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Official Pfuipr of U. S. Land Of6o VOL. 15, NUMBER 7. SIXTEEN PAGES THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1921. SIXTEEN PAGES $2.00 PER YEAR ONE FIRM SHIPS MNY CARS HOGS Stricklin & Company Have Bought $130,000 worth of Pork rt Since January First. Since January 1st. T. W. Stricklin A Company have shipped from Clo via morp tluin J 130.000 worth of hogs. These hogs have been bought from the farmers in the country ad jacent to Clovis, mostly in Curry County, and have been shipped to the I'icific Coast markets. In these markets Mr. Stricklin says that buy er.! have come to realize that pork fattened ill the healthful altitude of Kustcrn New Mexico on maize and V-affir has a superior quality and is finding u ready market. With the enormous row crop that Curry Coun ty will raise this year and hogs in creasing in number all the time there a."o going to be .nany carloads of porkers shipped from this section next year. HOME FROM MARKET A. S. Veasey returned the first of tho week from a few week's stay in tho market! where he ha! been buy ing new fall and winter goods for the mi n'i department of the Kendall Dry Coeds Company. Miss Lclia Kendall, who accompanied Mr. Veasy on the tri; will arrive home thin week. COUNTY FAIR MEETING .All persons interested in a big Curry County Fair this full are re ciinnited to meet at the Clovis High School Auditorium Monday night, August 15th ut eight o'clock. Of rici.rs for the coming year will be eh rtej at this meeting. Legion Program Will Draw Crowd Jgr 'JV American Legion Rodeo and Heundup will be a special attraction in Clovis next wuck. The program, will consist of three days' entertain mentThursday, Friday and Satur day, August 11, J 2, 13, and will con sist of steer roping, broncho riding, relay races, goat roping, calf rop ing, saddle horse races, lady broncho ridinc and steer riding. The pro gram will be held at the rodeo grounds east of town and will commence each duy at one o'clock, lasting possibly unttv six. LiU-ral prizes that have been of- fend in each event will insure plenty of contestants, say the Legion mem hers, and they feel that financially they will realize a sum that will help out on the deficit incurred by the Fourth of July Rodeo that wai rained out. BAMD CONCERT AT NATATORIUM TONIGHT There will be a free band concert at the Natatorium tonight. The Na tatorium continuer, to prove an at traction for the Clovis population that is duly appreciated. TEACHERS EXAMINATION There will be teacher's examina tion on the 20th and 27th of this month at the Court House. The Teacher's Institute will be held at Portales from August Z9th to Sep tember 2nd. BALL CAMES SAT- URDAY AND SUNDAY The Clovis team ii in Ros wcll today and tomorrowand will return Saturday with the Roswell team for two gomes. This will be the first time the home team has played Roswell since it hired Talbot Cnvanaugh and Althause from that team and two of the best games of the senson are expected. The Saturday game will be ealled at 4:00 p. m. and the Sunday game at 3 p. m. Come out and boost your town and your team. Dinner of Curry County Products Dr. A. L. Dillon, president of the club, presided over the meeting of Kiwanians Wednesday. Tho princi pal speuker of the meeting was Chas. L. Fishbnck of Fort Sumner. Mr. Fishbuck gave a boosting talk filled with enthusiasm. He praised Clovis fur her progrcssivencss, saying that Eastern New Mexico looked upon this city us the hub of this wonderful section. Mr. Fishbuck wus followed bv K. L. McKiimey of Dallas, Texas, who is field director for the Lions Club, and is spending a few days in Clovis in the interest of organizing a Lions Club here. Mr. McKinney pointed out that many cities have both Lions and Kiwanis clubs that work in friendly rivalry for things that are for the upbuilding of their towns. Curry County Dinner. Before the lunch was served Wednesday the president announced that Mr. Pritchard had prepared a lunch wholly from Curry County pro duets, the only exception being the salt and pepper and flavorings for the foods. It made the members of the club realize that Curry County is an empire within herself where a va riety of food stuff can be grown. BOY SHOT STEALING MELONS I'lainview, Texas, Aug. 10 His love for watermelons is likely to prove fatal to Noel Fuycrs, a 12-year old Plainview boy. Last night he was alleged to have been shot by W. R. Hopkins, a farm er, while on a watermelon stealing expedition, ami last night his life hung by a threud. Six shots from a shot gun took ef fect in the boy, one lodging in his forehead. Physicians were hopeful that he would pull through, but they said that several operations would bo necessary, and that the boy would be in the hospital for weeks. The