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MAYS - I n UH VOL. XL. NO. 14 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS . THURSDAY. MARCH 10. 1921. SUBSCRIPTION S2.O0 PER YEAR ( HAYS, KANSAS g "The King Can Do no Wrong." The Czarina who presides over the destinies of the Hays Chamber of Commerce was somewhat peeved at what the Free Press said last week. We quote : "Let the ladies of the city look after Pink Teas and such minor affairs.' She informed the Free Press man that she had heretofore "divided the job printing equally between the two city offices, but in the future the Free Press would not get any of the work." Perhaps the directors of the C. of C. will have something to say where the patronage drill go. The Free Press is very, very sorry, indeed, that we so grieviously offend ed her highness. That we were com mitting less majeste was fartherest from our thoughts. - . We perhaps should be garroted for the offense; however, if no accidents- occur, the Free Press will try and worry along without assistance from the throne of the C. of C. It is surprising how the city managed to exist before the. ad vent of the Czarina. Business Girls to Meet The Business Girls' Club will hold an important meeting Tueday even ing, March 15, at 8 o'clock, in the G. A. A. R. room of the City Hall. Reports from the delegates to the state rallies will be heard and plans perfected for the play to be given April 4h and 5th, at the Strand under the direction of the Bock Producing Co. - Every member urged to be pres ent. Studebaker Car for Sale A nearly new 7 passenger car for sale very cheap, as we want a smaller car. Is as good as new. Little used and will be sold at a bargain. See Mr. Reardon, Brunswick Hotel, Hays. Furniture for Sale I will sell at private sale Tny house hold furniture. Frank Bissing. FEBEBAI. RESERVE a Banking System that has helped Revolutionize the Business o- Farming The operations of the Federal Reserve System are especially favorable to the farmer. . His borrowings ,to cover cost of fertilizing, planting, harvesting, and carry ing his crop can be rediscounted by this bank with the Federal Reserve Bank and an abundant supply of credit at moderate rate thus assured. . This bank realizes to the full the vital importance of the farmer's work and is genuinely desirous of extending to the farmers of this community the benefits resulting from its membership in the Federal Reserve System, First National Bank Member Federal Reserve Bank HAYS - - KANSAS That is broadb and safe and that is capable and well organized and that has for it's aim the happiness and success of our friends and patrons. it CITY TAXES 1921 Get ready to list your personal property and the members of your household. Failure to make or file statement compels the assessor to double your assessment. Have list ready for him when he calls. B. C. Arnold, Deputy. Assessor. Office in City Hall. Hours: 5 p. m. to 6 p. m. We have a piano in the vicinity of Hays partly paid for, party moving and we are compelled to take piano back. Bargain to person paying bal ance due on it. Write Means Music Co., 305 East 10th St., Kanses City, Mo. ml0t2 Hays an Athletic Center This Week The Western Kansas Basket Ball Tournament is being held at the Nor mal School, Friday and Saturday of this week. This is the biggest ath letic event ever staged in Western Kansas. . Forty-six 'teams with al most 500 contestants representing sixty high schools in Western Kansas are entering. The tournament in cludes both boys and girls teams. The two boys' teams and the two girls' teams who win the highest places in the Tournament will be eligible to compete in the state contest at the University next week for state cham pionship. The Fort Hays Kansas Normal School will present silver loving cups as trophies to the two boys' teams and the two girls' teams which win the highest honors. In addi tion to these four trophies which be come the permanent property of the teams winning them, the Golden Belt trophy will be held for the next year by the boys' teams which win first place in the Western Kansas Basket Ball Tournament. Under rules adopt ed some years ago the Golden Belt cup must be won and defended the two following years before it becomes the permanent property of any high school team. So far no team has been able to win the championship of the is . I Golden Belt District for three years in succession. The Hays