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4 A i ii ii ii VOL. XLI. NO. 10 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS . THURSDAY. FEB. 9,. 1922. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR G. B. CREAMERY & ICE CO.! (Incorporated) I A FEW FACTS AND FIGURES J Ab Institution of Which the City of Hays Should be Justly Proud it inin lL ... iL , In June, 1919, the King Brothers,! " Ernest, Clarence and Asa, together, with their father, purchased the old. ice plant of Haffamier & Jordan, and' beside th mnnfanti.r uJ added butter and ice cream. The ven-l ture was a success from the start and the business increased so rapidly that nostrils the breath of life; and man! they were forced to move the cream' became a living soul; and Jehovah and butter department to more com-' 'God ntecl a garden eastward, in, I Eden, and there he put the man modious quarters. They secured the, whom he formeJ j Meier building on East Junata street, j Here we have the truth about the whch also soon became inadequate forj origin of man the most stupendous their business. J miracle in all the universe of God;j During the summer of 1921 they fast, the infinite purpose, then man,! formed a stock company which was; after his own image, in the dignity! incorporated in the sum of. $50,000, j and glory of his perfected person. I and commenced the erection of a; It is said of Daniel Webster in the large and commodious building east are visit -which he made to England,) of the W. O. Anderson & Co.'s whole-' that, as he passed along the streets. sale house just north of the U. P. j tsack in east Hays, which is now.near- - . . ... ... 1 ing completion ana will probably be. in full swing within the next ninety; upon him in admiration and wonder days. They expect to commence the! ment, as much as to say: There goes manufacture of ice about April 15th. a man! tney nave orders now for four car. loads of ice from out of town firms. j The building covers a space of 127; x62 feet, built of brick and tile. It! has a daily ice making capacity of thirty tons, besides the cold storage.! The storage room will hold two hun-j dred tons of ice. The freezing tank is 22x70 feet with a capacity of 470 three-hundred-pound cakes of ice daily. Three large wells have been sunk for furnishing water which will first be run through a condenser and purifier before going into the f reez-1 ing tanks, thus insuring absolutely clean, pure ice. j The creamerv and ice cream de- ... . ' partment, besides a large daily out-, put of butter, will manufacture 1000 j gallons of ice cream daly. The stor-! age room will be kept at a zero temp- Prature at all times and all milk will "h- thnmno-hlv nasteurized before it is manufactured, thus insuring absolute- lv nurp and wholesome cream. The machinery is in duplex. The wr lo.i hnra nnwpr hotlprs are equipped for burning either coal or crude oil. Two underground oil tanks near the boilers will hold three car loads of oil, which in the case of a shortage of coal can be used, thu obviating the necessity of shuttingf down. ) Frank Rose is chief engineer andi superintendent of construction. He came here from Oklahoma, where he has superintended the construction of similar plants and from the thorough manner in which the work is being done here, he undoubtedly! understands his business. j Warren Daker, the contractor andi house builder, who is well known in Hays as master of his business, has charge of the wood construction, which is a guarantee of thorough honest work. Hays should be proud of the new ice making and creamery establish ment when entirely finished, and they should back the King boys with all their business. The boys are hustlers and are a living product of Western' Kansas nerve and industry. We predict marked success will reward their labors. There is much more that can be said of this establishment, and as soon as it is entirely completed, the Free Press will endeavor to give a complete write-up of this very excellent in dustry. Dr. H. S. Capps, County Health Officer, went over to Ellis, on Febru ary 2nd, to take part in the Health Program. carried out under the auspices of the Community Club. Several addresses wpre made during the afternoon and evening by Dr. Capps and D. S. Kenney, Director of the State Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Norton, on the subjects" pertaining to Public Health and the Health work in Ellis County. At the night meet ing in the rooms of the club, Dr. Capps and Dr. Kenney were made life honorary members of the club. now about that insurance policy? Am ready to serve you. H. W. Oshant. H. W. Illingworth has moved his family into the rooms over the hard ware