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Prints All Official County News WA-KEENEY, KANS., JANUARY 30. 1915 3 6th Year Number 4 8 A Brief History of the Early Daya of the Golden Belt Teachers ' Association (By Hudson Harlan) . I have been asked to write a history or rather some reminiscences of the Golden Belt Educational Association. A movement toward organizing this association began ' with the district associations movements which took place early in the 80's, usually carried out by those who . took interest and attended the state association. At the State Teachers' Association in 1882 December 28 the Smoky Hill "Teachers' Association was organized in the Senate Hall by the election of J. B. Corbett of Bunker Hill, tempo rary president, and C. T. Pickett, Ellsworth, temporary secretary also the election of an executive commit tee composed of prominent teachers. The counties comprised Ellsworth, Lincoln, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Ellis and counties westward and ' was faceitiously called "The Cross Coun ty Teachers' -Association" from the snaps of counties included. The first meeting was held at Ells worth, January 26, 1883; the second at Russell, February 1884 and the third at Wilson, March 1885. Among the names of the officers we note Dr. VV. Bishop, Salina; C. T. Pickett, Ells worth; N. Coover, Wilson; W. C. Stevenson, Hays; J. R. Bickerdyke, Bunker Hill; Geo. W. Combs, Wa Keeney; and many others whom the older teachers will remember. For some reason the association fell by the way and to partially fill the gap, Joint associations were held at vari ous times. The first I remember was held at Ellis, in March 1886 through Joint co-operation of Superintendent Boyd and Rich.. Again Boyd and A. B. Baker, superintendents, . held meeting in Ellis, March 1890, and Grass and Peacock at Wa-Keeney in 1892 and again in Eliis in 1893 At the call of J. R. Bickerdyke for Xhe re-organization of the Smoky Hill Association, a committee met for this purpose at Wa-Keeney, being composed of J. R. Bickerdyke, Supt. Peacock, and Mrs. Barton 3-; Logan find organized the association naming it the Golden Belt. . The counties composing it were Ellsworth and -counties extending west on the Onion Pacific. . The first meeting was held in Wa-Keeney, December 1893, Mr. Bickerdyke being the president. ... The second meeting was held at Hays, .November 30, 1894; third at Ellis, 1895, and then for a period the - Association fell to a state of "inocu ous desuitude" and a joint, meeting was held at Ellis, February, 1900, w here Professor Strong or Ellis and myself decided to attempt the revival of the Golden Belt Association if possible. Fot this purpose we met with the superintendent of Russell COURNEY'S Hair Dressing Parlor In rooms above the store we will open a Hair Dress ing Parlor, beginning Wednesday, January 27th. . Miss Alma having completed her correspondence coarse Jty a week of personal work in one of the best parlors in Kansas City is prepared to meet the demands of such a parlor with first class work. .. . -, . - - . " ." Phene 64 : . t Have . You Ever Is A .man stopped ia the bank . the other day and said "About three months ago I sent Sam Jones of Salem $15.00 ia currency in payment of a note owed him. The money was a five and ten dollar bill. He did not send me the note and I thought he would give it to me the next time he saw me, but today he writes me for the $15.00." Just then Mr. Brown stepped in saying, "Last summer I bought a draft of you for $20.00 to Sam Jones of Salem to y uiui iur uuk wiu uu w .A'did not think about the note has come back. -We found the draft, the day it was endorsed by Mr. Jones and Mr. Brown received his note. The first man bought a draft for $15.00 and also got his note but it cost him $30.00. - When you send money Tise our drafts and pay once only. At. The Wa-Keeney State Bank Another THE GREAT CLEARANCE SALE is only half over. After a week of RECORD BREAKING SALES, some lines are out, but we are bringing up reserve bargains that we have kept back for the second week of this (MM You will find new bargains in every department. Some lines that have not moved well, will be Repriced Miles Lower than at first. In order to get the full benefit of this sale you got to COME AND KEEP COMIMG! Just note the specials on these eight items listed below. There are EIGHT HUNDRED MORE that we have'nt space to tell you about These prices are all in effect NOV. $1.98 &5c. Mercerised Gaberdine, j FllTS , Corsets' navy, red, brown, this week i - . - M - " " - All American Beauty Corsets Five Dollar Values priced at 14C $13.00 Vicuna Set this $1.00 regular, this week, start of sale $2.93. All colors, week at $10.98 69c Messaline and Taffeta some Galatea, nice range of colors. $10.oo Iceland Fox Set All American Beauty $1.50, . , -p . regular 20c value, this week . ' . -C jlo 2.00, 2.50. and 3.00 regular with Jersey tops. this week at $6.48 ... m , . . ... price, this week. Women's Silk Petticoats 14C $6.50 Jap Wolf Set $4.98 89c 79c I 98c I $9.98 10.66 Wright Health Underwear, 2 All.'