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THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1921.
4 TEXICO NEWS BRIEFS I should say we had a Merry Christ mas. Everyone seemed to be im bibed with the spirit of "make oth ers happy and you will be happy too," for none were forgotten. All Christmas programs were cll attended and very appreciative atten tion given to the entertainers. We sometimes wish Christmas would come more often. Miss Evelyn Lnoney has resigned her position as clerk in Triplctt Bros, store, Mrs. Struble filling the va cancy. Ogdcn Kin? entertained a host of school friends last) Monday night with a birthday social. All enjoyed a very pleasant evening and departed wish ing Ogden'n birthday came more fre quently. Mrs. E. G. Blair and children, who pent the holidays visiting relatives at Slaton, Texas, icturned home this week. The Plains Buying and Selling store changes hands this week. Mr. Thomas goes to Clovis as general manager of the chain, and Mr. J. N. Parnstt and son, Jay, will assume management of the Farwell store. Mrs. Hazel Weir of Friona is vis iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Butch er, this week. We are delighted to report that Mr. H. E. Guy is rapidly improving from his recent operation and expects to be on the job soon. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Dotnon enter tained a number of friends at a nix o'clock luncheon last Wednesday evening. Miss Adn Bell Thatcher, former Tcxico-Farwell teacher but who is teaching at Hagerman this term, is spending the holidays visiting friends here. She will return to work Sun day. Mr. Arthur Jenkins, an old timer here and for several years chief telegraph operator at the Santa Fe depot, is leaving soon to accept a position in the north Panhandle as station agent. We will miss Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins and our best wishes go with them to their new home. Mr. Hartshorn came home for the hidays but will return to work in a few days. Prof. B. H. Hewitt was visiting old friends here during the holidays. The Professor is teaching at House, N. M., this year.' A "white and blue" tag campaign was instituted on Christmas eve by Tcxico-Farwell school children to raise a free will collection to buy presents and treats for the little ones at the Portales Orphan's Homo. They collected as follows: blues, $22.00; whites, $16.00. This was immediate ly sent to the home. The Carter home will entertain Mrs. Vinyard's' and Mrs. Graham's Sunday school classes at the parson age Friday night, the occasion being in honor of Bro. firtor's son who is home from college for the holidays. Tcxico-Farwell schools will re-open Monday. The remainder of the term will be scheduled to be the best and conclude one of our most successful school years. Mr. and Mrs. Dotson were de lightfully entertained and enjoyed a most excellent Christmas dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jhon Miller last Sunday. Mrs. Anna Oventreet is driving a new Ford these days. Knowing very well that you all had a most enjoyable Yuletide, we now come, as Father Time slowly but surely draws the curtain upon the closing scene of 1921, to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. Always yours for the good things of life. Arkansas Slim. S. A. JACKSON ANNOUNCES FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT S, A. Jackson is a candidate for County Superintendent of Curry County. Mr. Jackson makes the race subject to the action of the Demo cratic primary election in April. Prof. Jackson is now superintendent of the Ranchvulc consolidated school. He has taught in Curry County for a number of years and his experience, his friends say, has put him in touch with rural school matters in such a manner as to qualify him for the Inu portant position he seeks. 28,000 MILES OF COOD ROADS IN 1921 Road building has recovered from the net back received during tho war, and prospects are bright for the fu ture. Approximately 14,000 miles of road have been constructed during the present season by the states in conjunction with Federal aid, ac cording to the Bureau of Public lionds, United States Department of Agriculture, and probably an equal amount independent of Federal aid. More miles of improved road have been built than during any other year. Costs of road gruding and con struction with local materials is prac tically down to the 1914 level. Some reductions, also, have beep made in freight rates on road materials. The importance of this item is shown by the fact that in some cases it has been estimated that increased freight rates have added 10 per cent to the cost of a road. Prices of manufactured road materials tend downward; the pres ent level is materially lower than that of a year ago. With the new appropriation by Congress of $75,000,000, added im petus will be given to new road con struction. Many of the states are considering enlarged amounts of state aid, and the new law will have a tendency to encourage this policy. It will also secure the construction of a system of Interstate and intercounty highways, rather than haphazard se lection of roads as in some cases in the past. U. S. PRINTING IN YEAR COVERS 35 SQUARE MILES Washington, D. C. If the paper used by the government printing of fice during tho year was laid flat at a thickness of one sheet it would cover approximately thirty-five square 'miles, and if made into oc tavo books, piled one on the other, they would soar 500 miles into the air, Public Printer Carter estimates in his annual report. For printing and binding 50,000, 000 pounds of paper were used dur ing the fiscal year ended last June 30th. Not all of the paper was need ed for printing the Congressional Record, however, as the office gets out various other government publications. FOR COUNTY TREASURER. Thos. E. Willmon is a candidate for Treasurer of Curry county, sub ject to the action of the Democrat!!, primary election, April 10th. Mr. Willmon has resided in Curry County for a number of years. He has been in the mercantile