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i Official Paver of U. S. Land Once Noften; Limn Cc'inly, and (he Oil J O ' Demfog. DEMING HEADLIGHT Deming, Luna County, New Mexico, Friday, August 23, 1918 For 36 Yenr. Democratic lu Politic*. Volume 36, Number 49 COUNTY AGENTS AT LAS VEGAS PLAN WAR ON PRAIRIE DOGS tf \ Responsible for Agricultural Development of New Mexico Hold an Enthusiastic Convention,- When Many of the Farmers' Needs Are Discussed. Tomorrow Is Registration Day All male persons who have reached eir twenty-flrst birthday since June 1918, and on or before August 24, 18, must register on August 24, 1918. These men should consult with local aft boards as to how and when they ould register. It is apprehended that unless some stincilve method of announcing the ugust registration is adopted it will lost sight of amid the publicity at will attend consideration by con- ress of the new draft age law and reparation for the registration next onth of those who will be included in e new age limits." East Las Vegas, N. M. f Aug 17.-Agricultural agents from all the northern counties of New Mexico have been in annual conference here all this week, the meeting following the convention of the southern county agents held at the State Agricultural College last week. Both meetings have been of statewide interest and importance to farmers and stockmen since the agents have had under consideration development and constructive plans of a far reaching nature. Both meetings have been attended by A. C. Coolcy, State Director of Extension work, J. W, Knorr, assistant in extension direction, and other specialists of the extension department. The meetings here were held in ona of the lecture rooms of the Now Mexico Normal University, loaned by President Frank H. H. Roberts, who also delivered the opening address of the session, speaking on "America." One of the most important of the subjects taken up at the meeting here was the New Mexico co-onerative campaign to eradicate prairie-dogs, featured by an address by Dr. S. E. Piper, of the U. S. Biological Survey, director of the work in New Mexico, and discussion led by Dr. Piper and Duane Stonier, also of the Survey. County agents generally have been co-operating closely in the prairie-dog eradication campaign. Their unanimous conclusion, after hearing Dr. Piper, was that co-operation in future must be more thorough. The county agents were enthusiastic in commendation of the results accomplished. Dr. Piper, in course of the carefully prepared statement covering the campaign, showed that wherever the work has been performed under supervision not less than 85 per cent of the dogs ,. J -ave been, killed. lie cited many indi- ,dual cases in which the simple poison leratton carried out has put an end i serious inroads on crops, and to * otWr cases where lands, long unplanted because of recurrent annual damage by dogs, are again producing good corn and bean crops. In nearly every case where extermination has been undertaken by individuals the efforts hav , failed. In practically every case th co-operative effort has been successful The speaker showed that little or no possibility exists that live stock can poisoned by the grain used against the dogs if it is properly distributed, al though close supervision is necessary to make sure that poison la not being exposed in dangerous quantities by CO' operation. "A report of the serious effect o. prairie-dog poisoning on quail," said the Speaker, "emanated from near Santa Fe June 3rd, was widely published in the state, and attracted much attention Investigation proved that no poisonet quail had been found. Careful atten tion has been given by field men to the possibility that quaii might be destroy ed, but only a single bird has thus fa: been reported, and this is a questionabli case. That quail have not been notice ably reduced in numbers on the poison ed area, is good proof that the poison ed grain is not affecting them." The speaker showed that the use o poisoned grain in large co-operation campaigns must be carefully guarded illustrating his statement by citing accidents in the campaign of June 30th all of which were caused by careless ness on the part of co-operators ii handling poisoned grain in bulk. Dr. Piper showed that investigatio: up to this time indicated the tota prairie-dog infestation in this stat to be about 7, 500,000 acres, being light er and more widely scattered than ha been expected in the northern part o the state. The speaker's concluslo was that if a. field force of about twen ty-five trained men can be malntalne under funds advanced by the govern ment, the state and counties to wor" in conjunction with the county agents the task loses its enormous aspecl and should be practically accomplish^ within the third year from the begin ning of the initial campaign. Practically all of Tuesday was give to the prairie-dog eradication discus sion, the county agents pledging