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County Oldest Established Paner in Curry County Official PaDer of U. S. Land Office VOL. IS, NUMBER 1. THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1921. $2.00 PER YEAR Business Men Of Clovis Will Serve Barbecue Next Monday MANY TO ENTER RODEO STUNTS Legion Men Completing, Grand Stand and Bleachers. Track Will Be in Good Shape (or Big Races. Red Cross Will Have Rest Room "Every detail of the big rodeo for July 4 til and 5th has been completed, and it will be u success from start to finish." Thin is the report coining' from American Legion headquarters. J. T. McDonald, who will huve charge of tlu rodeo, bus imported enough wild stock to keep more than 100 "punchers" busy during the events, and states that cow men will be here from nil over the plains. A number of Legion men have been busy on the rodeo grounds and track for two weeks, and have things in fine shape. The arena has been fenced, corral!) prepared, and a grand stand and bleachers are now being constructed. From all reports comiiiK in there will he at least a hn'f dozen ears enter tin' bit' races. Contestants arc com- he' f rum Gallup, Amarillo and Por t:iles, in addition to three or four cars that will be entered by Clovis di i ers. The ten mile "Kurd Scamper," too, promises to brinit u number of cn-tru-U. Only stock cars will be enter al in this race, and many Clovis y.jnirstera are tuning up their pet "1 wies" for the occasion. ttf airplane stunts, too. promise to I) nig feature of each d.-y' til niHlit. BurreU of ice water will be fur-. niahed to the thirsty crowds on the) down town treets by the Curry Coun ty Chapter of the American lied Cross during the celebration Monday and Tuesday', and n rest room for women will be maintained in the Klks Audi torium during both days, according to announcements made this morning. Arrangements have been made for drinking water, towels, and other con veniences to be placed in the Audi torium for the use of the visitors. FOUR WEEK'S REVIVAL CLOSED SUNDAY NIGHT One hundred and twenty-five con versions were recorded during the re vival services conducted by Rev. 1. E. Honeywell and party under the aus pices of the Clovis Ministerial Asso ciation, and which closed Sunday evening. The features of the campaign were the meetings for men held by Rev. Honeywell and the meetings conduct ed for women by Mrs. Swartzbaugh, eaen nunuay uucrnoon. "We are well pleased with the re suits of the meeting," said Rev. R. B Freeman, secretary of the Ministerial Association. "Rev. Honeywell's ser. nions filled a long felt want in Clo vis." inter Parade Will Be Big Feature of 4th FIGHT DRAWS SPECTATORS FROM ALL OVER WORLD New York, June 21. Probably inure newspaper correspondents than were employed on the battlefields F ranee during the World war will be present to report Saturday's chain l-ioiiship match. l-.e Morgan, head of the press ar rangements, said there would be 700 new sp.-ipernu n at the ringside, the greatest array of fight chroniclers or chroniclers of any kind ever nssem FOR A BETTER CLOVIS The act.on of tho business men of Clovis in rolling up their sleeves and doing their part toward making the -llli of July celebration a successful one, is commendable. When judges, bankers, menchants, lawyers and lead ing men from every walk of life undertake a job like serv ing a barbecue to hundreds of people it means one thing their motives are absolutely unselfish and they are doing it for a better Clovis. And when the Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly it menus that they, too, are working for a better Clovis. And the American Legion. Their motives are above question. They have worked unceasingly on every de tail that has fallen to their lot. They want to help stage an unsurpassed celebration for the good of Clovis. Some have worked much harder than others, and they nrc still willing to do more without complaint. All those who have worked on this or any previous public enterprise, have found thut it takes the tooperaiioii of all to make for success. And the results are inevitable. If a successful cele bration is staged in Clovis Clovis will benefit by it. That which benefits Clovis ;s sure to benefit the American Legion, the Chamber of Commerce and each citizen of Clovis. We are all working for a bigger and better Clovis. Clovis Gun Club To Hold Big Shoot The biggest shoot of the year will be staged about the middle of July, according to arrangements that are now being made by officials of the club. More than $100.00 worth of mer chandise has been pledged by Clovis merchants, as prizes for the winners, and it is probable that the list will be added to before the event is staged The shoot is open only to members of the Clovis (Jim Club, and those wishing to participate should join im mediately, officials announce. Members of the club will be classi fied accoiding to their ability nnd an