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111-20 Oldest Established Paner in Currv Countv Official PaDer of U. S. Land Office VOL. 15, NUMBER 10. SIXTEEN PACES CLOVI3, NEW MEXICO. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1921 SIXTEEN PAGES $7,00 PER Y2AR 465 Cars of Wheat and Other Grain go From Here BETTER ROADS BRING GRAIN 243 Cur. Wheat and 217 Cart Other Grain Malta Bigger Total Ship, mrnti thin This Time Lait Year Cicvis is shipping a great deal larg er j-roportion of the (ruin raised in the county this year than it did last year. Last week twenty-two cars of wK-ut went out from this point and the week before thirty-five cari were shipped. Tlie shipping records show that 1218 cars of wheat and 217 cars of kaf fir, Indian corn and maize have Kine forth from this point during the setson. It is understood that 89 car of wheat have been shipped from Hereford and 40 cars from Texico during this same period. The other gmin shipments from these points are nut uvailnble. Several fuctirs enter into Clovis' increur.ed grain Miipments this year. In the firit place Clovis elevator have splendid facilities for handling grain now, much hotter than they had last year The roads to the north are maintained in a better manner and the fre'ght rules have been re-adjust id. The milling-in-transit rate, to L" -ther with the decrease in shipment i going west, will result in u great suv ing to farmers and by..inoss men. Th'-sc privileges, together with the improved condition of the Grady run I. are the result of work done by the Chaniber of Commerce this year. Big Row Crop Coming. Then is mi'ch wheat in the couity yet tint has unt been marketed that will come in for th" next few months. In addition to the wheat there will bo big shipments of knffir. niaiw and com. possibly more tban there was last year,' if another (rood rain comes soon. PAVING MATTER WILL COME UP MONDAY NIGHT The ('ity Council will take up the matter of ordering more paving at its meeting to be held Monday night of next week. The outcome of this meeting "ill prove of much interest to the citizens of Clovis. Will Exhibit Stock At County Fair -. The New:: ni"n had the pleasure the first of the week of a visit to the stock farm of ( has. F.. Dennis & Son northeast of town. These nun have nunc of the finest slock on this place tl-al has ever been hi-ought to Fa.'t-rn Ni w Mexico. A CI iv herd of Shorthorn cattle is 1 -ailed by the fine sin- Maxhull Wnn ib rer which they purchased last fall i t a price of $1,850. The farm is also stocked with rcg-i-tered Poland China hog.-', the own ers Vori-img oil the theory thai a llin'oughbi'd animal can be raised just as cheaply as a poor one, ('has. K. Dennis and Fred K. Den nis are both boosters for the Curry County fair and will begin soon get ting some of their cattle as well as hogs in shape to be ..hown at the sl ick exhibition. HtHHtHHt 'i BASE BALL SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK The Clovis team goes to Tu- cuiiicari for games there on Tuesday nnd Wednesday of next wei k. The team will then re- turn to Clovis for four games with Helen, beginning on Thurs- day of next week. The Belen team is said to be one of the strongest in this seition of the country. LUIXART RETURNS FROM I VISIT TO MARKETS .1 W. 1. I.uikart and family returned this week from an automobile trip to Oklahoma. While his family visited in Oklahoma, Mr. I.uikart visited tin- eastern markets and bought new fall; and winter goods for his store. He says prices are getting more stable and manufacturers are making a higher class of poods than they have for several years, the trend seeming to be toward petting back to old basis of manufacturing higher grade mer chandise. Speaking of conditions in Oklahoma Mr. Luikart says that state has been affected by dry weather and conditions there are not near as good as in this section. DROWNED WHILE VISITING AT BEAUMONT, TEXAS I.ee Wait, the eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I.. Russell, who live in cast Clovis, was drowned Thursday of Inst week at Itcaumonl, Texas. The deceased child and his mother were visiting relatives at Heaumont, and the child, with others, was in swimming at that place when the sad accident occurred. The re mains were shipped to Clovis anil in terred in the cemetery here, funeral I M:s Glndy.i Hovel will attend husi services being conducted by Rev. ('. noss college at Dallas. Texas. D. Poston from the Christian church! Sunday morning. Mr. Russell is an employe :-t the Santa Fe shops. The News joins the many friends of the bereaved parents and relnliv oM ending condolences. CLOVIS TEAM WINS GAMES " " Takei Two From Floydada, Two From Roawell and One From Clinton the Past Week. The Clovis ball team has had a winning streak the past week and fans have seen some excellent games. The majority of the series with Floy dada was won by the home team last week. The Thursday game was 4 to 0 in favor of the visitors, but the Friday and Saturday games were easy victories for Clovis, the score being 8 to 5 and 4 to .1. Took Both From Rotwell. The two games Sunday and Mon day with Roswell were very otic-sided. In the Sunday game the Roswell team was defeated, !l to 1. Murphy and Garrett were the batteries for Clovis nnd Ruswcll used three pitchers. The fcitine of the game was the pitch ing of Mureliy who had perfeet con trol and had the Ro'-well batters at his mercy. The Monday game was al.