the! full co-operation in the work. "Wednesday morning was given to discussion of the county farm burea organization plans, and a resolutio was adopted favoring a national cam palgn for the organization of sue bureaus. New Mexico now has ten we osjanized county farm bureaus. Thes ai'a in Union, Coif ax, San Miguel, Sa Juan, Befnalillo, Dona Ana, Chave \4dy Luna and Curry counties. Other 'are being planned, and it is confidentl Expected that the farmers of caeh coua i ty in New Mexico will bo organize In these bureaus within another yea The remainder of Wednesday was do voted to crop reporting and statistic led by Dr. R. F. Hare. Federal cro estimator for New Mexico, and to discussion of publications of the count agents and farm bureaus, and genera publication methods, lod by H. B. Hen ing, of Albuquerque. Thursday was devoted to the winte wheat campaign throughout the Stat and to an address by State Food Ad mlnlatiator. R. C. Ely. Friday and Saturday, the concludln days of the convention, were given t the New Mexico Pinto Bean Assocla tion, an organisation which has pract cally succeeding In solving tho proble of marketing the New Mexico bean cro on a basis profitable to the grower. The meetings here this weak, an Jugh H. Williams Is a Father Hugh H. "Williams, .chairman of the :a'te corporation commission, has ritten to his friends in Deming tell- ig of the arrival of a fine ten and a uarter pound baby boy at his home Santa Fe on August llth. The aby has been named Hugh H. Wilams, Jr. Mr. Williams received the ood news while he was attending the Â·and lodge of the Knights of Pythias t Detroit. Â»ocal Bronco Buster Wins Pattco Kiser, better known here as iheyenne, won second money in' the ronc-i ousting contest at the round- p at Magdalena last week. Cheyenne s now a member of the headquarters ompany of the 134th infantry and Is oping .for an early transfer from lamp Cody to the firing line, Leonard Â·troud, who is also well known here, ook first prize In the bronco riding on test at Magdalena. Luna to Supply Eighteen Laborers J. H. Wagner, federal state director f the public service reserve, has an- lounced the quotas for the different Bounties in New Mexico for the 585 unskilled laborers that the state is .sked to furnish for the nation's labor leerts Luna county will have to supply eighteen men. Stretching the Hunting Season Considerable discussion has been irou3ed by the new federal migratory bird law, which includes doves, and hich sets the open season as September 1 to December 15. State Game Warden Rouault says he received this announcement from the Jnited States Department of Agricul- ure, and states that in as much as a great amount of publicity has been given the state law, which opens the season August 10, and due to the fact that the regulations were not received n sufficient time to give the necessary publicity for the guidance of sportsmen, he proposes to permit the season is covered by the New Mexico game laws,'that is, August 1C. No one will be molested for h u n t i n g ifter that date as far as his department is concerned, but it is proposed to enforce the new federal regulations after this season. The open season for clucks, geese ind brant will be from October 16 to January 31. The limit on all kinds of clucks is twenty-five per day, and on Â·ecse and brant eight per day. at Las Cruces the week before, have been in striking contrast with the first annual convention ot the New Mexico county agents, held at the Agricultural College in August. 1916. At this first meeting eight men were present, Including Mr. Cooley. the director. More than sixty men actively employed In the extension department and county agent work have attended the two meet ings just closed, and have been able in these meetings to show results accomplished fully commensurate with the growth of the organization. There are now twenty-seven county agricultural agents, one for each county in the state except Roosevelt county. There arc five assistant county agents, eight home demonstration ag'ts thirty-three paid county club leaders, and an organization totalling approximately one hundred men and women. These include in the central organization of the extension work, a marketing- expert, a poultry expert, a veterinarian, a dairy expert, an expert on insect pests, and a farm labor specialist, all of whom are constantly at work in the field. From a struggle to secure cooperation for, tho first county agent appointed in September, 1914, a majority of the counties would prefer to do without almost any county officer, if necessary, to continue the county agents' work. Political Gossip From State Capital Indicates That Pot Has Started to Boil WOULD ABOLISH FOREIGN NAMES FOR SHIPS Amsterdam, Aug. 22.