effort will be made to see that, all contestants are evenly ina'ched. TO REORGANIZE BASEBALL CLUB Faithful Fans are Still Backing Club and Promise to Give Clovii a Team Worthy of Support. PLANS ARE MADE FOR SIDEWALKS Kiwanians and City Council Working on- Plan Similar to That Used tor Conitructing Paving, FINAL PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED Members of Chamber of Commerce) Will Roll Up Their Sleeves and See That People are Well Fed. At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Friday morning, the contract for the big barbe cue July 4th was cancelled, and members of the Chamber decided to personally oversee the affair. Alex Shipley was appointed I with C. W. Harrison and J. E. Lindley to secure the beeves and see that they were barbecued to a turn, and a committee on arrangements and serving was appointed. This committee con sists of Don Weatherford, chair man, Ray Harrison, D. W. Jones, Miss Lelia Kendall and Mrs. E. R. Cassel. Plans were completed Wednesday for the big free barbecue that will be served next Monday by the busi ness men of Clovis in connection with, the 4th of July celebration. The order of procedure has been announced by Don Weatherford, , . , . j.l. . t f I .. .l r, , . . I...,t ....,ti.r Qutnr.lnu 1 "" ' """" 1,1 l,u 41,1 au eOHIIUIl.- eturetm ill. us urn,. ih,i,ii' u- Farm Bureau Raps Blue Sky Salesmen Salsemen of fake stock selling pro positions hereafter will not find the farmers of Curry County an easy prey for their schemes, according to action taken by the new Executive Committee of the Curry County Farm "Don't try to look pretty the fun nier vol are the better it will !"-" That's the final instruction given to ,,., to cover a single event, those entering the big tallithumpiini Two hundred correspondents will parade, .uly '1th, by W. H. Uoughtoii, dictate to telegraph operators while chairman of the callithumpuin com-, the ,ol,t progresses. The remaindc mitt v, I w II sit in all encircling arena directly Tills committee of the Chamber of; ;n f t ont of the holders of the $.r0 Commerce is trying its "dead level tickets. best" to make the parade the largest ;,.pi tcrs of many nations will feature of th--' eelebration, and t'H'jwatcli Deinpscy, the champion, and inert hat ts and business men of Cl.ivis' ( arpentier, the debonair challenger, are cooperating with enthusiasm. I battle for the honors nnd through Tlr- parade will form at the corner1 newspapers they wdl tell the of Hagerman and Mitchell Streets, world tlu story of the encounter, just north of the Harvey House, not. Seven French writers will be pres- later than !):0tl ocIock, .vionday niorn-'ent waiting and hoping they will be mg. ) :,'((). The parade starts promptly at AMARILLO NEWS BOOSTS CLOVIS CELEBRATION abb' to flush a message of victory to their countrymen. England will be represented by IS correspondents and Canada by eight. Kvc:i Tokio, on the other side of the world, will have special writers there, as well as Cop- Frank ObeiTin, "old man of the valley," has been secured as manager of the Clovis baseball club, and will rVport July 6th, according to an nouneoMcnts made this afternoon by W. II. Duckworth. Oherlin, for a long time, has been the guiding genius of the Roswell club and Clovis funs feel very for tunate in securing his services. Until he reports, the team will be under the management of Captain Cave, catcher. Clovis baseball enthusiasts have complained that while the local club has some mighty good material, the hoys have not displayed the team work that is so essential for success ful baseball. Oherlin, who has had years of base ball experience, will be counted on to bring out the best the boys have in them and Clovis is expe-' ni; a win ning team for the remainder of the season. Diamond, fielder, nnd Cribble, first base, were released this week, and other changes in the line-up will be made if necessary, Mr. Duckworth said. Tin, Aniei-ir-nn Lee-ion I'ost of Clo vis is ntittlnir on a great 1Mi and r.th c-nlii.jron. Havana, Buenos Aires and of July entertainment. They are go- "(h'''' ing after the business incident to the attraction in the same manner that they went after the Huns. They are winners, for the American Legion is! an organisation of men and not of localities. The Clovis boys are Ameri can boys, they belong to the great American family, nnd when they want anything they shall have it. It is to be hoped if the people of Amarillo pet an idea that distance lends en chantment, if they want to change from this city for the glorious Fourth, they ill not overlook Clovis. And, if as a matter of fact they remain in Amarillo 4iid n'o not sufficiently "fed up" on the one-day program here, WHEAT READY FORHARVEST Many Combine Harvester-Threshers Will be Used in Curry County. Farm Lnborens Needed. theyvlll board the early morning train and breakfast in Clovis, the boosting, thriving, interesting Curry County cnpital