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E P VOL. XL. NO. 27 HAYS. ELUS COUNTY. KANSAS . THURSDAY. JUNE 9. 1921. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR Stat THE TTyn THE FOURTH OF JULY 1921 HAYS HAS NOT CELEBRATED FOR NEARLY THIRTY YEARS Why Not Change the Program and Hare a Routing Celebration To the City Manager and to the Mayor of the City of Hays, Greeting: Under your superintendence and direction and with the aid and co operation of the Chamber of Com merce and of the merchants and busi ness men of the city, the Free Press tegs leave to suggest a Children's Celebration of our national anni versary on the Treat Playground. Our suggestion would include the ser vices of a band and the offering of prizes for footraces of youths of suit able age on the race track, and for other prizes for youngsters of both sexes as may be determined upon. We believe the merchants and leading citizens would willingly offer, prizes either in cash or gifts for 6uch an occasion. We suggest that the ladies of the city be placed under tribute for suggestions how to make a com plete and interesting program for the coming Fourth. We believe that Hays can accom plish a unique and creditable celebra tion. Let us make the effort. The Chamber of Commerce is organized to benefit the community, and if our honorable Mayor and City Manager could drop in at the next meeting and set the ball rolling for the Children's Celebration, it would te an up-to-date movement charac teristic of our city. Our friends in the country should receive a cordial wel come and their young folks invited to compete for the prizes. The race track will need to be gone over with the lawn mower and the grounds otherwise put in order for the event. If it is thought best to hold the celebration on. the Fair Grounds as the grandstand will afford seats and a resting place, well and good, but any revenue received from conces sions should go to the improvement of the Playground and for a well and lights on the Camping Ground. It has been a long while since Hays indulged in a good, all-round cele bration of the Fourth now, all to gether, let us have one. Our hotels, caterers, and all good citizens should give the celebration a boost. CAMP ROOSEVELT HEAD QUARTERS "Camp Roosevelt is doing a really big constructive work," announced Peter A. Mortenson, Superintendent of Chicago public schools, at a lunch eon of the Executive and General Committees of the Camp Roosevelt Association held recently.. "The combined military-physical-educational work carried on at this summer vacation camp is a distinct contribu tion to sturdy American citizenship. So many requests from school super intendents throughout the country have come to my desk that I antici pate that the summer of 1921 will far exceed the past two summers in attendance at this out-door play ground. It is an opportunity of which all who can should avail themselves." With the approach of summer and the close of school, vacation becomes a paramount consideration with school boys and Camp Roosevelt of fers the solution for a happy, profit able summer's outing. Thsi big en terprise, under the auspices of the Chicago Board of Education and the U. S. War Department, costs each student only $16.00 for a two-week period. This is a non-profit-making enterprise, in fact, it requires the sub scription of several thousand dollars each year by public spirited men who maintain it. Trained by regular army officers, and using regulation army equip ment, the young citizens 'of the re public live an exciting and interest in life full of parades, reviews, guard mounts, and other military features which appeal to young Americans. Camp Roosevelt's demo cracy and influence for Americaniza tion is recognized and praised throughout the United SUtes The entire summer is occupied with hik ing, swimming, athletics, sports, games and all sorts of recreation The camp is divided into three sectwns summer high school, R. O. T. C and Scoutcraf t - . c . . Enrollments are being inade with substantial additions every day Any boy twelve years or more old wdl hae the time of his life if he goes to Camp Roosevelt this summer. The periods begin July 3, and en rollment may be made NOW at the Headquarters, Room 403-G50 South Clark Street, Chicago. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, the Silo ad Dairy Pro ducts Improvemet Commttee of the Creamerymen's and Dairymen's Associations, the State Farm Bu reaus, the Dairy and Extension De partments om the Kansas State Agri cultural College, in cooperation with Chambers of Commerce and Farm, Dairy, and Livestock organizataions, and others, desire to vigorously em phasize the importance of dairy pro duction and particularly the need of the highest possible standard of qual ity of our dairy products, and the im portance of silo construction on every farm in the State of Kansas; AND WHEREAS, our country at the present time is confronted with keen competition from foreign coun tries in the markets of the world, it behooves our farmers to use. every possible effort to produce and market dairy products of the highest quality and at the lowest posible cost to the producer; AND WHEREAS, it has been scientifically demonstrated that the use of silos lowers the cost of pro duction, acomplishes great saving in crops, increases milk production, pro tects against loss by the elements and is an exceedingly valuable advantage in the development and upbuilding of our lands; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Henry J. Allen, Governor of Kansas, do here by proclaim the week of June 4 to 10 inclusive as "BETTER CREAM WEEK" and the week of June 24 to 30 inclusive as "BUILD A SILO WEEK" throughout the state of Kan sas, and do call upon and urge all good citizens to attend dairy and silo meetings wherever posible, to study the production of dairy products from the standpoint of volume, economy, and highest quality, to undertake con struction of silos or plans therefor, and to give thought to the planning of such crops for silage as may be timelv and necessary. HENRY J. ALLEN, Governor of Kansas SAVE TIME SAVE MONEY In these days of business retrench ment so far as economizing an office expense is concerned every business establishment is studying methods of saving even a few minutes of each employee's time each day. More time is lost in accounting departments than in any other, simply because so much time and effort necessarily has .been placed in mental or memor andum computations. Advent of adding machines has brought a great saving of this lost time, but adding machines themselves have required such a heavy invest ment that hundreds of thousands of busines shouses have been unable to acquire them. Invention of the LIGHTNING CALCULATOR has solved this problem of time for every business firm or individual. Its re markable effectiveness, its astonish ing cheapness of cost, its "pocket size" dimensions, its durability, ac curacy, simplicity of mechanism, unite to make it a business utility absolutely needed, yet easily obtain able by even the smallest firms. In time-saving alone the LIGHTNING CALCULATOR pays for itself many times over in the first few months. C. A. CLARK, Distributor, Hays, Kansas. Arnold Englund, a Junior student from the Kansas State Agricultural College, arrived in Hays, Monday morning, and will assist with the ex perimental work at the Erperiment Station, this summer. H. D. Hughes, Baptist Evangelist, is now a resident of Hays. He, with his family, has moved into the Mrs. L. E. King residence property in northwest Hays. Mr. Hughes' terri tory extends from Salina to the Colo rado line. The Dodge City people on the low lands had some high water from the Colorado flood waters in the Arkansas river, but no damage was done. Gar den City reports they were prepared for the rush of water before it reach ed there and no serious losses oc curred. The Arthur Wiles home on East Juniata street is much improved in looks since located on its new raised foundation- One of the troubles in Hays was that every house was set up but a foot from the ground, but now it is the rule to be three or four feet BP- . ... THE FLAG GOES BY Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums, A flash of color beneath the sky; The flag is pasirig by! Blue and crimson and white it shines, Over the steel-tipped, ordered lines. Hats off! The colors before us fly; But more that the flag is passing by. Sea-fights and land-fights, grim and great, Fought to make and save the state; Weary marches and sinking ships, Cheers of victory on dying lips. Days of plenty and years of peace, March of a strong land's swift in crease; Equal justice, right and law, Stately honor and reverend awe. Sign of a nation great and strong, To ward her people from foreign wrong! Pride and glory and honor all Live in the colors to stand or fall. Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums, And loyal hearts are beating high; Hats off! The flag is passing by! Selected. The Camping Ground We have the impression that there is not a better camping ground be tween Kansas City and Denver than our own on Big Creek. There is open ground for parking and ample shade, two of the things most prized by campers. Of course we could make it perfect by adding a driven well and city light, but as for trade, outers can find the merchants, the repair shops and the gasoline station without difficulty. Where will you go to better it? AT THE BIRTH OF THE FORT HAYS NORMAL SCHOOL Many years ago we stood with Principal Picken on the grounds of old Fort Hays and witnessed a game of baseball by the boys who com prised the attendance at the opening of what has proven to be the principal educational institution in Western Kansas. On that day it seemed a very hum ble and unpromising educational ven ture; the rooms occupied by the school were the remains of the old fort, which seemed so desolate and forlorn. If we could have looked forward and in our fancy pictured the splendid seat of learning as it exists today under the superintendence of President Lewis, it would have seem ed a dream indeed, wild and fantastic. It is wholly fair to say of Prof. Picken that he is entitled to our re spect and admiration as the pioneer who must lay the foundation and en dure the doubt and look of confidence which will forever attend the birth of an experiment. His was a day of trial and of small things; he was sel dom cheered by the ldud acclaim of the school in its modern prosperous courses; he labored and others have entered into his labors; beyond a doubt he is comforted by a good con science. As a companion piece to recollec tion we were impressed by a coincid ence on the city cemetery grounds on memorial day. In passing through the throng, bearing tributes "for each in his narrow cell forever laid," we came unconsciously to a pause and a friend, looking down, whis pered in our ear regretfully, "see, this is Mrs. Picken's grave and there is one solitary rose lying there, shorn of leaf and stem" but m a moment came Miss Annabelle Sutton with a generous offering of blooms in re membrance of a lady of refinement once so well known in the teaching circles of this city; and so, we thought, the fleeting years hurry us on, and often crush us as they pass. Mrs. Jacob Weltz, one of the Pioneer ladies of Hays, died Sunday, May 29, 1921, and was buried Wed nesday, June 1, 1921. She was 65 years of age. She with her husband, moved from Catherine, Russia, in the early seventies and settled at Cather ine, Kansas. The family moved to Hays about , eight years ago, where they have been living ever since. She leaves to mourn her loss five children, three sons and two daughters, be sides a large number of other rela tives. Her husband, Jacob Weltr, died four years ago. - . ; Mrs. Nellie M us grave Schoenthaler of Ellis, was operated on Wednesday afternoon, for appendicitis. HOLCOMB DEDICATION PRESIDENT LEWIS DELIVERS ADDRESS TO STUDENTS Movie, of Holcomb School, to be Shown Here On Wednesday, May 25, about fifty people, including faculty mem bers, students and others connected with the Fort Hays Normal, left in Consolidated School busses for the Holcomb School District out in Fin ney county near Garden City. ' The occasion for the pilgrimage was the dedication of the Holcomb Consolidated School Plant, which was held in connection with the graduat ing exercises on the following Thurs day. - President Lewis made the dedicat ory address Thursday morning and Dr. Mason delivered the graduating address Thursday afternoon. The musical organizations of this college, such as the Y. W. C. A. Sex tette, the Glee Club, the Men's Quar tette, and the Mixed Quartette ap peared o nthe program. The entire day was given to -celebrating the last day of school. A May pole dance and flag drill was given by the pupils. At noon the ladies of the commun ity served lunch, cafeteria style, in the large garage on the Holcomb campus. Thi3 consolidated district has as fine a modern high school as can be found in Kansas. It contains a large auditorium which can be turned into a basket ball court surpassed by few college courts in the state. The grade school, an equally well equipped building, contains a gym nasium in which the grade pupils spend their play time during bad weather. Mr. Lee and Mr. Wooster arrived at Holcomb the day before school closed and assisted in filming the various activities and classes of the school. These pictures will be shown here during summer school. Mr. and Mrs. Malloy, assisted by Mr. Roberts, gave a concert in Gar den City during the time spent in Finney county. On the following Sunday Mr. Roberts dedicated a new pipe organ in the Methodist church at Garden City. Other Fort Hays Normal people visiting at Holcomb were: Mr .and Mrs. Rarick, Miss Agnew, Miss Ellis, Mr. Davis, Mrs. Roberts, Mr. Callahan and Mr. Shively. Normal Leader. SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE HAYS NORMAL Summer School opened at the Fort Hays Kansas Normal School last week with a large increase in enrollment over last year. The strong demand for teachers, and" increased salaries, are