--The re-naming of tho German ships seized in American ports causes the Weser Keitung of Bremen to question whether in future Gorman ships should ever be given foreign names again. Even names such as. President Lincoln and President Grant the paper says, have become impossible. It asks, "Can anyone imagine a liner named the President Wilson built on a German yard and flying the black, white and red colors?" W. D. De Crocker, who left here several months ago to return to his old home in Michigan, la now working with one of the large milling concerns back Inc-re and Is helping to grind out the mill's daily output of 30,000 pounds of Hour. Paper Situation Is Serious. The following: letter from the Western Woodenware Company of El Paso, the jobbing house from which the Headlight buys its paper stock both for printing the newspaper and for various lines used in job work, shows that -the present situation in the paper market Is hectic, to say the least, and it furnished complete justification, in one respect, for the decision that was reached by the management of the Headlight to discontinue the publication of the daily edition: "El Paso, Tex., Aug. 14, 1918. "The Deming Headlight, "Deming, New Mexico. "Gentlemen: "We have your interesting letter of August 13th, and are more than pleased to see that, at least one of our customers is sufficiently interested in market conditions at the present time to ask for a true and frank statement regarding same. "To begin with, as you undoubtedly realize, prices are extremely high. This holds good with not only paper, but piitutically every other commodity that is bought and sold, the paper situation being probably not any more affected than a good many others, but in as much as you and ourselves are vitally interested in paper, it is to that that our attention is most pointedly directed. "The paper situation is, therefore, as we can see it, as follows: "Prices are going to continue to advance, of that you can be absolutely assured. This is brought about by several reasons, the most prominent being: a shortage of labor and a shortage of fuel. "You, of course, realize to what we can attribute the shortage of labor, and the shortage of coal Is brought about by the fact that we are requiring an enormous amount of it for transportation purposes, both in this country and to carry our soldiers and supplies over seas. "The War Industries Board of the United States is requiring all paper manufacturers to file with them all the data they have as to the ultimate use to which their papers will be put so as to ascertain whether or not this industry can be put on the priority list. While the manufacture of a great many sizes, weights and grades of paper will be eliminated, all indications point to the fact that the paper industry will, to a large extent, be given preference over a good many other industries, and as newspapers are absolutely essential to the welfare of any community, the manufacture of this particular grade of paper will not be curtailed to the extent of working- any great hardship on any of our worthy publications. As you undoubtedly know, all newspapers throughout the country have advanced their subscription rates and their advertising rates, which is only just and right, and we are sure that a thriving community like Deming and the Mimbres valley will stand by any legitimate advances in subscription and advertising rates that you may be forced to put on owing to advances that you yourself have had to stand. "It is barely possible that the supply of better grade of news print sucli as you are now using may be cut off and you may be forced to use the ordinary paper for your publication. "The ordinary grade of news print is selling for 7c per pound, f. o. b. El Paso, and your Arlington is \\ orth 8c, f. o. b. Bl Paso. Not knowing: your consumption, we are unable to state how long this will last you, arid even though, as stated above, it will be necessary for you to discontinue using this better grade of paper, we will always endeavor to have an ample supply of the ordinary news. "Bond papers, fiats, book papers, cardboards, etc., are going to be affected, and in fact have been affected to a greater extent than news print, and they are also going to be much harder to procure than news print, and our earnest advice to all customers using papers of this class is to look us far into the future as possible. We tire receiving advances every day on them and there is nothing left for us to do but to pass them on. "We are glad, indeed, to be given this opportunity to go into the situation with you thoroughly, and only wish that more of our customers would ask us for similar expressions, and we wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the many favors shown us in the past. "Yours truly, "WESTERN WOODENWA'RE COMPANY, "By Chas. B. Stambaugh." Clark Buys a , Threshing Machine The last obstacle In the way of planting wheat In the Mhnbres Valley has been removed through the purchase jy the Deming Boiler Mills, of a threshing machine. Any farmer in the valley who has now or who will have In the fall any wheat to be threshed, can bring it to the Roller Mills and Jftave it run through the thresher there. John T. Clark, the manager of the Mills, is doing everything in his power to encourage the growing of wheat in Luna county, and the farmers should realize this and endeavor to co-operate with Mr. Clark for the development of this line of agriculture. To Make Drive for $135,000,000 San Antonio, Texas.