High. School Basket Ball team will compete in this tournament. Get your Auto Tops repaired at he city Auto Top Works, first door east of O'Loughlin's Garage. The Junior League of the Meth odist church will hold a popcorn and candy sale at Basgall's store, Satur day afternoon. Mrs. G. S. Bader left Wednesday morning for .Hope, Kansas,' where they will make their home. Mr. Bader went to Hope, last week. Mrs. W. C. Nettleton and son, Billy, have, returned from California, where they have been visiting friends. The Music Club will meet Tuesday, March 15th, at the home of Mrs. C. D. Blake. The Ladies' Aid of the Baptist chupch wjll hold a Food Sale at Grass' store, Saturday, March 12. J. F.- Jordan who has been ailing for some time, left today (Thursday) for Kansas City, Missouri, for a stay where he expects to take treatment for a few weeks. A. A. Wiesner left Tuesday night for a sanitarium at Waukesha, Wis., of several weeks' duration in the in terest .of his health. C. M. Holmquist spent last Satur day attending court at WaKeeney. Mrs. B. Brungardt, one of the early settlers of Victoria, died Sunday night. The Junior League of the Meth odist church will hold a popcorn and candy sale at Basgall's store, Satur day afternoon. Get your Auto Tops repaired at he city Auto Top Works, first door east of O'Loughljn's Garage. Mr. and Mrs. Burton Haworth are the proud parents of a son, born to day (Thursday.) H. F. Addison is attending a meet ing of the Grand Chapter of Work men at Topeka, this week as a dele gate from the Hays lodge. Miss Nellie M. Reeder is here from New York City foran extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reeder, and other Hays friends. Robert, the young son of James Behan, Jr., who lives at Dodge City, is reported seriously ill. J. F. Overholser was here from Sa- lina, Wednesday. ' The Ladies of the Lutheran Aid Society will hold their Easter Bazaar and Food Sale in the old Royal Cafe building, March 19, 1921. A twenty five cent luncheon will be served dur ing the afternoon. We can supply you with plenty of home made candies. A. H. Reed of Reed & Sons, left: Wednesday, for Ellsworth, Kansas, ' where he has purchased a grocery store, and will take possession Mon day, March 14th. A. H. is one of the foremost young business men of the city; honest, energetic, and efficient, and we believe will be a success in the business he has undertaken in his new home. Twenty years ago the Citizens Na tional Bank of Great Bend was or ganized, and last week, after a care ful examination by the Government, it was given a charter for another twenty years. Four of the original five charter members are still con nected with the Bank and it has a de posit account of over $600,000 in that little city. One of those four is E. R. Moses, one of the 'directors of the proposed Golden Belt Railroad that wants to build to Hays, We are under obligations to Frank Stout, the ubiquitous traveling agent of the Citizens State- Bank, who has been sojourning in Arkansas for some time, returning last week to Hays for a short stay. He presented the Free Press office force with a quantity of black walnuts which he said ne gathered himself in the "scissor bill" state. Of ' course, Frank's reputation is so - well estab lished for truth and veracity that whenever he makes a statement, it is undoubtedly truthful.- Thanks for the walnuts, Frank! The assessors are finding lots of wheat on hand with the farmers un able to get cars in which to ship it. The long haul and the waiting on higher' prices has caused. the wheat farmers of Barton and Ellis counties to hold at least one-third of their wheat. There is a. lot of dissatisfac tion on 'account of a recent ruling of the tax commission which requires that wheat must be assessed for the present .market "value less the hauling. Heretofore wheat has been assessed for $1.00 a bushel and the assessors started out working on that scale but were requested to change to the fore going rule. The County Clerk's office is already kept husy receiving and entering up the tax blanks being al ready. sent in by the assessors. D McDonald was here from Ellis, Wednesday. The Mrs. Paul Ubert residence was sold to L. R. Moore, this week. C. W. Miller, Jr., made a trip to Dodge City, the first of this week. Alex Schueler recently slod a Dodge sedan to Lou Groff and one to Joe Bahl. . . Geo. Grass, Sr., who returned last week from an extended visit to