watermelon patch which Noel, together with several companions, entered, was about cne mile west of Plainview. Hopkins said that his patch was his only source of income and that he had warned mauraders repeatedly that he would shoot If he eaught any of them In his patch again. When the ooy was shot his com pardons took him to his parents home, Hopkins said that when he shot he thought that the melon thieves were men. Hopkins will appear before the grand jury of the district court, which is now in scrsion, tomorrow morning to answer a criminal com plaint which will be filed against him CONGRESS PLANS RECESS BY END OF NEXT WEEK Washington, Aug. 0. Congress in the light of today's developments, hopes to begin a month's recess about the end of next week. "' '"' ' After a conference with President Hording, Republican leaders of the Senate and House indicated that both would remain continuously in session until the House has passed the tax re vision bill, which Chairman Fordney, of the way! and means committee told the president would be reported Monday. Band Concert Friday Evening Cloviaj invites the population of the entire surrounding country to the band concerts that are held each Fri day evening at the pari: on Monroe Avenue. A pleasing program is ren dered each Friday evening that is musicbl treat to those who attend. An especiully good program has been planned for tomorrow night. Plan to be there you'll enjoy it. BOUCHT PRODUCE COMPANY The New Mexico Creamery and Produce Co. recently purchased th h'-jiness of tho Golden Rule Produce Co. and will also have the creamery agency the Golden Rule Co. has had. Mr. Hawkins, former owner of the Golden Rule Co. will be with the firm that has just purchased his business in the capacity of cream buyer. ROAD WORKER MEETS DEATH Lightning Strikes Tent of Highway Construction Gang Bringing Sud den Death to Orcutt Webster. Orcutt Webster was instantly kill ed by a stroke of lightning on Wed nesday night of this week. Webster has been in the employ of the State Highway Department on the road construction work between Clovis and l'ortules. He was sleeping in a tent with nine other men when light ning struck the tent killing him in stantly and burning three of the oth er men, however the injuries of the others are not serious. The accident happened eight miles south of Clovis. Mr. Webster was 22 years old and had only the day before hired to the ighway department. He recently a me to this section from Oklahoma The remains will be shinped to his former hon.e for burial. PUBLICITY MAN HERE A. M. Hove, Santa Fe publicity man, with headquarters at Amarillo, was in Clovis Wednesday of this week enroute to the western part of the state. GONE TO MARKET T. J. White left Sunday morning for St. Jo, Mo., to buy fall and win- er goods for his store. Mr. White will be gone about ten days. SCHOOLS OPEN SEPTEMBER 12 City Superintendent Bickley An nounces that Outlook is Good For Next Session's Work. Clovis public schools will open September 12th. Teachers for the various departments hr.ve been em ployed and will be herj rendy for tho full nine month's work. Speaking of this year's session, City Superin tendent J as. M. Bickley suid to the News man thii week: "The present law which hai caus ed some disturbance with respect to finance! during the past year makes the coming year's finance much safer than any time in the past. We have been assured by our state educational auditor that there is no question but that every dollar allowed for the coming year, beginning September 1st will be paid some time during the school year. Prospects for schools this year are, therefore, very promis ing. WILL TEACH AT RANCHVALE S. A. Juckson, formerly of Hoi- lene, has moved to the Ranchvale neighborhood and will be superin tendent of the Ranchvale schools for the coming year. WILL TEACH AT TEXICO J. C, Rhoton, who formerly taught school in thia county, hai returned and will be mperintendent of the Texico school this next session. CONVENTIONS SATURDAY Conventions will be held next Sat urday by both the Republicans and Democrats to name delegate! to the Senatorial Convention! which will meet next week at Santa Fe and Al buquerque. IN NEW LOCATION The Modern Service Station has moved from tho corner of West Grand Avenue and Mitchell Street to West Washington Avenue and will occupy the same building with the Clovis Welding Shop and Tharp Bros. Machinery Co. SOLD INTEREST J. A. Nichols hns recently mid his interest in the Clovis Buick Co. to the other partners in the business and in the future the business will be under the management of S. J. Boyktyi. Mr. Nichols gets a number of cattle in the transaction that will have his attention in the future. District Court Is Nearly Through The jury cares in District Court were finished this