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Estancia, Torrance County, New Mexico, ThurBday, January 15, 1920
Volume XVI No. 13
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FOR EDUCATION, 1919-1920
The school budget for New Mex
ico for the present school year end
ing June 30, 1920, amounts to $3,
748,875, says the Taxpayers' Asso
I .cintion. of New Mexico. For com
nanson, it may be stated that the
I expenditures for the state fiscal
I year ending November 30, 1918
. . iwore $2,658,706.80 and for the pre
' K&iiULAK bi-SMUW ,vjous fiscal ycar i2,338,945.56. Of
JANUARY Rth. 1920. the total of three and three-quar
The BnrHnf f!n.mf-.v Commission. ?n. millions that will be expended
ers met this dv in Pillar session I SuE'D?.tne..Prescnt ye.ar. "early 3,
with the Hon. C. M. Milbourn,
chairman. Walter F. Martin and
Castulo Márquez, members, the sher
iff and the clerk.
The minutes of the previous, ses
sion were read and approved.
The attention of the board hav
ing heretofore been called to the
fact that the levy made by the joint
consolidated school districts No 20
and 13 of Torrance and Lincoln
counties respectively, as calling for
a levy of .00585 in No. 20 and
.0053 in No. 13, the board having
heretofore ordered the assessor to
make the correction, and the assess
or having done so, it is ordered
that said levy of 0053 be and is
hereby approved.
The assessor having finished the
tax rolls for the year 1919 and the
board having requested that said
tax rolls be brought in, the same
are examined and approved, and
atter having been signed and sealed
, are delivered to the treasurer.
Comes now W. P. Harris and pre
sents a petition from the people of
Duran praying for an order for an
election to be held for the purpose
of incorporating the village of Du
ran. The board having considered
the same -order the same approved
and a deposit of $50.00 having
been made to defray expenses, the
surveyor is ordered to survey the
proposed limits of said village: and
L. F. Sanches is appointed as census
Comes now J. A. Constant and
presents a petition asking that the
Estancia News-Herald be designated
as the official newspaper of Tor
rance county. The board having
considered the said petition grant
the same and the Estancia News
Herald is designated as the official
newspaper of Torrance County.
Comes now B. E. Pedrick and
presents a petition asking that the
Willard Record be designated as the
job work paper for the county, and
the board having considered the said
petition, grant the same and the
Willard Record is designated as the
paper to do the county job work.
Luis Bachicha is appointed janitor
of the court house to begin on Jan.
5th, 1920, for three months.
Report of J. P. Pre. No. 10 is
presented and approved.
The board orders that all justices
of the peace in making their re
ports, attach to the same the re
ceipts from the treasurer for moneys
paid in by them and all justices of
the peace are hereby notified to do
The report of J. P. Pre. No. 6 is
presented and approved.
(Concluded next week)
The question of the government
turning over to the states all the
public domain is now a live one,
and if you have a preference in the
matter you had better get busy. As
to what would happen, any observer
in this state does not need to ask
questions. It is as simple as that
two and two make four. It is sim
ply a question of whether you want
homesteaders or large stock ranches.
In theory the little fellow has just
as good a chance at state land as
the big one, but in results it doesn't
work out for the little fellow. We
have a concrete example of it
in this county. There aro ten town
ships in the northeast corner of the
county in one stock ranch. Not only
are the small fellows forever barred
from that tract of state-owned land,
but the hundred thousand or so
acres of government land within the
boundaries of the tract are rendered
wholly useless for homesteading pur
poses. There are arguments on poth
sides of the question, but the ques
tion itself is as bare as the bones
of a last year's poor cow.