Penn sylvania, is reported quite ill. His wife, who remained with friends there for a more extended visit, has since returned. Mrs. Roger Miller of Salina, who has been visiting relatives here, has returnedto her home. Carl Stecklein -had the misfortune to lose a valuable cow last week. Tuesday the Western Baptist Mis sionary Conference met at the Hays Baptist church. A very interesting meeting is reported. Chas. Jay is here from Salina, this week. Walter Miller is here from Salina, visiting friensd and relatives. Ed Truan from, north of Gorham, was brought to the Hays hospital Sunday. The King boys of the K. K. Co., have leased the Meyer building on East Juniata street, in which to in stall their ice cream plant and will take possession just as soon as the rooms can be put in readiness tor occupation. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Ely of Lamed, Kansas, have rented the Edwin Hill home. Mr. Ely is a traveling salesman for the Bliss Niles Sellman Hardware Co. of Atchison, Kansas. We are glad to welcome such people as these to Hays. The nicest display in the city, of Easter rabbits and Easter eggs, -can be seen in the grocery department of A. A. Wiesner's store. It is suspected that Ed Hill is the artist responsible for that elegant display. N. P. Gassman's new building on South Chestnut street is beginning to assume shape and will soon be ready for the finishing" touches. Nick is optomistic of the future greatness of Hays. If Hays had a few more Nicks like the southside shoe carpenter, the southside would'-sodti cause -"people to take notice. Young Arthur Lee, recent employe of the Ellis County News, has been made a fixture at the Hays postoffice. However, the young man, we pre sume is a republican, which obviates any derogatory remarks from an ob serving public. George Philip, of Rapid City, South Dakota, is here visiting his relatives, the Philip family. George is district attorney and it is reported that he was instrumental, perhaps, in detect ing and running to earth more dis loyal pro-Germans during the World War than any one man in the United States. The Hays Commandery initiated a class from WaKeeney in the rites of Masonry last Wednesday.. Members of the lodge here, with their visiting brothers, were given a banquet at the Normal, which was pronounced very excellent. The Legislature has agreed on their school appropriations for. the coming two years: Pittsburg State Normal gets $336,800 for 1922 and $310,000, for 1923, running ahead of Emporia, which is allowed $320,000 and $306,000. The Experiment Sta tion is given $25,000 for 1922 and $22,000 for 1923 and what they can make from crops and stock. The Fort Hays Normal asked for $199,500 for 1922 and $202,500 for 1923, and were cut down to 171,000 for 1922 and $145,500 for 1923; so Hays will get $363,500 of state money to spend the next two years. Felix Bissing, while digging a cellar for his new home in Normal Court, this week unearthed, about three feet under the ground, a human skeleton probably a relic of the "wild and woolly, historic" days of Hays when a "man for breakfast'' was not an un common "occurrance. The skeleton was partly missing, had decomposed, but the proof that it was a man's body that had been buried there, perhaps hurriedly, was the finding of a jack knife and several coat buttons. This is a mystery that will 'perhaps never be solved until time and tides shall be no more. , Up to going to press the Golden Belt has heard nothing from the In terstate Commerce Commission as to their permit to build in the proposed counties, but it is expected daily. The Press dispatches the past week tell that the Commission reached the case of the Northern Pacific railroad and millions of bonds, and this week's paper tells they granted the Pennsyl vania railroad permission " to raise thirty million dollars to better their line- Maybe they will reach the Golden Belt application papers soon. NORMAL NEWS NOTES President Lewis spoke before the Commercial Club at Plainville, last Tuesday evening at a banquet. At the invitation of the Commercial Club, the F. H. N. Ladies' Quartet, under the direction of Mrs. Malloy, gave a musical program. The Y. W. C. A. -gave programs this week at Brookville, Bunkerhill, and Russell. The Sextette is under the direction of Miss Helen M. Wil son. The preliminaries in Oratory and Debate were held at the Normal Aud itorium last Wednesday evening. Those