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SAGUA.CHE CRES(;ENT. VOLUME XLIX ESLICK BROT BACK i SCHOOL NOTES BY SHERIFF PAUL first basebai-]-game will ]$slick, the Center Bank Robber, Well Known in Saguache by the Name of Wm. Crows, is in the County Jail Here. Sheriff Paul left for Roswell, N. M., last week Friday morning, after re- ceiving extradition papers; and brot the 23-year-old lad b~/ck. "Slim," the sheriff, enjoyed the hom~ return visit with the young cul- prit, whose vocabulary was known to be closed to outsiders only on very impo-tant business questions while he resided near Saguache. It's a long drive from Roswell to Saguache, but Slim didn't encourage any conversation until the fellow be- gan to squirm and twist in his seat, then a few cuss words. "That's a h - -i of a joke the sheriff down there did to me, by planting a gun in my bed before he put me in the cell." "That Was a mean trick," answered Paul. "Why did you leave the ranch house so early the morning of the robbery, leaving your girp and clothes and Promising to return in a few min- Utes?" "Well, I had a d- - n good reason to leave in a hurry and I didn't intend to go back either, and am not going to let you know why." "Of Course, if you have family secrets, You better keep them to yourself, but l Brownie, your partner, informs us." "What, have you got that d-- up there?" "No, I didn't say we had him, I just wanted to say that he has coughed up a few things, something like holding up the laundry down there and you forced him into the deal and there is where you lost your Partner and he went on to California to visit a sister. "Oh, Mr. Shec- iff, Brownie is a dirty liar and I want . you to understand I didn't have a d - . -n thing to do with that bank robbery." "Slim" kept stirring him up until they parted at the jail en- trance. He will be tried ~t the June term, no doubt at that time Brownie will be here to take a prominent part in the drama. Ann Ellis' Book Among the Ten Best Sellers Ann Ellis is truly coming into her own. Her book, "The Life of an Or- dinary Woman," is fast advancing to "one of the ten best sellers." Many literary critics claim a place for it among the classics, by reason of its Simple and unpretentious diction, its Pure philosophy and optimistic delin- eation of character and events. Frank H:eald, a Bostonian, and "pa- tron of literature" in a London Auth- ors' Club, says it is one of the best books to read aloud that he knows. Mrs. Ellis has been the guest of honor at many functions in Phoenix, Arizona, her temporary abode, and her "fan mail" comes from the finest authors and critics the country af- fords. She is working on her next book, which will be placed on the spring book lists. Scribner's Maga- zine, as well as other publications, is urgently seeking articles from her pen. Dr. Pugh Leaves Us Dr. C. G. Pugh informs the Cres- cent that he will close his office in Sa- guache.the first of April to join Dr. A. B. Gjellum in partnership, and will be located in Del Norte after that date. We are sorry to lose Dr. Pugh, as he is a young man of good person- ality, a member of all of the local clubs in which he has taken an active part. Dr. and Mrs. Pugh have made a host of friends here and we regret very much to lose them. Weather Back to Normal This week puts us back to clear. Warm weather again. Of course, we have our cool nights and mornings, for which this mountain climate is noted, but during the day we get a few hours of warm, pleasant sunshine Weather. Mesdames Arthur Creger,: Rober~ Tarbell, James Dilley and Bess Sher- man entertained at a Bridge lunch- eon last Monday at the home of Mr-', Creger. After the luncheon Bridge Was enjoyed by all the guests pIes- ent. Mrs. Will Ward won first hon- ors and Mrs. Lyle Slonecker won the eut in the general. The Creger garage has been having quite an office change this week to make room for a large and new dis- play. The million dollar loafing room is replaced with tires and batteries. be played at Monte Vista with Monte Vista on March 28th. The Sophomores have been read- ing Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It." The Boy Scouts played a ball game Sunday afternoon with some of the town boys, but were badly beaten. The party given at the Ogden hall by Missess Lenore and Florence Ja- ques and Irene and Marie Ogden was a big success. Everyone reportd a good time. In a practice game last Thursday, the Juniors were defeated by the oth- er baseball players in high school by a score of 9 to 6. The Freshman class began reading "Julius Caesar" this week in English. KIWANIS The speaker this evening at the Ki- wanis club will be S. T. Parsons, Su- pervisor of Census for the Ninth Dis- trict. "Pocahontas