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Hi caX Society VOL. XL. NO. 26 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS. THURSDAY. JUNE 2, 1921. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR HAYS pppp V 0 ii THE MEMORIAL SERVICES HAYS PEOPLE TAKE PLEASURE IN HONORING THE DAY A Large and Patriotic Audience Was Attendance Monday was Decoration Day, and as usual, it rained, but this year only in showers, keeping many people away, .but the cemetery at Hay was crowded with people, everybody car rying flowers. The decorations were the finest in many years, as flowers are very plentiful this year and the cemetery had been nicely cleaned up under the management of the com mittee, Mrs. Frank Fields, Miss Sut ton and Mr. Hoch. It was a real pleasure for people to go there. The Id soldiers graves were all decorated with American flags, and the Odd Fel lows had a banner at the grave of ever one of their members who had gone to the spirit land. The proces sion started at the G. A. R. Hall, headed by the Colors, the Band boys in their new uniforms, the Sons of Veterans, the old soldiers in autos, the late war boys in their uniforms, accompanied by Will Struble, the re cently returned sailor boy, and lots of autos filled with friends, who marched to the cemetery, where over the Soldiers' plot proper services were held, followed by the salute and the last bugle call. Then everybody placed flowers and flags at the sol diers graves. In the afternoon ap propriate services "were held at the Strand. Mayor Henry Oshant remembered his old friend, John Adkins, by plac ing two handsome bouquets on his grave. Others did the same. Someone kindly remembered the old residenter, Martin Allen, and placed a bouquet on the Allen family plot, Mr. Allen being buried at the home of his daughter, Mrs Hutchin son, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Our patriotic people take pleasure in honoring an occasion held in grate ful remembrance tf the nation's hist oric sacrifices; but it is difficult for a speaker whose duties and responsibil ities leave little leisure for the pre paration ofan address, to do himself justice on the great, world-wide themes now occupying the minds of thoughtful men everywhere; but to shunt them to one side by telling them what "my father" o "grand father" did is begging the question; or to drag forth poor old Greece and Rome twjd put them through theirl Sophmonc paces is a kind oi grave robbery; o rto knock Uncle Sam for refusing the Armenian mandate would not that justify us in taking up the sword in behalf of the conspiracy in Ireland against the British govern ment? Thoroughbred Americans vdo not favor crossing the water to en gage in a altruistic, world-wide crus ade in behalf of the feeble countries, which always get the worst of it at the hands of the great powers. We will feed the hungry and clothe the naked, but to carry all of the white man's burdens everywhere is too big a job even for our. dear old Uncle. Give us a rest on that kind of talk. At the hour of 10 a. m. loving hands gathered at the cemetery in great numbers and laid forget-me-nots above the sleeping dust of soldier and citizen alike of the soldier who vent to the field, and of the citizen who supported his cause. The afternoon exercises at the Strand were in charge of Comrade Shaffer, the chairman; Comrade Mc Lain and others, to whom we were in debted for an enjoyable program. The invocation was pronounced by Dr. Wiest; a quartette, led by Prof. Malloy, led the audience in singing the national anthem; at intervals the quartette gave favorite old-time army songs their voices harmonized ex cepUonally well, and their recitals were ereatly enjoyed. " snd of parolhial school e.ri. Piano accompiniment eh.nted - "l"1 ri I I and Fields-the roPP' - a.t,,r(. of the program. interesting th n, of the fine numbers was trie poem, Glad Cope Mortal be Proud d "Why anoui" Miss whose . a farming na. a. as perfect and whose . vr fhA average. recollection rendition was tar The calling of the rou that is told. s -ustified in the program, and so Memorial Day for 1921 closed with the singing of "America." The Little Green Tents The little gree tents where the soldiers sleep, and the sunbeams play and the women weep, are covered with flowers today; and between the tents walk the weary few, whd were young and stalwart in 'sixty-two, when they went to the war away. The little green tents are built of sod, and they are not long, and they are not broad, but the soldiers have lots of room; and the sod is part of the land they saved, when flag of the enemy darkly waved, the symbol of dole and doom. The little green tent is a thing divine; the little green tent is a countryls shrine, where patriots kneel and pray; and the brave men left, so old, so few, were young and stalwart in 'sixty-two, when they went to the war away. Walt Mason. Ellis county is not the only county in the state that is hard hit with drouth and other destructive ele ments. The Hutchinson News says: "The wheat through Barton, Rush, and Russell counties is going to fall very far short of making a crop in the opinion of John McMullen of Great Bend. He made a 150 mile automo bile trip this week through the coun try from Great Bend to Russell, La Crosse and' Hays. 