wiais historical Society
VOL. XXXVIIL NO. 19
HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS , THURSDAY, APRIL. 11, 1918.
SUBSCRIPTION $150 PER YEAR
Your Fifty Dollar
It will protect 1,000 soldiers from smallpox, and 666
from typhoid. It will assure the safety of 139 wounded
soldiers from lockjaw, the germs of which swarm in Bel
It will render painless 400 operations, supply two
miles of banadages enough to bandage 555 wounds.
It will care for 160 injuries in the way of "first aid
It will furnish adhesive plaster and surgical gauze
enough to benefit thousands of wounded soldiers.
Every purchaser of a Liberty Loan Bond performs a
distinct individual service to his country and to our boys
fighting in France.
BUY BONDS TILL IT HURTS
The paving on Normal Avenue will
be completed this week.
C. M. Holmquist is moving his law
office into the rooms recently occu
pied by Dr. Haas.
Mrs. A. W. Tucker and daughter,
are here from Abilene, visiting her
sistsr, Mrs. Fred Miller.
Prof. T. M. Wood attended the
Methodist Conference at Downs, re
turning home on Sunday:
Mrs. Lee McKinzey returned this
woek from her visir to her husband
at Camp Pike in Arkansas.
Carl Stecklein returned Sunday
evening, from a trip to Kansas City,
Chicago and Kenocha, Wisconsin.
Geo. Starr has purchased the A.
A. Wiesner soda fountain and had it
installed at the Blue Goose resttau
rant. Blaine Sites, after a short fur
lough and visit with relatives hire'
has returned to camp ready to gc to
Gladys Miller, who teches the Star,
school west of town accompanied by
Ella Schoendaller Sundayed with
A. D. Gilkeson moved his law office
from the rear of Reed & Sons Gro
cery Store to the basement rooms of
the First Natinal Bank.
We understand that the restaurant
on West North Main Street which
has been run by Mrs. Wurst for some
time past has changed hands.
Mr. A. Winchester on Tuesday got
in a whole wagon load of nursery
trees and vines to fill the orders tak
en by him during the winter in this
Secretary Bolinger, of the Hays
Chamber of Commerce will go to
Junction City, Saturday, to attend a
meeting of the Golden Belt road as
sociation. Now that the Spring terms of
school are closing, many of the
teachers are returning here to their
Normal work, and the Mrs. Averill
rooming house on East Normal Ave
une is filing up, as ere others around
Blooms are appearing in the daffo
dil, the crocuss and the Iris beds on
the lawns around town showing
Spring is here. In some yards the
apricot and plum trees are in bloom,
with their pink and white blossoms
that look pretty.
The N. P. Gassmas residence on
East Normal Avenue is nearing com
pletion. The brick work is completed
and it is expected that the roof will
be put on by Saturday night. Justus
Bissing has the contract which is a
guarantee of good work. .
Farmer W. F. King of East Jun
iata Street, who has his ranch and
farm just west of Ellis, left on Tues
day evening for Topeka, as one of
the representatives of the Ellis Farm
ers Elevator at a state meeting being
held in Topeka this week.
The Farmers' Bank
With farmers as stockholders and
directors is always sure to be the
FARMER'S friend. We are ready
to assist you.
THE BA"NK WHERE YQV FEEL AT HOME,
Member of the Chamber of Commerce
'R.' S. Markwell is in Wichita, this
Will Irsh was up from Rush coun
Miss Anna Keller attended the M.
E. Conference at Downs, last week.
G. W. Meyer has closed out his
grocery stock and retired from busi
ness. Mrs. Glathart and Miss Bertha
Virmond autoed over to Ellis, Tues
Mayor Philip and President Lewis
made Liberty Loan speeches at
Miss Anna Meyer has closed her
school near Bison, and is now at
tending Normal school.
Don't forget the sale of milk cows
and heifers at the stock yards at
Hays, Kansas, Saturday, April 13 th.
A heavy white frost came this way
on Friday" morning; and on Monday
morningit was cold enough- for an
other. W. B. Daniels the new dentist who
is located in the C. W. Reeder build
ing will be here ready for 'business
W. B. Daniels the new dentist, who
is locatde in the C. W. Reeder build
ing will be here ready for business
Mrs. Frank Montgomery, a former
resident of Hays, was here from To
peka, last Saturday, the guest of
Mrs. C. C. Porter of Russell
Springs, Logan county, was here this
week, visiting her husband, who is sick
at the hospital.
