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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. n VOLUME XLIX RED CROSS DRIVE Those With a Kindly Heart Gave Freely to the Timely Needs of the Distressed. (By Dr. I. L. G0tthelf) "~l'is nobler to give than to re- ceive." The Red Cross .drive is al~out over Saguache citizens have done nobly. To date 95 have subscribed to the fund, half of which remains here at home for our needs. All have not been solicited and the opportunity still is open to relieve your heart of a dollar you surely will not miss. We do not have to classify as charity all that we give. Many would greatly resent the implication that their wealth, their health and happiness are in reality charity. The charity of natural endowment or heritage, "Many are called but few are chosen." If you are endowed with a strong healthy body, a keen "discern- mg menta|ity, and a kindly, heart, you are the recipient o lifeTs most cherished gifts. But---"Live not for yourselves alone, lest the needs you will not pity shall one day be your own." We are each an integral part in life's great social complex. We each have obligations and duties that we can not afford to ignore. We can not afford to become a parasite. a hanger-on, living only at the ex- pense and service of others. Our community, our state, and our na- tion will be only as good or as bad as we, it's citizens, who compose it, choose to make it. We each form a link in the great civilian chain. Let us ask ourselves: are we forging our links as they should be? Or are we neglecting a part of their circum- ferential continuity. Happiness comes from within, not from without. We are only responsible for our acts, we need not try to gage our gifts 6r duties by what the other fellow does. No man is good enough to be anothVer man's keeper. No community or state has the prerogative to dictate the morals, the political creed, or the religion of another. But each one is obligated to do his part ac- cording to his ability and his means. Thanksgiving is past and with all our hard luck and wailing we still had much to be thankful for. Many would not know we were in the throes of an economic depression ff they did not read the papers or tune in on the radio. So, I quote the famous Finley roost, If ydu don't like it. don't read it, Which I know you will. "Here's to all good fellows in this world and the next, I drink a toast to you tonight-- Goodfellowship's my text. Not the fellow that takes your hand in an idling hour you know; Not the fellow that slaps your back as long as the highballs flow; But the fellow that speaks a kindly word when the world is running wrong; The fellow that grips your~hand like Hell---and tells you life's a song. What if you know the sucker lies? What if he knows it too? There are times in life when the friend that lies, Is the only friend that's true. Cavil and rant :ye prudes who will, of the evils of wine and gin. But somehow the real trae feelings we feel, leak out when the wine leaks in. ~The fool is a fool and the cad is a cad, whichever he wills to be; But the man that's a man won't for- get he's a man, the hen out on a hell of a spree. So drink to this toast from your hearts, my friends, from a heart tea heart let itrun; Here's to good fellows all over the world--their health, good cheer and light hearts, every one." Here's to the good fellows, the ones that give; the ones that can ray goodbye to a ~oor old dollar, and feel sure it will some day return. Following_is a list-of those who ~h~t~e so far~'-'~bntrlbuted: Dr. O. P. Shippey, Mrs. J. B. Hall, Mrs. William Feller~, W. L. Ham- ~ond. C. It. Hunter, A. Van" Hofte~ G. H. Curtis, Ray Madison, Walton Ridgewjy, Frank C. Boatman. Orv al K. Martin, Florence Williar~ Emma ~ilk, Gee. W.= Hazard, Saguache Hotel, Miss Candelaria Chavez, Mrs. G. C. Rominger, Mrs. M. E. Staples, C. W. Ogden, Mrs. Gee. W. Woodard, Mrs. M. J, Woodard, Jack Belmard, L. P. Hammond, W. O. Hammond, Mrs. Carl Marold. Mabel SCHOOL NOTES Everyone is back to school after four days of vacation and are ready to take up school work once again. The boys who attended the Y. M. C. A. meeting in Colorado Springs, report a wonderful time. The report cards were given out last Wednesday. Many realize it is necessary to bring up their grade before the first semester is ended. Martha Mosher, Florence ~hella- barfer, Patsy Fennell and Lois Og- den gave a short musical program Wednesday afternoon. The Juniors are memorizing part of "Thanatopsis," by William Cullen Bryant. The Senior class