'Probably fifty per cent of the wheat yet has a chance of making a good crop if rains come soon, he reports. 'About half the balance is under the most favorable conditions going to make a very light yield and the balance is practically no good at all, and a guess at the average condition would be about CO to 65 per cent. The Easter freeze and dry weather since have hit the crop hard in most places, except north of La Crosse where in a large territory the crop was almost entirely destroyed by the hard winds of early this spring. " Cargoes of wheat are now begin ning to go out of the Galveston port for German ports. 'Last Wednesday the British ship, Laringa, left for Bremen with 242,519 bushels of wheat. The British ship, Fotina, took 264,000 bushels to Italian ports. The Greek ship, Polyktor, took 253,844 bushels to Greek ports. Last Friday there were cleared from the port of Galveston, ships carrying 1,355,363 bushels of wheat to various ports, be in the second time during May that ovef a million bushels were shipped in a single day; and the big agents claim that the exports for the month will exceed ten million bushels, so much that the grain in the elevators is running low. It is no wonder those exporters are trying to get some of the millions of bushels of wheat in Western Kansas that has been going to Chicago and eastern ports. Supt. Haas, who formerly taught in Hays, and the past year in Plainville, teaches next year at McCracken. Plainville gets an athletic teacher which means work for the Hays team to meet. The Plainville Times says: "Mr. and Mrs. Ray Manly of Diamond Springs, students in the Kansas State Normal School of Emporia, will teach in the Plainville schools next year at a combined salary of $2,500. Mr. Manley will coach athletics and teach agriculture. Mrs. Manly will teach in the grades. They will receive -their life certificates from the Kansas Nor mal in June. Mr. Manly has played guard on the Normal football team the past two years and has been one of the most dependable men on the team." Cards are out announcing the mar riage of Eunice Marguerite Wick man of Salina, and Earl Wesley Gardner of Dodge City, at 8 p. m., Thursday, May 26th, at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. and Mrs. M. L. Wickman, in Salina. Mr. Gardner has a clothing store in Dodge City, where the young couple will be at home to their friends after June 15. Mr. Gardner is a brother of Miss Bula Gardner, teacher in the Hays High School, and his bride is the daughter of Rev. Wickman, former pastor of the M. E. church of this city; she was teacher in the Russell high school the past year. Not many years ago people, who lived eight or ten miles in the country drove into town on Decoration Day, with horses and carriages. Now you hardly even see a team and carriage, but men with their families come to town on Decoration Day in automo biles from twenty to thirty miles away. Automobiles have obliterated time and distance. We believe the time is coming when the. airship will be so perfected and the danger to life become so reduced that the air ship will take the place of the automobile. After Death, What? Decoration Day, . and everybody thinking of death, the following won the first prize of $25.00 offered last week by the Wichita Eagle, there be ing over a thousand competitors. It is surely a pretty idea of Death and the Hereafter: "When we pass through the change called death it will be like going from one room to another or graduating into a higher grade of school. "We lay aside the worn out body as we would an old coat or dress. Life is eternal progression and everything in nature is of slow growth so with the evolution of our soul conscious ness, we come gradually into our soil growth. We cannot skip a grade. "The passing out of this, life is as natural as coming into it. It is only passing from the shadow or darkness into the light of the full day and only for our selfishness for the loss of thos who have gone to a higher grade, it would be a time of rejoicing for do we not rejoice when our chil dren graduate from High School to College? "If we live up to our highest ideals each day we will have made all the preparations necessary for the next life and we have eternity to evolve. 'All the Boundless Universe is Life There 13 no Death.' " i - Mrs. Howard Kohn.j 316 S. Water St., Wichita. Kansas comes in for its honors at the port of Galveston, this week's Galveston News telling that the Dig ship WICHITA took aboard 284,000 bushels of wheat going to an Italian port. SUMMER TERM OF MUSIC Lesons on Mandolin.G uitar, Uke lele, Piano and Violin. Up-to-date methods taught by a thoroughly ex perienced teacher. , Fulhour lessons only Ten dollars for fifteen weeks. Weekly practice free. Mrs. A. B. Stewart, ak.Hay City Drug Store. CONTINUED DROUTHS IN CHINA CROPS LOST Spring Harvest in Province of Chili a Failure. 