As will be noticed by proclama
tion published elsewhere in this is
sue, an election is to be held in
February for the purpose of voting
on the question of issuing additional
bonds in the sum of $22,900 for the
purpose of building and equipping a
school house in this district. To the
who has not kept track of
school matters in this district, this
mnv seem' strange, in connection
with the fact that it is but a few
n since we voted $18,000 and
built a fine new school house. But
the fact is that the school is now
overflowing to an extent that the
knonl was comDelled to rent the
Christian church and add another
room, and -even with this relief the
rooms in the school building are
overcrowded. We now have as good
. .-hnnl na can be found in the
state, and recognition of this fact is
bringing pupils in increasing num
There is no better asset for
. .nmmunitv than good schools, and
' whatever cost. Schools are the first
Mrs. Edna Rousseau has just re
ceived from the state department of
education a professional life certifi
cate as a school teacher. As far as
we are informed this is the only
New Mexico life certificate held by
000,000 will accrue from the 1919
state, county and district school lev
ies. It may be mentioned in pass
ing that more than one-third of the
taxes levied in New Mexico are de
voted to the support of the public
elementary and high schools,
The budget of $3,748,875 for
elementary and high school educa
tion does not include buildings that
may De constructed from the sale
of bonds, an estimate for which
would exceed perhaps $1,000,000,
The budget covers $2,392,613 for
salaries of teachers, principals and
district superintendents, , $533,395
for other operating expenses, $186,-
)f ior-repairs and replacements
$498,543 for interest and sinking
iunas, ior permanent improvements
and first equipment, and $142,547
for general expenses of county
ooards including the county super
intendents salary and expenses.
During the year ending November
30, 1919, there was expended for
the support of ten state institutions
established for educational purposes
$1,153,430, of which $465.000 was
appropriated from proceeds of state
tax levies, ior elementary, second
ary and higher education, therefore,
New Mexico will spend this year
approximately $5,000,000 of which
$3,500,000 will come from direct
taxes, the remainder from land
grants and permanent funds and
from institutional earnings.
Census enumerators will call at
every dwelling house in this com
munity to secure the information
necessary to fill out the questions
contained on the printed census
Questions covering the following
points will be asked of every per
son in the United States:
Color or race;
Age at last birthday;
Whether single, married, widowed
or divorced;
Birthplace of person enumerated
and birthplaces of father and moth
er, giving names of both country
and province if foreign born;
Occupation, specifying trade or
profession, also industry in which
Whether attending school;
Whether able to read;
Whether able to write;
Whether able to speak English;
Whether home is owned or rent
ed, and if owned whether home is
free of incumbrance or is mortgaged;
Persons of foreign birth will be
asked questions concerning these ad
ditional points:
Year of immigration to the Unit
ed States; I
Whether naturalized, and if so
the year of naturalization;
Mother ,tongue or native language ;
Census enumerators will also call
at every farm in this community to
secure the information necessary to
fill out the questidhs contained on
the agriculture schedule.
bach farmer will be asked ques
tions concerning the acreage and
value of his farm; whether he owns,
rents or partly owns and partly
rents the land he farms; the value
of buildings, machinery and im
plements belonging to his farm ; the
quantity of all-crops raised on hie
farm during the year 1919; and
many other questions which cover
all possible farm operations.
An absolutely accurate and com
plete census vitally concerns the
welfare of this community and of i
every person living in it. The of
ficial population for the next ten
years will be determined by the cen
sus of 1920.
Be readv with vnur answers whpn
the census man calls at your house.
The second semester opened Mon
day with plenty of enthusiasm and
some changes in the schedule. School
work now begins at eight-thirty and
ends at two thirty-five.
Mr. Trentman has gone to Las
Cruces with the club children. He
Albuquerque, Jan". 7. Sidney M,
Well of the San Miguel Mining
company has announced that a rail
road is to be built into the Cuba
country in the near future. The
road will start at Bernalillo and be
built to the mining company s prop
is going to bring the text books for ert.v and including sidings and
the agriculture class back with him
The seniors are a little slow in
ordering their pennant but it will
be here in due time. Their pens
are on the way now.
Jamea Turner left Saturday for
Albuquerque, where he will enter
school. James was one of the best
in the freshman class and we wish
him good luck in his new school
The box supper rriday night was
quite successful considering the bad
weather. Quite a number of boxes
were brought. The amount brought
m was $88.25. We wish to thank
those- present for their kindness and
Work on the new athletic hall is
progressing rapidly and we expect
to have it done this week.