--The week of November 11 has been set for the great union war fund drive to raise $135,000, 000 for war work of the Young Men's Christian Association, The Young Women's Christian Association, the War Camp Community Service and the American Library Association, according to an announceznent received here from the representatives of the - four organizations. The Young Men's Christian Association will receive $100,000,000 from the fund and the Young Women's Christian Association $15,000,000, the War Community Service $15,000,000 a Library Association $3,500,000. EIGHTY-FOUR STUDENTSNOW ENROLLED FOR WAR COURSES the Its Gargle Parade Now London, Aug. 22.--"Gargle Parade" has been added to the numerous medical parades which American soldiers iave to submit to in camp. This has become necessary owing to the prevalent wave of influenza. About 5.45 Â· ch morning the men are required to cleanse their throats with an antiseptic solution. Prof. Taylor Teaches Soldiers Santa Pe, N. M., Aug. 22.--Just before ;he meeting of the State committees of both great political parties of the Hate there is considerable tal\k of ioth policies and candidates. It is prac- ically accepted that so far as the democrats are concerned the campaign will bo as short as it is possible to make it, and the one great vote-getter will be he "support the President" issue. The short campaign is now desirable for the democrats, because for the first time n a long- time thoy will have sufficient iunds to meet expenses, and have the administration with them. A democrat who watches things political with considerable interest gives us the following ticket for the repub- licanc. United States senate, A. B. Fall, of Otero; Congress, W. E. Lindsay, of Roosevelt; Governor, Ed. Otero, of Valencia, or a dark horse; treasurer, W. D. Murray, of Grant; Supreme Court, Juo.se Herbert Raynolds, of Bernalillo; state land commissioner, B. C. Hernandez, of Rio Arriba; attorney general, probably O. A. Larruzolo, of San Miguel; superintendent of public instruction, J. H. Wagner, of Dona Ana; secretary of state, Lorenzo Delgado, of San Miguel. The same a*alUoi ity says the republicans have decided to send no instructed delegations, unless the onti.usiasm for some home idol is too great to be controlled, but that the men named will probably will be the ones selected. He says that with uninstruotcd delegates in the convention it will be impossible for Catron to get the nomination for the senate if Fall should finally refuse. He believes the democrats will line up as follows. Senate, R. H. Hanna G. A. Richardson; Congress, Antonio Lucero, of San Miguel; governor, Felix Garcia, of Rio Arriba or a dark horse, odds on tho dark horse; treasurer, H. L. Hall, of R*o Arriba; supreme court, R. H. Hannn, if not nominated for the senate; attorney general, Hurry Pat ton, of Curry; .state land commissioner, Win. Atkinson, of Chavez. The democrats are not as well off for de- sirable candidates as the republicans are just at this writing, but the lists will be crowded a little later. Walton is the disturbing factor, as if he insists upon trying for the senate he may upset the present plans, which do not include the nomination of the Grant county man for the United States senate. A CORRECTION More than two thousand soldiers from Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona are attending school daily at Camp Travis, most of these being illiterates and foreigners. Secretary of War Baker's order that men who lacked sufficient knowledge of Bnglisb, or who were unable to read-or-write should go to school, has led to the formation of a teaching- force of 7 paid teachers, 38 military men detailed as instructors, and 76 volunteer teachers. the direction of J. These are B. Taylor, Army In last week's issue of the Headlight it .was stated that Miss Jessie Secrest of Hermosa, N. M. was visit- ng friends in Deming and Luna county, among- them being M.'s. Robert Kornegay, Mrs. Kornegay states, however, that she is not acquainted with Miss Secrest and has never heard of her, arid she is at a loss to undrestand how the mpression \vas created that sbe was entertaining the latter. The story was turned in to the Headlight by a reporter who had reason to believe that the information was accurate. Y. M. C. A. educational secretary for Camp Travis, and former principal ( f the Deming schools. Mr. Taylor has, among his assistants C. F. Girard of the "University of Oklahoma, as well as severs.' i (locators from San Antonio's schools. Rocent nows from Washington thxt a division would be foiined and trained at Camp Travis has led to a big increase in the study of French, while several other classes are studying advanced mathematics, technical subjects and advanced English. Several of the classes are held in the Army "Y" buildings, while -others are conducted in the barracks. New Mexico University Expects to Have One Hundred and Fifty Young Men Preparing for Army Service When the Fall Term Opens. Albuquerque, N. M., Aug. 21.