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THE HAYS FREE PRESS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 1921
Tie G&lVeston Mardi Qrut . y When in New Orleans and Galves ton, last October, Secretary Freese of the . Golden 'Belt Railroad, enjoyed sseeing the shipping facilities for ex porting grain, and last month re ceived from Mayor Sappington of iaiveston, an invitation to visit that city during their annual Winter cele bration, which occurred last week, but word is expected from Washing ton and he did not go. The Galves ton papers are full of the description of the two-day event and immense crowds witnessed the parade, visited the ship and attended the grand ball, nearly 5000 dancers being on the floor at one time. Added to the at traction the' Government sent the great Warship, "Kansas," there to make the event more attractive, and the officers and sailors and marines were given the post of honor in the parade, and for two weeks the ship was thrown open for the inspection of the visitors, ending in a splendid ball on shipboard, the ship band furnish ing the music. In the parade the decorated float bearing the King of the Carnival re presented an angry" seal lapping at the foot of a huge Tock on which was erected the throne. Mayor Sap pington welcomed the King as he landed at the dock, turning over to him and his party the keys of the city and for two days it was an uproar of parades, children's games, dances and all kinds of amusements. Down there they are very enthus iastic over the talked of building of the Golden Belt Railroad to bring the golden grain of Kansas to their port for shipment all over the world, and had the road been represented in their city a spcial float had been arranged for the parade, a flat car on a motor truck, . loaded with sacks of wheat, with the words "FROM KANSAS" on each side. But with the warship Kan sas there and the officers and sailors in the parade Kansas was the talk of the city. The official report of the U. S. Pni4-Atn TTf-noA artrres ikava nrfira V ported from Galveston during Jan uary 6,979,159 bushels of wheat, while the same month of 1920 showed 881,063 bushels." Quite a gain, and yet they want more of the Kansas wheat. Since July 1st last they have exported over forty-two million bushels while the same period the year previous only showed 13,828,918 bushels. The largest cargo was the URFURT .that took "363,000 bushels to Antwerp, while one ship went to Argentine, South America, with over 80,000 bushels of Hard Wheat from Kansas for milling purposes. The official report of the Custom House showed that the grain was taken to about every port in the old world. A STATE-WIDE RALLY A BASKET BALL TOURNAMENT ' AT THE HAYS NORMAL Busine's Women Will Hold Big Meet ings in Sal in a and Emporia Delegates from the business and professional women's clubs of Kansas will gather at Emporia, February 21st, and Salina, the 22nd, to meet Miss Lena Madsen Phillips of New York City, executive secretary of the National Federation. The meetings will be in the nature of round table discussions, with Miss Phillips in charge. A goodly number of the members of the Hays club will attend the Sa lina meeting and at least one will at tend the meeting at Emporia. Both Emporia and Salina are making big preparations for the entertainment of the delegates and those who attend are assured of a "jolly good time" as well as real inspiration. The object of the State and National Federation is to furnish a means f raising the standards of efficiency, as well as through intercourse to keep abreast with what the most successful women are achieving. smalle rtha na posta lcard size, of I interested in it as friends, contribut- work. Farm bureau workers who each and eveyr ex-service man in the j ors, readers or advertisers. j have tried to start bureaus in corn Council Send or deliver them now I Only through this sort of coordin- j munities without newspapers know to any one of the committee. j ate action will come the paper that ! this; and in New York, at least, some I yet may -be the paper that will be j communities have discovered the lhe Country Newspaper j jnade by its community and will help "Did you see that fine new notice I ! to make that community. Then shall had painted on the bridge in the hoi- j come the ideal country weekly which low just out of town?'' one merchant j can say with pride: i3 said to have asked. "I am the friend of the family, the "No," but if you'll send the bridge bringer of tidings from other friends ; up to the house where I do most of I speak to the home in the . evening my readin, " said the farmer, "I'll light of summer's vine-clad porch or be glad to look it over.' ' , the glow of winter's lamp. Coach Rook Woodward is Planning a Great Event The biggest basket ball tournament ever held in Western Kansas will oc cur at the Fort Hays Kansas Normal School, March 11th and 12th, under the direction of Coach "Rook" Wood ward, Physical Director at the Fort Hays Kansas Normal School. Invitatons have been issued to both the boys and girls teams of one hundred and twenty-five high schools and there will be a full two days schedule. All the games will be played in Sheridan Coliseum. For the prelim inary games the teams will use the cross courts and two games will be in progress at the same time. For both the semi-finals and the finals the big .full-sized court 50x90 feet will be used. The amphitheater in ihe Coliseum 'which seats 2500 people offers fine facilities for all spectators. .Coach Woodward has secured competent outside officials for both the boys' and girls' games. The Fort Hays Kansas Normal School is offering two large ! silver, loving cups for the winning team in both the boys and girls tournament. The four teams which compete