who competed in Oratory were James O'Brien, "Everett McVey, and Miss Ethel Yates. The subjects of their orations were respectively "A Nation's Obligations," "For the Good of All," and "The Passing of the Lit tle Red School House." The oration contest was won by James O'Brien. Those who contested in Debate were Howard Harold, William Flynn", and James O'Brien. The subject for de bate was: Resolved, "That the Fed eral Government should enact legis lation embodying the principles of the Kansas Law for the settlement of labor disputes in public utilities." The debate was won by James O'Brien. The winners in both oratory and de bate will compete in the state contest in oraory and debate. The state con test will be held at Hays on April 1. The winner in the state contest in Oration will represent Kansas in an inter-state Oratorical contest which will be held in Warrensburg, Missouri, on May 7th. Since the Fort. Hays Kansas Nor mal School entered the state contest Hays has won in Oratory three times and lost once. A party of county superintendents, school board members, and school patrons, numbering thirty persons, pased through Hays last Monday on their way to Finney County to in spect the Holcomb Consolidated School at Holoomb. The party gath ered from Osborne and Rooks coun ties and ate dinner in Hays. They left Hays at 3 o'clock under the dir ection of Prof. C. E. Rarick, Head of the Department of Rural Education at the Normal School. There is much interest in Western Kansas in the subject of consolidation and this is only one of many parties which have visited the school to investigate the feasibility of consolidattion. Next Monday night, March 14, the F. H. N. Glee Club, under the direc tion, of Prof. Henry Edward Malloy, will give a concert at the Strand Theatre. The Glee Clab consists of the following students: Edwin Har ris, LeRoy Opdycke, Elmo Meade, Adelbert Cowan, Edward Law, Lan ning Rankin, Edmund Brungardt, Clair Wilson, Floris Shade, Harold Keesling, Robert Spencer and Everett Richardson. This concert is given' under the auspices of the American Legion and the proceeds of the con cert go into their treasury. On successive nights following, Monday night, the Glee. Club will give concerts in WaKeeney, Quinter, Oak ley, Colby, Goodland, Hoxie, Mor land, Hill Cityt, and Plainville. Caucus for City Election There will be 'a caucus at the City Hall, Monday evening, March 21, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of nominat ing candidates for the following of fices: One Commissioner for 3 years. (Pres ent commissioner, W. W. Paul). Treasurer of School Board for 2 yrs. (Present treasurer, C. W. Miller, . Jr.). Three members of Board of Educar tion for 4 years. (Present members, Messrs. Wann, Basgall and Kirk man). Hoisington, Kans., Feb. 28, 1921. Mr. A. L. Clark & Son, Hays, Kansas. Dear Sirs: Please find enclosed $2.00 for my subscription to the Free Press. I am always anxious for its arrival, and I certainly hope the new railroad to Hays will be built in the near future. Best wishes to all. Yours truly, Mrs. Henry Gehrer. HAYS MUSIC CLUB The Hays Music Club met at the home of Mrs. E. C. Flood on Tues day, March 1st. The program con sisted of a quartet number given by Misses Elizabeth Gallion, Ila Mort, Harriet Dague and Bernice Fowler, with Miss Jessie Granger, accompany ist. Paper, "Patriotic Music," pre pared by Mrs. R. S. Markwell and read by Mrs. A. H. Schmoekel; Piano Duet, Mrs. R. L Parker and Miss Josephine Parker; Vocal Solo, Miss Helen Wilson, and accompanist, Mrs. H. B. Neiswanger. Reading by Miss Harriet Dague. The closing .number was a Victor record, "Oh Patria Mia" tung by Miss Rosa Ponselle. i r'W) ftli on FTfl n r ) wl THE TEACHINGS of Personal Experience come too high in cost for the up-to-date successful man of today. Invariably the strongest advocate of the bank account is the man who has LEARNED BY EXPERIENCE and then it is often TOO LATE. V Profit by the teachings of Experience Start an account today. Little Johnny's Lament I've got to dig the garden, And plant some garden truck, "While others play, I work all day, I'm surely out of luck. Ma makes me take sassafras, To drive away all pain; I did the same old. thing last year It's got to be done over again. How Wifey Works It The wise housewife has the time of her life, But what does she care for that? She is cutting down on the grocery bills, To buy her Easter hat. GOLDEN