city that never does things by hnlvcs. Clovis Legionnaires, we are with vou and wo are wishing for your full est appreciation and recognition by the citizens of your beautiful city, by the people of Curry County, by the nonulation of Eastern New Mexico, You are worth it and these friends of American liberty feel related to you in a most intimate way nnd join your local community in every act of sup port, in every sentiment of love. We glory In your past achievements and know that ynu are destined to sustain your reputution for loyalty, for pat riotism, for bravery, Americanism. Mav success crown your every worthy effort. Amarillo Daily News. Wheat harvesting is commencing in many parts of the county now. For the most part the early harvesting is being done with headers. As the grain gi'ts riper the combine harvester threshers will be used. Next week will see harvesting at its height in this section and with pretty weather the train will bo harvested ftfster than for the past two years on account of there being more labor and luore la bor-saving machinery. After Harvest Hands. Through tho County Agent's office advertisements have been sent to all tho newspapers in the valley as well as for two hundred miles west, asking for harvest hands to come here nnd it is believed that the matter of secur ing help will not be as serious as it has been in times gone by. The Kiwaniaiis are behind an ex tensive sidewalk program. The plan is to organize sidewalk districts along i t' r plan to that which has made paving possible. This would make the building of sidewalks compulsory on the streets designated but property owners could pay for the improve ment over a period of time and the expenditure would not be burden some. I.ouis P. J. Unsterson is chairman of a committee from the Kiwnnis Club that will work with the City Council on the matter and something definite will be announced possibly after the next meeting of the council. If the present sidewalk plan is car- ied through Clovis will have no trouble in getting free mail delivery. tee of the Chamber of Commerce. The Carpenter's I'nion appear in 'the first act at 8:00 o'clock in the I morning. They will meet at the har i becue grounds under the direction of Secretary I.. I.. Kyle, nnd will erect After a lively discussion, a motion J was carried authorizing a committee to be appointed to iin esrigiiU' every stock selling proposition ottered in the rural districts. A committee mem- 1 . -U ,nu anlei-1. OOr IlOm elicit cunmuoiii ,y "mo ov.-v . , ... , 1, 1 , ii, ! the necessary tables and stands he ed and his duties Will be to look out ' , DRAWS KIWANIS PRIZE AND GIVES IT TO BALL TEAM A. W. Johnson is the most lucky man in the Kiwnnis Club. This week he drew the $5.00 attendance prize for the third time since the club was organized a few months ago. The baseball club hopes he draws it every week, for Mr. Johnson donated the $5.00 to the team. MISS MARY G. ASHLEY DIED LAST WEDNESDAY Miss Mary 0. Ashley, daughter of Mrs. M. E, Ashley, died last week after a lingering illness. The fun ernl service was conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. A. Strublc. The deceased is survived by her mother and three brothers. TO PLAY OFF TIE Joe Hewett's Home Damaged by Fire The home of Joe Hewett, at the corner of Vigil and Connelly was bad ly damaged by fire Monday after noon, the alarm being turned in about six o'clock. Mrs. Hewett has been away from home and Mr. Hewett had not been at the house since noon and the origin of the fire is unknown Timely assistance from the fre de pnrtment saved the building but only after it had been very badly damaged on the inside. The furnishings of the home arc practically a total loss. Since the Kiwanis Club defeated Johnson's Bnnd at the game played last week, it has been decided to play a deciding game which will be stnged soon. Two Hollene Boys Drowned Sunday Homer Stilh nnd Guy Dunnigan, of Hollene, were drowned Sunday morn ing while swimming in s tank on the Kscabnda ranch. They had been swimming for some time, and were swinging on a wire that was stretched across the lank. When the wire broke they were thrown into deep water and strangled before they could be rescued. Two other boys attempted to save them but nearly lost their own lives in the attempt. Help arrived too late. Both boys were past sixteen years of age and their families have lived in the Hollene neighborhood for a num her of years. They attended the Hol lene school during the past term, and had many friends who mourn their untimely death. Funeral services were held Monday at Hollene by Rev. Cameron and Rev. Wagoner. for stock solicitors and salesmen, and I report to the F.xecutive CommittK of the Bureau. The executive committee will then investigate the merits of the com pany, and report to those interested. Members on the investigating com- midcc are us follows: A. J. Conley, Melrose; J. A. I.nRue, Prairie