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THURSDAY UGUST S, 1943 THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT, SAGUACHE, COLORADO Saguache Crescent 5AGUACHE, COLORADO (0nly Paper Published in County Seat) MRS. MARY OGDEN, Publisher. MRS. R. I. COOMBS, Editress. Published every Thursday at Sag- uacho, Colorado, the county seat of Saguagho County, in the famous San Luis valley of Colorado. Entered as second class matter a the Sasuacho Postoffico under the Act Of Congress March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Six Months .............. $ 1.00 One Year ................ 2.00 Invariably in Advance ADVERTISING RATES One inch, per insertion $ .25 Transient advertising, per inch .35 Locals, per line, per insertion .10 Professional cards, per insertion .25 EXPIRATIONS The label or wrapper of the paper shows the date your subscription expires. When payment is made the reeaipt of your paper and the change in date of expiration are sufficient notification of renewal. If date on label or wrapper is not changed within three weeks after remitting, please inform us at once. If you do not receive the Crescent regul- arly, kindly advise this office. "ME THINKS" SAYS SAGEBRUSH ANNIE Thundering--thundering hordes Sweep across the sands; Gathering barbaric rules Of all the pagan lands. Thunder--thundering tanks Lumbering through the day And alien life beneath them Is battered to decay. Thundering--thundering planes Blotting out the sky. To drop their deadly burdens Causing men to die. Thundering--thundering guns Spray their lethel steel Until men are rendered mute And can no longer feel. Thundering--thundering feet Tramp the earth to death; And blood and rotting flesh Polute man's breath. Thundering--thunderlng hordes Cry out the awful wrong; War's a hateful creeping thing, A monster cruel and strong. Thundering--thundering hordes Pain ridden in their fear; Hungry, hopeless, pleading-- Death hovering ever near. Thundering--thunderlng hordes-- Finland, Poland, Greece-- ,arth's multitudes are praying For wisdom, and release. , --Helen Ashley Anderson. Carelessly used matches are a Form Of Sahotagep Be Sure You Don't Start a Forest Fire. MICKIE SAYS-- A4UO/-/ DOES" -rlE "%' cX./T.c'/DE ,cAPER  KEP OU. "rObV Oh/ 71-1E WIAPP A/OTi-IIA/ / 17" 15" 77YIAI( TO PUT" OUR TOWA/ OGT" O' 81ZA/t!S" 8Y DRAWA / "77AIE "7"0  ..r'O,ES" ........ Ill I Continued from Page I want him to sell it on any legitimate market and I feel that if he sells it UNDER THE to someone off his own farm, he is conducting a legitimate market. If glF1tTN rm13 aman can not sell a bushel of corn LAFIIUL HUIYlB to his neighbor or to anyone else and sell it out of his own corn crib at what price the two agree upon, revenue thus raised over to the things have certainly come to a pretty schools to be used in teaching tem- pass in America." perance to the children. In Mis-! Governor Vivian went on record souri private citizens were given the right to police places where liquor is sold. EASING DISTRESS OF SMALL MERCHANTS-- Three states took action last win- ter to ease the distress of the small merchants within their borders. They were New Hampshire, Minnesota and North Carolina. In each of the states the assessors are allowed to reduce the valuation of their proper- ty in accordance with the losses they have sustained., Thus taxes are saved. North Carolina allows her assessors to value for taxation purposes as low as fi;ce percent. WHY THE MARKET DROPPED-- We noticed that the Chicago and New York markets dropped the day after Mussolini had been ousted from authority in Italy. We could not understand it, so we asked one of the best financial men in the city. He said that at the present time the country is in high gear manufactur- ing war products. That if Italy gets out of the war there will be less need for production and there will be fewer poeple working at such high salaries, with the result that there will not be as much money to spend. That wars always bring better times while they are on but generally they are followed by a depression. That the stock market is very much im- pressed with any thing that changes the flow of trade. That the fact that Italy might get out of the war and thus stop that much manufactur- mg prosperity had the effect of causing the markets to drop. If that theory is correct those two markets are liable to drop to China if the entire war were to stop over- night. RECLAMATION ASSOCIATION-- CONVENTION-- The annual convention of the Na- tional Reclamation Association will be held in Denver Oct. 27th, 28th and 29th. The board of directors will meet two days in advance of the convention Oct, 25th and 26th. The general discussion of the con- vention will be on food. It is ex- pected that the convention will go on record as favoring the immediate completion of all of the reclamation projects now under way in the west in order that more acreage may be brought under cultivation and thus help the food situation. Flood control will also be discus- sed. The association embraces all of the arid states of the west. GOOD NEWS FOR COLORADO--- In this connection it is well to note that the production board has approv- ed the priorities' for the Big Thomp- son project. Work on that enterprise is expected to start