week and the petit jury dismissed. Several minor crim inal cuses were tried Inst week before the jury, but most of the cases this term of court have been hea'd be fore the judge. There is a general tendency for litigants now to try cajes, especially civil cases, before the judge rather than the jury. This is not only a great Baving in costs but cuses are disposed uf with a great laving of time. Judge liiatton will adjourn court the latter part of the week by which time practically all the cases ready for trial will be disposed oft LARRAZOLO MAY BE INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE There is a rumor that former jfov ernor Lariuzolo may be an indepen dent candidate for the United States Senate at the election to be held in September. Mr. Larrazolo spoke in Albuquerque this week and said that while he did not come' to New Mexico ai a candidate for senatorial honors he stood ready ut all times to serve the cause of tlie people. Regarding his residence at El Paso he said: "I have retained my legal residence In New Mexico," he declared. "I am only in El Paso for business pur poses. My home is still in this stute. I am taking no part in political af fairs in Texan." The governor spoke under the au spices of the independent republican organization. His entire address was delivered in Spanidi and wus given in the eloquent manner which made the former governor known in all parts of the southwest. NEW WELL IN OPERATION The machinery in the new well at the Natatorium is being installed this week. This well will have sufficient capacity to keep the pool supplied with fresh, clean water. RAISE IN TELEPHONE RATES OPPOSED Albuquerque, N. M., August 10. There is a rumor that former gov- Mountain States Telephone Company to raise its phone rates at various points In the state has met with much opposition. It seems that the phone company made application for a raise in its rate! last year and the corpora tion commission is just now getting around to the mutter of allowing the raise. This makes telephone rentals come up at a time when other com modities are coining down. The Chamber of Commerce this week passed a resolution opposing the raise in' rates in Clovis. M. A. Townsen of Adamsvillc, Texas, was here this week looking af ter harvesting on. his land north of town. Mr. Townsen formerly lived in Curry County. Ben Collins has commenced the erection of another new reiidence in the five hundred block on North Rencher Street. Mis! Dawn Snycer of Wichita, Kansas, is here for visit at the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bowman. Clovis Wins From Woodward Bunch Clovia won eaiily from the Wood ward team Monday afternoon. The Oklahoma team carried off the hon ors in the two games played here a few days ago, but were badly out classed in this week's contest. The scfore was 13 to 2. Althause pitched for Clovia and Cavanaugh caught. The next irumes to be played in Clovis will be with Roswell on Sat urday and Sunduy of this week. The Saturday game will be called at 4 :00 o'clock and the Sunday game at 3:00. REPUBLICAN MEETING A. B. Austin, Republican Chairman of Precinct No. 1, has announced n precinct meeting for Friday evening to name delegates to the county con vention on Saturduy afternoon which will select delegates to the Republi can State convention at Santa Fe. . Paving Program will Be Finished Soon ROAD WORK PROGRESSING The work on the highway between here and Portules is now progressing nicely, Between now and the first of January all the construction work be tween Texico uud Portales will be completed and this will be one of the finest stretches of good road in the State of New Mexico. BOOSTS ABO HIGHWAY The Automobile Club of Chicago, in its latest bulletin on road condi- tbns, gives out the following infor mation on the Abo Pass Highway "The Abo Pass Highway from Ama rillo, Texas, to the Grand Canyon through Clovis, Socorro, Springer- vill and Holbrook, is good except short rough sections. The trip from Sun Antonio via Clovis to Los An gclei is now made in nine, ten and eleven days. BRETHREN CHUR.CH TO HOLD CONVENTION Plans are being perfected to en tertain several hundred delegates of the District Convention of the Breth ren Church which will convene -in Clovis on August 30th. This district embraces parts of Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. JAMES J. DAVIS COMING HERE Secretary of Labor Will Institute Moose Lodge in Clovis in Early Part of Next Montji. Clovis will, in all probability, have the honor of a visit from one of President Harding's cabinet about the first of next month. Hon. Jaa. J. Davi, Secretary of Labor, will be in Amarillo on Labor Day and hai promised to come to Clovia either shortly before or after this date to institute the new lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose recently organised here by the state organizer, W. M. Cote. Besides being a member of the President's cabinet, Mr. Davis is Director General of the Loyal Order of Moose. This organization has al ready elected its officers to serve the Clovis lodge, the following being chosen . C. W. Bradley, Dictator! Minor Chaney, Vicetoictator; W. F. Brad ley, Past-Dictator; Mike Crow, Sec retary; W. W. Nichols, Treasurer; D. P. Folly, Orator; Talmadge Smith, Sergeant-at-arms; Wesley Wain, In ner Guard; Harry Hughes, Outer Guard. Trustees T. C. Morrison, D. P. Folly, M. A. White. House Committee Felix Mandell, John Hy att and James Morrison. BURSUM CLUB FORMED AT TEXICO MONDAY Judge W. A. Havener and others motored to Texico Monday and or ganized Bursum Club at that place with twenty-five members. E. A. Slater was chosen as president of the club and Chas. F. Twadell secretary. RECOVERING FROM OPERATION Art Barnett, who hai been with the Lester Stone Grain Co. at Lark, Texas, hui been here thia week vis iting at the home of Mr. and Mr. C. V. Steed. Mr. Barnett is recover ing from an appendicitin operation which he recently undcrwtnt at Ama rillo. BACK FROM MISSISSIPPI Mr. and Mrs. J. Simpson Morgan and daughters, Wilena and Katie, returned hist week from a trip to points in Mississippi und Tennessee where thy have been visiting rela tives, , Mr. Morgan sny financial conditions are bad there hut that farmers in both states will harvest big crops. The depression, he says hui been caused principally on ac count of the decrease in the price of cotton nnd other farm crops. With Present Contract Completed, Clovis will Have Twenty-Four Blocks of Payed Streets. The New Mexico Construction Company nnnounres that the present paving program will be completed by the 2tlh of August unless the work is hindered by bad weather. This ia a few weeks curlier than the compuny contracted to get through with the work, notwithstanding the fuct that there have been a few delays. The work is now being completed on Gid ding Street and when this pavement is laid the total of twenty and one hulf blocks on the contract let this) spring will he finished. This, with the four blocks on North Main, give! Clovis twenty-four and one-half blocks of paving. More Paving Coming. In all probability the council will tuke up the mutter of ordering more new paving at its meeting next Mon day night. At a recent meeting, City Manager Dobbs was instructed to draw up a tentative program for number of blocks of paving und sub mit sumu to the council. The scope of the new paving order will depend, to a lurge extent, on the will of the property owners and whether the paving compuny will be willing to ac cept the paving certificates. The council does not, under the present law, have to receive a peti tion signed by the property owners in order to pass a paving order, al though they will no doubt be influ enced by the wishes of those owning property in the piopused paving dis tricts. DEMOCRATIC MEETING SATURDAY AFTERNOON County Chairman A. W, Hocken hull has called a meeting of Demo crats of the county to be held at the court house in Clovis on Saturday af ternoon, August 13th, for the pur pose of selecting delegates to the state convention which meets at Al buquerque next week to nominate a candidate for United State! Senator. In all probability a portion of the delegates to the state convention will be ladies. City Police are After Jay Walkers Clovis is not only getting to be a city but is taking on city airs. Wed nesday iflorning City Policeman Sad ler was stationed at the corner of Monroe and Main Street! and issued an order that jaywalking on that corner muat cease. It ia needles! t say that he had his hands full. Not withstanding the fact that a "walking line" hai been drawn off on the pave ment, pedestrian! insist on cutting across corners or jay-walking. Clo vis streets are getting to be busy thoroughfares and while cutting; cor ners may save a little time it also in creases the liklihood of accident!. JONES A LINDLEY STAGE TRACTOR SCHOOL Jonei & Lindley gave one of the most interesting tractor demonstra tions last week that haa ever been seen in Clovia. It wai in the nature of a tractor ichool Intended to ac quaint owncn of Fordson tractors how to better handle their machines. At the Highway Garage a demonstra tor showed tho workingi of every part of the Fordson and a motion picture of six rceli was given at the Lyceum Theatre. A lunch was lerv ed at the garage to those attending the school which was declared by those present to be one of the most interesting and profitable ever held in Clovis. AMARILLO WON BOTH Amarillo defeated Clovis in two games played there lust Friday and Saturday, the score on the first game was 1 1 to 1 and in the second 1 5 to II.