State Historkr.1 Society
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 24
HAYS, ELUS COUNTY. KANSAS , THURSDAY. MAY 16. 1918.
SUBSCRIPTION $150 PER YEAR
A NATIONAL ASSET
It is the consensus of the best opinion of this
country and across the water, that the one big
thing that is going to win this war is not merely
our strength in the field, but the unity of the
people co-operating at home.
The people of this country have shown their
loyalty in subscribing for Liberty Bonds.
Get the habit of saving now, so we can do
our part in the financing of the war to a vic
START A BANK ACCOUNT TODAY
( HAYS, KANSAS
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR-SENIOR
A Pleasant Affair
The High School commencement ( raise the second hundred million dol
season opened last Thursday night j lar American Red Cross War Fund
with a reception for the class of '18 i ,vhich we must raise in order to save
given by the juniors. The affair was 1 all the lives possible while winning the
held in the upper hall of the high ! war, we at home must do our full du
school building. The walls" decorated ' y- Wishing to make a fair and just
with leaves and blossoms of lilac in- assessment that would "work no hard
tertwined with leaves and blossoms ship on anyone, your committee after
of wild cherry, bouquets of yellow x due and careful consideration have
tulips here and there on stand and decided to ask all those having wheat
table, rustic settees and rockers to pledge ten cent per acres of all
throughout the hall produced a har- ' fheir wheat to this America Red Cross
monious and pleasing effect. A mina- War Fund. Thsi pledge to be paid
ture of the senior class composed of J October 1, 1918. This figured on a
dolls with diplomas in hand, seated on j basis of ten bushels yield of wheat
an improvised stage beneath the i oer acre would amount to a half of
American flag afforded great amuse- ! one per cent, on the dollar at the pres
ment. i ent assured Government price, those
A picture story made by each of j who are not wheat farmers should
the company for some one else, a figure their donations on the same
oeech or act by the seniors f oretel- ! basis and be as liberal as possible as
ling his occupation next year, and a all must do their full part in helping
penant making contest made enter- to sustain the American Red Cross
tainment unti Frances Nickles of the ( in their great work of mercy.
social committee announced the for- j
mal part of the evening's entertain
ment. Miss Seier of the faculty
spoke humorously and seriously on
"Ideals;" David Chittenden, a jun
ior in his speech "The Last Trench"
adroitly displaced the seniors and put
the juniors into this stronghold but
Harry Felten, also a junior, gallant
ly took them "Over the Top" in his
speech; Lily Williams, a senior, spoke
feelingly and modestly when she told
"As the fjrears have passed, what we
have learned;" Mary" Hollenbeck, a
senior gave kindly word of advice to
the juniors in response to "The Class
Who Takes Our Place ;" principal Lee
widened the horizon for his hearers
i "The Whole Round World;" and
Superintendent Sihvey in a hapy vein
presented to the rightful owners the
diplomas that the dolls had been hold
ing all the evening.
In keeping with the spirit of the
times only punch and wafers were
served and in place of flowers the
juniors presented each senior with a
The revellers departed at 1230 a.
m. to meet again in the class rooms
at eight o'clcok the next morning.
class sponsor, Miss McMindes,
and the jnuiors were the recipients
of many expressions of appreciation
for the delightful evening.
Cabbage and tomato plants at the
Normal School garden.
- Edwin Hill, accompanied by his lit
tle daughter, Hazel, came over from
Hays, Saturday evening, and spent
Sunday and Monday visiting Hoxie
relatives and friends. Edwin lived
in Hoxie for many years and numbers
his friends here by the score. He
hold a very lucrative position at Hays
as manager of the grocery depart
ment of one of Hays' big stores. He
hs built -him a fine residence there
and is getting along nicely. Hoxie
Our friends will be glad to know that we are again in the Field to
insure their growing crops against -
in Companies that are good ALL THE TIME. ' During the last ten
years we have established a record for prompt payment of losses.
