Rio Grande Farmer, September 13, 1923

Rio Grande Farmer

September 13, 1923

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Rio Grande Farmer (Newspaper) - September 13, 1923, Las Cruces, New Mexico MSCRUCES, NEW MEXICO- THURSDAY, An independent de-. voted to the of tbe of the Rio Grande Bcsilia Vaifej Cotton Grow- ers Will Meet Saturday in the Templfe oE Agricnlture This meeting by the county agent at the request of powers, for the purpose of coming common understanding be fore the rush is on. v. e Some of the matters to be discussed will be- "Shall there be a common understanding regarding "The most practical way to sell cotton when classified as is being done in Dona Ana county." Discussion led by C Y Smith "Interpreting market quotations, pools and selling dates" will come under this head. "The past and future of the cotton seed situation." Speaker to be selected. So get out trusty Jlivver, And you are sure to have a hunch And there'll be something doing, tviicn you meet the cotton bunch. The meeting will take place in the new assembly room on the second flour of the Temple of Agriculture, Saturday, September IS at 2 o'clock. Chamber of Commerce Urges Cotton Growers to Take Part in Contest TiM regular monthly meeting of directors of the Chamber of Com- :.ew held at the chamber's rooms .Monday evening. The cotton committee of the cham- kr, in conjunction with the commit- tee from the i''arm Hureau, will urge il] collon growers to take part in the cotton contest and work for prizes. The contest has a duublc !o competent cotton grow- ing and, secondly, to advertise to tie country at thc richness o? Ik lands under the Elephant Butte __If-TBjecL, and the. superior quality and of Mesilla vnlley cotton. Tbe committee will see tn it that every cotton grower is made acqunlh- ej with the contest and its purposes isd rales. Display is Growing Tfle fine display of valley pro- pels at the rooms of the chamber il growing weekly, and now includes, n addition to the display of cercnls, SOCK extra fancy specimens of fruit vegetables Every visitor in the should be urj-cd. to "call at the ctimber and view this collection of products. They wiil see a dis- of smnll grains, fruits and ve- blcs [hat cannot be extelledjiny- vhere in the country. bsard of directors .passed a rMololion unanimously thanking their MwnnUnt, N. I. Rciter, for the manner in which he is tak- hj catc thc financial records of tat chamber. Present nf were Gco. If. Frenger, president of the board; f. E. Lester, Charles Loomis. Fred S. t. Roller, account- D. nr.insnp dnri JM If- C. county agent, a'so 'tended the n-.eoting. FOREST MAN WILL LECTURE ON BIRD LIFE _ Lccjs'.d, of iiie forusi reserve Albuquerque, wilt deliver a re in Us Cruces Saturday, un: tie auspices of the Dona Ana teachers' association. His will be Birds and Bird Life Nw .Jiexico. The lecture wilt be at a o'clock either in the Star stre or the Armory. Jle Leopold a set of films depicting bird life if he brings these with him the Wi" at the Star re, where the screen can be used. ttachers will be very glad to have I'b'iC this interestirlK There will also be an excel- Kasical program in connection. Mme lecture and program I. Uke at State Collete on evening, rtnd -those" who WnnaWe come in the evening. Las Craces Women Sttrt Kindergarten With Sixteen Enrolled Las Cruces now has a kindergarten. Mrs. Boy Prance and Mrs. Baylus Cade have opened a school for child- ren between the nges of four and six years. Classes are conducted five mornings a week from 0 to o'clock at Mrs. France's home on Brownlpo Avenue. The youngsters are taught to sing and dance. They are instructed in numbers and learn the letters of the They play games calcu- lated to make them think and use team work. Their memories are built up by learning nursery rhymes and songs. Their hands are trained lij instruction m drawing anu in mak- ing