The Pecos Enterprise and Pecos Times (Pecos, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, August 24, 1923 Page: 1 of 8
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PECOS, TEXAS. FRIDAY. AUGUST 24, 1923.
VOLUME XLIH. Jf UMBER 2
A plan for the relief of the cattlemen
on the east aide of the state, who came'
Findings of the Pecos river commission
on an extensive inspection trip from Las
Vegas, N. M., to Buena Vista, Texas, em-
phasize the need for conservation by stor-
age of every acre-foot of water coming
down the stream according to Richard
Mr. Burges, who is counsel for the Pe-
cos Valley Water Users* Association of
Ttoxas, returned Friday afternoon with
Vernon L. Sullivan, consulting engineer of
the association, and R. Ewing Thomason,
commissioner representing the Texas area
watered from the Pecos.
Other commissioners are Richard H.
Hanna, Albuquerque, for New Mexico, and
C. T. Pease, United States reclamation
They were accompanied by the New
Mexico state engineer and officials, engi-
neers and counsel of the various irrigation
projects along the river.
'The flow in the Pecos river this year
is said to be less than in any year out
of the past fifteen,5 Mr. Burges said. “Al-
most everywhere the effect of a dearth of
water is noted. Sections where under-
ground water is used show a decided ad-
vantage over the river water sections.
“At Roswell and Artesia, whefe flowing
welfc or shallow pump well* furnish irri-
gation water, crops look fine; the places
are real oases. But even on the outskirts
of these districts, where it is a little dif-
ficult to place water, ‘firing* of crops is
Red Bluff, just inside the New Mexico
line, which would store water to serve
Texas areas, is the principal storage dam
proposed. Mr. Sullivan is engineer for
this project. Other sites are Alamogordo
canyon, above Fort Sumner, and another
above Carlsbad. At least two of these
are imperative, Mr. Barges believes.
-There wiQ likely be a meeting of the
commission here early in October, accord-
ing to Mr. Thomason. Later meetings
may be held in the Pecos valley to take
legal information to be furnished by various
irrigation and proposed storage projects.
Hospitality shown the commission and
other members of the party along the river
was wonderful, Mr. Burges said.—El Paso
program is not intended to be
Those responsible have no definite
that it will be representative of
The western*half of Texas is the home
of the beautiful blue quail, the flesh of
which, when properly cooked, is inferior
to no other kind of meat. It is wonderful
how these birds can live and flourish in
regions see mindly bare of bird feed, and
for miles of territory without surface wa-
ter; but they are hardy, and are acclimat-
ed and adapted to the country, and when
protected Strom heartless slaughter are
very prolific, and if not molested nor
frightened, they will congregate at the
farm and iranchhouses and soon become
as tame as domestic fowls, associate and
sometimes i*oosl with the chickens.
They §re gregarious, sometimes several
covies combining and being found in num-
bers of 100 or more. Like domestic fowls,
they are great eaters and destroyers of
insects, to such an extent that every far-
mer and nnchman and truck and fruit
grower should encourage and protect them;
in fact, proper feed crops should be grown
for them, *nd never should any person
be permitted to shoot one of these birds.
The pothunter should never have been per-
mitted to sliughter the birds, and now that
Texas is becoming more and more a fann-
ing and oichaid and truck country, the
slaughter cf these beautiful and useful
birds should be absolutely prevented, and
no open season ever again allowed.
Already there is a demand for the
introduction of these hardy insect-destroy-
ing birds into other States, and for that
purpose, and to a limited extent, provis-
ion should be made, but otherwise they
should be protected. The great South
Plains of Texas is a favorite range for
the blue quail and as it appears to be
destined to become the cotton producing
territory the blue quail should be pro-
tected and encouraged, so a* to be ready
to destroy all insects that depredate on
all field, garden and orchard crops. If
at any timo these birds may become too
numerous the ]people who feed and pro-
tect them ran easily reduce them by
using them as food for the families. Game
laws should be strictly enforced.—N. R.
the Dallas News.
the desires and needs of the Institute as
a whofe. But as a working basis it may
be of some value in formulating a more
satisfactory schedule and program upon
the assembling of the Institute. The com-
mittee feels that the subject matter will
be of value of those teachers who are
willing to throw thmselves into it with-
out reservation. s
The teachers 'will find! the homes of
the Pecos people open to them on the most
reasonable terms. The Pecos Parent-
Teachers will not, as heretofore, serve
luncheon at the school house, but luncheon
may be had near the school thus avoiding
the walk to town.
