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0 d Lt 'e ',e ? 'e d 'e ,.a --'4 I VOLUME L i _ i SAGUACHE CRESCENT. .... .:*, i '  : , SAGUACHE, COLORADO THURSDAY DEC. 17, 1931 NUMBER 51 HAWKINS THE OUTLAW HERE Center Bank Bandit in Saguache Jr:l, Daughter and Sister Visit Him William Hawkins, the Center bak bandit was taken from the Mon::e Vista hospital last week and placed in the Saguache county jail where ;.e will be held until the next term of court. The Model A Ford sedan which was used by the Center bank robber, wls claimed Sunday, Dec. 6 by the owner Louis Bigot of Louisville, Kentucky. Hawkins, who was shot in the lg by constable Mees of Center, woe taken to the Monte Vista hospital where he had his right leg amputat- ed just above the knee. Mr. Bigot had a photo of Hawkin who he says has served a term in he ()kiaboma penitentiary and who is also wanted in Louisville for a recent bank robbery. A daughter, sister and lady friend of Louisville, came to Monte Vista and visited him before taken to the Saguache jail. The owner of the carr stated hat it was stolen in Louisville on the ight of October 20th. That it had just been purchased by him and ad been run about 800 miles, that he had no insurance on the car. When recovered the car had a mileage of about 12,000 miles, and appears tJ have been turned over in an accident. The Indiana license evidently had been stollen. TIMES ARE AWFUL HAPD IN ALAMOSA (So the Alamosa Co'urier Says) ttearing so much about hard times throught the country, C. L. Dynes, secretary of the chamber of com- merce here, decided that the subject, like the weather and taxes, was of enough public interest to warran ome investigation. His finding pr:)ve that times really are hard in Aiamosa, and he wrote the following sLory about them: "We are having hard times in A!a- mesa. The streets are full of auto. :aobiles going, as Will Rogers says, nowhet-e in particular but in a big hurry to get there. Times are so imrd it i.- difficult to find parking spaces. We have only about one car to every three persons in the state. iI times were not so hard we could eacil have an automobile, perhaps two or three. Times ARE hard. "W are right up against it. Jus.  before the present cold spell we saw a girl so hard up she did not haw' silk stockings, and rather than wear rayon she wore none at all. Times ARE hard. Cigarette consumptiol in Le state increased only a few mil- lion packages last year, wherea every ne knows the consumption hou!d have icreased twice that much an,l it would have if times had not betn so hard. Times ARE hard. We are able to obt:il a seat at the movie theater afh.r waiting only 20 minutes whe by dights we should have to wait at least an hour. The drug stores will ge along without having to install two extra fountains this summer! ki=h shows how hard times reall:, , are; but an extra show-case for lip- stick, two extra racks for magazines :*nd a lunch counter with equipmen* cut into the druggist's earings and ade him realize how hard times are. Yes, times ARE hard. The groceL'- ca,, hardly sell flour, grit, meal or bacon; it takes all his time to sell can,ed soup, canned meats and even canned "apple sauce." The dry good m(rchants .are crying because their boli of ginghams, muslins and den ires remain on the shelves while the clerks waste'all their time selling uch ;hings as silk and rayon. The ha.,d-,,are stores have no demand fur Pl,:ws, wagons, wire fencing or no:is but I .annot supply the demand f': radius, electric perculators, vacuum cleaners, power trucks, hunting and fihing equipment and kindred goods. Yea, verily, times ARE hard. County Clerk John Seyfried and deputy Nick Fuson, have opened of rice et Center this week in order t) take care of the auto licenses. John took nick along to entertain. Miss Velma Hrn is assisting Will Ham- Vaond at the local office. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cutler made a business call Saturday. n nl ul , , nn ,m , n n,,, HIGH SCHOOL NOTES The Seniors' are working hard on their play, "Big Time", which is to be given Wednesday evening, December 23. "Big Time" is a realistic play of school days, and consists of sever- al special acts woven about a central plot. This makes it possible to use all of the nineteen members of the Senior class in the play. The Junior class will present a Christmas song service in assembly Friday, December 18. Skiing i a very popular sport among the High school students now. Perry Hazard is back in school after a two weeks absence on ac- cu,,t of sickness. School closes Wednesday Dece - bet 23 for the Christmas Holidays. Mr. Freedle, Mr. Slonecker and Mr. Combs will sSend their vacation here, while Miss Thacker, Miss Pearson and Miss Martensen will enjoy their vacations away from Saguache. The Junior, Sophmore, and Fresh- men classes are selling tickest for the Senior play. The Royalty, cost of books, scenery and other incident- als amounts to approximately $40.00 Any proceeds above that amount will be used to help defray expenses of baseball and track work. NO KICK COMING Friday, December the llth, 46 years ago Birt Clare landed in Sa- guache. He remembers 14 inches of snow and the weather reports showed about the same as we are having this winter. Birt says he would have no kick coming if he could spend 46 ad- ditional years in Saguache. MRS. C. S.-CORNELIUS DIED Mrs. Charles Tarbell recently re- ceived word that Mrs. C. S. Cornelius died last month in Oakland, Califor- nia. Mrs. Cornelius was the wife of the former cashier of the Saguache Couty Bank and will be remembere' by the old timers. She is survived by her husband who iives in Oakland and her son' Marti'b who lives in Chicago. DE WITT SAYS VALLEY AIR LINE CERTAIN L: V. DeWitt-,'president of the De Witt Air Service of Colorado Springs gave an interview in Denver Friday which would indicate that the San Luis valley will soon have daily air- plane freight and passenger service, i The plans for the proposed route I are outliffed by De Witt in the fol- lwing newspaper clipping. It will be remembered that he was in Monte Vista, Del Norte and Alamosa a short time ago conferring with cham. ber of commerce officials as to the feasibility of starting airplane ser- vice thru this territory. When here he announced that other towns along the line were highly in favor of such a move. The establishment of such a route will greatly speed up the mail service out of the Valley. The article follows: "A new air service with head- quarters in Denver that will place southwestern Colorado on the avia- tion map of the United States is be- ing planned by the De Witt Air ser- vice of Colorado Springs, L. V. De Witt, president, announced here Friday.--Monte Vista Tribune. "VERN COOPER POTATO CELLAR BURNED SATURDAY THE STH The potato cellar on the Vern Cooper place, 5 miles northwest of Center was badly damaged by fire last Saturday morning. It is thought that the fire smoldered during the night and did not break out until af- ter daylight. It is thought that the fire caught from the stove which was used to keep the cellar warm. The damage will amount to about $1500. About two thirds of the roof was de- stroyed besides an automobile and a truck which were stored in the cel-i lar and were badly damaged. The car is almost a total wreck while the truck is not so badly damaged. About 150 sacks of potatoes were destroyed. The Center fire department rendered substantial aid as the boys always do when an alarm is turned in to them. --Center Post Dispatch. The Kiwanis club meeting Mon- d2 night was quite well attende4 considering the zero weather. The fir of the year we expect to starh out with a large membership includ.. i:g every business man in Saguache. : "" " " PERSONAL 1 * Winter begins December 22. Saurda nite ONLY Hoot Gibson in Courtin' Wildcats. There are only 6 more shopping days until Christmas. The shortest day of the year will be next Monday Dee. 21. Mr. and Mrs. Mel Woodad, spent seve:al days in Denver" this week. Frank H. Means encountered seven elk on the Cochetopa pass Tuesday. John D. is wishing us all another 5Iery Christmas. How gratifying. Chmago was selected Tuesday for the Republican convention in June. Iv[r_. Gordon Gotthelf entertained the Tuesday bridge club this week. Merle Marshall of Alamosa, was a caller in Saguace last Fri- day. The Crescent would like school notes each week regardless of their plays. Mrs. George Curtis entertained the Card and Chatted club last week Thursday. . Ms. Ray Woodard entertained the Fortnightly Club Wednesday afternoon. Roy Glasgow of Calcite, was in Saguache Saturday and Sunday visit- ing relatives. Yuesday the weather moderate?, co:-0eral:y. The thermometer reg- istered 25 above. Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Palmer were vL-.ors in Monte Vista Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Ms. George Hazard entertained a number of ladies at bridge last week on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Dilley and Mr. and Mrs. Van Eaton, were Ala- m(.sa shoppers last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Clark of Pitkin, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hazard TuesdaY, evening. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Raymond and Fred Cuinen of Bonanza, were busi hess callers in Saguache Monday. Miss Adalyn Hammond was a houseguest of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Slat- er and family in Cvnter last week end. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Williams and the Misses Katherine and Gale !Smith were Alamosa shoppers last !Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clark and child- ren of Gunnison, were houseguests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark this week. A very delightful surprise party ,-as held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hanson for their daughter Dorothy, last Friday evening. Mr. Rominger and Mr. Paxton re- turned Tuesday evening from Gun nison, where they have been the past week looking after business. The Misses Marie Smelser and , ,m I I I AGED RESIDENT OF SA- GUACHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 Our old pioneer friend Frank Brown, at the age of 95, passed away Monday at 9:30 p. m. At this writing we are unable to give a full account of his long per"od of useful life, but have the promise of a discriptive obituary for the Crescent's next issue. His body was taken to Denver by W. H. Cutler and son Harland, Wednesday, where according to Mr. Brown's wishes, the body will be cremated. STATE ROAD MAKING THE PROPER THING Hearkening to popular demand the state highway department and Gover- nor Adams have come round to the point when they are about to carry out the wishes of the masses and have more manual labor-employed here. after on road building in Colorado. Th:s in order to furnish employ ment to a large number of jobless men. The plan is to expend mos*, el the state funds on state highway pro- jects for the benefit of the public llvin far from the national trails and hrough arteries of travel, and at *.he same time have the contracts ex- ecuted so as to enable contractors to employ men with their teams, scrapers and wagons to do the work. It is argued by contractors using high powered road equipment that they can do the work in less time, but they do not claim they can do it better. But time is not the essence of a road contract. The important thiug is to provide more labor for men the same as in other matter.. That is the point. Ano even if, as machine men say t will cost more by Manual labor, . sm,a,'l difference under the circum- stances should not stand in the way bur is has yet to be proven that such labor would cost more. Another argument advanced aguish- st the manual labor plan is that the Federal government will not match dollars on state road building, and tha, therefore, Colorado would stand to lse the benefit of federal aid. But the national roads in Colorado are now built up to a favorite point and the state can afford to lay off a year and fare better by taking care of its own. The countries would get in line with the state program and much good would come out of the new deal. ---Pueblo Indicator. MASS MEETING MORATORIUM Go:many has banned mass meet- ing for a while in order to avoid m,b violence. But such a move in b_merica would not quite comcide with the American temperament. The constitutional guaranty of the rights of free speech, petition and lawfui assembly are next to sucre? ,',b us. To deny such rights wou!d .)ring about the evil which the denia1 sougl:t to curb. ELK DESTROYING ORCHARDS ARE BEING KILLED BY STATE Elk are being klled n the Dolores dishict and shipped to Denver as food for the needy. Five of the slain ani- mals went through Alamosa to Dea- rer Sunday night in a baggage eat" of tbe D. and R. G. W. passenger train. The animals driven to lower levels by the severe storms were ruin- S, arah Thaeker entertained Ithe [ing orchards around Dolores and !Teachers