-o an enV vi-!otr for Clftv's, the .-.cone being H to .j. Alihaus and G.-ir- relt were the batteries for the homo !. am. The features of Ibis game were ;!'.o two home runs by Garrett. Clinton Here New Clovis won ' from Clinton, Okla., in the Tuesday game. The result was 11 to 8. Graves and Garrelt were th.- batteries for Clovis. Wednesday's game with Clinton was alt interesting one. Clinton won, but the home team gave them a good run for the money. The score was 7 lo 2 in favor of the visitors until the ninth inning. In the ninth, after two men were out, Clovis got four runs. The Clinton tenni is playieg here this al'teroon and will play the lo cals again tomorrow. SHOPS RE-EMPLOY ABOUT FIFTY MEN THIS WEEK Reports coming from the workmen at the Santa Fe shops say that in the neighborhood of fifty men have been added to the working force there thi week. The sign of renewed activity In railroad circles looks very encour nring at this time. POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED LAST SATURDAY Mr. Jack Dunn and Miss Evelyn Hamilton were murried last Saturday evening at I-'arwell, Judge Temple of that place performing the ceremony. The wedding was a quiet, informal affair. j The br;de is the daughter of Mrs. 1 (i. M. liryaii and is well known in I Clovis. The groom is a prosperous young Parmer County ranchman nnd is well known in Clovis as well as in his own county. The young folks will make their home at the Dunn ranch in Parmer County, and are this week receiving tin' congratulations of their host of friends. Many From Clovis Will Attend College Many Clovis boys and girls will at teiM' college elsewhere this fall and winter. Some have left and others will go in a short time to take up their studies. The following are among those who will attend: Misses Kathleen Love and Mario Whiteside, Sotithirn Methodist Uni versity at Dallas, Texas Fred Overton, University of Ten- tK-.(foe Hi. .Nashville. Kent Hunt, Univcrs-ty of Texas at Austin. ( Marion KllioM. Park College at I'arkv lle. Mo. j Wendell Foreman, Simmons Col lege, Abiit-ne, Texas'. I Bland Kads, SC'.to College, I.as I duces, N. M. ! Miller Crouch, University of Ok- j lahnma, Norman, Okla. I Mioses lone and Kay Buster. Hap-; Mist Training Selioo r, Fort Worth,; A'iic M .itgomeiy. Daniel Blake luiiincrs College, Ilri wiwood, Texa.i. Miss Katie Sue and Raymond Bu Iianr.an, University of Arkansas, Fay etteville. Ark. """ n ' Business College, Albuquerque, N. M. Miss Ruth Hyatt, Christian (Vllcg Columbia, Mo. Miss Ruby Jones, Hamilton Colleg Lexington, Ky. Miss Ruth Payne, Kidd-Key Col lege, Sherman, Texas. lilanchard Pritchard, Cornell I'ni ve -sity, Ithacn, N. Y. Miss Lillian and Perkins Button, State University, Albuquerque, N. M. Miss Ruth Hough, Business Collet. Roswell, N. M. Much New Land Beinf? Broken Now Many acres of sod land have been plowed up this summer and will be in cultivation next year for the first lime. At the rate that Curry Coun ty is getting under the plow it v ill not be many years before fifty per cent oi tlie enrire county is uiue-i eultivat on. The land has increased in price until it is no longer prol'it able to use Mich n large portion of the acreage for trusting purposes. The increased acres which will be planted mostly in fall wheat will make the money ( rnn lig''' 'N'' year if another good wheat crop is made. Weather, prophets are already predicting that there w'dl be a good deal of snow this winter ns we had little last winter ar.d if this should be the case, Curry County hus a good prospect of making another good wheat yield. This section alnnt in variably makes good grain yields following snowy winters. PAND CONCERT AGAIN NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT No band concert was held last Fri day niifht on account of members of Iho bund being away on a vacation. The concert will be held at the usual time Uridny night of this week. C. of C. Forum is Very Interesting Much interest was manifested in the fo'uni meeting of the Chamber of Commerce held at the court house Monday night for the purpose of dis cussing the proposed constitutional amendments that are to be voted on this month. C. F. Houghton presid'-d over the meeting and speeches were made by Hev. W. V. Hrander, Hai-y 1.. rat- toMi x. V. Horkei.hull, Jus! A Hall, Alex J. B. MeGlicc, W. W. Mayes Shipley and D. W. Jones. Both sides of the nniendiiients were championed in some instances bin the majority