The chemistry class successfully
performed a very dangerous expen
ment last week. They were making
chlorine gas. They did not intend
to gas anyone but were just trying
to see if they could, should they so
Gilford Guest left Saturday for
his home at Barton. We are sorry
to lose Gilford and hope he will
come back next year.
Frof. wills was unable to take
the names of all the new students
who enrolled in different depart
ments last Monday.
Hazel lillery is back after a short
visit to her folks in Moriartv.
The Sophomores are having trials
and troubles with Geometry, but
they say they will be equal to pro
fessional surveyors when the year is
The snow has made us appreciate
our steam heat more.
Miss Weddige is back in school
again, and several of the students
who were ill with mumps.
Ihe freshman class received their
pennant last week. It has their
class motto "Vivimus Dum Vivamus"
gold letters on a green back
The Freshman class paper. "The
Golden Green" was read this week
as usual.
Several new pupils have enrolled
in school for the last semester.
Some of them are in the junior
Although the truck has been late
a lew mornings it has done re
markably well in not being absent,
for only a few cars have been trav-eling.
The commercial arithmetic class
are planning big things this semes
ter, iney have already started
planning houses and the cost of
them. If anyone wishes a plan and
the cost of an un-to-Hntp mndpm
home or school house iust call or
that class.
Mrs. J. A. Shetter died Nnvemher
18th, 1919, at her home near Bar
ton, New Mexico, of pneumonia
complicated with kidney and heart
Mrs. Shetter was sixty-five pan
of age, and was born in the state
of New York.
A husband and one sister are left
to mourn their loss.
The deceased with her hnshanrl
had resided in Mountain Valley sev
eral years, wnere she was esteemed
as a good woman snH neiehbor.
C. P. Suthers. an agent of the
census bureau, was here this week
hunting enumerators and getting
them at work.
On Tuesday he .thought there
were enumerators for all precincts,
but some had been appointed from
the district office and he did not
have the names.
Willard Precinct, C. A. Burruss.
Willard Village, Beatrice. Trujillo
Estancia Precinct, Dr. Parrett.
Estancia Village, Mrs. Mason.
Palma and Encino, Daniel Vigil.
Pinos Wellii, Higinio Mirabal.
Mountainair, Si W. Garrison.
Mcintosh, Forrest W. Johnson'.
Jaramillo, T. B. Rapkoch.
Cedarvale and Varney, Claude. E.
Lucero, A. Schubert.
Moriarty, A. V. Fuller.
Duran, N. M., Jan. 6, 1920.
The Estancia News-Herald.
Dear Sir: From time to time the
English language has increased in
our town more than in any other
citv in the world, as we can see
many of our Spanish-Americans and
we ,caa say as a matter oi iruin
that they can speak the English lan
guage better tnan iney spea vneir
language, and of course they have
mdfe love for the nation's language
than for anything else in the world.
God bless these people ana tneir
wisdom. One Subscriber irom Imu
Planters at Waggener's.
Ford for Sale.
A 1918 model Ford tourine- car in
good condition for sale reasonable.
Will give time on payment's if de
sired. Reason for selling, am leav
ing. C. H. Bennett, Estancia, N. M.
School books at Waggener's.
swucnes, win De about 7U miles in
length. It is also the intention of
the company to install motor trucks
for the handling of freight from the
end of the line to Cuba and into
tne san Juan Basin. The railroad
will haul into the company's mines
the concentrates and all other sup
plies which are needed there and on
return trips will bring ore from the
mines lo oernail o and a so rin a
general freight business into and out
of the Cuba country. While it is
saiu that the road will be construct
ed to nancne only light equipment
it win meet tne neens nt th río.
velopment which is going on in that
country at tne present time. Plans
will eventually be made to extend
the road further north at which
time it probably will be converted
into a standard gauge line. Santa
re wew Mexican
The Chamber of Commerce nrcps
all property owners to send in the
proof of ownershlD of nrnnprtv in
the townsite of Estancia, to Milton
Helmick. Box 654. Albunuernua.
and secure your release from the
blanket mortgage, as the time may
come when these will be harder to
get, and then when these are se
cured you may feel that the town
is advancing.