in the semi-finals will be elig ible to enter the State tournament at Lawrence. The net gate receiptts will be pro rated among the contesting teams ac- eordingto miles travel after the actual expenses of officials and ad vertising have been met. This will help the contesting teams to meet the expenses of attending the tourna ment. The Fort Hays Kansas Normal School i3 planning some unusual en tertainment for the visiting teams, On Saturday afternoon, March 12, Everett Bradley, K. U.'s Ail-Amer ican track star, will give an exhibition in Track work. Everett Bradley was nicked as the decathlou champion in the all American track and field team. He can broad jump, put the weight. high jump, hurl the javelin and do a e-ood 5ob of springing The High Schools of Western Kan sas will have an opportunity to see one of the world's greatest athletes in "Everet Bradley. rtr, jatairdav evening the Student Body and Faculty of the Normal School will give a great party to the visiting teams in Sheridan Coliseum to which all of tha visiting teams win be invited. Coach "Rooks" Woodward says "The basket ball tournament at the Fort Hays Normal School, March 11th -and 12th, will be the greatest atn letic event ever staged ' in - Western Pfeifer Was Acquitted "Not guilty" was the verdict in the case of the state against Andrew A. Pfeifer, charged with assault by Alex Rupp. Less than an hour before the jury had called on' the court t6 have the testimony of the star witness for the state read. This testimony re cited that Pfeifer was going north and Alex Rupp was going south. The latter pulled down the headgear just a little to avoid, some dust that was whirling around the crossing. "I saw Pfeifer deal three blows in the face of Rupp the witness testified, "The third blow knocked him uncon scious to the ground." It appeared there had been a great deal of bad blood between the two families and they had often been in court. Rupp, according to the evi dence, had been ill for several days and had come to town to testify be fore the state fire marshal who was conducting a hearing where Pf eif ers brother had been charged with burn ing some wheat that had belonged to Rupp. Pfeifer, however, told a dif ferent story and said that ' he was minding his own business and as he walked along the street Rupp met him and called or applied some vile names and proceeded to hit at him but he was on the alert and warded the blows off; Then, he said, he went at it and beat Rupp up. After it was over, he said, he went to the county attorney and told of his trouble. The county attorney demanded the names of the witnesses who heard the unfit, remarks. No others heard them, he said. In less than ten min utes Rupp also called at the county attorney's office. He said he had been beaten up and exhibited the blood which had not yet been washed from his face. In fifteen minutes witnesses were being examined and the war rant was issued. Both sides in the district court used "reputation" wit nesses. About a score swore that the defendant or the complaining witness were not truthful. Everybody needs the country j "I-help to make this evening hour; because he wanted folks to be able to great value of the paper after the paper had gone out of business. Then it became harder to get things done; then church activities languished, and there wasn't even a local printer to get out auction hand-bills. There is more truth than fiction in the story of the old fellow who said he'd do all he could to keep the local paper alive paper. Poke fun at it if you will; I record the great and the varied acts call the editor names if you must; but ' of the days and weeks thaf go to don't forget that there's no news- j make up life. paper that isn't better than none, for- "I am for and of the home; I fol as long as'it's alive it has possibilities j low those who leave humble begin for improvement, but when it's dead . nings whether they go to greatness ifc's done for. So help the editor. j or to the gutter, I take to them the How to help him? Send him news, thrill of old days, with wholesome give him an advertisement when you ! messages. - want to sell the Ford and buy a wash- "I speak the language of the com ing machine. Write him a private! com man; my words are fitted to his letter when he's wrong, and send him j understanding. My congregation is one for publication when he is right, j larger than that of any church in my Don't call him spineless-and weak-j town; my readers are more than those kneed if he doesn't get enthusiastic : jn the school. Young and old alike see his obituary in the paper, and not have to read it on a bulletin board at the cross roads. Prof. C. E. Rarick was over from Hays, last Thursday consulting with Supt. Bigge in regard to proposed consolidated school districts in Rooks cunty. In the forenoon he counselled with Plainville school officials regard ing the proposed enlargement there. Plainville will have to build arger, as well as Stockton, because of insuffic ient room, and we learn two districts are ready to go in with our sister; town in the securing of larger edu cational facilities. It is probable that the same inclination will be shown by several of the outlying dis tricts near Stockton. Rooks County Record. Kansas City and Junction City, and between Junction City and Ellis to the west. These engines are of the superheated type, in which all steam is used, there being two sets of cylinder heads. These engines are capable of pulling a freight load of 150 loaded 100,000 pound capacity box cars. Concordia Blade-Empire. about your side of the controversy j about where the new school house ' ought to be; and don't call him a can tankerous cuss if he gets too enthus iastic about something you don't care about. An editor who takes sides on