There were 250 automobiles at
the Experiment Station at noon, the
occupants of whom were guests of
the Station at dinner.
The High School commencement
will occur on Thursday evening, May
23rd. Prof. H. L. Kent of the Agri
cultural College will deliver the ad
dress. The Liberty Loan committee have
been busy this week. The quota
for Ellis County is $146,000 and
from present indications will over
Joe Wiedenmeyer of Marysville,
Kansas, cigar manufacturer, and an
old fried of the editor was in Hays
this week ,and made this print shop
a pleasant call.
There was the largest "turnout" at
the Experiment Station that there
has been for several years. Nearly
every county in the state was repre
sented and there were several from
other states. The round Up for 1918
was a decided success.
Miss Ruth Brown, daughter of
Rev. Brown, the Presbyterian minis
ter, wKo formerly lived here, has
been a professional nurse in Chica
go for many years, and this week her
division of Red Cross nurses were or
dered to France, which leaves in a
few days for the front.
Senator James Malone spent Sun- j
day with Hays frends. !
Mrs. J. T. Bruney of the east end
of the county, spent Sunday in Hays J
J. G. Brenner and wife are in Kan
sas City, this week, attending the
Mr. Brinkman, architect of Em-
poria, Kansas, was in Hays, on Wed
nesday, transacting business.
Don't forget the sale of milk cows
and heifers at the stock yards at
Hays, Kansas. Saturday, April 13th.
Mrs. I. M. Yost and daughter, Mrs.
Rosine Lester of Los Angeles, are
here on a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
Mother Candas Carter' has had
250 foot of sidewalk laid along the
front of her residence properties on
the east side of South Oak Street,
Chris Wise doing the work.
W. A. Smith and family are ex
pected back this week from their
winter sojourn at Los Angeles, Cali
fornia. Pestanas will move back to
their home on North Chestnut Street.
Mrs. C. A. Shively is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walton
at Edwardsville, Kansas. She will
attend a big musical attraction in
Kansas City, before returning.
Ex-Governor Hoch, one of the
State Board of Administration was
here to the Round Up and made a
rousing address at the Coliseum con
gratulating the people on the grand
new meeting place for Western Kan
sas at the State Normal.
The public school teachers and Su
perintendent Christiansen worked
out of school hours the early part of
the week finishing up the indexing of
the rgeistration blanks for the local
Registration Board. About 500
cards were filled out ready for for
warding to Washington. About the
same number were filled out by the
teachers several weeks ago.
Prof. Lee tendered his resignation
as principal of the High School to
take effect at the close of the school
year, having accepted a position up
on the Normal school faculty. The
Board then relected all the remaining
corps of teachers to their present
positions. The filling of the position
of High School principal was de
ferred to n. future meeting.
The War Department have made
another draft to fill up the vacancies
of 150,000 men, to be called to the
colors, the we?k of April 26th, and
Ellis county is to furnish fifteen
out of Class 1, and medical examina
tions are now going on. If you are
called and are married go down to
Harry Freese and let him make out
your pension papers so your wife
can draw her $15.00 a month. .
Judging from 'the -amount of auto
mobiles that were in Hays, Wednes
day at tne annual .Experiment Sta
tion Round-Un enough mnnpv Via
been expended for gas buggies in the
state tne past lew years to take the
Liberty Loan over the top in every
county m tne state, vvnen a man gets
automboilitis his fate is rprtnin and
his hard earned dollars are in dan
ger.. The disnlavs in fho windows n-f tVio
Red Cross work room at the Mulroy
Duildmg has attracted a great deal
of attention. The Surgical Dressings
display was prepared by Miss Agnew
ana jvirs. .tsrenner ana the very ap
Dronriate window renrpspntiTio- tVio
work of the Red Cross nurses was
arranged by Mrs. H. H. Winters and
Mrs. W. O. Bates. Manv rnmnli.
ments linvp Vpti marlo rvn Viic ovkoI.
lent and unique arangement of both
On Tuesday, March 26th. Wm.
