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0. SAGUACHE CRE S(I;ENT. VOLUME XLIX SAGUACHE, COLORADO, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1930 NUMBER 18 FIRE DESTROYS i ALAMOSA HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING building and contents taken from the Alamosa Journal : Lack of proper fire-fighting equip- tnent with which to combat the blaze: COndemned the building from th:_ Start. Only the boiler room, witil several hundred dollars worth of equipment, the files from the offices of Principal G. F. Evans and G. P. Young, superintendertt of city SChools, a few athletic trophies and Some of the library books were saved. The fire, believed to have been caused by defective wiring, started Sometime after the prese~tation of the Snior class play, "Who Wouldn't Be Crazy?" Friday night and the discovery of the blaze at 1:00 o'clock the following morning. The blaze is. thought to have first been discovered by j. R. Dugan, and A. J. Smith also turned in an alarm shortly after- Ward. A locomotive in the D .& R. G. W. tracks first sounded the gener- al alarm to .the town. and was follow- ed innnediately afterward by the sir- ens of the fire truck which responded at once to the call, and by the blow- ing of the cusomary fire whistle. Fire was breaking out about the ventilators on the roof by the time the volunteer fire department had reached th building. The men found their equipment inadequate to reach the flames, the stream of water reach- ing a spot several feet below the ven- tilators. The licking flames spread along the COmposition roof with such great rap- idity that in a very few minutes the entire roof was a sea of flames. The first section of the roof crashed in at 1:30 o'clock, only half an hour after the alarm had been sounded. The high school building, so gutted hy the flames, was the most attrac- tive and one of the newest buildings SCHOOL NOTES The ball game at Center last Wed- nesday was won by Saguache, the score being 8 to 4. Center will play the return game with us Friday af- ternoon. The domestic science girls had a fashion show last Friday morning. They used the dresses they have made so far this year. The Seniors attended the party given by the Adams State Teachers college in Alamosa Saturday night. The party was given in honor of the Seniors of this valley. The Rialto theatre at Alamosa en- tertained the Seniors at a show la,~t Monday night. The Juniors have begun reading Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It" Center-Saguache On home grounds this week Friday afternoon the Center base ball team will play a return game with the Sa- guache nine. This will be an inter- esting game and all the Saguache fans are expected to be on the ground not later than 2:15. Our boys haven't lost a game this season. Friday's game will terminate the games between Center and Saguache. If Sagm~che wins, Center may retire for the school year and Saguache will wind Up the season's playing by an- other game with Sargent. The little word "if" stands in the way in most cases of this kind, viz: After win- ning all the games played, thus far, and if we lose one either to Center or Sargent, we are not entitled to play in the finals with Alamosa. Best Boxing Event It is claimed by a large enthusias- tic crowd gathered from all parts of the valley, that the All-Star Boxing Event, staged at the Legion hall Sat- urday night was the best tournament ever staged in Saguache. Arloft Dohner of Saguache, 180 lbs., took his man, Martin Burke of Denver, 180 lbs., to the mat in the third round. Young Gonzales of Monte Vista, and Ed Caponi of Denver, put up a hard battle which lasted five round:~ Mrs. James Dilley entertained the Bridge club Tuesday. Bruce Cochrane finished tim cen- sus in this precinct today. Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Rominger were Salida visitors last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry of Center, were Saguache callers last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Jordan spe~t Saturday and Sunday in Salida. C. G. Chowan of Center, was a Saguache visitor one day last week. Saturday and Sunday, "The Four Feathers," and action film of Africa. The Card and Chatter club met with Mrs. George Curtis last Thurs- day. John I. Palmer and Robt. Tarbe!l are in Denver looking after legal af- fairs. Frank Arand and daughter, Mrs. Harry Potts of Villa Grove, was in Saguaehe Saturday. Mrs. Ray Woodard and daughter Mitzie, have returned from their week's visit in Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Mel Woodard and Mr. and Mrs. George Woodard were Sa- lia visitors last Sunday. "Mr. and Mrs. Claude Davies and Mr. and Mrs. Seonfield of Salida, were in Saguache Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harvey and children motored to Denver last Fri- day, returning Sunday evening. Miss Ruth Williams and friend of Antonita, were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Williams. Luther Gross and son Harold, Mrs. Florence Williams, Irene and Ralph, spent last week end in Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Potts of Villa Grove, took in a few of the exciting events at Saguache Saturday night. Mrs. J. B. Hall, mother of Mrs. O. P. Shippey and Mrs. W. L. Hammond fractured her hip by a fall Monday. Propose to Connect Wolf and Cumbres Pass Roads Plans for cooperating with New Mexico officials in the connecting up of the Cumbres Pass and Wolf Creek Pass highways were made by a group of Valley men at a meeting held in Antonita. Mayor George Lorton, County Commissioner Herman Emperius, State Representative W. A. Jones, President