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County Clerk 11-1-20
Oldest Established PaDer in Currv County Official Patmr of U. R. Land OffW OL. 15, NUMBER 9. SIXTEEN PACES THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1921 SIXTEEN PACES $2.00 PER YltAR Paving FANS CAN SEE GAMES EACH DAY Floydada, Roswell and Clinton, Old., Ball Teams Will be Her During Next Eight Days for dmei. Uoswcll won all three of the ball games with Clovis thut were played thi-'-o Sumluy, Monday and Tuesday of thin wook. The scoro for tho Sun 'lay game wub 6 to 3; the Monday game 1 to 0, and the Tuesday team-' U lo 4. Mart CtmM Her The Floydada team is in town and tho first game of a series of 'hiee is being played thin afternoon. The Karnes tomorrow and next day will be tailed at 4:00 o'clock. A good crowd is expected and the Karnes should be good ones for Floydada has u Rood team. Roswell will come here for two irames Sunday and Monday, and the Clinton, Oklahoma, team is schedul ed for four game Tuesday, Wed nesday, Thursday and Friday of next wok. This give the Clovi funs nine games in succession, all to be phyed on the home grounds. O. E. KLIFN SEES GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN CLOVIS O. K. Klion of Oklahoma City is iii-re this week looking after business. Sir. Kli n si'.vs he plans to move back ("l.ivis n--xt your and will build an i 'ditimi onto his building at the eor Jr , , f Main Street and Mutiroe Ava. Mr. Klion ?ny Clovis is absolutely I he be t town between here and Okla homa City ard ho sees a vast Im provement in the city since he moved away. TEACHERS INSTITUTE AT PORTALES NEXT WEEK Curry and Roosevelt County teach ers will hold a joint institute at Por tales commencing Aug. 29th and last ing to Sept. 2. The work will be under tho direction of R. A. Palm, County Superintendent cf Roosevelt County, and Mrs. Una M. Steed, County Superintendent of Curry County, nnd will be conducted by J. S. Iing of Purtalc. VEGETATION HAS SAPPED GROUND OF MOISTURE W. W. Smith of near Crier was u '"lovis visitor Wednesday. Mr. Smith says row crops an- looking good in his ne'ghborhood but are needing ruin now. He says vegetation has grown so last that it has sapped the ground of moisture. WillOperate School Trucks on Contract F, C. Ro-.of has recently been awarded the contract for operating and caring for the school trucks in Curry County during tho school term soon to start. This contract includes the truck in Clovis, Pleasant Hill, Hollene, Bellview, Grady, Ranchvale, and St. Vrain districts, numbering twenty-five trucks in all. Mr. Rozof has contracta with the Clovis school board and the County Board to care for these trucks, furnishing drivers sswcll as supply all gas, oil, repairs. JTt'to consideration of 1105 per toonth for each truck. He is busf now overhauling all school true so that they will be ready for the school terms which will com mence in few weeks now, Mr. Roz of says in hiring drivers for trucks he ii employing school boys where possible. IMPROVEMENTS AT RAILWAYS ICE COMPANY'S PLANT A. L. Btattl, superintendent of construction of the Railways Ice Co., it here In charge of the improvements being made at the local ice plant When the work is completed the Rail way! Ice Cnmnany here will have a storage capacity of six thousand tons. Program to be MR. AND MRS. E. H. ASH CRAFT MOVING TO AMARILLO Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ashcraft will leave next week for Amarillo where they will make their hgme, Mr. Aash craft having been promoted to a po sition in the assistant general man ager's office of the Santa Fe. Mr. A.-hcraft has hold a responsible cleri cal position w'th the Santa Fe for a number of years, Mrs. Ashcraft is president of the Women's Club and has been prominent in sta'c as well as local club work. Their many friends will regret to see them change iheir home to another city. FORMER CLOVIS CITIZEN VISITS FRIENDS HERE Monroe A. Wimberley of Independ ence, Mo., enroute home from a va cation in California, stopped off for a few hours in Clovis Tuesday, for a hand shake wi'h old friends. Mr. Wimberley was a resident of Texico a number of years ago and was also employed in the American Bank and Trust Co. of this city in the early days. He is now assistant cashier of the Jackson County National Bank of Independence. Legion Gave Good Rodeo Program The Kound-up staged under the auspices of the American Legior last week had a fairly good attend ance, the uvcrugc da.ly attendance being in the neighboihood of live hundred. Tho program was except ionally good and everyone seems pleased with tho ent, it.tinnunt that wus oh'eicd, Tlu' winners in some of the events wore: Steer Roping N'owt Gray, Tulia, Texas, won first purse all throe days and also made the best three day average roping three steers in twenty-six and two fifths seconds. Walter I.undy of Slnllow Water, Texas, won