again within the next three weeks. The irrigation features of the project will be completed as fast as possible. Those in charge say that water will be flowing over the acre- age to be irrigated within the year. They say that the increased food crop that can be raised because of the completion of the project will amount to millions of dollars an- nually. ., THE TRUCKING SITUATION-- At this writing there is a dispute between the truckers and Highway Engineer Vail over charges that Vail wants to collect for over weights Recently Vail issued a circular list-I ing charges that would be made on I over loads. Some of the truckers I have refused to pay the extra charges, l Others have paid them. The great- I est complaint comes from the truck- I i ers who haul gasoline. They threat- t en to stop the movement ofthat pro-I duct altogether. Both Vail and the truckers claim the federal govern- sent is backing them. Gay. Vivian is inclined to stand back of Vail. A conference with federal govern- ment people will probably be held to settle the matter. RAISE ALL CROPS THEY CAN-- "I want every farmer in Colorado to raise all of the crops he can in 1944 and to sell them on a ligiti- mate market, whether the ederal government likes it or not. I do not war/t any farmer to allow the gov- ernment to tell him what he can raise, or how much he can raise. I want every farmer to raise what he pleases. When he gets it raised I t News items are always appreciad. I the other morning as being against price ceilings and against the control of the amount of agricultural pro- ducts any one can raise. He advises the farmers of Colorado to go ahead and raise as much as they please, of what they please and sell it for what they wish and let the federal government see what it can do about it. The governor took his position af- ter the sugar beet growers of the west had sent him copy of resolutions they'had adopted condemning the government for limiting the amount of beets they could produce this year. COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS The Board of County Commis- sloners met in regular session on Tuesday, July 6, 1943, with the fol- lowing members present. Earle E. Wilson, Chairman, Gee. H. Curtis, Corhmissioners, W. E. Gardner, Commissioner, Robt. R. Tarbell, County Attorney, W. E. Whitten, Clerk of the Board. Bills against the County and Pub- lic Welfare funds were presented and approved, as shown by the War- rant Register. The County Treasurer's semi-an- nual report was presented and exam- ined. No further business appearing, the meeting was adjourned until Wed- nesday, July 7, 1943. Second day--July Session The Board of County Commsslon - ers re-convened in regular session on Wednesday, July 7, 1943, with all members of the first day's session present. Bills against the County and Pub- lic Welfare funds were presented and approved, as shown by the War- rant Register. The County Treasurer is author- ized to accept the sum of One Hun- dred dollars, plus $1.00 Assignment fee, for Tax Sale Certificate No. 447; Sale of 1931, for tax of 1930, with all subsequent taxes endorsed there- on, covering all of Block 2, Gilbveath's Addition; Lots 13 to 24, Block 7; Lots 13 to 24, Block 8; Lots 11 and 12, Block 8, Lots 1 to 15, and 18 to 24, Block 5; Lots 5 to 12, Block 1, and Lots 7 to 12, Block 6, all in Gilbreath's Addition; Lot 1, Block 32, Sims and Benjamin's Subdivision, town of Center, and Public Land Improvements, SE%, Section 31, Township 42, N., Range: 8, E N. M. M. No further business appearing, the meeting was adjourned until Tues- day, August 3, 1943, unless a prior meeting is deemed necessary by the Chairman. EARLE E.WILSON, Attest: Chairman. W. E. WHITTEN, Clerk of the Board. W/ill BHNIIS Free the Seas Before we win the final battle with Hitler's Nazis all navy men are agreed we must win the battle of the Atlantic; that is to free the sea lanes of the German U-boats. ! A year ago we were building 54 cruisers and nearly 200 destroy- ers or just about enough for a two ocean navy. Now-we have come to realize that this war is to the finish, "winner take all," and our Government is building a five ocean navy That is why ve are being asked to increase our subscriptions for War Bonds. That is why we must do it. u. S. Treasury Departmen# IH1 BUY UNITED STATE S S AND ,STAMPS MOFFAT (Last Week) Mr. and Mrs. Otto Roetker and Mrs. John Brooks left last week ior California to visit their son and brother, Roy Roetker and Mrs. Brooks husband, John Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jackson and son returned home from Ralco, Kan- sas last Thursday. Mr. Jackson help- ed with the wheat harvest there. He reports the wheat crop not as good as last year. The regular meeting the Moffat Women's club met with Mrs. Eugene / Jackson Wednesday July 28th. Thd 1 year book committee, Mrs. Edmund Miles, Mrs. Cecil Bradley and Mrs. C. M. Ellis have the new program ready to hand out. Mrs. J. B. Norwood will give the paper and Mrs. Eugene Jack- son the Highlights from the S. F. W. C. magazine. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gierisch and children were Saguache visitors Saturday. Several Moffat people were Ala- mesa visitors Saturday. Otis Albert drove the road truck the latter part of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jackson en- tertained Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gierisch and children and W. G. Kugler at Sunday dinner. Larry Mitchell has been on the sick list. Jeannette AlBert from Pueblo spent the week-end with home folk return- ing to Pueblo Monday P. M. Mrs. Cecil Bradley and chiidren have gone to join their husband and father in Oregon. Mrs. E. G. Hall and Doris were Alamosa and Center callers Satur- day. Ed Jackson and C. E. Biggs along with several Mirage men rushed with Ranger Gierisch to a fire reported on Cotton Creek. It seems a light- ening had caused the fire Monday afternoon. The men put the fire out and returned home Tuesday morning. Mrs. S. A. Peterson and her son, Nelson, of the Mirage district, were in town Tuesday. (This week) Joe Rood returned home Saturday evening after spending several weeks in Kansas helping with th wheat harvest there. Florence Woodman came home Sunday evening from Gunnison where she has been attending sum- mer school. She has" moved into one of the Kugler apartments. Charles Albert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Albert has the Whooping cough. Larry Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mitchell also has the whoop- ing cough. Mitchell and K. Biggs have moved their haying equipment to the Linger ranch. V. Biggs is haying on the Grant and Harry Bunker is on the Wales. W. G. Kugler was pleasantly sur- prised Friday evening when a group of friends gathered at the Eugene Jackson home to wish him a happy birthday. Mrs. L. J. Campbell and children and Mrs. Ace Barrier and Betty Lou were Alamosa visitors Monday. The regular meeting of the Mof- fat Woman's club met on Wednes- day July 28, at the home of Mrs. Eugene Jackson. Eight members were Present with Mrs. Burt Clarke an associate member from Hooper Mrs. Grace Lewellyn and Mrs. Ralph Shellabarger as guests. A review of the GFWC magazine was given by Mrs. Ed Jackson and new committees were named. We are now ready to settle down for another year o work. Miss Mary DeVinna was voted as an honorary member of the club. Miss DeVinna was one of the Charter members of our club. She is one of the eight Charter members who are still in our club. Mrs. Ralph Gierish and children and Mrs. Russell Biggs and daughter were Alamosa visitors Tuesday. They had the children vaccinated for whooping cough. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Albert, C. M. Ellis and his sister, Mrs. Kelly, drove to Crestone Sunday. The men fish- ed on Crestone creek bTinging home a nice catch. Mrs. Bert Clarke, Johnnie, Ray and Berta Lou and Mrs. Lewellyn from Hooper were dinner guests in the Eugene Jackson home Wednes- day. CHURCH NOTES SAGUACHE COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School at 10:00 a. m., as usual. Because your pastor has to be at Pinecrest Institute there will be no preaching at either Saguache or Moffat. Robert C. Enyart, Pastor WITH THE COLORS-- Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jackson re- ceived a letter from their son, Corp. Hugo Jackson  this week from North Africa. The letter was written on June 22nd. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Roetker writes from California that their son, Ray, who has been stationecl at Camp Penalton, has been shipped to parts unknown. Howard Platz who has been in North Africa is now in Sicily. BUY DEFENSE BONDS PILGRIM CHURCH NOTES Sunday School I0:00 A. M. Morning Worship II :00 A. M. Young People's Society 7:15 P. M. Evening Worship 8:00 P. M. Prayer Meet.-Wed. 8:00 P. M. Everyone Welcome ! Don Bogart, Pastor. Food is so scarce in China that is not rationed among civilians. .,, U.S.WAR BONDS I , EOI).OE WASHINGTON, HAVIN WON THE WAll OF LISFIATION rETUD.NED TQ PEACEFUL PUISUITS O HIS VIIOIN/A ESTATE. AHONO HIS HOST CHEIISHED HOBBLES WEIE HOP3E. BP.EEPlNO ANP B2EWINO BEER. HIS OP.IOINAL P.ECIPE FOP. BEE, IN HI; OWN HANDWRIT/NC%IS NON IN THE POSSESSION OF THE NEW yOP.K CiTy PU,UC UBP.AP-y. BEFOD.E EOBEI).T FULTON' FI.IIST STEAHI)OAT, THE" C LEP.MO. Y;"-.cTATt'D TO IIOVE UPSTREAM ON HE HUO;ON PJVEI, AN ASTOUNDED POPULACE LINED THE SHOP.ES.CONVINCED THE" 50AT WOU NEVE MOVE. THE CLEONT" RE.ACHED ALBAN IN 51 HOUP.S ATRIp ]HAT CHANOED WOgD HISTOP-Y COHpLETELy. [ :i/ ADMIiAL DEWEy ACHIEVED ONE OF THE P..EATESI" FEATS OF U.NAVAL H[STOP-y WHEN IN "IIE SPANISH WAD- lie STEAHED UNPE"P COVED. OF llE NIOHT INTO HEAVILy FoILrT/FIED MANILA BAV AND SANK THE SPANISH FLEET WITHOUT THE LOSS OF A NAN 02. AS,P. fl l She Is Helping to Win the War he is one of5647 operators of the Mountain States Company who speed the calls of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the calls of industry and of home defense agencies--- in this arsenal and training ground of Victory in our mountain states. The telephone operator, like workers in gun factories, shipyards, and munitions plants, wears no uniform. But, like them she has the satisfac- tion which comes from contributing to that greatest objective of all of us--winning the war. And by her side are 1737 other telephone women in the nmuntain states--clerks, typists, cashiers, service representatives and 3337 men-- all serving their country faithfully at their battle . stations. @ The Mountain States Telephone & T elegrap