All losses will be paid in the field, day of adjustment and by our
own adjusters.... Dont let the other fellow talk you into insuring with
an irresponsible Company, but see us NOW.
Yours for business
I. EL Sctiaefer
YES! We still
Knowiner that each and pvprvnn r
wishes to do their rrt. in Vielnimr tn
.' Solicitors will call on you during
he week commencing May 20th.
Please do your part promptly and
'.veil, your donation will help save
many lives, so please be liberal and
encourage the solicitors in every way
rossible as they are not only spending
their time but their money as well.
H. J. PENNEY,
Manager War Fund Campaign
Large First Communion Class
Last Sunday morning a class of
forty little children received their
i-st Holy Comunion in St. Joseph's
Church. Reverend Fathers Dominic,
T ewis and Austin officiated at the
Solemn High Mass and Reverend Fa
ther Julius aqted as master of cere
monies. Rev. Father Dominic deliv
ered a beautiful appropriate ad
dress to the communicants and also
municants were escorted to the
one to the congregation. The com.
church and to the altar by eight lit--
b"s and girls who carried flow
DT"s. The ceremonies were very im
pressive in the morning as well as in
the afternoon when . they renewed
their Baptismal vows. The singing
v.hich was rendered by the parish
choir was very elevating. It was ac
.. bv the College Orchestra
which is well known for its pleasing
and well rendered music
Frank Bissing and a young man
from Ellis, lef for Manhattan, Thurs
day morning where they will take a
special several months course in
mechanical repairing preparatory to
entering the service of the United
States. The boys enlisted 'last week
and have been awaiting the call.
Dr. Pruitt's Lice Paint only has to
e applied once to twice a year as it
does not evaporate. $1.50' a gallon
have plenty of Money to
American Red Cross Must
THE HONOR ROLL
The first ten names in the follow-'
ng list entrained for the training
camp May 14th. The other fifty-six j
n number will go about May .25th. i
Also fifteen young men from this'
county were enlisted for the navy!
this Week bv a snecial trnvprnmpnt ti- !
listing office making a total of eighty-one
men to go out of the county
this month.. Last week twelve enlist
ed in the coast artillerv and wtnt. tn
the Fort Logan training camp which J
tue luiai up to mneiy-inree.
Clifford Thomas Knouse,
Alex A. Meier,
Albert E. Lieseke,
Andrew A. Urban,
Ralph S. Harris,
Frank E. Stinsman,
Call No. 382
432 Frank Albert Murphy,
334 Frederick Dargel,
484 Alexander J. Sander,
488 John P. Costello,
489 John Lou King,
494 Elmer Lane Murphy,
495 Elmer Harry Loveland.
503 Alois Lawrence Urban,
504 Clifford M. Hersh,
516 Albert A. Weigle,
526 Anslen P. Dreiling,
527 Nick P. Dreiling,
328 Raymond Weigle,
538 Ira D. Coleman,
544 Albert J. Royer,
547 John Rohleder,
557 Wilson R. Stein,
563 Burton M. Clark,
569 John Meier,
571 Raymond M. Dreiling,
572 Leo Beiker,
588 Peter Conrad Weigle,
590 Albert Harold Reed,
591 Walter C. Jones,
594 Anthony Marx,
598 Herman J. Oldham,
602 Alois George Weisner,
608 Alfred Karl in,
615 Frank S. Carman,
619 Nick Dreiling,
628 Leo Gerstner,
642 Alex J. Denning,
644 Walter Guy Hays,
646 Benjamin F. Blauser,
650 M. E. Kaiser,"
658 Lester L. Poland,
661 Alex W. Klaus,
663 Earl Eckwall,
676 Clarence Landis,
393 Menno Behler,
702 Max Polycn,
704 John J. Sack,
706 Peter A. Pfeifer,
707 Thomas Jacob Sack,
710 A. J. Doling,
7 1 6 Nick Dreiling,
717 E. H. Montague,
