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Oldest Established Paper in Curry County Official Paner of U. S. Land Office VOL. 13, NUMBER 6. THE CLOVIS NEWS. THURSDAY, ANGUST 4, 1921. $2.00 PER YEAR County Clerk CONSTITUTION Ten Proposed Constitutional Change Will Bo Voted On at Special Election on September 20. The following amendment will be voted upon hy the people of New Mexico at the special election to be held September 20th next. 1 Allowing women to hold any office to which they may he olee'ed. J 2 forbidding aliens to own really. 3 Defining the official staff dfj the state and providing that when any of such officers, except the sup erintendent of public instruction shall have served two terms or four years they shall be ineligible to all offices for two years. 4 Allowing tax exemption of $200 for heads of families, and of $2,000 for all ex-service men and women. 5 Providing for an extension of the' powers of the state corporation commission. A Providing the official term of all officers except governor shall be gin January 1, next after election, and that of the governor shall start on December 1, after election. Also that the meeting time of the legisla ture be changed to the first Tuesday in February after election, and that all moneys received for the state shall he paid In to the state treasurer, and that all appropriations shall be based upon a budget system, etc. 7 All public lands of the state to he transferred to the control of a state commission of three members, appointed by the governor and serv ing two, four and Bix years. Fixing the maximum rate of tax ation for all state purposes at fi mills rim the dollar, for county purposes 5 mills with an optional 2 millg for roads, for schools 10 mills with an optional Increase to 16 mills in cer tain cases, for city purposes 5 mills, health purposes Vt mill, special school purposes 5 mills. 9 Prescribing for the expenditure of municipal monies, providing that no indebtedness by bonds or other wise shall run more than fifty years, under an ordinance that Is not re nealable until the obligation is paid, and allowing a special levy of 12 mills to provide a sinking fund. 10 Providing that all county of ficers shall be elected every two year, and that such officers, except the superintendents of schools, shall bo eligible for re-election in less than two years after having served two terms. 11 Allowing the legislature to isaue road bonds without submitting them to the people, but limiting such issuance to 1 per cent of the state . valuation, and fixing the maximum of any issue at $2,000,000. MISS BERNICE FRY TO TEACH IN COLORADO Was Bernice Fry returned the lat ter part of last week from Las Vegas where she has been attending the normal. Miss Fry will teach at Du rango, Colorado, the coming session. She will have charge of the Commer cial work in the high school, sim ilar position to that which she his held in Clovis for the past several years, TWO MORE GAMES WITH WOODWARD Jt The Woodward ball team will .l return here for two ball games after going down the valley and will meet the home team in two contests on Monday and Tues- day of next week. The two nines with Woodward this week ' were the best exhibitions that Clovis ball fans have seen this vear and it is expected that the two games next week will be good ones. The team deserves a better attendance than was at - the games this week. It takes a treat deal of money to ii- nance ball team and it can not be easily done unless people will go out to see the games. Smith & Hyatt Suffer Fire Loss Fire was discovered In the mercan tile establishment of Smith & Hyatt last Thursday night shortly after midnight. The building was consid erably damaged on the1 inside and the stock is practically a total loss on ac count of the water and fire damage. The fixtures are also very badly dam aged. Messrs. Smith 4 Hyatt think the fire originated from defective wiring in the building. Prompt work of the fire department saved the building from complete loss, even though the stock was completely destroyed. J. Z. 1SLER PLANS TO MOVE TO CLOVIS SOON Mr. and Mrs, J. Z. Isler of Cam eron' were in town this week. Mr. Isler says very little rain fell in his neighborhood Sunday and that har vesting was going ahead Monday. He says there will be a large acreage of wheat again this full as farmers have found it about the most profit able crop they can raise. Mr. laler says he is planning to rent out his farm this year and will move to Clovis. REPUBLICANS TO MEET AUGUST 18 Convention Will Contiit of 636 Dele gate. Will Name Candidate For U. S. Senator. The republican senatorial conven tion will be held in Santa Fe on Aug ust lKth. The state central committee issued the call last week. Mi's. A (le I ina Otero-Warren submit ted her roNignation as vice chairman but on motion of Jerre Haggard, Al buquerque, the committee deferred action until the day of the conven tion. She said that she felt the women should have a voice in the selection of the vice chairman. She was ap pointed to the post. The call makes the proposed const!' tutional amendment, which gives wo men the right of holding state public office, one of the subjects for action on the part of the convention. The other 10 amendments, howerer, are not mentioned. The apportionment provides for 530 delegates. 