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THURSDAY, MAR. 19, 1931 7 " SAGUACHE CRESCENT. Only paper published in County Seat CHAS. W. OGDEN, Publisher Uublished every Thursday at Sa- guhche, the county seat of Saguache county in the famous San Luis Val- ley of Colorado. SUBSCRIPTION RATES $2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE Entered at the Post Office at Saguache. Colorado, as second class mail matter Each of our subscribers will find the date to which his or her subscription is paid. as shown by our books, print- ed on the paper or wrapper following the name of the subscriber. If there is an error in the date we would be pleased to have our attention called to the fact. The Crescent charges for all Cards f Thanks, Memorlums, and all per- sonnl wants which |s advertising and not news to anyone but the vri/ee. 00Member 19310000 , NAot EDITORIAt ASSOCIATIO ASSOCIATION WHAT WE THINK We concluded last week to write an editorial this week with which everyone would agree. We made up our mind last week to refrain from taking any position on any matter until we found out how everybody else thought on the matter. The fear of losing a subscriber of a two line want ad keeps us awake nights and we have concluded if we are to get any rest, we have to be careful and as nearly as possible straddle all ques- tions until we find out what all the people think. We believe if this is done, no one will be offended and the unpleasant features connected with expressing an opinion at variance with those things that are accepted unanimously, will, be avoided. Our first thought was that we would write a paragraph on the in- come tax, and mildly, ever so mildly and gently suggest that if everyone was willing, and no objections could be found, and that the law was made so that no one would have to pay any tax except Andrew Mellon and Henry Ford, that an income tax law should be passed. It occurred to us however, just in time, that Mr. Mellon might not like this and if Henry Ford heard that we were for the income tax, we wouldn't get any more Ford advertisements. It is of course clear that we can not say anything about the income tax. Feeling that our efforts should be directed toward some matter of pub- lic interest and importance we consid- ered seriously the matter of taking a hand and announcing our stand in a firm, courageous, positive manner on a question that is rapidly securing na- tional attention and interest, namely i "Should corn pone be dunked or crumbled." Our only idea in plunging into an issue so vital with all the hazards that such an outspoken announcement of our position would entail was that here is a question on which the pub- lic was seeking light and virile lead- ership. Here was an opportunity to settle a controversy that threatens to ! I embroil not only the two states of Kansas and Oklahoma, but is even casting its shadow over official Wash- ington. But caution and conservatism and care and the fear that all would not be in accord, that there would be some who might favor crumbling and othersdunking, stayed with us. If one is going to be careful, he should avoid even the appearance of evil, and so the question of whether corn pone should be dunked or crumbled will have to be pretty well along toward a settlement before we cast out our lot with either side, at least far enough along so that we know which side is going to win. We then turned our attention to the Mussolini and the Butler case. Here is a question that wecould open up On and express an opinion, on which it is reasonable to suppose there would be a unanimity of opinion. Hon. Mussolini is not a subscriber to the Crescent just now and most of the marines are down in Nicaragua and little objection or opposition would be encountered from either source. However, before writing the article it occurred to us that the part of wis- dom and caution would be to inter- view a number and find out what the undercurrent of thought on the mat- ter is. It is very possible that a dif- ference of opinion exists even in this matter and such being the case, of course we would refrain from saying :anything about it. Perhaps it is just as well that we let it lie. We next took up the matter of the ground hog. Is the ground hog a reliable weather prophet? If the ground hog came out on the date scheduled for his appearance, did he see his shadow? If he saw his shad- ow, how come we have the same brand of weather with which we have been blessed the entire winter? If he did not see his shadow what was he doing on that day: Our inform- ants agree unanimously that