724 Alex J. Dreiling,
725 William Lang,
729 Ignatius Brungardt,
730 Bal G. Vonfeldt,
733 Fredolin Brungardt,
T48 John D. Switzer,
756 William L. Hiner,
768 Peter P. Wasinger,
778 George Robert Carr,
GENEVIEVE DORNEY WINS THE
The art department of the Fort
Hays Kansas Normal School won the
Cansas contest held in this state by
the National W. S. S. Poster Com
mitee. Miss Genevieve Dorney of
Hays executed the poster which was
given first place in the university and
college sevtion Kansas contest. She
s a member of the degree class of
Normal school this spring. Miss
Georgina Wooton, head of the art de
partment, also announced that out
f the seven college posters from
Kansas which will be sent to the Mid
dle West contest at Chicago five were
T.e b students of the Fort Hays
Normal. In addition to the first
place won by Miss Dorney places
were awarded to Miss Julia Keeler of
Garden City, Miss Gertrude McMahon
f Ellis, Miss Sophia Shade of Hays,
md Miss Mahree Hamilton of Ellis,
all students in Miss Wootons clas
ses. All the states have had similiar
contests. The Middle West will be
judged at Chicago on May 18th. The
sectional winners will go to New
In the high school section of the
state contest thirteen posters were
seleced to go to Chicago. Of that
number three were posters done by
girls in Miss Wootons' academic clas
ses, Elma Grunwald, Albert, Ida Wei
gel. Victoria; and Anna Brull, Hays.
The slogans, names, or ideas of
these posters cannot be given out
because the judging at Chicago is
done under secret numbers without
the name of the state, school or stu
dent being known.
Loan, at old rates.
Miss Edna Kane spent Sunday in
Mrs. Hary Stock of Buiikerhill,
was in Hays, Sunday.
Mildred Hamilton is visiting her
sister, Miss Mahree Hamilton.
Dr. and Mrs. Anders are now liv
ing at Dr. Gerrit Snyder's home.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bice of Kan
sas City, announce the birth of a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miles expect
to move to Herman. Oldham's home
Mr. F. B. Lee will deliver a com
mencement address in Miami County
.Vernon Bice was over from Mc
Cracken, Sunday, to spend the day
with his parents.
Mrs. J-ehn Brown is enjoying a visit
from her daughter, Mrs. Callison and
Mr. Sromong and daughter of near
Larned, visited the daughter and sis
ter here on Sunday.
Evadna Kraus entertained the
Sophmore class of the Normal School
at her home on Tuesday evening.
Geo. J. Cramer left the Station
May 10th to take charge of the work
on Rev. Snyder's farm near Gove.
The Rev. Mr. Wiest is in Lawrence,
attending the State Sunday School
convention of the Lutheran church.
Mr. and Mrs. Trimbel and son,
Clyde of Dorrance, visited at the
home of Mrs. Pearl Garrett on Sun
dya. A number of the Normal young
people enjoyed a hayack ride to the
home of Miss Bertha Palmer on Fri
Mrs. E. E. Colyer came in Satur
day evening for a visit at home. She
is in Kansas City, taking medical
President and Mrs. Lewis enter--iined
the graduating class on M on
lay evening in the new Y. W. rooms
at the Normal.
Mrs. E. B. Matthew and Harriet
Elizabeth will leave next week for
Missouri, where they wil remain until
Mr. Matthew goes to Arkansas,
where he has accepted a position.
RED CROSS WEEK PROCLAMATION
Theime has come when the people of America, who are unable
to bear arms arainst the enemy of Right and Freedom, are again to
be given the opportunity from their county to aid the cause for
which we fight.