store. I THE MISSING LINK By M. H. J. The theory of the evolutionists would lead us to infer that when the germ of man started (who started it?) in the mud of an incomprehens- ble past and arrived at the develop- ment of the Garden, he was covered with hair like the gorilla, with a flat dome of thought, a huge, outstanding , , , , ridge for a brow, and sunken eyes that, in short, he was an animal, without shame, and needed no fig leaf; whereas, the bible, which tells the truth about eveyrthing and never dodges, says what does it say? And! Jehovah God formed man of the dust ; of the ground and breathed into his of London, the hod carriers andi mortar mixers rested their tools upon j.L 1 1 j. J 1 II giounu aim lumeu aim .uuu. "easier visueu v,an m ui. departure the old Scotchman said of j him: When it comes to logic that. man can split hairs with any of them.. Webster once sat in a congregtaion i of rural worshippers, and as he sat in. respestful attention to the services, his blazing orbs fastened upon tne; preacher so disconcerted the poor man I that he was unable to proceed with' his discourse. I Do you believe that Webster had' descended from a breed of gorillas? ! ooooo j George Philip has in his office the wings of an eagle, taken from a bird a hunter had killed four miles out of j x A.-.1 1 1 1 4oJl ! ne UCJ W1 feathers and cut one foot off and left the rest of the carcass. The bird measured seven feet from tip to tip. mere is a law against kiuims an eaie and it is supposed that the hunter: knew that fact and abandoned the! bird alter ne naa iaiven me tan. feathers, which are said to have a market value of fifty cets each, and so, for a trifling gain the hunter will place himself in jeopardy and destroy our . noble and nationally symbolic bird. This offense is on a par -withj the man who will kill the buffalo or any other large game for the tongue j merely, and it sucn an onenaer can ue, identified it is the duty of any goodj citizen to report him. ooooo The Washington conference for the limitation of armaments has closed leaving Baron Kato w-ith his "poker face;" with many strings tied to Japan's return of Shantung, Man- churia and Siberia; with everybody convinced "that much depends upon the sincerity and good faith of Japan," and with the general convic tion that the essence of all Japan uipiomacy is neei lu aett.c conclusively. ooooo The savage, in the whim of an idle hour, cuts a child's symbol oh the face the the rock; and two thousand years afterward the press agent comes along and makes a prolonged, absurd story out of this nothing. ooooo There should be a crusade of the Christian nations against the un speakable Turk to drive him from Europe utterly and rescue the rem nant of the Armenian nation from the slaughter. We believe a call for volunteers for that purpose would be effective, and that the enterprise could be financed. War ought not to cease until that object is accomplish ed. - ooooo In this semi-arid region shade trees are one of the prime necessities, and in this connection we renew our sug gestion that the city of Hays change former plans for an attractive and desirable use of the Treat Play ground. The race track, if the author ities consent, might be shaded from both sides and gTOUps of trees care fully planted over the plat, leaving, however, ample space for recreation. In this way the Playground can be made an ornament to the city, and the donor's intentions concerning it carried out. A south side school house, fronting the playground would complete a "worthy municipal enter prise. Such a structure is in line with j the city's future growth and can be accomplished without badgering the people for subscriptions in deferred payments. If shade trees had been provided at the outset on this splendid gift, the playground would now be as beautiful as a park. U. S Land Officer C. W Miller Hays was agreeably surprised Tues day morning, by the announcement that cur old townsman, C. W. Miller, Sr.. a wheel-horsi nf Pfrmhlifjn5m -n the Sixth Di3trict had b(?en ap iRt d President Hardin- on the endorsement of both Senator Curtis and Capper, to be Register of the U. S. Land Office at Topeka, Kansas, an office that lasts as long as the Repub- licans in Washington are in power. . The Government law specifies that when a v s Land District ceases to haVe a certain amount of vacant land, the office and records are to be moved tQ the gtate Capitalf and the Qid and office of Hays iater WaKeeney and then Colby, as also the Kirwin offices and all in Kansas but the Dodge City U ,r -,,1. v. now . w . .umer wm nave inaige ui all of the U. S. Land records of east! and the northwest Kansas land, ex cepting those