second purse in three day average and Charlie Hnrt of Clovis won third. Calf Roping Bob Crosby of Kenna, N. M., made tho best average in calf roping con tost. Charlie Hart of Clovis was second and Walter I.undy of Shallow Water, Texas, third. Goat Roping Walter I.undy, Shallow Water, Tex as, best throe day average in goat roping. Clay Neill, Hereford, sec ond and C. C. DoGruftenreid, Mel rose, third. Steer Bulldoglinf Three day purse was won by Jim Massey, Snyder, Texas. Nig Wither-! spoon, Silverton, second and Porch Porter, Hereford, third. broncho Riding Cooper drain, l.ockney. Texas, got first money for throe day contest and Nil; Withi-rspnnn of Silverton, Texas, second. Those wore the only two to qualify for all throe days. Possibly the best and most inter esting feature of the throe days was the wild calf riding by four cow-girls. The four girls mounted the calves in a chute nnd the calves were turned out all together. There was some good riding for a short time but not long for three of the girls were thrown, and only one, Miss Tad Barnes, oi Amarillo, Texas, riding her elf .uv required time. W. B. CROW DEAD W. B. Crow died Wednesday night at the Baptist Hospital of heart trouble. Mr. Crow wat carpenter and baa been here for sometime. Tbe remains will be shipped to Missouri for burial. INDEPENDENTS OP C a P. CONVENE THURSDAY, AUG 28. 8unta Pe, Aug. 22. The independ ent republicans of the state will bold a convention here August 25 to nom inate their candidate for United States senator, it wat announced to day. The call for tbe convention la sig ned by M. A. Gutienvs, chairman. Judge Hanna is Choiceof Democrats Richard K. Hanna, former chief justice of the New Mexico supreme court and defeated at the last gen eral election for governor of New Mexico, was drafted by the Demo cratic stale convent. on meeting at Albuquerque the past week, as the' paity's candidate for United States' senator to be voted for at the special 1 election on Tuesday, September 20. No other name was presented to the; convention. ) Judge Hanna, while consenting to allow his name to be certified as the Democratic candidate, to meet the re quirements of the federal constitu tion, has deferred formal acceptance of the nomination. He has announced that if the people of the stute and the Democratic party desire to make an aggressive fight for good government he will submerge his personal desires and make the race. However, Judge Hanna has made it plain that it will take a reasonable campaign fund to put the issues squarely before the voters, and unless the proper finan cial support is forthcoming, it will be useless to make the attempt. Hanna it a Fighter. For over fifteen years Richard H. Hanna has been fighting the battle of good government and clean politics in New Mexico. He began the fight single-handed and his aggressiveness and fearlessness won him state-wide support and played a big part In the Democratic victories in 1!U1 and 1914. Judge Hanna was bom July 31, 187H, at Kankakee, III, He cume to the southwest in 1809, following his I graduation from Northwestern Acad emy, EvanBton, III, and became a forest ranger at Flagstaff, Arizuna. Later he went to the University of! Colorado and took n course in law, graduating in 1903. He took up the practice of luw the same year at Santa Fe and has lived in the state ever since. In 1911 he wat fleeted a member of tho New Mexico su preme court, at the first state elec tion, serving on the bench seven years, being chief justice for one year. Although in politics since state hood, he never has been an active candidate lor any office, h'i nomina tion for the supreme bench, for gov ernor and United States senator com ing as a unanimous demand from the Democratic party. McCALL WILL BE PRINCIPAL OF WYOMING SCHOOL Mr. and Mrs. F. P. McCall and lit tle baby daughter left this week for l.nnder, Wyoming, whore Mr. McCall has accepted a position as principu of the high school at that place. Mr. McCull wus science teacher in Clovis High School last year and hi and Mrs. McCall have many friends here who wish thorn success in their new homo. CHAS. RE1CHART RETURNS ( has. Reichart nnd family are 'n Clovis from Oklahoma where they have been for the past year and a half. They will likely move back to Clovis and make this place 'their home, ATTENDED SHRINE CEREMO NIAL AT ROSWELL SATURDAY P. A. LaShier, Sam Jones, John Howard, A. J. Whiting, Bert Cur less attended the Shrine Ceremonial at Roswell last week. NEW GROCERY J. S. Woods and 3. R. Hawkm will open a Groceteria in the' building formerly occupied by Cotton'a Cafe. The new (tore will be ready for bus iness about Sept 1st PAVING COMPLETED The paving company will this week complete all of the paving program now contracted for by the council. This last Installment pf the paving will be accepted by the council at a meeting to be held toon, Considered