play, "Alias the Deacon," will be presented Friday evening, December 19th, at the High School auditorium. This play has just been published a short time and has enjoyed immediate success. The first semester Kansas Tests will be given Wednesday, December 10th. JUDGE PALMER TAKES OFFICE DECEMBER 8 Attorney John I. Palmer, judge elect of the twelfth judicial district of Colorado, comprising Alamosa, Conejos, Costflla,, Mineral, Rio Grands and Saguache counties, has announced that he plans to assume his new judicial duties December 8, at a special session of the Alamosa division. He was elected on the Re- publican ticket at the recent election, both for the unexpired term and the regular six-year term, defeating Judge Albert L. Moses. Democrat, appointed in September by Gover- ~or Adams, to succeed Judge Jesse . Wiley, following the death of the latter, Sept. 4. Neither of the candidates sought the "short" term, which lasts only from Dec. 8 to Jan. 10, but the names of both were written in by voters, with the majority for the Sa- guache lawyer. It was the announc- ed original intention of Attorfey Palmer not to qualify for the brief period of a month but he was later prevailed upon by Judge Moses to relieve him of his judicial duties as soon as possible that he might, re- turn to his private practice. SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE Saturday, Dee. 6, we will all be merry again. Loreen and her fan- otis orchestra will be here. With them you will have a chance to help entertain new guests from the sev- eral towns from the lower end of the valley. A number have respond, ed to the call already. We want all outsiders to come and make them- selves at home. AN OLD FASHIONED Ti:IANKSGIVING DINNER Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Johnson, at the Eureka Hotel, gave an old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday to the following guests: Chas, Awalt and family of Mineral Hot Springs. J. F. De Vinna of Moffat; J. W. DiN ley and family, of Del Notre; also the families of Pe~r Hansor~ and J. A. Dudley of Saguaehe. They enjoy- ed an old Kentucky treat. Mrs. Ray Woodard, J. H. Rodeman, J. I. Palmer, J. C. Freedle, Gee. E. Burch, Carl Mareld, E. R. Mosber, A. W. Dawson, Dan Fellers, Robert R., Tarbell, Home~ Holland, Gross Garage, Joe R. Tortes, Nick Fuson, E. B. Noland, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Gotthelf, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Gott- hell, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Gotthelf, Elmer Walker, W. M. Slane, L. N. Slonecker, Fred C~rtis, Ed Paul, Miss Mildred Huff, Sidney Hall, F. E. Callahan, Mr. and Mrs. R, E. Shellabarger, Mrs. Tilly Means, W. E. Whitten, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Boyd, Mr. and Mrs, W. L. Ward, Miss A. Christy,, " Sirens Bricken, Drucilla O'Neil, Mrs. Emma Ashley, J. W. Alexander, James l~by, A. C. Davey, L. C. Noland, W. J. Werner, H. Leo Welton, August Johnson, C. H. Means, Mrs. C. H. Means, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jordan. Esta Fuson, Alice J. Rominger, Herbert l~azard, B. J~ Hazard, Misses R. Maurice Combs, Myrtle Wiili~ms, Georgia Campton, W. E. Horn, Mr. and Mrs. James Slane, Mrs Gee.. W. Hazard, Misses Marie Smelser, Katherine N. Smith, Gale C. Smith, Bessie Corlett, Redheadp iKate Newcomb, Leo~a Sehiffner. SAGUACHE, COLORADO, THURSDAYw DEC. 4, 1930 Sat. and Sun.--"The Grip of the Yukon." Mrs. E. G. Gotthelf entertained the Tuesday Bridge club this week~ The Wednesday Luncheon club met with Mrs. Walton Ridgeway this week. Mr. Eli Weddington of Bonanza, was a business caller in Saguache last week. Miss Grace Shippey spent Tha,~ks- giving holidays with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. O. P. Shippe~,. The Mesdames Augus*~ Johnson, Alice Rominger and Ellentine Rynn. were Monte Vista shoppers last Wed- nesday. Mr." and Mrs. Tom Ashlgy returned from a month's visit in Tulsa. Okla., and Florida, last week, and report a nice trip. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Means and daughter spent Thanksgiving with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Strafer, in Crestone. Harold Williams came over from Fort Collins to spend Thanksgiving with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eu- gene Williams. Miss Kate Newcomb spent Thanks- giving holidays with her brothe= and family, Mr. and . Mrs. Ed Newcomb, in Monte Vista. Mrs. J. S. Nease and daughters. Theima and Kathleen of Salida, were house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Coombs last week. The Mesdames George and Melvin Woodard, Carl Marold, W. O. Ham- mond and Charlotte McEntyre spent Tuesday in Alamosa. Jake Seibert, that congenial pota- ~o king in the Monte Vista district, spent Saturday afternoon in Sa- guache visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. Walton Ridgeway and Mrs. Frank Means attended a musical at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Cochems in Salida last Fl~day eve. John Crooks, one of the members of the State Biological Survey, was in Saguache last Friday. John claims this last fall's hunt brot in 35 bear. Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Rominger and son, Dickie, drove to Salida Sunday. Dickie was on his way ~o Denver to assume his studies at. the Colorado Training School. Mr. and Mrs~--Glen Hunt arrived in Saguache from Shelby, Montana, last week and are now It, cared at the Eureka Hotel. Mr. Hunt is employ- ed in the Russell Garage, Mr. and Mrs. Walton R:'dg,~way en- tertained the Tuesday Evening Din- ner club last week. Mr. a~d Mr~ E. B. Noland and Mrs. Bess Sherman were guests of the club, Mrs. Alice Rominger will enter- rain the Saguache Womans club Fri- day afternoon. Mrs. Perry Cam~ bell and Mrs. J. C. Freedle have charge of the program for the after- non. Mrs. Alice Rominger had f3r her house guests the Misses Katherine Smyth, Gale Smyth, Myrtle Williams and Marie Smeltzer. Saturday Mrs. Rominger took her guests to Monte Vista to the picture show. Mrs. William Feller's sons. Dan and Stanford, Mr. Jack Kern, Ruby Faine and Leo Welton will leave for Denver Sunday, where Mr. Kern, Ruby Falne and Dan Fellers will take the bus to New York City. Dan will enter college there. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Curtis had for their Thanksgiving gaests: Mr. and Mrs. Gee Curtis, Mrs. J. N Coleman, and Mrs. Casey of Moffat: Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis and son, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Curtis and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cochrane and son. Mr. and Mrs~ Mel Woodard enter- tained last Thanksgivin~ at dinner, their children, Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Coleman and their two sons. from La Junta; Mr. and Mrs. Gee. Woodard, Grandma Woodard, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woodard and family, Mr. and Mrs. ~Bob Burnham from Center; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Msrold, Oscar l~rold, Horace, Gordon and Dorothy Mar- 'old, twenty-four in number inelnd- ,ing the host and hostuL , , , ,, ,, , , ,, , , t Mrs. "Charles Reed of Moffat, "" - R sION vS. shopping in Saguache Wednesday. About time to mention the mun- icipal Christmas tree. Who is going to pass the hat? Carl Johnson is butchering 20 fat hogs, taken off the pea field which weigh from 125 to 300 pounds. Mrs. Florence Williams, Loots Sehiffner, Edith and Ruth Jones motored to Monte to the movies Sun- day. Mr. and Mrs. Tarbell, sons Wayne and Billie, entertained Ralph Wil- liams to a turkey dinner Monday eve- ning. Mrs. J. N. Coleman and Mrs. Casey of Moffat, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gee. Curtis for Thanks- giving holidays. Hiram Henderson of Crestone. an old prospector and county charge, died Monday. He was buried at Crestone Tuesday. Last week Bill Smith and his crew of miners brot down from the Klon- dyke a bag of fine ore which Bill is getting an assay of by Dr. S. W. Kortright of Bonanza. Leonard Marshall is back from his southern trip to spend the winter in the sunny San Luis Valley. The at- mosphere seems more healthful here than the lower climate. Rev. Harry S. Kennedy "will hold the usuai services in the Episcopal church on Wednesday evening, De- cember 10th, and Thursday morning, De~ember 11th.. Mr. and Mrs. William Fellers were delightful hosts at a very elaborate Thanksgiving dinner. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Perryy Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Metms and family and Mr. Jack Kern and Ruby Faine of New York. Dalf Garcia is confined in the hos- pital at' Fort Lyons, Colo. Dalf writes Nick Fuson "the doctors gave me an awful going over, took eight X-ray pictures from toes to my head, do you suppose, Nick, they will make that many operations?" Pete Solomon, who was on the police force in Saguache for a num'[ bet of years, and son, Earl, who re-' signed as local manager of the Pub-1 lie Service Company the first of, November, were in Saguache last' week, Saturday and Sunday. They~ are interested in mining and also have a smelter near Durango. "TWO DAYS TO MARRY" The Ladies Aid of Saguaehe are having a play at the High School, "Two Days to Marry," Friday, Dec. 5th. Admission 25 and 35 cents. Everyone come. SHALL WE HAVE A CLOSED SEASON? Chief Forester C. B. Mack, head- quarters in Salida, called on our sheep and cattle men Saturday. His remaining time was taken up with the iocal sports in regard to the trout streams near Saguache. whether ad- visable to close certain streams for a two-year period. MASKED BALL A SUCCESS The masked ball Thanksgiving eve was a grand success in every partic- ular,` as we can strongly announce. Young people came ,for over 50 miles to dance and enjoy a merry erow~[ at the Ogden Hall in Saguacl:e. First prize was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. James Dilley. second prize to Miss. Josephine Chavez and Fred Woodson. The most comic to Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Dilley. Judges, Mrs. Fred Curtis, Carl Marold and George Curtis. LOUIS LOCKETT DIED Louis LocketS, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lem Lockets of Sa- guache, died at the Santa Fe hospital. , On receiving the message Monday of his death, Mr. and Mrs. Lockets started at once for Santa Fe, New Mexico. Son Harold and wife, daughter Nellie and son Herschel. left Tuesday morning by auto to be there in time for the funeral Wed- nesday. Obituary will appear in the Crescent next week. ~l~OR SALE---A marble top counter Inquire at the Crescent office, NUMBER 49 [THAT DELINQ - THE INDIVIDUALI OM man Depression has been felt nationally, and we have been accus- tomed to thinking of the depression in terms of the nation, the state, the county and the community. ' But have we ever brought both cause and effect right down to our individual selves? Hearing from 'word of mouth about "hard times" have we not thereby made the situation an alibi or an excuse for our own condition of lassitude? True, all depressions are psychological, but they have a material cause and can be relieved and cured by material means, backed by a proper mental attitude. There has been entirely too much talk of hard times, too much living of hard times, too much spending or, lack of spending. One man hears ~rom another how hard times are. The result is that he goes back to his store and lets his stocks become depleted. He does not take the in- terest he formerly did because he has fallen into the state of mind that makes matters worse. He cancels his advertising budget, keeps daugh- ter out of college and starts suffering with the rest. Likewise the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker suffer and the whole country feels what is called a "depression. We admit there is much we can not answer about the causes of un- employment. We do not know whether it is the tariff, the foreign trade, the stock market, crime, or over-production of peanuts. But we do know that this community of Sa- guache can do something right now to help bring back good times. That something is individual effort. It will always knock out old man De- pression in the first round~ We can pep uu. look up, cheer up, and PAY up. We can go ~o limits of which we never have dreamed if we will do it. We can make Saguaehe a "white spot" of the universe if we will only make it that. We can start out on the proposi- tion that our country and commun- ity are at peace. That we are in reasonable health. That we are happy, moral, friendly and co-oper- ative. That there is plenty to eat and wear in the country if such com- modities are properly distributed. That we have within ourselves, in- dividually, the interest, enthusiasm, willingness and the brains to get along nicely if we will but do it and not fall a victim to the sirens of de- pression that inveigle us into the arms of commercial languor. Much of national and local pros- perity can be attributed to individual effort. FILL YOUR ADVERTISING SPACE WITH BRAINS Some people seem to think that newspaper spac~ doesn't amount to much until they try to btty it. Then they find out that publicity is a val- uable thing. There is one caution which we can urge on all who intend to indulge in the dtslre to come out in print. That is: "Don't buy more space than you can fill with brains." There is a certain "dra4~" to well- directed camlmlgning in the press which the uninitiated will never realize. The man who thinks that he is donating to charity when he in- serts an ad in the community weekly, is due for a great surprise, some time, somewhere. He