business in Clovis for the past year but sold out rec ently. Mr. Willmon promises if elect ed, to devote his ent're time towii'-T making Curry County an efficient treasurer. . . m irt ,4W'H Ml II MH To Our Farmer Friends HERE'S OUR WISH THAT 1922 WILL BRING YOU MORE PROSPERITY THAN 1921. WE WISH FOR ONE AND ALL A New Year Happy t Cramer Mill and Elevators Co. WE WANT YOUR GRAIN Clovis, New Mexico .r,H"f-l'l"M-rt Observing New Year's Iff m CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH THE MEXICAN CHILDREN To Our Friends and Customers We thank you for the favors you have given us in 1921. We are going to strive to make 1922 a satisfactory one for our customers as far as their buy ing in our line is concerned. May we continue to serve you? H HP The Store of Quality M.SL KV YEAK'S day Isn't what It used to be. This Is In a hiiiuII way attributable to the addition to the Cwistl tutlun of some dry reading mutter. lit still greater part It Ik because the international ob session for celebrating whenever Fa ther Time takes u fresh start In pilot ing the earth around the sun Is thou sands of years old. The manlier of observing the day has changed greatly through the centuries. The urge to give presents at least once a year wan felt even before Christmas mill Santa C'lnus euine Into the scheme of things, and the an cient (iiecUs, Chinese, Kgyptlans and Itonmns tendered their gifts to one another mi the first day of the year. Kink's got Into the hiiliit of receiving extra gifts from their subjects im these days mid liked It so well they liemn extorting larger and larger sums. This practice gut so bad In Koine iimler the Caesars thut Clau dius railed a halt. , It spread to other countries, how ever, and the Kngllsh had their New V ear's celehratliHi spoiled annually by rapacious sovereigns' until Queen Elizabeth's modest demands of her subjects cut gifts down to a mini mum. In those days the celebration of New Year's day bad become world wide. With variations to suit all na tionalities, It consisted everywhere of eating, drinking and motley merri ment. Christopher Columbus, so far as U known, was the first white man to jubilate on New Year's day In the western hemisphere. While his ships were undergoing repairs on January j 1, 1403, he enjoyed a sumptuous din-. tier with two savage monarch on ! the Island of Haiti. After this meal,' history says, the d'seoverer of Amer ica hid his first smoke of tobacco. Whether he enjoyed It Is not recorded, but he left It to a later generation Sir Walter Raleigh Is generally cred ited with the function to Introduce tobacco to Europe. The Pilgrim Fathers anil the first families of the older states of the Union enjoyed a quiet holiday as each year fame around. They feasted, but not until they had attended re ligious services. For 25 years up to the dawn of 1020 and the era of war-time pro hibition, the celebration n MrKe cit ies became noisier and niore expen sive each year. Thousands used t crowd Into places of merriment, whIU principal thoroughfares were packed with fhrongs of merrymakers with, sqimwkers, clappers, bells unci confetti Every hotel und most of the res taurants were Jammed with gaj diners. In HMW It was estimated that tl.00O,O(O was spent tlin New York white-light district on New Year's eve. After that statisticians gave up t!T lag to figure out the sum. Saturday afternoon at the Baptist Mexican Mission, a delightful time was given by Mrs. J. D. Graham, leader of the work, assisted by Misses Gertrude Hockenhull and Blanche Lanewood Stevenson. Tho children begun guthering at three o'clock dressed in their holiday e.ttire. Some of the mothers also were present, with a few grown ups. In tho center of the little building, wa3 a beaut. rul Christmas tree laden with pretty things ull the gift of Mrs. Graham. A program of Christina carols and recitations was given by the children. It was marvelous to hear them in two languages, those little ones held ile.-ir by our blessed Master, singing his praises, :.nd tel ling of the great love of our (iod in sending the Christ child to th.m as well as to us. There is a quuint I i 1 1 -organ which is U3ed and Miss Steven son accompanied them, also Miss Hockenhull, with that same grace und pler.surc that they often do on the finest instruments. God henrd theirj sweet songs just the same. Mrs. Vclasco, who is a graduate of the Baptist College in Spanish, added greatly in assisting. Mrs. Graham called tho names of the children and each received a pretty favor. Mrs. S. D. Dean gave a Christmas Story of "The Master." There were some more of the Baptist Church closed the exer cises with prayer. The interes. in this work Is increas ing and much is being done in a smull way by this noble Christian woman, and her co-laborers. Contributed. SOME MAXIMS OF BEN FRANKLIN You may be too cunning for one, but not for all. Many would live by their wits, but break for want of stock. Let thy discontents be thy secrets. As we must account for every idle word, so must we for every idle si lence. He that can have patience can liavo what he will. Great talkers, little doers, A sleeping fox catches no poultry. If you would have your business done, go; if not, send. Tis easier to suppress the first de sire, than to satisfy all that follow it. MISNAMED. "Sometimes," said Uncle Ebon, "a man g ts de reputation of bein ter rible industrious when he's only fidgity," Washington Star. sweet carols and Rev. C. W. Stumph j ma'anu" Teacher "And now who can tell ni3 why we should always be neat and clean?" Little Grace "In crsc of accident, HER RESOLUTION. "Have you made any good resolu tions for the new year." "Yetslr, I'm goin' to quit bustln1 men's hearts." When you want that punting In hurry, try1 the Clovis NYw Job Print Our Thanks For Your 1921 Business We thank you for the holiday business given us and also for the patronage extended dur ing 1921. Remember we are prepared to handle your optical busi ness as well as your jewelry repairing. 112 N.MAIN ST. CLOVIS. N.M EX ing Department. Phum '.'7. tf