in the 7th district, which also will soon be moved to To peka. The office is located in the Government Post-Office building." Topeka avenue and now C. W. can sit jn Government chair and when bugy entertain his Kansas friends politicians i It is one of the big State appoint- charre of the tt s Sen. ators, as the Internal Revenue, mar shal, District Attorney, and comes to him unsolicited as a recognition of i his past political activities, in helping to swing Ellis county into the Presi- ! dent Harding column. He will assume his duties about the lrst of March. It is a big govern- mpnt fr Wegtern Kansas We hear that the Great Bend-Phil iipsburg auto bus line, tnougn carry many passengers, uoes noi pay So far little or no freight has been carried. The owner might try raising the rate to eight cents. He can get that as easily as five cents. Stockton Record. He complains that not a soul of those who persuaded him to start the Bus line have ever shipped a package with him from point to point, and none of them ride in his bus, and the traveling men are his only customers, PYf pnf ncci si'nn .ill v n TCnrmfll student: . . , .. wn1ld hp ! convenience. Last week the new Star mail route between Plainville and Phillipsburg was started and the con tract was awarded to this stage line, which will help out. Attention! Of All Ex-Soldiers Who served in the War with Spain at home or abroad, or those who saw service in the Philippine Insurrection of the Chine relief expedition, and their widows. Congress passed laws of the utmost interest to soldiers and if -they will send name and address to W. S. Buchanan, National Aid-decamp, Army and Navy Union, Route 2, Louisa, Va., he will be glad to ad vise them fully as to their rights under the new law. Prompt action will mean the possible saving of money, as the pension commences from the filing of the claim. Mr. Buchanan wishes to assist his com rades in every possible manner. Write him and enclose stamp for reply. Clarence Clark who has been work ing at Kinsley since October, returned home Monday, and has accepted a job in the radiator department at the Oldham garage. Want several good farm loans at current rates. H .W. Oshant. JL M. Eardin, proprietor of the Brunswick Ilotel, has gone to Indiana on a business trip, and while there will visit his father at Worthington, Indiana. ".1 ' i -1.' HAYS CITY ONE OF THE MOST PROSPER. OUS, THOROUGH-GOING CITIES IN WESTERN KANSAS Over Fifty New Dwellings Were Erected in 1921 in North Hays With Several Now Building and Others in Contem plation for 1922 Despite the hig-h cost of living that obtained during the war and up to the present time; the high cost of labor, taxes and the present exhorbi tant freight rate which causes the prces of lumber, coal and other'com modities to soar almost beyond the reach of the consumer, Hays has continued to gradually, increase in population and material prosperity. Nineteen hundred and twenty-one (1921) was a banner year for Hays, some fifty dwelling houses were erected during the year, while sev eral others were remodeled and add ed to. The Home Builders' Association, under the management of J. M. Wiesner, has erected four homes on the south half of Highland Addition in the northwest part of Hays. The site is restricted to modern types of homes with a specified minimum as to size and cost of construction. It includes the high lands of the Addi tion overlooking the picturesque Big Creek Valley to the southwest, west and northwest. Harvey W. Fellers has erected an attractive home in the same addition. Among others north of the track are Alex Mcintosh, Joseph Goetz, M. J. Dorzweiler, Anton Schumacher, two; Dr. G. C. Unrein, Peter Rohr, Ben Huser, John Seitz added several rooms, B. M. Kuhn, Lawrence Wies ner, remodeled. The Bird Land Company in Per shing Heights, have erected - nine new houses, seven of which are occu pied, also one house has been moved to the Heights and remodeled, mak ing ten all told. In south Hays the LaRosh Con struction Company which has the contract for building the Methodist Community church, have purchased lots, we understand, from George Hubbell. and will soon commence the erection of three dwellings. The Oldham Brothers, Herman and Law rence, have erected and now occupy a fine residence, each', on East Nor mal avenue; Chas. Bissing and Joe Dechant, each, a new residence on East Normal; Frank Bissing, a resi dence on West Normal, and Joe Bissing has. now in process of erec tion a fine dwelling on the corner of Ash and Wilson in west Hays. Harold Gill and others are contem plating erecting residences on East Juniata this year. Also $333,000 has been subscribed by Hays and Ellis county- people