All the facilities of Pecos in the form
of entertainment will be at the command
of the teachers. If you want recreation,
you can have it in swimming, tennis or
golf. Come prepared to make the week
pleasant and profitable.
The helpers secured come highly recoin-
ed out statements to it* aulmenlmra—wore
who were in arrears as well us same who
tit yet pud a few months in edrMce.
Mao; hate already remitted and it is
gratifying to the editor to knew that most
oi these have paid 13.00 for two year*-
taking advantage of the offer made in order
to raise a little needed cash.
Many have taken the time and trouble
to pa** compliments which, while they
will not go so far in payiing obligations,
are appreciated fully as much as the
money. During these depressing times
any editor may be pardoned for repro-
Bsduedng some of the many letters received
this week and the following are a few
of the many samples which tire so much
appreciated bv the Enterprise editor:
Mrs. R H. Word of Dallas writes, en-
closing check for $3.00, an follows*:
“It gives me great pleaaure in getting
or having this opportunity and Fm enclos-
£ ing check for same by return mail. Have
m just returned from a summer spent in
Colorado and did miss my papa while
there. I always enjoy and look forward
to year paper.**
An old reader «f the Enterprise and
friend of the editor, L. B. Russell, of
Comanche, writes as follows:
“Lake you, $1.00 is worth more to me
now than $2.00 next year. I therefore
pay up for one year only.
“I have been hoping for two year*
that Toyah Bell No. 2, alias Ramsey No.
1* would be brought into commercial pro-
duction and gbe me a few dollars velvet,
but ‘hope deferred rnaketh the heart sick,*
as well as my bank account. However, as
evqyy syndicate that has tackled the well
appears to have goae broke on it, while I
can still borrow money, probably Hay con-
. yicltium is not so bed after all. Meantime
I am developing a Jersey cattle, Hamp-
shire pig and Ancona chicken farm—1
mean the old-fashioned chickens, and not
the new variety—with an (increasing debt
for borrowed money and a lot of fine
Jerseys and Hampshire* growing and mul-
tiplying, and I hope for better times later
Wm. R. Gaddie of Whitesboro. Texas,
|j|| “Yours of the 20th just received. I
jrfil accept your two years* proposition.
Enclosed find check for $3.00. Many
here to ask State Land Commissior^r
Justiniano Baca for a reduction in the
rental on state grazing lands, was worked
o# late yesterday.
*Tbe cattlemen are to be given new
leases at a rental of 3 cents, the same
as the rate on the west side, after they
surrender the leases they now have, on
which the rental is 5 cents; but only on
condition that they first pay all rental
they owe up to October 1 at the rate fix-
ed in their present leases—5 cents.
In view of the stipulation that they pay
up all rental due, Mr. Baca believed there
would be little if any loss to the schools
and state institutions that get the income
from the lands. He estimated the rental
now in arrears, when paid, will just about
offset the cut in revenue to result from
the exchange of the leases now in effect
for new leases with a lower rental.
This plan was suggested by Mr. Baca
at the meeting of the cattlemen at the
hall of representatives late yesterday.
A committee was appointed by the cat-
tlemen to confer with State Land Com-
missioner Baca, Governor Hinkle, Attorney
General Hehmick, Mia* Isabel L. Eckiee,
state school superintendent; Nathan Jaffa,
chairman of the board of regents of the
state university; and David Chavez, Jr.,
attorney for the land office, on the pro-
At it* close Mr. Baca said the cattlemen
had accepted it. However, Attorney Gtm-
oral Hdmick asked until tonight to look
into the legalitv of the arrangement, lie
stated in the conference he was inclined
to believe it all right, but wished time
to make a careful investigation.
