under the
auspices of the American Legion,
Mr. Doughton was appointed as
chairman of the parade committee of
the Chamber of Commerce, to co
operute with the Legion, and has been
tireless in his efforts to put the pa
rade over in great shape.
Practically every business house in
Clovis, and many individuals will take
part In the parade, Mr. Doughton
says, and the plan is meeting with
' enthusiasm at every hand.
Three bands will take part in the
parade, and the parade promises to
be "something different," according
to Mr. Doughton.
KIWANIANS AND MUSICIANS
, TO PLAY AGAIN FRIDAY
Tho Kiwanis Club and Johnson's
Bund ball teams are scheduled for
another game Friday of this week.
Ea.-h side feels assured of victory and
the game promises to be a good one.
Mr. Bishop, manager of the Kiwanis
team, in addition to promising not to
i. as frequently as he did in the prr-
ous guine, promises to have a
stronger team than before as his
crowd has been practicing. Mr.
Johnson says he is willing to trust
the laurels of the musicians with his
old team and is confident of another
GRADY ENTERTAINED BIG
CROWD AT PICNIC
A largo crowd attended the Grady
picnic Wednesday and all were royi.1
lv entertained. A fine dinner was
served at 'noon ar.d several bnbnlt
names furnished amusement for the
crowd. The Farm Bureau program
was an especially attractive part of
the day's program.
HARRISON IS OFFICIAL
OF BANKERS ASSOCIATION
C. W. Harrison, president of the
First National Bank of Clovis, was
elected vice-president of the Pan
handle Bankers Association, which
adjourned Wednesday after a three
days' session at Lubbock, Texas.
Bunkers from Clovis who attended
the association were Mr. Harrison,
S. A. Jones, S. J. Boykin and Alex
The next annual convention of the
association will be held in Amarillo.
Chairman Cramer Announces Com
mittaet to Take up Important Work
' ' of Chamber of Commerce
Mr. W. B. Cramer, chairman of
the committee on committees of the
Clovis Chamber of Commerce, has
recommended to the board of direct
.i that the- following members of the
Chamber of Commerce constitute the
designated permanent committees set
' out below.
TourUt Camp Ground Committee
Dr. A. L. Dillon, chairman; Hugh
W. Williams, O. M. Reese.
Bert Curless, chairman; Wallace
Austin, C. V. Kellcy.
Dr. C. L. McClcllan, chairman; J.
B. McGhee, Mrs. E. R. Cassell, Mrs.
E. M, Chapman, F. E. Sadler, G. A.
A. B. Austin, chairman; Louis P.
J. Masterson, W. F. Swart
Wallace Is Elected
Farm Bureau Head
J. A. Wallace of Clovis was elected
! president of the Curry County Farm
Bureau for the coming year, in the
final ballot which was counted Mon
Other 'officers were: vice presi
dent, E. Witherspoon, Bellview; sec
retary, A. L. Dickey, Clovis; execu
tive committee, R. A. Carter, Grady j
Robert Hall, Bellview; J. W. Manning
Hollene; and John F. Smithson,
The final membership drive of the
Farm Bureau is going forwnrd rapidly
and the new officers start out in an
organization that is more than 350
strong. N ..-
FREE CAMP GROUND
ATTRACTS MANY TOURISTS
Ray Price, proprietor of the City
Garage, has made a decided success
of the free camp ground for tourists
that he established several weeks ago
Mr, Price has provided his camp
ground with every convenience and
even goes so far as to furnish the
visitors with free fuel. That tourists
appreciate the courtesy is attested by
the fact that an average of ten camp
ers daily are stopping at the grounds,
Two Young Boys
Roberts-Dearborne Hardware Co.
was huiginrir.ed Surday night by two
small boys who. gave their ages to
Judge Bra'ton aa eleven and six years.
They appropriated a liberal supply of
cartridges, razors, knives, etc. When
City Policeman Sadler was notified
of the burglary he had little trouble
in locuting the stolen property and
the boys confessed.
Judge Bralton gave the older boy
a suspended sentence of one year in
the reform school and a severe repri
mand as he admitted to influencing
the younger boy into the trouble.
The boys entered the store by
br(.ak:nK awimIow glass at the rear
of the building.
DR. HOWARD DENNIS
COES TO LOS ANGELES
Dr. Howard Dennis returned the
latter part of last week from Chicago
where he has just graduated from
Chicago I'niversity. Dr. Dennis has
contracted for one year with the Los
Angeles County Hospital of Los
Angeles, Calif., and will assume the
duties of his position on July 1st. This
is one of the largest hospitals In the
United States and Dr. Dennis is to be
congratulated on being named for
work In this institution where he will
gain much valuable experience dur
ing the coming year.
BUT HOUSE SAVED
A fire alarm was turned in from
200 South Thornton Street Saturday
night. The only damage done was a
mattress burned. The house was oc
cupied by C. C. Baca and the family
returned home at midnight after be
ing away all day and found a mat
tress burning on the bed. The fire
is supposed to have originated from
mice and watches.