BELT NOTES Tuesday's . Galveston News an nounces a contract made there the past week for over a million bushels, over 1000 cars, of wheat to be shippe"" the rest of this month, to two Grecian ports for the -account of Greece for its suffering farmers. The contract to furnish it was by one of the parties much interested in the build ing of the Golden Belt right up through this, wheat belt from Great Bend north. When the road is built these parties will be right here buying up the wheat for export. Press dispatches yesterday an nounced that Hutchinson wheat ship pers werp paying 5 cents more a bushel than the Kansas City price and Hutchinson is as close to Hays as is Salina. If the Golden Belt is built, at least one half of the wheat raised along this new road will go to or through Hutchinson. No wonder Hutchinson wants to see the road built and are doing what they can to have the Interstate grant the permis sion to build it. . The elevator builder-contractor was here this week, looking over the ground and inspecting the locations where it is proposed to locate elevat ors along the new road, and are ready to begin their work, and take bonds of the company for their p'ay, as quick as the word comes to GO. If the arrangements can be made for the land, Lookout, Smokey and Pleasant Hill will find their elevator on South Chestnut street where the old Thomas ice house is now located, the hole making a -splendid pit when cemented up. It was measured and staked off the past week. The past and this week the Experi ment Station are baling and shipping their alfalfa, hauling it to the Hays depot side track. If the Golden Belt is allowed to cross the reservation, it will have a side track right down in the middle of that alfalfa field so the station can ship within a ten min 'utes haul of the cars. In one. year the Experiment Station would more than save the cost, in hauling, of the value of the land used for their right-of-way. . ' - - , . Judd Bell h?s already painted the office sign for the company ready to hang up whenever it is certain the Interstate "will - grant the asked-for permission to . build and open up an office in Hays. - Chickens Wanted Highest market price in cash paid for chickens at the Erunswick Hotel, Hays.- ' The Ladies of the Lutheran Aid So ciety will hold an Easter Bazaar and t ' j o-i oj. j f in moi A Player Piano for sale at a bar gain price. Frank Bissing. For Sale. A piano. Inquire of F. E. MeLain at City Hall. Baby Chicks for sale. Mrs. Alonzo Brumitt. One Registered Shorthorn Bull to traae ior anotner one. aiso iai hogs for sale, weight about 200-lbs. each. P. J. Denning,- Hays, Kansas, Phone.912. - - m3t2pd I have changed my location from Olmitz, Kansas, to Hays, and am now located in the Tholen Bldg., Phone 211.- Dr. Roerig, Physician and Sur geonHours 10 to 4. . ml0t3 For Sale or Trade Five passenger Allen touring car in good condition. Inquire of A. V. Clark, Hays, Kansas. REGISTRATION NOTICE Notice i3 hereby given that begin ning on March 16th, 1921, and until March 26th, 1921, both days inclus ive, the books will be open for the registration of legally qualified voters until 10 o'clock P. M. and during the noon hours of each day at my office. On March 26th, 1921 at 10 o'clock P. M. the registration books will close and remain closed until the 6th day of April, 1921. Done at Hays, Kansas, March 8, 1921. (L S) Carrie Meyer, City Clerk. K. of P. Just received a nice line of Solid Gold K. of P. Emblem Buttons, at TholeJi's Jewelry Store, 103 S. Chest nut Street. ELECTION PROCLAMATION I, W. W. Paul, mayor of the City of Hays, Kansas, by virtue oi me authority in me vested by law, do hereby give notice and proclaim that on the fifth day of April, A. D. 1921, between the hours of 8 (e:ght) o'clock A. M. and 6 (six) o'clock P. M. of said day, there will be held in the City of Hays, Kansas, a general city election, for the purpose of elect ing the following officers: One City Commissioner, One Treasurer of the Board of Edu cation, Three members of the Board of Edu cation. The polling place at which votea will be received in the first ward of said city will be Basement of Farmers State Bank. And in the second ward wid be m And in the third ward will be in the City Hall. IlllilCSS 111 J March' A. D. 1921. W. W. Paul, Attest: Carrie Meyer, . Mayor. City Clerk. Painting Wall Papering Wall Paper FOR SALE E. V. SCHAEFFER Phone 183 HAYS, KANSAS .