to wards the erection of a $1,000,000 Catholic College on which work will be commenced in a short time. Be sides the $260,000 Methodist church on -which work has been commenced, the Presbyterian people will soon commence the erection of a new church, of which one wing will be built this year at an expenditure of $40,000. The Lutheran people will build a new parsonage, and the W. O. Anderson wholesale institution has been incorporated in the amount of $175,000 and will enlarge their plant during the year. In fact, Hays is starting a boom that will surprise the old timers who may occasionally visit us. The Hays Cash Grocery has been added within the past few months, situated in the Ryan building on North Main street, and a new firm will, on February 18th, open -up a Men's Furnishing and Shoe Store in the building recently vacated by P. P. Smith, on North Chestnut street; and it is rumored that a large department store will be opened up in the former Essex Hall, lately pur chased by Carl Wolf. The people who are building our city beautiful are the younger gen eration of Kansas, who are the worthy sons of those who braved the loneliness and isolation and dangers of the gTeat plains; who have dotted a vast region, regarded, only a few years ago, as a sterile . desert, with fruitful fields and orchards, pleas ant home3 and thriving towns; those people have done a great work for Kansas, for civilization and for their posterity. Their sublime faith, their magnificent courage, their all con quering energy and industry will long be remembered. The qualities they have so conspicuously illustrat ed will always be regarded among the highest and noblest virtues of a free and intelligent people. Come, see the miracles that have been wrrought and you will come to live in Hays. OBITUARY Sarah J. Rogers was born May 26, 1860, and died at her home in Yoce mento, Kansas, January 31st, 1922. She grew to womanhood in Ellis county. On January 7th, 1879, she was united in marriagje to James Grip pen. To this union nine children were born, of which three daughters and one son preceded her to the eter nal home. She leaves a husband, James Grippen of Yocemento; five children, Mrs. Myers of Ellis; Jabe of Yocemento; Ernest of Holly, Colo,; Scott of Collyer, Kansas; Fred of Palco, Kansas; "one sister, Mrs. Goet chius of Hays, and two brothers, Chas. Rogers of Belmont, Kansas, and Bert Rogers of Garden City, Kansas, fifteen grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Grippen was baptized and united with the Methodist church at the age of nine. While her health, distance from church and other con ditions were such that it was not al- yet she lived always in that faith. In almost her last hour when she realized herself that the Creator was calling her home, she said: "I know I am dying, but I have made my peace with God and I am ready and willing to go." So while she will be gTeatly missed, especailly by her lonely com panion, we can but say, knowing of her affliction and intense suffering, it is better that relief should come to her and we can only say, "He know eth best" and as she said, "His will, not our, be done." " The large number of bereaved ones have the sympathy of the community and we trust the example of her life, patient, kind, ambitious and sympa thetic with all in whom she came in contact, will be an incentive to so live that some day her last prayer may be realized, "That we may all meet again." Life is uncertain. Death is sure. We rise in the morning and go about our daily tasks trustfully or perhaps thoughtlessly believing that the tomorrows will stretch on and on in the future as they have in the past. Yet how many, many times is the truth boi-ne in on us every day that all our ambitions and plans for the future are brushed aside when the Great Creator calls. "Oh, how dearly we have loved you, And how hard to drink the cup, 'Tis sad to lose a wife and mother; But we had to give her up. Death has come -with icy fingers, But memory will never fade, Sweetest thoughts will ever linger Round the grave where she is laid; The Golden Gates were opened wide, A gentle voice said "Come," And angels from the other side Welcomed our loved one home. May we meet again in Heaven, That happy home beyond the sky, There to dwell in peace forever, Where we'll nver say goodbye." Card of Thanks We wish to extend our sincere ap preciation of the sympathy and help of our friends through the sickness and death of our wife and mother. James Grippen and family. W. E. SAUM DEAD News came of the-death, last Sat urday evening, of Wm. E. Saum, at his home in Kansas City, after a long illness. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Nettie Saum, a son, Ralph, and a married daughter, Mrs. Crandall. He has been in the automobile business there the past three years, having retired from his law practice. We clip the following from the Kansas City Star: "William E. Saum, aged 62 years, passed away at his home, 2909 E. 29th, at 8:30 p. m., February 4. Sur vived by wife, Mrs. Nettie Saum, and one son; R. H. Saum; one daughter, Mrs. R. N. CTandall, all of 2909 E. 29th. Mr. Saum was engaged in the automobile business at 1828 McGee for the past three years. Prior to that time he was attorney at law in Kays, Kans., and WaKeeney, Kans., for twenty or more years. Funeral services "will be held at the residence, 2909 E. 29th, Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial in Forest Hili cemetery. Mrs. C L. Forster, funeral director." THE PRACTICAL WAY Br W. Y. MORGAN. Republican Candidate for Gaveraar Present conditions call for the spe cial consideration of business - anj economic questions by the people. It is unfortunate that we have this i pression but perhaps it will bring- us to some wise legislation which would not be considered necessary when everything is lovely. I believe the Republican party in Kansas should place a program be fort the people which will be sane and constructive and practicable. Here are five principal needs of the state which can be reached by legislation and the Republicans should pledge themselves to the doing of them. First, a considerable reduction in expenses without injury to the institutions or the interests of the state. Second, a reform in asesss ment laws which will reduce the assessment for taxation of the farmer, the, home owner and the merchant. Third, take off the tax on farm mortgages, which is in fact a double tax on the land owner.' Fourth, a budget system which will place responsibility on the executive for the proposal of ap propriations to the legislature. It will also lead to economy and more careful legislative action. Fifth, repeal of the state laws creating tax exempt securities. On a platform like this, for econ omy and common sense, the Repub lican party can not only win but can make good. W. Y. Morgan. .Ellis OountyA Parent-Teachers' In stitute Saturday, February 11, will be an Ellis County Parent-Teachers' Insti tute at the Methodist church begin ning at 2 p. m., with an evening ses sion also. Mrs. Sewell, the State Superintendent of .Children's Work, will be here to" give two addresses. She always has splendid plans and ideas. Anyone interested in Primary and Junior work in the Sunday School will be glad to get practical helps. The program is as follows: 2:00 Devotonal Special No. Song by all prim ary children in Hays. 2:20 Hand Work in the Sunday School , Mrs. Newell 2:40 Good Presentation of Lessons Junior Mrs. Howard Primary and Beginners "Olive Kobler 3 :10 Value of Trained Teachers Mrs. Havemann 3:25 Helps in Sunday School Work Anna Meyer 3:45 The Parent, Child and Teacher Mrs. Jones 4:00 Demonstration Junior Boys Pearl Wilson 4:10 Address Mrs. Sewell 5:00 Social Hour 6:00 Free Supper for Primaary and Junior Teachers, workers and all out-of-town visitors, in church basement. 7:00 Devotional 7:20 Address Mrs. Sewell" Twenty Years Ago Item in Russell Record The town of Walker, just across the Ellis county line, took its name from some Englishmen who settled there in the' early days. They had plenty of money, being sons of lords, or sons of guns, and set a rapid pace, spending money freely being im pressed with the idea that fortunes in Kansas were to be gained easily. In a curbstone conversation a few days ago a gentleman described a scene he witnessed in a saloon at Walker, once upon a time. The Wal kers, or some of them, were having a high old time when one of them happened to look in the mirror over the bar and saw a fellow staring at him. Nothing makes an English per son, man, woman or child, fighting and so quick as to stare at him, and Walker promptly demanded of the fellow in the mirror (what he was staring- at him for, and not receiving a satisfactory reply struck him a violent blow in the face smashing the mirror into smithereens. This arous ed their destructive propensities and they proceeded to smash up nearly all the furniture in the saloon. The proprietor, knowing his customers, did not interfere but looked quietly on, setting up the drinks when called for. When all was over and they were ready to leave. Walker asked how much the bill was. Seven hun dred dollars, was the reply, and the amount was handed over without a word, the fun being considered worth the cost. i The 'Walkers 'blew in their money and walked cway some yeasr go - -Tfere succeeded by a dirTercnt tril ?.