. Misses and Womens All Mens Overcoats, all sizes Only two Coats left. - This piece, air sizes, regular $1.50 Sweaters, red, blue and white, , f , - price is below-cost. Former value, ranging .from $1.50 to $3.00 - ana tabrics. ly $20.00 Mens Wool Underwear Sweaters " Mens Overcoats :','"' Fur Coats in September and prepared -a program of Golden Belt which met in Russell the following November and from the interest shown the friends of the Association judged that the Golden Belt had come to stay, ' and so it proved, as the subsequent history shows. By virtue of my position I became acting president and had the honor of getting my picture in the School Journal. rom this time on there was no. gaps, no lack of enthusiasm. The Golden Belt grew in territory and! numbers holding meetings at various j places until in 1910 it was decided to have meetings permanently, estab- : Been In This writes me wanting ms money before, please see if "the draft WeeR Of oammi Trego lished at Hays at the Normal school there. And so they ought to be-for all school interests of the -west are located there. :v The Smoky Hill Association had usually an attendance of about SO The Golden Belt in its first stages a bout 150 the attendance seldom, fall ing below this. One member became State Superintendent and many ! others attained position of proml- nence in educational, or business lines.-- ' I remember at one of our meetings a speaker emphasized the fact that teaching should not be made a stepping stone but a life profession. At the close' of his address a stand ing vote was called for of all present who expected to make teaching their life work. Three ladies had the nerve to stand up one of them was en- i gaged to be married at the time and ; we knew she was teaching her last term, and we strongly suspected the other two. However I will say that both of the last mentioned are still honored members of the profession. It was at Hays , that I was duly elected treasurer. Some of the for mer treasurers had departed leaving no balance behind. But I turned up at Ellis next year with a balance of $1.85. Teachers did not get big wages those days and - so the Association balance was never big enough to get away on. . - It was also at Ellis that the Incident mentioned by Miss Stradal in the Teachers' Column, occurred the winning of Trego of. theN spelling prizes. J. B. Peacock, however, wen the third prize and not Mrs. Taylor as stated although I believe she too would have won a priie if any ' more had been offered. In fact Trego not -only took all the prizes but would have taken more and besides had the satisfaction of knowing- three of our best spellers were at home. Mr. Bickerdyke arranged the contest and selected the list of words. This now. I understand, is done by. Judge Bup- penthal who is considered the leader J in the mastery of the words of our language in this section of the state. (6 Numb ! Juicy Banrgsiflims ! ! Mr. Bickerdyke said thathe gnessed Trego had put up a job on him but the fact was that we had all learned to spell under the old oral system of teaching that subject. Other meth ods in teaching have- doubtless im proved but they have not improved in that particular. .:" , - I will close this . article by extend ing thanks to Judge Peacock whose well kept records I have consulted to refresh my memory on several doubt ful points and by writing a little cryptogram as a diversion showing "some" English spelling: - Our coun ty superintendent will give a nice prize to the first pupil of the public school . who sends her a correct rendering. . - ; A CRYPTOGRAM Ann Owed Tomb. Eye Buoy. . Who Daze . Hears two hours cool so fears sago, In witch weal earned" tour Eden's pell, ... . .. Too wright ailing wedge awl dune oh Sew easel leal urned whence Study dwell Ail lack thee buoy augur earl ink lined, . . .. Twos penned hissed thyme inn idyl weighs ' ; Nor add wasp paired .oot reign them mined Meant taw towers cool sin old end daze- - ' So youth full tied deas sow too chute Men t wirk toot each butt eye wreak awl " ' " ? Own lea suite dais sum lessen soot . ' Ace Enoch' play sin Thyme's treat haul. " '' ': ' '- NaUea at Tea chw' Examination The regular. Teachers' Examina tion will be held Friday and Satur day, January 29-30 beginning at 7:30 a. m. Caskis A, SntADAt, County Superintendent- Subscribe for .the World oldest pa per in the county. - off SALE C MRS. D. B. KRAUS ENTERTAINS - On "Friday evening, January 22nd, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Kraus entertain ed a number of friends at a seven o'clock dinner party complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Givler before their departure for an extended trip throughout the west. Mrs. Kraus, who is second to none in the culinary arts, prepared a din ner that could not fail to . please the most fastidious. Her table appoint ments were perfect in every respect and especially pleasing was the cen ter piece of fern and fruits - A deli cious turkey dinner was served, in three courses. After a pleasant hour at the table the guests assembled in the parlor where games and music where" enjoyed until a late hour. In the animal modeling game Miss Car rie " Stradal won first prize a hand some hand painted cup and saucer. The guests departed at a late hour all feeling that the evening had in deed been a delightful one.. The guests invited were: Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Givler, Mr. and Mrs. F. C.Woll ner, Mr. and Mrs J. G. Hiison, Mr. and Mrs. Chase Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J.' H. Heckman, Miss Carrie Stradal and Prof. James Winchester. Will Ba in Wa-Keeney, Feb 8U Should "you or your child . need medical or surgical; treatment of the eye, ear, nose or throat, or require gl assess, make a date with Dr. M. Jay Brown, (Watson building,) Sa lina, Kans., or see him at the Ameri can House, February 8. 