SAY! !
the big day? Jan. 24th.
The Woman's Club
Where is it?
What did they say bring? An
appetite and 35 cents.
Do they want us to
feed? No! They want
What do we cat? Home
chili an everything.
Where does our 35 cents enl Tn
help equip the Estancia school play
face some
us to feed
All citizens who are interested in
forming a county organization of
tax payers to intelligently assist in
keeping down wastes of public
money, are invited to meet with the
Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday,
January 20, at 7:30 P. M., and hear
the report of the committee as well
as offer your suggestions as to the
organization. Seecretary.
For some time we have been try
ing to get reports from the thresh
ermen as to the quantity of beans
threshed, and at last have succeeded
in getting one report. This is from
A. McGrady, and gives the beans
threshed according to machine run
Mrs. Behymer died Wednesday of
last week at her home near Mesilla
Park, N. M.. of measles.
Mrs. Behymer formerly resided
near Mcintosh, and has many
friends here who will be grieved tc
hear of her death.
She leaves a husband and six
children Mrs. J. A. Brittain of this
place and another married daughter.
and four children at home; the eld
est a boy about seventeen years of
age, and the youngest a girl six or
The bereaved ones have the sin
cere sympathy of many friends here.
Editor News-Herald: In iustice
to the public will you please inform
the people that it is perfectly safe
now for them to stay in the middle
of the road both day or night since
fellow caught me napping and
traded me a plantation for my truck,
and I am now having to adopt the
ancient mode of migration. Re
spectfully, W. P. Waggener, Estan
cia, N. Méx., U. S. A.
The big warehouse of the Estan
cia Warehouse Asssociation is now
full of beans, with large quantities
ties yet to be taken care of. Just
little under three millions pounds
are stored there. They are now
using the former Hughes Merc. Co.
warehouse for additional storage.
Not many beans have been shipped
during the past week, as cars could
not be had. Buyers are offering
$5.25 this week. Beans arc not ail
Waggener buys split beans.
Increase this space to keep pace with our growth.
666 J. N. BURTON, Cashier.
A Small
Does not necessarily mean just interest, when wisely placed.
Crops fail for many reasons. Harvest comes but once in
twelve months.
A GOOD COW brings a WEEKLY dividend. If you have part
of the money to buy a good DAIRY cow, or a pure bred pig, we
will furnish the BALANCE. Such an investment will pay you as
much and possibly more than 100 per cent annually, and means
a weekly income and compound interest fifty-two times a year.
It also means that you are on the road to financial success, and
that you have helped us to install a permanent and very profit
able industry in this valley, that will mean a competence to our
people when all else fails. THINK THIS OVER.
Our first duty is to servé this community and help you and
your neighbor to success. Your success means a huge success for
We are proving all the name implies.
Total 1052500 1734
Crops damaged by hail.
In the above those marked ( )
were damaged by hail, and perhaps
others. In spite of this, however,
the 1734 acres yielded at an aver
age rate of 000 pounds per acre,
which means even at 5c per pound
an income of $30.00 per acre. This
report covers a portion of he ter
ritory southeast of Mountainair, in
cluding the Xray country, although
not all of that district. Mountain
air Independent.
the actual weight
machine run.
Farmer's Name
Langford, E. E.
Lidzy, A. L.
Yarbrough, W. B.
is, D. H.
Bass, Harry
Tate, J. B.
Cumiford, J. H.
Lisk, Ed
Brown, Burl
Rufus, Jennings
Gooch, E.
Ruff, J. F.
Floyd, A.
Floyd, N. L.
Ballejos, L.
Wallace, H. C.
Chavez, Pablo,
Arnett, E. D.
Wilder, M. D.
Williams, W. H.
Noble, Mrs. Chas.
Simpson, N.
Lea, C. T.
Adams, Wilbur,
Kubena, Mrs. A.
Shaw, W. D.
Caldwell, G. 0.
Adams, Roy,
Perkins, J. A. & Son,
Rushing, P. J.