Up-to-Date" at Center March 14th "Pocahonta Up-to-Date," the mu- sical comedy with a cast of 18 people, will be presented at the Opera house in Center Friday, March 14th. The author and director, Dr. S. E. Kort- right of Bonanza, has made a grand success of the musical comedy and pleased a large Saguache audience Saturday, March 1st. A dance after the performance, with good music, will be held. We recommend the play to the Center folks and believe the production is worthy of a large audi. ence. Road Work Starts Next Week Road Supervisor Eugene Williams will send teams and men over the Coehetopa the last of this week or the first of next to start on the north end of the county road to the connecting line of Gunnisor~county. The Gunni- son county commissioners have agreed to build up the Parlin flats as soon as the weather permits. A very lovely morning wedding was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. ~Carl Marold at nine o'clock Saturday, when Miss Evelyn Marold was united in marriage to Mr. Robert G. Burn- har~ of Center, with Rev. Blevins of- ficiating. The bride, who was given in marri- age by her father, was beautiful in a gown of apricot chiffon, and a hat of matching straw. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served, after which the bride and groom left for a short tour of the state. They will be at home to their friends at Center, Colorado. Miss Marold was educated in the public schools of Saguache, later tak- ing a teaching course at the State Teachers' college in Greeley. Since finishing school she has been teaching in Center. Mr. Burnham is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ffarry Burnham of Center, and is engaged in the potato indfistry in that section. Guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. George Woodard, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woodard, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Woodard, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burnham, Mr. Oscar Marold, Mr. and Mrs. Nell Jones and Rev. and ~rs. Blevins. Just Like Old Folks Children in Saguache are getting the habit, just like old folks. To pay their party debts. The Misses Lenore and Florence Jaques, irene and Marie Ogden engaged the Ogden hall and gave a very creditable party last Fri- day night to the school teachers and Prof. Slonecker announced from the high school platform that the scholars were all invited to take part. An or- chestra of four furnished the music for those who wished to dance, and card tables were occupied by those who passed the time in the game of 500. A bounteous lunch was served. Dean Redhead and Ralph Curtis got a message over the radio Tuesday evening from Col. Henderson, Free- port, La., that Arthur Creger of Sa- guache, had opened a chain store on auto tires, tubes, etc. It is supposed that I~enderson is receiving a hand- some salary from Art in broadcasting the first store of the kind to be open- ed in Saguache. SAGUACHE, COLORADO, Mrs. Fred Curtis entertained the Wednesday Luncheon club this week. Mr. and Mcs. Perry Campbell spent last Saturday in Alamosa. Dr. E. F. Burnett is at the Sagua- che Hotel today, Thursday. Tom Ham came in from Denver last Monday to visit his father and ~amily. ::~t]~1` Mrs. James Curtis entertained her club last Saturday at a one o clock luncheon. Mrs. Ray Woodard entertains the ~ard and Chatter club this Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander and Mrs. Jaquet motored to Alamosa Wednesday. Mrs. Alice Rominger was a very de- lightful hostess at a one o'clo:k diu- her Sunday. Saturday and Sul:day at the Sa- guache Theatre, Corrine Gr'ffith in ~'The Outcast." Mrs. Nick Fuson and Mrs. Fay Fen- nell entertained the Tuesday Bridge club this week. i Mrs. chas. Ports of Villa Grove, made a business trip to the county ~eat Wednesday. Next Tuesday at the Saguache Theatre, a Paramoun.t feature 'Charming Sinners." Mrs. Perry Campbell entertained ~he Woman's club at "the Saguache hotel last Friday. Miss Esther Anderson of Center has been a guest of Mrs. Alice Rom- }nger the past two weeks. Mary Russell returned to Pueblo Saturday, after a week's visit with her many Saguache friends. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gotthelf en- tertained friends at dinner and Bridge last Saturday evening. Harve Cutler was on the streets Wednesday for the first time since his eturn from the Salida hospital. Mrs. Roy Clark was operated upon for appendicitis at the Salida hospital tuesday. She is getting along nicely. Mrs. Dan Hibler left last W~ek Thursday for a month's visit with rel- atives and friends at Amarilla, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Stanley of Sa- lida, were over Sunday, guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alba Ward. Mrs. Chas. Higgins and son of Brighton, are the guests of Mrs. Hig- gins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Evans. Good reports received this week from L~uis Lockett. The operation was not as severe as the doctors ex- 0ected. The Country club will meet with Mrs. R. A. Ward and Mrs. George A. Ward the usual third Thursday, March 20th. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Coehrane en- tertained at a seven o'clock dinner uarty last Friday evening, the occa- don being Bruce's birthday. THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1930 Six-Year.Old Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. T. Elofson is Victim of Meningitis Deep sadness cast a pall over the community Tuesday when it became known that the spirit of Ann Elofson, only child of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Elofson, had taken its flight. The little girl h~d been ill only a few days with pneumonia and spinal menin- gitis.. The angels of heaven could not have chosen a fairer flower nor a richer jewel of childhood prefection. The six years of Ann's life he'] tre- mendously endeared her to the people of the community with her rare charm lovable nature and quick intelligence and the parting of the slender que~d that held her to this ea~hly sphere is a tragic thing to the idolizing par- ents and relatives. In the warm sunshine and as the colorful floral offering contrasted a light snowfall about the open grave, a large group of sorrowing friends, gathered at the Mont Vista cemetery Thursday morning to attend a beau- tiful funeral service conducted by Rev. Henry McKenzie. A quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bacon, Mrs. Will McClure and James Ward sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Some Day We'll Undterstand." R~ev. McKenizie gave a very impressive sermon stressing the Christian hope of eternal life as being all that we h~ave to sustain us when our love'] ones are taken away..He very touch- ingly and appropriately likened little Ann to a beautiful flower in full bloom of perfect purity and showed that the physical law which some day we'll understand. Little Ann. who so daintily posed as an angel in church pagant last Christmas, is now in truth and in fact an angel in heaven said Dr. McKenzie.~Monte Vista Journal. Elks Put On a Good Fight As the Crescent is not in possessio.~, of the details in regards to the fistic bouts at the Elks club boxing contest which took place at Alamosa last week Thursday, we are only ~ibte to make mention that Bud Stone of Bu- ena Vista, got the decision over Bob- hie White of Saguache, and Gus Ricca took the count from Billy Marks of Salt Lake City, and our heavyweight Orloff Dohnerput a haymaker on Jack Dugan of Denver, in the. third round which put Dugan in a bad way and Dohner had to assist the big boyI on his feet and brushed the tears away. It was a good battle all the way from the preliminaries down. The next fight will take place at Monte, the good church town. Local Spelling Contest In the spelling contest held in Sa- guache on February 28th for grade pupils Adrian Proffit of the 8th grade won first place with a grade of 87. Charlotte Ridgeway, second, 81; Ruth Fellers and H~len Adamson tied for third place with a grade of 79; Jack Fennell, fourth place, 76; Julia Shel- labarger, first place in 7th grade, 68; Keith Slane, first in 5th grade, 44. Adrian Proffit will represent the Saguache consolidated school in the county spelling contest which will be held in Saguache, Saturday, March 15th, at 2:00 p., m. The contestant making the highest grade in the coun- Mr. and Mrs. George McClure and rlaughters of Center, were Sunday]ty will represent the county in the state contest which will be held in Denver on March 25th. Telephone Girl Kidnapped at Alamosa Kidnapped by a number of fol'eign youths, carried perhaps 20 miles out into a lonesome prairie country in an automobile, her clothes almost entire- ly torn off, and badly beaten and bruised, Ila Sego, pretty 20-year-old Alamosa telephone exchange operator is at her home recovering from a ter- rifying experience that befell her Sunday night. She was attaqked at Sixth and Front streets, she states, when on her way to her home at 314 Eighth street, shorlty after 10 o'clock from the telephone exchange. Miss Sego's home is in Manaua, Colo., birthplace of Jack Dempsey. Her father, Sidney Sego, died last November. Her mother, Mrs. Allen Sego, resides in the family home there. The young woman has been employed by the Mountain States Telephone company for six monthm and bears a most excellent reputation She was kidnapped Sunday about two blocks from'her rooming place. After two weeks' illness, Mrs. Johnnie O'Ncil is able to be out again guests of Mrs. McClure's parents, Mr. and Mrs.