1.62 Inches Rain Fine on Roto Crops A fine rain fell in Clovis last Sun day amounting to 1.62 inches. Some late wheat harvesting was retarded but for the most part the moisture will be beneficial. It will particular ly help corn and other row crops which are practically made now. Cur ry County is going to make some record yields of corn this year if pres ent indications count for anything. SOME FARMING RECORD Uucle John Fleming, county com missioner, claims about the longest farming record of any man In the county. Uncle John says he has not failed to be between the plow handles for sixty-two years fo rat least some time during the year. The News agrees with Mr. Fleming- that this is some record. MARRIED AT FARWELL Mrs. Zella M. McFarlin and Mr. P F. White stole a march on their friends Sunday, July 2-ith, when they slipped over to Farwell and were quietly married by Judge J. C, Tem ple. Mrs. White Is a well known busi ness woman of Clovis and owner of the Reidoria Hotel. Mr. White is a contractor and is at present con structlng a garage at Friona, Texas. The News joins the friends of the bride and groom in extending con gratulations. SHOP BOYS DEFEATED PORTALES WEDNESDAY The Santa Fe shop baseball team defeated the Portalcs team in a game played at the Rogers picnic Wednea day afternoon. The score was 6 to 3. MENTIONED FOR U. S. SENATOR Hon. Chas E. Dennis and Judge Sana Bratton Among those Talked of as Probable Nominees. The Democratic Senatorial conven tion will be held in Albuquerque on August 18th, the same date that the Republican convention meets in San ta Fe, according to a call issued the first of the week by State Chuirman Arthur Seligman. The number of delegates is limited to 527. Two Clo vis men have been mentioned for the Democratic nomination Hon. Chas. E. Dennis and Judge Sam G. Bratton. While neither of these gentlemen is in a.iy sense a candidate, either one of them would serve the state com petently in this high position. The Santa Fe New Mexican this week has the following to sny in regard to Democratic timber for the position: "Who the democratic senatorial candidate will be remains uncertain. The number of possibilities suggest ed reaches nearly a score, but which of these will get the nomination probably will not be known until the convention votes." The list of these possibilities is then given as follows: H. L. Hall, Chama. Samuel G. Bratton, Clovis. A. H. Hudspeth, White Oaks. Arthur Seligman, Santa Fe. R. L. Young, Las Cruces. Robert E. Putney, Albuquerque. John Morrow, Raton. Felix Garcia. Lumberton. Charles E. Dennis, Clovis. ('. R. Brice, Roswell. J. S. Vaught, Deming. R. H. Hanna, Albuquerque. W. R. Walton, Silver City. John W. Poe, Roswell. Mr. Hall was formerly state treas urer. Judge Bratton is judge or the ninth judicial district court, Mr.Huds peth has just retired as United States marshal, to resume the practice of law, Mr. Seligman is and has been for several years chairman of the democratic state committee. Mr. Young is a lawyer. Mr, Putney is head of the L. B. Putney grocery house In Albuquerque. Mr. Morrow is a well known lawyer. Mr. Garcia is a merchant and stockman and was de feated by O. A. Larraxolo for the governorship in 1918. Mr. Dennis is banker and stockman. Judge Brice is judge of the fifth judicial dis trict court. Mr. Vaught is a former district attorney in Luna county and is attorney for the New Mexico Cat tle and Horse Growers Association. Mr. Hanna was the unsuccessful can didate against Governor Mechem in the last election. Mr. Walton is a former congressman and was defeat ed for election to the United States senate by Senator Fall in 1918. Mr. Poe Is a well known Roswell banker. rnone Komvanv To Increase Rates The Mountain States Telephone Company has filed schedules in the office of the Corporation Commission at Santa Fa that will increase tele phone rates in most cities in New Mexico, effective September 1st, The company says these raises in rates will not cover the deficit which for 1920 was $63,000, based on 8 per cent return, although toll rates were increased during the year. Clovis gets a fifty cent raise in one and two party business rates and the one party residence rate. The two-party residence rate is raised 25 cents. At Texlco and Portalcs exchanges the one-party business rate is increas ed 60 cents, the one-party residence rate 60 cents, and four-party resi dence service, established at $2.00. BRADSHAW-CHANDLER Mr. Lee Bradshaw and Miss Iva Chandler were married Tuesday af ternoon at the Monroe home on North Prince Street. Mr. Bradshaw lives in the Hill McDaniel neighbor- hood and the bride's home has been near Blacktower. The ceremony was! performed by Elder Mickey. Fails To Pass Milk Ordinance The city council had