As the result of Attorney General Hel-
mtck*8 previous ruling that the commis-
sioner could not make a reduction in ex-
isting leases without going contrary to the
state constitution, Mr. Baca said the plan
of Famous Fkyer^Urkf Ojrpm
New York for the National Demo
for Bettor Pictures.
port of more tlian 17,000
United States, ribre than a Ban
which are in Texas and Okiaaom
ing tire week cf September 1st 1
exhibit only those picture* which i
the conscientious effort* of motioi
producers to improve tae artistic,
tual and moral lewd of the screen
Adolph Zukor, president of
Players-Lasky Corporation, has b
ducting this cimpaigrs for the
years, but durizg tise season of 19
has made whali bis been term
greatest stride in the history of
In June of tms year he sworn*
members of the Authors* Lei
ica, as well as representative
Europeao the 1 irsi Interipati
on the Motion Picture Art
Taft, brother of the chief ja
self a noted essayist, was prv
Among the delegates were
Butler, Fannie Hurst, Rex
mended for Institute work:. But we must
not expect them to do all. The teacher
who is willing to take a part will get
most from the Institute and will enjoy it
Mondays, September 3
9:00-9:20—Opening Exercise—Rev. €i
9:20-10:00— Organization am! Revision
10:15-10:45— Lecture— A Surrey of
the Teachers* Institute as a Vital Factor
of the Public School System of the State
—F P r.»*nth*»r * v
—F. P. Guenther.
10:45-12:00— Sectional Meetings— Or-
F. P* Guenther. *
Intermediate— Teaching the Essentials
of Arithmetic— Mrs. Lillie W. Cole.
Primary— A Schedule for the First
Month for Beginners—Mrs. Alice Kline.
1:00-1:40— The Place of the Natural
Sciences in Education and the Present Dev
Tendencies— F. P. Guenther.
1:40-l :20—The Question as a Factor in
Instruction— Superintendent Roberson.
High School— What to Stress in Plane
Geometry— C. E. Whitehead.
The Development of Efficient High
School Algebra Students.— Bar-tow Math
intermediate and Primary Joint Session
—The Purpose of Reading in the Pri-
mary, and also, in the Intermediate Gradm
—Mrs. Alice B. Kline.
Open Discussion of Reading.
Tuesday, September 4
_ 9^°-9:2^ "Opemcg Exercise— Rev. L
9:20-9:50— Lecture— Judge Jas. Row.
9:50-10:20— How May the Public Be
Made to Understand the Real Function of
the Public School.— F. P. Guenther. ,
High School—Is the High School Da-
livering the Goods—F. P Guenther.
High School Failures—IF. P. Guenther.
Intermediate- Why Intermediate Stu-
dents on Reaching High School Are Weak
in Grammar—The Remedy— Miss Clack.
The Place of Literature in Tmenae&ate
Primary—Teaching Arithmetic in Pri-
mary Grades— Mrs. Alice B» Kline.
1:00-1:40— The Value of the Parent-
Teachers1 Association to the School and
Community- Mrs. John Hibdott,
1:40-2:20— Statistical Data on the
Spread of Disease by arid in the School—
Dr. Jim Camp. *,
High School and Intermediate joint
Session— Essential Problems of English
finally agreed to presented the only solu-
tion. He had no doubt the cattlemen
sorely needed help, he said, buth e could
not legally grant them an outright'reduc-
tion in their existing leases. Also he
believed, if he had nor been able to grant
them some concession, many of Bum
would not have been able to pay up past
The agreement of the cattlemen to pay
up what they are in arrears, in Mr. Ba-
ca** opinion, will prevent any injury to the
schools or institutions through loss of rare-
nue from the lands, He believed they
wodld lose little if any.—Santa Fe New
Good oil and gas production was en-
countered in Illinois Producers* No. 1,
seven miles east of Dayton, N. M., at a
depth of TJ00 feet, according to F. M.
Filler and Louis Jlellberg, who have re-
turned from an extensive inspection of the
The Illinois is east of the Pecos river.
