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Rio Grande Republic (Newspaper) - April 5, 1918, Las Cruces, New Mexico OfVOTIO TO TMI [ClAt ASSOCIATION BANQUET S BUSINESS ENTHUSIASM pi Association of Las Company to establish their branch noker at'the Park I and he personally, knows evening, and their he business and pro- the city who were Ithe association. attenndance and i of short speeches, music and a whole nsence, to give spice occasion. full length of the were loaded with and drink and the cupied. president of .the as- ister of ceremonies, tton E. Taylor at- licial end of the iP. Porter as Quar- fmade by Dr. A. D aylor, Mr. Dyne, R. Mr. Martin of the Kirkpatriek of El poole, also of that er, E. B. Sampson, Mr. Stoes. rib-ticklers flew ound the room and jeplies kept.the aud- of laughter, atulated the busi- Cruces on their get- the public good, any ways in which become a safer and ce of residence and ony and concert of he agricultural col- in improving ;'the grounds, will ji.'and .Bermuda grass sides and are now large barns and I trees to be set out. Cruces to keep fsially so as the busi- Hs benefited by the 3 of a j een endeavoring to fciit send 600 to 700 summer to be nds.of mechanical nithing to electri- id the college has plans meet the uthorities at Wash- lid up now for an I onditions as they 1 did not say so, it and from his ro- letter read by Dr. as Cruces accepts Lthe El Paso clean- designated as a [sending large bod- the government Martin of El Paso lid talk on the need jbn the part of the nild up a flourish- hat a live booster here some brought the Meyers of two other business investments made in .Las Cruces thru the influence of advertising. Mr. Kirkpatriek of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce assured the association that in every way El Paso stod ready to back up Las Cruces in every move for the good of the farmers and business men of the Mes- illa Valley. Judge Poole directed his remarks to the great New Mexico highway from Eaton to El Paso. He gave us fair warning that El Paso was going to have an automobile road from that city to Colorado. If not through Las Cruces and central New Mexico1 over the "Camino Eeal' the road would run from El Paso over another route. He declared that if Las Cruces would take the matter up in earnest and get all the towns ar- oused, Socorro, Hot Springs, Deming, Belen, Albuquerque and Santa Pe, we would' soon be constructing a magni- ficent highway that would draw no less than cars of tourists every ear. C. B. Sampson, superintendent of highways, in a brief address, told how the few business men of the little town of Hillsboro had engineered a project that would result in the ex- penditure of on roads in Si- erra county. He said the State High- way Commission naturally tried to meet requirements in their appropriations and that if the people want the Camino Real the way ,o get it is to get busy and present a solid, front. Mr. remarks were in the HIGH LINE CANAL TO BE PUSHED HARD BY A SELECTED COMMITTED die line of-emphasizing the fact that the farmers and business men of the Mesilla Valley are mutually inleres- ,cd in the development of our great resources antl must act together to tccomplish desirable results. One of the features of the enter- ainment was character sketches in ostumu by George Sterling and Mr. posioffieo fuloe.i The music for the rally was fur- bished by a volunteer orchestra con- 'istinj; of Dr. Tederick, J. S. Ruiz, S. 3perry and Frank Bossyns, and they ver eappreciated and applauded most, generously. People who have lived here for ten iars or more declare it was the big; gcst and best booster meeting thai PUZZLE-FIND THE SLACKER THE FIRST CAPTURE Las Cruces. enjoys the distinction of being the home of Capt. Joe Que- senberry, who commands Company K of a certain infantry regiment. On March 1st Capt. Quesenbcrry and his company took the first Ger- man gun and the first German pris- oner captured by American soldiers under the command of an American officer. The Americans in the British or French divisions have doubtless made captures, but as a purely American enterprise the exploit of our Las Cruces caplain takes the lead. The machine gun is to be adorned tvith a brass plate, commemorating its capture by Company K, and it is to be hoped will some day find its THE CITY ELECTION The election for city officers was a spirited event. Party lines were not closely drawn but there were faction- al differences that made the short campaign a hot one while it lasted. The result of the election was as follows: Citizenc Ticket Truiteet A. I. Kelso________________229 The El Paso Chamber of Com- merce has appointed n committee whose business it will bo to promote tlte building of the High Line Canal. This commission is to consist of a representative of the Rio Grande Val- ley above El Paso, one from the'low er valley and three from the city. It will be their duty to endeavor to find ways and means by which this jmost important enterprise may bo suc- cessfully put through. Last week a disagreement arose between Dr. Nathan Boyd of Las Cru- ces, chairman of the first committee, and other members of the committee. Prom what we are able to gather from, the El Paso papers and from what we know of the trouble wo size it up like this: Dr. Boyd has studied this project for years. He knows all the facts and details he has even the measurements and figures at his tongue's end, he is recognized us the father and originator of the Elephant Butte dam project, he knows, or thinks he knows, beyond any question of doubt that the high line canal would prove a prodigious success; it would reclaim 15 or 20 thousand ac- res of Innd, it would solve the drain- N. C. Frenger. -205 Julian Cbaves__'.______________227 3. D. W. R. Bradford.______________238 Democratic Ticket r R. P. Porter.......___1______154 M. Ot Llewellyn____ ______130 D. Miradna __________________ 137 borne in the public park al Las Cruees TO BEAUTIFY THE CITY The new city council, or at least some members of the Board, have signified their purpose to begin a vigorous campaign for the general of the streets and and al- cys and for taking our measures for beautifying our city. The retiring board has issued a no- ice.to the same lypyra] .-jffecl in this issue of The Republic. Dr. Minitrce Treasurer: P. Marino, 229. E. T. Winters, 159 FALLING INTO LINE The populous state, of Massachus- etts gives the West an agreeable sur- prise in its adoption of tho constitu- tional amendment for the abolition of the liquor traffic. Tb? House adopted prohibition by a vote to 01 age problem, it would give the grow- big city of El Pa'no an water supply, it would giva hydro-el- ectric power that would load to the location of great manufacturing in- dustries in this valley, and add five dollars to every present dollar of val- ue to property. Convinced of'thoso things, full of confidence and enthusiasm, backed by the report of Louis C. Hill, the en- gineer employed by the Chamber of Commerce, the doctor loses patience when he discovers a disposition on the part of the rest of the committee to go slow. He fears that the project will be shelved and "put away for n more convenient season." If this great project is to be car- ried out it will need a major general to lead the charge. A half hearted committee will accomplish nothing; neither will it be done by somebody who can devote a spare hour or two to the matter once in a while. We hope El Paso will put the right man in charge, a man who will meas- ure up to the adage: "The blamed fool did't know it couldn't be done so ho went to work and did it." A PROCLAMATION (by Governor Lindiey) The law of the State of New Mex- ico designates certain days, particul- irly the Fourth of July, called Inde- pendence Dny, as public holidays. It further provides that any day appoin- by the Governor of the state as a iy of Thanksgiving, or fiisHTig or n'aycr, or other religious observance, shall be a public holiday. April Gtli, next, is the first nnni- RED CROSS NOTES Reel Cross headquarters have been the scene of incrcimod activities the past wei-k. Saturday and Mon- day large amounts of cloi.hinu were packed and shipped to the Relief llommis.sion at New York, totaling '177 pounds. The clothing donated WM.S in excellent condition; little worn ;nul in good repair. The1 officers wish to thank nil Ihose who respond- ed BO generously to the appenl for the vcrsary of our entry into the war the freedom of the world. That
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