things from paper and building with blocks. "We Mrs. France said, "that few of the fundamentals upon which all of their education will be based, will make more rapid progress when they do enter school. Their little minds will hove become accustomed to thinking and reasoning. Their hands to responding to their wills. "By associating with other child- ren of their own age, the ice is broken so tnut when they enter school they will have lost much of their timidity. Making things themselves, singing and dancing in unison and reciting little poems should also' increase their self-reliance and lessen their sense of self-consciousness. 'We stalled last Monday morning with a children and now we have 10 on our iiei. 'we feel certain more mothers will avail themselves of this opportunity to place their children where they will be well cared for and instructed in ruuinit-nis ni school work." Both Mrs. Cade and Mrs. France are well- qualified for the work they have undertaken. Their own child- ren have given them an insight into thc of a child's nnd both are musicians of considerable nbility. Las Cruces is fortunate in having such an institution established here. It should grow and be highly successful. BUYS 40-ACRE FARM E. B. O'N'eil, of Faben, Texas, hiis purchased the C. P. Samples ranch, north of Las Cruces. Mr. O'Xeil was attracted here by reports of the wonderful climate and big crops raised in the valley. Now that he is a property owner, he is cvrn more enthusiastic. M. C. O'Hara Son made the deal with Mr. O'Neil. A. J. L-ehtfoot of Anthony was in thc city Wednesday on business. Mr. Lightfool's son has entered the Roa- well Military Academy as a freshman. T COTTON PRIZE CONTEST ENROLLMENT Prize Committee, uiamber of'Commerce, Crucei, N. M. IV-r the good of the cotton industry in Dona Ana county, 1 agree to enter the contest for the prize offerer) in group Signed Address Contestants will please sign and mail this to the Chamber 01 Commerce, Las Cruces, N. M. YOU ALL PER. YOUR. EUMER. -TBHCHOR IT CAN'T SB OFF! IT'S WALNUT STAIN Prizes Aggregating Offered Cotton Growers For Largest Aire Yields stm sn -M aggregating the sum of f5, 9-5.0' ThC m charec of thc contest consists of th- following: I-rank 1; French, chairman; L. I. Mayficld; C. H. Uttlng I W. E. Ayrcs and R C. Stoekdahi. found scholar of the langunge, will give evening classes. Special Continued High Price of Cotton Means Big Returns for District Cotton prices have been soaring ever since the government's August report was made public, September 1. Early this week it looked as though the price would reach 30 cents, but reports of bet- ter weather throughout the bell, caused considerable realization yes- terday and the price went down 41 pojnis, about S2 00 a bale October closed yesterday at 27.76 cents a pound, in New York. However, the clear dry weather which has prevailed" for thc past week, more than compensates growers for this slight slump. C. Y. couon classifier, who recently arrived here, has made a thorough in- spection of the crop throughout the district and is highly optimistic over the GiiUock. "Continued dry weather should mean a production of much more than thc bales estimated in the last official he said- "A late frost, will greatly. If J.he bulk of the bolls now on the plants lave time to mature properly, there will be many tracts which yield more than two bales to thc acre. "The color nnd staple are excellent, judging from that which hus matured so far, and the Mesilla valley cotton should bring a heavy premium on the market. This district has the finest stand of cotton I have ever the fact that R large pro- portion of the growers compar- atively inexperienced, this year's crop one to be highly proud Dona Ana Farm Bureau Unit Meets at Crapp's By MAYNOR D. McGce Thc Dona Ana Farm Bureau unit met of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Crapps, Tuesday, with