The Hawkins and Brown wells are west
of the Recoil, northwest of Lake McMillan.
They are pumping about 25 barrels of oil
each daily. They have 38 gravity oil,
while the Illinois has 40.
Gas flow in die Illinois is controlled and
was used tc fire the boiler before drilling
was stopped. <011 stood in the well 140
to 170 feel. Fifteen barrels of oil was
bailed from it h andru turn ing, Mr. Hell berg
said, and tie oil later stood 240 feet deep
in the bole, * • - ** *
Drillers are awaiting the arrival of man-
ager Van Welch from Illinois before go-
ing further in the oil sand, already pierc-
ed eight feet deep. The well is cased
only 374 feet from the top. N© water
bother was experienced below, that depth.
Oil was obtained from the Hawkins or
Brown well for fuel in drilling the Il-
linois until gas was struck in the latter
in sufficient quantity for fuel.
Water g«od For drinking purposes and
gas ai.d oil are all coming out of the
Hawkins will in separate pipes, Mr. Filler
said. Fuel for a second weR is being ob-
tained from tint first.
Illinois Frodsteers have 50,000 acres un-
der lease, Mr, Hefiberg said, which will
be perpetua ted by oil and gas production
in paying quantities. The El Pasoans who
visited the wellis believe a big field will
he developed in the vicinity of Roswell on
both rids if tlie river.—El Paso Herald.
FORT STOCKTON FIELD
(Port Stockton Pioneer)
- fPke Quiiiby No. 1 weR oa section 19,
block 140, T. 8: St. L railway, was treat-
ed to two forty-efum doses of nitroglycerine
the first cf the week. The object in
shooting that well was to straighten a crook-
ed hole, Itlie shots were a success and
the drill bit has since been going right
§|| “You will find on opposite ride of thi3
sheet description of some lands I own in
Reeves and Ward counties. When the
proper time Comes to sdl or lease, I want
to know the condition and expect to get
my information through the Enterprise.”
The editor*® old friend, Tom Garrard
of Midland, who has many friends all
ova this section of the country hesitates
long enough to dictate the following high-
|; hr appreciated letter. Assuring Tom that
p. tbit very self-same mean ox has gored
many other* all over this section, and
hoping the th. will soon be exterfiainated
from the face of the earth ami peace and
prosperity w£l] immediately follow, the let-
fe? is hereto attached:
JPp§'*I bind you herewith chock, for $2-00
to set up my subscription for your good
piper another year. It ia quite a treat
to me to ffead your paper and see the
origica! things you hare to say every once
togs while, and at tie same time keep
Tip with nty friend* in the Pecos valley.
* ■ Tour paper very highly and
to stay in good standing as well as
to help you out personally.
J. L FURR PURCHASES
THE BESSIRE STORE
J. L. Furr washover from Toyah Wed-
nesday and finally closed the deal where-
by he became owner of the late F. A.
Bessire store at Toyah, Mr. Furr has
leered the store building as well as the
Residence adjoining and has already mov-
ed his family over there and states that
he has a very satisfactory business.
Mr. Furr lived in Toyah for several
years and has many friends there who
will support him in his new undertaking.
This business is nothing new to him either
since he worked in the same store with
the Jzte Mr. Bessire for a considerable
length of time.
nation. A student. may make more than
four credits, and of course such will com-
mend him, but only four of such credits
will count towards graduation. This is
to say that we have a four year high school
with the same rank as heretofore. It »«
not definite just what courses will not be
offered this year. This will depend upon
the demand lor the different subjects.
It is certain that no courses will be of-
fered where there are not as many as
five demanding H. It is recommended
by the State Department of Education
that we give only one foreign language.
But this change at present would be im-
practicable since it would adrisabiy be
Latin that would be discontinued; and,
since only last year there was a large date
of beginners in Latin who would be de-
prived of any credit whatever by reason
of not having two yean of it. It is also
recommended by the department that we
might discontinue trigonometry and solid
geometry, but since this h not the year
for giving those two subjects this would
not affect us at preset*.