Richmond and Edna Hedgepath of
Hays, came up on the afternoon jit
ney and were quietly married by
Probate Judge A. S. Peacock. Mr.
Richmond said he wanted to steal a
march on his friends at Havs and
seems to nave done so. They re
turned to Hays on the nisht train.
Mr. Richmond is quite well known
here having often been in town on
business for the Richmond & Beach
Monument Company he has ..however
severed his connection with his com
pany. WeKeeney World.
The teachers meeting held at Vic
toria, Saturday, -March 30th was well
attended. Many teachers coming
from great distances in spite of the
bad roads. An excellent program of
music and recitations was given com
plimentary to "the teachers by the pu
pils of the Parochial School of Vic
toria.. The program was very much en
joyed by all and gave great credit to
the pupils and their teachers. After
this program the regular program
was continued, an address was given
by Prof. L. D. Wooster, the roll call,
and an address by County Supenn
tendent Louis Christiansen.
At a meeting of the Board of Edu
cation Tuesday night, the contract of
cooperation with the Normal school
was renewed. The Normal School
furnishes the services of Prof. C. A.
Shively as superintendent, supervisor
of music, drawing, physical educa
tion, industrial work in the grades
and m addition an expert supervisor
of general grade work, all without
cost to the district. The state,
through the Normal school will also
pay into the salary budget of the
Board of Education $1200 in order
to make an increase in the salaries
of the teachers possible without plac
ing a burden upon the District.
A community and school entertain
ment was given at the W. D. Philip
School District No. 33, Tuesday even
ing, April 9th. Their fine new school
house was crowded to overflowing.
The pupils gave a fine program of
music, plays and recitations, showing
careful preparation and giving great
credit to themselves and their teacth
er, Miss Julia Mullen. After the
children's program short talks were
given by Prof. L. D. Wooster, Miss
Schoenhalls and Louis Christiansen.
Mrs. H. E. Malloy favored the audi
ence with a violin solo, responding to
on encore. The community singing
was led by Prof. H. E. Malloy who al
so gave a Liberty Loan address. A
large number from Hays attended
and before returning home they were
royally entertained at the W. D. Phil
ip home - ,; , . , ; .
Harry Pestana for County Attorney
As this year is oonceeded to be re
pulicsn year for Ellis county the
Free Press takes the privilege to an
nounce the name of Harry Pestana
as a candidate for the office of coun
ty attorney. As-far as the republi
can party is concerned, as a whole,
we are certain there will be no ob
jections, in fact the party will be glad
to support him. He is well quali
fied for the job. He held the office
in Russell County for a term of
years and was also Senator from that
district. He is the ablest speaker of
the Ellis County bar. He is honest.
patriotic and a model citizen who
has the years of experience that a
man should have for the office. Too
often the office has been filled by a
"fledgling" who knows little of the
duties of the omce and less about
law. Counties often pay dearly for
the blunders of incompetent county
attorneys and this county is no excep
tion. Then let us nominate and elect
a man who is thoroughly competent
for the office. Harry Pestana we be
lieve, will be the choice of the voters
of Ellis County.
REV. HALE GOES TO LINCOLN
After Seven Years of Faithful Work
Rev. A. S. Hale who for seven
years has been the pastor of the M.
E. church of Hays closed his pastor
ate here by conducting the mid
week service Wednesday evening. His
new duties commencing next Sunday,
April 14th at Lincoln, Kansas.
Dr. Hale m his seven years as pas
tor of the church here has been very
successful. He is one of the most
able and forceful speakers in the
ministry, and will be greatly missed
by the community as well as his
church. His having been a success
ful lawyer before entering into the
ministry enabled him to unoerstand
and interpret the laws of the Bible
as very few understand them.
He conducted a bible class at the
Fort Hays State Normal where many
students received valuable instruc
tion in the study of the scriptures.
He is in demand over the state as
a lecturer upon educational and so
cial problems. Mr. Hale also gives ten
lectures each year on Sociology in
the Summer School of Theology at
Kansas Wesleyan University; makes
many commencement addresses and
belongs to the bureau of National De
fense and Food Administration. For
four years he has conducted the col
umn in this paper under the caption
of "Some Things and Other Things"
and his terse, clear-cut statements
of the philosophy of life have been
freely quoted by the press all over
the country. If Dr. Hale should see
fit to enter into newspaper work as
i paragrapher, he would be a pro
The chuch as well as the town peo
When you buy a
You are helping
to win the war
You are backing
up our Government.