Cooper, Geoffrey,
is greater than
Pounds Acreage
27500 '
High grade and bred young Steel-
dust mares, priced reasonably. H.
For Sale.
Southeast quarter of Sec. 31, T.
9 N., R. 10 E., Torrance county, at
a bargain. J. H. Smith, 207 Park
Ave., Lawton, Okla.
Special Correspondence.
Guess we will have some wintei
.i i i
in these parts yet, tne way it nus
been doing for the past two weeks.
K. t . Taylor just finished loading
another car of beans for the Jen-
son Bean Co.
Deck Killinsworth is spending the
holiday season with his father and
mother in Georgia.
Mrs. L. O. Foster received a mes
sage that her mother was very low.
Frank Tonkinson left for Katon
last week after spending the holi-
f you desire your business handled in a con
servative, purely business manner, then
place it with a bank whose methods are sound,
conservative and based on solid business
Your earnings arc not presented to you, but
come from persistent hard work, then is it not
to your interest to know how it is to be handled
Think it over, then drop in and let's talk it
That offers their experience and strength for years past,
and establish your banking relations with us a bank
that can and will take care of conservative and progres
sive customers. Come to us, and if you are from Mis
souri, come in and we will show you.
H. B. Jenes, Pres.
ED. DICKEY, Cashier
days with home folks.
Mrs. L. W. De Wolf left for Wel
lington, Kansas, last week to be at
the bedside of her father, who is
very low. '
Word from the Ketchersid family
report they are well and getting
I lie, write wills and do sundry serv
ices tor tne public.
L. R. Springer, who filed north of
town about eleven miles last fall,
passed through last Sunday on the
train enroute for Albuquerque. Mr.
Springer is now workng in Albu-
' w- - - .... ..& .U1.,11C1 ,0 IIU. WU1HI1 III niUli-
rich picking cotton at Turkey, Tex- querque but had made a business
as. But J. W. says he will be back
in the spring to make another crop
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bel
zer January 3rd, a fine baby girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Evans are also
the proud parents of a fine girl.
Uley Rainey has his house com
plete on his land and says he if
now ready for a good cook to come
in and help him out.
From the Enterprise.
Ar R. Cecil of Palma was a burg
visitor Tuesday of this week buying
supplies for his ranch.
Earl Marshall of iv.egra was in
from his ranch Tuesday, transacting
Encino has promise of a new busi
ness enterprise opening top in the
near future. E. L. Hinton is plan
ning to start in the real estate busi
trip to Texas.
Mrs. M. H. Rutledge, mother of
Mrs. T. J. Rutledge of Negra ar
rived Thursday of this week from
Duncan, Arizona, and will spend a
few days visiting with her daughter.
Monday evening at the regular
monthly meeting of the local lodge
of the Woodmen of the World the
new officers for 1920 were installed,
and a great deal of other important
business was transacted. Some of
the most important offices and their
occupants for 1920 are as follows:
Consul Commander, E. L. Hinton;
Past Consul Commander, D. V. Litz;
Camp Clerk, E. R. Archuletta;
Banker, Victor Perez; Adviser,
Lieutenant D. A. Baca; Watchman
A. W. Underwood; Sentry, John W.
Minion; Escort, J.C.Baca; Auditors,
U. S. Archuletta, L. H. O'Neal, and
Pablo Aguiiar. In addition to be
ins Consul Commander of the local
lodge Sovereign F. L. Hinton is also
A recent letter
w i i i i i Jl: - 2 n rtn A rinnnrt'
real estate, Mi. Hinton will handle from the state manager praised the
Win oorresoondence for the pub- work of the local lodge very greatly.
st 11 11
Uean un on odds and ends m sizes
-perhaps there is just your size and
style in this lot. These shoes will
be sold at lower prices than present
wholesale costs.
Also a number of remnants
in dress goods at bargains.
Estancia Lumber Co.
a teacher in tnis couniy.

Estancia must keep up the gait at
His list is as follows:
Tajique and Torreón, Severo
Manzano and Punta, Voláis Sanch
our tace.
Simpkins, P.
Padilla, Luis
W. Melton, Negra, N. M.

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