every question that comes up can't have a friend left after a compara tive short time, because his attitude is public and publicly known. find in me stimulation, instruction, entertainment, inspiration, solace, comfort. I am the chronicler of birth and love and death the three facts of man's existence. ' "I bring together buyer and seller, to the benefit of both; I am part of the market-place of the world. Into the home I carry word of the goods which feed, and clothe, and shelter, Give the editor news, whether it ; and which minister to comfort, ease, benefits you or not. j health, and happiness. Don't ask him to print it on the, am the word o the weak the front page and just the exact way! h5story of the year the record of my you handed it in. j c6mmunity in the archives of state Don't worry lest the editor makes i and nation too much money. If he's prosperous, j ,;j am the Country Weekly." he'll be foolish enough to give his ! . community a better paper; that's an j in community work the newspaper editor's ambition that's why he en- tha.t think3 it molds public opinion gages in the publicity business. generally fools iself. It may record, Tell him when he has a good paper, j it may even interpret, but it goes as You are willing to congratulate your j f ar as it has any right to go and preacher on a good sermon, and your : farther than most papers are able to merchant on an attractive window j g0 when it can understand the corn display. The editor is no less grate- ; munity and can express that commun ful for a word of praise. J ity to itself and to the rest of the Make it a point to visit the "print vorld. shop and learn of its difficulties and i That is why the best country week complexities. At least that will give- ly is a service agency a community a more charitable attitude. The paper ' institution like the church, the school, should not be the product of the j and the library and the farm bureau, editor solely, but of all those who are , It helps all these institutions do their The merchant needs the paper New Monster Engine more than he realizes sometimes, 1 The Union Pacific main line equip again, when its too late. An adver-ment has been increased by the addi tisement gets to be an old story of tion of several new type, monster Jed Sparks barn. j locomotives on the main line between Wanted A job running and re pairing gas tractors. Lots of exper ience and good reference. Write W. Meyer, Lock Box 124, Sugar City, Colorado. Weigh your bread. At the present price of flour a 15c loaf of bread snouid weigh 1 lb. Miles Bread sells two for 25c. Ask your grocer. New Spring Hats, Latest Styles in all the Leading Colors, now being shown at Miss Deane's Store. - v K. of C. Notes The Committee on Relief for the starving Children of Europe, has re ceived a number of generous contri butions to the fund, one among them for the sum of $146.66 from the Rev. Father Angelus and his Valiant Kngihts at Munjor. The local mem bers of the committee to receive con tributions are Rev. Father Ignatius and Brother P. V. Gottschalk. The K. of C. Band has been doing some intensive practicing during the past three weeks. The men deserve much credit for the good showing made thus far. They are going to at in earnest and no doubt we will be enjoying their concerts in the near future. The annual financial report of our Council was read at the last regular meeting on Monday last. The report was an agreeable surprise to many of us and further indicates that in point of accomplishment f or a period of one year our Council ranks with best in stitutions of its kind in the state. At any rate it is only a beginning of the bigger and the better service that is justly expected of us in the future. The reports of the trustees, treasurer and financial secretary respectively were received, read and ordered filed and the officers given a hearty and unanimous vote of thanks for their excellent services. District Deputy Beeby is arranging to call an important meeting of all the Grand Knights and the Financial Secretaries of his District in the near future. The Knights of Columbus unnder the leadership of Father Julius, have purchased and placed the Catholic Encyclopedia in the Fort Hays Nor mal Library. The Council has voted to exemplify the 1st Degree some time in the near future and during the season of Lent. If you have a candidate you would like to see initiated, secure and pre sent hi3 application for the reauings. The Wall Street Citizens Bankers are in the lead for the week ending February 7th. President J. L. (Doughy) Basgall of the Wall Street First National is scheming nights to put his institution in the lead. Watch the race. Ex-Service men who are members are again reniinde. dthat Brothers A. F. Beiker, M. J. Unrein and R. A. Leiker are receiving and expecting to receive at least one picture,' net Pint e. iarie Sidenius Zendt I NEW YORK CITY K j J u slu.. m mr-r Soprano who sang in the Music Fes tival Week at Hays in 1919 will ap pear in recital Tuesday, February 22, 1921 at 8 p. m. Normal Auditorium Activity Tickets Admit - Price $1.00 THE ASSESSOR WILL NOT LIST YOUR 7 PREFERRED STOCK IN UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY. your investments what will be the reduction in income As assessment time comes nearer you are thinking of from the taxes and income tax? Probably it will average 2 to 3$7c The Preferred Stock of the United Telephone Company is NON-TAXABLE the Company pays the taxes on the property and your income is 1 net to you. CHANCE FOR GOOD INCOME No such-time has existed in the history of this generation for investing as now. Interest rates are high but they will not always remain so. It is thrift to invest every dollar possible to the best advantage. To make necessary extensions we