the sun shown brightly all day and the ground hog, if he came out and looked to the leeward, saw his shadow unless he is stone blind. It is possible that he overslept. These things happen in other families and why not in the ground hog family. At first this appeared to be a splen- did topic. A topic upon which one might extend himself and champion the cause of the doubters of the ground hog theory and restore them to their place in the sun. We had the paragraph two-third written when we chanced to mention it to an aquaintance and he express,d a doubt, a faint doubt that we were on the right track. Of course this ended the matter and two hours effort was consigned to the waste basket. We then concluded definitely that such paragraphs as we would indite this week would be confined to obser- vations regarding the arrival of the robins, and the red birds, the pre- cocity displayed by sprouting tulips and the low price of eggs. These carefully handled should enable us to avoi conflict and not tread on any toes, as we feel that these are ques- tions concerning which all contrary argument exhausted, and upon which the mind of all is clearly a unit. Thinking over the things that we are thankful or, the first one on list is that notwithstanding the s'pring- l like weather that has prevailed all winter, the crop of original poetry has remained light GRANADA MONTE VISTA SUNDAY n MONDAY Y d Those "Cuckoo" Comedians again-- WHEELER and WOOLSEY in their NEW laugh show "HOOK LINE AND SINKER"- Remember its their LATEST Not previously shown in the valley! PRINCESS DEL NORTE SUNDAY n MONDAY I d CLARA BOW in "NO LIMIT" With NORMA FOSTER and those comics [ I STUART ERWIN and HARRY GREEN I THE SAGUACHE CRF.CEWI CRESTONE Mr. Holland is some better this week. Mr. Ellsworth and son, (Mrs. Holland's brother and nephew) from California, is here helping care for him. Dr. Bradley and wife of Center, spent Sunday in Crestone. VILLA GROVE Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Barsch are en- joying .a new Ford car. Fire of unknown origin destroyed the Robert Ellis house here Thurs- day night. Mr. Ellis came in from Center Sunday to view the ruin. Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Freedle and Howard Shelton of Durango, is little daughter went to Saguache visiting his mother, Mrs. Walt Lamm. Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Vogel Sandlin of Miss Mae Criswell spent the week- Gibson, are visiting at the Lama end at Hooper, Colo., visiting Rachel home. Slane. Roscoe Strader left Thursday for Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Helm were Monte Vista, where he expects to Alamosa visitors Saturday. work for some time. Mrs. Chas. Criswell and baby of George Farnham spent Monday night with his mother. Mr. Ellsworth talked to a good audience Sunday night. Billy and Kenneth Hutchinson en- tertained friends at a card party Friday night. Mrs. Noah Mayer and children, George and Clyntella, accompanied Noah on his mail route Saturday. This is the time of the year when folks in Crestone, especially the men folks, renew their friendships. They meet on the front street at the town well with water buckes, milk cans. wash boilers, barrels, most anything that will hold water. There they cuss and discuss the thought of always living in a dry town. IF PROHIBITION WERE SETTLED If Prohibition were a settled issue, the country could go deeper into other pressing problems. If Prohibition were settled neigh- bors would be more neighborly, and many hours spent in arguing the question could be profitably employ- ed in useful activities. If Prohibition were settled the great political parties could devote their attention to political economy and good government; they would de- vote the time of their conventions to the selection of nominees independ- ently of the crying issue of Prohi- Salida. are visiting relatives here this week. Henry Fullinwider came home from the sawmill at Short creek Saturday evening. Mrs. Leo. Nicbol and children are here visiting relatives. She is from Chicogo, Illinois, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arand. They ex- pect to stay in Colorado quite awhile. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Turano and family of Poncha Springs, were Villa Grove visitors Sunday. Shirley Jean Cavaliere. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cavaliere has been very ill with croup this last week but is improving now. MINERAL HOT SPRINGS . Mr. and Mrs. Allen R. Sunons and Mr. and Mrs. C. Sherman moved near Hooper on Wednesday. D. R. Keplye was caught beneath a huge log at his sawmill last Friday causing a badly bruised leg. R. Dunshee is in Denver transact- ing business this week. Mrs. Walt Lovorn and B. F. Chris- man were Salida business callers Sat- urday. Twenty friends of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Best gave them a house warm- ing Saturday evening. Cards were played until midnight, wehe delicious refreshments were served. Mrs. Bunker and Mr. White were awarded bition. high scores and Mr. Sohn received If Prohibition were settled the low score. United States government, and state B. Krachlauer is on the sick list and county and city governments this week. would save in the aggregate millions upon millions of dollars annually spent to enforce it. If Prohibition were setted, propa- gandists on both sides would have to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Everson had as their Sunday dinner guests, James Raby and family, Mrs. Alice Romin- ger and daughter Ielen. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ports were Sun- find other jobs. day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. If Prohibition were settled it Jay White. would no longer be the subject of Mr. and Mrs. A. Jorgensen of Sa- t joke, or praise, of criticism, of pray- lida, were at the R. Dunshee ranch er, of heated discussion, and every- body would be just a little happier than everybody is now. WATER USERS MEETING The water users of the north end met at Villa Grove Monday, March 9th, and formed the Kerber and San Luis creek water association. The officers elected were: Earl Everson, president; Walter Van Bus- kirk, secretary. Executive commit- tee--E. E. Wilson, Jocob Barsch, A. L. Seip, Walter Madison and Ray Woodard. All water users north of these two creeks, north of Mirage lane, are urged to be present at their next meeting to be held at Villa Grove, March 23. In one column of our daily we are urged to eat more eggs, drink more milk, eat an extra slice of bread. The Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Moore an F. O. Johnson spent Sunday at Alamosa. Mr. and Mrs. Amor Gilder visited relatives in Monte Vista and Center on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Reed of Cres- tone, were weekend" guests of their daughter, Mrs. Franklin Hoffmann. The James Neal ranch house burn- ed down Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wharton took dinner on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George White at Crestone. Mrs. Ecwin Tobler has been  quite ill. We hope she is much improved at this writing. Philip Harpel has purchased a new Ford coupe. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Lord of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Lord have been visiting through the west for theory is that this will reduce the the last t'#o and a half months, go- supply and increase the price--but ing to Hawaii and several cities in what we are necessarily interested in California and Nevada, including is what is it going to do to us. Miss Nellie Wright of De Queen, Ark., who has been visiting her bro- ther, Mr. and Mrs. James Whlght of Cener, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John T. Seyfried and family in Sa- guache this week. "Say," one neighbor asked another excitedly, "do you know a fellow down your way with one leg called Oliver?" "I'm not sure," returned the other doubtfully, "what's the name of the other leg?" A New'York City school teacher tells about a little boy whose coat was so difficult to fasten that she went to his assistance. AS she tugged at the hook she asked, "Did your mother book this coat for you?" "No," was the astounding reply, "she bought it." "There's mother's ashes in the jar on the mantelpiece." "So, your mother is with the angels." "No, sir; she's just too lazy to look for an ashtray." She, "I'm going to sell kisses at the Charity Bazaar. Do you think $1 each is too high?" He, "Oh no, people expect to be robbed at bazaars, anyhow." All New Year resolutions are brok- en by this time so that we can go ahead as usual. Death Valley, Also in "Colorado and New Mexico, and visiting the Carla- bad Caverns. Mr. Lord is presi- dent Of the Hope Engineer,ng Co., and is a cousin of Mrs. Collins. There is a threat that the hoop skirt is coming back. The hoop skirt flourished before our day but from the pictures we have seen of the fair sex clothed in the cumbersome things the more intimate garments worn in connection with the hoop skirt extended quite to the shoe top and were adorned with many ruffles. All of which brings us up to the point of what is going to happen if hoop skirts