--Eighty- four students have enlisted up to today in the Students' Army Training Corps, and have designated the University of New Mexico as the college which they propose to attend for the work oÂ£ combined military training and college education. Enlistments have pro- ressed much more rapidly than hart been anticipated. The army corps students have come from' practically every county in the state More enlistments are being received daily. The telegram received from Adjutant General McCain removed the las;, possibility of question as to the uje of HIP University as a training school Later in the week official announcement was made from ( Washington that the University of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Military Institute, at Koswell, had been designated for the work in this state. "Your institution having satisfied conditions prescribed, steps will, be taken at once to establish a unit of the Students' Army Training corps. An officer of the United States army will be detailed and upon arrival will proceed with the organization of your unit. Uniforms, overcoats and other equipment will be shipped at an early date. (Signed) "McCain. Adjutant General." Another telegram has since been received by the University asking information as to its opening date so that uniforms, equipment, etc., may bo shipped in time to reach Albuquerque for .he opening. President David R. Boyd left this week for San Francisco to attend the meeting there of the heads of educational institutions where units of the Students' Army Training corps will be maintained. At this meeting outlines vill be perfected of the work to be done Others who will attend from New Mexico are President A. D. Crile, of the Agricul tural College, and Col. J. W. Willson, of the Military Institute. The University today received a letter from Robert Ernest Vinson, president of the University of Texas, and recently appointed Regional Director of the Students' Army Training- corps for Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona, in which he says, in part. "The committee has presented to the general staff and to the Secretary of Pittsburg Boxer Gets Praise OVF1CRH SLAIN' BY GRENADE First Lieut. Olaf B. Damni, Co. G, 136th infantry, was instantly killed on Tuesday when a hand grenade exploded in a trench in which he was standing, while a squad was practicing bomb throwing. A non-commissioner officer who was in the trench with Lieutenant Damm at the time escaped injury, but was taken to the hospital suffering from shell shock. Lieut. Geo. B. Damm, a brother of the slain officer, was the first to find his body after the explosion. It is supposed that the accident occurred as result oi a bad throw by.ono of the men In the section that was engaged in bombing practice. The parents of l*iuuiuiiuni Damm had been here on a visit of several days w i t h their two sons and had left for their home in Austin, Minn., on Tuesday morning 1 . Paris, Aug. 22,--Forced in close bayonet gfthting to use the butt uf his gun across the head of a boche to lay him low, Terry Murphy, the Pittsburgh lightweight, unable to recover his gun rapidly enough next swung his right fist upon a German Lieutenant who was ready to draw upon him and knocked the Hun into unconsciousness. It was Terry's first knockout in France. Terry's unit was brigaded with the French in the sector about Chateau Thierry. He was one of hundreds of volunteers from his regiment to seek duty in the front line. It was the Intention at first to have the volunteers proceed brigaded with French battalion. Thoy were given their proper formation and told to advance with the French poilus only to a certain point, the idea being- to familiarize them with actual fire. Further advance was to be made by the poilus leaving the American volunteers behind. At the point they were to stop, they were overcome with eagerness, \\ent right along with the poilus and made a creditable showing. SANDSTORM DIVISION ADOPTS BISON HEAD CREST The 34th division, officially known as the Sandstorm division, has chosen as its crest something very appropriate to the country where it has been trained and where the drouth of the past two and one half years has furnished many samples The crest is j of the article chosen, bleached bison head, War, zation program looking to the utili- of the faculties and physical reminiscent of the signature of Charles ; W. Russell, the famous painter of west- j ern pictures. j Photographs taken of tho division a few days ago, betore