a Itiree at- tendance. Miss Klinor Murphy of the ex- tension department of State College, Rave a very interesting demonstra- tion in millinery, displaying the dif- ferent shapes, trimmings, etc., ot (hu new fall hats. She gave instruction how to make these things which will no doubt result in much pleasure and economy for the women present. Mrs. A. 11. Thomas presented the women with a "sheep bell" with thc wish "that it might always ring for the happiness and prosperity of each member of the unit." C. Y. Smith, me vaileyls new cot- ton classifier, pave a very instructive nddress to thc men on classifying and grading cotton in general. .Mr. SmitJ comes to the valley with splendid cre- With a pnee of approximate y 28 I i j -11 i. 7 dcntiala, linvmg been an instructor cent, and a yield of onc bale to tho hp c, acre, cotton growers receive durinjr SUI will tor iht crop. production vary on different, soils, j but in nearly all cases the farmer receive a handsome profit for his :abor and investment. Many experienced eotton men look forward In higher .11 ffio .dvanccs. Figuring on a basis of bales, each advance of one cent a pound meana nn increase of in the income of the district II net from the cotton crop Dona Ana County Raises Quota for Japan Relief month, The appalling disaster in Japan has ealled forth the tcnerolelit feeling of America. President Coolidge sent out a call for to he raised through the American Rrd Other organizations are likewise calling for help, and finding ready The Dona Ana county Fled Cross chapter was assigned as thpir minimum quota in the drive. The executive committee, at a meeting Friday nijrht, voted to accept the j UbE quota and to have lap day urday. Over had been turned and I this kind in Texas (or several years. After Mr. Smith's address the farmers inspected tho apple packing plant which Mr. Crapps has installed to handle this yi-.i.-'s crop. Thc iadies of the unii who fur- nished the bountiful lunch served at 12 o'clock, an invitation to tht- appl" f: "hari 1-Mch and A number ppted the invita- tion. Thc -following were present: Messrs. and W. C. Strode, W. P. Thorpe, L. Mayficld. S. K. key, I- D. Todd. 11 C. Stockdale. C. Y. Smith, J. A. J. E. Wil- liams, Harry Hra.iTonl, J. S. .McClure If. H. Henry. R. M. Atkins K, R. Foster, Charles Thomas Cooney, A. K. Thomas, Van H. If. McGee, Col. flagedon, W. K. mer, Klinor Murphy, McClure, Ilev. A. J- K. Kennedy, Will PaTrm-r, and ar.-l in Saturday riijfht, with none of thc Friday The prize story in picture ou'lying towns heard from. then they have heen sending in their "BROKEN CHAINS" crntributions. it is now evident! Colleen Moore and Krnest that the Dona Ana county chapter] Torrenco has exceeded Us quota. The na- j tif.nal organization went "over top" Tuesday, when been collected. Rut more can he used-and if you. kind have not yet contribu- ted, you are invited to leave your "bit" at Broaddus Jewelry, Cham- ber of Commerce or Red Cross moms. Kliioit Dexter and Claire Windsor "GRAND LARCENY" Sunday 8t Monday POLA XEGRI in "MAD LOVE" Tuetday and ia 'THE KICK BACK" Up and ging in the lE-ppy Hour fcctioncry was so popular last Sa- turday night thnt it was im- possible to Rccure a seat between H o'clock and "The orchestra was such a success we have decided to repeat the dance this Lt. Dale Lane snid today. A Sure-Fit size 27, is in the window of the C. J. Wolffngi-r Com- pany store. ,So tar, no one has ap- peared with a head to fit tlio cap, but Hal Tice says he expects to sell it to onp of the winnlrs in thp cham- ber of ctsHisncrcc cotton contest. "If it isn't big enough we can stretch he added. John Uingham i.s looking for n husky man to HA his personal body-guard. Since he opuned his Main 'strcut office, where he will write insurance and make loans for thp International Life rnsumuct: emn- pHiiy, he has beeii btsipgL'd with eager