August 5th Kiwanians Endorse Program for Paving James A. Hall, presiding officer at the Kiwanis Club Wednesday an nounced that it would be turned into paving meeting and forthwith call- va on several members to express their views on the matter. W. 11. Cramer was called on and he said thut ho was enthusiastically in favor of mon paving. A. B. Austin, Alex Shipley and others expressed a like opinion and a motion wus carr'ed ex- pressing to the c'ty council that the i Kiwars Club was behind the city in its progressive movement for more paving districts. j A Mandcll, who has just returned from a marketing trip in the east,' spoke of conditions as he saw them there. Mr. Mandell said that financial, matters were apparently casing up and that buying was easier. Manu facturers, he said, were putting out small quantities of goods at compar ed to the past few years. A. W. Hockcnhull, who recently returned from a fishing trp to the mountains, told tho Kiwanlnns how, to catch mountain trout. All agreed . eastern points where ho has been buy that Mr. Hockcnhull was a fr.ood fish-' ing a now line of fall goods for the erman, but some couldn't help hut I Jnekman Pry Goods Co. of this city, feel that he must have some vav lost I eachntdafy.tht' "BMbOT "f h" ,"'"1,'d i C- G. Bratton Died PRESBYTERIAN PASTOR I HOME FROM MISSOURI Rev. W. M. Elliott and little son, John Franklin, returned Tin day mouiii.f after an enjoyable vn.-alio-i ip Missouri. Wh;le gore they vUiud 'lister, -o., where tho Young Peo- pies Assembly was being hold. Mr. F.IIiott preached in his old home town, Cnithnge, Mo., for two Sundays, w'-le away. Before returning to Clovis Mr. Elliott visited two other of his old pastorates at Neosho und Sarcox, Mo, The pastor states that he will preach at the Presbyterian church both in the morning and in tho evening of next Sunday. WILL VISIT IN WYOMING Mrs. Geo. W. Roberts left Wednes day for a visit with her parents in Wyoming. Mr. Roberts accompanied Mrs. Roberts as far as Amarillo and. returned to Clovis Thursday morn- jnif, I . BUILDING NEW HOME I . j V. V. Kniiwles is building a new; home on Oldham Street in the Lie-: belt Addition. Mr. Knowles will! bii.ld two more houses on this same; work as a steward in the Methodist Ross, six blocks, paving to be thirty str. et on the lots adjoining this home, j Church, making the statement thatitwoto fifty feet. I he was always ready to give hi:i time! - . , CALL FOR MEETING OF DEMO- CRATIC CENTRAL COMMIT FEE ' The precinct chairmen, and ull democratic workers are called to meet at the office of the County haii-man, A. W. Hocker.hull, on Monday, August iil'th, at 2 p. m., and every democrat that is not satisfied with present conditions is urged to be present, und it is imperative that every precinct chairman shall attend. A. W. Hocketihull, Coun'y Chairman. WILL BE PRINCIPAL OF KENTUCKY VALLEY SCHOOL Mrs. Lena Maxwell, who taught last year at Ranrhvale, has accepted the principalship of the Kentucky Valley Consolidated school southwest of Clovit. This school will start on the 19th of September. ANNOUNCEMENT The Indies' and Misses' day at the swimming pool has been changed to Thursday. The Jadlet' club day will remain the same every Monday. FINISHED THRESHING R. M. Witherspoan it again at his old position with A. B. Auatin Company. Mr. Witherspoon has been spending his time looking after thresh ing in the north part of the county for the last few months. W. H. WILLIAMS AND MISS ANN SMITH MARRIED A quiet home wedding was solemn ized last Saturday afternoon at three o'clock when Mr. Wilson H. Williams and Miss Ann Smith were united in marriage, the ceremony being per formed by Rev. C. W. Stumph of the Baptist Church at the home of Mr. und Mrs. J. H. Hill, Mrs. Hill being a sistor to the bride. The bride is a popular young woman and has been for S'ime time an employee at the Santa Fe offices. The groom is well known in Clovis and is a hustling young business man. He is one of the ' owners of the Electric Filling Station ' on East Grand Avenue. Mr. Williams who is familinrly known to h's close acquaintances as just plain "IW" has a host of friends and all are now showering the young folks with con- gratulations and good wishes, The newly-weds, immediately after the ceremony Saturday, left for Uos- well where ("hoy spent a few day,! returning to Clovis Wednesday. RETURNED FROM MARKET W. T. Jack man returned Sunday morning from New York and other tnday at Farwell C. (i. Rratton died at Farwell last Friday. Mr. Hrultnn, while not feel i:.g well the day before, hail retired in the evening w ithout being especial ly ill. His death occurred sometime in the early morning. Ho was found (lead in his bod at an early hour and death had apparently come only a short time before. Mr. lliatton and Attorney Lokey occupy rooms ut the court house and when .Mr. Lokey failed to get response at. his