The change from eighteen to sixteen
credits will peeribly enable a few students
to finish this year* *ho otherwise would
not he able to. But anyone who does not
have as many as eleven credits cannot pos-
sibly finish this year. This change *ill
mean the discontinuance of correspondence
work, as it is evident that the standard
of the school would be lowered if such
were allowed when only tour credits a
year wore necessary. No student will be
considered 4n good standing with the
school who is taking tom than tour sub-
jects. In fact, this will be required of all.
I dess some students because of conflicts
or other reasons were unable to take more.
Other changes will be announced in
next week** paper. These changes will
affect only a small per cent of the stu-
dents, and we do not believe that they
lower our standing appreciably. Everv
boy and girl who is not a high school
graduate owes it to himself and his com-
munity to enter school September 10 —
R- B. NORMAN.
Mrk- G. B. Finley is at home from a
visit during the summer with her mother
and other relative* in San Asgdo, and
from a later visit with her husband at the
ren and lecture by Mr*. Alice B. Kline
Thursday, September 6.
9:00-9:20- Opening Exercise— Rev. J.
M. Garner. ~ -
# 9:20*9:50— What the Superintendent
and What the Community Expects of a
Teacher.—Miss Alice McKeraie.
9:50-10:20— Intramural and Extramural
Athletics Compared at to Value— J. R.
High School— Cost Elements in High
School Subjects— F. P, Guenther.
Teaching of Foreign Relations an Es-
sential Part of High School Instruction—
F. P. Guenther.
High School and Intermediate Joint
Session— Subject to be selected by Mrs.
12:00-l :00—Luncheon. ,
1:00-1:40— The Educational Outlook in
Our State at Present and What the School
Survey Will Do to Awake the People to
the Value arid Needs of the School— F.
P. Guenther. *
1:40-2:20— Citizenship Through ihe
Schools—R. B. Norman.
High School—Science. Hr
Intermediate—x Subject selected and dis-
cussed by F. P. Guenther.
Primary— Mrs. Kline in charge.
Friday, September 7
9:00-9:20^- Opening Exercise. Special
9:20-10:00— Interscholastic League-
Open Discussion— Organization bv Coun-
10:00*10:20— The Teachers’ Library
and the T. S. T, A.—F, P. Guenther
10:35-12:00— Resolutions and Faculty
forepart of the *
100 feet of croo!
was spoil ia ,;n
been put iu to
hole and which
They »re •gun
2^ ***” *
Primary— The Personality of the Fri-
mm Teacher— Mrs. Alice B. KRne.
The Supervision of Study—Mr*. Alice
Wednesday, September 5
9:00*9:20- Opening Exercise- - Rev. J.
9:20-9:50— The Object and ^future of
Educational Surveys and Measure*rvents in
AH Their Phases— F. P, Guenther.
1^9:50-10:20— Teacher Training*— Pre».
10:20-1 (hS "-Reces*.
High School and Intermediate Joint
Session— The Function of Education in
Vocational Guidance— Striking a Balance
Between the Cultural and Utilitarian Ele-
ments— F. P. Guenther.
Primary— Games Suited and Designed
to Teaching Various Primary Subject*—
Mrs. Alice B, Kline.
How Children May Come to Like School
—Mrs. Alice B. Kline.
1:00-1:40— Teaching Poetry in the
Grades- Pres. H. W. Mcretock.
1:40-2:20— The Teaching Profession in
Texas— F. P. Guenther.
2:35*3:4$— General Session.
Demonstrated intelligence cost of dfciid*
making deep tests of them U aecesa
It ia understood idiat the Hershesosi
teresu Karo only given mhtmM
win enable thtse people ta yi|i qay
ATION FOR TEACHERS*
ruination for teachers* certificates
last Friday and Saturday at the
Mfs. Wylie Qnle, who Is county
of the hoard. The following
■tkipants in the examination:
ry Miller; Missel ‘paroline Solli-
ma Alexander, Ftoena Vaughan,
*y, Velma O'Brien, Mabelto Mills,
»©r and Hire Roberson.
b went up in Arizona last
f weeks* sojourn.
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