To the American Red Cross has been delegated the work of aid
ing, sustaining and comforting our men engaged in actual warfare,
their families at home and the civilian population in devasted dis
tricts. - Its. worjcs of mercy in rescuing and caring for the wounded,
in relieving distress, in building up the shattered, in carrying cheer'
and comfort to those who "bear the heavy burdens of the war and in
sustaining morale, is of so great importance to the success of our
arms that as a mere military necessity it ranks but little below men
and munitions, while as an exemplification of a civilized Christian
spirit that has been crushed by the monstrous evils of War it is the
highest expression of humanity.
Kansas must and will respond in a more generous spirit than to
the call for the second Red Cross War Fund. To facilitate the work
of enrolling subscriptions and in accordance with the designation of
the President of the United States, I Arthur Capper, governor, do
hereby proclam the week beginning May 20, 1918, as "Red Cross
Week," in the State of Kansas, and call upon all Kansas people to
show by their co-operation and by liveral subscriptions their loyalty
to the country, their devotion to the cause of the world-wide Demo
cracy, and their undying determination "to see it through."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and
caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Kansas. " Done at
Topeka, the Capital, ths 14th day of May, A. D., 1918.
Mrs. Weare is visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Rhine.
Fern Rcemsnyedr returned home
last week from her school at Natoma.
Vic Holm went to Lindsborg, last
Friday, to attend the Messiah, return
The Seniors ' of the Normal School
enjoyed a picnic at Custer Island
John McKnight passed through
Hays, Sunday enroute from Funston,
to his home for a short visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence King and
children of Waldo, visited Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. King last week-end.
Irs. C. W. Reeder left Wednes
day for Topeka, to attend a meeting
of the order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. nad Mrs. F. B. Lee, Misses
Schoenhals, Youngquist and Tuttle
had dinner at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Kraus on Sunday.
Chas. Reeder. Jr.. is nt Trfsfnt
awaiting orders from Washington, to
-sort for duty at the ground avia
tion headquarters at Columbus,
Mrs. H. E. Malloy and Mrs. Rei
Christopher played in the Messiah or
chestra at Funston on Monday. They
report an enthusiasitc reception by
Misses Eunice Eyler and Lima
Creighton with Perle Tilley gave a
concert at Grinnell, Sautrday night.
A good crowd was present at their
Mrs. King on East Normal Ave
nue is expecting a visit on Saturday,
for a couple of week by her grand
daughter from Port Arthur, Texas,
formerly Miss Petrie of Ellis.'
Dean Potter of E. S. A. C. now in
Government War work was in Hays
Tuesday on business. He i3 an old
friend of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Wood
and they entertained him at dinner.
Last Thursday evening about thirty
boys and girls had a hayrack ride to
Carl Blender's home where they held
i party in honor of John Hale, who
wil soon leave for his home in - Lin
The first quarterly conference of
the M. E. church was held in the Pas
tor's study on Monday evening. The
District Superintendent C. W- Ste
vens was present and found the busi
ness of the new conference year in
$2.00 REWARD $2.00
For inormation where a Singer
Sewing Machine might be sold if I
make the sale. J. F. JORDAN,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bice visited
home folks on Sunday.
Miss Rachel White spent Sunday
and Monday in Salina.
Amy Leger of Ellis made a flying
trip to Hays on Saturday.
Clayton and Vernon Bice are both
called to the front for May 24th-
Mrs. John Brown visited her daugh
ter, Lena, at Ellsworth, last week.
Mrs. Prudy Shaw has been qu'te ill
at her home but is slowly improving.
Mrs. L. D. Wooster and son, re
turned from Lincoln on 103 Saturday.
Four good residences for sale; ap
ply at Free Press office for further in
formation. Miss Lulu Fowler came Tuesday to
accept a position in the Citizen's
Mrs. S. G. Allen of Bison, Kansas,
visited her daughter, Helen on Satur
day and Sunday.
Mother's Day was observed at the
Mthodist church with appropriate ex
ercises last Sunday.
Remember the Red Cross Dance to
be given at the Unrein home west
of town tonight, May 16th.
Mrs. Ed Kraus left Monday morn
ing for Kansas City, where she will
take several weeks treatment.