1915. EXPERT WATCH ETAIRINC i New jewelry, made of your, old gold. A stock of stan dard quality goods always , .; on hand. Mail orders sol icited. A. S. TREGER JEWELER " "' : " Wa-Keaney. - Two Shows Tha Farmers Co-aparative Airitian Moating - The annual meeting of the Farm ers Co-operative association of Trego County met at the court house, Mon day, January 25, 1915, at 2 o'clock p. m. The meeting was called to order by the president, J. M. Kinker, over 100 members were present. " The secretary's report on financial condition was read and accepted, and the directors announced a 25 per cent dividend on the business transacted - by members for past six months. Af ter discussion the association voted -to issue a stock dl vidend thus increasing-working capital of store. Owing to the purchase of elevators . the present capitalization a as deemed inadequate and the association voted to increase it to 820,000. " - The work of the officers was indors ed by re-electing them for another year by acclamation. W. C. P. Rhoades with A; G. Schwanbeck alternate, was elected delegates to represent the county at the state meeting of the F. E. C. U. which meets at Topeka, February 3. The membership of this association has doubled in the last month, and this meeting was the most enthusias tic and the best attended of any meet ing everheld. .; In connection with the elevators recently purchased of Ross & Waldo, the association expect to continue the implement business with tha same men in charge. . . W. C. P. Rroadk8, - Secretary: Notica ' Notice is given that bids will be received at the county clerk's office in . Trego county, Kans., on February 6, -1915, for steel ceiling to be used on the ceiling of the court room and 5 Other small rooms. Also bids w ill be received at tha -same time and places for all material and labor to be used in erecting said .steel ceiling and. painting walls, of said rooms. Plans and specifications on file at couty clerk's office the board reserves the right to reject any and all bidsV - S. A. Newcomer, Chairman, Board County Commission ers. Adv 43 2t. ' . s For loans on your lands go and see " the Wa-Keeney State Bank 48 3t. MARKET REPORT Kansas City Stock Yards, January 26, 1915. Receipts of cattle are mod erate this week, and the market seems to be getting on a better basis for sellers. Killing cattle sold strong to 10 higher yesterday, some sales of stockers and feeders 15 higher, and , heavy beef steers, which have been the weakest selling item on the list,, closed 10 to 15 higher today. There ; was some excitement among traders -today because of the new order from B." A. I. agents closing Chicago to outbouncL shipments. This order will throw orders for live stock for the Eastern killers, heretofore filled at Chicago, or other markets, espec ially to Kansas City because of tha , larger supply here, and the effect will be beneficial to shippers as it will en large the demand here. Some good native steers brought $8.50 here today, bulk of the steers S7.40 to 98.25, most of the good cows around $6, good heifers S7.25 to S8, top veals $10.50. Quarantine receipts aTe very light, and not very good quality, steers this week selling at S6 to $7.05. Stock steers are strong today, largely at $6.60 to $7.35, some good. -TSew Mexico yearlings at $7.85.. and choice native yearlings at $8, feeders steady, at $7 to $7.75. : , : , - ,-'".-". Hogs sold 10 lower today, receipts 19000 head. Chicago - went to pieces' after the order i as. ' made- closing: that market, and -trading here was influenced by . uncertainty In "the situation, top here $6.70, : bulk $0 55 to $6.65, bulk In Chicago $6.50 to $6.80. Order buyers bought bogs more free ly this week, and the new order ate Chicago w ill, of course, enlarge that branch of the trade very much. Quality of. bogs is very good, and average weight last week was 20S pounds, six pounds above, previous week's average, and heaviest in any week for several months. Sheep and lambs sold 15 to 25 high er today, receipts 9500 head. Several lots of lambs brought $3.60, and the good ewes sold at $6 to $6.20, some wethers at $6.50, yearlings $7.60. These prices are ' all considerably a bove recent levels, the advance beingr due to light supplies around the mar ket circle. " Outside the ordinary fluctuations, strong prices should bat the rule at the sheep house. : ; '" v ; J. A.Rickart, , Market Correspondent , Wa-Keeney, Kansas.