up before it Monday night an ordinance requiring the inspection of dairies. The pro posed ordinance not only provided for dairy cattle receiving the tubercu lin test but also put various and sun dry restrictions around those engaged in the business. The ordinance was patterned after the one in force at Roswell but members of the Council expressed the opinion that while Clo vis needed a law regulating those sell ing milk, the one proposed was too complicated uud it was vol"d down. A j simpler ordinance will likely be puss ed at a later date. WEEDS INJURE THE GRADE OF WHEAT At a local elevator this week the News man wus shown the cleanings from a quantity of wheat tliut had gone through the machinery. It is almost inconceivable the amount of weed seed that is taken from the av erage load of wheat. This is due to the fact that the farmers have not been able to get their cutting done on account of the rains and the weeds have grown up in the wheat before it is harvested. 2 GOOD GAMES WITHWOODWARD Clovis Wint Two Games From Tu cumcari, But Loies tt Floydada and Woodward, Oklahoma. Two of the best exhibitions of base ball of the season were played here Tuesduy and Wednesday between Clovis and the Woodward, Okla., team which is playing a series of games in this section. The Tuesday game was won by the visitors by a score of 3 to 2 and it was closely con tested up until the last inning. Sta te n for Woodward struck out five men, while Althause for Clovis struck out nine. Woodward got five hits off the Clovis pitcher, while the score keeper chalked up eight safe ones off the Oklahoma twirler. The second game played Wednes day afternoon was also a good game but Clovis was again defeated, the score being 4 to 1. The batteries for Clovis were Murphy and Cavanaugh; for Woodward, Brandon and Clifton. Clovis got 6 hits and the visitors got 6 also. Clovis fans will be glad to know thut they will have the privilege of witnessing two more games between the local team and Woodward next Monday and Tuesday. Floydada took two games from Clovis Friday and Saturday of last week. Both sides piled up a big score in the first game which was an easy victory for the .visitors. The Saturday game was a good exhibition in which Floydada won by a score of 7 to 4. The batteries for Floydada were Bredwell and Bassenger; ;for Clov', Althause and Cave. Struck out by Bassenger, 9; by Althause, 6. Hits off Althause, 9, off Bassenger, 10. Won Two From Tucumcari Tucumcari again proved an easy mark for the Clovis team on Sunday and Monday. The first game was won by a lopsided score of 20 to 4. Batteries for Clovis, Murphy and Turner; for Tucumcari, Barclay and Cook. The second game played Mon day afternoon, was won by a score of 7 to 4. Batteries for Clovis, Denise and Mickey and Cavanaugh and Tur ner; Tucumcari, Nutt and Barclay. Potatoes Grow on Broom Com Here On display at the Union Mortgage Co. this week is a broom corn stalk with an Irish potato as big as a hen's egg growing on its roots. One of the roots of the broom corn passes entire- lv through the notato. No doubt there was a potato vine near the broom corn stalk, and evidently Cur ry County potatoes have just grown so fast this year that the broom corn root could not get out of the way fast enough to keep from being; en veloped. Grand Jury Finds Twelve True Bills LEGION MEMBERS ARE PREPARING FOR ROUND-UP The Dean Lucas Post has complet- , cd arrangements for the Kound-Up to be held at Clovis August lHth, lf)th and 20th, and the public is assured of on entertaining performance. It is announced that some of the interest ing features of the show will be the ludy riders, cowboy clowns and calf roping. Other attractions will be the wild steer roping and riding, wild horse riding and cow pony races. In fact they are going to have every at traction that goes to make a Hound- Up a success. There will be expert riders and ropers from all over the country par ticipating in the round-up, and the cattle and horses are the very best, all wild and woolly and are guaran teed to muke the riders do their best. The members of the Post stale that with weather permitting, the Round Up will he one of the best staged in this part of the country and vJill be well worth any one's time to be in attendance. MAY RECONSIDER COUNTY AGENT MATTER In all probability the matter of in cluding an appropriation in next year's budget for the county agricul tural agent will again come before the county commissioners. At a re cent meeting the commissioners de cided to eliminate this expense for 1921, but it seems that many of the farmers and others would rather pay the small expense than to dispense with this important work at this time and lose all that has! been done in the past years. Only a portion of the expense of maintaining the county agent's work comes directly from Curry County and for this reason the elimination of the expense will amount to a very little to the tax payers of the county. In all prob ability a petition will be circulated requesting the commissioners to re