You are backing
up our Boys in the
You are protecting
Your own Liberty and
You are making a
'Hundreds of thousand of youths and strength of
our Country are now in this war and more are to follow.
These men are willing to give their lives for their Country ;
what are you willing to give?
Are you willing to give up a few of your pleasures
and extravagant habits and economize and put that
money into Liberty Bonds?
Nothing you can do is of such vital importance right
now, as buying Liberty Bonds. The very existence of our
Country, your Country, depends upon, every single one
of us,and there is no possible excuse for anyone not buy
ing at least one Bond for, if you havent the money tq
pay down for it, you can buy on the weekly installment
plan. You can easily give up a few of the pleasures and
extravagant habits and pay for a Liberty Bond. You
should do it you know you should.
ple will keenly miss his esteemable
and gifted wife, for she has filled a
wide nich in our social, educational
and religious life.
During her residence here she
conducted many entertainments of
high character, being a graduate of
oratory and dramatic art as well as
a reader of much ability. So both
Dr. and Mrs. Hale will leave a 'gap
which will be hard to fill.
The Free Press wishes for them
every success and happiness in their
new home and every prosperity in
the work which is before them.
Public School Celebrates
Last Friday afternoon the Public
school of Hays celebrated Liberty
day and war entrance anniversary
day with an entertainment in the
Strand theatre, which was crowded
to overflowing with students and
friends. It opened with a cute reci
tation song by Miss Sutton's class
followed by exercises by the various
classes, songs, addresses culminating
in a high school tableu and finally a
short play representing "Democracy."
The schols have ben contesting for a
four-minute affair that came down
finally to two contestants, and they
were alowed to give their address be
fore the audience, which greeted
them with wild applause. Carroll
Agrelium, brother of Mrs. Victor
Holm, a former student, now a Naval
cadet, dressed in his navy suit, made
a short talk, telling of the work of a
cadet and received hearty applause.
Homer Grout made a short patriotic
talk, and Marvin Strailey winner of
the four-minute contest, gave his
winning address, which was warmly
Then came a tableu by the high
school boys, showing a squad of min
ute men of the' Revolution, of the
Civil War, then sailors, army, boy
scouts, Red Cross nurses, the house
wife and all surrounding the Goddess
of Liberty represented by Miss Mary
Hollenbeck that was greeted with
roaring applaus. And closing with a
play "The Spirit of Democracy,"
opening with autocracy, represented
by Elmer Ringe on a throne, while in
came England (Helen Dobson)
America (Ethel Taylor;) France,
(Lidwina Bissing;) Italy (Gilmore
Wann;) Russia (Ed Grass) suffer
ing Belgium (Nellie Sites;) Poland,
(Lily Williams;) Serbia (Marie
Weber) each in costume, making
their especial plea to autocracy, then
entered on the scene "The Spirit of
Democracy (Miss Mary Hollenbeck)
and autocracy falls from his throne
which was then ocupied by "Demo
cracy" and the world was saved. The
fall of Elmer Ringe was nearly per
fect and dramatic, while the smile of
the "Spirit of Democracy" was
enough to cause the overthrow of
any heart. The whole play was
greeted with rounds of applause.
dlCflir Ji if
G. A. R. POST TAKE GREAT PART
IN LIBERTY DAY PROGRAM
The laying of the corner stone of
the new city hall at Hays, under the
ausspices of the G. A. R. Post gave
the veterans of the Civil War an im-i
portant part in Liberty Day Program. J
At two o'clock a large crowd as-1
semble dat the corner of Fort and J
Second Street where the new city
hall is being erected.
Comrade H. D. Shaffer addressed
the assembly. This was followed by
a complete history of the organiza
tion by Comrade McLain.
Captain Montgomery, the honored
guest of the occasion and a former
Hays boy officiated in the laying of
the corner stone. Each soldier par
ticipated by contributing a trowel
of morter to the laying of the corner
Of the charter members Comrade
Michiel Haffamier is the only surviv
ing member residing at Hays.