The Y. W. C. A. gave a reception
on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 in
their new room in the Coliseum.
Mrs. H. B. Kohl expects to visit
Hugo, at Camp Funston, this week as
he expects to leave for France soon.
H. J. Oldham left Wednesday night
for Kansas City, where he expects to
enlist in the Ground Aviation arm of i
the U. S Service.
Miss Beatrice Kirkman has been
appointed music teacher in the Wa
Keeney Public Schools for the com
ing school year
Thomas Munroe left Thursday
night for Colorado Springs, where he
v-'l sojourn for two weeks before
,-oing to Las Vegas.
Cabbage and tomato plants at the
Normal School garden.
Mrs. D. H. Early fell from a chair
last Saturday and broke her left arm.
The twelve year old son of Joe Paul
was run over by a truck loaded with
paving brick Wednesday afternoon
about four o'clcok and died a few
F. E. McLain, H. D. Shaffer, M.
Haffamier and B. F. Hopper will
leave Monday morning for Chanute,
Kansas, to attend the department en
campment of the G. A. R.
Leland M. BelL late express agent
at Hays, is now at Aberdeen Proving
around, Md., in the quartermaster's
department. This is the place where
they test big guns and is ten miles
from any city.
Mr. Roberts, Mr. Bieker, Asa King,
Tommy Mock and Ralph Reed visited
in Hays, on Sunday, returning to
Funston, Sunday night on 120. Mr.
Roberts is to enter the officers' train
ing camp at Camp Pike, Ark.
Stenhen Aich anH wife n-nr? i;tla
daughter, Helen Lucille, of Salina,
spent Saturday and Sunday at John
sonvale. They also attended - meet
ing of the Eastern Star in Hays, dur
ing the time they were visiting here.
There will be an echo meeting of
the State Sunday School Association
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the
Presbyterian church. All workers in
Sunday Schools are especially urged
to be present. The delegates will
bring us great messages.
The Business Men's class of the M.
E. Sunday School has taken up the
study of "Marshaling thevForces of
Patriotism under the leadership of
Pro. K V. rnlvpr TVn'a is 9 rAnrco
of twelve lessons on Patriotism and
bids fair to be quite a popular course.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. King enter
tained et dinner Sunday: Asa A. King
01 the 642 t. A. 15 and Camp Funs
ton, Prof. C. L. King, wife and child-
dren, Mr. and Mrs. Gross and chil
dren of Waldo, Kansas, and Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. King of this city.
Prof. Millard Crane has been or
red to report for inspection at
Camp Funston and this means that
r is drviaon will doubtless be sent
abroad in the near future. Mr. T. M.
Wood spent Sunday with Mr. Crane
at Funston and heard a concert b;
the Wichita Symphony orchestra-
The vast resources of the Federal Reserve System,
now over a thousand million dollars are contributed by
the depositors in banks which, like ourselves, are mem
bers of this great system.
The largest and the smallest of our depositors each
contributes in the same proportion to this fund, which
gives protection to all.
(Send for Booklet "How Does it Benefit Me?")
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HAYS, - KANSAS
We -are going to have our 1 cent
sale. Watch these columns for date
and items on sale. King Bros.
Mr. H. W. Chittenden instead of
being in Topeka, as reportd in the
Free Press lst week, 'visited with
Dr. Jordan in Kansas City and at
tended dentistry clinics which were
being held by the Dental Association
at the Muelbach Hotel in that city.
The Hays Music Club held its an
nual open meeting at the home of
Mrs. C. W. Miller, Jr., on Tuesday
afternoon- A large number of guests
were present and enjoyed the edu-ra-j
tional, rcords sent out by K. U. A
luncheon was served and after the so
cial hour, the club adjourned until
Harry M. (Swede) Neilson is at
Columbus, Ohio, where he is being
trained in the Ground Aviation arm
of the service. He reports that he
was very much discouraged the first
three weeks. He also says Ralph Ar
cher, who has been in the hospital for
several weeks, is now able to resume
The Ep worth League of the M. E.
church held their anniversary meet
ing Sunday evening at 6:15. This was
preceded by a luncheon in the base
ment of the church. Mrs. Snapp led
the devotional services, installing the
new officers at its close. The League
voted to continue supporting the day
school in China.