2,000,000 Sufferers Must be Fed Until Aug ust Harvest HELP MUST BE GIVEN QUICKLY Funds will be Cabled to China and Food Bought and Distributed. The great drouth in China contin ues. The spring crop in the Pro vince of Chihli was a total failure. This means that 2,000,000 people now being fed by relief funds, must be cared for until the summer crop is harvested in August, i This information comes from Thomas W. Lamont, Chairman of the American Committee, by cable from Pekin. Mr. Lamont pleads with the people of America to give immediate help. Funds-will be cabled to Pekin and food will be bought and immed iately distributed in the famine area. Ten Foreign Mission Boards and Interdenominational organizations have appealed to Mr. Lamont for him to continue the relief work until August, basing their action upon the fact that much' of the good done to date will be lost unless relief is "pro vided from America. The one question is: Shall these victims, given hope by America, be abandoned now before they can sup port themselves, after having been saved through the winter? Send your contribution ten, five, two dollars, half dollars any amount will save a life, to W. W. Bowman, Treasurer, China Famine Relief Fund of Kansas ,509 Mulvane Building, Topeka, Kansas. The new Kansas auto license law becomes effective in just one month, and there is much red tape connected with it. Licensing motor 'cars under the new statute will be considerably complicated, and the secretary of state is visiting all localities of the state, holding group meetings with the treasurers for the purpose of ex plaining the law. Beginning July 1, all motor cars will pay fees con tingent upon weight, and motor trucks contingent upon carrying cap acity. The minimum license under the new act is $8, which apples to Fords. The license cost in the past has been $5 for all cars. Only a half year's li cense will he paid"july 1, as the state license will he issued on the calendar year beginning January 1, 1922. . CATHOUC ACTIVITIES THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI WAS CELEBRATED It was a Great Day for the Catholics of Hays Last Sunday, Hays was the scene of great festivities for the Catholics of the city. The Feast of Corpus Christi was fittingly celebrated. The Pontifical High Mass was sung by the Right Rev. Bishop Tief, ass'isted by Very Rev. Fr. Benedict, O. M. Cap., Prov incial of the Capuchin Order, as Archpriest; the Rev. Frs. Damian and Odilo O. S. B. as Deacons of Honor; Frs. Gilbert and Walter, O. M. Cap., were Deacons of the Mass; Frs. Julius and Edwin, O. M. Cap., Mas ters of Ceremonies. After the Mass the Rt. Rev. Bishop carried the Most Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Hays, accompanied by the members of the Parish, the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Col umbus band. The whole celebration was a grand public demonstration of the Catholic faith in the Blessed Sacrament, the center of the whole Catholic religion. Nearly 300 candidates were taken into the order. Work began at 9:30 a. in. when all candidates and mem bers had assembled. The parade started from the Knights of Columbus Home in the following order: U. S. Flag, leader, with four guards of honor, with Knights of Columbus band immediately following. Then came the candidates and members accompanied by the Catharine band. The procession marched to St. Jos 'eph's church where the Rt. Rev. Francis J. Tief celebrated Pontifical High Mass, after which Knights and candidates participated in a Corpus Christi procession of abo'ut 1750 per sons. The Degree Work constituted the afternooon program which took place at the Administraton Building .nd the Woman's Building at the Fort Hays Normal. The banquet was served at Sheridan Coliseum in the evening, followed by a program to which the public "was invited. Bishop Cunningham Assembly Held Reception Ball On Wednesday evening, June 1st, Bishop Cunningham General Assem bly Fourth Degree, Kights of Colum bus held a formal reception ball at the K. of C. Home in honor of the out-of-town F. D. members and their , ladies. Those dancing were: Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Miller, Ellis; Mr. and Mrs. J. M Carey, Ellis; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Campbell, Hoxie; Mr and Mrs. U. C. Berens, Walker; Mr. and Mrs. Leo B. Wiesner, Ellis; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Antony