The crowd was led to the Strand
Theatre by the Fort Hays Normal
Band. Here the meeting was presid
ed by R. S. aMrkwell president of
the Hays Chamber of Commerce. The
patriotic singing was led by H. E.
Malloy of the Normal School.
Captain Montgomery spoke of the
war situation and the importance in
assisting in the buying of the bonds.
C. G. Cochran, Sixth District
Chairman of the Liberty Loan Com
mittee and J. M. Schaefer, County
Chairman, each made enthusiastic
speeches urging the sale of the Third
Liberty Loan Bonds.
Attorney General Brewster spoke
at the Coliseum in the evening. His
speech was one of the best that has
foeen deliverel in Hays since the be
ginning of the war and it was regret
ted the crowd was not larger.
Remember Clean up Week
Governor Capper has designated
the week beginning April loth to
20th as clean up week .which it is
expected' will be observed by every
city in the state. The Mayor of
Hays expects that the householders of
this city will see to it that all rub
bish, tin cans and everything of that
nature will be cleaned from their
premises and put where the clean up
wagons can get it without too much
trouble. Wagons will be furnished
free to haul the accumulations to the
dump, with the exception of
ashes, which must be disposed of by
the citizens themselves.
Ex-Governor Stubbs set tne' big
audience at the Coliseum at the
Round Up wild with excitement with
his war talk.
- Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Cosgrove of
Denver, are visiting friends and rela
tives at Hays. Mrs. Cosgrove was
formerly Miss Anna Lattigan.
TP WA H)
Figure out the amount of money ycu have an can
save, and come into our Bank now RIGHT NOW and
buy your Liberty Bonds.
REMEMBER: You are not giving away or spend
ing this money. You are SAVING IT for your family and
Liberty Bonds are the safest investment in the whole
world; they are backed by the entire resources of the
United States, and they pay you interest at four and one
four per cent, half yearly.
The Hay3 Chapter of the Order of
the Eastern Star will meet Saturday,
April 13t hat eight o'clcok. For in
itiation. All members ureged to be
present. Dora E. Grass,
M. E. Conference Notes
At the Methodist conference last
week we not the following changes in
the location of the preachers:
Rev. A. S. Hale, who has had
charge of the church here for seven
years past goes to Lincoln. Kansas,
and J. W. Snap pof Plainville, comes
W. L. Fry goes to Ellis; and Rev.
E. Scott goes to Culver; E. E. Gunk
kel to OgaUah.
Rev. Snapp, who comes to Hays
from Plainville, is highly spoken of,
was a former district superintendent,
a man about forty-five, and has a wife
and three small girls in the family.
There will be a meeting of the citi
zens of East Saline township at the
Bethel Christian church, March 31.
at 3 p. m. Speakers from Hoxie will
address the meeting. Miss Palmer
of the Hoxie high school will talk to
the ladies relative to food conserva
tion. Every bodv invited to attend.
C. P. BREED EN",
The Miss Palmer spoken of in the
above item is Miss Gertrude Palmer,
daughter of Geo. Palmer, living west
of town. She is a graduate of the
Hays High School also of Manhattan
and is a very estimable young lady.
Whereas, a proclamation signed by
he Covernor and Fire Marshal has
been received in which the week 15th
to the 20th of April is designated as a
"CLEAN UP" week; and rn pursu
ance of which all the inhabitants of
the city are .called upon to do their
best to help in this very important
On the 19th and 20th of April,
19 IS wagons will be provided to haul
away the heaps of rubbish.
I trust, fellow townrmen. that the
proclamation from our Governor will
receive prompt ind cheerful compli
ance. Aside from giving our city a
bettei appearance by a clean-up fires
may be prevented and thus saving
thcusins of dollars of property. It
is to the interest of every person
within our city to see that all trash
and rubbish .re gotten out of the
way. . "
Done at Hays, Kansas, April 11,
1918 - Geo. Philip, Jr., Mayor.
Attest: Peter Holzmeister.
(L. S.) City Clerk-
know that you cannot car
ry on any enterprise without
Today our Country is
at war for its very existence
with a powerful enemy. We
will win, but the TASK is a
GIGANTIC one, and our Na
tion NEEDS MONEY. Lots
of it Billions of it.
We have the money
You have some of it.
Lend It To Your Country
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