W. S. LEE HAS BOUGHT
W. S. Lee has recently purchased
the. stock of goods of the Masterson
Mercantile Co., and assumed charge
of the business this week. Mr. Mas
terson did not sell his building, but
Mr. Lee will conduct the business in
the same location on South Prince
Street. Mr. Lee was, until a few
months ago, with Sullivan Grocery
SWIMMING POOL WILL
OPEN NEXT WEEK
G. W. Chalfant, who is erecting a
natatorium on Axtell and Otero, an
nounces that the pool will be opon
ROAD TO GRADY
Local Elevator Man Take Initiative
and Donate Toward Repairing
Moat Important Highway.
The grain dealers of Clovis held a
meeting Tuesday and decided to con
tribute toward dragging the Grady
The three elevators, Lane & Sons,
Western Elevator Company, and Cra
mer Mill and Elevator Company, will
contribut (HO each to the Chamber
of Commerce for that purpose and
Secretary Jones was! Instructed to
start dragging at once and keep it
going as fat as the funds would per
mit. The Grady road carries more heavy
traffic than any road in Curry County
or for that matter, more than any
road In New Mexico east of the Rio
Grande River, and it is the main
artery for the enormous crop of wheat
which will be raised in northern Curry
County this year.
The State Highway Commission has
the plans completed and the Federal
Government has approved same but
the ' State Highway Engineer after a
consultation with Lieutenant Govern-
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contract at this time as the construe
tion work would interfere with the
grain hauling. Jus as soon as the
grain movement is out of the way, the
bids will be asked and the work will
probably be done during the winter
STORES WILL CLOSE AT
NOON JULY 4th AND 6th
In order to accommodate the shop
pers who will be in Clovis during the
celebration, the stores of the city will
be open until noon on the 4th and
rth of July, according to Felix Man
dell. PROMINENT RANCHER DEAD
J. C. Core, prominent ranchman of
Tolar, N. M., died at the Baptist Hos
pital Saturday morning of injuries
received when he fell from a wind
mill on his ranch. Burial tool: place
in Shamrock, Texas, Monday after
AMERICAN LEGION CELEBRATION .
)::!0 Big Calithunipinn Parade.
1():::0 Baseball (lame nt Hall Park North of
12:1.") Pip; Free Parheeiie, north
House, plenty of eats for all.
1:45 Hip Kodeo and Auto Races. ' 12 big
stunts, plenty of amusements between
8:00 Fireworks Display. Pall Park Plenty
of Fireworks for an Hour's display.
9:00 Grand Ball, Elks Auditorium.
9:n0 Big Parade.
11:00 Attractions on Main Street by Legion
1:45 Kodeo and Auto Races. 12 Big Stunts
-r-50-mile Auto Race, with additional
8:150 Final Ball, Elks Auditorium.
CITY DADS PASS
Procadura for Financing Paving it
Baing Put Through. Bonds Can
t Paid in Tan Installments.
In this issue of the News will be
found the full text of tho paving
ordinances passed Monday night by
the City Council. One ordinance pro
vides for the issuance of paving cer
tificates which are issued to the
paving company. By the provisions
of the ordinance the city collects the
installments and places the money to
the credit of a paving fund which is
used to redeem the paving certifi
cates. The procedure is a little dif
ferent from that adopted for the
North Main Street paving, but
umounts to substantially the same
thing and the plan enabled the pav
ing company to find a more ready
sale for the bonds as they are is
sued in equal amounts of $.100 and
all due at regular stated intervals.
The property owner is thoroughly
protected and no lot owner is re
sponsible for the delinquency of
The other ordinance provides for
been completed. rropeny owner.
can divide their assessments into ten
annual payments bearing interest at
eight per cent or can pay all cash and
thereby obtnin a discount of nine per
cent. The first installment will be
payable in tl.lrty days after the pas
su g- f: r tdlnance,
HIGHFILL AND STRICKLIN
WILL PREPARE BARBECUE
Th'1 finnncial arrangements have
been completed for the big barbecue
that will be held in Clovis on July 4th
in connection with the American Le
gion celebration. The Chamber of
Commerce at a director's meeting
Monday let the contract to Harry
Highfill and W. D. Stricklin to bar
i becuc the beeves for the occasion
The barbecue will be 'served just
noi lh of the court house where large
tables will be provided and visitors
will be served bread, coffep and the
best cooked meat ever served in this
Ball Club Appeals
For Local Support
Clovis citizens who are backing the
local basebull club are making an
appeal for support in this issue of the
News, which will be of interest to all
the loyal fans of the community.
This statement shows clearly the
value of a good live baseball team in
Clovis, and how essential it is that
the team be supported.
Many baseball enthusiasts believe
that Clovis has the material for a
winning team, and their record of
winning 11 out of IS games is not a
Clark, pitcher, of Floydada, joined
the teum today and is performing in
the game with Koswell. Talbot of
Roswell and Kerr, shortstop from the
Western Association, have also been
added to the lineup.