call at Mr. Bratton't room at.an early hour in the morning he entered and found that Mr. Bratum had passed uway. Death was evi-ntly caused from heart failure und apparently came without a struggle. Tho funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Texieo-Far-well and were conducted by Rev. L. L. Thurston, pastor of tho Methodist Church at that place, and Rev. R. B. Freeman, Methodist pastor here, Tributes wore also paid to Mr. Brat- ton by B. N. Graham and Mr. J. M. Hamlin. Mr. Graham, is county clerk of Parmer County, and paid a glowing tribute to Mr. Bratton as county official, Mr. Hamlin spoke o," Mi . Bratton't nnd his means toward the work of the church to which he had been a member for so many years. Many beautiful floral tributes v.ore in evidence showing the esteem this pood dip.1I was held in by people In this section of the country. Rcmnina Snipped to Koue, Texas The remains of Mr. Bratton were shipped to Kosse, TexnH, for burial whre they were laid to rest in the cemetery where his wife was buried ' . I a number of vears airo. Thev were accompanied by his ton, Judge Sam - Bratton and also by Rev. Jones of Roswell, presiding elder of this dis trict. Mr. Jonet was a life-long lrlcna 01 Mn """ton. Popular OfBcial Mr. Bratton at the time of his death was lax assessor of Parmer County, a position he had filled for many years. Be was such an ef ficient official and so popular peaton ally that the people elected him by overwhelming majorities each yeaT. Those who knew him best make the statement without reserve that Mr. Bratton had not an enemy in Parmer County, notwithstanding the fact that he had been in public life so long. Well Knows Is Clovi. Mr. Bratton was well known in Cloris and had many friends here. He spent much time in this city at the home of hit son, Judge Stm Bratton, and hundreds of people here liaii learned to love him for his genial, disposition and chriatian character, MANY BLOCKS ARE TALKED OF Over Fifty Blocks are Considered ia All. Paving to be Narrower in Residence Streets. Clovis is much interested just now in the proposed paving districts that arc under contemplation by the e.ty council. Recently u representative of the bonding company was in Clovia and expressed himself as being will ing to accept for his company tbe paving certificates on something like fifty blocks of paving, provided tbe recent meeting, authorized City Man ager Dobbs to map out several pav ing districts which wi. be presented eo the council at its first meeting; night in September. The council may adopt the plan of passing a paving; ordinance and hearing protests, if any, later or it may be that property owners will be heard at this meeting;. Following are the paving districta that are ptoposed: Hagerman Street from Connelley to Wallace, six blocks, paving to b be thirty-six feet wide. Otero Avenue from west Hne of alloy between Pile and Gidding to west line of Gidding, one-half block, paving to be fifty feet wide. Gidding Strc-t from Otero to ILig ermari, one block, paving to bo thirty six feet wide. Axtell street from Otero to Lind coy, six blocks, paving to be thirty six foot v-ido. Petit Avenue from Axtell to Con nelley, five blocks, paving t be thirty-six fo-l wide, Main SI. -Hi from Lind-i-y to 3tauta six blocks, paving to be forty feet vide. Monroe Ave. from Gidding ta Shel don, three blocks, paving to be forty foot wide. Fast. Grand Ave, from Gidding to Axtell, one block, paving to be fifty feet wide. ' West Grand Ave. from Connelly to bine, three blocks, paving to he forty feet wide. Mitchell Street from Hagerman to Staats, paving to be from thirty six to sixty feet wide. Connelly Street from Grand Ave. to Oldham Ave., seven blocks, paving to be thirty-six feet wide. Pile Street from Otero to Hager man, one block, paving to be forty feet wide. Pile Street from Monroe to Bent, three blocks, paving to be thirty-six feet wide. . Washington Ave. from Main to Bursum is Named by G. O. P. for Senate II. O. Miii-siim is the Republican nominee for I'nited States Senator, he having been nominated without opposition at the convention ut Santa Fe last week. Promises and pledges to ex-Service ""'n "rt' cu,'--l',uout in the resolu- tl..nu ,lnt.A .,. , k.. D....Ui: .... . """" ve,,uu.,l.oii BUui convention, with eulogies of whut is regarded as Mr. Bursum't strong stand and effective efforts in Oehulf of the war veterans. The women-in-officc and tax exemption amendment were specifically endorsed and In gen eral the republicans of the fifth legis lature are praised for submitting all the amendments. Mr. Burtum's sen atorial record it alto eulogized. NO BAND CONCERT FRIDAY NIGHT . There will be no band eon- cert Friday night of this week. Svveral members of tbe band 4 are out of town on vacation trips and for this reason the weekly entertainment has been postponed. The concert will be held at usual next week.