of the amendments were opposed. Amendment one, extending the right to hold office to women and Amendment four, exempting certain property of cx-soldiers from taxation were not discussed as those assigned for these subjects were not present. The meeting was a very helpful one and the speakers gave the audience some really helpful information on the imoortnnt subjects to be voted on soon. TUCUMCARI ROUND-UP The Tucumcari Round-Up will be held on the nth, tith and 7 til of this month. Kedoced rates have bien se cured on the Hock Island railroad and that city is expecting an exceptional ly large crowd at her annual cow boy celebration. HOME FROM COLORADO Dr. and Mrs. C. I.. McClellan re turned this week from Denver, Colo nido, where they have been for the past month. The Doctor Ins been taking some special work there and they have also been taking a vaca t -on in tie- mountains. POPE SPEAKS TO KIWANIANS Amliri0 EHitor Milke, ,ntere,ting T , ., ,,. ,. Improvement in Clovia. S. A. Jones presided over the Ki wanis club Wednesday. I!. I). Ship- 'll"jhy of Floydada, Texas, brother of iiv-1 . . . . ... I Alex Shihtev nf thin cite, u-u enovt at the club and made an interesting talk. Mr. Shipley is a large land owner in Floyd County but said he ii-na ii.illi.wi l ...I... it K..t tl.:. (..fin ii lump; tu tiOOOl lOCtl LUIP WMP just as pood a section of country as his and n much better wheat-raising section. He owns land h-re and de clared that he was going to plant it in wheat this fall. Mr. Shipley said that he disced his land in his county im mediately after cutting the wheat and he believed this custom should be bo practiced here in order to con serve the moisture. Former Mayor Talkt Lester Stone, forme'- mayor of Clovis, declared that while lie lived in Amarilln, he still believed that Clo vis was one of the best towns in the world, and he knew that it had the best people in the counlry 1'ving here. Je Pope Makci a Grand Snor-cli. Joe Pope, editor of the Aniaiillo Daily News, was a special guest of the club, and made n wonderful talk on the development of Clovis nnd the plains country in general. There are few people in these parts that can handle the Knglish latigii.if.'e as well as Mr. Pope. He can make a good I speech on any subject at any time. Mr. Pope praised Clovis for her pro-1 gressiveness. for her pretty homes and cited the ninny improvements that had been made in the town dur ing the pnst jear or two. He declared that f lovis was suff' ciently removed from other centers to make a good city. Mr. Pope has done much Chaniber of Commerce work and took a special note of the fact that Clevis has a bve coiiiinet'cinl bodv with three han- dred members. His talk was heart ily enjoyed by nil present. A Good Newspaper Man. As managing editor of the Anin- rillo Dit'lv News, M Pope lias great ly improved the news fenturex of j move there about the fifteenth of that paper in the last few months. He this month to take charge of the busi is succeeding in li s work of making ness. Both of these men have been it one of the great daily papers of with Barry Hardware Company at this western country. this place. THREE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN WILL STUMP FOR HANNA Three Democratic congu-ss-men, John S. Garner, Texas; Marvm Jones, Texas; and Carl Hayden, Arizona, will stump the state for II. II. Hanna, Demo cratic senatorial candidate. They have offered their serv ices to stale democratic head quarter. Congressman Jones is from Aniaiillo, represents the Pan handle district, and is a fluent speaker. Congressman Garner is from Uvalde anil from the standpoint of service is the old est member of the Texas dele gation. C. C. NEWTON SERIOUSLY INJURED Bi AUTO C. C. Newton happened to a very painful accident last Saturday after noon which resulted in his getting a leg broken and knee cap thrown nut of place. Mr. Newton had just re turned from a trip to Tulia, Texas, and after driving his car in the ga rage and going into the house he re turned again and cranked up the machine while it was in gear with the result that it lunged forward, throwing :iim against the side of the garage. The injuries are very pain ful but Mr. Newton is getting along very well under the circumstances. He will hi confined to his bed for sometime. SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOTICE Fridav. Sent ember !Mh, ut one o'clock p. ill., will be the day for registration of all pupils in the Clovis schools. All pupils living west nf Mitchell Street will reirister at La Casita building (west side.) All other pupils evopt the 7th and Nth grades and high school pupils will register at the Eugene Field school building (east side. I Ail 7'h and 8th gride i.nd high school pupils will register at the high school building. High school pupils who filled nil! cards at the close of school last year need not report Friday. Only pupils in grades 1, 2, .'I and 4, living south of the