~I. N. Jordan. A short note from our old friend, Dallas Stubbs of Los Angeles: "Mark me up for another year; can't ge~ along without it. Regards to all," A letter from W. R. Montieth in- forms us that they are back in Phge- nix to remain another month before returning to their home in Saguache. Alfred Adamson entertained the Lone Eagles and escorts at a dancing uarty at the Adamson ranch last Sat- urday night. Mrs. Boyd Hall helped to make it a success. Miss Myrtle Williams, home eco- nomics instructor at the Sguaache high school, has entered the members of her class in the National Meat Story contest which is conducted an- nually by the National Live Stock and Meat Board for high school girls. The contest comes to a close on April 1. Mesdames Walte~ Slane, Gordon Gotthelf, Walton Ridgeway, Herbert Hazard, Nick Fuson, Sheldon Dilley, L. C. Noland, E. B. Noland, Ray I Woodard and Sam Frede te motor~ Bonanza last Thursay and were [guests of Mrs. A.. N. Sweet at a Bridge luncheon. ATTENTION' SHEI MEN! A meeting of the sheepmen was held the Saguaehe county court house on March 8, 1930. At this time the temporary organization presented a constitution and by-laws which were duly adopted. A permanent organiza- tion was then formed, and the follow- ing officers were elected: President, I. L. Gotthelf; vice president, J. W. Alexander; secretary, M. K. Slane; treasurer, Chas. Tarbell. A board of seven was elected to act as the Executive Committee, com- posed of the officers as ex-offlcio mem- bers, and E. G. Gotthelf, R. W. Shella- barger and James Slane. The following sheepmen present signed up as members: W. S. Joy, W. D. Davidson, Chas. Tarbell, A. B. Cochrane, James Slane, W. M. Slane, M. K. Slane, E. G. Gotthelf, R. W. Shellabarger, Joe R. Olivas, Bernado Mart~nez, Manuel Quintana, Juan M. Gallegos, Edwin Tobler, Salome Ar- chuleta, J. H. Rodeman, E. A. Ever- son, L. C. Noland, H. C. Clark, J. W. Alexander, Candelario Borrego and I. L. Gotthelf. Sixteen of these paid their dues, the rest agreeing to PaY later. We have over 82,000 sheep listed for taxation in Saguache county, which puts us at the head of the list as a sheep county. It seems highly es- sential that an industry of this magni- tude should be organized. We can notprotect our mutual in- terests without an active organiza- tion. The important questions tha*. are always before us are questions of legislation, state and national; the regulation of the public domain as well as the forest; taxation, adjudica- tion of equitable valuation; the cam- paign to increase the consumption of lamb and mutton; the tariff on wool and rags; control of predatory ani- mals and rodents--all of these and new prol)lems are continually coming before us. We can only handle these questions successfully through organ- ization and mutual co.operation. Every line of business is becoming more highly organized every day. We must keep pace with the times and adopt the measures for our business protection and extension that others are doing. There seems to be some conflicting reports and false ideas concerning the joining of the Saguache Association, as well ~s false ideas concerning the object of the association. Of the first: No man who joins this associa- tion will be called upon to pay a~y duplication of dues or fees. If he ~t a member of an adjoining associatio~ where assessments have been made ir~ the Rio Grands or other forests, .~he will not be asked to pay in this. Sec end: Some are assuming that one of the objects of this association is to force members to join the cooperative association. This is absolutely untrue. Your own fr~e will is the only factor that need prompt you to join the co- operative association. We want every sheepman to attend the meeting at the Saguache county court house at 1:30 p. m. next Men-. day, March 17th. At this time Rob- ert Macintosh, secretary of the Colo. rado State Wool Growers Association, will be here and give us a talk on the I object, purposes and plans of the state association. Mr. Ernest" Weber will also be here and tell us all the details of the Cooperative Wool Growers As- soeiatlon. These talks are more in the nature of an educational program. No one will be coerced into Joining. If you wish to know the real facts in the case, come to the meeting. You can ask any questions you wish, and there will be a free and open discus- sion up'on all subjects. Don't stay away not knowing the facts, and then falsely accuse or wrongfully criticize. Last Friday, March 7th, Frank Means and I. L. Gotthelf drove to Al- amosa and attended