W. D. Sheeley of the Chamber of Commerre and Fred Con- ,~elor went to the meeting from Ala- mesa. The men want to secure the lonstrdction of a stretch of road be- tween Chama, N.M., and Pagosa Springs, to connect the two pass roads. Thirty miles of the road in New Mexico and twenty miles in Co],,rado are already state highways, and the boosters will ask that they be desig- nated as Federal Aid Projects. Ala- mesa county commissioners will do their part by passing a resolution asking for such a designation. At the present time there is a road running from Chama, N. M., west as far as Lumberton, and another rm:- ning from Durango over the Weir Creek Pass. It is now proposed to construct a fifty mile stretch of road west from Lumberton to Aztec and Durango. Construction of the proposed strio of highway would mean the establish- ment of a complete loop route run- ning via Cumbres, Chama, Pagosa, Wolf Creek, Del Norte, Monte Vis- ta, Alamosa and Saguache. Thirty-seven were present at the metieng, among them being Repre- sentative Johnson of Conejos county, County Commisisoner W. A. Braiden of Conejos and Representative Ram- bough of Pagosa Springs. The lat- ter has been most active in working for the proposed highway. Fred Counselor was selected at the meeting to represent Conejos county at the meeting of the state highway commission on May 8, in the matter. Royce Tipton Leaves For Turkestan Royce Tipton, who-plans to leave soon for Turkestan, where he will be SPECIALIZATION Wise is the saying that to know a blade of grass is to know the universe. Ruskin put it just a little differently :when he said: "If you read ten pages ef a good book, letter by letter, -that is with real accuracy- you are forever in some measure an educated person.' Another sage said to know a tree is te know the universe or to love a tree is to love the universe. Then there is the familar saying about making a better mouse-trap and the world beating a pathway to one's door. What were all the sayings meant to convey? Simply that special- ization is the thing if one is to succeed. However, specialization to us moderns means little more than specializing in industry, the arts and the professions. The old writerz were "talldng about something else, namely, specialization in the art of living. They meant that intense thinking is wholesome living. They did not mean that by specializin% upon one thing is to shut himself away from the other things of life. That would not be specialization, it would be the lack of it. A man may speeiali::e in any par- titular field of learning or endeavor but he cannot succeed in the broadest way unless he knows at 1.east the principles upon which the other arts and s(~ences are governed. To know1 a blade of grass is indeed to knowI life itself, and what more is thereI than life ? ] Blind Tom and Blind Boone eoul(iI play the piano in a marvelous wayI and with uncanny execution. But l at least one of these characters was practically immune to the reception of any other influence in the great value:~ of life. Play the piano a~ they might, the world could hardly get along with so many Blind Toms or Blind Beeries, or with any such particular combination of people from each of the professions, trades and occupations, working from in- 'stinct rather than from intelligence. We need specialization, but of the biggest-and broadest kind, the kind that means specialization upon the highest orders of intelligence. To Conant is Elected President of Valley Press Association J. W. Conant, publisher of the Monte Vista Journal, on Saturday was elected president of the San Luis Valley Press association, to fi:l the vaeanacy left by the death of O. E. Meyer. Delevan W. Gee, of tl',c La Jara Gazette, was chosen vice president of the organization. The election took place at the quar- terly meeting of the association, held in Del Norte last Saturday. Ed- win A. Bemis, secretary of the Colo- rado Press association, and presidetlt of the National Group ()f Press A.~:- sociation Managers, was present, and gave an interesting discussion ef newspaper problems. Following the business session, members were guests of Mr. and Mrs. IIarvey F. Jones of the Del Nortx~ Prospecto% and Mr. and Mrs. John Werhle of the Center Post-Dispatch, at a dinner and theatre party.--Tribune'. Valley Track Meet at Monte Eleven high school track teams will gather in Monte Vista Saturday, May 10, for the annual San Luis Va:- Icy field meet, which will be held at the Stampede grounds. Preliminar- i ies will be run off at 10 o'clock in the morning, and the finals will be hehl at two o'clock. The schools which will be represented are Alamosa, A~.- tonita, Center, De[ Norte, Itoopcr, LaJara, Monte Vista, Manassa, Sin:- gent, Sanford and Saguache. At present, the (lope en the Valley teams points to a close and interest- ing mee~ with a slight favor toward tl~e Monte Vista Pirates to win. Dci Norte has a strong team; Center must be considered, and the other schools have outstanding stars that will cop several places. Wood Tick Season Lovers of outdoer life often find wood ticks on their clothing after a spring mountain trip, but few persot~ know what to do to escape disease, says the Committee on Public Policy of the Colorado State Medical Socie- ty. Many do not even recognize the tick. The wood tick is about the size of home as the result of the down of the high school All pupils of the 7th and 8th grades ~,:a~d of the four high school classes a~et at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning and from there in the of the of large in their property to in the emergermy, asserts Grief are coming in ~t~ists that the pariin Flals is e a using 91asider able the m/addy con- of the road. This bad stretch ~unnison county. Road WilliamS, of So- Would not ~low such long if mem- indoor hall team by a score of 43 to 41. A me. the ire of Vigil, ;ot up McCracken .an awful beating. The other two rounds were fast and fur- ious. The referee divided the money and Nick fined the boys 50 cents each for soiling the mitt. The show went off on schedule time, every man ~nd the kids were stripped ready to respond to the call, which is half of any well organized performance. Mail Route to Gunnhon Postmaster Boyle of Gunn|sQn'and N. H:. Meeker were over the che, Cochet0pa, Parlin and Gunnison highway Friday to make an estimate and report to the postal department at Washington in response to a ques- tionnaire sent to Saguitehe Postmut-~ er Vigil and Boyle of Gunnisen ten days ago. As Mr. Boyle was interest- ed in promoting a mail rpute from Sagu~che to Gunmson, he with M. Meeker counted 120 mail boxes and gavea fair .estimate that mmrly ~00 people will receive their mail from three to five days earlier that at the present time. Itis also reported that the new survey from the county line down the creek, cutting out the Parlin would imake a shorter route, bette road and much cheaper to maintain and a daily mail route could be es- tablished, Mrs. H. B. Means, Mr.'and Mrs. Nick Fuson and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mowrey motored to Denver Sunday. They returned Tuesday evening. Nick brot" back a new Ford and Bob a Ford which he will Sell to a Sa- guache lady. Mrs. Geor ge Curtis enteretained the Fortnightly club Wdenesday of- re'moon. Mrs. Frank Means gave an excellent paper on the New. York Stock Exchange. Ot~ests~of were Mesdames Frank Ridgeway Freddy Curtis. Mr. and Mrs. ~ l~.-Simpson Were very d.elightful host and hostess at a seven o'clock turkey dinner last Thursday ~vening, Those presen~ were Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Murphy of Oklahoma, L. P. Hammond, Mr, and Mrs. Walter Hammond, Ad~ine and Margaret, Mr, and Mrs. J(W. Ernest. This T l~ursday i~ the~ first day ~of MaT. It is a re honest,menpay all or p~ ' blse- ~ you are hbnest, try it~ Mrs, Elizabeth Brans, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Mullings and Mr~ and ~s. Ralph Nissen of Alamosa, spent Sun- day at the home of It. A. Ward and family. in the land. Blessed~the woman who sends in written account of a party or wed- ding, for she shall, see the d~tails of the function and the names of her guests correctly reported. Blessed are those who do not ex- pect the editor to know everything, but who call him and tell him when an interesting event occurs tothem, for they shall have a newsy paper in their town. Blessed are they who get theircopy for they shall occupy a warm the editor's heart. Blessed are those who co~operate with the editor in his efforts in :behalf of the community, for their town slmll be known far and wide as a good place in which.tolive. Lack of e~ploymen~t is said to be increasing throughout the world. You are surprised to find that Rusia, with a bigger population than ours, mak- ing social experiments exlmcted by capital~m to end disastrously, has fewer unemployed than we .have, by far. The richest, most prosperous and, industrially, the most highly d0, ycleped nation, should be able to ket~p its men at work. :~ Over 200 people in the 'dance hali ~aturday night Not a thing broke or missing. Colorado with her husband in 1874 and #ettled near Gunnison. Parlin founded the town which bears his name, where he and his wife owned a large hotel and operated a ranch. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Parlin is survived by three other childen: Mrs~ George Crylie, Robert and Walter Parlin. Three grand- children and one great grandchild also survive her. Showboat The Showboat which Was pre- sented at the Granada Theatre, Monte, seemed to be a great drawing card for the Saguache and vicinity people. Some three weeks ago seer eral carloads f/ore ~here attended the same show at Solids. Those attend- ing claimed the talkie part of the program was not clear, but got enough from the fine acting an(I beautiful scenery to justify their eagerness to see, and hear the old Sitowboat, again. Deer on Railroad Track canyon undergrowth near melting snows should be avoided, especially if spotted fever has occurred in the vi- cinity within a year. Leggings or high boots with tight trousers give some protection; but to be certain, search the clothing and body for ticks each morning and night while in the moun. rains at this sason, and for a day or two after a trip. If a tick is found not attached to ~he skin, brush it off and kill it. The mouth parts of the tick are arranged with rows of barbs pointing baek- ward. Once attached, it sucks blood and is difficult to remove. Turpen- tine, chlorGfurm, or heat may make the tick 'withdraw voluntarily, bu~ available, gently pull the tick up until the skirt forms a tiny "tent," snip off the tent with sharp scissors so that no part of ~he tick remains imbedded, and swab the srnati wound with antiseptic. Any- 9he who lias had a tick attached to his skin should remain under his fam- ily doctor's observation for a week, after whieh the danger of infection " Malay deer are ~d~n [dtely on the[is past. - ~aalroad tracks in Royal Cvorge a~ove[. ' . , .~- ' .... Solids. At least 75 are s~ewn alongI l~rUSlt l,~alace the Gorge, and a half dozen have [ Saturday, M~adance wiI1 be been run over by the engines, four[ given at atheRugse'fl Springs hall, being killed at one time. I Good music and veerybody invited,