prospects. Harold Scott, forniurly president of the Seott Motor company, will erect a garage at the corner of Hou-- man and Water streets, which he u-HI make headquarters for the Dona Ana county agency for Dodge motor cars. A miniature airplane, correct in proportion and detail hns bt-cn built hy Rrynn. ijarbv.' of Cruceft .Motor Co., Inc. It is made entirely of genuine Ford pnrts and shows the use of considc-r- ble ingenuity on the designers. The airplane, tofccthcr with a miniature cannon, also made of Ford pnrla, is on display in thc window of thc Happy Hour confectionery. Isidore Rouen f eld t of the Boston Store, highly optimistic over the business outlook for thia fall and winter. "The excellent crop pro- duction this season IA bound to mean tfood business for all he .said. "Thc increased enrollment at Slate College and in Uiu city schools hai'atrfthdy irnprtu-i to fall ['Living." Berry W. Kllzcy, who recently look over tho Klitc Confectionery has started serving enchiladas every evening after He h" nn tx- nr-rl rhof in chnrvr who hud long experience in combining the i.igrtrdli'nts of this dish 5n the most way, the youngsters a good lunch ;iml you will keep them happy and iit-jifny iiihl in trie jirntihti: for school work." ia Mr. and Mrs. 0. Beard's Idea of what school children are entitled to. They have inaugurated n cent lunch, welt cooked and hot, which they will Jtcrvc children every noon at the American Home Lunch Moom on Main street. Realizing the importance of a knowledge of correct Spanish to residents of district, A. U, Me- dcMtn Tias started A course in Bpaniih Mr. Medellin, who is pro- slructiou in business Spaninh for'ad- into four groupi, IB follows: vaucej will nUo be conduc- ted. D. B. Bobbins, head of the commercial department of Crucos school, has started n night school In shorthand, typing nnd book- keeping classes are held four even- S22 CARS OF MELONS SKIPPED FROM VALLEY A total of G22 callonds of cnn- taloupos were shipped this leason from ihc Mesilla valley, according to figures compiled by W. R. Brown, division pauenger and freight ascent of tho SnnU Fo rnll- wtty. Shipments from stations were: Canutillo, 80 cr.rr; ,06; Moiilla Pnrk. 1S8; I.ns Cm- 130; Donn Ana, 59. All of' the cars wrrc iced nnd billed from Cruces. Splendid Samples of On- ions and Chile Displayed A" Yellow Unnvpra onion incnsuriiig 17 Inches in i-hvuhifei i-ncc, of frct shone, And exactly two pounds! Some oninn! This fs one of sevunil Itrol in thnt were raised by IlnrUilu Diir- iin, of Snlcni, DOIIH Ann county. Mr nurnn has m-t-i-n [.it...! Snlftin and 1ms n Intxc palcli of onions, innny of wlilcli conic near Ihc size and weight of thc snmplc brmiichl in. Greon Chili 8 [ncliet Lony Konian 51. Hcrrcrn, county com- missioner, of Hatch, hns anolbcr cx- umple of the richncM of Donn Ann .county land. Kivu if roe n chili, run nf the field, weighed one-hnlf pound, and each measured between seven nrnl eight Inches lonjj. Tho peppers ure of very (rood shapo, with n slight fnjjor, smooth glossy nml five from blemish. Wliilo Onion I tie favorite One of our moat successful vufffi- tniilc growers sny.i then; Is nut such n Root! market for the yellow miiun us for the while onion- He lias Jen mod thin by experience with both, il now grows white only, for which ho a rtriiJy, fusible ,rkel. Tiiis jfrmver proiluctd over 2000 suclw while onions here thin swisoii ami Mild Ihcni ul Lhi- rule of ihis same farmer lull's produced sacks of yullow onions am! re- ceived about ono-luilf for ihcrn what thc white on i tins realized. sreni lo lie with thc while onion. Twenty Acres of Valley Land Buys Twenty More When a Dona Ana county farmer. farming only 20 aerci of hinrl, can buy another JO nnd pay cash for it out of money m.vJp Oii his! 211. it is evident Unit IhR proper j kind of farmer CAM mnkt: KtioH the Elephant Hullo project. i Thix was an aclun! ocrurn-nrp