consider their recent action. PLAYING AT AMARILLO Clovii base ball boys are playing today and tomorrow with the Ama rillo team on the grounds at that place. Bent Avenue to Have Sidewalks ,'it a meeting of the City Council Monday night a resolution was passed instructing the city attorney to draw an ordinance requiring the building of sidewalks on Bent Avenue. The main purpose of this ordinance is to give sidewalks to the west side school building. The ordinance will likely be passed at the next meeting of the city council. KIWANIS LUNCHEON F. S. Burns had charge of the Ki- wanis Club program Wednesday of this week. Col. Harry Herring, for mer adjutant general of New Mexico, but more recently Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. army, was guest of the club and made a talk outlining some of the troubles an automobile tourist has. Col. Herring and wife recently made a motor trip from New York City to Clovis. Little Janie Wood Bishop, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Bishop, favored the club members with a re citation that was heartily encored. County Commissioner J. D. Flem ing made a short talk favoring the tax for a county agent for next year, explaining the small costs as compar ed to the benefits to be derived. County Agent IlolUnger explained that the matter of retaining the coun ty agent was Slot a personal matter as far as he was concerned. He explain ed that should Curry County decide to not have a county agent next year the department would send him else where, and" in deciding on the matter of having an agent, those interested should be guided wholly on whether a county agent was beneficial. Eight Indictments Were for Felony Charge and Four were for Minor Offemes. Ditmitied Wednesday. District Court has been in session this week with Judge Sam Bratton presiding. The grand jury was em paneled Monduy morning and com pleted its labors Wednesday night und wus dismissed by the judge. The report given below shows thut they found twelve true bills und four no bills. The following citizens made Up the grand jury: W. B. Cole, foreman; A. L. Cox, S. W. Brooks, K. C. Childers, It. K. Scarborough, J. II. Kngrum, Roy Murks, A. M. Singleterry, Sum Stupp, J. A. Nichols, Sum Mitchell, Charles Denhof, J. D. Crawford, Bert Cur less, J. B. Mulhuir, A. Rogers, J. I. Brockcrhaugh, S. E. Lockmiller, O. W. Bradley and Wallace K. Austin. Following is the report thut the grand jury returned to Judge Brat ton: To the Hon, Sam G. Bratton, Judge of the Ninth Judicial District: We, the grand jury, empaneled at this the August, A. D. 1921, term of the District Court, in and for the County of Curry and State of New Mexico, beg leave to submit the fol lowing as our final report: We have carefully investigated all violations of the law brought to our attention, and have examined and made investigations in all of the twenty-seven ulleged violations of the law and have examined in all seventy eight witnesses, and have found twelve true bills and four no-bills. We have, through our foreman and through committees appointed by him, examined all the county office and have found the county superin tendent's office in need of a new linoleum on the floor and doors for book cases, and the walls cleaned and retinted. We find that the sheriff is in need of a new desk, or that the desk that is now in that office be retained by that office. We find the books and records of the county officers neatly and well kept, in so far as we are able to as certain, and all the county officials are performing the duties of their respective offices in an efficient manner. We have examined into all the al leged violations of the compulsory school law, and the investigations so made discloses that this law is being respected by the citizens of this coun ty, and we find no alleged violations of the law. We find from our investigations that there has been some drinking and bootlegging in Curry County and we have returned indictments against all that we had sufficient evidence to warrant the same, but we do not be lieve that we have succeeded in re turning indictments against all who have been engaged in this violation of the law, and hereby recommend that the officers of this county be ex ceedingly diligent in their efforts to apprehend and bring to justice all violations of the law. We wish to thank the Honorable Sam G. Bratton and the District At torney's office for their courteous treatment, and the sheriff's force and the district attorney's office for their diligent services and able assistance during our deliberations. Having finished our labors after being in session for three days, wo respectfully ask the court to be dis charged. W. B. Cole, Foreman. A, Curless, Secretary. MACHINERY ACCEPTED The new machinery recently installed at the water and light plant was accepted by the coun- cil at a special meeting held Tuesday night." Clovis now has as modern a power and light plant as any city In this section and it has ample capacity to take care of the needs of the town for years to come.