will go on stating that John Smith sells pickles and shoe laces until some wlde-awake competitor lets out the secret that he sells pick. los and shoe laces cheaper than John Smith does. , The minute this appear*, all of John Smith's charity to kingdom come. W~en yOU buy advertising space, you are buying a valuable thing. You are buying an audience with the public. If you fill your opportunity with commonplace and verlml trash~ you cannot blame the public ~or not being attracted to your place of busi- ness. You have your chance through the public press of reachinf the tldng you are after---the ultimate dollar, nickel and penny in the pocket of the pub- llc. If you don't get it, it is beeattse you do not fill you buy with brains.~Puehio Star-Journal. Sat. and Sun.--"The Grip of the Yukon." Crescent ads get you results TAX LIST The Two Saguache County Newspa- pers Have Started An ~idtation Among the Taxpayers The Crescent has refrained for many years in criticlsing "the heads of our County and City administra- tion. ~Live in Peace," has always been our motto. Our subscribers have a right to be informed thru its columns of any neglect as to the performance of any officer or mem- ber of such boards who control the spending of the taxpayer's money. In our issue of the 20th we pub- lished a communication from the Field Manager of the Colorado Press Association~ in which he claimed "the delinquent tax list must be published each year." John Wehrle. publisher of the Post-Dispatch at Center, Saguache County, took the matter up and gave the Post-Dispatch readers the exact law as taken from the statute books. We close this little article on ac- count of lack of space and say: "Law and taxpayers be d~ned!" PATRONIZE SAGUACHE HOME STORE Walton Ridgeway, manager of the F. Ridgeway & Son store is taking the right method in keeping the trade in Saguache where it rightly belongs. Mr. Ridgeway has a large display ad on one of the pages of the Crescent which will pay the readers to notice and the low prices on groceries which he has to offer. Note a few articles on the list which are equal and lower than you find in the chain stores' weekly programs. Patronize your home store. ROLL BUYS INTEREST IN BOXING ASSOCIATION Our local sportsman, Roll Means, believing that the Monte Vista arm- ory is the only practical building and properly located in the Valley to pull off the pugilistic and athletic sports for the big events which he has always been interested in, pur, chased this week, Tuesday, the ]Ialf interest of the San Luis Valley Box- ing Association of H. F. Jones, pub- lishtr of the Del NorSe Prospector. Mr. Means informs us that the first boxing contest under the new man- agement will take place, Tuesday, Dec. 16. January 16th, the amature tournament for the valley. Jute Lawrence came in contact with an auto loaded with coal, head- ed for Saguache Mon'day. Both cars met at a sharp turn in the road on the Cochetopa pass. Fenders on the cars were stripped and Jute's radi- ator was damaged to the extent of the purchase price of a new one. It is rumored that the Saguache County workmen may be paid in warrants during 1931. Oh, Gosh! HE SAID IT--BUT NOT SO We frequently hear people say, "they don't make knives like that any more," or that this old tool is better than those made today. As a matter of fact present day facilities produce better tools, better fahries, better ears, be~ter automobile tires, than were made even 20 years ago. The automobile tire is an examt)le. Twenty years ago or even ten years ago, 3000 miles was considered good mileage for a tire. Nowadays 25,000 miles may be secured from a tire. PRINTER .-~K~CTOR FOR BID ON OPERATION "It seems that a printer some- where down in Texas got slightly peeved at a letter from a docfcr who wanted bids on several thousand letterheads and statements, differen~ sizes, different grades of paper and printed in various colors, with the request that the forms be kept stand- ing for possible reprint orders," ran a s,ory in Forbes Magazine. "So Mr. Printer diagnosed the case carefully and answered some- thing in this manner: 'Am in the market for bids on one ol~em~i)n for appendicitis--one, two and five inch incision, with and without nur-~. If appendix is found to be sound, want quotations to include putOug seine back and cancelling order. If re- moved, ~uccessfizl bidder is expected to hold incision open for about sixty days, as I expect t~ l~e in *.he market tfor an operation for gallstones at that time and want to save th~ cost of cutting."