sctnon. The farmer U ,t compara- tively new larmer hero, having been in the valley but ;i few ycnrs. He taijan fnrminK with 20 Tori ay he nwns 41) acre's, freo of debt. Iti'ccnliy he purchased 2'i acres rim! p-rud cfinh for it, anrl hns 'evernl of cotton un- sold from last ncnnun. Hir nrit cotton exclusively, however. Recently this man npjieared at tlifc court houJte lo nay Aikpd hn opinion of thc tax rale ami water he jairl, in effect: and water UXC-H, conitruction rharffrs don't holhcr me; I can miike money nn the land J am perfectly willing to pay and even a h-jndicd per cent incrtinsc In charges couM not scare me off my land." Mr and Mrs K. N. fl. Know nf Tun- rmiusa, Ala., arc here veiling their ?on, E. 0. Snow, and family. They expect to stay at Icixt nix week.i in Lms Cruces. ouiHy agent. Cotton growers been divided Group or For tho ono producing the I urge it wcrngo yield, of an entire crop, on i ainglo form on which not lew than "'irjst Second 1B.OO lliird 10.00 Group (o 30 Acrei For tno ono producing thp largest iverngo ylold nn aero on tho of not IOSA than 10 and not oror 30 ncres, on a slnglo farm: Vlrst Second 16.00 Third 10.00 Group to 10 For the inrgc.iv yield pur acre on nny relucted pntch of 8 to 10 ncret. Kimt Second prize______________ -16.00 Third prize 10.00 Group to 3 For the- Unreal ylold nn acre on any delected pnlcn of 1 to 3 acres; prize__________ Second prizo______________ Ifi.QO 'Ihird prize.........______ 10.00 Thc cotton comrnitlcQ has decided give iirlzcd-for hlgheut production, ilum for earliest production, for tliu reason that tho dirtiest cot- ton In not nccowmrily the beat and con produced on light grnund nnd uiLhholdliiK Wnter, nt tho expense big pinductinn. Heavy yieliln, not yields, uTr uOaiiuuiu, ami imnu upon careful aclccLion of seed, splicing of plnnts, Irrigation nnd cul- tural employed. Muisy growers have already or.tcr- for tho prizes, but moro arc urged lo ciUcr. Kntrict can bo inndo with V. T. French, chairman of the coin- mlttecr with K. C. Stockdrtlo, county Hgcnl, or with nny incmbor of the vuimmtlec, nt tho Temple of AgrEcul- luro or nt tho Chamber of Commerce. f'diirlitlons of the content apponred on pago I of Tho Fnrmor of fleptem- r 0, but will -be supplied to anyciio has mislaid last weok'n pnpcr- Huch n co n teat, In connection with the wonderful cotton crop In the vnl- yonr, will result In tho moit vnlunblu ndvcrtlilng tho 'lintrict has i-vtr received, and will Im capeclnlly viiUinblc to thc prizo winners and near prize winners in tho contest. It is not so p. matter of winnitiK tlis prize money, tm It Is Iho honor of producing thn grcateot yield per acre i-n n given Acreage thnt will count Cotlon in king in (ho volley this year nnd we wnnt to give all honor posflibU the "king." Rodriguez Heads K. C. tin- new grand knight of 1 council. No. 1220, of Ihe Ho and other officers were: elected At a meeting of the council at their borne last Thursday evening. Other are: A. Knrncnstle, Jr., deputy Krand knicrht. Fred Jlulz, chancellor. Julian R. Chavez, financial socn- C. T, Hagcrty, treasurer. Ricluird K. Biivenn, Jr., recording secretary Frank Brilo, warden. J. C. McCarty, advocate. F. A. McClnrnon. inniiln pimr.l John Carbonnlere, outsido guard. Trusteeit; Fllomon T. Martinet, John Wilklnflon. B. F. Wcisenhorn. Mr Mrs Thomas Matron, of futth, wore in Monday n They say thnt thc vi- cinity of Hutch has had altogether much rain lately and parU of Uie lown have been flooded, unplcoiant- ly reminding the of the afltrrjux there two yeais ago. However, the Reclamation Service rapidly constructing a big ditch above tho town to carry away the water from the arroyos, and in the ncarfu- the town will be secure from anything milder than a Japanese earthquake and tidal wave. Mr. Mar- ron operates the flour ml'l at Hatch reports buciness good Cotton Now Holds Sway in Dona Ana County ;