some of its units 'vere moved to other stations, show the crest formed by the grouping of the men, the illusion of the bleached bones of the head and the horns being brought out by having men with white caps or in their white under-shirts outline the skull. The words Honor, Duty and Country arc also brought out in white around the skull, and the remainder of the picture is made up of the dark tone of the khaki uniforms. Sixteen thousand men are in the picture which was taken by Newman, the photographer, and close to two thousand of them are used to form the crest and the motto of the division. The photograph is an excellent one, clear I distinct in every detail. J. A. Mahoney, Inc, has secured the selling agency for the pictu.es and the firm will also take orders for enlargements. L. R. Whitmore, the advertising man of of the Mahoney store, has made special window decorations for the display of the pictures, with a background of patriotic colors, and the crowds that atop to admire the pictures come vory close to blocking traffic on the sidewalk in front o* the store. equipment of the institutions designated as training schools, but details of this plan cannot be announced pending decision of the authorities in Washington. In the meantime, I would advise every boy in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona, 18 years of age and above, to make his plans to enter some higher educational institution next sesion." ' In the meantime, the University authorities are proceeding with the enlargement of facilities for engineering courses. The Institution already has a fully equ ipped department of chemistry, and special attention is being- directed to its equipment for giving preparatory courses in medicine, It is now confidently forecasted that the Institution will open on Oct- tobor 1st with 150 young- men enrolled in the Students' Army Training corps work. Considerable interest will be added to this work at the University by the 'fact that the first battalion of four companies of Home Guard, with the New Mexico 22-piece military band, has been established at Albuquerque by Adjutant Gener.il Baea, and will co-operate closely \vith the training work at the University. A state encampment of the New Mexico Home Guard will be held in Albuquerque for three weeks during November, under the direction of the regular army officers. Frank L. Landers, an employe of the Thompson Construction Company at Camp Cody, and Miss Grace Hattery of Collins, Iowa, were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harris at 414 South Platinum avenue on Monday evening by Rev. W. E. Foulks, INSTALLS FIRE SltJ.VAL Tho Base Hospital has just commenced the installation of un automatic Fire Alarm System, Tha svsteni, which consists of wires strung at inter- v-ils of a few feet along the ceiling is automatically set off by a rise of temperature at the rate of 300 degrees a minute for fifteen seconds. At the receiving- point a tape and indicator gives the location of the fire und bells at different points throughout the hospital grounds will notify tho Detachment Men so that they may all respond to the alarm. The notification of the fire will also be given at the same time to tho Deming Fire Department and the Booster Pump. WOMEN DEMONSTRATE ABILITY London, Aug. 22,--British women have proved their ability In the making of "tank" "parts, and in one factory the whole process of tank manufacture is now carried -n by women, says Miss Anderwon, Inspector of factories. Shipyard work is considered by Inspectors as "hard but healthy" while others see the same benefit to women in the heavy work of steel and Iron works , blast furnaces, brick -works smelter works. A foreman in chi.rg-e of a blast furnace said he would be willing to undertake any ferro-concrete work with women only. Fern Dwyer, who recently enlisted in the navy.is now at home on a ten day furlough, visiting relatives. CHILDREN RUNNING RISKS The practice of young boys, who are engaged in selling papers on the streets in the evenings, of running across in front of automobiles, is going to result in the death or serious injury of some of them. On Saturday night one little fellow, of not more than ten or eleven years old, had the narrowest kind of an escape when he started across Pine street, and if it had not been for the presence of mind of the driver of the car, he would have inevitably been run down and killed or Injured. Parents should impress on their boys who are selling papers that the street is no place to play, especially in tho downtown districts where the traffic is so thick. Many of the boys vary their paper selling work by all manner of horseplay, and run out on the streets without paying tb,e least attention to the risks they run, and if they should be hurt in any way of course the driver of the automobile that strikes them will be made to shoulder the blame that should property rent on the boys. , lEWSPAPERr NEWSPAPER!