Unrein, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Tholen, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McCarthy, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Stanton, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Schlyer, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Frank, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Beeby, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Burtscher, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wiesner, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Arnhold, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Klug, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Benton, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Dreiling, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wasinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Jacobs, Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Herman, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brull, Dr and Mrs. J. R. Betthauser, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Roth, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Wasinger, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Roth; Misses Margaret Pauley, Lynn, Kansas; Kathryn Jacobs, Faythe Logan, Agnes Wasinger, Clara Basgall, Kathleen Logan, Mary Catherine Bird, ! Ida Wasinger,. Mary E. Bissing, 'Julia Mullen, Josepha Wiesner; Messrs. Timothy Mahoney, Solomon; W. F. McCarthy, Concordia; Edward J. Wil son, Ellis; M. J. Unrein, C. J. Lore ditsch, I. J. Rupp, W. F. Drees. The Ball Room was attractively decorated in red white and blue bunting and streamers, flags, pen nants and emblems of the Fourth De gree. Those present voted it a social success at the same time inquiring for the nearest similar event. Mrs. H. A. Cowan and daughter, Helen, spent .Decoration Day with friends and relatives at Abilene. They also visited Mrs. Cowan's sister at Manhattan, returning Wednesday evening on 103. is enabling the country to pull through this crisis is the fact that the new Administration has pledged it self to a Protective Tariff policy, and that pledge is now being made good, in the adoption of an Emergency Tar iff Act to bridge, the gap between, the present and such time as a permanent Protective Tariff policy can be adopt ed. American Economist. Prosperity's Pitfalls In the adoption of policies and the enactment of legislation, vhe United States has always moved with a due regard to. precedent, although in the absence of precedent, our country has not been averse to initiating new doctrines. The Tariff question in America 'dates from our country's birth. We have ample opportunity to look back and compare notes on the advantages and disadvantages of the various Tariff acts during the past century and a half. In every instance the record shows that with every Free-Trade regime there came a period of depression, and that this de presion continued until the country was again relieved by a higher Tariff. The curse of Free-Trade in Amer ica was amply described by Horace Greeley, when he wrote: "Our years of signal distress and depression have been those in which our ports were more easily flooded with foreign goods those which in tervened between the recognition of our independence and the enactment of the Tariff of 1789; those which followed the close of our last war with Great Britain and were signal ized by immense importations of her fabrics those of 1837-42, when the compromise of 1833 began to 'be ser iously felt in the reduction of duties on mports, and those of 1854-57 when the Polk-Walker Tariff of 1846 had had time to take full effect." If Mr. Greeley were alive today, we venture to say that his enumera tion of periods of distress -would also include the following: "Also the periods during the Wilson administra tion before and after the Great World War, and up to the time when a proper Tarff polcy could Jbe enacted and become operative." In support of this statement it could be well asked, "What was the Wilson admin istration to show for its eight years of Free-Trade policies?" Is there a Free-Trader who can consistently answer this question? In considering economc questions it is well to remember that the wealth of a nation is measured not so much by abundance of natural assets as it is by the number of moral, healthy and contented people composing it. The most valuable natural resources will go. for naught if the inhabitants of the country are not given' the wherewithal and the encouragement to put these resources to use and real ize on them. The most important ele ment in progressive, commercial and industrial enterprise is contentment of the working class, which can only be made posible by decent surround ings, fair wages and steady employ ment. A farmer does not raise his crop merely to gaze at it in admira tion after it has reached full growth. His one object is to dispose of that crop to his advantage and not to his disadvantage. The workman applies his mechanical skill to his work, not only because he takes pride in the re sult of his handicraft, but because he is rewarded in wages for his services. He must work to live. The employer is willing to pay the workman a de cent wage, as long as the market for his product exists and he is able to realize on the sale of his output. He is willing to increase the cost of pro