Valley; Joseph Smilh. Pleasant Hill; S. b- Allcorn. West Chapel ; W.J. .Matthews, Texico; George H. Palmateer, Claud; F.mmett Davis, Ranchvale; George Brownell, St. Vrain; C. C. McGec, Havener. Members of the executive board will act as committeemen in their districts. CLOVIS BREAKS EVEN IN ROSWELL SERIES After losing the first of the series, 12 to 5, nt Roswell last Wednesday Clovis broke even by taking the sec ond game by a score of t to 11, Clark, the lanky pitcher from Flny dada, recently added to the Clovis club, held the valley team to iwo hits. LEFT FOR CALIFORNIA Dr. Howard Dennis left Tuesday of this week for Los Angeles, Calif., where he has accepted an important position with tho Los Angeles County Hospital. MORE STREETS MAY BE PAVED Property Owners Asking for Addi tional Paving When Present Con tract Has Been Finished. ON VACATION TRIP J. R. Denhof left Sunday for a three weeks' vacation in points in Missouri. He was joined by Mrs. Denhof and children in St. Louis, and from there they will go to their old home at Lebanon, for the remainder of their vacation. STORE CLOSING NOTICE Clovis stores will be open on the morning of July 4th and the morning of July 5th to accommodate shoppers who arc in town during the big two dav celebration. Clovis has a big paving program on now. but if plans materialize, many more blocks will be added to what has already been contracted for. Property owners on several residence streets have announced their intention of Mintim? navimr and the industries along Hagerman Avenue are particu larlv anxious for better streets as at present they are nlmost Impassable when there are excessive rains, ine next paving will likely be done with the blaclt base instead of concrete as it is cheaper and ninny think better, I'avinu- in front of a lot in the resi dence district will likely cost in the neighborhood of $350 by using the black base. fore !(:() o'clock. Alex Shipley, president of the Clo vis National Bank, with a force of ex perts, will barbi cue the beef and de liver it to the siieers nt !:0 o'clock. Then come the champion meat cut ters. D. II. Carson, Thus. Fulton, Ned Honk, J. T. Hatlcy, J. H. Monroe, D. F. Berry, Robt. Ross, I!. W. Hatley, W. M. Williams, Jack Ross, Theo Paul, Kid Ross and A. J. Bell have vol unteered for this job, and will finish by 1 1 :00 o'clock. An imposing array of "chanipecn" waiters under the direction of Jno. O. I'ritchard, will t.ikc charge and prepare for serving the banquet with all the "fixins." The feed will con sist of barbecued beef, bread, pickles, and coffee the latter donated and prepared by A. B. Austin. Hon. Sam G. Bratton, judge of tho District Court, will head the list of thn waiters in white. Others who will serve are J. K. I.indley, proprietor of the Highway Garage; S, A. Jones, Cashier of the Citizens Bank; A. Man- lell, of the Mundcll Clothing and Dry Goods Co.; W. I. Luikiirt, of W. I. I.uikart & Co.; A. W. Sknrdu, cashier of the Farmers State Bank; W. H. Houghton, of the Houghton Land Co.; (ins M. Bryan, of the Union Mortgage Co.; W. C. Stallings, of Stallings Grocery Co.; W. B. Cramer, of Long- Bell Lumber Co.; Miss Lelia Kendall, of Kendall Dry Goods Co.; C. W. Harrison, president of the First Na tional Bank; Alex Shipley, president of the Clovis National Bank; A. J. Rodes, of Rodes-Bradb"' Dry Goods Co.; Joe Wilkinson, of Ramey and Wilkinson; W. H. Duckworth, of the Southwestern Drug Co.; R. M. Bishop, of the Clovis Furniture nnd Under taking Co.; C. A. Hatch of Patton & Hatch; John Barry, of Barry Hard ware Co.; George O. Koberts, of Rob-erts-Dearborne Hardware Co.; K. C. (hilders, of Lone Star Lumber Co.; Milton Brown, of Kemp Lumber Co.; J. D. Fleming, County Commissioner; and Dr. C. L. McClellan, Dr. J. B. Westerficld, nnd Dr A. L. Dillon. These men will report at the barbe cue grounds at 11:00 o'clock each equipped with suitable apron, cap and bread knife. Those who are forced to be absent, are requested to furnish a substitute. CIVIC CLUB There will be no meeting of the Civic Club Monday on account of thut dny beinj a holiday. BAPTIST CHURCH All regular services will be held at the Baptist church next Sunday. The 'lord's Supper will be observed at the morning hour, A special invitation 1 extended to any who might desire to unite with the church. C. W. Stumph, Pastor. LUMBER OFFICIAL HERE TO PUT NEW PEP IN KIWANI'i PROGRAMS L. L. Austin, vice president and general manager of the Kemp Lum ber Company, was In Clovis for two or three days this week a business visitor and guest of Milton Brown, locnl manager of the Kemp Lumber VUi i - " Dr. A. L. Dillon, president of the Kiwanis Club, announced Wednesday that variety will be put into the Ki wnnis Club programs in the future by having a new member in charge of the program each day. Next Wed nesday the program will be entirely in charge of Judge Sam Bratton and the following Wednesday A. B. Austin will be in charge.