attracting large numbers of de sirable young people into the Normal School. Last year the total enroll ment reached 607; this year the en rollment at the nd of the first week was 703. The Hays Normal has included in its program this year methods courses in such basic courses as reading, arithmetic, grammar, history, geog raphy, and penmanship. Large num bers of the candidates for One Year State certificates are enrolled in these courses. These courses are being of fered this year in response to a de mand from county superintendents that the young teachers have an op portunity to prepare themselves in these subjects. The courses in Rural School Methods, Primary Methods, and Up per Grade Methods also have large pnrollments. The housing facilities for students at Hays are more satisfactory this year than ever before, and the stu dents have 'had but little trouble in securing desirable rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Start, Alice Start and Prof. James Start of the Hays Normal, acompanied by Mrs. Ignatius I. Murphy, drove over from Hays, last Saturday, for a visit with Mrgnatius Murphy, who is here do ing special writing. Mrs. Murphy will remain with her husband for the summer and they will make their home in the F. W. Boyd residence during the summer months while the Boyd family is in the west. Phillips burg Post. Harvest commenced in Reno coun ty near Hutchinson, this week. The wheat in that county is very poor this year. The best wheat in the south west" part of the state, this year, seems to be along the Rock Island railway. . . .. BALLOU SAYS "AMERICA FIRST" Washington, June 6. "A radical change has been made in the curricu lum of the high schools of Washing ton, D. C.," notes the. Republican Publicity Association, through its President, Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr. "After the beginning of the new school year in September, every high school student will be required to take courses in American history and civics. Foreign languages, on the other hand, will be made elective. That means that the grant of a high school diploma will depend not at all upon proficiency in an alien tongue, but will demand a familiarity with our own nation's history and form of government. Superintendent Ballou says he has taken the action because he believes that a fundamntal knowl edge of American history and govern ment is a prerequisite for good cit izenship. "The need of widespread reform of the kind inaugurated in Washing ton is attested in a recent report of an official of the National Asociation of Manufacturers. 'An authoritative investigation of 5.054 high schools,' said he, 'indicates that only 2,000 of those investigated profess to teach civics and only 136 use accredited texts. In the rest of these 2,000 high schools social studies mean talks on current events with indifferent ma terial as the basis.' What the invest igation disclosed regarding the teach ing of American history is not in dicated, but there is little doubt that too many high schools gloss over the subject, trusting to institutions of higher education to make up any de ficiency that may exist along those lnes. "In making appropriations during the war to pay the salaries of Wash ington school teachers, Congress stip ulated that no part of the money should be used 'for the payment of any teacher to give instruction in the German language.' That restriction does not apply to appropriations since made. It was an extreme provision but how much more arbitrary is it to say that a pupil shall study German or any other foreign language, espec ially when a similar mandate does not apply to American history. After September the situation will be reversed in the Washington high schools. Every pupil SHALL study American history, and MAY study a foreign language. "Dr. Ballou calls attention to a fact that should be more widely recog nized when he says that 'as the high school becomes more cosmopolitan and more largely than ever before a finishing school rather than a prepar atory school for college, it becomes increasingly necessary to modify the courses of study in accordance with this change in personnel.' Had that truth been permitted earlier to influ ence" high school curriculums, the country would have been-saved from much of the hectic wave of interna tionalism that swept over it a year or so ago. "What high school student, for in stance, knows anything about the pro ceedings of the Constitutional Con vention and the debates that preceded the adoption of each of the provisions of our fundamental law? What high schools- are teaching today the lessons of the last three years of our history and the events in Europe in their re lation thereto? Yet a proper