; Remember it is next week, from
Monday to Saturday that the County
Board of Equalizatcn meet in the
Court House and if you are not satis
fied with the tax appraisement on
your real estatet, made this year, if
you fail to appear and complain there
can be no appeal made later and
you must pay the tax as assessed. So
better be there if you feel grieved.
On Tuesday evening, May 21, at
8:15 at the Strand Theatre the grade
pupils of the Hays Public Schools will
give a musical entertainment fpr the
benefit of the Junior Red Cross. The
program will consist of two parts, a
cantata "The Flower Queen" to be
sung by the fifth, sixth, seventh and
:rhth grades and an operetta "On
Mo Summer's Day" by the first, see
on, third and fourth grades. Admis
sion 11 and 22 cents
Captain Craig, who has been on an
extended visit to his brother, who
lives in Michigan, returned Thurs
day night- He reports that snow was
three feet deep on the level a greater
part of the winter and that for three
weeks of the time he was not outside
of the house. The Captain should re--nember
that Michigan is just on the
sunny side of the North Pole and
should not expect sunny Southern
Kansas breezes in the winter up there.
Finger File Lost
At the Strand or on the way there.
May 13th, a pearl handled finger file
from my set. Finder will be rewarded
by leaving ai the Free Press office.
Nothing else so thoroughly insures happi
ness in the home as the knowledge that you
have, laid aside in the bank, a fund for the fu
ture, to care for any emergency that may arise.
FOR THE PROTECTION
OF YOUR HOME
Start Such a Fund at This Bank Today.
THE, EATC WHEHE
If you haven't this protection al
ready you ought not to delay. You se
cure it the moment y.ou become one of
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
Nine o'clock assemble at the Strand
All who have flowers are kindly re
quested to bring them to this place.
Ten o'clock (sharp) march to the
cemetery, the order will be as fol
lows: Fort Hays Kansas Normal Band
Sons of Veterans
Hays Military Companies
Pupils from schools
Two o'clock Publir ptpWco, t va
Reading of the Orders Adi
Welcome Address Post Commander
Rol of Honor
Address R. U. Russell
Past Dist Cm. of S D V
The public are cordially invited to
be present and participate in the ex
ercises of the day.
Persons having automobiles are
kindly requested to assist.
Tie Liberty Bond Drive
Ellis County was among the pa
triotic counties or Kansas that went
away "over the top" in its subscrip
tion in the Third Liberty Loan Drive.
Ellis County's quota was $148,000.
The total number of subscribers was
2,100 and the total bond sales in dol
lars was $22,500; $73,800 over our
quota. The wonderful success of
this drive was due in a great measure
to the untiring work of County Chair
man, J. M. Schaefer. His personal
solicitation secured thousands of dol
lars that could not have been ob
tained by any other man in the
Mr. C. G. Cochran, District chair
man is to be congratulated in his se
lection of Mr. Schaefer. He was the
right man for the job.
The pupils of St. Joseph's Paro
chial School of Hays, hereby cordial
ly invite everybody to attend their
annual entertainment which will be
rendered on Friday, May 24, at eight
o'clock p. m. at the Hays Opera
House- The main feature of it will
be the staging of the operetta "Snow
White founded upon Grimm's well
known fairy story-bearing the same
The Ellis County Normal Institute
will be held at the Fort Hays State
Normal School beginning Monday,
May 27th and ending Thursday,
June 20, 1918. The examination for
teachers' certificate will e held June
21 and 22, 1918.
A rosary. Owner can have same
by calling at this office.
VOU FEEL AT HOME,
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