are offering to our employees and patrons Preferred Stock in the Company paying 7 annually, free from all local taxes and normal income taxes. Hundreds of satisfied investors are already enjoying this return and have no worries about their taxes on their investments. The stock may be bought at $1C0 a share cash or on the installment plan as low as one dollar a week. We want our patrons and employees to be interested in this home institution. FREE BOOKLET Let us send you free our new booklet with map of the system and full information or" apply at your local exchange, where you can also - subscribe for stock. - - UNITED TELEPHONE COMPANY - - ABILENE, KANSAS What Bureau The Farm Bureau is the largest and most powerfuL agricultural organization in America. It is composed of local, state an d national branches, and has more than a million members. More than 2,000 out -of 2,800 agricultural counties in the United States have local bureaus served by county agents. . Ellis County Farm Bureau The purpose of the County Farm Bureau is purely educational. It is an organization of farmers banded together into a working group to promote better farming methods and increase production. It has at its cam mand the services of specialitst from the extension division of Kansas State Agricultural College and holds demonstrations along practical lines in agriculture and ho me economics. Kansas State Farm Bureau Kansas State Farm Bureau is the business organization of the county farm -bureaus of the state. It has 31,000 members in 49 Kansas counties. It looks after the legis lative and business interests of its members and through the American Farm Bureau Federation co-operates with other states in formulating better marketing systems, better transportation facilities, and better distribution of farm products. American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation correlates the work of the 37 state farm bureaus which comprise its membership. It has departments of marketing, trades relations, transportation, agricultural statistics, and education and publicity, each with experienced specialists at its head. It also has a legislative department with offices in Washington, and represents 'the will of its members in legislative matters by taking a referendum vote on all important questions. It is big enough to protect the economic interests of its members, and powerful enough to give agriculture the voice it should have in national affairs. Ellis County Membership Campaign Starts February 21 We are Counting on You to do Your Part. Eilis County Farm ICarasas State Farm. Bureau ureaii Company N 1 I tow. raise DURING the past month, reports have come to us that at farmers' meetings charges have been made, sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly, that this Company has adopted a policy of refusing to supply repair parts for old machines in order to compel the purchase of new ones. This statement is absolutely false. Such a policy has never been considered by this Company nor suggested to it. ' Ordinarily we ignore such reports, because we have learned that any large company, no matter how fair and high principled, is subject at all times to unjust criticism. The facts are this Company has always recognized the importance of repair service and has used every effort to make IHC service the best. We believe we can truthfully say that the repair service furnished wherever this Company's goods are sold is equal if not superior to that furnished on any m.anufacturi line. We call attention to the fact that machinery "Fix-up Weeks," instead of being something new and originated by the farmers in 1921, as some seem to think, were really an outgrowth of the movement started by manufacturers and dealers associations in connection with the Council of National Defense as a war con servation measure. Perhaps no ether agency has done so much to promote "National Repair Weeks" as this Company. .The farmer needs machines which will be efficient and economical. If his old machines can be repaired so as to render efficient and economical service, he would be foolish to purchase new ones. Whether the farmer utilizes and repairs , his old machines or buys new ones is a question for him to determine. But in making his decision, we give to every farmer who owns any IHC machines the " assurance that a full stock of repair parts will always be provided by this Company. Today, our repair stocks on the territory available for the farmers are 21 per cent greater than ever before at this time of the year. An average of a quarter million pounds of repairs are shipped from IHC factories for every working day in the year. Thirty million dollars worth of repair parts are now ready, as insurance for the farmer when he needs this service. In every International Harvester Works manufacturing orders call for repair parts Erst and even when furnishing them has meant cutting down production of new machines for which we h?d orders, repairs have always had preference. At every one of our 91 branch houses trained men are on duty to see that all orders are filled and shipped prompdy. Thousands of dealers scattered every where with an aortment of repairs in stock are always ready and willing to render every assistance. - - This service which this Company has rendered through the years to those who have purchased its machines has been a matter of great pride to the Company, and is the foundation of the cordial good-will existing between it and its customers. We feel it is due the Company and those who have purchased its machines that we give the widest- publicity to the fact that this service of repairs will be maintained and improved, and that any charges to the contrary are untrue., irrrER national Harvester Company CF AMERICA . .