under standing of the principles upon which our government was founded in 1787, and the triumphant emergence of those principles, in 1920 from the welter of 'supreme sacrifices,' 'inter national guarantees,' and 'supergov ernments' that assailed them is a complete course in itself, a thorough familiarity with which should be de manded of every high school student before he is handed a diploma. "High schools throughout the coun try may well profit by the example set in the schools at the National Capitol. Now is the time to plan the courses for next year, and the Americanism that is featuring the present admin istration of our government at Wash ington should also find expresion in an emphasized attention to history and civics in our institutions of learn ing." WANTED Lady or gentle man able to speak write and read German, for private secre tary work after supper. : Apply at this office. - ; Amlnt SKears. The hers used by the ancient Egyptians had one leg detachable for sharpening. It was held In place fe j two cloths engaging T-shaped pins, and could be rtotnlie! In a second. INSTITUTE NOTES The Ellis County Normal Institute started last Monday with an enroll ment of seventy. The faculty is as follows: Louis Christiansen, County Superintendent, Conductor; Instructors: D. O. Hemp hill, Mis Maude McMindes, and Miss Annabelle Sutton. We are having a very interesting session, and much interest is shown. The enrollment to date has in creased to eighty-two. Mrs. Reed, the Red Cross Cotinty Nurse, is giving a series of very help ful and interesting lectures in Assembly. Mrs. R. C. Broadrick and son, Gor don, from Laramie, Wyoming, are here visiting her brother and family, Mr. W. H. Gordon. WANTED Lady or gentle man able to speak, write and read German, for private secre tary work after supper. Apply at this office. , Famoui Author to Spend Summer Here Ignatius I. Murphy, author of "Be hold the Flag" and numerous other poems, and special writer, has de cided to make his home this summer in this city. He was joined last week by his wife who has been staying at Hays, and they have rented the furnished home of F. W. Boyd for the summer and will occupy it. Mr. Murphy is a special writer who is at present in this' city writing pen sketches of the business men and other prominent citizens of Phillips burg and Phillips county, which are new beng published in the Post. His poem, "Behold the Flag," has been published throughout the nation and" was a great favorite during the stir ring times of the late world war period. He plans later to compile his best poems and have them pub lished in a volume. When he has finished his work here in Phillipsburg he will visit the other towns of the county and write pen sketches of the leading people. These sketches are being read with much interest and Mr. Murphy reports that he is be indwell-received by the people of this county. Phillipsburg Post. The loud noise at the Mill, Tuesday, that sounded like an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, was caused by workmen who were blast ing the old cement boiler foundation in prparation for a new and larger foundation to accommodate a Cooper boiler which will take the place of three others which have been in use for several years. They are also add ing steel girders. HAYS CATHOLIC COLLEGE CLOSES SUCCESSFUL YEAR Next Tuesday, Jun 14, Hays Cath olic College will close the year 1920 1921. The total enrollment for the year reached the highest mark, 116 students. Barring a few minor ailments, such as Measles, Headaches and an occa sional case of "Blues," the health of the students was perfect. Before the students leave for their long-looked-for Summer Vacation, the Commencement Exercises will be held in the College Auditorium Tues day, June 14th, at 2:30 p. m. The following program will be rendered: Raymond Overture Orchestra Salutatory Aloysius Gottschalk De Horatio, Iucundissimo Socio .... Fidelis Goetz Music, Music, March Orchestra Regulus Albert Bahl Valedictory George Bitter Convent Bells Carl Grabbe Address to Graduates Rev. Fr. Julius Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz Orchestra - Awarding of Diplomas Rev. Fr. Director Star Spangled Banner Roll of Graduate. CLASSICAL DEPARTMENT. Fi delis Goetz. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT. Aloysius Gottschalk, Anthony Ham meke, Richard Werth, George Bittel. In the evening of June 14th, the College will present to the public the interesting Comedy, -"Sadie Goes to Heaven." The Picture is full of mirth and fun with "Little Mary McAllister"-as the star. The entrance fee is thirty cents for adults and twenty for chil-. dren. The show will be given in the College Auditorium at 8:30 p. m.