duction by making of his workshop a better and more wholesome place to work. In this way he also increases the efficiency of his workmen. The American employer has done -more in the way of improving condi tions among his employes than any other country in the world. He is striving at all times to make his work ing force better in health, more effic ient and more contented. In these efforts he should be given all reason able cd-operation on the part of the government. The markets for the output of American labor are right here in America. Foolish Free Trade legisla tion has at times deprived us of these markets; always with the same result, that after Free-Trade had spread un employment and hard times through out the country, a Protective Tariff Policy was adopted in order to re store prosperity and contentment. That is the condition we are in to day. After eight years of Free-Trade rule, the country finds itself up against the wall, with cries of unem-! ployment on all sides. Machinery and equipment stand idle in factories and mills, while foreign merchandise j flows into the country without restric tion. The one ray of light that buoys up the confidence of the people and Dr. Emery Catudal came over from Plamville, Saturday, to attend the, Kngihts of Columbus festivities held here Sunday. W. F. McCarthy, who has a posi tion in Concordia, attended the K. of C. festivities here Sunday. THE YOUNG WIDOW She is modest, but not bashful; Free and easy, but not bold; Like an apple ripe and mellow; Not too young, and not too old; Half inviting, half repulsive, .New advancing, and now shy; There is mischief in her dimple. There is danger in her eye. She has studied human nature; She is schooled in all her arts; She has taken her diploma As the mistress of all hearts; She can tell the very moment When to sigh and when to smile; O, the maid is sometimes charming; But the widow all the while. Are you sad? how very serious Will her handso me face become ; Are you angry? she is wretched, Lonely, friendless, tearful, dumb; Are you mirthful? how her laughter. Silver sounding will ring out; She can lure, and catch, and play you. As the angler does the trout. You old bachelor of forty, Who have grown so bold and wise. Young Americans of twenty, With the lovelocks in your eyes, You may practice all your lessons, Taught by Cupid since the fall. But I know a little widow Who can win and fool you all. Selected. THE CHURCHES First Baptist Church H. Mac D. Thompson, Pastor. Sunday School at 9:45 a. m. Morning worship at 11 a. m. Theme of m6rning sermon "Soul Liberty." Junior Union at 7 p. m. Intermediate Union at 7 p. m B. Y. P. N. at 7:15 p. m. . Evening worship at 8 p. m. A splendid musical program is be ing planned for each service by Miss Felten. Miss Annabelle Stone is pastor's assistant, whose duties are helpful ness to the student body. The church invites the students-who- are .Baptists and all who will to enroll with us for the summer's work. The pastor can be seen in his study every morning and by appointment at other times. Presbyterian Church Gerrit Snyder, pastor. Bible School at 9:45 a. m. Morning Worship at 11 a. m. , ' Service at Silverdale School Ho'use at 2:30 p. m. Christian Endeavor at the church, social hour at 6:30 p. m. -Devotional meeting at 7:00 p.m. At the Bible School hour, 9:45 a. m., the Children's Day exercises will interest both parents and friends of the little ones. A special invitation is extended to Normal students and strangers in the city to come and feel at home in our church. The Young People will have a so cial half -hour at the church at 6:30 to meet and get acquainted with the young people who are strangers in our midst. The pastor who has been absent from the city, will return this week to occupy the pulpit at the 11 o'clock service. Special music by the choir. June 12th the County Sunday School Association will .hold an all day session at Ellis in the Congrega tional church. Two state workers will be present and a fine program awaits all who will attend. Plan to go and get all the help -you can that you may give better service. Methodist Episcopal Church Glenn A,. Baldwin, pastor. Bright, brisk and brief will be the Sunday evening services during June and July. The pastor will preach a series of sermons on "The Lord's Prayer" with the following sub-titles: "A Divine Father and His Human Children," "Making God Holy," "Bringing God's Kingdom," "Doing God's Will," "Daily, Supplies from the Other World," "Forgiving ' and Forgiven," "Escaping Temptation and the Tempter." The service will begin at eight o'clock sharp and it will be your fault if you are not or your way home at nine. The former parsonage has been named KoIIejKlan Kwarters and the student classes will meet there on Sunday hereafter and the building will house the church office and many mid-week activities of a social nature. The Student Council is framing the rules under which it is to be used and the program to' be carried out.