railroad shops will regii-ter at the south side ward building. Pupils coming in on trucks will register at the nearest building to them. Jas. M. Bickley. C. REIFF CAME NEAR DROWNING MONDAY I. ('. Reiff, manager of the Rail ways Ice Company, came near being drowned at the swimnrng pool Mon day morning. Mr. Reiff was a mem ber of a swimming party that visited the pool early that morning. After having swum across the pool he was on the side holding to the rope, in water barely over his head, when he turned loose the rope and went under. Members of the party who mi.v him go under thought he was merely div-l ing into the water and trying to see how long lie could stay uiiib-r. Wle-n he did not come up at the proper time he Was rescued, but lull unl I :if ' l he cmie near dro-.vnini;. It is supposed that Mr. Reiff fainted or was rt ri-Ken with trouble wit li In,- heart. II is an exce eni swimmer II. d for this reason his associates did not go to his rescue as earlv as thevi might have. Mr. R..iff was u-,ce. i scions for an lvmr or .,.,-,. ;,f,,., .1... ! accie.ini nappeiiiu anil was happened and was in tin hospital a day or two the first of tie week. FORMER MAYOR HERE Lester Stone, former mayor of CI-.), vis, has been here for a few days this week l-ioking after business mat ters, Mr. Stone lias many friends in Clovis who hope to see him some day decide to move back hero to make his home. BOUGHT HARDWARE STOKE AT AUBREY, TEXAS Tom Smith and Trigg l.awson have purcliared a stock of hardware - ! at Aubrey, Texas, and they plan to WILL OBSERVE LABOR M Special Program Has Been Prepared For Holiday. Buiineit Home! Will P- Closed All Day. Labor Day will be properly ob served in Clovis next Monday, Titer will be a parade v.hi -h will start at ten o'clock. Some of th- union.! that, will participate in the parade are: Boilei maken, Labor.-.', i nrpeiitcrs. Maintenance of Wa;-, Machinist-', Micct Mi la' Work-:-', Blark.'ii'.iths Tcams!"rs, Railway v'l'-il.s. Painters, Carmen, linkers, Retail Clerks and others. Immediately following the pa'iide the speaking will be held near the Clovis Killing Station on North Main Street. Hon. James D. Hamlin of Kurwell, Prof. Jus. M. llickley nnd others will speak, In the afternoon there will be a ball game and other amusements. Johnson's band will furnish music for the day. In the evening there will be a dance . at the Klks Hall and the fight fans will have an opportunity of seeing a boxing match at the Klka Auditorium between Otto Moore of El Paso and Joe Denton of Taboka, Texas. ELGIN WHITE AS HOST Lust Thursday evening a crowd of young people were very delightfully entertained at the home of Elgin Whit". The color scheme of pink and white was very beautifjlly carried out during the evening. Several pleasing games were play ed and five contests were held, the winners being awarded prizes. Re freshments of pink and white ice cream were served to the following: Misses Esther Ileatherly, Mary Brian, Aib-eiie Rou-jht, Ilortinse Boinar, W i t in it Crawford, Nannie I.ee Hawk ins, Gertrude White, Irene I.ove and Catherine Smith. Messrs. Karl Coilins, Harold Murphy, Kent Hunt, Wilbur Anderson, Glenn Hunt. Raymond Rice, Leslie Cant, and Oliver Buster. After a slinit hay ride and water melon feast with Mrs. White as chap erone, the guests departed, declaring the evening's entertainment a delight ful success. TO DISCUSS AMENDMENTS' Ordinarily, proposed constitutional amendments do not get the consid eration from the voters they should, but interest in the coming election, at which time eleven amendments will be voted on seems to be gathering weight. The Kiwanis Club, at its meeting next Wednesday, will devote the entire meeting to a discussion of the amendments. G. O. P. is Failure Says Demo. Chief Con cross by taking its icci.ss says ( bail iiiiiii White, .f tin- Democratic; nationiil committee, i;i a formal state ment h;-s voluntarily joined the rank' of the .-,,7:if.li'l0 '.iiu-mphiycd. A -iiii.g the eonures;. for iiu-iina- city and incf fi ci'-ncy the Democratic. ! " , ""'1' chairman says: "an extra T" ,','ll""'y hi,!i 'I'1'1 lls j"1' f,)l' 11 "lo"th 'l" '"iVI,::' I"''"'11 "''" '"niedial ir.-.-is- U'o unless lie- agricu'tiiral bill should justify its support'-rs in projecting L ivi '-n'lcnt into private business." Mr. White d'-scrihed the situation us "in sad contrast" with the Demo crat ie congress, which, he says, re mained in continuous session until it.i J-gislativi- program was completed. GRADY MEETING The meeting under tin- hiir wh'te tent begins at Grady, N. M., Aucust ;!l, to continue hol'-finitely. The evangel'sts in charge are Rev. Mrs. Florence Davis, and Rev. Miss Sadie McNccs. The sermons will he scrip tural, soul stirring and convincing. The I'Mingelists are of the old fash ioned type, expecting God to move upon the scene, giving an old time re vival us n the days of our fathers. You nre invited, come, and enjoy the feast. Reporter.