Brdge wednesday evening [ Maneos and State Game Warden Pa:-- !at ehe home of Mrs. Bess Sh'erman's. [vin gave e Game Warden of that - [district permission to kill and ship Christmas night and Saturday[the animals causing destruction o night Richard Barthelmess and Con-[Denver. It is anticipated that more stance Bennett in "Son of the Gods"' at the Saguache Theather. Merry Christmas. The Saguache municipal Christmas tree, donated by Luthur Gross, Bill Smith and Ted Laughlin was brot in Tuesday all ready for some husky ils .o volunteer in placing the tree ready for decoration. TAKEN SUDDINGLY ILL While returning with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tarbell from Denver last Sunday, Mrs. Fay Fennell became very ill and was rushed to the Glonck nor" Sanitarium in Colorado Springs. She was operated on Sunday evening and is now improving rapidly. She will pi'obably leave the hospital nex  week. elk will be shipped from time to time. QUIT FIDDLIN' Some are poor and some are rich, Others fair to middlin'; But what will help all likes and sich Is to quit their foolish fiddlin,. They fiddle into Wall Street, And fiddle out again; They fiddle when they know theY're beat, And outside lookin' in They fiddle, foodle, faddle, still A lookin' for the snaps; They widdle, woodle, waddle, till They are but Iloomin' saps. Now I don't mind-sich fiddlin' sure it's Just a widdlin', widd!in'; But no depression's goin' to cure, by sim- ply fiddlin', fiddlin'. OBITUARY Benito Chavez was born in Cone- jo county, Colorado in 1866, there- fore he was 65 years of age at the time of his death. He came to Sa- guache in early childhood and met his death December 9, 1931. Mr. Chavez was of a very quiet nature and an honest worker. Never mrried and is survived by one broth- er, Don Chavez of Sag'uaehe and a number of nephuesl nieces and cous- ins. HELP DESTROY TUBERLOS- ES GERMS Tubercuosis ]i spread dirdly from one human to another by in- halation or swallowing the germs of It he disease. It has been shown that for every annual death from tuberculosis there exist nine active and nine arrested cases. Tuberculosis is the chief cause of death between the ages of 15 and 45 in the United States. The estimated cost of tuberculosis to the nation annually is $539,000,- 000 for loss of life, not counting the millions for loss in wages and cost of treatment. Tuberculosis can be prevented. It is curable if recognized early enough and given adequate treatment. There is no cure for tuberculosis by drug or serum that has stood the test. Scientific research continues with the hope of finding a specific cure. A recent state-wide study in Colo- rado showed 10,389 active cases of tuberculosis, which means one active case for every 99 persons in the state. Local studies indicate that Colorado has as many children infected with tuberculosis as other states,--and that there are as many children heav- ily infected with the disease here. This last group includes those child- ren most likely to develop into act- ve cases later on. A large proportion of adult tuber- culosis persons were first infected in childhood by close and repeated con- tact with open cases. Measures for tuberculosis preven- tion are carried on in Colorado thrugh public health nurses who give school health inspections, tubercu- losis clinics for early discovery of cases, country-wide surveys of the tuberculosis pvbblem, and :distribution of information on tuberculosis and health subjects. All funds provided through the sale of tuberculosis Christmas Seals are spent for tuberculosis prevention and control. Tuberculosis Christmas Seals this year show the old English stagecoach. Eeach Seal bears the double-barred red cross, symbol of the world -wide campaign against tuberculosis. No other Christmas Seals are sold for this cause. RESOLUTIONS OF RESPEC'I Whereas, it has pleased the Su pzere Ruler of the Universe to 'e. move from our midst our beloved brother, William Fellers. Therefore:- Be it resolved that by the death of-our beloved brother, Minnehaha Cllapter No. 48 Order of the Eastern Sk, ar has lost an earnes". i and devoted member, one who exem- i:phfied by his life.the principles of I,ur Order. *' Resolvedt- That we extend to the family of h deceased our sincere sympathy. Re it further resolved:- Tha a copy of these resolutions