the tax assessors meeting, where 11 counties were rep- resented in a Joint meeting with two representatives of the State Tax Com- mission was held. The data and fig- ures were pre~ented to Justify our claim for a Peduetion in valuation of sheep for'assessment. The meeting was a success and Mr. Sheldon E. Tucker of the State Tax Commission made a motion that a valuation of $5 per head be substituted for the pres- ent $8.00 per head value. The great reduction in wool prices is not due primarily to a great in- crease of production. Wool values have declined as Dart of the general (Continued on Page Four) _. NUMBER II FARMERS OF THE SAN LUIS VALLEY , By W. H. Olin Through the press of your valley may I speak to you on a subject that t consider of great importance to both ou and your good mountain valley. The Ameriea~ Beet Sugar Com- pany in 1924 began field tests to de- termine whether soil and climate at this elevation would prove favorable to growing of sugar beets as a field crop, the same as is now being done in the Arkansas river ~;alley, northern Colorado and the western slope. The~ tests were most rigid and thorough and conducted by one of the most competent men now in the employ of the American Beet Sugar Company. These test~ have been satisfactory in every way from growing season, qual- ity of beet produced, purity and per- centage of sugar content in the beet. The company has now stated they leave it up to the farmers of the San Luis Valley whether a su~'ar mill shall be placed within this valley or not. If the farmers owning the irrigated lands of this valley vote to have a plant, it will be placed where acreage in sufficient amount justifies. These votes are registered by the acres signed up for 1930 crop. To show that you are sufficiently interested in the enterprise to justify the perman- ent establishment of a full million dollar industry, you are asked to total four and one-half thousand acres for the 1930 crop, and a promise of just double that for 1931. The company states if these conditions are met the mill will be placed in time to slice ~he 1931 crop within the valley. It will oe placecl at such lo~atton as tonnage to be worked up into sugar would seem to justify~in other word~, where the greatest volume is located. The valley has for some several years now devoted more than 30,000 aces to its one leading cash crop, po- ,tatoes. The two leading potato coun- ties of the .valley, without cuttin~ down the potato acreage even five acre~ per farm, can in those two counties alone, vote this year more beet acreage than the American Beet Sugar Co. asked the whole valley to supply. In 1924 the American Beet Sugar Co. started their sugar beet demon- stration here. The potato farmersqn the Red River valley of the North in western Minnesota, in 1924 decided they needed another cash crop not so speculative as potatoes in their valley, under rain belt farming, to help make farming more profitable. Their Farm Bureau held some conferences among fagtn leaders and sent to the Ameri- Van Beet Sugar management a propo- sition offering an acreage of sugar beets, provided a factory be built to slice them at East Grand Forks, the~e ~eets to be planted as soon as the fac- tory can be constructed to manufac- ture the sugar. That factory has now been in operation for two or more seasons, and so anxious are these Min. nesota farmers to keep it up to capac- ity that the American Beet Sugar Co. has had to announce they can take no more 1930 contracts above what they already have-- 19,000 acres. Custilla, Cone]ca, Alamosa, R~o Grands and Saguache county farm- ers, have you realized that you have an .industry offered this valley that means more than any other one thing that has yet been offered the San Luis valley district? If you vote "yea" this industry comes in--if you vote "nay," it departs, and your val- ley loses an opportunity of a life time. This industry will bring more farmers, which you need,; market~ within the valley; a cash crop that should mean distribution of eight to ten million dollars each year to valley farmers and business men. Within the next thirty days we must decide for this year what shall be done. The Extraordinary Eight were en- tertained by Miss Margaret Ham- mond at a Itmcheon given Saturday, March 8th. After the delicious lunc~:- eon prepared by Mrs. W. Hammond, the young fMks enjoyed themselves by playing games. MMquerade Dance A mdsquerade dance will be given at ~he Ogden Hall in Saguache, Sat- urday, March 15th. The Alamosa or- chestra of six pieces will play all the time from 9 o clock until one. This is the best orchestra in the valley, the only one with two violins. The large ad in the Crescent will tell it alL Read it.