are adopted and a radical change is not made in some other matters too nuemrous to mention. The decent of the modern flapper from the rumble seat under these conditions would resemble a back stage scene from a Mack Sennet pro- duction. Andrew Mellon says that the treas- ury department over which he pre- sides faces a deficit this year. There is, it seems, one feeling that we can share in common this year with the secretary of the treasury. For Sale 5-Room house, good location, pric- ed right. Enquire Crescent. Aug. 28-tf FOR SALEA marble top counter I Inquire at the Creacent office. I'm going to call my garage, "The Half Way Inn.' "Why?" "Because that's the way my wife parks the car." Age may make one gray, but it dosen't take even that to make one blue. This is a funny old world. Four millions of our people are looking for work, and about one hundred and sixteen millions are trying to get out of as much of it as they can. I The sowing of wild oats reaps wild parties, and still wilder headaches and heartaches. Whenever a big corporation mag- nate hollers "absurd, unfair and rid- iculous" over an investigation of his concern the more that concern ought to be investigated. THE JUNIOR CLASS of the SAGUACHE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Presents "Whimsy" A Comedy in Four Acts by Owen Lee Friday, March 20, 1931 HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 8:00 P. M. CHARACTERS Jack ("Prexy") Marshall, leader of the W. Y. W's .... Clyde Alexander Bob ("Zip") Bryant ............ \\; Willard ('-'Falstaff") Martin ..... Donald ("Brick") Owens ...... Chauncy ("De'uxe") Abbott.. Raymond ("Derby") Toler ...... Orville ("Dusty") Rhodes ...... Gilbert ("Speed") Mc Dermott.. Gene ("Whimsy") Chester ...... Other members of the Club [ ...... Amadeo Garcia ........ Henry Alley ..... Earl Anderson .... Stanford Fellers ... Howard Hoffman ..... Aveguel Maez ...William Gallegos ........ Earl Layton Judith Denning. Jack's sweetheart ............... Florence Sheliabarger Dale ("Oily") Denning, her brother ........................... Joe Cox Howard ("Bunk") Peters, "Oily's" shadow .......... Anselmo Gallegos Barbara Chatterton .... Estelle Johnson ........ ] Marjorie McHugh ...... ( Helen Mitchell ......... Ruth Morris ........... Rebecca Thompson .... Thelma Wright ........ ] Kantrell Co-eds .......... Eleanor Slane ....... Florence Jaques ..... Desideria Salazere ......... Dorine Werner ........ Martha Mosher .......... Dorothy Raby ............ Lois Ogden Mrs. Ollie Sanders, house mother ........................... Lois Ogden Rosalind, her daughter .................................. Dorine Werner Hermione Medill Du Pont, chaperon extraordinary ......... Marie Ogden Dean Russell'Coulter, of the Faculty .................. James Pilkington Synopsis of Scenes and Music: ACT I: Jack Marshall's room. December. PATSY FENNELL-- "A Lesson With Fan" .......  ........... " .............. D' Hardelot "The Icicle". ............................................... Bassett EPHIE MOSHER-- "Asleep in the Deep". .................................... '...Petrie HARLAND CUTLER-- "Neapolitan Nights". ............. ...................... Zamecrnik DUET-- "Three for Jack" S uire ........................................... q Ephie Mosher and Harland Cutler ACT II: Parlor of Hepburn Hall. A week later. GIRLS GLEE CLUB-- J, ,, Water 'Lillies ............................................ Linders "Roses of Picardy". ................................ Haydn-Wood ACT 1II: Dean Coulter's office. The next day. BOYS GLEE CLUB-- "Ol' Man River" ................................ from "Show Boat" "Ranger's Song". ................................ from "Rio Rita" ACT IV: Jack Marshall's room. A week later. At The Sa tu ache I heatre I I i I Saturday and Sunday Night HAROLD LLOYD IN "FEET FIRST" and Review ONE DOSE GERMAN REMEDY ENDS GAS , "I was sick and nervous with indi- gestion and stomach gas. One dose of i In Adlerika helped. I eat anything now . and sleep good."--Henry Dodd. You can't get rid of indigestion or gas by just doctoring the stomach. For gas stays in the UPPER bowel. Adlerika reaches BOTH upper and lower bowel, washing out poisons which cause gas, nervousness and bad i fo] sleep. Get Adlerika today; by to- morrow you feel the wonderful effect ! of of this German Doctor's remedy. OSCAR S. MAROLD, Druggist. Wife, "How many fish was it you >i ca via caught Saturday, George?" George, "Six, dear and they sure I re1 were beauties." ! int Wife, "I thought so, the Fish Mar-  by ket is trying to gyp us; they have us i harged up for eight." i ect