be sent to our local paper for publicatign and one COprY be made a part of the records of ]innehaha Chapter No. 48 O. F. S, "- Committee, elen L., Slonecker, Nella Cutler, Ray Woodard. CHRISTMAS DANCE This year the Big Christnas Dance will be held Christmas night, Dec. 25th. Lost--Two keys on ring. Bring o Crescent office and get your revad. ttershell Hatton is driving the Bt Monte Vista Laundry car at the pres- ent time. The gpanish American Alter socie- ty are giving a dance in the American Legion hall on Wednesday December 23. Everybody come. EARLY DAYS IN SAGUACHE iatoresting Items T:lmn from ths Files of The Crescent Thursday December 18, 180 Leo Falrbsnks, Editor. John I. Palmer, Esq. was in Ala- mesa several days last week on legal business, Governor Orman has issued his proclamation naming 'Saturday, De- cermber 20th as Flag day. R. M. Edwards went to Kansas last week be look after his cattle that are on pasture in charge of Ab. Ashley. Sam Feast came in from Bonanza Saturday evening and remained over night, continuing his journey home Sunday. Lon Brewer returned home last Thursday from a four weeks visit with relatives and friends in Dakota and Iowa. We. H. Hume, of Leadville, a brother of Mrs. Harry Tarbell, came in Monday and will remain for some time. W. L. Curtis', young baby has been quite sick durirrg the past week, and latest reports show no improvement in the little one's condition. Will Ward started for Oklahoma last Saturday where he will probably remain permanently if he secures an electric light franchise that he has made application for. At Frank Brown's ranch on the lower Saguache the themometer reg-- istered 20 degrees below zerv both Tuesday apd Wednesday mornings. The entire town of Steamboat Springs has been purchased by a syndicate of Denver men for $250,- 000. A large hotel, sanitarium and bath houses will be erected, and an ideal summer resort made of the place. W. S. Tarbell, a brother of Charley and Harry, who is one of the pro, prietors of the Mining Investor, pub- lished at Colorado Springs, came over from Villa Grove on Monday's stage,,remained a few hours and re- turned in the afternoon. The boys took advantage of the snow Sunday and fitted up rigs and took their girls sleigh riding. The sleighing was not good, but of course of course they ali enjoyed iL The merry jingle of sleigh betl and the laughter of the boys and "rls made the older ones think of times gone )ast. Mort Gould went to the Moun- tain Lion last Saturday to do an as- sessment, but on account of the heavy fall of snow which was drifting bad- ly he came home Sunday and" wi!i wait for the weather to m,'derate before he tries it again. M. T. tIodding, a brother of S. W. Hodding, ha recently been elect.,d by his fellow councillors and with the approval of the citizms generally, as mayor of the historic town of St. Albans, about 20 miles from Londo , England. Mr. H, odding is a promin- ent attorney and a popular man in his country. In the district court at Colorado Springs Anna C. Oakley is sg James W. Oakley for a divorce, on the charge of cruelty and desertion. Mr. Oakley was a former Saguache cattleman, selling to Issac Gotthelf and going to Colorado .Springs bout two years ago. He was married at Manitou soon >fter leaving here. Otho Wallace has recently received a letter from W. C. Kennedy, who is now located 50 miles south of Pen- dleton, Oregon. Mr. Kennedy has bought 240 acres of land, a bunch of cattle and other property', has mar- ried a handsome and accomplished lady, and settled on his new ranch. Here,s luck to him and his bride. i Dr. Melvin had a call Monday night to go to the Cochetopa to see Thos. Roberts sick baby, and he was glad to avail himself of the opportunity of initiating Dr. Peteler into the life of a Colorado physician by sending him instead of going himself. This young doctor, recently from an eastern city, started out in the middle of the night for a 40 mile drive over the Coehe- tops range with the snow several in- ches deep on the ground and the mer- cury down to 20 below zero. As he has not yet returned we do not know how he stood the trip, or the condi- tion of the child. In the Creede Candle account of the Elk's memorial services we find the follQwing mention of a former Sa- guache preacher, Roy. W. J. McGann, .... (Continaed on Page Four)