EDITOR JACK HULL TO
LEAVE ABOUT JULY 10th
J. R. Hull, editor of the Journal,
will leave July 10th for New York
from which place he will sail shortly
lifter to assume his duties as secretary
to the governor of Porto Rico. Mr.
Hull had planned to leave the latter
part of the week but his trip is post
poned ten days on account of sailing
dates being changed.
Fourteenth Singing Convention
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iracia v isuora rur miwi nrounii,
Meet at Bellview Next.
More than 2,000 people, many of
them from Texas counties attended
the 14th meeting of the Curry Coun
ty Sinking Convention which was held
at Hollene last Sunday. The school
building was crowded) to capacity,
and many were unable to get standing
Special features of the convention
were the songs by the Texico and
The meeting voted unanimously in
favor of the organization of the big
Plateau Singing Convention, which
will include more than 40 counties in
New Mexico and Texas.
The next convention will be held at
Bellview on the third Sunday in
OF CITY IMPROVEMENTS
A. W. Hoekenhull wus the principal
speaker at the Kiwanis Club lunch
eon Wednesday. Mr. Hoekenhull
spoke of Clovis' development In the
way of public improvement in the
pnst few years. Mr. Hoekenhull was
followed by Dr. A. L. Dillon, who
gave a list of the new buildings aside
from residences, that have been erect
ed during the past two years.
City M'ana(L.r Oscar Dobhs made
a short tu!; on sidewalks and paving
and outlined the naving done and
some that would possibly be asked for
by property owners during the com
The sidewalk committee? will re
port at the next meeting of the club.
BY BUSINESS MEN 17 TO 8
Approximately $28 was raised for
the band fund of the Chamber of
Commerce at the ball game Tuesday
afternoon, and incidentally the busi
ness men defeated the professional
men by a score of 17 to 8.
Yost on' the mound for the bus!
ness men proved too much for the
professionals, and neither side played
airtight ball. However, the loyal fans
enjoyed it, and are unanimous in pro
nounring it a good game,
WEST GRAND AVENUE
TO BE COMPLETED SOON
The paving crew will finish the
work of surfacing West Crand Ave
nue this week and thus add two more
blocks to the number of streets paved.
Chamber of Commerce Co-operating
With Ea-Sarvlce Men to Make
Program Beet Ever.
The stage Is set for the biggest
celebration ever held on the plains,
and Clovis is making preparations to
take care of the visitors, according
to officials of the American Legion,
who are fostering the Independence
Day festivities for July 4th and 6th.
The Chamber of Commerce, co
operating with the service men, has
arranged for the big free barbecue,
which will be held at noon, on July
4th on the grounds north of the Court
House. A contract has been closed
with Stricklin and Highfill to barbe
cue and serve ten fat steers for the
occasion, and to furnish the "fixins."
Business men and local organiza
tions are enthusiastically making their
plans to enter the big Calllthumplan
parade, and it promises to be
scream. Three bands will take part
in this parade. '
Johnson's Band has been engaged
for both days and will furnish music
throughout tho celebration.
Following the parade each day a
ball game will be staged, and on July
4th -patriotic addresses will be deliver
ed on the Court House lawn, begin
ning at 10:30. .
Each afternoon twelve big rodeo
and auto racing stunts will be held.
The rodeo promises to be the big-
(Section for a long time. J. T. Mc-
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i-'unuiu, ii-uMuu piainsnian, win nave
charge of the affair, which will be
held on the afternoon of each day,
and he guarantees that It will be
real western showing.
Following the rodeo the 10-mile
Ford "scamper" will be held, and this
will be followed by the big 30-mile
race., Three local cars which have
been rebuilt espec ally for thU race
will be entered and thero will likely
lie several others. Ample purses will
be offered on all these events ample
enough to insure an interesting pro
gram. The big race on July 6th will
be HO miles instead of 30.
A squad of Legion men are busy
on the track and will hnve it in good
shape for the races.
The fireworks display, which will
be held at the ball park, Is another
event to be placed in the superlative
.class. The Legion program commit
tee has spared no expense in securing
the necessary fireworks to keep the
sky illuminated for an hour.
Each day's festivities will be closed
with a grand ball at the Elka Audi
torium. It is not possible, according to Le-
gion members, to give a detailed ac
count of the program. However, It
is announced that both days will be
Mhd with entertainment. Comic
stunts by Legion members will be
sandwiched in between tho big acta
or tho program and there will be
something doing every minute of the
The celebration is being widely ad
vertised, and th events will bring
contestants and v:'iors from all over
the plain? to'-. i. ,
WON SERIES FROiv: SI TON
AND LOST TO ROSWELL
C'.ovi won ill.: first of the series
from Slaton, on the local diamond
Sunday afternoon by a score of 12
to 4. The second game, scheduled for
Monday afternoon, was called on ac
count of rain.
The locals journeyed to Roswell for
a two-game series Wednesday and
Thursday, Report was received last
night that Roswell took the first of
the series by a score of 12 to 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Curless were
Amarillo visitors the first of the week.
They made the trip to Amarillo to
mark the Abo Highway over a new
route in Randall county. Owing to tho
rain they were compelled to return
home by train.
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